Crewe and District Gig Guide

The definitive guide to live music and gigs in the Crewe area.

211 gigs
listed!

Today - Friday 26th Aug 2016

Blackwater Trading Co. @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Blackwater Trading Co.

CONTINUING THE SUMMER CHILL SESSIONS , SOME QUALITY RHYTHM AND BLUES WITH A TWIST!

The BWTC is a five piece band originating from Stoke-On-Trent.
Traversing various genres and sounds, they don't like to label ourselves under any particular one. Most of their current music centres around Blues/Rock but with varied influences throughout the band; the music currently being created is experimental/explorative if anything.

The band lineup is as follows:
Jack Carter - Bass (Daddy's favourite)
Ryan Ball - Percussion
Kris Gent - Lead Rhythm
Sam Morris - Lead Rhythm
Rich Brown - Lead Vocals

"2016 has already been a busy year for us with new bookings and opportunities popping up thick and fast. After an amazing debut performance in February at the Crescent Pub in Salford we have since played at the Exchange in Hanley, BBC Radio Stoke (Acoustic) and the Wilkes Head in Leek. Our most recent performance was a local one at the Ashwood, Longton which turned out to be a great night.
We are made up with all the positive feedback received from various people and are using it wisely whilst currently recording our first EPs at Cuba Neils Studio."


Support from Malpractice.

Tickets just £3.00 on the door.

Doors 8.30PM On Stage 9.30PM onwards Bar Closes Midnight

Entry 14+ if accompanied by an adult


SWaY @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

SWaY

THE RAVEN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Classic covers and big tunes from one of the area's premier party bands! SWaY are a four piece band and have been performing covers together since 1997.

SWaY have played prestigious venues all over the UK. Appealing to all age groups, SWaY always make it an event to remember! Expect well known songs covering the past four decades from The Beatles to Elvis, right up to Kaiser Chiefs and Snow Patrol.

This is a free gig. 9pm start.


Messenger @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link


Tina Turner tribute act @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

£8


The Vanz @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Vanz

Since forming in 2005, The Vanz have earned themselves a well deserved reputation as one of Staffordshire’s finest party bands, and a most outstanding covers band on the professional circuit today.

The Vanz perform in many music venues throughout the UK,including major holiday camp chains, hotels, festivals, RAF camps, rallies and casinos to name just a few.

Performing a wide variety of songs from the 50's to latest charts from artists such as The Doobie Brothers to Green Day, Andy Williams to Lady Gaga, ACDC to Killers, Hendrix to Rihanna and everything in between done in their own recognisable style.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Mutha Humbucker @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link


Brazen @ The Four Eagles , Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Brazen

If you enjoy songs by :- AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Golden Earing, Jethro Tull, Judas Priest, Led Zepplin, Nickelback, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Skin, System of a Down, The Cult, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen & Velvet Revolver then this is the place to be!!!


The Start @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

The Start

The Start!!

The Start band members - Graeme Malam (vocals / trumpet), Tony Tweats (bass guitar), Nathan Tweats (lead guitar), Adam Tweats (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Skellhorn (drums). Covering songs from The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, Clash, Kinks Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, plus many more.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent high energy mod/indie/punk band.


Sonic Tapestry @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


The Dans @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial Permanent link

The Dans

THE DANS are

Dan (vocals), Al (Bass), Nick (Guitar), Sam (Drums).

They play: Rock, Funk, Blues & Pop

They promise: A mix to entertain everybody!

This is a free gig. 9ish start.

Saturday 27th Aug 2016

Wow It's Kylie @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

Wow It's Kylie

A

fantastic

tribute

show

to

the

sensational


KYLIE

MINOGUE




9pm, free entry!


Audlem Beer Festival @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link

Audlem Beer Festival

13.30 OLI NG
Tipped to be 'the next in line to the Springsteen / Fallon monarchy', Oli Ng is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Crewe. At only 20 years old, he has already built himself a strong reputation in the music industry. As well as performing solo, Oli fronts his own band, 'The Vagabonds' and is guitarist for RnB pianist Tom Seals.

15.30 JACK MARSHALL
Jack Marshall is a performer and song writer from Audlem. His unique style of foot stomping beats and powerful and poignant melodies embodies influences from gypsy, blues, reggae, pop, traditional and contemporary folk. In 2011Jack graduated from the University of Salford with a degree and was awarded composition prize of the year. He now works around the country as a professional musician performing his own original work alongside a diverse selection of covers.

17.30 THE RAINBAND
The Rainband are no strangers to the music industry with high praise and plaudits from Paolo Nutini and both Liam and Noel Gallagher. In recent years the band have had critical and commercial success, with their tracks ‘Rise Again’ and ‘Sirens’ both achieving top 10 positions in the UK Indie singles chart. 2015 saw them taking to the main stage at the world famous Isle of Wight Festival in support of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, before touring Europe with Paolo Nutini. 2016 sees The Rainband touring their new album across the UK, headlining the Italian Moto GP, supporting the Kaiser Chiefs and returning to Glastonbury before playing alongside Paolo Nutini once again. A European tour will follow later in the year.
Now they are back in Audlem!

21.00 Act TBC


The 5th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Rory Gallagher Festival

The Fifth Annual Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival

The Annual Nantwich Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival is an annual celebration of live music with bands attending from all over the world, all brought together for this festival by their appreciation and love of Rory Gallagher’s music.

This year’s Festival will take place on August Bank Holiday Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th 2016 at the Railway Hotel, Nantwich.

Now in its 5th year the annual Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival has become firmly established as an eagerly anticipated event in the town’s musical calendar, attracting hundreds Rory Gallagher fans from all over the world.

Two stages, food available.


1.30 - 3.30 Tom Killner Band
4.00 - 6.00 Deuce (Ireland)
6.30 - 8.30 Gwyn Ashton
9.00 - 11.00 Jim Kirkpatrick


Tickets available from the venue.


The Raven August Bank Holiday Festival @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Tumblin' Dice

THE RAVEN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

3.30pm MOLLY'S CHAMBERS
Two extremely well travelled, experienced and talented musicians, Daniel Pye (Guitar Vocal) and Richard Sanderson (Violin). Molly's Chambers play a range of music from Irish Traditional to Folk, Rock and Pop. Performing music from the likes of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Kings of Leon to The Dubliners, Luke Kelly, The Frames and The Pouges to name a few.

6.00pm STATAZ QUO
Quo tribute from Leigh in Lancashire.

8.00pm tbc


9.30pm TUMBLIN' DICE (pictured)
One of the area's premier rock and roll covers bands. Expect Rolling Stones, and much more!


Mind Over Matter @ The Globe, Nantwich View map - The Globe Permanent link


Dun 'n' Dusted @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


The Sound Party @ The Express, Crewe View map - The Express Permanent link


Back To Back Duo @ Nantwich Road Social Club, Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club Permanent link

Members £free
Non-members £2.00


Slingshot @ The Narrowboat, Middlewich View map - The Narrowboat Permanent link


SOULvation @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Soulvation

SOULvation are a Soul, Motown and Disco function band based in Manchester, playing classic songs from the 60's through to now and guaranteed to have people singing, dancing and having a good time from the first song to the last.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


House Of Cain @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial Permanent link

House Of Cain

Classic rock from Cream, Led Zeppelin, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones, Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack, The Doors, The Steepwater Band, Marc Ford, Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, The Who, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and many more.


Rock Bottom UK @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Rock Bottom UK

The UK's premiere UFO / Michael Schenker Tribute Band - "Don't you think the band's real tight? - Wait til we start to move!"

ROCK BOTTOM (UK) was formed in 2012 by a group of experienced musicians united by a common love of classic UFO / Michael Schenker Group. Bringing together timeless hard rock anthems from the "Strangers In The Night" and "One Night In Budokan" live albums, Rock Bottom blend quality musicianship, driving on-stage energy and authentic tones from that magical 70's and early 80's era.

