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Posted June 3, 2016

#savesilverbulletManagement at The Silver Bullet are fighting back against a corporate takeover of their beloved independent music venue, The Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park.

With only 3 and a half weeks notice of the sale of the lease to Goodman Restaurants (owners of the Burger & Lobster chain), the team are doing everything in their power to regain ownership of their grassroots venue.  If this collective campaign is successful The Silver Bullet will be managed as a ‘not for profit’ music venue by the same team and the same scenes that have continued to support the sounds here. But we need as much momentum with the campaign as possible in the remaining few weeks we have..

As well as chipping in to this crowdfunder so the current managers can put forward and offer to buy the lease please sign our #SAVESILVERBULLET petition which will be used to strenghten our case to the local council, so we can prove that the Silver Bullet is a community asset that has the support of the public and like minded musical masses. 



The Silver Bullet is an independent music venue located outside Finsbury Park station, which has hosted over 2,000 live music events in its 6 years of operation. It has consistently provided a pedestal for independent and underground music scenes and is an integral part of the community as a whole.

As well as supporting the amazing talent of local musicians in a range of jam sessions from Sunday to Wednesday in Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and Hip Hop, the venue has played host to some big industry names including John Newman, Rudimental, Laura Marling, Lords of the Underground, Congo Natty, DJ Derek & Don Letts.

After initial discussions with Operation Managers from Goodman Restaurants,  The Silver Bullet staff are hopeful to negotiate a grace period to continue operating as a live music venue whilst using the time to raise the necessary funds to buy the lease.

Co-Manager of The Silver Bullet, Anna Naylor says ‘We really need people to get behind our campaign and believe that the smallest act can make a huge difference.

We are getting a great response from social media and the press, but we need everyone who sees our plight to to help us.

Even £1 will make a difference as long as enough people donate, we will reach our target. This campaign would be an even greater accomplishment if it was successfully funded by the local community, as this is who the The Silver Bullet represents’.

London has lost more than a third of live music venues in the last 7 years due to soaring rent prices, disproportionately tough licensing scrutiny, and greedy property developers with no regard for the cultural value of the institutions their developments are destroying.

The news of the sale comes at a time when music venues are getting more support from the government than ever, thanks to the new London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s determination to ‘save London’s iconic club scene’ and ‘make it more difficult for redevelopment to result in the closure of heritage and cultural venues by strengthening the London Plan’.

Grass root venues are the lifeblood of the British music scene, ”The British music industry is worth £3.8bn. All that money starts when somebody takes their first step onto a grassroots venue stage.” says Mark Davyd from Music Venue Trust

Without independent venues, new acts have no platform to perfect their craft, to build up fan bases, and to eventually fill the same shoes of some of the biggest names around today.

This is not just about corporate greed, it’s about closing down the meeting places of people with ideas, intelligence, diversity and non-conformist attitudes. DIY music venues are about non-conformity. They’re for passion, for culture, for art, and for good times. And for that, we shouldn’t stop fighting!

The staff & community around The Silver Bullet are urging the public to get behind their campaign by signing the 38 Degrees Petition and / or donating to the crowd funder site to enable them to buy back their iconic venue.




Posted March 23, 2016

We’ve got some mighty fine treats in store for you this ‪#‎Easter‬ ‪#‎bankholiday‬ weekend. Check out our round up of bouncing bank holiday events below:

Surfing the sea of underground sounds – our selection of sublime emerging acts make waves until midnight, then resident bad-man DJ Jean Clade Give a Damn keeps the party poppin till dawn ft Duchessgloo LIVE

A night of cutting edge live electronica and vinyl action showcasing local talent from your favourite local warehouse crew. Ft Tweed Jacket, Simao, Matty binz & Jessy B good

Lively, loud, ‘avin it action – a Saturday showdown ft Eat The EvidenceLate Day Breakers LIVE followed by a NORTY. DJs takeover

An explosive night of LIVE rock covering classics from Pearl Jam, Led Zepplin, AC/DC & many more – Once you’ve discovered this gem of a night, you’ll wish you had Monday morning off every week


Posted March 23, 2016

Night tube party map

After a long wait, the night tube has finally been tipped to hit London this August – and Mixmag have done all ravers a favour and put together a map showing all the top clubs you can get to after hours.

We’re well chuffed to be representing on the map, alongside the likes of Fabric, Electroworkz, XOYO,  Brixton Jamm and many more!

