Alley Cat

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There's live music every night in this laidback Soho bar and music venue set beneath the Regent Sound studios, famous in the 1960s as the place where the Rolling Stones recorded their first album. You're unlikely to hear cover versions of another classic recorded here – Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' (unless it's a wannabe Tony Iommi trying out the guitars at one of the music shops along the street) – but you will hear an eclectic and lively mix of sounds over a series of weekly sessions and club nights.


Venue name: Alley Cat
Address: 4
Denmark Street
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd
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Fantastic little venue to hear the latest young bands coming through. I was here on a Friday night and it was packed full of people and the bands were so loud and energetic, Alley Cat was on fire. Worth checking out if your into fresh rock bands!

The Alley Cat stands proud as the last bastion of live music on what used to be known as Tin Pan Alley . I urge you to go before the developers completely destroy this street , its history, its heritage and its music. 

Peter Parker used to programme the club. He does not anymore , and in truth the music can now be of mixed quality. However its still worth a visit just to see where The Stones and Black Sabbeth recorded , and in the hope of catching some really great sounds.

If you want to find Peter Parker - he is currently running his Rock and Roll Club in Chinatown. A brilliant speakeasy.

I hear he may have to move soon, so keep and ear and an eye out for the name.

Good music and great nights follow him.