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.

Please note: The Young ‘Uns gig, which was originally scheduled for the Backroom tonight, has been moved to the Memorial Hall (back of the City Hall). Tickets bought for the Backroom gig can be exchanged at the City Hall box office. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Live N Loud

Friday 6th October / 8pm

Loud N Live local band show.

Another absolutely corking local band line up courtesy of Live ‘n’ Loud, in The Backroom!

Nihilistics, Worthless Motivation, VHS Players and CWM combine to make your perfect Friday night! That and the #beer of course!

Entry £5 in advance over the bar or £6 on the door on the night!

 

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.

Funz & Gamez

Sunday 8th October / 2.30pm / £5

Flogging a dead horse
They’re back! Why? Money. After a failed BBC pilot and numerous non-appearances on TV and radio, Phil’s resurrected the Edinburgh award winning (Panel Prize still counts) cult hit Funz and Gamez in a last ditched attempt to get on TV.
Join Bonzo, Jim the Elf and Uncle Mick in a brand new format that Phil’s created, called “A comedy panel show”. Still full of funz, gamez and prizez for the kidz.
“The antihero of kid’s shows” The Times
“delighting both children and (on a rather different level) adults alike” The Telegraph.
£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

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.

 

Josh Harty

Tuesday 10th October / 8pm / £8

Plus support from M&J Blues

Josh Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Harty grew up playing shows across the Midwest with his father, a small-town police chief and preacher. The touring bug has never left Josh as he now continuously travels across Europe and North America. Harty is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him, trading stories around kitchen tables and theatre stages. His live shows prove that good storytelling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets.

 

Roy Bailey’s Birthday Bash

Wednesday 11th October / 7pm / £13

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate the birth of our one and only elder statesman, Roy Bailey! A fine singer throughout his long career and right through to today, Roy has been described as ‘the English Pete Seeger’ and, by the late, great Tony Benn “as the greatest Socialist folk singer of his generation”.
He sings songs about people, about us and our lives and our hopes and fears and he chooses these songs with an unerring ear for a well written and perfectly formed story in a song. Roy’s concerts are always moving, always funny and always leave you feeling more hopeful about the human condition and how we can and do work best when we work together.

Big Boy Bloater

Thursday 12th October / 8pm

Big Boy Bloater is a British R&B and Blues guitarist and front man who has toured the world. Celebrity fans include Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles who regularly give him airplay on their BBC shows. He has headlined major Blues & R&B festivals all over the world and is one of the major players on the retro music scene. He is also the guitarist of choice for visiting 1950’s artists. His shows are always mesmerising, energetic and powerful, and will leave you wanting more!

Warner E Hodges + Webb Wilder + Eric Ambel

Friday 13th October / 7.30pm / £13.50

Warner E Hodges brings his unique humour and rock n’ roll bombast and with his special blend of supreme guitar tone and licks – and off-the-scale guitar slinging – as only he knows how.
Webb Wilder – electrifying artist and last of the full-grown men – returns after playing his hugely successful solo show last year.
For this dynamic triple bill we also welcome Eric Ambel, singer, guitarist and songwriter.
This show will be a fantastic night of Americana. Warner will play a mix of lead and rhythm guitar with a core band, including Sheffield’s own hero Andy Dye on bass (The Fargo Railroad Co.), providing the engine room for all three artists across the evening.

Comedy Sportz

Saturday 14th October / 2pm / £5

Now in it’s 15th year ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience.
It’s a show that’s fast, feel good and always unpredictably funny. There’s a referee on hand to call any fouls and help the audience decide the winner.
“…a non-stop stream of gags, sketches and general hilarity.” Lancashire Evening Post
“Kids enjoyed the interactive nature of the show and were in fits of giggles all the way through.” Netmums
£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

Danny Pensive

Friday 13th October / 4pm / £5

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Do you want to be a vet? An astronaut? A celebrity blogger? A checkout assistant?
Sunderland’s “hilariously sweet” (Fringe Guru) Duffel coated comedy jeeneus is here to offer career advice to kids, as well as helping adults look back at their own lives to see where the dream of becoming a rock star went horribly wrong.
A show for children and adults with jokes, games and interactive improvised fun.
“His audience interaction is flawless” ****  The Skinny
“Wonderfully odd character comedy” ****  The List.
£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

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.

