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 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!
Tuesday 2nd October – Ash Tucker
Songwriter and artist, Ashton Tucker, performs a mix of original and cover material across genres including country, rock, pop and soul. A regular busker also, his soulful voice and bluesy guitar playing has impressed crowds across the UK, resulting in a successful album, tour and YouTube cover series.
Tuesday 9th October – Station 2 Station Duo
‘Station 2 Station’ are a guitar/vocal duo covering acoustic versions of artist from the 60’s to the present
day such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The kinks, The Who, Van Morrison, Simon & Garfunkel, The
Eagles, Bob Marley, Bryan Adams, REM, Tracy Chapman, David Bowie, Stereophonics, Ed Sheeran, Kings of
Leon, The Killers, Snow Patrol…and many, many more.
Tuesday 16th October – Steve & George
Steve and George play a mix of Bluegrass, Blues and Country on guitar. Their arrangements of well-known covers and entertainingly obscure melodies are delivered with rich harmony-vocals.
Tuesday 23rd October – Capitol Swing
Introducing exciting young swing sensation John P with jazz maestro Steve Doig on piano.
Classic swing featuring many of the great numbers made famous by Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and of course Michael Buble.
Tuesday 30th October – Sax in the City
Local musicians John Mills and Louise Harris got together and launched Sax in the City last summer. The sax duo play an eclectic mix of cool jazz, ballads and Latin tunes to professional backing tracks.
With Louise’s vocals and John doubling on flute, the duo is building a reputation for quality that suits many musical tastes.
Video coming soon!
Tuesday 6th November – Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose plays piano and sings soulful bluesy songs from the 60s and 70s (amongst other decades) with his own unique groove and style.
Graham Nicholls is perhaps the finest and most versatile guitarist playing in the Southwest today.
Together they weave and improvise on classic tunes with a confidence and elan that comes of many years of playing music together, their mutual understanding
honed by extensive experience of playing both in bands and as a duo. Expect to hear some Ray Charles, maybe some Georgie Fame, very probably some BB King, perhaps just a dash of Motown, a touch of Eric Clapton, and many many more while you chill, chat and relax.
Tuesday 13th November – 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 20th November – Blind Justice Page
Whether its bluegrass, mountain music, modern country from Dolly and Mr Cash to Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Steve Page vocals and guitar is joined by Rob Grist on stand up bass.
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…..