Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

160 gigs
listed!

Tuesday 24th Sep 2019

Respect - The Aretha Franklin Songbook @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Respect - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

RESPECT - The Aretha Franklin Songbook is an amazing live concert that pays tribute to the Queen of Soul! Featuring sensational lead vocals from Cleopatra Higgins, Tanya Edwards and Cleo Stewart accompanied by the Urban Soul Band and Gospel Choir.

The two-hour production directed by Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot) will take you on an uplifting musical journey as a powerful sermon is delivered throughout celebrating Aretha Franklin’s life and greatest hits including Think, I Say A Little Prayer, Son Of A Preacher Man, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Natural Woman and many more!

Tickets Front Stalls/Circle £29
Rear Stalls/Circle & Gallery £26.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Become a Premiere Card member to book fee-free and save 15% on dining in the Lyceum Restaurant.


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


Open Mic Night @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Wednesday 25th Sep 2019

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 26th Sep 2019

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...!






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


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


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

JLS

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 and The Barflys.

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

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.


Patrick Hutchinson @ Underwood Lane Social Club, Crewe View map - Underwood Lane Social Club Permanent link

£10

Friday 27th Sep 2019

Debbie La Vene @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Debbie La Vene

Artistes International present.....




Debbie La Vene




Pop, Rock, Soul, Ballads, Country, show classics, and more from this experienced vocalist.




Free entry as always.




Memories Of The Drifters + Ella Heywood @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

Memories Of The Drifters

A truly amazing tribute - all of the hits from 'Memories Of The Drifters'.

plus, superb vocalist Ella Heywood.

£10.00
Adults only.
Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144




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

Afterglow

Afterglow are a local rock & pop covers band with a new line-up!



Tandie - Lead vocals
Mart - Guitar & backing vocals
Kyle - Bass & backing vocals
Rich - Drums



Expect a mix of lively exciting tunes!



9ish start.


Dan Budd as Robbie Wiliiams @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club 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!

Members £5.00
Non-members/guests £5.00


About Time Two @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

About Time Two

Embarking on a journey as a duo this year but more than likely picking up a guest or two on the way, Al Dean and Baz Pickles offer a mixture of Roots, Blues and Soul tracks for your enjoyment.

They hope that you can join them on their musical journey!


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!


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

The Start

The Start!!

Crewe's high energy Mod / Indie / Ska / Punk band!
Covering songs from The Specials, The Jam, The Clash, UB40, Arctic Monkeys, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives,The Kinks, Courteeners and more...

Expect a packed venue for this excellent band.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Wayne and The Hairy Peaches @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Mutha Humbucker @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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!


Paul Dunn @ The Woodside, Crewe View map - The Woodside Permanent link

Paul Dunn

Live from 8.00pm, vocalist Paul Dunn is back at The Woodside.

'A fabulous vocalist with a wide selection of songs to suit any occasion'.

£free as always.

Saturday 28th Sep 2019

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

Afterglow

Afterglow are a local rock & pop covers band with a new line-up!



Tandie - Lead vocals
Mart - Guitar & backing vocals
Kyle - Bass & backing vocals
Rich - Drums



Expect a mix of lively exciting tunes!



9ish start.


Los Endos - The Ultimate Genesis @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Los Endos - The Ultimate Genesis

Los Endos: Ultimate Genesis presents
SELLING LAMB BY THE POUND

Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear all the drama and excitement of a Genesis gig from the 70’s and 80’s.

It is easy to visualise murderous goings-on on croquet lawns, unrequited love, and Rael expressing his desires and dreams in a gloomy and dark New York city! Under a sweeping and dramatic light show reminiscent of the era, the intricate and powerful music of Genesis is recreated with amazing accuracy.

Los Endos - Ultimate Genesis are proud to play for the first time at Crewe Lyceum and are bringing along an awesome set of the very best songs from Genesis’ 70’s repertoire. And for 2019 we are basing the show around ‘Selling Lamb by the Pound’ - with extended suites from the amazing ‘Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ album interspersed with material from all the other great albums. Or, chunks of Lamb simmering in a rich gravy of Prog Rock!

