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Past Schtumm.... Acts from Across the World

Schtumm.... Presents: The Rail Abandon

Schtumm.... Presents: The Rail Abandon

Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon The Rail Abandon is the musical (dis)guise of Sonny Johns, Grammy, MOBO and Mercury nominated producer, engineer, musician. Grounded in the 1960s folk revival of John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention, The Rail Abandon’s “Afrolktronica” incorporates influences of electronic music as well as the sound of West Africa – inspired by the musicians Sonny has worked with, including Ali Farke Toure, Fatoumata Diawara, Orchestra Baobab and Tony Allen. In 2016 Sonny went to Ghana and met master xylophone player Isaac Birituro. After an instant music connection, they spent 3 days in a church making the basis of the album Kalba. Sonny then called upon musician friends, such as Polar Bear’s Seb Rochford, Leafcutter John and Mark Lockheart as well as Laura Jurd, Elliot Galvin and Samantha Whates, to produce “one of the most exciting things I've worked on in the 20 years of the label,” – Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45s. The album is a collaboration between Ghanaian and UK songwriters, recorded by 28 musicians from around the world, a mixture of traditional Ghanaian xylophone music, British folk, Afrobeat, Highlife, electronica and a whole load more. Incorporating new members, Trombonist Raph Clarkson ( horn arranger on the album, and drummer Yuval Wetzler (, vocalist Yolanda Eyama and master balaphone player Moussa Dembele, The Rail Abandon will be touring the music from Kalba as a five-piece (Vocals/Percussion, Xylophone, Guitar/Samplers, Trombone/Keys, Drums/Drum Machines) recreating the sound of 28 musicians through their technical and musical wizardry. October 2019
Schtumm....Presents Amadou Diagne & Suntu Suso

Schtumm....Presents Amadou Diagne & Suntu Suso

The legendary Senegalese musician Amadou Diagne takes to the Schtumm… stage for our Pre-WOMAD Festival Gig. He brings with him a wealth of talent and in true WOMAD tradition, will be mixing cultures and genres. He has prepared a lovely programme of music for you and it’s a perfect way to see in the summer holiday season. Come and enjoy the gardens and the performance pavillion at the Queens Head, have a glass of wine, a GnT or your favourite pint whilst watching a fabulous artist with a brilliant band. Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. Singer, songwriter, percussionist, Kora and guitar player, Amadou is a multi instrumentalist who comes from a long family line of traditional Griot Musicians and praise singers from the area around Dakar, Senegal. Amadou is a former member of L’Orchestra National du Senegal with whom he regularly performed as a percussionist in concert and on television for some of the top west African music stars. Since Moving to the UK Amadou has been writing and performing his own material developing a unique style that draws heavily on his West African heritage and skills as a percussionist whilst being inspired by his encounters with music and performers from a wide variety of backgrounds. African blues guitar, dynamic world class percussion, to gentle lilting Kora, Amadou makes music that takes you on an exciting journey from the UK across the sahara to Senegal, forging a growing reputation as an exciting live artist, both solo and with his band Group Yakar. “Honey-smoked vocals …Plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.” Jamie Renton, fROOTS Magazine
Schtumm.... Presents Azhaar Global Wave

Schtumm.... Presents Azhaar Global Wave

Schtumm.... Presents New Music Azhaar Saffar is an Iraqi Welsh violinist / singer-songwriter. She studied classical music at the prestigious R.N.C.M, but preferred listening to Miles and Stefan Grapelli. She made her reputation fronting internationally acclaimed Brazilian jazz group Sirius B who sold most of their albums in Japan! Her musical life has been varied and colourful. She has played for Egyptian princes and with Nicaraguan street bands. She has jammed with the minister for culture in Costa Rica, taught violin in remote fishing villages, and performed with the Bribri tribe! But she retains strong credentials with appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, London’s 606 club where she launched her previous album, regular appearances at Camden’s Jazz café and now Pizza Express Soho! She has worked with some great British Jazz musicians Jason Rebello, Iain Ballamy, flautist Gareth Lockrane, who guests on the new album and DJ/’congeiro’ Snowboy who produced the title track. The new album ‘Original Love’ is having a phenomenal reaction, and already receiving major radio play in the UK and worldwide! Azhaar’s compositions are very much inspired by her travels. Born in North Wales, she has lived in 4 different continents, and more recently emerged from the jungles and oceans of Latin America with the songs for her new album! Not surprisingly this nomadic, unorthodox, multi-faceted, artist has called her new project Global Wave. She is joined by a world class international line-up on this new journey Global Wave’s music re-maps the straight lines of our boundaries and perceptions in a vibrant, irreverent fusion of world rhythms, funk and jazz enhanced by Azhaar’s glorious jazz violin! We are taken on a musical voyage with lyrics, written on the ‘songlines’” Throw in some ‘pura vida’ and you have ‘Original Love’ (Album release date May 4th distributed by Soul street Records) Website: Twitter: @AzhaarSaffar Facebook: @Azhaar.Music/ Instagram:
Schtumm....Presents Gasoline & Matches

