Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

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Today - Sunday 19th Apr 2015

Sandbach Music & Motors Festival @ Sandbach Market Square, Sandbach View map - Sandbach Market Square Permanent link

SBTF Sun

Free live music on the Cobbles

12.00 Pastry Shoes
13.00 Foden's Band Marchpast
13.30 Baxter
14.15 The Assets
15.15 Tom Seals

Last summer saw the release of headliner Tom's debut album, 'Ace', which soared to Number Two in the UK Blues Charts and continued to spend four months in the Top 10. Tom and his band played a 28-date UK tour in late 2014. Now, 2015 looks to be even bigger and better for him, with many live appearances and festival dates lined up ranging from this appearance at Sandbach Transport Festival, to gigs at the world famous Ronnie Scott's in London and even to Hong Kong!.








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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Jamie Ashton @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link


Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm


Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link


Metal 2 The Masses @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

M2TM

Colossus Live and The Box are very proud to be hosting the METAL 2 THE MASSES COMPETITION for Cheshire, North Wales & Staffordshire for 2015.

One band will win a slot from this region and will play on the Bloodstock Newblood Stage in front of an estimated 2,000 metal hungry fans!

This is Quarter Final 2

WHITE NOISE THEORY

SYNAPSE

OBEY

STAND SILENT

Free admission. 3pm start.


Jam Night @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Monday 20th Apr 2015

The Acoustic Club @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


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


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

Tuesday 21st Apr 2015

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


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


Pelican Babies @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Wednesday 22nd Apr 2015

Acoustic Open Mic @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Thursday 23rd Apr 2015

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Rat Pack

It’s fun all the way as the ‘Purveyors of Cool’ swing into town with a sensational show with live orchestra featuring some of the greatest music of the 20th Century.

Revive your wonderful memories of the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior in a fabulous production that’s experienced worldwide success.

It’s all totally live and every song is an absolute classic. With performances of favourites like Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Sway, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me To The Moon, That’s Amore, Mack the Knife, plus many more, this is a night of swinging music that is not-to-be missed.

The BBC summed it up - ‘Magnificent!’

Front Stalls/Circle £23, Rear Stalls/Circle £21.

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


George @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


The Tannahill Weavers @ The Boar's Head, Middlewich View map - The Boar's Head Permanent link

£10


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


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


Flying Aardvarks @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


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

Friday 24th Apr 2015

Infatu8tion @ The Express, Crewe View map - The Express Permanent link

Infatu8tion

Infatu8tion are a professional music duo with a passion for music and lights, covering classic hits from the 60's to the present day.

They pride themselves in their overall performance, which includes a professional sound and lighting show.

They have over 25 years combined experience in the music industry, having played with a variety of professional bands before coming together to form Infatu8tion.

They perform at private functions, weddings, festivals, corporate events, pubs, clubs and anywhere there's electricity and really know how to put the P into Party!

This is a free gig! 9pm start.


Dionne Giorgino @ King's Arms, Crewe View map - King's Arms Permanent link


NSS Band @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven 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!


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


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


The Bryan Adams Experience @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Bryan Adams Experience

The Bryan Adams Experience is a celebration and tribute to the hit songs and enduring popularity of Bryan Adams. Formed in 1997, the 4 piece band are based in Teesside, England and replicate live performances that can only be surpassed by Bryan Adams himself.

Touring has taken them to The Azores, Cyprus, Spain, Bahrain, Belgium and Holland as well as all over the UK, performing to crowds as large as 10,000. Major headlining gigs have included: the Microsoft convention in Barcelona, Mathew Street festival in Liverpool, Party in the Park in Jersey and the Tribute Festival in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island. Most recently they have played at Marvellous Festival,Tribfest as well as many local fundraising events for the local Air Ambulance Service.

An electric atmosphere is guaranteed, you will not be disappointed!!

