Listings: Rock & Pop, Jazz, Folk/Roots, Open Mic/Jams, Opera, Concert & Recitals

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April 25 - May 2 2013



Bromheads ‘Choro’ UK tour: Leadmill, Leadmill Road, 7.30pm (£8).

Babajack: British Blues Awards nominees, The Greystones, Greystones Road, 8pm (£10).

Brother Moose/ The Winnebagos/ Chess Peace/ Forrest: The Corporation, Milton Street, doors 7pm (£4).

Fossil Collective: two-piece from Leeds, multi instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker, with a sound reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Bon Iver. The Harley, Glossop Road,

Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson: ukelele, guitar and vocals duo bringing together jazz, calypso, ragtime, blues and a myriad of folk and roots styles, Lantern Theatre, Nether Edge, doors 7pm (£10).

The Blueflies: Rhythm & Blues-inspired band formed by award-winning guitarist Miles Gilderdale and Gavin Ewing following the demise of Zoot and the Roots”, Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, 9pm.

Mahogany Newt: White Lion, London Road, Heeley,

Live Bands: South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill.

Tripwires/ Towns/ High Hazels: Bungalows and Bears, Division Street, 8pm.


SIMPLE MINDS: Glaswegian Eighties giants Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mel Gaynor, Andy Gillespie and Ged Grimes on their Greatest Hits tour, City Hall, 7.30pm (£49.50, £37.50).

Alessi’s Ark: singer Laurent-Marke backed by a revolving cast of musical collaborators, Plug, doors 7pm (£8).

Don’t Spook the Horse: Neil Young tribute band, Library Theatre, Tudor Square.

Jess Klein: American songstress returns to the UK to promote the official release of her brand new album Behind A Veil, support s from local favourites Mat Wale and John Batchelor performing solo sets, Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street, doors 8pm ( £7adv £9 on the night).

Grey Cooper Blues Expeience: supported by Alex Quinn and The Man in the Street. Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, 8pm.

Amelia Carter Band, Punch Bowl Hotel, Crookes, 9pm.

The Snip: Bar Abbey, Abbeydale Picturehouse, Abbeydale Road.

Soul Night @the601club: New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, 8pm

The Monday Club/ Downtown Roots/ Ian Schofield & The Karma Folk/ Fatty Brown and The Food Division: Plug, Matilda Street, doors 7pm (£5).

Julia Mcinally and Rob Dickinson: The Hop, West One Plaza, 9pm.

With Lumps/ Posset/ Spandril /Papal Bull: night of cutting edge sounds courtesy of Sonic Knives Records, Furniture Makers, Portland Works, Randall Steet, 8.30pm (£4/£3).

Eyeball, The Harlequin, Nursery Street.

Suggs - My Life Story in Words and Music: Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm (£24.50).

Grin Factor: Masons Arms, Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield. 9pm.


LUDOVICO EINAUDI: Italian pianist and Alt-Classical musician, City Hall, 7.30pm (£27.50, £25.50).

Tom McRae: one of the UK’s finest singer songwriters 12 years on from the release of his Mercury and Brit-nominated debut continues to tour regularly all over the world, Plug, Matilda Street, doors 7pm (£15).

The Pigeon Detectives: West Yorkshire indie heroes, Leadmill, Leadmill Road, 7.30pm (£12.50).

The Beat/ Inner Terrestrials/ The F**kwits/ Bones Park Rider: Corporation, Milton Street, doors 6.30pm ( £15 adv).

O’Hooley & Tidow: support from The Silver Darlings, The Greystones, Greystones Road, 8pm (£10/ £8). See Folk

Scott Matthews: Ivor Novello award winning singer/songwriter showcasing songs from his forthcoming album, Lantern Theatre, Nether Edge, doors 7pm (£11).

Frank White & Hillbilly Cats: New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, 9pm.

Big City Blues Band: University Arms, Brook Hill, 9pm.

