Music Room London was established its first rehearsal studio in 1985, when it was located in the basement of The Garden Gallery on Monson Road, New Cross Gate. This small basement studio, famous for its toasted cheese sandwiches, was frequented by many including Daevid Allen’s Franco-British progressive/psychedelic rock band Gong.

The old green shop front of the gallery and Music Room London can be seen clearly in the 2004 movie Shaun of The Dead, which was filmed across in the Duke of Albany pub (The Winchester) and in the street outside. Another claim to fame for the gallery back in 1985 was that it could count among its employees one Jim Moir – better known as comedian Vic Reeves.

One of Music Room London’s most enduring rehearsal clients are ‘The High Llamas’ formed by guitarist and songwriter Sean O’Hagan who introduced several legions of rockers to us at Music Room London.

Arthur Lee rehearsed with the High Llamas back in Music Room London’s Monson Road day’s around 1998. You can read more about Arthur’s time in New Cross here.

Lee Hazlewood (July 9, 1929 – August 4, 2007), rehearsed at the Music Room London for his final European tour circa 2001 at our current location, accompanied by his friend the late great guitar player Al Casey (The Wrecking Crew, Elvis Presley etc). Lee returned for his last gig, the Heroes & Villains Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in 2004.

We later moved to the former New Cross Library an Andrew Carnegie building in 1994 and created five rehearsal studios. Incorporating in 2003, before which we had been known as simply ‘Music Room’ we became known as Music Room London.

Since the early days Music Room London’s business has expanded into most aspects of live performance & event production. Our corporate arm, Genie Productions, provides audio-visual services including conference production, stage sets, corporate video, road shows and product launches, with a client list which includes global corporations, large UK companies, local authorities, PCTs and educational establishments.

Music Room London is the best solution in town for rehearsals, hire, repairs, and accessory shop. A truly diverse business with fanatically loyal customer support.

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Music Room London was the production HQ for the film Shaun of the Dead. See pix and read about the fun!

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Music Room London is quite frankly the best rehearsal studios that we have used in the whole of London, & we've rehearsed almost everywhere.

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