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Get Punk and Disorderly in Basingstoke Irish Centre on Saturday, April 26

Basingstoke Gazette: Get Punk and Disorderly in Basingstoke Irish Centre on Saturday, April 26

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

The line-up includes Contempt, Geezapunx, Chemical Theatre and Hancock.

American performer Laura Stevenson on the bill for Rockbitch's Saturday gig in Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette: American performer Laura Stevenson on the bill for Rockbitch's Saturday gig in Sanctuary

12:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Hear her, plus Kate Wintle, Jimmy Broomfield, The Toniks, MJ and Embargo.

Rob Hayes returns to The Tea Bar on Friday with superb line-up of acoustic music

Basingstoke Gazette: Rob Hayes returns to Tea Bar on Friday with superb line-up of acoustic music

12:36pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Friday's entertainment also features Mrs Vandebilt, David Capper Music and The Seasons in Shorthand.

National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain to perform in The Anvil on Sunday

Basingstoke Gazette: The National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain to perform in The Anvil on Sunday

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

This hundred-strong orchestra, with no player older than 13, has captivated audiences across the UK.

Skankin Steve's Ska returns to the Railway Club in Basingstoke next month

Basingstoke Gazette: Skankin Steve's Ska returns to the Railway Club in Basingstoke next month

7:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

The music on the night of Saturday, May 3 includes ska, reggae, MOD and Motown.

REVIEW: Basingstoke Choral Society, Croydon Philharmonic Choir and the New London Sinfonia in The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette: Picture by Peter West

11:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

What better place could one be on a chilly April Sunday evening than being warmed with the inspirational music of Verdi and Rossini at our very own Anvil?

Andrew Morris reviews the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's April 5 concert at The Anvil

9:53am Tuesday 8th April 2014

When Ludwig van Beethoven died, in 1827, 20,000 people lined the streets of Vienna to watch his funeral procession pass.

African Children’s Choir to perform two concerts in town this month

Basingstoke Gazette: African Children’s Choir to perform two concerts in town this month

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

These performances are hosted by Basingstoke Community Churches.

FB Pocket Orchestra to perform intimate concert at National Trust's The Vyne on Easter Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette: FB Pocket Orchestra to perform intimate concert at National Trust's The Vyne on Easter Saturday

3:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

They will take their audience back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920s and 1930s and earlier.

Just £2 admission for this Friday's indie rock night in Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette: Just £2 admission for Sanctuary indie rock night

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

The line-up is Blindmans Vision, Freespirit, The Lost Sound and Kilriki.

Neil Duncan reviews Basingstoke's Ill Gotten Gains' visit to the Queens Arms

Basingstoke Gazette: Ill Gotten Gains. Pix by Neil Duncan

10:07am Monday 7th April 2014

The rest of the line-up included Tree House Fire and Tyrannosaurus Alan.

Anvil Arts 2014/15 International Concert Series now on general sale

Basingstoke Gazette: Andreas Ottensamer

7:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Audiences can enjoy a selection of orchestral masterpieces, heard at their best in the acoustics of The Anvil.

Winners of Best Duo at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards play Basingstoke in May

Basingstoke Gazette: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Phillip is one of the UK’s top slide guitarists and harmonica players whilst Hannah a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist writing mainly on fiddle, viola and banjo.

Over 35 bands already booked for Silkfest 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Over 35 bands already booked for Silkfest 2014

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

This local music festival was founded by local man Jon Lovegrove in 2005 with a single day event headlined by Captain Everything and FireApple Red.

Treat yourself to some Acoustic Soup at the White Hart this weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: Treat yourself to some Acoustic Soup at the White Hart this weekend

10:02am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Performing on Sunday are King Canute, Martin King, Melissa Saunders, Steel Strung City and Carl Fryer.

Five amazing bands will provide music to mosh to in Sanctuary on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette: Five amazing bands will provide music to mosh to in Sanctuary on Saturday

9:56am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Admission to see Scarcity, Confessions of A Traitor, Wisefool, Icons and One Last Thrill is just £3.

Head to Sanctuary on Friday night for Dirty Bear's birthday bash

Basingstoke Gazette: Head to Sanctuary on Friday night for Dirty Bear's birthday bash

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Jon Rockbitch explains: "As some of you may know, Si hasn't been too well lately. So we will be filming the show so he can experience it all with us."

Hannah Williams reviews the recent Mayor's Spring Concert in The Anvil

2:48pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Throughout the evening we were treated to music, song and dance from around the world and all of it performed by schools and organisations from Basingstoke and Deane.

