CASE @ THE GREEN ROOM 30th June 2005
'Case' - Passion - Total Conviction - At times a dark wall of sound - At times crystal clear and sparce allowing the highly charged vocals to breathe unobscured and free of distraction.
To view pictures of 'Case', click here .
BRENDA @ THE GREEN ROOM 27th June 2005
'Brenda' - Weird & Wonderful - A band that breaks the rules and let's face it, the rules are only there to be broken.
THAT BOSCASTLE FEELING 23rd June 2005
Cracking gig by Total Recall @ the Lulworth Cove Hotel on Thursday night made all the more excellent by a dramatic display of fork lightning splitting the sky over the nearby ocean.
But that wasn't the end of it.
When it came to packing up time for the band, the road outside the bar turned into a network of fast flowing rivers in a matter of minutes.
At each trip from the bar the the van, a new river had formed and things were starting to look mighty dicey.
Only one thing for it. Chuck the gear in the van and drive up the hill to dry land at the greatest possible speed.
Ever felt that Boscastle feeling ??? !!!
As I write this news item from my abode in Bournemouth once again the skies are opening up. Excellent. Love it.
And on the midday TV news - Glastonbury - you've guessed it - as usual, a total mudbath.
PS: Don't miss our gig tonight @ The Grange, Southbourne.
Maybe the place will be struck by lightning?
Sadly, no time to add 'Riders On The Storm (Doors) to our set.
Enjoy the rain, folks - Roj.
LATEST PICTURES 18th June 2005
To view latest pictures of our recommended band of the month, 'Raising Cane', at The Green Room, please click here.
BAZUZU - NEW SONG June 2005
Bazuzu - new song - 'Slippery Slope' - now available, only in cyberspace.
Please click here.
SNAFU @ THE GREEN ROOM 15th June 2005
Snafu - probably the loudest band ever to play at The Green Room - dark and decidedly crunchy - accompanied by a massive following of highly charged fans - never saw so many video clips in the making in one place at one time, ever.
The band certainly must be doing something right.
THE PIRATE SHIP QUINTET June 2005
New Instrumental Post Rock Band - 'The Pirate Ship Quintet' - Very Impressive.
Recommended mp3 - 'Secret Of The City' - sort of cosmic shoegazey style - essential listening
Check it out by visiting their website and clicking on 'mp3's' - simple as that.
BRENDA NEWS June 2005
We've managed to put together a small tour with our friends the Sunshine Republic.
We're planning to keep the shows as spontaneous and indulgent as possible...so come and bear witness as we make a mess!
For those of you that don't know, the sunshine republic generate a sound best described as "seismic".
Expect intense primoridal murk.
Not to be missed.
For more info click here.
SHROUDS NEWS 6th July 2005
Advanced Warning !!!
tickets for the 6th july @the Villa 5 band smash up are now on sale!!!
tickets are 3 pounds a peice and well worth every penny.
bands playing are, The Shrouds, Lust (french emo indie all the way from Paris), The Orphans (Derbys finest), The Never Nevers (home grown in sunny Bournemouth, not to be missed) + one more very special guest.
for tickets please email back stateing how many tickets are reqired and delivery will be arranged.
or ring 07883 370801 ask for dom.
Website - click here.
E-mail - click here.
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The Fly - national music magazine's regional website - covering
Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight - to find out more, click here.
RECOMMENDED BAND OF THE MONTH June 2005
You must see this band - Raising Cane !!!
On fire ??? - Yes, and more - A veritable blazing inferno !!!
Ragged, rough at the edges, but what the hell.
This band plays rock music the way that rock music was always intended to be played - full on, edgy, on the brink of insanity.
A potent mix of originals and covers. Influences - Hendrix, Free, Z Z Top, and many more.
If you missed them at the Green Room on June 1st, catch them at the Central on the 10th or again at the Green Room on the 18th.
Be there - you won't be disappointed.
INDIAN SUMMER June 2005
Indian Summer - Who are they?
Indian Summer are a high quality acoustic duo formed in April 2002 featuring singer/songwriter Sophie Rhodes accompanied by guitarist Jamie Hernon.
