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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

January 2012

Happy New Year! Looking forward to sharing some magical musical feasts with you! And what a treat I’ve lined up for January 16th at Blacks…

Hosted by the ridiculously talented (and lovely) Leisa Rea…

Special guests include:


Jesca Hoop

"Jesca Hoop’s music is like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night. Tom Waits

“Genuinely gorgeous…the likes of which come along all too rarely” Music Week

“The Lady Gaga of freak folk” The Independent



"…less preoccupied with shifting units than with gigging,..Albert Niland has yet to achieve the widespread and recognition his talent merits" The Sunday Times
“A voice that could make the coldest heart sing”…. Dublin Magazine

“Guitar Wizardry…” The Independent



"Destined to become a classic." The Independent on Sunday ★★★★★

“One of the best voices in music today … an out-and-out masterpiece.” Word Magazine

“…my God, I feel inadequate describing quite what it is she does, but I’ll try: she deploys all her training and extraordinary voice control to an entirely new approach to composition. She’s right out there, doing things nobody else is doing.” Jon Snow

(Pretty good eh!)

As usual, requests for the free guest lists to me - jr AT

— 2 years ago
#Mara Carlyle  #jesca hoop  #Albert niland  #society of the golden slippers  #goldenslippers  #Blacks  #Blacks Club  #Soho  #Dean Street  #Live Music  #London 
December Showcase

Another delectable feast of talent on offer for our next event. As usual, the event is free but strictly by guest list only. Requests to - jr @

Special guests…


Sam Beeton

‘Nottingham songwriter Sam Beeton has been writing and recording songs since he was 15 and has toured nationwide with James Morrison, Scouting For Girls and The Script. Earlier this year, Christopher Bailey (Creative Director of Burberry) asked Sam to record ‘My Doll’ for his acclaimed Burberry Acoustic video sessions. The video has resulted in more than a quarter of a million hits and has helped push Sam towards the wider audience he deserves.’


Brother and Bones


‘After a storming first 12 months, Brother & Bones close 2011 widely regarded as one of the most exciting live bands in the UK. Latest single Hold Me Like The Sun and B-side Show Me Love is produced and mixed by Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers/Travis/ Everything But The Girl etc.) As the first full release the tracks are a true testament to the bands energy and standalone sound. Championed by Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM, playlisted on Kerrang Radio, Q radio and NME TV, as well as support online from Music News, Ilike Music and There Goes The Fear. The band have completed the 1st UK tour and close the year in Europe acoustically supporting Ben Howard on tour.’

“…Devastatingly pure…Arena sized soul…” Ilike Music

“…some say they sound between Mumford and Sons and The Dead Weather…I think these boys could be better and bigger than both…” There goes the Fear

“Absolutely Incredible” Mary Anne Hobbs - XFM


Rob Bravery

‘Rob Bravery, previous keys man to Alessi’s Ark has just signed to EMI publishing and released his debut solo album ‘The Elusive Crux’ to great acclaim. 2012 looks set to be a very exciting year for this outstanding new talent.’

Programmed with love.

Compered by Sophia Blackwell.

Overseen by a pregnant bunny.

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#Sam Beeton  #Rob Bravery  #Brother & Bones  #Blacks  #Free Live Music 

Some photo’s of our November showcase at Blacks…(what a magical evening!) Many more pictures of our events are available to view on our Facebook page. Click here.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#Kristina Train  #Jake Bugg  #Jake Mattison  #Society of the Golden Slippers  #Blacks  #goldenslippers  #Ed Harcourt