Crewe and District Gig Guide

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

227 gigs
listed!

Today - Friday 28th Jul 2017

Roy G Hemmings and The Prim-ettes @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

Roy G Hemmings

A last minute change of act -

Now, this evening will feature Roy G Hemmings – the longest serving former member of The Drifters – and soul divas The Prim-ettes.

This is a top class show full of all-time greats – Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Under the Boardwalk, Can’t Help Myself, My Girl, Save the Last Dance for Me, and Love Train.

£5
Adults only


Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


The Crutwells @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Summer Of Beer

1967, the Summer of Love and 50 years later it’s the #SummerOfBeer with more beers, more opening hours and more live music in the chilled out, relaxed environment of the Offbeat Brewery bar.

On top of their usual #FirstyFriday and Thursday and Friday opening hours (5 – 10pm) the brewery bar will be opening Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm through July and August. Every Friday night through these summer months will see live music in the bar.

Chill out, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the draft beers and ciders, put some flowers in your hair and celebrate all that’s good about the Summer of Beer in 2017.

Keep up to date with what’s pouring and who’s performing on their Summer of Beer page (click the brewery link at the top of this listing to get to their website).

THE CRUTWELLS

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

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


Christie @ The Lamb, Willaston View map - The Lamb Permanent link

Christie Bratherton

A truly sensational talent, singer-songwriter Christie Bratherton comes to The Lamb to put her unique spin on a host of familar songs along with a handful of her own compositions.


Don't miss this. This girl can sing. And then some!


This is a free gig. 9ish start.


Todd Edwards @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


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

Malpractice

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

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

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

A little Malpractice never hurt anyone!


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


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


The Vanz @ Radway Green Social Club, Alsager View map - Radway Green Social Club Permanent link

Members £free
Non-members £1.00


Baxter @ The Red Lion, Winsford View map - The Red Lion Permanent link


The Sound Party @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Sound Party

A debut at The Cosey for The Sound Party, a three-piece Rock, Pop and Indie group from Staffordshire.

Members:
Ant - Guitar & Vocals
Ash - Bass & Vocals
James Lovett - Drums

"We are the "The Sound Party!!" a 3 piece Party band from Stafford-shire. Rock, Pop,Indie,Classics and Chart music. Dance-able tunes...!"

Member £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Local Boy @ The Fox, Elworth View map - The Fox Permanent link

Stereophonics tribute


Rhythm Of The Dance @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Rhythm Of The Dance

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an array of the most talented, gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world.

The show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its producer, “Rhythm of the Dance” celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing traditional and current to the ancient SeanNos dance style. Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, by critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world.

Tickets: £26.50, Concessions: £25, Groups 8+: £20

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

Saturday 29th Jul 2017

Tom Da Lips and HBeat @ The Talbot, Nantwich View map - The Talbot Permanent link

Talbot Sunshine Party

Saxophone and percussion, playing live with DJ's from 6.00pm.

Full schedule of top DJ's from noon till late in two outdoor yards at The Talbot (see pic for details).

Tom Da Lips is an international, live and session saxophonist based in Cheshire & Manchester. Tom is one of the most in demand sax players in the country and has played in countless venues alongside World Famous DJ/producers such as Danny Howard, Anton Powers, Axwell, Freemasons, K-Klass, eSquire and many more.

Tom will be joined by HBeat aka Harry Wright, UK pro-drummer & percussionist.



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

Guido

Guido are a professional acoustic group who fuse together slick guitar playing with punchy vocals and stomping rhythm.

With Steve's soft yet gritty soul voice and Paul's eclectic smooth tones, Guido are a force to be reckoned with!

Whatever the audience or type of event - Guido have the sounds to get you going....


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


Sandbach Rock and Pop Festival @ Sandbach Rugby Club, Sandbach View map - Sandbach Rugby Club Permanent link

Four top tributes -

The Police Force
Totally Taylor
Just Glynne
Definitely Mightbe

plus -

Shakermaker
Green Bullet
The Josh Walker Band

2.30 - 11.15pm

Advance tickets
£20
£8 kids (5-13)
£36 family (2+2)

On the day
£24
£10 kids


Smoking Guns @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


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

Tumblin' Dice

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

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Joe Forshaw @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


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

California Blue

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


Music and Comedy event @ 13 Club, Alsager View map - 13 Club Permanent link

With Steve Rossi and Rob Greenwood.


Rebecca Holland @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


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

ReMinds

ReMinds are a 5-piece Simple Minds tribute and 80's cover band from Northwich.

This is a free gig. 9pm start.


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

Slingshot
Tumblin' Dice
J.L.S. (Electric)
Delta Waves

From 12.30pm


Vanessa Bebbington @ The Horseshoe, Crewe View map - The Horseshoe Permanent link

Sunday 30th Jul 2017

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


Soul Amigos @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Soul Amigos

SoulAmigos are a 4 piece functions and party band based in the North West of England, playing Soul, Motown, Stax, Disco and much more.

The band comprises of members of the famous "Stax Of Soul" band, that finally split at the end of 2011 after 27 years, and includes most importantly, the effervescent frontman and lead vocalist "Memphis Soul Stu".

Featuring lead vocals & 3 part backing vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboards/drums, they perform an extensive range of music from the era of soul, Motown & Stax to keep you on the dancefloor!

Don't miss this early evening show. 7.00pm start.


