Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

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Today - Saturday 23rd May 2015

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


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….


Gambler @ The Red Lion, Nantwich View map - The Red Lion 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!'


Audlem Music Festival @ St James Church, Audlem View map - St James Church Permanent link

12:00 Band Of The Cheshire Constabulary
13:00 Stapeley Broad Lane School
14:30 Nantwich Voices
15:30 Nantwich Young Voices
16:30 Loud Mouth Women
19:30 Audlem Voices


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


Mind Over Matter @ The Brighton Belle, Winsford View map - The Brighton Belle Permanent link


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


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
THE BLUE YELLOWS
MAROONED
PHOTO BOOTH SMILE
SEABIRDS
GREATER DICTION


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


MonkeyTrial @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


James Hickman @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link


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


Audlem Music Festival @ 11 Cheshire St, Audlem View map - 11 Cheshire St Permanent link

11:00 Ben Murray
13:00 Grant Sharkey
15:00 Ronan Haughey


Audlem Music Festival @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link

11:00 Back Row Plus
12:30 Bickerton Youth Music Group
13:30 Maddy Storm
15:00 Papa Funk
16:30 Akiva
19:00 Memphis Sons
21:00 The Ronaldos


Audlem Music Festival @ The Bridge Inn, Audlem View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

13:00 The Love Music Trust Youth Sinfonia
14:00 Kassette
15:30 The Jamie Brownfield Quartet
17:00 Last Of The Dogs
19:30 Flatlands And Garage Flowers
21:30 Crystal Ships


Diva Divine @ Smallwood Vintage Rally, Betchton View map - Smallwood Vintage Rally Permanent link


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


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


Audlem Music Festival @ The Wharf, Audlem View map - The Wharf Permanent link

12:30 Loud Mouth Women


Audlem Music Festival @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

13:30 Sammi Elston
14:30 Elvis Car Stereo
16:00 City Of Lights
18:00 Sarah Miller & Mr. Will
20:00 The Mad Dog Davies Band
21:00 Gambler

Sunday 24th May 2015

Sam Burrows @ The Wickstead Arms, Nantwich View map - The Wickstead Arms Permanent link


The Start @ The Brunel Arms, Crewe View map - The Brunel Arms Permanent link

4pm


Audlem Music Festival @ 11 Cheshire St, Audlem View map - 11 Cheshire St Permanent link

11:00 Megan Kelsey
13:00 Jimmy Crowley & The Boat Band


Audlem Music Festival @ Methodist Church Hall, Audlem View map - Methodist Church Hall Permanent link

14:30 Frances Hughes


Audlem Music Festival @ Blues Alley, Audlem View map - Blues Alley Permanent link

12:00 Northbound
14:30 Simon Kempston


Age Of Plastic @ Harrisons, Nantwich View map - Harrisons Permanent link


Winsford Music Festival @ Winsford Marina, Winsford View map - Winsford Marina Permanent link

Some of The leading bands from 'The Winsford Music scene' perform alongside the best new bands/artists...Back To Back all day!

PLUS

Open Mic Stage, Crafts Stalls, Inflatables and Rides, Licensed Bar, Festival Food & More....

The best bit....IT'S FREE ADMISSION

***ESTIMATED STAGE TIMES***
1.00pm - Evan Kirwan
1.45pm - Will Garner
2.30pm - Paul Wilkes
3.15 pm - The New Breed
4.00pm - Seabirds
4.45 pm - The Kirkbride Plan
5.30pm - Marooned
6.15pm - Ursula Suits
7.00pm - Deja Vega


Hollywood Nites @ The Bridge Inn, Crewe View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

4pm


Audlem Music Festival @ The Bridge Inn, Audlem View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

11:00 Sunday Brunch Sessions
13:30 Funkbreakers
15:30 Green Smoke Hokum Band
17:30 Alive & Kicking
20:30 Nikki Rous


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


Audlem Music Festival @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

11:00 Tikki Black
13:00 45 Sound
15:00 Skalinskis
17:00 Milkmen
19:00 Two Faced Tom & The Bootleg Boys
21:30 Heavy Weather


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

7.30pm


Charity Event @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link

Live music from 3pm.
Confirmed bands include The Barflys, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer, Rain Acoustic Duo and Paul Maddock. More acts to be announced.


Mind Over Matter @ Smallwood Vintage Rally, Betchton View map - Smallwood Vintage Rally Permanent link


The Jem @ The Flying Lady, Crewe View map - The Flying Lady 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!

