October may be bringing the cold with it, but it’s also bringing a ton of events that you just don’t want to miss…

When it comes to music, there’s always a ton of events celebrating it or involving it. Sometimes more than you can even keep up with. So, we’re here to give you a little rundown on some of the exciting events that are happening this month.

Sampha: Live + Signing 

Rough Trade East, London

17th October

You know people that are just one of one? The people that you just have to see, at least once. Well, that’s Sampha for you. He not only has a beautiful way with words but also a beautiful voice to match it, that is just like no other. His lyricism is raw and vulnerable, and he’ll be rolling through to Rough Trade East to give supporters a live performance and signing of his latest album, Lahai.

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Plug and Play R&B Edition: A Kindred Takeover

Kindred, London

18th October

Is it just me that feels like R&B hits harder in the winter? There’s just something about them cold winter nights, man, and this event is perfect for it. Jazz Unplugged is back with one of their events, Plug and Play—a night full of emerging talents that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Mahalia: IRL Tour

London and Birmingham 

19th–20th October

Do you ever just want to scream, ‘damn, I wish I missed my ex’ at the top of your lungs? Well, then this is for you because Mahalia is gracing the stage with her presence on the 19th of October in London and on the 20th of October in Birmingham, for her IRL tour. If you miss seeing her in London, then Birmingham is your next pit stop.

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Ragz Originale 

Scala, London

19th October

Ragz Originale is not only an incredible artist but a performer who will put on a show for you every single time. From screaming out ‘low frequency’ to the catchy ‘brush u again’ lyric, Ragz Originale’s show is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

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Ama Lou: The Silence Tour

Islington Assembly Hall, London

20th October–21st October

The incredibly talented Ama Lou is back touring and putting on not only one but two shows for her hometown London, and tickets are selling out fast. Like, real fast. So, what are you waiting for? You guys already know what to do.

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Here At Outernet, London

24th October 

‘No boundaries with me, let me show you’, is definitely the right selection of words for South-East singer Odeal. If you’re still obsessing over his COLORS performance like I am, then Odeal’s concert is where you want to be. Are you already imagining the vibes too?

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[ K S R ] With Guests Live In Colours Hoxton

Colours Hoxton

25th October

With Monét Mia AND Kadeem Tyrell supporting, the 25th is definitely going to be one special R&B Night. Calling all music lovers, this one’s for you. All you need now is a glass of red wine in your hand.

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Brent Faiyaz: Wasteland Tour

Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, and London

16th October–20th November

Apparently, October is trying to get us all in our feels, and Brent Faiyaz is about to have us all screaming our hearts out in West London—and not just the ladies, you guys too! Did I mention that he’s also performing in London twice? Tickets are extremely limited, so I hope you’ve all got yours because this Brent Faiyaz concert is sure to be one to remember.

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Recess: Friday Nite Fever

Archives LDN

27th October

Have you ever heard the saying ‘nobody throws a party like Recess’? Well… ‘nobody throws a party like Recess’ and it’s 100% true! Recess is a space where you can always be yourself, and this party is transporting all partygoers right back to the 80’s. Run, don’t walk, to be a part of the magic that is Recess. P.S. Set those ticket reminders before they’re gone!

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A Night With The Compozers

The Royal Albert Hall, London

28th October

If you know about The Compozers, then you already know! The Compozers are a band whose talent speaks for itself, and they’re about to perform at a real iconic venue. So, if you’re trying to get lost in music for one night, whether that’s by yourself or with friends, then this Compozer concert has your name written all over it.

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Sip And Paint by The Noire Space


28th October

The Noire space is a safe space made by black women, that’s for black women, and they’re back with one of their iconic and unmissable events, Sip And Paint. You’re about to have a paintbrush in one hand and a drink in the other, with food and drinks on deck. Also, did I forget to mention that they’re going to be playing some of your favourite tunes throughout? And it’s a day party too!

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