Listings for December, 2010

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 1st, 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, December 2nd, 2010

The Jazz Union [+]

Free Entry

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.

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


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The Venus Fury [+]

£4 Entry

The Venus Fury

picture courtesy sonynme.com

Back again due to overwhelming demand – we just can’t get enough of them! Featuring former members of the Dead 60’s and The Zutons, The Venus Fury are the most exciting new thing on the music radar, their credentials are impeccable and their live sound is just sublime.  Performing amazingly, atmospheric moody pop, with vocals reminiscent of the Howling Bells, their live performance is a must see.


 
APPEARING ON Monday, December 6th, 2010

Fish – ‘FishHeads Acoustic Club Tour’ [+]

Monday 6th December – Tickets £17.50

The FishHeads Club – Tour 2010

This summer Fish returns to the road in a very different guise after an enforced sabbatical of nearly a year.

At the end of 2008 he completed a gruelling 18 month World tour supporting his latest album “13th Star” and visited a voice specialist after encountering problems on the latter stages.

A growth was found on his vocal chords and a surgical operation was recommended for its removal and to determine whether or not it was something altogether more serious.

The operation was a success and thankfully the cyst that was discovered was benign.
A recovery period of 6 months ensued before he could perform again.

A successful return to the stage last summer was short lived as soon after complications with scar tissue meant yet another operation in December 2009.

The problem was finally resolved and Fish was given a clean bill of health earlier this year and immediately started to make plans for his return to live performances, an area where he has built up a solid reputation as one of the UK’s most consummate and entertaining front men. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 8th, 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, December 9th, 2010

Utility Vintage Market : Late Night Christmas Special [+]

Thursday December 9th – Free Entry

On the eve of December 9th 2010, Chesters best bar boot sale is back for a late night christmas shopping spectacular! Telfords Warehouse will be transformed into an atmospheric santas grotto, complete with twinkling fairy lights and Nat King cole on the grammerphone. Utility Vintage Market will be thriving with affordable vintage clothing, antiques, records, bric-a-brac, handmade clothes and accessories. We will be hosting stalls from Chesters best independent vintage retailers.
Each stall holder is extremely passionate about the vintage lifestyle, sourcing vintage and antique pieces from all around the UK and providing the customer with an exciting range of rare and unique goods, a perfect opportunity for you to fill your stockings this christmas!.

The evening will be followed by DJ’s spinning an ecelectic mix of music from northern soul to rock n roll that will compliment the nostaligic feel of the early evenings event.

Christmas is a time for giving and all the proceeds from the stall fees will go to charity, donations are welcome. The entry for this fantastic festive event is absoloutley free!

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact us at utilityclothing@hotmail.co.uk


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 10th, 2010

Gaz & The Groovers [+]

£4 Entry


The Groovers return with all their usual revelry and of course the brilliant frontsmanship of Mr Gaz Gaskell himself.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Skaville JA to Hitsville USA [+]

Saturday 10th December – £4 Entry

Another busy night of the soulful side of 60s Jamaica, underplayed Northern & original R&B with special guests, quality DJ’s and MC’s like our man Champian, cream of the crop from Studio One, rudeboy & rocksteady a specialty.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 12th, 2010

chris and tom of shyandthefights big wonderfull open mic [+]

Free Admission

Chris and Tom save the day with their last minute stand in and open mic debut. Get in early to guarantee a spot, we think this will be a good one…


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Thea Gilmore [+]

Tickets £13.50

We are lucky to have musicians like Thea Gilmore, musicians that want more from themselves and more from music than some pre-formed, whistle-friendly cud, something to chew on but never fully digest. In an age where artists – male and female – tend to be either hyper-sexualised or completely neutered, Gilmore is that rare creature, an actual adult with a heart and a soul, a grown up with an opinion. Thea Gilmore is a real person tackling the sort of issues real people deal with every day, only, unlike the rest of us, she tackles those issues with an utterly beautiful voice and songs that touch on folk and jazz and rock and Americana.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 15th, 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, December 16th, 2010

DoodlePlanet Christmas Special [+]

Thursday 16th December – FREE ENTRY

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Ho Ho Ho!

