The Shed Residency with House Of EL
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed Residency with House Of EL

Join House of EL for his Smitty's residency, ‘House of EL and Friends'. Throughout winter House of EL (real name Kieron McIntosh), in follow up to his 'Kings EP’ will bring us three shows in the run up to the release of his second EP next year. The 'Kings EP’ features the talents of local luminaries: Laura Mvula and Jay Prince as HoE experiments with alt pop, jazz and classic songwriting. Expect special guests, surprise performances and new music.

Special guests TBC.

@iamhouseofel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUrpwNq5LSI

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Elliot Galvin- EP Launch
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Elliot Galvin- EP Launch

The Elliot Galvin Trio combine acoustic and electric sounds to create a unique eclectic approach to the piano trio. Tonight thew will be performing music off their critically acclaimed album The Influencing Machine, which was named by both Downbeat and Jazzwise as one of their albums of the year 2018, plus a special performance of music from their recently released EP.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Phelan Burgoyne- Album Launch
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Phelan Burgoyne- Album Launch

Phelan Burgoyne brings his trio to Smitty's for the launch of their album Verdasio. Verdasio is the second album featuring all original compositions from Phelan Burgoyne following his debut record “Unquiet Quiet” from 2017. The trio features Martin Speake on alto saxophone and rising star guitarist Rob Luft. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Harry Diplock
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Harry Diplock

Guitarist Harry Diplock celebrates the music of Bebop, drawing on the later musical adventures of Django Reinhardt fusing the hip mid-century sound of Europe and America. Featuring Dom Pusey on sax, Eleazar Ruiz on bass and Robbie Ellison on drums to create the hot swing of Paris with the new language and feel of Bop

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Isabelle Brown
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Isabelle Brown

Tonight we welcome singer and songwriter Isabelle Brown for her first show at the bar. Inspired by the rich emotions of Nina Simone and the force-of-nature energy of Tina Turner, Isabelle's deep found artistry draws equal influence from the old-school R&B, jazz and hip-hop sound as found in A Tribe Called Quest. Come and hear her powerhouse vocals as she brings her band to the basement.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Kori Withers
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Kori Withers

Later this year, singer-songwriter Kori Withers will be releasing her latest album MELTING, which was inspired from her travels and life experiences. The first single from the record, a remake of her father’s classic song “Ain’t No Sunshine,” was released in late 2018. Kori has developed a style of her own and has performed on stages around the world, both by herself and alongside various notable artists. Join her at Smitty's for this one-off showcase night.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Friday Hat Trick with Fraser Smith
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Hat Trick with Fraser Smith

Fraser has a Dexter Gordon inspired tenor sound, perfect for our weekend show. Join him and his band this Friday.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Mardi Gras with Kansas Smitty's House Band
Mar
5
9:30 PM21:30

Mardi Gras with Kansas Smitty's House Band

The Kansas Smitty's House Band is celebrating Mardi Gras this year with a release party for a new seasonal EP: Mardi Gras Vol. 1 (actual release date March 8th). The new set features original music from the House Band that'll bring you back to the three biggest, baddest Mardi Gras parties London has ever seen. Come and join them at their home on Broadway Market and hear all the sounds that you'd find on a walk down Bourbon Street in carnival season. 

Doors 9.30pm, music from 10pm. 

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The Shed with Yiasena
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Yiasena

Yiasena is a quintet co-led by Özenç Duzenli and Sofia Roubati, who bring together sounds from Turkey, Greece, Azerbaijan, Armenia and more. They take these influences and experiences, combine them and create improvised music. This leads to new compositions and arrangements of a variety of traditional tunes, and a unique live show.

 Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Rory Ingham
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Rory Ingham

Trombonist Rory Ingham hosts his first show at the bar. He'll be bringing his young and hungry band with him; Will Sach on bass, Boz Martin Jones on drums and Jonny Mansfield on vibraphone. Rory has played at prestigious festivals and venues around the country, catch him as he swings through the bar.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Axis
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Axis

Smitty's regulars will recognise some of the players from AXIS, as they bring together some of London's most exciting young players. Taking a collaborative approach to writing, each band member composes original tunes which blend influences from jazz , folk, classical and beyond. Come and see them as they come to the basement. 

Jonny Mansfield - Vibraphone

Matt Carmichael - Tenor Saxophone

Noah Stoneman - Organ

Luca Caruso - Drums

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The Shed with Shadow Writing and Friends
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Shadow Writing and Friends

Shadow Writing make intelligent and soulful songs about familiar fantasies and obscure realities.  They combine infectious melody with lush harmony and powerful beat and use a whole range of acoustic and electric instruments. Expect to hear both contemporary sounds, as well as influences from the golden ages of groove.

Line-up:

Dave O'Brien (keys)

Greg Sanders and Rich Gold (guitars)

Kevin Glasgow (bass)

Ed Hiller (drums)

with special guests Yvette Riby Williams, Heidi Vogel and Binisa Bonner on vocals.

£8 advance, £10 on the door

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Take Out with Nye Banfield
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Nye Banfield

Nye Banfield brings his young and hungry quartet to Smitty's. His debut EP entitled ‘All Change’, released in 2018, combines traditional jazz teachings with more current grooves and harmonies to create an exciting sound which, when played live is gripping and intense. Join them.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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New Year's Eve with Dave Drake
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve with Dave Drake

Kansas Smitty's legendary New Years's Eve party returns for the fourth year running. You know the score by now; your ticket gets you seats for the show with three of our most sought-after players, as well as prosecco at midnight and all the cocktails you could need for the perfect end to 2018. Come and see in the New Year with us.

Lineup:

Dave Drake- piano

Will Cleasby- drums

Will Sach- double bass

Doors 8.30pm, music from 9.30pm

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The Shed with Agile Experiments
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Agile Experiments

Agile Experiments is a collaborative project curated by multi-instrumentalist & producer Dave De Rose. Based in around 8 combinations of 14 of the UK's most highly regarded musicians, the project unites them in a genre and generation-defying free-form improvisation setting.

For this concert the line up includes a solo performance by George Crowley (Saxophone & Electronics), and a fresh Agile Experiments trio performance featuring Liam Noble (Piano), Dan Nicholls (Synthesizers & Electronics) & Dave De Rose (Drums).

Listen here: https://davederosemusic.bandcamp.com/album/agile-experiments-vol-2

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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