Monday, March 27, 2017

Brits On Stage

(and a few Australian & Irish ones too!) 

Make sure to visit us on Facebook @BritsLoveLA for ticket giveaways!

+Little Mix
opening for Ariana Grande

Honda Anaheim
March 30th
Tickets Here

joins the L.A. Gay Men's Chorus in
April 1st & 2nd
Click here for a great deal on tickets 

+Richard Ashcroft Official 
+The Wiltern 
April 3rd
Tickets Here

The Fonda

April 5th
Tickets Here

Santa Barbara Bowl

April 11th
Tickets Here

Fox Theater, Pomona

April 13th
Tickets Here

+Two Door Cinema Club 
w/ Jack Garratt
+Santa Barbara Bowl 
April 14th
Tickets Here

April 14th - 16th SOLD OUT
April 21st - 23rd SOLD OUT

The Ace Hotel

April 17th
Tickets Here

Fox Theater Pomona
April 18th
Tickets Here

Santa Barbara Bowl

April 18th
Tickets Here

The Theatre at the Ace
April 18th
Tickets Here

The Shrine

April 19th
Tickets Here

The Roxy

April 19th

The Fonda

April 20th - Tickets Here
April 21st - Tickets Here

+Saban Theatre 

May 5th
Goldstar have a deal on tickets here

The Fonda

May 11th
Tickets Here

The Roxy

May 20th
Tickets Here

Rose Bowl
May 20th - Tickets Here
May 21st - Tickets Here

(Morrissey's 58th Unhappy Birthday Celebration)
El Rey
May 22nd

opening for Band of Horses
+Greek Theatre 
May 25th
Tickets Here

The Regent

June 12th
Tickets Here

Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario)

June 14th
Tickets Here

Staples Center
June 20th/21st
Tickets Here

QUEEN w/ Adam Lambert
Hollywood Bowl
June 26th
Tickets Here

The Greek

June 29th
Tickets Here

+The Greek Theatre 
 July 6th
Tickets Here


80’s Weekend #4

July 29th

The Shrine
August 9th
Tickets Here

The Fonda
August 10th

Greek Theater
August 13th
Tickets Here

+The Forum 

September 15th Tickets Here 
September 16th Tickets Here

Win tickets to see Rag 'n' Bone Man at the Fonda!

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Not all Brits in LA Members live in Los Angeles: in fact a fair number are scattered around the globe. 

This week’s Meet a Member is +Steve Sidelnyk 
who lives in Whitstable, Kent, UK

Steve on drums - photography Spider 

Seeing as you don’t live in Los Angeles how did you end up joining Brits in LA? 
I lived in LA for 10 years till 2014 and it is my second home and the Brits In LA Community was an important part of my life there. I made so many great friends and always loved the social gatherings that Eileen and Craig organised.

Steve and his Dram! bandmate Lorne
have performed at many Brits in LA events

So you obviously know Los Angeles, we would love to hear what your impression of LA is?
I think people forget that ‘Normal’ people actually live there and that there are many families and neighbourhoods as well as the Strip……it really is like anywhere else!

Do you think you could ever see yourself moving back to LA, if not tell us what keeps you away?
"I’ll be back!"….Quote.

Do you have a hidden gem  that you want to share with us? Has to be the Farmer’s Market at The Grove…..great food, beer and great friends….I miss it!!!!


Why would you recommend other overseas readers joining Brits in LA?
Well it’s a great way to meet other likeminded people and as I’ve said the help both on a social and practical level is there and most people are willing to share their insight and experience.

We hear you have been working on an exciting project. Care to tell us more about it ?
Well I’ve always been a drummer and am playing with +Richard Ashcroft Official from +The Verve  and we will be at +The Wiltern  on the 3rd April so come on down : O)
Get Tickets Here

Also look out for us on +The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  on the 28th March!


