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Friday 30th September

Lost Trends, Blind Eye, Paul Bryce, Jimbo Doomface, Laura Kindelan – Musicians Against Homelessness Benefit

Oasis guru Alan McGee is behind a new nationwide campaign MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS with the twin aims of raising funds for homeless charity CRISIS and providing gig opportunities for up-and-coming bands.

“Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. Our purpose is to end homelessness.

Homelessness is devastating, leaving people vulnerable and isolated. We believe everyone deserves a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilled and active life.

Crisis helps people rebuild their lives through housing, health, education and employment services. We work with thousands of homeless people across the UK and have ambitious plans to work with many more.

We are also determined campaigners, working to prevent people from becoming homeless and to change the way society and government thinks and acts towards homeless people”.

The shows are endorsed by Alan McGee and this evening’s gig is promoted by BLUESKIES.

So come down and show your support for the artists tonight featuring indie-rockers LOST TRENDS; think Pixies, Radiohead, Bloc Party, Bombay Bicycle Club, Arctic Monkeys and Maccabees…

Also BLIND EYE, back after a short hiatus, fresh-faced and ready to blow you away with their unique brand of alt-rock.

And check out PAUL BRYCE, acoustic rock troubadour JIMBO DOOMFACE and LAURA KINDELAN!

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

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Saturday 1st October

UK Foo Fighters – 8.15pm start!

“Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!” – Dave Grohl

Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and NEVER with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK FOO FIGHTERS TRIBUTE frontman ‘Jay Apperley’ made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than ‘Dave Grohl’ himself to perform ‘White Limo’ with the actual Foo Fighters!

“That was awesome!” – Dave Grohl

Fans of the UK version have known for years, of course, that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend ‘Dave Grohl’ both vocally and slinging a guitar.

Their hugely successful UK tour ‘Sonic Motorways’ – a name cleverly derived from the title of the Foo’s new album, saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.

Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics – such as ‘Everlong’ and ‘Best of You’ alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album ‘Sonic Highways’ like ‘Something From Nothing’ and ‘Congregation’.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.

All performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan.

Always an amazing show here – be sure to catch them live in 2016!

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

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Monday 3rd October

The Lottery Winners, Bree, The Blueprints

Born in Salford and raised on romance, THE LOTTERY WINNERS can be found at the midpoint ‘twixt the North West’s dual musical meccas,  Manchester and Liverpool have claimed many a legendary artist as their own, but more often than not they hailed from somewhere betwixt the two. Somewhere beneath Blake’s ‘dark satanic mills’, somewhere called Leigh, the birthplace of Georgie Fame and the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley. Its 2016 and Lancashire has done it again, spawning the best live band to emerge from the North West in a generation.

-Expected to be a recurrent name in the lists of bands to watch in 2017, The Lottery Winners’ brilliantly buoyant indie pop tunes will be bursting into glorious life on Valentines’ Day, with the help of superstar producer Danton Supple (Coldplay/Norma Jean Martine/Morrissey) Set to be a recurrent name in the lists of bands to watch in 2017, The Lottery Winners’ brilliantly buoyant indie pop tunes are being set to record by superstar producer Danton Supple (Coldplay/Norma Jean Martine/Morrissey), and will be bursting into glorious life on Valentines’ Day. The recording is being overseen by Seymour Stein, the US A&R legend responsible for the careers of Madonna, Talking Heads and the Ramones as well as local heroes Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths. Good company to be sharing.

The band were signed right after a storming ship board performance at Liverpool’s Sound City festival. Immediate reactions like that are common for The Lottery Winners. They’re not just a band you like, they’re a band you LOVE. Fans have already shown their love when, wanting to raise money to buy a van to go on tour, The Lottery Winners completely smashed a Pledge Music campaign, hitting the target within three days. Three days! A Pledge Music record. Van bought, The Lottery Winners set off down the A579 and didn’t come back ’til they had won over the audiences of bands like Clean Cut Kid, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Madness, Circa Waves, Rat Boy, Pete Doherty, Blossoms, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Everything Everything, The Coral, Spring King, The View, The Charlatans, The Wonderstuff and The Wedding Present; at shows from Brighton to Arbroath. A celebratory homecoming World Tour of Lancashire sold out, even the legendary Phoenix Club from Peter Kay’s Pheonix Nights. 11,000 new Facebook friends and a van-full of empty merch boxes was an outstanding haul.

Then came radio. Three songs the band uploaded to BBC Introducing are getting traction across the BBC networks as well as Radio X, Amazing Radio and the reborn Virgin Radio. The blogosphere has taken the band to heart, spreading the love for the incredibly creative videos for Elizabeth, I Know and Young Love (see ‘Quotes’ page attached). Three videos made for less than it cost to tax the van have now been viewed over 200,000 times. You can’t buy personality and fans know authenticity when they find it.

And random things have started to happen. Footballer Vincent Kompany has asked The Lottery Winners play at the Etihad Stadium before Manchester City games whilst Manchester United play Elizabeth over the Old Trafford PA at half time. Comedian Greg Davies is using I Know as the theme tune to his C4 TV show Man Down. Keeping it close to home, über-hip Norman Walsh Footwear have sponsored the band in return for a gig in their Bolton factory and Visit Lancashire has asked the band to film a Lancashire based travelogue series, showing off the bands’ warmth and wit. Tentatively titled Northern Hospitality, the clips feature the band visiting the best that Lancashire has to offer the seasoned traveller – from the heady heights of Blackpool Tower to the depths of the cheese vats at the Lancashire Cheese Company. The county is never boring, but its even better with The Lottery Winners as your guide.

A band biography is meant to include some history, so here goes:

The Lottery Winners formed the way many bands do. Thomas and Robert, best friends since Robert was elected to show Thomas around the new school he’d be attending, shared a passion for music, and could both play guitar and sing. But neither knew anyone with a bass, until a few seconds after their ‘Bassist Wanted’ poster was placed on the notice board of Heybrook Music, Leigh’s only guitar shop. The 15 year old Katie Lloyd just happened to be in there at that time on that day. The position was filled. The band was completed when Joe Singleton, drummer, received a phone call from Katie, high-school best friend, insisting that he became a Lottery Winner. After many declinations, he agreed.

“I remember our very first gig, which was in a pub in Leigh, the Colliers Rest. Literally, hundreds of people turned up. It got to a point where it was uncomfortably full, and people were turned away, and had to watch through the windows. The pub completely ran out of alcohol. We were horrendously under-paid for that one.” recalls Joe. “It’s surreal for us when we leave Leigh, and play in front of audiences in other towns and cities. It’s crazy when they know who we are, and know our songs and sing along with them. I don’t think there’s a better feeling than that.”

With such a fertile music scene, the majority of their early shows were in Lancashire and its environs, with just occasional trips over the Pennines. As interest in the band grew, their live reputation spread fast. Festival bookers took a punt and bigger bands on the bills were so impressed they insisted the The Lottery Winners open for their own shows. “The Lottery Winners are currently the very best of UK rock and pop. They have such a great sense of themselves, unlike anything I have seen and heard in contemporary music in a long, long while. They were the obvious choice to open for us on tour. I love ’em!” Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff).

Radio has also been key to their burgeoning fame. Kate says “BBC Introducing has massively helped spread the word. BBC Introducing is a platform new artists could not live without. They give so many bands so many opportunities, and we owe them so much.” And it’s not just their music filling the airwaves, it’s their personalities too. A most refreshing side to The Lottery Winners is their humour, perhaps no surprise as Peter Kay is a neighbour. BBC Radio 6Music DJ Chris Hawkins remarked that “they’re like the bastard child of Freddie Mercury and Peter Kay”. Though in no way a ‘comedy’ band, their self deprecating and acerbic wit permeate anything they do. Their live shows are entertaining in the best sense of the word. Punchy pop songs set against a backdrop of a fun night out. No-one leaves a Lottery Winners gig without a smile on their face. In this day an age of manufactured popstars and contrived bands who are only as good as their last song (written by someone else), The Lottery Winners connect with people, with fans, with other bands and with you if you give them a chance. They are the real deal, people who love what they do and inspire love in return.

That brings us back to now. The Lottery Winners share a lawyer with The Arctic Monkeys, a merch company with The Vamps and an accountant with Elbow and SJM Concerts. Sennheiser and Yamaha have recently put their faith and money behind the band, kitting out their new rehearsal studio in Leigh. In amongst the studio days are a bunch of summer festival dates, and a UK headline tour is being readied for the Autumn. They’re playing with the big boys now. But its obvious to anyone who knows them that the band are more than ready for it.

“Being in this band has completely changed my life. I’ve already met a lot of my heroes, and played shows that I’ve never imagined I would. When you’re having a beer with Alex Turner, you know you’re doing the right thing”, Rob states, “I don’t think any of us could comprehend not being in this band and doing what we do, it’s what we love”.

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

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Tuesday 4th October

Diamond Head, Chasing Dragons

Named as their major influence by the top four rock acts in the world – Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer – legendary UK band DIAMOND HEAD are indisputably up there with the classic prime movers.

