Sat 21st May was the first It’s All Happening night at The Gallery Cafe, opened by Abi Murraywho’s sassy soul has wowed us before and earned her slots at prestigious venues such as a headline slot at Camden’s Proud Galleries. Massive thanks, and we hope your Mum’s birthday went well!
The second act of the night were be Fievelwill, a wonderful duo from Kent that sent the audience into a mesmerising trance with their breathtaking talent. They have received some great plaudits for their live session on Kent radio station KMFM.
Gracing the stage as our headliners was the incredible Emily and The Woods, just one month before playing Glastonbury Festival. A quiet room, candelight, crisp soft vocals, and a double bass makes for a magical summer evening.
On Sat 20th we were pleased to welcome back Redwood Fall, a band who have really matured into a tight and talented outfit since they last played. New London Kings were A. Ma. Zing. Catchy hooks and rolling riffs kept us all riveted. Finally the wonderful Gunning For Tamar stepped in for us last minute, and wow I am a glad they did. Substantial scoundscapes, huge and harmonious scales and gutsy guitars – brilliant.
April 8th was played by Lawrence Bray, a songwriter influenced by the back to basics rock and roll of Oasis et al, local band Freak Static, electrifying brilliant, Oxford band Secret Rivalswith their crisp creations, and The Quadrilles, who were outstandingly tight, angles so astute they sliced through the air.
March we had a break. Sorry guys.
In February The K Shaped Rooms headlined, a full band accompanying Komla’s snakelike smooth guitar work, and the Cuckoo’s Nest has never been into the groove so much. Young lads The Rivieras were energetic and engaging, and we’ll definitely have them back! And this was the night that we first discovered Abi Murray – thank god for that!