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.”

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.

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.

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”.

 

 

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.

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

Wednesday 25th October / 8pm / £13

One of the most respected female vocalists in contemporary folk/rock. Christine first attracted attention as part of Richard Thompson’s band in the late 80’s and in 1986 she really made her mark as the singer of the theme song of the popular tv series the Life and Loves Of A She Devil. She later starting performing as a duo with Clive Gregson before going solo in 1992. She was a member female supergroup Daphnes Flight.

“Christine Collister can sing the birds down off the trees and send them back with a tiny flick of her vocal chords.” Mojo

“… a voice personally delivered by God.” The Times.

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.