Listings: Music

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November 16 - November 23 2017


Lewis Nitikman: Canadian song writer/pianist Lewis Nitikman, now based here in the UK is best known (here) for writing and performing with Sheffield artist John Reilly. Lewis will play beautiful set of background piano – at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 7pm Free admission.

Crow Black Chicken: Power trio who have become one of Ireland’s top blues acts, Greystones, 8pm (£10).

IndiGo Indie Disco + Live Bands: (See Facebook for details). Maida Vale. 9pm. Free entry.


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

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

The Lost Days / Saints Among Us , 02 Academy 2.

FREE FRIDAY LIVE: Weekly unsigned showcase featuring the best of local bands - this week we welcome TOWHEAD - OTTA PEAK - DEAD BIRD. Doors 7pm/FREE ENTRY Drinks offers in the first hour of opening., Skiddle and FB for full listings and tickets. The Trades, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham (opposite Rotherham Rail Station/only a 10 min journey from Sheffield). Tel 01709 370651.

Mahogany Newt: New Barrack Tavern 601 Penistone Road Sheffield S6 2GA 9:30pm

LIVE at Maida Vale: This Friday-LIVE at Maida Vale: One not to miss!! Life At The Arcade. With excellent local support from The Fever Club and an acoustic set from the brilliant Modern Antiques. Band Session 8-10. Free entry. Followed as always by Mod For It at Maida Vale DJ’s 10-Late.

Cartwheel 3: Old Horns High Bradfield.@ 8:30pm. This month Singers Night all are welcome to listen or perform.

SAT 18 Nov

Brasilica: DJ Ckastley (El Rey del Zongue) with 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.

Maia: Self-proclaimed inventors of psychedelic sci-fi folk create “a genre busting mix of sweet stunning vocal harmonies over funky blissed out grooves; punctuated by echoing banjo, guitar, shimmering mandolins, spooky brass, deep bass and keyboards”, the Greystones, Saturday, 8pm (£9).

Antarctic Monkeys / The Phasers / Eyes to the Skies: 02 Academy (£12.50 adv).

The South / Jersey Budd: The songs of The Beautiful South, Plug.(£18).

DIIO Tribute: to the legendary metal frontman Dio + support from Psython + Grand Ultra

Doors 7.30pm/£5 in advance/£7 on the door. Drinks offers in the first hour of opening., Skiddle and FB for full listings and tickets. The Trades, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham (opposite Rotherham Rail Station/only a 10 min journey from Sheffield). Tel 01709 370651.

Mahogany Newt: The Alma Alma Street Wombwell S73 0DD 9:00pm

Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues: at The Princess Royal, Slinn St S10 1NW, 9pm. Free Admission.

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. 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 19 Nov

Hazel O’Connor: Award-winning singer, writer and actress who rose to prominence with her BAFTA-nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 hit film Breaking Glass. Now on stage with a five-piece band performing songs from albums Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus. Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank (£25).

MON 20 Nov

Paul Newman: A cool mix of classic, contemporary and popular songbook favourites - why not request your favourite? - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 7.30pm. Free Admission.

Airbourne / Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons / The Wild: 02 Academy (£21.50 adv).

Blaenavon: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£10).

TUES 21 Nov

Paul Newman: Live Bossa Nova, and Latin Jazz – chilled easy listening with Paul Newman - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 8pm. Free Admission.


The Big Swing with live music from 3 Mojito Sam: Calling all movers, shakers and swingers: Samantha Jade and the boys are bringing the heat to a dance floor near you. Contemporary classics, pop, rock and even hip-hop shaken and stirred for a swinging party sure to get the feet stomping, hands clapping and heart pumping. Led by vocalist/saxophonist Samantha Jade and organ/vocalist Ryan Taylor, and featuring Chris Walker on guitar and Steve Hanley on drums; The Hot Hammond Heat bring the swing - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. FREE Swing Dance class for beginners from 8pm. 8pm. Free Admission.

Andrew Clegg: Andrew plays 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). 8pm. Free Admission.

The LaFontaines: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£6).

Maida Mess: (Weekly Student Sports Societies Event). Maida Vale. 10pm. Free entry.


The Undertones: Plug (£20).


Play On Folk Club: upstairs at The Banner Cross Hotel, Ecclesall Road, S11 8TN on Sunday 19th November 8.15 pm. Free entry. Music, spoken word and audience welcome.

Ruhaani: Trio of musicians exploring the threads that connect Sufi folk music traditions and North and South Indian classical music, Talking Gigs, The HUBS, Paternoster Row, tonight (Thursday), 7,30pm (£11, under-23s £5).

Roisin Ban: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight, 8.30pm.

Jim White / Cicada Rhythm: He describes himself as “singer/songwriter, author, fine art photographer, crackpot philosopher, folk artist, record producer, film maker, dad”. This time, with a new album, Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, the American has recruited Athens Georgia “folk wizards” Cicada Rhythm to join him as opening act and backing band. Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union Hubs, Paternoster Row, Friday, 7.30pm (£16.50).

Edwina Hayes: Singer-songwriter with an easy-going style and, according to Nanci Griffith, “the sweetest voice in England”, the Greystones, Friday, 8pm (£13).

The Melrose Quartet: Acapella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals from the Sheffield-based group who are each internationally-renowned singers, instrumentalists, writer/composers and teachers in their own right. Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Jess Arrowsmith and Richard Arrowsmith perform old and new English songs and tunes including material from the new album, Dominion. Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Saturday, 7.30pm (£16-£6).

