An inspiring day, in an inspiring venue, spending time with the most inspiring people. Gigs like this are precious.
(Ange Hardy, Fatea Female Vocalist of the Year, after her gig at the Tree House on 22 September 2014)
Apart from books, live music is the best thing we have to offer at the Tree House. We’ve had some brilliant gigs over the last 16 months, and we are planning lots more. We can only seat 30-40, so gigs are always intimate, with comfortable armchairs and sofas for those who arrive early and an ever-boiling tea urn. You are always welcome to bring a bottle of something stronger – we are not licensed, but it’s fine for people to bring their own alcohol – and we have wine glasses and corkscrews. We charge £1 for corkage (tea and coffee is also £1 a cup).
We have started regular open mic nights, which we call the Tree House Sessions; our first one was fantastic, and our second one this Saturday, 8 November, promises to be as good. Come along and listen – we charge £2 entry, but you get a £2 voucher to spend at the bookshop. Best value night out around! They will be slightly irregular up to Christmas, but from January we plan to make them fortnightly.
On 15 November, we have a cabaret evening courtesy of Unlock the Music, a charity in Coventry that supports new talent. Something different for us, and again promises to be wonderful – tickets are £8, with money raised going to the charity. You can buy tickets online or through the bookshop.
On 6 December, we have Sharpe & Guy and The Somerville Gentlemen coming to give us an evening of folk music, each act performing either side of an interval. Brilliant musicians all, another fantastic night of live music to look forward to! Tickets are £6, available through the bookshop.
Then on 20 December, we have the brilliant folk duo Haddo making a return appearance – they wowed us shortly after we opened, in August of last year, and this time are coming to play Christmas music – come prepared to sing a few carols as well as listen to some wonderful music. Will Pound is now an established figure on the folk scene and beyond, and Nicky Pound is a fabulous viola player and singer, and as a duo they are a force to be reckoned with. Festive treats will be available too. Tickets are £7, available through the bookshop.
We are planning more music for the new year – the focus will remain folky, in a broad sense, as this suits the venue well and suits the personal taste of those of us organising the events!
Here is a photo of Ange Hardy performing in September – a wonderful evening!
Hope to see you at something very soon – and do spread the word!