Finsbury Park is going 24hours on both the Piccadilly and Victoria lines. Also running as part of the night tube are the Jubilee, Central and Northern lines, making it even easier to come and party with us till close!!

Check out the full map and listings on the Mixmag website


Posted March 9, 2016


There’s big things a gwarn at The Silver Bullet with 2 brand new nights alternating every Wednesday – guaranteed to blast away the mid week blues.

The 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month we play host to #WildLive – a celebration of Hip Hop & Street Culture. This high-energy event, hosted by The Voltiks involves a LIVE band, LIVE sampling, LIVE electro visuals & facepainting.

Every event sees a part of the Siver Bullet transformed by some incredible artists from The Curious Project / The Real Art of Street Art. Come and check out our new look & watch our space get a transformation LIVE on the night.

As for the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month – we have the equally exciting Riddim & Roots. Get set for an incredibly blissful live performance from Skabone, a 7 piece horn powered Reggae & Ska band from London followed later by a Reggae jam session bursting with talent and hosted by the one & only Shaka Black.

Both nights are free entry before 9pm, then £3 on the door after and all the money goes to the musicians involved in the night.

So head down to your local independent music venue for some midweek madness of incredible live music & the best Hip Hop or Reggae jam sessions on offer in North London.



Posted January 21, 2016


London has lost nearly 40% of music venues in the last decade so now its more important than ever to support your favourite independent music venues to curb this worrying trend.

We have teamed up with Independent Venue Week to put on a top notch schedule of live music from Monday 25th January to Sunday 31st January to make it even easier for you to decide to come out & party.

Join us for a jam session on Monday, when some of the best blues musicians in the big smoke entertain your tortured souls for a mere £3 entry or if Jazz is more your bag, head down on Tuesday to listen to some of the coolest cats in town.

Surf the sea of underground sounds with Wednesday Wipeout showcasing some of the best upcoming acts in the city. Picked by Paloma Faith as the winner of the Shure Creative award in 2010, Joel Bailey will be knocking out soulful, blues inspired shuffles on the 27th, alongside Time Out favourite Lisa Marini, Bernardo & Only Takes A Day.

Carney Kartel will be bringing more carnage on Thursday 28th as London’s finest ghetto surrealists & vaudeville vagabonds take centre stage ft Bad Fractals (Acid Punk / Trailer Trash Rock n Roll), Doghouse (Techno Punk) & Sleaze (Post Punk) LIVE.

Everyone Loves Mary returns on Friday 29th January, this night has previously played host to Rudimental & John Newman, so you may just get to see the next big thing in our intimate setting.

Saturday brings the biggest beats of the week with the Let The Beat Drop, the launch of the new Dookie Squad 12″ on FatHop Records ft live performances from Dookie Squd, Killa Instinct + Chrome & Illinspired.

And last but certainly not least, Rock The Boat on Sunday is a weekly night of electrifying rock. The immensely talented house band & friends cover some of the best rock classics from decades past for seriously smashing Sunday vibes.

Entry varies from £3 to £5 so won’t break the bank, so take your pick & come and support your favourite local independent music venue.

See you on the dancefloor!





Posted January 13, 2016

The Great Malarkey LIVE

Happy New Year!

2016 at the Silver Bullet is set to be brimming with booty bouncing bass, deliriously delicious dancing & even larger live acts than years gone by.

We hope you’ve had plenty of time to recover from NYE shenanigans as this weekend’s line up is sure to steal you from your sofas and onto our dance floor. This Friday we have more treats in store than a candy shop, with gypsy / ska / cabaret act, The Great Malarkey LIVE with support from dub reggae septet, The Piratones & festi favourites, Eat The Evidence with DJ Phibes & Evermoor Soundsystem continuing the vibe going with vinyl till the early morn!

And you can forget any wintery woes, as two of our favourite party crews return to inject January with some seriously sunny vibes. Lemtek guarantees to blast away the blues with lashings of Jungle, Breakcore & Hardtek next Thursday and for even more bass in your face BOINK! return next Saturday for another instalment of bonkers antics. Expect brighter than bright colours, gushings of glitter & light up hula performances on top of big, bassey, bright, bouncy beats.

That’s all for now, watch out for our next instalment of the Silver Bulletin as we reveal whats in store for Independent Venue Week!

Love from the whole gang

Viva la indépendant music venues!!!!!

★ranked one of the best clubs in London★

Posted January 6, 2016

graf bulletWe’re chuffed to announce that we have been rated one of the best clubs in London along side the big players in the game such as Fabric, Ministry of Sound, Koko, XOYO, The Nest, Egg & more.

