APRIL 2017

QUIZ NIGHTS

Don’t miss our 9pm Tuesday Quiz. £1 entry all proceeds to Friends of Bingham Park. The chance to Win a gallon of Thornbridge beer!

LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR

A series of beginners, 10 week, group workshops in The Backroom [more]

Concerteeniestickets

Saturday 1st April / 11am-12pm
Babies free / 1 x Adult £6 /  2 x Adults £10

Simply Strings Trio featuring Liz and Rosie on violins and Polly on the cello will perform music including Pachebel, Mozart, Faure, Gershwin, Elbow and Coldplay.

With bubbles, percussion, puppets, singing and informal introductions this is a fun and informal concert for adults and their babies (age 0-1). Between them, Liz, Rosie and Polly have performed at concert venues, arenas and wedding venues around the UK and Eurpoe, including alongside The ELO Experience, Smokey Robinson, Josh Groben, War of the Worlds, Vanessa Mae and Bryn Terfel.

Chris Helme + Guests tickets

Saturday 1st April / 8pm / £10

by Cavendish Cancer Care
Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ released his debut solo album in more recent years. Although rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun – songs that evoked everything the 90’s stood for, from the opening track of The Rookery, the man instantly appeared cut from an entirely different cloth.
In a show in aid of Cavendish Cancer Care, a local charity, we see Helme perform alongside guests in an evening of entertainment. Guests will be announced shortly.

Rusty Shackle tickets

Sunday 2nd April / 8pm / £10

This 6 piece Welsh band have been tearing up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk/roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching guitars, pounding drums and searing trumpet and banjo the band have built up a huge devoted fanbase with their exciting stage show. Constantly evolving their sound, the band have released three albums over the last few years, each reaching the top 3 in the iTunes ‘Alternative Folk/Singer Songwriter’ charts.

Winter Mountain tickets

Tuesday 4th April / 8pm / £10

Heard many many times on Radio 2 and signed to Cara Dillon and husband Sam Lakemans label after they saw Winter Mountain in Donegal. A blend of melodic rock, an extraordinary voice, heartfelt lyrics and a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performances and the essence of the songs.
Winter Mountains self titled debut album at present has over 50 5 star reviews on Amazon and was described by the Sunday Express as “an utterly fabulous record ” and Rosanne Cash said ” Amazing. Awesome singing and beautiful songs.”

Russell & Algar tickets

Thursday 6th April / 8pm / £12

Two time folk award winners and one of the most sought after acts on the folk scene. Touring constantly they’re going from strength to strength, traditional folk at it’s very best.
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. “The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine).

Richard Kitsontickets

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Friday 7th April / 7.45pm / £4 adv / £5 otd

Supports Joe Solo + Georgina Gilmartin

“The Yorkshire Bluesman” will be performing an extended set of his own material and some classic blues/folk standards.
“Richard Kitson has quietly emerged as one of the best guitar pickers of his generation; one who marries blues and folk styles into a fresh new sound.” Folk Radio UK
“When I grow up I want to play guitar like Richard Kitson.” Otis Gibbs
“Richard Kitson delivers authentic blues with a Yorkshire charm and self deprecating humour, belying the ease with which he plays. Top performer!” Martin Bedford – Honey Bee Blues Club.

The Muffin Mentickets

Saturday 8th April / 8pm / £12

with special guest Denny Walley 

Celebrating 27 years on the road around Europe. At least 12 ex-Zappa musicians have performed with The Muffin Men along the years.  Once again the band are joined by Denny Walley, ex Zappa guitarist notable for his work on the “Bongo Fury” and “Joe’s Garage” albums”  Denny was also a member of Captain Beefhearts’s Magic Band, appearing on the classic “Bat Chain Puller” original album.  He has previously played with the band many times adding his original slide guitar style and soulful vocal, expect renditions of Joe’s Garage favourites such as “Crew Slut” and even a few Beefheart pieces.

John McCusker tickets

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Sunday 9th April / 7.30pm / £16

“One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi- instrumentalist, producer and composer”. The Guardian. While emerging via the folk scene,John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries.

2016 saw John Celebrate 25 years as a professional musician, publishing a book of his compositions, releasing a new solo record & embarking on an extensive UK & European tour. The John McCusker band features some of the finest traditional musicians and singers in the UK: Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer.

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 10th April / 8pm / FREE

A fantastic line-up of the best and most enthusiastic local talent, plus some guest appearances.

Anyone can join in, all abilities welcome and participation from the audience is always encouraged. P.A. and mics provided, so just bring yourselves, your instruments and your friends to enjoy the proceedings.

Dom Pipkintickets

Thursday 13th April / 8pm / £10

One of Europe’s most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show on the road with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano.
Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the ‘rushin’ lady’ . voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John and James Booker are conjured up in all their technicolour glory in their rawest setting -a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday 15th April / from 12pm

We are very excited to welcome the BBQ Collective to The Greystones from 12pm for our Easter Eggstravaganza! A Sheffield-based American Barbecue and Fried Chicken vendor, BBQ Collective is run by an American chef and pitmaster with 20 years experience. Using the traditional methods from America’s “Barbecue Belt”, all of BBQ Collective’s meats are are locally sourced (where possible) and smoked in a custom American smoker using the best British hardwoods such as oak, apple and cherry.

Curse Of Lonotickets

Saturday 15th April / 7.30pm / £10

“Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner” Classic Rock.
“Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3. A refreshing dose of Americana” Paste Magazine (USA).
“A grown up collection of songs that range from heartache, to sex for escape, to the darkest of humours and the general human condition.”
No Depression
“Swooshes along like a plush car through wet night time city streets.” Record Collector.

