Earl Green and the Right Time @ The Ladywell Tavern

A quick plug for one of the bands who performed at the MAX on Saturday night and who've been in touch:

Our band is called Earl Green and The Right Time and we played at the Marquee of Moonbow on Saturday.

We forgot to announce from the stage that we'll be playing next Saturday night, June 13th at the Ladywell Tavern. Just wondered if you might be able to put a post up on Brockley Central. It's free to get in and we'll be on about 9.30pm.

It's a proper late gig - we can play till midnight - The Night Time is The Right Time!

The Ladywell Tavern, 80, Ladywell Road, Ladywell, London SE13, 020 8314 2801.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah looks like the Ladywell Tavern is taking all the Wickham bands.

Brockley Nick said...

I doubt they've signed a 5-year exclusive deal, signing over all their performance and image rights to the Ladywell Tavern. ;)

Anonymous said...

any news on the Talbot?

I asked one or two contacts in the licensed victuallers trade (oh, alright, one, Monty in the Tavern) but there doesn't seem to be much news.

Brockley Nick said...

I know who the new owners are and am looking forward to confirming it as soon as possible. I am looking forward to winning my bet with Hugh...

Anonymous said...

what has winning a wager on the size of body parts got to do with the Talbot?

Anonymous said...

Hi, one of the guitarists from the band here - we intend to play both venues! We just wanted to give the good people of Ladywell Village a chance to experience our brand of good-time blues as well as the Brockleyites in The Wickham! We're currently working on securing another date at The Wickham soon - so stay tuned to these pages!

sonofagun said...

Oh great I didnt think you were deserting the Wickham,But as Mark no longer books the bands Just wondered who you contacted cheers,Is It the mob from herne hill Nick ??

Earl Green and The Right Time said...
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Earl Green and The Right Time said...

We love playing The Wickham. Truth is gigs are disappearing in London - particularly in the SE. We play much more in Whistable, Hastings and Folkstone than we do in the local area. Sad state of affairs really - was a wonderful night though at the Marquee of Moonbow and thanks to those of you who were there. Hope to see you Saturday.

Anonymous said...

I know who the new owners of the Talbot are as well, but it's always best to keep news to oneself I find.

Anonymous said...

I believe Its the mob from Herne Hill,Look out for another gastro boring pub yawn

M said...

'Another' gastro pub? Yeah, so many of those in Brockley already. Like...err...

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Chose the wrong weekend to go away; it will take me the whole week to catch up on the posts, let alone the comments.

Really enjoyed the BC night at the Ladywell Tavern and pleased to see Monkeyboy is a real person. Didn't realise he would be as folically challenged as me though!

I know you know I know, who has bought the Talbot, Nick, but I won't steal your thunder.

Hope you can get an interview that outlines their plans.

Nice to meet Pete, Fabhat and Maradoll too!!

Anonymous said...

1 Gastro pub will be 1 too many,Is what I meant.

Brockley Jon said...

@Earlgreen, re. the lack of gigs in SE London, it's sad to hear that - I know there are at least a few local people who want to change that. The Brockley Max goes to show that there is still a crowd to be drawn, and money in it for the venues. Hopefully for the bands too!

M said...

Well you don't have to go.
Personally, I'd love a good gastropub in the area.

patrick1971 said...

Don't you see the Brockley Jack and Jam Circus as "gastropubs"? I think they both do a good job in terms of serving good food in a pleasant environment without being too precious about it.

Richard said...

Patrick, I think 'not being too precious about it' is one thing that makes us not a gastro pub. Gastro pubs (terrible term) to me serve food you would expect in a restaurant and usually offer table service, including pre-set tables, etc.

I'm very proud of our food and it makes up a big portion of our takings, but I avoid the gastro pub tag because most of our dishes are essentially old favourites, without twists, but made well with fresh ingredients.

For what it's worth I think a gastro pub would do very well for itself at The Talbot.

M said...

True, Jam Circus is reliably good. I haven't eaten at the Brockley Jack but haven't heard great things about their food to be honest.
I was actually thinking more about a 'proper' gastropub - as in what the Honor Oak's owners had in mind for the Talbot, with an actual dining room, seasonal dishes etc - not just a pub that does food.
Still, as long as the Talbot re-opens in some form I'm not too fussed!

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I think the term Gastro Pub has been hijacked to include any pub that sells even moderately good food.

I would say the only true Gastro Pub in the area is the Masons Arms although I haven't eaten there recently so can't comment on the current menu.

Other pubs which serve "Home Made" food such as Jam Circus, Honor Oak, Royal Albert and Ladywell Tavern are on the next tier, whilst pubs which heat up factory prepared meals such as the Barge and I suspect the Jack are fine if you accept their limitations as "fuel" stations.

