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Pub Profile: The Monarch, Camden

Wed 16 Oct 2013

Amy Winehouse at Camden Monarch

The last night of the tour takes us back to London, and to a new venue for us – the Monarch, Camden.

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Video feature: Composer Kate Whitley

Sat 7 Sep 2013

For the Pub Tour we’ve worked with three cutting-edge young composers to write short pieces for us, all composed with the pub environment in mind. On Monday and Tuesday of this week you get a chance to hear the first of them, Statice for String Quartet by Kate Whitley.

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Pub Tour – now on sale

Mon 19 Aug 2013

We’re pretty damn excited to announce that, thanks to your donations and support, the 2013 Pub Tour is now on sale!

The tour takes in 6 pubs in 3 cities, and will feature the music of 18th century musical super-star Franz Joseph Haydn

Why Haydn? Well, cellist Robin Michael says: ‘Within a single line of music he can make you laugh, cry, dance and shock you with the most audacious of surprises. You can feel his generous spirit, the music bursts with invention, still fresh 200 years on.”

In the first set we’ll have a selection of some of Haydn’s ‘best bits’ and in the second, a complete string quartet. The exact music played will vary from night to night, so there will always be something a little different about each gig.

The tour will also feature 3 brand new pieces by some of today’s brightest composing talents – full details of who is being performed where below.

Each evening will feature 30 minute sets of music at 8.30pm and 9.30pm and doors will open at 7.30pm. While there may be some limited seating at some venues in general these are standing events.

We recommend early booking to secure limited availability discount tickets.
All tickets are subject to a 10% booking fee. Student tickets are £4 – please be sure to bring ID on the night – we WILL check!

Enough blurb – here are the tour details and booking links

Monday 9 September
The Bedford, Balham, London
Including the world premiere of Kate Whitley’s Statice for String Quartet
More info

Tuesday 10 September
The George Tavern, Shadwell, London
Including the Shadwell premiere of Kate Whitley’s Statice for String Quartet
More info

Wednesday 11 September
Old Queens Head, Angel, London
Including the world premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time
More info

Monday 21 October
Blind Tiger, Brighton
Including the world premiere of a new piece by Kim B Ashton
More info

Tuesday 22 October
The Hatchet Inn, Bristol
Including the Bristol premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time
More info

Wednesday 23 October
The Monarch, Camden, London
Including the Camden premiere of a new piece by Kim B Ashton
More info

(all plus 10% booking fee)

£5 Mega Mega Advance
£8 Mega Advance
£10 Advance
£12 Not Advance (door)

£4 Students (NUS). Please bring ID

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Pub Tour – We did it!

Sun 18 Aug 2013

Yes, in the words of Jason Mraz, “We bleeping did it!”. On Friday we met our Pub Tour crowdfunding target with a whole 3 days to spare! Thanks to everyone who supported the campaign, you are all fantastic, we’re VERY excited that the tour will now be going ahead. We’re going to be announcing all the details tomorrow morning and will also be putting all the dates on sale. Book early to get our bargain £5 Mega Mega Advance and £8 Mega Advance tickets.

So you can get your diaries primed here are outline details of the dates – full info tomorrow.

9 Sept – South London
10 Sept – East London
11 Sept – North London

21 Oct – Brighton
22 Oct – Bristol
23 Oct – North London

also in the words of Jason Mraz.. you are all “A-W-E-S-O-M-E”!


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Crowdfunding the Pub Tour – 1 week to go!

Fri 9 Aug 2013

Well, we’re now in the home straight of our crowdfunding campaign to fund a new Pub Tour for 2013!

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Play to win!

Tue 30 Jul 2013

Yes, at tomorrow night’s Night Shift at Wilton’s Music Hall we’re going for game show mania. Sort of.

As part of our Pub Tour crowdfunding campaign we’re holding a special prize competition with all donations going towards the tour.

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The Pub Tour 2013 – make it happen

Fri 19 Jul 2013

As announced earlier today, we’re pretty excited to say that The Night Shift Pub Tour is back for 2013.

Obviously, we didn’t want to do exactly the same thing again (that’s clearly very dull) so we’ve added two major twists this time around.

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Back in your boozer. The Pub Tour returns.

Fri 19 Jul 2013

We’re very excited to announce that The Night Shift Pub Tour is (hopefully) back!

Our first pub tour, last year, was a massive success. We played in 5 packed pubs across London, bringing Purcell, Pints and Pork scratchings to your local. Over 1000 of you came, and we had amazing feedback and some great press attention as well. Even Jude Law came – result!

Now we’re planning our next tour, with a few twists to make it just a little bit different – we’ll release further details later on today.

Last time around, over 50 of you donated amounts large and small to make the tour happen, and that’s why we say ‘hopefully’ above – we need your support again to make this latest tour happen.

This afternoon, as well as releasing information on the tour, we’ll be giving you details of a new crowdfunding campaign. We need to raise £1,500 in just 30 days to make the tour happen. Unfortunately, even if we sell every single ticket we’ll still make a loss – so your crowdfunding support really does count! In return we can offer some fantastic ‘thank yous’, ranging from some tweet love through to your own private Night Shift event, plus of course our popular ‘group hug’ option…

So, keep your eyes on our website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed and we’ll be back later on today with more details on how you can help make our next Night Shift tour a reality.

 UPDATE: our crowdfunding page is now live.


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