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Saturday 27th August 2016

Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie are a cover band like no other - 5 talented musicians playing the best Classic Rock tracks covering the last 40 years. From AC/DC to ZZ Top every track is performed to a high standard. Drawing from a list of over 40 songs every gig is different to the last. This will soon be followed by other tribute sets to include AC/DC, Thin Lizzy but we are open to suggestions.

The Shepherds Pie experience is a truly powerful show with blistering guitar breaks, thundering drums and Lung-busting vocals - exactly how these songs were meant to be in the heydey of Classic Rock.

Loud and Proud we are Shepherds Pie and if you love Rock then youll love us!!

website: http://www.shepherdspierock.co.uk/#_=_
http:// www.facebook.com/shepherdspiepersonal/?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Sunday 28th August 2016

SAUSAGE & CIDER FEST + METALHEAD + FIST FULL OF FOOZY

Come join us for our Annual Sausage and Cider Festival.

After a brilliant on last year and after great demand for another we are doing it all over again!

Come sample a selection of the finest sausages in the area and wash it down with a range of traditional ciders.

We have live music upstairs throughout the afternoon follow by more live music down in the venue from 8:30pm.

METALHEAD

The Ultimate Tribute to Heavy Metal. Bristol based cover band playing the music of the greatest icons in rock and heavy metal from the 1970s to the present day. Get ready to turn it up to 11 and rock out to the hits of AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses and many more! We put on a very visual, energetic and engaging live show featuring all your favourite anthems to get the audience rockin!

FIST FULL OF FOOZY

Fist Full of Foozy play a hard hitting blend of classic hard rock to modern day heavy metal.

A blend of original and cover songs carefully crafted to give you an irresistible urge to bang your head.

With a wide age range in the band (18-80) Fist Full of Foozy has a unique sound that will appeal to rock and metal fans of all ages.

So if you like it loud and heavy Fist Full of Foozy is the band for you.

Formed in 2010 for a bit of a laugh to celebrate Fast Foozys birthday, Fist Full of foozy has mutated over the past six years from a tongue in cheek covers band to the goliath metal monster its become today. A lot of hard luck plagued the band with a lot of personnel changes but the core of the band has remained the same pretty much from the beginning.( Fast Foozy) on lead guitar and spiritual leader of the band,( Steel Steve) on vocals and( K.Y) Jason keen on drums.

After a long slog of false starts Fist Full of Foozy has finally completed its line up with (Delbatron) Derek Fellowes on bass and the cherry on the cake with the incredibly talented (legendary Leo) Leo Phipps on lead and rhythm guitar

So after a bit of a break Fist Full of Foozy have been cutting their teeth with the new line up playing some local venues and festivals and are hungry for more. Next stop world domination.

website: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/1738061536483284/#
Doors open: 2:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Tuesday 30th August 2016

Jam Session

The Big Jam Session

A new twist on the old Open Mic Session at The Vic - weve turned it into a jam session for all to take part!

There will be house musicians to showcase the evening and for everybody to jam along with. Full backline and PA provided so just bring your guitars, sticks and whatever instrument you wish to play.

NO INSTRUMENTS PROVIDED.

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1689459854620925/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Wednesday 31st August 2016

Wacky Wednesday

For the best midweek party in town The Vic is the only place to be!
Our famous Wacky Wednesday has become an iconic night and known by all.
With happy hour drinks prices all night and the best karaoke you are sure to have fun. karaoke starts at 10pm so be sure to arrive early to secure your place on the list as we get very busy!


Wacky Wednesday at the Vic is the biggest and best mid week party in Swindon so come on down for Karaoke Madness and happy hour drinks deals. Come and join in the fun and let your hair down for some midweek craziness.

New Wacky Wednesday deals tonight! All pints 3.25, Pint Cocktails 5, shots 2 for 1 and SHOT SPECIAL AT 10PM 1 A SHOT FOR CACTUS JACK, SOURS AND SAMBUCCA!!!

website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thevicswindon/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 1st September 2016

Gaz Brookfield + Funke & The Two Tone Baby + Nick Felix +

GAZ BROOKFIELD
Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician from Swindon and now based in Bristol.

Since winning Acoustic magazines 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date.

Gaz remains the only unsigned solo artist to sell out The Fleece, Bristol. A feat he as now achieved 4 times. The last two times selling out over 6 months in advance.

Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gazs relelntless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. 2013 - 2015 saw Brookfield play at over 75 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite for 2016
.www.facebook.com/gazbrookfieldmusic

FUNKE & THE TWO TONE BABY
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.

Beyond the double microphones and trademark trilby is Dan Turnbull, a multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes who smashes stage, festival and string after string whilst sweeping up audiences and dropping jaws from Boomtown Fair to Kendal Calling and Secret Garden Party to Convoi de Fete (NL).

Underpinning performances is Balance, released summer 2015 and heralded as a masterpiece of an album by Louder Than War. Balance is a record that mixes musical mastery with an unhinged romp and a tour de force of powerful songwriting, heavy production and a superb collection of musical vignettes (R2 Magazine). Youll hear a full band before you see one man behind a wall of sound, so move your feet and dance off your face.
www.facebook.com/funkeandthetwotonebaby

NICK FELIX
Solo singer / songwriter from Swindon who flits between delicate folk meanderings and country tinged melodies, always with a generous amount of funky pop mixed in for good measure.
https://www.facebook.com/Nick-Felix-485769008146176/

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1736067256670036/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £5 (adv)
£5 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 2nd September 2016

Rockabilly Rumble

Swindons finest Rockabilly Band.

They play authentic rockabilly with the rumble stamp on every song.

Rockabilly Kev - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Andy Rocker - Snare/Vocals
Top Cat Kev (KING COLE) - Slap bass/Vocals

website: http://www.facebook.com/Rockabillyrumbleband/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Saturday 3rd September 2016

Just Floyd

Pink Floyd.

What could be said about this multi-platinum super-group that hasnt already been said? They are one of the most creative and enduring bands of all time.

Maidstone-based Just Floyd are a five piece outfit who pride themselves on capturing the sound and feel that is the magic of Pink Floyd.

They have a lightness and relaxed authenticity to their performance that is often commented on and commended - and feels closer to the original spirit of Pink Floyd than some of the robotic, studio performances typical of many tribute bands. There is an edge to this bands sound - live music at its best.

Its no surprise that the current line-up has been described as the most authentic live Pink Floyd tribute.

Yet despite this accolade, the band do not proclaim to be an imitation - youll see no stage theatrics, costumes or acting; and no original, unreliable 1970s equipment! Just Floyd is about the music of Pink Floyd.

Playing around the UK, with the occasional excursion into Europe, notable gigs include the Blue Room at Londons O2 Arena for Roger Waters Saturday performance of The Wall, the open-air Bromley Amphitheatre and opening the three-day Crystal Palace Park Garden Party festival, some forty years after Pink Floyd headlined there.

This band can seemingly please even the most die hard Pink Floyd fans - audience comments such as spot on and absolutely brilliant are the norm, even at the smallest venues.

If you enjoy the music and sound of Pink Floyd, do yourself a favour and see Just Floyd, just as soon as you can - you will not be disappointed.

website: http://www.justfloyd.co.uk
http:// www.facebook.com/justfloyduk/?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £6 (adv)
£7 (door)
Tickets:

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Wednesday 7th September 2016

WACKY WEDNESDAY

For the best midweek party in town The Vic is the only place to be!
Our famous Wacky Wednesday has become an iconic night and known by all.
With happy hour drinks prices all night and the best karaoke you are sure to have fun. karaoke starts at 10pm so be sure to arrive early to secure your place on the list as we get very busy!


Wacky Wednesday at the Vic is the biggest and best mid week party in Swindon so come on down for Karaoke Madness and happy hour drinks deals. Come and join in the fun and let your hair down for some midweek craziness.

New Wacky Wednesday deals tonight! All pints 3.25, Pint Cocktails 5, shots 2 for 1 a

website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thevicswindon/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 8th September 2016

Originals Night

3 Original bands TBC

website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thevicswindon/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Friday 9th September 2016

Hooch

HOOCH are a swindon band consisting of some of the towns greatest musicians playing all the best 90s music.

website: http://www.facebook.com/Hooch90/?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Saturday 10th September 2016

Reggae Garden After Party

Swindons Reggae Garden Festival which takes place during the day in the Old Town Gardens follows on for an After Party at The Vic from 9 - 2am

JAM JAH SOUNDS
Live DJ spinning the best reggae tunes - what better way to finish off the day!

