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NEW VENUE ‘MADDING CROWD’ OPENS WITH BLUESMAN ZAC HARMON hear how the new venue owners are settling into bournemouth

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It’s gone a little bit festival Yea we get it its really hot...crazy in Dorset! This month does Music mark the startThis of the festival season. Living Luckily so is really the Dorset scene. month Ryan ‘Bear’ Mills of in Dorset we aretosurrounded by beautiful countryside, which also The Anvil chats Mark Andrews, WWE wrestler and front-man of provides anJunior, excellent areaoffor theBournemouth tribal gatherings which frequent pop punk’s ahead their show. Elsewhere our county. in the mag we catch up with new kids on the block The Madding Crowd to get the low down on this awesome new live music venue thein, long headline eventsUnderdogs such as Bestival, the 1From month andestablished Chinners reviews Savage debut to album; up and coming California 99. local festivals, there is something for everyone this summer. This plus a special retrospective of On The Bus festival from the We also take a look thehas Open Mic UK contest, organizers after the at dust settled on their finalwhich eventhas as seen well as in previous years. Rock Regeneration have asome shednotible load ofwinners listings and previews to get your monthly music fixan indepthin. look at the new Jack Grace EP and The Sub:Section picks booked the brains of the man behind the multi-genre party ‘Mash-Up’, Alex Harley. Plus all the usual gig listings, previews and more...

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DORSET Open Mic Night hosted by Si Genero SUNSHINE CIDER Mundane Days + Hello Hawaii Lion Patch Two + Klauss Schnopplejagen + Dj till late Ben Rose’s Evening of Country with Alex Cope & the Contraband and support from Tom McQ + Dj Morestyles till the early hours Sun 5 Jazz on Sunday with Ian Ellis & Friends Mon 6 Solid Air - Soulcreek, Ollins Lande’ Alastair Smith + Phil J. King Tue 7 Carl’s Comedy Club - MC Carl Filer: Ross McGrane, Headliner Matt Adlington and introducing local newcomer Glenn Braley Wed 8 Open Mic Night hosted by Si Genero in Chaplins Thu 9 Bandstand: The Vixens + I’m No Chessman + DJ Connie till late Fri 10 Hollowhead + Flash Fires from London + Dj Connie till late Sat 11 Off The Bone returns with Paisley + Moto Vamp + Dj SnuPeas Sun 12 Folk on Sunday with The Fox & The Owl Mon 13 Solid Air - Bowen & Pounds + Jake Bourke + Mark Houghton from the Dark Side Tue 14 Carrie Carrie’s INVENTORIUM spoken word. This month’s theme: SPACE - £5 on the door Wed 15 Open Mic Night hosted by SI Genero in Chaplins Thu 16 Rubber Soul - indie night - The Bedroom Text + Cherry Lotus Fri 17 Miss Ruby’s Roadhouse Band + Dj Connie till late Sat 18 DCF Fundraiser from 2pm: OPEN MIC, Raffle, Cakes and much more Jack Grace Band + Joe Corbin + Izzie Yardley + DJ Unification till late Sun 19 Jazz on Sunday with Trip Guitars Mon 20 Solid Air: John Holmes on their UK tour + Ash Ellis + Robin Prince + Dom James Tue 21 Acoustic Tuesday in Chaplins with Scarlette Wed 22 Open Mic Night hosted by Si Genero in Chaplins Thu 23 Bandstand - Fellman + Fedge Gondola + DJ Connie till late Fri 24 Dead Lettuce + Support + DJ Connie till late Sat 25 Outlaw Orchestra + DJ Mikee till the early hours Sun 26 Jazz on Sunday with the FB Pocket Orchestra Bank Holiday in the Cellar Bar from 10pm with DJ Dubwize Mon 27 Forbidden Planet with Cormac Nagle Tue 28 Acoustic Tuesday in Chaplins with Kez Hinton Wed 29 Open Mic Extravaganza in the Cellar Bar Thu 30 Folk Comedy event in Chaplins with The Polly Morris Band Fri 31 The Recks + The Burg with AJ + DJ Dubwize till late Sat 1 Shindig - 16 String Jack + Dj Miss Summers till late follow our Instagram: chaplinscellarbar -- Facebook: chaplins-bar -- twitter@chaplinscellar -- Contact us via our Website: Correct at time of press














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Madding Crowd…

...has taken off and with the

launch still to come!

