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APPEARING ON Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Open Mic Session with Jack Marshall [+]

Free Entry

Welcome to our new host Jack Marshall as he strums and picks his way though tonight open mic. Slots available from 8pm…

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Jack Marshall is a modern folk singer, who’s self penned lyrics are often poignant, elegant and introspective. His songs are an expansive mixture of originals and covers, and have been described as foot stomplingly infectious.

Jack performs in a number of guises ranging from solo to full band and is often joined by Kirsty Marshall who adds close harmonies.

Jack has been described as having a certain vulnerability and ‘pureness’ which comes across in his voice and lyrics.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Blind Boy Paxton + support Jon Coley [+]

£12 Tickets

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Meet Jerron Paxton,  a modern day songster, minstrel and bluesman.

His name is Jerron  (say Jer-Ron, giving it two distinct Rs) Paxton, but apparently you can call him “Blind Boy” if you want to.

Jerron Paxton is truly the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21St Century, but he plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and blues and more – and whatever he plays sounds great .

The young bard was born in 1989, but his vast talent rivals the greatest in the genre. He is the whole package. He’s witty, fast rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting, wonderfully skilled as a musician and a fine singer, he is the continuation of a proud tradition, literally and figuratively. It’s hard to tell at times when Jerron Paxton, a consummate entertainer,  is putting on an act, when he takes his act to real life and when life starts and the act ends. He seemingly appeals to  audiences into the old-times look and sound, but it could also be, as he told the countryblues.com “I just like wearing overalls.”  The artist has even reported to be the real-life son of Robert Johnson’s cousin. At first glance he looks like he’s playing the part of a bluesman in a Hollywood movie, dressed with theatrical retro-schtick, with some type of  various hats, from Derbies to Orthodox Jewish kippa. The tall, corpulent young man almost looks like a young Willie Dixon, and he is smart to make hay when the grass is high, marketing himself directly to the segment of the blues community with a great nostalgic hunger for authentic musicians that accurately portray the image of the romanticized 1930s rural minstrel. It could be that for now, his closest local support group is the Jalopy Theater scene in Brooklyn, where there is an active old time community. For people who are bothered by the way Jerron Paxton, the real-life throwback to the old days, dresses on stage, the old adage applies “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Let him dress the way he wants to. He knows what he is doing. All that matters is that he plays his heart out, and he is one smart young man.

Jerron Paxton comes across not as a young man in his early twenties , but he impresses with incisive understanding and wisdom far beyond his age. “I am a songster. I am not limited to the blues. I sing and play ballads, banjo tunes, fiddle tunes, rags and more.” he told thecountryblues.com. “For me, music is not an academic experiment. I play it the way I feel like it, because it should be an expression of how I see things. I am just learning to have a good time so that the audience can have a good time. Music shouldn’t be forced. It’s upsetting to me that so much music is technique, just skill and not enough feeling. I am happy to play so that the audience feels like I am in their living room. I want people to be enjoying themselves.”

Amazingly, he’s not just the real deal, he may be the most sensational newcomer in the blues in many years. In a good decade maybe a rare brilliant voice will emerge to ignite the acoustic blues world, a massive new talent to take helm the future of the traditional blues. John Hammond Jr.,Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Corey Harris and Keb’ Mo’ come to mind as milestone movers and shakers in their respective decades. A fabulous new country blues talent as impressive as Jerron Paxton is not just rare, his extraordinary talent is almost surreal.” Top that with his unbridled freedom and range of repertoire , “I am not bound by what any record company has to say. I do whatever I want. I play it the way that I think it should be played.”

When Jerron Paxton gets on stage he breaks into a natural smile that carries  through the entire performance. He exudes total happiness as someone who so evidently loves what he is doing, the audience is immediately encapsulated into his songs. There is a warm intimacy, a natural hearted love for what he is doing that simply engages the audience and create a connection. He calls it , “giving each audience member personal time.” In some way he is reminiscent of a young Louis Armstrong, a man who beamed from ear to ear not because he wanted to play nice to the audience, but because he had such fun. Jerron Paxton is having fun and so will you, with your own “personal time”.

He graces the cover of the Dec, 2012 issue of Living Blues, entitled “The Next Generation of the Acoustic Blues” with an amazing photograph by Bill Steber, who also authored the article.

