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MAGGOTS MANIFESTO Through Triumph & Tragedy : An Album 21 Years In The Making

homegrown & Irate

behind the scene : mike davis

a decade and a half of dorset drum and bass nurturing young talent:saving old guitars

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer

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Member’ November?!? This month in Dorset Music magazine we chat to Guitar Shed main man Mike Davis about his career from music based youth work at the 896 all the way up to guitar repairs and teching! We also catch up British band Childcare, hot off their tour with Bastille, ahead of the Sixty Million Postcards show and take an in depth look at new Bournemouth supergroup The Wilderpeople.

MANIFESTO In The drum’n’bass world D-Tox interviews Weymouths iRATE/HG, MAGGOTS mph and over at Rock Regeneration, Chinners reviews local legends & Tragedy : Through Triu An Album 21 Years In

homegrown & Irate

a decade and a half of dorset

The Making

behind the scene : mike davis old guitars

talent:s drum and bass nurturing young

s of life: of refuge from the miserie “There are two meanscats.” Albert Schweitzer music and

Lady Winwoods Maggot’s new release; Manifesto.

This plus loads of listings, previews and more to keep you entertained this November!


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This month’s contributors are:Harry ‘w’ David Chinery @ D o rs e t M u s i c M a g Bert Burnell /dorsetmusicmag Dan Sullivan

NOVEMBER 2017 PROGRAMME Wednesday 1st 8:00PM-12:00AM Free entry

Saturday 18th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry

Step into those golden years and relive your childhood gaming experiences! There will be plenty of old skool favourites guaranteed to make you feel young and inadequate at the same time, things just aren’t as easy these days!

The last ever Spec? We’ll wait and see, but for now lets give them


SPEC. DJ’S a big old send off. Indie disco, remixes and classics thrown casually across their always exciting sets. Spec’s advised please. Tuesday 21st 10:00PM-3:00AM £4 adv. £5 OTD.

Friday 3rd 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry


LO KEY COLLECTIVE With the success of their Future People events, Miche and Kyle return to 60MPC with dancefloor heat from across the globe and “music that you wished you’d heard before” all evening long.

Bring your fresh kicks, big hoops, snap backs... we’re going going,

Saturday 4th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry

Thursday 23rd 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry

back, back to Cali Cali. From East to West Coast our DJ’s will be bringing the very best of 90s Hip Hop & RnB!



DeLorean DJs, Matt and Stewart return to the decks of 60MPC to bring you yet another dance around the decades! From the 50s to current times, they’ll be bringing the hits from yesteryear and yesterday, bouncing back and forth between the decades all night long.

CHILDCARE finished 2016 playing their biggest shows to date – in

Thursday 9th 9:00PM-1:00AM Free entry

Opening the night Tuska will be joining this incredible line up.


Friday 24th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry

Brighton’s Dark Alt.Pop outfit, Yonaka are without a doubt one of the UK’s most unique bands. During their ferocious live shows, the four-piece blend fiery elements metal and head-banging-rock with slick hip-hop beats and grime’s DIY ethos, to create a volcanic mix that few can replicate.

CHILDCARE (LIVE) + TUSKA (LIVE) front of thousands as part of Bastille’s nationwide arena tour, now you can see them courtesy of We Broke Free and Electric Harmony.

COLD KRUSH Hosted by Bournemouth based B-Line Recordings with guest Dj’s. Strictly vinyl - Hip Hop, Funk, Breaks & Soul. Saturday 25th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry

FRAU DJ’S Who’s that girl? Frau. Join our girl gang, bring your friends, and

Friday 10th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry


their friends too. Let’s Dance like everyone’s watching. As Shania

It’s Bournemouth University grad week and 10 years since Ye’s seminal album ‘Graduation’ dropped. Let’s celebrate right and take you to the glory. Can I talk my sh*t again?! The acclaimed ‘Yeezy Taught Me’ night returns dedicated to all things Kanye West. Originals, productions, features and original samples. Strictly only Kanye related music and visuals ALL NIGHT.

Tuesday 28th 9:00PM-3:00AM Free entry


THE OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL ROYAL BLOOD AFTERPARTY Lindsey and Tor, famed for their indie DJ sets will be joining forces to play all those alt rock and indie party anthems after the mighty Royal Blood play across the road at the BIC.

Saturday 11th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry


Thursday 30th 9:00PM-1:00AM Free entry

All the dance floor filling, tail shaking, feet tapping, slidding classics. The best in Soul, Funk, Motown and the bits in between.


