2017 was a big year for The Castle and Falcon. We re-opened our doors in March and launched a whole new independent music venue – with help from Harry and the Howlers, DJ Sam Redmore and nine-piece soul band The Atlantic Players kicking off the party!
Since then, we’ve had acts big and small, touring and local grace our stage. The Urban Voodoo Machine brought their bourbon soaked gypsy blues in April – an act that hit the spot as they will be back in March of this year!
Soon after we sprang back into life with Punks Alive taking over April and May, showcasing the rawest punk talent including Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life and Subhumans.
We danced through the summer to incredible Birmingham music – celebrating 15 years of The Street’s Original Pirate Material in May with DJ’s spinning UK garage, house, R&B and of course plenty of Mike Skinner. Many upcoming acts including Muncie Girls, Speakeasy and Radio Moscow showed us what great music is right under our noses, whilst Baddies Boogie acoustic night in September showcased talent local artists.
John Power of Cast and The La’s visited us in October, supported by Jamie Croft music. Fans of these classic British bands were taken back in time with Power’s solo work of roots and acoustic music. Tom Walker played his soul-pop tracks, including hit track “Leave a Light On” in November, before Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown played out the year with electrifying rock and roll in December.
We had an eclectic mix of acts during 2017, which was just the beginning. 2018 is shaping up to just as monumental and unique in music with thanks to recent shows Mahalia, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing and Pinkshinyultrablast.
Find out whats coming up at The Castle & Falcon in 2018 at www.castleandfalcon.com
We have our finger on the pulse for fresh and upcoming music in 2018, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got up our sleeve. Stay on top of your new music game and make sure not to miss these incredible gigs over the next few months.
First up we have Cabbage, a Manchester five piece looking to start a riot. This neo post punk will kick start your month and fill you with adrenaline with the fuzzy acid trip that is Uber Capitalist Death Trade and send you on a course of rock and roll destruction with Kevin and Terrorist Synthesizer. Described to have “Jack White levels of rage” by NME and as surreal as Happy Mondays by I-D, Cabbage are spitting, kicking and guitar smashing their way to the top.
Kicking off March with a twisted tale of melancholy and bourbon soaked pessimism are The Urban Voodoo Machine – a group boasting horns, piano, drums, guitar, stand-up bass, organ, violin and even bouzouki. Dance with the devil to gypsy blues and bop n’ stroll as The Urban Voodoo Machine take you on a dark and twisted trip to the run-away circus. Get hooked on the bluesy Orphan’s Lament and revel in the drunken gloom of Goodbye to Another Year
The next act in March has a completely different take on life. Mahalia is a break through the clouds shining on the British R&B scene. Harking back to early 2000’s R&B/soul crossover, Mahalia is smooth and straight talking, letting bars and beats flow effortlessly, fading in and out to create hazy chill tracks. Tipped to be the next big voice in 2018, keep your eyes on Mahalia, and get wrapped up in No Pressure and Sober whilst your wait for her March 10th gig.
Our final band to keep your eye on are a tribute to one of Britain’s greatest inventions. Meet Definitely Oasis, one of the many Oasis tributes, but the only one who have sold out the iconic The Garage in Glasgow and performed in many venues that Noel and Liam themselves have graced the stages of. Expect all your favourite Oasis tracks including Don’t Look Back in Anger, Champagne Supernova, Live Forever and many more on March 17th.
Don’t forget to take a look at what we have coming up over the rest of the months…