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July 19 - July 26 2018


Zazu: A debut performance for 5 piece funk , soul and Motown outfit ZAZU consisting of Katie Stewart on vocals ,Col Hicks (guitar), Mark Fretwell (bass) Tom Bryson(drums) and Kieran Wall (keyboard). They will be playing covers from Bill withers, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Jocelyn Brown, Aretha Franklin, Chic, Sister Sledge and Amy Winehouse etc - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, July 19. 9pm. Free Admission.

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

FRIDAY 20 July

Tramlines: The tenth anniversary is marked by a relocation of the main stage from the Ponderosa to Hillsborough Park featuring headliners Stereophonics (Friday), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds(Saturday) and Craig David (Sunday). Plus a line-up over the weekend that includes Reverend and the Makers,The Sherlocks. Blossoms, Jake Bugg, De La Soul and many others. The park’s four stages will offer music, art, comedy and food and drink. Meanwhile the Fringe at Tramlines will see parts of the city centre turned into entertainment zones. Devonshire Green will have a world music stage, Barkers Pool will be turned into a food, drink, craft and entertainment area and the Peace Gardens will have a big screen showing musical films and footage from previous Tramlines line-ups. Bars and music venues across Sheffield are each curating their own line-ups of artists and musicians over the weekend.

Tramlines Fringe Weekend: at Maida Vale, West St. Life At The Arcade. Liverpool band with huge catchy choruses ready for festival main stages, paired with melodic pop grungey undertones and fast becoming one of the most talked about bands around...big things lie ahead for these guys. The Cheap Thrills. Much acclaimed Liverpool band blending echoes of classic Indie with a fresh modern sound. The Vogues. Signed to ComRock Records these lads play 1960’s Inspired anthems, with a contemporary twist and turn. The Outfits. Indie band from Sheffield bringing you their own special brand of dirty Rock N roll. The Torn. Proving once again Doncaster’s ability to produce exquisite Indie bands with the tunes to match. The Outcharms. Young up and coming Doncaster Indie band already causing quite a stir! Bang Bang Club. Poppy melodies blended with loud guitars and grungey bass lines set these guys apart.

Leopold Square as part of TRAMLINES: Montuno. 6pm – 8pm.

Steve Delaney: The Three Merry Lads. Lodgemoor 8.30 pm free Entry.

Johnny and the Moondogs: (Beatles tribute band). The Railway Inn, Wadsley Bridge.

Katie Stewart – Bluesy antidotes and soulful riffs at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 10.15pm. Free Admission.

Viva Salsa: 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.

Jackalope Tales: playing in the beer garden of The Florist on Walkley Lane on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd July along with The Stone Lillies, Pen and Stu and Matt Fawson - the music is from 4-8pm, exact set times still TBC but we should be playing around 4.30-5.

Highway Child 9pm: James Taplin & Mick Holmes 7pm. Blues & Ale Stage@ CADS. 7,Smithfield Shalesmoor S3 7AR. Free Entry.

SAT 21 July

Tramlines Fringe Weekend: at Maida Vale, West St. AutoPilot - UK. Huge rock guitars blended with big synth hooks. Instant sing along choruses bursting with energy and an all star line-up. The Lids. One of the biggest bands on the Leicester scene coming to Sheffield with their Anthemic Indie Rock. Sub Machine. Electro Rock 2 piece, original songs about life, love and conflict. Hush. Pop rock band from Sheffield, big tunes, catchy hooks, great melodies. The 48K’s. Indie 5 piece from Doncaster playing catchy memorable songs that will stay with you deep into the night. Sounds like a Storm. A one to watch upcoming band, the youngsters redefining the rules on age. Velcro Teddy Bears. Ever popular Sheffield band playing northern fried rock and roll with an alternative twist. The Blues Of Summer NEW ACT TBC. High energy indie/Rock covers band from sunny Sheffield. Anhedonia. From Blackburn, Lancashire. known for their raucous live performances, with growling yet melodic vocals. Light Tide. Three piece band combining acoustic 6, 12 string and drums with sublime song writin Inavibe. Sheffield favourites JC and Lee make up Inavibe with their catchy songs featuring the awesome vocals of Lee and Rhymes from J.C. Myles Henderson. Frontman of The Voques playing an exclusive acoustic set!! Chris Tavener. Rock ‘n’ roll satire songwriter. If Jimmy Carr played Guitar. Peep show set to music..Tom Jane. Bringing a new and addictive sound onto the scene. Preaching the blues. Harriet Rose Grant

Superb singer/songwriter bringing you new and fresh music with her own unique original songs.

