If you would like to come to one of these events… (if we’ve not met) I’d like to meet or at least talk with you first. Why?

Well, we have no bouncers or doormen; this is my home, I want you feel and be safe, you will be introduced to whomsoever you are sat beside and everyone becomes family. This means you will be surrounded by like-minded souls in this extraordinary venue; it ensures a safe environment, for you, your partner, you children, your friends where some of the most extraordinary emerging World-Class musicians perform their original material…and we listen, in silence…that’s the deal.

It’s intense and uniquely special. Ask anyone who has performed or been here.

So, here’s the plan. Turn up at 730 pm….food is served shortly after you arrive.

The music starts at 8:15 pm (20:15 GMT) so ideally arrive at 7:30 pm so we can get you seated, watered and  fed; there is a home cooked meal as part of the show, included in your ticket. If you are struggling to pay the full price, talk to me, I am happy to accept an offering.

Tickets prices:
Adult prices are £30 (Early-bird tickets-if booked one week prior to the event £25)
Concessions (70yrs+under 25yrs) £20 (Early-bird tickets-if booked one week prior to the event £15)
Under 10’s FREE   come for FREE..however add £4 for food, if they wish to eat.

And here’s an EXTRA incentive to book ahead.
Book two or more dates
and save £10 on the second (or additional) date (so just £20)

…and pay just one week before each gig.


Like all rules, there are exceptions.
 If the nature of your work or circumstances prevent you from knowing your availability until the last moment, you must have at least expressed an interest in coming to a particular show by email beforehand to avoid paying the higher price. If there are other extenuating circumstances, please email.

Tickets should be paid for before the event please.

To book/reserve or buy a ticket, please email me and either: 

transfer the money to:  s/c 089250      a/c 70576593        OR

PayPal PLEASE NOTE:
PayPal only: Add £1 per ticket handling fee)

Gigs & Parties:

 

We showcase the most incredibly talented musicians every Saturday night.
It is why we are known as  #HomeToEmergingStars
Try Googling it!

 Tickets should be paid for before the event please.

 

The 1st confirmed bookings get seats  nearest the musicians/choice of seats,
…and if you cannot be here,
link to the LIVE STREAM on YouTube

View previous shows
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I do hope you can make it…call/text me or better still, mail me richard@the-drawingroom.co.uk

 

 

Sept

7th                          No gig

14th            Georgia and the Vintage Youth and support from Francesca Luker

There’s much to read about both of these Artists..both returning  class acts.

Did you catch Georgia at The Royal Albert Hall? Where ever you did…she simply oozes music, style and originality. However you may wish to label or describe her sound, be it Jazz, Soul, Blues…the girl definitely has more than enough to go all the way. Support comes from Francesca Luker, who opened here this summer….

 

21st             Peace day…and our 17th birthday…so expect something special.

Joe Slater, the rising star who lived in between here and Liverpool for almost 18 months before moving to London. This is always an important gig and Joe is an important  Drawingroom musician. This is the first time Joe’s four piece band will perform here…soo very excited. 

Supported and opened by The Kitchen Club, making their first appearance here, and in fact, first appearance anywhere. Led by Ed Campbell, who is one of our house sound engineers. The band, made up of five 15/16 yr old lads will open and then Ruby Leigh, a veteran of four Drawingroom shows, now 12 will be accompanied by Ed in a duo set….paving the way for Joe Slater to take the stage.

26th Sept: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From about 7PM (ish) the talk will start at a little after 8pm

 

28th   Sept              No gig  

Oct 5th     Returning Sean Taylor he sings the blues “Superbly tailored songs” — ****Daily Mirror   “Articulate, compelling … brilliant” — ****Mojo Magazine  “A star in the making …a superb talent” — Metro           Sean Taylor’s unique songwriting is a late night cocktail of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac; With voice that is a cross between John Martyn and Van Morrison and a guitar style that sounds like an acoustic Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with JJ Cale … His live shows fuse world class songwriting with stories from the road. Promoting his new album ‘The Path Into Blue’ Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hardworking names on the international roots and blues circuit. WANT TO COME? CLICK HERE

Emma McGrath I am excited to welcome back Emma for her second Drawingroom gig. It is rare to find such steel and focus in a musician this young. The nearest  to this drive I have seen in another musician is Hattie Briggs, who is already seriously on her way.  Emma’s delivery was powerful, punching well above her weight and in spite of having gigged several times that week gave a strong opening performance. Her music has an indie feel to it, yet it is more polished and crafted than one might expect of one so young.  Recognising her growing potential, the PRS Foundation awarded Emma a ‘Women Make Music’ grant for the development and subsequent release of a mini album. Recorded with Grammy Award winner Jimmy Hogarth and Brit School alumni Jackson, Emma’s sophomore EP, ‘Silent Minds’, was self-released in April 2018 through AWAL to high critical acclaim

12th

12th  Jonas & Jane  with support from Treana Morris 
Treana is an absolute favourite of ours, well mine, and many others too. She’s gigged here, almost from the beginning, helped develop Brit Award winner Jack Garratt as well as writing for TV and leading her own band, The Wire Daisies.

