On November 9th at The Tuppenny we are back to our more compact and bijou set up with two fantastic solo performers. Lisa Richards will be performing a set of soul infused folk jazz blues songs for the sensitive, courageous and the adventurous and starting the night local songstress Emily-Jane Sheppard who revels in deft guitar work and exquisite vocals.
On Thursday 12th October our live music session at The Tuppenny features the return of Oli Norman, who last featured on this stage at the 2017 Shuffle in an excellent but technically cursed set (who seriously breaks 2 strings on their first number? We blame the fact he had shaved his beard off…).
We finally welcome Jamie Hawkins back into the bosom of the SoP family for the first time since the Unplugged sessions twanged their last string late last year. This time however, rather than as a promoter, Jamie returns in his more regular guise as one of the most accomplished local singer songwriters on the circuit
Once again, fate has conspired to give us two high class shows in quick succession at The Beehive, that bohemian watering hole on the margins of Old Town that we do so love. These Beehive shows really are like buses – nothing for ages, you turn your back and suddenly two of the buggers come round the corner.
Xtra Mile Records artists Non Canon (aka Oxygen Thief) and The Sad Song Co (Frank Turner’s drummer) come to SoP
After a few years of residency at Old Towns Roaring Donkey pub, our regular Wednesday night acoustic session (now under the stewardship of Jamie Hawkins) is on the move to a new home!
One of Swindon’s best new bands in the last year or so, Polar Front, have3 their debut EP coming out soon, and they launch it with the help of SoP!
This week we have 3 top drawer shows for your aural pleasure. Check them out…
We are very, very excited to announce we have a show for none other than Nick Harper!! Not only that, it is a super exclusive, mega intimate show in Baila Coffee & Vinyl. Mad.
Cutting it fine this week, but hey, that is how I roll at the moment – with The Swindon Shuffle kicking off next week (eeek!) it is a rather busy time.Last week was a fairly important one in the development of Songs of Praise, with our Thursday show at Baila turning out to be something of a pinnacle moment for us, that kind of whole NYC Greenwich Village vibe we had been looking for. Hopefully this will be the first of many of this ilk. Anyway, what do we have for the listening public to get their ears round this week?