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APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!
Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

– Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

– Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

– Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Folkazm with Mark Henderson & Co. [+]

Free Entry

Folk, Roots and Blues provided by Mark Henderson & Co. on Telford’s intimate Window Stage. See some of the best acoustic acts from the Northwest up close and personal.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Chubby Knuckles presents… The Loving Cup [+]

Friday 3rd May – Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

The Loving Cup’s unique Country, Americana, and Rockabilly styles have been wowing Chester audiences for years now and they are always a crowd favourite here at Telfords Warehouse. Come on down, put your cowboy boots on, grab your stetson and get ready for a hoedown.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Everything is Now presents… Lord Scotland [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

“When it comes to musical satisfaction Are You Being Served? Or, like Mrs Slocombe, are you stuck in the same old worn-out groove? I strongly suggest you head to Telfords Warehouse, Chester, where my boys will cater for your every musical need. They may not be Grace Brothers, but the Lord thinks for what you will receive you will be truly thankful..”

Lord Scotland

http://www.myspace.com/thisislordscotland


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Open Mic Session with Tom Durkin [+]

Free Entry

This Super Sunday’s Open Mic is hosted by Country & Bluegrass loving Tom Durkin. Get down early for a slot and lets have a hoe down!! Live music starts at 9pm.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!
Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

– Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

– Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

– Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, May 9th, 2013

DJ Austin! [+]

Free Entry

Mixed-Up Music Porn Without the Restrictions of Genre nor Age : Killer Songs that Arrive Like a Burglar and Leave Like a Best Friend.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 10th, 2013

Crackling Vinyl presents… Encore De Funk [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Encore De Funk are a 7 piece collective from the North West of England. Brought together by a mutual love for Soul/Funk and Jazz, the group embarked on creating original interpretations of contemporary classics, adding in some untouched masterpieces along the way.

Members of the group have performed at numerous European festivals including The Cork Jazz Festival , Leeds/Reading Carling Festival and Wakestock.

This experience was brought together and, as a result, the band are at their best live, with a po
werful horn section, intricate hammond organ, the solid groove of the rhythm section complimented by smooth soulful vocals. The live set features some of the best moments in Acid Jazz and Soul whilst taking on some of the indie masters of the modern era and giving them a classic funky twist.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The Noble Thiefs [+]

Saturday 11th May – Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

God forbid anyone ever tries to re-make Animal House, at least we know the infamous house party scene can be salvaged by swapping the “Shout”-ing Otis Day and the Knights with Winnipeg’s The Noble Thiefs. (And yes. It’s supposed to be spelled that way.)

Vocalist Myron Dean, guitarist Riley Hastings, bassist Ian Lodewyks, and new drummer Joel Armstrong are poised to lead the charge in resurrecting the soul-centric rock sounds of decades past with a fresh new flair, and they’re converting crowds every time they slay the stage. “It’s a sound that everyone has a taste for,” Dean says of the band’s ‘50’s flavour – a fact becoming clearer by the day.

Born with the sole aspiration of rocking garages and house parties, The Noble Thiefs quickly rose the ranks of the Manitoba rock community thanks to much word-of-mouth and media hype. The story is spreading quickly about the quartet’s funky brand of retro rock and, subsequently, drawing even more attention their way from audiences across the country and far beyond.

The intangible chemistry these four share stems from their widespread influences, which together produce a combustible sonic concoction that borrows from a slew of different decades and styles. “We all come from really different musical backgrounds,” Dean says, “but that’s what makes us sound like we do, and I love that.”

The Thiefs are set to showcase their newest jams with the follow-up to their 2011 long-player Beyond the 11th Deck – a brand new 7” recorded live-off-the-floor with producer John Paul Peters (The Waking Eyes, Propagandhi) at the helm. The two tracks are the swan song of drummer and founding member Tim Jones, who’ll continue his Thief-ery as head of the band’s label, Pipe & Hat. “We wanted to infuse more energy into these songs,” Lodewyks says of the release, and that’s made clear a mere 20 seconds into both “Got It Made,” with its killer opening riff kicking into a dance-inducing drive, and “When You’re in Love,” thanks to Dean’s channelling of the revered men of Motown.

