Since 1954, the Troubador Club has built a prestigious reputation for providing originality in music, spoken word and atmosphere.
Skiffle, an obscure genre of music with a twist of jazz and folk, was a widely popular style in the United Kingdom during the 1950’s. It could regularly be heard at the Troubadour. As time progressed, this Bohemian-style coffee shop grew to become one of the area's major music venues.
Most notably, Richard Harris, Charlie Watts and Bob Dylan performed here in the 1960s. It continues to draw big name musicians - opera singer, Kate Corrigan, and Pete Doherty have played the small club's stage.
“That night was the craziest I’ve ever seen this place," reminisces John Talevera, the Troubadour Club’s music promoter.
- Text and image by Lisa Aprile.