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This month we catch up with MotoGp legend turned rock star James Toseland ahead of his show at the Old Firestation, we have a natter with Dan Pugsley of Skindred about their forthcoming tour and ask up and coming noiseniks, Dead Harts, some silly questions. All this plus previews and listings for all of the best local venues and we do all the leg work rounding up all of the best festive events so you don’t have to. Happy holidays and a prosperous New Year from Bournemouth Music Magazine.
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An earthy soulful voice, blistering guitar skills and a bagful of inspired material
BB3 29 Funk, Soul and Good Times 30 Dressed to kill The UK's only authentic KISS tribute
Giovi 6 ABon tribute to Bon Jovi 7 t.rextasy
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Alibi 14 APerfect trip to the darkside with this Pink Floyd tribute 20 kings Ov Leon
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rock regeneration Xmas Shindig £5 29 Featuring some of Bournemouth’s finest: Sansara, Western Sand, Saints Of Sin, Walk The Night + surprise encore collaboration with Guest DJ + Compare "Chinners"
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ROCK REGENERATION November was by far the busiest month so far this year for gigs, there was just so much going on. I was just disappointed that I could not clone myself so I could get around to see more...
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One of the highlights of the month was the return of one of Walk The Night (and some bloke) Dorset’s premier party band ‘Disco’s Out (Murders In)’ who performed a storming gig at Mr Kyps in Poole showcasing some great new material. I was also fortunate enough to see a great performance at the Winchester in Bournemouth of a relatively new band called “Hope & The New Flower Generation” a piano led band with some great songs that feature some delightful harmonization. Rock band Walk The Night came along to the Hope Fm radio station for an amazing acoustic session with some great stripped down versions of their songs including a fantastic new number called “World Is Still Mine” a song that every rock fan really needs to hear. At Chaplin’s in Boscombe the excellent local singer/song writer Jack Grace was welcomed back by his loyal following of fans who were treated to a huge hour and a half set of all first class original songs. This included Jack’s very emotive new single “406” which with the very passionate vocals cannot fail to Our gigs of the Month move anyone who listens to it. 6th December : Quinney Quinney/Dog House Boat Boys- Chaplin’s, Boscombe In the words of Martin Luther King “I had a dream”, 7th December : Tenacious D - O2 Academy, it was about bringing all the best local rock Boscombe Bournemouth bands together for one special gig. 13th December: Death Of An Artist(Ep Launch)Anvil, Bournemouth Thanks to Mr Kyps, I am pleased to announce that 20th December: Broken Branches/Shona Lowethis gig will take place on the Sunday 29th December. Kasbah Club, Boscombe We have called it the “Rock Regeneration Christmas 29th December: Willowen(Album Launch)- Ocean Shindig” and it will feature four great bands: Saints Of View Hotel, Bournemouth
Sin, Western Sand, Sansara and Walk The Night. Tickets are selling fast at and are only £5.00 each and can be purchased from the Mr Kyps website - www.mrkyps. net . As well as the bands we have local rock DJ Jeff Keenan formerly of the Steam house who is going to be spinning some of the best rock tunes in between bands. There is also a special encore collaboration which will see the bands all get to get to perform something extra special. Myself Jon and the Rock Regeneration team are looking forward to welcoming you all to our very special evening.
