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Listings for December, 2011

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Jazz Union [+]

Thursday December 1st – 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 guitar, The Jazz Union present their own take on diverse standards interlaced with tuneful originals.

APPEARING ON Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Lord Scotland [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

The Loving Cup [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Tony Bear

THE LOVING CUP have developed their own brand of rockin country and blues Americana, drawing together influences such as Gram Parsons, Delaney and Bonnie, Ry Cooder and The Band. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Sarah Deboe [+]

Free Entry

Acoustic open mic evening where all are welcome to take on Telfords stage. Hosted by Sarah Deboe, it should be a great night for all and with free entry and how can you say no.

APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Glenn Tilbrook Solo Show [+]

Tuesday 6th December – Sold Out

The Squeeze frontman returns to Telfords Warehouse for another blistering acoustic set. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginners Dance Classes

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Telford’s Christmas Fayre [+]

Thursday 8th December – Free Entry


A cosy Christmas haven, thriving with retro rags, homemade homeware, kitsch kitchenware and quirky crafts, selected, sourced and created by lots of lovely independent retailers all over the north west.
Each stall holder is extremely passionate about the vintage lifestyle, sourcing vintage and antique pieces f…rom all around the UK and providing the customer with an exciting range of rare and unique goods, a perfect opportunity for you to fill your stockings this christmas!

Warm yourself with a hot mulled wine, mince pies or christmas cupcakes whilst strolling round our outdoor marquee twinkling with Christmas lights located by the picturesque frozen canal side.

APPEARING ON Friday, December 9th, 2011

Perfectly Frank [+]

Friday 9th December

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 10th, 2011

24 Pesos [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Jon Nelson

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Cake Bake Sale 1pm – 5pm [+]

Free Entry

The fundraisers for the Final Art and Design Degree Show are holding a Bake-Off Bake sale at Telfords Warehouse on Sunday 11th December, 1-5pm

Come along and sample a range of homemade cakes and bakes, and vote for your favourite! Or just grab a big helping of whichever one you fancy. All cakes are homemade by students at the University of Chester, but don’t let that put you off!

All proceeds will go towards the Art and Design Degree show in June.

Hope to see you all there!

The fundraisers for the Final Art and Design Degree Show are holding a Bake-Off Bake sale at Telfords Warehouse on Sunday 11th December, 1-5pm

Come along and sample a range of homemade cakes and bakes, and vote for your favourite! Or just grab a big helping of whichever one you fancy. All cakes are homemade by students at the University of Chester, but don’t let that put you off!

All proceeds will go towards the Art and Design Degree show in June.

Hope to see you all there!


APPEARING ON Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Rusty Mahone [+]

Free Entry

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

APPEARING ON Monday, December 12th, 2011

Martyn Joseph [+]

Monday 12th December

Sold Out

Originally hailing from Penarth, Martyn Joseph reached the charts with his 1992 single Dolphins Make Me Cry. But the tale goes deeper than that, for this is a singer-songwriter with more than two decades of performing behind him. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Goldust Promotions – ‘Tits a Wonderful Life’ [+]

Tuesday 13th December – Tickets £10

The Team Behind Goldust are back with their fifth  bawdy Christmas spectacular ” Tits A Wonderful Life” at 7.30 on December 13th at Telfords warehouse  this Christmas give those you love the gift of Burlesque with a wild festive cabaret show full of songs,striptease and magic the show featuring a leggy array of international burlesque starlets is set in a 1950’s Christmas Ski Lodge so join Host Rory Del Rivo and his jolly band as they cordially invite you to  come in vintage ski wear, winter wools,mittens  for a vintage christmas night which includes guest appearances by Jack Frost, The Ice Queen,The Sugar Plum Fairy and others plus  music and merryment book early on skiddle.com or on facebook neil nez kendall for more info. All Goldust events sell out way in advance of show nights and are a perfect seasonal outing for you and your friends….   Time out says” its the most fun you will have this christmas with your clothes on ” Spectacular ” says Alt Fashion Magazine  ”Magical Glamour” Milkcow Magazine don’t miss it more info 07776 1983322

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

New Shows Announced for 2012 [+]

Well the new year is almost upon us and we have some great new acts lined up to grace our stage in 2012.

