A500 Music ......Bringing great live music to The Potteries
----- Apologies but this weekends show with Rodney Branigan and Shelly Quarmby is now sold out -----
----- Apologies but this weekends show with Rodney Branigan and Shelly Quarmby is now sold out -----


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Rodney Branigan

A500 Music Presents

Rodney Branigan

  with special guest

    Shelly Quarmby

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Tittensor Village Hall

Stoke-on-Trent, ST12 9JG

Doors open 19:30 for 20:00 Start

Rodney Branigan
Rodney Branigan - Americana music with virtuoso presentation and a touch of comedy thrown in for good measure.

The Texas-born troubadour, who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville and put it all together in London, has played all types of music in all types of venues in his storied career. His adventurous, boundary breaking guitar playing style has led to performance invites across the USA, India, Africa and Europe.

In 2018 Michael Eavis asked him to headline in front of 15,000 people at Glastonbury Abbey, when Paloma Faith was forced to pull out at short notice and on the strength of this performance he was invited back to headline the Acoustic stage at the 2019 Glasto Festival, where again, he went down a storm!

Rodney is an impossibly talented musician and has shared stages with likes of Jack Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Frances Cabrel, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Bo Didley, Talvin Singh, Angelique Kidja, Alabama 3, Billy Bragg, Preston Reed, Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Andy Mckee and Preston Reed.

It is often suggested that Rodney has invented a new genre, which he would describe as "Full contact folk music"

"A living legend" - BBC Cambridge

"Outstanding showmanship" - Whispering Bob Harris

"A multi-instrumentalist with a rich and soulful voice comparable to Jeff Buckley" - Music Week

Shelly Quarmby performs music that captivates.

Musically, vocally and eclectically, she sits in the middle of where Norah Jones meets Kelly Clarkson.

No stranger to the stage, Shelly tours as a lead singer with the theatre show "A Country Night In Nashville" and as an experienced singer/songwriter, has single and EP releases, as well as her recent album "Beauty Survives".

Shelly has supported artists such as singer/songwriter Callaghan, Country band Honey Ryder, Miles Hunt, Quill and has played on some great stages from "The Bedford" in London to gigs in Toronto, Canada and on Bleecker St, New York.

Comparable to female singer-songwriters such as Sara Bareilles, Paula Cole, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jewel, Vonda Shepard and Sarah McLachlan, her live performance provides piano styled arrangements with stunning vocals.

Her powerful and emotive songs will leave you wanting more.

​ Press say her songwriting "illustrates Shelly's enviable range and how we are capable of developing our own premier balladeers.", she is also described as "sensual…, with moments of heart-stopping magic"

Rodney Branigan

North in outerspace
The Fliptrick
Girl crush
You lie

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.

Coming up

*Double Headliner*

Luke Jackson

& James Kirby

Fulford Village Hall

Sunday 26th April 2020

Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson is one of the most exciting young singer-songwriters in the UK. Blending Soul, Blues, Americana and Folk, his live performances are not to be missed. Two things that immediately stand out are Jackson's strong, mature vocal and the high quality of his songwriting.

In 2013 Luke was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the 'Horizon Award' for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category.

For someone so young, Luke is a well-rounded and accomplished artist who brings something new to the stage with each visit. Whether it be a humorous observational story or a new take on another artist's classic song such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, Free Falling, Purple Rain, etc, Luke's performance is guaranteed to blow you away.


Teaming up with Luke Jackson for the first time, A500 Music are pleased to introduce an artist new to ourselves, James Kirby.

James is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire who plays heartfelt melodic songs that have captivated audiences of all ages for the last ten years.

With two albums already under his belt, James is currently touring the UK, Europe and USA to promote his latest release ‘Everything to Fight For'.

With gritty vocals and a unique guitar style, James Kirby is definitely not one to be missed!

'Beautifully Done' - BBC Radio Introducing / A-List

James Kirby

All You Have (Live @ Trinity Theatre)
Baby Boomers
Flame (Live @ Trinity Theatre)

"I've really enjoyed my visits to A500 Music and the warmth the audiences there always bring! Thanks to everyone for a first- class evening every time. I can't wait to return!" Willy Porter - Milwaukee

"Playing an A500 Music gig is always a pleasure and a great night. They fill the room with a lovely, attentive crowd who are a joy to perform to!" Luke Jackson - Canterbury