Hens’ Teeth & The Lancastrian Pedaller Frog

  • Hens’ teeth
  • Rocking horse poo
  • Affordable housing in London
  • Trevor Brooking heading the winning goal in a FA Cup final
  • The Tories actually caring about the most vulnerable in our society
  • Piers Morgan turning out to be a decent human being
  • Time slowing down as you get older
  • Peace, love and understanding across the globe
  • Ordering a meal in an Indian restaurant and refusing the poppadoms and pickle tray
  • The Janskys playing a gig

Unlikely things indeed….

…. wait a second, no no sorry the Tories really don’t care. But hang on a minute – a couple of those items on the above list may actually be possible…..

It has been pointed out that West Ham did in fact beat Arsenal 1-0 in the 1980 FA Cup Final with (Sir) Trevor Brooking indeed scoring the winning goal with an extremely uncharacteristic header! Happy days, hazy memories of youth.  Evidence your honour: westhamsweetvictory

Mmmm, so what’s the other possibility from the list….  WTF – The Janskys are playing a gig!

The lost chord

The lost chord

Pat and Damian have collected their guitars from Miss Havisham’s house and dusted them down, and, after buying a copy of Bert Weedon’s ‘Play in a Day‘ they are pretty sure they both now know two of the three chords that most of their own tunes contain.  Whether it’s the same two chords we’ll have to wait and see.

Getting back on stage is surely like getting back on your bike, although the mental and physical scars from Damian’s childhood crash off his Noddy-car coloured bicycle still give him nightmares.

wheels of terror

wheels of terror

However, these scars are not as bad as the night tremors he has suffered since casting eyes upon Pat in full lurid green cycling lycra looking like some lesser spotted Lancastrian pedaller frog.

Anyway, the lads are happy to announce that they will be doing a wee slot at Wagon Wheel Media’s Tramlines event on Sunday 26th July 2015 at Shakespeares.  The Janskys will be onstage at about 3.30pm for a rare 30 minute performance.  A full listing for the event can be found here: Wagonwheelmediatramlines2015 .  This Tramlines fringe event is free and will feature a whole host of great acts across two stages.

Hope to see you there.

JB, July 2015

Warrilow: There comes a time…..

Rhys Bethell is a musician who performs his music under the name Warrilow.  Formerly based in Sheffield, in 2013 he relocated to Newcastle.  He is preparing to release his first EP of studio recordings.  It will be called Chief and it’s been a long time coming….

There are three things to know about Rhys Bethell – he has a captivating voice; his dexterity on a guitar is mesmerising; and he deserves recognition.  He’s moving to Newcastle, which makes me sad because Sheffield is losing a true talent”.
Toast, Issue 40

Rhys Bethell, the artist now known as Warrilow (photo: Gerard F Morgan)

I first got to know Rhys in 2008 when we worked together in Sheffield.  Despite him being nearly young enough to be my son, we soon struck up a friendship and would chat about all sorts including a shared love of music.  He revealed that he was a singer and guitarist but seemed somewhat reticent to share his muse with the wider world, satisfied to sit at home tinkering in his bedroom studio.  After some sustained encouragement from family, friends and work colleagues he eventually ventured into the live arena.

Occasionally performing on the same bill, I saw hints of the performer he would become.  His guitar playing style was already fully formed, his dexterous spider-like fingers adventurously exploring the fretboard bringing to mind the playing of Nick Drake and Jose Gonzalez.  His voice in those early days gave away the nerves within.  This was somewhat surprising because when you meet him he exudes such an easy going nature.  If only he could channel that into his music and performance….

Well it seemed all that was needed was some more of that stuff called life and experience.  Leaving our shared workplace Rhys set off on his travels finding inspiration in the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand returning with a tattoo and an awakened verve.  He studied for a Creative Writing degree at the University of Sheffield and joined a band for a while, slowly finding his own creative voice.

By the time he opened for The Janskys, when we launched our LP in July 2013, the transformation was long complete.  His voice had a maturity and the melodies of his newer songs matched the guitar virtuosity.  He was also at ease with the crowd.

