Sun 23rd February 2020 7:45 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Originally inspired by a novel our student writer Robyn Hunter started writing when she was just 13 years old, What happened to Mikey* is a student written musical that centers around the lives of a group of high school students after the sudden and mysterious death of their friend Mikey. While the whole school is mourning the loss of one of their own, secrets are uncovered and everyone soon realizes there was a lot more than meets the eye when it came to Mikey...
* Written by Robyn Hunter, composed by Noemi Stockdale, musically directed by Aurora Chan and Lucy Rose Nixon, choreographed by Lily Hunt directed by Amelia Hibbert and produced by Fatine Velicitat.
Trigger warnings: The show contains strong themes of drug and alcohol abuse, sexual and verbal violence as well as strong language. For these reasons we don’t advise anyone under the age of 15 to see the show.
Wed 26th February 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Along with old friends bassist Ernie Brooks and percussionist Bill Ruyle, Zummo plays with three new collaborators on Deep Drive: turntablist Keith McIvor (aka JD Twitch of Optimo), electronic producer and trombonist Ralph Cumbers (aka Bass Clef), and cellist Oliver Coates; a sextet merging Zummo’s “open form” composition and performance techniques with electronic and live instrumentation, vocal processing, collage and spoken word.
The music of Deep Drive was recorded in 2014, when Zummo led a UK tour with the aim of bringing three American and three British musicians together for the first time. The group performed four consecutive shows in October 2014 – at London’s Cafe Oto, Edinburgh’s Summerhall, Coventry’s The Tin, and Bristol’s Cube Cinema. Immediately after the tour, the group spent one Sunday at London’s Strongroom recording studio in order to document the tour’s work and mood.
"Nothing quite matches the languorous majesty of of 14 minute walk on the wild side Prepare for Docking' Mojo
Fri 28th February 2020 7:30 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Rodern Metro Promotions presents a wondrous night of indie rock and more!
The debut headline performance from Rattlesnake.
3 more awesome bands fresh out of Coventry: Rise to the Sun, Zemli and Warning Light.
An after party of indie and rock bangers until 2am in the morning.
Tickets are £4 advance or £6 on the door.
Doors open at 7:30pm, don't be late.
Just a little info about Rattlesnake:
Formed in 2019 at the University of Warwick outside of Coventry, this 5-piece garage/indie/psych rock band has much to offer to everyone, and even more to prove; that rock isn’t dead. On stage or off the stage the band is full of powerful personalities with energy levels to match their exciting and loud sound. This is definitely a band to be watched closely, as many good things are to come, such as their new single “Sherbourne’s on Fire”.
The band was formed in 2019 by like-minded university students who all wanted to play a heavier form of music to what is the status quo. Inspired by bands like Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, and King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, they do not attempt to emulate them, but instead let themselves be inspired by them, and find a new sound close to their inspirations. Their motivation is not one of fame or money, but instead a desire to play music which holds a massive influence on their lives and they want others to too experience the music they love.
The band is headed by lead guitarist George Egerton, the primary songwriter and an excellent guitarist. The riffs he writes get stuck in your head as you leave their gigs humming their tunes. Under his direction is Antina Hu, the powerhouse of a vocalist. She is always a talking point after a gig for how strong her voice is and how she can perform under any difficulty to provide an amazing show. The bass guitar is played by Taylor Adam, with his infectious energy - bouncing with a smile - on stage and off stage. The drums are provided by Robert Allison. While he may not be seen on stage as easily, his presence is felt fully throughout their entire performance, as you hear his drum beats directing and grooving the audience. The final addition to the band was at the start of 2020, with the addition of rhythm guitarist Jonah Nicholson. Providing the background noise and noticeably a very fun presence on stage, his inability to stay still while performing adds to the already vast reserves of energy the band has. Alongside the energy the songs have, just watching Taylor and Jonah play together gets any crowd going as the vibe becomes too infectious to stay still.
With a vast selection of songs being performed, from the rockesque tunes of Lone Ranger, Lady with a Dog and Pink Lemonade to more psychedelic songs like Dennis in Wonderland and the aptly titled The Groovy One, Rattlesnake has much to offer to the musical world. This is coming in their new EP titled “Sherbourne’s on Fire '' featuring the title track alongside B-side ‘Sunny Day Delight’. The former was written after Sherbourne (a Warwick on-campus accommodation) caught on fire, leading to Jonah being evacuated from his flat as the fire was out of control. This EP captures the more catchy and indie side of Rattlesnake, whilst still being distinctly them.
