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Wonky Tonk, good times folk band
Back in the early 2002 the founding members of the Green Rock River Band were on a mission, they wanted to prove that you didn’t need drum machines, auto tune and a microkorg to have a rocking time. Fuelled by the music that had been around them since childhood, old records of Big Bill Broonzy, Silver bands, Northern Colliery Bands, the Delta Blues and Hank Williams, they grabbed any instrument that was available to them. Many of them have stories of paper rounds, labouring on building sites, endless days of mixing cement and working as shop assistants all to be able to afford their first instrument. Once these guitars, fiddles and banjos were in their hands, hours were spent, skipping school, hiding away in rehearsal rooms, scribbling out songs and learning how to turn every live gig into a party.
Slowly the band grew, catching people’s imaginations with a unique blend of Americana, Bluegrass, English Music Hall and Folk. As their following expanded beyond their friends, soon people of all ages were attending their gigs, whether it was to dance to upbeat tunes or sit and appreciate the slow ballads. The band’s ranks swelled too, from a duo, to a trio, to a full band attracting more and more fantastic players from the Jazz, Blues and Rock world.
Welcome to the Magic Garden Pub and Restaurant! Nestled in the heart of South West London, right by Battersea Park, we are a community of festival-goers, foodies, DJs and musicians who want to give you the best of what the international music scene has to offer.
Often described as a “festival in a pub”, weekends at the Magic Garden are all about big festival bands with the some of the finest DJs from the London scene and beyond! Expect plenty of dancing and loads of fun – you’ll hear everything from funk, Balkan and reggae to hip hop, ska and Latin.
Socialise in our stunning garden, where we provide furry blankets and hot water bottles in case you’re feeling nippy. Birthday parties and bookings are taken special care of – book with us to reserve a table for a memorable meal with friends. Sundays we’ve got “The Cure” – free blues gigs, plus whopping Sunday Roasts, board games and Bloody Marys.
But it’s not all party party…weekdays in the Magic Garden involve cosy cappucinos and newspapers in the garden, a delicious and reasonably priced lunch menu, and vintage armchairs in which you can work away with our free WIFI. Wednesday and Thursday evenings we put on free gigs, showcasing local and international artists. Jazz, blues and world music are just some of eclectic mix that you’ll find here! Great to enjoy over our mouth-watering dinner menu, plus Happy Hour runs Monday to Friday from 5-7pm.
Come explore our beautiful huge garden, chat with our friendly staff, and discover your new favourite band. We can’t wait to meet you!
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