The Rescue Rooms archives: 2012

Seven Little Sisters and Band From County Hell, Seven Little Sisters live at The Rescue Rooms Nottingham

  • Saturday 17th March 2012
  • Supported by: Greenman Rising; Quiet Loner



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Seven Little Sisters reformed and returned to the live circuit in February 2010 after 12 years apart. They quickly set about re-establishing themselves as a 'must see' live band with a rapidly growing following, attracting both original and new fans in equal number.

Seven Little Sisters music is a high energy, punchy amalgam of styles including Folk Punk, Bluegrass, Cajun, Alternative Country and Traditional Irish, giving them enormous scope and musical freedom to produce 'genre crossing' music.

Seven Little Sisters are based in Nottingham, England. The line up is as follows:

Jon Harris – Lead Vocal & Guitars

Nik Acons – Violin & Backing Vocals

John Leonard – Accordion, Banjos, Mandolin, Whistles & Backing Vocals

Peter Polatajko - Bass

Neil Fearenside - Percussion

Mike McDonnell-Brookes – Drums

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The Band From County Hell are a five-piece Celtic rock band and have been described as one of the most exciting and original Celtic bands on today's circuit.

The band was founded by front man Steven McLelland in 1995 who has played music all his life and originates from Glasgow. The present line up of the band includes three members of the McLelland family with Ben McLelland leading the melody on fiddle, whistle and accordion.

BFCH have performed in France, Germany and Ireland, they have appeared at art centres, music venues, festivals and theatres around the UK. They have licensed songs to film makers, celebrities and football teams and they have even had their own show at The London Palladium.

2010 has seen the band release their sixth, original album 'Shifts & Changes', it has recently received a four-star review from 'RocknReel' Magazine.


This Bedlam Born 8 piece band built around the power house of melodeon, bodhran & guitar supplemented by blazing fiddles, sax, clarinet, flute, bass & cello playing rousing songs and dance tunes.

Greenman Rising - the Heart of England's most Rock'n'Roll folk ensemble.

''Trad with balls and a pagan undertow, just what I like!''
Iain Hazlewood, Editor, Spiral Earth


Quiet Loner is the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill.

As Quiet Loner he sings songs about love, loss, infidelity, suicide, murder, capital punishment, the database state, terrorism, religion, war, fallen angels, the secret rulers of the world and the redemptive power of country music. Hill is an accomplished raconteur and powerful live performer delivering a show that is emotional, often funny, usually political, occasionally angry, sometimes satirical but nearly always gentle and human.

Inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music, Hill's songs also have a distinctly British lyrical bite. His recording and live work as Quiet Loner has won him many accolades, including an Americana UK Album of the Year 2004,  Americana-chart topping albums, 4-star reviews from the likes of Uncut and The Daily Mirror and radio play from BBC6 Music.  His live credentials include support slots for Lambchop, Joe Pernice, Neko Case and Chris Mills.