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings: The former lead singer and fiddle player with Bellowhead leads his own band on tour to mark the release of his third solo album, Afterglow, the first since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016. The band features the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The Southseas) alongside a string and brass section. Leadmill, Saturday, 7.30pm (£20).

William The Conqueror: Bluesy indie-Americana from the trio that was nominated for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards. Ruarri Joseph, Harry Harding and Naomi Holmes appear at the Greystones, Sunday, 8pm (£10).

John Smith: English acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter tours his new album, Headlong, dedicated to the memory of John Renbourn , Greystones, Monday & Tuesday, 8pm (£15).

Maren Morris: Texas-born, Up-and coming Nashville-based country singer-songwriter, Leadmill, Tuesday, 7.30pm (£18.50).

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: American old-time mountain music from Grammy-nominated Bruce Molsky on fiddle, banjo, guitar and voice joined by Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch, the Greystones, Wednesday, 8pm (£15).

Said The Maiden: Multi award-winning Hertfordshire based folk trio, the Greystones, next Thursday (November 23), 8pm (£10).

Toki Trio: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday (November 23), 8.30pm.

Blue Rose Code + Bob Chiswick supporting: Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Friday 17th November. 8:00 pm. Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance from…


Charlotte Branson: Hear Charlotte’s beautiful vocals as she performs live with Jeremy Meek on bass, Sam Wain on Keys and John Waterson on drums. Their playlist includes RNB and pop favourites done in jazz/blues/funk style covering artistes such as Etta James and Bill Withers – at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, Nov 16th. 9pm. Free Admission.

CubaVida duo: Manchester based CubaVida duo headed up by Jesus Moreau Batallan offer a unique sound emerging from Latin, Jazz, & Funk Their Latin repertoire includes traditional rhythms such as the “Timba” from Cuba as well as Brazilian Samba, Dominican Merengue and the Cumbia out of Colombia– at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, Nov 16th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Samantha Jade: live sax at the cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday, Nov 17th. 8.15pm.Free Admission.

Piero Tucci: live sax at the cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday, Nov 17th. 10.15pm. Free Admission.

Emily West: Soul, Swing and Jazz and beautiful vocals - Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday Nov 18th. 9:15pm. Free Admission.

Piero Tucci: Live sax in the cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday, Nov 18th. 11:15pm. Free Admission.

Eyal Lovett Trio featuring Eran Har Even: We’re honoured to welcome a rising star pianist and composer, Israeli born and now residing in Berlin, Eyal Lovett, who’s wonderful album ‘Tales from a Forbidden Land’ featured the great US guitarist Gilad Hekselman. Eyal studied in New York, and has toured with his trio across Denmark, Germany, Poland and Israel, and has played and recorded with Peter Bernstein, Gilad Hekselman, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen. Entrancing and beautiful piano trio music from a truly accomplished trio. With Eyal are Mathias Jensen (bass), Aidan Lowe (drums), and a special guest Eran Har Even on guitar, a leading figure on the Dutch jazz scene. If you love EST, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, don’t miss this. The Lescar. 22nd November 2017/£8.


The Sheffield Chorale: conducted by their Musical Director Neil Taylor will be performing their concert ‘Hail! Bright Cecilia’ on Saturday 18th November at 7.30 at St.Mark’s Church, Broomhill.

The concert will feature music in honour of St. Cecilia, the patroness of music. Gounod’s ‘St. Cecilia Mass’ and Purcell’s ‘Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day’ will be the centre pieces of this performance which will also feature music by John Rutter and John Ireland.The choir will be conducted by Neil Taylor and accompanied on the organ by Joshua Hales. The Chorale is delighted to welcome ‘The Froggatt Young Singers’ as guest performers.This talented group of young people will perform varied items including some songs from the shows and music by Mozart and Arne. Tickets priced £10 with £8 concessions and students tickets at £6 will include refreshments and can be purchased from “” or call 07816062905. Tickets will also be available on the door.

SOUNDING BRASS AND VOICES: Sheffield Bach Society invites you to a very special gala concert in the magnificent surrounds of Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA on Saturday evening 18 November at 7.30 pm with Sheffield Bach Choir and the world-famous Fine Arts Brass [Director: Simon Lenton] along with the Girl Choristers of St John’s Church, Ranmoor [Director of Music: Edward Barbieri] and soloists Andrew Farn, treble and Paul Tidd , bass. Bach Choir Music Director Dr Simon Lindley conducts.This is the second major event in Sheffield Bach Choir’s 2017/18 concert season extending from Autumn 2017 right through to June 2018 when a special “England at War and Peace” event as part of next Summer’s Broomhill Festival takes place at St. Mark’s Church on Saturday 9 June at 7.30 The November “Sounding Brass and Voices” concert features magnificent English music by Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells, Henry Purcell, John Rutter and Ralph Vaughan Williams as well as Two Psalms – Beatus Vir and Laudate Dominum – from the “Christmas Vespers” of Italian baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi. A highlight of the evening is a special work composed by York-based Philip Moore that tells the story of Jacob’s Ladder in the Book Genesis – “From earth to heaven”. Alan Horsey will be at the Cathedral Organ as well as the Bach Choir’s chamber organ which will be situated in the Nave with the singers. Tickets £16 (concessions £13; students on the door only £6; under 16s accompanied by an adult - free) at the door, or in advance from the Bach Choir website as well as from or at the Cathedral Door on the night of the concert from 7.00 pm. Telephone enquiries to Vicky Highet on 07736 554094.