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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Wacky Wednesday

The best midweek party in town.

Karaoke from 9pm - 2am

Our karaoke night is all done online with over 10,000 songs to choose from. No books to flick through, just simply request your song. If it isnt there we can request it to be added for the next time.

Happy Hour drinks all night.

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 23rd November 2017

Sarah Ryan + Ant Willis + Josh Heather

Free Music & Good Beer

Sarah Ryan (full band)

Antony Willis

Josh Heather

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1989058674683007/
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Friday 24th November 2017

Stop Stop + Saints of Sin

STOP STOP
By the hands of Jacob A.M, founder of the band, comes this project:
The story of Jacob A.M. (Bass and singer) has been a wild one, he had to move from everywhere he stayed due to his crazy passion chasing his dreams ( Born in Menorca moved to Barcelona in 1998, from Barcelona to Milan-Italy in 2002, back to Barcelona in 2003, from Barcelona to Los Angeles C.A. U.S.A. in 2006, and definitive return to Barcelona in 2007 ), playing in the street for a few coins in Barcelona (Spain) and Milan (Italy), or living in a van in Sunset Boulevard in L.A. (U.S.A.) behind the Whiskey a Go Go are just a few of the many anecdotes that he has lived to find the right people for this band.
There have been many people who got in and out of the group leaving Jacob alone in his adventure, but in 2009 he finally found the right members for Hard Rock indeed:
Vega, a guitarist tired of boring bands and thirsty of rock n roll, decides to join StOp,sToP! to do what he always wanted to do: sex, rock and more sex! Hes been playing in the shadows for a long time but finally he shows up with this blend of A.O.R. and sleazy kind of playing. Hes not pretending to be a guitar hero but hes gonna kick your ass before you realize.
Danny Stix (drums). From Bulgaria Sofia he moved to Barcelona, soon he became in a StOp,sToP! fan, he used to follow the band wherever they went, once StOp,sToP! needed a new drummer they did loads of auditions but when they found that skinny boy with that massive hair and drumming loud like a badass motherfucker they didnt think about it twice, they gave him the job.
And Mak G.G., was guitarist of the band Wet Jack that joined the band as well, but after the Unlimited recording (StOp,sToP! First album 2010) he left the band, then StOp,sToP! became in a trio.
In the winter of 2010 they released their debut album Unlimited which got loads of good reviews by the Spanish rock magazines and radio stations.
The things were quite good in Barcelona, they had a big response in all that sold out gigs in the local scene venue Mephisto, but when they toured around Spain they found out that they would never get enough support there, though they had been very acclaimed by the rock crowd and magazines, promoters and managers didnt really care of them. Soon they realized about that. Therefore, in the end of October 2011 they left everything behind, bought a van, booked some gigs in U.K. and just moved there.
They had no place to stay in U.K. but they didnt mind about that and went on. Living in a van like gypsies and rocking as hell.
The surprise is that the response in the first U.K. tour was absolutely more than they had ever expected, the people really loved them. They decided to stay in U.K. and they kept on playing and touring for 7th months.
They got back to Barcelona in July 2012 to record their second album called Join the party!
June 2017 theyre back in the U.K. again touring and rocking the house everywhere they go! Dont miss it!

StOp,sToP! you might like them or you might not, but what you cant say is that these three elements dont play real hard-rock.
Madness and perversion are their favourite weapons! Try it! You wont be left indifferent.

SAINTS OF SIN

BIG HOOKS. BIG RIFFS. BIG HAIR!

Saints Of Sin have been delivering their brand of excessive Hard Rock debauchery since 2013 and the party hasnt stopped yet! The band are based on the South Coast of England but have been busy touring the rest of the country since their formation. The motley crew of lost boys features brothers Marcus Sparxx Jenkins on guitar and Ash Jenkins on bass, Rui Brito on vocals, Josh Rose on Drums and newest member Sophie Burrell also on guitar.