Local Radio Live Wire Live - Hope Fm 90.1 Wednedays 7-9pm Listen on Line www.hopefm.com for further gigs in the area check out the comprehenisve Rock Regeneration gig guide here: www.rock-regeneration.co.uk/wordpress/gigs/
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DEAD HARTS Matt Pask (Guitar)
If you had the chance to give up the band life to become a pirate would you do it? I don’t think so. Although Ant and Bax could give Black Beard a run for his money, their beards are magnificent. If you had to eat one of the following what would it be: Octopus Tentacles, kangaroo’s tail or zombie brains? I tried Kangaroo in Oz, was decent so we’ll go with that. Seafood sucks dick unless it’s battered and zombie brains would cause some intestinal issues. How was the band formed? Just 5 mates who liked heavy music jamming together, simple as that really. What goes around the world but stays in a corner? A stamp. (Cheers Google) Who would win in a race, Dead Harts or Demoraliser? Since Dexter has dropped a shitload of weight Demozza would have gotten quicker but us Harts lads are likely to use rough tactics to get the upper hand. Where’s the weirdest place that inspiration for a song has struck? Once saw a mate’s phone number and used it as a template for a techy breakdown. What album/song are you ashamed to admit you secretly love? I’ve got a quite serious obsession with Celine Dion’s Falling into You album and her in general. But if anyone identifies her by that shit Titanic song again I will take their life from them. There’s so much more to her. If you knew today was your last day on earth, how would you spend it? Getting annihilated on the nosebags and f**king until I couldn’t support my own weight. If you had a snail that could magically grant wishes, what would you name it? Gary. Gary the snail. Gaz once I’d got to know him. The fact he could grant wishes is irrelevant to be honest. How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before? To someone who knows decent music: A cement mixer full of The Chariot and Norma Jean. To someone who doesn’t: Heavy. No, not like Slipknot. Why should we come to see your live show? We go hard every night and we don’t do standing still. We’re passionate about what we do and we show it to the point of collapse. Even if you don’t like the music, you’ll enjoy watching 5 dudes run themselves into the ground. We think the music sounds alright aswell. Catch Dead Harts with Demoraliser at The Anvil on December 12
Skindred roll into Southampton next month – everyone’s favourite ragga metallers are sure to wake us all up out of our post-festive season slumber when they hit The Mo Club on 23rd January. It’s hard to believe that the smash hit debut album Babylon is over a decade old but with the hotly anticipated Kill the Power set for release in January we know you can expect a live show full of new surprises, old favourites and of course, the famous Newport ‘Copter. Recently, the band have been working their little socks off. Amongst trying to finish recording and mixing the new album, they’ve been playing headline shows and festivals across the globe, recording videos in India, teasing us with snippets from Kill the Power and generally having LOADS of fun. We caught up with the band in Berlin and had a good old chat with Dan (Pugsley, bass) to find out a bit more…. So, there’s been a lot of build up towards Kill the Power coming out, what can we expect? How has the Skindred sound evolved? I think that Kill the Power is really the record we wanted Roots Rock Riot to be, there’s a lot going on there. There are songs on the new record that really lean towards Babylon style Skindred, heavy dancehall, detuned guitars, all high energy stuff, and there’s a part of the record that’s a development of some of the ideas on Union Black, really bringing the electronic, production elements forward. Then there’s this relatively unexplored element to Skindred on there.... I hate saying “mature” when talking about music, that’s usually a red flag for me, but we’ve written some songs that I think just stand out. I wanted to make a record like Blood Sugar Sex Magic. I loved that record and it was so influential on me growing up, an album with tons of material, all quite different but all totally representative of the band. You’re well known for your high energy live shows, is it tough recreating that on a record or do you think the two should retain a degree of separation? I read this Jimi Hendrix quote before we ever started Skindred, and it was something to the effect of how you should use the studio as an instrument in its own right. We’ve always approached it that way; do what you do in the studio and just figure it out later on. Live is its own thing, you may not be able to have a huge
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string section with you on tour, but having a live band in front of you is so powerful in its own right. Nowadays, having Dan Sturgess on stage with us, those lines have been blurred because with his set up he can trigger parts from the album that would have been impossible to play live otherwise. You’ve certainly been busy recently, with trips to Japan and India to name a few. Where have you seen the most surprising response to your music? Japan is always amazing, and India was crazy... I never imagined we’d ever be playing there. The crowd was amazing, totally amazing. The place with the most surprising, or powerful response was Turkey. When we played a festival there this year it was the first event since all the social unrest that happened earlier in the year. At the heart of it we are just a bunch of guys that write and play music that we love and we want people to have a good time and dance, be themselves at the shows, but when it goes further than that its mind blowing. When we opened with our song “Stand For Something” the crowd sang it with such passion where they’d really taken on the lyrics, I was really moved. Never felt anything like that before. Where has been the most fun and why? I just love Japan! I love being in that country, always so fun to play. If I’m totally honest it’s because I love the food so much haha! It must get tiring travelling so much – does anyone in the band have any habits that particularly grate when you’re on the road? Do people in my band have bad habits? Absolutely! I’m just trying to think of something that you’ll be
allowed to print. I’ll use Arya because he’s a good sport, he loves to play annoying games where he poses you with two disgusting scenarios, usually involving body parts and excrement and you have to choose which one you’d do if you had to do one... and give your reasons. 5 minutes of it is actually quite amusing but when you’re trying to sleep when you’re travelling or trying to relax and all that’s going on... it grates a little ha!
Which up and coming artists would you recommend Skindred fans check out?
Do any of you have any other talents, apart from musicianship?
