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Listings for July, 2010

APPEARING ON Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Jazz Union [+]

Free Entry

Formed by guitarist Andy Lewis, The Jazz Union draw their inspiration from the funky, soulful jazz of the early ’60’s ‘Mad Men’ era. With their distinctive two saxes and two guitars, The Jazz Union present their own take on diverse standards interlaced with tuneful originals.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Bulawayo – Zimbabwean Dance Band [+]

£4 Entry

The infectious music of Bulawayo, Cecilia Ndhlovu’s entrancing mbira thumb-piano and hypnotic and joyous Ndebele and Shona vocals take listeners on an educational journey through Zimbabwean tradition. Driven by classic jit-jive guitar and rolling chimurenga bass matched with the powerful drum patterns of modern Zimbabwe, the classic sound of Bulawayo has arrived.

Cecilia Ndhlovu – Mbira, vocals
Fidelis Mherembi – Marimba, Mbira
Simwinji Zeko – Lead guitar
Edd Bateman – Bass
Blaggy – Drumkit

Cecilia grew up in Bulawayo in Matabeleland, southern Zimbabwe. She learned to dance at school where because of her natural talent she was known as ‘magida omncane’ or little dancer.
When she was 16 she joined the national dance troupe Black Umfolosi and several years later she began to sing, dance and tour the world with one of Zimbabwe’s biggest stars, Oliver Mtukudzi. She worked with Oliver for 6 years and recorded 5 albums before moving to England.

Now with a five strong line up of mbira, guitar, bass, drumkit and marimba the group reflects the sound of modern Zimbabwean dance bands with a universal energy that appeals to all.

DoodlePlanet

For those of you who missed it, here’s highlights of the fabulous DoodlePlanet, recorded time-lapse last week.

DoodlePlanet


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

The Loving Cup [+]

£4 Entry

Telford’s Stalwarts ‘The Cup’ have blown us away time and time with their brand of rockin’ country and Americana blues.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Open Mic Session with Sam Salisbury [+]

Free Entry


Photo by Steve Hawkins @ Athena Images


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The ROCK ‘N’ HULA Burlesque & Boogie [+]

Admission £3.00

ALOHA! It’s ….

The ROCK ‘N’ HULA Burlesque & Boogie!

An all swinging evening for a diverse range of cats.
Rockabilly’s signature black rhythm ‘n’ blues, blues, western swing, honky tonk and hillbilly meets Rag time, Psychobillly, Surf, Boogie Woogie & Punk.

Featuring

The High Falutin’ BLUE DEMON- with their ass kicking Psychobilly!
‘It’s fast, angry and pleasant at the same time, and moreover-if you can keep up with them, definately to be danced to.’

PLUS

Rockin DJ’s PIPE & SLIPPERS
A Bevy of Burlesque Beauties
Del Tenny’s Cult classic ‘THE HORROR OF BEACH PARTY’ (Streamed visuals)
VINTAGE RETRO/ ROCABILLY/BURLESQUE STALLS
AND…Winner takes all Limbo Contest!

Only £3 Entry!

A Cut your Teeth/ Carnival of Fools production.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 9th, 2010

BBC Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton [+]

£4 Entry



 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The Roddai [+]

£4 Entry

Chester partysters known for their lively acoustic renditions of all your fave tunes.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson [+]

Free Entry



 
APPEARING ON Monday, July 12th, 2010

The Road To Standon [+]

£5 Advance/£7 Door
Monday 12th July


The Road to Standon provides an opportunity for young and aspiring bands to stake a claim for a main stage spot at Standon Calling this summer. More than 100 bands from up and down the country have entered the competition, and Telford’s Warehouse now plays host to the North Wests regional heat…

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

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

Lorraine worked as an actor in theatre and t.v. for 12 years touring in UK and Europe. Lorraine trained in contemporary dance,physical theatre, mask and improvisation. Dance training UK/CUBA . 16 years experience of dancing/teaching Salsa.

Les worked as a editor for BBC working on ground breaking music programme ‘The Tube’. Les branched out as a DJ combining his passion for dance with his knowledge of music. Dance training UK/CUBA. 16 years experience of dancing/teaching salsa.