Sam Hardy as Amy Winehouse @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers Permanent link

Sam Hardy as Amy Winehouse

Truly the voice of her generation.. Amy was both a talent and inspiration rarely seen and never matched .. Almost impossible to recreate .. Almost

6.00pm early evening show.


Baznguitar @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link

2pm


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Dionne Giorgino @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link


Dionne Giorgino -

Dionne is a beautiful singer who does a wide mixture of song styles like Motown, Soul, Dance, Pop to name a few, making her show enjoyable for all ages.

She is a sure fire crowd pleaser and you can guaranteed a great night.

Singing live from 7:30pm.


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


All acts, guitarists and singers are welcome to get up on stage and show off their talents!

PA, drums, mics and amps provided.

Everyone welcome, performers and spectators.

Hosted by Callum Wright and Stephen Robinson.

7pm start

Monday 31st Jul 2017

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

Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

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

Acoustic Open Mic

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


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


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

Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017

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


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


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


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

Thursday 3rd Aug 2017

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


Human Industrial Wake @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

£3


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


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Bethany Kate @ The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach View map - The Wheatsheaf Permanent link


Jazz Trio @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


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

Beardsmith

The UK No.1 Family Band play an amazing show of classic songs from across the genres.

This multi-vocal and multi-instrumental show will have you on the edge of your seats. Expect songs from Queen, Bon Jovi, Guns n' Roses, Pink, U2, Journey, Kings Of Leon and much more...!

Friday 4th Aug 2017

SWaY (Acoustic) @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Summer Of Beer

1967, the Summer of Love and 50 years later it’s the #SummerOfBeer with more beers, more opening hours and more live music in the chilled out, relaxed environment of the Offbeat Brewery bar.

On top of their usual #FirstyFriday and Thursday and Friday opening hours (5 – 10pm) the brewery bar will be opening Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm through July and August. Every Friday night through these summer months will see live music in the bar.

Chill out, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the draft beers and ciders, put some flowers in your hair and celebrate all that’s good about the Summer of Beer in 2017.

Keep up to date with what’s pouring and who’s performing on their Summer of Beer page (click the brewery link at the top of this listing to get to their website).

SWaY (Acoustic)

Acoustic versions of classic covers and big tunes from one of the area's premier party bands! SWaY 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.


Andy Bennett @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Vavoom! @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway 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.”

9.00pm


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!


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


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

Byte

From Stoke-on-Trent, a classic rock band covering everything from The Sweet to Brian Adams, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Queen, The Cult, Ozzy, Spencer Davies, Kiss, Whitesnake, Gary Moore and much, much, more...

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00

Saturday 5th Aug 2017

The Pluckers @ The Lamb, Willaston View map - The Lamb Permanent link

The Pluckers

The Pluckers are a Stoke-based duo comprising of Andy (acoustic guitar/vocals/ukulele) and Tony (acoustic guitar/vocals /ukulele/mandolin ) and occasional guest performers.

Formed in 2007 they play regularly far and wide to delighted audiences.

Expect songs from Crowded House, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Zutons, REM, The Kinks, Neil Young, James Taylor, The Eagles, Snow Patrol, The Rutles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Leadbelly, The Jam, Pink Floyd and more....


Phil Maddocks @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Phil Maddocks

A chance to see one of the North West's finest acoustic performers playing solo in Crewe!

Phil Maddocks returns to The Sydney Arms to play a selection of his original acoustic songs, along with a few selected cover versions.

Phil has enjoyed rave reviews for his live shows and recorded work. He has supported acts including Tom Hingley (ex-Inspiral Carpets), The Christians, Mark Radcliffe & Foes, John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), Strawbs and Big Country.

His second album (with his regular sidekick Nick Bayes), Knock and Run, is out soon...


Carl Harris @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Photo Booth Smile @ Crewe Town Centre, Crewe View map - Crewe Town Centre Permanent link

+ Tim Lee

1.00pm


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

Casino

A highly experienced three-piece live band featuring ex Members of Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, The Magill 5 & The Casuals​

In the company of Rog, Phil C and Phil D the audience is taken on a tour of the 60's, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember featuring songs from The Beatles,The Tremeloes,The Fortunes,The Monkees,The Shadows, The Hollies and more….

Free gig
9ish start


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Steve Maguire @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


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


The Sound Party @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

The Sound Party

A welcome return to The Raven for The Sound Party, a three-piece Rock, Pop and Indie group from Staffordshire, playing hits from the 60's to the present day.

Ant - Guitar & Vocals
Ash - Bass & Vocals
James - Drums


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


Honey Don't @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Honey Don't

This is vintage Rock 'n' Roll, just how it should be played!

The band has been up and running for just a year or so, with members from Matlock, Nottingham and Crewe.

They play some well-known numbers but also play some stuff that doesn't get heard very often, like Tommy Steele's 'Rock With The Caveman' and 'Brand New Cadillac' by Vince Taylor, through to the more well-known songs like Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Whole Lotta Shakin Goin' On'.

They guarantee to get the audience up on their feet for a night they will remember!

9.00pm
Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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

artizan

Artizan are a 5 piece band from Crewe.

Each member has been in a prior popular band or even two!!!
A cream of the crop collaboration you might say; a very talented group of individuals who know and understand the requirements of a good entertaining show; full of energy and a few laughs and a storming sound that will have you wondering why they have left it so long to come together.

