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October 31, 2012 Leave a comment
Advertised as a ‘jam with a difference’ Marmalade at the New Vic in Basford proved to be exactly ‘as it says on the tin’ or jar in this case. The concept is musicians from all sorts of backgrounds producing a sound that is both original and 100% Stoke.
On my visit their was an upright piano, didgeridoo, a plethora of assorted drums and percussion instruments, violinist, acoustic guitars, saxophone, mouth organ, vocalists (including singing, spoken word and rapping) and a big screen pumping out various images to both induce and inspire the musical creations.
It most certainly was like nothing I have ever been to before and I was soon welcomed in and urged to pick up an instrument and ‘have a go’ Being a bit of a novice and of a nervous disposition musically I decided on shakers (because they looked the easiest) and they were the closest.
The group was very welcoming and best of all FREE to take part.
The group runs every Monday from 7:30 until 10 pm at the rear of the New Vic Theatre
Contact email@example.com for more details
November 27, 2011 Leave a comment
That’s right mo brothers and mo sistas, the time is nearly upon us, and that face fuzz is preparing to make a date with the razor. Movember comes to an end in just a few days so what better way to celebrate than with ‘Last Of The Mostaches.’
November 15, 2011 1 Comment
In case you didn’t already know, this month is dedicated to facial hair, all in the name of changing the face of men’s health and raising money for some very important charities!
The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember, which challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache.
Stoke Gigs has decided to join the cause and aim to raise as much money as possible. If you want to join the Stoke Gigs Mo-Team and help us raise money, or just donate, click here or the Movember logo.
October 23, 2011 1 Comment
In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out.
His latest tour Sometimes Even The Devil Tells The Truth, supported by special guest, Steve Hughes, comes to The Victoria Hall, Stoke on Wednesday 26th October.
October 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Award-winning comedian Dave Spikey continues his critically acclaimed ‘Words Don’t Come Easy’ stand-up tour this Autumn with 22 new dates, which stops off at the Victoria Hall in Stoke on Friday 18th November. Of course anyone who has seen one of Dave’s live shows, or read his best-selling autobiography Under The Microscope, will know that words come very easily to the hugely popular comedian.
October 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Following a record breaking West End season at the Garrick Theatre where it was nominated for Best New West End Musical 2010 by What’s On Stage, TV’s newest Eastender star, David Essex, stars in his own musical set in a world of an authentic East End funfair to The Regent Theatre.
October 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Since its conception in early 2010, Stoke Gigs has come a long way. We can proudly boast that we are now one of the biggest local music sites in Stoke! We’ve taken part in the Guardian Student Media Awards 2 years running, been involved in local music competitions as well as the UKs biggest music festival, Oxjam, and even hosted our own club nights.
We have forged strong links with local venues and artists, but it’s simply not enough! We’re now looking to expand even further, but we need your help!
October 14, 2011 1 Comment
After what seems like an eternity away, Stoke Gigs is back, and we’re going to be very busy! We’re doing a bit of a overhaul on our content pages and want to feature even more music and news. If you want to get in touch click here, but if you just want to see what’s coming up this week in music then read on.
This evening Dead Radio Society play The Rigger in Newcastle to promote the release of their new Plan Z ep. The gig is free entry with live music all night, finished off by the Plan Z stage show. Support comes from John Macleod, music starts at 7:30pm.