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Bez and Domino Bones with Garage Flowers

Bez at Firestation Windsor

Bez and Domino Bones + Garage Flowers

The Firestation Arts Centre

St Leonards Road Windsor SL4 3BL
February 05   8:00p

Ignition! In Association with muhead.com returns for 2010 after a year and a half of bringing the very best in bands you may know and bands you certainly don’t!

And what a way to kick off the new season, an appearance by the living legend that is …Bez!

Mark Berry, better known to millions as ‘Bez’ was the figurehead for a generation,as the freaky dancing, maraca playing mascot to seminal Salford band and ‘Madchester’ legends The Happy Mondays.

Bez’s life and career have more ups and downs than most, from bankruptcy to winning celebrity Big Brother, to reforming the Mondays to best selling author. His autobiography ‘Freaky Dancing’ has become a modern day classic, charting his unbelievable life and times, with terrifyingly funny anecdotes of his chemical excesses.

Bez is now back in the public eye having formed a new band Domino Bones taking on the role of ‘Lead Ranting Preacher, Tambourine and Freaky Dancing’ and is joined by the considerable talents of Monica Ward on lead vocals, Winker (ex-Bodnies) on Bass, Simon Moore (of Ian Brown and Stone Roses fame) and the fantastic Wags (former band member of Happy Mondays and Black Grape) on guitars.

Formed around a camp fire in Joe strummer’s back garden! Bez and Domino Bones last single/video for “Rattle’ was supported by MTV2 and VH2. Their manic stage show has seen them storm the most prestigious festivals and support slots, including: Glastonbury, K-festival, D-Percussion, Get Loaded and they were also support to Ian Brown on his recent tour.

Soulful, Rock n’Roll, Reggae, Funk and Baggy all fall into the mix, along with an explosive live show, Bez and Domino Bones are a sheer hedonistic joy of a band…

Support comes from Reading based Indie upstarts ‘Garage Flowers’, hipness, attitude and swagger combine with a ear for a tune to make a formidable live force..

The Firestation Arts Centre

St Leonards Road Windsor SL4 3BL
February 05   8:00p

Bez and Domino Bones + Garage Flowers





Ad Pontes Staines- music arts & going out IN STAINES


5 Things – This Week in Staines


Naughty but Nice Punk Rock at Staines

Malloys at Staines

The Malloys
Feb 05 2009

The group was formed by Paul “Belch” Belcher (lead vocals), Matthew “Mush” Dalrymple (guitar) and Matthew “Bnudd” Early (drums), who were soon joined by Nick Feltham (bass).The Malloys went through a line-up change when Dalrymple fell ill, and was replaced on guitar by Chris “Savvy” Restrick. When Dalrymple got better, he re-joined the band as rhythm guitarist, but quit several month later for personal reasons.

The band initially gained prominence performing on the London live music circuit. With much label interest, they declined any offers and decided to form they own independent record label Chestnut Road Records and released their debut EP Countries Crisis… The following year, the band recorded No One Likes Us with replacement guitarist Restrick now as full time member, and a year on from there the Naughty Naughty EP was released.

The fourth studio EP by the band will be recorded in late 2008/early 2009, and although an official release date has not been confirmed, it is rumoured to be out in February/March 2009.


The Malloys will be supported by TrueBeat

TrueBeat are refreshing new ska band from West London breaking onto the scene as ska makes a real comeback. Their sound is lively and energetic with a wide range of influences – so put on your skankin shoes as this is real get on the dance floor SKA! They have recently recorded their first EP which has had a fantastic reception and they are definitely a band to keep a close eye on.





Local 2-piece Musical Do-Gooders – Staines

Succotash at Staines

Feb 06 2009
Riverside Club

Mix together some mellow lyrics and solid acoustic guitar with a dash or two of meaningful elemental percussion and what have you got?  Staines favourite musical cocktail -Succotash!

When not working on their other major projects (Staines favourite bands Foulplay and Five Foot Something) these two charmers play as a wholesome twosome…witness the smooth sounds this week at Staines Riverside Club…

Staines Riverside Club Laleham Road Staines £3 entry



Master of Music  – Ascot

Frank Griffish Nonet

Frank Griffith

Feb 08 2009

Frank was originally from Oregon & lived in New York from 1980-95. Bachelor of Fine Arts from City College of New York & Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. Now living in London. As a composer & arranger has worked with Jon Hendricks, Lionel Hampton, Ron Carter & the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. In the UK has written for NYJO, Tony Coe/Norma Winstone & Mark Nightingale. Has played with Jon Hendricks, Ron Carter, Jack McDuff, Mel Torme.

His nonet was established many years ago and has played many festivals. The musicians include Bob Martin, alto, Mick Foster, baritone, Henry Lowther, trumpet, trumpet, Martin Gladdish, trombone, Tim Lapthorn, piano, Paul Morgan, bass,and Paul Clavis, drums.

Upcoming shows

Sunday, 8th February
Show will start at 1pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special – entrance and roast lunch £12…


80’s & 90’s  Hits – Live Band – Live in Windsor

The Velvet Hearts

Velvet Hearts
Feb 06
Old Ticket Hall

The Velvet Hearts were born in 2007. Frustrated with the industry, the band started posting live performances of their gigs on the website YouTube. These videos achieved phenomenal success, notching up 300,000 hits in just six weeks, gathering more subscribers than megastars Gwen Stefani and Gorillaz.

