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, but not strictly confined to, the genres of folk and americana.
Our larger nights are usually on the last Friday or Saturday of the month. You can expect to hear four fantastic acts, from solo artists through to full electric bands.
Our stripped-back nights on Wednesdays 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.
BTGR is run by musician and promoter Stephen Hallam and photographer and host 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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Both are 150 capacity venues, fully equipped to host live music events.
Please check the events section for specific details.
The Haberdashery is an award winning coffee house and eatery in Crouch End, London, where we hold our acoustic nights.
We serve food (meat and vegetarian options) on these more intimate events held monthly on Wednesday nights.
A: Sebright Arms
B: The Slaughtered Lamb
C: The Haberdashery, Crouch End