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Friday 9th March

Dub Pistols

One of the hardest working bands in showbusiness, Barry Ashworth and his motley crew of DUB PISTOLS have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years and new album ‘Crazy Diamonds’ finds the band at their uncontrollable, bass-driven best.

A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum ‘n’ bass, the album is a full-on dub-quaking extravaganza, built for big fields and summer sound systems. It also happens to feature some of the biggest names in the game including Dancehall dons Beenie Man and Cutty Ranks, reggae singer Earl Sixteen, hip-hop act Too Many T’s, seminal MCs Navigator and the Ragga Twins, and long-time collaborator Lindy Layton.

Tracks like killer new single ‘Crazy Diamonds’ (ft. Too Many T’s) or summer-anthem-in-making, ‘Rise Up’ (ft. Earl Sixteen and Navigator), prove that the Pistols are one of the best around at rockin’ the joint. This is futuristic skank, complete with blazing horns, brazen brass and epic drums and bass.

Proudly working class as a band, the Dub Pistols have been tearing up venues and festivals throughout their career. Inspired by the Second Summer of Love, the band were founded by ubiquitous Londoner Barry Ashworth in 1996 and have been at the forefront of beats culture ever since.

Known for their rhythmical blend of bass, turntables and horns, their genre-mashing abilities has seen them work with some of their biggest heroes including The Specials, Horace Andy, Madness and Gregory Isaacs. They’ve also seen band members come and go, not to mention squander thousands on various capers that have now become legendary and that has taken them from the brink of multi-million-dollar international success to the edge of destruction and back again.

“The band’s reputation as an explosive live act has seen them turn into super-tight festival regulars, with the Dub Pistols headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, Bestival and Beat-Herder. Their bass-driven live machine has seen them win numerous plaudits along the way and recent live guests have included vocalists Rodney P, The SpecialsTerry Hall and Neville Staple, rap wünderkid T.K., Sugardaddy horn-blower Tim Hutton & scratch maestro, DJ Stix.”

The Dub Pistols have also turned their hand to the world of remixing and have remixed the likes of Ian Brown, Moby, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Bono and worked with hiphop legend Busta Rhymes. The band’s music has been used by Playstation and major Hollywood films.

Ashworth is also a much sought-after DJ which has won him many fans around the globe over the last 15 years. Known for his eclectic sets, he was one of the first resident DJs at the influential club, Fabric, in London and has performed high-octane primetime sets internationally in such countries as Australia, Singapore, Serbia, Dubai, Thailand, Germany, Croatia, Italy and France, to name but a few. Additionally, he is founder of Westway Records, a London breakbeat and hip-hop label that’s put out releases from many currently-emerging artists from the UK dance music underground.

He is currently working on a warts ‘n’ all documentary about the band’s career; a mix of archive and new footage that charts the Dub Pistols’ strange journey from chancers to hot property to epic f**k-ups to unlikely triumph.

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

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Saturday 31st March

Sham 69 (Pursey, Parsons, Tregunna, Guy)

The real SHAM 69 – Jimmy Pursey, Dave Parsons, Dave Tregunna! Beware the snides and fakes, ignore the bitter slander, listen to the lyrics and the meaning, enjoy the Real Sham sound.

Formed in London in 1976 Sham 69 set out making pogo-friendly, anthemic punk with a fiercely working class agenda, issuing a statement of intent with the independently released ‘I don’t wanna’.

Signing to Polydor the band released ‘Borstal Breakout’ in early 1977, but what really took their terrace chant appeal to the masses was the subsequent trio of hit singles ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’, ‘If the kids are United’ and ‘Hurry up Harry’.

Now back playing occasional gigs the show is as full of energy as it always was.

What better way to spend a Saturday night!

Presented by Fibbers & TV’s Over

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

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Wednesday 23rd May

Tragedy – All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond

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

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 20th January

Professional wrestling – The TRUE GRIT championship!

The road to the True Grit Championship begins! Eight of the best pro wrestlers in the country today, including WWE UK star Saxon Huxley and former Super League player Luke Menzies, compete in a tournament to be crowned the first ever True Grit Champion.

True Grit Wrestling offers a truly interactive live professional experience.

Feel a part of the show as these larger than life characters slam, suplex and dropkick each other right in front of you.

See the action up close as they come of the top rope, hit each other with chairs or even fight it out on the street!

