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Telford’s Warehouse is an independently run freehouse/bar/restaurant and a renowned music and arts venue. A fine balance of customer exists, attracted by it’s friendly staff, large open bar with exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list → MORE?

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February 9th, 2016
Eros Hearts Events presents »

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An Evening With Aphrodite

Charity Game Show Extravaganza

£4 Entry

with live music from
Hawaii Knot & Idle Frets

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Come and celebrate Pre-Valentines with your loved one or possibly find a special someone! Enjoy an evening of entertainment. With live music from Hawaii Knot and Idle Frets, confectionery stands, auctions and our game show extravaganza!! Could you find your Valentine?

All proceedings go to our chosen charity, Children Today. Where we hope to help lots of children in need of helpful equipment.

 

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February 10th, 2016
Latin Mania »

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Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

2 for 1 Cuban Cocktails

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Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

- Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

- Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

- Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.

 

February 12th, 2016
The Nouvelles »

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 Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

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Many in the British independent music scene believe it is only The Nouvelles who are capable of following on from Kasabian. But, like Stone Roses before them, the band are currently setting out the right way to do all things alt…
Nouvelles are a NI fronted British hardline indie band, signed to A1M Records.  Their long awaited full debut is due this winter. They’ve had 2 pre-releases which both went down a storm in the indie underground, both which you can listen to or buy on this site.  Surrounded by Angels (Love All Around) sold out of Piccadilly Records in an hour after the band had just got together, while Rising got Tom Robinson and loads of other BBC and press appraise in 2014/15.  A new local indie pop band have even called themselves after the SBA song!  They sold out the Academy in a strange town in their 1st year, then played major festivals, as Manchester attempted to elevate them ahead of then smaller rivals Twisted Wheel and Courteeners.  But Nouvelles were having none of it and went into hiding due to the attention, feeling they had alot more to do before they were ready for the next level, one they wanted to manufacture not one that would manufacture them.  They are duly now back playing the TOP level indie venues along with occasionally, their own choice of more working class venues, building a fanbase carefully beyond Belfast.  Along with multiple BBC plays unplugged in 2014/15, they were recently called “the next big northern band” by one Manchester Evening News music journo and “top of the boroughs music scene” by the Wigan Evening Post where they are in studio.  Their much anticipated debut EP is now in post production under Wigan producer, John Kettle (The Tansands, Merry Hell).  Often perceived as a 5 or 6 piece due to a keenness for working with such guests as female backing singers or pianists, Nouvelles are a 4-piece consisting of :
Johnnie ‘Jacko’ Jackson – Vocals
Tom Kinton – Guitars
Rob Regan – Bass
Steve Atkinson – Drums

 

February 13th, 2016
The Reads »

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Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

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The Reads return to Telford’s with their unique mix of ambient-electro-folk-rock and much anticipation for the year ahead! 2014 saw the release of their second album “Lost at Sea” which has been well received and garnered plays on Radio 2 and Radio Wales, amongst others. They supported Turin Brakes on their last outing and have since been honing their live set especially for this gig, with a couple of nods to “Stories from the Border” (2011) along with one or two new tracks they’re looking forward to sharing. These days, gigs are few and far between, which makes an invite to play at Telford’s all the more special. They hope you can join them and make it another memorable night canal-side in Chester!

February 14th, 2016
Open Mic with Bean (a voluptuous night of valentines love) »

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come along and serenade your loved ones, sit back cuddle up and enjoy the romance or weep into your pint alone. It’s all good we cater to all

This valentines open Mic is hosted by, our beloved matt berry look-alike, Bean

Make sure to arrive early to put your name down to play.

March 8th, 2016
An Evening with Hazel O’Connor – NO SUPPORT »

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£15 Tickets

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Hazel O'Connor 2016

They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.”       Daily Telegraph

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by  Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb  blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which this year celebrates its 35th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.

Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire.  With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you’re in for a treat!  .Unmissable, book early!

  www.hazeloconnor.com

March 22nd, 2016
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett »

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Tuesday 22nd March

Tickets £13 Advance / £15 Door

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OTWAY AND BARRETT – THE FINAL STRAW TOUR 2016

This may be the last Otway and Barrett tour – according to Willy. Otway remains unconvinced.

