This week we have a trio of cracking shows coming your way.
Wednesday 16th March – Phil Cooper and Jamie R Hawkins @ The Roaring Donkey
The latest in Dave’s Unplugged shows at The Roaring Donkey features two artists who have already graced this most-bijou of stages multiple times before.
Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic, often unpredictable live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds. Having been the frontman for The Haiku for 6 years, 2012 saw him go it alone, and play a host of solo shows, including highly successful support slots for Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Dave McPherson (InMe). During his live shows, he makes a real connection with the crowd, often starting and finishing the shows entirely unplugged and shunning the stage to stand right in among the captivated audience. He is also a top bloke.
Jamie is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world. His song ‘Bloody Good Xmas’ won the acoustic/folk category in the 2011 UK Songwriting Contest and then went on to achieve a #2 position in the Amazon Download Charts. Since then, Jamie has gone from strength to strength, honing his craft both as a writer and as a performer, and can now usually be found either in the studio scribbling away in his dog-eared note book or performing his songs to the masses. He too is a top bloke
Entry is free, with music starting around 9pm. If it is cold out, the fire may well be lit making it nice and cosy.
Full details and links can be found here on the event page.
Friday 18th March – SN DubStation + The Hat Club @ The Locomotive
SN DubStation, as an outrageously lively 8 piece band, are always a nightmare to squeeze onto stage. They have taken their inspiration from traditional reggae and ska, but added their own twist of energy to make some fantastically infectious music that is guaranteed to get everyone moving. Their sound merges trippy synths, twangy guitars, melodic horns, pounding bass lines and beats you can’t help but move to.
The Hat Club are a female fronted, 5 piece fusion of multiple music genres. An electric, eclectic, dubbed-up, ska-funked, gypsy-jazzed mash up! From Chippenham.
Entry is free with music kicking off at 9pm. We reckopn thiswill be a full house, so get down early to ensure you make it in. Drinks are damn cheap too.
Full details and band links On the Facebook event page.
Saturday 19th March – Stone Cold Fiction @ The Locomotive
It’s hard to believe that the floor filling, bass induced riffs working alongside memorable vocal hooks could be
the work of three teenagers from the South West. But they are, and they are Stone Cold Fiction. Falling under the genre of ‘Loud as Hell Alternative Rock’, we will be getting treated to two sets that blend their own monolithic tunes with the best from the history of rock and alternative music.
As always entry is free with music starting at 10pm.
Full details and musical links are here on the event page.