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Blue Midnight + DJ Sacha Dieu

September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 am

Original “Bad Music” and “Lo-Fi” scene members, Blue Midnight have been bringing their sound to audiences non-stop for over 35 years!

Plus, keeping the party going late into the night, the always thumping DJ Sacha Dieu will be spinning tunes until 2am.

Free entry before 7pm, £7 after 7pm



Blue Midnight, formed by school friends David Johnson and Grant Showbiz in the squat lands of West London, were originally part of the “bad music” scene, forerunner of the “Lo-Fi” movement in the post-punk era. With the genius violinist Elliet Mackrell and lively trombonist Nick Waterhouse they plied their trade in such venues as the Idiot Ballroom – in the basement of the now demolished Clarendon Hotel in Hammersmith; Alan Dogend’s Little Majic Theatre – a squatted venue in West London; the Raindrop Hotel – situated in the Free State of Frestonia; and the wondrous Meanwhile Gardens, often sharing the same bill as The Mob, World Domination Enterprises and the Instant Automatons.
At one point, Blue Midnight dallied with being a ‘proper music’ band and were compared at the time to the likes of Dexys Midnight Runners. However, they quickly realised that this was not their forte and returned to their original humble beginnings, playing what they most desired with a line-up of violin, trombone, harmonica and vocal backed by bass and drums. With no chordal instruments in the band their unique style has been referred to as a “spacey folk-dub brass fiesta”.
Blue Midnight have continued to ply their trade over the last 35 years – they’ve never re-formed, ‘cos they’ve never split up – and with the release of what is possibly their fifth album “White Moon” they are proud to renew their association with the good folk at All The Madmen. If you’ve not heard them before, discover this “genuine hidden gem of a band”. As a listener once noted: “There is complete joy in each note of this extravagant music”.
This strange band have managed to continue to perform & release albums out there on the margins since their inception, and fully expect to be playing at their own funerals!


September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 am


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The Magic Garden – COVID-19 UPDATE


To all of our wonderful customers,

As people across the UK adjust to life during these extraordinary times surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, pubs throughout our nation have suffered declining patronage and, unfortunately, the Magic Garden is no exception.  As a result, we at the Magic Garden have been left with little choice and have made the decision to cancel all upcoming music and entertainment events effective immediately and until further notice.  We will, however, remain open for regular service for all those who would like to join us at the pub.  We value all of our customers and staff and make this decision for the benefit of all who enjoy our establishment.  We will be watching the daily updates from the government and will resume entertainment once we are confident to do so.  In the meantime, we welcome all those who would like to come and see us, have a drink and say hello.



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