Jerron Paxton has been blind since age 16,with peripheral vision problems that allow him some sight. He cannot drive and is legally blind, but has enough sight to get around and he can see enough to seem unaffected by his vision problems. People cannot immediately tell that he is blind, so they may falsely believe that he is putting on an act, but not so.

The charismatic songster bluesman, reports that he hails from an African American Jewish family with mixed  Creole /Choctaw Indian ancestry – transplanted  Louisiana sharecroppers who moved to South Central Los Angeles, but Jerron now lives in Queens. In other words, he is a true American.

He is a swiftly capable multi-instrumentalist who picks banjo and guitar, plays harmonica, piano and other instruments, including the fiddle, his first instrument. He is yet unsigned and his biggest fame has been found through the Playing for Change Foundation video II, which has catapulted him to international fame, just as it had done for slide guitarist Roberto Luti.  All of this is peanuts compared to what is ahead for this remarkable musician who vividly and passionately recreates the original blues and is in many ways an uncanny songster.

The virtuoso is a joyous entertainer, humorous with a smooth vernacular, dazzling wit, a terrific storyteller, exuding an affable excitement. He told interviewer Peter Pantepinto, “All I do is play music; I’m too lazy to work.” The truth is, as he told thecountryblues.com, “When you grew up as poor as I did, all you had was family. I started formal music training when I was twelve, when my grandmother let me go to music school to learn the fiddle. Music is my chosen profession. Because of my vision issues, this is a good trade for me. That’s what I love doing. I intend to be successful in that.”

Jerron Paxton masters multiple blues styles and picks like Blind Blake. He feels home in the Piedmont tradition with its ragtime influence. Country blues fans will pick up on Blind Boy Fuller, Gary Davis, but also on the swampy blues of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. He digs deep in the archives of the country blues, from Furry Lewis to Texas Alexander. On the piano he can remind you of Fats Waller, although he cites James P. Johnson and Lucky Robinson as influences.. He is often cited to have said that at the age of fifteen– about the time he started to go blind– that he just didn’t like anything written after 1934. He raised himself on 78s. Sound familiar?

Clearly he is destined for greatness. Just give him a little time. He is very young and his career will ascend like a rocket. Phil Wiggins, harmonica ace, referred to Jerron Paxton as ” a musical genius.”

The young bard is actively touring and playing festivals nationwide. Keep your ears open for a CD which he says may come out in late Summer 2013, with his old friend Frank Fairfield. In the meantime, catch him on YouTube and download the few songs available online.

(source www.thecountryblues.com)

Jon Coley

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Acoustic singer songwriter, originally from Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, now living in Chester and performing around the Northwest. Jonathan plays an eclectic mix of Blues, soul and folk, mixed with fresh original songwriting, and is making a name for himself locally for his unique guitar playing, influenced by performers such as Nick Drake, John Mayer, Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones and John Martyn, and for his passionate vocal performances.
His first single, Jetsom, was released December 2012. His debut EP, City songs: Live in London was released October 2013 followed by the full studio album.”Hamster’s Can’t Climb”, released January 31st 2014.

 


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

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

2 for 1 Cuban Cocktails

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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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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.

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APPEARING ON Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Remember Remember [+]

Free Entry

Dance like you’re on fire with DJ ONO on till close.

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APPEARING ON Friday, November 6th, 2015

