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Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Chuggy

17/10/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo

Chuggy is the creative force behind no less than four very special and unique labels: Emotional Rescue, Emotional Response, Especial and Sacred Summits.

You will hear the deepest sounds from this world and others.

Miche

19/10/2021 19:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Miche

19/10/2021 19:00 - 23:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Spiritland & Discs of Fun and Love's Miche joins us every Tuesday for an eclectic journey through music

The 27-year-old serial crate digger, finds himself in high demand, appearing at top spots in both the UK and into the rest of Europe, His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for collecting and playing records means he holds close ties to institutions such as Mr Bongo, BBE and more.

Thanks to his extensive collection, which spans from modern soul, disco, deep house and beyond, He has hosted slots on Worldwide FM, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Red Light Radio, and has also appeared at festivals such as Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.

His most avid and inspiring project to date, however, is his reissue label Discs Of Fun and Love. Launched in 2019 with his friend Frederika with the idea to focus on discovering forgotten gems, the label’s first four releases received great praise from music heavyweights, including Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and Hunee.

Minus Kendal

20/10/2021 19:00

  • Eclectic
  • Space Music

Minus Kendal

20/10/2021 19:00 - 23:00

  • Eclectic
  • Space Music

An old head on young shoulders, Minus returns for another session at Spiritland Kings Cross.

A weekend worker at Flashback Records and host of his own monthly radio shows on NTS and Balamii, Minus is a natural cratedigger, to be found playing anything from gospel to krautrock, disco and all stops in between.

Will Sumsuch (BBE)

21/10/2021 19:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Will Sumsuch (BBE)

21/10/2021 19:00 - 23:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Globetrotting musician and producer Sumsuch’s brand of deep-thinking electronic music has found favour with discerning DJs the world over.

You may know Will through his DJing, production as Mega Jawns (with Philadelphia soul man Will Brock), a monthly show on leading electronic station Proton Radio, his label Colour and Pitch or as senior contributing editor for 5 Mag Chicago, North America’s only dedicated house music publication.

Come and hear his suitably deep picks

Kirk Degiorgio

22/10/2021 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Library Music

Kirk Degiorgio

22/10/2021 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Library Music

Heavyweight producer Kirk Degiorgio's DJ career started at local breakdance events in 1983 and he hasn't stopped since.

Come and hear the huge range of influences from which he draws his samples and inspiration – the music he loves.

Marshmello

23/10/2021 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Marshmello

23/10/2021 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Starting off on the dancefloor, moving to the mic as an MC and then to the decks, Marsha has played a huge part in the UK dance scene for over 20 years.

With roots in the Red Bull Music Academy and the UK's first underground internet and pirate stations like Interface FM, Nu Wave Radio and Deja Vu, Marsha hosted the first broadcast on NTS Radio and has since become an essential part of the family with her bi-weekly show Midnight Marauder.

Jazz Brunch at RFH: Luca Manning

Buy tickets / 24/10/2021 11:00 - 17:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Live

The second jazz brunch at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall welcomes a very rare and distinctive talent - Luca Manning.

‘Once in a very great while a performer comes along who is touched by greatness, who mixes a incredible, innate ability with insight, great wit and a knowledge of the great artists who have preceded them. Luca Manning is such an artist...’

Luca Manning is an individual - an exciting artist with a big voice and a story to tell. Shaped initially by the buzzing Glasgow music and arts scene, Luca now finds their heart stolen by all that East London has to offer. Stylistically androgynous in both their music and presentation, Luca continually blurs lines and questions rigidity at every opportunity. Luca’s journey so far has included collaborating with Glasgow nujazz collective corto.alto, performing at Inntöne Festival in Austria and collaborating with dancer, choreographer and all round icon Steph Burrell. In their spare time Luca enjoys dancing to disco, turning lewks and dreaming of the day they’ll own a baby sausage dog called Aretha.

Luca’s music aims to create an immersive experience ; telling stories with song, spoken word and improvisation.
For this gig, they’ll premier some new original material and will be joined by Hugo Piper and Christos Stylianides.

Come along for the adventure and experience it for yourself x

“...It’s a very direct, at times gut-wrenching voice, without any redundant gimmicks or bragging shenanigans.”
— Matthias kirsch, ginalovesjazz.com, Berlin

@lucamanning_
~ vocalist ~ songwriter ~ occasional loudmouth ~


The £25 ticket includes entry to the event, coffee / tea and juice and one of the following dishes:

Pancakes - With blueberry compote & maple syrup
Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage, fried egg, Applewood smoked cheddar, chipotle ketchup in an English muffin
Fried Green Tomatoes - Corn pancake, coleslaw, jalapeño & green tomato salsa
Cheeseburger - 28 day aged beef burger with Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion
Hot Dog - Caramelised onion, ketchup & mustard
Avocado on Toast - Avocado, poached egg , Aleppo chilli on sourdough (v)

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Chuggy

24/10/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo

Chuggy is the creative force behind no less than four very special and unique labels: Emotional Rescue, Emotional Response, Especial and Sacred Summits.

