Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm - Friday, 24 Nov 2017 at 11:20pm



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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra
+ Two Birds One Stone
Friday 24th November

It gives us great pleasure to welcome "Newcastle's finest swing-honkytonk-rockabilly band", Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra to Yellow Arch for the Sheffield leg of their UK tour.

Support comes in the form of the Sheffield folk trio, Two Birds One Stone made up of singer, guitarist & all round babe, Rebecca Philip, sandwiched between Pete and James of Yellow Arch favourites, The Buffalo Skinners.


Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

The Tea Pad are five years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying folk and traditional music at Newcastle University and now sees them playing clubs and dancehalls and festivals the breadth of the British Isles and into mainland Europe (there was even a brief trip to India last year). Based on Tyneside but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences - from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Cab Calloway - yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.


Yellow Arch Studios , 30-36 Burton Road , Sheffield