The Marrs Bar, Worcester

About The Marrs Bar

One of Worcesters premier music venues. Live music at least four nights a week, usually more. Various promoters and club nights.
Musicians have designed the venue so bands really enjoy themselves when they play and as a result give a better performance. Formerly a dance studio since 1958 , the original sprung dance floors are still in place adding a woody texture to the sound quality of the room.


Disability Access: Ramp Access
Under Eighteen: Junior membership required – call venue
Web: www.marrsbar.co.uk

Address & Directions

The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
Worcester
WR1 1TA
Telephone: 01905 613336








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Upcoming Events

Friday 12 February 2016

Sœur
Vault of Eagles
The Correct Arc
The Cape of Good Hope

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 00:00
Cost: 5

Saturday 13 February 2016

The Lol Goodman Band

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £5 in advance £7 on the door

Cost: £5 in advance £7 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339265

The Lol Goodman Band are excited about bringing their brand of original blues/rock inspired material to Worcestershire’s Premier Music Venue, The Marrs Bar on Saturday 13th February 2016. They will be playing tracks from their two critically acclaimed albums “Old Dogs ‘n’ Licks” and “Tautology” along with some new material and a few classic covers done the LGB way. So, if you like your blues with a rocky edge get down to the Marrs Bar.
www.lolgoodmanband.com
LolGoodmanwebThe Lol Goodman Band have, since their formation almost four years ago, carved out a niche as one of the North of England’s best live bands. Based in North Manchester and playing mainly blues/rock inspired original music, the band are out to prove that the blues genre is not only alive and well but evolving with some fine, well crafted material from Lol Goodman.
Their first gigging experiences as a 3 piece was the North of England pub circuit, not ideal for a band featuring mainly original material, but they persevered and gradually built up a following and a core of pub venues where the audience appreciated their material.
Early in 2013, 12 original tracks were committed to disc and the result was 12 track CD “Old Dog ‘n’ Licks” which, for a first foray into the studio, got great reviews in national & international blues magazines etc. It also introduced the band to the listening public via local and web based blues radio shows and a live studio session at Trent Sound Radio.
Almost a year later, with 12 new songs added to their live set, a second album was needed, so back to the studio where, with the help of old friends Rod Mayall (John Mayall’s younger brother) on keyboards, David Turnbull, tenor sax and local session musician Phil Barrett, keyboards, another CD was produced and a name chosen – “TAUTOLOGY” and Paul Stiles, editor of Blues in Britain, published an article & review in the April issue to coincide with release of the album.
On Sunday 8th June 2014 the band were interviewed by Nick Dow for his long running blues show on BBC Radio Lancashire. In the lead up to the Stafford Blues Festival, Den Siegertsz invited the guys down for in interview & play two acoustic songs on Saturday 29th August 2015.
2015 is set to continue in the same vein with dates booked at and appearances at as well as gigs at major blues venues further afield

https://youtu.be/cqEonPq6yWo

Friday 19 February 2016

Mused

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £8 in advance £10 on the door

Cost: £8 in advance £10 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/336169

Mused are a Midlands based tribute act who excel at providing an authentic Muse concert experience. Muse now rarely perform at anything smaller than arena capacity, and Mused offer the opportunity to get up close to the action.
musedwebWe accurately recreate all of the favourite Muse tracks, and like Muse, rather than playing them exactly like the studio recordings, we perform all the extra bits including the “jam” parts in-between songs just as Muse do when performing live, thus creating a true Muse live experience! From the moment the show opens to the encore you will believe you are listening to, and watching Muse themselves!
The band’s set list compiles songs from across all Muse’s studio albums, from Showbiz to Drones.
You can rest assured your Muse experience is safe in our hands!
More information, tracks & video’s can be found at http://www.muse-tribute.co.uk/

https://youtu.be/NhWxN87fR-4

Saturday 20 February 2016

Subhuman Race

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £6 in advance £8 on the door

Cost: £6 in advance £8 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342346

Skid Row Tribute

Hailing from Manchester and Warrington in the North West of England, Subhuman Race originally began life in 2010, after starting a hard rock covers band and finding that 50% of the set were songs by Skid Row. After searching the tribute scene and at the time finding no other Skid Row tribute bands in Europe, they saw the potential to form a band and bring back the ‘Sebastian Bach’ era Skid Row sound and energy; from the ballsy sleaze of the debut Skid Row album, to the more hard hitting and accomplished sound of Slave to the Grind and alternative rawness of Subhuman Race.

