Rafael's Birthday Show At The St. Moritz Club!
Thu 2 March 2023
Hello guys, hope you're having a nice week!
It's time for our next blog, and this is quite a special one: a triple birthday bash at the St. Moritz Club.
Our second gig of 2023 took place at the St. Moritz Club in Soho, on 4 February.
Let's start by telling you a little bit about the St. Moritz Club.
This is hands down one of the most legendary rock venues here in London, operating since the 60s, bands like Deep Purple and many others would perform there.
It was common throughout the 70s and 80s to find rock legends just having a drink and hanging out with friends there as well, and the place is full of old framed pictures capturing some of those moments.
One of the rock legends there regularly was none other than Lemmy, who has a famous picture found all over the internet taken right there, standing by a fruit machine!
The spot where the picture was taken is exactly the same as it was, now with a framed copy of that picture hanging on the wall. Everything about this place really takes you back to that golden age of rock'n roll.
This is a place where we perform every few months, having had a few gigs there in 2022, and this amazing one starting off 2023. A special thanks to our friend Mark Williams, who is the promoter responsible for bookings at the venue.
And this legendary place is the one we chose for this special gig! Our frontman Rafael Miranda's birthday is on the 5th of February, and that is also Breno Val's and Mark Cookney's birthday, respectively the frontman and the bassist for Lost Gravity, an amazing London band who's been on the road for over fifteen years. So over drinks after one of our gigs there at the St. Moritz in October last year, Breno and Rafael who are long-time friends decided to organize a birthday party/gig there at the St. Moritz, so we could do it at the same time the two things we love the most: playing rock'n roll and celebrating with our friends. And so we did! Hence the triple birthday bash. Luckily the dates worked out perfectly as the 5th was on a Sunday, and so the party took place on the night of the 4th, a beautiful Saturday night with not only our friends and supporters but all of Soho ready to rock. It couldn't have been better! A big thank you to all of our supporters and friends who joined us that night! Each band delivered a one hour set, with plenty of originals as well as covering some of the best classics, and after that we all partied like there was no tomorrow.
The place stays open until 3 AM so after the bands there is always a DJ ready to keep the party going, and the later it gets the greater the influx of people pouring in from all over Soho. We'll be performing at the St. Moritz again really soon, so stay tuned, come down and check it out. Don't forget to check out our Instagram, Facebook and YouTube pages for some of the videos and pictures from that gig! A new video is uploaded to our YouTube channel every Tuesday, so don't forget to subscribe so that you don't miss out on new content weekly. Next week we'll be releasing another blog about our third gig of the year, which took place at the Fiddler's Elbow in Camden Town, as part of the Camden Rocks festival, so stay tuned, rock on and have an amazing week.
Black Wolf Blues Rafael, Jake, Liam & Cam