We love live music here at The Stable so we’ve lined up some incredible acts across our restaurants!
Here are the weekly music highlights…..
Singer/songwriter and firm Stable Exeter fave Rich Cottell will be gracing the stage in Exeter on Thursday night. Expect some acoustic versions of his feel good pop anthems to help you shake the January Blues.
Stable Whitechapel – Saturday 20th January, 8.30pm
Stable favourite singer/songwriter James Riley will be performing some nashville inspired Country originals with some folk and blues covers thrown in for good measure, accompanied by double bass in the front bar.
Born of a transatlantic relationship, James grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. His first guitar, acquired at the age of nine, became the tool for surviving the tumult of a nowhere place, and helped James find somewhere he felt he belonged. In his early twenties, he took off, alone once again, hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, but eventually James had to shed another skin, and disembarked in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free.
“Awesome… like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions”
“Riley writes with a deftness often reserved for musicians twice his age”
“One of my highlights of 2014”
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3
“It hooked us on first listen…from the harmonies to the guitar work there’s nothing to not like”
Folk Radio UK
“James Riley won’t be one of the best kept secrets on the London folk scene for much longer”
For Folk’s Sake
Stable Whitechapel – Thursday 18th January, 8.30pm
Ben Somers is a multi instrumentalist from London UK. Trained in jazz and raised on bluegrass ,country and folk music , he is as much an active singer/songwriter as he is a busy session musician. He grew up listening from the wings of many theatres and venues to his father , Steve Somers playing with the likes of Glen Campbell, Billie Jo Spears, Lonnie Donegal and more. He began playing the saxophone aged 16 and went on to study jazz in London. During his studies he picked up the double bass and discovered his passion for the music he had been brought up on. Bluegrass became a constant and strong influence within his music. Over his years spent in London Ben has been and still is a key member in many groups of varying genres such as Latin , African, jazz, folk, soul and pop. Ben has toured and played with names such as Seal, Taylor Swift, Dizzee Rascal, Mika, Dr John, Bruce Molsky, Dirk Powell and many more.
He’ll be joining us with his musical inspiration, his dad, live in the front bar at 8.30pm for an unmissable father and son bluegrass, country and Americana set!
Stable Cheltenham – Saturday 20th January, 8.30pm
Jack Skuse is a talented multi instrumentalist will vast amounts of experience in his profession. Having performed for over 10 years alongside some of the southwests best musicians, Jack knows exactly how to put on a show that will not disappoint. Jack’s repertoire has something for everyone with classic songs ranging from Marvin Gaye to Elvis, plus current songs ranging from Ed Sheeran to Bruno Mars.
Jack has many years experience playing and singing in a variety of projects. He has been on various UK tours as well as performing in 5 star resorts in Abu Dhabi. Jack is also called upon as a regular session vocalist for various producers.
Stable Cheltenham – Friday 19th January, 8.30pm
Local singer/songwriter Gareth Lemon will be performing some classic covers and helping you get through the January blues, playing solo with his trusty acoustic this Friday from 8.30pm.
Stable Bristol- Saturday 20th January, 10.00pm
The Zu Zu Men – first emerged from the dust at the start of the year of Our Lord 2012 and can already boast a list of favourites, 60 million strong, ranging from the ’30s to the present. We often expand our repertoire by taking requests and quite, quite miraculously learning new songs during live performances adding a colourful panache and sass to our shows that leaves other bands wanting.
Ours is a unique, propane driven show that never disappoints…
“This is a band whose musical prowess is matched only by their obvious & immediate physical beauty”…NME
“I didn’t know that music so perfect could exist. I’ve been weeping for days and now my extremities have gone numb”…Danny Glover
Stable Bristol – Thursday 25th January 8,30pm
Stable Cheltenham- Friday 26th January 8.30pm
Stable Whitechapel- Saturday 27th January 8.30pm
This January we present our first Stable Mini Tour of the year with Bridport based Gris-de-Lin. As the Stable started it’s long journey in a barn in Bridport, we thought it appropriate that we start the year with some live music coming straight outta Dorset!
Gris-de-Lin is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist. Her music is a heady mix of post-rock, blues and alt-folk peppered with warped electronics; the songs are narrative and lyrical. Gris-de-Lin’s debut album ‘Sprung’ was recorded in a nursery school, and saw her playing virtually all of the instruments herself – from guitars and synths to drums and saxophone. Working with producer/engineer Chris Hamilton (know for his work with Squarepusher/Torres/
Initially releasing a hand-made 7” vinyl followed by an EP (which led to some great reviews, BBC6Music radio play and a live session for BBC Introducing) – her debut album will be coming out on BB*Island at the start of March 2018.
Catch Gris-De-Lin in Bristol, Cheltenham and Whitechapel at the end of the month.