Schtumm....Presents Gasoline & Matches

Gasoline & Matches “Promising big things for 2018” – BBC Introducing “Sassy, funky, Little Big Town infused country right from the heartland of the UK” – Lyric Magazine Starting the year with their debut single ‘Fool’s Gold’ reaching Number 1 in UK ITunes Country Chart, a headlining performance at The Hard Rock Café London and a five date Californian tour in the bag, Gasoline & Matches are already proving why they’ve been named as Lyrics Magazine’s ‘Artists to Watch’ in 2018. With their impressive blend of Fleetwood Mac-esque harmonies, Brad Paisley-infused guitar solos and energetic live performances, they have received a nomination for Duo of the Year at the 2018 British CMA Awards alongside The Shires and Ward Thomas and were shortlisted for Best Country/Folk Act in Birmingham Music Awards 2018. The duo initially met back in 2011 when their paths crossed in a guitar shop in Birmingham. Shortly after meeting, Sally was due to move to America, so they decided to write, record and perform just a handful of shows together before she left. Upon Sally’s return, it was a matter of weeks before the duo reconnected and formed Gasoline & Matches. Enlisting the help of experienced producer Gavin Monaghan and the more recent addition of bass, keys, banjo and drums to their studio & live performances, it has allowed the duo’s sound to develop and bring the songs alive. They have already grabbed the attention of critically acclaimed Nashville song writing legend Phil Vassar, who invited the duo to share the stage with him on his April tour. They also performed on the mainstage ahead of The Vamps, Jessie J & Kaiser Chiefs at PetLife 2018. With their undeniable chemistry on stage and their single recently airing on BBC Radio, this explosive duo are setting UK Country alight!
Deni Bonet Schtumm Xtra May 2017
Arcadia Roots Schtumm March 2017

Schtumm.... Timeline


February: Skip Little Axe McDonald        Nicole Fermie

March: Avon Delta Blues Project

May: Low Flames     Katey Brookes

June: JuJu

July: Ali George   The Southpaw Quartet

August: Tina Houdini + Colleen Hixenbaugh

September: Asere

October: Jake Morely

November: Beth Porter & The Availables        Recode
December: The First Christmas Jamboree



January: Beth Porter & The Availables  

February: The People String Foundation     Port Erin

March: WhatFlag    Gareth Hale

April: The Flamenco Thief     Alice Offley

May:  Largo Embargo      Dr Elephonte

June:  Stevie Jo Dooley     Dexter Selboy

July: East Africa United (Ayub, Geoffry Oryema)

September:  Jennifer Crook Trio      Andrew Cresswell Davis Trio     Kindred

October: Reg Mueross    TJ Norton

November: Shelley Orphan   Adam Rose

December: The Second Christmas Jamboree



January: Tula Tula Piknik Orkestra

February: Peyote      UKO    (Russell Swallow)

March: Chris Pattermore      The Cadbury Sisters

April: Suzy Condrad   Hip Route

May:  State of Emergency + Katey Brooks

June: Dub Collosus  Suzy Condrad

July: Joseph Arthur   The Letters    Kyle   Waitress for the Bees

August: Steve Marshall    Molly Ross   TurnPike Glow

September: Jake Morely    Shelley Orphan

October: The Uke Junkies    DubSouls       SoHam

November:  Flamenco Thief     N’faly Kouyate     Absentees

December: The Third Christmas Jamboree

December Xtra: Kevin Brown Trio



January: The Layers     Carrianne Hayden

February: GoldRay    Joseph Chowles

March:  Secret from Richard     Phoenix Club

May: Swallow & The Wolf    Plain Portrait

June: Amadou Diagne Group Yakar    Loren Ray

July: Dub Collosus (Womad Warm Up)

August: Jama (Cuban Band) Marshall Patten Whitefield

September: Adam Masterson     Papam Faya (The PFP) (Geoffrey Oryema's Son)

October: Jennifer Crook  (Carnforth Station Night)

November: Nuala Honan    Soul Club Vienna

December: The Fourth Christmas Jamboree



January: The People String Foundation     Barney Morse Brown ( Duotone)

February: INU    Xogara

March: Boat to Row      Dexter Selboy and The Shonky Trio

April:  Amadou

May:  Beth Porter & The Availables    Carmina

June: Caravaggio    Francesco Piu    Xianne

June Xtra: Pippa Marland

July:  Skip Mcdonald  Charlie Williams

August:  Flowerpot    The Drystones

August Xtra: Geoffrey Oryema

September: Pete Williams Band (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)   Polar Front

October: Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers ( Fairport Convention) Rasha Nahas

