The Roof Gardens private members club in Kensington has scooped the award for ‘Best Live Music Venue’ at this year’s London Club Awards. Held on Tuesday 12th June at The Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane; the awards celebrated another twelve months of exceptional creative achievements in London’s exciting entertainment scene.
The Roof Gardens is proud to be the inaugural winner of this newly created category of ‘Best Live Music Venue’. The Club was also nominated for ‘Best Club’ at the awards.
The award comes after an extremely successful year for The Roof Gardens, which also celebrates its 31st birthday this year. With fierce competition from Ronnie Scott’s and The o2 Academy Islington, The Roof Gardens was chosen as the winner by an esteemed judging panel that included Mark Armstrong and the singer Paul Young.
Jon Brown, Managing Director of Virgin Limited Edition, said: “Winning the ‘Best Live Music Venue’ at this year’s London Club Awards is a wonderful achievement for The Roof Gardens. The entire club team has worked tirelessly to ensure our live music programme is a success and winning this prestigious award is evidence of that.”
The Club at The Roof Gardens has enjoyed two successful seasons of its Live Music Programme. Held in a marquee within the picturesque Tudor Gardens every Friday and Saturday night during the winter seasons, over 200 new and established talents have performed. During the sold-out ticketed live music nights, over 10,000 live music fans came through the door. Key acts included Marie J Cooper (who went on to be one of the finalists on BBC’s The Voice) and ‘The Loveable Rogues‘(one of the finalists on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent).
Matt Roper has been Club Manager at The Roof Gardens for three years. Known for his innovation and ambition, Matt brings creativity and attention to detail that stems from interacting with customers and understanding what they expect on a night out. During his time in the position, he has brought fireworks, live music, magicians, stilt walkers and fire eaters, whilst introducing some of the best artists and DJ’s to The Roof Gardens.
The Roof Gardens 6th Floor, The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, England. www.roofgardens.virgin.com