Rock Bottom UK are;
Liam Evans: Vocals
Mark Birdsall: Guitar
Neil “Fozzy” Foster: Bass
Geoff Potts: Keyboards/Rhythm Guitar
Phil Rusling: Drums

Doors 8:30PM On-Stage 9:30PM prompt Bar Closes at Midnight

Tickets £8.00 advance on Music Glue(including booking fee) or £10.00 on the door

Entry 14+ (ID Required) if accompanied by an Adult


The Start @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

The Start

The Start!!

The Start band members - Graeme Malam (vocals / trumpet), Tony Tweats (bass guitar), Nathan Tweats (lead guitar), Adam Tweats (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Skellhorn (drums). Covering songs from The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, Clash, Kinks Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, plus many more.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent high energy mod/indie/punk band.


Grandpa T Smith @ The Brunel Arms, Crewe View map - The Brunel Arms Permanent link


No Alibi @ The Rising Sun Vaults, Crewe View map - The Rising Sun Vaults Permanent link


Kick Up The 80's @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Cricketers Arms, Sandbach View map - The Cricketers Arms Permanent link


Baxter @ The Cotton Arms, Wrenbury View map - The Cotton Arms Permanent link

7.00pm


The Spitting Pips @ No. 4, Winsford View map - No. 4 Permanent link


Jack Marshall & Kirsty Marshall @ The Folks, Sandbach View map - The Folks Permanent link


Funkbreakers @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

Funkbreakers

The very best Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae & Latin tunes from Audlem's favourite party band !

Music lovers are in for a treat as soul and funk band 'The Funkbreakers' play live at the Shroppie Fly.
The band features Dan Machin on guitar along with Chris Dyer on Sax and Vocal duties. Why not kick of 2016 with a splendid chunk of funk!

The FBs play a blend of cool funk and soul with a dash of dance and modern rhythm. The band includes some of the best musicians and sought after session players in the Northwest.
Between them, they have performed alongside players from well known bands such as FM, Barclay James Harvest, 10cc, Whitesnake, Climax Blues Band, Ruby Turner, and many more.

As always, entry is free and the music will kick off at around 9:30pm.


The Bear Wych Project 2 @ The White Bear, Middlewich View map - The White Bear Permanent link

Twelve hours of live music!
11.00am - 11.00pm.
Two stages, 15 artists -

Landmarks
Photo Booth Smile
Chris Tavener
The Last Scout
Plastic
Irwell
Edits
Kev Miller
Arms & Hearts
Jonathan Tarplee
Colder Bones
Liam Hunt
Emily String
Peruvian Nostalgia Syndrome
Marc Gollins


The Jem @ The Horseshoe, Crewe View map - The Horseshoe Permanent link


Shaun Walker @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link

Sunday 28th Aug 2016

The Raven August Bank Holiday Festival @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

The Start

THE RAVEN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

5.00pm GREEN HOT CLOVER
Since their formation in 1999 Green Hot Clover have thrilled audiences across the world with their unique brand of show stopping entertainment. Having toured extensively across Europe and America these boys really know how to work a crowd.
This fabulous four-piece are capable of covering any genre of music from Irish traditional to modern and classic pop/ rock.
G.H.C really are the complete live act. Combine their extensive repertoire and experience with their doubtless talent and you have the perfect combination for an unforgettable show!

7.30pm BAXTER
Baxter - maybe the hottest duo in Crewe right now!
Accomplished songstress Hayley Strangelove is joined by Paul Senior, the lead singer from Son Of Shinobi.
Together, they are Baxter. Expect quirky covers and ridiculous banter!

9.30pm THE START (pictured)
The Start band members - Graeme Malam (vocals / trumpet), Tony Tweats (bass guitar), Nathan Tweats (lead guitar), Adam Tweats (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Skellhorn (drums) - covering songs from The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, Clash, Kinks Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, plus many more.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent high energy mod/indie/punk band.


Audlem Beer Festival @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link

Audlem Beer Festival

13.30 PHIL MADDOCKS AND NICK BAYES
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Phil Maddocks is joined by bassist Nick Bayes for a set of their trademark country / bluesy / folky songs. Audlem favourites, the duo have supported acts including Tom Hingley (ex-Inspiral Carpets), The Christians, Mark Radcliffe & Foes, John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), Strawbs and Big Country.

15.00 JIM KIRKPATRICK
Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist and musician from Cheshire, England. With 20 years of professional experience Jim has become an in-demand session player, writer and performer and is recognised as one of the UK's premier slide, blues and rock guitar players. Jim has been the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM since 2008 and is the onstage right hand man to former Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden.

17.30 Act TBC

21.00 JAMES MCGRATH
James McGrath is No1 selling talented up and coming singer-songwriter from Ireland. Some say one of the best songwriters of his generation. Hailing from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, James has been compared to Neil Young, Nizlopi, Ed Sheehan and Shane McGowan.


The 5th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Rory Gallagher Festival



The Fifth Annual Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival

The Annual Nantwich Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival is an annual celebration of live music with bands attending from all over the world, all brought together for this festival by their appreciation and love of Rory Gallagher’s music.

This year’s Festival will take place on August Bank Holiday Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th 2016 at the Railway Hotel, Nantwich.

Now in its 5th year the annual Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival has become firmly established as an eagerly anticipated event in the town’s musical calendar, attracting hundreds Rory Gallagher fans from all over the world.

Two stages, food available.


1.30 - 3.30 Cork (Turkey)
4.00 - 6.00 Aiden Pryor Band
6.30 - 8.30 Jed Thomas Band
9.00 - 11.00 Sinnerboy


Tickets available from the venue.


Gambler @ The Globe, Nantwich View map - The Globe Permanent link


Tony Hassall @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Tony Hassall

Acoustic guitarist Tony has been studying the guitar for a number of years. Starting off playing blues style licks, Tony has expanded his musical vocabulary by studying other popular styles such as Jazz, Country, Indie, Metal, Pop, Rock, Mathcore, Reggae and many other genres.

Tony prides himself on his live performances and is involved in many different musical outfits. Currently lead singer and guitarist for a function band called 4Function and lead guitarist for Indigo, tonight he performs a solo acoustic set.



SWaY @ Harrisons, Nantwich View map - Harrisons Permanent link


Baxter @ No. 4, Winsford View map - No. 4 Permanent link

4.00pm


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


All-dayer @ The White Lion, Coppenhall View map - The White Lion Permanent link

Featuring:
Andy Gilbert Trio
Tony Hassall
Callum Wright
Sophie Asher
Oli Ng
Alex Tweedie

3 - 9pm
Free entry
Hog roast


Jam Night @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

Jam Night

Jam session / open mic night at The Brunny hosted by respected local musician Glyn Sutton (Flux).


Jenny Ball @ Nantwich Road Social Club, Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club Permanent link

Members £free
Non-members £2.00


Foden's Band @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Foden's Band

Cheshire brass band Foden’s Band perform at the Lyceum with an afternoon of musicianship.

In 2012 Foden's Band became the 'Double Champions' when they won the British Open Championships and the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall. Both of these contests are regarded as the leading brass band events in the world. Foden's are one of the leading Brass Bands in the world and due to this are in demand in concert halls across the country and abroad. Their concert repertoire includes the full spectrum from light popular music both old and new through operatic, film and light orchestral works to the serious original brass band music performed by outstanding soloists and supported by an enviable collection of fine musicians.

Join Foden's Band for a delightful concert which will include music from stage and screen inclusing Moon River, West Side Story and The Dambusters March, before concluding with a rousing Last Night of the Proms set.

£20. Concessions £18. Groups 10+ 20% off*

A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 10+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

2.30pm matinee show.


California Blue @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Car and bike event.
Time tbc.


The Dans @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

The Dans

THE DANS are

Dan (vocals), Al (Bass), Nick (Guitar), Sam (Drums).

They play: Rock, Funk, Blues & Pop

They promise: A mix to entertain everybody!

This is a free early evening gig. 6pm start.

