Nibble down those autumn leaves
with a nip of ale n' whiskey
THE GENTLE GOOD
The Gentle Good is the stage name of Cardiff based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Bonello. Taking influence from the traditional music and folklore of Wales along with a myriad of sources from all over the world, Gareth creates timeless folk music in both English and Welsh.
Recently released their debut album, All My Swim, which has received support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music (via Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson), Uncut Magazine, Folk Radio UK and a host of others.
And it's all free!
Plus Great Pizza and Ales from downstairs
Fabulous poster as ever by Dan Bendel
Nibble down those autumn leaves
Undergrowth present a very special night
launching our Undergrowth Collective compilation
"Rummaging" - with nearly all the musicians involved.
Live performances by:
ANDY SKELLAM - extraordinary song journeys into
green moats and killer whale mindscapes
DAN WELTMAN - frontman of indie pop magicians Snails,
Dan's solo songwriting is as timeless as the stars...
RED DEER SLEEPING
Intricate jewels of song inspired by imagist
and romantic poetry
Sensual songs from a man who is more man than man
Lyrical lock keeper paens to Dartmoor and Reading town
THE WOODLICE punk folk disco
And its all free!
Brilliant poster image by Lyndsie Barnard which is the cover for the
undergrowth compliation CD.
Come along, grab some top quality ale, music and a CD
Parch your thirst with Undergrowth
Brother and sister duo Kate and Gwyn discover a rich seam of songwriting and harmony, running down from the Brecon Beacons, cool and fresh and quenching. Oh yes.
Direct from Las Vegas with hairy chests and sunshine hearts
the Woodlice bring you folk pop sadness and good time beats
that will make you quivver like you have just discovered cold showers. Oh yes.
And its all FREE
Plus great beer and pizza from downstairs.
All hail the, nearly, longest day
THE DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE
The Diamond Family Archive are a unique English lo-fi, psych-folk, multi-instrumentalist roving ensemble led by the song writing of Laurence Collyer
Live, The Diamond Family Archive craft a mesmeric live-show from drums, acoustic guitars, lots of FX pedals, keyboards set to drone, tape delay, loops and bellows, bows, harmonicas, cosmic harps, toys and broken cymbals. All coming together to create music which holds echos of post-rock, traditional folk, spiritual soul music, psychedelic rock and lo-fi.
Front man of Snails, whose perfect pop symphonies have been championed by The Pastels, Jarvis Cocker, Gideon Coe and many others, turns his hand to the solo song, of which he is also a master, with a turn of phrase, musically and lyrically, that will have you humming and toe tapping long after last ale has been supped and the last order called.
Plus Great Pizza and Ales from downstairs and the night is Free!
Thanks to Dan Bendel for the top poster this month
A very special album launch this month with Undergrowth's
Folk psychedelia, mixing great songwriting,
perfect melodies and out-there excursions into
the deranged soul of the West Country.
Listen here for the pop folk perfection of the song "Reading
Became Amazing", from the album of the same
name, which is launching tonight at The Greenbank
(and read the crazed story of the album's making):
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS.
And its all Free!
Plus excellent pizza and ales from the bar downstairs.
Thanks to Dan Bendell for the ever excellent poster this month
Dig the earth
U R S A
U R S A is the brand new solo project and alias of Bristol based singer songwriter Helen Stanley.
Beautifully fractured lullabies for those fallen from grace.
With the help of her musically talented kin Helen weaves emotive, ethereal, Jazz tinged, cinematic arrangements with her keys and voice at the helm.
Belfast-born Ryan McMurtry has crafted his own melancholic and bittersweet songwriting style through regular live performing.
Inhabiting the space somewhere between folk and blues, his influences include Roy Harper, John Martyn, The Incredible String Band and Donovan.
Ryan has performed regularly in the past year, with shows across the South West, Cardiff and London, as well as releasing his first ep, 'Forests'.
AND IT'S ALL FREE!
with Great Ales and Pizza from downstairs
Brilliant poster this month by Dan Bendel
Stay in ? Nah.
Wave goodbye to January
and bring on the daffodils.
THE BIG HOWEVER
art folk garage indie collective
with cello mandolin bass drums clarinet accordion,
soaring harmonies and some mean guitar
as heard on BBC 6 Music Gideon Coe.
In fact Gideon gave the band and this gig a big up on the Radio
"femme fatale androgynous folk glam "
from a seriously talented showman
And it's all free!
Plus Great Pizza and Ales from downstairs.
Top poster this month from woodcarver and graphic artist
Grey? No more chocolates in the advent calender? No more diamonds in the mine? Jogging sucks? Still have to put out the recycling in your slippers?
What you need is something to look forward to and Undergrowth is there for you with
We are immensely pleased to have Brooke come play for us. With an unequalled control, poise and grace she sets out her songs of longing and fire.
"With a vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable"
"She’s sure to stop you in your tracks…Really is so beautiful…’
BBC Radio 6 (Mary Anne Hobbs)
Who's it gonna be?
There's only one way to find out...
And it's all FREE!
Plus Great Ales and Pizza from downstairs...
Top poster from Dan Bendel
Saturday 13th January, doors 7.30
Pop Or Not Promotions and Undergrowth present an evening of pop pleasures and wonky wonders:
All in the snug setting of the Cube Microplex (an old fashioned theatre now a cinema and venue) with accompanying visuals.
Tickets: £6 advance / £8 on the door
Grab a whiskey
and keep the sun burning through the longest night with fire in your belly and the lantern of these songs.
RED DEER SLEEPING
The latest addition to the Undergrowth Collective Red Deer Sleeping will be playing songs from their most recent EP, "Autumn", released through Undergrowth Records.
Not only are the songs gorgeous but the EP itself is a thing of wonder, handprinted by Mog Fry, a singer with a voice of the utmost clarity and intimacy.
Dan is a favourite of Undergrowth, with a style reminiscent of
John Martyn and Nick Drake.
Catch him in this intimate setting, whispering songs from his new album into your good times..
AND IT'S ALL FREE
Plus Great Beer and Pizza from downstairs at The Greenbank
Superb poster from DAN BENDEL
Catch his work at http://www.danbendel.com/
And sign up for his woodcarving courses at