Christmas closing from 24th December & reopening on 4th January
Christmas closing from 24th December & reopening on 4th January
We are proud supporters of the Telegraph Hill Festival 2022 & 2023. We supported many events: Music and Dance Jam, Otto and the Mutapa Calling, Climate Emergency (with Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir), The Magic of Mahjong, Salamander Brandy
Anthony Warren brought a collective troupe of comedians to entertain at the cafe.
Duncan Eagles – Saxophone
Owen Snider – Guitar
Jakub Cywinski – Bass
Flavio Li Vigni - Drums
“A rising star of British Jazz” Kevin Le Gendre BBC Radio 3
Launched on 21st April, was our inaugural Live at the Hill Sessions.
The Hill Sessions our new monthly live music show showcasing some of the capital’s most exciting breakthrough talents. The show serves to captivate those of eclectic taste with intimate artist performances ranging from R&B and Jazz to Rap and Indie Rock. A project with the community at heart, The Hill Sessions combines the local homestyle spirit of Telegraph Hill with the city’s cosmopolitan flair, amounting to a distinct blend of subcultures unlike any other. Watch this space!
Brit School South London based funk, jazz, and blues band Ramfunk to play live at the cafe. Supporting act, also rising from the Brit school is band 'Darcey Beth'.
Jarman, Frankie Howerd, Silence of the Snow and Quentin Crisp
Open mic showcasing up-and-coming artists and providing a supportive platform for singers to develop regardless of experience.
"Great fun, nice mix of music. Most importantly supportive environment for anyone to get up and have a go at singing. A hugely enjoyable evening.”
"Such a great night of music and fun and so enjoyable. The programme was such a varied, eclectic mixture of genres delivered by some very talented confident singers. The band was absolutely brilliant led by the exceptional Mike King - they made it a very special night."
On That Note are a classy vocal ensemble delivering a sumptuous feast of close harmony jazz, pop and folk. Relaxed but spirited, this a cappella group work hard to create a tight and blended sound - with no backing track or conductor in sight.
“Their joie de vivre performance style and penchant for drawing out the humorous side of life through their singing has gained them a loyal and growing audience.” Bob Porter, Artistic Director, Brandenburg Choral Festival
Intimate Friends, formed in 2021 are a soulful 5-piece band from Brixton. Inspired by 70s greats such as Al Green and Curtis Mayfield through to contemporaries including Lianne La Havas and Corinne Bailey Ray, their sound features rich harmonies driven by hip-hop, jazz, and funk infused beats. Their first record, 'Missing Me' is to be officially released later this year.
Meron T is a vocalist and singer-songwriter from South London. Her music takes roots in R&B, influenced by the varied cultures exposed to her through London birthplace and East African heritage. Meron lures her listeners with warm vocal layers and intricate melodies, gently riding many tempos and production styles.
Alternative Folk, Classical, Country and Art Rock.
A piano themed evening.
All are very different in style, some will be sharing original pieces.
Local funk rock and indie band - Crossgate
Socials: @crossgateband on instagram
Francis, a pianist and composer, will be presenting a body of folk influenced piano music and electroacoustic improvisation. Delicate soundscapes married with folk melodies and subtle piano improvisations.
The Cheese Collective, co-hosted with one of our local breweries to an evening of cheese and beer tasting! Supporting local UK small businesses
The Joneses, a Smiths Tribute band play live at the cafe on 23rd March. They bring the excitement and drama of the Smith's live gigs to life by encapsulating the true spirit and essence of this iconic band.
They warm up with a mix set of hits such as Joy Division, Talking Heads and The Cure, then move onto their usual Smiths hits.
18th March - Joli Blon Cajun Band
18th March - Hill Traders have a stall at Bark in the Park
19th/26th March & 2nd April - MAGIC OF MAHJONG
21st March - The New Southpaw Soviet (5 piece band)
22nd March - Kiosks on the Hill Talk followed by Commander Nautical Bank (sea shanties)
28th March - Talk on the Peckham Experiment
29th March - Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party followed by Flogan duo live music
31st March - Salamander Brandy
Beatrix Kiddo are a London-based four-piece designed to explore the nuances of noisy music, wandering from laid-back funk beats and huge melodic hooks to grating metal riffs and wailing saxophone improvisation via subtle time signature changes, psychedelic textures and extended jam sections, often within the same track. Their live shows are notoriously energetic, with relentless, chaotic drumming and manic saxophone screeching colliding with walls of distored bass guitar noise and jagged guitar explorations. Their five-track EP drops later in 2023 on streaming services and extremely limited edition cassette.
London-based five-piece Strawgirl offer a blend of indie, grunge and noise rock, taking inspiration from the likes of PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins and Spiritualized. Formed in 2022, their line-up consists of Edie, (vocals, keys), Chris (guitar), Sam (guitar) Phil (bass) and Karina (drums).
We raised over £3K to help Ukrainian artists relocate in the UK.
Artists in exile help & support artists seeking refuge. They help with travel, accommodation, and linking communities. So far, they have supported over 50 Ukrainian artists coming to the UK
London based performance-rock singer/songwriter - Eddie Monroe. Genre: Rock & Baroque
PIEN is a Dutch singer-songwriter based in London (UK) and writes her songs from the heart.
SongEasel’s Fringe programme continues with a laid-back and imaginative evening of sassy cabaret songs in English, French and German paired with heart-rending popular classics, carefully curated for this intimate setting.
Joli Blon Cajun Band - taking their name from a much loved Cajun waltz, Joli Blon play traditional dance music from Louisiana: a riotous mix of red-hot accordion, rip-roaring fiddle and gutsy, driving guitar. Stomping two-steps, swampy waltzes and a bit of blues - all sung in Cajun French and brought to you by a core trio of women. Their music is uplifting and infectiously danceable – bringing audiences of all ages up on their feet. This is definitely a family friendly event a la Louisiane.
Lorna is an International performer who sings a wide genre of music, including Jazz, Neo Soul and Musicals and has performed with the likes of Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Jazz Warriors, Courtney Pine and a host of other artists. She was trained at the Guildhall of School of Music and Drama and her voice has been described as unique, special and individual.
Experience opera's greatest hits and learn about the characters, in this interactive introduction with Madame Chandelier
Songs of the sea, shanties, jigs and reels, bits and bobs, ancient folk songs from far off lands.
Archie Brown, Newcastle based songwriter performed with The Young Bucks. Consisting of London amigos Flaky Jake, accordionista (The Steaming Locos and No Strings Attached, ) Jon Payne on the fiddle and fellow Young Buck Tony Wadsworth on guitar.
Julien Deculus is soul/pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer from Los Angeles, California. You’ll hear a blend of styles from the likes of Stevie Wonder and John Mayer in his songwriting and fun covers as well. His original music and shows can be found on all his socials and streaming services @juliendeculus. He’s only in London for a few months so catch him while you can!
Local youth bands open mic all in aid of raising money for charity War Child.
Calling local bands/musicians aged 11-16 to take part in a charity open mic night.
11th Feb 2022
19th November 2021
Brazilian Music - 19th February 2022
A night of French acoustic music on the Hill - 23rd April 2022
20th May 2022 & 24.03.2023 - Ruta Di performance is a blend of neo-soul, jazz, classical and Brazilian music with heartfelt lyrics creates a very special sound that touches and moves.