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Monday 17th June THE FROONEY GREENS + JD SMITH + MY CORDYLINE + ERICA JAMES £5
The Frooney Greens were born on the crooked dirty washed streets of London, where the artist formerly known to his enemies as The Hinter (And now Oliver, Hugo, Jude, Verne, Shaw, A sharp tongued sharply attired rogue).Crossed paths with the young Sir Joseph McIlvenna, in a smoky bar fight in Covent Garden. Sir Joseph,was the grandson of a poet, and a war veteran. Also son to a tough roofer in Underground Liverpool. The two gentlemen in question both managed to settle their differences with the power of good music, women, and whisky, and harmonizing along the rooftops of Liverpool and London. Bringing with them joy to the townspeople, and finally bringing a smile to the gin swigging faces of the bad ally cats, and the whispering gypsies of the river. So by this all together chance meeting both young men have prevailed, and have been able to put their filthy minds together to bring you.... Frooney Greens. They will leave you bedazzled by their melodic psychedelia.
J.D. Smith plays the blues, with a hint of punk and a whole lot heavy. He's a one man, Essex raised, London based blues slide player that over the past four years has played more than 800 shows nationwide and in central Europe which includes support slots with Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy, Wanda Jackson, C.W. Stoneking, Boz Boorer, Vic Ruggiero and William Elliot Whitmore.
J.D.'s brings a fresh take upon an old style that he's hoping will bring something different to the music scene so with some blues, punk, slide and stomp J.D. will play anywhere, anyplace and anytime.
''Everbody deserves a little rockabilly in their lives and if twang's your thang, Mr Smiths got it in buckets. From the lowdown, honest-to-goodness stomp of ' This Violent Heart' and ' Kicking Machine' to the tender strumming of 'Time', JD Smith's take on old-fashioned rock and blues is charming and toe-tappin', delivered with a directness and honesty that tips it's hat to the spirit of Charlie Feathers and other long-gone knee-tremblers.'' - Bizarre Magazine.
''Nobody that I have seen recently does this stuff like JD; this stuff being blues/rockabilly. The pace is relentless as he rocks his way through one after another powerful rockabilly gem, pausing this time only for the slightly more sedate "Doghouse Blues". His guitar style is a mixture of slide and chord and his vocals earthy and wild. An experience not to be missed'' - Peter Coulston – Seatwave
''Sounds like an Elvis for the modern era'' - 8/10 The Music Magazine
''Fascinatingly bareboned rockabilly gothique.'' - Bugbear bookings
''These tracks jitter along with a barely contained energy and excitement and real passion to match Smith's technically faultless playing. You sort of imagine this is what it must have been like to hear this music for the first time before it got tired with use and reuse.'' - Bubblegum Slut
My Cordyline is Richard and Cleo, a recently formed acoustic duo from London.
Richard is influenced by house music, and incorporates that into his songs. Cleo has a more traditional approach to song-writing, where songs tell a story. Together they have an eclectic variety of songs, some melodic and lyrical, whilst others quite minimal with an emphasis on rhythm and organic looped riffs.
Erica James is a young and vibrant alternative rock-pop artist from London, whose artistry is deep routed in the poetic ambiance of Alanis Morisette, Joni Mitchell, song writing honesty of Leonard Cohen, and pop-rock band Paramore. She hails charismatic rock legend Little Richard, grunge: hero's Nirvana, Hole; and smooth sultry pop-soul heavyweights such as Sade and Lana Del Rey as her key influences. . Erica James grew up in a Catholic family in London, and as a child moved to New York City where she first got introduced to singing watching her older sister through the window of her singing class at one of New York's best performing arts school, Tisch.
By age 12 she moved back to London, UK knowing who she wanted to be. James promised her parents that she would fulfil her long time passion for Journalistic writing and graduate with a BA Journalism and news media / Media and culture degree, before she signed a record deal or kick started her musical career. As she gigged, hosted a rock/punk/metal radio show, wrote songs, mastered piano and the guitar during her early teens, she waited for the moment she graduated, 21, to introduce pop culture to a 'street journalism' only now via her music. Erica James is preparing to show the world her debut EP titled 'Live From The Sweethearts Ball' later 2013….
Tuesday 18th June THE FLYNN BROTHERS + JUMPIN JESSE JONES + JOHNNY GALLAGHER £6
Nick and James Flynn have tapped into that tradition of two brothers, two voices, two guitars, which is probably better known in the USA than here, but they have it nailed, having made the transition from young fans following Bert Jansch and Davy Graham around the acoustic clubs of London, through to becoming a major creative force of the scene in their own right.
