December 5 - December 12 2013
ROCK AND POP
THURSDAY (DECEMBER 5)
DEACON BLUE: City Hall, 7.30pm (£29.50).
Alabama 3: the band of Sopranos fame on their UNDAground 4 Life Tour , Leadmill, Leadmill Road, doors 7.30pm (£18).
Twelfth Decade / The Recurring Nightmare: South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill.
Coldflame: White Lion, London Road, Heeley, 9pm
Kartica: 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, doors 6.30pm
Twisted Wheel: tipped as one of the rising bands to watch in Manchester, with their work nodding to The Clash and The Jam, Leadmill, Leadmill Road.
Dick Gaughan: The Greystones, 8pm (£12 adv). See Folk
Big Convoy (Acoustic)/ FlyOnByrdFlyOn/ Will Barstow/ Richard Dilks: The Washington, Fitzwilliam Street, 7pm-11pm.
Laughing Gravy: New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, 9pm.
Hillbilly Cats: Railway Hotel, Wadsley Bridge.
Big City Blues: Cross Scythes, Derbyshire Lane, 9pm
The Complete Stone Roses: Leadmill, Leadmill Road, 7.30pm (£8).
Esmerine / Woolly Mammoth: Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, 7.30pm (£13 adv - www.sheffieldcathedral.org).
LARRY MILLER BAND: powerhouse, sizzling white hot blues rock from one of the best in the business, The Greystones, Greystones Road, 8pm (£12 adv).
Electric Six: 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, doors 6.30pm (£12 adv).
A Forest Of Stars/ Northern Oak/ Eibon La Furies: Corporation, Milton Street, doors 7pm (£7).
Los Campesinos: alt-pop band in support of their fifth record, No Blues, Queens Social Club, Queens Road, 7.30pm – 11.30pm (£12, more on the door).
This City Limits / The Angry Seed: South Sea, Broomhill.
Highway Child: New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, 9pm.
Wild McBride: White Lion, London Road, Heeley, . 9.30pm
Robbie Martin: Railway Hotel, Wadsley Bridge.
Red River Rebels: Malin Bridge Inn, Holme Lane, 9pm.
CHRIS AND EVE JOHNSON: The Shiny Sheff, Lodge Moor, 9pm.
Classic Rock Society: Gordon Giltrap, Oliver Wakeman and Paul Manzi, Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, doors 7pm (£12 adv/ £17.50 on door).
Shed Seven/ Mark Morriss: 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, doors 7pm (£18.50 adv).
Martyn Joseph: Welsh singer-songwriter performing a rare up close and personal gig in the intimate backroom, The Greystones, 8pm (£15 adv).
Oli Brown: multi award winning guitarist and singer in a stripped down show following on from his European summer tour, a part acoustic, part electric performance taking fans on a musical journey through his many years on the road, joined by Canadian percussionist Lyle Molzan, The Greystones, 8pm (£10 adv).
The Blood Arm: Californian indie-rock outfit and Fuzz Club dancefloor staples, support from Whales in Cubicles, The Harley, Glossop Road, 7.30pm – 11.30pm (£7, more on the door).
JLS: Marvin, JB, Aston and Oritsé, the only X-Factor act to have had five number one singles, with Salford born Hatty Keane the support act, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, 7.30pm (£32.50).
Jazz Morley: Dorset girl with rich, warm, emotive voice, The Greystones, 8pm (£8 adv).
TTNG: formerly called This Town Needs Guns, their sophomore album 184.108.40.206.0 blurs the lines between pop melody and technical precision, The Harley, Glossop Road, 7.30pm – 11.30pm (£7, more on the door).
KATE RUSBY: City Hall, 7.30pm (£25, under 16s £15). See Folk
Warner E Hodges/ Roaming Son: legendary guitarist for Jason & The Scorchers, The Bluefields and Dan Baird and Homemade Sin makes his solo debut at the Greystones, The Greystones,
8pm (£10 adv/£12 otd).
Continents / Fathoms / In Arms / Revelations / In My Restless Dreams / Waking The Leviathan: South Sea, Broomhill.
Son Para Todos: resident five-piece Latin outfit, Cubana, Trippet Lane, 8pm.
THURSDAY (DECEMBER 12)
THE BOOTLEG BEATLES: City Hall, 8pm (£27.50).
