November

Black Grape

BLACK GRAPE could only have been made in Manchester. The swagger, fun and cryptic humour seem hewn from a city historian AJP Taylor once described as offering an archetypally different way of English urban life to London. Both Shaun Ryder and Paul Leveridge, known as Kermit, came from edgy-but-cool parts of the city. In Shauns case Salford, with Kermit originating Moss Side. So we have two restlessly creative men, both from the wrong side of the tracks, neither inclined to go to art school or enrol on an MFA programme, yet loaded with street smarts and musical talent, and wanting the world. Good old punk had told every scally they could have it, and a generation of us went for it in our own ways, with varying degrees of success. Shauns astonishing rise and fall with the Happy Mondays is the stuff of legend. As the friendship developed, so too did a stunning collaboration. Its Great When Youre Straight...Yeah, the ironically entitled album, which gave a nod to their hook up as drugs buddies around the grizzled fag end of Happy Mondays and Kermits band The Ruthless Rap Assassins. It was a storming phoenix rising from the ashes of the other projects that seemed to have run their course. Its Great When Your Straight...Yeah was one of my favourite albums of, well Im calling Shaun from the airport in Milan, and hes assuring me it was over twenty years ago. Black Grape followed this up with Stupid, Stupid, Stupid, which, while not hitting the giddy heights of its predecessor, had enough moments to cement the band as a fixture. Then...nothing. Till now. Shauns triumphs, struggles and diversions have been well documented. The usual contract and money hassles, a best-selling account of life in the Mondays, a stunning electropunk album from nowhere in Amateur Night in the Big Top, a serious and informative investigation of UFOs as an author and broadcaster, a reality TV bon vivant and finally, a life as a clean-living family man, which has supplanted his old ways. And of course, there was the reformation of the Happy Mondays. Years of hard living, however, had taken their toll on Kermit. He would develop health issues making a remarkable recovery from his life-threatening condition and operation, and this would be the catalyst for another Black Grape collaboration. Black Grape are back on the road, and with new album Pop Voodoo that really does rock the f**k out of the discotheque. Its a rewind to over twenty years ago and the glory days. Shauns word play has never been deployed to such devastating effect, and he scores a bullseye whether he hits the obvious targets (Trump), and the more obscure ones...well, find out for yourself. The world is in a bit of a state right now, and bull reigns more than ever, and perversely disguised as candour. We need Manc street sass, intelligence and wit more than ever right now. This album has that in spades. Tickets 25 14+ Pop Voodoo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6A96gcAL_I I Wanna Be Like You video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miN10i08I78 Nine Lives video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJLePBg0DVU

Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Black Grape

Gloucester Guildhall
Cheltenham

Thursday

15 Nov

Chelthenham - Mugenkyo Concert: Tribe

This autumn, the UK\'s original touring taiko Tribe returns to the road with a brand new show of skill, stamina & red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Europe\'s longest established taiko organisation, they celebrate the growth of their Tribe of performers from across the globe, with the latest captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, mysterious masked choreography and sumptuous soundscapes, all wrapped up in a breath-taking display of high energy and powerful rhythms on huge taiko drums. "This show is not one to be missed." ***** Edinburgh Evening News "Mugenkyo showcases its musical presentation in totally modern style, making the esoteric thoroughly pop sustaining its appeal right to the climax, winning thunderous applause." The Stage "This is not music for wimps. A tour de force of both music and stamina If the tour bus is parked in your neighbourhood my advice is go to the gig and don\'t take the cotton wool." Avant Magazine

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Chelthenham - Mugenkyo ...

Cheltenham Town Hall
Cheltenham

Thursday

15 Nov

The Young Hearts // Cold Years // Future Kings // King Cove

After a truly awe-inspiring headline show here at the start of August for the Delilah\'s Umbrella Charity No. 1172901 fundraiser, we are chuffed to welcome back melodic punk / emo heroes The Young Hearts! support comes from * Cold Years (heartfelt rock from Aberdeen) * Future Kings (Gloucester\'s finest) * King Cove (local emo champions) Tickets available now from wegottickets.com/frogandfiddle for just 4 (plus 10% booking fee), or pay 5 on the door - show starts at 8pm, 18+ only.

