What's on diary

Dandy Man, Moonlight Foxes, Rick Sinfield & Andy Moir
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dandy Man, Moonlight Foxes, Rick Sinfield & Andy Moir

The line up for New Music Tuesdays at The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell this week will feature live music from Reading’s very own Steam Punk Band Dandy Man, fabulous duo Moonlight Foxes performing covers of well known songs, Rick Sinfield on vocals and piano and excellent guitarist Andy Moir,

Starting at 8pm, admission £3.00

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Acoustic Wednesdays
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Wednesdays

Our monthly Acoustic Wednesday session continues at The Old court with live music this week coming from :- Mandy Wood a seasoned writer and performer in both Europe and America, Mandy Woods has spent most of her adult life giving in to wanderlust and crafting songs wherever she has happened to find herself on her unconventional journey. The talented Lisa Kenny from Maidenhead (vocals & ukulele) performing original songs and cover versions. Wokingham based Simon Williams is a regular feature on the local acoustic music scene. Jonathan Ross (no not that one) is an emerging singer songwriter and eclipse.

 Starts 7.30pm, admission free

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The Salts
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Salts

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album ‘ She Rises’ has received rave reviews across the board and continues to get radio plays around the country and abroad. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along.

Starts 8pm, admission £15.00 https://www.olympiccinema.co.uk

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Tamsin Quin, Vanessa Webb & Andy Mathewson & Steve Donnelly
Jul
28
2:30 PM14:30

Tamsin Quin, Vanessa Webb & Andy Mathewson & Steve Donnelly

Our first Wilde Sundays session after the Summer break takes place at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell on 28th July featuring live music from this year’s GSMC Music Award winner Tamsin Quin who is a singer songwriter from Devizes who received rave reviews for her debut album’ Gypsy Blood’. Vanessa Webb and Andy Mathewson give an interesting twist to classic compositions from earlier decades, replacing orchestrations or jazz band arrangements by just a voice and picked acoustic guitar, making you hear them with new ears, completing the line up is excellent singer songwriter Steve Donnelly.

Starts 2.30pm admission £8.00 https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

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The Salts
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Acoustic Cafe
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Cafe

The line up for the Acoustic Cafe at The Coach House, South Hill Park Arts Centre on Monday 29th July will feature live music from seasoned writer performer Mandy Wood, original songs from Andy Lavery, a solo set from Carola Baer who was with alt-rock band Quiet Wish, popular singer songwriter Kristin King and Marc Woosnam who is currently working on his debut EP, starts 7.30pm, food served 7pm – 8pm.

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Blue Touch
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Touch

Blue Touch are never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years.

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Sandy McLelland
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Sandy McLelland

Throughout a long and respected music career, Scottish singer songwriter, Sandy McLelland has contributed to the artistic achievements of numerous artists and projects all over the world. Capable and comfortable across many, diverse, musical styles. Often full and vibrant, sometimes achingly bare and personal, the all acoustic sound of Sandy McLelland unashamedly pays respect to the American country, blues, folk and soul music he absorbed in his early days in Glasgow. Sandy will be promoting his debut album in 2019.

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Ajay Srivastav
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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The Salts
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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The Black Feathers + special guest Sandy McLelland
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Black Feathers + special guest Sandy McLelland

The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Featuring special guest Sandy McLelland who will be promoting his forthcoming album ‘Cross the Line’

Starts 8pm, tickets £12.00, https://www.oldcourt.org

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Spriggan Mist
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Spriggan Mist

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for there uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song..  some of which will be performed as all of us remember..  and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

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Sandy McLelland
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sandy McLelland

Throughout a long and respected music career, Scottish singer songwriter, Sandy McLelland has contributed to the artistic achievements of numerous artists and projects all over the world.  Capable and comfortable across many, diverse, musical styles. Often full and vibrant, sometimes achingly bare and personal, the all acoustic sound of Sandy McLelland unashamedly pays respect to the American country, blues, folk and soul music he absorbed in his early days in Glasgow. Sandy will be promoting his debut album in 2019.

