Telephone Bill & the Smooth Operators, whose career began at the Portland in 1975, return to celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Pioneering’. That Nick Barraclough off the radio is in it. They do lots of songs which involve singing, and playing at the same time, on musical instruments. The music is sort of Americana, swingy, bluesy stuff with bags of harmony and whizzy playing. Then when the songs stop they talk about things in a really interesting and quite funny way, sometimes. Come and see them. If you do, you’ll be glad you did.