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 14 August 2015

Time Of The Mouth
Ocean Bread
Liberty Artillery

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £3 on the door

£3 on the door

TOTM have been around since 2010, and despite a recent line up change, have been gigging all over the U.K. for the last three years.
Their live shows are full of passion and energy, as Chris,Jake and Ash bring together their rock,punk and indie backgrounds to form an exciting sound with riffs, breakdowns and huge choruses at the heart of their songs.
With singles, an EP and a mini album already released, they have had airplay in the UK, and as far afield as Australia and America, and they are heading back into the studio to record a new EP which is due for release towards the end of 2015. Playing live is what they love, and they will be touring with their new line up for the first time during the summer of 2015.

https://youtu.be/NPLJrkMf9VQ


Ocean Breed live in their own musical universe populated with a plethora of spiky guitars, experimental rhythms and big, memorable choruses. They possess a flamboyancy seldom seen on the live circuit, delivering swathes of gloriously fusioned rock to mesmeric effect.
The band are full of musical surprises and defy categorisation. Re-enforced by recent reviews in the music press; one journalist describing them as being like 'Kasabian with balls; mixing post-grunge ideals with dance beats, punk rock and a splash of surf music thrown in for good measure.Õ Another as a 'pulsating hybrid of Jane's Addiction and The Foo Fighters', but neither of these does justice to the span of their musical vocabulary.

https://youtu.be/xUWKOy3bxAQ


It started out in a laboratory. 5 sperm were selected with one goal in mind. To create the greatest band that ever was and ever will be. Jump forward to the current day and all those sperm have managed to escape their carers for long enough to stand around making the kind of noise you expect from a cat being baptised. That is the unique spirit of Liberty Artillery. 5 functioning alcoholics with the mind of children. The experiment failed but we are here with a hybrid of rock/indie/pop/hip-hop to make you question your beliefs about religion, music and Sexually transmitted diseases

Friday 21 August 2015

Random Hand
Fights And Fires
Brassick

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £7.50 in advance

Faithful City Shows Present:
Random Hand (On their last ever tour. They are splitting up. Catch them one final time)
Friday 21st August
Tickets: £7.50 adv
Ticket Link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/315973
Doors: 7:30PM
14+

Random Hand
Genre: Punk/Ska/Metal/Bastards
Random Hand have been a band for 13 years and played almost 1500 shows across the UK, Russia, America and Europe. They have a decorated musical career having been featured regularly on the BBC Radio 1 Punk show, touring and playing festivals all over the World, including two performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals.
https://www.facebook.com/randomhand
https://twitter.com/RandomHandUK
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/randomhand
http://randomhand.bandcamp.com/

SUPPORT:
Fights And Fires - Worcester Punk Rock'nRoll
www.facebook.com/fightsandfires
www.fightsandfires.bandcamp.com

Brassick - Birmingham Punk Rock
https://www.facebook.com/brassickmusic

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Saturday 5 September 2015

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 00:00
Cost: £3 Advance / £5 on the door

The Stiff Joints were really disappointed that they were unavailable to perform at this year’s Worcester Music Festival. So they asked us and Slap Magazine whether we could put them on a WMF warm up fundraiser gig.

Saturday 12 September 2015

Riff Raff
3Sixty
Stone Cold Killers

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

Friday 18 September 2015

You Know The Drill
HEY YOU GUYS!
The Bophins
Lying For Friends
Special Guests

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

Saturday 19 September 2015

Attila the Stockbroker
Silverlake
Flat Stanley
Vault of Eagles
The White Feather Collective
Cantaloop

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 16:00 to 00:00
Cost: Free Entry

Worcester School of Rock and Peformance

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 11:00 to 14:00
Cost: Free Entry

Sunday 20 September 2015

The Broken Oak Duet
Theo
Das Sexy Clap
Howard James kenny
A WEREWOLF!
Richard Clarke
The Correct Arc
Special Guests

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 16:00 to 00:00
Cost: Free Entry

Friday 25 September 2015

Oye Santana

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £11 in advance £13 on the door

£11 in advance availale here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/325851 £13 on the door

