Saturday Shenanigans

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 12 Oct 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Bright Shiners

Bright Shiners are an acapella singing group from around Hebden Bridge in The heart of the Pennines, performing in a fantastically wide range of musical styles.  You’ll love their inimitable approach – gorgeous, rich harmonies performed with verve, and a relaxed vibe that belies their vocal precision.  They are a free-wheeling, fun-loving bunch, comfortable in any genre, and with a great rapport. They will showcase 20th Century American popular classics - Cole Porter,  George Gershwin and arrangements by Manhattan Transfer amongst others - alongside spirituals and folk based music. 

 

Characterised by beautifully blended voices and moving performances, Due Voci have appeared regularly at regional musical venues and events. They will share some of their gorgeous and witty repertoire and will perform a variety of Folk and Opera, including some lovely light hearted pieces by Rossini and Brahms.

‘They know how, not just to sing, but to reach out to  and embrace an audience and send them away warmed and rewarded'. Halifax Evening Courier.

 There will be an informal open mike session 10 – 11 pm after the main show.

 Tickets £8 adv available from Radnor House, Church Street, Hay-on-Wye by popping in, calling 01497 821180, or emailing enquiries@radnorhousehay.co.uk.  Doors open 7.30 pm, show starts 8 pm

 

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 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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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 7 Dec 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Jack Mac's Funk Pack

Drawing influence from both New Orleans and traditional funk artists, Jack Mac’s Funk Pack is making a strong presence felt in the South Wales and South West England music scenes.  Featuring a line up of talented musicians, the music is an eclectic mixture of melodic tunes, grooving rhythms and soulful harmonies, which demonstrates the full capacity of the band’s abilities.  The Funk Pack is continuously looking to innovate and expand it’s repertoire and sound using both new and old sources of inspiration.
Book tickets £7.00 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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