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This month we sit down with Mark Berry of The Winchester to talk about the history of the venue, what created it’s success and what the plans are for the future. When it closes it’s doors this month it will mark the end of a nine year venture, which has seen countless bands and DJ’s grace it’s stage. We also take a look at the upcoming festival season with Dorset Volksfest and Yellowbrick Festival among those providing music and sunshine.
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The summer is here, it’s the time of year that Dorset comes alive. From Durdle Door to Hengistbury Head, people are coming out of hibernation and live music events and festivals are pushing their way up the calendar.
Also the opening of Zephyr Bar, Low Deep Down Records and the usual listings, previews and local roundup by Rock Regeneration.
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June 2017 Thursday 1 AF Studio Live - ticketed event featuring FIRE + SoundATIon, Roy dIAmond + dj Greg dubwize Friday 2 HIGHTown cRowS + dj Razzman Saturday 3 jImmy HILLbILLIES + PAPER TRAInS - dj blow from midnight Sunday 4 IAn ELLIS & FRIEndS - open jazz in chaplins monday 5 Solid Air’s Acoustic Adventures with RE-PETE + GRAnT SHARkEy + mARTIn RobERTS + LESTER j ALLEn Tuesday 6 cARL’S comEdy cLub supported by featuring PAuL mccAFFREy & AndREw RyAn - warm-up for Edinburgh in the cellar bar wed’day 7 chaplins oPEn mIc nIGHT Thursday 8 bandstand with bAcHE from cornwall on their uk Tour with their debut album “Truth Hurts” + SouLcREEk + dj till late Friday 9 HARPIn’ on + dj connie till late Saturday 10 cLockwoRk cARouSEL + dj dubwize till late Sunday 11 THE Fox & THE owL in chaplins monday 12 Solid Air - PuRE ASSASSInS + mIGHTy mAGIc AnImAL Tuesday 13 VERbAL REmEdIES hosted by LEGSkI in the cellar bar wed’day 14 chaplins oPEn mIc nIGHT Thursday 15 bournemouth’s jazz Festival in the cellar bar with bomo SwInG Friday 16 Ext Play: SAn.mARLo + LyRA & Ruby wALTHAm + dj connie till late Saturday 17 G¥PSy jukEbox from Salisbury + dj blow till late Sunday 18 muSIc à TRoIS monday 19 Solid Air - Acoustic Adventures with dREw ALLEn + coRmAc nAGLE + ALASTAIR SmITH + cooSTIckS Tuesday 20 Acoustics with jonny PHILLIPS Tuesday 20 The writer with no Hands screening in the cellar bar from 7 to 8.30pm our Summer Solstice beer & cider Festival wed’day 21 chaplins oPEn mIc nIGHT Thursday 22 Rubber Soul with GREySIdE + VERmoRE Friday 23 bonSAI PIRATES + dj Lively Saturday 24 Shindig Special with SuRFIn’ bIRdS + dj connie Sunday 25 Fb PockET oRcHESTRA - hot jazz, ragtime, blues from the ’20s and ’30s monday 26 Forbidden Planet moonbEAmS + kERRy & SI GEnARo + LAnGuAGE, TImoTHy! + elec improvisation & film visuals Tuesday 27 Acoustics in chaplins with SouLcREEk wed’day 28 cellar bar’s - oPEn mIc nIGHT Thursday 29 Rubber Soul with bAREFooT SouL + cREoSoTE cRowS Friday 30 ATLAnTIco + dj Razzman from midnight till the early hours Saturday july 1st bomo SwInG + dj Papa j follow our Instagram - chaplinscellarbar -- Facebook - chaplins-bar -- twitter@chaplinscellar -- www.chaplins-bar.co.uk -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- music: email@example.com Correct at time of press
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Bournemouth has an ever growing rock and metal scene, so we were excited to learn that there was a brand new rock bar coming to town - Zephyr. This is in keeping with the recent countrywide trend of bars becoming the hotspots of town centres, slowly replacing all but the best clubs as drinkers go-to social zones. We went down on opening night to find out what the crack was, and from what we remember (after a few lemonades) had a great night! The bar has an international feel, lots of open space with communal tables as well as booth style seating and a couple of pool tables. This was complemented with an awesome 70s and 80s rock soundtrack and a long bar with some interesting spirits and bottles. Decor wise Zephyr is quite americana in style, what I would imagine an LA rock joint to be, but in the heart of Bournemouth. We caught up with owner Tom ‘Atlas’ Wyatt after the dust had settled to find out more.. So, new bar! Your a month in now, how’s it all been going? Hey man, it’s been a crazy month with all the trials and tribulations you’d expect from a new venture. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard but it’s been supremely rewarding as well. Finally seeing the last few months worth of work come to fruition is a fantastic feeling. We’ve been getting nothing but positive feedback for everyone coming in, and when they’re in here they always seem to be smiling and having a great time. Can’t ask for more than that. Tell us about the vision for Zephyr and what we can expect from a visit there? The vision for Zephyr is to create a chilled classic rock bar, somewhere you can come and experience both classic tunes and discover new drinks you might not have heard of. We’re bringing back the feel and vibe of classic American bars where everyone knows your name, and is always ready and willing to suggest a new drink to you. There a few other rock bars in town, have you made a conscious effort to do something different in order to stand out from the pack or are you not thinking too much about what others are doing on concentrating on yourself? We’re not thinking too much about the