Intimate Blues/Jazz/Improv/Electric/Acoustic Guitar fun bar.
We have the pleasure of presenting the wonderful guitarist Mark Hewins upstairs in The Tom Thumb Bar playing his unique style pf psychedelic, jazz/blues inspired riffs as the perfect accompaniment to your drinkinking experience. FREE ENTRY
Reuben And The Dark is the project borne
from songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock’s
reflection on the world. Bullock makes
chilling, emotive folk and soul
driven by dark, introspective lyrics that
explore the duality of misery and joy.
Reuben and the Dark has emerged
organically from Canada’s stellar
independent scene on the strength of often
anthemic compositions that translate the
language of emotion into song with
haunting clarity. The celebrated debut
album, Funeral Sky, received widespread
critical praise and earned a passionate
audience through incessant touring and
the live fivepiece’s enchanting
The Blueprint Blue line up of Elliot Hayward, Melissa Rigby and Huw
Webb formed in 2013 when Hayward discovered that Rigby and Webb
shared a mutual love of The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and Jackson
Browne. Their manifesto is simple; beautifully crafted melodies, heartfelt
story telling and a classic authentic sound. Whilst Blueprint Blue’s musical
influences are rare in the contemporary music sound of the day, they’re
undeterred and take their inspirations to craft something very special
Made up of three members Simon Pierce (Circuits) Tom Wylds (King Charles) Christopher Hayden (Florence & the machine)
Bringing in influences from artists such as Bowie, Cave, Cohen and the
Pixies, whilst Laid back on a musical bed of emotion, The Bat songs will
leave you feeling moved by openness and honesty of Pierces vocals.
Overlaying the lyrics of bleak tales of love and despair onto the sounds of
dark and moving instrumentation, the Bat still manage to give a feeling of
hope and elation.
Breakfast Muff comprises a membership roster which has served time in local squads: Joanna Gruesome, Rapid Tan, Spinning Coin and Hairband. Glasgow’s lo-fi power-punk trio is a band which combines ferociously functional DIY music with the sharpest, most up-yours lyrical edge we’ve heard in some time.
“A taut, wiry, and occasionally hilarious slice of torn ‘n’ tattered indie.” Clash
“In more wholesome and effervescent form than ever before.” Gold Flake Paint
Two Fifty Four: The two sisters – Colette & Hannah Thurlow – who make up Two Fifty Four first came to public attention in 2010 after releasing a demo of their song Creeping online. With two albums to their name – the last released on Bella Union in 2014 – they have toured internationally with bands Warpaint, Wild Beasts, and The xx. 2017 sees the sisters gearing up for new shows and new music.
Wendy Bevan: Described as a ‘Synthpop disruptor’ the spellbinding Wendy Bevan is an artist in the fullest and most authentic sense, combining a surreal and theatrical approach to her work as a Musician, ushering us into the scope of her vivid and dramatic imagination, storytelling through song she creates something thrilling and unique in her live performances. Her debut album ‘Rose and Thorn’ released 2016 produced by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague) reached critical acclaim, bringing together
Three women with something to say!
Deirdre Cartwright, Josefina Cupido and Alison Rayner toured all over the world as members of the Guest Stars. All leaders in their own right, they have joined together to create beautiful original songs and instrumentals that reflect Life and Art.
Jazz, folk and world music influence an evening that is exciting, atmospheric and fun.
Deirdre Cartwright Guitar & effects
Josefina Cupido Vocals & Percussion
Alison Rayner Double Bass & Vocals
“If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is”
Dave Gelly The Observer
Alison Rayner, with her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability, clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.