Mod For It Saturday’s: Playing Soul, Mod, Motown, Northern Soul, Ska, New Wave, Brit classics and more 9-2am. The Green Room, Devonshire Street. Free entry.

Leopold Square as part of TRAMLINES: Los Lads. 1pm – 2:30pm. Dizzy Club 3pm - 4:30pm. Steve Edwards 5pm – 6pm. Leopold Square’s Funk and Soul Extravaganza 6:30pm – 8pm.

Steve Delaney: Jock Stock at the Horse and Jockey. Wadsley lane. 3.30-4.15pm.

Trevor Allen: The Railway Inn, Wadsley Bridge.

Brasilica: DJ Fabio (Calle Ocho, Leeds) 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.

Jackalope Tales: Dorothy Pax, Victoria Quays on Saturday 21st from 5-7pm and at the Folk Forest, Endcliffe Park (Bird Table stage) from 12-1pm.

The Gamsu Rhythm & Blues Revue 10pm: Do$ch 8:45pm. Green Bullet 7:30pm. The 88’s 6:15pm. Black Thunder Revue 5pm. The Tombstone Buzzards 3:30pm. M&J Blues 2:15pm. Blind Papa Stumblin’ 1pm. Blues & Ale Stage@ CADS. 7,Smithfield Shalesmoor S3 7AR. Free Entry.

SUN 22 July

Tramlines Fringe Weekend: at Maida Vale, West St. The Bowie Contingent. It’s now almost tradition to close the weekend with this superb band. A unique and original tribute to the music of David Bowie. Chris Helme. Solo artist, frontman with seminal 90s band ‘The Seahorses’ (John Squire, the Stone Roses). IDestroy. Delivering an infectious brand of party punk, laced with gritty riffs and irresistible vocal hooks. Mint. Indie Rock N Roll band gaining lots of attention, Music to make you kiss strangers. The Dukes Of Bordello. Rock n Roll trashcan troubadours from the seedy side of town...The Hardy Band. Folk, Americana & Country influenced pop from this Leicester based band. Alba Rosa. Local band displaying fine musicianship with sound ranging from rock to blues to country. General Panic. Dissatisfied with the state of the world. Rather than moan, they elected to make songs, and great songs they are too! Aztec Temples. Blasting out big tunes. Smashing venues. Catchy melodies. Jaw dropping performances. Turbulence. Midlands based Psychedelic Indie band managed by the one and only Simon Jones of The to watch!! The Young. If music could taste like sweet honey then Winnie the Pooh would be all over this. Wilde Sammon

Wry Northern commentary set to an 80s REM sound track. Friday will still finish the night with Mod For It at Maida Vale DJ’s and Saturday and Sunday with resident DJ’s.

Mod For It- Soul , Funk, Disco and more Special: The Green Room, Devonshire Street. 9-2. Free entry.

Leopold Square as part of TRAMLINES: Steel City Soul 1pm – 2:30pm. Acoustic Angels 3pm – 4:30pm. Ryan Taylor 5pm – 6:30pm. Velocity Brown and The Hot Rods 7pm – 8:30pm.

Close Up Magic with resident magician Mark Maycock: 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.

MON 23 July

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.

WED 25 July

The Telmos / Kieran Dobson: Loud’n’Live night featuring the rock ‘n’ roll band that tips its hat to the melodic pop gurus of the 60s and the Manchester-based solo performer, the Greystones, 8pm (£5/£6).

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.

Jackalope Tales: The Forest on Rutland Road for the Wednesday night fun and friendly open mic session. The session runs from 8-11pm and singers, players and listeners are all welcome (get there early to make sure of a slot if you want to perform).

THURS 26 July

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


Doug Macleod: Multi-award winning blues guitar wizard, songwriter, ainger, wit and storyteller who learned from blues masters how to captivate an audience.Winner of the Best Acoustic Album Award at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. The Greystones, tonight (Thursday), 8pm (£13).

