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Unless stated all shows are upstairs and doors are 8.00pm, with the live stuff starting 8.45-ish, and the headline act on 9.30-ish. Everything should be done'n'dusted by 11.00-ish. And remember, 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.
Wednesday 15th May
Danny And The Champions Of The World / Simon Onions
What's Cookin' arrives back with a bang! A proper boss rock'n'roll band, current blowing the roofs off venues round the country with their explosive live sets big tunes, big chorus' & big guitars! They new album, the follow-up to the cricitally acclaimed 'Hearts & Arrows', has been recorded and will be out soon on Loose Records.
"Sounds like a stripped-down, rawer Tom Petty", THE GUARDIAN. "Has drilled into the musical and lyrical tropes which made Messrs Springsteen, Petty and Mellencamp into the romantic figures of their time", THE INDEPENDENT.
As is now tradition when we arrive at a new home we will also be joined by Simon Onions who will kick things off with his mighty 12-string psych/blues wall of sound. 'Nuff said!'
The Coal Porters / Rhys Lloyd Morgan
Lead by all-round entertainer, man about town, and ex-Long Ryder, Sid Griffin's Coal Porters are one of the best acoustic bluegrass bands in the UK. Their latest album 'Find The One' was the Coal Porters most accomplished release by far. Produced by British folk-rock legend John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake), 'Find The One' features five new Sid Songs, an astonishing campfire cover of David Bowie's classic 'Heroes', a guest appearance by ex-Fairport Convention guitarist Richard Thompson, the first ever appearance of BBC radio legend Brian Matthew on an alt-country recording, and a sitar and fiddle battle on the Rolling Stones' 'Paint It, Black'.
Firmly established on the UK and European touring circuits and possessors of their own sound the Coal Porters are an acoustic act with attitude. Their live show is polished yet passionate and second to none. Check them out soon and get ready for the ride of your life!
"Griffin's breakneck bluegrass band has made the album of their career", Q MAGAZINE. "A feast of highly crafted ensemble playing", UNCUT. "The audio equivalent of a feel-good movie", MOJO.
Welsh folkie recently moved to London Rhys Lloyd Morgan supports.
The Lucky Strikes / Graham Larkbey & The Escape Committee
Hailing from the Thames Delta of Southend on Sea the Lucky Strikes channel blues country and gospel into their own brand of cinematic Americana. Their focus is on literate ragged alternative country, influenced by the Band, Tom Waits and Ennio Morricone. Tales of outlaws, desperadoes and chain gangs fusing widescreen folkarama, garage blues and bar room rock and roll. The Lucky Strikes are one of the kitchens favourites and are back bigger an bolder than ever!
Local pub-rock stalwarts and firm kitchen favourites supply support. Ya know you love 'em!
SPECIAL GUEST with support from Benjamin Folke Thomas
PLEASE NOTE! MAIN ACT ON STAGE 8.00PM SHARP!
The Snakes, UK's new heroes of British country rock are back to celebrate the release of a much anticipated 3rd album 'The Last Days Of Rock & Roll'. Their eclectic new album sees the band expanding on their established alt-country repertoire from Stonesesque country swagger through soulful Celtic folk to the dirty rock & roll of Mott The Hoople and Mink Deville, sharing a bottle of bourbon with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along the way. The Last Days Of Rock & Roll is not a lament, but a declaration of defiance in an age of intangible downloads and disposable talent shows. It expands on its critically acclaimed predecessor 'Sometime Soon', with the added instrumentation of violin, sitar, saxophone and pedal steel, plus an appearance from Redlands Palominoís singer Hannah Elton-Wall.
Over the last 10 years, The Snakes have become known as the bad boys of alt-Country, with their guitar fuelled rock & roll, Uncut Magazine dubbed them as 'Muswell Hill's own Whiskeytown' following their appearance on Clubhouse Recordsí compilation CD, 'Divided By A Common Language - A Collection Of UK Americana'. Their debut album, 'Songs From The Satellites' brought them to the attention of legendary BBC Radio 2 broadcasters Bob Harris and Mark Lamarr, who both declared themselves fans of the band, with Mark Lamarr inviting them into the studio for a live session, having been particularly impressed by the dark, twang laden delights of live favourite 'I'll Be Around'. The 2nd album, 'Sometime Soon' brought further rave reviews including four stars in Uncut Magazine, along with repeated weekly airplay on Mark Lamaarís BBC Radio 2 show, as well as other national and international airplay.
With a reputation on the rise, the songs to back it up and a Chinese calendar to hand, one thing is certain; 2013 will not be The Last Days Of Rock & Roll for The Snakes! And the band played on...
Yngve and The Innocent
Brothers Yngve and Demian Wieland form the backbone of Yngve & The Innocent, a band which through various lineup changes has moved from Sligo on the west coast of Ireland via Dublin to London where they've been based for the past 4 years. Joined by Charlie Webb on Bass and Anthony Ullmann on Piano with both chipping in on the vocals they have been regularly touring in Ireland and Germany averaging over 100 shows a year. They have had a succession of breakthroughs including UK national airplay on BBC Radio 2 by Steve Lemacq and numerous festival appearances including last years Bestival, Hop Farm and Green Man Music Festivals amongst others. Their debut album 'The Sadness of Remembering' was released last year.
"Fully furnished with a riotous Basement Tapes swagger that pervades the overall feel of the album, Yngve and Co are a vital new folk-rock force to be reckoned with and fully deserve to be in numerous end-of-year lists", R2 MAGAZINE. "Brilliant in their own right, unique, distinct and uplifting", ARTROCKER. "Deceptively infectious", STEVE LAMACQ RADIO 2. "A break-neck declaration of love and obsession, powered along by motoring boogie-woogie piano. You heard them here first", WORD MAGAZINE.
Modern day stompin' rock'n'roll blues from Mollys Daggers. These guys know how to make a glorious guitar noise like Rory Gallagher, jam like the Allmans, and rock like Zeppelin. Their anthemic tune 'Turn to Stone' is one of the highlights of 'What's Kickin'...Vol.5'. What not got it yet? Promise we'll have a release show for this after the summer. In the meantime it will be available at all What's Cookin' shows.
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check out the cd's "what's kickin... vol 1", 'What's Kickin'...Vol.2', 'What's Kickin'...Vol.3'and our latest release 'What's Kickin'...Vol.4'
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