THE IPSWICH RAILWAY VENUE

ELECTRIC RIVER - £3 OTD

Wednesday 27th Feb

'The result of youthful energy and a healthy list of influences that culminate in all round catchy as hell numbers, fused with heavy handed melodies and social commentary. Bags of passion and heaps of power.' - Big Cheese / Rocksound Magazine
support to be confirmed

 

 

Tickets for all events can be collected from the venue at the above times.

Opening Times:

 

Monday 4:30pm to 11pm

Tuesday Closed***

Wednesday 4:30pm to Midnight

Thursday 4:30pm to 10:30pm

Friday 4:30pm to 01:00am

Saturday 4:30pm to 01:00am

Sunday Closed***

 

***NB. opening times are subject to change depending on show bookings, always check before travelling

 

masters of MADNESS

£7 ADV or £9 OTD

Friday 1st Mar

A night of Nuttiness, bought to you by The No1 tribute to MADNESS in the world.
ONE STEP BEHIND are the definitive MADNESS show.
The sound, the look and the on stage show unequalled by any other

Tickets now available for
ONE STEP BEHIND
from www.WeGotTickets.com
 

 

Regular events:

Second Wednesday of every month

 

SUFFOLK SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC – FREE

5pm to 7pm everyday except Saturday - £2:50 a pint on selected beers and Cask Ales

DIRTY DC -THE AC/DC tribute.

£8 ADV or £10 OTD

Saturday 2nd Mar

I don't need to explain this one guys, these guys fill the place time after time and why? 

COS THEY ARE THE BEST AC/DC show out there today.

Tickets now available for
DIRTY DC
from www.WeGotTickets.com
 

 

THE DOWNSETTERS

FREE ENTRY

Friday 8th Mar

Ipswich’s top SKA band, selling out venues all over the county and beyond.
Lot of talk about H and the gang on the scene right now.
They return to Ipswich’s only dedicated live music venue for the second time after a packed debut.
Great night out with these guys.
Come and put some SKANGA IN YOUR DJANGA

VOODOO CHILD

FREE ENTRY

Saturday 9th Mar

IPSWICH DEBUT FOR THESE GUYS.
AWESOME LONDON BASE COVER ACT PLAYING ALL THE CLASSICS FROM THE WHO, KILLERS, UNDERTONES, OASIS
JIMI HENDRIX, METALLICA, T-REX, ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE ROLLING STONES AND SO MUCH MORE.
LET THE PARTY BEGIN.

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY

£10 ADV or £12 OTD

Friday 15th Mar

Limehouse Lizzy are live at the Railway, Ipswich on their 2013 tour, playing the greatest hits of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy. Full details at: www.limehouselizzy.com

Limehouse Lizzy are officially one of the hardest working bands in the UK. They were accredited for their live shows by the Performing Rights Society in December 2011 and received their certificate from PRS Chairman (and respected songwriter) Guy Fletcher OBE.

Renowned for an action-packed pyrothechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore who sadly passed away last year.

Attention to detail, playful audience interaction and that all important X-factor that leaves you with the feeling of witnessing the real thing have led to their performance being described as “beyond tribute”, by both audience and critics alike.

'...Limehouse Lizzy Top PRS For Music's Hardest Working UK Bands List' Billboard Magazine

"Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott..." The Guardian

“entertainment for more than a decade…fantastic live music” Arena BBC2

"Gig of the week" The Mirror

nfo/tickets online at:- http:// www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/ ticketpurchase.php?tour_id= 738

Tickets also available online via:
www.seetickets.com
www.wegottickets.com

MOD & NORTHERN SOUL NITE

FREE ENTRY

Saturday 16th Mar

Following the huge success of our Debut nite and the demand that we bring it back.

ADI CLARKE and Guest will be spinning the discs again. So polish those leather soled shoes and let’s get movin.

NAZARETH - £17:50 adv / £20:00 otd

£17:50 adv / £20:00 otd

Tuesday 19th March

Nazareth are one of the UK’s finest ever classic rock bands. The band are perhaps best known for their breakthrough albums, ‘Razamanazz’ and ‘Loud n Proud’- (both 1973) and their chart-storming singles, ‘Bad Bad Boy’, ‘Broken Down Angel’ , ‘Love Hurts’, ‘My White Bicycle’ and their remarkable adaptation of Joni Mitchell’s ‘This Flight Tonight’. Since then the band have released a steady stream of top-notch albums and retained a steadfast, almost rabid fan base across the world.