£5


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


Rain Acoustic Duo @ The Railway Inn, Alsager View map - The Railway Inn Permanent link


The Jake Leg Jug Band @ Audley Theatre, Audley View map - Audley Theatre Permanent link

+ Pete Shirley


Tom Jarvis @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link

Saturday 25th Apr 2015

The Emperors Of The North @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

The Emperors Of The North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

Indecision

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

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

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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 Lancashire Hotpots @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

The Lancashire Hotpots

Chris Evans has called them ‘The new Wurzels’ on Radio 2 and Paddy McGuinness has called them “the Spinal Tap of Folk Bands” but their fans know them simply as Bernard, Bob, Kenny, Billy and Dickie: ‘The Lancashire Hotpots’.

Since first taking to the stage in 2007 with flat caps and ‘weskits’, The Hotpots have become the go-to band for those wanting a light-hearted, distinctly Northern musical view on life. The lads have entertained the nation with comedy songs about chippy teas, shopmobility scooters and how to smuggle your own sweets into the cinema. Sets full of raucous comedy songs, congas, puppets and pirates have made them firm festival favourites and famous for good time, singalonga fun.

Due to their impressive showing, Chris Evans hand picked the band return as main stage openers for Children In Need’s Carfest North festival in 2014.

“a terrific evening’s entertainment” Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2

“St Helens’ finest…they’ll bring a smile to your face” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

“the perfect antidote to the modern disease of cynicism…great comedy to brighten your day!” 5/5
Skiddle

£14

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


The Jake Leg Jug Band @ Audley Theatre, Audley View map - Audley Theatre Permanent link

+ Jim McShee


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


Dirty DC @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link


Dirty/DC have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998 and have developed a lineup and stage show that has made their reputation seriously strong amongst AC/DC fans, whether die hard fanatics or people who just want a good night out.

Every visual detail has been fine tuned from the wall of Marshalls to Angus's footwear, but most importantly the music delivery and stage show has an impact regularly described as "awesome!"

Dirty/DC give real value for money with a full 2 hour+ show with all the AC/DC favourites from both Bon and Brian eras.

So, if you love AC/DC and really want to rock - get down to The Box!

Tickets £12.50 from the venue or online by clicking the venue link above.


All About Time @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


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

Gambler

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

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

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

Free gig. 9pm start.


The D-Roaders @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

D-Roaders

The D-Roaders are a newly formed 5 piece rock covers band based in Crewe and Stoke.

Due to a high amount of different influences in the band they don't think you will be disappointed in the choice of music that the band have picked to play for you!

This is a free gig! 9pm start...


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Sunday 26th Apr 2015

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

Jam Night

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


Metal 2 The Masses @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

M2TM

Colossus Live and The Box are very proud to be hosting the METAL 2 THE MASSES COMPETITION for Cheshire, North Wales & Staffordshire for 2015.

One band will win a slot from this region and will play on the Bloodstock Newblood Stage in front of an estimated 2,000 metal hungry fans!

This is Quarter Final 3

Free admission. 3pm start.


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

Beardsmith

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

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

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

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

Afternoon show. 4pm start.
Free entry.


The Start @ The Bridge Inn, Crewe View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

4pm


Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm

Monday 27th Apr 2015

The Acoustic Club @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


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

Tuesday 28th Apr 2015

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


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


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

Wednesday 29th Apr 2015

Live Lounge @ The White Bear, Middlewich View map - The White Bear Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Thursday 30th Apr 2015

George @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link


Baxter @ 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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 1st May 2015

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 night.

This is a free gig!


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


The Jalepeños @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link


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


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

Fracas

FRACAS are a four piece band playing the best in Indie/pop and rock. They really do have something for everyone.

Expect songs from the likes of The Jam, Oasis, Green Day, The Fratellis, The Killers, Duran Duran, The Kinks, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and much, much more!

This is a free gig. 9pm start.


Road To Ruin @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link


Green Bullet @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club 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.

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2

Saturday 2nd May 2015

Della & The Fellas @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Della & The Fellas

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a free gig!


