What’s on in The Cellar?
November / Tachwedd:
Thursday / nos Iau 8th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.
Friday / nos Wener 9th: In support of local talent, tonight’s show is a great quality tribute to Niel Diamond by our very own Marc Owen. This fella puts on a great show. Marc has asked for a free entry night, and shiny shirts are optional…. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.
Saturday / nos Sadwrn 10th: Local Muse tribute Hulabaloo are providing tonight’s entertainment and these boys can play: if you like Muse, you’ll love this 3 piece power trio’s interpretation of Muse classics. Entry / Mynediad £8-00 (£6-00 conc..) OTD / Wrth y Drws.
Thursday / nos Iau 15th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.
Friday / nos Wener 16th: Patrick Duff? are you serious? the front man from “Strangelove” in The Cellar? And, what a player! Patrick has moved on from those days and his music has developed into beautiful, haunting and engaging stuff: I love it. We are blessed to have Patrick Duff including Cardigan in his album launch UK Tour. Entry / Mynediad £10-00 OTD / Wrth y Drws.
After dropping out of school and living as a street busker, Patrick Duff became lead
singer of the alternative rock band Strangelove, who were signed to Food
The band released three albums, a
string of E.Ps and a series of top forty hit
singles between 1991-1998 and performed widely throughout Europe playing the
main stage at Glastonbury and Reading Festivals.
Radiohead’s guitarist Ed O’Brien said of the band, ‘we toured with Strangelove and
changed quite a bit after that. They were inspirational.’
After the break-up of Strangelove, Patrick began his career as a solo artist. As a
result of his work with WOMAD Festival he began a collaboration with 81-year-old
African master musician Madosini; living and working with her in the black township
of Langa, Cape Town. Patrick and Madosini toured across Europe, Africa, The Far
East, Australia and New Zealand.
Patrick has released four solo albums, the first of which was ‘Luxury Problems’ on
EMI’s Harvest label, produced by Adrian Utley of Portishead and Alex Lee of
Goldfrapp in 2005. ‘The Mad Straight Road’ followed in 2010 produced by Massive
Attack collaborator Stew Jackson, with two releases in 2013; ‘Visions Of The
Underworld’ described by Rough Trade as ‘a heart-breaking folk record that
highlights Patrick’s direct song-writing prowess’ and ‘Seven Sermons To The Dead’
commissioned by Bristol City Council and performed in Bristol Cathedral.
Patrick’s fifth solo album, entitled ‘Leaving My Father’s House,’ is released on
October 31st via Environmental Studies. Patrick’s musings over the album:
‘‘I’ve made it man .. This is an album about leaving the past behind and arriving in a
new place that hasn’t fully materialised yet… like a cool white room in the centre of
the sun…where you’re casting your gaze backwards with enough space between you
and the world to be able to see more clearly …. breathing in the fresh air .. now
you’re finally able to love where you came from .. all the people and places and the
person who you used to be … and knowing it’s not where you are anymore .. You’ve
cried all your tears and somehow they gave you clear sight. The love can flow back
home now. You wrote these songs like a postcard because you’re kind of missing
them all and knowing at the same time you’re never going back .. and you didn’t even
realise until you listened…. Realising that you’ve forgiven everyone and you’v’e
forgiven yourself and that the music has a warm vitality and gentleness as a result ..
the songs are alive like somebody is whispering thank yous in your ear .. there’s
nothing in particular to prove anymore … You followed your heart to a lonely place ..
you’re in the bardo looking back on your life with a mother’s eyes… and with a smile
you find yourself thinking .. Who’s going to love me now ? ’’
Patrick continues to tour the world with a one-man show of songs and storytelling
and is writing his autobiography
Saturday / nos Sadwrn 17th: Aiden Goatley….. You asked for stand up comedy, and here you have it. Aiden’s stories will have you howling with laughter: he is a natural and funny teller of tales and jokes and we are delighted to have him with us. One of the few comedians that can make you laugh out loud without swearing: nice one. Entry / Mynediad £9-00 OTD / Wrth y Drws.
– Fringeguru; ‘A riotously funny comedian’ – Broadway Baby;
‘Charmingly Funny’ – The Scotsman; ‘Charming & Funny’ – Daily Express; ‘You must see his shows’ – Black Diamond FM;
‘A singular wit… Highly recommended’ – Edinburgh Evening News;
‘Excellent’ – Yorkshire Post; ‘Think Woody Allen with a dash of Alan Coren’ – Bradford Telegraph; ‘Hilarious’ – Borderlines Film Festival;
‘Superbly funny’ – Bradford International Film Festival; ‘Had the audience in stitches’ – Three Weeks; ‘Brilliant’ – Brighton Argus…
Sunday / nos Sul 18th: A special Sunday evening gently rocking chill out with The Annika Fehling Trio. These guys are lovely and entertaining, and hopefully a start to a new series of Sunday chill out gigs: I’m dipping my toes in to see how you like it: come and help us make it a success…… please…… Entry / Mynediad £8-00 (£6-00 conc..) OTD / Wrth y Drws.
Thursday / nos Iau 22nd: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.
Friday / nos Wener 23rd: It’s not every day that Martin Carthy comes to visit, so we’re very excited about this gig; which, is already half way to a sell out. Martin is without doubt, the godfather of the English Folk Revival and we are blessed to have him with us. With support from Elderwood on the night this promises to be a fabulous and wonderful gig. Entry / Mynediad £13.50 In advance from the venue.
Saturday / nos Sadwrn 24th: Insanely rocking “Yer Mum” are going to bring the house down. A very powerful rock trio with a female lead that plays bass and makes Suzy Quatro look tame by comparison: we love it. With projections & rocking tunes between sets by VJ Lux Looper, this promises to be a great deal of fun. Entry / Mynediad £8-00 (£6-00 conc..) OTD / Wrth y Drws.
Thursday / nos Iau 29th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.
Friday / nos Wener 30th: Our regular monthly “Cellar Bards” spoken word club. A most enjoyable evening of keen poetic open mic contributions from members and guests. Also, with guest speaker. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad £3-00 OTD / Wrth y Drws.