Reopened in late 2015 by pocket rocket team Arran and Willow Vidal-Hall, The Booth Hall on East Street has become the go-to place in Hereford revered for its friendly welcoming atmosphere, live music and alternative entertainment.
Over the last twelve months it has played host to punk-rock legends TV Smith, Subhumans and Steve Ignorant, supported up and coming artists of all genres from all over the world and has become the home for sell out charitable festivals and fundraisers.
Under A Banner, whose nucleus is the West Midlands, and whose CV includes supporting New Model Army, have released a new highly-listenable album titled ‘The Wild Places’. On the Under a Banner bill for 2017, is a tour supporting Headsticks. If you haven’t heard of them, you need to check them out.
Under a Banner have a following of almost 58,000 music lovin’ humans on Twitter! Wow! Their ebullient sounds are a fusion of alternative and folk, mixed in with Adam’s ‘Big’ vocals that feel like a wave gently rolling in from the sea that suddenly catches you by surprise and knocks you over. Don’t worry no need for a sale on crutches..it is only a figure of speech.
I decided to dig deep into the matter that makes up Adam Broadhurst’s mind and ride the Under a Banner wavelength.
Hereford Paralympian hero Sascha Kindred OBE was treated to a warm homecoming celebration along the picturesque River Wye which flows through the middle of the Hereford City Centre
I popped over to the Left Bank on Saturday (albeit a bit late) expecting the party to be over. The honour guard from Hereford Swimming Clubhad been and gone, the speeches had finished and all the carnival crafts from the Hereford River Carnivalorganisers had been crafted and put away. But what I found was a busy and vibrant courtyard outside De Koffie Pot with wonderful live music emanating from the Bandstand Stage courtesy of Sam Hufferand a plethora of happy children having a good jig thanks to the ever impressive organising efforts of John Steven Hales.
Wednesday 24th of August 2016 at De Koffie Pot, Hereford
I’m glad I managed to get out of the house to hear the three superb acts that kept us enthralled at De Koffie Pot Wednesday night. It was a mesmerising assortment of innovative acts who all expressed a unique slant on the folk genre. Alula Downplayed a pleasant and intriguing mix of traditional music and original songs. They began with some technical problems, the mic fading in and out, which was fortunately smoothed out to allow their particular brand of elegant folk music to impress itself upon the receptive ears of the audience. Continue reading “Some Good Folk @ De Koffie Pot”