Listings for May, 2012

APPEARING ON Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Karima Francis with support T.G.Elias [+]

Tickets £7.00 Advance £8.00 On Door

In a word, Karima’s voice is stunning. In a breath, she’s capable of sweeping from ethereally angelic to devastatingly heartbreaking, a power that has seen her captivate audiences live.

Karima Francis is a young singer/songwriter from Blackpool, England. Nineteen years old, as of 2006, she is now based in Manchester, intending to study music. Originally a drummer also providing backing vocals for alternative/indie band Litterbug in her home town, she had only recently became a singer, and also plays the guitar. This change of direction has revealed a singer of enormous range and power who has been likened by some to a young Joan Armatrading, but who has a unique style of her own. This is coupled with a small number of lyrical and powerful self-written songs.

During the 2006 In the City event in Manchester, Karima Francis performed no less than six times and generated a great deal of both local and industry interest. During early 2007 Karima toured extensively, both as a headline act and in support of other musicians including Seth Lakeman and James Morrison during January and February. She has also performed at showcase events at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas.

In Spring 2007 Karima Francis was signed to the Newcastle based independent label, Kitchenware Records. She is to start work on the recording of her first album in June following the end of her May 2007 tour. The album is to be produced by Ken Nelson who has many major credits (Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy, Ray Lamontagne…).


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 2nd, 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, May 3rd, 2012

Window Stage Folkazm with Mark Henderson & The Goat-Roaper Rodeo Band [+]

Free Entry

Folk, Roots and Blues provided by Mark Henderson & Co. on Telford’s intimate Window Stage. See some of the best acoustic acts from the Northwest up close and personal. This week Mark features The Goat-Roaper Rodeo Band who have recently become an acoustic duo playing traditional country and folk songs. Filling in the silence between acts we have Mink Draylon playing some of his weird, wacky and wonderful records through scuzzy amps for that real grungy feel.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 4th, 2012

Cashier No. 9 [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.oo Thereafter

Is there a Belfast sound..? Van Morrison… Stiff Little Fingers… Divine Comedy… Cashier No. 9 sound nothing like any of these, but they’re as innovative and different as anything that’s come from the city. They could be from California, or Manchester, or any number of places, having been variously compared with The Byrds, Beach Boys, Stone Roses, Pavement, CSN, The Flaming Lips and many others. Yet with their rich vocal harmonies, bold guitar textures and supremely catchy melodies, they’ve created a sound that’s indeterminably none of these yet equally vibrant.

Cashier No. 9’s debut is produced by acclaimed DJ, film and music producer David Holmes. Combined with the mature, wryly humorous song-writing of frontman Danny Todd, the result is eclectic, layered, guitar-jangling country-laced pop. Within an ocean of standout tracks, opener and single ‘Goldstar’ is resplendent with bells and cascading melodies; ‘Lost at Sea’ skiffles with supreme rolling rhythms and sense of the 60s reborn; ‘Flick of the Wrist’ has an epic, Californian aura; and ‘Oh Pity’ sweeps the listener along with waves of rich harmonies.

Cashier live…

Cashier No. 9 have racked up a huge number of fans in the UK and abroad with extensive touring. The band have represented Belfast at London’s Electric Proms; performed at the Knitting Factory in New York and Brighton’s Great Escape; and graced the stage at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival.

Daniel Todd – Vocals, Guitars, Sequencing
James Smith – Guitars, Vocals
Stuart Magowan – Bass guitar, Vocals
Philip Duffy- Drums
Ronan Quinn – Keys, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals
Philip Wallace – Harmonica – Percussion

“Staggering, nonchalant talent” – BBC NI Across the line

“One of my favourite tunes” – Janice Long, Radio 2

“Thanks very much for turning us on to this! Cashier No.9 is the name of the band” –Steve Lamacq, Radio 2

“Ominous shuffle-beats and head-bending guitars” – Guardian.co.uk

“A band you want to hear more from.” – BBC.co.uk

“Get your cheque-books out!” – Radio 1, Rob da Bank


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The Targets [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

the targets are…

loud…

angst driven…

mod punk…

they don’t want to change the world, just tell it like it is…

these grey times

After 6 years of crafting their sound and their songs, after setbacks and heartaches, crap demo’s and shit takes, the targets are ready to explode on to the international scene…

And with youth on their side, the question the world should be asking isn’t “do they want it”… but “do you want it?”… and my god you will!

www.thetargets.co.uk


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Alx Green (EP Launch) [+]

Free Entry

This weeks open mic is hosted by local heart throb Alx Green who is also taking this opportunity to launch his latest EP so get on down for your free copy and bring along your instruments and best singing voice. www.alxgreen.com


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Crackling Vinyl presents Richard James [+]

Tickets £5

On Tuesday 8th May, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester.

