Melton Gig Guide: April 9 to 12

The UnderDogs play the Generous Briton, Melton, on Friday EMN-150704-093952004
The UnderDogs play the Generous Briton, Melton, on Friday EMN-150704-093952004
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For the third and final part of their Next Stage album tour, Bigtopp play one of their favourite venues, the Noels Arms, on Thursday.

The interesting and soulful sounds of Stop That Train support.

Enjoy the magic and the romance of the Middle Ages at the Market Tavern on Friday as it hosts The Jester’s Ball. West Midlands band The Shine perform a live set.

Local lads The Underdogs bring a customary eclectic set to the Generous Briton on Friday. Expect everything from Royal Blood and Biffy Clyro, to Zeppelin.

Danny Willson’s The Cheeze (Noels, Friday) cover mature classic rock and pop songs. Requests, heckling and banter are positively encouraged and will be met with mild abuse or a busked version of your favourite song.

Sticky Fingers make a welcome return to the Saddle, Twyford, on Saturday as Mick and Keef take a night off and instead let Scampi, Ken and the band take the helm.

Bonnylou (Genny B, Saturday) has a unique style drawn from various influences including Janis Joplin’s psychedelic, bluesy sounds of the late 60s and 70s, and Tina Turner’s power ballads.

2 Gentlemen Play the Pops (Noels, Saturday) are not some kind of ‘she’s gone and left me’ miserabilist duo, they’re a blunderbuss-wielding, floor-shaking, don’t stop ‘til you get enough two-piece. Drums, vocals, guitar, kazoo playing the best party compilation tape ever.

Adrian Marx’s Glammania, the ultimate 70s solo tribute is coming to the Grapes on Saturday, taking a non-stop nostalgic trip back to a decade of sparkle, glamour and glitz from bands such as T-Rex, The Sweet, ABBA, Slade, The Tramps, Bay City Rollers, and Queen.

When Cousins Marry return to The Noels on Sunday with their mix of country, blues and bluegrass. These local Hillbillies bring mountain music to Melton from the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams,