The Blues came calling first, but rock and roll was always waiting around the corner. When Chantel was eight years old, she was the youngest person in the UK to pass a Rock school exam. At 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into a gifted musician. A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don\'t play guitar like that!" Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the colleges history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship. In previous years, Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity. Since then, she has built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move. When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn\'t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she\'s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers" When asked about performing on stage, Chantel said; Playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music." If you measure an artists prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours. In 2011, Chantel\'s debut album, Like No Other, was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, Tina Turner, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantels versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter. On song writing, Chantel says, I really enjoy creating my own songs, it\'s a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldnt normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out, writing for me is very therapeutic" In 2014, Chantel was voted by the British Blues Awards as Guitarist of the Year for the second consecutive year.Winning five awards in the last three years (including Young Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year) in competition with highly regarded peers, is something to be extremely proud of. It was a refreshing change and a justifiable first in the history of the British Blues Awards that a female artist had been voted Guitarist of the Year. Chantel was recently nominated again in the Guitarist of the Year category in 2015s British Blues Awards. In 2014 Chantel began writing and recording her second album Lose Control, this being due for release in October 2015. www.chantelmcgregor.com www.facebook.com/chantelmcgregor.co.uk www.twitter.com/chantelmcgregor www.instagram.com/chantelmcgregor www.youtube.com/ChantelMOfficial
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/chantel-mcgregor-60e Chantel Mcgreg
Thirty seven years on, and the rush of witnessing a Damned live show is still comparable to that first buzz of energy released at some long forgotten sweat box of youth. A series of inspired, ambitious albums and amazing live shows combining full-on rock energy, stylish sense of performance, and humorous deadpan cool are not necessarily what anyone would have thought when Ray Burns and Chris Millar met in 1974. Burns and Millar more famously known in later years as guitarist/singer Captain Sensible and manic drummer Rat Scabies kept in touch as both struggled in the stultifying mid-\'70s London scene. They went on to rub shoulders with the likes of The Sex Pistols and had a string of hits - the only difference is The Damned are still on the circuit smashing it all across the country!
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/the-damned The Damned
Oas-is - The UK\'s BEST Oasis tribute band. Oas-is are five Oasis fanatics who live and breath Manchester\'s finest band and are now dedicated to giving you the best look and sound that you should expect from an Oasis tribute band. The band is made up of experienced musicians who have toured all around the world and who take great pride in reproducing the classic Oasis sound with frightening accuracy and all the attitude you would expect from the real thing. Tickets: 10
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/oas-is Oas-is
Pete Firman: TriX Star of BBC1s The Magicians, \'the UK\'s leading comedy magician\' (Time Out) Pete Firman hits the road in 2016 with his astonishing new show, fresh from his 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival. Expect Pete\'s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Prepare to be amazed! As seen on BBC2\'s \'The Sarah Millican Television Programme\', BBC1\'s \'Celebrity Mastermind\' and BBC1\'s \'The John Bishop Show.\' - Time Out - The Mirror - Metro - The Independent The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century The Times The new poster-boy for British comedy magic The Telegraph "The best magic tricks in the Universe" The Independent Impressive, well-executed illusions delivered with the same speed and lightness of touch as his surgically-precise one-liners The List www.petefirman.co.uk @petefirman youtube.com/petefirman
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/pete-firman Pete Firman
Underground Festival 2016
We are delighted to announce the hottest new band in the country, Pretty Vicious will headline Saturday night at Underground Festival 2016. They will be joined on the lineup by THE HUNNA, MILK TEETH, Blood Youth, CROOKS, Dead!, Beasts, Youth Man, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, VITAMIN, NGOD, Anteros, Willie J Healey, Milestones UK, Ardyn,Into The Ark, ICYMI, Ten Tombs and Devon!! The first 100 weekend tickets priced at 10 have SOLD OUT! Still more than 20 bands to announce across 2 stages, including your Sunday night headliner! For more info visit www.underground-festival.co.uk. Weekend Ticket: 18
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/underground-festival-2016 Underground Festival 20...
Hundred Watt Club Presents An Evening Of Burlesque & Cabaret
Hundred Watt Club are over the moon to be bringing their dazzling burlesque & cabaret show to Gloucester! Forget your worries and come along for a real dress-up and sit down night of vintage inspired entertainment. Presenting a line up of glamourous, silly & sexy acts including classic burlesque from local darling Kitty Ribbons and vaudevillian jesting from Betty Blue-Eyes. Kiki Lovechild brings circus and heart wrenching mime, Cece Sinclair showcases sassy bump n grind striptease and candid, barefaced (and cheeked!) comedy comes care of The Naked Stand Up, Miss Glory Pearl. Your mistress of ceremonies for the night is saucy songbird the Divine Miss Em! Glamourous attire is encouraged but not enforced. Over 18s only, adult themes are employed and embraced.
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/hundred-watt-club-presents-an-evening-of-burlesque--cabaret Hundred Watt Club Prese...
Ash were formed in Downpatrick in 1992 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994, followed by 1977 in 1996. This 1996 release was named by NME as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time.After the success of their full debut the band recruited Charlotte Hatherley as a guitarist and vocalist, releasing their second record Nu-Clear Sounds in 1998. After narrowly avoiding bankruptcy the band released Free All Angels in 2001 and a string of successful singles. Their fourth record Meltdown, released in 2004, was the band\'s final record with Hatherley before returning to their original three-piece lineup for their fifth studio album Twilight of the Innocents in 2007. After five conventional albums the band released 26 singles in The A-Z Series in 2009, one every two weeks. The band have had one silver, two gold and two platinum-selling (and chart-topping) records in the United Kingdom, as well as 18 songs in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart.In 2015, they released a sixth studio album, entitled Kablammo! Tickets on sale now!
Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cheltenham/ gloucester-guildhall-/ash-af3 Ash
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