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Live Music Session #8 – Luckless + Holly Redford Jones

OK, I’ll be honest with you, we forgot to write up a piece about this gig beforehand. But, to appease our OCD we need to make sure we post it before the next show as we have started that whole numbering thing and need to keep it going. So on a fab night in May (the 27th to be precise) we presented the wonderful Berlin residing Kiwi Ivy Rossiter aka Luckless.

Ranging from low key anti-folk to blistering riff heavy guitar slinging and from melancholic introspection to outbursts of joy and positivity, Ivy’s music is poised somewhere between the ethereal haze of indie folk and the propulsive drive of alt-rock.. Luckless draws inspiration from 90’s heroes PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan and Sparklehorse while reaching out to contemporary touchstones The Kills and Warpaint. The music is raw enough to appeal to the old school and compositionally slick and fresh enough to fit right in with modern musical tastes.

In support  is the more folky, but no less compelling Holly Redford Jones an artist based in Oxford with a range of influences from folk, soul and rock music.

It was fabulous. You should have been there.

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Live Music Session #7 – Jamie R Hawkins

The first of our live music sessions for April  will be on Thursday 13th and feature the marvellous melodies of Jamie R Hawkins. Jamie is a popular  and familiar face around the towns music venues and until recently was part of the SoP Live set up, and we are really glad the guys have seen fit to let us host a show for him.

Jamie is an award-winning  singer / songwriter whose style evokes such classic songwriters as Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glen Tilbrook, Crowded House’s Neil Finn and Justin Currie of Del Amitri. The classic guitar lines and effortless melody that spring from his songs make them instantaneous and accessible and a heady combination of from the heart self analysis and universal truths, stark realities and street level wisdom make the lyrics as appealing as the melody driving it. Put the two together and you have something quite magical.

But don’t just take our word for it, come along and hear for yourself. Music will start around 8pm and entry is free but as always we encourage you to pop some cash in the hat too!

Full details to be found on our event page here.

Jamie’s website is here.

SoP Live are here.

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Live Music Session #6 – Joe McCorriston + Nick Parker

The middle event in a busy week is our latest live music session from SoP Live, this time featuring the the rather marvellous Mr Joe McCorriston and equally as marvellous Mr Nick Parker, two artists used to playing bigger stages than ours!

Joe McCorriston is an independent Lancaster-born Singer-Songwriter, who has earnt a reputation for his tireless work rate and upbeat energetic live show, whilst most of the time only armed with an acoustic guitar. His upbeat and fun acoustic folk-punk has earnt him a raft of support slots including with Frank Turner (by personal reqauest of Frank himself) and with our own Gaz Brookfield.

Another tour buddy of Mr Brookfield is Somersets Nick Parker, a lyrical an often humourous songwriter. Touring to promote the release of his new album, the punnish and fantastic Besta Venya, Nick has made a name for himself with a bag of songs which are in turn charming, funny, poinant and heartfelt, much like the man himself.

As always entrance is free but we encourage you to support the artists by popping some money in the hat. It should all kick off at 8pm.

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Record Store Day List Launch

We are very pleased to host tonight’s Record Store Day 2017 list announcement on behalf of our good neighbours RPM Records, featuring your first opportunity to find out what will be released on the big day. The guys from RPM will be providing you with your own copy of the release list so you can plan your purchases in advance as well as a raffle with some fantastic prizes, all related to music.

If that’s not enough, the team at SoP Live will be bringing you live music from the extremely talented Phil Cooper, a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic, often unpredictable live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds. Support comes from Oli Norman who deals in more ephemeral soundscapes and acoustic atmospherics.

Details of raffle prizes are below and are available from RPM Records and The Tuppenny. Raffle tickets are £1 each or a strip of 5 for £3. Good luck!

Top prize – Pro-Ject Turntable

Second place prize – a vinyl carry case

Third place prize – a pair of headphones

Runner-up prizes include David Bowie – Sound & Vision 7” picture disc, a voucher for 10 records cleaned and a selection of music-related books!


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Live Music Session #5 – Catgod + Moleville

Our first live music of March is a very special and different show courtesy of SoP Live. It features Oxford collective Catgod who combine Latin beats, soul grooves and trip-hop sounds with melodic female-male vocal harmonies and lyrical guitar work. This set will be a special, stripped back affair.

catgod-march-2017-tupp-webIn support we have the sounds of Moleville – piano-led, cinematic, melodic and moody. On
record this features toy synths, cut and paste drums and broken electronics soundtracking the swan songs to sing at the end of the world. Live, this becomes a sparse, melancholic and extraordinary experience.

As always, entry is free but we encourage artist donations. Music from 7pm.

Acclaim for Catgod:
“slick, polished and effortless sounding Jazz, Blues and Soul inspired Dreampop songs” – The Ocelot Magazine

“Worthy of exotic new pet band status in your life” – Nightshift Magazine

Acclaim for Moleville
“haunting jazz…swirling futuristic dream-pop… a late night one on one conversation….intimate, direct and succinct.” – Dancing About Architecture.

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Live Music Session #3 – Lewis Clark

We have some more live music for you coming up on Thursday 19th January. Normally found leading the post-modern, acoustic roots revivalists The Essentials, we are pleased to welcome Lewis Clark to The Tuppenny.

lewis-clarke-jan-2017-tuppEven without the rhythm section his songs retain their trade mark energy, buoyancy and swagger and as always are built from his hallmarks of lyrical depth and deftly crafted musicianship.
Support comes from Emily-Jane Sheppard who effortlessly blends dexterous acoustic guitar work with an outstanding and memorable vocal delivery.

As always, the show is free entry but artist donations into the tip jug are more than welcome. It all kicks off around 8pm.

Full details and links to be found here.

Don’t forget to bring your #tryanuary Beer Challenge card, or start one up, you could win a brewery tour!

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Live Music Session #2 – Pete Gow

pete-gow-dec-16-tupp-webOnce again the boys at Songs of Praise have arranged a serious musical treat for you on Thursday 22nd December in the shape of Pete Gow. Best known as the front man and songwriter for Case Hardin, Pete brings his solo set to The Tuppenny. Folk, country and blues all blend together to form a late night Americana tinged with melancholy and emotion. Pete is one of the greatest current songwriters any of us have had the pleasure of seeing live.

‘Matches Springsteen for raw emotion’ Maverick

In support is home grown musical talent and adventurer Shaun Buswell. Normally found in the eye of an orchestral storm both musically and logistically, here is a chance to catch him solo and stripped back to his bare essentials…acoustically speaking.

Entry is free, but the tip jug will be doing the rounds, so please be generous as it all goes to the artists.

If you want to know about more that the Songs of Praise guys have going on their website is here. The Renegade teams site can be found here, check out some of the blog entries for really silly beer stories!