TAKE ME HOME - I’M YOURS! SPECIAL FESTIVAL ISSUE SOUTHAMPTON’S KICK-ASS Listings, Reviews & Comment PAPER! bi-monthly official issue 5: April/may 2015
COVER : southampton’s world dominating rock sensation “band of skulls” - common people festival sun 24 may. The AND Guide is empowered by
Very Special Guest Thursdays 16th April Sean McGowen
SOUTHAMPTON’S ORIGINAL SPIT & SAWDUST DANCING ON TABLES & REAL ALE PUB Featuring THE LEGENDARY DEREK ON GUITAR
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23rd April Troubador Jimmy (Jimmy Hart) 21st May Charley Macaulay 28th May Just Millie 5th June PS_Perrystone Hill
The only place where you can get a mosh going to Nellie The Elephant! Des Pirkhoffer
Why are there only 5 stars? My all time favourite pub ever! Emma Mainr If you’ve never stood on the tables, danced, sung along, waved your hands in the air and moshed to an
acoustic guitar… you’ve never lived! Richard Chopper Had my first night at the Frog last night and it was by far the best night out I’ve ever had!!!! Beckhii Sarahh
Leave pretensions and hang ups at the door - relaxed fun and great music in abundance! Hannah Evans Quite simply the most fun you can have with your
clothes on - I cannot wait to get back! Jon Martin It’s like releasing your inner football hooligan…without the football…and no hooliganism involved Jo Harbut-Nugus
This is one crazyass pub and Derek is finally home! Lisa Wright The Frog offers a lesson in audience participation! Chris Cunningham
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AND THIS PIC IS JUST FOR ME. WELL FOR MY MATE TO BE FAIR, THE UBER TALENTED GUITARIST LOU STONEHILL (RIGHT) WHO I’M GLAD TO SAY HAS MADE A FANTASTIC RECOVERY AFTER LITERALLY DROPPING DEAD ON STAGE LAST MONTH. FORTUNATELY A MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE WAS ON HAND TO GIVE HIM HEART MASSAGE UNTIL THE AMBULANCE ARRIVED. MY ETERNAL THANKS TO THEM! THE OTHER ONE ON THE LEFT IS THE EQUALLY UBER THINGY, SAX PLAYER TONY WRIGHT WHO HAD HIS HEART ATTACK A COUPLE OF YEARS EARLIER! THIS PHOTO FROM THE O2 LAST YEAR IS HOW I LIKE TO THINK OF THEM - TOTALLY NUTS. TOGETHER WE PROBABLY MAKE THE SICKEST BAND IN TOWN. A GOOD FRIEND OF OURS TONY RICHMOND, SAID TO US THE OTHER DAY “ I’D LOVE TO JOIN PS_PERRYSTONE HILL, BIT I’VE ONLY GOT PARKINSON'S.” SO ANYBODY WANTS TO BOOK US, BEST HAVE A BED NEARBY. AND TONY... WE LOVE YOU TO BITS MATE.
Hello AND Land and welcome to your new its not just a music paper The AND Guide ! The other day and not for the first time, I had my ear bent about not including enough on new bands. Just for the record I had to inform them that… “This is not a music paper.” “I love music, I’m a musician after all (ell depending on who you ask… cough) but I also love going out for a pint, or a meal. I enjoy the theatre and comedy. I absolutely live for sport and of course I love to take my family to see sights and special events.” On a roll I went on “The AND Guide is not a charity. It doesn’t simply exist to tell the world about all the things you think are important. And if you feel that strongly about it you should get your underused backside off your bar stool and bring out your own paper!” Probably not the right way to talk to a Nun, but I was a bit fragile at the time. The point is that a few well intentioned Sotonians are simply ‘aving a go mush. This is a great city and we want… I want… to tell everybody about it. Sometimes we do it well sometimes we don’t. All I can ask for is that you try and check out some of the things and people we are introducing or reminding you about. At the end of the day its only your support that will determine whether The AND Guide is a success or not. So far… a few whinging souls aside… (I was only joking about the Nun, my apologies, I love Nun’s) the support for this paper has been amazing. AND I truly thank you for it. Now for something I think even more important than static people in mono costumes… The Election. In short we simply must all vote and this in my humble opinion is why. The world’s changing ladies and gentlemen. And its changing fast! But there is something we can do to make sure it changes at a pace we are comfortable with. On the 7th of May we should vote . Yes politics in this country is in a mess. Yes it needs sorting out and two houses of intelligent, realistic men and women of strong moral fibre need to be found.
MEET THE PEAS Did you find Them hiding in the Last issue? Really? It’s meant to be for kids. Better luck this issue then! Can you find Annie? She’s in every issue of course!
Last issue they were on page 33
But we wont achieve that by NOT VOTING. Yes abstinence sends a message. But it also opens the door to the worst of our society to gain power. If you want radicle Muslims or Christians, white, black or off mauve extremists, deluded lefties or horrifically motivated right wingers to gain power… all you have to do is NOT VOTE. Because I guarantee that their fanatical supporters WILL VOTE Yes our system needs a spring clean. But be thankful to the good men and women who have died just so that we can have a political system that allows it to happen. To me the most important thing about the vote on May 7th is that we all do it. Nuff said … “Hey this is supposed to be an entertainment paper?” Correct. And I hope you love it … it gets far less serious from here I promise. My fantastic AND team is Paul Ridge, Sam Allen, Louise Beach Steel, Barry Upton, Matt Black, Chris Barfoot, Russell Cook, Oliver Gray, Tina Wellman, Ratty, Martin Boorman, Rosalind Fountain, Libby McBride, Sue Pope, Stuart Davis, Fatima Zahib, Tony Wright, Jezz Phipp, my spiritual advisors Annie Philpott and Steve Ellis and my long suffering wife Tracey.
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Tel: 02380 512994 LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY April sat 4 Lucinda Lashes (Cabernet drag night) 8:30 sun 5 Poky. Easy listening for a Sunday afternoon 3-6ish sat 18 Johnny King aka Elvis 9pm FRI 24 karaoke with M&M entertainment sat 25 DJ Wozza the Windsor's resident mix master. MAY Toast TBC sat 23 The Kasbaas fri 29 karaoke with M&M entertainment sat 30 DJ Wozza The Windsor's resident mix master
Stu’s personal live music highlights Stuart Davis
Fed up with those long winter nights? Tired of staying in and watching endless repeats on Television? Well, spring is finally here so why not head out and sample the enchantments of the local live music scene in March and April. Once again, there’s lots of variety on offer. Amazing Bristol 10 piece Smerins Anti-Social Club, whose distinctive sound merges dub, funk, drum n bass, swing and reggae, alternative rockers Turbowolf, and new wave chanteuse Toyah (with her band the Humans) are amongst the finest on display at the GENRE-MINGLING TALKING HEADS, where you can also experience the best dub, ska and reggae around elevating you to new musical altitudes courtesy of The Uplifter DJ's and If you are an admirer of Hayseed Dixie or heavy rock then you will definitely want sample the virtuosity of unconventionally named Finnish bluegrass rockers 'Steve n Seagulls', if for no other reason than to witness their phenomenal take on AC/DC’s Thunderstruck! AMONG THOSE TREADING THE BOARDS AT THE 1865 over the next 2 month will be one time Inspiral Carpets vocalist Tom Hingley, effervescent ska poppers Bigtopp and charismatic bluesman Mud Morganfield, who is the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, while much admired folk singer songwriter Laura Marling, blues trouper Seasick Steve and Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer organist Phil Kelsall are the main draws at the SOUTHAMPTON 02 GUILDHALL. Providing the driving force at THE ENGINE ROOMS will be majestic bagpipe guitar purveyors Big Country, lauded one time x-factor entrant Lucy Spraggan and peerless pop pirate Adam Ant, who will be going back to his roots by performing his debut opus 'Dirk wears white Sox' in its entirety. AMONGST THE MIX OF GENRES AT THE NME CHAMPIONED JOINERS you can encounter anything from Ska (Suburban Legend) and Punk (Off with their heads) to Hip hop (Zuby and Shadow), rock (LTNT) and experimentation (ex-Orb Instrumentalist Duke Garwood). You can also catch appearances from eclectically classy ex-Black frontman Colin Vearncombe and one time festive chart toppers Nizlopi, who you would like to think would arrive at the venue in a JCB! Once again THE BROOKS ASSORTMENT OF UPCOMING TRIBUTE ACTS
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reads like a 'dream festival line up’ with homages paid to Abba, ELO, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, T Rex, Simon and Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Elvis and Led Zeppelin. Other enticements include home-grown soul/motown favourites Rufus Stone, eccentric folkies Fairport Convention and Stourbridge’s finest Pop will Eat Itself, one of the most innovative and underrated bands of all time, who will be promoting their forthcoming album 'Anti Nasty League'. Legendary Stones hell raiser Keith Richards once said “If you don’t know the blues there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music” and THEY CERTAINLY KNOW THEIR BLUES AT THE PLATFORM TAVERN where Frank Statesboro, Backwater Roll and Wang Dang Doodle Band are just some of the first class acts on show. The venue will also be hosting the annual Easter cider, pizza and music festival between the 2nd and 6th April featuring Ben Gunn and the Junkyard Angels, The Dog House Boat Boys, Tim Payne’s Platform, The David Celia Band and Arnie Cottrells Velvet Doonicans. Also look out for some brilliant jazz blues from Minnesota based Davina and the Vagabonds. If Jazz is your predilection then you will want to investigate the wonderfully christened 'Snake Davis band', who along with iconic 1960's singer Georgie Fame and jazz funk
mainstays Shakatak all appear at THE CONCORDE CLUB IN EASTLEIGH. Also in Eastleigh, at the COURTHOUSE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE on May 17th you can witness some emotionally driven songwriting and performance from acoustic singer/songwriter Steve Pledger, who’s new album ‘Striking matches in the Wind’ was recently released to critical acclaim. Support comes from fellow singer songwriters Jim Chorley and Tom Lowman. The brilliant Backwater Blues band will be appearing at the HAMBLE CLUB ON APRIL 18TH and will be kindly donating their fee towards replacing money stolen from the club in a break in at Christmas, the money was being collected so that a special bed could be purchased for a young girl called Tamsin who suffers from Spina Bifida. Go along and show your support at this one if you can. There are also many marvellous musical treats in store JUST A SHORT DRIVE DOWN THE M27 IN PORTSMOUTH where,very aptly, you can see prolific and gifted acoustic covers band The M27s at both The AUCKLAND ARMS (Saturday 25th April) and then at THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM (Friday 15th May), with their interpretations of songs by the likes of Elvis, Daft Punk, Black Sabbath and pretty much everything in between, all laced with superb musicianship and sublime vocal harmonies, they are defi-
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STATUS QUO nitely a band not to be missed. Talented ex Waterboy’s multiinstrumentalist Sharon Shannon, one time Fine young Cannibal Roland Gift and ex Squeeze cool cat Chris Difford will all be performing songs from their vast back catalogues at the intimate confines of THE EASTNEY CELLARS. The big guns are out at THE PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL, where Simple Minds will be out to prove they are still very much ‘Alive and Kicking’ and denim clad 3 chord boogie merchants Status Quo will be ‘Rocking all over er Portsmouth’. You can also witness west end veteran Michael Ball, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and comedians Dylan Moran and Jimmy Carr contributing their own brands of entertainment at the venue. THE PYRAMIDS play host to indie darlings The Vaccines, psychedelic art rockers Django Django and the intriguing Public Service Broadcasting, who combine electronica and alternative rock instrumentals with old public information film visuals and the ever reliable WEDGEWOOD ROOMS stages Jesse Malin, melodic punk 2 piece Slaves, Irish rockers Therapy, folky jazz songstress Eddie Reader and most importantly… local ska favourites Orange Street on Saturday 1St May for whom my new band 'Dab Hand' will be making our live debut as one of the support acts, just
IT’S BACK! thought I'd mention that! (AND why not Stu. Ed) We would really appreciate your support at this one. In other directions, THE RAILWAY IN WINCHESTER, Calm of Zero (ex Echobelly), Fingersnap (featuring ex Bernard Butler collaborator David McAlmont) and Jayhawks frontman Mark Olson will all be providing fond memories of the 1990s and Misbehavin will providing a healthy dose of Jazz Cabaret at the SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE. Finally don’t forget to check out your local pub venues notably: THE BREWERY BAR, Botley, HORSE & JOCKEY, Curbridge, MARSHALLS BAR, London Road, METTRICKS, Below Bar, the newly refurbished WINDSOR CASTLE in Shirley and of course the iconic FROG & FRIGATE. All are known for memorable live music nights and like all the other venues here need your support. So, whatever floats your boat when it comes to music, there is something for you on the local live music scene - it’s time to switch off the TV, venture out and beat those winter blues in the best way possible! Oh and if you’d like to say “hello”, as I said earlier you can catch me in my new band at Wedgewood Rooms 1st May supporting local ska favourites Orange Street. (AND why not ... again. Ed) Or email me at the site below.
