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JUNE 2018





NEW VENUE OPENING IN BOURNEMOUTH TOWN CENTER MADISONS reopens as a 200 capacity live venue called : the madding crowd

“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

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Don’t be an June fool, plenty to see and do! New beginnings keep coming in Dorsets music scene this spring with new venue The Madding Crowd opening this month. We take a look at this exciting new project, its vision, opening night and beyond. Pip Sickness grabs an exclusive interview with Misfits and Doyle guitar player Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein before his band Al B Damned supports them at The Old Firestation next month. Elsewhere in the mag Chinners takes a look at local band Marble Tides as well as all the previews and listings you need to plan your month.

@ 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 Pip Sickness


...their sets effortlessly combine original songs and seriously reinvigorated classics stamped with their own characteristic identity.

Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen & Bertolt Brecht, they provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein is well into his 4th decade as a professional guitar player and has had an amazing career. From defining the horror punk genre with The Misfits in the 80s to forming Gorgeous Frankenstein in the 2000s right up to his latest project; Doyle, who will be hitting The Old Firestation in Bournemouth on July 4th, with support from Dorset Music faves Al B Damned. Pip Sickness catches up with the punk legend to chew the fat ahead of the UK leg of his tour. Doyle has been in various bands for quite some time now and after spending a few days researching interviews I’ve noticed a trend that the questions all seem to be the same asking about the inevitable Misfits reunion questions, being Vegan, staying in shape etc etc. so as there are so many easily available answers to those questions I thought I’d ask you some more random questions. Something Mr Frankenstein was more than happy to accomodate. You and Alex (Story - vocals) are the powerhouses behind the band - How did you and Alex first meet? Do you remember your first impressions of each other? I had put an ad out for singers in the East Coast rocker and I think it was called Revolver in Los Angeles and his cd was the one of the first to come in and the only one I listen to from start to finish… It was all cancer slug songs I believe like 19 songs… All great… The first time I’ve ever met him in person I was doing a Danzig/Doyle show in Houston or something and he was crowd surfing and I noticed him and pointed at him and then he went insane… Great memory… You guys have worked closely for a while now – what is one habit the other has that drives you nuts?

He don’t drive me nuts at all… We get along fucking great… We’re both retarded stupid Larry David type gorillas…

When you’re not touring or writing how do you unwind? What hobby’s or interests do you have outside of music?

How do you stave off the inevitable bickering that You never get to unwind… You have to do all grows from working closely with someone for a your business and take care of all your shit and long period of time? do everything you couldn’t do because you were on tour… So by the time you get that I don’t like to work with people I don’t like so I done… You jumping on the next-tour... don’t ,that would be a negative… And I don’t do negatives…

my t u c a n n o g t o n I’m y. s u b “ I’m too fucking ng out and have lunch…” workout off to go ha Who would you have play you in a Hollywood

You’ve been on an extended tour again with the band following the release of “Doyle II: As We Die” what would your tour survival guide essentials be? Is there a home comfort you wouldn’t be without?

My tour survival guide would be sleep a lot, work out a lot, Drink a gallon or 2 gallons of water a day,eat a lot, and just keep going… When I wake up in the morning until the time I go to bed ,I am going nonstop… So when I Come to town, my friends there are like,” hey let’s go out for lunch let’s do this let’s do that”” let’s hang out…”

movie version of your life? Danny DiVito ov cawce …

What would you say is your proudest achievement so far? Besides my children OV CAWCE … The two Doyle albums Abominator and Doyle II As We Die... Inversely what would you say is your biggest regret in life?

