Chalk Farm Folk 26th July, a Midsummer Meltdown of Beautiful Music

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Holy heatwave July! It’s time to chill out with a fresh night of folk, country, and rootys-blues from this internationally renown bill on 26th July! All the way from the Great State of Texas, singer-songwriter Rachel Laven will be swinging by The Monarch as part of her UK tour, alt-country 4 piece The Savannahs, (hot off their BBC One Pitch Battle appearance), will be channeling the sultry sounds of the Americana south, Emporers of Rome the Brit-Berlin duo will be bringing their dark “cocktail of country, folk, and rock n’ roll” and hosts Mahoney & The Moment  will be holding it all together, or letting it all fall apart…depending on the dispensation of beverages. Entry is free so do yourself a favour get down there from 7:30pm to get a seat…you’d be a whole lot cooler if you did.

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“Ya Mo Be There!”

June is here with it’s heatwaves and heavy news cycle and we can’t think of anything better than to step in and take a break from it all with a frosty beverage and an evening of free tunes! That’s right, Chalk Farm Folk returns Wednesday, 28th June and as the great Michael Mac once said – “Ya mo be there!”.

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Join us next week for a delightful bill featuring Bernard Hoskin, Alex Hedley, Mahoney & The Moment, and Ben Joseph , (who has recently reassembled his band over the in UK and is ready to bring the house down).  All live, all free entry, and all at the classic spot that is The Monarch.

Looking ahead, get your engines ready for Wednesday, 26th July when we will be joined by Rachel Laven travelling all the way from Texas (!) on her UK tour, The Savannahs will be their submitting their sultry rootsy harmonies, and the Emperors of Rome will be gracing us with their “dark cocktail of country, folk and rock’n’roll – somewhere between Spacemen 3 and Velvet Underground via Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen”. Not to be missed! xx

May There Be Music!

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Hello Revelers! Time to join us for another kicking evening of music at The Monarch this Wednesday, 24th May from 8pm. Free Entry for everyone who supports live music! Daniel Ferguson, one half of London-based band, Young Causeway, will be opening the evening with a solo set of his new material which we can’t wait to check out. Following Dan will be hosts Mahoney & The Mahoney , before we round out the night with the magical Gabriella Romano Band. We will soon be putting up some great pictures from the last few events so stay tuned.

If you want to fill your Summer calendar with as much Chalk Farm Folk as you possibly can, look out for our events coming up on 28th June & 26th July! xx

“Judas!”

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That’s right… It’s time to plug in, turn it up loud and get ready for the long-awaited event that is Chalk Farm ‘Rock’ 26th April from 7:30pm live at The Monarch. For the first time in history (of this monthly Americana night), we will be featuring 4 full bands all ready to melt faces with an immersive folk-rock experience. We are so thrilled to have, International Love Corporation joining us for their Chalk Farm Folk debut. Returning killers include The Golden Manor Medicine Show and Blake and hosts Mahoney & The Moment will get to remember what it feels like to play to the beat of a drum. It’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be free, and lets face it, Wednesday might as well be Friday anyway… see ya there! xx

…and your bird can sing!

Can you hear the chirping? Spring is in very nearly in the air and so is another installment of the highly anticipated monthly night that is Chalk Farm Folk on 22nd March live at the Monarch. The 4th Wednesday of the month never looked so good (I mean… try and tell us this poster isn’t epic?!). CFF 22.03.17

The line up will be featuring country-blues duo GaMaRaise, CFF hosts Mahoney & The Moment, House Above The Sun, and Robbie Ransom. Entry is free and so is our love… It’s gonna be cosmic.

Time to Folk Off February!

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Hello Gals and Pals! February is here with another instalment of Chalk Farm Folk Wednesday the 22nd! Live at The Monarch, music will run from a razor sharp 8pm with free entry, 4 great acts and a special snack if you’re down straight at 8 with a preview of new country lady group The Savannahs! You would be remiss to miss this shiz!

The line up to follow will feature Chalk Farm Folk newcomers Sumner Anderson, your monthly hosts Mahoney & The Moment, returning heros James McKean & The Blueberry Moon, and the hot of the presses band formation that is Blake. Come down to show the middle of the week what for and stick around because it’s bloody worth the price of a pint or four. All your favourite people will be there we swear!

I’m With Chalk Farm Folk 2017!