You will hear the deepest sounds from this world and others.

BYO Boogie

27/10/2021 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Reggae/Dub

BYO Boogie

27/10/2021 19:00 - 23:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Reggae/Dub

BYO Boogie's deep crates span every style from Estonian jazz, to steel drum disco, and unlikely charity shop nuggets.

An analogue obsessive, Tom hosts a monthly show on Threads Radio focusing on rare, global grooves.

Bruce Tantum

29/10/2021 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • House

Bruce Tantum

29/10/2021 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • House

In his own words, NYC's Bruce Tantum has been "rattling around clubland for ages, learning the (velvet) ropes at such hallowed halls as Studio 54 and Mudd Club".

Decades later, he's still at it, using his knowledge of the dancefloor to inform a long career of nightlife journalism and DJing.

He'll be lugging over a crate of sounds, ranging from blissful disco to ever-so-gentle house for his Spiritland return.

Spiritland By Night: Faith (Terry Farley, Dave Jarvis & Stuart Patterson) Plus Katie Barber

Buy tickets / 29/10/2021 21:00 - 03:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • House

The legendary Faith crew come through Spiritland RFH for a night of house, disco and anything else that takes their fancy. Support comes from Katie Barber (Adventures In Paradise)

Abi Clark

30/10/2021 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Abi Clark

30/10/2021 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Abi started djing in 1996 as a resident at a weekly night 'DO ME A FAVOUR' in London's West End playing a mix of soul, jazz funk, boogie and rare groove. This led to her own weekly nights at The Vibe Bar (Brick Lane) and Tongue and Groove (Brixton) as well as twice weekly gigs at The Cafe de Paris (VIP rooms) and The Met Bar. She has played as a guest DJ at numerous UK clubs over the years including Balance with Gilles Peterson, Mind Fluid with Kevin Beadle, WarBox with Ashley Beedle, Destination Out with Ross Allen, 45 and Beyond with Dr Bob Jones, FAITH mansion house party and It's So with Ronnie Herel to name but a few.

Festival work includes The Montreux Jazz Festival, Womad, The Urban Games, Colores Tenerife and The World Snowboarding Championships. In 1999 she started working for SOUL JAZZ records in their Soho based store Sounds Of The Universe and soon became part of the SOUL JAZZ Soundsystem playing reggae, funk and soul in London, around the UK and Worldwide regular trips were made to Australia,New Zealand, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden,Greece,Scotland,Ireland and Montenegro.

More recently she has played at The Southport Weekender, Hayling Island Spring Soul and Reggae Weekender, Margate Soul Festival on the MiSoul - Revenge of the Soul Boy Stage, Suncebeat Festival, Croatia and Mi Biza Soul. Previous radio shows include a bi weekly slot on The Soul of London Radio and a weekly slot ‘West End Girls’ on Soho Radio.In 2020 during lock down she recorded a guest show for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. She currently has a monthly show with Bob Masters ‘Open Your Mind’ on Mi Soul radio.

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Chuggy

31/10/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo

Chuggy is the creative force behind no less than four very special and unique labels: Emotional Rescue, Emotional Response, Especial and Sacred Summits.

You will hear the deepest sounds from this world and others.

Spiritland By Night: Alexander Nut & Friends

Buy tickets / 05/11/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Global
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Alexander Nut (Eglo Records/NTS Radio) joins us for the second instalment in his Spiritland residency

‘Thank You For The Music’ – an Abba Celebration

Buy tickets / 06/11/2021 18:30 - 01:00 RFH

  • Pop

After a forty year hiatus, ABBA have made a previously inconceivable comeback with a new album, ‘Voyage’.

To mark this momentous event, journalist, author and ABBA superfan Pete Paphides is joined in conversation by the Swedish author and ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm to discuss the new album, the legacy of this unique group and all things ABBA-related.

After the talk, the tables are moved aside for an all-ABBA party with the hits, the rarities, the solo projects and more. Tickets are available for both parts of the evening, or just the party.

6.30pm - doors & dining
8pm - talks begin
9.30pm - party begins
1am - close

The Downhome Americana Brunch hosted by Baylen Leonard with guest Mark Hagen

07/11/2021 11:00 - 17:00 RFH

  • Americana
  • Country

Once a month, Spiritland and Holler host a downhome brunch at our spot situated at the foot of the Royal Festival Hall. Baylen Leonard is your host for a lively daytime session of live music, food, drink and DJs.

