Nov
24
Fri
Keith James in Concert
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

 

Keith James in Concert – The Songs of Leonard Cohen. His wonderful Tower of Songs –  stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual.

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard’s passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!..

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only 3 weeks before his death – produced by his son, Adam.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times

‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland

‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’   The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine

 

Doors: 7.30pm

Starts: 8.00pm

Tickets: £12.00

Tickets available online or from the Foxlowe Gallery (upstairs Wednesday-Saturday).  Otherwise in the Cafe downstairs.  Both are open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Nov
25
Sat
Ferocious Dog – 3 Piece Acoustic
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Off the back of a busy summer of festivals, sold-out shows and excursions into Europe, Ferocious Dog are hitting the road with a run of intimate 3-piece shows. Bringing deeply personal lyrics, infused with folk, rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations to the masses, Ken Bonsall, Dan Booth and John Leonard will be whipping up a musical maelstrom in a slightly more personal setting than their recent sold-out shows or main-stage festival slots have allowed. It is certainly not a show to be missed!

Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).

2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog. From playing Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, to sharing the stage with The Levellers on their sold out European and UK tour in November and December and many sold out shows in-between. Ferocious Dog left the audience under no doubt that they had witnessed a band that has the talent and passion to go on to dominate the folk/punk music scene.

Dec
9
Sat
The Situation Presents…
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm

THE SITUATION PRESENTS…….
10’O CLOCK CHEMICAL, PROM, MOUSES, INDIGO, FOOT SPA, and JUB JUB

Tickets= £5

All ages

Jan
18
Thu
Limehouse Lizzy
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm

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Limehouse Lizzy continues to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.

From various T.V. appearances to actually being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy enter their 21st year with their most explosive show and critically-acclaimed line-up yet

Tickets available online from our WeGotTickets site.

Tickets £14

14 and over

Mar
3
Sat
The Joni Mitchell Songbook
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Both Sides Now presents The Joni Mitchell Songbook.

Of all the leading lights of the West Coast singer-songwriter movement, Joni Mitchell remains its most influential figure, with a body of work running the gamut from folk to mainstream pop, right through to modern jazz and back again.

This comprehensive survey of Joni’s career includes landmarks such as Big Yellow Taxi (her most covered song), River and A Case of You (both from the breakthrough album Blue), the radio hits of Help Me and Free Man In Paris (from double-platinum Court and Spark) and the jazz-infused stylings of In France They Kiss On Main St (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) and Coyote (Hejira).

Both Sides Now brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to Joni’s back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no mere ‘tribute act’ – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

£10 in advance £12 on the door ….7.30pm doors …8.00pm start.

 

Mar
17
Sat
Dan Patlansky
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm


Dan Patlansky – never far from like-minded genius, guitarist, singer songwriter, and globally respected purveyor of the blues, sidles into his second successive decade as one of the world’s finest blues-based storytellers of his generation.

Ever since his debut album, Standing at the Station, followed by his 2004 major label (Blue Note, EMI produced) masterstroke True Blues, Patlansky has immersed himself in the rich and rollicking world of blues rock music. In February 2005, and again in July 2006, Selwyn Miller, the New Orleans based manager of David Gates, Bread, Randy Crawford and Petula Clark (amongst others), took Patlansky to New Orleans to showcase his outstanding talent.

In 2006, Fender acknowledged his talent with a guitar and amp endorsement, making him only one of six on the continent to enjoy such a privilege.

As Dan settled into his groove, what followed was a barrage of brilliantly executed eclectic and acoustic blues albums. 2006 brought with Real, Move My Soul in 2009, 20 Stones in 2012, and the unplugged wonder of 2013’s acoustically anchored Wooden Thoughts release.

With each new release, Patlansky’s albums brought with him a tighter and more engaging lyrical twist and even more interesting turns, all of which led beautifully to his much anticipated 2014 full- electric album released in May. In December 2014, Dear Silence Thieves (produced by Theo Crous) was voted the #1 Blues Rock Album in the world released for 2014 by Blues Rock Review, alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa, Rival Sons, Devon Allman, The Black Keys, Philip Sayce, and many more.

“After over a decade of making albums for us, Dan’s seventh album continues to deliver the goods that have made him the premier blues rock guitar player in South Africa, if not one of the top in the world.” – Kevin O’Rourke, Blues Rock Review

Patlansky started 2014 off with a bang when he was chosen to open for Bruce Springsteen in front of 64 000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in February on his High Hopes tour. Patlansky was personally approved by Springsteen as support act, seeing as Springsteen rarely has guest artists for his shows. A milestone, Patlansky played in front of the biggest audience of his career.