The band have been together for over 10 years, painstakingly perfecting the craft of re-creating this amazing music for their growing fan base. We feel privileged to keep this incredible music the way it is supposed to be enjoyed - played live. Come and share the experience and keep Prog Rock Live!

Tickets: £26

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Become a Premiere Card member to book fee-free and save 15% on dining in the Lyceum Restaurant.


Mersey Legends @ Nantwich Road Social Club (The NUR), Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club (The NUR) Permanent link


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

Tumblin' Dice

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


Danny Mahon @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Danny Mahon

Danny Mahon has shared stages with Liam Gallagher, Liam Fray, Miles Kane, Blossoms, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Inspiral Carpets, Reverend and the Makers, Pete Doherty, Twisted Wheel, Happy Monday’s, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Charlatans, Badly Drawn Boy, The Buzzcocks... plus so many more. The list is endless and we could go on forever. Danny has played with the best consistently for over 10 years.

Jon McClure on Danny Mahon - “Danny makes music for the people, a proper northern soul & absolute hero”.

The late, great Craig Gill of Inspiral Carpets said Danny was “a genius” and described his song Eric The King as “one of the greatest love songs to ever come out of Manchester”.

Salford Skyline was said to be “absolutely top drawer” by Liam Fray and also prompted Salford’s own Graham Nash (The Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash) to message Danny saying how much he liked the tune.

We could go on. Danny Mahon - Manchester Legend.


We Are Nomad @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

We Are Nomad

Proggers We Are Nomad are Mike Aitchison (guitars, bass, programming, vocals) and Rona Leftwich (alto and tenor sax, flute, clarinet, keyboards, vocals) and they like to go out to play...

Think Pink Floyd, Fairport, Lindisfarne, Waterboys. That sort of thing.

+ Mick Masser's Video Theatre

8.30pm


Retro 80's @ The Horse Shoe, Crewe View map - The Horse Shoe Permanent link

Retro

Retro 80's, a duo performing a tribute to the hits of the 80's!

Expect an evening of familiar songs from the decade.

Free entry as always.


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!


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


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

Slug

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

Based in Northwich and gathering speed, having played loads 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......!!!


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


Double Denim Co. @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


The Gospel Truth @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth are a four piece soul and Motown band. They have been together as this band lineup for four years and are all professional musicians with many years in the entertainment business and still get a kick out of playing their style of music!

Members £free
Nom-members/guests £2.00

Sunday 29th Sep 2019

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

6.30pm


Lee Bradey @ Nantwich Road Social Club (The NUR), Crewe View map - Nantwich Road Social Club (The NUR) Permanent link


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 four-piece are capable of covering any genre of music from Irish traditional to modern and classic pop/ rock.

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

7.00pm early show.




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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Tuesday 1st Oct 2019

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

Open Mic with Hayley Strangelove

Open Mic Night hosted by local legend Hayley Strangelove.

All welcome, performers and spectators.

8.00pm start.


Open Mic Night @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link


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

Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019

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


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


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


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

Thursday 3rd Oct 2019

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


Acoustic Open Mic @ The King's Lock, Middlewich View map - The King's Lock 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...!


Open Mic with Neil Smith @ Beer Dock, Crewe View map - Beer Dock Permanent link


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

With Slug and friends...


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

Friday 4th Oct 2019

Physical Rex @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

Steve Maguire

Live music from 8.30pm with a debut for Physical Rex, plus support from Steve Maguire (pictured).


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.




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


Josh (ex- Trafford Park vocalist) sings modern covers and festival anthems!


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

Neverate

A return to The Cosey for this rock covers band.

Expect covers from the 60's right through to present day.

Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones, Stereophonics and Blackberry Smoke to name a few.


Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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

Diamonds And Ducks

Diamonds & Ducks are a four piece female fronted function band covering material from Tina Turner to Queen, featuring the talents of Ms Sammy G.

9ish start.
Free entry.


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, with Chris Cliff on bass and Kegsy McCallum on drums. They perform a mixture of popular originals and well-worked covers.

Free admission. 9pm start.

