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Euros: Follow Roy at The Social

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. . dusted off the ‘Follow Roy’ poster for another football tournament. Never gets old really. 

Anyway, we’ll be showing the England AND Wales games at the bar on big screens including a two floor special on Monday 20th June. You can book tables in advance, just drop us a line or give us a call.

2 for 1 booze offers and Burgershack providing the food. It’s a winning formula.

Sat 11 Jun

Wales v Slovakia (17:00)

England v Russia (20:00)

Thu 16 Jun

England v Wales (14:00)

Mon 20 Jun

Russia v Wales

Slovakia v England (both 20:00)

 

 

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Soho Radio 2nd Birthday

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Join us to celebrate the 2nd birthday of the brilliant Soho Radio on Friday night from 9pm – free entry and all welcome!

Soho Radio will be hot footing it over the other side of Oxford Street to broadcast Eddy Temple-Morris’ The Remix Live!

With performances from:

YOUTH
Mantras
Fable
Engine Earz (DJ Set)
Suns
Spatial Awareness

9PM – 1AM

FREE ENTRY!

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New Burgershack Menu

Burger Shack at The Social

Open now for lunch and dinner – turn up and grab a table or book in advance on 0207 636 4992 or drop Carl an email here

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Live at The Social in May

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Here are just some of the special live shows we have happening in May on Little Portland St

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THE FIX

Tuesday 3rd May

Live: Jata, Rosborough + Emmi

THE FIX (in association with BMI) will be back at The Social on Tuesday May 3rd with another line-up of the best new breaking bands.

Jata (9.30pm stage time) – An exciting new Berlin synth-pop act who came to our attention with one of last year’s best singles ‘The Curse’, which The Line of Best Fit and DIY were championing. New single ‘Don’t Feel Like’ is just as good and we can’t wait to hear them headline THE FIX.

Rosborough (8.30pm) – Lot of buzz about this fantastic Northern Irish act, and no surprise, for they craft beautiful, soaring, epic guitar torchsongs.

Emmi (7.30pm) – Australian singer now based in London and opening our night. Last year’s single ‘Sleep On It’ became a huge viral hit after Taylor Swift tweeted her love for the track, and The Fader and The 405 were just two of the tastemakers in agreement.

Doors 7pm-12am – Free entry

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HUW STEPHENS PRESENTS

Tuesday 10th May

Live: The Bay Rays, Eliza Shaddad + Keep Up

2016 is the 10th anniversary of Huw Stephens presenting shows at The Social. Each and every month Huw has chosen the best new bands acts around to squeeze on to the Social stage. We’ll be celebrating this decade of brilliant shows properly later this year with some special event. . but in the meantime Huw and The Social present three more ace new bands. As ever it’s free entry and kicks off early.

Doors 7pm-12am – Free entry

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TRIPTIDES

Tuesday 18th May

Live: Triptides, Feral Love + Have You Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS

Special three band bill presented by The Heavenly Jukebox featuring a headline slot from Triptides bringing their ‘sun-warped psychedelic rock from Los Angeles, CA’. Supports comes from exciting new Liverpool alt-pop duo Feral Love and the snappily named Have You Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS all the way from Finland. DJ support from The Heavenly Jukebox

Doors 7pm-12am – £5 advance

TICKETS

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MARGO PRICE

Tuesday 24th May

Live: Margo Price + support

Very honoured to be hosting one of the first ever London shows from Third Man recording artist Margo Price. Her debut album ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ is totally brilliant and she has a live show to match. Super-excited about this one.

Doors 7pm-12am – £8.50 advance

TICKETS

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SEA PINKS

Wednesday 25th May

Live: Sea Pinks

+ The Carraways + Meal Deals

Sea Pinks began in 2010 initially as the solo project of then Girls Names drummer Neil Brogan. The home recorded debut cassette “Youth Is Wasted” (feat. Japanese Knotweed) was released (on Brogan’s label CF Records) in September of that year. Neil began playing shows around this time as Sea Pinks with Girls Names cohorts Claire Miskimmin on stand up drums and Cathal Cully on bass. Much confusion followed as people failed to get their heads around the same three people playing in two different bands.

Having left Girls Names in 2013 Neil set to work on the first Sea Pinks studio album with the now three piece line up of Steven, Davey and himself. The subsequent fourth album “Dreaming Tracks” (feat. Dream Happening, Magpies Eyes) was released in September 2014.

‘Soft Days’ the band’s second studio album (and fifth in total) featuring the now established line up of Neil, Davey and Steven, was released in January 2016 and the band are over for a string of UK dates in May, including The Social!

Doors 7pm-12am – £5 advance

TICKETS

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Friday 27th May – THE DREAMING SPIRES

Live: The Dreaming Spires + Lutine

The Dreaming Spires bring their own cosmic mix of slow country burners and intriguing jangling guitars.

