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Neil Duncan reviews a "proper rock night out" at Basingstoke's Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BACK in Basingstoke for a Friday show and a very promising one it looked too, with a mix of bands I know and like, plus some new ones to check out.

David Bowden-Smith reports on Hart Male Voice Choir's recent trip to Portugal

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:33pm Monday 29th September 2014

The tour, planned in response to invitations from local music groups in eastern Portugal, was organised by a Portuguese-speaking choir member with strong links in thae region.

Neil Duncan reviews a recent Face Bar gig featuring Basingstoke band Take Warning

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:36am Monday 29th September 2014

I KNOW it was a school night, but sometimes you have just got to hoof yourself out of that arm chair and mix with some real people.

World’s leading brass ensemble Mnozil Brass returns to The Anvil on October 11

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

They are currently one of the most famous music ensembles in the world with some of their Youtube videos attracting over one million viewers.

Don't miss the final night of live local music at The Rising Sun on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:43pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Rising Sun (previously The Way Inn) has reopened under new management.

Queen tribute band Killer Queen come to Basingstoke next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

KILLER Queen bring their show to The Anvil for the first time on Friday, October 3 at 7.45pm.

Chas and Dave arrive at The Anvil on Friday

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:47am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The pair began writing and performing songs together in 1972, having been friends since the early sixties.

Epic night in store for Sanctuary on Friday all thanks to Shani Saunders and That Vibe

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The fantastic line-up is headlined by The Black Bullets and also includes Bandits UK, Laikas Flight, Dreadzy and The Cottonettes.

Viva Santana's Latin rock explosion hits The Haymarket on October 4

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Created by inspirational Spanish guitarist Marcos Rodriguez, the Viva Santana family consists of talented, dedicated, professional musicians who fully immerse themselves to recreate the moods, sounds and atmosphere of Santana's music with passion, heart, soul and amazing accuracy.

Neil Duncan reviews the recent The Harley's Brave Heart charity gig in Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

AT the end of the day, the DIY music fraternity are a pretty generous lot - as demonstrated by this show which was run on behalf of the Picu and Ocean ward in Southampton for heart diseases in children.

Donation entry to live Sanctuary music night ft Alt Track, Jet Pack Invicta, Pushing Daisies and more

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THERE'S another terrific bill of live music in store on Saturday night in Sanctuary. 

ABB (former Average Blues Band) play Central Studio gig on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Formerly known as The Average Blues Band, they have been together for 25 years, and are not to be confused with a number of other bands with the same name – ABB are the originals.

Crooked Little Sons tour calls into Basingstoke's Sanctuary this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:34am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Formed in September 2012, this four-piece punk 'n' roll band are for fans of The Hives, The Jim Jones Revue, Slaves and The Computers.

The Peacocks to headline live music Rockbitch night in Sanctuary on Wednesday

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

Support is TBC.

Second Sunday returns to The New Inn tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

This is a family friendly event which takes place inside or outside the pub (depending on the weather).

Enjoy live music in The Rising Sun on Saturday nights, starting tonight

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

For three Saturdays in September, they are having a live music night so pop in, enjoy this lovely pub and have a listen to some great entertainment.

Live acoustic music comes to The Tea Bar tonight

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:43pm Friday 12th September 2014

ROB Hayes hosts another session of live acoustic music tonight in London Street's Tea Bar from 8.30pm.  

Join the ABBA party at an October night out in The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:08am Friday 12th September 2014

DON'T miss Abba Party Night at The Anvil next month. 

Part 2 of Neil Duncan's report on Rockbitch's all-conquering 2-day 10th birthday party

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:48am Wednesday 10th September 2014

I SURVIVED the Saturday (just), but with all my chores I missed the first band on Sunday, which was annoying.

NEIL DUNCAN heads to Sanctuary to attend one of the celebratory music nights marking ten years of Basingstoke's ROCKBITCH

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WOW – has it really been ten years since Jon put on the first Rockbitch show?

Celebrate 10 years of Basingstoke's Rockbitch Promotions with amazing weekend of live music

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

The Rockbitch team explain: "What started as a one off show to help out some mates has somehow managed to span an entire decade. So what better way to celebrate than to do a weekender."

Neil Duncan reviews Basingstoke band Stup!d's 15th birthday gig in Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:32pm Thursday 4th September 2014

WHAT a super line-up for Basingstoke band Stupid’s 15th birthday show.

Death metal outfit Nexilva to headline live music night in Sanctuary on Friday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

The line-up for the night also includes Carcer City, Octavius, Kraken and Rise of Rome.

REVIEW: Hart MVC and RAF Odiham Military Wives Choir, All Saints Church, Odiham

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:15am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

IT was almost standing room only for this concert in support of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Philip Wilson reviews the appearance of the Sussex Jazz Kings for Basingstoke Lions' Variety for Charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:26am Monday 1st September 2014

THIS band made a lot of people very happy by playing the blues – The Tin Roof Blues, The Burgundy Street Blues, St James Infirmary Blues and a host of others.

Rod Garfield Band to return to Basingstoke Blues Club by popular demand

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

The band played for BBC on August 1 and, as the show was so popular, Rod and the band are coming back to the Moose Centre on Friday, September 5.

