Events


The Ropemakers is a popular local venue offering regular live music, open mic nights, a monthly chese club, a weekly quiz, a meat draw, and various events throughout the year.

The Devil's Prefects

Fri 14th Sep - 9:15pm

Country music with its tongue firmly jammed in its cheek. Johnny "Country" Crow and Willie "The Fury" Ford are a country duo; two men and a guitar, bringing you songs about beer, automobiles, trailers, zombies, television and more beer. With a nod to Johnny Cash and a wink to Elvis, this is what happens when country music goes bad. These boys do for country music what Scooby Doo did for paranormal investigation. Bring your cowboy hat, we know you have one! "Had the whole field singing along to instant classics" - ukfestivalguides.com "A hilarious country & western pastiche" - efestivals.co.uk

The Surfin' Birds

Sat 15th Sep - 9:15pm

The psychosonic constellations are clearing so open your airwaves and countenance these cavalcades of swinging surf and raucous rockabilly. Thundering their way to a gathering near you this year secreting rustic rockabilly charm, allow their guttural guitars and dynamic drums to reverberate your reason and magnify the madness. Simply throw back your hair, whirl that waistline onwards and follow your frenzied feet to the searing sounds of Dorset's musical sensation that is The Surfin' Birds

Big Al Whittle

Sun 16th Sep - 4:00pm

Born in Boston, Lincolnshire 1949. A guitar player since he was a child. His stage work work is most usually associated with a humorous and deadpan delivery, and slick guitar accompaniments. Al has worked most of his life as a performer, songwriter and teacher of guitar. Highlights of his career include: writing and performing a top 40 song that was recently voted one of the best football songs in Germany; teaching Donald Ross Skinner of the Julian Cope Band to play guitar; three songs on the top selling Get in Line and Dance country music cd; songs published by the late Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger; MU award for the best performer in the BBC Write a Lincolnshire folk song competition, K&K True Western Guitar Pick-up Artist of the Month Al’s debut album St Peter and John Dillinger got a three star review in Maverick magazine and the reviewer called Al a ‘country music great’ – it also prompted Maverick to send another correspondent to review his live act when he headlined at The Maze in Nottingham. The reviewer called Al – ‘….England’s undiscovered treasure.’

Sunset Cafe Stompers

Mon 17th Sep - 8:15pm

The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago’s infamous South Side. Al Capone owned it, Louis Armstrong starred there. The Sunset Cafe Stompers do play the music of that period... great tunes from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller... but the band’s wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, the Inkspots, Fats Domino... even Elvis. Beneath it all, one can sense the elusive, shifting, pulse which defines the sound of New Orleans. In that city, ever since the 1900s, bands have been hired to attract a crowd, or to add spirit and generate excitement for all kinds of occasion. Throughout the last twenty years we have followed in that tradition: playing jazz clubs, concerts for churches, arts centres, village dances, weddings, festivals, funerals, garden parties... from our Dorset/Somerset base, down to Cornwall and up to Cumbria.

Mutter Slater Band

Fri 21st Sep - 9:15pm

Mutter Slater was the front man and flute player for the 70’s cult band Stackridge (produced by George Martin, signed by Elton John): a group that established itself as a firm favourite on countless stages throughout the land and appeared regularly on BBC TV’s The Old Grey Whistle Test and John Peel’s radio programmes. After Stackridge Mutter returned to a life of quiet domesticity in the South West of England. The song-writing and performing bug eventually got the better of him, leading to the formation of his band and a return to the recording studios – Love & Hate 2006; Riding A Hurricane 2008 (produced by Billy Bragg) and 2014’s Absobloodylutely. His songs reflect his primary interest in 60’s American blues, soul and R’n’B as well as his persistent addiction to a ‘half decent tune’. The music is warm, harmonically panoramic and edgy. Lyrically it’s intriguing; telling of human strengths and frailties and illicit loves, bar room observations, train rides, bus rides, long walks and cosmic disintegration. Mutter’s voice has matured too over the years. It remains blue eyed soul at its finest, but the edges are softer and the range subtly extended imbuing it with more poignancy and meaning than had been heard before The Mutter Slater Band.

