Boisdale take a gamble and plans to re-open with live music firmly on the menu

A lot of venues I guess will be following with interest the example of Boisdale, the London chain of restaurant venues, who will be hosting live music when its restaurants re-open this month. Founder and managing director Ranald McDonald of …

Published: 1 Jul 2020. Updated: 32 days.

A lot of venues I guess will be following with interest the example of Boisdale, the London chain of restaurant venues, who will be hosting live music when its restaurants re-open this month.

Founder and managing director Ranald McDonald of Boisdale, which has venues in Belgravia, Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate and Mayfair, said in a statement: “After carefully studying the Government’s advice concerning live music performances, I do not consider all live music is contrary to HMG Guidelines. It is counter intuitive that pre-recorded music, at a volume that does not cause customers to raise their voices, is acceptable in restaurants and bars, but not live music at the same volume, fortunately, the advice, as we understand it, is set out as firm guidance and is not statutory.” Let's hope it works out. As it stands there is little prospect of live jazz anywhere on the London scene for the rest of the summer.

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JAF Trio make their debut

Friday sees release day for JAF Trio's astonishingly accomplished self-titled debut. A free flowing Finnish-Danish trio, with saxophonist Adele Sauros, bassist Joonas Tuuri and drummer Frederik Emil Bülow, 'Ninth Row of the Fifth Floor' and 'Dark …

Published: 1 Jul 2020. Updated: 33 days.

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Friday sees release day for JAF Trio's astonishingly accomplished self-titled debut.

A free flowing Finnish-Danish trio, with saxophonist Adele Sauros, bassist Joonas Tuuri and drummer Frederik Emil Bülow, 'Ninth Row of the Fifth Floor' and 'Dark Sparkle' are streaming at the moment and both are definitely worth your time. They are a band we will be following with a lot of interest.