Special Events

APPEARING ON Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Doodleplanet [+]

Interactive Art Night
Free Entry



Telford’s is proud to present yet another Doodleplanet event. An exciting interactive art and music event that just keeps getting better and better.


APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Bad Shepherds [+]

Tickets £15.00

Adrian Edmondson’s Folk Punk Explosion – The Bad Shepherds


Hello, I’m Adrian the Bad Shepherd. This is my band.

These are some truths I know:

  • I love the songs of ’76 – ’82. I was 19 in ’76 when punk arrived. Those songs were the soundtrack to my life as I went through Uni and started pretending to be a comedian. I loved the noise, the faces and the attitude.
  • I love making music. Got my first guitar when I was 13 and along the way I’ve picked up ten other guitars, a banjo, a ukelele, two trumpets, a banjolele, a mandolin, an autoharp, a charanga, two pianos, a tenor guitar, a triangle and even made myself some ‘Coconuts’ (made – strangely enough – from a coconut).
  • I love folk music, I love the noise – at its live best it’s the most exciting music to be in the same room with.
  • It occured to me that punk was the folk music of its day.

I decided to form a band to reflect all of the above.It would be great if you came along for the ride.CheersAdrian

APPEARING ON Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Northern Film Network [+]

Free Admission

Chester Performs, the arts organisation behind Chester’s week long film festival SCREEN DEVA, and regular programme of contemporary performance SOAPBOX, have  partnered up with Northern Film Network to host a unique panel and networking event on Tuesday 16th March. Chester Performs along with other festival organisers; filmonik , Exposures , Noise Festival and Salford Film Festival will be on hand to answer your questions on the running of festivals and the opportunities available. This is your chance to speak to the right people in the industry. The free event will take place between 7pm-9pm, to book email – info@northernfilmnetwork.com

APPEARING ON Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Vintage Fair [+]

Utility Promotions present

Vintage fashion fair and market with a huge variety of stalls and items  from the early afternoon, once your all shopped out and in need of a beverage to wind down from the day join Kai Lena for our Open Mic Session.

APPEARING ON Monday, March 22nd, 2010

“Frankly my dear…” [+]

Film Festival Fundraiser – Admission £3

APPEARING ON Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Vintage Fashion Fair [+]

Utility Productions present

Vintage Fashion Fair

Midday to Early Evening

APPEARING ON Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Vintage Fashion Fair [+]

Free Entry

APPEARING ON Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Cancer Research UK Charity Open Mic Session [+]

Free Entry – Donations Welcome

Special open mic session with loads of prizes, special guests being hosted run and organised by some of our lovely restaurant and bar staff in aid of Cancer Research UK

There’s all kind of running.. …..for the last train ….. to get dinner ….. from the fuzz ….. to lasso a unicorn And then there’s running that really means something important. To test the theory that runners do come in all shapes, sizes, colours and ringtones, Leanne, Maria, Tori, Alice, Rachel, Kim and Tina are going to be running RACE for LIFE in our own fair city on 13th June 2010. We are proud to support the work of Cancer Research UK and as a shout out to our friends and family who have been affected by cancer. Please dig deep and sponsor us online – it’s quick, easy and totally secure. Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. By sponsoring me now you can help more people survive cancer. Gift Aid it!f you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to tick the Gift Aid box when donating so that an extra 25%, plus a 3% supplement, can be added to your gift at no cost to you.Every pound you donate really does make a difference – so please sponsor us now! Many thanks for your support – Together we will beat cancer. xxxx


APPEARING ON Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A Kettle Of Fish Featuring Chemistry Lane [+]

Free Entry

An exciting evening of spoken word, acoustic wonder, magnetic vibes and laughter provided by Man of Straw, Richard Molony, The Glendale Family and headlined by the amazing Chemistry Lane. Its free entry and we’d love to see your smiling faces at the bar and on the dancefloor.

