Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christmas Poster!

This is the latest design for our Christmas Party poster! Complete with sexy santa and holly. We liked the pin-up style of the last poster that much that we thought we'd use it again!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Thriller Night!

Instead of us going on about our Halloween event went we decided to get our good friend Rosie to share her thoughts in a review for the local newspaper ...

Having tasted success with their previous events, Through The Grapevine has established itself as a club night that is guaranteed to bring in the punters. To add to their already strong portfolio, TTGV now has Saturday night’s Halloween extravaganza with none other than Stoke-on-Trent’s Jim McShee and Congleton’s own cheeky chappies Sweet Winn Dixie.

McShee is known for his seamless fusion of traditional country and acoustic-folk. He gave a soulful performance with his combination of finger picking and unique voice to ease people gently into the night ahead.

Bringing us back up to speed, crowd pleasers Sweet Winn Dixie were next and proved to be the ultimate soundtrack to a night of mischief. The influences they draw from are wide and varied, from rap and reggae to funk and soul setting them aside from the average band. Not only do they swap between vocals, they also incorporate more unusual instruments like sax and ukulele. For three young guys, they play beyond their years, with sincere and thought provoking lyrics. However they maintain a balance between this and their onstage energy and boisterousness, reflected in an all-singing, all-dancing crowd. Their appropriately timed cover of The Specials’ ‘Ghost Town’ created the perfect atmosphere in a room home to blood-drenched ghouls and zombies.

Picking up the baton were TTGV dj’s, showcasing a mix of indie, soul, funk and modern hits until the early hours that kept the dance floor busy all night. 

TTGV dj’s would like to thank Jim McShee and Sweet Winn Dixie for their great performances, the devilishly handsome staff at Illicini’s (in every sense of the word) and a big thank you to EVERYONE that came down. An even bigger shout is due to those who dressed up and made for a very entertaining and authentic fright night.

By Rosie Pointon

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Sunday, 22 July 2012

We are back... Catch-up time! - Summer '12

It was a very busy summer here at TTGV!

So this is an attempt to fill you in with what we've been upto...

First of all we held our Summer TTGV party on Saturday 21st July at our regular venue of Illuccinis Cafe Bar, Congleton. At this gig we decided to kick things off with a live act (something we've been wanting to do since starting TTGV) as live music is a real passion of ours. Enter Luke Gray and Danny Wilde ( two local lads fusing witty lyrics alongside catchy acoustic rhythms.

3 days before the gig we took the lads to Macclesfeild's Silk FM to perform live on air and do a Music Vibe Silk Session on Dane Swindells radio show. See what happened for yourself:

The gig itself went down a right treat! Here's some photographic evidence from our Facebook Album

And here's the video!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Artist of the week 4.... BEACH HOUSE

We thought it would be apt to use this as artist of the week as their fourth album (Bloom) has been released just this week...

Beach House is Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand and Bloom is the band’s fourth full-length album. Like their previous releases (Beach House in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010), it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.

The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences during two years of tour. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words, and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, Maryland where the band lives and works.

Bloom was then recorded in late 2011 over a period of seven weeks at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed for another two at Electric Lady in NYC. The band co-produced the record with Chris Coady.

Bloom is for me a perfect summer album, the music is complex yet relaxing, with many sounds going on. I have been playing it on repeat this week and I hear something new everytime I listen to a song. I know I will be relaxing to this album alot over summer, (If we get one) in the garden with a few beers.. you should really need to listen to this band, I expect a bright future for these!


Friday, 27 April 2012

Artist of The Week 2 - Spector

This weeks artist of the week is Spector.

                      (We played Chevy Thunder the other week at TTGV which went down well.)

It was over 4 years ago that I stood in Manchester Club Academy watching the support act for the night Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man warm up for Lightspeed Champion.

This was my first encounter of Fred Macpherson.  Now fronting his third band in the form of Spector. Since last year the band has released three singles, all of which are well worth a listen!

What should you expect? Put simply synth based rock, think early The Killers with equally anthemic choruses yet with a darker edge. However this is no 80s re-run as can be heard in new single 'Celestine' (released 21st May).

So it would appear that this is third time band lucky for Macpherson with steady radio play and a highly anticipated album on the way later this year, there's defiantly no reason to be afraid for Spector's future.