Events

Aug 2017

Sat 5th August, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£14.00 Advance

Michael Chapman ‘More than 50 Years On The Road’

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 ‘This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he’s on helium.’ – QMagazine 2016 was a landmark year for Michael Chapman.  As well as celebrating his 75th birthday it was also 50 years since he first...


Sat 12th August, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

Rachel Harrington

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Reared among the Pentecostal pines in the farthest corner of the great American West, Rachel Harrington's albums have lauded her high praise. When Bob Harris first heard her in '07, he hailed her debut as, "Absolutely brilliant [and] already a contender...


Sep 2017

Fri 1st September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£15.00 Advance

"The Paul da Vinci 60's/70's Explosion" featuring the Original Voice of The Rubettes' "Sugar Baby Love"

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Featuring Paul Da Vinci’s three and a half octave voice and all the showmanship you would expect from the original voice of The Rubettes’ “Sugar Baby Love”. This combined with a kicking band of seasoned session musicians who can really sing...


Thu 7th September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£15.00 Advance

Preston Reed

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 After a whirlwind year performing in China, USA, Canada and Europe and an appearance on Sky Arts ‘Guitar Star’, Preston is set to play at Chapel Arts! The power and depth of Preston's timeless, imagery-evoking compositions are as unique as his...


Fri 15th September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Josh Okeefe

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 How can I even begin to describe Josh Okeefe? Firstly, it can’t be done without a keen sense of history (which he clearly has) and, more importantly, his position along that continuum. Woody’s Children is what Pete Seeger called the wave...


Sun 17th September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

Kate Dimbleby & Keith Warmington

Brand new musical pairing of acclaimed singer-songwriter Kate Dimbleby and much loved Keith Warmington on harmonica/guitar and vocals. Songs about life, loss and a lot of laughter born out of friendship and finding common ground. This is a show that will make you laugh, cry and have you humming out the door. "Despite covering songs written and/or sung by legends...


Mon 18th September, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£18.00 Advance

Wine Tasting - Wines We Loved

Presented by Phil Cooke A selection of wines that were highly rated at previous tastings! 8 wines plus quality breads and cheeses.


Fri 22nd September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

The Urban Voodoo Machine

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Why should I care about The Urban Voodoo Machine? They’ve been around for ages, haven’t they? Aren't they a novelty band who wears funny make-up? Don't they sometimes play jazz? Aren’t half of them...


Thu 28th September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£14.00 Advance

Megson

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 ‘Simply Brilliant’ The Sunday Express ‘A force in the folk revival’ Neil Spencer – The Observer ‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’ Robin Denslow – The Guardian Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and...


Fri 29th September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching ‘Country Blues’ like you never heard… It’s up, it’s down, it’s soft and loud, it’s dark and lonesome too, there’s...


Sat 30th September, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£15.00 Advance

Roxy Magic – The sounds of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Roxy Magic are the UK's best and longest-running tribute to Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry. “Wow!” Bryan Ferry“ "Awesome" Otis Ferry "It took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band; there is one now and it's very...


Oct 2017

Sun 1st October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£15.00 Advance

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Fifty years ago, Mrs Robinson seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print – now we hear her untold story. Fiona Coffey and her dashing musicians, Michael Roulston and Jonathan Kitching use a fabulous selection of slinky jazz and 60s pop to explore Mrs Robinson’s journey from college girl, to embittered 50s housewife, to suburban swinger....


Thu 5th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.50 Advance

Sheelanagig

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys sure know how to get...


Fri 6th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.50 Advance

Dan Reed plus support Max Harvey

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Dan Reed returns to the Chapel Arts Centre and will be performing acoustically new material from both the Dan Reed Network's 2016 album 'Fight Another Day', also DRN classics, many selections from Reed's three Solo Albums, and will also be showcasing...


Sat 7th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£15.00 Advance

All or Nothing: Edana Minghella Quartet celebrates Billie Holiday

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Recently described as “flawless, stylish and captivating” (The Critic, Brighton Argus), Edana Minghella is a highly successful jazz vocalist, regularly playing at festivals and to full houses at home and abroad. Her debut CD, Still on my Feet, was dedicated to...


Sun 8th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£20.00 Advance

Tom McRae

Note this will be a STANDING GIG. British singer-songwriter Tom McRae is one of the most respected songwriters in the world today, having released 6 critically acclaimed studio albums and three live recordings over the last 15 years, with a new album scheduled for release in August of 2017. McRae’s eponymous debut album in 2000 was nominated for The Mercury...


Thu 12th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£13.00 Advance

Pierre Bensusan

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 “How the guitar would want to sound if it could play itself”... Pierre Bensusan is back in the UK & Ireland. Over the past 44 years, acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique sound to all corners...