APPEARING ON Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Cambrian Community Street Festival Fundraiser [+]

£3 Entry


soul band

Fundraising Bash for the Garden Quarter and Cumbrian Street festival later in the year.

A whole day of festivities to celebrate 10 years of the Cambrian Community

Sat. Sep. 18 , 12 – 10pm

Cambrian View and Gladstone Road.

Bands, live music, games, helter skelter, bar, food, dancing. For the whole neighbourhood.

APPEARING ON Thursday, July 29th, 2010

New Talent Showcase feat. S.C.A.M.S [+]

APPEARING ON Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Dawsons Guitar Showcase [+]

Free Entry

APPEARING ON Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I Am Austin – EP Launch [+]

Free Entry

I Am Austin are a two-piece dance-rock duo from Connah’s Quay, North Wales.  Comprising David John Mitchell on vocals, percussion and Adam Hughes on bass they are self admittedly influenced by Death From Above 1979, yet still manage to have their own sound, these boys are going places.

Earlier this year they beat 3,000 other entrants in the Channel 4 Evo Music Rooms competition to be one of six bands to showcase their music on the small screen.  As well as the TV appearance they also won one-to-one mentoring from some of music’s biggest names, and a fully equipped recording studio to produce up to three singles.

This Thursday sees the launcgh of their latest EP.

Check them out at :-


“They’re absolutely brilliant! It’s just the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in a long time”

Edith Bowman BBC Radio 1

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 16th, 2010

DoodlePlanet Christmas Special [+]

Thursday 16th December – FREE ENTRY


Ho Ho Ho!

Chrimbo is a coming, and so is the DOODLEPLANET Christmas special, to be held at the lovely Telford’s Warehouse on Thursday Dec 16th 8pm until DRAWN out!
Because it’s Christmas (and we love it!), there will be some special festive events thrown in to the mix. Along with the usual showdown of blinding, cutting edge tunes from the talented DJ Matty Setter and plenty of doodling from the talented DOODLEPLANET faithful, there will also be a live Art auction, goodie bags all round, and festive fancy dress!!
So get yourselves in da Chrimbo spirit, get your antlers and santa hats on and come and join the fun!

So there we have it……Blinding tunes, drawing on walls, making communal twats out of ourselves in fancy dress, the chance to bid for some great Artwork, Heidi’s Xmas goodie bags, Telford’s superb hospitality, meeting new people, creating………….all this for free admission! beat that on a Thursday night!!

David (Compulsive Scribbler)X

APPEARING ON Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Rockabilly Trailer Trash Bash [+]

Cut Your Teeth presents


Thursday 27th January – £3 Entry

It’s January. It’s Cold. Your Skint….BUT don’t Cry baby- Cut your Teeth is here replace your winter blues with Red Hot Bop at it’s….


A Quality excursion into the seedier, clammier corners of rock ‘n’ roll!!


Live High octane action from VAVOOM and their Hot Rod, Rock n Roll and Rockabilly delivered on demonic drums, banging double bass and growlin’ Gretsch guitar.


DJ PISSTASHEO Dreges up the sleaziest 1950′s Rockabilly, 50′s Rock n Roll, Surf, Sleaze, 60′s garage, bop and exotica.


- Kitch Classic ‘CRY BABY’ Visuals streamed to set the Trailer Park scene!
-ALSO bop while you shop at a prime selection of Vintage/Rockabilly stalls!!!

APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Battle of the Bands [+]

£5 Entry – in aid of Claire House children’s hospice

Rythmo Events presents THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS !!!

This is a ‘must go to’ event! It’s all about YOUR musician hero! Dress up as Michael Jackson, Mozart or Beyonce, and listen to the bands battling and playing a song of THEIR favourite.

The best band on the night will win a day in the Aerial Studios AND the best costume will be awarded a £15 HMV voucher!!

There will also be a raffle at the night and you can win fantastic prizes!

