I can Hadley believe it!

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10:01am Friday 17th October 2014

SPANDAU Ballet frontman wows the crowds at Bristol's Colston Hall playing classic covers and Spandau favourites

Tan House Singers performCommemorative Centenary Concert to Launch 2014 Gloucestershire Poppy Appeal.

Gazette Series: Tan House Singers (11444509)

8:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MARKING the centenary of the First World War, the Forest of Dean’s flagship choir, The Tan House Singers, are proud to present “Lest We Forget” – a concert especially developed to coincide with the launch of the Royal British Legion’s 2014 Poppy Appeal.

Tony Hadley remains true to himself with two-part set at the Colston Hall, Bristol

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1:18pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Swing!

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9:45am Tuesday 14th October 2014

LOCAL duo Minor Swing bring their own style of hot jazz to the Oldridge Bar, Kingshill House, Dursley this month.

Thornbury Castle presents a special concert by Jack Foley

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12:16pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE magnificent Tudor Hall of Thornbury Castle is to provide the stunning setting for a concert by opera star Jack Foley this month.

Whalebone, the award-winning band returns to Apperley Village Hall

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6:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FOLLOWING their hugely successful concert at Apperley Village Hall last year, critically acclaimed acoustic trio Whalebone are returning to Apperley with their 2014 tour on Saturday 11 October.

Sing along with the 'The Songs That Won The War' as the D-Day Darlings visit the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

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2:27pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TO MARK the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the D-Day Darlings are returning to the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham this autumn.

Thornbury Clarinet Choir Concert at the United Reformed Church

12:51pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ONCE a month, on a Saturday afternoon, the upstairs hall of the United Reformed Church, Thornbury, is filled with the beautiful sounds of “Thornbury Clarinet Choir” rehearsing their extensive repertoire.

Johnny Coppin returns to Wotton for a performance at UTEA

Gazette Series: Johnny Coppin (10398590)

10:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

UNDER the Edge Arts are thrilled to welcome back Johnny Coppin to the Chipping Hall in Wotton-Under-Edge this month.

Russell Watson is coming to Bristol for a special Christmas concert at St Georges this December

2:11pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE UK’S best-selling classical artist Russell Watson will be embarking on unique tour taking in some of the nation’s most beautiful Cathedrals for a very special candlelight Christmas concert with a choir.

Mallory Knox head to Bristol's O2 Academy November 2014

Gazette Series: Mallory Knox (10212623)

1:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ALTERNATIVE rockers Mallory Knox have announced their biggest headline tour to date, coming to Bristol this November in support of their second album 'Asymmetry'.

Who’s Next – Celebrating 50 Years of The Who

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1:59pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

WHO'S Next are the premier tribute to The Who, and they are coming to Stroud this month.

Hold on to some Brazilian sunshine

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10:34am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE nights may be drawing in and there is a definite feel of early Autumn in the air, but if you are not ready to give up on the summer just yet, get along to this fun, free Samba Drumming taster workshop and capture the essence of carnival and Brazil.

Can you keep a Secret?

Gazette Series: The Open Secrets

10:27am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Open Secrets will be performing some of the greats of Americana at Under the Edge Arts, Wotton, on Saturday, September 20.

The Cotswold Male Voice Choir to celebrate with Sydney Welsh Choir at Cheltenham Town Hall

10:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WONDERFUL choral concert is scheduled is to take place at Cheltenham Town Hall this month when The Cotswold Male Voice Choir will be celebrating its 65th Anniversary with special guests The Sydney Welsh Choir

Toyah gets 'Up Close & Personal' with an acoustic gig at Stroud Subscription Rooms

Gazette Series: Toyah Plays Stroud Subscription Rooms

12:28pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THERE is a unique chance to experience musical legend Toyah up close and personal at Subscription Rooms, Stroud, next week.