Dan, you’re originally from Southampton. Does that make playing here a different experience to other towns? We think Southampton holds a torch for Skindred and really sees you as being one of ‘our’ bands!
I think everyone has their own thing when we’re at home. Benji is very much music orientated; I’m pretty much the same with comics and cooking thrown in. Mikey is really getting into tattooing, he’s actually working at a studio when we’re not on tour and Arya loves the business side of music, that’s more his thing, he’s managing a couple of bands. The music industry has changed a lot since Skindred first formed, have there been any hard lessons learnt along the way? The industry has changed a ton since we started! We came out at a time before downloading, by the time our second record dropped it was the norm. I think the biggest lesson I’ve learnt is just make music you love, regardless of how commercially viable it is, because really, nowadays it’s so hard to sell albums if you’re just making music you don’t care about to make a buck and it doesn’t sell? You’ve cheated the people and cheated yourself. Better to be real. That is true success. I don’t need any awards or pats on the back. There’s been a lot of debate recently about the future of live music, with many smaller venues closing across the country. What do you think can be done to enthuse the public to come back out to support live shows? The issue of getting people back to shows is tricky. I think it’s just that at the moment people don’t have a lot of money to go to shows. A lot of music fans I know, rather than going to lots of gigs throughout the year will save and go to a festival, treat it like a holiday, especially with festivals becoming more accessible to families. That does prove the market for live music is there, it’s just going to take some time before people can afford to get to gigs regularly again. Take the recent furore over the Download 2014 announcements for example, do you think there are simply too many bands available these days, with a lack of new big players coming forward to carry the mantle of ‘headliner’?
I think we like bands that are just doing their own thing and doing it really well. I have got a lot of love for Turbowolf. I think those guys are great, really looking forward to their new record. I saw a band the other day called Empire, just been sent their album. I think they’re definitely one to watch, great guitar playing and singer’s voice is unreal... like a soulful Bruce Dickinson... ha!
Yeah definitely, obviously I grew up there till I moved to Wales and started the band. At our first shows in Southampton there was always a contingency of my friends there, it being a home town thing so I think that really developed the relationship. Benji has always said in private “Southampton just get it” and I think that’s because Skindred in part is a product of Southampton. It’s always had a great alternative scene. I’d go to nights (probably a little younger than I should have been) and hear DJ Hammy play records, but then there’s always been this dance music thing here too. The city has been very influential on my tastes and therefore the music we make. With such a great back catalogue, how do you decide what to play at your live shows? It is getting harder to choose the songs we play live. There are some mainstays in there; people always want to hear Ratrace, they always want to hear Nobody, so we have to be aware of that. What we tend to do now, for our own sanity, is to play all the “classics” but do new things with them, give them different breakdowns or create mash ups with other songs. Doing that with the set has given us a lot of freedom. And finally, is there a question that you wish interviewers would ask but they never do? What is it and what’s the answer? One lump or two? But none for me, I’m sweet enough haha!
ZAN LAWTHER Don’t miss Skindred play the Mo’ Club in Southampton on January 23
Absolutely. There’s been this thing for a while, unless you get Metallica or Iron Maiden to play your festival it’s just not going to sell. I think it’s really up to the promoters to champion newer bands and bring them through. I think that’s been the case with Rammstein and Slipknot, but those are still bands that have been established for at least 10 years! Promoters need to take a chance, because it’s an investment in the business as a whole.
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Since his forced retirement from Superbike racing, James has pursued a full-time rock career with an all-consuming passion that has seen him collaborating with Little Angels legend Toby Jepson to write an album packed with hard rock and power ballads. He’s using the grit, determination and will to succeed that made him a double world champion to focus on pursuing his first passion in life: music. You’ve already sustained a hugely successful racing career, how did you make the transition from racing to rock music? I actually studied music and piano playing way before I was introduced to motorcycling. My Grandmother (Pam) played the piano and that’s where my love of music started. I had lessons from the age of 8 all the way up to the age of 16 when I had to unfortunately give the lessons up once I got my first world championship ride on the motorcycle circuit. But throughout my motorcycle career I had a keyboard in my motorhome and I played most days as playing was my complete get away from the high speed world of motorcycle racing and it was the only thing that stopped me from being an obsessively competitive racer!!!