 

Steve Royle

Sunday 15th October / 3pm / £5

Steve Royle’s Crazy Juggling Show
Expect comedy and mayhem from the former Camelot Theme Park Jester “Mad Edgar”.
As seen on Sunday Night at The Palladium, Phoenix Nights Live and many comedy venues throughout the world.
Witness the Wit and marvel at a man juggling ping-pong balls with his mouth and Guitars with his hands (NB: Not necessarily at the same time!)
Ages 5-105+
£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

Jace Everett

Sunday 15th October / 7.30pm / £16

Support Lauren April

A welcome return for Jace after last years sell out show, this time it’s a duo show with Dan Cohen. 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”.

Lauren April is a 22 year old Country Pop singer-songwriter from Nottingham, UK. Radio station such as BBC introducing showed an interest early on after the release of her EP in 2014. In 2016 her debut single ‘Picture on the Wall’ was released, receiving very positive responses from UK radio, including Mark Forrest’s BBC radio show and Chris Country Radio. Lauren is currently performing to audiences up and down the UK and preparing to release new material very soon!

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.

 

The Kagools

Saturday 21st October / 2pm / £5

UK physical comedy sensation The Kagools return to Sheffield Comedy Festival with their multi award-winning show Tutti. Completely wordless, though far from silent, it’s spontaneous, hilarious, anarchic fun for everyone.
Expect the usual award-winning combination of physical comedy and interactive film as the weather-proofed buffoons take them on a new adventure, in a unique show that’s spontaneous, anarchic fun for everyone.
“Brimming with wit and imagination… surely one of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival.” TVBomb
“Pure genius… Clever and entertaining… Comedy gold… Side-splittingly hilarious” BroadwayBaby.com
£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

Martin ‘BigPig’ Mor

Saturday 21st October / 4pm / £5

Funny Stuff For Happy People
Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff?
Bring them to FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids.
Comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science.
“An adorable master of feel good comedy” Clothesline Magazine, Australia
“this gentle giant has an instant rapport with children” Adelaide Advertiser.
£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

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.

Wacky Woody’s Magic Show

Sunday 22nd October / 2pm / £5

Wacky Woody’s Comedy Magic Show is a hilarious hour of silly magic that is perfect for kids aged 4-8yrs old.

Wacky Woody’s show is the perfect blend of hilarity and bemusement. This magician always has the kids in stitches and always leaves them amazed!

Featuring Robbie the magic dog, the scary spiders that won’t go away and the amazing water game!

£18 family ticket – 2 adults 2 children / 1 adult 3 children

Emma Stevens, James Fredholm, Mark Sullivan

Sunday 22nd October / 8pm / £10

In The Round Tour

Three critically acclaimed artists will perform “In The Round” a selection of songs each from their respective past and present releases. Also expect never before seen collaborations and inpromptu additions.

“…Emma’s ability to produce her signature sound on whichever instrument she chooses impresses me to no end. That coupled with the soft tone of her voice suggests a successful artist career and one with longevity is part of Emma’s destiny…” Ross Gautreau, A&R Polydor Records.

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.

Wild Ponies

Monday 30th October / 8pm / £10

Plus support from Mat Wale

Wild Ponies are unafraid to cross boundaries, determined to carry on a heritage that’s been decades in the making. That independent streak also holds true for Doug and Telisha Williams, who take their band name from the small-but-mighty animal that roams their native Virginia highlands. The married duo’s music draws on old-time tradition while embracing the fierce spirit of the songwriters who inspire them – Hazel Dickens, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, to name a few. On tour, Doug swaps out acoustic and electric guitar, while Telisha plays upright bass. Often supported by a drummer, Wild Ponies’ dynamic live shows are assertive and engaging.
“East Nashville’s Wild Ponies are a rocking’ Americana band with one hell of a lead singer, Telisha Williams has a powerful set of pipes…..” Pop matters.