to find out about our gigs
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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!
8. POETRY SPOKEN WORD
@Peggys Sues Music Bar hosted by Jay Laker 2nd Tuesday of every month
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
10. SOUND OF THE SIRENS
A great night of music featuring Southends best and upcoming female musicians
Your chance to front your own band - pick your song, tell the band, get up and sing! Check Nicola Collis Music for dates & venue
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.
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.