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

Address & Directions

The Marrs Bar
12 Pierpoint Street
Telephone: 01905 613336

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Upcoming Events

Friday 16 October 2015


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: £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:

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

Friday 23 October 2015


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

£8 in advance available here: £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.

Saturday 24 October 2015


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

£5 in advance available here: £8 on the door

MoretallicaMoretallica 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!

Stone Broken are a 4 piece Melodic Rock band from Walsall, West Midlands.

Completing their line up in the early part of 2013, they set about crafting a set of songs that would not just fulfil the purpose, but push the boundaries of each of the members back catalogues.
Merging together stomping riffs,
ripping lead work and catchy choruses, they found their sound.

Debut EP – The Crow Flies is out NOW!

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: £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.

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.

Friday 30 October 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: £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...

Sunday 1 November 2015

The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Time: 14:30 to 18:00
Cost: £3

Acoustic Lunch introduces The Band of Rogues

featuring - The Grimaldi Band; The Players; Stompin' on Spiders.

Sunday 8 November 2015


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

£5 in advance available here: £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.

Friday 13 November 2015


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

£7 in advance available here: £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'

Sunday 6 December 2015

Wreckless Eric

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

Wreckless Eric 2015 1webNothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. His songs deal with ramshackle existences, the tenuous nature of life, love and fame, depression, injustice, pain, depravity and death, always delivered with indefatigable optimism.
Eric began his recording life on Stiff Records in 1977 with his enduring hit Whole Wide World when he was little more than an ex-teenage art student. Eventually he sidestepped the mechanics of stardom to become Britain’s biggest underground household name, much loved and much misunderstood.
He lives in bohemian splendour in upstate New York in what he describes as a budget pop star home where he continues to record other-worldly pop records.
He signed to Fire Records in 2014. A new album is scheduled for November.
Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat. Some people can’t take it. Thirty seven years of touring have left him in good shape. He’s coming to town.
Wreckless Eric is a hero to all those of us who love a good kitchen sink drama set to music. He takes the strangeness in the everyday and sets it to song. Like Ray Davies, Kevin Ayers and Ian Dury, he is a truly great British songwriter – Phil Alexander, editor in chief, MOJO magazine
A sound that Joe Meek would have killed for – Q Magazine
Le Beat Group Electique…a blast of sonic honesty, soul-bearing poetry married to Alan Freed-approved rock ‘n’ roll – Asbury Park Press
…flashes of pre-stardom Beatles, Jonathan Richman, Syd Barrett, Bobby Fuller, and the stripped-down side of Robyn Hitchcock. But mostly it’s like Wreckless Eric – The Vinyl District

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