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Had to put these in! One of my true football heroes. I’m even old enough to have watched the match on TV. Great player. Really nice man. If only my brother Steve hadn’t greeted him with the words “I’ve got a bone to pick with you!”. “What’s that?” said Sir Geoff looking a little perplexed. “You’re the reason, I became a West Ham fan and had to suffer my football all these years! Why couldn’t you have played for Man Utd?” Yup we’re that kind of family. But our idol knew he was joking. Well I hope he did haha... AND incase you’re wondering ... its an old football nickname. Probably because I wasn’t.

MEET THE PEAS DID YOU FIND THEM HIDING IN THE LAST ISSUE? REALLY? IT’S MEANT TO BE FOR KIDS. BETTER LUCK THIS ISSUE THEN! CAN YOU FIND ANNIE? SHE’S IN EVERY ISSUE OF COURSE!

AND I’m not just talking about the weather! But not going to say anything about the ‘B’ word other than I think that’s how you start lots of other words I’d prefer to use. I think dear old Roger Daltry summed my feelings up when some concerned young lady asked him if he was worried about touring if ‘B’ went ahead? To which he chirped colourfully “Why? Do you think we didn’t tour Europe before the *****g EU!” Sorry if I got the wording wrong Rog, but I think I’ve passed on the sentiment.

Why can’t we just leave? I hate all this scare mongering and terms like ‘crashing out’. It wouldn’t be crashing out, it would just be leaving. Yes of course there would be difficulties. So what? Grow a pair and get on with it.

That’s all I have to say for this issue sorry. Just can’t find the enthusiasm. I feel so disappointed in our alleged leaders I can’t describe it. Mrs May … she’s got some grit I’ll give her that. But dear oh dear … possible the worst deal in the history of worst deals. Well it isn’t even a deal. It’s another treaty, but with even less wriggle room than the other useless treaties which as this fiasco clearly shows, wasn’t worth the ‘papier’ it was printed on.

Thanks again for supporting the paper. It’s put together with love and affection by: Paul Ridge, Louise Beach Steel, Barry Upton, Matt Black, Russell Cook, Martin Boorman, Stuart Davis, Tony Wright, Jezz Phipp, Cliff Bryant, Tony Long, Keith Curtis, Mike Yarney, Rob Worley, my much missed spiritual advisors Ken Bundy, Annie Philpott and Steve Ellis and my long suffering wife Tracey. Contributions from Jasmine Hodge, Richard Harper, Liz Rickard, WWF and Greenpeace. I’d also like to thank my delivery army of Loraine and everyone at The Frog & Frigate, PS super fan Maureen, Julie Ellis and Phil Belcher. My chiropracter sends her regards.

I’m off to listen to some music … AND there’s lots of it over the next two months to help take our minds away from the worry of perhaps not getting strawberries all year round. Love you guys. Together we are special. Let’s not fall out eh?

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Meet the Southampton Ambassadors Martin Perry

Launched in 2012, Southampton Ambassadors is my project to encourage the city’s elite, big and small, to join together for mutual benefit and the good of the Southampton area. AND its working! Our aim is to inspire and galvanise business and pride within Southampton and interest from outside. Whatever you need, I recommend checking out a Southampton Ambassador first. This isn’t any of those ‘buy a badge’ to say how good you are. Southampton Ambassadors are looking to politely (sometimes) kick our fantastic but lethargic city up the backside!

If you’re interested in joining? To qualify you need to be emotionally sympathetic or connected to Southampton, proposed by an existing Ambassador, seconded by another, agreed by me and pay the fee. Oh and of course, you and whatever you do, needs to be proven as recommendable. Which is why I personally vouch for all the people and business on the right (and left!).

Want to help us? You can do as little as LIKING our Facebook page at: Facebook.com/Southamptoncity or visiting southamptonambassadors.com So if you are looking for anything in Southampton from financial advice to a new kitchen, a second hand car to a new website, or new windows and a wedding entertainer ... try them first. Look for the Southampton Ambassadors logo on their advert. They will not let you down. Tell them I sent you.

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Aqua Nuts! A corporate “thrill ride” on the high seas, including a royal lunch and a motivational speaker with a difference! Ever wondered what it feels like to go offshore power boat racing? Well, how about a thrill ride cutting through the ocean waves with a British and world record powerboat champion at the helm? Well, I've just done that so I now know exactly what it feels like. Bear in mind that as an ex motorcycle speed cop (you didn’t know that did you!) I wasn’t exactly salivating at the thought of a supposed ‘Thrill Day’ on a dinghy. “You’ll love it!” said my fellow Ambassador and master magician Colin Phillips. My verdict? Absolutely awesome! Tuesday 19th March saw Southampton Ambassadors patron Shelley Jory-Leigh and her great team consisting of Colin Phillips (Shelley’s Agent and Event Director) together with Tina Wellman (Media and Event PR) entertain 8 VIP guests on the open water. The 8 guests (which included me!) were carefully selected (well 7 of them) as directors of top local companies who would be great advocates for Shelley and her team’s new venture. The day started at Bistro 8 in the beautiful Universal Marina with coffee and croissants. All the necessary sea going and waterproof attire was provided so thankfully no need for me to bring my own leaky dog-walking anorak. After a safety brief, we were straight out onto the water in a 10 metre Powerboat rib. With 8 guests on board it’s just enough for fun and lots of laughs with the team. The Solent is on our doorstep and it’s one of the best and busiest stretches of water in the world, and that was to be our playground! (But don’t expect to sit down for long. Well not unless you’ve got a friendly chiropractor in the family.) After pounding the waves we moored up in Cowes on the Isle

of Wight and made our way to the world famous Royal Ocean Racing Club who were are our hosts for lunch. The Captains room made the perfect private setting for a great lunch and also provided the backdrop for Shelley’s “close up and personal” interview on the couch with her Agent and Event Director Colin. During a fascinating interview he got inside Shelley's head to find out what makes her tick while also delving into Shelley’s amazing story. And it is amazing! At the same time though the “close up and personal” interview/motivational speech was relaxed, funny and even emotional at times with some sensational racing videos to back up Shelley’s amazing tales. The lunch wasn’t even ruined by an impromptu harmonica recital of Isn’t She Lovely by yours truly, setup by guess who (he reckoned I owed him after all the times I’d put him on the spot to do magic tricks on the hoof). After lunch we made our way back to the jetty in Cowes where we took our places back on board the powerboat rib and braced ourselves for the sea “flight” back to Universal Marina. It really was an unbelievable day full of excitement and fun! We were also accompanied by a drone that filmed the whole trip

which will be posted on social media very soon so watch out for that! I’ll be the old bloke grinning like a Cheshire cat if you want to know who I am? Just before we parted at the end of the day, I asked Shelley what made her come up with the idea of this particular ‘thrill’ and ‘experience’. Easy said Shelley, “I have had the most amazing life and an awesome racing career on the water. I just want the opportunity to share all of that with everyone.” Interested? You and your team, or you and your clients can enjoy the same awesome experience that we had on the water, riding the crest of the waves with British and World Record Powerboat champion Shelley Jory-Leigh at the controls. Oh and just in case you wondered … there is no distinction between female and male powerboat racers … there are just racers. Thrill day? Yep and some. In fact just about the closest I’ve come to riding that motorbike with the stripes down the side again.

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Southampton celebrates everything about coffee with ‘UK Coffee Week!’ This April we are partnering with UK Coffee Week to celebrate some of the fabulous coffee haunts in Southampton and fundraise for Project Waterfall - a charitable initiative bringing clean water, sanitation and education to coffee-growing communities across the world. As part of this initiative we are working with several dedicated coffee outlets here in Southampton to raise money in lots of different creative ways. These efforts will give coffee lovers across Southampton the chance to support Project Waterfall, and make their cup matter, simply by enjoying their daily coffee or trying something or somewhere new. UK Coffee Week in Southampton will be running from 29 April – 5 May with some of our participating coffee shops, retailers and foodservice outlets fundraising for Project Waterfall, by offering Coffee and Cake for just £4! Make sure you don’t miss the other promotions and events that Southampton coffee venues have to offer as part of UK Coffee Week, visit:

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The Intensity of Love The intensity of love, the intensity of hate, all consuming. The intensity of love intoxicating, nothing matters but your love. The intensity of hate every present, the mind consumed by hate eating away every part of your being. The intensity of love just a toss of a coin, heads I win, tails you lose! The intensity of love, leads you to understand, there is no misery like attachment, and there is no happens like detachment. The intensity of love counts not, as nothing matters, when in love, time has no score, all that matters is the all consuming and ravaging love. The intensity of hate counts every word, every wrong, you said this, you did this, even the dislike of the way you breath Oh my, oh my, how the two opposites consume the phsyc day and night. The intensity of love full of abandonment and joy. The intensity of hate full of holding on to all that holding on can lead to misery beyond misery making every breath you take misery. The two opposites drive this world, the two opposites consume each and everyone, which would you be consumed by. When love turns into hate how the mind protects the hate. Each lovers kiss now becomes the poisons of hate, each lovers embrace becomes the imprisonment of justification of existence. The paradox of love and hate, each as intense each other. See each as all consuming and see each as the consuming of the self, one as joy and the other as death. The intensity of love and the intensity of hate.

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“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” The film saw UFO’s charge around providing bright displays of coloured lights and one night I followed something similar down the M27. It was moving fast, at ground level, and had an array of red and white lights that didn’t match any familiar configuration.

I gave chase. Wouldn’t like to say what was on my speedo but I was shifting when I caught what turned out to be a Vincent Black Prince with a massive sidecar with suitcases strapped to the rack on the boot. Reason for all the lights was the big folding caravan towed behind that 1954/5 1000cc classic Brit bike, they must have been keen to set up camp because they left me standing when I eased back to 70mph. Bikes with sidecars - a.k.a. outfits - were so common as I grew up, providing very economical transport for entire families. Sidecars came in variations of a theme. A roofless, bullet shaped, body with protective chromed rails (e.g. Steib) up to a double adult, fully enclosed ‘capsule’ with a folding sunroof (e.g. Watsonian) and ultimate luxury was a car radio running of the bike’s battery. Often, dad would have a bike when he courted mum, couples married and often still travelled by bike - after all, it’s always been more fun. Then children appeared, as they will, and so a sidecar was bolted to the family bike for a hell of a lot less than a second hand car - cheaper road tax and insurance too. Many families didn’t even want a car and toured the UK and Europe in a real spirit of adventure rather than fill with photos, to get an idea search for “touring Europe with a sidecar in the 50s images”. Licensing in the past allowed a 16 year old to ride the largest bike made, if it had a sidecar attached, on a provisional license - just tie the L plates on and take to the road - no training at all required. Rebellious types fitted a bath, box or a coffin in place of a sensible sidecar.

THIS: SPORTY, CLASSIC AND GOOD LOOKING. STEIB AND ROYAL ENFIELD. BOTTOM: WHO WANTS TO LOOK OVER SOMEONE'S SHOULDER? SIT SIDE BY SIDE IN AN EZS MUNRO CHAIR FROM THE THE NETHERLANDS, ADD A TRIUMPH ROCKET 3 AND THERE'S PLENTY TO LOOK AT.

BEFORE BREXIT GERMAN BMW AND BRITISH MERLIN LIVED HAPPILY NEXT TO EACH OTHER. THAT IS A SORTS COMBINATION FOR GOING LONG DISTANCE IN COMFORT - ACROSS EUROPE PERHAPS.

I was 17, living in Blandford, when I bought an early 1950s BSA 500 single with just a few boards screwed in place of a sidecar body, it was owned by a gamekeeper on the Charborough Estate and when I rode it along a track a herd of deer encircled me - owner had fed them from the outfit. Riding it back proved problematic due to different riding style (you don’t lean an outfit) I was almost home when I lost control and ended up in someone’s drive - that someone being my head teacher which didn’t go down well as evidenced by shouts of “DON’T YOU DARE RIDE THAT **8(&^$ THING TO SCHOOL!” Years later I bought a 650 twin with a double adult sidecar, got home took chair off and sold it for what I paid for the outfit - I’m a two wheel rider and just wanted the bike. But I could eventually go three wheels when my joints give up the struggle. Sports sidecars have evolved into aerodynamic pods that would look at home in Close Encounters and are fitted out inside to the standard you’d expect in a top class car - comfort, style and fun as you shout abuse at the rider. Few years ago we rode up to Peterborough with a mates’ mate who piloted a sports outfit on a 1200 Yamaha, I’ve got to be honest and say, we didn’t wait for him as I’d expected. You don’t have to be stuck with a bike engine either, I’ve seen specials with Reliant engines as well as Fiat and other compact car engines and a couple of V8 motors although a compact V6 looks better, in my opinion. I was riding that B33 (sans sidecar) when I saw something I’d

only read about, a rare 1000cc Munch Mammoth (fitted with NSU car engine) with a sports single seat chair. I say saw, should have said glimpsed because rider breezed past me and powered into the sunset. In the early 1980s a friend bought a ratty CZ 350cc fitted with what looked like a plastic storage box over the third wheel. Someone we knew (bit of a clot) had broken a leg on his bike and wanted cheap transport while he repaired his bike, so cash soon changed hands. Couple of hours after the sale said clot was interviewed by police after hitting the only tree on a long road, wrote outfit off in process. Officers were surprised to find leg in cast and crutches came not from tree incident but acci-

dent three weeks earlier. Clot was told, in not so many words, to hop it on his crutches and not to take to the road until fully mobile. Should taking to the road on two wheels seem daunting, adding that extra one on the side opens a whole new world. Oh, should have mentioned the Sidewinder, the lightweight leaning sidecar frame which got round the need for something lumpy and didn’t require a different riding technique, just lean and power as normal. Sue had one on her Suzuki 550cc because she didn’t want a 125cc - the frame is still lurking somewhere in the garage. Lots of photos and information on outfits at: www.sidecars.org.uk Sidecars are also known as combinations, don't recommend searching for that though, lots of pics of all-in-one underwear.


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“WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING” he said! Well that narrows it down? I think I’ll write about er ... me. Hi, I'm Matt Black, Some of you may have heard my name (and some will have seen it on the side of a pot of paint!), but most will have not. I am a pianist/ comedian/ songwriter/record producer/radio host / columnist ... (see below).

The Tangled Tale... Ah yes, so this month’s article is a lesson in how NOT to move house if you have your own recording studio!

HERE’S A LITTLE FREELANCE WORK I DID BEFORE I GOT THE HANG OF LABELLING. I have recently relocated Hangover Hill Recording Studio from Bournemouth to Blandford Forum, mainly because working in the creative industry I need to feel I have at least a little space around me that's ideal for promoting creativity. However sometimes I am so focused on working to finish various projects for people, as well as gigging, that I leave things till the last minute. (Like your column Matt? Ed. “Yes boss.”) Please note, moving house is not one of the times where it is advisable to do this! Other people’s projects I mean. So, whilst busy with all of the above, I literally worked right up until the day before, suddenly finding myself deconstructing a whole studio … which includes 5 monitors, 2 pianos, a vocal booth, various mixing desks, hard drives, computers, speakers, microphones and a ridiculous amount of leads! Due to my own negligence the leads have caused a lot of anxiety which has lead (see what I did there?) to a few outbursts of very colourful language! Primarily because I just unplugged them as I went and put them into bags. Yes I can see your horrified faces and I can hear you saying “What a silly man, why didn't he at least attach the various leads to the right bit of equipment before loading it into the van?” I can assure you I have learnt my lesson now, as when I arrived at my lovely new location, it took me a week of solid grafting to manage to find everything, put it in order and back together. The end result however is a quiet country house that's away from the hustle and bustle of town and allows clients to come in and feel relaxed and creative during their recording sessions. I wake up to views of fields and the odd pheasant charging up the garden! I come in from my gigs at night being able to sit and look a million beautiful stars in the universe. All of which make for a very happy record producer. So you see it’s all worked out fine in the end.

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Leave yourself 3 days (At least! Ed) to potter around your studio taking things apart in an orderly and thoughtful manner. Tape the right lead to the right bit of equipment or put it in a bag and label it. Think through where each piece of equipment will be going in your new abode and put it straight there so you know exactly where it is and you can simply put it back together. Make sure you’ve got tea, coffee and plenty of milk. Don’t be a Matt Black and do it all while still working!

Thinking about it … 3 tips aren’t enough.

