Tobacco Factory

Live Music

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

24 May


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


31 May


ESPRESSO! a perfect blend of deep, rich, smooth and sweet notes that pack 
a strong taste for Swing, 50’s classics and the Great American Songbook.
Espresso! has flavours of guitars, double bass, violin and vocals,  giving depth, 
rhythm and sparkling satisfaction to the last drop.
Susie Fugle sings  “ with warmth and depth of feeling - this is expressive, elegant, high charm jazz ”.

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

7 June


Clayton Denwood is a singer-songwriter – and first-rate musician –
whose work easily bears comparison to his great predecessors in that
shining line: his fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen, for one; or another
boy from the North Country, Bob Dylan. Indeed, Clayton honed his
musical chops for years down in Woodstock with some of Dylan's old
comrades like Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko. He also
worked the proving grounds in the clubs of London, New York City,
Montreal and Toronto.

“Denwood pours the unsettled spirit of the age into worldly folk-rock of
the Bob Dylan/Neil Young variety…”
John Harris – the Guardian

14 June


You’ll know the faces but maybe not the tunes – it’s Sheelanagig’s  demonic fiddle and guitar players turning their backs on the Balkans and heading for the Old-Time country in search of moonshine, bluegrass and ‘a spittoon full of sweet vocal harmonies.”

21 June


Mr Dowland's Midnight is Simon Leach on oud, Knud Stüwe on guitar and Jake McMurchie on saxophones. named after one of John Dowland's most melancholic lute pieces. They perform, alongside their own compositions, arrangements of music by Eric Satie and Lennon and McCartney, as well as jazz, blues and traditional Middle Eastern and Sephardic music.

28 June


"Andi studied fine art at university and his music reflects the darkly humorous and deeply affecting absurdities of his canvasses. Sometimes billed as the Fingerless Hoodlum, Andi in fact possess some of the nimblest guitar and banjo-picking digits currently to be found pretty much anywhere. Debut long-player 'Molton Sea' captured his rich textures and baritone voice to stunning effect, drawing listener comparisons to Syd Barrett and Nick Drake - artists who similarly managed to butterfly-pin the strangeness of English life in music. The soundtrack to resting on a  broken tree in mulchy woods."

5 July


"Full of such bright, tuneful moments, this will really take-off in an intimate live setting" fRoots Magazine

"Brilliant - love this sound! If you want a bit of early summer, then get this in your ear-holes!" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

"Such is the blast of sunshine this emanates, it might well cure rickets" Venue Magazine

12 July

JUST 3 / 8pm

Just 3 are a vocal harmony trio who perform their own arrangements of well known soul/motown, gospel and pop songs.