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Don’t be an April fool, plenty to see and do! Indie darlings of Bournemouth, Air Traffic, found themselves shooting up the charts in 2008. As the 10 year anniversary of their debut album approaches, we sit down with the band ahead of their homecoming show at The Old Fire Station. Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival is back and we take a look at what this years festivities have in store, in particular headliners Midnight Choir, born from the ashes of latino-ska band Pachango! The Sub:Section has an in depth interview with the owners of electronic music brand Space Cakes. Rock Regeneration feedback on Helena Mace live from The Barrington Theatre. Plus all the usual previews, reviews, listings and more!
@ D o rs e t M u s i c M a g This month’s contributors are:Harry ‘w’ David Chinery Bert Burnell Dan Sullivan Craig Gray James Wadsworth
Exciting times are coming this summer as Bournemouth has a new Latin Funk band in town.
again! The sweet alliance of Sarah Wilson on Vocals, Will Sharpe and Magnus Manson-Chubb on Guitar, Arthur Rathbone The Midnight Choir, a 10 Pullen twiddling Keys, Lee piece band will be playing Hammond on Bass, Jon their first gig at the Cellar Picton and James Goff on Bar on 7th May as part Percussion, and finally a of the closing party of blistering horn section of Bournemouth Emerging Roland Horton, Helen Kirby Arts Festival (BEAF). The and Sarah Kinsella makes a Festival runs from the line-up that’s guaranteed to 28th April until 7th April get your hips swinging. and is a collaborative Expect a high energy set event featuring 500 Artists jam-packed with colossal and 150 events across foot-stomping tunes, filled 55 venues making it with percussion breakdowns Bournemouth’s largest art and brass anthems. Festival festival! tunes perfect for the May bank holiday weekend! The Midnight Choir is a new So grab yourself a glass of project from some of the Dorset Sunshine from the musical giants that made up bar and enjoy The Midnight local legends “Pachango”; Choir’s debut performance. reformed and re-born since the band went their separate ways in 2016. If your stuck for some entertainment before the Now after months of gig, Boscombe precinct plays practice and writing new host to an all-day street tunes they are ready to festival as part of the final get Bournemouth dancing day of the Bournemouth
Emerging Arts festival. There will be live performance, a street food market, workshops, a parade of artcars and lots of lively events throughout the day, including performances from Hoopla Girl, Slightly Fat Features (a mad mayhem street circus performance group), and your opportunity to see two clowns riding a piano bicycle; and a ‘double bassicle’! Check out the full festival line up at
Sun 1 Jazz on Sunday with Ian Ellis and Friends Bank Holiday Special - DJ Dubwize in The Cellar Bar from 10pm Mon 2 Solid Air: an adventure in the rabbit hole Goose & The Crow + Cocktail Twins + Language,Timothy! Tues 3 Carl’s Comedy Club Wed 4 Chaplin’s Open Mic Night Thu 5 Holes Bay Studio with Harpin’ On Fri 6 Shindig Surfin’ Birds + Violet + Dj Sat 7 An Evening of Country @ The Weekend with Ben Rose & Friends + Junco Shakers + Dj Sun 8 Folk on Sunday with The Fox & The Owl & Friends Mon 9 Solid Air: Jemma Davies & Dave Griffiths duo+ Katie Waygood + Kitty Stewart + Yui Karlberg Tue 10 Verbal Remedies hosted by Legski - spoken word and poetry Wed 11 Open Mic Night Thu 12 Bandstand Wilderpeople + Deltorers Fri 13 The Remnants + Lighten Up Laura + Sam Green + Dj Sat 14 The Secrets (reunion - their only UK show) + Dj till late Sun 15 Jazz on Sunday with The Remedy Mon 16 Solid Air with Bowen & Pounds + Fiona Fox + Matt Underdown + Ash Kane Tue 17 Cabaret Project with Richard Ryan in the Cellar Bar Wed 18 Open Mic Night Thu 19 Rubber Soul - Dirty Shingles + Creosote Crows Fri 20 The Leylines + Dj Connie Sat 21 Sam Green & The Midnight Heist Sun 22 Jazz on Sunday with FB Pocket Orchestra Mon 23 Solid Air Adventure on St George’s Day Villanovas + The Dead Freights Tue 24 Acoustic Tuesday with Fabian Maddison ex Jack Ratts Wed 25 Open Mic Extravaganza Thu 26 Bandstand Flashfires (Basingstoke) + Sad Love Fri 27 Good Friday: Dumb Poets + Dj Sat 28 Shine Cancer Support - an all day benefit - Soulhole + more Sun 29 Jazz on Sunday with Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral Mon 30 Doppelganger Theatre: workshop and performance 5.30ish-730pm Forbidden Planet - La Luna follow our Instagram: chaplinscellarbar -- Facebook: chaplins-bar -- twitter@chaplinscellar -- Contact us via our Website: www.chaplins-bar.co.uk Correct at time of press
Budapest Café Orchestra Thursday 26 April 8pm
“…the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…”
Back In Bournemouth
In 2007 Air Traffic stamped Bournemouth on the indie map signing to major label EMI and getting the backing of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. “Charlotte”, “Shooting Star” and “No More Running” all peaked in the UK top 50 charts, and with an arena tour with Snow Patrol under their belts we all spent our summer singing their sun soaked pop. 10 years later they teased fans with a ‘South Coast announcement’ which became this months homecoming gig.