But seriously: Some studio fun... So a Musician/Engineer walks into a Studio, and asks the Female receptionist, Karen, to see the owner. She says, he's out right now. The guy says, he'll wait. After 5 minutes, he tells her, “You know you have lovely breasts.” He pulls out two £50 notes and says, “I'll give this to you if you let me see them.” She thinks about it for a while, and says, “What the Hell,” and opens her shirt. The guy throws the £50 notes on her desk. After 5 more minutes, he says “You know, you have a lovely bottom.” He pulls out another two £50 notes and says, “I'll give you this if you dance around the office for me.” Again, she thinks about it for a while, and says, “Why not” and dances around the office for him. He throws her the other hundred. After 5 more minutes he says, “Look, I've got to go. Tell Ed that I was here, okay?” Later on, Ed comes into the studio. The receptionist says, “Your weird, client, friend, Bob, was here, but had to leave.” Ed says, “Oh good! Did he leave me the £200 he owes me?”

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HANGER FARM ARTS CENTRE Spring brings an exciting mix of music, comedy, theatre and entertainment to Hanger Farm, with something for every age and taste. The beautiful converted barn offers plentiful free parking, an art gallery and a café - now open week-days from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am until 1pm, serving light lunches and artisan cakes. Monday 8 April, 1:30pm PONGO’S PARTY - Marty MacDonald’s hit children’s TV show live on stage. Wednesday 10 April, 11am DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE relaxed film screening - All our daytime family films are ‘relaxed’ which means keep the lights turned up a little and the sound turned down a little so they are inclusive for everyone. Friday 12th April PATRICK MONAHAN - #GOALS - Multi-award winning comedian and Edinburgh fringe favourite performs his new stand-up show. We all have life goals make it your goal to come and see this show. Saturday 13th April, JACK LUKEMAN AND LUCAS AND KING - Cutting his teeth on the bohemian busking circuit around Europe and fresh from recent sell-out success in Dublin, Jack Lukeman performs a power mix of vocals. Wednesday 24th April PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER - Taking traditional tunes as the starting point, this ten-year anniversary tour rearranges them with orchestrated and improvised sound to create fascinating works. Friday 26th April UNRAVELLING WILBURYS Celebrating The Travelling Wilburys and Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and George Harrison. Wednesday 8 May DIVORCED, BEHEADED, DIED: AN AUDIENCE WITH HENRY VIII - Written and directed by John White - The year is 1544 and King Henry VIII, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm. Join him as he halts briefly to afford his Loyal Subjects an 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King. Friday 10 May, THE NIGHT THE SHIP WENT DOWN - By Hooper Henry Wake - 107 years after the RMS Titanic came to Southampton, three local

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DREADZONE There is a famous quote which reads ' when you take things for granted, the things you are granted get taken'. Live music is one of the things we sometimes foolishly take as a given. A recent report has shown that over the past decade 35% of all venues in the UK have closed. In this region, we have lost The Cellars (Portsmouth), Notes Cafe, Talking Heads, Mr Kyps (Poole) and now metal haven The Fireshouse is under threat too. There are various reasons for these closures, running costs, noise restrictions, greedy property developers and lack of government support, but perhaps the biggest reason is that there are simply not enough people going to watch live music and supporting these venues anymore. We are fortunate enough to have some superb establishments locally, which cater for all music, tastes but if we do not use them, we will lose them! As always, there are some tantalising attractions coming up over the next couple of months. Helping the good times to flow at THE BROOK will swaggering mod revivalists ‘Secret Affair’, blues feline ‘Samantha Fish’, eccentric lone star ‘Bob Log III’, the Paul Weller endorsed ‘Stone Foundation’, ex Bellowhead lynchpin ‘Jon Boden’, gifted naughty boy dub poet ‘Benjamin Zephaniah’ and some venomously volatile blues rock with ‘Paul Lamb and the King Snakes’. You will also be able to shake a leg to some swinging stomping electro beat jazz with ‘The Electric Swing Circus’ with support from the gloriously uplifting ‘Still Moving DJ's’. There are also some superlative replicas of the greats as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Cream, Bon Jovi, ACDC, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, T Rex, ELO, Foo Fighters, and Fleetwood Mac are given the homage treatment. Get your motors running and head out on the highway to the ENGINE ROOMS where adroit axemen ‘The Showhawk

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Duo’, the anthemic ‘Idlewild’, Psychedelic country soul troubadours ‘The Long Ryders’, electronic punkhop ranters ‘Sleaford Mods’, teenage kickers ‘The Undertones’ and teenage dirt bags ‘Wheatus’ will be regaling the masses. You can also indulge in the appealing pop panache of ‘Shakka’ and dance yourself dizzy to the wonderful ‘Wonderstuff’. THE O2 GUILDHALL welcomes Haywards Heath elite ‘Suede’, zeitgeist rockers ‘Sundara Karma’, nu metallers ‘Papa Roach’, crooner ‘Michael Ball and the ‘Manic Street Preachers’ who will be revisiting their quintessential album this is my truth tell me yours. Silicon messiah ‘Blaze Bayley’, old school blues boys ‘The Billy Walton Band’, versatile plank spanker ‘Chantel McGregor’, post rave treasures ‘Dreadzone’, neo progressives ‘Landmarq and Viriditas’, High voltage sextet ‘Electric Six’ and celestial synth popsters ‘Heaven 17’ will all be strutting their stuff at THE 1865. There you will also have the chance to join punk crew ‘The Members’ and the muchlauded ‘Fat White Family’ for some fun and frivolity. Lo-fi indie urchins ‘Clean cut kid’, hotly tipped quartet ‘Marsicans’, dynamic LA trio ‘Silent Rival’, the fiendishly invigorating ‘Men that will not be blamed for nothing’, hip hop dubsteppers ‘Foreign beggars’, (featuring your nans favourite MC, Orifice Vulgatron!) hard hitting rockers Thumpermonkey’. Cosmic dance troupe ‘Henge’, legendary Irish songstress ‘Eleanor Mcevoy’, extreme metallers ‘Ingested’ and melodic pop punks ‘Joyce Manor’ are all just some of the aces up the sleeves of the JOINERS ARMS (I won’t give up my day job, don’t worry!). You will also be able to behold the clever quirky off kilter sounds and observations of ‘Lauran Hibbard’, ultramelodic ‘Mini Mansions’ and the Piano driven quartet with a Beatles penchant and theatrical tendencies, or ‘Tankus the Henge’ as they are better known. THE MAYFLOWER invites you to enjoy an evening with classical chanteuse ‘Kathryn Jenkins’, belly laughs a plenty with musical funny man ‘Bill Bailey’ and a tsunami of smut with ‘Julian Clary’. Whilst over at the TURNER SIMS HALL ‘Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening’ will be bringing old English tunes to life,

‘Martin and Eliza Carthy’ will be engaging in some dulcet father daughter bonding and pianist ‘Ingrid Filter’ will be filtering Chopin! The circus will be back in town as ‘Take That’ award fans patience at ST MARYS STADIUM, ‘The Xcerts’ will be raising the roof at the Loft and amongst the choices at The Platform Tavern are ‘The True Strays’ ‘Marky Dawson’ and ‘The Voodoo Sheikhs’.

SHOWHAWKE DUO 7 (Fareham), The Red Lion (Stubbington), Arty’s, The White Hart,T he Gypsy Queen (all Gosport) and Jaggs at 119, The Royal Albert, Thatchers, The Jolly Sailor, Edge of the Wedge, The Golden Eagle, The Wine Vaults and The Barley Mow all have regular live bands and may be more to your liking.

The self-proclaimed best underground club and live music venue, HEARTBREAKERS hosts spirited rock vixen ‘Sari Schorr’, energetic Leeds outfit ‘Far Caspian’, uncompromising DIY punks ‘Drahla’ and ‘Jet Ski Babylon’. ‘Rock N Roll Daze’ and ‘The Fix’ will have all your favourite cravings covered at the Swann in Woolston.

Innovative Canadian ‘Joey Landreth’, Quo side project ‘Rhinos Revenge’, the dazzling ‘Artmagic’ Levellers vocalist ‘Mark Chadwick’, Squeeze cool cat ‘Chris Difford’ and some politically driven acoustic rock reggae folk hop with ‘The Undercover Hippy’ will be just the ticket at THE RAILWAY in Winchester. Whilst over at WINCHESTER GUILDHALL the elusive ‘The Men they couldn't Hang’ will be delivering the heartfelt singalongs.

Jazz starlet ‘Stacey Kent’, disco diamond ‘George McCrae’, and veteran vocal harmony group ‘The Platters’ are all checking in at CONCORDE along with Westlife's ‘Brian McFadden’, jazz doodlers ‘The Black cat big band’ and ‘New Orleans Heat’. There are also a host of tribute

Portsmouth’s WEDGEWOOD ROOMS welcomes golden tonsilled Nashville sensation ‘Nicole Atkins’, reformed industrial gang ‘Test Department’ (a band who apparently once included surreal funny man Vic Reeves in their ranks), gifted songwriter ‘Robyn Hitchcock’ and three

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STACEY KENT story, relive ‘One Night of Elvis’, and recall ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ with The Dubliners. THE NEW THEATRE hosts Peoples poet ‘John Cooper Clarke’, Landlord of hope and glory ‘Al Murray’ and the famous ‘Ronnie Scotts all-stars’ who will be celebrating 1959, the year that shaped jazz apparently! At the BOURNEMOUTH BIC you can soak up the aura of ‘Rita Ora’, holler along with opera dude 'Alfie Boe' be in the right place, right time (or wrong place, wrong time! depending on your viewpoint) for ‘Olly Murs’, admire ‘Daniel O Donnell’s’ extensive selection of woolly jumpers, and see Keanes ‘Tom Chaplin’ interpreting the timeless songs of Queen. Over at the PAVILION THEATRE there is more fab four action with ‘The Bootleg Beatles’ and ‘ABC’ will translating the Lexicon of Love and at the OLD FIRE STATION ‘The Polecats’ and a dj set from ‘Bicep’ will be amongst the lures. The dreadlocked ‘Newton Faulkner’, pop jewel ‘Marina’, mask wearing rap rockers ‘Hollywood Undead’, London mc ‘Dave’ (now sadly without Chas) and reggae Jam rocker ‘Damian Jr Gong Marley’ will

Whatever you like, there is something out there for you to take away the winter blues over the next couple of months. acts commemorating the likes of George Michael, The Police, Rod Stewart, Elvis, ELO, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Billie Holliday, Queen, Cher, Madonna, Santana, Barbara Streisand and Tina Turner. If you want loud then go no further than FIREHOUSE, THE ALEXANDRA (both city centre) and THE SWAN (Woolston), but if close up and cosy and intimate is your inclination then places like Browns, The Swan (Woolston),The Orange Rooms, The Stable, The Liberty Bar, The Loft, The Frog and Frigate, Mettricks, The Hop Inn, The Alexandra, The Art House, The Hobbit, Mango No 5, The Windsor Castle, Steam Town Bar (Eastleigh), The Cricketers (Eastleigh), The Horse and Jockey (Curbridge), The Old George (Fair Oak), The Navigator (Swanwick), The Dolphin (St Denys), The Brewery Bar (Botley), The Clockwork Bar (Shirley), The Wheatsheaf (Shedfield), The Kings Head (Wickham), The Bird in Hand

minute ska heroes elect ‘The Selecter’. ‘Thea Gilmore’ will be plugging her new opus Small World Turning, ‘Crystal Tides’ will be making waves and the boys of ‘Limehouse Lizzy’ will be back in town to keep the spirit of Phil Lynott alive. Skiffle gang ‘The Gutter Brothers’ will be getting out their washboards at THE PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL where you will also find Britpop rockers ‘Space’ in the neighbourhood, along with ex verve dynamo ‘Richard Ashcroft’, ‘Ian Mcnabb’, guitar magician ‘Antonio Forcione’ and the ‘Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’. The Pyramids invites you to take a trip back to where it all began for John, Paul, George and Ringo with ‘The Cavern Beatles’ and you would be mad to miss Nutty boy cap doffers ‘It must be Madness’ at the Rifle Club. If nostalgia is your bag then THE KINGS THEATRE is the place for you, you can set aside time for ‘Hancocks Half Hour’, ‘Walk right back’ into the Everly Brothers

be gracing the stage at the O2 Academy where ska treasures ‘The Specials’ will also be back for an encore. Chaplin’s Cellar Bars enticements include the folkfuelled drinking ditties of ‘The Sweetchunks Band’, rockabilly rapscallions ‘The Jimmy Hillbillies’, local ska rogues Rat Race’ and consummate songstress ‘Scarlette Fever’. Finally, the names in lights at The Poole Lighthouse will be reggae survivors ‘UB40’, ‘Nick (son of Roy) Harper’, R n B doo woppers ‘The Drifters’ and voice of Squeeze ‘Glenn Tilbrook’. So, there you have it, I'm sure you will agree that there is something for everyone and now It’s time for us to do our bit by getting out and enjoying some live music in our fabulous venues. Appreciate 'what we have' before it becomes 'what we had'. Keep it live people. Want to meet me? Come and see my bands then.

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Regular readers of these pages will be familiar with a band called Zen Juddhism and the allpowerful musical genius behind it, one Jude Juan Nate. Not content with being in one band, he recently joined another Jimmy B And The Death Rattles - and they've just released an album. Formed a couple of years ago with personnel from Southampton, Fareham and Pompey, they were the last rock band to play the much missed Talking Heads. Citing influences like Nick Cave, Alice Cooper, The Buzzcocks and David Bowie, it's perhaps the latter's career which is informing Jimmy and the gang the most as they describe themselves as a concept band, playing fictional roles in a fantasy world based around "the city of Lux". For live shows, they often take to the stage with contortionists, fireeaters and other performance artists to help tell the story of

Jimmy B and his struggle with drugs and alcohol. It's a tale of misery and addiction, but ultimately redemption and salvation as he leads a motley crew of freedom fighters to overthrow an evil queen bitch and there are plans for an accompanying graphic novel and prose novella by the end of the year to further enhance the Death Rattle experience. If all this sounds a bit like a rock and roll circus, well .. that's because that's precisely what it is. Actually forming to help "Jimmy" recover from real life woes, this is music as therapy, art as reclamation and performance as escape. The album itself is doggedly rocking from the off, with full make-up and legs akimbo. Opener Monkey is straight from The Stooges songbook, while Tallulah sounds like Diamond Dogs era Bowie before the story opens up with the piano-led Meatloavian God Is Here. Other highlights include Numbers (imagine David Bowie and Marilyn Manson's love-child fronting Goldfrapp and you're in the ball-park), We Are Fire (an outand-out stomper with some great guitar noodling and just the right amount of retro keywork) and then things get all Gary Numan on the mostly synthetic The Returned before the album goes full on rock opera with the delightfully bonkers Soul Savers. Ridiculously overblown in the best possible way, as a record Porno Taught Me How To Love is so much fun I can only imagine how much better it would be live.

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BOOKS red & rit They say that change is as good as a rest. This issue, instead of writing about a lot of pages being turned, I’m writing about a lot of words being downloaded and CDs inserted. Audio books are very popular and in this time of fast driving lives on the never-ending motorway of being busy the printed pages are often left behind in the slow lane.