9.00pm

PLUS

Afternoon show from Flameproof! 4.30pm


Audlem Music Festival @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link

11:00 Simon Kempston
14:00 Heidi Browne
16:00 The Eyres
18:30 The Reads
21:00 Taylor And The Mason

Monday 25th May 2015

Vala @ The Salt Cellar, Middlewich View map - The Salt Cellar Permanent link

2.30pm


Audlem Music Festival @ The Bridge Inn, Audlem View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link

12:30 USB's
14:30 Headsticks
16:00 Emperors Of The North
18:30 Jeremiah Ferrari
20:30 Oli Ng



Audlem Music Festival @ The Lord Combermere, Audlem View map - The Lord Combermere Permanent link

13:00 Garron Frith
15:00 Sons Of Clogger
17:00 The Travelling Band
19:00 Beth Prior
20:30 Mark Stevens




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


Audlem Music Festival @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

13:30 The Quiet Men
15:30 The Billy Gibbons Experience
18:00 Ashley Fayth Band
19:30 Pete Watkins
21:30 James McGrath




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


Audlem Music Festival @ 11 Cheshire St, Audlem View map - 11 Cheshire St Permanent link

11:00 Josh Whittaker
13:00 Olly Flavell
15:00 Josh Briggs


Audlem Music Festival @ Blues Alley, Audlem View map - Blues Alley Permanent link

12:00 Jim Kirkpatrick
14:00 Jonathan Tarplee


The Jem @ The Hop Pole, Crewe View map - The Hop Pole Permanent link

2pm

*** CANCELLED ***

Tuesday 26th May 2015

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


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

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

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


Adrian Roye @ The Cycle Junction, Wheelock View map - The Cycle Junction Permanent link

£10


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


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


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.



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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 29th May 2015

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


Plain Truth @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


California Blue @ 13 Club, Alsager View map - 13 Club 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


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

The Conspirators

The Conspirators are a three piece rock and pop band, specialising in the classic hits of the 1960's.

They have existed as a band for over 40 years and are highly experienced in thrilling audiences of all ages.

They have over 100 songs in their ever expanding repertoire, covering great artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Hollies and many, many more top acts of this very important era in rock and pop history.

Glyn on Bass and Lead Vocals is the longest serving member of the band and is about to complete his 36th year.

Jim on Guitar and Lead Vocals has been with the band for 28 years.

Barry on Drums is a relevant newcomer, although her has completed several lenghty spells with the group over the past 40 years.

The Conspirators have appeared with the following artists: The Drifters, The Fourmost, Marmalade, The Merseybeats, Billy J Kramer, The Searchers, The Kinks, Showaddywaddy, The Tremeloes, Sandy Shaw and The Casuals.

This is a free gig! 9pm start.


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


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


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

Baxter

Baxter - maybe the hottest duo in Crewe right now!

Accomplished songstress Hayley Strangelove is joined by Paul Senior, the lead singer from Son Of Shinobi.

Together, they are Baxter. Expect quirky covers and ridiculous banter!

This is a free gig, 9ish start.

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.



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


Green Bullet @ The Grand Junction, Crewe View map - The Grand Junction 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.


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


Baxter @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms 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.


No Alibi @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

No Alibi

An evening of classic Rock 'n' Roll from this trio with hits from the 50's onwards…

Willy (Bass), Mike (Guitar) and Simmy (Drums) have lots of experience in the music business, and their love of music is evident in their shows.

Members £free
Non-members & guests £2.00


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.


Callum Joseph Wright @ The Hawk, Haslington View map - The Hawk Permanent link


We Are Nomad @ Crewe Town Centre, Crewe View map - Crewe Town Centre Permanent link

Creative Crewe Big Event in the Victoria Centre Square, Crewe
10.30am &, 3.00 pm.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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

Sunday 31st May 2015

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 the FINAL!!!

Free admission. 3pm start.

SOLD OUT!
THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY.
ALL TICKETS ARE TAKEN.

PLEASE NOTE. TICKET HOLDERS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ENTITLED TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE 101% PANTERA GIG ON FRIDAY 22 MAY FOR JUST £1.00!!!


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!


The Pluckers @ The Queen's, Kidsgrove View map - The Queen's Permanent link


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


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


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

7.30pm

Monday 1st Jun 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 2nd Jun 2015

Kelly Oliver @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


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


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


Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015

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

Thursday 4th Jun 2015

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


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


Beardsmith @ 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


Open Mic for Nepal @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link


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


Open Mic Night @ The Boughey Arms, Audley View map - The Boughey Arms Permanent link

Nepal fundraiser...