Jonas&Jane, you may have heard on Radio two. Chris Evans was entirely wowed by these two, you will too. Seamless harmony vocals, sweetest of sounds

‘Whispered’ one of their songs, is a secret which needs to be heard!
So shout it from the roof tops!’  Marie Crichton   WANT TO COME? CLICK HERE

19th                  No gig – I will be attending the wedding Will and Clare (McNicol)

26th                 Mike Evin & Ned Roberts 
Ned is a very recent discovery is an acoustic singer-songwriter now based in London. Ned first started gigging when living up in York, playing old folk covers and the odd Dylan tune. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record…he really does have an amazing and interesting voice, my opinion, so what has been said of Ned? 

Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

‘A warm treat…his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin’  – The Guardian

‘A splendid debut…a beautiful record’ – Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music

Mike is a recommend by two Chesham (Drawingroom) folk who know him from Canada…and doing a short tour across the UK this autumn. This will be a busy gig of this I am sure, so book ahead.

 Nov 2nd    Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock 

Michelle Malone’s musical roots run deep and wide like the mighty Mississippi river, twisting and turning through rock, blues, and Americana territory. Her music is influenced by the red dirt rhythms from her Georgia home – blues, soul and rock and roll. “Malone is a master at mixing blues and Americana music” (GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE) Michelle “has the soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass” (NASHVILLE RAGE), and she’s “uniquely able to blow the roof off the place then turn right around and whisper a soft song that will break your damn heart” (PASTE).

Headlining tonight’s show, will be both acts, two powerful female voices, stacked with years of practice winning countless praise along the way. Two big American voices on one big night…be sure to come.

 

9th                  Tom Bright  ()
Derbyshire-raised, London-based singer/songwriter Tom Bright, once an 18 year-old pub landlord, now a touring artist, he has already worked and performed with some of the biggest names in the industry.

In 2017, Tom featured in The The’s multimedia project, ‘The Inertia Variations’, after being asked by Matt Johnson himself if he would do a version of ‘Love Is Stronger Than Death’ for the movie and album.

Around that same time, Tom was recording his debut songs, with Mick Jones (The Clash & Big Audio Dynamite) on production.

 16th Will McNicol   with support from Ben Walker making his début here. 
First, of Will..I’ve known and watch him grow to become recognised as one of the foremost guitarists to watch, in the World. Playing to halls of 1000 + across the world, having been hailed as Guitarist of the year aged just 21, he is set to become of one of music finest performers and composers. His finger style playing of the guitar is of itself a thing of beauty, that he composes and delivers is a complete bonus. “the most beautiful guitar playing you will witness in your life..making some of the most beautiful contemporary classical music of our time.” simply beautiful ” ★ Guitar Techniques Magazine ” technical mastery ”  ★ Guitarist Magazine LEARN MORE AND LISTEN NOW

Of Ben…not the same Ben Married to Juju! 

‘That just floors me every time I hear it…his guitar playing is second to none.’
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3, The Late Junction… ‘beautiful… stunning, some of the best guitar playing you are likely to hear and the best ending of any track I’ve ever played on this show’. Greg Russell, BBC New Traditions ….’gorgeous…a lovely album. Incredibly atmospheric, absolutely beautiful’  Genevieve Tudor, BBC Sunday Folk ….’Stunning… from hauntology reminiscent of Gavin Bryers…to gorgeous duets’   The Guardian  ‘Ambitious, distinctive and brilliantly achieved.’ Songlines *****

23rd  Nov   GeeJay :(RL) Returning to The Drawingroom after an outstanding gig here in August 2019 and as the 2019 winners of Yamaha’s Funk It Up Competition, GeeJay won a coveted slot to play at Love Supreme Festival. Aside from recent International performances at Sugar Club in Dublin, Lodge Room in Los Angeles, and the IQ centre in Kiev, They performed their own sold-out headline show at Servant Jazz Quarters April 2019. They are certainly one to watch and one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the burgeoning Neo Soul and Jazz scenes this year.

