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 6 March 2015

Fred Zeppelin

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/306484 10 on the door

During their time together they have had the honour of Led Zeppelin's front-man Robert Plant attending three of their gigs and John Bonham's son Jason even jammed with them on stage. These things the band are very proud of. It must surely also be the best recommendation any band could receive, and also assure any Led Zeppelin fans apprehensive about seeing The Fredz.
According to one of Kerrangs readers polls. FRED ZEPPELIN are among the top ten best live bands to see. Quite an achievement, as they were the only tribute band listed in any category.
Its worth taking a camera with you, as you don't know who could be standing next to you. In the audience have been MAGNUM's front-man Bob Catley, WHITESNAKE's guitarist Mel Galley. Roy Wood legendary main man of THE MOVE & WIZZARD, and SLADES Jimmy Lea was the latest rock celebrity to experience a two-hour Fred Zeppelin gig.
Fred Zeppelin were invited by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to attend a charity event of which Jimmy is a patron. Kev (bass) and Blackie (drums) attended and were thrilled to meet and chat with the legendary guitarist. Also at the party were Roger Daltrey, Julian Lloyd Webber, Leo Sayer and Formula One's David Coultard. What a night !!
Fred Zeppelin are real fans and formed 'The Freds' out of their admiration and love of Led Zeppelin's music. As their name suggests the band do not take themselves too seriously, they know the praise belongs to Robert, Jimmy, John Paul Jones, and Bonzo.

Saturday 7 March 2015

Rust For Glory

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/301950 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 plays a full and varied setlist, encompassing everything from the full electric onslaught of Crazy Horse, the acoustic country-rock sound of Harvest, many solo acoustic songs, and the best bits of CSNY and Buffalo Springfield.
RUST FOR GLORY have played to acclaim at venues across the UK including Europe's largest annual free festival, the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Undercover Hippy

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/297942 7 on the door

Billy Rowan, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings to- gether acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. After 7 years spent DJ'ing and MC'ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Since then he has teamed up with some of the best musicians on the circuit, and now plays with a 7 piece band, bringing together fiddle, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Plan B meets The Cat Empire... on a protest march... at the Edinburgh Fringe.
From starting out 5 years ago playing in festival cafes for a free meal, Billy and his band of back- street groove pushers now perform to sell-out crowds at some of the UK's best festivals and venues. Highlights for 2012 included performing on the main stage after Mr Motivator (!) at Scotland's Eden Festival, and headlining at the amazing Beatherder Festival.
Billy has self-released one album and one E.P. under the name "The Undercover Hippy", both to critical acclaim, as well as a single release in Germany on Agogo Records. He is currently hard at work recording his first full length album under his own name, due for release in summer 2013.
Hear examples of the music and watch live videos at: www.BillyRowan.co.uk/biog

Undercover Hippy

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/297942 7 on the door

Billy Rowan, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings to- gether acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. After 7 years spent DJ'ing and MC'ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Since then he has teamed up with some of the best musicians on the circuit, and now plays with a 7 piece band, bringing together fiddle, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Plan B meets The Cat Empire... on a protest march... at the Edinburgh Fringe.
From starting out 5 years ago playing in festival cafes for a free meal, Billy and his band of back- street groove pushers now perform to sell-out crowds at some of the UK's best festivals and venues. Highlights for 2012 included performing on the main stage after Mr Motivator (!) at Scotland's Eden Festival, and headlining at the amazing Beatherder Festival.
Billy has self-released one album and one E.P. under the name "The Undercover Hippy", both to critical acclaim, as well as a single release in Germany on Agogo Records. He is currently hard at work recording his first full length album under his own name, due for release in summer 2013.
Hear examples of the music and watch live videos at: www.BillyRowan.co.uk/biog

Friday 13 March 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/308770 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 four years they have built up a large and loyal following throughout the UK and Europe. 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!

Saturday 14 March 2015

Rhombus
The Last Cry
The Glasshouse Museum

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

6 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/309499 8 on the door

Full line up:
Rhombus
The Last Cry
The Glasshouse Museum
Plus... DJ Cruel Britannia
Rhombus are one of the finest Goth Rock bands to emerge from the North of England in many years.
Mixing male and female vocals with swirling guitars, driving bass and electric violin, they combine some of the best elements of traditional 80s/90s UK Goth, with their own modern, upbeat approach.
In addition to their studio indulgences, Rhombus have cultivated an exceptional reputation for their live performance, winning over audiences and powering the party, whether it be in an intimate club venue or from a festival stage.

The Last Cry are a three piece Darkwave band from the south coast in the UK, they released their debut album 'Walking To The Edge' in 2009 which was critically acclaimed.
Playing 'Walking To The Edge' live around Europe was met with great praise and attracted a lot of attention mainly due to their extravagant shows, this energy is what has driven the band in the making of their second album 'Living In Grey' which was released end of 2012 on afmusic.
The soundscape that best describes the new material is melodic, melancholic, edgy and powerful, but also is more accessible to the listener.
The Last Cry skillfully combine keyboards and guitars weaving around the bass lines and coming together with the heartfelt and emotional vocals making their sound as distinctive as the mixture is and drawing the listener into a lyrical maelstrom of fear, despair and void.

