JUNE 2018

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]

The Mile Roses

Saturday 2nd June / 8pm / £13

The Mile Roses is a new exciting touring collaboration from three respected solo songwriters performing as a band. Edwina Hayes on vocals, guitar & percussion, Kate Bramley on vocals, fiddle, mandolin, & cittern, and Simon Haworth on vocals, guitar & fretless bass. Born out of a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana, this trio are now fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene. Their original songs and close three part harmonies are accompanied by guitars, fretless bass, cittern, mandolin and fiddle. The Mile Roses describe their music as ‘Contemporary original British folk with a nod to Nashville… great upbeat music mixing British folk with the smoother sounds of singer-songwriter Americana.’

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

Sunday 3rd June / 7.30pm / £16

Two of folk music’s most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour.
‘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
‘Simply vocal heaven’ The Sunday Times
‘A voice that’s both awestruck and tender’ The New York Times

 

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 4th June / 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.

Limehouse Lizzy

Thursday 7th June / 8pm / £16

The UK’s finest interpreters of the music of Thin Lizzy.
Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. From various TV appearances to actually being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy enter their 21st year with their most explosive show and critically-acclaimed line-up yet.

 

Woody Mann

Sunday 10th June / 8pm / £13

He studied acoustic guitar with blues guitarist the Reverend Gary Davis, Woody’s music defies categorisation…it blurs the lines between blues, jazz, classical, world and roots, brilliant playing that deserves to be heard.  His wizardry on the fret board is matched by his ability to convey deep feelings with his songs creating moodsthat incite, delight or simply soothe.
“Mann blurs the lines between jazz, blues, classical, and world music creating his own sound in the process. His wizardry on the fret board is matched by his ability to convey deep feelings with his songs – creating moods that incite, delight, or simply soothe. Attempts to categorize his music simply misses the point. This is brilliant playing that demands to be heard.”  SING OUT! MAGAZINE.

Tom Brooksby, Acoustic Springsteen

Saturday 16th June / 8pm / £9

How many of you remember those wild nights at The Boardwalk with THE Springsteen tribute band Glory Days when the show would start at 8.30 and go through, without a break, to midnight or sometimes 1am? What good times they were. Tom Brooksby was Bruce at those shows and we’re pleased to say he’s back with a special acoustic gig playing Bruce masterpieces inc The Ghost of Tom Joad, One Step Up and Stolen Car, music more relevant now than when written.

A must see show for all Springsteen fans.

 

James Maddock

Sunday 17th June / 7.30pm / £15

James Maddock’s status as a fixture on the Folk and Americana scene is confirmed with every listen of any song in his prodigious catalog. Relix Magazine put it this way: “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he were singing the sports pages. Fortunately, he doesn’t need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery.”
Live, Maddock imaginatively reinterprets his oeuvre to keep it fresh for him and his audience. “I love how songs reveal themselves differently in the live setting,” James says. “I’m grateful I have such a large body of work and an audience to share a creative dialogue with. It’s all a luxury and just a really beautiful thing—I feel very lucky.”

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 18th June / 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 East Pointers

Thursday 21st June / 8pm / £13 adv / £15 otd

Returning to the UK for a short run of energy fueled shows which have connected with audiences worldwide making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant on the scene today. Winners of the 2017 JUNO Award for the Traditional Roots Album Of The Year and winners of the 2016 Ensemble Of The Year at the folk awards in their native Canada, the East Pointers’ Celtic inspired tunes and original songs carry a diverse mix of influences but what they share in common is the undeniable ability to get hands clapping and feet stomping. This highly acclaimed trio are in huge demand from festivals throughout the world. their palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes cartwheel and infuses their lyric driven songs with poignancy.

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

Friday 22nd June / 8pm / £20 adv

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.