The club is just off Wardour Street and its called St Moritz, the Rockin' Blues Bar is in the basement. Its really like no other place I have ever been/played. I don't really know how to describe it to people who haven't been there before… Its a bit like The Cavan Club! You go downstairs in to the bar which and theres really cool pictures all over the walls including a copy of a song written by Joe Strummer. The ceiling is really low and theres no windows and so the music is really loud. Theres only one bar and then theres a few rooms off the bar with tables and chairs in, they're really small and cosy. Then the room you play the music can only fit about 30 people in, theres a small DJ both and the mens toilets are literally on the left of the stage. I don't know if I am giving a very good description here, but its absolutely great there!!
The music is amazing, its all on vinyl and its really loud. The people are really cool too. They look like they've fallen out of Call The Midwife, but the cool characters, not all the nuns! Everybody should go, its like Glastonbury, everyone should experience it at least once! Last Thursday (when we played) was also the day that Prince Buster was announced dead (RIP Prince Buster you absolute legend) so it was really busy with Prince Buster fans. It was much busier this time than when we played last year, I wish I'd have got some film footage of it. When we played Joey and Bonanza all the people were banging their hands on the ceiling and singing with us! It was brilliant, I am surprised the ceiling didn't cave in! Gaz is so so so cool. He looks so different and unique and he's so friendly and approachable. He was best friends with Joe Strummer and so obviously I have asked him every single Joe Strummer question I could think of. Gaz is what makes London so great, and he's a great DJ! I'd love him to make me a playlist. Its like 50/60's music and its proper DJing not just putting a CD on, all proper vinyl!! If you haven't go! You must go!
Here's a picture of the Pete's on Peter Street… We couldn't find an Emily Road!