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May 2016

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Tuesday 3 May 2016 At: 7:00PM

With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Great Lake Swimmers have pushed their sound significantly, creating for their latest record, some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.

Prices: £14.00

Category: Folk
Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016 At: 8:00PM

The band bid farewell to their former name (The Old Dance School) as they celebrate their fourth studio album. Expect provocative songs, intelligently weaving together shimmering strings and soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies.

Prices: £14.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 6 May 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £0.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 7 May 2016 At: 8:00PM

A night of Kizomba, Zouk, Afrobeats and more party tunes with FREE Kizomba class at 9:30! Free before 9, £5 after.

Prices: £0.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 8 May 2016 At: 6:00PM

Katarina Gadjanski & Gypsy Fever Collective will take you on an enchanting musical journey across former Yugoslavia, bringing you delightful traditional folk and gypsy music from all over this region.

Prices: £10.00

Category: Contemporary
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016 At: 7:30PM

rarescale presents chamber music for woodwind instruments with electronics. The programme includes new works by Coreen Morsink, Greg Caffrey and Michael Csanyi-Wills, alongside the London Premiere of Katharine Norman’s A Walk I Do.

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 12 May 2016 At: 8:00PM

Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards' melodic americana influenced rhythms come to The Forge!

Prices: £10.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 13 May 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife. Free before 8pm / £5 after 8pm

Prices: £0.00

Category: Talks & Workshops
Date: Saturday 14 May 2016 At: 1:00PM

A chance to hone your writing and spoken word skills with some of the UK's best poets. This month: Anthony Anaxagorou.

Prices: £20.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 15 May 2016 At: 2:00PM

Join us for an authentic Cuban party featuring the best Cuban musicians in London, beats from DJ Javier La Rosa plus delicious Cuban food! FREE ENTRY

Prices: £0.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
HER
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2016 At: 7:30PM

HER, a male duet of the French scene embodies universal themes such as love but also the emanating sensuality and strength therein. These qualities are visible in their live performances. HER is a new music project not to be missed!

Prices: £8.50

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016 At: 7:30PM

Crick Crack Club presents: Storyteller Nick Hennessey and singer Hannah Sanders invite you to follow them into a treasury of story and song hidden beneath the fields and fells, the burns and becks of the Northern Borders.

Prices: £10.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 20 May 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: Live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife.

Prices: £0.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Monday 23 May 2016 At: 7:00PM

Break Out West showcase four of the best new Canadian bands: "intense, cinematic art pop" from Yes We Mystic, surf sounds from Surf Dads, modern rock 'n' roll from The Velveteins and slow burning, melancholic folk from Joe Nolan.

Prices: £5.00

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016 At: 7:00PM

Kilimanjaro Live presents a free concert by Julia Jacklin plus Special Guests. Australian crooner Julia Jacklin layers her delicate, swoon-inducing vocal over woozy guitar lines in 3 minute cuts of 60's indebted folk. FREE ENTRY - PLEASE CLICK TO BOOK.

Prices: £0.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016 At: 7:00PM

K-Music Festival is proud to present a K-Rock Showcase featuring 3 fantastic Korean acts - Dead Buttons, DTSQ and We Are The Night. The bands have come to London to give the capital a taste of their diverse and energetic sounds. Joining them is breakthrough UK rock band Max Raptor.

Prices: £10.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016 At: 7:30PM

A Memphis, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter with a knack for finding the shaky ground between heart-wrenching and cathartic, Julien Baker's stark and soulful music invokes names like Bon Iver, Daughter, Birdy, and Natalie Prass.

Prices: £10.50

Category: World
Date: Friday 27 May 2016 At: 6:00PM

Sambroso Sambroso presents: Live Cuban music, hot beats from guest Cuban DJs, PLUS Cuban sandwiches from The Forge Cantina. Come and immerse yourself in Havana nightlife.

Prices: £0.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 28 May 2016 At: 9:00PM

£10 advance / £15 on the door. Following a sold out show in January, Afrobeat Vibration returns for a truly unique experience! Featuring members of the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra + Guests. PLUS DJ Koichi Sakai spins his collection of rare afrobeat and hi-life tunes!

Prices: £10.00

Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016 At: 7:00PM

£8 online, £10 on the door. Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Prices: £5.00 to £8.00

June 2016

Category: World
Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016 At: 7:00PM

It’s the launch party of the acclaimed rework of Studio1 classic "Love I can Feel" by Komuso Roots feat Dennis Alcapone & Winston Reedy! £12 advance,

Prices: £13.50

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 2 June 2016 At: 7:00PM

The Other Half: In a unique collaboration, an original story by bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham is soundtracked by the songs of internationally acclaimed Americana duo My Darling Clementine.£15 advance / £20 on the door

Prices: £16.50

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Saturday 4 June 2016 At: 12:00PM

Join Camden Rocks for its fifth year! The rock’n’roll all dayer of the year. Over two hundred of the best new and established high energy guitar bands performing across twenty venues in Camden Town! Festival pass: £35

Prices: £35.00

Category: Classical
Date: Monday 6 June 2016 At: 7:00PM

William Howard will perform pieces from his new album Sixteen Love Songs featuring some of the most hauntingly beautiful and romantic music in the piano repertoire! All tickets come with a glass of wine. £16 advance £10 concession

Prices: £10.00 to £16.00

Category: Jazz, Funk & Soul
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016 At: 8:00PM

MOBO winning jazz pianist and composer Zoe Rahman marks the launch of her new solo piano album “Dreamland.” The album showcases the depth and breadth of Zoe’s musical imagination. £15 advance

Prices: £16.50

Category: World
Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016 At: 8:00PM

Legendary Bombino comes to London to present his third studio album Azel. Bombino also presents a new genre he has coined 'Tuareggae,' an innovative leap from Tuareg music.

