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Saturday 5th October

UK Foo Fighters – Banging On The Ceiling Tour (show starts 8pm)

As UK FOO FIGHTERS embarked on their 10th Anniversary Tour, they found themselves at the centre of a BBC documentary (watch it here) celebrating Tribute in homage to Glastonbury’s 2017 headliners, Foo Fighters.

Another milestone in a long list of epic achievements, placing them firmly amongst tribute’s elite to arguably one of the biggest rock bands of the last two decades.

Featured in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang, NME, Q, MOJO and Planet Rock magazines, their meteoric rise continues in 2019 with the ‘Banging on the Ceiling Tour’, a name inspired by Foo Fighters 9th studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’.

Piling through hit after hit, the band performs set lists containing all the classics – such as ‘Everlong’ and ‘Best of You’ alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album ‘Concrete and Gold’ including ‘Run’, ‘The Sky is a Neighborhood’ and ‘La Dee Da’.

Absolutely nailing the true vibe of a Foo live experience, and all performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan.

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 4th May

Hurricane#1

Fresh off a sold out tour with Embrace, we’re so pleased to welcome back indie legends HURRICANE#1, from the similarly legendary Creation Records label.

After battling cancer, front man Alex Lowe has emerged triumphant (well, they do say only the strongest will survive) and resurrected the iconic Hurricane#1 – back with a vengeance…

The Oxford four piece released two albums, Hurricane #1 (’97) and Only The Strongest Will Survive (’99) and one of the decade’s anthems ‘Step Into My World’ – also featured on the 1998 Volkswagen Beetle ad screened around the world.

Regardless of what the sales figures show, they gave the Gallagher brothers a real ride for their money, melding live-in-the-studio energy with 60s rock and psychedelia.

After smashing 2015 with comeback album “Find What You Love and Let It Kill You” the battling Lowe brings his band triumphantly marching into 2019, hitting the road again in the UK and Europe to showcase new material from forthcoming album Melodic Rainbows.

Fans can hear two new tunes on Spotify with the powerful and rocking ‘I Wanna Kill You’ and the melancholy Melodic Rainbows which continues songwriter/vocalist Alex Lowes recipe of sing-a-long lyrics and anthemic guitars.

The band includes original and founding front-man Alex Lowe, drummer Chris Campbell and newly-added bass giant Stu Fletcher (The Seahorses) from York – and the album also features original member Andy Bell.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 20th April

Corduroy – The Return Of The Fabric Four!

Bloody hell, Acid Jazz alert! The return of The Fabric Four!!

Back and better than ever, thrilling from the off in early 1992 (and playing Fibbs to PACKED houses in May ’94 and May ’97), the four Londoners were well ahead of the curve with a soundtrack for the beatific generation.

Yup, CORDUROY cut a striking presence in black turtle necks, goatee beards, positively oozing cartoonish charm and visual style. Think Bop musicians and Greenwich Village bohemians, with a cat’s miaow.

Behind the flummery the music captured hearts and minds with three albums, Dad Man Cat (bop speak and Hammond funk!), High Havoc and Out Of Here drawing on 60s/70s TV themes.

But their influence stretched even further as a favourite of Blur (who played their early stuff on the tour bus, formulating ideas for Parklife) and as such Corduroy’s imprint is writ large over Britpop’s foundations. And Blur showed their appreciation, inviting them to play at their Alexandra Palace extravaganza alongside Supergrass and Pulp.

2018, however, welcomes a new album. The aptly titled The Return Of The Fabric Four, taking the group back to their Acid Jazz source with 12 tracks that score that archetypal ’60s spy film, with split screens and montages, car chases, secret agents in black specs and fawn macs and girls in kinky boots and knitted dresses.

And the title track is the centre-piece, the group’s calling card, “illustrating the four instruments in the band” – a sound gallery of Hammond jazz, funky drumming, popping bass and subtle guitar delivered with inimitable verve, flair and swagger. “It’s our big film soundtrack theme. Our Johnny Pate or Quincy Jones moment.”

