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Monday 23 January 2006 12.08pm
You didn't say day or evening. time so.....

The foyer in the Queen Elizabeth Hall still has free music from 12.30-14.00 everday and Commuter Jazz on selected Friday evenings from 17.30- 19.00. Go to the web page www,rfh.org.uk for details of when. The next one is 3 February 2006.
Wednesday 8 March 2006 5.59pm
"The Roebuck Lounge" began last Thursday, and aims to provide the very best of London's live music scene, right here in SE1.

We have hand-picked only acts on the verge of record deals, and acts who do much more than just the standard 'it's acoustic night, i'm yet another singer/songwriter' fayre.

The first night was a huge success, with a crowd of well over 75 very hapy music fans. We always aim high, and it's our aim to make this night a must-play spot for all up and coming musicians... look out Ronnie Scott's!

Check out the flyer for the next Lounge event:
http://www.theroebuck.net/newsite/livemusic.pdf

(There is obvioulsy a connection here, but we're not ashamed of it, we are very proud of what we are doing over here at the Roebuck, and want all of you to be a part of it)
Wednesday 8 March 2006 7.40pm
I've had some really good nights at the Crown and Anchor on the New Kent Road. it's a real Irish pub with a friendly landlord, Peter. Got a cracking punk band playing again soon (might be this weekend) P.A.I.N. The lead singer looks like johnny Rotten's dad, or Steptoe senior. A good band though and a great atmos at the C&A.
Monday 20 March 2006 9.44pm
Nick Harding wrote:
Does anyone know of any pubs/ venues with live music in SE1 on weekdays? Thanks.

Thanks for all the tips, folks....

I've dug around on the web a bit and discovered two other venues close by... The Roebuck in Great Dover Street has an acoustic night every other Thursday. Went there last week to check it out. Apart from starting quite later than listed (9.30pm v 8.30pm!), the music was great.... once it got started. Some good original numbers, and a tingling interpretation of New York, New York from Sugardrum who was accompanied by a cellist. The MC kept the evening buzzy and even did a few numbers as part of the opening set duo.

The ongoing backdrop to the gig was the live projection onto a large screen by cartoonist Rosie Brooks, in action, drawing caricatures of the bands whilst they were actually playing.... Very effective.

Top of the bill was X-Factor finalist Roberta Howett, a delectible vocalist with a great backing band, with some good jazzy/bluesy numbers. Her voice occasionally reminded me a bit of Kate Bush, but without the affectation & screeching....

And the food was good and so was the beer!

I'm now all set for this Wednesday's live Blues jam session night at The Miller (Snowfields Road SE1). I'll let you know how it went..... once my hearing's back to normal from that live gig and the Blues jam at The Spice of Life in Soho on Tuesday night!
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