Gig Guide

Attending Events Whilst Covid Infections remain High

Although we are excited to be reopening at long last, we are also aware that some risks remain from the Covid situation, especially while the number of infections remains high and is likely to increase over the coming months.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the Crypt is as safe as possible for our customers, artists, and staff during this time and have carried out detailed risk assessments to formulate measures that will make our venue as safe as we can.

We cannot escape the facts that The Crypt is an underground space, that it doesn’t have a highly efficient ventilation system, and that social distancing isn’t really possible in our unique setting. To achieve the best possible level of safety we think that the following measures are reasonable and will allow the Crypt experience we all love to return to as near as is possible to how it was before Covid.

Therefore, while the number of COVID infections are increasing we are reducing our audience size and putting the following measures in place:

- Pre-booked tickets only - we won’t be selling tickets on the door.

- We may require you to wear masks whilst in the venue.

- We’re going cash free and will only be accepting card payments at the bar and kitchen.

All customers must be able to prove that they have had either:

* 2 x COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days before attending,

* OR a recent negative lateral flow test - at most 48 hours before coming.

Evidence you can use of double vaccination is via the NHS or other health app that records your vaccination status on a smartphone - or bring your completed vaccination card. To prove a negative test, you can use the text message or email confirmation you receive after registering your test result. Alternatively, you can get an NHS Covid Pass - an official letter confirming your status from HERE (click)

If you can’t provide one of these on arrival, you will not be allowed in. We cannot give a refund on tickets for those refused entry.

Please plan ahead for your visit. Lateral flow tests are easy to do at home and give a result within 30 minutes. Tests can be collected free from most pharmacies or ordered online HERE (click)

If you have any questions we are here to help.


WILDCARD Featuring Paul Booth & Rosie Turton

Critically acclaimed Clement Regert's Wild Card is a melting-pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms, Hard-bop and grooves with Latin and jazz attitude.

For tonight’s show they have a stellar line up which comprises of special guests top virtuoso UK tenor saxophonist Paul Booth (Steely Dan, Steve Winwood) and rising star Trombonist Rosie Turton (Nerija, Nubya Garcia) backed up by the core Organ trio of Davide Giovanini on Drums, Jim Watson on Hammond Organ and French guitarist/band leader Clement Regert.

You can expect to hear their famous mix of Afro-jazz, Hard-bop, Samba and raw funk numbers.

IMPORTANT - special Covid measures are in place temporarily - please read the "Attending events . . ." info at the top of this page before booking tickets.


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Nicolas Meier

Featuring Kevin Glasgow on bass, Demi Garcia on percussion, Nicolas Meier on acoustic fretless and fretted guitar and Glissentar.

UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world's most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more -- all mixed with jazz -- Meier's versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that. So much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group -- carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.

In fact, Meier is one of the rare musicians who plays both metal and jazz fluently, and has written books on both. When asked about his two seemingly divergent loves, Nicolas had this to say:

"I deeply love both styles. There is a magic in each style that the other one doesn’t have. I just love metal’s power and energy, and at the same time I love jazz’s deep emotion. Both styles can give high energy, but in different directions or different worlds."

IMPORTANT - special Covid measures are in place temporarily - please read the "Attending events . . ." info at the top of this page before booking tickets.


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Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory

This is a special jazz outfit, well established and proven. Several years in the making, they now have two very well received and critically acclaimed albums on Ubuntu Records (including “Kavuma” LP voted among the best albums of the year 2018 by Downbeat magazine). With the latest one fresh off the press and the first on a brand new label Banger Factory Records. “Arashi No Ato” is the newest offering from the band.

Kavuma stands at the helm of this remarkable group of talented individuals. Musically, Kavuma has a unique and distinctive sound on the trumpet. His lyricism, soulful tone and grace of technique spread infectious joy and mutual excitement among audiences and fellow musicians alike.

Full of energy, vibe, blues, rhythm, gospel, soul and emotions they are one of the finest and most exciting live acts on the scene.

Mark Kavuma - trumpet, Theo Erskine - Alto sax, Mussinghi Brian Edwards - tenor sax, Artie Zaitz - guitar, David Mrakpor - vibraphone, Jack Garside - bass, Will Cleasby - drums.

IMPORTANT - special Covid measures are in place temporarily - please read the "Attending events . . ." info at the top of this page before booking tickets.


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