Tobacco Factory

Live Music

Every Sunday we showcase some of the regions finest musicians from 8pm.




26 April


THEO BARD / 8pm

Inspired songwriter and live music obsessive, Theo Bard is to be found in all the most beautiful, unusual and intimate music spots across the UK, singing his own unique brand of urban folk. His expert picking on the guitar, bold beats and uplifting lyrics combine to make a sound that is both timeless and contemporary, reflecting the diversity of his beloved London.

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3 May


ALEX TAYLOR / 8pm

Already compared by reviewers to the likes of Bill Withers, John Martyn and Jeff Buckley, Alex Taylor is a troubadour of world‐class standing. His unique style splices elements of jazz, folk and electronica to place Alex's powerful, shape-shifting voice firmly in the spotlight. Prepare yourself for an energetic and passionate vocal performance, dextrous and original acoustic playing and some loop pedal trickery for good measure.

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10 May


JOANNA SWAN QUARTET / 8pm

Lounge, Blues and Jazz. Singer Jo Swan and guitarist Nick Pullin have over 25 years experience in the music business.
They have performed in a wide variety of settings and locations around the UK and Europe.
In 2002 their band Ilya signed a major recording deal with Virgin Records and Chrysalis Publishing. Their original songs have been used extensively in high profile adverts (Cacharel, Revlon, YSL) as well as numerous TV shows and movies.
Prior to their recording career with Ilya they played for many years as a jazz duo and quartet performing at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Café, The Lyceum and The Groucho Club (along with many others). The Jo Swan Quartet is a return to their roots playing the music of other songwriters.
With their passion for the classic songs from the 1930’s all the way through to the present day, The Jo Swan Quartet will surprise and enchant with their unique approach to familiar songs. Their re-arrangement’s of hits past and present incorporate rhythms as infectious as Rumba and Reggae, Salsa and Swing.  From Cole Porter to T-Rex, Irving Berlin to Kylie Minogue, Jo Swan and her band provide a fun, musical evening full of melody, excitement and passion!

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17 May


PEDROGRAD / 8pm

"Acoustic global collaboration Pedrograd cherry-pick the most infuriatingly catchy folk tunes from around the world and then render them irresistible with consummate musicianship and a big sense of fun" (Venue magazine)

Pedrograd are:
Pete Wilk - accordion
Pete Judge - trumpet
John Pearce - violin
Dave Archer - guitar
Trevor Davies - drums

Purveyors of cosmopolitan sonorities since the year 2000, Pedrograd (formerly known as Chalupki) have gathered a unique repertoire of passionate Klezmer wedding tunes, Balkan footstompers, Mexican polkas, gypsy-swingers, waltzes, musettes, tangos, fandangos, Italian film-themes, and even some unexpected originals, all delivered with customary panache and authenticity.

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24 May


THE MAE TRIO / 8pm

With their roots firmly planted in folk tradition, the award-winning Australian trio is a breath of fresh air on the contemporary folk scene. Incorporating stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and lyrical sophistication these youngsters are on a rapid rise.

“spine-tingling harmonies”
– The Scotsman

“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene”- Rhythms

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31 May


ESPRESSO! / 8pm

Swing Jazz Standards including Great American Songbook
and 50’s classics from :

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: John Hadden
Upright Bass & Guitar: Paul Mahon
Violin:  Katie Wilson
Vocals: Susie Fugle