Listings for November, 2010

APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Nick Harper [+]

Tuesday 2nd November

Advance Tickets £10,

Door £12 (subject to availability)

Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father’s Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985.

Nick’s talent and energy entranced Roy’s fans and it was inevitable that he would begin touring and recording in his own right. The 1994 EP Light at the End of the Kennel was swiftly followed by his powerful 1995 debut long player Seed prompting The Independent to describe him as “hugely talented”.

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The Jazz Union [+]

Thursday 4th November – Free Admission


http://www.gazgaskell.com/jazz.html

Formed by guitarist Andy Lewis, The Jazz Union draw their inspiration from the funky, soulful jazz of the early ’60’s ‘Mad Men’ era. With their distinctive two saxes and two guitars, The Jazz Union present their own take on diverse standards interlaced with tuneful originals.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 5th, 2010

Cat Scratch Fever featuring Paul Kappa (original line-up) [+]

Friday 5th November – £4 Entry

The first band to ever grace the stage at Telford’s Warehouse (as it stands in its current guise anyway…) Cat Scratch Fever in their original lineup return to make their triumphant return after what many expected to be an indefinite hiatus.

The peculiar Liverpool cult band formed in the late summer of 1992 featuring two ex members of Liverpool group ‘The Lawnmower’ Tony Doyle (AKA Tox Jameson) and D.A. Dolman (AKA Two-Gun Tennessee Slim) asked Paul Kappa (AKA Dr Hank B Death) if he would join with them in a musical appreciation of all things Sun Session. It was for a couple of gigs, and just for a kick. They played The Casablanca Club on Hope St. Liverpool and the reaction was so good they did it again and again and again, until in 1998, after more than 1800 gigs, Paul quit the band.

In those six years, they appeared at Glastonbury (1997) and Cropredy (1998), incidentally Paul’s last ever gig with the band. They appeared on several times on TV and were regulars with Mark Lamarr on his afternoon show on GLR, brodcast from Baker St. in London.

So once again Dr Hank B Death… a frock coated ,Colt Navy totin’ guitar player, ripping Country and Eastern apart, with his faithful pals Tox Jameson and Two-Gun Tennessee Slim will take Telford’s by force and rip the place to shreds…  Don’t miss this stunning show from the resurected Cat Scratch Fever.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Gabby Young & Other Animals [+]

Saturday 6th November – £4 Entry

Gabby Young and Other Animals are altogether more out there, the eponymous frontwoman being something to behold; an art-school dervish of jazzy excitement. Accompanied by a little brass section, she wails her way through angular romps like “Snakebite”, and broods on more sombre affairs like upcoming single “We’re all in this together”. Their sound won’t be pinned down, but different and exciting feel like the appropriate adjectives.

http://www.myspace.com/gabbyyoung

http://www.gabbyblog.unboxtcreative.com/


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Open Mic Session with Rusty Mahone [+]

Free Admission

More tequila based shenanigans with resident ivory squeezer and all round hairy dude Rusty…


 
APPEARING ON Monday, November 8th, 2010

Kate Walsh [+]

Monday November 8th – Tickets £13.50

Calling Kate Walsh a singer songwriter is like saying Van Gogh was a cartoonist. Kate is, er, different. A 26-year-old from a sailing town in Essex who’s been likened to Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Jane Austen, she’s ferociously independent…in every sense. She adores Debussy, studies cello, listens constantly to Classic FM (and little else), bemoans the demise of vinyl and CDs (she finally got an iPod when iTunes gave her one after her last album ‘Tim’s House’ knocked Take That off the top of the download chart but rarely uses it), is entertainingly scathing about the conventional music industry (“it’s fickle, selfish, impersonal and backstabbing”) – and has established her own cottage industry to do it her way. And when she sits down to write a song you’d better lock up your hearts for you instantly become Kate’s close personal confidante as she bares her soul with shocking candour. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Martyn Joseph [+]

Tickets £15.00

Originally hailing from Penarth, Martyn Joseph reached the charts with his 1992 single Dolphins Make Me Cry. But the tale goes deeper than that, for this is a singer-songwriter with more than two decades of performing behind him.

Now releasing music on his own Pipe Records label after spells with Sony and Grapevine, Martyn finally now has the creative control and total artistic freedom to do as he pleases.

