Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

180 gigs
listed!

Today - Sunday 18th Nov 2018

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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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!


Early show: 7.00pm.







Beyond The Barricade @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Beyond The Barricade

The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables.
Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis.
The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean), Andy Reiss ( Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables), Katie Leeming (Eponine), and Poppy Tierney (Cosette) together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.
To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed.
Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concertformat treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance. This incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.

A must-see show for musical fans - Portsmouth News
Beyond the Barricade has been touring since 1999 and it’s easy to see why the show and cast have developed an almost cult-like following - Stone Reviewer.

Tickets: £26

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Michael Franklyn @ Nantwich Road Social Club, Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club Permanent link


Callum Wright @ Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich View map - Alvaston Hall Hotel Permanent link


The John Colins Band @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Monday 19th Nov 2018

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

Tuesday 20th Nov 2018

Open Mic with Heidi Browne @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Blind Beggar (formerly The Albion), Crewe View map - The Blind Beggar (formerly The Albion) Permanent link

Brian Hayward

The Blind Beggar Open Mic.



Hosted by Brian Hayward
(Mischief Makers, Three Shades Of Grey)
and friends...



All welcome, performers and spectators.



(this session is held every two weeks)


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 21st Nov 2018

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 22nd Nov 2018

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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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

Friday 23rd Nov 2018

Marc Saint @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Marc Saint

Based on the Wirral, Marc has been singing solo and in bands all over the North West and North Wales for the last 20yrs.
He is into everything from country rock, big band jazz and pop to rock and tries not to emulate too closely the people whose songs he sings, as he likes to bring a slightly different sound to the tunes!

He cites his influences as "quite a mixture including Genesis/Phil Collins, Marillion with Fish, Queen, Elton John, Status Quo, Garth Brooks, Michael Bublé and loads of others".


Wrong Jovi @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Wrong Jovi

Wrong Jovi bring the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute to The Box Crewe on Friday 23rd November 2018.

Expect ‘One Wild Night’ of greatest hits, live favourites and rarities from “the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world”.

Doors 8.00pm.

Tickets £8.00 in advance from The Corner Bar or £10.00 on the door.


UK Bjorn @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall 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!


Tickets £10
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm.

To book contact Nantwich Civic Hall directly, call the Box Office on 01270 628633 or online(click the link above).


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


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.


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


Electro 80's @ Sandbach Cricket Club, Sandbach View map - Sandbach Cricket Club Permanent link

+ DJ
£13.00

Tickets - call 07593 110699 only.


The Mad Dog Davies Band @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

The Mad Dog Davies Band

The Mad Dog Davies Band will take you from Hank Williams to The Clash.

This four-piece band have gone back to their roots with an acoustic sound fronted by Mad Dog himself, backed up by Son Of The Dog on lead guitar, with double bass and drums laying down the back beat!


Callum Wright @ The Residence, Nantwich View map - The Residence Permanent link


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

Soulvation

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


Baxter @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Baxter

Baxter is the musical lovechild of Hayley Strangelove and Paul Senior.

Hayley is something of a local legend, with her direct, powerhouse vocals, evenly matched with a dry wit and infectious guitar style that will leave you open mouthed and wanting more.
Paul brings strong vocal styles from soul, blues and jazz through to big rock anthems. He was also the frontman of the rock band Son Of Shinobi.

Baxter strive to be more than your average covers band, choosing the less obvious songs to deliver a completely different experience that will keep you guessing, and dancing, but more importantly, smiling!

This is a free gig, 8.30ish start.


Saturday 24th Nov 2018

Deja Vu @ The Horse Shoe, Crewe View map - The Horse Shoe Permanent link

Deja Vu

Deja Vu return once more after brilliant performances earlier in the year by popular request!



Expect familiar classics from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties and more!


9.00pm start

Free entry.


Katie Barlow @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Katie Barlow

The Four Eagles start their festive entertainment season with a performance from Katie Barlow.




New to the Four Eagles, this very talented solo singer from Stoke sings favourites from across a range of genres!




This is a free show.


Baxter @ The Cheese Hall, Crewe View map - The Cheese Hall Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Diamonds And Ducks @ Albert's Corner, Crewe View map - Albert's Corner Permanent link

Step Mutha Humbucker

In light of the changes in personnel within camp Humbucker this year and the arrival of front man Mr David Shaw, the guys have also dragged their policies into the modern day by becoming an equal opportunity employer!