Nazareth has sold an impressive over 60 million records in their 40 year music career worldwide for which they count as one of the best known and most successful Scottish bands ever. On their new album ‘Big Dogz’, they have returned to their roots, pure rock music with its rough edges, like it’s straight from the ‘70s. Exactly how rock should sound – and that’s how Nazareth lays it down.

An excellent overview of the bands career is the current sumptuous 4-cd Salvo/Union Square Music release, ‘NAZ BOX’

Said NAZARETH founder member Pete Agnew:Our friends at earMUSIC offered us the opportunity to mark some new territory with this new album and the 'Nazhounds' are delighted to be back among their pack. We're straining at the leash to tour this puppy. We reckon it's bitchin'! So get ready, because from 10th March, the Big Dogz gonna howl!!"

Formed in 1968, Nazareth sprung from the ashes of a semi-professional local band, ‘The Shadettes’, eventually taking their name from the opening line from ‘The Weight’ - the classic song by The Band. Releasing their first album in 1971, the band still features the gravel-voiced DAN McCAFFERTY and bassist PETE AGNEW, alongside lead guitarist JIMMY MURRISON and LEE AGNEW who has more recently taken over the drum stool for so long occupied by the sadly departed DARRELL SWEET.

For their 40th anniversary, Naz decided to record a come-back album. earMUSIC released ‘The Newz’ in 2008, proving once again that Nazareth is fully committed to rock and always satisfy with great songwriting and a fresh sound. The contemporary production brilliantly held true to their roots and really emphasize the extraordinary voice of Dan McCafferty.

‘Big Dogz’ was recorded in Prague and mixed in Basel, produced by guitar player Jimmy Murrison and young Swiss sound-wizard Yann Rouiller, the album has a challenging approach to production. In contrast with rock music’s current tendency to be clean and overproduced in order to be perfect and easily consumed, Nazareth´s album focuses on capturing the dangerous and challenging edge that rock music should have, too often lost in the chase for perfection. For this reason, Nazareth have always truly concentrated on bringing out that dirty, challenging, edginess of real rock; that sound that rock music must have.

Nazareth really manages to be different. On the new album, you’ll find what the band has always portrayed: four guys who live rock, who record together in the same room to show who they really are and what they want.

‘Big Dogz’ is a pure rock diamond, one that is sure to become one of the highest points of their grandiose career and follow the success of past albums like ‘No Mean City’ and ‘Hair Of The Dog’.

Founding member Pete Agnew says: "They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but having recorded the new album 'Big Dogz' I don't agree. We've got some tasty bones here!”

 

 

RADIOSTORM

 

£3 otd

Thursday 21st March

New generation of PUNK ROCK while keeping true to the faith.
This band are from Slovenia and are here on their first UK visit on this European tour.
Influences include: The Hives, The Ramones, Millencolin, Nofx, Pennywise, Strung out, Rise Against, Flogging Molly, Sick of it all, 
 
Friday 22nd March – LEGEND – THE BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE - £10

LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley

This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips (Cheesy) has a pedigree second to none, whose members have worked with such reggae greats as: 

The Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown, Rankin Roger, The Beat, Burning Spear, Apache Indian, Johnny 2 Bad, Errol Dunkley, George and Desmond Decker, Musical Youth and many more

Legend's two hour show covers the very best of Bob Marley’s timeless classics:
Is This Love, No Woman No Cry, Waiting in Vain, Exodus, I Shot The Sheriff, Jamming, Could You Be Loved. These are just a few of his million selling hits brought to you in this fantastic two hour tribute to the acknowledged master of reggae. 

The musicianship is flawless, with that irresistable reggae groove compelling you to move and the presence of Bob Marley himself invoked in the skilled and respectful portrayal by Michael.

 

 

ULI JON ROTH of THE SCORPIONS

Sat 23rd March

£10 adv/£12 otd

In the early 1970s, Roth formed a band called Dawn Road. In 1973, guitarist Michael Schenker left the Scorpions to join UFO. The two remaining Scorpions members, Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine merged with the four members of Dawn Road, (Uli Jon Roth, Achim Kirschning, Francis Buchholz, Jürgen Rosenthal) using the name Scorpions as they were more well known than Dawn Road.

During his tenure as lead guitarist, main songwriter and occasional lead singer for the Scorpions, the band released four studio albums between 1974 and 1977. In 1978, the Scorpions released the live album Tokyo Tapes, which was recorded in Japan and sold nearly one million copies and went gold in several countries. However, Roth had left the band before the album’s release.

