Listings for July, 2011

APPEARING ON Friday, July 1st, 2011

Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles [+]

Friday 1st July – £4 Entry

Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles are an 8-piece Orchestral Pop band, based in Leeds. The sound the band creates is a genuinely beautiful mixing pot of lush orchestrations, poetic lyrics, romantic melodies and powerful energy.

The band have now released their new single ‘White Houses’, with B-Side ‘Heroes’. The single is produced by Whiskas (formerly of ForwardRussia/ Dance to the Radio label). White Houses is a stunning track partnering seaside imagery with expert melodies and harmonies.

www.facebook.com/arthurrigby


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Buffalo Clover [+]

Saturday 2nd July -

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Most bands dubbed “Americana” focus on a thin slice of roots music, but the Nashville-based outfit Buffalo Clover lays claim to a wide swath, all with a smart pop sensibility.

The band’s official biography says its styles range from “underdog gypsy punk to Motown boxcar blues, [and] vaudevillian acid rock to train-wreck folk,” and those labels are accurate both in terms of genre and vivid, mature execution. On any given night, Buffalo Clover might cover James Brown, Etta James, or Neil Young, and that also offers some sense of what appears to be a nearly boundless comfort zone.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Open Mic Session with the Glendale Family [+]

Free Entry

This week Chester’s longest running open mic night is sure to bring you some great folk sounds, sea shanty clap alongs and some punching poetry so come along, bring your guitar, keys, violins and even a triangle and get involved.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 6th, 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, July 7th, 2011

Jazz Union [+]

Free Entry

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

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


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 8th, 2011

Ben Poole Band [+]

Friday 8th July – £4.oo Entry

Inspired by the Blues, infused with a hard hitting, “in-yer-face” rock approach and topped-off by virtuoso musicianship, Ben Poole is being talked of as “the” new up-and-coming UK Blues guitarist; one of the finest to have emerged in Europe for years. Having already played with, and received critical acclaim from some of his heroes; legendary blues artists including Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and John Mayall, at just 22 years of age it appears that there is no stopping this young and incredibly gifted musician. His latest recordings reinforce this and make it blatantly clear that Ben is destined for a great future on the European Blues/Rock scene.

“F***ing amazing! I loved his playing…I really loved his playing!” -Jeff Beck

“Great tracks, great guitar and vocal live…one great special player!” -Bernie Torme (Ozzy Osbourne, Ian Gillan/Deep Purple)


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 9th, 2011

The Loose Kites [+]

£4.oo Entry


Chester favourites the loose kites make a welcome and not-before-time-young-man return to Telfords Warehouse for their first gig of the summer. The band are celebrating not only a new single, but also the return of long-wandering guitarist Ollie Edwards. Expect the kites, Ollie along with Si, Jai, Josh and Mike, to tear down not only this house but next door and next door’s next door with familiar tunes both old and new, including ‘Revelation’, which is out now.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Rusty Mahone [+]

Free Entry

This weeks open mic brings you ‘new look’ rusty with his squeezebox, stomping sea shanties and tequila antics. Come and join us and get involved.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 13th, 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, July 14th, 2011

Dave Sharp (The Alarm) Solo Show [+]

Thursday 14th July – Free Entry

1989 saw the US release coast-to-coast hit album, Change, and #1 AOR single, ‘Sold Me Down the River’, from British rock band, The Alarm. Sadly, 1991 saw the surprise departure of the band’s lead singer…

Dave Sharp, co-founder of The Alarm had that previous year enlisted the help of legendary maverick record producer Bob Johnston (Dylan, Willie Nelson & Leonard Cohen) to help cut his first solo record. It was a determined young man who walked through the doors at The Hit Factory NYC in December 1990, and in under a week Sharp’s album Hard Travlin’ had been recorded, mixed and delivered for release to IRS Records.

A relentless two-year period of Stateside touring followed including appearances at Farm Aid concerts and Earth Day celebrations before Sharp returned to New York City in 1992 to perform for an audience of 25,000 gathered in Central Park to celebrate the 80th birthday of folk legend Woody Guthrie. It was a seminal event for Dave Sharp who performed alongside Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Billy Bragg and shared the stage with The Right Reverend Jessie Jackson.

In 1996 Sharp once again teamed up with producer Bob Johnston entering Credence Clearwater Revival’s studio in San Francisco to record and release his second solo album, Downtown America. Two underground hits followed, ‘The Ghost of Preacher Casey’ and ‘Give Me Back My Job’, which both received healthy rotation across the board at American radio and led to television appearances on country music’s Nashville Network.