others and focusing our efforts on ourselves. The concept of Zephyr is so far removed from anything Bournemouth has to offer. The base idea for the bar is something Gordon and I have been working on for a few years. However the more unique aspects, such as the lack of draught beer and the heavy emphasis on bottles is something I picked up while travelling and working abroad, especially in New Zealand and Australia. It’s not something you see in the UK a great deal so I figured I’d be a great addition to the Bournemouth scene. I see from my research this isn’t your first rodeo, having been a part of Sharkeys in the past, what lessons did you take from doing that project to Zephyr? Are you stealing my catchphrase? I’m pretty sure you are. The main things I brought from Sharkeys to Zephyr are organisational, contractual, and general negotiation skills. All the incredibly fun back office stuff. Gordon says I bring a flamboyant aspect to the bar, and I’m not disinclined to disagree with him. Speaking of Gordon, thanks to his years of service in various venues,
including a long tour in Aruba, the front of house is mainly his domain. So you have him to thank for anything you can physically see. Between the two of use, we somehow make one competent manager! One of the things that jumps out from your bar is the eclectic bottled beer selection, was there a deep selection process or did you just pick things that you guys like, and if so which ones do we need to try? Honestly, we just flick through the catalogue and choose the most exciting and interesting looking bottles, generally with the funkiest looking labels. Joking aside, with Gordons cocktail experience he’s a dab hand at picking unique spirits and knowing what to pair them with to create awesome cocktails and just general drinks. Thanks to my history of running a local brewery, ale knowledge is my forte and I can normally find a beer to suit each person’s taste. But it mainly comes down to the labels. As for one to try? Gordon’s suggestion is the snow leopard vodka, mixed with whatever you like. His pick is somewhat altruistic as for every bottle that is sold, 15% of all profits go towards the Snow Leopard Conservation Project. Talking of drinking, where do you like to hang out when you’re not at your place, and have you taken any inspiration from other local venues? When I’m not at my place, I’m sleeping in my flat and Gordon tries to spend some time with his non work wife. However, on the off chance we’re not working and exhausted you can usually find us propping up one of Bournemouth’s other fine establishments. This place has been a plan for many years, so most bars we might have taken inspiration from have closed or changed since then. However you’ll always notice little things to take onboard... You’ve got an amazing space with a strong ‘rocker’ vibe, any plans to further your entertainment in terms of jukebox, DJ, live? Well our Jukebox is finally close to how we want it. I still wake up, sweating after nightmares about reprogramming it to remove all the 90’s and 00 rap music. Those are some bad dreams. As for the others, there are conversations we’re having and certainly some exciting plans in the pipeline. As soon as we’re ready to announce anything, you’ll be the first to know! Finally, tell our readers why they should come to Zephyr! Because I work here and I have the best hair in town. Seriously though, we’re extremely proud of what we’ve created and we just want to share it with everyone. If you’re looking for a more classic rock feel, great drinks at stupidly low prices, friendly staff who’ve always got time to chat, then we’ve got you covered. Throw in a handful of pool tables and some classic console gaming and what more can you want?
JUNE 2017 PROGRAMME
Friday 2nd 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
Friday 16th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
THE CHAIN A live version of 6 Music’s Radcliffe & Maconie’s The Chain, officially the longest listener-generated thematically linked sequence of music on the radio. Songs that link together, with some sort of resonable connection. Saturday 3rd 2:00PM-6:00PM Free entry
Swing by & get involved with the local creative community. Selling prints, zines, cards & badges. Saturday 3rd 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
DELOREAN Each ten year period will get an extended visit. Want the sweet soul tunes of the 60s? He’ll be visiting it! Want the electronic ear ecstasy of the 80s? He’ll be visitng that too! Want the booty-bouncing, body shaking pop grooves of Beyonce’s new Millenium? That’ll be in there. Monday 5th 8:00PM - 12:00PM Free entry
THE POINTHOUSE CINEMA CLUB The Pointhouse Cinema Club is back again with it’s latest film night, The People’s Choice. We can’t wait to see you! Get online now and vote for what you want to see or let us choose for you! VOTE NOW! Friday 9th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
LET’S GET (NEW) WAVEY A loose discription of a night about music, that’s really just a chance to play Blondie & have sweet poster with emoji’s on. Off centered guitar & synth driven tracks to get wavey to. Saturday 10th 9:00PM - 2:00AM Free entry
TIME TO PRETEND DJ Flymo Sales is hot off his win to play this years Bestival, with his first full length night at 60MPC. There’s no boundaries as he slides between genres & styles to keep you giddy all night long.