Monday 29th Aug 2016

Hawk Music Festival @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


Featuring
Chimps On Death Row
on stage at 10.15pm



Plus
A selection of local acts
from 6.30 - 10.00pm



And
DJ Lady Sazo
in the beer garden from noon.





BBQ
Free Entry.


Audlem Beer Festival @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link

Audlem Beer Festival

13.30 OLI NG AND THE VAGABONDS
Tipped to be 'the next in line to the Springsteen / Fallon monarchy', Oli Ng is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Crewe. Here he is bringing his own band, 'The Vagabonds', to the party!

15.30 BAXTER
Baxter - maybe the hottest duo in the area right now!
Accomplished songstress Hayley Strangelove is joined by Paul Senior, the lead singer from Son Of Shinobi. Together, they are Baxter. Expect quirky covers and ridiculous banter!

18.00 SON OF SHINOBI
Son of Shinobi are a 'Kerrang! Top 5' unsigned rock band in the UK based in Crewe. Their musical style has been likened to Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Audioslave, Feeder and Incubus.

21.00 MARK STEVENS
Newport-based singer-songwriter, expect familiar tunes from the likes of Stereophonics, Oasis, David Gray, Crowded House, The Killers, Ocean Colour Scene, Del Amitri, The Eagles etc...


Acoustic Open Mic @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link


Son Of Shinobi @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link


Boomin @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Boomin

THE RAVEN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Boomin are an excellent 3-piece Pop/Rock band from Wigan, UK formed in 2006. They are a tremendous Live Act playing covers and their own material.

Artists supported and worked with: Westlife, JLS, Mcfly The Script, Scounting for Girls, Ultrabeat, Basshunter, Newton Faulkner, Pixie Lott, Jedward, Craig David, The Lancashire Hotpots and more.

Rock Fm Unsigned Winners 2009, Live and Unsigned Grand Finalists 2009, Jumpin Jaks Battle of the Bands Winners 2008

Adam Langmead Guitar/Vocals
Rory O'Grady Bass/Vocals
Edd Langmead Drums/Vocals

This is a free afternoon gig.
4.30pm start.
Don't miss this!!


Steve Maguire @ The Rising Sun Vaults, Crewe View map - The Rising Sun Vaults Permanent link


Acoustic Afternoon @ The Hop Pole, Crewe View map - The Hop Pole Permanent link

2.30pm. James
3.15pm. CSA
4.15pm. Pete Robinson
5.15pm. Benbidderlee


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

Open Mic Night @ The Black Bear, Sandbach View map - The Black Bear Permanent link


The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team Acoustic Session @ Black Lion, Nantwich View map - Black Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link


Sandbach Folk Club Singers' Night @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Wednesday 31st Aug 2016

Open Mic Night @ Newton Brewery Inn, Middlewich View map - Newton Brewery Inn Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

Thursday 1st Sep 2016

The Roy Orbison Story @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

The Roy Orbison Story

2016 marks Roy Orbison’s 80th Birthday, and to commemorate this special year we are proud to present our brand new production across the UK.

This musical and semi-autobiographical celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable, as Barry Steele takes you on this specially revamped musical journey in time, from the early sun years right through to the late 80’s and the internationally acclaimed concert ‘The black and white night’. The show also pays homage to the time Roy spent with the Traveling Wilburys.

Add to the mix star guests celebrating the music from legends Roy actually toured and performed with, backed by our fabulous musicians & singers and you have yourselves an incredible fusion of 60’s solid gold classics and 80’s contemporary musical genius all on one stage.

This production really is very special, so come along and celebrate the Big O’s Legacy with us!

True Identikit Brilliance - The Stage

£20.75

A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Jam Night @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Beardsmith @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Bucket Of Blues @ The Fox, Elworth View map - The Fox Permanent link


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Jaie Lupton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


Familiar Tones @ The Cheshire Cheese, Middlewich View map - The Cheshire Cheese Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic Night @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link

Friday 2nd Sep 2016

J.L.S. (Jim, Les and Stevie!) @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

JLS




Tonight - J.L.S!

aka

Jim Kirkpatrick

Les Hunt

Steve Hayes



An acoustic guitar/vocal trio featuring members of FM, Climax Blues Band and Nearly Dan playing a mixture of styles.


On stage at 9pm

FREE admission!


Brazen @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Jonathan Tarplee @ Redshift Sound Stage, Nantwich Food Festival, Nantwich View map - Redshift Sound Stage, Nantwich Food Festival Permanent link

Jonathan Tarplee

Singer songwriter Jonathan Tarplee's most recent album, Attachment Theories, was described by The Musician Magazine as containing "Idiosyncratic yet highly articulate lyrics married with welcoming guitar melodies".

He is perhaps the alternative-universe stem-cell product of Neil Young & Jonathan Richman, as an intense artist of emotional, memorable and sometimes quirky songs!

Jonathan is back at the Nantwich Food Festival playing some tunes from Attachment Theories, previewing some as-yet unreleased material, as well as performing some well known hits.

4.15 - 5.30pm
The Redshift Radio Stage, Behind the Bowling Green.


Mind Over Matter @ Square One, Crewe View map - Square One Permanent link

Mind Over Matter

Delivering everything from classic Rock 'n' Roll through to current hits with a twist, this band have the ability to please audiences regardless of age or musical preference.

Mind Over Matter are:

Paul Byron - Vocals/Guitar

Kev Coates - Bass Guitar/Vocals

Craig Cope - Drums/Vocals


The Jem @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link


Kaiser Monkey Killers @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

KMK

Introducing The Kaiser Monkey Killers, THE best indie/rock tribute band! This is REAL live music, live, gritty and loud! They sound uncannily like the artists they cover and don’t just play the songs but deliver them! This is performance, this is indie rock ‘n’ roll, this is the KAISER MONKEY KILLERS!

The Kasier Monkey Killers founder member, Mark Eyden (Lead guitar, vocals) has been writing and gigging for over 12 years. The band have a long & colourful past including winning a BBC1 song writing TV series ‘Get Your Act Together’, working with the likes of Gus Dudgeon and Stuart Epps (producers of David Bowie, Bill Wyman, Elton John etc.), literally hundreds of gigs and being signed to Polydor with a charting single release!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Steely Don @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Steely Don

A new 12 piece musical ensemble based in Cheshire, Steely Don is one of the UK's finest Steely Dan tribute bands.

Steely Don are an authentic tribute to the music of Steely dan and Donald Fagan, performed completely live by a group of no less then TWELVE professional session musicians who share a passion for this great music!

Doors 8.30PM On stage at 9.30PM Bar Closes at Midnight

Tickets £8.00 advance or £10.00 on the door.

Entry 14+ if accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 3rd Sep 2016

The Man With The Stereo Hands @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

The Man With The Stereo Hands

'The Man With The Stereo Hands' is the performing name and musical alter-ego of singer-songwriter Neil Dwerryhouse who is also guitarist with Chameleons Vox.

The name originates from a song written by Rex Stinson, guitarist from indie-pop shoe-gazers Strawberry Story, a band that recruited Neil to provide extra guitar and catchy keyboard riffs, both live and in the studio in the early 1990's.

His influences include Echo and the Bunnymen, The Chameleons, The Smiths, The House of Love, Super Furry Animals, Joy Division, The Skids, The Dandy Warhols, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Simple Minds, The Stranglers, The Cure, John Barry, Julian Cope, The Doors, Blur, The La's, Sex pistols, New Order, very early Duran Duran, Neil Young, late 70's New wave and Punk, Roland 301 Space echo machines,


Showaddywaddy @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Showaddywaddy

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world.

Their live show is dynamic and uplifting, featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. Experience songs like ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

So come and join the ‘Dancing Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

£20.00*

*A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members ; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


The Pluckers @ The Vine, Shavington View map - The Vine Permanent link


Tumblin' Dice @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

Tumblin' Dice

One of the area's premier rock and roll covers bands. Expect Rolling Stones, and much more!


