Listings for October, 2009

APPEARING ON Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The Roseville Band [+]

Indie Rock

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Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Local Wrexham lads The Rosville Band are back at Telfords to play their unique blend of indie, rock and folky tunes for your enjoyment. So grab your lumberjack shirt, buy a pint and dance til your feet hurt to their catchy tunes.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Swingology [+]

Six musicians, whipping up the kind of storm that got your Grandma hot!!

Old fashioned?

Oh no – think about it…. If she didn’t get wild with Grandpa, you wouldn’t be here at all!

The music is Gypsy Jazz, in the style of Django Reinhardt. The songs are a hot-blooded selection from the 30s to the 70s which may even make you dance.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Vintage Fair [+]

Vintage fashion fair and market with a huge variety of stalls and items

From midday to 5pm


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Coat & Curtains [+]

Free Entry – Free Stage


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Natacha Atlas & The Mazeeka Ensemble [+]

with Support from Rebecca Hollweg

World Music

Natacha Atlas

Natacha Atlas

Tickets £12.50

Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant. The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from across the world along the way. The resulting body of work is both a triumph of true multiculturalism and a testament to the richness and accessibility of Arabic culture. It is, indeed, an oeuvre unlike any other.

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Natacha Atlas (ex Transglobal Underground) [+]

Natacha Atlas & The Mazeeka Ensemble

Tuesday 6th October 2009

Tickets £12.50


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade [+]


 
APPEARING ON Friday, October 9th, 2009

Gwenno (ex Pippettes) [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Gwenno Saunders is one of pop’s best subverters. Most people will know her from her vocal and song-writing duties with the Spinal Tap-riffic the Pipettes, others may know her from her Cornish and Welsh pop career which she lovingly refers to as ‘Gwenya.’ Others may even in fact know her from her days in Lord of the Dance, ‘Challenge Gwenno‘ or Pobol y Cwm. Read more… »

 
APPEARING ON Saturday, October 10th, 2009

The Loving Cup [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Straight up rock and roll Americana with riffs that sizzle like a mother kisser!


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Mercy Elise [+]

Soulful blues folk will fill the air from this pint sized pixie so get down here and join the fun

Free Entry – Free Stage


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Kate Walsh [+]

Tickets £10


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Devon Sproule [+]

Devon Sproule

Tuesday 20th October, 2009

Tickets £12

Tin Angel Records announces the release of Keep Your Silver Shined, a new collection of songs from 25-year-old guitarist and songwriter Devon Sproule, with US promotion and distribution by City Salvage and Waterbug Records.

Produced by Jeff Romano in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains, Keep Your Silver Shined highlights Sproule’s talent for combining Appalachian, folk and jazz influences. From the front porch thump of “Old Virginia Block” to the high lonesome traditional “The Weeping Willow,” featuring fellow Virginia-native Mary Chapin Carpenter, this record finds Sproule making another important contribution to the Great American Songbook.

“’Keep Your Silver Shined’ rings with a sweet, heartbreaking majesty; these songs are beautiful, timeless and transporting.”
- Davy Rothbart of This American Life

“Vintage country…with jazzy sophistication…beautifully sparse arrangements and melodies that surprise the ear when you first hear them, but which then get under your skin much more than anything more obvious would.”
- BBC

Just home from a British support tour with Woodstock legend Richie Havens, Sproule, with her trademark vintage dresses and 50-year-old Gibson guitar, seems pleased.

“Being invited back to the UK is always good news. Folks there think you’re cool for coming, and folks at home think you’re cool for going. Keeps a girl’s chin up to be called cool once in a while. And the audiences are terrific.”

Though she may thrive on the road, Keep Your Silver Shined shifts the light to Ms. Sproule’s domestic life in Charlottesville, VA, with husband and fellow musician Paul Curreri. The record includes a duet by the two, “Eloise & Alex,” a Curreri original.

“You could call Keep Your Silver Shined my ‘Getting Married Album’, I guess. Being in love with Paul Curreri, in love with Virginia, deciding to settle down with both and figuring out how to make it all work. Ours ain’t the most steady lifestyle — a fact that doesn’t always jive with the healthy, future-planning parts of being married. But we’re happy, both writing, touring and getting the bills paid.”

“Keep Your Silver Shined is one of the most fetching roots records to come down the pike in quite some time.”
- Philadelphia Inquirer

“Gorgeous laid-back Southern-tinged music. Very highly recommended for lovers of good songwriting and seriously sexy (or sexily serious) voices.”
- Maverick Magazine

Sproule’s previous effort, Upstate Songs (City Salvage Records) was included in Rolling Stone’s Critics Top Albums of 2003. Critic Julie Gerstein called the record, “perhaps the sweetest and most honest folk-pop album recorded this year,” and added, “Sproule’s vocal and lyrical beauty is unmatched.”

Describing her girlhood on a 1960s-founded commune in rural Virginia, and the rope hammocks made there, Sproule sings in Silver’s, “Does the Day Feel Long,” “All my thinking back has been strung up between two tall trees / Some kind of language learned in the country / Grapes filled with a million seeds each.”

