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Listings for May, 2009

APPEARING ON Friday, May 1st, 2009

The Kryptics [+]


Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

The Kryptics hale from Mid-Wales and have been storming through venues in the area for the past year. Their Rock Indie stylings mix the music of Queen, The Pixies and T-Rex with the vocals of Bowie however bringing it all up to date with an all round indie-esque feel. Come down and watch one of the Welsh Indies up coming gems.

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Rod Thomas [+]


Free Before 10pm, £4 thereafter.

Having played with artists such as Noah & The Whale, James Yuill, Kathryn Williams, Bass Clef, Wallis Bird and Peter & The Wolf as well as playing at great festivals Glastonbury, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Summer Sundae, Green Man and Innocent Village Fete. This charismatic Welsh singer songwriter will wow any spectators with his unique folk styles with a hint of electronic beauty.

APPEARING ON Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Open Mic Sessions with Sarah Deboe [+]

Free Admission

The wonderful Ms Deboe brings her considerable talents to our bank holiday bonanza free stage.

APPEARING ON Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade [+]

Genre Spanning DJs

Free Entry, Tequila £1

Milk Milk Lemonade will astound you with their eclectic mix of genres within their possession, from funk to grunge, hip hop to jazz you’ll get it all.

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Lord Scotland [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

From the ashes of World Upside Down comes a new Chester supergroup…‘Lord Scotland’

APPEARING ON Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Coat & Curtains [+]

Free Entry – Free Stage

APPEARING ON Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Screen Deva – Best Of The Fests [+]

Thursday 14th May – Free Admission

As part of Screen Deva, Chester’s film and digital media festival taking place between May 9 -16, Telford’s Warehouse will host Best of the Fests, an evening programme of the best short films from the UK’s and international film festivals. Show reels include selections from London Short Films Festival and Rushes: Soho Short Film Festival. Screen Deva will showcase films in a variety of venues throughout Chester including an outdoor cinema screen in Grosvenor Park, Oddfellows, Olio and Farina and  St Olave’s, – for full programme details visit www.chesterperforms.com

APPEARING ON Friday, May 15th, 2009

The Mojave Collective [+]

Friday May 15th

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Packing 21 grams of Parsons and a dusting of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Mark, Tom, Chris, Jay, James and “Squeaky” Pete come strolling into town like the Fabulous Furry Funk Brothers to preach the holy gospel of country, rock and acoustic beauty.

The Mojave Collective, six young men from the Deep South (of Liverpool), play American roots music with a British Pop sensibility and a haphazard sense of style which has seen them hailed as ‘crap’ (Woman’s Own), ‘indifferent’ (Gramophone) and ‘pretty damn good actually’ (NME). Now working the release of their debut LP, “Rust&Dust” (Mayfield Label) Read more… »

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Funkdub Live Presents… Greg Wilson [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Not many people can claim to have been on the cutting edge of the genesis UK dance music. Fewer still were part of the migration of box-fresh New York hip hop to these shores in the early eighties. And only one can profess to being the first man to mix live on British TV.

That man is Greg Wilson. Without his influence on the UK electro-funk scene, what are now regarded as the staple dance music components: drum machines, synthesisers, samples and so forth, may never have been so successful. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Monday, May 18th, 2009

Glenn Tilbrook [+]


The Squeeze frontman returns to Telfords Warehouse for another blistering acoustic set.

Over the past nine years Glenn has toured the world constantly, wowing audiences with his down-to-earth, impassioned style. A night watching Glenn performing alone is not like watching any other British solo artist. You see, no-one else involves his audience in the way that Glenn does. Welcoming his crowd with his customary greeting of “Alright, loves?” Glenn establishes an immediate rapport with every audience he encounters, from Tokyo to Texas.

Playing in intimate venues allows Glenn to indulge in one of his favourite musical pastimes – blurring the role of performer and fan. During his shows Glenn will often leap into the crowd and take on the role of modern day Pied Piper. As Glenn becomes part of his own audience, the paying customer joins in the act, taking on the guise of designated backing vocalist. Leading his audience on a tour of the venue Glenn will, on occasion, guide them onto the street outside, much to the bemusement of passing locals. He’s even been known to walk his audience into the gents’ toilets, much to the shock of the ‘movers and shakers’ pointing Percy at the porcelain.

APPEARING ON Thursday, May 21st, 2009

.ORG Presents – KING UNIQUE [+]

Thursday 21st May – Tickets £7

Ok so here’s something we at .Org are pretty excited about, We’ve been on at Matt since the early days of Surgery about coming over to play in his hometown but just havnt been able to pin the bugger down… Well he’s finally folded & agreed to pretty much recreate his studio in the Telfords Warehouse DJ Booth!

Support will be coming from the hugely talented producer Nic Bell aswell your trusty troublemaker easy.

Expect some visual treats too.

APPEARING ON Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The Time [+]


Free entry before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

One of Chesters favourite Rock n  Roll bands, The Time have receintly supported Babyshambles ata sell out gig and reports state they went down a storm.

The themes to their driven, melodic songs derive from the band itself. Tackling topics such as Work, Drugs, Alcohol, Love & Life, The Time’s ‘live’ show is raw and edgy, the way Rock & Roll should be!

APPEARING ON Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The Furs with DJ Timmy Magik and Jazzy B – The Mystery Workshop / Eliza And The Bear [+]

Hailing from the city of Manchester via Bolton, The Furs are a new 4 piece band playing in whatever venues we can to make a name for ourselves. with influences including Ocean Colour Scene, Stereophonics and trains to and from Bolton, they play music to anyone who’ll tap their feet, clap their hands or even full on rave if it takes their fancy.

The Mystery Workshop / Eliza And The Bear

Soapbox Performance at Chester’s Water Tower

Tickets – £8.50/£7.50

Chester’s 700 year-old Water Tower, located on the city’s ancient walls, will host Rebecca Joy Sharp’s  The Mystery Workshop – a set of original folk-influenced harp compositions, followed by a captivating performance of Eleanor Rees’s acclaimed poem Eliza and the Bear, performed by Cathy Butterworth and Rebecca Joy Sharp.

Soapbox presents fresh, new  innovative work by a wide variety of professional artists, in some of Chester’s more unusual venues – roman ruins, crypts, vaults bars and warehouses.

Pre and post show drinks will be available from Telford’s Warehouse.

Tickets available from www.chesterperforms.com, by calling 0870 428 0785 or in person from Chester Tourist Information Centre

APPEARING ON Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Loose Kites [+]

Folk Indie

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 30th, 2009

The Aeroplanes [+]

Free Entry Before 10pm, £4 thereafter

APPEARING ON Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble [+]

Sunday May 31st – Free Entry

From riotous 45-piece group to intimate duos and trios (with plenty in between), the shape-shifting Conservatoire Folk Ensemble is a whole festival’s entertainment in one show. Funky arrangements, traditional and original tunes, virtuosic playing, humour, dancing, hats… it’s more fun than anyone deserves!

They lifted the roof off, playing a mixture of British and European Folk with such spirit and energy that people here keep asking for them back. They sang and danced indoors and out with breathtaking versatility. Put simply, they were brilliant and the audience loved them.” – Richard Hawley, Director of The Lichfield Festival

The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble is an evening of breathtaking talent, great variety, and huge energy. It was impossible not to get excited by the sheer exuberance and vitality of the whole thing, let alone the skill on show. Highly recommended – I can’t wait for the next one.” Chris Jaeger, Director Huntingdon Arts