Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

295 gigs
listed!

Today - Sunday 19th Nov 2017

Le Funk @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Le Funk

A popular Manchester based function band playing covers of classic pop, funk, soul and disco hits, who provide unbeatable quality with a dancefloor driven repertoire honed through years of playing weddings, birthdays, festivals, corporate events and clubs.

This is an early evening show. 6.15pm start.


Hayley Strangelove @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Nathan Carter @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Nathan Carter

Following on from a 2016 that saw him beat both Beyoncé and Drake to a Number 1 Album in his native Ireland, Country-Pop crossover star Nathan Carter has announced a huge run of UK tour dates for 2017.

As one of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan is developing into a household name, with tracks from “Stayin’ Up All Night” becoming hits, such as “Wagon Wheel” and “I Wanna Dance”. Enthralling audiences up and down the country, Nathan has firmly become a firm favourite for audiences of all ages.

Now, the charismatic performer has announced 16 extra dates to his tour due to phenomenal demand!

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton. From the tender age of 4 years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

£27.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Delivery charges may still apply.


Sam Lyon @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

5pm


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Monday 20th Nov 2017

Acoustic Singaround Session @ 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 21st Nov 2017

Jam Session @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Chris Cleverly @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


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

Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 23rd Nov 2017

California Blue @ Nantwich Square, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Square Permanent link

California Blue

Celebrate Nantwich Christmas Lights switch-on with this popular band playing a great mixture of 60's and more recent music. A very entertaining all-round show, not to be missed!

Also featuring Nantwich Young Voices.

This free event starts at 5.00pm, with the lights being switched on at 7.00pm followed by fireworks.


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


The Cheshire 20 Big Band @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Cheshire 20 Big Band

Now in it’s fourth decade (originally the VCO Big Band), the CHESHIRE 20 Big Band is based in Sandbach, Cheshire.

Musicians include, eight on saxophone, four on trombone, four on trumpet, two on vocals, one on bass guitar and one on percussion.

Having male and female vocalists adds variety to the repertoire, with standard favourites, as well as more current hit numbers by the likes of Caro Emerald and Michael Bublé.

The band has performed in venues ranging from schools, churches and civic halls, to theatres, hotels and clubs.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 24th Nov 2017

Oysterband @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Oysterband

The Nantwich Jazz team are pleased and proud to have Oysterband perform their 40th Celebration Special show live at Nantwich Civic Hall on Friday 24th November.

Oysterband make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking.
Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries, playing festivals, concerts, bars, rallies and even jails!
They have won 5 BBC Folk Awards and made 13 studio albums and one DVD.
They are still full of ideas.

This show will feature two full sets including the complete Holy Bandits album and a foray into the band's classic songs such as Put Out The Lights, When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down), Blood Wedding, Everywhere I Go, The Oxford Girl, Granite Years, Native Son and many more...

Something from every era of a long and mighty career!

Tickets are just £22.50 including booking fee.

Tickets from www.nantwichjazz.com


The Ragdolls @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

Ragdolls

THE RAGDOLLS is a successful touring theatre show which takes you on a musical journey through the well known career of one of the most successful bands of all time - `Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons`.

The Ragdolls recreate the iconic sound of the 'Jersey Boys'. In the first part of the show the Boys take you back to where it all began, recreating cover versions of 50's songs as the Four Seasons did, including hits such as Still Of The Night, Oh Carol, Teenager In Love and Why Do Fools Fall In Love.

With slick choreography and the recogniseable falsesetto this really sets the scene. Acoustic versions of songs are a highlight in this part which show off the diversity and harmonic sounds as once done by the great band themselves.

By the end of the first half you will definitely' hanging on' to your seats and 'beggin' for more!

The second half of the show is truly party time, where all the well famous hits come out such as Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Ragdoll, Walk Like A Man, Grease, and many more...

The show leads up to a truly roof blowing finale where the red jackets come out and the room is electrified with that good old 50's flare with a medley of songs having you dancing and singing in the aisles.

Tickets £7.00
Adults only.
Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


Miss Lee @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Miss Lee




The Flying Lady and Viva Music Promotions present -


Miss Lee


A debut at The Flying Lady for this lively young female vocalist.


Miss Lee sings familiar hits from the Motown era right through to the current day.


This is a free event.


9ish start.


Sons Of Clogger @ The Bridge Inn, Audlem View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

CANCELLED


Danny Gray @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Danny Gray

Supreme Artist Management present Danny Gray

Danny is an excellent local vocalist, with a great selection of songs from the 80's to the present day.


Molly's Lips @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Free At Last @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Free At Last

Free at Last were formed in 1982 under the name Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam featured three of the current members, Jak (guitar/vocals), Shane (guitar) and Mick (drums) until Dave joined on bass in 1994.

Uncle Sam's set contained a few original songs plus covers by such classic acts as ZZ Top, Pat Travers and of course Free. All the guys in the band have always had a great passion for the music of Free, so in 1996 when deciding to create a tribute there was only one choice who it would be.

Since then they have gone from strength to strength headlining at Bill Flynn's Free Convention and playing many of the top venues around the country, universally agreed to be the best Free and Bad Company tribute around.

With the original Bad Company reforming to promote their Anthology 2cd set, Paul Rodgers releasing solo albums and joining Queen as their singer for a world tour, it only serves to prove sustained interest in what the band are trying to recreate.

So for a show of 70's style red hot blues influenced, soul stealing ROCK the choice must be FREE AT LAST!


Al Dean @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse 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 £2.00


Micki as Whitney Houston @ Knights Grange, Winsford View map - Knights Grange Permanent link

£10


Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show

Introducing Wannabe, the Spice Girls Show.

Spice Girls remain the biggest girl band of all time with nine number 1 singles, 80 million record sales, World tours, movies and a musical to their name.

Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power and gives you a night out to remember!
From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, they will take you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh.

Wannabe are celebrating their 10th anniversary touring the World and performing to hundreds of thousands of Spice Girls fans.

“The perfect girls night out!” - The Venue, London

Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can. Costumes, groups & families all welcome for the biggest 90's party in town.

Come and join Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty & Baby Spice on the smash hit touring sensation not to be missed!

Hi, si, ja, hold tight!

Tickets: £21.50, Groups 8+: £17.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

Saturday 25th Nov 2017

Celine by Anna Slater @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

Celine by Anna Slater

The Coppenhall Club presents Celine Dion tribute act – Anna Slater.

This brand new Celine Dion tribute by international vocalist Anna Slater captures the grandeur and the stunning vocals of Celine through the ages from her original tracks right through to her most modern.

The French-Canadian singer, song-writer has a career spanning 5 decades winning award after award.

Celine’s unique performance qualities and genuine belief in her music is reflected with incredible accuracy by Anna, who has herself been working as a vocalist around the world for 15 years.

+ The Humbuckers

The Humbuckers are a male guitar/vocal duo from Stalybridge.

They formed in 2008 after spending 5 years as part of a 4 piece band playing hundreds of gigs across the country including venues in Birmingham, Bolton, Huddersfield, Oldham and Stockport.

As The Humbuckers, they pride themselves on the reputation that they have built up over the years as one of the country's best vocal/guitar duos. They have a friendly and professional approach to their performances, coupled with a genuine appreciation and passion for music which they believe shines through when they perform!

Influences include The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Stereophonics, Oasis, Chuck Berry and The Stone Roses.

Tickets £3.00 members. £4.50 non-members.
Adults only.
Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


Sarah Jay - Smash Hits Of The 80's @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Sarah Jay - Smash Hits Of The 80's



Sarah Jay is a very popular, established female solo singer, here with her tribute to the 80's show



Ex Hollywood Nights, very bubbly and professional, she performs at clubs, pubs, holiday camps, private functions and military functions.



She has also worked in Cyprus and Tenerife performing at Thomson Gold Hotels and has performed for British military many times in Germany and Cyprus.


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

Goodfellas

A return to The Shroppie for Goodfellas.

Formed in 2012, Goodfellas have been working on their material comprising songs from influential artists such as Eric Clapton & the Blues Breakers, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Weller & BB King through to the more fiery and passionate acts such as Gary Moore, Jeff Healey & Joe Bonamassa in order to create a colourful palette of material.

