Coming up in our second October session – a stripped down, scrubbed-up and suitably intimate show especially for The Tuppenny. Not only are the guys expanding their set with some special songs, they will be bringing a hat load of friends, for this gig doubles as Kid Calico himself’s birthday!
Original olde time music hall, 60’s psychedelia, and new-world country rock, riding in with a grin (and possibly tank-tops) from the borders of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Music for people seeking foot tapping thrills, heart tugging anthems, daring circus ditties and Mexican waltzes proven to cause ankle injuries.
Due to illness, Larkham & Hall had to cancel their appearance at this show (we rebooked them for September), so Canute’s Plastic Army stepped up to headline, and the wonderful Sumita opened proceedings. Legends!
It’s Thursday 19th April and the sun is shining (not that that has any bearing on this) which means it is Live Music time again here at The Tuppenny. This week we are delighted to be able to present the folk-pop-tastic Phil Cooper and our very own team member Sarah C Ryan!
Phil is 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.
Having been the frontman for The Haiku for 6 years, 2012 saw him go it alone, and play a host of solo shows, including highly successful support slots for Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Dave McPherson (InMe). During his live shows, he makes a real connection with the crowd, often starting and finishing the shows entirely unplugged and shunning the stage to stand right in among the captivated audience.
According to her very own write-up, “Like your favourite cocktail, Sarah C. Ryan is a singer-songwriter who blends the coolness of a fresh mojito with the wildness of a woo-woo… ” so there you go. All we know is she is a fab bar-tender and colleague who has a neat line in lovely folky pop tunes herself.
Usual details apply, but essentially, music kicks off at 8.30pm and is free to enter
April 12th features a rather cool little show that has come together as something of a surprise. After both originally billed acts pulled out, it was a a rather pleasing set of circumstances that led to this line up pulling together suddenly.
Heading the night is a special show from SoP regular Moleville – Cotswolds based musician and enigma Steve Skinley. Moleville is an intimate, quirky, late night kind of project – rough-hewn yet sensitive, bittersweet pop songs featuring piano, toy synths and a broken guitar. He is putting the finishing touches to his brand new EP “Dynamite” which will be launched at the show. We were such fans of last year’s debut album from him that we have jumped at the chance to help introduce this new collection.
What we have heard of it so far has been unfinished, but even in this incomplete state, it is still head and shoulders above much of superficial nonsense doing the rounds currently. Once again, these songs are based around rolling piano riffs, with simple beats, effects and sounds layered subtly over the top, with his signature use of toys and battered old instruments, leaving music that charms, haunts and hypnotises. The simplicity of much of the recordings are in perfect contrast to the trademark depth and sombre nature of the lyrics, words that ensure Moleville remains one of the most vital songwriters to the local scene.
In support we are stoked to welcome back Salisbury trio TriAmi, a band where hushed folktronica meets chilled acoustica, and the harmonies, oh my god the harmonies, well, you’ll just have to come along and see what I mean but bring something to wipe the tears away with.
Music from 8.30, entry free. Full details available HERE.