LISTINGS: Rock And Pop, Jazz, Folk/roots, Open Mic, Opera, Concerts/recitals: Mar 31 - Apr 7



Glamour Of The Kill / Shadows Chasing Ghosts, Corporation, Milton Street.

Band Comp 2011 Final, Fusion, Devonshire Street.

The Magi / The Butterfly Wheels, The Washington, Fitzwilliam Street.

The Big Blues Armada, Relish Bar, Doncaster.

The Searchers In Concert, sixties soul classic group come to Doncaster Civic Theatre.


Frank White & The Hillbilly Cats, The Office, Upperthorpe, Friday, 9.30pm.

Vamo, The Broadfield, Abbeydale Road.

Black King, Snafu, Rotherham.

Mahogany Newt, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road.

M&J Blues, father & son duo play blues, rockabilly, rock’n’roll & country,The Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane (9pm).

Rage Against The Bean, West Street Live, West Street.


The Jim Jones Revue, The Jim Jones Revue is touring in support of its latest release, Dishonest John, the third single from their critically acclaimed studio album Burning Your House Down (produced by Grinderman’s Jim Sclavunos). The group is playing twelve shows to celebrating the success of Burning Your House Down, which has been dubbed one of the best albums of 2010 by MOJO Magazine, Plug, Matilda Street.

Soundclash featuring Arkham Karvers / The Wynells / Scoundrel / Russian Dolls / Olio Strutt, O2 Academy 2, Arundel Gate.

Sarah Jane Morris, The Greystones, Greystones Road, 8pm (£12).

Pheonix Rising, Snafu, Rotherham.

Resistanz Festival, with Suicide Commando / Caustic / C/A/T / Covenant / XP8 / Uberbyte / And One / The Gothsicles / Eisenfunk / SAM / Deviant UK / Modulate / X-RX / Faderhead

two days, 14 bands, market stalls, aftershow parties (until 4am) and DJ’s, Corporation, Milton Street, (£50 adv).

This Party Kills, DQ Upstairs, Bowden Street.

Pete David and The Payroll Union, White Lion, London Raod, Heeley.

Jim O’Mahoney & Rohan Watson-Taylor, play Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and songs on guitar, banjo, fiddle and harmonica. Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane. 9pm.

Mahogany Newt, Elmton Road Social Club, Elmton Road, Creswell.

Chantel McGregor, exciting rock blues guitar talent, The Birdwell, Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley, 7.30pm (£9 adv, £11 on the door, l 01226 742377).

Bangkok Messiahs of Groove, West Street Live, West Street.

Frank White Band, The Shiny Sheff, Redmires Road, Lodge Moor.

Rollin’ Stoned, Lomas Hall, Stannington.


Dogan Mehmet and The Deer Hunters, playing gypsy/folk/punk with strong acoustic grooves, The Greystones, Greystones Road.

Resistanz Festival ctd, with Suicide Commando / Caustic / C/A/T / Covenant / XP8 / Uberbyte / And One / The Gothsicles / Eisenfunk / SAM / Deviant UK / Modulate / X-RX / Faderhead

two days, 14 bands, market stalls, aftershow parties (until 4am) and DJ’s, Corporation, Milton Street, (£50 adv).

The Bootleg 60s, Buxton Opera House, 7.30pm (£15.50-£17.50).

Mahogany Newt, Sherwood Ranger, Churchgate Retford.

Northern Oak / Setsudan / Twilight’s Embrace / Impale The Sky, West Street Live, West Street.

The River Rats, Bath Hotel, Victoria Street, 9pm.

Carolan Sessions, White Lion, London Raod, Heeley.

Hummingbirds Blues Band, Rising Sun, Nether Green, 9pm.

Love Gun / In Helenski / Failed Theory, West Street Live, West Street.


Son Para Todos, playing lively Latin rhythms, Cubana, Trippet Lane.

Junction31 / The Dismissive Attack / Black Shoes / Pete Jackson, West Street Live, West Street.


Andrew Clegg. playing Flamenco guitar, Son Para Todos, Cubana, Trippet Lane.

Ian McMillan Orchestra an evening of poems, music, comedy and improvisation, The Greystones, Greystones Road.

The Virginmarys / Lavellion, The Virginmarys are Macclesfield. are Macclesfield’s answer to alternative rock, Corporation, Milton Street, 7pm (£6).

