5 Things XMAS week in Staines

1.

Xmas Eve at the HOB -Open till 2am

Xmas Eve at The Hob

xmas eve @ the hobgoblin staines
only pub in staines to be open past 2am

A night of Djs playing the tunes you wish were on the jukebox
TeaBagHero
Ed Case & Phil Yer Boots
Guest dj TBA
DJ Peertumi
BLAL

only pub in staines to be open past 2am

£2 in advance £3 on door
includes raffle and free shots through night

Great warm atmosphere terrific looking bar staff and cool cool beer !!

2.

Boogie Down to the Modern Groove- in Ascot

The quotes


Dec 24 2008      8:00P The Quotes at Bar Four     Reading

Apart from regular dates in Reading, Theale and Cookham Dean, The Quotes have recently taken up Wednesday night residency at the White Lotus Sports Bar, Henley on Thames and from October 2008 onwards, the band will be taking it to the next level with dates to be announced throughout the UK and Europe with Italian dates already in the diary.

On September 26th 2008, the self-titled debut album from The Quotes was launched in Reading to a hall packed with supporters spanning a wide age range. Their appeal to teen listeners and university-goers is an obvious one due to their songs’ energetic and modern feel, but also for the seasoned rock listeners, old enough to be their parents… the quality and tightness of their songs shines through and puts them in a class above most debut bands.

On one hand there were signs of Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight and The Zutons but on the other, was Bon Jovi, The Verve and dare I say it, hints of Robbie Williams vocal quality, wrapped into a stunningly polished performance that had the crowd screaming for more at the end. And we got more…in the form of a 12-track album which could easily result in some chart topping material if the right commercial backing is found. Emma Dilemma and Why Johnny Why stand out as candidates for serious radio play but 4 or 5 more tracks including Clowns and Superstars and the ballad, Glorious Day also deserve serious recognition.

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/thequotes


3.

Sensational Seasonal Sax – at Ascot

Jazz

Kelvin Christiane Quartet Sunday, 28th December Jagz Ascot


Kelvin Christiane is one of best saxophonists and flautists on the London scene and has been leading his own bands for the past fifteen years and has released twelve CD’s of his originals and standards. The latest CD ‘Piper at the Pearly Gates’ 2006 (with Mark Nightingale on trombone) … ‘a band of astonishing virtuosity…’ Humphrey Lyttleton’s ‘Best of Jazz’ Radio 2. A graduate from the Leeds College of Music he has played with all the top musicians on the UK scene He performs regularly at the major festivals in the UK and Europe which has included Nice and Montauban, France, and is now busy running the Twickenham Jazz Club with his wife Lesley. His quartet includes Alex Hutton, piano, Raph Mizraki, bass, and Noel Joyce drums.

Kelvin is a saxophonist, flautist,clarinettist, and composer who has been leading his own bands for the past seventeen years. A graduate from Leeds, he performs regularly at Jazz clubs and festivals in Europe and UK, including Nice, Montauban, Brecon, Swanage.

He works alongside artists such as Bernard Purdie, Gilad Atzmon, Alan Barnes, Don Weller, Peter King, Jim Mullen, Janusz Carmello.

To date he has released twelve CD’s of originals and standards most of which have been featured on Humphrey Lyttleton’s ’Best of Jazz’ Radio 2. The latest CD ’Piper at the Pearly Gates’ 2006 (with Mark Nightingale on trombone) ’…a band of astonishing virtuosity…’

The quartet features Alex Hutton – piano Dave Mannington – double bass, Les Cirkel – drums. Their set will include a tribute to Roland Kirk plus standards from the American songbook and Kelvin’s originals.
Upcoming shows

Sunday, 28th December
Show will start at Doors 12.30pm, music at 1pm and 2.30pm.
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special offer – entrance and roast lunch £12.

4.

SOUL & FUNKY GET DOWN- in Windsor

Soul Funk get down

Dec 24 2008      8:00P
SOUL & FUNKY GET DOWN     WINDSOR old ticket hall

Old ticket hall – Windsor
01753 854554

12-24-2008 20:00 at SOUL & FUNKY GET DOWN
THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR, SL4
Cost: £4 in advance £5 on door
CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY – FEATURING DJ SPENCER LOWE & KYRI (R2 RECORDS)



5.

Pure Rock Covers- at Old Ticket Hall Windsor

jimi

The Stratospheres

Wed 31st Dec: Old Ticket Hall Windsor

Buckinghamshire 4 piece rock and pop covers outfit –

Button – Frontman
Kendridge – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Phil – Bass & Vocals
Jon – Drums

With a set list thats includes songs from the 60’s to the present, expect songs from Oasis, Kings of Leon, Lynard Skynard, The Killers, Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Fratellis, The Coral, Rolling Stones, Blink 182, Cream, The Zutons and more.

They’re a young upbeat band that simply loves to entertain and play great music!

See ’em this Christmas – make a night of it!

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