The Water Rats

The Water Rats
328 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ
  • Telephone 020 7833 3312
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  • Website water-rats.com
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The Water Rats

Legendary London music venue, now under new ownership, which has a prestigious history including Bob Dylan's first UK gig in 1962, The Pogues first gig in 1982 and Oasis' first London gig in 1994. Located in the centre of Kings Cross, the venue still provides top quality music as well as a wide selection of drinks and food.

Events at this venue

There are 38 events at this location

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All Our Exes Live In Texas

Indie-folk quartet from Sydney. All Our Exes Live in Texas are Hannah Crofts (ukulele) Georgia Mooney (mandolin) Elana Stone (accordion) and Katie Wighton (guitar), all the members contribute vocals. The band have toured with The Backstreet Boys, Passenger, and Tiny Ruins.

Tue 31 Oct

£11 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 28 Oct

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Rude Tube-host Alex Zane tops the bill, and performs alongside Dana Alexander, Jay Hampson and Rob Oldham.

  • 19:45

Sat 25 Nov

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Rude Tube and Balls Of Steel-host Alex Zane performs, with stand-up support from John Hastings, Jay Hampson, Archie Maddocks and Jacob Hawley.

  • 19:45

Sat 9 Dec

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Rude Tube and Balls Of Steel-host Alex Zane performs, with stand-up support from Mae Martin, George Lewis, Rob Oldham and Tamar Broadbent.

  • 19:45

Sat 16 Dec

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Balls Of Steel-host Mark Dolan performs, with stand-up support from Alex Smith, Jack Gleadow and Jon Long.

  • 19:45

Sat 28 Oct

£11–£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 25 Nov

£11–£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 9 Dec

£11–£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 16 Dec

£11–£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

Blank Manuskript

The Austrian ArtRock-outfit will be performing a free late-night show at The Water Rats on Saturday, the 28th of October. Typical long songs ornamented with a high level of symphonic density and elaborate polyphonics as well as extended improvised sections lead their audience through an entire musical adventure. Their…

Sat 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7833 3312

The Cesarians

Unveiling their new line up we are very pleased to bring the very wonderful Cesarians to The Water Rats. Following critically acclaimed albums produced by Craig Leon and Teo Millar the 'wrong rock/odd pop' maestros now channel a rather more electronica hinged furrow with a little less brass but no let up in the intensity…

Fri 24 Nov

£8.80 / 020 7833 3312

The Cesarians

Electronica-tinged, leftfield pop-rock outfit. With support from You The Living and JD Kelleher.

Fri 24 Nov

£8 / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:45

The Coach House Company: Xmas Shindig

Fun-filled festive song and dance from the folk five-piece.

Sun 17 Dec

£8.80 / 020 7833 3312

Daoirí Farrell

Three times BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 nominee for: Best Singer, Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track 'Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade' Dónal Lunny 'I've been listening to Daoirí's emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers Club in Dublin…

Tue 7 Nov

£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

Daoiri Farrell

Two times BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for: Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoiri (pronounced 'Derry') Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Daoiri had…

Tue 7 Nov

£12 / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Dennis & Kinley

Canadian duo Dennis Ellsworth and Kinley Dowling draw on pop and Prince Edward Island folk influences. With support from Vishten and Irish Mythen.

Mon 23 Oct

£14 / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:30 – 22:30

The East Pointers

Canadian folk outfit from Prince Edward Island.

Wed 25 Oct

£15.40 / 020 7833 3312

Elliott Millman

London-based pop-rock singer-songwriter and producer.

Thu 9 Nov

£8; £5 adv / 020 7833 3312

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Frank And Walters

The long-established quartet from Cork, they were founded in 1989, bring their alternative rock songs to the stage.

Fri 17 Nov

£17.60 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 18 Nov

£17.60 / 020 7833 3312

Goliath

This Guildford-based five-piece performs its self-penned indie-rock tunes.

Fri 27 Oct

Phone for prices / 020 7833 3312

  • 20:00

Hightown Pirates

HIGHTOWN PIRATES continue their residency at The Water Rats This event co-incides with the official release of Hightown Pirates debut album 'Dry And High' Q MAGAZINE says about the album: "Dry & High is a joyous, anthem-laden affair that evokes Arcade Fire's sweep; Blood Sweat & Tears' horns and the finer…

Mon 13 Nov

£8.25 / 020 7833 3312

The Horrifix Xmas Charity Gig

The rock covers group performs in aid of Cascaid Cancer Research.

Tue 14 Nov

Phone for prices / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:00

March Of The Mods London 2018

This is a fund raiser for Teenage Cancer Trust. All stage times will be updated in due course.

