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“Very cool venue”
Review of Aeolian Hall

Aeolian Hall
Ranked #13 of 86 things to do in London
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Attended to see Broadsway show and was so pleasantly surprised by the venue. Great acoustics and laid back and intimate vibe. It's very civilized to be able to get a glass of wine and a cheese plate to enjoy at a table while you watch the show.

Thank klashToronto
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I have been to the Aeolian Hall many times for concerts and have always experienced wonderful sound in a warm intimate atmosphere. The quality of artists that are attracted to this venue are amazing. I have just heard Kelly Lee Evans but have also heard concerts by Elizabeth Shepherd and Laila Baili.
It is a real community music hall with a great vibe!
It is truly a London institution that keeps on getting better and more connected with the city and it's own neighbourhood. I just wish I had more time to go to concerts!

Thank CycleChic20
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Aeolian Hall is built on the beautifully restored second floor of the old East London firehall. The acoustics are superb, and you are up-close and personal with the performers. The playbill runs heavily to folk, jazz, Latin, and African music, but many other genres appear from time to time. We have enjoyed every concert we have attended here.

The staff, mainly arts-loving volunteers, are friendly and helpful. A small bar offers wine, draught and bottle beer, and soft drinks.

Free parking is available across the street in a kitchen supply company parking lot.

Thank James G
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I've seen lots of shows here, and it is really one of London's little treasures. It's at it's best seeing bands that are on the acoustic side (or at least aren't too loud). Dan Mangan did his encore totally un-amped to take advantage of the wonderful acoustics. I love this place!

Thank LondonOnttraveller
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Our group of ten went to hear Lauren Mann and her band. The first warm-up act (man on guitar and female singer), were so over-amplified we could barely make out one word in their several songs. This was pointed out to the sound man prior to the second warm-up group, which was a 4-person band. They were even more extremely amplified, such that it was almost painful to listen to them, and again we could not make out the words to their songs. Clearly the sound man took no corrective action, or maybe even upped the wattage.

The Aeolian Hall is far too small a hall for any instrumental amplification, and probably even for amplifying a singer. Only acoustic instruments should be permitted in this venue.

We could not stand the noise and left before the second warm-up group finished, so we did not get to hear the main attraction.

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