“As expected the evening got off to a wonderful start with a spellbinding set by Rhys Bethell accompanying himself on the Spanish guitar made for him by his partner’s father.  A beautiful instrument beautifully played.  The crowd were held captive to this young man’s unassuming delivery of incredibly intricate vocal and guitar melodies”.
Sawayaka Sheffield July 2013

Warrilow, the artist formerly known as Rhys Bethell (photo: Gerard F Morgan)

Warrilow, the artist formerly known as Rhys Bethell (photo: Gerard F Morgan)

He describes his music as ghost-folk: inspired by traditional folk, story-telling and poetry, building songs around atmosphere based upon melodic playing and metrical lyrics.

You can hear some examples on his Soundcloud page.

Since moving to Newcastle Rhys/Warrilow has become more focused on his music, posting regularly on YouTube – including a brave and enchanting version of John Lennon’s Imagine.

 

 

One eye on the Green Man Festival

One eye on the Green Man Festival

He has featured on BBC Radio Newcastle, has ambitions to play the Green Man Festival and is now set to release his EP ‘Chief‘ recorded at Loft Music studios in Newcastle with producer Liam Gaughan.  In his own words….  “These tunes took every ounce to write, and I’d love to see them realised fully: as a beautiful CD that I can put into your hands.  This music is very important to me, it would mean worlds to me to send them out as more than just wavelengths and pixels”.

So, Warrilow has launched a ‘Kickstarter’ campaign for fans and patrons to help fund the pressing of the CD.  It’s an innovative way of getting your music out there, engaging your followers and making them part of the music making process.  Donations for pre-orders can be made between £3 and £23 and there is a deadline of 30 days for the campaign to reach the initial target of £1400.  This will ensure the project is funded.

Artwork for the 'Chief' EP

Artwork for the ‘Chief’ EP

 

The great news is that the money pledged has already passed the target after only three days since the launch; indeed, as things stand, Warrilow could well exceed the modest amount he had hoped to raise.

 

 

It’s easy to sign up, which you can do here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1380708546/chief-a-studio-ep-by-warrilow

By donating to the project we can help Warrilow release the Chief EP and possibly give him the scope to plan beyond this recording – to the next step along his creative path.

C’mon…. Let’s spread the joy!

DS
April 2015

 

Some further information/contacts for Warrilow:

Twitter: @Warrilowmusic

Facebook: facebook.com/warrilowmusic

Tumblr: warrilowmusic.tumblr.com

The War on (Apathy won by) Drugs

Despite having been to hundreds of gigs in my lifetime, if you were to draw a graph, there could be seen a slow and steady decline in my gig attendance in the last 10 years.  Not such a surprise really when I’m slowly mining deeper into the seam of middle age.

Back in the day, all of my twenties were spent living in London, and while gigging regularly with my band The Violet Years I was also out and about watching bands all over the Big Smoke taking in venues such as The Kilburn National, The Astoria (Charing Cross Road), The Forum (aka Town & Country Club – Kentish Town), Hammersmith Odeon, The Venue (New Cross) and Brixton Academy.  All could be reached with a 4 zone travel card from whichever postcode of South London I was currently residing in.  Journey times were of no consequence and varied enormously with night buses and unlicensed taxi drivers sometimes featuring in the journey home.  Up for work the next morning, no bother* (*occasional exceptions aside).

Fast forward a decade or two where I’m well settled in Sheffield, bang in the centre of the country, with a thriving music scene and the northern music mecca of Manchester and the favoured stop off for bands visiting Yorkshire – Leeds, less than an hour away.  But nowadays it seems it takes more and more to raise my interest enough to warrant the effort of leaving my sofa to seek out the thrills of live musical performance and even more so to venture beyond Sheffield.  I imagine this partly comes from having heard so much music that it takes something quite special to really connect and encourage live exploration.

This eventually leads to a cold Sunday night in Nottingham…

It was only towards the end of last year that The War On Drugs started to appear on my musical radar with their LP ‘Lost in the Dream‘ –