Their unique style, killer hooks and emotive lyrics are a result of Newman and Jones’ songwriting partnership, a journey that began in the music room in their early school days.

The ballsy rock edged sound of The Hearts certainly pays homage to rootsy rock’n’roll, but they are more than just a blues-rock band, their songs are stooped in emotion and offer the listener something more than your token ‘rock band’.

Grammy award winning producer Mark Pastoria stumbled across the band on YouTube and word of The Velvet Hearts spread to his studio in Motown. Only a few weeks later The Velvet Hearts flew to Detroit and recorded their debut album ‘Into The World’.

Cost: £3


AC/DC to ZZ Top Classic Rock- Live in Egham

Blue Fuses Crown Egham

Blue Fuses
Feb 07 2009

BLUE FUSES have been gigging with their current line up since the end of 1994. Originally a blues band, these STAINES favourites now cover pretty much everything from AC/DC to Frank Zappa, via Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. In other words, CLASSIC ROCK!

The band delivers a tight, highly entertaining performance, every time. This is not a band that hides in the corner apologising for its existence! They play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining an audience… check the ADPONTES-STAINES live review here.

The Crown
High St, EGHAM, TW20 9DP




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High School Musical - In Staines

Get ready for “the start of something new!” …

The Stage Version comes to Staines

3 Apr 2008 – 4 Apr 2008

Disney’s phenomenally successful made-for-tv movie comes to a local
stage! High School Musical is fast becoming one of the most sought
after shows and will be staged by the Star EFX Shepperton Showtime
Academy this April.

The stage production based on the Disney Channel Original Movie HIGH
SCHOOL MUSICAL is going live in STAINES with a strictly limited run
at the Magna Carta Arts Centre, Egham.

Prepare yourself for the chance to see your favourite movie brought to
life in the our home-town – this show is everything you love about the movie
with added fun. Watch the twists and turns of the lovable schoolmates – Troy, super-popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, super-smart transfer
student and a genius in science class – as they surf the tricky tides of peer pressure and canteen cliques to follow their dreams and score the leads in the big school show, and a place in each others hearts.

Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE follows the much-loved story
of the movie, featuring all your favourite characters and songs, together with two brand new numbers performed by the hottest localdancers and electrifying live
music. So “get’cha head in the game!” And go totally wild for Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

2 hrs 10 mins

19:30 on April 3rd and 4th SO BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!

Magna Carta Arts Centre
Thorpe Road
TW18 3HJ

Event contact details
Telephone: 0800 298 4360


Adults £12 Concessions £10


Min-Jin Kym at Riverside Arts Centre

Min-Jin Kym at Sunbury, Riverside Arts Centre, Fri 4th April 7:30P

Violin and Piano Recital

Min-Jin Kym – Violin
Ian Brown- Piano

Friday 4th April 7:30P

MinJin was born in Korea in 1978. Her talent was discovered when she
became the youngest scholar accepted at the Purcell School. Aged twelve she won the Premier Mozart Competition in Italy and a Scholarship to the Royal College of
Music followed a few years later. Since then a dazzlingly successful career has included appearances with the Berlin Symphony, the Philharmonia and the Royal
Philharmonic as well as concerts throughout Europe. Future plans include performances of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concertos and recording Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasie with the LSO. In the words
of the virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci, “She is that rare species – a born violinist”.

Ian Brown’s career embraces solo playing, chamber music and conducting. He has partnered some of the world’s finest soloists, including Rostropovitch, Isserlis
and most recently has been touring and recording with Maxim Vengerov

Box Office 07878 193 432

Tickets £20 inc. glass of wine



Elephant Man

The Elephant Man, Richmond Theatre – 1st to 5th April

Directed by Ellie Jones, the hottest young talent around!

The Elephant Man

Tue 1 – Sat 5 April 2008


By Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Ellie Jones
Designed by Ellen Cairns

This extraordinary, sensitive play won all the major awards on
Broadway when first produced, including a Tony for Best Play, and
was made into the hugely successful BAFTA winning David Lynch movie, but has rarely been seen on stage in this country.Abandoned, alone, a freak show
attraction deemed a public indecency – John Merrick is infamous in Victorian England due to the extreme deformity of his body. Seeking the help of a young
doctor he is admitted to the prestigious London Hospitaland over the years Merrick is changed from obscene and pitiful freak to the witty favourite of the
aristocracy. But can he ever truly be accepted for who he is beneath his deformities and become a man like any other?

One of the UK’s hottest young directors, Ellie Jones, directs a
dynamic ensemble company in this electric heart-rending true story, in this brand new production of The Elephant Man.

Don’t miss this superb evening of stylishly staged, emotionally
engaging drama.A production created by Sheffield Theatres

Exclusive Offer!
£12 tickets
Tue 1 – Fri 4 April, 7.45pm
Call the Box Office on 0870 060 6651 (bkg fee)
and quote “Exclusive website offer”

“Not to be missed”
Sunday Times

Book now for a superb evening of stylishly staged, emotionally
engaging drama!