With their hearts lying firmly within the Blues, Goodfellas are a 4 piece blues / rock band comprising:

Lee Grady: Lead Vocals | Guitar
Martin Davies: Bass | Backing Vocals
Phil Turner: Keyboards | Backing Vocals
Chris Poole: Drums

"You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, :You're gonna like this guy. He's all right. He's a good fella. He's one of us.: You understand? We were good fellas"


Nick James @ The Fox, Elworth View map - The Fox Permanent link


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

Blake

Join Brit-Award winning vocalists BLAKE for their celebrated Christmas show, featuring festive songs in beautiful trio harmony, video projections & the group’s famous fast-paced comedy banter.

During this 2-hour stage spectacular Blake perform an eclectic range of Yuletide songs, taken from their debut Christmas album available now. Includes songs like White Christmas, Silent Night, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, O Holy Night, Last Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Winter Wonderland, When A Child is Born, It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas, Silver Bells and many more.

Since the group formed in 2007, Blake have become a regular fixture on the UK Christmas TV schedules, including festive song performances on BBC Breakfast, This Morning, The One Show, Alan Titchmarsh Show & Songs of Praise, expect more in 2017.

Combining their spectacular Christmas album with this festive tour show, Blake hopes to fill theatres to the brim with Yuletide cheer.

£23.50, groups 8+ £18.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. 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


Brazen @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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!!!


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

Slug

SLUG - a five-piece outfit covering all genres of classic and modern rock.

Based in Northwich and gathering speed, having played a load of gigs since forming in 2010, they have gained a reputation for entertaining crowds across Cheshire!

Crazy singer, great songs and a passion for playing live music.....

Follow The Trail......!!!


Vavoom! @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern 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.”


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

Derailed

DERAILED are a 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.


Jason Kerr @ The Horse Shoe, Crewe View map - The Horse Shoe Permanent link


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

Monkey Finger

Fresh from a tour of L.A (The Leek Area), Monkey Finger are a punchy 4 piece serving up a hearty dose of classic rock covers topped with a liberal sprinkling of the blues. Drawing on classics from masters including Free, Bad Company, Gary Moore and ZZ Top, all delivered with their unique brand of 'Monkeyness', they are a must-see for all lovers of groove-laden quality.

So if you are lucky enough to catch them, get yourself ready for a night of quality classic rock (the gift that keeps on giving) with only one warning - prolonged exposure is guaranteed to make you a fully-fledged 'Monkey Fingerer!'

Members £free
Non-members / guests £2.00


John Rowe @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) Permanent link

John Rowe

Rumour Entertainments present -
John Rowe - An excellent male vocal entertainer covering hits from across the decades.


David Cotterill @ Six Bar, Alsager View map - Six Bar Permanent link

David Cotterill

Established local guitarist/vocalist David Cotterill brings his solo show to Six Bar.

The guitarist from NWOBHM legends 'Demon', will be playing an ecclectic mix of Acoustic Country, Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop and Rock in his unique style!


Andy Mac @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Jonathan Kent @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


The Casino Allstars @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

The Casino Allstars

The Casino Allstars were formed in November 2009 with the aim of being the first true Northern Soul band. Paul Kidd and Big Al are the remaining original members.

Various other members have joined over the years, including Sarah Dickens who became an instant hit with fans.

The line-up is now the best ever, with top rate musicians!


Back To The Future @ The Rising Sun Vaults, Crewe View map - The Rising Sun Vaults Permanent link

Sunday 26th Nov 2017

Soul N Motion @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Soul N Motion

Soul N Motion - The ultimate party band!

Soul N Motion are a six piece funk & soul wedding and party band from Birmingham playing a wide range of classic and modern soul & funk songs.

Early show - 6.15pm start.


Buddy Holly And The Cricketers @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Buddy Holly And The Cricketers

Holly At Christmas 2017 - 25 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”


“The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more” - The Stage
“Buddy brilliant!” - Graham Norton, BBC One
“Fantastic…The best… tremendous night out…I can’t praise the show enough ” - The Kent and Sussex Courier
“Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Buddy Holly and The Cricketers” - Somerset County Gazette

£19.50
Groups 10 + £16

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. 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


Funkbreakers @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Sam Lyon @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

5pm


Retro 80's @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Retro 80's

Retro 80's - Love the 80's? Then this is the night for you. A fantastic 80's male duo who will be treating to you all those classic tunes from the decade that brought you Erasure, Human League, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Gary Newman to name just a few...

Retro 80's duo have been in the music industry for 25 years and have performed for 10 years as a duo.
They use keyboard generated backing with keyboard accompaniment.

They do the ska era such as The Specials, Bad Manners and Madness and also do the new romantic part of the 80's such as OMD,Spandau Ballet, Kraftwerk and Erasure.

You can relive the 80's at The Broughton Arms from 7:30pm


NSS Band @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

NSS

The NSS are probably Crewe's premier party band, rocking for over 20 years, they were a polished act back then and still deliver a cracking, consistent set of 70s soul and disco, with a few newbies thrown in for good measure!

Lead singer Al Dwyer works the crowd effortlessly and just has a simple, comfortable stage presence that lures you in. They've been touring the country for years and it's always great to see them back in Crewe...

Don't miss this free gig!
Early evening show. 6.00pm start.

Monday 27th Nov 2017

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

Tuesday 28th Nov 2017

Jam Session @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


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


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

Wednesday 29th Nov 2017

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


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

Thursday 30th Nov 2017

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

JLS

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


Jim Kirkpatrick (FM/Bernie Marsden),

Les Hunt (Climax Blues Band/Hunter/Demon)

Steve Hayes (Nearly Dan/Barflys).


Three guys with impeccable pedigrees who front their own bands and have considerable reputations as guitarists and vocalists in other highly regarded outfits come together as friends and make up one of the most impressive acoustic trios you are likely to see anywhere.

Jim Kirkpatrick of FM, Bernie Marsden Band, and Heavy Weather. Lester Hunt of the Climax Blues Band, Hunter, and Demon. Stevie Hayes of Nearly Dan, The Barflys.

Together they have forged an exceptional reputation as JLS. Prepare to be impressed!


On stage at 9pm

FREE admission!



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

Beardsmith

Beardsmith are a family band that have taken two or three different forms across the years. The current line up is a usually a 5 piece. The four brothers - Graham, Gary, Ged and Gil and their father Neil.

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.

Expect a mix of popular covers with a selection of original songs too.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


Sarah Miller & Dan Machin @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


Jonathan Kent @ 13 Club, Alsager View map - 13 Club Permanent link

Nostalgia night
£3 adv, £4 otd.


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


Open Mic Night @ The Lower Chequer, Sandbach View map - The Lower Chequer Permanent link

With Slug and friends...

Friday 1st Dec 2017

Mark Hollywood @ The Cheshire Cheese, Shavington View map - The Cheshire Cheese Permanent link

Mrk Hollywood

Great singer and guitarist from Chester, playing lively classic hits from the rock and pop decades.



Expect favourites from -

Queen,

The Killers,

Ed Sheeran,

Kings Of Leon,

Mike and The Mechanics,

The Beatles and more....


Rain @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Rain

Light hearted songs, with a twist of jazz from Stoke.

Band members Sheena (vocals) and Graeme (acoustic guitar/bass) began RAIN after a chat over a nice cup of tea. Both members at the time were in other bands and decided that they wanted to take their music into different directions. With the dynamic guitar playing of Graeme and the dramatic vocals of Sheena this duo bring all the elements together in their performance to deliver a memorable show guaranteed to keep the audience wanting more!


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

The Hewitts



The Hewitts are a married, multi-award winning, nationally recognised duo with live performances in front of millions on the Paul O'Grady Show, Radio 1, ITV News and many more.


Multiple national honours include winner of 'The Next Big Thing' London, Open Mic UK Finalist and winner of the first Stoke's Top Talent, Winner of Young Entertainer of the Year and Winner of Young Entertainer of the Year.