The band cover many styles of music including Rock Soul Blues and even a little Pop but with a fresh new approach to Artists like The Commitments, Bon Jovi, Wild Cherry, Toto, Deacon Blue, Peter Gabriel, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Kings Of Leon, Train, Stereophonics and Clapton.


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


W2 @ The Fox, Elworth View map - The Fox Permanent link


Blind Summit Blues @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link

Sunday 6th Aug 2017

Cal Mac @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link

2pm


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


Mr Moo And His New Shoes @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Mr Moo And His New Shows

Mister Moo & His New Shoes are a vibrant modern party band that perform Ska & Reggae classics and give popular party hits a ska & reggae twist.

Their show is upbeat, sing-along, dance-along, drink-along, non-stop, floor-filling and feel-good. The band perform all over the UK at festivals, holiday resorts, weddings, private parties, corporate functions, clubs and pubs, including regular appearances at Butlin's Ultimate 80s Weekends alongside acts such as ABC, Bad Manners, Go West, Alexander O'Neale, The Beat & The Blow Monkeys.

Pop meets ska & reggae!

7.00pm early show

Monday 7th Aug 2017

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


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

Tuesday 8th Aug 2017

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


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


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


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

Wednesday 9th Aug 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 10th Aug 2017

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


Our House @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Our House

From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE.

On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever.

Starring Deena Payne, Emmerdale's Viv Hope, and George Sampson, winner of 2008 Britain’s Got Talent, and set to a score of MADNESS hits including “It Must Be Love”, “House of Fun”, “Baggy Trousers” and “Our House”, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles…Welcome to the house of fun!

Produced by Immersion Theatre Company (Journey’s End) and Damien Tracey Productions (Little Shop of Horrors)

Age Guidance: 12+ with parental discretion (contains some strong language and adult themes)

Stalls / Circle: £27.50
Rear Stalls: £25.50
Gallery: £23.50
Boxes (minimum 4 tickets): £18.50
Groups 10+: £20.00
Concessions: £2 off
Premiere Card: Half Price tickets on Thursday Evening

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

Performances:
Thursday 10th - 7.30pm
Friday 11th - 7.30pm
Saturday 12th - 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm


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

With Slug and friends...


Bethany Kate @ The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach View map - The Wheatsheaf Permanent link


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


Jim Kirkpatrick @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist and musician from Cheshire, England. With 20 years of professional experience Jim has become an in-demand session player, writer and performer and is recognised as one of the UK's premier slide, blues and rock guitar players.

Jim has been the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM since 2008 appearing on the recent albums 'Metropolis', 'Rockville' and 'Rockville 2' also co-writing the bands UK radio hits 'Hollow', 'Bring Back Yesterday', 'Crave', 'Better Late Than Never' and 'Story Of My Life' all of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 2. 'Crosstown Train', 'Bad Addiction', 'Better Late Than Never', 'Cold Hearted' and 'Runaway Train' have all been playlisted on Planet Rock. FM have toured the UK and Europe over the last seven years playing at some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious rock festivals and have also supported some of the biggest names in music.

As well as releasing his own album 'Changed Priorities' in 2006, Jim has played guitar for singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore on-and-off since 2003 and toured Europe and the USA with her extensively as well as appearing on many of her albums.

Jim has also been onstage right-hand man to former Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden since 2006 recently collaborating with him and several members of the late Rory Gallagher's band on a tribute to the legendary Irish guitarist.

Jim has performed all over the world and appeared at major festivals including Download, V 2004, Graspop, T In The Park, Sweden Rock, Cropredy and the Calgary Folk Festival.

He is currently the touring guitarist with Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards' band - Rhino's Revenge.


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

£3


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


James Ball @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


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

Beardsmith

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.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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

Friday 11th Aug 2017

Baxter @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Summer Of Beer

1967, the Summer of Love and 50 years later it’s the #SummerOfBeer with more beers, more opening hours and more live music in the chilled out, relaxed environment of the Offbeat Brewery bar.

On top of their usual #FirstyFriday and Thursday and Friday opening hours (5 – 10pm) the brewery bar will be opening Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm through July and August. Every Friday night through these summer months will see live music in the bar.

Chill out, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the draft beers and ciders, put some flowers in your hair and celebrate all that’s good about the Summer of Beer in 2017.

Keep up to date with what’s pouring and who’s performing on their Summer of Beer page (click the brewery link at the top of this listing to get to their website).

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!


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

ReMinds

ReMinds:

"We are a 5-piece Simple Minds tribute, and mostly 80's cover band from Northwich,Cheshire. and we have been together since April 2016."

Expect songs from -

A Flock of Seagulls, Bryan Adams, Coldplay, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Fiction Factory, Foo Fighters, Gary Numan, INXS, Joy Division, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Psychedelic Furs, REM, Soft Cell, Spandau Ballet, Split Enz, Stone Roses, Talk Talk, Tears for Fears, The Arctic Monkeys, The Cult, The Human League, The Stranglers and, of course, Simple Minds!


Our House @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Our House

From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE.

On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever.

Starring Deena Payne, Emmerdale's Viv Hope, and George Sampson, winner of 2008 Britain’s Got Talent, and set to a score of MADNESS hits including “It Must Be Love”, “House of Fun”, “Baggy Trousers” and “Our House”, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles…Welcome to the house of fun!