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A GOOD OLD PUB CRAWL
Oliver Gray The concept of the pub crawl is a bit antiquated, I guess, although it’s still a feature of Fresher’s Week in Winchester. After that, all the students retire to their HMOs* and the cheap drinks of the Students’ Union for three years and never grace any more pubs with their presence. My friend Trevor and I do a pub crawl four times a year. He lives in Oxford, where there is an endless supply of pubs, most of them featured, at some time or other, in Morse or Lewis. We’ve been doing the Oxford crawls for ten years, which means (quick calculation based on a conservative estimate of five pubs a night) that we have visited 100 pubs without repeating ourselves. The reciprocal events take place in Winchester, which has a much more limited selection available. Trevor doesn’t mind; he is happy to go to the same pubs each time, as he likes them so much. He has a particular penchant for the Fulflood Arms, a hard-to find backstreet boozer with a bit of a London feel to it. But I feel that to repeat oneself would pollute the purity of the operation, so I’m forever seeking new approaches. Here’s a lovely one from last summer one you might like to try as the weather improves: Start out at the Bridge in Shawford. If you’re lucky, the new Viennese pâtisserie might be open, but if not, grab a pint at this functional chain pub before tackling the longest walk of the itinerary, all along the Itchen Navigation, past Compton Lock and under the M3 – the only less than tranquil moment you will encounter. Ignore the UKIP graffiti which now sullies the flyover and, if you wish, take a peek at the new path across the restored viaduct. Then head across the meadows (down a path which, not three decades ago, was the road on which all traffic from the by-pass entered Winchester) and you will soon arrive at the Bell in St Cross, which serves a lovely craft lager. Now the crawl can really begin, with a mere twominute walk to the Queen Inn and its micro-brewery, before spending a few minutes with Winchester’s posh folk in the Wykeham Arms. From there, wander through the cathedral grounds to a vast selection of city centre hostelries of which I would particularly recommend The Eclipse, which by a miracle has remained immune to any attempts to tart it up. From then on, it’s “go as you please”. Next month, we’re going to try a Romsey crawl – any tips?
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MOLE & RATTY
THE MUSIC BIZ according to Barry Upton
The Equinox of Spring Mole the girl who loves banjo's is stirring on the first day of Spring. Mole has asked Ratty if his throat is dry and Ratty yawns and goes to the kitchen to fire up the primus. Whilst sipping her tea Mole inquisitive as ever attempts to guess where they are going this weekend. Thus far Ratty hasn't let much slip. “I'll give you a clue,” hints Ratty. “It's somewhere the Roman's have been but you haven't.” “The Cotswolds?” “No the Roman's didn't make the Cotswolds,” states Ratty unsure of his history. “Hadrians bloody wall then?” snaps Mole. “We'd never make that in a couple of hours,” laughs Ratty. Ratty has been throwing Mole off course all week only saying they had better get off early about eight and have breakfast on the way. “Shall I tell you,” asks Ratty. “No,” says Mole, “I like surprises.” Ratty goes to put their overnight bags in the ramshackle white Astra while the Mole locks the door and skips to join him holding onto to her wholly gloves in case it gets cold. Ratty fires up the old Astra, on cue the CD player begins to spin Mole's favourite road song of late. It's Pinto Bennett and the Famous Motel Cowboy's Onus and Mavis who meet in Las Vegas in a haze of wine and beer and being from South Idaho she wants to be driven home in style. They take a left onto the main road under Swaythling's black railway arch and then proceed with Pinto Bennett at full blast rocking them down the dual carriageway into Southampton. “We're going west,” declares Mole. Ratty smiles and gives nothing away. Going down to the dock road with West Quay on the horizon Mole has satisfied herself they are going west. Ratty checks
his mirror, nothing behind and makes a quick turn left into the ferry terminal. “The Isle of Wight” Mole says with excitement. Ratty laughs and pulls up the ferry kiosk. Mole picks up her wholly gloves and gives him a slap. Ratty was taking the girl from South Stoneham to his diamond Wight island again like Onus took the Southern Idaho girl Mavis home in style. “You said it would take a couple of hours,” Mole reminds Ratty. “It will,” Ratty assures her. “Half an hour before the ferry slips anchor, an hour to East Cowes, half an hour once we get off the other side . . .” “I've been here before, and the Roman's too,” Mole says to Ratty. “I'm taking you somewhere the Romans have been but you never have,” returned Ratty as they drove onto the bow to stern, port to starboard packed ferry.
Barry Upton Our resident pop guru Barry is a multi international hit songwriter/producer/performer. Initially a front singer with chart toppers Brotherhood Of Man before working with a multitude of household names inc’ Sonia (above), he was also creator of the lovable pop outfit STEPS, penning their massive hit 5678. Barry is also a former co-host with our Editor Martin of the AND Magazine Show on Radio Hampshire and currently a TV & radio presenter and producer in Thailand. AND of course he’s still performing!
Versatility A few weeks ago I was performing on a massive stage at the biggest Bikers Festival in S.E. Asia in front of 30,000 rock music fans as 2nd guitar to festival bill topping Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, otherwise known as the lead guitarist in rock legends ‘Guns & Roses’. JUST ANOTHER SHOPPING TRIP DOWN PATTAYA HIGH STREET
“Are you hungry Mole,” asked Ratty. “Starvin,” responded Mole and he joined the long queue while she secured some seats on the packed ship. By that evening they'd gone down over Afton into Ten nyson's Freshwater to visit an octogenarian friend, made a visit to Dimbola Lodge to pay their respects to the photography of Julia Margaret Cameron and take some snaps of Jimi's statue facing towards the Afton Festival where he played in 1970. And finally before lights out they'd attended a concert to celebrate the Spring Equinox at a packed to the rafter's Porchfield Village Hall. A superb evening topped off by their favourite trio Tzigane peforming Hungarian campfire and Irish music mixed with gypsy jazz. And as it grew dark on Sunday evening on their way home up Southampton water another packed day of music and friends Ratty turned to Mole and asked. “How many marks out of ten for this weekend. “Twenty thousand million,” Mole beamed
Now if you’d have told me at the beginning of the year that this was going to happen, you would have easily been able to knock me down with the proverbial feather. Not being known for my rock prowess, despite a multitude of rock gigs with John Otway including a top ten hit single, but more for my ‘cheesey’ pop productions, quite a few of my friends and others were just as shocked as I was at my being chosen for this highly credible affair (Not a word. Ed). However, the reason for it was my versatility and experience with so many different forms of music. Over the years I’ve been involved performance and studio wise with everything from Opera to Blues and from Pop to Musicals and all these
skills were needed to be able to play Ron’s music which took elements from a wide spectrum (inc. The Pink Panther Theme). Ron Thal, or as he likes to be known, Bumblefoot, is following on from Slash & Buckethead as the latest guitar player with a weird name to be the foil for Axel Rose and the rest of the Guns & Roses clan. So you might expect him to be an out and out pure rock riffer and that’s that. At rehearsals, it soon became clear to me that he was not only a fabulous lead player but a technician that could lend his dexterity to any genre you might throw at him. At one point he said we should throw in a couple of classics to the set in case the audience got bored of ‘Roses’ material and indeed, Ron’s own stuff from his new solo album. As we had a couple of Swedes in the line up, I candidly suggested an Abba song for a laugh. Without batting an eyelid, off leads Ron with a perfectly formed rock tinged version of Dancing Queen much to the merriment of all. He is in fact, as well as a fan of the great rock players such as Steve Vai (who, by the way, recommended Ron to be the new G & R guitarist), a massive Beatles fan and this shows in his original material. He reminded me of how important it is as a musician to be versatile and not get stuck into one genre. Other genres cross fertilising
is a stimulant for new original sounding material. For example ‘Walk This Way’ by Run DMC crosses Rock with Rap, the classic soul ballad ‘I Will Always Love You’ was originally a Country song. There are numerous examples of genres merging to form something new including my own Techno/Pop/Country song ‘5,6,7,8’. For a musician or a songwriter I believe it is so important to be versatile and it can be amazing how one form of music can creep into another. I get very excited when I hear it done well and as I previously hinted, it’s another great way of being creative. So try playing something out of your comfort zone then merge it with what you like to play. You may be very surprised what you can come up with. Versatility is the key!
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IF NOT FOR ME, THEN FOR THE KIDS
The anger builds inside As sense and incompetence collide You can’t have you cake and eat it If you aren’t with the “in-crowd” then beat it Throw the down trodden a morsel to keep them happy Then chuck out the baby with the dirty nappy With hands clenched in fists of rage Sorry stories in the tabloids page after page Those who take holidays on social payments All jobless bums this story cements Whilst in reality lives torn to pieces By continual greed driving price increases The not in my back yard shallow attitude For those surrounded in financial plenitude Who realise not the downtrodden living next door Who’s daily existence is a perpetual chore “no one living here could be that poor”, They aren’t who the welfare state was designed for! The finger of fate can point at anyone you know And those that turn away will eventually reap what they sow As will those that abuse the system and cheat For from the frying pan into the fire you leap As you take from those who are really in need And just perpetuate our society of greed So I say to those who make the rules so cheap Get out of you’re offices and see life from the street Have the will to make Britain work Not blame everyone else and responsibility shirk Get out there look and learn, look inside lift the lids! And make this country great again, if not for me then for my kids!
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Solent Suns Roar into Semi-Final... ...So let’s go cheer them on! St Marys Sports Centre, 6pm Saturday 11th April FREE ENTRY Team Solent Suns Womens Basketball Team England Basketballs National League Div 2 Sw Champions, eclipsed London Westside on Saturday 28th March in the qtr final play offs running out very comfortable winners 70-55. They now meet Sheffield Hatters in the semi finals at St Marys Sports Centre on Saturday 11th April at 6pm. Entry will be FREE to encourage everyone to come and support your local team and find out how exciting this game is ! “This is the strongest team we’ve had for a couple of years” says Coach CJ Lee, “and have yet to reach their full potential” So get yourself down to St Mary’s (the sports hall not the football stadium) and cheer these young Southampton ladies on. There can’t be many more exciting things to watch at 6pm on a Saturday for free ... can there?
