Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

153 - Becky Mills & Ruth Angell

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Mrs Y’s gives a warm welcome return to Becky Mills. Becky, who has visited Mrs Y’s previously in other disguises including the much loved Waking the Witch and duo with other Witch Patsy Matheson, this time visits with fiddle player and Rachel Angell
A decade ago Becky Mills was recording solo albums and working with Pentangle and Fairport Convention – including singing Sandy Denny's part on their finale song, Joined the aforementioned Waking the Witch, co-wrote two successful albums and toured with them, playing Glastonbury, Trowbridge and Cambridge Folk Festivals to great acclaim. Close collaboration with Ashley Hutchings (Fairport, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band) followed. 
Ruth Angell plays fiddle in various setups including the much acclaimed Ashley Hutching’s Rainbow Chasers
Among their set they will performing tracks from Becky’s new critically acclaimed album “Dandelions” with reviews such as “Every now and again an album comes along that totally lifts the spirits” and caused folk Legend Mike Harding to write “I played this lady's CD twice tonight on a long drive home, I don't remember when I was so amazed at a singer / songwriter's work. No whining platitudes, strong stories and great arrangements and she sings from the soul.”

SUPPORT - Geoff Rob -Celtic & Spanish original guitar music from the heart - Brighton Fringe award winner 2018.


 

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

154 - Paul Cheese

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Paul Cheese is a musician, sound artist, producer, singer, cyclist and songwriter. His last album was written & recorded on a 4000 mile cycle across Europe. On the hunt for inspirational locations, he has written and recorded music in locations around the world, on the tops of mountains, to deep underground, old places, new places and even underwater, from pill boxes to ice caves, the Australian bush to the Grand Canyon.
His two solo albums; 'Just For The Record' and 'Just For The Record Too', have both been recorded on epic cycling trips whereby carrying  45 kg of recording equipment and instruments over 6000 miles. 
He has been featured on Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine, BBC World Service. Is In house band on the Channel 4 show 'Here's Johnny'. Been commissioned by the BBC to create a piece of music for the Turner Contemporary Gallery's 5th Anniversary
A bit of everything in there, so will be an entertaining evening of just about anything.

SUPPORT - MILTON HIDE
 

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Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

155 - Alvin Youngblood Hart

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To close our 2018  and 10th year Mrs Y’s proud to announce a visit of a solo outing by Grammy Award-winning Alvin Youngblood Hart, who has been described as the cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray.  Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Hart was born in Oakland, California, and spent some time in Carroll County, Mississippi, in his youth, where he was influenced by the Mississippi Country Blues performed by his relatives.  Hart is known as one of the world’s foremost practitioners of country blues.
After two decades on the road, Alvin continues to delight audiences worldwide. Multi – award winner and nominee, way too many to list here but the list includes Grammies, numerous Blues awards including best guitarist and even a BBC Blues record of the year.
As he says ‘When I was a 15 year old kid in my room , I would never believe that I would someday play legendary venues like the Hollywood Bowl , Royal Albert Hall or Mrs Yarringtons Music Club.(That last bit may not be quite what he said) You couldn’t have told me that I’d be in the studio with Taj Mahal, or play onstage with the Allman Brothers Band and members of Thin Lizzy. Some days, it’s a dream job…’
This visit to Mrs Y’s of an acclaimed world class musician should not to be missed by any fan of blues or roots music.
‘The boy got thunder in his hands!’ Taj Mahal

SUPPORT - PILGRIM FATHERS
 

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Jan
22
7:30 PM19:30

156 - Andy Twyman

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If the winter blues has set we open 2019 with a gig that should bring up a bit of winter cheer. 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 pandas to Luxembourg via Pot Noodle, Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock and roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Having already performed at Glastonbury Festival, on BBC Radio, and on Channel 4, Andy’s reputation is growing as a highly original emerging artist.

Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica, often jamming with local musicians including Rory Graham (aka Rag and Bone Man). 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 performed twice on BBC Radio and on London’s Resonance 104.4FM, and has had articles written about his music in The Sun, the Mirror, and The Daily Mail newspapers. On Christmas Eve 2015, Andy's Christmas music video, 'A Naked Noël', was broadcast on Channel 4, and in 2017 Andy was interviewed on the London Live TV station to discuss his festival appearances and new live album release. When the summer arrives, Andy performs at festivals all over the country inducing laughter and dancing amongst the drunk and disorderly. Andy has performed at many of the biggest and best UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Standon Calling, and Green Gathering. Allow Andy to tickle your funny follicles with lyrics absurd and profound, and dazzle your ear drums with music and sound.

"The master of the one man band...a first class musician and songwriter”

Blues in Britain Magazine

"The audience realised that they were in the presence of a real entertainer, a provider of a refreshing blast of new Blues"

Blues Matters Magazine

"Andy Twyman is a one man 100% genuine blues boogie machine...like John Lee Hooker on acid with a touch of the clash thrown in"

Blog of the Blues

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Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

157 - Sean Taylor

We are pleased to welcome a return to Mrs Y’s as part of his latest European tour Sean Taylor

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Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the international roots and blues circuit. His new album 'Flood & Burn' was recorded in Austin, TX with legendary producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) ... Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie.

Think I’ll leave everything else to what other people have said.

''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror

''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine

''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine

''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro

''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

"Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb

''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10

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Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Zen Bicycle Band v Terry Riley's "In C"

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 St Mary's Church, Upper Lake, Battle

A Mrs Y's  special on-off event as  part of Battle Festival and again we visit St Mary's Church, Upper Lake, Battle as one of Mrs Y's favorites take on this iconic piece.   

Mrs  Yarringtons  Music  Club  presents THE  ZEN  BICYCLE  BAND  versus  Terry  Riley’s "IN C" .I  can’t  really  tell  you  what  is  going  to  happen  as no-one  knows!  Terry  Riley's  minimalist  classic  ͞"In  C͟" is  instantly  recognizable,  despite  the  fact  that  no  two  performances  of it  can  ever  be  the  same. "In  C"  score  is  made  from  53  musical  modules,  fragments  of musical  material  and  melodies.  The  players  move  steadily  through  the  fragments,  although  they  can  omit  them  as  well,  and  the  modules  can  be  played  faster  or  slower  than  written.  How  many  times  each  is  repeated,  and  how  long  a  performance  lasts,  will  vary  each  time  the  piece  is  played.  

The  Zen  Bicycle  Band  music  is  a  freeform  flowing  stream  of  connectivity  between  three  individual  players  created  entirely  spontaneous.  They  connect  with  the  audience,  in  harmony  and  also  directly  to  the  source  of  imagination  and  inspiration.  Every  performance  is  unique  to  that  moment  of  creation.  The  music  that  flows  from  the  ZBB  is  surprisingly  organised  and  profound.  Itis  not  mindless  unstructured  noodling.  Itis  effortless  music  without  the  mind  interfering.  They  would  not  normally  follow  any  kind  of  score  or  set  pattern  but  with  their  intuitive  music  and  Terry  Riley’s  free-flowing  score  this  will  be  a  one  moment  in  time  musical  event.  

Tickets £5 in advance £10 on door 

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Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

152 - Steve Rodgers

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Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, has just completed recording his much anticipated first album, due for release this year and produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens.
At 14 he began to write his own songs on guitar and piano. He started a band with his friends at 17, ‘Lost Sons of Davros’. From the ‘Lost Sons’ came ‘Boa’ they created two great albums – their first single ‘Duvet’ was the title track to the Japanese multi award- winning animation series Manga ‘Lain – Serial Xperiments’. They toured the States, the UK and after much enjoyment, Steve decided to follow his own path.

He has ‘guested’ at Wembley for Bad Company, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and the Robert Randolph Band. Tours have included support slots for Bad Company in the UK and Japan and his own headline dates in the UK and Canada. Steve has also supported The Deborah Bonham Band and Midge Ure on their respective tours in the UK and Europe. In 2014 he supported Bad Company again with Lynyrd Skynyrd for their coast to coast US tour and in September 2015 he joined Stackridge for a three month tour of the UK. To coincide with his album release this year he will be touring again with Bad Company and Joe Walsh in the US and UK over four months.

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