Featured Event

APPEARING ON Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Lache FM & Seeds presents… The Flipside [+]


Telford’s Warehouse has teamed up with local community radio Lache FM to bring you a monthly showcase of the best local musical talent.

Flipside May


‘The Flipside’ at Telfords Warehouse is an event dedicated to promoting local music and community radio in Chester. Featuring live performances from some of the finest artistes on the local scene with DJ support from various flipside selectors. Basically, if you like music, and you live in an around Chester, then you need to get yourself down to this one. Oh yeah, and its FREE ENTRY!

Check out the cracking line up we have for the next Flipside event!

The Daymons

Coming straight outta Chester, via too many vias to get into, The Daymons got it together in late 2012, though their collective history goes back many more years… Jim, Tim, Guy… Through shared houses in lesser parts of London Town, call-centre drudgery and pre-dawn raves in abandoned cinemas… Through Britpop nearly weres, hard rock players, electronica, dub-step before anyone had called it that, and the world’s first ‘Roses tribute, these fellas have been around the block and beyond, landing back in the old town; same place, same time.

The trio in an attic, two acoustics and a muted trumpet … Let’s do it… Trio became quartet with Richie B… hair, vibes, folk and relative youth … Quintet then, with Fran, first time bassist and born to do it… Five in a pub car park, someone knows a drummer (someone always knows a drummer) … Five become six … he’s a drummer. Six of the best then… lots of guitars, a horn … lots of singers and more song-writers than a New York café in ‘66 … they’re doing it ‘cause they love it and, man, they love to do it.

“…clear and bright, full of movement and optimism. As a six piece they are musically complex yet open sounding and dis-tinct. There are some fabulous harmonies going on as the vo-cals switch and change from one performer to another. Here choruses add and amplify rather than diluting the songs… theirs is a great sound with melodies that stay with you.”

Rebecca Sowray, writing for Chester Culture.

Check out their recent live session on Flipside Radio


Anna Houghton

Acoustic folk artist hailing from Chester residing in lonely Liverpool, sourcing influences from 70s psychedelia to modern folk, including Fleetwood Mac, Keaton Henson and Laura Marling. Anna has been playing in and out of bands since 2010, supporting the likes of Emily and The Woods and Little Comets, now playing solo under the self- titled genre ‘naked noise’, securing support slots with Stu Larsen and a performance at 2014′s X&Y Festival. Anna’s music is heavily lyric based reflecting classic literature and poetry, including the works of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, a huge part of her soon to be released ‘I Have

Always Been A Storm’ E.P.

Listen to Anna’s tunes here https://soundcloud.com/annajanehoughton

Oliver Townsley

Growing up in Scotland and Suffolk, Oliver first connected with music at the age of 15 when introduced to Damien Rice by his mother.

His love of the songwriting art lead him to the music of Springsteen, Cohen, and Waits, and more contemporary artists such as Laura Marling, Iron and Wine, and Mick Flannery. His passion for the stories and poetry in his influences’ work inevitably resulted in him taking up the pen himself.

However, it was busking on the streets of Chester that lead him to performing live. From the open mics and folk clubs to solo gigs around England, Oliver continues to write and perform his original songs and present them to his audience in Chester and Suffolk.

Recording was the next natural step and Oliver is now working towards his debut EP, First Train.

“Oliver has, with his outstanding voice and sensitive way with a guitar accompaniment, a rare gift of being able to instantly create a spellbinding atmosphere and hold the audience’s attention.” The Raven Folk Club

Oliver was in the studio a couple of weeks ago. Check out his set here.