Happy Mondays – Bummed 25th Anniversary Tour 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, doors 7pm (£28 adv).
Slow Club: after their acoustic show at the Cathedral a few weeks ago, ,the Sheffield duo will be bringing their full band with them this time, Queens Social Club, Queens Road, 7.30pm – 11.30pm (£7, more on the door).
After The Departure / The Final Chapter: South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill.
Shotgun Wedding: White Lion, London Road, Heeley, . 9pm
Protex Blues: plus DJ Tiny, The Bell Jar, London Road.
Emily West and Ryan Taylor:singer and piano player with an evening of jazz and soulo, Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Thursday, December 5, 8pm.
Cathy Hamlyn Trio: monthly residency, The Stag’s Head, Psalter Lane, Thursday, December 5..
Notes and Sounds: Dominic Lash Quartet in which the double bass player is joined by Alexander Hawkins (piano), Ricardo Tejero (reeds) and Javia Carmona (drums) on a tour focusing on their renditions of Dominic Lash’s compositions plus Snarked presents a double reeds fest of Mick Beck and Nathan Bettany alongise Neil Carver’s very alternative interpretations of guitar music, Over The Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, Thursday, December 5, 8pm (£5 waged, £3 unwaged).
Apitos: great Latin big band led by Dave Hassell, renowned drummer, percussionist, and expert on Latin American music, a 10-piece recognised as one of the leading Latin jazz ensembles in the UK, merging the rhythms of Latin America with jazz and improvised forms, Sheffield Jazz, Millennium Hall, Ecclesall Road, Hunters Bar, Friday, 8.30pm (£14/ £11, NUS £7, 15 - 17 year olds £2, Under 15s free).
Alchemy / Schmalchemy: performance artists Gill Whiteley, Walt Shaw and Geoff Bright bring together their ever-so-slightly unhinged paraphernalia of transformational possibility plus improvisers The QuarTeT comprising Rob Tarana (drums), Kim Sears (bass), Tim Crosby (keys) and Hervé Perez (alto sax), Showroom Cinema 5, Paternoster Row, Saturday, 8pm-10pm (£5 waged £3 unwaged).
Jazz Preservation Society: residency for the trad and mainstream ensemble, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Mondays, 8.45pm (£3 entry).
Flamenco Passion: with guitarist Dave Angel, Cubana, Trippet Lane, Tuesday, 8pm.
The Big Swing: Revolucion de Cuba, Mappin Street, Wednesdays from 7pm with informal swing dance class with pro DJ and dance instructor Mike Tate, 9pm with live music, 8.30pm-1am.
Nicola Farnon: swing jazz and funk from the bass-playing vocalist with Piero Tucci on keyboards and tenor sax and Phil Johnson on drums, Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Thursday, December 12, 8pm.
Hippersippi Jazz Band: Staveley Miners Welfare, Bent Lane, Thursday, December 12, 8.30pm
Robb Johnson/Roy Bailey/Barb Jungr: Northern launch concert for the re-imagined album Gentle Men, which was originally released for the 1997 Passendale Peace Concert as a powerful “family history of the first world war and its consequences”. The songs are based around the stories of men who survived the western front, dealing with class and war, and with melodies inspired by music hall, hymns and marching songs. Folk music at its most stirring, Library Theatre, Tudor Square, tonight (Thursday), 7pm (£14/£12).
Harthill Morris: Practice sessions through the winter, with an invitation to help keep alive England’s oldest traditional dance and to join a friendly band of musicians, Harthill Village Hall, Thursdays, 7.45pm- 9.45pm. Tel Neil Fretwell on 07939 268998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welsh Geoff : Plus singers and musicians, Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.30pm (free).
Acoustic music & singing: Folk songs, own songs, pop songs old and new at the Cobden View, Cobden View Road, Crookes, Thursdays, 9pm.
Dick Gaughan: Scottish singer and guitarist with a fire in his belly that has not diminished over the years. The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards and induction into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. A return to The Greystones, Friday, 8pm (£12 adv).
No Smoke Folk: Commercial Hotel, Station Road, Chapeltown, Fridays, 8.30pm.
Who Stole Christmas: Mick Ryan & Paul Downes Christmas show, Beehive Folk Club, Beehive pub, Harthill, Friday, 8.30pm.