It’s the talk of the town and what Bournemouth has needed for many years. Live music venue Madding Crowd is now open, with a slight change of plan. Dorset Music speaks to Peter Gilbert - Co Founder and Director of Madding Crowd.

Madding Crowd is hosting live music events every day. Why didn’t the big launch take place? With a few days to the opening, a legal matter arose with a local business and using their fire escape. This meant we can only open with 60 guests rather than the planned 200. How will this effect the business? It has caused chaos cancelling music acts, guest list and adjusting the marketing strategy yet the music scene has been so supportive and we have been hosting busy events with the smaller capacity. Gigs are now more intimate and offer a unique experience. On the first Sunday we opened Madding Crowd welcomed American blues act Zac Harmon and his band for their first UK gig. It was an incredible evening that we won’t forget. Our brand is ‘all about the music’ so even though we temporarily do not have the capacity to support the acts that we are booking, we feel we cannot hold back on what we are all about. This hurdle has actually created a rare opportunity for music lovers to get to see some amazing bands in a manner they are unlikely to experience again. Whe can people come and check out the latest addition to Bournemouth’s nightlife? Everyone is welcome to come in and take a look at the new facilities. We are open at 5pm every day.

Peter Gilbert

What events are you hosting? With live music every night of the week, there is something for everyone. Monday: An Evening With… a well established music act hosts the night with a variety of performers from the local scene Tuesday: Nostalgic Night - time to dance and enjoy music from yesteryear. A mix of swing plus rock and roll. Wednesday: World Music Night - from folk to urban. Thursday: Weekend Warm Up - more upbeat sets from bands and acoustic acts.

When will the venue be open a full capacity of 200? Realistically, this could take up to 2 months (October) so we are on a mission to make the most of the reduced capacity. What will make Madding Crowd a unique live music venue? Our aim is to be the place that musicians want & enjoy playing at, also to become a hub to chill and enjoy other artists. With the variety of genres and efficient marketing we hope to be here for the long run and expand into other parts of the country.

Friday: Run The Night - emerging bands take to the stage on their way into the mainstream. Saturday Party Night - bands who love to perform classic dance floor fillers. Sunday: Jazz/Blues/Funk/Soul - finish the weekend wither listening groovy live music. We’ve just had New York band PA Line perform a fantastic set as part of their UK tour plus we welcome Muffin on Saturday 25th AUGUST as well as other touring bands in the Autumn. Christmas will be busy too, plus a New Year’s Eve party that includes drink packages and group booking options. Si Genaro

Zac Harmon Band


Live music every evening Rock Pop Blues/Jazz Soul/Funk Indie Country Urban Emerging Bands


14a Commercial Road, Bournemouth Square (between Debenhams and Clarks) e: t: 07866 489 585

ON THE BUS FESTIVAL A RETROSPECTIVE Humans have long been attracted

to tribal gatherings. It’s an instinct built deep within us all. Nothing can quite have the same positive impact than people getting together, enjoying themselves amongst others who are there for the same reason.

Ideas are exchanged, new friends met and new memories are made among old friends. On The Bus always aimed to encapsulate the feel of the original festivals and since 2012 has been successfully bringing together people to the deepest Dorset countryside. The very first year was nothing but a generator, a tent and a drunken scotsman selling burgers. With an honourable mention to the legendary zipline, which caused enough injuries within the first three hours to be removed for the weekend... Who’d have thought that ziplines and alcohol don’t mix? The years that followed echoed that of many other festivals, there have been hundreds of ‘On The Buses’ across the country over the years, many with a similar story. Hundreds of volunteers putting in hours, suppliers loaning and discounting equipment and the organisers always praying for sunshine. As On The Bus inevitably grew, the tents got bigger as did the bands and DJ’s. The

