Whoever you believed Julia Bardo to be up to now, Phase is your chance to become truly acquainted. Self-taught on guitar, for a time she provided the chugging post-punk as a member of Working Men’s Club; curious beyond her comfort zone, for new paths of sonic discovery. Emerging as a learned musician, Julia’s solo outstepping saw her play live on BBC radio, perform in a museum, and enchant audiences at Manchester Psych Festival, Neighbourhood, Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape.
THE HARA are a high-energy three-piece alt rock/pop band, with a stage presence likened to that of legendary classics Queen, AC/DC and Guns N Roses with an amped up sound taking influences from a wide range of popular artists such as Bring Me the Horizon, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Panic! At The Disco, Lower Than Atlantis, The Hunna, Nothing But Thieves, Muse, Twenty One Pilots and Yungblud which combines Josh’s stunning vocals, Zack’s gritty riffs with Jack’s punchy drum beats.
Returning with their third album, Hot Motion, a brilliantly crafted, thoughtfully recorded collection, the album’s propulsive, seemingly immediate songs soon reveal an impressive depth of ideas and energy with subsequent listens because, as its title warns, Hot Motion is not a record that stands still. Temples will play The Venue, Derby as part of a UK/EU tour early 2020.
the two mythical creatures that make up the duo Nordic Giants, never speak but instead create an intense experience with bowed guitar, drums, piano and trumpet that is both haunting and rousing, climactic and thunderous. An experience for all the senses is coming to The Venue, Derby this March
ABSOLUTE BOWIE BAND
Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show “50 Years of Bowie”; a musical journey through the iconic singer's ever changing personas. All of the Starman’s greatest hits are performed plus the band perform tracks from the albums David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, Hunky Dory and Young Americans through to Heathen, Outside, Reality, Earthling and Blackstar.
JAMES WALSH [STARSAILOR]
Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green– to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks. Starsailor’s initial run of success saw both their ‘Love is Here’ debut album and the 2003follow-up ‘Silence is Easy’ hit #2 on the UK charts as they raced to a total of 3 million sales. The band also enjoyed more than their fair share of prestigious gigs, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Police, The Killers, and U2.
Recently signed to Modern Sky, four piece The Jacques head out on their first UK headline tour coinciding with the release of their four song vinyl Born Sore EP. Recently described by When The Wind Blows as “a heavy take on Arctic Monkeys” the band have been recording their debut album which lands in Spring and will once again be igniting stages with their heady mix of angular guitar noise and zeitgeist Dream Pop.
having played the The Venue a couple of times including supporting the legend that is Carl Barat in 2018 we are delighted to welcome the return of BlackWaters to Derby on Thursday 6th February 2020.
Strange Bones come from Blackpool, and Blackpool is Strange Bones. They are putting loud music out again, it’s worth listening to because it has a purpose. With a sold out 'Jack Daniels' residency in Blackpool and festivals appearances at Download UK and France, Live at Leeds, The Great Escape, and Reading And Leeds.
Arguably the band’s most controversial release (the band considered it as a protest album), not only did it do more than anything in pop culture to encourage a generation to become vegetarians, it was the first album to introduce Morrissey’s criticism of the Royal Family. The Smyths present “Meat is Murder “ + more is a 2 set 2 hour show that will celebrate the album in it’s entirety alongside Smiths classics and hits.
picked by NME as 'Ones to Watch in 2018' before their debut EP had even been released, the Matlock band have enjoyed an incredible 18 months, finding favour with everyone from BBC Radio DJs Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne to 'Stranger' Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who is launching her new brand 'Purple' with the band providing the soundtrack.
THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
“Is this the real life…or is this a Chippy Tea”.
The undisputed kings of musical comedy The Lancashire Hotpots are back to bring you another night of madcap music and laughs on their Beerhemian Rhapsoy tour next March. Expect to hear all the Hotpot classics including Shopmobility Scooter, I Fear Ikea, Chippy Tea as well as Egg, Sausage Chips & Beans! Brace yourself for what is sure to be the biggest party night of the year. We’ll see you at the bar!
THE AMY WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE
In her short career the talent of Amy Winehouse created a lasting impression on the music world of the 21st century. Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent, plus a full seven piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.