Listings: Music

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May 18 - May 25 2017

Thurs 25 MAY

Wentworth Music Festival: Dancing Over Diamonds: Tony Christie, Heaven 17, T’Pau, Lemar, The Southmartin, Dodgy, The SSS and Archie Kelly are among the line-up for a new outdoor music and comedy festival at the Wentworth Woodhouse stately home. Events also include a Last Laugh Comedy Tent, a First Laugh Kids Comedy Tent, an Underground Tent, featuring unsigned bands, plus street entertainment, funfair rides, artisan food stalls and bars. Wentworth Woodhouse, gates open 10am, entertainment starts 11am, finish 9.30pm (£35/£10 accompanied under-12).

Kiki Sire Duo: performing Cuban classics, Salsa, Cha-cha, Boleros and Son. Kiki Sire is a Singer/Songwriter, Musician and Composer who graduated from the Matanzas School of Musica in 1996 in Cuba– at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, May 25th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Fri 26 MAY

The Mission/Skeletal Family/Pauline Murray: 02 Academy, Arundel Gate (£27 adv).

Novana: 02 Academy 2 (£11 adv).

Shaun McLoughlin: performing a cool mix from the classic and contemporary songbook - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 7pm. Free Admission.

Viva Salsa: with DJ Antonio (Sabroso) at Sheffield’s original Latino Club night. Latin music, Salsa, Samba, Mambo and Bachata - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 9pm. Free Admission.

Cat Miles: Live sax at the Live music cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 8.15pm.Free Admission.

Piero Tucci: live sax at the Live music cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 10.15pm. Free Admission.

LIVE at Maida Vale: The Blues Of Summer. Indie/Rock Covers. Maida Vale, West St. Band Session 8-10 followed by Mod For It at Maida Vale 10-Late FREE ENTRY.

Mahogany Newt: The Railway, 19 Penistone Rd Nth, Sheffield. S6 1LP. 9:30pm.

Sat 27 MAY

NORTHERN SOUL GROOVE: dance all night to the best northern soul classics of the era plus vintage film footage on our huge screen - you can even bring your own favourite vinyl to spin. Doors 7.30pm/£3 advance or on the door. Arrive early for Happy Hour 6.30pm.. 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 min journey from Sheffield). Tel 01709 370651.

Killer Queen: Tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993, taking their musicianship and energy around the world, including frontman Patrick Myers, City Hall, 7.30pm (£20.50).

Sharrow Festival Fundraiser: Some of Sheffield’s finest musicians, bands and DJs help raise funds for this year’s Sharrow Festival – Truly Apparent (Reggae / Roots / Rocksteady), Humbar (Soul / Jazz / Fusion), Biscuit Kiss (Nu-jazz / Post-rock). Gandhi’s Trapdoor (Funk / Soul), Rogue Siesta (Reggae / Funk / Ska and Tixxy Bang & The Metrics Bands (Reggae / Dancehall),Yellow Arch Studios, Burton Road, 8pm-2am (‘Pay as you feel’ on the door). Plus entertainment in the Rave Cave from 9pm and in the Courtyard from 4pm. Caribbean cuisine served all day.

Brasilica: with Annita De Orte (Direct from Barcelona) and Armando Murillo (congas) playing the perfect party mix up of nu Latin sounds from Brazil to Cuba via the UK and beyond - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 9pm. Free Admission.

Trevor Allen & guests: Railway pub, Wadsley Bridge. 9pm.

EARLY session: 2-5pm Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues at Hope Valley Beer Festival, The Old Hall, Market Place, Hope. Free Admission.

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

Soul FunKtion: Saturday Grooves at Maida Vale Every Week. Resident DJ’s playing Soul, Funk, Disco, 70’s/80’s Rare Groove and Modern Soul Classics. Maida Vale, West St. 3-8pm Followed by Saturday Nights at Maida Vale with Resident DJ Paul Fevere playing a fine selection of classics 8-4am. Free Entry.

Sun 28 MAY

John Reilly & Lewis Nitikman: Celebration of the songs of Elton John and Billy Joel featuring the voice of Boy On A Dolphin and Acoustic Angels alongside the Canadian keyboard player, Greystones, 8pm (£10).

Barry & Roger entertain and open mic: Railway pub, Wadsley Bridge. 9pm.

Mod For It all Dayer: Papa Soul LIVE. Fantastic Soul Covers from this Sheffield 9 piece band. 2 X 45 Min sets 6:15-7 and 7:15-8 + Mod For It DJ’s 4-Late. Maida Vale, West St. FREE ENTRY.

Resident Mod For It DJ’s Special: Soul, Funk and more. The Green Room, Devonshire Street. 8-1am. FREE ENTRY.

Mahogany Newt: Clowne Rock & Blues Recreation Close, Clowne, S43 4PL. 9:00pm.

