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Billy Lockett is playing a socially-distanced show at The Clapham grand in April 2021! After touring with some of the biggest names in music, Billy is taking to a stage that's all his own!
A Message from Billy: Hello I’m Billy Lockett. I’m a piano man. I grew up in a small town in the UK called Northampton with my crazy hippy dad. He encouraged me to have a career in music. After a few years things started to happen, I was playlisted on Radio 1 and went on tour supporting Birdy, Lana del Rey and KT Tunstall.
Dad died. I stopped everything and came back home. Went off the rails a bit. Got a cat. Spent the next 2 years in the cellar of my dad’s house writing songs. Grew an afro accidentally.
Moved to probably the smallest room in London. Played every open mic night in the city for a year. Sold out my first headline show. Got signed. Cut afro off. Spent another 2 years writing. Went off the rails again. Got help. Performed on Made In Chelsea as Josh’s baby shower gift to Binky…. obviously.
Toured with Lewis Capaldi and Electric Light Orchestra. Put my own tour on sale. Sold it out. Blew my mind. Broke up with my record label. Broke up with my Girlfriend…. well… she dumped me… (on WhatsApp!). Broke up with my heart.
Moved back to my dad’s old house (with cat). Wrote and recorded an EP called Reset. Became mates with James Corden. Performed live on the Late Late Show. Got new managers. Wrote, recorded, performed and self-released a modern classical piano-only album. It charted and got played on Classic FM. At the same time a DnB track I sang on was getting played on Radio 1. Made History as the first artist to do that.
Put Reflections EP together. Loved every song. Felt empowered. The songs were written during a darker time. But now I’m feeling really good. This EP is me reflecting on how far I’ve come, and to celebrate where I’m going.
Got played on the radio all over the world. Hired bodyguards to keep crazy fans from trying to cut locks of my hair off when i'm shopping in Lidl. Become best friends with Beyonce. Buy a lifetime supply of pot noodles. Get asked by JustEat to feature in their next advert... (probably).
That’s the story so far (and a little bit of what's probably going to happen very soon), follow me to see what happens next….
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SEATING & TABLES PRICING & ALLOCATION
Due to physical distancing all tickets are sold in pairs & tables of 4 across The Stalls and The Circle. If the Upper Circle is open we can sell tickets in allocation of 1-4 people per group with unreserved seating. When you go to purchase your tickets you can see the area of the venue you are buying within and you will automatically be allocated the best seats within that area. Please Note: By purchasing a ticket you are confirming that your group is from the same household or bubble.
To see images of seats & tables available check out our website HERE (link to https://claphamgrand.com/covid-safety-and-seating)
TABLE SERVICE FOR DRINKS & FOOD
We will have a full drinks menu available with table service, alongside snacks (hmmm Monster Munch!) and hot food (nachos and hot dogs, with vegan options).
It's amazing for us to be able to get back open again to host events, but nothing is more important that your safety. We are fully Covid Compliant (we did the first ever Government endorsed pilot live show and passed with flying colours) so rest assured we will make sure you have an incredible and safe time with us.
For more info check out our website HERE (link to https://claphamgrand.com/covid-safety-and-seating ) and don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all, we're here to give you a great night out!
COVID CANCELLATION - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
In the event of a show cancellation due to Covid restrictions we will reschedule the event and transfer your tickets over. If we can't reschedule the show, or you can't make the rescheduled date, we will give a full refund minus the booking fee.
ABOUT THE CLAPHAM GRAND & OUR RESTORATION FEE
The Clapham Grand has been providing entertainment for 120 years, and is one of the UK's oldest remaining Variety Halls. After a successful Crowdfunder campaign to prevent permanent closure during Covid-19 we are beginning to open with a run of physically distanced events, which whilst operating at a loss gives as the chance to bring our staff back to work, rebuild out business model and most of all have you back to be entertained here again.
During this period of loss making trading during & immediately after Covid-19 we are implementing a £1 restoration fee on each ticket, which goes towards helping us maintain our beautiful venue.
SMOKING AREA & CLOAKROOM:
Unfortunately due to the nature of Covid Compliance we aren't able to operate our Cloakroom so you will be required to keep coats and bags on you. Please don't bring anything larger than a rucksack into the venue, if this is unavoidable please contact us in advance so we can make arrangements for you! Our smoking area opens an hour after doors.
Due to distancing our toilets are limited in capacity, so please bear with us, especially during intervals if there is a queue.
Unfortunately we don't have any parking at the venue, but we are opposite Clapham Junction Station, the busiest (and best) station in Europe.
The cheapest parking available is at www.justpark.com in the station.
If you require assistance in accessing the venue please don't hesitate to contact us in advance so we can make sure we can facilitate this.
Our address is 21-25 St John's Hill, SW11 1TT. We are directly opposite Clapham Junction Station (St John's Hill exit side).
If you have any accessibility questions about coming here please visit our website here https://claphamgrand.com/accessibility/ & if you have any further questions don't hesitate to get in touch.
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