5 Gigs You Can't Miss This Week: 21st - 27th August

Make use of the last full week and possible sunshine of August by seeing a selection of great gigs featuring a variety of talent. 

Joel Bailey, Monday 21st August, The Half Moon

Singer songwriter Joel Bailey has been crafting and performing soulful tracks heavily influenced by the blues since around 2010, and has had the chance to perform at events such as the London 2012 Olympics amongst others. Even the ever unimpressed Simon Cowell has said he is ‘quite good’, so surely that warrants a listen. 

Tickets available here. 


Vasudeva, Monday 21st August, Birthdays

New Jersey instrumental rock band Vasudeva are set to continue their European tour with a visit to Birthdays. The trio have developed a set full of unique math-rock grooves and dynamic soundscapes which are sure to get crowds intrigued. 

Free entry. 


Watercolours, Thursday 24th August, The Dublin Castle

Previously performing under the moniker ‘Sahara Breeze’, the newly formed group have impressed with their recently released debut single ‘Feel Tomorrow’. Watercolours sound can’t be described by one particular genre and they are ready to showcase their full band (after a few stripped back performances) in Camden. 

Tickets from £4.50 on the door. 


Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra, Thursday 24th August, Jazz Cafe

Set to be the LEO’s biggest gig of 2017, the string quartet consisting of two cellos, violin, a harp and Kate on Keyboards - with guest vocalist Alex Marshall - are ready to showcase their innovative mixture of rich strings, synths and grooved beats. With previous appearances at Latitude and Bestival, the group are creating a huge buzz. 

Limited tickets here.


JADED, Friday 25th August, KOKO

London trio JADED have been quickly developing a reputation as a high energy live act with a sound heavily influenced by UK house and garage. Two new tracks ‘4000Hz’ and ‘In the Morning’ have been extremely well received and the group are sure to keep growing in popularity. 

Get the remaining few tickets here.