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December 1 - December 8 2016

Thurs 1 Dec

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra: Return of the piano maestro and his big band, now in their 21st year, with guests The Selecter’s Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The shows will once again feature the vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, with a new addition of blues and gospel singer Beth Rowley. City Hall, 7,30pm (£37).

Fri 2 Dec

Dale Storr: Sheffield-based leading exponent of New Orleans piano doffs his cap to the likes of Dr.John, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Henry Butler, Allen Toussaint and James Booker, The Greystones, 8pm (£10).

Last In Line/Inglorious/Wild Lies: Corporation, Milton Street, 7pm (£17.50 adv).

Bayonet/The Seamonsters/Ashley Holland: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£5).

Steve Milton’s Blues Disciples: Banner Cross, Ecclesall Road.

LIVE: InaVibe. Excellent Sheffield band with a fusion of great songwriting with an urban hip Hop edge not to be missed. Club Shefficana. Formerly Dimond Ranks these guys blend Acoustic Reggae, Blues and Rock N Roll and are not to be missed live. Maida Vale, West St. Band Session 8-10. Followed by Mod For It DJ’s 10-Late Soul, Ska, Mod, Britpop, New Wave, Indie, 60’s/70’s Rock N Roll and more 10-Late. Free entry all night.

Dale Storr: The Greystones. 8pm. £10.

Hillbilly Cats: The Railway Hotel, Penistone Road, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, 9.15pm, free adm.

Sat 3 Dec

Live music: from The Slingshots @ The Hillsborough Hotel, Langsett Road, 9pm start. FREE ENTRY. Come along and join us as we are entertained by this popular rockabilly band.

Human League/ Blancmange / Ekkoes: Sheffield band return home on their ‘A Very British Synthesizer Group Tour’, playing the Steel Hall at the Motorpoint Arena, 7pm (£39.60/£46.75).

Emmy The Great: Singer songwriter, Leadmill, 7.30pm (£14).

Connie Lush: One of the UK’s finest blues singers returns with her band to The Greystones, 8pm (£13).

Kvelertak/Skeletonwitch: Corporation, 7pm (£10 adv).

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: The country’s leading musical theatre star and the nation’s favourite tenor join forces for the first time, to record an album and to tour, City Hall, Saturday, 7.30pm (from £35.)

Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues at The Acorn, 516 Burncross Rd, Sheffield S35 1SL. 9pm. Free Admission.

Mahogany Newt: Greasborough WMC, Church Street, S71 4DX. 8.30pm.

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

HAILBAILS: The Loft club, University Arms. 9pm. £5 otd.

Adrian Paris: The Railway Hotel, Penistone Road, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, 9.15pm, free adm.

Sun 4 Dec

The River Rats, The Red Deer, Pitt St (off West St). 9pm. Free.

Joey Devries: Corporation, 12 noon (£8).

Mon 5 Dec

Acoustic Angels with John Reilly: 8.30pm, Entry £5. Dronfield Woodhouse Social Club

114 Carr Lane (opposite Miner’s Arms). S18 8XG.

Richard Hawley: Guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer can expect a hero’s welcome on his return to home turf. The former Longpig and Pulp member has a treasure trove of material to choose from. City Hall, 7.30pm (£25).

Wed 7 Dec

LIVE: The Theories, Lily Gaskell, Daz Cadwallander, Carla May, Rachael Webster. The Green Room, Devonshire Street. 8-11:30. Free entry.

Thurs 8 Dec

Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues: at The Brothers Arms,106 Well Rd, Heeley, S8 9TZ. 9pm. Free Admission.

Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell: Two luminaries of punk and new wave join forces to tour on the back of their album, This Time It’s Personal, which reflects their shared love of classic American and British pop they grew up with. John makes his lead vocal debut at the age of 67, with Hugh playing all guitars. “No one knew he could sing!” laughs Cornwell. “When you tell people they go ‘You’re kidding me.’” Leadmill, 7.30pm (£21.50).

Dr Hook featuring Dennis Locorriere: Another chance to hear Sylvia’s Mother, A Little Bit More, Sexy Eyes and When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman in their full glory, City Hall, 7.30pm (from £25).


