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Listings for February, 2010

APPEARING ON Friday, February 5th, 2010

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 Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Cantaloop [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter.

Get ready to hear it on the left side, then hear it on the right side as Cantaloop are back to inject their unique style of iFunk into Telfords dancefloor.

APPEARING ON Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Open Mic Sessions with Man of Straw [+]

Free Admission

Man of straw hosts this weeks acoustic sessions. Expect poetry, verse and the occasional shanty!

APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Francis Dunnery [+]

Tuesday 9th February – Tickets £20

APPEARING ON Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Chemistry Lane [+]

Free Entry

Described receintly as Chester’s Sigur Ros these boys create beautifully sweeping music and soaring vocals that will encapsulate any crowd and take them to a warm and fuzzy place. Having just finished their new album these guys will be on top form and promise a brilliant night.

APPEARING ON Friday, February 12th, 2010

Camera [+]

Friday 12th February – Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter


Quite rightly regarded as one of the finest Welsh bands to emerge in recent years, Camera have built a reputation as creators of a very particular brand of unforgettable music. Building on a base of finely tuned yet understated musicianship Camera’s music overflows with haunting, overlapping melodies, creating their highly individual sound.

APPEARING ON Saturday, February 13th, 2010

The Charlotte Glasson Band [+]

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 Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson [+]

Free Admission

Open mic antics with Telford’s legend Mark bringing us his unique folk/blues stylings. Always a popular session, best to get in early if you fancy a set.

APPEARING ON Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Nom-A-Tom DJ Set [+]

Utility Promotions present


DJ Set

A Retro Record Revival – Vintage Vibes and Tasty Tunes
Free Entry – £1 Tequila

APPEARING ON Friday, February 19th, 2010

bigfinn [+]

BIG ! “Great songs for all the girls!” John Bramwell I Am Kloot

“Bloody lovely” Guy Garvey after playing “circus” on bbc 6 radio

No-one’s going to mistake Stockport’s favourite minstrels for anything quite as melt-in-the-mouth as Xenomania’s factory outlet productions. The boys from Moolah Rouge studio’s prefer full fat to fast food. ‘Rise Up And Be Thankful!’ is a banquet. And it’s one you’d be advised to attack with your belt loosened. The French, of course, are masters at languid, melodic pop, soaked in absinthe and unnecessarily theatrical foreplay ? and it’s wise to assume that singer, Martin Travers spent his formative years locked in his bedroom, smoking Galois and listening to Jacques Brel. Who can honestly say they didn’t? Read more… »

APPEARING ON Saturday, February 20th, 2010

The Loving Cup [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

The Loving Cup lads are back with their fullband line up to entertain you with their unique alternative Country and Rock & Roll style.

APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The LP [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £3 thereafter

Last show before spring sabbatical, blew us all away last month, very hot indeed…

Support from Paul Williams and DJ set from Timmy Magic.

APPEARING ON Friday, February 26th, 2010

Catfish and the Bottlemen [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Catfish & The Bottlemen achieve the rare by being a local band with a staggeringly professional recording. An impressive feat in itself, but not more so than the sheer quality of their material which bounces around the genres like a pinball while keeping a firm indie grounding. Sure to have you dancing around one minute and gently swaying the next, only experiencing the impressive four-piece yourself can explain how they are band to watch out for in the future.

APPEARING ON Saturday, February 27th, 2010

King King [+]

Free Admission before 10pm, £4 thereafter

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

This is a band which knows how to make an entrance. Fronted by charismatic bluesman Alan Nimmo, their exhilarating debut at last year’s Monaghan Blues Festival created such a stir that it prompted organizer Somhairle MacCognil 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 no surprise that the phone has been ringing off the hook since, and the last year has seen a frenetic schedule of gigs and festival appearances which have received outstanding praise and added plenty of new blood to their burgeoning army of followers.