Interspersed with jazz passages, mood mosaics and a samba, pre-empting the mid 90s easy listening renaissance that blew up with Club Smashing and Indigo’s and the lifestyle paid homage to in the Austin Powers films.

Last word to the band, “Before we did that first gig we said, “Let’s be the band in the party scene in every film we’ve ever liked.”

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 6th March

Sleaford Mods, Lines

SLEAFORD MODS are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond.

Now poised to release fifth studio album, ‘Eton Alive’, in February 2019 which features 12 new tracks from these prolific artists, and recorded in Nottingham.

The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly-formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned in to faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which, depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall in to the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle in to another form, ready and ripe for order”.Jason Williamson

GENERAL ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 7!

Ticket: £19.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 29th March

Goldie Lookin Chain

Straight Outta Newport GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN are officially Britain’s biggest rap group.

Known for classics like “Guns Don’t Kill People Rappers Do” and “Your Mother’s Got A Penis”, The GLC started almost by accident around the turn of the century with Eggsy’s impromptu rap about his tracksuit over a serious piece of Rhys’ studio music.

Adam Hussain, Billy Webb, Mystkal, the Maggot, 2hats and Mike Balls convinced Rhys to record the rap and fuelled by Lambrini, fags, Chicken Tikka Massala and weed they all took to the mic and The GLC’s first album “Don’t Blame the Chain” was born.

And so it began, the journey which has so far seen The GLC rise to the top of the charts, perform around the world and at every major festival in the Western Hemisphere and make millions of people laugh along the way.

Now many years since that first rap about Eggsy’s tracksuit, the boys are still keeping it real in the rap game and hold the title of the most successful UK rap act ever.

To date The GLC have released 18 albums… and amazingly none of them have died yet. You knows it!

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Sunday 10th March

The Slow Readers Club

Manchester-based indie electro doom pop four-piece, “Alongside the likes of Cabbage and Blossoms, THE SLOW READERS CLUB are currently one of the most exciting sounds coming out of our fair city” – Manchester Evening News.

“The Slow Readers Club are quite simply too glorious to be kept a secret; see them, be seduced and then pass the pleasure on” – Louderthanwar

Already with sold out UK tours under their belts including 2000 capacity Albert Hall Manchester, London Garage, Rescue Rooms Nottingham and the legendary King Tuts.

The band also drew huge crowds at summer festival appearances including Isle Of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling, Victorious, Sounds Of The City, Dot to Dot, Beautiful Days and Festival No6.

Recent singles ‘Lunatic’ and ‘You Opened Up My Heart’ have been championed on BBC 6Music – Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Radio X – John Kennedy and Gordon Smart and XS Radio – Clint Boon.

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Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 6.30pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 17th April

Heather Small

HEATHER SMALL, born 20th January 1965, grew up on a West London council estate. From going to Sunday school and attending the ‘Good News Club’, religion and faith became an important aspect of Heather’s life. Growing up in 70’s Britain and not wanting to be stereotyped or treated differently, Heather knew that she wanted to make something of herself.

Even though Heather battled with shyness and severe nerves, she joined her first band Hot!House, releasing two albums in the late 80’s.

As Part of M People, hits such as ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’ and ‘Search For The Hero’ and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success, Heather became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s, with the band winning the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming.

Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her ‘Proud’ album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events including London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid, the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar Square, the launch of Queen Mary 2, the Tsunami Relief Concert, England’s victory at the Rugby World Cup celebrations, and the official ceremony marking the handover of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London.

And when Oprah Winfrey was looking for a song to sum up the work she’d been striving to achieve over her twenty-year career, she got in touch with Heather, who somehow managed to squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic to perform on the show right in the middle of her last UK tour with M People (‘If Oprah calls, you go!’ she laughs, adding that the first lady of chat was ‘very sweet to me’).

