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May
6
Mon
CQAF-Tom Stade – ‘I Swear To…’
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Monday 6 May, 8.00PM

Tickets £14.00

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, join Tom as he attempts to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. Exactly when did he, and all his stuff become vintage – and why didn’t he see it coming?

Armed with his usual swagger and playful sense of mischief, join Tom as he explores these generational conundrums, and a whole lot more….

One of the most prolific and engaging stand-ups of our time. As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo (twice, bitches!)

‘Unmissable’ – EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

‘Sack loads of charm, poise and free-flowing spontaneity. Mischievous, high-spirited, no-nonsense stand-up from an expertly skilled Pro.’ – CHORTLE

‘Every inch the star. If comedy is the new Rock and Roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards! ‘– DAILY RECORD

‘So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny.’ – SCOTSMAN

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

May
8
Wed
CQAF-Nubya Garcia
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

In Association with Moving on Music

Wednesday 8 May, 8.00PM

Tickets £14.00/£10.00 (concession)

London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK.

Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary Jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of six-piece, Maisha, and the Nérija septet.

What makes her music so compelling is how she is able to weld together the various musical influences of her youth into a bright new sound. Whether it’s the gospel, soul and Latin that she grew up with at home, or the grime, garage and dub she used to dance to at London clubs; it’s all there.

Joined by a full band, this is already guaranteed to be a festival highlight.

Doors 7.30PM | Unreserved seating

May
12
Sun
CQAF- YOLA
May 12 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday 12 May, 2.00PM

Tickets £13.00

Yola Carter’s star is definitely on the ascendant after an amazing performance on Jools’ Annual Hootenanny on the BBC on New Year’s Eve rounding off a busy year which saw her record her long-awaited debut album Walk Through Fire.

Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Walk through Fire is out February 22, 2019 on Easy Eye Sound. Dan Auerbach said, “The moment I met Yola I was impressed. Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice…she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer.”

A song from the record, Ride Out In The Country, premiered on Rolling Stone earlier this month to positive reviews from Brooklyn Vegan and Refinery29, among others. Additional media acclaim includes coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Paste, Stereogum, and NPR, who have praised Yola’s powerhouse vocals and songwriting, comparing her to a diverse range of artists from the Staples Singers to Dolly Parton.

Yola said of Ride Out In The Country, “Lyrically the song is about escapism and the video adds an awesome twist. We wrote the song about getting away from an oppressive environment. I was in an abusive relationship a while back, so I drew on the feeling of relief and release that I had when I truly felt free.”

Certain to be one of the standout shows of this year’s festival.

Doors 1.30pm | Unreserved Seating

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