"Breathtaking close harmony singing, sparkling guitar arrangements and exciting acoustic roots from the well regarded Flynns, who transcend fashion and fad to purvey a lush and beauteous music steeped in the age-old duo tradition. They intersperse mostly original material with a judicious choice of covers from the likes of Skip James and the Delmore Brothers. They are a superb musical experience." - Ross Fortune - Time Out
"A unique style stemming from Celtic Culture with singing and playing that tugs at the heartstrings" - Davy Graham
"Contrapuntal magic" - Guitar International
Jumping Jesse Jones is a kick ass solo acoustic performer who's guitar playing treads a thin red line between the funk bass of Larry Graham and the acoustic wizardry of John Renbourne. This unique hybrid of styles creates the effect of a full backing band. His voice veers precariously between Tom Waits and Bryan Ferry with songs dealing with such diverse subjects as child abduction and biblical visions. He is also not adverse to mixing in a bit of overtone chanting (singing two notes at once) if applied tastefully! Past incarnations include bass player for London punksters The Cuckoo Jives and Loretta Heywood (Bomb The Bass)... "He flashes the kind of smile that'd merit a crook on the Texas highway, then ploughs into the sort of tunes that would soundtrack it too." - Art Rocker Magazine
Wednesday 19th June An Evening With RAGGY FARMER £6
Thursday 20th June DIRTY PROPER + more £6
Friday 21st June ELVI$ CA$H & THE LONDON FUNK+ more £6
Elvi$ Ca$h & The London Funk - Elvi$ Ca$h was born on 29 February 1920, which was a leap year, making him only 23. He is the eldest brother of Johnny Cash but was born outside of wedlock and therefore given away by his father, Ray Cash to Ray's sister who was coincidentally married to a fellow named Cash (no relation) who lived in Northern Ireland.
Elvi$ is responsible for his own genre of music which he has named as "The Funky Genre" or "The Funky" for short. He has been inspired the likes of James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince and The Bee Gees.
He is indeed the original Elvi$. He had inadvertently spawned many impersonators the world over, including Elvis Presley, Fat Elvis and, more embarrassingly, Elvis Costello.
Elvi$ didn't performed in a while but made his triumphant "Comeback" in the 12 Bar Club on Saturday 16th March!
Saturday 22nd June THE ELECTRIC EYES + MOLLY'S DAGGERS + THE LOOP + SUPERMINX '70 + THE DYING BREED £6 London Callin presents
Sunday 23rd June MEAN IDOLS + more £5
Tuesday 25th June (IAN) DURY SERVICE + HENRY PARKER & THE VELVET LOONS £5
Wednesday 26th June SILVIE SIMMONS talking and playing about Leonard Cohen, with SIMON STANLEY WARD + DYLAN WALSH + GABRIEL MORENO + TRENT MILLER + KATHLEEN HASKARD + JASON McNIFF + BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS + SUKIE SMITH + MALCOLM KAKSOIS and more £6
Thursday 27th June GRACE SOLERO + more tbc £6 Hieronymous Bisch Bosch presents
Friday 28th June THE SKATALYSTS + THE GREAT MALARKEY + DANNY SHERWOOD TRIAGE + AUGUST & AFTER £6 Juanita Moonshine Promotions present Bam-A-Lam
11:00 - The Skatalysts
10:00 - The Great Malarkey
9:15- Danny Sherwood Triage
8:30 - August And After
Saturday 29th June PATRIK FITZGERALD + THE BLEACH BOYS £6 London Callin presents
Tuesday 2nd July BRIAN LOPEZ £6
Wednesday 3rd July THE FALLEN LEAVES + SNAKEMEN 3 + THE TREES AND THE SLIPWAY + WOLF CUB LUNAR SOCIETY + late set LEILA JANE £6 London Callin presents Minimum R & B
THE FALLEN LEAVES are continuing their monthly MINIMUM R&B Wednesday residency, building a new following in THE ROOKERY OF ST GILES
7:30 Wolf Club Lunar Society
8:15 Trees And The Slipway
9:00 Snakeman 3
10:00 -The Fallen Leaves - punk rock for gentlemen
"This valve amp, treble-to-the-max rave-up would have had the mid-'60s Who or Pretty Things bricking it backstage at the Embassy Club" - Mark Paytress (Mojo)
"This sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop will doubtless appeal to the same authenticity-starved youngsters who have made Billy Childish their king" - Stewart Lee (Sunday Times)
"a confrontational cacophony of clashing rock'n'roll destroyed and reassembled with strange and awkward angles. The same, but different." - Plan B
11:00 Leila Jane
Thursday 4th July ENGLISH SPORTING DEFEAT + GRACE SARAH £6
Saturday 6th July STAB BY STAB + TIRADE + TEMPERS FRAY + more tbc £6 Rucktion Records present
Sunday 7th July open mic hosted by VINCE McCANN
Tuesday 9th July JIM BOGGIA £6
Friday 12th July NICK WELSH (KING HAMMOND) – "Life Of A Ska Man" + LOUISE DISTRAS + JD SMITH £6
Saturday 13th July RAGE DC + WASHED UP + HOTWIRED + DANGER'S CLOSE + 16 GUNS £6 London Callin presents
Sunday 14th July KLUB ASHIKA USA UK & OZ ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL 2013 featuring MIKE ONLY (spirit of THE KING BLUES) - acoustic set + DJ RO ASHIKA legendary KILLING JOKE DJ) - acoustic set and Killing Joke dub dj sets + RDP (UK Hip-Hop Artist ) & guests + PATRICK PLUNKETT (Ireland's finest)
STU CRANE (The Sneezy T's ) - acoustic set + surprise special guests £3
Saturday 20th July more tbc London Callin
Saturday 27th July AUNTIE PUS + more tbc London Callin