Let’s start with a James Bond prequel. Over the years, several authors have brought new ideas and stories to be part of the 007 franchise, all with permission from the Ian Fleming estate , deals no doubt done over a couple of dry martinis definitely shaken rather than stirred. Anthony Horowitz following on from his 2015 Bond novel Trigger Mortis brings us Forever and a Day (Random House Audio £20.00) set before the events of Casino Royale, we encounter a James Bond pre secret agent 007 who is a little nervous at taking on the responsibility of license to kill. It’s an intriguing and unusual tale that very much drives forward the personality of the iconic agent in tense and exciting ways. The story also incorporates original unused story ideas from Fleming himself. Read in a concise way by Matthew Goode this is an outing for everyone’s secret agent that is a worthy and worthwhile addition to the all that is Bond old and new. One of the publishing events of the year is undoubtedly a Lee Child Jack Reacher book. I have a confession to make, I’ve never read a Jack Reacher novel in fact I still haven’t but I have now listened to one! Past Tense (Random House Audio £20.00) is the twenty third story in this hugely popular series, and I really enjoyed this tale

of the eponymous hero who of no fixed abode as always, finds himself in deepest New England. He sees a signpost that leads to a town, Laconia, where he has never been before which coincidentally turns out to be the birthplace of his father. The adventure begins in this curious place where the present becomes dangerous with throwbacks to a past that feels almost chillingly false; especially when he is told that his father never lived in the aforementioned town. It’s a nail biting story read well by Jeff Harding who has a style of speaking that cautiously envelopes you into the narrative, an uneasy cosiness that adds to the tension of a thriller that creeps up on you, don’t listen too long with the lights out or driving down country roads that have signs to long forgotten locations. A little bit of Terry Pratchett is a good thing, seven BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisations is a full on put your hand into the cookie jar treat fest. On the downside listening to all six plays in one sitting would be overkill, rather like eating all the cookies at once, seemingly a good idea at the time but... treats are best enjoyed in moderation so sit back, have a cuppa (not a cookie!) and dip in now and again. Terry Pratchett: The BBC Radio Drama Collection (Random House Audio £40.00) brings together the range

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and diversity of Pratchett’s imagination, which is brought to life by some magnificent casts including Sheila Hancock, Martin Jarvis and Alex Jennings, most famous these days for his portrayal of Alan Bennett in The Lady in the Van. There are fifteen CDs in this wonderful set, each one should be savoured and time given to relish the genius of Terry Pratchett’s creativity. If you are downloading watch those gigabytes! The cover for Rumpole: On Trial & other stories ( BBC Physical Audio £20.00) took me by surprise, my image of Rumpole is of the well lived man who has enjoyed the odd long lunch over the years, he is the any glass of port to quell a potential storm type of guy. That could be down to the TV adaptations which starred Leo McKern who certainly gave the impression that long and everlasting lunches were the order of the day, every day. John Mortimer’s most famous creation Horace Rumpole was supposedly based on himself and his blind father Clifford who was a probate and divorce barrister. Away from the television, Julian RhindTutt is the fifth actor to take on the part and he brings an energised if slightly flamboyant and edgy Rumpole to the Old Bailey canon. Mortimer’s writing is of course top notch as the narrative drives the

barrister forwards in navigating some unusual situations and we even get to hear Hilda (She Who Must Be Obeyed) Rumpole narrate an intriguing tale of romance and murder which does get rather passionate as she falls for the charms of a smooth talking solicitor. These tales originally broadcast on the radio are expertly realised, written by a craftsman intricately weaving words and sentences together to produce a rich tapestry of tales. An audio book is the perfect companion that can accompany us anywhere, whether it is by CD, Smartphone, PC or tablet, a whole library of the spoken word is waiting to entertain. In a future column we will revisit some more audio delights, next issue the printed word returns… (With special thanks to the She Who Must Be Obeyed of Penguin Random House Helena Sheffield for supplying the audio books and downloads.) visit my blog at www.therewriteman.wordpress.com and check out the entry From New Milton to Soho for an interview with Tom Baker.)

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like er ... hang on ... I think I’ve started this way before? Good. A load to get through this issue so let’s just get stuck in!

LUKE SITAL-SINGH

LUKE SITAL-SINGH A Golden State Whenever I review anything, I try not to look at any promotional material, videos or bio's for the artist, preferring a blank slate as my mindset because I think it helps avoid any prejudice. It's also way more fun afterwards when I do investigate further and find out what other people think of whoever it is I've been listening to. In the case of Luke Sital-Singh's new album, I was instantly struck at how mellow it sounds despite a definite melancholy that pervades throughout. It's an unusual combination of a kind of Sunday morning "easy" vibe mixed with a large dose of gloomy introspection. There's a lot on A Golden State to make you worry about Luke's state of mind at first listen, but as the songs grow and boy, do they grow - you pick up on the sprinkles of humour and realise that he's not actually miserable, just a little less obvious than most up-and-coming artists. Having toured with the likes of Martha Wainwright and Villagers, Luke isn't exactly wet behind the ears though, and this record was born in Portland’s Jackpot Studios, set up by Elliott Smith which feels appropriate given the flavour of the end-product. The music itself is mostly acoustic and downtempo, with Luke's voice projecting itself earnestly across everything, whether singing at his natural pitch or in a highly affective falsetto. The strongest element is his ability to tell a story and convey his

emotions : the lyrics are beautifully crafted throughout and would actually make stunning poetry, should he ever feel the urge to publish. Some artists rhyme for rhyming's sake but Luke never does that and time after time I thought "That's clever" to myself while listening to A Golden State. The Last Day is a good example of what I mean, as he details how he'd like to die - see, I told you he was a bit gloomy. Yet, despite the subject matter, the song is achingly tender and makes my hair stand on end whenever I hear it. It was released as a single last year, while the next one, Los Angeles, is also another stand out, about the city he's recently moved to from Bristol. Swapping Weston-super-Mare for Malibu Beach seems to have prompted its creation, and the song exposes his worries about the upheaval he's going through yet it remains hopeful that he's done the right thing in going there. This is as strong an album I've heard from a singer-songwriter solo artist in a long while and rewards multiple listens. It's definitely a grower and won't have you up and dancing anytime soon, but if you enjoy a more leisurely pace give it a go - it'll be perfect for the summer. You can catch Luke live on Saturday 6 April at Heartbreakers in Southampton.

FONTAINES D.C. Dogrel And now for something completely different .. a five-piece Irish indie band. Hailing from Dublin (the DC stands for Dublin City), Fontaines DC are a young group formed three years ago while the members were still at college and are very, very Irish indeed. Like Lou Reed and New York, Ray Davies with London and The Smiths with Manchester, they write about what they know and where they're from. Honesty is clearly a real touchstone here, with an unashamedly "Oirish" accent singing throughout that goes handin-hand with the subject matter, touching as it does on The Liberties, the old working class area they grew up in. James Joyce is name-checked nicely in one number, while the title of the album, Dogrel, means "crude verse of little value". Having spent most of the last few years playing the pub circuits in Ireland, the UK and, more recently, the US, the boys are practised in the art of "drinking


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and writing poetry and romanticizing it to bits” so Dogrel is an in-joke that shows they're keeping their feet on the ground. From the off, there are many influences at play with the Fontaines DC sound. The frontman, Grian Chatten, throws out a Johnny Rotten-esque roll of the rrr's in the opener, the single Big, as he boasts that his "childhood was small, but I'm gonna be big". It's a relentless, driving statement of a song that's raw, energetic and frenetic .. and that whole vibe continues throughout the rest of the record. Sha Sha Sha feels like a cross between The Artic Monkeys and The Smiths, while Too Real is pure Killers with a Dublin drawl. Joy Division burst through on Television Screen, we're back to the early melancholy of The Smiths on Roy's Tune, before the band pass around the lipstick and backcomb their hair for the bassdriven Cure-fest The Lotts. Chequeless Reckless is pure fifties rock and roll - think Gene Vincent with a touch of The Sex Pistols for good measure and you're about there. The Ramones are next up on Liberty Belle, while the pace is cranked up again on the jangly and more original - Boys In The Better Land, with the excellent line "If you're a rock star, porn-star, superstar .. doesn't matter what you are : get yourself a good car and get out of here". The anthemic closer, Dublin City Sky, is another song that's less homage and more Fontaines, but for me the most interesting track on the album is the driving rocker, Hurricane Laughter, with a relentless rhythm section overlaid with a feedback-heavy electric guitar. It's by far the least derivative track on Dogrel and manages to sum up what the band is about : noise, energy and those inventive Irish lyrics, this time delivered almost as a soundtrack to the rest of the record in the form of a poem set to music. I know that sounds like most songs ever written, but with this one it's deliberately spoken and not sung and yet it works. Telly Savalas eat your heart out ! I'm looking forward to their next album where they should spread their creative wings even more. Fontaines DC are playing The 1865 in December.

FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES End of Suffering Why A Butterfly Can’t Love A Spider is a great song title. It's also the album opener on End Of Suffering, the new release from Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes. With solid punk roots and a penchant for the darker side of rock, Frank Carter's sound is heavy, dramatic and gloomy. There is some light amid the shade on the record in the form of a couple of scorching ballads, but for the most part the signature Rattlesnakes noise is controlled menace - and I like it. The superb Tyrant Lizzard King features Tom Morello of Rage and Audioslave fame on guitar and is a catchy chugger with a completely brilliant, utterly overblown solo, while Heartbreaker cranks up the pace and is as close to a sing-a-long as they get. Lead single, Crowbar, showcases the more theatrical side of the band and manages to be both commercial and authentically punk at the same time. Love Games sounds like a Marilyn Manson grinder, while the hauntingly honest Anxiety reveals another facet of Frank's persona as it deals with his own self-doubt as a man and as an artist. The tongue-incheek humour of Latex Dreams is another stand-out on a richly varied rock album. There's no doubting the credentials on display here, with the record being produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra / Jack Savoretti) with Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails / Queens Of The Stone Age) also mixing what has turned out to be a thrilling ride through rock, punk, grunge and beyond ...

JESSE MAC CORMACK Now Montreal singer-songwriter Jesse Mac Cormack's new album, Now, is a subtle slice of art rock which, for me, instantly conjured up the singular sounds of Talk Talk. With a voice that's remarkably similar to their singer, the sadly recently departed Mark Hollis, Jesse's musical direction is also rather familiar to fans of the new wave band. Now is chockfull of chunky synths, programmed drumbeats and eighties guitar stylings and it's all washed down with that delicate, almost frail vocal delivery which can't help but drag the listener back to the golden age of early electronica. Highlights include Stay, which sounds like it could've been dropped from The Colour Of Spring for being a bit too upbeat, the world-music vibes of title track, Now, and the beautifully moody closer, Nothing Lasts. There's a touch of French art-synth outfit Air and a smidge of Sylvian, but in the end you keep coming back to Talk Talk purely because of the soundalike quality of Cormack's astonishing voice. If you're a fan of the band and wish they'd made a few more records, I would strongly suggest giving this a go.

JOHNNY LLOYD Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds Comparisons with Nick Drake rarely do an artist any favours, but Johnny Lloyd has more chance than most to live up to such high expectations on his brilliantly-titled new album. Mostly acoustic, the record was deliberately crafted within the challenging framework of nailing each number in three takes. The result is an authentic and at times raw altfolk outing with sprinkles of piano and the odd cello to accompany the guitar, harmonica and vocals. Having remarked on the similarities of singers elsewhere in this issue, the theme continues with Lloyd because he sounds exactly like Marc Bolan .. on a Sunday morning, sat quietly in a coffeeshop, gently showcasing some new material to a select bunch of friends and well-wishers. It's perhaps most apposite on the wryly funny I'll Be Me, as Johnny admits "I'll never be the first man to walk upon the moon, I'll never be a rock star who died way too soon". There's a nod to Bob Dylan on Fix, while Mass Shooting deals with a sensitive subject, exploring the reasons why such things happen in the US all the while asking us not to blame the children, but instead to "blame it all on freedom".

KAKKMADDAFAKKA The Rest The Norwegian indie rockers with the ridiculous name are at it again on new single, The Rest, an anthemic outing that reminds me of local heroes, Delays, with plenty of harmonies, a string accompaniment and an undeniably summery, SKINNYalmost LISTER trippy feel. They've been around for about fifteen years and the song is from their sixth album, Diplomacy, which is out now.

MC FLOWDAN Welcome To London Welcome To London is the new single from grime artist, MC Flowdan, and is a haunting, spare slice of modern rap that is undeniably British. "Nobody don't trust nobody that's how we function" is one of the more radio-friendly lines from the track, which opens with the sound of a needle hitting vinyl, lending it an authentic old school vibe. It's tense, it's menacing and it's hypnotic .. you have been warned.

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March Saturday 4th May Rolling Tones Tribute Band – 8:30 PM Sunday 5th May SWAMP STOMP STRING BAND Rockabilly  Friday 10th May BE BOP A LULA Gene Vincent Tribute Band  Saturday 11th May SOUL MONKEY  Friday 24th May DAWG N BONEZ  Saturday 25th May THE OUTFIT  Sunday 26th May DEEP 13  Friday 31st May ALWAYS AFTER EIGHT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BANDS START AT 9pm SUNDAY BANDS AT 4pm

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THE MUSIC BIZ according to Barry Upton

WITH MY ‘LES PAUL’

Barry Upton Our resident pop guru Barry is a multi international hit songwriter/producer/performer. Initially a front singer with Brotherhood Of Man he’s worked with a multitude of household names including being creator of the lovable pop outfit STEPS, penning their massive hit 5678 and with his mate and editor of this ‘ere paper, previously co-hosting the AND Magazine Show on Radio Hampshire. He’s currently a TV & radio presenter and producer in Thailand, still performing and a double #1 Chart buster in 2018 ... twice!

THE ELECTRIC GUITAR ... well, I never knew!

The sexiest instrument on the planet, by far, is the Electric Guitar. It has been a massive part of popular music culture for many decades now and is such a versatile instrument, familiar to just about everyone. I, like most enthusiastic guitar players, have a large collection, some of which are there only to be looked at and admired. There is actually a formula for guitar players to decide how many guitars you actually need. This is … how many guitars you already have + 1. For my 49 years of playing all sorts and makes of electric guitar, the Gibson Les Paul and an almost overused Fender Stratocaster are my ‘go to’ favourites. However, until recently, I never knew that Leo Fender didn’t know how to play guitar. The inventor of the famous guitar brand, which includes the Telecaster and Stratocaster models (favored by Eric Clapton

and Jimi Hendrix, among many others), never learned how to play his own instrument. Fender began as an accountant with a knack for repairing radios, later turning that hobby into a full-time electronics operation. The highly versatile Telecaster, which he developed in 1950, became the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar. The Telecaster was originally named the Broadcaster but there was already a drum set with the same name. There was a period during which there was no name for the guitar and Fender produced guitars with no name on the headstock. These “Nocasaters” are pretty valuable as they are prized collector items. The sounds of the electric guitar made it to outer space. In 1977, both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched into space with remnants of international life and culture onboard. On each vessel was a goldplated phonograph record with 115 sounds and images curated by a team led by astronomer Carl Sagan. Along with selections that included the likes of Bach and Beethoven, Sagan decided to throw in, however controversial it was at the time, Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry, an American Rock’n’Roll anthem defined by its rollicking electric guitar lick. George Delmetia Beauchamp is just as important as Leo Fender and Les Paul. His name may not ring a bell, but Beauchamp designed the first fully functional guitar pickup and secured a US patent for the electric guitar in 1937. The pickup, which converts string vibrations into amplifiable electrical signals, makes an electric guitar work. Without one, there is no electric guitar. Beauchamp was also a founder of the popular Rickenbacker guitar brand alongside his friend and business partner Adolph Rickenbacker. Rickenbackers were often seen in use by both John Lennon and George Harrison in the era of the Beatles, also a ‘go to’ guitar for the classic rock sound of bands such as the Who and The Byrds. Hawaii was key in the development of the electric guitar. There was a giant Hawaiian craze in the 1910s and 1920s, with a rise in popularity of the island’s sounds and culture (as often seen in movies). Integral to Hawaiian music is the Hawaiianstyle steel guitar, which most of early electric guitar development modeled itself after. The first electric guitar was made out of cast aluminum. Hitting the market in 1932, the A-25 was also called the “Frying Pan”. People didn’t like the Les Paul Trio at first. With a thrice-weekly performance slot on NBC’s Fred Waring’s radio program, The Chesterfield Hour, listeners often wrote in to

complain about the “strange and unpleasant sound of the newfangled electric guitar Les Paul was playing”. In the late 1930s, there were many demands to fire him. Today, the Les Paul guitar brand is an essential part of pop culture, and Paul himself is both in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The Beatles made the very first rock record with guitar feedback. 1964’s ‘I Feel Fine’ has a sound at the start that was accidentally discovered by the band and put to use on the single, thanks to their openminded producer George Martin. Pete Townshend turned his guitar into a machine gun. That was the actual sound he went after, slamming his guitars into speaker cabinets and toggling the pickup-selector switch violently. “To me the guitar was a symbol,” explained the Who’s lead guitarist. “It was a metaphor for a machine gun. And the only thing you could do with a machine gun in the 60s was break it across your legs. That’s what I did.” You can hear these specific sonic strategies on songs like My Generation and Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere. Jimi Hendrix’s first Stratocaster was one of Keith Richards’ guitars. The white instrument was given to him by Linda Keith, Richards’ girlfriend at the time. Hendrix had wanted one for years because it was played by two of his biggest idols, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush. Supposedly, it was given to Hendrix without Richards knowing. The highest price paid for an electric guitar at an auction was $959,500 in 2004 for Eric Clapton’s ‘Blackie’ Stratocaster. That is a lot of guitar lessons! The Fender factory keeps busy. They produce nearly 90,000 strings a day. This is about 20,000 miles per year which is enough to circle the globe. They also make about 950 guitar necks per day! Some years they produce over 250,000 guitars. Banjos, mandolins and violins are also made there. In 1950, Leo Fender tested the strength and durability of the guitar necks by balancing the neck between two chairs and standing on it! Talk about love for your guitar. In 2001, Chris Black actually married his Stratocaster. Now that is devotion! Jimi Hendrix’s tombstone has a Fender Stratocaster carved into it. Les Paul was in a car accident in 1948 and he asked the doctor to set his arm permanently in a guitar playing position. Oh yes ... the electric guitar has been an important part of most people’s lives over the last 60 years in one form or another. Long may it continue to be so.

