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Wednesday 25th May 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 26th May 2016

Bloodstock Metal 2 The Mases

Bloodstock Festival and Dredded Vyrus Promotions have teamed up to bring Metal To The Masses back to Swindon!

One band involved in M2TM Swindon WILL go on to play the highly decorated New Blood Stage infont of 2000+ raging metalheads! Theres also a chance for bands to earn a slot on bigger European festivals (more details revealed soon).

This is the last heat before the Semi-Final on June 9th and the Final which takes place on June 24th!

SLEEP INERTIA was formed by ex-members of The Dead Lay Waiting are bringing melodic breaks and brutal beats to the local metal scene.

www.facebook.com/sleepinertiaband/
www.sleepinertia.bigcartel.com

HOMELAND are a five piece experimental ambient rock/metal band music from South-West of the United Kingdom.

www.facebook.com/homelandband
www.homelandband.bandcamp.com


DRIP-FED EMPIRE are a Bristol based duo that fuses dark ambience and industrial electronic elements with a modern Heavy Metal backbone. Expect Brutal Breakdowns and Distorted Drops!.

dripfedempire.bandcamp.com/releases
www.facebook.com/DripFedEmpire
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpM5ZUvcb8A

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/181851202176922/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £4 (adv)
£5 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 27th May 2016

Going Underground

Going Underground are a raucous Ska band hailing from Swindon. Originals and the standards.

Two Tone
The Specials
The Beat
The Selecter
The Clash
Opivy/Rancid
Bosstones
RBF

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

 

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Saturday 28th May 2016

Kova Me Badd

Kova Me Badd are a ten legged party machine, hailing from the darkest recesses of Swindon, England and can possibly be described as Swindons one and only parody covers band.

You find them playing cover band classics, such as Mustang Sally or anything by Stereophonics. Its strickly bizness, as they play tunes by musical heavyweights such as R Kelly, Boys2Men and other turgid NOW album favourites.

Their influences range from John Leslie, Books about war, Early nineties rave music, TV-AM, Locking Jamie in the broom cupboard with Andi Peters, Anything where Rusty Lee is cooking..

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

 

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Tuesday 31st May 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 1st June 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 2nd June 2016

Songs Of Praise 10 year Anniversary Show

There are times when a whole community comes together, like on the release of a new Richard Curtis movie or the hunt for a serial killer, well here is a show for the whole of Swindons musical community to get behind. A fortuitous series of alignments have meant that one of our regular Thursday slots also happens to fall on Daves 62nd birthday and...with a bit of chronological license, the 10th anniversary of Songs of Praise. And where better to celebrate it than where it all began, on the first Thursday of the month at The Victoria.

We have a cracking line up for you.


Port Erin bring their strange, psychedilic soulfulness meets proggy melodic rock, Raze*Rebuilt add some punky Americana to the procedings, King In Mirrors offer a dash of post-punk jangle and Canutes Plastic Army open the night with some lovely intricate folk-pop.

But more than that these bands all contain people who have helped build and develop Songs of Praise into what it is today through their support and friendship, help and wisdom.

Also one of the people responsible for all this nonsense in the first place will be spinning a few tunes, I give you Mark E Moon...(after all we dont want him)

Add to that a few nostalgic visuals and a killer playlist and it should be one hell of a night.

Why not come along and help us celebrate a decade of original music in this town and look forward to at least a decade more from us.

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1674576132798454/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Friday 3rd June 2016

The Corsairs

Founded in January 1992

Psychobilly / Punk/ Ska/ Retro

Band Members
The Corsairs line-up for 2014 is:

Mark Loveridge - Lead vocals & double bass
Tom Dalby Guitar
Nigel parsler - Drums

Oxfordshire, UK

website: http://www.facebook.com/The-Corsairs-181042015270361/timeline
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Saturday 4th June 2016

Nirvana UK +

The most authentic Nirvana Tribute out there! Not only are they a very close look to the original, they play with mostly the same equipment as well as already being able to sound like them.

True fans recreating the music of one of rocks most influential acts of all time.

website: http://www.facebook.com/nirvana.tribute.796/timeline
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £6 (adv)
£8 (door)
Tickets:

click here for ticket bookings on-line

 

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Wednesday 8th June 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 9th June 2016

The Useless Eaters + Fifteen Years + Rebel Station

THE USELESS EATERS

The Useless Eaters U.K. are an explosive band, who truly capture the very heart of the punk scene. With their raw energy, attitude and, above all, their ability to accurately recreate the classic sound of the British and American punk; The Useless Eaters will return you to the iconic music of late 70s and if you cant remember it, they will give you a taste of what it was really like. Featuring the music of The Clash, The Pistols, The Ramones, Damned, along with original songs they will give you a guaranteed great night out.

