Showcasing ”brilliant acts” from the “rising North London folk-ish scene of balladeers.” - Time Out London
Before The Gold Rush is a fortnightly live music event in North London featuring the best emerging artists within, but not strictly confined to, the genres of folk and americana.
Our main night takes place on the last Friday 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.
For the first 18 months, starting April 2012, the home of our main night was The Wilmington Arms in Clerkenwell. You may have caught one of our shows there. We have also hosted events at The Gallery Cafe and The Slaughtered Lamb.
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 and artists, please click here for more info regarding our ethos, how we run our nights, and how to play.
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The Fiddler’s Elbow is a welcoming 150 capacity dedicated music venue. Our full band night takes place usually on the last Friday of every month. Take the tube to Chalk Farm, or the Overground to Kentish Town West. Buses that run close are 393, 24, 46, 31, 168, 27.
The Haberdashery is an award winning coffee shop and eatery where we hold our intimate acoustic nights. We alternate between the two branches monthly on Wednesdays. The Crouch End branch is a short walk from Crouch Hill or Hornsey Overground. Buses to Crouch End include W7, W3, 41, 91. For the Stoke Newington branch take national rail to Stoke Newington or the Overground to Dalston. Buses include 67, 73, 76, 106, 149, 243, 276, 393, 476.
A: The Fiddler’s Elbow, Chalk Farm
B: The Haberdashery, Crouch End
C: The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington