London Music Club: a hotspot for live music fans

Weekly blues jams attract multi-talented musicians

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

London Music Club

If you’re tired of Richmond Row’s club scene, there is an alternative way to stimulate your evenings.

The London Music Club is a hot spot for live music fans. With varying acts throughout the week, big nights for the LMC include an electric blues jam every Thursday and an acoustic night every Friday.

The blues jam attracts a crowd with lots of personality and a variety of multi-talented musicians. Features such as no cover charge, no age restrictions and open mic nights all contribute to the venue’s charm and welcoming environment. And then, of course, there’s the music.

Live blues happens every Thursday night at Queen and Colborne streets. The straight up, play-it-like-it-is, raw and raunchy blues is what compels many people to make it their hotspot. The blues is a heartfelt genre of music: a cry of emotion through ripping guitar solos, smokey baritone vocals, laid back bass lines and tight drumming.

With dimmed lights, art-covered walls and singers belting it out to upbeat tunes like Willy Dixon’s “Hoochie Coochie Man” and Paul Butterfield’s “Born In Chicago,” the LMC offers the complete blues experience in the comfort of what feels like your own basement.

The amazing part about the blues jam is that everything is improvised. Five guys who have never played together before will jam it out, and create music on the spot that will never be heard or played again. The music played at the LMC is a product of spontaneous ingenuity that plays off of the audience’s moods and requests. While musicianship ranges in skill, the performances are always top notch. The music has a sense of adventure, but remains organized.

Owner, entrepreneur and multi-talented musician Peter Denomme describes the club as an attempt toward the “advancement of live music in London.” The LMC is packed weekly with a diverse mix of musical acts including Dylan Murray, the Dixie Flyers and Groove Corporation.

Whether attending a specialty night or just a regular gig, the LMC offers a unique and intimate setting for music lovers and provides both entertainment and culture for those looking to experience London.

Check out the London Music Club at 470 Colborne St. or visit it on the web at www.londonmusicclub.com.

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