Music tonight, Thursday, from the Courtney Yasmineh Band. Courtney Yasmineh is a recording artist and songwriter who’s sultry voice is distinctly recognizable for its emotion and intelligence. Her songs speak of love and redemption, with an entertaining does of flirty cleverness. She is part troubadour, part seductress who attributes her songwriting style to Bob Dylan and her personal style to iconic rock chick bands like Blondie. Yasmineh (yes-ME-nay) with her electric guitar and her alt rock backing band have toured Europe and the US extensively in support of enthusiastic indie radio play. Adored by her fans and respected by music critics, her four full length studio albums span a ten year career with her latest album released in 2012. http://www.courtneyyasmineh.com/
We won’t be having music on Sunday afternoon, as there’s a little football game at Wembley. I’m polishing the valves on the Beehive wireless so you’ll be able to listen to live coverage. On Sunday evening we’ve got The Soul Box DJ playing soul, motown, ska, reggae etc.
On Monday, The Mess Session, an unamplified folk oriented jam session in the bottom bar.
Also on Monday, the weekly poker tournament.
Next Thursday, we’ve got The Djukella Orchestra. A singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player, guitarist and producer, Jez Hellard thrives on music of all stripes. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs and reels to tango, rhumba, funk and reggae. From original and traditional songs to rare gems from some of the world’s greatest, if lesser known song-writers; often fellow troubadors who Jez has met in many years on the road. http://www.jezhellard.com/htdocs/
On Friday March 30th, The Dacoits. “The Dacoits are understandably one of our absolute favourite bands. The debut album is a complete triumph, dark and gritty, with enough room for some tranquility and inspiration. The production is luscious, clearly The Dacoits have invested a lot of love here. Seeing them live is a joy. This band are all powerful, and we love them.” BBC INTRODUCING www.thedacoits.co.uk/
And on Sunday 1st April, Bob Bowles. Bob started playing guitar at the age of 10. When he was a teenager Bob jammed with Andy Partridge of XTC and Chip Bailey of Duke Special in a small music shop in his home town.He has recorded and worked with some great musicians including Chip Bailey, Jamie Cullum and the late Kev Wilkinson (of Squeeze and Howard Jones). Bob wrote all the songs for his first CD, Better Late Than Never, which was released independently in 2003. http://www.myspace.com/bobbowles