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e5 Roasthouse and Poplar Union join forces every Friday night, providing you with freshly made stone-baked pizza and live music sessions specially curated each week.

Taking place in our cosy Library space, the evenings celebrate local talent and showcase some of the most talented musicians and bands coming out of London.

UPCOMING GIGS


April


Friday 19 April – Jali Bakary Konteh

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Kora player, singer and Griot from The Gambia performs his West African traditions with a personal twist. Jali will be joined by Yahael Camara Onono on calabash and percussion.


Friday 26 April – Spotlight Sounds Takeover

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Experience London’s incredible, emerging young artists as featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Catch them before they EXPLLOOOOOODDDEEE!


May


Friday 3 May – Jean K presents…
Eclectic evenings of East London music curated by local musician and e5 favourite, Jean Kern.


Friday 10 May – Open Micopen mic, Poplar Union, East London, Live in the Library, free gigs, Poplar
Artists and performers are invited to express themselves with originals, covers, songs, stories, poems, jokes or sounds. Hosted by Tom Price-Stephens, a versatile Welsh singer of songs and previous host of InSpiral’s popular Camden Open Mic.

Sign up on the night from 6.30pm.


Friday 17 May – Jali Bakary Konteh

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Kora player, singer and Griot from The Gambia performs his West African traditions with a personal twist. Jali will be joined by Yahael Camara Onono on calabash and percussion.


Friday 24 May – Charlene | Emma Ballantine
Rich, earthy soul meets contemporary folk stylings in this singer-songwriter double header.

About Emma
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With a passion for storytelling and a ‘shapeshifting vocal gift’ (Gigslutz), Emma has been featured by Q Magazine, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. Her Somebody’s Story EPbased on true stories from fans, topped the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and she has since supported Gabrielle Aplin and The Magic Numbers.

About Charlene

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This songtress has worked with an array of musical talents, and to date, her journey has brought her onto stage with established artists such as Omar, Honey La Rochelle, Elisha La Verne, and Kendra Cash, enabled her to record live sessions for Radio1Xtra, BBC Radio London and London Live, support The Floacist at the Jazz Cafe, and has seen her perform for Vogue and Duvetica in Italy.


Friday 31 May – Grand Union Re: Generation Band

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The Grand Union Orchestra presents a new generation of young musicians blending genres and styles from the world of East London.


June


Friday 7 June – Jean K presents…
Eclectic evenings of East London music curated by local musician and e5 favourite, Jean Kern.


Friday 14 June – Open Mic open mic, Poplar Union, East London, Live in the Library, free gigs, Poplar
Artists and performers are invited to express themselves with originals, covers, songs, stories, poems, jokes or sounds. Hosted by Tom Price-Stephens, a versatile Welsh singer of songs and previous host of InSpiral’s popular Camden Open Mic.

Sign up on the night from 6.30pm.


Friday 21 June – Grand Union Re:Generation Band (Make Music Day)

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The Grand Union Orchestra presents a new generation of young musicians blending genres and styles from the world of East London.


Friday 28 June – Jali Bakary Konteh

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Kora player, singer and Griot from The Gambia performs his West African traditions with a personal twist.


OPEN MIC – Every 2nd Friday of the month

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Performers are invited to showcase originals, covers, songs, stories, poems, jokes or sounds in our special Live in the Library Open Mic session which runs every second Friday of the month.

Hosted by Welsh singer Tom Price-Stephens, a previous host of InSpiral’s popular Camden Open Mic.

Sign-up from 6.30pm with music starting at 7.30pm.

*Please bring own instruments – PA and piano provided.

If you have any questions, get in touch on 020 3039 3333 or email info@poplarunion.com

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Visit our Facebook page for full details of our Live in the Library gigs.


Pizza & gig deal!

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Why not pre-order a pizza & drink from e5 Roasthouse for just £10 when booking you’re ticket for Live in the Library online? That’s dinner and a gig for £10! Bargain.

Next date: Fri 26 April Pizza from 6pm | Music from 7.45pm

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