Lots of our members join our group +Brits InLA  seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given?
Hahahahaha………simple………*Take Fountain : O )

Lastly, how can we find you on the Internet? 
Steve Sidelnyk featured in The Guardian newspaper
Find him on
Twitter : @SteveSidelnyk 
Facebook : SteveSidelnyk 

Photoplay, 1927

*Take Fountain is such popular advice there is a Facebook Group called 'Taking Fountain'


If you would like a private reading with Anne you can contact her via

Email Anne at
or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Tarot and astrology! 

She is offering the following discounts
Brits in LA members $85
Brits in LA Key Members $75

Stargazing with Annie Shaw

for the week of March 25th 2017

This birthday time for you fiery folks is filled with challenges, some good some not so good. You have an amazing gathering of planets and so if you are ready to go forward make your mark at something better. Happy Birthday!

Write a list of priorities and start with the biggest as your ruler in Pisces sign just might be helping you as the month progresses especially in romance and any kind of relationship. It’s the time of year for you to set up any intentions.

Time to deal with what has been a hassle so far this year for yourself or others. 
Uranus the trouble maker is hanging out in the area of family or friends and your conscience will be nudging you until mid April.

A positive beginning next month and its time to make peace or amends with any one or any thing that has caused you upset. Chances are you did not see the picture clearly at that time. This not the time for the crab to hide in your shell.

The good news is if you take control it can be sorted completely; if you allow another week to go by. Any trip taken before mid month will not achieve the expected and hoped for outcome. Mid to late April is better.

If any area of life currently is not going as smoothly as you expect you can let go of 
worry about the outcome as all will be well in the end. Please wait until late April to buy that large home appliance or car.

The main lesson of this month is that it’s not the time to begin any thing you will not have time to finish up. Mars will hold your feet to the fire all next month if you try to move before then. On the up side you are in a lucky time frame financially.

You will be feeling more positive this week ahead, you may have already started to feel this for the past week. You are coming to terms with recent events. It is true that nothing lasts forever and Venus is bringing love while Mars will bring financial gifts. 

You may be feeling like a bit of time alone or with that special some one will be good. While this is true do not make it a long time. The sun is in your cousin sign Aries and will be motivating you more over the next few weeks. You should take advantage of this time.

Change is good for you and it’s just around the corner so it’s inevitable you will have to accept it. You are always the one to help others, so be prepared to help your self now. Be your own best friend and do not listen to negative self talk.

It’s best to not make firm plans this week as you will find yourself scrabbling when they change quickly. The good news is its all to your benefit so take a deep breath and enjoy the ride. Your life is about to change in a good way. Enjoy.

You may have had some home related problems such as stuff breaking down. This is due to Venus
going backward in your life. She is bringing up stuff to remind you 
to stop procrastinating on some thing else of more importance. 
You will figure out what that is very soon.

click here to watch 

Friday, March 17, 2017


Meet Ken Adam

from Fulham, London who moved to LA 41 years ago to pursue working with teams and players in the North American Soccer League.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ? 
George Best was playing for the L.A. Aztecs and I was his manager at the time along with many other British players. After the Aztec games, the players and fans would all go to a bar in Hermosa. We saw an opportunity so George, Bobby McAlinden and myself bought an old beer and wine bar in Hermosa Beach called Hard Times Tavern, spruced it up, got a liquor license and called it Bestie’s

It became the place for Brits in the South Bay – we had all the old favorites – fish and chips, shepherd’s pie etc and new arrivals from LAX would drop off newspapers that were like gold dust. No internet in those days! I sold out in 1985 when I got my real estate license. By then I was married so I settled here instead of going back to the U.K.

What do you miss most from home? 
My three brothers and the countryside - everything else I can pretty much get here including Marmite!

What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since? 
In 1975, Hermosa and Manhattan were sleepy little beach towns. Santa Monica was where most of the Brits ended up – there were a couple of British shops there and The King’s Head.

