Bird in the Belly + Cath & Phil Tyler
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Bird in the Belly + Cath & Phil Tyler

Bird in the Belly spent 12 months recording songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded - all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon. The resulting debut album 'The Crowing' was released March 2018, to rave reviews:

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Port Erin + Girl From Winter Jargon
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Port Erin + Girl From Winter Jargon

Purveyors of original genre-bending music,Port Erin are a band of three made of two brothers–– Reuben Myles Tyghe, vocals and guitar, flanked by Jacob Myles Tyghe on bass and Cerys Brocklehurst on drums. Now residing and writing in the city of Bath, they hail from Broughton Gifford (a very small Wiltshire village tucked away in South West England) where they formed in January 2007.

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Nano Kino + What We Call Progress
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Nano Kino + What We Call Progress

Hailing from the North East of England, Nano Kino is the creation of Sarah Suri and Duncan Lloyd. Bonding over a mutual love of Cocteau Twins and early 4AD, their music's ethereal blend is majestic and entrancing. Sarah’s vocals complemented by Duncan’s guitars create an inimitable sonic panorama.

On bass, Andy Martin & Tom English plays drums, live, they bring together these intricate mystical soundscapes to form perfectly crafted songs

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Rob Joice + Swanhunt
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Rob Joice + Swanhunt

Since the release of Rose Tinted Spex, Robert has achieved critical acclaim as a talented, versatile guitarist and musician. He has worked with the horn section of reggae superstars UB40 (Brian Travers, Martin Meredith and Laurence Parry) on the track Cayenne Pepper, and is going from strength to strength asserting a new breed of instrumental rock,blues and funk music.

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Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass - Morning Session
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass - Morning Session

Kev F Sutherland writes and draws for The Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics, and now he'll teach you how easy it is. After the end of a Comic Art Masterclass, everyone goes away with a comic containing a strip by everyone in the class plus an individual caricature by Kev F.

Learn everything he knows, so you can steal his job!

(Classes are for age 7 and upwards - all materials will be supplied))

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Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass - Afternoon Session
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass - Afternoon Session

Kev F Sutherland writes and draws for The Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics, and now he'll teach you how easy it is. After the end of a Comic Art Masterclass, everyone goes away with a comic containing a strip by everyone in the class plus an individual caricature by Kev F.

Learn everything he knows, so you can steal his job!

(Classes are for age 7 and upwards - all materials will be supplied))

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Stef Chura + Support
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Stef Chura + Support

An American indie-rock musician from Detroit, Stef Chura first made waves in 2017 when her debut album ‘Messes’ received positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and others. 2019’s follow up ‘Midnight’, produced by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest, has seen Stef up her game to another level, earning rave reviews amid ‘album of the year’ talk from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine. 

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Hannah Rose Platt + Support
Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Hannah Rose Platt + Support

Hannah Rose Platt is an acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter, talented guitarist and storyteller. Originally from Liverpool, Hannah is a really engaging performer, her writing is beautiful and moving and this intimate performance space is an ideal place to catch her. Hannah is touring in support of her new album “ Letters Under Floorboards” , the follow up to her wonderful 2016 release “ Portraits”.

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Dana Gavanski + Support
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Dana Gavanski + Support

“Dana Gavanski spins her heartbreaking solitude into beauty on 'One by One'.” – The 405

“Stately and wistful there’s’ a touch of class to Gavanski’s songwriting, the spindling hooks and her fantastic and dulcet vocal tones are framed with twinkling notes in the mid distance. – God Is In The TV 

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The Castaways
Nov
30
8:30 PM20:30

The Castaways

In the not too distant future, flooding and coastal erosion have ravaged many parts of the UK, and scores of towns and cities have been destroyed. Despite the warning signs, the rallies and petitions, the problem has been largely ignored. Now the country is in a state of emergency.

Turning the international refugee crisis on its head, The Castaways is the story of Sam, a young mother trying to protect her family and find a new home in a country on the brink of environmental devastation. She and her young son are flooded out of their home in York, and from there they embark on a journey

that will lead them from camp to camp, forced into a reality of hunger and uncertainty. With a growing population of desperate migrants, border control is strict, but as the veneer of civilisation begins to slip, Sam is faced with the dangerous decision to flee.

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Roller: Trio + J Frisco
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Roller: Trio + J Frisco

Leeds based Roller:Trio returned in June 2018 with a new album, a new sound, a new line-up. On their previous two albums Roller:Trio stunned audiences and won great critical praise for their mix of high-octane technique and deceptively catchy tunes. Chosen for a BBC Introducing showcase at Band on the Wall in 2011 by tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Mike Chadwick and Kevin LeGendre, they subsequently won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. That same year they were also nominated for the MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM Best Newcomer awards.

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Driven Serious + Support
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Driven Serious + Support

“You could file Driven Serious under the banner of folk-rock; but they are so much than that. They have a vibrancy that you can virtually see thrumming off them when they play, passionate and with the handbrake well and truly off, and with a vibe that has had people likening them to The Levellers to The Pogues to The Smiths to The Wonderstuff…” – The Crack Magazine

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Mouthful
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Mouthful

Mouthful are a 4-piece a Capella vocal group who make innovative, exciting and original music using only the human voice as an expertly-played and finely-tuned instrument. Bex Mather, Dave Camlin, Katherine Zeserson and Sharon Durant create and perform a diverse range of vocal material inspired by gospel, funk, jazz and global folk traditions. Be prepared to have your preconceptions about vocal music blown out of the water by powerful and exciting original work, and sophisticated and unusual arrangements…


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Native Harrow + Support
Sep
15
3:30 PM15:30

Native Harrow + Support

Indie folk pop duo based in Woodstock, New York. 