Swing with Steve Conway at The Tea Bar tonight

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

He'll be performing all of the classics from the golden era - "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"!

Amazing line-up planned for 15th birthday of Basingstoke band STUPiD

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Join them - and their guests All Action Hero, The Fail, Sweet Jonny, The WonderBeers and King of Clowns - in Sanctuary tomorrow, Friday, August 29, from 7.45pm.

Local musician Darren Rampton releases debut EP Just in Time

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:34pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Recorded and produced this summer at Basingstoke's Central Studio, the five-track album is best described as pop with an eclectic mix of funk, rock and country.

Neil Duncan reviews the recent Punk 'N' Disorderly gig at Basingstoke Irish Centre

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Punk'n'Disorderly crew opted for a midweek slot this time to fit in with a touring band, so it would be interesting to see how it compared.

Punk N Disorderly returns to Basingstoke Irish Centre tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:42pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ON the bill for Wednesday, August 20 are four local bands - Legends in Japan, Ill Gotten Gains, The Fail and Geezapunx.  

Neil Duncan reviews Worthwhile's tour date in Sanctuary

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NOT long back from a very enjoyable (and hot, sunny) holiday - but having serious gig withdrawal symptoms, I had so much gratitude to the Rockbitch crew for not merely putting on a gig, but for putting on a really excellent one.

Worthwhile tour to call in at Sanctuary on Wednesday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Headliners Worthwhile are a US band signed to InVogue Records and their European summer tour 2014 includes this August 13 Basingstoke appearance.

'68 to headline Basingstoke's Sanctuary on Friday, August 15

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Support comes from In Archives, Artemis, Black Art and This Is Shark Country.

Live at the Movies! comes to Basingstoke's Tea Bar on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

On Saturday, August 16, enjoy an evening of original music and songs from the movies, performed by local singers and musicians including Mike Page, Jason Gregory, Sam Lay, Paul McCormick, Darren Oliver-Jones, Martin King, Melissa Currey, Rachael Hack, Alisha Fowler and Holly Reedman.

Trio of November Anvil events will celebrate "epoch-defining" music of composer Philip Glass

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Now in his eighth decade, Glass continues to be one of the world’s greatest composers.

Press to Meco and FOES headline live music Rockbitch night in Sanctuary tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:32pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Support comes from Faux ad Glum.

Highclere Castle's Battle Proms 2014 concert raises £7,755 - and counting - for Combat Stress

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:59am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A CROWD of over 9,500 invaded Highclere Castle for the 14th annual Battle Proms open air picnic concert on Saturday night, enjoying a choreographed Spitfire display to the dramatic Jupiter by Holst performed by the New English Concert Orchestra and conducted by Douglas Coombes.

Acclaimed group the Backbone Blues Band to play Basingstoke this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

With their fifth annual tour of the States looming in October, the band are spending summer in England playing numerous gigs, including one at The Rhu Bar, London Street, on August 17.

August's line-up of free Ruby Tuesday music in Basingstoke's Rhu Bar

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:41pm Monday 4th August 2014

Performers this month include Rob Hayes, Sugarman Sam, David Capper and Bruce Neil.

Acoustic Soup returns to London Road's White Hart on August 3

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Performing this month are a variety of well-known local acts including We Deny, B-Yellow, Scott Freeman and Mike Page.

Rob Hayes returns to The Tea Bar on Saturday with the Dames Nuit

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Those performing include Ellie Somma-Mullins, Robyn Leate and Kate Aherne.

Tickets now on sale for Valentine Curtis Stigers Camberley gig

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The multi-platinum selling singer, saxophonist and songwriter will performing live music from his romantic new swing album Hooray For Love.

Local promoter Shani Saunders brings four awesome bands to Sanctuary on Friday, August 1

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:55pm Monday 28th July 2014

The line-up includes Zenthetix, Imicus and Evyltyde.

Local blues legend Rod Garfield to perform acoustic gig in Kempshott on Tuesday

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

He'll be joined by some friends for this fantastic free evening of live music on Tuesday, July 29.

Anvil Arts associate artists the Brodowski Quartet take During the Seasons tour to some of the area’s junior schools

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

This interactive exploration of Vivaldi's Four Seasons focused on storytelling in music while learning musical vocabulary through musical games.

Sussex Jazz Kings are the stars of the next Basingstoke Lions concert

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:08pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Sussex Jazz Kings are led by Dave Stradwick, the well known player of hot, traditional, jazz trumpet and they’ll come to QMC hall on Saturday, August 30 at 7.30pm for 8pm.

Rod Garfield Blues Band to return to Basingstoke Blues Club on August 1

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

This Moose Centre gig hails the return of the man himself, former founder member of Basingstoke Blues Club, Mr Rod Garfield, joined by his amazing band.

Sanctuary to host visiting bands Mary Fields and Filth In My Garage on Friday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Entry is just £4 OTD.

Annual Summer Garden opera season at West Green House, near Hook, begins on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Performances take place in the iconic gardens, designed and maintained by Marylyn Abbott, who has run the festival since 1993.






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