Previews

Singer Caro Emerald
Singer Caro Emerald

The Tom McConville Band are performing at The Beehive Folk Club Harthill tomorrow, Friday (November 2) at 8pm.

Fronted by the incendiary fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year Tom McConville – who Seth Lakeman regards as his biggest influence – this band also features Shona Kipling, a BBC Folk Award nominee, and one of the finest accordion players in the country.

The band line-up includes guitarist and singer-songwriter David Newey, who is also a sought-after accompanist.

He has toured with bands Rubus, Nandobinyan, Arlen and with Christi Andropolis.  

David’s playing has a driving rhythm and unique style, incorporating both fingerstyle and flatpickin.

Phil Murray introduced the acoustic bass guitar to the live music scene more than 30 years ago and is acknowledged as its finest exponent. Phil currently records and tours with the indomitable Doonan Family Band.  

He was a founder member of the legendary Hedgehog Pie and folk rockers Jack the Lad.

On Sunday night (Nov 4), the stylishly retro singer Caro Emerald returns to Sheffield City Hall.

Ever since the release of the 2010 multi-platinum debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, Caro Emerald and producers Grandmono have blended retro jazz stylings with sampling and modern pop.

They worked together to create Caro’s signature sound, featuring her warm voice.

Second album The Shocking Miss Emerald entered the Official UK Album Chart at number one in May 2013, remaining in the chart for an entire year.

She can now boast more than 2.5 million record sales, a host of award and a string of sold-out tours and performances at festivals throughout Europe including Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight.

She sports the look of a Hollywood icon of old and has a stage persona to go with it.