On record, they’re exciting; onstage, however, The Noble Thiefs are explosive, embodying the seizure inducing energy of early punk and leaving delightfully dazed and dizzy crowds in their wake. “It’s all about spontaneity and having fun,” says Hastings, and that applies to both the foursome and their fans on the floor. Don’t even bother trying to stand still with The Noble Thiefs on-stage.

The band’s energy and ethos has earned them all kinds of performance opportunities, from rocking Canadian stages like the iconic Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto to upcoming tours of Western Canada and a string of European dates, including a slot at Focus Wales 2013. The summer of 2012 even found them headlining three shows at major music festivals over the span of a single week – Edmonton’s NextFest, Toronto’s renowned NXNE, and culminating with a monster set for a home town crowd at the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. The idea, explains Hastings, is to cast as wide a reach as possible and bring their upbeat sound and spectacle to as many audiences as they can.

Stemming from the unlikeliest of areas in the Canadian Prairies, The Noble Thiefs’ soul-rock revolution is at hand, and there’s no point in resisting.

“The Noble Thiefs are the most entertaining band in Winnipeg.” – CBC Radio One

“A little bit of garage, a little bit of soul and a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll. The Noble Thiefs are Winnipeg’s answer to the Dirtbombs.” – Rob Williams, Winnipeg Free Press


 


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Open Mic With special guest host Rob Vincent [+]

Free Entry

Chester’s longest running open mic is hosted by Rob Vincent, who’s making a special trip across the Mersy to be joined by all on the Telford’s stage. Live music starts at 9pm.

If there’s a lot of half-finished, semi-fulfilled, vaguely unsatisfying music around these days – songs that say nothing to you about your life – then maybe it’s because the people who make it haven’t lived much of a life themselves.

Not so in the case of Robert Vincent, the searingly honest Liverpool singer-songwriter whose mix of folk, rock and country is like a Mersey Van Morrison or a Scouse Springsteen.

Born into a house that rang to the sounds of Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Robert knew before he was five years old that he wanted to be a musician. When he became a father at 17 he had to balance the hard graft of life in a working band with the responsibility of providing for a family. He’s seen setbacks and false dawns, he’s come near to success only to have it snatched away, but he’s never lost his faith in his music. And now that faith is coming good.

“I’ve done the whole thing of trying to be what people want me to be,” Rob explains in his warm and good-humoured Scouse drawl, “And in the end I just thought I’ve had enough of this. The songs I’ve written now, some of them sound like Johnny Cash and some of them like 50s rock’n’roll – but they’re what *I* wanted to write. And the funny thing is, the more honest I am the better people like it.”

The result is Rob’s debut album ‘Life In Easy Steps’: a set of songs that are alternately as open and empathic as ‘Second Chance’, and as raw and righteous as ‘Riots Cry’ – all held together by a singular lyrical vision and a voice that can soothe, comfort or tear down a wall. In a sea of plastic pop, this is real rock and roll.

“There’s no smoke and mirrors about it,” Rob says with a smile. “It’s like a good old fashioned country record. Sing what you mean – and sing it like you mean it.”

It all goes back to that house in Crosby, north Liverpool where, alongside country and The Beatles, his older brothers initiated him into the mysteries of Pink Floyd. ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ taught young Rob that a song could be cosmic and mystical – but it had to be a proper song too. He became fascinated with lyrics. “It wasn’t just what Roger Waters wrote but why he wrote it,” he says. “That really interested me as a kid. And then I started meddling with the guitar…”

Rob left school at 16 to dabble in local bands, growing mildly frustrated that his mates only wanted to play standards and not write their own songs. A job as a roadie for a covers band earned him a few quid and a chance to get up and sing a couple of numbers – ‘All Right Now’ and the inevitable ‘Wish You Were Here’. “You’ll give anything to get up and have a go at that age,” Rob recalls.