MY ‘FLYING V’

AND MY BELOVED ‘STRAT’ ABOVE LEFT: FENDER STRATOCASTER BELOW: GIBSON LES PAUL


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Good Health! Or ... as they now say in Shirley ...

Bon Sante! There's a new café on Shirley High Street and I'm delighted to report it's a little beauty. With a bright white sign above the door literally wishing everyone "Good health !", Bon Santé opened its doors for business in February and has been going from strength to strength ever since. The white motif is carried through to the interior with funky upcycled furniture and floorboards throughout, but look a little higher up on the walls and you'll see a range of artwork that's both well thought out and far classier than most places on the Shirley strip. Mirroring their menus, the themed pieces present a perfect day from dawn till dusk and are the brainchild of owners Stu and Catherine who wanted to project something a little different for their customers. The music in the café is also key to creating a special vibe and the couple enjoy shaking things up with an eclectic playlist. But you don't go to a place like this for the decor and the sounds, do you - you want to eat, right? Or do you want to eat right? Whether you're looking for a healthy lunch, a veggie or vegan special or a traditional full English, proprietors Stu, Catherine and chef Liz have come up with a wide range to cater, quite literally, for everyone. For a start, there's an excellent childrens' menu featuring halloumi and sweet potato fries as well as the more customary potato version, which you can have straight up or as curly chips. The breakfast options include wraps, sandwiches and rolls as well as a big or small plate of the good stuff, while you can have your eggs any way you want or select something a bit hipper, like avocado or salmon, banana bread toast and a variety of

seasonal berries. There's also a light bites menu with the usual favourites like jacket spuds and doorstep sarnies along with more continental style snacks like panini and homemade soup. The range of meals that are homemade is impressive, including curries, chilli, lasagne and some gorgeous pizzas, including an all-vegan. The burgers come in three different options : Aberdeen Angus, mushroom or Bangkok vegetarian, or you could go for one of two open gallettes Moroccan or Italian - a Portobello slider or an avocado bean boat. Bon Santé also boasts a full liquor license and has a range of draught and bottled beers and ales, or you can choose from a variety of red, white, rose or sparkling wines. Their coffee is beautiful and they take it very seriously, while I can personally testify to their full English breakfast too, with thick back bacon, black pudding, sausages, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, eggs .. am I making you hungry yet ? The team are planning some special events and kicked off recently with a 90s/2000s night, pancake day and a Mothering Sunday afternoon tea promotion where mothers eat for free! There’s even a rumour that Martin will be performing an acoustic set with at least one of the guys from PS Perrystone Hill ... Sofar Sounds style, so don’t miss that! (That’s unexpectedly complimentary of you Rigger. Ed. “I felt obliged ... you bought breakfast.“) For more information, and to keep up to speed with all the events check their Facebook page or just go down and see for yourself - you will not be disappointed.

25 Shirley High Street Southampton SO15 3NL www.facebook.com/ Bon-Sante-Shirley


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The AND Guide to: Finding a GREAT BREAKFAST!

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Apparrently our most talked about feature ... STILL! Which makes me wonder if I should sack everybody? This started as a moan. Me whinging about not knowing more than a couple of decent places to get a decent breakfast... at breakfast time! In time I hope to include everywhere locally that serves a decent breakfast. But if you’re not here my apologies, its down to one of 7 things. Everywhere on this list is open before 9am, it’s a beer, you didn’t tell me, I don’t know about you, I don’t think its any good, I forgot, or you won’t give me a free breakfast (research) Ed :), or it’s a fabulous pickup point for The AND Guide. SOUTHAMPTON

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BIG TONE’S CAFE,, MILLBROOK RD EAST

UPTONS OF BASSETT 351 Winchester Rd, Southampton SO16 7DJ 023 8039 3959

THE ALMA (from 9am) Alma Lane, Upham SO32 1HE

CAFE CREME 31 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DG 023 8023 6616

COFFEE HOUSE High street, Bishops Waltham SO32 1AA 01489 896990

GENTING CLUB (12AM - 3AM) Terminus Terrace, Southampton SO14 3FE 023 8058 1872

VINEYS WHOLESOME FOOD 6 High Street, Botley SO30 2EA 01489 797781

RETRO CAFE, BEDFORD PLACE

THE DOLPHIN (FROM 10AM) High Street, Botley 01489 782014

VINEY’S CAFE & COFFEE HOUSE, BOTLEY

OZZY CAFE Harley Davidson, Heritage House, Second Avenue Southampton SO15 0LP

THE BOAT HOUSE CAFE Swanwick Marina, Swanwick SO31 1ZL 01489 885745

RIVERSIDE DINER 13 Manor Farm Rd, Southampton SO18 1NN 023 8067 7569

THE VILLAGE BAKERY & TEA ROOM 48 Warsash Road, Warsash SO31 9JA 01489 574747

SCHOLARS ARMS 130-132 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU Tel: 02380 225 464 JACKPOT CAFE Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2TD 023 8032 2079

METTRICKS, WOOLSTON

METTRICKS GUILDHALL From 7:30 Mon-Fri, 9am Sat/Sun 1 Guildhall Place, Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7DU Tel: 02380 710583

BON SANTE 25 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO15 3NL facebook/bon-sante-cafe

WHITE SWAN Mansbridge Road, West End, Southampton SO18 3HW 023 8047 3322

METTRICKS WOOLSTON 8 Centenery Plaza, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9UE 023 8084 6176

HALLADAYS TEA ROOMS 6 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB 023 8078 6921

EASTLEIGH & NORTH

CAFE FRESH 9 Market Place Romsey SO51 8NB 01794 522602

SWEET CORNER CAFE 19-23 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF 023 8082 9189

THE RETRO DINER 281 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HT 023 8078 6921

HAM FARM HARVESTER Twyford Rd, Eastleigh 023 8061 9181

THAT LITTLE TEA SHOP 48a The Hundred, Romsey SO51 8BX 01794 519852

SIDEWALK SOUTH 24 High Street, Southampton SO14 2DF 023 8022 2323

CAFE REFLECTIONS 25 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO15 3NL 023 8077 8878

SPEEDY’S BURGER BAR School Lane, Chandlers Ford SO53 4DG 07830 118402

CXO Nelson Gate, Frobisher House, Southampton SO15 1GX 023 8023 8181

GEORGE'S CAFE & RESTAURANT 9 Church Street, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5LG

THE CROMWELL ARMS PUB & HOTEL Mainstone, Romsey SO51 8HG 01794 519515 NICOLA'S TEA SHOP 8 Latimer Street, Romsey SO51 8DG 01794 523009 WEST BIG BLUE CAFE New Forest Enterprise Centre, Chapel Lane, Totton SO40 9LA 023 8066 6608 THE HEATH Beaulieu Rd, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton SO45 5PW 023 8084 2275 NICE NOSH 50 Rumbridge Street, Totton SO40 9DS 023 8087 0242 THE PILGRIM INN Hythe Road, Southampton SO40 4WU 023 8086 7752 THE HIDEAWAY 183 Hampton Lane, Blackfield 074 2907 86617 CAFE PARISIAN 64 High St, Lyndhurst SO43 7BJ 023 8028 4546 HOCKEY’S FARM SHOP CAFE South Gorley, Fordingbridge SP6 2PW (8am - 6pm) 01425 652542

THE ADMIRAL SIR LUCIUS CURTIS Canutes Pavilion, City Centre, Southampton SO14 3JS 023 8038 8940 CAFFE MOMENTO Unit 2 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP 023 8023 3717 THE SQUARE ARTISAN CAFÉ 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7NN 023 8031 9007 WHITE STAR TAVERN, Oxford Street Southampton SO14 3DJ0 023 8082 1990 RETRO CAFE 34 Bedford Place SO15 2DG 0782 890 8382 SELCO Millbrook Industrial Estate, Second Avenue, Southampton SO15 0ND 023 8052 2850

THE FORUM DELI Solent Busines park, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AD BAKERY Whiteley Shopping, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7PD 01489 564 445

STAKKS PANCAKE HOUSE Marlands Centre (Upstairs), Southampton SO14 7SJ 023 8178 3660

KATE'S CAFE LOUNGE 227 Portswood Road, Southampton SO15 2NF 023 8058 1872

EAST

SAINSBURYS HEDGE END Tollbar Way, Hedge End SO30 2Uh SAINSBURYS SHIRLEY 1 Redcar Street, Southampton SO15 5LL SAINSBURY'S PORTSWOOD 224 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2LB

PETER GREEN COFFEE SHOP School Lane, Chandlers Ford SO53 4DG 023 8026 9011 BAY LEAVES LARDER 87-91 Hiltingbury Road, Chandlers Ford SO53 5NQ 023 8025 2310 HURSLEY CAFE 4 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2FU 023 8025 2550

THE YELLOW WELLY Shamrock Quay, SO14 5QL 023 8022 3535

KAT’S KAFE 5 High St, Eastleigh SO50 5LB 023 8178 1211

WOOLSTON CAFE 40 Portsmouth Road, Woolston SO19 9AD 023 8044 0918

THE COFFEE CORNER Boyatt Shopping Centre, Eastleigh SO50 4QP 023 8061 4654

PIGGYS 26 Victoria Road, Woolston SO19 9DX 023 8178 2059

THE WAGON WORKS 28 Southampton Road, Eastleigh SO50 9F 023 8062 2670

ANNIES CAFE 14 Portsmouth Road, Woolston SO19 9AA 023 8042 1200

ASDA Bournemouth Road, Eastleigh SO53 3YJ

CENTRAL COFFEE Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NF

CONCORDE CLUB, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO50 9HQ 023 8061 3989

ROMSEY

BERT & ERNIE’S CAFE & TEAROOM Unit 8, Shedfield Nursery & Equestrian, Botley Road, Shedfield SO32 2HN THE NAVIGATOR 286 Bridge Road, Lower Swanwick SO31 7EB 01489 572123 JENNY’S CAFE High Street, Hamble-le-Rice SO31 4HA 023 8045 5771 THE BUS STOP CAFE Hound Farm Hound Road, Netley Abbey SO31 5FS TESCO Hamble Lane, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8GN LILLY'S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE The Square, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5JQ 01329 830305 WESTLANDS FARM SHOP Westlands Farm, Pricketts Hill, Shedfield SO32 2JW 01329 833832 COAST TO COAST (FROM 9AM) Unit 4, Shopping, Whitely, Fareham PO15 7PD FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD 164a Southampton Road, Fareham, PO14 4PP 01489 589056

BURGER/KEBAB VANS ETC BAGUETTE BOX - BEEFEATERS BANQUET B&Q Car Park, Shakespear Road, Eastleigh SO50 4SF 074 1569 8584 (we think?)


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Local TV Presenter Michael Kurn, Launches First Book

by Andy Lai

University hosted Qipao Fashion Show hailed as a great success!

TV Presenter and Southampton Ambassador Michael Kurn has come a long way since his paper round in Durley and his time playing football in the Tyro League. Regular AND readers will know this of course because we’ve shared his journey in every issue since 2014 via his column on page 39. Now presenting the Premier League across the globe, his latest venture has taken him into the world of publishing with the release of his first book. How does he fit it all in? Read on…

Desire Dream Vision follows Michael’s career from wanting to become a professional footballer to reporting on his first Premier League game in 2014. Using his journey the book will show you how to put a plan into place to achieve the success you desire. The book has been four years in the making. Since taking the stage for his first guest speech at his old school Wyvern College in Fair Oak in 2015. His Desire Dream Vision talk has evolved and to date has inspired thousands of people across the globe and now be put in to a book. The launch was held at Peter Cooper Volkswagen in Hedge End and in a packed showroom Michael shared his vision for inspiring the next generation to follow their dreams.

The first Qipao* Show at Solent University on 15 February was viewed as a great success by organisers, contestants and audience alike. The show was organised by Southampton Qipao and Culture Association in partnership with Jiang Qipao, Wisdom Foundation and Solent University.

Reddy, Unity 101’s Ram Kalyan Kelly and even our own editor Martin. The programme was begun by the Chinese dragon followed by the Jiang Qipao 2019 new Qipao design dresses, with over 50 model contestants from Southampton, Liverpool, Dorset, Bournemouth and Germany participating in the show. Audiences were captivated by a fantastic display of Chinese Qipao couture in the show and also the Group performances. To the sound of upbeat music, all eyes were on the catwalk as the spectatcle began. The first round was the Elegance group and the second round the Youth Group and Family Group. It was amazing to see all the contestants wearing Qipaos performing so well and elegantly on the stage. Particularly when for some, it was their first ever fashion show. The winning Qipao design by the Art and Fashion Design students at the Solent University saw winner

A total of around 250 invited guests attended, including local dignitaries The Mayor of Southampton, Cllr Stephen Barnes-Andrew and The Mayoress, The Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Bruce Tennent and The Mayoress, Mr Deputy Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr Lawrence Williams, Lord of Westbury, Mr. Stephen Young, Miss UK Diamond Aryana Vashisht, Cllr Daniel Fitzhenry, local author Samuel

“For me Desire Dream Vision is more than a book. It’s a philosophy. The book sets out a clear path to help you achieve any goal or ambition. Using my experiences, the book lays it all out highlighting the highs and lows of what it takes to make it. A book is a great medium to inspire someone and it opens the door to imagination. “I want Desire Dream Vision to make a difference … books change lives and can open the door to imagination” One way in which It already has is via his Sponsor A Book Scheme. So far over 300 books have been sponsored by local business that will be donated to young people

Aleksandra Krusina awarded an internship placement at Jiang Qipao in Chengdu China, including flight tickets and accommodation. Congratulations also to Millie Baker who was awarded Miss Champion of Youth Group and Mia McDonald from Germany who was named Miss Champion of Elegant Group. Thanks to the Solent University for hosting the event, our wonderful special guests and all the members of the audience who turned out to support and enjoy a wonderful show including many who went home with ‘lucky draw’prizes. For more information visit:

southamptonqipao.com wisdom-foundation.com

across Hampshire and the UK. “I am overwhelmed by all the support so far. With still so many local business keen to get behind the book I’m very confident we will hit our 1,000 book target for the Sponsor A Book Scheme.” To get your hands on your copy visit:

desiredreamvision.com Pics from left: 1) Darren Cooper and Michael celebrating the launch. 2) Colin Phillips interviews Michael to find out what Desire Dream Vision is all about. 3) DDV Connect members left to right Jayne Morris, Tracy Bevis & Lara Bull. 4) Family affair Michael with his dad and sister at the launch Karl Kurn and Laura Street

*Qipao refers to a one-or-two piece dress of Chinese origin. It is often seen as the quintessential Chinese national dress. Pics from left: 1) Me (looking particularly smart Andy! Ed) 2) Dignatories applaude the catwalk 3) Exquistie hand embroisered dress with peacock crown 4) Chinese ladies from Jiang Chapau Prestige Club Liverpool parade their banner 5) Me with my guests Martin and Samuel Reddy.


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Southampton meet Hitch. Rock’s new dog loving star with a Southampton band. Debut Album: Rock Nation HITCH THE ENIGMA. The man is full of mystery and contradiction. Why would you want to turn your back on a nice career and a safe, harmonious life to delve instead into the shark infested world of the music business. Even worse, why would you do it mid life when you’ve got your life ‘sorted’.

HITCH THE DREAMER. He had a dream to be a Rock singer and decided at a fairly late stage in life to realise that dream. The dream is taking shape unquestionably and emphatically. He has just released his debut album ‘Rock Nation’ to some critical acclaim. It has taken the best part of four years, fights, tears and finance to reach fruition but its finally here.

HITCH THE ROCKER. Speak to the man and you quickly learn that he has a very eclectic taste in music but Rock is his true love. His passion and his desire to make great Rock music for the masses is undeniable. “I love Rock music, Classic Rock to Industrial. I grew up with all the Seventies stuff and I am just as enamoured with the modern Rock bands of this generation.” His enthusiasm for the genre is infectious. He speaks about his

music with a fervour that would be a lesson to any budding 18 year old musician just starting out.

HITCH THE LOVER He loves life. All life. Animals and humans play an equal part in his existence. Several years ago at his home in Cyprus, he and his wife decided to set up a safe haven for stray dogs. It has grown from strength to strength and now houses between 50-100 dogs at any given time. They are cared for and eventually found ‘forever homes’ in all corners of the world. It’s a rewarding but time consuming and financially draining job. Hitch’s recording proceeds will go towards The animal sanctuary which is known as MERLIN’s HAVEN.