Thursday 15th 8:30PM - 1:00AM Free entry
DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DJ Not for the faint-hearted, this mashup is a ‘messed up’ night of mischief, expect a soundtrack of indie anthems, old school bangers, hip-hop & rock, with just a few guilty pleasures that are filthy enough to make your mum blush.
Saturday 17th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
SPEC. We’re the only place on a Saturday you can hear new music from Soulwax, Jagwar Ma, Temples and Fujiya & Miyagi alongside the likes of Todd Terje, In Flagranti, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, The Chemical Brothers, and all manner of funk, disco and 80s edits.. Friday 23rd 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
THE COLD KRUSH Monthly night hosted by Bournemouth based B-Line Recordings with guest Dj’s. Strictly vinyl - Hip Hop, Funk, Breaks & Soul Saturday 24th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry
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For the past nine year, The Winchester has been a cultural hub like no other. It’s rare that in this day and age a venue puts creativity above profit and in doing so The Winchester gave birth to a loyal What a ride it’s been for The Winchester, community. Owner, Mark Berry, how has the reaction been to the has overseen the venue and is sad news of its closure? I have been responsible for giving opporunities overwhelmed and inspired by the reaction to anyone who was enthusiastic to our closing. So many people have been so enough to give it a go. kind and thoughtful, some people are angry This approach has seen everything from classical theatre to international touring bands grace the stage at The Winch. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere created an enviroment where people could feel comfortable to be themselves without any pretences. These encouraging surroundings allowed for a venue where you were as likely to stumble upon a poetry night as a 60’s psych night or a drum and bass event. It also meant that these subcultures met, the people crossed over, minds met, many new ideas were born and of course Mark was willing to give those new ideas a home. We caught up with Mark Berry to discuss the life of Bournemouth’s best underground club and to discover what lies in store next.
and frustrated but all have been positive, urging me on to try and continue and find a way to keep the flame alive. It has been an inspirational response in such a sad and difficult time and I really want to say thank you so much to everyone for their love, support and kindness to me and my staff. Thank you, it really means a lot and has really helped us get through and stay focused.
What was your initial vision when you started the project and has it changed over time? I have always loved the arts, all
of them no matter what shape or form. I am passionate about freedom, creativity and self expression. I am also passionate about community, bringing people together and giving them a space to be free, to vent, to dance, to sing, to be happy and find kindred spirits and although I didn’t realise it at the time or as it was evolving this is what has happened here. I would like to say I planned it but I didn’t, it just happened, almost magically. They say energy is magnetic and people are drawn together and attracted to each other and places by their shared energy,dreams and
spirit and somehow I feel this has happened here. I don’t want to sound corny but there is a line in the film “Field of Dreams” that somehow rings true “build it and they will come.” So many wonderful, talented, creative and kind people have come to the Winch over these last amazing nine years and helped and given and shared.In many ways they made this place, we all made it happen because there was a need for it to happen.
Did you imagine it lasting 9 years at the start or was it more of an ‘open and see what happens’ kind of venture? To
be honest I wasn’t sure at the beginning. I knew what I wanted but I didn’t know if it would work. I left Dusk till Dawn to come here and in many ways a lot of the groundwork and contacts I had made started there. The Winchester, 39 Poole Hill, as a space had so much more to offer as a physical space, so much more potential to do so many cool things. It is much more of a theatrical performance space than Dusk, which even though I loved it and enjoyed my time there was essentially just a nightclub, a great nightclub but the physical space had limitations. Where as with The Winch the sky was the limit, we could put on live music,live art,cinema, theatre, exhibitions anything communal, pretty much any type of event and with the late licence we could also push
the envelope on the underground dance music scene. And because it isn’t too big, two hundred and twenty capacity we could take chances on the more edgy and challenging, thought provoking entertainment we didn’t have to do commercial or mainstream stuff, which in a way helped us create a niche because Bournemouth already has so many commercial and mainstream venues so it felt like there was a need in Bournemouth for something different.
The whole landscape has changed since you opened, in both the way people consume entertainment and alcohol to the economic climate, how has this affected your business over the years and can you remember some of the key changes? One of the key changes was the
late licencing. When I was young you would be out by eight pm on a friday or saturday night and back home crashed by two or three am. The more relaxed late drinking laws really changed people’s social habits and behavior. Also the Winch started up at the same time as the global economic recession kicked in and that was really challenging times. At the same time it was exciting because it felt new. The old rulebook had been torn up and it felt like we were in new and unpredictable territory, almost making it up as we went along and the ethos of The Winch seemed to suit these new times. Don’t get me wrong, it has been tough to survive, a real battle sometimes but incredibly rewarding and memorable.
