Saya photo by Alex Lam
Saya photo by Alex Lam

Friday, January 20th was circled on many Londoner’s calendars because that was the night that London’s newest intimate newest venue, The Rosewood Room would come alive with a unique blend of R&B, Hip-Hop, and alt-pop featuring a strong collection of emerging R&B talent from London and Toronto. Saya (Toronto), Luxe (Toronto), Noita (London/Toronto), and R. Flex (London). And ‘alive’ the venue came as it was filled quickly after the doors opened just in time to experience all four acts! View photos below.

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Venue Review: The Rosewood Room (located in The Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame beside London Music Hall) is a quite a comfortable space that is uniquely it’s own and doesn’t necessarily feel like it’s in London, ON. It features plenty of dark wood throughout the entire space, a red velvet backdrop behind an intimate low-rise stage that fits comfortably up to three performers. It’s a darkly lit narrow room that has some stand-up tables with stools on one side and a bar on the other. A handful of notable black and white photos of performers line the walls. The Rosewood Room runs side-by-side and connects through to The Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame (which is used as the main entrance to get to The Rosewood Room from Dundas St.) with it’s two spacious connecting entrances. It’s a nice option to move between the relaxed lounge vibes of The Rosewood Room while also having the opportunity to experience London’s music history archive which is on display within the old wood and glass cabinets which lined both sides of the Hall of Fame. The Rosewood Room itself feels like it will comfortably fit about 40 to 50 people (double that amount of people if you want to include the Hall of Fame side). So how did the musicians sound? The acoustics were warm and lovely – just how you would hope it would sound. Sure, there are a few areas that could be improved, like a strange white door near the stage that opened occasionally on its own, but honestly, there was really nothing that should stop you from visiting the Rosewood Room as soon as possible!

This event was presented by London Music Hall, Indie Underground & 94.9 CHRW.

Photos by Indie Underground Photographer, Alex Lam.

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.