Friday 20 March 2015

Matt Woosey

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

Matt Woosey - Folk Blues and Beyond!

I would like to introduce Worcestershire’s own, Matt Woosey; widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters and acoustic guitarists in the UK!

The great news for live music lovers and aspiring musicians in and around Worcester, is that Matt will be playing at The Marr’s Bar on Friday 20 March, and put simply; this will be a great night and an experience not not to miss!

In the highly nomadic life of singer-songwriters, few have been able to keep pace with Matt Woosey and his ever evolving style.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Matt has toured his last 8 albums throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa and Scandinavia. He has had great successes as a solo troubadour, as a duo and with any number of highly regarded session players making up his backing band. When Matt performs, it’s not hard to tell that this is a man who has lived the life and has worked hard for his status as one of the most gifted songwriters and vocalists of his generation!

His most recent album “Wildest Dreams”, combines a vast array of musical influences which give life to an unaffected set of songs, that have been reviewed in glowing terms by leading music industry critics, comparing it to artists as varied as Tim Buckley, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, John Martyn and Jim Morrison. If you need convincing, you can see and have a listen to Matt play “Wildest Dreams” the title track from his new album at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni0fWdmdljQ or the beautifully melodic “Exactly as we Please” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZnEvXejGzE

When you have heard his poetic lyrics, his expressive and powerful voice and his unique blend of sound............you will understand why this artist is getting rave reviews wherever he plays!

It will be a very special night at The Marr’s Bar and the evening will include guest performers..........plus the launch of Matt’s new live album, “While The Cat's Away...”, that was recorded at The Gallimaufry in Bristol during Matt’s weekly residency there during 2014. Matt says “It has been a long time coming and something that people have been asking me about at gigs, so I'm really pleased to finally have something to put out there which showcases the musical rapport between Big Dave Small and myself”.

There will be coaches laid on in Malvern, to take people to and from The Marr's Bar, picking up at West Malvern Social Club at 7.30pm and from the Nags Head at 8.00pm.....so no excuses about local transport! Tickets for the coaches can be bought from the two aforementioned venues and via the shop on Matt’s website.

Don't miss out on seeing Matt + support The White Feather Collective, at The Marr’s Bar on Friday 20 March

The venue is located at 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1TA

Advance tickets are £8 or £10 on the door and to book, please call 01905 613 336 or go online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/304558

To see, hear and find out more about Matt and where he is playing next, please visit http://www.mattwoosey.co.uk/

Don’t be late, doors open at 8.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/WooseyBlues

https://twitter.com/wooseyblues


Matt Woosey

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

8 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/304558 10 on the door

In the highly nomadic life of singer-songwriters, few have been able to keep pace with Matt Woosey and his ever evolving style.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Matt has toured his last 8 album releases throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa and Scandinavia. He has had great success either as a solo troubadour, as a duo with Big Dave Small or with any number of highly regarded session players making up "The Matt Woosey Band". When Woosey performs, it's not hard to tell that this is a man who has lived the life and has worked hard for his status as one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation.
His most recent album "Wildest Dreams", combines a vast array of musical influences which give life to an unaffected set of songs which have been reviewed in glowing terms by leading music industry critics. The album has been compared to artists as varied as Tim Buckley, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, John Martyn and Jim Morrison.
Matt is signed to RoBar Music Records

Saturday 21 March 2015

The Vibrators

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/310395 9 on the door

With 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.
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. In 2011 the band celebrated THIRTY-FIVE YEARS of making records and touring heavily. Get ready for many more years of PURE MANIA!

Sunday 22 March 2015

Esperi

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 20:00 to 23:45
Cost: 3 in advance 5 on the door

3 in advance available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/306986 5 on the door

Esperi is Scottish multi-instrumentalist Chris James Marr. His music ranges from acoustic storytelling to colourful electronica looping and combining different sounds with his acoustic guitar. He uses a host of instruments from the conventional to the unusual including his signature rainbow-coloured bells, toys, tools, samples ( including his son Callums heartbeat which features in the song Somersaults which was released on the day he was born ) . Chris lives in East Coast Scotland and predominantly writes about his family, dogs, home and the great outdoors.
He has performed around the world in all sorts of venues and festivals, shared the stage with Andy Mckee, Jon Gomm, Gomez, Jeffrey Lewis, KT Tunstall, Noiserv and many more talented artists, collaborated with RM Hubbert and Alex Kopranos ( Franz Ferdinand ), Panda Su, Sonny Carntyne...
Chris is also producing/releasing music at FAll ON STUDIO/RECORDS including his own esperi music and other bands and artists.
Esperi's follow up to his debut "In a moment emotion sentiment" entitled "Seasons" is out now. Including 11 new songs and it features the single "Somersaults" which was released on the day his son Callum was born including a sample of his heartbeat as the pulse behind the song.

Friday 27 March 2015

Wayne H
DeadFiend
Jonst
Dantics

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 23:45 to 04:00
Cost: £5

House & Bass Club night

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.

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