Listings for April, 2012

APPEARING ON Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Open Mic Session with Dave Burton [+]

Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginners Classes – £3 Intermediate Lessons

Salsa dancing events and lessons are organised by Don Stephens, for people from the whole of the North West. From Anglesey, Bangor and Llandudno, to Rhyl, Deeside and Chester.

The music played each evening is a mix of newer salsa styles, such as funky salsa and salsaton, to the older favorites like Cuban and New York.

Also some bachata, merengue, cha cha and kizomba music is played on the evening.

About the Classes

Salsa lessons are given at the beginning of each Salsa evening. The beginners’ lesson starts at 8.15pm and usually lasts about for 45 minutes. There is a small step introduction session first, in the form of a line.

This lesson is for absolute beginners and people who are just starting out in the salsa scene. You will be learning basic footwork, basic handholds and basic turn patterns. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

The improvers’ lesson starts around 8.15 and usually lasts for 45 minutes. There is a step introduction first, in the form of a line, using more complicated footwork.

This lesson is aimed at people who already know the basic steps, handholds and turns, but want to put them into more complicated routines for a smoother look on the dancefloor. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

After the lessons finish, mixed salsa music is played until 12.30am.

All of the events have a friendly atmosphere and are well attended, with an almost even ratio of men and women.

Also there are guest teachers at some of the events so please keep an eye out for future flyers and promotions.

http://www.salsa-inferno.co.uk/index.html


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The Rusty Cadillacs [+]

Thursday 5 April – Free Entry

Tom Durkin – Guitar, Vocals
Robyn Page – Backing vocals, Mandolin
Eddy Baker – Fiddle.

The Rusty Cadillacs bring to the stage a unique and energetic slant on Southern American Mountain music and all things old-time.

If you like a band that will get your toes tapping then this young trio will not disappoint.

Their diverse collection of old-time, bluegrass and american folk songs will keep you on the edge of your seat as you hang on every melody, harmony and chord change.

Come and show your support for young talent and live music by supporting The Rusty Cadillacs as they spread their love of American music around the North West and North Wales.

“Witty banter and superb toe tapping music, these guys are fab!!” – Fire on the Mountain Band


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 6th, 2012

Shy And The Fight [+]

Good Friday, April 6 2012

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter

Shy and the Fight are a 7 piece alternative folk/pop collaborative based in and around Chester and North Wales.

Michael Deponeo (Guitar, Vocals), Christopher Done (Bass, Vocals), Thomas Hyndman (Guitar, Vocals), Carrie Anderson (Violin, Glockenspiel, Vocals), Jackson Almond (Keys, Electronics, Banjo), Tom Wootton (Drums) and Samuel Williams (Drums, Percussion, accordian) have been together since late 2009 and within their short time together, have gotten off to a fantastic start playing at a wide range of venues from local bars and touring venues to larger events including the first ‘Stop Making Sense’ festival at the ‘Garden’ festival site in Croatia, Chester rocks festival and focus wales.

Regularly performing across the UK, alongside many reputable acts, they have built up a substantial live fan base and have made frequent appearances on the Adam Walton show on BBC Radio Wales having also recorded a live session for the show. this has led to interest elsewhere including being a top pick on montreal’s cism radio station. And even more recently the band were surprised to hear their song had been played a couple of times on Jen longs introducing show on BBC radio 1.

Their track ‘How to stop an imploding man’ was used in the controversial Jack Wills advertising campaign for their Easter catalogue earlier this year, petitioned against by the daily mail.

Shy and the Fight are a dynamic group and their energetic performances are definitely not something to be missed!

Popty-Ping are putting out a Shy single as their first release. It’ll be a 500 only 7” on coloured vinyl, of All That We See or Seem / Breaks

As the first in a series of packaged, limited run vinyl singles from welsh and English bands across 2012

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“the reason im drawn to this (shy & the fight) is because it has a huge heart”- Adam Walton, BBC radio wales
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“C’est magnifique” Melanie L, CISM FM (Montreal)
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“Shy is a gift that keeps on giving” North wales Post


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson feat. The Ratty Little Fingers [+]

Sunday 8 April 2012

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.

The Ratty Little Fingers

Ratty Little Fingers are Austin, Christian and Katy, inspired by bands like the Flaming Lips and Pixies, they sing raucous and chaotic pop songs whilst pushing the folk genre. In 2011 the band played over 100 shows and festivals throughout the UK and across Europe, attracting such luminaries as Johnny Marr to their performances.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginners Classes – £3 Intermediate Lessons

Salsa dancing events and lessons are organised by Don Stephens, for people from the whole of the North West. From Anglesey, Bangor and Llandudno, to Rhyl, Deeside and Chester.

