Milk Teeth announce short tour & Swindon date!

Earlier today I was told I was relentless, but the truth is we chase A LOT of bands, and for what ever reason they’ve all said yes and piled up at the tail end of 2018. 

This time we have the pleasure of announcing Stroud come-Bristol pop punkers MILK TEETH who make a looooong awaited return to Swindon. 

If I remember correctly they first played Level 3, in the pre-Darren new-PA days, for Harry Steel. Long before their first album, long before they were signed to Road Runner and making waves across the pond. 

This represents a major coup for Swindon, it’s a very exclusive tour, with the band playing their last two EPs, “Go Away” & “Be Nice” back to back, and since we’re the nearest town to their home town, I’d call this HOME TURF! 

Tickets are expected to fly out… so please grab in advance, as SWINDON IS BACK ON THE MAP! Oh it’s a Saturday too, and if I can persuade Darren, my boy DJ Fire In The Boothroyd will spin a classic bangers set after too, so no rushing off y’all.

We will announce the support in due course. We are expecting 1 tour support and we have already picked one local support. Giving one of my favourite Swindon bands the bigger gigs I have promised for an age, but not been able to deliver until now. We *may* have an acoustic opener, as it’s always nice to involve the wider #GigFam. 

#TheSpiritOfYankeeboyIsAliveAndWell 

Saturday 17th November 2018
The Victoria, Swindon
Age: TBC
Doors 8pm
8.30 – 9 – TBA
9.15 – 9.45 – TBA
10 – 11pm – MILK TEETH

Tickets: £9 adv. £12 otd. Available at The Rolleston, The Victoria or at WeGotTickets, here….> http://www.wegottickets.com/event/450629

 

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100 Reasons set to play Swindon!

Not a day goes by that I’m not enthralled by the fact I get to book my favourite bands either currently, or from yesteryear, so today’s announcement is another one where we hark back a decade and get to invite another band who (are still) able to command a mainstage presence at any festival they chose to play – This time in the shape of Hampshire heroes, Hundred Reasons

Coming from the same scene that brought us Reuben, Aldershot was a breeding ground of alt rock heroes for a period in the early 00’s. Their debut album, “Ideas Above Our Station” still sounds timeless and classic to this day and I very much doubt that’s going to change any time soon. 

I first came across the band in Kerrang! where they were being hyped up enough, around the same time I actually witnessed them in the flesh, supporting Idlewild at Portsmouth Pyramid Centre in 99′. Their very short set was all flailing arms and hair, reminiscent to that of At The Drive-In, only British. Naturally I gushed about how great they were and with one listen of the album, fell deeply in love – Like most of the UK alt scene of the time. 

Fast forward a decade and a half, and having seen the band 100’s of times (one particularly fond memory is with Ben Marwood at Reading Fez Club) and a gazillion times at Reading Festival during that period too, a thought occured to me whilst I was watching the acoustic show at this years 2000 Trees, that I should really just ask them to play. 

Cue a quick Facebook message to Colin, who promptly replied and the show was wrapped up. He was warm and receptive to the idea of the gig and was as easy to deal with as you could wish. 

I have a tendency (like a lot of people) to assume everyone’s a nice guy, but when you actually deal with them, this isn’t always the case, but with Colin it was just lovely. 

Naturally we won’t have the whole band, and I understand Larry is a full booked & much in demand studio & recording engineer these days, but we get the core of the band, playing the classic songs – which after a few drinks will be the absolute best to sing a long to! They also go by the stage name of “Undead Raisins”. 

To open the show, we’ve booked BRIGHTR. aka Laurie, who has formally been Gnarwolves tour manager had been asking for gigs for ages and I really didn’t have anything appropriate for him but when this landed Laurie was a natural fit!  Brightr has previously been seen playing The Lamb in Devizes as well as All Roads Lead To Frome for Rob Dahl & I. 

The details as follows….

Wednesday 12th December 2018
@ Level 3, Swindon.
14+
Doors: 7.30pm
8 – 8.30 – Brightr
8.45 – 9.15 – TBC
9.30 – 10.30pm – UNDEAD RAISINS

Tickets £15 adv. More (if available) on door. Collect from The Victoria, The Rolleston or via WeGotTickets, here…> WeGotTickets. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/445600

***NOTE we’ve had to upgrade the venue once already, from The Vic to Level 3…. first day sales have FLOWN out! If you want to come, grab them ASAP!***

 

Sheer Music Present… Tony Wright (Terrorvision)

I do hope you appreciate reading about how and why we make the decisions we do with the shows we put on, if you don’t skip to the bottom for the vital statistics, if you like to know, read on…

The year is 2000 in the December time, and Zoe is at Salisbury college. The heavens have poured down and the whole of Salisbury plain has been flooded. The bus I am on gets routed through Orcheston and decides to plough right through what is effectively a river. Needless to say the bus conks out. 

