Category: 2014

Sat 20/12/2014 Hannah Scott

Sat   20/12/2014                  Hannah  Scott hannah Scott FB  together with her cellist extraordinaire Stefano, the pair create dramatically beautiful original, tuneful, crafted sounds. If there was a voice which could work with the music and guitar of Will Mcnicol, this is it. Maybe one day we will be able to effect such an introduction. There’s a track ‘all the children’ is amongst so many of the tracks worth a listen, she really is something. Praise for Hannah’s distinctive voice, strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics has arrived from influential publications such as MOJO, who shortlisted her from hundreds of entries for the final of their New Voice competition, and The Guardian, who handpicked her as their New Band of the Day. Further appreciation and national airplay has come from BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson. Her arresting live performances have earned her invitations to open for artists including Norah Jones, Ed Sheeran and 10cc …..and she has performed at renowned venues such as the Union Chapel as well, of course, as playing throughout Italy.

Sat 06/12/2014 Tom Baxter and Jasmine Rodgers

Sat   06/12/2014                   Tom Baxter tombaxterA legendary singer/ songwriter with distinctive lyrical and descriptive songs which he delivers in an intimate and personal way. Tom Baxter’s songs are a musical reflection of real life and in a refreshing break from the norm, Tom Baxter sings it like he means it.  legendary residency at Bush Hall in Shepards Bush in 2003 (remember ‘Better’) he was signed to Sony. Earlier this week Tom joined Janice Long in the studio for a Spoken Word session. You can listen to the interview at Tom’s Soundcloud. Tom is brother to  Charlie Winston a rock legend  in France and a close friend of Estas Tonne. Supporting Tom will be…...Jasmine Rodgers, one of our absolute favourite performers...this will be extraordinary.

1st Nov 2014

Sat    01/11/2014                  Chris Woods Groove  Will McNicol    &   Elliott MorrisElliot Will CHRIS WOODS GROOVE, Rarely will you find three such extraordinary guitarist appearing on one bill.  Although all three ‘fretboard’ wizards tour regularly, this trio set up is something a bit different, as explains Will Mcnicol (Acoustic Guitarist of the Year). ‘When we decided we were going to make this happen, we each got in touch with some of our favourite venues, to see if they’d be interested. The response was overwhelming, so much so that we simply couldn’t accommodate them all! We’re really happy with how this tour is shaping up though and if all goes to plan we’ll do another in the future!’

Each will play their own set and then all three will perform together in what I am hoping will be a ‘jam extraordinaire!’ Come and witness something special…Saturday 1st Nov.

Thursday 14th Aug

Thursday 14th Aug: Mid week music madness!  Jason Lucket Jason-by-Mikel-171-300x199, a Californian musician and friend of some four or five years now is playing a set here on Thursday evening, music from about 8pm however do arrive earlier, around 6.30/7 to get the best tables…. Supper is available too and we are licensed…so come to Francis Yard and enjoy a chilled and relaxing evening with great original music.

Sat 16/08/2014   Lilac Sheer  from LA lilacsheer …and Hannah Robinson  Bournemouth

hannahrobinson…..and the sensational, delightful girl that is Jazz Morley  from London, how completely cool.

Gig 2nd August

Sat 02/08/2014  Kal Lavelle kal laval  is an Irish born singer songwriter now living in London. Her songs are instantly captivating, with a voice that Alex Zane (Channel 4) praised as simply “beautiful”…which is why she is back..her second or third time here..a rare honour.

Kal began playing guitar after winning a £1000 in a Mars Bar when she was 10 yrs old. With the money, she bought her mother a washing machine and for herself, her first guitar.

Kal’s debut EP ‘Shivers’ climbed to #5 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The iTunes US & Japanese stores also featured her in the ‘New & Noteworthy’ section. This in turn led to her song ‘Breakfast At Tiffanys’ being chosen as ‘Single of the Week’ on iTunes.