Saturday 5th Oct 2019

Zed Zeppelin @ Langtry's, Crewe View map - Langtry's Permanent link

Zed Zeppelin

Be prepared to be unprepared for Zed Zeppelin's fantastic live tribute to the music of the one and only Led Zeppelin. Definitely no look alike wigs or blouses. Close your eyes and you could be forgiven for thinking you were back in the 1970's listening to the real McCoy.

Followed by Rockageddon Classic Rock Night.

Tickets
£10.00 adv. from The Corner Bar or call 01270 257398.
£12.00 on the door.
£5.00 after band finish (11.30pm)

Doors 8.00pm


Lee Tyson as Elvis @ The Woodside, Crewe View map - The Woodside Permanent link


Elvis is in the building in the form of tribute act Lee Tyson.

Expect all those classic Elvis hits and more!

"Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over"
Elvis Aaron Presley


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


The Tena Ladies @ The Horse Shoe, Crewe View map - The Horse Shoe Permanent link

The Tena Ladies

It's outrageous fun with the fabulous Tena Ladies!

Jackie & Elle appeared on Britain’s Got Talent reaching the London “reveal show”.

The duo have a mix of rib-tickling routines and popular hit songs!

Free entry.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Artizan @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club 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!!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


Callum Wright @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Callum Joseph Wright

Callum Wright is a singer/songwriter receiving rave reviews from the professional music industry.

With years of experience gigging at venues across the UK and occasionally overseas, Callum is no stranger to the spotlight.

His set takes influences from John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Jimi Hendrix, Justin Bieber, Mc Fly, Bill Withers and many, many more and includes some of his own respected original material.



Stepping Lane @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


The Godfathers Of Soul @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Godfathers Of Soul

A new and Dynamic band - The Godfathers of Soul.

With top class seasoned musicians and soaring vocals.

Covering Soul and Motown Classics - Expect covers from The Drifters, The Stylistics,The Northern Soul scene to Otis Redding, Stax, The Funk Brothers, Motown...

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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!

Sunday 6th Oct 2019

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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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 30 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 on home turf...

Don't miss this free gig!

6.00pm start.


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! 7.00pm early show.

Monday 7th Oct 2019

Open Mic Night with Marc Gollins @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link


The Brunswick Open Mic Night, hosted by established local musician, Marc Gollins.

All welcome, performers and spectators alike.

Free entry.

9ish start.

Tuesday 8th Oct 2019

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


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


Open Mic Night @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Wednesday 9th Oct 2019

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 10th Oct 2019

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 many years and really need no further introduction to the Cosey audience!

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...!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Lundie Bros. @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


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


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 becoming recognised as one of the UK's premier slide, blues and rock guitar players.


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

Friday 11th Oct 2019

Rush Eucon 2019 @ Langtry's, Crewe View map - Langtry's Permanent link

Rush Eucon 2019

Rush Eucon 2019 returns to Crewe on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October at the newly revamped Langtry’s in Crewe.

Live music from -

Fri - Clockwork Angels
Sat afternoon - Machines
Sat night headliners - La Villa Strangiato

plus Rush Fan's Got Tallent and usual raffle and auction etc.

Advance tickets £21 weekend and £16 Saturday only.

On the door tickets £25 weekend, £10 Friday only and £20 Saturday only. On the door sales are not guaranteed.

Once again tickets can be purchased via Festival People.

For the fourth year running supporting Jessie's Fund.




Joe Brown @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Joe Brown

Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown has gone from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continued to gather momentum.

His ‘Very Best Of’ album achieved Gold Record Status and was on the UK charts for eight weeks staying four weeks in the Top 20 and in the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated with a wonderful sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall and his new Ukulele Album caused a similar stir although branching out internationally and broke new territory for Joe in the download market where he is now a Spotify Legend.

He has continued to break box office records and recently received MOJO magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution To Music Award as well as a much deserved MBE.

Joe won over a whole new generation of fans performing on Later With Jools Holland and playing his part closing the show at the Concert For George Harrison. You may have witnessed his critically acclaimed set at Glastonbury Festival or caught him on tour. If you have you’ll already know just what a terrific live talent he is.

In 2017 Joe broke with tradition and toured without a band just taking US Legend Henry Gross along and the two tours & ‘Just Joe’ Double CD release they undertook together in 2017 & 2018 both broke new ground and were rapturously received by audiences who came in record numbers to confirmed that as a raconteur Joe is second to none and as a performer he is just as comfortable solo as with a band.

