Melton Gig Guide: September 28 to 30 - Melton Times

Russ from We Tried Kylie and Joanne Bowtell from Reckless PHOTO: MannyTographY
Russ from We Tried Kylie and Joanne Bowtell from Reckless PHOTO: MannyTographY
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James Joyce will host a closed mic session at More Coffee Co on Friday. Why closed you might ask? The answer is simple. It’s for people James teaches, to give them a chance to perform with a full PA set up in public, for family, friends and anyone who rambles in.

A tribute to Elvis will be done at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday by David Vincent. He will be supported by Simply Sarah. Great family entertainment in a premier facility. Tickets available at bar or call (01664) 562651.

Plug will spark into action at the Noels Arms on Friday. If you are looking for some live music to blow away the cobwebs of another dreary week at work, head down to the Noels Arms and see Plug. They play 60s and 70s pop, punk, indie, rock and new wave from The Beatles to Buzzcocks and back.

Spanky Van Dyke debuts at The Black Swan on Friday. Budgie Smugglers frontman is going solo. His set will include 70s, 80s, new wave, new romantic and a touch of old school pop/punk songs. Expect hits from The Jam, The Clash, Ultravox, A Flock of Seagulls, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello,Ian Dury and loads more.

Saturday sees the fifth and final ‘Back To The 80s’ event take place at The Market Tavern from 7pm. An 80s experience featuring Reckless, We Tried Kylie and 80s Experience.

Reckless are a band who deliver 80s rock, the American rock power ballads.

We Tried Kylie will quite simply blow you away. Russ on vocals sounds like he has really got three lead vocalists on stage with him not just himself.

80s Experience are a tribute act that offers the ultimate partygoer’s dream. Bright lights, vibrant costumes, and all your favourite songs from a great decade of eighties music.

‘Back To The 80s’ event will be held in aid of Treble One Trust. Tickets are £10 from Icon Music, Di Booth at the Cattle Market auctioneers office, Pete Wilkinson on 07834 158479 or Ivan Wright on 07970 028185.

Charlie Grace takes to the stage at Melton Royal British Legion Club. Charlie has a bubbly personality, funny quips and comments. She’s a most irreverent entertainer. Her set is music covers from the 60s to present day.

Another Soul at The Stute night will be held at The Stute, Asfordby Hill, on Saturday.

The Genny B is the place to be to see Krusty Whiskas on Saturday. This three-piece covers band fronted by eighties recording artist John Barry will give you a night to remember. Songs by The Everly Brothers, The Stone, The Beatles, The Foundations and a host of other names.

2 Gentlemen Play the Pops at the Noels Arms on Saturday. 2 Gentlemen Play the Pops are not some kind of lager-shandy lah-de-dah ‘she’s gone and left me’ miserablist duo, they are a blunderbuss wielding, floor shaking, call the cops, top buzz our kid, don’t stop until you get enough two-piece band. Drums, vocals, guitar, kazoo and a selection of songs like the best party compilation tape ever.

Leigh Hitch performs at The Grapes on Saturday. Leigh is a singer/guitarist who likes to entertain his audiences with upbeat pop and rock tunes from all eras, tailored to people in the room. His aim is to get you dancing, singing along and reminiscing to all your favourite songs. He uses top quality backing tracks but with 100 per cent live vocals and guitar.

The Noels Arms hosts Steve Faulkner on Sunday. Steve is a covers artist currently playing around the UK. He covers The Beatles to Tenacious D via Wheatus and Vanilla Ice.

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, Jess Silk will debut. Jess is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Black Country who has been penning songs since her early teens. Over the past few years her style has developed into a husky, shouty brand of folk music that often has her being likened to a female Frank Turner or Billy Bragg.

Acoustic soloist Lee Robertshaw takes to the stage at The Half Moon on Sunday. Expect hits from The Eagles, Whitesnake, Foo Fighters, U2, Coldplay, Oasis, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Bryan Adams, R.E.M., The Verve and more.