Derailed @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Derailed

DERAILED are a new four-piece rock covers band based in Crewe.

VOCALIST Suzi Venables-Wood ‘Suzi Blue’ brings a new twist to class rock covers. With her powerful and agile vocals, she brings a vocal quality to the band. She takes to stage with enthusiasm and a diverse set list that is sure to have you singing along. Taking inspiration from Muse, Skunk Anansie and No Doubt, she brings a vibrant and fresh sound to the stage.

LEAD GUITARIST Dave Dayman has been playing guitar since the age of nine. His first guitar was a beaten up acoustic and in the beginning he had dreams of playing in a world-dominating heavy metal band (very uncool at the time as it was 1982 and electronic music was the 'in thing'). From that point on he was hooked on anything to do with music, especially the guitar and has always had a passion for rock based music. His taste has grown over the years (age and wisdom do that to you apparently) and his influences include a wide range of artists from Queen and Muse to Band of Skulls and Biffy Clyro, Simple Minds to Early Maiden, Pink Floyd to Free and plenty in between. Dave has played with various bands over the years and loves how music makes him feel... His passion for music is somewhat contagious.

BASSIST Ian 'Hitchy' Hitchinson is a seasoned bass guitarist, formerly of long running local band Bedlam, is now plucking the low strings in this unique female fronted rock band. Originally from Sandbach, he's always been into rock music, and was a biker back in the day. Musically his influences range from The Beatles, Cage the Elephant, Chilli peppers to The Cheeky Girls. Only joking...

DRUMMER Rob Hoggett. Most drummers have an epiphany moment when they realize "That's what I wanna do!" - Rob had a moment while watching an old black and white American sitcom called "I Love Lucy" with the amazing Lucille Ball. In this episode her son, played by Dezi Arnaz Jr, was entered into a drum battle. To get him into shape Lucy had invited no other than Buddy Rich to help out. Rob had no idea who Buddy was at this time, but when they set up 2 Ludwig Black Oyster kits in Lucy's living room and the two of them started beating the sh*t out of them, swapping kits without dropping a beat! Rob was completely mesmerized and totally hooked. Rob loves drumming, he has tried his hand at most styles. Over the years he has been in dozens of bands, both covers and originals and played with hundreds of musicians.


Shaun Walker @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


Off The Shelf @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


The Jem @ The Swan, Talke View map - The Swan Permanent link


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Revolution @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Sunday 4th Sep 2016

Smell The 2 Stroke Scooter Rally @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Smell The 2 Stroke



The return of the charity scooter ride out to The Railway in Nantwich arriving from 12.30pm.


A full afternoon and evening of entertainment. Food available.


Bands:

1.30pm Modern World
4.00pm Citizen Smith


Then:

7.00pm Northern Soul and Motown crossover with Tot Johnson


Chas and Dave @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Chas and Dave

Still selling out theatres all over the UK following on from their hit album ‘THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS’ on Warner Brothers Records.

Over the past two years they have headlined THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW, sold out THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL LONDON, performed an arena tour with STATUS QUO and performed at the VE DAY CONCERT which was televised on BBC TV.

CHAS & DAVE know how to give an audience a good time, performing all the hits that made this Cockney duo famous. ’GERTCHA’ ‘SIDEBOARD SONG’ ‘RABBIT’ ‘AINT NO PLEASING YOU’’MARGATE’ etc.

So due to public demand here they are at Crewe Lyceum Theatre.

£30.75, concessions £28.75*

A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Cheshire Folk Music Session and Singaround @ The Boar's Head, Middlewich View map - The Boar's Head Permanent link


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Cameleonz @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link


Cameleonz.... they don’t sound or look like your average duo!

Marcus (vocals/harmonies and DJ) and Lis (vocals/guitar and harmonies) have put together a set list that makes them stand out on the live circuit, they are the perfect act if you want sound and feel of a live band but for a smaller venue.

They have a great set covering swing, soul, rock 'n' roll to charts. Expect to hear songs by the Killers, Lady Ga Ga, Bruno Mars to classics by Van Morrison and The Beatles plus much, much more.

They will be singing live from 8:00pm.


Flameproof @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Flameproof

Local legend Al Dwyer of soul act NSS plays a special acoustic set at The Raven.

He'll be joined by Ade McLeod from the band and by Kev Maloney.

This is an opportunity to see one of Crewe's finest vocalists in action, away from his usual band.

Afternoon gig, 6.00pm start.

Monday 5th Sep 2016

Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

Tuesday 6th Sep 2016

The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team Acoustic Session @ Black Lion, Nantwich View map - Black Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link


Gilly The Songbird @ The Royal Oak, Worleston View map - The Royal Oak Permanent link

Wednesday 7th Sep 2016

Open Mic Night @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ Newton Brewery Inn, Middlewich View map - Newton Brewery Inn Permanent link


The Salt City Jazzmen @ The Elephant, Shavington View map - The Elephant Permanent link

Thursday 8th Sep 2016

Acoustic Open Mic @ The Narrowboat, Middlewich View map - The Narrowboat Permanent link


Equivalence @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Jim Kirkpatrick @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist and musician from Cheshire, England. With 20 years of professional experience Jim has become an in-demand session player, writer and performer and is recognised as one of the UK's premier slide, blues and rock guitar players.

Jim has been the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM since 2008 appearing on the recent albums 'Metropolis', 'Rockville' and 'Rockville 2' also co-writing the bands UK radio hits 'Hollow', 'Bring Back Yesterday', 'Crave', 'Better Late Than Never' and 'Story Of My Life' all of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 2. 'Crosstown Train', 'Bad Addiction', 'Better Late Than Never', 'Cold Hearted' and 'Runaway Train' have all been playlisted on Planet Rock. FM have toured the UK and Europe over the last seven years playing at some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious rock festivals and have also supported some of the biggest names in music.

As well as releasing his own album 'Changed Priorities' in 2006, Jim has played guitar for singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore on-and-off since 2003 and toured Europe and the USA with her extensively as well as appearing on many of her albums.

Jim has also been onstage right-hand man to former Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden since 2006 recently collaborating with him and several members of the late Rory Gallagher's band on a tribute to the legendary Irish guitarist.

Jim has performed all over the world and appeared at major festivals including Download, V 2004, Graspop, T In The Park, Sweden Rock, Cropredy and the Calgary Folk Festival.

Friday 9th Sep 2016

Green Hot Clover @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

GHC

Since their formation in 1999 Green Hot Clover have thrilled audiences across the world with their unique brand of show stopping entertainment. Having toured extensively across Europe and America these boys really know how to work a crowd.

This fabulous 4 piece are Capable of covering any genre of music from Irish traditional to modern and classic pop/ rock.

G.H.C really are the complete live act. Combine their extensive repertoire and experience with their doubtless talent and you have the perfect combination for an unforgettable show!


The Jem @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


The Start @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Start

The Start!!

The Start band members - Graeme Malam (vocals / trumpet), Tony Tweats (bass guitar), Nathan Tweats (lead guitar), Adam Tweats (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Skellhorn (drums). Covering songs from The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, Clash, Kinks Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, plus many more.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent high energy mod/indie/punk band.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


The Giant Dwarfs @ The Cricketers Arms, Sandbach View map - The Cricketers Arms Permanent link


The Sound Party @ Square One, Crewe View map - Square One Permanent link

The Sound Party

A debut at Square One for The Sound Party, a three-piece Rock, Pop and Indie group from Staffordshire.

Saturday 10th Sep 2016

Green Bullet @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

Green Bullet

Green Bullet are a Cheshire based band covering a wide range of rock and much more. Expect stonking good tunes and a great evening out!

The band have many years of live musical experience between them. They came together early in 2013 with the aim of forming a band that allowed them all to play the music which they love and to put together an entertaining and varied set.

They play a high energy mix of covers to suit all tastes with influences ranging from punk through to blues and rock and including artists such as The Cult, Stereophonics, Thin Lizzy, Primal Scream, The Cure, The Doors, The Undertones, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd, T-Rex and many more.

