Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

Alx Green Live

Alx Green is a singer-songwriter from Chester in the North West of England. Seamlessly fusing modern folk music with dynamic vocals, invigorating melodies and percussive finger-tapping his songs have a fresh new feel but retain that classic songwriter sound.  Alx has released several demo EP’s and embarked on a successful three month European tour in 2015. His first studio EP was released in 2016 and got to number 2 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter pre-order charts. The tracks have also seen radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Introducing being labelled as ‘Sublime sounds’.

Alx Green is a singer-songwriter from Chester in the North West of England. Seamlessly fusing modern folk music with dynamic vocals, invigorating melodies and percussive finger-tapping his songs have a fresh new feel but retain that classic songwriter sound.

Alx has released several demo EP’s and embarked on a successful three month European tour in 2015. His first studio EP was released in 2016 and got to number 2 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter pre-order charts. The tracks have also seen radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Introducing being labelled as ‘Sublime sounds’.

View Event →
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Robbie Cross Live

Robbie has a long, battled-scarred career of making a racket in many projects and bands but latterly in solo endeavours where he has written and recorded 4 albums of material. He is happiest when playing his first love - Americana. Massively influenced by Steve Earle and the likes - he even learned the mandolin so he could have a stab at Copperhead Road by the aforementioned Mr Earle. Born in Liverpool and now settled in Macclesfield...for now at least until the police find him again….haha!

Robbie has a long, battled-scarred career of making a racket in many projects and bands but latterly in solo endeavours where he has written and recorded 4 albums of material. He is happiest when playing his first love - Americana. Massively influenced by Steve Earle and the likes - he even learned the mandolin so he could have a stab at Copperhead Road by the aforementioned Mr Earle. Born in Liverpool and now settled in Macclesfield...for now at least until the police find him again….haha!

View Event →
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

Dan Chapman Live

After living in Vienna during 2017, Dan escaped modern city society travelling back to the solace of rural Cornwall in early 2018 where he began writing new music and reconnecting with nature, living in his house truck and humble mobile recording studio ‘Bertie’. When new songs were born he ‘took them for a walk’, travelling around the UK playing intimate cafe shows and house concerts while building a community of fans who connected through his performances. Dan’s music is created in response to his ongoing journey of self development while on the road and calling various places around the world home. This translates into an emotionally charged live performance that ebbs and flows, captivating audiences with a voice that has both great power and intricate, delicate control. SOULFUL MUSIC FOR THE IMAGINATION

After living in Vienna during 2017, Dan escaped modern city society travelling back to the solace of rural Cornwall in early 2018 where he began writing new music and reconnecting with nature, living in his house truck and humble mobile recording studio ‘Bertie’. When new songs were born he ‘took them for a walk’, travelling around the UK playing intimate cafe shows and house concerts while building a community of fans who connected through his performances.
Dan’s music is created in response to his ongoing journey of self development while on the road and calling various places around the world home. This translates into an emotionally charged live performance that ebbs and flows, captivating audiences with a voice that has both great power and intricate, delicate control.
SOULFUL MUSIC FOR THE IMAGINATION

View Event →
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

Rosie Arnfield Live

Rosie Arnfield is a songstress from Glossop, Derbyshire. With her piano & guitar she composes moody, melodic & heartfelt songs in a cinematic style that will transport you into her atmospheric dream world. Her songs are inspired by the beautiful Peak District that she so often strolls in, the passing of the seasons, her travels around the world, and of course, love. Her influences include Judee Sill, Joni Mitchell, Lana Del Ray, Karen Carpenter & Goldfrapp.   "Haunting melodies that somehow are of this mortal plain yet take you away to ethereal lands as their tendrils envelope you the audience 1... 2... 3... and back in the room." Cabaret at the Carlton  "...one of the most memorable displays of elegance, style and heartfelt songwriting" Manchester Midweek Music Club   "A fitting end to an excellent night's music at Jamie Knowles' Globe that began with talented local Singer/Songwriter Rosie Arnfield whose positive songs about personal experiences charmed those present. Rosie possesses a fine voice, her song about the memories of her Nan stood out for me... Live music just doesn't get any better than this." Ian Cripps FATEA

Rosie Arnfield is a songstress from Glossop, Derbyshire. With her piano & guitar she composes moody, melodic & heartfelt songs in a cinematic style that will transport you into her atmospheric dream world. Her songs are inspired by the beautiful Peak District that she so often strolls in, the passing of the seasons, her travels around the world, and of course, love. Her influences include Judee Sill, Joni Mitchell, Lana Del Ray, Karen Carpenter & Goldfrapp.

