May 2007 LISTINGS     HOME
Tue 1
Boo Hewerdine
plus Andy Griffiths
£7adv £8door

Folk-pop singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine founded cult favourites The Bible, who scored a minor hit with Honey Be Good before disbanding in 1988. Hewerdine teamed up with Texas performer Darden Smith for 1989's Evidence, followed in 1992 by his solo debut, Ignorance. After briefly reforming the Bible, he returned in ‘96 with Baptist Hospital; Thanksgiving followed three years later.
Wed 2

Carrie Rodriguez
plus Tim O’Reagan (The Jayhawks) & Jim Boquist and Emily Barker
£8adv £10door

“The swagger and attitude Carrie flaunts on her excellent solo debut comes as quite a shock. There's a real earthiness in both Carrie's singing and fiddle playing on a series of colourful neo-country songs. She's hot and steamy one minute on the outrageously seductive 50s French Movies, and pure Nashville the next on the Tammy-esque I Don't Want To Play House.” - Mojo
Thu 3

P.J. & Peggy
plus James Harries
You all know and love Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and P.J. Wright of Little Johnny England. Dave is a Birmingham lad who’s played bass with Fairport Convention for over '30 years and has also toured with Jethro Tull. P.J. hails from Leicester and toured as lead guitarist with Steve Gibbons in the '80s and '90s before forming Little Johnny England.

Fri 4 Rebel Music (Bob Marley Tribute)
£8door £10door
This ten piece West Midlands based band pay authentic tribute to Kingstown Jamaica's finest son. Touching on all aspects of Bob Marley’s career, they cover many of The Wailers classic songs including: Trench Town, No Woman No Cry, Stir it Up and Buffalo Soldiers. Featuring both backing singers and a full horn section this fantastic band, that has close links with Steel Pulse, guarantees a great nights entertainment.
Sat 5   The Yarbles
plus The Chairman, Ego Armalade, The Dandelions
BLUB presents the best of Leicester’s unsigned bands.
Sun 6 Bruce Molsky
plus Meg Cavanaugh
£6adv £7door
With guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from a broad range of cultures over the past two decades - synthesizing them to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his own. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky’s influences also include the haunting strains of Irish music and the rhythmic music of Eastern Europe.
Mon 7
Tue 8 Cosmic American Music presents…
The Sadies
Toronto based foursome The Sadies, are no ordinary band. Their sound is a breathless rush of punk, surf, bluegrass, spaghetti Western instrumentals and cosmic country rock. At home on any stage they're on,the band's mind-blowing technical dexterity, coupled with their almost careless stage presence and reckless aesthetic, add up to make their live shows very special events.
Wed 9 Roger Wilson & Karen Tweed
plus Corinne West

Mercurial accordionist Karen Tweed is well known for her work with The Kathryn Tickell Band and The Poozies. Roger is a former member of The House Band and has collaborated with Martin Carthy, Kate Rusby and Pete Morton. Both are highly respected and sought after in their individual capacities and the combined awe inspiring musicianship promises to reach the limits of imagination.
Thu 10   Phil Beer
plus Phil Hare
Show Of Hands fiddle player performs solo.
Fri 11 Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes
Hailed as Europe’s foremost blues harmonica exponent, Paul Lamb has won countless awards, sold record-breaking quantities of albums and performed the world over with his long-standing musical compatriots The Kingsnakes. “Better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come.” - Blueprint. “They play blues in the same way Brando used to straddle a Triumph. Lazily, cocksure and coolly aggressive.” - Blues & Rhythm.
Sat 12

plus Bingo Little
One of the most faithful tribute bands you could hope to hear, KeepitCASH perform over forty songs from the canon of Cash work. The show is a musical journey through the heart of America. Johnny Cash was an American icon, the last great rebel kicking against the pricks until the final curtain fell. KeepitCASH are keeping the legend alive in a stunningly authentic way.

Sun 13   Closed
Mon 14
Tue 15 Gringo Star
plus Sunday Club and Oliver Kennett
By condensing a palette of swirling and innovative guitar voyages and a sweat-soaked and baroque punk ethos that loses itself in carpet-crawling majesty, Gringo Star have emerged as Atlanta’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll sons. Crafting an art-damaged and intense presence, the group’s sound falls somewhere between The Animals, Motown and The Kinks: sexy, humble and unmovable.
Wed 16 Little Toby Walker
plus Chris Armason
"It's obvious that Toby Walker is one of the most enjoyable artists in the world." - Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin. "Walker's guitar work is inspired. His finger picking is as intricate as any linen finery... A pinch of Piedmont, a dash of Delta, a solid Chicago undercurrent. A brilliant, remarkable guitarist." - Blues Revue. "A real killer with fantastic technique. He just knocks me out." - John Hammond.
Thu 17   Access To Music
Social event for Access To Music students.
Fri 18   Mick Pini Band
Local blues guitar ace brings it on home.
Sat 19  

Simon ‘Honey Boy’ Hicklin’
Steady rockin’ blues from harmonica master Hicklin’.

Sun 20 Geoff Muldaur
plus Blues Connection
One of the great voices to emerge from the American folk/blues scene. Geoff has recorded with Paul Butterfield, his then wife Maria, Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia. "His voice is so unusual that the music he sings becomes little more than a jumping-off point." - The New York Times. "There are only three white blues singers and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them." - Richard Thompson.
Mon 21
Tue 22   Rory McLeod
plus Sam Carter
Barnstorming performance from eclectic folk/roots man.
Wed 23 Katy Moffat
plus Greg Gent
“It is not just the voice, it is also the quality of the songwriting. When you add all this to a masterful microphone technique and accomplished guitar playing, it seems almost unbelievable that Katy Moffatt's talents have never been recognized by a major record label.” -Country Music Round-Up. “If ever there was the perfect singer/songwriter, it is Katy Moffatt.” - Daily Express.
Thu 24   Vin Garbutt
plus The Nasby Square Trio
English folk/roots legend.
Fri 25

Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys
Thu 25 £8
Ricky Cool has fronted many great bands, including The Icebergs, Ricky Cool & The Rialtos and The Texas Turkeys. Ricky also teamed up with Robert Plant to form the Honey Drippers, before teaming up with ex Chicken Shack and Savoy Brown bassist Andy Silvester and Mike Sanchez to form The Big Town Playboys. Featuring the hottest players from Birmingham's Rock ‘n’ Roll and R'n'b scene the Hoola Boola Boys sure know how to throw a party.

Sat 26   Howard Smith & The Razors
Soulful, slide driven r’n’b from Howard and the boys.
Sun 27   Closed
Matt Berry and Jonas 3 has been cancelled
Mon 28
Tue 29 The Paperboys
plus Kendal Carson and The Cave
£7adv £8door
The Paperboys are an astonishingly eclectic folk-rock quintet from Canada. “The Paperboys know how to grab melody hooks in pop friendly songs...while fast and flashy banjo and whistles pace the jigs and reels.” - Dirty Linen. “If you don't believe a jig can shred, listen to The Paperboys.” - Seattle Rocket. “The most exuberant band I've heard in ages...breathtaking.” - Folk Roots.
Wed 30 The Acoustic Collective presents…
Woodstock featuring Liz Allen, Skatz, Kate Easton.
Thu 31   Findley Webster
plus The Puppets and Daisy B
Fearless indie rock grooves.


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