229 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JG
‘The Fiddler’ was opened on Friday the 5th of April 2019 by Vince Power. Kilburn has always had a special place in Vince’s heart. He moved to Kilburn as a young teenager from County Waterford, Ireland, working locally until opening the original Mean Fiddler Club in Harlesden, in 1982. Since then, he has hosted various festivals and has gone on to open an array of venues all over London such as; Powerhouse, The Jazz Cafe Camden, The Forum, The Astoria, The Grand Theatre, The borderline, G.A.Y, The Pigalle club... and of course Power’s Bar, which was just down the road from us but sadly closed after hosting Kilburn’s locals for 18 wonderful years.
We know from our experience at Power’s Bar how much the Kilburn community enjoys great live music and a cosy spot for late night cap. That’s why The Fiddler brings you the very best in local and emerging talent for a reasonable price every day of the week! From Sunday to Thursday we’ll be open until 1am showcasing the brightest of emerging talent. Friday and Saturday we’re open until 3am, focusing on regular slots for local bands.
The Fiddler fosters new talent and aims to make an important contribution to the early stages of bands’ careers. For many bands who play here, The Fiddler will act as a springboard, opening their music up to a larger audience and giving them the opportunity to play at some of our larger venues, such as Nells and Subterania.
The Fiddler currently fits 120 on our ground floor lending a crystal clear sound and an intimate experience. Later on in the year, we will be opening our acoustic room upstairs on the first floor with a bar and sports screens for when the music’s not on. This room will also be available for private hire.
We all know that the Music is what matters most, but apart from that the most important thing for us is the community. We hope to cultivate a fun and friendly atmosphere where anyone can come for a relaxing drink, unwind and listen to some mellifluous melodies.
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