312 Archway Road
London Borough of Haringey, London N6 5AT
A monthly showcase for new songwriters/bands: each act performs two of their own songs and one cover version by the featured artist of the month.
Now established as one of London’s premier music nights, “Under the Influence” at the Boogaloo has really taken off over the last two years, having been featured as pick of the week in the Guardian Guide and had write ups in Time Out, The Metro and others.
Since it began in June 2010 there have been nights dedicated to Leonard Cohen, Morrissey, Lou Reed, Billy Bragg, Nick Cave, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart, The Specials, Blondie, Jacques Brel, Ray Davies, Pixies, Belle & Sebastian, Kate Bush, The Clash, The Cure, Prince & more.
The night attracts huge crowds and an increasingly varied and exciting range of signed and unsigned acts; from the indie pop of Hatcham Social, the gritty rhythm & blues of The Joker & The Thief, right through to the whisky-stained croon of Tom Mckean & the Emperors and the quirky songs of Helen McCookerybook.
Their website is regularly updated with videos of some of the best performances, photos, reviews and more: http://undertheinfluencenight.com