Good Times: Singer-songwriter holds intimate gig

Roger Davies'PIC CREDIT: Steven Lord
Roger Davies'PIC CREDIT: Steven Lord

On Friday, January 22, Brighouse’s newest café bar, Big Shots Coffee Co, is set to host an intimate and exclusive gig with local singer-songwriter Roger Davies.

Roger’s gig marks the first live music event to be held at Big Shots café, which opened in August 2015.

Fans of the folk musician have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the evening event at eventbrite.com or directly from the café on Thornhill Beck Lane for £10 each.

Roger has built up a reputation for his quirky and entertaining tales of West Yorkshire towns and characters and has a loyal following throughout the UK, especially in his hometown of Brighouse.

Speaking about his upcoming performance Roger Davies said:“I always look forward to performing in my hometown and I’m pleased to have been invited to do so at Big Shots Cafe Bar.

“I’m about to start a 30 date UK tour with folk rock band Fairport Convention so it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate.”

Due to Big Shots’ versatile events space, the Roger Davies gig is set to be the tip of the iceberg for the café, which plans to hold regular events throughout 2016.

It has recently extended its opening hours to cater to growing customer demand and is now open from 8am to 5.30pm on Thursdays and Fridays, closing at 3.30pm Monday to Wednesday and Saturdays with Sunday openings in the pipeline.

On Saturdays the café will be welcoming customers as well as their canine companions as the first dog friendly café in Brighouse.

Stefanie Hopkins, co-founder of Big Shots, said: “We’re thrilled that our first live music event is going to be headlined by one of Yorkshire’s most engaging singer songwriters - Roger Davies - and are looking forward to hearing him perform some of his most popular songs about our hometown.

I’m sure the likes of ‘Brighouse on a Saturday Night’ and ‘Judy Woods’ will go down well with those attending.

Our unique venue is the perfect place for intimate, exclusive events and we’re very much looking forward to showcasing our offering throughout 2016.”

Phil Ward at the Junction in Rastrick should have the food up and running by the end of this month all being well.

Equipment is ordered and the chef is in place so watch this space.

For Burns Night on January 25 they will be holding a whisky, cheese and wine evening hosted by John from Czerwik’s in Brighouse.

The price of a ticket is £5 and will include the cheese and drinks on offer.

This Saturday evening acoustic duo Jax will be performing from 8.30pm. The duo have formed after jamming at the pubs now popular open mic night held on a Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.

One for your diary is February 20 when the pub will be holding a charity day to raise money for the victims of the flooding over Christmas.

The day will start at 1pm and will have an array of bands and solo artists. The entry price is £3 per ticket with all proceeds going to the charity fund.

Food will be available on the day as well as raffles and other ways to raise funds.

On the last Thursday of the month the pub will have its usual curry night.

The Holiday Inn Brighouse is kick starting a healthy new year with a two month free membership deal.

The hotel is also holding a Macmillan Charity Ball on February 27. It’s a three course meal with live music and a raffle.

Tickets are £30 each and you can contact the hotel for further details.

Tonight (Thursday) at the Barge they have The Boy of the Storm followed on Friday night by Head to Head. On Saturday, Break Out will be on stage and the Sunday evening live music comes from Memphis Pete

Tapas Tuesday is back at Jeremy’s. From noon to 8pm with two for one on tapas dishes or buy two tapas dishes and get the third one free (cheapest dish).

This Friday night they have the Leeds City Stompers followed on Saturday evening by Whispering Jim. Sunday afternoons acoustic performer is The Last Minute.