Music Listings: Weds 13th - Sun 17th Nov

Yazz Ahmed, Round Up #1, SVA Goods Shed, Sat 16th Nov

Yazz Ahmed, Round Up #1, SVA Goods Shed, Sat 16th Nov

ALE HOUSE
Sat 16th The Velvet Jukes
A Jukebox in human form - two of the very finest musicians Stroud has to offer performing pretty much whatever you like - providing it's genuinely classic material. 8:30pm Free


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Thurs 14th Open Mic Night
Hosted by Stroud’s own Americana troubadour the Rev. Stretch. All welcome! 8pm Free
Fri 15th The Scott Dale Funk Band Friday funk night with the Scott Dale Funk Band…8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


Tonto Malembe, Galgos Latino, Sat 16th Nov

Tonto Malembe, Galgos Latino, Sat 16th Nov

GALGOS LATINO
Sat 16th Tonto Malembe
After popular demand, Tonto Malembe is back! Galgos had the pleasure of hosting the band for their opening party. Their rhythm is so contagious they had to have them back for another performance. Tonto Malembe´s live Afro-Latin beats will surely keep you moving all night long…10pm £6adv from Galgos Latino/£8otd
galgos.co.uk


Son of Town Hall, the Prince Albert, Thurs 14th Nov

Son of Town Hall, the Prince Albert, Thurs 14th Nov

THE PRINCE ALBERT
Thurs 14th Son of Town Hall
The Albert proudly welcomes the harmonious and hilarious duo Son of Town Hall as they release their stunning debut LP. A Son of Town Hall performance is truly unlike anything you'll have seen before. These charismatic time travellers will make you sing, dance, laugh, and cry. You will forget your troubles for a spell as you set sail on a beautiful melodic adventure. 8:30pm Free
Fri 15th Professor Nohair and the Wiglifters
A fast fingered jazz and boogie woogie piano trio. The band has been playing for 30 years now, born originally from the back three of 9 piece rhythm and blues, jump jive and early soul band The Jivin Instructors who graced the dance halls, pubs and clubs of London in the late eighties. 8:30pm Free
Sat 16th Threepenny Bit A fine example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians of the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy. 8:30pm Free
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 16th In Store DJ Sets: Ben Wardle
Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month on Saturdays 1-3pm. 16th Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


STROUD BREWERY
Thurs 14th Bagelites
Every second Thursday of the month, local musicians gather to play folk and gypsy style traditional tunes. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere…8pm Free
Sat 16th Texas Tick Fever Moonshine-Driven Americana from Stroud's own Good Old Boys, Doctor Slash and Reverend Stretch. Traditional and contemporary tales of bootleggers, grifters, hobos and drifters from the backwoods of America. Pull on your boots, pour yourself a whiskey and enjoy. 8pm Free
stroudbrewery.co.uk


Mandidextrous, Studio 18, Sat 16th Nov

Mandidextrous, Studio 18, Sat 16th Nov

STUDIO 18
Sat 16th Tek Gremlin and the House of Mogwai
Stroud Dub Club and Studio 18 presents Tek Gremlin and the House of Mogwai with special guest DJ Mandidextrous. The night kicks off with an hour warm up set from resident selecta threebagsfull in traditional steppa style (9-10pm), Tek Gremlin will be storming in with a three hour set mashing up the dance (10pm-1am) followed by the one and only Mandidextrous who will play for the last hour of the night (1-2am). Lightings and projections by Colour the Party. 9pm £10otd
facebook.com/Studio18Stroud


THE SUB ROOMS
Sat 16th Boogie Wonderland
The ultimate celebration of the biggest disco floor fillers ever. Boogie Wonderland is the UK’s number one disco tribute show and is guaranteed to have you dancing All Night Long. A live 8 piece band of West End musicians present all your favourite disco hits with slick choreography and stunning vocals to deliver the greatest disco party ever! 7:30pm £21
thesubrooms.co.uk


SVA
Weds 13thFunk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 13th Flamenco Workshop Open it to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either clapping, playing cajon or singing. Contributions welcome. Every Weds (term time only) 7:30pm (John Street)
Thurs 14th Stroud Jazz Sessions with Robert Perry and Periscope Ensemble This month features Robert Perry and Periscope Ensemble in a musical conversation. Robert Perry is a bassist, composer and MD with a bubbling enthusiasm and passion for his art, and an insatiable desire to find new ways to present and perform. Robert launched Periscope Ensemble inviting a group of talented musicians, poets, visual artists and dancers to join him. The eight musicians are invited to consider the written material and interact with the ensemble. The most important outcome is to create a conversation. 8pm £5otd/£3musicians (John Street)
Fri 15th Weird Shit: Graham Dunning - Mechanical Techno A night of weird shit of leftfield contemporary performative artwork. Graham Dunning is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically. His live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes. Plus sound and performance interventions from Neil Walker and Sean Roe. 8pm £1members/£5otd (John Street)
Sat 16th Round Up #1 : Yazz Ahmed and Ishmael Ensemble An all new monthly event for The Goods Shed. "Round Up" sees Bristol group Ishmael Ensemble team up with d&b audiotechnik for a unique 360 degree soundscape experience. Each month will see a different headline act from the wider Jazz scene perform "in the round" for an intimate and innovative show. The first act to join the ensemble will be British-Bahraini trumpet player and composer, Yazz Ahmed. Through her music, she seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage in what has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’. 7:30pm £10-£16adv/£20otd (Goods Shed)
sva.org.uk


CHRIST CHURCH Nailsworth
Sun 17th Bristol Ensemble Tea Time Concerts
Bristol Ensemble’s piano trio performs Czech chamber music. Dvořák’s light and lyrical Four Romantic Pieces is paired with the emotional G minor trio by Smetana, a dark and passionate work, which ends with a sense of hope and optimism. 3pm £10otd
bristolensemble.com


UNDER THE EDGE ARTS Wotton Under Edge
Sat 16th The Blue Badgers
Truck Driving Music From around the world - joyful, sweet and raw. Expect a wide range of styles from Hillbilly to Gypsy Punk, Irish folk to heartfelt blues and boogie played with freshness and infectiously enthusiastic vocal harmonies. 8pm £10.50/£8.50concs
utea.org.uk

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Music Listings: Mon 4th - Sun 10th Nov

Trio Dhoore, Ruskin Mill, Fri 8th Nov

Trio Dhoore, Ruskin Mill, Fri 8th Nov

ALE HOUSE
Fri 8th Hotwires
Led by seasoned blues harp player, vocalist and guitarist Dave Purple, Hot Wires deliver a bluesy and rocky mix of originals and covers played with a gritty passion. Dave’s songs cover a wide range of genres and influences from Blues, funk and rock and content can be unashamedly political or personal. 8:30pm Free


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Fri 8th Howlin’ Matt
Popular foot-stompin’ bluesman returns to the Crown and Sceptre…8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


LITTLE VIC
Sun 10th Barney’s Live Music: Si Barron
Monthly music club at the Little Vic, with special guest plus floor spots. This month’s guest tba soon…7:45pm Free (suggested donation £4)
facebook.com/BarnysLiveMusic


The Leylines, the Prince Albert, Sun 10th Nov

The Leylines, the Prince Albert, Sun 10th Nov

THE PRINCE ALBERT
Sun 10th The Leylines
A five-piece band hailing from Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol).Bringing their unique blend of foot-stomping folk and full-blown festival rock to crowds across the UK. The bands reputation for wild, energetic performances encapsulate as much of that as possible within the new album. The result is a collection of sincere, straight-from-the-heart performances, constructed with care, and played with passion. 8:30pm £10adv/£12otd
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 2nd – Sat 30th In Store DJ Sets

Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month on Saturdays 1-3pm. 9th Andrew Caruthers Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


ST LAURENCE CHURCH
Sun 10th Phoenix Choir: Glorious Earth
A concert from the Phoenix Choir directed by Caroline Thompson performing music by Morten Lauridsen, Chris Williams, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Bartholomew Mason, John Tavener, Antonio Vivaldi and words from the writings of David Attenborough, Polly Higgins and Buddha. 7:30pm (entrance by donation with profits going to Stroud Sacred Music Festival and Stop Ecocide)
stlaurencefuture.org.uk


STROUD BREWERY
Thurs 7th Five Valleys Sessions
Local musicians meet at Stroud Brewery on the first Thursday of the month to play traditional folk tunes, mostly from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, France with a smattering of Danish and North American tunes. 8pm Free
Sat 9th Whiteshillbillies Expect a rousing burst of bluegrass, country, rockabilly and good old rock n’roll from this Stroud based high-energy six piece featuring guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass and drums. Sing along to the tunes you know and feel free to dance to the ones you don’t. 8pm Free
Sat 9th Dance For DEBRA: Silent Disco Dance the night away to benefit the ‘Butterfly Children’ with two channels of music – 80s versus 90s! Which was better – you decide! DEBRA is the UK charity that funds research and healthcare to support individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful and sometimes fatal genetic skin blistering condition. All ticket profits will go to DEBRA and specifically to fund a Community Support Officer for the Gloucestershire region. 8pm £12
stroudbrewery.co.uk


Atsuko Kamura, 30 Jahre Mauerfall, SVA, Sat 9th Nov

Atsuko Kamura, 30 Jahre Mauerfall, SVA, Sat 9th Nov

SVA
Weds 6th Funk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 6th Flamenco Workshop Open to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either clapping, playing cajon or singing. Contributions welcome. Every Weds (term time only) 7:30pm (John Street)
Thurs 7th Open rehearsal with Albino Tarantino A Stroud based Latin Blues band... Imagine a night out with Tom Waits and Ry Cooder to see Santana playing at The Buena Vista Social Club. 8pm Free (John Street)
Sat 9th 30 Jahre Meuerfall A performance and clubnight to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down with live performance, music, visuals and film inspired by the political history, sub-culture and club scene of this enigmatic city. Live performance from Atsuko Kamura (Kamura Obscura), an experimental music project combining electronic and acoustic composition and vocal improvisation. Plus Wool Heads, a musical collaboration between performance Artist Uta Baldauf and Sound Artist Sean Roe: narrative tone poems with a glitchy electronic beat. With a late night afro pop, electronica and techno DJ set from moina moin and guests inspired by a recent investigative trip into the Berlin nightclub scene. Part of Berliner Zeitgeist. 8pm £6adv/£8otd (John Street)
sva.org.uk


CHRIST CHURCH Nailsworth
Mon 4th Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila: May Monday 21 Years Young…
Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Timo Alakotila (piano) met in Denmark in 1998, released their seminal CD 'May Monday' in 2001 which gained international acclaim and was voted CD of the year by BBC Late Junction's presenter Fiona Talkington. Two albums followed - Midnight May Monday and now Midsummer May Monday and this tour celebrates 21 years of their superb music and great friendship. Timo, based in Helsinki and Karen, based in Orkney are inspirational creatives, composers and teachers - their collaboration combines Karen's wacky, mercurial and vivacious wizardry with Timo's quiet genius. 7:30pm £10adv (info 07415 456307) /£12otd/£3school children


RUSKIN MILL Nailsworth
Fri 8th Trio Dhoore
Three monstrously musical brothers from Flanders, well known at folk festivals. Their rooted folk music breathes life, freedom and energy into a repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes (and the occasional song) and their own self-penned material. 8pm £15/£10concs
rmt.org


