The Spot Club Liverpool, Liverpool's coolest underground Jazz & Funk. Clubs


David Knopov is Perfectly Frank, described by International film star Bill Nighy, " David has the timing, phrasing and the swagger of Sinatra... for my money he's the best."


David has been performing his Sinatra act to a global audience for over 25 years and had the honour of entertaining  H.R.M Queen of England during The Golden Jubilee celebration.

David was requested by King Constantine of Greece to entertain his guests for his 70th birthday.
Guests included:

The Queen of England, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, King of Spain, King of Norway,
Sir David Frost


David has also performed at many International Jazz festival.



The Spot has been a very personal project for me from the start, designed by myself and brought to life by the wonderful craftsmanship of my good friend Mark Barnett. This has been a 2 man project from day one. Having lost my father 2 years ago, himself a very respected musician who had worked with the likes of Stan Getz, Joe Cocker & Nancy Wilson. I spent my life growing up in the cabaret and music lounges of the 70's & 80's, which still carried echos of years gone by and the jazz lounges of New York etc. It always felt like home in those places full of colourful people and electric atmospheres, rarely found today. I worked very closely with the stage newspaper over many years and from their obituary found things out I did not know myself.


Having worked and then later owned 3B Records a record store with a great reputation, I remembered the smelly damp unused space that dwelled below, and after a lot of persuasion, I convinced the building manger to let me have it and ‘The Spot’ space was born.
I knew what I wanted it to look like and feel like, and after a years hard work, we finally completed it on the 19th of October, and what started as a show and tell for friends grew into a soft launch; complete with our local crooner David Knopov and his band playing with impromptu performances from Liverpool legends Thomas Lang & Connie Lush... Amazing


Our ethos is to put on amazing Jazz, Funk & Soul live acts and DJ's for all to enjoy in an intimate and stylish setting with a nod to all those great speak easy's and jazz joints from years gone by and
not to mention my Dad, Tufty Gordon.


Thomas Tuft.

Julien Marga trained at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and was active on the Belgium and French scene for several years, the guitarist Julien Marga indeed to be placed in the "promising new blood" category. "Hypnosis" is the latest album of his quartet released in October 2017, is a record of great coherence focusing on the sound of the band and highlighting a keen sense of melody. Julien Marga plays a subtle, elegant jazz tinged with Afro-American and Malagsy influences.

Frequently booked on the French and Belgian scene (Jazz à Vienne, Jazz à Liège, The Music Village, Sunset/Sunside, Tourcoing Jazz Festival, Le Phénix Scène Nationale Valenciennes, Jazz Club de Dunkerque...), we have won the prestigious "Trophées du Sunside" contest in 2016 (Paris), and

 were finalists of the ReZZo contest during the latest Jazz A Vienne festival.



Formed from some of the country’s finest Jazz and Funk musicians, James Thorne and The Spot House Band boasts an energy and sound that is unrivalled in the North West! This enigmatic 5-piece will perform a mixture of jazz tunes, funk grooves and smooth soul melodies that will keep you entertained all night long. Catch them playing live at The Spot on the 8th and 22nd of December and experience some deep grooves like you’ve never heard before!!



James Thorne Band
Julien Marga
© The Spot Club 2018

The Spot Club

5 Slater St,


L1 4BW


T:- 0151 707 6444





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