“All the acts we’ve booked so far are rising acts in the music industry. They’re all musicians I want to shout about because quite simply I think they’re great and deserve to be heard.”
The Islington: a tiny venue located in London has just had an injection of new life. The sparkling new and fresh Good Karma Club is coming with a huge launch party next Thursday to the minuscule capacity venue and brings with it some of the hottest upcoming bands from around the country. On a monthly basis BBC Introducing Kent’s very own Abbie McCarthy promises a great night of excitement and new experiences in what she hopes to be the new music hub of London. What makes this event different from similar institutions is that “Good Karma Club (GKC) is simply all about good music and having fun. All the acts I selected for the line-ups are artists I’m tipping for big things in the future, so the people attending GKC get to see them in a cosy intimate setting before they go on to play huge shows.” The first three acts announced for the launch party all carry an underground pedigree from their respected scenes and it seems it will be more of the same as “All the acts we’ve booked so far are rising acts in the music industry. They’re all musicians I want to shout about because quite simply I think they’re great and deserve to be heard.”
Opening the show are The Bay Rays: a punchy, in-your-face 3 piece who will kick things off in crazy fashion. Following them are the Sheffield band that most must have heard about by now. The Sherlocks will delight the crowd with their indie pop bangers and will come in guns blazing in preparation for their supporting slot at The Libertines. Headlining the night are the charming, quirky and just excellent Childcare who can really entertain. All the sets are split equally “For half an hour so that everyone, even people travelling from outside of London can watch and enjoy all the acts performing.”
Good Karma Club offers an opportunity like none other for both artists and fans and is an event that’s really trying to make a music career more accessible for bands. The City of London was chosen to host this event because “I want to put these bands and so many more on in London – I want to showcase the best bands from around the country to fellow new music lovers. I think other cities such as Manchester and Bristol have really strong scenes and nights already running but I think it can be hard for a brand new band to get a show in London but Good Karma Club is going to be the perfect platform for those bands starting out to show the world what they’re made of.”
Good Karma Club is an event worth checking out over the course of the year and for just £5 it’s a bargain to see some killer bands play some killer music.