Listings: Music

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April 20 - April 27 2017

Thurs 20 April

Lewis Nitikman: Canadian song writer/pianist Lewis Nitikman best known for writing and performing with Sheffield artist John Reilly. Lewis plays beautiful set of background piano – nice easy listening over a cocktail or two – at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday 20th April. 7pm. Free admission

Shaun McLoughlin: performing a cool mix from the classic and contemporary songbook - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday 20th April. 9pm. Free Admission

Fri 21 April

Tommy Hunt: Legendary American soul star performs his hits followed by ‘meet and greet’ with fans. He is joined by a steller line-up of Northern Soul DJs including Melvyn Walker, Danny Rex, Barry KGB Holland, Nigel Filmer, Jonny Monk, Debbi B and Stevlor – at Genting Club, St Paul’s Place, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN. 8.30pm. £10 (on door).

Ma Bessie: Mixing the rich,warm vocal sound of Julia Titus with Matt Foster on guitar – this dynamic duo of talented musicians who look as good as they sound make their debut appearance at Cubana, Ma Bessie combines classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music including a little reggae - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday 21st April. 7pm. Free Admission.

Viva Salsa: with DJ Chris Welch (Adelante) at Sheffield’s original Latino Club night... Latin music, Salsa, Samba, Mambo and Bachata - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday April 21tst.. 9pm. Free Admission

Martin Robinson: live sax - Live music cocktail chill out lounge at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday April 21st. 9.15pm.Free Admission

Pierro Tucci: live sax - Live music cocktail chill out lounge at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday April 21st. 11.15pm.Free Admission

The Smyths: Strangeways Here We Come Tour comes to the 02 Academy 2, Arundel Gate, 6.30pm.

Sat 22 April

ALCATRAZ Legends of the Yorkshire ROCK scene, Doors 7.30pm/£5on the door or in advance. Arrive early for Happy Hour 630pm until 7.30pm 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.

Katie Stewart: Bluesy antidotes and soulful riffs at the Live music cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday, April 22nd. 11:30pm. Free Admission.

Brasilica: with DJ Roly Callabero (Calle Ocho, Leeds) 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. Saturday April 22nd. 9pm. Free Admission

Caro Emerald: Signature blending of retro jazz with sampling and modern pop on the Emerald Island Tour, City Hall, 8pm (from £25.20).

Sheffield Punk Festival: Plug, Matilda Street, 2pm (£18).

The Recroots: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£5).

Renegade Brass Band: Launch of the Totems album, O2 Academy 2.

Sun 23 April

EARLY session: 4-7pm Big City Rockin Rhythm & Blues at The Noah’s Ark, 93-, 95 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1U. Free Admission.

Nell Bryden: American singer-songwriter, a BBC Radio 2 favourite, who has veered between classical music, jazz, folk, pop and soul. As well as the singing and playing, there will be plenty of chat about the songs and the story behind them. The Greystones, 8pm (£17).

Mon 24 April

Paul Newman: A cool mix of classic, contemporary and popular songbook favourites: at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Monday April 24th. 8pm. Free Admission

Joe Bonamassa: Celebrated blues-rock guitarist, Steel Hall, Motorpoint Arena, 8pm (£61.60/£72.80/£84).

Tues 25 April

Pilo Adami: Live Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin Jazz - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Tuesday April 25th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Thurs 27 April

Daniel O’Donnell: Irish national treasure (and Strictly Come Dancing performer), returns to the City Hall, 7.30pm (from £42).

Ben Poole Band: Tipped as one of the most exciting young blues/roots artists to emerge from the UK in a long time, including a name check from Jeff Beck, The Greystones, 7.30pm (£14).

KRS-One: Rapping since 1985, his name stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone: Plug, 7.30pm (£20).

Skinny Lister/AJJ: Leadmill, 7.30 (£12).

John Power/Liberty Ship: O2 Academy 2.

Folk & Roots

Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies: Based in Bilbao and Dublin the band produce an intimate cabaret of joyful sing-along choruses with musical flavours from across Europe. Not to be missed. Support provided by Scuppered. Coal Aston Village Hall S18 3AX. Saturday 22nd April - Tickets on the door £8. commences 8pm. Bring your own drinks.