The War On Drugs 'Lost In The Dream' 2014

The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ 2014

a wonderful mix conjuring Dylan and Springsteen via a kaleidoscope of instrumental segues.  I found this combination fascinating.  When I read a little more about them I discovered the band was based in Philadelphia and built around singer, main songwriter and guitarist Adam Granduciel.  The latest LP was their third so if I actually made the effort to go and see them they would have quite a selection of material to draw from in a live setting.  The band’s UK tour was selling out as it went, but I noticed that their Nottingham date had been moved from a Wednesday to the Sunday of the same week so they could attend the Brit Awards – they’d been nominated for a gong for ‘Best International Group’.  They eventually lost out to the nicest man in rock and roll, Dave Grohl & his Foo Fighters.  By the way, Mr Grohl’s recent series ‘Sonic Highways’ is a fascinating look into the workings of bands, producers and studios alongside a musical history of eight American cities… but I digress.  The War On Drugs‘ loss at the Brits was a gain for myself and my good pals F and PB, as we were able to swoop in and purloin three returned tickets from unfortunate folk who either could not make the rescheduled date or could not face the thought of heading out on a Sunday night before a week’s nose to the grind.  Must admit I had to fight that feeling too.

Going out on a cold Sunday night... What was I thinking?

Going out on a cold Sunday night… What was I thinking?

F and PB who would help lift me from my Sunday sofa position.  It was actually their fault that I had a rather enjoyable time at the Green Man Festival a couple of years ago… {Green Man 2013 Diary & Review}… If you’re interested.

Anyway, it was arranged that I would meet PB in Sheffield at the rather wonderful Red Deer Pub to enjoy a swift pint while F would sit at home watching his beloved Spurs lose to current UKIP favourites, Chelsea, in The [insert company name here] Cup final.  F would then pick us up and drive us to Nottingham, Rock City… I mean Nottingham’s ‘Rock City’.

As PB and I enjoyed our pint we were accosted by a chap who started talking all things football but mainly about the travelling hooligans or ‘Firms’ as they are known in footie parlance.  We did our best to pretend we knew about the beautiful game, failing miserably – the conversation in the snug around the corner about being murdered in Tenerife, or dying in a plane crash on your way over to Tenerife, somehow seemed more appealing.

As arranged F picked us up from the pub and an hour later we were off the M1 and snaking towards Nottingham on the A610.  Compared to arriving in Leeds or Manchester this approach could almost be done blindfolded.  Ok, it does help that the venue is on the right side of town.

Rock City is a great all standing venue – a wide room rather than a long one with a good raised area all the around the edge of the room and a balcony too.  Really good sight lines from every angle.  Even with a sold out crowd it felt quite easy when moving around the space unlike in some venues where it really is ‘sardines’.  We were able to get centrally positioned, halfway between the mixing desk and stage – a perfect position for sound and to see the whites of Mr Granduciel’s eyes (if only he wasn’t back lit for most of the gig, which he would be, tsk!).

The War On Drugs Nottingham Rock City Sunday 1st March 2015

The War On Drugs Nottingham Rock City Sunday 1st March 2015

Live, The War On Drugs are a six piece band – they took to the stage with no fuss and just got on with creating wonderful music.  Many of the songs emerged from Adam Granduciel’s weaving layered guitar intros, with him hunched over the guitar, stamping on different effects pedals carefully placed around his territorial Persian rug*

warondrugsrugnpedals

warondrugsrugnpedals

(*I’ve seen such ruggage under Tom Petty and each of Crosby, Stills & Nash – I’d imagine The Grateful Dead and Robert Plant have partaken too.  It could be said evidence of such rug behaviour exists at the homely studio of The Janskys, the band I’m in now, but on closer inspection disparate off cuts of carpet take the place of luxuriantly exotic woven panels).

Back at the gig the sound is spot on and there is no rock pretension just sonic craftsmanship.  At times it felt like watching Bob Dylan in full flight fronting the E Street Band featuring John Squires, Neil Young, J Mascis, and Kevin Shields taking turns on the six string.  Classic rock songwriting melding with the motorik 4/4 beat of Neu! and careering into the epic wash of Mike Scott’s early Waterboys.  In quieter moments mellow Byrdsian psychedelia could be heard before layers of crisp glacial keyboards would drive a tune towards a layered climax with bowel shaking baritone sax drones underpinning proceedings.  Later, the essence of Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine would give way to Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois noodling quietly in the corner.  The War On Drugs’ occasional dips towards AOR and eighties mainstream were forgiven easily and actually worked if I’m honest – not a guilty pleasure, just pleasure.

The War On Drugs 'Slave Ambient' 2011

The War On Drugs ‘Slave Ambient’ 2011

It was a recipe that on paper shouldn’t work but in reality tasted delicious.  A whole section of my favourite kinds of music had been thrown into a mixing pot, distilled and served up – the results leaving me with a broad grin of satisfaction.  With the band’s previous LP ‘Slave Ambient‘ purchased from the merchandise stall, I am looking forward to devouring more of their fare.

