DECEMBER 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]

Dale Storr

Friday 1st December / 8pm / £10

Smokin’ Hot New Orleans Blues and Boogie

The UK’s leading exponent of New Orleans piano takes you on a historical journey covering the great pianists and singers of the crescent city. Expect the likes of Dr.John, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Henry Butler, Allen Toussaint and especially James Booker.

“A Tour-de-force of Rockin’ New Orleans Piano” Blues Matters Magazine
“Dale is the best New Orleans player I’ve ever heard” Richard Hawley.

Nick Harper

Sunday 3rd December / 8pm / £15

One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley.

‘As well as being a highly accomplished singer and songwriter, Harper is also a hugely talented instrumentalist, capable of coaxing the most glorious of sounds from the apparently humblest of guitars and able to turn his hand to a bewildering mix of musical genres.’ The Buteman.

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 4th December / 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.

The Fargo Railroad Co.

Saturday 9th December / 8pm

Most people love music, that’s where Fargo track our genesis…we all love music and bring a broad spectrum of influences into the door from old school thrash metal to easy listening, jazz to blues, rock & funk to folk, country and bluegrass, between the four of us there is a united love of music with a breadth of appreciation that is eclectic to say the least. As we brought our wonder and love of all these things into a band setting we began a journey through these sounds to find a common ground, sonically, which eventually settled in the broad and deep ocean of Southern Rock. Looking at the mighty works of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, ‘38 Special etc… we began creating our music tailored closer to that sweet 70’s sound keeping the roots of Cash, Young, Dylan, The Band and so on. Where we currently find ourselves musically is somewhere we have come to love.

 

Moulettes

Thursday 14th December / 8pm / £13

Moulettes are a Brighton based British band of multi-instrumentalists with two-part harmony female vocals, amplified cello, auto-harp, electric guitar, drums, bass, synths and samples woven into an incomparable alt.pop/rock/folk universe.

“Moulettes are among the frontrunners of the new British acoustic scene thanks to their sophisticated, unpredictable approach, matching exquisite female harmony vocals against complex, swirling backing featuring violin, cello and bassoon… adventurous, charming…edgy as well as upbeat.” **** The Guardian.

 

King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys

Saturday 16th December / 8pm / £15

The guys are at it again! Dazzling musicianship, riveting stage performances, sixty TV appearances, two barnstorming decades on the road and eleven red hot CDs have established them as today’s greatest swing band.
They have toured and performed with B.B. King, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra and the original Blues Brothers Band from the movie, as well as recording with leading Americans.

 

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 18th December / 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.