Each week Nikki Rous takes us on a journey of musical discovery, showcasing the finest songwriting talents Shropshire has to offer. Wednesday night at Albert’s Shed has become an unmissable event, champion original live music in Shropshire because creativity should be rewarded. Want to perform? Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Superfly Idiot Guy
Super Fly Idiot Guy is the side project of Fight The Bear front man Jonny Keeley. The band, made up of four friends has spent most of its time touring in France and have only performed twice in UK twice. Last seen on stage at french festival ‘Ca Sonne A La Porte’ the band perform up-beat iterations of songs from Jonny’s debut solo album ‘Fallen Trees’.
The album was produced by Chris Fielding at Sky Hammer Studios who famously produced Fight The Bear’s two most recent albums. The band has been performing on and off for 5 years.
Abi Foster is a singer-songwriter and covers act who performs live across Cheshire, Shropshire, Wales and the Midlands on a regular basis. drawing inspiration from a variety of artists including Lorde, Damien Rice and Orla Gartland, Abi is constantly working on new material and experimenting with ideas. 2017 has seen Abi perform at Shrewsbury folk festival, Filey Return of the Dragon, BBC Radio Shropshire and Under the Bridge London promoting her album “Everything Ends.”
“A real mixed bag of musical gems from atmospheric ballads ….to Latin-like ‘Fiction’. The antithesis of styles makes for an anything but boring listen” – Independent Music UK
“It opens with ‘That Could Never Be’, the most complex song of the six, showing her increasing maturity as it moves from vocal and emotional highs and lows with wonderful orchestration” – County Times
Played on 6music and described by ex-editor of NME, Q, Mojo and Word Paul Du Noyer as “cheering and addictive”, Thom Morecroft is a scruffy cherub of a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury, precariously hidden away somewhere along Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.
Having just successfully crowd-funded the release of an EP in January, and then put together another for late April, Thom has just finished his first UK tour and is currently recording new material.
He is the regular MC and open mic host at The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool.