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Listings for December, 2009

APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

John Bramwell {I Am Kloot} [+]

John Bramwell

Tuesday 1st December – Tickets £8

Tickets £8 – The I Am Kloot frontman will be performing tracks from all of I Am Kloot’s albums as well as material from his solo album, ‘You, Me and The Alarmclock’. This unique and enchanting performance is one not to miss so grab a ticket to avoid missing out.

“The U.Ks finest export.” – The New York Times.

“The finest and most charismatic songwriter that Britain has produced in the last 20 years.” – The Sunday Times.

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Silicone Fish Presents… [+]

We have extra special guests travelling all the way down from Glasgow to play this one off special gig. We first saw The Meatmen at this years Wickerman festival in Scotland where they headlined the acoustic village stage (www.myspace.com/themeatmenglasgow) They literally blew the crowd away and had 300 odd people jumping around like idiots! We guarantee they will not disappoint.

Other acts include Troubador Mr Andy Hickie, local art house kittens Billy No Fear, Dubliner bluegrass specialists Greengrass Candidates, poets Rys Trimble and Man of Straw, DJ Tony Bear and Glendale Family

The night starts at 7.30pm and is donation on the door.

APPEARING ON Friday, December 4th, 2009

The Charlotte Glasson Band [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Charlotte Glasson is a multi instrumentalist, playing in a wide variety of music and theatre.
She plays  all the saxophones, flute and alto flute, bit of clarinet, violin and viola, penny whistle, melodica, percussion, and even the saw and junk wood marimba’s in the new show by the creators of Stomp, called ‘ The Lost and Found Orchestra.’

‘Young, widely travelled nu jazz multi instrumentalist’ – The Guardian

‘Skillful, Musical, Entertaining,’ – Teignmouth Jazz Festival

‘Charlotte Glasson quintet was great, a real treat’ If you’ve ever wondered what smiles sound like, this is it.” – Jackie Hayden Hot Press 2009

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Rose Elinor Dougall (Pipettes) [+]

Saturday 5th December – Rose Elinor Dougall

Free Before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Ex-Pipettes star Rose Elinor Dougall will be appearing on the Telfords stage with her live band The Distractions. Her unique art-pop style will incapsulate the audience following the release of her new single ‘Fallen Over’ and her UK December tour.

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Open Mic Sessions with The Loving Cup [+]

Free Entry

These Country boys will entertain the masses with their low slung acoustic Country and Rock& Roll style. So come on down, join in the fun and put your named down to play, music will start around 9pm.

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Vintage Fashion Fair [+]

Come on down and get a stylish vintage bargain at Telfords Vintage Fashion Fair.

APPEARING ON Friday, December 11th, 2009

Lowline [+]

LOWLINE – Friday December 11th

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Intent on carving their own unique place in rock and roll; LOWLINE, fresh from completing their first European tour, are currently holed up in one of Manchester’s trademark industrial mills, Moolah Rouge Studios, putting the finishing touches to their debut album-set for release in Winter/Autumn 2009.

Previous single releases include debut single Monitors and Sound of Music, both epic tracks produced by Oasis & New Order producer Owen Morris. Both released on 1-2-3-4 Records (Whitey, The Bishops), they grabbed the eye of DJ’s, journalists and audiences alike, as the band found places on the playlist of Zane Lowe, Colin Muarry, Huw Stevens and Jon Kennedy whilst featuring on the pages of NME, The Sun and The Guardian.

Live, the band are immense. They have crafted a rip-roaring show and brim with energy and confidence, which combined with their dance sensibility that has seen them demanding attention at shows across the country. Recently, a rift of their own raucous live shows as well as tours with The Enemy and Happy Mondays have seen Lowline continue to cultivate an ardent fan base, as tales continue to spread about their recent warehouse parties in Manchester (which have guested the likes of The Verve’s Nick McCabe).

This album is to be released amidst a massive level of radio and press interest, with support already emerging from Radio 1, NME & XFM in England. They now embark upon another vigorous touring schedule throughout the UK and Europe over the next few months in support of the album.

The word is out and Lowline are one of the UK’s most exciting new prospects as they assert their place in music and rapidly state their claim to being “More Manchester Greats” NME.

* Gun In My Side/Monitors are available on limited 7” Vinyl and free digital download.

* Their previous single Sound of Music is currently available for free download on www.myspace.com/thisislowline

“More Manchester greats”


“Another Manchester success story…and their latest stars”


“Arguably the most exciting new band to have emerged from Manchester in recent times.” GUARDIAN

“Lowline make timeless music like no-one can at the moment. Music with balls.”


APPEARING ON Saturday, December 12th, 2009

The Cowboy Outfit [+]


Free Entry Before 10pm, £4 thereafter

If you like toe-tapping Honky Tonk music, The Cowboy Outfit is the band for you. The Cowboy Outfit were formed a couple of years ago from ex-members of The Winchesters, who thrilled the festival-goers of Europe for over a decade, and The Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys, Manchester’s longest running Western Swing band. You’re sure to love The Cowboy Outfit’s sizzling renditions of the best of Hank Williams, Bob Wills and Johnny Cash, with a few surprises thrown in!

