Friday 2nd February
We are an Americana band from West Midlands, UK. We started out as a 3-piece acoustic band playing a mixture of covers (Fleetwood Mac, classic rock and folk) and then mixed our own original songs. Our debut album The Journey was released Easter 2021 and is having extensive play in the UK and further afield in Europe, Australia and USA.
"The Journey has something to seduce on many levels, thanks to a rather Pop Americana style, where Rock, Folk and Blues"
François Alaouret, Rock’n’Force
Katie Fitzgeralds presents
Saturday 3rd February
Funny Beeseness presents
Telly legend Bobby Davro headlines two shows in Stourbridge!
Comedian, actor, impressionist, singer - and a familiar face on our TV screens over the last four decades.
He made his TV debut in 1981, but his major breakthrough came with an appearance on Live at Her Majesty’s in 1983.
This led to his own prime-time Saturday night television shows ‘Bobby Davro on The Box‘, ‘Bobby’s Sketch Pad‘ and ‘TV Weekly‘, which immediately topped the ratings for six consecutive years and made Bobby a household name throughout the country.
Friday 9th February
Funny Beeseness presents
Wayne Beese (MC)
A BAFTA nominated and British Comedy Award winning writer, actor and comedian known for his hilarious one liners, poems, songs and stories.
He is probably best known for his starring role in BBC Three’s 3-season comedy ‘Uncle’ for which he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award in 2016 for Best Comedy Performance. He also starred as ‘Lemon’ alongside Romesh Ranganathan in Sky’s ‘The Reluctant Landlord’ in 2018.
Saturday 10th February
Man The Lifeboats
Man the Lifeboats play raucous, upbeat folk music, for those who like a drink with their tunes. This London five-piece use an array of instruments to craft songs with big choruses that tell stories.Formed in the wake of a blistering Skinny Lister gig back in 2016, Harvey, Rich, Sam, Aaron and Dan have taken their shared love of straight-up lyrics, lilting mandolin and fiddle melodies and stomping beats and created a sound that would not be out of place at a party at the end of the world.Influences? Well, up there with Skinny Lister we have the Pogues, Bellowhead, Waterboys, Tom Waits, Dylan, Springsteen, Frank Turner, Holy Moly & the Crackers, and of course, Chic.Throw all that in a cauldron and you end up with a blistering live experience, tales of lost evenings, ballads of doomed love and shanties about whisky-soaked nights, Michael Palin, and the end of the world.Tonic for these troubled times.
Friday 16th February
Blue Banana presents
Phil ( Swill) Odgers
Blue Banana Tuesdays proudly present…
An evening with Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers
with support from Eddy Morton and Paul Beadle
PHIL ‘SWILL’ ODGERS
Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is well known as singer and acoustic guitarist with award-winning folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang. He is also a formidable, well-loved and prolific solo artist in his own right. Born in Scotland to an Irish Mother and a Yorkshire Father and rerouted to the south of England as a kid, his writing style tells life stories with a conscience and a heart.
Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo, Toronto to Turin, have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after-hours lock in.
As the founder member of The New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils Eddy Morton toured the UK and Europe constantly for eleven years releasing 8 albums during which time the band appeared at every major Folk/Roots Festival in the UK and Europe including Cambridge, Cropredy, Skagen, Guildford, Dranouter, The Badentreffen and many more.
Paul Beadle has been an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and vocalist of the local folk scene for four decades (Journeyman, Whiteleaved Oak, Splatt, Birdbrother), enchanting audiences with his energetic and unique performance.
Saturday 17th February
Jess Silks Birthday Bash 2024
With music from:
A firm festival favourite, The Endings are a five piece celtic folk rock band playing tunes reminiscent of the Pogues and Dropkick Murphys, you'll have no choice but to get up and dance.
MATT JOHNSON & THE REPROBATES
With songs ranging in subject from love and family right through to politics and the plight of our wildlife, Matt Johnson & the Reprobates are one of our favourite bands to see live and we’re sure you’re gonna love them too.
Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play nine countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right.
JESS SILK TRIO
Jess Silk is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Black Country. Her shouty but melodic brand of folk/punk music often has her being likened to a female Frank Turner or Billy Bragg, and it gets people sitting up and listening. Armed only with an increasingly sticker-covered acoustic guitar and a distinctive, gravely voice that many don’t expect, Jess plays to audiences up and down the UK.