Review: The Roaring Fork Quartet at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

Gazette Series: Roaring Fork

12:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Roaring Fork Quintet opened a concert at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Tuesday evening with five Ancient Hungarian Dances by Ferenc Farkas.

UK's Lowest get ready to Rise up and conquer with biggest names in Punk

Gazette Series: UK's Lowest are playing at the Rise-up-Rise event in Bristol this May

11:22am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THREE talented young musicians from Thornbury are hoping that a gig with some of the biggest names in punk will give them the boost in the music industry they have been waiting for.

Interview: Tony Hadley talks to the Gazette about returning to Bristol in 2014

Gazette Series: Tony Hadley (5236614)

11:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

TONY Hadley can’t keep away from Bristol this year, returning to The Colston Hall in October after a slot at the “Let’s Rock Bristol” festival in June.

Culture Club legend Boy George to play Bristol this weekend

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12:18pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

FOLLOWING the huge success of his recent sold out tour and album This Is What I Do, Boy George is back on the road with a new UK tour, stopping of at Bristol's O2 Academy on Saturday, April 5.

Review: ESPAÑA ¡OLÉ! – An evening of Spanish Music and Dance at Horsley

Gazette Series: Suspiro Flamenco (5051690)

9:37am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DESPITE the road being closed between Nailsworth and Horsley, a capacity audience turned out to enjoy an exciting evening of Spanish music and dance entitled España ¡Olé! at the 3-in-1 space at St Martins Church, Horsley. The evening was brilliantly organised by Liz Johnson of The Cappella Singers, and featured The Cappella Singers, together with Sally Jenkins, harp, and Stroud’s own popular flamenco group, Suspiro Flamenco. The high demand for tickets meant that it was sold out a week before the event, but by some rearrangement of seating and tables, those on a waiting list for tickets were able to be accommodated.

King of the Jungle Kian Egan returns to the Forest

Gazette Series: Kian Egan

2:46pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

BOYZONE have announced Kian Egan, former member of the multimillion selling band Westlife, as very special guest on their Forest Live date at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.

Glen will 'squeeze' in an acoustic set at The Prince Albert, Stroud

Gazette Series: Glenn Tilbrook

2:02pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

IT's been a busy couple of years for Glenn Tilbrook, although he is managing to 'squeeze' another totally stripped down solo acoustic show at The Prince Albert, Rodborough, this May.

Argentina's world renowned tango singer Martin Alvarado comes to Sheepscombe

Gazette Series: Martin Alvarado (5029022)

1:56pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ARGENTINA's world renowned tango singer Martin Alvarado is coming to Sheepscome this Spring, as part of Gloucestershire Air in G rural touring programme.

Big names in folk flock to Bristol for Festival

Gazette Series: Spiers and Boden

1:10pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

BRISTOL Folk Festival reaffirms its place in the UK festival calendar, when it returns to the city over the May Bank Holiday, on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May this year.

Lloyd Cole is sure to cause a commotion in Stroud

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11:57am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE legendary Lloyd Cole is coming to Stroud as part of what could be his last ever UK tour.

Rebecca Ferguson to perform at Westonbirt

Gazette Series: Rebecca Ferguson is performing at Westonbirt Arboretum

10:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

REBECCA Ferguson is the final headline act announced for this summer’s Forest Live series of concerts, taking place at Westonbairt Arboretum this summer.

An evening of jollity at Coaley Village Hall

Gazette Series: (5015026)

9:53am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CAPACITY crowd packed the village hall at Coaley on the evening of Saturday, March 22 to attend a Gilbert and Sullivan evening, the latest production offered by the Cotswold Chorus. Resplendent in their new livery, this was their Spring Supper Concert, so not only was there a musical feast for Gilbert and Sullivan fans (both new and old) but an ample buffet that had been provided by members of the choir, the price being included in the ticket admission cost.

