At aBravado show you will hear a large selection of classic material, taken largelyfrom the classic Terry Brown period, performed in a man-for-man, WYSIWYG kindof way, without the use of additional musicians or click-tracks and sequencer.
'Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally energetic stage presence of The Specials with the wonderful iconic tunes of the Madness ‘Nutty Boys’. Playing a set from each band and producing a show that will have the audience up and dancing from the off, Special Kinda Madness will have everyone hankering after that exciting era of 2-Tone and ska.
On 21st July 1979 at the Electric Ballroom in London, the Specials played a gig with Madness, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Selecter. That’s a gig that all 2-Tone rude boys and rude girls would die to see, and thought would never happen. The Specials and Madness on the same bill!
In truth, it will probably never happen now … but you can get the next best thing with Special Kinda Madness!
2 Bands … 2-Tone … 1 Fantastic Night!'
Tickets £16 adv / £20 door
Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.
They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.
The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band’s musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues.
It’s rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band’s sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!.
THE STYLE COUNCILLORS
"CAFÉ BLEU" TOUR 2020
The Style Councillors celebrate "Café Bleu", the seminal debut albumby The Style Council.
The Style Councillors are the world's one and only tribute to TheStyle Council.
Formed in 2013 by Darren Fletcher (Paul Weller) and SteveHayes (Mick Talbot), The Style Councillors have quickly built aloyal fanbase for the group which was Paul Weller's home for the majorityof the 1980's and where he wrote some of his finest songs. DaniClay (Dee C. Lee) and Craig Read (Steve White) are joinedby the Bad Manners Horn Section and a stellar line up ofmusicians hell-bent on recreating the sound of The Style Council.
After the dissolution of The Jam in 1982, Paul Weller joinedforces with Mick Talbot, formerly of The Merton Parkas,Dextys Midnight Runners and The Bureau, to form TheStyle Council. After a string of succesful singles released in 1983 suchas 'Speak Like a Child', 'Money-Go-Round' & 'Long Hot Summer', The StyleCouncil released their debut album 'Café Bleu' to universal acclaimin March 1984. 'Café Bleu' featured favourites such as 'My Ever ChangingMoods', 'You're The Best Thing', 'Headstart for Happiness' and more.
The Style Councillors will be reprising the album in full along with a setof other classics by The Style Council.
New York awardwinning singer Robert Habermann sings the unforgettable songs and tells the remarkable story of the oneof the most popular singers of the 20th Century - his 'rise and fall and rise' -From big band singer , 1940’s 'pop idol crooner, - his sudden fallfrom popularity in the late forties , and his hugely successful return,swinging his way through the 1950’s, - recording some of the greatest popularsongs and albums of the 20th Century, - then creating his own record label"Reprise" – establishing himself as a world icon, whilst leading ahugely colourful and publicised life.
Awardwinning singer Robert Habermann tells the 'whole'unexpurgated story, singing many of Sinatra’s wonderful songs including : Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, Witchcraft, YouMake Me Feel So Young, Strangers In The Night , My Way, New York New Yorkand many more.
Early evening performance
Doors 6.30pm / Starts 7pm
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredibleprops & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travelon an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions.Allons-y!
"Laughter so hard the seating shook" ***** One4Review
"A must see" ***** ScottishField
“The Doctor would approve” **** BroadwayBaby
“A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape” Recommendedby the British Comedy Guide
"A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show [...]I’ll go again!" Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)
The Wurzels – A BankHoliday return to to Gloucester Guildhall!
Support – Corky
The Wurzels are back in Gloucester for Bank Holiday Saturday 23thMay 2020
Every time they come back this just builds & builds to a SELLOUT! so please buy your tickets as soon as you can
The Wurzelshave paved the way for Scrumpy n’ Western – a genre packed full of doubleentendre, mainstream parody and a comical folk style. The perfect accompanimentto cider drinking
Signed tolabel heavyweights Columbia and EMI, The Wurzels continue to play 100`s ofsell-out shows and festivals every year and insist on returning to Gloucester!
Theirquintessentially West Country cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘Ruby’ has been a massiveshow favourite of late, as well as their hip hop version of the ubiquitous hit‘Combine Harvester’
West Country Icons travel to see these West Country heroes
This is aperfect part of your Bank Holiday!
After forty one years of touring on and off all around theglobe, Gloucester’s first sons of punk (a term or endearment) return to playthe Guildhall again, bringing with them their brand of Music of thestreets, with album number 4 in the process of being recorded and one other show at the Rebellion festival at theWinter Gardens in Blackpool, quite possibly the worlds largest punk festival with 300+ bands over 4 days.
Oas-is - The UK's BEST Oasis tribute band return to Gloucester, after 6 SOLD OUT shows in a row!
Celebrating 25 years of the legendary album '(What's the Story) Morning Glory' the Oas-is gents will honour this by playing the album in full + a greatest hits set!
Oas-is are five Oasis fanatics who live and breath Manchester's finest band and are now dedicated to giving you the best look and sound that you should expect from an Oasis tribute band.
Doors 7.30pm / 8pm Start
AGMP presents Doors 7pm
+ support: tbc
"Listening to Blancmange Obsessively. Probably the most under-ratedelectronic act of all time.” - Moby
"Blancmange have been a part of the soundtrack to my life ever since'Happy Families' was released.” - John Grant
British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early 80s withtheir mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in groundbreaking singles suchas 'Feel Me', 'Living On The Ceiling', 'Blind Vision' and 'Don't Tell Me'.The epic synthpop of 'Waves' and a cover of Abba's 'The Day Before YouCame' illustrated a band who were always willing to change and adapt new styleswithin their electronic framework.