MANCUBAN have a passion for Cuban Music and Dance.
We run regular weekly classes in Manchester and Chester.

SALSA ON SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
CASINO RUEDA, ADVANCED CUBAN FIGURES
Learn from the original and the best.  Fresh dance moves Direct from Cuba!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114719000281&v=info#/group.php?gid=114719000281


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A Kettle Of Fish Featuring Chemistry Lane [+]

Free Entry

An exciting evening of spoken word, acoustic wonder, magnetic vibes and laughter provided by Man of Straw, Richard Molony, The Glendale Family and headlined by the amazing Chemistry Lane. Its free entry and we’d love to see your smiling faces at the bar and on the dancefloor.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 16th, 2010

Cantaloop [+]

Friday 16th July – £4 Entry

Pioneers of dirty hiphop and nu funk groove, Cantaloop’s fat basslines, raucous high tempos and wild party atmosphere take you to the edge of insanity and on to a higher plane…


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The Cowboy Outfit [+]

£4 Admission

Boozy woozy splinter off The Winchesters p[laying all your favourite Cash covers and Country classics.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Open Mic Session with Billy No Fear [+]

Free Entry

Chester’s longest running and finest open mic sessions brings you ‘Billy No Fear’ as hosts for this Sunday’s bonanza. Bring your maracas, twangers and plucking instruments and lets have a jolly time…

http://www.myspace.com/billynofear


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Cambrian Community Street Festival Fundraiser [+]

£3 Entry

featuring

SAFEHOUSE
soul band

Fundraising Bash for the Garden Quarter and Cumbrian Street festival later in the year.

A whole day of festivities to celebrate 10 years of the Cambrian Community

Sat. Sep. 18 , 12 – 10pm

Cambrian View and Gladstone Road.

Bands, live music, games, helter skelter, bar, food, dancing. For the whole neighbourhood.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance NightStart 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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

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

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Shellsuit [+]

Admission £3

Understated storytelling lyrics with a soul and presence that will draw you into another world.

Hot tips for 2011 and big favoutite of BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 23rd, 2010

SupaJamma [+]

Friday 23rd July – £4 Entry

Of notable membership of this new Manchester outfit are Martin Merchant (formerly of The Sugar Merchants and Audioweb), co-writer Simon Collier and Ex-Wilson frontman Steve Wilson. These were bands that held bigger stages in an era when I was in a band myself. They were definitely acts to look up to, gathering their own respect for experimenting with music that defied the trends in force at the time. So here in 2010 (which must seem like some kind of science fiction compared to the late 80’s – which is when most of the band members here served their apprenticeships), SupaJamma are causing something of a stir. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators [+]

£4 Entry

Trevor and The General are the masters of chilled out reggae – Fat heavy bass lines, skanking sounds and the perfect summer vibe.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Open Mic Session with The Rusty Cadillacs [+]

Free Entry

Chesters longest running and finest open mic sessions bring you 40’s throwback Tom Durkin with accompanying rusty cadillacs to the stage.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance NightStart 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.

‘THE CUBAN HEART OF THE NORTHWEST’

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

Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, July 29th, 2010

New Talent Showcase feat. S.C.A.M.S [+]


 
APPEARING ON Friday, July 30th, 2010

Lord Scotland [+]

£4 Entry

Chugging blues and polka punk from Chester supergroup.

Let the Lord get you rocking!


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Loonaloop [+]

Saturday 31st July

£4 Admission Breakbeat/Electronica

Loonaloop are a live Australian electro dance band, who have been active on the international festival circuit since early 2003. The band has performed at festivals and clubs across the globe, boasting performances at some of the world’s finest events such as Glastonbury (UK), Beach Bop (NL), Dance Valley (NL), Planet Roxy (CZ), Big Day Out (AUS), as well as many cultural festivals and dance party’s. Best described as a live organic dance band, Loonaloop’s music is an excursion into the various styles and genres of electronic music that are current in the modern dance scene, drawing on influences ranging from drum and bass, trance, house and electronica.

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