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The Bennett Family Singers and Bryn Teeling

01 September 2017 19:30

The Bennett Family Singers and Bryn Teeling
The Dreaming Spires gig at Music in the Hall during 2015 was one of the best we have put on and we have been looking to get a return ever since.

Well they are back in a new and unique guise. Robin and Joe Bennett have teamed up with sister Katy Rose Bennett to present The Bennett Family singers.

Katy is also well known to Music in the Hall as she and her Birmingham based band delivered a wonderful set for us in November last year.

This talented family will be playing tracks from their array of albums and we are really looking forward to this.

This promises to be a great night as we also have on the bill the talented local troubadour Bryn Teeling and the River Thieves, featuring songs from the recently released EP "Echoes Round My Day".

Tickets at Early Bird prices for a short while!


Buy tickets Cost: 10.00 GBP





Chris Pureka and Esther Turner

29 September 2017 19:30

Chris Pureka and Esther Turner
Chris Pureka is a wonderful singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. With a string of highly acclaimed albums to her name Chris has a tremendous singing style that has many admirers.

Chris visits Music in the Hall as part of an extensive European tour and is supported by the very talented young musician Esther Turner.

Esther has been a part of the local scene since the age of 13 and is going from strength to strength and we can't wait to see her back in St George's Hall.

Tickets are available at Early Bird prices for a short time!


Buy tickets Cost: 7.00 GBP





Youth Music Showcase

30 September 2017 19:30

Youth Music Showcase
Bewdley Youth Festival presents the annual Youth Music Showcase in conjunction with the Music in the Hall team.

Always a tremendous and uplifting night, this year's showcase will feature Mayfli (the current Wyre Forest Young Musicians of the Year), Melody Blue, Molly Hipkins with Tom Woodcock with other names to be announced, plus the usual suprises.

Tickets are £5 from the Hall Cafe or by clicking here BUY TICKETS


Cost: 5.00 GBP





East of the Severn: The modern sounds of the Black Country

20 October 2017 19:30

East of the Severn: The modern sounds of the Black Country
We present a unique event featuring some very special talents in an intimate setting:

Black Country and Birmingham Artists Liz Berry a Poet, Mish Maybe a singer songwriter and Pete Williams a musician, storyteller and songwriter performed and met for the first time at a mutual friend Birthday Party.

A seed was sown. The idea of combining all these artistic elements into an evening’s entertainment.

But not following the normal show format with each artist performing their own section, but interchanging one anothers performances throughout the evening. 

With contact being made with Pete’s friends The Black Country String band this added yet another element of Fun to this experiment.

Because that is what it is an experiment and they will be carrying it out for the first time at St Georges Hall Bewdley on Friday October the 20th.

Pete Williams.

“What a fantastic songwriter and singer the man is. We both thought that his record 'See' was the stand out album of 2012. Pete is a storyteller in his songs, and writes as a mature man who has lived and suffered and loved. The soulfulness that Pete brings to everything that he does is inspiring. He has the passion of a young writer, and the philosophical overview of a wise man." – CHARLIE & CRAIG REID (THE PROCLAIMERS)

“For me, it's all about recognising in another brother or sister that same appreciation, understanding and knowledge, backed-up by a feral instinct, that another side to this life exists. A side other than the one we're shown by the greed heads and the businessman and the meaningless, mindless pursuit of money. We can smell each other out. Pete smells good and is a damn fine man and musician"

RICHARD HAWLEY
 
 “I’m a fan of the great Pete Williams. He tells terrific stories set to beautiful melodies and sung with passion, charisma and heartfelt honesty. He draws me in every time”. - IMELDA MAY

Press reviews.

"Pleasingly wizened vignettes that take him from the factory floor to the stage door "– 4/5 Mojo
"La Cienega Song sounds like a hit in waiting" – 4/5 Daily Mirror
"His hook-laden tales are the work of a genuine craftsman" – Q magazine

"Like a landlocked Jacques Cousteau yearning for the absinthe green ocean.."
The Netherend Bantam breeders and Pigeon fanciers gazette....

 Born to Black Country parents just inside a new decade, Pete Williams had a paper round, dreamed, and played clarinet, aged 14 he bought a Bass Guitar and was soon playing in Social club bands around the industrial West Midlands.

A founder member of Dexys Midnight Runners and a pivotal part of their recent resurgence culminating in a 9 night residency at the Duke of Yorks theatre in Londons West End and Headlining the Acoustic stage at Glastonbury festival.

Recently invited as special guest across 32 sold out shows with The Proclaimers

Here's a rare chance to see Pete perform songs from both his critically acclaimed albums in a stripped back semi acoustic show.

Liz Berry

Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. 

Liz’s debut collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014.

Black Country was chosen as a book of the year by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Big Issue and The Morning Star.

Liz’s poems have been broadcast on BBC radio, television and recorded for the Poetry Archive.

Mish Maybe

Mish Maybe was born in Birmingham and still lives there.

Mish Is the Singer and Song writer for Birmingham’s Alternative Dubstep Orchestra. ADO is a collective of Birmingham based musicians and DJs who bring a new live element to the dubstep world.

They have played numerous festivals throughout the UK and who’s work as been broadcast on BBC radio along with many other stations. ADO have been recognized internationally by French and German TV to provide music for documentary’s.

They have also being recognized for their creativity and inventiveness by people far removed the Dubstep world, Producer Buddy Miller, John Paul Jones and Alison Krauss.

Mish Also works for The National Trust as the curator at The Avencroft Museum.


Buy tickets Cost: 10.00 GBP





Sari Schorr and The Engine Room

10 November 2017 19:30

Sari Schorr and The Engine Room
We are proud to present one of the most sensational blues rock singers of the moment - Sari Schorr with her band The Engine Room.

New York born Sari is establishing her reputation as a tremendous performer both in Europe and the USA.

Her Manhattan Records debut, A Force of Nature, has been described as, "A hailstorm of an album sure to go down in blues history" by Blues Rock Review.

Maximum Volume Music has given the album a 10/10 and says, "The quality of the record frequently touches jaw-dropping. Sari Schorr & the Engine Room have just made one of the blues records of the year."

A Force of Nature is produced by iconic blues pioneer Mike Vernon, whose credits include Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, David Bowie, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Savoy Brown, and Ten Years After among others.

The critically acclaimed album features the stunning talents of guitarists Innes Sibun (ex Robert Plant), Walter Trout, Oli Brown (RavenEye) and keyboardist John Baggott (Massive Attack, Portishead).


Buy tickets Cost: 12.00 GBP