Boy oh boy this review is going to be a little fuzzy kids! And we’ve only ourselves (and the launch of the new cocktail menu) to blame!
Actually, in fact, let’s just blame Kansas Smitty’s entirely. Especially their cocktail named “Hard Times”, a delicious concoction of bourbon and walnut liqueur, making everything taste so chocolately. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are gin, tequila, and whisky based cocktails to boot.
And then there was the issue of the live music being fan-bloody-tastic… Meaning we did not want to leave. Thursday’s at Smitty’s is all about the live music and when we were there it was all about The Blues.
For £5 entry you can’t go wrong, beautiful and seriously strong cocktails, small tables and candlelight atmosphere, cool music vibes, Kansas Smitty’s works well as a place to catch up with friends right through to impressing your date. Get their early though… The music starts at 8pm and once it gets going, you won’t want to chat with your mates, it’s all foot-tapping, drink-swigging, and grinning from ear to ear for the rest of the night!
And on a side note, please send Berocca!
LISTINGS FOR APRIL 2016
Wednesday 6th April
The Basement Tapes ft. Pete Horsfall
This Basement Tapes is the launch for ‘Sweet’ Pete Horsfall’s latest EP featuring his quartet. The record out on digital release features Pete’s original, and we should add beautifully crafted, compositions. It’s always a pleasure to hear Pete’s unique voice ring out. Check out his version of this Billie Holiday Classic for a taste.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/basement-tapes-ft-pete-horsfalla
Thursday 7th April
The Shed with The Groove Revival Band
Holding down a weekly slot at Ronnie Scott’s we’ve tempted them away to the east end to play the music of The Meters, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Fleetwood Mac underneath Broadway Market. Something of a revelation the first time, now we know what to expect. Audience participation is encouraged and the good times do roll.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/the-shed-with-louis-groove-revival
Wednesday 13th April
The Basement Tapes ft. Giacomo Smith
The KSHB’s musical point guard brings whatever he wants to the table. Thats whats great about Wednesdays at the bar we don’t ask our guys to buckle up we try to make it so they can cut loose. Its going to be a surprise to everyone – including the band – but that’s what keeps it interesting right?
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/basement-tapes-ft-giacomo-smithl
Thursday 14th April
The Shed with Beth Rowley, L.A Salami, Marcus Bonfanti
The Shed is crammed full of talent with bristol’s Beth Rowley who’s first album was a UK top 10, L.A Salami -esquires best dressed man in music and a man who needs no introduction, our old friend, Marcus Bonfanti. These musicians are coming together In support of the Amos trust and will each be performing a set of original music.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/the-shed-with-beth-rowley-la-salami-
Wednesday 20th April
Basement Tapes ft Arties Zaitz
Artie’s usually to be found in the thick of it leading the Saturday night Special band or running the ally cat blues jam in town. A guitarist of real depth equally at home with Charlie Christian or T. Bone Walker. Told you this wouldn’t be his last..
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/basement-tapes-ft-artie-zaitzo
Thursday 21st April
The Shed with FUR
Like our own KSHB these guys come mob handed. Eight piece band playing a mixture of spiritual jazz, psychedelia and hip hop. This event is to celebrate the launch of their debut EP which is surprising as it feels like they have been around for ages and that can only be a good thing. Individually FUR’s members have racked up impressive records playing in the live bands of James Blake, Tricky, the Heliocentrics, Mulatu Astatke, Wara and Teotima, among many other groups. Fantastic opportunity to see what The Shed is about.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/the-shed-with-fur
Wednesday 27th April
Basement Tapes ft. Shane Forbes
Shaney’s Back. This time he’s taking on the music of that seminal album Louis & Ella. He will be joined by Vimala Rowe whose show stealing performance at the barbican last year says more than we ever could. On trumpet and vocals our own ‘sweet’ Pete Horsfall. When Shane gets a band together its not one to miss.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/basement-tapes-ft-shane-forbeso
Thursday 28th April
The Shed with Gildas Quartet
After a bravura performance the first time round we invited local string quartet Gildeas quartet back into the shed. This time they will be joined by Giacomo Smith on his first instrument Clarinet performing the music of Brahms.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/the-shed-with-gildas-quartet
Friday 29th April
Smitty’s late, late show
Once a month we throw open the doors to Kansas Smitty’s until 3am. If you’ve attended one of our parties across London before you’ll know what happens when we go late, we go all out. The House Band will be in full effect all night. Juleps will flow and the music won’t stop.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/kansas-smittys-late-late-showq
Doors: 8pm – 3am finish
Saturday 30th April
Smitty’s late, late show
Once a month we throw open the doors to Kansas Smitty’s until 3am. If you’ve attended one of our parties across london before you’ll know what happens when we go late, we go all out. The House Band will be in full effect all night. Juleps will flow and the music won’t stop.
Available from: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/kansas-smittys-late-late-showy
Doors: 8pm – 3am finish