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Yonder Brewing & Blending TTO / MTB

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Two delicious, seasonal beers, brewed by Yonder Brewing & Blending are making their way in to cans and to celebrate they are launching these beers across the UK at 25 bottle shops and bars on Thursday 27th February, including at The Tuppenny

As a bonus Stu, the founding brewer at Yonder, will be joining us at The Tuppenny to celebrate the occaison and talk wild fermentation, blending and foraging. Of course, there will be a bar full of draught Yonder beers too and all the usual fun and games.

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Thursday Night Music Club

Live Music Session #70 – Larkham & Hall + John Oakes

Larkham and Hall Feb 20 Tupp WEBWE are pleased to welcome back Larkham & Hall, an Alt-folk/alt-country duo writing artistic, attractive songs with a lyrical intensity rarely seen these days. Think Leonard Cohen with Marianne Faithful, at dawn after all night out at sea with a lot of tequila.
The Americana flavour comes from the influence of the great sixties folk artists and storytellers such as Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, John Prine, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.
Throw in quiet influences from a little punk and a little rock and you have the idea…Guns N Roses, Pink Floyd, Nick Cave, Patti Smith.
Lately World music influences have been creeping in via Elliot’s exploration into Flamenco and modern Spanish music from the likes of Joaquin Sabina.

John Oakes is a singer/songwriter who grew up listening to American folk singer/songwriters of the 1960s and tells stories about life, loss and legend. A vereran of the local scene John is known for originally recording and performing under the name of J.C. Leonard and with his former bands Grubby Jack and Albion.

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Pal-entines Night at The Tuppenny

Palentines bannerSick and tied of all that valentines naffness? Don’t sit at home and wallow. Grab all your single mates and come and join us avoiding it as well. Chill out with a board game or two (we have loads, but bring your own if you prefer), a cool playlist and enjoy the best bar selection in town. PDA’s are barred for the night

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so we are copying this rather spiffing idea from our buddies at The Grapes in Oxford. GO visit them when you are over that way!

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The Sunday Social

Live Music Session #69 – The Bellflowers + Chantelle Smith

Bellflowers Feb 20 Tup SSoc WEBIt is a very welcome return to The Sunday Social for The Bellflowers. Claire Amor and Jessie Thompson are a Wiltshire-based folk duo. Armed with Jessie’s accordion, Claire’s percussion and a blend of heavenly harmonies, they’ll soon have your foot tapping along to their range of covers, traditional folk songs and original music.

Support once again comes from the wonderful Chantelle Smith, a Wiltshire-based folk singer. She sings a’capella and increasingly performs with guitar, harp and shruti box.

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Thursday Night Music Club

Live Music Session #68 – Si & Matt Hall + New Bedlam Asylum

Hall Bros Feb 20 Tupp WEBOnce again we persuade ex-Raze-Rebuild brothers Si and Matt Halls to swap the familiar wall of distortion for a more laid-back approach. Stripping back the songs and lending a little alt-county twang to proceedings.

New Bedlam Asylum is one of the many facets of Swindon auteur Charlie Miles. This version of him sees socio-political ranting to the fore over some serious acoustic guitar bashing…

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Thursday Night Music Club

Live Music Session #67 – Phil Cooper & Jamie R Hawkins

Phil and Jamie Jan 20 Tupp WEBOur first show of the year is a welcome return to The Tuppenny for two of the South Wests finest troubadours. Phil and Jamie are no strangers to playing the same bills, and frequently perform, write and record together so expect the two sets to be more collaborative than solo…

Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds.

During his live shows, he makes a real connection with the crowd, whether it’s handing out dozens of egg shakers, or passing around his “doodle book” for the audience to draw in. Every now and then you’ll catch him unplugging his guitar and shunning the stage to stand right in among the captivated audience.

Jamie R Hawkins is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world – he has been described as “a powerful mixture of storyteller, philosopher and poet”, his lyrics as “poignant and witty” and his performances, “emotive and captivating”.

