Tag: Music

A Celebration of Classic Rock & Metal for Make Music Day

Published on 11th June 2019

A Celebration of Classic Rock & Metal for Make Music Day with Black Helium and Possessor, both leaders in their disciplines and champions of their genres from London. Expect heavy rock and metal with a shot of Punk energy.   Free entry. Bands from 8pm. The Underdog London was first established back in 2007 on the Old Kent Road SE1, as an art gallery and live music studio. The ethos was to promote up and coming artists and creatives of all types and  genres but mostly in the graphic art and rock music scenes, gig poster design, graffiti / street and outsider art. The Underdog has since evolved in its current surroundings since 2011 in London Bridge, still staying true to its ethos of championing the outsider, but working and growing alongside some amazing, up and coming and well established artists and musicians. For the latest gig listings visit http://www.theunderdog.london/whatson Photograph Copyright: Sam Mellish © 2019

Declan Bennett Gig at Underdog Gallery

British emerging artist Declan Bennett plays his next EP release live on stage at the Underdog Gallery. Expect cool acoustic and electro beats over spoken word. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K41Y-nKY7wc/   The Underdog London was first established back in 2007 on the Old Kent Road SE1, as an art gallery and live music studio. The ethos was to promote up and coming artists and creatives of all types and  genres but mostly in the graphic art and rock music scenes, gig poster design, graffiti / street and outsider art. The Underdog has since evolved in its current surroundings since 2011 in London Bridge, still staying true to its ethos of championing the outsider, but working and growing alongside some amazing, up and coming and well established artists and musicians.   Photograph Copyright: Sam Mellish © 2019

