One of the very interesting effects of social distancing on gigs has to be the move towards more and more seated gigs. We had no option but to be seated when we went out and I think that has somewhat stuck for many of us. Whilst standing gigs will always be where we want to rock out and dance, and there’s certainly no change there, audiences during lockdown have fallen for the attraction of seated gigs where you can try out the menu specials. And combine your dining experience with your live music experience. Its hardly a new concept, the Bedford in Balham has built a loyal following based on the comfort of the venue and the purity of its sound, together with a great gastropub menu, but the trend is definitely growing. So congratulations to Pizza Express Live and Blues Kitchen Brixton for expanding the genre choice for audiences with some very interesting lineups and proving over and over that they are both the most phenomenal live music hosts, combining superb sound, lighting and aritst experience with the perfect vibe for audiences alike. Check our events page for upcoming shows at Pizza Express Live and The Blues Kitchen.