Produced by Immersion Theatre Company (Journey’s End) and Damien Tracey Productions (Little Shop of Horrors)

Age Guidance: 12+ with parental discretion (contains some strong language and adult themes)

Stalls / Circle: £27.50
Rear Stalls: £25.50
Gallery: £23.50
Boxes (minimum 4 tickets): £18.50
Groups 10+: £20.00
Concessions: £2 off
Premiere Card: Half Price tickets on Thursday Evening

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

Performances:
Thursday 10th - 7.30pm
Friday 11th - 7.30pm
Saturday 12th - 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm


Open Mic @ The Fox, Elworth View map - The Fox Permanent link


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


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

Neverate

A return to The Cosey for this rock covers band.

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

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


Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Kath & Adam from Vinyl Overdrive @ The Duke Of Bridgewater, Crewe View map - The Duke Of Bridgewater Permanent link


Photo Booth Smile @ The Bridge Inn, Crewe View map - The Bridge Inn Permanent link


Joe Forshaw @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


The Band-Its @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link

The Band-Its

A debut at The Railway for The Band-Its.

This is Charlie from The Jalepeños' new band.

Get your rock n' Punk n' roll tartan parallels on for a raw interpretation of 70's hellraisin' tunes including The Clash, The Stranglers, Motorhead, Sex Pistols, T Rex, Slade!

Saturday 12th Aug 2017

Callum Wright @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Callum Joseph Wright

Callum Joseph Wright is a young singer/songwriter based in Nantwich. He specialises in acoustic covers from a wide range of genres.

A recent UK competition professional judging panel described him closely as the next Ed Sheeran…!




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


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

Millhouse

A four-piece Indie, Rock, Punk and Grunge band from Cheshire.

Expect Foos, Killers, Sex Pistols, Muse, Nirvana, Jet, KoL, Sabbath, Kula Shaker, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Bryan Adams, Coldplay, Clash, Rainbow, Undertones, Stereophonics, Snow Patrol, RHCP, Feeder, Buzzcocks, Kaisers, Puddle Of Mud, U2, Stiltskin, The Who, Artic Monkeys, Queen, The Jam, Motorhead, Police....

You get the idea!


The Purpletones @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


SWaY @ The Eight Farmers, Crewe View map - The Eight Farmers 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.


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


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!


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

Casino

A highly experienced three-piece live band featuring ex Members of Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, The Magill 5 & The Casuals​

In the company of Rog, Phil C and Phil D the audience is taken on a tour of the 60's, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember featuring songs from The Beatles,The Tremeloes,The Fortunes,The Monkees,The Shadows, The Hollies and more….


9.00pm start.
Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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


Our House @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Our House

From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE.

On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever.

Starring Deena Payne, Emmerdale's Viv Hope, and George Sampson, winner of 2008 Britain’s Got Talent, and set to a score of MADNESS hits including “It Must Be Love”, “House of Fun”, “Baggy Trousers” and “Our House”, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles…Welcome to the house of fun!

Produced by Immersion Theatre Company (Journey’s End) and Damien Tracey Productions (Little Shop of Horrors)

Age Guidance: 12+ with parental discretion (contains some strong language and adult themes)

Stalls / Circle: £27.50
Rear Stalls: £25.50
Gallery: £23.50
Boxes (minimum 4 tickets): £18.50
Groups 10+: £20.00
Concessions: £2 off
Premiere Card: Half Price tickets on Thursday Evening

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.

Performances:
Thursday 10th - 7.30pm
Friday 11th - 7.30pm
Saturday 12th - 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm


Off The Shelf @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf are a popular Crewe based 5 piece rock/pop covers band

Known for their great sound and on stage dynamic, Off The Shelf have become a firm favourite with local venues performing everything from Bryan Adams to Stereophonics with a little Bruce Springsteen and Cheap Trick thrown in the mix (Check out their Proclaimers/T-rex mash-up!!!).

9pm start


Joe Forshaw @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link

Sunday 13th Aug 2017

Soul N Motion @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Soul N Motion

Soul N Motion - The ultimate party band!

Soul N Motion are a six piece funk & soul wedding and party band from Birmingham playing a wide range of classic and modern soul & funk songs.

7.00pm start.


Jack Woodward @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link

2.00pm


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


California Blue + Artizan @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Monday 14th Aug 2017

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

Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

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


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


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

Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 17th Aug 2017

Ogo Nzeakor @ 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


Cal Ruddy @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

£3


Kieran Acoustic Duo @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Bethany Kate @ The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach View map - The Wheatsheaf Permanent link


Pastry Shoes @ The Narrowboat, Middlewich View map - The Narrowboat Permanent link


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


All acts, guitarists and singers are welcome to get up on stage and show off their talents!

PA, drums, mics and amps provided.

Everyone welcome, performers and spectators.

Hosted by Callum Wright and Stephen Robinson.

9pm start

Friday 18th Aug 2017

Rivers & Kidd @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Summer Of Beer

1967, the Summer of Love and 50 years later it’s the #SummerOfBeer with more beers, more opening hours and more live music in the chilled out, relaxed environment of the Offbeat Brewery bar.

On top of their usual #FirstyFriday and Thursday and Friday opening hours (5 – 10pm) the brewery bar will be opening Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm through July and August. Every Friday night through these summer months will see live music in the bar.

Chill out, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the draft beers and ciders, put some flowers in your hair and celebrate all that’s good about the Summer of Beer in 2017.

