To ensure the safety of all users of the venue the Cheese and Grain we will be implementing social distancing measures which will be in line with the latest legislation and governmental advice. These will be emailed to ticket holders prior to the event and we kindly ask all attendees to respect and follow these rules.
THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY
Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance. It offers an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought-provoking protest pieces.
FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorised and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
From supporting Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Hayseed Dixie and Mercury Prize nominees The Comet is Coming to a 40 date festival tour in 2017, including standout shows at Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and Hungary’s Sziget Festival, Following 2019, his biggest year to date, 2020 will see a support tour with Dutty Moonshine Big Band (signed to Universal Records and in autumn 2020 he will embark on his most comprehensive tour of his career so far.