The 100 Club Guestlist and Table Bookings
The 100 Club is one of London’s heavyweight live music temples and has attained legendary status in modern British music, having played host to live music all the way from back in the day from 1942. The club continues to attract a mob of music fans with its distinctive decor and historic vibe. It may be small but sometimes that pays off (have you see Bernie Ecclestone's ex wives?), the vibe is second to none, even if you're technically dancing in a sauna. But we can't imagine you'd complain, you dirty boy!
This iconic music venue has a blink-and-you'll-miss it doorway leading to a what-you-see-is-what-you-get underground bunker. Handily they've made it simple to locate by naming the club after the address (imagine that speedy boozy marketing meeting). Once you've gone/fallen (delete depending on how pissed you are) down the stairs, you'll be surprised at how small the venue is, the capacity peaks at a miniscule 350, and how amazing it would have been to see big bands like The Rolling Stones play here. The decor remains unchanged since the 1970s; a red theme runs throughout and the walls are adorned with a sea of iconic musical photography. With a glance at the raised area that only just passes for the stage situated immediately in front of you, the sole bar to your left and the toilets to your right, you'll have seen all there is to see of this charming bunker, making this one of the most intimate gig venues in the country. It's a bit like getting the band to play a private gig in your parents garage, just without the noise complaints, mum offering everyone tea, and dads awful awful dancing.
Depending on which musical venture mans the stage will typecast the clientele inside this music-only venue, but whether it be progressive rock and roll or the latest EDM offering, everyone is there for one thing:
alcohol & sex
the music. The staff are refreshingly laid back and cool, plus security are always on hand to ensure that everything is under control; if controlling a throbbing mas of sweaty twenty somethings is possible throughout this limited club space. As a result of the excellent management and music driven crowd, 100 Club makes for a beautifully intimate and exciting experience. Check their website for upcoming shows, they have a few surprises up their sleeves.
The White Stripes, Sbtrkt, The Rolling Stones, James Murphy and Florence and the Machine are but a taste of the high profile acts that have graced the stage of this famous London haunt throughout the years. Although it mainly plays host to big bands, the 100 Club also hosts an array of eclectic club nights with DJs such as electronic producer John Talabot
, psychedelic quartet Django Django
as well as hip-hop musical and visual project
Gorillaz performing for one night only. As well as musical royalty, the club has also attracted high profilers like Johnny Depp, who joined Alice Cooper onstage last year - yeah we aren't sure why that happened either, but whatever.
100 Club is a no frills venue, selling a basic selection of beverages to tickle your taste buds, just don't expect to be able to order a cosmopolitan at the bar 1) They definitely don't have Martini glasses 2) You're name is NOT Carrie Bradshaw. Keep it basic and order a beer dude. They might come in the can, but that's the just laid back vibe here. First rounds on you, don't forget the shots of tequila!