What is it like building an entirely new career after having been so famous from racing? To look up at the ladder from the bottom again has been a massive life challenge for me after being at the top for so many years in my previous career and I knew there would be a transitional period for the people who supported me as a racer to accept and respect me as a musician, but with all the hard work with Toby on producing the very best we could with the album, everyone so far has been amazingly complimentary about it. Also to have had the gigs we’ve been able to perform at in our first headline tour earlier in the year including, ‘Download festival’, Supporting ‘The Little Angels’ and supporting ‘The Darkness’ has been an amazing start. We imagine your stage show is pretty dynamic, what can we expect? I couldn’t be more proud to step out on stage with the guys in the band! Zurab (Guitars), Rabea (Guitars), Dave (Bass), and William (Drums) are fantastic players. The strongest part of our show is how obvious it is to see how much we love what we do! We all love the tracks me and Toby have produced and it shows in every performance.
What’s playing on your IPod/in your car right now? Right now its Planet Rock radio as they have really championed the music and put both ‘Life is Beautiful’ and Has music always been something you’ve wanted to pursue? ‘Renegade’ straight onto their A list! I always wanted to write my own material and I wrote half a dozen ballads during my motorcycle career. From performing those songs I discovered a completely new passion for playing And finally, you work pretty hard……what’s your songs of my own and that’s why writing an album was always favourite thing to do on your day off? Spending time with my wife, family and friends as life is so something I knew I had to do at some point. busy for us both. Always love going back to Sheffield too and have the little joys in life where everyone in the room can Who is your biggest musical influence? Early in my playing days I loved the likes of Jools Holland and actually understand what I’m saying!! Ha. Elton John and then discovered Rock once I entered the world ZAN LAWTHER of motorcycling with Queen, Guns and Roses, Aerosmith and For more info visit www.toselandmusic.com Led Zeppelin etc. Catch Toseland live at the Old Firestation on 10th Dec What was it like working with Toby Jepson (Little Angels) on your album? Working with Toby was one of the most amazing experiences in my life so far. I was so fortunate to have been introduced to someone who was so passionate about his art and I knew from day one that what ever came from our song writing sessions together that I would have the chance to show case myself in the best possible way with tracks that had real integrity and belief behind them. We have become fantastic friends from this experience together and he now co manages the band with Martin Tibbetts of ‘Strange world management’.
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PREVIEWS DEAD HARTS / DEMORALISER Relentlessly heavy UK metalcore
Heart, passion, grit and determination are the ingredients that make up Midlands 5 piece Dead Harts. Metalcore in it’s purest form so expect crushing riffs, unforgiving drums and growling vocals. Co-headliners Demoraliser are primed to set the metal world alight with vocalist James Dexter’s venom fuelled barks and their infectiously catchy, yet relentlessly heavy onslaught.
Dec 12 | The Anvil
FOR FANS OF: FEED THE RHINO / DESOLATED / HEIGHTS
South coast hard rocking heroes
This is rip-roaring, high energy, balls to the wall hard rock and that’s the truth. Wailing guitars, wailing vocals and foot stomping, crotch thrusting rhythms. Definitely one for the vests, boots and bandanas brigade - their live performances are tight and powerful!
FOR FANS OF: HEAVEN’S BASEMENT / GNR / BUCKCHERRY
Dec 20 | The Winchester
Dec 20 | Chaplin’s
Feel good pop n soul to make you wanna dance
Grab some summertime vibes with The Cramatics this winter. This is pure indie pop with a soul that will make you want to throw your hands in the air and dance. Having recently supported big names such as Bastille and Rizzle Kicks we reckon you’ll be hearing a lot of these boys next festival season. FOR FANS OF: TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB / MAROON 5 / SCISSOR SISTERS
Don’t be an idiot…..it’s Green Day (almost!)
FOR FANS OF: UMMM…….LIKE, GREEN DAY OR WHATEVER!
Jan 17 | Sound Circus
This band have but one aim, to recreate the look, the sound, the energy and all the onstage ‘fun n frolics’ that Green Day are renowned for worldwide. They aren’t trying to be Green Day, just pay tribute to them by recreating their music and stage show as accurately as they can and bring it to the fans. And they’re winning!
Jan 23 | Old Fire Station
High energy veteran pop-punkers
Mayday Parade was born in 2005 when two popular Tallahassee bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, decided to merge and form one group. There’s no escaping the energy that Mayday Parade brings to their live shows. Their engaging and enthusiastic music escapes the confines of the generic ‘pop punk’ mantle with impressive guitar licks and vocal layering. FOR FANS OF: PIERCE THE VEIL / ALL TIME LOW / PLAIN WHITE T’S
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PREVIEWS MAX RAPTOR / FORT HOPE
Jan 26 | The Anvil
A whole lotta rock for your buck!