‘Some of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time… when we made ‘Kill Em All’, it was just Diamond Head and Motorhead… Lightning To The Nations is one of THE classic pieces of vinyl as far as I’m concerned” – Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

“We’re a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motorhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motorhead” – James Hetfield (Metallica)

“I’m influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Brian Tatler… I place Diamond Head at the forefront of the best of the best” – Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

‘Nuff said!

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

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Thursday 6th October

Buzzcocks

BUZZCOCKS, one of the most important and influential bands ever, announce 2016 World Tour to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto formed Buzzcocks in Bolton in February 1976. The band, completed by the addition of Steve Diggle and John Maher, opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on July 20th, a follow up to the now (in)famous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before.

Gigs in Manchester and London followed, and by the end of 1976, Buzzcocks became one of the first groups to form their own independent record label – New Hormones – on which they released the now-legendary and seminal ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP.

The following year saw the departure of Devoto and the recruitment of bassist Steve Garvey. In August 1977, the band signed a recording contract with United Artists Records and released the landmark ‘Orgasm Addict’ single. This was swiftly followed by ‘What Do I Get?’, the band’s first entry into the UK top 40 singles chart and the first of a string of chart singles.

Over the next three years, Buzzcocks toured extensively and released a trilogy of outstanding albums: Another Music in a Different Kitchen, Love Bites and A Different Kind of Tension, as well as the hugely influential and popular Singles Going Steady compilation. In 1981, the band went their separate ways to undertake new projects.

1989 saw the reconvened Shelley/Diggle/Garvey/Maher line-up tour the world again by popular demand. Since then, the Shelley/Diggle partnership has been the core of sustained and successful activity without pause, punctuating the years of high profile gigging to date with six successful and well-received studio albums, culminating in 2015’s The Way.

Few have had the longevity and sustained creative energy to produce the seemingly endless stream of truly original and fantastic pop songs that Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle have consistently delivered over the last four decades. Original and best.

Tickets on sale Friday 9am.

PRESENTED BY VMS LIVE.

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

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Friday 7th October

The Birthday Massacre, Among The Echoes, Stereo Juggernaut, Lesbian Bed Death

Delighted to welcome Canadian synth rock band THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE to York for the first time; influenced by elements of 80’s synthpop/industrial/goth and fusing retro electronica with elements of children’s fiction and adult fantasy combined with twisting distortion and euphoric melody.

PRESENTED BY FLAG PROMOTIONS

Ticket: £16.00 Buy Now
Doors: 6.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 8th October

Whole Lotta Led – 20th Anniversary Tour

“You’re getting great reviews, I wish you all the best” Jimmy Page… During 2016 the band will reach their 1,500th show confirming their position as the longest running, professional tribute to Led Zeppelin.

THE UK’S LEADING TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN. NO WIGS • NO COSTUMES • JUST MUSIC

On 7th January 1996 WHOLE LOTTA LED played their first show at The Farrier’s Arms in Bristol. Little did the band realise that twenty years later they would still be together and performing all over the UK.

Throughout the many line up changes, Nick Ferris (guitar) and Geoff Hunt (bass) remain and both are amazed that what started as a hobby has become a full time career. The current line up is completed by Lee Pryor (vocals), Charlie Hart (drums) and Martin Weetman (keyboards/guitar).

So if you are already a fan of the band or just curious to see why Whole Lotta Led are so admired and respected, come along and enjoy five professional musicians celebrating the incredibly diverse and exciting music of Led Zeppelin.

Join the UK’s leading tribute to Led Zeppelin on their 25th appearance at the legendary Fibbers as part of their 20th Anniversary Tour. We’ve tried the others. These are the best. By some way. RAMBLE ON!

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

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Tuesday 11th October

Andrew O’Neill – Trapped Down A Well

*Tom Jones voice* “It’s not unusual to take a ram with you to bed; it’s not unusual to have a clam instead of a head…” and so begins ANDREW O’NEILL, top UK stand-up with his own Radio 4 show (Pharmacist Baffler), veteran of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Steve Coogan’s Saxondale, well-known to Kerrang!/Metalhammer and guitarist in steampunkers The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.

Hear about the the difficult premier of the knock-knock joke, the inventor of Death By Chocolate’s difficult second pudding and the homecoming performance of grindcore band ‘MINGEBLASTER’.

“It’s hard to pigenonhole a comedian who one minute jauntily rewrites classic pop songs for the colour-blind, and the next rumbles intimidating death-metal lyrics into the face of a terrified front-row punter – but there is one category you can put O’Neill into: the one marked ‘funny’.” Chortle.co.uk

One of the UK’s foremost stand-up comedians. A unique and individual voice, he has been described as “the very definition of alternative” (TimeOut). By turns surreal, absurd and political his style has won such fans as the writers Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore and the musician Amanda Palmer.

EXCLUSIVE YORK SHOW – DO NOT MISS!!

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 16+

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Wednesday 12th October

The Kenneths, Waco (co-headline), Safeguard, The Good Night Ladies

Three-headed punk rock monster THE KENNETHS is back! Toured in 2016 with Yellowcard, Less Than Jake, SayWeCanFly, Juliette & the Licks & Anti-Flag. And if NOFX & Green Day are your thing, what are you waiting for – this double bill is THEFT at £6…

Joined on this tour by WACO! Got a ROTTEN TOOTH? Let Waco sort it for you.

Think modernist punk for the soul; frontman Jak has an on-stage presence that politely asks for your attention, whilst secretly demanding it.

Prepare to be throttled by lightning strikes of guitar thrash and thunderclaps of incessant drums. And a northern twang. Dentist please!!

Ticket: £6.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 13th October

An Evening With Liverpool Legends Ian Rush & Robbie Fowler – NEW DATE!

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances this date has moved to THURSDAY OCTOBER 13. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience; all tickets are still valid although, of course, you may have a full refund from point of purchase.

Two legendary Liverpool strikers in a live show PLUS a Meet and Greet opportunity beforehand. Fancy meeting Rushie and Robbie in person?

Neither player needs much of an introduction to Liverpool fans – the duo scored an incredible 529 goals between them, including a spell where their careers overlapped and Reds fans had double delight at two of football’s best ever strikers playing for their side at the same time.

Both are now official LFC ambassadors and rightly so – few men know as much about what it means to be at Liverpool as these two do.

The show alone will be a great night out but we are also offering you the chance to meet them, shake their hands, get something signed and, of course, get your photo taken with them.

Relive some classic goals from IAN RUSH and ROBBIE FOWLER.

Meet and Greet: £45 (+ b/f, includes entry to the show)
Standard: £25 (+ b/f, entry to the show only)

Lower age limit 14 years, all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.

Ticket: £45.00 meet & greet; £25.00 standard Buy Now
Doors: 7.00pm
Age: 14 (under 16s only w/ adult)

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Friday 14th October

Balaam & The Angel, Skeletal Family

EXCLUSIVE UK SHOWS WITH ORIGINAL LINE-UP AS EVER – celebrating thirty years of ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ album played in full plus singles and rarities. Each night will be unique with a slightly different setlist!

BALAAM AND THE ANGEL formed Birmingham ’84 by Scottish-born Morris brothers — vocalist/bassist Mark, drummer Des and guitarist Jim and found themselves affiliated with the goth rock movement after a series of opening dates for the Cult.

After founding their own label, Chapter 22 Records, and releasing debut EP, Love Me, the subsequent Day and Night brought the group to the attention of Virgin, who issued The Greatest Story Ever Told in 1987.

After support tours with Iggy Pop and Kiss, the group resurfaced with second guitarist Ian McKean in 1988 with the harder-edged Live Free or Die to be followed by Days of Madness.

And Balaam said unto the angel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again…

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

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Saturday 15th October

Band Of Friends

Could this be the best blues-rock band in the world? Featuring Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher, Nine Below Zero), Ted McKenna (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) & Marcel Scherpenzeel “…the closest guitarist to Rory you will ever hear” – and that’s from the man who played next to Gallagher, and on every album, for twenty years.

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF RORY GALLAGHER – and here’s what the press has to say…

“Having had the privilege of seeing Rory Gallagher live (as well as several tribute acts), I can honestly say that this gig is the closest that anyone will ever come to his sound, style and sheer energy of delivery. This wasn’t a gig, it was a concert and it’s great to see they are doing a fantastic job of keeping the music of this great musician alive” – Rob Dodgson (Annular Media UK)

“Rory’s music covered the globe, producing some of the greatest rock/blues for three decades. Sadly we lost Rory in ’95, to his devoted fans and followers the ultimate tragedy, but BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute, more a celebration of his life and music – a rendition of a composer’s former work performed by those who have a full right to both perform it and choose their musicians. RG would approve. No doubt’ – Noel Buckley (Get Ready to Rock UK)

European Blues Award Winner 2013 (Best Band)
European Blues Award winner 2015 Ted McKenna (Best Musician, Performance)

You already know this is going to be one helluva show, do you really need any more persuading??