All that was left was the journey home to Sheffield, no teleportation tonight (RIP Mr Nimoy #LLAP) just F’s reliable Mazda.  It was at this point I confessed to both him and PB that I’d booked Monday morning off work… Rock and Roll.

DS, March 2015

The Janskys go to University…

Press Conference? Huh? by The Janskys?

It was Friday 13th December 2013 when The Janskys found themselves about to start their first ever press conference sitting in a room at the University of Huddersfield facing a group of Music Journalism students….  Tick, tick, tick, gulp, trickle of sweat.

Wind back a good six months to the manic days of trying to promote The Janskys new LP ‘When Silence Speaks’ to press, radio & online.  Pat and Damian were regularly hunched and huddled around Pat’s kitchen table launching emails into the ether and stuffing CDs into envelopes.  One such targeted journalist was Dave Simpson of The Guardian.  Regularly reading Dave’s articles in The Guardian’s Friday Film and Music section and having met him the previous year at a music conference in Leeds, Damian thought that he may be interested in the band’s new offering.  Sending the CD to The Guardian’s main address for Dave’s attention was always a gamble.  Nothing was heard back.  Ah well.

Close to the LP’s release a track off the album was played by Shed Seven’s Rick Witter on York’s Minster FM and, while listening in, the band heard that Dave Simpson was to be a guest on Rick’s show the following week.  Damian asked Rick to mention to Dave that the band were trying to contact him…..  If you don’t ask you don’t get….

Result!  Rick was able to get Dave’s non work email off him and passed it on.  So, the band blurbed an email over to Dave and waited.

Well, when Dave did get in touch the band’s integrity flew out the window and fantastical dreams of guitar shaped swimming pools began to formulate while anticipating the ensuing Guardian feature on The Janskys and LP review.  A reality check soon occurred when reading down Dave’s email…..  He could not write about the band in The Guardian…  Hopes dashed then, better throw away the letter of resignation to their day jobs.  It did transpire though, that, as well as writing for The Guardian, Dave Simpson was also a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and as such was happy to offer to have the band in to be interviewed by some of his Music Journalism students.  Sounds like a bit of fun… ok….  He’d be in touch in the autumn term to arrange.

Pat, Damian and producer Colin Bradley were by now fast forwarding to hibernation mode, after the frenzied activity around the launch of the LP, when Dave contacted Sawayaka Sheffield in the late autumn to pin down a date for the ‘Press Conference…’  Huh? Press Conference?  Thought it was going to be an interview with a few students not a public inquisition?  Colin and Damian were seen packing bags to run to the hills, talking in public was never their strong point – Colin always peering from behind his laptop and mixing desk in the seclusion of the studio and Damian always seen lurking at Pat’s side at gigs only engaging with the microphone during song.  Knocking Colin and Damian’s heads together Pat said the bruises represented positive thoughts and they should use them as symbols of self belief.  A sales manager by day, public speaking is like….. erm, speaking for Pat, and he believed it would be fun and a new experience.  Right-o, let’s do it then.

The date was fixed for Friday 13th (Dec), uh oh this could be ominous, and the trio met up with Dave at the Uni before being fed to the lions.  Dave explained he would lead the Q&A and step in if the students’ questions dried up.  He also dropped the bombshell that the event would be recorded, but purely as an aide memoire for the students who were to write up an article based on the forthcoming grilling.

Over the next 45 minutes Dave steered the group of students through the Q&A.  Rather like the members of the band, some of the students were more confident than others. They threw a range of questions from ‘influences’, ‘the process of recording’, ‘collaborations’ and ‘the music scene in Sheffield’.  Pat gamely held court, with Colin somehow getting a Stockhausen reference into proceedings and Damian just about managing to control his beetroot head blushing.  The students did seem to engage with the scenario and Dave added depth by qualifying certain references that the band mentioned.  The lucky student who asked the best question was given a copy of ‘When Silence Speaks’ .

Looking back it can be said it was a fun, different and slightly surreal experience and we at Sawayaka Sheffield wait with interest to read any of the students outcomes should they be made public.  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Dave and his students for being gentle with the band.