"Haunting melodies that somehow are of this mortal plain yet take you away to ethereal lands as their tendrils envelope you the audience 1... 2... 3... and back in the room." Cabaret at the Carlton

"...one of the most memorable displays of elegance, style and heartfelt songwriting" Manchester Midweek Music Club

"A fitting end to an excellent night's music at Jamie Knowles' Globe that began with talented local Singer/Songwriter Rosie Arnfield whose positive songs about personal experiences charmed those present. Rosie possesses a fine voice, her song about the memories of her Nan stood out for me...
Live music just doesn't get any better than this." Ian Cripps FATEA

View Event →
Mar
29
9:00 PM21:00

Aerynn - Live

A singer-songwriter based in Greater Manchester, Aerynn writes and performs original, vocal-driven acoustic corroded folk Americana, akin to the troubadours of the 1970’s with a hint of edgy grit.  Having performed in theatres, clubs, pubs, festivals, forests, coffee shops, bars, boat yards, living rooms, streets, churches, meadows, marketplaces and even a former bordello, she enjoys acoustic spaces and has thus launched her 2018 Acoustic Spaces Series. Previous performances of note include Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival, Leek Arts Festival (alongside acts such as Barbara Dickson and Fairport Convention), Middlewich Folk And Boat Festival, Dublin's YouBloom Festival, Regional Finals of the OpenMicUK Songwriting Contest at Northern Royal College of Music, the Manchester Americana Festival, and even an opening slot for punk legends Agent Orange!  Born and raised in Oregon, USA, music has been a part of aerynn's life for as long as she can remember, having grown up in a musical family, and she began writing songs as a coping mechanism through life's inevitable twists and turns. In 2015, her unreleased Light With You was awarded semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition, with her emotional ballad Returning (from Summer Leaves EP) receiving Commended Entry. Her music is an acoustic alternative corroded folk collection of stories from her life, lives that she's witnessed, and a few she has yet to see.   Discography   Sleep In Heavenly Peace (2017) is Aerynn's first full-length album, and surprisingly to her, it is comprised entirely of traditional carols. Spurred by the sudden tragic death of Aerynn's keys player, Riverboat Steve, she decided to finish the festive music side-project they had started together in only a few short weeks, just in time for Christmas.  Summer Leaves (2015) is aerynn's first release, comprised of five original songs selected from a vast repertoire. Moved by several of her friends having lost their fathers in one year, she asked her dad Ray Brassfield to join her in this recording on upright bass. Together they recorded the live studio takes that comprise Summer Leaves, raw and unfiltered.   What others are saying...    "Breath-taking and compelling", "Strong traces of Joni Mitchell", "Hairs on the back of my neck", "Best in Festival" ... Not my words but a lot of amazing feedback from the performance last night of The Aerynn Trio as part of Leek Arts Festival. Aerynn is a real find and delivered a phenomenal performance at the Foxlowe Arts Centre. Well done to her, Chris Cliffe and Heidi Jamilia for delivering a fantastic evening... .-- Ian Wilson, Leek Arts Festival   "Impeccable, confident folk from an artist with alternative rock roots, Aerynn writes songs with grace and intrigue. Her formula strays from too much structure, enjoying refreshing, attention-grabbing rhythmic choices and stream-of-consciousness delivery. A bright take on a classic."  --Shannon Duvall, YouBloom Festival Headroom Blog    "Aerynn has a refreshingly passionate and honest approach to songwriting and performance. Plus - when it comes to Americana she is the real thing!"  --Andy Callen, Manchester Americana Festival    "I thoroughly enjoyed what I was able to catch of Aerynn’s set, and it kept the yard full, so clearly the customers enjoyed it." --Ian Hill-Smith, Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival Fringe  "Delicate vocals andthought provoking lyrics transport you to a place of serene beauty."  --Mike Chisholm, Artistic Echoes, Canalside Radio Cheshire 102.8FM    “A positive warming experience despite the fact that the five songs are presented through sorrowful, melancholy even regretful lyrics...feelings of loss, battered emotions and sadness, yet ...a strong vein of resilience.... The feelings of warmth come through aerynn’s richly expressive, soulful vocals and a softly, subtle guitar."  --Tom Franks, FolkWords Review on 'Summer Leaves' EP    “Aerynn is a fabulous songwriter and performer with a breathtaking voice. Perfect for those nights when you just want to be lulled in to blissful trance.”  --Chris Stairmand, The Wharf, Macclesfield    "Aerynn has a great melodic sense, above and beyond the magnificent voice. Her lyrics are well crafted and tell stories and create emotions...I could understand everything she sang."  ---John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald    "Aerynn's hauntingly beautiful voice accompanied with her articulate lyrics awed the packed house. "  --Local Expressions Hawaii, ARTventure Review