THE SLINGSHOTS: Rockabilly, Western Swing and R’n’B, Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road .

Mystery Train: Shiny Sheff, Crimicar Lane, 9pm.

Steve Cosgrove and Jeremy Meek’s Electric Blues Duo: Hallamshire House, Commonside.

Cover 2 Cover: The Hop, West One Plaza, 9pm.

Piston Broke: White Lion, London Road, Heeley,

James Jarvis: Prince of Wales, Derbyshire Lane, Norton Lees, 9pm.

Brigade: Wadsley Bridge WMC, Halifax Road.

Hystryonyx: Chantrey Arms, Woodseats, 9.30pm

Keep it Cash: Johnny Cash tribute, Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, 7.30pm (£18/ £16).


Lucy Rose: Warwickshire songstress recently signed to Columbia Records whose poignant songs and cracked porcelain voice first made a mark with YouTube hits and radio plays, Queens Social Club, Queens Road., doors 7pm (£5).

Bunny Rugs: 02 Academy, doors, 8pm (£15 adv).

Henry Cluney: an evening with the original Stiff Little Finger, The Greystones, Greystones Road, 8pm (£10).

oOoOO/ Tourist/ Swimming Lessons: Bungalows and Bears, Division Street, 8pm.

Envy: Wadsley Bridge WMC, Halifax Road.

Rob Kingsley - A Vision of Elvis: Buxton Opera House, 7.30pm (£16.50, £18.50).


The Pigeon Detectives: following their sell-out concert at the Leadmill on Saturday the Leeds band return to Sheffield to launch their new album, Record Collector, Fulwood Road, Broomhill, 1pm.

Fossil Collective: Leadmill, Leadmill Road, 7.30pm (£6.50).

Washington Irving: their Northern Scottish heritage is readily apparent in their intense, engaging brand of Folk Rock, The Greystones, doors 7pm (£5).


MCFLY: City Hall, 7.30pm (£27.50).

Darwin Deez: Leadmill, Leadmill Road, 7.30pm (£12).

Big Boy Bloater: British R&B and Blues frontman, one of the major players on the retro music scene, and guitarist of choice for visiting 1950’s artists, : The Greystones, Greystones Road, 8pm (£12).

T’Pau 25th Anniversary Tour: Civic Theatre, Rotherham, 7.30pm (£19.50/ £17.50).


Major Lazer/ Ms Dynamite: digital reggae/ dancehall project masterminded by pioneering record producer Diplo, aka Wesley Pentz, with support from the singer/ songwriter/ MC/ rapper/ producer and winner of the 2002 Mercury Prize, Plug, Matilda Street.

Savages: London-based post-punk outfit, Queens Social Club, Queens Road, doors 7.30pm (£9 adv).

Elephant/ Brazinskas: , The Washington, 8pm,

New Camro: The Hop, West One Plaza, 9pm.


The Staves: acoustic folk rock trio of sisters from Watford, Leadmill, Leadmill Road, 7.30pm (£10).

LIQUID GOLD GIG NIGHT: Memorial Hall, 7.30pm (£5).

Dog Is Dead: Nottingham quintet with a knack for bright, breezy and infectious indie-pop, Queens Social Club, Queens Road, doors 7.30pm (£10 adv)..

Hatebreed/ Black Dogs/ Demoralisert: Corporation, Milton Street, doors 7pm (£14 adv).

Dark Side of the Lounge: White Lion, London Road, Heeley.


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, April 25, 8.30pm.

Montuno: New Jazz and Soul, as well as deep funk, from the cool side of Sheffield, The Greystones, Greystones Road, .Friday, 8pm

Peter King Quartet: one of the best alto players in the world whose career has seen him with such greats as Bud Powell, Philly Joe, Elvin and Benny Golson lines up with Steve Melling (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums), Sheffield Jazz, Millennium Hall, Polish Catholic Centre, Ecclesall Road, Friday, 8.30pm (£14/ £11, 15-17s £2, under 15s free).

