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Functions

The Vic is one of the most popular venues in the area for all kinds of functions from christenings, anniversaries or birthday parties to live music gigs or performances of all kinds.

Our function rooms and bars can cater for all your needs be they
afternon tea for a small group or a 60's and 70's fancy dress disco.

From jazz to rock via folk music and even folk dancing the Vic is a regular venue for live events.

The traditional Boxing Night Bop at the Vic is a long standing event and is by now a much loved fixture in the calendar.

Details of some upcoming events in 2018 below:

GEOFF MULDAUR

Tuesday June 5th

GEOFF MULDAUR plus RAPHAEL CALLAGHAN - Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge

Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Woodstock, New York. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.).

He left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980's for a working sabbatical but continued, however, to hone his craft, albeit 'flying beneath radar'. He composed scores for film and television, garnering an Emmy in the process, and produced off-beat albums for the likes of Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns and the Richard Greene String Quartet. And his definitive recording of "Brazil" provided the seed for - and was featured in -Terry Gilliam's film of the same title.

With his magical voice and singular approach to American music intact, Geoff is once again touring the world. Recent performances have included The Lincoln Center in New York City, The Getty Art Center in Los Angeles, Royal Festival Hall in London, as well as folk and blues festivals in Newport Rhode Island, Edmonton Canada, Dublin Ireland, San Francisco CA, Bergen and Notodden Norway to name a few.

Geoff is supported by the Liverpudlian guitarist/singer Raphael Callaghan playing his own tasty take on acoustic Blues, Gospel and Roots.

"There are only three white Blues singers - Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them" - Richard Thompson

"Geoff has always been one of my favourite singers" - Bonnie Raitt

"Geoff Muldaur was and is one of my musical heroes" - Loudon Wainwright III

"The Lovin' Spoonful's favourite singer went and got better!" - John Sebastian

Doors 8pm. Tickets £12 available now from Palas Print Caernarfon and Mudshark Records Bangor.

www.geoffmuldaur.com


THE VERA VAN HEERINGEN TRIO

Wednesday July 1th

THE VERA VAN HEERINGEN TRIO - Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge

It's unusual to find someone who's as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist. Vera van Heeringen is that person. A consummate guitarist, highly acclaimed by her contemporaries, she brings the instrument to life in way that is entirely her own. Vera also writes tunes and songs which deliver straight to - and from - the heart. Firmly rooted in Transatlantic traditions, her original contemporary Americana showcases both these skills: firebrand instrumental virtuosity and poignant, emotionally astute songwriting.

An early starter, raised in the acoustic music scene in her native Holland, Vera has long been recognised for her elegant yet gutsy guitar style – a skill which transposes to pretty much anything with strings! A musician with integrity and style in equal measure. In 2015, Vera released her second album, Proper Brew, which features a roll call of top-drawer musicians who share her musical aesthetic, and hold her in high esteem – amongst them Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Gellert and Kris Drever. Vera's now working on her third album.

Her live performances are intimate, understated affairs, allowing the music to speak for itself. Stripped back, potent, and full of groove. Outstanding flatpicking, fulsome fiddle playing, heartbreaking lyrics, and assured natural vocal tone and driving tunes are all integral to the show. Currently Vera tours with a watertight acoustic trio featuring harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin, and double-bass stalwart Andy Seward. Dave has been the backbone of many hard-working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing venues like the Grand Ole Opry. Musician and record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward was part of Kate Rusby's band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson, Andy Cutting, Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.

"This lady oozes class..." - John Atkins, fRoots

"She can play the acoustic guitar better than most..." - Alan Harrison, NoDepression

"Everything about her is solid. Go see her play live..." - Tim O’Brien

Doors 8pm. Tickets £10 available from Palas Print Caernarfon and Mudshark Records Bangor.

www.veravanheeringen.com


JEFF LANG

Monday July 23rd

JEFF LANG

Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuostic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. Over the course of 16 studio albums, Jeff has blended rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality. Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

Never constrained by genre definitions, Jeff is not one to be easily pegged, though in a general sense it’s fair to say he largely trades in roots-oriented rock. He’s also a fluid collaborator as evidenced by his work with the likes of American blues-rocker Chris Whitley (RIP), Rajasthan’s desert-dwellers Maru Tarang and world music virtuoso Bobby Singh and Mali’s kora master Mamadou Diabate in the group Djan Djan. Jeff’s work with the latter won the 2010 ARIA (Australia’s Grammy) for Best World Music Album, while he and US guitar troubadour Bob Brozman took one home for Best Blues and Roots Music Album in 2002. Jeff received his third ARIA award for his album Carried In Mind in 2012.

Jeff has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Richard Thompson, Bonnie Raitt, Ani Di Franco, Chris Whitley, Debashish Bhattacharya, Loudon Wainwright III, Greg Brown, John Butler, AR Rahman and Harry Manx among many others.

"We're treated to moody atmospheric textures, ripping electric lap-steel riffs, delicate acoustic picking. trippy backwards leads, oddball percussion, throbbing tremolo and unconventional lyrics - all of which Lang blends like some crazed sonic alchemist" - Guitar Player magazine

Doors 8pm. Tickets £12 available from Palas Print Caernarfon and Mudshark Records Bangor.

www.jefflang.com.au



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