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9:50am Wednesday 25th April 2012
The Lamb was packed out last Saturday for an acoustic show, with people occupying the room from the performance area to out the door. What was all the fuss about? Sheer Music brought the best performers from around the Wiltshire area as well as political singer songwriter Chris T-T.
10:05am Tuesday 24th April 2012
The Foresters hosted a very entertaining gig on Saturday, stepping in at the last minute to rescue a fundraiser for the GBSS Charity, which supports bereaved families and fights to have NHS testing for the GBS infection which kills and maims several hundred newborn babies annually in the UK. An outstanding evening of local talent who all gave their services for free and raised over £130 for GBSS.
9:26am Tuesday 17th April 2012
On Saturday when headliner Alex Sears, front man of Decade, pulled out of Sheer Music’s acoustic gig at The Lamb due to flu, local acts where happy to fill the slot at the gig along with a re-arrangement of the line-up.
9:12am Friday 9th March 2012
EXPECT the unexpected in Frome next month, when iconic rocker Pete Doherty plays the Cheese and Grain on April 18 as part of a UK tour. Tickets went on sale last Friday for the gig - the last time he played the town, with Babyshambles in 2004, they sold out at lightning speed.
12:11pm Friday 9th March 2012
IF you thought you'd missed out, five late tickets are now available for The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon tonight(Friday) at 7.30pm (pre-concert talk 6.30pm).
9:42am Wednesday 7th March 2012
Following in the footsteps of A Fate Untold and Underline The Sky, Bristol-based Polished Punk band Run From Robots come to Devizes off the back of a successful Scuzz TV video campaign, in the shape of their debut single, On Top Of The World”, which has been receiving plays since Chrismas. Warming up for an eight-date UK tour, the band are treaking up and down the country with Hey Alaska, promoting their debut album Rust” due for release through Glasstone Records this spring. You can pick up the single for free, by signing up to their mailing list at http://www.runfromrobots.co.uk Main billed support comes from another Bristol act, though their members are all ex-Wiltshire, Smile, Look Alive turn up for their fourth Devizes appearance. With a new EP slated for imminent release, the pop punkers have been showing up on all manner of amazing bills recently, notably proping up Decade on selected UK tour dates. Expect a lot of baying girls, desperate for a floppy fringe fix.
9:03am Wednesday 7th March 2012
10:28am Friday 2nd March 2012
BRISTOL’S Oxygen Thief, aka Barry Dolan, brings his co-headline tour with Scotland's Mark McCabe through Devizes this week, when they play a free entry show at The Lamb, the first gig in the pub since the fire in January.
Preview: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, part of Music Nation, Wiltshire Music Centre, Sunday, March 4
9:16am Friday 24th February 2012
ALTHOUGH he began his musical career in Wiltshire, and still has plenty of family living close to the Bradford on Avon centre, amazingly this concert will be the first clarinettist Tim Lines has ever played in Wiltshire. The 34-year-old, who began playing when a pupil at Devizes School, is looking forward to seeing family in the audience, particularly as the concert programme is made up of contemporary music which he feels has a broad appeal for audiences. “My mother’s family, the Prossers, come from the Westwood and I have cousins there and in Trowbridge,” he explained. “I lived in Westbury and then Devizes. It was Mr Lamond Clennand at school who got me onto the clarinet. I went to him asking about an instrument and was hoping for a french horn, really.” The former West Wiltshire Youth Orchestra player went on to music college, and has played freelance and with major orchestras since. “Contemporary music lets people get far closer to the music than an orchestral performance, or the radio or a recording,” he said. “You can see the interplay of the parts, the balance. It has a real ability to reach people and engage their emotions. “It’s a real mix of a programme, with some very simple items and some very complex ones.” The concert is part of Music Nation, a BBC scheme to run a weekend to celebrate the best of the country’s live orchestral music as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Tickets, at £18/£17/£16 and £9 for under-18s, from (01225) 860100 or website www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk.
10:00am Thursday 15th September 2011
The Doubtful Guest had the biggest crowd The Lamb has seen since Frank Turner last Saturday night, as Sheer Music put on their first show since a small makeover in the function room at The Lamb in St Johns St.
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