Tyler Massey, an American-born guitarist and songwriter, has been living in the UK for twelve years, during which time he has collaborated with Vo Fletcher, The Pull, and The May Dolls. His trio features Alex Knight (bass) and Eric Hej (percussion) playing Tyler’s collection of evocative, often brazen acerbic indie-folk odes set against the backdrop of an increasingly unnerving 21st century.
Swindon’s masters of downbeat, slack indy and wobbly pop in a unique acoustic style set.
Support from Callum McLean
Originally this show, with this line up, was meant to happen back in May 2017, but due to illness Larkham & Hall had to pull out. Despite both acts playing here in the interim we always felt this was a line up worth returning to. So here it is!
LARKHAM & HALL – 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.
CANUTE’S PLASTIC ARMY – Canute’s Plastic Army is an acoustic duo consisting of the vocals of Anish Noble-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. They are currently demoing tracks for their next EP or album.
Following on from the roaring success of the charity comedy gig last Christmas, The Tuppenny are super happy to be able to present the first instalment of…
THE HAPPY MONDAYS COMEDY CLUB!
Your acts for the night are:
Headliner – Andy Gleeks!
“An act who all audiences warm to due to his relaxed style, confident delivery, his searing honesty, his quick wit, his ‘great turn of phrase’ his ‘good comedy mind'” – Glee Club
“‘Effortlessly engages the audience with warmth and charm” – House of Stand-Up
“it’s clear you’ve been doing this a very long time” – Tony Hadley, Spandau Ballet 😀
Bella Lauren Humphries! (Swindon’s own!)
“She might be small but she packs a punch.” – Rum-Com Camden Comedy
“Richard mixes surrealism, a truly inventive use of the flute, brilliant one-liners, and perfect timing to produce comedy gold that you do not want to miss!” – What the Fork
Exciting young up-and-comer, tearing up the circuit across West England and South Wales.
“Quick wit and hilarious anecdotes quickly endear him to an expectant crowd” – New Life Magazine
Returning Host and Compere for the evening: Alex Farrow!
“Jaw achingly funny” – The Oxford Male
The second Sunday Social event features the music of Richard Wileman, a Swindon musician who is probably best known for releasing 14 albums as the composer behind Karda Estra. Inspired by weird soundtracks, easy listening and library music, art pop and prog rock, his first solo album ‘Veil’ features new songs and instrumentals plus some rearrangements of Karda Estra pieces that can fit into a live setting.
GEORGE WILDING – Bohemian psychedelic folk blending lyrical eloquence with musical elegance.
JOL ROSE – a brand of Folky Americana and Country Blues with a Swindon flavour.
Epic lo-fi flower power neo-pop. Think the Beach Boys on Acid and you would be on your way towards the sound generated by these talented chaps.
Support From Dreuw, Indie Folk, Singer Songwriter from Swindon
One of the biggest success stories in modern brewing decamp from South Wales for the evening to fill our taps with their amazing beers, and come and meet you all to chat all things beer and brewing. Select tunes will be spun by our resident DJ’s, plus a guest “Rebel” DJ…
More details imminent, but expect a full blown party night! It is their birthday after all!! The taps will be fully loaded with ALL seven of Tiny Rebel’s special collaboration birthday brews. Seven beers celebrating seven years!! Each one a unique, one off brew, concocted with seven of the biggest names in UK brewing. Don’t say we don’t ever treat you! You’re welcome!!
Oh, and entry is free – wear your best drinking pants… 🥳🍻🎉 🍺🥳
The first in a new monthly session of chilled out Sunday afternoon sessions at The Tuppenny features the perfect blend of jazz, soul and contemporary music from Caitlin Bowles as she caps off the week with her a piano and a stunning voice.
Will & Weasel have been writing, performing and recording together since 2015. The music is built on the backbone of piano and drums and rolls through many genres including rock, drum and bass, indie, folk and jazz fusion.
Ali Finneran is a Swindon singer/songwriter whose music has more than a hint of Americana about it.