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Wilde Sundays -  Ajay Srivastav + George Wilding + Moonlight Foxes
Aug
18
2:30 PM14:30

Wilde Sundays - Ajay Srivastav + George Wilding + Moonlight Foxes

Ajay Srivastav will be performing at our Wilde Sundays session on 18th August at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell starting at 2.30pm. Ajay is a singer/songwriter whose sound flows from the banks of Delta Blues and Americana to the sacred rivers of Indian folk. Lyrically he mixes the personal with the spiritual, forever bouncing between doubt and faith George Wilding is an excellent Bristol based singer songwriter and Bracknell based duo Moonlight Foxes complete the line up.

Starts 2.30pm, admission £8.00, to book tel 01344 484123

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50th Anniversary of Woodstock - Cream of Hendrix
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

50th Anniversary of Woodstock - Cream of Hendrix

We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with a special performance by The Cream Of Hendrix at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell on Thursday 22nd August 2019, join us for what promises to be a great night. This band oozes the authenticity of musicians well versed in the music of Jimi Hendrix  and Cream. Evoking the spirit of the era, this is a show of the highest quality, that you will not easily forget.

Starts 8pm, Tickets £15.00, £12.00 membs https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

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The Salts
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

The Salts

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their new album ‘ Brave’ is receiving rave reviews across the board and is getting radio plays around the country and abroad. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their new album ‘Brave’ out now and they have recently signed to Braccan Records.

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The Salts
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Blue Touch
Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

Blue Touch

Blue Touch are never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years.

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The Salts
Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Blue Touch
Sep
7
9:30 PM21:30

Blue Touch

Blue Touch are never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years.

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Mark Harrison + support
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Harrison + support

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK.  His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s Pick Of The Week show, have further added to his growing reputation.    ‘ really excellent ... he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them    ’ (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2).

Starts 8pm, tickets £12.00 https://www.oldcourt.org

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Ajay Srivastav
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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Choro Bandido
Sep
14
8:30 PM20:30

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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Wilde Sundays - Antoine & Owena, Phil Cooper & Grand Old Uke of Dork
Sep
15
2:30 PM14:30

Wilde Sundays - Antoine & Owena, Phil Cooper & Grand Old Uke of Dork

A relaxed afternoon of acoustic music featuring the some of the best music around across genres with three acts in total starting at 2.30pm at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell featuring :- Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet.  Phil Cooper is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds.  Join the Grand Old Uke of Dork on a journey through musical madness and together with my recipe of 2 parts original songs, 1 part covers and just a dash of stupidity we can make memories for a lifetime.

 

Starts 2.30pm, tickets £8.00, to book tel 01344 484123

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Ajay Srivastav
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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The Filthy Llamas + Skinny Bob + Helta Skelta
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Filthy Llamas + Skinny Bob + Helta Skelta

We are delighted to announce that Berkshire based five piece band The Filthy Llamas will be returning to The Acoustic Couch to perform an evening of classic rock covers that you all know and love with support from Skinny Bob and local band Helta Skelta.

Starts 8pm, tickets £7.00 in advance £8.00 on the door https://www.wegottickets.com/event/475381

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Spriggan Mist
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Spriggan Mist

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for there uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song..  some of which will be performed as all of us remember..  and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

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Marky Dawson + support Moonlight Foxes
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Marky Dawson + support Moonlight Foxes

At 18, whilst studying at The London College of Music, Marky Dawson started working as a resident musician in bars and clubs. It's here he developed his fast and wild Rock n Roll style piano playing skills along with his ability to interact with an audience. Taking requests and heckles, becoming an experienced showman. He mixes his versions of classics with his own catchy songs and some jokes. You will be entertained with the intimacy of a blues club, the performance of stadium act quality, and the fun of the pub. Remarkyble. Support comes from Bracknell based duo Moonlight Foxes

Starts 8pm, Tickets £10.00, £8.00 membs https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

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The Salts
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Shantell Ogden + Support
Oct
1
8:00 PM20:00

Shantell Ogden + Support

The excellent Shantell Ogden from Nashville, USA will be performing at the Acoustic Couch on Tuesday 24th September. Shantell  has a gift for crafting songs with real conviction and emotion. Her gift, combined with a work ethic gained from growing up on a farm, is paying dividends. Shantell's songs have received airplay on more than 800 country and Americana radio stations internationally, reaching Top 2 chart positions both in the U.S. and Europe. Her songs have also appeared on the CW's TV series Hart of Dixie and in several feature films.