Dorset Music’s James Wadsworth grabbed the opportunity to reminisce with Air Traffic bassist Jim Maddock, as well as talking about the gig and new single.
recording and releasing this album was such a huge part of our lives, that we knew we had to celebrate the occasion. We knew it would mean so much for the fans that have grown up with that album and still listen to it, to hear it performed live again. The moments before our first show back were surprisingly calm. We were probably more relaxed and prepared than we’ve ever felt before. I guess that’s something that comes with age! With 3 of 4 members being from Bournemouth; what does it mean to be coming back to your hometown for the Old Firestation Show?
Actually, I think all four of us grew up around Last year you played your first shows in 8 years. the area! We all went to different schools How did this come about and how did you all around Christchurch/Bournemouth, and that’s feel in the moments before the first gig? how we met. We haven’t played a home town show for over 10 years, so I think coming back It was around the new year, in January 2017 to play at The Old Fire Station is going to be that we started talking about Air Traffic again, very special. after taking a long break to focus on other things. Bournemouth’s hotly tipped The Magic Gang are all from the local area, along with a load of We all were aware that it was coming up to other great bands coming out at the moment, the 10 year anniversary of releasing our album what advice do you have for bands coming ‘Fractured Life’, and the time we spent writing, from the Bournemouth scene?
I’m really glad to hear there’s so many exciting bands coming out of Bournemouth. I think one of the most important things we did when starting out was reaching out to promoters in other towns to secure as many shows and performances as we could. This improved us as a live band, got our name out there, got people talking about us, and most importantly gave us some amazing experiences and memories.
As a band featuring a prominent keyboard sound, when recording Fractured Life in Rockfield Studios how did it feel to record in the same space as Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded ( and did you get to play ‘that’ piano?)
We stayed at Rockfield Studios for six weeks to record our album. Looking back at it now, it feels a bit like a dream, waking up on a farm in Your last album was described by NME as the Welsh countryside and recording all day in “Supergrass covering Little Richard”, can you tell the same rooms as so many great bands. There our readers what we can expect of your new were an array of pianos, so I’m fairly certain it work and when will there be more new music to made it onto the record somewhere! accompany new single Almost Human? You posted on social media asking for cover We’re still very much a mish-mash of ideas version ideas and b sides for the Bournemouth and influences, and I don’t think that will ever gig, did you get any really good or unusual change! But with ‘Almost Human’ we definitely suggestions and what else can we all expect focused on a more pop sound, and that’s from your homecoming show? something we’re all into at the moment. So I’d expect any future music to follow in that path, We will definitely be performing the entirety for now at least! of ‘Fractured Life’, which was inspired and written in Bournemouth. This will be the first Can you tell us about your influences, was there time we’ve ever done this in our home town one album you were all really keen on as kids? and I think its going to be a very special night. We also received requests for us to play a few We all have very different musical upbringings different b-sides and unreleased tracks, which so I can’t speak for the others, I can tell you are always fun to play. As for a cover, we’ve the first record I heard where I thought ‘wow, been throwing ideas around and listening to this is awesome’ was Under The Bridge by Red what the fans have requested, but let’s see Hot Chili Peppers (I listened to it on a friend’s what happens in the rehearsal room! Sony Walkman on the bus on a school trip, if you’re interested). I loved their ‘Blood Sugar Sex Check out Air Traffic’s show at The Old Fire Magik’ album, and as an aspiring bassist it really Station on April 12th influenced me and gave me something to strive towards musically.
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This month for the Box Fulla Records Sub:Section, we chat to Aaron Holmes and Kane Edwards. Two forward thinking Bournemouth based DJs, promoters, head chefs and driving force behind Space Cakes, a versatile recipe that rises high above the level of other events, mixing multiple music genres with visual arts. We talk about the concept and marketing behind the brand, Space Cakes DJ sets and much more… Let’s start with how you guys first met and can you tell us a bit about your individual creative backgrounds? Aaron: Hey Harry, thanks for having us! I couldn’t tell you how we first met sadly, although Bournemouth’s got quite a small network of similar minded heads so we were always at the same events/after parties when we were younger. It wasn’t until 6+ years down the line that we started Space Cakes. I’ve never been a particularly academic person when it came to school/college, the only subjects I was good at were creative subjects like art, graphics, drama etc. so it wasn’t until I snuck into a club at 16 and stood in front of a real sound system that I realised just what I wanted to do. Kane: Yeah, basically our love for the music brought our paths together, and like Aaron said we would always end up back at the same after parties where we both then started to talk about music. I first started taking an interest in music from a really young age. I had quite a lot of music played around me as a child growing up, from Reggae to Punk; both my parents were quite into their music, but both very different in taste.