Electro 80's @ The Crosville Club, Crewe View map - The Crosville Club Permanent link

+ Nathan Moore

£10.00


Mick Taylor @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Mick Taylor

An evening of Soul, with Mick Taylor.

Expect classics from American Soul, Northern Soul and Motown.


Mutha Humbucker @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Mutha Humbucker

2017 sees local lads Mutha Humbucker celebrating 11 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!


The Mouse Outfit @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

£3


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

Deepsnake

Deepsnake was formed in October 2007 and they are ready!!!!

They are ready to take you to the heights of musical ecstasy with classic Deep Purple and Whitesnake tracks!!!

It's a tight thunderous and smouldering performance combined with fun to give you a guaranteed fantastic night!!

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


Bobcat Billy's Moonshine Mission @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Micki as Whitney Houston @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


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

artizan

Artizan are a 5 piece band from Crewe.

Each member has been in a prior popular band or even two!!!
A cream of the crop collaboration you might say; a very talented group of individuals who know and understand the requirements of a good entertaining show; full of energy and a few laughs and a storming sound that will have you wondering why they have left it so long to come together.

The band cover many styles of music including Rock Soul Blues and even a little Pop but with a fresh new approach to Artists like The Commitments, Bon Jovi, Wild Cherry, Toto, Deacon Blue, Peter Gabriel, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Kings Of Leon, Train, Stereophonics and Clapton.


Pastry Shoes @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

Saturday 2nd Dec 2017

The Roy Orbison Experience @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

The Roy Orbison Experience

This is the most poignant and accurate tribute to the legendary “Big O” you are ever likely to see, performed by Paul Hopkins. This is not just another impersonator – this is someone who can bring Roy Orbison back to the stage, and to the hearts of his fans worldwide. This is "The Roy Orbison Experience"

Roy Orbison was a musical genius and prolific songwriter, and is still sorely missed. "The Roy Orbison Experience" gives you the chance to see what it might have been like to watch this great man in concert.

Paul Hopkins has performed worldwide with his Roy Orbison tribute show, in theatres, at corporate events, on prestigious cruise liners like the Queen Mary 2 and has appeared on BBC television and radio, all due to his remarkable talent. A more authentic & accurate Roy Orbison tribute will not be found.

Paul Hopkins has the voice, the look, the charisma… Paul Hopkins is the closet thing to Roy Orbison you will ever see!

+ Tony Roscoe (comedian)

+ Lydia Jordan (excellent vocalist)

Tickets £3.00 members. £4.50 non-members.
Adults only.
Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


SWaY @ Harrisons, Nantwich View map - Harrisons Permanent link

SWaY

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!


Rob Stevens @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Rob Stevens

The Four Eagles presents....


Rob Stevens as Meatloaf and mixed covers.


Rob is a multi-tribute act from Cannock, here with his Meat Loaf Hits Out Of Hell and more familiar songs.


His amazing tribute to Meat Loaf has to be seen to be believed!


Salt Rox @ Kinderton Hotel, Middlewich View map - Kinderton Hotel Permanent link


Genetics @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Genetics

A debut at Shavington Club for Genetics - A father and daughter musical duo.

Glenn is a professional keyboard player, singer and music producer with 25 years experience

Emily is 19 years old and is qualified in singing, piano, flute and musical theatre and has been performing live since she was 8 years old.

Expect a great mix of familiar songs.


Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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


Vavoom! @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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.”

9.00pm


Stepping Lane @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


Amanda @ The Horse Shoe, Crewe View map - The Horse Shoe Permanent link


The Johnny Miller Band @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

The Johnny Miller Band

Ex Billy J Kramer drummer Johnny Miller brings his all-star band back to The Raven for some good old-fashioned Rock 'n' Roll…!


Baxter @ Street, Nantwich View map - Street Permanent link


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

The Start

THE START are a high energy Mod / Indie / Ska / Punk band

Comprising Graeme on vocals / trumpet / harmonica, Tony on bass/backing vocals, Adam on rhythm guitar, Nathan on lead guitar, Charlie on drums and Neil on keyboards / sax / backing vocals.

Covering songs from the Specials, Jam, Clash, UB40, Arctic Monkeys, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Kinks, Courteeners and more...


Slug @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


Abba Twins @ The Royal British Legion, Middlewich View map - The Royal British Legion Permanent link

£5


Conor Thackray @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Hollywood Nites @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) Permanent link

Hollywood Nites

Hollywood Nites are a fantastic showband hailing from Stoke On Trent.
A stunning, not to be missed, band. Performing every genre from pop through to rock!

Pink, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Evanescence, Kings Of Leon, Cher, AC/DC, Heart, Bryan Adams, Jackie Wilson, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Stereophonics, Tom Jones and loads loads more. These are just some of the artists featured in this stunning performance. Tight vocal harmonies and 4 fantastic individual voices promise a great night!


Bowie Experience @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie.

A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy including Life on Mars, Space Oddity, China Girl, Heroes and a whole lot more!

Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

★★★★★
“Phenomenal”
“Absolutely brilliant”

Ticketmaster Reviews


Tickets: £27.50, Concessions: £25.50, Groups 8+: £22.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


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

Wizdom

WIZDOM are a three-man group, consisting of Mike on drums and vocals, Jacob on guitar and Ian on bass and vocals, based in both Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The set list consists of well-known songs - all of which are chosen because they are guaranteed crowd pleasers and have seen the charts over the last 40 years - 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's and more!


Paul Gibson's Bowie and Glam Rock Show @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Paul Gibson

Paul's first set will be a tribute to Bowie followed by the Glam Rock Show.

Expect to hear classic T Rex hits Hot Love, Ride A White Swan, Metal Guru, Jeepster, Telegram Sam, 20th Century Boy and more Glam Rock hits from the likes of Slade, Sweet, Showaddywaddy, Queen, Mud, 10CC, Sparks and more...

If you are up for a party this is an amazing night!

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2

Sunday 3rd Dec 2017

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!

This is an early evening show. 6.15pm start.




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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Jim and Al @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


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


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

Flameproof

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

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.

6.00pm start.



Monday 4th Dec 2017

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


Benidorm's Irish Rovers @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Benidorm's Irish Rovers

FOR one night only, Benidorm's Irish Rovers arrive in Crewe.

The Guinness, the craic and the music will certainly flow when in-demand six-piece band come to Crewe complete with fiddle, guitar, banjo, whistle and a rock rhythm section.

During a ten-year residency in Benidorm’s legendary Shamrock Bar, the band have finely honed their sound and music to perfection.

Equally able to produce memorable versions of Irish traditional songs and tunes as well as their own distinctive and unique takes on the work of rock music giants such as U2 or Kings Of Leon, their set is always a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

***LATE BAR!!!***


Acoustic Singaround Session @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Tuesday 5th Dec 2017

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

Acoustic Open Mic

Jam Session @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


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

Wednesday 6th Dec 2017

Green Bullet @ Nantwich Town FC, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Town FC Permanent link


The Cat Christmas Party


Celebrate the Christmas season with The Cat 107.9FM, your community radio station for Crewe, Nantwich and the surrounding areas.

Join them at Nantwich Town Football Club for a night of live music from local band Green Bullet along with prize draw and raffle plus a special appearance from The Cat's mascot Twichy!

Christmas jumpers welcome!


£5

Tickets from thecatchristmasparty.brownpapertickets.com
and
www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk.


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


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


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

Thursday 7th Dec 2017

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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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

Beardsmith

The UK No.1 Family Band play an amazing show of classic songs from across the genres.

This multi-vocal and multi-instrumental show will have you on the edge of your seats. Expect songs from Queen, Bon Jovi, Guns n' Roses, Pink, U2, Journey, Kings Of Leon and much more...!


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

Friday 8th Dec 2017

Hayley Strangelove @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Hayley Strangelove

Hayley Strangelove is an acoustic singer/songwriter, hailing from Merseyside and currently residing in Crewe, Cheshire...

30-something years old with blue hair (for now), a beat up guitar and a unique outlook on life, Hayley wrote her first song at the tender age of 19 after banging out some chords and being pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

After singing in many cover bands, ranging from jazz and blues through to heavy rock, Hayley formed her own band in 2001 to write original material and put her own style of music on the map. She is one half of local legends Baxter.

