Fulham’s newest club and venue Under the Bridge has unveiled a superb line-up of live music over the next few months.
The state-of-the-art Fulham Road venue – nestled under the arches of Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge ground – is one of the best and most intimate places in SW6 to catch a gig from a big-name band.
With Hammersmith & Fulham Council aiming to develop the borough as one of the country’s leading destinations for the arts, venues such as Under the Bridge are what set the borough apart.
The council expressed its ambitions to strengthen the thriving arts scene in H&F in its new Arts Strategy. Its core aims include:
- Destination: Boosting the local economy by developing and promoting a thriving borough for the arts
- Creation: Supporting people to create and produce excellent art of all kinds
- Inclusion: Giving residents from a wide range of backgrounds more opportunity to experience and participate in artistic and cultural activity.
“We want to ensure that residents are aware of the wealth of arts and creative industry skills and employment opportunities in the borough,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
Here are some of the highlights of the forthcoming gigs at Under the Bridge:
Walter Trout + Sari Schorr & The Engine Room
Tuesday 10 October + Wednesday 11 October
Walter Trout is well and truly back. Despite suffering a serious illness in 2013 that made the prospect of him ever playing live again look remote, Trout is now fully rejuvenated and back to the height of his powers as one of the world’s leading bluesmen. Trout boasts one of the richest pedigrees in blues – in 1981 he became guitarist for Canned Heat and later joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
Thursday 12 October
Lemmy Supersuckers were originally signed to Seattle’s Sub Pop label where they released their debut album in 1992. The group stayed with the label throughout the 90s until their final greatest hits compilation was released in 1999 titled ‘How the Supersuckers became the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World’. They later formed their own label – Mid-Fi Recordings – to capture the music of the latest line-up: Eddie Spaghetti (vocals/bass), ‘Metal’ Marty Chandler (guitar/vocals) and ‘Captain’ Chris Von Streicher (drums).
Jay Dee Made This
Thursday 19 October
A night of music dedicated to Detroit hip hop legend Jay Dee/J Dilla featuring ILLA J, Frank N Dank, Slum Village’s T3, Frank Nitt (Delicious Vinyl) and C Minus & Que D. Ever since his death in 2007, countless tributes have celebrated Jay Dee’s enormous legacy. But it’s not nearly enough. This new tour has been arranged by his close friends and family to celebrate his life, work and artistic genius. Pay your respects to a legend.
Friday 10 November
Jamaican reggae legends Culture celebrate the 40th anniversary of their legendary debut album, Two Sevens Clash. Culture started out as a Rasta vocal trio from the Jamaican countryside and 40 years later sees Kenyatta Hill, son of original lead vocalist Joseph Hill, step in as the group’s lead singer. He’d served as their bandleader until 2006, when his father passed away during a European tour.
Thursday 16 November
As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, the explosive American horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch arrive in Fulham. Mike Wilbur (horns), Wenzl McGowen (horns), and James Muschler (drums) are bringing their exhilarating blend of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse-pounding electronic dance music from busking the New York City subway system to Under the Bridge. The night will see their horns run through laptops and processed, while they will also use Moog synthesizers, electronic wind instruments and clarinets to raise the roof.
Friday 17 November
Post rave legends Dreadzone have spent the past 24 years perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub – incorporating aspects of dance, guitar riffs, folk and break beats to get the party started.
Monday 20 November
Enjoy the first interactive hip hop block party told by one of the early pioneers Grandmaster Flash. He will show you the amazing history of hip hop, the places, the people, the breaks and techniques that started it all while cutting and scratching your favourite tunes on the turntables for one huge, live and visual hip hop block party.
For times, tickets or more details, visit: www.underthebridge.co.uk.
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