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A Minute in London with Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Apr 4, 2016

Welcome to "A Minute In …" — a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, London duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker take us on a tour of their favorite listening rooms, coffee shops, and parks.


This is Tintico, a coffee shop in Finchley, north London, near Ben's studio. We meet here before most rehearsals for a caffeine boost.

The Harrison

The Harrison pub on Harrison Street in King's Cross is the home of our very own night. The Folkroom is held two Wednesdays a month. Many of our favourite acts do a music turn down in its basement venue. Great food, great beer, and, naturally, great music

Ben's studio

This is Ben's studio (complete with Ben). This is where we seem to spend most of our time. We record all our demos here and quite a few of our previous albums.

Clissold Park

This is Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. I walk here most days. I get to watch all the seasons change from here — green leaves growing, turning orange then falling off the trees and round again. Quite inspiring images for songwriting, I find. 

Hobgoblin Music

Hobgoblin Music in Central London (Denmark Street) is where we get a lot of our music supplies. Ben can sometimes be found here trying out guitars, mandolins, etc … anything with strings!  

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker are London residents and musicians. Their latest EP Through the Clouds is available now.

All photos by Josienne Clarke, except lede photo, courtesy of the artist.

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