Saturn V ANSWERED First up this issue is Californian artist, Answered, with an EP release, Saturn V on growing Southampton label Silentrooms Records. If you think that sounds a bit "spacey" you'd be right, but not in a tripped out, hippy kind of way. The link here is that the lyrics focus very much on the universe around us and the myriad possibilities it offers for the future. The music is a complex, multi-layer dance sound with synths and drum machines creating a kind of gentle technoscape that just sucks you in .. like a tractor beam on a spaceship. I loved it from the first listen and to get three extra mixes on top of the initial single release took me back to the days of buying 12" singles to DJ with. The original track, Saturn V, is a groovy slice of intelligent synth pop, but the reworked versions take it above and beyond. First up is the more upbeat Voia Remix which reminded me of something that I couldn't put my finger on at first .. then it came to me: ELO's Time album. With the release of that album, Jeff Lynne had really embraced synths and moved on from the disco flavours of Discovery and the band began to morph into almost a dance act themselves. They lost their own audience around that point but were still an influential artist and with the sci-fi fixation a recurrent theme here, I'd put money on Answered owning an old copy of that LP. The Em-One remix is more on a drum and bass tip with ambient breaks between verses and a more processed vocal, like it's been passed through a vocoder. I could see this being played in clubs all over Europe at 3am. The fourth and final version is a straight 12" Extended Version, which brings us nicely back to the beginning of the EP. There's plenty of noodly keyboards going on, while the song slowly builds to a crescendo with everything feeling bigger, expanded and more epic than on the original radio edit. I really enjoyed this EP. One song: four versions: pick the one that best fits your mood. Answered are currently working on their first album so I hope this does well for them. There's a Facebook page and this release is on both Spotify and i-Tunes. Get liking, sharing and downloading people ! www.facebook.com/SilentroomsRecords
Satyagraha KINESIS 4 KINESIS 4 describe themselves as a "Southampton based melodic rock band" made up of three (yeah, I know !) seasoned musicians with rock, punk, indie and world music influences. Their first album, Satyagraha, is a tight collec-
tion of 9 songs, most of which are fairly lengthy indicating that there are also progressive forces at work here. The album cover and in particular the bands logo and the typography used only enforce this suspicion and there's a strong Roger Dean flavour on both. It actually reminds me of an Osibisa sleeve, though the music is more straight rock than that. Right from the off, there's elements of Boston, AC/DC and the various incarnations of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Stand-out tracks include All I Need, a Lenny Kravitzinspired upbeat rocker; the KINESIS 4 extremely catchy City Girl, a real sing-a-long with its chunky riffs and blinding lead guitar-work; Jingophile, which sounds like it should almost be an instrumental and best shows off the band's excellent musicianship and the ballad, Feel Alright, with it's surfy harmonised vocals and Hammond accompaniment. Then there's Whiskey Lips, which sounds like Skynyrd at their stadium-rocking best. I can imagine this being a great set-closer for a live gig, with ten minute bass and drum solos and a guitar-smashing finale. The track opens with some slide-work on an acoustic, while crickets sound off in the background - immediately you're in Louisiana, sitting on a stoop as the sun goes down ... and then it all jumps into life and you're in a Black Crowes video ! Album closer, The Enlightened, is another lengthy number and stands out for being the one instrumental song on Satyagraha. There's some beautiful dual lead guitar-work on here, and the track carries you along relentlessly and is a nailed-on driving classic. This might be a bit obscure for some of our readers, but it called to mind Camel for me, like one of the instrumentals on the Nude album. Not their most popular record by any means, but the one that stands out for me, particularly as it's one concept album that actually works. If I have one slight criticism of Kinesis 4 it's that the vocals could sound better. At times (particularly on the opener, Come With Me) they sound like they were recorded in a box and are a bit lifeless. They're actually quite low on the mix and a bit muffled too, so I'd like to see them tweaked with the treble cranked right up so we can really hear front-man Opkar's voice. It's a decent set of pipes for this kind of music, but I don't think he's doing himself justice with the actual recording here. Other than that, it's a great début and I've got a sneaky feeling Kinesis 4 are also one of those bands who prefer playing live to mucking about in the studio ... I certainly intend to find out any-
way. Again, they have Facebook and Spotify pages, but their own website is the best place to start as it has links for both as well as a gig guide. www.facebook.com/Kinesis4band
Zen Juddhism Continuing the rock theme, our final artist this issue is Southampton guitarist/songwriter, Zen Juddhism with an album of original songs featuring variZEN JUDDHISM ous guest vocalists including the afore-mentioned Opkar from Kinesis 4. The brainchild behind the band is Jude who plays all the guitars (both lead and bass) on the album, leaving the singing to a varied but talented bunch of individuals, all with different influences. I honestly thought one of them was Debbie Harry when I first listened to Want To Be Free ... it lists Naomi Terry as the vocalist but I'm not convinced, even now. There's a healthy split between male and female co-stars here, with Terry and Marlene Rodgriguez contributing six of the eleven songs on the album between them. With Zen Juddhism's influences including Blondie, Garbage and Metric it's no surprise but it makes a refreshing change, especially on material as heavy as this. Concrete Beat is a good example of what Marlene can do, as well as showcasing Jude's own guitar stylings, while the slower Am I Alive comes straight from the Garbage songbook: all anthemic choruses and driving drums. Heart Removal is a phat slice of metal with a rousing vocal and superb solo that just fades out too soon - that song should've been at least three minutes longer ! The southern rocker Clash From Oblivion sounds like ZZ Top until about 30 seconds in when a rap kicks in, and a British rap to boot. Normal service is resumed with the Nirvanaesque Green Eyes with Opkar back on lead. He also closes the album with the excellent Temporary, another song clearly influenced by Garbage. Throughout this record, the production is slick, the drumming tight, the vocals well up in the mix but above all the guitar-work is first class. No matter the style, the professionalism is always there and you can tell this has been a real labour of love for Jude. I'm not sure how it would translate to a live arena but again I'd like to find out. You can listen to the album for yourselves on Spotify, Soundcloud or YouTube. www.facebook.com/ZenJuddhism
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Film Reviews The world's first cinema opened in Berlin in 1895, showing a short movie by the Skladanowsky brothers, early pioneers in the motion picture business. In the ensuing one hundred and twenty years, though many details may have changed the process is still the same: the audience buys a ticket and sits down to enjoy a couple of hours entertainment in front of the big screen.
Paul Ridge Even with the advent of home projectors, streaming services, surround sound systems and 3DTV, going to the cinema still feels like an event to me ... and I go at least once a week. For the past year, I've enjoyed an unlimited membership and have seen a good 80% of the movies released over that time. I've only
seen a couple of real turkeys, maybe a dozen average flicks and one or two instant classics: the vast majority of films have been good, solid productions that have entertained the audience. There are several members of our exclusive club and we're treated to advance preview showings of new releases about once a month and on those nights the place is buzzing and positively humming with anticipation. In short, I love the cinema and would encourage everyone to go more often. This is the first in a series of columns looking at both current releases and titles that will shortly be available on DVD and subscription TV. So first up ...
THE GUNMAN (15) Running time: 115 min Directed by: Pierre Morel Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba & Jasmine Trinca On general release now is the Sean Penn thriller, The Gunman. Central Africa, 2006 and Penn is ex-special forces and part of a tightknit security team guarding western aid workers, including his own girlfriend, a French doctor helping the
locals while multi-national companies search for oil on the dark continent. There's high-level political interest and millions of dollars at stake and as the story unfolds, it turns out that Penn and his crew are running two contracts simultaneously: one for protection, the other something else entirely. You'll get no plot spoilers from me, but I will tell you Penn is forced to leave suddenly after events spiral. Fast forward to the present day and all but two of the group are dead and an attempt is made on Penn's own life by a mysterious trio of militia men, armed with distinctive weaponry. As Penn's grip on reality begins to slip - too many blows to the head and some serious post-trauma issues, both mental and physical - the story moves to London and Barcelona. Featuring Javier Bardem and Ray Winstone, this is run-of-the-mill stuff, really. A bit like Liam Neeson's "Run All Night" it's a diverting couple of hours, but there's nothing new or particularly original about the plot and I didn't care enough about any of the characters apart from Winstone's: a cockney arms dealer with an ear for a good one-liner. If you like beefcake, you're in for a treat. While Sean Penn's face looks a lot like a brown paper bag that's been scrunched up really tightly before being laid flat again, his body is that of a twenty-something Olympian. He is seriously cut in this movie with arms like Popeye
and a waist that Marie Antoinette would've been proud of. He actually looks ridiculous. For a man suffering from PTSD who's barely able to keep his life together, how he finds time to go to the gym for four or five hours a day in the Congo is beyond me. The veins are popping out of his arms in most scenes and it's all a bit disturbing if you ask me. Anyway, back to the plot ... this is sub-007 fare that could well have
starred Bruce Willis or Neeson himself. The fact that Penn co-wrote and produced it is interesting and hints he may be taking a different direction after many years as a "serious artiste". Anyway more next issue. I did write more this issue but apparrently we’re sold out so my gallant editor promised me a drink and axed my column ... well almost. Next time then... sniff.
UPCOMING EVENTS: 2nd April: Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) + The Cornerstones & more 4th April: Big Fat Ska Night: Bigtopp Album Launch 10th April: Gina Yashere Laugh Riot 12th April: Happysad + Looking For Droids 18th April: Salsa Party 25th April: Trevor Nelson Collection 3 Album Party 9th May: Mud Morganfield (Son of Muddy Waters) 14th May: X-Factor Audition Open Mic Night 23rd May: Uptown Top Rankin’ (Top Rank Reunion) 12th June: Levellers + Gaz Brookfield
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This issue: Southampton musician IAIN SCOTT. You were recently crowned national winner of Open Mic Uk contest, beating 10,000 artists from across the country. How did you feel when the result was announced? I was shocked. It was completely unexpected as there were so many talented people and I wasn't feeling confident at all. When my name was called out it was overwhelming.
How did you prepare for the competition and the various stages? Plenty of practice and Vitamin C! The most important thing was to take onboard all the advice and feedback I received at each stage and put it into practice for the next round.
When did your musical career start? In 1996 I watched a video of Kula Shaker live at Reading Festival. From that moment I was obsessed with the electric guitar. Eventually I formed my own band and as frontman I discovered a singing voice which built my confidence and love of performing. The rest is history.
How would you describe your music style?
The Brook and Southampton Guildhall.
What are your views on the Southampton music scene? I think the music scene here is very strong. We are lucky to have some amazing venues which really get behind local music. It is a constant struggle to get people to support the local scene, and it has been sad to see some incredible venues close down over recent years, but I guess this is an ongoing issue for musicians everywhere.
Which musicians influence or inspire you? I was brought up listening to Def Leppard, Metallica and Pearl Jam. My dad certainly made sure I was a rock fan through and through! I admire artists such as Ben Howard and John Mayer, so naturally my music has followed a similar path.
What are your hobbies and interests? I'm quite the movie fanatic, my BluRay collection is getting out of hand! I love to cook, try to keep active, and enjoy a beer while watching a live band.
I've tried to create my own style by taking inspiration from all genres and not pigeon-hole myself too much. Even though I'm an old school rock fan, I believe you can learn from all types of music.
How do you see your future career?
Where have you played in Southampton?
Finally, describe your perfect day.
Wow, there are so many places! Highlights have been the leading music venues such as The Joiners,
“Hi, I’m Jeremy Clarkson I do top gear” “Thanks,” came the supermodel’s alleged reply, “but I don’t do drugs”
Hopefully I will continue to write my own music and keep performing wherever possible. I would like to become more involved in the local festival scene, too.
A morning without an alarm call, followed by pancakes, a movie marathon, and extra hot Nandos. It's yet to happen!
or so the story goes Celluloid TV tales by our resident flick producer
With potential losses at around £50M a year and penalties and lawsuits likely to double that… Clarkson’s paddy might cost the licence-payer a pretty penny. Jeremy’s exit leaves a void that may yet be bridged by D.J and television presenter Chris Evans, or so the whisperers breathe. It won’t be the same though right, and at this point nobody knows if Hammond and May will stay the course or follow Clarkson to pastures new, and do you actually care? Love him or hate himJeremy Clarkson Marmite motor-mouth and sadly now the ex-presenter of the UK’s hottest TV show (Top Gear) was by his own volition in very deep and very hot water which recently of course splashed across the front pages of the World’s media. Clarkson, an immodest yet charismatic fellow has been hauled across the coals more times than a tribe of Sawau firewalkers… he may have incurred the odd smouldering toe or two in the past but this time he stumbled and then tumbled headlong into perdition’s flames but to your credit over a million of you dived in to save him, petitioning the BBC to keep Jeremy in his job despite tales of fisticuffs at the OK hotel. Mr. Clarkson’s latest affray was by his own admission ‘an unnecessary display…’ He’d been on location and joined the crew at their hotel after an arduous day’s shooting, expecting to be rewarded with a sumptuous juicy tender sirloin steak, no doubt accompanied with sauté potatoes, mushrooms and caramelised onion- only to be met with a paltry smorgasbord of cold meats and cheeses. The ensuing barny left red faces and perhaps a bruise or two after a skirmish
reportedly of thirty seconds or more of intense regrettable unnecessary violence, but the hotel’s manager saved the day, graciously conceding to Clarkson’s commands for comestible concession and cooked up the corpse of a cow. Clarkson upon later considering his chow faux pas administered an apology and then he-himself reported the infraction to his Beeb boss; Director of TV Danny Cohen, rumoured to have been actively seeking Clarkson’s demise. BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall was said to be sad at the outcome of the investigation but ultimately it fell upon him to axe Mr. C. Violence and other behaviour unbefitting will not be tolerated (anymore). Clarkson had previously admitted there were 'handbags and pushing' over the incident, which took place at Simonstone Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire, but he at first played down claims that he ‘punched’ Mr Tymon. Co-star James May said: 'I have said many times before the man is a knob, but I quite
like him. It's all getting a bit ridiculous'. The Top Gear name and format is owned by the BBC, but is so integral to Clarkson that insiders are unsure how feasible it will actually be to host it without him? Lord Hall would have weighed that against the BBC's editorial reputation. My money’s on Chris Evans right now… but it won’t be the same and if it doesn’t evolve yet retain the fan-base it will disappear faster than Hamster in his dragster… Maria Miller, the former culture secretary, said the BBC needed to get better at managing 'larger than life' characters. She stated that Clarkson is a 'legend'. I too have to reluctantly admit that I like the guy, reluctantly because I only agree with some of his philosophical sentiment, it’s the dry wit and anti-pc attitude that is appealing to me I guess. I wonder if one day they’ll take him back into the fold? Nah, it’s like the saying goes- no country for old men. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The AND Guide to finding a great BREAKFAST Apparrently the most talked about feature in the last 5 issues! This started as a moan. Me whinging about not knowing more than a couple of decent places to get a decent breakfast... at breakfast time! Now its one of the most read columns in the paper! In time I hope to have everywhere locally that serves a decent breakfast. But if you’re not here my apologies, its down to one of 5 things. Everywhere on this list is open before 9am, it’s a cake, you didn’t tell me, I don’t know about you, I don’t think its any good, you won’t give me a free breakfast or er... I forgot. Oops... Ed :)
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BOOKS red & rit The Easter bunny is around dispensing goodness to one and all, made all the better by the lighter evenings bringing on that sense of change, winter is gone again, the sun has got his hat on and the dark clouds have lifted. This is also something that the key political parties want to promote with the up and coming General Election.”We will do this! , “we will do that!” say David, Ed and Nick, “we will make you better!” they say behaving like three lost and scared billygoats on the bridge to nowhere, stalked by the troll like Nigel, eager to eat as many of their potential seats as possible.