Fri 13th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

The Epstein

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 The Epstein are an integral part of the ever burgeoning Oxford roots/Americana scene, alongside numerous luminaries such as The Dreaming Spires, The August List, Ags Connolly and The Great Western Tears to name but a few! Regular touring around Britain and...


Mon 16th October, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£20.00 Advance

Wine Tasting - Volcanic Wines

Presented by Phil Cooke Not explosive! But wines from grapes grown on volcanic soils. Now acknowledged to produce quality wines. Taste the difference. 8 wines plus quality breads and cheeses.


Fri 20th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Saiichi Sugiyama Band plus support Five by Five

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK in October 2017 ahead of the release of their new album. The band’s single ‘Melting Away’ was described by Classic Rock Magazine as “reminiscent of Free at their most...


Sat 21st October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£17.00 Advance

Elvis 56 and the "If I can Dream" Band.....from Memphis to Hollywood

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Elvis 56, European Elvis Championship Finalist, hugely successful solo artist, presents to you the most Rocking show you'll see this year. "FROM MEMPHIS TO HOLLYWOOD". Listen here... Backed by the brilliant "If I Can Dream" Band, & The Blue Tones Backing...


Wed 25th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

The Blueswater Band

100 years of blues, 90 minutes to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that have defined today’s music. Featuring award-winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, the show was originally conceived for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and now tours...


Fri 27th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.50 Advance

Baka Beyond

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 “If there has to be a definition of world music, this is it!” Andy Kershaw After seeing a documentary on Channel 4, Martin Cradick and his wife Su Hart packed a tent, tape recorder, camera, guitar and mandolin, and headed off...


Sat 28th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£18.00 Advance

Dire Streets – Tribute to Dire Straits

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 This has sold out the last two years, book early! Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time. Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished...


Sun 29th October, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Rodney Branigan

Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. Artists are often described as having “a unique talent”; few epitomise this more than multi instrumentalist Rodney Branigan. In fact, Texan-born Rodney’s talents as a musician are as plentiful as the many instruments he expertly plays...


Nov 2017

Fri 3rd November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£20.00 Advance

Cloudbusting - performing the music of Kate Bush

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Pioneering, challenging, unshackled by convention, Kate Bush occupies a genre of her own. 'Cloudbusting' have been performing her remarkable music in theatres across the UK to the delight of many thousands of fans who have overwhelmingly embraced the five-piece band's passion...


Sat 4th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£15.00 Advance

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 'Hello, I'm Johnny Cash' features the astonishing vocal talents of West End star Lars Young - renowned and critically acclaimed for his show-stopping performances as Roy Orbison and Gene Vincent in the productions 'Rock n Roll Paradise' and 'Be Bop A...


Fri 10th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Noble Jacks

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin’ rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines....


Sat 11th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£17.50 Advance

The Music of OTIS REDDING performed by MUDIBU & THE JEZEBEL SEXTET

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding's music as two of the UK's most exciting raw soul acts join forces to mark 50 years since his untimely death in 1967. Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for Saint Paul Soul Jazz...


Sun 12th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£16.00 Advance

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right,...


Thu 16th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£13.00 Advance

Vicki Genfan (USA) & Sally Barker (UK) - Small Mountain Tour

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Two very special artists bring their music and talents together for the 'Small Mountain' Tour. Meeting in 2001 and performing as founding members of the ‘Women on Stage’ tour throughout Germany, Austria and the UK (a 3 Act Tour featuring Vicki,...


Fri 17th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

Roving Crows

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 International Artist of the Year - Australian Music Awards 2017 Roving Crows have just been announced as International Artist of the Year at the Australian Music Awards 2017 and have been asked to attend the awards next year as honoured guests....


Sat 18th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£17.50 Advance

The Alter Eagles - Tribute to The Eagles

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 "One of the Eagles' great strengths is that they make everything sound so simple, but when you come to pick it apart, you realise how much is going on and what great songs they really are," says Sam Confrey, lead singer...


Mon 20th November, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£20.00 Advance

Wine Tasting - Fizz & Fortified

Presented by Phil Cooke Christmas is coming and what better than a selection of wines that are ideal for starting and finishing a social evening 8 different wines plus quality breads and cheeses.


Thu 23rd November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.50 Advance

Adam Holmes and The Embers/Rachel Sermanni

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Two of the brightest stars on the UK music scene today, award winning singer/songwriters Adam Holmes and Rachel Sermanni bring their 2017 “double bill” tour to the Chapel Arts Centre. Adam and his band The Embers combine the textures of classic...


Fri 24th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Worry Dolls

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go. Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan...


