THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS) THURSDAY 22ND JULY. TICKETS £10. Only a few left. SUPERTRAMP: BREAKFAST IN AMERICA. Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America(28 million copies sold to date). In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’ He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!) John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin. He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist. COMING UP: Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’ – SOLD OUT Tuesday 22nd October – LED ZEPPELIN II. Tickets on sale 23rd August. More info here. Thursday 7th November – NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’. Tickets on sale 7th November. More info here. Thursday 14th November – THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED’ LIVE IN CONCERT THURSDAY 29th AUGUST – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale. LONG LOST TOM & FRIENDS THE HARRIETS LIVE IN CONCERT. Long Lost Tom has released two critically acclaimed eps: Liquorice Sticks and Long Lost Tom – both of which show his keen lyrical focus along with the spring and twang of his guitar melodies. “I challenge you not to instantly fall in love with The Harriets – a great live band.” Competition Judges, Glastonbury Emerging Talent. SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here. PELICO – A STRIPPED BACK AND INTIMATE LIVE CONCERTIndie folk-rock band Pelico are regularly found playing venues and festivals across the UK, supporting the likes of Roddy Woomble (Idle Wild) and more recently John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and recently featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show as a highlighted band. They’ll be performing a stripped back concert in the intimate setting of the Tap & Barrel as a trio. Not to be missed brothers and sisters. TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Free event – reserve spaces here. MR DODO BONES & THE ONE EYED JACKS New album launch and live recording. One of the finest bands ever to grace the stage here at the Tap – they’re launching their new album entitled Takin’ Names here at their favourite venue and recording a live concert as well. Contact us if you’d like to be a part of this event. TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale. IAN CLAYTON’S BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME AN EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE NEW UPDATED EDITION OF IAN CLAYTON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MUSIC BOOK. Featuring a selection of readings from the book,an in depth interview with Ian conducted by Liz Wheeldon and a desert island disc selection of the music that soundtracks Ian’s life. ‘He has created one of the best books about popular music ever written.’ Record Collector. TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm. Tickets on sale. AN EVENING WITH GARY MIDDLETON The debut performance of new songs from his new forthcoming EP Something Stirring and original music from his acclaimed album Rolling On. Including an interview with Baz Bradley. SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here. IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.