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Announcement – The Night Shift support act and DJ

Wed 6 May 2015

Drumroll, please.

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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Rules? What rules?

Sun 22 Feb 2015

Refrain from:
Quiet conversations

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Announcing the Night Shift in New York

Wed 28 Jan 2015

The Night Shift in New York

First there was the Southbank Centre in London. Then the Roundhouse, Wilton’s Music Hall, Village Underground, London pubs, Brighton and Bristol. Now the Night Shift spreads its wings even further with our first-ever event in New York on 1 March.

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What happened last night?

Tue 25 Nov 2014

Sometimes musicians can be unpredictable. They say they’re going to do one thing and then they go straight ahead and do another.

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“It’s a dream come true”. We talk to Richard Tognetti

Sat 22 Nov 2014

Richard Tognetti

That’s what violinist Richard Tognetti when he was asked what it’s like working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. And we didn’t even pay him to say it! Richard features in our latest event this Monday when he directs and plays violin in our 9pm concert with music by Grieg, Elgar and Dvorak.

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Playlist: 24 Nov 2014

Fri 21 Nov 2014

Seem cultured and knowledgeable ahead of our gig on Monday by giving our Spotify playlist a listen.

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Vote now and keep us looking sharp

Tue 28 Oct 2014

Hard to believe, but The Night Shift has been running since 2006. Where did the time go?
A lot’s changed since then so, about to embark on another round of events, we decided it’s time to freshen up our look.

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Pub profile: The Vauxhall Griffin

Sat 25 Oct 2014

This November we’re packing up our theorbo and heading out to Vauxhall, hitting up a new venue: The Vauxhall Griffin.

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Speed Interview: Jon Jacob

Tue 14 Oct 2014

We’re pretty happy about the fact that writer and blogger Jon Jacob will be hosting The Night Shift in Brighton on Friday. So happy, in fact, that in an effort to get to know him better, we subjected him to the rigors of our speed interview.

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The Night Shift Playlist

Sun 12 Oct 2014

You know that feeling when you go to see a band, you’re really enjoying the show, but the rest of the crowd know every single song and you don’t?

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Set list announced for Brighton Night Shift

Thu 9 Oct 2014

As you might/should be aware, we’re returning to our favorite seaside town next week. Brighton, the home of rock, piers and retro sub-culture violence.

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The Night Shift – As it happened

Mon 15 Sep 2014

Kings Place was rammed on Friday as the Kings Place Festival began in earnest. We were there, tucked away in Hall Two, for our debut Night Shift in Kings Cross.

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5 Things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry Purcell

Tue 9 Sep 2014

The Night Shift

In honour of the upcoming Night Shift featuring the music of Henry Purcell, we present you with some little known facts about the composer and the future musicians he inspired.

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Fresh new Night Shifts – just announced

Fri 5 Sep 2014

We know many of your summers have been spoilt as you’ve been fretting over when our next events will be, and our inboxes have been literally deluged with emails pleading for news. We know it’s been tough guys so we’re pleased to be able to reveal to you details of our next gigs…

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