Keep up to date with what’s pouring and who’s performing on their Summer of Beer page (click the brewery link at the top of this listing to get to their website).

RIVERS & KIDD

Rivers and Kidd are a musical partnership that draw their inspiration from various sources with the emphasis on original material.

Martin Rivers and Jaqi Kidd go back a long way, but this is the first time they have collaborated together. Jaqi contributed her vocal talents to the album Different Skies and is a member of the eponymous band. Rivers and Kidd is a different set-up and will be developing it's own unique style, with the emphasis on an acoustic feel.

Martin Rivers started as a guitarist, in the late 1970's, with punk band the Uninvited and this led onto him forming the indie group Tower Struck Down. His next project, About Time, was a neo-prog band which allowed him to broaden his song-writing skills . The keyboardist Paul Spencer went on to play in Monaco and Dario G. In the 90's Martin was part of a semi acoustic outfit called Indian Summer, but in more recent years has performed solo. His latest collaboration with Jaqi Kidd aims to push the boundaries further and explore new songwriting territory.

Jaqi Kidd is an international woman of mystery, and more will be revealed as time goes on!


Joe Forshaw @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Hollywood Nites @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


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

ReMinds

ReMinds:

"We are a 5-piece Simple Minds tribute, and mostly 80's cover band from Northwich,Cheshire. and we have been together since April 2016."

Expect songs from -

A Flock of Seagulls, Bryan Adams, Coldplay, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Fiction Factory, Foo Fighters, Gary Numan, INXS, Joy Division, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Psychedelic Furs, REM, Soft Cell, Spandau Ballet, Split Enz, Stone Roses, Talk Talk, Tears for Fears, The Arctic Monkeys, The Cult, The Human League, The Stranglers and, of course, Simple Minds!

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


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

The Mad Dog Davies Band

Mad Dog Bryn Davies brings his band of Rock 'n' Roll renegades to The Railway to play some of their own brand of Country, Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

Expect drums, bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel and anything else they can get our hands on!

Saturday 19th Aug 2017

Hayley Strangelove @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Hayley Strangelove

Hayley Strangelove is an acoustic singer/songwriter, hailing from Merseyside and currently residing in Crewe, Cheshire...

30-something years old with blue hair (for now), a beat up guitar and a unique outlook on life, Hayley wrote her first song at the tender age of 19 after banging out some chords and being pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

After singing in many cover bands, ranging from jazz and blues through to heavy rock, Hayley formed her own band in 2001 to write original material and put her own style of music on the map. She is one half of local legends Baxter.

After experimenting with different sounds, different people, different versions of songs and finally learning to play some instruments herself, Hayley decided that solo was good too (sometimes!!).

And so here we have a gal with a guitar, an eclectic array of unusual self penned gems, often written with tongue planted firmly in her cheek, but all originating and delivered straight from the heart.


Alan Triggs @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Indecision @ The Market Tavern, Sandbach View map - The Market Tavern 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!


Blackmoon Lake @ The Shroppie Fly, Audlem View map - The Shroppie Fly Permanent link


Photo Booth Smile @ Queens Park, Crewe View map - Queens Park Permanent link

Time tbc


Off The Shelf @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf are a popular Crewe based 5 piece rock/pop covers band

Known for their great sound and on stage dynamic, Off The Shelf have become a firm favourite with local venues performing everything from Bryan Adams to Stereophonics with a little Bruce Springsteen and Cheap Trick thrown in the mix (Check out their Proclaimers/T-rex mash-up!!!).

8.30pm start
Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


Sam Lyon @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Family Fun Day @ Queens Park, Crewe View map - Queens Park Permanent link

3.00pm Green Bullet
5.00pm The Start


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

Slug

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

Based in Northwich and gathering speed, having played a load of gigs since forming in 2010, they have gained a reputation for entertaining crowds across Cheshire!

Crazy singer, great songs and a passion for playing live music.....

Follow The Trail......!!!


Rob Wheeler @ The Fox, Elworth View map - The Fox Permanent link

Beatles tribute


California Blue @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

California Blue

A return to The Cosey 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!

Members free
Non-members and guests £2


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

Sunday 20th Aug 2017

Le Funk @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Le Funk

A popular Manchester based function band playing covers of classic pop, funk, soul and disco hits, who provide unbeatable quality with a dancefloor driven repertoire honed through years of playing weddings, birthdays, festivals, corporate events and clubs.

This is an early evening show. 7.00pm start.


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


James Ball @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link

2.00pm


NSS Band @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial 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...


6.00pm start.


Hayley Strangelove @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link

Monday 21st Aug 2017

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


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

Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017

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


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


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

Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 24th Aug 2017

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

With Slug and friends...


Unplugged sing-around @ The Vine, Shavington View map - The Vine Permanent link


James Ball @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Baby Brave @ De Bees, Winsford View map - De Bees Permanent link

£3


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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


Bethany Kate @ The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach View map - The Wheatsheaf Permanent link

Friday 25th Aug 2017

Zoot Serious and the Bellyful of Bop @ Coppenhall Working Mens Club, Crewe View map - Coppenhall Working Mens Club Permanent link

Zoot Serious and the Bellyful of Bop

Rhythm and blues gets party serious with Zoot Serious and the Bellyful of Bop on 25th August.

