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Gig Guide for April 2017

Here's a comprehensive gig guide to all the live gigs, music festivals and music events taking place across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Boscombe and Ringwood.

If you love music, then Bournemouth is the right place to be. Whether you’re into pop, indie music or DJs, there’s something for everyone across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch where you’ll find venues like the BIC, Lighthouse, Sixty Million Postcards and Mr Kyps.

For chart topping artists, the BIC and O2 Academy Bournemouth have plenty to choose from, whereas more intimate gigs, tribute acts and local bands can be found at Mr Kyps, The Old Fire Station and local pubs.

April 2017



Amberwood, Walkford - Blue Tides

Bournemouth International Centre - Rick Astley

Brit, Ashley Cross - Innocent Bystander

Cellar Bar, Boscombe - Western Sand + DJ Razzman

Drift Bar, Poole Quay - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Drovers, Gussage All Saints - Repeat Offenders

Exchange, Sturminster Newton - Pasadena Roof Orchestra

James & White, Christchurch - Joe Boiling

King Charles, Poole - Curveball

Lord Nelson, Poole - Terry Nash (Meatloaf Tribute)

Mr Kyps - Rat Race (Ska) + The Right Track

Quay, Wareham - Brass Monkey

Reef Encounter - PR Dewhurst

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Mr Wiseguy

Turfcutters, East Boldre - Jazz Wrann and the Ruby Welts

Victoria Cross, Westbourne - 4 Go Mad

White Swan, Swanage - Transitions


Anchor, Swanage - 4 Go Mad

Cellar Bar, Boscombe - The Sea Slugs + DJ Papa J

Corn Exchange, Dorchester - Ninebarrow (Folk)

Cricketers, Springbourne - Jimmy Hillbillies

1812 - T.K.O. (Rock)

Ferndown Village Hall - Celtic Folk; Old Blind Dogs

Forest Arts, New Milton - Dom Pipkin (Blues Piano)

Grove Tavern, Southbourne - Hardcore Troubadours (Duo)

Inn On The Furlong, - Ringwood - Hugh Budden & The Blue Chords

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Stone Free

Mr Kyps - U2 Baby (Tribute)

Pyramids Plaza - Blackberry Smoke

Regent Centre, Christchurch - 5th Anniversary Concert Bournemouth Choir - Sound Of Soul

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Loose Chippings

Tivoli, Wimborne - Feast Of Fiddles (Folk)

White Horse, Swanage - Lady Winwood’s Maggot

White Swan, Swanage - Phoenix (Rock)



Captains Club, Christchurch - 12.30pm Zoe Schwarz Trio (Jazz)

Grand Hotel; Swanage - 2pm Swanage Jazz Machine

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - 3pm; Trouble in Mind


Chaplin's, Boscombe - Trip Guitars

Lord Nelson - Sunday Night Showcase

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - Chris Ritchie (Male Vocalist)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Live Music


Cellar Bar, Boscombe - “Solid Air”; We Are Elephant + The Bear, The Raven + Jordan Ayriss + Leopold Growler

Cricketers - Cricketers Folk Club; Nigel Waite

Dean Park Inn - Pat Piero (Jazz)

Four Horsemen - Open Mic


Branksome Con. Club - Chicken Soup Choir

Cellar Bar - Verbal Remedies

Dean Park Inn - Stan's Blues Jam

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Innocent Bystander

Pavilion - 10CC


Chaplin's, Boscombe - Open Mic Night

Jenkins & Sons - New Flowers Generation

Lord Bute, Highcliffe - Chi Jazz

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Darren Hodson

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Hugh Budden & Pete Harris

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne - Deborah Bonham Band (Blues/Soul/ Rock)


Cellar Bar - “Rubber Soul”; Chimpshed Ad + Jawbone

O2 Academy - Kid Ink

ONeill's - Bournemouth Unplugged Competition including Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Red Roses

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne - Opera Up Close: Opera Cocktail (Opera Favourites)


Amberwood, Walkford - Loose Chippings

Bournemouth International Centre - 14th to16th, Beer Festival. Live Music TBA

Brit, Ashley Cross - Matt Black Piano Man

Cellar Bar, Boscombe - Mischa & His Merry Men + DJ Dubwize

Drift Bar, Poole Quay - 3 Go Mad Acoustic

Exchange, Sturminster Newton - Opera in Colour (light operatic)

Grove Tavern, Southbourne - Quinns Queenie

James & White, Christchurch - Fearne

King Charles, Poole - Dakota

London Tavern, Ringwood - Mod Town

Lord Nelson, Poole - Vintage Dogs

Mr Kyps - Empire Affair (Indie Rock) + The Otherhalf + The Manatees

Queens Park, Springbourne - Experience This

Reef Encounter - Goodfoot

Stable, Poole Quay - The Pick Ups

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - Sally Vinyl, (Female Vocalist)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Fluke

