Listings for June, 2011

APPEARING ON Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

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, June 2nd, 2011

Jazz Union [+]

Thursday 6th June – Free Entry

Returning to Telford’s for their resident 1st Thursday of the month spot, 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, June 3rd, 2011

Fly With Vampires [+]

Friday 3rd June – £4 Entry

Fly With Vampires are a quartet from Liverpool who, despite having formed recently are already making a name for themselves on the local music scene. Fly With Vampires might not mean to much to many a reader at the moment, but they are certainly one to keep your eyes on. Combining vocals that hark back to the hallowed hayday of harmonies that graced Revolver and The La’s while harnessed in upbeat power songs are Editors-type driving choruses that leap out the speakers and lust for festival stages.

http://www.facebook.com/flywithvampires


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, June 4th, 2011

The Loving Cup [+]

Saturday 4th June – £4 Entry

If you’re new to The Loving Cup you’re in for a genre-mashing treat of rockin’ country and blues Americana. Their sound has been described as “warm and soulful, country-influenced rock‘n’roll that has The Rolling Stones classic Exile on Main St as its overwhelming reference point. The Loving Cup possess a mean songwriting ability for creating driving anthems that positively beg to be blaring out from a soft top Chevy cruising Route 66”.

http://www.the-loving-cup.co.uk/


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Alt Fashion Summer Fair / Baby Brave [+]

Free Entry – Doors Open From Midday

Open Mic Session with Baby Brave & The Lovebites

Free Entry

Emily & Jo picked up their paintbrushes and proceeded to create a series of earnestly peculiar lyrics and sunny folk-pop melodies, splattered with adorable harmonies and contagious catchiness. With a healthy dose of welsh heart from guitarist ‘The Lovebites’, the Braves are sure to get your toes tapping. Expect to be charmed by flute solos, feverish guitar riffs, hypnotic hands and a ukulele named Fiona.

http://www.drumwithourhands.com/Drum_with_our_Hands/Baby_Brave.html


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Munich [+]

Tuesday June 7th – Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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, June 9th, 2011

Andy Hickie & The Merry Maidens Album Launch [+]

Thursday June 9th – Free Entry

Andy Hickie is a roaming singer songwriter from the mountains of North Wales. Spending the last three years touring the UK and Ireland, Andy has established a firm reputation on the touring circuit, built on the quality of his songs and the high energy of his live performances. Living out on the road in his trusty camper van ‘Dean’, Andy has been earning his troubadour stripes gigging, collecting stories and sharing his songs the old fashioned way.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Undercover Hippy [+]

£4 Entry

Billy Salisbury, a.k.a. The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together folk guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical wordplay of a hip-hop mc. Political without preaching, his songs deliver a positive message that is hard to ignore.

Starting out as a dj and mc when he was 16, Billy finally returned to the music of his hippy upbringing and picked up a guitar again in 2002. His first songs were simply a combination of lyrics from his mc past sung over the guitar. This fusion of styles has now become what defines his music today.

The Undercover Hippy only started performing professionally in 2007, moving back to the UK from Barcelona to take the UK festival circuit by storm. In those three years he has gone from being a virtual unknown to being one of the most passionately championed acts of the festival scene. After starting out playing solo, Billy now has a four piece band consisting of James Pagella on drums, Alex Crane on bass, Andreas Millns on keys and Jona Ballard on percussion. Together they have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Beach Break Live, The Secret Garden Party and Ireland’s Electric Picnic. They have played alongside bands like The Bays, The Dub Pistols, Pama International and The Portico Quartet.

A recent visit to The Gambia has seen Billy become a popular artist there also. Collaborations with local artists and producers such as Dr Olugander and Germany based Rebellion the Recaller, as well as live performances, have led to him getting regular airplay on Gambian Radio. A second trip is planned.

The overall response to The Undercover Hippy, both live and recorded, has been phenomenal. Recently featured as a potential candidate for next years Ivors Awards in M Magazine, he has received praise from all corners of the globe. Expect big things from this man!