Stan Sulzmann and Nikki Iles Duo: Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles are iconic figures on the UK jazz scene composing and playing in their own distinctive contemporary styles. It has been almost 20 years since Stan and Nikki recorded their first album “Treasure Trove” together. Their new offering, “Stardust”, celebrates a shared love of songs, as well as featuring an original composition from each. Sheffield Jazz, the Crucible Studio, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1DA. Friday 2 December at 7.15 pm (£16/£12.50, NUS £7, under 16s £3. Advance Tickets available from the Crucible Box Office 0114 249 6000 or

Jamie Taylor with Steve Fishwick: A line-up that’s sure to light up The Lescar backroom. Jamie Taylor is one of the country’s leading jazz guitarists and teachers, a Hofner Artist who’s recorded for Candid and GLP, and featured alongside the likes of Alan Barnes, Laura Jurd, and Jim Mullen. Steve Fishwick is a fluent and swinging trumpeter, who’s played with everyone from Stan Tracey and John Dankworth to Anita O’Day, Ron Carter, Scott Hamilton, Jamie Callum, and Cedar Walton. They’re joined by Pete Turner (bass) and Dave Walsh (drums). The very best bop and standards, strongly rhythmic, direct and swinging. The Lescar. 7th December. £6.

Folk & Roots

Toein’ In The Dark: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.30pm.

St Agnes Fountain: Wonderful festive entertainment courtesy of folk luminaries Julie Matthews, Chris While, David Hughes and Chris Leslie. Expect imaginative reworkings of traditional carols in the mix at Wortley Folk Club, The Venue, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Friday, 8.15pm (£14/£12).

Invited Singers / Musicians: Beehive Folk Club, Harthill, Friday, 8.15pm.

Martyn Joseph: Highly entertaining and inspirational singer songwriter and guitarist whose songs are often clarion calls for social justice, The Greystones, Sunday, 8pm (£16).

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

Kate Rusby at Christmas: Get into the Christmas spirit with the Barnsley folk singer’s traditional concert complete with her merry bunch of musicians including a brass quintet. The band line-up is Damien O’Kane (banjo and guitar), Aaron Jones (bouzouki), Nick Cooke (accordion), Duncan Lyall (double bass) and Steven Iveson (electric guitar). City Hall, Tuesday, 7.30pm (from £20).

Bob Fox: English folk guitarist and singer,Nether Edge Folk Club, Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesday, 8.30pm. Sold out.

Simon Kempston: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday (December 8), 8.30pm.

Merry Hell & Wilson McGladdery: Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Friday 2nd December, 7:30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 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

Loxley Folk Club: at the Loxley Driving Range, Myers Lane (off Long Lane) S6 6RZ. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly at 8pm. All welcome to participate or listen. Featured guests performers. Free admission. Details at and


Sheffield Harmony presents “Winter Songfest”: a concert with guest acts including the Nicola Farnon Trio, Emerald Guard, and Decibelles, on Saturday, December 3rd, 7.30pm ( bar open from 6.30pm-11pm ), Kingfield Hall, 3 Brincliffe Crescent, S11 9AW, Tickets £10, £8 children under 16, £30 family (two adults and two children under 16). For tickets ring 0114 2353240/ 0114 2363379.

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY: An evening of carols and songs. Featuring: Sonic Tonic – ladies a capella quartet; Marks Three – words and music on a festive theme. St Oswald’s Church S7 2DL, corner Bannerdale Rd/Abbeydale Rd. TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER 7.15pm (£6 inc. mulled wine and mince pie).

Sheffield Bach Choir/National Festival Orchestra: Handel – Messiah (a complete performance “from cover to cover”). Soloists: Kirsty Hopkins (soprano), Laura Lamph (alto), Ruairi Bowen (tenor), Edward Ballard (bass). Conductor Dr. Simon Lindley. Monday 5 December, 7.00 pm – Sheffield Cathedral, Church St. The Bach Choir presents its annual December account of Handel’s choral masterpiece, Messiah – experience a stellar cast of young London soloists and the acclaimed National Festival Orchestra led by Sally Robinson with Alan Horsey. organ and harpsichord. Tickets £16. Concessions £13. Students £6 on the door only. Under 16 and accompanied by an adult - Free. Available from:;; from Choir members or at the door on the night. Early arrival is strongly advised.

SHEFFIELD FOLK CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: AT STEPHEN HILL METHODIST CHURCH, Manchester Road. S10 5PL. Saturday December 3rd, 7.30pm in aid of The Nepal Schools Trust. Tickets £6/£5 from or at the door.