FIFTEEN YEARS

Bristol Punk Rock
Formed early 2016,
4 dudes playing hard and fast!

REBEL STATION

Members: Monkey - Vox & Lead Guitar Major Tom - Vox & Bass Captain Impetuous - Drums & Vox
Punk Rock 'n' Roll
FromGloucester, Swindon & Oxford

website: http://www.facebook.com/TUEUK/timeline
http:// www.facebook.com/15YearsBristol/timeline
http:// www.rebelstation.uk
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £3 (adv)
£3 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 10th June 2016

A Way With Words + Over To You + As The Sun Sleeps +

Established on 23 March 2013, A Way With Words known as a brash, exciting and assertive rock band, have been storming their local music scene as the up and coming band from Swindon.

After playing their first headline gig at a charity event in the town, and numerous gigs and shows across the West, A Way With Words have self-produced their first Extended Play (EP). Now Or Never is out now and available through the band page music tab or soundcloud for free. The CD itself is available from the band at any gig or message the band to be sent a copy!

A Way With Words played at Wychwood Festival on May 30th 2014, opening the main stage for bands such as, The Boomtown Rats, Newton Faulkner, The Stranglers and The Levellers. They will also be playing as many gigs, festivals and shows across 2014 as part of an EP launch and promotion.

Mid 2014 the band recruited Doug Smith who added an extra lead Guitar & Vocal. This has allowed the band to write and play more freely and with James and Matt both working on adding a further dimension to the melodies, the sound is just getting bigger.

The support from friends and family so far has been phenomenal and the band cannot thank them enough, and hope to see you at one of their gigs, shows or a festival sometime soon.

OVER TO YOU

Punk rock 3-piece from Swindon

AS THE SUN SLEEPS

Pop-Punk from Swindon, Wiltshire.

website: http://www.awaywithwordsofficial.com
http:// www.facebook.com/AWayWithWordsOfficial/?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £3 (adv)
£4 (door)
Tickets:

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Saturday 11th June 2016

Straighten Out

STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there...with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the early years sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970s...!
The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal attack from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: Peaches, Hanging Around, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, The Raven, Walk On By, Straighten Out, Down In The Sewer and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers albums and beyond...Straighten Out - live and unleashed - will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written...Straighten Out will put you back in that place...!

website: http://www.facebook.com/Straighten-Out-677625595699132/?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £6 (adv)
£8 (door)
Tickets:

click here for ticket bookings on-line

 

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Wednesday 15th June 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 16th June 2016

Songs Of Praise Night

MEYBELLEEN

From Montreal, Canada, Maybelleen are Peter and Charles Camire, a young brother duo. The boys have been raised surrounded by the music of their dad, a pop rock and psychedelic musician, now producer. In early 2012, the brothers started to write and play unplugged sets accompanied by a small PSS-170 Yamaha keyboard and an electric guitar. A year has passed and the band recorded their first demo Gold In Our Hands and decided to add electronic sounds and backing tracks to play along with.

2014 was an important year for Maybelleen when they set up their first independent tour in the United-Kingdom playing into a bunch of pubs in Manchester, Bath and two unexpected gigs at The George Tavern in London.

The brothers soon wanted to enhance their sound and once again make their live shows a step louder. Thats how the idea of recording their first EP Stereotypes came on. Songs like Time Machine and Emily made a big impact on Maybelleens debut Ontario tour in Summer 2015 where the band slept for weeks in a Volkswagen Jetta to survive and make ends meet.

Their unique and contemporary sound is recognizable with intense melodic grooves and great vocal harmony. Maybelleen is clearly inspired by the meaning of life or whatever its all about.

Today, Peter and Charles are both heavily involved in the wheel of the song writing and have a huge repertory of melodies. Focusing on their visions, the formation is constantly traveling and playing live shows with a growing audience. The brothers are always looking to meet their fans and fully live their musical path.

MISFIRES

A Swindon quartet band producing some kind of mad, ambient and spacey noise, thatll make you wanna have a party. Described as the next big indie band - Vibe Youth Radio. Reinventors of modern day Indie music - Mixtape Press and the love child of Little Comets 1975 and Arctic Monkeys - Everything Alyce

website: http://www.facebook.com/SongsofPraiseSwindon/?fref=ts
http:// www.facebook.com/events/236971993341910/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £3 (adv)
£3 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 17th June 2016

Toxic

Toxic are a five piece covers and function band from Swindon in the UK. The band is made up of some of the areas most respected and experienced musicians who have worked together in different bands on the circuit for many years. The band cover popular music dating from the classics of the 50s the modern day hits, covering all genres from Rock to Motown, catering for most musical tastes. Everything from The Beatles and Abba to Jessie J and Foo Fighters.
Toxic are experienced with all types of bookings from intimate pub and club gigs to large functions, weddings and cruise contracts.
Creating a great party atmosphere for almost any occasion, Toxic are fast becoming one of the Souths most sought after and popular acts due to their diversity and entertaining presence.