J.C. Rayne @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


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

The Fuse

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

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

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


AWOL @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link


Photo Booth Smile @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Photoboothsmile

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

Welcome to Photo Booth Smile, a four-piece band from Crewe.
They have been together for four years, originally as a two piece, Jaz on guitar and vocals and Craig on drums, and now have expanded into a four piece with good friends Tom & Ben joining on bass and lead guitar.

At the moment they are working with numerous sets based around 48 cover songs from bands such as White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Adele and Stereophonics as well as many more. They also have an extensive selection of original material which they are constantly expanding.

Members £free
Non members/guests £2


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

+ guests.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Blue Eyed Beggars @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

Bue Eyed Beggars

The Blue-Eyed Beggars are a blues-rock trio, originally from the Midlands but now based in the North West, with Dave Gough on lead guitar and vocals, Wayne 'Bodge' Hodgkiss on bass guitar and vocals and Julian 'Pakka' Parkes on drums.

All three musicians have played in a myriad of bands over the years and gigged extensively in the UK, Europe and South America. Dave and Bodge were original members of Caners, a Birmingham band which supported such bands as Ruby Turner and the Cutting Crew in the early 80s.

Dave is a member of the Rock Band Richochet from the late 70’s who continue to record today and also the acclaimed acoustic duo The Flying Vees.

As well as the Blue-Eyed Beggars, Bodge is currently a member of the soul-funk band Tabasco.

Pakka plays with “The Adams Jovi Experience”, the 70s/80s tribute show Retrospekt, the theatre show The Best Days of our Lives and Big Jim’s Boogie Band with Big Jim of Red Lemon Electric Blues Band fame.

Sunday 3rd May 2015

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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link


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


Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm


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


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

Shakermaker

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

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

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

This is a free afternoon show. 4.30pm start.

Monday 4th May 2015

The Acoustic Club @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


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


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

Tuesday 5th May 2015

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


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


Garron Frith @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic Night @ The Boar's Head, Middlewich View map - The Boar's Head Permanent link


Wednesday 6th May 2015

Acoustic Open Mic @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Thursday 7th May 2015

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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


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


George @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link


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

Friday 8th May 2015

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


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


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


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

SWPMB

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

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


Tom Jarvis @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


No Alibi @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link


Westworld Weekend XIII Day One @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Westworld

Theatre Of Hate + Death Valley Surfers

SOLD OUT!

Saturday 9th May 2015

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


Green Bullet @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link


Spit Ya Pippins @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


Westworld Weekend XIII Day Two @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Westworld

Spear Of Destiny + RT-Zed

plus afternoon show from Kirk Brandon Acoustik Trio + Folkgrinder.

SOLD OUT!


All About Time @ The Vine, Shavington View map - The Vine Permanent link


Saturday Folk session @ 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


Pink Cadillac @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link


The Pink Pumps @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


The original Pumps were to be found gigging extensively round the pubs and clubs of the North West in the early 1980’s, usually as a three piece playing high energy new wave influenced rock music, more commonly known as Power Pop these days. They eventually fizzled out after a succession of guitarists failed to stick around…special mentions to Noel, Steve, Trev, Phil and Paul who all spanked their planks with us at some time.

And then original members Ken and Dave decided it was time to have some fun again and get the show back on the road. Recording sessions have taken place and a record company is making interesting noises. A new drummer and guitarist have been recruited and gigs have been booked. Yes, thirty years later its Pumpin’ time again!

9pm start. Free admission.


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

Gemma Latham

Gemma is an up and coming fantastic local female vocalist, all types of music including ballads, show tunes, rockabilly, modern and pop classics.
She covers most music genres from 1940's through to present day pop hits including hits from Adele, Caro Emerald, Alison Moyet, Amy Winehouse and many more.
So get in the party mood, get your dancing shoes on and let's have a great night!!

Members £free
Non members and guests £2


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

Soulphonics

The Soulphonics are one of the hottest 6 piece wedding, function and party bands in the UK, performing a sublime cocktail of classic soul, funk and party tunes guaranteed to fill the dance floor all night long!

