That’s what violinist Richard Tognetti when he was asked what it’s like working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. And we didn’t even pay him to say it! Richard features in our latest event this Monday when he directs and plays violin in our 9pm concert with music by Grieg, Elgar and Dvorak.Read More
Seem cultured and knowledgeable ahead of our gig on Monday by giving our Spotify playlist a listen.Read More
Hard to believe, but The Night Shift has been running since 2006. Where did the time go?
A lot’s changed since then so, about to embark on another round of events, we decided it’s time to freshen up our look.
This November we’re packing up our theorbo and heading out to Vauxhall, hitting up a new venue: The Vauxhall Griffin.Read More
We’re pretty happy about the fact that writer and blogger Jon Jacob will be hosting The Night Shift in Brighton on Friday. So happy, in fact, that in an effort to get to know him better, we subjected him to the rigors of our speed interview.Read More
You know that feeling when you go to see a band, you’re really enjoying the show, but the rest of the crowd know every single song and you don’t?Read More
As you might/should be aware, we’re returning to our favorite seaside town next week. Brighton, the home of rock, piers and retro sub-culture violence.Read More
Kings Place was rammed on Friday as the Kings Place Festival began in earnest. We were there, tucked away in Hall Two, for our debut Night Shift in Kings Cross.Read More
In honour of the upcoming Night Shift featuring the music of Henry Purcell, we present you with some little known facts about the composer and the future musicians he inspired.Read More
We know many of your summers have been spoilt as you’ve been fretting over when our next events will be, and our inboxes have been literally deluged with emails pleading for news. We know it’s been tough guys so we’re pleased to be able to reveal to you details of our next gigs…Read More
Next week we’re making a return visit to the fantastic Village Underground, an amazingly atmospheric venue hidden in the heart of Shoreditch. We can now reveal some more details of the event, which is a bit different to your normal Night Shift…Read More
In today’s Keeping it Vague, controversy, Star Wars, cats and pugs.Read More
In this week’s Keeping it Vague, we tell you what different people in the office have been looking at. It’s like a box of Celebrations, minus the Bountys – because everyone knows they’re rough.Read More
We’ve been very busy this week, drinking beer, playing music, drinking beer, playing music. It’s not easy…. but thankfully you (our amazing Night Shift audience) were there with us the whole time.Read More
Tonight we head to The Doodle Bar, Battersea for some drinks and insanely good opera. Then tomorrow we’re off to Wilton’s. Click on the link below for a taste of the music we’ll be playing…Read More
Over the last three years Idle Fret have put on shows at The Lock Tavern, The Social, The Shacklewell Arms and The London Palladium and have released records by Stealing Sheep, We Were Evergreen and Listing Ships.
Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney joins us on Wednesday to opened The Night Shift. We spoke with her about her approach to writing and what she fears most.Read More
Multi-instrumentalist and accomplished lyricist and vocalist, the London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney has built a loyal and growing audience, both in the UK and internationally, following her eponymous debut EP in 2013.Read More
This May, The Night Shift is back to make your ears smile in two amazing venues. What will we be playing? Purcell that’s what. Here’s violinist Matthew Truscott to tell you why that’s a good thing…Read More