Friday

Played In Chelsea

It's always the same dilemma. 
You're sat watching your weekly TV show when some background music comes on and you wonder who the artist is, and by the time you have opened Shazam the song has faded. 

Fortunately, if you watch Made In Chelsea, then the artists are playing at a weekly gig in West London, which means you can find out who sang that song and see them play live.

Each week, 'Played In Chelsea' is held at Under The Bridge, featuring three live acts from the shows soundtrack. I was invited down to one of the gigs, so set off the other evening to see what it had to offer.
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It literally was 'under the bridge'. 

Chelsea Football clubs stadium, Stamford Bridge, in fact.
I met up with Ryan outside, strolled down the courtyard past the photos of past and current players, and headed on in to grab a drink. 
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 Ryan wore his Barbour Coat, Topman Trousers and a satchel from a small shop in Winchester.
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I went for my Winter Coat, Taxonomy tee, Black Jeans, shoes by Hudson and my Mulberry manbag.
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review


Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review


Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review


Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review
As it was going to be streamed live on E4 online, we grabbed our spot and watched as the floor manager came on to warm up the crowd into a small frenzy.
Before being quickly followed on by Jamie Laing and Proudlock from the series.
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

Who laughed and joked about the night and show, before introducing us to the first act.

A new up and coming indie band called Outside Central.
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

Their songs would act as the perfect backdrop to a day at the beach, cider in hand with your friends. Listen to 'Tell Me That You're Mine' here - I have just added it to my Spotify Playlist!.

In-between the bands, the guys came back on to film some scenes to introduce the next artist to the stage for everyone who was watching at home.
If you follow me on Twitter, you would have seen that we did send a couple of cheeky tweets using the #PlayedInChelsea hashtag to see if they got read out.
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

Next up was Pylo.
My and Ryan clearly did not know who this band was, or even heard of their music. 
Our vacant faces gave it away whilst everyone else cheered as they walked on stage.

It's all about discovering new music though, right?
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

By the end of their set, we were tapping our feet and bopping our heads along in enjoyment!
More of a chilled set than a jump-around-going-crazy set. 
It went down well with a pint and they had a few more fans by the end of it too, ourselves included! Take a listen here.

The final band of the night was Deaf Havana, a band we both knew about this time!
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

The crowd went absolutely wild for these guys, and there was no question they brought the house down.
Think guitars, drums, and a good voice mixed together with a good pace! They are one of those acts that makes you want to put your hand up in the air and sing along!

Three songs later, the band left the stage and the lights came up. 
Gig over, a little tipsy, we grabbed our coats and went back out into the ground of Stamford Bridge.


Being at Chelsea FC, we couldn't resist a little football cheer for the team.
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Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review

Played In Chelsea, Made In Chelsea, Chelsea, London, Blog, Music, Review


Clapped, foot tapped, and all cheered out, we headed off back home after what turned out to be a great night of new music! 
Played In Chelsea was a great opportunity to discover new bands, and there is one more show left as the TV series comes to an end.
Unfortunately, it is sold out of tickets (which is good though, as the proceeds go to charity!), but you can watch it online and discover who those bands were playing on the latest episode!

I'm off to download some new albums from iTunes, and start foot tapping again under the desk!