On your live art pieces you work with the talented Kellyman. How did this relationship come about and have you worked with any other artists from Bournemouth’s thriving arts scene? Aaron: Yes yes. Shout outs to Jack! He spray painted a handful of boards for us at our first few events. We’ve always had the idea that art should play as big as role as the music at our events, although we could never incorporate it to a degree that we were both happy with due to our budget. It was always one or the other, and being primarily a club night, the music would come first. This is something we’re working on though, and as the saying goes, good things come to those that wait. Kane: We both used to regularly go to an event called ’Secret Walls’, which used to be at The Winchester, and I suppose from attending that event I got to know Kellyman, as well as a few more talented Bournemouth artists. It’s quite funny you mentioned that question actually ever since starting up our brand I’ve been consciously looking at more artists than I did before. At the moment I’m speaking with an Australian artist who’s just designed us something that I’m looking forward to bring out for this summer. It’s hard to pin you down to a specific music genre, from House Techno to Garage Jungle, you guys have hosted the lot, always keeping it fresh and exciting whilst bringing debut headliners to town. You both must have varied musical tastes, how would you describe the Space Cakes sound?
Aaron: Haha, my music taste gets weirder and weirder by the day. I think to the public we’re more known for playing 120/130bpm techno, So when did you two launch Space Cakes and ukg and bass orientated stuff, but our tastes go so far beyond this. I feel radio would be the what was the original concept behind it? place where people can get a real feel for what we’re about. It’s somewhere we can take big risks Aaron: We had our first party back in April musically. We don’t have a “signature sound”, so 2016, and we threw our second birthday party expect the unexpected if you come watch us. the other day, so we’re still pretty young. Shout outs to everyone that came by the way, the dance floor got pretty loose by the end of the night. Our original idea was to just have fun and try to create something special for other people as well as ourselves. We try to book mainly debut acts, we never stick to one or two genres, and we always like to keep the support slots for close friends fans. Apr 6 - The Key Hole @ The Bunker
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Kane: The idea was simple to be quite honest, basically just two friends that wanted to throw parties with DJ’s that we wanted to bring down to our hometown. Space Cakes has always had strong branding, with its distinct logo, stand out silver shiny stickers (found everywhere from here to east London and beyond), artistic photography and art-piece flyers.
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Kane: Same again really, I tend to listen to different music on a daily basis. Like Aaron mentioned recently for our bookings we’ve been playing more bass driven tracks around the 120130 bench mark. We’ve always tried to have a varied selection throughout our sets so we’re not just playing a whole hour of the same genre. Being so versatile with the music that you host has opened up doors to a whole array of other unusual venues normally out of reach for most promoters. Was that a deliberate move or did it organically happen? Aaron: It was very much an organic thing, we would only ever use one venue in our town, (a 220 capacity pub called The Winchester) due to the community that went along with it. Sadly, this venue was forced to close, and what was an incredible hub for creatives turned into an up market cocktail bar. We would always be on the hunt for unique spaces, most clubs down here don’t quite cut it for us, and we liked to do things differently. We had this sick Halloween party planned in 2016, where the event space was in the middle of a busy roundabout/subway; however the council made us pull the event the day before, after giving us approval months prior. Then we got lucky in 2017 and managed to somehow blag an event in Bournemouth Gardens. Anyone who has run events here will know what our council is like in regards to events; it’s a bit of a nightmare. Kane: That’s the sad reality we face in Bournemouth at the minute, due to so many closures its nightlife has taken a massive blow and has given this town only a handful of venues for promoters to work with. We’ve always been hopeful of trying new things when it comes to doing something outside the box so to speak, and when we were given the opportunity to try something in Bournemouth gardens we jumped at the chance to try something that hadn’t been done before. You both play a lot of DJ sets out. What could someone who has never witnessed one of your sets expect? Aaron: A mental rollercoaster of happiness, sadness and wanting to slap your best mate in the face mid dance cos that track you heard was so f**kin’ naughty. I occasionally like to play the odd weird/obscure track to clear the haters from the dance floor too, so be prepared for them. Oh and always pack your bananas man, we go in hard at times. Kane: Yeah, if you’ve just come for bassline and dnb then don’t come till later on (haha). Basically, we just both play tunes that we really like with the odd track you can sing along to in there (guilty) but generally we just go with the flow in our sets and 90% of the time it works I’d say. I noticed Space Cakes played at Bestival last year. Have you got any festivals planned for this year and what other bookings can you tell us about? Aaron: We never played at the actual festival, although they threw a local party and contacted
us to play for them, they’ve also asked us to play again at something this year but we’re not really allowed to talk about that yet. We’ve talked about the Space Cakes events and DJ performances but I wanted to briefly touch on Artifice Music. I guess this question would be aimed more at Kane as he is cofounder of the record label but can you please tell us a bit about the label and type of music it releases? Kane: I started Artifice a few years back now with a friend of mine, Jamie Scott, who I used to go to school with, and who then later went to work for a massive distribution company in music. He decided to start his own distribution company so that’s were Artifice grew from I suppose. We both met up for a pint one day, and got talking about music, as I normally do with most people. I just said to him there’s all these artists I talk to from Bristol/London/Manchester and they all keep sending me their dubs to listen to and play out! We got more and more p!ssed as the night went on, and just said we’re going to get all the best tracks I had, if they hadn’t been signed yet, and start the label together. Within 6 weeks, I think, the label was putting out music on all major platforms. Finally thanks again for taking the time to talk to us. For anyone wanting to book or contact you, how would be best to go about it, and have you got a Soundcloud or somewhere that readers can listen to any mixes or releases? Aaron: No problem mate, thank you for having us. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s supported us, especially the people who are still involved now. If you want to hear us, you’ll have to come see us play live. For anyone wanting to book us (mixes demos available on request), our contact address is email@example.com. Our website is www.spacecakes.dance Kane: Big ups Harry. Thanks for having us down for chat! I’m now working closely with a Label based in Bristol called PRJKTS, you should check their music mixes out via their Soundcloud page. https://soundcloud.com/pr-jkts
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PREVIEWS Furious Giddy Rock n’ Roll
London-based four-piece The Vaccines firmly believe that less is more, with songs like ‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)’ clocking in at under two minutes! Their fast and furious brand of giddy rock ‘n’ roll could almost be the sound of the Libertines and Ramones falling down the stairs at 100MPH. ”On record the Vaccines wallow in the echo-drenched wooziness made famous by the Jesus And Mary Chain, but live they reach back further through pop’s past glories, stirring the shimmering girl group drama conjured by Phil Spector and scuzzed up by the Ramones.” -The Guardian.