Picture me, balls deep with other passengers (which happens to be a future colleague, Roger Chandler of Devizes Post Office!) wading through ice cold water to get to the replacement service the other side of the river. And this was the year 2000, I mean, I had the WIDEST Nu-Metal trousers going. They weighted a ton with all that water soaked in & bike chains hanging off the side…

ANYWAY, I finally make it to Salisbury Arts Centre, meet up with Zoe and get to load in Terrorvision as part of a Salisbury College music course gig. A band I had seen the year before on the main stage at Reading and I had totally fallen for their album “Regular Urban Survivors”. 

This was the first time I had worked with a “famous” band or certainly someone successful and (in my mind) legendary. **Pop Quiz** the support band that night was co.uk, who had the belting single Big Green Bath, doing the rounds at the time. I swapped my “number 4 long sleeve t-shirt”, for their singers Spiderman Beanie, on the proviso that he worse it in the next band interview, so I could see it and make my “claim to fame” ** I can’t specifically remember who I was with that night, but I do remember being one of only 3 people who moshed for the support band. 

ANYWAY, so I got to meet and hang with Terrorvision after all the lumping was done. They were the most stellar guys. Before the show, the band were getting pumped listening to their latest record as pre-show music, to get them in the groove. (I thought this was weird, but literally had nothing to base that assumption on) 

I asked if they were going to play “Oblivion” to which the drummer said “wait and see, kid”. Which was a stupid question really because OF COURSE they were going to play Oblivion, and Perseverance and Tequila etc etc etc. 

So, that was the first proper experience I ever had, and led to a (thus far) life long fascination with live music, musicians, audiences, live shows, pre-shows, PA set ups, you name it, I had all that first experience at that one show – No one knew at the time what it would lead too… so if you want to blame someone, blame Terrorvision!! 

All together now…. WHALES AND DOLPHINS, WHALES AND DOLPHINS YEAH!!! 

**Another Pop Quiz** This show completes my own Britrock Must Be Destroyed Collection, where I’ve had each band from said tour play for us at Sheer! It only took 18 years to be realised! 

So without further ado, here are the details…

Thursday 15th November 2018
@ Level 3, Swindon
£14 adv. £18 otd. 
14+
Doors 8pm.
8.30 – 9.15 – Jim Blair (Hip Route) 
9.30 – 10.30 – TONY WRIGHT solo (Terrorvision)
10.30 – fin – 00s Rock Clubnight. 

Tickets: Available direct from Level 3 and The Victoria without booking fee, or via WeGotTickets here…> http://www.wegottickets.com/event/447059

Tony Wright L3 poster

 

A free gig, festival additions and a new merch item…

LOADS of announcements here… Please shared & tag your friends so everyone sees it!

First up… OUR AXES SHOW IS FREE ENTRY.

In light of the recent Wiltshire Times article about the future of Town Hall Arts (summery – Victim of their own success, require “35k to survive, 60k to thrive” in funding) we decided that the line up of AXES (multi-nationality & gender) some what reflected the diversity that the Town Hall Arts is all about, and thus have made our event FREE ENTRY in an attempt to fill the venue to bursting with like-minded individuals. 

Re-cap on what the show is all about, Axes are signed to Big Scary Monsters, whose roster has a long and beautiful relationship with performing our shows. The band themselves are an art rock band, with crazy time signatures, structures and dynamics all over the place. Real fun, feel good, dancy, indie rock noise, with silly song titles (Wet Wet Wet Wet or Rainbow Bacon or Fleetwood Math etc).

Support comes from Wiltshire’s own art rock band, Hoggs Bison, who is none other than Tom Mallard from Chippenham’s Riverbank studio. The band have put out their own debut album on vinyl, titled “Aeons” and last year performed at math-festival “Arc Tan Gent”. Following in the footsteps of previous Wiltshire outfit, Thought-Forms, it’s fair to say we have a strong history of producing this sort of quality & long may it continue!

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

ALL ROADS LEAD TO fROME! still… That’s right, Somerset council haven’t changed any of the sign posts around, so indeed all roads do still lead to Frome. 

