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After Midnight  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: After Midnight
22/12/17 Newcastle Cluny UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Box office: 0191 230 4474. After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 22 December 2017. The venue will again be Cluny2 at 34 Lime Street, Ouseburn. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10, available in advance from The Cluny – Tel: 0191 230 4474 Visit the venue’s website:- www.thecluny.com After Midnight have chosen Cluny 2 because it is one of the best and most intimate small theatre spaces in the north east. The Cluny has deservedly acquired great reputation for championing live music. NB: This will NOT be an Eric Clapton tribute gig although one or two of Slowhand’s songs will be covered, along with music by Free, Dire Straits, The Beatles, Steely Dan and many other rock classics. After Midnight’s web-site:- www.after-midnight.org.uk More information

Anda Union  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Anda Union – Mongolian music
17/06/18 Bath Widcombe Social Club UK
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: £8-16. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 07880703518. Address: Widcombe Hill. Venue phone: BA2 6AA. Virtuoso performances of traditional Mngolian music, interpreted through the unique skills and sounds of throat singing, long-song and the traditional horsehead fiddle. More information

Blind Cat Music Festival  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Festivals
08/06/18 - 10/06/18 Lincolnshire Cabourne Parva UK
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: £70.00. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Riby Road. The Blind Cat Festival is a small independent alternative music festival set in beautiful surroundings on an arable farm in Lincolnshire with an indoor and outdoor stage. The indoor stage houses the bar and comfortable seating area while the outdoor stage is set in a woodland area which is covered by a canopy. The venue is famous for its facilities, especially the toilet facilities which are real flushable loo’s and there’s running water with soaps and towels to freshen up with which are changed and cleaned regularly. There’s a variety of stalls for some retail therapy and places to get some food from, including an on-site Bistro serving a selection of wholesome meals, which include vegetarian & vegan, and of course, there’s plenty of places to get a hot cuppa from. If you’re influenced by bands like Hawkwind, Gong & Ozric Tentacles, and you like your festivals with that ‘old skool’ vibe then this is a place to be. Set over 3 days on 2 stages, there’s going to be over 30 bands to entertain you. From space-rock to glissing guitars and psychedelic-rock to dub & dance, there really is something for everyone on the alternative scene.

The Blue Cheese Jam Night  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Wednesday Night Jam with The Blue Cheese Band
11/07/18 Romford, Essex The Crown Inn UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE!. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road. Venue phone: 01708 447656. Blue Cheese Jam Every Wednesday night 9pm till 11pm, Free Entry The legendary Jam Night that previously took place on a Thursday at The Golden Lion for 25 years, still hosted by the friendly and supportive Blue Cheese Band. Mostly Blues based with some Rock, Soul, and RocknRoll but they’ll try anything. Appreciative audience of genuine music-lovers, friendly and inclusive regulars, always ready to welcome new faces. Wide age-range. Relaxed, free n easy. No rigid set up, you don’t have to do a ‘Piece’ unless you want to – play/sing along with whatever the band happen to be playing, take over the stage with your band, or go it alone open-mic style. Full PA/back-line, drums and keyboards, bring your own sticks, sax or axe etc. Any instrument and all ability levels welcome. More information
04/07/18 Romford, Essex The Crown Inn UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE!. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road. Venue phone: 01708 447656. Blue Cheese Jam Every Wednesday night 9pm till 11pm, Free Entry The legendary Jam Night that previously took place on a Thursday at The Golden Lion for 25 years, still hosted by the friendly and supportive Blue Cheese Band. Mostly Blues based with some Rock, Soul, and RocknRoll but they’ll try anything. Appreciative audience of genuine music-lovers, friendly and inclusive regulars, always ready to welcome new faces. Wide age-range. Relaxed, free n easy. No rigid set up, you don’t have to do a ‘Piece’ unless you want to – play/sing along with whatever the band happen to be playing, take over the stage with your band, or go it alone open-mic style. Full PA/back-line, drums and keyboards, bring your own sticks, sax or axe etc. Any instrument and all ability levels welcome. More information
27/06/18 Romford, Essex The Crown Inn UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE!. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road. Venue phone: 01708 447656. Blue Cheese Jam Every Wednesday night 9pm till 11pm, Free Entry The legendary Jam Night that previously took place on a Thursday at The Golden Lion for 25 years, still hosted by the friendly and supportive Blue Cheese Band. Mostly Blues based with some Rock, Soul, and RocknRoll but they’ll try anything. Appreciative audience of genuine music-lovers, friendly and inclusive regulars, always ready to welcome new faces. Wide age-range. Relaxed, free n easy. No rigid set up, you don’t have to do a ‘Piece’ unless you want to – play/sing along with whatever the band happen to be playing, take over the stage with your band, or go it alone open-mic style. Full PA/back-line, drums and keyboards, bring your own sticks, sax or axe etc. Any instrument and all ability levels welcome. More information
20/06/18 Romford, Essex The Crown Inn UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE!. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road. Venue phone: 01708 447656. Blue Cheese Jam Every Wednesday night 9pm till 11pm, Free Entry The legendary Jam Night that previously took place on a Thursday at The Golden Lion for 25 years, still hosted by the friendly & supportive Blue Cheese Band. Mostly Blues based with some Rock, Soul, and Rock&Roll but they’ll try anything. Appreciative audience of genuine music-lovers, friendly and inclusive regulars, always ready to welcome new faces. Wide age-range. Relaxed, free & easy. No rigid set up, you don’t have to do a ‘Piece’ unless you want to – play/sing along with whatever the band happen to be playing, take over the stage with your band, or go it alone open-mic style. Full PA/back-line, drums and keyboards, bring your own sticks, sax or axe etc. Any instrument & all ability levels welcome. More information

