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Live Music Venues in Romford, Greater London*

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  • The MusicTek in Dagenham is also a very popular club, 5 entry, on fridays you have local bands and the resident DJ's: Fantomex & Cannon MC (Squadren 40) & DJ Kiemo, and on saturdays you can find bigger bands such as: Roadstar, Engerica, From Almost The End etc, open from 7pm-11pm, all-ages on friday, over-18's on saturday. Open Bar on saturday.
  • The Archers - The Square, harlow
  • Upstairs at the Golden Lion.
  • in goodmayes the napier have bands nearly every week but they arent always that good so not worth the waste of money, the slaters have bands too, havent taken the time to go though, cant imagine they are worth watching either.
  • Music tek, I haven't been to the new one yet, but the old one was fantastic. Members only, but if you know someone who is a member then they can sign you in. A wide variety of music played, but by about 11pm all you can see is groups of people in black wreathed in copious amounts of cigarette smoke. Most people there know each other, and tend to seperate into groups. Drinks are fairly cheap.
  • musictec again it is well good come along on friday nights and there are some real good bands also sometimes about every 2 years the free rock concert in harrow lodge park but its nearer hornchurch but it is still pretty close last year biffy clyro played live!! for free!!!
  • The Reservation Club ("the Rezz") The Hermit Club, Brentwood
  • The Queens theatre Hornchurch used to have Jazz bands in at lunchtimes on weekends. I'm not the least bit into Jazz but it was always a good atmosphere.
  • I think Musictek is good to go and see bands that arent famous yet. My friends band, White Rain has played there several times.
  • The Tek Live Music Venue (MusicTek Studios) is the best venue for live music in the area by far, do a search on any search engine and you'll find 100's of band websites that have us listed. Please dont Romford has no culture as the live music scene is really thriving, The Tek is now on the national circuit and hosts bands from all over the country. Please check us out
  • Music Tek studios-the easiest place to get a gig.
  • There's a huge HMV and Virgin megastores.
  • Wykham hall in the market place where I saw many names that I later went on to work with
  • There is a new music venue in Romford called MusicTek Studios. They are primarily rehearsal and recording studios but have their own bar and live performance hall. It has just been refurbished very smartly and the guys have just spent a small fortune on a state of the art 24 channel PA stage and lights. Bands play there every other Saturday and they have their own Battle of the bands contest every monday night, which seems to be extremely popular. In the new year they have been chosen to host Haverings young rock band of the year contest. The bar is open seven nights a week and is a members bar only. To obtain membership just contact MuscTek and apply, the process takes two days only. The place is run by musicians for musicians. Younger bands are especially welcome as the venue is trying to promote young bands and to give them the experience of playing a large venue without having to submit demos and prove they can bring a large crowd. It will be worth including them in the Romford Guide as they are the new boys in town that seem to be doing a very good thing for local musicians.
  • Many to choose from. Branigans, Jacks, Yates, Trax, Mcluskeys, The Goose and my favorite Global net. These Bars are all well worth being part of all day bar crawl to end up in a club at night. There are still plenty of pubs also on the way.
  • none...well u cant ask too much from romford
  • The Cellar Bar- May it rest in peace. For all you people that have even an OUNCE of musical taste, this was the place to go- the only 1/2 decent alternative club in Havering. Despite the sweat dripping from the ceilings and floors that were so sticky I've lost countless pairs of shoes to them, the atmosphere was an atmosphere unlike any other. Nuff respect to the bouncers, the watered down beer and the flooding loos. xxx!!!
  • Blues Night at the Kings Head in the market.Saw everyone down there,Fleetwood Mac,John Mayall,Eric Clapton,Edgar Boughton,Max Bygraves,oops got carried away with Max,Well I did see him there but he was only having a beer while his bus was coming!!
  • Now that the Island in Ilford (a venue that attracted the likes of Oasis, George Clinton, the Levellers, the Prodigy etc) has closed, the East London/South West Essex area is completly bereft of biggish music venues. The Dolphin site, currently just sitting there looking ugly, would be ideal for such a purpose. But it shall probably become another beer-monster pub instead.
  • Your site is a bit behind. There never was a club called Pulsh, it was called Pulse and before that Ritzy - and it has closed down. Hollywoods is gone and has been replaced by Vivid and Elite which opened a couple of weeks ago.
  • The Shannon Snooker Hall!! I was DJ there for a couple of weeks and the choice was easy. Ska, Ska or Ska
  • Anna don't like Jak's.
  • Charmers is the only one but it is tiny with sweat dripping all over the place. The toilets are a disgrace as is the beer and crowds but it's ok for school kids wanting a good night out.
  • Edward's in South Street Romford, opens on 19th August. Very trendy, lovely decor, good food, good music. DJ from Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Things are about to liven up, as far as performing live bands are concerned! Check out "City Limits" (previously known as Rollerbowl) from mid-july 99 they will be promoting local bands fortnightly, look out for "One eye green" my tip for future success.
  • If you like house and garage music you should try Pals Bar and Brasserie in Market Place Romford on a Saturday. It's free to get in and open until 1am. Get there early as it gets packed. They also hold Salsa classes Monday night if you're into hot and steamy dancing. - Kez
  • Romford has no major venues although there is talk of converting the old cinima next to the main line BR station in the town center.Other venues include 'JAKS' converted bank but small, plus several pubs that host live bands.
  • Forget it mate, this is Romford, not a place with any culture.
  • Libertys has been refurbished and is now called Colors. Open more nights and is certainly very colourful.
  • Hollywoods or as we call it jolly goods (coz it's just so damn good) is quite alright on a monday night as it is not meat market day. WARNING - DO NOT DRINK THE ON TAP FOSTERS!!! DEATH MAY OCCUR.
  • Romford needs a big place for live bands to perform in, the council shoul have keep the Dolphin function suit open, it's big enough for any band.

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