Now that the evenings are drawing out and the cold weather is hopefullly behind us, we have an exciting line-up of artists ready to take to the stage in an abundance of music nights coming up at the Maltings. From soul and blues music, to folk and jazz, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Take a look at some of the artists coming up below and please visit our website for more details.
Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman: Song the Ballad Book
Tue 03 May, 8pm
Tickets: £20, pre-show dining & ticket: £28
Courtney Pine was one of the first black jazz artists to come on the scene in 1980s and make a serious impact on the industry. He is continuing to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous, prestigious industry awards. With his latest release, his 16th album to date, he plans to strip everything back to make his shows more intimate and personal, with his only accompaniment being in the form of Zoe Rahman.
A Mercury nominee and MOBO award winning pianist, Rahman has firmly established herself on the contemporary jazz scene. Their show together has been called “deeply impressive” in a five star review by The Guardian, praising the way in which the pair’s different sounds compliment each other. If you are jazz fan, this is not to be missed.
With rave reviews from across the board, including ★★★★ from The Guardian this week, this brilliantly funny musical comedy is bound to get you singing along. When Jonny accidentally tells his four-year-old niece that climate change would end the world, she understandably becomes very distraught. To stop the tears, he and his friend Paddy promise to fix it… and they try really hard.
Created by the five-time award-nominated musical comedy stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show, this production promises to be both entertaining and controversial in its subject matter. The duo, led by Jonny Donahoe of Every Brilliant Thing, made the headlines last year with their Stop UKIP tour and as a result, the party attempted to force venues to cancel their performances. Whether it’s protesting about a library closure or impersonating MPs, you’re guaranteed to be laughing the whole way through.
Born and raised in Gloucestershire, Hattie Briggs left her studies at Oxford University to pursue her passion for music full time in 2014 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. After releasing her debut album Red & Gold in 2015, she has firmly cemented her place in the multi-layered world of soul, folk and blues music.
Hattie first played the Maltings in the Spring of 2015, supporting Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on their tour across the UK and was incredibly popular with the audience. Her concert this year at the Maltings is part of her 40 date nationwide ‘Young Runaway’ tour, presenting the work of her second album, which will be released in July of this year. She will be supported on her night at the Maltings by Martha Paton, a Hampshire-based folk singer-songwriter.
This crowd-stomping folk duo have seen their star rise in the last few years, due to multiple high profile performances including spots on the Glastonbury and Carfest line up’s, and on the Chris Evans Breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. Their appearance on the first show of the revamped TFI Friday on Channel 4 last year, saw media interest and their fanbase rapidly grow. Their versatile song lyrics and haunting melodies captivate the audiences they play to, their effortless chemistry needing to be seen live.
They will be supported by double-act Emmy and Adam, otherwise known as Days Are Done, hailing from Kingston upon Thames who will be starting the evening with a folk-bluesy twist.
Also coming up…
As passionate and exciting as Santana himself, you’ll bound to be singing and dancing along from the first chink of the tambourine.
Bluesman: Mike Francis
Sat 14 May
£5, pre-show dining & ticket £13
Liverpool-based Bluesman, Mike Francis, comes to the Maltings with a show featuring self-penned material mixed with some blues and soul classics. Last year his solo acoustic show was nominated for a European Blues Award.
Fri 17 June, 8.30pm
£5, pre-show dining & ticket £13
With 2 critically-acclaimed albums under his belt and a UK/European tour underway, listening to folk singer Phil King is the perfect way to start your weekend.
Grills & Guitars
Every Friday in July & August, 8.30pm
Free Music, BBQ £8
The hugely popular event returns for another summer of fantastic live music nights every Friday evening, with sumptuous food straight from the barbecue. Keep your eyes peeled for the confirmed line-up over the next couple of months.