11:29am Friday 13th November 2015
STANDING in the Cheese and Grain in Frome last night, hearing the yells and whistles and watching the delight spread on the faces of people who at the start had obediently raised a hand in response to the call ‘and if you’ve NEVER seen me play?’, I realised (yet again) how true it is that great singer/songwriters only improve as they age.
9:05am Friday 28th August 2015
BOX Rocks has been bringing in sell-out crowds to the small Wiltshire village for over twenty years and next week’s festival promises to be their biggest yet as eight bands play over eight hours – all in aid of raising money for the Royal United Hospital.
12:32pm Monday 24th August 2015
6:07pm Sunday 16th August 2015
8:38pm Tuesday 28th July 2015
2:53pm Monday 27th July 2015
“THIS is one of our tropical songs,” grins singer-accordionist Natalia Tena from beneath a fetching floral tiara as she surveys several hundred hoodies, umbrellas and plastic macs gathered in front of the Open Air Stage.
10:01am Sunday 26th July 2015
2:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015
8:02am Monday 20th July 2015
4:01pm Friday 17th July 2015
12:04pm Thursday 16th July 2015
The 2014 winners of the Wiltshire Rural Music School's prestigious Liz Lawrence award will be sharing their talents in an exciting and varied concert in the Devizes Town Hall’s beautiful Assembly Room on Friday, July 17 at 7.30pm.
2:47pm Monday 13th July 2015
8:26am Monday 13th July 2015
8:36am Monday 13th July 2015
11:06am Sunday 12th July 2015
3:11pm Thursday 9th July 2015
4:02pm Sunday 5th July 2015
7:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015
10:02am Sunday 28th June 2015
3:31pm Thursday 11th June 2015
11:28am Monday 8th June 2015
If you’re unfamiliar with The Computers, there isn’t much I can do to help you understand them. Around this time last year I interviewed front man Al Kershaw, and he described his band as “the answer to and cause of all of life’s problems. The perfect topping on your favourite pizza, and that stabbing pain of heartburn. We will make you smile and cry, make you feel so alive you want to die. Throw you into thought, or push you to insanity. But most importantly you will dance yourself back to reality.”
6:03pm Thursday 4th June 2015
THE genre-defining kings of traditional rock'n'roll sensibilities put through a modern punk rock filter, The Computers will be headlining the Devizes Corn Exchange on Friday, as part of Devizes Festival.
2:02pm Saturday 30th May 2015
A GROUP of Bradford on Avon musicians performing folk, blues and jazz will be appearing in the back bar of that well known music venue The Bell on Walcot Street, Bath, on Tuesday evening 2 June as part of Bath Fringe Festival.
10:01am Saturday 30th May 2015
Nicholas Peters, a local music teacher and former Bath Spa University student, will have his music performed by the Manon Quartet on Saturday 6 June at The Pound arts centre in Corsham. The concert is curated by Nicholas and Alex Nikiporenko, who together in late 2014 formed an experimental music concert series called 840.
10:02am Sunday 24th May 2015
5:00pm Thursday 21st May 2015
6:32pm Friday 15th May 2015
8:02am Friday 15th May 2015
LONELY TOURIST WITH CHRIS WEBB: one of our favourite Scott’s in the shape of Lonely Tourist. His glum Scottish accent peppering up some lovely acoustic ditties, which include a song about never-famous Man Utd defender, with whom he shares a name. Main billed support is Chris Webb, a Bristolian, who now has quite a measure within the scene. Supporting some of the best national and international acts coming through Bristol has developed Chris into one of the finest singer/songwriters current on the local circuit. Come and be impressed! Doors 8pm, Chris Webb 9.30-10pm, Lonely Tourist, 10.15-11pm. 16+. http://www.sheermusic.co.uk/ The Lamb, Devizes, New Park Street, Devizes, 8pm.
11:02am Sunday 10th May 2015
AS Chippenham's 44th Folk Festival approaches, organiser Bob Berry is quietly congratulating himself on his programming skills: who could have known that by the time this year's Festival opens on May 22 two of his headline acts would have won BBC2 Folk awards?
Fieldview Festival, Seagry, near Chippenham. August 6-9. Tickets £50 from www.fieldviewfestival.co.uk
6:02pm Sunday 3rd May 2015
10:23am Thursday 30th April 2015
6:02pm Friday 24th April 2015
6:01pm Thursday 23rd April 2015
2:36pm Thursday 23rd April 2015
11:19am Thursday 16th April 2015
6:21pm Saturday 4th April 2015
9:23am Thursday 26th March 2015
7:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015
1:02pm Tuesday 17th March 2015
1:33pm Friday 13th March 2015
RISING star Izzy F is through to the next stage of the new songwriting competition organised and run by Future Music, the team behind TeenStar and Live&Unsigned, and acts such as Lucy Spraggen, Birdy and Luke Friend.
10:00am Sunday 1st March 2015
Appearing in Devizes’ most exciting new arts space, St Mary’s Church, the UK’s finest virtuoso guitarist is on a huge UK tour which will see the town rubbing shoulders with some of the UK’s biggest cities, best venues and hottest music scenes – straight after a 12-date German tour.
10:00pm Friday 27th February 2015
Phil Beer, Friday Folk @ The Village Pump, The Lamb, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge. Friday, March 6, 8pm. Tickets: £12 from 01225 707346
7:00pm Friday 27th February 2015
The Prestbury Sportsbar, The Close, Warminster. Saturdays and Sundays. Details: www.prestburysportsbar.com
7:00pm Friday 27th February 2015
Booking some of the best tribute acts in the country adds a new strand to the musical offering at the Prestbury Sportsbar in The Close, Warminster, which has been quietly building up its reputation as a music venue.
10:09am Tuesday 24th February 2015
Jinski, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. Saturday, February 28. Tickets: 01793 524481/ www.swindontheatres.co.uk
2:00pm Saturday 21st February 2015
10:00am Saturday 21st February 2015
After Aura. New release: Falling My Friend available now to hear and download at www.afteraura. co.uk and on ITunes
7:00pm Friday 20th February 2015
After Aura. Falling My Friend available now to hear and download at www.afteraura. co.uk and on ITunes
6:00pm Friday 20th February 2015
New Trowbridge-based band After Aura, who played the Bradford Roots Festival last month, have released their first single, a wistful musing on the ending of a relationship described as ‘being about feeling hopeless and not wanting to bring someone else down’.