Friday, 3 January 2020

Musical Covent Garden: Can A Tour Be TOO Eclectic?

DC Editor Adam writes…



I'm very excited to be launching a brand new walking tour at the start of a new year – tomorrow is the world premiere of Musical Covent Garden (Covent Garden Tube 2.30pm).

This morning I put the finishing touches to the playlist. And as my 12-year-old says, I ain't gonna lie (tweenspeak for "to be frank") I think it's a bit mad. Maybe too much so…



Eclecticism is one thing. But a tour that goes from Dame Nellie Melba to The Smiths via Thomas Arne and Bob Marley is maybe a step too far. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes.

Received wisdom is that such events should have a "hook" or a clear "brand", The Beatles In London for example, or Handel & Royal Pageantry (both of those tours are in my repertoire).

So I'm looking forward to seeing how many of you are intrigued enough by a title that suggests that we'll get into the musical DNA of an entire neighbourhood and make a no-chords-barred romp from folk to opera calling in at punk and baroque along the way.

I'm excited – I'm pretty sure there are enough of you out there who appreciate all kinds of music.

Later on this year I'll be launching Musical Kensington and Musical Marylebone to further out the idea to the test!

Can a tour be TOO eclectic? What areas of London would you like to see covered by a new music tour? Which composers/bands/acts would make a great tour? Get in touch!






My Public Scheduled Tours for January 2020


16th January 2020 – Inside Covent Garden – 10am Covent Garden Tube

16th January 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

16th January 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

SOLD OUT 17th January 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube SOLD OUT

17th January 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

18th January 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube

30th January 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

30th January 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

SOLD OUT 31st January 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube SOLD OUT

31st January 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)



My Public Scheduled Tours for 
February 2020


1st February 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube

2nd February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube

13th February 2020 – Inside Covent Garden – 10am Covent Garden Tube

13th February 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

13th February 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

14th February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube

14th February 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

SOLD OUT 15th February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube SOLD OUT

27th February 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube

27th February 2020  – Old Kensington – 2pm High Street Kensington Tube

27th February 2020 – Jack The Ripper – 7.30pm Tower Hill Tube (by the tram)

28th February 2020 – Beatlemania! The Beatles In London 1961-65 – 10am Embankment tube

28th February 2020 – Rock'n'Roll London – 2pm Tottenham Court Road Tube (exit 1)

29th February 2020 – The Beatles + The Rolling Stones in 1960s London – 10.30am Leicester Sq Tube (exit 1)

29th February 2020 – London Horror Story – 7.30pm St Paul's Tube








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