Featured Event

APPEARING ON Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Black Butterfly [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Black Butterfly

Raised by Wolves in the middle of Chester’s fountains roundabout, THE BLACK BUTTERFLY expanded upon a foundation of raw rock n’roll to a create a heady, sour-mash blend of rhythm & melody somewhere between the desert thirst of a spaghetti western, sleazy, whore-house blues and the later days of the Beatles psychedelia. This was not intentional. More so the natural reflection of a million influences and 5 souls indentured to making music, their own way & for their own reasons. Through a wall of guitars the songs tell stories of the sea, the bloodstream, luck, lust and redemption from heavy crime. With feet firmly on the floor and their heads high in the clouds, the band are working hands-on with independent labels to create their own means to record a full album this year; creating their own studio, their own scene and promotion for themselves and other artists of all kinds – music, film and visual arts – definitely ones to watch for 2015.

To follow the band check out: facebook.com/theblackbutterflymusic

theblackbutterfly.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-butterfly


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Indios Dream [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Indio’s Dream are a four piece band based in the North West featuring Graham Kay (guitar), Alan Parry (double bass), Emma Jane Thomas (vocals) and Duncan Farmer (drums).

They have spent more than two years writing and formulating their original modern and contemporary sound; an eclectic mix of soul funk and jazz moulded around Emma’s hauntingly beautiful vocal style, utilising background harmonies.

They draw on their diverse musical influences, from Bill Withers to Lianne La Havas and their eagerly anticipated first E.P. ‘Breathe’ is due for release.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Jon Gomm plus support Jim Bazley [+]

£10 Tickets

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Jon Gomm has unleashed a new video on the internet. This one’s all about the fat groove, it’s called Dance Of The Last Rhino. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOofWEjNInc

To try to entice some new fans to take the plunge and actually buy something, Jon’s made the song available for a penny, only from http://jongomm.com/downloads (offer ends soon!)  And for brave guitarists, the guitar tab is available from http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs 10% of all proceeds go to Save The Rhino.

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Watch New UK Guitar Sensation’s Video For ‘Telepathy’ New Album ‘Secrets Nobody Keeps’ Out Today 

Perhaps the best percussive guitar album we’ve ever heard” 5/5 – Total Guitar

One of the most successful, gifted and inspirational guitarists” - Acoustic Magazine

Jaw-dropping manoeuvres and technique, spectacularly beautiful songs.” - Blues & Soul Magazine

Genuinely breathtaking” - What Culture

Wonderful to watch. Genius.” - Stephen Fry

Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with an incredible virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and sparkling melodies all at the same time, and combining styles from blues and jazz to rock and pop. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting however, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.

See more info at jongomm.com

Jim Bazley

 

James Bazley is a talented, enthusiastic and captivating fingerstyle guitarist from North Wales in the UK.

He has been playing the guitar since he was old enough to hold one in his hands. James originally studied classical guitar in great depth, before discovering that his real passion lay with the infinite and alluring possibilities that only fingerstyle guitar can afford. This followed from a chance encounter with Tommy Emmanuel, who challenged his entire world view of what was possible with six strings. This pivotal moment was to powerfully change his life forever. James has been described in reviews as a “guitarist with dazzling dexterity” (Folk Magazine) as well as having “an infectious groove” and “powerful performances” (Thomas Leeb – Acoustic magazine). In 2013 he was also given the title of “1000mph Jim” by Mike Dawes for his ability to fingerpick with speed usually only associated with ninja training.

James plays a blend of his own carefully crafted compositions, coupled with an eclectic array of popular arrangements that showcase the passion, complexity and depth that only fingerstyle guitar can afford.

His stage presence and artistry is consistently complimented wherever he travels. This is in all probability due to the fact that he has spent the last fifteen years as a professional Circus Entertainer. This professional role has seen him perform in a vast array of locations from TV, Theatre, Stage and Big Top whilst also qualifying from the UK’s leading Circus school. This makes him a qualified clown! It would seem that this was always his destiny, as indeed his high school French teacher (& amateur clairvoyant) had predicted many years earlier in his school report!

James currently performs all over the UK and Europe where his fan base, popularity and success is rapidly growing.

His debut album is due for release in spring 2015.