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Event Schedule

Head Out, Not Home Event Schedule

Head out, Not Home this summer and enjoy free entertainment in Norwich city centre.  Norwich will once again come alive with a burst of music and entertainment every Thursday evening for 9 weeks (4 July - 29 August) from 16:40 - 20:00.

*  Please note the schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting.  We will be adding more details to the schedule over the forthcoming weeks.

Thursday 25 July 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street
Richard Garaghty
He is a hilarious entertainer and one of Covent Garden's finest street performer acts! Armed only with a suitcase and his famous 10 foot unicycle, Richard has been entertaining crowds with his comedy juggling routines and high skills on his one wheeled bike since the 90s.
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Westlegate
Sonic Youths present The Young Pedestrians
A quartet of instrument-swapping 14-year-olds, The Young Pedestrians fall into the folk/singer-songwriter genre and their self-penned songs tend to be about emotional healing or world issues.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Riverside

Mojo Preachers
Prepare to be moved, funked, rocked and irresistibly haunted… Emotive and authentic progressive blues. The Mojo Preachers are a well-seasoned, experienced and talented band of creatives who specialise in conjuring a melodiously intricate and original sound, that while rooted in the blues has its mixing spoons in many pots. Their repertoire spans fusion blues, psychedelic swamp, funk, rock and more; far from conventional and hard to pigeonhole. Delivering strong narratives dripping with an intense poetic, raw mojo vibe their style dares to wander off the beaten path. The Mojo Preachers will take you into their cave and leave an imprint on your heart. 

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk

Diamond Dave & the Mallards
Diamond Dave and the Mallards play fun and Eastern sounding songs and tunes they have found or created themselves, mixing folk, blues and jazz.

17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green

Twisty Turns
The Twisty Turns are a Country Folk band from the UK who play delightful original music that is influenced by the old sounds of Country, Folk, Country Blues and Bluegrass. They accompany their warm original music with traditional Country songs and rip-roaring fiddle tunes. Benjamin Gallon and Jenny Trilsbach make up a rhythm section that is tighter than tight and master fiddler Jerry Bloom adds his magic with sensitive and heart moving fiddle lines. On top of this there are warm, rich vocals and harmonies that will make your hairs tingle. The Twisty Turns will put the fire in your hearth and the rum in your punch!

Thursday 1 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street
Jester
Jester is a comedy juggler and an all-round entertainer who has been dazzling audiences with his quick wit and breath-taking skill for the last 10 years. Performing his incredibly dangerous single stilt-hopping knife act!
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate 
The Vagaband Orchestra
For the penultimate performance in Sistema in Norwich's Arts Council funded ‘Performance Project’, they bring their collaboration between the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and the Vagaband to Head Out, Not Home.  With feet firmly planted in Americana and roots rock, the Vagaband have been gaining a national reputation, buoyed by the recent release of their third album (Something Wicked This Way Comes).   The first and third sets will feature eight arrangements of Vagaband songs created for the orchestra, from across the band’s three albums, and for the middle set the Vagaband will perform on their own.  An unique coming together of one of Norwich’s most exciting bands and a youth orchestra. Sistema uses the experience of joyful, collective music making to create social impact.  For the last 10 years, they have used the approach to build resilience and raise aspirations among thousands of children and young people from Norwich’s poorest estates.  The Colegate Nucleo Orchestra is made up on young people who participate in the Teen Sistema. 
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Upper Close Green, Cathedral grounds
Sonic Youths present Leon O’Leary
Leon O’Leary is an indie-folk singer-songwriter from the Suffolk Coast in England, growing up surrounded by pine forests and the wildness of the Suffolk coast at his doorstep. Leon performs and writes with the influences of artists such as Ben Howard, Bear’s Den, David Gray, Sam Fender, James Bay and Bruce Springsteen. He has had tracks played on BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk and has recorded live at the world-renowned Decoy Studios.   
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk 

Ben Grizzly and the Loose Leaf Drifters
The Loose Leaf Drifters are a wandering line up of multi-instrumentalists led by songwriter Ben Grizzly playing off-the-cuff untraditional Norfolk Country Blues. 