Thursday 16th 8:00PM-12:00AM Free entry

WBF PRESENTS: COUSIN KULA (LIVE) + DUTCH CRIMINAL RECORDS (LIVE) Cousin Kula’s unique Psych-pop sound has built a dedicated fanbase in their hometown of Bristol. The 6 piece explores psychedelic landscapes, blending slick pop vocals, lush synths and soaring

Drug Store Romeos deliver hypnotising, dreamy and ethereal music that lingers between the liminal boundaries of dream pop, pysch and shoegaze. Like their influences, their woozy shoegazing focuses on creating a hypnagogic atmosphere and intensity, rather


than throwing pocketfuls of effects pedals at the wall to see what

Friday 17th 9:00PM-2:00AM Free entry TITANIC BALLADS It’s been 20 years since the release of Titanic and we still haven’t let go... so come air punch and sing to ALL the Power Ballads (plus some Dad Rock) with us.

the Lynchian alienation of Twin Peaks, while echoing influences


sticks. The trio convey


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It all started when Ed Cares, one of London’s most in demand male nannies, was overheard humming a song he had written, by Katie, aged six, who persuaded him to form a band. Josh, eight, boldly proclaimed: “You’re probably my second favourite artists after Katie Perry”. We wanted to find out more about this band who have captured the hearts of the next generation, so caught up with Ed himself, ahead of their forthcoming show at 60 Million Postcards. Your sound certainly is unique, very 80s influenced with lots of synth, but also you’ve previously stated some of your inspirations come from the punk sounds of The Clash, which can be heard in the rawness of some of your more raucous tracks. Did you have a set sound in mind when you set out on this journey and has it changed over time? Oh hi! So I suppose we’ve always just wanted to make decent guitar music. I grew up listen to punk bands and will never tire of the sound of an electric guitar and the energy it brings, so in childcare we wanted to combine that with other soulful and more melodic influences. Could your summarise your music for the uninitiated? Like Toni Braxton in a cold bath. I understand you are a nanny when you’re not performing, aside from having school hours to write music how has this shaped you as a musician and do you play the children your music? Yeah the kids have heard all my music. We play it on the school run home. Incessantly. Nothing else. I could say something about them keeping me

young and shaping our music to be more youthful and open-eyed but it would probably be a lie. It’s just been a great job to have where I get in early, take them to school then spent five hours writing before picking them up, cooking dinner etc... Is Ed Cares a complete stage persona or yourself amped right up? Ed Cares is actually exactly the same as the real me. I Ed cares. You recently toured with indie heavyweights Bastille, how was the experience and how did it differ from your own headline shows? They were marginally bigger than our headline shows, I guess that was the main difference. It was really fun playing to such big crowds and gave us a confidence boost. We did only sell eight T-shirts on the whole tour though. What other upcoming bands have you played with recently that we should be keeping an eye out for? Jagara, The Spindlepop blues and Sissy Sissy. How has fan reception been to your new EP, ‘Made Simple’, and are there plans for a full length? It’s been great and it’s fun now releasing some more tunes, we’re gonna release our second EP next Easter. Not quite ready for an album yet but it’s starting to come together in our heads. What is next for Childcare? Glyn and I and maybe Emma are gonna have a jam this afternoon and we’re gonna make some jokes and slap each other on the backs. SEE CHILDCARE LIVE Thursday 23rd November @ 60 Million Postcards

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Sat 4th Nov • SOLD OUT

The Wonder Stuff Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

J Hus

Fri 10th Nov • SOLD OUT

Love From Stourbridge 2018

10pm - 3am • 18+

Festival Of The Dead

Fri 4th May • From £15.49 adv

Fri 17th Nov • £22.50 adv

The Festival Of Light

Tenth Anniversary Tour + Ben McKelvey

Wed 23rd May • £15 adv

Scouting For Girls

10pm - 3am • 18+

Mo Gilligan aka Mo The Comedian

Fri 24th Nov • £25 adv

The Selecter The Beat Feat. Rankin Roger

Coupla Cans Tour

Thu 30th Nov • SOLD OUT

Newton Faulkner Fri 8th Dec • From £10 adv • 6:30pm

Viper The Sound Of Drum & Bass feat Brookes Brothers + Cyantific + Koven + MC IC3 & more

