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Venue Profile: Manchester Soup Kitchen

Fri 17 Apr 2015


We were a bit worried here at the Night Shift when we learned we would be performing at a soup kitchen – we had never done anything like that before, and weren’t exactly sure what the protocol was. But as it turns out, we soon discovered that Manchester Soup Kitchen  is not actually a soup kitchen.

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‘Why choosing venues is like dating’ or ‘how to organise a Night Shift tour’

Fri 17 Apr 2015

The Night Shift Tour

You’d be forgiven for thinking that organising a tour like the one that starts today is pretty damn easy. Find a few pubs, decide what to play, and do it, right?

Sadly, it’s not quite like that…

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Keeping you on your toes…another new venue for Bristol

Thu 16 Apr 2015

The Hatchet Inn

We changed venue once. And then today, because we’re not busy or anything the day before the tour starts, we thought – why not change it again? Yes, our Bristol gig tomorrow now has a(nother) new home – the Hatchet Inn.

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Ask the Musicians #01

Thu 16 Apr 2015


‘Where would be your ideal venue for ‘The Night Shift’?’

We asked our musicians exactly that.

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Video: The Night Shift Tour

Thu 16 Apr 2015


The Night Shift tour: 6 gigs, 5 cities, all in one week. There really is no excuse not to be there, unless perhaps you’re out of the country.

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Speed Interview: Satoko Doi-Luck

Tue 14 Apr 2015


We put talented composer Satoko Doi-Luck through our speed interview. We’ll be performing a new piece by Satoko during our upcoming tour.


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Theme Music

Fri 10 Apr 2015


In the immortal words of Kanye West, ‘every superhero needs his theme music.’ And we certainly need ours.

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Good news for the good people of Wiltshire

Thu 9 Apr 2015

The Night Shift

What do Princess Anne, the woman who used to be on Dragons’ Den but never actually invested in anything, and Billy Bragg all have in common?

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And the winner is…

Tue 7 Apr 2015


We know you’ve all spent the bank holiday weekend fretting about the outcome of our vote to decide the flavour of the 2015 Night Shift rock.

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Behind the Bar: The Cumberland Arms

Thu 2 Apr 2015

cumberland arms

One of the best things about the Night Shift (apart from the music) is that it always takes place in a unique and interesting venue. So, in the run-up to our grand tour of England, we’ve decided to delve a little deeper into these amazing places. First up, our Newcastle venue, the Cumberland Arms.

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New venue for Bristol date

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Marble Factory

Earlier this week we sadly learned that our venue in Bristol, The Birdcage, had gone out of business.

We are pleased to have instead secured one of Bristol’s most exciting new venues, the Marble Factory.

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Intense. Dense. Powerful. Matt Truscott on The Night Shift tour

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Matthew Truscott The Night Shift

Violinist Matt Truscott is a familiar face at Night Shift events and has, together with the other members of the quartet, put together the sets for the upcoming tour. We asked him about the music featured:

“It has long been an ambition of ours to present a Beethoven quartet at a pub Night Shift.

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What’s your flava? Tell me what’s your flava?

Thu 19 Mar 2015


So we’re doing this nationwide tour, and we’re going to be in Brighton. And what’s the best thing about Brighton?

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Announcing our biggest ever Night Shift tour

Fri 6 Mar 2015

The Night Shift Tour

Its been months in planning but we’re excited to today reveal our biggest ever Night Shift tour.

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Speed interview: Queen Esther

Fri 27 Feb 2015


Queen Esther supports us at our debut New York Night Shift. We put her through our rigorous speed interview and she performed admirably.

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Queen Esther joins The Night Shift in New York

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Queen Esther

Our New York debut show is almost here and we’re very pleased to be able to announce that Queen Esther will be opening for us at Littlefield on 1 March.

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Who the f**k is Michael Haydn?

Tue 24 Feb 2015


The more musically educated among you have probably heard of Joseph Haydn (big-shot Classical compser, pals with Mozart, taught Beethoven). But Michael? Who the hell is Michael?

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Rules? What rules?

Sun 22 Feb 2015


Refrain from:
Quiet conversations

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The George Tavern: Pub Profile

Wed 18 Feb 2015

George Tavern crop

The George Tavern is not your typical London local.

Located in the heart of the East End, The George provides a hub where the artistic past and present combine.  Established as long ago as 1623, this legendary venue seeks to welcome those already established in the creative world as well as embracing up and coming artists and musicians.

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Check us out, New York

Thu 12 Feb 2015


New York! Are you ready for classical music, minus the rules? We think you are…

London’s rule-breaking classical night is coming to Brooklyn – more details. 

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