A show that is not to be missed – book now for an early bird discount for a limited time only…

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Doors: 7pm
Age: All ages

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Friday 16th March

Anti-Nowhere League, System Of Hate

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

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Thursday 21st December

Faux Pas, And The Hangnails, The MallRats, Follow The Giant

FAUX PAS bring their unique brand of slacker indie back home to Fibbers after a truly stellar year.

Two UK tours, lots of festivals including Kendal Calling, Live At Leeds and Dot To Dot, and all backed up by outrageous live performances around the country.

“Faux Pas’ rough & energetic performance provides an exciting and refreshing twist to the indie rock sound we know and love!” – J.A.M MAGAZINE

The latest York band to break the national circuit; this really is an amazing little town and this really is an amazing band, not very little and getting bigger all the time…

Ticket: £5.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 7th February

Live Dead 69

NOT A TRIBUTE! All star band LIVE DEAD 69 features original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, who played all the keyboards on the original ‘Live Dead’ recording.

Their seven winter shows last February have assumed a certain mythology amongst UK Deadheads … the London finale sold out and video of the performance has been widely circulated on the web. And, a recent U.S. performance has played all this week on “The Grateful Dead Hour” syndicated radio show.

And featuring:

TOM CONSTANTEN, original Grateful Dead pianist, who played all the keyboards on the original “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa.”

MARK KARAN, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.

SLICK AGUILAR, who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before thaT.

UK drummer RICHARD NEWMAN who just recorded Robert Plant’s new single, recently toured with Paul Rodgers, also played in Jefferson Starship, Rory Gallagher, Deb Bonham and many others.

And UK multi-instrumentalist TONY MORLEY, also of Jefferson Starship – round out the line-up.

All are fan favorites, especially in the UK.

Her performing the first 2 live Grateful Dead albums (“Live Dead” recorded in 1969, and “Skull & Roses” in 1971) in their entirety, with assorted other selections and truckload of improvisation. Their unique familiarity with Grateful Dead’s halcyon material implies an improvisational prowess on full display!

This is one awesome show for Deadheads everywhere!

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

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Friday 22nd December

The Annual All Star Big Boss Caine Festive Fibbers Fundraiser 2017

Bloody hell, or stronger, how good a bill is this. Could be the strongest yet…

First up NO SCARY BEARS – 90’s grunge/alt. rock glory from former members of Idle Jack And The Big Sleep, Hijak Oscar and We Could Be Astronauts.

Followed closely by VAN DE NEER with lots of groovy, soulful, bluesy rock magic fronted by the soaring vocal stylings of Simon Snaize with his incredible backing band featuring ex members of The Seahorses, Hijak Oscar and We Could Be Astronauts.

Buzzing to get SEWAGE FARM to Fibbs! Killer, buzzsaw, grungey garage pop anthems with EPIC hooks from Sam Forrest (Nine Black Alps/Sorry Kisses), Danny Barton (The Federals/WolfSolent) and co. CAN’T. WAIT.

And just when your dancing shoes are nearly worn out, by heck it’s MAGNIFICENT 7, a 14-legged, kick ass, genre jumping, high energy, party posse blasting out a special brew blend of ska, punk, hip hop and more!

If you have anything left, BOSS CAINE will find it; bringing the big band vibes and rounding off the night with their unique take on soulful, rocking Americana.

Don’t forget there’s an after-party…

AND THE REALLY IMPORTANT BIT:

All profits go to the wonderful grass roots, anti-austerity, pro-community ‘We Shall Overcome’ organisation, who help get the homeless off the streets and into homes.

We would welcome donations of tinned/non perishable food, blankets, sleeping bags, coats, old jeans, tracksuits, and winter socks that will also go to this charity to stop people freezing to death on the streets this winter.

Ticket: £5.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 12th February

Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter: Brutal Measures (Voice and Drum), Flies On You

Brutal. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. True tales from America’s dark side…

LYDIA LUNCH is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic warmongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature.

Queen of No Wave, muse of The Cinema of Transgression, writer, musician, poet, spoken word artist and photographer, she has released too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has published dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to just shut up.

Brooklyn’s own Akashic Books have published her anthology Will Work For Drugs, as well as her outrageous memoir of sexual insanity Paradoxia, A Predator’s Diary, which has been translated into seven languages.

She performs in a variety of mediums, is a rabid collaborator and continues to release new music as well as re-issuing classic material such as her spoken word indictment against patriarchal idiocy, The Conspiracy of Women through Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People.

