257 Mansfield Road City Centre, Nottingham NG1 3FT

Doors: 7:30 pm | Price: £8 adv | Ages: 16+ | Room: The Maze

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As part of the European leg of his ‘Do Not Kill Your Landlord’ world tour, the globetrotting folk troubadour, global inspiration, activist, and all-round good guy David Rovics will be coming to Nottingham for a very special show. Alongside David, we’ve assembled a truly amazing line up featuring some of the very best and most talented people we know: the awesome The Band From County Hell (who are very excited to eventually be making their Maze debut), political songwriter Calum Baird (fresh from wowing crowds at the Edinburgh Festival and several nominations for Scottish album of the year), and local hero Paul Carbuncle (doing his polk-funk thing in the amazing way that only he can).
More details on performers below.
Advance tickets £8, £9 on the door.

We’ll also be doubling up as a collection point for clothes donations for a local drop-in homeless and vulnerably-housed support centre, so if you have anything that you’d otherwise be chucking out – bring it along. They are especially short on male footwear.

From his webpage: “The last time David Rovics had a real job was when he was a part-time barista at a Starbucks in 1995. After having too many thoughts about killing all the white men in suits who never tipped that entered his workplace (which were most of the clientele), he quit that job quick. Since then he has been subsisting as a musician, playing in the streets and subways of Boston at first, and by the late 1990’s, touring internationally as a DIY protest singer. Except that he hates the term “protest singer.” But that’s how the mainstream media would dismissively define him and his ilk, anyway, so there you go. If you’re using this bio to introduce David at a gig, you can be merciful to your audience and stop there. The music will be better than reading this narcissistic crap. But if you want all the gory details, keep reading (preferably to yourself).” Continued here: http://www.davidrovics.com/media/

The Band From County Hell are an original celtic folk band with 6 critically acclaimed albums, published works with Cherry Red Records and over 2000 live performances as part of their history. Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and have supported Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie, The Beat and most recently, New Model Army on national tour dates. Major festivals appearances include Wychwood Festival, Rhythm Festival, Weyfest, The Bearded Theory Festival, Galtres, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and The Great British Folk Festival, amongst many others. In 2015 BFCH won the public vote at The Great British Folk Festival for the best ‘new act’ which saw them play on the main stage to a capacity crowd.”
More info: http://www.bfch.co.uk/

“Originally from Falkirk, Calum Baird is a singer-songwriter and professional live musician based in Edinburgh. With four years of experience of playing venues from Aberdeen, to London and across to Ireland and the European continent, Calum has received praise, admiration and recognition along the way. He writes and sings his own particular style of folky-blues formed from tales of love and woe, heartfelt political commentaries and social observations.
Continued: https://calumbaird.com/about/

Paul’s bio on his webapge is funny. You should read it. And check it all his gigs. https://paulcarbuncle.com/about/ IMO: If you’ve not seen him before, you’ve missed out and you owe yourself an apology. He’s bloody fantastic, and if he’d pressed an album, he would have sold out many many times over. SQUIRRELS