To mark such an occasion, Mutha Humbucker were pleased to announce the arrival of the long awaited Step Mutha Humbucker featuring the very talented Ms. Sammy G on vocals - and now rebranded as Diamonds And Ducks!

SMH first appeared together some years ago now as a one off alternative show and at the Nantwich Jazz & Blues festival which on the night seemed to gel and work quite nicely.
Now for 2018 the guys approached Sammy to get this act off the ground again - this has affected man banter in the van but not affected the show!!!

The dials continue to be cranked to 11 but with a brand new set to entertain the masses, expect tracks from Queen & Tina Turner to Pat Benatar & Pink.


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


Tumblin' Dice @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Tumblin' Dice

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

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Le Beat @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link

Le Beat

Le Beat is a four-piece party/function band from Stoke that play a great mix of pop, funk, soul, rock, indie etc.

All dance floor fillers, with heaps of energy!


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

California Blue

A return to The Railway for this popular band playing a great mixture of 60's and more recent music.

This top, established, classic covers band play authentic versions of hits by The Beatles, Eagles, Travelling Wilburys, Elvis, The Kinks, McCartney, The Stones and more...

A very entertaining all-round show, not to be missed!


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


Alisha Parker @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Alisha Parker

Alisha Parker is a professional singer, pianist and composer from Cheshire, England.

The 17-year old has taken her influences from the likes of Elton John, Norah Jones and Stevie Wonder and is now performing at venues across the North West & Midlands.

Since taking to the piano at the youthful age of 11, Alisha’s love for music flourished. From there, her classical skills then expanded into the depths of Pop, Jazz and Blues as an accompanist. She then began to combine her playing skills with her unique vocal ability during her school career, later honing them at various open mic and jam nights in the local area.

Today, Alisha gigs at venues across the UK from Cocktail Bars and Hostelries to Festivals and Weddings alongside her A level music studies. Her talents have already been recognised by many seasoned musicians and her following is continuing to bloom!


Sapphire & Steel @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link

£12.50 with meal


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


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

Shakermaker

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

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

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




Shaw Waddy Waddy tribute @ Nantwich Road Social Club, Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club Permanent link

Sunday 25th Nov 2018

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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Mitchell Joseph Thompson @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

Mitchell Joseph Thompson

Internationally acclaimed No #1 UB40 soundalike, Mitchell Joseph Thompson, front man of JOHNNY 2 BAD - the World's only official UB40 tribute band to work for and come recommended by the real-deal themselves!

Including all the hits and the old classics. A show not to be missed!

6.00pm


Marc Gallagher @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Les McKeownâs Bay City Rollers

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to Lyceum Theatre!

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers. Les brings back the all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love plus many many more as well as introducing new songs from new album Lost Songs.

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers bring a new energy to all the classic hits.

Full Price: £26.50
Concession: £24.50
Groups 8+: £20.50

MEMBERS:
Premiere Card: £22.50

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


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


Callum Wright @ Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich View map - Alvaston Hall Hotel Permanent link


Born Jovi @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Born Jovi

Born Jovi perform the greatest hits of Bon Jovi & pride themselves on recreating Bon Jovi’s energetic live performance.

Now into their 18th year of touring and fronted by Jon Bon Jovi impersonator Adrian Marx who has performed all over the world including Bon Jovi’s hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey.

Early show, 7.00pm start.

Monday 26th Nov 2018

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

Tuesday 27th Nov 2018

Roy Wood and his Rock & Roll Band @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Roy Wood and his Rock & Roll Band

What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas!

Recently inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard.

This is a rock packed evening you won’t want to miss, featuring Roy with his Big Rock & Roll Band, performing classic hits including California Man, Flowers In The Rain, Fire Brigade, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Blackberry Way, See My Baby Jive, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, and many more.

Roy and his band have been playing sell out venues around the country, in what has become an annual British Christmas tradition, and promises to be a great rockin’ evening!

Stalls/Circle: £34
Show & Dine*: £54 (arrival at 6 PM)
Gallery: £31

Where applicable, fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


Open Mic with Heidi Browne @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link


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 28th Nov 2018

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 29th Nov 2018

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!