5TH APRIL | 02 ACADEMY BOURNEMOUTH Kurt Cobains Favourite Support Act
This all-girl Japanese 3-piece punk-pop band have been performing for over 30 years, with catchy tunes coming on like a female Buzzcocks or Ramones. They were championed by the late Kurt Cobain, supported Nirvana in the States, and were personally chosen by Simpsons creator Matt Groening to play 2010’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival and by comedian Stewart Lee to play 2016’s ATP.
6TH APRIL | SOUND CIRCUS Folk infused with Rock, Reggae and Celtic Vibrations Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. In China, 2015 was the year of the Sheep – but in Nottinghamshire and countless venues and festivals in the UK it was the year of the Dog. The year that Ferocious Dog snarled their way from the periphery of the festival and gig scene and put themselves firmly in the limelight of the alternative scene.
14TH APRIL | BRIDPORT PALACE The Original Rude Boy
The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who’s who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat.
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15TH APRIL | THE OLD FIRE STATION COVE & PARTING GIFT
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DORSET MUSIC | April
Absolutely Vicious Metalcore Have you met Cove yet? There’s only one thing you need to know about this Kent metalcore crew, and that’s that they’re absolutely vicious. Parting Gift make their way through dynamic drums and heavy-yetmelodic guitar patterns, they bring to mind the likes of Crooks and Holding Absence, and with a frontman who’s able to deliver the kind of emotionally captivating performance that’s equal to either of the aforementioned bands, they’re in very good company indeed.
PREVIEWS THE VAMPS
Arena packing pop group
The Vamps cause a stir everywhere they go, with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. A phenomenal live band with an electrifying set, the four-piece - comprised of singer Bradley Will Simpson, guitarist James McVey, drummer Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball also have a phenomenal following online.
16TH APRIL | BOURNEMOUTH BIC SHANGHAI BLUES
Indie quartets first major tour East London Indie quartet Shanghai Blues burst out on the block in mid-2016, and wasted no time garnering support through their raucous and energetic live shows. The have a diverse array of influences from artists including J Hus, Kanye West, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Strokes and Mooseblood.
Internationally Charting Soul Group
19TH APRIL | 60 MILLION POSTCARDS THE REAL THING
The Real Thing are a legendary British soul group formed in the 1970s. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song “You to Me Are Everything”, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock / soul act in England during the 1970s.
26TH APRIL | MR KYPS Unflinchingly melodic pop tones
20TH APRIL | CANVAS BOURNEMOUTH Dance and Trance Classics On Acoustic Guitar Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. Whether Playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.
They have the stuff of dreams, the paraphernalia to conjure unflinchingly melodic pop tones of the highest order – a good glug of British beat with a shot of premium rhythm & blues to chase it and perhaps just a pinch of indie country, it’s as if Ray Davies and Willie Nelson whipped it up with Polly Harvey and Etta James. Owww.