After experimenting with different sounds, different people, different versions of songs and finally learning to play some instruments herself, Hayley decided that solo was good too (sometimes!!).

And so here we have a gal with a guitar, an eclectic array of unusual self penned gems, often written with tongue planted firmly in her cheek, but all originating and delivered straight from the heart.


Tony Jones @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Tony Jones



The Flying Lady and Viva Music Promotions present -



Tony Jones



Tony Jones is a young talented personality vocalist.



Expect a great evening of familiar songs!



This is a free event.



9ish start.


The Pink Pumps @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Belinda as Adele @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


Indecision @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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!


Andy Harrison @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Andy Harrison

Andy Harrison from Telford is a popular accomplished performer, often seen in the pubs and clubs around the area.

Andy is an accomplished guitarist with an extensive and varied repertoire.

Over the years he has played in rock bands, club bands, pop bands and orchestra pits. He's even played solo at Ronnie Scotts!


The Emperors Of The North @ The Bridge Inn, Audlem View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

The Emperors Of The North

Once upon a time....way back in the annals of time....before Adam were a lad.... as they say in Yorkshire... a guitarist wandered into a magic cave, (actually it was a dry dock at the Venetian Marina but hey, who cares !!).

The guitarist enquired of the keeper of this magic cave, “I say old chap, can you paint my bottom black”.

Before he had a chance to reply with a well chosen witticism, the guitarist spotted an ancient document, roughly pinned to the cave wall which contained ghostly images of people unknown from distant lands.

(Actually it was a faded photo of a local rock band called Sinner)

“I say old chap, do you play in a band” said the guitarist. “Oh yes” said the keeper of the cave....” do you? “. “Not at the moment “came the guitarist’s reply.

What happened next has been lost in the dim and distant past, but what we do know is that eventually the guitarist and the keeper of the magic cave discovered another, secret, magic cave, within the magic cave (otherwise known as a loft) and it was from within this place that strange sounds began to escape across the marina on a Saturday afternoon.

Sounds made by various strange and mystical instruments which in their own turn and been fashioned by ancient and revered craftsmen wizards called Fender, Marshall, Vox, Peavey and not forgetting ....Gibson.

As time passed other mysterious persons came along to contribute to these strange sounds (otherwise known as music) and eventually a passable kind of pleasant listening started to emerge and attract the attention of unwary passersby.

Not only were there guitarists in this happy band but bass players, singers and yes.....even drummers came to join in the throng....but alas...none stayed for too long... UNTIL NOW THAT IS!!


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
CAN WE PRESENT FOR YOUR PLEASURE AND ENTERTAINMENT….

Rock covers from Emperors of the North!
This is a free gig. 9pm start.


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


ELO Again @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

ELO Again

ELO AGAIN really do give you a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in their heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction light show and visual effects.

All the big hits are performed – LIVIN’ THING, SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN, 10538 OVERTURE, WILD WEST HERO, THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP, TELEPHONE LINE, TURN TO STONE plus many, many more.
ELO AGAIN provide the full effect of ELO’s orchestrations, full of depth and tone and they certainly know how to entertain, as the hits just keep on coming. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin make this show the best ELO tribute out there and certainly the most musically authentic. Their version of MR BLUE SKY is full of passion and fervour and will have the whole auditorium jumping to its feet, dancing, clapping and singing well into the night.

A NIGHT OF ELO performed by ELO AGAIN brings back the age of Glam Rock to the 21st century and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic

Tickets £26.00, Groups 8+: £19.00
EARLY BIRD OFFER: Book before 30 September 2017 and get £2.50 off each ticket

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Electro 80's @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

SOLD OUT


Hanami Family @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

Saturday 9th Dec 2017

Harry Holmes @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Harry Holmes

Harry Holmes is an acoustic singer-songwriter originally from Stoke-on-Trent who is now based in Liverpool.
Harry is currently working on new original material for an upcoming EP. He has years of experience entertaining audiences with his “cheeky chappy” charm from the Midlands, Manchester and Liverpool.
The young singer-songwriter has been recently described as an “Amazing Talent” by The Wanted’s Max George. His influences range from Country to Contemporary Pop music. His music has been described as personal, relatable and lyrically raw in both his up-beat, catchy, songs and chilled, captivating ballads which are performed with just his voice, guitar and loop pedal.


Everybody by Backstreet Boys performed by Harry Holmes at the Liverpool Regional Final of TeenStar singing contest.
Acts went through at the Liverpool singing contest with the chance to win prizes and perform at the National Grand Final.
TeenStar is one of the largest national singing contests exclusively for teenagers and pre teens in the UK.


Phil Maddocks and The Outdoor Angels @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Phil Maddocks

A chance to see one of the North West's finest acoustic performers playing in Crewe with his band!

Phil Maddocks returns to The Sydney Arms to play a selection of his original acoustic songs, along with a few selected cover versions.

Phil has enjoyed rave reviews for his live shows and recorded work. He has supported acts including Tom Hingley (ex-Inspiral Carpets), The Christians, Mark Radcliffe & Foes, John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), Strawbs and Big Country.

For this show, he will be joined by Nick Bayes on acoustic bass and Rick Wilson on drums.

His second album (with his regular sidekick Nick Bayes), Knock and Run, is out soon...


Paula Ann @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) Permanent link

Paula Ann

A return to The White Lion for popular vocalist Paula Ann. A fantastic night last time, with a great selection of familiar songs.


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

The Three

The Three (Graham Fielden, Ian Taylor and Ian Edmundson) are three skilled players from Bolton who have teamed up to take an enjoyable rock show out on the road.

Ian - bass (ex Kerbcrawlers) and Ian - guitar (ex Riff Raff, AIM) previously played together in a band called Mother's Ruin. Graham is well-known as the drummer with RCA-signed band Shabby Tiger, (discography), which toured Europe quite regularly, even being supported by The Sex Pistols.

The band came together when Ian joined on guitar to replace a departing member of an existing jam night band. They enjoyed playing together and decided to make this their main priority at the start of 2017 and to give up their other bands.

After what could have been a quick discussion, the band name The Three was settled upon.

The band put together a setlist that they had always wanted to play. There were not going to be any of those songs that people wouldn't remember, or need a music degree to understand. It was going to be fun. New ideas and requests quite often make it into the set... unless you want Ed Sheeran or Meatloaf.

Bassist Ian sacked his old band in September 2016 and The Three started off playing full live shows the weekend after that.. Fortunately, the gigs came in thick and fast, as they have contacts and are often approached by venues.

As a result of some hard work, crafting a fun set and playing some great shows, always getting re-bookings, the band are booking up nicely for 2018.


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


Indecision @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club 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!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Heavy Weather @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link


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

Revolution

A great four-piece band covering some classic rock and popular tunes from the Beatles, Kinks, Hendrix, T-Rex through to the Foo Fighters, RHCP, Thin Lizzy and more...


Tumblin' Dice @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


Release (acoustic) @ Six Bar, Alsager View map - Six Bar Permanent link

Release (acoustic)

An rare acoustic set from Stoke-based Release

Expect total remasters of their original tracks and the odd cover, using violin, vocals, guitar, synthesiser and drum machine.


The New Casuals @ 13 Club, Alsager View map - 13 Club Permanent link

£10


Little Blue Box @ Kinderton Hotel, Middlewich View map - Kinderton Hotel Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Alisha Parker @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


The 3 @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


Mutha Humbucker @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Mutha Humbucker

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!

8.30pm start
Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00

Sunday 10th Dec 2017

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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Callum Wright @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


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

Boomin

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.

This is an early evening show. 6.15pm start.



NSS Band @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial Permanent link

NSS

The NSS are probably Crewe's premier party band, rocking for over 20 years, they were a polished act back then and still deliver a cracking, consistent set of 70s soul and disco, with a few newbies thrown in for good measure!

Lead singer Al Dwyer works the crowd effortlessly and just has a simple, comfortable stage presence that lures you in. They've been touring the country for years and it's always great to see them back in Crewe...

