Celebrating the area’s rich musical heritage, Soho Music Month returns this June, with an exciting rota of fantastic and free events aimed at showcasing an eclectic mix of artists and producers. The festival has an extensive list of events appealing to a wide array of musical tastes, but we’ve picked out a few key activities for the diary.
SATURDAY 8 JUNE FROM 12-6PM Carnaby street shall be hosting a joint celebration in aid of World Oceans Day in collaboration with ocean conservation organisation Project 0. Think bean bags and world music, from the likes of Lokkhi Terra, Delilah Holliday, St Martiins, Ese & The Vooduu People, Vista Kicks and Allthingsmata.
Throughout the whole month Soho will be filled with activations and exclusive offers, running alongside a truly diverse range of music. There’ll be live sets by Indie King, Baxter Dury, at eyewear favourites MOSCOT on Beak Street, and Lilllördag music evenings spanning Japanese avant-
garde, 80’s pop, jazz and cosmic disco every Wednesday at Swedish café Söderberg on Berwick Street. Over on Marshall Street, menswear brand Oi Polloi will be celebrating in style with DJ Trey Rodriguez.
Well known Soho haunt Cahoots’ have also announced their own stellar line-up featuring Auntie Maureen and her 1930s gramophone, theatrical DJ duo The Roustabouts and Tom Carradine’s Cockney sing-along. Soho Music Month revellers can also enjoy Korean street food favourite Jinjuu.
And it’s not just the F+B outlets pumping up the volume, stores will be hosting live music events. Paul Smith on Beak Street, Dr. Martens on Carnaby Street and Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Laurel Wreath by Fred Perry on Newburgh Street will be hosting in store sessions.
Those of you who are interested in Soho’s rich historical roots might choose to enjoy a free, informative, music-themed walking tour in Carnaby.
Begin the tour at 6.15pm at 1940s vintage underground bar, Cahoots, for a complimentary cocktail, then set off with tour guide Antony Robbins AKA Mr Londoner. Soho Walking Tours last approximately one hour, and will take place on the following dates:
• Tuesday 4 June
• Thursday 6 June
• Tuesday 11 June
• Thursday 13 June
(For a spot on the walking tours, enter the free ballot on Carnaby.co.uk)
Website address: www.carnaby.co.uk
Dates: Running the whole of June, visit the website for special dates
Written by Jordan Crowley