PLAY: The Cavendish Arms (UK)

Posted by:  The Cavendish Arms  | When:  –  | Where: London, England, GBR

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands
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Here at the Cavendish Arms, we host live gigs twice a week in our quirky, intimate and unique 'old-school' venue in the heart of London, UK. We represent the expression of all genres and styles and give artists of many platforms to freely express themselves creatively. From Live Music, Burlesque, Comedy, Spoken word to DJ sets, we cater to artists of many expressions! We're currently looking to book acts!

Availability and open slots change consistently, apply to play and we'll find out a day and time that works best for everyone!

The Opportunity

Located on Hartington Road, London, we're a local pub adorned with vintage knick-knacks, hosting regular musicians, comedians and performers and more. Cavendish Arms is a cozy live entertainment and music venue with tables and tiered seating for folks to enjoy an intimate show. This is an amazing opportunity to work with out of the box artists and share the bill with other unique acts. We're a venue that nourishes local and regional acts and gives them a platform to build their career and fan base.

The Band

  • Bands must have live show history in London and have a local following
  • This is an opportunity for local and regional artists. 
  • We often book love Rock, Spoken Word, Jazz, Folk, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriters, Blues and Soul actc, though we also book Comedy and DJ's

  • Bands must be actively playing shows and be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play
  • Acts must have a solid online presence and not play any shows in London 3-4 weeks before or after this gig
  • We strive to always book very quality acts that have excellent stage presence and know-how to engage an intimate crowd

The Gig

 We've got all in-house equipment and a sound engineer.

Load in @ 6.15p.m, shows typically start around 7:30 p.m or 8 p.m

The 2nd Friday of every month we host free events, these shows are unpaid
The 3rd Saturday of every month we do door splits: £5 entry, bands/artists receive £3 per person that comes to see them (providing it's more than 5 people)

We have more dates available than those listed. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. 

  • Set Lengths are usually: 45 mins
  • Payment TBD after show 
  • Bands get drink tickets
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by May 17, 2023

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