 

Other news in brief:

  • The lads had a great time playing at The Greystones on Fri 24th January with an audience who were amazingly quiet during performance and showed a great appreciation of the show.  The night was a real highlight in Pat and Damian’s live work together.
  • Finally, Pat and Damian have been demoing some new material (some of which has been road tested live in various ways).  They are hoping to record again with Colin their producer later in the spring.

Happy New Year BTW (just snuck in on the last day of January so still vaguely relevant!)

October Update – One in, One out

The Janskys, Shakespeares, 16th Oct 2013 (original photo by Craig Allen)

 

Well, October has turned into somewhat of a topsy turvy kind of a month.

An extra gig added at short notice and a long planned appearance cancelled at even shorter notice.

In recent months we have been in contact Sheffield based promoters Wagon Wheel Media and a couple of weeks ago they got in touch to offer The Janskys a wonderful support opportunity at Shakespeares in Sheffield playing with touring American acts Eef Barzelay of indie Americana band Clem Snide and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats.

The evening of Wednesday 16th October turned into a great night with Pat and Damian chuffed to be on the same bill as such talented understated song smiths as Eef and Chris.  Intimate performances in front of an appreciative audience.  Wonderful.

Next morning Damian was struck down with a cough and cold which took the wind out of his sails and the voice out of his throat.  Let’s blame those Americans picking up and passing on autumnal cold bugs as they wend their way around the British Isles ;-).   Anyway, hoping things would improve by Sunday 20th October for the scheduled Oxjam performance which was booked months ago, The Janskys decided on the day itself to cancel as things had not improved and their current set depends more than ever on the interplay of vocals between Pat and Damian.   Sure the old man’s on the mend now….

 

More News soon….  wishing you all well.

September Update – New Gig / New LP Review

With the last hurrah of summer squeezed out it’s time to look forward to the turning colours of autumn.   Working hard at their studio HQ, The Janskys are currently writing new material and are hoping to play a selection of shows between now and the end of the year.  After a great night at The Green Room at the start of the month as part of Sheffield Sound’s 1st Anniversary celebrations the band will be appearing live again in October.

On Sunday 20th October Pat and Damian will be playing a set as part of Oxjam Steel City’s all day Takeover event.  Full details can be found here: https://www.sawayakasheffield.org.uk/live-shows/

The Janskys live at Sheffield Sound’s 1st Anniversary celebrations – The Green Room 4th Sept 2013 (photo by Gerard Morgan)

 

Also, the slow burn of the recently released LP WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS continues with another review surfacing, this time in the printed pages of R2 Magazine.  The publication comes out every two months and the review can be found in the September/October issue.

Details of the review can be found here: https://www.sawayakasheffield.org.uk/reviews/r2-rock-n-reel-septemberoctober-2013-volume-2-issue-41/

For those of you still to pick up a copy of the LP you can do so here: https://www.sawayakasheffield.org.uk/shop/

Sawayaka Sheffield and The Janskys really appreciate your continued support and hope to clink a pint glass with you at some point down the line.

All The Best

 

Janskys’ drummer in London-Paris charity bike ride

Live is where they really come into their own, and they look thoroughly humbled to be onstage playing their carefully crafted songs in a manner that was tighter than Bradley Wiggins shorts.

From TOAST, issue 40, live review of The Janskys.

On closer inspection the comment linking The Janskys to cycling royalty Sir Bradley Wiggins is more appropriate than you’d think.  It is well known amongst the band’s inner circles that singer Pat is a keen cyclist having completed the coast to coast (C2C) cross Pennine trail last year and already completing two Triathlons this year.  Producer Colin has also been known to head out into the countryside on a two wheeled vehicle with no motor racking up many miles for…   fun?

Now, it turns out Liam, the band’s drummer,  has been picking up the cycling bug too building up his calves and thighs on the quiet and will be undertaking an epic London to Paris charity bike ride on 4th-8th September.2013-05-24 12.25.13

Here’s Liam to explain:
I will cycling from London to Paris to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.  They are UK based charity that provide infomation, research education and support for people, families and friends affected by MS.  I work as a Multilple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist in Sheffield and have first hand experience of this autoimmune disease that affects some 100, 000 people in the UK. 

For more information contact www.mstrust.org.uk

I have never in my life tried anything like this before and it’s something I have to do not only for myself but for people with MS.  Please donate what you can as I ‘haul my ass’ across France “.