Visit to plan your next visit 

DTLA was a place that you avoided as much as possible. My first impression was how glorious it must be to live in a place where the sun shines almost every day. Since then, of course, the population and the traffic has exploded and the beach towns have become more gentrified.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus London? 
I’ve lived here so long, I find myself feeling like a tourist when I go to London – except when I go to Craven Cottage!
Craven Cottage

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? 
My hidden gems are in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez where I spend quite a lot of time. Although they’re not hidden, my local gems are restaurants run by Brits – Birch (Brendan Collins) in Hollywood 
Chef Brendan Collins at Birch
and Chez Melange (Michael Franks) in Redondo Beach…
Michael Franks and Robert Bell, co-owners of Chez Mélange

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here?
Go for it and accept the U.S. for what it is – not perfect but still a wonderful place to be… and take the opportunity to explore if you can. California is a magnificent state with tremendous natural beauty but the U.S. is like fifty countries in one – each state has so much to offer.

Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given? 
When I first started in real estate, an older agent told me…’don’t get in the way of the deal.’ I think that can be applied to many situations – sometimes egos get in the way of a solution.

Lastly, how can we find out more about you and are you working on anything at the moment?
Still working on my book Best, Marsh…and Me? Hope to have it ready for publishing by the summer. My real estate website is – I represent buyers, sellers and investors along the beach, from El Segundo to Palos Verdes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Whither Would You Go? at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Benefiting +United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
cast includes Stephen Fry, Alex Kingston and special guest is Jay Abdo
20% off tickets for +Brits InLA which includes a glass of champagne
use code FRIEND20

to get your tickets

LA Marathon Road Closures for this Sunday March 19th

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Meet Ben Nesbit from Manchester who moved to LA one year ago to pursue an acting and music career.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA?
We chose to move to LA as in 2013 after attending an acting school in London, I went to The Event in Orlando. 
The Event is a place where you perform : Monologues, Scenes, Commercials and One Liners. All in front of agents, at the end of the competition an LA theatrical agent asked for me to come over for the following Summer. After some success the first summer, my amazing parents up and moved my family to help me pursue my career.

What do you miss most from home?
The thing I miss most from home are my friends I've had since nursery . Don't get me wrong I love the people and my friends here I just miss all the memories I've had since I was little . I also miss Heinz baked beans a lot and tomato soup.

What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since? My first impression of LA was, "Wow , I cant believe I live here !" I suppose its still unreal the fact that I live here but as I've been here for a year now its become my new regular. I love all the people here and all the opportunities that are open to me, that I didn't have before.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Manchester? The most obvious difference is the weather, I love how hot it gets here. But I would also say the people, we walk into the lift and my family and I are always greeted with smiles and left with,"Have a good day !" That is definitely something we rarely experienced in Manchester.

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? In terms of acting, a hidden gem I would say is ActorSite, its an acting class for teenagers in North Hollywood that many famous actors have been too . Its both a really fun class and you learn secrets behind the script from working actors alongside fellow working actors. If you're talking about food my absolute favorite place is Aroma on Sunset. With my mum being Israeli we've always had Israeli food and Aroma is the best place in LA for it. 

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here? I would say be prepared for everything that is going to come your way, no matter the profession. Everyone you meet has connections, so it doesn't matter whether your at a coffee shop or an event, there are amazing opportunities. I would also say it does take a while to adjust from England to America as people are just so different and try and keep in contact as much as possible with people from home as its way too easy to forget.

Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given? As I'm an actor the best tip I've been given is to leave your audition in the room and keep a clean mind after. Otherwise you're gonna dwell on every single syllable you pronounce and not be able to think about anything else. Always be thinking about the next one!
Lastly, how can we find out more about you ? Are you working on anything at the moment?
To find out more about me, you can follow me on 
Instagram @bennezbit
Twitter @bennesbit14

I recently worked on two Elizabeth Blake-Thomas films that should be coming out this year.