A chance to sing, play, or listen to Acoustic (unplugged ) music. Folk, Blues, Jazz, Old-Timey - in fact anything as long as it's unplugged !
This is very popular with musicians and is currently fully booked but please come along to watch and sing along.
Even after more than 40 years in the music business, the guitar virtuoso is more topical than ever. Especially in times of "digital madness" with all its good and dangerous sides, Phil makes music you can tackle, authentic down to the last sound. Whether folk, pop or Rock - Phil unites them in powerful songs that arouse emotions. Stories of the Street, of the beauty of his English homeland, Lancashire, of love and denomination little meaningful things that are really important. Melodies that get under your skin go and leave no one indifferent. Rock and folk fans with life experience know what he sings about.
The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a high energy “folk, roots and rock & roll” band, based in-and-around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. Best described as “exploding out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys”. The band have a great reputation on the live circuit.
Amongst a host of accolades, the band, who regularly perform at festivals and venues across the North of England. has been hailed “A blur of hedonistic delight” by Fatea Showcases and “the best upbeat folk band around” by the Yorkshire Gig Guide.
They are known as the “go to” band for finishing off the night in a joyful, energetic, and chorus filled way.
With the release of their latest album “One Fine Day” the band received outstanding reviews in the national and local music press.
The album was produced by the highly regarded David Crickmore (Steve Tilston, Pete Coe, Jez Lowe) and comprises 12 new songs all written by Jon. The subject matters are varied and far-ranging including songs about the musically rich Yorkshire market town of Otley so strongly associated with the band, an economic migrant, a big road, Trump, Brexit, murder, making a new start, a highway woman, and a depressed 19th century mill worker.
The Starlite Campbell Band are husband and wife Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell. They are passionate about music as well as each other.
Simon is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He was signed to Line Records (Polydor Germany) in the early '90s. In 2011 Simon was nominated in the Best Vocalist category in the British Blues Awards. He has also released albums with his bands 'Whitefire', 'The Disciples', 'Little Brother', two solo albums, is a world champion and Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society.
Suzy is a songwriter, visual artist and multi-instrumentalist.
She is featured as the 'Wonder Woman' bassist in the July 2022 edition of No Treble Magazine, USA with an hour long video interview and written article. Suzy also won fasted woman at the Isle of Man TT Ramsey Sprint and is a New York Festivals radio award-winning broadcaster.
“Campbell’s vocals are flawless. Infectious hooks, meaty jams, and innovative song-writing stand front and center, making Starlite Campbell Band’s Live album an exhilarating listen.” - Phillip Smith
“Oh My, Oh My! What a cracker this one is. I listened to the whole album at one go... Then it hit me. This is what Cream sounded like before they became super-stars” - Ian K. McKenzie, Editor
The Blues at Hamish's February 2022
Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 5pm (last orders 4pm)
Friday - Sunday 9am - 7pm (last orders 6pm)