Live music


Something for everyone: the Trinity Proms 2018

Posted on June 29th, by Geri Perry in Culture. No Comments

Come and support two great causes at this marvellous musical event

The Trinity Parents’ Association is holding its annual Proms event on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the school grounds in Shirley. This exciting and broad-based outdoor music event has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2010.

This year’s Proms offers top-quality performances from the students, which include Steinway Scholar and Trinity Musician of … Read More »



Event review: Flossie Malavialle, Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 4th June

Posted on June 22nd, by Anne Giles in Culture. No Comments

Much to enjoy at an evening of folk, blues and self-penned classics by French-born Flossie Malavialle

My husband Steve and I went along to the Croydon Folk Club on 4th June to see Flossie Malavialle, a French-born singer who has been based in the north-east of England since 2002. Several years on, she has become an accomplished performer, playing at folk clubs and festivals all over the … Read More »



Two nights in Croydon

Posted on March 8th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

As the Croydon nightlife debate continues, a look at contrasting turnouts for consecutive weekend gigs at the Scream Lounge

The gig organiser’s life is not a happy one. Loads of work to do to get a line up sorted, and always there is the underlying question: ‘will paying customers come to the gig?’.

I think that a lot of it comes down to knowing the audience, … Read More »



Event review: Croydon Rocks 2017

Posted on December 11th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Paul Dennis reports on ‘the festival to start all festivals’ which left Croydon begging for more

Richie Hudson’s ambitious Croydon Rocks Festival has left people wanting more, after two days of brilliant, diverse music rocked the town.

But before looking at the music in more detail, I’d like to pay tribute to the behind-the-scenes organisation that made the festival run like clockwork. These things don’t happen … Read More »



Interview with Richie Hudson, organiser of Croydon Rocks

Posted on November 29th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Richie Hudson is bringing a festival of rock to Croydon, and it’s a big one

Cash strapped times, global uncertainty – surely not the right time to bring a two-day rock festival to Croydon?

The town’s Time Bomb Studio owner Richie Hudson thinks otherwise.

Along with Pete Wall, Richie has organised Croydon Rocks,  a gig the like of which hasn’t been seen before in Croydon, … Read More »



Event review: Will Pound and Eddy Jay at The Oval Tavern, Tuesday 2nd November

Posted on November 17th, by Papa Delta in Culture. No Comments

A sonic tour around the world and across genres, courtesy of two master musicians

Will Pound is no stranger to the Oval Tavern, having played solo here last year with his numerous harmonicas. For this gig, hosted by the Oval, along with The Ukulele & Other Machines, Will teamed up with Eddy Jay, a master accordionist. The duo treated the audience to a musical evening that traversed … Read More »



Event celebrating black culture coming to Croydon

Posted on October 2nd, by David Marino Jr in Culture. No Comments

The day will feature poetry, reggae, African history, and more

The Black Cultural Open Day event will be a celebration of black/African culture to coincide with Black History Month.

The event is being hosted by Black Futures UK, a Croydon-based advocacy group that helps people of African descent gain meaningful employment, as well as provides resources for those attempting to attend university.

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Event review: Zara, Junkyard Choir and the Asif Outlaws play the Scream Lounge

Posted on August 29th, by Paul M Ford in Culture. No Comments

A mixed night of music at a Croydon venue that’s still going strong

With the nearby ‘The Edge’ having recently joined the long line of live venues in Croydon going dark and quiet, the Scream Lounge still stands proudly, if a little in the shadows, as one few places left in town to go to hear real music on real instruments played by musicians who give a … Read More »



The third annual Brothers of Mothershovel charity barbecue

Posted on May 23rd, by Mark Aarons in Culture. No Comments

An unmissable event for a good cause

Saturday 3rd June 2017 marks the third annual Brothers of Mothershovel (BoMs) charity BBQ event held at the Oval Tavern. Nestled between the hotly-contested East Croydon/Addiscombe ward border on Oval Road, the Oval Tavern is Croydon’s foremost arts and music pub, with a formidable roster of live and recorded music throughout the week. The Oval is also a community hub, … Read More »



Event review: ‘Bleed To This’ at the Scream Lounge

Posted on April 27th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Paul Dennis sniffs out fresh blood at the latest Bleed To This promotion at the Scream Lounge

Bleed To This promoter Mark Turner has a happy knack of attracting great bands to Croydon’s Scream Lounge, with the 1st April line up no exception.

Jackknife Seizure headlined this one, ably supported by Butcher In The Fog, Gold Phoenix and the always popular Trevor’s Head. Four bands for … Read More »