Ethan Ash

Saturday 16th November
Food Served from 7:30pm Music starts 8:30pm
Tickets £6 in advance



Singer songwriter Ethan Ash began studying music and playing guitar at age six years and has been passionate about music ever since. He played his first solo gig age 12 and went on to perform solo and front a teenage band which played all over the UK before he eventually decided to pursue a solo career.

Soon after Ethan released his debut solo EP he supported Seth Lakeman and Nick Harper, and toured extensively. The debut single from a second EP, ‘No Early Nights’, was chosen as an iTunes Single of the Week.

Ethan supported Ed Sheeran on part of his 2011/2012 sell-out UK tour.


Liteside Jazz

Friday 4th October
Food served from 7:30pm
Music starts at 8:30pm
£6 Available at the Cafe

Liteside are a six-piece swing, Latin and party band. “We call our music Latin jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz. It’s jazz-based but on the lighter side. We play sweet, foot-tapping tunes and smooth ballads for you to dance and bop around to. From swing to boogie-woogie, rock & roll, classic pop such as the Beatles, Latin and jazz rock.”



The Hot Tomarles

Saturday 28th September 2013
Food served from  7:30pm  Music starts at 8:30pm
Tickets: £6 in advance

We welcome back this unique duo who have stretched the boundaries of what can be done in the acoustic blues genre, by creating the sound of a five piece band played by only two members. Using live looped bass lines they combine harps, guitar, vocals and floor stomp box to give a full band sound.

The Hot Tomarles music night at Cafe Portico


T E Morris

Friday 9th November 2012
Food served from 7:30pmm Music starts at 8:30pm. Tickets:

Tom Morris is an ambitious performer. Within his band, Her Name is Calla; he leads through wild dynamics and near-claustrophobic intensity.

Relatively new to releasing solo material outside of HNIC, he’s already amassed a healthy back catalogue of five EPs and one full length over the course of 18 months. His second album, ‘And You Were The Hunter’ however, sees Morris take stock and explore a bigger sonic palette – sparse and fragile acoustic ballads now blend with full band performances, giving his immaculate songwriting an extra dimension by wrapping it around new ideas and new sounds.

Released on Morris’ own Olynka Records, the album is as personal a document as you’re likely to find in amongst the current crop of singer/ songwriters. Recalling the brutal honesty of Elliott Smith, and the diverse and prolific output of Ryan Adams, the album tells a story of its own, from desolation to euphoria, from an emptiness to the ecstatic.

“ ‘And You Were The Hunter’ is a breathtakingly beautiful set of songs from an artist who is rapidly maturing into something special”
Echoes and Dust