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Farewell Spitz

By Tom Nuttall  

Last night I joined an odd collection of musos, trendies and City boys at a special gig to mark the closing of the Spitz, the bistro, gallery and music venue in Spitalfields market that for the last ten years or so has built up a reputation as one of the best places to hear live music in London. Although it maintained a refreshingly eclectic programming policy, its particular strengths were in all things “Americana”—country, folk and blues, all of which were well represented last night.

I’ve been a regular visitor over the years, and while the venue has occasionally missed…

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