Don't miss this free gig!
Early evening show. 6.00pm start.


Gavin Allport @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Gavin Allport

Solo acoustic covers act based in Stoke-on-Trent.

This is a 4.00pm afternoon show.

Monday 11th Dec 2017

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

Tuesday 12th Dec 2017

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


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


The Chris Bevington Organisation @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

The Chris Bevington Organisation

A fantastic 9-piece blues band featuring Jim Kirkpatrick on guitar, Chris Bevington hit the Blues scene in 2014 with the release of their debut album “Chris Bevington & Friends.”

The album topped the Blues Charts in the UK and the USA receiving fantastic reviews in both the Blues and Rock communities.

Since then, the 9 piece band have toured up and down the UK and have grown a solid reputation for their live performances.

2016 brought the release of the second album “Better Start Cookin” which received BBC Radio 2 airplay by Paul Jones and charted in the UK Blues charts. The album features a number of star guests including Robert Hart, George Glover and Rebecca Downes.

8pm start.
£7 (tickets available from the bar).


Jam Session @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


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

Wednesday 13th Dec 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 14th Dec 2017

Jim Kirkpatrick @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist and musician from Cheshire, England. With over 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.

He is currently the touring guitarist with Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards' band - Rhino's Revenge.


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


Open Mic Night @ The Lower Chequer, Sandbach View map - The Lower Chequer Permanent link

With Slug and friends...


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


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

Beardsmith

Beardsmith are one of the UK's best bands for hire.
Based in Nantwich, they have been entertaining audiences in the UK and Europe for 16 years and really need no further introduction to the Cosey audience!

The current line up is a 5 piece. Four brothers Graham, Gary, Ged and Gil and their father Neil.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 15th Dec 2017

Ronni Rox @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Ronnie Rox


The Flying Lady and Viva Music Promotions present -



Ronni Rox



Ronni is an established female singer with an amazing rocky-edged voice who sings hits from Motown, Rock and current day music.


Expect a great evening of familiar songs!



This is a free event.



9ish start.


Mark Hollywood @ The Cheshire Cheese, Shavington View map - The Cheshire Cheese Permanent link

Mrk Hollywood

Great singer and guitarist from Chester, playing lively classic hits from the rock and pop decades.



Expect favourites from -

Queen,

The Killers,

Ed Sheeran,

Kings Of Leon,

Mike and The Mechanics,

The Beatles and more....


Lauren May @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


Heavy Weather @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather are a hard hitting three piece blues/rock band fronted by FM and Bernie Marsden Band guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. They perform a mixture of popular originals and well-worked covers.

Jim is primarily known as the guitarist with British melodic rock legends FM with whom he has toured with such greats as Journey, Foreigner and Toto as well as having appeared at festivals such as Download and Graspop.

With FM Jim has co-written three albums and several Radio 2 playlisted songs. As well as his tenure in FM, Jim plays guitar regularly for Whitesnake's Bernie Marsden (writer of Here I Go Again) and singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore and is regarded as one of the UK's premier slide guitarists.

Free admission. 9pm start.


The Ghosties @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


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

Melissa

Vocalist from El Diva performing solo -

Expect 80's and 90's dance and soul classics.


Lil' Vinny @ Kinderton Hotel, Middlewich View map - Kinderton Hotel Permanent link


Kazabian @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

£tbc


Jason Huxley @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link


UK Bjorn @ Alsager Civic Centre, Alsager View map - Alsager Civic Centre Permanent link

UK Bjorn

Having appeared on TV, UK Bjorn top the pile of Abba tributes, bringing you a brilliantly authentic sound played by fantastic musicians in perfectly replicated costumes. With high-energy dance routines UK Bjorn have used all of their performance experience to create a fantastic stage show guaranteed to leave you cheering for more!

This is a fundraising event in aid of the Alsager Music Festival. Next year's festival will take place on the weekend of 14/15th July and the organising committee are now busy fund-raising so that they can ensure it's smooth running.

This first fund-raising event, which takes place on 15th December, is Abba Tribute - UK Bjorn, who headlined this year's festival and return to Alsager Civic for what is expected to be a fun-filled night.

Tickets are £10 in advance from the venue or online at wwww.wegottickets.com or www.alsagermusicfestival.co.uk


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

Mutha Humbucker

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


Pete Frampton's Escape Committee @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Saturday 16th Dec 2017

Oli Ng Trio @ The Cheshire Academy Of Integrated Sports And Arts, Crewe View map - The Cheshire Academy Of Integrated Sports And Arts Permanent link

Broad Street Xmas Concert

The Annual Christmas Concert at The Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Arts / The Broad Street Project.

Featuring The Oli Ng Trio

+ Carl North

+ Jack Marshall

+ MicWire


7:00pm Doors
7:30pm Start

Ticket Price: £7.00
includes Hot Supper (Bring your own drinks)


Tickets available at Centre Reception or via

www.olingmusic.bigcartel.com.


Little Miss Motown @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Little Miss Motown

Little Miss Motown


Little Miss Motown -Billie Dee takes the huge hits of soul and Motown and combines it with her experience in the fabulous showbands Soul and Devotion and Commitments 2 to create a knockout show that will fill the dance floor all night.


Billie Dee has fabulous voice and a personality to match.


Voted VIVA Female Vocalist of the Year 2012/13.


This is a free gig!


Kiss The Blarney @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Kiss The Blarney

Kiss The Blarney is a traditional(ish) Irish band, playing music both from the Irish tradition and from contemporary bands and artists such as the Saw Doctors and Van Morrison.

They play everything from stomping chorus songs such as the Wild Rover and Black Velvet Band to the more reflective ballads like Carrickfergus - though they tend to concentrate on the more uptempo and cheerful Irish material!

The band is led by the singing of John and Arthur, supported by John's bass and guitar, driven mightily along by Robbie’s guitar and banjo while Arthur plays everything from fiddle and accordion to mandolin, flute, harmonica and sax.


Messenger @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) 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, Weezer, The Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Rod Stewart, Eric Capton, Blondie etc.

You won't be disappointed!


Paul Larcombe as Elvis @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

SOLD OUT


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

The Jalapeños

A SPICY set of rock ’n’ roll mayhem is in store when The Jalapeños drop in!

The three-piece made up of guitarist Charlie Davidson, Doctor Martyn on bass and drummer Diamond Dave have been touring for well over 10 years, building up a reputation for energetic and visual shows.

The Jalapeños stand out as a trio of rockers who take turns with their distinctive lead vocals and all get to play at the front of the stage.

The Jalapeños have blazed a trail of rock'n'roll mayhem throughout the UK since 1997 and show no signs of stopping!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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


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

The Sound Party

A welcome return to The Raven for The Sound Party, a three-piece Rock, Pop and Indie group from Staffordshire, playing hits from the 60's to the present day.

Ant - Guitar & Vocals
Ash - Bass & Vocals
James - Drums


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


The Jem @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


The John Colins Band @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link


Sam Lyon @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


Tumblin' Dice @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Tumblin' Dice

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


Della & The Fellas @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Della & The Fellas

Della and The Fellas have one of the best female rock vocalists in the area and often play on the metal side of classic rock. They are Della (vocals), T Demarre (that fella on geetar), Trig (Bass) and Paul Cregg (drums).

Trig and Della are Kiss fans - "probably the biggest Kiss fans in the world"! Trig has played in a number of touring bands such as Bi Jovi and he brings not only his musical talents as a bass player but his unique ability to sing higher than someone who can sing really really high. He does this by contorting his knap sack in odd ways. Its a marvellous thing to behold!

Della was the lead vocalist for High Risk, Sin Sity and Vena Cava and is back to rock the world in D&TF. She had major critical success in Vena Cava and hopes this foray back into the rock scene will be just as cool. She still has the ace voice and has new tattoos to sport at gigs around the area!

T Demarre plays guitar and that's that really. His inspiration comes from Kings X and more recently Nick Drake. Some may know him from his time with Junkyard Dogs.

Paul is a haaauge Iron Maiden fan and sings the occasional harmony vocal.