Roth formed his own band named Electric Sun which released three albums. The first, Earthquake (1979), was dedicated to the spirit of Jimi Hendrix. A second album released two years later, Fire Wind (1981), was dedicated to Anwar el-Sadat (the assassinated President of Egypt who had tried to make peace in the Middle East), and featured a song called "Enola Gay" about the atomic bombing of Japan.

In 1985, Roth released his third and final Electric Sun album, Beyond the Astral Skies, dedicated to Martin Luther King and to Roth's fans.

After Electric Sun, Roth entered a new phase of creative work, composing four symphonies and two concertos, and sometimes performing with symphony orchestras throughout Europe. Roth used the name ‘Uli Jon Roth’ for all subsequent album releases and concert appearances.

The G3 European tour of 1998 featured Roth playing with Joe Satriani and Michael Schenker. The tour show at London Wembley Arena also featured a jam with Brian May.

Roth played at the outdoor rock festival at Castle Donington in 2001 (also featuring original Scorpions lead guitarist Michael Schenker on the bill), and this was filmed and subsequently released on DVD.

Roth appeared in concert with the Scorpions onstage at the Wacken Open Air Festival in 2006 along with two other former members of the band. Billed as “A Night To Remember, A Journey Through Time”, the Scorpions played four songs from the Roth era, most of which they hadn’t played live since Roth had left in 1978. The concert was filmed and released on DVD.

Although this was meant to be a ‘one night only’ special event, its success meant that the format was repeated on several tours afterwards.

On 2 June 2007 at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany, Roth joined The Smashing Pumpkins on stage for their epic closing song "Gossamer". He made another appearance with the Pumpkins upon their return to Germany on 26 February 2008.

In 2007, Roth had begun working on a new full-length studio album, which was to be released the following year. The title of the album would be "Under A Dark Sky" and was going to be the first official release in the long-awaited series of Symphonic Legends - a cycle of music written by Uli for his all-encompassing Sky of Avalon project.

Roth first debuted songs from "Under A Dark Sky" on 18 July 2008 in his headline set at the G-TARanaki Guitar Festival in New Zealand, Roth's debut concert in the country. In the week previous Roth had taken his "Sky Academy" tuition classes to regional Taranaki towns in WaitaraInglewood and Opunake with guests Vernon Reid and Gilby Clarke.

"Under A Dark Sky" was released in Japan on 20 August 2008 via Marquee records. The European and USA releases followed a month later on 20 September 2008 on the SPV record label.

 

 

The DUALERS

£10

Sat 30th March

In October 2004 The Dualers launched themselves, unannounced, into the UK Singles Chart, landing at an impressive number 21 with self-penned song, Kiss on the Lips. As an unknown act, they became the first street performers ever to achieve a chart position, selling more records that week than some internationally well-known artists. With no backing or publicity, the key to this success was The Dualers’ ever-growing, increasingly dedicated fan-base.
Growing up in South London with parents Bill and Jackie Cranstoun, Tyber’s musical taste was heavily influenced by the music played at home. Playing at several locations in and around London in the sixties with his Savoy Sound System, Bill helped to introduce ska music to the capital.
After attending the elite Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Tyber joined his brother singing on the street in the late 1990s. Together, he and Simon built a repertoire of classic ska, reggae and soul songs, receiving a phenomenal response wherever they performed

 

 

Easter Sunday Soul – FREE ENTRY

Sunday 31st March

DJ STEVE MANTON WILL BRING YOU THE VERY BEST SOUL SOUNDS FOR YOU TO DANCE ALL YOUR TROUBLES AWAY.
THIS IS AM EASTER SUNDAY FAMILY EVENT AND CHILDREN WELCOME – BBQ AND STALLS AVAILABLE.
 
Sunday 31st March – 8pm – MORITZ - £8
 
HARD ROCK HELL A.O.R FESTIVAL WARM UP GIG – NOT TO BE MISSED
 
“ONE OF THE FINEST A.O.R BANDS ARE BACK.”
 
“ABOUT TO BRING THE ROOF DOWN ON THE WORLD OF A.O.R.......” ROB EVANS ... A.O.R UNDERGROUND – NOV 2012
 
NEW ALBUM RELEASED – SOS – MORITZ ARE BACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Damned
Status Quo
Magnum
Gun
The Stranglers
Bad Manners
SKINDRED
MIKE TRAMP of WHITE LION
LOST ANGELS
JOHN CORABI of MOTLEY CRUE
The Beat


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