Rated by BBC Radio Ulster’s, Ralph McLean as “one of the finest bands in Britain today,” singing brothers, Robin and Joe Bennett – joined live by Tom Collison (keyboards) and F Scott Kenny (drums) – have built quite a reputation and following in recent times.

Current release ‘Searching for the Supertruth’ emphasises how the duo effortlessly straddle a line between the influence of roots music, classic 60s pop and their youthful love of indie rock from both sides of the Atlantic. Their fondness for the distinctive harmonies in the tradition of The Everly Brothers and The Byrds is never far from the surface, either.

“…a fine collection of songs that may well prove to be one of the best British albums of the year.” 8/10 – Americana UK

Doors 7pm-1am – £5 advance

TICKETS

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T R O J A N

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Saturday 14th May

The London International Ska Festival presents
T R O J A N
Trojan Records Official Club Night

Special guest DJ:

Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers/Special A.K.A.)

+ Mistah Brown (Tighten Up)

2nd Saturday of every month

TICKETS

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Burgerac’s Burgershack

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Burgerac’s Burgershack is here! 

Since launching his Burgerac’s Burgershack kitchen residency at The Royal Oak pub in Marylebone in July 2014, London’s pre-eminent blogger and “burger detective” has drawn praise for his delicious comfort food from the likes of The Evening Standard, Cool Hunting (US), RES (Sweden), We The Food Snobs, The Londoner, and the venture even appeared listed alongside such cultural landmarks as The Tate Modern, The Riverside Café and The Groucho Club in a piece on MatchesFashion.com focusing on London Hotspots. Heck, The Times’ food writer, Giles Coren, recently professed his love of Burgershack’s Hubba Hubba burger on Twitter.

Now, The Social is super excited to announce that Burgerac and his team are bringing their awesome fare to its kitchen .  .

Some praise about Burgershack at The Royal Oak:

Had a cracking cheeseburger at Burgershack residency at The Royal Oak. The fried mustard double [Hubba Hubba] was king.” Giles Coren

A laid-back joint where high quality burgers and good times reign supreme.” Karen Day (Cool Hunting) 9/10 London’s Best Burgers

A sort of burger temple.” We Are The Food Snobs

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Hot Chip DJ Set (Felix, Owen & Alexis)

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Wed May 4

Special guests:

HOT CHIP – DJ SET (FELIX, OWEN & ALEXIS)
+ special guests still to be announced

Andy Backhouse presents

BACKHOUSE TO THE FUTURE

All profits from the night will be donated to War Child

TICKETS

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The Land of Leithuania

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New Exhibition:

The Land of Leithuania

Designer Lydia Leith has collaborated with her father, illustrator Paul Leith. They have in partnership produced a series of original illustrated storybooks. For the first time illustrations from the books have been put together in an exhibition which will be displayed at The Social.

Lydia Leith is well known for her ”Throne up” Royal Wedding sick bags; Queen Elizabeth shaped Jelly Moulds and Ceramic Conkers. She has worked on illustration projects with Pimm’s and British Airways.

Paul Leith became one of London’s top illustrators in the 1980s, working in editorial and advertising projects such as; stamps, posters and books covers. His current work includes large-scale murals and large felt pictures.

Books and Prints available from:

www.lydialeith.com
&
www.paulleith.co.uk

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April at The Social

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FRIDAYS 

Open every Friday night for drinking and dancing over both floors, from afterwork to after the last train home. Special live shows, launch parties and club nights in basement each week, 2 for 1 offers on beer, wine and cocktails every night before 8pm with a free membership card and we can book booths and tables for bigger groups and birthdays parties too.

In the basement: 

1st April – Carnivals (single Launch)

8th April – Heatwave – Rock n Roll Clubnight 

15th April – Savannah Dumetz

22nd April – Gamma – Mata

29th April – The Heavenly Jukebox + friends

Doors 6pm – upstairs FREE entry all night. See website for more details about basement shows as it varies.

Drop carl@thesocial.com an email for more info or bookings

SATURDAYS

Party in the basement every Saturday with Trojan’s official London party, Studio 45, Groove Yard and others all laying down quality reggae, funk, soul, afrobeat, disco and much more. Use your membership card for 2 for 1 offers on beer, wine and cocktails every night before 8pm and we can book booths and tables for bigger groups and birthdays parties too.

In the basement: 

2nd April – No Good Die (Funk, Afrobeat, Soul)

9th April – Trojan Official Clubnight (Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady)

16th April – Groove Yard (Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, House, Garage)

23rd April – Big Boss Groove (Funk, Disco, Soul, Rap) 

30th April – Studio 45 (Ska, Rocksteady, RnB)

Doors 6pm – FREE entry all night (except Trojan which is ticketed)

Drop carl@thesocial.com an email for more info or bookings

THURSDAYS 

HIP HOP KARAOKE 

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, HHK Lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that includes teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard. Doors 6.30pm – £5

Drop carl@thesocial.com an email for more info or bookings upstairs 

EVERYDAY 

UPSTAIRS BAR

Open everyday from 11.30am for eating, meeting, working and drinking . . 