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DORSET MUSIC | April
the best of the rest Sun 1 Lord Nelson, Poole : All Funked Up Sun 1 O2 Academy, Bournemouth : Jessie Ware + Support Sun 1 Mr Kyps, Poole : Saints Of Sin +The Wilderpeople + Our Propaganda Sun 1 Lord Nelson, Poole :The Sob’s Sun 1 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Ian Ellis and Friends Sun 1 O’Neills, Bournemouth : Andy L Smooth Sun 1 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Abb(Abb) Sun 1 Legion, Swanage : Rat Race Sun 1 The Bull’s Head Inn, Fordington, Dorchetster : My Generation 79 Mon 2 Lord Nelson, Poole : 80s on the Quay Mon 2 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch :The RoyalT’s Mon 2 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Bar’s Solid Air:Featuring : The Goose andThe Crow +The CocktailTwins + Language,Timothy! Tue 3 Amberwood Inn, Walkford, Christchurch : Bernie Farrenden’s Jazz Tue 3 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Stan’s Blues Jam Tue 3 Lord Nelson, Poole : Hugh Budden+ Andy Stone Wed 4 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne :The Barron Knights Wed 4 Lord Nelson, Poole :Trouble In Mind Thu 5 O2 Academy, Bournemouth :The Vaccines + Support Thu 5 Old Fire Station, Bournemouth : Sleeper + Silver Sun +Yassassin Thu 5 Langton Matravers Village Hall, Swanage : Purbeck Folk Club:Featuring : Will McNicoll + Glen Ross + Nick Squires Thu 5 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Harpin’On Thu 5 Zephyr, Bournemouth : Compass + Regional One Fri 6 Old Fire Station, Bournemouth : Nine Below Zero+ Support Fri 6 O2 Academy, Bournemouth : Public Service Broadcasting+ Support Fri 6 TivoliTheatre :The And Finally Big Band (Phil CollinsTribute) Fri 6 PavilionTheatre, Bournemouth : Lisa Stansfield + Support Fri 6 Regent Centre, Christchurch : Georgie Fame Fri 6 Lighthouse, Poole :You Win Again :The music of the Bee Gees Fri 6 Sound Circus, Bournemouth : Shonen Knife + Deltorers Fri 6 James and White, Christchurch : Gentlemen Groove Fri 6 Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester : Geoff Achinson Fri 6 Lord Nelson, Poole :The Red Crow Fri 6 Square and Compass, Swanage :The Drystones Fri 6 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe :The Surfin’Birds Fri 6 ThomasTripp (Christchurch) :The Dance Floor Metropolis
Sat 7 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Rooster Sat 7 ParkstoneTrades & Labour Club, Poole : Drunk Education Sat 7 Ropemakers, Bridport : Phat Bollard Sun 8 Lord Nelson, Poole : Ogri &The Cafe Racers Sun 8 Apr 2018The Dancing Moose, Wimborne :Tom Clements Sun 8 Anvil, Bournemouth : Ingested+ Diabolus +To Obey aTyrant Sun 8 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne : Flash : ATributeTo Queen Sun 8 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe :The Fox &The Owl Sun 8 ThomasTripp (Christchurch) : Darren Hodson Tue 10 Ye Olde Starre Inne, Christchurch : Folk and Roots Night Tue 10 Lord Nelson, Poole : Innocent Bystander (Covers Duo) Tue 10 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Verbal Remedies Wed 11 Lord Nelson, Poole : ExperienceThis Thu 12 Old Fire Station, Bournemouth : AirTraffic + Wild Front Thu 12 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne : Feast of Fiddles Thu 12 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Barr’s Rubber Soul Fri 13 The Boat House, Christchurch :Tom Clements Fri 13 O2 Academy, Bournemouth :The Wonder Stuff + Ned’s Atomic Dustbin Fri 13 James and White, Christchurch : Joe Boiling Fri 13 Sound Circus : Jordan Ayris + Ethereal + James Haynes Fri 13 Mr Kyps, Poole :The Small Fakers (Tribute toThe Small Faces) Fri 13 Lighthouse, Poole : Stolen Fri 13 Bournemouth Sports Club, Christchurch : Purbeck Folk Club Fri 13 Lord Nelson, Poole :The Wonky Donkeys Fri 13 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar :The Remnants+ Lighten Up Laura Fri 13 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch :The Sob’s Fri 13 Ropemakers, Bridport :Toxic Fish Sat 14 Electric Palace, Bridport : Ferocious Dog + Black Water County Sat 14 Mr Kyps, Poole : AMY :Tribute to Amy Winehouse Sat 14 Anvil, Bournemouth : Gorilla +The Electric Shakes + Surfin’
Sat 7 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne : Cloudbursting (TributeTo Kate Bush) Sat 7 PavilionTheatre, Bournemouth : Kim Wilde+ Support Sat 7 Mr Kyps, Poole :The Cuban Brothers Sat 7 Lord Nelson, Poole : Compass Sat 7 King Charles, Poole :The Juju Men Sat 7 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : An Evening Of Country Music:Featuring : Junco Shakers , Hosted by Ben Rose
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Birds + Heavy Souls Sat 14 Lord Nelson, Poole : Collateral Damage Sat 14 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch :The Stereo Kings Sat 14 The White Horse Inn, Swanage : Lady Winwood’s Maggot Sat 14 GroveTavern, Bournemouth :TheTransitions
Sat 21 Lord Nelson, Poole : Beyond Redemption Sat 21 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Sam Green and the Midnight Heist Sat 21 Winton Liberal Club, Winton : Rockwaves Sat 21 Brunswick Hotel, Charminster, Bournemouth : Oasiss UK Sat 21 1812 Lounge (The Royal Exeter Hotel), Bournemouth :TKO (Rock Cover band featuringTim Somerfield) Sat 21 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Xander &The Keys