Tickets for Richard James and The Gentle Good are £5 from the venue itself (01244 390090).

More information on this event’s artists follows:

Richard James
New album ‘Pictures In The Morning’ released 23rd April 2012 on Gwymon

Richard James, co-founder of seminal psych-folk band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, releases his third album, ‘Pictures in the Morning’ on the Gwymon label on April 23rd.

His first two albums, ‘The Seven Sleepers Den’ and ‘We Went Riding’ were very well received, and as a part of Gorky’s he toured extensively all over the world as well as recording eight albums and numerous ep’s and singles during a thirteen year period.

He has recently started a new project called Pen Pastwn, with a two-hour collection of songs, instrumentals and sound collage in the process of being finished, and a free EP entitled ‘In France’ released online at inchapters.com in December 2011.

He took the band on a week-long trip to Sudan with The British Council in February, and a short film of the trip can be seen on the website. Together with the writer John Williams, he started In Chapters almost three years ago, a music and literary collective based in Cardiff, where Richard is musical director, staging unique multi-media events with writers and musicians in collaboration, as well as the online content. He is in the process of starting a label with musical collaborator and friend Gareth Bonello (aka The Gentle Good), with solo gigs and Pen Pastwn shows coming up during the year.

Some choice quotes/marks etc -

Uncut – 8/10

LOBF -

Lauren Laverne – ‘Yes, love it!’

http://www.inchapters.com

http://twitter.com/inchapters_penp

The Gentle Good

The Gentle Good is also known as Cardiff born Gareth Bonello, a Welsh folk singer and songwriter. His honest and tender vocals are well matched to an intricate guitar style that owes much to the great guitarists of the 60s folk revival. A dedicated multi-instrumentalist his recordings are layered with subtle string arrangements as well as banjos, mandolins and glockenspiels.

Following a series of self released EPs, the debut album ‘While You Slept I Went Out Walking’ was released by Gwymon records in November 2008. The album received praise in the critical press, with Gareth variously being compared to Nick Drake, Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Martyn and Donovan by the likes of Mojo and the Guardian. The mighty Bob Harris repeatedly lavished high praise on the album on his Saturday night show and radio stations throughout the UK have gradually begun to play The Gentle Good.

A captivating live performer, The Gentle Good can enchant an audience with just a guitar, weaving dark stories amongst tragic folk songs as he performs. Recent developments have seen Gareth perform with a string section – delivering a more complete sound closer to those heard on his records.

The Gentle Good is an experienced live act, having delighted audiences at home and abroad at festivals such as Celtic Connections, Lorient Interceltique, The Green Man, End of the Road, Latitude, Swn Festival, In the City, South by Southwest and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

In the summer of 2009 The Gentle Good was one of 12 bands selected through the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition to perform at Glastonbury Festival.

Chester’s excellent 2nd hand vinyl emporium, Grey ‘n’ Pink Records join us in the top bar. Cash back available over the bar.

Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, Trwbador, The Gentle Good, Golden Fable, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Sophie Ballamy.

Crackling Vinyl DJ’s: Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes, Sîon Glyn, Elin Bach, Jeremy Horrill, Adam Walton.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 9th, 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, May 10th, 2012

Crackling Vinyl DJ Set [+]

Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 11th, 2012

Gideon Conn [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Gideon Conn completed an art degree in Manchester where he quickly established a reputation for playing the piano in the main gallery and using the whole building as his studio space for outlandish sculptures.

The band formed around Gideon in 2005, and have gone from strength to strength. They have wowed at major festivals and toured with some fantastic artists including Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip6 Day Riot and Jason Mraz. They released a catchy, hip hop/indie crossover single called I Want You Around which was well received by radio – playlisted on Xfm and awarded breakfast single of the week on BBC 6 music as well being championed by Huw Stevens and Rob da Bank on Radio 1.