Prices: £17.00

Category: World
Date: Thursday 9 June 2016 At: 8:00PM

Legendary Bombino comes to London to present his third studio album Azel. Bombino also presents a new genre he has coined 'Tuareggae,' an innovative leap from Tuareg music.

Prices: £17.00

Category: World
Date: Sunday 12 June 2016 At: 1:30PM

The 9 piece orchestra, North Sea Radio Orchestra joins us at The Forge embodying a creative collective free from categorisation and genre, producing music beautifully redolent, ancient and modern.

Prices: £6.00 to £10.00

Category: World
Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016 At: 8:00PM

The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout June in a celebration of urban Greek folk music in its many forms, bringing together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. For further informatio...

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: Contemporary
Date: Wednesday 15 June 2016 At: 7:00PM

ALA.NI’s stunning songs touch us deeper than most others. Timeless, concise, arranged and orchestrated with infinite delicacy, they reinvent feelings of love, heartbreak, a first kiss or sorrow, like we were encountering them for the first time.

Prices: £10.00

Category: World
Date: Friday 17 June 2016 At: 7:00PM

AFRI-KOKOA are proud to present the triumphant return to the UK after his sold out exclusive show last year of the legendary King of Highlife, PAT THOMAS, 'The original Golden Voice of Africa, performing with his group of stellar musicians direct from Ghana, The KWASHIBU AREA BAND

Prices: £15.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 18 June 2016 At: 7:30PM

Inuit vocalist Tanya Tagaq performs traditional throat singing accompanied by Robert Flaherty's controversial 1922 silent film Nanook of the North as. This thought-provoking, emotion stirring performance is not to be missed! £18 adv, £20 door

Prices: £18.00

Category: World
Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016 At: 8:00PM

Dimitris Mystakidis is a guitar virtuoso performing popular Rebetika songs. In his highly acclaimed latest album, “Esperanto”, he proves that Rebetiko is a universal language that never loses its identity, and that on the frets of the Greek folk guitar performances by various established Greek artis...

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: Folk
Date: Thursday 23 June 2016 At: 7:30PM

London-based 7-piece, She’Koyokh and the masterful Cypriot trio, Monsieur Doumani fuse musical paths in a unique collaboration of Cypriot folk and Turkish, Balkan and Eastern European roots music. They come together as friends, admirers and with much music in common to share. Expect accomplished mus...

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

Category: World
Date: Saturday 25 June 2016 At: 8:00PM

£10 advance, £12 on the door. Jungle by Night, an incredible nine-piece ensemble from Amsterdam with an intense love for raw African oriented funk, Ethio-jazz and middle eastern psychedelia. "The evolution of Afrobeat” - Tony Allen – (Africa 70)

Prices: £10.00

July 2016

Category: Classical
Date: Sunday 3 July 2016 At: 2:30PM

Weaving classical, pop, rock, and world music, the Little Venice Ensemble wraps up their season at The Forge with music by legends ABBA and The Beatles and a few other timeless pieces.

Prices: £15.00 to £20.00

Date: Friday 8 July 2016 At: 7:30PM

The boss vintage weekend of the year. A full weekend of original 60’s reggae & soul played out on an authentic valve-powered sound system. Friday and Saturday combined tickets £16.

Prices: £16.00

Date: Saturday 9 July 2016 At: 7:30PM

The boss vintage weekend of the year. A full weekend of original 60’s reggae & soul played out on an authentic valve-powered sound system. Friday and Saturday combined tickets £16. Please see Friday's page to book.


Category: Jazz, Funk & Soul
Date: Sunday 31 July 2016 At: 2:00PM

Countermeasure is the hot Canadian group in the hugely popular a cappella field. They are the new sound in vocal music, known for their upbeat blend, sophisticated harmonies, infectious energy and dramatic staging.

Prices: £10.00 to £12.00

August 2016

Date: Thursday 4 August 2016 At: 7:30PM

HEATHER LEIGH travels the vast unexplored reaches of pedal steel guitar. Her playing is as physical as it is phantom, combining spontaneous compositions with a feel for the full interaction of flesh with hallucinatory power sources. ASIQ NARGILE aka Nargile Mehtiyeva was born in Tbilis...

Prices: £10.00

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Tuesday 9 August 2016 At: 7:00PM

Willis Earl Beal's new music is shockingly original, utterly confident, and as ephemeral as Beal himself. He levitates above definition, concerned only with self-discovery and truth-seeking.

Prices: £10.00

September 2016

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Thursday 22 September 2016 At: 7:00PM

English singer songwriter from Liverpool, Howie Payne comes to The Forge this September 22nd. Not a show to be missed!

Prices: £11.00

November 2016

Category: Contemporary
Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016 At: 7:00PM

Judith Owen celebrates her new album 'Somebody's Child.' Owen is know for her musical variety creating her own stylistic genre of voice and piano with other musical accompaniments.

Prices: £17.50

January 2017

Category: Pop, Rock & Indie
Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017 At: 7:00PM

In 1977 David Knopfler founded Dire Straits, and with brother Mark Knopfler, before resigning to follow his own path as an independent singer-songwriter. For more than three decades he’s created songs of substance, his exquisite sense of melody blending effortlessly with clever, ...

Prices: £19.00