A female vocalist and a concotion of great rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, make Della and The Fellas an enticing brew of entertainment.

Sunday 17th Dec 2017

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!

6.15pm early show


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


NSS Band @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

NSS

The NSS are probably Crewe's premier party band, rocking for over 20 years, they were a polished act back then and still deliver a cracking, consistent set of 70s soul and disco, with a few newbies thrown in for good measure!

Lead singer Al Dwyer works the crowd effortlessly and just has a simple, comfortable stage presence that lures you in. They've been touring the country for years and it's always great to see them back in Crewe...

Don't miss this free gig!
Early evening show. 6.00pm start.


Baxter @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Monday 18th Dec 2017

Acoustic Singaround Session @ 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 19th Dec 2017

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


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


Jam Session @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

Wednesday 20th Dec 2017

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


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

Thursday 21st Dec 2017

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


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

Beardsmith

The UK No.1 Family Band play an amazing show of classic songs from across the genres.

This multi-vocal and multi-instrumental show will have you on the edge of your seats. Expect songs from Queen, Bon Jovi, Guns n' Roses, Pink, U2, Journey, Kings Of Leon and much more...!

CHRISTMAS JUMPER PARTY GIG!
FREE SHOT FOR BEST (AND WORST!) JUMPERS!


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Baxter @ Street, Nantwich View map - Street Permanent link


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

Friday 22nd Dec 2017

Baxter @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Baxter


Offbeat Christmas Special!


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!





Samantha Lloyd @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Samantha Lloyd

Samantha Lloyd Is an upcoming Singer - Songwriter from Stoke On Trent.

After working with the talented Producer Justin Johnson (Raintown, Thorne Hill, Blue Genes, Hollie May, Sam Hollyman, Narn etc) Samantha released her debut EP on the 28th March 2016 peaking in the iTunes Album Country Charts at number 12.

Samantha's debut EP "Now That You're Gone" is written truly from experience and is it sang soulfully from the heart.

"It’s pure, profound and promising. Six tracks where Samantha wears her heart on her sleeve, and lets her emotions and experiences flow through the fretboard and her serene vocals" - Roaddog reviews.

Samantha has had a passion for music from a young age. Having trained in Musical Theatre and going on to become a self-employed musician, Samantha's determination and hard working upbringing certainly shines through.

Samantha chose to create a Country - Pop EP purely because this is the music that Samantha loves the most. Uplifting and foot-tapping yet real, emotional and meaningful.

Samantha has performed to many audiences, her favourite are the intimate locations in which she has met new people who share the same passion in music as Samantha does.


The Juke Jam @ The Cheshire Cheese, Shavington View map - The Cheshire Cheese Permanent link








Live music at The Cheshire Cheese from


The Juke Jam!














This is a free gig!


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

The Jem

Ever popular and hard working local three-piece covers act The Jem bring their interpretation of classic crowd pleasers from the 60's - present day to The Flying Lady in Sydney.

Each member of the band has a vast amount of gigging experience in pubs and clubs, weddings and parties and any other occasion requiring live music. The Jem always get the audience involved - strutting their stuff on the dancefloor!
With their light hearted banter and solid musicianship the audience are rarely disappointed!

This is a free gig, 9ish start.


Brass Monkees @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Brass Monkees

A welcome return to The Raven for Brass Monkees - A great eight-piece Funk, Soul and Motown Party band based in Cheshire.

Chris Davies - Alto Sax
Steve (lil red) Atherton - Trumpet
Chris Langford - Trombone
Steve Hickson - Guitar
Jackie Hughes - Vocals
Mike Machin - Drums
John Wheater - Vocals
Joe Hilton - Bass



Elvis by Jason Dale @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

Jason Dale

Jason Dale has been performing his tribute to the King, Elvis Presley, for some years now and has built an excellent reputation around the globe as arguably the best in the business.

With a voice that most Elvis stylists would die for, together with costume changes and every move that mimics the King makes you truly believe you are watching Elvis himself!


Tony Jones @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


Lazlo Baby @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


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

Amanda

2010 Female Artist of the Year, powerhouse female vocalist with a bubbly warm personality.

Formerly of Amnesty Duo, Amanda has been blowing audiences away with her solo show, and gives Shirley Bassey a run for her money!


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

The Start

The Start!!

Comprising Graeme on vocals / trumpet / harmonica, Tony on bass/backing vocals, Adam on rhythm guitar, Nathan on lead guitar, Charlie on drums and Neil on keyboards / sax / backing vocals.

Covering songs from the Specials, Jam, Clash, UB40, Arctic Monkeys, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Kinks, Courteeners and more...

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

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Messenger @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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, Weezer, The Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Rod Stewart, Eric Capton, Blondie etc.

You won't be disappointed!


Andy Mac @ The Crown (Earle Street), Crewe View map - The Crown (Earle Street) Permanent link

Andy Mac

THE CROWN CHRISTMAS JUMPER PARTY
WITH ANDY MAC


Excellent local vocalist singing songs from Motown, Bublé, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson and loads of modern chart topping singles.

Andy managed to make it to the last 20 male singers on X-Factor 2016 at boot camp!

"Guaranteed a good show filled with astonishing vocals!"

This is a free gig.


The Courtbetweeners @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

£tbc


Beardsmith @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Saturday 23rd Dec 2017

Baxter @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

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!





Luke Gessner does Bublé @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Luke Gessner does Bublé

Luke has 14 years of performance experience, appearing for his first gig at just age 14, following a love for swing handed down from his father, he would often be heard singing the Frank Sinatra classics as a child. It was not long after that Luke could be found treading the boards at the Regent Theatre as part of Jill Clewes Performing Arts, a basis that polished his performance skills and confidence on stage.

Since then Luke completed an A-Level music course at St. Joseph’s College, and so his career came to life. Another performance at the Regent Theatre followed, starring in Little Shop of Horrors as ‘The Plant.’ This would lead to starring as ‘Galileo’ in We Will Rock You, culminating in performing in New York at the Bleecker Street Theatre in musical ‘The Rippers 5.’

This is his tribute to the songs of Michael Bublé.


Slug @ Kinderton Hotel, Middlewich View map - Kinderton Hotel Permanent link


Pete Robinson @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) Permanent link

Pete Robinson

Established solo artist Pete Robinson plays at The White Lion (Ford Lane).

Expect covers from the likes of Coldplay, Razorlight, Snow Patrol, Killers, Kings Of Leon, Magic, James Bay, UB40, Oasis, The Verve, The View and Artic Monkeys...

This is a free gig!


Off The Shelf @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf are a popular Crewe based 5 piece rock/pop covers band

Known for their great sound and on stage dynamic, Off The Shelf have become a firm favourite with local venues performing everything from Bryan Adams to Stereophonics with a little Bruce Springsteen and Cheap Trick thrown in the mix (Check out their Proclaimers/T-rex mash-up!!!).




Vavoom! @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington 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.”

8.30pm start
Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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

The Start

THE START are a high energy Mod / Indie / Ska / Punk band

Comprising Graeme on vocals / trumpet / harmonica, Tony on bass/backing vocals, Adam on rhythm guitar, Nathan on lead guitar, Charlie on drums and Neil on keyboards / sax / backing vocals.

Covering songs from the Specials,Jam,Clash,UB40, Arctic Monkeys,Rifles,Pigeon Detectives,Kinks,Courteeners and more...


Sarah as Abba @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


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

The Fuse

The Fuse are a fabulous 3-piece covers band from Liverpool who specialise in 60s & 70s pop & rock classics and dance-type stuff with harmony and excitement, and a powerful tight delivery.

They cover hits from The Who, Beatles, Stones, Bad Co, Small Faces, Wilson Pickett, Free, Kinks, Slade, Bowie, all sorts, all classics.

This is a free show! 9ish start...


Urban Gorilla @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


Sid St John @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Sid St John

Sid is from Newcastle-under-Lyme and is well known as The Soulster in the area. He has been entertaining lovers of Soul & Motown for many years. Sid just loves to sing his tribute to Motown & Soul Music, and with so much passion. It doesn't matter how many times you see him, there will always be different songs you've not heard him do before!


