Music Wednesday, March 30th

Gig guide: live music in Herefordshire this April

Music Wednesday, March 30th

Gig guide: live music in Herefordshire this April

Here's a taster of gigs and shows heading to Herefordshire this month.

You'll find our fit-to-burst full listings over on the What's On section. Think of this as our curated guide. Now go and support live music.

April 1

Scratch Perverts @ The Venue, Hereford

Let’s kick off with DJ royalty. With DMC trophies, multiple ITF World Scratching titles and a residency at that mecca of late-night music, Fabric in London, the Scratch Perverts deserve the crown.
And they must quite like Hereford. Rolling back the clock 10 years these 3 vinyl ninjas  played at the then-Crystal Rooms alongside Hereford's own hip hop collective, the Anomalies. Not long after, they took to the ones and two at the Courtyard to soundtrack a breakdance show.
When the Anomalies line-up got in to the club game themselves and reopened The Jailhouse, the Perverts - by then making beats for DJ Hero spinning for thousands at Fabric - were invited back, performing in 2010 and again in 2011. This is your chance to catch them once more - and it's an all nighter, from 11pm to 3am. £6 entry.

Fitzwilliam String Quartet w/ Dragonfly String Trio @ St Mary's Church

Here's the other end of the music scale. Hay Music presents the Fitzwilliam Quartet and the Dragonfly String Trio as part of the Second Hay Chamber Music Festival. Tickets (£15) available from Richard Booth’s Bookshop

The programme:
Richard Strauss String Sextet Op 85 from "Capriccio"
Beethoven String Trio Op 9
Tchaikovsky String Sextet Op 70 "Souvenir de Florence"

The Delray Rockets Gig Hereford @ Golden Cross Inn

The Delray Rockets are: "Oz" Osborne, Gaz Le Bass & Duke Delite. They play Kick ass Rock'a'Billy with attitude... Nuff said!!

Hey Little Monster presents Hide Your Eyes, That Hidden Promise and Millie D

Hey Little Monster! presents Hide Your Eyes, That Hidden Promise, and Millie D at the Booth Hall in Hereford on Friday April 1. Hide Your Eyes are a four piece alt-rock outfit from Hereford and support comes from That Hidden Promise, and Millie D. The gig starts at 8.30pm and runs through to 11.30pm. Entry is £4 and £2 for NUS. 

April 8

Lonesome Stampede and Linerunners @ The Globe, Hay-on-Wye

The Lonesome Stampede will play at The Globe in Hay-on-Wye on Friday April 8 at 8pm. The band (Joe Emmett - vocals, Andy Fryers - violin, Lizzie Keylock - vocals, Tavis Harvey - guitar, Owen Harris - drums, Owain Hopkins - bass) are currently working on their new album. The (mainly) Hay based folk/funk band have been working at KJM Studios on their first album - following their single 'Apology' and EP 'Kindness is King'. The band will be supported by Hereford band Linerunners.

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April 9

Concert in aid of St Michael’s Hospice @ The Market Theatre, Ledbury

Deborah Rose heads a team of talent to support St Michael’s Hospice. Her emotive voice has been described by folk legend Judy Collins as one of the finest. She'll be performing with tenor Carlos Alonso, a member of Opera Sulis, and Ledbury resident Livia King, a postgraduate vocal student at the Birmingham Conservatoire who has already performed at St Paul’s Cathedral, York Minster, and St Mark’s in Venice (not a bad CV). Livia is currently a soloist with The Jenny Lind singers. Tickets (£10) here.


Hats Off To Led Zeppelin @ The Booth Hall, Hereford

One of the most successful tribute acts in the UK ‘Hats Off To Led Zeppelin’ will be performing in Hereford on Saturday April 9 at The Booth Hall. The group is made up of four world class musicians - they are the only UK tribute act to be endorsed by Marshal Amplifiers and are managed by Warren Grant, the son of Led Zeppelin’s former manager Peter Grant. Hats Off to Led Zeppelin will play two one hour sets, with costume changes and will be performing Led Zeppelin classics such as ‘A Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’. Tickets on the door are £8 but £5 for NUS. Doors open at 7.30pm.


April 10

Lol Goodman Band @ Prince of Wales, Ledbury

Not sure what to do on Sunday afternoon? Here's a tip - Prince of Wales is hosting the Lol Goodman Band and their unique brand of gritty blues.
The band's existed in varied formats with various musicians for nearly 20 years. For 15 James Horrocks has been an almost constant member. 5 years ago drummer Jon Firth joined, giving frontman Lol a fresh chance to play the kind of blues that evolved in the US and was adopted by great British bands of the late 60s and early 70s. Today the Lol Goodman Band works the clubs, pubs and festivals of, mainly, north England so this is a rare-ish chance to catch them in the shire. POW puts gigs on every Sunday afternoon.

April 16

Bye Bye Baby @ the Courtyard, Hereford

Bye Bye Baby promises to take Frankie Valli-lovers back in time. Valli and The Four Seasons's songs have soundtracked films including The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease. This is a pretty solid tribute to the band and tracks including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Who Loves You, and December ’63 (Oh What A Night). Frontman Jamie Ledwith will scale the falsetto heights as Frankie Valli. Tickets are £19.50/£20.50.

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April 21

The Underground Revolution presents Skinhorse, The Youth Within, and Termnial Rage

The Underground Revolution present Skinhorse from Hereford, The Youth Within from Ledbury, and Terminal Rage from Hereford. Get ready for another night of amazing bands belting out the power vocals. The gig takes place at The Booth Hall on April 21 with doors opening at 8pm. Entry is £3 or £2 with a NUS card. 

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April 24

Woody Holler and his Orchestra @ Cawley Hall near Leominster

Woody Holler and his Orchestra are purveyors of western swing. How's that for crossing genres?
Woody grew up with cowboy music, trained in opera, then met with jazz musicians. The result is what he calls “jazz from the saddle”. Expect swing beats, honey-slowed love croons, extreme yodelling, and a memorable rendition of Champion the Wonder Horse. Tickets here.

Forever Jackson @ the Courtyard, Hereford

Eeeeh-heee. Tickets £19.50/20.50.

Haunted Souls @ The Lichfield Vaults, Hereford

Worcester-based, The Haunted Souls formed in 2014 and have been carving a name for themselves with original "footstomping country folk", heartfelt harmonies and obligatory drinking songs. Band Members are Sarah Warren (Lead Vocals), Hannah Dallas (Lead Vocals), Nick Lyndon (Guitar/Mandolin), Richie Yeates (Guitar) and Zoe Devindish (Fiddle/Percussion). Gig starts at 4pm.


April 30

Deborah Bonham @ The Left Bank, Hereford

Deborah Bonham, sister of the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, will play The Left Bank in Hereford on April 30. Deborah is a wonderful blues and rock vocalist who will leave no-one in doubt of her considerable talent. Support will be provide by the amazing Troy Redfern Band, young guns Raptor and dance hall kings and queen Rocky Road To Ruin.

There's a shed load more gigs listed in our What's On section

And the latest music news for Herefordshire in our dedicated Music section

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