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APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

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.

Classes are just £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

A Band on Ship [+]

Free Entry

ABOS have been around a long time with collectively over a century of music making under their fingers.

At the core of their fluid collective lies a love of real ale, cider and music, importantly in that order.

“You can have beer without music,  but music without beer is just wrong”

Perhaps their music sounds better after a pint or two, but that could be a universal truth.

These write ups are often heavy on name dropping and light on truth. I wouldn’t stoop that low.

One of the band played bass for Paul McCartney live on radio one.

One of the band was in The Incredible string band.

Two of the band were in Whitesnake (Acoustic)

Two of the band were in the Family Mahone, and one of them once drank half a pint of absinthe for a bet.

All four of them are in Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast, who’s latest album includes a bonus track written by and featuring Roy Wood.

Expect bass and mandolin with guitar, fiddle and accordion. Add in possible guests and you get the idea. From Playford to Dillon via all points in between.

Songs and tunes plundered from 600 years of tradition will leave your feet tapping and your glasses empty,  as you join in the inevitable journey to closing time and a taxi home.

 


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Blues Jam (Spring Special) [+]

Free Entry

Hosted By 10 piece Blues Band

‘A Shrewdness of Apes’

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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 Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Songwriter’s Open Mic W/Eleanore Damião Johnston [+]

Free entry

Have a new song you’ve been working on?
Maybe you have a whole back catalogue of material that needs to see the light of day?
We love you for being creative and we want to hear your creations!

Slots available from 8pm.

(find the host or ask at the bar for details on how to get involved.)

 


 
APPEARING ON Monday, April 6th, 2020

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

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.

Classes are just £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 10th, 2020

Trevor Roots and the Collaborators [+]

Free before 9pm // £4 thereafter.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.

Trevor Roots & The Collaborators are a roots reggae band playing a mixture of original songs and covers by artists ranging from Dennis Brown to Burning Spear. Talented and creative musicians they are known for their catchy songs soulful vocals and energetic live performances.

Through the networks developed by playing in different bands within the diverse musical communities of Manchester, Trevor Roots and the Collaborators were formed. Joined by a love of reggae, a shared history in M16, and making music, the Collaborators songs reflect contemporary issues and the hope for a brighter future.

 


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, April 11th, 2020

The Lewis Hamilton Band [+]

Free before 9pm // £4 thereafter.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.


The Lewis Hamilton Band perform original Blues/Rock/Americana music, combining melodic and powerful vocals with a rock solid rhythm section and virtuoso heart-felt lead guitar. One of the UK’s hardest working bands, this family powered trio was formed in 2010 and have since been booked for over 700 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK’s blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Newark, Hebden Bridge and Maryport. 

Lewis’s debut album Gambling Machine was released when he was just 17, and won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from 2nd album Empty Roads features on the soundtrack of the feature film Scar Tissue, and the title track used by the BBC as theme music for the TV series ‘The Mart’. 

His third album Ghost Train has had airplay and a special mention from ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris on BBC R2. His 4th studio album Shipwrecked was chosen as an ‘Album of the Month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) and has been played by Paul Jones, also on BBC R2.  Lewis’s 5th studio album on the Radio is due out spring 2019


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Songwriter’s Open Mic W/Tom Durkin [+]

Free entry.

Slots available from 8pm.

(find the host or ask at the bar for details on how to get involved.)

TOM DURKIN1


 
APPEARING ON Monday, April 13th, 2020

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

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, April 15th, 2020

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.

Classes are just £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 16th, 2020

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 Saturday, April 18th, 2020

The Loose Kites [+]


 


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Songwriter’s Open Mic W/Laura-Leigh Dickenson [+]

Free entry

Slots available from 8pm.

(Find the host or ask at the bar for details on how to get involved.)

LAURA


 
APPEARING ON Monday, April 20th, 2020

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

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.