Friday 5th Jun 2015

Hex @ The Studio, Nantwich View map - The Studio Permanent link

Hex

HEX. Winners of Yamaha Rock The House 2014 and title of UK's best young band!

AND. One of only a dozen bands EVER to play the Houses of Parliament along with Slash and Myles Kennedy!

These guys are keeping up with the extravagant persona that they have adopted over the past few years and aim to conquer the UK with their controversial stage show and hard hitting rock n’ roll - Will you be joining the HEX rebellion, because THEY NEED YOU!

After the success of 2013, during which HEX saw many highlights, including playing renowned stages such as The 02 Academy, Sugarmill and The Cavern Club to name but a few, and their debut EP ‘Welcome To The Show’ released to the world with critical acclaim, 2014 got bigger, harder and louder!

HEX have begun to build hype for their individual style and charisma gaining attention and airplay from radio stations such as 106.1 RealXS Radio (Formally Rock Radio) and the BBC. The band have continued to branch out overseas, with Hex winning a competition judged by rock legends Judas Priest and Skid Row last year and subsequently securing not just one song but a soundtrack within a feature length American film.

Now with new management and backing, and after sharing the stage with a long list of names including Kerrang! and NME Favorites The Courtesans, Peace, The Struts and HeadrusH, what may be the next step?

+ Skeletal Damage + Sons Of Andal.

Doors 7.30pm.

£5


QE II @ Alsager Civic Centre, Alsager View map - Alsager Civic Centre Permanent link

QE II

QE2 – The very best of QUEEN;
has been created and is performed with love and admiration for the late great Freddie Mercury and the musical legacy of Queen. There is a desire in each member to replicate what made Queen so special and to bring back some of the live magic that made Queen the international super-group that they still are today.

Soon to enter their 45th year, Queen have amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records, there are just so many to chose from and it is hard work constructing a show that captures Queen’s creative history in such a short amount of stage time but we guarantee the show to be a non-stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.

All QE2 band members have been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each taking satisfaction and pride in producing this ultimate tribute to Queen, each playing replica equipment adding that little extra sound characteristic and all performed in authentic costumes making it a show to remember!

7.30pm

£10

Tickets from www.alsagermusicfestival.co.uk or Alsager Civic Centre.


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


Faces 4 Radio @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Faces 4 Radio

The result of a cruel scientific experiment F4R manifests itself as a trio of wandering minstrels. Dave Elliott (drums), Andy Garner (bass) and Lee Garner (guitar) terrorize the locals with their close harmony singing and soothsaying. These guys have been knocking around in various guises for nearly 20 years and just like a bad penny they keep turning up again and again with faces that only a mother could love.

Their performance consists of an eclectic mix of material centering round the late 70's and early 80's. The odd classic from the 60's and a few interesting modern choices complete a collection of songs that other bands rarely attempt. Delivered with gusto, there's something for everyone - even if they are 'The Ugliest Band in Town!' Like a cross between Marty Feldman and Arthur Askey they'll leave you feeling wide eyed and legless!

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2


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


The Illegal Eagles @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Illegal Eagles

Now established as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, the Illegal Eagles continue to amaze crowds everywhere with their extremely tight harmonies and acute attention to detail.

With over 15 years international touring experience, their uncanny ability to capture the emotion of Don Henley’s vocal deliveries have won mass audience acclaim both at home and abroad.

This latest production features all the classics – Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado, Life in the Fast Lane, Take it to the Limit, and a whole lot more!

“The band were flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally” The Express.


Tickets: Stalls/Circle: £23.50*, Gallery: £19.00*. Concessions £1 off.*

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.


Black Zeppelin @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Black Zeppelin

From Wigan…..

Black Zeppelin is an exciting new double-tribute featuring the songs of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin in the same evening.

As well as the expected classics, both sets will feature a few rarer album tracks not always covered by Black Sabbath & Led Zep tributes.

Don't miss this!


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


Photo Booth Smile @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link


The Pink Pumps @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


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

Stipe

Stipe have been around since 1996. Formed by Richard Southern, the original line-up gigged mainly in the North of England and Scotland. Over the next few years Richard also fronted Midlands based Monster playing many gigs throughout the U.K and Europe honing and perfecting Michael Stipe's very individual stage persona.