After touring Europe in 2013 with Everlast, Patlansky returned to the continent in October 2014 for another tour to promote Dear Silence Thieves. He impressed Norway when he headlined the Fjord Blues Festival with words such as ‘magic’ and ‘religious experience’ used to describe his performance.

With successful shows in the Netherlands and Germany, Patlansky ended his European tour by headlining Denmark’s Horsens Blues Festival, where he played at the ‘Showcase Stage’ in the basement in 2013.

After Dear Silence Thieves was voted the #1 Blues Rock Album in the world by Blues Rock Review in 2014, Patlansky received raving reviews in European and international press for the album. Dear Silence Thieves was released in the UK on 27 April 2015, the same day he performed a launch showcase concert at The Borderline in London. Dan also visited Europe in May, June and July and performed shows throughout the UK, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany.

In March 2015, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani announced Patlanksy as special guest on his UK Shockwave November 2015 tour which stretched over the course of 31 days, 10 countries and 25 shows.

In May 2016, Dan released the follow up album to Dear Silence Thieves with Theo Crous helming the production, entitled INTROVERTIGO. Patlansky used his personal life experiences as inspiration for the album to ultimately marry good songs with guitar playing, and the album has been received with critical acclaim both in SA and abroad.

Dan kicked off 2016 with his Sweet Home Africa Solo Acoustic Tour, followed by his INTROVERTIGO album launch tour in April in South Africa. In May 2016, Dan performed as special guest on award-winning Blues Rock band, King King’s nationwide UK tour, performing 26 shows over the course of May and June 2016 in Germany Netherlands and the UK. Back in South Africa, Dan completed a nationwide solo acoustic tour.

Patlansky ended 2016 on a high note when INTROVERTIGO was voted as the #1 Blues Rock Album in 2016 by Blues Rock Review, becoming the first artist ever to place #1 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of the Year twice (Dear Silence Thieves 2014, Introvertigo 2016). The album was also voted #8 of the Top 15 albums of 2016 by The Blues Magazine.

Patlansky returned to the UK for his first-ever headline tour in April and May 2017 touring with special guest Ash Wilson.

After touring South Africa, Dan returns to the UK in November 2017 as special guest on Joanne Shaw Taylor’s tour.

His 9th studio album, PERFECTION KILLS, is set for worldwide release on Friday 2nd February 2017.

 

Tickets are available from the Foxlowe box office or online
£16.00
14 and over

Mar
23
Fri
Wille and the Bandits
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

Having toured their unique brand of roots rock with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits are now proudly touring their brand new, critically acclaimed album ‘Breakfree’.
The band are famous for creating an astonishingly huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from World music to Heavy Rock, using bizarre instrumentation such as Tongue Drum, Djembe, Lap steel guitar and Double bass they push the boundaries of what is expected of a modern three piece.

Although difficult to pigeon hole, Wille and the Bandits are taking roots rock music to a new level.

Wille and the Bandits are renowned for their diverse songwriting and often likened to the greats of the 70’s such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and Pink Floyd, this comparison, although bold, only scrapes the surface of the Bands influences and sound.
Wille and the Bandits are on a journey which has so far been miraculous. All achieved through hard work and a true passion for making music. Playing over 200 shows a year these guys are really tight. So please do not miss the opportunity to see one of the most impressive live acts of this generation.

Tickets
£12.00 + £1.20 Booking fee = £13.20
48 tickets available
14 and over

7.30pm doors

8.00pm start.

May
26
Sat
The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan
May 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan – Nearly Dan in Concert – 21st Anniversary tour 2018.

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert.

It’s been over 40 years since the release of the first Steely Dan album “Can’t buy a Thrill”, featuring the hits “Do it Again” and “Reelin’ in the years.”

The band now in its 21st year on the road. Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam. Aja and Gaucho also featuring Donald Fagen’s classic solo masterpiece “The Nightfly”

 

A real treat for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old.

Visit www.nearlydan.co.uk for up-to-the-minute tour news, information, and dates.

Celebrating 4 decades of STEELY DAN.
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have created some of the most influential music of the pop era. Inspired arrangements and witty, often biting, lyrics combine to make this some of the most distinctive music ever to grace the turntable, with hits such as Reelin’ in the Years, Do It Again, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, Deacon Blues, Peg and FM. culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980. They reunited in the early 90s and toured throughout the decade, releasing multi-Grammy winner Two Against Nature in 2000 and its acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

“It’s just great to see The Dan’s songs played with love and respect.”

“They’re fantastic live!!!”
“They are a totally absorbing group of musicians who remain true to the spirit of Steely Dan.”

£14 in advance £16 on the door.

7.30pm doors

8.00pm start.

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