In 2008, Heather embarked on a journey that would see her dance her way into the public’s affection as she became a contestant in Series 6 of the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Heather’s infectious personality and her trademark sense of humour earned her appearances on a number of TV news and chat shows including Paul O’Grady, Alan Titchmarsh, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, The Wright Stuff, Newsnight, as well as special appearances on The Weakest Link and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

2009 was another busy year for Heather as she took to the road again with her band completing two highly successful UK tours in May and November, performing at over 30 venues nationwide to sell-out crowds. She also continued her TV work with regular slots on music, entertainment, and politics shows, including ‘Dancing On Wheels’, a wheelchair dancing competition-come-documentary airing on BBC Three in early 2010.

In the Autumn, Heather teamed up with singing sensations Anastacia and Lulu for the critically acclaimed ‘Here Come The Girls’ – an unforgettable night of feel-good party music and dance, touring arenas across the UK and Ireland during November and December 2010.

Well known for her charitable work, Heather was recently made an ambassador for the children’s charity Barnardo’s and is continually involved with fundraising and helping lend her valuable support to projects around the country.

So what gives Heather the impetus to keep moving forward, to keep challenging herself, to keep trying new things and not resting on her laurels? ‘If you got the feeling I do when I sing’ she smiles, ‘you’d understand’.

Ticket: £29.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 20th February

Climax Blues Band

I kept on looking for a way, to take me through the night; I couldn’t get it right, I couldn’t get it right…

THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND of today is the same quality as when they formed in the late ’60s and achieved huge selling albums through the ’80s such as FM / Live and Gold Plated, the 1976 hit single Couldn’t Get It Right (from Gold Plated) and I Love You in 1981. That reputation carried through until the tragic death of founder member Colin Cooper in 2008.

Colin’s death could have meant the end but his desire was for the band to continue creating that fine blues blend since the beginning and they took that challenge with relish.

The Climax flag has been held high with tremendous passion and style, and now there is a spring in their step, taking the band forward throughout UK/Europe, a ‘seamless’ transition carrying on the unique Climax sound and a band having a great time making music….

2012 vocalist Graham Dee and sax Player Chris “Beebe” Aldridge complete the new line up.

Graham Dee was recruited in 2012 to front the band. With his own distinctive style and a pedigree on the blues scene which included performing with The Blues Collective, The Red Lemons and joining ex-Feelgoods in The Lone Sharks as well as session vocals and voice coaching, at the same time Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge took on the saxophone duties with a fresh and exciting dynamic sound, both adding their own dimensions to the musicians that have carried the flag for Climax as a unit for over 20 years, in Les’s case over 30 years, and George for nearly 40 years!

Security Alert – The Official Live Bootleg was recorded live at Leek Arts Festival and released in 2015 on ATA. The album was mixed by Roy Wood (Wizzard, ELO, solo).

A brand new album of original songs is being recorded and will be released in September 2018.

They got it right…

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 11th January

Keep It Cash

The only tribute band to have met Johnny Cash, June Carter, and the Tennessee Two…

Yes, KEEP IT CASH have been booked by the biggest companies in entertainment and media as the sound of Johnny Cash, including 20th Century Fox for the British launch of the film “Walk the Line” and British Telecom for their television advert campaign “Everywhere” .

Starting in little pubs and working up to theatres and the bigger clubs and touring houses, this worldwide act has been tributing and covering Johnny Cash since 2001, clocking up thousands of miles in the UK and Europe.

Wanna see the closest thing to the Man In Black?

He’s right here.

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 6th April

Motley Crude, Poizon

UK-based tribute MOTLEY CRUDE pay homage to the Lewd, Crüed & Tattooed rockers from the Los Angeles Sunset Strip!

Formed 2015 and quickly become recognised by Crüe fans as the band that you have to see if you want the authentic real deal visually and musically. The set list is comprised of songs from the bands first album Too Fast For Love (1981) to Saints Of Los Angeles (2008) and absolutely everything in-between!