Joe has a new band for this tour however, more eclectic and with a different line up to before including among others fiddle virtuoso Tom Leary, ace bass player Andy Crowdy and Joe’s 27 year stalwart band member, drummer, percussionist and singer Phil Capaldi.

Joe, who now splits his time between the UK and Nashville, combines timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with his effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences and as Joe this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.

Tickets: £34, Groups 10+ £29

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Become a member for exclusive discounts, advance booking and 10% off food and drink during your visit.


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

Starstruck

Starstruck Multi Tribute Duo Show featuring Danrique as Enrique Iglesias (as seen on ITV Stars In Their Eyes 2004)

Also featuring The Ultimate Shakin' Stevens Experience, Elvis Presley, The Big O (Roy Orbison) and the legendary Gene Pitney plus hits from the 60's onwards.

This is a showstopping, jam packed, electrifying multi tribute show featuring some of the biggest names in the history of music!


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!


The Supreme Art Of Nothing @ Tom's Tap and Brewhouse, Crewe View map - Tom's Tap and Brewhouse Permanent link

The Crutwells

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

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that these guys 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, TSAON aren’t just keeping acoustic music live... they are keeping it alive, and God bless em’ for it.


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 Scott's!


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

Pete Robinson

Established solo artist Pete Robinson at Albert's Corner.

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...

£free.




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

The Review

The Review are one of the UK's most consistently in demand party bands.

With thousands of performances all over Europe in the last 6 years, it's nothing but the greatest Rock, Pop, Soul and Dance Party Anthems all night long!

Songs from Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and everything in between - there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00

Saturday 12th Oct 2019

Rush Eucon 2019 @ Langtry's, Crewe View map - Langtry's Permanent link

Rush Eucon 2019

Rush Eucon 2019 returns to Crewe on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October at the newly revamped Langtry’s in Crewe.

Live music from -

Fri - Clockwork Angels
Sat afternoon - Machines
Sat night headliners - La Villa Strangiato

plus Rush Fan's Got Tallent and usual raffle and auction etc.

Advance tickets £21 weekend and £16 Saturday only.

On the door tickets £25 weekend, £10 Friday only and £20 Saturday only. On the door sales are not guaranteed.

Once again tickets can be purchased via Festival People.

For the fourth year running supporting Jessie's Fund.



Love DistrAction @ The Crosville Club, Crewe View map - The Crosville Club Permanent link

Love DistrAction

First time appearance in the Crewe area.

Love DistrAction are the UK’s premier number one tribute to The Human League.

Utilising a clever mixture of live synthesizers and guitar, this truly accurate, authentic, dedicated and genuine tribute act capture the exact mood, essence and feel of The Human League.

With Sounds Disco playing all the hits of the 80's, this promises to be another great night!

Tickets: £10 in advance. £12.50 on the door

Tickets available now from www.wtdpromotions.com

or The Crosville Club in person (No booking fee)


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


The John Colins Band @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club 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 genre of songs with a common feature – you will rarely hear a local gigging band playing them - well not like they do anyway!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Gambler @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club 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!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


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

Alisha Parker

Alisha Parker is a professional singer, pianist and composer.

The 18-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!


The Swingin' Bricks @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link

The Swingin' Bricks

Superb rockabilly rock n roll from Liverpool.


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

Audiodrome

A return to The Woodside for this young local rock band.

Expect familiar classics and a few original tunes!

Free entry as always.

Sunday 13th Oct 2019

A Country Night In Nashville @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.

Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the amazing Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes.

With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Need You Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name just a few, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed.

Tickets: £27.50 Groups 10+: 10% off

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Ultimate Performers UK Talent Competition @ Langtry's, Crewe View map - Langtry's Permanent link

Ultimate Performers UK Talent Competition

'Are you a singer, songwriter in a duo or band? Then, you need to enter Ultimate Performers UK - a new talent competition based in Crewe.