Jack Savoretti plays Bristol Thekla

Gazette Series: Jack Savoretti (4889099)

1:39pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

WHETHER touring with his band across the UK and Europe, supporting artists the likes of Jake Bugg, releasing new material or writing for others, Jack Savoretti’s output is relentless.

The Levellers announced as final headliners for Wychwood Festival

Gazette Series: The Levellers

1:24pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The Levellers are today announced as the final headliner for Saturday night's Wychwood Festival 2014, joining Sir Bob Geldof with The Boomtown Rats and The Stranglers for an exceptional three-day programme. Additional acts announced for the Cheltenham Racecourse event includes inspirational and hugely popular CBeebies children’s entertainer Justin Fletcher, talented singer-songwriter King Charles, Madness saxophonist Lee Thompson and his Ska Orchestra, Newton Faulkner and many more.

You Me at Six are back in Britain to entertain with 'Cavalier Youth'

Gazette Series: You Me at Six

12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

BRITISH rockers You Me at Six are riding high on a wave of popularity at the moment, having just finished a headline tour in Europe before returning home for the British leg of their tour next week.

Review: Chipping Sodbury Music Society's March concert, 'Virtuoso Viola'

10:05am Wednesday 26th March 2014

AS promised, Chipping Sodbury Music Society enjoyed more viola in the March concert.

Head to Kingshill House for night of American roots music with Appalachia

10:46am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A FEEL-GOOD night of American roots music is on offer at Kingshill House, Dursley, on Saturday 5 April when Appalachia entertain.

Star tenor Wynne Evans joins DMVC for charity concert in Bristol

Gazette Series: Dursley Male Voice Choir (4683054)

12:33pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

FOLLOWING the huge success of the concert a year ago with Wynne Evans at Cheltenham Town Hall in aid of the local charity ‘Hope for Tomorrow’, the choir will shortly perform again locally with Wynne on the 5th April 2014 at the Victoria Rooms in Bristol. Once more a great local cause will be supported - the R.N.L.I.

Dursley Male Voice Choir and Xtreme Children’s Choir

Gazette Series: Voices Xtreme and DMVC

1:21pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

THERE was standing room only in St Mary’s Church, Almondsbury for a joint concert between Dursley Male Voice Choir and Voices Xtreme, the community children’s choir in Almondsbury, on Saturday, March 8.

The Pretty Reckless bring joy to Fall Out Boy fans

Gazette Series: Taylor Momsen

2:45pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

IT’S always a bonus when you get a great support act at a concert, but the announcement that The Pretty Reckless were to support Fall Out Boy at their Arena gig in Cardiff was just the icing on the cake for the thousands of Gloucestershire fans who made the journey across the Severn on Saturday night.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE songwriter Coppin launches album at Nailsworth Town Hall

Gazette Series: Johnny Coppin (4681155)

12:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE singer/songwriter Johnny Coppin will present a special concert to launch his new CD 'Borderland' at Nailsworth Town Hall on Saturday, March 29, along with special guests Mick Dolan (guitars) and John Neilson (accordion).

Aussie Floyd set the controls for a great gig in Bristol

Gazette Series: The Australian Pink Floyd Show

9:53am Friday 14th March 2014

THE Australian Pink Floyd Show have such a strong following in their own right it's hard to believe they are a tribute band, as was proved by their performance in Bristol last night.

Gifted and gorgeous, barbershop boys The Overtones bring a party to the Colston Hall

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1:01pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

FIVE lovely lads who all happen to be as cute as they are exceedingly good singers – there’s not a lot more Bristol’s Colston Hall audience could have wanted for on Tuesday night.


2:09pm Monday 10th March 2014

ON Saturday, March 22, Under the Edge Arts is hosting one of the finest banjo players in the UK.

Bands get ready to Hit the Deck!

Gazette Series: Brand New (4487034)

12:04pm Monday 10th March 2014

HIT The Deck are pleased to announce the latest additions to this years lineup.

