1st July, 8pm
Sunday Sessions JOHN ELLIOT
We are absolutely delighted to welcome John back to The Lamb.
He is an extraordinarily talented West Yorkshire-born multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer.
‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
'A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and
lavish orchestration...one of the supposed genre’s
grandest successes thus far' - Dots and Dashes
‘Just exquisite’ - Fresh on the Net
4th July, 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:
Mark Mathews Music
Returning to play for us London based Singer-Songwriter, Mark Mathews, has been described as, “arguably the hardest working solo artist in the UK right now” (Rock Shot Magazine), and it is no wonder why. His continued commitment to tour across the UK and the globe, playing his infectious folky Indie-Pop tunes, has seen him perform with Andy Fairweather-Low, Dodgy, Frank Turner, The Draytones and Dan Le Sac - not to mention a performance for the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn!
Timothy Daniel Whitaker
Tim will be playing songs from his latest solo *Just a Jester" project and others.
Peter is the face behind the well known hair often seen at The Lamb. He will be gracing the stage to play a rare solo set for us!
5th July, 8pm
CELTIC PUNK NIGHT
A 6 piece folk punk unit from Hastings Matilda's Scoundrels have been building a solid reputation up and down the country over the past couple of years blending traditional punk instruments with accordion, mandolin, tin whistle and gravelly vocals makes for an exciting mix of music which has had hundreds of bodies moving, feet tapping and beer flowing.
Rare solo set from local boy done good Brendan. Expect Lagan songs as you never heard them before and a smattering of covers from well known Irish folk to something a little more unusual.
Equal parts punk rock and world music, Irish-American multi-instrumentalist TC COSTELLO is as likely to play a centuries-old Korean love song as a Dead Kennedys cover. His shows feature many instruments such as guitar, accordion or the Khaen, an ancient bamboo instrument from Laos, where he studied the instrument in 2010. His original songs, based on world music but with punk intensity, are often humorous, sometimes political, but always fun... and without exception, his songs go well with beer!
8th July, 8pm
Sunday Sessions LOS KAMER
The band was formed in 2007 by Mr. Kamer, and starting out as a surf band, they began their journey in independent music.
The project began to change its members. Their first album was recorded under the name "KAMER SURFERS"
Named "Una Tarde de Amore" and released towards the end of 2011, it reached many of the most important music forums in Mexico city's new independent music scene.
Now with 7 members each with their own musical ideas a new sounds began to work and continues to grow day by day. Members with different tastes and ideas are learning to use every tool at their disposal to keep making music. They arrived recently from their first, very successful tour of Europe, and are seeking to expand their sound across the entire globe.
Los Kamer had a brief hiatus in 2013 after the exit of a couple of members, but towards the end of that year Kamer and Alan took the project up again, now in search of a new sound, with swing, jazz and balkan based intentions, and with more experience under their belts.
11th July, 8pm
An Evening With ANDY TWYMAN
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
15th July, 8pm
Sunday Sessions PHIL KING
Phil King has performed all over the UK, at festivals and fayres, in pubs, clubs and bars, on bandstands and boats, and once in a beautiful treehouse. He performs regularly in Paris and has also played in Zurich, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York and Weston-Super-Mare. Phil has had his music played on many local radio stations and also by Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq and Alex Lester on BBC Radio.
18th July, 8pm
An Evening With TENSHEDS
for an evening of the weird and the eerie…
Tensheds returns to The Lamb due to popular demand. Once again, Tensheds brings his unique style of blues and balladry. His audacious showmanship and Rachmaninoff style piano skills deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background. He is touring his 3rd album ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’ – which won him yet more critical acclaim from the likes of Classic Rock “You’ll believe his hype”, Vive Le Rock “Genius” and live sessions on BBC Radio. He is also a recent recipient of the Discretionary Rock Award presented to him by Rick Wakeman at The House Of Lords.
Honing his craft in the time-honoured tradition, hoboing the road, Tensheds has along the way supported artists such as John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Hazel O’Connor, Beans On Toast, Paul Young, Roger Chapman, Spear Of Destiny, Blockheads, Paul Kelly, and James Burton as well as recent tours as piano player with Beans On Toast and Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind. Is it an wonder Tensheds has been labelled “Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Waits’ love child”.
"A very rare talent" - Rick Wakeman
"Jerry Lee Lewis meets Tom Waits via The White Stripes" - Ventnor Fringe
"He's exceptional" – MOJO
22nd July, 4pm
Super Sunday Sessions THE DUSTBOWL SINNERS
The Dustbowl Sinners
“The best thing to ever come out of Staines” – Keith Richards.
From the unrelenting windswept plains of Byfleet and New Haw, and the brutal wilderness that is Staines-Upon-Thames, comes the musicians' collective known as “The Dustbowl Sinners”. The playing of soulful Roots and Americana music most Thursday evenings after tea, has become their only release from the merciless savagery of day to day existence in the abyss of wretchedness that is North Surrey / South-West Middlesex.
Formed in 2018, and ready to release something or other by mid-summer.
The Sinners contribute thusly:
Peter Harmer - Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar (the weird banjo kid in “Deliverance” was actually inspired by Peter)
Alex Tedesco – Guitar (If it’s in Am and didn’t quite make the top 40 then Alex probably wrote it)
Stefanie Penkey – Accordion and Washboard (Poached from a local Bavarian style yodelling choir)
Al Butler – Harmonica (Retired session musician – remember the harp intro on Karma Chameleon?)
Ed Gallagher – Dobro (Ex Nashville session guy, moved to Staines – It’s a long story………….)
Ewan Penkey – Double Bass (Played 2nd Cello to Julian Lloyd Webber, then picked up the wrong case at an airport).
22nd July, 8pm
Sunday Sessions BLACKBERRY WOOD
Very much looking forward to welcoming Kris back to the Lamb, this time with his full band!!
From the playing the biggest festivals in the world to hangin' in your back yard Blackberry Wood whisks you away to a wild crazy barn dance in the back of the carnival, with carnies and magical circus folk!!! A reputation for high-energy and unbelievably exciting dance floor shakin' shows follows Blackberry Wood every stage they're on. When you spot them they'll be coming down the road looking like a travelling minstrel show, all dressed up to make ya smile inside!
29th July, 8pm
Sunday Sessions LOUIS BRENNAN
London based Dubliner Louis Brennan is a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition. His folk however aren't the field hands and travelling minstrels of yore but the repressed middle managers and ennui-ridden urbanites of late stage capitalism. They populate tales of bad sex, half-drunk commutes and interpersonal claustrophobia delivered in Brennan's cracked baritone, at times embarrassingly intimate, at times spuriously broad, peppered with pitch-black humour.Brennan has performed in many guises on many stages and is known for a live show that takes the listener on a journey, turning the mirror from himself onto the audience, commanding dynamics as if conducting an orchestra not standing alone with an acoustic guitar.