MusicMan. . . . . . MusicMan

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

Saturday July 26 – Monica Queen and Thrum

Monica Queen and Thrum

When someone is hailed as the new Emmylou Harris, eyebrows of suspicion usually get to work. And rightly so.. (BBC). Regarded as one of the "greatest ever voices to come out of Scotland" (Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol) she has been asked to sing in front of 40,000 crowds with Snow Patrol and Belle and Sebastian. as well as collaborating on record to produce Belle and Sebastian's fans favourite "Lazy Line Painter Jane". She is also part of the touring band Love and Money, has collaborated with the king of chillout Chris Coco on his "New Wave " record and duetted with Shane Mc Gowan of the Pogues among many others. Somehow she has still found time for her own music as part of the Neil Young and Crazy Horse inspired rock band Thrum and on the "Monica Queen" solo records that are Daniel Lanois inspired works of beauty incorporating the melancholic electronica, soaring guitar and genius production of her long time collaborator Johnny Smillie with whom she writes and performs with both in Thrum and solo.

Fringe Festival 2014

Brasenose Fringe Festival 2014

Sat Aug 29pmMakuiniMakuini and the Hoodoo men
"..the sounds of, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald from one of New Zealand's best loved singers around the world.."
Sun Aug 38pmBramble and the MaraudersBramble and the Marauders
Authentic blues, American folk and indie; rocked up, boogied and slightly punked. With legendary Status Quo drummer John Coghlan, Mick Pini and Diesel Park West bassist Ian (The Machine) Michie; Big Eyed Fish guitarist Richy (Machine Gun) Hoy; Spencer (Harpo) Richards on harmonica and Nicky Nice (Bramble) on vocals and bv's, fronted by The Popes guitarist and slide player Ian Bramble
Mon Aug 48pmPaul Rose BandPaul Rose Band.
English Blues & Rock virtuoso and without doubt one of the most unique and talented guitarists in the world today.
Tue Aug 58pmThe Psychedelic RaidersThe Psychedelic Raiders.
Take me back to the sixties....Now!.
Wed Aug 68pmRufus GoodloveRufus Goodlove.
" earthy acoustic/electric band destined for eternal glory!! Their songs are melodic, progressive, soulful and uplifting. Foot stomping rhythms blended with funky acoustic and electric guitars, challenge the definition that assumes to be modern folk music!!"
Thu Aug 712pmBenjamin Folke ThomasBenjamin Folke Thomas.
"If you like Nick Drake, John Martyn, Van Morrison, Blood On The Tracks Dylan, then you will love...” - .
Garden stage
2pmConnie LushConnie Lush.
Recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the UK, winning five times, “Best Female Vocalist Uk” earning a place in the gallery of greats.
Garden stage
4pmClayton DenwoodClayton Denwood.
"He flies the flag for UK Americana in fine style, there’s a Woodstock vibe going on which is unsurprising since he’s been there and done that..."
Garden stage
8pmThe Hut PeopleThe Hut People.
Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining world/folk acts touring today..
Fri Aug 812pmBrothers GrooveBrothers Groove.
The best of British, nominated for Blues In Britains' Band of the Year and Best Emerging Artist 2014
Garden stage.
2pmThe ProofThe Proof.
Featuring Paul Cox on vocals, described by many as having one of the best voices in the blues in Europe, legendary keyboard player and producer, Roger Cotton, (Peter Green's Splinter Group/Buddy Whittington band).
Garden stage
Vintage / Blued Eyed Soul Porter create a fusion of Soul, Blues, Jazz and Ska and received critical acclaim for their album ‘Cant Keep Still’ in which the band gained BBC Radio Two play for several tracks and achieved album of the week in Europe.
Garden stage
8pmBlues EngineBlues Engine.
a sound built of the old machinery of the blues, but with funk and soul and rock bolted on. It shakes; it rattles; it dances; it lives.
Sat Aug 912pmGrey Lady DownGrey Lady Down.
Seminal 90s prog band Grey Lady Down have reformed after a ten year hiatus. Last chance to see Martin Wilson on vocals!.
Garden stage
1pmWille and the BanditsWille and the Bandits.
What can we say? Wille and the boys will blow you away..
Garden stage
2:30pmSpank the MonkeySpank the Monkey.
Introducing a whole new generation to great British rhythm and blues.
Garden stage
Needs no introduction to Cropredy. Acid folk at it's most compelling.
Garden stage
Sun Aug 1012pmHarry PayneHarry Pane and Lee (Stone Cold Mary)
a very wide range and varied style of music, including his own original material as well as creating his own take on songs from all genres..
Garden stage
2pmLittle DevilsLittle Devils.
"..difficult to pigeon hole.. not so much a breath of fresh air than a blast of pure ozone... the energy and commitment associated with a Springsteen gig, it captivates the audience..
Garden stage

Saturday Aug 16 – Debbie Bond & the Trudats

In a world sadly short of good blues women, Debbie is a real find! Debbie is a star . . . I cant wait to see her again. - BBC Radio, Oxford Blues

Debbie Bond & the Trudats

Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Her singing has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur, both of whom she cites as being influences on her music. The truth is that Debbie does it her way, playing a dynamic mix of house-rockin’ covers and searing originals. Her impressive musical story includes years of performing with older traditional Alabama blues musicians, including Johnny Shines, Eddie Kirkland and Willie King.

Saturday Aug 23 – Federal Charm

Federal Charm

Federal Charm began as the brainchild of frontmen Nick Bowden and Paul Bowe in the summer of 2011. There’s is a sound unlike anything currently around. The band rediscover retro blues rock like Free and Led Zeppelin with a modern melodic twist that is totally original. The dual guitar partnership between Nick and Paul has become a main attraction throwing you back to the glory days of rock n’ roll.

Saturday Aug 30 – Kangaroo Moon

Kangaroo Moon

Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance.

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