Gigspanner, Under the Edge Arts Centre, Sat 9th Nov

Gigspanner, Under the Edge Arts Centre, Sat 9th Nov

UNDER THE EDGE ARTS Wotton Under Edge
Fri 8th SCJC Jazz Jam
Bringing the benefit of jazz as an art form to the local community and to multiple levels of ability. All instruments/vocalists will be made welcome. If you can play the blues and want to have a crack at jazz – this is for you! If you want to come and just listen that is fine too. Jazz Jam Sessions are led by John Cook, Shairon Lloyd, Peter Neale and JJ Shaw. 8pm Free
Sat 9th Gigspanner In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene. 8pm £16.50
utea.org.uk

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Music Listings: Tues 29th Oct - Mon 4th Nov

Son of Dave, The Prince Albert, Sun 3rd Nov

Son of Dave, The Prince Albert, Sun 3rd Nov

ALE HOUSE
Sat 2nd Nov Charlton Blues Kings
Five piece Rhythm and Blues band who serve up vintage, up-tempo, good-time music from the 50’s Chicago Blues of Muddy Waters and Little Walter, to the West Coast Jump and Swing Blues of T-Bone Walker, Jimmy McCracklin and William Clarke. 8:30pm Free


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Fri 1st Nov Mr Marko’s Outer Space Emporium: Day of the Dead
Celebrate The Day of The Dead in a sci fi stylee with the live sic fi rave tunes of Mr Marko's Outer Space Emporium. Cosmic early 80's synths mashed with big beats, bass and bleeps.8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


GALGOS LATINO
Sat 2nd Nov Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Party
Are you ready to look dead fabulous? Then don't miss Galgo Latino's Day of the Dead party with DJ Darico! Best dressed wins a free cocktail and a £25 voucher…10pm Free
galgos.co.uk


LOUNGE 16
Sat 2nd Nov The Vinyl Frontier
Start your November with a bang and head on down to the Lounge 16 for a crackin' night of house, techno and funky beats brought to you from local DJs. A night to remember...8pm Free
facebook.com/Thelounge16stroud


THE OLD CROWN
Fri 1st Nov Barney’s Live Music Presents: Tir Na Nog
The Irish duo Tir na nOg has been around for nearly 50 years. Their reputation for entrancing audiences with their live performances, goes before them. Each show is distinctive, and without doubt, they are two of the most original song writers and performers that Ireland has ever produced. Supported by popular local chanteuse Nicola Clark with MC Kieran Archer. 7:30pm £12 from wegottickets.com
theoldcrownpaganhill.co.uk


Little Geneva, The Prince Albert, Weds 30th Oct

Little Geneva, The Prince Albert, Weds 30th Oct

THE PRINCE ALBERT
Weds 30th Oct Little Geneva
The Bristol dwelling Little Geneva was born out of a conversation between the Doherty brothers, Dave and Chris. Having been stalwarts of the UK contemporary blues scene for over a decade, they decided to get back on stage together, as part of a genuinely exciting live band. The group consists of five extremely experienced and seasoned musicians/performers, some playing under monikers and are all very gifted, who know how to listen, as well as, play their instruments. 8:30pm Free
Fri 1st Nov Town of Cats An ever-mutating municipality of musical misfits, grown in Brighton’s grubby and fertile Petri dish. To hear them is to be transported by the transformative power of the best parties. The ones that set fire to your zero-hour contract and remind you that change, real change, can come from the most ordinary of places. Brighton's finest topless brass explosion will be providing sounds that compel you to wiggle your legs around. Afrobeat, Ska with lashings of Latino and a side of Funk. 8:30pm Free
Sat 2nd The Liquidators A 7-piece ska outfit from Lille, France, initially known as ‘Soul Rebels’, who formed to back Freddy Notes (Montego Bay) at The Vintage Weekender Roubaix in 2015. These fine musicians from Lille’s reggae/dub/funk scene, have matured to deliver a great blend of original material and lively ska-versions of classic tunes with the Jamaican influence. 8:30pm Free
Sun 3rd Son of Dave A maverick Bluesman. A one-man harmonica and beat-box experience. Son of Dave has racked up 1400 shows over 5 continents and released 8 albums. On giant UK festival stages or the coolest Jazz and Blues clubs in Paris, it’s an original world class show. His catchy tunes made it onto Breaking Bad, and he’s been the opening act for Iggy And The Stooges, UB40, Supergrass, The Yardbirds...even played a private party for Grace Jones. Been on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland, has a radio show on Soho Radio, wrote a book.... with millions of fans internationally, but still an independent and struggling musician whom the gatekeepers don’t know how to contain. 8:30pm £10adv from ticketweb, Trading Post Records, Sound Records and the Pub/£12otd
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 2nd Nov In Store DJ Sets
Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month on Saturdays 1-3pm. Sat 2nd Rovee Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


Clare McCaldin, Revolution In Song, St Laurence Church, Thurs 31st Oct

Clare McCaldin, Revolution In Song, St Laurence Church, Thurs 31st Oct

ST LAURENCE CHURCH
Thurs 31st Revolution in Song: A Night at the Opera?
A look at the idea of revolution through song - from Beethoven to Sondheim via Wagner and Debussy - with mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin, baritone Paul Sheehan and pianist Paul Turner. A unique and engaging musical evening as part of Stroud Festival's year celebrating 'Revolution in the Arts' (see stroudfestival.org/events/revolution-in-song) 7:30pm £15/£10under 25’s and music students in adv from ticketsource.co.uk/stroud-festival /£17otd/£12concs
Sat 2nd Nov Terry Oldfield and Soraya: An Evening of Chant and Celebration Join international flute player and composer Terry Oldfield who is returning to his home town of 30 years for this special concert at St Laurence Church. 7pm entry by donation (suggested £5-£15)
stlaurencefuture.org.uk


STROUD BREWERY
Sat 2nd Nov Steve Page
Steve Page writes and performs some of the finest Americana being played in the UK today. This is music with an old-time feel that reaches back to the America of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and the Carter Family. Steve performs his shows playing a combination of guitar, slide guitar, banjo, harmonica and button accordion.8pm Free
stroudbrewery.co.uk


THE SUB ROOMS
Sat 2nd Nov Ceilidh: Out of Hand
Come and try English Ceilidh. It’s a lively, energetic, and upbeat version of English barn or country dancing. It is fast, friendly, great fun and a wonderful way to meet new people. The music is from a variety of traditions including folk, roots, jazz and rock. A young, vibrant six-piece ceilidh band ,Out Of Hand are putting modern twists on traditional and their own tunes to give a thumping, danceable rhythm that will keep you on the dance floor all through the night. 8pm £6.50-£13.50
thesubrooms.co.uk


Meow Catwalk Meow, SVA John Street, Sat 2nd Nov

Meow Catwalk Meow, SVA John Street, Sat 2nd Nov

SVA
Weds 30th Oct Funk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 30th Oct Flamenco Workshop Open it to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either with guitars, clapping, playing cajon or singing. Upstairs in SVA. 7:30pm (term-time only!) Pay what you feel
Sat 2nd Nov Meow Catwalk Meow A catwalk extravaganza hosted by Sean and Megan. This time they are going to take you on a journey through an alternative universe of fashion and sophisticated moves! And, Yes you are in the show! Come and be Art! Strike a pose... work! We don't want to see you dance! We want to see you work!!! Come along for an extraordinary celebration of voguing and crazy fashion, dance moves! Costume essential! Make an entrance! Surprise prize for the best outfit! 9pm £6adv/£8otd (John Street)
sva.org.uk


CHRIST CHURCH Nailsworth
Mon 4th Nov Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila: May Monday 21 Years Young…
Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Timo Alakotila (piano) met in Denmark in 1998, released their seminal CD 'May Monday' in 2001 which gained international acclaim and was voted CD of the year by BBC Late Junction's presenter Fiona Talkington. Two albums followed - Midnight May Monday and now Midsummer May Monday and this tour celebrates 21 years of their superb music and great friendship. Timo, based in Helsinki and Karen, based in Orkney are inspirational creatives, composers and teachers - their collaboration combines Karen's wacky, mercurial and vivacious wizardry with Timo's quiet genius. 7:30pm £10adv (info 07415 456307) /£12otd/£3school children


Flats and Sharps, Prema Arts Centre, Fri 1st Nov

Flats and Sharps, Prema Arts Centre, Fri 1st Nov

PREMA ARTS CENTRE Uley
Fri 1st Nov Flats and Sharps
A four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance. They deliver hugely energetic, infectiously enthusiastic and highly-spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world. Their music incorporates a wide variety of influences from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. 7:30pm £12/£9concs/£10friends/£8concs/£15otd
prema.org.uk














Music Listings: Mon 21st - Sun 27th Oct

The Uplifter, SVA, Sat 26th Oct

The Uplifter, SVA, Sat 26th Oct


ALE HOUSE
Thurs 24th Dave Ayre Trio
Double bass wizard Dave Ayre and his trio returns to the Ale House for another spectacular jazz evening…8:30pm Free
Sat 26th Earl Singer/songwriter Stuart Earl started writing songs in 2001. He formed ‘EARL’ with Lyndon Webb and wrote the songs for his 1st album ‘My name is Earl –The Album’. The duo expanded into a 4 piece band and regularly play gigs and festivals across the country. Based in South West and Wales they play acoustic and slide guitars and a mixture of original songs covering Americana, country and blues. 8:30pm Free


Three Acres and A Cow, British School Hall, Sun 27th

Three Acres and A Cow, British School Hall, Sun 27th

BRITISH SCHOOL HALL
Sun 27th Three Acres and A Cow
‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like Brexit, fracking, the housing crisis and food sovereignty movement via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of England in folk song, stories and poems. Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations. 7pm £10/£8concs
threeacresandacow.co.uk


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Fri 25th Woo Town Hillbillies
Rockin’ the Joint till the Cows come home! 8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


GOLDEN FLEECE
Sat 26th Halloween Party w/ DJ’s Dubbu and Mendoza
DJ's Dubba & Mendoza drop the beat so you can move your feet. Halloween fancy dress highly recommended. Late bar and music 'til 1am…
goldenfleecebar.co.uk


LITTLE VIC
Sun 27th Barney’s Live Music
Concert Night Artist TBC! Check facebook page for updates…7:30pm
facebook.com/BarnysLiveMusic


Issac Birituro and the Rail Abandon, the Prince Albert, Thurs 24th

Issac Birituro and the Rail Abandon, the Prince Albert, Thurs 24th

THE PRINCE ALBERT
Thurs 24th Isaac Birituro and the Rail Abandon
A collaboration between Ghanaian xylophone master Isaac Birituro and Leeds-based producer and singer-songwriter Sonny Johns aka The Rail Abandon. The lead single taken from this project is the uplifting ‘Yesu Yan Yan’, which was actually the very first song Isaac played to his new musical partner. A perfect marriage of brass, reed and wind instruments, backed by abundant percussion, a resonant bass-line and The Kalba Birifore Choir, it is also the opening track of the album and fittingly so, as it translates to “welcome!” 8:30pm Free
Sat 26th Shoot the Moon A seven piece, no nonsense, in your face, Ska Punk power house from the South-west, UK. Their live set is a mix of naughty brass hooks, throbbing bass lines, filthy guitar riffs and jokes that you probably won’t get, or laugh at, because they’re not funny. 8:30pm Free
Sun 27th Baroque Night Dave Ayre and his magical team of professional musicians conjure up a mystical mix to delight the ears and touch the heart. All the bangers from the Baroque era, from Brahms to Liszt. Some customer participation is encouraged. Classical music in an informal setting as it was written to be enjoyed. 8pm £13.50adv (this event always sells out so make sure you buy a ticket!!)
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 26th In Store DJ Sets
Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month on Saturdays 1-3pm. Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


