Chris Difford in Concert
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Difford in Concert

Wokingham Music Club, in collaboration with Artree Music are delighted to announce a show featuring legendary Squeeze co-founder and songwriter Chris Difford at The Whitty Theatre, Wokingham on Friday 14th September 2018.

For over 40 years, Chris has been at the forefront of British popular music, whether as bass player, vocalist and lyricist with the iconic new wave band Squeeze, as a songwriter for other artists including Brian Ferry and Lisa Stansfield, a solo artist with three critically acclaimed albums to his name or heading up songwriting schools – he’s rightly been called a master of his art.

Squeeze rose to fame in the late 1970’s and over the course of their career – which is still going strong - have racked up numerous top 20 hits including Cool for Cats, Up The Junction, Tempted and Pulling Mussels From A Shell. Difford and songwriting partner Glenn Tilbrook were award the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2008 –  with the likes of Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling all recognising the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words.

For his show in Wokingham, Chris will be performing many of the songs that made his name, as well as solo numbers. The audience will also hear stories from his time in music, which has inspired his recent acclaimed autobiography. 

Joining Chris for this show will be the highly rated soulful folk trio Arcelia. Having performed for Artree a couple of times before, Arcelia are rightly forging a growing reputation on the roots music scene in the UK, which will no doubt continue with the release of their new album 'Building on the Land'. Comprising three musicians, all of whom have professional backgrounds in theatre, music and the arts – their close harmonies and outstanding songwriting have won them much praise.

Arcelia will be performing the main support spot of the evening, before joining Chris on stage to perform some of his songs with him. 

Advanced tickets £18 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Chris Difford website www.Chrisdifford.com

Arcelia website www.arcelia.co.uk

 Venue The Whitty Theatre

Foyer opens at 7pm

Auditorium opens at 7.30pm

Show begins at 8pm 

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Double Header The Salts and Spriggan Mist at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Double Header The Salts and Spriggan Mist at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

One great evening two great bands 

Spriggan Mist played at Wokingham Festival 2017 and went down a storm. They perform Folk/Rock and Rock/Folk and everything in between.  More details can be found at their website www.sprigganmist.co.uk  

The Salts are no strangers to Wokingham Music Club and it is always a pleasure to have the guys back. Expect Folk tunes, Rock tunes, Sea Shanties and Reggae  and a whole host more.

www.thesalts.co.uk   

Venue Emmbrook Sports and Social Club

Doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm

Tickets £14.00 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

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Oye Santana in Concert at The Whitty Theatre
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Oye Santana in Concert at The Whitty Theatre

The magnificent Oye Santana are back with their full theatre show.

2 hours of the best of Santana always proves popular. They have been nominated for the National Tribute Music Awards and not before time

 

https://www.oyesantana.com/

Venue The Whitty Theatre

Tickets £15.00 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

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Geno Washington and the Yo Yo's
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Geno Washington and the Yo Yo's

Geno originates from Evansville in Indiana, USA and first came to England in the 1960's as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him jamming with local bands in and around Ipswich and eventually led him to London where he caused a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Geno teamed up with some of London's hottest musicians and he very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over World famous artistes, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!

His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60’s - "Hand Clappin' Foot Stompin' Funky Butt Live" and "Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin' Daddies". His status as the undisputed "King of Soul" was cemented forever by Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners in the 1980’s with the World-wide No.1 smash hit single "Geno", which paid homage to the great man himself and is still played regularly today on national radio

Throughout the years Geno and his band have continued to tour extensively all over the World and have released several highly acclaimed albums and singles. His latest live double album simply entitled "It's Geno Time", recorded at the legendary Half Moon in Putney, is widely regarded as his best work to date: you only have to listen to the audience reaction to know that Geno has lost none of his magic as he and the band deliver a blistering set of Soul classics to a wild crowd who wouldn't let them off stage!

Geno's life long love of Blues and R&B has led to yet another chapter in his illustrious career with the formation of "Geno and the Yo Yo's” which features the long standing rhythm section of the Ram Jam Band (Geoff Hemsley on drums, Steve Bingham on bass and Stuart Dixon on guitar) which is a hard- hitting, fast-moving show of R&B / Blues / Soul classics that has audiences on their feet from start to finish and is receiving rave reviews wherever they play.

This will be a barnstorming live show that never lets up in intensity or excitement and delivers the goods every time!