Mötley Crüe – Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick Mars – formed 1981 and sold 100 million+ records worldwide including 25 million in the US, noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the persona they maintained.

Following its hard rock and heavy metal origins, with the third album Theatre of Pain (1985) the band joined the first wave of glam metal. Their final studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008. Their final show took place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, and was filmed for a theatrical and Blu-ray release in 2016.

And opening the night, the mighty POIZON – Europe’s premier tribute to the Glam, Slam, Kings of Noize – POISON!

Over to the band, “100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Or Your Underwear Back!”

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Tuesday 12th February

Beth Rowley (Gota Fria – Tracing the Line Tour), Boss Caine

Appearing here as a duo,  BETH ROWLEY is well known for her voice and love of blues, gospel and Americana, gifted with a stunning and unique voice acclaimed worldwide.

After the release of her critically acclaimed second album, Gota Fria, British singer Beth Rowley is embarking on an intimate duo tour of the UK – showcasing songs from her new record, as they were originally composed.

Beth has appeared on stage with music giants Burt Bacharach at the Electric Proms, David Arnold (James Bond), and as Angelo Badalamenti’s personal guest (David Lynch’s right hand man) at Ghent film Festival. Oh, and performing at Willie Nelsons 4th July Back Yard Festival in Austin alongside Ray Wylie Hubbard and in her spare time touring UK/Europe as guest vocalist with Jools Holland. Phew…

Peru-born, Bristol-raised and Brighton-educated, she began a stunning singer-songwriter career with debut album Little Dreamer, a huge success and UK Top 10 Brit Award-nominated. It climbed the UK charts and produced a series of hits.

Performing a handful of sell-out shows this summer, Beth says ‘Its taking time to finish my new album, and thats ok, it’ll take as long as it takes. I’ve had the opportunity to explore what I want to do next and its on its way”.

“I’ve been revisiting old blues and gospel and looking at ways to include some of my musical main influences – like Captain Beefheart, Emmylou Harris, Ron Sexsmith and Mahalia Jackson. Expect more electric guitar and harmonica!”.

And ten years on, Beth’s second album, Gota Fría (released in June 2018 on on Stoopnik Records/Absolute), is a fusion of rock, blues and Americana. She has been working with co-writers Ron Sexsmith, Marcus Bonfanti and Ben Castle to produce an intimate, yet explosive piece of work that reflects her sublime talent.

The period since ‘Little Dreamer’ has also seen Beth’s film debut with the release of Oscar-nominated Brit flick ‘An Education’, starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Danish director Lone Scherfig. Her cameo role as the nightclub singer received rave reviews as did her theme song ‘You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger’ written with collaborator Ben Castle.

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Tuesday 26th February

Tragedy – All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond w/ Blackout DJs (SHOW STARTS 8.30pm)

The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco-meets-Grease party ever…

Born from the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, great York via New York favourites TRAGEDY bust the 1977 Disco/Metal Peace Accord of 1977 and criss-crossed the globe with spectacular live shows.

“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!” – Kerrang

Full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex  spread their glittered wings to also take on non-Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.

Oh, and they broke the internet with viral videos You’re the One That I Want and Stayin’ Alive.

“Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.” – Metal Hammer

“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.” – The Sun

“Not the leather jacket-wearing 50s greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school.” – Loudwire.

“Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line ‘it’s electrifying.” – Billboard

“Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School.” – Guitar World

And… expect the worlds greatest ever Blackout DJ set of not entirely serious big dumb rock songs with a tongue firmly planted in its (spandex covered) *ss cheek! Think Motley, think DC, Steel Panther, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, sunset strip classics, power ballads and more… yeah baby, this sh*t will rock you all night long!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Sunday 14th April

Nick Harper – 58 Fordwich Road

NICK HARPER – and his one man spellbinding show – is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. A folk troubadour, an acoustic balladeer – with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll on the side. He’s not folk. He’s emo skiffle. Pastoral hard rock. A progressive soul.