In 2002, Richard decided it was time for a new version of Stipe.
This line-up debuted on January 1st 2003, and over the next few years built up an enviable reputation as an authentic and entertaining tribute, playing all over the UK with regular visits to Ireland and also Europe including Malta, Italy and Sicily. During this time the band's website became the most popular on search engines Google and MSN, and the vast majority of venues - from small clubs to huge festivals - have made regular return bookings.

In 2014 the lineup was refreshed bringing back some of the original members, along with new talent, to produce the strongest and most authentic sounding REM Tribute to date!

£8

Saturday 6th Jun 2015

The Penguin Incident @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

The Penguin Incident

A welcome return to The Tav for The Penguin Incident - a Cheshire based covers band playing classic rock, metal and punk/pop.

Don't miss it!

£free. 9ish start...


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


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

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2


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

Funkbreakers

The Funkbreakers band play a blend of cool funk and soul with a dash of modern rhythm. The band includes some of the best musicians and sought after session players in the Northwest.

Between them, they have performed alongside musicians from well known bands such as FM, Barclay James Harvest, 10cc, Whitesnake, Climax Blues Band, Ruby Turner, and many more.


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


The Hill Street Band @ The Healing Well, Talke View map - The Healing Well Permanent link


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

SWaY

Classic covers and big tunes from one of the area's premier party bands! SWaY are a four piece band and have been performing covers together since 1997.

SWaY have played prestigious venues all over the UK. Appealing to all age groups, SWaY always make it an event to remember! Expect well known songs covering the past four decades from The Beatles to Elvis, right up to Kaiser Chiefs and Snow Patrol.

This is a free gig. 9pm start.


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


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

Sunday 7th Jun 2015

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


Electro 80's @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

£5 adv; £7 on the door.


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


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


A Night In The West End @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

ANITWE

Don’t miss this evening of exciting musical entertainment featuring many songs from various musicals past, present and future, brought to you by YSD Theatre School and Curtain Call Productions and starring current West End Performers (names to be confirmed).

Book early!

£13.00

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.

Monday 8th Jun 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 9th Jun 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


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


Jaleo Flamenco @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Jaleo Flamenco

In a scintillating fusion of heartwrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing, Jaleo return to Britain with their latest new stage show ‘A Compás’, brimming over with the intoxicating rhythms, palpable energy and joie de vivre which has become synonymous with the company.

‘A Compás’ (in rhythm) charts an evocative musical journey through the diverse flamenco regions of Andalusia in which some of Spain´s finest award-winning artists combine their talents in a mesmerising tour de force to produce a unique spectacle of universal appeal which encapsulates the very essence of flamenco.

Flamenco at its very best - a succession of short, sharp human dramas which quicken the pulse and excite the senses
Dance Today

£19.00

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.

Wednesday 10th Jun 2015

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

Thursday 11th Jun 2015

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


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


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

The Bohemians

Internationally renowned Queen tribute The Bohemians take you on a high-energy, roller coaster ride of a concert through the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time: Queen.

So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces, to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and rock anthems of the early nineties.

Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest rock band.

£20.00

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.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


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

Friday 12th Jun 2015

Acoustic Blues @ Crown Ballroom, Nantwich View map - Crown Ballroom Permanent link

Michael Messer

Following the huge success of the Country Blues night back in January, The team at The Crown have decided to hold another one and this time it's acoustic. Featuring the virtuoso slide guitarist Michael Messer and, back by popular demand, Jim Kirkpatrick along with some like minded individuals.


MICHAEL MESSER
Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist who has one of the best bands performing some of the greatest blues tunes produced this century. His playing encompasses the entire history of the blues but is totally individual and contemporary. His use of turntables in the band adds a new element to the music and Messer’s haunting vocals ooze authenticity and integrity.

The American magazine, ‘Spirit’ listed Michael as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever alongside Duane Allman and Ry Cooder.

JIM KIRKPATRICK
With 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.

In addition to being onstage right-hand-man to former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden, Jim has been the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM since 2008, touring the UK and Europe and playing at some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious rock festivals and has supported some of the biggest names in music.


Tickets £8 with no Booking Fee. Doors Open 7:45pm




Stolen Property @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Real Nirvana @ The Box, Crewe View map - The Box Permanent link

Real Nirvana

Real Nirvana are a touring Nirvana tribute band that are based in the West Midlands and are formed of 3 diehard Nirvana fans who love nothing more than recreating Nirvana's live music and look. The band strive to be as close to the real deal as possible, including the same instruments, effect boxes and pre amp Kurt Cobain used to ensure they re-create the distinctive Nirvana sound.

