Brockley Central at The Ladywell Tavern tonight

As part of the Brockley MAX, Brockley Central has organised a night of live music with our friends at the Ladywell Tavern. Please come along, we have a great line-up and last year roughly 200 of you turned up to enjoy the show.

There are no formalities and no obligation to talk to anyone - least of all the BC team. Just come along, have a drink, enjoy the atmosphere and listen to the music.

It's free and some fantastic artists have given up their time to take part.

Starts at 7pm. See you there.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brockley Nic will you be getting on stage for a sing song ?? LOL!!

b. said...

gonna try our best to pull in, got some prior engagements, but shouldnt go on too long.

Anonymous said...

Can the BC team wear name badges so us Anonymii can tell who you are?

Brockley Nick said...

I think the anonymii should wear name badges :)

Monkeyboy said...

hope they get more bar staff....

Anonymous said...

I love a good knees up round the ole' joanna. Will there be karaoke as well?

TM said...

Good call MB the queues were terrible at the LWIG quiz....

Hope you have tipped them off B Jon.

KaraokeKing said...

I LOVE karaoke!!!! Is that definitely happening ?? I'm there if it is.

A Nonny Mouse said...

Karaoke?

Can't you lot read the links?

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, to be clear, it is not a Karaoke night, there are three great bands / performers, click on the first link in the article for the details.

Moira said...

Joan Ruddock MP and the Mayor will be at Hacienda On The Hill at 2pm June 5th on Hilly Fields

Brockley Jon said...

...doing a duet?

Monkeyboy said...

I'm early.... Billy no mates

Anonymous said...

No wonder if you had your lap top with you.

M said...

Imagine if one day you could access the internet on a mobile phone. We can only dare to dream!

I popped in earlyish for a couple on my way home. It was getting busy when I left - hope it was a success.

drakefell debaser said...

Another good night but what happened to the Madding Crowd who played one song and stopped…?

HappyBrockers said...

Excellent night. Really enjoyed myself.

souler said...

The Madding Crowd were too loud according to the landlord , although i think the landlord just wanted to stop the music as it was too late by that point, shame.

Brockley Nick said...

Thanks to everyone who came, it was really nice to meet some new faces like Now Then and Transpontine, thanks to all the artists who performed and thanks to Brockley Jon for organising it.

Monkeyboy said...

Shame about the madding crowd, they were the best act on and I'll shed a tear every time I have a bacon sarnie thanks to Rupert

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I recently saw Transpontine referred to as both a he and a she in the same thread.

Which is the correct gender?

I avoided MB's sore head by refuelling at the Ladywell Kebab Shop accross the road.

I am just suffering from Heartburn instead.

Enjoyed the evening just the same.

Now Then said...

Cant remember hearing the madding crowd. We must have been too far from them..Great to meet some of you.

monkeyboy said...

I'm a lightweight these days, oh for a perky 21 year old liver....actually a perky 21 year old wouldn't go a miss.

Transpontine, male. Didn't speak to him, shame he seems an interesting chap judging by his blog.

Moira said...

Thank you all for a great evening. Another fantastic Brockley Max night line up: Boxwalks on Brightling Road at 7pm, Voices 4 Change Dance performance at the Brockley Jack at 7.30pm, Dj Set at the Wickham Arms from 8pm, FSOR Rock Choir at Ladywell Tavern from 8pm, Shiikane and our fabulous Gill festival organiser at Jam Circus from 8pm, Brockleywood Nights - contemporary dance film and a VJ from 8pm and a late soul, funk & reggae DJ at The Orchard.

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Brockley Kate said...

I was impressed that Transpontine appeared to be surrounded by a cluster of teenage beauties whenever I saw him. Daughters rather than groupies I presume?!

Brockley Jon said...

Indeed, thanks to one and all - those who played, and those who came along.

Shame about The Madding Crowd, who looked set to be the highlight but unfortunately didn't get the chance to show us how great they are. Maybe I should have kept a better eye on the time, maybe Monty the landlord was being over cautious about the noise levels, or maybe we should have personally gone and invited the neighbours in for an Oxford Gold or two!

Lots of lessons learnt, for sure, but a fun time had!

Brockley Sarah said...

Thoroughly enjoyable night for all, as you say apart from poor old 'Madding Crowd':0( They sounded great, I'm hoping that's just a teaser and we'll get to hear a full set from them soon! Good to see all you BC folk again. Enjoy the rest of the fest in the sunshine!

State the obvious said...

Just a thought. Perhaps you could have started at the publicised time.

Brockley Jon said...

We never actually publicised the times that the bands would be on. It was all in my head so :-P

Monkeyboy said...

Some how I don't think Rupert is the kind of guy you could trust to stick to a schedule. He still thinks it's 1972....in a good way.

Brockley Sarah said...

RUPERT IS A LEGEND!!!!!

Brockley Jon said...

He plays when he is ready, and when his chakras are ready.

State The Bl**di*ng Obvious said...

That bit at the top that says "starts at 7pm" was a blatent lie then?

:-P to you too

Tee hee

Transpontine said...

A good night, yes I am of the male gender, but comfortably in touch with my feminine side.

@Tyrwhitt Michael:
Long live kebab shops, even as a vegetarian I can appreciate the delights of the chip kebab with chilli sauce. Can Kebab shops survive gentrification? I think they can, never mind that they meet a universal human need for post-pub sustenance, there is always potential for some rebranding. This afternoon I privileged to briefly meet Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (ultra-brainy Indian writer), and she was enthusing about falafel and houmous which she referred to as 'West Asian cuisine'.

btw I reviewed the BC Ladywell Tavern night here

ladywelltavern said...