All money goes to Claire House, the children’s hospice in the Wirral.

The event will take place at Telford’s Warehouse, situated on Bouverie Street. Doors open at 7pm and the battle begins at 8pm.

Tickets will be on sale from 11.01.2011 @ Telford’s Warehouse, downstairs in Binks (Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3pm) or via private message to us.

Ticket: £ 5

Contact us for any additional information or to buy tickets:

APPEARING ON Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The Speakeasy – 1920′s Jazz night [+]

£5 Entry – in aid of NSPCC

************ TICKETS NOW ON SALE DUE TO DEMAND****************

We are a small events organisation who have created a 1920’s themed jazz evening in aid of the NSPCC charity that will be taking place Tuesday 1st March, from 7.30pm till late at Telford’s Warehouse, Chester. ‘Speakeasies’ were established during the prohibition period when selling alcohol was illegal…. Bars in America would have ‘lock-ins’, known as the Speakeasies, and sell liquor to customers.


**Tickets will be £5 each (non-refundable)
**Raffle tickets will be £1 per strip
** tickets will be available from Telford’s Warehouse, Tel: 01244 390 090
Email to klsevents@hotmail.co.uk or over the phone by contacting Sean on 07807535986.

APPEARING ON Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Suns and Shy & The Fight [+]

Massive Double Bill Showcase

Tickets £3.00 Advanced – £5.00 On the night

APPEARING ON Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Dawsons Music Showcase [+]

Free Entry

FeaturingLive performances, equipment and guitar showcases and special one off show prices

APPEARING ON Friday, March 11th, 2011

Dead Rock West (USA) [+]

Friday 11th March – £4 Entry

“X meets Wilco? A dream combination for fans of roots-inspired, punk-spirited rock, and one that somehow congeals in Dead Rock West.” – Ventura County Reporter

Dead Rock West’s debut album, Honey and Salt, incorporates elements of country-rock, power-pop jangle and straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll to create an eclectic sound so captivating and exciting that it grabs you from the first note, and holds you to the very last. Their fresh, original sound is impossible to ignore as their extraordinary musicianship, passionate vocals and lyrical proficiency create incredible hooks and harmonies that will be forever burned in your soul.

The vocal harmonies on Honey and Salt stand out from the beginning, as the rich, silky melodies capture the essence of the band’s already impressive sound; adding subtle nuances of raw emotion to the accomplished songwriting. Although this is Dead Rock West’s debut album, it seems as if the band has been together for decades due, in part, to their impressive credentials.

The band:

Born into a musical family, Cindy Wasserman (vox, tambourine) is no stranger to either stage or studio (her brother is two-time Grammy Award winner Rob Wasserman). She has recorded and toured with Grant Lee Phillips, John Doe; Rickie Lee Jones and Mark Olson.

Frank Lee Drennen (vocals, guitar, harmonica) has spent time in a number of groups including Loam and Stewboss, as well as working with troubadour Gregory Page and former Alarm guitarist, Dave Sharp.

David J. Carpenter has toured and recorded with Toni Childs, John Doe, Mark Olson and Grant Lee Phillips. He is equally adept on both electric & double bass.

Drummer Bryan Head, has toured and recorded with The Plimsouls, John Doe, Shelby Lynne, Peter Case and Abandoned Pools to name a few.

Phil Parlapiano (mandolin, octave mandolin, Hammond organ, Vox Continental), previously with Brothers Figaro, has recorded and performed with John Prine, Grant Lee Buffalo, Tracy Chapman, Rod Stewart, Social Distortion, and many others.

Honey and Salt was recorded at Grandma’s Warehouse in Echo Park, CA the way they used to do it; 2” tape, 24 tracks, no click tracks or pitch correction machines, and mixed by Grammy Award winner, Richard Dodd (Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Steve Earle, Traveling Wilburys etc.). Rounding out the warmth of the album, The Section Quartet (Sam Phillips, Wilco, David Bowie, etc) added their internationally renowned talents to the closing track on the album, “All I Know”, and pedal steel guitarist, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Paul Westerburg, Sheryl Crow, etc.) provides his distinctive style to the tracks “Going Home” and “All I Know”.