9ish start.
£free!


Sparks @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


The Pluckers @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

The Pluckers

The Pluckers are a Stoke-based duo comprising of Andy (acoustic guitar/vocals/ukulele) and Tony (acoustic guitar/vocals /ukulele/mandolin ) and occasional guest performers.

Formed in 2007 they play regularly far and wide to delighted audiences.

Expect songs from Crowded House, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Zutons, REM, The Kinks, Neil Young, James Taylor, The Eagles, Snow Patrol, The Rutles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Leadbelly, The Jam, Pink Floyd and more....


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Carl Brent @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


Gambler @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Gambler

GAMBLER - Fantastic Three Piece Rock Band, musicianship of the highest order, superb vocals and thoroughly entertaining.

Rock covers from Foo Fighters,Toto, Whitesnake, Steely Dan, Focus, Larry Carlton, U2, KOL, Stereophonics and so many more.

Mr Steve on Bass, Paul on Drums and Kev on Guitar. First class professional band covering anything but the norm, rock music at its finest!

Free gig. 9pm start.


Indigo @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Indigo

INDIGO are an experienced covers band based in the North West.

They cover songs from the 70's to present day tunes. Be ready to be entertained!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2


The Cavernites @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Cavernites

The Cavernites are a Four piece Sixties tribute band from Liverpool, who perform a show that recreates the vibrant sounds and atmosphere of the Swinging Sixties.

The band are an accurate live recreation of a Sixties pop group during the Beatlemania years, as seen on shows like ‘Ready Steady Go’ and ’Top of the Pops’. They authentically recreate not only the look, but the live sound of the bands they perform. They bring back the vibrancy and passion of the original artists, and transport the audience right back to the Sixties.

The guys perform classic hits from groups like The Beatles, The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Mersey’s, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and many other hit groups from the period.

The Cavernites bring The Sixties back to life, taking the audience on a Magical Musical History Tour, through one of the greatest musical decades of all time. It’s a fast and vibrant show, designed to get everyone dancing along, drawing on the influences of Motown to Northern Soul, Rock and Roll to Merseybeat, and that irrepressible Beatlemania.

The Cavernites use original instruments from the period – names like Rickenbacker, Epiphone and Gibson, together with a Ludwig drum kit. They also use original amplifiers, names such as Marshall, Fender and Vox. The Sixties look is completed by the use of original stage clothes including the classic Sixties style thin lapelled suits, narrow leg trousers, white button-down collared shirts, thin ties and the famous Cuban heeled boots.

Whether you lived through it, or you want a taste of what you missed way back then, this will be a fab one!!

The Box can’t recreate 1960’s beer prices (although they are shocked how much, relatively, people used to pay for gigs….it was a week’s wages for some!), but are offering this at just £5.00 advance (plus the usual £1.00 fee) or £8.00 on the door.

Doors at 8.30PM On Stage at 9.30PM Bar Closes at Midnight

Entry 14+ (ID required) if accompanied by an adult

Tickets £5.00 Advance or £8.00 on the door


The Replicants @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial Permanent link

The Replicants

The alter-ego of Crewe alt-rockers Flux.

Expect covers from
Feeder / Nirvana /Police / Stones /
Beatles / Weezer /Foo Fighters /
Green Day / Blink etc…


Casino @ The Thirteen Club, Alsager View map - The Thirteen Club Permanent link

Casino

Enjoy an evening featuring the songs and music of the 1960's with the popular local band Casino, a highly experienced 3 piece live band featuring ex Members of Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, The Magill 5 & The Casuals.

In the company of Rog(guitar/vocals), Phil(DrumsVocals) and Phil(Bass/vocals) the audience is taken on a tour of the 60's, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember!

For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60's and enjoys a few laughs on the way the Thirteen Club in Alsager is the place to be. Starting at around 20:00 the gig is open to non members and entry is free.


King Rock @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Sunday 11th Sep 2016

Paul Larcombe as Elvis @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


"there will only ever be one Elvis Presley. I know that and so do you..."


Paul earned an official ranking in the worlds Top Ten Elvis Tribute Artists by Elvis Presley Enterprises, USA. Also he was the first Elvis Tribute in the UK to reach the Final Ten in Elvis Presley Enterprises Official Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Graceland, Memphis, USA (The Home of the King).

He the only Elvis Tribute in the world to have performed, solo, for the The Queen and the Royal Family on three separate occasions and has appeared on: BBC1, ITV, GMTV, Good Morning America, ABC, CNN, Sky News and many more.

Paul Larcombe was the Outright Winner of the largest Elvis Contest EVER held in Europe. Paul insists on the best quality in
costumes and backing tracks/musicians and his Elvis show is regarded as one of the best in the world.

His professional and entertaining show has been designed and choreographed to add the wow factor and is sure to leave you begging for more!

Meet the King of Rock N Roll, be entertained by a real professional and dance the night away to all your favorite Elvis songs!

This is a fundraising event for a cancer charity.

£10
Elvis show, disco, music and dancing till late!
Food available.


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Beardsmith @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Beardsmith

Beardsmith are a six piece family band from Cheshire, consisting of Neil, four sons, Graham, Gary, Ged, Gil and one sister, Alice.

The band have been together for 12 years, firstly as a 4 piece, which included Neil, Graham, Gary, and Ged, and then changed to a 6 piece in 2011. Even though Gil does not appear at every show he is still a permanent member of the band.

Since the band started, Beardsmith have aimed to be the very best they can be, which is the thought that is behind every live performance and every song they write and record. They are currently traveling the length and breadth of the country performing to packed venues of all shapes and sizes as well as writing and recording.

The music they write is a mixture of all the types of music that they love, which includes the driving guitars of the big American rock bands mixed with the vocals of bands like Queen, plus a hint of Brit rock and a flavour of bands like Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles.

6.00pm early show!


Twilight @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Twilight

Twilight’ Staffordshire's No.1 Award Winning Vocal Harmony Duo Steve & Sammie perform current & past hits and will entertain you with fun and laughter, and will definitely get you up and dancing.

The most entertaining duo you will see in a long time. Always a massive hit wherever they perform. You will laugh at their banter and be amazed by their song repertoire!

From 8.00pm


Champions Of Rock @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Champions Of Rock

The ultimate tribute to QUEEN.

The authoritative Queen concert show celebrates the 40th anniversary of the legendary group’s record-breaking Hyde Park concert.

Recreating the fun, musicianship and showmanship of the band’s famed live performances, join the ultimate musical journey through the decades. Back to when Queen reigned supreme with We are the Champions, We Will Rock You, A Kind of Magic, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Another One Bites the Dust and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Freddie Mercury and his band famously thrilled 150,000 fans crammed into London’s landmark park in 1976. This and Queen’s famous stadium spectaculars are faithfully recreated in sensational style

As seen by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury’s family; described as “the next best thing” to the real thing by Freddie’s mum; starring the reigning National UK Tribute Awards winners, prepare to be entertained, exhilarated and regally rocked till you drop. The supreme Queen concert show is coming to town.

£22.50, Premiere Card holders £21.50*

A £2.00 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

Monday 12th Sep 2016

Adam Palma @ The Shakespeare, Nantwich View map - The Shakespeare Permanent link

Adam Palma

A NIGHT OF THE GUITAR!

In the fabulous setting of The Shakespeare at Nantwich...

ADAM PALMA - Master of the acoustic guitar Polish performer, has to be seen to be believed.

Adam Palma first started playing the guitar in 1986. His formal music education started in Poland some years later and in 1999, he graduated from The Music Academy with honours. Adam has been working as a session guitarist since 1998 and has played with several of the best Polish jazz and pop musicians, singers, arrangers and composers, and international artistes such as Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan, Martin Taylor, Snake Davis, Gary Potter, Richard Smith, Jack Pearson (The Allman Brothers), Chris de Burgh and Hamish Stuart (the Average White Band, Paul McCartney), Robbie McIntosh (John Mayer, Paul McCartney), Adam Rafferty. Adam has opened the shows for the Albert Lee, Jerry Donahue, Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones).