Thu 14th Dec • £22.50 adv • 6:00pm

From The Jam

Tue 6th Feb • £13.50 adv • 6:30pm

The Sherlocks Wed 14th Feb • £25 adv

Bars & Melody

Sat 25th Nov • £25 adv • SOLD OUT

Future Islands

Fri 23rd Feb • £15 adv • 6:30pm

+ Zack Mexico

Sun 26th Nov • £22.50 adv • Seated

The Style Councillors

+ Luke Wright + Toria Garbutt

Fri 16th Mar • £14 adv

Thu 30th Nov • £30 adv

Greatest Hits : Full Tribute Band

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Absolute Bowie

The Divine Comedy

Thu 5th Apr • £20 adv • 6:00pm

+ Jealous Of The Birds


Sun 3rd Dec • £23 adv

Bowie Starman

Thu 12th Apr • £16.50 adv • 6:00pm

Air Traffic

Sat 9th Dec • From £10 adv 10pm - 5am • 18+

Fri 10th Nov • £8 adv • 6:30pm

Garage Nation

Celebrating 20 years of Garage Nation

Tue 12th Dec • £24.50 adv

Definitely Mightbe

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Oasis Tribute

Sun 31st Dec • from £22 adv

Fri 24th Nov • £22.50 adv

9pm - 5am • 18+

Sasasas + Drumsound & Bassline Smith + more over two rooms

Sun 11th Feb • £26 adv

The Damned

+ Jared & The Mill + Lee Rasdall-Dove

Fri 17th Nov • £12 adv • 6pm

Shed Seven

One Nation

DD Allen

Big Country

Wed 29th Nov • £21.25 adv

Sun 15th Apr • From £20 adv

3 Generations of Ska

Stranger Cole + Neville Staple Band + The Paradimes with Buster Shuffle

Fri 20th Apr • £14 adv

The Amy Winehouse Experience... aka Lioness Thu 18th Oct • £13.50 adv • 6:30pm


The Elvis fronted Nirvana Tribute

The Twang

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Mike Davis - The Guitar Shed The Guitar Shed in Boscombe is quickly becoming the place to go to restore your damaged axe to its fullest potential, with owner Mike Davis having been involved with bands and guitars since 1973. We sit down with Mike to chat about his career, from his youth work with the legendary 896 club in Boscombe, meeting Prince Charles, guitar teching, up to his current project. First off, tell us about the shed! How did you get started and how is it all going so far? Well, I think the idea of the Guitar Repair Shed has always been with me in some form or other. In the early days I always found myself tinkering with guitars and trying to find out about how they worked and eventually two years ago I did my first ‘official’ repair after deciding to start a proper repair business. I understand you were an integral part of the legendary 896 youth center in Boscombe. That venue was a big part of my early teens, can you tell us a bit about that project? The Bournemouth Youth Service asked me to start a music project for young people and so ‘Baseline’ (yes , that’s the correct spelling!) was created and it involved mostly young musicians who were in their first band. I’d concentrate on helping them plan live shows at the 896. They were

taught everything from how to properly soundcheck right down to the catering and all points in between. I’d take them on an annual trip to Marshall Amplification in Milton Keynes where we’d get shown round by Terry Marshall (Jim’s son) and the kids would hang on his every word - it was great for them. In the end we were taking young bands abroad and doing exchange visits - tiring, but happy days! Sadly the budget was pulled and the project finished and now, of course, the 896 is closed, but I was involved with that for about ten years.

Any bands from that time that went on to great things? Not really, you probably know yourself that at an early age bands come and go so quickly it’s difficult to hold something together for any length of time. We were organising a bandbash in Dorchester once and Richard Oakes was in a band that was going to play - he called to let us know that he couldn’t make it because he had an audition with Suede - the rest is history of course. I also ought to mention four guys that were in a local band called The Sons of Geronimo. They stayed together and even helped me out on some of the Youth Service stuff, they recorded an album (‘Twist’) and I went on to do sound for them at their pub gigs, we became good friends and they came so close to signing a record deal with Sony, I think they did two showcases. It was a sad day when they decided to split.


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I hear you went to meet Prince Charles off the back of the music based youth work you did down here, what was that experience like and where did it end up going? Ha, yes, it was a bit surreal. March 2000, a letter dropped on my mat out of the blue asking me to attend a meeting at Prince Charles’ office in Regents Park to launch a Prince’s Trust project called ‘Mapping Hidden Talent’. When I got there, the launch was on the roof of the office block, all the equipment was set up and there was Charlie along with Jools Holland and Simon Mayo. Charlie told us that he wanted to stage a show for the young bands and asked me if I’d manage it! The young band put on their instruments and played Get Back, just as The Beatles did on the roof of the Apple Corp Building in Saville Row and Jools Holland sat in and played the piano solo for them. I thought any time now I’m going to wake up. It ended up with the Prince’s Trust hiring a club in London and we basically put on a posh version of a Baseline Bandbash - All the bands learn to work together sharing gear etc and take away a great memory - I certainly did.

“Next time you’re at a gig... Go and talk to the band, you never know where that conversation will take you.”

‘How did the Georgia Satellites influence you in guitar teching and has it given you a unique approach to guitar repair?’ Yes, funny how music can change your life isn’t it? In my lifetime four bands have influenced what I’ve done in the music world and the Satellites were by far the most prominent. It was 7th May 1987 at the Marquee Club in London. It was their first UK show and they were at number two in the charts with their first album. Their gear had got held up at customs and they had to hire in from John Henry’s - guitars and all, and I just offered my help. They were so grateful for the help, that we all stayed in touch and they invited me out for the following three UK tours - talk about a learning curve……..I still try to keep my hand in these days on the live shows, I do guitars for Rick Richards (Izzy Stradlin) when he’s over here from Atlanta, last one we did was supporting Blackberry Smoke at Camden Barfly and when I was over there last year I was working with Toby Marriott (Steve Marriott’s son), he’s a nice guy. Another worthy mention is Willow Robinson, his bass player Jimi Crutchley (Dead Sea Skulls /Quireboys) got me the gig at the O2 in Oxford, supporting the Jesus and Mary Chain. As far as guitar repair goes at an actual gig, you generally find that guitar techs only do things like string changes, cleaning and maybe lowering the action if it’s required, the actual nuts and bolts of a proper setup is usually done in the workshop although I usually take all the tools I need to cope with a major breakdown.