Shaun Hutch: CD launch event, White Lion, London Road, Heeley, Sunday, 3pm
Martyn Joseph: Charismatic and highly entertaining singer songwriter, The Greystones, Sunday, 8pm ( £15 adv).
Sheffield City Morris Men: Cotswold style dance team, welcomes dancers old and new in the Burton Room at the Burton Street Centre, Hillsborough, Mondays, 7.45pm, and from 9.45pm in the Gardener’s Rest (www.scmm.co.uk or contact Dominic Rice, 2665373).
Irish music session: Bath Hotel, Victoria Street, off West Street, Mondays, 8pm.
Booit Straps Folk Club: singers/ musicians, Commercial Hotel, Station Road, Chapeltown, Mondays, 8pm.
Traditional Folk Music Night: all welcome to watch or join in, White Lion, London Road, Heeley, Tuesday, 8pm.
Kate Rusby: Christmas concert by the acclaimed Barnsley folk singer and her band and a brass quintet, City Hall, Wednesday, 7.30pm.
Virtually Acoustic: Up and coming talent from across Yorkshire, The Hop, West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, Wednesdays, 8pm.
Rivelin Folk Club: Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesday, 8.30pm (www.rivelinfolkclub.org.uk, tel 2665638).
Raise The Roof: Chorus singaround at the Red Deer, Pitt Street, off West Street, next Thursday, 8.30pm.
On the Back Porch: Singers and musicians welcome. Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday (Dec 5), 8.30pm (free).
Acoustic Music and Singing: any style, all welcome to bring and play instruments, sing or simply listen (and drink), Cobden View, Cobden View Road, Crookes, every Thursday, 9pm (www.thecobdenview.co.uk).
Acoustic Music and Open Mic Night: hosted by Chris Firminger with any participants welcome to bring along two or three songs of their choice, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Thursdays, 8.30pm.
The Velcro Teddybears Acoustic Picnic: open mic for one and all, The RS Bar (Royal Standard), St Mary’s Road, every Thursday, 9pm.
Just Jamming:The Black Bull, Ecclesfield, Thursdays.
Can You Jam?: Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Saturday.
Open Mic: Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, Sunday, from 4pm.
Open Mic Night: South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sunday
Acoustic Tunes and Songs: bring your instrument, voice, join in or just listen, White Lion, London Road, Heeley, Monday, 8pm.
Irish Night: Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, Mondays, 7.30pm.
Acoustic Idol: £1000 cash prize, Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, every Tuesday, 8pm.
Open Mic: The Harlequin, Nursery Street, Tuesday.
Open Mic Night: Delaney’s, Cemetery Road, Tuesdays, 8.30pm-11.30pm.
Live@NBT: Open Mic Night, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, every Wednesday, 8pm
Open Mic: weekly sessions Fleur De Lys, Totley, Wednesdays (all welcome, call Alex on 07572464451).
Blues Jam Night: all welcome backline provided, Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, off London Road, Wednesdays, 8pm.
Jam Session: Woodseats Club, The Dale, every Sunday 5.30 - 8pm (non members welcome).
Sheffield Young Singers: a feast of festive music, ranging from highlights of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols via contemporary Christmas repertoire to well-loved seasonal favourites, directed by Helen Cowen and accompanied by young pianist Amy Chang, Music in the Round, Crucible Studio, Thursday, December 5, 6pm (£6 / £3).
Ensemble 360: presenting two great chamber works from the later part of the 19th century written by two friends, Brahms’s melancholy and expressive Quartet in A minor with its last movement based on a traditional Hungarian folk dance, and Dvořák’s melodic Piano Quintet of 1887 which also draws on folk music, particularly in the sparkling third movement, Music in the Round, Crucible Studio, Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm (£16.50 / £11 / £5).
Community Carol Singing: family evening singing favorite carols including Sheffield Carols and other Christmas songs, live band, refreshments and Christmas gifts for sale, St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Thursday, December 5, 7pm-9pm (£5 per person, under 12 free, on door or 2678289).
Grimethorpe Brass Band Brassed Off Special: with special guest Tony Christie and support from Grimethorpe youth band, City Hall, Friday, 7.45pm (£20).
String Masterclass: violinist Rebecca Thompson leads a masterclass for young string players, of Grade 5+ standard aged 11-18 year-olds, Music in the Round, Crucible Studio, Friday, 10am (free).