Support act for this great show is a wonderful singer from Wales Mr John Adams. I fist saw him at The Half Moon in Putney. He has a wonderful voice and the stage presence of someone twice his age. John is worth the ticket price alone.   http://www.johnadamsmusic.co.uk/

Tickets £19 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

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Fleetwood Bac in Concert at The Whitty Theatre
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Fleetwood Bac in Concert at The Whitty Theatre

Fleetwood Bac were the world’s first and are regarded as the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show. They have been indorsed by Mick Fleetwood, raved about by Peter Green’s biographer and they were the first Fleetwood Mac tribute band to fully replicate the classic “Rumours” line up

This is a show not to be missed

Venue The Whitty Theatre

Tickets £17.50 from  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

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Focus at Royal British Legion
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Focus at Royal British Legion

This gig is SOLD OUT but a returns list is being run

Focus were formed in 1969 by Thijs van Leer and he is still at the helm of this outstanding act. Are they the Netherlands greatest export? I will let you decide. They have sold millions of albums and had hits singles with Hocus Pocus, Sylvia. The music is influenced by classical music, as heard in their signature song, the baroque style inspired "Hocus Pocus". A fantastic evening of prog rock awaits. Get your ticket early as this show is bound to sell out

Thijs van Leer - Hammond-organ, flute and vocals

Pierre van der Linden - drums

Menno Gootjes- guitar

Udo Pannekeet - bass

www.focustheband.com

Support

The brilliant Zack Johnson https://www.zjohnsonmusic.com/

Tickets £18 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Venue Royal British Legion Club, Woodward Close, Winnersh RG41 5LP

Doors open 7.30pm

Show time 8pm

 

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Dave Kelly Band
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Kelly Band

It might be easier to have a list of the good and the great who Dave Kelly has not played with. It most certainly would be a shorter list

Dave is in The Blues Band so instantly who have an idea of the mans pedigree. He was there at the beginning of The Blues Band and he is still there today 39 years later, but it is not just British Blues stars that Dave has played with.

From the USA we have Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker to name but 3

The inspiration into Dave’s musical career was his big sister, the late great Jo-Ann Kelly. She opened his mind to the Blues. Until that day he was only interested in Buddy Holly and the other USA Rock ‘n’ Rollers

In 1967 he joined The John Dummer Blues Band. After three albums and a solo project he continued to polish his style and technique throughout an adventurous career with some of Britain's finest players. When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion. It just had to be Dave. His guitar and vocals form the very backbone of The Blues Band's distinctive sound.

Today, after years 'treading the boards' with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (for commercials and such projects as BBC TV's 'King of the Ghetto' and the Comic Strip's 'Strike!') Dave Kelly is firmly established as Europe's premier blues performer.

Tickets £16 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Doors open 7.30 

Show 8pm

 

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UNCHAINED The Best of Joe Cocker
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

UNCHAINED The Best of Joe Cocker

UNCHAINED The Best of Joe Cocker

Let me introduce you to UNCHAINED The Best of JOE COCKER LIVE show.

A show that covers all aspects of one of Rocks most enduring voices.

Featuring Paul Cox who many have compared to the great man himself, this show is a homage to a great singer and wonderful songs.

From the heady days of Woodstock through Mad dogs and Englishman, film songs and later day hits the UNCHAINED show covers a 50 year career and catalogue.

The band feature musicians of the highest calibre and two wonderful girl singers, UNCHAINED is a celebration of music from a legend.

No wigs, costume changes or gimmicks, just great songs by a great band.

Tunes include

With a little help from my friends

You are so beautiful

Unchain my heart

You can leave your hat on

Feelin alright

Space Captain

Cry me a river

Up where we belong

Delta lady

The Letter

The 2 hour show is a tour deforce of soul and passion, a true homage to a great man.

www.werememberjoecocker.com

Tickets £16 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Doors open 7.30pm

Show time 8pm

 

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Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band at ESSC

Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band

 

Following his Sell Out show in January 2017 Elton is back in our club again. If you missed him then do not miss him this time

Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John. As the foremost Elton John tribute act in the UK, ‘Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band’ presents an uncannily accurate reproduction of the classic live shows of one of pop music’s most successful and best-loved artists - performances that also often feature some of Elton’s actual costumes, bought from his ‘Out the Closet’ sales! This is a show not to be missed but don't take my word for.

This is what Elton's mum said about Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band.

