LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS FOR THE SPINNING TOP
Thursday 22nd Feb – MANDY MONTGOMERY’S ANGELS
Friday 23rd Feb – THE SPINNING TOP SESSIONS
X5 acoustic artists playing mostly original material. Put together and hosted by Stockport singer songwriter Heidi Dewhirst. A lovely laid back intimate atmosphere.
What a line up! :-
Early 8.45pm start
Saturday 24th Feb – RAMSHACKLE BLUES
These players have so much pedigree it’s easier to read up about them below. Top class blues coming our way with songs from their album Eleventh Hour and a pile of non obvious covers. Do not miss Ramshackle Blues!
Wednesday 28th Feb – RAGTAG BAND
The Ragtag’s are in for their monthly folk residency. An electric folk band playing covers originally from various genres. http://www.theragtagband.co.uk/
Thursday 1st March – VEINS HEAVY ROCK NIGHT
Friday 2nd March – VICTOR BROX
First time here for the legend that is Victor Brox with band (Trio)
Saturday 3rd March – THE UPLIFTERS + support
The big ska band return with their high quality original material + cover. Support tbc
Thursday 8th March – THE REMOVAL MEN
Stockport’s RnB legends return for their monthly residency. Later start of 9.40 tonight
Friday 9th March – AZIZ’S PROJECT ASIAN BLUES
Change of date this month. Please note it’s Thurs 15th!
Ex Stone Roses guitarist / Ian Brown collaborator Aziz Ibrahim continues his residency here 2nd Friday of every month with special guests . 9pm start.
Saturday 10th March – 4 PAST MIDNIGHT / MUTHA LOVIN’ CHIMPS
Wednesday 14th March – ACOUSTIC JAM SING-A-ROUND
Our monthly singaround evening. A big friendly circle of musicians/singers taking in turns to lead. No pressure, just play along or even watch if you like.
Thursday 15th March – MANDY MONTGOMERY’S ANGELS
Classic RnB / rock & roll / pop covers from Mandy and band. BIG voice and stage presence matched by her experienced band.
Friday 16th March – LEAF PROMOTIONS BEST OF
Saturday 17th March – CRAFTY DOG
With their early year hiatus over the boys are back.
Thursday 22nd March – KATALINA KICKS + support
Friday 23rd March – SINNERBOY (Rory Gallagher Tribute)
£6 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425187 £7 on the door.
Rory Gallagher sadly passed away in 1995, but had a huge impact on the world of blues and rock and is recognized as Ireland’s first real ”rock star”, blazing the trail for many major Irish acts to follow on the international stage.
Apart from his reputation as one of the greatest ever exponents of the electric guitar, Rory’s enduring musical legacy has received fresh recognition and attracted a new generation of younger fans over recent years. He was a prolific composer, recording no fewer than fifteen albums of highly original soulful blues and blazing rock material.
On the first anniversary of Rory’s sad passing Barry Barnes promoted the first ever British tribute concert to his lifelong hero. Barry says “As the months went on, I had it in my mind that something should be done to commemorate Rory’s death, and to celebrate the huge contribution he made to the rock and blues scene, influencing so many great players over
the years. I had this idea to put on a tribute to him one year on from his passing. The place was rammed, I couldn’t believe it that so many people remembered Rory and his music, and felt the same way I did. It was so moving.
Then the next day, I woke up late to a message on my answer machine from Donal Gallagher, Rory’s brother, asking me to ring him back! He was lovely, and said how grateful he was that Rory’s music was living on in this way. I was very touched by his phone call, and he continues to be very supportive of what we do.”
Then in 2000 Barry went on to form Sinnerboy with the sole intention of keeping Rory’s memory and music alive.
Barry on lead guitar and vocals is joined by Steve Richardson on drums and Dave Burns on bass, all three highly talented musicians who are passionate about playing Rory’s music. Sinnerboy have a huge reputation for faithfully recapturing the sound and excitement of a live Rory gig. They have played a major role in promoting the revival of Rory’s music for the last sixteen years and apart from gigging extensively in the UK and Ireland, have headlined Rory Gallagher tribute events in England, Holland, Belgium,
Germany, Greece, Spain, Norway and the USA.
In Barry’s words “I may have driven all day, humped amps up stairs and feel completely shattered, but as soon as I plug in my Strat, hit the first chord and see the smiles on the people’s faces the weariness falls away.”
You don’t even have to be a Rory fan already to appreciate the blistering blues/rock that Sinnerboy produce, but you no doubt will be by the end of the gig!
Check their website www.sinnerboy.co,uk
Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/SinnerboyUK
Or on Twitter @Rory_Sinnerboy
Listen to Sinnerboy here: https://soundcloud.com/user-519961147/in- your-town
Watch and listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbe_SpjuCd4
Sunday 20th May – LARRY GARNER & THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND
Saturday 4th Aug – STATED QUO
One of Europe’s foremost Quo tributes. Headed by Black Zeppelin’s Mike Grady so you know it’s going to be awesome!
Friday – BAND OF LORDS Stockport’s blues-rock supergroup. Pete Gallagher (Trip Advizorz & ex Casual Ties), Charlie Rachel Kay (session bassist), Paul Burgess (10CC’s drummer)
You can check out Barry’s Atlanta Roots history below.