9pm start. £free!

Sunday 10th May 2015

Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link


Metal 2 The Masses @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

M2TM

Colossus Live and The Box are very proud to be hosting the METAL 2 THE MASSES COMPETITION for Cheshire, North Wales & Staffordshire for 2015.

One band will win a slot from this region and will play on the Bloodstock Newblood Stage in front of an estimated 2,000 metal hungry fans!

This is Semi Final 1

Free admission. 3pm start.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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

Flameproof

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

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

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

This is a free afternoon gig, not to be missed!

4.30pm.


Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm

Monday 11th May 2015

The Acoustic Club @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


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

Tuesday 12th May 2015

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


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


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

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Acoustic Open Mic @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Thursday 14th May 2015

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


Acoustic / Americana session @ The Red Bull, Church Lawton View map - The Red Bull Permanent link


Jaie Lupton @ 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


George @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link

Friday 15th May 2015

Keep It Cash @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link


Keep it CASH celebrate the music of singer, songwriter and author Johnny Cash, who died in 2003. With an inspired line up of stellar musicians, the band recreate note perfect, the musical legacy of Johnny Cash complete with his iconic baritone voice. The show has toured the UK and abroad for over ten years and is regarded by the music business, critics and press, as the best sounding Cash tribute show on the planet.

"Keep It CASH are a wonder and an anomaly not only entertaining, but a fully engaging and spirited band" Brighton Free Press.

£7.50


Abba - Dancing Queens @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Dancing Queens

Dancing Queens are an experienced Abba duo, just Agnetha and Frida who were recently part of a full Abba tribute with a wealth of experience.

Their set list includes: Waterloo, Honey Honey, Fernando, Chiquitita, I have a dream, Lay all your love, Sos, Knowing me Knowing you, Name of the Game, Voulez Vous, The Winner Takes it All, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Money, Supertrouper, Mama Mia, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance, Thank you for The Music, Ring ring… That's all the hits then!!

Members £free
Non members/guests £2


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


Mind Over Matter @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


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


Tom Wakefield @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


R-John @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Saturday 16th May 2015

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

Showaddywaddy

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

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

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

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

£19.00*

*There is a £1.50 per ticket booking fee on this performance. No booking fees for friends or group bookings.


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


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

Bedlam

Bedlam are a 4-piece rock covers band, based out of Crewe and Northwich. The band formed in 2009, and hit the Cheshire gig scene to great accolade in March 2010.

Playing a broad range of well known and popular rock songs covering both classic and current eras, Bedlam have become well known for their faithful and tight reproductions, and energectic stage show.

Bedlam are equally at home on small local stages and large arenas, having played many local live music venues around Cheshire and Staffordshire, outdoor festivals and even headlined to over 800 people at the ICC in Birmingham in December 2010.

"Bedlam have been rocking the North West since 2010, and have become well known for their tight and energetic live covers of classic and current rock hits. Whether you enjoy ballads or hard rock, pop rock or blues rock, then Bedlam have a varied and engaging setlist that will definitely get you on your feet!"

£free. 9pm start.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Voodoo Room @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Voodoo Room

VOODOO ROOM are a new and exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to both “Hendrix” & “Cream.”
Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a kicking, world class show in total appreciation of these two massive pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!!

Just like their fore bears, Voodoo Room are a classic three piece.

First up is journey-man guitarist, Peter Orr. He has been thrilling audiences throughout the UK and Europe for nearly 3 decades, mashing up classic riff based rock anthems, with the energy and style evocative of their time. His jaw dropping solos and epic vocal stylings, have wowed all those lucky enough to experience this virtuoso inject new life into the classics.

The Engine Room of this power trio is the stunning rhythm section of Andy Tolman & John Tonks.

Their superlative credentials include: Duran Duran, Sting, Thunder, Bryan Adams, Fish, Stevie Winwood etc etc... not to mention Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and many more!!

