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Weekly update for October

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

COMING UP:
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. SOLD OUT.
Thursday 7th November –
NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. SOLD OUT.

Thursday 28th November (rearranged from 14th November) –
THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED.’  SOLD OUT.

FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER – 8.30PM. Free event.
LOSSY UND DIE TAGELÖHNER Live in concert.
The last time they played the Tap they brought the house down. All the way from Germany and worth every air mile!

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER – 8.30PM. Free event.
REV REYNOLDS presents A RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE with
SIFAKA
A intoxicating mix of R&B, jazz rock and red hot soul back by popular demand.
Presented by deejay Rev Reynolds who’ll be playing vinyl R&B records from his vast collection. Toe tappin’ guaranteed, money maker shakin’ optional. No finer way to start the weekend brothers and sisters.

THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER – 7.30PM. Free event.
HOMEGROWN – THE CREAM OF THE CROP presents the first of our quarterly events featuring the best bands around.
ALLUSINLOVE / SILKSTONE DRIFT / BAD BUG / THE ASTRIDS.

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER – 7pm. Tickets £10.
JILLY RILEY Live in concert. Proceeds in aid of Pontefract Community Kitchen.
Psychedelic soul artist, Jilly Riley, poetically fuses colours of funk, blues, rock and world soul, creating a heterogeneous musical stew spiced with love, freedom and a dash of activism – we are delighted to welcome her back to the Tap & Barrel where she has brought the house down on two memorable occasions.
Proceeds to our very good friends who run the Pontefract Community Kitchen and who are presenting this not to be missed show.

ALL HALLOWS EVE THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER – 7.30PM. Tickets £10.
KENT DUCHAINE & LEADBESSIE
All Hallows Eve and we’re gonna be featuring the devil’s music live in concert and on vinyl records.
Grammy nominated American Delta bluesman KENT DUCHAINE is one of the most respected and talented bluesmen on this or any other planet.
Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf are just some of the impressive names that Kent has played alongside.
The joint is sure to be red hot and ablaze with the devil’s finest tunes.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATE

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

COMING UP:
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD.’ SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. SOLD OUT.
Thursday 7th November –
NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. SOLD OUT.

Thursday 14th November –
THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED.’  SOLD OUT.

LIVE IN CONCERT
FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER – 8.30pm. Free Event.
REV REYNOLDS presents A RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE with
ROWLAND JONES & THE MOVEABLE FEAST
ROWLAND JONES & THE MOVEABLE FEAST are a set of travelling bluesmen who get together to play hard driving R&B selected especially for such occasions as our Friday night Rhythm & Blues Revue.
Presented by deejay Rev Reynolds who’ll be playing vinyl R&B records from his vast collection. Toe tappin’ guaranteed, money maker shakin’ optional. No finer way to start the weekend brothers and sisters.

FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER – 8.30PM. Free event.
LOSSY UND DIE TAGELÖHNER Live in concert.
The last time they played the Tap they brought the house down. All the way from Germany and worth every air mile!

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER – 8.30PM. Free event.
REV REYNOLDS presents A RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE with
SIFAKA
A intoxicating mix of R&B, jazz rock and red hot soul back by popular demand.
Presented by deejay Rev Reynolds who’ll be playing vinyl R&B records from his vast collection. Toe tappin’ guaranteed, money maker shakin’ optional. No finer way to start the weekend brothers and sisters.

THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER – 7.30PM. Free event.
HOMEGROWN – THE CREAM OF THE CROP presents the first of our quarterly events featuring the best bands around.
ALLUSINLOVE / SILKSTONE DRIFT / BAD BUG / THE ASTRIDS.

ALL HALLOWS EVE THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER – 7.30PM. Tickets £10.
KENT DUCHAINE & LEADBESSIE
All Hallows Eve and we’re gonna be featuring the devil’s music live in concert and on vinyl records.
Grammy nominated American Delta bluesman KENT DUCHAINE is one of the most respected and talented bluesmen on this or any other planet.
Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf are just some of the impressive names that Kent has played alongside.
The joint is sure to be red hot and ablaze with the devil’s finest tunes.

