The Grassroots music scene has seen a real resurgence in London over the last couple of years. I have seen some of the most amazing gigs at small venues over the last couple of years. As a member of the False Dots, I've played a fair few gigs and we've seen audiences at some of the recent shows that I've not seen since the heady days of the 1980's. When the False Dots played the Midland Arms in Hendon earlier in the year, the pub was absolutely rammed. A couple of weeks ago, I was at The Five Bells in Finchley for Those Naughty Lumps and The Nice Men. The pub was rammed full and rocking. One swallow may not make a spring, but there is definitely something going on.
If you are curious and want to "try before you buy" here are a few links to check out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhviKGk6FeA Dear Mr Fantasy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n2PC8GxwvE Blues For Bob Hite
So what exactly is on the menu! Something rather tasty. Whether you like, Jazz, RnB, Rock, Pop, Choirs, Ska, Reggae, Indie there is something there for you. Make sure you make a note in your diary and tell your friends.
The smaller venues such as Cafe Buzz and M's place have some great artists who you can enjoy over lunch or an early tea, with coffee and cakes or a beer. The pub venues will be rocking into the night"
Get ready to rock with the @RockAndRollSons – headlining #NorthFinchleyFestival on Saturday May 19th at @TheElephantInn – 10pm! ⚡️https://t.co/Vc3Omwnxrk#NorthFinchley#Londonmusic #Londonfestival— North Finchley Fest (@NorthFinchFest) May 8, 2018
No..no.no.... @TheSilencerz killing it at last year's #NorthFinchleyFestival! Come see them wrap things up at @Bohemia_N12 on Sunday May 20, as we celebrate the end of a great festival. #NorthFinchley pic.twitter.com/lUuKpR4hUX— North Finchley Fest (@NorthFinchFest) May 7, 2018
My band, the False Dots are honoured to be playing as main support to Lee Thompson and The Silencerz on the Sunday night. Here is a little taster of how we sound!
Make sure you come down and say hi! It will be a blast
Many thanks to our sponsors, Barnet Council, Joseph Partners, Waitrose and Jeremy Leaf Estate Agents.
Mill Hill Music Complex are sponsoring the sound systems!
Over the next week, we will be making sure you know all the details!