"When I first started gigging in London, I used to play this vibey little basement club in Marylebone that put on up-and-coming singer songwriters. It was free to get in, and was always rammed. The only rule was, you had to keep your mouth shut and listen.
I was inspired by how good it felt in the room, and started up a similar bi-monthly night of my own up in Edinburgh with the same rule. They were memorable nights…
In the end, I got signed to my label after a gig at that basement club, and the first time I came to a Society of the Golden Slippers night, it really reminded me of that time.
It’s a treasure trove. Not only because the performers are unique, or because the audience are respectful and appreciative, it’s also because something rare is created in that quiet space, with all ears on it; a union. A yoke forms in the middle of all the white noise.”
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