Travellers guide, X London City, recently wrote a raving review of our humble independent music venue in North London calling us a ‘must for every free soul’.

You can read the review on X London City’s website, which also includes lots of other awesome articles on the best & worst attractions in London.

With our Trip Advisor rating currently at number 17 of all nightlife venues in London, we’re looking set to be a favourite for travellers in 2016.

And what a year we have lined up, 2016 is going to be bigger, better & bouncier than ever, check out our listings page to see the phat line ups we have planned for our 6th year in business as one of the best live music venues in North London.


Posted December 17, 2015

Tis the season to be jolly & cause its Christmas, we've decided to give you an early treat saving you loadsa money on tickets for our NYE Extravaganza ft THE FREESTYLERS & plenty other party popping acts & DJs.

Advance tickets should be £10 or £15 on the door, but if you head to our website and enter these exclusive discount codes you can enjoy our exclusive group offers of 2 tickets for £15 or 4 for £25 (plus a small booking fee) just enter the following codes when you get to the checkout:

2 tickets for £15: SBNYE02

4 tickets for £25: SBNYE04

Better be quick though, this offer is only available for one week, while stocks last so bag yourself a bargain pronto!

We can't wait to pack the place with professional partyers partaking in our NYE Extravaganza on the phattest night of the year.

Bringing in the new year in beautifully bonkers style,  The Vegetable Collective are a ska, punk, dub & rap act with more firepower than a bazooka. This crew hailing from the North London warehouses always create a manic live show which is catchy, deranged & always AVIN IT!

Keeping you dancing till dawn, DJ Orange will also be donning the decks with a deliriously delicious set of tasty tracks. Expect a seamless selection of big phat bass lines, juicy jungle, ghetto-flexing glitch hop & raw raga riddims. Brace yourself for big moves as DJ Orange injects the SB with a sugar rush of sound!

See ya on the dance floor :)

☆HALLOWEEN HYPE! A night of deadly bass music FT DEEKLINE!☆

Posted October 30, 2015


MWA ha ha ha!

We’ve got a killer lineup of deadly bass music for our Halloween Haunted House Party this Saturday.

The official after party for the Hot Cakes Ghost Ship features some of the UKs leading jungle, breakbeat & bass music DJs including Deekline, Hybrid Theory, Jurassik, Hypho & Dr Hooka.

Don your deadliest fancy dress and limber up for a terrifyingly terrific night at the friendliest live music venue in North London.

But be warned, there are only a handful of tickets left, so get in quick to secure your spot on the dance floor.

And if you cant wait till Saturday for spooky shenanigans, check out our warm up event tonight as the Moonshiner Records crew return with a phat line up of live acts & DJs to get your weekend off to a gruesomely good start.



Posted May 29, 2015


It’s been an epic 5 years for The Bullet and to celebrate in style we’ve invested in a brand-spanking new Void Acoustics Sound System and invited BENNY PAGE as our guest of honour to blast out some blissful bass for our birthday bash on Friday June 5th.

Heavily inspired by the basslines of Dub music, Ragga, Jungle and Hip Hop, a Benny Page production doesn’t go unheard in today’s ever-changing bass music culture. His name has become synonymous with heavyweight dance-floor tracks and clinical mixing skills.

Over the past decade the Shy Fx protégé has played a definitive role in shaping the sounds of the UK’s drum and bass movement and is currently preparing his first studio album voiced by an array of Jamaican vocal legends including Beenie Man, Protoje, Big Youth and Assasin.

Joining Benny for the celebration of the century are the banging brother duo, PHIBES, dub- reggae collective DUBTASTIC MUSIC, as well as up and coming female rapper HOLLY FLO LIGHTLY.

Recent winners of the Krafty Kuts “Back To The Beats” DJ competiton the PHIBES brothers never fail to ignite the dance floor with their own exclusive edits and dance floor bangers.

Also donning the decks with a deliriously delicious set of tasty tracks is DJ ORANGE. Expect a seamless selection of big booty basslines,  juicy jungle, ghetto-flexing glitch-hop
and raw ragga riddims.

With the spate of closures of some of London’s best independent music venues there is
more to celebrate than ever that The Silver Bullet is  standing strong with 5 years of excellent events under our belts.

So get your party hats out and rejoice that Finsbury Park’s favourite late night, live music
venue will be hosting the best artists in this bustling bar for many years to come…

Long live the forever independent Silver Bullet!!!