“Hi Paul  Just wanted to say a big Thank You for the gig on Saturday at my party. You were sensational and everyone was just amazed and enjoyed it all so much. Do say a big Thank You to the lads for me for doing such a good job. They really are great musicians and you all deserve a lot of praise and good fortune…Everyone loved you all and are still raving about it all.

http://www.ultimateelton.com/

 

Tickets £16 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Doors open 7.30pm

Show time 8pm

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The Alter Eagles at The Whitty Theatre
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Alter Eagles at The Whitty Theatre

The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring their two hour-plus tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time to the Whitty Theatre for the very first time. Since they started in 2004, the six piece have built a reputation as one of the most faithful tributes around, ensuring that the audience enjoys a loving note-for-note recreation of songs like Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy and Life in the Fast Lane - as well as 'newer Eagles' classics like How Long and Long Road out of Eden. The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring their two hour-plus tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time to the Whitty Theatre for the very first time. Since they started in 2004, the six piece have built a reputation as one of the most faithful tributes around, ensuring that the audience enjoys a loving note-for-note recreation of songs like Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy and Life in the Fast Lane - as well as 'newer' Eagles' classics like How Long and Long Road out of Eden.

Venue The Whitty Theatre

Tickets £17.50  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

 

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Stephen Dale Petit Band
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Stephen Dale Petit Band

Stephen Dale Petit's playing style was described by Classic Rock Magazine as containing “The fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton”. It moved former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor to comment: “He’s got his own unique take on contemporary blues". We are incredibly lucky to have a master of the blues guitar playing for us.
http://www.stephendalepetit.com/

Support

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is a singer-songwriter from South-East England, writing lyrically-driven indie/folk tunes. He was voted the best newcomer at the ‘Graham Steel Music Awards 2017’ and has supported artists such as Luke Jackson (BBC Radio 2 folk award nominee), John Craigie and The Black Feathers. Zach’s music is influenced by the likes of Noah Gundersen, Jason Isbell and Frank Turner. 

https://www.zjohnsonmusic.com/
 

Venue Emmbrook Sports and Social Club

Advance tickets £14 from www.wokingammusicclub.co.uk 

 

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The Small Fakers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake At The Whitty Theatre
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Small Fakers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake At The Whitty Theatre

Small Fakers will be performing The Small Faces 1968 No.1 album "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" in 2018 to celebrate it's 50th anniversary!

Ogden's Nut Gone Flake is a concept album telling a fairy tale of sorts about a character named "Happiness Stan" and his search to find the missing half of the moon. The LP sat at the top of the UK album chart for 6 weeks and includes the singles Afterglow and Lazy Sunday.

The story was narrated by Stanley Unwin and we are lucky enough to have our narration provided by Stanley's son John, who does the Unwin-ese gobble-de-gook perfectly!

The show/gig will also include all the hits: All or Nothing, Itchycoo Park, Sha La La La Lee, Hey Girl, Tin Soldier... and many more!

Tickets £15.00 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Venue The Whitty Theatre

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Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri: An Acoustic Journey At The Whitty Theatre
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri: An Acoustic Journey At The Whitty Theatre

This show is nearly sold out.

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go”  features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

Tickets £19 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Venue The Whitty Theatre Wokingham RG40 3EU

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Never The Bride A Charity Evening for Headway - the brain injury association
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Never The Bride A Charity Evening for Headway - the brain injury association

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A Charity Evening for Headway - The Brain Injury Association

When it came to organising this Charity evening I reflected on all the great acts that have played for us at Wokingham Music Club and I thought for our 1st Charity Gig that we should have the band that started it all for us in April 2012. Never The Bride.

They are not only lovely people to work with, but they are in my opinion the best band touring today but don’t take my word for it. Here are a few quotes from people who rate Never The Bride as highly as I do

“Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin." • ROGER DALTREY - 

"These women exude their souls in their music and lyrics" • BLUES IN BRITAIN •

"One of the best live bands in Britain." • BOB HARRIS, BBC Radio 2 •

Shirley Bassey is such a huge fan of Never The Bride that she introduced them to her audience at a show she did in 2007. That was no ordinary show. That was the main stage at Glastonbury Festival and the audience was 200,000 strong. Tonight, you will have an opportunity to experience this hugely talented act in the intimate atmosphere of the Whitty Theatre

Support acts Matthew Quilliam Band and Bracknell based singer songwriter Horizon 

Never the Bride website

Matthew Quilliam Band website

Horizon Facebook page

Venue The Whitty Theatre

Tickets in advance £16.00 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub 

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Rod Clements in Concert at ESSC in association with Artree Music
Apr
13
7:45 PM19:45

Rod Clements in Concert at ESSC in association with Artree Music

Rod Clements 

I have to pinch myself every time I think about Rod Clements playing at our club because back in the early 70’s my brother and I used to go and see Lindisfarne whenever they played in London. I thought then and still do now that they were one of the top acts I have ever seen.

