LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT

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Free admission. All gigs start at 9:30pm unless otherwise stated.


Dinner served from 6pm to 9pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 5pm to 7:30pm on Sunday music nights


From time to time, we have live music on Fridays and Sundays, and earlier start times.
In these cases, details are always provided in the listings below

** 6pm Sunday Apr 13 – Erin Harpe Acoustic Duo

Erin Harpe has been hailed as “an authentic blues chanteuse”, earning a reputation for her raw delta blues style and “total, selfless and compelling immersion in the music.”

Erin Harpe

Erin is an accomplished finger-picking acoustic guitarist, performing originals as well as classic 1930’s songs by everyone from Tommy Johnson to Memphis Minnie with her husband Jim Countryman on Ukelele bass. She is recognized along with Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland, Rory Block and Ana Popovic in 2013’s “30 Women Burning Up the Blues” in The Alternate Root Magazine. Erin's soulful vocal style and accomplished finger-picking guitar playing has earned her many fans, including guitar great Ronnie Earl, and she is quickly becoming recognized on the international blues scene. In fact her first European tour is coming up this April and May!

Easter Saturday Apr 19 – Buick 6

Buick 6

Delta blues like you never heard it before. Buick 6 instinctively link traditional with modern, stroll along blues paths and streak through the folk domain, quoting honestly from both traditions, yet managing to avoid ungainly copies - Roger Hubbard (guitar/vocals), Colin Gibson (bass) and Liam Genockey ROLLING STONE GERMANY.

Easter Sunday Apr 20 – Dave Onions

Dave Onions

Dave is a successful solo artist and a gifted multi-instrumentalist. His acoustic guitar style is uniquely percussive - that and his own finger-picking techniques and self-penned material adds up to an eclectic mix defying comparison or categorisation. His voice has drawn comparison to such venerated singers as Sting, Chris Rea and Gerry Rafferty. His music covers subjects ranging from nuclear waste and sailing the seas to love and the flu.... with plenty of nimble bottleneck slide work and deft arrangements. "Dave Onions spins a solo career as a rootsy singer songwriter with a distinctive percussive guitar style, covering subjects that range from nuclear waste and sailing the seas to love and the flu....with plenty of nimble bottleneck slide work and deft arrangements.

Saturday Apr 26 – Bare Bones Boogie Band

Buick 6

A stripped-down, no nonsense blues band, closest in sound and attitude to the classic British blues boom of the 60s and 70s, when bands like Free, Fleetwood Mac and the Stones were inspired by BB King and Robert Johnson, and in America when Janis Joplin was reinventing Etta James. Live, the BBBB give it their all, with no apologies for their rawness, nor for their tenderness – heavy, soulful blues! The BBBB unites a wealth of experience with past releases on Locomoto, Bad Moon and Mad Dash Records and several hundred live performances from the 100 Club to the Great British R&B Festival.

SPECIAL Monday Apr 28 – Birds of Chicago

Oh yes, - they're back with a little one in tow.! Welcome back Alison, Jeremy and their new little warrior - Ida Maeve Robertson Lindsay.

Birds of Chicago

Nero and Russell are most at home on the road - pick almost any night in the next two years and you can bet they will be in some festival, theater, pub, VFW hall, roller rink (they wish) or living room, dovetailing their voices, singing their songs of hope, despair, love.... and electric seahorses. And honey bee apocalypses. And ice cream. It's familiar and strange stuff - the everyday and the magical. Come see ‘em, they won't be hard to find.   

Saturday May 3 – The Wirebirds

Jenny Haan and the Wirebirds

Jenny Haan, lead vocalist of 70's hard rock funk band 'Babe Ruth' features with The Wirebirds playing good time blues-rock including standards by BB King, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn as well as less-often heard numbers by Albert Collins, Little Walter, etc

6pm Monday May 5 – Fowokan

Forged from their time together in “Cymande”, the legendary British funk band, FOWOKAN re-unites core member Sam Kelly (drums/bvs) with lead vocalist, Jimmy Lindsay. Indeed, it is as lead vocalist that Jimmy’s musical excellence comes to the fore.

