Time: February 10, 2023 19:00
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Sad Café



All tickets will be valid for the new date.

Sincere apologies from SAD CAFE and Solid Entertainments for the change but you can be assured of a fabulous evening to look forward to next year

Solid Entertainments Presents

Sad Café

+ special support Sunbirds

Friday 10th February 2023

Regarded by many as one of the best live bands of the 80s, Sad Café are back. Original members Ian Wilson and bassist Des Tong are joined by long time associate, singer/songwriter Sue Quin, the
exciting vocal talent of Barry James Thomas and lead guitarist Dave Day along with multi-instrumentalist Neil Shaw-Hulme, keyboard player Matt Steele and drummer Bryan Hargreaves to
once again perform their catalogue of great songs including the unforgettable Every Day Hurts, My Oh My, Strange Little Girl and many more.

+special support SUNBIRDS

“Cool To Be Kind is a must-have album which helps us forget the pandemic and lust after the days where this amazing new band can deliver their songs live” UK Music Reviews

“A highpoint of its rootier ilk” We Are Cult

“Appealingly understated song writing” Classic Pop Magazine

“An album with warmth to spare” MOJO Magazine

The man who once told us he loved us from the bottom of his pencil case, founder Beautiful South member Dave Hemingway returns with his new band SUNBIRDS.

Dave has been keeping busy together with erstwhile South colleague, guitarist/songwriter Phil Barton, new discovery singer/violinist Laura Wilcockson and drummer Marc Parnell. Their debut album ‘Cool To Be Kind’ was released in November 2020, on the independent label Nectar Records signalling the arrival of Sunbirds with new songs and a new sound.

Although born and bred in England, the band’s sound predominantly features the instrumentation of traditional American roots music combined with the occasional outburst of guitar heavy melody more associated with Seattle in the late 80’s/early 90’s. However, you can only sing about what you know:

“Although a lot of the songs have an Americana feel” says Dave “they’re still about life in England. You’re going to feel a bit daft singing about pick-up trucks and low down honky-tonks when you live in Yorkshire.”

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