Club Night – Old Fashioned
OLD FASHIONED – 2nd Wednesday of the month
Old Fashioned is a new live open mic event with a difference – we celebrate a bygone era with a strict pre-1965 music policy. From the great croons of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to the powerfully expressive Nina Simone and Otis Reading, the period from 1940-1965 was a feast of incredible performers, wonderful songs in elegant surroundings. At Old Fashioned we fuse these elements together to create a unique retro music experience celebrating the very best of this classic musical period.
On the 1st Tuesday of each month we provide a platform to showcase new musical talent who perform their choice of pre 1965 Jazz, blues, soul and rhythm & blues. Backing comes from our unique house band, made up of some of London’s most talented session musicians.
Our wonderful house band includes talented musicians who have recorded and performed with artists including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Ray Charles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Bette Midler and others. Notable perfomers include the legendary Mo Pleasure (known for his work with Michael Jackson and Ray Charles et al) alongside Joe Downward – a member of NYJO who appeared with the BBC Big Band and is now pursuing a successful studio and session career as both an electric and upright bass player.
OLD FASHIONED – Old Queens Head Islington – Every 2nd Wednesday of the month