In the mid/late 60’s Lindisfarne began life as 'The Downtown Faction', and was led by Rod, but they soon changed their name to Brethren. Then in 1970, they were joined by Alan Hull and another name change this time to Lindisfarne. This was to be the turning point in Rod’s career. After years of hard graft on the road their first album Nicely out of Tune was released. The 2 singles from that album did not chart immediately but they like the album did after the release of their second album Fog on the Tyne.

Record sales were never as good as their live performances and these performances took their toll on the band and they spilt up only to reformed many times.

Rod has played with acts such as The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Santana. He wrote "Meet Me on the Corner", a UK Top 5 hit in March 1972, which went on to win him an Ivor Novello Award.

Rod is a wonderful performer with stories a plenty. This will be a very special night in the history of our club. Tonight he will be joined on stage by Ian Thomson Coal Porters, Thea Gilmore)

Tonight's support act Hickory Signals who are a duo from Brighton. They are multi-instrumentalists, Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti accompany strong vocal melodies with guitar, shruti, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, layering sounds carefully and minimally to atmospheric effect. More information can be found on their website https://hickorysignals.com/

Tickets are £15 from www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

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Gordon Giltrap in concert at ESSC
Mar
16
7:45 PM19:45

Gordon Giltrap in concert at ESSC

NOT MANY TICKETS REMAINING

Over five decades, Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK's most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned. 
This innovative guitarist is back out on the road performing many of his incredible songs with incredible arrangements in what promises to be an electrifying solo acoustic show. Expect to hear classics such as Heartsong and Lucifer’s Cage alongside new material from his latest album ‘The Last of England’.
A show guaranteed to enthrall guitar aficionados, acoustic enthusiasts and music lovers in general, don’t miss the chance to see one of the UK’s most important and influential guitarists in action.
"Anyone who asks me knows, that I think that Gordon Giltrap is one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world…His concerts and playing are breathtaking. He's also very witty, and I love the fact that he has not cut his hair!"
Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
“One of an elite few who truly have become legendary in their field, in their own lifetime.”
Brian May (Queen)
www.giltrap.com
 

Tickets £16 in advance from www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

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Beverley Craven - Live in Concert at The Whitty Theatre
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Beverley Craven - Live in Concert at The Whitty Theatre

This show is SOLD OUT.

BRIT Award winner Beverley Craven will be playing a small handful of dates 2018.

Beverley’s concerts have been selling out round the UK since her return to the stage in 2006. An emotional, humorous and highly entertaining evening is in store as Beverley bares her soul and music on stage.

After the success of her recent album, Change of Heart, Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise MeHolding OnWoman To WomanLove Scenes and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.

www.beverleycraven.com

Venue The Whitty Theatre

Tickets £22.50from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

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A Special Kinda Madness at ESSC
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

A Special Kinda Madness at ESSC

This Gig is SOLD OUT.

A returns list is running

2 Bands … 2-Tone … 1 Fantastic Night!

A Specials Tribute Band and a Madness Tribute Band, all on our stage. That’s Special Kinda Madness.

Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally energetic stage presence of The Specials with the wonderful iconic tunes of the Madness ‘Nutty Boys’.

Playing a set from each band and producing a show that will have you up and dancing from the off, Special Kinda Madness will have everyone hankering after that exciting era of 2-Tone and ska.

Seating will be reduced for this evening to allow for DANCING!

http://www.specialkindamadness.com/

Tickets £15 in Advance

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

 

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Judie Tzuke -Songs and Stories - BACK ON THE ROAD at The Whitty Theatre
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Judie Tzuke -Songs and Stories - BACK ON THE ROAD at The Whitty Theatre

This concert is SOLD OUT. Please contact Wokingham Music Club for any returns

After the sell out success of the Songs and Stories tour, which saw Judie perform over 70 concerts around the country, she is back on the road performing these special acoustic concerts.

This promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites, new songs and tales from across her life and career.

http://www.tzuke.com/

Tickets £22.50 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

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Who's Who in Concert at ESSC
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Who's Who in Concert at ESSC

This gig is SOLD OUT. Please contact the venue to have your requirements added to the returns list

Formed in West London in 1996, Who’s Who are the longest established Who Tribute in the UK.   Widely respected and acknowledged by members of those in (and those close to) The Who, as the group that most interprets the songs of Pete Townshend and the legendary live performances of The Who, in all their Seventies swagger and pomp.

This will be a very special evening and early ticket booking is recommended

https://www.thewhotribute.com/

Tickets £14.00 in advance

Venue Emmbrook Sports and Social Club

Doors 7.30pm

 

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John Otway at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Dec
15
7:45 PM19:45

John Otway at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Rock veteran Otway dubbed himself “rock’n’roll’s greatest failure” after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single to follow his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That’s) Really Free with Wild Willy Barrett.

25 years later, he was back on Top ofThe Pops with the wonderful disco pastiche, ‘Bunsen Burner’ and back in the charts as a birthday present from his adoring and patient fans.

But that, of course, was not enough.

A couple of years ago John realised that live footage from the many concerts over the years, plus many TV appearances - and a failed world tour attempt - would make an entertaining documentary film. So he made one. Initially expecting a couple of humble screenings for fans, the film premiered at the Odeon, Leicester Square, was shown at Cannes - and at prestigious UK film Festivals

Expect madcap mayhem and some scintillating stunts from a man old enough to know better…..and also to be surprised at just what a showman and musician really lies underneath the tomfoolery.

www.johnotway.com

Advance tickets £13 from www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Support Act

Matthew Quilliam and his Ukuleles  

https://matthewquilliamukulele.wordpress.com/

 

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The Acoustic Strawbs in Concert at The Whitty Theatre in association with Artree Music
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Acoustic Strawbs in Concert at The Whitty Theatre in association with Artree Music

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Some act are like fine wine they just get better as the years go by and The Acoustic Strawbs are one of those acts. This will be a magical evening and a huge pleasure to have the guys back at Wokingham Music Club albeit this time at The Whitty Theatre

The support act is the very talented Irene Rae http://www.irenerae.com/

Irene Rae mixes emotional lyrics and a powerful yet delicate vocal with entertaining and funny stories about life, love and places her travels have taken her.

 ‘’Connecting with the audience through her music and creating a living room feel to her performance is where Irene Rae’s personality shines…a real pleasure to have witnessed.’’  EST Mag

Rae’s earliest musical memories stem from being a child, sitting in the backseat of her parents Cortina and listening to endless mix tapes of a variety of amazing music from Motown to The Beatles, Karen Carpenter to Bon Jovi, Barbra Streisand to Adam and the Ants… music, and more importantly singing was a family experience, one of love and support. Song-writing and playing guitar came a lot later into her life than most of her peers – she began to teach herself guitar at the age of 22 years old, listening to CDs and recreating the sound she heard.

Irene Rae has a wide and loyal fanbase throughout the UK which has seen her support artists that include Midge Ure, Hazel O'Connor, John Power, The Levellers (acoustic), The Jigantics and Declan Bennett.  Her style and lyrics have been compared to Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Eddi Reader, Lisa Loeb and Bic Runga – whilst remaining uniquely her own.

Tickets £15 in advance 

Venue The Whitty Theatre

 

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Curved Air in Concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Nov
24
7:45 PM19:45

Curved Air in Concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Curved Air’s concerts and festival appearances continue to thrill a steadily increasing mass of new and old fans worldwide. Their experimental blends of classical themes, electronic sounds and pop/rock energy and beautiful, timeless songs are performed with fire and passion and tremendous musicianship.

The band, are still fronted by Sonja Kristina, with original drummer Florian Pilkington Miksa. and veteran musicians who were introduced through Sonja Kristina’s and Darryl Way’s solo projectsSonja Kristina states,  “these arevirtuoso musicians. Robert Norton onkeyboards is exceptional - as is Paul Sax, a unique violinist, one of the first entrants to the Yehudi Menuhin School, and veteran of many alternative bands - a passionate and brave performer .. Both Paul Sax and Robert Norton recorded and toured with my ‘Acid Folk’ band between 1988 and 1996 .

