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 Ė 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

Saturday 28 March 2015

Glambuster

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £5 in advance £8 on the door

Voted "Best Band" and overall "Artists of the Year" by Worcester District Entertainment's Secretaries Council for 2014

£5 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/307802 £8 on the door

Sunday 29 March 2015

CHRIS STRINGER
ANTHONY JAMES
Alex Rainsford

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: Free Entry

Free Entry

Chris Stringer and Anthony James are excited to announce a co-headlining 2015 UK spring tour. These five dates will mark James' first trip to the UK and Stringer's first performance in Ireland. Both men will be supporting new releases.

Chris is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Swansea, South Wales. Inspired by the soulfulness of folk music, the grit of rock music and the spirit of 1980's pop, he creates high energy alt-country music with real heart. He has shared the stage with Nizlopi, Luke Concannon, The Blanks (from the TV series 'Scrubs') and Gabby Young. His newest release 'Sinking Ships' is scheduled for a spring 2015 release.
www.chrisstringermusic.co.nr


Anthony grew up in the gritty neighborhood of Washington Village in central Baltimore, MD. His accounts of the city's eclectic characters, late night happenings and boozy lullabies touch the genres of folk, blues and soul with a minimalistic style that accentuates his lyrics and storytelling. The first single "Leaving on the Train" from his forthcoming full-length will be released in late 2014 with two B-sides.
www.lostinthenightlife.com

Alex Rainsford. Worcestershire, UK. The music? Think Ben Howards Passion meets Mumford & Sons' power.
2013 took him from Worthy Farms Glastonbury to Devon's Oceanfest, sharing stages with the likes of Bastille, Gabrielle Aplin & Willy Mason along the way.
Now after shows in Europe & playing tour support for artists such as Hudson Taylor and Brother & Bones, he's hitting 2014 hard to celebrate the release of his 2nd EP, 'Gone Away'.
The new EP bridges a gap between delicate & destructive, taking the listener on a journey as the songs move from section to section. This effect is only exaggerated when the songs are placed into their natural environment of a stage, where they breathe & grow into something else all together.
There's still some distance to travel but the road Alex is walking is paved with good vibes, great people & great songs.

Chris Stringer
Anthony James
Richard Clarke and the Rafters

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 19:00 to 23:00
Cost: Free Entry

Chris Stringer and Anthony James are excited to announce a co-headlining 2015 UK spring tour. These five dates will mark James’ first trip to the UK and Stringer’s first performance in Ireland.
Chris is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Swansea, South Wales. Inspired by the soulfulness of folk music, the grit of rock music and the spirit of 1980‚Äôs pop, he creates high energy alt-country music with real heart. He has shared the stage with Nizlopi, Luke Concannon, The Blanks (from the TV series ‚ÄėScrubs‚Äô) and Gabby Young.

Anthony grew up in the gritty neighborhood of Washington Village in central Baltimore, MD. His accounts of the city‚Äôs eclectic characters, late night happenings and boozy lullabies blend the genres of folk, blues and soul with a minimalistic style that accentuates his lyrics and storytelling. The first single ‚ÄúLeaving on the Train‚ÄĚ from his forthcoming full-length will be released in early 2015 with two B-sides.


Chris Stringer
Anthony James
Richard Clarke and the Rafters

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: Free Entry

Chris Stringer and Anthony James are excited to announce a co-headlining 2015 UK spring tour. These five dates will mark James’ first trip to the UK and Stringer’s first performance in Ireland.
Chris is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Swansea, South Wales. Inspired by the soulfulness of folk music, the grit of rock music and the spirit of 1980‚Äôs pop, he creates high energy alt-country music with real heart. He has shared the stage with Nizlopi, Luke Concannon, The Blanks (from the TV series ‚ÄėScrubs‚Äô) and Gabby Young.

Anthony grew up in the gritty neighborhood of Washington Village in central Baltimore, MD. His accounts of the city‚Äôs eclectic characters, late night happenings and boozy lullabies blend the genres of folk, blues and soul with a minimalistic style that accentuates his lyrics and storytelling. The first single ‚ÄúLeaving on the Train‚ÄĚ from his forthcoming full-length will be released in early 2015 with two B-sides.