Emanuel & The Fear

stunning rock outfit from Brooklyn venture over to play a string of UK dates ahead of the festival season.

Ellen & The Escapades

folk rock quintet that take you to the highest plain and the lowest ebb wit their mix of catchy upbeat yet delicate tunes

Jim Stapley

Exciting new blues rocker, who is rocking all the right chords in the States right.. having recently signed to Kiefer Sutherlands Ironworks Label.

Neil Innes

the manic musical maestro behind  The Rutles and The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band returns for a night of fan and fanfare.

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginners Dance Classes

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 15th, 2011

DoodlePlanet Christmas Special [+]

Thursday 15th December – Free Entry

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Cantaloop [+]

Saturday 17th December

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Greg Fenton

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Open Mic Session with Simon (Loose Kites) [+]

Free Entry

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Salsa Inferno [+]

Free Entry – Free Beginner Dance Classes

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Gaz Gaskells Bossa Nova Boogaloo Brothers [+]

Free Entry

Bringing a Breeze Of Brazil…

its the fabulous Bossa Nova Boogaloo Brothers

Gaz Gaskell is a Merseyside musician, entertainer, bandleader and solo entrepreneur…
“What you see is what you get!”

A good deal of the first half of his 40-year professional career was spent abroad:-
– 4 years Italy in the late 60s (soul crooner NEVIL CAMERON & THE GROOVE)
– Two-month headline Australian tour with 70s ‘supergroup’ SUPERCHARGE
– UK: University/Rock circuit then 6 years fronting original R’n’R GAZ & THE GROOVERS
– 9 Years Germany/Switzerland (touring also Austria, Netherlands, Norway & France) with R&B/Funk ‘concept’ band JUKE, taking in events like: Tina Onassis’ wedding in Paris Maxim’s; New Year’s Eve at Adnan Kashoggi’s Marbella villa; BEN E. KING UK/European tour, visiting Glastonbury, London Palladium, Montreux Jazz Festival etc.

Mid-90s: Returns to native Merseyside, forms own 5-piece ‘party band’ under the banner of GAZ & THE GROOVERS again, later diversifying with the more ‘relaxed’ BOSSA NOVA DUO. Enduring enthusiasm for Afro-Cuban music & Salsa leads to GRUPO HAVANA with fellow aficionado, erstwhile bandmate Tom Maguire, the two persevering since as studio project

2000s: In demand for freelance gigs. Several appearances at MATHEW STREEET FESTIVAL

2004: “Special guest” stints with former crony ALBIE DONNELLY’s Supercharge, R & B wizard ZOOT MONEY and Rock’n’Roll veterans KINGSIZE TAYLOR & THE DOMINOES result in nostalgic trips back to Germany and Switzerland.

1 JANUARY 2006: For “HAPPY NEW YEAR, NEW ORLEANS” awareness event at CAVERN club, recruits “Merseyside Rhythm & Blues VOLUNTEERS”, bringing over guest New Orleanian pal, former “Gatemouth” Brown MD JOE SUNSERI on baritone sax plus Maria Muldaur associate CRANSTON CLEMENTS on guitar.
Follow-on benefit 30 APRIL with the MERSEYSIPPI JAZZ BAND.

2007: Finally re-joins forces with Grupo Havana comrade Bernardo Velasco in IGUANA to continue his tropical music infatuation, with the accent on Mambos, Boogaloos & Salsa.

2009: Approached by Bossa Nova Duo originator: guitarist ANDY LEWIS to participate in his new hand-picked group, dedicated to cultivating “Mad Men”-era funky soulful Jazz – ‘Neon Chevy Bop’ – and subsequently named JAZZ UNION.

2010: The BOSSA NOVA TRIO results from the addition of Jazz Union’s double bass player PAUL McRAE to the previous duo, expanding its Jazz soloing capability at a stroke.

With Special Guest DJ ONO (The Suns)

APPEARING ON Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Shy & The Fight [+]

Free Before 9pm – £4 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Shy and the Fight are a 7 piece alternative folk/pop collaborative based in and around Chester and North Wales.