Sat 29th February 2020 7:30 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Electric Church Music at The Tin launches on 29th Feb and we have a famstaric night in store.
Earlybird are our first featured artists. Beautiful acoustic synth - check them out below. More to follow
In true Electric Church Music style Scott P will be djing until late - playing all the best indie Alternative Funk soul motown hip hop classics.
Sun 8th March 2020 5:00 pm (5:00 pm DOORS)
Boudica Presents International Women's Day
at The Tin
Sunday 8th March 2020
Tickets £3 Adv/ £5 door
Live Music // Art // Stalls // Bra Bank
Live Music from -
Dispute Settlement Mechanism
This band of Leamingtonians bring you angry, political, grungy, lo fi noiserock to wake up your mind and make you think about stuff. Important stuff.
A polite, friendly ensemble of girls who only eat toast for breakfast.
+ Paradise of Titans
+ Jennifer Haigh
Sat 14th March 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Izzie Derry (full band) - EP Launch
£4 Adv/£5 Door
14th March 2020
Despite being at the beginning of her career, Izzie has mastered her sound to that of someone far beyond her years. Music matched with her soulful spirit has lead this young artist to release four records in five years and to have an impressive string of live shows behind her. Her songs combine elements of Folk, Blues, Country and Rock, and always have a positive message to leave listeners feeling uplifted.
Tue 17th March 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Now Sold Out
Warmduscher are a group of miscreants, known only by aliases (Clams Baker Jr, Lightnin’ Jack Everett, Salt Fingers, Quicksand and Dr. Withers aka Little Whiskers). Ardent fans, Iggy Pop and Marc Riley have only gleaming praise to heap on the band, and in return, Warmduscher have blessed them both with immortality.
The band’s live show has left thousands across the UK and Europe desperate for more. During their set at End of the Road Festival 2018, they were accused of inciting a riot and thrown into a giant hole.
They have since emerged and will soon embark on a worldwide tour of France, Switzerland and Italy. Breathe it in before it’s gone
Supported by DUF
GBP12.00 Sold Out
Fri 20th March 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Tickets - £7.50 in advance, £10 at the door
Doors 7.30 pm
In The Moment presents Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla – progressive Celtic rock
Coventry resident Joe O'Donnell, born in Limerick, Ireland, is one of the finest Celtic rock violinists and composers. Best known for his fiery and innovative playing in East of Eden, Headstone and The Woods Band (pre-Steeleye Span), he also recorded with Thin Lizzy and Henry McCullough. His acclaimed 1977 concept album, ‘Gaodhal's Vision’, featuring Rory Gallagher, was remastered and re-released in 2017.
Joe’s long-established band Shkayla (‘Stories’) fuses the spirit of the Celtic tradition and progressive rock. It features top Midlands musicians Si Hayden, Martin Barter, Karen Milne and Adrian Litvinoff. The band delivers enormous energy, and also the delicacy of Celtic music.
"....an alchemical marriage of rock and folk..." - Let It Rock
Thu 26th March 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Part of the West Midlands Jazz Network
26th March 2020
Doors 7.30pm - Stage 8.00pm
Tickets £6 Conc. (under 18s/Students), £10 Adv, £12 Door
Multi Award winning drummer Clark Tracey tours his current band of highly talented young performers, the latest in a long list of Clark's ensembles. The band have been together for two years and have just recorded their second CD, in time for this tour.
Nominated in the British Jazz Awards "Best Small Group" category recently, the band extends its repertoire from originals to American and British classics, all performed with youthful exuberance and motivated by Clark's solid experience. Expect an exciting and soulful dose of British jazz.
GBP6.00 - GBP10.00
Fri 27th March 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
corto.alto is the brain-child of award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and visual artist Liam Shortall. Liam has worked as a trombonist, guitarist & music producer in Glasgow from the age of 16. He currently works with numerous award-winning musical groups and projects in Scotland such as Graham Costello's STRATA, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Tom McGuire & The Brassholes, AKU! & Fat-Suit.
Liam’s maiden project, Corto.alto brings together cross-genre musicians from across the world to explore new and original sounds in the world of Jazz & beyond.
Supported by Duke Keats
Tue 31st March 2020 8:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters.
Fri 3rd April 2020 8:00 pm (6:00 pm DOORS)
For a week in April 2020, Mark Osborne will be showing a set of large scale prints – the first time any of his work has been exhibited.
this is then – a visual record of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-81, runs for a week – from Friday 3rd April to Friday 10th. Work will be displayed in both the venue and in the community space and it will usually be open 11am to 5pm, and its supported by gigs, performances and workshops, that take a journey from this is then, to this is now.
