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Riffs Comedy Club, Thu 8th May
Riffs Bar, Greatfield, Nr. Hook, Nr. Hook, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8EQ
ACOUSTIC SESSIONS feat. Louise Latham & Ben Maggs plus Open Mic, Fri 2nd May
Riffs Bar, Greatfield, Nr. Hook, Nr. Hook, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8EQ
ACOUSTIC SESSIONS feat. Pete Taylor & David Waddington plus Open Mic, Fri 9th May
Riffs Bar, Greatfield, Nr. Hook, Nr. Hook, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8EQ
Domenic DeCicco and Little Rain, Fri 30th May
Bear Hotel, Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1HS
MUSICAL JUMBLE, Sat 10th May
Riffs Bar, Greatfield, Nr. Hook, Nr. Hook, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8EQ

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A double bill of acclaimed theatre comes to Old Fire Station
A double-bill of acclaimed theatre pieces heralding seaside adventure and escapism, sails out on tour together and will arrive at Oxford’s...
Fancy sticking two fingers up at the establishment with Mark?
Over the decades, Mark Thomas has poked his nose into enough things to cause a politician to resign, arms deals to collapse, reform inherita...
One May morning in Oxford
Oxford May Morning is not a celebration for late starters. In fact you have to get up pretty damn early to take part. In case you didn’t ...

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Groovers on Manouevres - The Salisbury Bit
Funke and The Two Tone Baby Kent-based mechanical alt-blues band Funke and the Two Tone Baby is the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Dan T...
Groovers on Manouevres - The Reading Bit
TV ‘Tim’ Smith By Sid Siddle of Club Velocity If you’re like me you are fed up to the back teeth with musicians calling it quits after...
Another glorious threesome of music with Gappy Tooth
We’ve been banging on about Balloon Ascents in this here periodical for the last couple of months and you’ll be able to see what the fus...
 

more »Reviews

Groovers on Manouevres - The Swindon Bit
Sam Green and The Midnight Heist By Dave Franklin of Greenmanmusic.biz Review of Wide Awake EP All music is informed by what has come before...
Gig Monkey's Big Fat Juke Box
By Gig Monkey Nudybronque – Moondog (EP) 5/5 Record Of The Month! Perennial Ocelot favourites, and with good reason, this is the first new...
Groovers On Manoeuvres - The Swindon Bit
Talk in Code – Talk in Code By Dave Franklin of Greenmanmusic.biz Talk in Code has had a rough ride over the course of their existence. D...

more »Blogs

Groovers on Manouevres - The Oxford Bit
Family Machine By David Murphy Did you ever like a band so much you forgot to listen to them?  Find an act’s output so reliably entertain...
This is New Music
By Mark Muggeridge This is...Fred Page Over the last month, Universal Music have been touring a number of their newest acts throughout the U...
From page to stage...
Breaking a Leg with John Palmgren You will have all heard, or said, at one time or another: ‘the book is better than the film’. But wha...
 

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Wychwood Go With The Quo
Status Quo have swapped rock n’ roll for rhythm and booze by getting together with Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire to produce their own be...
Who will be Abingdon’s Head of the River?
That there Thames liked to spread it about a bit over the winter but this month you’ll be able to see humans once again conquering the riv...
Prepare to be schooled in the ways of rock
Gaz Saunders gets about a bit. The musician is not only the current manager of the fantastic George Wilding, who is courting interest from S...

more »Food and Drink

Reading Beer Festival
The CAMRA Reading Beer and Cider Festival returns to Kings Meadow, Reading from Thursday May 1 to Sunday May 4. This year the event will be ...
Pub lets off steam with Brunel bash
The Inn at Freshford is celebrating Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s birthday on Saturday April 12 with its inaugural ‘Let Off Steam Beer Festi...
Wychwood Go With The Quo
Status Quo have swapped rock n’ roll for rhythm and booze by getting together with Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire to produce their own be...