Starts 8pm, tickets £5.00 in advance and £7.00 on the door. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/466707

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Sandy McLelland
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Sandy McLelland

Throughout a long and respected music career, Scottish singer songwriter, Sandy McLelland has contributed to the artistic achievements of numerous artists and projects all over the world. Capable and comfortable across many, diverse, musical styles......‘This music’ represents the culmination of a lifetimes' work.

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The Salts
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman

Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites (commissioned by Pushkin House). Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.

Starts 8pm, tickets £12.00 https://www.oldcourt.org

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Ajay Srivastav
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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The Salts
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their latest album ‘Brave’ is out now on Braccan Records.

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Ghostly Tales - Spriggan Mist
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Ghostly Tales - Spriggan Mist

Spriggan Mist bring the atmosphere of folk gathered around the fire in their local Tavern to the stage with this exciting new show. Bone Chilling songs and stories about witches, highwaymen, evil landlords, hosts and anything else that goes bump in the night. This great live band will assisted skilled bards, dancers and drummers. Are you brave enough for some Ghostly Tales.

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Wilde Sundays - Borders, Tudor Lodge, Amanda & A Man
Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

Wilde Sundays - Borders, Tudor Lodge, Amanda & A Man

A relaxed afternoon of acoustic music featuring the some of the best music around across genres with three acts in total starting at 2.30pm at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell featuring :- Borders who are Faith.S.White on lead vocals and guitar and Callum Granger on Lead guitar and harmony vocals, they play a mix of original folk and Americana songs. Tudor Lodge is a contemporary folk/acoustic band formed originally in the late 60's. Since 1980 it has been a duo consisting of an original member, John Stannard and Lynne Whiteland. Amanda & A Man feature two members of  Berkshire based Folk Trio Bearwoodand will be performing traditional songs as well as contemporary covers.

Starts 2.30pm, tickets £8.00, to book tel 01344 484123

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The R'n'Beatles
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

The R'n'Beatles

We are delighted to announce that The R’n’Beatles will be returning to South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell on Thursday 24th October and this time for the 2nd set they will be performing  The Beatles first LP, which includes I Saw Her Standing There, Please Please Me, Love Me Do & Twist & Shout!

Starts 8pm, tickets £13.00, £11.00 membs https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

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Choro Bandido
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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Rock Monster - Halloween Special
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Rock Monster - Halloween Special

Rock Monster – Halloween Special will be taking place at The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell on Thursday 31st October with live music the “contagiously energetic,” The Final Clause of Tacitus. For fans of Rage Against the Machine and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, but there's no question this is something new and exciting, If you don't know yet, that is hard aggressive rock intertwined with moments of serenity and a heavy sprinkling of funk plus Bracknell based Helta Skelta and one more act to be confirmed.  Dress up as your favourite character from the history of Rock – Alice, Ozzy, Marilyn etc.

 Starts 8pm, tickets £5.00 in advance £7.00 on the door https://www.wegottickets.com/event/469589

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Ghostly Tales - Spriggan Mist
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Ghostly Tales - Spriggan Mist

Spriggan Mist bring the atmosphere of folk gathered around the fire in their local Tavern to the stage with this exciting new show. Bone Chilling songs and stories about witches, highwaymen, evil landlords, hosts and anything else that goes bump in the night. This great live band will assisted skilled bards, dancers and drummers. Are you brave enough for some Ghostly Tales.