They perform regularly in the South at music venues, hotels, restaurants, festivals, weddings and private functions, playing a diverse range of covers from the 60's to date and their own original songs.
EZIO @ KYPS Thursday, 5th May 2005
Ezio, or at least four fifths of them At Mr Kyps, last Thursday.
As one expects from Ezio, a powerful performance of musicianship, material and stand-up comedy.
Yes, comedy - this bloke has a quick, sharp sardonic wit well honed from years of abuse (I guess); heckle at your own risk!
Having heard them at Kyps a couple of months ago, I missed the 5th member, and on balance, preferred that gig.
But you'd never notice if you'd not seen them before.
From well known tracks like "Saxon Street" to new songs allegedly not finished, this band is always value for money.
(Review by John Murray of Alchemy)
BANDS WANTED FOR FUNDERWORLD EVENT Summer 2005
Friday 5th August to Saturday 3rd September; open 2pm-6pm and 6pm-10pm (closed Wednesday)
Funderworld is coming to Bournemouth
Local Bands needed
Funderworld is looking for local bands to perform at this years Funderworld.
Interested bands should send full details to
Local band search, Funderworld, 5 Pitman Street, Cardiff CF11 9DJ
or by e-mail to email@example.com
THE LILLETTES FAREWELL GIG 30th April 2005
For review of this mother of all gigs, click here.
For pictures, click here.
THE RETURN @ THE GREEN ROOM 4th May 2005
The Return - 5 piece guitar band - High intensity alternative rock - recommended -
visit their website.
BLINDER - THE NEW ALBUM Spring 2005
New album - 'Mislaid' - by Blinder, the most elusive band in Bournemouth - brilliant -
buy it if you can find it!
SHROUDS - LATEST NEWS Spring & Summer 2005
Saturday 7th May, Mr Smiths, Bournemouth
Wednesday 11th May, Upstairs @ The Garage, Islington, London
Saturday 14th May, Bos*Stock Festival, Shelly Park(on mid day)
Sunday 15th May, Mr Smiths, Bournemouth
Tuesday 17th May, The Lennons, Southampton
Tuesday 5th July, The Lennons, Southampton (on tour with Lust)
Wednesday 6th July, The Villa, Bournemouth (on tour with Lust)
Thursday 14th July, Club Kovak, Brighton
Friday 19th August, Earthwise Festival 2005, Dorset. 3 day festival
for more Shrouded info please check website - www.theshrouds.co.uk
WHERE IS THE GREEN ROOM, ANYWAY ??? 21st Century
Had an interesting conversation with Live wire main man, Ian Peterson, at the Lillettes gig on Saturday.
He said that ever since the Lillettes Farewell Farewell party appeared in his gig-guide he had received a constant stream of telephone calls enquiring as to the whereabouts of the mysterious Green Room.
They say that bad publicity is good publicity, but no publicity, well, that is a recipe for potential disaster. And such a shame.
Mike and Zena run arguably the best live music venue in the western world, featuring a totally open minded music policy, live music most nights of the week, usually for free, exotic barstaff from every corner of the globe (pictures coming soon!), exotic beers from every corner of Dorset and frequent bar extensions 'til the early hours, and yet, nobody knows where the damn place is !!!
The fact that nearby Boscombe railway station was demolished more than fifty years ago and the fact that the notorious Green Room website hasn't been updated since the year dot, may, or may not, have something to do with it.
Anyway, the room in question is located inside the Portman Hotel, which in turn is locate at the junction of Ashley Road and Tower Road in Boscombe.
Confused ??? CLICK HERE.
SOLID AIR - ON THE MOVE May 2005
Conrad Barr's Solid Air Acoustic Adventures moves from Club Destiny to The Green Room next month.
More details coming soon. Interestingly this means that The Green Room will be featuring live music seven nights a week, no less.
This is probably unique in the Bournemouth & Poole area. Well done, Mike & Zena.
RUBBER SOUL - ON THE MOVE May 2005
It is rumoured that Conrad Barr's Rubber Soul showcase will be moving from Club Destiny, which closes on May 8th, to O'Neill's.
If rumour becomes fact then this can only be excellent news. O'Neill's is a cracking venue and I for one can walk there from my abode, hence no drink/drive problem. More news coming soon.