STROUD BREWERY
Sat 26th Wildwood Jack
A unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing drawing influences from folk, country and world music.8pm Free
stroudbrewery.co.uk


Oh! Gunquit, Return of the Living Mockers, the Sub Rooms, Sat 26th

Oh! Gunquit, Return of the Living Mockers, the Sub Rooms, Sat 26th

THE SUB ROOMS
Fri 25th Stop Ecocide: Pretty Things’ Phil May and Dick Taylor
With special guests Arthur Brown, The Grimshaws and Rupert Brown! Legendary 60s rock band The Pretty Things were revered by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, and are said to be the first people to hear Sgt Pepper when the Beatles recorded next door to them at Abbey Road. For this show Phil and Dick are teaming up with the equally legendary Arthur Brown whose hit single “Fire” sold over one million copies when it was released in 1968. 8:15pm £21.50
Sat 26th Return of the Living Mockers Pavinyl and Solidkick Nick have risen again for another night of hoodoo. “Mockers’ nights are typified by an audience from all walks of life and ages, an infamous drumming monkey, Teddy Girls dancing in Go Go cages and a final song, Zorba The Greek, which brings the whole dance floor together for a final dance.” Stroud News & Journal .This time they are joined by the ‘Rumble-Freakbeats’ that are OH! GUNQUT 9pm From £7
thesubrooms.co.uk


SVA
Weds 23rd Funk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 23rd Flamenco Workshop Open it to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either with guitars, clapping, playing cajon or singing. Upstairs in SVA. 7:30pm (term-time only!) Pay what you feel
Sat 26th Uplifter The Uplifter + Stroud = Magical Musical Vibrations! The Uplifter (aka Tom ‘Uplifter’ Earwaker) fell in love with the SVA and Stroud 10 years ago…So much so that he wrote a song about it. 10pm £6from SVA/£7online/£8-£9otd
sva.org.uk


CHRIST CHURCH Nailsworth
Sun 27th Bristol Ensemble Tea Time Concerts
October’s concert as part of the tea-time series of chamber recitals at Christ Church, Nailsworth includes Vaughan Williams’ beautifully transcendent work for solo violin The Lark Ascending and his arrangement of the lilting melody Greensleeves. Roger Armstrong is the soloist in Vivaldi’s lively Flute Concerto, and joins other principals from the Bristol Ensemble to perform a flute sextet by the contemporary Australian-born composer John Carmichael.3pm £10otd
bristolensemble.com


CHANTRY CENTRE Dursley
Sat 26th Dursley DJ Collective
Anyone is welcome to play their music, whatever ability, format and all genres, as long as you can dance to it! Otherwise come along and dance the night away with great music, licensed bar and friendly people…
chantrycentre.org


PAINSWICK CENTRE
Weds 23rd Jack Rutter
Jack Rutter is a BBC Award winning singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. His set features a range of well-known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar and bouzouki, that complement his signature ‘honest, unaffected vocals’. 7:30pm £12
painswickcentre.com


UNDER THE EDGE ARTS Wotton Under Edge
Sat 26th British Summer Time Ends ft. South Cotswolds Jazz Club Players
On the weekend of 26-27 October most people in the UK will have had an extra hour in bed, as the clocks go back to mark the end of British Summer Time. British Summer Time Ends features the South Cotswolds Jazz Club Players, who are all regulars of the Second Friday Jazz Jams at UTEA. Shairon Lloyd will be providing powerful and luxurious vocals on such classics like Route 66, Sway and Let’s Do It - Let's Fall In Love. 8pm £9.50/£7.50
utea.org.uk













Music Listings: Mon 14th - Sun 20th October

Eva Lazarus, Stroud Shindig, The Sub Rooms, Fri 18th Oct

Eva Lazarus, Stroud Shindig, The Sub Rooms, Fri 18th Oct

ALE HOUSE
Sat 19th Liam Ward Band
Get your mojo working with the epic harp-driven sounds of vintage American dance music: Chicago blues, west coast swing and funky, soulful roots music. 8:30pm Free


CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ART
Fri 18th Room to Improv (vol. 1)
A new (regular) Free Jazz and experimental music event brought to you by Sound Records held at the Centre for Science and Art. The opening event features high octane improvising trio Mick Beck, Dom Lash and Paul Hession and Simon McCorry on Cello and Electronics. Further performers to be announced - keep ears peeled! 7:30pm £5adv from Sound Records/£6otd facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Fri 18th Will Killeen
Highly acclaimed Irish acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has a totally unique style; celtic roots mixed with American blues. You can expect songs from early blues standards through to Dylan classics delivered with inimitable percussive guitar and whirling vocals. He's also considered to be one of the foremost slide guitar players in Europe today.. 8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


GALGOS LATINO
Sat 19th Bongo Mondo
Sean and Tom from Sound Records return with a bag packed full of musical gems from Lebanon, Nigeria, Japan and, of course, Venezuela, as well as many more dancefloor fillers from across the globe. The cocktails will be flowing, the shirts will loud and the dancing joyful - join us at this free event and get there early to ensure entry...10pm
galgos.co.uk


THE PRINCE ALBERT
Thurs 17th Open Mic
Stroud's original Open Mic night. All welcome. Originals encouraged. If this is Election night then check the website…8pm Free
Sat 19th DB Party Band For one night only the Albert welcome the best band to ever come down the A46 from a small industrial estate in Nailsworth. Born for One Weekend Only - The Dogs Bollocks End of the World Party Band. Consisting of oldies and newbies, and Elvis as well as Cliff and apparently some bloke called Noel may be playing too (not sure if that’s Gallagher or some kind of Blobby character) but what the Albert can assure you is you will never see this band again. Anywhere. Well, they doubt they’ll invite them back! This band of twelve even feature a four piece brass section. Hold on to your hounds!! 8:30pm Free
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 12th In Store DJ Sets
Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month with DJ JK (aka James Kriszyk) 1pm Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


THE SUB ROOMS
Fri 18th Stroud Shindig
Stroud favourites Boss Morris, Jonny Fluffypunk and Thee Ones, with some very special guests, as well as Booty Bass, Eva Lazarus and the Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra who will be appearing with MCs Grove and JPDL. Don’t miss a special pop-up Wild Boar Gin Lounge where DJs Darius (Crooked Stylus), Dubbu and Mendoza (Overproof), Frank Situation (Situationism), Jag Patel (Global Beats) and Monobrow (Sound Records) will be spinning the very best tracks while you sip on your favourite cocktail. 8pm From £12
Sat 19th EUCO: Romantic Music for Strings The European Union Chamber Orchestra gave its first concerts in 1981 and soon gained a worldwide reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union. The Chamber Orchestra annually perform around 40 concerts and have played in 73 countries to-date. Recent soloists include Nicola Benedetti, Alison Balsam and Julian Lloyd Webber. 7:30pm £9.50
thesubrooms.co.uk


SVA
Weds 16th Funk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 16th Flamenco Workshop Open it to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either with guitars, clapping, playing cajon or singing. Upstairs in SVA. 7:30pm (term-time only!) Pay what you feel
Fri 18th John Street Social Club It’s back! John Street Social is a series of weekly Friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week with visuals and audio to share. Everyone welcome. 5pm
sva.org.uk


The Rheingans Sisters, Ruskin Mill, Fri 18th

The Rheingans Sisters, Ruskin Mill, Fri 18th

RUSKIN MILL Nailsworth
Fri 18th The Rheingans Sisters
Fiddle-singers and multi-instrumentalists Rowan and Anna Rheingans grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music, and were encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their musician mother and violinmaker father from an early age. The sisters have spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in France, Sweden and Norway; they pull a range of influences from both northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own interpretations, compositions and arrangements. 8pm £15/£13concs
rmt.org

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Music Listings: Mon 7th - Sun 13th October

Alessi’s Ark, The Prince Albert, Tues 8th

Alessi’s Ark, The Prince Albert, Tues 8th

ALE HOUSE
Fri 11th Bob Porter Project
An Americana band from Stroud offering a fine blend of mellow Alt Country and gritty Roots Rock. Often described as music with a growl and twang ‘The Project’ offer up a mix of originals and covers. 8:30pm Free


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Thurs 10th Open Mic Night
Hosted by Stroud’s own Americana troubadour the Rev. Stretch. All welcome! 8pm Free
Fri 11th Dave Purple Bluesy funky and rock style originals and covers. 8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Sat 12th Capriol Chamber Orchestra
The Capriol Chamber Orchestra return to Stroud’s Holy Trinity Church for performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no 5 ‘the Emperor’ ft. soloist James Brawn and King Stephen Overture Symphony no 1. 7:30pm £12/£10concs/Children under 16 free £1 reduction on advance tickets available now from the Sub Rooms.
capriolorchestra.co.uk


LITTLE VIC
Sun 13th Barney’s Live Music: Si Barron
Monthly music club at the Little Vic, with special guest plus floor spots…This month’s guest features Si Barron. 7:45pm Free (suggested donation £4)
facebook.com/BarnysLiveMusic


THE PRINCE ALBERT
Tues 8th Alessi’s Ark
Alessi’s Ark has been a gradual burning, shimmering process built upon years of experimentation, travel, resilience and triumph. "Finely crafted folk is elevated towards greatness by the stunning voice of Alessi Laurent-Marke" – Clash. 8:30pm Free
Thurs 10th The Strays The Strays are pushing rock ‘n’ roll to its limit, fusing a multitude of genres to create a unique vintage sound with a gritty, modern edge. Signed to Western Star Records and described as No Doubt meets Imelda May, front woman Stella Sonic leads this slick, nomadic 4 piece as they blaze their way across the country. Their debut album 'Drop Out Zone' has been touted as 'The most exciting album of the year' by BBC Radio's Rock n Roll Heaven. 8:30pm Free
Fri 11th Scott Mickelson Artist/producer from San Francisco. Scott’s debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. “Flickering, a buoyant composition showcasing that Mickelson’s offers undeniable musical charm and instrumental dexterity.” - Glide Magazine. 8:30pm Free
Sat 12th Alice Wallace, Broken Bones Matilda Alice Wallace draws on some powerful female influences like Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Not only are these powerhouses heard throughout her music, but she is invoking their fierce independent spirits and paying it forward for female artists. First UK tour and hoping for a crazy Saturday night in Stroud…Support from Broken Bones Matilda offering up sterling vocal showmanship and incomparable song-writing. 8:30pm Free
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 12th In Store DJ Sets
Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month on Saturdays 1-3pm. Sat 12th DJ JK/Sat 19th Graham/Sat 26th TBC…Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


John Broomhall, Stroud Brewery, Sat 12th

John Broomhall, Stroud Brewery, Sat 12th

STROUD BREWERY
Thurs 10th Bagelites
Every second Thursday of the month, local musicians gather to play folk and gypsy style traditional tunes. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere. 8pm
Sat 12th John Broomhall A talented and sparky jazz keyboardist and one half of EDM/jazz hybrid music artist String Theory (Modularity) signed to Bradley Zero[‘s Rhythm Section International label. Expect highly agreeable jazz vibes with a side helping of gospel, soul and funk influences plus guest musicians. 8pm Free
stroudbrewery.co.uk