Sun 15 Lord Nelson, Poole : Streetlife Sun 15 Anvil, Bournemouth : Cove + Parting Gift Sun 15 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne :The Fureys Sun 22 Lord Nelson, Poole : Icarus Sun 15 Old Fire Station, Bournemouth :The Neville Staple Band+ Stranger Sun 22 Lord Nelson, Poole : Los Chords Cole +The Paradimes Sun 22 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : BubbaTubs Sun 15 Lord Nelson, Poole :Tongue Sun 22 Black Bear, Wareham : My Generation 79 Sun 15 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Acoustic BluesTrio Sun 22 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe :The FB Pocket Orchestra Sun 15 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Riverside Blues Band Mon 23 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Bar’s Solid Air: ActsTBA Mon 16 Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth :The Vamps+ Support Tue 24 Lord Nelson, Poole :Tim Somerfield(Afro Ninja) Mon 16 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Bar’s Solid Air: ActsTBA Tue 24 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Fabian Maddison Wed 25 Lord Nelson, Poole : Sweet FA Tue 17 Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth : Gregory Porter Wed 25 The Owl’s Nest, West Parley, Ferndown : Stan’s Blues Jam + Support Thu 26 PavilionTheatre, Bournemouth :The Waterboys + Support Tue 17 Mr Kyps, Poole : Ian Siegal + Support Tue 17 Lord Nelson, Poole : Raising Kane Thu 26 Mr Kyps, Poole :The Showhawk Duo Thu 26 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Barr’s Rubber Soul Wed 18 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne : Maggie Bell + Dave Kelly Wed 18 Lord Nelson, Poole : Rhythm & Blues Jam Fri 27 PavilionTheatre, :The Illegal Eagles (TributeToThe Eagles) Wed 18 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : John James Newman Fri 27 TivoliTheatre, Wimborne : Colin Blunstoneand his band Fri 27 Lighthouse, Poole : Rumours of Fleetwood Mac (Tribute to Thu 19 Loch & Quay, Christchurch : Live Music Showcase:Thu 19 Tivoli Fleetwood Mac) Theatre, Wimborne : Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Fri 27 Regent Centre, Christchurch : Cregan & Co Thu 19 Mr Kyps, Poole : Diverse Abilities Charity Gig:Featuring: Kung Fu Fri 27 James and White, Christchurch :The Goodfoot Band Chicken Fighters + Georgie Kay + Vixen Eyes +Tin Angel +The Roughcuts Fri 27 Mr Kyps, Poole : RU40 (UB40Tribute) + Cute Roots Fri 27 Sound Circus, Bournemouth : Korn Again (Tribute to Korn)+ Support Thu 19 Four Horsemen, Bournemouth :Tim Somerfield(Afro Fri 27 Lord Nelson, Poole : Led Free (Led Zeppelin/Free tribute) Ninja):Human Jukebox Fri 27 The White Lion Inn, Gillingham :Tom Clements Thu 19 The Duke Of Cornwall, Weymouth : John De Barra Fri 27 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Dumb Poets Thu 19 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Barr’s Rubber Soul:: Acts Fri 27 Amberwood Inn, Walkford, Christchurch : Mudeford Crabs Fri 27 Ropemakers, Bridport : Palooka 5 Fri 20 Old Fire Station, Bournemouth : Amy Winehouse Experience A.K.A Lioness (Tribute) Sat 28 Mr Kyps, Poole : 27 Days + Wave Chase + Matt Black Fri 20 Anvil, Bournemouth : Dagger Mouth+ Lost Avenue + Death By Sat 28 Lord Nelson, Poole :Torn Apart Shotgun Sat 28 S Bomb Vintage Workshop, Poole : BlackTree Vultures Fri 20 Finns (Weymouth), Weymouth :The Rocket Dolls+Tate + Laika + Sat 28 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Soulhole Edd Bleach (Teddy Rocks Fundraiser) Sat 28 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Dorsal Fin Fri 20 Royal British Legion, Blandford, Blandford Forum : Wessex Sat 28 Junction Hotel, Dorchester : Lithium Acoustic:Featuring: John Conolly Sat 28 Sailors Return, Weymouth :The Riffs Fri 20 Dorchester Corn Exchange, Dorchester : Skimmity Hitchers+ Sat 28 TheThimble Inn, Dorchester :The Leggomen Imprints + Sinful Maggie Sat 28 Crown & Anchor, Blandford Forum : My Generation 79 Fri 20 Joiners, Southampton :These Septic Stars+ Scars of Protest Sun 29 Lord Nelson, Poole : Blame George Fri 20 James and White, Christchurch : Krista Green Sun 29 Lord Nelson, Poole : Mutiny at the Beach Fri 20 Mr Kyps, Poole : Rolling Stoned(Rolling StonesTribute) Sun 29 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Zoe Schwarz+ Rob Koral Fri 20 Sound Circus, Bournemouth : Something From Nothing ( Foo Sun 29 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : John Walsh FightersTribute)+ Stock n Skins + Rite Off Fri 20 Lord Nelson, Poole : Lithium Mon 30 Drovers Inn, Wimborne : Live Music Showcase: Hosted by Dave Fri 20 Amberwood Inn, Walkford, Christchurch : Lady Winwood’s Maggot Griffiths Fri 20 The Ship Inn, Wool, Wareham : Rapport Mon 30 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe : Conrad Barr’s Forbidden Planet: Fri 20 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe :The Leylines+ Jake Martin ActsTBA Fri 20 ThomasTripp (Christchurch), Christchurch : Skint Sat 21 Canford Heath Community Centre, Poole : Brother’s Grimmer Sat 21 Mr Kyps, Poole : Bad Manners + Rat Race Sat 21 Lighthouse, Poole : Ninebarrow + Will McNicol
DORSET MUSIC | APRIL
COULD YOU BE A FOLK ORC?