The music played each evening is a mix of newer salsa styles, such as funky salsa and salsaton, to the older favorites like Cuban and New York.

Also some bachata, merengue, cha cha and kizomba music is played on the evening.

About the Classes

Salsa lessons are given at the beginning of each Salsa evening. The beginners’ lesson starts at 8.15pm and usually lasts about for 45 minutes. There is a small step introduction session first, in the form of a line.

This lesson is for absolute beginners and people who are just starting out in the salsa scene. You will be learning basic footwork, basic handholds and basic turn patterns. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

The improvers’ lesson starts around 8.15 and usually lasts for 45 minutes. There is a step introduction first, in the form of a line, using more complicated footwork.

This lesson is aimed at people who already know the basic steps, handholds and turns, but want to put them into more complicated routines for a smoother look on the dancefloor. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

After the lessons finish, mixed salsa music is played until 12.30am.

All of the events have a friendly atmosphere and are well attended, with an almost even ratio of men and women.

Also there are guest teachers at some of the events so please keep an eye out for future flyers and promotions.

http://www.salsa-inferno.co.uk/index.html


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Meet The Brewer – Tatton Brewery [+]

Tickets £9.00 / £7.00 for CAMRA members

Following on from the success of our 1st ever beer festival last October, Telford’s is delighted to announce our first Meet The Brewer evening on Thursday, April 12th.

With the rise of microbreweries and good quality craft beers over the past few years, we’ve decided to take advice from the CAMRA website and host a Meet The Brewer evening.  The aim being to allow our customers to meet the folks who produce their weekly tipples.

For our first evening we’ve invited along the good folks from Tatton Brewery along to pass on some of their knowledge.

On the night Gregg Sawyer, Owner and Head Brewer will be available to talk about his brewery and the beers they produce, whilst our friendly and skilled bar staff man the pumps.  Here is a little overview of the brewery from their website :

Tatton Brewery is a family  business, based in Knutsford in the heart of Cheshire. By combining a custom built modern brewery, an historic local yeast, and years of experience producing internationally renowned recipes we aim to brew Cheshire’s finest beers.

Our brewery has been specifically designed for consistency and quality, we know that each and every pint we deliver needs to be as good as the last.

We have 4 regular beers  always available, complemented by seasonals and occasionals to add variety and a little fun to our range.

www.tattonbrewery.co.uk

The evening will run from 8pm until the pub closes at half past midnight, with Gregg available until 10pm. The first couple of hours will be ticket only, with our bottom bar area only for the beer afficionados, from 10pm it will be open to all.

Tickets are available from Telford’s bar or on the night at £9 / £7 on production of a valid CAMRA card. For this you will get the aforementioned option of meeting Gregg, 4 halves of the beers available and a pork pie.  There will also be live music on the small stage in the main bar with Rusty Mahone and friends.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Sundowners [+]

Friday 13 April

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

DJ Sets From – THE CORAL & ADAM WALTON (BBC Radio)

The Sundowners are a five piece from The Wirral. They’re cooking up a musical melting pot of musical influences including Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Byrds and Tom Petty. Having formed 6 months ago they’re taking their time, writing real songs, putting on great gigs and capturing an audience all around the country. They’ve supported Cats Eyes in London, Faris loved them and Weller is into them too. There’s something otherworldly about them. Great tunes Great haircuts, what more do you need.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Skaville JA To Hitsville USA [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginners Classes – £3 Intermediate Lessons

Salsa dancing events and lessons are organised by Don Stephens, for people from the whole of the North West. From Anglesey, Bangor and Llandudno, to Rhyl, Deeside and Chester.

The music played each evening is a mix of newer salsa styles, such as funky salsa and salsaton, to the older favorites like Cuban and New York.

Also some bachata, merengue, cha cha and kizomba music is played on the evening.

About the Classes

Salsa lessons are given at the beginning of each Salsa evening. The beginners’ lesson starts at 8.15pm and usually lasts about for 45 minutes. There is a small step introduction session first, in the form of a line.

This lesson is for absolute beginners and people who are just starting out in the salsa scene. You will be learning basic footwork, basic handholds and basic turn patterns. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

The improvers’ lesson starts around 8.15 and usually lasts for 45 minutes. There is a step introduction first, in the form of a line, using more complicated footwork.

This lesson is aimed at people who already know the basic steps, handholds and turns, but want to put them into more complicated routines for a smoother look on the dancefloor. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

After the lessons finish, mixed salsa music is played until 12.30am.