Stealing Whisky

Sat 22nd Sep - 9:15pm

Following a hugely well received performance at The Cursus Cider & Music Festival this summer. Superb young Dorset folk band Stealing Whiskey return to The Ropemakers with their multi-instrumental, upbeat summer sound.

Skeg & Sadie Horler

Sun 23rd Sep - 4:00pm

Since her first live appearance in 2014, Exeter based singer-songwriter Sadie Horler has quickly established herself as a popular act on the South West festival circuit. With her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with an engaging but unaffected stage presence. Her song writing reflects a maturity and perception beyond her years, with lyrics drawing on the events and people around her, every song telling a story that compels you to listen. Sadie’s first Single ‘25th’ charted at number five in the Itunes singer/songwriter category. It was followed by her much anticipated four track EP ‘Two For Joy’, which in turn led to an invitation to perform the title track on Balcony TV. Describing Sadie as ‘phenomenal’ and ‘one of the finest young female artists we have discovered’, BBC introducing in Devon have broadcast nine of her self-penned songs, twice chosen her songs as 'Upload of the Week', and invited her to perform live on the programme. And it’s not only in live performance and radio that Sadie’s been getting noticed. Her haunting vocals were used recently in a trailer for Channel 5's fantasy epic 'Emerald City', directed by Tarsem Singh and produced by Universal Television.

JC's Hopeless Sinners

Fri 28th Sep - 9:15pm

Country Gospel, Rockabilly Blues, Folk, Americana… Equal parts good drinking music and hearts a-breaking music, good if you’re low, good if you’re high. Members of the Voodoogroove and Dana’s Stolen Band get unplugged for a lowdown hoedown.

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The Sweetchunks Band

Sat 29th Sep - 9:15pm

The Sweetchunks Band are a Southampton based eccentric comedy outfit, performing bastardised versions of songs that you know and brilliant versions of songs that you don’t. They are known for their ability to entertain any audience with a fun, engaging performance that leave people smiling, dancing and humming the tunes for hours afterwards. The Sweetchunks Band create a memorable evening of fun and dancing. The festivals they have played so far in the UK include, Isle of Wight Festival, Beautiful Days, Mudfest, Watchet, Bearded Theory, Something to Smile About and many more. They have supported acts including Chas and Dave, The Wurzels, Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs, Professor Elemental, Ferocious Dog and The Beards.

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Garry "The Slide Guy" Smith

Sunday 30th Sep - 4:00pm

Garry has been playing guitar, in various styles, for more years since childhood, progressing from picked acoustics to strangled Strats. Always rooted in Blues and Americana, he got his first resophonic guitar and it was like turning on a light. This was the musical voice he’d been looking for, for nigh on thirty years. Performing his own charismatic songs and instrumentals as well as selected covers Garry will take you on his own special musical journey.

Nick and Si's Open Mic Night

Wednesday 3rd Oct - 8:30pm

Pack your talent and leave the safety of the bedroom and come on down and strut your inner rock star so that all can enjoy. All types of musician and poet welcomed. Better come early to book yer space. Hosted by the talented Nick and Si from Behind Closed Doors

The Velvet Doonicans

Friday 5th Oct - 9:15pm

The Velvet Doonicans were formed when the Velvet Underground replaced Lou Reed with Val Doonican in the early 70s. It was a whole new direction for the band and, sadly, soon led to the demise of the band that had come to represent the complete anarchic anti-music antithesis to the summer of love and to middle of the road cartoon Irish folk music. Arne Cottrell, Graham Bushel and Rick Fote perform to delight you

We Shall Overcome

Saturday 6th Oct - 3pm onwards

All the events this weekend are in support of We Shall Overcome. This will be an afternoon and evening of fun and music with headliners Smiley and the Underclass. More details to be announced closer to the date. Every event this weekend is in aid of this cause and we have selected Cupboard Love, Bridport’s food bank to be the recipients.

