A500 Music ......Bringing great live music to The Potteries
The Wes Finch Band

A500 Music Presents

The Wes Finch Band

   with special guest

     - Sophia Marshall

Sunday 10th September 2017

Tittensor Village Hall

Stoke-on-Trent

ST12 9JG

Doors open 19:30 for 20:00 Start


Admission by advance ticket purchase

Price £12 - *Bring your own drink*

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Wes Finch is a midlands based singer, guitarist and songwriter with a passion for poetry and a good song.
Fronting roots ensemble 'The Dirty Band' for many years, Wes has also recorded various solo EPs and albums, most notably 2015's acclaimed 'Awena' album.
This year sees the formation of side project 'The Rude Mechanicals' whose first album 'Exit, Pursued by Bear', released in April, takes words from Shakespeare and sets them to new folk and classical inspired tunes.

Described as "a gem of an album, combining bittersweet contemporary style acoustic ballads, with Shakespeare’s words and a subtle folk-blues swing." by FATEA magazine.

Last seen here supporting Dar Williams, Wes is looking forward to returning to Tittensor, this time bringing with him his band members Jools Street (violin) and Ben Haines (percussion) who will accompany him through a selection of original songs, old favourites, Rude Mechanicals numbers and some brand new material from a forthcoming EP to be released this year.

​ "...a welcome and singular addition to the list of newbloods reinvigorating British folk music...Non-trad acoustic roots delivered with an edgy, risk-taking sonic boldness"
Nigel Williamson - 'Uncut Magazine'

http://wesfinch.co.uk/
http://www.rudemechanicalsband.co.uk/
Supporting Wes and the boys at Tittensor will be Sophia Marshall
Sophia, who is from Leicestershire, is formerly one half of the acclaimed Alt-country/Americana duo 'The HaveNots'.
She has played hundreds of gigs across three continents, from the tiniest dives to the grandest theatres. Sophia has delighted audiences with her spellbinding voice and songs - often likened to singers such as Hope Sandoval, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch.
Since the launch of her solo career in 2014, she has continued to develop and hone her own musical voice, showcasing her individuality alongside fond influences worn proudly on her sleeve but always presented with sincerity and sometimes painful honesty.
Sophia’s gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener’s heart, whilst her more upbeat indie/folk numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping.

http://www.sophiamarshall.co.uk/

A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment.

We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs 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.

Coming up

Christine Collister & Michael Fix

Christine Collister

& Michael Fix


Fulford Village Hall

Sunday 29th October 2017

Tickets £12

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She draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. He has both the dry deserts of Australia and a German heritage in his blood. Between them, Christine Collister and Michael Fix create a rare musical synergy, that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they perform.
With Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and unsurpassed brilliance in range, combined with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, the listener is forever transported to places in the soul where only music can take you.
Riding high on being the hit of the Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2017, where they sold out their entire CD inventory, Collister & Fix are returning with a new album and are on the trail to grace Australian stages in 2018.


Christine Collister paid her dues on the British folk circuit before becoming part of the Richard Thompson band, with which she toured for three years. She has since graced numerous Thompson recordings and is still his “go to” vocalist for select engagements. Over the years, she has shared the stage with Martin Simpson, Bonnie Raitt, The Bangles, Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III.

She then performed as part of the Gregson and Collister duo, with five critically acclaimed albums, and currently has a thriving solo career, releasing 12 of her own albums, Christine now divides her time between the Isle of Man, Los Angeles and Australia. You can hear the intricate map of her life in every note she sings.

http://www.runningmedia.com/christine-collister/

Christine Collister & Michael Fix
Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. Born in Wollongong, he was mentored during his early career by the legendary Tommy Emmanuel. He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours widely throughout the world, particularly in Europe, but also in China, Japan, Thailand, South Africa and New Zealand.

Michael is also an internationally recognised composer, whose music is widely heard in TV shows and documentaries all over the world. He was named as one of top 20 ‘Best Australian Guitarists of all time’ by readers of Australian Guitar Magazine.

Christine and Michael’s paths first crossed in 2014, when they tutored at the Winterbreak Music Retreat on Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain. Combining her voice with his guitar playing was a no brainer in terms of talent and temperament, and the Collister & Fix duo was born.

http://www.michaelfix.com/

Collister & Fix’s combined talents, passion for music and overall love of life are a delight for any audience to witness. Their performances strike a wonderful balance between their unique arrangements of timeless melodies of popular tunes and their own unforgettable compositions. Well-loved repertoire from contemporaries such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, the Beatles and Bonny Raitt are represented alongside classic ballads of Ewan MacColl and Declan O’Rourke.

In early 2017, Collister & Fix toured Australia, performing at festivals and concert venues, receiving a rapturous reception wherever they appeared. The duo will make its UK debut with a series of performances in October.

The Australian tour was such a powerful experience for both artists and audiences that Collister & Fix will return with a new album and another tour of Australia in 2018.

Amy Wadge

& Luke Jackson


Fulford Village Hall

Sunday 21st January 2018

Tickets TBA

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