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The Chester Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), founded in 1884, is one of the premier non-professional orchestras in North West England. We strive to perform music from a wide repertoire which will appeal to playing members and audiences alike.
The Orchestra, which is a registered charity, is self-funding through member subscriptions, Box Office receipts from concerts and occasional fundraising activities. Sponsorship is also sought and we would be very pleased to hear from any organisations that wish to sponsor us.
We rehearse on Monday evenings (from 7.30pm) in All Saintsí Church Hall on Hoole Road, Chester CH2 3HZ. Good string players are always welcome and there are sometimes vacancies in other sections. The orchestra usually performs four or five concerts a year (including an annual carol concert), which take place in the magnificent setting of Chesterís ancient Cathedral.
Chemistry Lane are ambitious. It is fair to say that a band which cites David Byrne, George Orwell and Godspeed You! Black Emperor among their influences would be anything but.
The band, based in Chester but with a branch or two in North Wales, also define themselves as Post Cello Smack Rock. This is probably tongue in cheek. A good sign if they are not to collapse under the weight of their influence.
"November's Day Parade" kicks off in sprightly fashion. "Thunderpop" is all speed and immediacy. It burns brightly and, at under three minutes, is positively infantile compared to the rest of the EP.
There is an attitude present there that slowly dissolves as you move into the EP. You sink around slow burning, reverb drenched guitar. Music that is best left to its own devices rather than to be picked apart. Any attempt to sit and do this would be fruitless. An EP best enjoyed slowly and in this way, "Burning Building (A Time For Burning Mix)" is sublime.
An obvious high point is reached early on. The track "November's Day Parade" has a motorik drum beat following clipped and sampled spoken word which sits comfortably amid smooth vocals and ambience.
Throughout the sound is lush and deep and it accents Chemistry Lane's ambition. Beautiful production does well in ridding the album of a niggling sense of self importance - pushing it to the back of your mind.
It would be easy to get carried away with ideas as long and convoluted as these. Without sounding off the cuff the group manage to sound deliberate and with direction
Formed in 1975, The Houghton Weavers made their television debut in the BBC's talent show "We'll Call You". So successful were they that, within a couple of months they were given their own show "Sit Thi Deawn" which continued for six series over seven years and had the highest viewing figures for any regional T.V. programme.
As well as their own show the Weavers have appeared on many other national TV programmes for both BBC and ITV including "Jim'll Fix It", "This Is Your Life" and "The Video Entertainers".
Six series on Radio 2 led the Weavers to appear with such notable artistes as Cannon & Ball, Ken Dodd, Rick Wakeman, Mike Harding, Billy Connolly, Phil Cool, Jasper Carrott, Norman Wisdom, Mick Miller and Stan Boardman amongst many others.
They have starred in six pantomimes at top theatres in the North West, five of them as top of the bill.
An album deal with EMI found the Weavers recording at the famous Abbey Road Studios and now over 24 albums bear their name, many of which have been re-released and are still major sellers, Their perennial favourite "The Blackpool Belle" was a number 1 hit in Tasmania and a number 3 hit in New Zealand.
Their Fan Club consists of over 2,000 members ranging in age from three months to 100 years and stretches as far afield as the USA, Canada, Bahrain, Belgium, Australia and Germany.
The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of song and humour. Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they will always "KEEP FOLK SMILING"
Female acoustic duo, stripped back to two percussive guitars and two vocals. Keep it Raw.
All music owned, written and performed by Mercy Elise and Sarah Deboe.
Debut EP Available on iTunes & Amazon