Subhuman Race pride themselves on having grown up with Skid Row among countless other hard rock bands in the late 80s and 90s, and bring with them the attitude and musicality that truly set Skid Row apart from their contemporaries. Their attention to detail and passion for the music of Skid Row comes to the fore when they play live; a fun, aggressive, professional show that is tight and well honed, full of dynamic and infectious energy.

It is unlikely that Sebastian Bach and Skid Row will grace the stage together again, but with Jez’s uncanny vocal, Pete and G’s guitar playing perfectly mimicking Scotti and Snake’s blues / metal sound, and the tight ballsy rhythm section of Chris and Nuno, you will be transported right back to the early 90s height of Skid Row’s career.

www.subhumanrace.com

https://youtu.be/tDF16b_jWYI

Sunday 21 February 2016

Paul Liddell

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:00
Cost: £5 in advance £7 on the door

Cost: £5 in advance £7 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342573

“Paul’s modern take on the ‘one man band’ uses live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket”

Paulliddell_8webPaul Liddell is a working musician/singer/songwriter/recording artist based in Sunderland in the North East of England. You can see the video for his single ‘The Ends Of The Earth’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFFl0H4I4ME

Paul is an experienced live performer with an unstoppable work ethic, clocking up on average 20 gigs a month both solo and with his band ‘Delphians’. Live, his unique voice and unpretentious delivery combine with the use of live sampling, guitar percussion and layered vocal harmonies to provide a great platform for his wonderful songs to shine.

As well as gigging extensively in the UK, Paul has also toured recently in America, Italy, and Germany. Paul’s last tour in Germany was so successful that he was immediately rebooked for a 12 date tour of small venues in April 2015.

Other live highlights include performing on the main stage at the Beverley Folk Festival, and a memorable show at the Piperine Free Festival in Milan. Other artists Paul has shared billing with include Billy Bragg, Turin Brakes, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Karine Polwart, Calvin Harris, Jon Gomm and Florence And The Machine.

2014 was a busy year, with the release of 3 singles and accompanying music videos, and 195 gigs in three countries. The first of the videos ‘The Ends Of The Earth’ was shot by acclaimed local photographer/director Ian West, and has already been viewed 14,000 times on youtube.

Other notable achievements include making it through to the final 10 of Q Magazine’s Glastonbury competition, being named as the hardest working, most gigging songwriter of 2009 by the PRS, and selling over 3500 albums and EPs solely at live performances.

Paul is currently unsigned and unrepresented, building a cottage industry into something more in a purely independent, DIY fashion.

PRESS:

Paul is a smooth and capable guitarist, and his low-key vocals tackle social injustice and media corruption with wry compassion. The vivid splashes of grungy electric riffage that punctuate this album add welcome force to this sharply etched portrait of life in modern Britain – GUITARIST MAGAZINE

An artist in the bloom of their creativity – FOLKING.COM

Lyrically, the songs come armed with a social and political conscience (bankers, the media, Catholicism, instant gratification culture,) as well as exploring self-doubt and the human condition….. capable of sharp observations and on the lovely Footprints with its ‘walking in circles footprint wheels’ line, unbridled romanticism. – NETRHYTHMS

paulliddell.com

https://youtu.be/wlVMuV_axQc

https://soundcloud.com/paul-31-9/stare-at-the-walls

Friday 26 February 2016

Atomic Blondie

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £10 in advance £12 on the door

Cost: £10 in advance £12 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339693

Celebrating over 30 years of Blondie and their induction into the rock n roll hall of fame in 2006, do not miss this explosive tribute!