Rook & The Ravens + support Sankofa & Tom Blackwell [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Fresh from a lengthy, triumphant, 28-date initial tour of the USA, Rook and The Ravens are looking to keep up momentum throughout Autumn 2014 and beyond. Impressing across the States, where, for example, they were invited to film a live session at the ASCAP offices in downtown LA, a three -song live video at Silver Point Studios in Nashville and also recorded a limited-edition live album, Rook and The Ravens Live in Chicago; the band are looking to use their experience to bring their urgent, spellbinding live show to more venues across the UK, Europe and the USA. Having converged in Manchester, England, in 2007, Rook and The Ravens have been making astute alternative rock music with pop sensibilities ever since. Informed by Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub and The Smiths as much as Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty and Neil Young, they set about finding an identity amongst the lyrical complexity they loved and the power pop, harmony led delivery they craved. Buoyed by early success, such as playing numerous festivals including Glastonbury within the first year of being together, the band adopted a steadier approach once their début collection of songs, 2009’s Sixteen Holes in Sixteen Souls was out in the open and, indeed, quickly sold out. It took two years for the next batch of new music to appear from the band, however in the interim a single, Alpha, was released to general and critical acclaim, getting airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show in the UK and Dave Fanning’s RTE 2 show in Ireland. Going back into the studio, sessions with Andy Macpherson (Teenage Fanclub, Doves) again at the helm produced three tracks for The Judge EP, released in 2011. Touring ensued, with the band constantly playing gigs up and down the UK and Ireland as well as twice making the journey to the Democratic Republic of Georgia. A new single, the live favourite Little Rib, appeared in early 2013, gathering the attention needed to embark on their first Stateside adventure. Recording for a follow-up to their first album is largely complete, and will tie together the best of their newer material and other tracks from the previous five years’ worth of sessions laid down at Revolution Studios 2 in Cheshire and Liverpool’s Elevator Studios.

Sankofa

Sankofa, a Ghanaian word, translates as “We must go back and reclaim our past, so we can move forward” this sentiment is present in all of Sankofas music.

Sankofa bring a mix of 60s Blues and Psych with menacing guitars and towering vocals. The Dark narrative of Sankofas lyrics bring 1920s Blues right up-to-date, tales of luxury and the waste of materials to the hyposcracy of the upper classes show we still live in an era of troubled society.

Recently the bands maturity and ability has been recognised and highlighted by being placed on the Glastonbury Emerging Artists Shortlist, gigs for Liverpool Sound City, The International Guitar Festival, Oxjam,Liverpool Music Week and being winners the Sound City Direct To Fan Campaign competition in association with Juxdit and Pledge Music.

Tom Blackwell

Tom Blackwell, Singer-Songwriter, Liverpool/Manchester

“Wonderful, heartfelt music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“A talent as big as the sky” R2 magazine


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Chainska Brassika [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson [+]

Free Entry

The usual score here… Mark Henderson playing great songs… free stage… fun times.. you know! Slots available from 8pm.

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APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

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

2 for 1 Cuban Cocktails

Latin Mania Flyer

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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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.

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APPEARING ON Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Nine Below Zero [+]

 

Tickets £14 adv / £15 door

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A rare opportunity to see the classic line up that appeared on the very first Young Ones.
For three decades Nine Below Zero have delivered an explosive mix of blues & rock in live performances that never fail to leave their audiences illuminated and exhausted.
The definitive line-up of this tightest of live bands has been in place for eighteen years, and they play with a discipline that only experience & confidence brings. After thousands of shows together, this incendiary on-stage chemistry has enabled Nine Below Zero to sell-out venues all over Europe.

 

DENNIS GREAVES
BRIAN BETHELL
MICKEY BURKEY
MARK FELTHAM


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 13th, 2015

The Hummingbirds [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

The Humming Birds

The Hummingbirds. A 6 piece Merseybeat inspired ensemble from Liverpool.
Growing up on the streets of Merseyside the 21 year old lads have been heavily influenced by music from the 50?s/60?s period capturing that unmistakable Liverpool sound that is helping make quite a stir with their feel-good tunes and strong melodic, harmonic sensibilities.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Chemistry Lane + Guests [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Bridging the gap between the intensity and momentum of a rock band, and the clinical electro loops of dance floor hypnosis, Chemistry Lane surf waves of paranoia that redirect your gaze toward the illusion, like slight of hand in reverse.

Influences range far and wide from shoegaze and orchestral post-rock bands like Slowdive, Spiritualized and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, to new wave groups such and Talking Heads and Echo and the Bunnymen.  Recent appreciation for bands such as Deerhunter and The Phantom Band have allowed the group to unlock a new direction.

Chemistry Lane combine the dreaminess of experimental indie with a layered instrumental depth of sound that results in powerful, almost hypnotic melodies and warm spine tingling atmospheres.

“Melody twists through a perfect storm of oceansize guitars, dark grooves and brooding beats.”


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Open Mic Session with Jon Coley [+]

Free Entry

Folloing on from last weeks support slot for Blind Boy Paxton, Jon is back to host this weeks open mic…

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Acoustic singer songwriter, originally from Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, now living in Chester and performing around the Northwest. Jonathan plays an eclectic mix of Blues, soul and folk, mixed with fresh original songwriting, and is making a name for himself locally for his unique guitar playing, influenced by performers such as Nick Drake, John Mayer, Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones and John Martyn, and for his passionate vocal performances.
His first single, Jetsom, was released December 2012. His debut EP, City songs: Live in London was released October 2013 followed by the full studio album.”Hamster’s Can’t Climb”, released January 31st 2014.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Paint Nite [+]

Bar Entry Free

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Paint Nite Tickets £25

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.

Paint brushes at the ready…


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Latin Mania! [+]

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

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

2 for 1 Cuban Cocktails

Latin Mania Flyer

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 Lee Baker and Rachael Lynette. 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.

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APPEARING ON Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast [+]

£10 Tickets

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Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well….Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them. With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin’ in the riggin’. With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic from The Dubliners, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman’s Friends and Ewan MacColl; you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow’s nest. Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr.Radcliffe – the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Actually, make that the Jack Duckworth of the Radio 2 Folk Show. So, it’s all aboard the good ship Blast for a full-on broadside of buccaneering beat.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 20th, 2015

Discolube presents… Derek Kaye [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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Derek Kaye DJ  also renowned as part musician, producer, engineer and remixer.

Cited by the legendary Greg Wilson as the person who was instrumental and influential in starting his own illustrious DJ career.

Derek has been working dance floors since the 70s from the early funk and soul through disco, jazz funk, electronica, through to house and back and everything in between, and even though his roots are from the soul/funk and disco era he includes a far wider spectrum in his diversity of sets and will often shift gears through various genres and described in the press as a musical paragon, someone who has mastered the art of working a dance floor without disappearing in his own agenda!

You will find a collection of his remixes, reworks, edits and live set recordings on his Soundcloud page:  https://soundcloud.com/dj-derek-kaye

Or via his own website:  http://www.derekkaye.co.uk/


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, November 21st, 2015

The Levons + support Jimmy & The Revolvers [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Debut Telford’s show for Liverpool 4 piece The Levons

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“FINALLY, something everyone in Liverpool’s ever-scrupulous music scene agrees on, the growing admiration for a certain quartet who featured on The Music Manual almost a year to the day, The Levons. Starting out in 2013, these four lads have gone from strength to strength, with latest track, Too Strange, rapidly becoming one of the most talked about releases from the city this year.” – The Music Manual

Jimmy & The Revolvers

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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.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Open Mic Session with Bean [+]

Free Entry

Not a stranger to the Telford’s stage but new to hosting please welcome honky tonkin’ boogie woogie, ragtimin’ piano master Bean. Slots available from 8pm.

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APPEARING ON Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Foosball Tournament [+]

NW Foosball Championship 2015

Monday 23rd November

Free entry / Free play

After a good first event, the North West Regional Foosball Championship comes to Telford’s Warehouse for the second time on the 23th of November. There will be an amateur tournament followed by a seeded doubles DYP tournament (DYP stands for Draw Your Partner, meaning the better players get placed with the less better players).
Start time (7pm) is be an hour earlier than last time as we started to run out of time.
Its double elimination, meaning you have to lose two games before you are knocked out, each round consists of one match, first to 7 goals wins.
Teams/players must be registered before the start at 7pm and the matches will be drawn randomly.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The Unicorn Club [+]

Tuesday 24th November

We’ve allowed ourselves to be convinced / coerced into hosting this crazily, amazing sounding event, could be just the ticket to beat those pre-Christmas blues!

THE BIGGEST BIG KID PARTY INVITATION YOU’LL EVER RECEIVE!

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Oh yes, I’ve been scheming and the lovely people at Telfords have agreed to my crazy idea too!

You’re invited to leave your problems at the door and have some grown-up play time with the Happiness Ninja! Pop on a uni-horn, play a game, do some colouring in, raid the fancy dress box – it’s your time to indulge your inner child and have an excuse to act like a knob for a couple of hours!

You see play brings joy – it’s vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships. Some activities put your brain into alpha state (aka fun party mode) which helps with stress, anxiety and depression too! It’s been proven by brainy scientists too!

