Black Wolf Blues at The Good Mixer
Thu 19 Oct 2023
It's that time of the week again, and today's blog is about our show at The Good Mixer in Camden Town!
It was an amazing night right in the heart of Camden, at an amazing venue with an amazing crowd.
First let’s tell you a little bit about The Good Mixer (check out their website thegoodmixer.co.uk)!
Built on the bomb site of the original pub during the 1950s, The Mixer got its name from the cement mixer that was absent-mindedly trapped in the cellar during its construction.
Unable to move it, the cement mixer was buried underground and thus, the Good Mixer was born!
Starting life as a working man's pub, it gained notoriety as the watering hole of choice for a long list of bands and celebrities throughout the 90s Britpop era. It was used as an unofficial office by Alan Mcgee of Creation Records and musicians including Jarvis Cocker, Suggs and Bobby Gillespie could often be seen propping up the bar.
The pub was where the band Elastica signed with Deceptive Records, where Menswe@r are said to have formed and, in later years, Amy Winehouse was often seen playing a game of pool with the blinds closed to avoid the paparazzi.
Today the pub maintains its laid back, good time vibes that made it famous and continues to be the go to Camden pub for live music and a game of pool. They pride themselves on offering a platform for grassroots musicians and for being one of the only live music venues in London with a free entry for all policy, 7 days a week.
Famously, the pub was the setting for the opening blow in the Oasis vs Blur feud where on meeting Graham Coxon for the first time, Noel Gallagher reportedly said: “Nice music. Shit clothes!”
And it was in this legendary venue that our show took place. It’s a really good pub anyone visiting Camden must see.
The sound engineer at the venue was just simply amazing, and the volumes and sound settings in general were simply great.
The crowd were dancing and singing with us at avery note, and the cozy atmosphere of The Mixer made sure everybody felt right at home while at the same time enjoying a memorable show.
This was our first gig as a trio with our frontman Rafael on bass and everybody said they loved it. Check out some videos from that day on our YouTube.
A few bands played before us that night and they were all incredible! Make sure to check them out.
This was an event by Goodstock promotions whom we’re happy to be working with. A big thank you to everyone at The Mixer, Goodstock all the other band and everyone else who made that amazing night happen.
We headlined the event and a few very special things in store for you in November so keep an eye out.
You can catch us live next on Friday December 8th at the Temple of Arts and Music, Smithfield Market Arms! This is a FREE ENTRY SHOW, right in the heart of Smithfield Market on a beautiful Friday night!
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Black Wolf Blues
Rafael, Jake & Cam