The wonderful, wierd and wacky merry go-round world of What's Cookin' is currently at...

LEYTONSTONE EX-SERVICEMENS CLUB. An old haunt of the rock'n'roll kitchen. Its a nice function room, it has its own bar, and does real ale. And its cheap bar prices! Shows are normally EVERY Wednesday and the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month (and additionally the 5th Saturday if there is one). Doors open 8.30pm and we're normally done'n'dusted by 11.00pm-ish. As usual it'll be a free entry night with a collection to pay the musicians. PLEASE BE GENEROUS! Its the way we make the night work. Accompanied children aged 11+ allowed.

What's Cookin'...
Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club
Harvey Road
Leytonstone, London E11 3DB

Leytonstone Underground (2 min)
Leytonstone High Road BR Station (10 min)

What's Cookin' SUNDAY SESSIONS @ THE UNION CHAPEL. The Sunday dates will vary so check the On The Menu page for what's happening. Doors open 2.30pm and we're normally finished by 6.00pm. These will be ticketed/pay on the door shows and prices will vary. Accompanied children aged 14+ allowed.

What's Cookin'...
Compton Terrace,
Upper Street,
Islington, London N1 2UN

Highbury & Islington Underground/Overground (2 min)
Essex Road Station (10 min)

Info on the lovely chapel here:

In Brief

Wed 18th Jan; The Alan Tyler Show
Wed 25th Jan; Miranda Mulholland / Thom Ashworth
Wed 1st Feb; TriccaMcniff / Black*Scarr
Sat 4th Feb; Steven James Adams & The French Drops
Sun 5th Feb; Sunday Sessions & The Union Chapel N1
/ Dana Immanuel And The Stolen Band & Guests
Wed 8th Feb; The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band / Fierce Flowers
Wed 15th Feb; NO SHOW!
Sat 18th Feb; Big Girls / James Brute
Wed 22th Feb; Marty O'Reilly / Whom By Fire

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The Alan Tyler Show

Wednesday 18th January

The Alan Tyler Show

Rockingbirds frontman Alan Tyler, along with Fiddlin' Jim Morrison (Lost Sons of Littlefield) and Patrick Ralla (The Rockingbirds), present an evening of country folk music and song - The Alan Tyler Show. The show mines Alan's extensive repertoire of original songs recorded variously by The Rockingbirds, The Lost Sons of Littlefield, and his other solo records. With Jim Morrison on fiddle and mandolin and Patrick Ralla providing vocal harmonies, additional guitar and banjo, the trio deliver neat renditions of songs by many of Alan's favourite country artists, including Waylon Jennings,Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt. The show also includes many of Alan's unreleased "River Songs" which explore London's country heritage; the hidden waterways and the "fields beneath" which enrich and breathe life into England's capital city. A varied evening of English country music - The Alan Tyler Show!

"Tyler is one of the best songwriters of his genre and era", THE INDEPENDENT.

Miranda Mulholland

Thom Ashworth

Wednesday 25th January

Miranda Mulholland (Canada) / Thom Ashworth

Great Lake Swimmers Miranda Mulholland is classically trained on violin and in voice, a versatile performer and in high demand as a fiddler and singer covering a wide range of styles. Miranda can be heard on records by Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean, Cowboy Junkies and NQ Arbuckle to name a few, and her debut album 'Whipping Boy' was released to critical acclaim. This a welcome quick return for Miranda after her stunning show in October. Don't miss!

Tom Ashworth is a folksinger and bassist, hailing from Hampshire but calling East London home. Performing stripped back arrangements of traditional songs for solo voice and bass.



Wednesday 1st February

TriccaMcniff / Black*Scarr

Emma Tricca and Jason McNiff first met each other a number of years ago in the 12 Bar Club, a venue that they both played at and frequented looking for like minded souls. Brought together by their mutual appreciation of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, (Jason knew Bert and Emma knew John) they forged a friendship and made plans to one day record together. Well, they finally have with the album 'Southern Star'. If authenticity is the measure of a folk duo, Tricca McNiff are out on their own.

Black*Scarr are Johnny Black and Emma Scarr, an East London duo formed by two singer songwriters with different styles and influences, but whose co-writing has collided to produce a collection of songs that move audiences to laughter and tears. Honest and gritty, this urban folk/country duo produce songs full of stories and themes that are modern but classic-sounding and timeless, personal and everyday, still universal.

Steven James Adams
& The French Drops

Saturday 4th February

Steven James Adams & The French Drops

In the wake of critically acclaimed solo album, 2016's intimate 'Old Magick', and several years of one man shows, Adams has a new band. The former Broken Family Band singer/guitarist is joined by Daniel Fordham and David Stewart, rhythm section with psych-folk oddballs The Drink, guitarist Michael Wood (Singing Adams/ The Leaf Library/ Hayman Kupa Band) and guests.

Dana Immanuel
And The Stolen Band

Sunday 5th February

What's Cookin' Sunday Sessions & The Union Chapel N1

Dana Immanuel And The Stolen Band & Guests

Doors 3.30pm £8 adv / £10.00 door, TICKETS HERE

Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-girl Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet stomping aacross the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes. Dana's music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country, and and her live shows with the Stolen Band are not to be missed.

The Steve &
Ben Somers Country Band

Fierce Flowers

Wednesday 8th February

The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band / Fierce Flowers (France)

Country, Western Swing and harmony yodel band led by father and son, Steve & Ben Somers. Featuring some of London's hottest pickers.

Fierce Flowers are an original harmony bluegrass / old-time trio from Paris.

Wednesday 15th February , NO SHOW!

Big Girls

James Brute

Saturday 18th February

Big Girls / James Brute

Big Girls play confused little popular songs with guitars and drums and bass and all by confused amateur popular stars in their pyjamas from the basement of a Hackney Japanese restaurant. Featuring fumbling hits on hot topics such as the metric system, dreams of cats, rock formations in the west of Ireland, the future in long hair and the rise and fall of the milk float. One of the kitchen's favourite bands!

The former front man of The Brute Chorus, James Brute writes spooked out songs of love, loss and lust and delivers them in a heady mix of acid blues, doom-wop and rock'n'roll.

Marty O'Reilly

Whom By Fire

Wednesday 22th February

Marty O'Reilly (USA) / Whom By Fire

Marty O'Reilly's, who hails from Santa Cruz California, music feels familiar, but at the same time it feels new. It's blues but not blues, folk but not folk, soulful but not soul. His voice is beautiful and distinctive, his lyrics stark yet lush. This is a solo appearance from Marty, sans his Old Soul Orchestra.

Whom By Fire are a poignant & sometimes comically abrasive duo. Taking inspiration from musical heroes such as Nick Cave, Nirvana, Willie Nelson, and other artists not beginning with the Letter N.

Coming up...

Wed 1st Mar; The Most Ugly Child / John Wheatley
Sat 4th Mar; TBC
Sun 5th Mar; Don Gallardo & How Far West (USA) @ The Union Chapel N1
Wed 8th Mar; Ella Flame & The Nighthawks
Wed 15th Mar; TBC
Sat 18th Mar; TBC
Wed 22nd Mar; Vera van Heeringen
Wed 29th Mar; Kingsize Slim

For all the latest developments please phone 07904 210218 or email Ramblin Steve

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