Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

38 gigs

Today - Sunday 19th Jan 2020

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

12.00 - 2.00pm

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


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. 7.00pm start.

Monday 20th Jan 2020

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.

"Every Monday for new and existing bands, solo artists, stand-up comedians or alternative entertainment - come along and if you pass the audition you will get a paid gig here at The Brunswick. Please let us know if you're coming along to perform..." (click through to their Facebook page here).

All welcome, performers and spectators alike.

Free entry.

7.30ish start.

Tuesday 21st Jan 2020

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

Anthony John Clark @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

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 22nd Jan 2020

Dance To The Music @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Dance To The Music

Dance To The Music is a sumptuously beautiful, glamorous dance show created, directed, choreographed and starring ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff. Kristina is excited to tour the show with even more fabulous costumes, stunning vocals and breathtaking choreography.

Hosted by heartthrob Jake Quickenden who first found fame with on the X Factor, I’m A Celebrity and Dancing On Ice and an exciting troupe of dancers featuring South African Dancing With The Stars professionals, Marcella Solimeo & Dylon Daniels, this promises to be an evening not to be missed.

Dance To The Music first and only dance show in the UK to portray the evolution of dance through musical eras and genres from the roaring 20s with the Charleston and Tap dances, moving through every decade of dance and finishing with modern day Ballroom and Latin. All sequence are linked by a clever light-hearted script with plenty of humour and anecdotes revellaing the fun facts of showbiz life.

With over 15 styles of dancing performed to the biggest hits of every decade, DTTM is the ultimate family show which can be enjoyed by all generations. Featuring Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Rock-n- Roll, Hustle, Funk, Disco, Breakdancing, Street, Hip Hop, Contemporary Ballet, Salsa and the spectacular Argentine Tango presented by the incredibly talented and versatile team of dancers.

VIP Meet & Greet: £47.50
Standard: £30
Show & Dine: £50 (6.00pm arrival)
Groups 10+: £2 off
Members: £2 off

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 23rd Jan 2020

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


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.

Callum Wright @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link

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

With Slug and friends...

Friday 24th Jan 2020

Wayne Roberts @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Wayne Roberts

"What can be said about this young, versatile, entertainer? (quite a bit, actually!)

He started his vocal career and entertaining at a very early age. however, it was not until he teamed up with another young man and created the duo ' Full Stop' that things took off.

That was some years ago and since then Wayne has worked with some of the biggest names in showbiz (Jimmy Cricket to name just one). He has appeared on the showcase show call with ' The Stage' newspaper, who stated that 'Full Stop' are like the up and coming 'Ant and Dec'.

Wayne and ' Full Stop ' are still going strong and continue to make people laugh wherever they go. In 2005 Wayne decided to pursue a solo career as well as the duo and has proved himself to be worthy as a solo artiste.

His blend of vocal capability and humour are a must-see experience for any audience and with his varying range of music there will be something for everyone to enjoy."

The Four Kings Blues Band @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Bad Dukes And Beggars @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link

Jack Gray @ Kinderton Hotel, Middlewich View map - Kinderton Hotel Permanent link

Double Denim Co. @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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...

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.

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


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!

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

The Velocetas

Three-piece covers band from Oldham which started in 2013 and has played regularly in and around the Greater Manchester circuit, gaining a great reputation for high energy shows packed with hits from era's ranging from the Pop and Motown hits of the 60's, into the 70/80's punk and new wave era all the way through to 90's Britpop and modern day Indie Rock.

Influences: The Beatles, The Kinks, Small Faces, The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Jam, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys etc.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00

Saturday 25th Jan 2020

The Sensational 60's Experience @ The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - The Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

The Sensational 60's Experience


The biggest and best UK touring 60’s show, returns to Crewe Lyceum Theatre for one night only to celebrate its 10th anniversary!
With a brand new production for 2020, The Sensational 60’s Experience brings an incredible three hour 60’s spectacular filled with pure nostalgia. The show with the definite 'feel good factor' will transport you back to a magical decade as four legendary names take to the stage and deliver a night never to be forgotten, where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

Starring The Trems (all former members of The Tremeloes) The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Dakotas, these talented musicians will belt out hits such as Silence Is Golden, Storm In A Teacup, Hippy Hippy Shake and Little Children amongst others. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years, come and experience the musical phenomena of the 60’s for yourself.