 All the band are brilliant players and inspiring people. Ex Darryl Way’s Verisma band-mate, bass player Chris Harris is literally our root on bass. Now AIRCUT guitarist Kirby Gregory has returned to Curved Air after 40 years in October 2013 to add his signatureguitar sound. There is great chemistry and communication in this incarnation of Curved Air that the crowds love..."

http://www.curvedair.com

Support Act LAW

LAW is an aspiring folk artist currently studying music at The Academy Of Contemporary Music. Her main influences include artists such as Keaton Henson, Laura Marling and Ben Howard. Her honest and true lyrics are thought provoking, refreshing and well needed in today's society.

Tickets £17 in advance from www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

 

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Uncle Buck in concert
Nov
17
7:45 PM19:45

Uncle Buck in concert

Uncle Buck are an exciting ensemble of experienced musicians that visits all the key points on a journey through American music – touching blues, soul, rock, southern funk, and a little slice of jazz!

Lead by Nick Hyde this band are something very special. Bob Bonsey of Blues Matters Magazine said "Uncle Buck take you on a musical trip across America via the songs of Bobby Bland ,Allen Toussaint, Sam and Dave , Stevie Wonder, B B King, Johnny Guitar Watson, Tower of Power Jimmy Smith and many more -- makes you want to delve into your record collection again .Highly recommended to all music lovers .”

www.unclebuckband.com

Tickets £12 in advance

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
Nov
3
7:45 PM19:45

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

SOLD OUT. Please make contact for any return tickets

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

 The Beauty of Chaos Tour 2017

Featuring full 45th anniversary performance of

Wishbone Ash’s classic ARGUS album….plus more

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, who arrived in London in 1969 to embark on their musical journey. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert. The partnership of the original line-up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works and influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts and its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.

Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being key ingredients in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown.

In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with its performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history, with concert appearances in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Holland, Spain, Greece, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, the USA and Canada. Performances have been captured on a series of acclaimed live CD and DVD releases. Martin Turner looks back fondly on his touring activities since his return to the live stage: “I have had a wonderful time over the past few years re-discovering the wider Wishbone Ash catalogue and taking this to the people. When I go to see an artist live, I want to hear the songs as I remember them from the records and I believe that is true of the Wishbone Ash audience too.”

Martin Turner’s The Beauty of Chaos tour will feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint. In addition, the show will feature a rare performance of Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 Argus album performed in its entirety. Argus achieved a #2 UK album chart position and won UK music press “Album of The Year” awards. It remains one of the most enduring works of the classic rock era.

 

www.martinturnermusic.com

Advance tickets £16

 

Ticket link www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

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Phil Beer in concert at The Whitty Theatre in association with Artree Music
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Phil Beer in concert at The Whitty Theatre in association with Artree Music

Tickets £14 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning
acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master
musician and consummate performer.
With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material
to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and
significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with
musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past
and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic
circuit.

http://www.philbeer.co.uk/

Tickets £14 in advance 

 

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Bridge of Sighs A tribute evening to Robin Trower
Sep
15
7:45 PM19:45

Bridge of Sighs A tribute evening to Robin Trower

Truly iconic music can only be recreated by the best musicians out there.

Many try to emulate their predecessors only to fall short of the mark .

Now , with highly acclaimed guitarist KEITH ATACK , superb bassist and lead vocalist PAUL RILEY and one of the uk's most highly sought after drummers TONY KILEY , they form BRIDGE OF SIGHS to give this legendary British guitarist ROBIN TROWER a salute and the credit that he deserves , long live BRITISH BLUES ROCK !!!!

To find out more please visit www.bridgeofsighs.co.uk

Venue Emmbrook Sports and Social Club

Advance tickets £10 via website

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tonight we have the excellent The Goat Roper Rodeo Band.

The band's impressive second album was produced by Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers) at Doghouse Studios in London and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of rich, aching harmony, the band preach foot-stomping country blues like you've never heard before.

