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Society of the Golden Slippers is dedicated to the discovery and celebration of musical talent.

Founded in April 2010 by Jen Roberts, the Society hosts exclusive events for industry and music lovers every third Monday of the month at London’s Dickensian Blacks Private Members Club, every third Wednesday of the month at Adam St Private Members Club and the fourth Monday of the month at the Royal Albert Hall.

Named after the cockney rhyming slang for 'tippers' - a word used in the music industry to represent 'about to break' artists - as well as the ‘hit’ music hall classic 'oh dem golden slippers', Golden Slippers is devoted to the celebration and nurturing of musical talent.

Guests can enjoy a showcase of major talents ('tippers') that have in the past included The Civil Wars, Lisa Marie Presley, Jake Bugg, Laura Mvula, Ed Harcourt, Lucy Rose, Dry The River, Sam Smith, Jens Lekman, Kristina Train and many more.

Golden Slippers has also previously hosted private showcases for Columbia, RCA, and Secretly Canadian, as well as exclusive events at the Club at The Ivy and Morton's Club.

New members are welcome and guest list requests should be emailed to Jen Roberts (Jen at Please include a brief introduction in your email.

Because of the limited capacity of the venues, guests are forewarned to arrive early.

List of all previous artists...

The Civil Wars, Lisa Marie Presley, Laura Mvula, Sam Smith, Jake Bugg, Nick Mulvey, Ed Harcourt, Lucy Rose, Kathryn Williams, Kristina Train, Dry The River, Sam Sparro, Luke Sital-Singh, Asgeir, Southern, Sophie Jamieson, Annie Eve, Rhodes, Nadine Shah, Tom Baxter, Gabriella Cilmi, Abandoman, Khushi, Rosie Carney, Shannon Saunders, Roo Panes, Laura Doggett, Jens Lekman, Jesca Hoop, Katie Sutherland, Mara Carlyle, Norma Jean Martine, Samantha Crain, Eva Stone, Matthew & the Atlas, Jamie N Commons, Sivu, Whinnie Williams, Daniel James, Catherine AD, Spark, Fran Smith, Silences,Stephanie Fraser, Daniel James, Roo Panes, Josh Kumra, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dancing Years, The Bonfires, Alexander Wolfe, Kimberly Anne, The Miserable Rich, Michele Stodart, Nicole Atkins, I Am Harlequin, Sid Batham, Alice Jemima, Delta Maid, Karima Francis, Lily Juniper, Georgie Rose, Blue Rose Code, Rose Betts, Jake Morley, Richard Judge, Orlando Seele and the Swell, Neeve, Thomas J Speight, Roxy Rawson, Sophie Barker (Zero 7), Richard Walters, Keston Cobbler's Club, Smoke Fairies, Marthas & Arthurs, Chloe Black, Denison Witmer, Swallow & the Wolf, Paper Aeroplanes, Polly Paulusma, Ana Silvera, Doyle & the Fourfathers, David J Roch, Marcella & The Forget Me Nots, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Will & The People, Padraig Whelan,Toy Horses, Megan Henwood, Laura Hocking, Misty Miller, Liz Green, Sid Batham, Benedict, Chloe Black, Jack Savoretti, Modeste, Snorri Helgason, Morrisey & Marshall, Revere, Jade Hopcroft, Benedict, Jake Mattison, The Ballina Whalers, Gibson Bull, Alva Leigh, Rozi Plain, Emily Baker, Blair Dunlop, Silences, Holly Walker, Sadie Jemmett, Lotte Mullan

The Society of the Golden Slippers: Is This the Best Night Out in London? →

Thanks so much to Sara Bran and The Huffington Post for these very kind words!

— 5 months ago with 1 note
Kathryn Williams - Live At Blacks, London →

Tonight is full of immense talents, and is made all the more special with its intimate setting. These invite-only gigs are becoming more popular, and The Society is surely soon to be inundated with requests. This crowd is definitely sold.

— 1 year ago
"'Always a special, intimate evening, Golden Slippers is the place where tastemakers rub up against raw talent and refined class.'"
Neil Spencer, The Observer
— 1 year ago with 1 note
Live | Kathryn Williams, Nick Mulvey and Raevennan Husbandes at The Society of the Golden Slippers →

It’s Monday evening and we find ourselves shoulder-to-shoulder with an invite-only crowd, in a gorgeous, Georgian townhouse, hot under the collar and eagerly awaiting three carefully handpicked musicians to show us what they’re made of & It can only be another Society of the Golden Slippers…

— 1 year ago
Soul to Feet

When I was 21 and at University in Liverpool, my head was either buried in history books, banging away at the Krazy Club, getting squashed in a scrum or lazing against a pillow listening to Kathryn Williams’s album Little Black Numbers. Never would I have dreamt that 10 years later she would be performing at my music night.  Jen x

Kathryn Williams, Nick Mulvey & Raevennan Husbandes at Blacks on Monday 20th May 2013.

— 1 year ago

Fancy experiencing a quasi-religious epiphany and a couple of minutes of prolonged bliss? Listen to this gem by East India Youth… (AKA William Doyle formerly of Doyle & the Fourfathers who we showcased at Blacks a while back. His new EP is being released by the folk at the Quietus. Quality…)

— 1 year ago
Press Quotes…

"A superb evening" Peter Culshaw, The Arts Desk

"…one of London’s premiere singer-songwriter showcases"  The Line of Best Fit

"Monthly musical extravaganza" Clash Magazine

"Always a special, intimate evening, Golden Slippers is the place where tastemakers rub up against raw talent and refined class."  Neil Spencer, The Observer

"For the freshest new acts in an intimate setting there is no finer event than a golden slippers night" Hitsheet

"Society of the Golden Slippers is fast garnering a reputation for punching above its weight - to paraphrase compere, Leisa Rea, it’s the biggest and smallest night happening in London."

"Live music and fizz is an excellent combination. Well, it’s definitely one that works for the Society of the Golden Slippers… the members’ club was packed full of creative types." Tatler

"…it was a beautiful warm night filled with soul and talented musicians…I felt privileged to be a part of such a special night.  Hats off to the Society of the Golden Slippers for hosting and to a trifecta of performances." Notion Magazine

"…Crammed to the rafters thanks to the night’s reputation of sourcing those acts you wished you’d heard of first.." Music Fix

"…the most intimate exhibition of high quality performances you are likely to see." ThisBandThatBand

"Great venue, great music"  Virgin Records

"…the most exclusive gig in town…" For Folks Sake

Ranked in the Top 5 of Time Out’s ‘101 Best Things To Do In London 2012’


— 1 year ago
We love you, Tatler
"Live music and fizz is an excellent combination. Well, it’s definitely one that works for the Society of the Golden Slippers and when Pixie Geldof’s band Violet performed at Morton’s for them, the members’ club was packed full of creative types. Sir Bob Geldof and Henry Holland stood at the front, sipping cocktails and chatting and when Pixie ended her set with a rendition of Rihanna’s Only Girl in the World, everyone clapped, cheered and followed her downstairs for an after-party at 2&8."

See more here…

— 1 year ago
#Tatler  #Society of the Golden Slippers  #Violet 

"The Golden Slipper showcases are known by a select number of observant music lovers in the Capital; Blacks Members Club has provided an unbeatably intimate setting for the likes of Jens Lekman, Lucy Rose and Luke Sital-Singh in recent months, and last night Laura Mvula was added to this list of strikingly talented singer-songwriters…" read more below…

— 1 year ago