Saints Of Sin have a little something for everybody and it is this that keeps them moving up the ladder on the gigging circuit. Their achievements include slots at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Hard Rock Hell, 02 Academy and two headline shows at The Telford International Centre.

website: http://www.facebook.com/stopstopofficial/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: £5 (adv)
£5 (door)
Tickets:

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Saturday 25th November 2017

Just Floyd

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.

We humbly appreciate all the support you Floyd Fans have shown us - and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows soon...Shine On...

website: http://www.justfloyd.co.uk
http:// www.facebook.com/justfloyduk/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: £6 (adv)
£8 (door)
Tickets:

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

Wacky Wednesday

The best midweek party in town.

Karaoke from 9pm - 2am

Our karaoke night is all done online with over 10,000 songs to choose from. No books to flick through, just simply request your song. If it isnt there we can request it to be added for the next time.

Happy Hour drinks all night.

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 30th November 2017

Davie Malone

We are delighted to welcome Davey Malone from Davey Malone & the Longtails to The Victoria for the first time as part of his first ever solo tour! Classed as Folk-Punk-Rock-ish, Davey was also part of the punk-skiffle outfit Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs

A folk-punk phenomenon, a dark and dodgy dealer in high tragedy, comedy and sparkling morality. He will have you laughing, weeping and thinking things you wont want to mention in polite company. Blending powerful political folk numbers with comic ditties, Davey seizes the crowds attention with charisma and talent both, and delivers entertainment in spades - The Good Gig Guide

Davey Malone reminds me of the past in a half remembered way, like a gentleman of the road some how connected to a fictional but comforting past - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1437065559662760/?
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: £5 (adv)
£5 (door)
Tickets:

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Friday 1st December 2017

Private Function

Venue closed for private function - top bar open as usual.

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Saturday 2nd December 2017

Monkeys Dolls Xmas Party

Monkey Dolls annual Christmas party!

All your favourite indie covers in one fabulous night.

website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/116067520770/
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Sunday 3rd December 2017

Nodens Ictus + Oversoul + Keepers Brew (DJ set)

NODENS ICTUS

Nodens Ictus are a British electronic music band formed in 1986 as an offshoot of British psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles. Currently Ed Wynne & Silas Neptune.

OVERSOUL

Shamanic Audio Technology for the Advancement of Consciousness and Connection to Source.

KEEPERS BREW DJ Set

Keepers Brew is the brain child of musican/producer Greyum May. Greyum is a previous Ozric Tentacles bass player, although he is keen to point out, there are many people who can claim the same in the Ozric’s long history.


website: http://www.facebook.com/NodensIctus/
http:// www.facebook.com/OverSoulVibrations/
http:// www.facebook.com/KeepersBrewMusic/
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £12 (adv)
£14 (door)
Tickets:

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Wednesday 6th December 2017

Wacky Wednesday

The best midweek party in town.

Karaoke from 9pm - 2am

Our karaoke night is all done online with over 10,000 songs to choose from. No books to flick through, just simply request your song. If it isnt there we can request it to be added for the next time.

Happy Hour drinks all night.

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 7th December 2017

Astral Ponies Mobile Disco

A stripped down DJ set from Kid Calico and The Astral Ponies.

website: http://www.facebook.com/astralponies/
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Friday 8th December 2017

999 + The Vooz + The Liabilities

999 formed the band on the 5th December 1976 and have just celebrated 40 years together. 999 are looking forward to the next 40 years!

Thanks to everyone for your support and making it possible for us to keep going.

THE VOOZ

The Vooz are a veracious energy driven explosion of full flash from Marlborough(Green Man Music 2010) who have fused the genres of punk rock and modern indie music with exciting results. They have been described as exciting (The Ocelot 2010), innovative (Amazing Radio 2011) and with a brilliant sense of rhythm and songs that sound like you are driving a car down the fast lane.
The members of the band have toured and played with a number of famous artists such as: 999, The Lurkers, The Vibrators, Julian Cope, Guthrie Govan (Asia, Dizzy Rascal), The Dacoits and The Quails. This level of experience has given the band the ability to perform excellent live shows as well as creating alternative music with flair!!

