OLD FASHIONED – 2nd Wednesday of the month
Old Fashioned is a live open mic event with a difference – they 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. Old Fashioned fuses these elements together to create a unique retro music experience celebrating the very best of this classic musical period.
On the 2nd Wednesday of each month they provide a platform to showcase new musical talent who perform their choice of pre 1965 Jazz, blues, soul and rhythm & blues. Backing comes from their unique house band, made up of some of London’s most talented session musicians.
The house band includes superb players 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.
It’s the closest thing to stepping into a time machine!
Old Fashioned runs from 8pm til 11pm and entry is just £5.