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Flying Gramophone - Wet The Tea, Chris Tavener & More

Alexander's Live Chester
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Our local Folk & Acoustic showcase returns!

Wet The Tea consist of Andy Connally, Andy Saunders and Ciaran Burke. They are all musicians who have tradition Irish music roots that were formed in the Liverpool Irish Centre through Comhaltas. Andy Connally plays the flute, whistles, piano and guitar along with providing the vocals. Andy Saunders plays the banjo, bouzouki, mandolin and tenor guitar. Ciaran Burke plays the Bodhran and Cajon. Together, they blend tradition influences with a modern twist. Tune sets range from haunting slow airs through to blistering reels. Whilst the songs take a journey through traditional Irish, folk, country and more… Wet the Tea will take you through an interesting musical journey.

Vocals, Flute, Whistles, Piano, Guitar - Andy Connally. Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar - Andy Saunders. Bodhran, Cajon - Ciaran Burke.

Chris Tavener is the witty, satirical songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says. Rock ‘n’ roll infused with comedy. Folk dipped in satire.

Chris has been known to play as many as 350 gigs a year, making him one of the most hard-working singer-songwriters in the UK. He’s had endorsements from Carl Barat of The Libertines, Will Ferrell’s ‘Funny Or Die’, Paddy McGuinness, Jamie Lawson and Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music. Steve has played Chris’ tracks four times on national radio.

Originally from Northwich in Cheshire, Chris began writing and producing demo albums annually from age 17. He writes storytelling songs about the ironic comedy in everything from drunken romance, celebrity worship, football hooligans and small town problems.In the past year, Chris has performed at Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape, Latitude Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe to name but a few.

In 2017, he recorded his first live album in two back-to-back, sold out shows at Manchester’s Three Minute Theatre. He followed that up with a national tour, which included dates supporting the likes of Peep Show’s Super Hans at Manchester Academy. His new album and DVD are set for release in early 2018.