Friends of Roman Candle...

A vibrant cultural venue for the city of Chester. A stunning space with adaptable staging, set in gorgeous hidden corner of the city.

“Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little” -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

This is the Kit is Kate Stables, with the magnificent assistance of Rozi Plain (bass / vocals) Neil Smith (guitar) Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums)

Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence.

Scott Matthews’ ground- breaking debut album, 'Passing Stranger' earned him serious critical acclaim with its bold mix of folk, rock, blues and Eastern-inspired song-writing, and in 2007 his first single ‘Elusive’ won the Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’.

Langhorne Slim is no stranger to the world of popular culture and commercial success. Lost At Last Vol. 1 is his sixth full-length album; throughout his career he has been defined by reflective songwriting and passionate delivery.

HALEY was first discovered by Low’s Alan Sparhawk who spotted her at a local open mic club in Duluth, Minnesota and was so impressed he immediately invited her to join them on tour.

“No artist possesses the same peculiar qualities as Brosseau…. The power of his performing persona is so strong that he can pervade the whole room with his subjective existence, making time-warped acolytes out of his audience.” - BBC.com

Matthew Logan Vasquez is a face - and a voice - you might well recognise. The former front man of Delta Spirit, he's a songwriter of unusual depth, of remarkable poetry.

Through the deceptively complex pop of Quit The Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, it’s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. 

“Meditative, spectral dreamscapes …  extraordinary voice: a fragile, sensuous instrument” – MOJO ★★★★

"Wonderful, heartfelt music" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Katie Von Schleicher’s Bleaksploitation was an accident, years in the making. 

John Smith is the guitar man from Devon who has quietly become one of the most exciting voices on the new British folk scene.

Ryley Walker is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Rockford, Illinois.

Howie Payne - aka Howard Eliott Payne aka The Stands - Singer Songwriter Producer Guitar Player.

Established for over 30 years in our Chester record shop, we specialise in collectible vinyl LPs, 7″ and 12″ singles.

News, features, PR and events photographer based in Chester in the North West of England

Video production Genius

Resurrecting one of Chester's most iconic and loved pubs. Steeped in history, culture and counter culture. Supporter of the independent music scene.

John Murry's The Graceless Age was the album of a lifetime. When it was released in 2012, it entered the hearts of countless listeners and gathered accolades from critics worldwide.

Sound Engineer/Stage Manager/Technical Crew.

Studio and rehearsal rooms.

Bands On Board provide friendly, safe and reliable band transport services at very competitive rates.

Mr. Chapman is an expert folk player just as liable to veer off into jazz, progressive, ragtime, hard rock or experimental directions

"A GOLDEN VOICE" - Rolling Stone.

Acoustic musician heavily influenced by Bluegrass, Blues and Country music.

Acoustic singer songwriter, originally from Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, now living in Chester and performing around the Northwest. 

Written in the bleached out swamps of South Florida and recorded in London, 'Cracked Picture Frames' is a hard-core and stripped-down survey of ballad, blood, and bone.

From beneath the moody and rain burdened Manchester sky, hails the latest musical offering from Stefan Melbourne, his new outfit going by the name of "We Were Strangers" 

Probably best known as drummer for Paul Weller (among others) Steve Pilgrim has been writing and recording since 2007.

Terry Reid, ‘Superlungs’ as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to

My Music is Blue with Purple Flashes.

Mikey Kenney – majestic singer, poetic songwriter, and English folk, Irish, Celtic, Bluegrass and Americana style fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist

Kenney and McKeon are a duo from Liverpool celebrating their Irish heritage by spreading their love of Irish traditional music.

“Janileigh is a star in the old fashioned sense of the word. It’s in her blood."

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