One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him ‘somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley’ (Mojo).

A childhood – as the son of Roy Harper – growing up surrounded by some of the 60’s most revered songwriters and musicians and twenty years of solid touring has spawned a genius one-off, an original performer standing with little company in the clearing marked ‘GREATNESS’.

Often described as the Hendrix of acoustic, Nick’s heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship, humour and sheer bravado feeds an imagination bursting with ideas and originality.

Eleven, count ’em, eleven solo albums all critically acclaimed to the heavens and even a chart No.1 with ‘Blue Sky Thinking’.

More recently, in 2017, Nick recorded his full band album Lies! Lies! Lies! with legendary producer Tchad Blake at Studio La Fabrique, South France (studio of choice for Nick Cave, Morrissey and Radiohead).

The album received strong support from BBC 6 Music coupled with Nick and his band being greeted by rapturous, capacity crowds on the tour that followed.

Early 2018 saw Nick return to the live circuit with a newly formed solo set featuring quadraphonic sound and re-imaginations of songs pre-chosen, by request, by Nick’s fan base.

The ‘100 Things’ tour proved to be a hugely successful return to the stage with all but a handful of shows selling out as well as Nick Harper performing his first spoken word piece, A Wiltshire Tale, at some of UK’s most prestigious venues.

And now 58 FORDWYCH ROAD is an all new show that centres around a living room in a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid ’60s – the home of (at that time) up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper and his wife Mocy. The flat was an after hours hang-out for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion with the likes of Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, Sandy Denny and others dropping in, to drop out, jam and try new tunes.

All along, there was someone else there… a toddler, part of the family, inhaling the music and absorbing the vibe; Roy’s young son, Nick Harper.

Nick later carved out his own career in music, but in this unique and one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the place and the music that became his centre of everything.

Running over two halves, Nick first delves into the deluge of songs he heard direct from the greats as he grew up. In the second half, Nick traces the journey of how these luminary figures’ music evolved and helped shape popular music beyond the ’60s, and revisits the eternal themes that run from then to now in songs of his own fine repertoire.

C’mon – HOW SPECIAL IS THIS…

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 8th February

Glass Caves, Violet Contours

All journeys start somewhere. A few start on the streets, and of those fewer still end up in front of vast adoring crowds at the UK’s best-loved festivals and venues. Fortunately for GLASS CAVES, theirs did. And while it’s already reached impressive heights, it’s far from reached its climax.

Beginning their life busking on the streets of York, before heading to almost every corner of the UK, the band quickly amassed a loyal and devoted following, who appreciate their no-nonsense, back-to-basics brand of self-promotion; something they have in common with the industry tastemakers that followed soon after.

Such was strength of those first initial ripples, that they rapidly became waves, and the band quickly found themselves playing a headline Club NME at London’s KOKO, The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Isle of Wight Festival, and Reading & Leeds amongst countless other well-received dates that continue to cement their reputation as one of the UK’s best loved touring bands.

Not content with being on top of their live game alone however, the band’s DIY roots and inexhaustible work ethic recently caught the attention of the BBC, who commissioned a Newsbeat documentary charting their rise from back-street buskers to major radio darlings, while their self-funded debut ‘Alive’ made Record Store Day’s Top 40 at the time of its release.

Such accolades are nothing to be sniffed at. But Glass Caves are a band who refuse to rest on their laurels. And though also in a constant state of innovation and though the band’s forthcoming EP is arguably their strongest release to date, they also refuse to forget their roots.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14

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Friday 22nd March

Lee Scratch Perry w/ guest DJ Selecter B (Bangarang)

LEE SCRATCH PERRY, then, one of the most enduring and original reggae artist/producers of all time. From the early ’60s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through producing seminal Wailers classics ‘African Herbsman’ and ‘Soul Revolution’, Perry’s innovative style marks him as one of reggae’s original treasures.

