Music @ The Cellar
TUESDAY NIGHTS – 7.30pm till 10pm
Every Tuesday we have live music at The Cellar – the very best singers and
musicians from the South West. Jazz and Blues to Country and the standards.
All musical tastes are fully satisfied.
Tuesday 21st August – The Fab Twins
The Fab Twins acoustic duo Stace and Jon deliver the full range of the Beatles incredible back catalogue, from Please Please Me to Abbey Road, in their own close vocal harmony style.
A recent gig review said “These guys’ love of the music of the Fab Four comes through in every note of their foot-tapping hip-swaying sashay through Beatlemania”. Promises to be a fab night!
Tuesday 28th August – John P
John P is a legend in Clevedon and if the right A&R man sees him this star will rise and we won’t be able to afford him!
Tuesday 4th September – Joanna Swan
Singer Jo Swan and guitarist Nick Pullin surprise and enchant with their unique twist on classic songs.
Their re-arrangement’s of hits past and present incorporate infectious rhythms, like Rumba and Reggae, Salsa and Swing.
Performing a diverse collection of their favourite songs they go from Cole Porter to T-Rex, Irving Berlin to Kylie Minogue, Billie Holiday to The Beatles.
With Jo’s gorgeous voice and Nicks groovy and eclectic style they make for a very original duo!
Tuesday 11th September – Rob Kelly
Local singer and guitarist Rob Kelly, performing an eclectic mix of acoustic covers from a variety of artists
Tuesday 18th September – Pianoman Mark
Mark Feven performs solo rock piano / vocal gigs in the Bristol, Somerset and South Devon area.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby and Joe Jackson, Mark performs his own rock piano arrangements of classic pop and rock songs from the last 50 years. This includes his own interpretations of songs by bands such as The Clash, The Jam, ELO, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Boomtown Rats and Razorlight as well as classics by his favourite singer / songwriters of our generation.
Tuesday 25th September – Steve Treble
Steve plays an eclectic mix of Boogie, Blues and country throwing in the oddrock classic reworked for acoustic guitar! Never too serious and always accomplished! A great fun night!
In another life when I toured around the US I was always amazed at the talent that performed in local bars and restaurants, sometimes to only a handful of people. Some of them, the performers that is, went on to become famous, think of Otis Redding and Little Richard from Macon Georgia Jamesetta Hawkins (Etta James) born to a 14 year old black prostitute in Los Angeles before going to live with her grandmother in San Francisco, a really suspicious start that.
The list is endless, but they all had to start somewhere. Since we at The Cellar started our music nights on a Tuesday over 2 years ago, I am thrilled by some of the local artists who appear. No they don’t come on stage with smoke machines and a 10 piece orchestra, they carry their own equipment and PA, even our very own 8 stone Alice who sings soul with such emotion that it belies her age and is backed by her boyfriend Harrisen on guitar.
Louise and John who are Sax in the City sing and play with an intensity and feeling that I feel privileged to hear. These and others are local artists with so much talent that they deserve a much larger audience and maybe one evening a modern day Ahmet Ertegun or Herb Abramson who together founded Atlantic Records in 1947 will visit The Cellar. In the meantime enjoy them while you can…..