No other female fronted band has ever beaten Blondie with their string of hits and run of success. Blondie had six UK number one singles, two UK number one albums and six top ten albums, and Heart Of Glass alone sold over a million copies! Few acts can match their 20 year span of number one hits.

Blondie emerged as the great pop icons of the late ’70s new wave punk scene by defying easy categorisation. They scored their first major hits with reggae, rock/disco and hip-hop songs. They wrote great rock hooks and brilliant ironic lyrics. They had the hippest clothes and the coolest hair, blonde bombshell Debbie went from the pages of Punk magazine to being on the cover of just about every mainstream publication on the news-stands! 2008 was the 30th Anniversary of the fantastic album Parallel Lines and saw Blondie performing a world tour including major UK sold out dates. Again, 2010 saw them coming back to the UK again on tour.

Cardiff based Atomic Blondie, now also hotly tipped as one of the UK’s leading Blondie tribute bands, have performed all over the UK and Europe and has also had the pleasure of featuring on tour with the legendary Slade and Roy Wood on a regular basis, plus performances with Showaddywaddy, Dr & The Medics and Bad Manners! Our Debz has also had the pleasure of performing for top musician and member of Yes Rick Wakeman plus an event for the cast of BBC 1’s Eastenders (to name a few!).

The Band consists of dedicated professional musicians all with years of experience. May 2010 saw them play Europe’s biggest tribute festival where they were the only female fronted tribute to play the main stage over the three day event – this followed with them appearing in The Sun newspaper on the coverage of the event. From November 2010 to present Atomic Blondie’s photo is also being used in major tabloid newspapers for advertising of a major hotel chain (including The Daily Mail and Express).

The show features all the classic hits plus trademark Debbie Harry costumes, including the famous ‘Bin Liner Outfit’ and ‘Vulture Tee’ as seen in the video for Atomic. The band have studied Blondie in great detail to recreate the next best thing and make their tribute as authentic as possible. Including the hits Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, Maria, Tide is High, Rapture, Hanging on the Telephone, Denis, Dreaming, Rip Her to Shreds, One Way or Another and many more, including recent versions from Blondie’s ‘Live By Request’ TV Show in the USA. Atomic Blondie are a combination of great experienced top-class professional musicians and a stunning experienced professional vocalist.

“Electric!” – Sir Owen Gee, Kiss FM

“I recently visited your web site and must tell you that I am very impressed with the performances from you and the guys. Your vocals, Deb-style presentation, the music, the arrangements… everything, are most impressive and spot-on.” – The Blondie Review (USA)

You do not want to leave them hanging on the telephone! Call me!

https://youtu.be/6eeH9_BWmI4

https://youtu.be/PwNT1zY-jSU

Saturday 27 February 2016

Screaming Dead
Spoils of War
Self Abuse

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £5 in advance £7 on the door

Cost: £5 in advance £7 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339457

SCREAMINGDEADweb80’s punk rock legends return ! uk tour ! hit singles the huge ‘ Paint it Black., Valley of the Dead, 20th Century Vampire, Night Creatures,etc Even a club in LOS ANGELES named after their hit Night Creatures.
Usa tour soon. and singles and ep to come .
this is the original line up from 1979…catch the tour before it sells out. and watch for links to the singles soon

https://youtu.be/-poZgEnoMbY

Sunday 28 February 2016

No Second Chance
Pay No Respect
Tempers Fray
Murder Circuit

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 12:00 to 23:00
Cost: £10 ADV/ £12 OTD

FIGHTFEST 2.0 Worcester Hardcore All-Dayer featuring NO SECOND CHANCE, PAY NO RESPECT, MURDER CIRCUIT, SANITY CHECK, GASSED UP, FLATLINE, CALLOUT, PETULANCE, HUNG DRAWN QUARTERED, SEASONS and more to be announced!

