EALING Live, the event which brings new and original bands back into pubs, welcomes a new venue into its portfolio.

The Drapers Arms, in Ealing High Street, will host its first gig on Friday, January 31. 

From around 8pm, the pub will feature three emerging bands chosen for the quality of their songs and ability to put on a great show. Each will play for 40 minutes and entry is free.

The line-up of acts will be announced in early January.

Ealing Live was launched in 2018 by indie band Near Death Experience (NDX), who released their debut album Mouth To Mouth last July, with the four-piece outfit regularly featuring on the roster.

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The initiative is supported by long-standing non-profit heritage group, The Ealing Club. 

NDX singer Ian Whiteling said: “It’s a fantastic pub smack in the heart of Ealing, one of the birth places of popular music in the UK.

“It’s just a short walk from Ealing Broadway station, with a wonderful atmosphere.

“We’re always looking for new pubs to come on board and share the Ealing Live experience with their customers.”