Fowl play with Troyka

John Shuttleworth

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Clem Curtis plays at his local venue tonight. (Fri, Feb 6)

The one time frontman with The Foundations is stoked to be back: “I am looking forward to coming home to my favourite venue right in my own backyard,” he said.

If we were betting types, we’d put a packet on him playing Build Me Up, Buttercup.

The Jaywalkers will be live on Stage 2 on Saturday evening with a folked up fabulousness that took them all the way to the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards a few years back.

They take influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing, and deliver virtuoso instrumentals, three-part harmony and impressive slap bass.

If you are tired of waiting, fret not, The Kast Off Kinks arrive at The Stables on Sunday evening with a slew of smash hits – Lola, You Really Got Me... you know the stuff without the reminder.

There is music in the round on Tuesday night when Benyounes Quartet play music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

On Wednesday, singer-organist John Shuttleworth presents his current show A Wee Ken To Remember.

Apparently, John ‘wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends with us, but a typo on the poster means he is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent – the diminuitive Ken Worthington.

Expect ditties including Two Margerines and I Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now.

Genius.

Last up this week, experimental British trio Troyka, who peddle rich and enthralling instrumental class.

By way of a quick explanation, lifted from the press bumf (and perfectly put) ‘Troyka is far more than the sum of its parts and is definitely not your usual Hammond organ trio.’

Last month they issued their third album Ornithophobia, a beautifully layered textured example of what can be achieved by people that don’t simply play music, but feel 
it and push it to pastures new.

Call and book on 01908 280800.