Ollie King/ Upside/ William Barstow, Bar 23, West One

Fireboats/ Low Duo/ Best Friends, The Washington, 8pm.

Sheffield College Showcase, West Street, West Street Live.


Wiley / Scorcher / Mz Bratt, urban music star Wiley comes to Sheffield following the success of releases such as Phaze One, Nicole Groove and Present Day, Plug, Matilda Street.

Laura Goucher/ Infinity Regulator/ Kids With Radios, Alibi Live, Trippet Lane.

Julian Jones, White Lion, London Raod, Heeley.

Take Kontrol, West Street Live, West Street.


Nicola Farnon, swing jazz and funk from the bass-playing vocalist with Piero Tucci on keyboards and tenor sax and Phil Johnson on drums, Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Thursday, March 31, 8.30pm.

Ray Gelato and The Giants, the UK’s Godfather of Swing, University House, University of Sheffield, Friday, 8pm (£20, 2228968).

Storms / Nocturnes, trio features New York vibes star Joe Locke and recent Grammy nominee Geoffrey Keezer, piano phenomenon now living in California, along with the UK’s Tim Garland on saxes and bass clarinet creating a three way dialogue of captivating, immersive music, Sheffield Jazz, Crucible Studio, Saturday, 7.45pm (£15/ £12, under 16s £5).

Magic Hat Ensemble, bebop and free jazz from this tight and energetic five-piece, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, Sunday, 1pm (£6).

The Five Pieces of Silver, quintet dedicated to the performance of the music of Horace Silver comprises John Mckillup on tenor sax, James Lancaster trumpet, Paul Smith drums, Zezo Olimpio piano and Paul Baxter double bass, Picture House Jazz Club, Bar Abbey, downstairs at the Abbeydale Picture House, Abbeydale Road, Monday, 8.30pm, doors and bar open, 7.30pm ( £3).

Jazz Preservation Society, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Mondays, 8.45pm (£3 entry).

Magic Hat Ensemble, tunes from the standard jazz repertoire used as a vehicle for high energy, elaborate arrangements often delivered with a tongue in cheek approach by line-up of Steve Chadwick trumpet, Tony Ormesher guitar, Andrzej Baranek piano, Nick Black double bass and Rob Turner drums, Lescar Hotel, Sharrow Vale Road, Wednesday, 9pm (£3/ £2.50).

Parumba, live Latin Jazz, La Mama Latin Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Abbeydale Road, Wednesday, 8pm

Live Jazz, Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Thursday, April 7, 8.30pm.


Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival, Top names over the weekend starting with Show of Hands at The Civic, tomorrow (Friday), 8pm. Other top names over the weekend include Karine Polwart, Vin Garbutt, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Cara Dillon. Friday night at The Civic, Saturday & Sunday at Kingstone School.

Toein’ in the Dark, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Friday, doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start.

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

Edwina Hayes, Dublin-born singer/songwriter who now spends half the year living on Yorkshire’s East coast, the other half in Nashville. The Rock@Maltby, The Wesley Centre, Maltby, Rotherham, Friday, 8.30pm (£10/£8).

Sheffield Music Brewhouse, Nether Edge Club, Moncrieffe Road, Fridays, 8.30pm-10.30pm.

Acoustic Music, Red Deer, Pitt Street, off West Street, Sundays, 4pm-7pm.

Dogan Mehmet & The Deerhunters, Energetic English/Turkish folk music, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sunday, 8pm.

Jake & Val, open acoustic session at the Kelham Island Tavern, Sundays, 8.30pm.

Folk Night, Red Deer, Pitt Street, off West Street, Mondays, 8pm.

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

Sheffield City Morris Men, Cotswold style dance team, welcomes dancers old and new at a temporary new venue, Mother of God Parish Centre, Abbeydale Road, Mondays, 8pm. See or contact Dominic Rice, 266 5373.

Hillsborough Folk Club, The Tuesday night folk club at the Burton Street Foundation, has been suspended while Burton Hall is renovated over the winter.

Rivelin Folk Club, now moved to Nether Edge Bowls Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesday, 8pm. See; contact Ian on 2665638 or Lee on 01709 305096.

Crookes Folk Club, all welcome, audience and performers alike, tunes/warm-up session prior to start, occasional guest artists, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, Crookes, Thursdays, 8.30pm (


Open Mic Blues Session, led by Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, all musicians welcome, Cross Scythes, Baslow Road, Totley, Thursdays, 8pm.

