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Black Wolf Blues At The Temple Of Art And Music Canary Wharf

Rafael Miranda

Fri 15 Dez 2023

Hello guys!

It's that time of the week again, and today's blog is about our gig at The Temple Of Art And Music Canary Wharf. 

First let's tell you a little bit about The Temple Of Art And Music.

The Temple of Art and Music (TAM) is more than just a music venue. The proceeds from tickets, food and drink help to support artists. They are committed to nurturing new artists and musicians while also relaunching those who don't get the exposure they deserve. 

The TAM is a concept that flourished from grief. The ounder, Sieng Van Tran, spent the 90s and 2000s in tech working with his brother, Tam, who was simultaneously studying internet law. “One of the areas Tam was passionate about was music and creating a fairer record label,” says Sieng.

When the company was successfully sold to an investor and the brothers were out celebrating, Tam began feeling ill. Within weeks, his life was upended by a diagnosis of a brain-stem tumour. He was given a prognosis of three months. “I lived in the staff annexe at Guy’s Hospital so I could be with him,” says Sieng, “and while he never wanted to acknowledge or talk about not making it, one night he said that if he didn’t make it, I had to promise him something.”

That promise was to launch an arts/music/entertainment venue/concept designed as a complete online and offline ethical ecosystem, encompassing live and recorded music, merchandise, visual art and dining. In its first incarnation, it was launched in 2020 as Theatrery, a mashup of ‘theatre’ and ‘eatery’, finding its ideal home in the sprawling Mercato Metropolitano, in Elephant & Castle, London.

Dana Gillespie first visited Theatrery in November 2020. And she sayd, “the moment I walked in I thought this is really something special. It affected me deeply. I sang a couple of songs with the band, came home and something bothered me. I thought Theatrery was a terrible name. I thought this place is so special, it should be called the Temple of Art and Music.’”.

Then it hit her; the acronym TAM. The connection to Sieng’s late brother was too obvious to ignore. “I immediately called Sieng to tell him.” So, thanks to the machinations of fate and serendipity, Theatrery reopened in summer 2021 as the TAM.

They operate in Elephant & Caste, Smithfield and Canary Wharf. The venues have since feature some of the best independent artists in London.

And that is the amazing place where it all went down.

It was an amazing night, some amazing bands played before us and we headlined the event . 

A shout out to all the other bands there that night, and a big thank you to all our supporters and friends!

We also sold lots of merchandise (last few hats available so make sure to get yours!) and got a lot of new followers and friends.

We played a brand new song from our upcoming EP and everybody loved it! We are currently recording our next studio work, with the first single to be released in the next few months.

As an independent band we need all the support we can get, so we are running a crowdfunding campaign to help us fund the recording of our EP and make it as awesome as possible for you!

If you'd like to contribute with any amount just head on over to our website or linktree and you will find the link to the crowdfunding there.

Our next gig is on January 17th at the Hope And Anchor Islington, and it’s going to be an amazing night! More details soon to come. 

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We also publish a new blog every Friday, and next week's blog is going to be one of a kind. So stay tuned, rock on and have an amazing weekend!

Black Wolf Blues

Rafael, Jake, Nic & Cam

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