This isn’t the music hang out and have a good Not going back to hug my dad and say goodbye time… This is the music fucking business… It’s when I left for tour.. their party day of the week… And I’m at work… So I usually throw them off the bus when I want to go to bed… Quickfire questions: I’m too fucking busy. I’m not gonna cut my workout off to go hang out and have lunch… My day is timed and I can’t fuck it up…. The bus is the home…

Cats or Dogs? Yes please Childhood fear? I have no memory Iron Maiden or Metallica? Both Sun or snow? Sun Big city or countryside? Both

If you could pick any band in the world, current or defunct, to join (not one you have already been Bournemouth is a very multicultural town with part of) who would it be and why? people from all walks of life from all over the world. For anyone reading this interview what I can’t pick any bands… I can only play the songs I life advice have you been given that has stayed write and the songs I know… with you that you would pass on? You have mentioned in several interviews I’ve read that you never watch your support acts. Is there any reason for that?

Sometimes you got to ask yourself… Is the fucking you’re getting worth the fucking you’re getting?

Yes because I’m clowning… It takes me 3 to 4 Catch DOYLE At The Old Firestation in hours a day to get show ready and that is not including my workouts or eating… When I met my Bournemouth on July 4th girlfriend Alissa White-Gluz,her band was opening on a Danzig/Doyle tour… I didn’t even watch her… I didn’t have time… But I heard her singing and it blew my mind… As it always does…




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In recent years many musicians and industry professionals from the Bournemouth and Poole music scene have said the area needs an intimate yet good sized live music venue. A dedicated town centre venue, created and designed with both musicians and the audience in mind.

engineer…the perfect place to perform.

Finally that venue has arrived Madding Crowd opens it’s doors to the public on Friday 13th July 2018.

Free tickets can be reserved via the global industry platform Music Glue.

Located between Debenhams and Clarks, the blue doorway leads you up to the brand new facilities with an in-house PA system, backline and sound

The Madding Crowd have said there will be live music every night of the week with most events free entry, with opening weekend featuring Mikey Ball, Marble Tides and headliners Hightown Parade on the Friday and on the Saturday, live funk, soul & pop show band Session One will be taking to the stage.

brands to add to the customer experience. The impressive programme will include jazz, country, rock, new world, folk, vintage and so much more. Acts are being encouraged to book the venue for music projects and already album/EP launches are being confirmed with Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift plus soloists Jade Norris and Mikey Ball.

Other events include big band Bourne 2 Swing’s showcase party and jive dance instructor Paul Walker will be presenting a The venue will feature live music nostalgic evening each week. from 5pm every day, ideal for a refreshing beverage straight With sets already booked in for from work. Street-style food the likes of Saints of Sin, SIRPICO, menus are available with table Bel, Erica Drive, One Word and service plus exclusive drink others, the Madding Crowd

are encouraging other acts to contact the venue to be part of this community ethos.

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Partnerships include the education sector such as the Bournemouth Academy of Modern Music and the Arts University Bournemouth by offering paid work placements and a platform to showcase talent.


Listings and more information can be found on the website and don’t forget to download the app for regular updates plus drink promotions.

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Flamboyant and musically diverse, Infectious melodies, stomping rhythms, and a vigorous Madding Crowd is keen to dialogue between guitar and work with everyone to help piano, featuring local open mic Bournemouth develop as a centre for the South’s live music aficionado Chris Payn on vocals. scene. Miss Annie & The Midnight

Madding Crowd aims to be a thriving hub for live music and welcomes everyone to get involved.

Is a six piece, female fronted 1950s style rhythm and blues band with influences such as Etta James, Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker and Wynona Carr.

Local veteran singer / songwriter Matt Underdown’s full band, playing a mix of rock, emo and punk. Bel

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PREVIEWS Local upcoming emo/indie rock


The Bedroom Text are an emo tinged Indie Rock band based in Bournemouth and Southampton. Formed in early 2017, the band were quick to release their first EP entitled ‘Devoid’ in June that year. Since then, the band have been working on their sound and even received some radio play! Support from The Rambling Club and Cherry Lotus.


The Final Ever Show at Kyps All good things must come to an end and sadly Poole’s Mr Kyps will be closing its doors for the last time this month, but not without one last party! Entering an impressive third decade, Dreadzone, one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, raise the roof at Kyps one last time. There are few bands who better encompass the spirit that runs through Mr Kyps as well as Dreadzone.