Vodka Revolution - Innocent Bystander

White Swan, Swanage - Afro Ninja


Cellar Bar, Boscombe - Sam Green & The Midnight Heist + DJ Connie

Dorset Soldier, Corfe Mullen - Black Dog Band

Exchange, Sturminster Newton - Opera in Colour (light operatic)

Finn's, Weymouth - The Worried Men (Rock)

Grove Tavern, Southbourne - Xander & The Keys

Hop Inn - Double Barrel

King Charles, Poole - Iron Brews

London Tavern, Poulner - Chill

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - The Red Crow

Mr Kyps - Dan Patlansky (Blues)

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - Spotlight Duo

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Stereo Kings

Tivoli, Wimborne - Unchained: The Best Of Joe Cocker

White Horse, Swanage - Skint (Rock)

White Swan, Swanage - Skinfull



Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - 3pm; All Funked Up

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - 3pm; 16 String Jack


Amberwood, Walkford - Retro Rita

Chaplin's, Boscombe - Music À Trois

Coach & Horses, Wimborne - 4 Go Mad

King Charles, Poole - 6pm; Runner Brothers

London Tavern, Ringwood - Matt Black + Ray Foster

Lord Nelson - Compass

ONeill's - T.K.O. (Rock)

Pavilion - That’ll Be The Day

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Decatonics


Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - 4pm Rooster McDonald

Dean Park Inn - Mick Hanson (Jazz)

Four Horsemen - Open Mic

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Back To the 80's

Porterhouse, Westbourne - Open Mic

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - A.J. Brotherton (Male Vocalist)


Amberwood, Walkford - Ray Shae Trio (Jazz)

Branksome Con. Club - Chicken Soup Choir

Cellar Bar - Acoustics In Chaplins With Lee Rasdall-Dove

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Hugh Budden & Dan Sowerby


B.I.C. - Diversity Genesis (Dance)

Black Swan, Swanage - Open Acoustic Night

Chaplin's, Boscombe - Open Mic Night

Jenkins & Sons - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Lord Bute, Highcliffe - Chris Walker (Jazz)

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Blues Jam Hosted By Hugh Budden

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - John J Newman


Cellar Bar - Rubber Soul; Sinful Maggie + All Of This

Four Horsemen - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Regent Centre, Christchurch - Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra

St Leonards Hotel, St Leonards - . Verwood Jazz Club 10th anniversary Keith Nichols Legendary All Stars with

Enrico Tomasso

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra

The Regent Centre

ticket Prices: £19.00-£20.00

Starts: 7:30pm



Bournemouth International Centre - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

Brit, Ashley Cross - Jon James Newman

Cellar Bar, Boscombe – “Extended Play”; Powdered Cows Album Launch + County Hospital + DJ Connie

Exchange, Sturminster Newton - Classic Rock

James & White, Christchurch - Goodfoot

King Charles, Poole - Slipstream

Lord Nelson, Poole - Skinfull

Mr Kyps - Beatles With Wings (Beatles & Wings tribute)

Pavilion - The Dreamboys

Porterhouse, Westbourne - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Reef Encounter - Joe Boiling

Smugglers, Portland - Brass Monkey

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - Leanne James (Female Vocalist)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Tom Clement & The Clementynes

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne - ELO Experience

Turfcutters, East Boldre - 4 Go Mad

White Swan, Swanage - Moonrush


Cellar Bar, Boscombe - Wessex Pistols + DJ Blow

Corn Exchange, Dorchester - Stacey Kent

Cricketers Wimborne - 4 Go Mad

Dorset Soldier, Corfe Mullen - iCandi (Pop/Rock)

Drax Arms, Bere Regis - Jimmy Hillbillies

Forest Arts, New Milton - Calan (Folk) & Dan Wilde (Singer Songwriter)

Grove Tavern, Southbourne - Butchers Blues

Hop Inn - Rich Baxter

King Charles, Poole - Repeat Offenders:

London Tavern, Poulner - Mr Wise Guy

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Loose Connection

Red Shoot, Linwood - Innocent Bystander + Brass Monkey

Regent Centre, Christchurch - Live Broadcast on Screen; Met Opera New York: Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Sirpico

Tivoli, Wimborne - King King (Blues) Saturday 22 April at 8:00 pm

White Horse, Swanage - Live Music TBC

White Swan, Swanage - On The Level


Corn Exchange, Dorchester - Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman (Folk)


Dean Park Inn - 4pm; Dumb Poets

Foundry, Poole - 3pm; 3 Go Mad Acoustic

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - 3pm; Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion (Jazz/Blues)

White Swan, Swanage - 3pm; Afro Ninja Evening

Chaplin's, Boscombe - FB Pocket Orchestra (Hot Jazz/Ragtime/Blues)

