LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS FOR THE SPINNING TOP
Thursday 20th – HOWLIN’ MAT
– Some words about Mat –
A man who had a good job, career, house, marriage & family but gave it all up to go out on the road playing hard rockin, boogie blues! — The Spinning Top
A blistering set of blues songs and stories played by ‘Howlin Mat’, an English version of ‘Seasick Steve’ who mirrors him in living an almost semi nomadic life to live the dream of playing the blues.” – The Old Bush Blues Festival 2015
“The large Ripley crowd were very impressed with support act, Howlin’ Mat, who played and sang a number of Blues classics. In between he kept the audience well entertained with his chat.” – Andy Herrington, Ripley Blues
Friday 21st jULY – THE SENSATIONAL BALL & CHAIN GANG BAND
Saturday 22nd July – SHOWCASE, THE BEST OF LEAF PROMOTIONS
Leaf Promotions showcase night moves to sat night for July & Aug. X3 quality original bands. 9.15pm
JOHN DHALI BAND
Wednesday 26th July – RAGTAG BAND
The Ragtag’s are in for their monthly folk residency. An electric folk band playing covers originally from various genres .
Thursday 27th July – THE SPINNING TOP SESSIONS 8pm
Local singer songwriter Heidi Dewhirst brings us X5 acoustic artists playing mostly their own material. 8 – 11PM
Lots of info on Heidi’s Spinning Top Session page including artist links and samples….here…..
Friday 28th July – TBC
Saturday 29th July – THE DISTRACTIONS + SUPPORT £5 ADV / £6 DOOR
Manchester punk/new wave legends who first influenced bands like The Buzzcocks before adapting to ‘power pop’ with the release of their first album in 1980. An original Factory Records band before signing with Island Records. Shared stages with Buzzcocks, Magazine & Joy Division.
Checkout the full story…. http://www.thedistractions.co.uk/home.html
£5 advance from the bar or £6 on the door
Thursday 3th August – VEINS HEAVY ROCK NIGHT
X3 original bands brought to you by Stockport’s Leaf Promotions.
Friday 4th August – TBC
Saturday 5th August – NICK BOLD & THE RAGING SEA
1st Sat of the month means our highest quality blues – rock bands. No exception this month. Check out Nick’s impressive bio here http://www.nickbold.co.uk/aboutnick.html
Sunday 6th August – ESCAPE ROUTE PRODUCTIONS Round 3
Wednesday 9th Aug – 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.
Hosted by Glynne, Kelvin, Phil & Zeb
Thursday 10th Aug – THE REMOVAL MEN
Friday 11th Aug – AZIZ’S PROJECT 70 ASIAN BLUES
Aziz Ibrahim continues his residency here 2nd Friday of every month with special guests……
Special guests – Ian Brown’s legendary percussionist INDER GOLDFINGER (+ his son Silverfinger Singh!)
AZIZ – #LordOfTheStrings proper chuffed! Me n me mate Inder Goldfinger playing together The Spinning Top #Stockport Fri 11th Aug. 9.15pm Gonna play an entire set of #IanBrown songs I co-wrote or contributed to. Oh, n’ check out the #photobomberbrown #Belfast in the background lol #DesiGuitR
Saturday 12th Aug – TEN EYED MAN
Classic rock covers and superb originals. These guys have gained a reputation here over the past 12 months.
And…..it’s Stockport County’s first home game of the new season!
Sunday August 20th – BLOWOUT BAND
Nick Steed, Kim Nishikawara and Steve Gibson of the Norman Beaker band join forces with old friends and seasoned players Tony Nicholls and Dave Dunne, performing some funky jazz and blues from artists such as David Sanborn, The Meters, Michael MacDonald, T.O.P, A.W.B, Dr.John, Professor Longhair amoungst others.
An evening of class musicianship blowing out the cobwebs
Nick Steed – Hammond/vocals/ LH Bass
Tony Nicholls – Piano/vocals/ LH Bass
Kim Nishikawara – Sax
Steve Gibson – Drums
Dave Dunne – Guitar/vocals
Saturday 26th Aug – THE HURT + Taureg Free entry
Rikki Turner (ex Paris Angels) warms up his new band The Hurt before heading out on tour.
Support comes from fem punk outfit Taureg. Chicks with picks n stix!
Saturday tbc – BAND OF LORDS
Stockport’s blues, rock super group. Barry Lord (ex Atlanta Roots), Pete Gallagher (Tripadvizorz ex Casual Ties), Paul Burgess (10CC) and new young female bassist Charlie Rachael Kay who will be making her debut here.
Atlanta Roots originals and blues rock covers by the likes of Tom Petty etc. You can check out Barry’s Atlanta Roots history below.
Thursday ?? Oct – NICK STEED BLUES TRIO
Nick Steed Blues Trio, featuring Steve Gibson (Norman Beaker Band)Drums, Peter Mason (Toss the feathers/Beautiful South)Guitar/Vocal and Nick Steed(Norman Beaker Band) on Keyboards/Lead Vocal and left hand bass.