An undisputed pioneer, Lee “The Upsetter” Perry has worked with almost everyone from The Heptones to The Skatalites to The Clash.

Certainly one of his legendary contributions pairing Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer with the Barnet Brothers (Carley and ‘Family Man’) who had been the heart of The UUpsetters.

After his own studio, Black Ark, burned down in the late 70s, Perry laid low only to resurface in England in the mid-80s partnering everyone from Adrian Sherwood to Terence Trent D’Arby.

During this time, Perry moved to the Swiss Alps (“The mountains give me the fresh Swiss air to replenish my structure so I can soon join the immortal race”).

Stream of consciousness, rantings of a lunatic or the offerings of a prophet? Either way, his unique dubbing style is infectious, with groundbreaking sound effects, echo/reverb and rewind adding a new dimension to the folk tradition of reggae.

Always one to follow the beat of his own drum, the eccentric genius Perry is still breaking new ground with the hardest rebel rasta tunes and unpredictable instrumental dubs, expounding on his favourite themes of extraterrestrials, judgment, justice, corruption, carnality and self proclamation, all over some killer rhythms.

Welcome back to York the Mark E Smith of reggae with an arsenal of feelgood tunes. With an ace band launching into the songs as soon as he shouts the titles, he skips from his Upsetters classics such as Zion’s Blood to Marley’s Sun Is Shining and an epic remodel of Exodus retitled Sexy Dust.

Perry’s singing sometimes bears the loosest connection to the song he is performing, and yet the 77-year-old possesses a wonderful tone and childlike, magical fascination with the noises he produces with his mouth: “Bam bam! Yam yam! Rastafari! Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaargh!”

Ticket: £19.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 19th January

True Grit USA-style wrestling (with full-size ring)

Over the top, hard-hitting, jaw-dropping, bone-crunching pro wrestling and, yes, a FULL SIZE RING in Fibbers so you can witness the action up close and be a part of the incredible atmosphere as crowds cheer and boo these wrestling superstars.  

Inside and when it spills out on to the street…

Body slams, suplexes, chairs, tag teams, high flyers, larger than life characters – this show has it all!

Full line-up coming soon.

Families welcome, all ages show!

Ticket: £8.00 upwards Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: ALL AGES

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Friday 15th March

Anti-Nowhere League, Criminal Mind

Setting out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on God’s earth, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE were loud, violent and obnoxious yobbos with one mission… to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh…

They were hated by the general public as well as ‘real’ musicians who thought they were a disgrace to the music business.  Nothing to do with pulling more people to their gigs than they were, of course…

With numerous encounters with the authorities they have continued to play and release new material away from the public eye.

In this day and age it doesn’t seem quite as big a deal as it was back then when they stood alone now a few of the ‘real’ bands have taken up the ‘flag’ to be original with attitude.

Long may independent bands continue keeping the music live and real.  LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!

PRESENTED BY TV’S OVER.

Ticket: £13.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 26th July

Who’s Next – 40th Anniversary Quadrophenia Show plus greatest hits, w/ guests Page 45 (7.30pm start)

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of cult classic Quadrophenia, the UK’s premier tribute to Daltrey / Townshend / Entwistle / Moon WHO’S NEXT are touring a show featuring all the favourite film songs such as The Real Me, 5:15, I’m One, Bell Boy, Dr. Jimmy, Love Reign O’er Me and many more.

AND A GREATEST HITS SET AS WELL…

From The Detours in ’62, becoming The Who in ’64, through tons of classic tunes from Can’t Explain and My Generation through through I Can See For Miles and Tommy to Won’t Get Fooled Again, and sandwiched in the middle one of the greatest live albums of all time Live At Leeds, The Who were/are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. ‘Nuff said.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 13th April

Wilko Johnson w/ special guest Glenn Tilbrook

Is there a more exciting sight than the wild-eyed king of rhythm and blues chopping at a red and black Telecaster tethered to a coily lead, bouncing back and forth across a stage…

Ladies and Gentlemen, the return to York of the inimitable, the indestructible, the magnificent king of real rhythm and blues, WILKO JOHNSON, a regular at Fibbers since 1994 and still, yes, STILL, at the top of his game.