APPEARING ON Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Aynsley Lister – rescheduled date [+]

£10 Ticket

tickets from november 2010 cancelled show will be honoured – contact venue for info


“Superb” – THE TIMES

Aynsley has never been an artist to reheat the music of yesteryear. Influenced from an early age by the 60’s RnB era, Lister takes these key elements and mixes them with a more current and melodic lyrical approach.

He is one of very few artists playing rocking blues with a modern edge -tangible, heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine songwriting; played with passion and vitality. His hard hitting rhythms and guitar work are reminiscent of a young Clapton.

Since signing to Ruf Records, Lister has recorded four solo studio albums, and two live albums – one solo acoustic and one along with a live DVD for Germanys ROCKPALAST TV show. He has sold over 75,000 records and now headlines many of the major festivals throughout Europe where he has played alongside blues legends such as Buddy Guy, John Mayall, and Robert Cray aswell as big name pop artists such as Bryan Adams and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. His recorded work has seen him working with Producers Jim Gaines (Santana, SRV) and Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Catatonia)

In more recent times 2006 saw Lister recording in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Memphis Tennessee where he worked again with Jim Gaines on the Ruf Records collaboration ‘Pilgrimage’. With Gaines producing Lister debut for the label in 1999, it was almost 7 years to the month that they had previously worked together. In September of that year his album ‘Everything I Need’ was released stateside in preparation for this years debut tour.

UPSIDE DOWN is Lister’s fourth studio album and his first to contain all originals. Every aspect and quality that his fans have now come to expect is there, from the raunchy guitar, the melodic voice to the infectious songs but to simply pronounce this release another worthwhile effort would be an injustice indeed: The result is his strongest, boldest and most compelling album to date that could quite easily crossover into the mainstream

“His best album ever” – GET READY TO ROCK

“Deft lyrical touch and musical feel” – ZEITGEIST

“Upside Down’ is a great album” – GUITARIST MAGAZINE

“Bursting with killer riffs and songs” – CLASSIC ROCK

In reality his career is just getting started – he has the ability to reach such a wide-ranging audience from teenagers to folks who grew up in a time when real artists mattered. Right now Aynsley Lister has everything he needs to turn the world upside down…

APPEARING ON Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Cut Your Teeth Presents – Dig On Swine [+]

Thursday March 31st – Admission £4/£3 cons

APPEARING ON Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett [+]

Tuesday 19th April – Tickets £10

The pair first achieved notoriety with an eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single ‘Really Free’ in 1977.

Otway’s heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite his ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. His autobiography ‘Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure’ out sold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit.

His finest moment came in 2002. Asked what he wanted for his 50th birthday, he requested “A second hit”. A concerted drive, including a poll, scrutinised by the Electoral Reform Society, to select the track, saw “Bunsen Burner” — with music sampled from the Trammps classic “Disco Inferno” and lyrics devised to help his daughter with her chemistry homework — reach the UK number 9 on 6 October, and earned Otway an appearance on Top Of The Pops, BBC Television‘s flagship popular music programme.

Wild Willy Barrett is one of the most accomplished multi-instrumentalists working today, playing acoustic classical guitar with an original style and virtuosity few could match. His musical style is witty and his humour onstage is dry.

2010 saw the publication of John’s latest book, ‘ I Did It Otway ‘, the second hilarious instalment of his biography.

