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.
BLUE NOCTURNE QUARTET
Music for night owls. This piano quartet, led by vocalist Nell Greco, breathes new energy into songs from the cool jazz movement of the 50s. Formed of some of London's leading jazz musicians, Blue Nocturne takes inspiration from artists like Chet Baker, Betty Carter, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bill Evans.
THE ARTUR LEA BOOTLEG TRIO
Hammering honky tonks since his hands could reach the keys, Arthur Lea sings electric rhythm n blues with southern soul. Taking inspiration from the brass bands and piano professors of New Orleans, mixed with the urban gumbo of London's ever-blossoming creative music scene, Bootleg Trio comprises the rhythmic core of their seven-piece Neo-Soul outfit, Bootleg Brass. Bootleg Trio now bring the beat of the street parade to the intimacy of the piano trio.
The Cosimo Matassa Project
Transport yourself 60 years back in time and 3000 miles westwards with the sound of The Cosimo Matassa Project. The band are made up of some of London's finest session musicians, brought together by their mutual love for early New Orleans rhythm & blues.
Specialising in recreating the original and authentic sound of R&B, The Cosimo Matassa Project are passionate about the 45" records that emerged from the New Orleans studios of Cosimo Matassa in the 1950s and 1960s by the likes of Little Richard, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Big Joe Turner.
Dai Price - Double Bass and Vocals; Al "Dente" Dunn - Piano; Roy Pfeffer - Drums
Wandering Soul is an all singing, sharply dressed roaming 4-piece band comprising double bass, guitar, percussion and saxophone. Their immersive performances feature vocal harmonies with bags of energy and personality. This band delivers fun and enticing performances of vintage, classic and modern repertoire that thrive on audience interaction, actively encouraging musical requests that make each person feel like part of the show.
LITTLE GEORGE SUEREF
Internationally acclaimed Blues singer and harmonica player, Little George Sueref, has performed in clubs and festivals around the world for more than 30 years. He has guested with the likes of Jools Holland, John Reel, Charlie Gillet and Paul Jones to name a few and has recorded and performed with Blues legends such as Lazy Lester. He has become recognised for his original, soulful and tough approach to the Blues.
Strange Cargo is fronted by singer guitarist, Laurence Corns, who is equally at home playing 1930s Swing as he is Mbira music from Zimbabwe. Comprising Soothsayers Horns' Idris Raman and Robin Hopcraft, the innovative guitar sound of Rob Updegraff, and Tom Mason and Saleem Raman on bass and drums respectively, this six-piece is a band not to miss. Expect three-part harmonies and grooves from the African continent delivered in a lively mix of music that also reflects the musicians' London background.