It’s 2017, people! Why not try something a bit more unusual to kick-start the new year? Here’s some out of the ordinary experiences that you just can’t miss!
Light of the World
229 (Marylebone, W1W 5PN)
229 are no strangers to hosting various bands of all genres, so it only makes sense for them to host Light of the World. Light of the World are pioneers in the Brit-Funk movement of the late 1970s! This will be their first show in 7 years, so if you’re in “London Town” and into funk music that’s heavy on saxophones and fun lyrics, this is the show that you just can’t miss.
Tickets are £20 and you can buy them here.
Rumba (Piccadilly, W1D 7EP)
Rumba is a basement bar that really rocks. The biggest reason is because of their weekly Comedy Nights which they host on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Glenn Moore will be hosting the event and it will feature Ian Stone from BBC 5’s The Fighting Talk podcast and Mock The Week. Comedy Carnival will also feature Maff Brown, Christian Talbot and George Lewis. Prepare yourselves for a night of laughter!
Tickets range from £7 – £29 and you can buy them here.
Play That Goes Wrong
Duchess Theatre (Aldwych, WC2B 5LA)
Don’t let the name fool you, Play That Goes Wrong is a play that hits all the right places thanks to its fantastic cast and wonderful sets. Mischief Theatre does a fantastic job with their amusing play-within-a-play that’s centred about an amateur drama society who stage a murder mystery that goes horribly wrong. The show features miscued entrances, malfunctioning set, misplaced props and several twists in the plot that highlights how everything doesn’t always go to plan.
Tickets start at £22 and you can buy your tickets here.
Cafe Society Swing
Hideaway (Streatham, SW16 2BF)
Cafe Society Swing is a musical written by Alex Webb. It tells the true story about New York’s first racially- integrated jazz club, Cafe Society. You get to see an insight of Cafe Society’s trials and tribulations and then its eventual demise in America’s ‘Red Scare’ of the late 1940s. Accompanied by various renditions of jazz artists like Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie, the musical is a home-run, not a swing and a miss!
Tickets are £10 and you can buy your tickets here.
Greg Miller’s Blues Jam
The Royal George (Soho, WC2H 0EA)
The Royal George is a gastropub that is known for delicious hamburgers and hosting fun events. An upcoming event that will certainly not give you the blues is Greg Miller’s Blues Jam. Known for being a fantastic harmonica player, Greg Miller will set the room on fire with catchy tunes and have the whole crowd going. The Royal George is a perfect place for music enthusiasts to discover new bands and their scrumptious burgers makes it one of Charing Cross’ must go places.
This event is free.