17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green 
The Rabbitts
The Rabbitts are a British folk duo composed of Odhran and Lucy, whose music is gentle, fun and riddled with natural imagery. As a couple the pair draw inspiration from their relationship, as well as old folk music and the new places they travel. The Rabbitts are both Environmental Science graduates and aim to translate their love and care for the planet through their nature-inspired song writing.
Thursday 8 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street
Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones is an amazingly talented street performer and compere. He brings his show to life with his charm and humour.. not to mention his clingfilm escape! 
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Westlegate 
Sonic Youths present JBXM
Born and raised in Norwich, JBXM is a music producer and DJ. He experiments with a variety of genres such as electronic, hip-hop and alternative pop music. His music has been featured on various big Spotify playlists and BBC Music Introducing shows, and he has over 120,000 streams on Soundcloud to his name. 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Riverside

Georgia Shackleton Trio
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in-demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, with 4 stars reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours. The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia. The unique, distinctive songwriting style of Georgia Shackleton, combined with the vibrant instrumental brilliance of Aaren Bennett, Nic Zuppardi and Georgia’s pure and original voice have developed and matured through two critically acclaimed albums: The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed and new release Fen, Farm and Deadly Water.  

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk  
Chicago One Zero
Chicago One Zero is a five piece Urban Blues band Inspired by the Chicago Bluesmen touring the US Blues circuit in 1940s and 50s, we play songs written by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James and many more... 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green  
Samia Malik & Band
As part of her seven-month national tour, Samia Malik’s is coming to Head Out Not Home with an electrifying new collaboration with internationally respected Italian guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, ‘versatile multi-instrumentalist’ Sianed Jones and virtuoso tabla player Sukhdeep Dhanjal. British Pakistani Samia writes and performs songs based on traditional Urdu Ghazal (a highly refined union of poetry with music) extending and subverting the form to explore contemporary issues around identity, race and gender.  
Thursday 15 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street 
*** More details coming soon ***
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate  
Uncalled Four
The Uncalled Four hail from Norfolk, UK.  They’re all old enough to know better and yet young enough to play old school Rhythm & Blues, with a spring in the step and a twinkle in the eye.  And, Ladies and Gentlemen, that's R&B of the broadest church, with a twist of Blues, a twang of Country and a trace of Americana.  A clutch of original tunes jostle side by side with classics from BB King, Ray Charles, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Stephen Bruton, Ry Cooder, Waylon Jennings, the Rolling Stones and many more.  Come and see them.  We think you'll like it. 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Upper Close Green, Cathedral grounds 

Xenia Horne Duo
Xenia Horne - harp, vocals and Emily Bennett - fiddle, vocals, play toe tapping tunes from Mexico and Ireland, songs from the islands in the far north of Scotland, folk songs from Finland and beyond. Gathering music from across Europe and creating their own arrangements for Celtic harp, fiddle and voices, the duo have played at festivals and concerts across the UK, and are delighted to be performing at Head out not Home in Xenia's home town.

 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk 
Ceilidh with Ross Grant
A high energy ceilidh provided by one of the most exciting players on the UK folk scene. Ross Grant is an English fiddle player of high renowned. Best know for his playing in the folk quartet ‘Inlay’. He has performed at most major folk festivals in the UK and across Europe. The Ceilidh dances will be walked through expertly by experienced a ceilidh caller.  
17:10, 18:00, 19:00
St Gregory's Green 
Billy Lubach

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Billy Lubach sings wistful and nostalgic songs with a distinctive voice and style. The Norwich based musician takes fragments of childhood memories and weaves them into surreal but universally relatable narratives. His idiosyncratic approach to songwriting creates beautiful, uplifting melodies.

Thursday 22 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street
Immray
Immray is a hilarious, Hungarian street-clown. His performances feature hysterical interactive, visual comedy, along-side world class acrobatics. 
Immray started his career as an Olympic gymnast at the age of 8 and went on to became a national champion.  At the age of 19 he went on to take part in the Cirque Du Soleil artistic development project.  He has collaborated with numerous dance and circus companies, toured theatre and street festivals throughout Europe. He is a regular performer at the world famous Covent Garden. 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate 

Ch’Boogie
Ch'boogie are a four-piece band that will be playing swinging grooves with some original compositions. They bring to blues a jazzier flavour, with  swing and jump blues. Definitely downright dancy. 

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Riverside 

Sonic Youths present Gladboy
Spit-balling into the heart of the Norwich music scene from soon-to-be demolished UEA student digs, junkedelic misfits Gladboy started out as a loud, energetic and assured three-piece who, in less than a year, cemented their place as one of Norwich’s most intriguing upcoming bands, garnering support slots with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, The Regrettes, Willie J. Healy, Brix & the Extricated and L.A. glam rock provocateurs, Starcrawler.
 