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

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Sunday 16th October

Super Hans

There are two major energies in this world: stress and relaxation. SUPER HANS is “just a man trying to make my way in this fucked up world. Just like Blair. You’ve got to hand it to Blair really. Married a barrister. It’s like a free ticket into the world of recreational drugs”.

Personal interests listed as drugs, techno, electro, drink, drugs.

The bloody funny and original one-off that is Peep Show’s Super Hans appearing for one night only at Fibbers. This is, frankly, an unmissable show…

Tickets on sale TUESDAY 9am! PRESALE SIGN-UP HERE!

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

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Tuesday 18th October

Stacie Collins

“Sassy, sexy and rocks like a bitch” – Classic Rock. With a slam-bang rock ‘n’ roll band and a hard-core honky-tonk wail, STACIE COLLINS pushes the boundaries of rock, blues and country.

A singer-songwriter and a bad-ass harmonica player in the style of Chicago Blues greats Little Walter and James Cotton, Collins has a reputation for high energy shows, diverse songwriting and, unlike most chick-singers, they’re not all about love and heartbreak…

Based in Nashville, TN, Stacie is a road warrior having performed countless shows in the USA and Europe over the past few years and has even spawned a Japanese “Stacie Collins” tribute band.

In addition to touring, Collins, along with her writing partner, husband, band mate Al Collins (Jason & The Scorchers) have written, recorded and released five records on her own label.

Had her records been released twenty or thirty years ago, they would have sounded as natural on ’70s FM radio alongside ZZ Top and The Rolling Stones as they do next to contemporary rockers like the Drive-By Truckers or Blackberry Smoke.

You just know you GOTTA BE HERE FOR THIS ONE!!

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

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Friday 21st October

The Complete Stone Roses, The Slamm

THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES are now one of the UK’s best known, most seen and consistently successful tributes, selling out venues across the UK and Ireland, and carrying on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands.

Hits like Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection and I Wanna Be Adored are as recognisable now as were in the heyday of Madchester and the Hacienda, the cultural icons from which the original band was born.

The Completes, as they are affectionately referenced to by their fans, play to acclaim not only from fans and press, but also original Stone Roses band members. Bassist Mani has not only just appeared as a warm up DJ for the band on the odd occasion but has also played onstage with them playing She Bangs The Drums and says, “They do our songs real justice. At times, they play even better than we did!”

As well as performing alongside Inspiral Carpets and Happy Mondays they even have a bit of a celebrity fan base going on as well; step forward The Seahorses, Andy Rourke, Shed 7, Richard Fearless, Shane MacGowan and Peter Hook all of whom have who either appeared as a support DJ/Guest for the band, worked with the band or have attended one of their gigs purely as a Roses fan being played live to perfection.

Comfortable playing to 300 or 40,000 (Edinburgh!), regulars at T In The Park, Loch Lomond, Witness and Get Loaded, BBC TV features and slots on documentaries and, of course, huge coverage in every major music magazine and broadsheet, The Completes are perfectionists.

Over to Mani again, “The attention to detail is amazing. I use a Rickenbacker 3000 which is as rare as rocking horse shit but they found one”.

The Completes are rewriting the tribute band manual, and getting better all the time!

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 21st October

Ultimate Daft Punk Tribute Show (11pm)

Fully live show tribute to the the elusive helmet-clad retro-futurists with all the costumes and a massive light show!

With infectious dance music, an up-beat rhythmic vibe, robotic counterparts and truly epic live shows Daft Punk have been the staple diet of some the biggest and most well-renowned festivals since the release of debut ‘Homework’ and groundbreaking 1997 follow-up ‘Alive’ in 1997.

Now you too can experience that undeniable awesomeness with ULTIMATE DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE SHOW, brilliantly unique and alternative.

SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKETS @ £6 NOW ON SALE FOR A LIMITED PERIOD…

Ticket: ££6 EARLY BIRD Buy Now
Doors: 11pm
Age: 18+

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Saturday 22nd October

Ferocious Dog

For UK venues and festivals, 2015 was the year of the FEROCIOUS DOG; a full-on sextet infusing madball rock, reggae/dub and Celtic vibes with folk.

Now firmly at the forefront of the alternative scene, and even selling out Nottingham Rock City, they have an ever-growing fan army following the band countrywide, bringing boiling energy and passion to every gig and always welcoming to new tribe members.

“As someone who has played with the Levellers, Oysterband and Wonderstuff… Ferocious Dog are carrying on the tradition of folk rock the way it was meant to be done” – Dan Donnelly

“The bite, here, is as fierce as the bark. But Ferocious Dog make subtly persuasive sounds, too. In a field full of would-be wolves… They’re out for a long run.” – Nick Burbridge.

Creating their own brand on traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog use the traditional instruments of fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mix ’em up with a bit of raw, buzzsaw rock n’ roll attitude.

With their unique, aggressive yet feel-good music they tear up venues across the country often bringing their faithful Hell Hounds along for the ride!

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

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Wednesday 26th October

WSTR, Milestones, One Way Street

“Pop punk from the slums of Liverpool”. We prefer angsty, gritty, busting with passion and upbeat, hooky guitar lines – WSTR are a refreshing take on pop-punk with big choruses and lyrics like, “I’ll cut the cord, shut you out. I’m sick of all the shit you spout”, “Fuck you and everything you do” and “Some days it feels like I’ve been hit by a fucking bus”. Nice.

Nailing the I-hate-my-friends-and-where-I’m-from cliché without being boring. Blink-182 with council house spunk…

And get here early for the frankly awesome MILESTONES, check out CALL ME DISASTER The boys from the Manchester recently toured with Area 11 and “prove authenticity combined with hard work go hand in hand with achieving dreams and creating momentous milestones”.

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

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Thursday 27th October

We Are Scientists, Beverly

Legendary NY-ers debut gold album ‘With Love & Squalor’ catapulted them to main stages (Glasto/Leeds/Reading/T in the Park) and REM tour; now on 5th album Helter Seltzer “dramatic music with a light touch” – we give you WE ARE SCIENTISTS they’re clever, they’re witty, they write BLOODY GREAT BIG TUNES… one of our fave bands EVER, and yours too…

