Down by the River - New acoustic sessions night in Putney from Feb 6th

Posted: 22nd January 2009

The Basement Sessions is a brand new acoustic night set by the riverside in Putney, South-West London that will showcase some of the best signed and up & coming bands and singer / songwriters in London. This first one is on Friday the 6th Feb - and then it will be every first Friday of the month afterwards. The opening night's line-up is pretty impressive as is the rather stunning venue - but more of that later...

Marner Brown hail from Twickenham and have previously supported Ocean Colour Scene, Whitesnake, Towers Of London and The Feeling. They kind of sound like the first 3 rolled into one with a smidgeon of good old rock n roll thrown in. NME also named 'Wasters Game' as a "Hot On The Stereo" favourite so they must be worth a watch.

Jono McCleery has just signed to innovative and eclectic beats label, Ninja Tune. His music takes influence from folk, jazz and discordant but effectual arrangements not unlike the Cinematic Orchestra. A very interesting addition to the line up. He also has several gigs booked at the Big Chill House in East London during Feb and March.

The night also features other acoustic luminaries The Popes Assassins, Alexander John and the zany sounding Hanna Pearce who, according to her My Space page, likes to relax by hanging her legs out of the window.....she also has a pretty decent voice.

So, where and when is it happening? The Dukes Head in Putney on Friday 6th February.

The pub itself is an upmarket, but not stuffy, Youngs establishment and is near to Putney Bridge (over the river) and Putney BR.

Tickets cost £5 per ticket and there is a late bar - first act on at 7.30pm

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