Secret Sessions, For the Love of Music | Hospital Club, London

I’ve been meaning to write about Secret Sessions for quite some time, but with the company currently being part of a pretty fancy Richard Branson competition called VOOM, with sponsored Facebook posts* being all up in my newsfeed, I thought it was about time I actually got round to it.

Roo Panes performing at Secret Sessions @ the Hospital Club, London

Roo Panes performing at Secret Sessions @ the Hospital Club, London (Photo provided by Secret Sessions)

Secret sessions is run by a friend colleague of mine called Harriet (we are friends really, she just doesn’t like to admit it), and I understand it to be all about celebrating the love of music, without the (sometimes pretentious/over the top) frills of the music industry.

The company started as a YouTube channel for upcoming musicians to showcase their style in an acoustic, unplugged session vibe, including some pretty big artists such as Ben Howard (his video being the most popular with over 1 million views!), Bastille, Rizzle Kicks, Frank Turner and one of my all time childhood favourites: HANSON!!

Mahalia performing at Secret Sessions @ the Hospital Club, London

Mahalia performing at Secret Sessions @ the Hospital Club, London (Photo provided by Secret Sessions)

As well as continuing to maintain an active YouTube presence, Secret Sessions is also now a monthly event that is currently completely free to attend (yes, really) held at the prestigious, members club The Hospital Club, in the heart of Covent Garden in London. Secret Sessions focuses on people’s love for music rather than the “celebrity” aspect of the music industry, they do this by not announcing/allowing acts to post on Social Media until after the allocated ticket spaces have already been taken. And I like that a lot.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to fan girl on occasion (check out my Aaron Paul encounter for example), however the increasingly “normal” pop culture fandom currently seems to be saturated with fans of “celebrities” in general, rather than a love of music.

“FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC”

The Secret Sessions events focus heavily on the music, and are hosted in the infamous Oak Room (which used to be home to Nigel Godrich‘s studio – with Radiohead‘s third studio album “OK Computer” recorded there)! The converted studio, now hire-able gig/event venue, which holds a maximum of 125 people, has also played host to Mystery Jets, whose performance was recently recorded by ‘Deezer Live‘!

Previous acts on the bill include Boy & Bear, King Charles, MahaliaLuke Sital-SinghRoo Panes, and To Kill A King.

Find free tickets for the next one, here!

 

Oh Sister performing at Secret Sessions @ the Hospital Club, London

Oh Sister performing at Secret Sessions @ the Hospital Club, London (Photo provided by Secret Sessions)

If you like what you’ve read, please take a few moments to super easily vote for Secret Sessions in a really great competition called VOOM where Secret Sessions could win the opportunity to pitch to Richard Branson, business mentoring + a share of £1 million in prizes: VOTE HERE!

“A vote for Secret Sessions is a vote for REAL MUSIC

Thanks for reading and let me know in the comments if you fancy going to the next event!

Lx

If you enjoyed this, check the Music posts my blog, where I’ve written about live events such as: Boyce Avenue/Calum Scott, Panic! At The Disco, and Bulmers #LiveColourfulLIVE with Lethal Bizzle & Sinead Harnett.

*Please note: this is not a sponsored blog post, just an enthusiastic post supporting the love of music.

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