Jazz at the Showroom: Sunday lunch session, Showroom Cinema bar, Sunday, 1pm-3.15pm.

MOPOMOSO On Tour: celebrating 21 years of the outfit which stands for MOdernismPOstMOdernism, founded by guitarist John Russell and pianist/trumpeter Chris Burn to promote improvised music, with five performances by different combinations – Russell with Evan Parker (saxophones) and John Edwards (bass); Pat Thomas (solo piano/electronics); Alison Blunt (violin), David Leahy (bass), Benedict Taylor (viola), Kay Grant (voice) and Alex Ward (clarinet); Mick Beck (bassoon and whistles), Eun-Jung Kim (komungo), John Jasnoch (ud) and Charlie Collins (waterphone and percussion), Bar Abbey, Old Abbeydale Cinema, Abbeydale Road, Sunday, 8pm (£5).

Hot Fingers:trio of Thomas ‘Spats.Langham, Malcolm Sked and Danny Blyth with an eclectic mix of vintage acoustic string music taking in the hot jazz of 1920’s New York and sophisticated 1930’s Swing, Village Hall, Calver, Sunday, 7.30pm.( £8, 01433 630760).

Jazz Preservation Society: residency for the trad and mainstream ensemble, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Mondays, 8.45pm (£3 entry).

Hippersippi Jazz Band: Travellers Rest, Apperknowle, Monday, 8.30pm.

Keith Peters Big Band: 21 piece band including vocalists Michelle Brown, Pete Farmery and Howard Walker, Queens’ Road Social Club, Tuesday, 8.30pm (£3 otd).

Lescar Jazz: Aquarium, brilliant young London-based band led by Keith Jarrett-influenced pianist Sam Leak, James Allsop and Calumm Gourlay (both in the Kit Downes Quintet) on sax/clarinet and bass respectively, and Troyka/Curios drummer Josh Blackmore.on tour following the March release of their new album, ‘Places, , Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Hunters Bar, Wednesday, 9pm (£5).

The Big Swing: Revolucion de Cuba, Mappin Street, Wednesdays from 7pm with informal swing dance class with pro DJ and dance instructor Mike Tate, 9pm with live music, 8.30pm-1am.

Flamenco Passion: acoustic guitar session, Cubana Tapas Bar, Trippet Lane, Wednesday, 8.30pm.

Chesterfield Jazz Club: Jam Session when anyone who play an instrument or sing, and loves jazz can come along and work with the house trio (piano/bass drums), Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, Chesterfield, Thursday, May 2, 7.30pm (£4 participants, £5 spectators,


Phil Doleman & Ian Emmerson: Jazz, calypso, ragtime, blues and a myriad of folk and roots, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, tonight (Thursday) £10.

Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies: Crookes Folk Club, singers welcome, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, tonight (Thursday), 8.15pm (free).

Acoustic music & singing: Folk songs, own songs, pop songs old and new at the Cobden View, Cobden View Road, Crookes, Thursdays, 9pm.

O’Hooley & Tidow: Singer songwriter Heidi Tidow and singer-songwriter and pianist Belinda O’Hooley, who was formerly a member of Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, nominated for Best Duo at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their stature has grown since the release of their debut album, Silent June, in 2010. With their latest album, The Fragile, now attracting acclaim, they bring their songs of love and loss and dark and humorous folk tales to The Greystones, Greystones Road, Friday, 8pm (£10/£8).

Jess Klein/Mat Wale/John Batchelor: Return of American songstress Jess Klein with a new album, Behind A Veil. Plus local support, half of the songwriting team behind Big Convoy, playing solo sets, Shakespeares, Shalesmoor, Friday, 8pm (£9/£7).

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

Scott Matthews: Ivor Novello award winning singer/songwriter, Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, Saturday, £11. Sold out.