A singer-songwriter based in Greater Manchester, Aerynn writes and performs original, vocal-driven acoustic corroded folk Americana, akin to the troubadours of the 1970’s with a hint of edgy grit.

Having performed in theatres, clubs, pubs, festivals, forests, coffee shops, bars, boat yards, living rooms, streets, churches, meadows, marketplaces and even a former bordello, she enjoys acoustic spaces and has thus launched her 2018 Acoustic Spaces Series. Previous performances of note include Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival, Leek Arts Festival (alongside acts such as Barbara Dickson and Fairport Convention), Middlewich Folk And Boat Festival, Dublin's YouBloom Festival, Regional Finals of the OpenMicUK Songwriting Contest at Northern Royal College of Music, the Manchester Americana Festival, and even an opening slot for punk legends Agent Orange!

Born and raised in Oregon, USA, music has been a part of aerynn's life for as long as she can remember, having grown up in a musical family, and she began writing songs as a coping mechanism through life's inevitable twists and turns. In 2015, her unreleased Light With You was awarded semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition, with her emotional ballad Returning (from Summer Leaves EP) receiving Commended Entry. Her music is an acoustic alternative corroded folk collection of stories from her life, lives that she's witnessed, and a few she has yet to see.

Discography

Sleep In Heavenly Peace (2017) is Aerynn's first full-length album, and surprisingly to her, it is comprised entirely of traditional carols. Spurred by the sudden tragic death of Aerynn's keys player, Riverboat Steve, she decided to finish the festive music side-project they had started together in only a few short weeks, just in time for Christmas.

Summer Leaves (2015) is aerynn's first release, comprised of five original songs selected from a vast repertoire. Moved by several of her friends having lost their fathers in one year, she asked her dad Ray Brassfield to join her in this recording on upright bass. Together they recorded the live studio takes that comprise Summer Leaves, raw and unfiltered.

What others are saying...

"Breath-taking and compelling", "Strong traces of Joni Mitchell", "Hairs on the back of my neck", "Best in Festival" ... Not my words but a lot of amazing feedback from the performance last night of The Aerynn Trio as part of Leek Arts Festival. Aerynn is a real find and delivered a phenomenal performance at the Foxlowe Arts Centre. Well done to her, Chris Cliffe and Heidi Jamilia for delivering a fantastic evening....-- Ian Wilson, Leek Arts Festival

"Impeccable, confident folk from an artist with alternative rock roots, Aerynn writes songs with grace and intrigue. Her formula strays from too much structure, enjoying refreshing, attention-grabbing rhythmic choices and stream-of-consciousness delivery. A bright take on a classic." --Shannon Duvall, YouBloom Festival Headroom Blog


"Aerynn has a refreshingly passionate and honest approach to songwriting and performance. Plus - when it comes to Americana she is the real thing!" --Andy Callen, Manchester Americana Festival