The band is made up of ;
Jez Fox – Kurt Cobain
Dan Callaghan – Krist Novoselic
Ross Hancox – Dave Grohl

Real Nirvana’s sets include the whole spectrum of Nirvana’s live and studio catalogue, not to mention a destruction of gear at the conclusion of the show.
So if you like Nirvana, or just want to re-live your youth, come as you are and check them out…. you wont be disappointed!

£5


Stepping Lane @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Stepping Lane

The first time at The Cosey for this great band!!

Stepping Lane first formed in July 2006 with Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist Robin Soleimani. Over several years the line up of the band changed until 2014 when Vocalist/Lead Guitarist Jordan Pemberton joined also bringing on board his cousin Isaac Pemberton on Vocals/Drums. The final piece to the puzzle was Isaac's friend Vocalist/Bass player Joshua 'Marius' Furnival completing the best line up that the band has had to date.

Stepping Lane are now playing live every weekend - playing a mixture of cover songs and their own original material. Go and check them out!

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2


Samantha Murphy @ The Glasshouse, Sandbach View map - The Glasshouse Permanent link


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


Elkie Brooks @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks will be celebrating her 70th birthday with a UK tour.

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of her generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new.

Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more.

2012 saw the release of Elkie’s much anticipated autobiography ‘Finding My Voice’ and a re-release of her highly acclaimed album ‘Powerless’.

Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don’t miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.

Still one of the great British voices”
The Guardian

£23.00

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.


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


Green Bullet @ The Express, Crewe View map - The Express 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.

This is a free gig! 9.00pm start.


Urban Gorilla @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Saturday 13th Jun 2015

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


Gambler @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly 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 Age Of Plastic @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


The Age of Plastic…..

4 guys playing songs so that you can party.

Expect The Killers, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Supergrass, Blur, The Jam, Kasabian and much, much more…!

This is a free gig. 9ish start.


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

Vavoom!

High-octane rock ’n’ rollers Vavoom! have built up a strong following during the past 10 years or so, and have become known for delivering a fast-paced set of tunes spanning a number of decades.

Their style could be described as having a rock ’n’ roll core peppered with swing and jazz. They promise a high-octane set of rockabilly tunes inspired by The Stray Cats, early Elvis and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

A career highlight for them was being asked by Sir Bob Geldof to support his band at the Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival in 2002.

The band was formed by guitarist Andy Boote aka Booty.
Vince ‘The Viper’ Whitmore was added as drummer, and the final recruit was Chris Large, Peter Wilson auctioneer by day and double-slap bassist by night.

Together they bring sets of hot rod rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly delivered in style on demonic drums, banging double bass and growling Gretsch guitar.

Booty remains humble on the band’s broad appeal - “If it’s done right, everyone likes it,” he said; “It’s got an energy and enthusiasm that has got lost somewhere. People have forgotten how to play that style of music or it’s ended up underground.”

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


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

Fallen

Fallen are an East Midlands based Evanescence tribute band founded by bassist Keith Phillips in January 2013.

They give a true and emotional set of Amy Lee and her band’s music. You won’t be disappointed with this tribute to the music of Evanescence!

£5


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

The Assets

Fresh from a stunning set at the Transport Festival, a first visit to The Tav for The Assets

"They're not the next big girl band....they're not the next big boy band.......they're a band with big girls and big boys in it!!

Fun Fun Fun!!! We love to have fun when we play and we love it even more when others have fun with us. With 6 vocalists we have plenty of versatility and can cover may genre's

Late starters in the entertainment industry, All in our 40s when we got together, now we are making up for lost time making as much noise as possible as often as we can."


£free
9pm start


Broadway Nights @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Sunday 14th Jun 2015

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

The Start

The Start!!

The Start are - Graeme Malam (Vocals) Andy Smith Jnr. (Guitar) Tony Tweats (Bass) Adam Tweats (Guitar) and Andy Smith (Drums).

They deliver superb covers of a wide range of party songs, The Kooks, The Rifles, Fratellis, The Pigeon Detectives, The Jam, and The Enemy amongst others.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent band who are possibly the hardest working band on the local circuit!


Afternoon show. 4.30pm start.