“We will make you better!” and that includes our mental health if the recent promises from the potential leaders are to be believed. Money is to be found to help, to invest, to level out the stigma of the invisible illness that up till now confuses, embarrasses and can stop people dead in their tracks, quite literally. Before the politicians make grand gestures suggested by their advisers spinning away quicker than Sleeping Beauty’s most ardent detractors, here are four books that they should definitely read. TANYA BYRON begins the story of her training on day one of her journey to become a clinical psychologist. She writes with such a passion about her vocation and manages to do so without the benefit of hindsight, telling it like it was. IN THE SKELETON CUPBOARD (PAN £7.99) the reader is with her every step of the way and the author doesn’t flinch from face to face encounters with the
frightening and chilling guises that various types of mental illness can portray and by doing so, opens the door of hope to discover the human being behind the diagnosis. Time to break through the barriers and Tanya does a very good job. This book is insightful, challenging and intensely moving. BARBARA TAYLOR has penned an extraordinary memoir the lynchpin of which is the eight months that the author spent in Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum which was later renamed to the less challenging Friem Hospital. THE LAST ASYLUM: A MEMOIR OF MADNESS IN OUR TIMES (PENGUIN £9.99) details the authors time of a breakdown so severe that she dropped into the depths of madness and experienced the institutionalised system first hand. Her memoir combines the battles with the road back to good health with an exploration of her own life up to the present, intertwined
with a look at the social history of the treatment of mental health both good and bad. Truly haunting, but in a very good way. The opening paragraph to the preface of JILL BIALOSKY’S HISTORY OF A SUICIDE: MY SISTER’S UNFINISHED LIFE (GRANTA £16.99) will be enough for anyone with a connection to a bereavement of this nature to put everything on hold and read this book from cover to cover with no interruptions. Human fragility is stripped to the core in this raw frank dissection of Jill’s sister Kim who took her own life at the age of twenty-one. If it is possible to piece together an understanding of the desperation that leads to an act so final that it will cause shock waves of remorse, fear, pain and above all guilt amongst those left behind then Jill has succeeded. She explores every road and often reaches the occasional dead end but within the lyrical beauty of
her prose she draws some hopeful conclusions to her own struggles with the unanswered questions to her sister’s 1990 decision. Human fragility is ultimately outweighed by the strength of the human inner life. Almost with the click of a switch, MATT HAIG went from a party animal living the high life in Ibiza with his girlfriend to standing on the edge of a Mediterranean cliff wanting to escape a mind on fire making being alive too painful to contemplate. On the publication of REASONS TO STAY ALIVE (CANONGATE £9.99), it is thirteen years since that life defining Balearic Islands moment. Matt discusses this and his subsequent recovery in short sparkly chapters. He does it with the underlying message that depression can strike anyone at any age at any time. He also does it with a humourous eloquence that makes this book accessible and essential reading for any-
one who feels that the answer to people displaying the symptoms of depression is to just say “ pull yourself together, what have you got to depressed about?” It still happens. More and more books are being written about this most hidden of illnesses at the moment, all to the good. Let us hope that in the future there will be no silly cash in’s that can water down what is a rather serious topic by desperate writers and publishers chasing the easy royalty cheque. A 400 page book written by someone who wakes up one day feeling slightly fed up will do the cause to identify and treat this most serious of illnesses no good at all. David, Ed and Nick, do take note and listen. (For Jane, 1965-2012. An unfinished life. )
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NEWS AIRLINES TIGHTEN COCKPIT SAFETY POLICIES. Many airlines are tightening their safety policies surrounding pilots and crew members in the cockpit. The changes came about after the tragic Germanwings air disaster in which 149 people were killed after the co-pilot locked himself in the cockpit and crashed the plane. THOMAS COOK, THOMSON AND EASYJET - from Friday, all three are changing their safety procedures to ensure that two crew members are in the cockpit at all times. VIRGIN ATLANTIC AND MONARCH - both airlines say that while a two crew policy has always been common practice, they are in the process of making this formal policy. If a pilot or co-pilot needs to leave the cockpit for any reason then a cabin crew member will stand in. BRITISH AIRWAYS refuse to comment on the policy of its cockpit manning levels, insisting it does not discuss security issues.
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Welcome to The AND Guide’s new travel page. Each issue I will attempt to bring you news, features and travel guides to the latest hot (and cold) spots around the world. I’ve been a travel nut for years now and I love talking about holidays and my job is to spend time creating my clients perfect holiday so it seemed to make sense to write about it too. I’m open to suggestions so if you want to find out more about somewhere let me know and I’ll try to make it a feature. This issue I take a look at P&O’s latest super liner Britannia
NEW LUXURY GREEK RESORT Ikos Resorts are set to open two luxury 5-star hotels in Halkidiki. The first, Ikos Oceania opened at the end of March and will be closely followed by Ikos Olivia on May 1st. Holiday makers can expect luxury all-inclusive with kids clubs, a spa and Michelin-starred chefs creating the food.
ANTHEM OF THE SEAS April sees the 2nd cruise ship launch in as many months in Southampton. This time it’s the US Company Royal Caribbean’s turn with their new Quantum class ship Anthem of the Seas. Designed for longer itineraries this huge new ship will see out her first season in the Mediterranean before being deployed to the Caribbean.
MY TOP TRAVEL TIP FOR: KIDS When travelling with the little ones it can become the most stressful thing ever so I recommend giving them their own backpack filled with fun items such as toys, crayons, drinks and snacks. It saves you carrying all these sundries and makes them feel quite grown up! Feature Hotel: The Chedi Andermatt This brand new spa hotel is set in the Swiss mountains just 90 minutes from Zurich airport. With lavish rooms that feature heated stone floors and open fireplaces you will be thoroughly spoilt when you visit this amazing retreat
Britannia Walking into Ocean Terminal down at Dock Gate 4 in Southampton I could tell something big was happening, something iconic, and something historical. It wasn't just the buzz and excitement of the press and the hundreds of travel agents waiting to board P&O Cruises’ newest ship Britannia for an evening of food and wine. It wasn't even the fact that the Queen was somewhere in the vicinity enjoying lobster mornay and sampling English Sparkling wine. No, the real spectacular was that everything about this event and indeed this magnificent new ship, was British. (It may have been built at Fincantieri ship yard in Italy but that is a minor issue.) Britannia’s bow is adorned with the Union Jack, the huge bottle of bubbles that smashed against the
side of the ship when she was christened wasn't champagne, it was English Sparkling wine from the Wiston Estate on the South Downs and even the fabulous new Cookery Club is quintessentially British! I'm a fan of cruising, it spans back from when I worked for the Agency
vative and engaging - not words you would have necessarily used for British cruise ships until now. They have brought in a team of designers from 5* hotels such as The Langham and the Mandarin Oriental and you can tell. She is understated luxury without being ostentatious or stuffy. I felt like I could bring my two young children here without fear of being told to get their hands off the paintings and to keep them under control. After all this is a family friendly ship and built with the discerning British family in mind. I headed off to discover what else Britannia had to offer and came across one of those innovations I mentioned earlier, the new Cookery Club towards the aft of the ship. I was blown away with how amazing
being a child again myself as they are so well catered for. Adults can definitely wile away couple of sunbathing hours whilst the kids entertain themselves in the various settings from the nursery up to the teen pool area. The only slight downside I feel to cruising is that the cabins are quite small and a family of four would feel very snug in one of the balcony cabins let alone an inside cabin. There are of course Suites that cater for families but these can be quite pricey and I think long days at sea could potentially induce cabin fever! However, don’t let this put you off as the facilities on board Britannia really do make this a fantastic holiday for young and old.
P&O Cruises have recognised that they need to appeal to a younger audience if they are to survive and Britannia is the girl for the job! Sales team at Carnival in Southampton. You seem to eat, sleep and breathe cruising and you either love it or hate it! Don't get me wrong I understand people's preconceptions of the traditional cruise where stuffiness meets long boring days at sea. But P&O Cruises have recognised that they need to appeal to a younger audience if they are to survive and Britannia is the girl for the job! After a short wait to embark due to the Queen enjoying her lunch, I finally boarded and upon entering Britannia’s huge atrium you can immediately tell she is modern, inno-
it was. There was work stations with brand new Kitchen Aids and pestle and mortars, it was an amateur chef’s dream. On selected itineraries P&O Cruises are offering cookery lessons with one of their food heroes (James Martin, Marco Pierre White, Eric Lanlard, Atul Kuchar & Olly Smith) and as I'm a foodie this is music to my ears. They also have a chef’s table for an intimate meal cooked by one of these amazing chefs. I meandered on and checked out the kids’ facilities, I almost felt like
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It’s festival time!
CHICHESTER’S FAMOUS BLUES FESTIVAL SET FOR ANOTHER AWESOME WEEKEND
Fatima Zahid From Snoop Dog to paint fiestas, Years & Years to Billy Bragg 2015 is the year for showcasing what our part of the south coast has to offer festival goers. With more and more big names and artists announced all the time, our beloved city is slowly but surely making a long overdue name for its deliverance of the arts. So, with what threatens to be one of our best summer seasons approaches here’s my hotlist of ‘must see’ local music festivals for you to check out. Keep your eye on the web local news though, as lineups are being added to and changing daily. But don’t miss out... book your tickets now! Voted 'Best British Blues Festival 2010' in the British Blues Awards, the event is staged in a 40 acre setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester.
COMMON PEOPLE SATURDAY 23 & SUNDAY 24 MAY THE COMMON, SOUTHAMPTON
will be occurring over the course of the May Bank Holiday weekend in Eastleigh. Line up stunners Debuting this year, include Gorgon City, Common People is hopefully renowned for their hits such set to become a massive and as Ready For You're Love and annual hit. From the creators Go All Night featuring mega of the ever so successful star Jennifer Hudson. Other Bestival, Rob da Bank has new and exclusive stars are compiled an all star line up to set to be heading to this hit The Common 23rd and 24 unmissable event, full of May with the likes of House, Drum+Bass, Techno Southampton’s rock giants and Electro. Soundclash will Band of Skulls, last summer’s be the place to go for non hit ‘Rather Be’ - Clean Bandit, stop raving and head banging. the legendary Fat Boy Slim, (No clues to which one is your and just about the hottest fave event then Fatima? band on the planet right now Cough. Ed) Years & Years. Other acts www.switchsouthampton.com confirmed are I’m A Celeb and Corrie star Craig Charles, HOLI ONE FESTIVAL - SATURDAY 4TH BBC 1 Rising Star nominee JULY MAYFLOWER PARK George The Poet and Grace However if mainstream Jones. As a non camping artists are not for you, how event, tickets start from just does a paint festival sound? under £30. This event is truly After its massive success in unmissable. its debut last year, Holi One www.commonpeople.net returns to Mayflower Park
PHONEYFEST - 22 - 25 MAY THE CONCORDE, EASTLEIGH
with its unique and colourful extravaganza for it’s 2nd year. It’s very different. The festival Finally, check out PhoneyFest, follows hourly countdowns, an array of star studded trib- and when the hour strikes, ute bands from Michael paint is pelted across the Buble and Jackson, George herd of crowds. Set to top Michael to Whitney Houston, last years line up, an array of even Little Mix. Extended to vibrant, fresh and eccentric 4 days this year this year dj’s and live acts including they even have space availare all added onto the bill of able for glamping! what is set to be the messiwww.phoneyfest.co.uk est and most vibrant festival this summer. SOUNDCLASH - SATURDAY 2ND MAY Head to www.holione.com HARDMOOR PARK, STONEHAM LANE,
ALRESFORD FESTIVAL - 6TH JUNE.
Yes that’s right, the aforementioned Snoop Dog will be leaving his California girls and heading to the sunny south coast of Southampton (Oh no… kiss of death for the weather Fatima. Ed) for a one off gig for Soundclash - a major fresh music event exclusive to Switch, (Southampton’s new 1,200 capacity venue). Soundclash
Winchester favourite ‘The Alresford Festival’, 6th June. Known for showing a diverse variety of music from not only established artists, but for introducing the platform to upcoming talent. Lineup includes SALUT - an amalgamation of London’s finest musicians, AND Guide favourite Southampton’s Martha’s Man, Lisbee
Stainton and the Southampton Ukulele Jam. Set in Arlebury Park, camping starts from a mere £5… bargain! www.alresfordmusicfestival.com
Blues on the Farm has a big reputation for presenting high quality music from world-class musicians, in a family friendly, safe and relaxed area. A couple of years ago the festival was featured in The Sunday Times who dubbed it "The friendliest festival in the UK"; while The Independent has also reported very favourably on the festival, highlighting in particular the "astounding precision" of the event’s organization, likening it to "A little piece of the Mississippi Delta on the Chichester Plain"
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 11TH - 14TH JUNE
Confirmed lineup so far...
