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Listings for December, 2017

APPEARING ON Friday, December 1st, 2017

The Hexmen [+]

Free Before 9pm… £4 After.

Free all night with a valid NUS or Telford’s membership card.

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The band was founded by frontman vocalist and harmonica player George Hexman in the late 70s, joining forces with major movers and shakers of the Liverpool music scene. Throughout the 80s and 90s, The Hexmen line-up was a shifting collaboration of local luminaries including members of The Las, Edgar Jones (The Stairs, Oasis, Paul Weller), the Boo Radleys, Elvis Costello (Alan Mayes/Rusty), Electrofixion (Echo and the Bunnymen), Cast and Dr Phibes among others, side projects included Los Rackerteeros ( Charlie Whitney from supergroup Family) and Film soundtracks .
 

Although they have always been known as a blues band, the Hexmen’s material is not that easy to categorise. The band’s music is blues based certainly but the defining quality of the Hexmen has always been energy with an aggressive, indie edge and a psychedelic undercurrent that lends extra dimensions to the music. Notwithstanding George’s historic links with the 80s and 90s Liverpool music scene, the current band members have an exciting pedigree. George himself, vocals (and a much sought after session blues harp player), has recorded with with some of the most significant indie bands of the past 20 years.

 
On guitar is Ian Fuller, one of the UK’s foremost blues indie rock guitarists and he has shared the stage with some of the greats. Ian started his musical career around London and was soon gigging at well known Venues such as The 100 club, The Half Moon Putney, Dingwalls etc. His influences include: Gary Moore, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Cream.etc
 
Bass player Mike Cain and  Mat Shaw on drums. Mike & Mat have gigged together for over 25 yrs before joining The Hexmen, their former bands include AgentX, PTP, Fallen Empire, Razor & The Cactus Elves amongst others.

 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

The Deportees [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a student card.

Mick Adrian and Graham  play guitars, mandolin, mandocello, bouzouki and banjo as well as  harmonica and melodeon – almost entirely acoustic, but with some subtle electric guitar touches.

Most of all they sing  – three voices finding unexpected harmonies in a mix of old and recent songs from both sides of the Atlantic, some written by themselves, others by their heroes like Woody Guthrie, Richard Thompson, Hank Williams, John Martyn,  Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Tom Waits and good old Trad Arr.You’ll hear songs to join in with, songs to make you think, songs to move you and songs to get you moving


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Indie Xmas Market [+]

FREE ENTRY.

It’s that time of year again!

if you are anything like me and you’ve not even thought about Christmas shopping yet then head on down to this from 2pm, next Sunday, here at Telford’s Warehouse.

#shoplocal // #supportlocal // #keepitindie

with sellers such as;
Junkbox
Deadstock Curios & Taxidermy
The Grunge Monkey
Cart+Ferry
Freer Styling
+Many More

mulled cider // good food // live entertainment // gift ideas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Open Mic W/The Jarvis Brothers [+]

Free Entry. 

Slots available from 8pm.


 
APPEARING ON Monday, December 4th, 2017

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.

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APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Martyn Joseph [+]

Tickets £16.50 

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Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other.

He’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn’s work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn’s music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn’t need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn’s music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman.

 

2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his “Let Yourself Trust”, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it’s found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations.

 

Autumn 2015 marked the release of Martyn’s brand new studio album, “Sanctuary” and he’ll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material.

 

Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart.

 


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Latin Mania! [+]

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Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £7 for both

2 for 1 Cocktails

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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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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 £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Beer & Carols [+]

Free Entry

Come join us for a relaxed Christmas sing song in the warm atmosphere of our main bar area and enjoy a mince pie, a delicious ale or even a couple of single malts from our extensive top shelf range.

From 7pm Telford’s will be a hub of Christmasy atmosphere and everyone is welcome. Hosted by Vineyard 53, singing two sets of carols  with the finest Christmas jams in between.

Best of all it’s Free Entry.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 8th, 2017

Slade UK [+]

Free Before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a valid NUS or Telford’s membership card.

Slade UK

Since arriving on the tribute scene as “Slyde Alive” Slade UK have left fans open mouthed with the accuracy of their show. Once thought impossible,Slade UK recreate the experience of a real Slade show with all the power of the original band. Once seen, never forgotten. Relive a time when Noddy and the lads were the best live rock & roll band in the world.