HITCH THE TRAVELLER. He comes from a sea faring family. He could sail before he could walk. “I love Southampton, I spent a lot of time here”. He remembers fondly, sailing on the Solent, the Boat show and of course all the pubs around Southampton and Hamble. Now years later he is back to rehearse in Southampton and prepare for the launch of his album ‘Rock Nation’. The band are all local lads who have been around the block and played around the world with some very famous names indeed. “Southampton was an easy choice”

says Hitch. “My producer Clyde Ward (aka W3) lives here and so does my band. Add to that Kuti’s Curry house and the local ale and its game on. Easy decision”

HITCH THE FIGHTER. Not the kind of man to take ‘No’ for an answer, Hitch has set himself a goal. Despite the Music Industry changing into a ‘Reality’ driven business, underpinned by faceless men with spreadsheets and clueless opinions, he is still ‘up for the fight’. “Music belongs to the people, we need to take it back” Hitch storms, “If there is enough of us, a nation of us, we can at least give it a good go”. Naive? Maybe. Impossible? You tell him! This is man who has spent his life proving people wrong. I’m keeping out of the way.

HITCH - LIVE So finally, all the talk stops and Hitch has to deliver, live. We are at the Half Moon in Putney where the ghosts of heroes past have all been. Hendrix, Clapton, The Beatles and so on. The Band takes the stage and the lights drop. Hitch enters and delivers a Blitzkrieg set that sends the crowd into a frenzy. His vocals are faultless and its obvious that the man is having the time of his life. He prowls around the stage, fist raised, snarling out the lyrics. The Band are on fire too and it makes for a great show. Rock Nation is the song of the night and Hitch has just recruited most of the crowd for his ‘New Army’. This was a special moment and a privilege to be part of. Hitch might not be everyone’s cup of tea but then name me a musician who is? Hitch is more Marmite than Jam. He divides opinions completely. Love him - hate him - you can’t ignore him.

From left: Guitar: Joedy Rose (Summers), Drums: Andy Pope (Motorhead dep), Bass: Kev Moore (The Sweet/Saxon/Witch Cross etc etc), Keys: Joe Ward (U96, Dr Dre). All Southampton musicians.

Listen to him here and make your own mind up.

www.hitchrocks.com


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VENUE SPOTLIGHT The London

THE LONDON HOTEL, 2 TERMINUS TERRACE, SOUTHAMPTON SO14 3DT

023 8071 0652 | www.the-london.co.uk

The London Hotel, 2 Terminus Terrace, Southampton SO14 3FD

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Traditional Pub open daily, serving food in the day and with Drag Artists, DJs Thursday to Sunday evenings. Attitude Free everyone welcome. Safe Space.

Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor Intl Day Against Homophobia with DJ Lucinda, Cabaret with Rose Garden & Phil Lawrence & Special Guests SJ Stuart J Drag Act Miss Penny

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Tel: 02380710652 www.the-london.co.uk

Public House dating back to the early 1900's with historical links to Titanic and the docks. Dog Friendly up to 7pm (usually too busy for our 4 legged friends after that time)

Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor DJ Lucinda & Drag Trio The Vixens DJ Claire Drag Artist Lucinda Lashes

This is a pub in a very busy part of Southampton (Oxford Street) which has many good restaurants and bars, but the London Hotel is popular with a varied pub/British menu, friendly, with a great atmosphere.

Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor DJ Lucinda & Drag Act Lola Lasagne

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LIVE entertainment often 4 times a week including International

Drag Artistes, DJ Karaoke and vocalists. FOOD A wide selection of Quality Pub Lunches, made to order. Many ingredients sourced locally. Sunday Roasts very popular and please ask for the Gluten Free, Vegetarian options DRINK A wide variety of drinks you would expect in our traditional surroundings. Real Ales, a wide selection of spirits and a lovely wine list to choose from. All served by our friendly team behind the bar CABARET The London Hotel prides itself at being a little different from other venues in Southampton, we host International Drag Artists each week as well as Karaoke, DJs and vocalists THURSDAY TO SUNDAY is when it all happens and changes weekly, see listings for details. You wont be disappointed. The London Hotel was built in 1907 on the site of an older pub. Its ornate green tiled

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Beguiling, inspiring and a world renowned creative mind and political activist, Benjamin Zephaniah is one the nations best loved poets and writers. With music that doesn’t date, this alternative dance solution has been loved for over decades. As front-man, MC Spee leans on his cane, a relatable image for any old-school raver, they generate a unique mixture of Roots music and an atmosphere of a 90s rave scene, that creates timeless music filled with reggae blood pumping through its veins. However, this man has no limits to talent and on Sunday May 26th, he dons The Brook stage with his band The Revolutionary Minds, with a Reggae and Dub Poetry vibe, which will have you dancing Rasta style whilst also thinking about how to make the world a better place!! This man makes words make a difference and has inspired many of the new generation of rappers with his passion for politics, poetry and music. This gig will be bursting with energy, a bit of cheek and absolute ’griot'. And joining Benjamin as support for the night is Amy True, an exciting, free thinking British born, London based, Irish/Ugandan poet, rapper, singer songwriter who creates conscious Hip Hop, Soul & Jazz in a variety of ways. She's supported acts like Rodney P, Black Twang, Slum Village, illa J, Mos Def, Immortal Tech, RA Da Rugged Man & Public Enemy to name a few. Such an exhilarating combination of music and perfect for a bank holiday weekend!!

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As a regular project Steve works with Winchester’s gifted International concert hall trio The Spitfire Sisters for who he is also the resident pianist and co-songwriter with band member Louisa Revolta (Not seen them? Do! Fantastic entertainment although you might have to shine your shoes as they tend to do proper venues such as Wilton's Music Hall London, Theatre Royal Winchester, Concorde, Maltings at Fareham and even The Orient Express). Together they offer a bespoke songwriting service and over the years have written a wealth of material, including commissions for Rolls Royce, Winchester Cocktail Week and Mary Berry. Most recently he’s recorded 3 new tracks for local keyboard legend and one of my hero’s Don Shinn. (MeddyEVILS, The Soul Agents, James Taylor and Elkie Brooks etc. He’s also cited as a major influence on the late Keith Emerson) in fact Don was one of the first people to encourage me to continue with jazz harmonica back in the 80’s. I probably owe him a pint ... or 3! Expect to hear those new tracks on AND RADIO as soon as I’m allowed) The tracks, with vocals by Louisa, are for inclusion on Don’s forthcoming 1969 album reissues on Sunbeam records.

These days everyone has a recording studio in their phone or laptop. But for those of us not blessed with the know-how to make a professional sounding recording there are of course … ‘professional’ studios. In the Southampton region we are blessed with many. Some are superb. I've recorded sessions at dozens, both for my own projects and as a session player for others so please trust me when I tell you ‘they are not all the same’. So unless you have to, don’t make your choice simply on budget. All studios have their own particular expertise and fields of interest and I encourage anyone interested in hiring one, to take this into account. Do the research before choosing for that all important recording. None of them (certainly not the good ones) are cheap. Value for money … yeah … and many will do deals to find a price that you can afford while still allowing them to do the job properly. Most of the engineers and producers that I know … and many are close mates … are a pretty fastidious bunch, but understand the constraints of budget. So talk to them before committing your hard earned cash. All studios are unique in their own special way. Yes the equipment is pretty similar but all the engineers, producers and studio owners (usually the same person) will be different, with their own likes, expertise and style. So … and I’ve said this already … talk to them. You will find most, treasure troves of ideas and experiences that really can help your project. Nowhere is the phrase ‘treasure trove’ more appropriate than at Vintage Keys Studio on the edge of The New Forest, run my old mate and keyboard genius Steve Christie. His studio setup is home to one of the largest working collections of rare and collectable organs and keyboards in the world. An absolute ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of rare pianos and keyboards to compliment his modern kit. A museum even. He’s even got a 1941 Hammond Solovox and a 1938 RCA Beat Frequency Oscillator! Never heard of them? Me neither. They’re true musical oddities, but they still play and he still records them! Google them. It’s worth a visit just to see them all. More importantly one might just be that missing ingredient that helps your music stand out from the rest. But if you’re simply a traditionalist, I’m not sure there are many local studios with a sweeter grand piano than Steve’s stunning 1911 Steinway. As a musician Steve is a rarity. Perfect pitch, he can pretty much play anything he hears … or heard … once upon a time in a land far away … immediately. He’s even able to transcribe the most complex harmonies from any recording, which he does regularly for clients around the world. You hum it and he’ll play it. Useful if you’re on a tight schedule, or not been able to work out those fab tunes in your head. In addition to recording in person, Vintage Keys also offer remote recording. “We can produce bespoke Piano and keyboard tracks, backing tracks, ensemble recordings with session musicians if required” says Steve. “Our team can help with all aspects of music making, including songwriting, arranging, transcriptions and even scoring. We work for clients around the world, providing recordings for sample libraries, as well as multi-mic piano and keyboard recordings for multitrack insertion” And of all those ancient pianos? “Whilst we recognise the need to keep up with modern digital recording standards, we have a relaxed, informal studio atmosphere that uses as much analogue and refurbished vintage equipment as possible. Vintage was inspired by Joe Meek's (Tornadoes) famous 304 Holloway Road studio and iconic studios such as Abbey Road and Olympic. We’ve spent many years perfecting our sound, trying to move away from clinical recordings with digital

So, if you’re looking for a unique local studio with a relaxed feel, yet facilities and expertise in abundance, you can’t really go wrong with Steve and his set-up. As my parting shot … consider this. Who wouldn’t want to use a studio operated by someone that learned the trade from studio gods

THERE ARE RECORDING STUDIOS But there is only one ‘Vintage’ recording studio Tony Visconti and George Martin? Someone that understands the trials of the gigging musician and the emotions of us delicate songwriters? All studios, to a better or worse degree, offer the same thing ... mics, recording desks, software etc. etc. ... but only one studio includes Steve. Vintage Keys Studio.

effects, to a natural, warm analogue sound. Our experience has shown us that the key to successful, great sounding recording, is to trust your ears.” While not alone in the ‘geek ear’ studio asset department, combine it with Steve’s experience, and Vintage Keys Studios’ bar rises to a height only a few can match. During the 1990’s as assistant engineer to Giles Martin at London’s world famous Air Studios, he worked on classical and film scores with John Luard Timperley and Geoff Foster… on pop with Simply Red, Black Crowes, Mark Knopfler, Elastica and Matt Berry, learning from production legends Gus Dudgeon, Greg Penny, Tony Visconti, Michael Vecchio and even ‘the 5th Beatle’ George Martin. Once mischievously winding up dear old Sir Elton by asking him who he was! (On reflection, that might have been a story for my ears only?) He’s also done TV work such as Space Precinct and The Word (on which he played the simple piano riff when the people in charge of the music realised they had all the equipment to do it, but had neglected to learn the keyboard part! Mmm… that might have been another for my ears only. Too late now!)

"I was looking for a piano track and searched the web for someone who could record remotely and send me the WAV file. Steve from Vintage Keys did a beautiful piano track for me. I will definitely use again." Danny Hooper (Piano recording for Singer/Songwriter) "Thank you very much for the tracks, they are absolutely excellent. Thank you again Steve for the astounding musical pieces that you have made" Stefano (Piano reductions of David Bowie songs with transcriptions of Mick Ronson guitar solo) "Awesome Hammond playing, sir! It has enhanced our album beyond words! Thank you!" Boz (Prog rock Hammond Organ recording - very loud and growlly!)

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WEDNESDAY 3RD MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Comedy About A Bank Robbery NUFFIELD THEATRE 51 City /The Remains of the Day Dad’s Army Radio Show THE CONCORDE CLUB Charity Jazz & Soul Evening in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust THE JOINERS, SOTON CLT DRP & Libra Libra THE BROOK, SOTON UFO ‘Last Orders’ WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Drenge THURSDAY 4TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Comedy About A Bank Robbery NUFFIELD THEATRE 51 City /The Remains of the Day David Gower: On The Front Foot BERRY TH’RE, H/E Aladdin Kids TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Wessex Dance Academy THE CONCORDE CLUB Ladies Lunch with Jenny Mallin The Tina Turner Experience LEPE C/P Live at Lepe - Launch of live Music at The Lookout

THE JOINERS, SOTON Marsicans 1865, SOTON The Billy Walton Band BELGIUM & BLUES South American Food and Wine Night Citizens of Everywhere TTO PAVILION B’MOUTH Totally Tina NTR, P’MTH A Brave Face WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Arcades KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Walk Right Back SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged Comedy Club 4 Kids PLATFORM, SOTON Gaslight Sessions THE LONDON Karaoke with Cherry Liquor

THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Skyfall NTR, P’MTH Dinosaur World Live WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Southsea Beerex P’MTH GUILDHALL The Gutter Brothers SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged DUKE OF WELLINGTON £40 Bob & The Bobcats PLATFORM, SOTON Mark Dawson & Derek Nash SAINTS FC V Liverpool - H THE LONDON DJ Cherry & Entertainment Miss Penny BIRD IN HAND, F’H Bifrost

FRIDAY 5TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Comedy About A Bank Robbery NUFFIELD THEATRE 51 City /The Remains of the Day BERRY TH’RE, H/E A Dog’s Way Home TURNER SIMS TH’RE Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening HANGER FARM TH’RE Mini Mouth Show / Mega Mouth Show TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Young Theatre Royal Easter Showcase O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON BSO - The Great British Sing THE CONCORDE CLUB Edwin Starr’s Band The Team BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Caravan and Motorhome Show ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Bats and Burgers / Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ROBIN HOOD, SHOLING The Spoils ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Resurrection + Oas-is THE JOINERS, SOTON Stand Atlantic THE STAGE DOOR Solve-Along A Murder She Wrote THE BROOK, SOTON Bon Giovi 1865, SOTON Blaze Bayley THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Tenderlore + Daniel Everett MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt C/F CENTRAL CLUB Soul Patch

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Comedy About A Bank Robbery NUFFIELD THEATRE 51 City /The Remains of the Day TURNER SIMS TH’RE Bob Reynolds Group THE CONCORDE CLUB The Ratpackers BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Caravan and Motorhome Show ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Bats and Burgers LAKESIDE RAILWAY Great Whitsun Sale Weekend MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club THE JOINERS, SOTON Henge THE STAGE DOOR Manford’s Comedy Club THE BROOK, SOTON Hendrix, Clapton & Cream by Voodoo Room 1865, SOTON The Members THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Matthew Smith and Friends THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH The Undercover Hippy Fruit Juicer DJs NEW FOREST INN, ASH’T Rooster THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Loose Chippings FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Comedy Tonight Laughter Live! Comedy Club PAVILION B’MOUTH Some Guys Have all The Luck

SATURDAY 6TH

PAVILION B’MOUTH Grandma’s Attic Antique & Collectors Fair Collabro PYRAMIDS, P’MTH Portsmouth Tattoo Fest THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Groovemeist NTR, P’MTH Dinosaur World Live WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Southsea Beerex P’MTH GUILDHALL Fastlove / Bexley’s Brilliant Birthday SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged PLATFORM, SOTON John Crampton LORD NELSON, HYTHE The 46 AFC BOURNEMOUTH V Burnley - H PORTSMOUTH FC V Wycombe Wanderers EASTLEIGH FC V AFC Fylde - A AFC TOTTON V Cirencester - H THE LONDON DJ Stuart J SUNDAY 7TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Henning Wehn NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE Easter Bunny Hop Bounces Back! TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Young Theatre Royal Easter Showcase THE CONCORDE CLUB New Orleans Heat BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Caravan and Motorhome Show ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE BROOK, SOTON Bob Log III MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Boudicin 80s Rock Band THREE TUNS, R’SEY Cinnamon Jazz PAVILION B’MOUTH Grandma’s Attic Antique & Collectors Fair The Solid Silver 60’s Show PYRAMIDS, P’MTH Portsmouth Tattoo Fest

THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Average Blues Band NTR, P’MTH Believe KINGS THEATRE P’MTH A Celebration of Musicals SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged / Salisbury Big Band PLATFORM, SOTON Stripped Down Jazz THE LONDON Drag Act Martha D’Arthur BIRD IN HAND, F’H Hungry and the Hunted MONDAY 8T1H MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rocky Horror Show NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City HANGER FARM TH’RE Pongo’s Party Movie Monday: Bohemian Rhapsody TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Out of The Vortex ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Anteros 1865, SOTON Ukulele Open Jam Night MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt PAVILION B’MOUTH ABC The Lexicon of Love SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged TUESDAY 9TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rocky Horror Show NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TH’RE ROYAL W’CH The Amazing Bubble Man THE CONCORDE CLUB Live Jazz with Shirley Morgan ++ ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Talking To Ted Bundy THE JOINERS, SOTON Eleanor McEvoy MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

