Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra + support
SCREAMING TARTS PRESENTS…
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra
with support from The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg
Doors 8 pm
Advance tickets £12 + BF from SEEtickets
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit.
With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it. Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern.
The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.
The band, a hot six -piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).
The best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show.
with support from The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg.
Darren Capp (Lead vocals, Guitar, Banjo) Simon Huxford (Double bass, vocals), Nena Mager (Percussion, vocals) and Shane Thornberry (Mandolin, Guitar, vocals). They hail from North East Lincolnshire, and have been performing their own original brand of folky, bluegrass-tinged Americana music for the last 6 years.
They have been described as ‘Southern Bluesy excellence’ by BBC Humberside’s Alan Raw, after playing numerous times on the introducing program. They have performed at various festivals around the UK, and in 2014 even started their own music festival, ‘Hawk and the wren’ which brought original Roots, blues and Americana to the Lincolnshire Wolds.
The band are known for their soaring four part harmonies, foot stomping rhythms and immersive storytelling talents.