Music Thursday, March 2nd Words by: Mark Bowen

Gig Guide: live music this March in Herefordshire

Music Thursday, March 2nd

Gig Guide: live music this March in Herefordshire

Here's our curated guide to gigs and shows happening across Herefordshire this month. You'll find our fit-to-burst full listings over on our What's On section. 

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Friday March 3: Ed Solo @ The Venue, Hereford

11pm-3am | £7 | read more

Studio guru Ed Solo is the producers' producer with a knack for a booty-bouncing hook. Expect killer dubstep cuts, upfront slices of drum ‘n’ bass, booming house numbers and funky, electro-fuelled breaks.

Saturday March 4: Bartoune @ The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

8pm | £5 | read more

Bristol based Bartoune are bringing their brand of Gypsy Jazz to Hay-on-Wye: mellow clarinet tones and driving Bari sax, all underpinned by the tight swing of vibrant guitar and bass.

Saturday March 4: Virginia Black plays Mozart @ The Lion Ballroom, Leominster

7.30pm | £12. £6 students | read more

Classical music, yes, but don't let that scare you off. International pianist Virginia Black is the real deal and this is a rare chance to see her perform in such an intimate venue. The Royal Academy professor of harpsichord will perform a programme by Mozart (Google him, he was pretty punk rock), including four sonatas. 

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Sunday March 5: Pete Allen @ Hereford Jazz Club, The Richmond Place Club, Hereford

8pm | £6 | read more

If you're down in the dumps Pete Allen and his band will put the spring back in your step (appropriate for this time of year). This is happy good-time jazz. Fact: Allen's take on jazz is so authentic he's been made an honorary citizen of New Orleans.

Friday March 10: The Rumblestrutters @ The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

8pm | £10 | read more

Pacy and energetic Prohibition-era blues from Swansea three-piece The Rumblestrutters. It's billed as a bona fide take on 1920s jazz and jug band music with luscious harmonies and songs about bootleg liquor, late night parties, and even the odd hubbly bubbly pipe. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. 

Saturday March 11: Troy Redfern and As Mamas @ Hereford Blues Club, The Speakeasy, Left Bank, Hereford

8pm | £10 | read more

Bluesman Troy Redfern brings his power trio back to home turf. The Kington musician plays with such style, gusto and virtuoso you half expect him to spontaneously combust as he summons up the ghosts of Johnny Winter and Elmore James.

Friday March 17: Jubei @ The Venue Hereford, Hereford

10pm to 3am | £10 in advance, £12.50 on the door | read more

DJ Jubei is at the forefront of drum'n'bass, whether it’s his solo productions or collaborations with some of the biggest names. Grab your chance to witness the future of the genre.

Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19: Weirdshire Weekend, Hereford

Friday @ De Koffie Pot. 8pm | free

Saturday @ The Booth Hall | 8pm | £6

Sunday @ De Koffie Pot | 3pm | £8

Sunday @ Gordon Bennetts | 12pm | free 

Weirdshire Weekend is three days of psych-folk. It'll take you out of your comfort zone and into a stellar soundscape of strangeness. The word 'esoteric' could have been invented for this weekend. Among the multitudes on the bill are headliners Trappist Afterland, Jo Lepine, Bird Radio, Bristol band Snails, and Constantine from Chicago.

Saturday March 18: Flatworld @ Cafe At The Stores, Colwall

7.30pm | £5 | read more 

Flatworld focus on eastern European folk traditions; rich, compelling melodies over tight driving rhythms. Take your dancing shoes - chances are you'll end up out of your seat. 

Monday March 20 and Tuesday March 21: Peatbog Faeries @ Hellens Manor, Much Marcle

7.30pm | £18.50 | read more

Peatbog Faeries take traditional Scottish music, give it a damn good shake up and drag it screaming into the modern day. Trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music Renaissance, the band from Skye add splashes of jazz, hip hop, and reggae to the pipes and whistles.

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