Welcome to Madding Crowd
Bournemouth’s premiere live music venue.
Come and enjoy a top night of live stand-up comedy with 2 TV headliners and host in Covid-19 secure venue!
Our headline act is the incredible Nathan Caton.
As seen on:
Live at the Apollo (BBC2)
Mock The Week (BBC2)
Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2)
Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio and you can see him live!
‘A comic well worth catching any chance you can’ One4review
‘Funny, clever and a pleasure to listen to.’ Broadway Baby
‘A charming and convincing operator’ The List
Opening the show is the hilarious Jake Lambert who fell into a career as a stand up, after gaining a following on Twitter he decided to put down his iPhone and pick up a microphone.
Jake has gone on to support Seann Walsh, Kerry Godliman, Tom Allen and Rob Beckett on their UK tours as well as writing on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Now Show, News Quiz and many more.
You may recognise Jake from Comedy Central’s Live From The Comedy Store and we look forward to welcoming him to Madding Crowd for your laughing pleasure!
Don’t miss this top night out with some of the best acts on the circuit. The night is hosted by Adrienne Coles from award winning Coastal Comedy – see you there!
Please note that acts may change due to TV commitments. Over 18s only.
The Bournemouth shows are sponsored by local award winning Estate and Letting Agent Lovett International who can assist with every house move, as well as all aspects of Lettings. Lovett International cover the entire Bournemouth BH post code and have been operating in the area for over 30 years, so know a thing or two about property and the housing market here and we are proud to be supported by them.
*Strictly no Hen or Stag parties permitted at this event
FULL BAND STRIPPED BACK SHOW
Gin Annie are a Hard Rock band from England,UK.
David Foster – Vocals / Byron ‘Beej’ Garbett – Guitars / Brian Green – Guitars / Phill ‘Hammer’ Burrows – Bass / Lewis Turner – Drums
Formed in the Black Country by cousins David Foster (Vocals) and Byron “Beej” Garbett (Guitars), Gin Annie quickly established themselves on the local club circuit as a high energy band.
They started recording their debut album 100% Proof, in the spring of 2018 at SLL Studios and it was released on Off Yer Rocka Recordings in January 2019. On release 100% Proof entered the TOP 10 of both the i-Tunes and the Amazon Rock Charts.
Gin Annie’s music and style has been described as “Swagger and attitude of a band fresh off the Sunset Strip in the late 80s, with a modern edge that is bound to appeal to rockers of all ages” The band embarked on a 7 date UK tour followed by tour dates supporting Deadland Ritual, Last In Line, Geoff Tate and Ugly Kid Joe and festivals such as Ramblin’ Man, HRH Ibiza, HRH 13, Rock & Blues Custom Show, Breaking Bands and Winters End.
Despite a busy schedule, Gin Annie released two more singles in 2019, both of which gained air- play on Planet Rock Radio. The 2nd Single “Dying To Live Again” earned the band it’s BBC Radio 2 debut on the Johnnie Walker Rock Show. Both singles also peaked at number two in the Amazon Rock Charts, with Dying To Live Again remaining in the top 50 for over a month.
August 2020 saw the band recruit Lewis Turner to take over drum duties for the recording of album number two
Wolverhampton, UKGin Annie are:
Dave Foster (vocals)
Byron Garbett (guitar/vocals)
Brian Green (guitar/vocals)
Phill ‘Hammer’ Burrows (bass)
Lewis Turner – (drums)
FULL BAND STRIPPED BACK SHOW
London-based, Glasgow-born, guitarist Matt Pearce is an original member of the successful hard rock outfit Voodoo Six (formed back in 2005). Matt has released five albums with V6, the most recent recorded in L.A. at Steve Vai’s “Mothership Studios”, and their latest studio album is underway.
This debut album’s heady brew draws from the full range of Matt Pearce’s influences and passions: rock, blues, funk and soul!
“I can’t wait to share this new album with the world,” grins Matt, with a gleam in his eye, “I wanted to combine the sounds that I love: rocking blues and funky, soulful grooves. All these songs came so naturally that I knew I was playing from the heart. I could call it a ‘Funky Soul-a-delic Blues Rock Jam Thing’, but you can just call it a seriously funky blues band, like the Black Crowes playing Prince songs, or vice versa…
“I was fortunate enough to work with the cream of the London blues scene to make this dream a reality, so to now be at the point of releasing this music is hugely exciting!”