Simon Kempson: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight, 8.30pm.

Crookes Folk Club: Friday night special featuring Break-a-Leg, Chris Baldwin, Jack’s Rake and the Kate Green Band to coincide with Tramlines, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Friday, 8pm.

Underneath the Stars: Music and Arts Festival, the annual family weekend, now in its fifth year, organised by the family production team of Barnsley-based folk singer and songwriter Kate Rusby. The latest line-up includes Steve Earle & The Dukes, George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Lau, Yves Lambert Trio, The California Feetwarmers, Melrose Quartet, Grace Petrie, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards and, of course, Kate Rusby. The stage is set for some of the best of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana alongside an array of arts, crafts and food stalls. A new location - Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne, near Barnsley. Friday-Sunday.

Folk Forest: An eighth year in Endcliffe Park - now independent of the Tramlines festival and organised by Sheffield-based Regather Co-Op. The main stage over the weekend includes Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet and Nubiyan Twist, Soweto Kinch, Sam Amidon, John Smith and Anchorsong with a string orchestra. Plus Sheffield favourites Jim Ghedi, The Buffalo Skinners, Neighbourhood Voices alternative women’s choir and the ever-popular Sheffield Beatles Project, and more. The other key ingredients are local food and drink, arts, crafts, workshops and family entertainment. Endcliffe Park, Saturday and Sunday, noon - 8pm.

Amelia White / Hannah Aldridge: Nashville Americana double-header, the Greystones, Tuesday, 8pm (£13).

Kerrie Wells: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, 8.30pm.

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards: Boston-based group who describe their musical approach as “based in the lyrical rituals of folk while exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics”. All four female members play string instruments – fiddle, banjo, cello and double bass - but no guitar. Strong harmonies, too. Touring in support of their latest album, California Calling. The Greystones, next Thursday, 8pm (£12).

Nigel Parsons and Shaun Hutch: Saturday, 21st July in the Samuel Fox room. The Venue Folk Club, Stocksbridge. Start 8.15. Doors open 7.45. Entrance £8.00 - payable on the door.

Yorkshire Chandelier is a womens’ clog dance team: specialising in North West Morris dances. Thurs 19 July, 8 pm The Travellers, Oxspring with guests Five Rivers and Maltby Phoenix. Wed 25 July, 8pm The Alma, Mosborough as guests of Lord Conyers Morris Men. Thurs 2 August, 8 pm The Grazing Hart, Greaves Sike Lane, Micklebring S66 7RR. Thurs 9 August, 8pm The Stag, Psalter Lane, Nether Edge.

Nether Edge Folk Club at Nether Edge Bowling Club, S7 1RU. Every Wednesday 8.30 pm. Singers nights, all welcome, occasional Guest nights. Next Guest 25th July. Evie Ladin & Keith Terry. Tickets £8 in advance,, £10 on door.


Stella Roberts Sextet: Pianist/composer Stella Roberts brings some of the most in demand musicians from the vibrant, creative Birmingham music scene. Her music is inspired by the landscapes and animals from her Peak District childhood, thoughtful, passionate and laden with nostalgia, brought to life by Chris Young (Hansu Tori, Hans Koller) on alto sax, Richard Foote (Young Pilgrims) on trombone, Sean Gibbs (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Calum Gourlay Big Band) on trumpet, Euan Palmer on drums, Stuart Barker (Clark Tracey, Laura Mvula, Chris Biscoe, Tony Kofi) on bass. The Lescar. 25th July 2018. £8.

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

Joel White and Martin Robinson: soul, blues and jazz with keyboards and sax– at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, July 19. 8pm. Free Admission.

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

Dee Dee: jazz, funk and soul with amazing vocals at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday, July 21, 11.15pm. Free Admission.

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

The Big Swing – An exciting night of upbeat jazz and swing with live music courtesy of Phil Johnson. The back bone of many fantastic Jazz and Swing acts takes centre stage. Armed not with drumsticks but his Organ and a microphone. Backed by Pierro Tucci, Chris Walker and John Watterson for a night of Jazz and Swing dancefloor fillers. These guys pack a heavy swingin’ sound. Night also includes dance lessons and DJs - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. FREE Swing Dance class for beginners from 8pm. Wednesday, July 25, 8pm. Free Admission.