Do you feel these changes have made it harder or easier to survive as an independent venue? The changes both
helped and hindered. Like any changing landscape, you had to adapt to survive. I almost feel that it is harder as an independent venue to survive now in such a corporate and commercial social and business culture we are living in today. There is economically less opportunity for independent business today, it has all been soaked up by the big guys, big money, big entertainment. Every high street all over the country looks the same, big chains, lowest common denominator Like you say people have changed the way they consume alcohol and entertainment. I don’t like to generalise but it feels like we all want to conform nowadays, like we are being brainwashed by social and mainstream media.
Despite losing the physical space, I hear The Winchester is far from dead, tell us about the council petition. Louise Keeley
organised the petition. It is not really a petition in the sense that we cannot change what is happening, that is all big business and contracts have already been signed. What we wanted to do is show to the powers that be, is that there is a need and demand for what we do in Bournemouth. We wanted to give a voice to our community of creative and independent souls. This is a moment in time and we wanted to record it, to have something to show that we existed and what we have been doing here for the last nine years mattered and meant something. There is a video attached to the petition which you really should watch. Timo the guy who made it, recorded it at the last Freeway Poets and it says so eloquently everything we are What advice would you give yourself if you could go back to start? I have made a about and he expresses the way in which art lot of mistakes but I wouldn’t change a thing. and community are so overrun and pushed aside by financial concerns and the frenzy I have learnt so much but it wouldn’t have helped me much at the beginning. I probably to make money in this world, in this market economy at the expense of everything else. wouldn’t have listened anyway. You need that blind faith, raw energy and desire at the What he says and what we are saying is art and community are essential to us all in these beginning, there is no logic or wisdom in it, that definitely comes later. One thing I would challenging times and indeed always will be vital to our happiness and well being. Also say is you need a great team to accomplish anything special and I have been blessed with we want to continue what we are doing and an amazing team at The Winch all these years. we hope to show the Arts Council more than the council that we have a following and a purpose to fulfill in this area and then maybe What was it like working with so many through funding and political support they can diverse nights, and what do you think in some way help us achieve it.
makes for a successful promoter/event?
I have really enjoyed the collaborative working experience, it has been rewarding and incredibly challenging at times but I feel it has shaped what we have done here. This has been a community space. For the people, by the people and I am grateful to everyone who has put on or tried to put on events here. Obviously it doesn’t always go smooth and some people are difficult to work with, sometimes I have been difficult to work with. The best promoters are the ones who love what they do and combine that with a sound business sense and a willingness to work hard. People,communication and networking skills are vital to a promoter but you also need to have original ideas and be doing something that people want to get involved with.
What are the next steps and where would you like it to end up? The next step
is to try and relocate. Louise, myself and all the Winchester staff and family still feel there is a purpose in what we do and we very much want to continue it. We are not done yet, I think we are even more passionate about it now than when we started and I think we know more about stagecraft and events and how to make things happen now, we have learnt the hard way. I think we may struggle to find a space as beautiful and perfect as 39 Poole Hill has been but we are determined to try. For me the greatest sadness is that we as a creative community are losing this space for it is the perfect space for all that we do and strive to do. It is grand and theatrical yet it is
“I wouldn’t change a thing. I have learnt so much but it wouldn’t have helped me much at the beginning. I probably wouldn’t have listened anyway.” still intimate, personal and social. I think it is the best room in Bournemouth for live music, poetry and plays and it works so well as a nightclub and dance space. I have seen and experienced so much magic and beauty over the years in this room and before when it was Bar Tonka, as a space for people to come together and be social and creative, it will be missed. Where I would like it to end, in an ideal world we will find another space and carry on the good work, I feel hungrier than ever and ready for a challenge. Also over the years we have built a great team here, capable of anything and we all love what we do so we want to continue, to take it to the next level. The Winchester will rise again.
tireless hard work and wonderful vegan cooking and there are so many great poets in Bournemouth, it has been rewarding to have given them a stage on which to express themselves and grow. I always love the live music here, we take great pride in delivering the perfect sound to the band on stage and to the crowd and the room has always an electric atmosphere with the live music crowd. I love when we go late night at The Winch and become a nightclub, for me being at the heart of the underground dance scene has been a definite highlight of what we have achieved here. Pub and fringe theater, live art, experimental noise nights, african drumming circles, hip hop, drum and bass, deep house, techno, jazz, breakbeat, I have loved everything we have done here. Working with the art students from AUB has been a definite Lastly, is it possible for you to choose highlight, over the years they have contributed some of your personal highlights from so much to this place, so many ideas, so across the years? Tough question. As I energy and enthusiasm, AUB has been have said, this is a special space and so many much a massive part of The Winchester story. I also great events have worked here so amazingly want to thank all the promoters who have well over the years. I cannot choose the worked with me over the years to deliver top best because I have loved so many of them. class music and unforgettable memories, so Highlights for me will always be Freeway Poets many great memories and happy times. for which I have to thank Louise for her vision,
Yellow Brick Festival is a brand new Little Giants - Taking influence from the likes of Robin Schulz, Avicii, Years & Years, Clean family friendly, youth orientated Bandit and James Bay, Little Giants started life music and arts festival, taking place at the picturesque riverside as a covers band before moving on to their own material fusing indie, dance and acoustic. of Julian’s Bridge in Wimborne Minster this July. The event aims to support and showcase unsigned artists and entertainers from across the UK but with a strong emphasis on local talent. Organiser Emily has also been working with local traders, hoping to achieve a ‘flea market’ style vibe in the heart of the festival, including an entertainment zone and ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ eating area. Music wise there are 2 stages to enjoy - ‘The House Party Tent’ and ‘The Homegrown Tent’, each with a great lineup of live music over the weekend. We’ve had a look at the headliners and listed some of our top picks below: Cassia - Saturday’s headliners hail from
Macclesfield and play, in their own words, ‘Calypso Tropi-pop’, which is unique fusion of a West African influenced rhythmic calypso style with indie and garage rock to create a catchy but different sound that is perfect for a summer’s day! A relatively new band on the scene they have already developed a strong following with debut single Moana racking up 11 thousand plays in a couple of months.