WEASEL WALTER (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.

Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation.

Expert in the underground music scene of the late 1970’s, Walter has lectured at various Universities including Bard, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Chicago in Paris, and penned the introduction for Marc Masters book NO WAVE, seen as the definitive history of the New York movement from which Lydia Lunch emerged in 1977 with her first group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

In 2012, Weasel Walter began working with Lydia Lunch as musical coordinator and lead guitarist for RETROVIRUS, a retrospective, which spanned the spectrum of her musical legacy from No Wave Skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive Psychedlia. RETROVIRUS has just released their second full length LP URGE TO KILL in the USA, Europe and South America.

BRUTAL MEASURES combines the dynamic spoken word histrionics of Lydia Lunch, one of the genres most controversial performers with the improvisational virtuosity of Weasel Walter to create an intimate, terrifying and even hilarious evening of musical verite.

PRESENTED BY TV’S OVER.

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

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Friday 8th December

Big Country

Following the phenomenal response to the bands 30th Anniversary tour celebrating their third album, ‘THE SEER’, BIG COUNTRY have extended the celebration!

Famously, the album included an appearance by Kate Bush, joining the late Stuart Adamson on the title track and the single ‘Look Away’ was the group’s biggest UK single, reaching Number 7 in the charts. The album itself reached Number 2 in the UK.

BIG COUNTRY will perform the album in its entirety, as well as visiting their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums.

Their classic hits and live favourites include ‘Harvest Home’, ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘In A Big Country’, ‘Chance’, ‘Wonderland’, ‘Look Away’, ‘The Teacher’, ‘East of Eden’ from such massive albums as ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Steeltown’ and ‘Peace In Our Time’.

Ticket: £22.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Monday 11th December

Bad Manners, special guests Max Splodge & Magnificent 7

Lip up fatty, ah lip up fatty, for the reggae… two tone ska legends BAD MANNERS featuring of course the one and only Buster Bloodvessel who formed the band, spending 111 weeks in the UK singles chart between 1980-1983.

You really don’t need much more info, do you?

LIP UP FATTY // SPECIAL BREW // SALLY BROWN // WOOLLY BULLY // CAN CAN // NE-NE NA-NA NA NA NU NU // WALKING IN THE SUNSHINE // LORRAINE // JUST A FEELING // MY GIRL LOLLIPOP and much much more!

Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Wednesday 21st February

Anvil

PROUDLY presenting Canadian legends ANVIL – Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow’s frenzied guitar playing and drummer Robb Reiner, childhood friends, brandished what was then a new form of very fast, very raucous heavy metal.

The band’s ground-breaking second album, Metal on Metal (“KKKKK – a work of genius” – Kerrang!) featured Tap-esque gems “Butter-Bust Jerky” (detailing an exotic practice involving dairy produce and an ample lady) and “Show Me Your Tits” which, Lips insisted, was a political song celebrating women’s freedom of expression.

Anvil were contenders. The band’s ultra-heavy, proto-thrash sound would prove influential on numerous acts from Metallica to Guns N’ Roses. But, while their disciples laughed all the way to the bank, Anvil sank into obscurity.

They had gone from playing gigs in front of 20,000 people to playing in Detroit in front of one person. And that was a diehard fan for whom they had waived the entrance fee. It never occurred to Anvil to cancel the gig…

And then, a miracle…

Rescued from obscurity by acclaimed Hollywood director Sacha Gervasi’s documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil (often described as ‘Rocky with Marshall Amplification’) which followed the 80s Canadian heavy metal pioneers on a disastrous ‘comeback’ tour – men in their fifties doggedly pursuing their music for paltry return.

“It was that “yet” that got me”, said Sacha. “What was 25 years of humiliation and setbacks? Lips and Robb were now in their fifties, family men. But they were still optimistic about fulfilling their ambition to be rock stars”.

Anvil have spent decades chasing dreams. But if you’ve dedicated all that time to the thing you love, maybe that’s not chasing the dream. Maybe that’s living it…

“The true majesty of Anvil”, says Lips, “Has not yet been recognised, dude.”

You’ve read about them, watched the film – now catch legends in the flesh!

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

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Sunday 1st April

Resurrection ​Easter Special w/ Oasish, Stereotonics, Kazabian, James & Total Stone Roses

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, STEREOPHONICS, KASABIAN, JAMES AND THE STONE ROSES!

