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Flock ’n’ roll! Bands play for the Lamb

Musicians make album to raise funds for Holloway Road pub forced to close during lockdown

15 January, 2021 — By Helen Chapman

Jez Miller, who drums on the fund-raising album Hatful Of Holloway

MUSICIANS have released an album in a bid to raise funds for one of their favourite pubs.

The Lamb in Holloway Road is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money after the series of lockdowns shut the bar trade, with uncertainty over when customers will be able to return amid the coronavirus.

Twenty-two bands who have previously played at the pub have now stepped in by recording songs for fundraising album, Hatful Of Holloway.

The Lamb pub in Holloway Road

Adrian Clarke, the pub’s landlord, said: “I am overwhelmed by the fact that bands and artists from north London who have either played in the pub or have drunk in here have come together to make this.

“Holloway Road has a rich musical heritage and it is brilliant to be able to in some small way celebrate that.”

Lamb landlord Adrian Clarke

Jez Miller, who curated the album and plays for two of the bands, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, and Flesh Tetris, said: “From the first time we went in there after band rehearsal, I just loved the Lamb. Cosy and candlelit with a fantastic range of ales, live music and crisps, [it was] essential post-rehearsal nourishment.”

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