time You’re at a gig, go up to the band and talk guitars to them, look what happened to me at the Satellites gig. You never know where that conversation is going to take you. Classic cases of right place right time - it happens. What is the most challenging repair you have undertaken, and also the most common? That’s an easy one, it was a guy called Mark who asked me to look at a guitar he’d bought from the States that had arrived in a state of disrepair. The guitar was made by a concept company called Obstructures and it was completely made out of aluminium. The only things that weren’t aluminium were the frets and the strap buttons. He asked me to make a brass nut for it, do a partial refret and dress and a setup. I was a little apprehensive to say the least and I spent a lot of time emailing America for advice. I was exchanging notes with the guy who actually built it, this thing weighed twelve pounds! He told me in an offhand way ‘Oh yeah, just use the usual tools that you’d use on a wooden guitar’. What he didn’t tell me was that you needed the strength of ten men just to remove a fret, let alone hammer a new one in…….yes sir that was scary. Finally, what is next for the guitar repair shed and do you have any long term goals? I think that while I’m trying to build up a name for the Guitar Repair Shed I’d like to do some short educational videos or at least guitar maintenance in pictures. I’m very lucky to have served with people like Steve Winstead, Mike Campbell’s guitar tech and Jeff Ousley who’s out with Cheap trick at the moment. These guys have taught me such a lot in the early days that I can now start passing on the knowledge to people who want to try it for themselves, so watch this space.

Can you tell us about the luthiery course you did at the awesome crimson guitars in Dorchester? Ah, Ben Crowe at Crimson Guitars the man who’s given me a lot of inspiration when it comes to taking guitars apart. Ben is the sort of guy who ‘shares the knowledge’ by doing literally hundreds of Youtube videos. There’s people out there that like to keep everything to themselves for some strange reason hey, we’re all in this together guys, c’mon. Crimson have gone away from designing guitars using the three classic guitar shapes and have ended up forming a nice little niche for themselves, take a look at their website. I just went on a day course with them. There was about thirty people there of all age ranges and they covered just about all aspects of luthiery, it was definitely good for me. They now do a complete range of services from building your own guitar in the workshop to selling their own range of tools, online forums etc. Good bunch of guys. How would you reccomend getting into the business for any aspiring guitarists out there? Well that’s a tough one for anyone to answer but I’d say apart from lots of practice in the spare room, one of the simplest and most effective things to do is just talk to people. Next

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November 2017

Wed 1 Chaplin’s Open Mic Night Thur 2 Ben Rose: an evening of country with Stanford Road, The Cronk Brothers and Paul Evans Fri 3 Dumb Poets + Dj Blow Sat 4 SKI’S SHINDIG - Hometown Show + Dj Razz Sun 5 Ian Ellis and Friends Mon 6 Solid Air with Savage Underdogs (unplugged) + Bowen & Pounds + Shannon White + Horizon Tues 7 Carl’s Comedy Club featuring Robin Boots with support from Sunjai Arif (as seen on BBC 2) and Nathan Eagle Wed 8 Chaplin’s Open Mic Night Thur 9 Rubber Soul Skaema + Cheap Violent Cats rockabilly Fri 10 Harpin’ On + Dj Connie Sat 11 Afro Tallawah + Dj Dubwize Sun 12 Jazz on Sunday with The Fox & The Owl Mon 13 Solid Air in Cellar Bar: Si Connelly + Si Genero & Kerri Hougham + Black Tree Vultures (unplugged) Solid Air in Chaplins: Daniel Eagle and Friends Tue 14 WORD MAKERS hosted by Myriam San Marco Bournemouth’s Poet Laureate in the Cellar Bar Wed 15 Chaplin’s Open Mic Night Thu 16 Bandstand Creosote Crows Fri 17 Ext. Play with Chris Woodford and Friends + Dj Connie Sat 18 Wessex Pistols + Dj Unification from midnight Sun 19 Musique à Trois Mon 20 Solid Air with Billy Cook (Lyra/Atkinsons) + Magdalena Atkinson from Colourfest + Kimari Raven + The Remedy Tue 21 Acoustic Tuesdays in Chaplins with Rachel & Ant Henson Wed 22 Chaplin’s Open Mic Night Thu 23 Rubber Soul The Remnants + The Vixens Fri 24 Collyde collective from Bognor Regis + Dj Connie Sat 25 Skank ’n’ Bounce with Sarah Summers - Dj Set - All Night Sun 26 FB Pocket Orchestra - hot jazz, ragtime, blues from the ’20s ’30s Mon 27 Forbidden Planet La Luna + You & Me Both Tue 28 Acoustic Tuesdays in Chaplins with DD Allen Wed 29 Cellar Bar’s - Open Mic Night Thu 30 Rubber Soul I’m No Chessman + Fog featuring Pete Christie & Ronnie Mayor Fri 1 The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show Sat 2 Black Water County

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Sun 10th December

Verwood Memorial Hall Verwood BH31 7AA 6.30 - 8.30pm

Sat 16th December

Salisbury Market Xmas Stage Salisbury 3.15 - 5pm

Sat 6th January Chaplins / Cellar Bar Boscombe BH1 4AG 9pm - 11.30pm

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Double headline show

Brighton’s Dark Alt.Pop outfit, Yonaka are without a doubt one of the UK’s most unique bands. During their ferocious live shows, the four-piece blend fiery elements metal and head-banging-rock with slick hip-hop beats and grime’s DIY ethos, to create a volcanic mix that few can replicate. Toreador are an alternative rock band with elements taken from bands like Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age.