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


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

Monday 15th Jun 2015

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


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

Tuesday 16th Jun 2015

Raintown Sears @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


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

Wednesday 17th Jun 2015

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

Thursday 18th Jun 2015

Acoustic Open Mic Night @ 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


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

Friday 19th Jun 2015

Lindisfarne @ FAB Festival, Middlewich View map - FAB Festival Permanent link

Lindisfarne

The Middlewich FAB Festival Main Stage.
FAB25 Anniversary Concert

British folk rock legends Lindisfarne

In November 2005, former Lindisfarne members and associates appeared together at Newcastle City Hall in a concert marking the tenth anniversary of Alan Hull's death, and interest in his and Lindisfarne's work was heightened when former manager Barry McKay mounted a campaign to recognise Alan's achievements with a plaque outside the building.
At the plaque's unveiling ceremony, a brief musical tribute was performed by Ray Jackson, Dave Hull-Denholm and Ian Thomson. 'Jacka' along with Dave and Ian, enlisted the services of Steve Daggett, Charlie Harcourt and Paul Thompson to form 'Ray Jackson's Lindisfarne'

LINDISFARNE 2015: Rod Clements (vocals, guitars, mandolin), Steve Daggett (vocals, keyboards, guitars), Charlie Harcourt (guitars, vocals), Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars), Tom Leary (fiddle, vocals), Paul Thompson (drums), Ian Thomson (bass, vocals).

plus

Headsticks
Baker's Fabulous Boys
The Middlewich Paddies

Gates open 6.00pm
FREE admission


Slide Boy Roy @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Blue Eyed Beggars @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link


Mind Over Matter @ Big Lock, Middlewich View map - Big Lock Permanent link

time tbc.


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

The Start

The Start!!

The Start are - Graeme Malam (Vocals) Andy Smith Jnr. (Guitar) Tony Tweats (Bass) Adam Tweats (Guitar) and Andy Smith (Drums).

They deliver superb covers of a wide range of party songs, The Kooks, The Rifles, Fratellis, The Pigeon Detectives, The Jam, and The Enemy amongst others.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent band who are possibly the hardest working band on the local circuit!

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


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


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

Fallen

"A hard-hitting, show-stopping 5-piece Groove Metal band, based in Stoke, consisting of physchopath Nathan Fallen Edwards, The Tank Big Al Rowe, Rob The Butcher Ball, Chaz Street Fighter Draycott.

We provide our audiences with hard-hitting Groove Metal that causes you to throw your body around, and snap your spine. You dare to resist but will never overcome the primal need throw your head along to the infectious groove that awaits…"


+ Manalishi + The New Breed + Peruvian Nostaligia Syndrome.
£5


Monkey Finger @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Brave New World @ The Red Lion, Nantwich View map - The Red Lion Permanent link

Saturday 20th Jun 2015

Ward Thomas @ FAB Festival, Middlewich View map - FAB Festival Permanent link

Ward Thomas

The Middlewich FAB Festival Main Stage.
FAB25 Anniversary Concert

Rising Country stars Ward Thomas

Since the age of three, sisters Catherine and Lizzie were born entertainers and have been singing together ever since.
Nashville producers recognised their potential and recorded them in 2012- now most certainly `discovered` with global airplay and tours.
Their own country-rock songwriting draws-in new fans with simple catchy melodies and a fantastic live show.
Whatever your musical taste, WardThomas are sure to rock Middlewich on Saturday night!

plus

Clutching At Straws
Polly & The Billets Doux

7.30pm start
FREE admission

Also….

Afternoon entertainment from 1.00pm with -

Cheshire Youth Music Showcase:
False Alarm
Cheshire Youth Choir
Cheshire Youth Training Orchestra
Middlewich Youth Theatre
Vale Royal Concert Band

3.00pm
World Of Dance:
Simply Soweto Encha
Rajasthan Heritage Band

4.00pm
Morris Dance-Up!


Act tbc... @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link


Paul Gibson 70's show @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Paul Gibson

Paul Gibson brings his tribute show packed with different decades of hits. Expect to hear classics from artists such as Marc Bolan, Bowie , Slade, Sweet, Showaddywaddy, Queen, Mud, 10CC, Sparks etc. A wonderful mix of Pop and Glam Rock from all eras!
If you are up for a party this is an amazing night!

Members £ free
Non-members and guests £2


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Statease Quo @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Statease Quo

A tribute Band to the insitution that is Status Quo. Newly formed and now rocking a town near you!

Statease Quo are a tribute Band to the work of British rock legends Status Quo. Statease Quo will bring a show to you featuring a set full of hits, rarely played and live favourites from Status Quo's huge back catalogue and maybe even a few newer songs thrown in for good measure!

This is a free show. 9ish start.


