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APPEARING ON Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Open Mic Session with Sean Seery [+]

Free Entry

New to the whole hosting malarkey but with plenty of experience on stage Sean plays a variety of acoustic songs influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Oasis, Stereophonics, Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Who, Stone Roses, Saw Doctors, Metallica, Deftones, Incubus, The Rifles, Kooks, The Killers, Tenacious D, Pendulum, Rolling Stones. Acoustic slots will be available from 8pm.

We now host an acoustic jam session after midnight. Telford’s Acoustic Sessions invites any open mic’ers to stick around and have a good ol’ fiddle. If you would like any more information find Sean and pester him.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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, February 5th, 2015

Folkazm [+]

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.

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APPEARING ON Friday, February 6th, 2015

Tiro Lark [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Tiro Lark 2

A 4 piece indie rock and roll band from Liverpool/Chester. These guys are amazing and certainly have a bright future.

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APPEARING ON Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Everything Is Now presents… Regime [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Consisting of two sets of brothers and a Spaniard: Regime play heavy hip-hop mixed with dancehall, reggae and rock.

 Regime 1

Since relocating to Bristol in 2012, Regime have started to make a name for themselvesacross the South-West with solid performances supporting the likes of:Akala,The Baghdaddies, The Skints, Dub Mafia, The Beat, Dreadzone, Dizraeli ,Scroobius Pip , Gentleman’s Dub Club and Babyhead.

 Regime 3

Conscious (and often hilarious) social commentary combined with heavy reggae bass lines, slick hip-hop riffs and a consistently danceable groove make Regime a perfect party/festival band.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Open Mic Session with Jon Coley [+]

Free Entry

Tonight we welcome back Jonathan Coley, playing an eclectic mix of Blues, soul and folk, mixed with fresh original songwriting, he has made a  name for himself locally for his unique guitar playing and passionate vocal performances.

Slots are availible from 8pm via the hosts

Don’t forget we now host an acoustic jam session after midnight. Telford’s Acoustic Sessions invites any open mic’ers to stick around and have a good ol’ fiddle.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School – Class of 2015 [+]

Life drawing with a difference

Tickets £9 in advance available from >here< or Telford’s Bar.

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WHAT IS DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL?

Dr.Sketchy’s Anti-Art school is the world’s premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. Found in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr.Sketchy’s has now spread to over 100 cities around the world.

2015 we’re going BACK TO THE FUTURE!

Since Dr.Sketchy’s came to the North West in 2010… it’s been 5 long years holding back a Back To The Future / Teen Wolf / Micheal J Fox inspired event… but the time has come to finally go…. BACK TO THE FUTURE!!

Dedicating a whole year to everyone’s favourite film thrill seeking trilogy ~ A whole year of Marty McFly, Doc Emmet Brown, The 1980s, The 1950s, Futuristic clobber, Hover boards, Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, Time Travel, The Wild West with of course a whole host of ladies taking their clothes off for you to draw!

2015 is the year Dr.Sketchy’s goes BACK TO THE FUTURE!!

 

February 10th

Enchantment

We kick off this years Sketchy events with ~ The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance! (Famed for getting George & Lorraine together, where they met, where they fell in love…)

50s music, ladies, Johnny B Goode and Marty Mcfly!
Dances and posing from www.swingstompers.com & Burlesque kitten – Lolly Liquer.

As with every Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School event – expect burlesque performances, cheeky poses, plenty of sketching challenges, ear popping music, prizes and all within a good few feet of the bar!

Now you don’t have to be a superstar artist to enroll in a class ~ its truly open to all and the perfect night out for folks who are ‘I can’t draw-ers’, the ‘not surers’ and ‘cult explorers’….

You don’t need to bring a thing! Paper and pencils are provided. But if you prefer to bring your own materials, please make sure wet media aren’t any more messy than a neat watercolour set.

Its art that doesn’t take itself too seriously…. to make seriously good art. The kind of class that embraces the “you are where you are” philosophy and just enjoy the ride… the scenery is swell ;P

We LOVE it when you dress up to match our themes too!

