Southern Tenant Folk Union at the Trades

Monday, 13 April 2009

Southern Tenant Folk UnionRadio Two favourites Southern Tenant Folk Union bring their infectious blend of folk and Bluegrass to the Trades on Saturday.

Southern Tenant Folk Union feature former Arlenes and Coal Porters stalwart Pat McGarvey as one of their six members and their second album ‘Revivals, Rituals & Union Songs’ was voted one of the top albums of 2008 by the Morning Star.

In two short years their all-acoustic sound of banjo, fiddle and the distinctive voice of lead singer Oliver Takles has seen them develop a word of mouth reputation as a not to be missed live act.

As well as recognition from Britain’s last Socialist morning paper the have picked up airplay on Radio Two from Mark Lamarr and Steve Lamacq as well as plays on Radio Six from Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe.

The weekend kicks off with old favourites the Hub DJS celebrating their third birthday on Friday with a special set packed with chunky beats from Weird Science aka Ben Edwards and Charlie Short. Support for Weird Science comes from Nathan Gardner and Scott.

“The Hub DJs have always delivered the goods for us packing the room month after month so we’re looking forward to a big night as the Weird Science DJs help them celebrate their third birthday,” says Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke.

“Southern Tenant Folk Union are flying high at the moment thanks to all the national airplay they are getting but at heart they are a live band so we think they are quite capable of producing one of the gigs of the year.”

Tickets for Hub (£6) and Southern Tenant Folk Union (£9) available from the Trades Club at on 01422845265 or

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