An intimate BYOB that features live music, artists, comedians, comedic plays, photographers, and eclectic films, up close and personal.
The Living Room At 35 East is a modern listening room with couches, comfortable chairs and pillows. Bring a bottle of wine, beer or cocktail and listen to some of your favorite artists, comedians, films, plays or poetry.
Since our space is small the performances are especially intimate.
The Living Room is located In the heart of Ardmore surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shops, and parking is available in the municipal lot next door to our venue. Or you can take the train to the Ardmore Train Station and walk one block down Lancaster Ave.
Our doors open at 7:00pm and our shows start after 8:00pm, unless otherwise noted. We request that you arrive early in order to not disturb the performances. We look forward to having you join us in our Living Room!
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the venue.
Join us at The Living Room for a solo performance by Cliff Hillis, one of the best singer-songwriters in the Philadelphia area. It will be a rare solo performance in an intimate listening room. Hillis is one of the busiest musicians in the Philadelphia area. He is an award-winning singer-songwriter and leader of the band Cliff Hillis and The Forward Thinkers. He also contributes his guitar and bass playing skills to regional favorites David Uosikkinen's In the Pocket, Smash Palace and Starbelly, and he is a former member of Ike and John Faye's Power Trip. Hillis has toured worldwide with Patty Smyth, The Orchestra with members of the original Electric Light Orchestra and US Rails. Hillis' most recent recording, "Many Happy Returns," was released in 2017 on TallBoy Records and features his signature brand of power pop. It is his seventh release under his own name and includes songwriting collaborations with Dan Bern, Bill DeMain and Robbie Rist. In addition to performing and recording his music, Hillis is a noted producer and engineer and works at his studio, The Hacienda, in Phoenixville.
The Hot Club of Philadelphia will perform a rare, stripped down acoustic concert at The Living Room. It will feature bandleader Barry Wahrhaftig on guitar, Joseph Arnold on violin and Jim Stager on bass. The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by Wahrhaftig. The band has since become very popular, selling out theaters and other venues in the region. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing "Gypsy Jazz." That term is used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original Quintet of the Hot Club of France, which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Reinhardt and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American "Hot Jazz," as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Reinhardt and Grappelli added some French and gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The Hot Club of Philadelphia mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France along with their own modern influences.
Come out and celebrate the holidays at The Living Room at 35 East. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Roach will perform his 13th Annual All Original Christmas Show! Roach will be performing only original holiday songs. So, you won't hear the same stuff you hear year after year in every store. He will be joined by special guest Emily Loscalzo. Roach began as a quasi-comedian. When he was 15 years old he started the sketch comedy group Jim's Prom Picture Inc. He says: "It was like 'Saturday Night Live,' but funny!" Over the next 8 years the group played all over the Philadelphia area. During this time Matt began writing comedy songs to perform along with the sketches. After Jim's Prom Picture Inc. ended, he started to concentrate on writing music. He kept writing and now, 25 years and 500 songs later, he is still going strong. Roach doesn't play any cover songs. He says, "I never taught myself any (covers) because the original artist would perform the song much better than I ever could. So it's fast, slow, happy, sad, possibly demented music… but all original, all the time." Roach has performed hundreds of shows throughout the east coast. He has opened for noted touring artists including Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Forbert, Hamell on Trial, Steve Poltz, The Alarm and Peter Tork (the Monkees). He has released eight CDs, including a double holiday CD, "Matt Roach: Naughty & Nice." He has received radio airplay in the U.S. and Europe.
If you're longing for some real music that you can feel in your heart, lyrics that speak to your soul, and a live performance with the power to blow the roof off the sky, you can stop right here. If you're tired of all the staged choreography, blinding light shows, capes, costumes, lip-synching and auto-tunes that seems to have taken over live performances, you have found a place to rest, refresh, and renew. Welcome to the world of Laura Cheadle. Along with her Family Band, she has opened for some of the biggest names in the business and won numerous awards, including Best Indie Jazz/Blues Band at WXPN-sponsored Tri- State Indie Music Awards. She has performed on stages from New York City to London, appeared on Channel 6/ABC's "Tuned In" as the very first Viewers' Choice, on the Channel 10/NBC "10" show and on the national reality show "Next Great Family Band." Cheadle was recently featured in Curve Magazine, was named one of 100 Women We Love in Go Magazine, and was declared a Super Woman in South Jersey Magazine for her active charity work.
On October 30th, Kenn Kweder debuted at The Living Room with his sold-out Kweder Not On Broadway (K.N.O.B.) show. This time around Kweder will continue his unique brand of music and madness with his long-time friend and fellow singer-songwriter Nik Everett. The two will share songs and stories about their lives in the crazy music business. Legendary Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kenn Kweder has been a folk/rock 'n roll institution in Philly since the early '70s, where his unique original songs, dynamic live performances and self-promotion savviness made him the king of South Street and the entire city. Kweder's original band caught the eye of, among others, Clive Davis of Arista Records. Although the coveted record deal never came, Kweder has spent his entire life as a performing musician, a feat that isn't easy. And he has done it on his own terms. After The Secret Kidds disbanded he has led bands with names including the Radio Church of God, the Men From K.W.E.D.E.R., the Men From P.O.V.I.C.H., the Men from W.A.W.A., the Employees, the Codependents, and the Enablers. His first release was in 1977 when he put out the 45 RPM single "Man on the Moon"/ "Suzy Said So." He has released several albums over the years including "Kwederology Volumes 1 and 2," a compilation of live and studio material from 1981 to 2002. "Adventures of a Secret Kidd: The Mass Hallucination of Kenn Kweder," a documentary and career retrospective, was released to critical acclaim in 2015.
Stay tuned for these future shows at The Living Room!
For more information on the artists, or to buy tickets, please click the artists' names.
December 1st - Gloria Galante's Harp Christmas
December 6th - Cliff Hillis
December 7th - The Hot Club of Philadelphia
December 8th - Matt Roach: The All Original Christmas Show 2018
December 14th - Laura Cheadle: A Very Cheadle Christmas
December 15th - Nik Everett and Kenn Kweder
December 20th - The Flies
December 23rd - Lansdowne String Quartet Christmas Show
December 28th - Greg Farnese
December 29th - A Night Before New Year's with Lizanne Knott
January 4th - Kipyn Martin
January 11th - John Byrne
January 12th - Craig Bickhardt
January 17th - Carolann Solebello
January 18th - Minas
January 25th - Michael Ronstadt and Rick Denzien
January 26th - Hotsy Totsy
- A.D. Amorosi, for the Inquirer, February 23, 2018
- The Town Dish, February 28, 2018
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Parking is available in the municipal lot next door to our venue.
You can also take the Septa Paoli/Thorndale regional rail to the Ardmore Station and walk one block to The Living Room.