9.00pm


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


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


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

Nostalgia night
£3 adv, £4 otd.


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

With Slug and friends...


Beardsmith @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven 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 dancing! Expect songs from Queen, Bon Jovi, Guns n' Roses, Pink, U2, Journey, Kings Of Leon and much more...!







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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 30th Nov 2018

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

Jodi

Jodi has been in the entertainment business for many years, performing all over the country. She auditioned for The X factor in 2005.

Since then she has gone on to do Radio roadshows and also had her vocal talent used for a radio presenter promotion reel and also provided vocals for radio adverts.

She has done numerous charity events, gala balls, Christmas light switch-ons and carnivals.

Jodi's main goal is to ensure a good night is had by all and stands by her motto which is "I am on a night out with you"!

She likes to mingle with the crowd and get them involved in her show and ensures a great night of entertainment for all. She can adapt to any atmosphere and is very versatile with her different genres of music ranging from the 60's to the latest hits in the charts!


Barry White and The Supremes tributes @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link


Double Tribute Show!


Direct from the USA, William Hicks celebrates the music of the legendary 'Walrus Of Love', Mr Barry White.

Plus, a stunning tribute to Motown legends, The Supremes.


Tickets £7.00 *** SOLD OUT***

Adults only.

Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


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!


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

Puls

PULS Classic Rock band play a variety of rock gems best known for their irresistible hooks and rockin’ songs that have earned a golden status in the history of classic rock music.

This rocking band will toast every occasion in the best possible fashion, with some of the greatest songs in rock guitar history.

Keeping Classic Rock alive this band rocks and pays homage to the greats and is a testimony to the worldwide popularity of classic rock music.

From the opening sounds of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' to Queen's powerhouse anthem 'Hammer to Fall’ via AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' and everything in between, this show will rock you ...

Classic Rock doesn’t get any better than this!


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!


Jim Kirkpatrick @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms 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 also the touring guitarist with Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards' band - Rhino's Revenge.


Chris Ritchie @ Nantwich Road Social Club, Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club Permanent link


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

Buddy Holly And The Cricketers

BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS
Holly At Christmas 2018
26 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


Tickets: £22
Show & Dine: £42 (arrival at 6 PM)

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.


Tim Lee @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

Tim Lee

Tim Lee is a Singer/Songwriter from the Northwest. He has eclectic influences, from Paul Simon to the Velvet Underground, Smokey Robinson to the Foo Fighters, and this reflects in his diverse material; which ranges from the dark to the funny, the funky to the soulful. But the lyrics are always true (sometimes brutally), and his voice is his own.


Lil' Vinny Robinson @ Black Lion, Nantwich View map - Black Lion Permanent link


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

The Coldplayer

Prepare to be amazed by the most accurate tribute to Coldplay yet!

Coldplayer is a celebration to one of the greatest bands of our time, they have performed the most authentic tribute show there has been all over the world to huge audiences.
Now you can experience the full band sound in a solo performance, Seth plays the keys, guitar and sings live accompanied with a fully produced and recorded backing band.


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

Saturday 1st Dec 2018

Mindfest IV @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Mindfest IV

One day music and arts festival right here in Crewe, to raise money and awareness for Northstaffs and UK Mind for better mental health.

23:00 Artizan
22:15 Green Bullet
21:30 The Dying Lights
20:45 Afterglow
20:00 We Are Nomad
19:15 Photo Booth Smile
18:30 Joe Symes And The Loving Kind
17:45 Roots To Nowhere
17:00 Mick Masser
16:15 FootSteps

£5 admission



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


FM formed in London, England in 1984 and quickly hit the road touring with the likes of Meat Loaf, Tina Turner, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on their "Slippery When Wet" tour.

For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as their 1986 debut INDISCREET, 1989's TOUGH IT OUT album, APHRODISIAC released in 1992 and 1995's DEAD MAN'S SHOES.

In 2007 - after a 12 year sabbatical - FM were persuaded to return to the stage for a 'one-off' headline performance at a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City. The rapturous reception from the fans at Firefest led to FM quickly making the decision to record a new album and following a return to Firefest in 2009, in March 2010 FM released their much-anticipated sixth studio album METROPOLIS.