INT. BEDROOM, NIGHT — APRIL, 2016 — ENGLAND

“That was awesome.”
“I… I’ve got class early…”
“Oh, uh…”
“Should you… get dressed?”
“Yeah, uh… I like this song. Who is it?”
“We Are Scientists. You’re shitting me, you don’t know We Are Scientists?”
“I– I think so. It’s great!”
“They’re absolute legends. I can’t believe you don’t know them.”
“No, uh… I mean, it sounds familiar. I’ve definitely heard them.”
“This is the new album, ‘Helter Seltzer.’ So. Fucking. Good.”
“Oh, yeah! Helter… Helter Seltzer?”
“Yah, like ‘helter skelter’ but with seltzer? It’s actually a perfect description of them because they do this really dramatic music, but always with a light touch, you know? It could actually be the name of their genre.”
“I could see that, yeah.”
“I actually had to look up the word ‘seltzer’ — we don’t have it here.”
“You don’t have seltzer? Ah, man. This is gonna be a long semester. That’s like my favorite drink. Water plus bubbles, y’know? Seriously so refreshing.”
“Um… okay.”
“Oh, but so, but so, this is their first record, huh?”
“Their–? NO! I thought you’d heard of them!”
“No, I have! So, they’re not new?”
“Compared to The Rolling Stones, yes. This is only their fifth record, so yah, total baby-band.”
“Whoa! How old are they?”
“I suppose they can’t be that young — they’ve been around since 2005. But they look twenty-two. Very handsome.”
“[laughs] Should I be jealous?”
“No point in that. I’d trade up without hesitating.”
“Hey now…”
“They’re also intelligent and funny. And rock stars. Full package, really.”
‘Rock stars’ might be a strong term…”
“They’ve played Jools Holland. And the big stage at Glastonbury, and Reading & Leeds, and T in the Park. They’ve sold out Brixton Plaza.”
“Uh… did you just make up a bunch of words and try to use them as evidence?”
“David Letterman! Coachella!”
“Okay, definitely more familiar. Wait, so how big are they here?”
“Well, their first album, With Love & Squalor, sold a hundred and fifty thousand copies.”
“Is that a lot?”
“That’s gold! It’s one for every man, woman and child!”
“Wait, the population of England is a hundred and fifty thousand?”
“Twat. It’s hyperbole.”
“I love that you just called me a twat.”
“Is it a compliment in America? It isn’t really here.” “[laughs]”
“I was on holiday in Madrid once, and I saw them supporting R.E.M.? They blew them off the stage.”
“Man, R.E.M. … now there’s a great band.”
“Of course. That’s why it’s significant. I wouldn’t tell you about seeing them blow Good Charlotte off the stage.”
“Right. Hey, this was fun, we should totally–”
“And what’s amazing about this new album, Helter Seltzer, is that they made it with Katy Perry’s keyboard player, so it’s got all this great poppy synthesizer on it, and drum samples, but still with those amazing Scientist melodies. I think it’s my favorite one yet, which is crazy if you think about it.”
“Oh. Well, what are you doing this week? Should we get together again? Maybe tomorrow?”
“I mean, he was Katy Perry’s keyboardist for three years, this guy Max Hart, but before that? He was the Scientist’s keyboardist. That’s the thing, they always work with their friends. Like Chris Coady, who mixed this album? He produced the last album, TV en Français.”
“TV…on…”
“And their first three albums were all produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, who’s now like this hot-shit super-producer of Vampire Weekend and Usher.”
“Oh. Man, you know a lot about We Are Scientists. I mean, I do, too, but–”
“What I actually love the most is their videos. So hilarious. Every one is like this crazy, weird concept that no other band would do. It’s like, if you’re a band, and you have money to make a video, don’t just make some boring thing where you stumble around on a beach pretending to sing.”
“I know, right?”
“Plus they make hilarious comedy videos, basically for no reason. Have you ever seen their Instagram?”
“Uh, I think so. It’s all those pictures of, of like–”
“They do these short videos on it? They’re amazing. So funny.”
“Right! Yeah, I think I’ve seen those.”
“But the absolute best is their concerts. God, I’ve seen them about twenty times.”
“Whoa. Twenty? That’s like how many times I’ve seen baseball.”
“Such amazing songs, and it’s so unpredictable. Like things are always breaking, or somebody climbs on top of something, or Keith comes down in the audience, or Chris plays half the show in the audience.”
“Huh.”
“And between songs they always have a big chat, and it’s hilarious.”
“Right.”
“And different every time! Not memorized. Which is why I’m completely gutted.”
“You’re… what do you mean?”
“Well they’re playing in a week, aren’t they? But the show’s sold out and I didn’t get a ticket because I was at my stupid brother’s wedding.”
“That’s cool about your brother. Congratulations.”
“It’s f***ed. I wish I didn’t have a brother. The wedding was nice and all, but I wish I’d respectfully not attended and reserved a bloody We Are Scientists ticket, you know?”
“I guess, yeah.”
“I suppose I’ll just stand outside Koko and try to mug someone.”
“Uh… Koko?”
“Yah, Koko. Why? What?”
“Uh… well, that’s my cousin’s venue. He’s the manager there. That’s, like — that’s who I’m staying with. I live in his apartment. His flat.”
“You’re living with the manager of Koko.”
“Yeah, he’s my cousin. Tom.”
“Tom. So… yes.”
“Yes?”
“Yes, I’m free tomorrow night.”
“Oh! Ha. Great, should I just–”
“Let’s meet at yours. At Tom’s.”
“Um, okay. Sure! I’ll… I’ll text you the address.”
“Fantastic. It was so nice to meet you… um… Felix?”
“Alex.”
“Alex! Right. And I’m Alice. That’s the joke.”
“Yeah. Yeah, Alex and Alice.”
“Right. Sorry, Alex. Look, this has been… awesome. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night.”
“Yeah, uh… yeah, me, too.”

ON SALE FRIDAY 12 NOON!

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 28th October

Glass Caves, Alleyways, Lost Trends, Borderline

From busking to Radio 1 to Clashmusic to Billboard and international music blogs, GLASS CAVES have built a huge following with a relentless work ethic.

It’s quite a trick to pen great songs. Y’know, tunes that people remember and sing along to at the tops of their voices. Stuff that soundtracks their lives. Oh come on, we’ve ALL got songs that do that …

Glass Caves are such a band. They have that knack of effortlessly yanking huge melodies out of the bag and making you think what a great song – who wrote it? Oh yeah … THEY did.

It’s a rare gift, but pitch up to a Glass Caves show and you’ll be showered like Santa with massive radio-friendly tunes. And the whole damn crowd (and it’s always a big one) hollering along to rousing alt-rock anthems. Kings Of Leon covering The Police!

And all delivered with style, musicianship and a fearsome show!

“Whatever the parallels to come, here lies a band on the brink of bigger things” – Music Ninja Blog

“Indie intuition to grab and shake you till you’re ready for the dance floor” – 405 Blog

“So you’re telling me you want 1) Charismatic vocals, 2) mesmerising synths and 3) equally mesmerising guitars, all in one song? Glass Caves are for you” – There Goes The Fear Blog

Ticket: £7.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 29th October

The Southmartins

Forming The Beautiful South after The Housemartins in 1988, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway went on to five million sales with a string of beautiful real-life vignettes and deservedly classic hits including Song For Whoever, You Keep It All In, A Little Time, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her, Perfect 10 and many many more.

Aided in no small way by a succession of brilliant female vocalists – Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbott and Alison Wheeler!

Ever sardonic and witty, the band split in 2007 due to ‘musical similarities’.

And, of course, this brilliant tribute includes Hull’s greatest gift to the world (LONDON 0 HULL 4!) The Housemartins with Happy Hour, Caravan Of Love, Five Get Over Excited, Build, Me And The Farmer etc

Welcome, then, THE SOUTHMARTINS. The UK’s leading tribute to the music and songs of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins. Just check out these FAN REVIEWS and you’ll see why loads of music fans agree with the man himself, Paul Heaton on Radio 2… “They’re very good!!”

Final word to the band, “We play songs by The Beautiful South and The Housemartins sometimes quite well. Paul Heaton says we’re “not too bad at all” apparently. We take that as high praise indeed. As you can see from our pics we’re not arsed about trying to look like the band and don’t do the “dressing up” thing. That’s fine for all the Freddies and Bongos out there just not for us. It doesn’t seem right. We just play the songs as if they were ours so we’re not afraid to play them fast and loose.”

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

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Tuesday 1st November

Y&T, Praying Mantis

Before Mötley Crüe, RATT and even before Metallica, Y&T were slogging America’s sweaty rock clubs. Formed in the early ’70s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands to follow.

And indeed, many of the 80s biggest acts cut their teeth opening for headliners Y&T, freely evidenced in tell-all books by Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

San Francisco’s Bay Area innovators of the hard rock sound are happy playing an intimate club or to fifty-thousand at a festival, always delivering a high-energy set and passionate performance still captivating legions of worldwide fans, proving their music timeless.

Eighteen albums, three greatest hits collections and a box set later, Y&T have over four million sales under their belts since ’74. Plus 1.5m YouTube views for I’m Coming Home and heavy MTV rotation for hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, Don’t Stop Runnin’ and Summertime Girls standing alongside film and TV plays, VH1 Classic and global radio coverage.

With bassist Phil Kennemore’s untimely passing from lung cancer, the band is carrying on the legacy of touring the world, featuring Dave Meniketti (guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Brad Lang (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs that span the band’s five-decade career and including all the hits and fan favourites.

Presented by Eastside.

Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 4th November

The Hackney Colliery Band, The New York Brass Band

Jazz to electronica and everything in between – brass, drums (and drum machine!) from the coal face. THE HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND are an evocative, playful and plain belting outfit!!

Razor sharp jazz chops and heavy funk; yes, there’s something particularly life affirming about listening to a brass band in full swing.

‘One of my favourite live bands’ – Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6Music

‘Amazing… incredible… Wow’ – Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6Music

‘Brilliant live band and they’ve just made another great record. I smell a collaboration’ – Jamie Cullum, Radio 2

North London’s Hackney Colliery Band have become cult stars in the musical world having totally re-invented the brass band sound for the modern age. A truly brilliant live act who have enjoyed a remarkable few years, they have done everything from playing 45 minute sets at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics to appearing at the BRITs, MOBO Awards and Mercury Awards, as well as on many different BBC radio stations and Jazz FM.

The band has fans all around the world, having played a number of gigs across Europe, and has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum.

Audiences of all ages and musical tastes can find something to love and in their time they have put out successful albums, such as debut eponymous release in 2010, 2013’s Common Decency and a remix EP in 2014 that saw their sound reworked for the dance floor.

For fans of Youngblood Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band!

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

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Wednesday 9th November

Smoove and Turrell, Kymberley Kennedy

A breath of fresh air in the clichéd world of soul bands. SMOOVE & TURRELL make no attempt to sound or look like anyone else. No sharp suits and trumpet twirls, just a wildly talented bunch of North East lads taking their rightful place on the international soul scene having already become UK figureheads.

Their first album Antique Soul scored heavy points with singles I Can’t Give You Up, You Don’t Know and Beggarman, gaining two Radio 2 Radcliffe & Maconie Records Of The Week 6Music national playlist, propelling them to Glastonbury and Big Chill headline stages.

The original 7” of the northern soul banger I Can’t Give You Up still changes hands for up to £160, btw…

With the word spreading across the pond, S&T tracks could be heard on network giant ABC’s primetime campaign, feature film For A Good Time Call, video game The Crew and international smash hit series like The Finder & World of Jenks.

Back in the UK, Hard Work was used on a national advertising campaign as well as Match of the Day, Strictly Come Dancing, Splash and Coronation Street.

