'Europe's premier Bowie tribute band', endorsed by Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey.
Sat 6 Feb
It has been far too long since the Sheffield-formed four-piece released new material, so while we wait for album number six why not enjoy the next best thing. The band pays tribute to the indie-rock act, known for the songs I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, Do I Wanna Know? and R U Mine.
Sat 13 Feb
Alt.rock with indie and punk vibes from the multi-million selling trio and Brit rock favourites. Ash are a Northern Irish band formed in Downpatrick and featuring Tim Wheeler (vocals/guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass) and Rick McMurray (drums).
Wed 12 Aug
Tue 13 Jul
A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'.
Fri 14 Aug
Sat 10 Apr
Mash up of former members of Happy Mondays and Ruthless Rap Assassins, touting funky, sample-heavy sounds.
Fri 5 Mar
Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.
Sat 10 Oct
Sat 9 Oct
Tribute to the new wave pop punk of Debbie Harry and co.
Fri 13 Nov
Fri 17 Sep
Drumming powerhouse, once of prog behemoths Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia.
Fri 2 Apr
Circus show featuring rock music, comedy, and more.
Sat 21 Nov
A critically acclaimed tribute show to the music of Jeff Lynne and ELO. Featuring some of the best musicians in the UK, a female string section and a stunning lightshow and production, this will be a night to remember with classics like Telephone Line, Wild West Hero, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Standing in the Rain, of course Mr.Blue Sky and many more.
Sat 20 Mar
Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor Fish became widely known in the 1980s as the lead singer and lyricist of the prog rock band Marillion.
His solo career has spanned over 30 years.
Fri 26 Feb
The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.
Sat 12 Dec
Dutch prog rock band, who scarred many a youngster in the 70s with their wailing appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Sat 29 Aug
Fri 19 Mar
Prices to be confirmed
Fri 28 May
Two-pronged tribute to soft rock titans Journey and Foreigner.
Sat 27 Feb
Sweeping and ethereal guitar-driven indie rock by the platinum-selling four-piece from Glasgow head out on their 10th anniversary tour.
Fri 28 Aug
Thu 15 Apr
Pretend the 80s reign once again with this triple header of acts.
Fri 9 Oct
Sat 15 May
For Those That Rock Presents a big Rock double header… Guns or Roses Formed in 2009, Guns or Roses began extensive rehearsals to launch themselves as the most musically accurate tribute to the Hollywood hellraisers. Eight years on, they are the only UK GnR tribute to have maintained a fixed lineup of members. Since their concept, the band have gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences and gaining thousands of fans with their performances all over the UK, Ireland and Europe – including festivals in Norway, Switzerland, Belgium and Bulgaria. Recently they have appeared at The Isle Of Wight festival and have even headlined a festival at Donnington, home of the infamous Monsters of Rock! Their biggest audience came in 2015 when the band appeared in an episode of ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ on BBC One as the main focus of a wedding. The episode aired to 3.2 million people, making it the highest ever watched episode at the time. Guns or Roses are widely regarded as the most authentic sounding tribute in the UK and can even boast the very same guitar rig as Slash himself. With signature equipment and custom made costumes, the band adopt the sound, look and attitude of the original LA legends. A force to be reckoned with, Guns or Roses have to be seen to be believed. Whitesnake UK Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale’s multi platinum selling band, Whitesnake – from the early classic Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation, faithfully reproducing timeless classics such as ‘Fool For Your Loving’ ‘Is This Love’ & ‘Here I Go Again’. Whitesnake UK concentrate purely on reproducing the classic sound of Whitesnake without the need for artificial backing tracks, gimmicks or wigs. For a 100% live experience that will leave you shouting for more, Whitesnake UK are sure to deliver!
Fri 26 Mar
Bluegrass covers of the hard rockin' sounds of AC/DC, Motörhead, Queen and other rock monsters plus an increasing number of comedy originals creeping into the set. The band perform tracks from their back catalogue as well as their new album, Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow.
Fri 18 Sep
Sat 6 Mar
Ex-frontman of punk stalwarts the Stranglers plays a mix of material from his solo and band career.
Fri 16 Apr
Prices to be confirmed
One of the scene’s most best-known names for more than three decades, Judge Jules has never shied away from pushing the boundaries in dance music. In 2019, for the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience the iconic tracks that have defined his career through a ten-piece live band with Judge Jules at the helm. This is Judge Jules: Live.
Jules’s in-depth involvement in many of the recent wave of “classical” dance events, including Gatecrasher, Colours, Club Class and 2019’s Ministry of Sound tour, inspired the decision to take the impact and emotion of the classical shows, but refine the feeling with a wholly new take on live dance music.
With complete creative free rein, Jules curated every element of the performance. Each track has been bespoke reinvented and reworked in a style unique to this live show, featuring a full ten-piece band, with brass, percussion, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboard, singers, and of course Judge Jules himself. A 90-minute show from start to finish, the music has been selected to represent the breadth and scale of his career.
“There is something about music being played live that never fails to send shivers down your spine – it doesn’t matter what the genre is, hearing a track performed by live musicians on stage is something you cannot replicate in the studio, or even on the best nightclub environment. So, I decided to create my own bespoke versions of my all-time favourite records with a specially selected band. It’s taken a long time to put together, but finally we look forward to taking the “Judge Jules Live” tour on the road. This truly is a new take on the ‘live dance music’ phenomenon and the tour bus starts rolling shortly.”– Judge Jules
This is not a show to sit down for – combining the energy of specially-chosen outstanding musicians with his own inimitable presence behind the decks, Jules will take the audience on a tailor-made journey through dance music with vocals, hands-in-the-air moments and plenty of basslines that’ll take you right back to your very first rave.