The awesome sound from this 11 piece band brings colour and movement to blues and jump jive, contemporary hits and modern swing and soul. This is music to move, that quickly draws large audiences in and on their feet.

A large playlist brings something from all the classic eras; ranging fromThe Blues Brothers to James Brown, to Colin James and Cab Calloway. The band will be appearing at festivals across the country through the season and are delighted to visit Coppenhall Club get the summer rocking!

Zoot have played with many of the greats including King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Snake Davies and Jim Diamond, Kiki Dee, Chrissy Hynde and The Pretenders, The Yardbirds and The Real Thing.

With two albums Serious and the self-titled Zoot Serious and the Bellyfull of Pop these guys are professionals not to be missed.

Tickets £7.00.
Adults only.

Contact Phil Taylor for tickets on 01270 584144


KaTo & JoE @ Offbeat Brewery, Crewe View map - Offbeat Brewery Permanent link

Summer Of Beer

1967, the Summer of Love and 50 years later it’s the #SummerOfBeer with more beers, more opening hours and more live music in the chilled out, relaxed environment of the Offbeat Brewery bar.

On top of their usual #FirstyFriday and Thursday and Friday opening hours (5 – 10pm) the brewery bar will be opening Saturdays from 2pm to 10pm through July and August. Every Friday night through these summer months will see live music in the bar.

Chill out, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the draft beers and ciders, put some flowers in your hair and celebrate all that’s good about the Summer of Beer in 2017.

Keep up to date with what’s pouring and who’s performing on their Summer of Beer page (click the brewery link at the top of this listing to get to their website).

KaTo & JoE

Superb acoustic duo play a rocking acoustic indie and pop covers set with stunning harmonies and percussion, including songs from:

Jimi Hendrix,
CCR,
Chilli Peppers,
Green Day,
Damien Rice,
Nirvana,
The La's,
Eagle Eye Cherry,
Avicii,
White Stripes,
The Killers,
Johnny Cash,
James,
Oasis etc...


The Jem @ The Duke Of Bridgewater, Crewe View map - The Duke Of Bridgewater Permanent link


The Hit Men @ The Cosey Club, Haslington View map - The Cosey Club Permanent link

The Hit Men

For a night of live music that gets people up on their feet and will have people talking on the night and long after the event, then check out The HitMen, a band that not only can play a great variety of fantastic tunes but delivers them in a unique and truly awesome way.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Baxter @ The Globe, Nantwich View map - The Globe Permanent link


Joe Forshaw @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


The G-Men @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link

The G-Men

This is a free entry gig.

The G Men are a trio of musicians from the South of England who came together to celebrate their love for the music and songs of the incomparable Rory Gallagher.

A perfect start to the 6th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival!

This is a free entry gig.

(Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available -
Early Bird tickets priced at £35.00 (weekend) or £20.00 per day are available at a discount from:

ticketsource.co.uk

Tickets will also be available on the door, priced at £40.00 (weekend) or £25.00 per day).

This Friday event is a free entry gig.


Stepping Lane @ The White Horse, Nantwich View map - The White Horse Permanent link


Elvis by Jason Dale @ The White Lion (Ford Lane), Crewe View map - The White Lion (Ford Lane) Permanent link

Jason Dale

Jason Dale has been performing his tribute to the King, Elvis Presley, for some years now and has built an excellent reputation around the globe as arguably the best in the business.

With a voice that most Elvis stylists would die for, together with costume changes and every move that mimics the King makes you truly believe you are watching Elvis himself!


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

The Start

The Start!!

The Start band members - Graeme Malam (vocals / trumpet), Tony Tweats (bass guitar), Nathan Tweats (lead guitar), Adam Tweats (rhythm guitar) and Charlie Skellhorn (drums). Covering songs from The Jam, Rifles, Pigeon Detectives, Specials, Courteeners, Clash, Kinks Arctic Monkeys, Bad Manners, plus many more.

Expect a packed venue for this excellent high energy mod/indie/punk band.


Bringing On Back The 60's - The New Amen Corner @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe View map - Lyceum Theatre Permanent link

Bringing On Back The 60's - The New Amen Corner

The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at Crewe Lyceum!

Bringing On Back The 60’s starring The New Amen Corner with very special guests 60’s icon’s Mike Pender from The Searchers and Mike A’Abo from Manfred Man.

Join them for a fantastic evening with Europe’s leading 60s revivalists, as they perform 2 hours of the million selling hits from the most prolific decade in musical history!

Tickets: £22.00

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members; Groups of 8+ please call 01270 368 242 to buy fee-free.


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

Mindfest III

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

Further details coming soon...

TILL THE FALL
FLUX
PHOTOBOOTH SMILE
JOE SYMES AND THE LOVING KIND
HAYLEY STRANGELOVE
DRIVE
CYNICAL CITIZENS
RIVERS AND KID
+ LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Saturday 26th Aug 2017

The 6th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link

The 6th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival

Celebrating the music and legacy of the late great Rory Gallagher.

Now in 6th year the weekend festival has grown into a truly international affair, last year they had people from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Holland joining for a magical weekend.

SATURDAY
13:30 - 15:30 - TOM KILLNER BAND
16:00 - 18:00 - DEUCE - IRELAND
18:30 - 20:30 - SINNERBOY - UK
21:00 - 23:00 - PAT MCMANUS BAND – IRELAND

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available -
Early Bird tickets priced at £35.00 (weekend) or £20.00 per day are available at a discount from:

ticketsource.co.uk

Tickets will also be available on the door, priced at £40.00 (weekend) or £25.00 per day.