Make Music Day UK London Bridge Events

  In addition to our Make Music Day UK Parade there is a musical feast across the London Bridge area on 21st June, to celebrate this year’s Make Music Day. MAKE MUSIC DAY UK 2019 FLAGSHIP EVENT AT THE SCOOP The Scoop at London Bridge City, SE1 2AA 6pm – 10pm This is the London flagship event for the UK’s part in this annual worldwide celebration of music. For the fourth year running Make Music Day UK will host this event in the stunning riverside amphitheatre The Scoop, next to City Hall and Tower Bridge. Come and enjoy four hours of vibrant and diverse live music with Smiley and the Underclass, Hotsteppas, THePETEBOX, Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu and Kinetika Bloco. It’s all hosted by the wonderful Carmen Mon Oxide, with live VJing and some special surprises. www.makemusicday.co.uk | @makemusicdayuk ZARIF Courage Yard Shad Thames, SE1 2NJ 4.30pm – 5pm Zarif is an indie pop songwriter with a powerful soulful voice. She has toured extensively around the UK and Europe, including supporting Beyoncé on the I am… Sasha Fierce tour, duetting with John Legend and touring as a backing vocalist with Tom Odell. After taking a hiatus from releasing her own music, she is returning with an alternative pop sound with a nod to the 90’s which marries guitar with soaring harmonies. Produced by Mercury nominated producer John Calvert (Ghostpoet, Nao). https://courageyard.com TONGUE AND GROOVE AT ST JOHN’S CHURCHYARD St John’s Churchyard, Druid Street, SE1 2AN 6pm – 7pm  Born from a love of performing, Tongue & Groove are an amateur choir that strive to bridge the gap between no-audition community choirs and a professional group, teaming professional Musical Directors from theatre with talented and dedicated amateur performers. We are all about engaging with the audience and putting on a good show. Repertoire songs include: Don’t You Want Me Baby – Human League, Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen, You Will Be Found – Pasek and Paul (from Dear Evan Hansen) and The Chain – Fleetwood Mac. www.tongueandgroove.london | Facebook: @PerformanceChoir | Twitter: @tandgchoir LONDON SAXOPHONES Potters Fields Park, 165 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3LW 6pm – 7pm London Saxophones is an all- saxophone band which has been performing in and around the capital for more than a decade, with one-off gigs in famous locations such as Carnaby Street and St Pancras International Station. We play a wide range of music, from Handel to Herbie Hancock, from Bach to James Brown. Film and TV themes such as Game of Thrones are also in our repertoire. www.londonsaxophonechoir.com F: @londonsaxophones | T: @LondonSaxChoir | Insta: @londonsaxophones SINGOLOGY AT LONDON BRIDGE STATION Stainer Street, London, SE1 9RL 6.30pm – 7.05pm Join us as we sing a blend of gospel, pop and soul songs. To date Singology has performed at many high profile events including V Festival with Stormzy, Songs of Praise on BBC1 and the Royal Albert Hall for an awards ceremony. With a strong community focus, Singology Choir is open to anyone interested in singing performing and connecting with other people. https://www.singologychoir.com | Facebook & Twitter: @singologychoir LONDON FOLK YOUTH ENSEMBLE Potters Fields Park, 165 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3LW 7.20pm – 7.35pm Set up by English Folk Song and Dance Society in 2013, London Folk Ensemble brings together committed young folk musicians with professional folk musicians to create and perform folk music from the British Isles and beyond. www.cecilsharphouse.org/csh-learning/london-youth-folk-ensemble T: @PottersFieldsPa & Insta: @pottersfieldspark TONGUE AND GROOVE AND SINGOLOGY Potters Fields Park, 165 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3LW 7.45pm – 8.15pm Join us as we sing a blend of gospel, pop and soul songs. To date Singology has performed at many high profile events including V Festival with Stormzy, Songs of Praise on BBC1 and the Royal Albert Hall for an awards ceremony. With a strong community focus, Singology Choir is open to anyone interested in singing performing connecting with other people. https://www.singologychoir.com | Facebook & Twitter: @singologychoir  AND Born from a love of performing, Tongue & Groove are an amateur choir that strive to bridge the gap between no-audition community choirs and a professional group, teaming professional Musical Directors from theatre with talented and dedicated amateur performers. We are all about engaging with the audience and putting on a good show. Repertoire songs include: Don’t You Want Me Baby – Human League, Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen, You Will Be Found – Pasek and Paul (from Dear Evan Hansen) and The Chain – Fleetwood Mac. www.tongueandgroove.london | Facebook: @PerformanceChoir | Twitter: @tandgchoir  ZARIF Hop King 16 Druid Street, SE1 2EY 7pm – 7.30pm Zarif is an indie pop songwriter with a powerful soulful voice. She has toured extensively around the UK and Europe, including supporting Beyoncé on the I am… Sasha Fierce tour, duetting with John Legend and touring as a backing vocalist with Tom Odell. After taking a hiatus from releasing her own music, she is returning with an alternative pop sound with a nod to the 90’s which marries guitar with soaring harmonies. Produced by Mercury nominated producer John Calvert (Ghostpoet, Nao). Following the performance in Courage Yard, Zarif will also be playing at Hop King in Druid Street. https://hopking.org APPOLONIE & BURNHEART AT LONDON BRIDGE HOTEL Quarter House Bar 8-18 London Bridge Road, London, SE1 9SG 6pm – 8pm Unwind on Make Music Day with this sparkling jazz duo in the perfect setting of London Bridge Hotel, just seconds away from London Bridge Station. Straddling genres Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing – Appolonie’s soulful voice floats and combines with the layers of the violin which is then embellished with percussion and backing vocals. www.londonbridgehotel.com  T: @LondBridgeHotel | F: @LondonBridgeHotel  Insta: @londonbridgehotel | Appolonie & Burnheart: https://youtu.be/XAulHu26-ow | F: @appolonieandBurnheart SAMPLE ANSWER AND BLU:M AT DOODLE BAR 60 Druid Street, SE1 2EZ 7.30pm – 9pm Enjoy a good scribble at The Doodle Bar whilst listening to live indie rock bands Sample Answer and Blu:m. www.thedoodlebar.com F: @hello.how.do.you.doodle UNDERDOG BAR AND GALLERY: BLACK HELLIUM AND POSSESSOR The Underdog London. ARCH 6, Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW 8pm – 1am Join us for a gig like no other on Make Music Day! We bring you live heavy classic rock and metal bands, Black Helium and Possessor, both leaders in their disciplines and champions of their genres. The bands have recently released critically acclaimed albums and will play their top tracks on our stage. The Underdog London is an eclectic arts and music bar based in London Bridge just a 2min walk from the station and next to the vibrant buzz of Bermondsey street. We host some of the most interesting art exhibitions and free live gigs every Friday. We strive to cultivate a welcoming environment to make the alternative art and music scenes an accessible and enjoyable experience for everyone. www.theunderdog.london | F: @underdogart | Insta: @underdog_gallery

Comida Fest 2019

Published on 06th June 2019

The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to Potters Fields Park for 2019,  bringing the most authentic street food, drinks and culture to the iconic riverside location.  Sample traditional and new flavours from across the continent with delicacies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and more! Comida Fest also promises a sizzling cultural line up of Latin American music and dancers. You’ll also get the chance to shake the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba There’ll also be plenty of family-friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. Find out more

