Mon 21st Sept 2015 at The Boogaloo Ian Dury night

DVD Review: The Ex: And so say all of Us, 3 Nights at Café OTO. By James Dillon.

I first heard about The Ex somewhere near the end of the 90’s (they started in 1979 so I was late to the party). It wasn’t just their music I fell in love with straight away, but also their single-mindedness to do things their own way. They have no manager, roadie, driver and all their music is released by themselves. Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 5

Episode 5 of the Under The Influence podcast: Papernut Cambridge special featuring a live session and interview with the band where we discuss Steve Harley, Gare Du Nord records and all things Papernut related. We also play a selection of new music from One Eyed Wayne, Citizen Helene, Nat The Hammer, Rose Hotel and Sergeant Buzfuz as well as news Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Under The Influence podcast Our review of the best moments of 2014. Featuring an exclusive track recorded for this podcast by Grace Banks and new music from James Wolff, K Anderson, Jakubowski, Slate Islands, Tall Poppies, The Antipoet and Papernut Cambridge. Also featuring news and chat about other acts who’ve performed at UTI and upcoming events Continue Reading →

Xmas guest blog post: Alice Offley (The Lovers)

In anticipation of our special Alternative Xmas Service on Mon 15th Dec here’s a guest blog post from Alice Offley. Alice Offley is a singer songwriter and multi-talented, mutli-instrumentalist who has performed at Under The Influence previously both as a solo artist and as part of her all female band The Lovers: Christmas is my favourite time of year. When Continue Reading →

The Antipoet’s Alternative Xmas message

Bringing their unique brand of irreverent comedy, music and poetry, The AntiPoet return to Under The Influence on Mon 15th Dec. For a sneak preview they’ve kindly sent us this alternative Christmas Message…  The True Meaning of Christmas    ‘You’re forgetting the true meaning of  Christmas!’ She said. ‘I am?’ I replied. ‘You mean that kid in the shed?’ ‘Our Continue Reading →

50th Event Blog Post 3: My Mate George

Before our special 50th event on Mon 20th October here’s our final guest blog from My Mate George, who talks about his influences and what 1964 means to him. My Mate George writes very English, lyrical acoustic-style songs. Simple, silly, sometimes sweet, and certainly for singing-along to. Since his first appearance at our Billy Bragg night he has performed many Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 3

Episode 3 of the Under The Influence podcast. Featuring a live session and interview with Betty Steeles and music from The Reverse, Grace Banks, Steven James Adams, Papernut Cambridge, Ivor Game and My Mate George. Also featuring news and chat about upcoming events including our 50th event on 20th Oct at The Boogaloo in Highgate. Presented by James Dillon & Continue Reading →

50th Event Blog Post 2: Tall Poppies

In the lead up to our special 50th event on Mon 20th October here’s our second guest blog from Tall Poppies, who talk about their influences and what 1964 means to them. Tall Poppies are an East London alternative indie folk act fronted by Aussie twin sisters. Their tunes are well crafted melodic, rock, harmonic, poppy affairs backed by Diarmuid on Continue Reading →

50th Event Blog Post 1: Grace Banks

In anticipation of our 50th event on Mon 20th October and her first performance at Under The Influence, Grace Banks talks about her song choice and influences: Grace Banks started touring her own music in Europe, Brazil and New York, following a couple of years as a band member of Emmy The Great. With influences including Elliott Smith and Leonard Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 2

Episode 2 of the Under The Influence podcast. Featuring a live session and interview with David & Rob from Luxembourg and music from K Zorro, Betty Steeles, Zeth Townsend, John Blood & The Highlys and Steve White & The Protest Family. Also featuring news and chat about upcoming events including our Bob Marley tribute on 15th Sept. Presented by James Continue Reading →