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NTR, P’MTH Smack That WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Earthborn Kings SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged PLATFORM, SOTON English Tunes Session EASTLEIGH FC V Leyton Orient - A AFC TOTTON V Winchester - A WEDNESDAY 10TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rocky Horror Show NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Ian McKellen HANGER FARM TH’RE Movie for Kids: Duck, Duck, Goose THE CONCORDE CLUB Harry Allen Band ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm LEPE C/P Family Bushcraft MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Shakka MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Gosport Gang Show THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Kev Jackson NTR, P’MTH Status WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Nicole Atkins P’MTH GUILDHALL Southcoast Comedian of the Year - The heats / Led Zeppelin Masters SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged THURSDAY 11TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rocky Horror Show NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City NT Iive: All About Eve Misha Glenny: McMafia TH’RE ROYAL W’CH David Baddiel’s Animalcolm THE CONCORDE CLUB Streisand: The Music, The Lady, The Legend ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm LEPE C/P Seashore Safari MOORS VALLEY C/P Owls at Moors Valley MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Mauvey 1865, SOTON Chantel McGregor + Feliz Rabin THE LOFT, SOTON Odd One Out Tour: Girli MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE GOSPORT GANG SHOW NTR, P’MTH Ile La Wa (We Are Home) P’MTH GUILDHALL Willne And Stephen Tries SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged / Where The Land Ends THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FRIDAY 12TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rocky Horror Show

NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City BERRY TH’RE, H/E The Jungle Book HANGER FARM TH’RE Patrick Monahan TH’RE ROYAL W’CH David Baddiel’s Animalcolm O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Sundara Karma THE CONCORDE CLUB ELO Beatles Beyond ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Family Bushcraft / Climb A Tree MOORS VALLEY C/P Close Encounters in the Ranger Den MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON The Long Ryders + The Hanging Stars THE JOINERS, SOTON Ingested THE LOFT, SOTON The Xcerts THE STAGE DOOR The Smokin Prophets THE BROOK, SOTON Secret Affair 1865, SOTON The Correspondents THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Jon Hart + Billy Watmaln THE LOFT, SOTON The Xcerts, Paris Youth Foundation THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Flight Brigade / Disco’s Revenge Party NEW FOREST INN, ASH’T The Ed Martin Duo MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Somethin’ Else FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Gosport Gang Show PYRAMIDS, P’MTH The Cavern Beatles THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Loose Chippings NTR, P’MTH Hormonal Housewives WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH / Comedy Club BSO; Echoes of Home / Antonio Forcione SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged / Matt Pang: Long Shot DUKE OF WELLINGTON Shamrock Keys PLATFORM, SOTON Bob Pearce Blues Band THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Cabaret with Mary Mac BIRD IN HAND, F’H Diesel Poets SATURDAY 13TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rocky Horror Show NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long BERRY TH’RE, H/E The Jungle Book HANGER FARM TH’RE Jack Lukeman & Lucas and King TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Brainiac Live! O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Papa Roach ‘Who Do You Trust? UK Tour’ THE CONCORDE CLUB Brian McFadden’s Soul Jam ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS CLIMB A TREE MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs!

ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Warehouse 003 Kenny Dope + Todd Terry THE JOINERS, SOTON Reminders THE BROOK, SOTON Dirty DC 1865, SOTON Hundred Watt Club - Burlesque & Vaudeville THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON James Hook EP Launch NEW FOREST INN, ASH’T Queen Gala Night with Pure Queen MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt ROMSEY ABBEY Romsey Singers C/F CENTRAL CLUB Sounds 2k Disco KINGS HEAD W’HAM Rock The Joint THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Parallel Lines B WALTHAM SOCIAL CL Toast FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Gosport Gang Show BIC B’MOUTH Alfie Boe THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Defectors NTR, P’MTH Dr John Cooper Clarke WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Smyths KINGS THEATRE P’MTH In The Night Garden P’MTH GUILDHALL Space SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged Stuart Goldsmith: End Of Pete Harris Blues Band SAINTS FC V Wolverhampton Wanderers - H AFC BOURNEMOUTH V Brighton & Hove Albion PORTSMOUTH FC V Rochdale - H EASTLEIGH FC V Gateshead - H AFC TOTTON V Bideford AFC - H THE LONDON DJ Neil Sackley SUNDAY 14TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE An Evening with Alfie Boe NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City The King and I: From The London Palladium TURNER SIMS TH’RE Sing Into Spring TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Steeleye Span THE CONCORDE CLUB John Maddocks Jazzmen ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Climb A Tree MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE JOINERS, SOTON Silent Rival 1865, SOTON Revolution Pro Wrestling MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festival BIC B’MOUTH Legends Live 2019 PAVILION B’MOUTH BSO - Musical Artistry THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Supergrooves

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APRIL 04 Billy Walton Band

TEENAGE KICKS LIVE

11 Chantel McGregor

Big Country, Toyah Willcox and The Blockheads

12 The Correspondents

A celebration of 10 years on air for their iconic show.

05 The Members 06 Blaze Bayley

14 Revolution Pro Wrestling 19 Amy Winehouse Experience

Big Country, Toyah & The Blockheads plus Steve Power playing the best tunes from this golden generation. It’s the alternative side of the 70s & 80s - LIVE! A night 40 years in the making - so you know it’s gonna be good!

13 Electric Six 15 Blaenavon 19 IT & Quiet Wish 23 Skatalites

20 Dreadzone

“Amazing gig, electrifying performance from the whole band!” Songkick

21 Such Gold

MAY

25 (Daytime) Southampton Record Fair

26 Tributes to Human

01 Fat White Family

25 Gong

03 Tribute to Duran Duran

26 Heaven 17 29 Steely Scam

Southampton Record Fair

04 Big Country Toyah Wilcox Blockheads

27 Uptown Top Rankin

10 UK SUBS

28 Landmarq

11 Butterfly Collective

League & OMD 27 (Daytime)

• High quality d&b audio PA system

• Chamsys controlled lighting rig

• Stage, dance floor & balcony area

• Two licensed bars

24 Ozomatli

30 Mostly Autumn


KINGS THEATRE P’MTH In The Night Garden P’MTH GUILDHALL Remembering The Movies SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged PLATFORM, SOTON Foot/Long THE LONDON Drag Act Pat Clutcher BIRD IN HAND, F’H Black Smoke Rebellion MONDAY 15TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Solid Silver 60s NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Climb A Tree MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Idlewild HEARTBREAKERS, SOTON The Hard Aches 1865, SOTON Big Band Mondays MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festival WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH aAnd? P’MTH GUILDHALL Ant Middleton SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged

TUESDAY 16TH

WEDNESDAY 17TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE An Evening of Eric and Ern NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City Roverang 2019 and the Legend of the Stage Door BERRY TH’RE, H/E Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic show for kids TH’RE ROYAL W’CH The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio THE CONCORDE CLUB Quiz & Curry in Aid of The Rainbow Centre PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Daisy Pulls It Off ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Climb A Tree MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing BLUE FUNNEL CRUISES Hythe Market Day MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festival PAVILION B’MOUTH Paul Merton’s Impro Chums P’MTH GUILDHALL The Specials SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged The Love of the Nightingale COCO BAR, SOTON Two of a Mind Quartet

MAYFLOWER THEATRE All You Need is Love NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Roverang 2019 and the Legend of the Stage Door RSC Live: As You Like it BERRY TH’RE, H/E As You Like It O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Bear’s Den THE CONCORDE CLUB Lady Sings The Blues PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Daisy Pulls It Off ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm LEPE C/P Family Bushcraft HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Climb A Tree MOORS VALLEY C/P Close Encounters in the Ranger Den MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Puppy + Green Lung THE BROOK, SOTON Z-Fest - featuring Paramore MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festiva

THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Matt Black & Chris Payn NTR, P’MTH The Jungle Book

WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Big Fat Easter Quiz KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Bugsy Malone P’MTH GUILDHALL South Coast Comedian of the Year SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged / The Love of the Nightingale PLATFORM, SOTON Stans Blues Jam

BIC B’MOUTH The Songs of Queen with Tom Chaplin KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Bugsy Malone SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged / The Love of the Nightingale THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FROG & FRIGATE Rock n’ Rum Pirate Party

THURSDAY 18TH

FRIDAY 19TH

NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Roverang 2019 and the Legend of the Stage Door BERRY TH’RE, H/E The Lego Movie 2 TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Elmer The Patchwork Elephant THE CONCORDE CLUB Motown & Soul Night PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Daisy Pulls It Off ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Climb A Tree MOORS VALLEY C/P Owls at Moors Valley MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Tankus The Henge THE BROOK, SOTON The Hiwatts, The Modules, The Approach THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Caester Big Band & Friends: A Jazz Night Jerry Leger & The Situation MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festival

NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Roverang 2019 and the Legend of the Stage Door TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Elmer The Patchwork Elephant THE CONCORDE CLUB Wrong Jovi as Bon Jovi PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Daisy Pulls It Off ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Climb A Tree MOORS VALLEY C/P Close Encounters in the Rangers Den LAKESIDE RAILWAY Easter Egg Hunt MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Cassava THE BROOK, SOTON Electric Swing Circus 1865, SOTON Amy Winehouse Experience MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS This Way Up FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festival

BIC B’MOUTH Beer Festival PAVILION B’MOUTH Remembering the Movies THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Mr Wiseguy WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Mad 4 It! KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Bugsy Malone P’MTH GUILDHALL Richard Ashcroft SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged PLATFORM, SOTON Americana Jam Session Trevor Babajack Steger LORD NELSON, HYTHE Queue The Audio PORTSMOUTH FC V Burton Albion - A EASTLEIGH FC V Dagenham & Redbridge - A THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Drag Act Miss Tiara Thunderpussy BIRD IN HAND, F’H Startled Monkeys SATURDAY 20TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Pepperland NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Roverang 2019 and the Legend of the Stage Door BERRY TH’RE, H/E Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Elmer The Patchwork Elephant THE CONCORDE CLUB The Fawlty Towers Dinner Show The Bohemians PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Daisy Pulls It Off


LEE MEAD - My Story SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019 Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ROBIN HOOD, SHOLING Small Town ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON The Showhawk Duo THE JOINERS, SOTON Joyce Manor THE BROOK, SOTON Silver Beatles 1865, SOTON Dreadzone THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Jason Buck - Tales of the Vikings THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Chris Difford (Squeeze) MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt C/F CENTRAL CLUB Toast THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Piranha Brothers FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Fareham Stage Dance Festival BIC B’MOUTH Beer Festival PAVILION B’MOUTH Dancing Queen THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Dorsal Fin NTR, P’MTH Dexi Dance Academy WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Dutch Criminal Record District KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Bugsy Malone P’MTH GUILDHALL Comedy Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Handbagged MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family PLATFORM, SOTON Bobonboboffs / M J Whipround LORD NELSON, HYTHE Plus One SAINTS FC V Newcastle Utd - A AFC BOURNEMOUTH V Fulham - H AFC TOTTON V Street FC - A THE LONDON DJ Clair & Cabaret with Eva Iglesias SUNDAY 21ST NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City THE CONCORDE CLUB Brian White’s French Quarter All Stars ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Music & Film Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt C/F CENTRAL CLUB Kids Easter Party

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THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Phunktion PLATFORM, SOTON Cinnamon Jazz BIC B’MOUTH Beer Festival PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Darren Hodson & The Southern Companion WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Fleetingwood Mac MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family BELGIUM & BLUES Doris & The Dots PLATFORM, SOTON Black Kat Boppers THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Drag Act Cherry Liquor BIRD IN HAND, F’H Mamma Belle MONDAY 22ND NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt MANOR FARM C/P Easter At The Farm LEPE C/P Easter Fun Run MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Musket + Sven 1865, SOTON Ukulele Open Jam Night MOTTISFONT ABBEY Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH The Royal T’s KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Let It Be MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family PLATFORM, SOTON Mo Thomas & Graham Bushall PORTSMOUTH FC V Coventry City - H EASTLEIGH FC V Maidenhead Utd - H AFC TOTTON V Thatcham - H TUESDAY 23RD NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Sleuth TURNER SIMS TH’RE London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble TH’RE ROYAL W’CH A Brave Face THE CONCORDE CLUB Encore Performance Choir MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Not On Tour KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Let It Be SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Around the World in 80 Days MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family

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SAINTS FC V Watford - A WEDNESDAY 24TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Terrible Tudors NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Sleuth HANGER FARM TH’RE Peter Knight’s Gigspanner TH’RE ROYAL W’CH David Gower O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Afternoon Tea Dance THE CONCORDE CLUB Belgarum Big Band MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Tom May of the Menzingers & Roger Harvey PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Jinder WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Costellos KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Let It Be SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Around the World in 80 Days MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family THURSDAY 25TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Terrible Tudors / Awful Egyptions NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Sleuth TH’RE ROYAL W’CH The Trials of Oscar Wilde THE CONCORDE CLUB Psychic Sally PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Badness - Madness Tribute Band MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Stella Donnelly THE BROOK, SOTON Paul Lamb & The King Snakes FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE The Best of Wham! PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day And Middleton - Mind Over Muscle NTR, P’MTH The Artist / La Boheme WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Test Dept KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Let It Be SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Around the World in 80 Days The Edit MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family PLATFORM, SOTON Jack Francis & Friends THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FRIDAY 26TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Terrible Tudors / Awful Egyptions NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Sleuth

HANGER FARM TH’RE The Unravelling Wilburys TH’RE ROYAL W’CH The Trials of Oscar Wilde THE CONCORDE CLUB The American Divas Show MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! HILTONBURY F’HOUSE Easter Egg Hunt ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON The Stevie Wonder Experience THE HOBBIT, SOTON Lest We Forget, Malum Sky rofiler THE JOINERS, SOTON Threat System - Overcome EP Launch THE STAGE DOOR Manford’s Comedy Club THE BROOK, SOTON Whole Lotta Led 1865, SOTON Love Distraction - tribute to Human League THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Open Mic Night THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Joey Landreth: The Hindsight Tour BLUE FUNNEL CRUISES 3 River Cruise THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Big Al and The QTones NEW FOREST, ASH’ST Toast PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day NTR, P’MTH Paul Merton’s Impro Chums KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Let It Be SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Around the World in 80 Days / The Edit MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands DUKE OF WELLINGTON The Lovely Giraffes PLATFORM, SOTON Backwater Roll THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Drag Act Mrs Moore BIRD IN HAND, F’H The Business SATURDAY 27TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Terrible Tudors / Awful Egyptions NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Sleuth BERRY TH’RE, H/E Lights, Camera, Acrtion! TH’RE ROYAL W’CH The Trials of Oscar Wilde O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Suede THE CONCORDE CLUB OYE Santana as Santana PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Book of Genesis - Genesis Tribute HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Dawn Chorus MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Foo Fighterz THE STAGE DOOR Burlesque & Cabaret THE BROOK, SOTON T.Rextasy

w w w. t h e c o n c o r d e c l u b . c o m 1865, SOTON CD & Record Fair Uptown Toprankin’ 80’s Dance THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON The Leon C Band + Kitty O’Neal THE VESTRY, SOTON Abalicious Tribute Night ROMSEY ABBEY Woodside Singers C/F CENTRAL CLUB Macca’s Big Bash ST JAMES TAV, W’CH Cinnamon Jazz PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Butcher Blues Foundation WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Angela Barnes KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Let It Be SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Around the World in 80 Days The Edit / Cara Dillon MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands PLATFORM, SOTON Men from Montgomery LORD NELSON, HYTHE Misdirected SAINTS FC V Bournemouth - H AFC BOURNEMOUTH V Southampton - A PORTSMOUTH FC V Sunderland - A EASTLEIGH FC V Boreham Wood - A AFC TOTTON V Mangotsfield - A THE LONDON DJ Claire SUNDAY 28TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Terrible Tudors / Awful Egyptions NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / An Evening with David Suchet BERRY TH’RE, H/E Lights, Camera, Action! TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Gyles Brandreth THE CONCORDE CLUB Wedding Showcase / Savannah Jazz Band MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE BROOK, SOTON Jon Boden Solo Show 1865, SOTON Landmarq and Viriditas THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Tangerine Tantrum Covers Band PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / Srictly Mantovani THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH M13 NTR, P’MTH Dancing Through The Decades KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Seven Drunken Nights P’MTH GUILDHALL Ian McNabb MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family

FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Drag Act Sophie BIRD IN HAND, F’H Stone Pig MONDAY 29TH NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Spitfire Prize Draw TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Paul Merton’s Impro Chums MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day/ Ladyboys of Bangkok WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Portsmouth College Spring Showcase / Lijo P’MTH GUILDHALL Portsmouth Chamber Music MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands TUESDAY 30TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Annie NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE Marquis Hill Blacktet TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Tom Walker MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Isle of Wight Festival New Blood semifinal PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Blood Brothers P’MTH GUILDHALL Definitely Not Romeo and Juliet SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands PORTSMOUTH FC V Peterborough Utd -

MAY 2019 WEDNESDAY 1ST MAYFLOWER THEATRE Annie NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Strangers on A Train Set THE CONCORDE CLUB Wheatley’s Arcadians MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! 1865, SOTON Fat White Family PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Robyn Hitchcock KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Blood Brothers


WEDNESDAY 8TH NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City HANGER FARM TH’RE Divorced, Beheaded, Died TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Metamorphosis MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Itchen College Student Showcase PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story BIC B’MOUTH Katherine Jenkins / Gentlemen Groove KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Mindgame P’MTH GUILDHALL Solo for two SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THURSDAY 9TH

P’MTH GUILDHALL South Coast Comedian of The Year SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THURSDAY 2ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE Annie NUFFIELD THEATRE / 451 City / Dead Dog In a Suitcase TURNER SIMS TH’RE Ingrid Fliter HANGER FARM TH’RE Throwback Thursday: Breakfast At Tiffany’s TH’RE ROYAL W’CH La Boheme THE CONCORDE CLUB Stacey Kent & Her Musicans MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Thumpermonkey + A Formal Horse THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day/Soul Legends ft. Lemar PYRAMIDS, P’MTH Sleaford Mods KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Blood Brothers SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day The Stranger On The Bridge / Knot MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FRIDAY 3RD MAYFLOWER THEATRE Annie NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Dead Dog In a Suitcase TURNER SIMS TH’RE The Village Green Preservation Society TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Dear Zoo / Murder, She Didn’t Write WINCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 -

VARIOUS VENUES

THE CONCORDE CLUB

CLUB Phoneyfest 2019 MOORS VALLEY C/P Visiting Locomotives weekend

Phoneyfest 2019 PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Bye Bye Baby: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE BROOK, SOTON ELO Again THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH The Mocking Jays PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day BIC B’MOUTH Daniel O’Donnell / Russel Kane THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH The Mabels WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Channel Noir EP Launch Marmalade Moonshine KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Blood Brothers SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day The Stranger On The Bridge MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON DJ Neil Sackley and Drag Act Sum Ting Wong BIRD IN HAND, F’H Punk Pirates SATURDAY 4TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Annie NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Dead Dog In a Suitcase BERRY TH’RE, H/E Gyles Breandreth: Break a Leg! TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Dear Zoo TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2019 - various venue / Alistair McGowan O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON One Sound: Space

THE CONCORDE

LEPE C/PARK Live at Lepe Launch of live Music at The Lookout MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Sleaford Mods THE JOINERS, SOTON The Dead Freights 1865, SOTON Teenage Kicks Live! THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Rhino’s Revenge C/F CENTRAL CLUB The Modules THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS The Touch PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day BIC B’MOUTH The Harlem Globetrotters PAVILION B’MOUTH Stewart Francis THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH We Are Robot WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Portsmouth Psych Fest P’MTH GUILDHALL Portsmouth Comic Con SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day The Stranger On The Bridge Riots and Lobsters MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands HAMBLE CLUB RU40N HOGLANDS PK, SOTON ABODE in the park SAINTS FC V West Ham Utd - A AFC BOURNEMOUTH V Tottenham Hotspur - H PORTSMOUTH FC V Accrington Stanley - H

THE LONDON DJ Act Claire

BIRD IN HAND, F’H Lewis Creaven Band

SUNDAY 5TH

MONDAY 6TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Bill Bailey NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE Syjo and Phronesis TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2019 - various venues

NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2019 - various venues BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Country Show MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Black Honey 1865, SOTON Ukulele Open Jam Night PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH BB3 SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands

THE CONCORDE CLUB Phoneyfest 2019 BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Country Show MOORS VALLEY C/P Visiting Locomotives Weekend MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE JOINERS, SOTON Sick Joy THE STAGE DOOR Southampton Pride Boat Party THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS The Swamp Stomp String Boys GRANDE CAFE, SOTON Mars to Murs Tribute Act THREE TUNS, R’SEY Cinnamon Jazz PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story BIC B’MOUTH Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Krista Green & The Bees WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Daniel Romano and The Outfit KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Dance Divas Presents ‘& 5,6,7,8’ SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day / Big Band Brunch MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands HOGLANDS PK, SOTON On a Mission in the park 2019 GUILDHALL SQUARE ABP Southampton Marathon THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & The Drag with no Name

TUESDAY 7TH NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE Lawrence Power and Pavel Kolesnikov MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Vukovi THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Itchen College Student Showcase BLUE FUNNEL CRUISES 3 River Cruise PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Stans Blues Jam KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Mindgame SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Quiz Night with the Wessex Wyverns

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Magic Flute NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City THE POINT TH’RE Thoroughly Modern Millie TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Metamorphosis THE CONCORDE CLUB The Ultimate Tribute Show PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Fleetingwood Mac MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Pip Blom THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Clive Carroll THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH The Biscuit Barrel FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Obelisk Workshop PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story A Tribute to Neil Diamond BIC B’MOUTH Olly Murs KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Mindgame P’MTH GUILDHALL BSO: Czech Mates SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day The Curious Case of Benjamin Button MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FRIDAY 10TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Magic Flute / Roberto Devereaux NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE The Steve Wiliamson Experience THE POINT TH’RE Thoroughly Modern Millie HANGER FARM TH’RE The Night The Ship Went Down TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Claire Martin & Ray Gelato O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Michael Ball: Coming Home To You Tour THE CONCORDE CLUB George McCrae MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Hospitality THE JOINERS, SOTON Rings of Saturn +++ 1865, SOTON UK Subs


THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Artmagic / Disco’s Revenge Party THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS Be Bop A Lula PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story Champions of Rock THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Dakota NTR, P’MTH Ockham’s Razor: This Time KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Mindgame P’MTH GUILDHALL Rumours of Fleetwood Mac SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day The Curious Case of Benjamin Button MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Drag Act PoppyCock

BIRD IN HAND, F’H Mista Messey SATURDAY 11TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Magic Flute NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / Take A Bow BERRY TH’RE, H/E Integr8 Dance Off 2019 TURNER SIMS TH’RE Jazzmaniz Summer Concert 2019 HANGER FARM TH’RE Heaven and Hell TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Kite O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Luther - Tribute To Luther Vandross THE CONCORDE CLUB Lee Mead - My Story MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Honeyblood THE BROOK, SOTON Stone Foundation RODDINGTON FORGE Long Shot 1865, SOTON Butterfly Collective Album Launch THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Epoch ROMSEY ABBEY City of Southampton Orchestra C/F CENTRAL CLUB The Soul Catchers FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Music Hall Tavern PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story BSO Hall of Fame THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Chill - The Party Band WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Sian Evans Kosheen KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Mindgame P’MTH GUILDHALL Comedy Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Remains of the Day The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Dialogues Des Carmalites MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands C/F CLUB The Soulcatchers LORD NELSON, HYTHE Nemesis THE LONDON DJ Neil Sackley

SUNDAY 12TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE George NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City BERRY TH’RE, H/E Integr8 Dance Off 2019 TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Kite Radio Active with Angus Deayton BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Romsey Rotary Relay Marathon MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ROBIN HOOD, SHOLING Springtime Boogie THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE JOINERS, SOTON Mini Mansions BLUE FUNNEL CRUISES Sailaway Cruises FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Sooty’s Magic Show PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day The Carpenters Story Beyond The Barricade WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Flo & Joan KINGS THEATRE P’MTH The Bootleg Beatles MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands SAINTS FC V Huddersfield Town - H AFC BOURNEMOUTH V Crystal Palace - A THE LONDON Cabaret with ‘Nan’ BIRD IN HAND, F’H Nemesis MONDAY 13TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE An Evening with Katherine Jenkins NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City HANGER FARM TH’RE The Favourite MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON King Charles 1865, SOTON Electric Six PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story BIC B’MOUTH WWE Live WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Psychedelic Porn Crumpets MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands TUESDAY 14TH NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / NT LIve: All My Sons BERRY TH’RE, H/E NT Live: All My Sons TURNER SIMS TH’RE BBC New Generation Artists PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Legally Blonde MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story NTR, P’MTH Les Musicals MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands WEDNESDAY 15TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Great Gatsby

NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Working, A Musical THE CONCORDE CLUB Back To Basie Orchestra PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Legally Blonde MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! 1865, SOTON Blaenavon PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story BIC B’MOUTH Michael Ball THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH John James Newman NTR, P’MTH Clod Ensemble - On The High Road KINGS THEATRE P’MTH New Jersey Nights MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family

FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THURSDAY 16TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Great Gatsby NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Working, A Musical THE CONCORDE CLUB Kenny Thomas and His Band PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Legally Blonde MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Pagan BLUE FUNNEL CRUISES 3 River Cruise PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story An Evening of Eric & Ern

NTR, P’MTH Clod Ensemble - On The High Road KINGS THEATRE P’MTH New Jersey Nights SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Churchfitters Trio MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FRIDAY 17TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Great Gatsby NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus HANGER FARM TH’RE Bootleg Bee Gees

TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Working, A Musical THE CONCORDE CLUB The Platters PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Legally Blonde MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Jo Whiley’s 90’s Anthems HEARTBREAKERS, SOTON W H Lung THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH The Railway Music & Film Quiz ST JAMES TAV, W’CH Cinnamon Jazz FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE The Wall of Floyd PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story PYRAMIDS, P’MTH The Story of Guitar Heroes


KENNY THOMAS AND HIS BAND THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019 Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Yacht Club NTR, P’MTH Kevin Clifton In Burn The Floor KINGS THEATRE P’MTH New Jersey Nights P’MTH GUILDHALL Michael Ball MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Intl Day Against Homophobia with DJ Lucinda, Cabaret with Rose ++ BIRD IN HAND, F’H Catgut Hooligans SATURDAY 18TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Great Gatsby NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE Charity Symphony Orchestra O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON The Magic of Motown THE CONCORDE CLUB Ricky Zalez / Rufus Stone PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Legally Blonde MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON The Undertones + Special Guest Neville Staple Band THE BROOK, SOTON Hairforce5 ROMSEY ABBEY Winchester & County Music Festival C/F CENTRAL CLUB Foster’s Tribute Night WEST END BREWERY The Touch FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Havant Chamber Orchestra PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story The Guilty Feminist PYRAMIDS, P’MTH KSI & Randolph New Age THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Sirpico NTR, P’MTH Horrible Histories WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Crystal Tides / District KINGS THEATRE P’MTH New Jersey Nights P’MTH GUILDHALL Taking Care of Elvis - The King is Back MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands PYLEWELL PK, N/F Dogstival - festival for dogs LORD NELSON, HYTHE The Modules THE LONDON S J Stuart J SUNDAY 19TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Julian Clary NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TURNER SIMS TH’RE Teatime with Martin and Eliza Carthy

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PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Silent Mind MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE BROOK, SOTON Samantha Fish 1865, SOTON IT & Quiet Wish FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE The Opera Boys PAVILION B’MOUTH That’ll Be The Day / The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Hugh Budden & The Blue Chords NTR, P’MTH Horrible Histories WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Lucy Spraggan KINGS THEATRE P’MTH The Tina Turner Experience MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE LONDON Drag Act Miss Penny BIRD IN HAND, F’H Frontliners MONDAY 20TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Music of Hans Zimmer vs John Williams NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Wheatus 1865, SOTON Ukulele Open Jam Night PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story P’MTH GUILDHALL Portsmouth Chamber Music MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands TUESDAY 21ST NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City THE CONCORDE CLUB Black Cat Big Band MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Lauran Hibberd FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Menopause The Musical PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story NTR, P’MTH Wayne McGregor - Autobiography P’MTH GUILDHALL Strictly Coming Dancing - The Professionals MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THE COCO BAR, SOTON Gala Evening WEDNESDAY 22ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Guilty Feminist: Live

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NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Made In Dagenham THE CONCORDE CLUB Rossano Sportiello Trio MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Foreign Beggars BIC B’MOUTH Rita Ora PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story / Walk Right Back THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Martin Boucher P’MTH GUILDHALL South Coast Comedian of the Year MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands THURSDAY 23RD MAYFLOWER THEATRE The King of Pop NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City HANGER FARM TH’RE Sunjay TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Made In Dagenham THE CONCORDE CLUB Alvin as Elvis MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON The Wonder Stuff THE JOINERS, SOTON Steve Lamacq ‘Going Deaf for a Living’ THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Stereo Kela THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH Tsarzi FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE Forbidden Nights PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story NTR, P’MTH Leo Sayer: Just A Boy at 70 WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Forever Unclean KINGS THEATRE P’MTH The Beach Boys Tribute Show MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands FRIDAY 24TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience HANGER FARM TH’RE Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Made In Dagenham O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Manic Street Preachers THE CONCORDE CLUB The Rod Stewart Show PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Sounds of the ‘60s MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE STAGE DOOR Manford’s Comedy Club

THE BROOK, SOTON Fleetwood Bac THE PHOENIX, R’SEY The Dolomites FERNHAM HALL TH’TRE The Manfreds PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story / Aretha - Respect THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Deezul NTR, P’MTH The Ronnie Scott’s All-Stars KINGS THEATRE P’MTH One Night of Elvis P’MTH GUILDHALL Johnny Cash Roadshow SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands DUKE OF WELLINGTON Shamrock Keys THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Drag Trio The Vixens BIRD IN HAND, F’H Crackling Jack SATURDAY 25TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Milkshake! Live NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience /Treasure Island BERRY TH’RE, H/E Saturday Storytime TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Made In Dagenham THE CONCORDE CLUB Les Musicals ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail LAKESIDE RAILWAY Great Whitsun Sale Weekend MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ROBIN HOOD, SHOLING Too Much 2Tone THE JOINERS, SOTON The Pretty Visitors THE BROOK, SOTON Foo Forgers 1865, SOTON CD & Record Fair / Gong THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Cate Ferris + Sansha Live THE VESTRY, SOTON The Blue Beatles Duo S S SHIELDHALL Solent Cruise Titanic Theme KINGS HEAD W’HAM Black Smoke Rebellion CHURCHILLS CLUB, E’LEIGH Toast PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH S.O.B’S NTR, P’MTH Coppelia WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Selecter KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Illegal Eagles P’MTH GUILDHALL The Bureau of Untold Stories

w w w. t h e c o n c o r d e c l u b . c o m SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family FESTIVAL TH’TRE CHICH Shadowlands SAINTS FOOTBALL CLUB Take That Plus Rick Astley THE LONDON DJ Claire SUNDAY 26TH NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Toyah Willcox THE CONCORDE CLUB Sunday Lunch with the West End Jerseys ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail LAKESIDE RAILWAY Great Whitsun Sale Weekend MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Hedkandi THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THE JOINERS, SOTON Make Them Suffer + Lotus Eater THE BROOK, SOTON Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds 1865, SOTON Heaven 17 S S SHIELDHALL Southampton Dock Cruise GRAND CAFE, SOTON George Michael Tribute PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Average Blues Band / Little Mix Experience SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family SAINTS FOOTBALL CLUB Take That Plus Rick Astley LORD NELSON, HYTHE Russ Barnes THE LONDON Drag Artist Lucinda Lashes BIRD IN HAND, F’H Drunk Education MONDAY 27TH NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Classic Vehicles in The Garden Climb A Tree LAKESIDE RAILWAY Great Whitsun Sale Weekend MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Annotations of an Autopsy 1865, SOTON Big Band Mondays S S SHIELDHALL The Trip to the Needles PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Rooster

SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family TUESDAY 28TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City /The Audience We’re Going on a Bear Hunt HANGER FARM TH’RE Movie for \Kids: Beauty and The Beast THE CONCORDE CLUB Charity Quiz & Curry Night ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Pond Dipping MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON NYX Electronic Drone Orchestra & Participants PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story / The Kingdom Choir WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH White Noise Fanatics - Acoustic KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Dirty Dancing P’MTH GUILDHALL The Worst Little Warehouse in London SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family WEDNESDAY 29TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience We’re Going on a Bear Hunt On The Fringe of Science with Ian B Dunne HANGER FARM TH’RE Land of Nod THE CONCORDE CLUB Ray Gelato’s Giants ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! 1865, SOTON Steely Scam PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story The Little Mix Experience THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Darren Hodson NTR, P’MTH Al Murray - Landlord of Hope & Glory KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Dirty Dancing P’MTH GUILDHALL Life After Sherlock South Coast Comedian of The Year SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family THURSDAY 30TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt HANGER FARM TH’RE Three Men In A Boat Sax & Clarinet Showcase THE CONCORDE CLUB The Rozzers ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club/ Pond Dipping MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! 1865, SOTON Mostly Autumn PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story Ben Portsmouth is Elvis WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Thea Gilmore KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Dirty Dancing P’MTH GUILDHALL Life After Sherlock SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family THE LONDON Karaoke with Drag Act Cherry Liquor FRIDAY 31ST MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard / Little Shop of Horrors NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience We’re Going on a Bear Hunt HANGER FARM TH’RE Life After Sherlock THE CONCORDE CLUB Rob Lamberti as George Michael PLAZA TH’RE, R’SY Bob Marley Tribute Show ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE JOINERS, SOTON Morrissey Inseed THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Open Mic Night THE RAILWAY INN, W’CH James Walsh (Starsailor) KINGS HEAD W’HAM Miss Chief & The Makers PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story PYRAMIDS, P’MTH The Dreamboys THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Fluke NTR, P’MTH Quadrophenia KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Dirty Dancing SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family ST MARYS Rod Stewart THE LONDON DJ Lucinda & Drag Act Lola Lasagne BIRD IN HAND, F’H Bedlem

JUNE 2019 SATURDAY 1ST MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard / Little Shop of Horrors NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience We’re Going on a Bear Hunt BERRY TH’RE, H/E Saturday Storytime TURNER SIMS TH’RE Gisela Joao HANGER FARM TH’RE Purple Zeppelin TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Horrible Histories

THE CONCORDE CLUB Whose Improv Show is it Anyway? Groove City ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE BROOK, SOTON Noasis 1865, SOTON The Sugarhill Gang ++ THE DOLPHIN, ST DENYS SO3 Collective Garden Party TOTTON RECREATION CB Toast BIC B’MOUTH The Vamps PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story/Gagster’s Paradise Gary Delaney / The Dreamboys THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH The Mudeford Crabs WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Alfa Envoy KINGS THEATRE P’MTH Dirty Dancing SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family SPORTS CENTRE, FRESHWATER Isle of Wight Festival of Running THE LONDON DJ Claire

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Quiz Thursday nights THE ARTHOUSE Monthly Tuesday - Southampton Songwriters Wednesday - Poetry Stanza

Weekly Tuesday - Board Games Night Wednesday - French Language Cafe & British

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Sign Language club Thursday - Crafty Cafe THE FERRYMAN, WARSASH 1st Monday every month - Jam Night THE SHOOTING STAR Last Saturday of the month - Reloaded THE TESTWOOD Monday - Open Mic Tuesday - Charity Quiz Wednesday - Rock’n Roll Bingo Friday - Theme Music Night Last Saturday of month - Disco/Live Music Sunday - Poker League THE ALEXANDRA

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Sunday & Mondays - Free Pool, and Retro Gaming. Thursdays - Open Mic

theandguide@ mail.com FLYING DUTCHMAN River Studio's Open Mic and Jam every other Friday night at 8pm to 11pm FROG & FRIGATE Every Friday & Saturday night Frogging with The Legendary Derek & DJ Wednesdays Rebellion (Student Party Night) The First Monday of Month Stand Up At The Frog SCHOLARS ARMS Open Mic Night - Monday

WHITE HORSE, NETLEY MARSH Last Sunday of Month – Quiz Night Monday – All you can eat curry night SOUTHAMPTON ARMS, WEST END Quiz Night - First Monday of month RAILWAY INN, W'CHESTER Mondays - Roots Open Mic DRUMMOND ARMS, PORTSWOOD Sunday Quiz MALVERN Sundays - Quiz Nights BRIGADIER GERARD, HORTON HEATH

GRAND CAFE Live Music - Wednesdays

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MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Ballet Central

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MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience We’re Going on a Bear Hunt TH’RE ROYAL W’CH Horrible Histories ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Half Term Trail MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! THE HOBBIT, SOTON Irish Music Jam Session THREE TUNS, R’SEY Cinnamon Jazz PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story THOMAS TRIPP, B’MTH Chris Collins Blues Band NTR, P’MTH Will and When KINGS THEATRE P’MTH The Simon & Garfunkel Story SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family THE LONDON Drag Artist Wima Fingerdo

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Quiz Night - Every Tuesday

Thursday - Origami, Story Club

SUNDAY 2ND

MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Bodyguard NUFFIELD THEATRE 451 City / The Audience Ben MacIntyre Live TH’RE ROYAL W’CH An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson MARWELL ZOO Brickosaurs! 1865, SOTON Ukulele Open Jam Night PAVILION, B’MOUTH The Carpenters Story SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Tell It As It is MINERVA TH’TRE CHICH This is My Family

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TALKING HEADS Monday - The Candle Club Open Mic Every other Monday - Southampton Ukulele Jam Every other Thursday - Paul Young & Friends, Jazz saxaphone Southampton Jazz Club - Sunday in front bar. Sunday Afternoon - Traditional Irish Acoustic Session

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by #rapid30runs Yarn

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SAYS OUR VERY OWN INSPECTOR GADGET … ALLY. With our resident author recently becoming a Dad for this first time (congratulations Yarn), it has been left to the masses to make contributions to this edition. Here’s mine... So, it’s looking a bit more like summer and the team is looking forward to our first match against Bournemouth Wanderers, this is traditionally a fixture we lose, and so we have been working hard a nets to perfect our skills. However, we have spent more time perfecting our beer drinking skills at the Southampton Arms after nets and so I fear our first game will still be a loss!! This was particularly brought home after our last net when the group managed to double up on our cheesy chips order and still polish them off. Our main hope relies on not having enough men available so we can draw on our 12 year trio of Nathan, Luke and Jacob to score the runs, get the wickets and most importantly run around the outfield like whippets on Haribo. We keep them keen by offering them financial reward to bowl BA; they have been our most improved players and by the end of the season at least one of them will be taller than JCW, Robbo and Faz!

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Top: Dunc can’t help but practice his Brexit pose while tarting up the clubhouse. Above: Ally’s not sure about the tread on the club runabout and below is Rob. turns out tile adhesive is a great filler if the tiles aren’t quite the right fit. Rob popped over and was touring around the ground in his car, taking photos and asking anyone if they wanted stuff taken down the dump?? May 5th is our first match of the season and having smashed our target last year of winning

We can't wait for the summer to arrive! After many months of hard winter training at the Southampton Arms discussing which beers are the best, we're fighting fit for the gamesmanship the summer will hold. On a different subject, the country’s been going a bit crazy over this Brexit thing and even our most gentle of gentle blokes has gone all protestor! Not satisfied with protesting on the streets of Winchester, Dunc joined the masses on the recent London protest. We’ve got Rob to thank for capturing his Houses of Parliament pose.

SAYS DUNC - OF POSING OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT FAME. Since Christmas, a cadre of Milbury players have made the weekly trip to the rose bowl on Thursday evenings which was only snowed off or not once. The evenings have been lively with anyone in a helmet fair game for Johnners and Jim’s bouncers. Fortunately we’ve had a group of young lads, Nathan, Jacob and Luke, offspring of regulars Jim, Ally and Alex, to swell the numbers. The boys have improved considerably and love to whizz the ball down as fast as their little yet growing legs can manage. In the nets you have to keep your wits about you even if you’re not batting, with big hitters of Yarn, Geoffers, Johnners, Ally and ‘nice 4 skin’Jim spank the ball back a lot quicker than it arrived. Somehow though BA’s “pies” still get wickets in the nets, with the high ceilings allowing a smooth trajectory of the balls out of the blinding lights to the stunned batsmaen. The young lads can also add to their pocket money by bowling BA out. So we are all set for the summer with a few final sessions at Twyford’s outside nets to fine tune the muscles, although Faz and I spent the last outside nets chasing some rather quick sheep around, it was the most exercise I’d ever had at nets! (They were racing sheep Dunc. Don’t feel bad mate. Ed) All followed with retirement to the Southampton arms to discuss our performance over cheesy chips and beer while watching football. The “B” word is occasionally mentioned but I’m normally shouted down. Apart from getting ourselves fit or a little fitter we have also been over the Holt to get it ship shape for the summer. Last Sunday the sun was shining, the lads were putting a roof on the shed while Inspector Ally was trying to squeeze some life into the pitch by practicing his fast response hand brake turns on the roller. Geoffers and I were putting the finishing touches to the kitchen tiles, it

more than we lost we are looking for a new for this season. Readers why not suggest one to the editor? (Don’t you worry about targets Dunc. Now I’ve got some glasses, things are going to get funky! Ed)

SAYS “WANT ANYTHING TAKEN TO THE DUMP?” ROB: “The Milbury's finest have raced to the scene of some long grass. Following an emergency call placed 6 weeks ago, the club’s finest and very own Miss Marple arrived to investigate the scene of the crime. “After a lengthy stake out observing the scene of the spring growth and followed by many cups of tea, it was finally concluded that the grass was indeed ... too long! Much activity ensued at the scene of the crime and some hours later.... all was set for a good old high speed rollering of the wicket. Like a frantic movie car chase … heading off at the speed of a Brexit negotiation, order was finally restored and the grass duly put back in its place in preparation for the sounds of summer. Namely: the clinking of glasses, birds twittering, the crack of the ball against the stumps as yet another Milburys player is bowled out for a duck and the hollering of 'quickly round boys' from BA in an attempt to galvanise some speed! “We can't wait for the summer to arrive! After many months of hard winter training at the Southampton Arms discussing which beers are the best, we're fighting fit for the gamesmanship the summer will hold. A record number of fixtures, another grand tour of the south west and the many laughs to come as Milburys Cricket Club rolls on into it's astonishing 14th year! “

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The adventures of our cheeky smiling durley boy

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Michael Kurn

Still Desiring, Dreaming & Visioning! The last few months have been a steady build up to the launch of my first book “Desire Dream Vision”. Five years in the making it’s been amazing to have such an great response to it. Putting the book together was such a rewarding process and self publishing has been a real challenge but one I have loved. We had an amazing launch night at Peter Cooper Volkswagen in Hedge End with thanks to Darren Cooper and all the team. Combined with my networking group DDV Connect we unveiled it to a busy showroom so thank you to all who made it such a special night. Also a massive thank you to Martin for covering it in this months AND Guide. I would also like to thank all the business who have supported me with our Sponsor a Book scheme, which has enabled us to have over 300 books to be donated to schools colleges and to young people aiming to achieve a dream. You can find out more about the book and the scheme via www.desiredreamvision.com As I said the year is flying by and at the time of writing our beloved Southampton are on the up. Wins v Tottenham and Brighton have put us in a great position with seven to go. It’s been amazing to see the progress under Ralf and I’m excited to see what happens next season. With James Ward-Prowse finding form and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg leading the side with such passion I get the feeling good times are on their way back to St Marys after a difficult few seasons. We aren’t out of trouble just yet but I have the feeling we will be ok. Down the road in Eastleigh the Spitfires are also on roll and in the play offs still battling for a place in the Football League who knows we might have another south coast team in the EFL. We are so lucky to have so many of our local teams doing well and I must also congratulate Sholing on winning the Wessex Premier League. With the football season coming to a close the summer is shaping up to be a busy one too. I am lucky enough to be working on the Cricket World Cup which comes to Hampshire so hopefully I will see many of you at the games being hosted at the Ageas Bowl. It won’t be long till Hampshire are back in action too in the County Championship, the T20 and lets not forget our defence of the One Day Cup. Wishing you all a fantastic few months and again a huge thank you to everyone for their support with Desire Dream Vision.

Michael

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The ten Best Things About being a Saints fan

The last few years have not always been great for Saints fans and yet here we all are still supporting the team. So, we must be doing something right? On this basis here are my top ten reasons to be a Saints fan. 1.

years we have become their bogey team. In recent times we are the team that has taken the most away points from Old Trafford. In their official history of top ten most embarrassing moments we keep popping up. Beating them 1-0 in the 1976 FA CUP FINAL which before the event was expected to be the most one sided final ever. It wasn’t would Manchester win? But by how many. Then in the 96/97 season the 6-3 thrashing we dished out at the Dell was actually surpassed the next season by the 3-1 victory that produced the famous half time grey shirt change. Perhaps the most embarrassing moment in Sir Alex’s managerial career. Bless em.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL After 3 of the dourest managers in our history, what a relief to finally have a manager with passion and vision. His status defaulted to legendary the moment we beat Arsenal and cemented by our second north London scalp in the victory over Spurs followed by Brighton. He is a great coach and clearly getting the best out of players, as can be seen by the transformation in James Ward Prowse since his arrival. If the club back him up with player investment we can have a great few seasons. If the club learn from the Pochettino debacle we could have a great decade!

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MATHEW LE TISSIER The great thing about Matt is not just that he was legendary on the pitch, it is that since his playing career has finished he’s become even more of a legend! Everyone involved in football (with the exception of a few Liverpool fans on twitter) love or respect him. His footballing talent is revered throughout Europe. (Even in Spanish legend Xavi’s house where his family was obsessed with his goals.) But what I admire most is his ongoing and public love for our club (what you mean unlike Shearer who rarely admits to playing for us or being a product of our academy? Ed) and the wry humour he brings to every interview or TV appearance he makes. Time for another statue?

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BUILDING SITES This seems at first an odd thing for Saints fans to be proud of, but bear with me. On building sites or industrial areas its quite common to see a massive Leibher crane reaching into the sky almost as high as a far post Ron Davies leap from a Terry Paine cross (Who are they? Really? Ask your Dad. Legends … and one was a World Cup winner, while at Southampton I might add). Then its almost impossible not to think of Marcus and the amazing thing he did in saving us from financial oblivion and building us into the Premiership side we currently still are. God Bless you sir. (AND so say all of us! Ed)

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HAGIOLOGY Hagiology is effectively four Saints Fans who have channelled their passion for the club into writing and recording its history. David Bull,

MAYA YOSHIDA (吉田 麻也) The Captain of the Japanese football team, who did nearly as well as us at the last World Cup. He has secured 95 caps for them. On top of that he was the featured player on the cover of the Japanese version of the FIFA 14 game. For the Saints he has been a solid inspirational player with a reputation only let down when managers played him at right back. And I have just been given a copy of his biography which I can’t wait to read. A snip for £3 million (Sounds a lot for a book to me? Ed).

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MANCHESTER UNITED. Okay we know they are in a honeymoon period of fan love with the departure of dour Mourinho and the arrival of the man with the strangest accent in Europe in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but it’s only a matter of time before they fall into their usual role of the team everybody loves to hate. Which is good, because over the

THE ACADEMY We all know the great players our academy has produced and we all know that once they make the grade they will probably be lured away by the glamour, resources and financial power of other clubs. However, it is important for us to have these shining stars for as long as we can, so we the fans can enjoy their skills and then earn enough from their inevitable move to keep the conveyor belt rolling. (Think you’ve just described a farm Mr T. In fact that’s probably what Southampton FC is … a football farm. Ed)

ALI DIA It should be embarrassing but the fact that we took Matt Le Tissier off to allow somebody who couldn’t play football but could pretend to be George Weah’s cousin, to me is a badge of pride. We are not a big club - we are a family club and this is the sort of things families do, accidently inviting a stranger to a party and nobody knowing who he is or why he is there. No other club in English football has done anything so bizarre, which makes us unique. Well I say club. The blame for this surely rests on the shoulders of our manager at the time Graham Souness. Cheers Graham!

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Duncan Holley, Gary Chalk and Barry Webb have between them produced wonderful books such as In That Number, Dell Diamond and Constant Paine recording the history of the club, specific moments, or the story of individual players, giving us what must be the best historical record of any football club in England. I would love to see them given the chance to curate a Saints museum somewhere at St Marys’.

PORTSMOUTH Every hero needs a nemesis and for us its Portsmouth, not Bournemouth and the phoney New Forest derby malarkey. I don’t hate them like some fans and I will enjoy if they win at Wembley equally as much as I will enjoy it if they lose. Of course seeing them get thrashed by double figures would be truly delightful.

10. HOPE In over 100 years of history we have won just one major trophy plus the Johnston Paints. Yes we came close a few years back in the League Cup but realistically and statically we won’t be winning a trophy anytime soon. But like Leicester, there is always hope. Of course this season, like last, our hope is we stay up and then win something next season. Yeah … hope. (AND Glory. Why not?


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