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APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Latin Mania [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £6 for both

2 for 1 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 £5 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Blues Jam [+]

Free Entry

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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, February 3rd, 2017

HAARM [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after

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“HAARM feel like a band who could really blow up in 2017. Having first formed as a songwriting collective back in 2015, featuring a familiar face in Silent Sleep’s Chris MacIntosh, the four-piece have already bagged support slots with Bloc Party and Dream Wife in the new year.” [getintothis.co.uk]

 


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Murder Murder & Tom Durkin [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

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Murder Murder is a Bloodgrass band (Bluegrass + Outlaw Country + Exclusively Murder Ballads) hailing from the frozen forests of the Ontario Northland. Their tales of death are filled with life by the kick of the suitcase, saw of the fiddle, and roll of the banjo.

As devoted fans of bluegrass, traditional music, and folk music, we were drawn to the murky ethical themes of the murder ballad form and to its enduring nature. Many of the earliest examples are the sole surviving records of victims of violent crimes. Oftentimes murder ballads capture the essence and atmosphere of a dark, lawless and violent frontier. Northern Ontario, although never romanticized in the way that the Wild West or the far north during the gold rush era were, was once such a place – with a wealth of stories and characters. The lack of mythology associated with Northern Ontario is troubling, and thus we felt it our responsibility to create our own mythology.

Press:

“The singers pour honey on brutality… fit to captivate any crowd in Canada” – Grayowl Point

“Brilliant high-spirited performance here, with dark and compelling twists and turns.”
-Jeff Liberty, Take Liberty on CBC New Brunswick

“By crafting their own fatal tunes, the boys of Murder Murder have taken this century-old tradition and added a unique mark on the contemporary Canadian folk community.” – quipmag.ca

“There’s a lot to love despite all the spilled blood.” -Grayowl Point

“Flipping a genre on its head has never been more subversive, or fun.” -Adam Carter, CBC Hamilton

“J’aime vraiment l’énergie du band, puisqu’il me fait penser à un groupe du Québec comme Canaille, avec un petit côté à la Hank III. Je sais que ce n’est pas très « core » pour le site, mais j’adore… Qu’est-ce que tu veux!” – Antonio Geraldo, feelcore.ca

“No doubt there will be other great albums and bands coming along this year, but it really doesn’t get any better than this.” – AmericanRootsUK.com


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Open Mic W/Will Riding [+]

Free before 9pm … £4 after

Slots available from 8pm

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This will be Will’s first time hosting Telford’s Open Mic and we are very excited to have him on board. Expect some great picking styles, Fantastic song-writing and the kind of lyrical story telling that will make you feel like sitting down, crossing you’re legs and just listening intently like a child in awe.

 


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Latin Mania [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £6 for both

2 for 1 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 £5 for one class or £6 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Everything is Now DJ’s [+]

FREE ENTRY
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Funk – Punk -Soul – Electronica – Hip Hop – Heavy Stuff – Breaks – Four to the Floor – Classics – Pop – Country – Weird Sh*t – and so on.. plus budget light show, cake and maybe a raffle!

” 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.” Tony Bear


 
APPEARING ON Friday, February 10th, 2017

Turbulence [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after

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Turbulence are a three-piece indie rock band from Ellesmere Port composed of James Smith, Lewis Williams and George Chong. Since the release of their 2015 debut EP, the band has been busy playing up and down the North West of England and North Wales with Gigs lined up well into 2017.
After the initial release of their debut EP ‘Turbulence’ the band has been consistently impressing audiences with their hard hitting original music reminiscent of indie bands before them.
Their new single ‘Residence’ was released in 2016 with more music to be released in 2017. The band looks forward to more gigging throughout 2017


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 11th, 2017

The Otherness [+]

Free entry before 9pm… £4 after

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It’s been 2 years since THE OTHERNESS  last hit the UK.

They were 4 punk rock kids full of energy from La Patagonia, looking for gigs during a cold winter, having cold showers on a daily basis in a King’s Cross hostel and of course, playing as many gigs as they could at the time. The following year, they were playing not only on London’s underground scene but they were smashing all kinds of venues from Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool.

The Otherness are producing their own rock and roll parties and festivals all over the southern region of Latin America and working on new songs as well. [Louderthanwar.com]

They were 4 punk rock kids full of energy from La Patagonia, looking for gigs during a cold winter, having cold showers on a daily basis in a King’s Cross hostel and of course, playing as many gigs as they could at the time. The following year, they were playing not only on London’s underground scene but they were smashing all kinds of venues from Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool.

The Otherness are producing their own rock and roll parties and festivals all over the southern region of Latin America and working on new songs as well. [Louderthanwar.com]

 


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 12th, 2017

A Dog’s Head Open Mic W/Chris Ingram [+]

Free Entry 

Slot’s available from 8pm

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APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Draw Inn [+]

Free Entry

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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 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. 


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Latin Mania [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £7 for both

2 for 1 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 £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Telford’s Folk Sessions [+]

Free Entry

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Hosted by local folk pioneers The Deportees will be inviting down folk musicians to join them in an organised folk session on Telford’s intimate window stage. Playing is by invite only or you can get in touch with them direct via contact.deportees.com and arrange a show with them as house band.

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 Friday, February 17th, 2017

Peaness [+]

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“Coursing surf-lines, handclaps and sweet, Siamese-tight harmonies build to what shall be described from here on out as the definitive ‘Pea-pop’ chorus: A chorus so catchy it should come with a sign or symbol warning of potential addiction.[GIG SLUTZ]


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Campfire Social [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after

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CAMPFIRE SOCIAL‘s incandescent, melodic songs take the intimate heartbreak of Elliott Smith and embellish with golden harmonies borrowed from The Beach Boys. They’re the soundtrack to a touching and woozily nostalgic indie film’ — – Adam Walton BBC Wales.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Open Mic W/Laura-Leigh Dickenson [+]

Free entry

Slots available from 8pm

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APPEARING ON Monday, February 20th, 2017

Moules on a Monday [+]

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APPEARING ON Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The Paint Republic [+]

We paint, we drink, we party

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This is not a paint class as you know it! Join us for an evening of relaxed painting, hosted by our master artist, they’ll help you unleash your creativity by loosely instructing you how to paint a picture chosen for the event. The jokes are bad, the music’s loud, and the banter’s high. We recommend an alcoholic beverage to help you along your way, two hours later you’ll have a canvassed painting you can take home to give to your mum… She’ll love it, she loves everything you do. Free-styling’s encouraged, beginners are welcome, get loose and get creative!

Tickets can be purchased via our website- www.thepaintrepublic.com or at www.facebook.com/thepaintrepublic


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Latin Mania [+]

LatinWeb

Salsa classes and Latin dance night

Free Bar Entry – Classes £5 each or £7 for both

2 for 1 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 £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Crackling Vinyl [+]

Free entry.

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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, February 24th, 2017

Green Room [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after

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APPEARING ON Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Ego King [+]

Free before 9pm…£4 after

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Seven-piece band based in Chester, UK performing a jukebox range of covers from “ABBA to Zappa” as well as original material


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Open Mic W/Molly and Ellie [+]

FREE ENTRY

Molly & Ellie

 no stranger to the Telford’s stage is Chester duo Ellie & Molly. Their haunting harmonies accompanied by simplistic metronomic acoustic guitar playing have silenced many a crowed at previous open mics and shows throughout the city. You can join the pair on stage.

slots available from 8pm.

 


 
APPEARING ON Monday, February 27th, 2017

Moules on a Monday [+]

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