9TH NOV | SIXTY MILLION POSTCARDS Cornish country rock looking to conquer the UK



Hailing from the North coast of Cornwall, the band is lead by former folk star Ruarri Joseph alongside multi-instrumentalists Harry Harding and Naomi Holmes. Their debut release Proud Disturber Of The Peace landed no. 6 in the UK’s Official Americana Chart as well as no.4 in the Indie Breakers and they were snapped up by record label Loose, publishers Blue Raincoat and were championed by influential media and The Guardian who described their music as “stomping country rock veering into stoner grunge”.


17TH NOV | CANVAS British Dance music legend

NOV 10 | SQUARE & COMPASS UK hip hop duo tour in support of new album

DJ Format and Abdominal just can’t stay away from touring the UK! After another incredibly successful tour earlier this year, the infamous hip hop duo head out once again to showcase their very first full-length album together. ‘Still Hungry’ was released in May this year and it saw the guys play live on BBC 6 Music for Lauren Laverne. The first single from the album, ‘Behind the Scenes’ was play listed on 6Music. The duo have released several videos to accompany the album and they have clocked up over 150K plays .

Jules is no stranger to the music world, he’s released countless records, performed on every corner of the globe, had a BBC Radio 1 residency, has won dozens of awards including the number 1 DJ in the world, yet 2017 has proved to be one of his most monumental years yet. The longevity of his inspiring career continues, as he still DJs on some of the biggest stages in the world on a weekly basis. Jules has earned his place as one of the most respected names in dance music.



Its bluegrass, but not as we know it The Wessex Pistols bash Banjo’s, slap Basses, squeeze-boxes,saw fiddles and whatever else they can find in a glorious romp through all the punk classics. Expect first wave hits from acts such as Sex Pistols, The Cure, The Clash, Sham 69 and loads more, all played with a ramshackle sense of fun and highly danceable hillbilly groove.





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Bellowhead alumni

In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his “Afterglow” Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album - his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016. It also marks the reformation of the amazing Remnant Kings - a band that hasn’t performed together since 2012. Featuring the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The Southseas) the band will be joined by a string and brass section to celebrate the launch of the new album “Afterglow”


“Infectious, Shake Your Ass, Gypsy Folk”

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Mad Dog’s new album ALMOST HOME, produced by Sean Lakeman, is an album fuelled with the all the essential Mad Dog energy and antics that the band have become known for, both live and on recorded output.

12 legged, beer fuelled hate machine

No one embodies UK underground metal like Raging Speedhorn. Their brutal, dual vocal sludge metal attack was formed in Corby back in ‘98, touring relentlessly and gaining a rabid fan base despite the metal landscape at the time being very rap influenced. Six albums and a brief hiatus later they are back with a small 3 date run, stopping in at Bournemouth’s The Anvil along the way. If you like your metal heavy and beer soaked, this is the show for you.




25TH NOV | THE ANVIL Rock duo hit The BIC for biggest ever headline tour

The stoner influenced rock duo exploded into the mainstream after their formation in 2014, and their star has kept rising with massive arena dates and festival slots ever since. They have also confirmed details of two exciting support bands for their forthcoming arena tour. The resurgent At The Drive In will join the bill at all of the tour’s UK and Ireland dates after releasing their long-awaited new album in•ter a•li•a last month, while Black Honey – highlighted as Fresh Blood 2017 band to watch by Kerrang! – open on all UK and European shows. NOV | BOURNEMOUTH BIC

28TH 51 years in and still drinking zider

Formed in 1966 by Adge Cutler, the Bard of Avonmouth, this bunch of haystack-headed, cider-soaked and dung-booted, not-quite-soyoung Avonside lads play good-time traditional Zummerzet Scrumpy ‘n’ Western music. The band has had considerable commercial success from their 1967 anthem Drink Up Thy Zider to the heights of the chart-topping Combine Harvester in 1976. Big in Nempnett Thrubwell, The Wurzels continue to play over 100 shows a year to sell out crowds all over the country, with regular festival appearances at Bestival, Guilfest, Finsbury Park and Glastonbury. 1ST DECEMBER | ENGINE






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Making soul music without being a retro pastiche but bringing something new to the party Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning An evening of hilarious and sometimes irreverent anecdotes to piano accompaniment, interspersed with some contemporary pieces

Raising money for good causes with their unique fusion of rock, pop, and soul

Sinnerboy, named after one of Rory’s best loved songs, keep Gallagher’s music alive and kicking Headline Show From Young Blues Star Infectious, Shake Your Ass, Gypsy Folk

Winner of the International Blues Challenge and support act of choice for Buddy Guy The UK’s premier 10 piece live hip-hop group

Annual Christmas tour from the UK Ska Icons

A Tribute Elevated Above The Rest

An Evening With - An evening of talks and questions with the Arsenal football legend Nearest thing to the real article

LIVE Funk & Soul Phenomenon

An evening of Ska and reggae classics

The worlds leading tribute to Coldplay

Members of The Great Pretender bring their new ABBA show to town Here to rock you one last time with the music of Queen

They’re the best tribute Band in Britain - Kerrang Magazine

Dorset Cowpunk Legends”- FREE BEFORE 9PM - £5 AFTERWARDS

Ace of Spades’ are the original, the best and the only band to be given Lemmy’s personal endorsement and blessings to play his songs back in 1999 Oasiss are one of the newest and most authentic Oasis tribute acts to hit the circuit.

