Friday Live

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!

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Fri 11 Jan 2019

Let's Get Quizzical

Monthly quiz night! 

£2 entry per person, free chips at the interval.

Winning team takes the pot.

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 18 Jan 2019

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 25 Jan 2019

Troy Redfern's Showcase Evening

Our in-house guitar tutor, Troy Redfern, will be inviting his students to take the stage and showcase their talent. Free Entry. Open to public.

Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 1 Feb 2019

Let's Get Quizzical

Monthly quiz night! 

£2 entry per person, free chips at the interval.

Winning team takes the pot.

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 15 Feb 2019

Friday Live: Jacob & Drinkwater

Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater - Alt folk duo

Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new folk'  by BBC6 music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2 magazine. 

The duo's dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added complement of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix.

'Really stop you in your tacks' - Fresh on the net

'Inventive and thrilling' - R2: Rock n Reel

'One of our best artists' - BBC Devon Introducing 

'Definitely one to watch out for' - Late Junction BBC Radio 3

'A fresh and uplifting sound'  -Folk Radio UK

'stand out new Folk...superb...excellent' - Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 22 Feb 2019

Friday Live: Bity Booker

Bity Booker is a folk singer and songwriter based in London. Her songs are mostly voice and classical guitar with a few whimsical touches such as bells, musical saw, and sparrow sounds, but the effect is mystical, mainly due to Bity's precise, hypnotic fingerpicking style and elastic voice. 
Bity grew up in the Italian countryside in a house with many animals including ‘Dodo’ the crow, ‘Freddy’ the fox, and ‘Willy’ the hedgehog. This strong connection with nature has had a peculiar influence in her songwriting. Her music brings subtle strains of the 1960s psychedelic magic and genuine and original storytelling. Be prepared to delve deep into Bity Booker’s musical world and listen to fantastic stories, each song a character with a timeless personality and melody.
 

"The vibes on this EP are that of the subtle strains of the psychedelic that can be felt as the sun warms a pastoral landscape, driving away the morning mist from the fields and hollows."  The Modern Folk of America

“Extraordinary, the one, the only Bity Booker. She is a truly magical singer and guitar player, with a great personality and some brilliant self-penned songs.”  Mondegreen Folk Club, London UK

“Bity Booker has a hypnotic playing style and bewitching voice that will leave you entranced." Chandelier Room Melbourne, Australia

“Vashti Bunyan meets Joanna Newson in an excellently original melting pot of folk roots and psychedelic whimsy." Goldmine Social Club, London UK

“Alt-folk with an healthy dash of quirk, there is a little bit of Joan Baez hiding in there, and maybe also some Ane Brun and Edie Brickwell." Chris Karousel Music, London UK

 

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Fri 1 Mar 2019

Let's Get Quizzical

Monthly quiz night! 

£2 entry per person, free chips at the interval.

Winning team takes the pot.

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 8 Mar 2019

Friday Live: Mica Jane

Mica Jane is an Indie Folk singer songwriter.

Her culturally mixed background has inspired her to write music that infuses different walks of life. Though her core is Folk she doesn't shy away from incorporating the sounds of Reggae with charismatic bass lines and keeping an uplifting feel with African + Indie Rock inspired beats and grooves. She has hit the ground running with her newly formed four piece band touring around London, Guildford and Basingstoke. Aspiring to capture the poetic visceral power of Bob Marley’s lyrics combined with the fascinating and sweet melodies of the Staves, Mica Jane's warm and witty storytelling is not to be missed.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 15 Mar 2019

Friday Live: Spindle Ensemble

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as MoondogEric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.

Spindle Ensemble features pianist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Inzani, Caelia Lunniss (violin), Harriet Riley(tuned percussion) and Jo Silverston (cello).

“Spindle Ensemble Bea (Adderwell Music): represent the best of the latest swathe of modern classical to hit theartsdesk on Vinyl.” The Arts Desk

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 22 Mar 2019

Friday Live: Wednesday's Wolves

Wednesday's Wolves are Chrissy Renker and Ysabelle Durant, a female contemporary folk duo from Oxfordshire. Both third culture kids, they met while at school in Sri Lanka although their musical collaboration didn't start until they had both finished University. They first started playing and writing original material together in 2013. Since forming the band they have been playing at venues around the UK, mainly London and Oxfordshire, and have performed on the same bill as Amber Run, Seafret, Flyte, Beth Rowley, and Iain Archer. In 2017 their song "Off This Earth" was played on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Huw Stephens who went on to select it as his BBC Introducing Tip Of The Week. They were also invited to perform at BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify 2017 in London. 

Their songs use simple guitar riffs and vocal harmonies combined with percussive instruments such as cajon and glockenspiel to create emotive and evocative music, usually with a melancholic edge. 

“…Chrissy and Ysabelle each have vocal textures reminiscent of a mix of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant, and together are able to create some incredible harmonies”
- Top Five Records 2014

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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