The idea of COMMUNUTY was hatched by Kevin Coakley, founder of The Sound Sniffer in the summer of 2021, based on the success of ‘The Ruby Sessions’ in his homeland of Dublin. The gig night is not for profit, all artists performing are paid and every attendee is encouraged to donate a small cash donation to the events chosen charity on the night. The gigs will take place in the wonderful music room at the Finsbury in Manor House.

The first ever gig (Community #1) is going ahead on Sunday September 19th 2021 – 7pm

The gigs are curated by a wonderful team of fellow musicians. Learn who’s involved here.

All cash raised on September 19th’s opening night will go to ‘All People All Places‘ – a local homeless charity doing great work in North London.

Bookers / Gig Curators / Contributors:

Alex Bayly
Niamh Downes
Leo Appleyard
Noé Solange
Simeon Rodgers

Admin and general maintenance:
Sienna Filipetto

Event Artwork:
Julia Smith

Visit the ‘Community’ Website for more :

:: September 19th Line-Up ::
Izzie Yardley

DG Solaris


October 17th Line-Up



Ross K

November 21st Line-Up

Noe Solange 

Alex Bayly


The Sound Sniffer is also a gig booker and has started booking gigs in London since late 2019. The regular showcases and gigs are assembled from artists found in the blog’s submissions inbox. We want to give those who wouldn’t normally get the chance to stand on stage an opportunity to do just that.

We have booked gigs at ‘The Fox & Firkin’ and ‘The Finsbury’ to date.

Announcement: 10/08/21 – The Sound Sniffer is proud to announce a Sunday Residency at The Finsbury, North London. Starting the third Sunday of September 2021.

Past Gigs

31st October 2019

Darshaan / Brother Jonathan / Jay Marwaha

Fox & Firkin


23rd January 2020

Neev / TADGH / Alex Bayly / Frankie Morrow

Fox & Firkin


12th May 2020

The Modern World / Urchin / Noé Solange

The Finsbury (Cancelled due to COVID 19)


About ‘The Sound Sniffer’

The Sound Sniffer is a one-man music blog which is still only a baby – Founded by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists I find in my submissions inbox.

Check out my Interviews HERE

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