Full of timeless classics, this is the must see 60’s show for 2020!

Tickets: £31.00

The Penguin Incident @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

The Penguin Incident

The Penguin Incident are a rag-tag bunch of musicians from the Northwich area, who were once described by Oliver Reed as the musical equivalent of the A-Team. Still on the run from the CIA for crimes they did not commit (it wasn’t them, honest!), The Penguin Incident have become Rock Soldiers of Fortune, playing gigs in pubs and clubs to fund the cause and to pay for their ever expanding bar tab...

The Penguins play a blend of both modern and classic rock covers, with the emphasis on having a good time.

Please don’t be put off by all the hype around the legendary party antics of this five piece band, who make Motley Crue, look like the New Seekers. Although they like to party, most of the recent reports about wild drunken debauchery have been slightly wide of the mark! Robert Plant, when asked to comment on the band, famously said “who?"

What they are saying about the Penguins:

Why hasn’t Mr Beckett, the guitarist from the mighty Penguin Incident, featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine yet? It’s a disgrace; it’s what the people want! - F Rossi, Margarita Nursing Home, Surrey

My Mum booked a band called The Penguin Incident for my 100th birthday party, I can’t recommend
them highly enough - great vocalist, loads better that the guy who used to be in my band back in
the early 70s! Rock n Roll!
- Sir Jimmy Page, Rocksville

A band called The Penguin Incident played my local pub last night. These guys can really rock. Their version of “Whole Lotta Rosie” was epic, I really impressed with Paul`s solo, don’t miss them when they visit your town. - Richie Blackmore, Toadstool Hollow, Elf-land

I finally got to see The Penguin Incident down at the Bowling Green last weekend, what a crackin' night, me and my mate Dean (Martin), pulled a couple of local gals, got hammered and listened to some great music. I got to meet Mark, the bass guitarist, after the show, What a top bloke, and a what a great bass player! Great pint of mild in the Green too, cheers Tim, - Mr Frank Sinatra, Los Angeles, CA

I asked myself the other day, what’s happened to all the great rock drummers in the world? Then I saw Kerrie from the impressive Penguin Incident, the future is in good hands. I will sleep well tonight - N Peart, A Mountain, Canada

These boys really know how to party; I think I had a great night - O Osborne, Birmingham, England

The bass player is hot, anyone know his number? - Miss K Minogue, Ramsey St, Australia

Pink Cadillac @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Pink Cadillac

The boys are back in town with some quality 50's and 60's Rock 'n' Roll.
Take a trip back in time with Pink Cadillac to the 50's and 60's and twist the night away!
This band lives for the fact that Rock-n-Roll is here to stay!

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2.00

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


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

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

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

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

Jody Jennings @ The Bridge Inn, Audlem View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

Rod Stuart (Rod Stewart tribute) @ Sandbach Cricket Club, Sandbach View map - Sandbach Cricket Club Permanent link

Doors 7.00pm

From £10.00

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

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


Malpractice are a bunch of forty-somethings from Stoke who really should know better!

Their high-energy feel-good inspired R'n B takes you back to the pre-Punk pub rock scene of 1975.

28 songs, 90 minutes, If you don't like the one they are playing there is another one coming along in 3 minutes time…

A little Malpractice never hurt anyone!

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.

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

Tone Tanner @ The Oddfellows Arms, Nantwich View map - The Oddfellows Arms Permanent link

Tone Tanner

Known as a “one man kick ass band” Tone Tanner delivers roots and blues slide licks on his homemade resonator guitars with the genuine punch and authenticity of the original bluesmen.

Tipped for the top by BBC Hereford &Worcester, TT plays solo slide / blues and acoustic rock, but there’s a lot more to him than that!

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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Green Bullet @ The Hop Pole, Crewe View map - The Hop Pole 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!

Sunday 26th Jan 2020

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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Risky Business @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Risky Business

A return to The Raven for Risky Business!

A collaboration of Stoke-based bands The HitMen and The Mystrons brings a high energy four-piece 80's dance and soft rock show.

7.00pm early show.

Ben Maitland @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

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