As promised to the manager on the night of our visit, here is the lowdown on Phonox as we saw it.
We travelled down from Leeds specifically for the Andrew Weatherall and Ewan Pearson gig Fri 16/03/18.
From the first interaction with the very welcoming security team, through to the happiest and most helpful bar staff I've encountered EVER down in that there London, our trip was a raging success.
The Guvnor and Ewan were on blisteringly twisted form, totally screwing with all our heads on the dance floor which contained yet more friendly happy people.
Bar prices were the same as we pay in Leeds city centre clubs and bars, cloakroom was spotless and in perfect order, the sound system was beautifully crisp and unbelievably, air conditioning that actually did the job properly........
Where's the arrogant, mercenary, and hostile London clubland that killed it off for me down there around 15 years back?
You wanna be careful being as good as this, people will start to talk!!!!
All in all, worth every penny we spent. Worth the train journey home the following afternoon in the awful blizzard and every ache that both our well over 40 year old frames threw at us the next couple of days!
On the night I spoke to the boss man down in the basement bar, saying how much we were enjoying our night and how impressed we were with the venue as a whole. He asked only one thing, if that's how we felt could we possibly post a review on Trip Advisor and say it out loud.
I like to keep a promise.
So here it is.
On all fronts.
We are already planning for another trip there, this time with some of our fellow Leeds club loving pals in tow.