All of the events have a friendly atmosphere and are well attended, with an almost even ratio of men and women.

Also there are guest teachers at some of the events so please keep an eye out for future flyers and promotions.

http://www.salsa-inferno.co.uk/index.html


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Doodle Planet [+]

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. Compulsive scribbler David Setter transforms the walls of Telford’s into giant canvases with the emphasis on freehand doodling all to the sublime sounds of DJ Matty Setter – expect Latin Beats, Freestyle Funk and Saucy Soul tracks. Everyone is welcome to come on down and scribble to your hearts content…

Interactive Art


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Mouse Outfit & Dr Syntax [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter

The Mouse outfit is a 10 piece live hip hop band based in Manchester, comprising of drums, samplers, keys, synths, guitar, bass, saxophones, trumpet, flute and vocals.

They have gigged relentlessly around the UK over the last 2 years,  supporting many of their influences including – Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Youngblood Brass Band, Akil the MC (Jurassic 5), Souls of Mischief, The Sugarhill Gang, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), DJ Format, The Nextmen, 6ix Toys, Louis Logic, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, DJ Vadim, The Herbaliser, Fabio.

In 2010 the band played two live sessions for the BBC at Maida Vale, first for BBC Radio 1 and secondly for the Mark Lamarr show on Radio 2. The group have also received support from The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, and The Ras Kwame Homegrown podcasts from BBC 1Extra.

The Mouse Outfit are currently writing and recording with UK  hip hop legend Dr Syntax, Bedos, Baba Israel, MC Presto and Sparkz. The Mouse Outfit have been dubbed ‘The UK’s Breakestra’ as their live show seamlessly blends original tunes with b-boy funk breaks and classic hip hop.

DR SYNTAX

The Mouse Outfit have recently started guesting UK hip hop legend Dr Syntax on live performances.  Having cut his teeth on tracks with Foreign Beggar’s on their debut album ‘Asylum Speakers’, Doc Synners soon gained a reputation as one of the UK’s most talented wordsmiths and charismatic performers.

His 2007 solo album Self Taught received widespread acclaim and was featured in Hip Hop Connection’s Top 100 Albums of the Year. With keen eyed social commentary, contemplative musings on life and straight up cold rhyming, Syntax has showcased his abilities all over the UK and further afield with performances at Glastonbury, Hip Hop Kemp in the Czech Republic and Splash Festival in Germany.

In addition to brand new tracks from forthcoming EPs, The Mouse Outfit and Dr Syntax live shows will feature material from his second album ‘Benny Huge’, available on Dented Records.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Jon Amor Blues Group [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter

UK vocalist and guitarist Jon Amor, formerly of award-winning British band The Hoax, has joined forces with long-time collaborators Dave Doherty, Chris Doherty and Simon Small to form Jon Amor Blues Group. Drawing inspiration from the Blues greats of the past like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as more contemporary acts like Black Keys and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the group’s sound is powerful, raw and uncompromising.

Already the energy and power of the band’s sound is causing a stir throughout the UK and Europe. The band will be touring extensively in 2012.

“Like a more refined Jon Spencer Blues Explosion meets a more expansive Black Keys”
Guitarist Magazine ****

“A gloriously tight-but-loose band that plays with fire in its collective body”Hi-Fi News ‘Album Choice” – 9/10

“This is Dr. Feelgood 2.0 – a blisteringly confident album.”Rock And Reel Magazine ****

 
APPEARING ON Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Open Mic Session with Mercy Elise [+]

Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Neil Innes Solo Show [+]

Monday 23 April – Tickets £12.00

Photograph courtesy of John Seedhouse -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leftlung/3991109106

The manic maestro responsible for The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles and many musical musing with Monty Python makes a triumphant, cue fanfare – Tra Lah La Lah – return to the Telford’s stage.  Whoop Whoop!

Tickets available online via SeeTickets or via the venue on 01244 390 090


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Crackling Vinyl presents Chris T-T + She Makes War [+]

Tuesday 24th April – Tickets £5.oo Adv

christt.com

The genius that is Chris T–T.
Huw Stephens – BBC Radio 1

Chris T–T is a man that we can trust with our lives. If he was standing for Mayor of London, I’d vote for him.
Steve Lamacq – BBC Radio 2

“Outstanding, indispensable genius. A modern-day Blake.”
The Sunday Times

Over the past decade, writer and musician Chris T-T has been one of the most consistently acclaimed artists in British underground music.

Since 1999 Chris has released eight albums, including a trilogy about London: The 253 (2001), London Is Sinking (2003) and Capital (2008), as well as political protest album 9 Red Songs (2005) and more recently the inward-looking Love Is Not Rescue (2010).

