Leftfoot was founded back in 2000 by Adam Regan and Richard Whittingham, and has evolved into one of the most important left-of-centre, soul-based projects in the UK. Voted the best Club Night by Gilles Peterson in 2003, the intervening decade has witnessed Leftfoot’s pioneering progression, hosting guests across a vibrant palette covering house, hip-hop, disco, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, drum & bass, techno, Afrobeat, Latin and more.
In 2006, spurred on by the success of Leftfoot as a club brand, Adam Regan took over the Bulls Head in Moseley and a year later The Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. The Hare and Hounds is the epitome of intimacy and maintains high standards of production and hospitality. This listed building offers two low-slung rooms housed above the bar in what is also considered one of the best pubs in the locality. The Bull’s Head offers a similar template of a club-within-a-pub, providing brilliant spaces for club nights, live acts and more, forming an integral part of Birmingham’s ongoing music and cultural renaissance. It’s within these walls where a selection of local and national promoters hold their parties, including the revered Leftfoot collective who continue to stoke the city’s dynamic scene.
Promoters like Le Lieu, This is Tmrw, Circles, Prospec & Birmingham Promoters have all helped shape The Hare and Hounds as one of the best venues for national and international artists across the globe and between the brands the likes of Laura Mvula, Alt J, Wild Nothing, Japandroids, Toro Y Moi, Cyril Hahn, Mosca, Jacques Greene, Fabio, Goldie, Shogun Audio have all graced the Hare & Hounds or Bull’s Head in recent years.
As for Leftfoot, the brand never stands still and is continually striving to push underground music in Birmingham and beyond. Leftfoot has recently hosted some of the hottest DJ, producers and live acts in the country including Julio Bashmore, Gaslamp Killer, Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Ben UFO, Mount Kimbie and Horse Meat Disco, as well as developing and nurturing local talent with a team of Birmingham’s finest up and coming DJs making up the Leftfoot Residents team.
Leftfoot’s residents have always been very important to the growth of the brand, making sure the vibes are always right for the headliners…The latest addition to the Leftfoot residents team along side Adam Regan, Sam Redmore & Matt Beck is Midlands deep house don Mark E, who has long being a supporter of Leftfoot, so expect to catch Mark at select shows throughout the year.