9TH JUNE | MR KYPS, POOLE Best of the west end in concert

‘Les Musicals’ presents the biggest hit songs from the West End & Broadway in this exhilarating live concert tour. Musical Theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic & spine tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world’s finest voices. Come and immerse yourself into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar & West Side Story

9TH JUNE | THE LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE Decades spanning set from acoustic duo



Award winning jazz legend

Inner City Smugglers are an acoustic Dorset duo with a very powerful sound. They are incredibly diverse and play music from a wide mix of genres from folk rock, house and pop in a modern contemporary style. Influences from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Amy Macdonald and CCR bring a truly fresh feel to the music. Inner City Smugglers play a selection of tunes from the 60’s to now that everyone will be able to enjoy and definitely get you up and dancing.



Legendary ten time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner George Benson, whose career covers five decades, with more than 30 recordings under his belt, is proud to announce nine UK shows in June 2018, including a stop in Bournemouth!. The live shows will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his greatest hits from his impressive back catalogue - which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More Time), Turn Your Love Around & Never Give Up On A Good Thing.




Highly danceable world music

An eclectic mix of afro reggae with a twist of latin thrown in, Afro Tallawah are true exponents of the World Music with members from all over the world. The flamboyant sounds of Cuba meld into a fizzling afrobeat underscored with a reggae lilt as the band take you on a musical adventure: one minute you’re in Kingston, the next you’re sipping Mojitos in Havana, the next shaking your hips at a Lagos carnival. t



Blues masterclass Over more than 25 years and thirteen albums the Producers have gigged their version of the blues round the clubs, theatres and festival of the world. The band are really something special and have retained their freshness and originality through their various changes of line-up. Not content with playing predictable covers and ‘hand-me-down’ American music, their sets effortlessly combine original songs and seriously reinvigorated classics stamped with their own characteristic identity.


Vdub at the Pub is the most exciting VW festival on the south coast. Performers for 2018 include Jesse Ray, The Jimmy Hillbillies, Voodoo Vegas, Steve Strong, Grizzly & the Grasshoppers, Big Hat No Horse, Clockwork Carousel, The Southern Companion, Dave Manning, Darwins, Shannon White, Johnny Phiips, Si Genaro, Yee Haw Barn Dance, Scarlet Swing, Polka Dot peaches.


22-24TH JUNE | WIMBORNE MINSTER Massive riffs from US instrumentalists Karma To Burn’s riff-driven, heavily grooving instrumental songs blend almost the entire history of rock music, from the late sixties with their euphoric atmosphere of departure to the present return to handmade, organic music which counteracts with passionate spiritedness the general trend towards cold digital sounds. Defying all ceilings of a band with no vocalist these guys keep the audience in awe til the very end of the set with, according to bassist Eric von Clutter ‘a rollercoaster ride of suspense and dynamics’.

28TH JUNE | THE ANVIL, BOURNEMOUTH 40 years in the game from Sex Pistols alumni

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL’s music and vision has earned them a string of UK Top 40 singles and albums including the no.5 hit ‘This Is Not A Love Song’. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon guided the band from their debut album ‘First Issue’ in 1978 through to 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’.Then after a 17 year hiatus, Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road and continues to record new material. 2018 sees them reach their 40th anniversary.






