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20-05-2019
Variety Open Mic @ The Pig's Palace at The Pig's Palace 06/06/2019
20-05-2019
Variety Open Mic With Featured Act Ed Mayhew at The Pig's Palace 30/05/2019
19-05-2019
Comment posted about Virtually Acoustic @ The Library
23-04-2019
Variety Open Mic With Featured Act The Alamo at The Drift In Cafe Bar 15/05/2019
23-04-2019
Variety Open Mic With Featured Act Vanessa King & John Nicholls at The Drift In Cafe Bar 01/05/2019
17-04-2019
The Priory added to venues
15-04-2019
Comment posted about Blaby Open Mic
11-04-2019
Comment posted about Monday Club
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 27/05/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 20/05/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 13/05/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 06/05/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 29/04/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 22/04/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 15/04/2019
08-04-2019
Open Mic at Virtually Acoustic @ The Library 08/04/2019
04-04-2019
Comment posted about Monday Club
18-03-2019
The Twist Sunday Sessions @ The Drift In Cafe at The Drift In Cafe Bar 28/04/2019
18-03-2019
Variety Open Mic With Featured Act John Wallis at The Drift In Cafe Bar 03/04/2019
18-03-2019
Variety Open Mic With Featured Act Robin Chaphekar at The Drift In Cafe Bar 20/03/2019

Virtually Acoustic

Virtually Acoustic

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About

The Virtually Acoustic Club, affectionately known as 'The VAC', has been promoting acoustic (ish) artists and singer songwriters in London since 1997 with weekly open mic nights and regular gigs and showcases. Through the venues pages this website has become the No 1 resource for artists seeking places to play across the UK.

The club has used a number of venues over the years. The Music Cafe in London Bridge, Moriarty's Bar in Islington, Tinderbox Café in Islington, Progress Bar in Tufnell Park, The Plough Inn in Walthamstow, The Perseverance in Marylebone, Kiss The Sky in Hampstead and currently The Library in Islington.

Open Mic (sometimes spelled Open Mike) is a great way for artists to try out their craft and meet other musicians. There were very few open mic nights around when The Virtually Acoustic Club began although folk clubs have been around for a very long time. The old folk clubs tended to be quite traditional and frowned upon those of us who didn't play 'real folk music'. Many of them also required some kind of membership. So when open mic clubs for singer songwriters began to appear the idea became popular very quickly and now there are hundreds of them.