18s+ ONLY

 

EVENT LINK ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/events/1028203283862351/

TICKET LINK – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LNXK8HR4C3JYY

FACEBOOK PAGE – www.facebook.com/drsketchynorthwalesandchester

Host & Headmistress at Dr Sketchy North Wales and Chester

www.madameexpresents.com

www.notrocketsurgery.info

http://heatherjem.portfoliolounge.com/


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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, February 12th, 2015

‘Har Har’ Comedy Night feat. Rob Rouse + support [+]

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£5 Tickets

£3 Concessions & Members

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available from gigantic.com / 01244 390 090 / Telford’s Bar

Rob Rouse 1

You might know Rob from 8 Out of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand, John Bishop’s Only Joking, Live at the Comedy Store, Friday Night Project, Spoons or Celebrity Juice. Come and see him do what he does best: honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up. An English comedian known for his hyperactive brand of humour. Since winning Channel Four’s prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan and Peter Kay, he has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit, known and loved for his hugely lively, loveable, honest, frank and seriously funny stand up comedy.

‘He is a great storyteller…prepared to go to the bleakest and most uncomfortable places… The tears of laughter came in floods’ (Scotsman).

‘A man with genuinely funny bones’ (Sunday Times). ‘Hilarious’ (List). ‘Belly laugh funny’ (Herald). ‘Frankly brilliant’ ***** (SuchSmallPortions.com).

‘Brilliant’ (Chortle.co.uk).

‘A carefully weighted hour of comedic storytelling’ (Fest).

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Your host and compare for the night

Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin

Somewhat a local hero, with an amiable confident stage presence and a well written set Danny delivers material with more than just an immediate pay-off line, preferring to take the joke one or two steps further. Confident enough to take a risk on stage he does so not to the detriment of the audience, keeping them laughing along or hanging on every word. A bright future surely awaits.

 


 
APPEARING ON Friday, February 13th, 2015

The Tea Street Band [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

advance tickets available from seetickets.com

The Tea Street Band 1

The Tea Street Band have made many friends in 2013. Their recent single Lost For Words made the playlist at XFM and was chosen by Huw Stephens as BBC Intro Single of the week. These plaudits are richly deserved for this five piece from Liverpool.

Recent shows have been ticket only and have caused twitter storms and sweaty dancefloors. This year has seen the band touring with Inspiral Carpets and playing shows with The Charlatans. They have also played the main stage at Festivals and are now geared up to release their first self titled album in 2014.

Twitter has been key to the band communicating with their fans.  Along the way the lads have received praise from Lennox Lewis and seen their videos played on Channel 4. All from the magic of the bands relentless conversations!

The band are Timo Tierney, Nick Otaegui, James Albertina, Lee Smith and Dom Allen. Together they have toured the world this year. Their shows in New York, Sydney, Melbourne and the Republic of Ireland have seen them build a fanbase across the globe. Now the band are ready to extensively tour the UK in 2014. They are building fans across the way from Janice Long on Radio 2 to John Kennedy of XFM. They have picked up plays along the way from Dave Monks, Jo Good, Clint Boon and Rob Da Bank. The Tea Street Band cross over genres and have the spirit of the dancefloor. Some of their songs are becoming anthems across Merseyside and perhaps only a matter of time before the ears of the rest will be singing their songs…

BBC Intro Track of The Week- Huw Stephens- BBC Radio 1

Janice Loves Track – Janice Long – BBC Radio 2

XFM Hot One- John Kennedy (XFM Xposure Show)

Shock of The New – Jo Good (XFM)

Guess Who Track – Llaina Bird (XFM)

My New Favourite Band-  Clint Boon (XFM/Inspiral Carpets)

Track of the Week BBC Introducing- Dave Monks/ Tom Robinson (6 Music)

Think of The Charlatans meeting The Chemical Brothers and lap up the finest cuppa that clubbers can come across”

John Earls, Daily Star

“Think of 808 state having a meeting mid channel to hear some French electronic by Space Disco You need to check these out soon – Come on were British we love a cuppa”

Dave Monks, BBC Introducing

“A glacial slab of guitar-led house that flies us to an Ibizan terrace for cocktails with The Whitest Boy Alive and Aeroplane. It’s really quite beautiful”

Neil Condron, High Voltage

“A shared love of rave culture is present in their output – it’s soaring, distinctly Balearic and sounds as much European as it is rooted in English rock and roll”

Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo

“Their unique sound consisting of straight forward rock n roll combined with heavy drum and bass, techno and House music creates a fusion that can only be described as euphoric; carrying everyone along on the wave of euphoria sweat was dripping everywhere as the five guys sent the crowd delirious. No words can describe the effect this band has on a crowd, and to witness it is magic in action.”