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Choro Bandido
Nov
2
8:30 PM20:30

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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Lady Nade + support
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lady Nade + support

Lady Nade celebrates her new album ‘Safe Place’ with cards dealt from the decks of soul, jazz blues, roots and folk-pop, this Bristolian Singer-Songwriter fills your heart with words and melodies likened to a rich fusion of musical greats, bearing velvet tones of Joan Armarading and Nina Simone adding a heady, folk-jazz splash of John Martyn thrown in. Her tender soulful voice will make you feel as if she's an old friend. You'll find yourself transported to places you have never been to, and you will feel nostalgic for times you have never had.Her performances are like a reunion. Share a room with her, and she'll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. You will love her for it, and she will love you back.

Starts 8pm , tickets £6.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door

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The Salts
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Zeppelin Kids
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Zeppelin Kids

The Zeppelin Kids return to The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell on Friday 15th November 2019 performing the music of Led Zeppelin. Performing all the classic Zeppelin numbers from their extensive repertoire from early albums to classic songs.

Starts 8pm, admission £7.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door

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Keith James - The Music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Keith James - The Music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for there uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song..  some of which will be performed as all of us remember..  and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

Starts 8pm, tickets £15.00, £13.00 membs https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

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Blue Touch
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Touch

Blue Touch are never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years.

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The Salts
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

The Salts

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album ‘ She Rises’ has received rave reviews across the board and continues to get radio plays around the country and abroad. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along.

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Wilde Sundays - Palmerston, Marc Woosnam, Andy Prince
Nov
24
2:30 PM14:30

Wilde Sundays - Palmerston, Marc Woosnam, Andy Prince

A relaxed afternoon of acoustic music featuring the some of the best music around across genres with three acts in total starting at 2.30pm at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell featuring live music from excellent five piece band Palmerston performing original songs, Windsor based singer songwriter Marc Woosnam and Andy Prince who performs his own compositions on the Chapman Stick.

 Starts 2.30pm, tickets £8.00, to book tel 01344 484123

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Keith James - The music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Keith James - The music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for there uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song..  some of which will be performed as all of us remember..  and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

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The Salts
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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The Salts
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Choro Bandido
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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Evolution Christmas Party
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Evolution Christmas Party

Evolution have been together for over 5 years. The difference we bring is not only a professional approach, image and musicianship but also a whole lot of fun. Our lead singers Jane and Stacey liven the party from start to finish with superb harmonised vocals and dance moves encouraging audiences to sing and dance along making a memorable night for all.

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	 Spriggan Mist's Yule Feast 2019
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Spriggan Mist's Yule Feast 2019

One of the most popular and hard working bands around no one can really describe the music of Spriggan Mist. Based on old tales, spiritual pathways, dreams and reality they drift from folky floating tunes with guitar and low D whistles to a guitar driven rock song with energy to make you jump. With their love of all things Steam Punk they have a joyous element which brings in to play The Polyphemus Air Ship and of course their amazing dancing Spriggan, Sebastian.

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Heartfakers (Performing the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers )
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Heartfakers (Performing the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers )

In October 2017, the music community lost one of its most iconic songwriters & musicians, Thomas Earl Petty, who, along with his band The Heartbreakers  wrote, recorded & performed some of the most enduring songs of the last 40 years. Heartfakers aim is to keep Tom's music alive, no wigs or look - a-likes, just 5 experienced musicians faithfully recreating these great compositions. 

Starts 8pm, tickets £7.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door https://www.wegottickets.com/event/468208

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GSMC Christmas Party
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

GSMC Christmas Party

GSMC are delighted to announce that Atomic Rapture will be performing the music of Blondie at this year’s GSMC Christmas Party on Friday 20th December at The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell with guests to be announced. With a playlist of popular Blondie tracks spanning the 70’s to the present day Wokingham based six piece tribute Atomic Rapture have been recreating the sound of one of America’s most eclectic and influential bands since 2014.

Starts 8pm, tickets £7.00 https://www.wegottickets.com/event/469588

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The Salts (Unplugged)
Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts (Unplugged)

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional Sea Shanties we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their latest album ‘Brave’ is out now on Braccan Records

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The Salts - Unplugged
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Salts - Unplugged

The Salts will be performing aboard The Golden Hinde ship on Friday 10th January as part of their Unplugged Tour. The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along.

