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Jun 14 2020

Streaming during lockdown

As you know, in common with all music venues, we are currently closed, with no indication of when we will be able to reopen.

However, this does not mean that we are inactive. We are still operating, albeit in a ‘virtual’ environment, presenting a weekly programme of streamed live shows from artist’s homes. All ticket money is split between the artists and The Live Room, which is helping both to stay afloat while the entire industry is in lockdown. We are very grateful for your support during this incredibly difficult and worrying time.

We know that not all of you have the necessary or best equipment for accessing these live streams, so apologies if you can’t get them. If you can access them but are having difficulties, below you’ll find some tips for getting the best results.

  • Use Google Chrome or Firefox as your default browser
  • Clear your cache – if you don’t know how to, just Google how to clear my cache in [whichever browser you are using] 
  • Check your broadband speed – this can be done by going to www.broadbandspeedtest.org.uk, www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk or there are a number of others. You do not need very high download speeds, but you do need a solid connection so the next two points are important
  • Wifi should be fine for watching streams, but if your wifi is not great and there are a number of other devices connected to it, turn them off if possible 
  • If you connection is still not good , if possible, connect directly to one of your router ethernet ports, using a CAT 5 or above network cable Male RJ45/Male RJ45. If you haven’t got one, you can buy one of varying lengths online pretty cheaply 
  • When you get to the stream page, you can select the full screen option in the bottom right hand corner of the stream window

Casting to your smart TV via cable

  • When watching on your pc or laptop, your listening experience will be enhanced by having some speakers attached. It may also be possible to stream on your smart TV using an HDMI cable. For Windows, read this article to enable this method. For Apple devices, read this

Casting wirelessly

  • You may also be able to connect your laptop, tablet or even mobile phone to your TV wirelessly.
  • For Windows devices, use the TV remote and select the source to Screen mirroring. It will show a screen with the TV name. On the laptop, press the Windows button and type in ‘Settings’. Then go to ‘Connected devices’ and click on the ‘Add device’ option at the top. The drop down menu will list all the devices you can mirror to. Select your TV and the laptop screen will start mirroring to the TV. The TV name also gets saved in the connected devices list, so connecting the laptop to the TV in the future is easy.
  • For Apple devices, watch this YouTube video

Sep 5 2020

TLR Live Online: Oh Susanna album launch Sleepy Little Sailor deluxe reissue

Friday 4th September 2020

What a show we got from Vancouver’s Suzie Ungerleider aka Oh Susanna on Friday night, it was nothing short of astonishing in its intensity and delivery. Playing the whole album in track order as her first set, she was just mesmerising and the stories behind some of the songs gave us great insight into the creative process behind her songwriting. If you’re not familiar with Oh Susanna, you should be. Although we’ve had the original CD since its release almost 20 years ago, we’ll be rushing out for the double white vinyl!

Set list by Keith Belcher, comments by Keith Belcher and Andrew Hawkey

‘Not familiar with her material but Wow, I am suitably impressed, that was really excellent in terms of voice, sparse guitar, sound, video and most importantly the delivery. With due deference to other artists she really delivered the closest I have felt to a live show of any of the numerous streams I have watched so far. She used the camera and microphone as an audience, talked to both, gestured and  laughed at both, teased  and used them  so well  it felt like you were in the room with her and vice versa. Excellent, really excellent…. and what a beautiful , open smile and nature. I will be buying the album soon and checking the rest of her catalogue.’ – Keith Belcher

‘………..I watched the whole of Suzie’s gig, and it was just marvellous. TLR excelled itself! She’s really grown into a fully evolved artist – she has properly arrived. I’d forgotten how good the songs are … just pulled out the CD, it’s at the top of the weekend listening pile! I hope the reissue campaign is prominent enough to boost her standing. Her guitar playing is remarkable too, I think – it’s an essay in stripped-down unfussiness, and it’s always secondary to the amazing voice … sometimes it’s barely audible, which somehow makes the performance all the more arresting. Anyway, I thought she was just brilliant, and I can’t imagine anyone not being gripped by the whole evening. Brought back warm memories of the Talbot, and driving Suzie to Carmarthen to catch the London train!’ – Andrew Hawkey

Set List

Oh Susanna (Vancouver, CAN)
(Suzanne Elizabeth Ungerleider)
Sleepy Little Sailor De Luxe Album Re-Release Launch
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
4th September 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1 (Sleepy Little Sailor Album in track order)
Sleepy Little Sailor
River Blue
I’ve Got Dreams To Remember (Otis Redding)
Kings Road
All That Remains
Beauty Boy
Sacrifice
Forever At Your Feet
Ted’s So Wasted
St. Patrick’s Day
Ride On

Q/A HILARY/RON/SUZIE

Set 2
My Boyfriend
You Win Again (Hank Williams)
Billy

CLOSURE & Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Preview

Sep 3 2020

TLR Live Online: Plumhall ‘The Ghost of Noise’ album launch

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Fantastic to be back in the club again! And a wonderful show from Plumhall to get things moving, no audience but the few of us there made some noise!