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: £15.00 early bird // £20 laters Buy Now
Doors: 4pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 9th December

Dust Junkys, Gimp Mask

Mancunian rap-rock revolutionaries with unfinished business feat. original members including audacious frontman Nicky Lockett (aka MC Tunes), guitarist Sam Brox, Stephen “OJ” Oliver on bass and drummer Mykey Wilson PLUS Manchester DJ Vince Vega; featuring all the classic Done & Dusted album and brand new material due for 2018 release.

A big-beat bar band with old-school smarts, DUST JUNKYS are headed by the former MC Tunes (Nicky Lockett), a rapper who fronted 808 State for the Top 20 singles “The Only Rhyme That Bites” and “Tunes Splits the Atom.”

Boasting top tunes and an enviable live reputation touring with Fun Loving Criminals & Black Grape, turning heads on TFI Friday, cover splashes across leading pop culture mags, rampant festival sets at Glastonbury and Reading Festival followed and soon enough the rest of the nation caught up.

And a fan in Fatboy Slim, the superstar DJ would in turn provide the band with their biggest hit when sampling their Rinse (Beatbox Wash) as the backbone for his global smash “Gangster Tripping”.

Lockett formed Dust Junkys by 1995 and struggling to be signed the band hit the road and were signed by Polydor debuting with the single “WHAT TIME IS IT?” (from album Done and Dusted) followed by NOTHING PERSONAL & NON STOP OPERATION.

Capturing the mood of the recent 2016/17 shows, Clint Boon said, “The Dust Junkys were, quite simply, one of the best live bands I ever saw. It felt like they were pioneers of something we’d not had before. Rappers just weren’t fronting rock bands in 1996. Nicky Lockett was. Great to have them back. Rinse it boys!”.

“Loved the Dust Junkys, Manchester got it. But London didn’t… That’s our loss” – Alan McGee

“… probably were the best band in the country at that time” – Graham Massey (808 State)

“Absolutely brilliant live” – Terry Christian

STOKED TO BRING THIS BACK TO FIBBERS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!

Ticket: £15 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Friday 30th March

Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash & band (classic Wishbone material and more plus full performance of ‘There’s The Rub’

Classic WISHBONE ASH material and more by co-founder MARTIN TURNER EX-WISHBONE ASH & BAND, plus a full performance of classic album ‘There’s The Rub!

Formed by Martin Turner and Steve Upton who envisaged the band’s innovative twin-guitar hallmark sound, recruiting guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell along the way.

That original partnership forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music’s best loved works and influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts and its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock.

As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up and says, “I have had a wonderful time over the past few years re-discovering the wider Wishbone Ash catalogue and taking this to the people. When I go to see an artist live, I want to hear the songs as I remember them from the records and I believe that is true of the Wishbone Ash audience too”.

Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans.

The tour will feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

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

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Saturday 21st April

Dirt Box Disco, Geoffrey Oi!Cott

Formed from the malfunction of a terrible musical laboratory experiment. Are you ready to rock n’ roll with DIRT BOX DISCO?

The phenomenon gathers pace from humble beginnings of forming to play a charity show, to now headlining their own shows across the UK and Europe with other markets firmly in their sights.

The band have cut their touring teeth playing anywhere and everywhere, filling big support slots with ease alongside the likes of The Misfits, The Wildhearts, Stiff Little Fingers and many more – and easily held their own on stages of all sizes.

Now a firm favourite at festivals such as Rebellion, Nice and Sleazy and events across the UK, the sea of Dirt Box Disco t-shirts is testimony to the band’s success and the tide shows no sign of ebbing.

Always a show visually and aurally and audience singalongs galore, as the bands early EP states… Are You Ready ?

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

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Saturday 3rd March

LONDON CALLING play THE CLASH – ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ 40th Anniversary Tour w/ guests Criminal Minds

LONDON CALLING, The UK’s Premier Tribute to THE CLASH play their 1978 album in full!

The Clash released their acclaimed second album “Give ‘Em Enough Rope” in 1978. It went to Number 2 in the UK Charts and was the first album by the band to be released in the USA. Sounds Magazine named the album as the ‘Best Album of the Year’. NME voted it the ’87th Greatest Album of All Time’ retrospectively in 1993.

London Calling, The UK’s premier tribute to The Clash will be paying homage by playing the album in it’s entirety in sequence.