Then his girlfriend became pregnant. “It was a massive, massive thing to happen when you’re so young,” he admits.

For a while music had to take second fiddle to providing for the baby. He worked in catering jobs and even as an Estate Agent – but there was always a band too.

One of them, a group called Boa, won Rob the chance to represent Liverpool at a festival marking 50 Years of Rock’n’Roll in Memphis in 2004 and to record at Sun Studios, Sam Phillips’s fabled Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll. But just as Boa seemed about to happen the band fell apart. “After that,” Rob says, “I thought, I’m doing my own thing from now on.”

By 2007 he promised himself he’d never be left high and dry again. His band ‘Night Parade’ recorded a debut album but management wrangles kept it from being released. More setbacks, more refusal to give in. But Rob was now in the rhythm of writing his own songs and more convinced than ever that he knew what he was doing – and why he was doing it. He’d also started working with one Pete Smith, Grammy award winning co-producer of Sting’s ‘Dream Of The Blue Turtles’. Together they recorded ’Life In Easy Steps in Brighton.

The years of hard work put grit and insight in these songs by an artist who’s still barely in his thirties. When you’ve worked in a band for four or five years and the rug gets pulled, it can feel like you’re left with nothing, he thinks. But that’s not really the case. You’ve got all that experience, that practice. It toughens you up and focuses you. You find you can write about people as they are – the good and the bad.

So Rob Vincent’s songs are compassionate and perceptive. There’s a wild evocation of the fact that every life is lived in the eye of a storm on the blues-blazing ‘Riots Cry’, and forgiveness for former friends who’ve let you down in ‘How Do You Sleep’. There’s an elegy for the wasted opportunities of a dead relationship, where your partner can’t change, in the plangent, Lennonesque ‘Second Chance’.

And he’s not frightened of getting a little cosmic either. The intimate, gently strummed ‘Stars’ takes that familiar spine-chilling moment when you look up into the vastness of the night sky and realise your insignificance, and then flips it. We might be tiny, the song says, but what matters is what we are to one another. “I’ll be here in the light of the stars,” sings Rob, and in the end that’s all that matters.

“Having a kid so young gave me a way of looking at how people act towards each other, especially with children,” he explains. “There’s a song on the album called ‘Heaven Knows’ that wonders if maybe we were happier when we had more social boundaries, not fewer. I’m not religious but you wonder if some things – not everything, but some things – might have been a bit better in the days when we all went to church on a Sunday, dealt with all the grief and misery of the week, and came out feeling better. I think people are missing those boundaries.”

“The record is about trying to be the best person you can possibly be,” he continues, “And I think that’s what most people want from themselves. You want to be a better human being. I write from the point of view of being a dad, and worrying about the world my kid is growing up in. The world focuses so much on the individual – iPhone, iPad, I, I, me, me all the time – and there’s something unhealthy about it. We feel cut off from other people. But if music is good at anything, it’s reconnecting us.”

Rob’s mum likes to remind him of a tale from when he was perhaps four years old. They’d got off a train in comfortable Freshfield near Southport, where footballers and businessmen reside in spacious houses near the woods and the beach. Little Rob pointed to one of the big houses. See that, mum? he said. When I’m a rich rock star I’ll buy you one of those.

“Daft, isn’t it?” he says, laughing. “I was only four. But the thing is, I didn’t really want to be rich. I just never, ever wanted to do anything else but this. It’s been hard work getting here but I’ve never, ever wanted to pack it in. I know what I’m here for – to do this. It’s always been music for me. One hundred per cent.”