Doors To Manual - Blandford based
Alternative Indie Rock Band, formed while still at school all the way back in 2012, they have played slots up and down the country including at Glastonbury Festival and The O2 Academy Islington.
Wolf Culture - Emo / Punk rockers Formed in 2015, Wolf Culture have already played shows with the likes of WSTR, Hawthorne Heights, Milestones, Weatherstate, ASHESTOANGELS, and many more.
Lee Rasdoll-Dove - Bournemouth singer
songwriter with an amazing voice and great mix of originals and covers at his disposal meaning you’ll rarely see the same set twice.
Fullmarx - Fathead Records’ rapper Fullmarx has been busy over the last few years both gigging and building up a huge online following; his video for sexface had over 14million views!
Leeches (pictured below) - Dorset Music have seen Leeches a few times now and they are an outstanding live act, fusing infectious pop hooks with fuzzy alt-rock. Mellow but yet somehow heavy in parts with lots of psyche influence and even some stoner rock riffs thrown in. Their debut single, ‘Inside Voices’ was released in early October 2016, and the band have finally got themselves together to release their debut EP on cassette via Leisure Records.
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the festival all weekend, plus giving mini tutorials of how to spray like a true graffiti artist, as well as the events first ever VW Trekker display. The lineup of bands is also outstanding, we’ve taken a look at some of our personal highlights. Lionstar - A Reggae/Rock/World Fusion band from south-west UK, combining heavy basslines, cutting lead guitars and a funky rhythm they have played alongside many of the greats including UB40, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Aswad, Bad Manners, Soul Dorset Volksfest is back for 2017 II Soul, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks as with bigger music headliners, more well as appearances at Glastonbury and entertainment and more vintage Boomtown festivals.
and new age VW’s than you can shake a stick at. Now in its fifth year, Dorset Volksfest has evolved from its humble beginnings in 2013 to a “must go” on any south coast festival lovers calendar.
Filta - They do covers but are far from a
covers band, adding their own style to the biggest dance hits and floor fillers with some unique choices on their setlists that are sure to energise the dancefloor.
Combining a full weekend of excellent live music, DJ arena, FREE kids entertainment, trade village, autojumble section, beer and cider tent and Volkswagens of all shapes and sizes, Dorset Volksfest welcomes all the family for a full weekend of fun and entertainment.
Mikey Ball & The Company - Somewhat
Live displays this year include twice daily Mountain Bike stunt shows from Dorset based #TeamRockit plus a weekend long BMX stunt competition with a £1,000 cash prize up for grabs.
Sixteen String Jack - A 3-piece band
Also new to DVF17, will be a showcase of local Bournemouth Graffiti artists, who will be decorating the inner perimeters of
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of a Bournemouth supergroup, each member is an accomplished musician in their own right, but coming together the sum is truly greater than the parts. Playing a folky twist on pop rock expect some big hooks and catchy tunes from these guys.
from the South Coast of England playing a mixture of Americana, Irish Trad & Country. Formed from the ashes of well known Bournemouth folk punk band “The Jack Ratts”, Sixteen String Jack was formed by Andy, Tom & Ethan with a more stripped down sound in mind than their previous projects.