Gideon’s debut album entitled New Bop Sounds was released in August 2010 and he has a new album due this May with some great new tunes and videos to boot.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson + Stew’s Leaving Do [+]

Free Entry

As many of you know following his recent marriage, our hirsute, pet Australian is finally being reintroduced into his native habitat, and is being shipped out on May the 16th. To celebrate this momentous occasion we here at The Warehouse are throwing a leaving shindig on the evening of Sunday, May the 13th from 6pm.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite any and all friends of Mr Stew Etcell and Mrs Vicky Etcell (nee Powell) to come and join us in wishing them well.

Entertainment will be in the form of our usual Open Mic night, hosted by Mark Henderson but with a bit of a Jam Night twist. The bar will be open until 1am with the beer flowing and the bar staff ready and raring to go, so put on you drinking head, bring out your guitars and come down and join in the fun!


 
APPEARING ON Monday, May 14th, 2012

Scott Matthews [+]

Rescheduled date Monday 14th May

Contact venue for details 01244 390 090

Tickets £12.50

Scott’s musical past has seen him experiment with funk, indie, rock and soul, but his solo career has seen him take a more focused route towards folk and blues and he spent most of June 2006 supporting the Foo Fighters on their string of acoustic concerts across the UK. With influences including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Marc Bolan and Joe Satriani, his music is often likened to that of American singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Bob Log III [+]

Tickets £10.00

TOM WAITS : “And then there’s this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He’s this little kid — nobody ever knows how old he is — wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can’t see his face, and plays slide guitar. It’s just the loudest strangest stuff you’ve ever heard. You don’t understand one word he’s saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That’s what I aspire to basically.”

MILTON BERLE “Hey kid…. DO what thou wilt.”
ROBERT PLANT “Dear Bob, it’s been ages since Sweden.”


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 16th, 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, May 17th, 2012

dRUM wITH oUR hANDS presents An Evening of Music and Arts [+]

Free Entry

The second installment of our bi-monthly showcase of talent at Telford’s Warehouse. This month features music from dRUM wITH oUR hANDS artists Leaving Isaac’s Shop, Chester band The Vallums, and Welsh singer-songwriter James MacGregor.

Check out Leaving Isaac’s Shop here:

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

The Vallums here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vallums/125622554143108

This month also sees the first edition of ‘Light Box’, a regular pop up exhibition which dRUM wITH oUR hANDS will be bringing to Telfords, running alongside our music showcase.

To kick things off a vibrant light based installation by Chester artist Lucy Taylor will feature – see our website later this week for more details and an interview with the artist.

www.drumwithourhands.com


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 18th, 2012

Gallops [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

2011 was a monumental year for Gallops. Playing gigs as diverse as Austin, Texas’ SWX, Cardiff’s SWN Festival, Wrexham’s Papyrus Charity event as well as touring Holland and Germany.

The band has been busy in the studio, expanding their Mathrock sound, posting the demos online to rapturous applause.  Expect to hear material old and new as the band return to Chester .

www.gallops.com




 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Funkdub presents… Hackney Colliery Band (LIVE) [+]

In the latest chapter of its mission to bring the freshest and finest music to Chester, Funkdub has secured the mighty Hackney Colliery Band to perform their barnstorming live show at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 19th May.

Now into its eighth year, the Funkdub music revolution has changed the musical landscape of Chester, introducing critically acclaimed acts, such as Dub Pistols, Pama International and Gentleman’s Dub Club to legions of music lovers.

Funkdub’s latest hand-picked act is the Hackney Colliery Band, part of the incredible reinvention of the brass band for the 21st Century.

The East London collective’s funked-up covers of artists including Kings of Leon, Prodigy, Alicia Keys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, alongside their own original music, have seen them sell out headline shows at the Jazz Café, Scala and Hootenanny, supporting US brass megastars the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Their celebrated version of the Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre classic “No Diggity”, along with other singles from the Hackney Colliery Band’s eponymous debut album, sold out their vinyl run, and have been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and BBC 6 Music.

Expect an eclectic and brassy blend of funk, hip-hop, ska, contemporary jazz, New Orleans marching bands, Balkan beats, contemporary hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, Latin brass, African polyrhythms and high-octane rock.