Friday 3rd April - Launch Event
Without Martin Bowes Alternative Sounds fanzine its unlikley Mark would of taken any of these shots. He’s also been fronting Attrition since then – still standing & just back from a tour of Japan – so its great to have him onboard with Attritions first gig in Cov for five years.
DJ Mark Cook
Marks Mark E. Smith Fall events got Mark into experimenting with his images – projecting them at the old CET print room & at The Tin which was then the inspiration for doing a show there.
Sat 4th April 2020 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
GBP7.00 - GBP9.00
Fri 10th April 2020 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
La Rocade, Kitchen Club and Just Dropped In present:
THE CATENARY WIRES, PETE ASTOR, THE PRISTINES + THE SUNBATHERS
at The Tin Music and Arts
THE CATENARY WIRES are Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey. Amelia and Rob are best known for making fuzzy, sixties girl-group inspired indie-pop in their previous bands Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap. With the Catenary Wires, they have created something different; gentler and more acoustic, emotive and melancholy, although still fuelled by their great love for pop melodies and harmonies.
PETE ASTOR is a British songwriter and solo artist. He was singer songwriter in early Creation Records trailblazers The Loft, and subsequently formed The Weather Prophets, before launching a solo career with the albums Submarine and Zoo in the early 1990s.
Formed after the C86 indiepop explosion, THE PRISTINES introduced their own brand of Indie lo-fi guitar pop with psychedelic shoegaze and called it Gazedelia, releasing singles and albums in the early 90s most notably on Sunday Records (US),
THE SUNBATHERS: So how is it that a band from the second most landlocked county in England has written so many songs about the sea...? Is it a love of the traditional British holiday, complete with candyfloss, the smell of chips and long walks along the cliffs? Or, is it just that so many words rhyme with sand?
£6 Advance / £8 Door
Sat 18th April 2020 1:00 pm (1:00 pm DOORS)
Children's Instrument Making Workshop with Thomas Truax (with live performance/demonstration at the start)
Suitable for ages 8 yrs +
Saturday 18th April // 1pm // Tickets £7 Adv - One ticket covers 1 x child and 1 x adult
Would you like to create your own Sister Spinster or HORNICATOR?? Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is an American singer/musician, inventor and multi-media artist. This April he will be delivering an instrument making workshop in the Tin Community Space.
One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, since the year 2000 Thomas has been traveling the world performing with his evolving “band” of bizarre self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’, as well as his venerable resonator guitar ‘Hank’. Time Out magazine has dubbed him “The king of home-made instruments” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.”
We can provide some materials but if you have a cardboard box, plastic container or bottle or plastic cup or bowl or a biscuit tin please bring them along.
Limited spaces available.
Sat 18th April 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
“Endlessly inventive and creative…A show not to be missed!” -Oxford Times
Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist's brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off.
UNCUT magazine says "Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" while Splendid magazine called him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard of...an exceptional talent."
He is also known for his unique self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels, spoons and other found items called 'Mother Superior' and a souped up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator’
After riding the album/tour/album/tour cycle perpetually over nearly two decades with these ‘band mates’, Thomas decided it was due time to dedicate himself to expanding the menagerie with some new musical contraptions.
Bolstered by his Bandcamp supporters and some Arts Council England funding, he devoted much of last year to dreaming up and building these special new musical inventions which, alongside his familiar friends, will be previewed on this tour.
Notable Truax supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Gemma Ray, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) Bob Log III and the late author Terry Pratchett.
Most recently drummer Budgie (of Siouxsie and the Banshees/Creatures/Slits) collaborated with Thomas in Berlin on some new tracks. A single will be released in conjunction with the tour.
“Operating from the shadowy space between the glass-blown ambience of (‘Amelie’ composer) Yann Tiersen and ‘What’s he Building In There?’ era Tom Waits, musician/inventor Thomas Truax is something of a visionary.”
-The Mouth Magazine
"When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." -The Guardian
GBP6.00 - GBP8.00
Thu 23rd April 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
In Association with West Midlands Jazz Network
Mark Lockheart- saxophones
Elliot Galvin- keyboards
Tom Herbert- bass
Dave Smith- drums
This brand new group explores Mark’s multi-faceted outlook on music through a new set of original compositions plus a few older ones for good measure and even a Duke Ellington tune. Urgent and exciting grooves and improvising all cleverly crafted together within Lockheart’s unique but memorable tunes . Wide ranging influences from Ellington, Shorter, Gil Evans, John Zorn, Burt Bacharach and even Kraftwerk.