FM have continued to tour consistently and when not on the road they have been busy in the studio. Since their 2010 'comeback' album they have released 2013's double helping of ROCKVILLE and ROCKVILLE II; HEROES AND VILLAINS in 2015 and INDISCREET 30 - a new 2016 recording of FM's classic debut album to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release.

Released on 30 March 2018, the latest album by FM is ATOMIC GENERATION featuring the lead track "Black Magic" and radio single "Killed By Love".


Support from Mad Haven & Hand of Dimes.

Tickets £20.00.

Doors 7.00pm.




The Start @ Albert's Corner, Crewe View map - Albert's Corner Permanent link

The Start

THE START - Crewe's high energy Mod / Indie / Ska / Punk band!

Covering songs from the The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, UB40, Kinks, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, The Undertones, plus many more...


Silver6pence @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Silver6pence

Silver6pence are a local band specialising in soul, disco, motown, funk and pop.

They only play songs that are guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Heather Marie @ Wilbraham Arms, Nantwich View map - Wilbraham Arms Permanent link

Heather Marie

Heather Marie is a fantastic vocal entertainer with a large repertoire of songs ranging from the 50’s to present day.

In 2010 Heather won ‘Meccas’ got talent national competition where she went on to perform at the Blue Square Premier bet play off final at Manchester City Football club with an audience of 18,995. She has also been performing at The Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Theatre.


The Night Breakers @ Nantwich Town FC, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Town FC Permanent link

7.30pm
£30.00 incl. DJ and meal.


Black Magic @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Black Magic

Black Magic is a three-piece band formed in Summer 2018 out of the breakup of two other bands.

The band has a typical 3 piece setup consisting of guitar, bass and drums and predominantly plays classic or ‘pub’ rock from the likes of Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and The Eagles, but also has a wide repertoire of songs and styles to suit all tastes. As a result, the band is able to tailor the set to suit each venue varying from classic rock tunes (as mentioned above), to some laid back tunes, blues/blues rock tunes, pop tunes, sing along anthems and more depending on the requirements of the venue, making Black Magic a versatile band capable of pleasing any audience at any venue, anywhere!

The band members pride themselves on their professional approach towards gigs, from performing the music itself, to dealing with venues and audiences on and off the stage, but also conduct themselves with a little tongue in cheek humour here and there, creating an all round entertaining evening for all!


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


The Dinosaurs @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Dinosaur

The Dinosaurs are a four-piece covers band from Wrexham playing great covers primarily from the 80s 90s and 00s, with a few others thrown in for good measure!

The Dinosaurs look for great covers from the last 30 years that you don't hear every other band play!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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

Nostalgic

Nostalgic Glasgow post-punk four-piece playing classic post-punk covers and original songs.

Allan Loughlin on drums, Joel Loughlin on guitar, Stevie Cullen on guitar and vocals and Iain McIntosh on bass & vocals

7.30pm early show.

Also performing at 9.30pm, The Man With The Stereo Hands.


Indecision @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers 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!


Vavoom! @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


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

The Man With The Stereo Hands

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

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

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

This is a rare solo appearance, performing covers and original material.

9.30pm

Also, at 7.30pm - Nostalgic.


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

Sunday 2nd Dec 2018

Ben Maitland @ The Woodside, Crewe View map - The Woodside Permanent link


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

Flameproof

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

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

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

Early evening show. 7.00pm start.



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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


Joint Crewe Churches Community Carol Service @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Joint Crewe Churches Community Carol Service

Traditional carols with the TCTC group brass band and guest speaker J John. Everyone is welcome

6.00pm.

Tickets: £3
There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Monday 3rd Dec 2018

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

Tuesday 4th Dec 2018

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


Open Mic with Hayley Strangelove @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial Permanent link


Open Mic with Heidi Browne @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link


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


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


Open Mic Night @ The Blind Beggar (formerly The Albion), Crewe View map - The Blind Beggar (formerly The Albion) Permanent link

Brian Hayward

The Blind Beggar Open Mic.



Hosted by Brian Hayward
(Mischief Makers, Three Shades Of Grey)
and friends...



All welcome, performers and spectators.



(this session is held every two weeks)

Wednesday 5th Dec 2018

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


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

Thursday 6th Dec 2018

Jam Night @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse 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...!




