April! Spring! Daylight savings! In gig-going terms that means getting to the venue before being darkness falls. All the more reason then to scroll through our April gig guide and get some live music in your life.
For even more happenings across Herefordshire, take a look at our What's On pages.
Nycosia @ The Booth Hall, Hereford
April 1 | 7.30pm | £4 | tickets here
Home-town metallers Nycosia are promising "a loud night of pure carnage" when they play The Booth Hall in Hereford. Support will come from Deference, a Southampton based metal five-piece who are kickstarting their UK tour on the night, and locally based Hate.System.
Expect noise, noise and more noise.
Eva Lazarus + CW Jones @ The Venue, Hereford
April 7 | 11pm | £6 | tickets here
At a time when drum and bass beats showcase sweet-singing, Eva Lazarus brings the soul. Championed by Radio 1 and 1xtra for her vocal on the Etherwood track 'Light My Way Home', you can catch Eva live when she pays a visit to The Venue.
To double your fun, self-proclaimed soul junkie CW Jones is also on the bill with a feast of flavours and sounds from around the universe.
Ian Storey @ The Shire Hall, Hereford
April 7 | 7.30pm | £16 | tickets here
If you're gonna label anyone 'the Billy Elliot of Opera', slap that sticker on Ian Storey. The son of a Durham miner, Storey went on the play Trisan at La Scale. In opera terms, you don't much higher than that.
This month Storey will be singing live at Hereford's Shire Hall in aid of The Music Pool, the county's community music charity.
Want to know more about the man? Read this: The Male Menopause in No Myth [independent.co.uk].
Damon T @ Reet Petite, Leominster
April 7 | 8pm | £tbc | tickets on the door
From New York to Lemner is not something we get to say often, but on April 7 Bronx-born bluesman Damon T brings his foot-stomping Americana to Leominster. The venue, Reet Petite, is a cosy live music cafe that hosts open mic nights, live jazz and jam sessions throughout the month.
Damon's gig is the latest billed blues night.
More info: ReetPetite
Chris Quinn @ De Koffie Pot, Hereford
April 15 | 8.30pm | £6 student, £10 general admission | tickets here.
There'll be varied acoustic roots from singer-songwriter and wizard guitar player Chris Quinn at De Koffie Pot, Hereford, on April 15.
And when we say varied, we mean high-speed bluegrass flatpicking to delta style blues, via authentic interpretations of standards and contemporary Celtic and British folk songs thrown in for good measure.
Teddy's Leg @ The Booth Hall, Hereford
April 16 | 7.30pm | £4 | tickets on the door
Fronted by the boisterous and animated Robin Scott-Wilson, Herefordshire based punks Teddy's Leg are bringing the punk to this month's gig guide. Expect Scott-Wilson to leap around a lot and generally rival Iggy Pop in the shirtless stakes.
Support comes from Trioxin Cherry (garage, surf, punk) and Dischord (punk).
Skewwhiff @ Reet Petite, Leominster
April 22 | 8pm | £tbc | tickets on the door
This female fronted indie-punk band from Worcester will serve up a significant slice of Britpop when they visit Reet Petite in Leominster. Appropriately enough they have have supported Britpop pioneers Dodgy. You'll also hear the influence of Au Pairs and Gang of Four with a hint of Pixies.
Herefordshire Live interviewee Attila The Stockbroker is a fan.
DJ SPY & MC Lowqui @ The Venue, Hereford
April 28 | 11pm | £6 | tickets here
DJ Spy has established himself as one of the most exciting producers and DJs in DnB. Consistent releases, impressive collaborations, he's found his footing and at the tail end of April comes to Hereford. Also live will be MC Lowqui, breaking down barriers between performer and audience like no other.
The Box Band and Matt Steady @ The Booth Hall, Hereford
April 29 | 7.30pm | £6 | tickets on the door
Herefordshire promoter Wild Hare Club is bringing The Box Band to the Booth Hall on April 29. "A veritable feast of Pan-Celtic, Eastern European and American folk music"... you're basically getting world music and musical boxes.
Opening the show will be Matt Steady with his indie folk/blues flavoured by Celtic and American traditions.