Written by editor of Q magazine, Andrew Harrison…


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Crackling Vinyl presents… Georgia Ruth & Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog [+]

Tickets £6 Adv / £7 Door

Raised bilingually in Aberystwyth, Wales, Georgia’s haunting voice has earned her favourable comparisons with the melancholy folk sirens of the late 60s. Her unusual harp playing was inspired more by the guitar on Bert Jansch, Meic Stevens and old folk revivalist records than by the classical method she was taught as a child.

She has performed at Glastonbury, Green Man Festival, SWN and several other festivals. She has been selected as an ‘MPFree of the day’ on the 6 Music Breakfast Show. BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton described her as “one of the most prodigious talents ever to grace my airwaves” whilst Huw Stephens deemed her In Luna EP (released on limited 10? vinyl in 2012) “exquisite” on his Radio 1 show.

This Spring, she will be releasing her debut album – Week of Pines – on Gwymon Records. Recorded and produced by David Wrench over six days last August at Snowdonia’s Bryn Derwen studios, the record features members of acclaimed country-folk outfit Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, and a very special contribution from Lleuwen Steffan. From the motorik drive of the title track, to the darker Eno-like string arrangements, the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty accompanied by wheezing reed organ, or the more wistful folk ballads: this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs.

Georgia regularly plays in Richard James’ band and appears alongside the ex-Gorky’s member in his new project Pen Pastwn. She will also be appearing on the Guillemots’ forthcoming album, having recorded parts for it in the Summer of 2012.  She also presents a weekly music show on BBC Radio Cymru.

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are a three piece band consisting of brothers from Rhos Botwnnog, between the villages of Botwnnog and Llaniestyn in the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. They experiment with country, folk and rock music. The three brothers, Iwan Hughes, Aled Hughes and Dafydd Hughes formed the band in 2006 and got a fair amount of attention from the Welsh language music scene through an early appearance on S4C’s music programme ‘Bandit’. BBC Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!
Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

– Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

– Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

– Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Danny Gruff & The Peacemakers [+]

Free Entry

Since the release of Danny Gruff’s debut EP ‘Friends/Love/Drink’ with his band The Peacemakers, Danny has toured excessively throughout the UK. From Bournemouth to Glasgow and everywhere in between, Danny has earned himself a reputation as one of the hardest working unsigned musicians in the UK. Now he is out to promote his latest EP ‘Saturday Nights/Sunday Mornings’.
The first tour that promoted the release of the EP culminated in a sold out gig in his hometown favourite venue ‘Central Station’, which made him the first local act to do that. Following that, he played a few university shows to a great reaction and also bagged himself support slots with artists such as King Blues, Charlie Simpson, Terry Hall (The Special), Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays) and many more.

Most recently, Danny went on a 5 date stint across the UK with ex Busted/Son of Dork member James Bourne. Which saw him play to 150-200 strong crowds each night in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and culminated in a sold out show as Islington Academy 2.

At the end of 2012, Danny will round off a busy year with UK theatre tour along with Touring Buddies Dave Giles and Candle Thieves.

‘Brilliant’-BBC Shropshire
‘Class Act’-Brit Award Songwriter James Bourne


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 17th, 2013

Ben Poole Band with DJ Nick Power (The Coral) [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Inspired by the Blues, infused with a hard hitting, “in-yer-face” rock approach and topped-off by virtuoso musicianship, Ben Poole is being talked of as “the” new up-and-coming UK Blues guitarist; one of the finest to have emerged in Europe for years. Having already played with, and received critical acclaim from some of his heroes; legendary blues artists including Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and John Mayall, at just 22 years of age it appears that there is no stopping this young and incredibly gifted musician. His latest recordings reinforce this and make it blatantly clear that Ben is destined for a great future on the European Blues/Rock scene.

“F***ing amazing! I loved his playing…I really loved his playing!” -Jeff Beck

“A Really great player!” -Gary Moore

 


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Funkdub Presents… CODA (Live) [+]

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CODA (LIVE) headlining Funkdub.
FREE before 9pm / £5 after (£4 NUS) on Saturday, 18th May.