Burgess, Nicol & Kemp  

Date City Venue Country
21/06/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01704-533333. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. More information
21/06/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. The Atkinson Studio venue will play host to three friends who are stars of folk-rock with a wealth of musical history under their belts. Paul Burgess is a rock drummer best known as a member of hit-makers 10CC, and who has also played with classic bands Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works. Ken Nicol is one of the country’s leading guitarists and a singer/songwriter who has been a member of The Albion Band and Steeleye Span, as well as having a highly successful solo career. Rick Kemp is the long-serving bass player with folk-rock legends Steeleye Span as well as being a guitarist, songwriter, singer and record producer in his own right. Ken Nicol said about the line-up “I played with Rick when we were both in Steeleye Span and some time ago I was talking with him about putting a band together to play our own music. He liked the idea of trying it as a three piece, which meant we had to decide who we wanted on drums. We figured that there was no-one we wanted more than Paul Burgess.”

Feast of Fiddles  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Feast of Fiddles 2018 Tour
21/04/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01704-533333. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution. Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a “group of geography teachers” or “Bellowhead with bus passes!” but doesn’t seem to be slowing down any. A band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along! “Absolutely awesome!” – Sue Marchant, BBC East “Britain’s fiddling supergroup” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 “The best fiddle players of a generation” – fRoots More information

John de Barra  

Date City Venue Country
31/03/18 Weybridge, Surrey Weybridge Con Club UK
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed.
17/03/18 Exmouth, Devon Exmouth Con Club UK
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed.

Julie Felix  

Date City Venue Country
22/03/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01704-533333. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. Julie Felix has been touring worldwide for nearly five decades and celebrated her 75th birthday with a Gemini Concert in London’s Leicester Square Theatre. We can now welcome her to The Atkinson for a very special evening. Those who have seen her at previous Friends of Folk gigs will know that she has lost none of her stage presence and natural talent to entertain. Whatever your age it will be an evening all will enjoy, whether you attend to see the artist you heard sing over the decades or if you are totally new to Julie’s music. It will be a night when you go home with a smile on your face and perhaps one or two thoughts about our world. Julie’s musical CV spans innovative TV, which included a weekly spot on the ground-breaking Frost Report. In 2011 Julie sang at Sir David Frost’s 70th birthday party, where her rousing performance of ‘Forever Young’ had all the guests from the worlds of royalty, politics and entertainment, on their feet and singing along. Julie also had her own BBC TV show and introduced the then unknown Leonard Cohen to European audiences. Her show featured Spike Milligan, Dusty Springfield, The Four Tops, Tim Buckley, The Kinks, The Bee Gees and many more. Related post. More information
22/03/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. Related post.

