4th March 8.30pm
THE SWAMP STOMP STRING BAND - Sunday Sessions
The Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'll have the room stomping their feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'll break even the most toughest folk, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit dive bars at night.
Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime - it is safe to say their music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp their feet and have a ho-down
7th March 8pm
Seething’s foremost music night, BedLamb, features some of the best musicians locally and from further afield in one of the friendliest, charming most fun-filled boozers around!
So why not pop down? Soak up the wonderful atmosphere with a cheese board and some real ale, listen to awesome acts and get ready to treat your ears, be inspired, sing along and clap your feet.
This month's awesome line up features:
Songwriting duo from West London. Currently working on a debut album. New material coming soon!
More commonly seen as part of The Lagan, Brendan will be doing a rare solo set for us.
Mark Mathews Music
Mark Mathews is a London based singer-songwriter who writes catchy, indie-pop tunes with a folk edge. He has been voted one of the best artists in London by readers of the Metro newspaper, awarded first place in the Indie International Songwriting competition, nominated for 2 Indy Music Awards for best live act and been played on BBC Introducing.
11th March 8.30pm
THE GLASS MOUNTAINS - Sunday Sessions
COUNTRY HEART, BIG CITY SOUL
South-east London is a long way from Nashville but The Glass Mountains are bringing their brand of country to the capital one gig at a time.
The band, whose name refers to the London skyline and the invisible barriers between rich and poor communities, say their heart is in country but their feet are firmly in the city.
Based south of the river, the band’s songs are just as likely to feature inner city life as dirt roads, pickup trucks and cowboys and if a song sounds more RnB than Tennessee then that’s just fine.
Lead singer Owen Davies added: “Our music is a reflection of country’s diversity with influences from soul, pop, blues, bluegrass as well as classic country.”
He goes on to cite artists like Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and Sam Bush who are pushing the boundaries of what defines country music. “The Glass Mountains are built on a solid country foundation and that will always shine through at the end of the day.”
14th March 8.30pm
ANDY TWYMAN - An Evening With
Come and spend a bluesy Wednesaday with Andy Twyman - One Man Band
When Andy released the first ever naked Christmas music video it hit the national headlines, leading The Mirror newspaper to ask “Is this the best Christmas music video ever?” With the topics of his songs ranging from chickens to Luxembourg via Pot Noodle, 24 year old Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock and roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Having performed on BBC Three and Channel 4, Andy’s reputation is growing as a highly original and entertaining act.
Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica. Before hitting 18, he had gigged as a solo act in top London venues including The Jazz Café and 100 Club. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on influences as diverse as Muddy Waters, Monty Python, the White Stripes and Noel Fielding he developed a one man band show. In recent years Andy has brought this show to Spain, the Netherlands and France, has had airplay on BBC Radio Kent and London’s Resonance 104.4FM, and has had articles written about his music in The Sun, the Mirror, and The Daily Mail newspapers. When the summer arrives, Andy finds himself having fun at festivals all over the country inducing laughter and dancing amongst the drunk and disorderly. Allow Andy to tickle your funny follicles with lyrics absurd and profound, and dazzle your ear drums with music and sound. You know you want too.
"The master of the one man band...a first class musician and songwriter"
Blues in Britain Magazine
"The audience realised they were in the presence of a real entertainer, a provider of a refreshing blast of new blues"
Blues Matters Magazine
“His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley”
"A one man band with edge...an excellent, versatile, contemporary singer songwriter that gives the blues a new take with humour"
Lancashire Blues Archive
18th March 8.30pm
THE 286 - Sunday Sessions
We are delighted to welcome back The 286!
A seven piece band from London, The 286 dare to cross the genres of indie rock and classical music. By clashing rock & roll riffs with cellos and violins, The 286 create a unique sound that you expect from a musical collaboration between The Beatles and Beethoven.
21st March 8.30pm
An Evening With - Jude Roberts
Evocative and refreshingly melodic, Jude Roberts’ music makes you feel as though you’ve rediscovered a song you never knew. This emerging Americana artist lives in America’s most famous small town- Woodstock, NY- a musically supportive and socially vibrant place for many songwriters, past and present.
Jude’s live record, “Perfect Shell”, is a collaborative effort with Rob Stein (The Mammals Feat. Mike + Ruthy, Bob Dylan Band) playing pedal steel, acoustic guitar, and co-piloting as producer. This EP is a collection of recent songs, as well as a few of Roberts’ earlier, unpublished works reimagined.
25th March 8.30ppm
THE VERY LAZY SUNDAYS - Sunday Sessions
The Very Lazy Sundays; purveyors of breezy tunes, slam poetry, smooth brews and good times!
Formed in 2010 The Lazy Sundays breezy tunes carry influences sweeping from 60's Pop to elements of late 90's lo-fi Hip Hop. The Sundays have a small claim to fame; they were finalists in the UK Songwriting Competition with their entry "Jog on" a song that sampled the vocals of George's then 7 year old daughter . They have also released a single "Take me home" in support of Help for Heroes.