Live performance highlights included Space Ibiza, Moscow, Dubai and supporting Nile Rodgers & Chic.

Third album Broken Toys was released May 2014, and sparkling pop flirted with disco floor stompers in between the blues, jazz, funk & soul the boys are so well known for.

Hitting the road again with their motley crew of Geordie reprobates Smoove & Turrell’s 7 piece band will once again be gaining yet more of a loyal fan base both here in the UK and in Europe & the wider world. RECOMMENDED!

Ticket: £9.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 10th November

The Last Vegas, The Idol Dead

Proper rock and roll from Chicago, IL, THE LAST VEGAS bring you ’70s classic rock and glam, ‘80s hard rock and heavy metal, garage and punk rock while at the same time maintaining a unique sound all their own.

Produced by Nikki Sixx and Marti Frederiksen, “…combining rock, glam and garage for an ass-kicking sound. No doubt, rock ‘n roll is here to stay.” – Billboard

Very definitely for fans of The Cult / AC/DC / Buckcherry / Cinderella / Airbourne!

Exceptionally pleased to have THE IDOL DEAD on board; “For those with fond thoughts of 90s Wildhearts, The Almighty & Black Spiders… The Idol Dead come highly recommended!” – Pure Rawk. We agree, fill your ears with BONES OF YOU

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

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Friday 11th November

The Small Fakers, Page 45

For any discerning mod The Small Faces were the finest UK band for a sharp-dressed and hip youth cult, and hugely influential even now. All Or Nothing, Here Come The Nice, Tin Soldier, Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday … ’nuff said.

So please welcome back to York the UK’s finest tribute to the best part of British pop culture’s most dynamic and creative period, THE SMALL FAKERS.

And just look at these amazing affidavits from those were there at the time, and some fantastic customer live reviews…

“For those of you that never saw the Small Faces live, this is as close as you’re gonna get” – Stan Lane (Small Faces’ Ronnie’s brother)

“As soon as you opened your mouth, the hanky was out” – Kay Marriott (Steve’s Mum)

“Really great, absolutely spot-on” – Kenney Jones (Small Faces)

“No point doing any of the old songs, they do them too good!” – Jimmy Winston (Small Faces)

“I started going to see the Small Faces play from the age of about 12 so I know what they sounded like live. The Fakers are the closest thing. I closed my eyes for a moment while the Fakers were playing and I was taken back to those beautiful, long gone days”. – Penny (a very satisfied customer!)

Ten years on, still packing venues, Isle Of Wight Festival regulars, and joined on stage at various times by Kenney Jones (drummer for Small Faces, The Who and The Faces) original Small Faces organist Jimmy Winston, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, 60’s session guitarist Graham Dee and 60’s blues and soul vocalist Chris Farlowe; this is one tribute that will take you all the way there – and back again!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 12th November

Hope&Social, Gobbledigook

“Welcome, we’re HOPE AND SOCIAL. We’re a band who write songs and release albums. We come from Leeds. We have a studio called The Crypt. We do ill-advised events and all sorts of gigs. We sell all our music for Pay What You Want. We are mainly broke. At the moment we are planning how to take over the world”.

If there is a more elegant, yet simply perfect, band introduction we haven’t seen it. And we’ve seen THOUSANDS of introductions.

You’ll gather that the mighty Hope and Social have been one of our favourite bands since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Their shows are a celebration of the best things in life – wonderful music and songs, laughter, consummate musicianship and one of those true occasions where band and audience really are all in it together.

This is not rhetoric, this is fact. H&S shows are packed and if you’ve ever been you’ll know EXACTLY what we’re on about.

Innovative, diverse, brilliantly talented and so in love with constructing delicately muscular tunes. And a live music lesson in life, also, in how to build, engage and keep a huge and loyal fan base with music that is peerless and timeless.

Hope and Social have the sound of classic albums, brought up to date. Albums which were a call-to-arms, and part lament penned with measured guitar and lush harmony.

Sieved from drunken rants, they sing of Englishness and home and what it means. Of simplicity and custom, and of God.

One day all bands will be made like this.

Ticket: £9.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Monday 14th November

Wade Bowen, Willy Braun, Beth McCarthy

Texas country/Red Dirt real deal WADE BOWEN of whom The New York Times said “Earnest and direct singer who wrings feeling from a small vocal gestures and graceful songwriting with twists like small sighs”

Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Wade Bowen has amassed a string of awards and a passionate fan base. Rising to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit, and now poised to bring that independent spirit to country music at large.

With a dense and concentrated whisky-and-smoke baritone, Bowen takes command of his 100% country songs, rife with pedal steel and vivid emotion, that could easily find a home with fans of Bowen’s rock idols – folks like Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.

On a live circuit where the overwhelming mandate is to stir up a party, Bowen has aimed to leave folks with a memory. As a writer, even one from a state with some tall literary traditions, he’s not trying to earn a PhD in poetry; he’s trying to communicate. “My style,” he says, “is more to try to evoke an emotion. I’m more about trying to leave a mark on people.”

Growing up in Waco, Bowen’s exposure to the music of Texas was limited to whatever made it on FM country radio. George Strait was king. Guy Clark was a name he’d not have recognized before getting to college. But at school, in Lubbock, he discovered the full spectrum of Texas artistry, starting with Robert Earl Keen. “He was a big changing point in my life,” says Wade. “I realized by listening to him that there was way more out there than I ever knew. So I started getting into Guy Clark and other great Texas music. But I was obsessed with Robert Earl. When we started the band we were sort of a Robert Earl cover band.”

That band was called West 84 but when Bowen channelled a lifelong love of writing into songs, he made the major decision to go solo and move to Austin. By then, about 2001, fellow Waco native Pat Green had busted out to national prominence and the Texas music phenomenon was the buzz of Nashville. It was part of Wade Bowen’s inspiration to charge ahead.

Try Not To Listen is the album Wade regards as his true debut, the project that kicked off a life and living made of 200-plus nights a year on the road and patient grassroots fan development. Then with Lost Hotel in 2006, things really began to click. The opening track “God Bless This Town” reached No. 1 on the bellwether Texas Music Chart, and to date, Bowen has had a total of 10 Number 1’s and 15 Top 5 Singles on the Texas Music Chart. He achieved another landmark in 2010, when he was invited to add his name to the roster of great artists who’ve made a Live At Billy Bob’s CD/DVD combo at the iconic club in Fort Worth.

Amazing, also, to get WILLY BRAUN (front man for Reckless Kelley) on board as well. This is the real deal, don’t miss this show!

And no songs about trucks…

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

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Wednesday 16th November

New Generation Blues Tour w/ The Danny Giles Band, Salvation Jayne, The Rainbreakers, The Dead Cats

The tone of Walter Trout, the power of Dimebag Darrell, the speed of Yngwie Malmsteen, but with a real blues feel, ex-Chicago Thieves DANNY GILES is your new guitar hero, opening recently for Skinny Molly, The Yardbirds and the Nimmo Brothers.

THE RAINBREAKERS remind us of the best Brit 60s and early 70s hard blues; think Groundhogs / Rory Gallagher and have amassed some pretty cool press…

“A breath of fresh air on the current UK blues scene” – Blues and Soul Magazine

“Loud and attention grabbing… fusing genres into the wild seemingly abandoned… not only endearing, it is verging on the magnificent.” – Sound and Vision

And how about a bit of sass to open the show; SALVATION JAYNE and their own unique style of dirty, sludgey, rock n’ roll blues. Think QOTSA, Black Keys, Rival Sons.

All in all, A DAMN DECENT NIGHT!!

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

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Friday 18th November

The Christians 30th Anniversary Tour

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits… Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more THE CHRISTIANS enjoyed huge worldwide acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s, and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!).

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description, ‘One of the finest voices in pop’) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years.

The band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe, and with a brand new soulful ten-track album entitled ‘WE’ the band have reflected on life issues (loss, breakups and just the struggles of life).

Come and find out why Chris Evans said, ‘The best gig I’ve ever been to’.

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

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Friday 18th November

TQD w/ Royal T, DJ Q & Flava D (11pm doors)

After bringing you My Nu Leng and Devilman, we’ve teamed with our friends at Tremor and we’re GASSED to bring you three of our favourite DJ’s; Royal-T, DJ Q & Flava D at Fibbers as TQD for the first time together in a night of unforgettable, up-front bass.

Fresh from a string of UK festivals & with Flava D’s Fabriclive 88 album hot off the press, when it comes to bass music there’s nobody who even comes close to bringing the energy and hype in the rave like this – far and away the biggest act in UK bass music at the moment, and to bring them to an intimate Fibbers show is going to be VERY special.

If their recent Boiler Room and sets at Bassfest Weekender are anything to go by, it’s gon’ be hectic…

Just 50 early birds @ £10 available now for one week…

First release tickets @ £12 for a fortnight after that…

Second release @ £14 three weeks from now – if there’s any left!

