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Listings for April, 2010

APPEARING ON Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Polly Mackey [+]

Free Admission

After 18 months touring the UK as a solo artist, Polly Mackey formed her band, Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle, in summer 2008.
The band’s first few live performances in the hotbed music scene of Liverpool earned rave reviews and soon drew the attention of up-and-coming producer Paul Grady (engineering credits with Coldplay,  Peter Gabriel and Howling Bells)  who invited the band to record some demo tracks – one of which was to become the band’s first single, Seriously – at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath.


APPEARING ON Friday, April 2nd, 2010

The Suns and Timmy Magic [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

We are THE SUNS and we hail from Chester. Its a lonesome town, but then again all towns are lonesome.
We are also available on xfm Manchester uploaded and instrumental ‘Surf Nightmare’ can be heard regularly on the station.

“Too loud for December” (Telfords Warehouse)

“Thats proper garage that” (Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets & Xfm)

“Apart from the last song i thought they were shite” (Some bloke stood at the bar at the catholic club)

“A little bit of Jagger’s swagger, a hint of Hendrix and a double dose of Morrison’s madness” (Telfords Warehouse)

APPEARING ON Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Drymbago [+]

Free admission before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Welsh Afrobeat pioneers Drymbago (pronounced Drumbago) play an explosive mix of raw Afro and Celtic styles. Drawing influences from West Africa and Ethiopia this heavy horns and percussive 10 piece have gigged extensively in Wales and the North having played at numerous clubs and festivals including The Green Man, The International Eistedfod, The Square Festival, Vibrations and Racubah! and have had numerous appearances on S4C and airplay on Radio 1 Wales and others, building a reputation for delivering a unique dancefloor sound which whilst paying homage to its musical sources aims to create a fusion that also reflects its own culture and environment..

APPEARING ON Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Carnival Of Fools [+]

Thursday 8th April Admission £3

A fabulous night of Fire Poi, Tarrot, Live Burlesque, visual projections and starring the Magnificent ‘LOUIS BARABBAS and The Bedlam Six’.

“Truely incredible, you have to see it to believe it, if you don’t come out dancing at the end it’s because you have neither heart nor soul”. BBC 6 MUSIC

APPEARING ON Friday, April 9th, 2010

Lord Scotland [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Telford’s cult favourites Lord Scotland bring their funky chugging blues, gypsy punk, and folky polka – these guys hit all the genres and are guaranteed to get everyone dancing.

APPEARING ON Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Jon Amor [+]

Free admission before 10pm, £4 thereafter


Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Having had a string of successes with early band The Hoax and second band AMOR he is now stretching his solo career futher with his ‘Unknown Soldier’ album featuring Led Zeps Robert Plant. Catch him at Telfords for his unique blues rock and roll sound.

APPEARING ON Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Open Mic with Rusty Mahone [+]

Free Admission

More shenanigans with resident ivory squeezer and all round hairy dude Rusty…

APPEARING ON Monday, April 12th, 2010

King Creosote [+]

King Creosote

Monday 12th April – Tickets £10.00

Tickets £10

In a world where uncoolness can mean cool and zany uniqueness is two-a-penny, you might expect the original zany nerd King Creosote to be swallowed up. But despite some un-radio-friendly song titles (Saw Circular Prowess anyone?) and lyrics professing ”you’ve seen me wading through reviews I don’t deserve”, his new album Flick The Vs simply does deserve the plaudits – it’s an absolute corker. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance 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.