Sorry if anyone was dissapointed The band were invited to perform a laid back, unplugged or acoustic set at the tavern as a grumpy neighbour likes to go to bed very early and complain to the council at any loud noise, which may result in the pub losing its entertainment licence altogether. The landlord (me) having stressed this to the band was upset when saying after the bands first song it was a bit too loud to be treated to a rather boistorous rendition of the batman theme. The rest of the acts were superb especially Andrea Mann who was a beautiful act and a lovely lady and I apologise if anyone was disappointed by the evenings premature end.they were really good but I'm not a big venue. Just a local public house with great food, drink and customers!! A big thankyou to everyone involved and big love!!

ladywelltavern said...

Sorry to dissapoint anybody. The band were invited to perform a laid back, unplugged or acoustic set at the tavern as a grumpy neighbour likes to go to bed very early and complain to the council at any loud noise, which may result in the pub losing its entertainment licence altogether. The landlord (me) having stressed this to the band was upset when saying after the bands first song it was a bit too loud to be treated to a rather boistorous rendition of the batman theme. The rest of the acts were superb especially Andrea Mann who was a beautiful act and a lovely lady and I apologise if anyone was disappointed by the evenings premature end. The band were reaLly cool but I'm not a big venue. Just a local public house. A big thankyou to everyone involved and big love!!

Anonymous said...

Is this a new neighbour,because when Big Girls blues played there it was quite loud.

ladywelltavern said...

I know I can't have them again (only as an acoustic duo). They haven't played since the co
mplaints started and its a shame c
ause they are such a great band too.
If the band had played a mellow set and then banged out the last couple of numbers we would have got away with it but what ce la vi.

KeepMusicLive said...

Such a shame,is it just accoustic music from now on then ?

ladywelltavern said...

Yep we do an acoustic night. A jazz and soul night on the piano. An irish folk night with the duo from the punchbowl. A russian folk night with igor outkine and his wife (matzika) a magnificent 7" vinyl collectors night and a brazilian and latin music night. I have good dialogue with my neighbour and occasionally on a saturday night I can get away with a full band very occasionally.

Anonymous said...

ARGH - such nimbies! If you don't want noise, don't move next to a pub!

KeepMusicLive said...

So true,its like a vegetarian moving next door to an abattoir.

Tamsin said...

Depends when you move next to the abbatoire and whether after you have moved they take on tannery operations as well.

If twenty years ago you moved in near to an old fashioned local (nice for your granddad who was living with you at the time) and the most noise nuisance you got was a waft of occasional juke-box music (along with the cigarette smoke) when the door opened you are justified in being upset when the game plan changes and you are faced with mega-watt amplified bass every Friday and Saturday night and sometimes through to the small hours.

I have a friend living at the bottom of Jerningham Road whose life was made an absolute misery when the Hobgoblin adopted its new name and new identity as a student pub and installed massive speakers. Despite the intevening gap of the railway line the rooms oat the back of the house used to literally shake with the bass beat. Not what she had bought into in the late 1980s.

Music amplified to the extent that it can be heard outside the room its being played in is not only dangerous (you will all be suffering from hearing loss by the time you are 50) but down-right anti-social.

Anonymous said...

Tamsin, surely they should be embracing it, not shunning it? Who knows, they might enjoy themselves and find a new pasttime that doesn't involve complaining about things.

KeepMusicLive said...

Its not as though The Ladywell Tavern is putting on live music every night.

love detective said...

"So true,its like a vegetarian moving next door to an abattoir."

or a bunch of braying middle class bores, moving to somewhere like brockley then demanding it changes to suit their tastes alone

ladywelltavern said...

When we have entertainment I have to go outside and check the noise levels. Last night we had our brazilian and latin dj night and it was pretty loud but you could hear nothing at all outside so no problem. Unfortunately a bass drum or cymbals really travel and that will push it

I agree totally though why move next to a pub. I also bet he didn't make a peep when the gaff was f
ull of thugs n geezers in thepast. I'm saving up for acoustic curtains (very expensive) so hopefully it will get around this.

Anonymous said...

Presumably they didn't complain either at the reduced price of the house (due to being next to a pub).

A case of wanting to have one's mungbean cake and eat it.

ladywelltavern said...

As a matter of fact in a recent survey any property withing a half mile radius of the pub has increased in value by 14% because of the closeness to the best pub in the world. Fact.

KeepMusicLive said...

Nothing to do with the station then.

Tamsin said...

At anon yesterday 14.41 - No, why should a lady in her 50s "embrace" a pub culture that is based on noise at such a level that close to it physically hurts and at a distance is nuisance to all and sundry.

Good on you, Ladywell Tavern for checking exterior noise levels and planning to invest in acoustic curtains. Would others were as considerate. When the Hobgoblin were required by the licensing authority to move their speakers inside they did so, but opened the french windows and pointed them out into the garden so there was no difference.

John Moonbow said...

Brockley Jon, enjoyed the short time I was there, thanks. Who was the woman on the piano near the end?

Brockley Kate said...

Full marks to the lovely Ladywell Tavern for coming on here and explaining the situation so politely and reasonably, and taking criticism on the chin! Sounds as though you're taking a very reasonable approach to the situation.

monkeyboy said...

'twas this person...

http://www.andreamann.com/

The Doctor said...

Tamsin, cheer up!

Tamsin said...

Why should I. I remain angry on my friend's behalf and on behalf of all those who suffer unecessary noise pollution caused by the selfish actions of others.

The Doctor said...

It was just a suggestion. You can remain angry if you want to though.

Andrea said...

'Twas me indeed! :) Thanks for the kind feedback, guys. Really enjoyed singing/playing there.

John Moonbow said...

Thanks for website Monkeyboy.

No idea why I have not actually seen you before Andrea, drop me a line please at john@brockleymax.co.uk or I can grab your number from Gill.

Best

John

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