APRIL 2017


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!


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

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 grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award and has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. 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 as these you know they have heard something 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


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 2Rock 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.”

Concerteenies: Marimbatickets

Saturday 29th April / 11am-12pm
Babies free / 1 x Adult £6 /  2 x Adults £10

Chris Bradley will play a range of music on the marimba (like a giant xylophone!). With bubbles, percussion, puppets, singing and informal introductions, this is a fun and informal concert for adults and their babies (aged 0-1). A member of the Orchestra of Opera North since 1979 and now Principal Percussionist, Chris has played with most of the leading orchestras of Great Britain as well as internationally with such as the Finnish Chamber and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras. He teaches at Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield Universities and is a tutor for the National Children’s and Yorkshire Youth Orchestras.

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 building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. They’ve played some of the UK’s biggest festivals, ; 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