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MUSIC

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NO COVERS CLUB

FREE ENTRY

27 April 2022, 19:00:00

A grass roots level, monthly showcase for writers of original music & poetry.
Singer-songwriters, spoken word artists, dub poets, this is your place to shine.
No covers!

Heducation: DJ Woody (2 x World Champ) - live AV/DJ set

FREE ENTRY

14 May 2022, 20:00:00

2 Times World Champion, DJ Woody is one of the UK’s most influential turntablists. Known for his innovations, he helped design the world's first ever musical turntable instrument (Vestax Controller One) and is famed as a prolific pioneer of new scratch techniques.

OASIS MAYBE - OASIS TRIBUTE

£8 EARLY BIRD £11 ADV / OTD

20 May 2022, 18:30:00

Oasis tribute band based in Birmingham as seen on stage with original Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll.

DIMES

TBC

27 May 2022, 18:30:00

Dimes are a birmingham band with no thrills, no gimmicks, just some good old dimed rock n roll.

MAMA'S GUN

£15 ADV / OTD

4 June 2022, 18:00:00

Mamas Gun are masters of modern soul music. Their blend of classic and contemporary influences have sparked millions of streams worldwide and garnered praise from The Sunday Times, Billboard, The Guardian, and Uncut Magazine. Collectively, the London-based group's first three albums, Routes to Riches (2009), The Life and Soul (2011), and Cheap Hotel (2014), spawned Top 10 hits on four continents, including #1 singles in Japan and Hong Kong, propelled by the band's sold-out tours and funky, full-tilt performances at the Billboard Music Awards (Tokyo), plus global music festivals like WOMAD, Greenroom, Java Jazz, and Pentaport. With the release of Golden Days (2018), Mamas Gun have delivered their defining masterpiece.

LISTENING SESSIONS JULY SHOWCASE

£3 OTD

14 July 2022, 18:00:00

An opportunity for up & coming producers to listen to their work on a real soundsystem & get their music heard by other producers & like-minded people.

BEDROCK BULLETS @ KOWALSKIS ACOUSTIC CLUB

FREE ENTRY

11 May 2022, 19:30:00

Our headliners this month are rockabilly veterans Bedrock Bullets. A genuinely adoreable bunch of characters, this lot are at home wherever their sound is welcomed, be it on a festival stage, private party or your classic spit and sawdust bar. Both the spirit and the sound of fifties rock and roll united in 1 cheeky package.

HEDUCATION: DJ WOODY (2 x WORLD CHAMP) - LIVE AV/DJ SET

FREE ENTRY

14 May 2022, 21:00:00

2 Times World Champion, DJ Woody is one of the UK’s most influential turntablists. Known for his innovations, he helped design the world's first ever musical turntable instrument (Vestax Controller One) and is famed as a prolific pioneer of new scratch techniques.

JAMES WALSH (STARSAILOR)

£16.50 ADV / OTD

22 May 2022, 18:30:00

Fact is... support from Hector - Wacky Weird & Wonderful presents

£7 OTD

28 May 2022, 19:00:00

A Wacky Weird & Wonderful evening with
Fact is...
(Re-emergence '22) Last time the original line-up played together was 1985 to promote their inclusion on the classic album 'Night at the Flicks'. Fast forward 36 years and Fact is... are back with new singer Chris Heeley performing their own distinct brand of guitar-based rock. Three of the members grew up together in Water Orton and played in bands since the late 70s eventually forming Fact is...in 1983. Their sound is hard with melody uppermost and screaming/ hauntingly tuneful guitar riffs, elevated by the tight, dynamic punch of the rhythm section. Often stark and tense lyrics delivered with a versatile and powerful vocal style.

LISTENING SESSIONS JUNE SHOWCASE

£3 OTD

9 June 2022, 18:00:00

An opportunity for up & coming producers to listen to their work on a real soundsystem & get their music heard by other producers & like-minded people.

HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE

£9 ADV / OTD

20 August 2022, 18:00:00

American indie rock band originally from Davis, California, come to brum! Their sound has been described as "surfer pop meets post punk" and "dream pop".

LISTENING SESSIONS MAY SHOWCASE

£3 OTD

12 May 2022, 18:00:00

An opportunity for up & coming producers to listen to their work on a real soundsystem & get their music heard by other producers & like-minded people.

DR DAN'S OPEN MIC SANTORUM

FREE ENTRY

18 May 2022, 19:30:00

Come get your groove on at Dr Dan’s Open Mic!
Dr Dan (The Heels) hosts a classic open mic, players welcome of all abilities and styles.

NO COVERS CLUB

FREE ENTRY

25 May 2022, 18:30:00

A grass roots level, monthly showcase for writers of original music & poetry.
Singer-songwriters, spoken word artists, dub poets, this is your place to shine.
No covers!

TAR-GITS FT. CREEDITE & TRUST CLUB

£7 ADV / OTD

3 June 2022, 18:00:00

TAYZ AND THE DROLLS

£8 ADV

17 June 2022, 18:00:00

Tayz & the Drolls are a group of friends who met through their shared interests in music (and triathlons!). We found we loved the same music styles, and thought it would be fun to write some new stuff together. As Tayz (Kayt), our lead singer/songwriter says "I have always sung lil songs in my head and written poems - the rest of the band make the music - what a great combination!"

DUCKS LTD.

£10 ADV / OTD

14 September 2022, 18:00:00

Ducks Ltd. is a band formed in Toronto, Ontario, and currently based between Toronto and Geelong, Australia, that crafts bright and modern jangle-pop. The duo consists of Tom Mcgreevy, on vocals, rhythm guitar and bass, and Evan Lewis, on lead guitar.