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? Amazon.com seem to think he’s folk (“” topped the Amazon “” charts on it’s release), described Henry’s new direction as “”, said he is “”, the late in called it ““, and elsewhere the phrase “” has been bandied about.
Henry Priestman’s “got form,” his “previous” including (described in U.S. book It’s Immaterial(writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with , and composing the title song for London West End musical “”.
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 !
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.
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
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