Monday 29 February 2016

Creeper
Grader
Dearist

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 19:30 to 23:00
Cost: £6 adv

Friday 4 March 2016

Babal
Metropolis

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £4 in advance £5 on the door

Cost: £4 in advance £5 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339687

BABAL reveal a dystopian, sideways view of life; their psych/art-rock approach calling up comparisons with Talking Heads and Patti Smith. The band have gathered great responses around the UK and Europe and have also played live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema presentations.
Karen Langleys’ sharp lyrics and powerfully fluid vocals soar over groove-driven soundscapes and songs, meshed with blistering guitars. Alice the Worker, (mime), observes and behaves badly.
Signed to Seattle’s Dgenerate Records, BABAL’s latest EP, “Hanging In The Balance” rocks against the status quo. Darker and more fierce than ever, the new material marks a creative turning point for the band.
Fabulous, charming, sardonic, soulful; and working class. Exceptional.
The new album from British art rock band BABAL ( formerly known as Babble) will be released by dGenerate Records (Seattle) and is scheduled for release in the Spring 2016. The first 4 track EP titled “Hanging In The Balance” was released on 3 March 2015 – tracks are “Lockstep”, “Speed”, “Selling Spontaneity” and “Money Never Stops”. The album is more than just another release for the band and producer Michael Jones, who also owns the record label. On it, BABAL, led by Rob Williams and Karen Langley, takes its first foray into darker musical territory, a journey marshalled by Jones, tension notwithstanding.”
Previous Albums are “Shape of the Flux” (2012) and “Bread and Circuses” (2013) as Babble.
Charming, alarming and serving up improvisational chunks of beauty between slices of rich vocals, the ever evolving BABAL mix groove-based rock with strange, enigmatic lyrics and blistering rhythms, topped by stunning guitars.
Now signed to Kounterkulture MGMT and Media (previously based in Los Angeles but recently relocated to Seattle) and US label dGenerate Records, BABAL merge subversive musical layers; a collaboration of structure and incandescence.
Driven by soaring vocal dynamics, and twisting into vibrant guitar soundscapes, BABAL’s music is underpinned by a stronghold of bass and drums. BABAL morph from dark to light, shadow to shiny, leaving a trail of sparkling crescendos, bold rhythms and provoking lyrics. The band move easily between improvised, poetic fusion mixes to theatrical, political, hard-hitting pieces that express the satirical, eccentric core of the BABALONEONS themselves – each one a virtuoso; united they create an intricate web of passionate, vibrant music.
psych projections/lighting provided by Zenjen lighting

https://youtu.be/BBRqNILbKKA

https://youtu.be/rCVCtALLbJc

METЯOPOLIS, are an alternative rock band with an original look, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. They are currently making a huge impact at rock venues and festivals across the UK with their dynamic and original sound. This tight 5 piece band of seasoned musicians write original retro-futurist music with a dystopian slant, that really captures the imagination, whilst also managing to knock out slick guitar, pounding drums and catchy synth licks.

METЯOPOLIS have a worldwide steampunk following, and are considered one of the top UK steampunk bands. As a consequence they regularly play alongside top steampunk acts like Professor Elemental, Ghostfire, BB Blackdog, The Dark Design, Mr B Gentleman Rhymer, Montague Jacques Fromage and Gladstone.

METЯOPOLIS also have a growing space rock following which has allowed them to play alongside The Enid, Babal, Spaceseed, Pre-Med, Psychedelic Warlords, Capt. Roswell, Glowpeople, Dr Hasbeen, Omnia Opera and Krankschaft.

METЯOPOLIS live shows are highly impressive affairs showing real stage craft and professionalism. They continue to recruit fans daily spanning 4 continents and regularly occupy the number one slot in the Reverbnation rock charts. Recent shows of note include support for Bruce Foxton’s “From the Jam” and support for The Hawklords on their Infinite Loop tour. Consequently their draw has increased significantly in the last year.

METЯOPOLIS also play festivals with noteworthy appearances at Lode-Star, Glastonbudget, Cosmic Puffin, Hastrek, Homegrown, Phoenix and the Rock and Blues festival. In 2014 they headlined the sunrise stage at The Sonic Rock Solstice opposite Lene Lovich.

