Events around The Abbeydale Picture House - 2018

Honey Bees Blues Club - The Hutchinson Ross Theory

Honey Bees Blues Club - The Hutchinson Ross Theory

Friday 9:30pm (26 October)
The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield

LIVE at Maida Vale Tramlines Fringe Weekend 2018

LIVE at Maida Vale Tramlines Fringe Weekend 2018

Friday 9:00pm (20 July)
Maida Vale Sheffield, Sheffield

An Evening with Ant Middleton

An Evening with Ant Middleton

Wednesday 7:30pm (12 September)
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy to Get Out of The House

Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy to Get Out of The House

Thursday 7:30pm (28 June)
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

LET'S DANCE 2018

LET'S DANCE 2018

Sunday 2:00pm (08 July)
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Local Walk Around Graves Park

Local Walk Around Graves Park

Wednesday 10:00am (12 December)
Graves Park, Hemsworth Rd, Sheffield, Sheffield

Mrs Dunsford’s Farewell Garden Party

Mrs Dunsford’s Farewell Garden Party

Saturday 12:00pm (30 June)
Sheffield High School for Girls, Sheffield


Richard Dawson + Jim Ghedi at The Abbeydale Picture House

Richard Dawson + Jim Ghedi at The Abbeydale Picture House


When?

Start time: Friday 7:30pm (15 June)
End time: Friday 11:00pm (15 June)

About

We're incredibly excited to bring the mighty Richard Dawson to the beautiful Abbeydale Picture House for Waxy Blocks' first event.

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RICHARD DAWSON
+ JIM GHEDI

Friday 15th June
£10 adv, £13 OTD

£8 Early Bird - Sold Out

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RICHARD DAWSON

Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in age-old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane, Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music-hall tune-smithery to spidery swatches of noise-colour, swathed in amp static and teetering on the edge of feedback. His songs are both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a febrile imagination that references worlds held dear and worlds unknown.
Both live and on record Dawson is a barrage of musical expression and personality. A shambling exterior, amidst tales of pineapples and underpants, ghosts of family members and cats, his stage presence is at once inviting and awe-inspiring. The visceral power of his voice against the lurching modality of his guitar lines conjure false memories of Tim Buckley and Richard Youngs duetting with Sir Richard Bishop and Zoot Horn Rollo. There is a rawness to the music that embodies timeworn singing traditions – the fire and pestilence gait of the Sacred Harp singings, the fractured call and response of the Gaelic Psalms, the unbridled power of Mongolian throat singers – its power tempered by intimacy, flecked with human emotion anchored by a sense of place.

Watch the video for 'Soldier': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7iW5OEeCUw&t=2s

Watch the video for ‘The Vile Stuff’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQVlNt6DAxY

Interview on The Quietus: http://thequietus.com/articles/22157-richard-dawson-peasant-interview-michael-hann
JIM GHEDI

Born in Sheffield before moving around various parts of the British Isles and then settling in Moss Valley - an abandoned and forgotten area on the edgelands of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire - it makes perfect sense that 26 year old Jim Ghedi’s music feels both fluidly transient yet also deeply rooted to a sense of place.
His current solo work explores connections to the natural environments and heritage of rural communities and landscapes across the British Isles, including the village in which he grew up. Drawing musically from some genre-crossing ideas combining 6 & 12 string finger-style guitar composition, orchestral arrangments and traditional folk song..

Listen to and order Jim's second album 'A Hymn for Ancient Land' https://jimghedi.bandcamp.com/album/a-hymn-for-ancient-land-2