The Revolvers - Sound Of The Sixties @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

The Revolvers - Sound Of The Sixties

Sounds of the Sixties, featuring The Revolvers is a 2 hour theatrical experience featuring all the very best songs from the most creative musical decade of all time!

This multi-media extravanganza catalogues all those memorable moments from an era that changed the face of modern music. The energy and enthusiasm brought to the stage from these 4 young lads provides you with a snapshot of what a live musical performance from a sixties band was all about. From the clothes they wear to the instruments they play, The Revolvers provide the audience with the most authentic sixties experience in the UK.

Artists covered in the show include: The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, Simon and Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Searchers, Sam and Dave, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Roy Orbison and many many more!

Tickets £10 from here


Jack Gray @ The Sydney Arms, Crewe View map - The Sydney Arms Permanent link

Jack Gray

Jack Gray at The Sydney Arms.


As seen at The Nantwich Jazz Festival and venues around the local area, acoustic troubadour Jack Gray brings his acoustic show to The Sydney Arms.


Expect a selection of chilled out acoustic cover versions and original tracks.


This is a free event!


Crawford and Brown @ Shavington Club, Shavington View map - Shavington Club Permanent link

Crawford and Brown

On stage and set to provide a great night is the fabulous Crawford & Brown, a polished and professional duo featuring outstanding vocals, keyboards and guitar!
They perform material from many different genres including Rock, Blues, Pop etc.

8.30pm
Members £free
Non-members/guests £1.00


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

Mindfest III

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

Further details coming soon...

TILL THE FALL
FLUX
PHOTOBOOTH SMILE
JOE SYMES AND THE LOVING KIND
HAYLEY STRANGELOVE
DRIVE
CYNICAL CITIZENS
RIVERS AND KID
+ LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED


Carl Harris @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


Olly Murs tribute @ The Four Eagles , Crewe View map - The Four Eagles Permanent link


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

Revamp

ReVamp are a five piece covers band from Cheshire. The line up is Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Sax and Drums.

The current line up came together in January 2014. All the band members are experienced musicians having played in other bands before. At the start of the year Claire joined the band having moved from York to Chester and at the same time Tracey decided to join as though she had played in big bands she had not played in a "rock n roll" band. Claire is a great singer and with the support of Tracey providing backing vocals and sax, the band was really able to think about playing covers in their own style. The emphasis being to try to find music that was good to dance to and also good to listen to and to avoid too many cliche numbers. With the tight guitar work of Nick, solid drums of Martin, and steady bass of Keith the new Revamp has started making its mark and have been well received with their mixture of funky rock and blues.

Members £free
Non-members/guests £2.00


Sonic Tapestry @ The Railway, Nantwich View map - The Railway Permanent link

Sonic Tapestry

Sonic Tapestry bring you a show of Progressive Rock featuring the Music of Rush, Genesis, E.L.P, Pink Floyd, Focus, Mountain, Jethro Tull, Uriah Heep, Marillion, Yes, Sonic Tapestry and more...

Sonic Tapestry are an original progressive rock band from Cheshire, featuring Steve Forster, Giles Ashley, John Byrne and Sean Byrne.

Their album is due out soon!


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


Blackmoon Lake @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Blackmoon Lake

Blackmoon Lake from Stoke are a 'rocky blues / prog rock trio.

Expect Led Zep, Free, John Mayall, Focus, John Mayer, Stones, Bowie, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Peter Green, Pink Floyd, Cream, Joe Bonamassa, Tom Petty, The Doors, Santana, Thin Lizzy and more....




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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Family Fun Day @ The Limes, Sandbach View map - The Limes Permanent link

Feat.
Chris Tavener
Sam Lyon
Conor Thackray
Steve McGuire
and more...

Sunday 27th Aug 2017

The 6th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival @ Railway Hotel, Nantwich View map - Railway Hotel Permanent link

The 6th Nantwich Rory Gallagher Festival

Celebrating the music and legacy of the late great Rory Gallagher.

Now in 6th year the weekend festival has grown into a truly international affair, last year they had people from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Holland joining for a magical weekend.

SUNDAY
13:30 - 15:30 - RORY & GANG - SWEDEN
16:00 - 18:00 - AIDEN PRIOR BAND - UK
18:30 - 20:30 - ROB TOGNONI - AUSTRALIA
21:00 - 23:00 - JIM KIRKPATRICK & HEAVY WEATHER – UK

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available -
Early Bird tickets priced at £35.00 (weekend) or £20.00 per day are available at a discount from:

ticketsource.co.uk

Tickets will also be available on the door, priced at £40.00 (weekend) or £25.00 per day.


Lucy Cross @ The Woodside, Crewe View map - The Woodside Permanent link

Family fun day event starts at noon.


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


Photo Booth Smile @ The Globe, Nantwich View map - The Globe Permanent link


Baznguitar @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link

2.00pm


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

Myles

A solo acoustic show from Winsford based Myles at The Imp, playing popular tunes from all decades with plenty of Indie and Britpop...


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

12.00 - 2.00pm


Little Miss Motown @ The Broughton Arms, Haslington View map - The Broughton Arms Permanent link

Little Miss Motown

Little Miss Motown -

Billie Dee takes the huge hits of soul and Motown and combines it with her experience in the fabulous showbands to create a knockout performance.