Dexters bring raw energy to the Bristol stage

Gazette Series: Dexters (4485527)

11:46am Monday 10th March 2014

LONDON 5-piece, Dexters, are going to take their live shows back on the road to promote their debut album and are stopping off at Bristol's Louisiana on March 20.

BBC Folk award nominees O'Hooley and Tidow to play Bristol's Folk House

Gazette Series: O'Hooley and Tidow (4481129)

10:37am Monday 10th March 2014

SINCE the 2012 release of their second album 'The Fragile', Yorkshire duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have become a must-see act for their stunning and delightfully unconventional emotionally charged performances.

Robert Flack to Headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Gazette Series: Roberta Flack (4477555)

9:44am Monday 10th March 2014

ROBERTA Flack will headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend, joining an already stellar line-up that includes Jamie Cullum, Laura, Mvula and Robert Cray.

Review: Wotton Concert Series - Death and the Maiden, February 22, 2014

Gazette Series: Ben Hoffnung (4407926)

11:14am Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE title of the concert could have given the wrong impression as to its content. Stepping away from the usual orchestral fireworks one has come to expect from Ben Hoffnung the programme consisted of entirely string music of an emotional and dramatic nature. The performers on this occasion were the Bristol Ensemble well known contributors to both the Concert Series and Wotton Festival. The concert opened with Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a set of variations on the folk song of that name, also arranged by the composer as the hymn tune Kingsfold. The warmth of the string tone was immediately apparent in the opening statement of the theme whilst the middle variations produced some ethereal solo violin sonority. Unison passages were crisp and clear whilst the lower strings produced a strident movement in the finale. The difficult harp obligati were particularly effective if occasionally lacking precision in ensemble.

Set the Controls for the ultimate Pink Floyd experience

10:40am Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE Australian Pink Floyd Show are bringing their 2014 "Set The Controls?" European Tour to Bristol's Colston Hall next Thursday, March 13.

The Heavy and Turin Brakes announced as Nibley Festival headliners

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? effect: Redscale (50%) (4376183)

10:32am Wednesday 5th March 2014

TICKETS for this year's Nibley Music Festival, which takes place July 5, go on sale March 22nd at 9am The time of day is critical, as last year all the tickets sold out in just 42 minutes.

The story of one of the greatest duets of all time live on stage

Gazette Series: 'Simon and Garfunkel - Through the Years', written and performed by Bookends

9:41am Tuesday 4th March 2014

SIMON and Garfunkel met as youngsters in a school production of Alice in Wonderland. At this time neither Paul Simon nor Art Garfunkel could have imagined the career that lay before them.

80s Ska band The Selecter shows it's still got it at Guildhall

Gazette Series: The Selecter (3555079)

DESPITE the band first playing in 1980, and with the lead singer almost hitting 60, The Selecter prove they still have something to give crowds of all ages and can stand up to most bands for sheer energy.

Right here, right now… the Big Feastival returns with stellar line-up including Fatboy Slim

Gazette Series: Alex James and Jamie Oliver

11:16am Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE summer’s top music, food and family festival, Jamie Oliver and Alex James present The Big Feastival, returns with a bang this year with its best line-up yet as the festival moves into its third year on the farm and its following continues to grow.

Marc Almond returns to the Colston Hall with The Tyburn Tree

Gazette Series: Marc Almond and John Harle Oct 2013 (4270529)

9:31am Wednesday 26th February 2014

FOLLOWING Marc Almond’s much lauded guest appearance on John Harle’s ‘Art Music’, the two Ivor Novello 2013 winning artists have collaborated to create a modern classic.

Multicultural collective of musicians takes over the Chipping Hall for a fantastic funky event

11:06am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A GROOVING force formed by a multicultural collective of musicians will be taking over at the Chipping Hall in Wotton-Under-Edge this March.

