Listings for December, 2008

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 6th, 2008

World Upside Down [+]

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Free Entry before 10pm, £4 thereafter.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Closed Tonight For Private Party [+]


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Bad Shepherds [+]

Tickets £15.00

Adrian Edmondson’s Folk Punk Explosion – The Bad Shepherds

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Hello, I’m Adrian the Bad Shepherd. This is my band.

These are some truths I know:

  • I love the songs of ’76 – ’82. I was 19 in ’76 when punk arrived. Those songs were the soundtrack to my life as I went through Uni and started pretending to be a comedian. I loved the noise, the faces and the attitude.
  • I love making music. Got my first guitar when I was 13 and along the way I’ve picked up ten other guitars, a banjo, a ukelele, two trumpets, a banjolele, a mandolin, an autoharp, a charanga, two pianos, a tenor guitar, a triangle and even made myself some ‘Coconuts’ (made – strangely enough – from a coconut).
  • I love folk music, I love the noise – at its live best it’s the most exciting music to be in the same room with.
  • It occured to me that punk was the folk music of its day.

I decided to form a band to reflect all of the above.It would be great if you came along for the ride.CheersAdrian


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 12th, 2008

The Loose Kites [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter

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“The band is delightful. They write good songs and have excellent voices.” – Tony Visconti (producer of David Bowie, T Rex, The Stranglers, Morrisey)
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APPEARING ON Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Acoustic Showcase featuring Mercy Elise and Kai Lena [+]

Free Entry

Acoustic Showcase

A showcase of Chester music from two promising and upcoming artists in the Chester area.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 19th, 2008

The Big Beat [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

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The Big Beat are a four-piece band currently wowing audiences the length and breadth of the UK with their eclectic mix of rock, soul, pop and blues guitar-based classic party anthems from the 50s to the 00s.

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APPEARING ON Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Perfectly Frank [+]

Sinatra Show
Free Before 10pm, £4 thereafter
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Perfectly Frank started as a trio playing at the world famous Cavern Club. Now with a six piece swing bans comprising of piano, guitar, saxophone/flute, trumpet, string bass and drums.

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APPEARING ON Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The Family Mahone [+]

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Tickets £9

The gig at Telfords on 21st December will be the last chance to see us for several months, as after 10 years of regular, if not frequent gigging we’ve decided it’s time for a break.   But never fear!   We’ll be back, and we are in initial discussions with several festivals for May through to September in 2009.   We had great feedback from the festivals this year and it seems like a direction that we all want to go.  Special thanks to all the people who came to see us at Glastonbury, Cropredy and Loopallu which were all particularly special.   Honourable mentions also for Holmfirth and Middlewich Folk festivals as well as all the 1-off gigs and the 10th Anniversary mini-tour in March.    It’s been a good year!


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 26th, 2008

Adam Waltons Pet Sounds Boxing Day Shindig [+]

A night of classic tunes and anthems – all the great stuff without the useless filler.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Christmas in Cuba [+]

FREE entry before 9pm, £4 thereafter

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Telford’s Mancuban DJ’s and special guest Javier La Rosa spin steamy latin grooves to warm your Christmas cockles…lights and projection effects from ATUM complete this Cuban party treat.

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APPEARING ON Monday, December 29th, 2008

Trader / The Furs [+]

Indie Extravaganza


Free Entry

Two bands to watch out for in 2009. These up and coming bands will play back to back with catchy, toe tapping tunes all round. Both having graced the Telfords Stage previously this year to great success they are now joining forces to play two exciting sets.

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APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Telford’s New Year’s Eve ‘Bad Taste Ball’ [+]

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£20 Tickets Only

Well, as the washer woman of time shake’n’vacs the shag pile carpet of eternity, I notice that it’s that time of year again…and with it comes our customary costume carouse.

This year’s antics will be held under the ‘Bad Taste’ banner and really ANYTHING goes, the more cringe worthy the better. Telford’s will be a politically correct free zone, crimes against fashion, black and white minstrels, the 1980′s, investment bankers, unloved Christmas jumpers, Basil Fawlty, garden gnomes, Russell Brand, mankinis…no taboos and nothing is sacred…kiss goodbye and good riddance to the crunch year of 2008 and let your imagination run riot, this is going to be a classic!

(Just don’t mention the war)