You’ll find guest DJs and live music from the cream of the UK Americana, country, and roots scene, showcasing their talents, brought to you in association with the Americana Music Association UK.

A menu of waffles, pancakes, burgers, hot dogs, fried green tomatoes and plenty more is complemented by a wide range of beers, bourbons and cocktails.

Tickets are just £25 and include admission to the session plus a brunch dish, coffee or tea and a juice

Jazz Brunch at RFH: Noemi Nuti & Rob Luft

Buy tickets / 07/11/2021 11:00 - 17:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Live

Born and raised in New York from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is a jazz vocalist and composer residing in London.

She studied classical harp at Brunel University and jazz improvisation at Trinity College of Music, graduating with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012.

She has been active since 2008 starting with joining the Tomorrow’s Warriors ‘Jazz Alive’ project, has performed with NYJO, the London Vocal Project and was lead singer for samba band Rhythms of the City.

In 2015, she released her debut album Nice to Meet You, received wide critical acclaim and extensive airplay, including being A listed on Jazz FM.

In 2017, she paid tribute to Milton Nascimento’s music at Pizza Express Jazz Club creating an all-Brazilian rhythm section and joining forces with pianist sensation Liam Noble and saxophonist Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey).

After touring her debut album, supporting Marcos Valle and headlining Ipswich Jazz Festival, she joined Andrew McCormack’s Graviton in 2018-2019, touring in the UK and internationally.

She has released her second album Venus Eye in March 2020 to wide critical acclaim and has been selected for Serious’ Take Five artist development scheme.

Nuti has performed in many important venues including, Ronnie Scott’s, Islington Assembly Hall, 606 Jazz Club in the UK and further afield in the U.S.A., Europe and Brazil. She is regular performer at the London Jazz Festival.

The £25 ticket includes entry to the event, coffee / tea and juice and one of the following dishes:

Pancakes - With blueberry compote & maple syrup
Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage, fried egg, Applewood smoked cheddar, chipotle ketchup in an English muffin
Fried Green Tomatoes - Corn pancake, coleslaw, jalapeño & green tomato salsa
Cheeseburger - 28 day aged beef burger with Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion
Hot Dog - Caramelised onion, ketchup & mustard
Avocado on Toast - Avocado, poached egg , Aleppo chilli on sourdough (v)

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

07/11/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Space Music

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.

Spiritland By Night: Auntie Flo

12/11/2021 22:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Spiritland By Night: Auntie Flo

Buy tickets / 12/11/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Auntie Flo is a rare and unique talent, a key figure in the new sound of dance music. His style fuses contemporary club culture with world influences from his travels, both in his productions and his DJ sets. We’ve been digging his Highlife parties and his Worldwide FM show from the earliest days - now we welcome him to Spiritland Royal Festival hall to bring the party vibes.

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

14/11/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.

Spiritland By Night: Balance with Jean-Claude and Ade Fakile

Buy tickets / 19/11/2021 21:00 - 03:00 RFH

  • Disco
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Of all the nights that encapsulated the sound of the much missed Plastic People, Balance was one that put the flag in the sand

Plastic People founder Ade is joined by If Music’s Jean-Claude for a night of free-thinking and open-minded music from the vaults.

Spiritland By Night: The Horrors (DJ Set)

Buy tickets / 20/11/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Psychedelic

We welcome Faris and Rhys from The Horrors to Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for a night of sleazy electronics, psychedelic beats and exotic melody.

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

21/11/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.

Spiritland By Night: Jarvis Cocker & Alexis Taylor

27/11/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Pop

The unique pairing of Jarvis Cocker and Alexis Taylor return to Spiritland for their third DJ collaboration. Join us with comfortable slacks and an open mind.

Jazz Brunch at RFH: Tara Minton & Ed Babar

Buy tickets / 28/11/2021 11:00 - 17:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Live

Jazz harpist and vocalist Tara Minton and double bassist Ed Babar have created a beautiful new duo record, “Two For The Road”, an intimate exploration of tunes from the British jazz canon and the Great American Songbook celebrating an eight-year musical partnership.

Tara is proudly endorsed by Camac Harps and has performed the world over with the likes of Bjork, Tom Walker, SuRie, and Miranda Mulholland. Her original music has been featured on the BBC and her most recent concert at Cadogan Hall was streamed live on Jazz Fm. She has performed with Björk on “Later… with Jools Holland” and recorded sessions as both a vocalist and harpist at Abbey Road. Studios. Her 2020 release "Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid" (Lateralize Records) received widespread jazz media praise and radio play. Alongside her performing career, Tara teaches as Professor of Jazz Harp at the London Performing Academy of Music.

