Waiting for Sunday, the out of the ordinary weekly gig night at The
Waiting Room Vegetarian Restaurant in Eaglescliffe presents a marvellous
line up of acts over the coming weeks and months; jazz, folk, perfect
pop, reggae, electronica, international poets, album launches, cabaret
darlings, and many unexpected twists and eventualities are promised
as the magical night of a thousand mystery tours unfurls its wonder
into the summer.
are £15 including a set menu of souperb vegetarian delights.
Trumpeteer with the hot-flugel-horn. Playing cool-breeze over a balmy
skyline night stealers.
Pip Dylan (Fence Collective)
Acoustic country virtuoso who began his solo musical journey after separating
from his Fence twin – Lone Pigeon with a two year hermitage on
the island of Mull with only a mouthie, he then hauled his half size
double bass across much of continental Europe at the bidding of the
Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra, becoming proficient both in slap bass and blisters.
Over the summer of '92, Pip Dylan let his hands heal whilst mastering
the five-string banjo. A year later, he'd got his mitts on a guitar,
and was soon able to flat and finger pick with the best of them. Then
came a trip to Spain and flamenco was added to an already impressive
range of guitar styles…A must see show by a multifariously facetted
north country boy.
Kev Howard on didgeridoos and deep chant and Milo Thelwall on fiddle,
vocals, bodhran and harmonica. An esoteric mix of contemporary and traditional
folk and tribal music from the heart of the earth to edges of the universe,
Andy Johnson, Album Launch
Andy Johnson and his Wildcat friends will present playful arrangements
of Andy’s latest album tracks, plus some old favourites and a
few secret gems.
Wicked Wicked Ways is half jerky funky grooves, half punky pop songs
and ponders such subjects as sexual harrassment, the motivation of strippers,
pessimism and teenagers growing up too fast “Funky, punky, loopy
Donnelly & Fisk play Gypsy Jazz
Fantastic hot club café chemistry between Paul ‘Djangly’
Donnelly and Emma ‘Stephany’ Fisk.
The Black & White Shaman Show
Epic Poetry with music and sound effects:
presents: In The Court of the Twocca Crow King An epic piece of spoken
word performance, with music and sound effects, taking you on a shamanic
voyage into the history of Eston Hills.
presents: The Bard
A sequence of 3 poems written in response to the painting entitled The
Last Bard through a dualogue by two onlookers who spot the contemporary
bard on a tower above the Middlesbrough townscape.
by live music and sound effects from Gobble Racket.
Gorgeous buckley/skellern!esque voiced sweet singing sensation, Ben
is an old school gentile English gentleman with a beautifully poetic
sensitivity for his material which he sings and plays with heart-lifting,
heart-breaking brilliance. He is unremittingly captivating to anybody
and everybody within the merest earshot.
at the Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe and the extremely talented Mr Benjamin
Wetherill holds a room of eaters and greeters under a spell. The young
man in the smart suit with the voice of an angel plays George Formby
on the acoustic guitar and Bob Dylan on the uke. He also plays one stunning
self-composition after another, from the fragrant “Woodland Whites”
to the touching “Spring Curls.” Absolutely delightful."
– review by Rob Nichols.
Hot shot American poet, music man and long distance motor biker breezing
in to Eaglescliffe from Californ Eye Aye via Paris on his latest tour
garnered a strong reputation for his shows that are as amazingly naked,
brilliant and sincere as they are on the page. His lines sting (you
are an electric chair disguised as a la-z-boy), or (I am worn like the
steps to a childrens mortuary,) they offer hope (Its not that I wait
for you, its that my arms are doors I cannot close) and are often scintillating,
(her skin is rehab for sandpaper junkies.)
poem has to be one of the greatest love poems ever written."
-Marc Smith, author and creator of The National Poetry Slam.
"A wonderful, wonderful show." -Nora Dunn, Saturday Night
"Sincere, twisted and violently romantic. One of the best poets
in Southern California."-OC Weekly.
Read Derrick Brown and then go fly kites with people in the park. He
may get in your head and rearrange your slang. Beware. Check out www.brownpoetry.com
AFTER winter locked in a tiny caravan on the North York Moors, playing
deep space dub and classic hits to chickens and geese, Magic-I start
their Sweet Summer Reggae tour at THE WAITING ROOM, playing mellow and
strong while you eat your food, feeding you with music pure and good.
An emerging band not to be missed. JAH sweeter than sweet, coming like
a hurricane, to keep yopu sane.
Teesside’s big signing have just gone down a storm supporting
Sophie B Hawkins on tour with this their soft bellied acoutic underside.
Mercedes have just launched their latest single reviewed in the Daily
Star this week…"Wow! tracks don't get more anthemic, emotive
or widescreen than this.
mercedes have delivered a single that comes off like Juliee Cruise singing
the best tune Coldplay never wrote, yeah THAT good!" 4/5 Neil Batey
- The Daily Star '05
(Monday) Jill Hepburn
“Jill sings with a floaty, dreamy voice. The guitar slips along
cocktail jazz style, if you follow. Groovy. Classy. Delightful. Cutesy
as can be.
Above all totally charming.” - Rob Nichols.
Handsome electronica by these sensitive exponents signed to German label
Morr Music Check out www.isan.co.uk and www.morrmusic.com
Roll a Penny
Elements of jazz, bluegrass, reggae and 'folk'. Can be heard through
their traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Katie Doherty is
a phenomenal singer, whose voice has limitless appeal, backed by the
exciting and inventive playing of piano, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and
(Weds) Vancouver Performance Poets
Gold medal winning Slammers, funk musicians and beat-box rappers on
Shaun ‘Blackeye’ Lennox
Twisted soul lyrics spin through this jazzed out blues. Low down and
dirty road grit voice of an angel
Bom-Bane and Pynn
“Jane Bom-Bane sits behind a tartan clad harmonium, the mystical
musical accompaniment for a wonderful whirl of home baked surreal prose
whilst a model express train spirals around the magnificent edifice
crowning her head. Her voice is pure children’s tv. Watch with
Mother as it used to be.
To her right Nick Pynn plucks at stringed instruments of all shapes
and sizes whilst sampling and building symphonies of sound. He then
moves to a table bearing half filled wine glasses, winds his finger
round the rims and again records and builds incredible music from the
weeping sounds. Back to Jane, another song another hat. A quick pull
on a drawstring and it is a snow scene with the staff of the Waiting
Room engulfed in a blizzard.”
– Review by Rob Nichols Dec 04
Citizen Zeitgeist and the Vain Glorious Watch this space
EXPECTED NEXT WEEK.
Plus: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY RICHARD GLYNN 'GROWING GREEN' GRACES
THE WAITING ROOM WALLS.