Ticket: £10.00 early bird - rising to £14 Buy Now
Doors: 11pm
Age: 18+

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Saturday 19th November

The Fall, Soma Crew

He’s the undisputed GOD OF ALT-EVERYTHING. He’s not going to duet with Kanye, he’s not going to be remixed and he’s definitely not going to do anything you expect him to. He’s Mark E Smith and THE FALL and thank the good Lord he saves some of his best shows for Fibbers.

Mark is the very definition of indie without the beard and Vans. Political correctness not present thank you very much, the eternal maverick and belligerent bastard within Mr Manchester is consumed with razor-sharp wit and bitter cynicism, all sung-spoken to a band that rocks the **** out like no other.

So praise The Lord for Mark E Smith and real music. He’s the closest thing to the genuine article you’ll ever know. And he’s not going to be on a Direct Line or Warburtons advert any time soon…

Ticket: £25.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Monday 21st November

Vant, Pretty Baby

VANT – the brainchild of Mattie Vant from the North East; born out of discontent and frustration at a fucked up world, with an arsenal of short, poignant and socially-aware remedies ignorant of most modern consumerist pop. Mattie has been working on this for four and half years.

Completed by Henry Eastham (guitar), Billy Morris (bass) and Greenie (drums); think Kinks meets Pixes in two and a half minute onslaughts. Mattie’s lyrics are incredibly important, wanting to leave his mark with music to stir the mind as well as the heart.

After a 2015 industry feeding frenzy, the band signed to Parlophone, and released limited edition double-A side ‘Parasite’ / ‘Do You Know Me?’ (Dumb Blood Records) on baby pink vinyl.

Zane Lowe made ‘Parasite’ his Next Hype, playing it three times in one show; followed by Radio 1, Radio X and Amazing Radio with next release, ‘The Answer’ – named as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World and then added to Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust playlist.

VANT’s third single ‘Parking Lot’ built upon their growing acclaim, Annie Mac again gave a Hottest Record in the World accolade. Further Radio 1 support following with plays courtesy of Clara Amfo, Greg James and Gemma Cairney plus a blistering session for Huw Stephens.

Throughout 2015, VANT’s live shows provoked UK-wide chaos with mosh pits and stage invasions, and before the year was out played alongside Royal Blood, Fidlar, Hinds and The Bohicas; co-headlined the DIY Presents Tour alongside Inheaven and The Big Moon. A storming summer festival schedule included Reading, Leeds, The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Calling Festival, Secret Garden Party, Y Not and Bingley.

Throughout, reviewers glowingly compared the band with an eclectic array of classic bands – Manic Street Preachers, The Strokes, MC5, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age and DFA 1979, to name but a few.

ON SALE FRIDAY 9am!

Ticket: £8.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 22nd November

Gangstagrass, Leather’O, Vinnie Whitehead

Yeah correct, GANGSTAGRASS did the Oscar-nominated theme song to JUSTIFIED. Yeah, this is real bluegrass pickers and real emcees making music. And yeah, they turn it on live as well.

Hip hop meets bluegrass – eh? Well, theres a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their iPod playlists than you think…

Stand well back for the dirty fightin’, gator wrestlin’, foot stompin’ bluegrass-hip-hop project of Brooklyn based producer Rench, who has spent the last decade making gritty, soulful country hip-hop music that you will actually like.

Now on 5th studio album ‘American Music’ they can be found ripping up stages and blowing minds wherever they appear. Explosive live shows have been blowing away the USA and now they’re coming to Europe with emcees R-Son and Dolio!

Banjos and rappers shouldn’t sound this good together. But they do.

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

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Thursday 24th November

SOiL, Saliva, Sons Of Texas, Liberty Lies

Formed in Chicago ’97, SOiL took the world by storm with 2001 million-selling major label debut Scars, and classics Halo, Unreal and Redefine. And now back in York for what is sure to be another sell out with original members Ryan McCombs (back from Drowning Pool), Tim King and Adam Zadel.

And what a support line-up as well, featuring SALIVA, another gold album band on this bill – Every Six Seconds – which contained the hits Rise Up, and Grammy-nominated Your Disease. And not forgetting huge-selling anthems Always, In It To Win It and Rest In Pieces, co-written with Nikki Sixx.

And what about SONS OF TEXAS for openers… they’ve been Baptized In The Rio Grande!

Ticket: £16.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 25th November

Planet Rock presents “Roadstars” w/ Simo, Aaron Keylock, Federal Charm”

Three of the most exciting new blues-rock acts touring TOGETHER for the very first time – amazing! USA guitarist SIMO is joined by Brit sensation AARON KEYLOCK as well as UK blues rock guitar band FEDERAL CHARM. Please note the headline slot changes nightly so make sure you’re early!!

Vibrant Nashville power trio Simo’s new LP, Let Love Show the Way, reinvigorates the fusion of jazz improvisation, down home blues and classic R&B, taking on board countrified Southern-rock. It’s primal, it’s immediate, it’s sweltering stuff. “We live and die by the take,” says singer-guitarist JD Simo. “We don’t edit, and if there are overdubs they’re minimal. I want it to be unaffected and pure. For me, the music resonates most when a performance is captured. That’s what I love, and that’s what we go for.”

Every now and then an artist comes along that blows you away and Aaron Keylock is cementing a reputation as one of the most exciting young UK talents. A mesmerising live performer already with over two hundred shows alongside the likes of Blackberry Smoke, Cadillac Three, Tracer and The Answer with great festival slots at Bloodstock, Ramblin’ Man Fair and Download. His debut album was produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa) and referencing Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, The Faces, T Rex and Blackfoot, but Aaron writes all his own material. Although just turned 18, our man sports clothes and hair straight outta 1974. “I just like them”, he says. Aaron, we like you already.

Manchester’s Federal Charm released their second album, Across the Divide, in October 2015 (“Jaw-dropping” – Classic Rock) and have opened for Michael Schenker, UFO, Black Star Riders, Ian Hunter and Rich Robinson, as well as touring with Joanne Shaw Taylor. Federal Charm span the classic rock curve from Allman Brothers to Zeppelin, and Black Keys to Rival Sons, with twin-guitar twists and stop-start rhythm.

This is one heckuva triple bill…

PLANET ROCK presale; general on-sale Friday!

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 26th November

Purple Rain – The Ultimate Prince Tribute

Jimi Love aka Prince has the looks, the moves the pipes and some amazing guitar chops. PURPLE RAIN will wash you away, they really are something special.

And with the tragic news of Prince Rogers Nelson’s passing, what better way to celebrate the great man’s music and life…

All the hits you want, and backed up by his brilliant guitar playing, and a fantastic band.

Hear all the classics – Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, 1999, Kiss, Raspberry Beret, Let’s Go Crazy… ah, the list goes on and on and on.

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

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Sunday 27th November

Gong

Some say it couldn’t, or shouldn’t, be done. How could GONG exist without Daevid Allen? A few minutes in to the title track of new album, Rejoice! and aspersions will be cast aside. It is undeniably Gong.

Gong have had many line-ups ever since Australian beatnik/freak Daevid Allen quit The Soft Machine and moved to France at the tail end of the ’60s, before debuting in 1970 with Magick Brother.

The band has remained fluid, even playing without their founder from the mid-to-late ’70s, fracturing, reassembling and shapeshifting; an undeniably amorphous unit.

Indeed, David Bowie named Daevid Allen’s Banana Moon one of his favourite albums and today everyone from indie artists Temples and Ty Segall to hip hop artist Madlib and techno DJ Surgeon are inspired, and borrow, from Gong’s music and ideology.

The funky grooves, avant-garde flourishes and counter-cultural stance is timeless. So timeless that Gong fully exists even without their creator and guiding light. For those who are unaware Daevid Allen died in March 2015.

“I have been co-presenting The Interesting Alternative Show with Steve Davis for the last six years or so,” begins the story of how Gong’s new singer/guitarist Kavus Torabi met Daevid. “In 2011, Steve rang up excitedly saying ‘You’ll never guess who we’ve got as a guest next week… Daevid Allen.’ I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I’d met Daevid briefly a couple of times with Tim Smith [Cardiacs] but never properly. As a lifelong Gong lover, this filled me with delight. Straight away the two of us seemed to really click, within minutes the conversation had taken a turn for the absurd and I was more than a little flattered when he told me, after about an hour, ‘You’re a poet man, I can tell.’

“Over the forthcoming months we would text each other on a fairly regular basis, whenever Daevid was in town playing a gig he’d get in touch to see if I wanted to come along. ‘I’ve been thinking about this a lot,’ he told me, ‘Do you want to play guitar in Gong?’ This came somewhat out of the blue. ‘But you’ve never actually heard me play, Daevid’ I told him. ‘I don’t need to,’ he replied. ‘I felt the same way about Mike Howlett when I met him too and I’m never wrong about this stuff.’ Of course I said ‘Yes’ instantly. ‘You know, I can’t play like Steve Hillage,’ I told him. His response was priceless ‘I don’t care about what you can’t do, I care about what you can do.’