Also across the river The Isle Of Wight Festival of course. Blur, Fleetwood Mac and The Black Keys are all added to this unstoppable bill set once again to rock the island. www. isleofwightfestival.com
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
BLUES ON THE FARM 18TH - 21ST JUNE If you're more into blues, voted ‘Best Blues Festival of 2014’, Blues On The Farm returns for it’s 24th year to Chichester over the course of a June weeken. Acts include son of Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart and his band, Mud Morganfield and The Hoax. www.bluesonthefarm.co.uk
WICKHAM FESTIVAL6TH - 9TH AUGUST However if you want to enjoy some great live music in a family friendly environment, head to Wickham. A variety of stunning, shall I say mature acts (Harsh. Ed) including Seth Lakeman, Wilko Johnson, Andy Fairweather Lowe, The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg are making their way to a place known as one of the most beautiful villages in Hampshire. ww.wickhamfestival.co.uk
BESTIVAL - 10TH - 13TH SEPTEMBER Also the unforgettable Bestival 10th to 13th September … growing each year, the Isle of Wight extravaganza returns with headliners including Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and many more. There really is an act for everyone. www.bestival.net
But check our website as we confirm more great artists for your blues pleasure!
Kokomo The Hamish Stuart Band FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2015 Layla Zoe The Jar Family The Hoax Mud Morganfield SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 2015 Station House Ricky Cool and the In Crowd Kaz Hawkins & Her Band O' Men Ben Poole SUNDAY 21ST JUNE 2015 Rodney Branigan & John Pointer Malaya Blue The Cajun Roosters Brilleaux Brothers Groove Blues on the Farm, Pump Bottom Farm, Birdham Rd, Chichester West Sussex, PO20 7EH
Ticket Hotline 01243 773828 or 01243 539072 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluesonthefarm.co.uk
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DATES: SATURDAY 23RD MAY 2015 SUNDAY 24TH MAY 2015 (Bank Holiday weekend)
SATURDAY THE COMMON FATBOY SLIM / DE LA SOUL / JAGUAR SKILLS DJ YODA / GEORGE THE POET / PLASTIC MERMAIDS / FUNKY LITTLE CHOIR / MR MOTIVATOR THE BIG TOP DUSKY / HUXLEY / WAZE & ODYSSEY / DENSE & PIKA LUCA PILATO / JEREMY UNDERGROUND JORDAN MCKINLAY / & MORE UNCOMMON STAGE JAWS / PALE SEAS / WILD SMILES / SCIENCE OF EIGHT LIMBS / DEAD RABBITS / RICKYFITTS THE BOY I USED TO BE / BLACK KAT BOPPERS SOMAHIGH / SUBGIANT / THE NOVATONES BEL ESPIRIT
SUNDAY THE COMMON GRACE JONES /CLEAN BANDIT / BAND OF SKULLS YEARS & YEARS / KITTY / DAISY & LEWIS SLAVES THE CUBAN BROTHERS / CRAIG CHARLES / WEST END KIDS THE BIG TOP DERRICK CARTER /SECONDCITY ROB DA BANK FRIEND WITHIN / TOYBOY & ROBIN / HIGH TIDE DJS THEMAGEN / PELO RIZARDO FOOR / BITR8 & K1R3Y UNCOMMON STAGE DEXTERS / SEÁN MCGOWAN THE RISING / BROTHER GOOSE SACHA / CHOLOMBIAN / MORGAN HISLOP CHARLEY MACAULEY / FEVER / THE COSTELLOS
Common People is a brand new two-day metropolitan adventure, set in the leafy, green surrounds of Southampton Common. Put together with love by the acclaimed Bestival family, there will be lashings of the team’s unique magic, mayhem and merriment unifying party lovers across the south coast and beyond, for a truck load of bank holiday high jinx this 23rd & 24th May. Common People curator Rob da Bank commented: “I’m delighted to announce that we are launching a new festival in Southampton, our first new venture since we started Camp Bestival seven years ago. We have been inundated with offers to start new festivals
every year but it wasn’t until we found the beautiful site of the Common that we felt it was right to start a new chapter in Bestival’s history. This isn’t a camping show, it’s not a tents, wellies and car packed to the rafters experience… it’s a metropolitan two-day show, easy to access and open to all ages, compact but packed with experiences and priced very, very reasonably”. Warming your cockles for the big event on the Isle of Wight this September, Common People’s stellar inaugural line-up features headliners Fatboy Slim and Grace Jones and incredible music from bona fide legends and your new favourite band, including De La Soul, Jaguar Skills, DJ Yoda, George the Poet, Plastic Mermaids, Funky Little Choir, and Mr Motivator on Saturday. And Clean Bandit, Band of Skulls, Years & Years, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Slaves, The Cuban Brothers, Craig Charles and West End Kids on Sunday. Bestival’s creative team will be flexing their visionary muscles,
taking the spirit of Bestival to the heart of Southampton, transforming the common into a world of wonder that will feature Yarn Bombing, The People's Front Room, Day of the Dead Margarita Lounge Bar, Jam Jar Bar, VIP Hospitality Bar Streetfood and a host of fantastical fun, daytime diversions, amusements and good times for one and all including, Bigtopmania Circus, Lost & Found, Tree House Theatre, Big Foot the Clown Show, The Fez Heads, Big Bears Big Balloon Disco, Big Bubble Bash, Trapeze lessons, Circus Skills, Crazy Inflatable bundle madness, Face Painting, Toddlers Play Area, Craft tents, Welly Wanging, Morris Dancing, Hoedowns, and Brass Bands. Much like at sister festivals Bestival and Camp Bestival, The Big Top at Common People will play host to some of the most exciting underground electronic music the world has to offer. Saturday will see Junk at the controls with sets from Dusky, Huxley, Wayze & Odyssey, Dense & Pika, Luca Pilato, Jeremy Underground
Jordan McKinlay and more. And Switch takes over on Sunday with Chicago house legend Derrick Carter, Seconcity, Rob da Bank, Friend Within, Toyboy & Robin, High Tide DJs, Themagen, Pelo Rizardo, Foor, BITR8 & K1R3Y and more .We’ll also have Southampton’s illustrious Joiners adding to the mix in our new bands area the Uncommon Stage, and much more fun & games. Look out for Southampton favourites including THE NOVATONES and CHARLEY MACAULEY. Getting the swag on for a grand day out before the big one in September, Common People is where the summer party starts. For more details on Common People and for all the latest news, keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter, Facebookwebsite and website for all the latest Common People news Facebook: Facebook.com/commonpeoplefestival Twitter: @cpeoplefest Instagram: @commonpeoplefestival
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SOUTHAMPTON’S GOT A FROG IN THE THROAT!
IF QUAINT LITTLE COUNTRY PUBS ARE YOUR THANG... ID GIVE THIS PLACE A MISS!
words by Martin Southampton is famous for many things… Ocean Liners, The Pilgrim Father’s, Matt Le Tissier, Hyperlinks, King Canute, Craig David, D-Day, no ice rink… apparently its also famous for a spit and sawdust bar near Ocean Village with a penchant for choral fellowship. The popu-
larity of which, took even the Frog & Frigate’s returning owners Derek and Loraine Gardener by surprise. Laying dorment - well dead actually - for 8 years, after being locked up with the windows open…. would sugar soap, a lick of paint and no upper bar, prove enough of an attraction to justify the financial and emotional investment of coming back?
LOCAL SONGSTRESS CHARLEY MACAULAY CUTS THE RIBBON WITH DEREK TO REOPEN THE ICONIC FROG & FRIGATE
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More Facebook activity than Madonnas swallow dive into The Brits and a fried online opening weekend ticket system later, it was clear that Southampton’s most famous Frog was going to do more than croak! Surreal confirmation of the coming mayhem arrived the morning of the opening night in the form of ex Frogger Des Pirkhoffer who had camped outside the door and chained himself to the railings, after driving all the way from Austria! No doubt about it, the first regular dose of Thursday, Friday and Saturday night sing along’s was going to be entertaining. Star of the proceedings… Southampton’s strumming jukebox Derek, had worried he might not remember his Monkees or Yellow Submarine’s… worse still, would a younger audience even know who Mrs Robinson was? Half an hour into proceedings though and in the best traditions of time lapse movies, Derek was back on his 3 foot stage and leading a capacity audience of beer swilling table top dancers through choruses of Sweet Home Alabama. Roll the clock forward 3 days, with breaks for sleeping and carpeting fresh sawdust and you’ve pretty much got the gist of an epic weekend. Not forgetting of course
that everybody and I mean everybody, seemed to have the time of their lives! In fact the true attraction of The Frog & Frigate is that all ages mix seamlessly. For such a lively LORAINE STANDS FIRM AT THE DOOR place, there simply isn’t any edge to put off going on your own, or talking to the person next to you… if they can hear 33 Canute Road you of course! Southampton SO14 3FJ Me, I’ll certainly be donning my For more info visit Frog shirt again for another round www.facebook.com/www.frogandof real ale and Oasis very soon. In frigate.co.uk the meantime for you virgin Froggers out there looking for a (oh and beware of imitations!) good old sing song in a bar the way or www.southampton-pubs.co.uk/ the Beer God intended, you’d best frogandfrigate dress down and queue up!
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Alresford Festival BIGGEst ever line up! Now in its 6th year Alresford Music Festival has fast become recognised as the start of the summer festival season. And what a start! With over 20% growth in attendance in 2014, over 2,500 festival goers enjoyed the all-day ‘party in the park’ atmosphere in the glorious Hampshire setting amongst the South Downs. The reputation of this much loved festival will continue in 2015 with four stages of live music, a packed festival village, a wide choice of local and international food stalls, the Ringwood Fine Ale bar as well as the cocktail and cider bars. There will be loads of entertainment throughout the day, including circus activities, music workshops, pop dance workshops, craft stalls, art sculptures, street theatre and zorbing. This year is bigger than ever with over 25 bands confirmed and a brand new headline act; ‘SALUT’ a 12 piece spectacular from London playing a compelling mix of funk, rock
and pop. The artists range from Folk, Ska, Rock, Alternative and Indie, through to World Music, Electronica, Dance and Blues. A full line up of all the bands and artists with links to check them out is available on the website. Advance tickets are from only £10 and it’s so easy to get to the festival. We’ve even organised a FREE shuttle bus that runs throughout the day from Winchester train station to Alresford via Winnall and for those who want to make a weekend of it there’s plenty of camping on the new camping ground on the festival site. Camping passes are only £5 per person. Alresford Music Festival takes place on Saturday 6th June 2015 from 10.00am ‘til Midnight. Alresford Music Festival takes place on Saturday 6th June 2015 from 10.00am ‘til Midnight. Arlebury Park, The Avenue, Alresford, Nr Winchester HANTS SO24 9EP. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.alresfordmusicfestival.com
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CELLARS, EASTNEY Rita Payne KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Calamity Jane SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Posh / Beneath The Trees HAYMARKET, CHICH An Evening with Gervase Phinn PLATFORM TAVERN Benn Gunn & The Junkyard Angels FRIDAY 3RD MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail MOORS VALLEY C/P Easter Treasure Hunt LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Easter egg Trails EXBURY GARDENS Easter at Exbury SOTON COMMON Easter Fair HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Easter Egg Dying BERRY THEATRE, H/END Our House MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza / Meet the Easter Bunny /Wild Egg Hunt Trail BIC, B'MOUTH The 6th Annual Beer Festival PYRAMIDS P'MOUTH The Vaccines CONCORDE CLUB Jukebox Heros THE BROOK The Abba Reunion Tour TALKING HEADS Gonnabesick JOINERS, SOTON Local Band Showcase BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Two River Cruise MANGO THAI, ABOVE BAR J. Fashole Luke HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ The Geckos THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Daff Workshop / Kadia THE RAILWAY, WINCH Sounder MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Big Country KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Calamity Jane GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Live in the Harlequin 2
SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Posh SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Guitabla PORTSMOUTH FC Carlisle – A AFC BOURNEMOUTH Ipswich – A PLATFORM TAVERN Tim Payne's Platform Posse MARSHALLS, SOTON Hometown Show SATURDAY4TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail / Park Walk MOORS VALLEY C/P Easter Treasure Hunt LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Easter egg Trails EXBURY GARDENS Easter at Exbury PORT SOLENT Discovery Day SOTON COMMON Easter Fair O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Rival Sons HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail Easter Egg Dying THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Night at the Museum BERRY THEATRE, H/END Our House MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza / Meet the Easter Bunny / Wild Egg Hunt Trail BIC, B'MOUTH The 6th Annual Beer Festival The Ken Dodd Happiness show CONCORDE CLUB Rufus Stone THE BROOK ELO Again TALKING HEADS Keepers Brew ++ JOINERS, SOTON Muddywellies Presents THE HOBBIT, SOTON Psylance RODDINGTON FORGE, WEST END C & W Donna Wylde BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON 1 Hours Harbour Tour 1865, SOTON Bigtopp ++
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THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Clare Dussek The Darwins HARBOUR LIGHTS Duck Soup FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PLATFORM TAVERN Dog House Boat Boys MONDAY 6TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail / Woodland Crafts MOORS VALLEY C/P Easter Treasure Hunt LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Easter egg Trails BEAULIEU VILLAGE Canoeing Easter Egg Hunt EXBURY GARDENS Easter at Exbury SOTON COMMON Easter Fair HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Natures Child MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza / Meet the Easter Bunny / Wild Egg Hunt Trail Dinosaur Zoo JOINERS, SOTON Surburban Legends THE HOBBIT, SOTON Lucas Raye HARBOUR LIGHTS Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagomy FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PORTSMOUTH FC Plymouth – H AFC BOURNEMOUTH Birmingham – H EASTLEIGH FC Welling United – A A.F.C. TOTTON Fleet Town – A PLATFORM TAVERN Arnie Cottrell's Velvet Doonicans TUESDAY 7TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt / Easter Egg Danglers