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

whiskyhead

WhiskeyHead are one of the most popular, lively and hardworking rhythm and blues bands currently operating throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Its members bring together years of musical experience with a passion for live performance . Together since 2009, WhiskeyHead perform traditional and popular guitar and harmonica covers from the likes of Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Cream, Joe Bonamassa and Muddy Waters.

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


No Alibi @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link


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

Sunday 21st Jun 2015

Neville Staple @ FAB Festival, Middlewich View map - FAB Festival Permanent link

Neville Staple

The Middlewich FAB Festival Main Stage.
Party In The Park

The original Rude Boy Neville Staple

Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice!

From the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials, & FunBoy3 in the late '70s and '80s, to The Special Beat and other collaborations during his solo career from the 90's up to the present day, following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and his departure from the band in late 2012, he continues to be a forerunner of the ska movement, and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band at venues and festivals worldwide.

We wanted to finish this year`s festival in style - come and join us for the Best FAB Party Ever!!!

plus

Thrill Collins
Thom Kirkpatrick
Mike Deliatre & Lion Spirit (Mauritius)
My Sweet Patootie (Canada)
Jeremy & Maia (New Zealand)

1.00pm start 7.00pm finish (approx)

FREE admission


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


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.


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

7.30pm


Foden's Band @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Foden's Band

Cheshire brass band Foden’s Band perform at the Lyceum with an evening of musicianship.

In 2012 Foden's Band became the 'Double Champions' when they won the British Open Championships and the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall. Both of these contests are regarded as the leading brass band events in the world. Foden's are one of the leading Brass Bands in the world and due to this are in demand in concert halls across the country and abroad. Their concert repertoire includes the full spectrum from light popular music both old and new through operatic, film and light orchestral works to the serious original brass band music performed by outstanding soloists and supported by an enviable collection of fine musicians.

Join Foden’s Band for a delightful concert evening which will include music from the highly successful film 'Brassed Off.'

£20. Concessions £18. Groups 10+ 20% off.

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.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Monday 22nd Jun 2015

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


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

Tuesday 23rd Jun 2015

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


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

Wednesday 24th Jun 2015

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


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

Thursday 25th Jun 2015

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


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


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


Cheshire Schools Celebration Of Music @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Cheshire Schools

Enjoy a celebration of music and performance by talented students in a showcase concert presented by the Stafford Sports and Performance Academy.

£10.00

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.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm

Friday 26th Jun 2015

Chris Bevington & Friends @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


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

Mutha Humbucker

An institution around these parts, the four-piece are Ashe Masters - Lead Vocals, Steven Hadzik - Drums and Vocals, Chris Renshaw - Bass Vocals and Jim Ellis - Lead /rhythm Guitars and vocals.

Simply four lads doing what they love - Rocking.

Expect some classic rock covers entwined with the big Humbucker sound.
Covering a range of songs from Queen, Thunder and Status Quo through to Motley Crue, Fleetwood Mac and Bon Jovi, Mutha Humbucker are one of the best 'live' Rock bands on the circuit.

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2


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!


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


Faces 4 Radio @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Mutha Humbucker @ The Brunswick, Crewe View map - The Brunswick Permanent link

Mutha Humbucker

An institution around these parts, the four-piece are Ashe Masters - Lead Vocals, Steven Hadzik - Drums and Vocals, Chris Renshaw - Bass Vocals and Jim Ellis - Lead /rhythm Guitars and vocals.

Simply four lads doing what they love - Rocking.

Expect some classic rock covers entwined with the big Humbucker sound.
Covering a range of songs from Queen, Thunder and Status Quo through to Motley Crue, Fleetwood Mac and Bon Jovi, Mutha Humbucker are one of the best 'live' Rock bands on the circuit.


Off The Shelf @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link


Stated Quo @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

Stated Quo

PREMIER Status Quo tribute act Stated Quo return to The Cosey!

The boys have won over the legions by faithfully recreating the heavier side of the rock legends’ music.

Fans can rock out to those classic hits of the 70s and 80s as well as very rarely or never played album tracks and B-sides.
Anthems sure to be included are Down Down, Whatever You Want and Rockin’ All Over The World.

Members £free
Non-members and guests £2


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


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

Heavy Weather

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

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

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

Free admission. 9pm start.