Fowokan

In 2009 Jimmy performed at The British Lovers Rock Show where he received an Award for his contribution to Lovers Rock and British Black Music. With a lengthy legacy in the UK and international music scenes, Jamaican-born drummer, Sam Kelly, is highly respected for his musical ability across all genres including reggae, R&B, soul, jazz and funk.  FOWOKAN is also Paul Jobson (MD/keyboards/bvs), Spy Austin (bass/bvs), Tony Qunta (guitar/bvs), Michael ‘Lally’ Carey (guitar/bvs) and Jerome Marcus (percussion/bvs).

The members of FOWOKAN have performed live at the London Jazz Festival Stratford, The Jazz Café London, The BBC Soul Britannia All Stars Tour and One Love Festival.  FOWOKAN have also supported OSIBISA at Fairfield Halls, Croydon as part of the African Music Festival 2013.  There are European tours and Festival Appearances scheduled throughout Germany and France during 2014.

8pm Tuesday May 6 – The Grand Slambovians

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) pioneered the alt-folk/americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums.  ‘A Box of Everything’ the band’s next release (due out April 1st, 2014) is a compilation of the ‘Greatest Hits’ you’ve never heard from this reclusive band. 

The Grand Slambovians

Their melodic avant-folk conjures a quirkier Tom Petty or fuller Buffalo Tom with an exotic instrumental arsenal. If you like Dylan, Bowie, The Decemberists, you’ll find a lot to love about this band which features an otherworldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.  Headlining major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, they built their career from the ground up with a loyal fan base supporting them all the way.

Saturday May 10 – Spank The Monkey

 

Spank the Monkey

21st Century Rhythm & Blues - Spank the Monkeys live performances have introduced younger audiences to the glory that is British R and B whilst reminding more senior onlookers of the halcyon days of such luminaries as the early Stones, Dr Feelgood and the Yardbirds.

6pm Sunday May 11– Krista Detor Trio

 

Krista Detor

Of Songwriter Krista Detor’s work, Rolling Stone says, “A Small Miracle...” The Boston Herald says, simply, “All songwriters should be this good..”, Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence, including #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts.

She has performed with such notable artists as Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, The Neville Brothers, Louden Wainwright, Sam Phillips, and John Gorka, among others. Her latest album, Flat Earth Diary, was released January, 2014, and has been met with equivalent acclaim: "Magnificent!.. 5 Stars!" - Maverick, "Almost too beautiful. 4.5 Stars!" - Written in Music, Holland, and "Flat Out Brilliant!" - NewryDemocrat, Ireland - among others. She'll be touring the album in the U.S., Canada and Northern Europe, for the whole of 2014, as she works on a handful of exciting collaborative projects.

As "Dug Deep, Found Steel" kicks off with the title track, five minutes plus of blues rock with an Americana edge, it lays down a marker that for the next forty four minutes, be prepared to give your ears a real blast, don't worry they'll thank you for it, they were waiting for something to shatter the wax anyway. Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective are a six piece that pack plenty of punch, from vocal, through guitars into blues harp and percussion. Now it has to be said that this isn't an album that's going for the intellect, if there is a theme, it's the salvation brought about by a good woman and on that theme it delivers a solid set of songs, but this is an album that's as much about the deliver as it is the message and boy does it sound like they had fun making the thing.

Saturday May 17 – Case Hardin

 

Case Hardin

Case Hardin take their name from the female lead in Boston Teran's noir thriller 'God Is A Bullet' (Pan 2000). In the finest tradition of naming groups, it came about by virtue of being the book that band- leader and songwriter Pete Gow was reading when the call came through that they had secured their first gig; necessity was, once again, the mother of invention on that day. You will see Case Hardin in any manner of musical configuration - stripped back to a duo, augmented by regular contributors and pick- up musicians alike and all points in between.. each night the songs are different, they have to be... framed and pitched for the band, for the audience, for the mood, for the hell of it.. often all four, as is the case tonight at the Brase.

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