Who’s playing London this weekend? Make the most of your evenings off with some quality live music – here’s our list of recommended gigs happening this Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.
Gigs in London this Friday
Young Chicago MC Chancelor Bennett shot to the front of the new rap pack a few years ago with his awesome second mixtape 'Acid Rap' – one of our favourite albums of 2013. He recently released third mixtape 'Colouring Book' filled with high profile collabs - everyone seems to be clamouring to dive into his hooky, soulful hip hop with slightly off-centre beats. Read more:What's the deal with Chance The Rapper?Read more
Gigs in London this Saturday
Trumpeter Chris Batchelor, pianist Liam Noble, baritone saxophonist James Allsopp and drummer Paul Clarvis are Pigfoot: an impressive quartet who breathe new life into forgotten corners of jazz history. At this ‘1972’ show they’re taking a dizzying span of music from that year – anything from Ornette Coleman to Black Sabbath – and turning it inside out.Read more
Vocalist Melissa James presents material from her new album ‘Stripped Back’, joined by guitarist Tom Gamble and pianist Arthur Lea. James is a fine vocalist, particularly adept at tuning into the emotive qualities of her music. She’s an expert narrator and well worth checking out.Read more
Gigs in London this Sunday
Indian slide-guitarist Bhattacharya got his first guitar at age three and has since been lauded by everybody from India’s Ministry of Information to the BBC. Deeply schooled in the Hindustani classical tradition, he also delves into Islamic mysticism, Arab-Andalusian music and Hawaiian sway, and has performed with John McLaughlin and Hawaiian steel-guitar great Tau Moe.Read more