A new coffee shop and music centre has just been opened in London's Camden Town and is expected to be a destination venue for professional musicians and coffee hounds.
Tower 47 is a New York styled coffee shop on Chalk Farm Road, next to the Barfly.
The front of the shop is a coffee shop but the music side of the business will comprise of a musical instrument retail department on the stage mezzanine. They promise to have on display high-end and highly sought after vintage gear. A spokesperson for the venue, Syd, told us "We are main dealers for Pearl, Gretsch, Ludwig, Mapex, Sabian, Meinl, Paiste, Vater, Vic Firth, ProMark, Evans, Remo, and that's just a few off the top of my head"
The mezzanine will also host secret lounge gigs..."this will happen when all the retail gets pushed to the back thus transforming the mezzanine into a stage overlooking the cafe. "
Tower47 will also have a full repair workshop for musicians' gear which will be overseen by Paddy who is the director of the Hackspace. He has a long list of accomplishments completed on behalf of known musicians and they are also in the process of building 7 soundproof rooms, 6 of which will be used for practice, lessons, rehearsals etc.
Syd told us "We are currently in the process of cementing endorsements from Pearl, Sabian, and Gretsch - all of which will be providing top-end equipment for each room. Pro musicians expect this type of equipment, and we are hoping that the beginners will also benefit from top-end gear as we hope it will motivate those who are in the learning stages of developing their passion."
There will also be 3 cafe art galleries which will host a monthly art exhibit featuring "some truly outstanding artist's work!"
The coffee shop is already open and the rest of the project is expected to be complete in 4 - 6 weeks.
The final word from Syd - ""Art, Coffee and Music...a combination we hope others enjoy as much as we do!"