Live music in Portsmouth area?

MatthewShredderyMatthewShreddery Frets: 569
Hi all, 
What are some good places to go and see live music in the Portsmouth area? I know the Wedgewood Rooms and Pyramids, but I'm looking more for your regular pub and club bands. Also interested in jam nights.

I've lived here all my life and have massively neglected actually going out and watching bands and would really like to start getting more involved in it.

Cheers
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  • TrudeTrude Frets: 222
    What kind of stuff are you into?

    You'll find pub gigs all over the place.  Here are a few off the top of my head (some of which I play at fairly frequently):

    Wine Vaults (every Thursday)
    King St Tavern
    Drift Bar
    Fawcett Inn
    Shepherd's Crook
    Pelham Arms
    Old House at Home
    Jolly Sailor
    Eastney Tavern
    RMA

    Then in terms of clubs:
    Rifle Club (near Fratton Station)
    Square Tower (Square Roots promotions put on some really good stuff)
    Ashcroft Centre in Fareham

    Not forgetting all the festivals that happen during the year.  If you fancy the Wickham festival by the way, get in touch- I'm playing this year and can get discounted tickets.

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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 2955
    The Heroes in Waterlooville have live music every Friday and Sat ... My band plays every month.  There's also live music at the Admiral Drake, The Tap, The Golden Eagle, The Old House at home and loads of other local pubs in and just outside Portsmouth such as The Curlew, The Lord Raglan, The spotted Cow, The Woodpecker

    I along with another guy run an open mic night every month at The Heroes and every month at the Chairmakers in Denmead. Come along with your guitar to one of those, it's friendly and laid back. 
    Check out The acoustic Sessions on Facebook for details ..... 

    https://www.facebook.com/acousticsessionswaterlooville/

    Ignore the acoustic part I always play electric :)

    For general see ing what bands are playing join Ricksters page 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/RickstersGigGuide/

    On July 21 and 22nd there's a big music festival in a large field at the Chairmakers, see here 

    https://www.facebook.com/sundownchairmakersfest/



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  • TrudeTrude Frets: 222
    @Danny1969, what's your band called? We may well have crossed paths before! 
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 2955
    Trude said:
    @Danny1969, what's your band called? We may well have crossed paths before! 
    Probably, I do around 12 to 16 gigs a month .... I'm in 

    The Superheroes

    Italian Job 

    The Marvels

    The Main Street band

    A Kick up the Eighties

    Abstrak Stereo

    Katy Bush-ka

    The Mob 

    What's your band called Trude ?
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  • fantastic stuff! Cheers guys that all sounds great :)
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  • TrudeTrude Frets: 222
    @Danny1969 - that's quite a list!  No wonder you're busy.  A few of those names are familiar - I think a mate of mine depped on bass for the Superheroes once.

    I've been in loads of band over the years, but currently it's:

    The Bog Rolling Stones (as Keef)

    Thee Sultan Sheiks (quirky pop/rock classics)

    The Courtiers (trad and original folk)

    The Drystone Cowboys (yes, both country AND western!)
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 2955
    Ah your in the Bogs with Beefy and Steve ......... many years ago they way playing as Billy J Leach and The Humgugs or something similar and I dep'ed for them supporting Rolf Harris :)

    You just did Port Solent with the Sheiks ? My son Andrew was in that young indie band on first 
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  • TrudeTrude Frets: 222
    Yep that's us!  I did a few gigs with the Humbugs when I first met them in '94 (before we put the full Bogs thing together).  Small world, eh?

    I didn't see the first band on Saturday unfortunately.  Good to know the kids are still getting out there and making a racket though!  A bit different from their usual audience I bet  :)
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