Shame's debut album Songs Of Praise has been lauded by the likes of NME, Paste and Clash magazine.
The punk band are being hailed as one of the most exhilarating live bands around, and you can see what all the fuss is about when they play one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in November.
Guest – “Despite the awful weather,broken-down trains and delayed tube, I made it to see Saint Etienne on 18 December. The turnout was astonishing given the travel disruption. Although the venue was very cold to begin with, this was soon forgotten when two good warm-up acts perfromed. The Sainnts keep improving with age. Debsy is a highly competent back-up singer and frontwoman Sarah Cracknell is as stunning as ever. There waqs a mix a classics from years gone by, a new tune (DJ) and three Christmas songs including "I Was Born on Christmas Day". The event more than made up for the weather!”
peter – “this is the closest big venue to me but they dont seem to have as many big acts as other places, which is annoying, but they still get the occassional big name come in. Theyve got plenty of bars dotted around the standing bit downstairs, so you dont have much of a crush to get the pints in. Its defintely the best when you stand in the bit downstairs, near the stage, that is where all the atmosphere is. You get an alright view upstairs, and more comfortable places to sit, but you dont feel as involved in whats going on, and i went there once and now i go downstairs all the time.”
Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza – 22 Nov 2018 – Roger Taylor's Queen Extravaganza (a Queen tribute band) will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo
Deacon Blue — To Be Here Someday Tour – 30 Nov 2018 – Deacon Blue are celebrating thirty years together by bringing their 'To Be Here Someday' tour to the Eventim Apollo
The Human League, at the Eventim Apollo – 8 Dec 2018 – 1980s pop band The Human League will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo in December.
If you enjoy The Forum then you might like to visit 100 Club (catch the train from Kentish Town to 100 Club), Indigo (catch the train from Kentish Town to Indigo), Jazz Café (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Kentish Town to Jazz Café), KOKO (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Kentish Town to KOKO) and Roundhouse (walk it in 16 mins or catch the tube from Kentish Town to Roundhouse)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans