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APPEARING ON Friday, January 1st, 2016

The Flipside New Years Day DJ set [+]

Free Entry

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flipside

Open from 1pm for beer and food to start off the New Year and help you recover from last night!


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Everything Is Now! [+]

Free Entry

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Everything is Now 8th December 2015 by Everything Is Now on Mixcloud

Tony (Anthony Green) Bear is a DJ, multi instrumentalist and composer based inChester, North West England. As drummer and founding member of ‘ahead of their time’(!) psychedelic space funk pioneers ‘The Fourth Egg’, Tonys’ tentative steps into the world of music began in his early teens.

” If you look back over the last fifty or sixty years of popular music, there’s literally millions of songs and records out there that still sound just as good today as when they were released. My mate Ed said ‘If it can be played now then it’s a now record.’ I tend to agree, but that’s only half the story. These days, when I DJ I want to blend all those hip tracks from back in the day with contemporary stuff because whether you like it or not, good music is being released all the time. I love big fat electronic beats, trippy bleeps and massive bass etc. It’s all about striking the right balance on the dancefloor… and having fun.”

 


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Campfire Social’s New Year Hangover Cure [+]

Free Entry

Campfire Social

OPEN MIC

hosted By Tom, Chris and Carrie from Campfire Social


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Blues Jam [+]

Free Entry

Folkazm Cropped

Have you ever fancied performing on stage with a full live band behind you?? Weather you play guitar, bass, drums or fancy a crack at singing now’s your chance. Chester super group A Shrewdness Of Apes will be resident band inviting you to tell them your favorite blues tracks with the chance to join them on Telford’s stage for a jam session in front of a live audience. So get your thinking caps on and practice, practice, practice as you could become the next Jimi Hendrix!

Please contact Charlie Goodfella for more information charlie.goodfella@btopenworld.com


 
APPEARING ON Friday, January 8th, 2016

Macca [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

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Local troubadours, who some of you may recognise from previous bands, fuse the sounds of Bristish 60’s pop with americana like the forefathers of old. Lively performances with harmonies galore. Macca are honest and there delivery, heart warming.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, January 9th, 2016

The Skin Imps [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter...

 

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Collectively known as The Skin Imps, these three individuals – whom I shall introduce presently – have blazed a trail for many years, but have largely remained in the shadows, honing their skills in preparation for the coming apocalypse, ready to strike from a secret encampment on the bordertowns of society at a moments notice.

That moment is now!

Guided by the voice of God (Lee Majors), they have made it their sacred quest to reintroduce the world to their forgotten childhood, by assaulting them with powerful, mesmerising, dirty and sexual versions of Jamie and the Magic Torch, The Littlest Hobo, Thundercats and many other classic themes from 1980s television. This is their fight, their calling, their honour.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, January 10th, 2016

open mic night with tom durkin [+]

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APPEARING ON Thursday, January 14th, 2016

crackling Vinyl [+]

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Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts,Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue far away from the madness of endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records.
Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Gallops, Paper Aeroplanes, Katell Keineg, Alun Tan Lan, Gulp, Zervas & Pepper, Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon, Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, H. Hawkline, Mowbird, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, Sex Hands, Irma Vep, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, The Gentle Good, Trwbador, Golden Fable, The Wellgreen, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Jessica Ball, Sophie Ballamy, Bright Young People – a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.

 


 
APPEARING ON Friday, January 15th, 2016

1968 [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

1968

1968 formed in 2013 and after burning out the first batteries that were loaded into their fuzz pedals it was apparent that there was something heavy enough to crack the sky. Following the first primitive jams, the valves warmed up and the drumsticks splintered into a beautiful yet thunderous avalanche of sound. Featuring the vocals of 27 year old, J.R. Lazarus, formerly of Jokers Hour and the bottom of many liquor bottles, coupled with the six string assault of Sam Orr’s Marshall powered guitar. The band’s engine is left in the capable hands of Tom Drury who provides a beat that would make even the angriest of cavemen shudder back into their cave, this is supported by The Bear, some say he could eat three times the average human, the band say he could eat three humans whilst slamming the fuzziest yet grooviest basslines this side of Harlem. They are promising to shake all of your bones at Telford’s on June 19th so bring your drinking boots and set sail for 1968.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Little Triggers [+]

 

Free Before 10pm… £4 thereafter

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Garage/Punk/New Wave/Indie/R&B

“Little Triggers (formally The 45’s) are a band unashamedly attempting to recapture the old Rock n’ Roll spirit- a spirit which has become far too sterile and formalised today.  The band’s debut release under their new title suggests that this a band which refuses to let rock die a silent and self-inflicted death. Already popular around Europe, the five-piece has garnered a huge fan base both home and abroad due to their notoriety as a formidable live force. Their latest demo track ‘Giving me up,’ has been released with this expectation of it matching their live shows weighing heavily on their shoulders.”

The culture journal.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, January 17th, 2016

open mic night with Molly & ellie [+]

Molly & Ellie


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, January 17th, 2016

The Draw Inn [+]

Free Entry

Interactive Art / Music / Social

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The Draw Inn – Interactive Art / Music / Social

In October Telford’s Warehouse is launching a brand new pop up interactive art and social night to Chester.

Drawing (no pun intended) on ideas based on events across the country such as Street Wars and Doodle-planet, ‘The Draw Inn ’ combines sketching, graffiti, painting and imagery with musical backdrops and social interaction.

Whether you are an experience penman, budding artist or want to try your hand at drawing then head on down to this special event on the 15th October and let your creativity run free. Art materials will be available on the night to hire but please feel free to bring along your own mediums. Art boards & paper will already be laid out upon arrival so you can get stuck right in. Doors open at 8pm with guest DJ’s playing a selection of the finest tracks spanning everything from Tom Waits to Dire Straits.

Before time is called artists will be encouraged to swap, sell, give away, or just show off their masterpieces. Barter with whatever you can, buy them a pint, sign a t-shirt or use good old fashioned cash, so long as both parties agree you could be walking away with your very own original artworks. The night will also be accompanied with an ‘The Draw Inn’ stall where you can buy a selection of postcards, greetings cards and signed prints by participating artists.

So be participant or spectator, art lover or critic don’t miss out on this creative social. You can find out more details on Telford’s website,www.telfordswarehouse.com or simply search or The Draw Inn on Facebook.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

D.A.R.L North Clwyd animal rescue fundraiser [+]

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It’s been a frantic new year here at DARL.

Our first event of the year takes place on Tuesday 19th January at Telfords Warehouse in Chester. We are raising funds for North Clwyd Animal Rescue, and we need your help.

Specifically we need volunteers to man the doors, sell raffle tickets and rattle tins.
We need a band and a couple of solo performers of any craft or genre to complete the line up.
We need prizes for the raffle, but, most of all we need you to come along and drink and eat and enjoy a little gem to break the January blues.
Entertainment is provided by ‘A Band on Ship’ featuring members of ‘Galleon Blast’. We are also testing out some of the technology for the new ‘Speakeasy’ nights starting on the 29th January, and then onwards on the last Friday of the month, I’m not giving much away on line at the moment, but there will be a ‘Virtual DJ Set’ by the amazing Roary T Dragon himself. It will be entertainment of the highest order- although it may be entertaining because it all goes more wrong than a wasp in a space suit.
Either way, we are raising money for the fine work of NCAR with animals in North Wales as well as Chester. Admission is free, but we are suggesting a donation of £3.00. If you’re unwaged/skint/mean, feel free to simply enjoy, If you’re stinking rich, feel free to donate as much as you jolly well want.

 


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, January 21st, 2016

the Draw inn [+]

Free Entry

Interactive Art / Music / Social

The Draw Inn Logo

The Draw Inn – Interactive Art / Music / Social

In October Telford’s Warehouse is launching a brand new pop up interactive art and social night to Chester.

Drawing (no pun intended) on ideas based on events across the country such as Street Wars and Doodle-planet, ‘The Draw Inn ’ combines sketching, graffiti, painting and imagery with musical backdrops and social interaction.

Whether you are an experience penman, budding artist or want to try your hand at drawing then head on down to this special event on the 15th October and let your creativity run free. Art materials will be available on the night to hire but please feel free to bring along your own mediums. Art boards & paper will already be laid out upon arrival so you can get stuck right in. Doors open at 8pm with guest DJ’s playing a selection of the finest tracks spanning everything from Tom Waits to Dire Straits.

Before time is called artists will be encouraged to swap, sell, give away, or just show off their masterpieces. Barter with whatever you can, buy them a pint, sign a t-shirt or use good old fashioned cash, so long as both parties agree you could be walking away with your very own original artworks. The night will also be accompanied with an ‘The Draw Inn’ stall where you can buy a selection of postcards, greetings cards and signed prints by participating artists.

So be participant or spectator, art lover or critic don’t miss out on this creative social. You can find out more details on Telford’s website, www.telfordswarehouse.com or simply search or The Draw Inn on Facebook.

 


 
APPEARING ON Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Peaness [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter…

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Three piece indie-poppy-grungy-punky band based in Chester.

“With more hooks, charm and depth than a dozen identikit indie-boy bores. Listen to ‘Fortune Favours The Bold’ once and you’ll fall in love too.” – S?n Festival

“Early days they may be but the trio appear to have figured out the deceptively simple, age-old secret to transcending influences: just write top notch songs.”-Barry Gruff.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

The Moocows [+]

Free Before 10pm, £4 Thereafter

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Chester’s favourite party band, coming to Telford’s to play their mix of newies and oldies to set the dance floor alight.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, January 24th, 2016

open mic night with jim bazeley [+]

Jim Bazely


 
APPEARING ON Monday, January 25th, 2016

Table Football Competition [+]

Table foosball


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

This Is The Kit [+]

Tickets £8

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this is the kit

Fresh off tour with Jose Gonzalez, creators of BBC 6’s Guy Garvey’s album of 2015 are coming to telfords this one is going to be something special indeed.

with support from local alt-folk/sunshine-pop band

Campfire Social

 

9/10 live show review in The Mancunion: “This is the Kit make the evening a magical one through their intimacy with the crowd…a steady, drifting fog that slowly envelops the audience and carries them through.”

“Kate Stables has been recording music as This Is The Kit for years now, but this is probably one of the first times you’re reading about her. Bashed Out will be her third full-length album, and…it will also likely be her breakout.”
– Stereogum

“just one of the best things i’ve heard all year….wonderful wonderful stuff”
– Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The Doghead Music Society presents Circes Diner [+]

Free Admission

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Presents

CIRCE’S DINER

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‘Circe’s Diner are a Bristolian four piece that weave wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers against a backdrop of Americana, Roots and Folk music. These acoustic alchemists, with their amalgamation of endearingly honest songwriting and instrumentation, will echo heartbeats, blending infectious melodies and dreamy harmonies for a most intoxicating journey that will leave you thoroughly charmed.’- Americana.co.uk.
Fresh from appearing on BBC’s Great British Bake off and being photo bombed by Paul Hollywood in the process, we’re expecting an exuberant performance from a quality act on the rise.
Support comes from The Glendale Family and Carl Foulkes-Jones. The Glendales are playing their first show in three months and of 2016. They are in the process of recording their second E.P. and plan on a few musical surprises for this show to kick off the new year in style.
Carl is a classic blues man who plays multi-instruments giving him the whole sound of a band with the highlight, his sawn-off double bass, which he plays with his feet. Carl has also recently received airplay on BBC Merseyside on the Dave Monks show.
Being the first gig that we host in 2016 we’d love you to come down and support some fine music. It will be free entry and a guaranteed lovely vibe.
See you then.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, January 29th, 2016

Dragons Are Real present 1920’s Speakeasy [+]

Free Admission

‘Dragons ARE Real’ are coming to Telfords!