November: PerKelt    The Little Unsaid     Brent Jones

November Xtra: David Celia    Marla

December: The Fifth Christmas Jamboree

December Xtra: Teresa Mascinia



January: Soberson   Amie K

March: Ali George  Ruby Brown     The Journey Man


Night 1: Avon Delta Blues Band   & Gareth Hale

Night 2: Avon Delta Blues Band   & Gold Ray

May:  Keegan Macinroe      Azhaar Saffar Global Wave

June: Walter Kellerman & Friends     Nkomba    Phil King

July:  After Aura     The Little Unsaid

August: Joni Fuller     Emily Maguire

September:  Captain of the Lost Waves     Russell Swallow

October: Jet Luckhurst     WhatFlag

December:  The Sixth Christmas Jamboree

December Xtra: Shack Dusters


January:   My Style     The Black Feathers

February:  The Epstein     Temple Cartel

March: Arcadia Roots    Saskia Maxwell

April: The LM Project     Littlemen

May:  Kat & Co    Duotone

May Xtra:    Denny Bonnet    Edward Rogers

June:  Nkomba   Rik Van Der Bosch

June Xtra:   Rasha Nahas   Glastonbury Warm Up

July: Thieves of Time     

August: Circe’s Diner    The Duckworths

August Xtra: N’faly Kouyate
September: DLM   Dilshad Khan

October: Jennifer Crook Trio   Tom Forbes

November Xtra: Michelle Lewis    Meghan Burt

November: Pete Williams Duo   Steve Degutis

December: The Seventh Christmas Jamboree



January: BlueDog    Will Lawton Duo

February: Pleasures of the Damned    Platform 1

March:  Dave Onions   Sinnober

April: An Evening with Nasha (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)    Gareth Hale

May: Gypsy fingers    The Blood Choir     After Aura

June Xtra: The LM Project    FORQ

June:  Summer Jamboree & Workshop

July: Haji Mike & The Highgate Rockers    Phil King

August: Ali George & Tom Allen    Adam Masterson

September: Scott Lavene    Jayson Norris

October: Pi Jacobs    Gasoline & Matches

November Xtra: Chartwell Dutiro  Mystic Mbira

November: The Bonfire Radicals    Floatstone

December: The Eight Schtumm Jamboree



January: Furlined   Circe’s Diner

February (March 1st) Bartoune   Zackie Chan

March Xtra: Shaun Martin Trio

March: Phil Cooper & The Slight Band     The Highpoints

April Xtra: Vinny Peculiar, Simon Love,  Rogers & Butler

April: Sannie Fox    Silas & Saski  (Ozric Tentacles)

May: Azhaar Global Wave    Marcus Corbett Nitin Gaikwad

SCHTUMM OPEN MIC 3rd SUNDAY OF THE MONTH from this point onwards!

June: Duotone     Julia Othmer

July: Womad Warm Up Secret Act

August Xtra: The People String Foundation

August Xtra: Amie K   &  Becky Lawrence

August: Matt Owens (Noah and the Whale) & Liam O Malonai (The Hothouse Flowers)

September: Emily Breeze & Hip Route

October: Charlie & Jake  + Isaac Birituro and The Rain Abandon

November Schtumm Xtra: Sarah McQuaid

November Schtumm Xtra: Lady Nade + Dexter Selboy and the Shonky Trio

November: Louisa Maria + Cut Throat Francis

December: The Schtumm…. Jamboree



January Schtumm Xtra: Will Lawton & The Alchemists

January: Hegemono + She Robot

February: Mesadorm + Jacob & Drinkwater

March Schtumm Xtra: Credo

March Schtumm Xtra: Radio Banska

Covid Schtumm.... Outdoor Gigs
August: Kevin Brown & The Shackdusters

August: The Lost Trades

September: Septabeat & Boundless Brothers

September: LightGarden

September: Lee Broderick & Bryony Siers

2021 Spring Summer Covid Sessions


Innes Sibun


Cindy Stratton
The Flamenco Thief

Matt Owens


The Bookshop Band and Red Carousel

Life in Mono + Mohammed Errebbaa


The Lost Trades and Lee Broderick

Kevin Brown and Bybrook


Will Lawton & The Alchemists + Chalguh Chenghi

Sarah Jane Morris

Al' O Kane and Jennifer Crook with Broken Road Band



Matt Owens and The Delusional Vanity Project & Talk in Code

Jane Allison & Billy in the Lowground


The Mighty Rooster & Dremora


Natalie Holmes & Sue Harding

Erotic Secrets of Pompeii & Splink


Kevin Brown's Shackdusters & 3 Bites of the Cherry

Rivers of England & Calum Ingram


Littlemen & Larkhall


Chai for All & Radio Banska


AQABA & The Band of Pilgrims


Katey Brooks



Sounds of Ursa & Paper Fishes


Radio Makers & Headnoise


Ivan Campo & Fly Yeti Fly


Catfish (Rescheduled to May 2024)


Raf and O


Scott Mickelson & David Celia with Zuffalo


Danielle Nichols & Cindy Stratton


Ma Polaine & Lorikeet


Tom Veck & The Real Cheesemakers (Music Comedy Night)


Sarah McQuaid


Jodie Austen

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