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Cut Your Teeth presents… [+]

Thursday November 11th – £3 Entry


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 12th, 2010

Pegasus Bridge Cancelled [+]

Sadly Pegasus Bridge have had to cancel this show. However we are currently negotiating with ‘the management’ to secure a show with Denis Jones a favourite from this years festival season.  his live show is mind blowing – amazing loops and live effects all played to a stunning visual show.  Keep your eyes pealed for more info when we confirm.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 12th, 2010

Denis Jones [+]

Friday 12th November – £4 Entry

Denis Jones is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter from Lancashire, UK. Having begun his musical life as a singer songwriter in the classic UK mould of the likes of John Martyn, he has over the last three years developed a show-stopping live performance based around the core of his exceptional and unique guitar-playing style and rich, soulful voice.

Utilising a loop station and all manner of samplers and effects, Denis creates vast, complex orchestrations of beat-box rhythms, multi-layered vocals and other-wordly sounds which veer from subtle heart-wrenching folk and blues to heavy bass-driven electronica.

His second, and long awaited follow up album ‘yellow + red =’ has been mastered by George Atkins @ 80 Hertz Recording Studios.

Denis has collaborated with many high profile artists from all over Europe, including a track with Dusseldorf artist Kemo which was included on Marcus Intelex’s Fabric Live 35 compilation. He has also worked with John Ellis and Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra), Jon Thorne (Lamb) and Henry Da Massa (Micah P Hinson), all of whom appear on Denis’s recordings.

He has played all over Europe, as far afield as Lithuania, Georgia and Croatia, as well as festival shows in the UK including Secret Garden Party (after a personal invite from BBC Radio 1 DJ Eddy Temple-Morris), Glastonbury, End of The Road, Great Escape, Big Chill and Futuresonic. He has supported Amp Fiddler at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Efterklang at Bush Hall, Chris Corsano, Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid and many more.

Denis’s debut album, Humdrum Virtue, was released in 2007 in a unique limited edition industrial packaging, designed by Denis himself, selling out rapidly and leading to the re-issue of the album in a slightly more conventional, but still striking packaging. Tracks from the album have been included on compilations in Europe and Canada. A second album is almost complete and there are plans for more collaboration projects involving the musicians Denis has worked with from Manchester, Germany and Lithuania.

“scuzzy Mancunian blues at it’s richest and, most intriguing.” - The Guardian

“logical, eardrum-massaging, heart-stirring sonic harmony” - Drowned In Sound

“There’s something about his willingness to experiment, his bravery and risk-taking that makes him stand slightly aside from the now dissolving world of folktronica”- Boomkat


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 13th, 2010

The Lancashire Hotpots [+]

Comedy…  This is serious mum!



Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter

These Lancashire lads are here to tickle your taste buds with some northern comedy. Flatcaps, chippy teas and pints of ale in abundance from their toe tapping style.

”The Spinal Tap of folk bands” Paddy McGuinness

”One of my most enjoyable gigs of the year” Steve Lamacq – BBC 6 Music

‘”The sexiest band in the world” Arthur Smith, The Smith Lectures, BBC Radio

“Masters of parody” The Guardian


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Open Mic with Mercy Elise [+]

Free Admission

Chester’s longest running and finest open mic sessions with the unfeasibly talented Elise in charge.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The Hamsters perform Hendrix [+]

supported by The Hamsters

Tickets £12.00

40th Anniversary Memorial Gig

Hendrix Show

The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as one of our premier live attractions. Although a band in their own right – playing Rock, Blues and Americana - they’ve also long widely been regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of Jimi Hendrix’s music.

Tonight, on their Jimi Hendrix 40th Anniversary Memorial Tour, they’ll be performing a show of his songs to commemorate his passing 40 years ago in September 1970.

The band will ‘support’ themselves by first playing a set of their own brand of music, then return for a full Jimi show!

“They’re fabulous: one of Britain’s very best live bands” – Bob Harris, Radio 2

“Nobody does the music of Jimi Hendrix better” – The Times

www.thehamsters.co.uk


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 19th, 2010

Cantaloop [+]

Friday 19th November – £4 Entry

Cantaloop’s mission is to provide “iFunk” to the masses and is fronted by the hip-hop/funk attack of Dannie Dee with the pioneers of “iFunk” 100c on guitar, Paulo De’ Wooton on bass, and Beef on drums, fleshed out with additional players either (sax or trumpet) and special guests.

Cantaloop have played at various festivals and legendary venues including Glastonbury Festival (The Jazz World and Avalon stages), Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux), Blue Balls Festival (Luzern), Moods (Zurich), The Flechedor (Paris), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Larmer Tree Festival (UK), Vicar Street (Dublin), Barrowlands (Glasgow), Ashton Court (Bristol), Jazz Café (London), Cargo (London), Carling Academy (Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol), Rock City (Nottingham).


