A North London band will headline Nambucca next week, in an evening put together by Musicians Against Homelessness.

The first performance of 2017 from the indie rock ‘n’ roll group BLESS. follows from two tours of France, two performances at Glastonbury festival and countless gigs across the UK throughout 2016.

The band brings their distinct sound inspired by a range of soul, ska, 60s rock and psychedelia to the concert, which will raise funds for the national homelessness charity Crisis. 

The gig will be somewhat of a homecoming for the band’s bassist, Panashe Nyandoro, who attended Bishop Douglas School in Finchley.

He managed Nambucca and lived above it during a time in which it was famed for hosting gigs by Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, Frank Turner, The Libertines and Laura Marling, and being the place from which The Holloways formed while living there in the early 2000s.

The venue closed and its residents were forced to leave after a fire in 2008, reopening two years later before closing once again for a complete refurbishment prior to 2014.

Joining him on stage will be Joei Silvester, vocals and guitarist; Kieran Kearns, keyboard and vocals; and Moses Elliot on drums.

With Kieran as a new addition, the band have reformed from The Supernovas who developed a solid cult following between 2004 and 2013 playing with the likes of Babyshambles, Billy Bragg, Wilko Johnson and at festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and South by Southwest (SXSW) in the States.

Since their formation in September 2015, the band have toured the UK and France in support of their debut EP Music Comes First.

The lead track Daddy Didn't Make It As A Rockstar received particular attention, being described in the official Glastonbury Festival programme as 'a classic of our time'.

The band are currently working on their second single which is due for release this Spring. 

Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, N7 6LB, Tuesday, January 17. Details: 020 7561 0815

For more on BLESS. visit blessthisband.com