FEBRUARY 2014

FEBRUARY

THE LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED. IF YOU'RE ON THE MAILING LIST OR YOU FOLLOW US ON TWITTER YOU'LL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THINGS GO LIVE. 

NOT ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-BOOKABLE. 

CONCESSIONS ARE FOR STUDENTS WITH VALID ID, OVER 60s & MUSICIANS' UNION MEMBERS. 

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


THUR 05 FEBRUARY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.

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FRI 06 FEBRUARY

ANTONIO FEULA QUARTET

Antonio Feula Quartet plays modern jazz with influences including bebop, blues, funk and classical.

Antonio has played at The Bear Club in many different guises, but tonight marks the first performance of his new album Joint Paths. Featuring Emiliano Caroselli (drums), Milko Ambrogini (double bass) and Otto Caretta (saxophone) 

DOOR 7.00PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)


SAT 07 FEBRUARY

MARIUS PTAS

Marius Ptas presents a jazz-funk fusion sound influenced by the likes of Mike Stern, Bob Berg and John Scofield. If you like what you hear HERE, then come on down. 

Ptas’ career has seen him play some of the world’s finest stages and festivals including Apollo Theatre in New York, Rockhal Area In Luxembourg, North By Northwest Philadelphia, Poland’s prestigious FAMA festival, an impressive list of UK concerts including The 02, Isle of Wight Festival, Rhythms of the World festival, Queen Elizabeth Park Olympic Stadium and London’s famous Jazz Café.

Marius Ptas - guitar
Rob Mach - tenor sax
Craig Stallwood - piano
Konrad Gordon - bass
Chris Morris - drums

 

DOOR 7.00PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)


THUR 12 FEBRUARY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


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FRI 13 FEBRUARY

SWINGATTO

Back by popular demand, the sounds of 1920s gypsy jazz and Django Reinhardt.

 

 

DOOR: 7.00PM

MUSIC: 8.30PM        

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)


SAT 14 FEBRUARY

BRANT TILDS and SONORA LOS ANGELES

If February is a bit chilly, then American-born, London-based trumpeter Brant Tilds is about to heat things up, with a night of Latin music to listen or dance to.

It's a Valentine's night special if you want it to be or it's an anti-Valentine's night if, like The Bear, you like to fight the system.

As long as you love music, it's all going to work out.

And yes, there will probably be chocolate. 

DOOR: 7.00PM

MUSIC: 8.30PM

TICKETS: £12 / £10 / £8 

BOOK IN ADVANCE & SAVE

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THUR 19 FEBRUARY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


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fRI 20 FEBRUARY

THE GRAHAM ROBINS BAND + GUESTS

2008 Indie Award Nominee Graham Robins continues his residency at The Bear Club with his trusty band and the odd special guest, in an ever-changing programme of soul and blues. 

Graham is an outstanding and soulful singer-songwriter who has performed at numerous festivals in the U.K. & Ireland including: Cambridge Folk Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The North Devon Music Festival, The Castlebar International Blues Festival and The Westport Arts Festival.

DOOR: 7.00PM / MUSIC: 8.30PM

TICKETS: £12 / £8 (BK)

ADVANCED BOOKING HERE


SAT 21 FEBRUARY

KENT DuCHAINE

Kent DuChaine, the American Bluesman and raconteur, has been a professional entertainer for over 40 years. He has shared the stage and socialised with many of the greatest Bluesmen including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bukka White & John Lee Hooker.

From the early 90’s DuChaine has travelled extensively in the UK & Europe, clocking up well over 100 overseas tours, entertaining music lovers with his brilliant slide guitar technique,

Tonight, DuChaine and his 80 year old National Steel guitar “Leadbessie” make their first appearance at The Bear Club. 

 

DOOR: 7.00PM

MUSIC: 8.30PM        

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

 

"There are few musicians who can captivate a room full of people with nothing but a guitar & the Blues, to the level that Kent DuChaine does. His ability to immerse his audience into his world, his life & his heart is unrivalled" 
- Blues in Britain Magazine


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THUR 26 FEBRUARY

JENNY WREN & HER BORROWED WINGS

Fusing gutsy Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Soul and great songwriting, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings combine all of the best parts of Roots based music traditions. With airplay from Paul Jones on his BBC Radio 2 blues hour already under their belt, this exciting new trio are not to be missed.


DOOR: 7.00PM

MUSIC: 8.30PM        

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

NO ADVANCED SALE


FRI 27 FEBRUARY

CHARITY NIGHT

I.AM.BRISKY & THE TWIRLING CANES

Tonight some Bear regulars are fundraising to send Sarah Burgess to the 4th International Conference of Glycoproteinoses in St Louis, Missouri, USA, allowing her to learn more about her rare genetic condition.

i.am.BRISKY have incorporated subtle blends of 80’s Alternative Rock, 90’s British Pop, Classic Metal and 00’s Indie to create their own unique genre. 

The Twirling Canes are a multi-instrument duo from Hertfordshire, known for their dark, haunting soundscapes and mesmerising live shows.


DOOR: 7.00PM

MUSIC: 8.00PM        

£8 / £6 (BK)

NO ADVANCED SALE

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SAT 28 FEBRUARY

CHERRY LEE MEWIS

After a fantastic gig here last November, Cherry and her band return to The Bear. 

Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift.

Highlights so far have included Cherry being the 'Artist in Session' on Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show where she was invited with her band to record 4 tracks at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Opening up for Robin Trower and Albert Lee, returning to the Mississippi with band member Nick Slater to perform at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale where the man himself came down to see them perform. 

DOOR: 7.00PM / MUSIC: 8.30PM

TICKETS: £10 / £9 / £7 (BK)

BOOK IN ADVANCE & SAVE