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FRIDAY 1 MAY Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail / Woodland Crafts MOORS VALLEY C/P Little Egg-splorers SOTON COMMON Easter Fair MAYFLOWER THEATRE Monty Python's Spamalot HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Pond Dipping THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Professional Development – Joli Vyann MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza BIC, B'MOUTH Michael Ball / Dinosaur Zoo PYRAMIDS P'MOUTH James Bay THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Board Games Night HARBOUR LIGHTS My Name is Salt A View from the Bridge THE RAILWAY, WINCH Low Key Jazz KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Easter Arts School SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Leaves on a Line FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail DEERLEAP CP NEW FST Dotty about Dogs WEDNESDAY 8TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun /Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt / Woodland Activity day VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail / Woodland Crafts MOORS VALLEY C/P Woodland Quest SOTON COMMON Easter Fair MAYFLOWER THEATRE Monty Python's Spamalot O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Showtime on Tour 2015 HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Climb a Tree MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza BURSLEDON WINDMILL Twitter – all about birds THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Theatre Boot Camp TALKING HEADS Head Jam - Jurassic Mark THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Maptime Cartography Group CELLARS, EASTNEY Lotte Mullan KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA The Solid Silver 60s SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Arnold's Big Adventure Stalin's Daughter HAYMARKET, CHICH Concept
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FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Magic Mayhem BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail THURSDAY 9TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail / Woodland Crafts SOTON COMMON Easter Fair NUFFIELD THEATRE The Elves & The Shoemaker MAYFLOWER THEATRE Monty Python's Spamalot O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Showtime on Tour 2015 HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Pond Dipping THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Curiouser & Curiouser MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Theatre Boot Camp THE BROOK Steve Howe TALKING HEADS Head Jam - Jurassic Mark JOINERS, SOTON Young Kato ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Dirk Wears White Socks : Adam Ant THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Seedy Circle THE RAILWAY, WINCH As Elephants Are / Comedy – Nick Helm MR KYPS, B'MOUTH The Blow Monkeys GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Clowning Around-Dance Day SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Stalin's Daughter / Goldilocks & The 3 Bears / I'll Keep waiting on the pavement for the Ice Cream van to come THE ANVIL THEATRE Philharmonia Orchestra FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PLATFORM TAVERN Jim Hammond Trio FRIDAY 10TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail SOTON COMMON Easter Fair MAYFLOWER THEATRE Monty Python's Spamalot O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Showtime on Tour 2015 HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail
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THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Curiouser & Curiouser BERRY THEATRE, H/END James & The Giant Peach BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Caravan & Motorhome show MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Theatre Boot Camp/The Solid Silver 60s Show CONCORDE CLUB Snake Davis Band THE BROOK Guns n Roses Experience TALKING HEADS Lifesigns JOINERS, SOTON Landscapes TURNER SIMS, SOTON With Wellington we'll go HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Doctor Blu 1865, SOTON Gina Yashere THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Daffs Workshop / Jonathan Fashole – Luke Trio / Spires / Agonyst MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Four Fighters KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Lets Hang On GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Movie Madness – Dance Day SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Goldilocks and the 3 Bears I'll Keep waiting on the pavement for the Ice Cream van to come The Piano Man HAYMARKET, CHICH Forever in Blue Jeans FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail AFC BOURNEMOUTH Brighton – A PLATFORM TAVERN Alex Roberts & Graeme Ross MARSHALLS, SOTON Snowhawk Duo SATURDAY 11TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail SOTON COMMON Easter Fair NUFFIELD THEATRE Chicken Licken MAYFLOWER THEATRE Monty Python's Spamalot O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Showtime on Tour 2015 HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Curiouser & Curiouser BERRY THEATRE, H/END James & The Giant Peach BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Caravan & Motorhome show MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail
MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Stick Man Sing-a-long-a-Frozen PYRAMIDS P'MOUTH P'Mouth 5th Tattoo Extravaganza CONCORDE CLUB Tribute to Chic JOINERS, SOTON Dead Rabbits TURNER SIMS, SOTON BSO – Family Music THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON International Board Games Day meet up Craig Stockley / Cinnamon Jazz Trio Charlie Child & Her Band THE RAILWAY, WINCH Fingersnap / Jess Morgan CELLARS, EASTNEY Ismael Clark & The Cosmic Athletes MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Dreadzone & Solar Wolf KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Treasure Island SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Goldilocks and the 3 Bears I'll Keep waiting on the pavement for the Ice Cream van to come SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Misbehavin MINERVA THEA’, CHICH’ The Rehersal THE ANVIL THEATRE A Ray Of Hope Variety Show HAYMARKET, CHICH Cirque Spectacular FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Stage Dance Festival Syllabus 2015 TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Southampton Vaults Tours BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail SOUTHAMPTON FC Hull City – H PORTSMOUTH FC Morecambe – A EASTLEIGH FC Alfreton Town A.F.C. TOTTON Bridgewater Town – A PLATFORM TAVERN Davina & The Vagabonds MARSHALLS, SOTON The Vinyl Beats SUNDAY 12TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail SOTON COMMON Easter Fair MAYFLOWER THEATRE Godspell in Concert O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Gurdas Maan HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail Painting – Spring Flowers BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Caravan & Motorhome show MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza
w w w. t h e c o n c o r d e c l u b . c o m THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Stick Man BIC, B'MOUTH UB40 Beauty and the Beast PYRAMIDS P'MOUTH P'Mouth 5th Tattoo Extravaganza CONCORDE CLUB John Maddocks Jazzmen TALKING HEADS Monument JOINERS, SOTON Neon Waltz 1865, SOTON Happysad & Looking for Droids THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON BARTON / The Flukes / Seedling & Plant Swap HARBOUR LIGHTS Breathless CELLARS, EASTNEY Zoax KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Treasure Island SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Live Lunch: Fred’s House THE ANVIL THEATRE National Children's Orchester of GB BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PLATFORM TAVERN Charlie's Vinyl & Pie Night
MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza PLAZA, ROMSEYHalls: Two one-Act Plays THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Theatre Explorers BIC, B'MOUTH McBusted / WWE live JOINERS, SOTON Duke Garwood THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Reading Group Meeting Southampton Songwriters HARBOUR LIGHTS Titus Andronicus Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Return to the Forbidden Planet THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Cpt Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PORTSMOUTH FC Stevenage -A AFC BOURNEMOUTH Reading – A EASTLEIGH FC FC Halifax Town - A
MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail / Chapel Sessions MOORS VALLEY C/P Woodland Quest NUFFIELD THEATRE Roverange 2015 MAYFLOWER THEATRE Carlos Acosta – on Before HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail BERRY THEATRE, H/END The Sail & The Whale MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza PLAZA, ROMSEYHalls: Two one-Act Plays BIC, B'MOUTH McBusted CONCORDE CLUB Hollywood Romance TALKING HEADS Head Jam - Jurassic Mark JOINERS, SOTON Marika Hackman THE HOBBIT, SOTON Rock Soc Night THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Helen Nicholson THE RAILWAY, WINCH HMV Quiz CELLARS, EASTNEY Fosters Southcoast Comedian of the year Heat 5 KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Return to the Forbidden Planet GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Simple Minds THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Cpt Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs
MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Natures Child Medical & Edible use of plants MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza PLAZA, ROMSEYHalls: Two one-Act Plays THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Theatre Explorers BIC, B'MOUTH McBusted/Beauty and the Beast CELLARS, EASTNEY Callaghan KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Return to the Forbidden Planet BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail TUESDAY 14TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt / Woodland Activity day VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail MOORS VALLEY C/P Little Egg-splorers NUFFIELD THEATRE Roverange 2015 MAYFLOWER THEATRE Carlos Acosta – on Before HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Pond Dipping BERRY THEATRE, H/END The Sail & The Whale
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FRIDAY 15 MAY Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane
FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Gosport Gang Show TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Spring Fairies BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail THURSDAY 16TH FROG 7 FRIGATE Sean McGowan MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail NUFFIELD THEATRE Roverange 2015 / Connectors Cafe 2015 MAYFLOWER THEATRE That'll be the Day HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Pond Dipping BERRY THEATRE, H/END The Hard Problem MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza PLAZA, ROMSEY Halls: Two one-Act Plays THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Picture of Doreen Gray
THE BROOK Finley Quaye TALKING HEADS Toyah & The Humans JOINERS, SOTON July Talk THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Crafty Cafe / Comis Book Club Photography Group HARBOUR LIGHTS The Hard Problem THE RAILWAY, WINCH Airlocked KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Return to the Forbidden Planet SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Mapdance THE ANVIL THEATRE Essence of Ireland FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Gosport Gang Show TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Shakespear Play in a Day BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PLATFORM TAVERN Robbie McIntosh & Andy Grant FRIDAY 17TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail NUFFIELD THEATRE Roverange 2015 HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Moorcroft Weekend BERRY THEATRE, H/END Big Hero 6
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MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza PLAZA, ROMSEY Halls: Two one-Act Plays THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Picture of Doreen Gray BIC, B'MOUTH Derren Brown CONCORDE CLUB Paradise Regained – formerly of Bucks Fizz THE BROOK Fleetwood Bac TALKING HEADS Smerins Anti-Social Club JOINERS, SOTON Coffee Jingle Festival
RODDINGTON FORGE, W, END Mercury & May Truibute Show HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Pete Harris Blues Band THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Daffs Workshop / Three Monkeys THE RAILWAY, WINCH imperial Leisure MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Abba 2 – Bjorn Belief KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Return to the Forbidden Planet GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Country Folksongs THE HAYMARKET, CHICH The Billy Joel Songbook FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Gosport Gang Show BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail PLATFORM TAVERN Backwater Roll MARSHALLS, SOTON Laren & Ollie Acoustic Duo SATURDAY 18TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail NUFFIELD THEATRE Roverange 2015 MAYFLOWER THEATRE Octonauts & the deep seam Volcano Adventure O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Legends Live 2015 HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Moorcroft Weekend BERRY THEATRE, H/END Band and Bass MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza PLAZA, ROMSEYHalls: Two one-Act Plays BIC, B'MOUTH Derren Brown CONCORDE CLUB Alter Eagles
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THE BROOK Dirty DC TALKING HEADS Turbowolf JOINERS, SOTON Engraved Disillusion 1865, SOTON Salsa Party Night THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Nick Haynes / Rick Tarrant The Travelling Talesman MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Coldplace SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE ALTAR CLUB THE HAYMARKET, chich Chandelle Stage School FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Gosport Gang Show BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail SOUTHAMPTON FC Stoke – A PORTSMOUTH FC Bury – H AFC BOURNEMOUTH Sheffield Wednesday – H EASTLEIGH FC Lincoln City -A A.F.C. TOTTON Bishops Cleeve – H PLATFORM TAVERN MJ Whipround MARSHALLS, SOTON The Paper Trains
MONDAY 20TH HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Natures Child / Cricket Season THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Pirates of Penzance JOINERS, SOTON Helsinki THE HOBBIT, SOTON Jack Dale ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Wire HARBOUR LIGHTS Exhibition on Screen: Vincent Van Gough SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Connections 2015 TUESDAY 21ST HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Cricket Season THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Pirates of Penzance / Quiz Night -CMHC JOINERS, SOTON LTNT TURNER SIMS, SOTON Pascal & Ami Roge THE SHOE, PLAITFORD Blues Jam ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Stornoway HARBOUR LIGHTS White God / The Hard Problem SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Connections 2015 THE ANVIL THEATRE Rigoletto
