ADAM PETER SMITH. Photo Credit: Unknown

If ya like getting all cosy (and sweaty) in intimate venues w/ your fav (or new fav) Notts artists, this week is a dream for ya reader…


Some humans just radiate warmth and soul, and ADAM PETER SMITH is one of those humans. You’ve probs heard him serenading your eardrums on the posh street up from Maccy’s (ya know, the one with Jack Wills and that), and now you have an excuse to get all cosy and intimate w/ that soulful serenading. He has a new EP – ‘Songs for Dreamers’, and to celebrate, he’s returning to his spiritual home of Jam Cafe, with his band, to share all those beaut new songs with ya.

Supporting we have the widely-travelled DAN CHAPMAN. Who mixes ambient guitars w/ his distictive vocal to make sounds that Borat would describe as ‘very nice’. Serious though – he’s one of those artists that’ll kinda just leave you staring in awe, as you wish you never put down the guitar aged 15.

Felix M-B from Derby will also be supporting.

Jam Cafe
Monday 12th March
Doors: 8pm
Price: £4


JOSEPH KNIGHT is also bringing the intimate vibes, taking over Fox Talbots – yeah, the cute indie coffee shop on Mansfield Road, just down from the best Kebab place in town. Victoria Kebabs. Fight me.

And there’s a stunning support lin-eup too. ROIAEL will be bringing his beautiful, stripped back sounds to the stage (well… floor). And then MATT HUMPHRIES will continue the stunning vibes, maybeeee w/ his loop pedal magic? You’ll just have to wait and see.

And then there’s Joe. Having just put out monster new single ‘White Wine’, it’s gonna be beaut to see it all stripped back and bare in this minimal setup. From the heart-wrenching love songs through to the damn catchy bridges he’s got a knack for, it’s bound to be summat special. And it’s an excuse to drink latte’s in the evening. BOOYAH.

Laurie Illingworth from Belper will also be performing.

Fox Talbots
Friday 16th March
Doors: 7:30pm
Price: £6


DO NOTHING. Aka the new FIELD STUDIES. Aka – a band that you HAVE TO SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES AND EARS… are playing Rough Trade this Friday to celebrate the launch of their debut single ‘Waitress’. They describe their sound as ‘art-rock’ and I’m glad they did that, cos I have NO idea how to describe them. They’re big in sound. Epic. Crashing guitars. Vocals all over the place (in the best way). And they normally go mental w/ a bit of a headbang too. They always put on a good show – and in that RT space, we’re sure it’s gonna be mega vibey.

Supporting we have CAIUS BURNS, the solo project of Cai from KAGOULE. Stripped-back Folk-y vibes, all w/ that very distinctive vocal. Well worth showing up a bit earlier for.

Superego from Leicester are also supporting.

Rough Trade
Friday 16th March
Doors: 8pm
Price: free

Yours in Love of New Music,
Sam Nahirny x