Expanding to a seven-piece through the addition of synth, tambourine, and trombone, the band continued to refine and texture the noise that overwhelmed earlier incarnations and created a buzz centred around camp, theatrical and fun performances that range from blistering cacophonies of noise to gigs that encourage whole audiences to sit down.  ‘This is art-pop – think Bowie, early Talking Heads or Pulp – that veers into psych and dreampop but always has a roughness and bite that gives it an edge” (Outline). 

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk 
JS and the Lockerbillies
With a collection of cult classics, skulking show stoppers and rocking rollers from the golden age of jive, Josh Locke and his terrific trio are set to bring you a show like no other with full dead ringer sets of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly and more. 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green
Miserable Man
Miserable Man is a one-man band. A guitar, his voice, old school mouth trumpet and some foot percussions. Miserable Man music is acoustic Pop that blends Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Old Jazz. His sound is raw and organic and his live shows energetic and vibrant. 
 Thursday 29 August 2019
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street 
Richard Filby
Richard Filby always puts on a highly impressive street circus show combining his delightful comedy and juggling with Rolla bolla! 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate 
Lucy Grubb
Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norwich blending Modern Americana with Country undertones. "For a young lady from the Flatlands of East Anglia she sure can write and sing a Hill Country Song worthy of Allison Krauss or even Emmylou Harris." Rocking Magpie. 
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Upper Close Green, Cathedral grounds
(The) Red Dear
(The) Red Dear: siblings Dylan and Izzy, 17 & 15, don't have a TV. Instead, they write and record modern folk music. Acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies form the basis of their music, with a little bit of electric guitar, and some weird stuff: they play acoustic guitars with cello bows, use a 43 string autoharp, and create atmospheric sounds. Formed in early 2016, the duo's first EP 'Demo' resulted in lots of local radio play, and the song 'Paper Dust' received national airplay on BBC Radio 1.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman's Walk 
Cobbler Bob String Band
Cobbler Bob feature some of the finest acoustic musicians on the local scene coming together to play vibrantly rootsy Americana and bluegrass. With acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and double bass, the group might have a quintessentially traditional instrumental line-up, but are equally as happy riffing on Led Zep, The Beatles and Prince. 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory's Green 
Maz O’Connor
English singer/songwriter Maz O'Connor has been described by The Guardian as 'one of folk's brightest young talents'. Though she grew up in the wild Lake District of the Romantic Poets, her grandparents hailed from Ireland, and these roots shine though her music. She spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, studied literature at Cambridge and has settled in East London; these diverse influences work together to make Maz's songwriting something unique. After the release of her acclaimed album 'The Longing Kind' in 2016, Maz has been writing and collaborating extensively, as well as touring the UK and Europe. Known for her captivating stage presence and her stunning voice, Maz is working on her next album to be released in 2019; a collection of darker story songs by an artist just hitting her stride.  
20:00
Open
Les Poules à Colin: Head Out, Not Home finale
Celebrating the conclusion of Head Out, Not Home for 2019, the Festival Finale, will feature the fantastic Québécois folk group, Les Poules À Colin.

Taking their name from a traditional song, Les Poules à Colin are an indie roots band that channels the old medieval ballads and sugarshack dance tunes of Québec. This band of young Francophone musicians was raised on folk music, but their new sound, as heard on their brand new album MOROSE, owes as much to shimmery indie pop as it does to deep tradition. With ethereal vocals that mask biting social commentary and lyrics from old songs, and the slap and thump of French-Canadian foot percussion (think of a grinding beat that lopes like a heartbeat), they've got an entirely fresh sound. Their adaptations of traditional songs from Quebec, Brittany or Louisiana speak eloquently to their generation while retaining the beauty of timeless music. They take the stage with fiddle, guitar, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion, creating a rich and varied backdrop for their inventive arrangements. Singing primarily in French, with a few English songs, Les Poules à Colin reveal a unique and modern perspective on traditional Québec culture.

Hailed for their strong stage presence and demonstrating a contagious pleasure in each and every performance, they are charming audiences and amassing a wealth of impressive experience in a short time. Catch them in Norwich for one of only a few UK dates this summer. What better way to celebrate the end of summer!

The band will do two sets, with the music starting at 8.30pm. Tickets from £8.00 available from Open.

 

 

 

 

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