Sat 25th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£19.00 Advance

Nearly Dan - The spirit & sound of Steely Dan

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING - last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Nearly Dan featuring ‘Aja’ – 40 years on. Nearly Dan are counting down to the ecstasy of their sixth show in Bath! Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear...


Sun 26th November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Mawkin

One of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James...


Dec 2017

Fri 1st December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Tankus the Henge

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Tankus the Henge is the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil Summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats. Having played over...


Sat 2nd December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

Untamed Burlesque

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Untamed Burlesque is a new burlesque and cabaret night bringing the biggest and brightest stars in the South West and further afield to delight and tease you on what will be a magical night. Our December show has acts which will...


Sun 3rd December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

Andy White

Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is a 21st Century Troubadour. From the "electrifying urgency" (FRoots) of first single 'Religious Persuasion' to his latest album 'Imaginary Lovers', launching to follow up the success of recent career retrospective box set 'Studio Albums 1986-2016', Andy's a vital and engaging performer and his rare appearances in the UK are not to be missed. Collaborating with...


Wed 6th December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£13.50 Advance

Martin Harley (Solo)

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass. As Martin explains “I wanted to make something representative of where I’m at musically at the...


Thu 7th December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

The Shillings

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Somerset based folk & country group With a reputation for telling stories in song and building an instant rapport with audiences. The fusion of guitar, mandolin, banjo & fiddle accompanying wonderful close vocal harmonies, make 'The Shillings' an absolute “must see”...


Fri 8th December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£20.00 Advance

The Flaming Feathers Christmas Cabaret

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 The Flaming Feathers return to the charming Chapel Arts Centre for their Christmas Cabaret show featuring a top class bill of comedy, burlesque, circus and dance. This show sells out in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment! Featuring… The Flaming...


Mon 11th December, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£25.00 Advance

Wine Tasting - Something Special For Christmas

A Wine & Food Evening After a sparkler to start off the evening there is an extensive cold buffet, including bread and cheeses, plus three flights of wines. There will be the sort of wines that are suitable for an informal party, followed by some more expensive wines more suited to a dinner party. And finally some sweet/fortified wines, which...


Sun 17th December, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£14.00 Advance

The Superskas

This event is a standing gig with seating down both sides of the Auditorium. The 8-piece Superskas line-up perform a catalogue of hits from the golden ages of Trojan Ska & 2 Tone. Covering Toots & the Maytals and Desmond Dekker, through to The Specials, Madness and The Selecter, The Superskas come complete with horn section and male and female...


Feb 2018

Sat 10th February, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£18.00 Advance

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddy

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life, as they looked and sounded in 1958 when they first toured the UK, by talented musicians Spencer J, JJ King, Gerry Slattery and Spencer Lingwood. Not a stage play, Spencer J...


Mar 2018

Sat 17th March, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£17.00 Advance

Oye Santana

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 What makes Oye Santana so good? First of all the music. There’s a treasury of more than four decades of Santana catalogue to draw on, and every number in our set is a gem in its own right. Then there’s the...


Fri 23rd March, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

The Jar Family

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their ‘industrial folk’ sound. The Jar Family have mesmerised, entertained,...


Sat 24th March, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£18.00 Advance

Bootleg BEE GEES

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Seated Cabaret with Dancing "This act is fun from start to finish!" The Stage The Bootleg Bee Gees have played, to great acclaim, all over the UK and throughout Europe for the past fifteen years - performing in theatres, festivals, and...


Apr 2018

Sat 14th April, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£20.00 Advance

Pop-Up Bowie

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Paul Anthony was voted the UK’s No.1 David Bowie Tribute Act at the National Tribute Awards 2016. His act has amazed and entertained audiences throughout the nation. With a full band Paul will perform two hours of Bowie’s biggest hits taking...


May 2018

Sun 27th May, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.00 Advance

Daryl Kellie & Jon Hart - Set Adrift Tour

'Set Adrift' are a fingerstyle singer-songwriter duo (with two of UK's best percussive fingerstyle guitar-singers) based in and around London. What started off as a collaboration idea to write a few songs on a houseboat, resulted in a 5-day tour on the River Thames and an album's worth of material. The album 'Set Adrift' is a combination of originals and...


Oct 2018

Fri 26th October, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 Advance

Kent DuChaine the American Delta Bluesman

CHAPEL ARTS CAFE IS OPEN THIS EVENING – last orders 7.00pm, to book a table please call: 01225 920256 Kent was born in Wyzata a town in Minnesota & was taught to play ukulele, guitar & clarinet by his father by the age of 11. He later learned to play piano & electric guitar at school. He played in a...