THE LIABILITIES


website: http://www.nineninenine.net
http:// www.thevooz.co.uk
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: £10 (adv)
£10 (door)
Tickets:

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Saturday 9th December 2017

Oasish + Stereotonics

OASISH

Since the early days of Definitely Maybe, the number one selling debut album from Oasis, the whole world has been made to sit up and listen. This album alone changed the face of not only the British music scene, but the world over.

Oasish have now fine tuned their show so much so, that fans are now hailing them as being better than the real thing. Unlike other Oasis tributes, Oasish are a full 5 piece band and also play every single song note for note as it is on all of the albums. They have the look, the sound and most of all the ability to make any venue rock to the sounds of one of the most influential bands in history.

The vocal delivery given by Paul Higginson is based on how Liam sings live making every show as authentic as possible. The Noel plays either the exact copy Gibson Les Paul or the actual Noel Gallagher Union Jack signature model he designed. Everything is so precise that many would, and in fact have, been fooled into thinking they were watching the real thing.

As one lucky fan once said, Oasish were far more entertaining than the real thing on the 2 occasions I have seen them. If they were ever on the same bill at the same time I would watch Oasish every time!!!

STEREOTONICS

Formed in 1999, Stereotonics are widely regarded as the official Stereophonics tribute band. With a wealth of gigging experience and after over 1O years on the road they can claim to have played more shows than the real band themselves and any other Stereophonics tribute band in the country!

Lead singer, Paul, has made many TV appearances in the quest to get Stereotonics as much recognition as possible over the years and has appeared on ITV, BBC, Sky News, GMTV, Absolute Radio (formerly Virgin Radio) BBC Radio plus many local radio stations up and down the country. Indeed, the real Stereophonics have even heard them play and agree that they rock as much as the real thing.

Stereophonics guitarist, Adam Zindani even turned up at a gig in Birmingham in 2007 to see his tribute counterparts and was suitably impressed. Paul had also worked with Adam previously when his own band, Casino, actually supported Paul doing an acoustic show at The Rock Cafe 2000 in Stourbridge a few years ago. They even joined Paul on stage at the end of the night to back him during Bartender and the thief and A thousand trees. This is something that NO OTHER Stereophonics tribute can lay claim to.

Over the years, Paul has seen a few different faces come and go within Stereotonics but the current line-up has now been settled for over 5 years and is the best its ever been. With musicians that have played or worked alongside Robbie Williams, The Who, Vanessa Mae, Mark Owen, Jason Donovan, Chesney Hawkes, Nik Kershaw and many, many others there is no doubt whatsoever that whenever Stereotonics turn up to perform a show, be it in a small pub venue or a huge festival in front of thousands, the fact of the matter is that they can bring the ultimate Stereophonics experience that no others can.

Having met Kelly Jones on several occasions along with the other band members, Paul is now well known to the originals and has even been told that his own band sound as good as the original. In fact, in an email from Richard Jones (Stereophonics bass player) himself, he even said, You guys Rock!! Keep spreading the good word!! Best Wishes, Rich

Also, in recent radio interviews Kelly has been heard to say that Stereotonics sound the most like them than any other tribute band out there. Great praise from the main man himself and possibly the highest accolade any tribute band could receive.

So after a decade of travelling not just all over the UK but also into Abu Dhabi, Oman, Dubai, Ireland, Holland and other countries, Stereotonics still enjoy playing and will never tire of performing a back catalogue of songs that is so strong and powerful, they often leave audiences begging and screaming for more.

The current line-up consists of Paul as Kelly Jones, Tom as Richard Jones, Jodie as Javier Weyler and Tim as Adam Zindani. Tim is the newest recruit to Stereotonics and has made the big guitar sound of the band even closer and more authentic to the real thing.

