The Dutch four piece pride themselves on being able to put a smile on everybody’s face. With a range of influences stretching from the 1920’s to the present day, the Haarlem mosquitoes make a fantastic busking racket.
Mon 18 Jul, 7.30pm at The Lord Clifden, 34 Great Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6AA www.facebook.com/busquitos/
Sarah Lenka Band
The French chantress channels the voice of Bessie Smith with a cute and uniquely Gallic twang. If you enjoy it you can contribute funds to the release of her new album.
Tue 19 Jul, 6pm at Hotel du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham B3 2NR www.facebook.com/sarah.lenka/
New Orleans Jump Band
The Spanish Dixieland stompers bring their crowd pleasing, rousing and thigh slapping rhythms to Birmingham and hopefully some Spanish sunshine too.
Wed 20 Jul, 6pm at Hampton by Hilton, Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1SU www.jumpband.es/
The Quiet Men
Comprising three of the Midlands most in demand session musicians Colin Browne, Roy Adams and Don Machin. Performing with artists such as Ruby Turner, Kate Bush and Barclay James Harvest. The trio bring their technical mix of jazz and blues to the mac outdoor terrace.
Thu 21 Jul, 7.30pm at mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH macbirmingham.co.uk/
Pete Hyde & The Viellards –
The Birmingham based eclectic groovy boys produce music for ‘the terminally hip’ from a range of influences. Something for everyone live they have played venues as diverse as Glastonbury and Ronnie Scotts.
Fri 22 Jul 7pm, at The Blue Piano Bar, 24-25 Harborne Road, Birmingham B15 3AA www.facebook.com/
The Schwings – (pictured)
Looking forward to seeing this three piece from Lithuania. A range of styles that tick all our boxes; jazz, balkan, gypsy, klezmer and swing. Expect to be removed from the premises if you are not dancing! If the sun doesn’t come out for this we will be having words with the weather Gods.
Sat 23 Jul, 2pm at Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2JF www.facebook.com
Charlie Wolfman brings his Broombusters to the festival playing reggae, ska and blues. 40 years in the business and one time member of 80s disco chart toppers the J.A.L.N Band, Kaufman’s boys know how to get a party started.
Sun 24 Jul, 2pm at Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2JF thebroombusters.com/
Published on: Wed 20 Jul 2016