Robb Johnson

Sunday 7th Oct - 4:00pm

Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim – “a modern-day Dostoyevsky” said the US’s Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998, & Tony Benn says Johnson’s “Winter Turns To Spring” is his favourite song

The Ropemakers Cheese Club

Wednesday 10th Oct

Six superb cheeses from Scotland all served with a selection of crackers and accompaniments. Tickets are available from the bar at £6.50 each. Get your tickets early for this popular night as we have limited spaces. Booking for this event is essential. 7:30pm and 8:30pm sittings available.

BEMIS

Friday 12th Oct - 9:15pm

Bemis are recognised among their peers as a superb live act who can headline any bill. They are Gareth Howells, Louis Howells, Dillon Hughes, Mark Finn and Ian Scarbro. They're an acoustic rock group led by the songs of frontman Gareth Howells, with guitars played with attack, wrapped up in a punchy sound provided by a solid rhythm section. Getting an enviable reputation with their own take on the covers they perform, and their original songs heard across their albums.

Irie Fire

Saturday 13th Oct - 9:15pm

For those of you who remember Skank Tank, two of the members are now in Irie Fire. Irie Fire are a reggae / rock band who are committed to playing their passionate vibes. Their debut album has just been released. They aim to spread their luscious vocal harmonies, hair raising horns and groovin’ reggae beats around the country. New to us but promises to be a great night.

Danny Adams

Sunday 14th Oct - 4:00pm

At the age of 27 Danny's art of performance and production has already helped him achieve some of his dreams and aspirations including making his first EP with Tribal Law at Abbey Road Studios with living legend Eddie Kramer in 2010, to being 1 of only one hundred singers chosen out of 180,000 to Audition For the first Series of BBC's The Voice UK 2012. Performing to live to audiences ranging from hundreds to thousands since the age of 6 and cutting his teeth gigging from age 13, Music and the love of music is as much a part of Danny as the love he has for his family and friends. With the release of his first album with "The Black Mariahs" in 2013 and constant work live and in the studio with up and coming talent of all genres, Danny hopes to make an impression on the world of music and its listeners with his unique style, performance, sound design, and song writing.

Sunset Cafe Stompers

Monday 15th Oct - 8:15pm

The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago’s infamous South Side. Al Capone owned it, Louis Armstrong starred there. The Sunset Cafe Stompers do play the music of that period... great tunes from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller... but the band’s wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, the Inkspots, Fats Domino... even Elvis. Beneath it all, one can sense the elusive, shifting, pulse which defines the sound of New Orleans. In that city, ever since the 1900s, bands have been hired to attract a crowd, or to add spirit and generate excitement for all kinds of occasion. Throughout the last twenty years we have followed in that tradition: playing jazz clubs, concerts for churches, arts centres, village dances, weddings, festivals, funerals, garden parties... from our Dorset/Somerset base, down to Cornwall and up to Cumbria.

The Fat Marrow Blues Band

Friday 19th Oct - 9:15pm

The Fat Marrow Band have been together for some time playing a mixture of funky rhythm and blues and jazzy rock and roll in pubs, clubs and at parties. Starting off as a six piece in the 90's with drums, bass, 2 guitars, harmonica and saxophone they have become well known around the Yeovil, Weymouth and Taunton area as a tight band who always play a good gig. With the odd change of drummer over the years they have featured in BBC documentaries, played the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, Music for Africa gigs at Sherborne Castle and Montacute House and would have supported Otis Grand if he had turned up at the Cheese and Grain at Frome. Recently they have added keyboards and trombone to the full line up, what value! The emphasis for them is that the band should have as much fun as the audience and they always enjoy themselves.

ExBOSS/h2>

Saturday 20th Oct - 9:15pm

Like that time when Roni Size met Nirvana on a beach in Jamaica. Live drum ‘n’ bass / punk / dub 3 piece

The Bridport Turnip Prize

Sunday 21st Oct - From 3:00pm

It has become evident that there is a lack of opportunities for non-artists and artists to compete on a level together in using their creativity and freedom of imagination. It is therefore with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural Bridport Turner Prize. This is inspired as a spoof on the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize and it is hoped that it will become an annual event. There are three rules: 1. Does it show a lack of effort? 2. Entries must have an alliteration or pun in the title 3. Is it shit? Entries with too much effort, or not shit enough are immediately disqualified. The prize will be a turnip nailed to a lump of wood and each year’s winner can keep their trophy for life. Overall the concept will be ʻWe know it’s rubbish, but is it artʼ? We are asking for entries to be brought to the pub between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Sunday 21st October for judging. If we have a large number of entries then the judges will create a shortlist. The winner will be announced at 5;00pm. Be proud to be the winner with the most feeble work of art.

