Save Overdrive Studios

Overdrive Studios is a rehearsal space/small D.I.Y venue in Deptford, SE8. We opened our shutters in 2011 and have been welcoming musicians, performers, artists & noisemakers of every genre ever since. We've a friendly family vibe & just wanna keep going.

Since March 2020 we were required to close under Government restrictions due to Covid-19. We opened briefly during the summer but were severely impacted by ever changing guidelines and limitations around social distancing & transmission. In order to provide a Covid secure environment we were forced to reduce our bookings significantly and we couldn't operate at all as a venue because live events had to be cancelled.

We have been knocked back on the Business Rates Holiday & subsequent grants, despite being forced to close under Government restrictions.
Here's the problem... the bills and rent are rolling in even if the money ain't!!!

This is a call out to anyone who supports live music & anyone who's graced us with their presence (or may do so in the future).
Please help us stay alive & kicking whilst keeping those pesky band types off the street!
Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated. If you can't donate, please share the sh** out of this.
Your donations will be used  to pay off our debts & ensure our survival during the tough times ahead.

We've got a few rewards as well as the promise of one mother of a party when this is all over!

£5 +        GETS YOU OUR ETERNAL LOVE AND GRATITUDE!!!

£50 +      GET YER NAME ON OUR WALL OF FAME!
no good deed goes unnoticed - be immortalized on one of the studio walls, you SUPERSTAR!

£100 +       4 HOUR SESH IN BIG ROOM (be quick..only 4 on offer!)
including full back-line and P/A

£500 +       OK YOU HIGH ROLLERS...
this donation automatically gives you a chance to win our venue for the night for your own private party!
(capacity 80 people, functioning bar, over 18s, live music optional, date to be confirmed and will take place after restrictions fully lifted) The winner will be contacted to agree on details, terms and conditions.

Cheers & BIG LUV
Big John , Sarah & the Overdrive Fam.


  • Virginia Fanshawe 
    • £100 
    • 1 mo
  • Adam Jones 
    • £15 
    • 11 mos
  • Barbara Bug 
    • £30 
    • 12 mos
  • Jack Knowles 
    • £50 
    • 12 mos
  • Phillip Clatworthy 
    • £5 
    • 12 mos
See all

Fundraising team (3)

John Clifford 
Organizer
Raised £3,545 from 55 donations
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Sarah Taylor 
Team member
Raised £300 from 4 donations
Raquel Alves 
Team member
Raised £5 from 1 donation

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