Sat 21 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Dessie Magee

“Dessie Magee’s vocals were outstanding on ‘Maze'” – BBC Radio 1

Irish folk/rock singer-songwriter Dessie Magee draws influence from the likes of Hozier, Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff andFink, though not leaving his heavy roots behind.

“…an energetic and powerful folk music that takes us from the first seconds of the song.” – Music For Your Heart 

Selling out headline shows across the UK and has appeared at Brighton Festival and Fringe Festival and had great success touring America the summer of 2017. His debut single ‘Maze’ was picked as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Day’, The Unsigned Guide’s ‘Track Of The Month’, which spent over a month in the top five of the French charts and racked up over 100,000 video views. He has received support from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6, and BBC Radio Ulster.

 “Magee possesses that raw, poetic passion that few singer-songwriters can harness. His husky voice and powerful delivery and it’s absolutely addictive." - Medium.com

“Amazing and powerful vocals” – Wolf in Suit

 

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 28 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Butcher's Dog Show!

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The Sundown Jazz SocietyJakey Boy Hughes and your hosts The Butcher’s Dogs!

‘The Butcher’s Dog Show’ is BACK organised by the quirky ol’ Butcher’s Dogs band personnel - for the purposes of - reasons to be cheerful in the dreary Shires, - the dance floor jumpin’ about committee - and by order of the singalong. Giving opportunities to aspiring song-and-dance people, open mic sensations and the occasional bona fide legend the whole of the Herefordshire & Powys county over!

An alternative to the local open mic homogeny.

Tickets are £3 advance and £5 on the door - CASH ONLY! 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 19 Oct 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Luke Doherty Band

The Award-winning Luke Doherty Band continue their shows with a stop in Hay!

FORM UKBlues Awards - “Artist of the Year for Wales 2018” and Doc's - Best Male Artist 2015. 

Luke has played at many Festivals and Blues Clubs, including: Upton, Abertillery, Tenby, Colne, Mar­yport, Gloucester, Bentworth, Furnace, Green Valley, Doncaster, Norwich, Whitby, Blackburn, Frome, Radford Mill, Brecon Jazz, Upton Jazz, Llandeilo Jazz, Basingstoke Blues Club, Tubby’s Blues Club, Borough Blues Club, Blues Review, Blues At The Farm, Cambridge Rock Festival, and the 100 Club London, to name a few.

The band had the privileged to share the stage with Eric Bell, Kerk Fletcher, Ian Paker, Chantel McGregor, Laurence Jones and Mike Zito. 

2015 was an exciting year for Luke and the band. The release of their first all original album, Six Strings and a Stetson, which has had numerous air play, which has led to Luke winning Best Male Artist Award, and a track from the album being included in a list for one of best songs of 2015.

The band's new album "Night and Day” is available to stream now!

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sat 26 Oct 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Hoodoo Blue

Formed in March 2018 by Missy Edwards and Jools Bath who had previously performed in Somerset’s alternative rock band 'Missart' and Bristol based alt rockers 'Treacle Eater'. Jools has a long history of musical performance having played guitar in West Country cajun folk rock band 'K-Passa' and he currently performs alongside Reef bassist Jack Bessant in his side project 'The Cheddar Experiment Band’ (Ched Ex). This is where he recruited the talents of Oli Lee (Bass) and Pibby (Drums) to join Missy (Vocals) and himself (Guitar) to form Hoodoo Blue. Their first gig was supporting the Ched Ex Band and this led to performances in venues and festivals across England and Wales in 2018 and 2019. Hoodoo Blue released their first EP (Break) in January 2019 and are excited to be going back into the studio in early October 2019 to record their first album.

In October 2019 they recorded their debut EP 'Break' in Orchard Recording Studios Somerset, which was then mastered by Matt Colton of Alchemy Studios in London. The title track 'Break' was released in January 2019 on all major digital download platforms, with its first airplay on Glastonbury FM. The other tracks 'Lost and Found' and 'Heal the Pain' will follow. A physical copy of their EP will be available to purchase on CD at live events.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 9 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Washboard Resonators

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, hokum, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. 
An evening of great fun for people all ages and musical tastes this one is not to be missed!