We, very quietly announced last week that, Scout Killers, All Ears Avow, Drew Bryant, She Makes War & Rob Lynch were added to our line up – In case you missed that announcement, and many of you did, here’s the new again. 

I cannot stress how difficult it was to tie up some of these sought-after acts. Rob Lynch is a slippery salmon, but credit to Rob Dahl for chasing him like some sort of 90s pop fan. He didn’t manage to scare Lynch away, like say, Dan Buckingham would have, and instead agreed to come play instead. 

It’s also with great admiration that we include Scout Killers on the bill. The band recently sold out successively larger shows at Village Pump in Trowbridge, followed by The Nest in Bath. We’re predicting big things for the band, who only inked a deal with American band Soil’s Ryan McCombs management agency & are set to make a further leap when their album is recorded in June, and released later this year. It’s great to see some of our talent breaking out, so do keep a lazy eye on this band. 

I’m tickled pink that Laura She Makes War has also agreed to the gig, joining her friends Barry Dolan aka Non-Canon and Ben Marwood on an already excellent bill. 

Rob & I have been very lucky over the past two years that the bills do get better, fingers crossed this year we’ll beat out previous records. The line up speaks for itself. 

CHUCK HAY TO RETURN.

OK, so you kinda get it by now, Chuck SJ Hay is great. They’ve done some amazing gigs for us, and they’re someone we really believe in. But we can’t simply keep giving the same show over and over, at some point something has to give, so we’ve made the decision to add Chuck to the Justin Sullivan show at The Vic in Swindon. Much like the recent Grace Petrie gig, Chuck will play an early set, which won’t affect the other acts or times. 

Chuck really is someone coming into their own. Confidence seems to grow in the performance and there is a real message there. So far the gigs have managed to turn new people on to their music and things are definitely coming together for this Brighton based artist! A couple of high-profile supports and we could see Chuck develop into a real regular on this circuit. I predict that they’ll be opening Gaz’s Xmas shindig in Bristol in 2019. I’m calling it now. 

OH and one last thing… 

After recently seeing some wicked enamel pin badges, I’ve decided to produce some Sheer ones. Very simply, they say “Sheer Music est 2004” round the outside, and #GigFamily on the inside & will look amazing! Rob Escott (who does most of our posters) is mocking us up a design (when he get 5 minutes for my slave driving…) 

I did hope they would be ready in time for the Axes show, but alas the turn around is 4 weeks, so I’m way out. However, they will be beautiful and a perfect summery of what we’re about – a big family of gig lovers and friends. Defying age, gender, religious or sexual barriers, live music and our shows are joyous spaces where we come together to have fun together & I can’t think of anything more beautiful than that. So this is a pin badge to celebrate that! 

You invented the #HashTag, I just ran with it! 

So there you have it – big update……. 

SEE YOU ALL AT THE AXES SHOW & don’t forget to pick up tickets for All Roads Lead To Frome (please!) 

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New Model Army’s Justin Sullivan set to play Swindon

For their first performance in Wiltshire in 5 years, Sheer Music & The Colour of Vinyl are proud to announce the return of NEW MODEL ARMY.

Justin Sullivan, singer, frontman, song writer, protagonist and only consistent member of New Model Army since their inception in 1980, will play an incredibly rare & completely one off, intimate solo show at Swindon’s Victoria on Thursday 16th August as a warm up to his bands performance at Beautiful Days Festival the following evening.

Justin will draw from his back catalogue, perhaps including some of his solo work as well as drawing from his canon including many other side projects along his 37-odd year career, as well as all the classic NMA material.

It’s safe to say this is a spectacularly special show, following in Sheer Music’s strong recent form having already racked up shows for Frank Turner and Ginger Wildheart in Swindon this year.

As such, this show is likely to sell out well in advance! Support for the gig comes in the shape of long standing Sheer & Swindon regular Jake Martin, who gets a killer show, his gigs and performances deserve, and we have no doubt you’ll love him if you’re not already familiar.

We had been asking for this show for 5 years, since New Model Army performed for us at Devizes Festival, and finally it made sense & Justin relented to our asking and approached us as it’s on route to Beautiful Days. We’re delighted to bring him to Swindon, and continue to put some great shows in a great town. 

Tickets are priced just £15 from WeGotTickets, or direct from venue. In the event there are any left, they will be more expensive on the door.

