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January 30, 2017

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Music At Merchants February line up

Wed 1st: Carl Gosling – Heavenly in everything he does

Thurs 2nd: Shepdog – Our man Shep returns with another evening of classy muisc from start to finish

Fri 3rd: Nick Luscombe – A long time Music at Merchants favourite, we welcome Nick’s return

Sat 4th: Jack Sellen & Basement Tapes – Funky folk and country rockin’ all night long 

Sun 5th: Rod & Stu –Making their Merchants Tavern debut, prepare to be dazzled

Wed 8th: Count Skylarkin’ –The Dapper Don at the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more

Thurs 9th: Katie Barber –  One half of Adventures in Paradise, one hell of a DJ.

Fri 10th: Dan Tenor-City & Tom Funk –Friday night funky things courtesy of Dan & Tom

Sat 11th: David Pickering –  We welcome David for his Music at Merchants debut

Sun 12th: Steve Cobby- Our friends from The North makes a welcome return to the Music at Merchants turntables

Wed 15th: Michelle Kelly – It’s classy vinyl action all the way from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo

Thurs 16th: Chris Coco – Back from his worldwide DJ travels, the legendary Chris Coco goes deep and wide

Fri 17th: Andy Devine – The Purple Radio stalwart brings the magic to Music at Merchants

Sat 18th: Bob & James – The Music at Merchants regulars are back with another healthy dose of all things deep and funky 

Sun 19th: Damian Thomas – Prepare for an afternoon into evening of smoothness from Mr T 

Wed 22nd: Andy Smith – Prepare for a fun and funk filled evening with Andy

Thurs 23rd: Dom Servini – World class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho

Fri 24th: Justin Quirk – A welcome return to Music at Merchants for Q

Sat 25th: Alexis Taylor & John Coxon – An evening of music where Hot Chip and Spiritualizd combine and collide. 

Sun 26th: Graham Erickson – A trip around the world of music with Mr E

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Music at Merchants

January 3, 2017

 

January 2017

Wed 4th: Carl Gosling – The Heavenly Records dude starts the new year of Music at Merchants in fine style.

Thurs 5th: Shepdog – Expect the usual funky happenings, with a heavy dose of soul and reggae in there for good measure.

Fri 6th: Sam Don – The Don graces the Music at Merchants turntables once again.

Sat 7th: Jeff O’Toole – Our friend from the north speaks the universal language of great music.

Sun 8th: Mark Love & Simon – The Purple Radio odd couple make sweet Sunday sounds just for you.

Wed 11th: Count Skylarkin – The dapper DJ takes the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more.

Thurs 12th: Siofra McComb – Making her Music at Merchants debut we’re sure that Siofra will soon become a firm fixture here. 

Fri 13th: Rob Butler – The Be With Records boss shares his love of all things vinyl with us lucky, lucky people.

Sat 14th: Miles Copeland – Wonderfulsounds, indeed.

Sun 15th: Quinton Scott – The nicest man in showbiz brings the Sunday afternoon into evening smoothness.

Thurs 19th: Chris Coco – Back from his worldwide DJ travels, the legendary DJ and producer goes deep and wide.

Fri 20th:Pete Fowler – Artist, illustrator, great DJ, all round good egg. We welcome back Pete to The Merchants decks.

Sat 21st: Jan Hammered – The perfect Saturday night soundtrack awaits from our man Jan. 

Sun 22nd: Rik Moran – Global rhythms and easy vibes from our Music at Merchants regular.

Wed 25th: Bob Johnston – Celebrate Burns Night in style with our man Bob.

Thurs 26th: Dom Servini – World-class funk and lounge action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho.

Fri 27th: Ben Morris – We’re in safe hands with Ben as he digs deep in his record bag of wonders.

Sat 28th: DJ Harv – Expertly selected latin, jazz and soul grooviness from the man like Harv.

Sun 29th: Jolyon Green – A perfect selection of records from Jolyon’s ridiculously good record collection.

 

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November 29, 2016

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Thurs 1st: Dom Servini – World class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho.
Fri 2nd: Nick Luscombe – A long time Music at Merchants favourite, we welcome Nick’s return.
Sat 3rd: Katie Barber  – One half of Adventures in Paradise, one hell of a DJ.
Sun 4th: Fergus McDonald  – If you’ve tuned into his NTS radio show, you’ll know this is not to be missed.

Wed 7th: Carl Gosling –  Heavenly in everything he does.
Thurs 8th: Sam Don – The Don goes deep once again on the Merchants turntables.
Fri 9th: Reference Point – Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor and musical cohort George Arthur share the good times with MT.
Sat 10th: Andy Devine – The Purple Radio Saturday-nighter brings some of that magic to Music at Merchants.
Sun 11th: Graham Erickson –  A trip around the world of music with Mr E.

Wed 14th: Count Skylarkin’ – The Dapper Don at the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more.
Thurs 15th: Mach V –  Deep electronic and acoustic vibes all night long.
Fri 16th: Toby Tobias & Piers Harrison – Mr T and Piers rock you softly.
Sat 17th: Jack S – Funky folk and country rockin’ from our man Jack.
Sun 18th: Andy Pye – The Balearic Social head honcho delves deep into his enviable record collection.

