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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:

CHASTITY BROWN

Wednesday September 26th

CHASTITY BROWN - Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge

Back for her fourth visit to the Vic, Chastity is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Minneapolis, Minnesota but with roots in the Deep South who has the ability to distill Southern blues and plaintive North Country prairie influences into expansive, alluring folk songs with critics dubbing her "a banjo-playing soul-singer" and "a rocking, rolling encyclopedia of roots music"..

Chastity, whose mother grew up in a large Irish family in Boston and whose father was an African-American jazz/blues musician, was born in the north-easterly state of New Hampshire, and moved down to Union City in Tennessee when she was seven years old. Growing up near Memphis, she became transfixed by roots music from an early age. When she first began writing music, she struggled with this influence as she was not exposed to many soul musicians writing “folk” music.

Growing up in a Gospel church was where Chastity found her voice and passion, but after being kicked out of seminary college for having a same-sex relationship — she was studying to be a worship leader — she found her voice as a songwriter. That voice simultaneously warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. Throw all the genres you want to describe her together – gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country – they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity Brown channels songs that are borne deep in the American psyche, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times.

“I would have called Back Road Highways the finest debut album of recent times but it’s album number four! Her songs hang in your head long after they have finished. Chastity mixes Southern soul, Nashville roots and ‘crazy hair’ to exhilarating effect” - Sunday Times

“Raw gospel-bred folk blues from this excellent Minnesota songwriter” - Daily Mirror

"It’s no surprise that she’s gaining a passionate fan base, and the live experience is definitely where she’s at. Honest, raw and powerful – she’s a wonderful storyteller and beautiful human." - Thandie Newton

"I honestly think she is one of the best performers I have ever seen here at The Green Note (and within the top 5-10 of any performers I've seen anywhere!!!), and having music here pretty much 7 nights/week, I've seen a lot of performers... she was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! Amazing songs, musicianship, charisma, stage presence... I could go on and on” - Risa - The Green Note, London

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

www.chastitybrownmusic.com


THE VERA VAN HEERINGEN TRIO

Friday 19th October

STEPHEN FEARING - Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge

Stephen Fearing is one of Canada's most respected performers. A stunning guitar player with a smooth yet powerful voice, he’s penned some of the most literate, stirring and emotionally charged "folk" music you’re ever likely to hear. Born in Vancouver and raised in Dublin, Fearing has cultivated a national – and international – audience for his music, building it ‘old school’ through countless performances at intimate venues, concert halls, and festivals of all sizes, including major events like the Reading Festival, WOMAD and Shrewsbury Folk Festival. His music is a mesmerizing blend of folk, roots, and pop and he has released nine albums as a solo artist, with special guests including: Bruce Cockburn, Margo Timmons, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, and Rose Cousins. A beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist, Fearing is an alluring entertainer – heartbreaking, expansive, and full of mirth – with a clear, honourable voice that lifts you out into his wide world and “brings you back home to yourself.”

In 1996 he co-founded the Canadian super-group Blackie and The Rodeo Kings with Colin Linden and Tom Wilson. After 20 years together and nine albums to their credit, the band has become one of the most respected names in North American roots-rock-Americana music. While it’s hard to imagine he has much free time, Fearing also released two albums and toured as one half of the duo Fearing & White, with fellow Irish son Andy White.

Fearing’s abiding love for his craft and ability to delight audiences are reflected in multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music awards and an ever-expanding touring circuit throughout Canada, the UK, and Europe. Like the guests on his albums, the many awards and nominations that have come his way over the years speak to the respect he has earned among his peers, presenters, and critics. With a life of many relocations and years of touring and performing, Fearing is a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to captivate audiences of all sizes and attitudes. “Getting on stage is the fun part, especially when the adrenaline kicks in,” he says, with a broad smile. “People want to relax and be taken on a journey. I sketch out my shows so they deliver on that.”

"Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best songsmiths on the planet...quality albums...stunning shows" - Stephen Foster BBC

“A master of the finely-turned phrase and the perfectly-pitched line.” - Maverick magazine

“Fearing’s music crackles with ideas and collaborative energy…masterful guitar work from acoustic rock rhythm to elegant finger style.” - Acoustic Guitar magazine

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

www.sephenfearing.ca



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