Melton Gig Guide: September 21 to 23 - Melton Times

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Marlow and Smith and The Atlantics will debut at The Market Tavern during Melton Beer Festival on Friday.

Marlow and Smith focus on popular covers with a twist. Hailing from Nottingham, they are a four-piece band in a two-piece body, playing their takes on all the classics.

The Atlantics are one of the UK’s best rock and pop covers bands for any occasion, whose repertoire covers music from 1960s’ classics right through to modern day chart hits. With great enthusiasm and energy, they display the sort of musical chemistry that can only be achieved by having worked together for so long.

Hubcap will gig at the Noels Arms on Friday. The impressive duo Hubcap has been cooking up their unique blend of dirty, voodoo blues and psychedelic funkiness since they first met at a house party in 2014. Their sound is inspired by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Walters, Zeppelin and Hendrix, but listen out for the more experimental sounds of Captain Beefheart and Beck too.

The Sugar Loaf at Ab Kettleby is the place to be to see CJ Hatt on Friday. CJ Hatt plays a wide variety of music, from old classics to modern hits, with some curve balls thrown in too. His different take on songs and ability make any song sound great acoustically makes him stand out as a unique talented act.

Bitter and Twisted take to the stage at The Cutting Room on Friday. Bitter and Twisted’s ever increasing setlist includes songs to suit everyone, young and old, including anything from rock ‘n’ roll to songs from the likes of Jason Maraz, Ed Sheeran and James Bay.

Saturday sees Govannen, CJ Hatt and The Hound Dogs perform at The Market Tavern during Melton Beer Festival.

Govannen make a welcome return. If there’s room there might even be a ceilidh.

A second bite of the apple with CJ Hatt. Expect more high quality acoustic tunes.

The Hound Dogs are quite simply one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands around. The Hound Dogs was formed by the three Wilson brothers nearly 15 years ago, and since then they have built up a wide reputation for their exhilarating live performances. The wild energy of their shows has to be seen to be believed and includes members of the band jumping off the drum kit.

On Saturday, at Eastwell Village Hall, Wild Willy Barrett’s Roaring Touring gigs. From a riverside jazz cafe, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo, this band does it all. With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by this very talented quartet.

The Genny B is the place to be to see Bonnylou on Saturday. Bonnylou is a young, up and coming artist performing all over the country. She draws from her rock/blues and reggae influences to deliver a powerful and energetic live performance.

The Boutones will headline at the Noels Arms on Saturday. The Boutones, born out of a desire to create something musically a little different. They steer away from the traditional format in terms song choice and style; playing songs as though they might be originals. A mutual love of soul, rhythm and blues and Americana gives the band a unique style.

Mistabeat perform at The Grapes on Saturday. Four-piece, 50s, 60s and 70s covers band Mistabeat are a family affair. They primarily play rock ‘n’ roll, punk, glam and classic rock. Artists covered range from The Beatles to T-Rex, Creedence Clearwater Revival to Chuck Berry and ZZ Top to Status Quo.

The Noels Arms is the place to be to see The Peas on Sunday. The Peas, a duo, no rules, the wrong chords but the right melody and kazoos.The Peas enjoy playing classic songs from the 80s and 90s.

Sunday sees Reuben and Jonny host an open mic session at the Genny B. If you fancy a crack at it, or just a pint listening to some nice songs, then this venue can accommodate your needs.

On Sunday, at The Geese and Fountain, in Croxton Kerrial, The Groove Merchants will perform. The Groove Merchants play jazz, jazz funk, jazz blues, and jazz rock fusion. They have an extensive collection of instrumental material and the ensemble provides a perfect backing for vocalists, of which the group has many experienced ones.

Paper Kite will take to the stage at The Half Moon on Sunday. Paper Kite will entertain you with loads of popular classics from the 50s right up to chart music current today. With a splash of humour and fantastic song choice, you will definitely want to tap your feet, clap your hands, sing along and maybe even dance along with them.