Open Mic And Singalong, all welcome, Palm Tree Tavern, Palm Street, Walkley, every Thursday.

Acoustic Jam, bring your own guitar and join in, The Horse and Jockey, Wadsley Lane, Hillsborough, every Thursday, 8pm-11pm.

Open Space, open to everyone (not just students), and is geared towards original material from songwriters of different levels of ability, Coffee Revolution, University of Sheffield Student’s Union, Thursdays, 7.30pm-10pm.

Open Mic, with Nearly Famous, The Ball, Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe, Friday nights.

Jam Session, Woodseats Club, The Dale, Woodseats, every Sunday, 4pm to 7pm.

Trades Got Talent 2010, for undiscovered talent - from singers to comedians, magicians to ventioquists - Sheffield Trades and Labour Club, Duke Street, heats every Sunday night (0776 4410190 for details and to register).

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Monday, 9pm.

Can U Jam, all musical gear provided, all genres welcome (original material and/or covers), The Springvale, Commonside, Walkley, every Wednesday, 8pm.

Open Mic/ Jam Night, Green Room, Devonshire Green, Mondays, 9pm (0787 5684151).

Strum ‘n’ Fiddle, weekly open mic night, Bulls Head, Fulwood Road, Ranmoor, Wednesdays, 8.30pm-11.30pm.

Open Mic Night, for singers, singer/songwriters, rappers vocalists and bands of all genres who perform either covers or original material, guitars and drums provided or bring your own instruments, Bar 23, West One, Wednesday, 8pm-12.30am and continuing alternate weeks.

Elvis and Open Mic Night, with Tom Collins, Yew Tree, Holmeley Lane, Coal Aston, every Wednesday, 9.30pm.


Mark Ingram, euphonium, plays works by Kummer (Friedrich, 1797-1879?) – Variations for Ophicleide; Mallett – Travelling Along; and My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose. Sheffield University Lunchtime Concert. Sheffield Cathedral, Thursday (March 31), 1.10pm (free, donation welcome).

Young Musicians Concert, given by Sheffield Education Music Service pupils in aid of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Thursday (March 31), 7.30pm (tickets (0114) 233 8574).

Ensemble 360, all eleven members (including first appearance of Juliette Bausor as new flautist), though one is a guest double bass, Philharmonia member Graham Mitchell, end this concert with a handful of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances arranged for the group by Nicholas Charron after performances of Poulenc’s Sextet for wind and piano, Dvorák’s String Quintet Op 77 and Brahms’ Horn Trio. Music in the Round. Crucible Studio, Thursday (March 31), 7.45pm (£14/ £9.50 disabled, unemployed/ £3 students, under 18s).

Devotion, vocal ensembles from the Department of Music at Sheffield University perform 16th-18th century sacred music, including Byrd and Tallis at Graves Art Gallery, Surrey Street, Friday, 1pm (free).

Dolce Cinque Wind Quintet, prize-winning students from the Royal Northern College of Music play Jim Parker’s Mississippi Five and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, Friday, 1pm (£6).

David Houlder, vastly experienced organist, chiefly on Merseyside where he was sub-organist at Liverpool Cathedral before accepting the same position at Leeds Parish Church in November 2003, plays Andriessen – Toccata; Bach – Prelude & Fugue in B minor; Cockcroft – Soliloquy; Guilmant – Sonata No 3; and Berlioz, arranged Busser – March to the Scaffold, at the last Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital in present series. Friday, 1.15pm (free, suggested donation £2).

Hallé, conductor Markus Stenz, preface performances of Mendelssohn’s Concerto for violin and piano and Schumann’s ‘Rhenish’ Symphony with Wagner’s preludes to Act One and Act Three of Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg respectively, with Lyn Fletcher (violin) and Polina Leschenko (piano) as the soloists in the Mendelssohn. Sheffield International Concert Season. City Hall, Saturday, 7pm (£15). Pre-concert talk, Trisha Cooper in conversation, 6pm. See page 22

Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club, present a musical extravaganza in aid of Help For Heroes featuring the Royal Marines School of Music Band, Sir Richard Arkwright Masson Mill Band and Tideswell Male Voice Choir. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, Saturday, 7pm (£15).

Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir, concert featuring solos by choir singer Phil Elwell and choir pianist Lorraine Pearson, Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre, Hillsborough, Saturday, 7.15pm (£10.50, includes a pie and pea supper, email or tel: 01484 865277).

