As of the time of writing, we have no idea how long this Cornonavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic is going to last. But, because of it and all the social distancing rules put in place, as well as losing general trade, we have lost some fantastic live events.
We will do what we can to reschedule these, but, in the meantime, this is what we have all missed out on so far…
October’s Sunday Social features live music from the brilliant Mr Love & Justice, a Swindon-based acoustic folk/pop collective fronted by singer-songwriter Steve Cox. A very English, very contemporary take on the west coast folk/rock cross-over sound of the late 1960s. Acoustic guitar-led crafted song-writing, accessible and memorable melodies married to hard-hitting lyrics informed by political, historical and social commentary as well as more personal concerns.
After an incredible debut last time out for us, and an even better set at The Shuffle down at the Beehive, we just had to bring these guys back as soon as we could.
There is something of the jazz approach at the core of Will and Weasel’s sound – interesting timings and intricate riffs hung on fluid, free-flowing musical structures – but there richly textured and layer music contains much more besides. Indie melodics, rock weight and progressive meanderings all add poise and power. They could be your best new find of the year…unless you have seen them already, in which case you have already made a note in the diary to be there…
Support from local singer / songwriter NASH, Better known for playing drums and percussion with Richard Wileman & Amy Fry, guitar and vocals with At-it and The Three of Us, NASH has embarked on his own songwriting and performing adventure. Recent radio interviews described NASH’s music as ‘Rennaisance man’ and ‘musical ear-worms’ with ‘catchy choruses’.
It’s time for something a bit different at The Thursday Night Music Club as we host multi-cultural pop / Afrobeat act TwoManTing!
TwoManTing was formed in 2004, when Jon Lewis and Jah-man Aggrey were working together in world/dance band Le Cod Afrique, performing at the likes of WOMAD, Montreux Jazz Festival and Glastonbury.
Since then, the duo has been performing regularly throughout the UK, and particularly on the Festival circuit. Festie shows have included Glastonbury, the Secret Garden Party, Musicport, Green Man, Whychwood, Ely Folk Festival, Big Green Gathering, Off the Tracks, Sunrise Celebration, Broadstairs Folk Week, Small World, Waveform, Nozstock, Bearded Theory….to name but a few.
Recent arts centre shows have incuded support slots for Mali desert-blues stars, Tinariwen, Muntu Valdo and N’fali Kouyate, and home-grown legends, the Oyster Band.
“Full of such bright, tuneful moments, this will really take-off in an intimate live setting” fRoots Magazine
“Brilliant – love this sound! If you want a bit of early summer, then get this in your ear-holes!” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Such is the blast of sunshine this emanates, it might well cure rickets” Venue Magazine
Regular customer and gracer of our stage Mr Jol Rose is on a jaunt to take his music around the heart of Europe, and wante somewhere to run through the set with a living breathing audience, and to check over his PA and equipment. So where else would he come, but the best little music venue in the South West…!
The Thursday Night Music Club are pleased to welcome back the fantastic Chris Webb!
Chris writes and plays songs. He’s been doing so for a while. He’s played with a list of musicians. He likes gigs. He does it for a living. Sometimes he plays guitar on other people’s songs. He might play your songs if you ask real nice.
The First Sunday Social of the season features the fantastic Fly Yeti Fly. This duo blend sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica, weaving songs and stories from their travels together, with a sound that is reminiscent of the late-’60s folk scene. Their debut album ‘Shine a Light in the Dark’, released March 2017, has since received critical acclaim and led to them appearin on BBC Introducing stages across the south west.