London bassist, Ed Babar is band leader of The Blues and Roots Ensemble, a 9 piece band dedicated to sharing the music of Charles Mingus. BARE performs regularly in venues in and around London and leads large scale music education projects in schools across the UK.


The pair will present their new record at Spiritland’s jazz brunch on Sunday the 28th of Nov.

The £25 ticket includes entry to the event, coffee / tea and juice and one of the following dishes:

Pancakes - With blueberry compote & maple syrup

Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage, fried egg, Applewood smoked cheddar, chipotle ketchup in an English muffin
Fried Green Tomatoes - Corn pancake, coleslaw, jalapeño & green tomato salsa
Cheeseburger - 28 day aged beef burger with Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion
Hot Dog - Caramelised onion, ketchup & mustard
Avocado on Toast - Avocado, poached egg , Aleppo chilli on sourdough (v)

Balearic Sundays – The Residency: Hosted By Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

28/11/2021 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic

Sundays at Spiritland King’s Cross is a day of indulgence - a chance to unwind, eat, drink and hear some outstanding music on the Spiritland soundsystem with month-long residencies from some of our favourite artists.

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset visits Spiritland Kings Cross with a record bag of breezy goodies.

Spiritland By Night: Luke Una

03/12/2021 22:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Spiritland By Night: Luke Una

Buy tickets / 03/12/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Luke Unabomber did such an incredible job in his August appearance at Royal Festival Hall. He’s back for another bite of the cherry in this pre-Christmas session. Don’t sleep.

Spiritland Christmas Party with Martin Green & Will Hodgkinson

Buy tickets / 04/12/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Pop

We cruise towards the of the year with Spiritland regular Martin Green joined by friend, author and fellow music authority Will Hodgkinson playing at our Christmas party. Pop music in all its many forms will be celebrated.

Entrance is free!

Spiritland By Night: Low Life

Buy tickets / 10/12/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Disco
  • Eclectic
  • House

From the backstreets of New York to boat parties on the Adriatic to Corsica studios - and now to the intimate surrounds of Spiritland Royal Festival Hall. Join Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton for a night of unparalleled music and joy.

‘Joy In Repetition’ – A Prince Party with The Mighty Zaf & Kyri

Buy tickets / 11/12/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Pop

We bring back our regular night of Prince worship with two heavyweight Prince fans and collectors, Kyri (R2 Records) and The Mighty Zaf (Love Vinyl)

Jazz Brunch at RFH: Georgia Mancio & Jo Caleb

Buy tickets / 12/12/2021 11:00 - 17:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Live

It's the final jazz brunch of 2021 at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall and we go out on a high with Georgia Mancio and Jo Caleb.

Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is a supreme storyteller of beauty, bite, adventure and authenticity.

Her copious industry acknowledgements include: consecutive wins at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Best Vocalist (2021) and Best Album (Finding Home, 2020), and several nominations at the Jazz FM, British Jazz and Urban Music Awards.

Her much lauded partnership with Grammy-winning pianist and composer, Alan Broadbent, has yielded two albums (Quiet Is The Star, Songbook), a book (The Songs of Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio) and performances across Europe and the US, including Ronnie Scott’s and Dizzy’s Club (Jazz at Lincoln Centre, NYC). Other credits include: BBC Proms, Kate Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Bobby Wellins, Gwilym Simcock, Pat Metheny (lyric approval) and her own festivals ReVoice! and Hang.

At the session she will perform in duo with the mesmerising 7-string guitarist and producer Jo Caleb (Sarah McKenzie, Beyoncé, Craig David).

The £25 ticket includes entry to the event, coffee / tea and juice and one of the following dishes:

Pancakes - With blueberry compote & maple syrup
Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage, fried egg, Applewood smoked cheddar, chipotle ketchup in an English muffin
Fried Green Tomatoes - Corn pancake, coleslaw, jalapeño & green tomato salsa
Cheeseburger - 28 day aged beef burger with Applewood smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion
Hot Dog - Caramelised onion, ketchup & mustard
Avocado on Toast - Avocado, poached egg , Aleppo chilli on sourdough (v)

Spiritland By Night: Joe Talbot (Idles) & Simone Marie

Buy tickets / 18/12/2021 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Indie

As they unleash their new album 'Crawler' on the world, IDLES front man Joe Talbot brings his sound to Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for a DJ set reflecting his inner musical world. He is supported by Spiritland regular Simone Marie (Primal Scream)