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Hannah Woof plus Ellie Gowers @ Temperance
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Peter Knight & John Spiers @ Wurzel Bush Folk Club
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Residents: Crybb Folk, Craig Sunderland, Eddie Player.

The Club is crowd funded which means we depend on having a collection of bank notes at each event.

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Acoustic Singers Night @ Bedworth Folk Club
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Singaround @ The Tump
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Jug collection

Tom Young & Sons of Men + Mesa @ Somerville Arms
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hosted by Mesa on the 4th Friday of each month

Sunjay @ Live & Local
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A captivating young performer; Sunjay is an extremely talented blues-folk guitarist and singer/songwriter reminiscent of Ralph McTell, John Martyn and early Tim Buckley. Well known on the UK folk scene, Sunjay is an artist with a rare mix of youth (he has just turned 25), combined with a superb, experienced and intricate acoustic guitar style.

Sunjay is pretty much the antithesis of your typical denim clad dishevelled folk and blues musician. From his perfectly groomed hair to his spotlessly shining winkle picker boots he is every inch the ‘city slicker’. With a relaxed and confident manner, exquisite vocal style, mastery of his instrument and entertaining and often hilarious stories and anecdotes, he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just four years old and hasn’t put it down since.

‘A very accomplished and dynamic guitarist, with echoes of a young Ralph McTell.’ R2 Magazine

Born in Derby to Anglo-Indian parents (dad from the Midlands, mum from New Dehli) and raised in the West Midlands, his dad introduced him to as much music as possible in the hope that he would develop a life-long passion. Sunjay’s first musical love was Buddy Holly, closely followed by Don McLean, firmly rooting him with a blues and folk mix. He has now developed these influences (and also drawn heavily from country and rock), into a musical maturity far beyond his years.

‘A wizard on the guitar.’ Vin Garbutt

‘An amazing picker.’ Terry Reid

‘Superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate, faultless.’ The List

Sunjay keeps busy – in 2017 he played over 100 gigs – both as headline performer and as support for the likes of Martin Simpson, Passenger, Phil Beer, Steve Tilston and Terry Reid. From national radio play to main stage festival appearances Sunjay is a major young talent, remaining true to his musical roots, at the same time creating a unique path.

‘One of the best young pickers and singers around.’ BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Show’

★★★★ Maverick Magazine

★★★★ The Scotsman

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Running time
90 min + interval

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£9.00 Standard / £7.00 Under 16 / £7.00 Over 60

Other Ticket Information
Doors and bar open 6pm.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01926 641024

Available From
Alan Hill The Old Bakery Manor Lane Kineton CV35 0JT 01926 641024; KSSC Bar CV35 0FA 01926 640901; HC Lewis(Butchers) Banbury Street Kineton 01926 640228

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Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

Live & Local affirms that when a disabled person’s access requirements necessitate them being accompanied to a performance, that person and their personal assistant should be able to purchase two tickets at a total cost of no more than the cost of a one full-priced ticket. Promoters are advised that this is best practice that is now supported by an established legal precedent.

Performers Night @ Warwick Folk Club
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Mic Night @ Wurzel Bush Folk Club
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Residents: Crybb Folk, Craig Sunderland, Eddie Player.

The Club is crowd funded which means we depend on having a collection of bank notes at each event.

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NB Isla StClair postponed

Iota @ Nuneaton Folk Club
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Iota features annA rydeR, Sally Barker & Marion Fleetwood

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admission free but be generous when buying raffle tickets!

Martyn Oram @ The Tump
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Admission £5