“From Loose Tubes to Polar Bear and beyond, Lockheart’s capacity to be ahead of the jazz cure is undeniable. In this new band his combination of lyrical economy and harmonic creativity has found three improvisatory soulmates who clearing know how to make the most of his compositions in their own terms” . Jazzwise magazine
GBP6.00 - GBP10.00
Sun 26th April 2020 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Holy Moly & The Crackers make riotous party music for the
masses. ‘Take A Bite’ (released April 5th) is a concise, passionate
take on folk, blues and indie rock.
The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band, Holy Moly & The Crackers, make riotous party music for the masses. Their new album, ‘Take A Bite’ combines pop song craft with stomping, four to the floor backing, as well as demonstrating their ability to tackle personal lyrical fare. Further adorning their naturally expressive take on British folk ‘Take A Bite’ has sizeable dollops of rock’n’soul, sharp indie-rock, vulnerable balladeering and festival-ready psychedelic trips towards the Middle East.
The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their previous album ‘Salem’ in July 2017 on their own Pink Lane Records label, and the lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, has since clocked up over 1 million streams on Spotify and was used as the credit title track for the blockbuster movie Oceans 8.
Over the last few years HMATC have sold out venues across the UK and made successful debuts in Europe, including a major european support tour with Skinny Lister - as well a number of accoladed performances on the festival circuit: Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival + Camp Bestival and graced the main stages at festivals such as Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Moonbeams + Colours of Ostrava (CZ).
2019 brings Holy Moly & the Crackers back out on the world stage with their brand new album, an enhanced confidence and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride - the craziest party in town always has room for one more..
GBP6.00 - GBP8.00
Fri 1st May 2020 8:00 pm
HOUSEWIVES are a genreless band from London who play experimental music that points to the future. Using prepared guitars, electronics, percussion and saxophone they create an enveloping sound of syncopated rhythms and antithetical song structures. Droning bass lines underpin ethereal samples, whilst precise guitar lines mix with minimal drum parts in ecstatic fashion.
Their kinetic live sets have cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands in Europe; championed by the likes of Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music), Radio 3 Late Junction and pioneering experimental musician Charles Hayward (This Heat).
Since forming five years ago, Housewives have drawn from such diverse scenes as post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic and avant-garde. 2013 saw the release of an eponymous debut EP via Faux Discx, while their first-full length record, ‘Work’ (Blank Editions) arrived two years later.
2017 live album FF06116 (Rocket Recordings) marked the band’s first collaboration with experimental saxophonist Ben Vince.
Their second LP, Twilight Splendour (Blank Editions, 2019), explores the possibilities of electronic sound, marking a turning point for the band - who sold their guitars to buy midi equipment and swapped London rents for water habitation.
Bringing to mind the digital meditations of legendary producer Oneohtrix Point Never and the claustrophobic sampling of Animal Collective and Battles, its concept-led songs strewn with “ecstatic messages of frustration and a desire to connect”.
"Their dank, angular and urgent take on post-punk through the prism of skronking ecstatic jazz, jarring polyrhythm and aesthetically pure snarl is as terrifying as it is fascinating." - Loud & Quiet
“Their new material is outstanding, and utterly defies genre." - The Quietus
“Music that's beyond genre categorisation and as a result, stands out as one of this year's unmissable acts.” - Drowned In Sound
“In sonorous inebriations, Housewives tatters mental matter into an oblivion, from minimalist punches and strokes, and a full on assault of sonic permutation.” - Tiny Mix Tapes
Thu 14th May 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Bruno Heinen Trio - Bartók Revisited
Bruno Heinen - Piano
Andrea Di Biase - Bass
Gene Calderazzo - Drums
Bruno Heinen brings his new trio project featuring Italian bassist Andrea Di Biase (Kenny Wheeler), and acclaimed US drummer Gene Calderazzo (Pharoah Sanders) to the Tin Arts. The project consists of an 8 movement work inspired by the composition 8 Improvisations Op 20, written by Barkók in 1920. This album release tour marks the centenary of the creation of the work, with influences for Bruno's treatment of the piece ranging from Ellington's Money Jungle and late Coltrane, to Ravel and Ligeti.
eclectic, eccentric, unobtrusively erudite
John Fordham – Guardian
Bruno Heinen plays with notable clarity and poise
Dave Gelly – The Observer
GBP8.00 - GBP10.00
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