Adam has been invited four times in a row to take part in the most prestigious fingerstyle guitar event in the world: The CAAS Chet Atkins Appreciation Society in Nashville in July 2009, 2010, 2011 and again this year. Adam was invited to open Tommy Emmanuel's concerts and join the master on stage in Poland, UK and USA

In 2014, Adam won the Best Acoustic Guitarist title at GUITAR AWARDS in Poland.

PLUS

TOM DOUGHTY - You have to be careful when describing an artist as unique, an expression often over-used to voice the talents of indeed many a good singer songwriter. Tom has a permanent disability, caused by a spinal injury when he was 17. People would call his disability serious (it affects his legs, hands and fingers), yet he believes his impairment feeds his creativity, inventiveness and musicianship. Irrespective of this, Tom Doughty has been described by some of the biggest names in the industry as one of the world’s finest lap steel players.

With four critically acclaimed album to his credit, there are no shortages of amazing comments about his new album ‘Can’t Teach An Old Dog’ (set for late summer release). Once again his ability to seamlessly blend pop, jazz, folk, and his world music influences are highlighted, along with his instantly recognisable lap steel guitar style, vocal lines and the uncanny knack to be able to write and produce catchy songs with instant hook lines.
‘Can’t Teach An Old Dog’ has been described as‘'a slide player’s masterpiece’ whilst other comments from the media include: 'the album I’ve been waiting for for 40 years’.

When asked about his style, craftsmanship and stunning musicianship Doughty replied:
“In 1963, a coracle was found floating in the river Weaver, near Frodsham. An unknown 6 year old boy was inside, sitting on an old wind up gramophone with a worn out 78rpm record underneath him by Bukka White…they named him Tom.”

Tom Doughty is indeed..’Unique’!






8.30pm
£5 admission
Free nibbles
Drinks offers


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Tuesday 13th Sep 2016

The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team Acoustic Session @ Black Lion, Nantwich View map - Black Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link


Folk Night @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link

Wednesday 14th Sep 2016

Open Mic Night @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ Newton Brewery Inn, Middlewich View map - Newton Brewery Inn Permanent link

Thursday 15th Sep 2016

Acoustic Open Mic Night @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


Mitch Malloy @ Bar Seven, Crewe View map - Bar Seven Permanent link

Mitch Malloy

Mitch Malloy may have grown up in a small North Dakota town but his talent would take him around the world. From his first solo at the age of 6 he knew music was his calling. After high school Mitch moved east and soon became a noted name in the New York music scene. Not being one to sit around and wait for things to happen, Mitch invested all of his resources and time into creating his own home recording studio…way before it was trendy and somewhat affordable. His tireless efforts of songwriting, recording and performing his music led to a record deal with RCA Records. His success landed him a coveted performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, hit songs, international exposure and an offer to replace Sammy Hagar in Van Halen.

But it was Mitch’s decision to relocate to Nashville, once again being ahead of the trend, that spurred his growth in songwriting and recording. When Mitch is not touring he spends countless hours in the studio working with clients, consulting with technology developers and geeking out with the latest gear. He established Malloy MasterTracks, a full service studio production facility that serves a variety of clients from hit acts and labels like Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Chad Kroger, Lady Antebellum, Craig Morgan and Sony Music NY to singer/songwriters Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr, and Billy Falcon and even voice over work for Outdoor Channel, Field & Stream and various other brands.

SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SHOW!
£10


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Acoustic Open Mic Night @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Ogo Nzeakor @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

Friday 16th Sep 2016

Basshunter @ The Studio, Nantwich View map - The Studio Permanent link

Basshunter

On Friday 16th September join The Studio as they bring Basshunter back to Nantwich!

He will be doing a DJ set and performing all of his hits including:

- ANGEL IN THE NIGHT
- NOW YOU'RE GONE
- ALL I EVER WANTED

Tickets start at just £6 and there are VIP passes available which include Queue Jump and Meet and Greet!

This event will sell out so grab your tickets now!

THERE ARE ONLY HAVE 500 TICKETS AVAILABLE SO GRAB YOURS NOW!

Tickets available here: Skiddle



The Rude Boys @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Le Beat @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Le Beat

Le Beat are from Stoke and play Dance/Electro/Indie/Rock covers.

This is their Cosey debut!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Colour @ Square One, Crewe View map - Square One Permanent link

Colour

Having burst on to the scene last year with singles 'Strangers' and ‘Nowhere’, championed by the likes of Clash, Shortlist and The Daily Mirror, COLOUR return with a brand new self-produced 4-track EP, recorded at COLOUR’s own Canvas Sound Studio on the northwest coast.

Having already performed at Kendal Calling Festival in July, and wowed crowds in London and at this year's Great Escape Festival in Brighton, COLOUR return home for a show that always proves to be something special.

+ Very Special Guests: TBA

AFTER PARTY AT SQUARE ONE

DISCO PETE DJ SET until 02.30am

Saturday 17th Sep 2016

Stated Quo @ The Shakespeare, Nantwich View map - The Shakespeare Permanent link

Stated Quo

PREMIER Status Quo tribute act Stated Quo play at The Shakey with a special guest - the legendary Jackie Lynton - the man who introduced Status Quo on the Glasgow live album!

The boys have won over the legions by faithfully recreating the heavier side of the rock legends’ music.

Fans can rock out to those classic hits of the 70s and 80s as well as very rarely or never played album tracks and B-sides.

Anthems sure to be included are Down Down, Whatever You Want and Rockin’ All Over The World.


Lipstick On Your Collar @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Lipstick On Your Collar

Lipstick On Your Collar - an exciting 50's/60's Show specialising in bringing the Classic Pops hits from the Golden Era of music back to life, with soaring vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun!

From the birth of Rock 'n' Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion, they play hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and many more.


Tickets £10 from the Civic Hall
or click here


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


New Moon Fever @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


The BlueYellows @ Audlem Scout & Guide Hall, Audlem View map - Audlem Scout & Guide Hall Permanent link

Charity gig, more details soon.
2pm.


The Backbeat Jivers @ The Royal British Legion, Middlewich View map - The Royal British Legion Permanent link

Doors 7.45pm
£7


Stataz Quo @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Stataz Quo

Quo tribute from Leigh in Lancashire -

Dave C - Lead guitar and vocals

Dave Tregear - Bass guitar and vocals

John Trethake - Rhythm Guitar

Don T - Drums


Shaun Walker @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


Sam Whiskey's Poison Medicine Band @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

SWPMB

Sam Whiskey’s Poison Medicine Band are a four-piece, predominantly 70′s influenced, rock band playing music that sounds like it comes from an old jukebox. Reviews claim them to be different, a breath of fresh air, playing tracks that are well known but that seldom get covered. Tracks by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slade, Rod Stewart & The Faces, ZZTop, Queen, Bob Segar & Genesis to name but a few...

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


California Blue @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Sunday 18th Sep 2016

Shakermaker @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Shakermaker

Shakermaker are a Cheshire based, professional covers band playing rock, indie and rock n roll music from the 50's to the present day.

Shakermaker are based around Ben Maitland (singer) and Graham Cooper (guitarist) with other musicians joining them for some shows.

They absolutely LOVE what they do and believe this comes across in their performance, which is lively, energetic and above all passionate. They will make sure that that dance floor is full of people and that the party is happening!


Afternoon show. 6.00pm


Peter Aaron @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Peter Aaron

Superb male artist with unlimited talent.

Sinatra to AC/DC, Oasis to Elvis... if you want it, he can sing it.

An absolute first class act. From 8:00pm


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm

Monday 19th Sep 2016

Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

Tuesday 20th Sep 2016

The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team Acoustic Session @ Black Lion, Nantwich View map - Black Lion Permanent link


Carmen @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Carmen

Presented by the Russian State Opera - Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera.