Thursday 16th August 2018
@ The Victoria, Swindon
Doors 8pm.
Sheer Music & The Colour of Vinyl present…

8.45 – 9.15 – Jake Martin
9.30 – 11pm – Justin Sullivan
18+

 

**** PHOTO CREDIT – Ken Harrison Photograhy ****

Grace Petrie plays legendary local folk club

Well lap my poons, I thought I had formally told you all about Grace Petrie coming to town but I was talking a load of rubbish. 

SO RE-CAP, Grace Petrie spent 2017 mostly touring with Billy Bragg playing weeeally big venues, before heading off on a Autumn / Winter jaunt with comedian Josie Long called “A Very Lefty Xmas” and releasing her latest album “Heart First Aid Kit” 

Reigning from Leicester, I cannot help but make the link that after the cities football club won the Premier league, she continued the cities success and took it on the road. 

Very political Grace is perhaps further left or more vocal than Chris T-T. Musically she pitches somewhere around the inevitable comparison to tour mate Billy Bragg, but with the early Billy fire in her belly. I’d say, if you didn’t know her, but were a fan of Chuck SJ Hay who regularly plays for us, then you’d be in safe company with Grace. If you’re into your political folk, then Robb Johnson is your other obvious comparison. Oh & she’s a staunch Labour support, advocate & activist, so, want to hear a voice of a movement, then look no further. 

Now, since booking this show & sticking it on sale, Sheer & #GigFam favourite Gaz Brookfield has also added her to his usual Xmas Bristol gig party, this year being held at SWX. So, as per, we are slap bang in the centre of our scene. 

Grace is also a natural fit for the venues regular identity. Trowbridge Village Pump Folk club regularly hosts Grace’s peers and contemporaries. It’s unusual for us to veer so close to what they do, as I don’t like to step on their toes, but I felt confident that Grace was closely linked enough to our scene as it to not be an issue & they’ve come out in full support of our gig, so I’d like to expend my thanks to them. 

She even once did a Channel 4, Random Acts video, I’ll leave that with you here…

Now, with a run down of our headliner, let’s quickly look at the support – Jim Lockey

Jim is the same Jim from Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun. Jim & Sheer go waaaaaayyyy back to like 2004 or 5 or something. Jim has played countless shows for us, his album “Songs About Death” is a solid gold scene classic and he’s the most performed artist at 2000 Trees Festival. His shows at the forest sessions are legendary. 

For an idea of what he sounds like, here’s his cover of Bright Eyes “Landlocked Blues” still a firm favourite of mine.

I haven’t yet cleared it…. but opening the show will be non other than another Gaz linked act, and someone I’m very fond of, Chuck SJ Hay. I believe they now go by the stage name SJ Hay. Go follow & them on Instagram, and like, root about – That’s part of the fun isn’t it, discovering acts & stuff??

Friday 25th May 2018
@ The Village Pump, Trowbridge 
Doors 8pm. 
8.30 – 9 – Chuck SJ Hay
9.15 – 9.45 – Jim Lockey
10 – 11.15 – Grace Petrie
16+
Tickets £8 adv from WeGotTickets, or £10 otd. 

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Gaz Brookfield makes his Trowbridge debut…

That doesn’t seem right, does it? Gaz Brookfield the self proclaimed “land pirate” who has toured (probably) every town in our fair isle, and was based in Wiltshire for a decade or so, has yet to make an appearance in our county town?!?!

Yet my fellow compadres this is the case. Gaz has never performed in Trowbridge. Never at the Village Pump, or Stallards or even the White Hart. So now on his 5th studio album, his never-ending tour finally rolls into Trowbridge at the Town Hall Arts. Bypassing the usual pup gig entry level show you have to do when visiting a new town, Gaz jumps straight to the top of the pile, in what is arguably our nicest small venue. 

Previously in this room we’ve hosted Chris T-T, Mark Morriss, Professor Elemental and coming up we have Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Axes and Levellers front man, Mark Chadwick – who has previously personally invited Gaz to tour with him, so we’re very much becoming a member of that scene and establishing Town Hall Arts as a venue of choice for these sorts of artists and shows. 

As you would expect, tickets have been strong for this gig, despite it being on the unlucky day of Friday the 13th. 

You can still pick up cheap advance tickets over at WeGotTickets – We’ve seen the pre-sales and I am delighted that I know so few of them – This is going to be a totally new crowd to Sheer, to our shows and what we do, in an amazing venue and space, with amazing support in the shape of Chuck SJ Hay.

