OCTOBER 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]

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 2nd October / 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.

Slaid Cleaves

Wednesday 4th October / 7.30pm / £15

Slaid returns to the Greystones, join us for an evening with this amazing songwriter.
Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

Robin and Bina Williamson

Thursday 5th October / 8pm / £13

Robin and Bina Williamson perform original and traditional,songs stories and music.
Robin is legendary world wide as story teller, musicIan, writer and painter. He has forefronted many genres over his 50 year career. He plays harp and guitar.
Bina is a gifted singer songwriter writer multi instrumentalist in her own right. She has a hauntingly sweet melodious voice. She plays bowed psaltery, plucked psaltery, auto harp and long necked dulcimer.
Their soulful concerts feature their East West harmonies and their own unique interweave of songs stories and music.

The Lancashire Hotpots

Saturday 7th October / 7.30pm / £14

Musical comedy maestros The Lancashire Hotpots are ten years old and to celebrate they’re playing their debut album “Never Mind The Hotpots” in its entirety.  Expect a night packed with old-school classics such as eBay ‘Eck, I Met A Girl On MySpace, He’s Turned Emo and Shopmobility Scooter. They’ll be topping up the night with the Northern knees-up songs which have made them firm festival favourites: Egg Sausage Chips & Beans, The Perfect Pint, I Fear Ikea and many more. It’s a massive 10th anniversary party full of singalonga music and madcap fun. Support from the “Kings of Clubland” Stu Penders & Spladoosh!

“Go and watch them, they’re hilarious” Shaun Keaveny, BBC Radio 6 Music.

Catfish Keith

Sunday 8th October / 8pm / £15

Cutting edge blues singer, songwriter, bottleneck guitarist from the USA and one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. He’s had 16 number 1 albums in the indie radio charts and packs houses all over the world with his foot stomping delta blues, roots and dynamic stage show.
“Guitar genius” Living Blues
“Hypnotic and beautiful, dark and pure.” Premier Guitar
“The real acoustic blues king” Rock n Reel
“One of the most exciting guitarists of any genre” Acoustic Guitar.

 

China Crisis

Saturday 14th October / 7.30pm / £17.50

Early 80’s synth pop sophisticates. What can we say? They were part of a wave of Liverpool bands surfacing around this time but a bit fiery for most in the new romantic camp. They had 5 top 40 singles and 3 top 40 albums and success in Europe, Australia and the Americas. Eddie and Gary concentrate mainly on live shows now and we’re pleased to say this will be their 3rd Greystones appearance. The previous two shows sold out well in advance and no doubt this will do the same so please get your tickets early.

 

Jace Everett

Sunday 15th October / 7.30pm / £16

A welcome return for Jace after last years sell out show, this time with his band.

Scored his first number 1 co writing Josh Turners RIAA platinum certified country smash “Your Man” then officially became an overnight sensation two years later when “Bad Things”, the spooky, sultry highlight of his self titled debut album, was featured as the theme song to HBO’s blockbuster series “True Blood”.

 

 

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening

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Monday 16th October / 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.

State of the Union

Tuesday 17th October / 7.30pm / £15

Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of the Union create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The original songs Hewerdine and Williams play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city.

“Beautiful, classy playing and great songs”  Acoustic Magazine.

Pierre Bensusan

Wednesday 18th October / 8pm / £15

Multi award winning guitarist, without a doubt a true master on the world acoustic scene, a member of the acoustic guitar A list, a player of incredible calibre. Pierre bases his playing and composing around the beautiful, rich voicings of DADGAG tuning. A do not miss show.
“Spellbinding” James Jenson, Acoustic Music Resources
“Album of the year by a long way” Roots
“A musician in the tradition of the famous and most accessible alchemists. Simple, efficient, eclectic and exquisite. His style can transform any armchair into a flying carpet.” Le Petit Bleu (France)
“Listening to Pierre is rejuvenating. Beside his extraordinary touch and tone the notes and melody appeal directly to the tender side of our human nature.” Steve Vai.

Sheelanagig

Thursday 19th October / 8pm / £13

A high octane 5 piece playing intricate, groove heavy arrangements of original and traditional tunes drawing influence from the folk music of Europe and beyond. They’ve played most of the major festivals inc Womad, Beautiful Days and Glastonbury and have built up a huge reputation for their intense live shows which incorporate aspects of street theatre, storytelling and even acrobatics…in short expect mayhem, dancing, a lot of laughs and some great music.

 

Blair Dunlop

Saturday 21st October / 8pm / £13

with special guest Brook Sharkey

“Dunlop is a storyteller and can build a whole world in a matter of a few minutes” Maverick 2016.
Blair Dunlop has been writing…and writing…and writing! Collaborating with his trusted writing partners of Dave Burn (AHAB), Gita Langley and Ed Harcourt, who will also be producing Blair’s next album, Blair has compiled a new collection of songs already being billed as the modern Heartbreaker. He is now locked in the studio with producer and collaborator Ed Harcourt and will release his new album in early 2018. October will see the first unveiling of this new material with ‘The 4 Walls Tour’ and a supplementary EP to support the tour featuring 3 new songs from the forthcoming album.
“Blair Dunlop is a cult hero, an artist whose work is adored by those who come across it.” Clash Music.

Jesse Dayton

Tuesday 24th October / 8pm / £13

Jesse and his all star band are from Austin, Texas. He’s appeared in many International guitar magazines but  he’s perhaps best known for his guitar playing on albums by country stars such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. His guitar shredding, country infused, American sound has built him a huge, global fan base, known as Hardchargers.

A rare Sheffield show by this huge cult musician and a def do not miss show.

 

Christine Collister and Michael Fix

Wednesday 25th October / 8pm / £13

She draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. He has both the dry deserts of Australia and a German heritage in his blood. Between them, Christine Collister and Michael Fix create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform.

‘I can’t get that beautiful music from Saturday night out of my head. I kept thinking ‘This is as good as it gets!’  Tuggerah NSW concert review, Lynne Cowie.

 

Breabach

Thursday 26th October / 8pm / £15

They won Folk Band of The Year Award and Album of The Year at last years Scottish Trad Music Awards and twice nominated at the Radio 2 folk awards. This 5 piece deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that’s earned them International recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.

“Astar sees Breabach in an electrifying new phase – one that illustrates the band’s strength and interest in experimentation. Exhilarating, energetic and accomplished Astar is a rare, beautiful treat.” Songlines.

 

Kaz Hawkins Band

Friday 27th October / 8pm / £12

No longer a best kept secret. A multi award winning band featuring the amazing soulful vocals of the delicious firework of a character Kaz Hawkins. 2016 saw them win the IBBA Best Album Award and the UK Blues Challenge which earned them the right to represent the UK in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis where they made it through to the semi finals, this was the first time a British band had performed at this prestigious event. April 2017 saw the band winning the European Blues Challenge in Denmark, the first time in the events history a UK band has won, an amazing achievement when competing against bands from 21 countries. A high energy, truthful, no holds barred performance guaranteed. We’re very excited about this show!

The Furrow Collective

Sunday 29th October / 7.30pm / £16

‘The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new’. R2 Best Group BBC Folk Awards 2017 featuring Rachel Newton BBC Folk Musician of the Year. A truly mouth-watering prospect!

‘Splendidly atmospheric’ fRoots

​‘A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs… A quietly classy young folk band’ Guardian.