If you, or your band, are aged 16 to 70 you are eligible to enter. It's an open competition and you do not have to live in Crewe to enter.
You must be available throughout September - November on Sundays to compete in your heats!
You will perform 3 songs in your heat and you will be judged on the following:
Vocals/talent, Stage presence, Audience reaction, Originality.

The real truth about the music industry is most record labels won't sign an act without a fan base. If you can only bring a couple of fans then, this is probably not the right time for you. We want to be able to see you perform and react with your fans, as this is going to be your foundation for your record sales and promotion. Our job is to take this, and grow it, to a whole new level, with our marketing strategies and promotional teams which include Record Producers, Booking Agents, Social Media Managers and Radio Presenters!

Our aim is to find unsigned artistes who deserve a shot! We will provide the winners with a recording contract, music video, radio promotion/interviews, global releases with brand new record label Craggstar Records. We also hope to get you signed to one of our Agencies that we have worked closely with over a number of years! You will also get to perform at some great shows!'


Please note: All entries must sell a minimum of 10 tickets to qualify. You will be notified when tickets are on sale.

All entries will be notified of dates/times of their performances. First heat is Sunday 13th October at Langtry's, Crewe.

1ST PRIZE: Recording contract, music video, global album release, radio promotion with play and interviews, agent, photoshoot, gigs, socials and more.
Many other prizes too...

Click the link above for full details of how to enter...


Vision (Queen tribute) @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Vision (Queen tribute)

Performing all the greatest hits of Queen, Vision faithfully recreate the magic of Queen’s music both visually and musically, spanning across every era of the bands career.

In this amazing tribute to Queen you can expect to hear hits like One Vision, A Kind Of Magic, Somebody To Love and Bohemian Rhapsody plus many more in one breathtaking show.

Supported by Hairband - The Rock Experience.
Ron Jovi, Dan Halen, Jeff Leppard & Jack Sabbath bring all your favourite Rock Anthems & Power Ballads.

This is a show that is not to missed!

7.00pm early evening show.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Jim Kirkpatrick @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Jim Kirkpatrick

Sunday session at The Oddfellows with Jim Kirkpatrick and friends.

Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned local guitarist and musician who really needs no introduction. 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 is the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM, and also performs often with Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden. He recently toured the UK and Europe with Rhino's Revenge (a band fronted by Status Quo's bass player John 'Rhino' Edwards).

3.00pm start

Monday 14th Oct 2019

Holy Moly & The Crackers @ Crown Ballroom, Nantwich View map - Crown Ballroom Permanent link

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers make riotous party music for the masses. Their upcoming album, Take a Bite, is a concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock.

Formed in Newcastle in 2011, the group began as little more than a laugh, an excuse to busk through some foot-stomping folk pop. They developed from a four- to a six-piece band, with Ruth Patterson on vocals/fiddle, Conrad Bird on vocals/guitar/trumpet, Rosie Bristow on accordion, Nick Tyler on electric guitar, Jamie Shields on bass and Tommy Evans on drums/backing vocals.

Doors Open 7:30 pm
Tickets £12.50

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com

Tuesday 15th Oct 2019

Lemn Sissay @ Crown Ballroom, Nantwich View map - Crown Ballroom Permanent link

Lemn Sissay

SPOKEN WORD EVENT

Lemn Sissay is an award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster. He has performed throughout the world from The Library of Congress in The United States to The University of Addis Ababa. Awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2010, Lemn is Chancellor of The University of Manchester and holds an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Huddersfield. He is the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and is the Poet Laureate of Canterbury.

Doors Open 7:30 pm
Tickets £17.50

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


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


Open Mic Night @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Wednesday 16th Oct 2019

Lucy Spraggan @ The Studio, Nantwich View map - The Studio Permanent link

Lucy Spraggan

Lucy started out as a singer-songwriter performing at open-mic nights around the country.
At just 19 years old she took the brave decision to perform her self-penned hit ‘Last Night (Beer Fear)’ on the X Factor and secured a Top 20 single and Top 30 self-released album whilst still competing in the show.
That journey resulted in her becoming the most Googled musician of 2012.

