Maidstone Music Room 30th Anniversary

Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st March 2019

The late Peter Boizot (1929-2018) followed on from the success of his Soho jazz club and Knightsbridge cabaret room, Pizza on the Park - both opened in the late 1970s – with the opening of the Music Room in Maidstone on 30th March 1989.

The venue started out presenting exclusively jazz, suitably enough, as the building on Earl Street had previously been the home to the jazz club, Club 32. The first night featured clarinettist Dave Shepherd, who also happened to lead the PizzaExpress All Stars.

Over the years the music policy has diversified, though the Music Room continues to attract jazz artists of the calibre of Stacey Kent, Darius Brubeck and Liane Carroll. Pop and rock artists have been attracted to the room, including Glenn Tilbrook, Hue and Cry, China Crisis, Space, Judie Tzuke, Gerry and the Pacemakers; as well as funk and soul artists like Ray Lewis, Geno Washington, Brit Funk Association and many more.

For our 30th anniversary, we are delighted to present a series of special shows from 27th to 31st March - star names Nadine Coyle (Girls Aloud) and Scouting For Girls make their venue debuts, while perennial favourites Mark Morriss, Liane Carroll and Hil St Soul make a welcome return. Local musicians The Gallerys and Thomas Reinhart provide support.

MAIDSTONE 30TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK

Scouting For Girls

With Support of The Gallerys

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

Wednesday 27 th March Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

2017 marked ten years since Scouting for Girls burst onto the scene with their eponymous self-titled debut album and what a decade it’s been for the band. A debut that went...

MAIDSTONE 30TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK

Mark Morriss

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

£15.00

Thursday 28 th March Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four-piece over a successful and fruitful 15-year...

MAIDSTONE 30TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK

Nadine Coyle

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

Friday 29 th March Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Nadine Coyle is delighted to be performing an intimate show at PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone).  The singer, who was part of the record breaking group, Girls Aloud, enjoyed an...

Liane Carroll Trio

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£25.00

Friday 2 nd August Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

London-born and Hastings-raised, multi award winning singer/pianist Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s greatest musical treasures. A soulful, emotive singer, she is capable of...

Motherly Sunday Lunch

Hil St Soul

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

£22.50

Saturday 20 th April Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Born Hilary Mwelwa in Lusaka, Zambia she relocated to London with her family at age five. As a child she shared her father’s love of music, growing up in a home immersed with...