Based in Brighton but restlessly mobile, he writes for magazines, websites and books, including a regular column in national left-wing newspaper The Morning Star. Alongside writing and touring, Chris also speaks regularly at conferences and runs songwriting seminars and workshops.

“A national gem of a songwriter.”
The Independent

Emerging from roots in late 90s lo-fi and psych-folk, Chris first gained acclaim for sarcastic, city-obsessed urban folk. More recently he has developed into an influential figure of UK song; crossing barriers between punk, psych-pop and English folk, inspiring a generation of successful home-grown artists.

Chris has played shows around the world with artists such as Ben Folds, Elbow, The Divine Comedy, The National, Bellowhead, Walkmen, Delgados, British Sea Power, Arab Strap, Carter USM, Frank Turner, Marcus Brigstocke, Madrugada, Attila The Stockbroker, Robyn Hitchcock, Stewart Lee, Iain Sinclair and many others. He has also played piano for three generations of great British singer-songwriter; accompanying Tom Robinson, Jim Bob (Carter USM) and Frank Turner.

She Makes War

She Makes War is the solo project of Laura Kidd – multi-instrumentalist vocal chameleon (past collaborators include The Young Punx, Redroche, Michael Gray, Koolwah and Super Mal), filmmaker and video director, photographer, blogger, sometime session musician (previously for I Blame Coco, Tricky, Alex Parks and Lil’ Chris) and strident purveyor of grungey dystopian gloom-pop.

Debut album “Disarm” was co-produced by Kidd and Myles Clarke (Belakiss, Sparkadia, Sneaker Pimps) and self released in September 2010, preceded by two singles – “Let This Be” and “I Am”. The album was accompanied by four quirky handmade music videosdirected/executive produced and edited by Kidd, starring a host of characters from zombie clowns to sleepy lions to intrepid penguins.

www.shemakeswar.com


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginners Classes – £3 Intermediate Lessons

Salsa dancing events and lessons are organised by Don Stephens, for people from the whole of the North West. From Anglesey, Bangor and Llandudno, to Rhyl, Deeside and Chester.

The music played each evening is a mix of newer salsa styles, such as funky salsa and salsaton, to the older favorites like Cuban and New York.

Also some bachata, merengue, cha cha and kizomba music is played on the evening.

About the Classes

Salsa lessons are given at the beginning of each Salsa evening. The beginners’ lesson starts at 8.15pm and usually lasts about for 45 minutes. There is a small step introduction session first, in the form of a line.

This lesson is for absolute beginners and people who are just starting out in the salsa scene. You will be learning basic footwork, basic handholds and basic turn patterns. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

The improvers’ lesson starts around 8.15 and usually lasts for 45 minutes. There is a step introduction first, in the form of a line, using more complicated footwork.

This lesson is aimed at people who already know the basic steps, handholds and turns, but want to put them into more complicated routines for a smoother look on the dancefloor. This lesson is usually taken by Don Stephens or guest teacher.

After the lessons finish, mixed salsa music is played until 12.30am.

All of the events have a friendly atmosphere and are well attended, with an almost even ratio of men and women.

Also there are guest teachers at some of the events so please keep an eye out for future flyers and promotions.

http://www.salsa-inferno.co.uk/index.html


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Glendale Family Presents [+]

Free Entry

Small Stage

Rhys Trimble

Dave Owen

The Greengrass Candidates

Main Stage

The Glendale Family

Al Shields

Electric Stereo Misstress

All in aid of Music In Hospitals


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 27th, 2012

Lou Lu & the Boy [+]

Lou Lu & the Boy

Lulu and the Boy are an English duo that was formed by Lucy John Paul and Jonathan Gales in 2008. They met in the Que of a budget supermarket in Waterloo and often sing into the corners of rooms. Stylistically they may be assigned to the indie rock, psych folk, folk-tronic genres.

http://mangoneblog.tumblr.com/post/20709845151/interview-lu-lou-the-boy


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Miserable Rich [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter

Cancelled …. More information to follow


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles [+]

Free Before 9pm,£4.00 thereafter

‘You have an amazing talent’ – Simon Gavin, Universal Records

‘Gorgeous’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

‘Wonderfully sweeping, intricate and majestic pop songs distinctly of the “they don’t write them like that anymore” category’ – The Beat Surrender

‘…reminiscent of some of Neil Hannon’s finer moments.’ – Sandman Magazine

‘You can do the hardest thing, the hardest thing in town, which is to write a melody. It’s a good trick to be able to do so you’ve got the most important bit.’ – Blur’s Alex James