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Listings for July, 2009

APPEARING ON Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

DJ Timmy Magik [+]

Free Entry – Jose Cuervo Tequila £1

David Blaine might be able to sit in a box, even bury himself alive, but can he put together a set like the fantastic Timmy Magik…we think not. If your looking for a great way to get your weekend started early then this night is a must for you.

Free Entry, Jose Cuervo Tequila £1 shots

APPEARING ON Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Hafdis Huld [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Icelandic singer-songwriter Hafdis Huld specialises in intricate, imaginative songs. Inspired by her love of classic songwriters like Burt Bacharach, Dirty Paper Cup includes everything from campfire ballads with catchy choruses and finger-plucked guitars to DIY pop with wonky keyboards and honeyed vocals. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Open Mic with Heal The Last Stand [+]

Free Admission

Heal The Last Stand are done with sad songs, life’s too short for all that.
Since their inception just over a year ago, these guys have been bringing good vibrations into the world, with their “Ridiculously Beautiful” harmonies.
The youngest 3 siblings of the Dickenson family have joined forces with friend Thom Bithell, to make music with heart and soul.

So come along, take a seat and enjoy the end your week and for those of you fancy getting up and sharing a piece of your own musical magic the mic is open to all.


APPEARING ON Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade Tripperware Party [+]

Free Entry – Jose Cuervo Tequilla shots £1


APPEARING ON Friday, July 10th, 2009

Adam Waltons Pet Sounds [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

APPEARING ON Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Open Mic night with Andy Hickie [+]

Free Entry

Andy Hickie is a roaming singer songwriter from the mountains of North Wales.

After ‘working his soul dry’ to buy a camper van, Andy’s master plan is well into effect – to keep on moving, searching for enlightenment and inspiration along the way…he now finds himself at the Warehouse hoping you’ll all come along and play with him (in strictly a musical sense of course).

APPEARING ON Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Tim and Sam’s Tim and Sam Band [+]

Free Entry

Tim and his real friends play lovely indie-flavoured melodic post-rock with gorgeous peals of acoustic guitars, a clarinet and a glockenspiel propped up on an ironing board. This seems, for some reason, quite important – in a genre where it sometimes seems bands are trying to out-pretentious each other they seem warm, organic and very down-to-earth.

APPEARING ON Friday, July 17th, 2009

SCAMS (Out from Animals) [+]


Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

The Electronic rock lads are back to bounce spectators across the room with their blend of prodigy-esque electro and their catchy hard hitting pop rock. Catch them at Telfords fresh and battle hardened from playing South by South West Festival in Texas, definitely one to watch for the future.

APPEARING ON Friday, July 17th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Kai Lena [+]

Free Entry

Time to bring your guitars, basses, pianos, drums, tamborines, loop pedals, whatever you feel like to the stage and get up do your thing. Hosted by Kai lena and her unique piano stylings get here early to book a slot.

APPEARING ON Saturday, July 18th, 2009

The Undercover Hippy [+]

Free admission before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Having been in a few bands in Hereford during his early teenage years, Billy left the world of live music to become a DJ aged 16. He spent the next 7 years DJing and MCing to crowds across the UK, finally ending up as the resident MC for the “Guerrilla Collective”, a drum and bass collective based in Singapore, now signed to Goldie’s Metalheadz label. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Coat And Curtains [+]

Free Entry – Free Stage

APPEARING ON Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Andy McKee [+]

Tuesday July 21st, Tickets – £13.50

Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest acoustic soloists. After receiving over 20 million views collectively for his Youtube videos which were posted by the independent record label ‘Candyrat’,  Andy’s success is a testament to the changing nature of the music industry as well as people’s desire for something new and interesting to listen to. At one point, Andy held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on the hugely popular website. His videos are still among the highest rated on Youtube. Consequently, Andy has performed to sold out shows in all over the world. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Trader [+]

Think Brian Molko fronting the Smiths and you have some concept of
Trader’s sound. Their songs twist their way into your head and before
you know it they will be stuck there! Trader are an extremely tight
band that always play a blinder live. If they play ‘Annie’ put your
fingers in your ears or they will have you captive!

With recent support slots for The Rifles, The Rascals, The Automatic and Look See Proof these guys are absolutely electric at the moment and not be missed…

APPEARING ON Friday, July 24th, 2009

Henry’s Funeral Shoe [+]

Free Entry before 9, £4 thereafter.