Stokie Fest is back for 2014! Savour 12 hours of live music at The Camrose on May 4

Basingstoke Gazette: Stokie Fest is back for 2014! Savour 12 hours of live music at The Camrose on May 4

12:29pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Headlining are acclaimed tribute band Hats Off to Led Zeppelin.

Four cracking bands on the Rockbitch Suckerpunch line-up for Sanctuary this week

Basingstoke Gazette: November 28 Suckerpunch line-up for Sanctuary

11:53am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Those performing in the London Street venue on Thursday include Mercutio, The Venus Lyx and Unbeliever.

Paloma Faith's new UK tour includes Reading date

Basingstoke Gazette: Paloma Faith's new UK tour includes Reading date

11:44am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy to bring his acclaimed concert series BACH Plus to Basingstoke in July

Basingstoke Gazette: Violinist Nigel Kennedy to bring his acclaimed concert series BACH Plus to Basingstoke in July

7:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

He'll perform a typically maverick musical programme celebrating the music of Bach as well as other brilliant composers that have influenced him in The Anvil on Wednesday, July 9 at 7.30pm.

Neil Duncan reviews a brilliant White Hart birthday gig featuring Basingstoke's Karrion

Basingstoke Gazette: Karrion by Neil Duncan

11:15am Monday 31st March 2014

ANOTHER birthday gig, my favourite type of musical event. So birthday wishes to Aaron for this one.

REVIEW: Mandela in Mind, The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Mandela in Mind, The Anvil

1:52pm Friday 28th March 2014

This was a musical collaboration between Anvil Arts, Testbourne Community School and North Waltham, Overton and Whitchurch primary schools.

Basel Symphony Orchestra to bring its Minimalist masterworks to The Anvil next month

Basingstoke Gazette: Dennis Russell Davies credit Benno Hunziker

8:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

The concert gives a rare chance to hear a live performance of John Adam’s spectacular Harmonielehre.

Paul Dennis, Fairfolk and Stripped Chevy on the bill for The Bounty on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette: Paul Dennis, Fairfolk and Stripped Chevy on the bill for The Bounty on Saturday

1:38pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

In this set, Paul Dennis will switch between piano and guitar to deliver a collection of original tunes in their unplugged form.

Neil Duncan reviews a monster all-day Sanctuary show featuring Basingstoke's Ageless Oblivion

Basingstoke Gazette: Ageless Oblivion. All pictures by Neil Duncan

11:50am Wednesday 26th March 2014

IN spite of not getting in until two in the morning and feeling seriously wrecked and dangerously old, less than 12 hours later I found myself at Sanctuary for a real monster of a show.

Local drummer Kurt Phillips to join Hollies singer Peter Howarth at a forthcoming performance in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Kurt Phillips

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

He’ll guest with Peter Howarth, who is currently the lead singer of the Hollies, when Peter performs his unplugged gig in The Forge at The Anvil on April 4.

Kingsclere Singers to present two nights of music celebrating courage at the weekend

5:06pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Expect to hear favourites such as Amazing Grace, Michael Row The Boat, and the Gospel Medley (Swing Low, Sweet Chariot) alongside traditional African arrangements such as Babethandaza and the unforgettable South African national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.

Alan Titchmarsh to compere forthcoming Hart Male Voice Choir event

Basingstoke Gazette: Hart Male Voice Choir

12:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Basingstoke Ladies' Choir will also perform at the event.

Neil Duncan reviews The Sex Pistols Experience, Ed Tudor-Pole and Geezapunx in Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette: The Sex Pistols Experience. All pix by Neil Duncan

8:49am Tuesday 25th March 2014

The venue was already pretty full by the time the local lads Geezapunx took to the stage with their ever so slightly more contemporary take on what they had gotten up to as teenagers.

Wayne Fontana forced to pull out of The Solid Silver 60s Tour 2014 due to ill health

Basingstoke Gazette: Wayne Fontana forced to pull out of The Solid Silver 60s Tour 2014 due to ill health

7:41am Tuesday 25th March 2014

The show is coming to The Anvil on Wednesday, April 9 at 7.45pm.

National Choir of the Year heat to take place in The Anvil in April

7:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Twenty-two talented singing groups will be performing classical and contemporary choral music, pop arrangements and songs from around the world in an action-packed day.

Opera and Ballet International to present Verdi’s Nabucco at The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette: Nabucco

7:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

See the production on Tuesday, April 22 at 7.30pm.

Interactive family concert featuring Ed Vere’s Mr Big to take place at The Hexagon

Basingstoke Gazette: Mr Big. Credit: Ed Vere.

7:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

Mr Big is a lonely gorilla whose scary appearance puts off potential friends, until he finds his musical talent.