I’m Nigel - an inveterate folk musician with feet firmly planted in English traditional tunes. I play fiddle and guitar - mainly by ear and am determined to learn to read music properly ... one day. In association with Lee Cuff, Chris Hopgood and Folk Orc, we’re setting up an acoustic folk band in Bournemouth - mainly for English trad tunes, but I’m quite sure there’ll be a bit of other stuff creeping in from time to time. The idea is to have a bunch of 10 to 15 musicians getting together regularly to play through a few well-known session tunes, learn a few new ones and have fun. Lots of room for personal expression and improvisation. The sessions will be led by accomplished cellist and fiddle player Lee Cuff (of the band Kadia).
We moved to Bournemouth last year and I was having a moan that there didn’t seem to be a lot of tune sessions going on. ‘Start one yourself,’ says my friend. So that’s what I did. Luckily I met Lee Cuff and Chris Hopgood who have been very supportive in getting the project off the ground. We’ll meet for practice sessions twice monthly (2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of each month) in Westbourne. There will be a charge of £5 per person to cover the costs of the hire of the church hall andrefreshments. So we’re looking for musicians who might be tempted to try – any acoustic instruments welcome.
So how did the project start? I’ve been playing guitar in sessions in Lewes, Brighton and Worthing for the last few years. The session The first session is 7pm Wednesday 25th tunes are magic – especially the evocative English April at St Ambrose Church Hall, Westcliff contra-dance melodies from Mr Playford and the Road, Bournemouth BH4 8BE. like. There’s something special about sitting in a pub with a bunch of people who can just turn WESTCLIFF FOLK ORC out one tune after the other with lots of smiles and very few wrong notes. Eventually, I got fed up with‘comping’ and decided that I had to learn TUNES BAND a melody instrument. I chose the fiddle – and started learning about. 3 years ago. Since then I go to workshops and festivals wherever possible and the work in progress continues. Luckily there’s no such thing as a wrong note in folk tunes. We’re looking for instrumentalists for our new acoustic folk band – mainly trad English tunes with lots of room for personal style and improvisation. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, flute, clarinet, cello, nyckelharpa, boxes, etc., all welcome! Practice session twice a month led by the charismatic cellist Lee Cuff – weekday evenings in Westbourne. £5 per person (including refreshments).
First session on 25th April SIGN UP NOW – YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE
Please call/text Nigel on 0758 451 4571
@60MPC SATURDAY 14TH • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY
SUNDAY 1ST (BANK HOLIDAY) • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY POSTCARDS FROM THE FOUR CORNERS
Join Sam Edwards and Nick Shearer on a musical journey through the sonic stratosphere
WEDNESDAY 4TH • 7PM-11PM FREE ENTRY 8 BIT
Get your warez on! Every first Wednesday of the month we kit out the pub with the coolest warez featuring key hits from your childhood! All games & consoles are free to play (as long as you play nicely!) . Come on down and see if your skills face up to the test of time We guarantee that you’re no longer the boss of your childhood favourites!
OLI P’S HOUSE PARTY
Ibiza Rocks resident DJ Oli P is coming back to his hometown for a night of Indie, Disco, Hip Hop and good vibes! Expect to hear the sounds of these and much more: Janet Jackson / Kaytranada / Chance The Rapper / Mura Masa / Tom Misch / Daft Punk / Jamie T / The Maccabees / Bondax / Drake / Charli XCX / Foals / Prince / David Bowie / J Has / Sean Paul / Toto / Talking Heads / Major Lazer / Due Lipa / Kanye West / Lauryn Hill / Whitney Houston / Craig David / Gorillaz / Taylor Swift / Damian Marley / Michael Jackson / Skepta
THURSDAY 19TH • 9PM-1AM FREE ENTRY WBF PRESENTS: SHANGHAI BLUES (LIVE) + I’M NO CHESSMAN (LIVE)
We Broke Free and Close Up Promotions are working together to bring you Shangahi Blues live! Xune Mag - ‘A shimmering pool of indie rock’
FRIDAY 6TH • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY WES ANDERSON’S SOUNDS
Wes Anderson’s long awaited new film Isle Of Dogs is finally getting released this month. Join us to celebrate his work, and the sound tracks that accompany it. Featuring music from ALL his films, plus other famous soundtracks
SATURDAY 7TH • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY
FRIDAY 20TH • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY DRUMHEAD
The curators behind TRNS, Essence and lo key, Luke and Kyle have come together to bring you an evening of percussive music from around the globe, laced with electronic tangents and classic dance records. Get ready to sweat.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------A festival of cheese with ironic crackers. (sorry not sorry)
THURSDAY 12TH • 9PM-1AM FREE ENTRY WBF PRESENTS: DUMB LOVERS (LIVE) + SUPPORT (TBC)
With a contemporary approach to a sound reminiscent of the New Romantics, Dumb Lovers employ the intelligent arrangements of Cocteau Twins with a juxtaposition that introduces darker guitars that are closer to The Kills. With the soft vocalisation and reverb drenched guitar workings of new romanticism etched into the very fabric of the group it is evident that the usual cliché influences of other bands holds no sway here
FRIDAY 13TH • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY THE COLD KRUSH
The last one of this night hosted by Bournemouth based B-Line Recordings with guest Dj’s. Strictly vinyl - Hip Hop, Funk, Breaks & Soul.
SATURDAY 14TH • 2PM-7PM FREE ENTRY/SOME CHARGES FOR ACTIVITIES SIXTY MILLION SMILES
A day of workshops, activites and entertainment brought to you by a group of AUBU events students in conjunction with Dorset Mind, to embrace well being.