With plaudits coming in from far and wide, the release of their scintillating debut studio album “Out of Mind, and their current “Out of Sight” tour in full swing could METЯOPOLIS be destined for major success?

https://youtu.be/zZiRN8GruNw

BABAL
Metropolis

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 08:00 to 11:30
Cost: £4

An evening of hellishness - augmented by Zenjen promotions

Saturday 5 March 2016

Vinny Peculiar

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £6.50 in advance £8 on the door

Cost: £6.50 in advance £8 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342575

Vinny Peculiar [aka Alan Wilkes] has been variously described as – ‘An under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT Magazine 2014] – a warm hearted Morrissey [Q Magazine 2014] and the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough [Irish Times 2014]. New concept album Silver Meadows – [Fables from the Institution] is due April 2016.

vinny-peculiarVinny has collaborated with Bill Drummond, shot videos with Tom Robinson and his various bands have included ex members of The Smiths, The Fall, Aztec Camera & OASIS. A former compere on the Glastonbury Festival Acoustic Stage he has toured extensively opening for British Sea Power, Edwyn Collins and Nils Lofgren to name a few. He’s the main songwriter in Parlour Flames, a musical collaboration with ex OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead; their acclaimed debut album released in 2013 via Cherry Red.

Whether performing with his a band, solo or duo Vinny Peculiar live shows draw comparisons to a plaintive gentler Eels or to the pastoral storytelling elements of The Kinks. Current shows focus on songs from SILVER MEADOWS, the new concept album set the world of long stay psychiatric Institutions. Its darkly tragic comic reflections and astute social history have already seen it dubbed a British ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’ set to music. A stage play is currently in development.

Blending nostalgia and sentiment (English Village, Catalogue Trousers, I Only Stole What I Needed, The Doo Kum Inn) with resignation (Girl at the Bar) and wit (The King of Pop, Antony Gormley), Down the Bright Stream succeeds so well because the veracity of the largely autobiographical lyrics makes it intact and invulnerable.

Part Pulp, part Kinks, and very much part Peculiar, this is observational, punk-tinged songwriting at its best. IRISH TIMES ****

‘A well-measured introduction to an under sung national treasure’ UNCUT MAGAZINE 8/10

‘The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and poet Roger McGough and some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Wreckless Eric’ THE TIMES

This fifteen-track album from the Salford based singer songwriter is frankly, unmissable. A real joy. AMERICANA- UK

Crashing poppily through Vinnys world of nostalgia and insight every song stuffed to the gills with melody and eccentricity, clever, funny and wonderfully weird’ R2 MAGAZINE

‘If Tony Hancock had made pop records they’d have sounded like this’ MOJO

“Wildly witty with abject sadness and pathos in swathes, like a warm hearted Morrissey no less’ INDEPENDENT

For more press, reviews, videos, blogs, gig details go to

www.vinnypeculiar.com

https://youtu.be/AmUV23uPOk8

https://youtu.be/xKu7S40gbjE

http://soundcloud.com/vinnypeculiar/sets/down-the-bright-stream

Saturday 19 March 2016

The Vibrators

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £7 in advance £9 on the door

Cost: £7 in advance £9 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342481

Current line up is: Darrel Bath (guitar/vocals), Pete (bass) and Eddie (drums).

vibrators_2013webWith a career lasting thirty-three years, vocalist/guitarist IAN “KNOX” CARNOCHAN, bassist PAT COLLIER, guitarist JOHN ELLIS and drummer EDDIE originally formed the VIBRATORS in February 1976, and their first gig was supporting THE STRANGLERS at Hornsey Art College in North London. They supported THE SEX PISTOLS at the 100 CLUB and were one of the bands playing at the now legendary 100 CLUB PUNK ROCK FESTIVAL, where as well as doing their own set they supported guitar hero CHRIS SPEDDING. CHRIS recommended the band to his then record company, RAK. The band’s debut single “WE VIBRATE” came out in November (one of the first punk singles) and was followed two weeks later by CHRIS SPEDDING’S “POGO DANCING” single with the VIBRATORS as the band on that.