Bach B minor Mass, performed by the Sheffield Oratorio Chorus, conductor Alan Eost, with the Manchester Camerata and soloists Hannah Atherton (soprano), Margaret McDonald (mezzo-soprano), James Atherton (tenor) and Jonathan Bowen (bass). Sheffield Cathedral, Saturday, 7.30pm £11-£18/ £5 students, under 16s). See page 22

Cantate Domino, featuring Fauré’s Requiem, from the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir, conductor Ralph Green, with Andrew Heighton (baritone) and BBC Choirgirl of the Year 2110, Ella Taylor (soprano) as the soloists. St Timothy’s Church, Slinn Street, Crookes, Saturday, 7.30pm (£6).

Scarlatti Stabat Mater, is the central work in a concert of Passiontide music from excellent Sheffield-based chamber choir Viva Voce with, elsewhere, most of Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, Lotti’s Crucifixus, de Wert’s Vox in Rama, Lobo’s Versa est in Luctum, Leighton’s Drop, drop slow tears, Sanders’ The Reproaches, Villette’s Hymn à la Vierge, Warlock’s Corpus Christi and two pieces from Britten’s Sacred and Profane. St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Saturday, 7.30pm (£8/ £5 concessions, under 16s free). See page 22

Singing Out!, Oslo’s famous Homofonien choir, celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, join forces with Sheffield’s OutAloud choir for a wide-ranging programme, performed separately and together, in a celebration of harmony and diversity. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Saturday, 7.30pm (some tickets may be available on the door).

Sheffield University Wind Orchestra, with a programme of “Passion, Protest and Poignancy” taking symphonic wind band music by James MacMillan (his powerful Sowetan Spring), Richard Rodney Bennett (his jazz-inflected Trumpet Concerto), Oliver McCarthy (Fanfare for a New Decade), Grainger, Hesketh and Jacob. University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Sunday, 7.30pm (£8/ £5 concessions/ £2.50 students).

Choral Music for Passiontide and Lent, including Lotti (Crucifixus), Tallis and Allegri (Miserere) at the fourth of weekly series of five Rush-Hour Concerts, Firth Hall, Western Bank, Monday, 5.30pm (£2.50).

Kaoru Bingham, Sheffield-based, Japanese-born pianist with a flourishing international reputation in the 1990s which came to an extended halt through a combination of the birth of a son and caring for her ill husband – globally acclaimed Sheffield pianist John Bingham who died in 2003 – continues to get her career back on track with a recital of Mozart’s Sonata in A minor K310 and Liszt transcriptions of works by Beethoven – his song Adelaide; Wagner – Spinning Chorus and Senta’s Ballad from The Flying Dutchman and the Pilgrims’ Chorus and O, du mein holder (Star of Eve) from Tannhaüser; and Mendelssohn – Overture, Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hassop Hall Ballroom, Hassop, near Bakewell, Monday, 7.45pm (£12 on the door). See page 22

Sheffield University New Music Ensemble, director George Nicholson. University Concert Season. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Tuesday, 7.30pm (£5/ £3 concessions/ £2 students).

Katherine Harper, soprano, sings Purcell’s The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation, lute songs by Dowland, Warlock songs, James MacMillan’s Ballad and Scots Song an three of Walton’s Sitwell settings, Daphne, Through Guilded Trellises and Old Sir Faulk at the last Sheffield University Lunchtime Concert in the present series. Sheffield Cathedral, Wednesday (NB: not Thursday), 1.10pm free, donation welcome).

Flamenco Passion, weekly classical guitar and Spanish Flamenco with Andrew Clegg. Cubana, Trippett Lane, Wednesday, 8pm-11pm.

Lost Chord Charity Concert, Sheffield soprano of some renown Deborah Norman joins forces with much in demand city-based pianist David Barnard and English National Opera tenor Jeremy Finch for an evening of opera, operetta and musicals, plus an early celebration for St George’s Day with music by Sullivan and Parry, aided and abetted by the Brincliffe Consort, Bel Canto Choir and a chamber orchestra. Sheffield Cathedral, Thursday (April 7), 7.30pm (£5, in advance on 01709 811160, or £7.50 on the door. Tickets purchased for the postponed Lost Chord concert on December 2 are still valid).

Bernard Lee