London’s iconic 100 Club has been trading under the same name since 1964 and has put on live music since 1942 as the Feldman Jazz Club amongst other names, earning it the title of the oldest independent venue world wide.
Through out the decades the venue has championed all manors of ground breaking scenes including the blues of Muddy Waters and BB King as well as mod stylings of The Who and The Kinks in the 60s; the birth of punk with the Sex Pistols, The Clash and Siouxsie & The Banshees plus regular reggae sessions from Eddie Grant and The Mighty Diamonds in the 70s; the first ever Northern Soul All Nighter in the 80s; the indie explosion with early shows from Oasis and Suede in the 90s as well as key shows for artists such as The Horrors, Gallows and Kings Of Leon in the 00s.
Because of the club’s rich history, it has become an institution for intimate secret shows by major acts including Queens Of The Stone Age, Metallica, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, Blur, The New York Dolls, Desmond Dekker, Primal Scream, St Etienne, Mark Ronson, Chuck Berry, Paul Mccartney, Nas, Santigold, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Toots And The Maytals, Plan B, Paul Weller and Spiritualized to name just a few.
The 100 Club also lends itself to comedy with special sold out performances from Simon Amstel, Adam Buxton and Stewart Lee.
Despite its historic reputation the venue still continues to showcase some of the most exciting new music in London with recent shows from artists such as Blood Orange, The Fat White Family, Dean Blunt, Parquet Courts, Jake Bugg, Kindness, Joey Bada$$, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Smith Westerns, The Orwells, Radkey and A$AP Ferg across it’s programming of regular events and hosting of NME Awards Shows, Converse Gigs and other series.