Horsebeachtickets

Monday 17th April / 7.30pm / £6

Support Rosey PM and Kyotoya
Mancunian Psychedelic Pop maestros first trip to Sheffield. Horsebeach released their eponymous second album ‘II’ in September 2015. The band plays a mix of dreamy Brooklyn breeze with a Manc twist. Think Shins meets Smiths with Sumner style deep, wavy intonations over the top. Horsebeach are defined by their airy subtlety, warmth and lo-fi detail. There are no deafening riffs or pyrotechnics, no kids slamming in front of the stage. It’s good honest ‘movement’ pop, light, breezy and current and despite the occasional mournful passage it makes you feel good.

Oh Susanna, Ben Savage & Hannah Sanderstickets

 

Thursday 20th April / 8pm / £12

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid 90’s crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th century folk, country and blues yet rooted in her finely honed storytelling skills. This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity, tales of longing and love, small town pains and joys, simple feelings and strong passions.
Joining Oh Susanna for tonight’s show will be Ben Savage & Hannah Sanders, one of the most exciting folk duo’s around at the moment. Their music may evoke memories of Gram and Emmylou, Shirley and Davey or Gillian and David but their sound is decidedly their own.

Gilmore & Robertstickets

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Friday 21st April / 8pm / £13

Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound.
Their third album The Innocent Left explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts’ passion for stories.

‘Enthralling….consistently compelling’  Pure M Magazin

‘Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama’  Q Magazine.

Nell Brydentickets

Sunday 23rd April / 8pm / £17

A darling of Radio 2 Nell has become the listeners favourite with her soaring vocals and accomplished songwriting. After a career that has seen many ups and downs she is to many the true definition of musical independence dedicating her life to touring and producing material full of integrity and truth.
This is one of just four, relaxed, stripped back, up close and personal sessions to promote Nell’s new album Bloom.
As well as singing and playing there’ll be lots of chat about the songs and the story behind them.

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 24th April / 8pm / FREE

A fantastic line-up of the best and most enthusiastic local talent, plus some guest appearances.

Anyone can join in, all abilities welcome and participation from the audience is always encouraged. P.A. and mics provided, so just bring yourselves, your instruments and your friends to enjoy the proceedings.

Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions tickets

Tuesday 25th April / 8pm / £12.50

Roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers “porch music with a little red dirt.” Lynne’s songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They’re faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee. Her last album ‘River of Sand’ recieved crtical acclaim and she will be touring the UK in 2017 with a new release.

Sam Cartertickets

Wednesday 26th April / 7.30pm / £10

A brilliant guitarist and master songwriter described by Jon Boden as “the finest English finger picking guitarist of his generation”. Since being named best newcomer at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2010 he’s been stirring audiences all over the world, via an attention grabbing appearance on Jools Hollands Later.
Sam Carter doesn’t rest on his laurels, but is always looking for new inspiration. His last album, The No Testament, is infused with contemporary, narrative-based songs with shapenote, gospel and work-song influences.

Ben Poole Bandtickets

Thursday 27th April / 7.30pm / £14

“His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch.” Guitarist magazine
“Amazing…I really loved his playing” Jeff Beck
“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent” Blues Matters
When you hear comments such these you just know they have heard something very special. Ben Poole is being described as the most exciting young blues/roots artist to come out of the UK in a long time. A talented guitarist, singer and songwriter with obvious Blues, Rock, Soul, R’n’B, Country and Pop influences. His energetic live show is not to be missed, an audience likes to be entertained and Ben and the band never fail to deliver.

Albany Downtickets

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Friday 28th April / 8pm / £11

Contemporary UK blues-rock band, Albany Down, came together with some classic rock and Brit blues-rock influences, but with their 2011 debut album, ‘South of the City’, they found their own sound.

Albany Down are Paul Muir on vocals, guitarist Paul Turley, drummer Donna Peters and bassist Billy Dedman and they have recorded a brace of albums with producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals).

“These guys are really going somewhere; make sure they take you with them!” Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

Rock blogger Neil Mach probably got it right, when he recently described the band; “As hot as volcanic ash and yet as cool as snow slippers.”

Keston Cobblers Club, matinee showtickets

Saturday 29th April / 3pm / £14

Following KCC’s two sell out shows with us last year we’ve decided to do a matinee as well as an evening show. The matinee will be all ages, mainly seated (great if you want to introduce the kids to the wonderful world of KCC!).
Over the last few years, the band has been steadily building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. They’ve played some of the UK’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness and Green Man; sold out their own headline tours; been playlisted by 6Music and Amazing Radio; and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris.

Keston Cobblers Clubtickets

Saturday 29th April / 8pm / £14

The evening show will be mainly standing, bring your dancing shoes! As fans will know, the Cobblers’ music isn’t just uplifting; it’s often a full-on celebration. Their live shows are displays of genuine warmth and dazzling musicianship. With brand new music on the way, the band continues to delight audiences across the country.
“Rambunctious folk and joyous elemental pop” The Guardian
“Furiously contagious….uniquely, charmingly British” Clash.
“Every song is an absolute killer. Terrific.” Dermot O’Leary.

John Statztickets

Sunday 30th April / 8pm / £7 adv / £9 otd

Support The Fargo Railroad Co. (acoustic)
“John writes the kind of songs that float through your mind, seeking purpose and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening.” AmericanSongwriter
“…lush melodies and a sense of time, space and place dominate his work, creating a sound that stops the listener in his or her tracks and once there, holds them spellbound… More than merely a set of songs, it holds together conceptually, making it the kind of album that figures to be a landmark of sorts in Statz’s still smoldering career. It’s simply that good.” PopMatters