Gina Kershaw, ManGoneBlog


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Down To Funk with Dreamer [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Dreamer is an 8 piece funk ‘n’ soul band from Manchester fronted by vocalists sharing the load, enableing them to deliver a wide range of the best soul and funk tunes from the 70s through to the present. They’ve been together for over 4 years now and if there’s a better band at doing what they do, they must be in hiding somewhere!

The band plays soul and funk (with a spoonful of disco) the way it should be played – with tunes ranging from 70s funk like Gil Scott-Heron and Bill Withers through Nile Rodgers/Chic to more recent material by Jill Scott, Blackstreet and others on the funkier side of soul. They like to think that if they can’t get you dancing you’re probably in an urn on someone’s mantelpiece!


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Open Mic Session with The Hedge Gods [+]

Free Entry

We’d like to welcome a new host to our Sunday Open Mic Session. The Hedge Gods have been regular performers for sometime now and have been causing quite a stir! They describe themselves as an analogue dance band from Wales that fuse together Gypsy Jazz, Ska, Polkas, Skiffle, Waltzes, Tribal Rhythms, Flamenco, House, Hoedowns, Bluegrass, Drum n Bass, Punk, Hip Hop and Funk music with laughter to create manic barnstorming sounds.

Slots are availible from 8pm via the hosts

Don’t forget we now host an acoustic jam session after midnight. Telford’s Acoustic Sessions invites any open mic’ers to stick around and have a good ol’ fiddle.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Paint Nite [+]

Bar Entry Free

Paint night copy

Paint Nite Tickets £25

Quote code ‘ukrocks’

available from www.paintnite.com

Paint Nite

No experience required! Just follow along while our social painter guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. If you’re feeling creative, change the colors to suit your décor or go completely rogue. We provide all the painting supplies: a 16”x20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, apron, music, and a good time.

This event will be hosted by Lindsay Burgess who will be guiding you through the painting step by step.

Paint brushes at the ready…


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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, February 19th, 2015

The Smiths Indeed [+]

£12 Tickets

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The Smiths Indeed 1

The Smiths Indeed were formed in Liverpool in 2005, after a deceptively placed advertisement [SINGER NEEDED TO FRONT SMITHS COVER BAND. MUST BE TALENTED. GIGS WAITING.] caught the eye of an ambitious aficionado. The band consists of Smiths devotees and outstanding musicians. Their trump card is a singer with uncannily similar vocal chords to Morrissey’s. In a relatively short space of time, The Smiths Indeed have emerged as a fantastic live act, aiming to capture the essence of a mid-1980s Smiths concert. And flailing.

They have toured extensively around the United Kingdom, the USA and Europe, playing to full capacity audiences of Smiths fans old and new in – among other places – Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool, Brighton, Glasgow and Los Angeles. Their first gig in December 2005 was in a small basement bar in Glasgow; the final gig of 2010 saw them triumphantly celebrating the 25th anniversary of Meat Is Murder at Manchester Apollo. “It goes on… goes on… goes on… goes on… goes on.”

The Smiths Indeed offer a fantastic night of nostalgia for those who remember those distant days in the mid-1980s when The Smiths lit up the world of popular music. For those who weren’t even born then or were otherwise engaged, they offer a great opportunity to witness what it might have been like to see The Smiths live. After all, a Smiths Indeed show is meant to be a celebration of The Smiths. Apportez vos fleurs.

“a brilliant tribute to The Smiths”. i-D Magazine


 
APPEARING ON Friday, February 20th, 2015

Jimmy & The Revolvers + support The Sky & The Coral DJ Set [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter


Jimmy & The Revolvers are carrying the torch of harmony driven Merseybeat music into the 21st Century. Expect tight harmonies, catchy melodies and a beat you can’t help but move to.