THE SUB ROOMS
Fri 11th Jive Dance
A fantastic opportunity to come and take part in an evening of swing jive with some additional jazz steps and tricks! 7:30pm £8
Sat 12th Mad Dog Mcrea Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. 8pm £16.50
thesubrooms.co.uk


SVA
Weds 9th Funk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 9th Flamenco Workshop Open it to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either with guitars, clapping, playing cajon or singing. Upstairs in SVA. 7:30pm (term-time only!) Pay what you feel
Thurs 10th Stroud Jazz Sessions: Dom Franks Dom Franks as our jazz-smoking special guest!! With saccharine bebop licks edging into funky dives and samba sways, Dom is our jazz-fine sugar-fine saxophone hero from Cheltenham. With his 3rd album being pressed, come hear him effortlessly channel Strayhorn, Coltrane and Shorter.8pm £5otd/£3musicians (John Street)
Fri 11th John Street Social Club It’s back! John Street Social is a series of weekly Friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week with visuals and audio to share. Everyone welcome. 5pm
sva.org.uk


Riccardo Tesi and Anne Niepold, Prema Arts Centre, Sat 12th

Riccardo Tesi and Anne Niepold, Prema Arts Centre, Sat 12th

PREMA ARTS CENTRE Uley
Sat 12th Anne Niepold and Riccardo Tesi
Solo performances from two extraordinarily gifted and influential European musicians in one concert. Together these two luminaries offer us an evening of electrifying squeezebox wonder. Make sure you don’t miss this early autumn gig and a rare chance to get up-close to two astonishing musicians! £12/£9concs/£10friends/£8concs/£15otd
prema.org.uk


UNDER THE EDGE ARTS Wotton Under Edge
Fri 11th SCJC Jazz Jam
Bringing the benefit of jazz as an art form to the local community and to multiple levels of ability. All instruments/vocalists will be made welcome. If you can play the blues and want to have a crack at jazz – this is for you! If you want to come and just listen that is fine too. Jazz Jam Sessions are led by John Cook, Shairon Lloyd, Peter Neale and JJ Shaw. 8pm Free
Sat 12th Alan Burke Widely regarded as one of the finest ballad singers of his genera-tion and possesses an almost inexhaustible repertoire of traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs in both the English and Irish languages. 8pm £11.50/£9.50
utea.org.uk

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Music Listings: Sat 5th - Sat 12th Oct

Leveret, Sat 5th, Lansdown Hall

Leveret, Sat 5th, Lansdown Hall

ALE HOUSE
Sat 5th Bacchus
Bacchus plays rock, rock'n'roll, rhythm blues and blues in a wide-ranging repertoire that includes many of your guitar favourites along with their own songs. 8:30pm Free
Fri 11th Bob Porter Project An Americana band from Stroud offering a fine blend of mellow Alt Country and gritty Roots Rock. Often described as music with a growl and twang ‘The Project’ offer up a mix of originals and covers. 8:30pm Free


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Thurs 10th Open Mic Night
Hosted by Stroud’s own Americana troubadour the Rev. Stretch. All welcome! 8pm Free
Fri 11th Dave Purple Bluesy funky and rock style originals and covers. 8:30pm Free
crownandsceptrestroud.com


HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Sat 12th Capriol Chamber Orchestra
The Capriol Chamber Orchestra return to Stroud’s Holy Trinity Church for performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no 5 ‘the Emperor’ ft. soloist James Brawn and King Stephen Overture Symphony no 1. 7:30pm £12/£10concs/Children under 16 free £1 reduction on advance tickets available now from the Sub Rooms.
capriolorchestra.co.uk


LANSDOWN HALL
Sat 5th Leveret
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret return to Stroud for the first time since their sell out Sub Rooms gig in 2015. The band are launching their own concert series, starting with their own gig, then inviting three different artists throughout 2020. 7:30pm £15/£10 under 25’s from eventbrite.co.uk
lansdownhall.org


THE MUSEUM IN THE PARK
Sat 5th Sounds for A Small Space: Bell Lungs, Scotton Drive
Phonsonic hosts an intimate and eclectic live music evening with guests. Bell Lungs is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist mixing ambient, dream pop, folk and drone music. Scotton Drive creates improvised ambient soundscapes, exploring ideas of stillness and solitude by combining and manipulating traditional textile patterns, folk songs, punch cards and music boxes. 7:30pm £5/£7.50adv/£10otd
museuminthepark.org.uk


Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Sun 6th, The Prince Albert

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Sun 6th, The Prince Albert

THE PRINCE ALBERT
Sat 5th Čao Laru
A group of travelling artists coming from France and Brazil that, after 3 years of touring in 20 countries from Eastern Europe to Latin America and collecting a lot of influences, releases in 2019 their third album "Fronteiras" ("borderlines"). A concert full of polyphonic singing, exotic rhythms, pump-manouches, scenic interaction and an ensemble of acoustic and electric instruments without boundaries. 8:30pm Free
Sun 6th Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip 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. Mik played a staggering 13 gigs at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, and the Beeb made a rather fab film about him. Look him up on Youtube. Or just come and see them. 7:30pm £12adv from ticketweb, the Albert or Trading Post
Tues 8th Alessi’s Ark Alessi’s Ark has been a gradual burning, shimmering process built upon years of experimentation, travel, resilience and triumph. "Finely crafted folk is elevated towards greatness by the stunning voice of Alessi Laurent-Marke" – Clash. 8:30pm Free
Thurs 10th The Strays The Strays are pushing rock ‘n’ roll to its limit, fusing a multitude of genres to create a unique vintage sound with a gritty, modern edge. Signed to Western Star Records and described as No Doubt meets Imelda May, front woman Stella Sonic leads this slick, nomadic 4 piece as they blaze their way across the country. Their debut album 'Drop Out Zone' has been touted as 'The most exciting album of the year' by BBC Radio's Rock n Roll Heaven. 8:30pm Free
Fri 11th Scott Mickelson Artist/producer from San Francisco. Scott’s debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. “Flickering, a buoyant composition showcasing that Mickelson’s offers undeniable musical charm and instrumental dexterity.” - Glide Magazine. 8:30pm Free
Sat 12th Alice Wallace, Broken Bones Matilda Alice Wallace draws on some powerful female influences like Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Not only are these powerhouses heard throughout her music, but she is invoking their fierce independent spirits and paying it forward for female artists. First UK tour and hoping for a crazy Saturday night in Stroud…Support from Broken Bones Matilda offering up sterling vocal showmanship and incomparable song-writing. 8:30pm Free
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


SOUND RECORDS
Sat 5th – Sat 26th In Store DJ Sets
Sound Records continues their in store live DJ performances throughout the month on Saturdays 1-3pm. Sat 5th Pamestine/Sat 12th DJ JK/Sat 19th Graham/Sat 26th TBC…Free
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


ST LAURENCE CHURCH
Sat 5th Lekan Babalola’s Sacred Funk Quintet ft. Kate Luxmoore
Kate Luxmoore has been interpreting what she terms the “English Songbook” through a fusion of jazz, urban grooves and African rhythms, marrying together the harmonies and melodies of English folk with the rolling, poly-rhythms of Yoruba grooves to create an upbeat, jazz infused set that also includes original compositions. Here, she is joined by twice Grammy award winning Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola and by professional storyteller Pyn Stockman, who draws freely on tales from the oral tradition – folktales, wonder tales, epics and myths and gives them a contemporary twist.
stlaurencefuture.org.uk


Albino Tarantino, Sat 5th, Stroud Brewery

Albino Tarantino, Sat 5th, Stroud Brewery

STROUD BREWERY
Sat 5th Extinction Rebellion FunRaiser
Come and have fun, laugh, dance, be entertained, bring your kids as there’s loads for them to do. As well as kicking back and having fun with friends and family this FunRaiser is also a call to arms for the next Rebellion that starts on Monday 7th October. So get your rebel rousing party clothes on. Let’s come together and celebrate before we march on London.. Balcony Bar: JSSO Project, Up the Bug, Steve Ashley, Elvis McGonagall, XR auction Xtravaganza, Liv Torc and Shagufta Iqbal (Burning Eye Books), Cecilia Delatori, Richard Lindesay, Jo Khimba, Piranha Poetry, Texas Tick Fever, NJ Gardiner. Compère by Jonny Fluffypunk. The Gallery: Children’s Storytelling Workshop, Children’s Drumming Workshop, Face Painting, Children Singing Workshop, T-Shirt Printing, Badge Making…From midday Entry fee by donation
Thurs 10th Bagelites Every second Thursday of the month, local musicians gather to play folk and gypsy style traditional tunes. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere. 8pm
Sat 12th John Broomhall A talented and sparky jazz keyboardist and one half of EDM/jazz hybrid music artist String Theory (Modularity) signed to Bradley Zero[‘s Rhythm Section International label. Expect highly agreeable jazz vibes with a side helping of gospel, soul and funk influences plus guest musicians. 8pm Free
stroudbrewery.co.uk


Mad Dog Mcrea, Sat 12th, the Sub Rooms

Mad Dog Mcrea, Sat 12th, the Sub Rooms

THE SUB ROOMS
Sat 5th Ceilidh - Captain Swing
Come and try English Ceilidh. It’s a lively, energetic, and upbeat version of English barn or country dancing. It is fast, friendly, great fun and a wonderful way to meet new people. The music is from a variety of traditions including folk, roots, jazz and rock. Captain Swing are a five piece English ceilidh band who play exciting and dynamic music which is sure to get your feet moving! 8pm from £6.50
Sun 6th Buddy Holly & The Cricketers This breath-taking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock. 7:30pm From £19
Fri 11th Jive Dance A fantastic opportunity to come and take part in an evening of swing jive with some additional jazz steps and tricks! 7:30pm £8
Sat 12th Mad Dog Mcrea Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band. 8pm £16.50
thesubrooms.co.uk


SVA
Weds 9th Funk-In Sessions
Best live Funk Jam in town ...FUNK Only...Nothing but the Funk! All are welcome to listen or perform! Every Wednesday night. 8pm £1otd (John Street)
Weds 9th Flamenco Workshop
Open it to anyone interested to learn about flamenco in general so anyone can join either with guitars, clapping, playing cajon or singing. Upstairs in SVA. 7:30pm (term-time only!) Pay what you feel
Fri 11th John Street Social Club It’s back! John Street Social is a series of weekly Friday night club socials hosted by different artists each week with visuals and audio to share. Everyone welcome. 5pm
Thurs 10th Stroud Jazz Sessions: Dom Franks Dom Franks as our jazz-smoking special guest!! With saccharine bebop licks edging into funky dives and samba sways, Dom is our jazz-fine sugar-fine saxophone hero from Cheltenham. With his 3rd album being pressed, come hear him effortlessly channel Strayhorn, Coltrane and Shorter.8pm £5otd/£3musicians (John Street)
sva.org.uk


PREMA ARTS CENTRE Uley
Sat 12th Anne Niepold and Riccardo Tesi
Solo performances from two extraordinarily gifted and influential European musicians in one concert. Together these two luminaries offer us an evening of electrifying squeezebox wonder. Make sure you don’t miss this early autumn gig and a rare chance to get up-close to two astonishing musicians! £12/£9concs/£10friends/£8concs/£15otd
prema.org.uk


UNDER THE EDGE ARTS Wotton Under Edge
Sat 5th The Schmoozenbergs
Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting gypsy jazz music will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. 8pm £11.50/£9.50concs
Fri 11th SCJC Jazz Jam Bringing the benefit of jazz as an art form to the local community and to multiple levels of ability. All instruments/vocalists will be made welcome. If you can play the blues and want to have a crack at jazz – this is for you! If you want to come and just listen that is fine too. Jazz Jam Sessions are led by John Cook, Shairon Lloyd, Peter Neale and JJ Shaw. 8pm Free
Sat 12th Alan Burke Widely regarded as one of the finest ballad singers of his genera-tion and possesses an almost inexhaustible repertoire of traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs in both the English and Irish languages. 8pm £11.50/£9.50
utea.org.uk

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GOP Guide to the August Bank Holiday Weekend in Stroud

Stroud Fringe 2017 by TammyLynn Photography

Stroud Fringe 2017 by TammyLynn Photography

As many of you might now have heard sadly the Stroud Fringe is no longer taking place this year. Putting together a free festival on such a scale in the centre of Stroud is a gargantuan task which relies on a hoard of volunteers and funding to continue (see this month’s article in Good On Paper)

The current Stroud Fringe team took over in 2015 and for the following three years built the festival into one of the biggest free events in the South West bringing thousands of festival goers to Stroud not to mention boosting the local economy.

