Listings: Music

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February 16 - February 23 2017

Thurs 16 Feb

The Black Lillies/The Fargo Railroad Co: Country-influenced six-piece – with blasts of soul and funk - from Knoxville, Tennessee, make their Sheffield debut with local support, The Greystones, 8pm (£12).

Jessarae: Plug, Matilda Street, 7pm (£10).

Fri 17 Feb

LIVE Two excellent Sheffield bands: Mat Wale & Friends, Don Barrel Gents. Band Session 8-10 Followed by Mod For It DJ’s 10-Late. Maida Vale, West St. Free entry.

Drake/T-Jizzle/DVSN/Young Thug: Superstar Canadian rapper Drake on The Boy Meets World tour, Motorpoint Arena, 7.30pm (£61.60-£143).

Firewind/Manimal/Scar Of The Sun/Epitaph: Corporation, 6.30pm (£16.50 adv).

Dreadzone: Plug, Matilda Street, 7pm (£16).

Adelphi/Femur/The Time Sellers/Sundance: Yellow Arch Studios, Burton Street, 7pm (£5 adv).

Sinners Sermon/Master Charger/Witch Tripper/Black Chapter/Demidog: O2 Academy, Arundel Gate, 8pm (£4 adv).

Joel White: Piano and vocals. At Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday 17th February. 7pm. Free Admission

Viva Salsa: DJ Lubi (Calle Ocho, Leeds). At Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday 17th February. 9pm. Free Admission

Katie Stewart: Live music cocktail chill out lounge - bluesy anecdotes with a sprinkling of soulful rifts - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday 17th February.9pm. Free Admission

Pierro Tucci: Live sax- at Cubana (upstairs), Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday 17th February, 9pm. Free Admission.

Sat 18 Feb

FOUR LOCAL ROCK BANDS FOR FREE: Desenser/Long Story Short/Steal of the City/Shock of the Fall. Doors 7.30pm/FREE Arrive early for Happy Hour 6pm until 8pm with buy one get one free offer on draft only. Tickets online, at The Trades Box office or telephone to reserve. See or FB for full listing and details. The Trades, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham (opposite Rotherham Rail Station/only a 10 minute journey from Sheffield). Tel 01709 370651.

Soul FunKtion: Saturday Grooves at Maida Vale Every Saturday. Resident DJ’s playing Soul, Funk and Disco. 3-8pm Followed by Saturday Nights at Maida Vale. Maida Vale, West St. Free Entry.

Mod For It DJ’s Playing 60’s Soul, Mod, Ska and Britpop: The Green Room, Devonshire Street. 8-1. FREE ENTRY.

Chesney & Chip Hawkes: Father and son fulfill an ambition to tour together, alongside Chesney’s brother Jodie and Robbie Williams band guitarist Gary Nuttall. Expect to hear songs from when Chip was in the Tremeloes, and then there is Chesney’s 1991 number one hit The One and Only….The Greystones, 8pm (£18).

Ryan Young & The Electric Sunrise/Ghandi’s Trapdoor/Dresden Saints/Any Other Way: Corporation, 7pm (£7 adv).

Cash: A Tribute to the Man in Black, with full band, O2 Academy 2, Arundel Gate, doors 6.30pm (£11 adv).

Amber Run/Island/Meadowlark: Plug, Matilda Street, 7pm (£12.50).

Brasilica: with Dj Roly Caballero (Havana, Cuba). At Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday 18th February. 9pm. Free Admission.

Sun 19 Feb

Cobalt/Pitsmoor Ladies’ Ukulele Chorale: The Greystones, Sunday, 7pm (£8).

Barrio Latino: A mix of pre-Latin & African rhythms – Salsa, Kizomba, Samba, Reggaeton, Bachata, Zouk, Merengue, Samba, Resident Djs Antonio Sabroso and Roly. At Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Sunday 19th February. 9pm. Free Admission.


The Big Swing Presents: Bob Ludlam Band will be playing old-fashioned jazz and swing, from Louis Armstrong to Frank Sinatra this group of musicians bring a real sense of fun to the party. Easy improvisation and spontaneity gets everyone singing and dancing and the skilful and accomplished musicians obviously really enjoy themselves. At Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Wednesday 22nd February. 8pm. Free Admission.