A year ago, though, he found himself at a crossroads: “I felt disobedient… I felt defiant… And I felt like I had to mutiny… I’d always engaged with the bluesier, groovier songs from the bands I loved: bands like The Stones, Zeppelin and Free. Yeah, I was captivated by their relentless rock n roll spirit, but it was the rhythmic grooves in their funkiest tunes that I also loved. These bands had soul.”
Over a period of about 12 months, Matt started to write songs for the new project.
“These songs have almost written themselves,” Matt confesses, “They are songs that have become very personal to me: As if my inner voice has suddenly become much stronger. It wasn’t as if I stumbled upon these songs by accident: on the contrary, they tracked me down. I can’t stress how uncanny the experience has been.”
‘Gotta Get Home’ was mixed by Matt Pearce’s V6 bandmate Tony Newton, who produced Iron Maiden’s recent live release, “The Book of Souls”. The project draws together some accomplished guests and collaborators including Joe Lazarus (drums), Jon Moody (keys), Kez Gunes (bass), and female vocalist Acantha Lang.
If you’re looking for smokin’ hot songs to take YOU home, look no further: blues and soul-based ballads; tunes that bounce with a ZZ Top-kinda shuffle and swagger and songs that mingle the brandy of the damned with first-rate firewater, moonshine and soul. Check out Matt Pearce & The Mutiny, and ‘Gotta Get Home’. Cos when you gotta go to your musical home, you just gotta!
Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist and musician from Cheshire, England. With over 20 years of professional experience Jim has become an in demand session player, writer and performer and is becoming recognised as one of the UK's premier slide, blues and rock guitar players.
Jim has been the lead guitarist with legendary British classic rock band FM since 2008 appearing on the albums 'Metropolis', 'Rockville', 'Rockville 2', 'Heroes And Villains' and 'Indiscreet 30'. Jim has also co-written the bands UK radio hits 'Hollow', 'Bring Back Yesterday', 'Crave', 'Better Late Than Never', 'Story Of My Life' and "Shape I'm In' all of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 2. 'Crosstown Train', 'Bad Addiction', 'Better Late Than Never', 'Cold Hearted', 'Runaway Train' 'That Girl', 'Digging Up The Dirt', 'Somedays I Only Wanna Rock & Roll', 'Black Magic', 'Synchronised' and 'Superstar' have all been playlisted on Planet Rock along with several others. FM have toured the UK and Europe over the last twelve years playing at some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious rock festivals (appearing on the main stages at Download and Graspop as well as many others) and have also supported some of the biggest names in music (Thin Lizzy, Journey, Foreigner, Kiss, Whitesnake, Heart).
As well as releasing his own album 'Changed Priorities' in 2006 Jim has played guitar for singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore on and off since 2003 and toured Europe and the USA with her extensively as well as appearing on many of her albums.
Jim has also been onstage right hand man to former Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden since 2006 recently collaborating with him and several members of the late Rory Gallaghers band on a tribute to the legendary Irish guitarist.
In between all of this Jim can be found playing many gigs in his local area and also touring the UK and Europe with Rhino's Revenge (a band fronted by Status Quo's bass player John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Jim has performed all over the world and appeared at major festivals including Download, V 2004, Graspop, T In The Park, Sweden Rock, Cropredy and the Calgary Folk Festival and has supported on tour Foreigner, Journey, Thin Lizzy, Joan Baez amongst many others and has been fortunate enough to appear onstage with Foreigner, Zak Starkey, Bernie Marsden and Neil Murray (Whitesnake), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Deacon Blue to name but a few.
Jims new album 'Ballad Of A Prodigal Son' is set to be released in 2020.
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Special performances by Mauvey & Lloren
Born in Ghana, West Africa, and raised in the U.K., artist and songwriter, Mauvey, filters his unique batch of alternativemusic with Hip Hop, R&B/Soul, and 80s inspired synth-wave always alongside his message: Love. “My message will alwaysbe Love” says Mauvey, who has designed his projects to distribute Love through the creative narratives of intentionalsongwriting, intelligent melody, and hypnotic beat.Mauvey has been influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Oumou Sangaré, Prince, Childish Gambino,Labrinth, NAO, The Weeknd, and Andre 3000, as he goes on to state: "I am inspired by artists who made contributions sosignificant that they or their music will never be forgotten”.A passionate Mauvey says, "If my entire music career is a giant book about the rigours of Love, the ups, the downs, thehighs and the complicated lows, I'd have done my job of distributing Love", he goes on to say, "I want to be clear aboutwhat I'm talking, singing and rapping about - no games - I don't know everything, but I know that Love is everything,there's no better subject.In Summer 2020, Mauvey was awarded by the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Mauvey has also been well supported by HuwStephens’ BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1, including being Mercury Prizenominee Georgia’s ‘pick’. As well, Mauvey hasgained backing from Jamz Supernova on Selector Radio (British Arts Council), after partnering up with W Songs, WarnerMusic UK’s publishing subsidiary.Mauvey's powerful lyrical content is unashamed, he isn't perfect, and he's not trying to be. Love is his mission, not justwords in songs.
