Live at The Roof Gardens: music gigs for 2012

Roof Gardens Live Music 2012

After a successful live-music season in 2011, Kensington Roof Gardens is welcoming back some of its sell-out performers along with new acts for the coming year.

Every Friday and Saturday, from 7pm, the award-winning venue’s heated marquee will host a variety of musicians. Friday evenings will see headlining acts including upcoming soulful star Tiger Lilly and next-big-thing singer-songwriter Sam Gray, while Saturday nights will focus on jazz artists.

Tickets cost £15 and can be booked via Ticketweb (they include entry to the club).

The line-up for spring 2012 is as follows:

Saturday 18 February
Sam Batt (supported by Daina Ashmore, JH collective, Kate Robbins)
Batt’s music mixes Chrissie Hynde and Jamiroquai; her uniquely personal performances are captivating.

Friday 24 February
Mark Villarosa (supported by Parnell Page, Gary Phelan, M.I.T.S.O.T.U)
This acoustic songsmith plays honest, raw rock with a strong American influence.

Saturday 25 February
Miss Terry Blue
This international group is headed by a classically trained German opera singer.

Friday 2 March
Tiger Lilly album launch (supported by Lewis Clay, Kristen Joy)
Fresh from a UK tour, this soulful singer-songwriter has a powerful voice.

Saturday 3 March
Jess Goyder
An eclectic performer with outstanding live credentials, Goyder always delivers a high-calibre performance.

Friday 9 March
The Lipstick Melodies
This north London band fuses talent and anarchy: expect subversive pop-rock à la Pete Doherty.

Saturday 10 March
Poppy Jones, Azaykia Parker, Warwick Lobban, Chyna Whyne
Musicians from the UK and all over the world come together to blend the best jazz performances The Roof Gardens has to offer.

Friday 16 March
Sam Gray
Straight from a supporting role on The Overtone’s sell-out tour, this up-and-coming Mancunian singer-songwriter is set to be the next big thing.

Saturday 17 March
Etta Smith (with Leslie Phillips Soul Trip)
Singer-songwriter Etta Smith’s piano ballads blend influences ranging from northern soul to 70s’ disco.

Friday 23 March
Felicity Kaya (supported by Gianluca de Martini)
20-year-old Kaya is a London-based jazz/reggae singer with a catchy, eccentric style.

Friday 30 March
Comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald and Erykah Badu abound for this British-born talent who has performed at Green Man Festival.

For more information, visit The Roof Gardens website (, email or call 020 7467 9404.