Listings: Music

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April 19 - April 26 2018


Lewis Nitikman: Canadian song writer/pianist best known 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.

Live gig: Otis Mensah plus support. Bungalows & Bears. Free entry. 8pm - 11pm. Sheffield-based hip-hop artist plays his first headline show at Bungalows in April, having played Glastonbury Festival for BBC Introducing last year and big things ahead.

Bryde: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£6).

Lightyear / Smiling Ivy: Corporation, 6.30pm (£12 adv).

FRIDAY 20 April

Vindictive: The Railway, Wadsley Bridge.

Mahogany Newt: Harlequin, 110 Nursery Street, Sheffield. 9pm.

Ian Prowse & Amsterdam: Ian Prowse and the six-piece pop-rock band return to play songs from Pele’s Sport of Kings album on its 25th anniversary, plus solo favourites, the Greystones, 8pm (£15).

Wayward Sons: O2 Academy 2, 7pm.

Faerground Accidents / The Mother of Crows / Kyogen: Corporation, 7pm (£6 adv).

LIVE at Maida Vale: This Friday LIVE at Maida Vale, West St. We have the excellent: Atlantic Heights. Playing a mixture of classic Indie and Britpop not to be missed!! Maida Vale, West St. 8-10 FREE ENTRY Followed by Mod For It at Maida Vale DJ’s 10-Late. Playing Soul, Mod, Motown, Northern, Ska, New Wave, Brit classics and more 10 -Late.

SAT 21 April

Adrian Paris: The Railway Inn, Wadsley Bridge.

PLUK - acoustic everything: Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane. 8.30pm. Free.

Heather Small: The Voice of M People, Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, 7pm.

Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes: Dynamic blues harmonica king returns with his band to the Greystones, 8pm (£13).

Children of Zeus / LayFullStop / Universal Tree / Andy H: O2 Academy, 7pm.

Antarctic Monkeys: Plug, 7.30pm (£10).

Guns Or Roses / Sour Tusk: Corporation, 7pm (£8 adv).

RS LIVE: This Saturday RS Live kicks off at The Royal Standard - The RS Bar, St Marys Road, Sheffield with a superb line-up of bands: The Voques. Bang Bang Club. The Theories. The Fever Club. Somewhere In Switzerland Acoustic. The RS Bar (The Royal Standard) St Mary’s Road. 8-11:30. Free entry.

Mod For It Saturday’s: Playing Soul, Mod, Motown, Northern Soul, Ska, New Wave, Brit classics and more 8-1am. The Green Room, Devonshire Street. 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.

Ace In The Hand: play The Punch Bowl at Crookes. 9pm.

SUN 22 April

Learn how to dance Argentinean Tango with Lucas Gastiarena (Buenos Aires) and Melanie Jarman: at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Every Sunday afternoon. 2:30pm to 3:45pm for beginners/intermediates. 3:45pm to 5:00pm for improvers/advanced and 5:00pm we have social dance. £5 per class or £8 for two. Free Admission.

AFRO- MAGIC with resident magician Tom Hudson: at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Every Sunday afternoon. 4pm. Free Admission.

BARRIO LATINO – A mix of pre Latin & African rhythms with resident DJs Antonio Sabroso and Roly – at Cubana (downstairs) . Every Sunday. 9pm. Free admission.

Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection: The inimitable Wild Willy Barrett directs “an original melange of French, Irish and English acoustic arrangements, using everything from a guitar and cello, to Irish pipes and banjo”, the Greystones, 8pm (£12).

Cove / Parting Gift: Corporation, 6.30pm (£5 adv).

MON 23 April

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.

PLUK - acoustic everything: Rising Sun, Fulwood Rd, Nether Green. 8.45pm. Free.

TUES 24 April

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls / Arkells / The Homeless Gospel Choir: O2 Academy, 7pm.

WED 25 April

Andrew Clegg: 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.

Shonen Knife: Plug 2, 7.30pm (£15.12).

THURS 26 April

Ian Siegal Band / Dawn Brothers: Multi award winning British blues singer and guitarist Ian Siegal tours a new album, All The Rage, The Greystones, 8pm (£15).


The Venue Folk Club: The Venue, Stocksbridge. Saturday, 21st April, the Irish group, ‘Ranagri.’ Start 8.15. Doors Open at 7.45. Entrance £10.00. Pay on the door.

Cartwheel Folk Club: The Old Horns High Bradfield,Fri. 20th April at 8:30pm all singers and performers welcome, this months guest Alec Thomson.

Monthly Folk Session, with The Fates and Friends, the Wharncliffe Arms, Wharncliffe Side, Thursday 26th April 8.30. Singers and Musicians Welcome.

The Lowest Pair: Americana banjo and guitar duo of Palmer T Lee and Kendl Winter, The Greystones, tonight (Thursday), 8pm (£12).

The Pearson Memmott Conspiracy Unplugged: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.30pm.

Toko Telo: Dazzling trio from the musically rich island of Madagascar, University of Sheffield Firth Hall, Western Bank, tonight (Thursday), 7.30pm (£14.50/£11/£6 adv; £16/£13/£7 otd).

Afro Cluster: Afro funk and hip-hop, Yellow Arch Studios, Burton Road, Saturday, 9pm (£4 / £6 /£8).

