We’re excited to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene honour for the 2017 Music Week Awards!
This is a massive achievement for us as we’ve worked with countless bands over the course of the early parts of their careers and in some cases much later when they’re looking for underplays or kind enough to come back and do us a favour. Nurturing grassroots talent is a huge part of what we do and no doubt for the other venues on this list so it’s an honour to be recognised with the other venues on this list. All in all it’s a massive achievement for us to be nominated for this award and it couldn’t come at a more necessary time for us following a 50% rent increase and a 300% increase in our rates.
At the moment we have a program of specific events designed to develop grassroots artists which includes BBC Introducing, X-posure with John Kennedy, The Line of Best Fit’s 5-Day Forecast and Ja Ja Ja which brings breakthrough artists from the Nordic region to London.
In the past year we’ve been fortunate enough to have a number of breakthrough shows from bands like Pumarosa, Black Honey, SWEAT, Dream Wife, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard and many more. But our support is not limited to traditional indie bands as we work with many grassroots promoters such as Communion, DHP, Upset the Rhythm, Bad Vibrations, Baba Yaga’s Hut, White Heat, Parallel Lines and Rock Feedback who work with a range of artists from the UK and beyond showcasing singer/songwriters, experimental rock bands, folk musicians and electronic producers.
We’d like to send out some love to everyone who helps make the Lexington what it is, from the bands who play for us, the promoters we work with and the gig-goers who keep our doors open.