Wed 21st: Michelle Kelly – It’s classy vinyl action all the way from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo.
Thurs 22nd – Simon Lee – One half of world renowned production duo Faze Action, one hell of a guy.


Fri 23rd: Justin Quirk – A welcome return to Music at Merchants for Q.

Wed 29th: Dom Servini – World class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho.
Thurs 30th: Elle Andrews – Music at Merchants regular Elle returns with a record bag stuffed with goodness.
Fri 31st: Mr Black, Simon Martin & James Mayall – Bring in the new year with the party-starting Purple Radio trio.

 

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Music at Merchants

November 4, 2016

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Wed 9th: Sam Don –  The Don graces the Music at Merchants turntables once again
Thurs 10th: Shepdog – expect the usual funky happenings, with a heavy dose of soul and reggae in there for good measure
Fri 11th: Rob Butler – The Be With Records boss shares his love of all things vinyl with us lucky, lucky people
Sat 12th:  Angus Taylor and David Katz – Saturday night reggae action it is from top chaps Angus & David
Sun 13th: Katie Barber – It’s classy vinyl action all the way from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo

Wed 16th: Ella Andrews – Music at Merchants regular Elle returns with a record bag stuffed with goodness
Thurs 17th: Kate Holland – Lovingly selected music from far and wide courtesy of Kate H
Fri 18th: DJ Harv – expertly picked latin, jazz and soul grooviness from the man like Harv
Sat 19th: Rik Moran – global rhythms, easy vibes from the Music at Merchants regular
Sun 20th: Bob & James – not Bob James, but close. A welcome return for the two nicest men in showbiz

Wed 23rd: Michelle Kelly – balearic bliss comes as standard from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo
Thurs 24th: Chris Coco – back from his worldwide DJ travels, the legendary Chris Coco goes deep and wide
Fri 25th: Dom Servini – world-class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho
Sat 26th: Mr Black & Gareth Harries – the Purple Radio duo bring the Saturday night good time vibes
Sun 27th: Jolyon Green – perfectly picked records from Jolyon’s ridiculously good record collection

Wed 30th: Andy Smith – deep funk, soul, jazz and more on 45 from the selector’s selector

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Music At Merchants

October 4, 2016

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As autumn draws in we’re keeping the laid back summer spirit alive in the bar every
Wednesday to Saturday. Here’s a taster of what to expect this month:

Wed 5th: Andy Smith – reggae, funk and soul from the great selector
Thurs 6th: Mach V – deep electronic and acoustic vibes
Fri 7th: Rob Butler – Be With Records main man keeping it smooth all night
Sat 8th: Dom Servini – world-class funk action

Wed 12th: Sam Don – easing your week in with Sam
Thurs 13th: Shepdog – come by for some tasty AOR goodness
Fri 14th: Bob & James – join Bob and James for a groovy musical journey
Sat 15th: Andy Pye – Andy keeps things extra mellow in the bar

Wed 19th: Count Skylarking’ – The Dapper Don at the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more
Thurs 20th: Michelle Kelly – Balearic bliss comes as standard
Fri 21st: Justin Quirk – Justin plays only the good stuff on a Friday night
Sat 22nd:  Elle Andrews – our regular DJ Elle back in action
Sun 23rd: Graham Erickson – A trip around the world 

Wed 26th: Pete Fowler – Monsterist, Seahawk and disco deity Pete in action
Thurs 27th:  Chris Coco – seriously chilled selection from Chris
Fri 28th: Lloyd Evans – a Merchants Tavern debut for Lloyd, breaking out his finest boxfresh jams
Sat 29th: Ben Morris – Ben back on a Saturday with a deep selection for music lovers

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September 5, 2016

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This month’s line up for Music at Merchants
Thurs 1st: Mr Black & Andrea – shamelessly good music from then right up to now
Fri 2nd: Rob Butler – Be With Records head honcho back in business at Merchants Tavern
Sat 3rd : Jolyon Green – perfectly picked records from Jolyon’s ridiculous record collection
 
Wed 7th : Andy Smith – deep funk, soul, jazz and more on 45 from the selector’s selector
Thurs 8th : DJ Shepdog – come by for some tasty downtempo action from Shep
Fri 9th : Rik Moran – global rhythms, easy vibes from the Music at Merchants regular
Sat 10th :  Bob & James not Bob James, but close. A first outing for these two selectors
Wed 14th :  Graham Erickson – local boy made good. Graham comes through with a deep selection
Thurs 15th :  Pasta Paul – fresh off the train from Mancunia, the dandiest DJ is back in action
Fri 16th :  Harv Nagi – expertly picked latin, jazz and soul grooviness from Harv
Sat 17th :  Jim Breese – keeping things particularly balearic, Jim brings the sunshine to Merchants Tavern
 