“Vocalist and guitarist Devin Tuel’s flowy, spiritual voice is timeless, and its fluttering beauty will spark a lump in your throat. ”— Paste magazine

“The band have really hit their stride here, coming into an even more soulful folk style. ”— American Standard Time 

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District Attorney + Nel Unlit
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

District Attorney + Nel Unlit

A rare public outing for District Attorney, the band made up of luminaries from former great local bands such as Minotaurs, The Union Choir, Deadly Friend, The Dark Sky Singers and others. Joined for this gig by esteemed local producer and former The Railway Clubfrontman/guitarist, Martin Francis Trollope. 

The band are currently in the studio, working towards a debut album. 

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Duncan Lloyd + Salsola
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Duncan Lloyd + Salsola

Duncan Lloyd is probably best known as the guitarist and musical driving force behind Mercury Music Prize nominated band, Maximo Park, but Lloyd’s frenetic outpouring has also seen him busy with various projects including Decade In Exile, Nano Kino, experimentalists Res Band, and solo work under his own name. It is his solo work which now calls for our attention, with the release of new album ‘Outside Notion’

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Broken Levee + Dean James & The Black Dogs
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Broken Levee + Dean James & The Black Dogs

Playing as a trio (sans drums), Broken Levee are a stylish and charismatic blues band with a reputation for surging and full-blooded performances that reveal an impressive trove of original compositions. Their sound echoes the Great British and American blues acts but also delivers a unique and rich new take on the genre. The band are constantly drawing influence from an eclectic range of artists from jazz, funk, soul, rock and indeed the blues!

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Skank
Aug
31
8:30 PM20:30

Skank

A brand skanking new solo show at Bobiks “What am I even doing here? Wasn’t I supposed to be famous and successful by now? Is this it? If this is it, I might as well start getting fat.” Meet Kate. She’s a Skank. She could be a successful writer, if she could just concentrate. Instead, her head is filled with recycling concerns, genius ways to ensnare Sexy Gary, and the persistent fear that

her internal organs are against her. Clementine Bogg-Hargroves reveals the witty, dark and often filthy thoughts of an ambitious twenty-something grappling with her uncertain future. How can someone so confident be so terrified?

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Morning People + Ren
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Morning People + Ren

Idle Hands have ditched idleness and have become Morning People! The Americana inspired indie pop 3 piece North East band (sometimes 4 in a live setting) are in the process of writing and recording new songs and are ready to step out into the world under their new name.

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Roseanne Reid + Charlie Thomas
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Roseanne Reid + Charlie Thomas

When they draw the map of authentic Americana, historians may not previously have thought of using marker pins for the cities of Leith, Edinburgh and Dundee. Now they'll have to, to record the rapid rise of Roseanne Reid.

Following a couple of acclaimed EP releases, Trails — the debut album by the Scottish troubadour and eldest daughter of The Proclaimers' Craig Reid — announces the official arrival of a singular new voice in folk-roots music.

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Bridie Jackson + Andy Neill
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Bridie Jackson + Andy Neill

As a performer, Bridie is best known for her band, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, a folk influenced trio based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. They achieved national recognition after winning the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, having beaten over 8,000 contenders to secure the prize of performing on multiple stages at the legendary festival.

As a solo artist, Bridie has collaborated with an eclectic range of acts and artists including Louis Barnabas, The Cobweb Orchestra, live artist Lady Kitt and many more.

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Holy Now + Dog Years
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Holy Now + Dog Years

HOLY NOW make indie pop music built around captivating melodies and heartbroken lyrics. Songs about an unwillingness to grow up and stagnate. Timeless pop music with intimate melodies, yelling drums and sprawling choruses. Jangly fuzz pop where euphoria meets insomnia. 

Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the band’s debut album "Think I Need The Light" was released 27 April, 2018, via Lazy Octopus Records.

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Trevor Sewell & Trevor Brewis +Single Black Olive
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Trevor Sewell & Trevor Brewis +Single Black Olive

As “Max Atom’ in the 70’s new wave band The Rezillos, Trevor Sewell tasted chart success, but this likeable Tyneside born and bred guitarist, vocalist, writer and producer is more at home playing the blues.

Winner of 9 major awards in the U.S.A  and 4 times nominated in the British Blues Awards.
We’re thrilled to bring Trevor to Bobiks, where he will be accompanied by drummer, Trevor Brewis.

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Seymour Mace & Friends
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Seymour Mace & Friends

Seymour Mace is probably best known for playing Steve on the BBC Three comedy Ideal, Mace is a former clown who became a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2001, soon after becoming a stand-up. He was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2015, Seymour also stars in BBC 2 sitcom ‘Hebburn’.

Also on the bill: Sammy Dobson, Neil Harris, Anja Atkinson

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The Stroppies + James Leonard Hewitson
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Stroppies + James Leonard Hewitson

Melbourne’s DIY indie outfit, The Stroppies, signed to Tough Love Records are set to release their debut album ‘Whoosh’ in March 2019. Championed by BBC 6 Music, the band’s Lexington, London gig has already sold strongly, and a UK tour will include dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol. 

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