Max Raptor sound like the claws of British rock n’ roll frantically disembowelling American alt-rock with a partisan punk attitude, spearheading a hungry horde of new wave British alt-rock bands. Fort Hope, the other side of this co-headline coin, have been turning heads this year with their catchy, chunky sound supported by phenomenal vocals from lead singer Jon Gaskin. FOR FANS OF: YOU ME AT SIX / MARMOZETS / THE COMPUTERS
Melodic folk-rock all the way from Canada
CITY AND COLOUR
FOR FANS OF: JONNY CRAIG / ALEXISONFIRE / CIRCA SURVIVE
Feb 03 | O2 Academy
City and Colour is the recording alias for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, best known as the singer/guitarist for post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. Having toured as support for Biffy Clyro early in 2013, he’s bringing his folk indie-rock and the full band over for a headline tour in 2014.
Feb 24 | O2 Academy
You can’t help but love this hip-hop-pop duo
Platinum selling duo Rizzle Kicks’ new criticallyacclaimed album Roaring 20s stormed into the chart at no.3, providing a much needed blast of their signature irresistible pop. The band have announced a massive tour of the UK, making an eagerly anticipated return to the live circuit in February/March 2014. FOR FANS OF: PROFESSOR GREEN / TINIE TEMPAH / LABRINTH
The Take That of doo-wop
This quintet’s vintage five-part vocal harmonies have seen them through a succession of major achievements, including performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, appearing at the Festival of Remembrance and several high profile festival appearances. Expect a hi-octane blast through the hits of the 60’s from the undisputed kings of British doo-wop! FOR FANS OF: MARCUS COLLINS / MICHAEL BUBLE / THE DRIFTERS
Feb 27 | BIC
Uplifting lyrical pop-rock It seems there is no stopping London-based Bastille whose ever increasing fan base are clearly connecting with the band’s haunting melodies, strong narratives and rhythmic backbone. The band have had a packed summer in 2013 seeing them on some of the biggest stages on the festival circuit so if you missed them, now’s your chance!
Mar 04 | BIC
FOR FANS OF: THE 1975 / TO KILL A KING / KODALINE
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vibes, local madcap metallers aAnd will also be having their Xmas bash on this night at The Anvil with a little help from their pals Furyborn, expect metal, mayhem and morph-suits.
There’s loads on in the Bournemouth area over Xmas and New Year and music to suit all tastes. We’ve rounded up the all best events here in one place to make it easy for you, so step away from that mince pie, pop Granny in front of the Strictly Come Dancing omnibus and get yourself some proper festive cheer at one of these great live music events or cracking clubnights. Chin chin! There’s something for all tastes in the run up to Christmas. Kicking things off on December 19th we have The Celebrity Christmas Cracker at Halo. Renowned for throwing the biggest parties week in week out, the special Xmas guest will remain a mystery till the last minute (like a Christmas cracker, geddit?). By the time the Halo cracker is pulled to announce the huge celebrity act hosting the party the former church will be transformed into a winter wonderland with free Christmas hats, minced pies, mulled wine shots plus all the biggest and best RnB, House, Chart and Mash Up anthems with DJ’s Jay Welch & Maxwell going back to back plus all your favourite weekly residents. On to Saturday 21st and we have a night of UK garage and house courtesy of Garage Nation featuring DJ Ez, Artful Dodger, DJ Luck & MC Neat at the O2 Academy Bournemouth. At the complete opposite end of the spectrum we have the Twisted Christmas Party at the Sound Circus - Alternative music and festive tunes with a free house spirit & mixer for those in Christmas or Twisted (use your imagination) festive fancy dress. Keeping with the alternative BOURNEMOUTH MUSIC | DECEMBER 2013
