A500 Music Presents
with special guest
Sunday 2nd December 2018
Fulford Village Hall
Stoke-on-Trent, ST11 9QT
Doors open 19:30 for 20:00 Start
Admission by advance ticket purchase
Price £12 - *Bring your own drink*
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For our final show of 2018, A500 Music are delighted to welcome the fabulous Honey Ryder to Fulford for what we are billing as our 'Pre-Christmas party'.
Formed by singer Lindsay O' Mahony in 2009 and initially a duo, Honey Ryder released their folk influenced debut album 'Rising Up' to widespread critical acclaim. This led to the band supporting both Will Young, on a nineteen date theatre tour and Michael Bolton in arenas across the UK.
When Honey Ryder started sketching ideas for their second album, 'Marley's Chains', they had no idea that they were about to embark on a journey that would take them to a five star recording studio in Thailand and to Nashville to write with a host of Grammy award-winning musicians. Were it not for the sumptuous, country and folk inspired pop songs that they brought back home to London, the trio would have had to pinch themselves to be sure the past two years had actually happened.
This is a band who pride themselves on producing country and folk infused music, that is both classic and contemporary and fits with the current trend for a return to real music.
Supporting Honey Ryder will be the talented young singer songwriter Megan Dixon-Hood.
Megan combines haunting melodies with ethereal lead vocals. Her broad musical background reverberates through her songs, delivering atmospheric, spine tingling melodies with creative, yet heartfelt lyrics.
Coming off the back of a string of festivals including Liverpool Sound City, 2000 Trees, Glass Butter Beach, and Berlin's Trummern und Traumen festival, Megan has achieved success with her acclaimed first single "Early Morning Riser". After catching the attention of BBC Radio 2's Weekend Wogan Show, it received plaudits from within the industry including winning "Single of the Year" at the Staffordshire and Cheshire Music awards.
"Dixon Hood's tracks are spellbinding haunting and heartfelt"
The Music Brewery
"Scoring heavily in the hairs on-the-back-of-your neck stakes"
Manchester Evening News
A500 Music aim to present quality live music in a friendly and intimate environment.
We seat our audience at tables in a cabaret style and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets.
By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience.
Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks.
Gary Edward Jones
Tittensor Village Hall
Sunday 24th February 2019
Tickets £12 - *Bring your own drink*
Gary Edward Jones is a half-Maltese, half-Scouse singer-songwriter and producer, currently residing in Wales with his wife and fellow musician Elizabeth (Elfin Bow).
With a passion for wood carving, a love of guitars and the curiosity about this little revolving ball we all live on; he lovingly crafts heart-achingly beautiful songs inspired by early Motown, Blues and Folk music.
After stealing his brother's guitar at the age of eleven, Gary began writing songs; imitating those of his idols, Lennon & McCartney, Tim and Neil Finn and the legends that are Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Gary's original songs cross styles and genres with versatility and accomplishment. His sound is a warm acoustic blend, with lyrics that are both intelligent and relevant.
Gary's debut album 'The Cabinet Maker' is a biographical work which is honest and heart-felt. Following a rich folk tradition of personal story telling that taps into humanity's shared experience, it reflects facets of both his own life and the lives of those close to him. Emotionally charged and filled with soaring melodies, these nine well-crafted songs represent just a small part of Gary's repertoire
Having spent years, resisting the temptation to capitalise upon his similarities to Paul Simon (which are both visual and vocal), Gary finally capitulated and spent more than two years studying Simon's finger-picking style and perfecting the subtle nuances of the American folk singer's voice, to perfect an authentic sound. All of this hard work finally paid off when Jones was signed-up to undertake an 80 venue tour of his multi-media show “Something About Simon” commencing at Liverpool in Autumn 2018.
Although Gary's gig at Tittensor will showcase his own brilliant original music, it will be a surprise if we don't hear at least one Paul Simon classic and having seen him play live recently ourselves, we feel sure that by the end of the night, his songs will have filled your hearts and he will feel like an old friend.
"Gary Edward Jones is an undiscovered gem! His songs are beautiful and he is a brilliant live performer too."
- Amy Wadge
"Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in a contemporary style... Lots of vast American horizons under the blanket of a starlit night. Gary Edward Jones will soothe the soul."
- Tom Baxter