We’re into the final days of summer, and to be honest, you could have been forgiven that winter had come early, dark clouds on the horizon and all. Fear not, good folk of Coventry; Taylor John’s House and its associated venues have a Autumn programme that is guaranteed to bring some inner warmth to you as the temperature drops and the days get shorter.


This Thursday (19th) sees one of our favourite local acts Boat To Row bring their gorgeous alt-folk to The Tin Angel, alongside singer-songwriters Tim Holehouse and Rhys Morris. Rolling back the years on Saturday 21st, Stiff Records icon Wreckless Eric teams up with American songstress Amy Rigby at Taylor John’s House to perform tracks from their album Two-Way Family Favourites; Cederick Confuegos – who, according to local legend, is the Edward Hyde to the Henry Jekyll that is DON’T MOVE! multi-instrumentalist Matthew Campbell – will offer more than able support. August’s run of gigs concludes with MV & EE, aka Matt Valentine and Erika Elder, bringing their more-freaked-out-than-most take on classic rock to TJH.


Coventry favourites Honeytrap launch their new album Petruschka at Taylor John’s on the 3rd day of a jam-packed month of live music. Newly signed to the Taylor John’s House-affliated Tin Angel Records, Charlie Parr comes across the pond known as the Atlantic ocean to sing his blues at the House of Taylor John on Tuesday 7th. Two days later sees local indie darlings Fix Monday play their final ever show at Taylor John’s (and any other venue, for that matter) on Thursday 9th; let’s hope that they can fix that Thursday too and go out with a bang. Monday 13th will see Danish undescribables – and close friends of Efterklang, who went down a storm at TJH a year ago – Slaraffenland squeeze into The Tin Angel in support of their marvellous new album We’re On Your Side. Anti-folk queen Diane Cluck rolls up into town on Thursday 16th, with drummer supreme Anders Griffen in tow.

The weekend starting on the 24th (Friday) is loaded with international talent, kicking off with hoedown specialists The Black Twigs at Taylor John’s House. Saturday 25th features a double-header; first up is Constellation Records artist Eric Chaneaux backed by the Dead Rat Orchestra at the Tin Angel with a 4pm start time, before two new Tin Angel Records signees take to the stage at St John the Baptist’s Church – Corinne West & Kelly Joe Phelps, individually capable of producing albums of musical wonder, combine their talents to stunning effect, live and on record. On Sunday 26th, Deer Tick bring their unhinged mix of Hank Williams, dustbowl blues, Nirvana and Tom Petty to Taylor John’s House. Support will be from fast-rising starlet Caitlin Rose, who has been getting rave reviews across the board for her debut album Own Side Now, which recently entered the UK indie charts at 9.


So far, there is only one gig in October that we can reveal to you, but don’t be thinking it’s a little fish in our fancy musical pond – far from it. Folk legend – and we don’t bandy that word around lightly – Beverley Martyn returns to the city of her birth to perform songs from her forthcoming album, include those written with the late Nick Drake, and the classic album Stormbringer that she recorded with late husband John. Write it down on your calendar (Monday 11th), write it on a Post-It note and staple it to the head of your nearest co-worker – just don’t miss this show! (To be honest, you should make a date for all of them; just be very careful with the aforementioned co-worker’s head!)