Chrimbo is a coming, and so is the DOODLEPLANET Christmas special, to be held at the lovely Telford’s Warehouse on Thursday Dec 16th 8pm until DRAWN out!
Because it’s Christmas (and we love it!), there will be some special festive events thrown in to the mix. Along with the usual showdown of blinding, cutting edge tunes from the talented DJ Matty Setter and plenty of doodling from the talented DOODLEPLANET faithful, there will also be a live Art auction, goodie bags all round, and festive fancy dress!!
So get yourselves in da Chrimbo spirit, get your antlers and santa hats on and come and join the fun!

So there we have it……Blinding tunes, drawing on walls, making communal twats out of ourselves in fancy dress, the chance to bid for some great Artwork, Heidi’s Xmas goodie bags, Telford’s superb hospitality, meeting new people, creating………….all this for free admission! beat that on a Thursday night!!
SEE YOU THERE YEAH!!


David (Compulsive Scribbler)X


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 17th, 2010

The Hot Rock Trio [+]

£4 Entry

This is Happy Days and you are the Fonz!

Rocking Rohnny, Yelling Yeti and The Great Raymondo play some classic Rock n Roll and Rockabilly from Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Elvis and more.

Dirty Double Bass, Rocking Riffs and a Yeti on the stand-up Snare – this is the tightest rocking party out there.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Open Mic Session featuring Rusty Mahone [+]

Free Admission

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Christmas is coming and Mr Rusty Mahone is back for another eclectic mix of classic old and new drinking songs. So raise a glass, give a cheer, bring a guitar and sit back to enjoy an acoustic open mic night hosted by one of Chester busking legends and all round decent hairy bloke.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Goldust Presents – A Christmas Special [+]

Burlesque Panto

Tuesday 21st December – Tickets £12.50

A Christmas burlesque spectacular with your host in residence Rory Del Rivo and special guests.

‘It’s A Christmas Carol…With Tits!’


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Mancuban Latin Night Xmas Party [+]

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 Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Boxing Day Sessions with Mark Henderson [+]

Free Admission

Chester’s longest running and finest open mic invites Telford’s legend Mark and his merry pranksters to host this Boxing Evening’s  shenanigans.


 
APPEARING ON Monday, December 27th, 2010

Catfish & The Bottlemen with guests [+]

Monday 27th December – Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Shy & The Fight with guests Rook & The Ravens [+]

Wednesday 29th December – Free Entry

Shy and the Fight are a collective of six musicians from around the Wirral, Chester and North Wales areas who have a lot to give and after countless years of trying now believe they’ve found the right outlet. Each of the group’s five men and one lady; Thomas Hyndman, Chris Done, Carrie Anderson, Tom Wootton, Michael Deponeo and Jackson Almond, started out performing either solo or in different bands of completely different genres, before deciding to fire all their talents at one other and see what happened. They now blend live instruments and their love for the organic with the inescapable sound of electronics. They will possibly tell you that there has never been a band so happy to be playing music together. Their overall set up consists of a banjo, a violin, a glockenspiel, an acoustic guitar, a gretch guitar, a bass, a melodica, a drum set, lap steel, five singing voices 12 hands that clap and glitchy yet soothing electronics.

Rook and The Ravens are a band from the Dark Peak, near Manchester, UK. In their short time together, they have clocked up appearances at: Glastonbury, Summer Sundae Weekender (Main Stage), Wychwood Festival (Big Top) and Kendal Calling, sharing stages with Supergrass, Wild Beasts, Cold War Kids, Macy Gray and Red Light Company. They have also opened for The Futureheads, Calvin Harris, Golden Silvers, The Twang and Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady). In 2009 they were invited to headline the main stage at international music festival ‘Tbilisi Open Air Altervision’ in Tbilisi, Georgia, playing to 40,000 people.

Regarded highly as an active part of a new Manchester scene featuring great bands like The Virginmarys, The Travelling Band, Ten Bears, Gideon Conn and The Jessie Rose Trip, they have already sold out Manchester Academy 3 twice and legendary Teenage Fanclub, Clapton, The Who and Doves producer Andy Macpherson has chosen to work closely with the talented quintet.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, December 30th, 2010

DJ Timmy Magic [+]

Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 31st, 2010

2010 SPACE ODDITIES [+]

Advance tickets £16

Door £20 (subject to availability)

Featuring Live sounds of  ‘The Big Beat’

Our customary New Year costume caper this year takes us on a visit to Outer Space, get your glitter on and set phasers to stun for a sci fi spectacular…