Through relentless touring, her innate song writing ability and an ever growing fanbase, Lucy has now achieved an incredible five consecutive Top 30 albums. ‘ Today Was A Good Day’ marked a new chapter for Lucy musically and personally. Now the journey continues with her biggest tour of the UK and Ireland playing at 32 different venues including the 2019 Words & Music Festival!

Doors Open 7:30 pm
Tickets £17.50

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


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

The Reads

The Reads hail from the borderlands of North Wales & the North West of England. Their debut album ‘Stories from the Border’ (2011) and their follow-up ‘Lost at Sea’ (2014) gained the band a loyal fan base across Wales and the North West as well as national radio plays on BBC Radio 2, XFM and Amazing Radio. They have been ‘Artist of the Week’ on BBC Radio Wales several times. They have recently finished recording their third album and are excited to share the fruits of their labour when the album is released later this year.

‘Lost at Sea is one of my albums of the year’ Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

‘Really, really good.This band are on the verge of breaking through’ Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

‘Stories from the Border is just a wonderful album, every track….’ Clint Boon, XFM

‘Some of the most crafted music I have heard in a long time…phenomenally good’ Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

Starts 9:00 pm
Free Admission

More info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Abbamania @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Abbamania

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. Celebrating 40 years of ABBA.

Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

ABBAMANIA’s widely acclaimed thribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles.

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA.

Tickets: £27.50

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Kate McCullough @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Kate McCullough

Born in Yorkshire but having lived in Spain and Gibraltar, Kate McCullough studies music at the University of Chester.

Over the past year she has gained an increasing following having played a wide range of live venues and has recorded for The Narrowboat Sessions.

Currently performing an array of traditional and recent folk, pop, and acoustic music, she has started to write and perform her own material which has been well received by audiences across the North West.

Starts 9:00 pm
Free Admission

More info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


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 17th Oct 2019

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

Lindisfarne

Recently reformed legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers, Lindisfarne, are back on top form with a classic five-piece line-up fronted by founding member, Rod Clements.

Their repertoire includes unforgettable songs like Meet Me on the Corner, Fog on the Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run for Home.

With a live reputation second to none, Lindisfarne’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed. Don’t miss this chance to witness the rekindled passion that channels the fire and magic of their glory days.

Doors Open 7:30 pm
Tickets £25.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


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

With Slug and friends...


Wicklow Gap @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


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


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 Stephen Robinson and Neil Smith.


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

Friday 18th Oct 2019

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



A Flying Lady debut for this new five-piece band.


They'll be playing covers from Blondie, The Pretenders, Texas and lots more!


£free


9ish start.


Thea Gilmore @ St Mary's Church, Nantwich View map - St Mary's Church Permanent link

Thea Gilmore

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Words & Music co-founder, Thea Gilmore, performs her annual ‘homecoming’ show in the beautiful St Mary’s Church.

The show will include material from all stages of her unique career, including her new album Small World Turning, which features The Fuse (Let it all Come Down).

This chance to hear the celebrated, exquisite voice of one of Nantwich’s most famed residents in one of the town’s most revered and iconic buildings is, indeed, an occasion to cherish.

Doors Open 7:00 pm
Tickets £20.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


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

The Vanz

The Vanz perform 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.


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.


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


Diamonds And Ducks @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Diamonds And Ducks

Diamonds & Ducks are a four piece female fronted function band covering material from Tina Turner to Queen, featuring the talents of Ms Sammy G.

9.30pm.


Postcode Envy @ The Woodside, Crewe View map - The Woodside Permanent link

Postcode Envy

Postcode Envy are a 5 piece Funk & Soul covers band based in Merseyside.

Expect hits from Darryl Hall & John Oates, Boz Scaggs, Paul Carrack, Stevie Wonder, Paul Carrack, Bill Withers, Isley Brothers, Ace, Steeley Dan, Luther Van Dross, John Mayer, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Temptations, Doobie Brothers, The Foundations, Michael Jackson, Prince.... That sort of thing...


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

Green Bullet

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

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

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

9ish start.

Free entry!

Saturday 19th Oct 2019

Lauren Housley @ Bloom, Nantwich View map - Bloom Permanent link

Lauren Housley

Since arriving on the UK music scene in 2016, soulful singer-songwriter, Lauren Housley has two albums behind her, both earning her critical acclaim from the likes of Q, The Telegraph, No Depression and the BBC Radio 2 Playlist.