Henry’s Funeral Shoe was formed by two brothers in 2008 from South Wales, inspired and influenced by many of the albums that singer/guitarist Aled Clifford had looted from his father’s vinyl collection when he was growing up. The Who, CCR, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and the Beatles were favourites, and Aled quickly became a gifted guitar player, aided and taught by Ned Edwards, a long time collaborator of Van Morrison. Aled soon played with various bands, eventually doing some recording sessions for producer Ian Grimble, and even recording at the legendary Abbey Road studios. His younger brother Brennig started playing drums at nine. At fifteen he joined a local band, learning his trade by performing covers of The Clash and Thin Lizzy before moving on to writing original material. The dexterous brothers have finally joined forces to create some of the loudest soulful rock’n’roll to come out the UK in a long time. Their debut album “Everything’s For Sale” is a fun and raucous mix of heavy rock and psychedelic blues which reminds us that the U.K can produce more than great pop music, but also some amazing rock’n’roll. Don’t lose the rhythm!

APPEARING ON Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Funkdub Presents… JIMMY SCREECH [+]

Jimmy Screech @ Funkdub

with resident 3DJ and Gentleman Kush

Saturday 25 July 2009They say it’s not what you know. They say it’s who you know. Is that why everyone is suddenly talking about Jimmy Screech? Championing him as the new face of British music? Has he just been dealt a lucky hand with those he rubs shoulders with?  Or is there more to it than that? Much more to it?

Sure, it’s never going to hurt getting signed to the mighty Roots Manuva‘s Banana Klan label and mentored by the daddy of UK hip-hop himself. It’s a pretty big advantage when you get invited on the famous Manuva Awfully Deep and Slime and Reason tours.  It’s pretty advantageous to your career when hip-hop legends Ghostface Killer, Dilated Peoples and Ugly Duckling book you for their tours, for that matter.  And it’s pretty sweet releasing tracks with the likes of dancehall heavyweights Ricky Ranking and Tippa Irie, not to mention überproducers The Nextmen and reggae super-group Pama International.

But who you know is only going to get you so far. You’ve got to ask yourself why these guys are so keen to work with this startlingly talented young man from East London. Perhaps it’s his effortlessly fresh combination of modern UK hip-hop and sweet reggae. Or his smart lyrics, magnetic charisma and expert delivery. Maybe they recognized from his early underground days with Ray Keith and Genuwine that Jimmy Screech had ‘breakthrough artist’ written all over him.

Whatever it is about Jimmy Screech that got the industry so excited has now reached full fruition. A new album, The Remedy, is penciled in for a Summer 2009 release, and is being accompanied by a run of relentless live shows.

On Saturday July 25th, prepare yourself for an unmissable Jimmy Screech performance at Telfords Warehouse in Chester.  The matchless promoters at Funkdub, Chester’s biggest and most eclectic music night, have secured Jimmy and the sound he describes as “a dub, hip-hop and reggae melting pot”.  Perfect summer vibes from a superstar in the making, along with the usual vinyl virtuosity from the Funkdub boys themselves mean that you’d better get down early to enjoy the show in all its glory.

APPEARING ON Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Mercy Elise [+]


Free Entry

Come down and join this ecelecticly diverse singer songwriter whose beautiful vocals will insipre anyone to get up and have a go. Acoustic open mic night kicks off around 8.30pm.

APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Salsa Fever – Cuban Night [+]

Cuban Salsa Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix with the Mamba King 10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

APPEARING ON Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade [+]

Milk Milk Lemonade

Chester’s best kept dj secret..

Two independently minded DJ’s (pi-curious) with interests from Spacemen 3 to Sparklehorse, Super Furry Animals to the Smiths (and that’s just the S’s).  WLTM simila, sonically minded, genuine music fans with GSOH, on Thursday nights at Telford’s Warehouse for no-strings-attached psychedelic fun and possibly more.

Frazzled Psychedelica, Jangly Pop, Scruffy Punk, Broken Beats and Social Distortion Specialists
Come and Taste the Rainbow that is Milk Milk Lemonade…

Don’t miss our Thursday night TripPeRware Parties!

Free Entry – £1 Tequila Shots

APPEARING ON Friday, July 31st, 2009

Elephants On Acid [+]


Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

Elephants on Acid have mixed old school rock and roll, vintage psychodelia and almost every genre from the 60’s and 70’s, thrown it in a mixing bowl and have come out with their own unique sound. Guaranteed to get your head bobbing, these four lads from Leeds will put on an awesome show.

APPEARING ON Friday, July 31st, 2009

Huge Elephant Weekend [+]

It’s Going to be Mammoth

Friday 31st – Elephants On Acid

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 thereafter


Elephants on Acid have mixed old school rock and roll, vintage psychodelia and almost every genre from the 60’s and 70’s, thrown it in a mixing bowl and have come out with their own unique sound. Guaranteed to get your head bobbing, these four lads from Leeds will put on an awesome show.

Saturday 1st August – Elephant Talk

Free Entry Before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Elephant Talk play a unique fusion of Folk, World, fuelled by a combination of eclectic backbeats ranging from: Dub, Drum n’ Bass breakbeats to Trance and Techno. The group make a seamless transformation from traditional acoustic tunes and original songs to “hugely uplifting instrumental music for the head, heart and dance floor”