There's a hint of Hank, a twist of Waylon and a little sprinkling of Gram in there too… it"s up and down, soft and loud and it swings that big ol' country snake

Not to be missed

http://goatroperrodeoband.co.uk/

Support

Edward Naysmith

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Edward is a folk guitarist and singer, currently playing various venues nationwide. Edward's music quotes from such greats as Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Nick Drake. With his blinding technical ability, many have likened his work to the revivalist singer/songwriters of the late 60s. 

http://www.edwardnaysmith.co.uk

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £10 in advance

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Mick Wilson (Lead Singer of 10cc) at The Whitty Theatre
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Mick Wilson (Lead Singer of 10cc) at The Whitty Theatre

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

10cc has Mick as his lead vocalist and guitarist. This came about over 10 years ago when he joined Graham Gouldman on stage at The Café Royal. The two clicked and the rest is history.
Mick got into music as a teenager and soon he was touring Europe supporting The Rubettes in the late 70’s. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. Mick has performed and recorded with artists such as: Lionel Ritchie, Alice Cooper, Kylie Minogue, Alison Moyet, Chris Rea, Donny Osmond, Robin Gibb, Westlife, Cliff Richard, Cher and Lulu.

http://www.mickywilson.com/

 

Support Act

Lucina

Lucina started playing piano and singing at an early age. After being spotted in an Open Mic UK competition in 2012 by a London artist development company, she started writing her own songs.

She released her debut album 'Let It Out' in 2015, which has had radio play in the UK and South Africa. She is currently touring at festivals around the UK while recording  her second album with the first single to be released later this year.

http://lucinaofficial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LucinaOfficial/

https://twitter.com/lucinaofficial

https://www.instagram.com/lucinaofficial/

Venue The Whitty Theatre Luckley House School 

Tickets £15 in advance

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The Small Fakers and Faces Experience in Concert at The Whitty Theatre
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Small Fakers and Faces Experience in Concert at The Whitty Theatre

This Concert is at The Whitty Theatre

Formed in 2007, the Small Fakers are the UK's only tribute to the sensational Small Faces.

Hits galore at every show including All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and many more mixed in with B-sides and rare gems from the Small Faces' back catalogue. A visual and musical feast for all Small Faces fans.

Opening the show will be The Faces Experience

www.smallfakers.co.uk

Tickets £15 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

 

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A Double Header. The Jigantics and Fred's House at The Whitty Theatre
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

A Double Header. The Jigantics and Fred's House at The Whitty Theatre

Tickets £13 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub

Fred's House and The Jigantics at The Whitty Theatre

What a night this is going to be at The Whitty Theatre. Not one but two of my favourite bands

Fred’s House are a Cambridge based Folk/Roots/Americana band who will soon have a smile on your face and your toes a tapping’. They simple just know how to produce and deliver some great tunes, but don’t take my word for it have a listen for yourself on their SoundCloud page https://soundcloud.com/fredshouse-1

Also on the bill are international acclaimed The Jigantics. http://www.thejigantics.com/

Their music will take you on an emotional journey. One minute your toes will be a tapping’ and the next you will be holding back the tears

Both acts are at the top of their game and I recommend buying your tickets early as this show is bound to sell out

Websites

http://www.thejigantics.com/

 

http://fredshousemusic.co.uk/

 

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Never The Bride in Concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Apr
21
7:45 PM19:45

Never The Bride in Concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Sorry but this gig is SOLD OUT

Never The Bride are back for our 5th birthday party.

Having invaded venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall (on multiple occasions), playing alongside Elton John, The British Rock Symphony Orchestra, Wembley Arena supporting The Who, The Viper Room in LA and Euro-fests galore – to intimate spaces like The Green Note in Camden, Never The Bride have amazed and floored audiences and peer groups alike over their 25 years of service – these ladies are true rock and roll royalty.

Roger Daltrey broadcast “Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what I’m talking about, I knew Janis”. The legendary Dame Shirley Bassey called the girls “inspirational”, they have performed private shows for Cher and Liza Minnelli and Bob Harris from BBC Radio 2 referred to them as “one of the best live bands in Britain”; the ladies’ roll-call list is simply mind blowing – as are the stories the ladies readily share.

http://www.neverthebride.com/

Support Chris Trim who is a Singer Songwriter from Reading with years of experience on the stage. His original songs have an acoustic pop flavour with hints of folk and blues. Chris has a heart for story telling lyrics and melodies that capture you in the moment. From soft, heartfelt whispers to explosive roars of emotion; Chris’ voice will hit you with passion and grace.

Tickets £13 in advance

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Green Diesel	plus Fate The Juggler at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Apr
7
7:45 PM19:45

Green Diesel plus Fate The Juggler at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Green Diesel are a 6 piece band blending violin, mandolin, dulcimer and accordion with electric guitars and drums. Their sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to bring it to a modern audience.

