LIVE

ORIGINAL

LOCAL

CREATIVE

download download (1) facebook-symbol_318-37686 twitter-logo_318-40459 merch logoweb 584856b4e0bb315b0f7675ac

soslam@soslamsounds.com

to find out about our gigs

Untitled

Our little guide to some of Southend's best regular small gigs & nights out

Southend has some amazing small innovative events that happen regularly. These are usually for small audiences, relatively cheap nights out and organised on a not for profit or voluntary basis. The nights are TOP QUALITY, well attended, well organised and highly entertaining. This is just a short list of the ones we know about or we have received high praise and exceptional feedback for.  There is no specific order to this list, they're all awesome! You need to follow links and do some homework to find dates and venues, but once discovered, you'll be hooked.

 

There's more out there and if you have any you wish to nominate for the list please email us and tell us about them. soslam@btinternet.com

Hidden Southend

1. EL REY  

A night of original live music. Guest artists and bands are encouraged to perform their material in a lo-fi style synonymous with the feel of the night.

https://www.facebook.com/MOJO.Leigh

 

2. PINK FLAMINGO 

Monthly music night at the Railway Hotel in Southend, two bands plus an acoustic slot, whip round for the main act and a rocking good time by all.

https://www.facebook.com/pinkflamingoclub/

 

3. BATTLELINES 

Battlelines is a monthly songwriting challenege that requires audience participation. Each month 4 musicians get given a line written by an audience member and the musicians are challenged to create their own song which must inlcude that line. The musicians will do battle over the lyrics, guitars in hand! The audience  deciding the overall victor.

Other songs are played on the night and impromptu performances welcomed. Run by SoSlam

https://www.facebook.com/pg/soslamsounds/events

 

4. GREEN ROOM

Every 1st Wednesday of the month 8-10pm @Ten Green Bottles. An evening where songwriters, poets & spoken word artists perform their original material. Free entry

https://www.facebook.com/greenroomtgb/

 

5. PAY WHAT YOU LIKE COMEDY

Hosted by Ross McGrane this weekly Sunday evening event 8pm @The Alex, brings together a smorgasbord of comedians. FREE to enter, donations encouraged on exit!

https://www.facebook.com/littlesmashcomedy/

 

6. CULTURE AS A DARE

CAAD is  anautonomous group, self funded and driven to provide interesting and alternative music far from the mainstream. You need to check their page to see whats coming up!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cultureasadare/

 

7. THE LAUGHTER ACADEMY

The Laughter Academy was started by Lee Tearrell who has performed improvisation for over 29 years, across America, Canada, Europe, India and all across the UK, performing in theatres universities, pub venues, hotel function rooms and larger venues including the Barbican, Birmingham NIA, The Improv in LA, Universal Studios and more. Look out for the Improv nights and workshops. You'll go see the show, enjoy it so much, you'll join the workshop and be in the next SHOW!

https://www.facebook.com/LaughterAcademy/

 

8. POETRY SPOKEN WORD 

@Peggys Sues Music Bar hosted by Jay Laker 2nd Tuesday of every month

https://www.facebook.com/peggysueslivemusic/

 

9. THE BLIND PIG GIGS

Secret gigs featuring top draw bands, a comedian and DJ, for a full night of entertainment, for those that take the risk! Co hosted by SoSlam & London Road Studios - Every other month

https://www.facebook.com/pg/soslamsounds/events

 

10. SOUND OF THE SIRENS  

A great night of music featuring Southends best and upcoming female musicians

https://www.facebook.com/WendySolomonMusic

 

11. BANDAOKE

Your chance to front your own band - pick your song, tell the band, get up and sing! Check Nicola Collis Music for dates & venue

https://www.facebook.com/NicolaCollisMusic/

 

12. SOUTHEND RISING

Showcasing Southends raising Young Musicians - Every month @The Railway Hotel

A new partnership between ESsex Vocal Coaching / Southend ALLINMUSIC / SoSlam

Follow their pages for events.

https://www.facebook.com/essexvocalcoaching

https://www.facebook.com/allinmusicsouthend  

https://www.facebook.com/soslamsounds/

 

AND>>>>>>>>>>>

HOME TO THE AVANT GARDE - THE CLIFFTOWN THEATRE

Purchased by the University of Essex in 2008, the Clifftown  has been transformed into a stunning state-of-the-art Theatre and performance space. With 5 rehearsal studios and a dynamic theatre space, Clifftown Theatre & Studios has given rise to a diverse range of shows, workshops, summer schools, community events and professional touring productions. All shows are high on production and low on entry cost and numbers are nice and intimate.

https://clifftowntheatre.co.uk/

 

 

40485070_2193974374181143_1787730757720997888_n 28059070_1676465169114639_4635758378340161186_n 58745148_2132853930095417_2181988655046852608_n 55711564_10215737599246142_2961208538447216640_n 60697894_10157228589359804_6203190255948922880_n logo name 31949806_1881791598511726_4494562818611216384_n Screenshot 2019-04-30 08.46.46 43236057_339129316820474_2273726515084525568_n Screenshot 2019-05-24 13.21.07 60103795_10161995678790556_308081315561865216_n 59948106_648732622222234_8824087185251631104_n Screenshot 2019-05-30 14.08.46