Doors open 8pm / Starts at 8:30pm.

Buy your tickets here

Community event 8.30pm
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Sat 16 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'

Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is gutsy folk rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

The band celebrate a decade in music in 2019 and will commemorate this with their 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour' in the Autumn.

Blackbeard's Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more.

Their most recent release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. The record brings with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.

 

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - R2

 

‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ - The Telegraph

 

‘Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music

 

recently. In short: they make shanties chic’ -Roger Crow, Huffington Post

‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ - fRoots 

 

‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines

http://www.blackbeardsteaparty.com/

 

Book tickets £9.00 8.00pm
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Fri 22 Nov 2019

Friday Live: The Black Eyed Dogs feat. Ethan Johns

Join The Black Eyed Dogs for an intimate trio show at The Globe in Hay-on-Wye. Helmed by one of the fathers of Americana, Ethan Johns, Black Eyed Dogs have been receiving rave reviews for their compelling live performances.

Dedicated supporters of the independent music scene, The Dogs' latest record “Revelator” is a live album, currently only available on vinyl and made specifically for record store day. The band, including members Nick Pini (bass), Georgina Leach (fiddle), Zero Quixote (guitar), Dan See (drums) and Chris Hillman (pedal steel) are always on the road. Here are a few words from those who have seen and heard Black Eyed Dogs play:

“The other big performance on Friday was Black Eyed Dogs. You won't see a tighter band... their live version of 'Revelator' is possibly the most epic song currently being performed today. It ebbs and flows, hits breakneck jamming before slowing to a roll, quite honestly it's the song of the weekend.” - Digital fix (Black Deer Festival))

“Providing one of the festival’s highlights... the band challenged each other with swift musicianship, electric energy and a euphoric air of joy which was nothing short of intoxicating." - Line of best fit (Black Deer Festival)

“A trip through space and time via the folk roots of new world music.. the songs are incredible..” (Shindig)

Tickets are £10 - CASH ONLY. Available from the globe prior to the event and on the door. 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 23 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Kizzy Crawford

"A star in the making. Not only a great songwriter but also an experienced, polished performer." Stereoboard. 

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 23 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just a few years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma. Kizzy has played as support artist for Gruff Rhys, Newton Faulkner, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and has performed alongside Cerys Matthews at the House of Commons, Westminster. 

"Wonderful" Reverend Richard Coles, BBC Radio 4.

Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC One and the Six Nations advert campaign. Kizzy won the 'Brwydr Y Bandiau' at the National Eisteddfod 2013. She also won a Welsh Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record her first EP 'Temporary Zone'  with Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran 'Thinking Out Loud' co-writer).

"She's overflowing with a comfortable self-confidence and has every right to be" Big Issue.

Kizzy has played many gigs including shows at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, Glastonbury, London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Hay Festival, Festival No 6, Dinefwr Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference, Blissfields, Wakestock, Abergavenny Food Festival (where she performed her single Golden Brown live on BBC Radio 4) and the Prince Edward Island Festival, Canada. 

Kizzy is thrilled to be releasing her debut album in 2019. 

"Real talent" Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1.

"So good" Jo Wiley, BBC Radio 2.

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Sat 14 Dec 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Taynee Lord & The Crookes

Among the clan of electric guitars Taynee Lord sits upon her vocal thrown, producing a heady mix of anthemic hooks and commanding lyrics. Taynee claims to be “No queen bee” but prepare yourself for high octane country twang, walking bass and songs that tuck themselves into a bed of twisted pop.

At age 10 Taynee watched Dolly Parton live in Cardiff, this performance changed everything! It catapulted Taynee in to the world of Country music where she has firmly put down roots. In 2019 Taynee Lord and the Crookes were nominated for Artiste of the Year by British Country AirPlay.

Taynee Lord & The Crookes give you music for sunsets and highways from Bristol to Nashville.

The gig will follow on from The Winter Wonderland so be sure to make a night of it! 

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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