Marla - Wimbornes Marla were formed
when “Three people met at a VW festival and sang till 3am”, making this a really cool bill for them to be a part of. They play Indie, Blues,stoner rock and pop (and hopefully will be signing outside til 3am)
PREVIEWS ON THE BUS FESTIVAL
Summer vibes and eclectic music
JUNE 9-11TH, NEAR CORFE Touring singer/songwriter
One of the hottest small festivals around enters its 6th year with its biggest lineup yet including names like Macka B, [Spunge], Jenna and the G’s, Taskforce, Electro Swing Circus as well as a whole host of bands and DJs in a massive celebration of festival culture spanning a multitude of genres from electronic all the way to rock and hip hop. Three stages backed up with a poetry area, workshops, live art, bars, food and an awesome view of Corfe Castle year 6 is looking to be the best yet. CASTLE www.onthebusparty.co.uk
Independent Lancaster-born Singer-Songwriter, who has earnt a reputation for his tireless work rate and upbeat energetic live show,. Over 20 more tours have taken place since, including a tour in late 2013 with folk hero Gaz Brookfield, which ended with a date at the sold out (450 capacity) Fleece in Bristol. He has also toured and played gigs with many other well respected names such as The Blockheads and Ferocious Dog. Support from Chloe Glover and Dan Mundy. JUNE 11TH |THE
Retro Psychedelica played by new kids on the block
From Magical Mystery Tour to The Doors, via Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix. THE CUCKOOS Roots run deep. Within the band’s swirling, trippy sound, there’s the magical alchemy of Pink Floyd, the enigmatic melancholy of Joy Division, and the epic scope of Led Zeppelin, all viewed through the band’s young and constantly-inspired lens to give their sound a fresh feel.
JUNE 15TH | MR KYPS New Zealand chart topping hard rock
Devilskin are an alternative hard rock / metal band from Hamilton, New Zealand. No strangers in their native land, they have already recorded 2 number 1 albums with their first going platinum having spent 47 weeks in the charts! Making their return to the UK, after a successful co headline with Sumo Cyco, they are now opening for the likes of Airbourne and playing Download Festival!
JUNE 15TH |THE ANVIL JAZZIE B
JUNE 16TH | CANVAS
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Founding member of Soul II Soul flies solo
Although Jazzie B and Soul II Soul will always be connected, both spiritually and substantially, that has never been all Jazzie has been about. For years now, he has built a parallel career away from the collective, one that allows Jazzie to advance his own ideas and character. Jazzie B is an in-demand DJ, playing out as far afield as the USA, Dubai and Croatia, and has been a regular on London radio since Kiss FM was a pirate.
PREVIEWS Hip Hop pioneers
Hop Hop Legacy presents one of the greats! When you mention legends in the music industry, you have to mention The Sugarhill Gang. Hip hop pioneers and arguably its first superstars the Sugarhill Gang made history in 1979 when their debut 12” Rap Single “Rappers Delight” became the first commercial rap record ever made and later went on to become the largest selling 12” single of all time with over Million Records sold. Also on the decks Resident Hip Hop and R’n’B DJ’s, DJ Roast Beatz (Ghetto Funk), Adam Fox (Applebum) and Dj Bizzy.
JUNE 16TH | BAR SO Award winning Gypsy Groove
Sailsbury’s Gypsy Jukebox blur the distinction between a multitude of styles including reggae, dub, folk, rock, pop, blues, swing, jazz, gypsy & punk, they call it ‘Gypsy Groove…’. Having won ‘Best New Band’ at Salisbury Music Awards 2015 and ‘Best Live Act’ and ‘Best Band’ 2016 their accolades speak for themselves, their live show is truly something to behold and if the last 2 years of mayhem has been anything to go by 2017 is looking (gypsy) groovy.
JUNE 17TH | CHAPLINS AND CELLAR BAR Brit-funk 40th anniversary
Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Dury’s album ‘New Boots and Panties’ on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK. The Blockheads are fronted by Derek ‘The Draw’ Hussey, who was Ian’s best friend and is now the band’s vocalist and wordsmith. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher still remain from the original band and the current line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and a rolling line up of saxophonists.These legendary Brit-Funkers will be playing all the old favourites and some new material spanning their illustrious career!
THE SUGARHILL GANG
JUNE 24TH | ENGINE ROOMS New South Coast synth pop duo
Dumb Lovers is a new project from the South Coast, a pair of friends with a clear-cut musical vision. Fusing synth pop with ethereal vocals, early writing sessions swiftly found the two musicians clicking into place. New cut ‘Oscar’ is the pair’s introduction to the world, the first point of call for those new to Dumb Lovers. Dumb Lovers employ the intelligent arrangements of Cocteau Twins with a juxtaposition that introduces darker guitars that are closer to The Kills.
JUNE 29TH| SIXTY MILLION POSTCARDS The gangs all here!