APPEARING ON Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Travelling Band + support The Goat Roper Rodeo Band & Guest DJ’s [+]

Free Before 8pm, £4 Thereafter

advance tickets available from seetickets.com*


The Travelling Bnad

Following on from the critical and fan acclaim of their last album ‘The Big Defreeze’ in 2014, Manchester five-piece The Travelling Band infiltrated and infatuated new listeners whilst still retaining the excitement and enthusiasm that enthralled existing fans. With the dust settled on album number three, the indie folkers are set to continue their journey in 2015 with bated breath. Drenched with a massive sound that skips between gorgeous pop and giddy highs with caverns of deep folk, ‘The Big Defreeze’ was prized by Q, Uncut, Drowned in Sound (“honeyed harmonies and reverb-soaked guitars”) and Louder Than War (“The Travelling Band paint pictures of vast horizons, rural idyll, and a gentle sense of forward motion which pulls listeners along on a journey through a rich tapestry of folk and Americana”).

The Travelling Band are set to confirm a series of gigs throughout the UK and beyond to continue the adulation from ‘The Big Defreeze’ and use it as impetuous for their next works. A large batch of exciting new material which takes the band down an interesting new road is on the horizon.”

 The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

Goat Ropers

With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching ‘country blues’, like you’ve never heard!

With an awe inspiring ‘live show’ that’s guaranteed to raise the roof, swinging from the most tender heartfelt paean to the blues, to the highest full throttle, barn storming, juke joint boogie stompers, theirs is a show that’s wowing audiences across the land.
Following a hugely successful 2014 UK summer festival tour with invited performances at the ‘Cambridge Folk Festival’, ‘The Y Not Festival’ and a headline slot on the AMUK stage at the ‘Maverick’ Americana Festival, to name a few, the lads were straight back out on the road playing support to the platinum selling ‘Magic Numbers’ on their ‘Alias’ album UK & Ireland tour. … as well as filling up their diary with 2015 festival dates , the band have recently begun working on the next ‘Goat Roper Rodeo Band’ album in London with ‘Romeo Stodart’ acting as producer …. 2015 is looking good for The Goat Roper Rodeo Band.

*Entry is free before 8pm & £4 after. These tickets are designed to guarantee entry after 8 should the venue be at capacity. No refund will be given to early arrivals. For more information please visit our website www.telfordswarehouse.com or call us on 01244 390 090

Please note the event begins at 21:00 with support from local DJ’s. Live music begins at 22:00.


APPEARING ON Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Virgil & The Accelerators + support Xander & The Peace Pirates [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

advacne tickets available from seetickets.com*


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Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all original debut album ‘The Radium’, followed by a series of high profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson, Virgil & The Accelerators are now establishing themselves as one of the UK’s premier exponents of young high energy Blues. April 2013 saw the release of  ‘Live From Marshall’ a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning live sold out show at the holy grail of sound ‘Marshall Amplification’.
‘Best of 2011′ Classic Rock Magazine year round up.


2nd in The coveted USA magazine Blues Rock Review ‘Best albums 2011′


‘‘VATA have already gone some way to establishing themselves on the UK touring circuit, Yet few will have expected a debut album quite as mature and accomplished as this’’ Classic Rock 8/10


‘As a trio their is not much that can touch them and the way Virgil wields his guitar would scare even the most seasoned pro, he is simply that good’ Firebrand Magazine 9/10


‘The Radium is right up there with the best albums of the year. The sky is the limit for Virgil and the Accelerators and soon enough they will take their place as one of the best bands around’ Blues Rock Review Magazine 8.5/10

Xander & The Peace Pirates

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Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, and growing their fan base through inspired songwriting and memorable performances, brothers Keith and Stu were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. Performing for Gibson at international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing number of fans but also industry legends like Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, the Stones)—who was so smitten by their music he offered to produce the band’s first album.

With haunting riffs, genius melodies, and star-quality charisma, Xander and the Peace Pirates continue to share their musical passion to standing ovations—while spreading a universal message of peace, love and harmony.


*Entry is free before 9pm & £4 after. These tickets are designed to guarantee entry after 9 should the venue be at capacity. No refund will be given to early arrivals. For more information please visit our website www.telfordswarehouse.com or call us on 01244 390 090

Please note the event begins at 21:00 with support from local DJ’s. Live music begins at approximately 22:00