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Wille & The Bandits [+]

£4 Entry

One of the most exciting and talked about acts to emerge in the past year, their sound seems to be an amalgamation of the best elements of music from every era creating a new vibe which is wholely their own. Imagine dusting off your old vinyl and blasting it out in your new spaceship. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Open Mic Session with The Man Of Straw [+]

Free Admission

Man of straw hosts this weeks acoustic sessions. Expect poetry, verse and the occasional shanty!


 
APPEARING ON Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Mike Peters ( The Alarm) [+]

Monday 22nd November – Tickets £10.00

http://www.thealarm.com

Mike Peters is best known as the lead singer with one of Wales’ most successful rock music exports, The Alarm, but when the band split up in 1991, he went on to solo success. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Aynsley Lister [+]

Aynsley Lister

Tonight’s concert has been postponed due to ill health.

We have re-scheduled for March 29th 2011

All tickets will be fully refunded or can be kept for the re-scheduled date.

Sorry for this inconvenience

http://www.aynsleylister.co.uk/

“Superb” – THE TIMES

Aynsley has never been an artist to reheat the music of yesteryear. Influenced from an early age by the 60’s RnB era, Lister takes these key elements and mixes them with a more current and melodic lyrical approach.

He is one of very few artists playing rocking blues with a modern edge -tangible, heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine songwriting; played with passion and vitality. His hard hitting rhythms and guitar work are reminiscent of a young Clapton.

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Everybody Wants Peace Records [+]

Free Entry



 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 26th, 2010

Fly With Vampires [+]

£4 Entry

Thumping drums, jangling guitars, beautiful harmonies, its Indie but not as we know it Jim. The fantastic Fly With Vampires are coming to Telfords Warehouse to uplift and enspire with their unique musical magic mixing Arcade Fire vocals with a Futureheads drive.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Funkdub’s Sixth Birthday Affair with ‘The Gentleman’s Dub Club’ [+]

Admission £4

Funkdub has gone from strength to strength over the years attracting such luminaries as Keb Darge, The Dub Pistols, Little Barrie, Greg Wilson, Pama Intl., Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Yes King and Jimmy Screech to name but a few. Celebrating the sixth birthday in style, Funkdub residents’ 3DJ and G-Kush will be tearing it up with very special live guests The Gentleman’s Dub Club. Oh yeah.

THE GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB

Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band that formed in Leeds in early
2006. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst
onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country
with their super high energy show. Combining tight grooves and a
heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club bring the party to crowds of
all ages hungry for a dance floor workout, with their gigs often ending in
a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and
mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life
stage presence makes for a mesmerising experience.

The GDC have supported such acts as Roots Manuva, The Streets, The
Wailers, Finlay Quaye, Natty, The Bays, Beardyman, Zion Train and
Foreign Beggars Live Band. They have appeared at Glastonbury , Camp
Bestival Latitude Festival, Outlook Festival (Croatia) and Secret Garden
Party, and have played at some of the most prestigious venues in the
country, including Koko, The Coronet, The Jazz Café, Rock City
Nottingham and Carling Academy Oxford.

For further information:
www.gentlemansdubclub.co.uk
www.funkdub.net

RSVP HERE


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Open Mic Session with Sarah Deboe [+]

Free Entry

Sarah hosts this weeks installment of the longest running show in town…


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Dar Williams [+]

Tuesday 30th November – Tickets – £12.50

Dar Williams is set to release her eighth studio album, Many Great Companions, via Razor & Tie on October 12th.  Many Great Companions is a new album of Dar Williams classics recorded acoustically with special guests, with an additional disc of Williams’ most significant songs.  Songs span Dar’s impressive career from 1993’s The Honesty Room through 2008’s Promised Land.

On Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends, Dar re-records 12 classic songs from her extensive catalogue, all performed acoustically.  She’s joined by several fellow musicians and friends on the new versions, including Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Larkin, Motherlode, and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks who also produced the album.  The bonus disc, Best of Dar Williams, is not just a compilation, but rather a journey through Dar’s career.  Listeners are able to follow Dar as she transforms from a folk singer just starting out to the seasoned musician she is today.

Many Great Companions showcases classic Dar Williams in a remarkably unique way, different than anything the songstress has ever put out before.  Dar’s personal and artistic growth can be seen throughout her career, and this album is the perfect summation of her natural evolution.  Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends and Best of Dar Williams complement each other flawlessly, creating the memorable Many Great Companions.  The new album will not only engage and interest Dar’s current fan base, but will surely intrigue those who may not be as familiar with her prior music.

Dar Williams is one of the most respected singer-songwriters of her generation, and continues to engage her loyal fans and growing audience throughout the country.