Of the different types of venues there is a shortage of Gastro pubs but personally I would prefer the Talbot to follow the Ladywell Tavern model.

Are you listening Mystery Buyers?

Anonymous said...

Masons is a wine bar

Headhunter said...

It is a shame that gig venues in SE London are disappearing, although I recently learned that the Dirty South on Lee High Rd (I think) does a good line in gigs, you should play there. I suppose the decline in gig venues tallies with the decline in numbers of pubs/conversions to flats.

On that subject I really hope that the "Herne Hill lot" are the ones to develop the Talbot and I hope that this time it actually comes to something....

sonofagun said...

Most of the bands who played the Wickham,Would have been playing even If there wasn't the Brockley Max Festival.

Anonymous said...

the New Cross Inn has live bands on all the time, even the Albert seems to manage to squeeze a band in! The Fox and Firkin, Skehans too. I haven't noticed a lack of venues...

Richard said...

TM, you're right that the term has been hijacked, but I've never liked it. What bugs me now is the countless pubs with fancy-looking menus complete with floral descriptions, who will use frozen meat & fish from big catering firms, bisto for their gravy, frozen desserts, etc. And they get away with it - the truth is not everybody will notice a lack of flavour without direct comparison.

The problem to me is that pubs such as those have staff without passion & pride, meaning a dull, stale, environment as well as dull food. These pubs exist at every price level.

I won't pretend JC offers anything other than decent homemade pub fare, but I like to think that despite this area suffering a lack of choice of pubs, at least those that are here have quality at heart - Honor Oak, ourselves and Royal Albert, as far as I'm aware all have chefs who decide their own menus & recipes and work from fresh ingredients.

Having said all that, I would be delighted if The Talbot were to open as a high-quality food pub, just so long as the G word isn't thrown around too often!

Oops, rant over (and I was writing to agree all along!)

Headhunter said...

If it's the Prince Regent/Herne Hill people then the food will be gorgeous

patrick1971 said...

Re gigs: Deptford Arms also does gigs (run by the same people as New Cross Inn).

Michael, I agree with your tiering system! I guess I haven't been to that many gastropubs with separate dining rooms etc. Does the Eagle in Farringdon (the original gastropub) do table service?

I think the Talbot would do well as a gastropub. What Brockers is really lacking, IMHO, is a good, quality, sit down restaurant where you could go for a special meal. Jam Circus is great but to me it's more casual (and all the better for it, I hasten to add). I think the two could be complementary.

Richard said...

Patrick, I agree - a sit-down high-quality food pub at The Talbot would complement us and the area nicely, as we're certainly more casual. Plus it would be a 10min walk from my flat!

The tiering system works but has plenty of anomolies (I've forgotten how to spell that since A level maths!)

Anonymous said...

Patrick... FYI The deptford arms is not run by the same people who run the new cross inn. Some of the people who promote nights at the NXI may also promote nights at the DA. Not the same thing as running the pub
Trixie

Monkeyboy said...

@Tyrwhitt Michael, you really don't want to get in a hairy contest with me pal! There will only be one winner.

Anonymous said...

So the Talbot will be a restaurant that sells beer,seems the consensus everybody wants ?

Anonymous said...

Quite a poor place for a restaurant, not a brilliant place for a pub, tolerable place to have a flat however.

It'll be in St Johns.

Graham said...

EGatRT were awesome on Saturday night. I had a right good dance and convinced 2 mates that the Brockley Max fest is well worth a look every year...

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much! Hope to see you and your mates at The Ladywell Tavern this Saturday. We'll be playing two sets, so you'll have even more opportunity to dance! EGatRT.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Monkeyboy Chest maybe not, but I do a mean hairy back....

Closes eyes as fellow bloggers wince.

Tony said...

as a Ladywell resident and member of the Grey Cats ska/soul band I've been encouraging Monty to put bands on at the LT. Don't think its a case of taking bands away from the Wickham but adding more local venues. We've had great nights playing the LT- particularly during the Brockley Max fest. I also really enjoyed EGATRT at the marquee and Shedload at the Wickham -obviously no shortage of local talent!

drakefell debaser said...

Tony, are you playing the Montague Arms tomorrow night? I have a hazy recollection of reading a flyer I picked up during the Max weekend which mentioned a slot there.

Tony said...

Hi Drakefell Debaser -sorry only just seen your post. The Grey Cats are actually playing the Montague Arms in New Cross this Friday 19th. Worth a visit just to see the inside of this bizarre pub if anyone hasn't already...

drakefell debaser said...

Thanks Tony, will try and get down for it.

FB said...

Ah two birds one stone!

In depth review of Uniques at the White Hart followed by some ska down the Road at the Montague.

Almost as good as the ska burlesque they used to hold at the Amersham!

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