Thursday, June 20The Voice of London

Tag: Small venues

Battle Off: Small vs. large music venues

Entertainment, Music
Words, audio & images: Bernadette Galbraith | Subbing: Joanne Clark Banquet Records in Kingston pride themselves on being ‘more than your local record shop’. I took a trip to the store to find out more about what they meant by this. Having stumbled across Banquet Records accidentally, it was a stroke of luck to discover they also arrange regular in-store gigs and various events. Many of the artists they collaborate with are well-established with already a desirable following. For example, folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner will be playing The Hippodrome with them Thursday night and yet, he’s played at the O2 Arena in the past, to an audience of 20,000 people. It was the in-store gigs that really caught my attention though. While browsing for more information, an image came up alo