Music by Georges Bizet
Librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy
Sung in French with English Surtitles

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Feel the thrill and passion of love, jealousy and violence of 19th Century Seville in one of Bizet’s most popular pieces.

It tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.

Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented, musically, the emotions and suffering of his characters.

The “Toreador Song” is among the best known of all operatic arias.

The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, and the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performance will reverberate long after the final curtain.

If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with fantastic colourful costumes, exquisite singing and those wonderful tunes that the audience will still be humming to themselves on their way home, making this a must see opera production for everyone.

“Russian State Opera enjoyed a well deserved standing ovation” Daily Post

£29, Concessions £27. Family ticket £85 (four tickets minimum one adult), Limited School Groups £15*

A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Open Mic Night @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic @ The King's Lock, Middlewich View map - The King's Lock Permanent link

Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday 21st Sep 2016

Open Mic Night @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ Newton Brewery Inn, Middlewich View map - Newton Brewery Inn Permanent link

Thursday 22nd Sep 2016

Blake @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Blake

For fans of IL Divo, Collabro & G4, don't miss out on the original Brit-Award-winning vocal group BLAKE, back on tour in the UK with a highly anticipated new show.

Mixing pop, classical & musicals in one thrilling night, linked together with hilarious banter and beautiful video projections, this is entertainment at its finest. Joined on stage by award winning choirs, live instrumentalists and special guests, the night features powerful renditions of 'Fields of Gold', 'Bring Him Home', 'Time To Say Goodbye', 'Nessun Dorma', 'Chasing Cars' and many more!

Book early to avoid missing out.

£21. Groups 8+ and choirs take 20% off*

A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Nick Steed @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

Friday 23rd Sep 2016

Electro 80's @ The Studio, Nantwich View map - The Studio Permanent link

Electro 80's

The Eighties were a time of radical changes in both music and fashion.

In the aftermath of the punk revolution, daring New Romantics embraced developing sounds and technologies to transform the music industry forever.

Gary Numan, The Human League, Kraftwerk & Depeche Mode all helped to create a totally new genre of music; Electronica or Synth-pop, a futuristic new sound that almost seemed like science fiction at the time.

Electro 80's pay tribute to this era, and have lovingly recreated songs by the afore mentioned pioneers (and many more), to create a live entertainment show that is sure to transport everyone from this generation, back to the days of underground club scenes and even school discos.

Unforgettable classics like Fade to Grey and Just Can't Get Enough are performed alongside lesser-known tracks, which will jog your memory in a nostalgic show that is both visually and acoustically stunning.

FREE ADMISSION - The Studio have decided to do this one for Charity, so it's FREE Admission, with donations on the door welcome for St Lukes Hospice.

Open from 8.30pm. LIVE on Stage 9.30pm. Please arrive early this show is always a FULL house.


PUB Priced Drinks ALL NIGHT! After Party in RETRO until 3am with the areas only illuminated Dancefloor straight out of the 80s!


Black Rose @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Black Rose

Recently described by legendary music journalist Mick Wall as “easily the best Thin Lizzy Tribute act going”. Black Rose, Thin Lizzy Tribute are a four piece outfit who faithfully recreate the energy and power of one of the greatest live bands of all time. They play all the classics that you expect, but also have a hat full of surprises that no other tribute in the country play. Their reputation for a high energy, action packed performance, and a repertoire of over 50 songs which is always growing, guarantees that you will never see the same show from them twice!


Tickets
£5.00 Advance
£8.00 on the Door

Doors 8.30PM
Show starts 9.15PM
Bar closes Midnight

Entry 14+ (ID required) if accompanied by an adult



Mutha Humbucker @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Mutha Humbucker

2016 sees local lads Mutha Humbucker celebrating 10 years of 'rockin for the fun of it'. Expect the dials to be turned up to 11 and prepare yourselves for a night of rock classics. With tunes from Whitesnake, Iron Maiden, Motley Cruë, AC/DC, Thunder and many others, Mutha Humbucker's energetic stage presence will have you on your feet with your air guitar all night long!

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2


The Jem @ The Rookery Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Rookery Tavern Permanent link


Gambler @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Rubettes @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Rubettes

An Evening With Original Rubettes Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke as they play the hit’s and tell ‘like it was’. Accompanied by Steve Innes Etherington

Featuring Alan Williams.

Hear the songs, the stories and the memories as recalled by the guys who were actually there. On their first solo tour since the 70’s three of the original Rubettes line up, Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke re-live some of the events leading up to and during the Rubettes success years when their classic worldwide number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ shot them to stardom paving the way for a further 15 international hits which assured their place in Rock n’ Roll history as Icons of the Glam Rock era.

The seventies were indeed glamorous as was the Rubettes unforgettable iconic image of Gatzby white suits and caps. A seventies fan or not you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to hear how it all came about as recalled by those who took part in the making.

The Rubettes Hit’s include ‘Sugar Baby Love’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Juke Box Jive’, ‘I Can Do It’, ‘Foe Dee O Dee’, ‘Little Darling’, ‘Baby I know’ and many more. Formed in 1974 they remained at the top throughout the 70’s with 15 international hit singles and 8 albums selling over thirty million records worldwide.

£20*

A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Mr Moo And His New Shoes @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Mr Moo And His New Shows

Mister Moo & His New Shoes are a vibrant modern party band that perform Ska & Reggae classics and give popular party hits a ska & reggae twist.

Their show is upbeat, sing-along, dance-along, drink-along, non-stop, floor-filling and feel-good. The band perform all over the UK at festivals, holiday resorts, weddings, private parties, corporate functions, clubs and pubs, including regular appearances at Butlin's Ultimate 80s Weekends alongside acts such as ABC, Bad Manners, Go West, Alexander O'Neale, The Beat & The Blow Monkeys.

Pop meets ska & reggae!


Messenger @ Square One, Crewe View map - Square One Permanent link

Messenger

...a classic rock covers band having a seriously fun time playing good music since 2012 from the vocalist and former lead guitarist with The Clones...

Expect Bryan Adams, The Pretenders, The Doors, Rod Stewart, Eric Capton, Blondie etc.


Saturday 24th Sep 2016

Chloë Chadwick @ The Shakespeare, Nantwich View map - The Shakespeare Permanent link

Chloë Chadwick tour

Chloë Chadwick creates a gorgeous contemporary blend of folk/pop and country, of light & dark. Her lyrics blur the boundaries of the ethereal and the everyday and she does it with honesty and style.
The future of popular music is here...

Chloë has spent the best part of a decade gigging everywhere from the French Alps to the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. Having grown up with music all her life, Chloë’s own musical influences come in various shapes and sizes from Alanis Morissette to Johnny Cash.

Starting out a solo performer, Chloë played in front of thousands across Europe at just 18! Since then she has gone on to perform at various UK Festivals from Galtres in York to headlining Rockfield Country Music Festival in Wales, supporting the likes of The Beautiful South, Lady Antebellum, The Stranglers and The Christians along the way!

Now Chloë Chadwick is releasing her debut album, settling on a new and exciting pop-country sound! All her influences are blended into one to create relatable, heartfelt tracks which show a more mature, self assured side to Chloë Chadwick!

She plays The Shakey as part of her 2016 UK tour along with her fantastic band.

Support from acclaimed singer-songwriter Oli Ng.

This is a FREE gig. Don't miss this!
8.30pm start.


Indecision @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Indecision

A sensational five piece function band playing great music to dance to. Music from 60's right up to the present day. Pretenders, Duffy, Blondie, Cockney Rebel, the Motown greats, Fratellis, The Killers and the list goes on.....

Indecision play something for everyone. Lead vocals are provided by the superbly silky smooth voice of Silvana, ably assisted on lead guitar by Mike Warrillow, Malc Oldham on drums and Jeff and Paul on keys and bass. Whatever the occasion, Indecision will give you a night to remember. Guaranteed to 'get the party started'! You won't be disappointed!


