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Interview by: Monday 16 September 2019
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The Roadhouse Bar with live blues on the Gretsch Stage

Come down to The Roadhouse Bar to enjoy a slug of whiskey from Maker's Mark, live blues music on the Gretsch stage and a very special guitar auction in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

We're very excited to welcome Gretsch guitars back to The London Tattoo Convention for a special charity auction taking place in The Roadhouse Bar. Five top tattoo artists have customised the beautiful Gretsch axes which you can bid on over the weekend - the auction will end on Sunday afternoon so be sure to get your bids in for a great cause. All proceeds will benefit Nordoff Robbins, a charity which enriches the lives of thousands of people every year through music therapy. 

Take in some live blues music on the Gretsch Stage all weekend: feel-good R&B band The Grimms will open the stage on Friday 27th September at 3pm. Bluesman Big Joe Louis will be dropping in all weekend with solo performances, and The Dusk Brothers will grace us with their unique 'dark swamp-blues' played on hand-made instruments on Saturday 28th September, 3pm. 

You can enjoy all these acts with a slug or two of Maker’s Mark, as this year the celebrated whisky company will be propping up our Roadhouse Bar for the very first time. They’ve an old saying at the Maker’s Mark distillery: “If we could make it any faster – we wouldn't.” Part of that process means dipping each and every one of their distinctive bottles in wax – by hand; a practice first undertaken way back in 1958. So why not check that signature look out for yourself, while listening to some great music, and bidding for a great cause.

The Roadhouse Bar is located in room NV1, The Vaults. Advance tickets are now available online - get yours today! 

Gretsch guitar customised by tattoo artist Xoil

Gretsch guitar customised by tattoo artist Xoil

The Dusk Brothers perform on Saturday 28th September at 3pm

The Dusk Brothers perform on Saturday 28th September at 3pm