March 2007 LISTINGS     HOME
Thu 1   The Queensberry Rules
plus Table Nine
Fri 2

Black Diamond Heavies
plus Last Band and Brothers Aureus
Hailing from East Nashville, The Black Diamond Heavies are urgent, raw and full of ass-shaking soul. Their live sound is both "Pentecostal" and "demon possessed". Most of their material is original, although tributes to gods, generals, heroes, and vampires such as John Lee Hooker, T-Model Ford, Muddy Waters and Tom Waits are often thrown in. The Heavies are continuously gaining momentum on their quest to unleash their punk-ass blues across the face of the earth.

Sat 3

Stiff Naked Fools
plus The Vibtronics
Ambitious reggae band The Stiff Naked Fools might be from the streets of Leicester but their hearts are in Trench-town, Jamaica. Their catchy, accessible sound, much appreciated by fans of great ‘70s reggae acts such as Gregory Isaacs and Toots and The Maytals, has been perfected over five years of constant rehearsal and performance.

Sun 4 Skaville UK
Skaville UK are a celebration of 40 years of Ska music performed by some of the UK’s top players. Skaville UK comprises Nick Welsh, bassist for Bad Manners and The Selecter, original Bad Manners keyboard player Martin Stewart, Bad Manners guitarist Louis Alphonso and drummer Al Fletcher who drummed with the late great Laurel Aitken amongst many others. Guest players include ex-Body Snatcher/Special AKA singer Rhoda Dakar, reggae legend Dave Barker and trombonist Rico Rodriguez.
Mon 5
Tue 6

Po Girl
plus Andy Griffiths

Vagabond lullabies, beat-poetry, inner-city blues. These urban minstrels pen harmony drenched melodies to warm your toes. Take the bellow of the blues, the wail of a gypsy fiddle, punk-rock street poetry, a Cajun love song and depression-era jazz, mix it all up and add some old R&B. This music is rich with musical influences, sweetness, grit and soul. The current line-up of Po Girl is Trish Klein of the Be Good Tanyas, Allison Russell, and Awna Teixeira.

Wed 7

David Wyatt
plus Eugene James
Thu 8

David Nelson & Banana
plus The Smokey Grass Mountain Boys
£8adv, £10door
David Nelson was a founding member of The New Riders of the Purple Sage and also contributed to the classic Grateful Dead albums, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Banana was a founding member of The Youngbloods. David and Banana are touring as an acoustic duo with a repertoire that covers bluegrass, traditional country and folk with a little psychedelia thrown in for good measure.

Fri 9 Cold Flame
plus support
Cold Flame are one of the most exciting and original progressive rock bands in the country. Formed in 1984, they have established themselves as one of the most innovative bands on the circuit playing all over England and Europe whilst releasing a number of acclaimed albums. For the past six years Cold Flame have successfully performed their renowned Jethro Tull tribute show and are acknowledged as one of the U.K’s leading Jethro Tull tribute acts. Cold Flame play in a variety of musical styles that encompass the blues, as well as elements of folk, jazz and the full spectrum of rock.
Sat 10

Marcus Malone Band
plus Al Brown Band
Funky, hard-driving blues and soul are put through a musical blender by this Detroit bluesman and his superb band to produce a hybrid that is at once both rocking and essential. Marcus is currently working on his new album which features a wide array of material varying from gospel to heavy rock vibes. His live shows are always nothing short of electrifying and should not be missed!

Sun 11   Closed
Mon 12

Tue 13

Winter are a Swedish band that draw on rock, pop, Americana, folk, roots and blues. Propelled by Anna Lena's clever, incisive lyrics and charismatic stage presence they are as powerful as anything around right now. Influence wise, you can hear bits of Lucinda Williams, 10,000 Maniacs and Fleetwood Mac, but the band's origins are so skilfully assimilated it's impossible to pinpoint exactly where all this comes from.

Wed 14

Rocky Athas Band
plus David Bristow
An often over-looked Texas guitar legend, Rocky Athas is the embodiment of the consummate Texas guitarist. He even has the magazine article to prove it. BUDDY magazine included him in it's 'Texas Tornadoes' group, composed of the Top 10 guitar players in the Lone Star State, as picked by the editors of BUDDY. Other respected guitar slingers that made the line-up included Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Jimmy Vaughn and Johnny Winter.

Thu 15  

Access To Music
Social event for Access To Music students.

