Another quiet month for live music. I need to get back on my gigging game!
Before I get to January’s gigs, here’s a fun little music fact. The Beatles played their 1st ever gig at the Cavern Club 55 years ago today!! Travelodge have a great piece showing Liverpool then and now. There’s also a quick and fun competition to win a stay in the Fab Four’s hometown which involves voting for you favourite Beatles song! Interesting to see what is currently coming out at the top.
Now, lets see what gigs I attended in January!
A Night of a Thousand Elvis’s @ Brooklyn Bowl *
To celebrate what would’ve been Elvis’s 81st birthday, Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 put on a big Elvis tribute night full of bands and singers playing his biggest hits, even a strip tease and clown act performed to his music! It was great to see people of all ages in the audience, considering he died nearly 40 years ago. This was a fun filled night with a little something for everyone. Brooklyn Bowl tends to put on quite a lot of tribute shows, so keep a lookout for your favourite artist! I grabbed passes for this gig through Jukely, you can get £10 off your first month with my special link – YOU’RE WELCOME!
Toy @ Village Underground
You may have seen Toy pop up quite a bit in my monthly round-ups. They are one band that I really love seeing live. This time I didn’t have to worry about buying tickets myself as James treated me to a pair for my birthday. I was excited for him to see them for the first time. He really enjoyed the gig! It’s so easy to get lost on their music.
Misty Miller @ Windmill Brixton *
I always get excited when an artist that I’ve actually heard of pops up on Jukely. I’d only heard of Misty Miller as one of her songs had made an appearance in my Discover Weekly playlist (God bless Spotify for introducing my ears to some splendid new things!). I had no plans so grabbed passes straight away. I’d never been to Windmill Brixton before but had spotted its name more recently for upcoming gigs. When you enter, there is a strong pong of sick, but walk a little closer to the bar and it’s gone. It’s actually a great little pub for intimate gigs. Misty gave a rocking raw set which included a cover of a One Direction song that had everyone bopping along and singing the words, even though it took a minute to realise just who she was covering!
Did you manage to make it to any of these gigs? Or maybe you saw someone else. I’d love to hear in the comments below!