Listings: Rock & Pop, Jazz, Folk/Roots, Open Mic/Jams, Opera, Concert & Recitals

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June 6 - June 13 2013



Heart In Hand/ Palm Reader: Corporation, Milton Street, doors 7pm (£8 adv).

Dead Belgian: celebration of the music of Jacque Brel, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, 8pm (£8).


James Skelly & Intenders/ The Sundowners/ The Circles: 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, doors 6.30pm (£10.50 adv).

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Canadian dancing fiddle player and his band serve up old-time roots music, Library Theatre, Tudor Square.

Hey Sholay: Fierce Panda-signed Leeds/Sheffield five-piece playing their distinctive breed of psychedelic independent pop in support of the EP release of new EP Cloud, Castle,plus support from Let’s Buy Happiness and High Hazels with a guest DJ set from The Crookes, Queens Social Club, Queens Road,

Larry Miller Band: white hot blues rock from guitarist and real showman,whose live show earned himno less than seven encores at a recent festiva, The Greystones, 8pm (£12).

Genticorum: young virtuoso Québec trio of: Pascal Gemme; Yann Falquet; and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, tour to promote new album, Enregistre Live, The Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street.,

Mahogany Newt: New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, 9pm.

Jungle Lions: Wadsley Bridge WMC, Halifax Road.


Elvis Costello: with The Imposters – keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher – and the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, City Hall, 8pm (£37.50).

Tracer/ Cage The Gods: Nineties grunge/ stoner rock mixed with the everlasting bravado of Seventies classic rock from Michael (vocals and guitar) and Leigh Brown (vocals and bass) with drummer Andre Wise, Plug, Matilda Street, doors 7pm ( £12).

I Set The Sea on Fire/ Nathanna/ Ish-Brother/ Timber Culture, Down To Earth: 02 Academy, doors 6.30pm

(£6 adv).

Matt Andersen: renowned Canadian blues-singer-songwriter-guitarist, The Greystones, Greystones Road.

King Bee// Amelia Carter Band/ Fade 2 Black/ Stumble/ The Orphans: Weston Park Hospital charity day with with music from the @the601club in between,, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, 3pm.

King Bee, Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street, 8pm (£4).

16 Hooves: South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill.

Searching for Sylvia: The Harlequin, Nursery Street.

Big City: Wadsley Bridge WMC, Halifax Road.

Paul Barry Makes: Prince of Wales, Derbyshire Lane, Norton Lees, 9pm.

Adrian Paris: The Shiny Sheff, Crimicar Lane, Lodge Moor, 9pm.

Rodger: classic rock favourites, Dusty Miller, Barlborough.


American Heartbeat: Wadsley Bridge WMC, Halifax Road.

Mahogany Newt: Sherwood Range, Churchgate Retford, 9pm.


Steve Papa Edwards & The Big Strong Love: the Sheffield soulman, The Greystones, 8pm (£7.50 adv / £9.50 otd).

The Illegal Eagles: Buxton Opera House,, 7.30pm (£21.50, £23.50).


Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells For Two: played by multi-instrumentalists Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, Buxton Opera House, 7.30pm (£19. £21).


Black Tongue/ Wombwrecker: South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill.

Arose Between: guitars, sublime violin and the exquisite voice of Ginny Vernon and her harmonising band, Harland Cafe, John Street, 7pm food, 8pm music. (£5 admission)

Stan Skinny’s the Lost Zoo, The Washington, 8pm.


Valentine/ Burn the Witch: 02 Academy, Arundel Gate, doors 7pm (£5 adv).

Acoustic Angels: featuring Boy on a Dolphin’s John Reilly (vocals/guitar) and Darren Ford (drums), saxman Steve Beighton from the Paul Carrack Band, guitarist Cary Baylis, Julian Jones on fiddle and guitar and Sean Perry on bass, The Greystones, Greystones Road,

8pm (£8 adv).

Mark Jackson Criminal Waste Of Tallent / Santiago Kings/ Whispers In The Attic Sea: South Spooner Road, Broomhill.


Live Jazz: Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Thursdays, 8.30pm.

Sally Doherty: La Mama Latin Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Abbeydale Road, Saturday, 7pm (reserve a table, 3279597),

Cathy Hamlyn and Friends, the vocalist backed by Andrew Watson on keys, Kevin Shaw on double bass, Greg Ryan on drums, Rob Stutchbury and Andrew Herbert on sax, and Ray Johnson on trumpet, plus guest singer, Trish Heenan, St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Saturday, 8pm - 10.30pm ( £10/£8).