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The Family Mahone [+]


A Christmas special plethora of bespoke ecclecticism, infused with a twist of piss…

Playing not only Irish drinking songs but also English drinking songs and Scottish drinking songs, a whole range of musical idioms from a whole range of musical idiots. Featuring Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe.

APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

DJ Timmy Magic [+]

Free Entry

Playing a wide selection of left field dance floor fillers and maybe even some christmas classics to boot. Timmy Magic will be busting his grooves from the Telfords decks so come on down and wiggle your hips.

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Christmas Doodleplanet [+]

Free Admission

The wonderful DoodlePlanet celebrates Christmas in it’s own inimitable style. All doodlers, daubers and  dabblers are welcome and admission is completely FREE.

APPEARING ON Friday, December 18th, 2009

Soft Toy Emergency [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Soft Toy Emergency, fronted by lead singer Jen, are a five piece from Liverpool who have spent the early part of 2009 touring the UK and appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. Upbeat synths and energetic vocals combine on their new single Critical which has already pricked the ears of 6 Music DJs Steve Lamacq and Nemone.

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Perfectly Frank [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter.

Telfords favourites Perfectly Frank are back to recreate the magic and carisma of Frank Sinatra in all his glory. Playing all his classics this will be a fabulous way to kick start your Christmas groove.

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Open Mic Sessions with Kai Lena [+]

Free Entry

Come on down for a Christmas infused Open Mic Session hosted by Kai Lena. Kai’s Kate Bush influenced tunes will be just what the doctor ordered to wash away those winter blues and get you in the Christmas spirit. Music starts from 9pm so get here early to put your name down to play.

APPEARING ON Monday, December 21st, 2009

Thea Gilmore [+]


Frequently acclaimed by both press and pundits as the finest UK singer/songwriter of her generation, Thea Gilmore has blazed a trail of quality and artistic independence. Following a string of dates across the country and a support with The Zuton’s Thea returns to Telford’s to showcase her new studio album Liejacker, released on 19th May 2008.



APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Bad Taste Disco [+]

Free Entry

Welcome to Telfords Bad Taste Disco, a jumble sale of favourite tunes from every era. Bad Taste attire is welcomed so dust off those ankle warmers, lycra pants and funky disco wigs and get down here to witness the Bad Taste Disco in all its glory.

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Christmas Eve Cracker with Quaintways & DJ Jon Nelson [+]

Free Before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Christmas is almost here and what better way to ring in Christmas day than dancing your socks off to DJ Jon Nelson’s Christmas Eve session. He will be spinning all your dancefloor favourites as well as some cheeky Christmas tunes. On the Telford’s LIVE stage are Quaintways with their sublime sounds.  Drawing inspiration from The La’s, Weller and The Faces their sounds is a a relaxed take on the classic mod sound.

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Silicone Fish Boxing Day Basharama [+]

Heal The Last Stand

Free Entry before 9pm, £3 thereafter

£1 Tequila Shots.

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.

Also featuring the sublime beat orientated mix from the DoodlePlanet boys.

Come along and twizzle away the Turkey….

APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The Alpha Binding Theory [+]

Free before 9pm, £3 thereafter.

The theory was initially developed during a period of decline in activity in an undisclosed part of the North of England. Four men (subsequently referred to as the Theorists), bound by one common primary goal, found themselves simultaneously expounding upon what would later turn out to be the exact same theory, but approached from differing positions. Although only initially outlined, the theory was immediately deemed sufficient for further investigation and would prove to be a necessary tool for further work to progress.

After exhaustive and detailed research, the Theorists met in a dark backroom of their remote bunker. They proceeded to share, analyse and contemplate results. Through a haze of cigar smoke and the heavily peated scent of single malt whisky, they coupled experience with logic, reason and a touch of intuition. They began to formulate the protocol which would directly tackle the issue of how the theory was to be applied in the field. The Theorists settled on a Four Element Approach.

The theory itself is complex; thus cannot be expressed in simple terms. It was formally agreed that no attempt should be made to render it in common language as it is predominantly an experience-based collection of notions and concepts that is described more efficiently through other media.

What follows is an attempt to explain and document the practice of what is now to be officially referred to as The Alfa Binding Theory.

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

S.C.A.M.S. (Out From Animals) [+]

Free before 9pm, £3 thereafter

Formed early 2009 in Chester, UK. SCAMS first 5 shows were in Austin, Texas during SXSW 09. The Austin Chronicle voted them as one of the 8 unmissable UK bands playing at the festival. They went on to be named best emerging band at Liverpool Sound City 09 earning them some very valuable free studio time at Metropolis in London where they recorded their first demos in July 09.

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 31st, 2009

New Years Eve Party (Last of the Noughties) [+]

Nursery Rhymes, Pantomimes

and Fairy Tales…

Advance Tickets £16,

Door Charge (subject to availability) £20

Join with us on our customary costume carouse, taking you on a fantasmagorical adventure from ‘lucy in the sky’ to ‘slap my thigh’ and all points inbetween.

Best distressed damsel and ugliest sisters prizes, Panto horse awards(front and back) and beautiful pea green Shreks galore…and more.

Live music from ‘The Big Beat’

Your master of ceremonies…Adam Walton