What makes Oye Santana so good? First of all the music. There's a treasury of more than four decades of Santana catalogue to draw on, and every number in our set is a gem in its own right. Then there's the musicianship. Check out the credentials of Milan 'Carlos' Webb; of Gez Kahan and Hector Gomez; the astonishing breadth of abilities that Auriol Kobani and Paul Murphy bring to our on-stage set-up. This really is a feast of musical talent.
Next there's the authenticity. We could go off on self-indulgent flights of fancy, but we don't. We painstakingly recreate the original Santana arrangements of the big hits that you know and love to bring you the true Santana sound. But playing the right notes is only a start. There's much more to being the Best Santana Tribute in the World...
There's the passion. Carlos Santana's guitar playing is instantly recognizable not just because of his tone or his trademark licks, but because of the emotion he puts into every note he plays. Oye Santana has that covered. And there's the good-time feel. Every track is a fiesta - come and dance, come and party. We've got that covered too.
And every Oye Santana performance is a show, a visual feast of lights and action that will have you singing along, smiling along and dancing along from the first chink of a tambourine to the explosive finale. You're going to love Oye Santana.

https://youtu.be/G37IWecZRH0

Saturday 26 September 2015

Guns Or Roses

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/327039 £10 on the door

Guns Or Roses are without a doubt the most entertaining tribute to 'the most dangerous band in the world'.
Over the past five years they have built up a large and loyal following throughout the UK and Europe and in July 2015 were watched by millions when they appeared in an episode of BBC One's 'Don't Tell the Bride'. John Sumbler is widely regarded as the most authentic Slash impersonator on the scene, recreating each riff, solo and lick to the note. It has to be seen to be believed, and up front with Martin 'Axl' Colley's powerful vocals, these two are a dynamic force to be reckoned with.
Backed by three other superb musicians, Guns Or Roses are the most musically accurate tribute you will find! Playing everybody's favourites from 'Appetite for Destruction', 'Lies' and both 'Use Your Illusion' albums, as well as live elements such as the famous Slash 'Godfather' solo, Guns Or Roses deliver over 2 hours of high energy rock and roll, in full costume with all the swagger and attitude of the original Hollywood hellraisers.
So don your bandanas, leather jackets and top hats and get down the front!

https://youtu.be/oNutr5bSFGk

Friday 2 October 2015

Chris Taylor, with Jacob & Dom
Sam Deacon
Alex Rainsford

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 00:00
Cost: £4

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1471473709829931/

Tickets from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/327578

Please come and support these two really important charities.

Saturday 3 October 2015

Rust For Glory (Neil Young Tribute)

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

£5 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/328035 £7 on the door

Rust For Glory
The UK's rustiest Neil Young tribute band.
Based in Nottingham, UK
facebook.com/rustforglory
twitter.com/rustforglory
The songs of NEIL YOUNG played the way Neil Young plays 'em, recreating the sound, feel and spirit of Neil Young and his various bands and solo projects, electric and acoustic.
The band typically play for up to two and a half hours, encompassing everything from the full electric onslaught of Crazy Horse, the acoustic country-rock sound of Harvest, a variety of solo acoustic songs, and highlights from CSNY and Buffalo Springfield.
RUST FOR GLORY have played to acclaim at venues across the UK, including the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool.

https://youtu.be/eL3pVcigpjQ

Friday 16 October 2015

Hawklords

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: £12.50 in advance £15 on the door

£12.50 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/319664 £15 on the door