 

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Kevin ReynoldsWEEKLY UPDATE

WEEKLY UPDATE

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

COMING UP:
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’ – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. Tickets on sale now. More info here.
Thursday 7th November –
NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. Tickets on sale 13th September. SOLD OUT.

Thursday 14th November –
THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED.’  Tickets on sale 20th September. More info here.

LIVE IN CONCERT
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – 8.30pm. Free Event.
REV REYNOLDS presents A RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE with
ALEX HAYNES
LIVE WIRE BLUES POWER!
Presented by deejay Rev Reynolds who’ll be playing vinyl R&B records from his vast collection. Toe tappin’ guaranteed, money maker shakin’ optional. No finer way to start the weekend brothers and sisters.

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

LIVE IN CONCERT
FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER – 8.30pm. Free Event.
REV REYNOLDS presents A RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE with
ROWLAND JONES & THE MOVEABLE FEAST
ROWLAND JONES & THE MOVEABLE FEAST are a set of travelling bluesmen who get together to play hard driving R&B selected especially for such occasions as our Friday night Rhythm & Blues Revue.
Presented by deejay Rev Reynolds who’ll be playing vinyl R&B records from his vast collection. Toe tappin’ guaranteed, money maker shakin’ optional. No finer way to start the weekend brothers and sisters.

FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER – 8.30PM. FREE EVENT.
LOSSY UND DIE TAGELÖHNER Live in concert. Free event.
The last time they played the Tap they brought the house down. All the way from Germany and worth every air mile!

ALL HALLOWS EVE THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER – 7.30PM. Tickets £10.
KENT DUCHAINE & LEADBESSIE
All Hallows Eve and we’re gonna be featuring the devil’s music live in concert and on vinyl records.
Grammy nominated American Delta bluesman KENT DUCHAINE is one of the most respected and talented bluesmen on this or any other planet.
Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf are just some of the impressive names that Kent has played alongside.
The joint is sure to be red hot and ablaze with the devil’s finest tunes.

 

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FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER at 9pm. Free event.
CRAIG CRINSTON
THE LEGENDARY DEEJAY, HEAD HONCHO OF BEYOND PARADISE RECORDINGS AND CREATOR OF THE LISTENING PARTY/JOE’S BAKERY WILL BE SPINNING HIS EXOTIC HYPNOTIC DISCO RECORDS WITH SOME OBSCURE CURVEBALLS THROWN IN FOR EXTREMELY FINE PLEASURE AND GOOD MEASURE.
A NIGHT TO DEFEAT ALL FRIDAY 13TH NEGATIVITY JUST DANCE BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

COMING UP:
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’ – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. Tickets on sale now. More info here.
Thursday 7th November –
NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. Tickets on sale 13th September. More info here.

Thursday 14th November –
THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED.’  Tickets on sale 20th September. More info here.

TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale.
IAN CLAYTON’S BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
AN EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE NEW UPDATED EDITION OF IAN CLAYTON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MUSIC BOOK.
Featuring a selection of readings from the book,an in depth interview with Ian conducted by Liz Wheeldon and a desert island disc selection of the music that soundtracks Ian’s life.
He has created one of the best books about popular music ever written.’ Record Collector.

LIVE IN CONCERT
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – 8.30pm. Free Event.
REV REYNOLDS presents A RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE with
ALEX HAYNES
LIVE WIRE BLUES POWER!
Presented by deejay Rev Reynolds who’ll be playing vinyl R&B records from his vast collection. Toe tappin’ guaranteed, money maker shakin’ optional. No finer way to start the weekend brothers and sisters.

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

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WEEKLY UPDATE

FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER at 8.30pm. Free event.
Rev Reynolds presents a RHYTHM & BLUES REVIEW featuring SLIM WILSON & THE SWAMP BROTHERS.
Every other Friday we’ve got Rev spinning some of his vast collection of blues, soul and funk vinyl records and introducing a blisterin’ live band.

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

COMING UP:
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’ – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. Tickets on sale now. More info here.
Thursday 7th November –
NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. Tickets on sale 13th September. More info here.

Thursday 14th November –
THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED.’  Tickets on sale 20th September. More info here.

LIVE IN CONCERT

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
PELICO – A STRIPPED BACK AND INTIMATE LIVE CONCERTIndie folk-rock band Pelico are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idle Wild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and recently featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band.
They’ll be performing a stripped back concert in the intimate setting of the Tap & Barrel as a trio. Not to be missed brothers and sisters.

TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Free event – reserve spaces here.
MR DODO BONES & THE ONE EYED JACKS New album launch and live recording.
One of the finest bands ever to grace the stage here at the Tap – they’re launching their new album entitled Takin’ Names here at their favourite venue and recording a live concert as well. Contact us if you’d like to be a part of this event.

TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale.
IAN CLAYTON’S BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
AN EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE NEW UPDATED EDITION OF IAN CLAYTON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MUSIC BOOK.
Featuring a selection of readings from the book,an in depth interview with Ian conducted by Liz Wheeldon and a desert island disc selection of the music that soundtracks Ian’s life.
He has created one of the best books about popular music ever written.’ Record Collector.

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

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THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

THURSDAY 22ND JULY. TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
SUPERTRAMP: BREAKFAST IN AMERICA.
Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America(28 million copies sold to date).
In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’
He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!)
John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin.
He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist.

COMING UP:
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’ – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. Tickets on sale 23rd August. More info here.
Thursday 7th November –
NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. Tickets on sale 7th November. More info here.

Thursday 14th November –
THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED’ 

LIVE IN CONCERT

THURSDAY 29th AUGUST – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale.
LONG LOST TOM & FRIENDS THE HARRIETS LIVE IN CONCERT.
Long Lost Tom has released two critically acclaimed eps: Liquorice Sticks and Long Lost Tom – both of which show his keen lyrical focus along with the spring and twang of his guitar melodies.
“I challenge you not to instantly fall in love with The Harriets – a great live band.” Competition Judges, Glastonbury Emerging Talent.

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
PELICO – A STRIPPED BACK AND INTIMATE LIVE CONCERTIndie folk-rock band Pelico are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idle Wild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and recently featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band.
They’ll be performing a stripped back concert in the intimate setting of the Tap & Barrel as a trio. Not to be missed brothers and sisters.

TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Free event – reserve spaces here.
MR DODO BONES & THE ONE EYED JACKS New album launch and live recording.
One of the finest bands ever to grace the stage here at the Tap – they’re launching their new album entitled Takin’ Names here at their favourite venue and recording a live concert as well. Contact us if you’d like to be a part of this event.

TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale.
IAN CLAYTON’S BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
AN EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE NEW UPDATED EDITION OF IAN CLAYTON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MUSIC BOOK.
Featuring a selection of readings from the book,an in depth interview with Ian conducted by Liz Wheeldon and a desert island disc selection of the music that soundtracks Ian’s life.
He has created one of the best books about popular music ever written.’ Record Collector.

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale.
AN EVENING WITH GARY MIDDLETON
The debut performance of new songs from his new forthcoming EP Something Stirring and original music from his acclaimed album Rolling On. Including an interview with Baz Bradley.

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

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Tap & BarrelWeekly update

Weekly update

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

THE SEX PISTOLS  event scheduled for 12th September has been cancelled due to our guest presenter, Clinton Heylin going to work in Tulsa during September. We wish Clinton a mighty fine time indeed. We’re gonna be sorting out a new event asap.

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST – TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
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.

THURSDAY 22ND JULY. TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
SUPERTRAMP: BREAKFAST IN AMERICA.
Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America(28 million copies sold to date).
In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’
He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!)
John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin.
He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist.

COMING UP:
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’
Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II
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. They’ll also be stuff going on through the week as well. Details below.

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
WALKLATE & ATTAH
MAT WALKLATE & TOM ATTAH HAVE APPEARED ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS AT THE TAP BEFORE AND BLEW OUR PROVERBIAL MINDS. Mat appeared with Paolo Fuschie in a memorable gig and Tom gave a solo performance that is still talked about today.
Now they have teamed up to produce one of the finest blues duos around. It’s gonna be one not to be missed – so get yer tickets soon.

THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST – 7.30pm. Free concert
THE SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK
The Woodstock festival opened in New York State on 15th August 1969 at Max Yasgur’s farm. We’re gonna celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening day of the most famous festival in rock history. Featuring ANDY BALCON/SILKSTONE DRIFT/SIFAKA/CAMOMILE CASTLE/BIRDMAN.

