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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…..

Pre Show Interviews

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

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.

Pre Show Interviews

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

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

Aug 24 2019

Lucky Peterson feat. Tamara Tramell

Monday 19th August 2019

Photos by Keith Belcher

We were thrilled to bring the amazing Lucky Peterson back to TLR for the second year running. In 2018 he came touring his new album, ‘A Tribute To Jimmy Smith’, which was his personal thank you to his sometime mentor, the great Hammond player of the same name. This year, it was the full blues and soul extravaganza, demonstrating not only his prowess on keys, but also his scintillating guitar playing.

For someone who in his own words, ‘don’t really call myself a guitar player’, he does a mighty fine impression! Walking down into the audience, he sang off mic and played sizzling solos over a medley of blues and rock and roll numbers that kept his band on their toes wondering what was coming next.

Joined by Lucky’s wife, Tamara Tramell, Lucky showed just why he is one of the great live performers on the modern day blues scene, in demand throughout the world.

It was another great night evening at The Live Room, helped in no small part by a wonderful turn out on a Monday night with an enthusiastic and vociferous crowd. Thanks to everyone who came along.