The Deptford Music Scene: 5 Unmissable Live Music Events

Between its hard rock lock-ins, touring bands and a community of jazz lovers, Deptford’s music scene is positively thriving. Here are 5 upcoming gigs that live music fans won’t want to miss.

Luna and the Moonhounds at The Bird’s Nest

When: Friday, April 10, 2020

Following a jam-packed show upon their last visit to one of the very best Deptford pubs, the 5-piece female fronted blues rock outfit are back with a bang at The Bird’s Nest in April. Support by home-grown band Empty Friend and south coast hard rockers Black Tree Vultures starts at 8, but we recommend arriving early to make the most of the £2.50 pints from 5 ‘til 7. That way you’ll be ready to get into the spirit of things when the drinks start flying.

Music starts at 8pm and entry to The Bird’s Nest is free

Korner Club at MOT Unit 18 

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020

From Deptford music institution AAJA [] and German record label Ecke Records [] comes Headhunter vs AG plus support, as part of the Berliners’ party series ‘Korner Club’. The line-up includes Headhunter, Xantrax, Stem and plenty more. Hidden away in a South Bermondsey industrial estate – barely a stone’s throw from Deptford – MOT 18 is a rite of passage for anyone involved in Deptford’s music scene which’ll take you into the early hours.

Entry is at 10pm and the night ends at 7am the next morning. Tickets start at £7

Plain White T’s at the New Cross Inn

When: Friday, March 27, 2020

Plain White T’s (Previously of ‘Hey There Delilah’ fame) are celebrating the release of their brand-new album with two consecutive shows at the cream of the crop of Deptford pubs. The show is bound to take fans back to their angst-filled teenage years as well as introduce them to a truckload of new songs to fall in love with all over again.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £20. Meet & Greet tickets are also available at an elevated price 

New Orleans Jazz at The Jamboree

When:  Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Prospective Collective is made up of London-based swing musicians with a repertoire chocked full of classic jazz standards. Those who arrive before 6 will be able to enjoy the tunes with some delicious vegan food from Afrikoko, the perfect light bite after that hearty Sunday lunch.

Music starts at 4pm and admission is free

Millie Manders & The Shutup at the New Cross Inn

When: Friday, April 10, 2020

Fans of Kate Nash, Angel Olsen or Ellie Bleach won’t want to miss Millie Manders and The Shutup whose visit to the New Cross Inn [] is bound to tear through the Deptford music community as loudly and abruptly as their driving guitars and witty faux-aggressive lyrics. Their music defies genre norms but clearly owes a lot to British punk bands of the 70s and 80s, resulting in a contemporary sound with a classically English feel.

Doors open at 4pm and tickets are £8 in advance