Music Friday, March 31st

Gig Guide: Live music in Herefordshire this April

Music Friday, March 31st

Gig Guide: Live music in Herefordshire this April

April! Spring! Daylight savings! In gig-going terms that means getting to the venue before being darkness falls. All the more reason then to scroll through our April gig guide and get some live music in your life.

For even more happenings across Herefordshire, take a look at our What's On pages. 

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Nycosia @ The Booth Hall, Hereford

April 1 | 7.30pm | £4 | tickets here 

Home-town metallers Nycosia are promising "a loud night of pure carnage" when they play The Booth Hall in Hereford. Support will come from Deference, a Southampton based metal five-piece who are kickstarting their UK tour on the night, and locally based Hate.System.

Expect noise, noise and more noise. 

Eva Lazarus + CW Jones @ The Venue, Hereford

April 7 | 11pm | £6 | tickets here

At a time when drum and bass beats showcase sweet-singing, Eva Lazarus brings the soul. Championed by Radio 1 and 1xtra for her vocal on the Etherwood track 'Light My Way Home', you can catch Eva live when she pays a visit to The Venue.

To double your fun, self-proclaimed soul junkie CW Jones is also on the bill with a feast of flavours and sounds from around the universe.

Ian Storey @ The Shire Hall, Hereford

April 7 | 7.30pm | £16 | tickets here 

If you're gonna label anyone 'the Billy Elliot of Opera', slap that sticker on Ian Storey. The son of a Durham miner, Storey went on the play Trisan at La Scale. In opera terms, you don't much higher than that.

This month Storey will be singing live at Hereford's Shire Hall in aid of The Music Pool, the county's community music charity. 

Want to know more about the man? Read this: The Male Menopause in No Myth [independent.co.uk].

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Damon T @ Reet Petite, Leominster

April 7 | 8pm | £tbc | tickets on the door

From New York to Lemner is not something we get to say often, but on April 7 Bronx-born bluesman Damon T brings his foot-stomping Americana to Leominster. The venue, Reet Petite, is a cosy live music cafe that hosts open mic nights, live jazz and jam sessions throughout the month.

Damon's gig is the latest billed blues night. 

More info: ReetPetite

Chris Quinn @ De Koffie Pot, Hereford

April 15 | 8.30pm | £6 student, £10 general admission | tickets here

There'll be varied acoustic roots from singer-songwriter and wizard guitar player Chris Quinn at De Koffie Pot, Hereford, on April 15.

And when we say varied, we mean high-speed bluegrass flatpicking to delta style blues, via authentic interpretations of standards and contemporary Celtic and British folk songs thrown in for good measure.

Teddy's Leg @ The Booth Hall, Hereford

April 16 | 7.30pm | £4 | tickets on the door

Fronted by the boisterous and animated Robin Scott-Wilson, Herefordshire based punks Teddy's Leg are bringing the punk to this month's gig guide. Expect Scott-Wilson to leap around a lot and generally rival Iggy Pop in the shirtless stakes.

Support comes from Trioxin Cherry (garage, surf, punk) and Dischord (punk). 

Skewwhiff @ Reet Petite, Leominster

April 22 | 8pm | £tbc | tickets on the door

This female fronted indie-punk band from Worcester will serve up a significant slice of Britpop when they visit Reet Petite in Leominster. Appropriately enough they have have supported Britpop pioneers Dodgy. You'll also hear the influence of Au Pairs and Gang of Four with a hint of Pixies.

Herefordshire Live interviewee Attila The Stockbroker is a fan.  

DJ SPY & MC Lowqui @ The Venue, Hereford

April 28 | 11pm | £6 | tickets here

DJ Spy has established himself as one of the most exciting producers and DJs in DnB. Consistent releases, impressive collaborations, he's found his footing and at the tail end of April comes to Hereford. Also live will be MC Lowqui, breaking down barriers between performer and audience like no other.

The Box Band and Matt Steady @ The Booth Hall, Hereford

April 29 | 7.30pm | £6 | tickets on the door

Herefordshire promoter Wild Hare Club is bringing The Box Band to the Booth Hall on April 29. "A veritable feast of Pan-Celtic, Eastern European and American folk music"... you're basically getting world music and musical boxes. 

Opening the show will be Matt Steady with his indie folk/blues flavoured by Celtic and American traditions. 

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