Billie Dee has fabulous voice and a personality to match.

Always a huge hit when she comes to The Broughton Arms.

Singing live from 7:30pm


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

artizan

Artizan are a 5 piece band from Crewe.

Each member has been in a prior popular band or even two!!!
A cream of the crop collaboration you might say; a very talented group of individuals who know and understand the requirements of a good entertaining show; full of energy and a few laughs and a storming sound that will have you wondering why they have left it so long to come together.

The band cover many styles of music including Rock Soul Blues and even a little Pop but with a fresh new approach to Artists like The Commitments, Bon Jovi, Wild Cherry, Toto, Deacon Blue, Peter Gabriel, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Kings Of Leon, Train, Stereophonics and Clapton.

+ ReMinds


Monday 28th Aug 2017

Brass Monkees @ The Raven, Crewe View map - The Raven Permanent link

Brass Monkees

Brass Monkees - An eight-piece Funk and Soul Party band based in Cheshire.

Chris Davies - Alt Sax
Steve (lil red) Atherton - Trumpet
Chris Langford - Trombone
Steve Hickson - Guitar
Jackie Hughes - Vocals
Mike Machin - Drums
John Wheater - Vocals
Joe Hilton - Bass

This is a 5pm early show.


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

Tuesday 29th Aug 2017

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


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


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

Wednesday 30th Aug 2017

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


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


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

Thursday 31st Aug 2017

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

Nostalgia night
£3 adv, £4 otd.


Sarah Miller & Dan Machin @ Crown Hotel Bar, Nantwich View map - Crown Hotel Bar Permanent link


James Ball @ Piste, Sandbach View map - Piste Permanent link


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


Bethany Kate @ The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach View map - The Wheatsheaf Permanent link


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

JLS

JLS are an acoustic guitar/vocal trio featuring members of FM, Climax Blues Band and Nearly Dan playing a mixture of styles.


Jim Kirkpatrick (FM/Bernie Marsden),

Les Hunt (Climax Blues Band/Hunter/Demon)

Steve Hayes (Nearly Dan/Barflys).


Three guys with impeccable pedigrees who front their own bands and have considerable reputations as guitarists and vocalists in other highly regarded outfits come together as friends and make up one of the most impressive acoustic trios you are likely to see anywhere.

Jim Kirkpatrick of FM, Bernie Marsden Band, and Heavy Weather. Lester Hunt of the Climax Blues Band, Hunter, and Demon. Stevie Hayes of Nearly Dan, The Barflys.

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


On stage at 9pm

FREE admission!



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

12.00 - 2.00pm


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.


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

Saturday 2nd Sep 2017

The Giant Dwarfs @ The Imperial, Crewe View map - The Imperial Permanent link

The Giant Dwarfs

The Giant Dwarfs, a cover band, based in Sandbach, Cheshire playing a mix of everything.

Fun, punchy and entertaining, playing a wide range of alternative rock and blues covers including numbers by the Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, The Strypes, The Coral, The Cult, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Gary Moore, Sex Pistols, The Frattelis and many, many more.

Band Members
David Jack - guitar & founder
Stuart Walton - vocals
Jeff Ikin - drums
Carl Paisley - lead guitar
Mctavish Pearce - bass & vocals

Sunday 3rd Sep 2017

John Bramwell @ Street, Nantwich View map - Street Permanent link

John Bramwell

This is a very special afternoon at Street! They are thrilled to welcome their hugely respected friend, the Mercury Music nominated John Bramwell, to Nantwich.

John has been the frontman and singer/songwriter of the band I Am Kloot since its birth in 1999. In that time they have garnered major critical acclaim; retained a cult status; and developed a legion of devout fans dedicated to spreading the gospel of I Am Kloot. Among their many highlights they picked up a Mercury Music Nomination for their album Sky at Night and a number 10 entry into the UK Album Charts for the studio album, Let It All In.

Now John is taking a break to perform an exclusive set of intimate solo gigs. Having been all over the world with the band over the last few years, playing some of the most prestigious venues around, John is now taking the chance to go back to his roots and entertain smaller audiences.

John's forthcoming album, ‘Leave Alone the Empty Spaces,’ is due for release in October.

The Mercury Prize nominee will be performing songs from this forthcoming album as well as many I Am Kloot classics.
With these recordings and a bag of classic songs and great stories, John Bramwell brings poetry, great guitar playing, a beautiful, unique voice and a just a little chaos...!

This promises to be a very special show for fans old and new.

John will be joined onstage by Dave Fidler on bass and harmonies.

“Arguably the UK’s finest export” – The New Yorker
“Great songs, great voice. The real thing” – Time Out
“Utterly compelling, quite beautiful and frequently hilarious” – The Guardian


Ticket Price: £13.00.

4.00pm afternoon show.

Saturday 25th Nov 2017

Keep It Cash @ Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich View map - Nantwich Civic Hall Permanent link

Keep It Cash

The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny CASH on the planet ... That is what they say about Keep it Cash.
The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication.
Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings.

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 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 have now performed hundreds of sold out shows to thousands of people in many countries across the world including: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Germany, America, Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

They are the only Cash tribute to be chosen to Play at the launch of the multi-award winning film ‘Walk the Line’

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



Tickets £10.00

The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive!


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