Eric Bibb & Michael J Brown: Welcome return of inspirational American bluesman Eric Bibb alongside Canadian guitarist Michael J Brown on the Migration Blues tour. Blues mixed with gospel, soul and folk from the man who appropriately recorded an album called The Happiest Man In The World. City Hall Ballroom, Sunday, 8pm (£29.12).

Lilly Hiatt: Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt – the daughter of John Hiatt – is joined by guitarist John Condit and bass player Robert Hudson on a European tour to coincide with a new album, Trinity Lane. Compellingly heartfelt songs from a writer and musician who has had more than her fair share of anguish. The Greystones, Tuesday, 8pm (£12.50).

Down Trodden String Band: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday (April 26), 8.30pm.


Bazooka Joe: the amazing new outfit formed by Shaun Ward, formerly of Simply Red. His hot new soul, funk jazz act include Aaron Stuart (Sounds of Blackness), Steve Beighton (Paul Carrack band) and Darren Ford (Boy on a Dolphin). Featuring very special guest Charlotte Branson– at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square, Sheffield S1. Thursday, April 19, 9pm. Free admission.

CubaVida duo: Manchester based outfit 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 sumbia out of Colombia – at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, April 19. 8pm. Free Admission

Joel White: soul, blues and jazz with piano and vocals - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square, Sheffield S1. Friday, April 20, 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 20, 9pm. Free Admission.

Dee Dee: Jazz, funk & soul with amazing vocals at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday, April 20, 8.15pm. Free Admission.

Samantha Jade – Live sax and vocals at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday, April 120 10.15pm. Free Admission.

Brasilica: DJ Ckastley (El Rey del Zongue) 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 21, 9pm. Free Admission.

Emily West: Soul, swing and jazz with amazing vocals at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday April 21, 9.15pm. Free Admission.

CubaVida duo: Latin, jazz, cumbia, salsa and son at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday, April 121 11.15pm. Free Admission.

Paul Newman: Live bossa nova, and Latin jazz –chilled easy listening - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Tuesday, April 24, 7.30pm. Free Admission.

The Big Swing – An exciting night of upbeat jazz and swing with live music courtesy of the Red Canary Dance Band. They’re a 1930s styled trio with 3 voices, piano, drums and washboard; playing songs from the 1920s to the late 1940s - prefect for your lindy hop, shag, balboa, Ccharleston or any other swing dance events! Night also includes dance lessons and DJs - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. FREE Swing Dance class for beginners from 8pm. Wednesday, April 25, 8pm. Free Admission.

The Paradise Trio: The return of three incredible musicians, all based in Manchester, playing absolutely beautiful music. Richard Iles on flugelhorn, is a fluid improviser who’s list of playing credits includes Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza, Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, John Taylor, and many others. Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen, George Russell) on guitar, is simply one of the UK’s most renowned guitarists; you may have seen him at The Lescar in his duo with Stuart McCallum. Les Chisnall is a wonderful pianist much deserving of wider recognition, as well as being a highly respected educator. Their music is conversational, reflective, engaging and intimate. The Lescar. 25th April 2018. £7.

Flok + FriNJE: Thursday 26th April. Bungalows & Bears. Free entry. 8pm - 1am. Our monthly jazz night welcomes two local acts in April. Flok fuse jazz, funk and electronic to create an eclectic sound. FriNJE play a nod to jazz legends like Art Blakey and Miles Davis. DJ’s until late.

Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet: A great quartet fronted by two of the most original improvisers on either side of the Atlantic. Britain’s Martin Speake revives a partnership with Ethan Iverson (one of New York’s finest and most innovative pianists, best known for his work as a member of Bad Plus) that goes back over a decade. Expect dazzling originality backed by the excellent Fred Thomas on bass and James Maddren on drums. Martin Speake: sax; Ethan Iverson piano; Fred Thomas: bass; James Maddren: drums. Sheffield Jazz, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD. Friday 20 April at 8.00 pm (£15/£12, NUS £8, 15-17 year olds £3, under 15s free. Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door).


A FEAST OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Multi award winning Stannington Brass Band with Musical Director, Derek Renshaw, are hosting a Spring Concert at the Lomas Hall, Stannington which promises to be a feast of musical entertainment. The concert on Saturday 28 April starts at 7.30 pm with doors open from 7.00 pm. Special guests are the highly acclaimed Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir which was formed in 1934 and became known as England’s largest village choir. Stannington Training Band complete the line up with their conductor Tim Parris.

Tickets are £7.00, concessions £6.00 and children under 16, £3.00 and are available

from Stannington Hardware or telephone 0114 233 2821.

Classical guitarist Nick Fletcher: will be giving a solo recital on Saturday April the 21st at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses, Sheffield. Concert starts at 7.30pm tickets on the door £10.00 and £5.00 for concessions. Nick has given many recitals throughput the UK including the Royal Festival Hall and has appeared live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Sean Rafferty. His music has also been played regularly on Classic FM! The evenings recital will include compositions which explore music from all over the world including music from Turkey, South America, Spain, North America, Eastern Europe and Japan!! Plus some with a Baroque flavour! Hope you can come along and enjoy a Spring evening of some lovely guitar music.