"I thoroughly enjoyed what I was able to catch of Aerynn’s set, and it kept the yard full, so clearly the customers enjoyed it." --Ian Hill-Smith, Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival Fringe
"Delicate vocals andthought provoking lyrics transport you to a place of serene beauty."
--Mike Chisholm, Artistic Echoes, Canalside Radio Cheshire 102.8FM


“A positive warming experience despite the fact that the five songs are presented through sorrowful, melancholy even regretful lyrics...feelings of loss, battered emotions and sadness, yet ...a strong vein of resilience.... The feelings of warmth come through aerynn’s richly expressive, soulful vocals and a softly, subtle guitar." --Tom Franks, FolkWords Review on 'Summer Leaves' EP


“Aerynn is a fabulous songwriter and performer with a breathtaking voice. Perfect for those nights when you just want to be lulled in to blissful trance.” --Chris Stairmand, The Wharf, Macclesfield


"Aerynn has a great melodic sense, above and beyond the magnificent voice. Her lyrics are well crafted and tell stories and create emotions...I could understand everything she sang." ---John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald


"Aerynn's hauntingly beautiful voice accompanied with her articulate lyrics awed the packed house. " --Local Expressions Hawaii, ARTventure Review



View Event →
Apr
12
9:00 PM21:00

Megan Dixon Hood

Songs + stories that seep from dark, enchanted woods.  Megan Dixon Hood combines haunting melodies with ethereal lead vocals through her piano folk-infused songs, delivering atmospheric melodies that are creative yet heartfelt. With songs stepping into the darker side of her music, she is experimenting further with her band to create an enchanting and climatic sound

Songs + stories that seep from dark, enchanted woods.

Megan Dixon Hood combines haunting melodies with ethereal lead vocals through her piano folk-infused songs, delivering atmospheric melodies that are creative yet heartfelt. With songs stepping into the darker side of her music, she is experimenting further with her band to create an enchanting and climatic sound

View Event →

Jan
11
9:00 PM21:00

Chris Tavener - Live

Chris Tavener is the witty, satirical songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says. Rock ‘n’ roll infused with comedy. Folk dipped in satire. It’s like Peep Show set to music! If Jimmy Carr played guitar...he would be Chris Tavener.  Chris has been known to play as many as 350 gigs a year, making him one of the most hard-working singer-songwriters in the UK. He’s had endorsements from Carl Barat of The Libertines, Will Ferrell’s ‘Funny Or Die’, Paddy McGuinness, Jamie Lawson and Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music. Steve has played Chris’ tracks four times on national radio.   In 2018, he took on a 3-week European tour, swiftly followed by a 14-date headline UK tour with Gavin Osborn. He topped it all off with a performance at the famous Lowry Theatre for BBC Children In Need alongside Peter Hook (Joy Divison) and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet).   As well as being an accomplished original artist, Chris performs energetic rock and pop cover songs for audiences of all ages. Whether it's The Beatles, David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, George Ezra or Daft Punk - there's something to get everyone up and dancing.

Chris Tavener is the witty, satirical songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says. Rock ‘n’ roll infused with comedy. Folk dipped in satire.
It’s like Peep Show set to music! If Jimmy Carr played guitar...he would be Chris Tavener.

Chris has been known to play as many as 350 gigs a year, making him one of the most hard-working singer-songwriters in the UK. He’s had endorsements from Carl Barat of The Libertines, Will Ferrell’s ‘Funny Or Die’, Paddy McGuinness, Jamie Lawson and Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music. Steve has played Chris’ tracks four times on national radio.

In 2018, he took on a 3-week European tour, swiftly followed by a 14-date headline UK tour with Gavin Osborn. He topped it all off with a performance at the famous Lowry Theatre for BBC Children In Need alongside Peter Hook (Joy Divison) and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet).

As well as being an accomplished original artist, Chris performs energetic rock and pop cover songs for audiences of all ages. Whether it's The Beatles, David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, George Ezra or Daft Punk - there's something to get everyone up and dancing.

View Event →