Bowes and Bounds Connected

A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green

On Monday I went for the first time to an open mic music session at the newly re-opened Woodman pub by Grovelands Park It's a lovely pub with great music hosted by local musician Lester Clayton supported by virtuoso bassist Mehmet Raif – who has often played  pub sessions around the area.

Tuesday was Buskers Night at The Step – compared by Amadish – another stalwart of local musicianship.

Thursday is Richard Lobb’s long running and much loved Toybox music night at the Ranelagh.

A more recent arrival on Thursday night is the monthly open mic sessions at the Bird in Hand on the corner of Tottenhall and Wolves Lane (anyone been?)

On Friday night there are the Blues sessions just north of Broomfield Park –at  The St Harmonicas Blues club which has a loyal following. 

What am I missing? Are there open Mic / music sessions elsewhere on other nights What about weekends? I think there is something at the Arts Depot – a 221 bus ride away?

Do you know of any places to hear live music that’s a brisk walk or in easy striking distance of our neighbourhood?

... and if we did fill in all seven nights of the week – who wants to join a seven day marathon.

Local live music every night for a week!

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Could I give the Karamel Club in Wood Green's cultural quarter a mention. They put on fantastic live music every other Wednesday evening. Recent artists include Chris Difford from Squeeze and Blair Dunlop who recently won an award at the BBC Folk Awards. Entry is free (-a tip jar is passed round) and great food is also served, all the promoter quite rightly asks is that people go to listen to the artists rather than talk over them. They also put on Jazz/blues night one Wednesday a month. If you enjoy live music it's worth liking them on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KaramelMusicClub), as they put up the performing artists in advance with links to youtube clips to check them out.

Well worth a try if you're prepared to venture down to Wood Green, book a table in advance, or turn up on the evening and stand at the bar - they're a really friendly bunch that are trying hard to do things for the local community.

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