The Sky


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 21st, 2015

The Maydays ~ ‘Susan’ EP Launch [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

The Maydays will be releasing their third EP to date. ‘Susan’ will feature three hard hitting indie tracks produced by Simon Jones (The Verve) at faktory studios. Hard copies will be availabe to purchace on the night.

The Maydays 1

A five piece from Wrexham fronted by brothers Keano and Nick who create classic guitar music that oozes up beat pop sweetness which has gained them recent support slots for The view and slots at Chester Rocks festival.

The Maydays bring a thoroughly danceable brand of jangly indie that’s made for the summer and provides the perfect way to loosen up at the start of a Saturday night.

Definitely one for those in tight jackets and skinny jeans feeling nostalgic for 2007.

“A kind of stressed-out Housemartins meets Babyshambles vibe” – artrocker.tv


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Open Mic Session with The Deportees [+]

Free Entry

Our Telford’s Folk Session hosts are branching out for a one off special Open Mic session. Slots available from 8pm…

Deportees 1

Mick Adrian and Graham  play guitars, mandolin, mandocello, bouzouki and banjo as well as  harmonica and melodeon – almost entirely acoustic, but with some subtle electric guitar touches.

Most of all they sing  – three voices finding unexpected harmonies in a mix of old and recent songs from both sides of the Atlantic, some written by themselves, others by their heroes like Woody Guthrie, Richard Thompson, Hank Williams, John Martyn,  Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Tom Waits and good old Trad Arr.You’ll hear songs to join in with, songs to make you think, songs to move you and songs to get you moving


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

1920’s Silent Movie Night [+]

£5 Tickets

In aid of Deafness Support Network

SILENT MOVIE / LIVE MUSIC / PHOTO BOOTH / SWING DANCERS / CHARITY RAFFLE / FOOD & DRINK


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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, February 26th, 2015

LFM and Seeds present ‘The Flipside’ [+]

Free Entry

Telford’s Warehouse has teamed up with local community radio Lache FM to bring you a monthly showcase of the best local musical talent.

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An event dedicated to promoting local music and community radio in Chester.

Featuring live performances from some of the finest artistes on the local scene.

Opening up we have ‘I am of The Universe’ (Emma/vocals, Rob/guitar) an acoustic duo who combine dark, but soulful vocals with bluesy riffs and haunting melodies.

Our second act is ‘Kindest of Thieves’ the name given to the rockabilly, rock & roll one man band that is Christopher J Fox. Expect a compelling blend of power and poetry.

Headliners are ‘Campfire Social’.

You will also hear a variety of sonic delights from LFM selectors Ole Smokey, Chris Sutton and Joe Kelsall.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Black Butterfly [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Black Butterfly

Raised by Wolves in the middle of Chester’s fountains roundabout, THE BLACK BUTTERFLY expanded upon a foundation of raw rock n’roll to a create a heady, sour-mash blend of rhythm & melody somewhere between the desert thirst of a spaghetti western, sleazy, whore-house blues and the later days of the Beatles psychedelia. This was not intentional. More so the natural reflection of a million influences and 5 souls indentured to making music, their own way & for their own reasons. Through a wall of guitars the songs tell stories of the sea, the bloodstream, luck, lust and redemption from heavy crime. With feet firmly on the floor and their heads high in the clouds, the band are working hands-on with independent labels to create their own means to record a full album this year; creating their own studio, their own scene and promotion for themselves and other artists of all kinds – music, film and visual arts – definitely ones to watch for 2015.

To follow the band check out: facebook.com/theblackbutterflymusic

theblackbutterfly.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-butterfly


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Indios Dream [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Indio's Dream 2

Indio’s Dream are a four piece band based in the North West featuring Graham Kay (guitar), Alan Parry (double bass), Emma Jane Thomas (vocals) and Duncan Farmer (drums).

They have spent more than two years writing and formulating their original modern and contemporary sound; an eclectic mix of soul funk and jazz moulded around Emma’s hauntingly beautiful vocal style, utilising background harmonies.

They draw on their diverse musical influences, from Bill Withers to Lianne La Havas and their eagerly anticipated first E.P. ‘Breathe’ is due for release.