Top places to see live Blues in London.
Deep Blue Sea – Live In London
Deep Blue Sea are appearing for their London debut along with two other excellent new blues bands, Southbound and The Lol Goodman Band at The 100 Club on 30th May
Deep Blue Sea Live
2) Ain’t Nothin’ But… Blues Bar. 20 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5PZ.
With Live music every night, you can always catch some top Blues at this small bar in the back streets of the London Shopping district. Operating for many years can have severe drawbacks, it is now on the tourist trail and is busy every night, but not with music fans. It is often difficult to hear the band over the loud conversations.
A Night at Ain’t Nothin’ But…
3) Tuesday Blues at The 100 Club 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL
The 100 Club is an iconic venue, during its heyday in the ’60s it saw the likes of Muddy Waters, BB King and The Rolling Stones grace the stage.
Because the venue is on many artists “Must Play” list the promoters of the Blues night, usually the last Tuesday of the month, operate a “Pay To Play” scheme. This where the artist must sell a minimum number of tickets to be allowed to play. This creates a very friendly atmosphere and is a great location to hear what is new on the Blues scene.
Tuesday Blues at the iconic London Venue, The 100 Club
4) Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion! 47 Frith Street London W1D 4HT
Ronnie Scott’s is primarily a Jazz Club, however there are often top Blues artists amongst the lineup. For the main show it is essential to book and tickets can sell out weeks ahead.
This is an ideal venue for music lovers, when booking part of the conditions of purchase are that you will not talk during a performance.
Once a month there is the Sunday Blues explosion, where you can see a loose collection of the best Blues players in London.