FROME FESTIVAL 2014 AT THE GRIFFIN

PORT ERIN

Date & Time: Friday 04 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

A perfectly weighted three-piece dispensing precision rock full of space and dynamics with a pysch groove that’s undercut by sharp guitar, and vocal lines that never settle for an obvious pattern. Their songs progress as unpredictably as jazz, but with hints of melody that never quite get lost in the rubble of breakdown. Big on the festival circuit, these guys are not to be missed! Free entry

Event Code: 523
Price: FREE

DAN SOWERBY BAND

Date & Time: Saturday 05 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

Dan’s music is a wonderful blues ride from seriously upbeat, rocking and dancing blues to those real soulful ‘bring down the volume’ moments. Dan Sowerby performs a set of deep felt blues and his own original material, which draws on these vibes, melding them into a sound of his own. His slick slide guitar resonates that soulful blues sound; and intricately played folkier tunes, combine his influences, resulting in an intimate and exciting set of feeling songs which grip you with the passion he puts into his performance. Free entry

Event Code: 523
Price: FREE

SAUSAGE SUNDAY & MILK ST JAM SESSION

Date & Time: Sunday 06 Jul 12:00 – 21:00

All day fun in the sun at The Griffin with Sausage Sunday starting at 12pm. Mouth watering barbecued sausages and burgers, made with local produce from William & Sons Butchers. Delicious veggie option available with prices from only £2.50. Milk Street Jam Session, The Griffin\’s weekly live, acoustic jam session, starts from 4pm. Bring your instrument, join in or simply sit back and enjoy the music in the summer garden. All welcome and free drink for every player.

Event Code: 607
Price: FREE

PUB QUIZ

Date & Time: 07 Jul 20:30 – 22:00

Weekly pub quiz with prizes up for grabs. £1 entry with teams of up to 6. All welcome!

Event Code: 714
Price: FREE

 

THE SENILE DELINQUENTS

 Date & Time: 08 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

The Senile Delinquents, Somerset’s only Cowgirl Jazz outfit. Mikkalina Barry on banjo and vocals Kara J Richards on guitar and vocals Although very capable of holding an audience’s attention as a duo, they often get in a third player and are currently performing regularly with Boy Le Monti trumpet player Kent Sibley. The Senile Delinquents deliver a blend of bluegrass, country and folk, sweet haunting harmonies with an excellent repertoire of the more than slightly « wrong » love stories, new and old.

Event Code: 818
Price: FREE

 

THE GREAT GRIFFIN CHILLI-OFF

Date & Time: 09 Jul 18:30 – 21:00

Come and try the flavours of our locals’ own chillies, fill out the score cards and vote for the winning chilli. Rice, sides, salads and sauces all provided by The Griffin, then have a try of each of the available chillies and score on flavour, ingredients, colour, and most importantly, heat! Wash down your Mexican feast with a delicious range of real ales or get in the spirit and order yourself a zingy Margarita. Mocktails available for non-drinkers. Sombreros, ponchos and moustaches very much encouraged! Prizes for the winning chilli! Just £4.50 for rice, sides, sauces and samples of all the chillis

To take part in the competition, e-mail ellen@milkstreetbrewery.co.uk

Event Code: 909
Price: £4.50 for food

 

THE DEMONIACS

Date & Time: 10 Jul 21:00 – 23:00

Join us for a night of Rockabilly, body twisting Rock’n’Roll and soulful Rhythm & Blues saxophone with The Demoniacs. Music from 9pm and free entry

Event Code: 1021
Price: FREE

 

ELECTRO SWING NIGHT

Date & Time: 11 Jul 21:00 – 02:00

Dress to impress for a night of non-stop dancing to some soulful, swinging, electric tunes. Fusing jazz, swing and big band to steady house beats, these vintage sounds mixed with modern techniques mean all ages can take to the dance floor and get moving. So get those locks curled, the brogues buffed and the waistcoats ready for a night of high fashion, dapper dancing and sexy sounds. Music from 9pm – 2am with cocktails on promo. Free entry

Event Code: 1114
Price: FREE

 

THE BAD DETECTIVES

Date & Time: 12 Jul 21:00 – 02:00

They’re back and badder than ever. The Bad Detectives bring the Griffin roof down on Saturday 12th with their foot stomping rock’n’roll, energetic playing and wonderfully enrapturing stage presence. Influenced by sixties beat boom, pub rock and a lil’ bit a punk, the group play original material that never, ever disappoints! Then stick around for, what has now become, a bit of a legendary Bad Detectives after party, with the musical masterminds spinning anything and everything including Northern Soul, mod classics and 60s floor fillers ’till the early hours… Music from 9pm. Free entry

Event Code: 1228
Price: FREE

 

END OF THE FEST BARBECUE

 

Date & Time: 13 Jul 12:00 – 21:00

After a week of non-stop music, events and festivities, come and unwind at The Griffin’s Sunday afternoon barbecue and acoustic jam session. Delicious barbecued sausages and burgers from William & Sons Butchers to feed the whole family. Veggie option available, and prices from just £2.50. The Milk Street Jam Session will be starting at 4pm, out in The Griffin garden. Bring your instrument, join in or simply sit back and enjoy the music over a bite to eat and something to drink. Free entry

Event Code: 1308
Price: FREE

Assistant Bar Manager Position at The Griffin

Job: Assistant Bar Manager
Hours: Minimum 16 hours per week
Pay: Dependant on experience

Description:
An exciting opportunity has opened up at The Griffin in Frome for an Assistant Bar Manager. Reporting to the Bar Manager, you will be assisting in the general running of the pub, including stock monitoring, staff training and other administrational duties. Bar shift work will be required, including opening/closing of venue, customer service and cash handling.