Joel White and Simon Peat: playing Soul Blues and Jazz on Saxophone. At Cubana (upstairs). Thursday 16th February. 8pm. Free Entry.

Martin Robinson: Live music cocktail chill out lounge – Jazz, Soul, Swing and Bossa. Live Sax – At Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday 18th February. 9:30pm. Free Admission.

Piero Tucci: Live music cocktail chill out lounge – Jazz, Soul, Swing and Bossa. Live Sax – At Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday 18th February. 11:30pm. Free Admission.

Allison Neale Quintet: An advocate of the melodic West Coast approach, returning with her fantastic hard-swinging rhythm section plus remarkable young vibes player Nathaniel Steele. - “Inspired by such masters as Art Pepper and Paul Desmond, she has her own distinctive style in the same cool-intense idiom”. - Dave Gelly. Sheffield Jazz, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD. Friday 17 February at 8.00 pm (£14/£11, NUS £7, 15-18 year olds £2, under 15s free. Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door).

Camilla George Quartet: The Lescar hosts the first date on the debut tour by one of the UK’s most dynamic young talents, sax player Camilla George, with a brilliant ensemble featuring Sarah Tandy (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass) and Femi Koleoso (drums). Mentored by Gary Crosby and Jean Toussaint, and gigging regularly with Courtney Pine’s band. With a wonderful tone, phrasing, and swinging approach; catch Camilla and her quartet at The Lescar first! Jazz at The Lescar. Tel. 0774 020 1939. 22nd February 2017 / £6.

Folk & Roots

Michael Richards: at Old Horns in High Bradfield. A rare solo performance from the Dogwood Rose singer/guitarist. Friday 17th Feb.

Dogwood Rose: at Gardener’s Rest. An early return for this local americana band noted for their beautiful harmonies. Saturday 18th Feb.

Dronfield Folk@The Pioneer Club: Sheffield singer/songwriter, Nigel Parsons, support from folk-rock band, T’Other Band, late bar, hot food available all evening, The Pioneer Club, Stonelow Road, Dronfield, Friday, February 17, 7.30pm ( £6 in advance; £7 on door, 01246 412058 or email:

Night Fall: New trio of voice, fiddle and guitar, Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street, tonight (Thursday), 7.30pm.

Sheffield City Morris Singers & Musicians: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.30pm.

John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick & John Doyle: Three brilliant traditional musicians join forces – fiddle player and former Battlefield, Kate Rusby and Mark Knopfler Band member McCusker, flautist and Uillean piper and Capercaillie member McGoldrick and guitarist and singer Doyle, The Greystones, Friday, 8pm (£16).

Quicksilver: Grant Baynham and Hilary Spence at the Venue Folk Club, The Venue, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Saturday.

Open mic/acoustic evening: The Greystones, Monday, 8pm (free).

The Grahams: Louisiana duo comprising Alyssa and Doug Graham who combine with Americana, traditional folk and country blues, The Greystones, Wednesday, 8pm (£13).

Julia Mcinally: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, 8.30pm.

Brooks Williams: with Lightning Express (Keith Angel, drums, and Andy Seward, bass) + support from Marion Fleetwood & Gregg Cave. Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Friday 24th February, 7:30pm Tickets £11 on the door or £9 in advance from…

Wisewood Inn Loxley Folk on most Wednesday evenings in the Cellar Bar at 9 pm proceeded by an hour of open mic/floor singers. Free admission. Further details at

Sheffield City Morris Men: Men’s Morris dance team, doing dances mainly in the ‘Cotswold style’, meets every Monday night, 19:45-21:30, at the Burton Street Centre, S6 2HH (and afterwards in The Gardener’s Rest pub, S3 8AT). All welcome, whether you have previous dance experience or not. For further information contact Dominic Rice, tel: (0114) 2665373, or e-mail


Andy Long: associate leader of the Orchestra of Opera North and former City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra leader returns to his home town to perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra at Firth Hall, 7.30pm, Saturday 4thMarch. Brahms 4th Symphony and Rossini “La Scala di Seta” overture complete the programme. All seating reserved, licenced bar. Tickets (£10/£6 concessions) available from or on the door. Advance booking strongly recommended.