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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 7th Dec 2018

Graham Day @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link


Graham is a fantastic entertainer with a voice to match.

He has a considerable number of years experience as a guitarist before moving on to develop as a solo artist.

His act and stage show can be versatile and varied to suit any audience.

He covers artists such as - The Drifters, Billy Ocean, Jimmy James, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, The Real Thing, The Beatles, Queen, Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, UB40, Chuck Berry, Danny and the Juniors, Tom Jones, David Alexander and many more.

As always, this is a free gig.


Double Denim Co. @ King's Arms, Crewe View map - King's Arms Permanent link

Double Denim Co.

Classic Rock and Roll covers from the likes of -

The Doors,

Small Faces,

T-Rex,

Queen,

ZZ Top,

Cream,

Bowie,

The Rolling Stones,

Thin Lizzy,

The Who,

Kinks...


Cult Fiction @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Cult Fiction

The Box is very proud to present Cult Fiction - a tribute to the Cult.

Cult Fiction are a 5 piece UK/Midlands based tribute band celebrating the music of The Cult right across their career up to and including the latest album.

If you want Sanctuary...We sell it!

Cult tribute - all era's, especially Love, Electric and Sonic Temple

Doors 8:30pm

Tickets £8.00 adv. £10.00 on the door.


Ronni Rox @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Ronnie Rox

An 80s Night with the amazing Ronni Rox


Ronni is an established solo female singer with an amazing rocky-edged voice.


Expect a great evening of familiar songs with a incredible lights, costume changes and the best hits from the best decade!!


You will be mad to miss this one! 💃🌲🎅


This is a free event.


9.00ish start.


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

+ Nathan Moore
+ Jennie Bellestar

£12.00 adv.
£15.00 otd.


The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team

The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team are an acoustic duo playing a range of music in their inimitable style.

Expect Johnny Cash, Eagles, Jim Croce. Credance Stones and some good old Country favourites.

Featuring Terry Dwyer on guitar and vocals, with Ade Crosby on mandolin, fiddle and guitar.


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 guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. They perform a mixture of popular originals and well-worked covers.

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 also the touring guitarist with Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards' band - Rhino's Revenge.


Artizan @ Albert's Corner, Crewe View map - Albert's Corner Permanent link

Artizan

This band was formed to bring a high-octane rock show to the local scene, playing popular anthems spanning from 70’s to modern hard anthems.

Expect tracks from the likes of Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics, Tears For Fears, Kings Of Leon, Journey, Van Halen... The list goes on!!

FREE ENTRY!


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 songs you've not heard him do before!


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

Vavoom!

Vavoom! are a three piece Rockabilly / Rock 'n' Roll band fronted by Andy Boote on guitar and vocals, with Stephen Wallace on drums and Chris Large on double bass.

The band uses vintage equipment and 1950's tones to play a varied set of Stray Cats, Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent songs mixed together with Jazz, Country, Punk and Indie influences in to give a unique take on popular covers.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Rickety Wireless @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

Rickety Wireless

Duo/Trio covers band playing all your favourite tunes that many other cover acts don't seem to play.
Vocal harmonies with top rock n' pop tunes from all eras.

Band Members:
Dayve Dean - vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar.
Jonathan Tarplee - vocals, guitar.
Daniel J. Logan - percussion, drums.

Saturday 8th Dec 2018

Kira Mac @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

Kira Mac

Kira Mac is a young singer-songwriter from Staffordshire. Self-taught on guitar from the age of 13, Kira has always written songs and performed at many different venues across the UK from festivals to pubs and clubs, but always keeping it Country.

She won her hometown talent competition, 'Newcastle's Got Talent' at age 16, then progressed onto national competitions such as 'Open Mic UK', 'Britain Does Variety' and 'Festival For Stars', reaching the final in all of them.

She took all the experience from those competitions and began to write more of her own songs and build herself as a performer.

Kira currently gigs almost every weekend at pubs, clubs and bars whilst studying Music at the British Institute of Modern Music in Manchester. She is also currently working on a number of original songs for her EP that is going to be released later this year.

Her show consists of acoustic sets of her own songs and a few well know covers. She is also venturing to Nashville in April to pursue the next step in her music career!


