I feel that by entitling this piece ‘Opinion’ I am giving you false hope of there being a strong one contained in it. I am going to disappoint because, as you will read, I’m really not sure what to think…Read More
So it might not be a particularly inspiring setting – it is, after all, Stockwell. But look at this place on street view and you’ll see a sweet little pub with bunting outside and a banner advertising ‘South Lambeth Market’. The Cavendish Arms describe themselves as an ‘arts’ pub, Stockwell’s hidden gem. It’s cute.Read More
Are you on Twitter? Instagram? We need you.
We’re not particularly interested in your ‘influence’, we don’t really care about your follower count and we certainly don’t give a shit about your Klout score. At our gigs we’ve always got 101 things to think about – tickets, pizza for the musicians, music stands and so on – so we don’t always have time to document the whole thing on social media. But we’d really like to.Read More
At The Night Shift we like to think ourselves fairly well-rounded – jacks of all trades, masters of none. Think Andrew Flintoff, Richard Branson or Changing Room’s Handy Andy.Read More
Ahead of tonight’s gig at Bristol Proms here’s a Spotify Night Shift playlist that gives you the chance to sample some of the music featured.Read More
Ahead of our show at the Bristol Proms tomorrow night we’re trying something new – a pub crawl. Except that we (probably) won’t be drinking and will instead be playing three free gigs.Read More
We’re excited to be able to tell you that following our ‘blistering’ (their word) appearance back in November we’ll be back at the legendary Saturday night experience that is Duckie on 5 September at the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern.Read More
To mark the hottest day of the year (so far) we asked around Night Shift towers (AKA the office) for people’s top heatwave tracks – and here are the results.Read More
Already checked out our playlist from The Night Shift tour? Here are a few more of our musicians’ suggestions of what to listen to.Read More
Wanting to relive your Night Shift tour experience?Read More
It feels like its been a long week. What with a gig at Southbank Centre on Tuesday, fantastic sunshine earlier in the week, crappy day-long drizzle yesterday and the usual struggles with bank balances / work / maintaining an active social life, it’s seemed like so much more than just 5 days.Read More
As a famous person, you get all kinds of crazy stuff written about you. Poor George Friedrich Handel has articles, books and even a museum dedicated to him.Read More
Violinist (and leader of 12 May’s The Night Shift) Kati Debretzeni talks about Telemann’s incredible work ethic and interest in horticulture.
We perform works by Telemann at Southbank Centre on 12 May details/ticketsRead More
We’re playing music by Telemann at The Night Shift on 12 May. Here is his life broken down into manageable, number-related facts.Read More
For Tuesday’s gig at Southbank Centre it gives us great pleasure to announce that we’ll be joined by old friends Harry Harris and Idle Fret.Read More
Lately we seem to be doing a lot of gigs in places with misleading names. Just as Manchester’s Soup Kitchen doesn’t actually give away soup, Brighton’s Green Door Store does not actually sell green doors (although they may store them somewhere in the building – I haven’t asked). However, my disappointment with the lack of green doors for sale is mitigated by a number of other factors. First and foremost, the place is exceptionally cool.Read More
In the midst of our Night Shift tour, here are some facts you may not have known about the man of the moment, Ludwig Van Beethoven.
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.Read More
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…Read More