They will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more such as “Should I Stay Or Should I go”, “Rock the Casbah”, “I Fought the Law”, “White Man in Hammersmith Palais”, “Complete Control”, “Police On My Back”, “Clash City Rockers”, “Train in Vain”, “White Riot” and, of course, “London Calling”.

Presented by AGMP.

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

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Monday 18th December

Uli Jon Roth, The Ali Clinton Band

The musical career of ULI JON ROTH spans an amazing five decades; a unique and multi faceted phenomenon with an international reputation as a musical visionary and innovator, and inventor of the ‘Sky Guitar’ which featured a much extended fingerboard and the ability to play much higher top notes – copied by several companies almost immediately.

During his five year tenure in The Scorpions (appearing on albums Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer and Taken by Force) Uli built the foundation for his guitar legend status establishing himself as one of the main songwriters and soon gained an international reputation as one of the most important innovators of the electric guitar.

Uli was the first to significantly introduce a whole armoury of classical techniques and know-how earning him the title “Father of neo-classical” and as early as 1976, was playing fast and exciting diminished arpeggio runs during songs like Catch Your Train and the iconic Sails of Charon.

This had never been heard before in rock music and many of Uli’s ground-breaking techniques, his runs, phrasings, arpeggios – even dive bombs – became a blue-print and stepping-stone for legions of younger guitarists, who tried to emulate his style and ideas. This included younger players like Eddie van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, who – before embarking of successful careers of their own and becoming famous in their own right – have named him as a major influence.

Uli’s fast arpeggios, which encompassed several octaves, and his highly melodic, sometimes unorthodox runs and ingenious use of phrygian and myxolydian modes have helped to spawn a generation of so-called “shredders”. Eddie van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen also used a lot of Uli’s arpeggios and phrases as inspiration, speeding them up and creating their own styles of superfast playing.

Over the years, Uli has gained a reputation as being an accomplished improviser on the guitar, able to play virtually anything unpremeditated and completely off the cuff.

Because of this rare ability, Uli has often been invited to spontaneous guest appearances with other artists, appearing and jamming several times with Deep Purple, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Jack Bruce, Rick Wakeman, Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Doro, Avantasia, Rachel Barton-Pine, Robbie Krieger, Leslie West, Gamma-Ray, Richie Kotzen, Angra, Gus G, UFO and many others.

Genuine guitar legend in the house…

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

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Friday 1st December

Cloudbusting – performing the music of Kate Bush

“If you missed Kate Bush in 2014, go and see CLOUDBUSTING; the next best thing” – Simon Mayo (R2)

Wuthering Heights, This Woman’s Work, Running Up That Hill, Wow, Babooshka, Hounds Of Love, The Man With the Child in His Eyes, Cloudbusting, Army Dreamers, The Sensual World… it’s no wonder Kate Bush was listed No.2 (after John Lennon) in the Telegraph’s best British Singer/Songwriter category.

In 2014 Kate returned to the stage after a thirty five year break, with record-breaking ticket sales whilst becoming the only woman to ever have eight albums simultaneously in the UK charts.

And inspired by Bush’s groundbreaking theatrical concerts, CLOUDBUSTING perform this astonishing music with emotional detail and stimulating visuals.  The five piece band have been gaining critical acclaim not only from audiences around the country but also radio, press and even Kate Bush’s own musicians and collaborators:

“Mandy’s vocals were so good, I could have been listening to Kate herself!” Preston Heyman – Kate Bush Band, Tour of Life

“Absolutely surreally brilliant” – Mick Wall (Classic Rock Magazine)

There can only be one Kate Bush but those who missed out on her live shows will love Cloudbusting, the UK’s longest running and most applauded tribute.

Bringing Kate’s music to a new live audience. The uninitiated will fall under the spell of familiar songs they never knew were written by Kate. Long-time fans will hear favourite album tracks played live for the very first time.

And the final word to Mandy Watson as ‘Kate’…

“The minute I saw her on Top of the Pops back in ’78 I was fascinated by Kate’s vocals – no-one else ever sounded like this! But when I bought The Kick Inside, I discovered there was so much more to her than ‘that voice.’ Her lyrics evoked stories and imagery that entwined effortlessly with unbelievably beautiful and challenging melodies. Ever since then I’ve been in awe of her. I still pinch myself that I get to sing songs from such a diverse repertoire, with a great bunch of guys who all share the same passion for Kate’s music. I get to play Tibetan Bells on Wild Man!”

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

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