“Since being a teenager, I have often come up with riffs that, while I loved them, had to be shelved because I always felt they sounded a little TOO much like Gong. One of which I started playing. Daevid got up and started improvising lyrics and melodies over the top, his beautiful eyes twinkling. This would become ‘When God Shakes Hands With The Devil (from I See You).’ ‘Wow Kav!’ Daevid said afterwards, ‘Got any more like that?’ Realising that 20 years or so of shelved riffs had not gone to waste, I blurted out ‘Yeah! Fucking loads!’

Kavus joined Gong in 2014 in time for the last album the “new” band made with Daevid, I See You, unaware of the direction his new gig as a guitar player would take. “It was shortly after our Brazilian tour in March 2014 that, following a broken arm, Daevid told us that he had been diagnosed with cancer and would be unable to fulfill the 47 date world tour that had been booked to promote [the album]. To my, and I guess all of our, minds there was no question that he would beat this thing. The most enlightened and switched on guy I ever knew, with light shooting out of every pore, he seemed indomitable. Nonetheless, he started making noises about how he wished the band to continue without him. I think everyone in the band felt ambivalent about this, particularly as we watched the majority of the gigs get cancelled upon news that he was too unwell to fulfill them. I certainly had no desire to front it. I have my own band Knifeworld in which I play this role. We did, however, have a new album to promote, so we reluctantly agreed to play the remaining shows and bow out gracefully after that. Each night we sent Daevid recordings or links to YouTube footage and, from his sick bed in Australia, he wrote gushing praise about what had happened to the band and how this was exactly what he had hoped. By the end of the tour and with the full blessing of Daevid we decided to carry on.

“Rejoice! I’m Dead! came together over several weeks in an East London rehearsal studio. In terms of the writing, the songs became very elastic, what may have been brought to the band as a fixed idea, through experimenting, discarding, expanding and mutating evolved into the songs as you hear them now. Every member was key in the development of each song,” closes Kavus. Thus, Kavus (vocals/guitar), Fabio Golfetti (guitar/vocals), Dave Sturt (bass/vocals), Ian East (sax/flute) and Cheb Nettles (drums/vocals) took on the mantle of steering the Teapot further into outer space and the inner ear.

On the album you’ll also notice the voice of Daevid in an early song idea rehearsal, along with Gong alumni Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe and Graham Clark. Fans of the “Virgin trilogy” won’t be let down!

In the words of bassist Dave Sturt: “You bet it’s a fucking Gong record!”

It depends on your knowledge of Gong history and what constitutes as a Gong record, but if Rejoice! I’m Dead! is classified as their 28th album the Gong legacy is the strongest it has been since 1974. Consider the differences between Angel’s Egg, Gazeuse!, Floating Anarchy and I See You, the various splinter projects and collectives… what is it that make Gong who they are? Their spontaneity and numerous Phoenix-like rebirths – this is just the latest installment. Nothing more, nothing less. New members and old coalesce, the sound unmistakably Gong.

Even without Daevid Allen Gong will continue ….. And long may it do so.

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

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Tuesday 29th November

Electric Six, we-are-z, Scant Regard

Warning! Danger! High Voltage! They want to take you to a gay bar, gay bar, GAY BAR…

Back once more in York for your annual dose of the ELECTRIC SIX raucous, funny, slicked-back pop juggernaut. Utterly joyous.

And who the heck else other than Detroit’s Electric Six can write about their favourite cleaning fluid, the joys of being a graphic designer – or just Switzerland?

Dick Valentine’s genre-flipping Top 10 gatecrashers just wanna take you to a disco, synth pop, glam and arena rock heaven; and all wrapped up in macho flippancy and tongue-in-cheek pomposity so be warned … High Voltage!

Over to the band…

Mortality. It’s the primary reason we don’t live forever. If not for our mortality, the number of years each of us would have to roam this earth would be as infinite as the sands of time running through the earth itself. When extraterrestrials eventually make first contact with us within the next twenty years, the first glaringly obvious thing they will notice…is that we die. They will come to our planet with sinister intentions and they will immediately have the upper hand because we die…and they don’t. It’s a simple as that. And it’s all because of our mortality.

While aliens (and the government!!!!!) will always be there to kill us, we have for generations used our cold dead hands to clutch onto whatever silver lining we could sew into the dark cloud of our everlasting mortality. Specifically, we tell ourselves that we can live forever, not in corporeal form, but through our creations of art…and our expressions of love.

Thusly, art and love are more important than ever, because they are now the conduits that preserve our life forces. If you don’t create art and you don’t love nobody…well then, you will be forgotten, rather quickly. No one wants to be forgotten rather quickly. No one more so…than Electric Six.

Electric Six understands all this stuff as it prepares to unveil its eleventh studio album Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, which will be released on October 6 on Metropolis Records. The album is steeped in themes of mortality, death, discorporation and discoloration…all while it tries to convince you it is actually a work of art, a labour of love.

From the pounding, driving opener, “Drone Strikes”, through the 1970s guitar anthem “Two Dollar Two”, Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die! reveals that Electric Six knows that it is going to die, but will not go out quietly. From there, the album moves through the pop goodness of “Kids Are Evil” and “A Variation of Elaine”, the prog-rock showmanship of “Slow Motion Man”, and even a tribute to Elvis Presley in his more rotund years with “Dime Dime Penny Dime”.

“Big Red Arthur” is the anchor track of the album, as it emits a rock-opera bombast that is reminiscent of Radiohead sodomizing David Bowie in the center of his mind. It, like most of the songs on this record, is about death…but it’s kind of funny because it’s only about the death of a fake, out-of-shape drunk Santa Claus who is too fucking stupid to make it down the chimney correctly. In this case, we just end up laughing at death. And that’s uplifting.

To summarize, mortality is everywhere, and this fall, thanks to their new record Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, Electric Six will be everywhere too. Everybody gonna die someday, but with Electric Six’s new album, you no longer have to worry about any of it. Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die is Electric Six’s brand new record for 2015 and it is available on Metropolis Records on Oct. 2.

Electric Six is:

Dick Valentine – Vocals
Da Ve – Guitar
Johnny Na$hinal – Guitar
Smorgasbord – Bass
Tait Nucleus? – Keyboard
Percussion World – Drums

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

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Wednesday 30th November

Counting Coins, The Magnificent 7, Pewter City Punks

Get ready to skank, pogo, mosh, jig, polka and maybe even waltz. The sound of COUNTING COINS refuses to stay still, switching from ska punk to gypsy to hip-hop and back again several times in the same song.

Since forming in 2009, Counting Coins have steadily built up a reputation round their raucously energetic live shows for stealing the spotlight and getting the crowds bouncing, whether it’s a headline or a support slot, they want everyone to have a good time and refuse to take no for an answer!

After the success of their 2010 E.P. release “Take the Ride” and 2013’s “Reach for the Sky”, the coins boys have been on a constant rampage across the UK and Europe tearing up support slots with Melt Banana, Sonic Boom 6, The New Town Kings, The Talks, Jaya the Cat, The King Blues, Random Hand, The Aggrolites, The JB Conspiracy, Neville Staple (The Specials), Babar Luck (King Prawn) and The Stiff Joints, alongside The Cat Empire, Gogol Bordello and NOFX amongst many others, and smashing up festivals such as Boomtown, Rebellion, Tramlines, Y Not, Galtres, and Freedom Festival along the way.

No enemies, no strangers – GET INVOLVED!

Ticket: £6.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 1st December

Emmy The Great

‘The female Bon Iver’ – Clash Magazine; ‘EMMY THE GREAT is who folk music has been praying for’ – Evening Standard; ‘One of the boldest young writers’ – The Guardian. Collaborations with Fatboy Slim, Kate Nash, Dev Hynes, Ash, Gabriel Bruce and Noah & the Whale confirm Emma-Lee Moss as a major artist of our times.

Hong Kong-born to an English father and a Chinese mother, Emma-Lee Moss as Emmy the Great has released two solo records to international acclaim showcasing an elegant lyricism and sensitivity married to humour and inquisitiveness. Her voice is by turns smoky and radiant.

Debut album, First Love was hailed “Album of the Week” – Sunday Times Culture and made the “Album of the Year 2009” list in the New York Times.

The follow up, Virtue, in 2011, once again made all the ‘best of’ lists, and Emma also wrote the original songs for Austenland, and the upcoming Wanderers.

In 2013 she performed at the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia, in London’s Trafalgar Square, singing in English, Cantonese and Mandarin to an estimated TV audience of 600 million people. She also performed a bilingual song (Cantonese and English) live on BBC radio.

For charity, she has been an ambassador for Wateraid, Strummerville and Billy Bragg’s prison based music charity.

Lovely show for York with a truly international performer destined for even bigger things. Recommended!

ON SALE FRIDAY 9am…

Ticket: £14.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 2nd December

Dead Men Walking w/ Kirk Brandon, Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) and Segs & Ruffy (The Ruts)

Founding member KIRK BRANDON (Spear of Destiny / Theatre of Hate) is joined by SEGS and RUFFY (THE RUTSs) and JAKE BURNS (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS).