The Volatile Agents are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you dance so come and join the party before they give up their day-jobs!

Howie Casey brings back his 10 years touring as a member of Paul McCartney and Wings with his band. Beatles With Wings will be performing songs from the Beatles era to Wings and beyond to the solo years The UK’s Premier look-alike and sound-alike Tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi

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by Harry D-Tox This month for the Box Fulla Records Sub:Section in the Dorset Music Magazine we have the pleasure of chatting to Dean and Joe aka Cush-D and Preacher, promoters of iRATE & HG (Homegrown) and two of Weymouth’s longstanding DJ’s, flying the flag for D&B in the area for over a decade and a half! We talk to them about how they first got in to the scene, where they met and what their plans are for the future. First things first! Maximum respect for taking the time out to do this interview, we all know there ain’t enough hours in the day, Big up! Let’s start with what musical influences you guys had growing up and how/when you both first got in to the scene?b Dean – I have a wide taste in music, but D&B has been the one constant since my early teens. A shared passion with the friends I grew up with. I remember the days of tuning into Joe’s NRG FM pirate radio show and getting the cassette ready to record! My first rave was back in 2003, at the Sanctuary (Slammin’ Vinyl), which was an eye opening experience for a 16 year old who rarely left Weymouth, and I was instantly hooked! I rushed out to buy my first pair of turntables, and started travelling to record shops and raves across the country! My first records, or influences, were the likes of Dillinja, Fresh/BC, Roni Size & Krust, Adam F, Ed Solo, Ram Trilogy… I could go on, but these are the ones who immediately stick out. Joe – Similar to Dean, I listen to a wide selection of music with DnB being at the top of the list. I first discovered DnB when I was about 15, staying up to listen to Fabio and Grooverider’s Radio 1 show and sneaking into a small local club occasionally. My early influences would have been people like Roni Size, Micky Finn, and Hype, but my main inspiration from the first cassette I bought to this present day is the legend that is Nicky Blackmarket! He’s probably our most frequently booked headliner. You recently celebrated 15 years of HG, 10 years of iRATE and 5 years as one crew. How did you start, what venues did you use originally and can you remember who was the first headliner you booked? Joe – The move from pirate radio to DJing at club events came about in 2002 after a friend put our names forward for a local

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event, headlined by Kenny Ken, at a venue known as The Kiva. A couple more events followed until the following year when the club decided to step back and let us run things, So with Micky Finn booked as our first headliner, Homegrown was born! Dean – It feels longer than 10 years! But yeah, 10 years of great memories. I was involved in local ‘free parties’ before starting up the brand, and secured the use of a local pub’s function room. A small group of friends evolved into a pub overflowing with ravers, which grabbed the attention of other venues and opened doors for us; including some memorable times at The Rave Cave, which was a converted skittle alley at the back of a well located pub. The big step up for iRATE though was in 2010. Being trusted with the biggest club in Weymouth, at the time, Banus; we booked a relatively unknown Wilkinson (Ram Records) and the legend Twisted Individual. The place was rammed all night, and iRATE was cemented into the local club scene. How did you guys meet and what made you decide to bring the two brands together? Dean – I was a regular at Joe’s early Homegrown events. But it wasn’t until I run the first event at Banus that we had to cross paths and communicate, as we now shared a venue. A number of months and events passed, working around each other, and then a drunken conversation in the smoking area led to our first event together, with Loadstar headlining. It was a great success and easy to work together, so it was inevitable that the two crews merged as one.

Although we certainly don’t always agree on ideas, it’s a formula that seems to work time after time. That’s a big chunk of time running events and bringing top D&B artists to Weymouth. In your opinion what have been some stand out events in that time and who have been your favourite headline artists to work with so far? Dean – Hmm, where do we even start? The landmark birthdays have always been good fun, one of which we got Annix, Guv & AMC all on the same line up; 3 names that have exploded since! Bringing Dillinja down for the 15th/10th bday was very special, but for me it was probably the first few iRATE events at Banus, where we had Hazard, Danny Byrd, Wilkinson & Twisted Individual all headline within a few months. That’s where a hobby became a way of life, for me.

11pm and 5am. Its mad to hear people chanting for more at 5am as the sun is making an appearance across Weymouth Beach (we have sea views from our current home, Boombox). Personally I’m still undecided on whether the late hours is a good thing, but it seems to be working for us. Finally what dates have you guys got coming up and where’s best for the readers to find out more about your movements as individual artists and a brand?