His song ‘Bloody Good Xmas’ won the acoustic/folk category in the 2011 UK Songwriting Contest and went on to achieve a #2 position in the Amazon download charts. He has since gone from strength to strength, forging for himself a dedicated and growing fan-base in the U.K, particularly in the Southwest of England.…

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The Tuppenny’s Merry Old Christmas Knee’s Up!

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It’s Christmas! So lets all gather round the piano and have a good old fashioned knees-up!

Yes, that’s right, we are dragging the Tuppenny Upright out of its corner and setting ut up with an all-star band of familiar musical faces. So please join us gathering round to sing carols and seasonal songs, imbibe some christmas spirit and maybe partake in some seasonal treats!

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Thursday Night Music Club

Live Music Session #66 – Flour Babies + Illustrations

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For our Christmas Thursday Night Music Club edition this year we have gone big. Very big. Yes, we have secured a very special, stripped back, acoustic show from two of the best and most exciting and progressive bands in town – Flour Babies and Illustrations.

Some bands are easy to pigeon-hole but if we said that Flour Babies make music that is an intricate weave of mercurial art-indie-prog-alternative-avant garde, that is only half the story. If you are a fan of post-punk sonic explorers such as Talking Heads or the strange proggy-jazz stance taken by King Crimson then you will find a lot to like here. It’s great when bands are both creative and confusing, right?

Illustrations have been described as “The Beach Boys on acid” due to thier blend of dreamy, 60s infused psych-pop with a more modern indie vibe via such cult classics as Neutral Milk Hotel. The music is jaunty, jangling, occasionally jarring but always joyous but above all it’s …err…great. (Can’t think of another j word.)

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The Playlist

The Playlist #4 – 21st Century Indie Disco

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The Tuppenny’s resident DJ team, The Avodaco Brothers, soundtrack your Friday night with a hand pick selection of tunes along a theme,

This month – 21st Century Indie Disco. Soundtracking your Christmas paty night with the best Anthemic Indie Bangers from this century. From The White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes through to Arcade Fire, Black Honey, The Amzons, Foals and Sundara Karma and whatever else is found inbetween. No genre boundaries – no chart fluff. Just quality music all night long.

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The Sunday Social

Live Music Session #65 – Ellie Gowers + Canute’s Plastic Army

Ellie Gowers Dec 19 SSoc WEBWhen you get recommended to check out an artist 3 times in as many weeks by 3 well respected pairs of ears you really should pay attention. We did, which is why we are excited to introduce to you the amazing music of Ellie Gowers for the December edition of the Sunday Social.

Warwickshire songwriter, Ellie Gowers, has been quietly brewing her self-penned songs for a while. A regular performer, her music embeds a fierce energy that echoes the 60’s folk revival scene and although she may be small, Ellie manages to hold pride of place on stage with her strong vocals. Her songs are built through an early love of literature and traditional folk song as well as the notable observations she makes on the zeitgeist narrative of today’s society. She has just graduated with a first in music and has garnered support slots with critically acclaimed artists up and down the UK, enticing watchers with her poetic lyrics and rhythmic guitar playing.

Support from the brilliant Canute’s Plastic Army, a mainly acoustic duo consisting of the vocals of Anish Harrison (previously of the well-known Teddy White Band) and Neil Mercer on acoustic guitar and backing vocals (previously of Rumour Shed and the Dacoits). The band started as the solo project of Neil who started playing and writing on his own due to running out of band mates. In spring 2016 Anish and Neil played around with a few covers and found a shared love of dark, twisted songs by artists as disparate as Odetta, Cate Le Bon and Pulp. They also found that Anish’s soaring, passionate vocals and Neil’s intricate, dynamic acoustic guitar was a potent mix. They quickly started writing dark and twisted songs of their own. Their first EP, Building Walls, was released in summer 2017 on Secret Chord records. They have gone on to expand their sound, constantly writing new songs and sometimes using a loop pedal to layer their guitar and vocals and add dynamics and power. In November 2018 Canute’s recorded some vocals and acoustic guitar in a cold rehearsal space and since then they have been adding overdubs and drip releasing them.