Fri 7th August 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
Sat 29th August 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 29th August // 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 29th August 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
Sat 12th September 2020 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters.
Known for his enigmatic lyrics, warm baritone voice and consummate gift for a tune, Roddy has released five solo albums to date - 'My Secret Is My Silence' (2006), ‘Before The Ruin’ (2008, with Kris Drever and John McCusker), 'The Impossible Song & Other Songs' (2011), 'Listen To Keep' (2013), and ‘The Deluder’ (2017). Roddy’s first poetry collection ‘Instrumentals’ was released in 2016.
For the past two decades Roddy has also been the frontman of much loved Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild, releasing eight studio albums, and touring worldwide as a headline act, but also in support to R.E.M., Pearl Jam and U2 amongst others.
Fri 18th September 2020 6:00 pm (6:00 pm DOORS)
For a week in September 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 18th to Sunday 27th September. 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 18th Sept - 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.
Fri 25th September 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
COVtember returns to The Tin for its third year, bigger than before, over three days.
W/ Carl Richard Aylott as compère, Fighting Boredom (aka Adrian Bloxham and Martin Ward) who will be playing tunes in-between bands on the Saturday.
These weekend tickets are limited to just 40.
COVtember is in support of Crisis (www.crisis.org.uk)Line Up -
FRIDAY EVENING (Doors 7.30pm - late)
SATURDAY (Doors 1.00pm - late)
Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers
Danny Ansell & Co.
Drop Down Smiling
Suns of Rest
Long Good Fridays
SUNDAY (Doors 2.20pm - 9.30pm)
Man Made Moon
Paul and Archie
Wed 30th September 2020 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
GBP7.00 - GBP9.00
Wed 18th November 2020 8:30 pm (7:30 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
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