Lads, Dads and Grandads: Matthew Beckingham leads a vocal workshop for lads (age 8+), dads and grandads exploring a range of accessible and inspiring warm-ups and repertoire spanning the centuries, Music in the Round, Crucible Studio, Saturday, 10am (£15 / £10 / £5).
Sheffield Chorale: under conductor Neil Taylor, will be singing festive favourites in aid of dementia charity Lost Chord, Winter Garden, Saturday, 12.45pm.
Stan and Mabel: Paul Rissmann, Music in the Round ’s Children’s Composer in Residence, pus music to the illustrated book by Jason Chapman performed by the 11-piece Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives, The Octagon, Western Bank, Saturday, 1.30pm and 3pm (£10/ £6).
Christmas Concert: by community music group the Vivacity Choir in aid of St Luke’s Hospice, Ecclesall Parish Church, Ringinglow Road, Saturday, 6.30pm (£7/ £4 ages 6-16, 0871 220 0260 or visit www.vivacitychoir.com/events, £8.50/ £5 on the door)
Heigh-Ho Holiday: The City Musick presents spirited Christmas songs and instrumental music from the 17th to 19th centuries, reminiscent of Thomas Hardy’s descriptions of seasonal music-making in town and villages, dance halls and church galleries, with a contribution from The Festival of Village Carols, Crucible Studio, Saturday, 7:30pm (£16.50 / £11 / £5). Pre-Concert Talk by William Lyons of The City Musick and Prof Ian Russell of The Festival of Village Carols discuss the historic and continuing tradition of carolling, 6.30pm.
A BOY WAS BORN: versatile Sheffield-based chamber choir Viva Voce gives a complete performance of Benjamin Britten’s tour de force as a fitting choral finale to the University of Sheffield’s splendid festival which takes its name from this important early work which forms the centrepiece of a programme that includes other Christmas music by the young Britten, four carols by contemporary composers commissioned for King’s College Cambridge, and Arvo Pärt’s Which Was the Son of ... , Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Saturday, 7.30pm (£12/ £10, £6 students, under 16’s free (at the door or from.sheffieldboxoffice.com, 2565567)
JOURNEYING BOY - ABOUT THE BOY: pre-concert revue with selections from The Diaries of the Young Benjamin Britten in which actor John Craig plays the composer looking back on his adolescence and early manhood during the turbulent 1930’s up to his departure for America., with musical illustrations including seasonal favourites, Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Saturday, 6.15pm.
Stannington Brass Band: Christmas Concert, Lomas Hall, Church Street, Stannington, Saturday, 7.30pm (2332821).
A Feast Of Festive Brass: from Stannington Brass Band and its newly appointed musical director, Kevin Wadsworth, with special guests the Sheffield Chamber Choir and Stannington Training Band will also showcase the talent of its up and coming brass musicians, Lomas Hall, Stannington, Saturday, 7.30pm (£7/ £6, 2332821).
Sheffield Rep Orchestra: conducted by George Morton and Kate Smith present a classical programme with Ken Brown (from the Hallé Orchestra) as soloist in Haydn’s celebrated Trumpet Concerto, along with Egmont Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony no.7 in A Major. (200 years to the day since the composer premiered the work), Dore and Totley URC, Brook Road, Sunday, 7pm (£6 /£5 in aid of dementia charity Lost Chord, 2365607 in advance or on the door.).
Wadsley and Loxley Commoners: local carols with John Fowler and the Humble Swain singers, mulled wine and mince pies, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, Wadsley, Monday, 7.30pm (2335331).
Brass Band Concerts: featuring the Hathersage Brass Band, Maynard Arms, Grindleford, next three Mondays, 8pm ( £17 includes pie and pea supper, tea, coffee and mince pies during the interval, 01433 630321 or email email@example.com).
Escafeld Chorale: seasonal concert, All Saints Parish Church, Ringinglow Road, Tuesday, 7.30pm (proceeds to dementia charity Lost Chord).
Christmas Concert: the Orchestras of Sheffield Music Service present a programme of festive music including Carols, Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and seasonal favourite: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Jubilee Centre, Wilson Road, Hunter’s Bar, Wednesday, 7pm (admission free).
Stannington Brass Band: play carols, The Three Merry Lads, Redmires Road, Lodge Moor, Wednesday, 8.30pm.