Speakeasy Bootleg Band  

Date City Venue Country
05/07/18 Liverpool, Merseyside The Caledonia UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 22 Caledonia St. It’s Thursday 5th July. On this day in 1687 Isaac Newton published his Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation. It’s also the 81st birthday of Spam. What has all this got to do with Speakeasy Bootleg Band at The Caledonia I hear you ask? …. not much unless you want to throw tinned meat at us from an Apple tree. Anyway……… enough of all the whimsicality, it’s the night when Speakeasy Bootleg Band comes steaming back into the Caledonia (L7 7DX) for another evening of fun and frolics. The Cali’s vegan kitchen has become something of a legend in its own lunchtime, so come early, grab some brilliant nosh, drink your way along the bar and round things off with a liberal helping of the Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began. There’s loads of floor space too, so turn up in droves, dance away your blues and help us ram the place to the doors ……. It’s a tall ceiling so you can stand on each other’s shoulders, jump up and down, sing, shout, drink beer and Fill Yer Boots. We kick off about 9PM and play until the last man standing falls over, but not until we’ve had the AMAZING JAZZ PILE-ON to round off the evening – All horn players welcome. https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information
01/07/18 Liverpool Frederiks Bar UK
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 32 Hope Street. Sunday 1st July. Speakeasy Bootleg Band makes its inaugural appearance at Frederiks Sunday Swing Club at Frederiks Bar in Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BX. It all kicks off at 7pm and runs until 9:30 ish…… and it’s free to get in……. All very civilised for a Sunday ……. Until Speakeasy Bootleg Band hits town – Fill Yer Boots! https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information
17/06/18 Liverpool Baltic Market UK
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Cain’s Brewery. Fancy something a bit different for Fathers Day? At 12:30, Speakeasy Bootleg Band is at the Baltic Market in Cain’s Brewery, Stanhope Street Liverpool L85XJ for Independent Liverpool’s Fathers Day event. If you’ve never been to one of these events, you’ve never lived ……. And it’s free to get in. There’s tons of dancing room, superb food, superb drink and the best of all sorts of amazing things Liverpool has to offer. So join Speakeasy Bootleg Band, the Hottest Band On The Market (The Baltic Market anyway) for A knockout Fathers Day and don’t forget, After This, Everything Else is Moonshine. Fill Yer Boots! https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com More information
07/06/18 Liverpool, Merseyside The Caledonia UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 22 Caledonia St. It’s the 43rd anniversary of the Sony Betamax video recorder. It’s also the 21st anniversary of human cloning being ruled morally unacceptable by a US Presidential Commission. So what’s this got to do with Speakeasy Bootleg Band playing at The Caledonia I hear you ask……. nowt really, but it seemed a good way to start. Anyway, ……. cut to the chase Speakeasy Bootleg Band band comes steaming in at 9pm, so come early, grab some brilliant nosh, drink your way along the bar and round things off with a liberal helping of the Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began. There’s loads of floor space too, so turn up in droves, dance away your blues and help us ram the place to the doors ……. It’s a tall ceiling so you can stand on each other’s shoulders, jump up and down, sing, shout, drink beer and Fill Yer Boots. We kick off about 9PM and play until the last man standing falls over, but until we’ve had the AMAZING JAZZ PILE-ON to round off the evening – All horn players welcome. https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information
03/05/18 Liverpool The Caledonia UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 2 Caledonia Street. It’s Thursday 3rd May. It’s also the 188th anniversary of the start of the first regular steam railway service from Edge Hill to Manchester, so what better day for the SBB Bootleg Booze Train to come steaming back into the Caledonia (L7 7DX) for our usual first Thursday session of fun, frolics, beer drinking and the AMAZING JAZZ PILE-ON to round off the evening – All horn players welcome. It’s also the 39th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher becoming Prime Minister…….. but hang on…….. let’s not put a damper on things. The Cali’s vegan kitchen has also become something of a legend in its own lunchtime, so why not come early, have your tea, and drink your way along the bar and round things off with a liberal helping of the Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began. There’s loads of floor space too, so turn up in droves, dance away your blues and help us ram the place to the doors ……. It’s a tall ceiling so you can stand on each other’s shoulders, jump up and down, sing, shout, drink beer and Fill Yer Boots. We kick off about 9PM and play until the last man standing falls over. https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information
14/04/18 Manchester Matt & Phreds UK
