Have a very merry musical Christmas at festive city shows

The Thyme Machine
The Thyme Machine

Christmas musical shenanigins kick off this weekend with Lancaster’s indiepop four piece The Thyme Machine.

The band, who sing about stuffed birds, stationery, and Hayley and Roy from Coronation Street will be hosting their annual Christmas party on Saturday December 13 at The Yorkshire House in Parliament Street.

They will be sharing the festive occasion with their friends Two For Joy, Stephen Hudson and the Fiat Pandas, and The Swapsies.

As part of the night they will be performing their new Christmas song Driving Home For Christmas (Presents) which has just been released as part of the 10th annual Cherryade Records Christmas compilation and has already gained radio play on BBC Radio Lancashire.

The band’s leopard suited frontman Kriss Foster said: “I’m really excited about this night, it’s going to be really fun and it’s going to be great to see all our favourite local acts in one night. Santa will definitely be making an appearance and apparently it’s forecast to snow in The Yorkshire House so fingers crossed we’ll get a white Christmas this year!”

Entry is £5, with cheaper advanced tickets available through wegottickets.com. Doors open at 7.30pm and the first band will be on stage at 8pm.

Tomorrow night, Friday, Lancaster duo Greenheart play the Morecambe Carnival Christmas Party at The Trimpell Club in Morecambe.

The Feud play two “christmas shows” this year, one at the Bootleggers in Kendal on December 18, and one at The Greyound in Halton on December 19 (with support from Bears Hiding in Wallpaper).

The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Trucking Co are joined by Joe McCorriston and The Blockbuster Blues at The Bobbin on December 19, and Hows My Pop! return to Lancaster for a reunion show at The Yorkshire House on December 22, with Carpe playing the same venue the night after on December 23.

Plenty to get your earlobes around this Christmas!