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APPEARING ON Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Skaville JA to Hitsville USA [+]

£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 Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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, June 16th, 2011

Chubby Knuckles with Tom Hingley Solo (Ex Inspiral Carpets) [+]

Thursday 16th June – Free Entry

with DJ Timmy Magic

Intimate solo show from ex-frontman of one of the most influential bands to come out of Manchester, The Inspiral Carpets.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, June 17th, 2011

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators [+]

Friday 17th June – £4 Entry

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators are a roots reggae band playing a mixture of original songs and covers by artists ranging from Dennis Brown to Burning Spear. Talented and creative musicians they are known for their catchy songs soulful vocals and energetic live performances.

Through the networks developed by playing in different bands within the diverse musical communities of Manchester, Trevor Roots and the Collaborators were formed. Joined by a love of reggae, a shared history in M16, and making music, the Collaborators songs reflect contemporary issues and the hope for a brighter future.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Houdini Dax [+]

Saturday 18th June – £4 Entry

http://www.houdinidax.co.uk/

Summer 2011. And the nippers are still making good honest rock ’n’ roll. Take Cardiff’s Houdini Dax, who have an average age of 19. What are they doing digesting records, writing songs and rehearsing when they could be playing Xbox or texting friends from the back of the bus? Weren’t “the kids” supposed to have tired of analogous music? Wasn’t the house music craze of the late ’80s supposed to have killed rock? Heck, thinking about it, weren’t the synth bands of over 20 years ago viewed as the only way forward?

No my dear music lovers, valves are not dead, rock ’n’ roll is blossoming and “the kids are alright” (as Pete Townshend so neatly put it 46 years ago). The Noughties has seen great success for young bands.  The Libertines and then Arctic Monkeys paved the way post-Brit Pop and now still barely out of the shadows come Houdini Dax, your soon to be favourite new band.

Hearing ‘The Magicians’ for the first time it’s impossible not to think of Alex Turner and his band in their early stages. Jack Butler’s edgy vocals, sharp wordplay and the stop-start, spiky New Wave tendency of the playing certainly share similarities with early Arctic Monkeys, but it’s not what defines them.  A video of a live acoustic performance for Huw Stephens’ Swn Festival ‘Swn is Sound’ video series of ‘Struggling In The Sand’ show Houdini Dax playing in a stripped back setting with acoustic guitar, bass, brushed drums and harmonies to the fore. It’s tight, honed and timeless. Yes, they have major talent. They can sing splendidly, they throw in some deft bridges and could very well sound like one of those great old acts. Yet they don’t! And when quizzed about their favourite bands, ’60s touchstones (The Beatles, The Kinks, The Sonics, The Stooges) meet latter day acts (Blur and Supergrass) and new bands (The Black Keys, The Raconteurs and White Denim). Yet You Belong To Dax Darling sounds nothing like any of them. It’s the sound of teenagers discovering what they can do.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Open Mic with The Rusty Cadillacs [+]

Sunday 19th June – Free Entry

Tom Durkin & The Rusty Cadillacs are a band that express contemporary ideas through the traditional music forms of both Folk and Country. The Bangor and Chester based band, Ramble around the country and the North of Wales, playing unique and entertaining shows no matter how small or big the venue may be.

Influence by great American artists and songwriters such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Tom Durkin tries hard to be as honest and as socially accurate as possible in his lyrics. And what finer thing to do it over than a young attractive female backing vocalist, Robyn Page and demon Banjo player, Ben Smith.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

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, June 23rd, 2011

Doodleplanet [+]

Thursday 23rd June – Free Entry

Telford’s is proud to present yet another Doodleplanet event. An exciting interactive art and music event that just keeps getting better and better.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, June 24th, 2011

BBC Radio Wales Adam Walton DJ Set [+]

£4 Entry

DJ set from BBC Radio Wales’s Adam Walton bringing to your ears a delightful mixture of old ‘n’ new sure to get you racing to the dance floor.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Jon Nelson DJ Set [+]

£4 Entry

A surperb mixture of music from one of our favourite DJ’s John Nelson accompanied by a visual light show to pull shapes and make shadows.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson [+]

Free Entry

Open mic antics with Telford’s legend Mark bringing his unique folk/jazz/blues stylings to the show. Bring your instruments and best singing voice and join in the fun.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

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, June 30th, 2011

Cut Your Teeth presents… SEE HEAR [+]

£4 Entry/£3 NUS