Listings for September, 2012

APPEARING ON Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Victory Mansions [+]

Saturday 1st September

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Victory Mansions are a five-piece from Newcastle Upon Tyne that formed with the simple goal of writing and performing original music. Eager to make their own way rather than subscribe to any particular scene, their sound combines heavy guitars, strong melodies and an eclectic mix of styles.

The band’s songs draw influences from the North East’s rich musical heritage and their writing provides a soundscape to a culturally diverse region. Their energetic live shows are a must for anyone wanting to witness guitar music the way it was meant to be; gritty, uplifting and loud, and once seen this band are not easily forgotten.

Heavy guitars, pounding drums and pleasantly screechy vocals hammer home a sound that has been forgotten by many British bands
Ruth Lawson, Newcastle Evening Chronicle

If there’s one thing that the music industry lacks right now it’s sheer talent and Victory Mansions have it flowing through their veins
THWMusic, Online music blog

http://www.victorymansions.com/index.html


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Open Mic Session with The Rusty Cadillacs [+]

Free Entry

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.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!
Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

- Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

- Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

- Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Crackling Vinyl Presents Euros Childs + band [+]

Thursday 6th September

With Support from The Wellgreen and Adam Stearns

Tckets £8adv / £9door

The singer and multi-instrumentalist from Welsh pysch-pop outfit Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. Of his solo project, Euros says it’s about getting ‘as close as I could to party music’.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 7th, 2012

Houdini Dax [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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.

www.houdinidax.co.uk


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Craft [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Craft are a considered, ever maturing and gradually snowballing movement of musicians hailing from the south of England. ‘Craft’, the album, has been a labour of love for its members. Patience, perfection and timing have been the staple diet of this now hungrier than ever music monster. Now they’re coming to get you all on board. The songs are BIG, the arrangements concise and not a moment is wasted in this music, that seamlessly bridges the mainland of soul, Hip Hop and pop with the burgeoning island of the British MC.

In the belly of this beast lie three hugely distinctive, diverse and characterful voices. Two male MCs; Max and Saint interact with each other and the mesmerising vocal performances of Cristabel Noseda. Driving the arms and legs are the Craft band; some of the finest instrumentalists emerging on the British music circuit. And finally, the brain is an amalgamated collective conscious that has made it its mission to expose hip hop and British urban music to an audience that is crying out to hear it in a style they can relate to. Craft have something to tell you. Craft says it all.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Baby Brave and the Love Bites [+]

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, September 11th, 2012

Crackling Vinyl presents Cate Le Bon & H. Hawkline [+]

Tuesday 11 September – Tickets £5

On Tuesday 11th September, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester. This is our first night back after our summer break.

Cate Le Bon

New album released 30th April 2012 on Ovni (Turnstile)

‘Fold The Cloth’ video: http://vimeo.com/33373552

“like a Valley-born Nico locked in the cupboard with The Fall” **** Q

“Cate Le Bon follows her own path” **** MOJO

“her lyrical style recalls the whimsical, pastoral fantasy of Syd Barrett and her music jumps everywhere, from garage rock to harmony pop to electronic….with it’s own sense of logic.” **** The Times

“Le Bon is someone whose take on songwriting is so sideways, it would be completely impossible for anyone else to replicate it” Guardian Guide

“like an unearthed psych classic” NME 8/10

“absolutely brilliant” Drowned In Sound

“Le Bon’s days as a farmgirl in West Wales may be long behind her, but she’s clearly held on to certain agricultural principles: namely, that the right amounts of patience and nurturing can produce glorious yields.” Pitchfork

“How would I describe the album?” muses Cate Le Bon. “Cut a remote island in two and place one half to your ear…”

Cate Le Bon, the Cardiff-based singer who popped up on Gruff Rhys’s Neon Neon album before issuing her own debut album, My Oh My, in 2010, returns with her second album, CYRK, in April 2012. It follows Le Bon’s extensive tour with St Vincent in the USA, where the album has already been released too much acclaim and Cate is currently on her own headlining jaunt.

