The Kitchen Garden Café - Café Shop Deli Birmingham
The Kitchen Garden Café - Café Shop Deli Birmingham
The Kitchen Garden Café - Café Shop Deli Birmingham The Kitchen Garden Café - Café Shop Deli Birmingham
The Kitchen Garden Café - Café Shop Deli Birmingham
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Thursday - Saturday



Ana Silvera (12 Dec)

MY Comedy (13 Dec)

Cosmotheka & Merrymaker (14 Dec)

Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids (14 Dec)

Chris Cleverley & Kelly Oliver’s Christmas Concert (17 Dec)

James Yorkston (18 Dec)

Dirty Old Folkers Christmas Panto (19 Dec)

Storytelling Cafe (20 Dec)

Dirty Old Folkers Christmas Panto (21 Dec) SOLD OUT

Film Club: It's A Wonderful Life (22 Dec)

New Years Eve Party (31 Dec) SOLD OUT

Edwina Hayes (1st Jan)

Annie Duggan (7 Jan)

Archer & Tripp: Trance Send (9 Jan)

My Comedy (10 Jan)

Bennett Family Singers (12 Jan)

Dissident Prophet (14 Jan)

Jacob & Drinkwater (15 Jan

Storytelling Cafe (17 Jan)

Film Club: Wickerman (19 Jan)

Disc Selecta (21st Jan)

Poetry Bites (23 Jan)

Bev Bevan and Des Tong (Eight O’Clock Rock Chats) (24 Jan)

Daisy Chapman (31 Jan)

Police Dog Hogan (1 Feb)

Kaia Kater (5 Feb)

Red Tail Ring (6 Feb)

Mark Nevin (8 Feb)

Walk Of Fame (Beatles Fest 2018) 11 Feb

Bric-a-brac (11 Feb)

An Evening With Sam Baker (plus Mike Meadows) (12 Feb)

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys (13 Feb)

47SOUL (14 Feb)

My Comedy (14 Feb)

Hope in High Water (15 Feb)

Disc Selecta (18 Feb)

The Blackheart Orchestra (18 Feb)

Pete Atkin (Eight O'Clock Rock Chats) - (19 Feb)

Fara (20 Feb)

Storytelling Cafe (21 Feb)

Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton (22 Feb)

Film Club: The Warriors (23 Feb)

The Man Upstairs (24 Feb)

India Electric Company (25 Feb)

The LYNNeS (26 Feb)

North Sea Gas (27 Feb)

Roving Crows (28 Feb)

Amit Dattani (4 March)

Ewan McLennan (8 March)

Walk Of Fame (Get Stoned)

Bronwynne Brent (11 Mar)

Martin Carthy (12 Mar)

The Hut People (15 Mar)


Sat 24th Feb

The Man Upstairs

8pm (Doors 7.30)

The Man Upstairs return to The Kitchen Garden after their triumphant sold out show last May, which was the first time that they had played together in 31 years.

Lead singer Gerry Colvin (aka Nigel Sewell) and original manager Dave Travis scoured the world searching for the original band members and found most of them living in or around Birmingham, so it was relatively easy really. Carolyn Bennett flew in from USA but that was only One Facebook message, leaving plenty of time for lunchtime planning ‘meetings’ in their favourite pubs.

After intensive rehearsals, The Man Upstairs put together a stunning show of their classic fusion of jazz, indie pop, harmony vocals and poignant lyrics.

In the 1980s, The Man Upstairs were one of the hardest working bands around, touring the length and breadth of the country, preferring to tour the breadth, as it was narrower in those days, so much easier. The famously toured with The Smiths (Morrissey praising their debut EP on Radio 1’s Round Table).

The retrospective CD and Vinyl album, Home From The Picnic, released on Berlin based record label Fire Station has now almost sold out and just a handful of the last remaining copies will be available to buy at the gig.

The band, Gerry Colvin, Rupert Knowlden, Tim Simpson, Carolyn Bennett and Mick Vousden are back in rehearsals soon to make this a night to remember.

Tickets: £10 

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