GeeJay’s debut EP ‘Thru Channel’ and second EP ‘City’ in 2019 gained critical acclaim from the industry media (Red Bull Music, Clash Music) and their soulful take on the classic Garage track Flowers was The Observer’s Hot Track of the Week. Whilst the duo received further support from streaming services (Apple Beats One, Spotify, Colors and Café Nero’s in-store playlist) as well as radio stations (Jamz Supernova/1Xtra, Reprezent FM, Hoxton and Westside Radio), GeeJay have been nominated as a ‘New British Talent’ artist by British Airways.

 

30th Nov       Matt Belmont Albeit this is a solo acoustic night Belle Mt. [spoken bell-mont] is a project conceived by songwriter and lead singer Matt Belmont during a period of withdrawal from public performances and releases between 2014 and 2016. During this time, he dedicated himself to introspective periods of songwriting development, beginning a musical and geographical journey as he wrote, co-wrote and produced.

One of the most beautiful voices I have heard in a long time, I discovered his music a year ago and have been trying to sort a date ever since…so I am super excited he is coming.

The sounds of the first EP could be summarized by deeply poetic lyrics and alt-pop melodies steeped in layered ambience and depth. Working out of home project studios on a shoestring budget, eight songs were written and demoed in that first 10-day trip, and the haunting lead-track ‘Hollow’ was born.

 

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New Years Eve 2020

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22nd                        Matt Woosey and Michael Oertel

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16th Feb Night Flight and Francesca Luker 

Night Flight, a five piece, stripped back to two on the night, including Harry Phillips, a veteran of several Drawingroom shows. This will be Night Flight’s maiden showcase here; am really excited to hear their live sound. Counting Elton John amongst their fans Night Flight have also supported Paul Simon in Hyde Park…so, be prepared to be wowed!

Francesca Luker is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter based in Buckinghamshire. Signed to BFS Records, her debut EP ‘Take Me Down’ was released 10th November 2018, having been played on BBC Introducing, Beds, Herts and Bucks.

 will.i.am said: “When I first heard Francesca I was amazed that it was so rich, as if she lived life for years, her tone was so smooth, she sounds amazing”.

Francesca has long been a favourite of mine at “The Drawingroom” ; She has a massive voice with an extraordinary range; think Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse…and given that she is so young, you will be astounded at her songwriting and live performances.  She has performed here a number of times since the age of 12.”   

 

17th August    Arcelia 

and Zoe Konez   

Arcelia’s critically acclaimed latest album, Building On The Land, is out now on How Now Records with their new EP ‘Pieces’ due for release June 2019 Arcelia (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia – meaning ‘treasure chest’ in old Spanish) are songwriter Gavin Alexander (has supported the likes of Mark Nevin, co -wrote the theme tune to Studio Ghibli’s Emmy award winning TV series, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter), voice artist Teresa Gallagher (Octonauts, Thunderbirds, Thomas & Friends) and Flying Picket Simon Foster.

Together they create an exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon. Arcelia regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford of Squeeze as well as their own tours across the UK, while also being in demand as a support act for the likes of Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Michele Stodart and Maddy Prior.  Their “Wonderfully warm harmonies”….  MOJO Magazine “Here is songwriting and singing of the very highest order..” 9/10 Americana UK. “Their sound put me in the mind of The Carpenters.”  “Trailblazing a new genre”… Classic Rock Society . Arcelia’s critically acclaimed latest album,  Building On The Land, is out now on How Now Records with their new EP ‘Pieces’ due for release June 2019 

 

 

 

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Below is work in progress…pls ignore!!

 

Jasmine Rodgers

Naomi Banks   Max Blansjaar

Jon Kenzie Hollie Rodgers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Tom Hingley and Naomi Banks


Rosie Caldecott

this is work in progress:

Sara Cosgrove

 

July 21st          Hollie Rodgers & Peter Conway

Hollie Rogers is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of honesty in her lyrics and songs.

Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell. playing with a full backing band or as a duo with double bass; her live shows are not to be missed.

Peter Conway is an acclaimed independent singer songwriter and recording artist who has gigged here a few years ago. He has a unique unforgettable voice and song delivery. Creating music, celebrated by both fans and the press alike, as being classic and timeless with a sound that is soulful, rootsy and deeply emotive.