Correspondents, Goldie Lookin’ Chain, Task Force, The Mouse Outfit and The Four Owls among the performers. All ably backed up by the wealth of local artists and DJs that Dorset has to offer. Sometimes the praying for sunshine doesn’t work. In 2017 the festival fell on a particularly wet part of the season. Ticket sales were hit and, like many other small festivals, On The Bus struggled to make the ends meet. The truth is that small events without sponsors provide a backbone of culture across the nation. Without large sponsors however, it’s harder to weather the storm when it inevitably comes. On The Bus also suffered a double whammy when a stage and equipement was stolen on new years day. However the community rallied and after a crowdfunding campaign, one last party was thrown in the OTB name last month. It’s more important than ever to support these events, with festivals of all sizes seeing a downturn. These are the fields where the next great ideas are born, the next exciting bands meet and the next generation get to feel the buzz that only comes from sharing a space with your tribe. On The Bus was a hell of a ride and the final stop was worth the 7 years work to get there. From everyone who has been involved in this festival, we thank everyone who has ever supported our madcap gatherings.

PREVIEWS Traditional rock’n’roll from UK legend


Reg Smith (aka Marty Wilde) was a massive pop star in the ‘50s and ‘60s with a plethora of hits including Rubber Ball and Teenager In Love. Marty is still touring the nation’s concert halls to this day and getting a great reaction from audiences up and down the country. His own show, Born To Rock ‘n’ Roll, in which he performs with his Wildcats, has received wonderful critical acclaim and has not only attracted his original fans but a whole host of new ones, who are just discovering the man and his individual brand of rock ‘n’ roll.



Long walks and catchy tunes

With their broad Scottish accents, twin brothers Charlie and Craig sounded refreshingly different from anything else around when they first came to our attention, hitting the charts in the late 80s with anthems like ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ (later adopted by Peter Kay for a memorable charity video and single) and ‘Letter From America’. Since then a steady flow of successful albums have followed and their material took a surprising turn in 2013 when it was used in a new British musical Sunshine On Leith, taking its name from their 1988 platinum album. 11TH


AUG | PAVILION THEATRE Rock so filthy even cillit bang can’t clean it

Off The Bone returns! OTB has been bringing Bournemouth the best in national and local dirty rock/garage/psych bands for years and this latest installment will be no different. Bands include MOTO VAMP ( L.A,London ), a Russ Meyer inspired trash garage madness and psyched out Rock N Roll fronted by LA motor vixen Lily Marlene and PAISLEY (Weymouth), pumped up super - soul ass shakin’ Garage and Heavy Rock N Roll from Weymouth’s kings of kool. Plus DJ sets from Will of local record store Snupeas fame and RRG.

11TH AUG | CHAPLINS AND CELLAR BAR The last decade to have excellent music remembered

Tribeca Events is proud to present the ‘Back To The 90’s’, taking place at the award-winning Canvas in Bournemouth. The highly acclaimed Mike Hyde and his live show take you through a party rocking genredefying selection of 90’s hits! The perfect night to reminisce with friends and family. Your host and DJ Jay Rachet plays before and after the band, backing them up with 90’s classics until midnight. Canvas resident DJs then take over the party until late!




The best new bands: Run The Night

Run The Night once again put together a night featuring some of the best up and coming acts around. One Word are an exciting four piece band from Bournemouth performing modern indie/rock originals. Their influences include Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Hunna, Frank Turner, The Struts and many more. Wave Chase are a 4-piece indie/ alternative rock band from the South coast influenced by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beach Boys, The Ramones, The Clash, The Smiths among others. CROWD






German stoner bluescore

High Fighter formed in Summer 2014 and it started as a total new band project born by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis. Add a heavy dose of the blues to this volatile cocktail of heavy as hell vocals & riffs fuelled by beer and the mighty weedian riffs, High Fighter deliver some mean and dirty Bluescore, Stoner & Sludge to fuel your appetite with. Support from Tuskar, a 2 Piece filth from Milton Keynes and My Diablo, a Groovey 2 piece from Oxford.