Featuring three key former members of Hawkwind, expect a cosmic storm in each performance from these masters of time and space with songs from their recent studio albums, plus Hawkwind classics from down the ages in a two hour-long psychedelic extravaganza.
Originally formed by Robert Calvert and Dave Brock (of Hawkwind) from the ashes of The Sonic Assassins in 1978.
The Hawklords re-emerged in 2009 with a memorial concert for legendary British artist, the late Barney Bubbles, graphic designer for many of Hawkwind's early 1970s albums.
The concert, filmed in London, was commercially released on dual-layer DVD early in 2011.
Hawklords returned to the road, touring both in the UK and Europe in 2011 and then again in 2012 to promote their critically acclaimed studio album, 'We Are One', which comprised all new original material.
2013 saw the release of their second studio album 'Dream' which was promoted with the 'The Reality Tour', a new show featuring classic 'Hawk' related songs alongside material from both 'Dream' and 'We are One'.
The band has also headlined major and independent UK festivals during the past four years.
The live shows feature a stunning digital projected lightshow, specially created by lighting designer and tour circuit veteran, Dave 'Lighthouse' Johnson.
Current band members are:
HARVEY BAINBRIDGE: Synthesizer & Vocals - original member of Hawklords 1978 line-up and long serving member and writer with Hawkwind 1977 - 1993 and respected solo artiste.
DAVE PEARCE: Drums - from British psyche-rock band The Bevis Frond and most recent addition to The Hawklords line-up.
JERRY RICHARDS: Guitar & Vocals - veteran of the UK free festival scene of the 1980's. Lead guitarist, writer and producer with Hawkwind, 1996 to 2001.
ADRIAN SHAW: Bass & Vocals - respected veteran of the UK rock scene, bassist and writer with Hawkwind for the classic 'Quark, Strangeness & Charm' and 'PXR5' albums 1977 - 1978 and current member of The Bevis Frond.
RON TREE: Lead vocals, Oscillators - survivor of the 1980's UK free festival scene and lead vocalist, bass player and writer with Hawkwind, 1995 to 2001.

Thursday 22 October 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=1071

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 decadeÄfantastic 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

https://youtu.be/gHaQZ2aFc_Q

Friday 23 October 2015

Oas-is

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/326927 £10 on the door

Oas-is are five Oasis fanatics who live and breathe Manchester's finest band and are dedicated to giving you the best look and sound that you should expect from an Oasis tribute band.
Oas-is are made up of experienced musicians who have toured all around the world and who take great pride in reproducing the classic Oasis sound with frightening accuracy and all the attitude you would expect from the real thing.
What's the story? Some might say Oas-is are definitely, NOT Maybe the best tribute out there.

https://youtu.be/RNtZMTiv4fI

Sunday 25 October 2015

Sam Lewis
Richard Clarke

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

£6 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/326775 £8 on the door

With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear.
Music was one of the few constants in Sam's life. His family never stayed anywhere for long, which meant that friendships were forged between himself and the music he absorbed, from Roy Orbison to Van Morrison to Willie Nelson. The influence of Ray Charles can be felt from the first note to the last beat, making Sam's debut a complimentary companion to Charles' own, two-volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. Leaving home as soon as the opportunity arrived, Sam landed in Knoxville, and later Nashville.
Sam has spent hours, in fact years, collecting and arranging the relationships and experiences he has forged. To the average person, they seem like an amalgamation of time and happenstance, but to him, they are the moral of the story. "I never once felt, in this whole process that someone just kind of pointed. No one took me by the hand, but almost every single one of these connections were very personal. I was introduced to these people that helped make this record. These are gonna be people that I'm going to know the rest of my life." Lewis has drawn us a clear picture of where he's going, and thankfully, he has invited us along for the ride.

https://youtu.be/WwdoeBe0ATM?list=PLcz1b_ICPoz-Qjj1kwn0hjE00SUVbaLiT

Drawing upon the mystique of the woods, metaphors, idioms and an underlying fascination with the human condition. Richard Clarke's twisting arrangements, delicious fingerpicking and soothing soulfulness might take you to a thoughtful happy place that you might not want to leave. A rare acoustic performance away from the noisy rafters might provide a different perspective on some interesting songwriting.

https://youtu.be/aOUDl1CJWa8

Sunday 8 November 2015

Montparnasse

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:00
Cost: £5 in advance £6 on the door

£5 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/327980 £6 on the door

Parisian Celine Dommart sings classic French chanson, tango and jazz. Following the release her EP 'La Vie en Rose' in early 2015 and airplay on BBC radio, Celine is now performing in a quartet setting, backed by award winning gypsy jazz group Trio Rosbifs - featuring Cris Tolley and Simon Othen on acoustic guitars and Paul Smith on double bass.
Expect songs by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, and Georges Brasssens, as well as many tunes familiar in English but with French, Spanish or Italian lyrics.
An opportunity to see a completely unique act delivering some Parisian sophistication to the UK.
http://www.montparnassemusic.com/

https://youtu.be/p_f5FiVCOBE

Friday 13 November 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/321863 £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'

http://youtu.be/kh1geYG2V6Y

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