Before the recent surge in the popularity of folk punk Boston’s Dropkick Murphys had been flying the flag since way back in 1996. More celtic influenced that traditional folk, their Pogues on steroids sing-a-long noise always ensures a raucous crowd. In their own words “The band’s main goal is to play music that creates an all for one, one for all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and hopefully have a good time. In the true spirit of punk rock we view the band and the audience as one in the same; in other words our stage and our microphone are yours”. JUNE 29TH |O2 BOURNEMOUTH
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Christchurch Music Festival
Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2 15* BANDS INCLUDING
✪BB3✪ ✪SAINTS OF SIN✪ ✪LADY WINWOODS✪ ✪MAGGOT✪ SIXTEEN STRING JACK • LUCAS RAYE • THE GUNS OF NAVARONE SOUL BABY • MARY JANE • MIKEY BALL • BAFAANA • AMIE KNIGHT TOM CLEMENTS • NEMESIS • SELBY & THE DARMA BLITZ CLOCKWORK CAROUSEL ✪ SECOND STAGE WITH MORE BANDS ✪ ✪ DANCING IN THE TOWN ON SATURDAY ✪ ✪ FOOD STALLS • CRAFT STALLS • CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES • BAR ✪ Friday £5 • Saturday £6 • Weekend £10 Bands may be subject to change
drum&bass | jungle | bassline
by Harry D-Tox For everyone that’s survived the heavy weight line up at On The Bus Festival, recovered from the busy Back to Basics Birthday weekend and still in Dorset with itchy raving feet over the Glastonbury period, fear not, as the mighty Low Down Deep recordings crew take over the Old Fire Station and bring you an onslaught of fresh jump up dubs at this month’s Enter/Drumfunk’s event on Saturday 24th . Every time Low Down Deep come to town it’s a road block session so don’t expect any different this time. On the night they have head honcho and fully certified badman Logan D, this artist lives and breathes DB and being the son of Jungle royalty Micky Finn, you know this aint no hype talk and there will be no half measures! He will be giving you 90 minutes of dubplate bassline pressure, alongside studio and dancefloor dons Heist, Pleasure and Dominator with MC’s Azza and Grima (TNA), Eksman and Traumatic with support from Whitey, Ultrah, Dysko and local golden tongued big guns, MC’s Skydro and Felon. Low Down Deep Recordings is one of the strongest DB labels out there, having gone from strength to strength bringing you anthem after anthem over the last 10 years, winning best record label at the 2015 National DB awards, then staying in the top 3 at last year’s and this year’s awards. Heist is one of those rare artists where his production is of such high calibre and tracks so versatile whilst always keeping his sound, that he has releases on pretty much every big Jungle/DB record label there is out there. Make sure you check out his Purple Haze release on LDD’s Weed Series Vol 5 which came out last month.
Dorset Jungle/D&B Listings JUNE Jun 3 - The Winchester BIG BANG Finale, Bournemouth Jun 9-11 - On the Bus Festival, near Swanage, Dorset Jun 10 - Beta Sounds @ the Bunker, Bournemouth Jun 16 - Back to Basics Birthday @ Halo, Bournemouth Jun 17 - Box Fulla Records, Shop Skank @ Pipe Dreams Jun 17 - Vibez @ the Bunker, Bournemouth Jun 24 - Enter/Drumfunk @ The Old Fire Station Jun 30 - iRate/Homegrown @ Boom Box, Weymouth
Pleasure absolutely destroyed the scene when he first started releasing tunes and instantly became a household name amongst DJ’s and ravers alike. Be sure to check out his Jack Herer release on LDD’s Weed Series Vol 3 which came out in April. Dominator has been making a big impact within the scene through his production and live shows with MC’s Azza Grima under the moniker of TNA. Don’t forget to check out his Titanium EP on the LDD Metal Series Vol 2. You can find out loads more information about the label & artists at WWW.LOWDOWNDEEP.COM Room 2 on the night will be hosted by BREAKOUT with Methodz, Operate, Vital, Mass, New Odyssey, Hannigan, Gnasher, Filth, Blyth and Nicky Gee on the ones and twos alongside Brooksie, Hustle, Shakes, Crazy and Marinio on mic duties.
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Thu 1 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne Richard Digance Thu 1 Lighthouse Poole Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Thu 1 Dorchester Corn Exchange Dorchester Juan Martin Fri 2 Fri 2 Fri 2 Fri 2
Gaunts House Wimborne Colourfest Canvas Bournemouth Mr Scruff The Boat House Christchurch Tim Somerfield(Afro Ninja) Square and Compass Swanage Lewis Clark And The Essentials
Sat 3 Gaunts House Wimborne Colourfest Sat 3 Portfield Community Hall Christchurch Public Order Act+ KickinÂ’ Bambi + 51st State + Kontakta Sat 3 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne The Carpenters Story (Tribute to The Carpenters)
Tue 27 Lord Nelson Poole The Red Crow Thu 29 Bluebird Social Club Longham (Near Ferndown) My Generation GB Thu 29 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne The Life And Music Of Clifford T Ward Robinson-Stone Thu 29 O2 Academy Bournemouth Dropkick Murphys + Support Fri 30 Lord Nelson Poole Chicago 9 Fri 30 Quay Inn Wareham Wheres Clive Fri 30 Thomas Tripp Christchurch Pronghorn