Since 2015 we have worked closely with the fringe team - producing the programme in 2016/2017 and putting on our own Good On Paper stage in St Laurence Church as well as producing Stroud Fringe Special Editions of the magazine. All though we couldn’t be involved this year (mainly due to the demand of putting GOP together in our spare time every month plus organising our new venture Hidden Notes!) we we’re very much looking forward to the mass celebration of Stroud that the fringe brings forth.

Fingers crossed that it will be back in 2020 in some shape or form but until then we have collated everything else taking place in Stroud (including Live @ St Laurence - see stroudfringe.co.uk) - which is a lot!!

So read on for our Guide to the August Bank Holiday Weekend in Stroud. Share, invite friends from further afield to show them just what an amazing place Stroud truly is…And do come back to this page for news and updates as there will no doubt be much more to add!

ARTS

Clay Sinclair, Cleo Mussi and Paul Grellier

ART OF CLAY
Clay Sinclair

Provocative post-pop paintings on Perspex by local/international artist Clay Sinclair situated at 48 High Street. Plus prints for those on a budget and People's Republic of Stroud tat for those joining the revolution. Open Mon – Fri 11am-5pm/Sat 10am-5pm
claysinclair.com


BEDFORD STREET
Fri 23rd – Mon 26th Paul Grellier: Outside Inner Space
Grellier, who studied alongside Gillian Wearing and other YBAs, is well-known for his large, semi-kinetic sculptures involving heavy blocks of salvaged stone and agricultural steel floating in space, and for his “Suspended” installations. Often drawing from his personal and professional experiences including a rural childhood and interests ranging from medical instruments to shamanism, Paul’s pioneering and intriguing creations invite audiences to explore imaginary realms and peer beneath the visible and ordinary surfaces of things…10am-6pm
paulgrellier.co.uk


THE DINER
Mon 19th – Sat 31st Bombshells, Heroes and Icons
A new exhibition at the Diner on Nelson St. dedicated to Bombshells, Heroes and Icons ft. works by Tamzin M.M, David Horton and Helen Fox. Tues – Thurs 10am-11pm/Fri 10am-11pm/Sat 9am-11pm. Private view Mon 19th 6-9pm
facebook.com/strouddiner


THE MUSEUM IN THE PARK
Sat 13th July – Mon 26th Aug Mussi’s Herbal
A new collection of inventive mosaics by Stroud-based artist Cleo Mussi. An ornament of comely grace featuring garlands of the head, nosegaies and poesies for the recreation of mind and wholeness of being. An exploration of ‘all the idle weeds that grow’, the vegetable guerrillas and common place plant escapees and trespassers that mark the well-trodden tracks of human migration and movement. After exploring the exhibition, be sure to take a wander around the Walled Garden, Cleo’s living, growing, every changing mosaic of colourful and dramatic plants and flowers. Look out for special linked workshops, family drop in activities and a talk on plant lore by acclaimed author Roger Phillips.
museuminthepark.org.uk


SVA
Fri 9th – Sat 31st Stroud Summer Show 2019
In the long shadow of Parisian salon exhibitions and the RA, Stroud Summer Show shows work by makers and artists for the community, in the community and by the community. This exhibition is being organised by Cast Space, an arts platform run by James Holliday, with SVA. Organised by Cast Space with SVA. Cast Space is a platform for art and ideas to be realised and tested. At the core of Cast Space is community and collectivism and the benefits of artists and makers to the societies we occupy. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-3pm (John Street)
sva.org.uk


WET PAINT GALLERY
Sat 17th – Sat 31st Water of the World

A celebration of water through the eyes of artists from around the world. Including Aboriginal Art from Australia, woodcuts from Japan and works inspired by France, Southern Europe and the British isles. Open Weds-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm
wetpaintgalleryonline.com


ART BURST PAINSWICK
Sat 17th – Mon 26th Aug
Ten days of individual artists’ exhibitions; exhibition of entries for the ‘Character of the Cotswolds’ prize competition (judged by Mary Portas and Emma Falshaw of T&C Financial Planning), ten open artists’ studios, Gloucestershire Society of Artists annual exhibition, St Mary’s Church floral display and the Rococo Garden Sculpture exhibition. The festival also includes eight weekend Art Master Classes and daily children’s Art Experience workshops. Visit the website for the full programme! artburstpainswick.co.uk


PAINSWICK ROCOCO GARDEN
Sun 26th May – Sun 8th Sept Art Unbound

This summer, renowned curator Anna Greenacre brings together works from both established sculptors and emerging British talent, set against the stunning backdrop of Painswick Rococo Garden. In a range of media including wood, stone, wire, ceramics and bronze, this contemporary outdoor exhibition has been designed to embrace the natural beauty and creative energy of the rococo period. Sculptors include Peter Beard, David Begbie, Aly Brown, Mike Chaikin, Alison Crowther, Sophie Dickens, Luke Dickinson, Kim Francis,Alex Jones, Tony Lattimer, Sophie Marsham, Rebecca Newnham, Yorgos Papadopoulos, Joe & Jenny Smith, Guy Stevens, Anthony Turner, Clare Trenchard and Dominic Welch.
rococogarden.org.uk

MUSIC

Fletchstock at the Fringe: Be Humble, Stroud Dub Club Presents: Fringe Fever, The Outer Fringe at the Crown and Sceptre, the Diner, Unconventional

ALE HOUSE
Fri 23rd Slimline Shufflers
The Slimline Shufflers play a New Orleans style of rhythm'n'blues pioneered by such luminaries as Professor Longhair, James Booker and Dr. John. Eric Arthur, Bristol's finest exponent of this piano style, provides a virtuosic base and is joined by Henry Slim bringing horn-like amplified harmonica and baritone vocals to the mix. 8:30pm Free
Sat 24th Los Gusanos, Molly-Anne, The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs
Los Gusanos: An eclectic mix of blues, jazz, latin and afro-colombian music. Vivan Los Gusanos! 8:30pm Free. Molly-Anne: A young and upcoming musician from Gloucestershire, looking to make a positive impact. With a soulful, country inspired sound fused with elements of indie folk…5pm Free. The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs: A folk/blues Americana quartet with a dash of jazz, ragtime and bluegrass. They write songs to make your grandmother blush and your grandfather whistle. 2pm Free
Sun 25th Hipkiss HIPKISS features Muddy Manninen (ex Wishbone Ash) on guitar and acclaimed British saxophonist and vocalist Patsy Gamble. The band play a mixture of their own original material and covers in a blues, rock, soulful style. 8:30pm Free


THE CROWN AND SCEPTRE
Fri 23rd The Outer Fringe: The Soul Destroyers, the Leon Daye Band, the Virtual Kevins
The Soul Destroyers: thirteen piece soul/pop/cheese/funk/groove party band! The Leon Daye Band: Upbeat pop-rock sing a longs to folk based traditional song writing with delicate melodies and heartfelt lyrics. The Virtual Kevins: A combination of chilled soul, funk and dance. Free
Sat 24th The Outer Fringe: Tree Top Flyers, Loan Sharks, Off Script, Tazmin Barnes, Bob Porter Project, Mr Marko’s Outer Space Emporium, Tom Clissold
Treetop Flyers: London based folk rockers “like witnessing some stoned gods at the Filmore East in '69.”. The Loan Sharks: South West's pop-punk kings. Off Script: five piece ft. guitar and sax – all original songs. Tazmin Barnes: Actress, model and singer inspired by the likes of Jessie J, Adele and Meghan Trainer. Bob Porter Project: A fine blend of Americana, roots, rock and blues…Mr Markos Outer Space Emporium: Soundscapes, big beats, big bass and 80’s synths in a sci-fi style. Tom Clissold: Singer song writer performing originals and covers. Free
Sun 25th The Outer Fringe: Luke Philbrick and Solid Gone, Shady Past, John Dalton, The Scrutineers, Nigel Gardener, The Lynchpins, Stroud Red Band
Luke Philbrick and Solid Gone: Raw Delta Blues guitar and an almost tribal foot-stomping beat combine to create their own original Skiffle-Blues blend. The Shady Past: Revved up kick starting rock n roll. John Dalton: Scouse troubadour…The Scrutineers: Local indie/pop/alternative duo. Nigel Gardener: Beautiful acoustic guitar melodies. The Lynchpins: Eight piece barbershop men’s group. Stroud Red Band: A scion of the London Big Red Band, which has been in existence since the 1980s. Like them they play music from the heritage of the labour movement. Free
Mon 26th The Outer Fringe: Yard Sale, DJjerksauceproject
The pub hosts a Yard Sale Flea Market in the Big Tent in the garden! Plus a Pad Thai Noodle Bar and tunes from DJjerksauceproject…Free (click here for facebook event page)
crownandsceptrestroud.com


THE DINER
Fri 23rd Drag Night and Karaoke
The Diner opens up for the bank holiday weekend with a drag night and karaoke thrown in for good measure! Go Blonde or Go Home…Follow the Diner on facebook for news and updates! facebook.com/strouddiner


GALGOS LATINO
Sat 24th Bongo Mondo Fringe Spectacular
Sean and Tom from Sound Records return after a triumphant first event with a bag packed full of musical gems from Lebanon, Nigeria, Japan and, of course, Venezuela, as well as many more dancefloor fillers from across the globe. The cocktails will be flowing, the shirts will loud and the dancing joyful...9pm Free (click here for facebook event page)
galgos.co.uk


GOLDEN FLEECE
Fri 23rd Joe Reeve Is…Elvis

Back for a Summer Spectacular at The Hottest Venue in town, Elvis is jumpsuited and booted and ready to curl his lip just for you baby. Uh-huh...9pm Free (click here for Facebook event page)
goldenfleecebar.co.uk


HORNS ON HORNS ROAD
Sun 25th The Stroud Red Band

Stroud Red Band's pop-up participation music event - all brass, woodwind and percussion players welcome - the more the better. Assemble at one end of Horns Road, and process along to the Crown and Sceptre, playing easy New Orleans-style Jazz. Message Stroud Red Band on facebook for links to downloadable parts for your instrument! And be sure to wear some horns on your head! And bring flags ad banners! 1:15pm (click here for facebook event page)


