Late Night Music in The Crazy Coqs

Every Friday & Saturday night, following the 9.15pm ticketed event, The Crazy Coqs plays host to 'Round Midnight - a free of charge, late-night music show.

With a different band each night, playing from around 11.00pm until 12.30am, the diverse line-up champions the likes of Blues, Jazz, Swing, Cuban, Calypso, Americana, African Highlife and everything in between.

Completely free of charge with no reservations needed - first come, first served.


15th February

Oliver Darling has been playing guitar for around 25 years and performing and touring for 20. He has worked with many musicians over this time and today is involved with some of the best artists in the business. As a young boy he was influenced by his father's record collection which was mainly blues (especially Big Bill Broonzy) and 60's Rock and Roll, all heavily guitar led. Oliver has worked with many different groups, including members of The Buena Vista Social Club, Rhythms Del Mundo in Milan, touring with Tony Christie and working with The Dirty Robbers (his own project).

He has been part of the Tanita Tikaram band since 2015, and appeared on her album 'Closer To The People'. He has been working with the legendary Geraint Watkins and The Mosquitos, and is currently touring with Imelda May, as well as doing solo, duo, trio and band gigs in and around London. The Living Legends play 50s R&B, Swing and Rock and Roll - perfect for this late night set.

16th February

Mez and the Fezzes is an all-star band featuring members of the Van Morrison Band, Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and Madness. Between them they have worked with BB King, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Robert Plant, Joss Stone and many, many more. Led by drummer/lead singer Mez Clough, the Fezzes play an infectious mix of rhythm & blues, rock 'n' roll, surf and swing. Keeping the dance floor rocking with classics from Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner plus cult movie themes from Quentin Tarantino.

22nd February

London based band Boom La Tete, takes the essence of swing, Gypsy music, Rock'n roll and other influences to create a sound all of their own. A very high energy music, that never fails to bring people to their feet.

23rd February

Pianist and singer / songwriter James Sayer's love of music began at a very young age when he learnt all things Rock n Roll through discovering artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Joel. James has since toured with the Ruen Brothers, supporting George Ezra and did a live recording session with legendary producer, Rick Rubin. His debut track 'Taking Back My Love' demonstrates musical passion at its finest. With the tones of Elton John, & the Boogie-Woogie master Jools Holland, he is a cool, young, rock n roll musician.

1st March

A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter, Marcus Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band. He is currently in his fourth year of fronting the Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion and has worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Ginger Baker as well as opening shows for Chuck Berry and others. Known for his deep, powerful vocal style and ability to combine many differing guitar styles to create his own unique sound, Bonfanti's live shows are full of a raw energy that many people thought had left live music a long time ago.

2nd March

Robert Ray's Trio DeLuxe play a raucous mix of well-known hits from 50s & 60s with cult cuts from the beyond! Featuring Everly-esque harmonies, twang fueled guitars and thundering rhythms… The set list includes the likes of Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Buddy Holly and Johnny Burnette.

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