PROMOTERS of Mosborough Music Festival have lined up ska legends Bad Manners to headline their second annual gathering on July 14.
Buster Bloodvessell and chums will occupy the old Westfield School campus for a varied line-up from noon that includes touring covers acts Noasis and All Weller as well as local concerns Section 60, The Talks, Chatfield, Velcro Teddy Bears and Risky Heroes among others. More than 2,000 people made it to the first festival which this year raises cash for Reece Winterbottom. The seven-year-old lost his mum to cancer six months ago and he was then diagnosed with a brain tumour. He’s since under gone complex surgery and remains ill. The festival hopes to raise enough to send dad David, Reece and his two young brothers to Disneyland once Reece is well enough
Paul’s nifty at 50 gig
FORMER Housemartin and Beautiful South main man – and one-time Sheffield schoolboy – Paul Heaton, plays one of the few city venues he hasn’t visited on Tuesday when he marks his 50th birthday by taking his soul opera The 8th to the Lyceum.
Two different shows in one night, The 8th will be followed by a career-spanning set of greatest hits accompanied by a star of US hit series The Wire, Reg E Cathey, Ivor Novello-winner Cherry Ghost, ex-Beautiful South singer Jacqui Abbott, Los Campesinos vocalist Gareth Paisey, plus soul singer Wayne Gidden, Scottish songwriter Aaron Wright, The Earlies’ Christian Madden, Hull country & western singer Mike Greaves and the gospel tinged voices of Yvonne Shelton and Steve Menzies.
The 8th is a song in eight chapters looking at the seven deadly sins through a series of scenes based in a poverty-stricken neighbourhood. One of the hits of last year’s Manchester International Festival 11, it was given theatrical narrative by award-winning playwright Che Walker. An album of The 8th emerged this week on Proper Records.
No rest for River boys
YOU can’t move for someone swooning over the sonic exploits of Dry The River – and just-released new single No Rest raises the water levels further.
It’s another cut from their grower of a debut album Shallow Bed, produced by Peter Katis (whose CV includes The National and Interpol). Shortlisted in the BBC Sound Of 2012 poll, Dry The River include the The Leadmill in their autumn tour on October 27.