Sheffield City Morris Men: Cotswold style dance team, welcomes dancers old and new in the Burton Room at the Burton Street Centre, Hillsborough, Mondays, 7.45pm, and from 9.45pm in the Gardener’s Rest ( or contact Dominic Rice, 2665373).

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

Irish music session, Bath Hotel, Victoria Street, off West Street, Mondays, 8pm.

Folk Night: Shakespeares, Gibraltar Street, Shalesmoor, Wednesdays.

Virtually Acoustic: Up and coming talent from across Yorkshire, The Hop, West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, Wednesdays, 8pm.

Rivelin Folk Club: Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Wednesdays, 8.30pm (, tel 2665638).

Tim & Julie Cole: Singers and musicians welcome, Crookes Folk Club, Princess Royal, Slinn Street, next Thursday, 8.15pm (free).


Acoustic Music and Singing: any style, all welcome to bring and play instruments, sing or simply listen (and drink), Cobden View, Cobden View Road, Crookes, every Thursday, 9pm (

Acoustic Music and Open Mic Night: hosted by Chris Firminger with any participants welcome to bring along two or three songs of their choice, Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Thursdays, 8.30pm.

Can You Jam?: Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Saturday.

Open Mic Night: with Karl Ammpofo, South Sea, Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sunday.

Open Mic/Acoustic Evening: , The Greystones, Monday, 8pm.

Irish Night: Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, Mondays, 7.30pm.

Open Mic: The Harlequin, Nursery Street, Tuesday.

Just Jamming:The Black Bull, Ecclesfield, Thursdays.

Strum ‘n’ Fiddle: weekly open mic night, Delaney’s, Cemetery Road, Tuesdays, 8.30pm-11.30pm.

Live@NBT: Open Mic Night, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, every Wednesday, 8pm

Open Mic: weekly sessions Fleur De Lys, Totley, Wednesdays (all welcome, call Alex on 07572464451).

Blues Jam Night: all welcome backline provided, Delaney’s Music Bar, Cemetery Road, off London Road, Wednesdays, 8pm.

Jam Session: Woodseats Club, The Dale, every Sunday 5.30 - 8pm (non members welcome).


English Touring Opera: the two operas presented at the Lyceum recently: Così fan Tutte, Thursday, April 25; Simon Boccanegra, Friday; and one that wasn’t, Donizetti’s L’Assedio di Calais – The Siege of Calais, in Italian (English surtitles), Saturday. Buxton Opera House, all 7.30pm (£18-£34). Pre-show talk each evening, Old Hall Hotel, 6.30pm.

Giulio Cesare: live transmission of Handel’s opera from the New York Metropolitan. Cineworld Sheffield, Saturday, 5pm. See Cinema – Live Relays

Carmen: the return of Ellen Kent with her own company, Opera and Ballet International, and a ‘new’ production of Bizet’s opera – “starting from scratch,” she says – with the Moldovan forces of the Chisinau National Opera, including internationally known mezzo-soprano Nadia Stoianova in the title role. Sung in French with English surtitles. City Hall, Sunday, 7.30pm (£16-£32.50).


Rebecca Byde/ Evelyn Cooper: accomplished final year music students with, among other things, the former taking on the Trumpet Sonata by Flor Peeters and the latter pieces by Brahms and Chinese piano music. Sheffield University Lunchtime Concert. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday, April 25, 1.10pm (free, donations welcome).

Gallery Concert: second of four weekly concerts given by ensembles in the Department of Music at Sheffield University in the Graves Galley, Surrey Street, Friday, 1pm (free).

Sheffield Music Academy: miscellany of solo and ensemble pieces performed by students and staff at the academy. Sheffield Music Club. St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Friday, 7.30pm (£10/ £8 concessions/ £3 students).

