Archive for April, 2012

James Hollingsworth 8pm £3

A warm welcome awaits this fine musician from Bristol.  James did a floorspot here back in October and we booked him on the spot.  James performs regularly several times a week up and down the country honing his incredible talent.  He has an extraordinary vocal and is a genius guitar player too.

“… seemed to border on the celestial… James’ performance was captivating. ”
Abbey Mill Folk Festival
“… there are hints of the great Bob Dylan himself in Hollingsworth’s music.”
“James Hollingsworth is one of my top ten favorite male singer/songwriters of all
time!” – Van Casey (Music and Spirit)
“… a man steeped in the troubadour tradition… Hollingsworth paints canvas with his
songs, there is something almost visual about them. ” – FATEA Records

Have a browse of James’ Website

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Nicky Swann 8pm £5

We’re delighted to welcome back Devon songstress Nicky Swann.  Nicky played here as a support act last November and went down a storm with her gutsy soulful performance.  She’ll be joined by other fine musicians too and will have her cds available on the night.

You can visit her website here

This is what the music press say about her.

“rich and resonant”

Nicky Swann has achieved critical acclaim and support slots for many luminaries of the folk circuit and there’s a lot to like about her debut album. Her voice is rich and resonant, her versatility – playing guitar, mandolin and melodica – impressive, and the excellent sidemen contribute to the slick feel of the album.
Sam Wise
Acoustic Magazine


This is an accomplished album that embraces folk, country, rock, pop and soul, all of it anchored by some solid studio players and light touch production by Swann and Tom Joyce.
Pick of the bunch are acoustic ballads ‘Tuesday’s Lament’ and ‘Amy’s Waltz’, the sensual ‘You Got Me Boy’ and the audacious take on The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’.
David Burke

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