SUNDAY 19TH MANOR FARM C/P Easter holiday Fun / Easter Egg Trail MAYFLOWER THEATRE Octonauts & the deep seam Volcano Adventure / Jimmy Carr – Funny Business ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Easter Egg Hunt VICTORIA C/P Easter Trail HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Easter Holiday Trail / Moorcroft Weekend Climb a tree THE POINT, EASTLEIGH A Night of Elevation BROADLANDS, ROMSEY Rotary Relay Marathon MOTTISFONT ABBEY Easter Bunny Ball Trail MARWELL Easter Eggstravaganza CONCORDE CLUB G4- 10th Anniversary Tour TALKING HEADS Southampton Jazz Club – The Mansua Project THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Junebug HARBOUR LIGHTS Bolshol Ballet: Ivan the Terrible Harold & Maude THE RAILWAY, WINCH Seafret Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) CELLARS, EASTNEY David Dunwell FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Hows The Koala Learnt to Hug MEON SPRINGS, MEON Country Experience Day BOLDERWOOD NEW F’ST Superworm Trail
WEDNESDAY 22ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE Wuthering Heights O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Afternoon Tea Dance HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Cricket Season THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Pirates of Penzance CONCORDE CLUB Pizza Exoress All Stars 2015 TALKING HEADS Head Jam - Jurassic Mark JOINERS, SOTON Toseland THE HOBBIT, SOTON Gary Okey ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Amplifier, Black Moth THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Will McNicol & Luke Selby HARBOUR LIGHTS Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Winchester Uke Jam KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA The History Boys GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH National Youth Jazz Orchestra SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Connections 2015 THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham THURSDAY 23RD FROG 7 FRIGATE Troubador Jimmy MAYFLOWER THEATRE Wuthering Heights HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Spring Flowers by Candlelight
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THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Pirates of Penzance / Essence of Ireland CONCORDE CLUB We've Only Just Begun – Carpenters THE BROOK Curved Air TURNER SIMS, SOTON Aly Bain/Phil Cunningham THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Professor Elemental + Guests HARBOUR LIGHTS Elaine Paige: I'm Still Here THE RAILWAY, WINCH Calm of Zero / Shawn Smith KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA The History Boys SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors / Connections 2015 SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Hijack Open Mic CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Czech Philharmonic Orchestra THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Nicholas Parsons FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Sunshine on Leith PLATFORM TAVERN Frank Statesborough FRIDAY 24TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Wuthering Heights The Elves and The Shoemaker THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Pirates of Penzance BIC, B'MOUTH Nursery 2 Primary Show / Soul Legends PYRAMIDS P'MOUTH Public Service Broadcasting CONCORDE CLUB The Modfathers – Paul Weller tribute THE BROOK Rufus Stone TALKING HEADS Duke Special JOINERS, SOTON Gnarwolves ++ THE HOBBIT, SOTON Black Sheep HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Chicago 9 THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Daff Workshop / Moving Voices CELLARS, EASTNEY The Targets MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Bon Giovi KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA The History Boys GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Chas & Dave Tour / Status Quo SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors / Connections 2015 SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Barnstormer Comedy:April CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE HAYMARKET, CHICH T.Rextasy FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Sunshine on Leith PLATFORM TAVERN Sarah Harrison Band MARSHALLS, SOTON Bemis SATURDAY 25TH NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY C’TRE Ocean & Earth Day NUFFIELD THEATRE Pitschi MAYFLOWER THEATRE Wuthering Heights Disney's Camp Rock – The Musical HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Dawn Chorus Bird Walk & Breakfast
THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH The Pirates of Penzance BIC, B'MOUTH Nursery 2 Primary Show Paul Merton – Impro Chums CONCORDE CLUB Tyler Jon as Gary Barlow THE BROOK T-Rextasy TALKING HEADS Gonnabesick JOINERS, SOTON Distinctive Bass
HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Tom Canning 1865, SOTON Trevor Nelson Album Party THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Stuey Goodeve / Kate Young HARBOUR LIGHTS Opera: Cavallerla Rusticana & Pagliacci THE RAILWAY, WINCH Beth Porter//Nuala Honan / Rude_NHS CELLARS, EASTNEY Cast Off Kinks MR KYPS, B'MOUTH The Rat Pack KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA The History Boys SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors The Tap Dancing Mermaid CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE HAYMARKET, CHICH 80 Yrs of the Count Basie Big Band FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Sunshine on Leith SOUTHSEA COMMON FOAM FEST SOUTHAMPTON FC Tottenham – H PORTSMOUTH FC Mansfield – A AFC BOURNEMOUTH Bolton – H EASTLEIGH FC Kidderminster – H A.F.C. TOTTON Tiverton Town – A PLATFORM TAVERN Wang Dang Doodle Band MARSHALLS, SOTON Ruby and the Roughcuts
CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Bellowhead THE FORGE, C'CHESTER Frank Yamma MONDAY 27TH MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast NUFFIELD THEATRE Writers in Conversation HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Natures Child THEATRE ROYAL, WINCH Lorca: Amor En El Jardin JOINERS, SOTON Luke Leighfield GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Melvyn Tan SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream TUESDAY 28TH MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast VICTORIA C/P Story Trail – Bear Hunt NUFFIELD THEATRE Mermaid MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dead Simple CONCORDE CLUB Quiz Night – Debra Charity TALKING HEADS Solent City Jazzmen JOINERS, SOTON William Control TURNER SIMS, SOTON Borodin String Quartet HARBOUR LIGHTS Opera: Cavallerla Rusticana & Pagliacci HARBOUR LIGHTS Blind THE RAILWAY, WINCH Poetry Platform SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE The Happiness CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Jimmy Carr THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Steve Howe PLATFORM TAVERN Blues/Folk Jam
SUNDAY 26TH MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast VICTORIA C/P Canine Caper & Family Fun HOGLANDS PARK Half Marathon 10k NUFFIELD THEATRE Count Arthur Strong O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Seasick Steve THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella TALKING HEADS Amplifier THE SHOE, PLAITFORD Eddie Vortex ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Teen Star UK Finals THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Poetry: Artfulscribe workshop HARBOUR LIGHTS Au Revoir Les Enfants Re 2015 THE RAILWAY, WINCH Ryan Boldt / Akala CELLARS, EASTNEY Benjamin Folke Thomas SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE L.L.: Sagat Guirey
WEDNESDAY 29TH MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast NUFFIELD THEATRE Mermaid MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dead Simple THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ Picnic at Hanging Rock Tim Vine CONCORDE CLUB Ken Peplowski/Rossano Sportiello Quartet TURNER SIMS, SOTON Gift of Sight Lecture THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Exposure-Filmakers HARBOUR LIGHTS Blade Runner CELLARS, EASTNEY Sharon Shannon SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors Jonny & The Baptists SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Dick Tracy CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Reginald D Hunter
THURSDAY 30TH MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast VICTORIA C/P Story Trail – Bear Hunt NUFFIELD THEATRE Mermaid / The Big Lebowski MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dead Simple THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Lila Dance presents The Deluge THE HUB Ghost: The Musical THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ Picnic at Hanging Rock Mike and the Mechanics CONCORDE CLUB Jim Davidson TALKING HEADS Hannah Scott TURNER SIMS, SOTON Andy Sheppard Quartet ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Julian Cope BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Sailaway Cruise THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Crafty Cafe / Green Drinks Glenwiffen/Wubworld Album Launch GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Gallery open evening SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors / Jonny & The Baptists CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Marc Almond THE FORGE, C'CHESTER Firefly Burning
MAY 2015 FRIDAY 1ST MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast NUFFIELD THEATRE Mermaid No Country for Old Men MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dead Simple HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Lila Dance presents The Deluge THE HUB Ghost: The Musical THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ Winchester Chamber Music Festival The Dreamboys CONCORDE CLUB Kyle Eastwood & His Band THE BROOK Whole Lotta Led TALKING HEADS R2 – Tribute to Rush JOINERS, SOTON The Early November THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Grant Sharkey THE RAILWAY, WINCH In Dark Light CELLARS, EASTNEY The Cyborges Live MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Gastric Band KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Sunwook's Rach Three SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors Jonny & The Baptists SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Sam Lee & Friends CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Pasha Kovalev THE FORGE, C'CHESTER The Kennedys FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
PLATFORM TAVERN Tim Payne's Platform Posse HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ David 9 & The King Pigs MARSHALLS, SOTON Adam Phillips SATURDAY 2ND MANOR FARM C/P Farmhouse Breakfast VICTORIA C/P Park Walk / Friends Bazaar NUFFIELD THEATRE Mermaid / Mice on Skates O Brother, Where Art Thou? MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dead Simple HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May / Rhododendron Display THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Rhythm of Life THE HUB Ghost: The Musical THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ Champions of Magic BIC, B'MOUTH Westover Group Motor Showcase 2015 PYRAMIDS P'MOUTH Old Skool Presents-Disco Night CONCORDE CLUB Soul & Motown Night THE BROOK The Simon & Garfunkel Story JOINERS, SOTON Our Last Night RODDINGTON FORGE C & W – Donna Wylde THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON The Sea Slugs THE RAILWAY, WINCH Deviant UK CELLARS, EASTNEY Foxer MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Dub Pistols KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Michael Ball SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE The Alphbabet Business convention CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Hants County Youth Orchestra FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Alice's Adventures in Wonderland SOUTHAMPTON FC Sunderland – A PORTSMOUTH FC York – H AFC BOURNEMOUTH Charlton – A MARSHALLS, SOTON The Groove Circus SUNDAY 3RD VICTORIA C/P Cemetery Walk MAYFLOWER THEATRE Michael Ball HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May BERRY THEATRE, H/END Dance Fusion 2 THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ Champions of Magic BIC, B'MOUTH Westover Group Motor Showcase 2015 CONCORDE CLUB Pedigree Jazz Band THE BROOK Dub Pistols TALKING HEADS UK Subs BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON I Hour Harbour Tour Sailaway Cruise to View 3 Queens HARBOUR LIGHTS Star Trekk II
CELLARS, EASTNEY The Bog Rolling Stones MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Rat Race & Mighty Shrimp SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Mary Black THE HAYMARKET, CHICH How The Koala Learnt to Hug THE FORGE, C'CHESTER Ferio Saxophone Quartet HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Blues @ Curbridge Creek MONDAY 4TH O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Laura Marling HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May / Bushcraft in the Hedgerow Natures Child THE HOBBIT, SOTON Lucas Raye HARBOUR LIGHTS John Wick SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream TUESDAY 5TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Writers in Conversation MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rodges & Hammersteins – Oklahoma HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THE POINT, EASTLEIGH The Wizard of Oz TALKING HEADS Eyes of Verona TURNER SIMS, SOTON Frigg THE SHOE, PLAITFORD Karaoke Night BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON 2 Hr River Cruise on Hamble River THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON New Lamps for Old – Dave Hubble Board Games Night HARBOUR LIGHTS Fille Mal Gardee THE RAILWAY, WINCH Low Key Jazz GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Belle & Sebastian SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream WEDNESDAY 6TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rodges & Hammersteins – Oklahoma HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THE POINT, EASTLEIGH The Wizard of Oz CONCORDE CLUB Aurelie Tropez with Guests TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark JOINERS, SOTON Off With Their Heads
ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Uriah Heep BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Scenic Solent THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Creative Tea /Poetry Stanza/Book Club THE RAILWAY, WINCH Winchester Folk Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors
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MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rodges & Hammersteins – Oklahoma HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THE POINT, EASTLEIGH The Wizard of Oz THE BROOK Patti Russo TALKING HEADS Jurassic Mark JOINERS, SOTON Colin Vearncombe TURNER SIMS, SOTON Claire Booth THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Origami Club / Southampton Story Club THE RAILWAY, WINCH Will Varley - Fosters Southcoast Comedian of the year – heat 6 MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Laurence Jones & Dan Patlansky SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors / Don Q CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream THE ANVIL THEATRE Jasper Carrott THE HAYMARKET, CHICH The End of the Affair PLATFORM TAVERN Bob Pearce & His Band FRIDAY 8TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Rodges & Hammersteins – Oklahoma HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THE POINT, EASTLEIGH The Wizard of Oz BERRY THEATRE, H/END Richard II CONCORDE CLUB Georgie Fame & his musicians JOINERS, SOTON Only Real THE RAILWAY, WINCH Dick Valentine CELLARS, EASTNEY Cregan & Co MR KYPS, B'MOUTH In The Hills KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Voca People SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors Don Q CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream MINERVA THE’TR, CHICH’ The Rehersal THE ANVIL THEATRE The Full English THE HAYMARKET, CHICH The End of the Affair FERNHAM HALL, F’HAM Snap Dance Night PLATFORM TAVERN Pete Leigh & The Union HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Connoll Brothers TBC
