Verse Chorus Verse – Monday 1st – @Westbourne Grove Church – Notting Hill
We kick off this week’s gig list at a rather different pace than usual. A teacup full of earthy acoustic acts will be helping to create a spine tingling atmosphere at Westbourne Grove Church this Monday. VerseChorusVerse, the solo project of musical journeyman Tony Wright, will be leading this community-based event that combines stunning music with a venerable setting.
Folk and Dagger – Tuesday 2nd – @The Underbelly – Hoxton
Get folked up on Tuesday at Hoxton’s cosy arts residence, The Underbelly. The line up curates a fine selection of young and inspired acts who are poking their daring heads up above the parapet of London’s live circuit. Turn On Tune In showcase Dan Cook will be there, with his fine mash up of poppy garage vocals and funky folk guitar playing. Also on the bill are Cowboy Small, a sect of blues-folk musicians led by a gorgeous female voice that calls to mind the bumpy roots of 60’s rebels Fairport Convention.
Laurence Made Me Cry – Thursday 4th – @Heath Street Church – Hampstead
Another day, another gig, another church. On Thursday the live music settles in Hampstead’s beautiful place of worship Heath Street Church for a night of acoustic charm and lo-fi folk. Laurence Made Me Cry is the most noteworthy act and will be playing music that not only rubs your ears and tells them that “everything is just peachy”, but also surprises the mind with subtly constructed experimental elements. A one girl band with supreme talent, an immaculate voice and deeply introspective lyrics.
Birth Records presents Filthy Dukes – Friday 5th – @93 Feet East – Brick Lane
If you prefer your music to come with a little more hip and a sprinkle of cool, then Birth Records’ Filthy Dukes showcase at 93 Feet East is where you should be buying your drinks. Filthy Dukes are a synth pop duo who’ve been all over the place recently, as well as securing a residency at London’s top night club, Fabric. With two rooms of music and eight live acts backing the Dukes up, it beggars belief that this Friday night extravaganza is free entry. But hey, we’re not complaining.
SuperSundays – Sunday 7th – @Camden Rock – Camden
More unbelievable freeness follows in the form of Camden Rock’s end of week festival, Super Sundays. 16 bands, artists and circus acts, guest DJ’s and one industrial beer garden are sure to be enough to whet your appetite and get you dancing away like it’s still summer and you’re still wearing wellies somewhere in a field in Hampshire.
This article was originally published on Turn On Tune In.