After almost a decade away from the UK clubs, Dead Men Walking return!

Founding member Kirk Brandon (Spear of Destiny/Theatre of Hate) will be joined by much heralded rhythm section Segs and Ruffy from The Ruts on acoustic bass, percussion and vocals. Jake Burns, legendary front man of Stiff Little Fingers, will be ‘Flying The Flag’ for Northern Ireland.

With a massive catalogue of songs to choose from, this new Dead Men Walking line up intend to deliver a raw stripped back interpretation of a whole host of classic tracks from their respective iconic albums and singles. A few surprise cover versions and even a brand new song or two are also threatening to make their way into the set.

Ticket: £18.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 3rd December

Grapple presents Live: American-Style Professional Wrestling

USA-style 2 hour live spectacular carrying on where we left off from two very successful shows here – THIS REALLY IS A FANTASTIC NIGHT!! Pics of the last event here

Featuring:

Grapple Wrestling British Champion – “The Ugandan Warrior” Nsereko
Grapple Wrestling Tag Team Champions – The Burial
“The Mexican Sensation” El Ligero
“The Dark Cloud” Seb Strife
Ruby Summers
Evee Black
Rollin’ Mark Rolls
“The Pop Punk Kid” Jake Silver

And not forgetting the The Marty Jones Invitational winner here in April – York’s own “Hot Blooded” Dom Black!

You can keep up to date with show news by following Grapple Wrestling on social media, just click on the links below – see you down the front grunt’n’groan fans old and new!

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Ticket: £8.00 child // £10.00 adult // £30 family or group of 4 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: All ages

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Friday 9th December

Permission To Tap – tribute to The Darkness

Going a long way to proving that if your idea is ridiculous enough then anything is possible!! VT presents Permission to Tap- a Tribute to The Darkness; starring members from Us Amongst The Rest and Bastrad consisting of Thimbal as Justin, Rockdale as Dan, Fletcher as Frankie and Donut as Ed!

Capturing the true spirit of The Darkness live, we cordially invite you to to go dancing on a FRIDAY NIGHT whilst ordering a LOVE ON THE ROCKS WITH NO ICE. Make sure you have your ONE WAY TICKET and there will be no GIVIN’ UP and going home early!!

NB… ridiculous attire is not compulsory but is definitely encouraged.

Brought to you In association with the Rhys Wilkinson Enterprise Trust.

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

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Saturday 17th December

The Bastard Sons, River City Ransom, Cavorts, Mercury Killed Newton

BAS-TARD. Something that is of irregular, sick inferior, mind or dubious origin…

Not so much begat as taken roughly from behind, THE BASTARD SONS are bad medicine, buggering you brainless and no reach around. Take your daily dose and shut the f**k up, it’s good for you. No spoonful of sugar.

And in frontman JJ there dwells some sort of wild beast; a mountain man, a bourbon brute. SOMEONE. WHO. SHOULD. NOT. BE. F**KED. WITH.

They’ll kick your sorry ass. They’ll hurt your ears. They’ll rock your tiny little world and make your cousin your lover. They are quite simply the most excruciatingly exciting band you’re going to squeeze down your throat …

And look who is making a ONE-OFF appearance … THE LEGENDARY RIVER CITY RANSOM. Worth the price of admission alone, as they say.

Ticket: £6.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 22nd December

Faux Pas, Glass Mountain, Mall Rats

Formed 2015 in North Yorks, FAUX PAS are inspired by Cribs/Placebo and making a name on the scene with sold out shows all over the shop. Championed by BBC Introducing, already they’ve done Leeds/Reading and featured on R1.

It’s a high energy show, powerful and polished up at huge venues like Leeds O2 supporting the likes of Embrace and The Sherlocks.

After the release of their latest single ‘Not So Sad’ there’s a buzz about the follow-up. Watch this space – an extensive tour is on the cards and 2017 is set be even more exciting. Please note tickets will FLY OUT for this gig…

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

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Thursday 12th January

Devil You Know feat. Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Oni, Wearing Scars, Brutai

Face-melting metal taking you back to how it used to be; DEVIL YOU KNOW are simplicity and brutality in a beautiful blend. No intricate backing tracks or crazy tempos just super heavy riffs, killer blast beats, and Jones’ signature screams.

This is one helluva USA metalcore supergroup featuring Howard Jones on vocals (Ex-Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed), guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through) on bass – signed to Nuclear Blast Records with two albums out – The Beauty of Destruction and They Bleed Red (produced by ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (Gojira, Five Finger Death Punch).

And check out the rest of this amazing bill…

ONI – are the strange, straightforward prog-metal band you need in your life; they’re even from the Cayman Islands, how much more exotic can you get. In Japanese folklore, the Oni is a malevolent shapeshifting demon. At Fibbers we’ll settle for armour-plated melodic metal, ta. Check out Eternal Recurrence here!

WEARING SCARS and BRUTAI complete a classic line-up.

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 2nd February

The Brew

Proper British rock! Voted ‘Best Band’ by Rolling Stones fanzine “It’s Only Rock & Roll” for what RockTimes critic called ‘a bridge between the sixties and seventies’. Drawing heavily on classic rock a la Zepp/Hendrix/Who, Grimsby trio THE BREW have certainly being paying their dues having been around for ten years.

Father/son rhythm section of drummer Kurtis Smith and (dad) Tim on bass, young and astonishingly talented guitarist and front man Jason Barwick will blow you away (“tight as a bear’s arse” – GRTR mag) proudly bearing the classic blues-rock badge.

Wonderfully authentic and highly recommended!

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

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Saturday 25th February

The Smyths

One of the longest-established Smiths tributes and boy is that obvious every time they play here. And tonight celebrating the 30th anniversary of fourth album, ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ with some rarely heard live treats, plus all the crowd favourites throughout the Smiths career.

The crowd – and what a BIG crowd – went wild …

Two hours of classic Smiths material – truly A SMITHS BAND OF SMITHS FANS FOR SMITHS FANS!

“You’ll never see The Smiths again, but THE SMYTHS are the next best thing.” (Music-News.com)

“Amazing…just like The Smiths” (XFM)

“The Smyths give you just what you want”, Rob Hughes, journalist and broadcaster (Uncut/BBC Radio 6)

“The Smyths are indeed the BEST Smiths tribute band in the world”, Phil Gatenby, Author, ‘Panic on the streets of London’

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

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Saturday 4th March

The Guns N Roses Experience

As close as it gets …

THE GUNS N ROSES EXPERIENCE have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with classic Axl Rose.

They have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY ENDORSED by MARSHALL AMPS, decease just like the legend SLASH himself.

And together with 4 other Guns n Roses clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.

Since their very first gig the Guns N’ Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues and theatres in the UK.

With a true Guns and Roses sound and stage show, The Guns N’ Roses Experience meticulously recreates every visual detail and every musical note to capture that reckless spirit of the original Guns’N Roses legendary live performances.

In a bone crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breath-taking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O’Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone,You Could Be Mine, Night Train, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more!

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

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Saturday 25th March

Sack Sabbath

Longtime Sabb fans were BLOWN AWAY when this trib appeared last time, “The guitarist and singer have it absolutely nailed” / “Reminded me of seeing them first time around” / “Amazing booking, best tribute I’ve seen for years!”

The wind, the rain, the tolling bell, THAT RIFF – Track 1 Side 1 of the album generally acknowledged as the birth of heavy metal as we know it – and still more powerful than anything churned out by many of today’s overproduced ‘metal’ bands.

And so we welcome SACK SABBATH the UK’s most popular and established tribute to the Birmingham boys, Osbourne, Iommi, Ward and Butler.

Fronted by best Ozzy impersonator in the business, and check out this recommendation from of one of the actual Black Sabbath road crew …

“I worked for the real Sabbath and they are like the real thing, you don’t have to close your eyes, because their Ozzy has got it off to a tee. I go to their shows because it reminds me of all the fun I had with the real thing. A great night out, we love you all!” – Les Martin Stage & Production Manager, Black Sabbath 1970-78.

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 26th August

Whitesnake UK, Pure Purple

Formed in January 2005, WHITESNAKE UK are the very best of David Coverdale’s multi-platinum selling Whitesnake from the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation, faithfully reproducing classic songs such as “Fool For Your Loving”, “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again”. With a combined musical experience of over 100 years Whitesnake UK can proudly boast of having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band.

And joining them in a classic bill are PURE PURPLE, specialising in the classic Gillan, Blackmore, Lord, Glover and Paice line up – MKII Deep Purple years.

You can expect to hear MKII classics such as Highway Star, Child In Time, Woman From Tokyo, Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Strange Kind of Woman, Lazy, Speed King, Fireball and from a few years later Perfect Strangers. And all with Kerranging Fender guitar and a screaming Hammond Organ using Marshall amps and a rotating Leslie cab in an honest effort to sound like classic Deep Purple MKII… Some great YouTube footage here SMOKE ON THE WATER.

This is such a good double bill…

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

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