Live music

This week in the Schooner

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Coming up this week:

Wednesday 17th Our weekly quiz, with quizmaster Chris. Free food, great prizes, 8:30 start. New people always welcome.

Thursday 18th Schooner Buskers’ night, hosted by the amazingly talented Michael Rolf. This isn’t your average Buskers’ night, this is a different level. Start time 8:30.

Friday 19th Back by popular demand, after they went down a storm a few weeks ago, Jonny Sax will be live at 8:30. For anyone who missed their last gig, you’ve a second chance to see what all the fuss was about. This duo make a great team, with soulful sax and strong vocals, covering a huge range of material. You’ll probably know every single tune, but these guys aren’t just another cover band. A must see.

Saturday 20th The Pistoleros will be live at 8:30. If you’ve not been lucky enough to come across them already, they’re a pretty diverse rock band, fusing together rock, blues, folk and punk and a whole lot more. This will be a fast paced, high octane gig.

Sunday 22nd We’re honoured to have music royalty, live in the Schooner this Sunday, at 6:00. Archie Brown and the Young Bucks. Professional standard, but you already know that, original music and some ultra-cool Blues covers. What a way to spend a Sunday evening!

Cold weather, hot music!

After another great Sunday in the Schooner, we’ve a wet, wintery Monday. But let’s not feel down; we’ve a cracking line-up this week.

Wednesday 26th Schooner Quiz night @8:30

Thursday 27th The fabulously talented Michael Rolf’s Buskers’ Night. This is no ordinary buskers’ session so, even if you don’t want to join in and play, it’s well worth checking out.

Friday 28th Hattie Murdoch will be live in the Schooner around 8:30. If you’ve not seen her play before, you really do need to come along. She’ll be playing great original material, with some covers thrown in. A gorgeous atmosphere is guaranteed.

Saturday 29th Suspect Device will be bringing fast paced, quality punk to the Schooner. This will be a proper punk gig, so we’re expecting to be mad busy.

Sunday 1st Following our famous Sunday luch, we’ll have Frankie’s Cafe playing from six. A perfect ending to a week in the Schooner, this band will entertain you with top quality Rythm & Blues. This is a return visit for the band, who won’t disappoint. They’re as close to perfection as you’ll get.

Inside Out

The BBC made a rather excellent programme about the Schooner.

The episode of Inside Out, shown last night, aimed to show how tough things can be for an independent pub.

The episode can be found on the BBC iPlayer. It’s worth watching because it also covers the serious issue of male suicide.

Some pictures from the programme; regulars, the team and food.

This week’s line-up

Following on from last week’s success, we’ve another great line-up.

Wednesday 4th The famous (well, it’s going to be on TV next week) Schooner quiz. Great people, cool Quizmaster and free food. New quizzers always welcome. 8:30 start.

Friday 6th Barkin’ Billy and the Scrapyard Dogs will be bringing their unique style of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B to the Schooner. Our little pub will be rocking from 8:00!

Saturday 7th Something different for the Schooner, duo Jonny Sax will bring their magic to the pub. These guys will create the right mood by our fireside. 9:00 start.

Sunday 8th Beat Root Jam will be live in the Schooner around six. Expect extreme coolness, great beats and reggae.

This week in the Schooner

We’ve a lot going on in the Schooner this week:

Wednesday 29th The BBC will be filming in the pub all day, from before opening time until after closing. The Schooner will be featuring in the BBC’s Inside Out programme and the Inside Out team are going to film a typical day in the pub. This means that we’ll be open as usual this Wednesday. As regulars will know, Wednesday is the Schooner’s quiz night. The quiz starts at 8:30 and new teams or individuals are always welcome. Before the quiz, we’ll have a short acoustic set from Michael Rolf, 7:00-8:00.

Friday 31st The Odels will be live in the Schooner from 8:00. They’re the best you’ll see in Northern Soul and Motown, so why not check them out.

Saturday 1st The fabulous Palominos are providing the entertainment on Saturday night. Expect 40s swing, 50s rock n roll, 60s beat.

Sunday 2nd Fancy a satisfying Sunday lunch? Remember we serve a fantastic Sunday lunch at a modest price. We’d advise booking if possible; we were full to capacity last week. After a nice meal, what better way to spend the early evening that see the truly talented Russ Tippins perform live. If you’ve not seen him, he’s an incredible musician.

Fizzyfish – Saturday 18th

This Saturday, 18th January, we’ve Fizzyfish, live at eight. This gig will be crammed full of material from Stereophonics, Buzzcocks, Feeder, Hives, Eurthymics, Ram Jam, Guns n Roses, Undertones, Greenday, Muse, Queen, Metallica, Oasis, Blur, Electric 6 Wheatus, Franz Ferdinand, James, Foos, Pulp, Ramones, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, Blink 182 and more! Needless to say, this will be a wonderful night.