‘… While Otway so unashamedly needs to be loved, Barrett is contemptuously indifferent to adulation and hostility alike. He won’t play along with anybody – certainly not Otway…. Otway makes a joke; Barrett is not amused. This doesn’t sound like a rehearsed routine. One remembers why they split with such regularity. Clearly it was a challenge to make such an atmosphere work, but before too long it as evident that they were succeeding. ‘ Rychard Carrington, Cambridge, 2008

‘… I urge you to see this act before Otway has to retire on account of developing arthritis, or Wild Willy strains his smiling muscles.’ Chester, 2008

‘…Star rating ***
Never mind the Sex Pistols touring again: the real spirit of 1977, not to mention anarchy in the UK, can be found in the persons of Mr John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett. ‘ Edinburgh Festival Review, The Herald, 2008

APPEARING ON Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Retro Market and Craft Fair [+]

Sunday 8th May

Midday – 6pm – Free Entry

On Sunday 8th May 2011, third year art and photography students studying at the University of Chester will be hosting a vintage clothing, art and craft fair at Telfords Warehouse, Chester to raise funding for their final year exhibitions. Between the hours of 12pm And 6pm the atmospheric dancefloor will be converted into an intimate shopping bazaar, thriving with handmade arts and crafts, vintage clothing, accessories and retro homeware, selected, sourced and created by the students of Chester University and local independent vintage retailers offering an exciting and affordable opportunity to spruce up your spring wardrobe!

The students are hoping to spread awareness of their creative talents by selling their own work and promoting their summer exhibition through this event, capturing a wider interest from the community of Chester.
The event will be complimented by a nostalgic and upbeat soundtrack, from punk to soul through to funk and rock n roll.

Evening Open Mic Session with The Rusty Cadillacs.

APPEARING ON Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

King King [+]

Tuesday 24th May – Tickets £10.00

“Softly softly” is not a maxim that King King are familiar with. Since surging into life two years ago they have barely stopped for breath, and their electrifying sound and scorching live shows have generated more of a thunderous roar than a buzz.

Straight out of the blocks it was clear that King King is a band which knows how to make an entrance. An exhilarating debut at the Monaghan Blues Festival created such a stir that it prompted organizer Somhairle MacConghail to remark: “King King aren’t just playing the festival. Word is that King King ARE the festival”. With a reception like this there’s little surprise that the phone has been ringing off the hook ever since, and the last year has seen them bring their inimitable brand of multi-faceted blues rock to the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Abertillery Festival and even Glastonbury. This was in addition to a seemingly non-stop series of rousing live shows across the UK and Europe, much to the delight of the band’s burgeoning fan base.

In the midst of all this, a particular highlight of 2010 was King King’s invitation to perform within the hallowed walls of the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The boys’ set went out on Radio 2 and won the approval of DJ and blues aficionado Paul Jones who was moved to remark: “Here at Radio 2, we think Alan Nimmo and King King are going to go all the way”.

Having signed to Manhaton Records, next came a return to Chapel Studios to record the eagerly anticipated debut album. King King are familiar faces having recorded their critically acclaimed EP Broken Heal at the studio, and again collaborated with the production team behind the Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and the Editors.
The resulting album, Take My Hand, is a bold and wildly enjoyable collection of songs showcasing King King’s unique sound, swaggering from Stones-tinged blues rock through throbbing funk to reflective ballad and back.


APPEARING ON Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Alt Fashion Summer Fair / Baby Brave [+]

Free Entry – Doors Open From Midday

Open Mic Session with Baby Brave & The Lovebites

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.


APPEARING ON Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Skaville JA to Hitsville USA [+]

£4 Entry

Another busy night of the soulful side of 60s Jamaica, underplayed Northern & original R&B with special guests, quality DJ’s and MC’s like our man Champian, cream of the crop from Studio One, rudeboy & rocksteady a specialty.

APPEARING ON Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Chubby Knuckles with Tom Hingley Solo (Ex Inspiral Carpets) [+]

Thursday 16th June – Free Entry

with DJ Timmy Magic

Intimate solo show from ex-frontman of one of the most influential bands to come out of Manchester, The Inspiral Carpets.