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The Young Hearts // Col...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Friday

16 Nov

Idlewar (USA) - Nov 17 At The Frog And Fiddle Cheltenham

Wrecking Crew Touring Present US Southern CA Heavy Hard Blues Rockers Idlewar announce 2018 UK Fractured Tour. The band return to the UK after last years successful headlining tour which included two nights on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell. Furthermore the band has announced it will enter the studio on Friday May 4th to start recording their follow up to their 2nd LP Rite. The tour will be in support of the new record slated for early October release. Tickets available here: http://www.idlewar.com/event 15/11 - The Vic - Swindon 16/11 - Black Heart - London 17/11 - Frog and Fiddle - Cheltenham 18/11 - Salutation Inn - Nottingham 20/11 - Black Mass - Wakefield 21/11 - Trillians - Newcastle 22/11 - Gullivers - Manchester 23/11 - The Station - Cannock 24/11 - Fuel - Cardiff

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Idlewar (usa) - Nov 17 ...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Saturday

17 Nov

Idlewar (USA) - Nov 17 At The Frog And Fiddle Cheltenham

Wrecking Crew Touring Present US Southern CA Heavy Hard Blues Rockers Idlewar announce 2018 UK Fractured Tour. The band return to the UK after last years successful headlining tour which included two nights on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell. Furthermore the band has announced it will enter the studio on Friday May 4th to start recording their follow up to their 2nd LP Rite. The tour will be in support of the new record slated for early October release. Tickets available here: http://www.idlewar.com/event 15/11 - The Vic - Swindon 16/11 - Black Heart - London 17/11 - Frog and Fiddle - Cheltenham 18/11 - Salutation Inn - Nottingham 20/11 - Black Mass - Wakefield 21/11 - Trillians - Newcastle 22/11 - Gullivers - Manchester 23/11 - The Station - Cannock 24/11 - Fuel - Cardiff

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Idlewar (usa) - Nov 17 ...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Saturday

17 Nov

Tony Wright (Terrorvision) | Rich Howie, Hired Guns, Neil Morris

Following hot on the heels of our amazing show with Ginger Wildheart back in June, we bring you another frontrunner of the 90s Brit-rock scene playing a stripped back acoustic show. Tony Wright is best known as the singer for Bradford rock band Terrorvision (official). However, when he\'s not touring with Terrorvision, he writes, records and tours under his own name with a setlist made up of songs he has written on his acoustic guitar - some upbeat, some melancholic, but all thought-provoking. To say Tony is a busy man would be an understatement. In addition to his three albums with his post-Terrorvision band LaikaDog, he has now released two solo albums to date with a third one in the works. Thoughts n All is just Tony and his acoustic guitar. The follow up, Walnut Dash, released last year brought the evolution of Tony with his acoustic guitar and a full band. Tony will be out and about picking up inspiration anywhere he can find it in preparation for the new release. Be sure to catch him on the road because you never know - you might just end up being the subject of one of his songs. ----- ----- ----- plus support from * Rich Howie (Snog the Dog) * Hired Guns (Luke & Matt acoustic set) * Neil Morris ----- ----- ----- Tickets available now from wegottickets.com/frogandfiddle for just 8 each (plus 10% booking fee), or pay 10 on the door. Show starts at 7pm, 18+ only. Deals on tequila (possibly).

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Tony Wright (terrorvisi...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Sunday

18 Nov

An Even Wilder Night Out With Chris Packham And Paul Goldstein

Last November Chris Packham and Paul Goldstein wowed and shocked two huge charity audiences in equal measure with a dazzling and provocative wild night out. This year they are doubling their efforts and four venues across the UK will benefit from this outspoken and often hilarious wildlife double act. They travelled to Antarctica together in December and astonishingly are still talking. They are returning to the ice this autumn. This series of charity lectures will draw on much of their image catalogue of the last 12 months and some other favourite portfolios. Chris and Paul have worked together for almost fifteen years in various continents and will be expanding that repertoire next year. Both are extremely critical of their own and particularly each others photography, both are also frequently in deep water with their strong views, and both are remarkable photographers with large followings. In the lead up to the event, we are delighted to be running a photography competition. One attendee who submits their photography work will win a fully inclusive nine day photographic safari to Olare Conservancy in the Masai Mara in January, led by Paul Goldstein, worth 5000.

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

An Even Wilder Night Ou...

Cheltenham Town Hall
Cheltenham

Tuesday

20 Nov

FELL OUT BOY + Paramore Or Less | Plus Elessar

Welcome to part 1 of our FROG AND FIDDLE FANTASY FESTIVAL Fell Out Boy - UK Fall Out Boy Tribute Paramore Or Less - Paramore Tribute Band plus support from Elessar UK ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Tickets available now from wegottickets.com/frogandfiddle for just 8 per night, or 10 for the full weekend. More on the door, shows start at 8pm, 18+ only.

