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Wear red to support the RAF in Concert at The Anvil next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

As the RAF’s top musicians arrive in town, the team behind the concerts is inviting audience members to join in with this year’s theme, celebrating the 50th anniversary display season of the RAF Red Arrows.

Friday night acoustic session returns to The Tea Bar this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The line-up includes Yasmin Corrigan, Jason Gregory and Lisandra Macedo.

Hook Choral Society to perform autumn and Christmas concerts in St John's Church

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Their autumn concert takes place on November 15 in St. John’s Church, Hook and the programme on the night will include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Bach’s Coffee Cantata.

Popular Eva Cassidy tribute show Songbird to return to Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

This fantastic concert performance stars Sarah-Jane Buckley.

Basingstoke Silver Band to present Saturday Night at the Movies 2

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2:46pm Saturday 11th October 2014

HOLLYWOOD comes to Hook on Saturday, October 25 when Basingstoke Silver Band presents the long awaited concert sequel Saturday Night At The Movies 2.

10cc make a welcome return to The Anvil this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

With eleven Top 10 hits, including three No 1s – Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday – it’s no surprise the band has sold 15 million albums in the UK alone.

Scarlet Soho headline Sanctuary bill tomorrow night

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Support comes from RedHead, Glum, A Gentleman's Film and Alaskan Pipeline.

Bootleg Shadows to visit The Haymarket on October 24

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

In the company of Geoff, Keith, Tony, Tim and Binks, the audience is taken on a tour of the Shadows’ career, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember.

Rockbitch presents a five band line-up for just £4 in London Street's Sanctuary on Friday

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:49am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The line-up includes Dirty White Fever, Death Rattles, Glow in the Dark Shark, Wreck and Seers.

Blues legend JOHN MAYALL tells local musician RAZ RAZZLE about his return to Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:32am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Mayall was born in Macclesfield and grew up in Bramall in Greater Manchester. He put together the first of his bands, the Bluesbreakers in 1963 and went on to become the ‘Godfather of British Blues’.

Versus Ursus to lead Rockbitch line-up for Thursday's Sanctuary gig

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:22pm Monday 6th October 2014

Admission costs just £2 on the door for a five band line-up.

Gerry Marsden forced to withdraw from Sixties Gold tour, which calls in at Basingstoke's Anvil on October 15

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:06am Friday 3rd October 2014

Spencer Davis is to replace Gerry.

Rock's on the bill for Sanctuary on Friday courtesy of Voodoo Vegas and co

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The line-up also includes Sugarman Sam and the Voodoomen, Tapestry and Belladonnas.

REVIEW: The Pistols, The Academy, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

IT was time for a little bit of good old-fashioned nostalgia and some shameless wallowing in the halcyon days of the birth of punk.

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.

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