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January 16, 2016


Whenever a band turns up to the studios we'll usually have a bit of a chat to them, and when it's the first time that we meet them there are a few topics that invariably come up - we usually ask them how they arrived, where they travelled from, and how long it took fo...

January 9, 2016

Bally Studios recently celebrated 7 years of trading in Tottenham Hale, and as co-founder I have been based in the area for over 8 years. In 2003 I was living in Highbury and Islington with my partner a few minutes walk away from the tube station, paying £798 a month f...

March 23, 2015

There was an interesting article over the weekend in The Guardian about the regeneration of Tottenham. However, here are some actual quotes from the article. “Great things are promised” “Those involved talk of “pulling together”, of ‘cross-party consensus’, of borough,...

November 13, 2013

Musicians can be sarcastic little buggers at the best of times, and many times when we mention the area of Bruce Castle the retort is, “Bruce Castle? So, is there actually a Castle there then?” Well, yes, of course there is, it was built in the 16th century and it is o...

July 11, 2013

Northumberland Park isn't one of the major areas of Tottenham, and neither is it somewhere that many people would ever travel into the area to visit, but that's not for any negative reason – it's simply an area where housing dominates. Unless you know someone who lives...

May 16, 2013

White Hart Lane is an area within Tottenham, but it's more famous as the home of Tottenham Hotspur with their football stadium dominating the whole area. 95% of visitors come for match days only, simply because there is not much more to the area, and there is maybe a p...

May 8, 2013

South Tottenham, is located, as you would imagine, at the very south of Tottenham, and it borders the predominantly Jewish-based community of Stamford Hill. Of all the areas that Tottenham as a whole borders, Stamford Hill is the area which many would see as being the...

May 2, 2013

Bruce Grove is the area that most people will have seen of Tottenham. For the wrong reasons. You remember the big building on the corner that was set fire to for the Tottenham Riots? That was in Bruce Grove. As was the bus that was set alight. So it's a bad area, yes?...

April 23, 2013


You could blindfold yourself in Seven Sisters, spin around a few times, and throw a dart in any direction (although I wouldn't recommend it), and there is about a 4% chance that you will hit a musician with it. The place is positively teaming with them. Studios, and m...

January 29, 2013

Seeing as this is where we are based, and the part of Tottenham that most of our customers will know best, we will start with Tottenham Hale. This area is the part of Tottenham that is least representative of Tottenham as a whole. Most people's opinion of the area is t...

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