LANSDOWN HALL
Fri 23rd Fletchstock at the Fringe – Be Humble
Flipside: Stroud’s finest regroup to Jam 4 Jamie. Daddy Skitz: hip-hop album of the year winner and purveyor of fine quality beats. Errol’s Kitchen: One of Bristol’s finest live fierce funk bands. The 3 Scratchateers: Turntablism from 3 past Stroud based DMC maestros. Pete Daisy and Jamie Rainbow: Chunky beats, funky breaks and bangers! Threebagsfull and Sista Oona: Dirty dub. Home grown. Hombrelobo: Something old something new but all god damn funky! Sparkplug: Live global hip-hop sensation dropping J. Fletch Produkshunz. 7pm £10 from Trading Post - 100% of profits to fund launching The Fletch Music 4 Life Foundation. (click here for facebook event page)
Sat 24th Stroud Dub Club: Fringe Fever Stroud Dub Club proudly present a night of jungle vibes! ft. DJ Threebagsfull, DJ Rudini, DJ Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Dubbu, Gardna (Live PA) x Fat Stash and MC’s Speng Bond, Mr Melody, Sista Oona plus special guests...Soundsystems – Jungle Box Audio and Majestic Vision. 9pm £10adv from Trading Post/£15otd (click here for facebook event page)
lansdownhall.org


THE OLD CONVENT
Sun 25th Unconventional
Monobrow (Stroud Block Party/Sound Records) and DJ Darius (Crooked Stylus) combine for a five hour bonanza of head nodders, floor fillers and party tunes. Not only that but they've got the best drinks in town with the mighty Wild Boar Gin Bar in a fantastic venue. Admission is by ticket only in advance from Sound Records and capacity is 120 so make sure you get in there quick once tickets go on sale for £6. It's gonna be big! 9pm – 2am (click here for facebook event page)


THE PRINCE ALBERT
Fri 23rd The LBJB’s, Trongate Rum Riots

Following their sold out (and still talked about!) show at the Good On Paper Rodborough takeover back in May the mighty LBJB’s return to the Prince Albert…The Bristol based heavy funk/soul supergroup ft. Kieron Bon Suis Dunne, Marcel Osborne, Billy Weir, Rafaelle Dornelles (Rafa Dornelles Trio) and Andrew Neil Hayes (Tezeta/Run Logan Run) high energy performances have secured them shows with heavyweights on the funk scene including the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club…Get down y’all!! The Trongate Rum Riots hail from Glasgow, a city as soaked in salty maritime tradition as their music.Their style ranges from sweaty punk to dirty folk, with the occasional bluesy lick and Balkan riff, and is equally as visceral in its plugged-in form as it is in its stripped-back acoustic set.
Sat 24th OVERPROOF
Late afternoon and early evening sounds in the yard. Dubbu and Mendoza are the spinners on the decks with the best in dancehall, hip hop and old school sounds. Food served from Cappeninis Wood Fired pizza out the front…
Sun 25th DiscoNature
Party Animals! Get your dancing paws, flippers and hooves on and join us for an afternoon exploring animal behaviour through music, games, dance and comedy. A fun body and brain workout for all.DiscoNature is an interactive live show combining natural science, comedy, music, dance and games, developed in collaboration between musician Josef Reeve aka JoeisElvis and Kaoru Blackstone from Wild Things, Stroud-based natural science and art group. It starts at 2pm. It's not a drop-in club - it's an interactive live show where we all dance. To make the most of it, please arrive by the start time.Dress code: no strict one, but nature/wild wear welcome! Aimed for families with children aged 3 to 10, but all welcome!
Sun 25th The Scribes, Frankly Skanky
The Scribes are a new wave hip hop three-piece consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro, who's unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other. Storming the Prince Albert stage at this year’s Chalfest do not miss their triumphant return to Stroud…Frankly Skanky: Stroud dwelling sacred dub roots reggae band. Bristol influenced dubbed up versions of rare roots reggae tunes they’ve discovered and loved.
theprincealbertstroud.co.uk


QUEEN VIC
Sat 24th The Starttles, Ewan Young, DJ Dr Cheese
The Starttles: Rock and pop duo, Ewan Young: Singer/guitarist, DJ Dr Cheese: Does just what his name suggests….
Sun 25th JP Brass All Stars Band, A’La-Ska JP Brass All Stars Band: A traditional brass band playing very non traditional brass band music. Rock covers, pop songs, show tunes...you name it. A’La-Ska: Six piece traditional ska band up cycling a fusion of classic reggae and ska... With a twist


THE RETREAT
Sat 24th Midlife Crisis
What better way to spend August Bank Holiday weekend that with a proper 'Midlife Crisis'! Bringing you a broad range of Stonkin' House, Funky Breaks & New Disco ft. Bean, Blakey, Jamie Rainbow and Sam Taylor…
facebook.com/theretreatstroud


SAMA SAMA
Sat 24th Lengdems: Fringe Takeover
This party will be something different from what Sama Sama and Lengdems have ever put on before so make sure you come along! They are pulling out all the stops in providing a day party like no other! Sun, good vibes and good community is their mission statement for the event. Local up and coming DJ’s will be providing a huge selection of genres including UK funky, garage, dnb, disco, house and everything and anything in between! Lengdems is all about bringing communities together as well as giving back..so with that said they are proud to be supporting a charity which is close to one of their staff member's hearts. The charity we will be donating to is called Money for Madagascar and they fund Grass-roots conservation and development in Madagascar. They also work closely with another charity called Akany Avoko who provides homes, an education and a healthy life for more than 120 of Madagascar’s most deserving but neglected youth. 2-8pm facebook.com/samasamastroud (click here for facebook event page)


SOUND RECORDS
Fri 23rd Felix Jupiter
An evening of chilled out indie and folk music, live and in concert featuring Felix Jupiter, Nell Rosa, Zarina and Days of Pure Enjoyment. Limited space in the venue so make sure you're there for doors! 8pm Free (click here for facebook event page)
facebook.com/soundrecordsstroud


ST LAURENCE CHURCH
Fri 23rd - Sun 25th Live & St Laurence
Stroud Fringe may not be going ahead as planned, but the fringe team are delighted to announce that the concerts in St Laurence Church over the Bank Holiday weekend are still on! There’s a brilliant line-up including free daytime sound installations and evening performances by alternative duo Samana (Friday), Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor (Saturday), former Wild Beast Hayden Thorpe (Sunday) and a supporting cast of rising independent music stars. Tickets for the evening shows are only £5 (plus booking fee) and all proceeds are going to the Fringe. Visit the website for full details! (click here for the facebook event page)
stroudfringe.co.uk


STAR ANISE ARTS CAFE
Fri 23rd Fringe Global Beats

Stroud’s original purveyors of funky tunes from all around this groovy globe delivering an earth shattering party with a bass bias. Expect the usual lashings of Reggae served up with oodles of Cumbia, Gypsy, Balkan, with side servings of Bhangra, Latin and Afro beat all at Strouds best funky cafe. One love, unity and tolerance. 8pm £5/£3adv (click here for facebook event page)


STROUD BREWERY
Thurs 22nd – Sun 25th Food and Music Weekender
Great music, food plus Sunday family entertainment with walk about circus acts. With multiple food options, loads of great beer and the launch of the Breweries new gig space, you are all in for a treat! stroudbrewery.co.uk (click here for facebook event page)


YARD TRAIL
Mon 26th
Stroud Yard Trail is back! Follow all the festival fun with Yard Trail on Monday 26th August. It's a great way to get to know your neighbourhood, hunt some bargains or make some cash whilst saving the planet by reusing and recycling and building stronger communities! Sell (or purchase) your old vinyl, cd’s, cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, books, comics, artwork and much more…As well as outside people’s houses locations also include the Crown and Sceptre, Trainspotters and Spacehoppers. facebook.com/yardtrailstroud (click here for facebook event page)


FROCESTER BEER FESTIVAL
Fri 23rd – Sat 24th Aug

A cricket field, beer, cider, wine, music and lots more…For over thirty years the Frocester Beer Festival has been serving the local community and recently the world! It is a fantastic event which attracts nearly six thousand people over two days on the August bank holiday. The ethos of the festival is for you to enjoy a fine selection of ales, whilst raising much needed money for local charities.
frocesterbeerfestival.com

SPOKEN WORD/LITERATURE

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OLD COOP SHOP
Fri 23rd Co-Operativerse
Jeff Cloves and Philip Rush are reading poetry at the Old Co-Op Shop in Horns Road. They’d love you to come.There’ll be an exhibition of photographs at the Old Co-Op and you’ll be able to look at those, too. Everything will be done and dusted by 8.30 pm so you’ll be able to go on to enjoy what other delights the Bank Holiday Weekend offers, perhaps beginning at the Crown and Sceptre which is almost next door. There will be some seats and plenty of room, but if you want to bring a cushion (or evening a folding chair) that will be fine. 7:30pm Free

THEATRE/DANCE LISTINGS

Giffords Cicus: Xanadu

Giffords Cicus: Xanadu

GIFFORDS CIRCUS
Thurs 15th – Tues 27th Xanadu
Roll up, roll in to the stately pleasure-dome for miracles, song, symphony and enchantment. Musicians, horses, clowns and tumblers enfolded in this joyful paradise, with music loud and long – the Giffords Circus caravan will be taking to the road for a 2019 summer of love. It is midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height. Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with Shamanic horses gather to play, sing, dance, protest and perform. Policemen and a family of out-of-towners get caught up in the celebrations. Will they get in the groove? Nell Gifford builds a pleasure dome and Tweedy has a job in the kitchen as he thought everyone was talking about “Flour Power”. As evening approaches, the ever more chaotic event careers towards a joyful, transcendental finale. Be there or be square! Minchinhampton Common (remainder of the tour also includes Stratton Meadows, Cirencester 12th – 16th Sept and back to Fennells Farm for the final shows 19th – 29th Sept) giffordscircus.com


PAINSWICK ROCOCO GARDEN
Mon 26th Outdoor Theatre: IKProductions – Sword in the Stone
Wizards, magic swords, knights in shining armour and the throne of England. There are fights to be fought, knights to be knighted, and quests to be… quested. See for yourself exactly how Arthur became the most renowned King of England in this madcap, hilarious retelling of the legendary English legend of The Sword in the Stone…2:30pm
rococogarden.org.uk

























Good On Paper's Alternative Christmas Playlist 2018

Merry GOPmas

Here’s our Christmas playlist.

Click here to listen to it.

It ft. the likes of Beak>, Mark Kozelek, Sufjan Stevens, William Shatner and more…

Merry GOPmas to ye all

Alex and Adam

Good On Paper

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1 - Mark Kozelek I Believe In Father Christmas | 2 - Josh T Pearson Angels We Have Heard On High | 3 - Sufjan Stevens That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! | 4 - Low Silent Night | 5 - Bonnie Prince Billy and Dawn McCarthy Christmas Eve Can Kill You | 6 - Feist Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming | 7 - Iain Archer Little Drummer Boy | 8 - The Civil War Years I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day | 9 - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs All I Want For Christmas | 10 - Minuteman Last Christmas | 11 - Sufjan Stevens Coventry Carol | 12 - Mark Lanegan We Three Kings | 13 - Mark Kozelek The Christmas Song | 14 - The Polyphonic Spree Happy Xmas (War Is Over) | 15 - Bright Eyes God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen | 16 - Beak> (Merry Xmas) Face the Future | 17 - William Shatner ft. Iggy Pop Silent Night | 18 - Andrew Bird Auld Lang Syne

Stroud Folk Weekend: Join the Orchestra

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By Robin Burton

If you play anything that can be squeezed, blown, plinked or scraped and can follow a line of music, then the Stroud Folk Weekend Orchestra needs you!

