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Sean Taylor Free Live Music For Crouch End Festival

27 May

Sean Taylor – Live

Brand New Start Festival Special Event

June 7th, 2013

Reader ratings for Sean

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 1269 ratings

All of us at Brand New Start were delighted when Sean confirmed that he could make a one night appearance at our gallery. Despite the hectic schedule for his ongoing UK tour (see full schedule) Sean has kindly managed to squeeze this very special show here in Haringey, in support of the Crouch End Festival and Brand New Start.

When & Where

June 7th | From 7pm – Midnight | at The Brand New Start Gallery, 44-46 High Street, London , N8 7NX


This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early as we are not as big as the Albert Hall – yet 🙄

Please give generously



About Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has grown to be one of the hottest new names in the Eurpoean blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Neil Young and Tom Waits. Sean appeared at both Glastonbury and Cambridge festivals in 2010 and 2011. His 2011 Glastonbury performance on the Bourbon St Jazz & Blues stage was widely blogged as being a highlight of the festival. Apart from his 3 headline UK tours to date, Sean has also supported the Neville Brothers, John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater), Band of Horses, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes and Eric Bibb. 



Check out this video of one of my personal favourite Sean Taylor songs – ever

Sean Taylor Sings “Stand Up”



Below you’ll find a selection of press and media quotes about Sean Taylor and his music.

“Formidable and skilled…recalls Chris Isaak. ****”

”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn”
Bob Harris, Radio 2

”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn”
Q Magazine 

“My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’ 
Mark Harding, Radio 2 

”A star in the making …a superb talent”

“Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!”
Eric Bibb 

“Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling … A classic album”

“Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year…Exceptional. Expect a Mercury nomination”
Love Music Hate Racism 

“The raw beauty of the guitar and piano…raw, cliche free; tugs at the soul”
Acoustic Magazine 

“Slow burning, haunting, dextrous picking…Taylor is a find (8/10)”
Classic Rock 

“Prodigiously talented singer-songwriter…touchstones would be Tom Waits and John Martyn”
R2 Magazine 

Willy Vlautin 

”Calm, collected … sensual. Hypnotic”   
Guitar and Bass Magazine 

“Beautiful…driving…an album I have come to love”
Fatea Magazine 

”Effortlessly beguiling…quite superb…this classy and understated work assuredly evokes the ghost of John Martyn”
Blues Matters 

”A massive young talent…the voice of a poet…superb”
Flying Shoes


Rare Opportunity

Given the size of our venue this is indeed a rare opportunity for fans to see Sean “up close and personal” 

Don’t Delay

OK so there is a limited number of tickets available so please book ASAP – We don’t like to disappoint you!


Sean Taylor still-not-convinced

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Sally Kendall Mosaic Workshop at Brand New Start

26 May

Mosaic Workshops for Kids & Adults!

Crouch End Festival Special

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 179 ratings

Here at Brand New Start Gallery we are of course absolutely delighted to be able to host Sally Kendall’s Mosaic workshop for adults and children as part of our Crouch End Festival special events. 

Best known perhaps are Sally’s iconic mosaics of celebrities like Mo Farrah and Amy Weinhouse, but in reality they are just the tip of a glowing iceberg of mosaic art. For a few days in June however you can learn from one of London’s most acclaimed Mosaic Artists and create your own unique mosaic. All this for nothing more than a small charge for materials. 

We expect these workshops will sell out quickly so please get your place booked quickly as in fairness to all we have to operate on a first come first served basis.


Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June |

Classes are at 12.00(noon), 1.00, 2.00, 3.00 and 4.00 

Each class consists of 5 – 10 (max) students and lasts for 1 hour.


The Brand New Start Gallery 44-46 High Street Hornsey, N8 7NX 

How to Book a Class?

Just drop on by our gallery or call us and we’ll gladly help you fill out the short application form to secure your place.


Still not convinced , That’s OK!  

Before you go check out Sally’s Page and pictures for the full details.

In the meantime below is just one of Sally’s great Mosaics (to tempt you) 😆



Holiday Weekend Sale | 25% Off at Brand New Start Gallery

25 May

Bank Holiday Weekend Special Sale

We’re clearing the decks in preparation for the Crouch End Festival and all the great Events we’re hosting here at the gallery. So for all our friends here is a chance to get some great bargains at 25% discount from what is after all an alrready discounted price 😆

This sale will be available Saturday, Sunday and Monday (25th – 27th May)

sale prices
1 .open corner thick shelf unit £75
2. art nouveau wardrobe £150
3. upcycled copper gilt drinks cabinet side table
4. solid oak dresser/ book case £525
5. chaise lounge brand new! £325
6. four deco dining chairs £134
7. gilt sofa suite £675
8 edwardina hat and umbrella hall stand £165

(Pictures Below)

Grab These Great Pieces before the price goes up on Tuesday!

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gilt sofa suite chaise lounge brand new!
open corner thick shelf unit four deco dining chairs
To Your Success

Vote for Best All-Round Independent Shop.

22 May

Vote for your favourite independent shop in Hornsey and Wood Green


We need your help in our race to become “Hornsey and Wood Green’s Independent Retailers of the Year”. Just a couple of minutes of your time could make a world of difference to us.

This is organised by Lynne Featherstone and the instructions as well as the link to Vote are below.

Thank you for considering us.



One of the best things about Hornsey and Wood Green is the many independent shops and retailers that line our high streets. From florists to antique shops, butchers and toy retailers, independent shops make a valuable contribution to life in the area.

This competition is intended to identify the best of these. You can show your appreciation of your favourite shops in the Hornsey and Wood Green Parliamentary constituency by nominating and voting for your favourite shops across three different categories:

Most attractive shop front

Best customer service

Best all-round independent shop

By placing your votes in each category, you will not only be supporting ourlocal shops, you will also be entered into a prize-draw with the opportunity to win a £100 voucher to spend in one of your chosen shops.

The winning shops in each category will then become Hornsey and Wood Green’s Independent Retailers of the Year.



Simply vote for your favourite shop in each category using the form. Voting will end on 30th May 2013. When you submit your votes, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your email address. This is to help ensure that the votes are genuine and you must respond to the confirmation request for your vote to count.

The shop(s) you vote for must be independent, and must be within the Hornsey and Wood Green Parliamentary constituency.

Remember – once voting has been concluded, all confirmed votes will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher to spend in one of your chosen shops!


To Your Success

Jonny Rogers 

Crouch End Festival Comes to Brand New Start Gallery

14 May

Brand New Start @ Crouch End Festival

Brand New Start will be hosting a variety of events in addition to exhibiting paintings by local artists during the upcoming Crouch End Festival this year. We’ll keep you posted with time-tables and descriptions of all our “happenings” as well as some of the other great stuff going on.

We will also be publishing this to all our social media pages, like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and so on so if you want instant updates to your own social accounts just follow us here.Crouch End Festival-meme

Jonny and The Biting Burglar

24 April



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