The Sound Party @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

The Sound Party

A welcome return to The Eight Farmers for The Sound Party, a three-piece Rock, Pop and Indie group from Staffordshire, playing popular hits from the 60's to the present day.

Ant - Guitar & Vocals
Ash - Bass & Vocals
James - Drums

9ish start.


Banned From The Attic @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Banned From The Attic

Banned From The Attic are a five-piece rock, pop and indie covers band that play parties, weddings, pubs and clubs across the North West.

The band's eclectic repertoire, spanning from '60s classics right up to modern-day hits and with all your party anthems in between, ensures there's something for everyone and a high-energy performance is guaranteed!

What makes the band stand out is the sense of fun and enjoyment they bring, as well as the high quality of their live sound.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Dan Budd as Robbie Wiliiams @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Dan Budd

Dan Budd is without doubt one of the most entertaining, charismatic and energetic Robbie Williams tribute acts currently performing on the UK Entertainment circuit today!

He has exploded onto the local scene in a way truly reminiscent of the man himself! His energy and commitment levels are boundless and his resemblance to Robbie is striking to say the least.

So let him completely entertain you with the latest, the greatest and the swing hits too! As well as some covers and less known personal favorites from Dan's own personal collection.

He is truly one of the most remarkable individual performers around today! He looks, sounds and fully embraces the persona of Robbie Williams..

Get ready for a great night!
8.00pm start.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


The Purpletones @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link

Sunday 24th Dec 2017

Deano as Gary Barlow @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Deano as Gary Barlow

Deano, one of the UK's most versatile tribute artistes performs songs of Gary Barlow & Take That. Deano has perfected every aspect of Gary's live performances, his mannerisms, stage presence and audience interaction are delivered with total class mirroring the man himself. This classic pop tribute show is guaranteed to get the audience dancing from start to finish singing along with so many classic hits including...

Since I Saw You Last
Patience
Greatest Day
Pray
A Million Love Songs
Shine
How Deep Is Your Love
So Help Me Girl
Sure
Everything Changes

And many more...



Jam Night @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


CHRISTMAS EVE JAM NIGHT!

All acts, guitarists and singers are welcome to get up on stage and show off their talents!

PA, drums, mics and amps provided.

Everyone welcome, performers and spectators.

Hosted by Callum Wright and Stephen Robinson.

9pm start


Ben Maitland @ Six Bar, Alsager View map - Six Bar Permanent link

Ben Maitland

Ben Maitland, frontman of Shakermaker, playing a mix of acoustic indie classics from Oasis, Stereophonics, Kings Of Leon, The Jam and many more...


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


The Thingyo's @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


Eddie Brown @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Eddie Brown

Excellent soul and Motown singer who has toured with the American Drifters.

Not to be missed!


Baxter @ The Red Lion, Wybunbury View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

Monday 25th Dec 2017

Merry Christmas from all @ crewegigs.com! View map - crewegigs.com! Permanent link

Xmas

Tuesday 26th Dec 2017

The Mill @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


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


Artizan @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


NSS Band @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

NSS

Celebrate Boxing Day at The Raven!


The NSS are probably Crewe's premier party band, rocking for over 20 years, they were a polished act back then and still deliver a cracking, consistent set of 70s soul and disco, with a few newbies thrown in for good measure!

Lead singer Al Dwyer works the crowd effortlessly and just has a simple, comfortable stage presence that lures you in. They've been touring the country for years and it's always great to see them back in Crewe...

Don't miss this free gig!

Early evening show. 5.00pm start.

Wednesday 27th Dec 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 28th Dec 2017

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

JLS

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


Jim Kirkpatrick (FM/Bernie Marsden),

Les Hunt (Climax Blues Band/Hunter/Demon)

Steve Hayes (Nearly Dan/Barflys).


Three guys with impeccable pedigrees who front their own bands and have considerable reputations as guitarists and vocalists in other highly regarded outfits come together as friends and make up one of the most impressive acoustic trios you are likely to see anywhere.

Jim Kirkpatrick of FM, Bernie Marsden Band, and Heavy Weather. Lester Hunt of the Climax Blues Band, Hunter, and Demon. Stevie Hayes of Nearly Dan, The Barflys.

Together they have forged an exceptional reputation as JLS. Prepare to be impressed!


On stage at 9pm

FREE admission!



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

Beardsmith

Beardsmith are a family band that have taken two or three different forms across the years. The current line up is a usually a 5 piece. The four brothers - Graham, Gary, Ged and Gil and their father Neil.

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.

Expect a mix of popular covers with a selection of original songs too.


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


Jonathan Kent @ 13 Club, Alsager View map - 13 Club Permanent link

Nostalgia night
£3 adv, £4 otd.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


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


Open Mic Night @ The Lower Chequer, Sandbach View map - The Lower Chequer Permanent link

With Slug and friends...

Friday 29th Dec 2017

Mick Nash @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Mick Nash

Mick Nash is a Blackburn based solo acoustic guitarist / vocalist playing pop covers from the last five decades, all live (no backing tracks, loops or tech wizardry), all familiar songs (nothing obscure).

His career spans over 30 years and his set promises a host of well known hits from his comprehensive repertoire!

9ish start.


Explosive Light Orchestra @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

Explosive Light Orchestra

Explosive Light Orchestra tribute to ELO - A celebration of the music of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. Performing all the classic hits such as Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Things, Telephone Line, Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Last Train To London, Turn To Stone and many more...

A must see tribute to the amazing ELO, The band consists of professional multi-talented musicians and singers who have played thousands of dates all over the world.

The Explosive Light Orchestra are the best you can get, hear them, see them perform, judge for yourself...

Tickets £8.00
Adults only.
Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


Freak 'n' Roll Showcase @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

Band info tbc

£tbc


Jade Tremarco @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


Electro 80's @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club 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.

Members £free
Non-members and guests £5.00
No entry once full capacity reached!


The Vanz @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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.


The Pluckers @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn 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....

Saturday 30th Dec 2017

Chris Tavener @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Chris Tavener

Chris Tavener is the witty, satirical songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says. Rock ‘n’ roll infused with comedy. Folk dipped in satire. It’s like Peep Show set to music! If Jimmy Carr played guitar...he would be Chris Tavener.

“Comedic genius” - Pop Culture Pipebomb

Chris has been known to play as many as 350 gigs a year, making him one of the most hard-working singer-songwriters in the UK. He’s had endorsements from Carl Barat of The Libertines, Will Ferrell’s ‘Funny Or Die’, Paddy McGuinness, Jamie Lawson and Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music. Steve has played Chris’ tracks four times on national radio.

Originally from Northwich in Cheshire, Chris began writing and producing demo albums annually from age 17. He writes storytelling songs about the ironic comedy in everything from drunken romance, celebrity worship, football hooligans and small town problems. In the past year, Chris has performed at Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape, Latitude Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe to name but a few.

In 2017, he recorded his first live album in two back-to-back, sold out shows at Manchester’s Three Minute Theatre. He followed that up with a national tour, which included dates supporting the likes of Peep Show’s Super Hans at Manchester Academy. His new album and DVD are set for release in early 2018.

"An interesting lad with an elastic turn of phrase" - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
"Nice set. Kinks-y vibes" - Carl Barat, The Libertines
"Brilliant!" - Jamie Lawson


Connie Rhodes @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) Permanent link

Connie Rhodes

Connie Rhodes – A superb, powerful female vocalist with a great personality.

Connie Rhodes has been in the business from the tender age of 5, first starting with the famous school to Merseyside stars - The Hilda Fallon - and then later to the Starlight Roadshow.

Throughout the years she has worked alongside some famous names and has worked abroad and has taken to the stage in Turkey, Ibiza and Las Vegas.

Her stage persona is second to none and her tribute to power ballads, dance floor classics and Motown divas is a must see.


Dan Budd as Robbie Williams @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Dan Budd

Dan is without doubt one of the most (if not THE most) entertaining, charismatic and energetic Robbie Williams tribute acts currently performing on the circuit today!

He can sing, he can swing, "He's the closest thing to the real thing!", says Robbie's dad Pete Conway!