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1643059869244832/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Wednesday 14th September 2016

Wacky Wednesday

For the best midweek party in town The Vic is the only place to be!
Our famous Wacky Wednesday has become an iconic night and known by all.
With happy hour drinks prices all night and the best karaoke you are sure to have fun. karaoke starts at 10pm so be sure to arrive early to secure your place on the list as we get very busy!


Wacky Wednesday at the Vic is the biggest and best mid week party in Swindon so come on down for Karaoke Madness and happy hour drinks deals. Come and join in the fun and let your hair down for some midweek craziness.

New Wacky Wednesday deals tonight! All pints 3.25, Pint Cocktails 5, shots 2 for 1 a

website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thevicswindon/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 15th September 2016

Polar Front + Homeplanetearth + Luke De-Sciscio

POLAR FRONT
https://www.polarfrontband.com/

Polar Front are an alternative three piece, combining R&B grooves with Indie atmospheres and Electro beats. Electronic and raw instrumentation merge to create atmospheric melodies, a hard-hitting rhythm section and soulful vocals. Inspired by the likes of, Jack Garratt, The Macabees, Daughter and PVRIS, Polar Front take contrasting genres to develop their own unique and modern sound

HOMEPLANETEARTH
https://www.facebook.com/homeplanetearthband

Homeplanetearth formed in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. Born and bred in England but blood running from across the world, these five friends have come together to simply create musical sounds.

Indie atmospheric synth sounds with melodic vocal harmonies from siblings Josephine and Thomas. Taking influence from a variety of different artists, homeplanetearth bring a dreamy, almost haunting new sound to some songs whilst contrasting it with bright happy tunes that you can dance the night away to.

LUKE DE-SCISCIO
https://www.facebook.com/Lukedesciscio

Taking the openingslot is Luke De-Sciscio, an old friend of SoP; an artist who, despite still being a veritable youngster, has been one of our go-to guys pretty much since Ed started promoting. Luke is a songwriter with a supremely gymnastic vocal style, one for who silence and space in a song are of equal importance to the notes and who likes to follow a process of total immersion in song-writing that allows him to search his soul and find the voice of each piece. The result is always spine-tingling and highly emotive.

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/144151962656425/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £3 (adv)
£3 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 16th September 2016

MUSE INC

MUSE INC come from staffordshire, are all big muse fans and recreate the sound and look of the band in as much detail as possible. They also have Dean Deavall from indie rockers FEEDER who brings his industry live experience to the set up. The band pride themselves on being the most accurate MUSE tribute on the scene. The band has energy, stage presence and most of all they are very competent musicians which is a pre requisite in a band such as this!!! Accept no imitations....apart from the best one!

website: http://www.museinc.co.uk
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £6 (adv)
£8 (door)
Tickets:

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Saturday 17th September 2016

The Bowie Experience

The Bowie Experience was first established in 1997, initially called Spaceboy (taking inspiration from the album outside) it was formed by a group of musicians attending music college.

Spaceboy played Beckenhams annual Bowiefest (sharing a stage with Steve Harley), appeared in Dazed and Confused magazine and recorded the Laughing Gnome for an animation company in Cologne, Germany, before ending its run at the Bournemouth Festival of Light outdoor concert in late 1998.

In 2003, Laurence performed live as David Bowie at The Royal Albert Hall, and in the same year The Bowie Experience supported Roy Wood
(of Wizard fame) in Scotland.

From 2004/5 to date The Bowie Experience have been featured regularly on davidbowie.com and Blam (of Bowienet) asked for two copies of the unplugged cd from the Bowie Experience, one for him, and one for
Mr Bowie.

Laurence as Ziggy Stardust was employed by British Telecom to promote their Mars Communicator at Leicester Space Centre, he was asked by Sky Tv to appear at the launch of the Biography Channel, Ziggy also appeared in Armando Ianuccis comedy series Time Trumpet, and Dont Tell The Bride for the BBC, recreated the Ziggy Stardust album cover photograph by appearing in Heddon street to feature in an app for the Museum of London and performed at the very top of the
gherkin building in central London.

In 2009 The Bowie Experience played an outdoor festival in Surrey supporting The Boomtown Rats (and ended up playing the headline slot!)

On the 6th June 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary (to the day) of the Ziggy Stardust album release, BowieXP performed the Ziggy Stardust album in full, live in Heddon Street, London (the original location for the album cover photograph) under the newly unveiled plaque which marks the spot.