Having achieved over 100k streams with her last release untilour dying day, Lloren is back with a new sound and solo project.'Medicine' is the first single to be released from the upcomingEP 'Lovesick' and explores the repetitions of heartbreak, lovelost and difficult situations in relationships, romantically orotherwise.The LBGTQ+ Artist has allowed a more vulnerable side to be shownthrough her writing style and has created a more inclusiveapproach to the typical 'Love Song. Written andCo-produced byLloren, her upcoming EP Lovesick will be released November 2020.
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This witty Arctic Monkeys-inspired singer/songwriter charted in the U.K. following a well-received audition on The X Factor in 2012. She drew acclaim for her third album, 2015's introspective We Are, and went on to found her own label, CTRL Records.
By the time Sheffield-raised, Canterbury-born photograph salesperson Lucy Spraggan had received rapturous applause for her performance of the self-penned "Last Night" during an X Factor 2012 audition, the singer/songwriter already had a self-released album to her name. October 2011's Top Room at the Zoo mixed an observational lyrical style inspired by the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner with a playful, lighthearted vocal delivery that recalled Kate Nash. Once Spraggan's audition had been televised, Zoo reached number 22 on the U.K. albums chart, while "Last Night" just missed out on the Top Ten of the same week's singles chart. In 2013 she released her sophomore album, Join the Club, and featured a new version of "Last Night (Beer Fear)." She then embarked on a nationwide headline tour to promote the record. She returned in 2015 with her third effort, We Are. The effort received widespread acclaim and was commended for its deeply personal and introspective lyrics. She promoted the album with The Unsinkable Tour. Later that year she announced that she had founded her own label, CTRL Records, which saw its first release with her 2016 EP, Home. The EP included a revised version of the track "Tea & Toast" from the Join the Club album. She started work on her fourth full-length effort later that year, stating that the writing process was more spontaneous than planned. The record, entitled I Hope You Don't Mind Me Writing, saw release in January 2017. Two years later, she issued her fifth full-length effort, Today Was a Good Day.
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For 3 decades The Wildhearts have remained at the forefront of the British rock
scene. From their classic debut album ‘Earth Vs’ (voted number one album of the
year in Kerrang! back in 1993, and number 20 in the best rock albums of all time in
a Kerrang! Special in 2006), through to now with the release of ‘Renaissance Men’,
their first full-length studio album in 10 years, their creative output and legendary
live shows have been second to none.
Although the 90’s saw the band covered like a living soap opera in the press with
tales of sex, drugs, bust ups, fights (both with labels and themselves), splits, more
drugs and a lot more controversy (one such incident including entering and then
proceeding to trash the Kerrang! Offices!), the recent years have seen the band
more focused than ever before and firing on all cylinders.
The Wildhearts and their incendiary shows have cemented their reputation and
legacy as one of the best bands the UK has ever produced.
Welcoming back their long-time bandmate and brother Danny McCormack on bass;
Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, with Ritch Battersby on drums released their
new album ‘Renaissance Men’ on May 3rd to critical acclaim.
“It’s The Wildhearts remembering what they do best” - 9 out 10, hailed Classic
Rock, with Metal Hammer saying Renaissance Men is “the best thing they’ve made
since their genius / batshit crazy debut, Earth Vs The Wildhearts, back in 1993.
Actually, thats not true. It might be better.” While Kerrang! gave the album 4Ks,
Planet Rock 5 stars and Vive Le Rock 10 out 10!
The Wildhearts’ classic line up recorded the energetic and diverse ‘Renaissance
Men’ at the Treehouse Studio with Jim Pinder. It finds The Wildhearts at their full
creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern and urgent
twist. Bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and the 10 songs are
the perfect manifestation of the band’s immutable wit, charm and righteous anger.
Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) painted the exceptional album cover
for ‘Renaissance Men’ and this honest and irresistible new album is an unequivocal
triumph, which encapsulates and distills perfectly The Wildhearts’ live energy.
To celebrate the release of ‘Renaissance Men’ The Wildhearts played an intimate 8
date UK headline tour, alongside packed HMV signing sessions and have further
live plans throughout the year including festivals, short runs internationally and tiny
warm-ups across the UK.
Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock
through the 90’s, and to this day they haven’t shown any sign of slowing down.
Here’s to the next decade.
https://twitter.com/thewildhearts / https://www.facebook.com/TheWildhearts
So quickly did they begin to win over their live audiences that soon they were invited to support almost every rock band that came to Belfast or Dublin . By this time, the brothers had released their first self financed album called “The Official Bootleg”. It was really just a demo that had been pressed onto vinyl and sold at their gigs. The first pressing of only 1000 (which had 10 tracks) sold so quickly that it had to be repressed time and time again (this time however with only 8 tracks). The album got the band noticed in England and in 1981 Mamas Boys were invited to tour the U.K. with Hawkwind. In 1982 the band released their second self financed album “Plug It In” which gained great reviews and spurned the hit single “Needle in The Groove”. Record labels were by now fighting over the band and this saw “Plug it in” repackaged and re-released in the U.K. by Ultranoise and by Virgin in France . Apart from headlining their own shows the band toured with Wishbone Ash and in 1983 they released their third album Turn it Up. By now the band were so popular that Phil Lynott personally asked them if they would be his support band on Thin Lizzys’ farewell tour which also included a slot at Reading Rock.
In the summer of 1984 singer Steve Overland and his brother, guitarist Chris (both
formerly of Wildlife) teamed up with drummer Pete Jupp (ex Wildlife and Samson)
and bassist Merv Goldsworthy (ex Diamond Head and Samson) to form FM. Joined
by the keyboard talents of Didge Digital, by December that year they had secured a
recording contract with CBS/Portrait and the band headed to Germany for a run of
dates with Meat Loaf.
Further tours with Tina Turner, Foreigner and Gary Moore built up the momentum. On
8 September 1986 FM released their debut album INDISCREET (featuring the hugely
popular single "Frozen Heart") to great critical acclaim and the year ended on a high
with FM supporting the white-hot Bon Jovi on their "Slippery When Wet" tour.
For the next nine years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British
melodic rock, touring extensively as headliners and also joining bands such as Status
Quo and Whitesnake on tours to promote releases such as 1989's TOUGH IT OUT
album; TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS released in 1991 (with Andy Barnett on guitar
replacing the now-departed Chris Overland); APHRODISIAC in 1992 and what was
to be their 'final' album, 1995's DEAD MAN'S SHOES with new recruit Jem Davis
(Tobruk, UFO) on keyboards.
In 2007 - after a 12 year sabbatical - FM were persuaded to return to the stage for a
'one-off' headline performance at a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City.
The rapturous reception from the fans at Firefest led to FM quickly making the
decision to record a new album and following a return to Firefest in 2009, in March
2010 FM released their much-anticipated sixth studio album METROPOLIS with Jim
Kirkpatrick replacing Andy Barnett on lead guitar.
FM haven't stopped since… Headline tours both in the UK and overseas, Special Guest
slots touring with Foreigner, Journey, Thin Lizzy, Heart, Saxon and Skid Row; festival
appearances including Download, Planet Rockstock, Sweden Rock, Graspop,
Steelhouse Festival, Frontiers Rock Festival, Hard Rock Hell and Ramblin' Man Fair,
and in 2018 their first-ever live show in the US at Melodic Rock Fest 5.
When not touring, FM have been busy in the studio and since their 2010 'comeback'
album they have released 2013's double helping of ROCKVILLE and ROCKVILLE II;
HEROES AND VILLAINS in 2015 and ATOMIC GENERATION in 2018 along with
INDISCREET 30 - a new 2016 recording of FM's classic debut album to celebrate the
30th anniversary of its release - and THE ITALIAN JOB live DVD/CD.
2020 brings FM's first Australian tour in March followed by the release of the band's
twelfth studio album SYNCHRONIZED on 10 April via Frontiers Music S.r.l. and UK
Steve Overland (vocals, guitar) / Merv Goldsworthy (bass) / Pete Jupp (drums)
Jem Davis (keyboards) / Jim Kirkpatrick (guitar)
The new line-up of Brian, Karl, Abbz, Rasmus and new bass player Dean Ashton toured the UK and Europe plus US and Canada in a massive 27 date marathonover33 days,quicklyselling out of albums and merch at many venues.In early 2017Brian and Ras started workingthrough Brian’s extensive collection of riffs, from which they began formulating ideas for the next album. With recording completed in early 2018 Diamond Head completed 8 shows opening for Saxon plus a clutch of Festivals including Rock Hard, Rocklahoma & Metal Days. Finishing with Diamond Head’s longest ever European tour consisting of 38 shows across 10countries. The band are all excited to be working with Siren Management and that the new album The Coffin Trainwill be released 24thMay 2019 on Silver Lining Records.