The Electric Shakes

Friday 26th Oct - 9:15pm

Sharing a mutual respect for hard working, unpretentious, music from the soul. All 3 members have clocked up an approximate total of 1,000,000,000 hours worth of playing music in some way shape or form. Done all the things you're meant to and not meant to do. Got signed, Mimed. Toured. Got bored. Lived. Loved. Laughed. Grafted. Got shafted. Made sweet sweet music. Used it. Abused it, and had a bloody laugh doing it.

Davey Malone and the Longtails

Saturday 27th Oct - 9:15pm

Davey Malone & The Longtails are the new musical offering from Scary Dave, best known as front man of punk skiffle outfit Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs. Davey is accompanied by a few well chosen friends and together they will be unleashing themselves on you! "A folk-punk phenomenon, a dark and dodgy dealer in high tragedy, comedy and sparkling morality. He'll have you laughing, weeping and thinking things you won't want to mention in polite company. Blending powerful political folk numbers with comic ditties, Davey seizes the crowd's attention with charisma and talent both, and delivers entertainment in spades" - The Good Gig Guide

Christopher Webb

Sunday 28th Oct

Chris Webb is a solo acoustic performer of original contemporary folk songs with whimsical narrative and upbeat fingerstyle guitar playing. Guitarist for ‘Gaz Brookfield and the Company of Thieves’ and Lonely Tourist. Guitarist and co-writer with Plume Of Feathers

Ropemakers Roadtrip - Taunton Races

Wednesday 31st Oct

Places are limited so get in early! We are planning a day trip to Taunton Races on Wednesday 31st October. As we are looking at going as a group we can offer tickets for £12 each instead of the usual £17 plus the cost of the coach, BUT we need to order the tickets by 26th August absolute latest. We must have your payment made by this date. The cost of the coach will be £12 each making a total rice of £24.00. There will be 27 places available. We will be leaving the pub at 11:45am and leave the course at 4:30pm which allows both the first and last race to be seen. We need to know definite numbers by Saturday 26th August together with the total cost. If you are definitely interested, then please indicate below and let us have the slip and payment by 26th August.

Vanilla RAdio

Fri 2nd Nov - 9:15pm

Emerging from the darkest depths of Dorset, Vanilla Radio burst onto the funk rock scene in 2013 delivering their soulful funky grooves to crowds all over the south coast. At its core Jamie Parker, Jack Ansell and Rick Veall have been playing in various line-ups for the last 10 years with the later addition of Will Sear on keys adding another dimension to their sound. Vanilla Radio’s live set is a funk rock explosion taking influence from jazz, funk, soul and motown and mixing all out furious guitar and keys, exploding bass lines and outrageous drum breaks to create a sound that will get you grooving.

The Devil's Doorbels

Sat 3rd Nov - 9:15pm

The Devil makes work for idle hands, and Doorbells were made for pushing. The Devil’s Doorbells play a mix of trad. folk and originals with subjects as diverse as coal mining to anarchist uprisings to Alan Titchmarsh on Desert Island Discs. It’s music to cleanse and then to dirten. Pushing it, the debut album, was recorded in fields and car parks via solar power.

Avid Bowie

Sun 4th Nov - 4:00pm

Tony and Marc from the Glass Spiders perform a more intimate collection of Bowie songs and more tunes from the Glam Rock eras.