Together they form this mighty, retro, rocking machine that is "Voodoo Room" - their mission: To deliver the all time great Cream and Hendrix numbers, with the true passion and energy worthy of these true masterpieces! This show is beyond any tribute, it's a celebration of pure power trio class!! So don't miss the opportunity to experience the thrill of this musical ride as it was back then. Experience the magic with Voodoo Room!

£8


The D-Roaders @ King's Arms, Crewe View map - King's Arms Permanent link


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

The Task

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

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

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

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

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


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

Brazen

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

This is a FREE gig! 9pm start.


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


California Blue @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

California Blue

A visit to The Raven for this popular band playing a great mixture of 60's and more recent music. A very entertaining all-round show, not to be missed!

This is a free gig. 9ish start.

Sunday 17th May 2015

Jam Night @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Metal 2 The Masses @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

M2TM

Colossus Live and The Box are very proud to be hosting the METAL 2 THE MASSES COMPETITION for Cheshire, North Wales & Staffordshire for 2015.

One band will win a slot from this region and will play on the Bloodstock Newblood Stage in front of an estimated 2,000 metal hungry fans!

This is Semi Final 2

Free admission. 3pm start.


Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm


Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

Monday 18th May 2015

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


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


The Acoustic Club @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link

Tuesday 19th May 2015

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


We've Only Just Begun @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

We've Only Just Begun

Experience a celebration of The Carpenters music and the spirit of Karen Carpenter.

One of the most fascinating but ultimately tragic stories in popular music history was the life of Karen Carpenter. In fact, tragic is not a big enough word to describe the terrible sadness and waste of her short life. She died at the age of just 32 years.

Karen was the voice of the multi-hit making group The Carpenters, who along with her brother Richard, scored an unprecedented 17 consecutive billboard US top ten hits. The timeless quality of the Carpenters music makes it as relevant today as when they scored their first UK hit with Close to you in 1970.

Karen Carpenter had a unique voice, so unique in fact that it has proven almost impossible to duplicate, its deep smoky emotional edge creating that uniqueness that is so hard to perfect. Now for the very first time in over 30 years the voice that melted a thousand romantic hearts lives again through Toni Lee, in the touring two hour concert show “We’ve Only Just Begun, the Carpenters Greatest Love Songs.”

“We’ve Only Just Begun” is a celebration of the Carpenters music and the spirit of Karen Carpenter. Every song in the show is a chart hit, brilliantly performed by vocalist Toni Lee, with her Big Band and singers.

£19.50*

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


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

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Acoustic Open Mic @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Thursday 21st May 2015

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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


George @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link

Friday 22nd May 2015

Joan Armatrading @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Joan Armatrading

Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.

For her last major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far.

‘I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one-to-one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.’

As with every tour from this unique performer, you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favorites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with. Joan is as happy to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them. Joan is very excited to start this new experience of solo touring.

During her long and illustrious career Joan has been successful in all musical genres, Pop, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and Jazz. Her audience newly attracted or long term fans are as loyal to her as she is faithful to them.

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner producer, musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists. This group of intimate concerts will be followed by appearances on a major city tour in the UK and around the world. This is a performance that must not be missed.

£30.50*

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


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


Dan East @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


The Rude Boys @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Rude Boys

The Cosey Club welcome back the Rude Boys bringing their energetic mix of 80's Ska and Two Tone.
The first set features hits from The Jam and Paul Weller followed by the best of 80's SKA including covers from The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness etc.

