Usually known for their rousing performances of Pop Rock, Motown and Gospel classics from the 60’s through to the present day, The Choir Factor are turning their craft to hit songs from your favourite movies and musical singalongs!
Doors open at 7pm
Be prepared fora totally immersive experience when we take you back to the 1970s and celebrate the songs of the influential progressive rock band Genesis. The show accurately recreates the music and songs from 1970 – 1977 complete with period musical instruments,reproduction Gabriel masks and costumes, animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show.
An absolute must for lovers of early Genesis music!
Enjoy a brief sample of what you can expect from the show: https://youtu.be/p7BCBtqoyLA
The cast includes:
Nigel Betteridge (as Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins) has many years of experience singing the early Genesis songs. This coupled with the theatrical costumes and masks that Gabriel used (including “The Flower”, “Bat Wings”, “Magog”, “Crested Britannia” and more) makes for a truly dramatic performance;
Howard Boder (as Tony Banks) our classically trained keyboards maestro, has gone to a lot of trouble to re-create the early ‘Genesis/Banks’ keyboard sounds. Generous to a fault, Howard tells you how to get these vintage sounds on YouTube (now with over 99,000 hits);
Bob Arnold (as Steve Hackett) with his Les Paul Gold Top as his main instrument is a hard-coredevotee of Steve Hackett’s work (including both electric and acousticrepertoires) – marvelling at his jaw-dropping rendition of the Firth of Fifthsolo is one of many highlights!
Kirk Watson (asMike Rutherford) not only has a multi-instrumentalist role (‘Rickenbacker’double neck-bass/12-string, bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 string acousticguitar), but sings backing vocals too – his contribution is, quite simply,awesome!
Russ Wilson (asPhil Collins) is our phenomenal drummer. A professional drummer performing with(amongst others) the Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band, Curfew, and Fragile.He provides the band with a powerhouse of percussion!”
2022 sees Turin Brakes release their ninth studio album - Wide-Eyed Nowhere. The band will play a handful of festivals over the summer, followed by an extensive UK concert tour starting in September; 'There's always something magical between band and audience at our live shows and we can't wait to get out and see everyone again... we've really missed it!'
Of Wide-Eyed Nowhere the band say 'We surprised ourselves with what came out; a sweeter, groovier set of songs in no hurry to be anything but themselves.' The South London 4-Piece comprising Olly Knights, Gale , Rob Allum and Eddie Myer recorded this new set of songs at Twin Palms - Olly's garden studio - over the summer of 2021, choosing to let time infuse into the music and mature in a way it couldn’t in a pressurised commercial studio setting.
'Friends would visit, kids would add a voice or two, bees would buzz and we’d get to sit in the South London sun while the music poured out of the speakers and floated across the lawn. Sometimes we decided it’s okay to just let it happen naturally, not to try too hard - just get out of the way let the songs take shape, and that maybe you don’t have to be in a bad place to make the deeper cuts.'
The album is set for release on the 16th September on CD & Coloured Vinyl.
Turin Brakes released Mercury Prize shortlisted the Optimist in March 2001 (achieving gold status in the UK), followed up by 2003’s Ether Song which featured the top 5 hit single Pain Killer (Summer Rain). The band has since moved on to rack up seven top 40 singles, seven top 40 albums and over a million record sales worldwide.
Wide-Eyed Nowhere - Vinyl & CD available to pre-order now https://turinbrakes.tmstor.es
The Smiths Ltd
The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths.
After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey, the band played their first gig to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the band now plays at venues and festivals all over the UK.
Highlights include playing in front of a 2500 capacity crowd at The Manchester Academy to over 4000 on the main stage at Bestival, Camp Bestival, Kendal Calling and 15000 at Spike Island The Resurrection.
If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again.
Committed to getting the same energy that Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce had onstage together, the band are also obsessed about getting that live sound just right.
With an authenticity and provenance that’s hard to beat The Smiths Ltd are the ultimate tribute.
The Smiths meant everything to a generation… To us they still do.
"Brilliant Smiths tribute band, they are amazing!" - Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets)
“The Smiths Ltd are a class act. They are indistinguishable from The Smiths.” - North West End
“The Smiths Ltd are probably the best tribute act going in the UK today.” - Quays News
“I may have missed The Smiths the first time around, but after last night’s show I felt that I was really there back in 1983!” - The Hype Media
Standing - Balcony seats available via See Tickets.
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.
So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties.
Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest Rock Band.
The 29th Annual
Gloucester Cajun & Zydeco Festival
Friday 27th - Sunday 29th January 2023
Europe’s longest running Cajun & Zydeco festival is back for its 29th year with a mixture of live music and dancing all day, the party atmosphere is contagious, bringing the spirit of Louisiana to Gloucester.
'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
Warm up those tonsils it's time for a spot of yodelling !
With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports.
Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums ‘Moving Waves’, ‘Focus 3’ and ‘Hamburger Concerto’, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!
After a comeback in the early 2000’s, which resulted in the well-received albums ‘Focus 8’ and ‘Focus 9’, the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album ‘Moving Waves’ in 1972.
Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, and acclaimed bass player Udo Pannekeet, complete the band’s current line-up.
Recently, Focus’s biggest hit “Hocus Pocus” was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.
A new Focus era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion amongst the band as it enters the studio to record Focus 11 and prepares to go out on the road again for a World Tour, in support of the new album, and as it builds up to its 50th Anniversary.
Thijs van Leer – Hammond-organ, flute and vocals
Pierre van der Linden – drums
Menno Gootjes – guitar
Udo Pannekeet – bass
Doors 7pm / Starts 7.30pm RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19, ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID
You’ve never seen me like this before. You’ve never been this close. I’m inviting you to spend an intimate evening with me – think of it as coming back to my place for a night of stories and songs. Pellow Talk is a chance to learn all about me, not just as a singer and songwriter with Wet Wet Wet, but as a boy and a man. It’s a chance to understand the DNA of the hits that we’ve listened to and loved over the years. The evening will be wrapped in music, from songs you know to ones you’ll get to know. There’ll be laughter as we travel from the banks of the River Clyde to the top of the charts, then onto Broadway and beyond. There’ll be no mask and no character. This is me, Marti, stepping out of the shadows, speaking directly to you. The invitation is there. I hope you come and spend some time with me. Enough living has been done for a life to unfold. Enough years have passed for a story to be told.
Standard - £30,
VIP - £45 includes best seats plus goody bags
Meet'N'Greet - Front rows, plus goody bags, meet'n'greet, with photo & autograph!