Virgin Lounge

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New for 2018:

John Reilly introduces …
at Virgin Money lounge, 66 Fargate, Sheffield

Starting Sunday 21st January
followed by usually the last Sunday in every month
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Singer songwriter John Reilly joins forces with Virgin Money Lounges to introduce amazing musical talent from all over the UK in a once a month Lazy Sunday Afternoon Concert. Each performance will feature a live set from John as he introduces the month’s special guests and John will even join them at a some point for a musical collaboration.

The venue is live in the upstairs of the Virgin Money Lounge, 66 Fargate, Sheffield. All coffees (incl. Lattes, Cappuccino, Espresso etc), teas (incl. speciality teas) and soft drinks are totally FREE!!! and the good news is YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL. Glasses etc available at the venue. Performances will begin at 1.30pm and end by 3.30pm which gives people plenty of time to continue a fabulous afternoon in Sheffield taking in local bars or restaurants.

Tickets for these events are on a 1st come 1st served basis and are limited to a maximum capacity of 100

Sunday 29th April
John Reilly Introduces – Henry Priestman & ‘Loved Up’ Les Glover
1.30pm – 3.30pm

So in this age of genre’s, niches and “tribes”, where does Henry fit in? seem to think he’s folk (“Chronicles…” topped the Amazon “Folk and World” charts on it’s release), Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker described Henry’s new direction as “music for grumpy old men”, The Daily Mail said he is “a master of the rueful observation”, the late Robert Sandall in The Sunday Times called it “rough hewn charm“, and elsewhere the phrase “post-punk-folk-protest” has been bandied about.
Henry Priestman’s “got form,” his “previous” including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti’s U.S. book The Catalog of Cool as “Cole Porter Punk”!), It’s Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, and composing the title song for London West End musical “Dreamboats and Petticoats”.
it’s actually since going solo that Henry feels he’s really found his feet, albeit in a cottage industry-type setting, existing virtually outside the music biz, happily releasing the odd bit of “merch”, and gigging almost constantly to a small but committed fan base. He’s discovered a new found love of live work (mostly with his partner-in-crime “Loved- Up Les” Glover, mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures !

here’s a video to give you a taster – ‘Grey’s the New Blonde’

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Sunday 25th March
John Reilly Introduces – Edwina Hayes
Special Guest Host – Julian Jones

Edwina Hayes numbers Michael Parkinson and Nanci Griffith among her fans. Her beautifully written songs and charming stage presence have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and the title song of her album ‘Pour Me A Drink’ was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her ‘the sweetest voice in England’. Her cover of the Randy Newman song ‘Feels Like Home’ was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister’s Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube.

One of Edwina’s Original Songs, ‘Pour Me a Drink’


Sunday 25th February
John Reilly Introduced – Rip Roarin’ Success

The Rip Roaring Success are the hottest Western Swing Band East of El Paso featuring Wild Miss Lucille on double bass, Miss Jay tearing it up with some smokin’ hot fiddle and the token gent, the one and only Rusty on six strings of flamin’ geetar and hillbilly vox. Folk at venues and festivals up and down the country will testify that when you want the prairie set on fire with jumpin’ ho-down tunes then there ain’t no success like a rip roarin’ one

Here’s a video …

Sunday 21st January – SOLD OUT !!
John Reilly Introduced – Sleep Junkie


For this first event, John will be joined by Canadian pianist Lewis Nitikman and will introduce you to ‘SLEEP JUNKIE’ an acoustic folk pop duo from Barnsley.

Here is their video, filmed in Liverpool of all places !! Hope you enjoy it