The partnership of John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett was never going to be smooth. Willy was a musical prodigy having learned to play at the age of four and mastering the guitar, piano, banjo and fiddle by the time Otway gave his first performance – drinking a bottle of ink in-one in the school playground, to an audience of 100 fellow school-children who did not believe anyone would go to such ridiculous extremes just to get attention.

It was only because they lived a hundred yards apart and that a fortune-teller (at the local Red-Cross bazaar in Aylesbury ) had told Otway that he would achieve fame and success with a blonde haired musician, that they ever worked together in the first place.

The first place Otway and Barrett did not work together was their first gig – John was heckled off stage during his solo number and both Willy and the audience decided that it would be better if they did not do the rest of the show as a duo.

They did however do some recording together, but after falling out John put out the single himself leaving Willy’s name off the label. That should have been the end of the duo, but  Pete Townshend heard the record and offered to produce the act – an offer neither party felt they could refuse.

With the hatchet temporarily buried  John and Willy produced their first album. After appearance on the TV show  The Old Grey Whistle Test – during which John landed on his testicles whilst leaping astride Willy’s amplifier  - an amused punk audience bought enough copies of the single “Really Free” to give them their first Hit.

Things did not go smoothly following this success. Otway unwisely chose to follow up the Otway/Barrett punk hit with a solo Otway orchestral ballad he had written for a girl he fancied – it was a flop so, to the annoyance of their record company (who had paid them a massive advance) John and Willy split up again, the day their second Album “Deep and Meaningless” was released.

When times got tough they did re-unite for short periods of time, but any sustained partnership was usually curtailed by unreasonable behaviour by one of the parties. Barrett writing a song called “Give It Headbutts” which required him to bang John’s head against the microphone in time to the music and Otway recording a solo album called “All Balls and no Willy” are typical examples of this.

In the past few years Otway and Barrett have reunited for a few short tours, if only to prove that nothing much has changed.

In 2013 Otway intensively toured the country screening his rockumentary film ( premiered at The Odeon, Leicester Square and shown at Cannes) in which Willy is prominently featured. However, at the time of writing Willy has refused to watch the film. Some things never change.

‘Both John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett remain enigmas to the vast majority of the British public, but for those who know they are amongst the top ten of favourite artists to see live. The show is a wonderful eclectic mix of bizarre humour, superb visual effects, fine guitar playing and the best use of a Theremin anywhere. ‘

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April 7th, 2016
IAN PROWSE & AMSTERDAM »

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£10 Tickets

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  Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two successful bands Pele and Amsterdam. Pele released 3 albums on Polydor/M&G Records. Six singles troubled the lower ends of the UK charts but abroad they scored hits in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Holland and most notably a Number One in South Africa with ‘Megalomania’. Pele were a noted live act completing nine tours of the U.K.

  Ian then formed Amsterdam and their first single for Beat Crazy Records ‘The Journey’ was a UK top 40 single in February 2005. Follow up single ‘Does this train stop on Merseyside’ also hit the UK Charts.

 The song regularly elicited an emotional response from Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Peel’s widow Sheila Ravenscroft went on the station after the DJ’s death and confirmed that ‘He was not capable of playing it without crying’. The song itself got a further lease of life as one of the centre pieces of Irish legend Christy Moore’s latest album which spent 5 weeks at the top spot in his home country.

  Ian also has a long standing friendship with Elvis Costello who used Amsterdam[3] as his backing band on the Jonathan Ross television show as well as opening act on several occasions. The relationship was blessed on record when Prowse performed a duet with Costello on a cover of The Searchers 1964 hit ‘Don’t throw your love away’ for the Liverpool Number Ones Project on EMI Records in 2008.

  The last Amsterdam album ‘Arm in Arm’ ended up being voted 14th best ever album out of Liverpool by the local press, which when you consider the Beatles released 10 is some feat! Lead off single ‘Home’ was played on 21 consecutive days by Radio 2′s Janice Long. Janice is a huge fan of the band having had them in no less than 4 times for live sessions.

   2012 saw Ian release ‘Does this train stop on Merseyside: The Very Best of Ian Prowse’ to across the board rave review and

 2014 saw Ian release his very first solo album ‘WHO LOVES YA BABY’ with 2nd solo album ‘Companeros’ hot on it’s heels in 2015.

Companeros has garnered Ian the best reviews of his 25 year career.