Diamonds And Ducks @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Step Mutha Humbucker

In light of the changes in personnel within camp Humbucker this year and the arrival of front man Mr David Shaw, the guys have also dragged their policies into the modern day by becoming an equal opportunity employer!

To mark such an occasion, Mutha Humbucker were pleased to announce the arrival of the long awaited Step Mutha Humbucker featuring the very talented Ms. Sammy G on vocals - and now rebranded as Diamonds And Ducks!

SMH first appeared together some years ago now as a one off alternative show and at the Nantwich Jazz & Blues festival which on the night seemed to gel and work quite nicely.
Now for 2018 the guys approached Sammy to get this act off the ground again - this has affected man banter in the van but not affected the show!!!

The dials continue to be cranked to 11 but with a brand new set to entertain the masses, expect tracks from Queen & Tina Turner to Pat Benatar & Pink.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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!


Tumblin' Dice @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Tumblin' Dice

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


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


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


The UpHighs @ Wilbraham Arms, Nantwich View map - Wilbraham Arms Permanent link

The Uphighs

Strong vocals, perfect harmonies, fun and personality is just the start of describing TheUpHighs.
With a combined experience of over 40 years John and Matt know exactly how to entertain an audience.
TheUpHighs really do sing something for everybody from the 60’s to present day. If you like Opera and Musical Theatre there is also room for that too and they will have everybody up on their feet singing and dancing alike (maybe a few dance routines thrown in as well)

John and Matt know how to have fun. The whole show is filled with laughter as well as their amazing vocals and party pieces!

Sunday 9th Dec 2018

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.

ALSO - OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET 12-8PM


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

+ Dirty Vertebrae
+ Jess Whitmore

4.00pm
£free


Sami Brookes @ Wilbraham Arms, Nantwich View map - Wilbraham Arms Permanent link

Sami Brookes

Sami Brookes, is an established singer with a huge hunger and passion for music.
Originally from Prestatyn in North Wales, she has trained to a high standard in Dramatic Arts and Music.

She is a versatile Soprano singer and covers a wide range of music from the 1950’s right up to the present day. Her genres include jazz, soul, pop, rock, ballads, disco, dance and swing.

She is better known for appearing as a contestant on ITV's X Factor in 2011, where she performed on the live TV Finals for a number of weeks. She made it through to the final 10 and received a tweet from her idol Kelly Clarkson (Winner of American Idol) saying that she had a 'killer voice'!

She also featured on the “Wishing on a Star” charity single along with The X Factor contestants, One Direction and JLS which reached number 1 in the UK charts.

4.00pm afternoon show.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Kaiser Monkey Killers @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

KMK

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

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

Free Admission! 6pm early show.

Also, at 9.00pm - Benidorm's Irish Rovers!


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.

9.00pm

***LATE BAR!!!***


Also, at 6.00pm - Kaiser Monkey Killers.

Monday 10th Dec 2018

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

Tuesday 11th Dec 2018

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


Open Mic with Heidi Browne @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link


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 12th Dec 2018

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 13th Dec 2018

Groovy Revolution @ The Royal Hotel, Crewe View map - The Royal Hotel Permanent link

The Royal Hotel Xmas Parties

🎄It's Christmas Party time! 🎅

Live music from Groovy Revolution, a brilliant, dynamic five piece party band performing the best party tunes from the 60's to present day, incorporating anything from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5, with the emphasis on energy and fun.

Groovy Revolution are a featured top 5 UK wedding band in Vogue's Brides magazine. The covers band with a difference, always upbeat, unpredictable and never boring. This is especially evident in their medleys and 'mash-ups', prompting The Stage magazine to refer to their "fiendishly clever segued items".

Complimentary mulled wine/cider on arrival at 7, with a hot & cold buffet 🍷🍴

DJ playing until 3am 🎶

Just £24.95pp in the newly refurbished venue Langtry’s at The Royal Hotel!

Book now to avoid disappointment!
📞01270 257398
💻christmas@theroyalhotelcrewe.co.uk


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


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

With Slug and friends...


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Open Mic with Neil Smith @ The Vine, Shavington View map - The Vine Permanent link


Brass Monkees @ Wilbraham Arms, Nantwich View map - Wilbraham Arms Permanent link

Brass Monkees

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


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 also the touring guitarist with Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards' band - Rhino's Revenge.