Toxic versatile set includes artists such as:
Daft Punk
Abba
The Beatles
Tina Turner
U2
King Of Leon
Blondie
Bryan Adams
The Rolling Stones
The White Stripes
Primal Scream
Oasis
Pink
The Gossip
Florence and The Machine
Katy Perry
Jessie J
No Doubt
Amy Winehouse
Haim
James Brown
Adele
Sister Sledge
Michael Jackson
Status Quo
One Direction
Dolly Parton
Elvis
The Police
The Killers
and many more...

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

 

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Saturday 18th June 2016

Black Slate + The Erin Bardwell Collective + The Nomarks + DJs Andy V & Sanddancer

BLACK SLATE

The core members of this magnificent Band of Reggae Scientists Black Slate strike again; after forty years in the business
This time they are leaving their monument set in stone with
A Peaceful Demonstration……
Anthony-PureSilk-Brightly (key Boards), Chris-Musichouse-Hanson (Lead/Rhythm Guitar) and Desmond-Dummy-Mahoney (Drums/Congo);
They have earned the right the stand amongst the greats in the world of reggae music, because like the female energy that tends and nurtures life, they have developed and nurtured their sound from a vibe with a unique audio ID, which has taken well over forty odd years of research and cultivation with the help

Chris-Musichouse-Hanson (Lead/Rhythm Guitar); the mature wisdom of the band was a hard working electrician. A young man whos passion for reggae cause him to move in musical circles until the magic touched him, eventually joining forces with other great reggae orientated minds, then the ultimate
Black Slate
which was named from his then trade.
Desmond-Dummy-Mahoney (Drums/Congo); an engineer with light feet, excellent tradesman in his field, but he was an even greater dancer on the reggae youth scene and to top that a Drummer extraordinaire with boundless limitation aimed at reggae music. This skill he brought to the table with pure love which found
Black Slate

These three in depth core members dedicated to reggae music with such a passion, that even with the split of the first and very successful Black Slate they never gave up.
They stuck it out respectfully:
Anthony opened several successful reggae night clubs, recording, producing many different artist plus labels, also joint entrepreneurial ventures with Chris his life-long-friend
Chris electrical skills kept in the music business when he created Music House which amassed its own instant fame from cutting dup plates and masters for every genre that required it in the music industry.
Desman taut and keep reggae alive in community workshops around the country, developing his skills constantly to greater heights, plus recording, producing and promotions/showcasing of new talent.
These three core members financed their endeavours throughout these forty odd years with the true essence of Black Slate energy vibes, which could only be tapped into by love True Love.
The love that these three reggae scientist omitted when they researched individually occasionally crossing paths, but ultimately never forgetting their collective purpose in life

THE ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE

Erin Bardwell Collective are a live reggae / rocksteady band on Pop-A-Top Records. An organ driven early boss reggae style with male & female vocals. They play their own tunes with that late 60s/early 70s Trojan/Studio One sound. One of the very few bands in the UK at the moment focusing on this period. Established 2003 (studio) & 2004 (live). Currently a 5 to 6 piece line up with guests. They have recently backed reggae legend DENNIS BOVELL and more shows are planned for 2016. The band have also supported / shared stages with DJ Derek, Susan Cadogan, The bEAT, Roy Ellis from Symarip, Lee Thompson, Macka B, Neville Staple, Dreadzone, Solo Banton, Murray Man, By The Rivers & Pama International. And have gigged in the UK, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Between 2008 - 2010 Neol Davies from The Selecter made some special live guest appearances with the band.

THE NOMARKS

The Nomarks work with ska and reggae influences to create their own original sound...





website: http://www.blackslatereggae.com/blackslatereggae/Home.html
http:// www.popatoprecords.co.uk
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £10 (adv)
£10 (door)
Tickets:

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Wednesday 22nd June 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 23rd June 2016

Vivera Promotions Presents

WITH GHOSTS - Pop Rock
https://www.facebook.com/withghostsuk

GO PRIMITIVE - Rock
https://www.facebook.com/GoPrimitiveUK

DREAM CATCHER - Emo
http://dreamcatcheremo.bandcamp.com/

VEXXES - Alt Rock
https://www.facebook.com/vexxes

Tickets are £4 - available now

website: http://www.facebook.com/Vivere-Promotions-1759763544250244/
http:// www.facebook.com/withghostsuk/?fref=ts
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £4 (adv)
£4 (door)
Tickets:

click here for ticket bookings on-line

 

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