After hearing delta rock ’n’ roll revivalists True Strays’ name several times whispered on the winds of the Americana music scene, I was keen to discover this sought-after live band making strong leaps forward in the genre-blending that makes Americana such a broad and dynamic musicality. A country musician myself, the invitation to get groovy, …

The Fratellis hit the road to celebrate the release of their fifth album In Your Own Sweet Time, praised for its light-hearted exploration of new genres, stylistic cues and storytelling. Mixing their indie roots with danceable beats, rhythms and worldly music, the band have produced an album that is both lively, fun and exciting from …

Local singer songwriter Mary Spender boasts a distinguished style in her wide vocal range. Infused with blues and soul, Mary’s virtuosic sound combined with her unique style of playing and performing make for a captivating live show. Conveying her own life stories, Mary’s narrative songs and creative lyricism complete with Joni-esque vocals are not to …

Best friend trio Wyvern Lingo originally bonded over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchel and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as being junior school alliances withstanding all obstacles that their teenage rites of passage had to offer. Now in their twenties, the group bring their individual stories together on their self-titled debut …

Pop down to Mr. Wolf’s for a night of dirty rhythm and blues from the depths of Alderney, provided by the Robert J. Hunter band. Island born Robert combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar. His incredible debut album ‘Songs for the Weary’ received blues charts success and …

Malian desert blues group Songhoy Blues formed in Bamako after being forced to leave their homes in Timbuktu, Mali during the imposition of Sharia law and resulting civil conflict. Their debut album Music In Exile blew up around the world, released initially on Transgressive Records, with a partnered North American release on super major Atlantic. …

5-piece blues group The Hucklebuck evolved out of a desire to hear blues music played the way they want to hear it. Playing original interpretations of traditional electric styles, from early jump blues to later Texas and Chicago material, The Hucklebuck bring real authenticity and swing to their live show. 28 October // 9pm – …

Plume of Feathers are like a mixing pot where Gruff Rhys meets Camera Obscura, with songs about drinking in pubs, life, love and hate. The live performance mixes a full live band with beautifully animated films for each song by artist Stephanie Black. Support comes from North London loose blues group LOCKS, whose music spans …

If you’re in the mood for some good ol’ fashioned rockabilly and doo-wop, then The Old Bookshop have got you covered. Featuring Bristol sextet The Hawkmen, this evening will have you shaking a leg to some classic rhythm ‘n’ blues. 21 October // 8pm – 11.30pm // Free // The Old Bookshop Facebook event // …

Folk, blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter and Jonas Blue-collaborator JP Cooper brings his debut album Under Grey Skies – including hit single She’s On My Mind – to the SWX stage. His room silencing vocals and sensational songs will leave you hanging on to his every word. 17 October // 7pm – 11pm // £16.50 // …