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What a spectacular start to the new year?!  A cartoon parody of a stale tangerine has become President, millions around the globe marched for equality and reasonable ideas, and now the suspense comes to a breaking point as Chalk Farm Folk finally returns to thrill Monarch audiences. In proud association with Independent Venue Week, we are bringing you an extra special night of music this week standing in solidarity with musicians all across the UK.  Come check out Blake play songs from his debut album, ‘The Monster’s Sleeping’ recently featured on BBC 6 Music and BBC introducing, experience the uniquely immersive folk stylings of loop-pedal flautist, Bird Radio , grab the stranger next to you for a dip and kiss for the romantic love songs and party favourites of ‘Mahoney & The Moment‘, and stomp your feet wailing “hell yes”  for the fiddle-fueled country riot that are‘The Rosellys’.   We couldn’t be prouder to be bringing you such a line up and for a cause so close to our hearts. Support independent venues and talented musicians! Get your tickets HERE .

The Last Waltz 2: The Sequel

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It doesn’t get better than this! Seriously folks! This is the night you’ve all been waiting for. On the eve of the celebration where our American friends are giving thanks for all that makes life great and nearly 40 years to the day, we revisit one of the the most epic concerts of all musical time, The Band‘s legendary farewell: The Last Waltz.  Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, and Mavis Staples are just some of the incredible performers you won’t be seeing tonight…but you will be seeing some hardworking local musicians who will be churning out their essence, taking names, and melting faces. Tonight, house act The Mill Island Band who will be backing hosts Mahoney & The Moment and closing out the night will be joined on the bill by The Gold Rush Band (who recently brought down the house at Before The Gold Rush‘s Neil Young Night), and Golden Manor Medicine Show. All your favourite songs will be on the table and tonight the sequel event may just blow the original out of the water…but you’ll have to see it yourself to find out!! Live at The Monarch in Camden – Free as a bird & kicking off from 8pm!

Folktoberfest – 26th Oct, 2016

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Yo Folk and folkettes, it’s time for another instalment of the Americana night you’ve all grown to love. Chalk Farm Folk is back tomorrow at The Monarch, free as ever and full of fantastic music from 8pm. Whether you are celebrating Halloween early, Octoberfest late or just the fact that the week will be more than half over by the time you arrive – any reason is a good enough to enjoy some post-payday libations with your hosts Mahoney & The Moment. Kicking us off will be back to back sets from CFF newcomers Sam McKee and Melanie Crew, followed by returning duo Hope In High Water, and the face-melting party that is Golden Manor Medicine Show (see August’s post): A night not to be missed!!

Also, a shout out to our great acts from September! Ben Joseph, Lucas & King, and Ben Hemming Band – thanks so much for bringing us a lovely night full of sounds from the deep American south. A few snaps of the festivities are below…

 

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Well was our last event a corker or what??? We’d post some videos taken on the night but they might be blocked for pornography..suffice it to say it got kinky and if you missed it, you missed possibly one of the best CFFs of all time!! Thanks so much to all the musicians who played including Chris Brambley, Son of Kirk, and The Golden Manor Medicine Show (above) who blew the roof straight off and were fantastically good sports under the circumstances. Check out some pics we snagged of the action.

(In the pictures above, Top Left: Golden Manor Medicine Show, Top Right & Bottom Left: Son of Kirk, and Bottom Right: Chris Brambley).

Now to close out the Summer right and send off our final Thursday night (before we move over to Wednesdays in September)  come and show some love tomorrow to support Mahoney & The Moment‘s full bands set before welcoming The Mill Island Band to the stage. We say why not get your Bank Holiday dancin’ shoes on about 10 days too early! You know the drill, live at The Monarch and free entry you cool cats!

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Wednesday, 28th September – it’s on!

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So as we say goodbye to Summer and Thursday evenings at the Monarch, we welcome in Autumn and our new cozy spot on Wednesday nights y’all! Join us for the inaugural event this week, 28th September. Hosts Mahoney & The Moment will be joined by Ben Hemming Band (fresh of the boat (plane) from Americana Fest in Nashville, lovely Brighton based duo Lucas & King, and Ben Joseph – a fellow bringing his guitar all the way from Alabama! While the night of the week has changed – all your favourite Chalk Farm Folk details remain the same – free entry & music from 8pm – 11pm!

Also, stay tuned for treats in progress for the rest of 2016! Some tasty things are approaching for October, November, & December xx