Wed 31 MAY

Andrew Clegg: performing Spanish Flamenco capturing the soul and passion of the Andalucian gypsies - a fusion of evocative melodies and invigorating rhythms create a unique and exciting sound – at Cubana (upstairs) Wednesday May 31st. 8pm. Free Admission.

Thurs 1 JUNE

Bravado: 40 years of Rush live – British three-piece established in 2004 do the the Canadian prog-rockers proud. A special night in recognition of Rush’s first excursion outside North America - appearing at Sheffield City Hall on June 1, 1977. A true tribute. City Hall Ballroom, 8pm (£19.60).

Bars and Melody/Jonny Orlando: 02 Academy (£25 adv).


Piero Tucci: Traditional Cuban and Afro Cuban Jazz with Piero on piano – at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday May 25th. 7pm. Free admission

Piero Tucci: upbeat, funky, live sax - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday 25th May. 9pm. Free Admission

Samantha Jade: live sax at the Live music cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday May 27th. 9:15pm. Free Admission

Piero Tucci: live sax at the live music cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday, May 27th. 11:15pm. Free Admission.

Dave Angel: a classical guitarist whose repertoire draws on a wide range of styles, from flamenco to jazz, blues, folk, popular and his repertoire culminates in a multi-layered frenzy of guitar loops, based on Cuban rhythms - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Monday, May 29th. 7.30pm. Free Admission

Paul Newman: Live Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin Jazz - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Tuesday May 30th. 8pm. Free Admission.

The Big Swing with live music from Emily West – the Sheffield songstress is joined by the Ryan Taylor Trio for a colourful combination of jazz, swing and soul - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. FREE Swing Dance class for beginners from 8pm. Wednesday May 31st. 8pm. Free Admission.

Four of the most in-demand musicians on the London jazz scene: led by guitarist Andy Button, with Andy Woolf on tenor sax, Dave Manington (bass) and Marek Dorcik (drums), and following an appearance at the London Jazz Festival, the wonderful Button Band return as part of a tour in support of their second album ‘Emilie’. Their music is poised, melodic, and approachable, mixing jazz with country, blues, and South African township jazz, and definite shades of Bill Frisell as well as John Scofield. Beautiful stuff. The Lescar. 31st May Andrew Button Band / £6.

Folk & Roots

Badly Strung: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight, 8.30pm.

Heidi Talbot: Exquisite Irish folk singer who has performed in concert halls and at festivals and arts centres around the world (and even at the White House) is touring as part of a trio, alongside Toby Shaer and Innes White. In the wake of her latest album, Here We Go, 1, 2, 3, she is following in the footsteps of her husband, John McCusker by heading to The Greystones, tonight (Thursday), 7.30pm (£16).

Foghorn Stringband/ Evie Landin & Keith Terry: Double bill of old time Americana. Oregon-based four-piece Foghorn Stringband have been touring their brand of old-time, bluegrass, classic country and Cajun music traditions for 15 years in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity.California-based Evie Landin and Keith Terry play Appalachian string band music, Ladin as a singer and banjo player, Terry as a percussionist. The Greystones, Friday, 8pm (£16.50).

The Repeters: Part of the fifth anniversary concert weekend at Crookes Folk Club, Friday, 8.30pm.

Grace Petrie: Folk singer-songwriter and guitarist returns to Sheffield 11 where she has shared the bill with Dick Gaughan and as part of Coven. Beguiling mix of political and love songs and a unique sense of humour. The Greystones, Saturday, 8pm (£9).

Richard Kitson: Crookes Folk Club, Saturday, 8.30pm.

Three Old Fellas: Crookes Folk Club, Sunday, 8.30pm.

Cocklebread: Crookes Folk Club, Monday, 2.30pm.

Lisbee Stainton: Seriously talented English singer-songwriter on tour to promote her fifth album, Then Up, The Greystones, Wednesday, 8pm (£10).

Nether Edge Folk Club: Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesdays, 8.30pm.

Steve Tilston: Celebrated English guitarist, singer and songwriter, The Greystones, next Thursday, 8pm (£12).

Toffee Music: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, 8.30pm.

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

James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan + Bernard Hoskin supporting. Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Friday, 26 th May, 7:30pm Tickets £11 on the door or £9 in advance from…


RUTTER REQUIEM. Singers from Fox Valley Voices, Stannington Mixed Choir and Thurgoland Community Choir join forces to perform Rutter’s glorious Requiem, one of the most popular compositions of the last 30 years. The evening showcases the flourishing musical tradition of the towns and villages in the north of the city and also contains classical and popular items from each choir. The concert includes the premiere of ‘Night Sky Partials’, a new work by Sheffield based Composer, Joseph Shaw.Saturday May 27th. Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Sheffield. Tickets £8 from Box Office 07939 256 269. Accompanied Under 16s Free. Tickets ‘On the Door’ £10.