The Rubens’ Gig at The Coogee Bay Hotel

Last night Aussie alt-rock band The Rubens gave the Coogee crowd a refreshing and feel-good performance at The Coogee Bay Hotel‘s historic music venue Selina. If like me before I set foot in Oz you don’t know who The Rubens are, here’s the deal. Hailing from Menagle, New South Wales, The Rubens are made up of Margin … More The Rubens’ Gig at The Coogee Bay Hotel

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Interview with Giacomo Smith from Kansas Smitty’s, the jazz man from London’s hottest jazz bar yet

If you read this blog you’ve probably already heard about my passion for Kansas Smitty’s crazy-fun jazz raves, discovered first at the Dead Dolls Club in Bethnal Green and then brought to one of East London’s greatest jazz bars, the band’s own Kansas Smitty’s bar. Today I interview Giacomo Smith, the incredibly busy and uber successful Italian-American jazz player from the … More Interview with Giacomo Smith from Kansas Smitty’s, the jazz man from London’s hottest jazz bar yet

Summer Tales & Kansas Smitty’s opening weekend

I like to show my couchsurfers a good time, so this weekend I took advantage the most talked-about new openings – Summer Tales in Old Street and the coolest new speakeasy in town, Kansas Smitty’s Bar on Broadway Market – to give him a glimpse of what you can expect from East London. Summer Tales … More Summer Tales & Kansas Smitty’s opening weekend