Chuck has played for us only a handful of times, but they’re an absolute talent. We haven’t seen anyone play acoustic guitar  quite so aggressively since Oxygen Thief. They’ll play a lot of angry protest songs, about gender, equality and society at large. 

to recap:

Friday 13th April 2018
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
Doors 8pm.
8.45 – 9.15 – Chuck SJ Hay
9.30 – 10.30 – GAZ BROOKFIELD
14+

Tickets £8 adv. £10 otd. 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC – This is just the beginning Trowbridge, please get involved now.

Sheer Music Present… MARK CHADWICK (The Levellers) solo.

Sheesh, us right? Not content with Frank Turner or Ginger Wildheart, we’re now gunning for Mark Chadwick. 

It’s fair to say we’re in the best form we’ve been in, over the past 14 years. It’s been an amazing year, and will only improve by the end of 2018. 

So how did this come about? My friend Rob Talbot told me he was putting him on only last Friday, in Glastonbury in October. Not only a few days later did I receive an email looking for regional shows on route. I asked Rob if it would be OK, and he very graciously said it would be. Trowbridge is far enough away from Glastonbury as to not affect his show, and we’re very strict on there being only 100 tickets (Rob’s has 300) 

So, I have a very intimate show with the Levellers frontman, playing all the classic songs, in a very limited space. This is a hot ticket, please grab them why you can!

Official Bio: 

One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick, has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 25 years. Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites and have cemented their cherished status with headline performances  at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Cambridge Folk Festival, Bestival and Boomtown and many European and UK events and in 2003 they successfully created their own annual Beautiful Days Festival which takes place in August at Escot Park in Devon.
During this time Mark has released two solo albums ‘All the Pieces’ and ‘Moment’ and his upfront and personal solo performance will see him play a mixture of material from these albums and Levellers classics. Be warned, Mark will have you up dancing!

Support comes from Phil Cooper. Phil is on his 2nd album tour cycle, (being launched in Trowbridge on April 6th & 7th!) and recently shared a post on Facebook about his top 10 albums. One was Mansun, which Phil & I had been swooning over frontman Paul Draper’s solo shows in the past year, so seeing Phil share a Levellers album, I couldn’t type a message quick enough offering him the support. What’s not to like, offering a mate a show he’d love?? 

Oh, and Phil is local and great – His 2nd album is a career high, and he should be rightly proud. 

TICKETS will be priced at a paltry £15 in advance, which we expect to sell out quite quickly. However, in the event there are some available on the door they will be more expensive, let’s say £20. 

Friday 19th October 2018
@ Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge.
£15 adv / £20 otd.
Doors 8pm.
8.45 – 9.15 – Phil Cooper
9.30 – 10.30 – MARK CHADWICK (solo) 
16+. 

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/434715 

AXES hit the road, and visit Trowbridge

That’s right, this Big Scary Monsters signed, art-rock, noise & rhythm London based 4 piece, featuring an Iranian and a Viking, announce a brief whistle stop tour of the UK, AND stream new material via, Feckingbahamas.com.

Once again I am over the frickin’ moon that we’ve managed to get a band of this calibre to Wiltshire. It feels even better to say County Town of Wiltshire AND the number #1 Most Up-and-Coming-place-to-live. Obviously because of all the cool shows. Natch. 

AXES are the embodiment of fun. Furiously fast guitar work, bouncy fun rhythms and just a glorious cacophony of noise. Their last album, “Glory” says it all. On the cover they’ll all riding horseback. Horseback. I’ve run out of superlatives. They’re great if you like loud fun music. 

https://weareaxes.bandcamp.com  /  http://www.weareaxes.com

Support for the show will be Bristol / Chippenham / area poly-rhythm band, HOGGS BISON

You’ll remember them for their support slot to Alpha Male Tea Party at the Village Pump last August as a warm up to ArcTanGent, apt then this show is a warm up tp math festival Portals then. 

Their debut album “Aeons” was marvellous and I’m proud as hell that we have musicians like this, following in the steps of Thought-Forms to showcase Wiltshire as a hotbed of experimental music. 

Tickets for the show are available through TicketSource, WeGottickets or direct from Town Hall Arts

Doors 8pm.
Friday 15th June 2018
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
8.45 – 9.15 – Hoggs Bison
9.30 – 10.30 – AXES.

16+. 

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Tellison announce tour & Trowbridge date

 

Greeting pop pickers, today I have pleasure of sharing with you the Tellison mini-tour, poster and live audio of the last time we worked with them.

For those who don’t know, Tellison are a BSM / Alcopop!, 4 piece band from London. Ploughing an indie-rock furrow, with choruses designed at gang chanting, that has received such plaudits as “a wonderful sense of hope, regret and youthful abandon” – KERRANG!, “This band deserve your love” – Rock Sound and “Tellison deserve to rule the world.” – The Fly. 