Early in 1977 the band supported IGGY POP (with DAVID BOWIE on keyboards) on a UK tour, then moved to EPIC RECORDS and released the classic “BABY BABY” single, followed by their first album “PURE MANIA” which spent five weeks in the UK Top 75, peaking at number 49. A second single from the album – but a live version – “LONDON GIRLS”, came out in the summer of 1977 and was promoted by a tour supporting ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE mainman IAN HUNTER. Bassist PAT COLLIER left soon after and was replaced by GARY TIBBS. The band released the single “AUTOMATIC LOVER” (March 1978), which not only reached 35 in the charts but also got the band on TOP OF THE POPS. A second LP, “V2″ was released in April and reached number 33 in the British Charts, and is still regarded today as one of New Waves finest moments. JOHN ELLIS left soon after to follow a solo career and to work with PETER GABRIEL, and was replaced by DAVE BIRCH, whilst a fifth member was added with keyboard/saxophonist DON SNOW. However this line up of the band only recorded the “JUDY SAYS (KNOCK YOU IN THE HEAD)” single (a UK No 70 single in the summer of 1978). There then followed a new line up of the band: KNOX – guitar/vocals, EDDIE – drums, with new members BEN BRIERLY – bass, and GREG VAN COOK – guitar. This again proved to be short lived and KNOX left to have a go at being a solo artist towards the end of 1978.

In 2005 the band released the LIVE ENERGIZE CBGB’S 2004 DVD and early the following year released a ’77 punk covers album PUNK: THE EARLY YEARS. Early in 2008 Knox had an accident and was not able to return to the band for 14 months, so an earlier Vibrators’ guitarist NIGEL BENNETT (EX-MEMBERS/VIBRATORS) was brought in and the band continued with most songs being sung by Pete the bass player. Early in 2009 they released GARAGE PUNK, a compilation of mainly ’60s garage tracks. Knox rejoined the band in August, and they released UNDER THE RADAR, a studio album containing 14 new songs at the end of November 2009. In March 2010 they returned to being a three-piece: Knox (guitar/vocals), Pete (bass) and Eddie (drums).

In their long career the VIBRATORS have toured with the likes of IGGY POP (with DAVID BOWIE on keyboards), IAN HUNTER, THE FLAMING GROOVIES, DIE TOTEN HOSEN, and have had their songs covered by THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS, GBH, REM, DIE TOTEN HOSEN, to name but a few. Now in 2011 the band celebrate THIRTY-FIVE YEARS of making records and touring heavily, in 2010 the band did more than 130 gigs. Get ready for many more years of PURE MANIA!

https://youtu.be/saRtz34PQYk

Friday 25 March 2016

Matt Woosey

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £8 in advance £10 on the door

Cost: £8 in advance £10 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342542

Matt Woosey’s refreshing song writing and playing style has acoustic, roots-based music at it’s heart but is not limited to a particular genre. His self-penned songs are conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has gained him praise from sources such as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and a variety of respected publications in the UK and around the globe.

With his consistent touring of the UK and Europe as well as South African and Australian tours under his belt, Matt has expanded his fan base considerably in the last couple of years and has managed to make a big impact on a variety of different music scenes. He has been recognised in 2015 with awards for his acoustic guitar playing and songwriting skills and he continues to evolve his musical style through his relentless touring schedule in clubs, arts centres and festivals.

Matt is touring his new album in March/April 2016 around the UK. It has been recorded with contributions from Clive Deamer on drums (Radiohead, Portishead) Danny Thompson on bass (John Martyn, Pentangle) and piano from the musical director of the Royal Shakespeare company. It is much anticipated by his fans around Europe and is scheduled for release early in 2016.

https://youtu.be/08q3m6LMDbE

http://soundcloud.com/matt-woosey/sets/while-the-cats-away

Saturday 26 March 2016

Before The Dawn

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £6 in advance £8 on the door

Cost: £6 in advance £8 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/342582

Kate Bush tribute

Before The Dawn…There is Kate in our Hearts!

