Chelmsford has a dedicated music and comedy venue again, as The Loop has opened on Tindal Street, opposite Shire Hall, where Ancient Lights used to be. The launch party was on Saturday 16th February 2013. The Loop replaces Hooga (previously called Barhouse).
Barhouse / Hooga was closed down by its managers, Jon Board and Marc Miller, due to complaints by nearby residents about the noise coming from the old Victoria Road venue. The new venue is away from residential dwellings. Hopefully this will be the last of the the name changes!
The Loop features a floor dance downstairs with bar and seating upstairs overlooking. It is more like a lounge bar with live music and dance than a music venue and should appeal to a more diverse range of people.
Monthly Blues Music
The Loop will be hosting a Monthly Blues In The City Acoustic Blues & Roots, the first of which is on Wednesday 27th February 2013. Rag Mama Rag will be playing with support from Geoff Johnson & Joel Fisk
There is also a monthly comedy night, held (we think) on the last Thursday of the month. The first is on Thursday 29th February 2013 and will be hosted by Andy Poole.
- The Loop
- 1 Tindal St
- Chelmsford CM1 1ER
Tindal Square in Chelmsford has always been at the centre of Chelmsford’s music scene. It was on Tindal Square that Jimi Hendrix and The Who played at the Corn Exchange. There are several other Chelmsford music venues close by too, such as the Golden Fleece.