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: £5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: OFFICE 0161 273 5495 CLUB 0161 831 7002. Address: 64 Tib Street. Sat 14th April Speakeasy Bootleg Band comes blasting back into Manchester’s legendary Jazz club, Matt & Phred’s – 64 Tib St, Manchester, M4 1LW. We’re still trying to believe the last one………They wouldn’t let us off stage….. and that was just the cast of Guys & Dolls – wall to wall brilliance. It’s worth coming just for the vibe alone. According to Hello Magazine, ” this venue has developed a reputation for showcasing the finest in jazz artists” In the club’s own words:- “Matt & Phred’s is a long established live music venue, situated in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter. Over the years the likes of Sneaky, Kit Downes, Marius Neset, Manu Delago, the Dagda Quartet, Jamie Cullum and even Adele have graced the stage in our little neighbourhood joint. http://www.mattandphreds.com/diary/speakeasy-bootleg-band-13 “Most notably known for showcasing the best in local and international Jazz, Matt & Phred’s offers much, much more, with live music 6 nights a week, encompassing the likes of Jazz, Folk, Gypsy, Electro, Salsa, Swing, World and even a little bit of Ska. As well as being able to see some amazingly talented musicians, our bar and kitchen team are also at the top of their game. If you enjoy cocktails then this is the place to be. We also have a cracking wine list with featured wines of the month and of course anyone who has ever been to the club knows just how good the pizzas are and at weekends we have added specials to tantalise your taste buds!” £5OTD https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com More information
05/04/18 Liverpool The Caledonia UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 22 Caledonia Street. It’s Thursday 5th April, the 95th day of the year. It’s also the end of the 2017/18 tax year and the day when Speakeasy Bootleg Band comes blasting back into the amazing Caledonia (L7 7DX) for our usual first Thursday session of fun, frolics, beer drinking and the AMAZING JAZZ PILE-ON to round off the evening – All horn players welcome. The Cali’s vegan kitchen has also become something of a legend in its own lunchtime, so why not come early, have your tea, and drink your way along the bar and round things off with a liberal helping of the Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began. There’s loads of floor space too, so turn up in droves, dance away your tax return blues blues and help us ram the place to the doors ……. It’s a tall ceiling so you can stand on each other’s shoulders, jump up and down, sing, shout, drink beer and Fill Yer Boots. We kick off about 9PM and play until the last man standing falls over. https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information
01/04/18 Liverpool Baltic Market UK
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cain’s Brewery. It may be April 1st, but no fooling. At 3PM, Speakeasy Bootleg Band is at the Baltic Market in Cain’s Brewery, Stanhope Street Liverpool L85XJ for Independent Liverpool’s Easter Weekend. If you’ve never been to one of these events, you’ve never lived ……. And it’s free to get in. There’s tons of dancing room, superb food, superb drink and the best of all sorts of amazing things Liverpool has to offer. So join Speakeasy Bootleg Band, the Hottest Band On The Market (The Baltic Market anyway) for A knockout Easter Sunday and don’t forget, After This, Everything Else is Moonshine. Fill Yer Boots! https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com More information
01/03/18 Liverpool, Merseyside The Caledonia UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 22 Caledonia St. It’s Thursday 1st March the traditional day when the hares go crazy. It’s also 104 years since the Republic of China joined the Universal Postal Union and 72 years since the Bank of England was nationalised. Most importantly though, it’s the 29th anniversary of the repealing of Beer Prohibition in Iceland…… No joke…… We’re not talking about Himalayan Eco Tourism disrupting the Yeti migration….. it really was illegal to make, sell or drink beer in in Iceland until 1st March 1989, so this really is the perfect opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Icelandic bretheren and drink to their emancipation in grand style. It’s also the day when Speakeasy Bootleg Band come tearing back into the amazing Caledonia (L7 7DX) for our usual first Thursday session of fun, frolics, beer drinking and the AMAZING JAZZ PILE-ON to round off the evening – All horn players welcome. The Cali’s vegan kitchen has also become something of a legend in its own lunchtime, so why not come early, have your tea, drink your way along the bar and round things off with a liberal helping of the Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began. There’s loads of floor space too, so turn up in droves, dance away your blues and help us ram the place to the doors ……. It’s a tall ceiling so you can stand on each other’s shoulders, jump up and down, sing, shout, drink beer and Fill Yer Boots. We kick off about 9PM and play until the last man standing falls over. Anybody from Iceland, please come and say hello. https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information

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