Bush Hall - See folk in the beautifully formed interior
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
The small (capacity around 350) but beautifully formed Bush Hall has a fantastic chequered history, having been one of three venues built by publisher WC Humdall around 1904 as gifts for his three daughters, surviving not only various incarnations as a music/dance hall in the roaring '20s, soup kitchen, bingo hall, music rehearsal space and snooker club, but also bombardment during The Blitz. The exterior is unprepossessing, but inside the restored Edwardian plaster work impresses, as do the two-tier Austrian lead crystal chandeliers. The music programme covers folk, blues, country, Americana and alt.rock artists, both local and overseas.
What's on at Bush Hall
Stand-up, Big-name talent
- Critics' choice
Every so often the Show and Tell team take over this beautiful music venue in Shepherd’s Bush with intelligent, all-headline bills featuring some of the most erudite comics in the land. On February 6 you can catch unashamedly posh actor-comedian Miles...
The Feeder frontman and songwriter steps away from the fuzzed-out, grungey, singalong pop of his long-standing band and goes acoustic-ish, in light of his new – and first – solo album, 'Yorktown Heights'. He'll be playing plenty of material from the album...
World, Blues, roots and country, Folk
- Critics' choice
When North Carolina's MC Taylor isn't lecturing in folklore, he's playing lugubriously soulful, raggedly strung out and static-adorned alt country and rhythm 'n' blues.
Pop and rock, Folk
This Nashville-reared alt-country hybrid has a strange voice that recalls Gillian Welch crossed with Johnny Rotten, with a touch of Billie Holiday's jazz phrasing. In town promoting her fifth album, 'Wine Dark Sea'.
Pop and rock
Almost a decade after they made their biggest splash with their single 'Love Me Like You', affable London pop-rock group The Magic Numbers are back with a melancholic, disco-edged fourth album. They've slowly slipped out of the public eye, but they remain...