“”CODA are a bass-heavy five-piece live electronic, high-impact, dubstep experience”

Chester is bracing for the incredible sound of CODA, a high-impact five-piece live dubstep band from London who will be bringing their intense live show to Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 18th May 2013

Masterminded by the ever-popular Funkdub Live promotions juggernaut, the event will be the latest in a long line of acclaimed live music experiences that has been bringing urban music connoisseurs flocking to Chester’s real music scene.

Dominating the groove-oriented sector of the dubstep genre, CODA fuse live instrumentation with electronic effects to deliver a masterclass in bass-heavy production and performance.

Sharing stages and sound systems with some of dubstep and dub’s heavy hitters, including Caspa, Nicky Blackmarket, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone and Mungo’s Hi Fi, CODA’s dynamic live show has become legendary in the bass music scene.

Following their smash headline performances at Chai Wallahs in 2011 to 2000+ crowds, CODA released their debut EP, The Breach, followed by the Guerrilla Tactics EP in 2012. Free downloads of both EP’s, along with a host of releases and remixes are available.

In recent years, the Funkdub brand has brought Chester some of its most memorable music events ever. Barnstorming appearances from The Dub Pistols, Greg Wilson, Pama International, Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Little Barrie and Keb Darge have become legend, and their continuing journey into the realms of live dubstep is not to be missed.

CODA’s set will be supported by resident Funkdub DJs, 3DJ and G-Kush, smashing up the decks with their captivating vinyl mastery.

Funkdub Live Presents Coda will be on Saturday, 18th May at Telford’s Warehouse. Tickets are priced at just £5 on the door after 9pm (FREE before / £4 NUS) or are available via See Tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/codamusicuk
http://www.youtube.com/codamusicuk
https://soundcloud.com/codamusicuk
https://twitter.com/codamusicuk
http://www.codamusicuk.com/

https://www.telfordswarehousechester.com/
http://www.funkdub.net/


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Open Mic with Alx Green [+]

Free Entry

Aaaaaahhhhhh Alx my hero!! Open Mic starts from 9pm. Be there early for a slot.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!
Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

– Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

– Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

– Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.

 


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Camera [+]

Free Entry

From Radiohead and Elbow, to Wilco and Woody Guthrie, Camera take influences from all genres of music and carve out a sound that is as powerful and epic as it is intimate and heartfelt.

From being courted by major record labels in UK and signing to ultra-hip independent label My Kung Fu for the release of their debut album, to playing in front of 60,000 people at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium for the 2005 Tsunami Relief benefit concert, Camera are a band that have consistently built on a solid foundation of classic songwriting and finely tuned yet understated musicianship.

After touring in support of their first album, the 2006 My Kung Fu release ‘Ashes and Dim Light’ for just over two years, 2008 saw the band take a break and start work on new material. releasing the critically acclaimed ‘The Fireflies EP’ (www.thefirefliesep.com) as a free download.

The release of the EP saw the band go out and play a handful of gigs including the NME radar tour with Darwin Deez and Hurts. Drum With Our Hands will be releasing Camera’s second album ‘For When You Wake’ in October this year. The first single from the album, entitled ‘Happiness’, is out now on download.

It’s been a wonderful Summer so far, and now the band are pleased to announce more shows for the rest of the year.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 24th, 2013

Crackling Vinyl Presents… YNiwl [+]

Friday 24th May –

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Y Niwl is an instrumental rock band formed in North Wales in 2009. Originally a surf rock band, their style has progressed to incorporate a wider range of influences, though still retaining the instrumental aspect. Its founding members, Alun Evans (guitar), Siôn Glyn (bass) and Pete Richardson (drums) were joined by Gruff ab Arwel (organ/guitar) soon after forming, and the band released its debut single ‘Un, Dau, Tri’ in early 2010 on the Aderyn Papur label. Recorded with veteran studio engineer and producer David Wrench near their home town, a self-titled debut album was released later that year, and met with positive reviews in the UK media.