You will practice 4 - 5 traditional tunes drawn from the music of the British Isles. A 2 hour workshop on Sunday 23rd September will be followed by a performance at the start of the afternoon concert at 1pm. It will be a glorious noise!

The event is led by Fran Wade who has been playing folk music for decades in various bands and has led orchestras and choirs both locally and at festivals further afield.

The cost is just £5 (not including refreshments). Bring a pencil, highlighter pen, music stand and your instrument. Arrive 10.15am for a prompt 10.30 start. Workshop finishes at 12.30 with the concert following at 1.00 – 1.30. Lunch after the concert slot!

This event has been put together following the success of last year’s “Playing Duets” workshop which has since evolved into a folk orchestra which meets once a month at Rodborough Village Hall and played its first gig in June.

The Stroud Folk Weekend offers three days full of song, music and dance on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September. The weekend features many completely free concerts and other events. This includes a day of dance on the Saturday taking place throughout Stroud. In addition there will be ticketed events at the Subscription Rooms and other venues and throughout the weekend there will be sessions and sing-arounds open to all comers in the Little Vic and in the Ale House.

Visit stroudfolkweekend.com for the full programme and further info.

Review: Chalfest 2018

Headliners - Basement Jaxx

Headliners - Basement Jaxx

By Laura Clark

40+ bands, 5 stages, 1 hill. On Saturday 21st July, Chalfest returned to the (not so) sleepy village of Chalford for the second year running. The prognosis was looking good from the outset, with a cheerful volunteer stationed at the gates, offering glitter to new arrivals. Once inside, I was transported to a simpler time - standing in the middle of the village green with Johnny B. Goode playing in one ear (Drifted, Albert Stage) and the Royal Wotton Bassett Swing Band's version of 'Summer of 69' in the other. The band gave an impressive rendition of Bryan Adam's hit, with crystal clear timing and plenty of pizzazz. It was a quintessentially British scene, with the obligatory mad characters entering stage left, right and centre. 

Young and not so young people were playing with hoola-hoops across from the bandstand; a trio of tie-dyed boys with electric blue Mohicans darted past; mythical creatures and mad scientists wandered the plain, looking to get back to Narnia or maybe Bussage - going by the sign post. Alice was already half-way down the rabbit hole, before she'd hit the 'drink me' bottle.

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The Bob Porter Project, in the Bar stage went down like a smooth pint of Budding. The Cheshire cat art work (designed by students at Thomas Keble School) might have claimed 'we're all mad here', but Bob and his gang's blend of Alt country and Roots Rock was nothing but cool, calm and collected. Alice and the rest of her gang could be found congregating at the side of the bar; the life size sculptures were another impressive student creation - a nod to Chalford's popular 'scarecrow hunt' perhaps?

While some punters were busy relaxing at the Bar Stage, others opted to get their 5 a day (and 5 minutes of exercise) at the Bike Access Project stall. Judging from the queue for their bike-powered smoothies, the only peddling needed was during the making process. I managed to grab a quick interview (and much need rest!) with company member, Alfie Stephens: 'We're here at Chalfest for the second year and it's really cool because we've seen the festival triple in size in one year. Last year we did 300 smoothies, 350 in fact and hopefully we're going to do more today. The sun's out a little bit, so it could happen...'

Over on the mainstage, Dick and Dom had ventured out of the bungalow and were causing havoc in the neighbourhood. Meanwhile Tootles and Nibs (not to be confused with the rodent YouTube sensation 'Nibs and Tootles') kept the younger children captivated with their imaginative, immersive theatrics.

Another highlight from the day-time line-up had to be Solomento; they certainly made the sun shine a little brighter with their up tempo, traditional East African beats, which incited some not so traditional dance moves: demonstrated by a Greenpeace volunteer, who skilfully combined dancing and litter picking during the set.

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Solomento

Chalfest's Got Talent runner up, Ben, also demonstrated a plethora of skills: channelling a young Bob Dylan, with a punk edge: smart Doc. Martin shoes and sharp-edged rhymes. His lyrics are seemingly timeless: the line 'carousel inside your cell' was inspired by David Cameron's stint in government, but could be aptly applied to the recent cabinet reshuffle. Ben gave a self-assured performance and credence to the claim that 'Chalfest has talent'.

But it's not only Chalford that has talent; the Stroud Fringe Choir gave a heart-felt performance and delivered a well-balanced sound. Their spine-tingling harmonies, interesting use of percussive effects (reminiscent of Eric Whitacre) and sense of camaraderie, drew in the crowds. From fuzzy feelings to furry creatures, jazz wizards Cantaloop and Tek Gremlin followed commendably with a technically accomplished set that got toes tapping.

Providing a less civilised alternative, but equally quality playing and singing - The Dry Seamen's post-pillaging after-party was well under way at the Bar Stage. Front man Bill Flint-Heart Billinski cut a wild figure, with a vocal style resembling Suggsy and Captain Jack Sparrow after a few rums. When lyrics are supplied with the proviso 'for mutinous mob participation' you know you're in for a good time. As promised on the website, a billboard with the words bobbed up and down amongst the audience, like the Jolly Roger navigating the high seas. 

No hymn sheets were needed for Casual Six's set of 1980s classics. Playing hits from the Rolling Stones, Wham! and Queen, dressed like Wimbledon's mixed doubles line-up Casual Six were knocking them out of the park. The spirit of Bucks Fizz in the body of John McEnroe, their pitch perfect performance had the audience singing along from start to finish. Game, top set, unmatched.

Meanwhile at the Bar Stage, Sasha and The Shades were shaking the dust from the stage with their tumultuous Texan sound - don't let the Hawaiian shirts fool you, these guys are mad, bad and mean business.

On the other side of the hill The Proclaimers provided the perfect tonic for a humid summer's evening. The much loved Scottish ensemble put in a top quality performance and got everyone marching to their beat.

Rounding off proceedings at the Bar Stage, special forces were at play during The Secret Police's set. The band had the whole tent singing in unison and grooving until closing time. 

Creating a scene over at the Albert Stage that Hunter S. Thompson would have been proud of were Tankus the Henge. For one night only, trading Route 66 for the dusty trail to Chalford hill, they had the joint jumping and the piano rocking - literally. Either it was the cider deceiving me or by an extraordinary feat of engineering, the piano rocked back and forth with every Grieg-esque 'power' chord and ragtime roll. Every instrument seemed to have its own unique sound world, veering vociferously from Baroque to boogie-woogie. One thing is for sure, they had the crowds bopping to their beat 'on the road' back to Chalford.

Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx

Taking the audience to another place entirely, somewhere 'Over the Rainbow' were the mainstage headliners, The Basement Jaxx.  Seamlessly mixing one classic hit after another, with some unexpected alternatives thrown into the mix, they had the crowd throwing some serious shapes. 'Are you alive Chalfest?' they called out - after brief glance at each other for confirmation, we decided to answer in the affirmative. As for Chalfest, it is undoubtedly alive and well. Long may it continue!

Laura Clark is a freelance journalist based in Stroud. She has written for: Musical Opinion; Teaching Drama; The Kensington Magazine; the CBeebies annual; Top of the Pops and the BBC Music Magazine newsfeed.

Good On Paper Playlist June 2018

Each month we put together a YouTube playlist featuring artists taken from our music listings. Click here to listen and see track list with dates below…

1.Rachael Dadd: Strike Our Scythes (Sat 30th, the Goods Shed) | 2.Mikey Kenney: The Counsel of Owls (Thurs 14th, the Prince Albert) | 3.Bryde: To Be Brave (Fri 1st, the Marshall Rooms) | 4.Peter Bruntnell: Yuri Gagarin (Thurs 28th, the Prince Albert) | 5.Takeo Toyama: no.2 Onomichi Trilogy (Sat 30th, the Goods Shed) | 6.Simon McCorry: Invocation (Sat 9th, Museum in the Park) | 7.Carducci String Quartet: Philip Glass – String Quartet No 2 2nd Mvt. (Fri 22nd, St Laurence Church) | 8.The Correspondents: BOSS (Sat 23rd, the Subscription Rooms) | 9.The Fantasy Orchestra: Moonage Daydream (Sat 9th, the Goods Shed) | 10.Don Kipper: Stamena (Thurs 14th, the Marshall Rooms) | 11.Kabantu: Ulidzele (Sat 30th, Prema) | 12.Whiskey Shivers: Reckless (Fri 29th, Prema) | 13.The Boxcar Boys: The Table and the Chair (Weds 13th, the Prince Albert) | 14.The Cody Sisters: Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right (Fri 29th, Lansdown Hall) 

Pick up issue 39 (out now!) for further info...

Good On Paper Playlist May 2018

Each month we put together a YouTube playlist featuring artists taken from our music listings. Click here to listen and see track list with dates below…

1. Mesadorm: Yours and Not Yours (Fri 11th, SVA Goods Shed) | 2. Sam Brookes: Numb (Weds 2nd, the Prince Albert) | 3. Christoph van der Ven: Empty Handed (Weds 2nd, the Prince Albert) | 4. Dakhla: Gorilla Gorilla (Sat 26th, SVA, Goods Shed) | 5. Eyebrow: Eye Pod (Sat 26th, SVA John Street) | 6. Modulus III: Waiting for Network (Sun 27th, SVA Goods Shed) | 7. Ivo Neame Quartet: Vegetarians (Sun 27th, SVA Goods Shed) | 8. Nubya Garcia: Lost Kingdoms (Sat 26th, SVA Goods Shed) | 9. Andy Nowak Trio: In the Leaving (Fri 25th, the Ale House) | 10. The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper’s Delight (Sun 27th, Subscription Rooms) | 11. Mik Artistik: David Bowie Was A Funny Man (Sun 20th, the Prince Albert) | 12. K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade: Baajo (Sat 12th, the Marshall Rooms) | 13. Dutty Moonshine: Super Sharp Swinger (Sat 5th, the Marshall Rooms) | 14. Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra: Cold Canary Gaslight (Tues 1st, the Prince Albert) | 15. Rum Buffalo: Whiskey on Fire (Sat 19th, the Prince Albert) | 16. Chavo: On the Tiles (Thurs 3rd, the Prince Albert) | 17. Young Waters: Swimming Pool (Sun 13th, the Prince Albert) | 18. Woody Pines: Addicted to Blood (Thurs 24th, Subscription Rooms) | 19. Dear Robot: Nowehere (Fri 11th, SVA Goods Shed) | 20. Footshooter: Portals (Sat 26th, SVA John Street) | 21. Anchorsong: Oriental Suite (Fri 25th, SVA Goods Shed) | 22. Sarah Connolly: Pie Jesu (Sat 12th, St Mary’s Church, Painswick) | 23. Ruth Royall: 4 U (Sat 26th, the Marshall Rooms) 

Pick up issue 38 (out now!) for further info...

Review: Bandit Music Projects by Leah Grant

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On Thursday 5th April, sixteen bands took to the stage at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms to perform a variety of songs in front of an eager and excitable audience. The gig – a culmination of a week’s worth of intense musical development at the hands of The Bandit Music Projects – was more than just a karaoke contest. Over the preceding four days, 64 school-aged children had formed bands, written songs and learnt a variety of skills that would stand any aspiring musician in good stead. The result was an evening filled not only with great music, but with a youthful energy that was both charming to watch and inspirational to hear.