EVERY TUESDAY 2-4-1 BURGERS, CHICKEN & SIDES
SATURDAY 21ST • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY DELOREAN
Ear Drums and Flux Capacitors at the ready time travellers! The DeLorean DJs Matt and Stewart are back to the freshly painted, hallowed halls of Postcards to lead you on a dancefloor journey through 7 decades of hits, belters and bangers! (Almanacs from the future predicting what we’re going to play are strictly prohibited!)
FRIDAY 27TH • 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY SKRRRT + WE BROKE FREE PRESENTS: JUNGLE BROWN (LIVE) + COSMIC ARCADE (LIVE)
Jungle Brown have garnered praise for their energetic live performance as they glide effortlessly over various different sounds including trap beats and house beats. Cosmic Arcade A plot twist of coincidences led this group together. Unified by that which underlies existence itself, Cosmic Arcade is a collective of artists who create music that juxtaposes their eclectic origins and inspirations into a unified sonic experience.
SATURDAY 28TH• 9PM-2AM FREE ENTRY FRAU DJ’S - ART! WERK IT!! BEAF FESTIVAL
The Frau team are providing an extra special night as part of this years BEAF festival. We believe everyone is an unique piece of art, so we are celebrating you! Our glitter team will be ready, and we’ll have a gorgeous glittery frame for you to pose as the piece for our photographer, in our shimmer booth. Plus the usual selection of musical delights you expect from us!
EVERY SUNDAY THE LEGENDARY 60MPC PUB QUIZ STARTS AT 8PM £2 TO ENTER
19-21 EXETER RD, BOURNEMOUTH BH2 5AF
Gigs of the Month Sun 1 Mr Kyps, Poole: Saints of Sin + The Wilderpeople + Our Propaganda Thu 5, Old Fire Station, Bournemouth: Sleeper + Silver Sun + Yassassin
Fri 6 O2 Academy, Bournemouth: Public Service Broadcasting Fri 6 Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe: The Surfin’ Birds
Helena Mace - The Barrington Helena wrote the whole album Sun 8 Thomas Tripp, Christchurch: single-handedly and like “Moon Darren Hodson & the Southern Theatre- Gig Review Goddess” on the previous album, Companion The Barrington Theatre in her Father was drafted in to Fri 13 O2 Academy, Bournemouth: The Wonder Stuff + Ned’s Atomic Dustbin Ferndown is plays host to write another in the form of the an album launch by local atmospheric “Gothic Lullaby”. Fri 13 Sound Circus, Bournemouth: Jordan Ayris + Ethereal + James Haynes talented singer/songwriter Tonight Tom does a brilliant job Helena Mace. The album on the tune with some incredible Sat 14 Electric Palace, Bridport: “Chasing Dreams” is Helena’s fiddle work, which gives just the Ferocious Dog + Black Water County follow up to the 2016 “Wash right backdrop for Helena’s very Sun 15 Anvil, Bournemouth: Cove + Parting Gift Away the Years” and it was haunting vocals. recorded with Matt Black at Thu 19 Mr Kyps, Poole: Diverse Abilities Tunes such as the great “I Know Charity Gig:Featuring: Kung Fu Chicken the Hangover Hill Recording Fighters + Georgie Kay + Vixen Eyes + Tin I’d Be Ok” and the inspiring Studio. Angel + The Roughcuts + Cute Roots “Beautiful Mess”, a personal The record also features a Fri 20 Dorchester Corn Exchange, admission to life’ts difficult Dorchester: Skimmity Hitchers+ Imprints host of top artists including situations. + Sinful Maggie ex-Lindisfarne musician Tom As we come to the end of the Leary (Guitar/Fiddle), Si Genaro Sat 21 Lighthouse, Poole: Ninebarrow + evening Matt Black starts the (Harmonica), Matt Griffiths Will McNicol unmistakeable piano intro to the (Guitar), Matt Black (Piano), 21 Thomas Tripp (Christchurch), Queen Song “Too Much Love Will Sat and Helena’s husband Grant Christchurch: Xander & The Keys Kill You” and Helena belts out the James (Percussion). Opening Thu 26 Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth: appropriately with the first track lyric nailing every note perfectly, The Waterboys + Support off the new album “Breaking up much to the delight of her family and friends in the audience. The ain’t Easy”, Helena shows her evening ends on a high with all remarkably smooth vocal skills the musicians back on the stage which easily fill this large room. The band compliment her really for a very upbeat version of well with some lovely slide guitar “Wagon Wheel”, which gets the audience singing and clapping from Tom and some beautifully along for one last time. played piano from the multitalented Matt Black. Helena’s A fantastic evening which previous album has a much more hopefully is just the start of a long Country feel to it, but the new journey for Helena, her talents album opens her up to some new and this album could well deliver Helena Mace territories with the introduction the dreams she has been chasing. of some Folk roots with some strong influences from Matt and Tom. If you would like to find out more about the gigs and artists
mentioned in my blog please go to www.rock-regeneration.co.uk.
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Helena Mace- Chasing Dreams- Album http://www.helenamace.com Wolf Culture- Wreck - Debut Single https://www.wolfculture.co.ukt
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