&  Antonio Lulic antonio lulic   is a singer-songwriter whose deep, gravelled vocal combines with an intimate and powerful lyrical style to deliver a uniquely soulful, passionate and uplifting performance.
supporting Ed Sheeran on his sold out UK tour, before showcasing in early 2012 at the prestigious SXSW Music festival in Texas and, in 2013, returned to the US to open for Ed once more at his sold out New York City headline show – his performances drawing comparisons all the way from early Springsteen to Mumford & Sons.

Gig – 19th July

Sat 19/07/2014   Jasmine Rodgers  returns, how cool; daughter of Rock legend Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Free …Jasmine has grown up in a musical and creative World most of us can only imagine. Her sound is uniquely her own, as is her voice and music which she delivers always with a passion which will engulf you. Jasmine and her brotherSteve have played here on many occasions and always leaving us wanting them back…and here she is, supporting  Jasmine Rodgers newly formed     ‘Three Pilgrims‘ three pilgims   Mark Abis,  David Watson and  Paul Wassif. I’ve described them as being like The Travelling Willberries ….Three accomplished musicians who just weeks after their coming together were booked for 10 festivals across the UK. Having seen them at one of their first very early gigs, I booked them on the spot, and when you hear them, you’ll know why! Blusey folk with harmonies to melt you…enough already!    … there’s a primitive recording of their first rehearsal here

Local band Alpaca  will be making their debut  performance too….and intermingled with poetry by new published Nicola Nathan…we’re on for a blast of a night..only 30 places remain! 

Gig Live Music 5th July

Gig Sat 14th June – The Portraits

Saturday 14th June – The Portraits

How completely cool, some of the loveliest musical souls you can imagine, The Portraits are returning to us this coming Saturday! As this is a completely new ‘extra’ gig in June, I’ve not sorted a support, but rest assured…t’will be good!
We saw Jeremy and Lorraine recently supporting Tir Na Nog..and they were absolutely stunning. With several new instantly adorable songs, I simply had to ask them back…

I know there are a number of Portrait followers and fans here in Buck, so I’m really counting on you to spread the word and let’s have noisy crowd ready to receive them! Tickets now on sale, txt me on 07973 664 551 or mail me.


Gig Party Live Music 7th June

Sat 07/06/2014  Local girl Olivia King, who will perform three of her own compositions opens tonight. Returning band Bim, first gigged here in 2008  bim “Top 5 underground band” – Peter Robinson, NME “A little bit Saint Etienne, a little bit Massive Attack, Bim’s ‘Stay In My Memory’ is heartbreaking” – Q Magazine  “The music soothes while Rosier’s voice sighs and whispers like Dido and Sarah Cracknell’s sweetly sibilant kid sister” – Guardian “Song of the day” – Pop Justice “It’s just amazing” – Electroqueer

“Brilliant by all accounts” – Clixie  

Katey Brooks katey b Returns for her fourth or fifth show here and when you hear her music, you will understand why! “We’d even compare it to the impact of Jeff Buckley” Supajam …“Blown away” Clare Anderson Late Lounge Show (Jazz FM) ….“Such a lovely song” Baylen Leonard (Amazing Radio) “A devastating vocal talent” Just Music That I Like. Enough said, see you here, or miss what will be a stunning night of music and words.


Saturday May 17th 2014

Tonights party is filled with two headline acts as well as some table magic from 13 yr old Jonny Cards Carr.

Sat 17/05/2014   Sean Taylor has been given an endorsement with Elixir Strings who work with artists such as Erib Bibb, Newton Faulkner and Fairport Convention‘s Dave Pegg. It’s great see him in such great company …
This month he has lots of gigs and festivals coming up … see here … including opening for the legendary Eric Bibb on his tour of Holland and also his first ever show in Finland … read about it here

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Mark Abis mark abis too….when legendary record producer Joe Boyd (of Nick Drake, Pink Floyd and REM) said “Going back to the mid-Sixties, I’ve heard more than any one man’s fair of singer-songwriters, so it takes a lot to get my attention. Mark Abis got my attention. His melodies are original, his voice warm and distinctive, a real musical sensibility is obvious, with literate lyrics to boot. My vote for one of the best of the new generation.” you know this must be someone pretty special.

This will be another sell-out show, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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