Wed 21st : Count Skylarkin’ – The Count is back with a packed bag of reggae, ska, 2-step and soul stompers
Thurs 22nd : Sam Don – come and hear the Don in action on a Thursday night 
Fri 23rd : LDLDN – intergalactic funk, spaced out jazz and only the gentlest of house
Sat 24th : Dan Bean – Dan plays across the boards, touching on dub, jazz and boogie
Wed 28th:  Jack Sellen – funky folk and country rocking from young Jack 
Thurs 29th : Chris Coco – back from Ibiza, the legendary Chris Coco goes deep and wide
Fri 30th : Nick Luscombe – a longtime Music at Merchants resident, Nick keeps it fresh and unexpected 

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Music at Merchants – week of 25th July

July 25, 2016

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That’s right! This week at Merchants Tavern looks a lot like this:

Shepdog (Nice Up!) is at the controls on Wednesday night. You can expect the usual funky happenings from him, with a heavy dose of soul and reggae in there for good measure

Michelle Kelly and Katie Barber are Adventures In Paradise – and make all your tropical dreams come true on Thursday night. Pop by for a sharpener and bask in the swinging slo-mo sounds of these two collectors and selectors

Rik Moran (tothebone) is a day one Spiritland jock, and brings his balearic stylings to the fore on Friday night. New wave, No Wave, New Beat and possibly even New Jack Swing are all on the menu

Mr Black is flying solo without his disco double Andrea on Saturday night. Expect music that touches the soul, from emotional pop to close-to-the-edge disco from 6.30pm onwards

Also – we have some news. After a two year residency at Merchants Tavern, Spiritland are packing up the headphones, leaving a long final tune playing and moving on. What was only supposed to be a three month jaunt (don’t call it a pop-up) in the Autumn of 2014 turned into a full-blown, two year love affair – thanks Neil, Angela, Dee and all the gang at Merchants Tavern for digging our noodly stylings, for all the deep-fried oysters, the glasses of Gewurztraminer and the many, many Go Hartnett Or Go Homes.

Music at Merchants takes August off to calm down a bit, and relaunches in September. Meanwhile you’ll find Spiritland getting settled into a brand new space in King’s Cross at the start of September.

Sounds have been from Spiritland x

 

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Music at Merchants – week of 18th July

July 18, 2016

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Come and cool off in the bar at Merchants Tavern this week with a sharpener and a selection of ice cold DJs from around the world

Regular selector Sam Don eases you into the week on Wednesday night with a blend of slow-mo burners and jazzy ticklers from 6.30pm

On Thursday night we’re joined by a few of the leading players in the São Paulo music scene: Gui Scott, Bruno Protti and Caio Tabard (Gop Tun) drop by to give us a taste of some Brazilian vibes

Harv Nagi returns for some distinctly summery action on Friday night, playing from his deep collection of jazz, funk and latin rarities. You can get a taste of what he’s about from his radio show here

We are delighted to welcome Manu Archeo on Saturday night – head honcho of Archeo Recordings, devoted to unearthing and reissuing Italian rarities from the 70s and 80s, he’ll be jetting in from Florence to play from 6.30pm until late

Sounds come from Spiritland

 

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Music at Merchants – week of 11th July

July 11, 2016

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Spirits at Spiritland HQ were significantly lifted by Stevie Wonder this weekend with a masterclass in musicianship and good vibes. It turns out he also wants to get in on the DJ action too, making his London debut as DJ Tick Tick Boom. We’re talking about getting him in for a session. Until he confirms, here’s who’s playing at Merchants Tavern:

Andy Smith kicks off our four nights of music on Wednesday with a high-grade selection of funk, soul, jazz and blues, mainly on 45s. Come and hear this unstoppable digger in the cosy surrounds of the bar at Merchants Tavern

David Sacks and Francis Redman are your Thursday night selectors. Bringing the same open-minded and rarefied approach to their DJ sets as they do to their radio show on NTS Radio, quality is assured from these two

Elle Andrews is back for her monthly session at Merchants on Friday night with a bag of assorted and undefinable deepness. Come down and hear her in action from 6.30pm

Jim Breese is holding things down on Saturday night, after what looks like a particularly tasty run of gigs on the White Isle. He’ll be keeping things easy breezy on the night, and you can check out the very summery latest release on his Balearic Records label here

Sounds come from Spiritland

 

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Music at Merchants – week of 4th July

July 5, 2016

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We continue to bring you some of the tastiest beats in town, each and every week. Here’s who’s in action on the Spiritland system at Merchants Tavern this week:

Count Skylarkin’ should be recovered from an immense Glastonbury by the time he reaches us on Wednesday night. Those that made it there would have heard the ruckus emanating from his DJ Derek tribute on the Shangri-La stage. Pretty sure we could feel the bass here in London. Expect the usual blend of ska, dub, rocksteady, reggae and more on Wednesday night

Leo Zero crosses boundaries and breaks down borders with effortless grace on Thursday night. Go-go meets post-punk, highlife meets low lives, and Leo may even play some actual pop music. The action starts at 6.30pm

Rob Butler (Be With Records) always comes through with a high-grade selection of funk, soul, AOR and balearic-infused music when he plays at MT. Catch him on Friday night  

Ben Morris (Kudos) is one of those DJs forever a playing a track you’ve never heard of, and now have to spend your life tracking down. Expect a brace of toe tappers from him on Saturday night  

Sounds come from Spiritland

 

 

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