New Years Eve at Nells – CC Smugglers & Paprika

new years eve poster - smugglers and paprika


Nells are very happy to Present their first New Years Eve party. Featuring two of the most exciting live bands around.

The incredible CC Smugglers will be joined by the foot stomping genius of Paprika on what is sure to be a night to remember in West Kensington.


CC Smugglers

The hit of this last Summer’s festivals , Lowlands , Glastonbury , Cambridge , Good Life , they’ve recently recorded a Bob Harris session and have an EP out soon .

A real roots band who know how to move an audience , raising somewhat of a dance fest at every appearence.

Have a look at their website



Anybody who witnessed either of their shows at the KPH or their storming Balkan gypsy set at The Good Life Experience Festival will be back for what is probably one of the most exciting live bands in any genre.

Now based in London, Paprika are made up of Serbian gyspy and folk players, before they added Romanian violinist Bogdan Vacarescu and took their Balkan ballads and dance songs out into the clubs and festivals throughout the UK.

Their focus is bringing rare and lost traditional Balkan music back to life.

Think dancing, wild violin action and the most exciting Balkan roots folk music you may have ever heard. Check a couple of clips from their last show at the KPH here -(


We are releasing a limited amount of Early Bird Tickets at £25.00, until the 20th December and will then be £30.00.


The night promises to deliver high octane party music, catering to those who want to get down and dirty to some proper music rather than dancing to DJ Disco classics this year!


See the New Year in with us at one of London’s top jazz and blues bars in West London. On ’till late!!


“The damn finest and most raucous New Year’s Eve party in London this year.”

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Norman Jay to play KPH at New years eve

Norman Jay




The Kensington Park Hotel is thrilled to announce NORMAN JAY (MBE)

will be DJ’ing on New Year’s Eve.

This is a rare appearance from Norman Jay and is going to be a New Years to remember.

Limited Tickets available!

£25 in advance plus booking fee and are available from


Norman Jay is arguably one of the finest and most respected deejays in the world today, his talents and many years of dedicated service to his profession have now seen him rightfully acknowledged by the highest authorities in the music.

A self-confessed ‘Beatle baby’ born in Notting Hill, London of West Indian

parents, the young Jay had unwittingly displayed latent dj’ing talents even

from the tender age of eight. By then, encouraged by his music loving parents, he had bought his first record and played at his first gig – a 10th birthday party for one his female cousins – displaying for the first time, a precocious talent that was later to become the stuff of dj’ing legend.


Vince Power, Promoter said today “This is great news, Norman told me the

last time he was at this pub, was when he was a baby and in a pram. I am

really looking forward to New Year’s Eve with Norman. He’s going to play

all night and this will be a low key event with a limited amount of tickets.”



Venue: KPH, 139 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ

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Posted on December 10th, 2014

De Danann at the KPH for St Patricks day



The KPH is thrilled to announce De Danann will be performing for a one off special St Patrick’s day gig on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

Tickets are £20.00 and can be found on

Once described as ‘the Rolling Stones of Irish Traditional Music’, the
legendary group De Danann, returned to the festival stage in 2009 with
a new album and trips to Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy and the
USA. The band have found themselves once again in demand by promoters
in Europe and North America.

Founding member Alec Finn is joined by Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Derek
Hickey (accordion),
Brian McGrath (banjo/piano), Ronan O’Flaherty (fiddle) and Neil Lyons (bodhrán).

Don’t miss out on this opportunity of coming along to see one of the
most influential bands in Irish traditional music.”

“This is a very exciting time in the life of De Danann. The band has in the past been responsible for launching the careers of many of Ireland’s best known traditional performers who are now enjoying successful solo careers. I believe it’s time now to write a new chapter in the De Danann story.”   



Posted on December 10th, 2014

The Dublin Legends

Dublin Legends


Nells are thrilled to announce The Dublin Legends will be performing on the Monday 23rd February 2015.


We are releasing 200 early bird tickets at £20.00

 The following 100 will be the standard price at £27.50.

Tickets can be found on

This will be an intimate gig with one of Ireland’s most well-known bands. The Dublin Legends originally known as The Dubliners formed in 1962 and have been touring around the world and selling out concerts since.  Their hit single “Seven Drunken Nightssold over 250,000 copies in the UK.

 In 2012 the Legendary Irish Folk group celebrated 50 glorious years in the music business by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and rapidly followed it up with a sell-out concert tour of the UK, the highlight of which was a magical night at The Royal Albert Hall in London.


“The Dubliners, demonstrate in their performances just why they deserve to be regarded as legends.”

 “Sean Cannon, Patsy Watchorn, Eamonn Campbell and Gerry O’Connor are all true legends of Irish Folk music and together they perform there most classic songs and ballads.”


 Venue: Nell’s Jazz and Blues, 3 North End Crescent, West Kensington, W14 8TG

See Tickets;

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Twitter; @NellsBlues

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

Van Morrison Christmas shows at Nells Jazz and Blues. 19th, 20th & 21st December



Nells are very proud to host the legendary Van Morrison in three Christmas shows at our brand new venue in West Kensington.

The dates are 19th, 20th & 21st December. After an exceptional opening night performance earlier this month, Van Morrison has agreed to three more intimate shows at Nells. We cant wait.

Tickets available from £75+booking fee.

Nells Jazz & Blues, 3 North End Crescent, London W148TG.



Posted on November 26th, 2014

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