Roary’s Gin palace and Speakeasy night with Emma Apple, The Chester Swing dance society, Roary T Dragon, and your MC, Mr Rusty Mahone

We are pleased to announce that DARL are promoting a new series of Friday night club nights starting on Friday 29th January 2016.

Telfords has been one of Chester’s most popular venues for more than twenty years. We lead and others follow. The new nights presented by ‘Russell (Rusty Mahone) Mabbutt’ and his company promise to be something completely new in evening entertainment.

The nights are going to be subtle- no pounding music until after midnight, and interactive in a ‘join in if and when you like’ type way. There will be entertainment- not just a band, but a period of history will be recreated for the discerning customer. The first three nights are going to be visiting the American Speakeasy, The psychedelic 70’s, and the Wartime ENSA shows.

If you pop in for a drink, or a bite to eat we promise that on DARL nights there will be a sophisticated atmosphere, you will be able to talk to your friends, and there will be temptation too. The January night is going to be populated with enthusiastic 1930’s swing dancers who will both entertain and invite you to join in. You don’t have to.

People are encouraged to wear period 1930’s fashion. You don’t have to.

You will be able to buy 1930’s style cocktails. You don’t have to.

You will be able to buy vaping supplies- yes, we are having a vaping stall to help get the atmosphere just right.

The entertainment starts at 7.15 with a simple workshop on 1930’s swing dance. It’s free, but donations are welcome. The class will feature Emma Apple who is not only an excellent dancer but a great teacher.

From 8.30 Emma and the Chester Swing Dance Society will be providing us with both show dances and social dance too, all to an authentic ‘30’s soundtrack.

You don’t have to venture downstairs, the bar and the restaurant are open as normal, but if you do you will find furniture and artwork, available to buy if you wish courtesy of Becnicks. There will be a ‘Grand Cabaret’ act to close the evening- but, we will then party on into Saturday with a disco you will want to dance to.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, January 30th, 2016

VEYU [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

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Veyu have their own Factory, actually – an arts space called the Fallout Factory that they managed to secure from the city council. There they rehearse, play gigs and host art events/installations. But this is art with a heart, they insist. Their intention is “to connect with people on an emotional level. Veyu strive to make music that people want to absorb, not just hear, that they can lose themselves in. We hope that the ideas behind our music strike a chord, evoke certain moods and feelings.” They have made a good start with their debut double A-side single Running/The Everlasting. Strike a chord? Check. Evoke certain moods and feelings? Check. Well, they struck a chord with us, but then, we like Liverpudlian music that appears to have been genetically spliced from the DNA of the Bunnymen’s Rescue and the Lotus Eaters’ First Picture of You. That’s what Running sounds like to us, but if those early 80s Mersey-indiepop co-ordinates don’t ring any bells then let’s just say that it sounds like the work of young men in thrall to the atmospheric properties of synths, the dramatic charge of drums, the linear propulsion that can be achieved by a neat guitar line and the way a certain vocal frequency can connote hurt and hope. The Everlasting is like a précis of 1983 developments: first, the looped found sounds, followed by the sadboy indie melody and then the shift towards disco dynamics and concomitant optimism telegraphed by the rhythm – and Wild Beasts and their proponents think they’ve cottoned onto something new! Veyu are like Wild Beasts if they were more obsessed with love and death than sex. Shadows is slow, mournful – for a few dolours more, or something. For some, this will be their idea of heaven up here; others can hear the Smiths in its sombre acoustica, but it’s way less arch than that. As for the guitar, can we describe it as “shimmervescent”? We can? Thank you.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Open Mic with Mark Henderson [+]

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