Blake's View @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


Classic Rock USA @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Classic Rock USA

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest named rock stars of the 21st Century!

Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’ himself, Bruce Springsteen.

You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and band brings down the house with the very best selections of these 3 great artists including:
Born to Run, Thunder Road, Everything I Do, Summer of 69, Living on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and many more……

Get Ready to Rock out and Party On with……

Classic Rock USA!!!

£21, Premiere Card and Groups 8+ £19*

A £2.00 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Disturbin' The Peace @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Shakermaker @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

Shakermaker

Shakermaker are a Cheshire based, professional covers band playing rock, indie and rock n roll music from the 50's to the present day.

Shakermaker are based around Ben Maitland (singer) and Graham Cooper (guitarist) with other musicians joining them for some shows.

They absolutely LOVE what they do and believe this comes across in their performance, which is lively, energetic and above all passionate. They will make sure that that dance floor is full of people and that the party is happening!



The Task @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Task

The Task are the band if you want very high quality music played with very high energy. Delivering everything from Classic Rock n' Roll, through to modern hits, to Funk and much more, there is a set of music to get everyone dancing!

Comprising some of the finest musicians that the midlands has to offer, the band members' CV's boast everything from primetime TV appearances, to the theatres of New York, winners medals from international musical festivals, and gigs throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Every member of The Task is a respected full-time professional musician within their field, which transcends to give absolute reliability and professionalism.

Available as a 5 piece band comprising of Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums; their music sounds full and lively and smooth, and as there is no need to hide blemishes with unnecessary volume, The Task are perfect if you want a band to relax and enjoy, or a band to blow your socks off!

Nothing short of perfection is acceptable, the band is well rehearsed and always very slick. The Task slide from song to song, keeping you dancing all night long!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2


Terry Cottam and Glitterballs @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


Bad Soul Buskers @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

Bad Soul Buskers

BAD SOUL BUSKERS ARE;

Drums – Graham Lightfoot

Guitar – Andrew Young

Bass – Alex Johnson

Keyboards – Richard Bailey

Vocals – Sir Charles of Middleton


Drawing from a repertoire of Soul and Blues classics, this will be sure to set a few feet tapping!

This is a free gig.


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Lance Merlin @ The Brunel Arms, Crewe View map - The Brunel Arms Permanent link

Sunday 25th Sep 2016

Jam Night @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

Jam Night

Jam session / open mic night at The Brunny hosted by respected local musician Glyn Sutton (Flux).


Tide Of Sound @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Tide Of Sound

Tide Of Sound duo were born out of one of the UKs finest party bands of the last decade - Hypnosis, and incorporate the talents of two of it's founder members to create a new exciting duo performing songs from the 60's to present day.

Tide Of Sound is fronted by one of the most dynamic, energetic and illuminating female vocalists on the circuit with a vocal range that lends itself to virtually any genre.

From sixties classics to the groovy 70’s of the Jacksons and Stevie Wonder, the 80’s electronica (Yazoo/Gary Numan),
Ska (The Specials) and dance (Soul 2 Soul,Black Box), through the 90’s dance (N-Trance/Snap/Livin Joy), Britpop (Blur) and pop (Dee Lite) up to the modern 00’s indie/rock (Coldplay/Snow Patrol/Killers) and pop ( Lady Gaga / Beyonce / Take That).

8pm


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


Marblehead Johnson @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Marblehead Johnson

The ultimate tribute to the classic UK Britpop era.

Named after the classic Bluetones Britpop anthem, Marblehead Johnson pay tribute to the British Britpop music scene, bringing the recreated Britpop hits up-to-date in a powerful combination of passion and quality akin to the harder-hitting sound that the bands produced in their live shows.

Playing songs from Blur, Paul Weller, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene, Supergrass, Pulp and, of course, Oasis, glory in the anthems that brought British alternative rock into the mainstream with a tip and a wink to the backbone of the movement from the likes of The Who, The Kinks and The Jam.

This is an afternoon show. 6.00ish start.

Monday 26th Sep 2016

Acoustic Open Mic @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

Tuesday 27th Sep 2016

The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team Acoustic Session @ Black Lion, Nantwich View map - Black Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link

Wednesday 28th Sep 2016

The Chicago Blues Brothers @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The legendary Chicago Blues Brothers are back on their brand new Jailbreak Tour!

Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon, this non-stop revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues, Motown & Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies including hits Everybody Needs Somebody, Soul Man, Respect and Shake a Tail Feather - plus plenty of laughs too!

With an elaborate new stage production including a 9-piece live band, the show also features classics from James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and many more!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of rip roaring entertainment.. and don’t forget your Pork Pie Hats and Sunglasses!!

Highly charged, fun and infectious! – The Stage
A high octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up – The Bristol Post

£23 Stalls/Circle, £21 Gallery*

A £2.00 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 10+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Open Mic Night @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ Newton Brewery Inn, Middlewich View map - Newton Brewery Inn Permanent link

Thursday 29th Sep 2016

Megan Lee @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic Night @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


The Tone Junkies @ The Cheshire Cat, Nantwich View map - The Cheshire Cat Permanent link


Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

12.00 - 2.00pm


J.L.S. (Jim, Les and Stevie!) @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Friday 30th Sep 2016

Dancing Through The Decades @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Dancing Through The Decades

Get your dancing shoes on as we take you on a journey through the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and present day.

Be prepared to dance the night away with a night packed with all your favourite floor-fillers. Dancing Through The Decades is an upbeat, feel-good show featuring live band Feel Good Inc.

Feel Good Inc cover a diverse range of popular music and their experience and pedigree speaks for itself, if Carlsberg was a band then this would be it, if Waitrose sold entertainment FGI would be shrink wrapped and placed in the very posh aisle.

What you get is live entertainment from musicians that know how to produce a fun performance. The band have had experience playing for and with some great acts over the years and they have used their experience to create a hot party band.

From the early days of Rock ‘n Roll with hits like Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock and the Beatles’ Twist and Shout, to the disco era and the 80s with Madonna’s Vogue, right through to 90’s, there is something for all ages.

For just £10 a ticket this really isn’t a night to be missed. Grab your friends and come along for a great night out!

We are delighted to have Lucie joining the evening, supporting Feel Good Inc. An outstanding singer, who performs a range of songs, including classic pop and acoustic covers, keeping her set current and modern. She has a rare vocal talent and an ability to make any song her own, and her powerful and emotional voice will engage and captivate your audience from the very first song.

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm. Bar available all evening. Tickets £10. Book calling 01270 628633 or click here


Sam Whiskey's Poison Medicine Band @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Vavoom! @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Vavoom!

High-octane rock ’n’ rollers Vavoom! have built up a strong following during the past 10 years or so, and have become known for delivering a fast-paced set of tunes spanning a number of decades.

Their style could be described as having a rock ’n’ roll core peppered with swing and jazz. They promise a high-octane set of rockabilly tunes inspired by The Stray Cats, early Elvis and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

A career highlight for them was being asked by Sir Bob Geldof to support his band at the Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival in 2002.

The band was formed by guitarist Andy Boote aka Booty.
Vince ‘The Viper’ Whitmore was added as drummer, and the final recruit was Chris Large, Peter Wilson auctioneer by day and double-slap bassist by night.

Together they bring sets of hot rod rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly delivered in style on demonic drums, banging double bass and growling Gretsch guitar.

Booty remains humble on the band’s broad appeal - “If it’s done right, everyone likes it,” he said; “It’s got an energy and enthusiasm that has got lost somewhere. People have forgotten how to play that style of music or it’s ended up underground.”

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


The Start @ Square One, Crewe View map - Square One Permanent link

The Start

The Start!!

The Start band members - Graeme Malam (vocals / trumpet), Tony Tweats (bass guitar), Nathan Tweats (lead guitar), Adam Tweats (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Skellhorn (drums). Covering songs from The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, Clash, Kinks Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, plus many more.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent high energy mod/indie/punk band.

Friday 7th Oct 2016

The Pluckers @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

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