Highlights so far – being chosen to open for the legendary Roy Wood of Wizzard on his 2013 Christmas tour, appearing on the main stage of Tribfest 2014, meeting Don Powell and finding out Mr Noddy Holder himself approves.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Trevor Roots and the collaborators [+]

Free Before 9pm… £4 after

Free all night with a valid NUS or Telford’s membership card.

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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 Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Open Mic W/Peter Douglas [+]

Free entry.

Slots available from 8pm.

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APPEARING ON Monday, December 11th, 2017

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.

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APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Thea Gilmore Christmas Party [+]

Tickets £16

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“Here’s to tonic, here’s to gin, here’s to sparks and here’s to gasoline…” You’re The Radio

We are lucky to have musicians like Thea Gilmore, musicians that want more from themselves and more from music than some pre-formed, whistle-friendly cud, something to chew on but never fully digest. In an age where artists – male and female – tend to be either hyper-sexualised or completely neutered, Gilmore is that rare creature, an actual adult with a heart and a soul, a grown up with an opinion. Thea Gilmore is a real person tackling the sort of issues real people deal with every day, only, unlike the rest of us, she tackles those issues with an utterly beautiful voice and songs that touch on folk and jazz and rock and Americana.

Not for no reason does Bruce Springsteen buy her records, do artistes ranging from Martha Wainwright to Mike Scott seek to collaborate with her, and not for no reason does Tom Waits’ celebrated percussionist Michael Blair appear on Murphy’s Heart, Gilmore’s tenth album – one that follows a sustained period of artistic and critical success.

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APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Latin Mania! [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £7 for both

2 for 1 Cocktails

Latin Mania Flyer

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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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 £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Galleon Blast [+]

Tickets £9

Follow link below or phone (01244) 390 090

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APPEARING ON Friday, December 15th, 2017

Safehouse [+]

Free entry before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a student card.

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Authentic blues, soul and funky rhythms from this Chester collective.  An all round great party band with stax of stage appeal.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 16th, 2017

An Ego King Christmas Party [+]

Free Before 9pm…£4 after

seeTICKET LINK FOR ADVANCE £6 TICKETS THAT INCLUDE RAFFLE TO BE DRAWN ON THE NIGHT.

Many prizes to be won including a £30 meal Telford’s restaurant voucher.  

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Seven-piece band based in Chester, UK performing a jukebox range of covers from “ABBA to Zappa” as well as original material

 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Open Mic W/Heal the Last Stand (10th anniversary) [+]

Free entry

Slots available from 8pm

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APPEARING ON Monday, December 18th, 2017

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.

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APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Paint Republic [+]

We paint, we drink, we party

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This is not a paint class as you know it! Join us for an evening of relaxed painting, hosted by our master artist, they’ll help you unleash your creativity by loosely instructing you how to paint a picture chosen for the event. The jokes are bad, the music’s loud, and the banter’s high. We recommend an alcoholic beverage to help you along your way, two hours later you’ll have a canvassed painting you can take home to give to your mum… She’ll love it, she loves everything you do. Free-styling’s encouraged, beginners are welcome, get loose and get creative!

Tickets can be purchased via our website- www.thepaintrepublic.com or at www.facebook.com/thepaintrepublic


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Latin Mania [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £7 for both

2 for 1 Cocktails

Latin Mania Flyer

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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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 £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Telford’s Christmas Panto [+]

Tit’s A Wonderful Life.

£15 Tickets

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APPEARING ON Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Funkafonix [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a valid student card or Telford’s membership.


