Our award winning Live Music season is back! Join us over the next few months and be entertained by some of the best new and established talent in The Roof Gardens Live lounge.
We also have some special nights lined up such as Halloween, Comedy Nights and lots more, so stay tuned for more information
Saturday 4th of January 2014
The starting whistle is about to blow for North London’s very own star-in-the-making, Shivani.
But sport is not all Shivani shines in as the stunner is also a talented music marvel. The incredible singer/songwriter’s promo track 'Lion' is already making waves across social media, building a large fan following only days after its YouTube premiere. The infectious song is built with all the energy and power Shivani displays on the pitch. The track reveals Shivani’s powerful vocals and clever song writing skills - all set to a catchy beat.
Love Beats Riot
More information coming soon!
Formed in early 2012, CURRAN was born out of the sheer desire and frustration to make great music! CURRAN are fast becoming one of the most exciting live bands on the go. Striving to feel deserved of the reputation as the band you have to see live. CURRAN locked themselves away with producer Rupert Matthews and resulting body of work is a collection of songs that start at 10, but ultimatly go to 11. Described by singer Mark Curran as “No frills, blue collar, straight from the gut, jukebox Rock N Roll”. BEGINNINGS is available NOW at all digital retailers. The band will be hitting the road in December of this year and will stay out well into 2014 to take their music and incredible live show to the masses.
Wendy's Child was born to a West-Indian father and an English mother of Irish decent. He has always had a love of music and his craft was forged amongst the woodlands and fields of rural England, originally influenced by the songs of great American and Canadian songwriters from the sixties and seventies.
Exploring a variety of musical genres to breech cultural divides is a key motivation, Wendy's Child performs with guitar and voice and his lyrically enchanting songs embrace the traditions of rock, folk, country, blues, gospel, soul, funk and reggae. Wendy's Child’s songs have extraordinary poetic power, which often tackle social, philosophical and deeply personal themes.
Friday 10th of January 2014
From billboards on the London Underground to TV screens in New York City, critically acclaimed rap artist and classical pianist E.N.V is packing a punch on the music scene. His old skool influences and classical training set him up in the premiership of emerging artists, already holding two Top-40 remixes and reaching #8 on the MTV Click List.
Sponsored by fashion brand WeSC, E.N.V is no stranger to press and radio, having clocked up over 100 performances across the world and supported the global launch of Puma’s new fragrance in 15 different countries.
E.N.V has featured alongside Tinchy Stryder in Time Out and RWD magazine, and been interviewed and playlisted by KISS FM. He’s made a big impression on the BBC’s Introducing London show, and received airtime on both sides of the Atlantic.
With a quarter of a million YouTube hits and his latest video airing on MTV, Chart Show TV and The Box, E.N.V has earned the backing of the Orange Fun Finder, which declared “E.N.V’s reign of the worldwide urban scene looks certain”.
Most recently, E.N.V has been invited to showcase his music at the Red Bull HQ and perform for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Always in demand, E.N.V is currently writing for ten other artists - and with his brand established in Germany (he’s a resident performer at Berlin Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes), E.N.V is now bringing his innovative sound to the UK music industry.
XYRA are not your average girlband, they merge pop, rock and soul with unique harmonies - bringing a brand new sound to the music industry. All five girls are singer songwriters of their own merit and particularly enjoy performing acoustically to showcase their vocals. XYRA are currently writing and recording debut material alongside gigging in and around the UK. Currently unsigned, XYRA are tipped for big things in 2013! Keep your eyes and ears open, you saw them here first!
Prepare to witness something very special. In 2014 the UK will meet VOIS, a new urban act combining grime/hip hop/jazz/soul/rnb to create a truly unique sound!
Join the movement and attend one of their special 'HEAR VOIS' listening parties throughout the next few months where they'll be showcasing tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album which looks set to take the UK music industry by storm.
More information coming soon!
Saturday 11th of January 2014
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Alex LoSardo is a singer/songwriter/guitarist that moved to London from Phoenix, AZ in the summer of 2010 to experience music “across the pond”. Now he is performing all over London. His contagious rhythmic guitar style, soaring vocals and his gritty lyrics combine make a very unique acoustic performance.