Essential:
Experience in hospitality and/or customer service.
A friendly and welcoming personality.
Flexibility to work varied and occasional late shifts.
A pro-active approach to the industry and desire to learn.

Desirable:
Managerial experience.
A Personal License.
A full driving license

Excellent training and development opportunities available for the right candidate.

Please apply via post or e-mail with a CV and covering letter to ellen@milkstreetbrewery.co.uk, or The Griffin, 25 Milk Street, Frome, BA11 3DB

Closing date for applicants: 5pm on 5th June

TUESDAY 3RD JUNE // MONTHLY MUSIC QUIZ

Join your designated quizmeisters Paul Tozer and Andy Morten for the usual array of sounds, pictures and spoken word in an event fast becoming known among the cognoscenti as “the music quiz at The Griffin”.
There’ll be prizes that you can eat, drink, spend or reject!

The fun starts at 8:30 PM. Teams of up to six are allowed and it costs £1 a head to enter (half of which goes to charidee).

SATURDAY 7TH JUNE // AIR SICK ANDY AND THE CIDER SLIDERS

Pull on your dancing socks and head on down to the splendours of The Griffin on the 7th June, where you will find the Mighty Cider Sliders returned to home turf, and ready to put a wiggle in your stride with their home brewed mix of dance worthy tuneage.

Though this time lacking a few members, with the promise of mucho cider, the gang have persuaded some old friends, of stupendous musical talents, to join them on stage and fill the gaps. New tunes, old tunes, special guests and the usual suspects, what more could you possibly want on a saturday night?

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE // THE DELTICS

If you didn’t get a chance to see The Deltics at their last Griffin gig back in January, then now’s your chance!

These guys are sh*t hot (if you’ll pardon our French) and will leave you with no choice but to dance the night away as they wow you with their sixties grooves, northern soul and body twisting rock’n’roll.

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 21ST JUNE // BOG COTTAGE UNDERGROUND

Pretty big on the Celtic and folk scene, this is their debut performance at The Griffin and we couldn’t be more excited!

With our monthly Celtic nights gaining great popularity and folk hitting the music scene hard right now, The Bog Cottage Underground are here to warm us up for the Glastonbury week ahead.

Playing upbeat Irish folk with talent, energy and general merriment – these guys are the ones to watch this month.

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

TUESDAY 24TH JUNE // CELTIC NIGHT

Growing ever more popular, our regular Celtic night falls on the last Tuesday of each month.

All are welcome to come along, join in, sing, play, get up and dance or simply sit back and enjoy the vibes as the troupe play plenty of jigs, reels, polkas, songs with a whole lot of whooping!

Music from 8.30ish – FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 28TH JUNE // THE BLUE ROOM BABOONS

Forget Glastonbury – we’re having our own music fest at The Griffin with this exciting 6 piece Funk / Rock / Pop band.

Performing a combination of covers and original songs that will appeal to all those who like to get down with their bad selves, The Blue Room Baboons deftly mix Funk, Rock, Pop, Soul & Blues to produce a unique and captivating sound.

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

 

SUNDAY 1ST JUNE // 1ST OF NEW REGGAE SUNDAYS

NEW to The Griffin!

Every Sunday throughout the summer, join us for a relaxing afternoon of Roots, Reggae, Dub, & Ska along with a taste tantalising menu of Caribbean grub.

Creating the backdrop for some chilled summer Sundays with friends and family in The Griffin beer garden, there’ll be a mixture of live performances, jamming sessions and playlists throughout the months, helping you to wind down your weekends and enjoy the warm weather.

Yummy Caribbean grub will be sizzling away on the BBQ and cooking up in the kitchen.

Are we in a small town in the west country or on a tropical island?!? Well, we’re in a small town in the west country…but after a few hours at our Reggae Sundays, you could barely tell! (Honest…)

Free entry – open 12pm – 9pm
Food served to 7pm

SATURDAY 31ST MAY – HENRY & FORDY’S INDIE DISCO

Proper mayhem with everybody’s favourite disc spinners – Mark Henry Hutton and Michael Ford ‘Fordy’

Expect all the best indie hits from the 80s and 90s, getting The Griffin dance floor proper hot and sweaty as we dance the night right into morning.

We recommend a good few weeks of training for both 1) relentless dancing and 2) serious drinking

Your notice has been given. Come see what your bodies are made of on the 31st…

FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 24TH MAY – FOO FOO

With summer well and truly on its way, throw off those winter coats, pull your skin bearing glad-rags on and get dancing to the foot tapping tunes of Foo Foo.

Bringing their infectious grooves to The Griffin, the no-nonsense trio, comprised of Jan, Lisa and Lin, play a mix of roots, blues and original tunes to get you shaking the night away.

Music from 9pm

FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 17TH MAY – FUNKINSTEINS

If you’ve not yet danced to the kick ass sounds of this Bristol based band, it’s about time you did! Funkinsteins get everybody shaking with their amazing vocals, breathtaking guitar and phat slap bass.

Crafting a live tight party funk sound, the band are a legend on the circuit and have a enviable reputation as guaranteed crowd pleasers.

You really don’t want to miss this…

Music can b heard on www.funkinsteins.co.uk

9pm start

FREE ENTRY