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The Salts (Unplugged)
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts (Unplugged)

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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The Salts - Unplugged & Acoustic Tour
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts - Unplugged & Acoustic Tour

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their latest album ‘Brave’ is out now on Braccan Records.

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Choro Bandido
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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Keith James - The Music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens
Feb
29
8:00 PM20:00

Keith James - The Music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for there uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song..  some of which will be performed as all of us remember..  and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

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The Salts
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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The Salts
Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Salts

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their latest album ‘Brave’ is out now on Braccan Records.

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The Salts - Songs from the Sea
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Salts - Songs from the Sea

The Salts are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love.Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album ‘ She Rises’ received rave reviews across the board and continues to get radio plays around the country and abroad. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along

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Acoustic Cafe Launch Night
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Cafe Launch Night

The Acoustic Cafe returns to South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell on Monday 22nd July with a special launch night featuring live music from popular local band LATE, traditional English & Irish Folk Songs from Frank Lacey, the excellent Helen Wren performing original and covers of well known songs, Paul Player playing folk & blues and slide guitar and singer songwriter Jonathan Molyneux. Taking place in the Coach House, food is available from 7pm until 8pm, live music starts at 7.30pm. Buy a burger and get a free pint or large glass of wine. Please call  on 01344 412633 to book your table for dining.

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Spriggan Mist
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Spriggan Mist

One of the most popular and hard working bands around no one can really describe the music of Spriggan Mist. Based on old tales, spiritual pathways, dreams and reality they drift from folky floating tunes with guitar and low D whistles to a guitar driven rock song with energy to make you jump. With their love of all things Steam Punk they have a joyous element which brings in to play The Polyphemus Air Ship and of course their amazing dancing Spriggan, Sebastian.

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Ajay Srivastav
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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Spriggan Mist
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Spriggan Mist

One of the most popular and hard working bands around no one can really describe the music of Spriggan Mist. Based on old tales, spiritual pathways, dreams and reality they drift from folky floating tunes with guitar and low D whistles to a guitar driven rock song with energy to make you jump. With their love of all things Steam Punk they have a joyous element which brings in to play The Polyphemus Air Ship and of course their amazing dancing Spriggan, Sebastian.

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Ben Waters
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Ben Waters

Ben is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, The Teenagers, Nine Below Zero….and the list keeps growing! Ben will be retiring from live performance at the end of the year, so this is a great opportunity to see one of the world’s best piano players.

Starts 8pm, admission £15.00 , to book tel 01753 743579 or go online https://www.oldcourt.org

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Summer of Love 2019 - Sold Out
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Summer of Love 2019 - Sold Out

Join us on the grounds of South Hill Park on 19th July at 6pmfor celebration of music from 1960’s for the Summer of love 2019 featuring live music from five piece Self Preservation Society, The Apache Kites Rosie Eade & Frank Lacey . Put on your flairs, tie dye shirt and headband as we recreate the Summer of Love.

Starts 6pm,

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Armstrong + Phil Cooper + Toxic Sofa + Marc Woosnam
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Armstrong + Phil Cooper + Toxic Sofa + Marc Woosnam

We have a great line up for The Acoustic Couch on Thursday 18th July including ARMSTRONG are a 3-piece Rock / Indie Rock band from Surrey & Hampshire consisting of; Tom (Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter) Will (Bass/Backing Vocals) & Ollie (Drums). Phil Cooper  who is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds. Bracknell based duo Toxic Sofa and singer songwriter from Windsor Marc Woosnam.

Starts 8pm, tickets £5.00

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Helta Skelta, David Knowles, Andy Prince & Andrew Darlin'
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Helta Skelta, David Knowles, Andy Prince & Andrew Darlin'

We have an eclectic mix of music for our New Music Tuesday at the Acoustic Couch, Bracknell this week which will feature live music from Bracknell based Alternative rock Band Helta Skelta, singer songwriter David Knowles from Windsor, Andy Prince performing on the Chapman Stick &  Andrew Darlin’ performing Country / Americana sings.

