Peckham venue Ghost Notes is shutting up shop next month

The grassroots event space has helped boost South London's flourishing jazz scene since 2017...


Words by: Felicity Martin

Peckham Levels venue Ghost Notes has announced it will be closing in February this year.

Since opening its doors in December 2017, the south London venue has played host to artists including Sampha, Kate Tempest, Loyle Carner, Tom Misch, Damon Albarn and Tony Allen.

It also boasted regular appearances from local acts like Nubya Garcia, Yussef Dayes, Alfa Mist, Oscar Jerome and Poppy Ajudah.

Co-owner and booker Russell Porter said: “Sadly we’re unable to operate within the Peckham Levels project any more, but we will continue to promote the South East London Jazz scene by taking Ghost Notes out of its current physical space and turning it into an events brand.

“We want this final run of shows to serve as a both a celebration and summary of all the incredible music we’ve been blessed with for the past twelve months. It’s by no means the end of Ghost Notes, rather the end of this specific chapter. We’re already working some exciting projects for the summer, and are looking forwards to seeing what happens next.”

See below for Ghost Notes’ final line-up:

01 – 02 Balamii presents Kwake Bass + Brothers Testament
02 – 02 The Spaces In Between Late Night Special w/ Secret Guests 
07 – 02 Neil Cowley *SOLD OUT*
08 – 02 Balamii Winter presents Celeste + Sunken
12 – 02 Mark Kavuma + Don’t Problem
13 – 02 Tomorrow’s Warriors present Invariance w. Kaidi Akinnibi
14 – 02 Supreme Standards present Ego Ella May + Bryony Jarman-Pinto
15 – 02 Balamii presents Hector Plimmer + Ill Considered
19 – 02 The Spaces In Between w. Secret Special Guests 
20 – 02 Kwake Bass Presents DEM1N’s
21 – 02 Louis VI
22 – 02 Balamii presents The Expansions & Where Pathways Meet
22 – 02 Ghost Notes Players w. Secret Guests (Late Show)

26 – 01 Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy All Night Long
01 – 02 Secret Guest
08 – 02 Champagne Funk
09 – 02 No Bad Days to ‘No Bad Days – Hollick B2B Medla
15 – 02 Maxwell Owin
16 – 02 Secret Guests
17 – 02 Andy Blake b2b Secret Guest  
23 – 02 The Last Dance w/ Friends & Family

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