the best of the rest Fri 1 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth : Gary Barlow + KtTunstall Fri 1 O2 Academy Bournemouth : Public Image Ltd + Support Fri 1 Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Blandford Forum : Wessex Acoustic:Featuring: Flossie Malavialle Fri 1 BarringtonTheatre Ferndown :The Dreamers Fri 1 Canvas Bournemouth : Steamhouse Rock Nights present: Featuring: Born Jovi Fri 1 Square and Compass Swanage :The Small Glories Sat 2 Zephyr Bournemouth : ZephFest:Featuring: Metaprism + Miseria Hallows +The Succulence +The Wilderpeople + Black Water County + Prx5 + Compass Sat 2 Regent Centre Christchurch : Justin Hayward Sat 2 TivoliTheatre Wimborne :The Reflections Sat 2 PavilionTheatre Bournemouth : Chas & Dave Sat 2 Sandpiper Christchurch : Absolute Block Sat 2 Quay Wareham :The Wonky Donkeys Sun 3 Lord Nelson Poole : Ogri &The Cafe Racers Sun 3 ThomasTripp Christchurch : Lady Winwoods Maggot Tue 5 Amberwood Inn Walkford Christchurch : Bernie Farrendens Jazz Thu 7 TivoliTheatre Wimborne :The Johnny Cash Roadshow Fri 8 BarringtonTheatre Ferndown :TheTraveling Wilburys Experience Fri 8 Lighthouse Poole : Wuthering Heights :The Music of Kate Bush by Rachel Sinnetta Fri 8 Dorchester Arts Centre Dorchester : Black Water County + Support Fri 8 James and White Christchurch : Joe Boiling Fri 8 Sound Circus Bournemouth :The BedroomText + The Rambling Club + Cherry Lotus Fri 8 Quay Wareham : Danny Adams

Sat 9 Crown & Anchor Blandford Forum : My Generation 79 Sat 9 Fiveways Pub Bournemouth : Vixen Eyes Sun 10 Ropemakers Bridport : Inner City Smugglers Sun 10 Taphouse Wimborne :Tom Clements Sun 10 Hurn Bridge Sports Club Christchurch : Harpin On Tue 12 Lord Nelson Poole : Innocent Bystander (Covers Duo) Thu 14 TivoliTheatre Wimborne : Islands inThe StreamThe Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story.. Fri 15 James and White Christchurch :The Goodfoot Band Fri 15 Sound Circus Bournemouth : Blinked 182 (Blink 182Tribute)+ Support Fri 15 Square and Compass Swanage : Don Kipper Fri 15 Spyglass & Kettle Southbourne Bournemouth : Strange Crew Sat 16 Poole Quay Poole : Harry Paye Day:Featuring : Hugh Budden and the Blue Chords + MoreTBA Sat 16 Spice Ship Weymouth : Roll With it Festival:FeaturingTribute Bands : Stereoironics + Pity The Foo + Peacock Suit + Blurd + Oasiss Sat 16 Anvil Bournemouth : Morass Of Molasses+ Stray Bullets

Sat 9 The Black Dog Weymouth :Total Madness Sat 9 The Rising Sun Wimborne : Saints Of Sin



Sat 16 Canford Heath Community Centre Poole : Southern Brotherhood + Mikey Ball Sat 16 The Owls Nest West Parley Ferndown : Harpin On Sat 16 Quay Wareham : Alexander Clarke Sun 17 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth : George Benson+ Support Mon 18 PavilionTheatre Bournemouth :Thriller Live (Tribute Micheal Jackson) Tue 19 Lord Nelson Poole : Raising Kane Tue 19 Zephyr Bournemouth : Blink Daze Wed 20 TivoliTheatre Wimborne : Russell Watson Thu 21 Lighthouse Poole :The Carpenters Story (Tribute to The Carpenters) Thu 21 The Duke Of Cornwall Weymouth : John De Barra Thu 21 Four Horsemen Bournemouth :Tim Somerfield(Afro Ninja)– Human Jukebox Fri 22 Lighthouse Poole : Hatful Of Rain + Support Sat 23 King Charles Poole :The Pick Ups Sat 23 NelsonTavern Christchurch : Lithium Sat 23 New Inn Poole : Oasiss UK Mon 25 PavilionTheatre Bournemouth : Jane McDonald Wed 27 Lord Nelson Poole : Sweet FA Thu 28 Anvil Bournemouth : KarmaTo Burn+ Support Thu 28 Chaplins Cellar Bar Boscombe : Conrad Barrs Rubber Soul:: Acts Fri 29 The Park Hotel Weymouth : Ironed Maiden (Tribute to Iron Miaden)+ Maiden the Park IX The Final Chapter Fri 29 Sound Circus Bournemouth : Hollowhead+ Powdered Cows + Brothers Grimmer + Im No Chessman Fri 29 ThomasTripp Christchurch : Pronghorn Fri 29 Chaplins Cellar Bar Boscombe :The Bomo Swing Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30 Sat 30