Members £free
Non members/guests £2


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


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

Saturday 23rd May 2015

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

Collosusfest

Raising money and awareness for UK mind

BAXTER
JIMMY DAMMAGE & THE SHADOW
THE REPLICANTS
PHOTOBOOTH SMILE
ALL ABOUT TIME
ANGUS MCTWANGSTICK
MATT GOODALL
JACK GRAY

Sponsored by Snakey Jake's Custom Amplification

BBQ + RAFFLE

prospective times...
BAXTER - 11:15 / 12:00am
RAFFLE - 10:45 / 11:15pm
THE REPLICANTS - 10:00 / 10:45pm
JIMMY DAMMAGE - 09:00 / 09:45pm
PHOTOBOOTH SMILE - 08:00 / 08:45pm
ANGUS MCTWANGSTICK - 07:00 / 07:45pm
ALL ABOUT TIME - 06:00 / 06:45pm
MATT GOODALL - 05:00 / 05:45pm
T.B.C - 04:00 / 05:00pm
T.B.C - 03:00 / 03:45pm
JACK GRAY - 02:00 / 02:30pm

More info soon….


Middlewich Music presents 'The Boat That Rocks'‏ @ The Narrowboat, Middlewich View map - The Narrowboat Permanent link

2pm 'til LATE
FREE Admission

Confirmed line-up;
THE SONIC REVOLVERS
ANACHRONY
THE KIRKBRIDE PLAN
URSULA SUITS
MAROONED
PHOTO BOOTH SMILE
SEABIRDS
GREATER DICTION


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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


Monkey Finger @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern 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!'


Bobcat Billy's Moonshine Mission @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link


Bobcat Billy's Moonshine Mission are a 5 piece band playing Rockabilly, Rock N Roll and Blues classics, Elvis, Eddy Cochran, Johnny Cash, Stray Cats and many more. They've played at The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival and The Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival and many other venues.
Ian, Nick, Nick and Ferg have been making music together for the last 18 years as part of the rhythm and blues outfit Zoot Serious and the Belly full of bop. The band set out as a four piece but later decided on adding Dan Griffiths to the ensemble to play drums.

Members £free
Non members/guests £2


Straighten Out @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Straighten Out

STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there...with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970's...!

The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal 'attack' from the two frontmen à la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: 'Peaches', 'Hanging Around', 'No More Heroes', '5 Minutes', 'The Raven', 'Walk On By', 'Straighten Out', 'Down In The Sewer' and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers' albums and beyond…

Straighten Out - live and unleashed - will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written...Straighten Out will put you back in that place…!

£8


Gambler @ The Red Lion, Nantwich View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


All About Time @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Tobacco Road @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link

Sunday 24th May 2015

Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm


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

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!

4.30pm


Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

Monday 25th May 2015

The Acoustic Club @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


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

Tuesday 26th May 2015

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


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

Wednesday 27th May 2015

Live Lounge @ The White Bear, Middlewich View map - The White Bear Permanent link


Acoustic Open Mic @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link

Thursday 28th May 2015

George @ The Barbridge Inn, Barbridge View map - The Barbridge Inn Permanent link


Baxter @ 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


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

Friday 29th May 2015

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


Mudslide @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link


Venus Rising @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Venus Rising

Venus Rising are having fun...too much fun in fact! They've nearly finished recording their debut album at Colossus (Crewe) after forming just a few months ago, have already started building a global fan base and are very excited to be back at The Box!

With Pete Mason's rockin' lead riffs, Steve Lewis' funky bass lines, Dave Lavin's awesome beats and Sheena Bratt's unshakeable optimism (and vocals/guitar), they hope to give you at least a smile on your face and at best, a belief that another world is possible!

Named in support of The Venus Project, they like to share awareness of how cool the world could be, and to have a laugh in the process. Steve is multi-talented, as is Dave - who can also be caught in the act rocking out his bass speakers for the awesome Wirespider. Sheena has, amongst other things, been on the bill with her previous band at Cloud 9 Festival (2011)(headlined by The Futureheads and Ed Sheeran), released a solo album, supported Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze), sang on mainstream Brazilian TV, released a remix of 'RBE' with Axel F, sang with chart-hitting international trance producers Hemstock & Jennings, and also had a regular slot singing at The Comedy Store.

Come and have a listen! ♥ :D

+ The Rebellion + Wastrel + Irwell
£5


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


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


So Oasis @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

So Oasis

So Oasis are the ultimate Oasis tribute band, based in Stoke on Trent.
Live forever!!