Run away to the circus by the sea at Camp Bestival 2014

Gazette Series: Mr. Tumble performs at the Castle Stage, Day 2 of Camp Bestival, Dorset (8755464)

11:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IF you fancy doing something extraodinary with the family this weekend, then why not head to the Dorset Jurassic Coast - not to play in the sea, but to enjoy the greatest show on earth!

Bristol's Old Vic is all set to reinvent the classical experience with the Bristol Proms

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2:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE second annual BristolProms, the concert series that reinvents the live classical music experience, opens in the historic Bristol Old Vic Theatre this weekend

Twitchett’s Ale and Cider Festival

11:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Subscription Rooms, Stroud, are hosting the first Twitchett’s Ale and Cider Festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August.

Summer of song brings big names to the arboretum

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10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE performers came from all over the British Isles for the final three concerts of Westonbirt’s ‘Forest Live’ series last weekend, attracting fans for all walks of life.

Gypsy Guitar Festival attracts the best musicians in the world to Dursley

Gazette Series: Dorrado Schmidt (8478600)

12:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GUITAR fanatics from across the country will be heading to the area this weekend, as the fourteenth International Gypsy Guitar Festival takes place in fields off Tumpy Green Lane, near Dursley.

Dursley Male Voice Choir in concert

Gazette Series: Dursley Male Voice Choir (8221010)

10:44am Tuesday 15th July 2014

DURSLEY Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Bingham Hall, Cirencester on Saturday, September 27. The choir will be supported by MJ-UK Music and Arts, the talented youth group of singers.

Get your Splurge guns out 'cos Bugsy's in town!

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2:51pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

COME and join Sodbury Players Youth Section as they take you back to 1920s New York where two rival gangs are fighting over the latest weapon - ‘A Splurge Gun’ - in their fabulous production of Bugsy Malone.

Cornbury proves itself the quinessential Cotswolds Festival with star line-up

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2:35pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

YOU’VE got to love Cornbury. It’s like going to a Festival without going to a Festival; more like a genteel gathering in the countryside with sound rather loud music thrown in for good measure!

X Factor's Rebecca Ferguson was a delight at Westonbirt Arboretum

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4:22pm Monday 23rd June 2014

PERFECT weather awaited former X Factor finalist and Liverpudlian lovely Rebecca Ferguson at Westonbirt Arboretum on Sunday night.

Smooth performance from Suede at Westonbirt

Gazette Series: Brett Anderson at Westonbirt 2014

10:51am Monday 23rd June 2014

SUEDE came to Westonbirt Arboretum on Saturday night on the back of a string of hit singles in the nineties and one of the most highly regarded comeback albums of 2013. What a shame the crowds didn’t come too.

Mixing it up in the Forest a Little bit

Gazette Series: Little Mix on stage at Westonbirt Arboretum

10:36am Monday 23rd June 2014

THERE was a touch of Midsummer Madness at Westonbirt Arboretum on Friday night, as thousands of teenagers, and their parents, made their way to the first of the famous forest’s ‘Forestry Live’ gigs for 2014.

The Rails to support the Pogues at Bristol Harbourside

Gazette Series: The Rails, who will be supporting The Pogues at Bristol's historic harbourside next Thursday, June 26(7289346)

2:50pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

BRISTOL Summer Series comes to the city's historic harbourside on Thursday, June 26 with Irish punk band The Pogues and support fromfolk rock band The Rails.

Fiona Fullerton announced as Cheltenham Music Festival proms compere

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9:46am Wednesday 18th June 2014

FORMER Bond Girl Fiona Fullerton will compere the classical favourites Prom at Cheltenham Music Festival this July.

George Ezra makes Bristol the start of his Voyage

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11:45am Wednesday 11th June 2014

THE first time I heard George Ezra it was like a direct blow to the soul; and that was before I went along to the Fiddlers for the second of his home town gigs and heard him sing live.

Bristol rocked the 1980s in retro festival at Ashton Court

Gazette Series: Tony Hadley played Let's Rock Bristol on Saturday. Picture from Tony Hadley Facebook page.