Line-up for Rob Hayes' Saturday night Tea Bar ensemble

2:38pm Friday 21st March 2014

Hear Rachael Hack, King of Clowns, Martin King, Melissa Currey, Sam Sugarman Lay and Darren Oliver-Jones.

Karrion, Bitter Divide, Freeway Mad and Vine Messiah on bill for Sanctuary on Saturday

2:28pm Friday 21st March 2014

Lozza runs through the line-up in this preview.

Rubettes frontman Alan Williams to perform in Central Studio in April

Basingstoke Gazette: Alan Williams

11:02am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Having sold over 30 million records, he has a wealth of material to call upon together with many an anecdote to impart.

Neil Duncan reviews an all-day gig - featuring Basingstoke's The Harry Macintosh Project - in Salisbury's Malmsbury Arms on March 16

Basingstoke Gazette: The Harry Macintosh Project. All pix by Neil Duncan

7:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

NOW I am not the greatest fan of 'all-dayers' but the line-up of this one was just too good and included a Basingstoke band.

Basingstoke Male Voice Choir celebrates 50th anniversary this month

Basingstoke Gazette: The picure of the first rehearsal from The Gazette article, January 1987

3:30pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

ARTHUR Attwood wrote in The Gazette in January 1987 that “the town has never seen anything before quite like [Basingstoke Male Voice Choir] the band of singers who carried the name of Basingstoke to distant places.”      

Croydon Philharmonic Choir and distinguished soloists to join Basingstoke Choral Society for their next performance

Basingstoke Gazette: Heather Shipp

2:21pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Joined by the New London Sinfonia and conducted by David Gibson in The Anvil on Sunday, April 6 at 7pm, they’ll perform Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Stabat Mater and Verdi’s Te Deum.

Rockbitch present John Coffey in Sanctuary on Thursday

Basingstoke Gazette: Rockbitch present John Coffey in Sanctuary on Thursday

12:43pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Support comes from Firestate.

Neil Duncan reviews Wreck, Nathan Detroit, Dead Kansas, Calvinball and Arms Aloft in Sanctuary on March 15

Basingstoke Gazette: Arms Aloft. All pix by Neil Duncan

10:19am Tuesday 18th March 2014

WITH a couple of interesting names on the line-up, this was the must-see show for me and curiously it was the unknown opening band who had me the most gobsmacked.

Arms Aloft, Calvinball, Nathan Detroit and Dead Kansas on the bill for Sanctuary on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette: Arms Aloft, Calvinball, Nathan Detroit and Dead Kansas on the bill for Sanctuary on Saturday

10:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

£5 OTD. 7.30pm doors. 18+. Clubnight afterwards.

Four band line-up for White Hart on Saturday includes Our Nameless Boy, In Darklight and Nancy Johnson

Basingstoke Gazette: Four band line-up for White Hart on Saturday includes Our Nameless Boy, In Darklight and Nancy Johnson

7:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

Promoter Loz said: "One on tour, two signed bands and local hero Sam - it's a good one this!"

The Effect and Chasing Cadence to tear up Sanctuary on Friday night as part of their UK tour

Basingstoke Gazette: The Effect and Chasing Cadence to tear up Sanctuary on Friday night as part of their UK tour

7:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Also performing are Ignite the Night, STUPiD and We Come First.

Rockbitch present A Tale of Two Cities, Aurora, Gone By Tomorrow, Sceptra and Until Thunder in Sanctuary tomorrow night

Basingstoke Gazette: Rockbitch present A Tale of Two Cities, Aurora, Gone By Tomorrow, Sceptra and Until Thunder in Sanctuary tomorrow night

2:25pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A Tale of Two Cities are a five piece rock band from south west England, combining melodic, atmospheric and catchy rhythms with meaningful vocal melodies.

OAE to feature fascinating 'extinct' instrument in its March 21 Anvil concert

Basingstoke Gazette: Sigiswald Kuijken. Credit: Annemie Augustijns

11:26am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A rare concerto will feature the violoncello da spalla, a piece which lay forgotten until as recently as 2004.

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir and Hart Male Voice Choir to team up for joint concert

Basingstoke Gazette: Hart Male Voice Choir

10:58am Monday 10th March 2014

Join them on Saturday, April 5, in All Saints Church, Fairfields, when they will be conducted by Dai Ogborn and Margaret Brackenborough.

Dub ska and reggae night to take place in the Mousetrap Bar on March 15

Basingstoke Gazette: Dub ska and reggae night to take place in the Mousetrap Bar on March 15

9:39pm Saturday 8th March 2014

ENJOY a free night of dub, ska, and reggae in the Mousetrap this month. 






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