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


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

Slug

SLUG were spawned out of The Slow & Easy Jam night at Lostock Gralam, Northwich in the Summer of 2011. The original line up was Zeke Vocals, Al Slug and Mike Slug on Guitars, Nik Slug on Bass and Paul Slug on Drums. After frantic rehearsals they performed their first set at the Moss Farm Festival, Northwich in the August of 2011. They knew then that there was chemistry. They received a great response from the crowd. As their reputation grew the gigs started to come in. The highlight was playing the Slow Fest and the infamous Thunder Sprint Gig at Northwich Memorial Hall on the same day.

Paul Slug left the band and was replaced by Colin Tolley. the band was stable for about a year and then there was a major shift. Nik and Al left the band just leaving Zeke and Mike out of the original line up. Nik was replaced by Paul Noden on the bass guitar. Al's position was axed as they decided to go out as a four piece. Shortly after Col decided he wanted to change direction and play the guitar so he formed his own outfit called the John Colins Band. It wasn't long before they found the perfect replacement drummer in Colin Alltree.

SLUG play classic rock covers also glam rock, rock n roll and modern day. There is something in their set for everyone. They pride themselves on their performance giving 110% every time.

Don't miss this!!


The Chicago Blues Brothers @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Chicago Blues Brothers

Following their massively successful and critically acclaimed Sweet Home Chicago tour, The Chicago Blues Brothers are back with a brand new action packed show to celebrate over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon.

Backed by the hottest 10 piece band around, the stars of the show not only entertain us with Jake and Elwood, but also classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway!

This non-stop revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues, Motown & Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies - and plenty of laughs too!

Don’t forget your Pork Pie Hats and Dark Glasses!

‘Official UK No.1 Winner of the National Tribute Awards 2013’
The Agents Association

£22.50 Stalls/Circle, £20.50 Gallery, Concessions £1 off.

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.

Sunday 28th Jun 2015

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


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).


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


Music For Life @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Music For Life

Music for Life works in partnership with schools to provide instrumental music lessons to thousands of students in over 100 schools in the region. The Music for Life Celebration concert will feature ensembles from some of the finest young instrumentalists in the area together with players just starting out on their musical journey.

£6.00

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.

Monday 29th Jun 2015

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


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

Tuesday 30th Jun 2015

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


Wilcox:Hulse @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern Permanent link

Friday 3rd Jul 2015

The Jem @ The White Lion, Crewe View map - The White Lion Permanent link

Friday 10th Jul 2015

Toyah Willcox @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Toyah

Toyah Wicox the original Princess of Punk hits the Civic Stage on Friday 10th July with her Close Up and Personal Tour.

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved actress and music composer.

In a career spanning thirty years Toyah has had thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, made ten feature films and presented such diverse television programmes as The Good Sex Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

It all began in her hometown Birmingham in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman offered her the role of ‘Mad’ in seminal punk epic Jubilee. She continued to gain strong roles, appearing alongside Katherine Hepburn in the film, The Corn is Green, as well as playing ‘Monkey’ in the legendary Quadrophenia. She teamed up with Jarman again to play Miranda in his innovative version of The Tempest, which won her a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 1980 Evening Standard Awards.

By this time Toyah’s band was gaining critical success with the debut single Victims of the Riddle (no.1 in the independent charts) and six track EP Sheep Farming in Barnet. Her first album, The Blue Meaning, became a Top 40 hit. A TV Documentary “Toyah”, an accompanying live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! – as well as hit singles It’s A Mystery, I Want to Be Free, Brave New World and Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard plus the platinum albums Anthem and The Changeling – confirmed her status as one of the most significant talents of the Eighties.
In 1982 she won the Best Female Singer at the Rock & Pop Awards.

In 2002 Toyah proved her staying power selling out eleven stadium gigs for the Here and Now Tour. Musically, Toyah has remained fresh, uncompromising and ground-breaking. In 2007 she signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Zomba Music. Alongside this Toyah began a collaboration with Bill Rieflin (REM) and Chris Wong on the band project, The Humans. Toyah continues to be seen on film with her recently completed starring role in the British film Power of Three, a light-hearted feel-good comedy that follows the adventures of 3 friends who pool their strengths when the going gets tough. Toyah still maintains her multi-faceted and vibrant career.

Tickets £17+bkg fee

Doors Open 7pm, 8pm start


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

Friday 17th Jul 2015

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

The Jem

Ever popular and hard working local covers act The Jem bring their interpretation of classic crowd pleasers to The Express.

This is a free gig, 9ish start.

Friday 24th Jul 2015

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

Saturday 25th Jul 2015

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

Friday 31st Jul 2015

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

Saturday 1st Aug 2015

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

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