Members £free
Non members/guests £2

Saturday 30th May 2015

The Bon Jovi Experience @ The Studio, Nantwich View map - The Studio Permanent link

bon jovi experience

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE featuring Jon By Jovi.

The Bon Jovi Experience are the worlds first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the worlds ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself they are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.

The BJE features Jon Bon Jovi clone frontman Tony (Jon) but unlike many other tributes the great musicians accompanying him are also top look-alikes: Ed ( Richie Sambora) – Guitars, Jon(Tico Torres) - Drums, Steve (Hugh McDonald) - Bass and Steve (Dave Bryan) – Keyboards. Individually and as a band they produce the looks and sounds of the real thing so closely that -

We quote:

“Having The BJE perform here was, without question, like having the actual stadium band in my club”

“The difference between watching the BJE and any other Bon Jovi tribute band is that with other bands you realize they are just a tribute but as you watch The BJE you forget they are a tribute they are just that good”.

"You could almost be fooled into thinking that this band was the real thing".

"Quite simply a mirror image of the man himself"

" Have you seen this guy he looks so much like Jon Bon Jovi it's freaky man" - Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)

“The best tribute I've ever seen” – JON BON JOVI.

Tony has been performing the music of Bon Jovi for nearly 20 years now and the band were the first to be asked to perform on the US New Jersey tribute album, “Garden State of Mind”. He is the only UK Bon Jovi tribute band frontman to actually be asked to appear on Channel 4’s Big Breakfast show with the real Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.

They were told by BBC Radio 1 DJ and TV personality, Chris Evans, that “they were the best tribute band he had ever seen” and were also asked to appear live on Chris’s show. The band has a significant fan base not to mention Tony's various TV and film appearances, including ITV's International Stars and their Doubles hosted by Dale Winton, BBC's Doctors series and British film Kinky Boots.

This band played at The Limelight under their former name of By Jovi & packed the place out, selling out their gigs three times a year for many years! They put on a fantastic show both musically and visually! Expect all the classic hits of the original band in a show full of great songs including Livin’ On A prayer’, You Give Love A bad Name’, ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’ & loads more!!

This is the only Bon Jovi tribute band to have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi!!

Doors 8.30pm
Show 9.00pm

FREE admission, but donations requested for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.



Casino @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link


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


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

The Maension

All too often hard rock stands rooted in the past. THE MAENSION, however, make music that’s meant to last beyond tomorrow. The Hollywood quartet cultivate a sound of their own aptly dubbed, “FutuRock”, on their 2014 full-length debut, ÆVOLUTION. They successfully live up to that moniker as well.

“We’re a hybrid of Art Rock, Alt Metal and Prog Rock with some electronic elements,” explains singer/songwriter MARK MAENSION. “The idea is to be unique. Every song has a different identity, and that’s purposefully done to achieve something broad. We like to crossover and always deliver the unexpected.”

After playing packed houses all over Europe and the United States in 2013 and 2014, the group finished assembling what would eventually become their formal introduction. Mark split his time between producing other acts from his intimate and high-tech Hollywood studio and writing music for the album. Those sessions yielded the nine tracks comprising ÆVOLUTION.

“Everything progressed since I first moved to Los Angeles from Italy many years ago,” he admits. “This is the evolution of what I want this group to represent. Hence, the title.”

The single “Chrysalis” evinces the entrancing intersection of styles at the heart of THE MAENSION. In between pummeling riffs, a distinct groove, and shimmering electronics, Mark trades visceral, vital, and vibrant vocals with iconic Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

“It was the craziest thing,” he recalls. “I was playing the song loudly one day, and Fred heard it from my studio. He loved it and asked if he could add vocals. Within less than thirty minutes, he ripped it on the spot. I still can’t believe it. Growing up in Italy, people thought I was crazy when I said I was going to move to California and make music. I lost a lot of ‘friends’. So, the whole song is a fuck you to everyone who doesn’t believe in you. When you achieve what you said they would, they all come back and try to be your friend. It's so perfect that Fred is on it.”