Lauren has opened for such artists as Van Morrison, Jack Savoretti and First Aid Kit as well as travel the UK playing sold-out headlining tours and festivals.

She is becoming known around the world for her emotive live performances; bringing spirit, soul and a grounding sincerity to the roots-inspired music she plays.

Doors Open 12:00 pm
Free Admission

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Turin Brakes @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Turin Brakes

When they first appeared back in 1999, NME opined ‘Turin Brakes inhabit a space which is entirely their own, fully formed and brutally emotive – give them the devotion they deserve’.
Their Ether Song album was certified gold in the week of release and yielded the Top 5 single Painkiller, and their five subsequent albums have all made the Top 40.
They have a fine reputation as a sublime, enduring live act with a fervent fan base.

Turin Brakes are a timeless and ever evolving UK treasure.

Doors Open 7:30 pm
Tickets £20.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Patrick Barkham @ Nantwich Museum, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Museum Permanent link

Patrick Barkham

SPOKEN WORD EVENT

Patrick Barkham takes us on a journey around some of Britain’s most intriguing small islands, meeting their wild residents – from puffins to party animals, Orkney voles to nuns.

In this illustrated talk, he travels from small to ever tinier islands in search of the essence of island life. Do small islands have big lessons for us on the mainland?

Patrick is the award-winning author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, and Coastlines and a natural history writer for The Guardian. His latest book, Islander, won the 2018 National Geographic Traveller magazine Book of the Year Award.

Doors Open 12:45 pm
Tickets £10.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


One Vision - Queen tribute duo @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

One Vision - Queen tribute duo

One Vision is a fantastic Queen tribute show featuring amazing Freddie Mercury & Brian May lookalikes and soundalikes

The show has been put together by Eddie & Les who are lifelong Queen fans and this reflects in the stunning attention to detail that has been applied to the music and show.

Eddie as Freddie Mercury has been involved with music from a young age, firstly as an accomplished guitarist and then as a lead vocalist, songwriter and soloist. He has used his versatility and an exceptional talent to recreate vocal styles to recreate an interpretation of Freddie's vocal style. Through careful study of video footage Eddie has also recreated the look, and stage presence of Freddie. While there will only ever be one Freddie, Eddie never fails to provide a convincing, musically excellent and entertaining performance

Les as Brian May has been playing electric guitars for over 30 years in various cover and original material bands. He has used his skills and experience to study and recreate an interpretation of Brian's unique style. He plays note for note recreations of Brian's famous solos on his replica Red Special which was actually made by Brian's own company. Using a Brian May Signature Treble Booster and a sixpence piece, he manages to get close to the unique power and sound of the great man.

+ singer or comedian tbc.

£6.00
Adults only.
Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


Salena Godden @ Nantwich Players Theatre, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Players Theatre Permanent link

Salena Godden

SPOKEN WORD EVENT

Salena Godden is a highly respected poet, author and broadcaster. She has published two poetry collections; Under the Pier and Fishing in the Aftermath, and a collection of essays entitled The Good Immigrant.

Her live poetry album, LIVEwire, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. Her latest book, Pessimism is for Lightweights – 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance, was included in the Rough Trade Top 10 Books For 2018 list. Salena is a regular performer at international literature festivals and has presented numerous arts programs for the BBC.

Doors Open 3:30 pm
Tickets £10.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Scott Matthews @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Scott Matthews

Singer-songwriter Scott Matthews who grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, got his first guitar when he was seven and knew then that music was his future.
His first album Passing Stranger caught the attention of Janice Long, Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne and won him the Ivor Novello award for the single Elusive.
He’s toured with the Foo Fighters, Robert Plant and Rufus Wainwright and his folk, blues and rock fusion continue to attract a devoted band of supporters.

Doors Open 1:30 pm
Tickets £15.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Three Wise Monkeys @ The Linley Tavern, Alsager View map - The Linley Tavern Permanent link


Rod Stewart tribute @ 13 Club, Alsager View map - 13 Club Permanent link

£8 members
£10 guests


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

Soulvation

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

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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!