SUNDAY 10TH VICTORIA C/P Solent Boat Jumble NUFFIELD THEATRE The Hudsucker Proxy HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May Georgie Fame CONCORDE CLUB Gerry Brown & The Mission Hall Band JOINERS, SOTON As It Is & This Wildlife AGEAS BOWL, W'END Make Do & Mend Fair THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Life Drawing HARBOUR LIGHTS The Long Goodbye & Altman
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NUFFIELD THEATRE The Hudsucker Proxy HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May / Natures Child BIC, B'MOUTH S Club 7 HARBOUR LIGHTS Fille Mal Gardee SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream MINERVA THE’R, CHICH’ The Rehersal
JOINERS, SOTON Nizlopi THE HOBBIT, SOTON Gary Okey MANGO THAI, P’WOOD Izzii & Matt THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Maptime Cartography Group CELLARS, EASTNEY Roland Gift SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream MINERVA THE’R, CHICH’ The Rehersal THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Sister Act THE FORGE, C'CHESTER Dead Poet's Death Match
NUFFIELD THEATRE The Hudsucker Proxy MAYFLOWER THEATRE Top Hat HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May BIC, B'MOUTH Chris De Burgh / Godspell in Concert TALKING HEADS Under Milkwood JOINERS, SOTON The Hearts THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Reading Group Meetings Southampton Songwriters HARBOUR LIGHTS Julius Caesar MR KYPS, B'MOUTH The Strypes SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream MINERVA THE’R, CHICH’ The Rehersal THE ANVIL THEATRE Paul Merton's Impro Chums THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Sister Act THE FORGE, C'CHESTER Amy Speace PLATFORM TAVERN Charlie's Pie & Vinyl Night
NUFFIELD THEATRE The Hudsucker Proxy MAYFLOWER THEATRE Top Hat HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THE POINT, EASTLEIGH National Theatre Live – Man and Superman THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ The Witches of Eastwick BIC, B'MOUTH The Prodigy CONCORDE CLUB Stayin Alive as The Bee Gees TALKING HEADS Headjam – Jurassic Mark TURNER SIMS, SOTON Christian Blackshaw 1865, SOTON X Factor Audition – open mic THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Crafty Cafe /Seedy Circle HARBOUR LIGHTS Man and Superman THE RAILWAY, WINCH Also Eden //Silhouette GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Teentech SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream MINERVA THE’R, CHICH’ The Rehersal THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Sister Act THE FORGE, C'CHESTER Spiro PLATFORM TAVERN Sunflower
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NUFFIELD THEATRE The Hudsucker Proxy MAYFLOWER THEATRE Top Hat O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Southampton German Beer Festival HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ The Witches of Eastwick CONCORDE CLUB Shakatak THE BROOK Tribute – Roy Orbison JOINERS, SOTON The Hotelier TURNER SIMS, SOTON The Hot Sardines AGEAS BOWL, W'END An Evening with David Gower ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Gaz Coombes THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Three Monkeys THE RAILWAY, WINCH The Hearts CELLARS, EASTNEY Ready Steady Go! MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Larry Miller GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Portsmouth Beer Festival SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors The Taking of Zena Charbonne SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE A Compas CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ Way Upstream MINERVA THE’R, CHICH’ The Rehersal THE HAYMARKET, CHICH Sister Act PLATFORM TAVERN JC & Angelina Grimshaw HORSE & JOCKEY, CURB’ Raoud Trang MARSHALLS, SOTON Tim Somerfield SATURDAY 16TH VICTORIA C/P Introducing Netley Abbey NUFFIELD THEATRE The Hudsucker Proxy MAYFLOWER THEATRE Top Hat O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Southampton German Beer Festival HAROLD HILLIER GDNS Mad May BERRY THEATRE, H/END Lights, Camera, Action ROMSEY ABBEY City of Southampton Orchestra THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ The Witches of Eastwick CONCORDE CLUB Strumpet Town THE BROOK Bog Rolling Stones TALKING HEADS Atlantico JOINERS, SOTON New Desert Blues TURNER SIMS, SOTON John Mills ENGINE ROOMS, SOTON Strypes THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Bengal Supper Club CELLARS, EASTNEY The Octaves:Good Vibrations MR KYPS, B'MOUTH Never the Bride GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Portsmouth Beer Festival SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Little Shop of Horrors The Taking of Zena Charbonne
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FROG & FRIGATE PS_PERRYSTONEHILL MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Importance of Being Earnest O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Beer Festival THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Monsieur Butterfly THEATRE ROYAL WINCH’ Romeo & Juliet CONCORDE CLUB Otis Redding III THE BROOK The Blockheads JOINERS, SOTON Lemuria + Dads THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Origami Club / Southampton Story Club CELLARS, EASTNEY Gutter Brothers KINGS THEATRE, S'SEA Birdsong SALISBURY ARTS C’TRE Tales of the Marvellous & News of the Strange CHICHESTER FEST’ THE’ A Damsel In Distress MINERVA THE’R, CHICH’ The Rehersal
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Friday Frog & Frigate - singing along to the legend that is Derek on guitar
“WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING” He said! Well that narrows it down! I'd better start with me
Matt Black Hi, I'm Matt Black, Some of you may have heard my name (and some of those will have seen it on the side of a pot of paint!), but most will have not. I am a pianist/comedian/songwriter/record producer/ columnist (see below). Some would say it's a distraction, some would say an attraction, a perk of the job if you will, but in this wide world of entertainment if you are on any stage, strutting your stuff with gusto, the chances are you will have been the item of desire for a star struck member of the audience. It largely depends on your personal circumstances as to whether this is a problem to you or not. But whatever your domestic situation it's almost always a problem if the star struck element doesn't understand that it is a rare thing for infatuation to move and mature into a real two way affair or relationship. I'm never sure why this is? But it has to be partly due to the person we are on stage isn't really the person that we are off it ... and at home (if we were I'm guessing that we'd be done away with by our loved ones ... in fact I'm as confused as any that it doesn't happen more anyway!) The problem isn't that it happens, it's actually flattering, the problem is saying “no” without causing any measure of distress to the afflicted ... a hard task, in which often ignorance is the best tack, but by no means perfect. In some scenarios this aggravates the smitten and can cause a stronger resolve from same, which obviously takes your point of view out of their equasion, not a good place to be. Reverse psychology can help too, but runs the danger of actually falsely confirming the union and a life time of adulation ... oh wait ... Then of course there is the other end of the spectrum. The spurned fan. We’ve all had em... well so I’m told. But even for a six foot, six packer like myself this can be pretty scary. Particularly if you were seduced... I mean suckered into a quite little chat with the bride of Chukie because she happened to look like the missing member of Charlie’s Angels, or in my case becase she had a season ticket to the local tandoori. The quite little chat has suddenl;y made you here special star, and no amount of “I’m very flattered but why don’t you just **** off!” will see her desire for you deminish. In some extreme cases I’ve actually known of situations like this end in that ultimate of rock and roll tragedies ... marriage! So to sum up. Make lots of money and buy whatever you want. Think Martin might want me to check my continuity, but trust me I know what I’m talking about! Cough ... To book me, my studio or order a takeaway contact me at www.matt-black.org
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MR TEIN’S FIENDISHLY DIFFICULT SAINTS QUIZ
So since my last article what's been going on? Well end of March saw me host my first studio show with the Premier League. What a day that was! As I have said before when you get to a position of achieving a dream or ambition it's a phenomenal feeling. I hosted an hour special Fanzone Show with Leroy Rosenior, with guests joining us on the phone from all over the world. It's a real privilege to be part of the team at the Premier League Channel, as I continue my journey. It's great to see that Southampton are also still doing so well this season in the league. Dispite the loss of Fraser Forster, (wishing him a speedy recovery - sure he will be back in the Red and White and also the England yellow GK jersey very soon). Kelvin Davis stepped in fantastically against Burnely and brought back memories of that memorable season when we won the JPT at Wembley which was FIVE years ago the other week! Where has that time gone, and how amazing has the success been since? Here's to the final 8 games and ... can we dream of Europe? This month I also had the privilege of presenting the Mayor of a Eastleigh's Charity Ball, which was a fantastic night where lots were raised for the Mayor’s Appeal. With Live music from Daisy and the Wedding Toasters, the Strictly themed night went down a storm. Congratulations to the Mayor and Lady Mayoress for a superb evening.
Answer the multiple choice questions below, check the answers, tot up your score and see how well you have done. And no can’t resist a picture of Ali Dia! In fact who was the Saints manager that brought him on (and off 20 minutes later?) And who did he replace? 1
In what year did Saints win the FA Cup? a) 1901 b) 1975 c) 1976 d) 2003
Which Southampton player was PFA Player of the Year in 1982? a) Kevin Keegan b) Peter Shilton c) Steve Moran d) Steve Williams Saints first excursion into Europe was in 1969. Who scored Saints first euro goal a) Terry Paine c) Joe Kirkup
b) Ron Davies d) Mick Channon
Who was voted Saints player of the season in 2012/2013? a) Rickie lambert b) Jack Cork c) Jay Rodriquez d) Morgan Schneiderlin In the 2002/3 season one player made his one and only league appearance for Saints. Who was it? (You can’t get this wrong and call yourself a Saints fan!)
How many England caps did Matt Le Tissier win? a)2
Who is Saints current First Team Coach? a) Erwin Koeman b) Sammy Lee c) Jan Kluitenburg d) Mark Forbes
The great Ted Bates replaced who as manager of Southampton? a) Bill Dodgin b) George Roughton c) Arthur Dominy d) Tom Parker
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a) Nina b) Everly c) Sainted d) Della 15 How many managers have Saints had since Chris Nichol left in May 1991?
Who was the Saints Goalkeeper when we appeared in the League Cup Final? a) Phil Kite c) Peter Shilton
b) Peter Wells d) Terry Genoe
16 Alan Shearer played for saints for 5 seasons. How many goals did he score for us though in his first 3 seasons? a) 1
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14 In 1931 Everton beat Saints 9-1 and on that day Dixie Dean’s daughter was born. What did he call her to celebrate the victory?
a) 8 3
a) Andrei Kanchelskis b) Ali Dia c) Stuart Ripley d) Martin Perry
Talking of charity events as I mentioned last month, in September I will be hosting my next Charity Ball. The aim of my charity events is for everyone to go home having had an amazing night, while raising money for very worthy causes. Thank you to Martin for his support with the AND Guide being our official media partner. So September the 26th 2015 at the Grand Harbour Hotel we will be supporting; Rose Road, Dare2Express, DSA, Ben's Hero's Trust and Countess Mountbatten Hospice AND with live Music from the UKs No1 Elton John Tribute Act with live band and special guests (might even try to persuade Martin to bring his guitar! (You think so do you? Ed) you will be blown away. Have a great couple of months and thanks for reading.
a) Rochdale b) Blackpool c) Bristol City d) Macclesfield Town 22 How many seasons, in total, have Saints appeared in the Premier League? a) 12
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21 Which of these clubs did Rickie Lambert not play for?
17 Saints have lost three FA Cup Finals. Who to? a) Arsenal, Bury and Sheffield United b) Sheffield Wednesday, Arsenal and Derby c) Blackburn Rovers, Bolton and Arsenal d) Chelsea, Bury and Manchester United 18 Saints were relegated in 1974 from the old Div. 1. Who went down with them? a) Huddersfield and Norwich b) Manchester United and Norwich c) Manchester United and Sunderland d) Manchester City and Bolton 19 Name Saints first Dutch Manager? a) Ronald Koeman b) Jan Poorvelt c) Hans Neeznbomsadsy d) Mark Wotte 20 Which Player has made the most appearances for Saints? a) Francis Benali b) Tommy Traynor c) Matt le Tissier d) Terry Paine
23 In what year did Southampton move to St Marys? a) 1999
b) 2000 c) 200 d) 2002
24 Who suceeded Mark Wotte as manager of the Saints, when he was sacked on 9th July 2009? a) Alan Pardew b) Nicola Cortese c) Jason Dodd d) Stewart Henderson
Check your answers here: 1 c, 2 a, 3 b, 4d, 5a, 6d, 7c, 8b, 9d, 10d, 11c, 12d, 13a, 14a, 15b, 16b, 17a, 18b, 19b, 20d, 21c, 22b, 23c, 24d, (Ali Dia manager, that great spotter of football talent Graeme Souness. He replaced Le God.)
How did you rate? Add up your score and check below. 1-6 CORRECT: A dodgy start to your quiz career and your score suggests you are possibly one of our new Portsmouth readers . Like Pelle you worked hard but need to sharpen up a bit! 7-12 CORRECT. A good score. Perhaps you are fresh out of the saints academy and waiting for your chance in the first team quiz squad. Bone up on your history and you will soon break through. 13 -18 CORRECT. You have shown an impressive knowledge of Saints and may soon be ready for a call up to the England quiz team. 19 - 24 CORRECT. A Saints genius but already I suspect the Liverpool quiz team may be making a close season offer for you. Just remember, like the Titanic and Dejan Lovric, you should never leave Southampton.
10 Which club did we buy Claus Lundekvaum from? a) Frostiis c) Muselei
b) Cornflakke d) Brann
11 Which Southampton player had his jaw broken by Paul Davis of Arsenal in 1988? a) Jimmy Case c) Glen Cockerill
b) Jim Magilton d) Trevor Hebbard
12 Which former Saints player was the first person to play a 100 league games for four different Clubs? a) Peter Shilton c) Alan Shearer
b) Mark Hughes d) Alan Ball
13 He played his only England game against Egypt. Which Saint is this? a) Danny Wallace b) Chris Nichol c) Steve Moran d) Jason Dodd
THE LEGEND THAT IS ALI DIA. I WONDER WHAT HE’S UP TO NOW?
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