Over to Poole on 29th December for the Rock Regeneration Xmas Bash at Mr Kyps. Our very own Chinners will be DJing and compering a huge night of local rock featuring Sansara, Western Sand, Saints Of Sin and Walk The Night and culminating in a huge special encore collaboration. T’was the night before Xmas and not a creature was stirring... except the Mother Ukers at Chaplins, masters of Ukular Fusion, modern day classics with a ukelele twist. Or if rock’s your thing then back to the Sound Circus for more festive fancy dress shenanigans with 100 presents wrapped up and waiting for those who are dressed up the best. FESTIVE EVENTS
So, to the biggest party night of the year... The Winchester is hosting a huge DJ-fest this New Year’s Eve - with tunes from all genres and all eras there really will be something for everyone. Halo host their very own Masquerade Ball and for one night only it will be transformed into a Palace celebrating the New Year in hedonistic style with a glamorous party to capture all your senses. Come dressed to the nines with the most outrageous face masks and head gear you can imagine, the more glamorous and intriguing the better! Expect some wild entertainment around every corner of the church, inside and outside and only the best DJ talent in town guiding you through the midnight hour until day break. Throw in CO2 & Glitter Cannons, Full Decor, Champagne reception, LED Wall, motion graphics, Stadium lighting rig and more! Your senses will be blown. Meanwhile in Boscombe you could dance in the New Year at Chaplins with Pachango! Bournemouth’s favourite British-Colombianafro-beat-reggae-fusion 9 piece. Their music is uplifting with its exciting melodic fusion of exotic gypsy-Latin soulful rhythms, and strong powerful brass section that complements the sizzling flow of lyrics in Spanish and English. Or if you fancy something a little harder perhaps the O2 Academy’s One Nation New Year Party, a huge night of dance music featuring DJ Hazard, Criss Criss (Live), Harry Shotta Show, Shadow Demon Coalition, Majistrate, Logan D, Sub Zero, Tyke, Pacsoo and many more to keep you dancing till 5am! BOURNEMOUTH MUSIC | DECEMBER 2013
If you need a bit more riffage in your NYE celebration then The Anvil has two floors of rock fun featuring DJ’s, live music and party games till the small hours or dig out your best fancy dress or black tie get up and go nuts for the biggest alternative music party of the year at the Sound Circus. Or for something completely different bring in 2014 like a champion with The Great Pretender at Mr Kyps in Poole. With special guest Brian Rock as Brian May, and featuring the brilliant Queen tribute band ‘HRH’. This is so much more than just another Queen show! A Kyps institution, the band have sold out near enough every show they have played at the venue with fans returning time and time again. The reason for this dedication is simple… The band are very VERY good! The image, the voice and the energy of Freddie is here along with the stage show which made Queen so famous, combined with the fantastic songs which have cast Queen into rock immortality. The ‘The Great Pretender ‘stage show is a unique and unrivalled sound and light spectacular packed with surprises, not only faithfully recreating the music of Queen, but also recapturing the outrageous and infamous fashions of the outlandish Freddie Mercury. The Great Pretender
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Born in the shadows of punk rock, Skeleton Kid came to light in 2011 when bassist Timmy C and guitarist Frankie G bonded over a love of 80s Hair Metal, Punk and all things horror. Raised on the excessive rock n roll lifestyle, Skeleton Kid is all about the cardinal pleasures in life. With “boot stomping punk anthems” and a middle finger attitude, Skeleton Kid has burst onto the scene and declared it their own. Having recently won a fan-voted competition to open for Papa Roach in Germany the boys are riding high, currently touring and promoting their first full length album ‘It’s a Funeral Not a Fashion Statement’, produced by Tom Jobling and released September 2013. You can catch them at The Anvil on 17th January but we managed to drag ‘em in for a quick chat to see what all the fuss is about.