The Bowie Experience continues to tour, appearing regularly at festivals, theatres and venues throughout the UK and Europe.

website: http://www.thebowiexperience.co.uk
http:// www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bowie-Experience/215463591873257?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £8 (adv)
£8 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 23rd September 2016

Jilted Generation

Jilted Generation - The Worlds Only full live tribute band to the Prodigy have been tearing it up around the UK and parts of Europe.

The bands debut year saw them play mainly in the local venues close to where they are based; the West Midlands and then eventually they began branching out to larger venues around the Birmingham and Staffordshire area.

The band began receiving major offers such as playing The Stamford Riverside Festival accompanied by former Prodigy guitarist Gizz Butt, of whom likened the experience as having a flashback. Gizz also made another appearance with the band at a show in Peterborough. Later in the year, the band also got the fantastic opportunity to play in Malta, alongside a TV appearance in the country. Regular bookings in new venues up and down the country appeared for the Jilted Generation and they took full advantage; bringing their chaotic show to new crowds. Following another Malta appearance, the band reached new heights by playing the Glastonbudget Tribute Band Festival in front of over a thousand people.

Following a very successful couple of years filled with new opportunities, one of the biggest came in the form of getting booked overseas once more, this time in Holland. Another Glastonbudget Festival appearance followed thereafter and also playing the dance arenas in such events as Fantazia & Raindance. This gave the band a chance to play Prodigy sets consisting of material from 1991-1995, a much loved period for the fans and band alike.

As the world saw the launch of the 5th Prodigy studio album; Invaders Must Die This proved an exciting time for the Jilted Generation. This helped breathe new life into the sets and proved to be an experimental time for the band as they got a first hand chance to experience how the new tracks slotted into their established set alongside the mainstay live songs such as Out of Space, Voodoo People, Breathe, Firestarter and Smack My Bitch Up. Once again the band got booked in Europe, this time Belgium came calling, as did Holland. More rave events followed as did various venues around the country mixed in with a number of University shows, one of which took place at Staffordshire Uni. The band shared the same stage as Plan B amongst other established chart acts. Couple this with two consecutive headline slots at the tribute band festival Tribfest, the band have had a very successful time.

The band still play in an eclectic mix of venues; ranging from the small local shows to huge festival crowds around Great Britain and Europe. No matter what size the venue or crowd, the energy and passion stays the same. The band played to their biggest ever crowd of over 7,000 hardcore live music lovers at Glastonbudget. A very special show indeed.

website: http://www.facebook.com/theprodigytributeband
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £6 (adv)
£8 (door)
Tickets:

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Saturday 24th September 2016

Plummie Racket & The Dice Men + Years Young + Antony Willis

PLUMMIE RACKET & THE DICE MEN

Plummie Racket has been gigging in and around town here there and every where for the last 8 years landing support slots with Space, Sham 69, Twisted Wheel, Inspiral Carpets and many more taking him on tours of Germany for the last 3 years armed with only an acoustic.
Now with a full band line up the sound has been transformed, records have been made and are ready to gig making this not a show to be missed.).

Band Members include :

Jordan OSullivan - Guitar
Thomas Macca McCarthy - Drums
Luke Wride - Bass
Samuel Widzy - Keys

YEARS YOUNG

Years Young are an Alternative Rock Quartet from North Lincolnshire. The band had already earned the title as one of the most anticipated bands of 2015, after spending the first 9 months carefully planning a launch that would instantly stamp their name on the scene.

Taking influences from bands such as Biffy Clyro, Mallory Knox and Don Broco, the band have a live show that is powerful, polished and by no means timid.

2015 sees the release of their first single, Miracles on August 15th with a hectic schedule to follow into 2016, including a major UK tour and the release their Debut EP Hiraeth, recorded with Producer Roni Szpakowski at Peak Studios and mastered by Brian Lucey in Los Angeles.

Years Young are a band you need to take note of - Backseat Mafia

Years Young are:

Luke Colclough - Vocals/Guitar
Danny Binnington - Guitar
Gary Butler - Bass
Ollie Griffiths - Drums

ANTONY WILLIS

Frontman of local legends A WAY WITH WORDS steps foot on stage for a rare solo show.


website: http://www.facebook.com/plummieofficial/home
http:// www.facebook.com/yearsyoungmusic/home
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £3 (adv)
£3 (door)
Tickets:

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