Michael Deponeo (Guitar, Vocals), Christopher Done (Bass, Vocals), Thomas Hyndman (Guitar, Vocals), Carrie Anderson (Violin, Glockenspiel, Vocals), Jackson Almond (Keys, Electronics, Banjo), Tom Wootton (Drums) and Samuel Williams (Drums, Percussion, accordian) have been together since late 2009 and within their short time together, have gotten off to a fantastic start playing at a wide range of venues from local bars and touring venues to larger events including the first ‘Stop Making Sense’ festival at the ‘Garden’ festival site in Croatia, Chester rocks festival and focus wales.

Regularly performing across the UK, alongside many reputable acts, they have built up a substantial live fan base and have made frequent appearances on the Adam Walton show on BBC Radio Wales having also recorded a live session for the show. this has led to interest elsewhere including being a top pick on montreal’s cism radio station. And even more recently the band were surprised to hear their song had been played a couple of times on Jen longs introducing show on BBC radio 1.

Their track ‘How to stop an imploding man’ was used in the controversial Jack Wills advertising campaign for their Easter catalogue earlier this year, petitioned against by the daily mail.

Shy and the Fight are a dynamic group and their energetic performances are definitely not something to be missed!

Popty-Ping are putting out a Shy single as their first release. It’ll be a 500 only 7” on coloured vinyl, of All That We See or Seem / Breaks

As the first in a series of packaged, limited run vinyl singles from welsh and English bands across 2012

“the reason im drawn to this (shy & the fight) is because it has a huge heart”- Adam Walton, BBC radio wales

“C’est magnifique” Melanie L, CISM FM (Montreal)

“Shy is a gift that keeps on giving” North wales Post

APPEARING ON Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Closed for Christmas Day – Merry Christmas [+]

Wishing all Telford’s friends and family a very Merry Christmas.

APPEARING ON Monday, December 26th, 2011

Boxing Day Jam Session with Mark Henderson & Special Guest Andrew Balcon [+]

Free Entry

If your tired of the family this Christmas or simply want to top up your alcohol levels then our Boxing Day Jam Session could be just the place to hide away and sample some of our lovely ales, wines and even a mulled cider or three to warm to soul. If your wish list came true and Santa gave you a brand new limited addition Gretsch or even a multicoloured glockenspiel then bring it along and take to the Telford’s stage and either join in with Mark Henderson & Co. or become the centre of attention yourself.  A quaint jam night where all are welcome.

BaLcon returns with
Punchy Soul/roots,
Vocal back beats
and howlin’ vocals.

After collaborating with various travelling musicians like Beatboxer Dave Crowe, – BaLcon introduces an alternative sound to shake your tail feathers and rattle your bones.

APPEARING ON Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

FINDO live presents Ian Prowse (Amsterdam) [+]

Early bird tickets £3 – More on the door…

Ian Prowse (Amsterdam)

The Fifth Movement
The Falls

DJ’s Anthony Probyn + Paul Tomlinson

APPEARING ON Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Glendale Family Christmas Special [+]

Free Entry

The Gelndale Family invade Telford’s yet again with one of their renowned acoustic showcase extravaganzas. Expect sets from The Glendale Family, Andy Hickie, Sophie McKeand, and Kai Lena, tucked away on our intimate Window Stage and Mowbird and Lazlo Baby heading the Main Stage. As part of the Christmas special there will be other activities throughout the evening including Balloon  Sculpting, Raffles, and other Seasonal Games and plenty of Joy.

APPEARING ON Friday, December 30th, 2011

Pimp Clinic – DJ Set [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

APPEARING ON Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Welcome To The Jungle – NYE Costume Caper [+]

Sold Out

No Further Tickets Available

No Tickets On The Door

So as 2011 draws to a close, here we are again, the customary costume caper to end all 2011 costume capers…Get prepared for the ultimate silliness with our Carry On Up the Jungle style Animal House romp. For one night and one night only, Telford’s will be transformed into a steamy hot bed of Jungly tendrils with swinging apemen and leonine lovelies, pith helmeted explorers and a fine selection of tropical fruits…Loin cloths and big ears at the ready, this party is going to swing!

Tickets available online via SeeTickets or direct from the venue on 01244 390 090