Elsewhere on the record, the enchanting keytar hum of “Silence” bleeds into the anthemic and incendiary “Freak”. The latter remains a bruising clarion call. “Just because you look a certain way, you’ll get judged,” sighs Mark. “I don’t care if you call me a freak, since I know you wish you had the freedom to do what I fucking do.”

Then there’s “Retrospection” which builds from an ominous clean guitar into an epic swell. The album closer “The Riddle With No Answer” tempers a throbbing off-time bounce with impressive guitars and a searing hook over the course of seven minutes. THE MAENSION foster hard rock’s evolution at every turn.

“I’d love for people to embrace the concept of an album once again,” Mark leaves off. “Every song is a story in and of itself. They’ve all taken me so much time, and I put so much effort into each detail. I hope everyone can feel that passion and be inspired to create whatever drives them.” — Rick Florino, October 2014

£5


Brazen @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link


All About Time @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

All About Time

Local music guru Al Dean teams up with Jay Estridge and Harry Bickles (aka Baz) for a night of timeless tunes, covering the real roots, blues and soul classics as well as plenty of contemporary tracks. Expect everything from Chuck Berry to Jessie J.

Over the years, Al (guitar/vocals) has worked with pretty much every local band, either in the studio or as organiser of the annual Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival. This new project is a pleasant diversion from all those years on bass!

Jay (keys/vocals) is a tremendous musical talent with a great sense of humour and the ability to play a number of instruments. He has worked with many famous artists along the way, most notably as keyboard player for The Ruby Turner Band.

Baz (percussion/vocals) is the newest recruit to the world of rock and roll and has astounded all and sundry with his prowess on the cajon and vocal harmonies. A prodigious young talent!

This is a free gig. 9ish start.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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

Bedlam

Bedlam are a 4-piece rock covers band, based out of Crewe and Northwich. The band formed in 2009, and hit the Cheshire gig scene to great accolade in March 2010.

Playing a broad range of well known and popular rock songs covering both classic and current eras, Bedlam have become well known for their faithful and tight reproductions, and energectic stage show.

Bedlam are equally at home on small local stages and large arenas, having played many local live music venues around Cheshire and Staffordshire, outdoor festivals and even headlined to over 800 people at the ICC in Birmingham in December 2010.

"Bedlam have been rocking the North West since 2010, and have become well known for their tight and energetic live covers of classic and current rock hits. Whether you enjoy ballads or hard rock, pop rock or blues rock, then Bedlam have a varied and engaging setlist that will definitely get you on your feet!"

£free. 9pm start.

Sunday 31st May 2015

Jam Night @ The Nag's Head, Crewe View map - The Nag's Head Permanent link


Metal 2 The Masses @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

M2TM

Colossus Live and The Box are very proud to be hosting the METAL 2 THE MASSES COMPETITION for Cheshire, North Wales & Staffordshire for 2015.

One band will win a slot from this region and will play on the Bloodstock Newblood Stage in front of an estimated 2,000 metal hungry fans!

This is the FINAL!!!

Free admission. 3pm start.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Open Mic Night @ The Fox, Haslington View map - The Fox Permanent link

7.30pm


Jam Session @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

Friday 5th Jun 2015

Paul Gibson 70's & 80's show @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady Permanent link

Saturday 6th Jun 2015

The Jem @ The Old Queen's Head, Talke View map - The Old Queen's Head Permanent link


the hill street band @ The Healing Well, Talke View map - The Healing Well Permanent link

Friday 12th Jun 2015

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

Saturday 27th Jun 2015

Sack Sabbath @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Sack Sabbath

Sack Sabbath
The UK's premier tribute to the masters of metal, Black Sabbath.
They deliver a powerhouse set of all Sabbath's greatest doom laden anthems from the Ozzy era, 1970-1978.

Plus

Oliver/Dawson Saxon
Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, founding members of Saxon.

Tickets £10.


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

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