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The Return Of Live Music In West Essex

Just in time for lockdown easing, Absolutely West Essex’s Haifa Live looks at restaurants with live music

For those that don’t know me, writing about entertainment is right up my street as I have been involved in the industry for over 20 years, from Pop Idol to X Factor – I have pretty much lived and breathed this business most of my life. I will be shining the spotlight on the local West Essex scene every month.

I cannot wait to tell you about the all the wonderful places we have on our doorstep, coming at a time where local support is essential to the industry having suffered huge blows over the pandemic. I always have people approach me to ask where the best places are to eat, dance and drink, and I now have the opportunity to share my favourites with you all – so sit back and enjoy.

Haifa has returned to live shows

I love music and being a vocalist myself I really enjoy listening to talent. Music venues and restaurants that offer live music have grown in popularity all over Essex, and one of the newest additions is Melin Chigwell. This beautifully designed restaurant and private event venue has so much to offer, with three stunning private dining areas, ground floor main restaurant space and upstairs bar and nightclub area, so you are not going to fall short on staying entertained for the duration of your evening. With live artists and DJs five evenings a week, you can expect top class vocalists through to talented musicians.

It is particularly difficult to find a venue with a mix of quality live music plus a DJ without travelling into central London, but here it is and I for one am totally enamoured with the fact it is on our doorstep.

It’s wonderful to be performing again and I cannot wait to see faces new and familiar at my forthcoming events. On the Early May Bank Holiday Sunday, I performed at The Travellers Friend. Sing It Events put together a fantastic set up and the afternoon was a huge success, so much so I am returning to a sold-out show on 30 May. In June, see me at Melin Chigwell (11 June, the perfect reason to check this new venue out), at Soul Sunday with Sing It Events (27 June, venue TBC) and a fundraiser at Woodford Wells Cricket Club (27 June). It’s good to be back.

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