“CYRK is like a time travel travelogue which continually returns the sea,” says Le Bon, who took the album’s title from the Polish word for Circus and took inspiration from a trip to the Isle Of Eigg. “I mostly write about the sea, matters of the heart and animals – or a mish-mash of all three.”

Recorded with producer Krissie Jenkins in Cardiff and set for release on Gruff Rhys’s Ovni imprint, CYRK found Le Bon raiding Super Furry Animals’s collection of synths, pedals and guitars. “We spent days plugging different things into one another – it was so much fun,” she says.

Players include Le Bon’s “trusty” backing band (Andy Fung on drums, Steve Black on bass and  Niwl’s Sion Glyn on guitar) plus H. Hawkline on synths and Meilyr and Gwion from Racehorses playing brass on Great. “If you listen very carefully,” says Le Bon, “you can hear Gruff Rhys wailing backing vocals on Falcon Eyed too.”

The completed album is a 35-minute blast of colour, ever-changing as it whizzes from the garage pop opener Falcon Eyed to piano-led Puts Me To Work and the psychedelic title track. Elsewhere, the delights of Fold The Cloth, The Man I Wanted (“The only time that I have put a recorder track down and not been ridiculed for it. Result.”), the proggy Through The Mill and closing number Ploughing Out, a track so epic it demanded to be split into two parts. “The song ends with a cacophony of instruments, a mixture of everything that has appeared on the album,” says Le Bon. “It’s the finale. I make my saxophone debut; it will also be the last time I ever play saxophone. I very nearly ruptured my cheeks.”

http://www.Catelebon.com

http://twitter.com/catelebon

H. HAWKLINE

H. Hawkline has released two acclaimed albums on Shape Records, both of which plough a singular furrow across the over-farmed, muddy field of rock ‘n’ psych ‘n’ folk ‘n’ roll. Unequal parts sane Syd Barrett, John Renbourn and Paul Giovanni, H. Hawkline’s song embers will warm any heart yearning for an antidote to the inane and anodyne. He’s ace. And he has hair a stork could nest in.

http://hhawkline.bandcamp.com

http://twitter.com/h_hawkline

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, Elin Bach, Jeremy Horrill, Adam Walton.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Window Stage Folkazm with Mark Henderson…… [+]

Jack Marshall & Kindest Of Thieves

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 month we feature Jack Marshall….

Jack Marshall is a talented musician who runs his own studio in the wilds of Cheshire. He has been writing and performing original material for many years and will be performing with a new line up including a female vocalist and percussion. His style is hard to pin down but is rhythmic, melodic and quirky, not quite folk but with a strong vocal and guitar style. Definitely entertaining!

As an addition to an already great evening we also have Kindest Of Thieves, the Alias of singer songwriter and eccentric enigma Chris Fox who describes his music like this…. “I like to think I’m what James Blunt would have become if he’d discovered Morrissey, Robert Smith and sexual frustration”


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 14th, 2012

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators
http://www.reverbnation.com/trevorrootsandthecollaborators

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, September 15th, 2012

Golden Me [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

GOLDEN ME are an acclaimed tribute outfit playing new wave and rock classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Tracks by The Jam, The Undertones, The Buzzcocks, The Stone Roses are given a timely airing.

GOLDEN ME blast through new wave hits with energy and style as well as playing greats titles by legends like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Kinks.

http://www.golden-me.com/


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Alx Green [+]

Free Entry

See Alx light up the stage at this weeks open mic. Come along and bring your instruments and best singing voice. www.alxgreen.com


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Latin Mania and ‘International Talk Like A Pirate Day’ [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

- Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

- Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

- Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.

International Talk like a Pirate Day

Ever since Dave Barry mentioned us in his nationally syndicated newspaper column in 2002, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up. Maybe you read about us on line.. Maybe you caught one of our radio or TV interviews. Or maybe you just stumbled on to our site while googling around for sites your mother probably wouldn’t approve of. Or perhaps you’re one of the millions of people from South Africa to the South Pole, from New York to the Pacific Northwest, who’ve made it your own personal excuse to party like pirates every September 19th (and sometimes for days before and after)!


