The Cuban Borthers, Bank Holiday Special
May
6
to May 7

The Cuban Borthers, Bank Holiday Special

It’s long been said that Cubans sing when they speak, dance when they walk, and woo with a love song. So it should be of little surprise that The Cuban Brothers’ peerless funk soul review blends sexy, SOULFUL MUSIC, with jaw-dropping B-BOY ACTION and RIOTOUS COMEDY.

From humble beginnings, Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani and Kengo San have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the globe.

This will be an 18+ ticketed show. Tickets on sale from the Beyond at the link below, from midday on Wednesday 28/2.

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Ewan MacLennan
May
10
to May 11

Ewan MacLennan

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

By the time he began playing the folk and acoustic music clubs around Britain in 2010 he’d already been playing music for years – guitar and piano and all kinds of styles but with a strong interest in folk songs.

He was signed to Fellside Records also in 2010 and recorded his first full album, ‘Rags & Robes’. It received critical acclaim, put him firmly on the folk circuit and in 2011 won him the prestigious Horizon Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

His second album, ‘The Last Bird To Sing’, was released two years later in 2012 and again was enthusiastically received. He continued to win awards off the back of this: two Spiral Earth Awards in 2013 and then the Alistair Hulett Memorial Prize for Political Songwriting the same year.

This also led on to him being asked to be part of the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions in 2013, which saw him performing and recording alongside some of the world’s finest folk musicians.

Having learnt from and worked with both Martin Simpson and Dick Gaughan over recent years, it’s evident in Ewan’s guitar playing and in his music that he has absorbed and inherited a great deal, and at first hand, from the older generation of ‘folk greats’ before carving his own path. The songs he sings and writes are rooted in traditional songs and the tradition of folk music as social commentary.

Ewan’s most recent project, entitled Breaking the Spell of Lonelinessis a collaborative tour and album with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot, seeking to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness and community.

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Daimh
May
31
to Jun 1

Daimh

Daimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.
 

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Robin Adams
Jun
7
8:30 PM20:30

Robin Adams

Robin is a singer sognwriter from Glasgow. He's brilliant, but don't believe us....

Scottish singer songwriter. Q Magazine **** strummed Ruminations worthy of John Martyn --- The Skinny **** 
subtly stunning --- Is This Music ***** 

(sublime Folk, Acoustic/Folk, Electric, Grunge.)

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Siobhan Wilson
Apr
19
8:30 PM20:30

Siobhan Wilson

The spellbinding, spine-tingling Scottish singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson earned rhapsodic reviews from BBC 6 Music to Rolling Stone for 2017’s album, There Are No Saints. 

Influenced by a classical training and Parisian chanson, her incisively written, boldly unorthodox indie-pop and acoustic-noir songs, showcase a voice by turns soaring and searing, tender and teasing. 

One of the most stunning collections of songs to be released in a long time. Drowned In Sound

A starkly beautiful, utterly compelling record… a simply irresistible work of art, as though Cocteau Twins had been asked to score the new series of Twin Peaks. God Is In The TV

Album of the Day BBC 6 Music.

"A sparse, tender record tying English indie-folk with European classical music to spellbinding effect. - The Skinny

"One of the most stunning collections of songs to be released in a long time" - Drowned in Sound

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F.o.N.o (For One Night Only), with special guest Andrew Thomson (Huntleys & Palmers) and residents O.c & Calton Toi
Apr
13
to Apr 14

F.o.N.o (For One Night Only), with special guest Andrew Thomson (Huntleys & Palmers) and residents O.c & Calton Toi

Andrew has this year been celebrating 10 years of running his label Huntleys & Palmers, with many shows all over the world, radio appearances, label releases, insanely well curated parties and much, much more.

You may well remember him from last year's end of summer party at OBI, where he played alongside Auntie Flo and the rest, when the very foundations of The Bridge were put to the test.

Check out some of his excellent mixes here, from no less than Dekmantel, Radio 6, The Ransom Note and NTS below.

https://soundcloud.com/dkmntl/dekmantel-podcast-141-huntleys-palmers

https://www.theransomnote.com/music/mixes/andrew-thomson-the-wednesday-alternative-mix/

https://www.mixcloud.com/NTSRadio/noise-in-my-head-w-andrew-thomson-29th-august-2017/

We have a late license pending for this one. Hoping to go till 3am, but so far we're on till 1am. Come down. If you like your beats proper, it shall be brilliant. Promise.

Andrew is the boss for very good reason.

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

Little Mammoths

Little Mammoths are a London-based Rock’n’Roll Bar Band formed in 2014, that continue charging down the vein of Drive-by Truckers, The Hold Steady and Wilco.

Their debut album ‘Phantom Dreams’ was released on vinyl in the Spring of 2017, compromising a set of raucous songs about the goings-on at nightly lock-ins the band were surrounded by over 3 years of touring the West Coast of Ireland and The Scottish Highlands. Its raw energy prompted Texan legend Ray Wylie Hubbard to declare: “If your ears dig gnawing on the gritty sounds from a young, dirty, cool rock band, I just found Little Mammoths who satisfy the craving…”

The quartet’s constant gigging and tireless work ethic often results in straight sets in excess of 4 hours, and has seen their road-hardened material performed to ecstatic crowds alongside Mumford & Sons, Fat White Family and Bahamas and at international festivals including Wilderness, Loopallu, Belladrum and The Clonakilty Guitar Festival. 
Little Mammoths released their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Cargo for The Road’ with seven sets at Glastonbury 2017, promoting the record with a slew of festivals that ran into a Tour of Australia. They saw in 2018 in Glastonbury after being invited back to Pilton Working Men's Club by Michael Eavis who joined them on stage for a song as a special guest.

2018 sees them returning to touring all over Europe and working on Album 3.

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Apr
4
8:30 PM20:30

Sound of The Sirens

Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in May 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”. ‘For All Our Sins’ is out now on DMF Records on CD, Vinyl and Digital.

Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. Last year saw them play a number of shows in the UK including Camp Bestival, Isle of Wight Festival and supporting Rick Astley on his sold out UK tour. They supported Kiefer Sutherland on his UK dates this June, as well as playing at Glastonbury Festival and at a number of other festivals in the UK & Europe including Big Feastival, Jimmy’s Farm, Beautiful Days and Greenbelt. 

www.soundofthesirens.net
https://www.facebook.com/SoundoftheSirens 
https://twitter.com/soundothesirens


SMOKESCREEN VIDEO - https://youtu.be/dXyYBWIj0vs

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