Sharp returned to the UK in 2002 to record his third solo album, The Power of Soul, released on Manchester’s Townsend Records, successfully re-introducing him to British audiences and earning him solo recognition across the UK with British music critics.

Dave Sharp’s solo albums have received positive critical recognition on both sides of the Atlantic and over the past decade and a half Sharp has been fortunate to work alongside many of the artists he has long respected. Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash have appeared on his recordings. He has performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Bill Munroe and Porter Wagoner. Whether solo or with a band, guitar in hand, Dave Sharp delivers the ”Spirit of Rock & Roll.”

His music has been described as everything from folk and blues to rock, country and punk; his performances as everything from legendary to lousy. However one word can never be used to describe Dave Sharp: ”Predictable.”

Dave Sharp has embraced mainstream popular culture whilst at the same time remaining one step away from its grasp . . . he likes it that way!

‘It’s a Mighty Hard Road to be Travlin’ Down.’ Dave Sharp writes it, sings it and lives it.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 15th, 2011

Cat Scratch Fever [+]

£4 Entry

Being a peculiar Liverpool cult band in the mid 1990s…..Featuring Paul Kappa as Dr. Hank B. Death….. a frock coated ,Colt Navy totin’ guitar player, ripping Country and Eastern apart, with his faithful pals Tox and Two-Gun Tennessee Slim

Cat Scratch Fever. A disease that you can catch. A cursory search of the web shows that Cat Scratch Fever is quite nasty, and that’s even before making reference to Ted Nugent.


Two ex members of Liverpool group ‘The Lawnmower’ Tony Doyle (The Accelerators, Simply Red, Bo Jelly) and D.A. Dolman ( The Moondogs, The Beach Bastards) asked Paul Kappa (The Blimey Brothers, The Cathedral, Candy Store Rock, Up and Running) in the late summer of 1992 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 MTV (big deal!) ITV, and Channel One cable!!! They were regulars with Mark Lamaar on his afternoon show on GLR, brodcast from Baker St. in London.


This line up of Cat Scratch Fever broke up in 1998, after what would be most pleasantly described as ‘personal differences’, or, put plainly that Dolman and Kappa didn’t like each other very much! Oh, the politics of making music. The two albums and off-shoot singles and EPs recorded were ‘Death Western’ and ‘The Big Bang!’


The first album ‘Death Western’ was begun in April 1994, and was recorded in Rick Rock’s ‘Wand Studios’ in a basement underneath a decrepit fish and chip shop, last decorated on VE day, and with fish stocks from the same era. Often the boys would eat their suppers there, warmed by undertable heating; surely one of the Seven Wonders of East Acton. Dolman and Doyle both contracted food poisoning and were forced to play the regular Wednesday gig in Guinans on Slater Street, Liverpool sitting down, and running to the toilet often.
The record producer was Dean Ross, who had been in an experimental line up of one of Robert Plant’s many bands, and also produced Betty Boo (who?). He was a friend of label boss Rick Rock out of Kansas City, and immediately recognised that the plucky power rockabilly trio from Liverpool couldn’t really play in time together, and so the year long recording process began, slowly, then more slowly. What resulted was the release, after a frustrating waiting game and two years of:


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 16th, 2011

The Method [+]

£4 Entry

So how do you describe a band like The Method? The lazy review of Dissidents and Dancers would be to say ‘if you like The Coral or like The Bees, you’ll love The Method.’ But we’re not lazy.

Out of Cardiff, The Method are the musical equivalent of a sponge, taking (less-obvious) influences from the fields of 60s beat, garage and psych, not to mention the likes of two tone, old school indie (when the word meant something) and punk to create a sound that’s unique, but with more than a touch of familiarity to the educated ear.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Kai Lena [+]

Free Entry

Time to bring your guitars, basses, pianos, drums, tamborines, loop pedals, whatever you feel like to the stage and get up do your thing. Hosted by Kai lena and her unique piano stylings get here early to book a slot.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 20th, 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, July 21st, 2011

Chubby Knuckles with DJ Timmy Magic [+]

Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The Roseville Band [+]

£4 Entry

Born and raised in Wrexham, North Wales, The Roseville Band deliver soulful, bluesy rock tunes. Forming the creative nucleus of the band, the guitarist brothers Andy and Steve Jones grew up in a house – Roseville – in the idyllic Flintshire Mountains, drawing in a community of friends and musicians from the surrounding area, which gave rise to the Roseville Band in 2006.