We’ve loved Tellison for some time now, having caught them on Kevin Devine’s full band tour a few years ago. In fact for the Alcopop! 10 Year Anniversary show, Gareth Nichols and I mixed & recorded their entire set, you can hear a track on the Sheer Soundcloud.

Tellison open this brief tour in Trowbridge at the Village Pump. Possibly our most ambitious show in such a small venue. (Well, we did do Alpha Male Tea Party there, so perhaps not!). The tour also includes a show at Manchester’s Punk Festival, that’s also set to include Tom Aylott, so we felt it appropriate to invite Tom to open the show. 

It’s also our first Trowbridge co-pro with our brother-from-another-mother, Hit Or Miss Pomotions aka Mr Rob Dahl aka Mr Cheese & Grain aka The Daddio, friend of all the popstars!

Tickets are available through our usual provider, WeGotTickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/429484

Sheer Music & Hit Or Miss Present…
Thursday 19th April 2018
@ Village Pump, Trowbridge
Doors 8pm.
8.30 – 9 – Tom Aylott
9.15 – 9.45 – Stay Voiceless
10 – 11pm – Tellison.

14+ // £7 adv 

Tellison Poster - All dates

Sheer Music Presents… Dave McPherson

Waaayyyy Haaayyyy it’s that time of year again!

We like to have Dave McPherson at least once a year, and shortly after our Turner show in January, we open our Trowbridge account for the year by having the InMe front man headline the coolest little slice of venue in town. 

Last time Dave played for us was in this very venue, supported by the wonderful Oxygen Thief. We have plans for Barry to return in March, so there will not be a repeat of a line up. Instead we’re welcoming Ravetank over from Bath for the first time and Heartwork over from Wales. Heartwork seems to be going from strength to strength, so fingers crossed 2018 will be an even bigger year for him. 

What a banger of a line up that is, if I do say so myself. 

We’d really love you to come hang out with us at this show to further strengthen the affinity between Dave and Sheer, as we really want to book InMe this year too, so like…. come show him some love!! 

Luckily Dave has never played either a quiet show or a bad show for us, hence the friendship we share, but putting it out there that we want to push on and bring in the big one, can’t be a bad thing. 

So, what do you need to know?

Friday 9th February 2018
@ The Village Pump, Trowbridge (aka The Lamb)
Doors 8pm. 
8.45 – 9.15 – Ravetank 
9.30 – 10 – Heartwork
10.5 – fin. – DAVE McPHERSON. 

Tickets £5 adv. or £7 otd.
WeGotTickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/423768 

Normal rules apply, we like our shows to be inclusive and open to the next generation of live music fans, as such, if you’re 14+ you’re welcome to attend – just don’t go trying to lig! Oh and The Lamb in Trowbridge aka the Village Pump has excellent Wheelchair entry, so, roll up without fear.

Sad Song Co. returns to Wiltshire.

No sooner has the dust settled after Frank Turner announced his Level III show in Swindon, another member of the band is announcing their Wiltshire return. Cue Nigel Powell aka Sad Song Co and quite possibly the nicest drummer we’ve ever met (we’re still holding out on meeting Dave Grohl one day…) rocking up at The Lamb in Devizes on February 16th.

Nigel is the former drummer in 90’s rock band, the Unbelievable Truth, 00’s Noiseniks Dive Dive and most recently seen at the stool in the Sleeping Souls (who need little introduction here.) (Note: those with really long memories will remember Nigel dragging his drum kit into the crowd when Dive Dive tore Devizes apart on their debut album tour…)

You may also remember that Nigel played as Sad Song Co in Chippenham last year at Old Road Tavern, which was a lovely show and came with some excellent supports (Non Canon & Mike Barham). The attendance was excellent and the show just fantastic.

This 4th solo album “Worth” was recorded by Graeme Stewart (Radiohead) and mixed by Chris Kasych (Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young etc) which is due for release the same week as this gig & tour, so  you can guarantee that for a brief period, all eyes will be on Nigel from our scene! And if like me you’re pining for Chris T-T *still* rest easy, as Chris provided lyrics for the album. I won’t ruin which track, just see if you can figure it out.

OK, so tickets for the show are available from WeGotTickets priced £6.50 adv. £7.50 otd, and this venue is 14+.

Doors 8pm.
8.45 – 9 –
9.15 – 9.45 –
10 – 10.45 – Sad Song Co.