A new members club launching next month is aiming to become the “home” for London’s music industry.
Tape London Members Club will open in Hanover Square on September 17. Designed as “a central hub of creativity and celebration”, it will also serve as a live music venue and has its own recording studio.
It will offer a 150-capacity private members club space – Little Tape, featuring food, a bar and late night license, as well as a Baby Grand piano, guitars, and musical equipment for use by all guests.
The private members space will be the only in London to offer a fully equipped, sound proofed recording studio. Tape Studio is a concept inspired by Grammy award winning producer Dallas Austin (pictured) and has been designed by Munro Acoustics who were behind studio projects such as Abbey Road, AIR Studios and Tile Yard. Tape Studio also has its own in house technical teams.
Austin said: “I have been working with the team behind Tape London for many years and it is a pleasure to be a part of this exciting new concept. The venue is exactly what London needs; it’s refreshing to see a space designed by the music industry for the music industry and I look forward to using Tape London as my home in the city.”
Separately, there will be a 250-capacity nightclub space – Tape London – open to the public, complete with a fully sized stage for performances. The venue staged Jess Glynne’s album launch party on Wednesday night (August 26).
Adorning the walls of Little Tape will be musical memorabilia such as Sir Paul McCartney’s original contract for Live and Let Die, Kurt Cobain’s denim vest, a hand written poem from Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry’s Cherry Red Gibson 335 guitar.