Smoky vocalled country rock Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever. Her debut album Wildfire (Sept 1st 2017) debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues Chart and is a unique trans-Atlantic coming together of styles.


Platinum selling heavy metal

The platinum selling rockers who received massive mainstream success with the hits “Everything About You” and “Cats in the Cradle” reformed in 2010, and have been wowing audiences ever since with their incendiary live performances, refreshed after having done it all the first time round. The band have toured with a who’s who of rock legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Skid Row.


10TH SEPT | ENGINE ROOMS Mind blowing blues/roots

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Their live shows seek to bring aspects of blues, Americana and folk to the table. Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), Daniel plucks beats, scratches and bows his double bass to create and an unexpected array of textures and sounds.

26TH SEPT | THE 1865, SOUTHAMPTON Indie sensations back for another round

The slacker-rock quartet have spun up a neat formula of chugging Weezer college rock and languid, lilting Mac Demarco guitar lines bound to get you singing along drunkenly into your mates face. Having recently released their debut album The Magic Gang have exploded after being signed to Warner Bros. No strangers to Bournemouth the band recently sold out a We Broke Free event at The Old Firestation.






the best of the rest

Wed 1 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Mike Dowdall + EJ Evans

Thu 2 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Tori Allen + Matt Griffiths Thu 2 Langton Matravers Village Hall Swanage : Purbeck Folk Club:Featuring: Julius Levallon + Georgina Palmer Fri 3 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Inspiration + Paul Walker Fri 3 Canvas Bournemouth : The Fatback Band Fri 3 Barrington Theatre Ferndown : Pop-Up Bowie (David Bowie Tribute) Fri 3 The Madding Crowd : Bowen and Pounds + Soulcreek Fri 3 Sound Circus Bournemouth : Marble Tides + Dresden + Cherry Lotus Fri 3 Smokin Aces Bournemouth : Tom Clements Sat 4 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Dave Griffiths + Scott Haynes Sat 4 Lord Nelson Poole : All Funked Upt Sun 5 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Anne Marie + Funky Little Choir Sun 5 Poole Hill Brewery Bournemouth : Open Mic Night: Hosted by Edward Fox Mon 6 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Philip John + Jonny Phillips Tue 7 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Klauss Shnopplejagen + Choppers Children Tue 7 Anvil Bournemouth : Time the Valuator + Winchester Tue 7 Lord Nelson Poole : The Mistakes Wed 8 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Michael Bundell + Matt Black Wed 8 Weymouth Pavillion Weymouth : Marty Wilde & The Wildcats Wed 8 Dean Park Inn Bournemouth : The Rhythm & Grooves Jam Thu 9 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Philip John + Chris Payn Fri 10 Fri 10 Fri 10 Fri 10

Canvas Bournemouth : Groovemeister The Madding Crowd Bournemouth : Erica Drive + Support Barrington Theatre Ferndown : Bon Giovi (Bon Jovi Tribute ) Allendale Centre Wimborne : Bad Manners+ The Modules

Thu 16 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Ej Evans + Lee Rasdall- Dove Thu 16 Four Horsemen Bournemouth : Tim Somerfield Human Jukebox Fri 17 James and White Christchurch : Krista Green Fri 17 The White Lion Inn Gillingham : Tom Clements Sat 18 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Charlie Woodford + Soulcreek Sat 18 Weymouth Pavillion Weymouth : Showaddywaddy Sat 18 Swanage Outdoor Amphitheatre Swanage : Rat Race Sat 18 Hop Inn Bournemouth : The Defectors Sun 19 Lord Nelson Poole : Blame George Sun 19 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Rich Baxter Tue 21 Lord Nelson Poole : Raising Kane