Fri 16

Nicky Moore and The Blues Corporation
Nicky Moore has been playing and singing since the dawn of man. In various incarnations Nicky has had five hits in the singles charts, had hit LP's, appeared in Bob Dylan 'Hearts of Fire' and Nicky Moore and the Blues Corporation have been voted the countries top live blues band by Radio 2 listeners. His bands have included Samson, Mammoth, Uli John Roth & Electric Sun, Mister Big Stuff and the Nicky Moore and the aforementioned Blues Corporation.

Sat 17

Edgar Broughton Band
plus Los Federales
£15adv, £17door
Songs such as 'Out Demons Out' and appearances at free concerts made The Edgar Broughton Band popular on the radical fringe during the '60s and they were often thought of as "punk before it was punk". They were anti-establishment and their stated aim was "subverting what's above". They played outside the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 as a protest against the overpricing of the gig. Following a lengthy hiatus the band reformed in 2006.

Sun 18 Closed
Mon 19

Tue 20

Magic Teapot presents…
Cherry Ghost
plus support
Inspired by the beautiful melancholy of acts such as Sparklehorse, Smog and Johnny Cash, Manchester based, Simon Aldred said bye to the back of a van and his hairy-arsed band, locked himself in a room and brushed up his production skills to bring us the life affirming recordings of Cherry Ghost.

Wed 21   Weekend Warriors
You’re Never Too Old to Rock and Roll, just ask The Stones! Final gig of the Weekend Warriors programme run by Sheehan's Music.
Thu 22 Tanglefoot
plus Kevin Buxton’s Contraband
£8adv, £10door
Intelligent, well-written folk-influenced songs played with hell-bent, rampaging abandon… that may be why Tanglefoot were once described as "Stan Rogers meets Van Halen." Tanglefoot are a thunderous live band with a reputation for spectacular vocal harmonies. They are also a band of adept songwriters who specialize in portraying the Canadian experience. And after more than twenty years of performing, this Canadian roots institution is stronger than ever.
Fri 23
John Butler & Rick Willson
plus Jessica Blake
Diesel Park West’s creative star is well and truly on the rise again, what with an excellent new album Blood & Grace due in April as well as recent live tributes to both the Byrds and The Band under their belts. Frontmen John Butler & Rick Willson are no less impressive when performing unplugged, playing a mixture of Diesel Park West favourites and songs from many of their ‘60s West Coast heroes such as Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY and the aforementioned Byrds.
Sat 24 The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
plus Dirty Backbeats and The Forty Fours
The career of legendary ‘God Of Hellfire’, Arthur Brown has been in re-ascendance since his return to these shores almost a decade ago. Touring as The Crazy Acoustic World of Arthur Brown with Nick Pynn on violin, guitar, lap dulcimer and bass pedals, Arthur has completed two highly successful tours of the UK during the 1990s punctuated by several high profile festival appearances, including an absolute peach at Glastonbury.
Sun 25   The Horror, The Horror
plus support
Mon 26
Tue 27 Lana
plus Jinder and Stevie Jones and Christian Bell Young
£4adv, £5door
With a mental archive stocked full of Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina, Janis Joplin, Ella, Nina, Sarah Vaughn and a bit of rock n roll, Lana writes amazing songs inspired by the tunes of days gone by. Now appearing with her all-acoustic band.
Wed 28 Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
plus Adrian Nation
£7adv, £8door

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings is a labour of love for Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson. All three have successful solo careers, in their native Canada, garnering numerous individual awards and nominations. Their sound encompasses folk, rock, ballads and even surf instrumentals. Their latest album Lets Frolic was recorded at the legendary Bearsville Studio with guest appearances from Garth Hudson (The Band), Daniel Lanois, Pam Tillis and Wayne Jackson (The Memphis Horns).
Thu 29   Steve Parker
The Acoustic Collective presents…
Fri 30   Joel Evans Band
plus Semaphore and Just Norris and Belvoir Sweet
Sat 31 Split Whiskers
plus Jack of Hearts Band
If you enjoy rough and tumble blues based slide playing and finger-snapping, foot-tapping, rock 'n' roll, then here is your chance to hear them played by Split Whiskers in their unique style. This Cambridge based six piece are a terrific live band that specialises in the blues, skiffle, gypsy jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. A mixed bag of young 'n' old misfits, they bring a lively new slant to the blues.


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