What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot as it happens.
The Tygers of Pan Tang were an essential part of the movement that became known as New Wave of British Heavy Metal(NWOBHM). Signed to M.C.A records they recorded 4 albums in 3 years, toured the UK and Europe extensively, outsold ‘name’bands in Japan and had an ‘almost’ hit single with their outstanding arrangement of The Clovers ‘Love Potion Number 9’. They weathered the mini storm of theirfirst vocalist leavingafter one album andreplaced him with the toweringfigure ofJon Deverill. Against theirrecord companies wishes they employed an additionalguitarist, the mercurial John Sykes, who......well that’s another story.On the brink of following Def Leppard and Iron Maiden who had softenedup the USA, the bandimploded spectacularlywhen the Los Angeles based MCA refused to provide thesupport necessary to cross the pond and, without a doubt, cement their growing reputation stateside.And that could well have been the end of the story had it not been for Robb Weir,who had founded the original Tygers and continued to ‘believe’. Recruiting a set of musicianswho could not only perform the old tunes with the necessary reverence, but who could also carry the Tygers torch forward and make new music suitably fitting of the name Tygers of Pan Tang,he set about rebuilding their reputation.And the results? Well, employing the vocal talents of a singer from Italy (Iacopo Jack Meille) who has been able to command the respect of Tygers fans old and new (and there are plenty of new ones) a rhythm section (Gav Gray and Craig Ellis bass and drums respectively) who are schooled in providing the necessary propulsion to drive the music from stage to audience and yet another guitarist of unnerving ability and an intuitive feel for the Tygers music (Micky Crystal) , the Tygers star has begun to rise again.That reputation was cemented recently when they were awarded a gold album by their record company for sales and downloads of their most recent, self-titled, albumreleased just over two years ago. In support of that album the band have played South America, North America, Japan and throughout Europe. The Tygers have just finished recording their next albumto be releasedworldwidein October 2019. They will then begin a two year world tour.
Band website http://www.tygersofpantang.com/official/
Management Tom Noble firstname.lastname@example.org
Agency Ludy Wetzl email@example.com
In addition to releasing seventeen studio albums as the original singer of Queensryche and as a solo artist Geoff has released several live albums and has been nominated for a grammy four times. He has sold over 25 million records and performed in more than 46 countries.
Rage For Order was more progressive than the band's previous releases, with a layered and complex musical structure that employs a two-guitar approach, but also brought keyboards forward in the mix. Lyrically, the album explored social/personal, political and technological themes, among others highlighting the dangers of artificial intelligence and government intrusion.
Empire is the fourth full-length studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche, released on August 20, 1990. The album stands as Queensrÿche's most commercially successful release, reaching triple-platinum status and the primary single, the power ballad "Silent Lucidity", reached number 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Silent Lucidity" was also nominated for the Grammy Awards of 1992 in the categories Best Rock Song and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
Geoff Tate rose to fame with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche, who had commercial success with their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime and 1990 album Empire. Tate is ranked fourteenth on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was voted No. 2 on That Metal Show's top 5 hard rock vocalists the 1980s. In 2012, he won the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Award for "Voice in Progressive Heavy Metal". In 2015, he placed ninth on OC Weekly's list of the 10 Best High-Pitched Metal Singers. After his farewell tour as Queensrÿche, he renamed his band Operation: Mindcrime, after the Queensrÿche album of the same name
Key former Hawkwind members Harvey Bainbridge (synths & vocals) and Jerry Richards (guitar & vocals) alongside Dave Pearce (drums) and Tom Ashurst (bass & vocals) will be joined by legendary 'God-father of space-rock' and founder member of Hawkwind, Nik Turner for a string of dates which include two sold out shows for the 2019 HRH Prog Festival at Sheffield O2 Academy and at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
Turner was a key driving force in the creation and success of legendary British stoner band Hawkwind back in 1969, throughout the 1970s and beyond, so expect a choice selection of classic and contemporary songs, poetry, a retina-reducing psychedelic light-show and a maelstrom of mind-blowing music from these Masters of the Universe as they celebrate 50 years of British space-rock.
The band will also be performing songs from their 2018 hit album, "Brave New World" which debuted at number 12 in The Official UK Top 40 Rock & Metal Chart, alongside material from their latest studio album "Heaven's Gate". Their 8th studio release in as many years.
This is one hard working and hot rocking act at the peak of its powers: Don't miss them on this very special and unique tour.
See you 'out there'...
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