Who’s in the band and what do you all do? Frankie G - Guitar and Vocals, Timmy C - Bass and Vocals, Josh D - Drums You describe yourselves as ‘shadow punk’ – what does that mean? It’s a genre we created for ourselves as everyone was always asking to define us and we couldn’t! It basically encompasses punk, metal and heavy rock with dark emotional lyrics Which bands have had the biggest influence on your music? Motley Crue, AFI, Bullet For My Valentine, Marilyn Manson You recently won the opportunity to open for Papa Roach. How did that come about and what was it like? Their label was running a competition to open for them in europe by sending in a music video, so we did and thought nothing much more of it. A month down the line, it ends up that we were in the final with 1 other band for a date in Germany! We have amazing fans, and they all voted constantly for 24 hours and we won it! The gig was incredible, playing with a band that influenced us so much and stepping out in front of a wave of people was un real. The other band Glamour Of The Kill were also great guys and great to play with Was that your first experience of playing in Europe? Yeah that was our first ever European show, we got the call in Friday night about 7pm, and had to be in Germany to sound check by Sunday at 2. So it was all a mad rush and we pretty much had to drive over there straight away. Funnily enough our van was in service and all the equipment 100 miles away so we had to rent a van and borrow all of our equipment within one evening!!! What’s your favourite small venue to play in the south and why? We’ve played Tobys in Shaftesbury a few times now and they’ve all been incredible. It’s a small youth club in a historic country side town in Dorset but all the youths around pack it out when there’s alternative live shows there. The atmosphere is incredible, it’s like playing in someones front room, you’re so connected to the crowd. What would you be doing if you couldn’t rock n roll? Probably complaining about not being able to be in rock n roll! Why should people check out your live show? We’ve put a lot of work in this year on our live performance, it’s energetic and we like to play off the crowd. Playing a load of shows to different crowds this year has really grown our stage presence. ZAN LAWTHER
For more info visit www.facebook.com/skeletonkiduk BOURNEMOUTH MUSIC | DECEMBER 2013
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KODIAK JACK + FLASHFIRES + DU BELLOWS A CREEPY CHRISTMAS WITH THE B OF THE BANG + JOE BLACK THE BLOCKHEADS + OFFBEAT OFFENSIVE COMEDY CLUB TOM DEACON + SPECIAL GUESTS TBC IT’S A SIN RETRO ANTHEMS & GUILTY FAVOURITES BEATS & SWING XMAS FEAT. MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER IT’S A SIN GOES LIVE FEAT. WZR WEEZER TRIBUTE + MORE KOJAK’S REVENGE XMAS PARTY THE BOG ROLLING STONES AND FRIENDS + DJs TILL LATE
SARA PASCOE + JOE WELLS KATE SMURTHWAITE + SUZI RUFFELL THE TSD-TYPHOON HAIYAN 'RE-BUILD HOMES' ROCK NIGHT
URBAN VOCAL GROUP HUDSON TAYLOR + KIMBERLY ANNE + LUKE FERRE COMEDY CLUB JASON PATTERSON + MIKE WILMOT + MORE TBC IT’S A SIN RETRO ANTHEMS & GUILTY FAVOURITES FUNKT-IF-INO XMAS DISCO SOUTHDOWNS COLLEGE AN EVENING OF OLD SKOOL CLASSICS UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH STUDENTS THE TENTH EDGE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION THE SMYTHS + SPECIAL GUESTS WOLF CUB CLUB FREE TILL 2am HIPSHAKER XMAS PARTY LIVE ON STAGE THE FLIKS AURORA COMEDY NIGHT
FRI 31 7.30pm £8/£6 FRI 31 11pm FREE!
SAT 18 9pm £5.00
FRI 17 7.30pm £8/£6 FRI 17 11pm FREE!
SAT 11 8pm £5.00
FRI 10 8pm £6.00
SAT 4 10pm £5.00
FRI 3 7.30pm £8/£6 FRI 3 11pm FREE!
COMEDY CLUB 3 TOP COMEDIANS FROM THE STAND-UP CIRCUIT IT’S A SIN RETRO ANTHEMS & GUILTY FAVOURITES BEATS & SWING PRESENTS MADAME ELECTRIFIE'S DISCOTHEQUE COMEDY CLUB 3 TOP COMEDIANS FROM THE STAND-UP CIRCUIT IT’S A SIN RETRO ANTHEMS & GUILTY FAVOURITES
KODIAK JACK ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY VELVETINE + THE UNDERGROUND PILOTS + EL BORN
COMEDY CLUB 3 TOP COMEDIANS FROM THE STAND-UP CIRCUIT IT’S A SIN RETRO ANTHEMS & GUILTY FAVOURITES FUNKT-IF-INO ALLSTAR DJs HAIRFORCE 5 + TOXIC SHOCK
NEW YEARS’ EVE 8pm £12.00
SAT 28 8pm £9.00
FRI 27 TBC
SAT 21 9pm £5.00
FRI 20 7.30pm £8/£6 FRI 20 11pm FREE!
THURS 19 8pm £18.50
WED 18 8pm £4.00
TUES 17 7.30pm £5.00
SUN 15 7.30pm £8.00
SAT 14 9.30pm £5
FRI 13 from 11pm
FRI 13 8pm £8.00
THURS 12 5pm FREE
MON 9 7pm £4.00
SAT 7 10pm £5.00
FRI 6 7.30pm £8/£6 FRI 6 11pm FREE!
