Melton Gig Guide: February 17 to 22 - Melton Times

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On Friday at Melton Theatre the Just Another Tick in a Box? debate will begin.

2016 saw the sad passing of Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne. They alongside the likes of French and Saunders, Jo Brand and company seemingly heralded a new era for females in the industry. Why then are we seemingly reliant on quotas on panel shows. Join the discussion. As part of Beyond a Joke.

The Noels Arms hosts CJ Hatt on Friday as part of their Early Doors Sessions. He said: “I can’t wait to play my residency gig here at one of the best live music venues. I’ll be playing here every third Friday of the month this year.”

Deadbeats take the stage at the Genny B on Friday. They’ll play a great selection of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and punk rock grooves covers.

Melton Theatre is the venue to be at to see the Pick of the Fest show on Saturday. This jam packed evening of comedy will feature the fabulously boisterous kiwi Jarred Christmas (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats) and the star of BBC Radio Four’s The Now Show, Mitch Benn.

Get yourself up to The Stute on Saturday where you can enjoy a soul night to remember.

Saturday sees DC Done Dirt Cheap play at The Grapes. DC Done Dirt Cheap are five guys with a passion for AC/DC.

The Peas will entertain crowds on Saturday at The Saddle in Twyford. The duo have no rules, the wrong chords but the right melody and kazoos.

The Noels Arms hosts The Likes on Saturday. They’re a four-piece band who will try to get you on your feet and jumping up and down to the sounds of House Of Pain and head banging to Rage Against The Machine.

On Saturday Laura Marie, an excellent vocal entertainer from Lincoln, performs a varied range of material covering many decades.

Lil Jim returns to the Noels Arms on Sunday. Expect to hear formidable grooves, rhythms and the sweetest harmonies from one of the best accordion players in Europe.

The Noels Arms hosts a Wax Comical evening on Sunday. Lined up for you entertainment will be Jon Pearson, Lou Conran, Simon Lomas, Rob Mitchell and Stu Woodings.

Compere for the evening, Jon Pearson, said: “We’re back! We’re hitting 2017 with a big one as part of Leicester Dave’s Comedy Festival and part of Melton’s BIG Weekend. The headline comedian is a secret.”

Tuesday sees Melton Folk Club gather at The Crown, a new venture for all hosted by Adrian Kerr.

On Wednesday there is another open mic night scheduled at The Three Crowns-Steamin’ Bill in Oakham.