LIVE TRIBUTE BANDS AT THE BLACK LION
The Black Lion regularly showcases some of the best live music acts from in and around Essex. Steve and the team have a superb converted barn at the rear of the pub, known as The Black Room, which plays host to some fantastic live tribute bands most Saturday nights throughout the year. The popular local cover band, Repertoire Dogs, regularly perform. Their material ranges from classic 60’s numbers right up to current indie hits, and you can catch them next on 30th November. The establishment is the oldest pub in Epping and is said to have links with the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. It’s very warm and cosy inside but also has screens to watch all the major sport events. Pop down to the Black Lion to visit an historical venue with a modern twist… as well as some great live music. 293 High Street, Epping CM16 4DA Tel: 01992 578670
LIVE MUSIC EVENTS
From smooth jazz to crazy karaoke, live music nights in Essex are fast becoming the choice of many for an enjoyable night out with friends.
KARAOKE AND MORE AT SPEAK EASY BAR
This fun American themed bar has the widest variety of live music around. A popular night is always their karaoke, which takes place every Wednesday and Sunday evening with host Gordon. Karaoke is a fun way to get involved in live music yourself, no matter how awful you may be, everyone still gets applause after their performance! If karaoke is not your cup of tea then there is also a lot more on offer at Speak Easy. We spoke with managers Carly and Sara who told us about their various acts, “We have loads going on down here: indie nights, jazz nights, karaoke, rock bands, soul, funk, 60’s & 70’s, club classics…honestly we have everything! It’s best to check the website or the board at the front to see what’s happening on any given night. Plus we have a late license which is long after the Epping pubs close. We have also started serving food in the day so we’re open nearly 24/7 now” The venue also serves a wide variety of fantastic cocktails and often has special offers on food and drinks. Well worth a visit… any time of day! 175 High Street Epping CM16 4BL Tel: 01992 570303 ESSEX CENTRAL