With audiences demanding more from dance music and newfound focus on a visual as well as a sonic spectacle, Judge Jules Liveis a chance for dance fans to lose themselves in the moment with the kind of experience that you just can’t replicate with a solitary DJ.
With a club tour in the works and festival dates to be announced, Judge Jules Livewill be an exciting addition to live music in 2019.
The Judge still won’t budge.
£20 adv // 8pm // 14+ (U16 to be accompanied)
Fri 19 Feb
Leo Sayer performs his pop and disco hits.
Sat 12 Sep
Thu 4 Nov
Les McKeown takes audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.
Fri 4 Dec
The acclaimed tribute act to the English rock band fronted by Robert Plant.
Sat 19 Sep
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 4 Sep
Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.
Thu 17 Jun
Fri 18 Jun
THE MJR GROUP PRESENTS
MAET LIVE AND THE NEVER NEVERLAND EXPRESS
FRIDAY 17TH MAY 2019 - SUB89, READING
19:00 - 22:00
£11 / 14+
Sat 23 Jan
Old school foot-on-the-monitor rockers who just keep on trucking.
Sat 20 Feb
Celebrate the life, legacy and the music of Prince, this brilliantly funky show featuring the world class New Purple Celebration delivers a non-stop 2-hour hit packed extravaganza . Expect to see, hear and feel all of the hits from one of the most loved Artists of all time. 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Diamonds And Pearls, Raspberry Beret, U Got The Look, When Doves Cry, Cream, I Wanna Be Your Lover and so many more. “An excellent night of great songs and terrific musicianship… If you’re looking for a night out this is the show to see.” Bournemouth Echo “brilliantly funky,” (Basingstoke Observer) “Fantastic! As close any as any mere mortal should ever reasonably expect to get to reaching the godlike genius that was Prince. Highly recommended.” Exciting-Stuff.co.uk
Fri 22 Jan
Dreadlocked, laidback surfer dude troubadour doing tricksy stuff with acoustic guitars.
Thu 19 Nov
Fri 7 May
The Skye-based band fuses traditional Scottish pipe and fiddle tunes with jazz, hip hop, reggae and electronic influences.
Sat 27 Mar
Throughout his long and winding solo career, guitarist Robin Trower has had to endure countless comparisons to Jimi Hendrix due to his uncanny ability to channel Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style. With his latest material, the basslines are supple and rhythmic, his vocals growl and soar and the lead guitar work only adds to his reputation as an all-time-great soloist. This is a 16+ event - you may be asked to prove your age and if you are not able to show valid ID, you may be refused entry. Valid ID includes passports, driving licences, over 16+ zip oyster photocard and citizen cards. Photocopies will not be accepted.
Sat 24 Apr
Legendary rock guitarist who made his name with Procul Harum in the 60s.
Fri 20 Nov
Sat 24 Apr
Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops more than 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.
Thu 17 Dec
The classic rock/pop/glitter band led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell (but sadly no Noddy Holder) perform hits including 'Coz I Luv You', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' and 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'.
Mon 21 Dec
The only Smiths tribute band that hail from the same hometown, Manchester, as the band. Expect the same energy that Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce had on stage. They play covers of hits like This Charming Man' and 'How Soon Is Now?'
Sat 16 Jan
The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
Thu 10 Dec
Original Beautiful South member Alison Wheeler returns with a slightly different name and Gaz Birtles, Andy Price, Su Robinson and Gareth John added to the line-up.
Sat 5 Dec
A tribute band dedicated to performing pop and indie-rock covers originally played by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South.
Fri 21 Aug
Sat 19 Jun
Prices to be confirmed
Sat 26 Jun
70s icons The Sweet looked like a metal band, all long hair and studded leather jackets, but their biggest hits were all pop. From Little Willy to Wig Wam Bam and their bubblegum melodies, key changes, harmonies and fuzzy guitars, they ruled the charts. They've still got the hair and have never compromised their sound. Head to Islington Assembly Hall for a hefty dose of nostalgia and breezy rock anthems. Support comes from Limehouse Lizzy. This is a 16+ event - you may be asked to prove your age and if you are not able to show valid ID, you may be refused entry. Valid ID includes passports, driving licences, over 16+ zip oyster photocard and citizen cards. Photocopies will not be accepted.
Sun 13 Dec
Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers, brace yourselves.
Sat 19 Dec
Jolly 90s Britrockers who bouncing around to the strains of their biggest hit, 'Tequila'.
Sun 30 Aug
Fri 30 Apr
Irish power metal trio who have been at this game for a mighty long time now.
Thu 15 Oct
The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.
Sat 5 Sep
Fri 20 Aug
Two of the 80s recognisable post punk and new wave stars Toyah and Hazel O'Connor are joining forces for this special show. Performing alongside their full live band, each of these legends will play their own sets plus some duets and surprises along the way. This hit-packed retro fest will include such classics as Thunder In The Mountains, Eight Day, It's A Mystery, Will You, I Want To Be Free, D-Days and so many more. This is a 16+ event - you may be asked to prove your age and if you are not able to show valid ID, you may be refused entry. Valid ID includes passports, driving licences, over 16+ zip oyster photocard and citizen cards. Photocopies will not be accepted.
Thu 17 Sep
Thu 27 May
Musical double-bill featuring blues rock musicians Walter Trout and Dan Patlansky.
Thu 14 Jan
Perennially popular archetypal 80s indie stalwarts fronted by David Gedge celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album Bizarro.
Fri 2 Jul
Fraggle rockers from the late 80s and early 90s, scattering their perky, subtly clever indie pop around once more.
Thu 3 Sep
Thu 2 Sep
Century-old picture house and 690-capacity live music venue staging touring bands.
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