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Going Out West Presents…. The Akalites [+]

With DJ Ono

Free Entry

THE AKALITES are a Alternative/ Rock Band, extremely open-mined when creating their own music by experimenting with instruments not commonly used in their genres of music and adding eliments of urban culture creating an underground fusion between mainstream and that beand nobody knows. This five-piece band hail from the Cheshire/ Lancashire regions of the UK and are fronted by a charismatic MC that uses his lyrical prowess and ‘Gift of the Gab’ persona to bring a more light-hearted element to the performance.

“In a scene where artists are being pigeon-holed and put into a categories, The Akalites are a ‘breath of fresh air’ to a monotonous commercial music arena by sublimely epitomising how experimental music can go mainstream!” (Annika Allen, Flavour Magazine)

” The Akalites music is a ‘combination of two worlds colliding’ if that can be put simply? It is a ‘Clash’ of two genres, both modern and old school, blended together to create one unique, pure sound; that is explosive on stage!” (Adam Deacon of BBC Radio 1)

After a ‘re-discovery’ phase, The Akalites have been working tirelessly recording their two new debut singles ‘Philosophy’ and ‘My My Mama’, which is a 50’s style catchy soul/ blues record with The Akalites take on that nonchalantly, bold music decade. Both of these songs will be exclusively performed prior to its official release later on this year.

Using the momentum of performing on some of the biggest stages across the country, including at the O2 Indigo arena in London, and with the enthusiastic fan-base the band have developed are all set to take the scene by storm in 2012.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 21st, 2012

Scams [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 After

From the increasingly rare honesty in performance through to its consistent reflection in each song, this is pop music without bullshit and without boundaries; more about heartfelt harmonies and searing melodies that carry openly sincere words.

Whether playing to expectant audiences in their adopted hometown of Leeds, or showcasing everywhere from Europe to the US, Scams are rapidly establishing a reputation as the genuine purveyors of a unique sound and a dynamic and infectious live act.

From the increasingly rare honesty in performance through to its consistent reflection in each album track, this is pop music without bullshit and without boundaries; more about heartfelt harmonies and searing melodies that carry openly sincere words.

Now residing in their adopted hometown of Leeds, SCAMS have emerged from the four very different music scenes that surrounded Chester, Ayr, Yetminster and Basingstoke where Andy, Jamie, Josh and Chris were raised.? ?Frontman Andy Morgan takes inspiration anywhere from early soul to modern dance; Michael Jackson to Four Tet; Marvin Gaye to Underworld. Second guitars come from quietly cool Jamie Macneal. Raised in Ayr on Radiohead, The Cure and The Smiths, Jamie’s seemingly effortless musicianship adds another angle to these influences. Bassist Josh Hart the ‘country boy’ also dances across the genres, influenced by artists like System Of A Down, The Mars Volta, Bombay Bicycle Club and Stevie Wonder. Basingstoke born Chris Burgess is the complete percussionist who offers up technical prowess and pop sensibilities. Having been fed a diet of Rush and Fleetwood Mac by his Father, he draws influence from drummers Neil Peart, Dave Weckl and Dennis Chambers as well as artists Biffy Clyro, Bon Iver and 30 Seconds To Mars.

The journey spans years and gigs, including supports in Germany and the UK for New Politics, Sick Puppies, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Enemy, The Noisettes and White Rabbits. In the summer of 2012 SCAMS opened the new band stage at Hard Rock Calling in London which led directly to them being booked to open the main stages at Victoria Park and Hyde Park during the BT London Live Olympic music programme.

The band and have completed all recording for the second album ‘Add and Subtract’ due for release in October 2012. Once again they recorded analogue to tape with producer Johann Scheerer at Clouds Hill, Hamburg and the album was mixed by Matt Wignall at his home in Long Beach, California.