LORRAINE H MASON & LES MURRAY are professional Teachers/Promoters/DJs of Cuban Salsa

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, April 15th, 2010

‘Everybody Wants Peace Records’ Presents [+]

Free Admission

APPEARING ON Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Race Horses [+]

Free admission before 10pm, £4 thereafter

“While it’s easy to see why this Welsh four-piece have been compared to Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, this fast paced set is delivered with such force that their wonky pop songs take on the gritty backbone of 60’s garage. Complex four part harmonies give them the air of a creepy barbershop quartet, while a self guitar ode to Glenn Millar’s “Pennsylvania 6-5000” leads into an operatic solo with the confidence of a backwater “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Race Horses are fearless experimenters and the fast-slow-fast-again approach keep the audience shouting and dancing till the feedback fades”  –                                       NME LIVE from LONDON (9.10.09)

APPEARING ON Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Open Mic Sessions with Oscar South [+]

Free Admission

APPEARING ON Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

A Kettle Of Fish [+]

Admission £3

Another great show from the Silicon Fish folks. We have performing London act The Indelicates who are headlining, Stacie Cohen and The Mountain Giants, The Secret and The Glendale Family.

APPEARING ON Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

‘You have an amazing talent’ – Simon Gavin, Universal Records

‘Gorgeous’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

‘Wonderfully sweeping, intricate and majestic pop songs distinctly of the “they don’t write them like that anymore” category’ – The Beat Surrender

‘…reminiscent of some of Neil Hannon’s finer moments.’ – Sandman Magazine

‘You can do the hardest thing, the hardest thing in town, which is to write a melody. It’s a good trick to be able to do so you’ve got the most important bit.’ – Blur’s Alex James

APPEARING ON Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Mankala [+]

Afro-beat Reggae Fusion


Mankala is an eclectic band that plays high-energy original music that we attempt to define as Afro-Caribbean-Fusion-Groove, with elements drawn mainly from Afro Beat, Highlife, Reggae and Zouk…but also from Latin Rock and Blues!. The band brings together musicians from diverse places in the world such as Martinique, Zambia, Tenerife (Canary Islands) and of course England where Mankala was formed early in 2003 in the multicultural city of Bristol and where the band is currently based.

APPEARING ON Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Fran & Josh [+]

Acoustic Showcase featuring Fran and Josh

Free Admission

Fran and Josh combine impressive flamenco guitar with flavours of reggae, hip hop and
latin music, vocals vary from mellow singing, to rap.

Originally their music developed from a love for jamming together.
They met at the age of 15, Josh had been writing poems since the age of 10 and first
picked up a guitar when he was 12.   Francesco was brought up amongst musicians and at an early age had classical training which allowed him an understanding in chord progressions and scales far beyond anything that josh could comprehend upon their meeting.

With Josh’s words, and Frans inspirational mind and ear for music, they created a
friendship and musical bond admiring artists such as Paco De Lucia, Paco Pena,
Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Tommy Emmanuel… Through studying these musicians and many other styles such as Gypsy Jazz and Folk, all the way to Dub step and Drum n Bass, Gabba and even all the cheesy toss we hear on a regualar basis… they began to develop their own songs.

Not long ago the first unsigned band to play on the ‘Live Drivetime’ session on ‘XFM
Manchester’ where they covered the song “Better off Alone” by Alice Deejay. They
have since been invited back to play at Clint Boon’s wife’s Tea Parties..

MTV’s Brand spanking new music website snapped them up for a session you can see
here http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/fran-and-josh

They recieved some sneaky interest from 14th Floor Records in London, but now are
working with the big chill label towards getting signed and releasing an album. Silly
14th Floor.. Should’ve grabbed ‘um while they had the chance..

APPEARING ON Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Vintage Fashion Fair [+]

Utility Productions present

Vintage Fashion Fair

Midday to Early Evening

APPEARING ON Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Doodleplanet [+]

Thursday 29th April – Free Admission

Another fabtastic scribblicious night with phat beats, latin grooves and sublime sounds from DJ Matty Setter to enhance the creative atmosphere.  Loads of great new doodle materials to really fire off the creative creatures within…

APPEARING ON Friday, April 30th, 2010

Rose Elinor Dougall [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter


Dougall joined The Pipettes in 2003 after being introduced to the initial line-up by Monster Bobby at The Basketmakers pub in Brighton. With The Pipettes, Rose took lead vocals on the singles “Judy” and “Dirty Mind”. During her time with The Pipettes, she also provided guest vocals for The Young Playthings, Brakes and Dr Colossus. Read more… »