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

Friday 14th Dec 2018

Acoustic Unlimited @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Acoustic Unlimited

A truly jaw-dropping masterclass in acoustic music from Damian Darlington, Gareth Darlington, Johanna Darlington and Steve Gaffney.

They play a mixture of their own acoustic arrangements of instrumental pieces and songs from a range of genres, including Jazz, Celtic, Bluegrass, Prog and Pop.

Don't miss this!


Groovy Revolution @ The Royal Hotel, Crewe View map - The Royal Hotel Permanent link

The Royal Hotel Xmas Parties

🎄It's Christmas Party time! 🎅

Live music from Groovy Revolution, a brilliant, dynamic five piece party band performing the best party tunes from the 60's to present day, incorporating anything from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5, with the emphasis on energy and fun.

Groovy Revolution are a featured top 5 UK wedding band in Vogue's Brides magazine. The covers band with a difference, always upbeat, unpredictable and never boring. This is especially evident in their medleys and 'mash-ups', prompting The Stage magazine to refer to their "fiendishly clever segued items".

Complimentary mulled wine/cider on arrival at 7, with a hot & cold buffet 🍷🍴

DJ playing until 3am 🎶

Just £24.95pp in the newly refurbished venue Langtry’s at The Royal Hotel!

Book now to avoid disappointment!
📞01270 257398
💻christmas@theroyalhotelcrewe.co.uk


Glory Days @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Glory Days

The best Springsteen tribute on the planet Glory Days make a welcome return to The Box.
With more than seventeen years of experience on the road the full seven piece E-Street band line up really do capture the spirit of the Boss live. They will take you on a blast down Thunder Road playing all the 'classics' on the way and are more than likely to throw in a few choice album tracks too! Glory Days are the UK's number one Bruce Springsteen tribute band.

They are more than likely to throw in a few choice album tracks too! These boys & girls will rock all night and give you that Bruce experience you thought you just couldn't get anymore.

Their sets have included just about everything over the years and you will always be treated to a great mix of songs, from Jungleland and Thunder Road to The River and Promised Land, they pick from the best back catalogue around. When The Boss stays home, Glory Days will give you what you need... Jersey style!

Tickets £10 +bf from WeGotTickets

Doors 8.00pm
Pre-drinks in The Corner Bar.


Craig Jason @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Craig Jason

Craig Jason is an entertaining male vocalist. He has a wide ranging voice and is capable of performing many hits from mainly the 60’s to 80’s but with a little something for everyone.

Whether it is Pop, Rock, Soul or Motown he can seamlessly fit them all in a night’s entertainment.

With years of experience in the black country duo ‘the Beatback Brothers’ and his stint recreating Paul McCartney’s Beatles and Wings days in the tribute ‘Band On The Run’ he has built a truly solid background to bring to his solo performances as he appears to you now.

Singing classics from the Beatles, T-Rex, David Bowie, Queen, The Drifters, The Commitments and ELO just to name a few, you are sure to have a fantastic night’s entertainment with a string of hits and sing-alongs.


The American Legends Show @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

The American Legends Show

The ultimate tribute to American music from this sensational act,


The best of Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Elvis and more all under one roof!


It's a must-see show!


Pink Cadillac @ Albert's Corner, Crewe View map - Albert's Corner Permanent link

Pink Cadillac

The boys are back in town with some quality 50's and 60's rock n roll. Don't miss this!!


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

artizan

Artizan was formed in October 2012.

The band was put together to bring a high-octane rock show to the local scene playing popular anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics, AC/DC... The list goes on!


Gavin Allport @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

Gavin Allport

A visit to Tom's for popular solo acoustic covers act Gavin Allport, from Stoke-on-Trent.



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

Craig Thomas

Courtesy of Supreme Artist Management...

A return to Alsager for Craig Thomas.

Solo vocalist, performing a mix of Rock and Soul classics.


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

Skariad

A return to The Cosey Club for Skariad, a 9 piece Ska band with a little twist of soul. They'll get you movin' & a groovin' & a skankin'!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £4.00

Saturday 15th Dec 2018

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

Moretallica

Moretallica was formed in 2012, determined to perform the music of Heavy Metal legends Metallica to the highest standard, immediately setting them at the top level of UK tributes.

