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Big News...


.....King's X Music Festival......
Big Note is co-staging the 1st KXMF.

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"Goodnigh't Jim Bob"
Big Note 2002 Summer Residency.

Starring ...
James Robert Morrison

See full review here

Jim Bob
Jim Bob

(Big Note featured Artist)

Following the success of 2001 "Big Note Twisted Acoustic" summer residency by Death in Vegas member Ian Button's band "Anthony Anderson", Big Note are delighted to announce this years resident Jim Bob (Carter USM and JIM'S SUPER STEREOWORLD).
This year's each residency will take place on the first Wednesday of June, July and August and feature unplugged sets from Jim Bob and hand picked guests and DJs. All embracing the Big Note "acoustic feel, electric vibe" philosophy in which artists perform their songs "stripped-down-up-beat 'n'intimate.

The "Goodnigh't Jim Bob" Big Note summer Residency commences on Wednesday 5 June. Each special show will climax with a unique set from Jim Bob as well as support and DJ sets from some of Jim Bob's and Big Note's favourite artists and music spinners.
The nights will take place at the refurbished Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street, London N1 (London's only surviving legendary venue, breeding ground for the likes of; The Police, U2, Joy Division, Elvis Costello, Madness, Ash etc.). All of who got a little moulded by the venues four walls!

Full dates and listings so far.
Wednesday June 5th
JAMES ROBERT MORRISON ... Robert Newman (reading from his new novel) ... Bransby ... Leads & Wires (featuring Pete from the Stereoworld)... Karen Butler-Meadows - song writer/guitarist with a strong, raw, expressive voice and lyrics. ...plus DJ Fruity
Wednesday July 3rd
JAMES ROBERT MORRISON with Pete Allinson III... Martin Millar (reading from his new novel) ... La Honda ... iinviisiibles ... Alex from Astronaut ... plus DJ's 'The Oomph It Up Crew'
Wednesday August 7th
Uncle Fruity Other acts, authors,... DJ's TBC for this night.

Tickets are 5 and available exclusively at the venue and on the night only. Doors 8.00 pm to 1 am.

Jim had 14 top 40 singles and a number one album as JIM BOB, singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

New Big Note Shows

Big Note on Thursdays.
Our Thursday show has now moved from The Old Garage, Replingham Road, Southfields, London, SW18 to Primo's Lounge, 54 Islington Park Street, London N1. Admission is free.
Primo's Lounge is a comfortable lively restaurant and bar just off Upper Street in Islington. Each night features 20 minute sets by various selected artists
Nearest tube - Highbury and Islington, busses 4, 19, 30, 43.

Big Note "Open Mic on Tuesday Night".

At The J Bar, 73 White Lion Street. Angel Islington. London N1
(about 1 minute walk from Angel tube).
Building on the success of our "Sunday chill out and play" which (started on Sunday 4th November) we have decided to move the Open mic. to Tuesday nights. The J Bar has a funky, chunky, downright upbeat and chilled out atmosphere.
There is no solo/duo performer limitations and there is even a late bar!!
(bring your instrument, put your name down and play a couple of songs - get there early!).

Free Entry. 7.30 - 10.30 pm all welcome.

Big Note on Japanese Television.
Yes, its true... we were filmed for Japanese telly on Sun 13 January 2002. Artists performing that night were Barefoot Bushmen, Michael berk, Garry Williams, Pale Marble Movie and Mr Marc Johnson. The short documentary revolving around "a night in the life of a music promoter" included such in depth questions as "Why do you do this?", "what is rewarding about doing it?" and "do you like beer?".

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Big Note Hits The Spot, Covent Garden.
Every Monday from 24 September 2001 Big Note is expanding to The Spot,Covent Garden, London. The new show will feature 4 exciting, original artists ranging from solo performers to bands performing in an acoustic and unplugged fashion. The Spot is a lively, friendly, intimate and comfortable venue. The Big Note shows will take place in the downstairs area which has the stage area, PA and two bars. Stage times are from 8 - 11 pm and the bars are open until 1 am.
The full venue address is The Spot, 29 - 30 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2. Admission is £6/5 (flyer/concs.).

Big Note at The Old Garage, Southfields.
Alternate Thursdays from 6 September 2001.
This show features two original songsters or duos performing two twenty minute sets each. The venue is lively and vibrant with a small stage area and serves food earlier in the evening.
Stage times are from 8 - 10.30 pm. The bar closes at 11 pm.

The full venue address is The Old Garage, 20 Replingham Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5LS. Admission is free.

Hope and Anchor refurbishment
The Hope and Anchor has now been refurbished with lots of new goodies including new PA and desk, lights, stage, engineers and furniture and fittings. The bar is bubblier and the beers cooler.
All this, without losing the intimate atmosphere and unique nature of the venue.
Wednesday 29th August 2001 the Big Note club will be back every Wednesday and Sunday as usual.

The Big Note Club Birthday
2 Years Solo at the Hope and Anchor

My word 2 years solo - and how they have flown. During that time the club has gone from strength to strengh and continually expanded.

We have staged over 150 shows and given a stage space to hundreds of artists.

We have seen many stunning shows from spell binding "you can hear a pin drop" to sizzling adrenilan fuelled performances by a huge variety of performers.
At the club we are proud to have witnessed mastery skills from established performers and watch new talent develop and blossom.

To celebrate we are holding our second birthday party on Sunday June 3rd 2001. Featuring a bursting night of 70's sounds, guest spots, the Big Note Band and DJ's 'til midnight - rippin'.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped, performed at and attended the club. Making it inspiring, exciting and such a blast.


nick kelly
Nick Kelly*** Live at the Big Note Club Sunday 22nd April 2001 ***

"A god, a songwriter of such passion and beauty as to transcend mortality" - Hot Press Magazine.
Having decided to split "The Fat Lady Sings" in January 1994. Kelly 's solo album "Between Trapezes" received huge critical acclaim.

"Album of the decade, let alone the year...12/12" - Hot Press
"A record that deserves to be heard...4/5" - Q
"Uncompromised and ever-shining...precious" - NME
"Actually makes one chap's inner uproar accessible to all" - Mojo
"Absolutely breathtaking" - Irish Independent
"Arresting and affecting" - Irish Times
"A truly wonderful independent album...10/10"

In Dublin These critical plaudits reached an impressive crescendo in April 1998 at the annual Heineken/Hot Press Irish Music Critics Awards where Kelly out-polled such luminaries as Van Morrison, Christy Moore, Jack L and Brian Kennedy to win the prestigious accolade of "Best Solo Male Artist", a feat unprecedented for an artist operating entirely outside normal music industry structures.

At his debut Big Note show Kelly will be performing new songs form his eagerly-awaited second solo album.).

The Big Note Club goes twice weekly.
December the 6th, the London based showcase for dynamic new song makers will be every Sunday and every Wednesday at the Hope and Anchor, Upper St. London N1.

Club nights will be as follows.


From 8 pm to 12am there will be four 30 minute sets by that nights booked artists.

Will feature 30 minute sets by that nights booked artists.
Doors8.00 pm to 1 am.

Door prices remain at £5 / £4 (concessions or w/flyer).

Please contact us for further details.