The Best Open Mic Night in London!
Ever wanted to perform in front of a crowd in London? Our Open Mic is the best place to start. Here at Northern Soul you can get up on stage commitment free and play your original music or covers of songs that you love!
You never know what to expect from an open mic night. You might see musicians testing out their new material, or creating their own versions of classic hits and gems from all eras.
At our club night you can expect to see a range of styles and musicians, from the newbies to the hardened pros, playing everything from Rock, Jazz, Folk, Pop and Soul, to Bossa Nova, Electronica, and Experimental Music. You might even spot a familiar face or two – who knows?
How can I join in?
The beauty of the Open Mic (or open mike, as it is sometimes spelled – like Mike Myers) is that it is literally open to anyone who wants to join in. Whether you are the next Justin Bieber or a Tuvan Throat Singer, you can join the open mic night at Northern Soul. London is a diverse city full of people and interesting music from around the globe!
All you have to do is shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime before a show and you’ll be added to our list for the night. Simply get up on stage when your name is called out and you’ll get your moment of magic to wow the audience. Who knows? Maybe you’ll turn out to be the next Elton John? Or even Aphex Twin…
We are all fully kitted out with amps, a PA and microphones, so all you have to bring is yourself and your instrument of choice (and maybe a stage prop or two).
When and Where is the Open Mic?
Our Open-Mic night takes place every Thursday from 8PM until 11.30. Bring your friends, have a few drinks and snacks, and the rest is up to you!
As for us, we are Northern Soul Bar and Kitchen, the greatest place in London to experience classic American music and cuisine, with an original touch. We are located just a very short walk from both Archway and Tufnell Park Station on the Northern Line, making us easily accessible to the rest of London.
Open stages are not just an event for the performers though! If you are not as musically inclined or just want to chill out for the night, then the open mic is a great place to hang out and see some great performers. You’ll also likely witness something that nobody has ever heard before!
Discover your inner Rockstar!
We like to make sure that we keep a friendly, relaxed atmosphere at our open mic events. So there’s no need to get up on stage at all if it’s not your thing, or even if it’s not your day yet. It can be a welcoming experience to get to know the community around the club before you decide to go on stage, and the event happens every week so there’s no rush.
Come along and see what you think for yourself. We’re sure you’ll love our open mic sessions, as either a musician, a bystander, or a friend or family member there to provide support! Our regular group of musicians and creatives are always happy to see new faces, and very supportive of anyone who decides to perform at the open mic.