A Moretallica show includes songs old and new from every era of Metallica's career, and is the most energetic spectacle and display of top quality musicianship, as you'd expect from a band with years of gigging experience across the UK and Europe. Using the same equipment as Metallica themselves ( ESP, Jackson, Mesa Boogie, Tama, Zildjian etc.) you'll only hear a more authentic performance from Metallica themselves.

"Moretallica nailed it"
"the best Metallica tribute I've ever seen, and I've seen them all"
"Moretallica are the best band I've seen in a long while"
"Brilliant Show!"
"incredible set, the new stuff sounds great and the classics were spot on"
"Superb .. was blown away"


+ Reyt Against' Machine.

Doors open at 8:30pm.

Tickets £8 advance or £10 on the door.

Pre-drinks in The Corner Bar.



Becki Jones @ The Four Eagles, Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link

Becki Jones




Becki Jones is a solo artist from Stoke who will be sure to get you on your feet, so put your dancing shoes on!




Expect a variety of old and new crowd pleasing hits!




🌲🎅💃


Groovy Revolution @ The Royal Hotel, Crewe View map - The Royal Hotel Permanent link

The Royal Hotel Xmas Parties

🎄It's Christmas Party time! 🎅

Live music from Groovy Revolution, a brilliant, dynamic five piece party band performing the best party tunes from the 60's to present day, incorporating anything from the Jackson 5 to Maroon 5, with the emphasis on energy and fun.

Groovy Revolution are a featured top 5 UK wedding band in Vogue's Brides magazine. The covers band with a difference, always upbeat, unpredictable and never boring. This is especially evident in their medleys and 'mash-ups', prompting The Stage magazine to refer to their "fiendishly clever segued items".

Complimentary mulled wine/cider on arrival at 7, with a hot & cold buffet 🍷🍴

DJ playing until 3am 🎶

Just £24.95pp in the newly refurbished venue Langtry’s at The Royal Hotel!

Book now to avoid disappointment!
📞01270 257398
💻christmas@theroyalhotelcrewe.co.uk


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Heavy Weather @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Heavy Weather

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

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 also the touring guitarist with Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards' band - Rhino's Revenge.


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


Gary Leighton @ Wilbraham Arms, Nantwich View map - Wilbraham Arms Permanent link

Gary Leighton

Solo vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Gary Leighton brings his show to Nantwich.


The Crutwells @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

The Crutwells

A return to the brewery for The Crutwells, a duo with violin and acoustic guitar acoustically remodelling top tunes, with a swagger and a wink!

It wouldn’t be unfair to say The Crutwell’s have been around a bit (musically speaking, of course). Between them, Andi and Nico have procured recording and publishing deals, penned top UK Chart Hits for the BBC, written and produced for companies such as Fox USA, 19 Entertainment, Decca Records and Universal and toured with likes of The Pogues and The Stranglers… This doth make a fine brew!

Now, their new guitar/violin duo is here to bring you a fantastic set of acoustically reinvented classics, utilising all their experience and swagger to sonically set your night on fire! Bringing both humour and professionalism, these guys are must for anyone that loves great acoustic music. Strictly no backing tracks, The Crutwell’s aren’t just keeping acoustic music live... they are keeping it alive, and God bless em’ for it.


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!


SWaY @ Off The Rails, Crewe View map - Off The Rails Permanent link


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

The Start

THE START - Crewe's high energy Mod / Indie / Ska / Punk band!

Covering songs from the The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, UB40, Kinks, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, The Undertones, plus many more...


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

Sunday 16th Dec 2018

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

Marblehead Johnson

The ultimate tribute to the classic UK Britpop era.

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

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

7.00pm early show.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Monday 17th Dec 2018

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

Tuesday 18th Dec 2018

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


Open Mic Night @ The Blind Beggar (formerly The Albion), Crewe View map - The Blind Beggar (formerly The Albion) Permanent link

Brian Hayward

The Blind Beggar Open Mic.



Hosted by Brian Hayward
(Mischief Makers, Three Shades Of Grey)
and friends...



All welcome, performers and spectators.



(this session is held every two weeks)


Open Mic with Heidi Browne @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

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