The Coffee House Sessions: The Jar FamilyBy Sj.Cliff
Coffee House Sessions is a dynamic initiative that exposes the best in upcoming music talent to the student market via acoustic daytime performances in university coffee shops. Launched by Coalition Talent in 2013, this innovative platform injects life back into the live music scene across universities.
Next in the series they welcome Hartlepool collective The Jar Family, who are now firmly established as one of the biggest live acts in the North East.
Having played over 300 live shows across the country, culminating in a recent performance in front of a 80,000 strong crowd in Stockton-on-Tees, their relentless touring schedule has seen them earn support slots with the likes of Jake Bugg, The Charlatans, Alabama 3, Babyshambles and The Sunshine Underground.
Reminiscent of early Pogues and with their roots in the Hartlepool music scene, they have forged a distinctive style of North-East blues & roots, uniquely coined as ‘industrial folk’ and established a major fan base of fanatical supporters throughout the UK.
Following a string of gigs as part of Independent Venue Week, The Jar Family will bring their raucous and unmissable live show to university venues throughout the UK, and provide their ever growing army of admirers the first chance to hear new material off the upcoming album. Recorded at the legendary Monnow Valley Studios with award winning producer Rupert Christie (Coldplay, Kate Bush, Lou Reed, Echo & The Bunnymen), the new album is due for release in 2015 and follows first single In The Clouds out on the 15th March.
Check out Coffee House Sessions dates:
Wednesday 25th February 2015
University of Essex, SU Bar – 1pm
University of London, Student Central – 6pm
Thursday 26th February 2015
Loughborough University, SU Piazza – 12pm
De Montfort University, SU Bar – 1.30pm
University of Warwick, Curiositea – 5.00pm
Friday 27th February 2015
University of Bath, The Plug Bar – 1pm
Bath Spa University, SU Bar – 2.30pm
Monday 2nd March 2015
Keele University, Blend – 12pm
Manchester Metropolitan University, SU Bar – 2.30pm
University of Liverpool, Starbucks – 5pm
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Nottingham Trent University, The Lounge – 12pm
University of Derby, Academy Bar – 2.30pm
University of Sheffield, Raynor Lounge – 5.30pm
Wednesday 4th March 2015
University of Bradford, Student Central – 1pm
University of Leeds, Terrace Bar – 3.30pm
Thursday 5th March 2015
University of Teesside, The Terrace Bar – 1pm
University of Northumbria, Habita – 3pm
Friday 6th March 2015
University of Stirling, Underground – 12pm
University of Strathclyde, The Priory – 1.30pm
University of St. Andrews, Rector’s Café – 5.30pm