Nico’s Bar at Hackney Bridge launches new music night: ‘Around The World with Nico’

Canalside favourite Hackney Bridge has unveiled a new event series at the recently opened Nico’s Bar in East London, harnessing a plethora of musical cultures from around the world with music evenings every Friday. Around The World with Nico will celebrate the best in music from all corners of the globe, with a beautiful range of artists performing in the new bar space, with views of Hackney Wick and the Olympic Park. Each evening will play host to two 45 min sets. Performances will start at 7.30pm, with space and tables being allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

The series will launch on 8th March and starts strong with the brilliant Javier Camilo Trio – guests can expect reflections of his Cuban heritage via rumbas, timbas and cha chas balanced with his experience as a session artist throughout Europe. The following Friday (15th March) will play host to German/Somali artist SAHRA melding 70s soul with a familiar folkiness inspired by Joni Mitchell. She’ll be joined by some of her various friends in the industry throughout her sets. The third weekend (22nd March) presents Sounds of West Africa with the Dele Sosimi Trio. Led by Nigerian-British afrobeat ambassador Dele Sosimi, the group specialises in mixing African percussion with traditional Nigerian music and funky grooves, delivered with an underlying beat of jazz. They will be followed by Afro Jazz Grooves with Phil Dawson Trio on 29th March; a previous collaborator of Dele Sosimi, Phil and his band will play a heady blend of African, Brazilian, Jazz and Funk. The full program for March is as below, with announcements of acts for April and May to follow shortly: 

8th March – A Taste Of Cuba with Javier Camilo Trio 

15th March SAHRA & Friends 

22nd March – Sounds Of West Africa with Dele Sosimi Trio 

29th March – Afro Jazz Grooves with Phil Dawson Trio 

Food and drinks will be readily available, with Nico’s Bar serving a range of excellent cocktails made with Bacardi Rum alongside a selection of local beers. For dining options, head across Hackney Bridge Kitchens. Guests will find a selection of London’s best street food vendors serving everything from Bovine smash burgers; Filipino BBQ from dons at Filigrillz, fresh pizza from Made in Puglia, some of the best tacos in the capital from Mex Club, modern Japanese street food from Rainbo, and buttery, flaky roti and curry from the crowd pleasers at Tamila

Around the World with Nico will launch Friday 8th March. For further information, please visit: