CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF LIVE MUSIC
Our 10 year anniversary celebration is being sponsored by Harman Live. Throughout March, Harman Live will be putting on workshops for anyone interested in the world of live music and entertainment. Learn how to create and record a podcast, hear from a panel of live music industry professionals and learn how to be a lighting and sound engineer! Check back here for more information and tickets soon.
In a very obvious ploy to get you all signed up to our mailer we are going to be running competitions and giveaways throughout the festive season!
We kick off at the start of 2020 with our HUGE competition for one lucky person to win a pair of tickets to every gig at our venue for an entire year. Once you sign up to the mailer, we will be sending out instructions on how you can win this special prize and also other tickets to our line up of shows below.
As if that wasn’t enough, we have merchandise bundles, free drinks, vinyls and more to give away so make sure you are following on our socials as well.
Islington Assembly Hall was first opened in 1929 and quickly became the beating heart of the Islington community, hosting everything from tea dances and scout meetings, to boxing and film clubs! It stayed like this for many years but in 1980 the decision was made to close the doors of the venue. It was then used as a glorified storage cupboard (can you believe it?!) for 30 years until one bright person saw the potential to make something really special happen here. The venue was renovated and kept most of its original features and was able to reopen again in 2010.
Since the re-opening, the venue has seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Skepta, Jessie Ware, Laura Mvula, Fall Out Boy, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Katy B, Floating Points and Yxng Bane.
1. Islington Assembly Hall is a Grade II listed building.
2. Sam Smith performed here back before he hit super stardom and was MTV’s one to watch.
3. The venue was built in 1929 – making it 90 years old.
4. The venue was closed in 1980 and used as a storage space for 30 years.
5. Our first sold out show was when the Foo Fighters came as the Holy Sh*ts back in 2013.
6. Ray and Dave Davies from The Kinks put aside their differences for one great performance back in 2015.
7. We have the nicest venue toilets in London (we’ve won an award to prove it!).
What's greater than macabre indie pop on Valentine’s Day? Mutual celebration of the fact, with hundreds of other people in a beautiful historic hall, that's what! Come and celebrate V-Day (and then some) with Los Campesinos! who will be spotlighting their seminal record, ‘Romance Is Boring’ in all of its glory for the record’s tenth anniversary across February 14th and 15th.
Once collective reminiscing of the past has ceased, lusty memories have subsided and bodies have been wiped down, the beloved indie band will play their latest creations that will drive them further forward as indie mainstays into the new decade. Tickets have completely sold out for this particular love in so make sure you are signed up to our mailer and following us on socials to see how you can WIN tickets.
Tickets are sold out but you can sign up for the waiting list on DICE to try to nab some resold tickets.
After some time off for reflection, Pinegrove return with an intense new release in their latest track, Marigold and forthcoming record set for release in early 2020. Pinegrove are champions of the modern emo genre, dipping into Americana and indie folk as musical influences with unhinged and sentimental lyricism. Their three album strong back catalogue is diverse and rewards equally on decent speakers and performed live and raw.
Buy tickets for the show on Wednesday March 18th, here: https://link.dice.fm/tB4SE6V1c1
We are elated to have multi-instrumentalist soul icon, James Mason perform for us as part of his first live tour in 15 years this March. Known prominently as keyboardist and guitarist to Roy Ayers through the late 70s. As a solo musician, Mason's “Rhythm Of Life” (recorded in 1978 and pressed in limited quantities) became a soul-jazz cult classic well after it's initial release. The slick, time-shifting grooves applicable and regularly rinsed on dance-floors and wavelengths across the globe today.
Buy tickets for the show on Wednesday March 11th, here: https://link.dice.fm/bJEHQXpYBY
Derek William Dick, better known as FISH, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and actor. A celebrated performer for the last three decades; he initially achieved prominence as the lead singer and lyricist of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion from 1981 until 1988. Then moving forward with his solo career where he explored contemporary pop and traditional folk and rock sounds to modern day.
Fish's music draws influence from prog and classic rock legends Genesis, Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, the Kinks, T. Rex, David Bowie among others. Music critics have acknowledged Fish for his distinctive voice, drawing comparisons to Roger Daltrey and Peter Gabriel as he would deliver lines of “poetic prose”.
Buy tickets for the FISH shows on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of March, here: https://link.dice.fm/fish-islington-assembly-hall
Like music that is heavy with lyrics carrying equal weight to get you going? Brass Against are a cover band unlike no other! Come and see them perform classic hip hop and rock belters from Tool, Deftones, Janes Addiction, Sound Garden and of course Rage Against the Machine backed by a full brass band. You will never know you needed a Sabbath cover complete with tuba until you have heard the Brass Against rendition.
Buy tickets for Brass Against on Saturday March 28th, here: https://link.dice.fm/7qykw8Zpo1
The Night Flight Orchestra
The heritage of 80s dance floors lives on through the Swedish outfit The Night Flight Orchestra. They flit from glam rock to disco in one swift grapevine, The Night Flight Orchestra. See them take flight aboard the Aeromantic Experience this March.
Buy tickets for The Night Flight Orchestra on Friday March 6th, here: https://link.dice.fm/ws4LJFbbh2
Kansas City native, Samantha Fish's beguiling roots sounds break through the traditions of blues conventions with added electricity fresh for modern ears. A devotee to the sounds of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, Samantha Fish has paved her own way within the genre as a songwriter and performer connecting with people around the world through her music.
Buy tickets for Samantha Fish on Thursday March 5th, here: https://link.dice.fm/Mflr7gld30
John Parr is a Grammy-nominated English musician who has worked with the biggest musical names in history and had an illustrious career as an artist in his own right. He has written songs for Meatloaf, Tom Jones, The Monkees, Tygers of Pan Tang, Romeo's Daughter, David Essex and Bucks Fizz. Toured with Toto, Tina Turner, Heart, Journey and the Beach Boys. He was responsible for the widely known hits,"St. Elmo's Fire" and for his #1 Rock single "Naughty Naughty".
Buy tickets for John Parr on Sunday March 15th, here: https://link.dice.fm/e2AISL9j8Z