Aug
3
Sat
Third Quadrant (Inventive Progressive Rock) with Support from High Spy
Aug 3 @ 7:45 pm

Third Quadrant are a progressive rock band first formed in the early 80’s reactivated in 2012. https://thirdquadrant.bandcamp.com/

Since 2012 Third Quadrant have played the prestigious HRH prog festival twice, supported Focus (yes, THE Focus) and played numerous independent gigs and festivals. They play big songs with symphonic sounds described by Prog magazine as ‘tuneful and inventive’.

Support from HIGH SPY.

SAT 3RD AUGUST

FIRST BAND 8 PM

£5

Oct
2
Wed
Martin Harley
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.

The new studio album ‘Static In The Wires’ was released in February 2017, it was produced by Martin & Daniel Kimbro and recorded in Nashville. It follows the critically acclaimed ‘Live At Southern Ground. A ‘Spellbinding 50 minutes’ as The Observer put it. It is Martin’s 7th album to date and the 2nd to feature Daniel Kimbro as well as 14 time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas (Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton), Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis) and Micah Hulsher (Alabama Shakes). The album was tracked live at Wow & Flutter Studios in East Nashville over four days. Engineered and mixed by analogue guru Joe V McMahan making use of every corner of the space. The drums sounded great in the kitchen and if you listen carefully you can hear the freight trains rolling past.

The two musicians met through a mutual friend Sam Lewis at Hippie Jack’s music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal, the two took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later they were cutting a record at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground studios. Their live shows seek to bring aspects of blues, Americana and folk to the table. Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), Daniel plucks beats, scratches and bows his double bass to create and an unexpected array of textures and sounds.

Recently Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville, performed on the Cayamo Cruise with Chris Stapleton, toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron & Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others. His music has features on hit TV shows such as the Vampire Diaries, Banshee, America best Bars and VH1’s Morning Buzz. Last summer in Canada he and Daniel played Winnipeg, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk Music Festivals as well as shows in the Caribbean, the US and Europe.

Daniel has played the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Tennessee Theatre, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Hardly Strictly, Bluegrass, StordFest, The Kate Wolf Folk Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Chateau St. Michelle, Jammin at Hippie Jacks (Jack’s) and many more.

“Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – *Guitarist Magazine***

“Martin is arguably the best Weissenborn player in the UK and has been for many years.” – *Weissenborn Exchange**

“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – *Roots Magazine***

“Awesome” – *Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2***

“Quite simply a great live act” – *Time Out London*

Oct
18
Fri
Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip
Oct 18 @ 8:30 pm

Mik Artistik is a poet, performer, artist and comedian. With his compadre Jonny Flockton on guitars and a selection of well heeled bass players , they travel from city to city, frightening and delighting adults and children with their special brand of joyous madness.

Iggy Pop played two of their tunes on his radio show on 6Music and called “Plastic Fox” a “stone old classic”, and introduced  “Sweet Leaf of the North” with ”This is a great song”.

Gideon Coe on 6music calls them “The best live act I’ve seen all summer”.

Martin Parr calls them “My favourite band on the planet”.

They’ve played Glastonbury for the last ten years, supported Faust, Chas and Dave , played the London Fashion Show, and Batley Rugby Club , and are loved by all/some.

Mik is supported by Nick Degg, multi-award winning Poetry Slam Finalist, and probably the only poet with a whistled poem in his repertoire.

He has a range of writing styles from bittersweet love poems, to out and out comedic rants. Always delivered with some Northern oomph.

http://mikartistik.com/

https://oldstick.co.uk/nick-degg/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-NKE1T8Gxk

 

Date/Time: Friday 18th October, 8pm for 8.30pm start.

£10 admission.

 

Nov
22
Fri
Graham Parker
Nov 22 @ 7:15 pm

Regarded as one of the UK’s most distinguished and original songwriters Graham Parker is perhaps best known as lead singer of Graham & The Rumour who preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave, his career has spanned over 40 years and was recently reinvigorated when acclaimed US film producer and director Judd Apatow cast Parker in his hit film ‘This Is 40’, featuring a performance by GP & The Rumour that signalled the band to reform to play a series of now legendary come back concerts.

Expect songs from early albums with the Rumour, his solo career and the present day with tunes from recent Rumour reunion albums.

support from Stephen Wilson Jnr

doors 7.15pm starts 8.00pm

tickets £24.50

Dec
7
Sat
Laurence Jones Band
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

THE GIG CARTEL PRESENTS …….

The Laurence Jones band

Laurence Jones is back and is ready to tear up Europe with new self titled album Laurence Jones Band. The accomplished new album recorded in Miami and produced by Gregory Elias is set for release on Friday 27th Sept 2019 on USA label Top Stop Music.

Laurence Jones has been writing songs and performing on stage for over half his age, the Blues Rock troubadour has been fine-tuning his sound playing to packed house across Europe, leading the way for the new generation of blues performers.

The Laurence Jones band is
Laurence Jones – Vocals and Guitar / Phil Wilson – Drums / Bennett Holland – Keys / Greg Smith – Bass

Award winning guitarist, Laurence Jones says: ” I’m really proud to bring you this new album, two years of hard work have gone into the planning and recording of it. I will let the music do the talking though and see you on the road at a show ! ”

doors 7.00pm starts 7.30 pm £16.00 in advance £18.00 on the door .

Jan
24
Fri
Limehouse Lizzy
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

Limehouse Lizzy continue 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.
DOORS 7.30 £15 in advance £17.50 on the door

Feb
8
Sat
Desperado – Eagles Greatest Hits Tour 2020
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits collection (Vol. I) gained the position of being the best selling album of the 20th Century and recently overtook Thriller as the best selling album of all time.

From an era when country-tinged rock and fine harmonies spoke to a nation still reeling from unrest through a silent 14 year vacation and award winning comeback tour to present day as the band continue to perform their amazing catalogue of material on an international basis to sell out audiences.

Desperado tap into this incredible legacy and faithfully recreate a superb two hour plus good humoured homage to all your favourite Eagles tracks with the precision that Eagles fans deserve and Desperado consistently deliver. As more than one fan has said “If you close your eyes you would believe the Eagles themselves are on stage”

doors 7.30pm

£15 in advance £17 on the door

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