Blue Monday: Live, Loud (and in your living room!)

Venue: Boogaloo, Highgate

When: Every second Monday of the month, 7.30pm

Blue Monday is an amazing live music event run for lesbian and bi women but welcoming to all who are like minded. For those who don't live in London or who are housebound (don't spread your winter bugs!) fear not as this truly amazing night is streamed live, you can even watch previous events at your own convenience. If you prefer the live atmosphere the night is free to enter and drinks are pretty reasonable too. Blue Monday is hosted by Miri Hersh. She has an amazing team behind her to pull off this modern music medley.

Last night's set was chocker block with 8 acts due to the L Fest Takeover- for free entry, that was exceptional value

Mandy Woods kicked off the night with 'Don't wanna Run', with a slightly country vibe this was a catchy tune. Mandy will also be performing as her alter ego at L Fest in July. 

Next up was Fate Bagley who sang 'Army', a cover of The Cranberries 'Zombie ' and 'The Best Days of My Life' which is about L Fest. I challenge anyone not to rap their feet to that one!

Third up was Beth Prior who has been quoted as saying she plays music to keep herself sane! She sang 'Feel You', 'Nomad', 'Leaders' and 'Green Tea'.

Our next instalment was Mini Hersh with 'Barcelona', 'Blue Skies', a cover of 'Parachute' and 'make You Smile' which is inspired by nights out in Soho.

The fifth act wasn't so much an act as founder of L Fest Cindy giving the audience some information on L Fest and all it has to offer in 2013.

With three acts still to go I was amazed at the variety and talent of the acts so far. 

Xylaroo are a sister duo who together released some amazingly beautiful harmonies. They treated us to 'Track a Lackin', 'La Chaim Habibi', 'Pauline' and 'Man to Ape' which featured a part of King of the Swinger from The Jungle Book.

The next act was Jordan's Dead Roses who were described as Gothic Folk. 'Pomegranate Wine' led into 'Halloween', followed by 'Get Me Some Money Too' and 'I'm Your Man'.

The final act of the night was The Lyrically Challenged Collective, a hip hop group spreading positive vibes and messages. We got to hear their song 'Struggles' to which they have just completed the video, which is bring launched on 14 June at Passing Clouds in Dalston. They ended their set with 'Humans Unite'. This was a slightly toned down version of their music, normally set to a DJ, but tonight working with an acoustic guitar and some bear boxing.

If you missed this epic night (normally there are 4 or 5 acts each month) you can catch it online via Planet London's streaming page. Each event is also streamed live right on the website.