2011 saw the band accompany fellow Welsh artist Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals on a tour of the UK, Europe, USA, and Japan. As well as opening for Gruff with an instrumental set as Y Niwl, the band doubled as his backing band for the tour, as well as numerous festival appearances. This year also saw Y Niwl nominated for the inaugural Welsh Music Prize; the track ‘Undegpedwar’ from the debut album was picked up as the theme tune for the BBC One soccer show ‘Football Focus’; they also released the 7? single ‘Undegchwech/Undegsaith’.

A new drummer, Llyr Pari, was recruited in 2012, being a longtime collaborator with members of the band on various projects. They continued to tour throughout the year, supporting rock ‘n’ roll band The Jim Jones Revue on an UK tour in April, performing all over the UK as well as the Netherlands and Switzerland, and numerous nationwide radio sessions for stations such as BBC6music. Their latest release, a 6-track EP called ’4?, features the new line-up for the first time, and continues the theme of track names – all songs are named after Welsh language numbers

Crackling Vinyl

Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for three music enthusiasts to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records. We DJ’d Green Man and S?n Festivals in 2012 – and have a residency every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at Telford’s, playing stone classics from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: psych / soul / girl pop / surf / r ‘n’ b – vintage ace for modern tastes.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Golden Me [+]

Free Entry

GOLDEN ME are an acclaimed tribute outfit playing new wave and rock classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Tracks by The Jam, The Undertones, The Buzzcocks, The Stone Roses are given a timely airing.

GOLDEN ME blast through new wave hits with energy and style as well as playing greats titles by legends like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Kinks.

http://www.golden-me.com/


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Open Mic Session Hosted By Mark Henderson [+]

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th May – Free Entry

Open mic antics with Telford’s legend Mark bringing his unique folk/jazz/blues stylings to the show. Bring your instruments and best singing voice and join in the fun.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £4 each or £6 for both

Latin MANIA!
Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Telfords has hosted a salsa club in Chester for over 15 years and we’re now launching Latin MANIA!

Learn Cuban salsa lessons every Wednesday with Banderas (Havana, Cuba), Lee Baker and Rachel Forshaw. Lessons are provided for all levels of ability, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. You don’t need a partner – you’ll change partners all the time in a friendly, fun group.

8.00 pm: Separate classes for Beginners and Improver level

8.45 pm: Intermediate level partnerwork and Improver (and above) rueda (Cuban group dance, performed in a circle or ‘wheel’)

– Beginner classes introduce you to salsa music, teach the basic footwork steps and let you take your first steps dancing with a partner.

– Improver classes build up your repertoire of fundamental partner work sequences.

– Intermediate classes build up more advanced partner work and solo patterns, and help develop body movement and musicality.

9.30 pm till 12.30: Dance into the night with a mix that includes salsa, timba, bachata, regaetton, merengue, latin pop and more.

Classes are just £4 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Glendale Family Presents… Babeshadow [+]

Thursday 30th May – Free Entry

London-based Babeshadow is the ongoing musical project of childhood best friends Tom Cawte and David Thornley. A band born of a mutual passion for the same kind of dreamy, homespun sounds, the boys began honing their songwriting skills and on-stage dynamic while still only adolescents, having spent much time during their teenage years busking their best tunes In the streets of Kent, London and Paris.

After relocating from Kent to London, the boys took their vast catalogue of love songs and life stories from the streets into the studio, expanding their two-man routine into a larger outfit. It wasn’t until a chance opportunity to open for Peter Doherty at the Rhythm Factory in 2009 that the boys christened themselves Babeshadow, a name borrowed from a T-Rex track plucked off one of their favourite records.

