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Beer of the Week (w/e 15th July 2018) with Wittenden on the Pub Forum

Lloyd Degler, Dave Mckinley & John Boxall At Al's Dime Bar, Bradford Central, Al's Dime Bar

Al's Dime Bar
10 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3HT

7pm on Thu 21st December

Christmas has come early...

Come join Al for pre Christmas drinks and merriment on the 21st Dec, we've got a 'cracking' lineup for you!

Astraluna -

Astraluna is the stage name of Jennifer Birch. Prior to undertaking solo work as Astraluna, Jennifer had extensive experience of performance, recording and touring as part of Corinne Bailey Rae’s tour band. Having been close friends with Corinne since age 10, the two of them founded an Indie band (Helen) in the 1990s- which became well known on the Leeds circuit. Subsequently Jennifer toured with Corinne worldwide from 2009-2011 for the album The Sea (on rhythm guitar, keyboard and backing vocals) and has, in that context, performed on Glastonbury main stage, and at various stadia in Europe, the Far East, and the Americas, as well as a writing credit on that album for Diving for Hearts. She always harboured a desire to create her own music, and this is what has led to Astraluna and The Pass of Storms. To say that Astraluna’s music is ukulele-based is to give the wrong immediate impression. Her songs range from epic, ethereal soundscapes to stripped down emotions. Haunting and pure vocals compliment her warm ukulele sound, which is at times delicately harp-like and, at others, a heavy backing for multi-layered vocals, bass and percussion.

Dave McKinley

Dave McKinley is one of the finest all original, lyrically exciting acoustic acts to hail from the foothills of the Pennines. Favourite on the live circuit in Bradford, his individual blend of genres and influences creates a special sound that’s not stuck in any groove! This melodious singer and thought provoking songwriter takes influence from the likes of The Beatles, Evan Dando, Radiohead and Deus. Dave’s blend of styles and musicianship translates beautifully through his emotive and unassuming live performances.

John Boxall

We first heard John play at a charity gig back in 2015 and were blown away by his sweet sweet vocals and emotive performance. John was brought up listening to Simon & Garfunkel but soon found his own musical influences including Tool, Twilight Sad, Father John Misty, Bright Eyes and Radiohead. John tells me that he quite often gets mocked by all parties as he's happy listening to Taylor Swift as he would be the Wu Tang Clan or Metallica! He's also one of the most humble and nicest guys you will ever meet!

So come join the festive shenanigans on the 21st Dec, Santa hats and Christmas jumpers encouraged!

Peace x