Lord Nelson Poole :The Wonky Donkeys ThomasTripp Christchurch : We Are Robot Black Bear Wool Wareham :The Defectors King Charles Poole : A Sort Of U2 (U2Tribute) Chaplins Cellar Bar Boscombe : Pronghorn Quay Wareham : Johnny King (ElvisTribute) The White Horse Inn Swanage : My Generation 79 Ropemakers Bridport : Harpin On ONeills Bournemouth : Drunk Education



Gigs of the Month Fri 1 Jun 20:00: Mr Kyps, Poole :Black Water County + Trav Cats MARBLE TIDES

EP LAUNCH AT MR KYPS Tonight we are at Mr Kyps in Poole to see the birth of yet another brand new local band. The band are ‘Marble Tides’ and they feature two former members of the now defunct ‘Greyside’,the five piece band featuring Brandon Moss (Vocals), Sam Rawlings (Drums), Zac Thompson (Guitar), Luke Green (Guitar) and Gemma Halliday(Bass/ Vocals) bring together an all new exciting line-up. The band have just released their debut single ‘Another Dream Dies’ and from this they show plenty of potential and bring together plenty of quality ingredients. It is finally time for Marble Tides to take to the stage the lights dim and the guitarists enter to provide some instrumental noodling before they are joined by the rhythm section and lead singer Brandon enters to massive cheers from the crowd. The kick off with “Little Lies” and from the start you can tell that this band have put in some serious effort putting

this show together as there is plenty of confidence and they are all note perfect. The sound is big and bold with lovely combined melodic guitars which sincerely compliment Brandon’s big and varied vocals. The tunes have a very intimate personal feel and are sung right from the heart especially the beautiful “Land & Sea” which Brandon dedicated to someone special in the audience. They lyrics were deep, moving and meaningful with a Brandon actually wiping his own tears from his eyes at one point. The new single “Another Dream Dies’ is a very catchy slice of radio friendly rock which clearly that these guys even in this early stage know how to create good relevant music. The distinctive twin guitars and spot on rhythms sound substantial in this old hall and the band leave the stage with the crowd wanting more. A fantastic debut one of the best I have seen from a new band, let hope they can keep up this high momentum and really make things happen.

Chinners recommends 27 Days- Live Fast Die Young (Album) Wolf Culture- The Devil’s Plans for Idle Hands - EP Matt Griffiths & Helena Mace Slow Dance


Sat 2 Jun 19:30: Blue Line Studios, Bournemouth :Erica Drive + Dead Wrong + A Decade Late Fri 8 Jun 20:00: Sound Circus, Bournemouth :The Bedroom Text + The Rambling Club + Cherry Lotus Sun 10 Jun 21:00: Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe :Dr Beatroot Bluegrass Band + Miss Kitty Stewart Wed 13 Jun 19:00: Old Fire Station, Bournemouth :Cancer Bats + Support Fri 15 Jun 20:30: Lord Nelson, Poole :Lady Winwood’s Maggot Fri 15 Jun 21:00: Chaplin’s Cellar Bar, Boscombe :Surfin’ Dave & The Absent Legends Sat 16 Jun 20:30: Canford Heath Community Centre, Poole :Southern Brotherhood + Mikey Ball Sat 23 Jun 21:00: King Charles, Poole :The Pick Ups

Marble Tides

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Dorset Music Mag June 2018  

New beginnings keep coming in Dorsets music scene this spring with new venue The Madding Crowd opening this month. We take a look at this ex...

Dorset Music Mag June 2018  

New beginnings keep coming in Dorsets music scene this spring with new venue The Madding Crowd opening this month. We take a look at this ex...