Gary Taylor Jazz Quintet: Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, Sunday, 1pm (£5).

Jenny Smith: vocalist from Hull with her quartet, Leopold Square, Sunday, 2,30pm to 4pm.

Sheffield Jazz Society: recital,New York Jazz Venues, Meersbrook Park United Reform Church, Chesterfield Road/ Beeton Road,corner, Monday, 1.45pm (visitors welcome, 2303742).

Jazz Preservation Society: residency for the trad and mainstream ensemble, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Mondays, 8.45pm (£3 entry).

Jazz at The Lescar: C Bop, the return of great Sheffield guitarist Chris Walker and his energetic and virtuoso band fusing jazz, rock and latin flavours, Piero Tucci (keys/sax), Alex Henderson (bass), Phil Johnson (drums), Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Hunter’s Bar, Wednesday, 9pm (£5).

Dave Brennan’s Famous Jubilee Jazz Band: Three Horse Shoes, Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham,, Wednesday, 8pm-10.30pm..

The Big Swing: Revolucion de Cuba, Mappin Street, Wednesdays from 7pm with informal swing dance class with pro DJ and dance instructor Mike Tate, 9pm with live music, 8.30pm-1am.

Flamenco Passion: acoustic guitar session, Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Wednesday, 8.30pm.


David Kidman & Jim Saville: singers welcome, Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.15pm (free).

Acoustic music & singing: Folk songs, own songs, pop songs old and new at the Cobden View, Cobden View Road, Crookes, Thursdays, 9pm.

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys: Old-time, high energy roots music from the Canadian band, who are on this year’s Glastonbury bill, Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Friday, 7.30pm (£13/£11).

No Smoke Folk: Commercial Hotel, Station Road, Chapeltown, Fridays, 8.30pm.

Vin Garbutt: Singer, writer, guitarist, penny whistle player, funnyman. One of the folk circuit’s most enduring and entertaining characters, Beehive Folk Club, Beehive pub, Harthill, Friday, 8.30pm.

Sheffield City Morris Men: Cotswold style dance team, welcomes dancers old and new in the Burton Room at the Burton Street Centre, Hillsborough, Mondays, 7.45pm, and from 9.45pm in the Gardener’s Rest ( or contact Dominic Rice, 2665373).

Booit Straps Folk Club: singers/ musicians, Commercial Hotel, Station Road, Chapeltown, Mondays, 8pm.

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

Irish music session: Bath Hotel, Victoria Street, off West Street, Mondays, 8pm.

Folk Night: Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street, Shalesmoor, Wednesdays.

Virtually Acoustic: Up and coming talent from across Yorkshire, The Hop, West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, Wednesdays, 8pm.

Rivelin Folk Club: Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesdays, 8.30pm (, tel 2665638).

Chris Baldwin: Singers welcome, Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, 8.15pm (free).

Raise The Roof: Folk singaround at the Red Deer, Pitt Street, off West Street, next Thursday, 8.30pm.


Acoustic Music and Singing: any style, all welcome to bring and play instruments, sing or simply listen (and drink), Cobden View, Cobden View Road, Crookes, every Thursday, 9pm (

Acoustic Music and Open Mic Night: hosted by Chris Firminger with any participants welcome to bring along two or three songs of their choice, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Thursdays, 8.30pm.

Local Band Jam: Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, off London Road, Thursdays, 8pm.

Can You Jam?: Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Saturday.

Open Mic Night/ Music Quiz, South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sunday.

Irish Night: Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, Mondays, 7.30pm.

Open Mic: The Harlequin, Nursery Street, Tuesday.

Just Jamming:The Black Bull, Ecclesfield, Thursdays.

Open Mic Night: Delaney’s, Cemetery Road, Tuesdays, 8.30pm-11.30pm.

Live@NBT: Open Mic Night, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, every Wednesday, 8pm

Open Mic: weekly sessions Fleur De Lys, Totley, Wednesdays (all welcome, call Alex on 07572464451).

Blues Jam Night: all welcome backline provided, Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, off London Road, Wednesdays, 8pm.

Jam Session: Woodseats Club, The Dale, every Sunday 5.30 - 8pm (non members welcome).


Mosaic Guitar Duo: Rachel Parnell and Emma Smith strum music by Dowland, Granados, de Falla and Boccherini at this month’s lunchtime recital given by prize-winning students at the Royal Northern College of Music. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 1pm (£6).