In 2010, Babeshadow released their first EP, Sea Serpents, on LuvLuvLuv Records after being scouted by label boss and manager Mairead Nash. The success of the EP regularly landed them in Maida Vale studios doing TV appearances on BBC and performing live on radio sessions with Rob Da Bank and Steve Lamacq. After only a few live gigs under the belt amongst small London bars, the band found themselves playing in front of crowds of around 5000 people every night supporting Florence + The Machine and The Drums on The Cosmic Love Tour. Their last single, Days of Old, was recorded in Abbey Road Studios After Hours, splitting recording time in the famous Studio 2 with Lady Gaga, who was recording her album there during the day.

The last year has seen the boys of Babeshadow working towards the completion of their first record in their homemade recording studio in East London. The final product is certain to carry on the band’s signature style – bright, cheerful harmonies and a natural sound that shows off their love for analogue equipment. What results is a laid-back, melodic collage of stories told through self-penned songs that span a lifetime’s friendship, tunes inspired from the books and paintings they shared with each other growing up, as well as by the real-life romances and heartbreaks that write the history of a boyhood left behind and the adulthood that awaits them.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 31st, 2013

The Roseville Band [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

1. The Roseville Band 2013 web

Exciting Welsh music makers The Roseville Band return with their eagerly anticipated third album Temper. The band, who hail from
the green country of North Wales, deliver explosive driven rock ‘n’ roll, and have been patiently building a reputation for their high
energy live shows and stadium filling potential, which threatens to be fulfilled with this new offering. Forming the creative nucleus
of the band are the guitarist brothers Andy and Steve Jones, who grew up in the North Wales countryside, in a house – Roseville –
which over time drew in a community of friends and musicians from the surrounding area, giving rise to The Roseville Band in late
2006.
Having developed a cult following in their native Wales with the releases of their first two albums, Little Eyes In The Universe
(PIAS 2010) and Shake The Walls (PIAS 2011), the band have earned support and mentions from the likes of NME, The Guardian
and a host of online bloggers. Debuting with sessions and airplay on XFM, BBC Wales and Balcony TV, they’ve since progressed to
reach new audiences around the world with press and airplays across Europe, the USA and Canada.
Live, The Roseville Band have a commendably intense work ethic – 500+ shows to date – establishing their reputation as fervently
committed performers. An eventual tour of Europe, alongside triumphant performances at Glastonbury Festival, Sound City, and
FOCUS Wales were eventually topped off with invitations to perform across the pond at Canadian Music Week and NXNE. During
these trips the band previewed new material, attracting new industry admirers, resulting in them being dubbed “Standout
International Act of NXNE 2012,” and later being signed to Pipe & Hat Records in Canada.
2013 finds the band as a leaner four-piece, and now, bringing a more aggressive and alternative slant to their music, which has
them primed for new frontiers upon the imminent release of Temper. The new album is sure to catch many by surprise, and
particularly those familiar with the band’s first two LPs, which largely reflected the band’s earlier influences, where echoes of
Dylan and The Band featured heavily. By contrast Temper is a completely different beast, seeing the band finally coming into their
own and posing a far more intriguing and ambitious proposition to that of their previous offerings. “Take It” and title track
“Temper” highlight this exciting new chapter as well as any, presenting a band loaded with ideas and a new approach that sets
them apart from their contemporaries.
This is the music of a band that has experienced life and the world on the road, providing them with new territories into which they
willingly delve, culminating in a new record full of melodrama, verve, and a gut punching force that draws on everything from The
Clash and Echo & The Bunnymen to fresher influences such as Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse. Brought to life by a freshly charged
rhythm section, dark brooding guitars, and vocal melodies you could hang your coat on, they all play their own significant part in
creating an explosive new sound that’s set to light up stages and airwaves alike.
*** NEW ALBUM TEMPER OUT JUNE 2013 ON PIPE & HAT/ FONTANA NORTH
** 2nd album: Shake The Walls (2011) available on iTunes
* Debut album: Little Eyes In The Universe (2010) available on iTunes