VMS Live are delighted to be working in Partnership with Student Central to bring one of London’s most loved Venue Locations back to life!

The former ‘ULU’ & ‘Duck & Dive’ venues now known as the ‘Venue’ and ‘Library’ will be operating as full production complete stand alone venues in the coming months. The ‘Venue’ is capable of operating in both Standing and Seated formats with a capacity of up to 828 people and the ‘Library’ will be available as a 250 capacity standing venue. We will have full venue and production and venue specs ready shortly but for now if you need more information and venue avails, please contact us via the form below.

Upcoming Events

The Black Dahlia Murder

Sunday 24th January 2021

Verminous is The Black Dahlia Murder’s most dynamic, rousing and emotional release to date, and it achieves this without compromising one iota of heaviness.

As has been their MO since inception, the band intend to tour the record hard, planning on being on the road with Verminous for the next two to three years, as long as the demand is there. Having had very successful tours with Whitechapel and Meshuggah on the Nightbringers cycle, as well as converting some newbies to the Black Dahlia cause while out with Black Label Society and Insomnium, they look forward to the challenge of playing the increasingly complex music in which they deal.

Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang

Friday 12th February 2021

Random Hand

Saturday 01 May 2021

Inglorious

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Inglorious are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born.

The same albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album. This is the music they were born to play together – inspired by bands in the classic rock genre as diverse as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, to name a few.

Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion.

Nathan thought to himself, “Why are those classic albums so awesome?” He realised it was because “the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy.”

“Not only in rock but in Motown and even classical music they tracked everyone in the room at the same time,” adds Nathan. “The air movement from a bass drum, that same excitement you get when you perform, and that’s exactly how I wanted the album to feel.” Nathan wanted all his fellow musicians in the room at the same time, no click tracks, no auto tune and no overdubs. He wasn’t willing to compromise. Says Nathan – “For so long people have been hiding mistakes, singers using auto tune to make them sound perfect, double tracking to make it sound bigger and using click to play in time. There is none of that on this album.

Our albums are about vibe, feeling, excitement, energy and performance of songs we all wrote together. That’s how it came out that day and it will never be exactly the same again. We captured a series of moments that make up our debut album.”

Inglorious is composed of the inimitable frontman Nathan James, guitarist Danny Dela Cruz who partners Dan Stevens in an Inglorious dual axe attack, renowned Brazilian bassist Vinnie Colla, and drummer Phil Beaver (who was once signed to Mick Fleetwood’s label while still at school) A line-up that heralds a brand new era for the rising British stars.

Inglorious completed their second album in summer of 2016 when the had a few free weeks from a

80 show touring run that saw them tour the UK and Europe with The Winery Dogs, The Dead Daisies, Last in Line and Steel Panther. Recorded at the world famous Parr St studios, Liverpool and engineered by Tony Draper.

The studio the band tracked live in was the one that Coldplay recorded the clocks album in. The band wanted to keep the live energy like the first album but this studio took it to a whole different level of sound quality.

The debut album attracted a lot of great press and praise. Queens Brian May said “You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant – very Classic! And the musicianship is stunning. Amazing vocals, by the way!”

The follow up album was released on May the 12th and made the UK official midweek top ten and hit number one in the official UK rock chart. The album was mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley who has worked with the likes of Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa and Black Stone Cherry to name a few. Kevin said ” This is the best British band since, well I could say the Darkness but I really mean Led Zeppelin, amazing singer, amazing band.

The Bands 3rd album, recorded at Parr Street Studios again, mixed again by the legendary Kevin Shirley.

This one has it all. A couple of up tempo songs, a more metal routed song, a 6-minute epic, 2 ballads, 1 acoustic and the other big riffy bluesy stuff we are becoming known for. It’s a much darker feeling album and the artwork will reflect this too. The band were in the studio in May to do this, this was released Jan 2019, followed by an album launch tour.

2018 Nathan spent a successful winter touring with Jeff Wayne’s Musical version of War of The Worlds, something he is hoping to do again.

The start of 2019 and a successful Spring tour, the band toured the UK and Europe, including the best and most prestigious festivals in the summer of 2019

2020 sees the band in the studio for Album 4. In the middle of Lockdown, this is an album they are never going to forget, keeping the 6ft rule, they produced an album of pure quality. Recorded in Cardiff with the renowned producer Romesh Gogandoda this album is at another level.

The album is due out early 2021

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Where to Find Us

ULU Live

Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY

Disabled Access & Carer Tickets

We advise our customers to contact the venue via email  to check availability of disabled access and seating and also complete a basic registration document that will be sent on request. The stalls area of our venue has step free access but  is classed as a standing only venue and has limited availability for wheelchairs & seating which we bring out on some live music events. Once the venue has confirmed availability for a free carer ticket you can purchase a ticket through our authorised ticket agent. Please then send us the confirmation of the ticket purchased via email to   your names will then be put  on to a collection list at the front doors so  the Security & Venue Manager are aware of your arrival that night.