5 Things This Week – in Staines


See up & coming band Hollow Limit at Ashford

Hollow Limit

Brooklands College Ashford Campus, July 09 2008 8PM £5

Hollow Limit has been ‘on the way’ for some years now. Months and months of practice, a few line-up changes, recording and lots and lots of gigging… but now now they’re finally ready to rock your world.

Having recently won the Brooklands College battle of the bands (that featured no less than seven almost equally impressive bands in the line-up) the winning band are now going for gold.

They have recently played at the Birmingham NEC with good friends ‘Trash The Forgotten’ and ‘Loaded Dice’ in front of around a thousand people to a great response and will now be playing Ashford Campus.

Present line-up:

Dan – Singing with the angels

Mike – Tickling some strings

Tommy – New String Rocker

George – Plays the four string thing

Luke – Just whacks some skins

Greg – Temporary Rhythm rocker (Spain Tour 2008)

Check them on:


Well done lads!


Enjoy the ‘Specials’ legend – Neville Staple – in concert

Neville Staple

Jul 10 2008 8:00P The Hare & Hounds, Sunbury-on-Thames

Best known for his work writing & composing, the lead singer from The Specials, and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.

Neville’s biography and past projects read like a who’s who of rock. He has worked with such legends as Elvis Costello (The Specials 1979 Chrysalis Records), David Byrne (Fun Boy 3 Waiting 1983 Chrysalis Records), and Ali Campbell (Today’s Specials 1996 Kuff Records/Virgin), to name only a few.

His talents are found on the unique tribute album, Searching For Jimi Hendrix (1999 Capitol Records) a project that Neville is personally quite proud of. In addition to having recorded with some of rock’ most famous, he has also shared the stage with such icons as Ranking Roger (English Beat) forming Special Beat. Although this line-up never actually recorded an album they successfully toured the U.S. with Sting and Steel Pulse, which ultimately lead up to their own headline tour.

Some of Neville’s recent projects and collaborations include hooking up with Roger Lomas, in Coventry, England to record Skinhead Girl and Conquering Ruler for Trojan Records (UK), and co-producing with John Avila (Oingo Boingo) The Best of The Specials & Fun Boy 3 Performed by Neville Staple for Cleopatra Records in Los Angeles, CA. In America Neville was also in the studio with Unwritten Law recording on tracks for their release, ELVA for Interscope Records. Desorden Publico the Venezuelan ska band met up with Neville in Miami the Fall of 2000 (Venezuela). The band has release this song as a video as well in heavy rotation on MTV Espanol. You’ll find some of Neville’s newest solo work on VANS, Off The Wall Volume IV compilation CD. In 2002, released on Cleopatra Records Special Ska Au Go Go. This CD features Neville’s own original tracks with some old skool songs in the mix.

Since 1998 Neville has been on a mission to entertain, successfully touring Japan, South America and extensively touring North America with his own band. Above all he is a performer. It is worth seeing Neville’s live performance, his captivation stage presence and distinct voice are well worth it. Catch his show this week in Sunbury-on-Thames , and you’ll get a mix of old favourites plus loads of his brand new original solo material.

Band Members:

Neville Staple – Vocals
Angry – Guitar
Waz – Trombone
Sledge – Bass
Joey – Keyboards
Drummie – Drums



Get the Dolce Vita feeling- Staines

Italian Market - Staines

Italian Open Air Market July 10-11 STAINES HIGH STREET

Enjoy the sights, sounds and Mmmm… the smells of Italy too at the STAINES open air Italian market this weekend. All food and treats are genuinely Italian and range from goodies such as cakes, pastries, sweets, olives and spices to favourite staples such as biscuits, pasta, cheeses and cured meats. A mouth-watering taste of Italy in our own home town market-place. It cannot be missed.

And don’t forget that Italian food is good for you too … so you are given permission to tickle your taste-buds and purchase some tantalising treats from the traders.


Get your holiday reading in – local author

Prank!  By Hag Hughes

Prank! By local author – Price £8.54 (5% discount) from Amazon

The Hilarious New Book by Hag Hughes

Lots of local landmarks feature in the new book by New Haw author Hag Hughes make this an entertaining read- just right for your summer reading list.

The plot of the story revolves around the World Endurance championship and features fun-loving Weybridge man Paul “Hazy” Hayes who spends most of his booze-fuelled time plotting wind-ups. Then during one of his pranks something goes horribly wrong and someone winds up dead. If you were a mate of Hazy’s would you help him dispose of the body and cover-up the evidence? We follow Hazy as he battles with friends, foes, lovers and his own conscience and attempts to hold his life and sanity together under the crumbling reality of divorce and self-destruction. Oh, and don’t forget the body in the boot of his car…

With references to lanmarks in Shepperton, Addlestone, Brooklands and Weybridge, this is a great book for any local reader.

Order Your copy of Prank! Click Here Now

Availability: In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk
Highly Recommended


See pop princess ‘Kylie’ at Ascot

Kylie Tribute at Ascot Club 1

Kylie Tribute July 11th Club 1 Ascot from £7.87 per ticket –

No.1 High Street , Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JF ( Next to the Racecourse )

Entry Prices : £5 before 10 pm, £7.50 before 11pm, £10 after

Tel: 01344 874500

Tribute to the pop queen Kylie Minogue- enjoy the show in the luxurious and refined setting of Club 1, Ascot.


Get Your Tickets for Beck Theatre, Hayes

The Beck Theatre
Grange Road

Visit AdPontes-Staines Regularly for Staines Arts


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