Listings: Music

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January 18 - January 25 2018


Samantha Jade: Smooth soulful vocals and live saxophone – at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 7pm. Free admission.

Hope and Social: Six piece Leeds-based band that likes to “involve people in most everything we do … and they never cease to amaze us”. The promise is to “create events to remember”. What are they like? “A Yorkshire E-Street Band at Arcade Fire’s party rowing over who gets to sleep with David Bowie …” The Greystones, 7.30pm (£13).


Mahogany Newt: The Railway, 19 Penistone Rd Nth, Sheffield, S6 1LP. 9:30pm.

The Time Sellers / Kicklips / Humble Williams: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£6).

SAT 20 Jan

PUNK ALL DAYER: featuring headline all girl punk covers band THE SEX PISSED DOLLS (9pm)

+ THE SEDITIONARIES + SONS OF EL ROACHO + THE THURMANATORS. Doors 4.30pm/£15 in advance/£20 on the door. Drinks offers in the first hour of opening., Skiddle and FB for full listings and tickets. The Trades, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham (opposite Rotherham Rail Station/only a 10 min journey from Sheffield). Tel 01709 370651.

Emily West: soul, swing and jazz with beautiful vocals at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. 8pm. 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. 9pm. Free Admission.

Mahogany Newt: Victoria Club, 586 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. S41 8LX. 8:30pm.

The Cribs: Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank (£20).

The Deslondes/The Buffalo Skinners: Named after the street in New Orleans where they formed, The Deslondes are a five-piece band who have toured the world and won acclaim for their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B. Latest album Hurry Home “represents a sonic shift from the country-folk of their debut to a psychedelic, electrified soul sound, with a stronger emphasis on organ and electric guitar”The Greystones, 7.30pm (£16).

Casey Lowry: Leadmill, 7.30pm (£7).

SUN 21 Jan

Treebeard: Porter Cottage, Sharrowvale Road, 4pm-6pm.

Otway & The Big Band / Sign Of A Teaspoon: John Otway, one of the UK’s truly eccentric cult artists, returns to Sheffield 11 with the Big Band featuring members of John Peel favourites The Sweeney and Eddie and The Hot Rods. Support from the Sheffield based, ukulele trio. The Greystones, 8pm (£14).

MON 22 Jan

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 24 Jan

Maida Mess (Weekly Student Sports Societies Event). Maida Vale. 10pm. Free entry.

THURS 25 Jan

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


The Old Horns Folk Club: High Bradfield Fri.19th Jan. at 8:30pm, this month Singers Night all singers and performers welcome.

Folk music session: hosted by The Fates and Dave Young. Thursday January 25th, Blue Ball Inn, Main Road, Wharncliffe Side, Sheffield, S35 ODQ. 8.30pm start.

Lucy Farrell Live: the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner as one fourth of The Furrow Collective is at last embarking on the solo career with exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs., Regather Works, Club Garden Road, Sharrow, Sunday, January 21, 7.30pm (£11).

Shaun McLoughlin: From the Sharp Cuts, the renowned singer songwriter and guitarist brings you upbeat funk, blues and soul classics – at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, Jan 18th. 9.30pm. Free Admission.

The Jon Strong Band: Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD. Friday 19th January, 8:00 pm. Tickets £11 on the door or £9 in advance from…

Venue Folk Club: The Venue Stocksbridge. Saturday, 20th January - Bernard Wrigley. Start 8.15pm Doors open at 7.45pm As usual, in the Samuel Fox Room. Entrance £10.00.

Dogwood Rose: A hectic 6 day schedule for this popular local folk/Americana band prior to an enforced lay-off. Starting on Thursday (tonight 18th) at Crookes Folk Club (Princess Royal, Slinn St. 8.30pm). On Saturday at Gardeners Rest (9.00pm) and on Sunday at Stags Head (Psalter Lane at 7.45pm). On Tuesday (23rd) it’s the Folk Train to Edale (leaves Sheffield at 7.14pm) and on Wednesday (24th) at The Old Hall (Hope beginning at 8.00pm).

Rhiannon Scutt: The former singer with duo Rita Payne launches her debut solo release, #9, with a backing band of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians, Yellow Arch Studios, Friday, 7.30pm (£11).

Peter Von Toy featuring Banjo Jen: Honey Bee Blues Club, Coach and Horses, Sheffield Road, Dronfield, Sunday, 4pm.

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

The songs of Cosmotheka & Merrymaker: Dave Sealey, Dan Sealey and Adam Barry stir the memories of their earlier glories when they combined the worlds of folk and music hall. The Greystones next Thursday (January 25), 8pm (£13).

Steve Chapman Smith: Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday (January 25), 8.30pm.


CubaVida duo: Manchester based CubaVida duo 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 Cumbia out of Colombia – at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday, Jan 18th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Viva Salsa: with DJ Ckastley (El Rey del Zongue) at Sheffield’s original Latino Club night. Latin music, Salsa, Samba, Mambo and Bachata - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday Jan 19th. 9pm. Free Admission.

Martin Robinson: live sax at the cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday, Jan 19th. 9pm. Free Admission.

Samantha Jade: live sax and vocals at the cocktail chill out lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Friday, Jan 19th. 10.15pm. Free Admission.

Piero Tucci: Live sax at the Cocktail Chill Out Lounge - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Saturday, Jan 20th. 10pm. Free Admission.

Paul Newman: Live Bossa Nova, and Latin Jazz – chilled easy listening with Paul Newman - at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Tuesday Jan. 23rd. 7.30pm. Free Admission.

The Big Swing – An exciting night of upbeat jazz and swing with live band, the Djangonauts, dance lessons and DJs - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. FREE Swing Dance class for beginners from 8pm. Wednesday Jan. 24th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Dave Angel: a 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, Jan. 24th. 8pm. Free Admission.

Beats and Pieces 10th Anniversary Tour: VENUE: Yellow Arch Studios. 10 years on from their first appearance at The Lescar, we feature a band who changed the landscape and perceptions of big band jazz in the UK, with a radically different approach ignoring standard repertoire and bringing influences that included Michael Jackson, Björk, Radiohead. They join us following a European tour and a prestigious appearance at the London Jazz Festival. They’ve performed all over Europe, and scooped multiple awards along the way. Their most recent album ALL IN was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios and reflected once more their diverse and energetic approach; incorporating minimalism, pop, and dance music into their dynamic sound. Musical director Ben Cottrell has worked as an arranger with Laura Mvula, Esperanza Spalding, Everything Everything and Goldie. The rest of the band includes saxophones: Anthony Brown, Oliver Dover, Tom Ward, trombones: Richard Foote, Simon Lodge, Rich McVeigh, trumpets: Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters, guitar: Anton Hunter, keys: Richard Jones, bass: Stewart Wilson, drums: Finlay Panter. 24th January 2018 / £10.

Kofi-Barnes Aggregation: “This band is about enjoyment for performers and audience alike - the perfect antidote to the po-faced gloom school of jazz!” says Alan Barnes. A very welcome return to the Studio for this band after their highly successful concert in Spring 2016. Tony Kofi: saxophones; Alan Barnes: saxophones; John Turville: piano; Adam King: bass; Rod Youngs: drums. Sheffield Jazz, the Crucible Studio, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1DA. Friday 19 January at 7.15 pm (£17/£13.50, NUS £8, under 16s £3. Advance Tickets available from the Crucible Box Office 0114 249 6000 or