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Friday 17th of January 2014
Mama Wolfpack are a UK rock band whose founding members all originate from Essex.
With an undeniable love for rock music, Ben Western (vocals and rhythm guitar), Ibs (lead guitar) and David Bexon (drums) joined forces in 2011 and formed Mama Wolfpack. They were later joined by Chris Sullivan (bass guitar).
The band spent the best part of a year in a gritty South Bermondsey studio to form their sound. Through poor sound proofing, damaged ear drums, broken drum sticks and a lot of trading amps and guitars, they found ‘that sound’.
This sound has three stand out elements – very melodic yet powerful vocals, a pounding rhythm section which sits high in the mix, and a lead guitar that injects a lot of power into the sound.
Mama Wolfpack have created a rock sound that in their live set will give moments of jumping to distorted guitars and a thumping rhythm such as the song “We Won’t Fight”, to the more subtle and subtle and emotionally charged moments of “She Said”.
The band started gigging in London since July 2012, and are building a strong following and are gaining great feedback from both promoters, venues and fans.
Check out their website or YouTube channel to hear their demos, and like their Facebook page to keep up-to-date on future demos and gigs.
You can download the bands first two demos "We Won't Fight" and "You See Lines" from their Soundcloud page.
When he stepped into the room it was clear to his management team that Mark Weaver had the talent, determination and star quality to get him very far in the music business.
What makes him different from many mainstream performers, is his understated style, and cool look, and the fact that his emotive songs, with hauntingly soulful vocals, add a unique slant to his acoustic sound.
The UK's most exciting new classical crossover artist. Watch this space for news of a classical venue tour coming soon.
The unmistakable sound of Maisie is a fusion of classical vocals and urban beats blended with instantly catchy melodies to create chart pop perfection. Add a burnished beauty with an edgy look and you’ll understand why demand for this 18 year old crossover artist is so high.
Having performed at events across the country her fan base is range mix of ages and musical tastes – a measure of the ever-growing appeal of her brand.
Living in Cornwall since she was two, Maisie has been training as a classical soprano throughout her school years. But since discovering her love for more contemporary genres like dubstep and indie over the past few years, her passion to make classical cool is shaping her debut album into a piece of modern day classical genius.
Jain’s musical interests are varied.
Her first love is jazz fusion with its blend of musical genres, complex rhythms and instrumental approach (Pat Metheny, Jeff Lorber).
She is also drawn to the ethereal feel of World Music rooted in various cultures (B-tribe, Thievery Corporation).
Her lyrics are highly influenced by her work as a transpersonal psychologist which is a blend of modern psychology with the wisdom of the Eastern philosophic traditions.
Saturday 18th of January 2014
Louise Golbey is an inspiring, emerging singer, songwriter and musician.
Having already played at Glastonbury and recorded at the famous Maida Vale studios, Louise has established herself amongst a variety of acclaimed producers and DJ’s.
A frequent performer on the live soul/jazz circuit she plays regularly at many legendary venues such as Ronnie Scotts and The Jazz Cafe and her strong fan following continues to grow.
Louise has also developed a strong reputation within the UK soul scene performing extensively across London and beyond over the years. She has worked with Example and The Newham Generals and has supported and shared the stage with a number of acclaimed artists including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Katy B, Kal Lavelle, Mr Hudson, Mikill Pane, Mitch Winehouse, Ryan Keen, Omar, Sonique (at a London Fashion Week charity gig) and one of Barack Obama's favourite artists: Anthony David at Bush Hall.
Becoming a respected name in the funky house scene, promoters and producers all want to work with Kimona. Performing up and down the country, she was even included in the line up for the UK Funky Live show at Wembley Arena in 2009. Kimona has also had the great privilege to support US acts Mario and Omarion.
Kimona is a versatile writer and artist; she can give any genre her stamp and make it her own.Her musical taste is an eclectic mix of R&B, Jazz and a variety of other sounds from around the world.
Kimona embraces all music and is not afraid to experiment and try new things.
More information coming soon!
The Bondurants are a 6 piece Alternative Country Band from Leeds.
Under their previous name “The Simon Pollard Band” they have performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading & Leeds Festival 2011, Bingley Music Live Festival 2012 and Live at Leeds Festival 2012 as well as performing at some fantastic venues up and down the country Including Kensington Roof Gardens, Proud Camden, The Bedford Live, The Cockpit, The Brudenell Social Club and many more.
