Big Note Live
feel, electric vibe"
What is Big Note "Unplugged
It all began as the BIG NOTE
Club at London's famous Hope and Anchor on Sunday 1st
March 1998. Since then Big Note has expanded to five
nights a week in different venues around London.
Each night features unplugged performances from original
songwriters ranging from solo artists to full electric
Whatever the line up,
the aim of the night is always to provide an exciting
show of eclectic song making talent. All this takes
place live in the intimate and vibrant Big Note atmosphere.
When is it?
Current Big Note live shows
Note at the Hope and
Every Wednesday and
Islington, 207 Upper St.
(see about the Hope below)
Note in The Red Room at the Comedy"
Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) and
The Red Room at The Comedy
Pub, 7 Oxenden Street, Piccadilly Circus, W1 is
an intimate basement venue, capacity of 100. It
has a great sound, lights, stage, bar and food
available, located between Leicester Square and
Piccadilly Circus opposite Planet Hollywood. There
is also due to be an in house drum kit and bass
amp available to hire.
Mondays have a more acoustic/unplugged feel with
Fridays being driven by full on electric sets
"Big Note at the Caernarvan"
Every Saturday (acoustic then electric
sets then DJ's until 1.30 am Party ON!)
Big Note at The Caernarvon
Castle, 7 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AA (just
by the Lock) capacity 150 cool stage, good PA,
monitors, lights. Late bar.
Doors 7 pm - 1.30 am Price £6/5 Early acoustic
sets followed by electric band sets.
is NO "pay to play" at Big Note
To perform at
If you would like to perform email
us a link to your website so we can hear your
music on line or post your CD or tape to;
c/o Marc Johnson,
243 Upper Street,
To E-mail go to the contact
(Please state in your correspondence how you heard about
FFI contact: Marc Johnson on (+44)
020 7704 2689 / 07981140753
A bit about the
Hope and Anchor.
We at Big Note are privilege
to base our club at London's famous Hope and Anchor,
Islington. The Hope and Anchor is one of London's
only surviving venues with any true infamy and
During the mid-seventies, as one of the main punk
rock venues, and beyond it has always staged gigs
by the new artists of the time including;- The
Police, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Madness,
U2, The Cure, Joy Division, Ash and loads more.
What is so special
for us, is that these artists all follow in the
tradition of great contemporary songwriting and
our shows here are based in the very room where
they all performed earlier on in their careers
(which is possibly the most exciting time to see
and discover any artists). We are in one of the
few surviving venues that "gave a chance
to", enabled and helped those acts to develop
- which is exactly what Big Note is about!
Click here to see a review of Big Note live, what's on at our shows or here to see the Archive
list of performers at Big Note events.
Steed. Joan Coffey.
All images © M. Johnson