Fri 24 James and White Christchurch : The Goodfoot Band Fri 24 Sound Circus Bournemouth : Famous Monsters (Tribute to The MIsfits)+ Stocks N Skins Fri 24 The Duke Of Cornwall Weymouth : Total Madness(Madness Tribute) Sat 25 Canford Heath Community Centre Poole : Southern Brotherhood+ Support Sat 25 Lord Nelson Poole : Vintage Dogs Sat 25 Avon Social Club Grounds Bournemouth : Rockwaves Sun 26 Olive Branch Wimborne : Emma-Jane Toop Sun 26 Lord Nelson Poole : Icarus Sun 26 Poole Hill Brewery Bournemouth : Open Mic Night: Hosted by Edward Fox Mon 27 Lord Nelson Poole : Teddy Rocks & Forest Holme Festival: Featuring: The Red Crow + The Wonky Donkeys + Mutiny at the Beach + Foo Forgers (Tribute) Thu 30 Poole Hill Brewery Bournemouth : Open Mic Night: Hosted by Edward Fox Fri 31 Canvas Bournemouth : Complete Madness (Madness Tribute) Fri 31 Dorchester Arts Centre Dorchester : Elles Bailey Fri 31 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne : The Best Of Wham (Tribute)

Fri 10 Fiveways Pub Bournemouth : Total Madness(Madness Tribute) Fri 10 King Charles Poole : Strange Crew Sat 11 Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth : The Proclaimers Sat 11 The Black Dog Weymouth : Total Madness(Madness Tribute) Tue 14 Ye Olde Starre Inne Christchurch : Folk and Roots Night Tue 14 Lord Nelson Poole : Innocent Bystander (Covers Duo) Wed 15 Bournemouth Square Bournemouth : Summer Live Bournemouth:Featuring: Imi Byers + Kex Hinton



Gigs of the Month Fri 3rd The Madding Crowd, Bournemouth: Bowen and Pounds + Soulcreek ‘California 99’ by Savage Underdogs

American music and the endless list of US musicians have been a massive part of the musical motivation for South Coast based four-piece band the Savage Underdogs. After a trip there in 2016 frontman and lyricist, Matthew Williams brought back some ideas that would eventually lead to the band’s debut album ‘California 99’. There was already a joint appreciation of the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and punk bands like Social Distortion. The album airs storytelling lyrics vividly referencing American and historical world events with some personal stories of Matthew’s too. The album brings together four musicians who are all very adept within their own fields and when they come together, a certain chemistry takes over. The record leans heavily on

guitar-laden tracks with plenty of styles to keep things varied. They had indeed tried to embrace the classic Americana styles with a smattering of blues, but there is no shaking off the punk heartbeat that clearly pulses through Matthew William’s veins. At times they remind me of New Model Army and at times Shane McGowan’s heavy influence rears once again. There are plenty of standout moments like ‘Gypsy Queen’, the pulsating ‘Killing Fields’ and the haunting organ intro of mosh pit favourite The Churches, which leads nicely to a hidden acapella version of the title track. I would like to see these guys trying to vary things around a bit more with some experimentation and move away from their comfort zones, to bring in new elements and styles to their music. A great debut nevertheless and it is good to see a band still so passionate about delivering their own original tunes.

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Sat 4th Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe: An Evening Of Country Music: Alex Cope and The Contraband + Tom McQ Tue 7th Lord Nelson, Poole: The Mistakes Fri 10th The Madding Crowd, Bournemouth: Erica Drive + Support Sat 11th Rose and Crown, Lytchett Matravers, Poole: Harpin’ On Sat 11th Grove Tavern, Bournemouth: Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords Fri 17th Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe: Miss Ruby’s Roadhouse Blues Band Sat 18th Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe: The Jack Grace Band Sat 25th Amberwood Inn, Walkford, Christchurch: Monkey’s Uncle Sat 25th Square and Compass, Swanage: Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band Fri 31st Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe The Recks + Burg & The Back Porch Band

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Dorset Music Magazine August 2018  

Yea we get it, its hot... Luckily so is the Dorset Music scene. This month Ryan ‘Bear’ Mills of The Anvil chats to Mark Andrews, WWE wrestl...

Dorset Music Magazine August 2018  

Yea we get it, its hot... Luckily so is the Dorset Music scene. This month Ryan ‘Bear’ Mills of The Anvil chats to Mark Andrews, WWE wrestl...