Preview: Norwich full gig guide January 11-17

Daughter. Picture: Stacey Hatfield

Daughter. Picture: Stacey Hatfield - Credit: Archant

The Tilting Sky Festival reaches a finale this weekend with bills packed with local talent, headed by The Dirty Tricks and Sargasso Trio. Plus Norfolk beatboxer Intensi-T, hotly tipped London indie band Daughter and nti-folk quartet Koi Paraga.

t Rounding off the TTSF: 2013 festival — which has featured eight nights of great independent music at four different venues — local favourites the Sargasso Trio will return to Norwich Arts Centre on January 12. The band will be including tracks from their soon-to-be-completed third album. Support comes from Norwich-based Empire, Crystal Bats, plus Graham Horne from The Barlights. Tidckets £6 adv, or £8 door on the door. And don't forget the festival, again organised by local promoters Tilting Sky, continues tonight with sets from The Dirty Tricks, Electric Youth Revolt, Hathaway and Matchbox Heroes at the Open venue, on Bank Plain. Tickets £6. Tickets for all shows available via

t Next week promises two great jazz nights. Top trombone player Geoff Mason visits Jazz at the Oaklands (formerly the Rackheath Man nights now re-located to the Oaklands Hotel in Thorpe St Andrew) on Tuesday, backed by the Simon Brown Trio. Entry is £10). Then next Friday, the inventive pianist John Law visits Fleece Jazz, now at Stoke By Nayland Club (just off the A12) with his backing duo — Yuri Gobulev, bass, and Asaf Sirkis, drums. Tickets £15. More details on: 01787 211865.

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t Critically acclaimed Norfolk beatboxer Intensi-T is at the Waterfront Studio on January 11. With just a microphone and a loop pedal, entire songs created with just the mouth, 21-year-old phenomenon Tom Povey, who hails from North Walsham, has performed with Girls Aloud Nicola Roberts, Ed Sheeran, opened shows for Chase and Status and Labrinth and collaborated beatbox with hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks.

t With just two EPs under their collective belts – His Young Heart and The Wild Youth – London-based indie band Daughter have already established for themselves a dedicated following — and tickets for their hotly anticipated gig at Norwich Arts Centre on Monday are already long gone. The trio, predicted for big things in 2013, consists of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella. Their recent single Smother was the band's debut release for legendary indie label 4AD. The band are also currently writing and recording their debut album. Support comes from from Lay Low.

t Those great East coast favourites singer-songwriter and guitarist John Ward and violin wizard Mario Price are special guests at Norfolk Folk Club next Friday at the usual Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road, venue from 8.30pm. John has toured extensively both in England and overseas and has six CDs under his belt. John also plays several other instruments, most notably the bodhran, on which he delivers show-stopping solos. Fiddle-player Mario more than lives up to his strong musical heritage. Together they will be performing a highly eclectic mix of John's original compositions, traditional songs and popular standards, punctuated by Mario's beauti-ful and high-energy instrumentals. Bring your own refreshments.

t Playing Norwich acoustic venue The Bicycle Shop, on St Benedict's, on Tuesday are the post-anti-folk quartet Koi Paraga, who craft songs of deep thought and heartfelt sincerity. Guitarist Tom Conway has released eight solo albums to date, while vocalist Danny Whitehouse is a graduate of the renowned Creative Writing programme at UEA. They are joined by double-bassist Will Wright, who has played in four bands, most notably the Mustard City Rockers, while completing the line-up is percussionist and vocalist Dom 'Screaming Jay' Jarvis. Support comes from Norwich-based songwriter Mari Joyce and her band.



TTSF 2013: The Dirty Tricks + Electric Youth Revolt + Hathaway + Matchbox Heroes (indie/rock) — Open

Intensi-T (electro-pop/dubstep) — Waterfront Studio

Pasadena Roof Orchestra (jazz/swing) — Playhouse

The Glamtastics (glam rock) — Maddermarket Theatre

The Collective (rock/funk) — Brickmakers

Black River Falls (rock) — King Edward VII

Just Is: feat. Soom T & Parly B (reggae) — Hideout

Dying Breeds (rockabilly/punk) — The Stanley

Music House: feat. The Familiars + Jonny Williams + more (acoustic) — Wensum Lodge

The Bunkadoos (roots) — Brewery Tap

Half Cut Heroes (rock/indie) — Silver Road Cottage

Lena Black & The Playboys — Hog In Armour

Hard Rain + Dandelions & Rockets (rock) — St Andrew's Social Club

Leopard Trio (rockabilly) — The Leopard

Hank's Hill Billy Hayride (Americana/country) — Rumsey Wells


TTSF 2013: Sargasso Trio + (indie/alternative) — Arts Centre

This Is Colour (rock/pop) — Waterfront Studio

Steemy Dan (jazz/rock/tribute) — Maddermarket Theatre

Floating Greyhounds + Acting As Catalysts (rock/indie) — Brickmakers

Rawkus (rock) — Blueberry

Metal Charity Night (local bands) — King Edward VII

Rip Off Chili Peppers (rock/tribute) — The Wildman

Murphy's Lore (roots) — The Leopard

Stepback (rock'n'roll) — Arkwrights

Addison's Uncle (acoustic) — Union St Coach & Horses

Lee Vasey (guitar) — Old Catton Maids Head

No Secrets (pop) — Golden Star

Luna Ghost — The Windmill

Barry Lee — Heath House

Steve Allen — Gas Club

Pat James — Kier Hardie Hall

Tony Cann — Quebec Tavern

Lisa Marie — Robin Hood

Alan Ley — Trowel & Hammer


Sun Of Cash (country/tribute/3pm) — Brewery Tap

Lee Vasey Big Band (12pm) — Brickmakers

Against The Grain (rock/blues/5pm) — Silver Road Cottage


Daughter + Lay Low (indie) — Arts Centre

Jazz Jam: with Lee Vasey — Silver Road Cottage

Brickie Sessions (open mic) — Brickmakers

Jazz Jam: feat. Rich Buddie — Walnut Tree Shades


Koi Paraga (indie/folk) — Bicycle Shop

Donna Rae Wells (country) — Brickmakers

Simon Brown Trio: feat. Geoff Mason (jazz) — Oaklands Hotel

Phab Club: feat. David Sheppard (blues) — Vauxhall Centre

Lights Out — Rumsey Wells


Swarmed (metal) — B2

Pure Acoustic (open mic) — Brickmakers

Acoustic Jam — Micawbers Tavern

Traditional Irish — Gatehouse

Open Mic — Garden House


Pirate Radio (pop/rock) — Brickmakers

Stone Pony (blues) — Walnut Tree Shades

Sheesh (pop/rock) — B2

Little Red Kings (indie/rock) — Rumsey Wells

Darkened Dials (alt-folk/rock) — Rose Tavern

Ghostriders Western Club: feat. Logic (country) — TA Centre

Johnny Jump Band (country/blues) — Micawbers Tavern