We have a few events coming up; and we will be planning another Rough Tempo Takeover soon too: 3rd Nov – iRATE & Homegrown presents: The D&B Mixed Sub Genre Special This is a local showcase, which celebrates Weymouth based producer Scout 22’s release on Joe – After 15 years it is a bit of a blur, every night Citrus Recordings, as well as bringing a wide variety is different in its own way but a few definitely stand of Drum&Bass sounds from our residents! out. We’ve gone through ‘nuff venues, including a 1st Dec – iRATE & Homegrown presents: TSUKI + snooker club after being let down last min, but the Earwax Soundsystem Banus days were very good. Bringing artists like Andy Every event the same name pops up with our C and Hype to our small town are up there with the younger regulars, Tsuki! It’s been months in the highs. But as with Dean, the landmark birthdays give planning, but we’ve finally made it happen and he’s an opportunity to look back and realise what we have coming to Weymouth. Will have Earwax in-house for achieved over the time, plus we’ve always gone that it too! extra bit to make them ones more special. Full details to events and links to the crew can be What are the main changes you’ve noticed in the found on the iRATE page: scene since you started and do you think these are for the better or worse? Dean – D&B has become or the Homegrown page: huge, global! The music and mixing has got faster, and the spectrum of sound (or certainly available music) has got wider. There truly is something for everyone within this scene, even some commercial hits for my mum to enjoy (shouts to my mum). Drum&Bass being number 1 in the charts, who’d have thought that? I think the crowds are more reactive too, which is great for a DJ. Although mosh pits need to do one! Joe – Drum&Bass being used for backing tracks for BBC programs? That never happened back in the day! Ha! It literally is taking over. Although I’ll always prefer mixing on vinyl, the switch to digital and the growth of the web has also made it a lot more accessible for new artists to get their work noticed, which can only be a good thing. Another big change is the opening hours. Our nights used to run from about 8pm until 2am, and would be packed from start to finish. Now people come out after 11pm, perhaps due to the late licenses, so we operate between


WILDERPEOPLE The Wilderpeople are a new Alternative Rock 5 piece outfit hailing from Bournemouth with members coming from different corners of the UK. These guys may be a new band but are certainly not new to the music scene, having been around the block and back in past projects, including Malagodi, Colt 45, Walk The Night, Neon Dawn and Hightown Parade. The Band came to be after bass player Scott’s long 3 year hiatus from performing to focus on writing new material for his next venture. During this time he set up Studio

Luca in Bournemouth, as well co-writing with several local and major artists, all while he finally began piecing together the dream team for the band that came to be The Wilderpeople. “After many changes we hit the studio and set out to make the greatest debut record we could achieve” says Scott, this led onto being contacted by several influential rock/metal bands across the U.K. for gigs including Dorje, Halfwait and Danger Kidz.

the legendary Abbey Road Studios with Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Coldplay) and Produced by Legendary Metal Producer, and guitarist of renowned tech metallers Sikth, Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns, Baby Metal).

Hot off the heels of their album launch at Canvas on Nov 2nd, The WilderPeople are ready to hit the ground running with dates already booked in Fri 1st December at Eden in Bournemouth and Sat 9th December the band The band have just finished will play a special acoustic set, their debut 6 Track LP, “Another Day”, recording with in store at Rose Red Records, Steve Smith (Sandi Thom, Boscombe. Bad Company), mastering at

Wed 1 Lord Nelson Poole : Sweet FA Thu 2 Mr Kyps Poole : Stone Foundation + Support Thu 2 Green Man Wimborne : The Lone Reveller Fri 3 Fri 3 Fri 3 Fri 3

The Dudsbury Country Club Ferndown : Rat Race Sound Circus Bournemouth : 182 (Blink 182 Tribute) Reef Encounters Boscombe : Gentlemen Groove Quay Inn Wareham : Mike Sidaway

Sat 4 O2 Academy Bournemouth : J Hus Sat 4 Grove Tavern Bournemouth : Butcher Blues Foundation Sat 4 Lord Nelson Poole : Skinful Sun 5 Lord Nelson Poole : Jools Blues Allstars Tue 7 Amberwood Inn Christchurch : Bernie Farrendens Jazz Wed 8 The Wight Bear Ale House Bournemouth : Morning Bear Wed 8 Lord Nelson Poole : Innocent Bystander (Covers Duo) Thu 9 Anvil Bournemouth : Unleash The Archers+ Endea Thu 9 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne : Joe Brown Thu 9 Pavilion Theatre : Dr Hook: starring Dennis Locorriere Fri 10 Old Fire Station : D D Allen+ Jared and The Mill Fri 10 Lighthouse Poole : T.Rextasy(Marc Bolan Tribute) Fri 10 Canvas Bournemouth : Dan Rudd (Robbie Williams Tribute)+ David Marshall (Olly Murrs Tribute) Fri 10 Sound Circus Bournemouth : Counterfeit (Limp Bizkit Tribute)+ Regional One Fri 10 Mr Kyps Poole : Matt Black The Piano Man+ Polly Morris Fri 10 ONeills Bournemouth : Drunk Education Fri 10 Quay Inn Wareham : Dave Griff and The Trouser Band Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11

Lighthouse Poole : Jaywalkers Weymouth Pavillion Weymouth : Total Who Show Grove Tavern Bournemouth : Creek Pickers Forest Inn Ferndown : Mudeford Crabs

Sun 12 Chaplins Cellar Bar Boscombe : The Fox & The Owl Mon 13 Pavilion Theatre : Purple Rain (Prince Tribute)

Fri 17 Bar 13 at the Cliff house Hotel Southbourne : Sam Horton Fri 17 Quay Inn Wareham : JK Duo Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18

Taphouse Wimborne : Lady Winwoods Maggot Grove Tavern Bournemouth : The Transitions Drax Arms Bere Regis : Inner City Smugglers The Bowie Experience : Bournemouth Pavillion

