I’m a bit late with this one, but I really wanted to bring back my monthly gig round-ups! This year they’re going to also include theatre shows as I’ve tickets to some cracking productions coming up and I’d love to share what I thought about them. Here’s what I got up to in January!
Tina: The Musical @ Aldwych Theatre
My Mum brought me & my Nan tickets to see Tina: The Musical for Christmas. I think most of us already know her story, but it was pretty harrowing to see it played out live on stage. The last quarter basically turns into a live gig and by the end everyone is up singing & dancing, because how could you not sing & dance to Rolling on a River?! Guaranteed you will leave the theatre thinking ‘What a woman!’.
Being Bowie @ Jazz Cafe
I had a bit of a Bowie week starting with an evening of his music played by The Transatlantic Ensemble at The Jazz Cafe. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting. The musicians were extremely talented, but the singing felt a little karaoke/X Factor styled. It was lovely to see such a varied crowd though, all come together for one amazing man.
We Are Brando @ Scala
I managed to get some last minute tickets for We Are Brando‘s big debut gig at Scala with support from The Twin, AKA Boy George‘s alter ego music project. It wasn’t your usual support slot from Boy George. Instead he would join We Are Brando for a couple of tunes every 3 or so songs. I think the most entertaining part of the evening though was watching the audience. There were drag queens, new romantics, & punks, and their outfits were insane and so creative. Me and my Mum even got to meet the man himself!
Labyrinth @ The Grand Clapham
I’d been wanting to go to an event at The Grand for ages, so when I saw they were doing a Labyrinth screening just after what would’ve been Bowie’s birthday, I knew I HAD to go, and it did not disappoint! Not only did they screen the film, but they also had Bowie tribute band David Live playing too, as well as a fancy dress competition and a free glitter station. Guess who won their Instagram competition on the night and gets to go back?! Now just to decide which of their events…
Sound of the Sirens @ St Pancras Old Church*
These girls popped up on Jukely and I knew my brother would love them, so I got us passes. Turns out he did already love Sound Of The Sirens as he’d seen them previously supporting Kiefer Sutherland. I wasn’t sure they’d be my cuppa tea as I’m not too big a country music fan, but these girls were more folky, not to mention absolutely lovely! They were such bubbly lasses and had great chemistry with the audience. 100% would definitely see live again and try to become their new best friend! Support came from Stables, who turns out live quite locally to me down in South East London. One of their songs was even about the Horniman Gardens.
Gigs marked with a * are those which I got passes for through Jukely. You can get £10 off your first month by using my special code: JUKECE1
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!