Friday Live

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Friday Live: Natalie Holmes

Bristol-based singer/ songwriter Natalie Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet somehow invigorating pop, with honey-toned vocals and an incredible depth to every song.

“The inventive but familiar, simple but complex. She writes the kind of tunes that get inside your head and don’t let go” -BBC Introducing

"Rushing towards that emphatic finale, it's an inspired return from a songwriter we shall enjoy watching develop over the coming months and years." 
CLASH 

"This is a vibrant and rich return for an artist who has rekindled her love for songwriting. " 
Record of The Day

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Fri 26 Oct 2018

Friday Live: Gitta de Ridder + John Charles

Gitta de Ridder is an Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter who performs with a purity and simplicity that would melt the heart of even the greatest cynic. Where the poetry of words meets the honesty and rawness of folk music Gitta manages to bring in a lightness and pop-edge without losing sight of meaning and authenticity.

“Feathers is a holistic singer-songwriting performance of the highest order, gentle, simple yet ultimately stunning” - 4* R2 Magazine

“In a world where there’s no shortage of fine female singer/songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder’s up there with the best of them” - ‘Acoustic Magazine UK’ 

Support comes from John Charles

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Fri 2 Nov 2018

Let's Get Quizzical!

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee, all takings will go to the winning team!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 16 Nov 2018

Friday Live: Broken Bones Matilda + Duncan McCorkindale

Broken Bones Matilda is comprised of two childhood friends from the West country. Their music is inspired by Americana and yet deeply rooted in the English countryside; with raspy vocals, melodic harmonies and an enchanting band supporting them, their sound is both innocent and dark.

"If you have ever wondered what it would sound like if Nick Cave wrote songs for Fleetwood Mac, the answer might just lie somewhere in Madeleine, the latest release from Broken Bones Matilda."

Support comes from Duncan McCorkindale bringing his signature mix of covers and originals, journeying through guitar, slide, banjo, harmonica and loop pedal. 

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Fri 23 Nov 2018

Friday Live: The Rosellys + Brent Lee

The Rosellys are self-described as British Americana.

“The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion” - R2 4/5 Stars

"The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana" - Nashville Over Here

Support comes from Brent Lee

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Fri 30 Nov 2018

Let's Get Quizzical

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee per person - winner takes the pot!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 14 Dec 2018

Friday Live: Christmas Village Quire

The Village Quire sing thrilling, unaccompanied West Gallery music, folk harmony, shape note and catches. Come and enjoy what the Welsh call - Hwyl - "heart and soul" of music, delivered with their very own Christmas cheer. Join us in supporting this local group by getting in the festive spirit.

A real Christmas treat! 

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Fri 21 Dec 2018

Christmas Ceilidh

Life Of Riley Ceilidhs are strictly for fun and those that don't want to take it all too seriously! No previous experience is needed as the caller will guide you through the dances, none of which are too complicated. Songs and tunes are performed between dances to allow everyone to get their breath back. 

We do love a Ceilidh!

 

 

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