Swamp Meat at The Dark Horse

Swamp Meat

21:00  Friday 1st

The Dark Horse (upstairs), 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, B13 8JP.

Late nights, empty bottles, phones off, fans whirring, residue on the tables, friends from The Big Bang and Copter coming and going, Swampmeat is Dan Finnemore 3 sheets to the wind telling tales of heartache and heartbreak while T-Bird keeps one eye on the rhythm and one eye on the bible. Country, blues and rockabilly rock ’n’ roll. Go down swingin’ son.


First of the ‘Upstairs at the Pat Kav’ nights

Upstairs @The Patrick Kavanagh      Friday 1st July 

19:30  – 23:00          The Patrick Kavanagh, Woodbridge Rd, Moseley, B13 8BX.

Horse Feathers, Dominic Crane, Giant Elf Fist, JD McElwee.

Horse Feathers’ influences; George Romero, Ennio Morricone and guitar bands give their songs that Spaghetti Western, moody, desert-like twang combined with Tex-Mex! and at times use Spanish lyrics. A 7 piece outfit comprising cello, percussion, keyboards and the de rigueur of bass, two guitars and drums.

Horse Feathers

Dominic Crane: with comparisons to Neil Finn, John Lennon & Squeeze, his songwriting style has earned him much praise from Janice Long, Boo Hewerdine, Sharon Corr, Nel Bryden….

Dominic Crane

Giant Elf Fist: part of Birmingham’s evolving underground Scene. Heavily influenced by the German Krautrock movement of the 70s.They recently supported Acid Mothers Temple as part of their world tour.

JD McElwee: Voice accompanied by his fluid guitar playing or a cappella his songs are simple, captivating and memorable. A soulful performer who gives his all and that includes some wry humour! “words forlorn and words as thorns, some words can act as balm. When dark birds circle overhead it’s love that keeps us strong.”

All these bands for just £6 on the door ! 


Friday : Gin, Gin and more : Martin Miller’s at the Cocktail Loungs

Martin Miller’s in the Cocktail lounge.

18:30                                 Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, Moseley, B13 8EE.

Martin Miller’s takes over the Cocktail Lounge: Carl Hawkins, Gin extraordinaire with Martin Millers, will be taking over the Cocktail Lounge, starting off with a ticket only session from 6:30pm (available from skittle.com) then it’s open up to the public, serving everything Gin!

Children’s Competition starts Friday 1st

Competition : Viola Variations

All days of the Festival (except Sundays) 9.30 to 17.30 Moseley Violins, 2A Tudor Road, Moseley, B13 2HA

Can you  name the main parts of a viola? Correct entries, from young people 16 years or under, will be entered into a prize draw.  A colouring competition for those under 7 years too.

Check the Moseley Violins website for details www.moseleyviolins.co.uk/  Visit Moseley Violins, 2A Tudor Road for an entry form (and perhaps spot some clues!!)

Special Offers start Friday 1st

Our first special offer, for each day of the Festival, is


Festival special :  Any 2 x regular hot drinks and 2 x regular sandwiches or paninis for £10  (excluding specials).