The Thumping Tommys

  • March 12, 2014 · 8:30 PM
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American-style string band with banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright string base. Every Wednesday at 8.30 pm. It's quite close to the Lexington, which we sometimes visit. That's 15 minutes walk from King's Cross Station, and 5 minutes from Angel. The only song that I recognised when I saw them, was "Salty Dog". Here's a different version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeNe5MLgyHM

There is a website for this pub, but they are quiet about this gig. That's possibly because the pub is already full up by word of mouth. You might get a seat in the next room (pine floor) which has a sight-line into the music room (the one with the paintings).

http://thecraftbeerco.com/pub/islington-london/

This pub does 40 types of hamburger, and yes, you've guessed it, Craft Beers as well. They start punctually. This is a free event.  I'll be waiting for you in there, wearing a bright red shirt. 

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  • Stephen C.

    Blistering barnacles. Those guys know how to play the fancy guitar stuff. I must stop buying those double rations of chips.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Stephen C.

    I'm confused. There appear to be two people called Angela attending this. I think there was only one.

    March 13, 2014

    • Angela

      I suspect the second one was me too, but I was expecting to meet another Angela. I am glad the other Angela was glad to see me!

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Stephen C.

      I have removed your doppelganger from the attendee list.

      March 13, 2014

  • Angela

    Excellent evening out, thanks for arranging, Stephen.
    As always a really friendly group.

    March 13, 2014

  • Paul A.

    Stephen continues his winning streak with this one: difficult to believe they're playing every Wednesday for free. And the beer passes muster too. Great to see everyone, especially the newcomers, hope to see you soon.

    March 13, 2014

  • Marsha

    Nice venue, great band.. Thanks guys!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Marsha

    Sorry I had to leave early: Early morning work commitments .. However I had a great time, fantastic music.. My feet were tapping as soon as the band started! Great find, thank you. See you soon :)

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Paul A.

    Annie & I have arrived. A bit crowded but we've grabbed a table in the back.

    March 12, 2014

    • Paul A.

      And now there are four

      March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'll be the one drinking a beer ;)

    March 12, 2014

  • Marsha

    I'll be arriving just before it starts , so hopefully you guys will be easy to find.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Annie C

    I'll be wearing/carrying green jacket. See you all later.

    March 12, 2014

    • Paul A.

      For newcomers: Black jacket, purple shirt, satchel - if you miss Stephen's bright red combo.

      March 12, 2014

  • Annie C

    I'm hoping to get there for c 7pm to partake of some hamburger and beer before the main event. Anyone else ?

    1 · March 10, 2014

    • padraig f.

      will try and be there for some burger action - will be 7:15 I should imagine when I get there .

      March 11, 2014

    • Annie C

      Ok. I'll be wearing/carrying a green jacket.

      March 12, 2014

  • Albina

    Yesterday the pub had "Meet the brewer" event with Sierra Nevada brewery from the USA, so there will be loads of their beers. Check the prices though before you order :-)

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Angela

    On the Thumping Tommy's website they say they are there every Wednesday; http://thethumpingtommys.com/
    I guess they would mention it if they were not.

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Albina

      Yes, they will be, unless there's earthquake or something. I spoke to them last Wednesday and told them you are coming :-)

      1 · March 11, 2014

  • Paul A.

    Stephen had some concern that this gig was actually on! Not without reason - the Thumping Tommys play there every Wednesday and neither they nor the pub bother to list the gigs. But they played there last Wednesday so as far as we can tell, they'll be playing there this Wednesday.

    March 11, 2014

  • padraig f.

    will be my first outing with this group too - sounds great - especially the 40 differnt types of hamburger bit !

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Marsha

    First time out with this meet up group.. Looking forward to it :)

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Albina

    Oh no, typical! I suggested this one and I really wanted to go there with the crowd, but the chosen Wednesday is the one when I am working at London Drinker beer festival. Can't be in two places at a time. :-( Well enjoy the band without me - the guys are great, very enthusiastic

    1 · January 30, 2014

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