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"Before the winter fire I will still be dreaming, I have no thought of time." Sandy Denny

WEEKLY UPDATE

MARTHA’S KITCHEN  –  Check out the new daily and Sunday menus. And we’ll be starting new daily specials soon.

THURSDAY 30TH MAY. 7.30pm
THE GOOD FOOD CLUB presents FINE DINING at MARTHA’S KITCHEN.
Our monthly get together sees chef Gary Pickles produce another fine menu for you food lovers to saviour and enjoy. Booking is essential.

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME – Tickets and more info.
STORIES, ARTEFACTS, NUGGETS & MEMORIES
IAN CLAYTON in conversation with CP LEE

CP LEE IS A WRITER, BROADCASTER, LECTURER AND PERFORMER WHO HAS WRITTEN ACCLAIMED BOOKS ABOUT DYLAN AND THE MANCHESTER MUSIC SCENE. AN ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN, HE WAS A MEMBER OF ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS. HE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARIES FOR BBC TV & RADIO.
HE ONCE ATE MUFFINS WITH ANDY WARHOL AND WILL BE BRINGING ALONG HIS UKULELE.

THE CAT CLUB (Classic Album Thursdays)

THURSDAY 9TH MAY – SOLD OUT
MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON

THURSDAY 23RD MAY – SOLD OUT
MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY in conversation with Ian Clayton

THURSDAY 13TH JUNE- SOLD OUT
CAROLE KING ‘TAPESTRY’

THURSDAY 11TH JULY. TICKETS ON SALE 10TH MAY

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG ‘DEJA VUE’
The rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (alias CSNY) played their second gig at the Woodstock festival, almost fifty years ago. Within 12 months, they had split up – but not before they recorded Déjà Vu, their first album as a quartet (and their last for almost two decades). Almost every song on Déjà Vu became a rock standard, from ‘Almost Cut My Hair’ and ‘Helpless’ to ‘Our House’ and ‘Teach Your Children.’ But the sunny harmonies on the record didn’t reflect the turbulence of the band, or their times.
The full story will be revealed by PETER DOGGETT, whose biography of CSNY is published at the start of July 2019. It tells the in-depth tale of how four combative and uniquely talented individuals outgrew the 60s bands with whom they’d first found fame, and stumbled into each other’s company. The book explains how a musical relationship that began as an idealistic 60s fantasy quickly turned into a 70s nightmare, with effects that are still being felt today.
Peter’s previous books include his definitive account of the Beatles’ break-up and its aftermath, You Never Give Me Your Money; and his expansive history of 125 years of popular music, Electric Shock.

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST – TICKETS ON SALE 7TH JUNE

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
The band’s eponymous debut album.Probably the first album to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut was groundbreaking enough when released in 1992, but many would argue that it has yet to be surpassed in terms of influence and sheer brilliance — though countless bands have certainly tried.
Presented by JON MORTER
Jon is best known for his gatecrashing of the music industry with his phenomenal ‘Rage Against The X Factor’ campaign, sweeping Rap/Metal band Rage Against The Machine into the sought after UK Christmas No.1 spot, and £160,000 raised for charity. A Guinness record for downloads was broken plus Facebook gave him his own personal member of staff to assist with the 1.6 million group members he had amassed in just 4 weeks. This success opened the door for Jon to work on campaigns for some big artists in the industry including Nirvana, Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart, David Essex, a No.1 album for The Rolling Stones, Rik Mayall’s 2010 World Cup single (which incidentally Jon campaigned for again after Rik’s death making the UK No.7 in 2014), Eagles of Death Metal, Wham’s return to No.2 in 2017, and the 2012 Christmas No.1 campaign for The Justice Collective.

COMING UP:

Thursday 12th September – THE SEX PISTOLS ‘SPUNK’ (the legendary bootleg)
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’
Thursday 7th November – NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’
Thursday 14th November – THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED’ 

LIVE IN CONCERT
Due to the proverbial ‘popular demand’ we are starting our Sunday evening concerts again featuring some of the finest artists around from the world of blues, folk and jazz.
We’re gonna kick off with an absolute belter:
SUNDAY 2nd JUNE – 6.30pm. Tickets £10
32-20’s BLUES BAND
From the ashes of The Vegas Six and The still burning Tombstone Buzzards comes a new blues band that’s gonna ‘cut you half in two.’

 

 

 

Kevin ReynoldsWEEKLY UPDATE
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