So there you have it. A tribute band unlike any other, which even features Chesney Hawkes brother, Jodie on drums, Stereotonics do more than just deliver. They deliver with more power and style that any other tribute band could possibly even come close to.

website: http://www.oasish.co.uk
http:// www.stereotonics.co.uk
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £10 (adv)
£10 (door)
Tickets:

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Sunday 10th December 2017

Absolva

ABSOLVA ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES FOR UK & EUROPE
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2017
We are excited to be able to confirm the following dates during September-December this year, when we will be promoting our brand new, 4th studio album….

We finished recording the new album & in-between our touring with Blaze Bayley, we have been working on bonus material & we are pretty excited about that. Details will be revealed soon, album title together with coverart, track listing & confirmed release date, plus pre-order fan packs as normal.
Thanks everyone, see you out there!

website: http://www.mwaweb.com/absolva_home.htm
Doors open: 19:00
Admission: £10 (adv)
£10 (door)
Tickets:

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Wednesday 13th December 2017

Wacky Wednesday

The best midweek party in town.

Karaoke from 9pm - 2am

Our karaoke night is all done online with over 10,000 songs to choose from. No books to flick through, just simply request your song. If it isnt there we can request it to be added for the next time.

Happy Hour drinks all night.

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 14th December 2017

Christmas Bingo Night

In true Vic fashion we like to try something a little different every now and then, and while bingo might be nothing new, we like to think we have made this our own.

It is bingo but instead of your numbers being called out, it will be band names. With bonus rounds comprised of musical genres, there will be plenty of Xmas goodie to be won.

Come and take part for a bit of festive fun!

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

 

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Friday 15th December 2017

Penfold

FREE ENTRY PLUS DJ TILL 2AM!!

Swindon Premier Indie Party Covers Band!

Guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along, Penfold have dominated regional pubs & clubs, for the last 10 years and never fail to pull a crowd.

Its simple, you know what you are getting and you love it!

Everything from Arcade Fire to The Zutons, the guys do the lot and many more!

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Saturday 16th December 2017

12 Bands Of Xmas

Its that time of year when preperations have been well underway for one of The Vics
busiest nights of the year - the legendary 12 Bands of Xmas!

2017 marks the 12th year Pete and Steve have been running this amazing event at
The Vic - same place, same weekend, every year 12 Bands has grown into a insitution
rather than just an annual event.

With a combined fanbase of over 12,000 people its easy to see why this is one of
Swindons best loved nights.

Bands confirmed so far...

SN Dubstation
YVES
Thirteen Silver Dollars
The Harlers
Wyldest
Martyrials
Raze-Rebuild
Plummie Racket & The Dicemen
Matthew Bryant
Kid Calico and the Astral Ponies
Hip Route

The one night of the year where some of the best local groups come together and celerate
by playing a bunch of covers you wouldn't normally associate witht their bands style makes
for top-notch enetertinment.

TICKETS only £7 and now on sale via the link below, The Victoria, and Swindon library.

website: http://www.facebook.com/events/687630571428973/?
Doors open: 20:00
Admission: £7 (adv)
£7 (door)
Tickets:

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Wednesday 20th December 2017

Wacky Wednesday

The best midweek party in town.

Karaoke from 9pm - 2am

Our karaoke night is all done online with over 10,000 songs to choose from. No books to flick through, just simply request your song. If it isnt there we can request it to be added for the next time.

Happy Hour drinks all night.

website: http://www.facebook.com/TheVictoriaSwindon/
Doors open: 21:00
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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Thursday 21st December 2017

Interlight

Interlight bring the very best in live entertainment with an eclectic repertoire spanning from the 60s right up to todays chart-toppers, making Interlight suitable for any audience and any occasion. The energetic 4-piece has over a decade of experience in the music scene and a love to see everybody dancing and having a great time. They will even join in with the fun and perform on the dance floor to really engage with your guests, thanks to the use of the latest technologies!

Interlight has worked with corporate clients such as Sky 1, Nationwide, BBC, Claridon, RAF and the Army to name a few, as well as performing at many memorable weddings and parties nationally. Interlight never fail to disappoint.

website: http://www.interlightband.com/site/Home.html
http:// www.facebook.com/interlightband/
Doors open: 20:30
Admission: Free (adv)
Free (door)

 

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