Open Mic Night

Wed 7th Nov - 8:30pm

Pack your talent and leave the safety of the bedroom and come on down and strut your inner rock star so that all can enjoy. All types of musician and poet welcomed. Better come early to book yer space. Hosted by the talented Nick and Si from Behind Closed Doors

Shelby's Elbows

Fri 9th Nov - 9:15pm

Shelby’s Elbows are an acoustic duo, made up of Dorset musicians Martin P. Davies and Phil Jeffs. Formed after meeting in various Open Mic nights in 2008, Shelby’s Elbows have developed into a locally well known entertainment duo, playing a variety of instruments and producing an instantly recognisable sound that surprises people when they discover that there’s only two people making it. Starting out as a covers band, they are now writing and recording their own original music from a wide variety of influences gained from their covers set – from Nirvana to Neil Young, Seal to Skynyrd, Dire Straits to Turin Brakes and anything in between. Shelby’s Elbows are an exciting, dynamic duo, delivering a deep filled sound that punches well above the level which their numeric deficiency should allow. Inspirational lyrics and catchy conundrums for those who like to rock their fun but socially-aware world with guitars, exuberance and honesty, along with the misuse of inappropriate and inaccurate presidential quotes. ‘Shelby’s What?’ – Barack Obama

The Curst Sons

Sat 10th Nov - 9:15pm

The Curst Sons have been playing their powerful stripped back take on early American traditional music since 1998. Performing mainly original material with a few distinctive arrangements of traditional songs they have released six CDs -and one 10” vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label. Over the years they have played venues ranging from tiny country pubs to festival main stages, appeared on several local radio shows and recorded two live sessions on the much missed Mark Lamarr BBC Radio 2 show. They were runners up in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition, nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the 10th Independent Music Awards 2011 and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010.

Ropemakers Dog Show

Sun 11th Nov - 3:00pm

Same silliness as last year. This is for fun, it’s not crufts!

Robert Brown

Sun 11th Nov - 4:30pm

Robert Brown is an emerging singer songwriter with obvious comparisons such as Nick Drake, Davy Graham and Jimmy Page, not only in his writing but with his remarkable finger style technique. “I was lucky as a kid. When I was 17 I got to tour with Dick Heckstall Smith, and later in my teens I toured the southern states for 6 months with the US funk rock outfit the Blast. It was a crazy learning curve in which I saw our promoter being shot and having Boy Georges producer chasing us all over Houston thinking we were the next big thing and had free coke to burn!” Whilst touring in New York last year, he was also approached by Alice Cooper’s Press agent and tour manager after they heard a particular track. Songs that are remembered the next day seem to be one of his main gifts. Extensive travelling in Europe, North Africa and North America have enabled Robert to absorb the music and culture, and this emerges in subtle rootsy nuances within his work. Some obvious, some hidden to all but the expert ear. “I’m flattered to have had artists use and want to cover my songs, but I won’t sell out for the privilege. I’ve met people who literally try to work out a plan for the fastest way they can sell their souls for a fast buck and 15 minutes of fame. Over the years the music business has come into and out of my life. To quote Roy Harper “It’s not important that I become a millionaire. I’m a sparrow in the gutter. I will always be able to make a living”.

Cheese Club

Wed 14th Nov

Six superb cheeses all served with a selection of crackers and accompaniments. Tickets are available from the bar at £6.50 each. Get your tickets early for this popular night as we have limited spaces. Booking for this event is essential.

Imprints

Fri 16th Nov - 9:15pm

Imprints are a Shanty-Folk-Rock cider fuelled explosion from Bristol. With songs covering everything from Space Pirates to Zelda's political leanings, from the undead partying to waking up drunk and doing it all over again, Imprints will guarantee foot-stomping fun and the mightiest and fieriest of jigs.

Glass Spiders

Sat 17th Nov - 9:15pm

These Glass Spiders from Dorset feature former members of Freak Circus & the Dinnerladies. With a 70s feel, think Bowie, Roxy, Bolan, Eno, Iggy, NY Dolls

JINDER

Sun 18th Nov - 4:00pm

JINDER is a 36yr old songwriter, storyteller and international touring musician based in the UK's pastoral Westcountry. Following the lo-fi folk noir of 2015's critically acclaimed LP 'Traditional Dark', his tenth album 'Presents...KINGSIZE BLACKFOOT' (released on 17th July 2017) is an intense and joyful exploration of American blues and roots music, drenched in gutbucket Delta blues slide guitar, Bluegrass from the heart of Appalachia, Louisiana murder ballads, Country Blues and even an impassioned update of Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney's Depression-era anthem 'Brother Can You Spare A Dime', released in May as the first single from the album.