Greyhound, Blandford - Jimmy Hillbillies

Lord Nelson - Silk Bullet

Pavilion - The Shires

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Jon Walsh Band

The Shires

Country Pop

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Ticket Prices: £21.00 – £34.25

Starts: 7:00pm



Cellar Bar, Boscombe - Forbidden Planet; Kate Lomas + Siblings Of Us + Honeymoon + Invincible Youth

Dean Park Inn - Jon Lloyd (Jazz)

Four Horsemen - Open Mic

Porterhouse, Westbourne - Open Mic


Branksome Con. Club - Chicken Soup Choir

Cellar Bar - Polly Morris With Her Full Band

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Old Fire station - Gecko


Chaplin's, Boscombe - Open Mic Night with The Voice

Jenkins & Sons - Kirk Ensor

Lord Bute, Highcliffe - Art Hemingway (Jazz)

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - Sweet FA (Acoustic Pop/Rock)

Owls Nest, Parley - Stan's Blues Jam

Regent Centre, Christchurch - Milton Musical Soc: “Oklahoma!”

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Martin Boucher


Cellar Bar - Matt Black & Guest Ant Lewis

Exchange, Sturminster Newton - Music and Memories Neil Sands and his West End Cast

Stormzy - Rap
O2 Academy Bournemouth
Ticket Prices: £51.91
Starts: 7:00pm

Regent Centre, Christchurch - Milton Musical Soc: Oklahoma!


Branksome Railway Hotel - Open Mic with Mik Parsons

Brit, Ashley Cross - Chris Manning

Cellar Bar, Boscombe - The Seventy Nine + Trickster + DJ Lively

Charisworth Farm, Blandford - Teddy Rocks Festival, in aid of Child Cancer

Corn Exchange, Dorchester - Skimmity Hitchers (Folk Punk) + Support

Fiveways, Charminster - 4 Go Mad

Grove Tavern, Southbourne - Cuckooland

James & White, Christchurch - PR Dewhurst

King Charles, Poole - Hot Bacon

Lord Nelson, Poole - Black Orchard

Mr Kyps - Bon Giovi (Tribute) + Saints Of Sin

Quay, Wareham - Sweet FA (Acoustic Pop/Rock)

Reef Encounter - Live Music

Regent Centre, - Christchurch - Milton Musical Soc: Oklahoma!

Spyglass & Kettle - Repeat Offenders:

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - B Town Soul Cats

White Swan, Swanage - T.K.O. (Rock)

Yalbury & Yvon's Cafe Wine Bar, Dorchester - Zoe Schwarz Trio, with Rob Koral, guitar & Joe Limburn, double bass



Cellar Bar, Boscombe - Ski’s Shindig With Surfin Dave & Zip Heads + DJ Razzman
Charisworth Farm, Blandford - Teddy Rocks Festival, in aid of Child Cancer

Cranbourne - 4 Go Mad

Exchange, Sturminster Newton - The New Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons & Showaddywaddy tributes)

Forest Arts, New Milton - Tom McConville (fiddle player and singer)

Hop Inn - Logan Carter

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - The Wonky Donkeys

O Neill's - All Funked Up

Pavilion - Let's Hang On

Regent Centre, Christchurch - Milton Musical Soc: Oklahoma!

Shelley Theatre - Bournemouth Spring Folk Festival

2pm to 10.30pm; Chris Wood + Gadarene, + Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker headline, Plus

Glenn Ross & the Creeks + Wikkaman + The Fox and The Owl + Alex Beds Hummingbird and The Crow.

Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - Dorsal Fin

Tivoli, Wimborne - Frankie Miller’s Full House

White Horse, Swanage - Mafia (Rock)

White Swan, Swanage - Ray Jones Band

Dean Friedman

Pop and Folk

Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Ticket Prices: £15.00-£26.75

Starts: 7:30pm


SUNDAY 30 th


Dorset Knob Festival, Kingston Maurward, 2,15pm - 3pm. 30th April, Dorset Knob Festival, Kingston Maurward,

Club Soho, Christchurch 1pm Jim Lovell/ Ian Uren + Veronique Joly Quintet +

Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral Jazz & Blues Quartet

Lord Nelson, Poole Quay - 3pm; Iccarus

Rope & Anchor, Poole - 3pm; 3 Go Mad Acoustic


Brix & Co - Tim Somerfield (Afro Ninja)

Chaplins, Boscombe - Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral (Jazz/Blues)

Charisworth Farm, Blandford - Teddy Rocks Festival, in aid of Child Cancer

Gloucester, Weymouth - Brass Monkey

Hop Inn - George Holloway

King Charles, Poole - Oasiss (Tribute)

Lord Nelson - All Rocked Up

Pavilion - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; “The French Connection”

Swanage Bay View, Swanage - Stephie Scott (Vocalist)

Thomas Tripp, Christchurch - The Spitfires

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne - Swing Unlimited All Stars Big Band; Count Basie Project; “April In Paris”





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