Fri 30 Mar 2018

£5.50–£16.50 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£5.50–£16.50 / 020 7833 3312

Mc Comedy Course :: Starts On Sunday 26 Nov At Noon (#mc11/17)

This course is now full. To find out about more 'advanced' courses in the near future, please email courses@standupanddeliver.com Enrol by making the online payment of your course fee below. TO COMPLETE YOUR ENROLMENT it is essential to EMAIL your MOBILE NUMBER to Courses@StandUpAndDeliver.com as soon as you…

Sun 26 Nov

£156 / 020 7833 3312

Mon 6 Nov

£5 / 020 7833 3312

Indie-rock bands High-Vis, Gemini Sun, Seil Lien and MeYou perform.

  • 19:30

Mike Garson Performs Bowie's Aladdin Sane

Garson worked with Bowie on over 20 albums, here he recreates the classic Aladdin Sane in full with vocalist Gaby Moreno.

Mon 27 Nov

£105 some concessions / 020 7833 3312

With Gillian Glover.

VIP event with special guest singer, Steve Harley.

Music Pei Showcase

Music PEI present: Vishten, Irish Mythen & Dennis & Kinley A showcase featuring three artists based in Prince Edward Island, Canada For over a decade, Vishtèn has earned its place as one of the most respected bands on the international touring scene. The members of this driving trio are both powerful…

Mon 23 Oct

£15.40 / 020 7833 3312

The Nearly Men

A two man play, written and performed by Wasps vs Humans (aka Carl Antony Plover) and Simon David Clark, The Nearly Men is a semi-autobiographical production, drawn from their own experience of writing a comedy series together. A comedy, which nearly made the big time. Set in the confines of an unkempt bedsit, the play…

Mon 4 Dec

£9.90 / 020 7833 3312

Nodens Ictus

Electronic group formed in 1986 as an offshoot of British psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles.

Sun 10 Dec

£16.50 / 020 7833 3312

Oli James

The singer from London performs urban soul combining elements of new wave with classic rock and soul.

Fri 3 Nov

£6; £8; £5 mailing list, adv / 020 7833 3312

  • 20:00

Public Speaking Course :: Saturday 25 Nov At 11.30am (ps2017)

Enrol by making the online payment of your course fee below. NB: The fee includes a £10 voucher for food/drink at the venue for use during/after the course on 25 Nov. TO COMPLETE YOUR ENROLMENT it is essential to EMAIL your MOBILE NUMBER to Courses@StandUpAndDeliver.com as soon as you have paid your fee. NB: We…

Sat 25 Nov

£90.10 / 020 7833 3312

Said The Maiden

Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The group sing traditional songs from around the UK and America, often in three part…

Wed 1 Nov

£10 / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Said The Maiden - Cd Launch

Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The group sing traditional songs from around the UK and America, often in three part…

Wed 1 Nov

£11 / 020 7833 3312

Spearmint

Indie-pop five-piece from London.

Wed 15 Nov

£10 adv / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:30

Spearmint - Spearmint Jukebox

Guided Missile presents.. Spearmint's last outing for a while.. and it's a very special one.. and features our pals Fever Dream supporting! Spearmint play a special show at the Water Rats, featuring a set chosen entirely by the fans. Vote for three songs on the band's website and expect to hear all the favourites on…

Wed 15 Nov

£11 / 020 7833 3312

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

Mon 27 Nov

Phone for prices / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:30 – 23:30

The Strawberries

Rock'n'roll, blues and psyche from Leeds.

Sat 4 Nov

£6.60 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 2 Dec

£6.60 / 020 7833 3312

Sunday Shakedown Reunion At The Water Rats

After almost 20 YEARS the legendary Sunday Shakedown is back for a one off reunion at its original venue, The Water Rats - London!!! Original hosts Chris Dale and Dave Edwards will be inviting DJ's who were part of the 1990's weekly Soul Club to return to the newly refurbished Water Rats for your musical pleasure.

Sun 19 Nov

£5.50 / 020 7833 3312

This Feeling

DJs spin rock'n'roll following a live set from Swindon three-piece, Yves.

Sat 4 Nov

£7; £6 adv / 020 7833 3312

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Tide Lines

A four-piece folk rock band from Scotland who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands.

Tue 21 Nov

£12 / 020 7833 3312

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Touch My Secret

The Japanese power trio blasts out hard rock with infectious hooks.

Sun 3 Dec

£11 / 020 7833 3312

The Trembling Wilburys: Roy Orbison's Black & White Night Revisited

Dave Collison and his bandmates recreate the atmosphere and setlist from a memorable concert from 30 years ago, in which The Big O took to the stage with a host of celebrity names including Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello.

Thu 7 Dec

£13.33 / 020 7833 3312

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Virginmarys

The rock trio from Macclesfield performs in support of its album, Divides.

Thu 23 Nov

£13.75 / 020 7833 3312

The Willows

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, co-produced with Sean Lakeman was released to…

Sun 5 Nov

£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

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