Sunset Cafe Stompers

Mon 19th Nov - 8:15pm

The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago’s infamous South Side. Al Capone owned it, Louis Armstrong starred there. The Sunset Cafe Stompers do play the music of that period... great tunes from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller... but the band’s wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, the Inkspots, Fats Domino... even Elvis. Beneath it all, one can sense the elusive, shifting, pulse which defines the sound of New Orleans. In that city, ever since the 1900s, bands have been hired to attract a crowd, or to add spirit and generate excitement for all kinds of occasion. Throughout the last twenty years we have followed in that tradition: playing jazz clubs, concerts for churches, arts centres, village dances, weddings, festivals, funerals, garden parties... from our Dorset/Somerset base, down to Cornwall and up to Cumbria

Mother Ukers

Fri 23rd Nov - 9:15pm

Playing songs from throughout the ages on their Ukuleles, the Mother Ukers are a three piece Ukulele band based in Bournemouth, England. The Band take on modern day classics with their ukuleles and forge them into timeless wonders of a bygone era with the power of ‘Ukular Fusion’ Warping time and Space… The Mother Ukers are ‘The Ukulele Band’

N. U. M. B.

Sat 24th Nov - 9:15pm

Formed in 2007, N.U.M.B. (Never Underestimate Musical Belief) are a live alternative Hip Hop band successfully fusing Reggae, Rap, DnB and Folk. With a reputation for energetic, foot stomping live performances, sublime grooves and infectious songs that stick in your head, N.U.M.B. bring the festival vibe to any event. With over 700 live performances under their belt, they’ve honed their craft and have supported Arrested Development, Peter Andre, Mica Paris, Frank Turner, The Beat, and Finley Quaye to name a few. They’re a festival favourite too boasting appearances at Glastonbury, 02 Wireless Festival, Beach Break Live, Solfest, Farmer Phil’s Festival and they’ve been nominated for Best Band of the Year and Best Album of the Year at The South West Music Awards. They came 2nd in the UK heat of Global Battle of the Bands and got to the final 10 bands from 30,000 in the 02 Wireless Unsigned Competition. N.U.M.B. have are also sponsored by UK guitar manufacturer Faith Guitars and ethical urban clothing firm The Hemp Trading Company.

Mutter and Clive

Sun 25th Nov - 4:00pm

Mutter Slater was the front man and flute player for the 70’s cult band Stackridge (produced by George Martin, signed by Elton John): a group that established itself as a firm favourite on countless stages throughout the land and appeared regularly on BBC TV’s The Old Grey Whistle Test and John Peel’s radio programmes. After Stackridge Mutter returned to a life of quiet domesticity in the South West of England. The songwriting and performing bug eventually got the better of him, leading to the formation of his band and a return to the recording studios – Love & Hate 2006; Riding A Hurricane 2008 (produced by Billy Bragg) and 2014’s Absobloodylutely. His songs reflect his primary interest in 60’s American blues, soul and R’n’B as well as his persistent addiction to a ‘half decent tune’. The music is warm, harmonically panoramic and edgy. Lyrically it’s intriguing; telling of human strengths and frailties and illicit loves, bar room observations, train rides, bus rides, long walks and cosmic disintegration.

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The Hawkmen

Fri 30th Nov - 9:15pm

The Hawkmen draw from an array of influences such as rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll which they bring together in a classic, rootsy, hybrid blend. The band emerged as a full, live act in 2017 following the early successes of soul 45 and Craig Charles favourite, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (Record Kicks), a northern soul remix of Emma Beatson’s debut single Do It (selected by Craig Charles for the second volume of his Freestyle Records compilation series) and The Hawkmen’s blazing Keep On Working EP (Mocambo) which yielded another 45 and was widely played on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6. In 2017 Love Is Blind was released and features on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club Vol.5 compilation and received more BBC 6 Music airplay. 2018 got of to a flying start with the release of the Chemistry Of Love single, yet more plays on BBC 6 Music, leading to a mini UK tour and concerts in Germany and France.