Tobacco Factory

Live Music

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




5 February


THE NINETREE STUMBLERS / 8pm

Born a hundred years late and 4000 miles too far East, The Ninetree Stumblers dredge up nuggets of the Old Weird America from the crackly grooves of 78RPM shellac. Three multi-instrumentalists from Bristol, UK, the band trade guitars, banjos, fiddles and more, clambering from song to song through shows that set Moonshine-fuelled hoedowns against sombre Baptist hymns, cockeyed ragtime and sweetheart waltzes.

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12 February


TWO MAN TING / 8pm

Jah-Man Aggrey’s original songs tell their stories with a fine Afro-Caribbean style as his voice and djembe conjure up the rich musical flavours of Sierra Leone around Jon Lewis’s jangling palm wine guitar loops.

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19 February


DAISY CHAPMAN / 8pm

Taking her dark lyrical cues from Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, this instantly captivating pianist and "sinner-songwriter" paints a winter storm with song. Daisy's voice, her most powerful instrument, soars above classical piano to almost choral proportions, whilst the melodies are supported by dramatic fiddle and swelling cello.

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26 February


JOHN PEARCE / 8pm

The violin virtuoso returns with a stellar cast, for an evening of passionate, world-class Classical and Jazz.

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5 March


THOMAS FORD / 8pm

 


Camilla Johns & Andy Nowak met at a bluegrass festival. They are an English acoustic duo that like to have fun with American music; weaving together mandolin and guitar and singing songs of heartache and longing. 
 Their music is sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful; steeped in the American tradition and all that comes with it - from fiddle tunes to folk songs, from driving instrumentals and gentle ballads; some traditional, some self-penned.
Accomplished instrumentalists, they are a brand new duo that hail from a background of glitzy London folk bands, the Bristol jazz and UK acoustic music scene, with debut album of the year nominations and tuition from some of America's greatest acoustic musicians.

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12 March


JOHNS & NOWAK / 8pm

 


Camilla Johns & Andy Nowak met at a bluegrass festival. They are an English acoustic duo that like to have fun with American music; weaving together mandolin and guitar and singing songs of heartache and longing. 
 Their music is sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful; steeped in the American tradition and all that comes with it - from fiddle tunes to folk songs, from driving instrumentals and gentle ballads; some traditional, some self-penned.
Accomplished instrumentalists, they are a brand new duo that hail from a background of glitzy London folk bands, the Bristol jazz and UK acoustic music scene, with debut album of the year nominations and tuition from some of America's greatest acoustic musicians.

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19 March


THE FLAMENCO THIEF / 8pm

 


Craig Sutton, better known as The Flamenco Thief, delivers a unique blend of gypsy-jazz, rumba and ska fused together with intricate Flamenco guitar techniques.

During live performances the English solo-guitarist uses the body of his guitar as a percussive instrument, and with a loop station layers metronomic hip-hop beats to get audiences dancing.

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26 March


THE SCHMOOZENBERGS / 8pm

 



Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs bring you their bouncy, uplifting gypsy swing show!
Inspired by the genius of their musical heroes, the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Parisian violin virtuoso Stephane Grappelli, The Schmoozenbergs put their own unique stamp on this evocative and joyful musical style…Expect irresistible rhythms, lyrical melodies, playful improvisation and intricate musical interplay, coming together to create a heart warming, hip swinging sound.

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2 April


THE OPEN SECRETS / 8pm

 



The Open Secrets combine the best of modern country and old-time mountain music. Their brand of Americana will put you in mind of  Ryan Adams, the Band and Gillian Welch. They write and play with an emotional intensity that is all their own.

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