5 Things – This Week in Staines


Indie/ Punk – Live in Staines This Week

The Valkyries at Staines

The Valkyries
Apr 26 2009

Buckle Up – presents this Progressive / Indie / Punk band – The Valkyries playiong with ACE



Buckle Up Staines



60’s to 80’s Soul Classics Live at Ascot

Fran the Cat - Jagz Ascot

Frank the Cat
Apr 25 2009

With their vibrant versions of sixties seventies and eighties soul, disco and funk covers, Frank The Cat has built up a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

The ten piece band is made up of the tightest rhythm section, a three piece brass section to blow you away, two mighty fine girl singers and the soulful lead vocal talents of Roy Gayle.

Anyone who’s seen Frank The Cat at one of their regular venues or at a private party will testify – you’ve just got to get on up – and dance…

Playing songs from such artists as: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Kool and the Gang, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Green and Stevie Wonder.

Frank the Cat radiate an infectious party atmosphere… delivering a dynamic and lively experience, they come with their own flexible sound system, sufficient for a small bar or large auditorium… with lights and can also provide background
music to suit your personal taste during the evening, to make a very special event oh so much more special.

Upcoming shows

Saturday, 25th April
Show will start at 8.45
Ticket cost: £8.00
Doors open from 7.30pm. £26 for 2 courses and entrance (£30 for 3 courses). Entrance for the bands is £8 but is strictly

limited and on a first come first served basis. Entrance for dining or just the band INCLUDES free entrance to the nightclub


Exciting Live Rock – Party Time in Hampton

Kiln at Royal Oak Hampton

Apr 24 2009
Royal Oak

Kiln are an exhilarating rock / pop / funk covers band who have been gigging, teaching and recording for a number of years in the home counties, London and abroad.

Their dynamic showman singer knows how to get a party going and the drums, guitar and bass provide an energetic, versatile and danceable mix of songs from the 60’s to the present day. They play for pubs, weddings, conventions, corporate events and the occasional high society party!

Kiln promise a fun entertaining evening and always guarantee to get the crowd on their feet dancing




Jazz Tenor Sax Giant –  Ascot

Ray Gelato Quartet:Jagz Ascot

Ray Gelato
Apr 26 2009

Nominated for BBC Radio 2 ‘ Heart of Jazz Award’  2008

Ray Gelato was absorbing the influence of jazz giants long before he first picked up a tenor sax 30 years ago. The London-born son of a music-loving American airman normally is leading his Giants with a predictably winning swagger but
today will be playing straight ahead jazz with a great quartet. On piano is his favorite sideman, Richard Busiakiewicz, with Alec Dankworth, bass, and Matt Home, drums.

Ray is truly one of the last in the long line of ‘great’ Jazz entertainers with countless albums, releases and world tours under his belt, and 25 years in the business. He’s scooped a number of awards and nominations including Ronnie Scotts Best band, plus a nomination for BBC Radio 2 Jazz Artist Of The Year in 2006 and BBC ‘Heart Of Jazz’ in 2008.

With performances all over the world, he’s twice been requested to perform by personal invitation of HM the Queen, opened for Robbie Williams at The Royal Albert Hall, not to mention private appearances for the likes of Richard
Branson, Elle McPherson and a personal invitation to perform at Paul McCartney’s wedding. Other performances include sets with BBC Symphony Orchestra live in Hyde Park, The Proms, and a superb show backed by a 35 piece orchestra
alongside Katie Melua and Will Young at the BBC’s VE Day Concert in Trafalgar Square. Further TV appearences include This Morning, Top Of The Pops, BBC News and Stritcly Come Dancing. Ray has just released a brand new album, ‘Salute to
the Great Entertainers’, in which he pays tribute to his some of his musical heroes. Recently Ray and the Giants enjoyed two sold out weeks at Ronnie Scotts. Gelato being a keen chef has also written a cookbook, entitled ‘Cookin’ with Ray’.
More then 100 copies were sold during Ray’s Xmas Ronnies Scott’s run.

Upcoming shows

Sunday, 26th April
Show will start at doors 12.30pm, two sets from 1pm to 3.30pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special, entrance and roast lunch £12. 




Four Piece Rock Covers –   Live in Windsor

The Stratospheres Old Ticket Hall Windsor

Apr 25 2009
Old Ticket Hall

The Stratospheres are a four piece rock and pop functions outfit based in Buckinghamshire. Playing classic songs from the 60’s through to the latest anthems, this band is eager to please and always puts on a great show. Expect covers of The Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Killers and Oasis to name a few. They are a young band not to be missed.


… WINDSOR Old Ticket Hall

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