He has been fortunate to be praised by Pete who says "Dan's tribute to Rob is spot on! I couldn't tell the difference".

He has exploded onto the local scene in a way truly reminiscent of the man himself.
His energy and commitment levels are boundless and his resemblance to Robbie is striking to say the least.

So let him completely entertain you with the latest, the greatest and the swing hits too!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £4.00


Chris Atherton @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


The Start @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


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

The Broadcasters

The Broadcasters - A band that's spent over two years in development, honing a sound and feel that's both powerful and entertaining.

Expect the unexpected... You REALLY don't wanna miss these guys...

Their shows comprise a night of absolutely timeless Tunes from Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Lenny Kravitz, Free, Bad Company, David Bowie, Prince, Blur, Gun, The Who, Nirvana and MANY MORE, brought to you by a lineup of four local legends with decades of experience rocking the UK.

"Rubber" Jonny Wright (Messenger/Salt Rox) - Drums

Neil Echo Beech (Artizan/Beam) - Bass/Vocals

Mike Insley (Punk's Not Dead/Dead Aces) - Guitars/Vocals

Nigel-Kurtis Blonde (Vana/Hoodwink) - Guitars/Main Vocals


Proper ROCK tuneage... With a bit O' cheese on top!!!

Sunday 31st Dec 2017

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

artizan

Artizan are a 5 piece band from Crewe.

Each member has been in a prior popular band or even two!!!
A cream of the crop collaboration you might say; a very talented group of individuals who know and understand the requirements of a good entertaining show; full of energy and a few laughs and a storming sound that will have you wondering why they have left it so long to come together.

The band cover many styles of music including Rock Soul Blues and even a little Pop but with a fresh new approach to Artists like The Commitments, Bon Jovi, Wild Cherry, Toto, Deacon Blue, Peter Gabriel, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Kings Of Leon, Train, Stereophonics and Clapton.


FREE ENTRY


Gemma Harper @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Gemma Harper

A New Year's Eve return to The Flying Lady for Gemma Harper.

The lovely Gemma Harper delivers an awesome show that covers all eras of music to please everyone.

Gemma guarantees that by the end of the night she will have included ‘a little something for everyone’ with hits from Dolly Parton, to Rihanna and even a bit of Bon Jovi.

A diverse, experienced and bubbly act.

Tickets £6.00 incl. buffet.
Doors 7pm, fancy dress encouraged.


Chris Perry @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Chris Perry

A welcome return to The Shavington Club for Chris Perry.

Chris is an extremely talented male vocal entertainer who can perform hits from across the genres.

Expect well known songs from the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Phil Collins, Andrea Bocelli, Meatloaf, Take That, The Eagles, Bon Jovi and much, much more...

A great way to see in the New Year!


Tickets £5 members / £7 non-members.


The Jem @ The Horse Shoe, Crewe View map - The Horse Shoe Permanent link

£5.00 incl. buffet and prize draws.


Craig Thomas @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link

Craig Thomas

Solo vocalist, performing a mix of Rock and Soul classics to bring in the New Year!


Mutha Humbucker @ The Duke Of Bridgewater, Crewe View map - The Duke Of Bridgewater Permanent link


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

The Start

Celebrate New Year's Eve with THE START - a high energy Mod / Indie / Ska / Punk band

Comprising Graeme on vocals / trumpet / harmonica, Tony on bass/backing vocals, Adam on rhythm guitar, Nathan on lead guitar, Charlie on drums and Neil on keyboards / sax / backing vocals.

Covering songs from the Specials,Jam,Clash,UB40, Arctic Monkeys,Rifles,Pigeon Detectives,Kinks,Courteeners and more...

£5, including buffet.
7pm - 1am


Baxter @ The Swan, Wybunbury View map - The Swan Permanent link


Gambler @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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, Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics and so many more.

Steve Gaffney on bass, Paul Turner on Drums and Kev Wright on Guitar.

A first-class professional band covering rock music at its finest!


Off The Shelf @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf are a popular Crewe based 5 piece rock/pop covers band

Known for their great sound and on stage dynamic, Off The Shelf have become a firm favourite with local venues performing everything from Bryan Adams to Stereophonics with a little Bruce Springsteen and Cheap Trick thrown in the mix (Check out their Proclaimers/T-rex mash-up!!!).

Members £free
Non-members/guests £5.00


Chris Tavener @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


Shakermaker @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link

Free entry


The John Colins Band @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

The John Colins Band

Playing that stuff that other bands don’t play, The John Colins Band, or JCB as they have become known throughout the Cheshire and North West music circuit are a good time, band playing classic dance tunes.

From the Rolling Stones to Pink, Radiohead to R.E.M., JCB cover a vast range of songs with a common feature – you will rarely hear a local gigging band playing them - well not like they do anyway!


Photo Booth Smile @ The Corner Bar, Crewe View map - The Corner Bar Permanent link

Photoboothsmile

" In my wallet with your Photo Booth Smile and I, wearing my water proof jacket " - Maximo Park.

Photo Booth Smile, a female fronted four-piece function band based in Crewe. Expect a wide range of lively cover songs from the past thirty years from artists such as Alanis Morisette, Blondie, Adele to the likes of Cornershop, Pulp, White Stripes, The Killers, Katrina & The Waves plus many many more...

Featuring Jaz on guitar/lead vocals, James on second guitar, keys, vocals, Jason on bass and Craig on drums, wherever they play, they get a great reaction from all age groups and have been praised for their originality and for standing out from the crowd!


Ronan Lee @ Six Bar, Alsager View map - Six Bar Permanent link

Ronan Lee

Bring in the New Year with Liverpool-based acoustic act Ronan Lee.

Expect familiar covers and perhaps the odd original composition.

£6 incl. buffet and late bar

Monday 1st Jan 2018

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

Afternoon session

Saturday 10th Feb 2018

Son Of Man @ Eleven, Sandyford View map - Eleven Permanent link

Son Of Man

When Bob Richards and George Jones left MAN in 2008 they decided they would continue to play the bands music, with George Jones's father Micky Jones being the founding member they saw it only right that he continued the family legacy.

"One of the last things my father ever said to me was, it’s up to you now to keep my music alive, I loved the music of MAN and Micky was a huge influence musically, there was no question about it really."

When Micky Jones passed on in 2010, George Jones organised a memorial concert for him and put together a group of musicians from other well known Welsh bands including Sassafras and Tigertailz.

Son of MAN play a mixture of MAN classics and original material from their debut album, released on Cherry Red/Esoteric Recordings in Winter 2016


Support from Long Strung Creatures

7.00pm

£15 advance
£17 on the door

Friday 30th Mar 2018

Kossoff... The Band Plays On @ Eleven, Sandyford View map - Eleven Permanent link

Kossoff... The Band Plays On

Billed as Kossoff - The Band Plays On..., Terry Slesser has put together a fine ensemble of high-calibre musicians to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff.

This is not your regular 'tribute' act, as Terry was vocalist in Kossoffs' post-Free outfit Back Street Crawler for their entire lifespan. This marks the first time since the seventies that Slesser has taken the Back Street Crawler catalogue (and some choice Free tracks) on the road.

Front-man Terry Slesser sure knows how to captivate an audience. He's got some seriously entertaining anecdotes in his armoury which are all delivered with style and panache.
Guitarist John Buckton has the Kossoff sound down to an absolute tee and that's no huge surprise when you consider that Free drummer Simon Kirke has said "If Free were to reform, John would be my first choice as guitarist."
Buckton has captured the soul and rawness of Koss' playing - Paul Kossoff had his own unique / standout style and it lives on in John Buckton's fretboard.
Also Included in the line-up is former UFO, Wild Horses, Uli Jon Roth and Pat Travers' drummer Clive Edwards.
Dave Chapman on Keyboards and Rick Hunt on bass complete the line up.

Paul Kossoff was revered by music fans and fellow musicians alike and his music shone through along with his personality ...all brought to life in a show of sheer quality which pays homage to the highly talented and much missed guitarist.

Support from Long Strung Creatures

7.00pm

£15 advance
£17 on the door

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