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.
Hamish’s owners first saw St Catherine’s Child at a John Martyn gathering where she played and sung both her own music and John Martyn songs. She left a lasting impression to everyone there. Ilana has the natural talent that we like to see performing at Hamish’s.
St. Catherine’s Child is the pet project of transatlantic singer-songwriter Ilana Zsigmond. Born in England to musical parents, Ilana spent the majority of her childhood in New Haven, Connecticut, bouncing back and forth between continents as her parents toured.
After settling back in the UK in 2015, she reflects the Americana aesthetic that surrounded her throughout her childhood with the articulation and dry-wit of her British sensibilities.
Named for the patron saint of eloquent women, her vocal strength and poetic songwriting shines at the heart of St. Catherine’s Child. Her newest single ‘Holy’ is out now on all platforms.
Reuben and The Bridge are an acoustic duo from Bradford, West Yorkshire. uitar, Fiddle and harmony vocals. They take classic rock and pop songs from the past 60 years and reform them with their folk tinged style. From tasteful ballads to lively foot tapping greats, they'll take you on an eclectic journey.
Expect re-workings of Led Zeppelin, Guns and Roses, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Simon and Garfunkel, The Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Gerry Rafferty and many others.
“A great writer. He expresses his lyrics with his own inimitable style really because he sings like no one else.”
(Kid Jensen, The Blues Hour)
Adam Giles Levy is an amalgam of acoustic bluesy goodness, apocalyptic rock bangers and cinematic dark folk, elegantly delivered to striking effect. Not shy of using his lyrics to reflect on humanity’s big questions, Adam’s emotionally charged live show has earned him
the call to open for such class acts as Newton Faulkner, Noah Gundersen and William Fitzsimmons.
Adam’s blues-rock heavy 2018 release, “Peninsula” (2018), was the catalyst for a year of European touring, with support for Steve
Hackett (Genesis) at the Pordenone Blues Festival (Italy), the highlight. Whether writing about the power of the ocean or capturing the ephemeral beauty of a dream, Adam’s emotive songs, both dynamic and profound, ultimately led to him signing with UK independent record label, “Hillside Global” in 2020.
Adam’s new single “Wild Earth”, a rallying cry for a more just and compassionate economic system, is out now.
Part meditative exploration, part world observation Adam’s debut LP, and first label backed release, “Wake of Disarray” (Hillside Global/Virgin UK) was published on November 4th 2022 and has received some amazing reviews.
For fans of: Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant, Kaleo, Pentangle
"Seafoam Green are Irish band Dave O'Grady and Muireann McDermott Long. They are joined this evening by Martin Byrne on double base and base guitar. They specialise in what we now call Americana. If you want blues, gospel, and folk, they’ve got it, but what they’ve actually perfected across two albums and countless live shows is the sound of a glorious rock n’ soul revival. Seafoam Green even find room for a dash of Dublinese, just to remind people where they’re coming from. Heavy hitters like Rich Robinson, Derek Trucks, and Tyler Greenwell have all chipped in, and it’s not hard to hear why, for this is thrilling, vital, and – that word again - soulful music." Pat Carty - Hotpress Magazine.
“lashings of Muscle Shoals soul & Dublin folk..yours for life”- Classic Rock Magazine.
“Endlessly inspiring” - AntiMusic “Glorious” - Americana UK.
"bathed in vibrance ...Instantly becoming rock royalty" MoggBlog
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.
Based in Derbyshire Sarah regularly performs around England and Internationally. She has dedicated her life to her love of singing. Sarah originally trained in musical theatre. Recently she has been entertaining people with her Cher tribute nights.
She also decided to use her talents to help others through music therapy. She regularly conducts therapy sessions in care homes and community groups.
A traditional country blues and ragtime musician, with a British folk vibe. Keeping the style and music of some of the great bluesmen from the 1920's ‐ 1940's alive and strong, by opening new and old ears to a style almost forgotten. Kelvin’s playing is probably most like Mississippi John Hurt, but also plays some Blind Blake songs,
not necessarily note‐for‐note, but in the style of Blind Blake, more of a ragtime approach. He has supported Catfish Keith and Danny Bryant who has a blues rock band. One of Kelvin’s other highlight is playing one of his own songs on BBC Cambridgeshire Radio.
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
A 4 piece acoustic band singing and playing a variety of Irish, Folk, Americana, Blues and Latin music with a generous dash of humour.
Founder member of the legendary 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie, Michael comes from a famous Tyneside musical dynasty - his Dad, John Doonan Snr, was an All-Ireland piccolo champion and founding figure of the UK folk revival in the 60s. As well as the Hunch, Michael fronts The Mighty Doonans folk-rock band, and adds vocals, flute and pipes to many a session from Shields to Sheffield.
Bob fronted another highly respected folk-rock outfit, Kitsyke Will, and has since lent his wonderful soul-inflected vocal style to The Solicitors, as well as singing, playing percussion and harmonica with The Hunch.
Alongside these two are the stunning acoustic guitarist/vocalist Chris Hanks and keyboards/accordionist/vocalist Tony Bacon, both alumni of West Yorkshire’s thriving roots music scene.
A collective ready wit & easy rapport with audiences of all sizes ensures that any gig involving THE HUNCH goes with a swing -tasteful, exciting, assured, soulful, enjoyable and lasting in the memory.
The Blues at Hamish's February 2022
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