A guide to live music and gigs in the North Staffs area.
Wes Finch is a midlands based singer, guitarist and songwriter with a passion for poetry and a good song.
Fronting roots ensemble 'The Dirty Band' for many years, Wes has also recorded various solo EPs and albums, most notably 2015's acclaimed 'Awena' album.
This year sees the formation of side project 'The Rude Mechanicals' whose first album 'Exit, Pursued by Bear', released in April, takes words from Shakespeare and sets them to new folk and classical inspired tunes.
Supporting Wes and the boys at Tittensor will be Sophia Marshall
Sophia, who is from Leicestershire, is formerly one half of the acclaimed Alt-country/Americana duo 'The HaveNots'.
She has played hundreds of gigs across three continents, from the tiniest dives to the grandest theatres. Sophia has delighted audiences with her spellbinding voice and songs - often likened to singers such as Hope Sandoval, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch.
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