As hardworking as any stereotype of ‘the classic British band’, rock may not be their pigeonhole, but it’s a big part of their attitude.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

The Ben Poole Band [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter


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.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Open Mic Session with Dave Burton [+]

Free Entry


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Glendale Family Presents… Washington Irving [+]

Free Entry


Since the release of their debut EP Little Wanderer, Head Thee Home in 2010, Washington Irving have been attracting an ever-growing fan base across the UK with their powerful blend of raucous folk pop, blending elements of the Arcade Fire, the Band, the Waterboys, Big Country, and the Pogues. Produced by Marcus Mackay (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Sparrow & The Workshop), the EP has received airplay from the likes of Vic Galloway and Huw Stephans on Radio 1, as well as being firmly supported by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson. Having toured all over Scotland, the band performed at T in the Park, made its debut outside Scotland with a string of dates in Ireland as well as a sold out show at the Lexington in London with Dry the River before finishing the year off with a live session on Radio 1 with Vic Galloway.

In January 2011 the band played a sold out headline show at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, and in April they completed their first UK tour to coincide with their new single – Abbey Gallop. The single was Produced by Ramsay Miller, formerly from The Cinematics, and mixed at Castle of Doom Studios 2 by legendary producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Broken Records, Super Furry Animals, Teenage Fanclub). Summer 2011 saw them perform at Festivals across the UK including Camp Bestival, Knoydart, Solfest, Rhythm festival, Stockton Weekender, and their highlight of the year – headlining the main stage at Insider Festival.

The band kick started 2012 with a storming performance at the 02ABC1 with Mull Historical Society as part of Celtic Connections. Currently working on their debut album, the band have had a great summer at festivals like Stag & Dagger, Brew in the Bog, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Kelburn Garden Party, Wickerman, Deer Shed and Hop Farm.

“Their melding of folk songs with sleek, modern pop proved invigorating to watch….Best of all, their material had a raucous nature that made it impossible not to leave in strident spirit.” **** The Herald

“With their debut EP, Washington Irving show a storytelling impetus similar to that of their namesake; considered lyrics paint a picture at the intersection between the past and the present.” **** The Skinny (EP review)

“If there was any justice in the world, Washington Irving would be spread across the playlists of RADIO 1 & BBC 6 music, like a rash!” Tom Robinson – BBC 6 Music

“Washington Irving have found a wonderful balance between tapping into that beautiful Scottish habit of being completely miserable (think Frightened Rabbit’s seminal The Midnight Organ Fight for cheer level) and fantastically upbeat” Rockfeedback

“…Wielding a varied array of instruments, their songs blossom with a life seldom seen outside a full orchestra. Given the size of the room and the attendance, the end result was a joyous cacophony of noise, and an atmosphere of abandon.” Music News


 
APPEARING ON Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Sundowners + The Coral DJ Set [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

www.thesundownersfb.com

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… oh yeah Nick Power of The Coral on the decks, recipe complete.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Safe House [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Classic soul, rhythm and blues revue.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Open Mic Session with Sarah Deboe & special guests Golden Fable [+]

Free Entry

Another installment of free stage frolicry, tonight hosted by the wonderful Ms Deboe.

We are also happy to say Golden Fable will be making a guest apperance during the evening.

Golden Fable are Tim McIver and Rebecca Palin.

The couple met in Manchester and were the driving force behind cult group Tim & Sam’s Tim & The Sam Band. After a heavy touring schedule, a highly acclaimed album and many radio sessions, the duo decided that it was time for a new challenge – Golden Fable was born.

Set up at their home studio in North Wales, dozens of songs were whittled down to a self-produced eleven track LP that is ready for release early in 2012.

Any illusions of a stripped back acoustic duo quickly dissipate when listening to debut single ‘The Chill Pt. 2’. Quirky beats and percussion introduce multi-layered synths, acoustic guitars and Rebecca’s choral vocal style, which bubbles up to a crescendo of electric guitars and duetting vocals. This lo-fi, folk-tinged pop that picks you up and takes you to another place.

The Chill Pt. 2 was self-released November 7th and led to a tour with The Miserable Rich, airplay on 6Music, BBC Radio Wales and XFM and culminated in a BBC Radio One Session at Maida Vale with Rob Da Bank.

www.goldenfable.com

www.twitter.com/goldenfable