Plumhall (UK)
Michelle Plum & Nick B Hall
The Ghost Of Noise Album Launch
The Live Room, Saltaire (live on stage, audience of 6 – Ron/Hilary/Mark Lewis & Thomas Dibb of Roots Live, and Rob & Molly from BCB Radio


2nd September 2020

INTRO-HILARY

Set 1
Cruel Adventurers
South To Glory
Mary
A Darkness That Won’t Leave The House
Exit From The Light
Thundercloud
Hitch Hikin’ (Bruce Springsteen)
The Ghost Of Noise

Q/A Interview with Ron/Hilary/Michelle & Nick

Set 2
City Starlings
A Year Ago Today
Fire Next Time
Strange Driftwood
Killing The Blues (Rowland Salley)
Uniondale
Never Forget My Name
Closing Down

CLOSURE-Hilary

Pre Show Interviews

Interview with Rob & Molly from BCB Radio's Into The Buttercup

Aug 30 2020

TLR Live Online: Hannah Scott & Findlay Napier

Friday 28th August 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Hannah Scott & Findlay Napier (UK)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
28th August 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Hurricanes (H)
Clouds (F)
No Gravity (H)
The Locano, Sauchiehall Street, 1928 (F)
98 (H & cat)
Unnamable Radio (F)
Skimming Stones (H)
Mayfly/Tell Them (?) (F)

Q/A Interview with Ron/Hilary/Hannah & Findlay

Set 2
California (F)
Shape (H)
Young Goths In The Necropolis (F)
All The Children (H)
Hedy Lamarr (F)
Hallelu (H)
After The Last Bell Rings (F)
Untangling (H)

H – Hannah
F – Findlay

CLOSURE

Aug 22 2020

TLR Live Online: Martyn Joseph

Friday 21st August 2020

Set list by Keith belcher

Martyn Joseph (UK)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
21st August 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
12 (12String Guitar Instrumental-was still unnamed late 2019?, when asked then he referred to it as 12 )
Here Come The Young
Every Little Sign
This Glass
Oh My Soul
Cardiff Bay
Please Sir
Driving Her Back To London
On My Way

Q/A RON/HILARY/MARTYN

Set 2
Gift To Me
When We Get Through This
Bobby
One Step Up (Bruce Springsteen)
I Felt So Much?
Change Your World
Nye: Song For The NHS
Let Yourself

CLOSURE & HANNAH SCOTT & FINDLAY NAPIER PREVIEW

Aug 15 2020

TLR Live Online: Sam Carter

Friday 14th August 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Aug 11 2020

TLR Live Online: 9Bach (WAL)

Friday 7th August 2020

Fantastic show with 9Bach, with multiple cameras, live looping and even a band member joining in from London!

9Bach (WAL) 

Virtual Stage at The Live Room, Saltaire 

7TH August 2020 

Intro – Ron 

Set 1 
Si Hwi Hwi 
Yr Olaf 
Pontypridd 
Lliwiau 
Ifan 
Breuddwyd 
Trafelias. 
 

*** Interview with Ron – Mir and Lisa 
 

Set 2 
Llyn Du 
Wedi Torri 
Asteri Mou 
Llwynog   
Pa Bryd 

Cyfaddefa 

Aug 3 2020

TLR Live Online: Harrow Fair (CAN)

Friday 31st July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Harrow Fair (Canada)
From Curries Music & Antiques, Gravenhurst, Ontario
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Intro Ron & Hilary
Sins We Made
Told A Lie To My Heart
I Will Be Your Man
Held Tight/Been There Ways
Song Intro & Chat
I Just Wanna
Shiloh
Chat
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
When The Levee Breaks (Memphis Minnie)

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/MIRANDA & ANDREW
Chat & Questions – Ron/Hilary/Miranda & Andrew

Set 2
Seat At The Table
Hangnail
(Oh) Shenandoah
Chat
Long Hot Summer Day (John Hartford)
Call To Arms
Farewell Thanks
Bite The Way
Closure
9 Bach Promo (Llyn Du)

Jul 25 2020

TLR Live Online: David Berkeley (USA)

Friday 24th July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

David Berkeley (Santa Fe, US)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
24th July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
The Blood And The Wine
Wait For The Rain
Setting Sail
Lost In Madrid
The Line Between
The Hedges Are High
Jefferson/A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Part) (Dylan)

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/DAVID

Set 2
The Faded Red And Blue
When The World Sits Still
Cobbler’s Hill
Wolves In The Wings
Willis Avenue Bridge
The Lion’s Paw
This Be Dear To Me

CLOSURE

Jul 18 2020

TLR Live Online:The Little Unsaid

Friday 17th July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

The Little Unsaid (John Elliott solo ) (UK)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
17th July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Imagined Hymn
Music
Road
Dolly
Melt Down The Moon
Blood Line (New Song)
Some Miracle (New Song)
Human

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/JOHN

Set 2
Willow
Second Circle
Half Alive (New Song)
Bug In Amber (New Song)
This Door Is A Door (New Song)
To My Lordless Sons
Day Is Golden
Chain

CLOSURE

Jul 11 2020

TLR Live Online: Zoe & Cloyd (USA)

Friday 10th July 2020

Set list by Keith Belcher

Zoe And Cloyd (US)
(Fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John Cloyd Miller)
Virtual Stage At The Live Room, Saltaire
10th July 2020

INTRO-HILARY/RON

Set 1
Underground Railway
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
Goodbye Girl
Neighbor
Rising Waters
Hoffman’s Hora/David’s Frailach (klezmer instrumentals)
The Past Keeps Getting In The Way
Running On Empty

CHAT & QUESTIONS RON/HILARY/JOHN AND NATALYA

Set 2
Zisa Meydele
The Mean Old Rambling Blues(LOSS OF INTERNET)
Where Do You Stand?
The Old Country Baptizing
Lazy Man Blues
Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie (Acapela)
Paper Crowns
The Only Game In Town

CLOSURE

Little Unsaid Video