Mandolin fans are sure to be captivated by folk duo

Gazette Series: Miranda Skyes and Rex Harrison (4242177)

11:01am Tuesday 25th February 2014

FOLK duo Miranda Skyes and Rex Harrison are coming to Charfield Memorial Hall on Friday, April 11.

Deacon Blue Forest Live dates announced

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10:54am Tuesday 25th February 2014

DEACON Blue have announced concerts as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.

Mixing it up at Forest gig

Gazette Series: Little Mix to play Westonbirt Arboretum

9:23am Wednesday 19th February 2014

POP sensations Little Mix are the latest act to announce their participation in the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar where bands perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country each summer.

Brit nominees London Grammar have their sights set on a bright future

Gazette Series: London Grammar

3:49pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

BRIT ‘ Breakthough Act 2014’ nominees London Grammar came to Bristol’s O” Academy last night for the final date (rearranged) date of their current tour Opening with ‘Hey Now’, the capacity crowd fell silent, as if entranced by a siren’s charms, whilst Hannah Reid sliced through the silence with her amazing vocal range. It’s one hell of a way to open a set, but also an opening gambit that pays off, as the usually rowdy Academy crowd immediately gave the Nottingham University graduate the respect she deserves.

Review: Ardeton Ensemble at Chipping Sodbury Music Society's February concert

Gazette Series: The Ardeton Ensemble (4083427)

12:31pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

THE local Ardeton Ensemble made a welcome appearance for the third time at Chipping Sodbury Music Society's February concert.

Double celebrations for Wychwood Festival Headliners

Gazette Series: The Stranglers

10:47am Tuesday 18th February 2014

THE STRANGLERS have been announced for Wychwood 2014, joining The Boomtown Rats as the second headliner for the 10th Anniversary of the Gloucestershire Festival with one more yet to come.

New conductor for century-old orchestra

Gazette Series: New challenge: Glyn Oxley takes over the baton at Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra(3932096)

11:06am Tuesday 11th February 2014

DYNAMIC musical director and cellist Glyn Oxley has added a new string to his bow as he takes on one of the county’s oldest orchestras - the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra.

Jazz superstars head to Cheltenham for Festival week

Gazette Series: Billy Cobham is playing at the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival (3929054)

9:59am Tuesday 11th February 2014

OPENING on International Jazz Day, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival returns at the end of April with an incredibly unique and diverse programme packed with jazz, world and blues legends, superstar international acts and outstanding emerging talent.

Duo to share a unique connection with Wotton crowd

Gazette Series: Sykes and Preston (3928531)

9:47am Tuesday 11th February 2014

MIRANDA Sykes and Rex Preston will be performing at Under the Edge Arts, Wotton, this Friday, February 21.

London Grammar bring tour to a close in Bristol

Gazette Series: London Grammar (3820397)

11:21am Wednesday 5th February 2014

LONDON Grammar finish off their current UK tour with a Bristol gig next week.

Review of the Wessex Clarinet Quartet concert hosted by Chipping Sodbury Music Society

Gazette Series: (3802519)

2:23pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

IN JANUARY, the audience at Chipping Sodbury Music Society's concert was taken on a whirlwind world tour by the locally based Wessex Clarinet Quartet.

Join Dursley Male Voice Choir for practice in Thornbury

Gazette Series: Dursley Male Voice Choir (DMVC) in practice (3549076)

1:09pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

ON occasions, Dursley Male Voice Choir leaves its home base in the Lister Hall in Dursley to hold a normal practice in different venues. On Wednesday, February 19, such a practice will be held in Thornbury in the Main Hall of Castle School, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Memorable melodies from a fresh new band

Gazette Series: The Rob Terry Trio (3791568)

11:27am Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE Rob Terry Trio are performing at Under the Edge Arts next Saturday, February 15.

Suede announce forest gig for the summer

Gazette Series: Suede play Westonbirt Arboretum this summer (3792171)

10:36am Tuesday 4th February 2014

BRITPOP pioneers Suede have announced a gig at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series.

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