Fascinating Rhythm: 75th anniversary‘celebration’, it says here, of George Gershwin’s death, which was last year, actually. Never mind, it’s in the hands concert pianist Phillip Dyson, an entertaining chap who would appear to be more popular in Europe and America than he is here, although he broadcasts regularly for the BBC and Classic FM. Assembly Room, Barnsley Civic, Saturday, 7.30pm (£12/ £10).

Ludovico Einaudi: cult Italian composer and pianist whose music, latterly film and TV scores, defies classification drops off as part of a UK tour. City Hall, Saturday, 7.30pm (£25.50, £27.50).

Sam Hiller Memorial Concert: the Songmen of Sheffield Cathedral Choir, David Clover Competition winners, Rebecca Lambert, Laura Roberts, Ella Taylor and Hannah Thomson, director Neil Taylor with Ben Horden (organ) perform choral and solo music by Whitacre (Lux Aurumque), Caccini (Ave Maria), Handel (Messiah arias, Jubal’s Lyre), Poulenc (Four Small Prayers of St Francis of Assisi), Mendelssohn (Hear ye Israel), Duruflé (Messe Cum Jubilo), Fauré (Pie Jesu), Rutter (All things Bright and Beautiful) and others in aid of a scholarship fund set up in memory of Sam Hiller who died suddenly last year at the age of 27. St Marie’s RC Cathedral, Norfolk Row, Saturday, 7.30pm (£10/ £5 concessions).

Sheffield City Opera: spring concert with pieces by Verdi – Lament of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco), Brindisi (La Traviata), duet from Rigoletto, Wagner – Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin); Gershwin –Bess, You is My Woman Now; Bernstein; and Sondheim, among the items being performed and Chloe Saywell and Matthew Palmer among the soloists. St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Saturday, 7.30pm (£10/ £6 concessions).

Sixth Annual Brass Band Concert: hosted by the South Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association with the Loxley Silver Band and special guest singer Kristina Hickman accompanied by Susan Ellis and Stuart Young , Woodseats Methodist Church,Holmhirst Road, Saturday, 7.30pm (£8/ £6, children £3, to include interval refreshments, 2500078 or on the door ).

LIVE & LOUD 2013: young singers from local schools and colleges sing Rock and pop classics from the Seventies to 2013 with guest appearances by Hundred Hill and The Music Academy Rock Group, compere Shaun Doane (Everly Pregnant Brothers), Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Saturday, 7.15pm (£7/ £5 , 07939 256 269 or on the door,

The Gold Rush: Charlie Chaplin’s slapstick epic and one for film buffs first and foremost perhaps, but part of the Sheffield University Concert Season with live orchestral accompaniment. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Sunday, 7.30pm (£6).

Organ Recital: Dorothy Davis, Sheffield based teacher and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, plays a Romantic and Early 20th Century programme, including music by Mendelssohn, Cesar Franck, Alfred Hollins, Vaughan Williams, Whitlock and Dubois. St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Monday, 8pm (free, retiring collection and refreshments).

Sacconi Quartet: increasingly raved about foursome of Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson (violins), Robin Ashwell (viola) and Cara Berridge (cello) play Shostakovich’s Two Pieces for string quartet (1931), Haydn’s Op 20 No 2, Frank Bridge’s Three Novelletten for string quartet and Britten’s Quartet No 2, composed in 1945 to mark the 250th anniversary of Purcell’s death. Sheffield University Concert Season and part of the A Boy Was Born festival. Firth Hall, Western Bank, Tuesday, 7.30pm (£8.50/ £6 concessions/ £3 under 26, unwaged).

Ian Brackenbury: Chesterfield Parish (‘Crooked Spire’) Church’s director of music gives the monthly organ recital at Dronfield Parish Church, Wednesday, 8pm (free, retiring collection and refreshments).

Miriam McCombs/ Martha Eddy: sopranos, give Sheffield University Lunchtime Concert, Firth Hall, Western Bank, Thursday, May 2, 1.10pm (free, donations welcome).