Record Shop Events

 Rachael Dadd Live In-Store
Saturday 16th November, 5pm
Contemporary folk multi
instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is set to release her new album
Memphis Industries
on the 8th November 2019. Produced with
Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura
Marling), Flux
is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up
rooted; a protest against
the flow of recent political history and a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home.
Living half her time as a travelling musician in Japan, witnessing
how other people create things,
connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael’s innovative song
writing, which has seen her gain a reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist, unafraid to
push the boundaries of folk and pop
Collaborators on Flux include multi
Emma Gatrill (Willy Mason / Matthew and the
Atlas), drummer
Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes),
Jim Barr (Portishead)
and vocalists
Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit)

Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe Events

 Saturday Vinyl Session
Every Saturday 2-6pm 
Bring your own vinyl to play! If it's busy, two songs each. come and share!


Smugglers Session #25 Sam Ashton

Wednesday 13th November, 20:00 

Samuel Ashton’s unique voice blends soul, blues and country tones which add weight to his meaningful folky songwriting. Following the release of his Debut EP 'Spreading Light’ and boosted by Radio Support from Abbie McCarthy's BBC Introducing show Samuel has delivered numerous soulful performances across the country with recent headline shows in London and Brighton.


Green Diesel 

Saturday 16th November, 20:00
Hailing from Faversham in Kent, folk-­rock band Green Diesel first emerged in 2009 and take their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore and legend and the classic folk rock sound of their predecessors Fairport Convention and The Albion Band. Performing original compositions, steeped in folklore, alongside inventive reworkings of traditional songs and tunes the band have built up a reputation as a fearsome live act.

The band’s albums, 2012’s ‘Now Is The Time’ and 2014’s ‘Wayfarers All’ and 2017's 'The Hangman's Fee' have won praise from critics and fans alike for the quality of songwriting and musicianship while the band have appeared at the likes of Beverley Folk Festival, New forest Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and the Kelburn Garden Party. They have shared stages with the likes of Gilmore & Roberts, Spiers & Boden and Fotheringay.

The band are currently working on their fourth studio album due for release in 2020. Sinister spirits and bloodstained tales weave their way through the album backed by the signature Green Diesel sound. English folk, red in tooth and claw, performed by a band at the top of their game.

Reviews for The Hangman's Fee:

R2 - 4/5 Stars - ‘In The Hangman's Fee Green Diesel have delivered and old-school folk rock belter.’

fRoots – 'as if Mr Fox has met with Spriguns and No Right Turn in a prog-folk menage a trois...through a prism which reflects 2017 not 1977'

Shindig! - 'a band with roots deep in the native soil, playing their own electric interpretations of ancient English music and crafting originals that fit seamlessly alongside the traditional tracks'

FolkWords - 'an established band simply getting better'

Smugglers Bluegrass, Old Time & Folk Sesion

                                              Sunday 24th November 


Bring an instrument and share some tunes, or just absorb the wonderful music!

Hosted by The Ryegrass Union

Smugglers Session #26 Crybaby Special

Wednesday 27th November, 20:00


Gentlemen of Few

Saturday 6th December, 8pm

Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of Indie/folk and alternative rock with skilful vocal harmonies, experienced song production and powerful lyrics.

Smugglers Session #28 Tall Trees

Wednesday 11th December, 8pm 

Smugglers Session #29 Liotia

Wednessday 18th December, 8pm