WED 4 8pm £8.00
SUN 1 7pm £10/£5
THE GOOD TIME CHARLIES + ARCHIVE 45 + THE CARTELS + BBP DJs WOLF CUB CLUB FREE TILL 2.00am NEW YEARS’ EVE ROOM 2
MOOSEHEAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT XMAS BALL FEATURING BUGGSY + REX DOMINO CHRIS T-T + THE RETROSPECTIVE SOUNDTRACK PLAYERS + CHRISTOPHER GEORGE WHITEAR
HOMETOWN SHOW & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS HOEDOWN SKA BOOT SALE WOLF CUB CLUB ROOM 2 ONE TIME AT BANDCAMP TILL 2.00am SET YOUR SAILS + TURN AND RUN SEASICK XMAS PARTY IT’S A SIN ROOM TWO ~ INDO SILVER CLUB
DSTM XMAS SHOW FEAT. ESOTERIC YOUTH + ED WOOD LET IT DIE + THE DIVORCEE + MONOLITHIAN + PISSED OFF
THUNDERDOME ROCK • METAL • ALTERNATIVE GLAND ROCK AFTER PARTY TILL 2.00am DR SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL
SELF DEFENCE FAMILY + ATTACK VIPERS PLAIDS + NAVAHO + PROTEIN WINDOW
ERS A VERY WISHING ALL OUR CUSTOM PY NEW YEAR HAP A AND S MA MERRY CHRIST GE! XX FROM EVERYONE AT THE WED
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MON 23 8pm £4.00 FRI 27 10pm FREE
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SUN 8 7.30pm £4
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Mon 02 Dec • £20
Sun 12 Jan • £19.50
Fri 28 Mar • £20
Lamb Of God
Show 7.30pm Over 18’s Only
Billy Bragg The Tooth & Nail Tour + Kim Churchill Winner of The Roots Award 2013 @ the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards Tue 03 Dec - Thurs 05 Dec • £8 Doors 6.30pm Start 7pm
SSMA Christmas Carol Concert
Southampton Schools Music Association Annual Christmas concert Tue 10 Dec • £13 / £14 / £15 Concessions Apply Concert 7.30pm
+ Special Guests. This will be the band’s longest visit to the UK since they released latest album ‘Resolution’ in January 2012 Mon 27 Jan • £15 Over 14’s Only
John Newman 2014 UK Tour + Special Guests Fri 07 Feb • £20 U14’s with adult
Killswitch Engage / Trivium + Special Guests
Royal Marines Band Concert
Sat 08 Feb • £2
In Aid Of Seafarers UK. An evening of festive music and fun. The popular Big Band sound will be featured as well as soloists from this talented group of musicians
Vintage fashion & homeware, tea party & beauty salon
Sun 15 Dec • £5 / £8 Doors ½ an hour before 11.30am £5 2pm & 6pm £8 £7 U16’s
Doors 12-5pm - Door sales only
The Vintage Fair Mon 10 Feb • £23 Start 7.30pm
Southampton Gymnastics Club annual gala
On The Road. Britain’s best-loved psychic and international star, Sally Morgan returns with her 2014 nationwide tour
Wed 18 Dec • £3 / £2.50 Members
Thurs 20 Feb • £20
Afternoon Tea Dance
Sequence & Ballroom. Christmas themed tea dance with mince pies and wine! Sat 11 Jan • £9 / £15 / £18 / £20
U14’s with adult
The Kerrang! Tour 2014 Featuring Limp Bizkit + Crossfaith & Nekrogoblikon
Wed 19 Mar • £22.50
New Year Johann Strauss Gala
After just releasing new single, Evil Eye, the band tour the UK in 2014
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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West Marlands Road Civic Centre, Southampton Hampshire SO14 7LP Doors 7pm unless stated
Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown Roy Chubby Brown returns with his bluest show yet! Sat 29 Mar • £15 Show 7.30pm
Variety Relief Raising the roof for WAVE 105 Cash for Kids Tue 01 Apr • £27.50 £20 Students + O60’s Concert 8pm
The Bootleg Beatles In Concert No Support Tues 29 Apr • £26 / £30 Start 7.30pm
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson In Concert Following the great success of his current ‘Thick As A Brick’ tour, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson will be coming to town Sat 17 May • £10 5pm-11pm 18yrs +
Southampton German Beer Fest 2014 German Beers And Foods, The Alpine Stompers Ompha Band, DJ, Mädchens In Traditional Costumes Wed 29 Oct • £27.50 £29.50
Steve Hackett Genesis Extended + Support. Following the success of the 2013 Genesis Revisited album and tours, Steve Hackett is bringing the final version of his Genesis show to the UK Box office opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm A booking fee applies to online & telephone transactions Closed for Christmas 21st Dec – 6th Jan
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