Don't usually post cover songs (I barely know any) but put this on my personal page and had a request to stick it up here so here it is. It's 'Let's Get Lost' by Elliott Smith and it is by no means a perfect cover but the best I got that day! Hope you enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less
So tonight I would have been playing Guiseley Theatre performing a football match length of a set in a kind of 'audience with' affair but hey ho! As an offering to those who might have been there or anyone else who cares, I give you this - possibly my shortest song! Take care people. X ... See MoreSee Less
A clip from last night at an open mic in Menston. Wondering it if might be the last performance for a little while - @hydeparkbookclub on 29th March is now cancelled and awaiting updates on other shows. Will let people know as soon as possible. We don't need you to support us with buying albums etc. as this is a much-loved hobby for us but please do support your friends who make music their work and livelihood in this way if you can. Take care people - hopefully see you out soon!
Guiseley TheatreWhile we enjoy one event 'at the Offenbach,' we're looking forward to the next!
If you're a fan of discovering new local songwriting then be sure not to miss Matthew Sturgess//The Silver Reserve at the Offenbach on March 27th. The reviews speak for themselves!
"Matthew Sturgess is flying solo tonight and getting comfy, putting his lucky shoes on before he starts playing (his girlfriend’s Dads tennis shoes). Opening with the meditative folk of ‘Little Lark’, the songs gently picked melody and soothing vocal bringing a calm, appreciative silence to the room. ‘Monogamy’ with its subtle use of looped guitar and vocal is as lovely as it is crushing. Although Sturgess tells us, it didn’t go down quite as well when he played it at a friend’s wedding anniversary. Dry humour and anecdotes of awkwardness and heartbreak help create an intimate, playing-in-your- front-room feel. A quietly spellbinding set."
Andy Brown, Soundblab
"Up next was Matthew Sturgess who also performs under the name The Silver Reserve. Matthew had a sweet voice and a quick wit as he treated The Crescent to a set of folksy, Bon Iver-esque acoustic ballads. Matthew’s performance was full of genuineness and his lyrics full of the dark realities of life. Near the end of the set he added a richness to this sound through the use of a loop pedal, layering his vocals as well as his guitar to create an echoing melancholy."
Thank you to @headingleyheart for having us last night! That was the last chance to catch the full band for a while (unless you are in Hull). Numbers seemed to be hit by this pandemic although we were informed by staff that there had been a grest turnout for an Iranian film playing upstairs so maybe it's just time to get into Iranian filmmaking instead?! Thanks to all those who did come to see us - your support is greatly appreciated.
Leeds! @headingleyheart this Friday! Full band! Music from 8pm. Don't miss this one - we have a new set and we have no more band shows booked in West Yorkshire for the foreseeable future. Oh and Zeb is doing a solo set and this never happens! Do it!!
Messing about on a few new bits in rehearsal last night for @headingleyheart show a week today. Only full band show booked in West Yorkshire this year at the moment so please come. Let there be upright piano and lapsteel guitar! Donation of £3-5 suggested but we won't turn people away if they're skint - let's fill this place! Solo support slots from within the band including a rare solo show from @zebedeecbudworth - so rare that I've never seen one despite making music together for over a decade!
Getting the band back together....! People of West Yorkshire - we play a rare *FULL BAND* show at @headingleyheart on Friday, March 13th. It's our only full band show booked in the region so far this year and support comes from within the band with special sets from @zebedeecbudworth playing beautiful instrumental piano, @jmhiddengiants in harmonious duo form and @henrybateman1555 showcasing his deft guitar playing and songwriting also! Suggested donation of 3-5 pounds. Music starts at 8pm. There will be new songs..... We can't wait. Don't miss this one!! 📸 Alice Trifunovic . . . . . . #newmusic#fullband#solo#DUO#livelooping#heart#headingley#leeds#lapsteel#blackandwhite#fujifilm#xt20#rare#special#friday... See MoreSee Less
Returning to my favourite Otley haunt - @ottasleah - on Sunday with Malcolm Connell and Yan Tan Tether. Tickets still available from the venue! This is billed as a solo show for me but it may not quite be....
What an absolute joy to return to the @whiskeyjarnq for @joebagpipes 's superb 'Open Mic' night in Manchester. It was a pleasure to share the stage with so many talented performers - @_itsmillicent and @morganharperjonesmusic did what @dannyaddisonmusic and @jcoleymusic had previously done, leaving my jaw firmly rooted to the floor, and of course the audience were a delight as usual. 😍 @ The Whiskey Jar ... See MoreSee Less