Running three times a year across the Easter, Summer and October school holidays, each Bandit Music Project encourages children to write new and original songs centred around a chosen theme. The songs crafted for Bandit 21 focused on ‘emotions’, a topic that holds a great deal of relevance in the 21st century as we continue to battle the stigma that surrounds mental health. The evening kicked off with a warm-up, one that held its own emotional resonance as the audience were encouraged to join in with one band’s insightful words: “Won’t let it beat me, won’t let it defeat me, I’m fighting this battle, yeah I’m fighting this battle tonight…”

After such an emotional start, I was genuinely excited for what was about to come and the following two and half hours did not disappoint. Each band had clearly injected their music with emotions that were wide-ranging yet significant to us all; Rage Assassins performed Angry Silence, TNT Isolation (a supergroup) bought us Explosion of Happiness, It Could Be Worse belted out Green Eyed Monster and one band even wrote about the emotions involved in writing a song with their aptly titled, The Journey of the Song – all followed by rapturous applause from audience members and fellow students alike.

However, it wasn’t just the theme that showcased the students’ ingenuity. The originality of the songs, the uniqueness of each band’s musical voice and the variety of instruments skilfully utilised (including a saxophone, trombone, keyboard, flute, drums, guitars and vocals) were impressive to say the least. Even the broad range of genres employed, and the striking visuals displayed behind the musicians as they performed, left me in complete awe.

As the evening drew to a close, it was clear that some firm friendships had been made across the course of the week and the confidence of those involved, particularly of the Bandit first-timers, had rocketed to an all-time high. There were a couple of bands – Drifted and Bones Like That – who, after forming at previous Bandits, had already garnered a devoted following and were now playing gigs outside of the classroom (one band even had their own merchandise!) and their shared love for the music they were creating was palpable.

To watch these talented youngsters perform in front of an audience, to see their parents’ pride and admiration and to be part of an evening that was filled with enthusiasm and enjoyment was an absolute delight. The hard work and effort of both the students and the Bandit team paid off in such a musically inspiring and heart-warming way that I left with a huge smile on my face (and a slight ringing in my ears!).        

To find out more about Bandit visit their website www.banditmusicprojects.co.uk or pick up a copy of the latest issue of Good On Paper (out now!) to read Leah's interview with organiser Kevin Howlett.

Leah Grant is a writer and photographer with a keen interest in art and literature. On her blog, My Belly Full, you can find reviews of exhibitions, installations, dance performances and literary events as well as her own lovingly created pieces of short fiction mybellyfull.co.uk

Good On Paper Playlist April 2018

Each month we put together a YouTube playlist featuring artists taken from our music listings. Click here to listen and see track list with dates below…

1. Laucan: Wait for the Impact (Weds 4th, the Prince Albert) | 2. Yama Warashi: Tangled Roots (Sat 7th, SVA) | 3. London Afrobeat Orchestra: Burning Down the House (Fri 13th, the Marshall Rooms) | 4. Alabaster dePlume: I Feel Good (Fri 13th, SVA) | 5. Urban Voodoo Machine: Fallen Brothers (Fri 6th, the Marshall Rooms) | 6. Ma Polaine’s Great Decline: Suffer It Well (Sun 22nd , the Prince Albert) | 7. Heath Quartet: Mendelssohn Quartet Op 80 (Sat 28th, St Mary’s Church Painswick) | 8.Raphael Wallfisch and John York: Bloch from Jewish Life - Supplication (Sat 14th, St Mary’s Church Painswick) | 10. Bristol Ensemble: Ritual Fire Dance (Sun 15th, Christ Church, Nailsworth) | 11. Bronnt Industries Kapital: I Will Become An Engine Operator (Thurs 12th, SVA) | 12. The Turbans: Live at Wilton’s Music Hall (Fri 27th, the Marshall Rooms)| 13. Sam Green and the Midnight Heist: Hitchin A Ride (Thurs 19th, the Prince Albert) | 14. Laish: Learning to Love the Bomb (Fri 20th, SVA) | 15. Marla: In the Wind (Thurs 5th, the Prince Albert) | 16. Graeme Miller and Steve Shill: The Moomins Theme (Fri 6th, SVA)

Good On Paper Playlist December 2017

Each month we put together a YouTube playlist featuring artists taken from our music listings and features. Click here to listen and see track list with dates below…

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1. Boca 45: We’re Right Here (Fri 1st, the Marshall Rooms) | 2. Mammal Hands: Hourglass (Fri 8th, SVA Goods Shed) | 3. Honeyfeet: Sinner (Fri 8th, the Marshall Rooms) 4. Euros Childs: My Colander (Tues 5th, The Prince Albert) | 5.  Pictish Trail: Dead Connection (Thurs 7th, The Prince Albert) | 6.  Emily Barker: Little Deaths (Sat 2nd, The Marshall Rooms) | 7. Thabo: Run and Tell (Sat 30th, the Marshall Rooms) | 8. Dreadzone: Iron Shirt (Fri 8th, Subscription Rooms) | 9. Macka B: Rasta Rise Again (Sat 16th, The Marshall Rooms) | 10. Dr. Feelgood: Roxette (Sun 3rd, Subscription Rooms) | 11. Nick Helm and the Helmettes: Let’s Get Married (Thurs 21st, the Marshall Rooms) | 12. Chinese Burn: Shut Your Mouth (Sat 23rd, Crown and Sceptre) | 13. The Ballina Whalers: Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy (Mon 18th, The Prince Albert) | 14.  Le Page Ensemble: Barcos (Fri 22nd, St Laurence Church) 

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Good On Paper Playlist November 2017

Each month we put together a YouTube playlist featuring artists taken from our music listings and features. Click here to listen and see track list with dates below…

1. Syd Arthur: Sun Rays (Fri 3rd, The Marshall Rooms) | 2. Cousin Kula: Hesitation (Fri 3rd, The Marshall Rooms) | 3. William the Conqueror: Tend to the Thorns (Sat 11th, The Prince Albert) | 4. Jono McCleery: Ballade (Thurs 30th, SVA Goods Shed) | 5. Martha Tilston: Nomad Blood (Fri 17th, SVA Goods Shed) | 6. Leonie Evans: Distractions (Thurs 9th, The Prince Albert) | 7. The Spindle Ensemble: Panic Amongst the Dragon Flies (Fri 24th, SVA Goods Shed) | 8. Pierre Kwenders: Mardi Gras (Thurs 2nd, The Marshall Rooms) | 9. Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra: Something Blue (Fri 3rd, The Prince Albert) | 10. Margo Cilker: Used to Be Montana (Tues 7th, the Prince Albert) | 11. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Fri 17th, Ruskin Mill, Horsley) | 12. Blowzabella (Fri 3rd, Prema Arts Centre, Uley) 

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Good On Paper Playlist October 2017

Each month we put together a YouTube playlist featuring artists taken from our music listings and features.

Click here to listen and see track list with dates below…

1. Low Chimes: Sleepwalking (Sat 28th, SVA Goods Shed) | 2. Moviestar: Monroe (Sat 21st, the Prince Albert) | 3. Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Wake Up and Love Me (the Blockheads, Fri 13th Subscription Rooms) | 4. Soccer96: Megadrive Lamborghini (Sat 21st, SVA John Street) | 5. Rachel Baiman: Shame (Sun 15th, the Prince Albert) | 6. The Magic Lantern: No One’s Fault (Sat 28th, SVA Goods Shed) | 7. Yolanda Brown: Tokyo Sunset (Sat 28th, Subscription Rooms) | 8. Kevin Figes: New Clothes (Thurs 12th, SVA John Street) | 9. Swing from Paris: Sweet Georgia Brown (Sat 28th, Stroud Brewery) | 10. Don Kipper: Stamena (Sun 22nd, the Prince Albert) 

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Stroud Fringe: Sing Along Social by Anna Jacob

You lucky people!

Amongst the many delights on the Stroud Fringe programme this year, one to look out for (if you’re a fan of singing, dancing and ‘the craic’ in general)  is the first UK outing of an Irish phenomenon: Sing Along Social.

What is it? The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir, or ‘mob karaoke’ depending on how you want to look at it. You don’t need to be able to sing, you don't need to practice, you don't even need to know the words. It's about caterwauling along to some great songs in the company of friends and strangers. We choose a different playlist for every event, often with a theme, for example: ‘Pop Battle’, ‘Guilty Pleasures’ or ‘Kate Bush vs. Stevie Nicks’.

Conceived in 2015 by writer/DJ/events organiser Aoife McElwain, Sing Along Social has gathered a dedicated, sell-out monthly audience in a Dublin pub and pretty massive crowds at festivals and events around the country. I jumped on board as co-host earlier this year to help manage the extreme excitement of 2000 people screaming along to ABBA, Britney and Mariah (amongst others) at this year’s Body & Soul festival in Westmeath, (and because Aoife couldn’t set off two confetti cannons at once). Being a Stroudie myself and knowing how much the fringe crowd would dig a good singalong I managed to sneak myself and Aoife on to the festival programme this year. You. Are. Welcome.

When is this wonderful thing happening? Saturday eve, Canal Stage. Exact time TBC, check the fringe programme out soon...

What should I bring? Bring your lungs and your enthusiasm. You may walk away with a prize if we think you’ve given it your all.

What kind of songs will there be? We are working on a playlist tailored to the very musically discerning Stroud crowd… expect a bit ‘o’ Prince… Queen… Kate Bush… plus some surprises.

Where else can I find this brilliant event? We will be at Another Love Story (Co. Meath) and Electric Picnic festival (Co. Laois) and there’s an Irish tour planned for October. If you’re in the Emerald Isle, the monthly Singalong happens at MVP (Harold’s Cross) on the last Sunday of every month. More UK dates will almost certainly be announced for 2018...

I’m confused… More info pls? Click here for a lovely article about SAS 

Follow @singalongsocial on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for videos, photos and more, and we’ll see you at the fringe!

Anna Jacob is a renaissance man who splits her time between Stroud and Dublin. Check out her latest nonsense @annaflaps

 

Good On Paper Stroud Fringe 2017 Playlist

This month's playlist features some of the musicians, bands and artists confirmed so far for this year's Stroud Fringe...Click here to listen and see track list below!

1. Sweet Baboo: Pink Rainbow / 2. Low Chimes: Blood Orange / 3. Bryde: Honey / 4. Lowes: Awake At Night /5. Douglas Dare: New York / 6. Body Clocks: Dialogue / 7. The Nextmen ft. Dynamite MC: Round of Applause / 8. DJ Format: Seperated At Birth / 9. Manu Delago: Almost Thirty / 10. Adam Betts: Drumbones / 11. WOWH: Right Away / 12. Fours: Fade To Love / 13. Blurt: Vous Etes Ici / 14. Run Logan Run: No Body / 15. Modulus III: Waiting for Network / 16. Mira Calix: Umbra/Penumbra / 17. Curtis Eller’s American Circus: Busby Berkeley Funeral / 18. Bert Miller and the Animal Folk: My Dad Can Fly / 19. Simon McCorry: Second Light / 20. Emily Hall: Mantra / 21. Emily Barker: Sister Goodbye / 22. Rhain: Time Traveller / 23. The Magic Lantern: No One’s Fault