There's a new open mic/jam session in town. Which town? Cowley.
Katrina and Mark at The Three Steps are eager to attract musicians, instrumentalists and even budding comedians or magicians. They even have backing tracks if you just fancy yourself as a karaoke star.
So if there's nothing on the telly this Thursday (June 25) at around 8.30pm, (and let's face it, that's usually the case) then get yourself down to the Three Steps on Cowley High Street and show 'em what you got! Hopefully it'll be a regular event.
Last Saturday (June 20), I saw the latest EP release from locals Last Orders. The Yuck Indie team at The Crown and Treaty pub on Oxford Road, Uxbridge, championed yet another original live band. Seems like The Treaty is the only Hillingdon venue taking such risks these days, but I digress.
Last Orders blitzed through their set of powerful indie punk tunes set to a backdrop of Hives-styled distortion guitars and vocal aggression. Excitement mounted and the crowd went ballistic.
The semi-famous female three-piece from Hayes known as The Tuts signed both management and booking deals just last week. In the past they've self organised themselves playing Glastonbury, supporting The Selecter's UK tour, Kate Nash's UK and European tours as well as their own UK tours and now Harriet, Bev and Nadia are finally handing over the admin so they can just concentrate on being creative.
Google The Tuts and catch their UK gigs before the world catches on.
Soulful smoothesters Pimp My Jazz are playing at the Summer Fair at St Mary's Church, Harmondsworth, this Saturday (June 27). So if you like a bit of jazz with your tea cakes and raffles then Harmondsworth is the place to be.
Friday June 26
Jason Stretch @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge
CCN7 @ The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes
U Watt @ The Carpenters Arms, Uxbridge Road, Hayes
Guns and Roses Tribute @ Tropic, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip
Trident Waters @ The Crock of Gold, High Street, Ruislip
Saturday June 27
Undersound @ The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton
The Stiles Band @ The Three Steps, high Street, Cowley
The Cherry Valentines @ Hayes and Harlington Conservative Club, Church Road, Hayes
Replicant @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge
Gary Hind @ Royal British Legion, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon
Stop and Search @ The Crock of Gold, High Street, Ruislip
Ash Lee @ Royal British Legion, High Street, Ruislip
Open Mic/Jam Sessions
4pm First Sunday of each month @ The Blues Bar, Station Road, West Drayton
8pm Tuesdays @ The Old Crown, Station Road, Hayes Town
6.30pm Thursdays @ Harris And Hoole Coffee Shop, opposite Uxbridge Station
8:30pm Thursdays @ The Three Steps, High Street, Cowley
9pm Thursdays @ The Middlesex Arms, Long Drive, South Ruislip