What's On at HTH Live
Martin StephensonThur 18th Sept 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
Martin is an outstanding singer and songwriter, whose career in music now stretches back over thirty years of critical acclaim and relentless touring. Originally frontman of The Daintees, who became one of the first bands to sign to the Newcastle based label Kitchenware, releasing a string of albums until disbanding in 1992. Retreating to the Scottish Highlands, several solo albums followed and in 2008, the Daintees reconvened to record Western Eagle, which was followed in 2012 with the release of California Star
Rue Royale + The Trail of Thomas LoveMonday 29th September 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
The soulful and hypnotic Anglo-American duo Rue Royale come to HTH Live in support of their third album ‘Remedies Ahead’, which is by far their boldest and most romantic work to date. Paul Pilot (Duke Special, Beth Rowley, Athlete) produced the album. Ruth and Brookln Dekker started making music in Chicago, inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Grandaddy, John Martyn, Jose Gonzalez and Elbow. “We play hypnotic indie-folk-pop influenced by American and British folk, soul and rock.” says Brookln
They will be supported by ‘The Trail of Thomas Love’ which is the latest musical journey of Nathan Tromans, Shropshire born songwriter and photographer. Formerly of Mustard and John The Revelator, Nathan makes an overdue return to performing. The reflective and intimate songs are small fragments of stories and ordinary myths of loneliness, misadventure, hope and redemption, of the journey and the coming home.
COMEDY CLUB - Nathan Caton & Charlie Baker with MC Jimmy McGhieWed 8th Oct 2014 - On Stage at 8:00pm
Hosted by JIMMY McGHIE with double headliners: NATHAN CATON & CHARLIE BAKER
Kiki Dee & Carmelo LuggeriMon 13th Oct 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2013 marked Kiki’s 50th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. To celebrate, the duo released their critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” which features 11 new tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.
Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.
Jon AllenWed 15th Oct 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
Jon Allen comes to HTH Live in support of his new album, “Deep River”, which many believe contains some of his best work. Jon has already played with the likes of Damien Rice, KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez and fans of his music within the industry include Coldplay producer Ken Nelson and Guy Chambers. He recently supported Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris at Wembley Arena, Manchester MEN and The Zenith in Paris. Subsequently Mark Knopfler offered to play guitar on one of his tracks called Sarah.
Clash Magazine: “Rootsy…authentic…heartfelt.”
Uncut: “Could be from Dylan’s ‘New Morning.’ Like Cat Stevens, Nick Drake… Exemplary”
Jools Holland: “When I heard this man’s fantastic voice on radio I had to zap it with my mobile to find out who it was”
An Evening with Beverley CravenSun 19th October 2014 - On Stage at 8.30pm
BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven returns to HTH Live as part of an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, ‘Change of Heart’, to be released this summer. Beverley is looking forward to returning to Shrewsbury best intimate venue, following her two sell out shows last November, to perform her new songs alongside the timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.
Dean FriedmanSun 26th Oct 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
Dean Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited girl who lived, as the lyric goes, “…way on the other side of the Hudson”. But Friedman is probably best known for the now classic hit single, Lucky Stars. This magical duet, performed with singer, Denise Marsa, zoomed to the top of the UK singles charts, going instantly gold. Lucky Stars paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits, including Lydia, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine.
Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith.
Sam Kelly TrioMon 3rd Nov 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
As a start to your music career, having the Youtube video of your performance on Britain’s Got Talent, viewed over 10 million times is not too bad?! However Sam Kelly, the twenty-one year old singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from Norfolk, is rediscovering his folk music inspired childhood, in the gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing. Although many individual songs and tunes may have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost the love and child-like awe for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings.
Sam’s debut EP – entitled ‘Your Way Home’ was released last year, featuring Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy Band) on cello and it created a buzz of interest in the folk scene, being described by Bright Young Folk as a ‘captivating introduction to a name we’ll be sure not to forget.’, and gaining him support slots with the likes of Cara Dillon, Jim Moray and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, as well as numerous folk clubs around the country. Judge for yourself as Sam performs at HTH Live with his newly formed Trio.
Carrie RodriguezSun 9th Nov 2014 - On Stage at 8.30pm
After taking HTH by storm at last August Bank Holiday’s sell out show, Carrie is back by popular demand. The daughter of accomplished songwriter David Rodriguez, Carrie came to everyone’s attention a decade ago, performing with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and has established an impressive roster of touring, recording, and co-writing affiliations—with Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro Escovedo, guitarist Bill Frisell, and others. The singer songwriter will show the importance of ‘letting go’ with performances from her current solo album Give Me All You Got.
China CrisisSun 16th November 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
80s pop duo China Crisis come to HTH as part of our autumn season of intimate shows featuring classic music legends. Original vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon will be performing stripped back versions of all their Top 40 hits including Wishful Thinking, Black Man Ray, King in a Catholic Style as well as new tracks from their first studio album since 1994, ‘Autumn in the Neighbourhood’.
Julia Fordham - Porcelain 25Tue 25th November 2014 - On Stage at 8.30pm
Following her Christmas appearance at HTH Live as part of her sell-out UK tour in 2013, Julia Fordham returns to Shrewsbury to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her landmark album ‘Porcelain.’ Julia will be performing the album in its entirety, accompanied by her long-time pianist and album producer Grant Mitchell, as well as many of her other hits, as well as a few surprises along the way.
“To this day, people still stop me in the street and sing songs from ‘Porcelain’ to me. They share stories about how much the album connected with them. So it’s an honour to perform the whole album for the faithful audience that has supported me all these years.”
Boo HewerdineThur 27th Nov 2014 - On Stage at 8:30pm
Much loved English songwriter Boo Hewerdine returns to Henry Tudor House in support of his first career retrospective album, My Name In The Brackets (The Best Of). Featuring many of the greatest songs from Boo’s time leading The Bible in the mid-eighties and his subsequent solo career, the performance of his compilation spans over 25 years worth of recordings