Palm Court Concert: songs, music and humour yesteryear in the company of the talented McWilliams family, including singer/ entertainer Jimmy McWilliams from ‘The Good Old Days’, and guests. St Oswald’s Church, Abbeydale Road, S7 2DL, Friday, 7.30pm (£5, includes tea and cake).

STannington Brass Band: rare foray into the city centre to play film and stage music, including tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber, from Pirates of the Caribbean and a dash of Glenn Miller nostalgia, as the band return to the venue where it was involved in a Tudor Players production of Brassed Off last year. Library Theatre, Tudor Square, 7.30pm (£8/ £7 concessions).

Music on the Bandstand: Oughtibridge Brass Band, Weston Park, Sunday, 2pm-4pm.


June 7-23. All events Broomhill area and immediate vicinity.

Oughtibridge Brass Band: long-established band (in its present incarnation since 1890) play a selection of traditional and modern pieces. St Mark’s Church, Friday, 7.30pm (£7/ £5 concession/ £3 under 16s).

Charley’s Aunt: last night of Sheffield University Dramatic Society’s production of Brandon Thomas’ popular force is roped into the festival. University Drama Studio, Glossop Road, Saturday, 7.30pm (£9/£7).

Live Band Night: with Early Cartographers, Between Shores and The Natterjacks doing their own thing. Bar One (Raynor Lounge), University of Sheffield Students Union, Glossop Road, Saturday, 7.30pm (£3.50 on door, open to all 18, including non-students).

Jazz Concert: Cathy Hamlyn (vocals), Andrew Watson (keyboard), Kevin Shaw (bass), Greg Ryan (drums), Bob Stutchbury, Andrew Herbert (saxes), Ray Johnson (trumpet), plus guest vocalist Trish Heenan, perform a variety of well-known vocal numbers from the 1930s to the present day. St Mark’s Church, Saturday, 8pm (£10/ £8 concessions).

Five-a-Side Football Competition: popular annual event for teams of boys and girls, age groups Y1 to Y10, is back after being missed last year. Goodwin Sports Centre, Northumberland Road, Sunday,


Miriam McCombe: fairly active young soprano in the area performs items by Purcell, Walton, Mozart and Strauss. St Mark’s Church, Monday, 1pm £5/ £3 concessions/ £1 under 16s).

Schools’ Concert: only one this year but the usual suspects from schools in the area are there to do the entertaining, including Ashdell Preparatory, Broomhill and Nether Green Infant, Nether Green Junior, Sheffield Junior High and Westbourne. St Mark’s Church, Monday, 7pm (£4/ £1 under 16s).Pub Quiz: annual testing time for the brain’s ‘little grey cells’. Nottingham House pub Monday, 8pm (£2 per team).

Flower Arranging: floral arts demonstrator and teacher Rachel Poole creates floral arrangements and bouquets, which are raffled off to audience members. Lifestyle House, 2 Melbourne Avenue, Tuesday, 2pm (suggested minimum donation £3, includes afternoon tea).

Live Music Café: coffee, cake and local bands at the Costa, Fulwood Road, Tuesday, 8pm (£3, refreshments not included)

Women’s Singing Workshop: ladies only as it run by the award winning a cappella women’s chorus Sheffield Harmony. Junior Hall of Sheffield High School, 5 Melbourne Avenue, Wednesday, 7pm (£5).

Local Surnames in Family History: David Hey, emeritus professor of local and family history (and author of numerous books on the subjects) at Sheffield University, investigates the history of Sheffield surnames. The Beacon Methodist Church, Wednesday, 7.30pm (£5).

Four Hands-One Piano: piano duo Chris Andrew and Amanda Downing entertain at a coffee morning. The Beacon Methodist Church, Thursday, June 13, 10.30am (suggested minimum donation £3, includes refreshments).

Robin Ireland: former Lindsay Quartet viola player performs a transcription of Bach’s Cello Suite No 6 and is joined by Birmingham Conservatoire graduate Christina Bean for one of his own compositions,

Pairings 2 for two violas. St Mark’s Church, Thursday, June 13, 1pm (£5/ £4 concessions/ (£1 under 16s),

Refreshing Writing: evening of poetry and prose with well-known city groups, Broomspring Writers and Tuesday Poets, followed by open-mic session. Refresh Café, Thursday, June 13, 7.30pm (£3).

Local Politics and Global Issues: PhD student Brian Webster on the virtual blanket role the IMF and other international financial organisations play in the world’s affairs and argues that it need not affect meaningful change in local communities. St Mark’s Church (Upper Room), Thursday, June 13, 7.30pm (donations).