The Big Swing with live music from Leeds City Stompers – playing 1920s blues, ragtime, swing and folk with the energy and feel of modern rock and roll music. Known well on the Lindy Hop circuit these guys have been playing dances across the country. Christopher Fox on guitar and double bass, Martyn Roper on double bass and guitar and Jack Amblin on drums and washboard - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. FREE Swing Dance class for beginners from 8pm. Wednesday April 26th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Dave Angel: 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) Wednesday April 26th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Benjamin William Pike: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.30pm

Gilmore & Roberts: Contemporary folk/acoustic duo twice-nominated at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Greystones, Friday, 8pm (£13).

Gypsies of Bohemia/Hot Club of Clowntown: Evening of gypsy jazz and merriment, Yellow Arch, Sunday, 7.30pm (£7.50).

Open mic/acoustic: Platform for local talent at the Greystones, Monday, 8pm (free).

Lynne Hanson: Rootsy Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson opts for “porch music with a little red dirt”. CV includes tours of Canada, the US, Europe and the UK and support spots for Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert and Albert Lee. The Greystones, Tuesday, 8pm (£12.50).

Sam Carter: Brilliant guitarist and songwriter described by Jon Boden as “the finest English finger picking guitarist of his generation”. Onwards and upwards since being named best newcomer at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2010. The Greystones, Wednesday, 7.30pm (£10).

Al Stewart: Fresh from receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, the enduring singer-songwriter and guitarist shares the stage with two other excellent guitarists, Dave Nachmanoff and Tim Renwick. The Back to the Bedsit Tour harks back 50 years to the start of his recording career. City Hall Ballroom, 8pm (£30.24).

The Rubber Wellies: Nether Edge Folk Club, Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesday, 8.30pm.

John Storey: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, 8.30pm

Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz: Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Friday, 21st April, 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


Yellow Arch presents Gypsies of Bohemia & The Hotclub of Clowntown: Sunday sees the long anticipated return of the Gypsies of Bohemia to the Yellow Arch stage. Get ready for a rip-roaring set of pop classics with a Gypsy Jazz twist in true Gypsies of Bohemia style. With support from local Gypsy Jazz legends The Hot Club of Clowntown, this Sheffield based quintet fronted by Bryan Day will take you back in time to the days when Jazz was at it’s hottest! Performing a more traditional set inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt. Doors 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 adv/£10 OTD. Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield. S3 8BX.

Hannes Riepler Quartet: Since moving to London from Austria in 2006, guitarist Hannes Riepler has made his mark on the city’s vibrant jazz scene. “The Brave” was his stunning debut, followed up by “Wild Life”, an album featuring NYC tenor man Chris Cheek (replaced on this tour by Tom Challenger, one of the finest of the new crop of British jazz musicians). Sheffield Jazz, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD. Friday 21 April 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).

Emily Claire West: jazz, swing and soul at the Live music cocktail chill out lounge at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday April 22nd.. 9:30pm.Free Admission

The Djangonauts: a terrific foursome from Yorkshire, playing hard, swinging gypsy Jazz inspired by Django Reinhardt. Consisting of the mighty talents of Chris Walker (guitar), Henrik Linneman (flute), Phil Johnson (rhythm guitar) and Kevin Walker (double bass), they play swinging covers and outstanding versions of jazz standards. This acoustic Jazz with a smile, absolutely bound to be a crowd pleaser– at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday 20th April.. 8pm. Free Admission

A unique line-up and sound: Owen Dawson (trombone), Rob Luft (guitar), Michael de Souza (bass), Jay Davis (drums) present a truly original group sound, mixing contemporary improvisation with mellow pop and rock hooks, guitars, ambient vocals and grooves. With a debut album out soon, we’re really excited to welcome a band truly working at the boundaries of musical genre in the most accessible way. Catch them first at The Lescar! 26th April 2017 Big Bad Wolf / £6.


Chris Hawkins: Silent Conversations (Premiere concert). Silent Conversations draws listeners into the mysterious world of sacred chants, through a series of wordless instrumental reimaginings. With combinations of piano, violin and cello, exquisite harmonies and delicate melodies conspire to create a sense of timelessness, away from the pressures of modernity. Friday 21st April - 7:30pm. Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield. S3 8BX.

Rep Orchestra : Music in Miniature. STRAVINSKY Two Dances from Petrushka arr. James. PETER WARLOCK The Curlew. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony no.5 arr. Morton (World premier). Tenor soloist Glyn Herron sings a selection of songs by little known occultist composer Peter Warlock, performing a trio of dances from Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet Petrushka and premiere a brand new chamber arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s timeless Symphony no.5. + pop-up performance from Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Saturday 22nd April - 7:30pm. Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield. S3 8BX.