Saturday 4 April 2015

Policed

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

£7 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/298747 £9 on the door

The Policed are the UK's leading tribute to The Police
Formed in London way back in 1977. The Police were classed as one of the first New wave band to achieve mainstream success. A fantastic three piece consisting of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. With 50 million albums sold worldwide the band enjoyed their popularity during the late 70's early 80's. They disbanded in 1986 because they just couldn't work together anymore and they all pursued solo careers but in 2007 the band announced, at the Grammy awards, that they were back. A massive world tour was announced. It was one of the highest grossing tours ever. At the end of the tour, Sting announced that the band would never reform again !!!!!!!!!
Now Sting has gone back on his word !!!! Well sort of.
The Policed have quickly become one of the best and most popular tributes to The Police across the UK. The band was formed in 2013 by Martin Wisbey, Chris Barwell & Pete Humphrey. Martin was already gigging with a Police band in Kent playing limited gigs on the local pub scene. With Sting (Martin Wisbey) on bass and vocals, you can see and hear a true resemblance to the man himself, both visually and vocally and his attitude is very much spot on.
Sting met Andy Summers (Chris Barwell) both from Dover upon Tyne way back in 1999 when they played in local bands together on the local circuit and have done on and off for years. Andy, with his busy guitar duties gets all the sounds that made The Police quite different from other bands at the time. He puts his guitar in the musical space that is left by the drums and the bass.
Drummer Stewart Copeland (Pete Humphrey) from the other side of the pond, well Surry to be precise, makes up this fantastic three piece, Stewart has also played with Andy in other bands and still does, both are members of a 'Jam' Tribute band and it is not unknown for Sting to contribute a mean Bruce Foxton (when Bruce is unavailable). So the band have come full circle. That's true Synchronicity. Stewart prides himself on his recreation of the same drum kit and set up that he played during their prime. One of the best drummers you'll see
The Policed also perform with the same instruments used back in the day, to get every sound and visual as near to the real thing. Fretless Fender Precision, Ibanez Musician, Steinberger, '61 Telecaster custom with upgrades and a Tama drum kit that will blow your mind. They recreate the sartorial elegance of the Police post punk fashion to complete the experience. Stewart and his 1980's shorts, Sting with his flying suit and shades, Andy with stripes. You could almost be at that club in '79. You'll get to hear classic hits like Roxanne, Message in a bottle, Every Breath you take along side album tracks including Hole in my life, truth hits everybody, be my girl (sally).
So don't miss out.
Come and be 'POLICED'

Thursday 9 April 2015

Limehouse Lizzy

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £11 in advance

£11 in advance available here: http://www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/ticketpurchase.php?tour_id=999

Limehouse Lizzy have been officially named one of the hardest working acts in the UK, alongside some of the country's biggest & most popular performers. They were accredited for their live shows by the Performing Rights Society, and recieved their award from PRS Chairman and Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter (Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Tom Jones) Guy Fletcher OBE.
Renowned for an action-packed pyrothechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute in their set to the late Gary Moore (ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist and world renowned solo artist) who sadly passed away last year.
Attention to detail, playful audience interaction and that all important X-factor that leaves you with the feeling of witnessing the real thing have led to their performance being described as "beyond tribute", by both audience and critics alike. Following the enormous success of their "Live & Dangerous" & "Dedication" tours, the band embarked upon their "Into the Limelight" tour to tie in with their appearance on an episode of BBC2's 'Arena' documentary series of the same name.
The tour travelled as far as a headline slot at a rock festival in Greece, and the Virgin Atlantic Music festival in Barbados. The band appeared alongside diverse world music acts, and played a Thin Lizzy set representing the celtic rock genre. In 2014 the band's European tour continues to explore and celebrate the artistic and musical legacy of the hard-living, hard-rocking, yet at times surprisingly tender and romantic artist that was Philip Lynott. This year they will be appearing in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium.
Expect more of the Celtic influenced tracks like "Whisky in the Jar" and "Black Rose", amongst the usual razzamatazz and classic tracks "The Boys are Back in Town", "Sarah" and many others we've come to expect from one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit.
'...Limehouse Lizzy Top PRS For Music's Hardest Working UK Bands List' Billboard Magazine
"Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott..." The Guardian
"entertainment for more than a decadeÉfantastic live music" Arena BBC2
"if you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy" Radio Times
"Gig of the week" The Mirror

Friday 17 April 2015

The Official Receivers

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

£8 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/312155 £10 on the door

Hold On...There Coming...
If you're already a fan then you will know that The Official Receivers show is a must for a non stop dancing good time. For those of you yet to see the band, they present one of the, if not the, best shows around.
Energy, Enjoyment and Enigmatic are some of the key words associated with the band. Soul Classics will get you singing along with the band. Standby for some surprise's in the set list. This is not just another Knock on Wood band - Get ready for a few diverse songs in the set list. A fast paced continuity with a flair for presentation are what makes this band the bizzness! Raw vocals and a tight rhythm section and in your face brass are a guarantee to get you moving. This band appreciates and values your participation so be there and Shake, Turn Yourself Loose and get down with some Sweet Soul Music and don't forget your Tailfeather...
Officialreceivers.net

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