Classes are just £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Rob Wheeler [+]

Tickets £11

Exclusively online

Rob Wheeler performs songs from his three album releases including the brand new album due to released early 2020


 
APPEARING ON Friday, April 24th, 2020

By The Sea [+]

Free before 9pm // £4 thereafter.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.


Indie dream jangle pop


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, April 25th, 2020

The Jokers [+]

Free before 9pm // £4 thereafter.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.


The Jokers, who hail from the North West of England, were formed in 2006, with the aim of creating the world’s greatest rock and roll band. Their debut album, ‘The Big Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, while mixed by Mike Fraser in Vancouver, (straight after he had mixed AC/DC’s 10 million plus selling Black Ice album), was only recorded in guitarist Paul Hurst’s Liverpool living room, with duvets hanging on the walls to help the sound and provide a makeshift vocal booth.

Released in June 2009, ‘The Big Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’ was awarded 8/10 in Classic Rock’s Summer 2009 issue by scribe Dom Lawson, who stated that “If you’re going to start nominating yourself for the intermittently vacant position of rock’n’roll standard bearers, you’d better have the sound, the swagger and the songs. Fortunately, The Jokers have all three in large amounts. Frontman Wayne Parry has one of those voices designed to incite a riot of dancing and Olympic standard drinking, and every song is alive with a real sense of joyful bonhomie. Most attempts to nail that elusive rock’n’roll spirit fall flat because the band simply don’t have the juice. The Jokers, meanwhile, are swimming in it.” The band then spent two years on the road building a substantial live following supporting the likes of Hawkwind, Y&T, Joe Elliot & The Down N Outz, Argent, Anvil and Fozzy, selling over 8000 CD’s and 6,000 downloads of ‘The Big Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’ on their own independent record label along the way.

The jokers then hooked up with producer Andy Macpherson (Eric Clapton, The Who, Barclay James Harvest, The Buzzcocks etc), and began writing their second album, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive’, in his Revolution Studio in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, early in 2011. After two years of perfectionist recording and mixing sessions, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive’ was finally mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis studios in London in February 2013. When massive hard rock label SPV/Steamhammer’s Head Of A&R Olly Hahn heard the album he immediately offered the Jokers a worldwide record deal and scheduled ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive’ for release in September 2013. Packed with glorious, fluid lead guitar licks, vivid, expressive vocals, groove ridden bass lines and crisp, cracking drums, ‘Rock ‘N Roll Is Alive’ received rave reviews on release; “This second serving from the hard touring foursome is full of sure-footed grit: complete with crystal clear riffing and tight, anthemic tendencies” noted Steve Bailey in Guitar Magazine. Fireworks Magazine’s Alan Holloway stated “They sound like a healthy mix of The Black Crowes, Chickenfoot and AC/DC, albeit with their own mojo throughout. Opener ‘Silver City’ has a great melody and guitar base, whilst ‘Let It Rock’ is very AC/DC but ‘NYC’ has a wonderful smooth feel backed up by a guitar part that brings to mind the theme from ‘School Of Rock’.” Powerplay writer Steve Swift pronounced “Buffoons need not apply here; this is serious business and these Jokers deliver. 9/10”

 


 
APPEARING ON Monday, April 27th, 2020

Telford’s Quiz [+]

£1 per person.

With quiz master Scott Bricabracboy Mcanally.


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The Paint Republic [+]

We paint, we drink, we party

FINALJULY16LOGO

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, April 29th, 2020

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.

Classes are just £5 for one class or £7 for two classes. Entry to social dancing after 9.30 is free.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Move Up DJs [+]

FREE ENTRY

Telford’s New Monthly Reggae Dance Party.
Brought to you by Stepping Tiger.

Resident DJ Benny Ro will be selecting records in the top bar of Telfords Warehouse every last Thursday of the month.

Reaching for the finest Jamaican music; rocksteady, reggae, roots, choice dubs, early dancehall… with the occasional fresh reggae track to keep things in touch with today’s offerings.