In “Stop By Anytime,” sparse drums hint at a bossanova. “Stop by anytime / I’ve got the bookshelves loaded and the backyard is green and blooming / Stop by anytime / Let the humidity curl your hair / And the mulberries stain your toes / If you could come around, I could show you down / To where the knots of the day untie / So stop by, stop by anytime.”

Sproule’s own jazz standard “Let’s Go Out” playfully complains, “There’s nothing in the fridge / Nothing in the cupboard / The jelly jar is empty / And I’m plum sick of peanut butter / A groundhog ate the lettuce / Right out of the ground / Honey, let’s go out!” A clarinet picks up the tune, backed by the brushes and bass of an able rhythm section.

“It’s a marvelous collection of songs and, frankly, it evokes a sense of place better than any album since Lucinda Williams’ 1999 masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Timmy Magic DJ present Inigo [+]

Free Entry – Jose Cuervo Tequila £1


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The Cadillac Kings [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

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With their intoxicating brand of r&b The Cadillac Kings are masters at entertaining audiences, from clubs to theatres, from dance-halls to festivals, the length & breadth of Europe. If you like your harmonica fat-toned & your guitar T- boned, this is the band for you.”

“Britain’s leading blues & roots band”
John Clarke, The Times

“Experienced, talented & very tight”
Blues in Britain magazine

“The UK’s premier swing-blues band”
Blues Matters magazine

“Definitely one of the finest bands on these shores, in any genre”
wwwbluesinthenorthwest.com


 
APPEARING ON Monday, October 19th, 2009

Arthur Smith and Mundo Jazz [+]

Parady/ Comedy

Tickets £12.50

Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show ‘Excess Baggage’ and has written four plays including ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’ and ‘Live Bed Show’. His stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat. He’s also one of the many ‘Grumpy Old Men’ that appear on BBC 2′s hit show.

Mundo Jazz are a spoof World Music band whose mission is to teach us about peace, the environment, racial harmony and love. It’s unfortunate, then, that they know absolutely nothing… Ridiculously catchy songs, awful dancing, thunderously crass poetry and catastrophic onstage telephone conversations with the Whitehouse combine to create a beautifully subtle satire on the likes of Bono and Bob Geldof. Expect the unexpected with a musical accompaniment from Mundo Jazz. Worried about your carbon footprint? Don’t bother, you can buy one of theirs after the show…


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Devon Sproule [+]

Tickets £12

Tin Angel Records announces the release of Keep Your Silver Shined, a new collection of songs from 25-year-old guitarist and songwriter Devon Sproule, with US promotion and distribution by City Salvage and Waterbug Records.

Produced by Jeff Romano in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains, Keep Your Silver Shined highlights Sproule’s talent for combining Appalachian, folk and jazz influences. From the front porch thump of “Old Virginia Block” to the high lonesome traditional “The Weeping Willow,” featuring fellow Virginia-native Mary Chapin Carpenter, this record finds Sproule making another important contribution to the Great American Songbook. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Adrian Edmondson’s The Bad Shepherds [+]

Tuesday October 27th

Tickets £15


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade DJ Set [+]

Chester’s best kept secret – The Milk Milk Lemonade DJ’s.

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FREE ENTRY

Another legendary live set from the milk men – the innovators of impromptu!


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade [+]



 
APPEARING ON Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I Call Shotgun [+]

Indie/ Electro

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

I Call Shotgun are about dirty bass, heavy synths and catchy riffs. Come down and dance your shoes off.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Mercy Elise [+]


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Bad Shepherds [+]

Punk/Comedy

Tickets £15

Adrian Edmondson was a teenager when punk arrived. The songs of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers were the soundtrack to his life through the late 70’s and early 80’s, and like a lot of people of his generation he was fond of playing these songs to himself at home on his acoustic guitar.

Cut forward to 2007: after a boozy pre-Christmas lunch in Soho, Ade stumbled along to Denmark Street, home of many alluring musical instrument shops, and whilst inebriated, ‘accidentally’ bought a mandolin. Surprised to see it sitting there in his kitchen the following morning he nevertheless picked it up, worked out a few chords, and started playing the same songs with a mandolin accompaniment – it sounded really interesting.

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Friday, October 30th, 2009

Trevor & The General [+]

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Old school Reggae from these Telfords favourites will excite any spectator. It might be winter outside but you’ll be warmed from the stage by the classic reggae styling, the sun will surely come out to play on this occasion.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Halloween Voodoo Party with The Cubical [+]

£4 after 10pm

Halloween Voodoo Party

with Live Performance from

The Cubical

“Out of tune guitars clang and the bass and drums shuffle just right enough to raise the ghost of willie dixon, track down captain beefheart circa safe as milk and have a chat with the la’s. And the singer’s raspy vocal might just shatter your lightbulbs.”
(MOJO)

“Much of the charm of, and pleasure to be gleaned from, the Cubical is that hearing their music is like stumbling across some dusty long-lost recordings of forgotten voodoo rockers, while seeing them live is apparently like being sent back to the 60s to witness the Doors at Whisky A Go-Go or the Stones at the Flamingo…Superbly “realistic”, authentically 60s-sounding blues-wailing and jungle boogie with lashings of harmonica and psychedelic guitar.” (The Guardian)