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Friday 12th July

SOAAR presents

Shanghai Treason

Those cheeky Yorkshire flatcap banjo folk rockers Shanghai Treason have gone from strength to strength since launching in late 2019. It's a rebellious, rawkus, festival friendly, high octane, knees up, feel good, party atmosphere kind of performance, leaving audiences in big tops, venues and fields alike with smiles all round reaching for a fresh round of pints, or two, or more likely three, it's just that kind of music. They've supported and toured with the likes of Ferocious Dog, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, Skinny Lister, Hayseed Dixie, The Undertones, From The Jam, Mad Dog Mcrea, The Rumjacks, Terrorvision & many more. The Sheffield based band's latest album 'Brave Willing & Strong' landed in September 2023 and received much critical acclaim. All aboard the good ship treason... docking at a port near you soon! “Leave you feeling happy but exhausted from hopping up and down on your feet” V13 "An accomplished and considered debut" Vive Le Rock Magazine

Yorkshire Flatcap Banjo Punks New album 'Brave, Willing & Strong' out now!

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Saturday 13th July

Katie Fitzgeralds presents

Grupo Lokito

The Congo meets Cuba in an exuberant explosion of music.

 

Grupo Lokito create a modern-day cocktail of two of the great world musics; Fusing blistering contemporary Congolese grooves with the fire of Cuban music. The results have audiences dancing in a haze of energy.

The glorious melodious vocals of Congolese front men Eugene Makuta and Iddo Donnatell blend with soaring guitars courtesy of  guitarists Kenyan rising star Shama Shah and Congolese legend Ladi Mbala and the lilting keyboards of Latin piano player Sara McGuinness. All of this sits on top of the rhythmic powerhouse of Ernesto Marichales (drums), Emeris Solis (Congas) and Jimmy Martinez (Bass).

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Sunday 14th July

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter 

Larry Dean
Andrew Maxwell

LARRY DEAN: WORK IN PROGRESS Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee tries some new jokes. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Big Show and Shared Baggage. ★★★★★ - TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, HERALD “An absolute mastery of stand up, pulling faces, putting on voices, never missing a beat or the chance of a punchline.” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke ANDREW MAXWELL: THE BARE MAXIMUM (WORK IN PROGRESS) The double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee is coming to Stourbridge. 'Furiously funny' (Times). 'One of the funniest men in Britain' (Telegraph). 'If you can only see one stand-up act, see Maxwell' (Mirror). He's the winner of the Time Out Award for Best Live Comic, Chortle's Best Live Comedian and Channel 4's King Of Comedy. As seen on Live at the Apollo, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock The Week and the winner of Celebrity Mastermind. Also Andrew is also the voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.

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Friday 19th July

Katie Fitzgeralds presents

Spacehoppers

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Sunday 21st July

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter Comedy Club

Dan Nightingale
and Friends

 After two hugely successful national comedy tours, Dan Nightingale (host of the Have A Word Podcast) is doing something a little different in 2024: he's hosting a run of shows with some of his favourite comedians on the bill. With Dan doing what he does best and some of his very funny stand-up friends (or fiends) smashing sets... you won't want to miss out, these shows will be the very best type of comedy mayhem.

Lindsay Santoro

Since appearing as part of Best in Class in 2018, Lindsey has made numerous appearances across TV, radio and podcasts, including Comedy Central Live and Sarah Millican's Elephant in the Room (BBC Radio 4). She has recently supported Joe Lycett on tour including support at Wembley Arena. 2021 Finalist at the British Comedian of the Year and Best Newcomer nominee with this show at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe. "One of the most naturally hysterical and gifted comedians in recent memory" Joe Lycett "A star in the making" Chortle

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Thursday 25th July

Katie Fitzgeralds presents

JESSE SMITH

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Acclaimed singer songwriter and lead vocalist for Strictly Come Dancing, The Classic Rock Show and Led Zeppelin Symphonic - Jesse Smith, is thrilled to announce a short run of intimate shows for Summer 2023. In 2023 Jesse released his highly anticipated new single, “Bruises” as well as embarking on his first ever solo tour and headlining the iconic River Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. 2024 celebrates the limited edition blue vinyl & global online release of his album Songs From A Concrete Box.

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Friday 26th July

SOAAR presents

John Bramwell

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SoAaR by Arrangement with Outsider Artists are delighted that JOHN BRAMWELL will be performing a very intimate solo show at Katie Fitzgerald's in Stourbridge.

As the singer-songwriter in I Am Kloot from 1999 to 2014, John Bramwell achieved a Mercury Prize nomination for 2010’s The Sky At Night, a Top 10 chart position for 2013’s Let It All In, numerous UK and European tours and a triumphant farewell at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with an orchestra in 2014.

Now, as a solo artist, he’s travelling a very different path, his stunning new album The Light Fantastic is almost a complete U-turn from his Kloot-days. Darker clouds have been banished, there are now strings and four-part harmonies and a dozen gloriously exhilarating, beautifully crafted observed songs about life, humanity, the universe and everything else.

Saturday 27th July

STOURBRIDGE PRIDE 

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Happy Pride babs!

We are back this year at Katie's Secret Garden for another fabulous event celebrating the queer community of Stourbridge!

Expect live music, drag, stalls and art exhibition 

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Sunday 28th July

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter Comedy Club

Mark Simmons returns to Fitz of Laughter Comedy Club by popular demand with a work in progress for his new show, More Jokes! An exceptional one-liner comedian, Mark's profile has rocketed after going viral numerous times on social media with his short clips of improvising jokes based on topic suggestions from the audience. He was named the best circuit comic in the country by his peers in 2023 as he claimed the UK Comics' Comic Award, and has also appeared on Mock The Week. "Perfectly timed, clever one-liners" Leicester Mercury

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