If you’d like to sponsor Liam please do so here:
uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/liamrice

Liam will be swopping the drummer's stool for a bike saddle for 4 days - OUCH! (photo by Kitty)

Liam will be swopping the drummer’s stool for a bike saddle for 4 days – OUCH! (photo by Kitty)

Another part of Liam’s fundraising efforts is an evening of live soul, blues and Motown on Friday 16th August at the Cross Scyths Pub www.crossscythes.co.uk, under the guise of Dee & The Myelinations
featuring Moony and Kitty from Liam’s other band Speed For Lovers and Stu from The Sharpbeats (& recently seen playing bass for The Janskys) and guests.  So get on down to get on down!

deeandthemyelinations

We wish Liam all the best in his amazing efforts for a fantastic cause.  All we ask is that he keeps the lycra for the saddle and not the drummer’s stool…. Seriously, Pat doesn’t need any encouragement to introduce the stretchy rather unflattering fabric into The Janskys stage wear!!

Addendum: With regards to cycling and not wanting to be left out, Damian has revealed that he watched some of the cycling on TV at last year’s Olympics and that his house is on the proposed route when the Tour de France wends its way through Yorkshire in 2014.

New Live Review & more photos from launch gig

Following the success of last month’s LP launch gig for WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS by The Janskys at Shakespeares, we thought we’d share a few more of Gerard Morgan’s photographs of the evening to tie in with the publication of the August issue of TOAST magazine which features a review of the night in question.
The Janskys L-R: Liam, Pat, Stu, Damian  (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

The Janskys L-R: Liam, Pat, Stu, Damian (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

Rhys Bethell accompanied by Laura Thompson (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

Rhys Bethell accompanied by Laura Thompson (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

The Janskys at Shakespeares 12th July 2013 (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

The Janskys at Shakespeares 12th July 2013 (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

Since the launch gig our good friend and special guest on the night, Rhys Bethell,  has moved to Newcastle on his next big adventure and we wish him and Rosie all the best further up country.

The free issue 40 of TOAST Magazine is widely available throughout Sheffield.  The online version of the review can be read here:
http://www.toastmagazine.net/reviews/live/the-janskys-the-shakespeare-12713/

Currently the band is taking a few weeks off after a hectic few months. Pat has headed off to Cornwall for a spot of surfing, Damian will be heading to the Green Man Festival and Liam is preparing for his bike trek from London to Paris on 4th September in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust (more about this in our next blog).

WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS now also available as digital only release

Since its release on 29th June WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS has been available on CD from Record Collector and Rare & Racy in Sheffield and through our online shop.

Working with our partners at the Sheffield based AWAL digital distribution, the LP is now available in digital-only formats across many platforms including iTunes, Amazon and others.

Obviously we would encourage you to buy the  CD package from our website shop (in conjunction with Bandcamp).  The CD includes a beautifully presented gatefold card case with original artwork by Mark Conway.  Your order also includes immediate download of the 12-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Should you wish to purchase a digital-only version of the LP you can do so below.

When Silence Speaks - The Janskys

Amazon

The Janskys at Tramlines 2013

Tramlines

Following last Friday’s successful WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS LP launch gig at Shakespeares, The Janskys will be playing a series of stripped back acoustic gigs across this Tramlines weekend:

Thursday 18th July 9.30pm, The Museum, Orchard Square

Saturday 20th July 2pm, The Old House, Devonshire Street

Sunday 21st July 3.45pm, Outside Stage at Henry’s car park

The Janskys Tramlines 2012 - photo Gerard Morgan

The Janskys at Tramlines 2012 Old House (photo by Gerard F Morgan)

Looks very much like it’s going to be another scorcher this weekend so a perfect time to take a trip to Sheffield, soak up some rays and enjoy the wonderful live music on offer across the city. We hope to see some of you good people down there.

Also, just a reminder that if you’ve not yet procured your copy of WHEN SILENCE SPEAKS it’s available to buy from:

Our online shop https://www.sawayakasheffield.org.uk/shop/

Rare & Racy, 164-166 Devonshire Street S3 7SG www.rareandracy.co.uk

Record Collector, 233-235 Fulwood Road S10 3BA http://recordcollectorsheffield.co.uk/