Go grab a ticket – places are limited so ‘do an organised’ and get booked on (it’ll help me work out how many party bags to make up too) and the suggested contribution for our play date is £15 to cover materials and stuff xxx
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p.s. boozy drinks and scoff will be available to purchase from our lovely hosts too, yay!

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APPEARING ON Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Dodgy [+]

£15 Tickets

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Dodgy’s comeback album from 3 years ago, STAND UPRIGHT IN A COOL PLACE, was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the double platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’, and from the four and five star reviews and many media plaudits that were heaped upon Stand Upright…. it seems that the original line up of the band had done the impossible – to reform the band and make a contemporary and relevant album, surpassing their previous work,  testament indeed to the unique chemistry and overflowing creativity of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, and prompting The Word magazine to say

“They’ve just made the record of their career by a country mile”

A result for which the contribution by mixer Matt Pence, known for his work with the likes of Midlake and John Grant, should not be underestimated.

The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including Staying Out For The Summer, In A Room, If You’re Thinking Of Me and the Top 5 hit Good Enough, still a staple of the radio playlists. They sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead. Not bad, considering that they also partied harder than an Ewok.

Since the release of Stand Upright In A Cool Place in 2012, Dodgy haven’t really stopped as live gigs and festival appearances have always been an important part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band.  The band have been ripping it up at most of the festivals worth their salt, such as Feastival, BT LONDON LIVECamp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Wychwood, Strawberry Fields, Hardwick Live, Kendal Calling and many many more in the UK and Europe.

Now, three years on from the phenomenal reunion album, the band are finally ready to release their new album in Autumn 2015. The boys believe it is their best ever record, but they’re not the only ones – Cenzo Townshend who has worked with anyone who is anyone nowadays (Florence, U2, Primal Scream etc) heard the demos and demanded to mix some tracks. Similarly, Rob Da Bank heard two tracks and offered Dodgy a slot on the Mainstage at Bestival in September 2015.

“Dodgy’s new album is a revelation” Guardian ****


 
APPEARING ON Friday, November 27th, 2015

Tiro Lark [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

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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, November 28th, 2015

Billy Bibby (Full Band) [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Billy Bibby

Made in Lancashire and raised in the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno. Former Catfish & The Bottlemen guitarist Billy Bibby was one of the founding members of the band and cut his gigging teeth for 7 years up and down the UK, Europe and over in the States as the bands lead guitarist and backing vocalist. One of his greatest achievements to date is the gold disk that he earned for his part in the bands first album ‘The Balcony’. Something that Billy is very proud to have been part of.

Now taking on his own solo project and looking to forage his own way in the industry. Billy Bibby’s voice has all the traditions of a Lancashire hotpot churned together with the excitement of a trip to the beach. Possessing powerful melodic pipes and a set of songs to match. Bibby prides himself on making those records that everyday people will understand and resonate with. Influences from such greats as Elvis Presley, Noel Gallagher and Mark Knopfler most prominent but not defining on his singing and song writing style.

Having just recently sorted out his backing band. This will be one of Billy’s first shows with them accompanying him and fulfilling his songs full potential. Promotional songs such as ‘Waiting for you’ and ‘Believe me’ have already had radio play from Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales and John Rose on UICRADIO in the States. He’s also been on Nicola Gilroy’s BBC Radio Lincolnshire show playing two live acoustic songs. (Don’t Fall and Waiting for you).

The catalogue of his material is ever growing and in due time there will be an EP and a single on the way. Just keep your eyes peeled for this young talent who given a chance will take a gig wherever possible and relish playing in  front of a live audience.

“2015 will go on record as the year Billy Bibby, former lead guitar of Catfish and the Bottlemen, began crafting his own solo material. It is often said that things happen for a reason. Here the reason is pure and simple: incredible talent that begs to be heard. It won’t be long before audiences are singing and dancing along to these songs”

(Julie Blore-Bizot – Writer/Contributor XSNoize.com and Indiemusic.fr)

 “If you go to Billy’s Soundcloud…I’m sure you’ll be able to listen to Billy  to your heart’s content – which could be a very lot, judging on that!”

(Adam Walton – BBC Radio Wales)


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Open Mic Session hosted by The Flipside Community Radio [+]

Free Entry

The Flipside is Chester’s local community radio so who better to host Chester’s longest running open mic session…

With slots available from 8pm

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