11:15am Wednesday 11th June 2014

THOUSANDS of fans of 1980s pop descended on Ashton Gate at the weekend for the second annual Let’s Rock Bristol festival.

Sir Bob puts on a brilliant show for Wychwood revellers

Gazette Series: Wychwood Festival

2:10pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

WYCHWOOD Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in style last weekend, as record breaking numbers flooded onto Cheltenham Racecourse.

Gypsy Kings announced as Sunday headliners for Cornbury Festival

Gazette Series: The Gypsy Kings have been announced as Sunday night headliners for Cornbury Festival (6823991)

10:58am Wednesday 4th June 2014

NESTLED in a green valley, the Great Tew Estate is the very essence of peace and tranquillity in the Cotswolds. Until, that is, one very special weekend in July…

Chris Finch brings a colourful performance to Kingshill House, Dursley

10:10am Tuesday 20th May 2014

LOCAL guitar teacher Chris Finch brings the current season of performances in the Oldridge Bar, Kingshill House, Dursley, to a close on Friday, May 30.

Hillesley attracts the big names in the world of folk

Gazette Series: Tia McGraff and her partner Tommy Parham(6175726)

2:17pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

HILLESLEY Village Hall is now becoming the mecca of the folk/country world.

Review: Chipping Sodbury Music Society's Fiesta of voice and guitar

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2:10pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

THE final concert of the Chipping Sodbury Music Society 2013-2014 season featured Karina Lucas mezzo soprano and Rory Russell guitar. Four works from the Baroque Era by Gluck, Erlebach and Handel were well projected with good control of rhythm, and the well known Handel aria “Let Me Weep” with its touching melody was phrased with great care by both players.

Embrace come back to what they know at Bristol's O2 Academy

Gazette Series: Embrace come back to what they know at Bristol's O2 Academy

SIXTEEN years since their first album The Good Will Out rocketed into the charts and Embrace are back and ready to rock.

George Ezra plays two Bristol dates as part of UK tour

Gazette Series: George Ezra (6004622)

1:46pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

GEORGE Ezra has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated debut album, Wanted On Voyage, ahead of a UK tour which sees him visiting two Bristol venues - Exchange and Fiddlers - on June 4 and 5.

Soul II Soul join Razorlight as headliners for Gloucester's Sportbeat Festival

Gazette Series: Razorlight are appearing at Gloucester's Sportbeat Festival (5998133)

11:59am Wednesday 7th May 2014

THE funki dreds of Soul II Soul have just been announced as headliners on the Main Stage for Saturday night (June 7) at Gloucester's Sportbeat Festival.

Prime Ministers bring some South American spirit to Bristol's Louisiana

Gazette Series: Prime Ministers (5953651)

11:10am Tuesday 6th May 2014

PRIME Ministers are a South American rock band – whose songs are written and performed in English.

Review: Oriana Singers in Dursley

1:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Oriana Singers performed in St James Church Dursley on April 5, under their Director and Conductor, David Moss.

Cole Stacey and Joseph O'Keefe perform as India Electric Co for Wotton crowd

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10:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ON Saturday, April 26, Under the Edge Arts are delighted to present Cole Stacey and Joseph O'Keefe, collectively known as the India Electric Co., as they make a welcome return to Wotton on their 2014 tour.

Original Blues from Kevin Brown comes to the House

Gazette Series: Kevin Brown (5599986)

10:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ORIGINAL blues comes to the Oldridge Bar at Kingshill House, Dursley on Friday, April 25. Kevin Brown is a highly respected professional songwriter, recording artist and performer of over 30 years standing, renowned for his touch and tone. Heralded by both the public and other artists such as Mark Knopfler and Albert King, as a leading light in the world of slide guitar and roots music, Kevin has managed to keep a fresh approach to his craft whilst still paying respect to the blues masters of the past. His original material is inspired by everyday life and people. His many live performances vary from the main stage at Glastonbury to the many beer joints in Texas, where he once lived.

Review: The Roaring Fork Quartet at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall

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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.

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