MUSICITY x LOW LINE: an evening of music and conversation

Published on 21st May 2019

  Special free public event hosted by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction’s Nick Luscombe Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019 at The Underdog Gallery. From 5pm til late. An evening of music and conversation to celebrate the launch of Musicity x Low Line, featuring London-based French composer and musician Lola de la Mata; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle; deep house producer, composer, digital artist and jazz pianist Tom Szirties; musician, storyteller and supremo of the South East London Folklore Society, Cunning Folk; experimental soundscape creators and visual artists Gestalt; Japanese-born violinist Chihiro Ono; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone; audio-visual performance artist James Alec Hardy; and artist, curator, comedian, designer, stage manager, magic lanternist and bingo caller, Frog Morris. Launching as part of London Festival of Architecture 2019, Musicity x Low Line will see fifteen sites along the mighty Victorian railway viaduct, spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, come alive with new music created especially for each site. Entry is FREE: get your tickets here.  Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, London Bridge SE1 3JW. theunderdog.london musicityglobal.com The London Festival of Architecture is the world’s largest annual architecture festival.  The theme for the 2019 event, which runs from 1-30 June across the capital, is ‘Boundaries’. London Bridge is a focus area for this year’s Festival and will be hosting over 60 events through the month. londonfestivalofarchitecture.org

Parade: Make Music Day

Published on 20th May 2019

Part of international free music festival Make Music Day UK, carnival band Kinetika Bloco will lead a parade along the Low Line, London’s emerging walking destination. As Kinetika Bloco weave their way through the base of the viaduct with their upbeat mix of music influenced by the Caribbean, Brazil, West and South Africa, New Orleans jazz, funk and hip hop, you will find yourself immersed in the energy of their performance as the music fills unexpected, fascinating spaces on the route Kinetika Bloco musicians will be placed along the route so you can see them performing before they join the parade. There will also be points along the route where audiences can listen to live music too including the Singology Choir (6.30pm) at London Bridge Station with their blend of gospel, pop and soul songs; London Youth Folk Ensemble (7.20pm) in Potters Fields Park; Tongue and Groove Choir (6.30pm) in St John’s Churchyard and Zarif outside Hop King (7pm). TIMELINE OF EVENTS At each point the parade passes along where there are bands playing, marked with a (*) in the timeline below, the band will stop and jam together for a few minutes, before moving on towards its final destination in the Scoop. Please note that as this is a live parade, times may be subject to slight alterations. 6.30pm Parade starts at Beormund Centre 6.40pm Doodle Bar 6.45pm Meets Tongue and Groove in St John’s Churchyard* 6.50pm Hop King 6.55pm Underdog Bar and Gallery 7.00pm Vinegar Yard 7.05pm Meets Singology Choir in London Bridge Station in Stainer Street* 7.25pm Meets London Youth Folk Ensemble in Potters Fields* 7.45pm Performs in The Scoop* To see a list of all Make Music Day events in London Bridge click here.  

Fank Funk it’s Friday at the Underdog Gallery

Published on 06th February 2019

Foxy Funky Hot nights will unleash incredible live music from some of the UK’s top funk and soul bands at the Underdog Gallery every first Friday of the month. On March 1st PAYBACK are in town, a phenomenally awesome 10 piece funk band playing anything from Tower Of Power to Herbie Hancock to Bruno Mars and beyond. Find out more Doors open at 6PM Tickets £10 advance/ £12 OTD  Use promo code 16052000 for a special London Bridge locals discount.  Book tickets here >

Lea Delaria Live at The Bridge Theatre

Published on 30th October 2018

Lea DeLaria, ‘Big Boo’ on Orange is the New Black, brings her live show to the Bridge Theatre for one night only. ‘(DeLaria) swings hard, and scats and bends notes in a style that suggests a no-frills Betty Carter on steroids.’ (The New York Times) Known for her frank outspoken politics and big personality, DeLaria is not one to shy away from comedy that will bite hard and elicit gales of laughter. Her new show features hits from her latest album House Of David: delaria+bowie=jazz. and shows off not just DeLaria’ s comic genius but her spectacular vocal range in songs such as ‘Fame’, ‘Young Americans’ and ‘Let’s Dance’. With a velvet-smooth voice contrasting perfectly with razor-sharp wit and sassy stage presence, this will be a spectacular performance. Tickets: £39.50 & £25 Book here. 

Secret Concert @ The Old Operating Theatre: Russell Swallow

Experience an exciting event in the attic of St Thomas’ Church in London Bridge: a secret concert in the oldest operating theatre in Europe. This month features Russell Swallow, an acoustic artist who calls on the classic grooves of James Bay, the storytelling of Tracey Chapman, and the ambience of Ry-X. Russell’s sound is brooding, confessional, indie. Tickets £20 Book here. 

Musical Shakespeare with the Three Inch Fools

Published on 30th August 2018

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s two most infamous and iconic plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet – at one of London’s most historic pubs. The Three Inch Fools will perform at historic London Bridge pub: The George Inn (just down the road from Shakespeare’s local, The Globe!). The George Inn is London’s last remaining galleried inn; its cobbled courtyard making a unique backdrop for this infamous and iconic duo of plays. The Fools will perform for four nights only in September (8, 9, 15 and 16th). Dates and shows: 8 September – A Midsummer Night’s Dream 9 September – Hamlet 15 September – Hamlet 16 September – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Book tickets