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Nov 10 2019

Chip Taylor

Thursday 7th November 2019

Photos by Keith Belcher

Chip Taylor was, as ever, magical on Thursday night. Still a creative powerhouse, he and his friends, John Platania on guitar and vocals, and Gøran Grini on keys and vocals, treated a rapt audience to almost two and a half hours of songs from across his career, including his classic hits from the 60s, ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel of the Morning’ alongside many others. It made for a fantastic end to our mid-week back to back double.

It was lovely to meet Chip’s wife Joan too after all these years, we’ve heard so much about her. We’ll have to make a trip to Parnell’s Bar in New York one of these days, it’s obviously an inspiration to Chip!

Chip keeps a road journal of every show he plays and you can find his take on the evening and a mention for virtually everyone he met and had a chat to after the show right here!

Hilary, Chip, Joan and Ron. Picture by Tony Pankhurst
Nov 10 2019

Dustbowl Revival

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Photos by Keith Belcher

A late booking and a first visit to TLR of California’s Dustbowl Revival, and what a night it was! A fabulously tight band, with a great audience rapport, they actually achieved quite a feat: getting the whole audience on their feet by the end of the night! Thanks to Keith for his great photos and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for a return, because the audience will undoubtedly double!

Many thanks too to Tori Sheard, who gave us a sparkling support spot – a name to watch out for…..

Nov 2 2019

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

Friday 1st November 2019

Photos by Keith Belcher

We were treated to a wonderful show from these two superb musicians, songwriters and singers. We’ve had great feedback from our audience:

‘thanks for putting it on! It was amazing!’ – John Leach from Facebook

‘Fantastic gig at @TLRatSaltaire this evening: the very talented & charming @BrennenLeigh and @mckaynoel. Gorgeous crisp vocals letting us hear all the great lyrics – and quality dog-inspired merch too!’ – Louisa from Twitter

We’ll definitely be seeing Brennen and Noel here at TLR again!

Oct 29 2019

Poor Nameless Boy

Sunday 27th October 2019

Review and photos by Keith Belcher

Sunday 27th October 2019, Poor Nameless Boy at The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire. Poor Nameless Boy being the stage persona of Joel Henderson. Currently touring the UK with a band comprising Joel on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Dana Rempel -bass, Tanner Wilhelm Hale- drums and Darnell Stewart-guitar. All the band are from Saskatchewan, Canada.

The relatively small but perfectly formed Live Room crowd had a great evening of extremely well penned and beautifully sung songs performed as both solos from Joel and with the full band. Many thanks must go to local virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm who came to the rescue with a guitar pick up, it would have been a different show without him.

Oct 24 2019

Robert Ellis

Plus support Joe Martin

Monday 21st October 2019

In the absence of our usual photographer, Keith Belcher, we managed to grab a few of our own! A small but perfectly formed crowd saw a great performance from the Texan and his band, prompting one enamoured gig goer to describe them as ‘a great treat; real classy, clever stuff with great musicians……. like The Divine Comedy and Steely Dan if they were brought up in honkytonk bars’!

We’ll definitely be trying to find a weekend spot for them next year!

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Pre Show Interviews

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

Oct 16 2019

Arcade feat. Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes

Sunday 13th October 2019

A great way to kick off our autumn programme of TEN shows in six weeks! Many thanks to Heidi, Adam and Jen for a wonderful show, everyone who came along, sang, bought CDs and gave them a great welcome and to our friend Keith Belcher for the great photos!

Oct 4 2019

Lonesome Ace Stringband

Sunday 15th September 2019

Review and photos by Keith Belcher

The Lonesome Ace String Band, Sunday 15th September 2019. The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire. The first visit by Canadian trio, The Lonesome Ace String Band. They are Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass). I am glad to be able to echo the outstanding reviews and receptions they have garnered everywhere else they have played on this tour. I saw them earlier in the year at Celtic Connections , Glasgow and was looking forward to this one . I sincerely hope they will be back soon.

Sep 10 2019

Fraser Anderson

Sunday 8th September 2019

Photos by Keith Belcher

Some great photos as ever by Keith Belcher from Sunday’s show with Fraser Anderson and support The Silver Reserve. Beautiful songs, beautiful vocals and beautiful playing all round. And an absolutely lovely bunch of people too. Exquisite.

Pre Show Interviews

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

Sep 1 2019

3hattrio 2019

Friday 30th August 2019

Review and photos by Keith Belcher

3hattrio, 30th August 2019, The Live Room, Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

The very welcome return visit of Zion Canyon’s, Utah based 3hattrio of Hal Cannon, guitar, banjo, Greg Istock , bass and Eli Wrankle, violin. Greg and Hal alternate lead vocals. Their musical genre is unique. They term it American Desert Music. A more upmarket terminology of “profundo Gregorian sagebrush chat” was attributed to their first album “Year One” by one reviewer. 


Now with 5 albums to their credit (the fifth “Live At Zion” is officially released this November altho’ it is available on this tour). No one else is doing what they are doing, they create their own , at times hypnotic and spiritual sonic landscape taking you to Utah and back and then some. Dust devils and sagebrush were almost visible in Saltaire last night.

During their performance you are fully immersed in the music, it is highly infectious to say the least. One of the very few bands that I feel extremely privileged to watch and hear. They are truly awesome. They don’t talk a great deal, letting the music do the talking but are always fully engaged with their audiences through their music and in no way aloof. See them if you can.

Pre Show Interviews

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