And following his astonishing recovery from cancer, the original Dr Feelgood guitarist has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena, including a No. 1 album with Roger Daltrey and a sold out Royal Albert Hall show to mark his 70th birthday.

Heavily influenced by MICK GREEN // THE PIRATES // LIVE AT HOPE & ANCHOR (rhythm and lead AT THE SAME TIME), our hero’s finger-style, chop-chord strumming action (the self-described ‘stab’), allows for that same chords-and-lead to be played at the same time, giving a fluency and a distinctive sound very unlike the cleaner swat of a pick.

That stripped-back economic sound, the black-suit and the scowls, the yards he covered across the stage pausing only to twist that coily lead from under his feet, Wilko Johnson is indisputably one of the era’s all-time guitar heroes.

Completing the band, as always, ex-Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy on bass, crouched over and dripping with sweat, pulling notes from thin air synched perfectly with Dylan Howe on drum.

But wait, who’s this supporting? Bloody hell, GLENN TILBROOK – a man who has more than earned his place at pop’s top table.

Forty five years after linking with Chris Difford, Jools Holland et al to form the much-loved and evergreen Squeeze, Glenn is still in demand as one of our most cherished songwriters and performers, still with a devotion to performing live, with no signs of diminishing!

Can you afford to miss this…

Ticket: £27.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 2nd March

Kingdom Of Madness: classic MAGNUM

Members of MAGNUM’s classic-era line-ups reunite for a celebration of the band’s much-loved back catalogue covering the period 1978-94, and named after that classic album, KINGDOM OF MADNESS.

A fantastic celebration of the band’s much-loved back catalogue featuring ’78-’94 w/ MARK STANWAY – Keyboards (Magnum 1980-2016, Grand Slam, M3 Classic Whitesnake) // MICKY BARKER – Drums (Magnum 1985-95) // RICHARD BAILEY – Keyboards / flute (Magnum 1975-80, Whitesnake) // LAURENCE ARCHER – Guitar (Magnum 1984, Grand Slam, UFO) // NEIL MURRAY – Bass (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Snakecharmer) // CHRIS OUSEY – Lead vocals (Snakecharmer, Heartland) & MO BIRCH – Backing vocals / percussion (Magnum, Go West, UB40).

Phew…

One of the UK’s finest exponents of melodic rock music, the hard-gigging Magnum achieved high UK & Europe album and singles chart positions. Regular sold-out theatre tours including a memorable FIVE NIGHTS at London’s legendary Hammersmith Odeon performed during 1988 together with headline appearances at Birmingham NEC and Wembley Arena, as well as appearances at major festivals.

This is a band of world class musicians with a Magnum pedigree second to one, celebrating not only the legacy of the band’s classic period, but including key tracks from Grand Slam – Stanway and Archer’s collaboration with Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott.

“There’s an extensive catalogue of great songs from the classic years of Magnum which have not been performed on stage in many years and which audiences have constantly requested”, says Mark Stanway, keyboard player with Magnum for 36 years.

“Having said that”, he continues, “I should state that we by no means consider ourselves a Magnum “tribute” – how can it be when five of the members have a shared legacy with the band?”

“I’m delighted to be working with Richard, Micky, Laurence and Mo again and in Neil and Chris we have two musicians with their own distinct history who will obviously bring their personal musical identity to the project. In addition, with our focus being firmly on the music from the earlier period, we do not perceive ourselves as being in “competition” with the current Magnum. There is more than enough music to keep both bands busy – a fitting testament to the song-writing of Tony Clarkin. I’m truly looking forward to performing classic Magnum music with such a prestigious line-up”.

