As we all know, London is widely known for its extensive music scene. Countless artists and bands originated in London and many continue to do so today. The fact that London is one of the most popular spots for musicians to tour and perform was the key factor in my decision to study here. I have been to several shows so far and look forward to seeing more before my time here is up.
The most popular place for musicians, home to numerous music venues is Camden, a region of London. In Camden you can find just about any type of person, music and art; it is an incredible place with such uniqueness you have to truly see it to understand. From indie to electronic music genres, the venues around Camden and all throughout London host all different sorts of performances. Live music makes just about everything better and if you agree then London is the place for you.
Some of my favorite venues include Scala, Koko, O2 venues (like Sheperd’s Bush Empire), 100club and many more. So far I have seen Angus Stone, Walk the Moon, Sons & Lovers, Jeremiah Farrari, Sheepdogs, Hummingbirds and several others. The most recent performance I attended was the Sheepdogs, a rock with sounds similar to the some 60’s bands like the Grateful Dead. They put on an incredible show and I would definitely recommend seeing their show if you have the opportunity to.
In May I plan to see some of my favorite bands including Cold War Kids, Milo Greene and Minus the Bear.