“cruised through their set[s] with the kind of authority you expect to see when you attend the O2 Academy or bigger.” James Elson Leeds Music Scene Live Gig Review
With the release of their new EP (and new band name) they are building on the fantastic opportunities and experience’s they have had in their past whilst looking forward to what is in store for the band in the year to come.
The EP - which was produced by Andy Hawkins (Flogging Molly, Pulled Apart By Horses) and recorded at Cottage Road Studios in Leeds - draws upon a diverse array of influences, such as Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and The Who.
The band are set to promote their new material (to be released January 2014) with shows at Kensington Roof Gardens, The Wardrobe, The Crusader and many more TBC
Friday 24th of January 2014
Alison Levi is a London based singer/songwriter and self taught guitarist. A British Academy of New Music graduate, Alison is currently signed to a production deal with Sensible Records.
Having worked as a top-line writer across a broad spectrum of artists and with influences ranging from Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age to Otis Redding, gives Alison the ability to seamlessly move between genres and sounds.
Currently splitting her time between the studio and performing at London’s most established live music nights, Alison is now ready to blow you away with her EP 'Pale to Grey'- a collection of songs mixing pop and rock with powerful vocals creating a haunting and captivating EP that naturally fuses genres to make a sound that is hers and hers alone.
Rich Lown is a singer/songwriter from the south coast of England. Fusing
folk and rock with his unique voice Rich is bringing freshness and
honesty to music. Much of his music is a moment of catharsis caught in
song through an intuitive process of song writing. It’s natural, catchy
and comes from within, proving that songs can be popular and still be
Once described as 'an English John Mayer' Rich has recently been
busy putting the finishing touches to his debut album over the summer
which has now been released on iTunes. With his last EP ‘Time For Us
All’ selling to over 20 countries around the world over the past 12
months, the much anticipated debut album ‘Worlds Apart’ promises to
please fans of Rich’s music around the globe with his fresh folk/rock
sounds. Recorded at River Studios in Southampton it features Rich's
counterpart lead guitarist Robin Hirschfeld and a collaboration with
London’s up and coming singer/songwriter Alice Watts. This solid 12
track album shows off Rich's versatility beginning with a catchy 'Route
66' track in 'Black Cloud' and ending in an atmospheric, heart felt song
in 'I'll Be Listening'. Each song on this record really shows off
Rich's fantastic voice and is already gaining fans of his music with
some famous names in the industry.
The instantly recognisable sound of 18 year old Lucy Blackwell is about to take the music industry by storm.
Songwriting since the age of 10, Lucy is classically trained in singing, flute and piano, with her online covers attracting attention from far and wide.
Lucy's debut EP 'Lady In Waiting' has been influenced by John Mayer. The collection of 6 tracks based on real life experiences from Lucy’s teenage years has so far received critical acclaim since it's release earlier this summer.
Her live show features a guest guitarist alongside Lucy on keys and is a whirlwind trip through modern day life as seen through the eyes of a ‘Lady In Waiting’.
According to the BBC, Blackheart are "Taking the acoustic scene by storm" Radio 2's Aled Jones pronounced them "A great band" Good Morning TV described their music as "Beautiful" Italy's Radio Gold called it "Inspired Music" and American Public TV proclaimed "Blackheart don't sound like anyone else, rather they remind us why music lifts us up."
In just three years, pioneering British arthouse folk duo Blackheart have achieved much - playing over 400 gigs here in the UK and Ireland plus two successful headlining tours of Australia and New Zealand.
Their rise began when the track 'Unlike Water' was used for the Moben Kitchens TV commercial. Their music and sound defy categorisation - combining the lemon and honey voice of Chrissy Mostyn with the spellbinding acoustic instrumentation creating a unique blend of intelligent acoustic rock. Their highly personal songs are laced with piercingly sharp observations, beautifully crafted lyrics and powerfully driven melodies which prompted Australia's Western Star to comment that they "take their audience from uplifting to heartbreaking in a single song"
Their new album 'Songs From a Satellite', from which the single 'The Sky and I' is taken, is scheduled for release in October 2013.