Starts 8pm, admission £3.00.

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GSMC Awards Winners Night Part 2
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

GSMC Awards Winners Night Part 2

We are delighted the GSMC Award Winners Night Part 2 will be taking place at The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell on Friday 12th July as part of the Bracknell Forest Arts Festival and will feature performances by Atomic Rapture (tribute to the music of Blondie), Adam & the Gaslights (Rock Week Winners) , Amrit Sond (Best Instrumentalist) and the brilliant Suntrap and local band LATE.

Starts 8pm, tickets £7.00 https://www.wegottickets.com/event/466706

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Sandy McLelland
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Sandy McLelland

Throughout a long and respected music career, Scottish singer songwriter, Sandy McLelland has contributed to the artistic achievements of numerous artists and projects all over the world. Capable and comfortable across many, diverse, musical styles.

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Ajay Srivastav
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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Ajay Srivastav
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ajay Srivastav

Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.

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Spriggan Mist
Jul
6
4:00 PM16:00

Spriggan Mist

One of the most popular and hard working bands around no one can really describe the music of Spriggan Mist. Based on old tales, spiritual pathways, dreams and reality they drift from folky floating tunes with guitar and low D whistles to a guitar driven rock song with energy to make you jump. With their love of all things Steam Punk they have a joyous element which brings in to play The Polyphemus Air Ship and of course their amazing dancing Spriggan, Sebastian.

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Choro Bandido
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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The Salts
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

The Salts

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Great British Folk Festival, Folk in a Weyfest, Field Festival, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their latest album ‘Brave’ is out now on Braccan Records.

https://trewfields.com

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GSMC Award Winners Night
Jul
4
7:45 PM19:45

GSMC Award Winners Night

We have a great line up featuring some of the Winners of this year’s GSMC Music Awards on Thursday 4th July at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre as part of the Bracknell Arts Festival featuring Spriggan Mist, The Voodoo Sheiks, Gemma Dorsett from Eleven: 11, Tomorrow Bird and Tamsin Quin, , tickets on sale soon. Do join us for what promises to be a great night.

Starts 7.45pm To book https://www.southhillpark.org.uk

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Tamsin Quin - Live Radio Session
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Tamsin Quin - Live Radio Session

Tamsin Quin will be performing live and chatting to Russell Hill on his Country Music Show on Express FM on Sunday 30th June from 12.00.Tamsin has always been one to connect closely with her audience. This is part of what makes her live shows so special, and has resulted in a great local following, playing many gigs in Wiltshire and further afield. Already having some big support slots under her belt including The Strawbs, Beans On Toast and She Makes War, it’s no doubt this lady is on her way to greater things."

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Choro Bandido
Jun
29
7:45 PM19:45

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

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Ukulele Festival
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Ukulele Festival

The Ukulele festival returns to The Old Court on Saturday 29th June following the success of last year’s event with a full day of entertainment from 12 noon until 11pm, which includes free live music in the bar all day which includes performance by Matthew Quilliam and the Guatemalan Souffle Patrol plus many more. We will also have a Beginners Ukulele Workshop and a Uke Jam in the afternoon and an evening concert featuring Ukulele Steam Punk Band Dandy Man and the Grand Old Uke of Dork plus many more. 

Starts 12 noon

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Zeppelin Kids
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Zeppelin Kids

We are delighted the Zeppelin Kids will be returning to The Acoustic Couch , Bracknell on 27th June after their great show in December. Performing all the classic Zeppelin numbers from their extensive repertoire from early albums to classic songs.

Starts 8pm, admission £7.00 https://www.wegottickets.com/event/461460

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Choro Bandido
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Choro Bandido

Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro, and other music from Latin America and beyond.

Starts 8pm, admission free

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The Salts - HMV Guildford
Jun
22
1:30 PM13:30

The Salts - HMV Guildford

Exciting news The Salts will be having a meet and great as well as performing at HMV, Guildford on Saturday 22nd June 1.30pm – 3.00pm. The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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The Salts
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Salts

The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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