Showcasing ”brilliant acts” from the “rising London folk-ish scene of balladeers.” - Time Out London
Before The Gold Rush is a fortnightly live music event in London featuring the best emerging artists within the genres of folk and americana.
Our larger nights are held on Fridays or Saturdays monthly. You can expect to hear three fantastic acts, from solo artists through to full electric bands.
Our monthly stripped-back nights on weekdays are a more intimate affair, mainly featuring acoustic singer-songwriters and duos. Fantastic food is served at these nights.
Between acts you can expect to hear music from the likes of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Band, Richard Thompson, John Martyn, Bert Jansch, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, The Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Nick Drake, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Fleet Foxes, & many more.
BTGR was born in April 2012. We have hosted events throughout London at venues including The Sebright Arms, The Fiddler’s Elbow, The Wilmington Arms, The Gallery Cafe, The Harrison, The Slaughtered Lamb, The Amersham Arms, and The Haberdashery. We have also curated stages at festivals such as Alexandra Palace Summer Festival and Unsigned London Festival.
BTGR is run by musician, audio producer, live sound engineer, and promoter Stephen Hallam and photographer, event host, and marketing director Nina French. You’ll meet us on the door, please say hello!Bands/artists and venues, please click here for more info regarding our ethos, how we run our nights, and how to get involved.
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The Slaughtered Lamb is a 150 capacity venue, The Harrison is a 70 capacity venue. Both are fully equipped to host live music events.
Please check the events section for specific details.
We also have many other contacts and experience of running events in other venues around the capital, should artists and/or booking agents require something different.
A: The Harrison, Kings Cross
B: The Slaughtered Lamb