Sun 4 Grove Tavern Bournemouth Sixteen String Jack Sun 4 Thomas Tripp Christchurch The Forceful Tue 6 Lord Nelson Poole Raising Kane Wed 7 Sound Circus Bournemouth Sikth+ Support Fri 9 Taphouse Wimborne Quinns Quinney Fri 9 The Boat House Christchurch Tom Clements Fri 9 ONeills Bournemouth Airwave Sat 10 Upton Country Park Poole Upton House Music Festival Featuring Michael Bolton + Support Sat 10 Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth Anastacia Sat 10 Quay Inn Wareham All Funked Up Sun 11 Grove Tavern Bournemouth The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show Sun 11 Four Horsemen Bournemouth Joe Mccorriston Tue 13 Ye Olde Starre Inne Christchurch Folk and Roots Night Tue 13 Lord Nelson Poole Innocent Bystander (Covers Duo) Wed 14 Canvas Bournemouth Incognito Wed 14 Lord Nelson Poole Darren Hodson Thu 15 Lighthouse Poole Zoe Schwarz+ Mark Harrison Fri 16 Canvas Bournemouth Jazzie B Fri 16 Reef Encounters Boscombe Gentlemen Groove Sat 17 Poole Quay Poole Harry Paye Day Featuring Spiderpig and Acts TBA Sat 17 Lighthouse Poole The Soothsayers Sun 18 Anvil Bournemouth Natives+ Marsicans + Towers Sun 18 Lord Nelson Poole Stranger (UK) Tue 20 Amberwood Inn Christchurch Bernie Farrendens Jazz Wed 21 The Belvedere Inn Weymouth Jam Session Fri 23 Sound Circus Palms & Pelicans+ The Honey Moons Fri 23 Quay Inn Wareham Jim Etherington Sat 24 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne Steve Knightley Sat 24 Ship Pub Christchurch Mudeford Crabs
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www.rock-regeneration.co.uk Jinder Kingsize Blackfoot
many in the heart of Dorset.
The album features searing resonator guitars and even Dorset based singer/ combines ‘80s Hip Hop’s songwriter Phil “Jinder” signature drum machine Dewhurst released his critically acclaimed album the Roland TR-808, with a “Traditional Dark” in 2015. raucous blues slide guitar. This year sees the release The whole album was of this latest offering called entirely directed, recorded “Kingsize Blackfoot”; a ten and performed by the one track album that embraces man machine that is Jinder. American Roots music, Country/Blues and a whole The album opens with the lot in-between. The title is a atmospheric “Great Plains”; nod to Jinder’s 6’7” height which conjures up the huge rolling open American and his Blackfoot Sioux American Indian heritage, landscapes, and would not be out of place playing of which you don’t see
over the opening titles of Western movie. Over the 10 tracks Jinder follows a path covering traditional Blues styles with plenty of expertly played slide guitar, combining with acoustics. Each tune benefits from his considerable vocals which have an incredible range and give the tunes a real depth and belief. The lead single to be released ahead of the album is “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”. The guitar intro to “Automobile Blues” is worth the purchase money alone and this version of the Lightnin’ Hopkins 1944 track is given a traditional makeover. Jinder is indeed a very rare talent who has produced something here that is quite extraordinary and well worth investing in.
Gigs of the Month
Fri 2 Jun Lighthouse, Poole : Simple Minds + The Anchoress Fri 2 Jun Anvil, Bournemouth : Black Orchid Empire+ Kahtet Fri 2 Jun Drusillas Inn, Horton : The 2 Man Travelling Medicine Show Sat 3 Jun The Boat That Rocks, Portland : Tom & The Clementynes Sun 4 Jun Grove Tavern, Bournemouth : Sixteen String Jack Fri 9 Jun Taphouse, Wimborne : Quinns Quinney Sat 10 Jun White Hart, Sherborne: Southern Brotherhood Sun 11 Jun Four Horsemen: Joe Mccorriston + Chloe Glover Wed 14 Jun Lord Nelson, Poole: Darren Hodson Sat 17 Jun Mr Kyps, Poole: Pronghorn + Peeping Toms + Tapioka Sun 18 Jun Anvil, Bournemouth: Natives+ Marsicans + Towers Fri 23 Jun Chaplins Cellar Bar, Boscombe: Bonsai Pirates Thu 29 Jun O2 Academy, Bournemouth: Dropkick Murphys
Chinners recommends Plastic Jeezus - Chose Your Own Misadventure (Clever humorous lyrics with catchy ukulele melodies) https://www.facebook.com/PlasticJeezus
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. If you would like your band or gig featured
Nick Parker- Besta Venya (An excellent singer/songwriter with lovely stories to here or on the Rock Regeneration website contact me: tell in a unique way) firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.nick-parker.co.uk
Mischa & His Merry Men- The Art of Word Play Each Wednesday listen to local music show (Mischa and the collective talent of over 25 musicians) “Livewire Live” between 7-9pm on 90.1 https://www.facebook.com/MischasMerryMen Hope FM or listen online via the TuneIn app tunein.com/radio/Hope-FM-901-s80435 Voodoo Vegas - Sleeping in the Rain (Acoustic reworking of album track for Crisis Charity ) CHINNERS http://www.voodoovegas.com
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