Tonga – Friday July 31st

Posted July 29, 2015


This Friday, July 31st, the heavy bass night known as TONGA returns to The Waiting Room for their eighth and final night! It will run from 10pm till 4am and is co-hosted by Mike Skinner (of The Streets, of course) and Manchester art collective Murkage. It’s your last chance to share in this unforgettable night! Advanced tickets are sure to go fast - grab yours here for £5.

Coming Up – 20/7/15 – 26/7/15

Posted July 20, 2015

Kelly Lee Owens

Kicking things off this week, we have Anderson East - a brand new artist from Athens, Alabama. Having just released his debut album ‘Delilah’ this very month on Elektra Records, a North American tour has seen him stop for a TV spot on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. We are thus excited to present his UK debut here at the Waiting Room on Tuesday, July 21st at 8pm. Entry is free via an e-ticket which you should grab here.

Next up on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:30pm we have newcomer Kelly Lee Owens, who will also be making her debut London headline show with us. Originally hailing from North Wales, the songstress released her debut EP ‘Lucid/Arthur’ early this year to critical acclaim. The work sees her dabble in both dark, clubby tracks and in electronic power ballads – all spearheaded by her exquisite voice. You can get your £5 advance tickets here via Dice and also via SeeTickets. RSVP to the Facebook event here.


I Need A Rhythm – Saturday July 18th

Posted July 8, 2015


Next week Saturday July 18 sees the return of I Need A Rhythm to the Waiting Room. Expect them to pump up the jam for a night of chart topping early 90s Acid House, Rave and Classic House anthems. You’ll be hearing all your favourite tunes from 2 Unlimited, Alison Limerick, Baby D, Ce Ce Peniston, Dr. Alban, Inner City, Shamen, Strike, Rosie Gaines, Paul Johnson, Robin S, Utah Saints and so much more…

Entry is £5 as always, but £3 if you RSVP on this Facebook event.


Bad Vibrations Presents…Whistlejacket – Saturday 4th July

Posted June 24, 2015


The last time we saw Whistlejacket was when the guys opened for DIIV’s intimate post Field Day show under the railway arches in Bethnal Green – and it was bloody great. Fresh from Induro Festival in Portugal and slated to play at Secret Garden Party, the band will be headlining their own show here at The Waiting Room courtesy of Bad Vibrations. Entry is free and it takes place on the 4th of July, the holiest of holidays, so save the date! RSVP here.

Okay Kaya – Monday July 13th

Posted June 22, 2015

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Parallel Lines brings the heat, as always, to the Waiting Room on Monday, July 13th with the London debut of Okay Kaya. The New York-based artist who originally hails from Norway is a newcomer, one that however has not failed to see some exciting early markers of success. Having just recently signed to Hot Charity Records, the songwriter opened up for a string of North American Tobias Jesso Jr. tour dates this past spring.

We here at the Waiting Room are now truly excited to bring you the artist’s stripped down guitar and vocal-driven set. Doors are at 7:30pm and tickets will be on sale very soon.

Introducing…Invisible City – Friday 26th June

Posted June 17, 2015


We are so excited to announce the Waiting Room’s first time hosting Invisible City – a DJ collective headed by Idle Rich and Lizatron. The duo will be joined this time by Jake Gill, who will help deliver their unique brand of psychedelic dance music of a darker persuasion. Entry is only £3 at the door.

Check out a banging mix back from February courtesy of Lizatron:

Новый город by Lizatron on Mixcloud

Ulrika Spacek & The Parrots – Thursday June 25th

Posted June 17, 2015


Bad Vibrations is proud to present the recently formed Ulrika Spacek for their first-ever headline slot. The London band delivered a hypnotic set opening up for Doug Tuttle at the Shacklewell Arms a little while back, presenting little doubt of their capability to now deftly handle a headline set. Also playing are the highly anticipated The Parrots, a garage rock trio hailing from Madrid who “manage to capture the very essence of early noughties Indie music with such veracity that it leaves one dumbfounded and pondering whether or not time travel has actually occurred” – the405.

This one is free, so you’re welcome. But you should still grab a ticket here via Billetto. And RSVP on that Facebook thing right here.

Playhouse Report – Gear Up For The Next One on July 11th!

Posted June 16, 2015


This past Saturday saw the 54th night of Playhouse at the Waiting Room. The pro-female dance series run by women prides itself on showcasing its favorite female-identifying musicians – regularly playing the likes of Beyonce, Icona Pop, Taylor Swift, Aaliyah, Katy B, Donna Summer, Christina Aguilera, Kiesza, Diana Ross, Robyn, Chic, Cher, Gorgon City, RuPaul and a whole lot more.

Saturday was MASSIVE as always, with hundreds coming in through the door. If you couldn’t make it out, however, you’re in luck as Playhouse have just announced their next night on July 11th. As per usual, the first 30 to arrive get in for free and afterwards entry is only £5 . RSVP for the 55th (!) edition here.