Funkdub’s original DJ partnership, 3DJ and G-Kush, will play their trademark diverse and heavy sets before and after the band, fresh from spinning at London’s 2012 International Ska Festival.

Funkdub Live Presents…
Hackney Colliery Band will be on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at Telfords Warehouse, Chester. Tickets are free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

http://www.funkdub.net/
http://www.hackneycollieryband.co.uk/

Check out the Facebook invite page for free downloads!

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Charity Quiz followed by Open Mic Session with The Glendale Family [+]

Free Entry

A Sunday special for all you music trivia heads- Adam Walton presentS POP quiz, a music trivia quiz with extra special toppings. Get your brainiest mates together and form a team – for £2 entry per person pit your wits for the chane of pop quiz glory and a prize! 6 pm sharp start- dont be late! We’ re raising funds for MIND the mental health charity. Keep the Sunday good times rolling with open mic hosted by the Glendale Family afterwards.

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, May 23rd, 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, May 24th, 2012

Babylon Leaf [+]

Free Entry

With DJ Ono

Babylon Leaf are a rock/indie band hailing from North Wales, UK. They have been playing together for over ten years and have gigged around the country with both covers and original material. With a healthy selection of originals in the bag, the band are looking to gig and promote their new tunes throughout 2011.

www.babylonleaf.com/


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 25th, 2012

Catfish & The Bottlemen [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Catfish and The Bottlemen are a rock and roll band. Four lads with songs that are loud, explosive, sexy and young – and full of guitars.

Songs about regular stuff, everyday tales of love and lust. What happens when the lights go down. All delivered with a bright-eyed charm which is all their own.

Relentless touring has honed an explosive live performance which belongs on a big stage.

Catfish and The Bottlemen are going places and want to take you with them…

Poetry & Fuel EP (DELETED) – released August (Size Records UK)

The Beautiful Decay EP – March 2010 (Size Records UK)

Live Demos (DELETED) – September 2010

Debut Single ‘Bodies’ – November 2010 – (SOLD OUT) Ltd to 250 copies

The Sunday Sessions – November 2010 – (SOLD OUT) Ltd to 250 copies

Tortuga/Sidewinder – 12″ Red Vinyl – October 2011 – Ltd to 250 copies


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Samsara [+]

Free before 9pm, £4.00 thereafter



 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Rusty Mahone [+]

Free Entry

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


 
APPEARING ON Monday, May 28th, 2012

John Cooper Clarke [+]

Monday 28th May – Tickets £17.50

John Cooper Clarke (aka JCC, The Bard of Salford, Punk Poet Extraordinaire) was born on the 25 January 1949 at Hope Hospital, Salford, Lancashire. His father George was an engineer, and his mother, Hilda, was an unpublished poet. He has one younger brother.

After teenage years as a Mod, John served time as an apprentice engineer, a lab technician at Salford University (then Salford Tech, where he was interviewed by Tony Wilson for Granada TV) and also a lead type compositor. After a brief unsuccessful marriage, and a stint living in Dorset, John returned to Manchester and started reading his poems in clubs. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Student MA Event [+]

Free Entry

An evening jam packed full of some of the most exciting music you will here this summer. Sit back, relax and enjoy headline performances from Ashley Turner (drums) and Stuart Readman (guitar), both current MA students at the University of Chester, as they perform material that includes everything from intricate jazz fusion, silky R&B grooves, blistering blues and much much more. Featuring fantastic support from the Popular music undergraduate students, The University of Chester would like to invite you to come and support live music at this free event and be entertained by some of the best young musicians around.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 30th, 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, May 31st, 2012

Chester Rocks Unsigned Artists 2012 [+]

Chester Rocks Unsigned Competition Final

Chester Rocks are pleased to announce the five finalists for this years emerging talent competition. After receiving over 150 entries judges Sam Salisbury (Farida / Dawsons), Mike Devoy (Telfords Warehouse) and Gavin Matthews (Dee 106.3) have selected the final five. In no particular order the successful bands are:

The Thespians – www.thethespians.com

The Fifth Movement – www.thefifthmovement.com

The Merts – www.facebook.com/themerts

Notion – www.facebook.com/notiontheband

The Strangers – www.facebook.com/bandofstrangers

The bands will now play off in the live final on May 31st at Telfords Warehouse, Chester. Ticket and judging details to follow.