80's Rewind @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

80's Rewind

80's Rewind - Merseyside based duo.

Classic hits from the classic decade!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00

Sunday 20th Oct 2019

Gilmore & Roberts @ 34 Pepper Street, Nantwich View map - 34 Pepper Street Permanent link

Gilmore & Roberts

Folk duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship & tight harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound.

Nominated 3 times at the BBC Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts met as students and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo has toured abroad, played the UK’s biggest festivals, toured with Fairport Convention and won wide praise for their work. They released their 5th studio album, A Problem Of Our Kind, in October 2018.

Doors Open 4:00 pm
Tickets £10.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Hazel O'Connor @ Crown Ballroom, Nantwich View map - Crown Ballroom Permanent link

Hazel O'Connor

Hazel O’Connor rose to fame in 1980 starring in the iconic punk film, Breaking Glass. There were smash hits, Top 10 albums and Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way.

Hazel’s ageless songs seem even more relevant in our present times.
Accompanied by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and vocals, this powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy to Hazel’s vibrant performance.

Doors Open 2:00 pm
Tickets £20.00

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


Sinatra Raw @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Sinatra Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns following a sold out West End season. Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement, the air is electric and the crowd jockey for position. But times are changing as the Stones and Bowie dominate the charts. Things take an unexpected turn when he drinks One for My Baby too many. This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.

Splendidly tough yet laid-back, authentic performance (Times).
Singing the hits with style… marvellously played (Telegraph).
Quite simply phenomenal ***** (Mike Young, BBC Music).

Tickets: £24
Show & Dine*: £44

*Show and Dine: Select a show & dine ticket when choosing your seats online or via the Box Office to enjoy two courses from the menu for a set price. A member of the team will be in touch to confirm your dining time.

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Become a Member to book fee-free and save 10% on food and drink at the restaurant and bars.


Tony Wright of Terrorvision @ Crown Ballroom, Nantwich View map - Crown Ballroom Permanent link

Tony Wright of Terrorvision

Don’t miss this special up close and personal acoustic gig with Tony Wright – lead singer and songwriter with rock band Terrorvision, famed for smash hits including Tequila, Perseverance and Alice, What’s the Matter?

In addition to reunion gigs with Terrovision, Tony has released three albums with his other band, Laika Dog, and two solo albums. In this gig he will play material from all these albums plus some Terrorvision classics, so book early and bring your singing voice…

Doors Open 7:30 pm
Tickets £12.50

Tickets and more info at www.wordsandmusicfestival.com


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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

Shakermaker

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

7.00pm early show.



Monday 21st Oct 2019

Open Mic Night with Marc Gollins @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link


The Brunswick Open Mic Night, hosted by established local musician, Marc Gollins.

All welcome, performers and spectators alike.

Free entry.

9ish start.

Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019

That'll Be The Day @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

That'll Be The Day

Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of That’ll Be The Day!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!

This show just gets better and better - The Telegraph
Three hours of Music & Mayhem! - The Express


Stalls/Circle: £28.50
Gallery: £22.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Become a member for exclusive discounts, advance booking and 10% off food and drink during your visit.


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


Open Mic Night @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019

That'll Be The Day @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

That'll Be The Day

Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of That’ll Be The Day!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!

This show just gets better and better - The Telegraph
Three hours of Music & Mayhem! - The Express


Stalls/Circle: £28.50
Gallery: £22.50

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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 24th Oct 2019

Thunder @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Thunder

Unplugged and Unscripted – An Intimate Evening with Danny & Luke.

They usually headline arenas and festivals, but this autumn, British rock band Thunder will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a series of up-close-and-personal shows for fans.

Founding members singer Danny Bowes and guitarist Luke Morley will talking through the highs and lows of life in Britain’s most popular rock band and they’ll punctuate their unscripted conversation with host Mick Wall by playing acoustic versions of fan favourites.

The 16-date Unplugged and Unscripted tour will give fans the chance to see them as they’ve never been seen before and the addition of a strictly limited number of VIP tickets will also provide followers with the chance to meet them after each show.

Tickets: £29
VIP: £54 (includes a meet and greet after the show and exclusive acoustic CD)

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

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