We're always looking for acts that have got something a bit special. It’s probably fair to say that a lot of the acts are a little left of centre, ranging from a bit quirky to madly cool – they all have a certain wow! You’ll find country, blues, folk, punk – we’ve even had acoustic krautrock! It’s a very relaxed atmosphere – people generally leave with a big smile on their face.
I’ve been running nights off and on for many years and it’s always been about putting on the kind of night I’d like to go to myself and helping to introduce people to some wild and wonderful acts!
We always kick things off with the Los Chicos Muertos compadres doing our country-folk-chanson-noir thang!Then we've got K-Town girl Sarah Vista & The Henchman – A wild and wonderful country-rockin’ gal – and actually her first time at The Rose and Crown!
Knox – Legendary founder and front-man of punk rockin’ legends The Vibrators. A great song writer and lovely bloke. We have known Knox for years and we made a country album with him a few years back – The Knoxville Boy! Then there's Lena Laki – Gorgeous ethereal dreamy melancholic folk-pop – haunting! and Emily Lee –soulful, powerful alt-folk with a twist of the blues in there –really raw and fired up!
I love the cellar at The Rose and Crown – cool, intimate and comfy – reminds me of bars we’ve played in Kreuzberg (Berlin). The Rose and Crown is a lot like many of our acts – a little quirky and ultimately buzzin’!
Partial to a Cote du Rhone or just good draft lager during the evening but always look forward to a fine bourbon or scotch at the end of the night!