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.
THE RAT PACK EVENING
A tribute to the best of The Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, portrayed by the amazing Jon Bennett and Michael Moore on Friday 3rd January 2020.
RADAR LOVE - SHEAFS
Sheffield's SHEAFS pack punches with blistering riffs and instantly addictive hooks that hark back to the glory days of regional indie in their 4-minute whirlwinds of guitar-led goodness. They return to Derby to headline the Radar Love Christmas Special on Thursday 19th December
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!
BEANS ON TOAST
Climate emergency? Boris as PM? Rail-melting heat waves? A No Deal Brexit? Beans’ new album could only ever be called one thing: - ‘The Inevitable Train Wreck’. For now, he’s holding his cards quite close to his chest, but he’s promised “a rock’n’roll album about our dying planet” The new release from the Essex Folk hero will find him searching for hope and change in what may be Earth’s darkest hour. On-track for a 25 date tour across the nation this Winter, catch him playing songs from ‘The Inevitable Train Wreck’ and his huge, well-loved back catalogue.
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.
Guitar music is on the cusp of a resurgence – fact. With Sisteray there at the front of the charge along with the likes of their peers Shame, Idles, Slaves and The Blinders, after a thrilling 18 months in which they’ve lit up and shook festival stages, sold out gigs and gained the attention of fans and tastemakers alike with their previous EP release ’15 Minutes’.
Bad Manners formed in 1976 whilst still at school. Signing to Magnet Records in 1980 the band scraped into the Top 40 with their debut single “Ne-ne-na-na-na-na-nu-nu”, a cover of the 1948 song by Dickie Doo and the Dont’s. The follow up single “Special Brew” went straight into the UK Top 10 at the height of the 2-Tone movement and was the first of many anthemic songs for which the band are known. In 1980 alone the band released two more chart topping singles “Lip Up Fatty” and “Lorraine” along with their debut album “Ska ‘n’ B” and it’s follow up “Loonee Tunes”. Bad Manners became a constant feature in the singles chart over the next few years with tracks such as “Can Can”, “Just a feeling”, “Walking in the Sunshine”, “Buona Sera”, “My Girl Lollipop” and more.
THE CLONE ROSES & THE SMITHS LTD
back for a third year on the bounce, the infamous Christmas night out with Clone Roses and The Smiths Ltd - The Smiths Tribute Band is back at The Venue on Friday 13th December, these shows have sold out year on year, tickets are available via