Rotherhithe | Music with Tuned In London & Sands Films Studios

Tuned In London – January to March 2018

The new collection of rhythms and sounds of the Tuned In London Winter/Spring programme brings fantastic artists to Sands Studios in Rotherhithe for another season of intimate music gigs. The venue offers a unique experience to experience music like no other place can do. It is also worth mentioning how affordable Tuned In London tickets are and what good value for money in a London where everything is just “London prices”


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Tuned In London Upcoming events


Wed 24th January 2018, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films

From the salons of pre-revolution Havana, where the sweet smell of cigars lingered and the aged rum flowed, the Sugar Kings Trio present their son montuno, guaracha and cha cha cha, all with a good few rays of Cuban sunshine. Featuring baby bass, Cuban tres guitar, percussion and vocal harmonies the band consists of three music greats, Flavio Correa, Elpidio Caicedo and Daniel Carnago.

  Sugar Kings Trio’s website


Wednesday 7th February 2018, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Main Stage, Sands Films

An evening of early jazz and bebop, traditional manouche and Romani Gypsy music and Django classics are in store for us at the hands of the fantastic Kamao Quartet, featuring this time the Belgium-based breathtakingly outstanding virtuoso Tcha Limberger on violin, probably the most celebrated Gypsy musician of his generation: with his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra he won the France Musique world music award in 2015 & received a Songlines Music Award nomination in 2016. “The polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of Gypsy music” Sunday Times, “music straight from the soul” Evening Standard.

  Tcha Limberger’s website




Wednesday 21st February 2018, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films

A night of “flamenco y fusión” of the highest quality: flamenco song, dance & guitar, at its most stripped-down, revealing how this mesmerising, world-renowned artform is making connections with other World Music genres. Leo, Lourdes and Pablo hail from both Cadiz and Madrid. Leo was awarded “Gaditana del año”, Cadiz Citizen of the Year, 2017, for her contribution to the art of flamenco.

This event is sponsored by Spanish wine importers Bodega Soul and you will be invited to a glass at Simplicity Restaurant across the road after the show.






Wednesday  7th March 2018, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films

Multi-award-winning 7-piece ensemble, Don Kipper play a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish and Greek folk music, to Romani music and Klezmer. They meld these musical cultures together in innovative, exciting and unusual ways that mirror London’s cosmopolitan energy. Expect a vibrant musical journey through Europe. “Sure to send shivers down your spine.” Songlines Magazine.

  Don Kipper’s website


Wednesday 21st March 2018 , 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films

An evening of Tibetan music, song and dance: raised in the harsh yet surreally beautiful north-eastern corner of the high Tibetan Plateau, Ngawang Lodup learnt his unique repertoire of mountain songs from an early age, listening to his mother as they herded yak and sheep. After musical instruction from his brothers and a few years in a monastery, Ngawang has gone on to become a player of the electric mandolin and dramnyen lute and highly regarded folk singer, well known for his traditional Tibetan nomadic ballads and contemporary folk songs. He has performed for the Dalai Lama at the O2 and at WOMAD

  Ngawang Lodup on Bandcamp


Getting there

Nearest station: Rotherhithe Overground 2 mins
Buses: 381, C10, 188, 47

About Tuned In London

Music is intrinsic to the London arts scene; a visit to the West End is a testimony to the rich tradition of musicals, opera, concerts in the many theatres and there are plenty of gigs and street buskers entertaining the busy crowds in town with their melodies and sounds. Other parts of London have been appreciated for adding something to that music scene yet many may not associate Rotherhithe, in its quiet south-of-the-river location, as a place to enjoy and listen to artists from around the world.

Eleanor Thorn, of what has now become Tuned In London, changed the music scene in Rotherhithe when she set up and ran the music programme at the Brunel Museum.

After a successful time there she moved across the street to Sands Films Cinema, where she continues to bring us the very best of independent, international music. Eleanor is herself a local resident, passionate about music and a strong believer in what Rotherhithe has to offer the arts scene, especially when it comes to music.

Her dedication has allowed audiences to appreciate a wide range of music styles from Great Britain, Europe and beyond: indeed from many far flung parts of the world. The unique performance spaces that Sands Films Studios provides adds the perfect backdrop to the concerts: the music can be enjoyed in a supremely cosy and intimate environment, which only enhances the enjoyment of the experience.  @TunedInLDN



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