Music at Woodend: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Sun 30th Nov. 8pm
The penultimate gig of 2014 at Woodend is going to an absolute blast with Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra who are without a shadow of a doubt are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit…
...with thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they've coined it.
If you liked the Coal Porters and Police Dog Hogan and want to throw in a bit of Martin Stephenson then this is the gig for you!!
Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern.
The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.
The band, an hot six-piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Rob Blazey (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).
Their debut album, ‘Money Isn't Everything’, caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews – many of them 5-star. Their second album, "Talk About The Weather" (released July 7th 2014) is also gathering some notable radio play and reviews.
But the best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show; so head on over to Woodend on Sunday the 30th of November, a great night of music to end your weekend and Downton will be finished!!
And to conclude the year…
12th Dec Police Dog Hogan (@ the CCA)
13th Dec Martin Stephenson @ Woodend
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