Whether you want to see a Kiwi singer, punk boyband, open mic, former X Factor contestant, music competitions or night at the circus, Old Street delivers. 

Eddy Lalo
This Auckland born singer/songwriter studied in NZ and Sweden. He 
moved to London last year, just in time to join the Be On the Scene’s Battle of the bands, where he got through to the final.  Eddy sings about everyday life, with his last EP about his journey between the three countries, appropriately titled ‘On the Move’.  He has a conversational style to his songs, which lends itself well to acoustic, creating a great intimate feel.  He goes from ballads to his more upbeat songs, and you will find that you enjoy the journey they take you on.  So pop down and support the fellow antipodean on Thursday 26 March 2015.
Need to know: www.floripalondon.com;  www.beonthescene.com/mb/eddylalo

Alive with Eyes
The first time I saw a photo of Alive with Eyes, I must admit I jumped to a conclusion.  I thought I was looking at three boys, barely in their teens (one is only 12), trying to look hard: typical boy band.   I was right except for them being typical.  This ‘boy band’ is punk and a credible punk as well.  They surprise me with their sound and style, which is something that I would expect from an older group.    How do young boys become talented musicians, singer/songwriters and play like this?   Well that would be a family thing.  Some of the Dad’s and Mum’s have been involved with the Punk Rock/Metal Music scene, so they were surrounded with it from an early age.  However they have carved out their own style.  Most of their songs are good, well rounded; some need a little bit more work but are still great to listen to.   For a new band they definitely have potential and are well worth a watch. See for yourself on Saturday 21March.
Need to know: www.roadtripbar.com 

Trapeze bar
Trapeze bar is celebrating its first birthday on the 19 March with a party that is free to attend! The event starts at 6pm and will include circus acts and live music.  Come along if you would like to celebrate their big day with them.  Email jointhecircus@trapezebar.com to get on the guestlist.Trapeze Bar also has the second round of the Be Somebody competition on the 18th March.  So to hear some great acts, pop down. Some of the team from the X Factor will also be there if you have any questions about that competition too.
Need to know: www.trapezebar.com

Do you know of any antipodeans playing at a gig in London?  If so email gigs@music-detective.com and tell me about it.