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Tuesday 5th February

The Rumjacks w/ special guests Triangle Triangle Triangle

BLOODY AMAZING AND PACKED SHOW LAST YEAR! And when exactly was the last time a folkpunk band did 44m YouTube views? With more subscribers than Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Hellcat Records? THE RUMJACKS are a must for fans of Ferocious Dog, The Levellers and 3 Daft Monkeys!

Drawing nuts crowds at festival and club shows, frontman Frankie McLaughlin says, “We were raised on the Scottish and Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with punk rock as we grew older and thought we knew everything”.

Their own brand of Celtic Punk earned them 24m YouTube views for breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub SonG’ and their incendiary live shows and endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, Anti Flag, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, GBH, UK Subs & The Aggrolites… “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone”.

Indeed they do – from heavy Celtic roots to driving punk or ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs and choking ballads.

“We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through”

Dancing and stomping boots, please…

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Sunday 21st April

Resurrection w/ Oasish, Total Stone Roses, Happy Mondaze, True Order, Transmission, Stereotonics, Lucky Man, Skylights, The Resonance & guest DJs

5th Anniversary show – always packed always sold out – this is the real Manc Holiday Weekend in York!

These shows are always RAMMED, so early purchase is recommended as The Resurrection Team return with their yearly Easter spectacular featuring the best UK tributes to OASIS, STONE ROSES, HAPPY MONDAYS, NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION, STEREOPHONICS, THE VERVE w/ guest DJs

This crammed all dayer looks set to be another wall to wall celebration of the best indie music across the last thirty or so years.

If you’re after a festival on your doorstep this really is it…

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 5pm 'til late
Age: 16+

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Saturday 16th February

The Spitfires, Social Room

Watford based 4-piece melting pot of reggae, ska, punk and soul – two albums in (‘Response’ and ‘A Thousand Times’) and THE SPITFIRES already denting the Top 10s in the Independent and National charts.

The band’s work ethic and acute social commentary has made this fiercely independent act one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today. Their attitude and spirit has earned them a dedicated and loyal following across the whole of the UK and Europe.

The Spitfires have now announced their third album ‘Year Zero’, to be released 27th July through Hatch Records – get down here to see this amazing band!

Ticket: £13.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm

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Saturday 26th January

Absolute Bowie – 50 Years Of Bowie (8pm start)

There’s a reason why this show gets busier and busier every year. It’s amazing… Over to Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars) – “Absolutely wicked. As one who was there, watching ABSOLUTE BOWIE put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that you’ll get. Enjoy!”

Presenting a journey through fifty years of David Bowie’s evolving image showing all his best-loved personas in all their glory, and performing all of the Starman’s greatest hits plus album tracks from David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory and Young Americans through to Heathen, Outside, Reality, Earthling and Blackstar.

Absolute Bowie take audiences on a trip with this brand new and unique concert featuring two long sets and more costume changes than any other show. A true extravaganza of the wonder that is Bowie’s work.

Featuring the incredible vocals of John O’Neill as David Bowie, with Chris Buratti on guitar, Fabio Cashio on bass, Alex Paollilo on keyboards, Alessandro Ricardi on drums and Fiona Asbury on saxophone.

The band have toured the UK and Europe for the past 9 years performing the hits of Bowie with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show and look to take things to the highest level with this huge new show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.

Sample set list:

Watch That Man
The Jean Genie
Suffragette City
Changes
The Man Who Sold The World
Life On Mars
Starman
Space Oditty

Stay
Young Americans
Absolute Beginners
Sorrow
China Girl
Modern Love
Ashes To Ashes
Let’s Dance
Rebel Rebel
Heroes

Reality
Afraid
New Killer Star
Never Get Old
Look Back In Anger
Little Wonder
Sons of the Silent Age
Slip Away
Hallo Spaceboy
Blackstar

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14++

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