The Roseville Band form a folksy fusion built around songwriter Andy’s distinctive husky vocals, intertwined with beguiling melodies, a sturdy rhythm section and embellished by a two-piece horn section, delivering a joyful musical celebration. The six-piece line-up reverts to the heartfelt, rhapsodic and gritty music of Neil Young, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and The Band, as well as drawing fresher influences from likes of Band of Horses, Arcade Fire and The Mystery Jets. Their conviction and dedication to innovation has steered them beyond trends to places of unfettered artistic integrity.

Dubbed ‘the Welsh Kings of Leon’ by the NME, The Roseville Band debuted with sessions and airplay on XFM Manchester, Juice FM, MFM Radio and – of course – BBC Wales, and chalked up triumphant performances at Glastonbury Festival and Cardiff Calling, where they appeared alongside the likes of Super Furry Animals & The Streets. All this, tied in with a commendably intense work ethic (well over two hundred gigs in their two years of existence), has established their reputation as fervently committed performers of powerful songs.

Following on from the recent EP Where Have You Been?, Little Eyes In The Universe, their debut album, was recorded with producers Dom McCready and Lance Thomas [Simian and Ladytron]. Dedicated, inspired and inspiring, The Roseville Band have always been ones to let their music do the talking, now it’s time for us to listen.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Baked A-La-Ska @ Funkdub [+]

Saturday 23rd July £4.00 Entry

Bonkers ska troupe, Baked A La Ska, are coming to rip up the stage at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 23rd July with their heavy, heavy Manchester Ska sound. An 11 piece band of assembled oddballs and pranksters brought together by keyboardist and wizard, Mr John Ellis.

The 11-piece ska band specialise in taking legendary songs from all genres and mutating them to form infectious reggae stompers with their own unmistakable twist. Nothing is safe from the ska treatment: Beastie Boys, Frank Sinatra, Gary Numan and Jean-Michel Jarre have all had a thorough going over from the ska boys and you’ve never heard anything like it.

Classic ska toasting, a water-tight rhythm section, punchy horns and blissful harmonica: this is reggae-ska music out of the top drawer, whether they’re pumping out their uplifting original songs or infectious covers.

A true one of a kind, a Baked A La Ska gig is like nothing you’ve seen or heard before; their irie version of Survivor’s classic Eye Of The Tiger is surely worth a trip down to Telfords alone.

Baked A La Ska will feature support from the Funkdub DJs, now in their seventh year of mesmerising DJ sets together. Get down early: Funkdub founders 3DJ and Gentleman Kush will be spinning choice cuts from 8pm and again after the band until 2am.

http://www.funkdub.net/


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Sarah Deboe [+]

Free Entry

Chester singer/songwriter and winner of the Liverpool Soundclash competition hosts this weeks Open Mic Session.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 27th, 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, July 28th, 2011

The Roddai [+]

Free Entry

Chester partysters known for their lively acoustic renditions of all your fave tunes.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 29th, 2011

SEALS (AUS) [+]

Friday 29th July – £4 Entry

Australian psychedelic pop and electro funk outfit SEALS are set to embark on their first UK tour to launch their latest EP ‘Castaways’ at venues across the United Kingdom in July 2011.

Some of their songs are happy and jangly, others are heavier and dancier, all of them are catchy. Their music has the ability to transport you to a place you’d rather be.

The first part of 2011 has seen their music featured on Australian TV, the Quiksilver Pro surfing competition and also in a youth campaign for the Australian Red Cross

http://soundcloud.com/sealsband/long-slow-summer

http://www.myspace.com/thesealsmusic



 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Cantaloop [+]

£4 Entry

Cantaloop’s mission is to provide 800% of C-funk with a satisfaction guarantee! This can be delivered to an intimate crowd or to the masses. Cantaloop are fronted by the C-funk messenger Dannie Dee with his trussed C-funk doctors 100C on guitar and Paulo De’Wooton on bass. No band is absolute without the engine and Cantaloop have two F1 Groove machines to choose from The Beef or King Popeye on drums.

The Horns of Plenty under the orders of Sugar lips with his 1st mate Ni-co launch their monster horn lines throwing down Phat dollops of Funkelicious Brass. When all these elements combust the Cantaloop Brotherhood always let the people know they are “CHAAAC-LAT.” Cantaloop are a true urban Funk outfit.