“Incredible attention to detail is the hallmark of any great tribute band and ‘Before The Dawn’ with their tribute to the music of Kate Bush prove time and time again why they are the UK’s premier celebration of her unique songs and visual style. Join the band for an evening like no other with stunning vocals and musicianship, replica costumes and A portrayal of Kate Bush that is second to none”!

Based in the East Midlands and sharing their passion for the love of Kate’s Amazing music, Before the Dawn are the premier Kate Bush Tribute band, consisting of 5 hugely talented, experienced, and the most highly sought after musicians in the business that are wowing fans across the UK with their Kate Bush phenomena! Before The Dawn portray an impressive tribute to the iconic songstress, fusing a dynamic performance of Kate’s hits along with some of her more poignant album masterpieces, (some of which that have not even been performed live by Kate herself!) Kate Bush is one of our National Treasures and one of the UK’s most original female artists of all time, (no wonder Kate is one of the hardest performers to impersonate!) Before The Dawn create an outstanding performance, combining the closest replications of the music, the look, the facial expressions, and the signature choreographed moves, several of Kate’s most iconic costumes, high visual projection and not to mention the voice! Pitch perfect and as close to Kate as you’ll ever get!!

www.beforethedawnkatebushtribute.com

https://www.facebook.com/katebushtributeband

https://youtu.be/wm4wf93WgUM

Friday 22 April 2016

Lizzie and the Banshees

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £7 in advance £10 on the door

Cost: £7 in advance £10 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/335428

Lizzie and the Banshees are the UK’s premier tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees.
imagePerforming all over the country since forming in 2012 and the band have been touring ever since.
Including two shows at the 100 Club in London and Cologne Germany.
The visual interpretation with their hit after hit Siouxsie and the Banshees show,
succeeds perfectly in capturing the sound, look and feel of the Banshees.
Expect Spellbound, Christine, Dear Prudence, Hong Kong Garden, Happy House, Cities in Dust and many more….

https://youtu.be/Em1rSXhU7Xk

Friday 13 May 2016

John Otway

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £10 in advance £12 on the door

Cost: £10 in advance £12 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339691

John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona.

johnotwayFrom the age of 9, John Otway knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister’s Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, when his sister got the latest Bob Dylan album, he knew there was a place for him and he set about learning how to play guitar.

A visit to a fortune teller would have a profound effect on the young Otway. After gazing into her crystal ball, she confirmed that Otway would indeed be a star and would have success with a blonde-haired musician. Otway took this prediction very seriously and teamed up with Wild Willy Barrett (the only musician he knew who fitted the fortune teller’s description). In 1972, the pair released their first single. Gypsy/Misty Mountain was a dedication to the fortune teller who had assured Otway that fame and stardom was just around the corner. The single would be the first of a string of flops, but it did capture the attention of The Who’s Pete Townshend who offered to produce a number of tracks for the duo.

https://youtu.be/0v38af7DXv0

Saturday 28 May 2016

Moretallica

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £7 in advance £10 on the door

Cost: £7 in advance £10 on the door
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/347145

Moretallica are the hardest hitting, most exciting Metallica tribute with the fastest growing reputation.

image A commitment to play the music to the highest standard is what sets Moretallica above other tributes.
Capturing the raw energy of Metallica’s early career and sustaining that high intensity on the newer material results in a breathtaking show.
Formed in mid-2012, Moretallica are now winning over audiences with their versions of Metallica songs in venues across the UK.

Reviews include nothing but praise:
“Moretallica. No prizes for guessing whose music they were tributing. They were very good.” – MusicinLeicester
“Best Metallica tribute I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen them all”
If you like Metallica, old or new, you’ll LOVE Moretallica!

https://youtu.be/Wv0RB-JS2PE

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