Sun 19 Holme Bush Inn Corfe Mullen : The Lone Reveller Sun 19 Witchampton Club Wimborne : The Curst Sons Wed 22 Lord Nelson Poole : Tim Somerfield(Afro Ninja) Thu 23 Lighthouse Poole : Jon Boden: & the Remnant Kings Thu 23 Blue Boar Poole : The Jon Lloyd Quintet Thu 23 Sixty Million Postcards Bournemouth : Childcare Fri 24 Fri 24 Fri 24 Fri 24 Fri 24

Old Fire Station Bournemouth : Big Country + Support Tivoli Theatre Wimborne : Elkie Brooks O2 Academy Bournemouth : The Beat + The Selector Fiveways Pub Bournemouth : The Other Guys Quay Inn Wareham : Stacey Lou

Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25 Sat 25

Tivoli Theatre Wimborne : Bay City Rollers Bournemouth International Centre : James Blunt Quay Inn Wareham : Jim Etherington Forest Inn Ferndown : The Mother Ukers White Hart Sherborne : Southern Brotherhood

Sun 26 O2 Academy Bournemouth : John Cooper Clark Sun 26 Bournemouth International Centre : Bananarama Wed 29 Old Fire Station Bournemouth : The Twang Wed 29 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne : Carl Palmers ELP Legacy Thu 30 Old Fire Station Bournemouth : Newton Faulkner Thu 30 Bournemouth International Centre : James Arthur Thu 30 Canvas Bournemouth : Vicky Jackson (A Tribute to Amy Winehouse)+ Beverly Savarin (Whitney Houston Tribute) Thu 30 Lord Nelson Poole : John De Barra

Tue 14 New Inn Poole : The Lone Reveller Tue 14 Dean Park Inn Bournemouth : Stans Blues Jam Wed 15 Lord Nelson Poole : Rhythm & Blues Jam Thu 16 Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth : Alison Moyet+ Support Thu 16 Anvil Bournemouth : Mr Fungus+ The Dirty Shingles Thu 16 Buffalo Bar Bournemouth : Southern Brotherhood Fri 17 Fri 17 Fri 17 Fri 17

Old Fire Station : Definitely Mightbe (Oasis-Tribute-Band) Finns Weymouth : The Silly Band+ Pretty Little Enemy O2 Academy Bournemouth : Scouting For Girls Sound Circus : Tenacious G (Tribute to Tenacious D)


Listings LADY WINWOODS MAGGOT ‘Manifesto’ Album Review One of the hardest working local live bands out there are Lady Winwoods Maggot, a band who have suffered their fair share of triumph and tragedy over the years. Their triumphant uplifting live shows along with their dark sense of humour has made them very popular with audiences across the region. The band have released 4 cassettes, 2 EPS, 5 Live albums and 11 studio albums since forming in 1996.

The material is a complete mixing pot of influences taking in country, folk, punk and everything else in between. What you get is infectious foot stomping racket that gets right under your skin drawing you in. From the 50’s style surf guitar on “That Murder of Crows”, to the toe tapping banjo of the fast food anthem “Going to Kentucky” and the mystic mandolin on “Tiizak Hamra”. If variety is the spice of life that Lady Winwoods Maggot are the pick n’mix of music, giving you Middle Eastern style classics like “Aphrodite in a Nightie Does the Keybab Shuffle”.

The title track “Manifesto” has an innuendo filled chorus that would make your Granny blush, 2017 sees the band with a new line up featuring original member but she’ll possibly be singing it out loud down the front at their next Mark Baynes on guitar/vocals gig. “Big Bad Crazy World” is sung who is joined by Ged Putt on and drummed by the late great guitar/banjo Mandolin as well Kev Marshall, a huge character as the Sidey brothers, Mike on and one that any who met him drums and Sid on bass. They will never forget. have just released their latest album “Manifesto” which is a Manifesto sees “Lady Winwoods satirical look at the world from Maggot” in fine form and after their sometimes hilarious point 21 years are still are going strong of view. producing great relevant material.

Chinners recommends Erica Drive - Debut EP Vermore-Devoid EP Sir Johnny Boon(Robin Joynson) -”Death & Daytime TV” The Wilderpeople - “Another Day”


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Gigs of the Month

Thu 2 Eden, Bournemouth: The Wilderpeople + Deltorers + Gary Sacrgell Thu 2 Mr Kyps, Poole: Stone Foundation Thu 2 Green Man, Wimborne: The Lone Reveller Thu 2, Chaplins Cellar Bar, Boscombe: An Evening Of Country Music:Featuring: Stanford Road + The Cronk Brothers + Paul Evans Fri 3 Sound Circus: 182 (Blink 182 Tribute) + All of This + Dead Wrong Sat 4 Anvil, : Terran Spacers+ Brothers Grimmer + Stray Bulets Fri 10 Old Fire Station, Bournemouth: D D Allen + Jared and the Mill Fri 10 Mr Kyps, Poole: Matt Black The Piano Man + Polly Morris + Special Guests Sat 11 Lord Nelson : The Seventynine Thu 16, Anvil: Mr Fungus + The Dirty Shingles + Black Tree Vultures Sat 18 Taphouse, Wimborne: Lady Winwoods Maggot

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