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Fell Out Boy + Paramore...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Friday

23 Nov

FELL OUT BOY + Paramore Or Less | Plus Elessar

Welcome to part 1 of our FROG AND FIDDLE FANTASY FESTIVAL Fell Out Boy - UK Fall Out Boy Tribute Paramore Or Less - Paramore Tribute Band plus support from Elessar UK ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Tickets available now from wegottickets.com/frogandfiddle for just 8 per night, or 10 for the full weekend. More on the door, shows start at 8pm, 18+ only.

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Fell Out Boy + Paramore...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Friday

23 Nov

Blancmange 'Wanderlust' Tour

AGMP Presents Blancmange \'Wanderlust\' Tour + Bernholz "Probably the most under-rated electronic act of all time." Moby British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early 80s with their mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in groundbreaking singles such as \'Feel Me\', \'Living On The Ceiling\', \'Blind Vision\' and \'Don\'t Tell Me\'. The epic synthpop of \'Waves\' and a cover of Abba\'s \'The Day Before You Came\' illustrated a band who were always willing to change and adapt new styles within their electronic framework. After working on their own projects and film music, they returned in 2011 to great acclaim with their fourth studio release, "Blanc Burn". The "Semi Detached" album followed in 2015 and Blancmanges first ever instrumental album, "Nil By Mouth" and "Commuter 23" arrived in 2016. The inspiration continued with Blancmange\'s 2017 album "Unfurnished Rooms". Tonight, the latest album \'Wanderlust\' is launched. Friday 23rd November Tickets 19.50 - 01452 503050

Gloucester Guildhall , Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Blancmange 'wanderlust'...

Gloucester Guildhall
Cheltenham

Friday

23 Nov

Steve Peat - Bikes & Beers

See Steve Peat live at Cheltenham Town Hall as he tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come! In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful mens downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who wouldnt back down earned his place as a legend in the sport of mountain biking! NB. May contain some strong language

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Steve Peat - Bikes & Be...

Cheltenham Town Hall
Cheltenham

Friday

23 Nov

PINUP // Meme Detroit - The Cotswold Inn - Free Entry

50 Below Promotions presents PINUP // MeMe Detroit Venue | The Cotswold Inn Live Music | Free Entry PINUP (Bio) PINUP return to The Cotty this November. They came out of nowhere to nearly win The Cotswold Inn\'s Battle of the Bands 2018 - an outstanding feat for a group of unknowns from London. They won over The Cotty regulars from the start and we\'re delighted to give them this headline show to coincide with the release of their new EP. MEME DETROIT (Bio) Sitting somewhere between sleazy grunge and power indie, MeMe Detroit oozes sultry guitar driven hooks with a head turning vocal that will bring out the 90s alt rocker in you and shake you up with a modern day swagger. GREAT OFFERS ON DRINKS COME THIRSTY! Double up for 1 on selected spirits House doubles 3.20 or 3.70 with a dash Selected Shots only 1.50 4 x Jgerbombs for just 10 10% Student discount ~ just show your NUS card at the bar

Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Pinup // Meme Detroit -...

Cotswold Inn
Cheltenham

Friday

23 Nov

Showtime Live Presents The World Famous Elvis Show (Cheltnham)

THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW STARRING CHRIS CONNOR Chris was awarded with the first ever worldwide fan choice award of Best Elvis Performer 2014. CREATED BY ELVIS FANS FOR ELVIS FANS. With a cast of professional musicians, some of whom have appeared alongside Jools Holland and created music for tv and teach music across the UK. With the worlds leading Elvis performer Chris Connor The Word Famous Elvis Show will leave you speechless. Transforming you back into time. If you are an Elvis fan and appreciate authenticity and respect for Elvis then this show is for you. Every cast member dressed authentic, performing live with no sheet music in sight, And Elvis in their hearts and soul. Chris remarkable look, voice, and mannerisms and humbleness is the talk of many Elvis fans worldwide. Come and see for yourselves. Tickets: www.showtimelive.co.uk

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Showtime Live Presents ...

Cheltenham Town Hall
Cheltenham

Saturday

24 Nov

KORN AGAIN + Rammlied | Plus Second Self

Welcome to part 2 of our FROG AND FIDDLE FANTASY FESTIVAL Korn Again - Korn tribute Rammlied - Number 1 Rammstein tribute plus support from Second Self ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Tickets available now from wegottickets.com/frogandfiddle for just 8 per night, or 10 for the full weekend. More on the door, shows start at 8pm, 18+ only.

The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Korn Again + Rammlied |...

The Frog & Fiddle
Cheltenham

Saturday

24 Nov

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