 
FUNKAFONIX, www.funkafonix.com
A very tight Powerfull band playing a wide range of all original
compersitions,
Funk, Northern Soul, FunkJazz, Gospel, AcidJazz, Groove and all out power funk that could pin you to the back wall.
This band has the capacity of all out seismic disruption that could change the sperm count of the first 4 rows,
Its band members have been very carefully picked and uses some of the best musician’s in the Northwest,
Chris Hogarth on bass and Jeff Walker on Drums both need no introduction, right away you can see where this is going !
jeff is one of the best drummers in the north west, drummers come to watch funkafonix just to catch this guy,s bang up to date
Tech and chops, Chris Hogarth on bass and vocals, widly regarded as Mr Funk and for very good reason ! from the first 10 seconds of playing you will feel why.
Graham Braid, Vocals, a long time funksmith from back in the day, there is no doubt graham was born to groove,
his lyrics are catchy and his phrasing is pure funk.
Dino loannidis, Keys, Chris Hogarth says “there is no better keyboard player
in the NW, he is like Rick wakeman on Crack”
this guy ownd a jazz club in greece and has played with the best of them,
well worth checking out.
Ted Reilly, guitar, a fusion jazz player at heart, you can catch his own critically acclaimed solo album for sale,
brings excitement and tight chops to the Fonix.
Gafro, Percussion, teacher at Lipa and plays all over the world, Gafro is a
master at his craft, and teamed up with jeff make a rhythm
section well worth coming to see just by themselves.
Brass section, Depending who is available, Rob Carus, Mark Lampkin,
Andy “Toot” Grif……., Neil Atherton, all great players who make up the
“The KickAss Horns”
all very well known on the NW live and teaching CCT, are tight, punchy and
in ya face.They are not called the “Kick Ass Horns” for nothing.
Wow… all that sounds pritty impressive, but can it be true?, all in one
band ? All boast ? Hype ? I would say check them out and make your own mind
up,
But just in case…..bring your dancing shoes, your going to need them.

 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Howling Rhythm DJ’s (Christmas Special) [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a valid NUS or Telford’s Membership card.

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Manchester’s biggest 60s clubnight comes to Telford’s Warehouse in Chester!

After hitting the major UK festivals over the summer with our Howling Horns, Howling Rhythm is headed to Telford’s Warehouse in Chester for a night of hipshakin’ & floorstompin!

Expect the huge 60s Soul / Motown / Funk numbers and everything in between.

Expect to hear: Al Wilson / Aretha Franklin / The Beatles / Chuck Berry / The Contours / Curtis Mayfield / Dion / Diana Ross / Elvis / The Four Tops / Frankie Valli / Georgie Fame / The Isley Brothers / Jackie Wilson / The Jackson 5 / James Brown / Little Richard / Martha Reeves / Marvin Gaye / Otis Redding / Ray Charles / The Rolling Stones / Sam Cooke / The Sonics / The Spencer Davis Group / Stevie Wonder / The Supremes / The Temptations / The Who / Wilson Pickett / The Yardbirds


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Telford’s Christmas Eve Party [+]

Free entry.

With DJ Tony Bear.


 
APPEARING ON Monday, December 25th, 2017

Merry Christmas [+]

Telford’s Will be closed today for Christmas.

Have a great one!

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APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Latin Mania! [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £7 for both

2 for 1 Cocktails

Latin Mania Flyer

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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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 £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Telford’s Blues Jam (End Of Year Special) [+]

Free Entry

Hosted By 10 piece Blues Band

‘A Shrewdness of Apes’

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Have you ever fancied performing on stage with a full live band behind you?? Weather you play guitar, bass, drums or fancy a crack at singing now’s your chance. Chester super group A Shrewdness Of Apes will be resident band inviting you to tell them your favorite blues tracks with the chance to join them on Telford’s stage for a jam session in front of a live audience. So get your thinking caps on and practice, practice, practice as you could become the next Jimi Hendrix!

Please contact Charlie Goodfella for more information charlie.goodfella@btopenworld.com


 
APPEARING ON Friday, December 29th, 2017

John & Jay [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.

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John Sherriff and Jay Ronan

Between them they provide (or have provided) perfectly constructed harmonies and guitar for bands such as ‘Macca’, ‘Sparrowhawks’, ‘Black Butterfly’ and ‘The Suns’

they will be entertaining us with cover versions of songs by the likes of –

The Beatles, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, Stereophonics, Coldplay, The Smiths, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, The Libertines, Foo Fighters, The Zutons, The Killers, Babyshambles, Blur, Weezer, Thin Lizzy, The Verve and more

 


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, December 30th, 2017

New Year’s Eve…Eve Party [+]

Free entry.

With DJ Tony Bear.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Telford’s Toybox (NYE Costume Caper) [+]

£16 advance // £20 OTD 


Telford’s invites you to come and say goodbye to 2017 with us and welcome in the new year with our customary costume caper. With live music from…

The Big Beat

The Big Beat are one of the most exciting bands in the UK today. 
This energetic four-piece outfit has already wowed audiences across the world with their eclectic mix of rock, soul, pop and blues; featured on top television and radio programmes and worked with the likes of James Corden, The Kooks, Diana Vickers, and The Fratellis. They have perfomed at stadiums such as Wembley, Old Trafford, Murrayfield, The Millennium Stadium and Elland Road