Join us for some live music in the Café/Bar, to celebrate the release of Wild Rose - the heartfelt new drama about a Glaswegian single mum who dreams of escaping to Nashville. We'll be welcoming the sounds of local band Ponchartrain and their hillbilly-rockin'-cajun-twangfest slice of Americana and country.
Ponchartrain (headed by ace vocalist Sinead McCabe) will play straight two sets after the 19:50 screening of Wild Rose on Wed 17 April. The band will play from 21:45 to 22:30 and from 22:45 to 23:30 so come and join us for a Wednesday evening of female-led country music.
This is a free event and ticket holders to any of the Wed 17 April screenings of Wild Rose will receive priority entry.
More info about Ponchartrain:
Formed over 10 years ago, Ponchartrain's music is described as ‘vintage Americana’ – "It's a honky-tonk, rockabilly, Cajun, bluesy kind of thing. The vibe is very 40s and 50s, I love stuff by amazing writers like Little Jimmy Dickens, Leadbelly, Wiley Barkdull and Bessie Smith, so we draw on some great songs, but play them with our own spirit and sound. There is a big resurgence of interest in this music at the moment, which is great to see!” Frontman Paul Godden's musical career started back in the 1970’s, playing and singing around the folk and blues clubs of Bristol and London.
From roots blues, to R&B, country, bluegrass and rockabilly, he has been the mainstay of numerous bands since then. In addition to radio and TV work, he has backed and supported the likes of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Patsy Montana, Doctor Ross, Champion Jack Dupree, Jo-Anne Kelly, Flaco Jimminez and numerous 50s rockabilly legends as steel guitar player with Cardiff band The Rimshots. Paul has also toured and recorded with Van Morrison, and appears on two of Van’s albums ‘You Win Again’ and ‘Pay the Devil’.