Always open and free entry when shows are on downstairs! Just show up or book a table, take advantage of our 2 for 1 early evening offers. 

LIVE AT THE SOCIAL

1st April – Carnivals + Pet Portrait

Tuesday 5th April – The Fix presents Hoopla Blue, Esther Joy Lane + Emily Capell

6th April – Bare Knuckle Parade + The Jaggs

12th April – Huw Stephens presents Haus, Yonaka, Bloodflower

13th April – Sane Fundraiser with Hugo Valentine + The Dirty Mojo’s

15th April – Savannah Dumetz + guests

18th April – Striptease presents Big Tooth, On-The-Go, Jack Tyson Charles +Pasha

19th April – Hopscotch presents October Drift, Thyla + special guest 

20th April – Astrid S + guests

25th April – Neverfade Sessions

27th April – Shiners + guests

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March Events In Full!

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There’s a lot going on in March, loads of shows and events. Check out everything below.

Everyday – UPSTAIRS BAR

Open everyday from 11.30am-midnight / 1am for eating, meeting, working and drinking! Just show up or book a table, take advantage of our 2 for 1 early evening offers – always open and free entry when shows are on downstairs.

Every Thursday – HIP HOP KARAOKE

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, HHK Lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that includes teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard. 

Doors 7pm – £5

Tuesday 1st March – THE FIX

Live: Kioko, The Wholls + Jazz Morley

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Wednesday 2nd March – ALIBIS

Live: Alibis + guests + Blue Flowers DJs

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Friday 4th March – HEAVENLY JUKEBOX SPECIAL

Live: Special Heavenly Act, Lilith Ai + Citizen Helene

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Saturday 5th March – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Live: Nadine Khouri, Lucas & King, Jess Morgan + Blanche Ellis

This year Folkroom celebrates International Women’s Day with a special charity gig

Doors 7pm – £5

Monday 7th March – BUNDLE PRESENTS MUSIC VIDEO NIGHT

The Hip Hop Session. Guest speakers show and tell their favourite music videos which have inspired them over their careers. Hosted by Steve Hargrave, music video choices by musicologist Constant Bonard and musician Lean Low.

Doors 8pm – Free entry

Tuesday 8th March – HUW STEPHENS PRESENTS

Live: JR Green, Rory Wynne + Ciaran Lavery

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Friday 11th March – ZUZU

Live: Zuzu and special guest Esther Joy

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Saturday 12th March – TROJAN

Special guests: Pama International (live) + DJs Mistah Brown (Tighten Up) & Sean Flowerdew

The London International Ska Festival presents T R O J A N – Trojan Records Official Club Night

Doors 7pm – £7

Monday 14th March – VANGOFFEY

Live: vangoffey

Former Supergrass star Danny Goffey with his new band vangoffey

Doors 7pm – £7

Tuesday 15th March – HOPSCOTCH

Live: The Amazons, OhBoy + Fish Tank

Doors 7pm – £5 entry 

Wednesday 16th March – NAIVES

Live: Naives (Single Launch Party), Lua Sonique + Pertini

Doors 7pm – £5 entry 

Friday 18th March – FOLKROOM PRESENTS

Live: Pete Greenwood + guests

Doors 7pm – £5 entry 

Saturday 19th March – GROOVE YARD COLLECTIVE

DJs: Sean O’daly (afro-funk, Latin), Anicca (funk, Soul), Swoon (afrobeat, Blues), Elvé & Reason Sound (roots, Dubwise) + Groove Yard DJs (uk Funky, Garage)

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Monday 21st March – NEVERFADE SESSIONS

The Never Fade Sessions – 6 acts per night (including some very special guests!) performing acoustically in an intimate setting.

Doors 7pm – £10 adv

Tuesday 22nd March – STRIPTEASE

Live: flies+flies, Arcaves, Me & The Moon + Valerio Lysander

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Wednesday 23rd March – SQUAREGLASS

Live: Semi Precious, Ballerino, Leiik + Bunki (DJ-Set)

Doors 7pm – Free entry

Saturday 26th March – STUDIO 45

Soul. Ska. Rhythm ’N’ Blues. With resident Dean Thatcher and special guests Rocky and Marco Rossi. In loving memory of Stephen Saunders

Free entry – 7pm

Wednesday 30th March – SUNDAY BEST PRESENTS

Live: XYLAROO, L.A.Salami, Alice Jemima + Rob Da Bank and Sunday Best DJs

Doors 7pm – Free entry

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