You know them well! We love Speedgums here at the globe and what is Summer without your delectable dose of rough and ready jazz and blues?! Keep your eye out for the invited friends they'll be bringing along too!
This month, we can’t wait to welcome Neil Younger, a Cardiff based band formed around the love for alt folk legend Neil Young. Don’t miss your chance to hear this atmospheric set!
Join us this July for our Summer Ceilidh on our lovely newly fitted floors! Local professional Ceilidh band Crannog will be here to get legs stomping, hands clapping and pulses racing! All ages and families welcome.
WITH A DISTINCTIVE VOICE, BLUESY HARMONICA AND RHYTHMIC GUITAR PICKING, ROBERT JACKSON'S SONGS CLEVERLY WEAVE TOGETHER ADVENTURE, BITTER ROMANCE AND SYNCHRONICITY WITH "THOUGHT PROVOKING, WELL CRAFTED LYRICS" (GORDON GILTRAP) AND A "STRONG, SOULFUL VOICE" (FATEA MAGAZINE) UNDERPINNED BY ISAAC COLLIER'S ENCHANTING AND OFTEN IMPROVISED CELLO GIVING THIS FOLK GROUP A REFRESHING AND IMPULSIVE EDGE.
THE BAND IS CURRENTLY EXPLORING THEIR SOUND AS A TRIO WITH THE ADDITION OF APPALACHIAN SONGWRITER, ALICIA BEST ON FIDDLE AND VOCALS, BRINGING TIGHT VOCAL HARMONIES WITH SOUTHERN SOUL.
Funk, Soul, Ska, Reggae, Collective, Breaks; these guys know their music! This month, we've decided to collaborate with this organisation to bring you a night of great quality ska and reggae.
The Medlars are a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. Their music is raw and rhythmically driven with orchestral and psychedelic undertones, layering melodies and harmonies to illuminate their ‘acid-sharp observational lyrics’. They formed after meeting at university in 2016 through Jimmy Grayburn, who at the time was performing as a solo artist. His lyrics tackle issues around environmentalism, homelessness and austerity cuts and are accompanied by the Medlars’ unique and frank sound.
‘...an intense, elevating listening experience. The album is as intricate as it is diverse; as entertaining as it is thought-provoking... An album to treasure and a band to watch out for.’ Folk Radio UK
The Trio is the side-project of the duo Lindsay & Isaac with Vinícius Galant.
Vini is a new talented and active Brazilian songwriter, while the Duo has a 17-year-old musical background, including more than 400 shows around South Brazil.
The Trio started their path in 2016 January. Driven by their mutual admiration for The Beatles, the Trio went towards creating original and intimate renditions of Fab four songs.
Their first work together was the video for 'Junk' (McCartney), which got very positive feedback online and earned the Trio an invitation for "The Fest", in New York. Their second work came out as a tribute to Revolver's 50th anniversary: the single "She Said She Said" featuring an exclusive illustration by Klaus Voorman for the cover art. It was released at BH Beatleweek (Brazil) on Revolver's anniversary: August 5th.
After only one year together, the success of the videos and the live performances are taking the Trio to their first international shows at the International Beatleweek 2017.
In the UK, the Trio aims to show a set consisting of original songs (from the Duo L&I and Vinícius Galant) and some versions of Beatles songs.
Gypsy Jazz, classic songs, mellow clarinet tones, and driving Bari sax, all under pinned by the tight swing of vibrant guitar and bass. Bartoune have a fresh sound and variety of instruments and rhythms to keep any audience interested!
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