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
PELICO – A STRIPPED BACK AND INTIMATE LIVE CONCERTIndie folk-rock band Pelico are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idle Wild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and recently featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band.
They’ll be performing a stripped back concert in the intimate setting of the Tap & Barrel as a trio. Not to be missed brothers and sisters.

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale soon.
AN EVENING WITH GARY MIDDLETON
The debut performance of new songs from his new forthcoming EP Something Stirring and original music from his acclaimed album Rolling On. Including an interview with Baz Bradley.

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

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Tap & BarrelWeekly update

Weekly update

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

THE SEX PISTOLS  event scheduled for 12th September has been cancelled due to our guest presenter, Clinton Heylin going to work in Tulsa during September. We wish Clinton a mighty fine time indeed. We’re gonna be sorting out a new event asap.

THURSDAY 25TH JULY. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
DR JOHN THE NIGHT TRIPPER:  GRIS-GRIS.
WE’RE GONNA BE CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE, GREAT DR JOHN BY FEATURING HIS MASTERPIECE, THE TRULY WONDERFUL GRIS-GRIS. More details here.

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST – TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
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.

THURSDAY 22ND JULY. TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
SUPERTRAMP: BREAKFAST IN AMERICA.
Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America(28 million copies sold to date).
In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’
He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!)
John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin.
He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist.

COMING UP:
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.

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
WALKLATE & ATTAH
MAT WALKLATE & TOM ATTAH HAVE APPEARED ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS AT THE TAP BEFORE AND BLEW OUR PROVERBIAL MINDS. Mat appeared with Paolo Fuschie in a memorable gig and Tom gave a solo performance that is still talked about today.
Now they have teamed up to produce one of the finest blues duos around. It’s gonna be one not to be missed – so get yer tickets soon.

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
PELICO – A STRIPPED BACK AND INTIMATE LIVE CONCERTIndie folk-rock band Pelico are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idle Wild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and recently featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band.
They’ll be performing a stripped back concert in the intimate setting of the Tap & Barrel as a trio. Not to be missed brothers and sisters.

SUNDAY 29th September – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

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Weekly update

THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

THURSDAY 11TH JULY. SOLD OUT.
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG ‘DEJA VUE’ presented by PETER DOGGETT

TUESDAY 16TH JULY.
BOB DYLAN – DESIRE. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
We’ve had many requests to feature Dylan’s 1976 Desire album over the last few years so we’re gonna do it following on from our recent Rolling Thunder Revue evening with Clinton Heylin. Clinton presented two remarkable films from both the 1975 and 1976 tours so it seemed fitting to play the album released between the two revues as a special CAT Club presentation.
IAN DALEY of Route is the man who has edited and published several of Clinton’s recently acclaimed books about the great man and he will be presenting the evening with a special guest appearance by Jay Rosen. Jay was one of the sound engineers at the Gerde’s Folk City concert at the inception of the revue and which was featured in Martin Scorsese’s new Dylan film.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS ON TUESDAY 16TH JULY (and not on a Thursday as is usual the case).

THURSDAY 25TH JULY. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
DR JOHN THE NIGHT TRIPPER:  GRIS-GRIS.
WE’RE GONNA BE CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE, GREAT DR JOHN BY FEATURING HIS MASTERPIECE, THE TRULY WONDERFUL GRIS-GRIS. More details here.

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST – TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
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.

THURSDAY 22ND JULY. TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
SUPERTRAMP: BREAKFAST IN AMERICA.
Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America(28 million copies sold to date).
In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’
He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!)
John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin.
He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist.

COMING UP:
Thursday 12th September – THE SEX PISTOLS ‘SPUNK’ (the legendary bootleg). Tickets on sale 12th July.
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.

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
WALKLATE & ATTAH
MAT WALKLATE & TOM ATTAH HAVE APPEARED ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS AT THE TAP BEFORE AND BLEW OUR PROVERBIAL MINDS. Mat appeared with Paolo Fuschie in a memorable gig and Tom gave a solo performance that is still talked about today.
Now they have teamed up to produce one of the finest blues duos around. It’s gonna be one not to be missed – so get yer tickets soon.

SUNDAY 29th September – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

More details and tickets here.

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