Performing original compositions, steeped in folklore, alongside inventive reworkings of traditional songs and tunes the band have built up a reputation as a fearsome live act.

www.facebook.com/greendieselfolk/

Support Act

Described as ‘Folk’ because they use acoustic guitars and ‘Rock’ because they use electric guitars, FATE THE JUGGLER are happy to occupy the space between…and to stretch those boundaries to follow their muse.
http://www.fatethejuggler.com

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £10 in advance

 

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Oye Santana in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Mar
17
7:45 PM19:45

Oye Santana in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

. Advance Ticket sales is now closed.

Tickets will be available at the door at £15

They are back. The brilliant Oye Santana will one again grace our stage. If you have not seen them before prepare yourself for a night of hit after hit. Not only will your toes be a tapping but your hips will be a swaying.

 http://www.oyesantana.com/

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £13 in advance

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Lewis and Leigh in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Lewis and Leigh in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Advance tickets are now closed. Tickets are available at the door £12

We are honoured to have Lewis and Leigh playing for us. They are one of the UK very best acts. They are touring with Deacon Blue in November and December and lots of venues are sold out. Check out their website http://www.lewisandleigh.com/ and buy yours before we sell out

Website http://www.lewisandleigh.com/

Support Act

Me for a Queen http://www.meforqueen.com/

Mary is getting some great reviews. Here is one from Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music. 

"Mary Erskine could sing words from a phone directory over the cheesiest Casiotone backing in the world, and still win me over in a heartbeat"

Me For Queen live at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £10 in advance

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Pete Lincoln Lead Singer of Sweet in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Pete Lincoln Lead Singer of Sweet in concert at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Pete spent the 80s and the 90s touring and recording with a wide range of artists including Sir Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Shakin' Stevens and Dannii Minogue, travelling to all corners of the globe from New Zealand to Greenland.

From 1996 to 2005, Pete enjoyed his time as front man for the 70s band Sailor – most famous for their hits “Glass Of Champagne” & “Girls, Girls, Girls”.

In 2005 Pete joined Glam Rockers The Sweet, and is still touring extensively with the band as lead vocalist and bass player. Much of the band’s live work is in Europe, particularly in Germany where they still enjoy massive popularity, however they also enjoy success further afield, with regular visits to Australia.

Pete has written songs and instrumental music throughout his career, with some degree of success, having composed for various TV shows and commercials. Credits include Gerry Anderson’s 80s Terrahawks series and Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC Chat Show, Clarkson. He also wrote all of the music for Clarkson’s solo commercial projects throughout the 90s. Pete also co-wrote a ballad for British 90s popsters S Club 7 . . .

In 2013, Pete released a long overdue solo CD entitled 'Soul Searching' and his second solo CD 'Heartbeat' was released in May 2016.

This collection of self-penned songs is very well received, both by Pete’s solo fans and Sweet fans alike.

http://petelincoln.com/

https://soundcloud.com/pete-lincoln

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £14 in advance

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Dani & Will Wilde at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Feb
17
7:45 PM19:45

Dani & Will Wilde at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Dani Wilde needs no introduction to Wokingham Music Club as she played with Never The Bride on our opening night back in 2012. It is a pleasure to have her and her brother Will back again. They will provide us with a night of stunning acoustic blues. Both of them are Blues royalty

Check out their websites http://www.daniwilde.com/ and http://www.willharmonicawilde.com/ for more details

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £11 in advance

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Apple of My Eye at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club
Feb
3
7:45 PM19:45

Apple of My Eye at Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Apple of my Eye are the uproarious troubadours of London's modern folk scene. Their music blends traditional English folk with modern songwriting, using vocal harmonies and traditional instruments. They play regularly around London are fast becoming regular highlights of the folk festivals including Secret Garden, Wilderness and headline slots at Stainsby and Exile festivals. Their latest album The Beast Below was released on 19 September 2016 to rave reviews.

"…a masterclass of storytelling through music." — Songwriting Magazine

APPLE OF MY EYE are

Dan Rusbridge — Harmonica, violin and vocals

Phil Cornwell — Double Bass and vocals

Chris Rusbridge — Bouzouki and vocals

Arran Glass — Guitar and vocals

Jo Silverston — Cello and vocals

Kit Massey — Violin and vocals

Alex Scott — Guitar and vocals

http://www.applesinlondon.com/

Support Act. Rebecca Jayne www.rebeccajayneofficial.com  Rebecca, last year released her debut EP, and continues to develop a reputation for her excellent vocal delivery and fine acoustic guitar technique. It is a pleasure to have here playing at our club

Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

Tickets £10 in advance

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