Originally from Macclesfield but now based in Gloucestershire, Alex graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2017, studying performance art and popular music. Since then he has worked across many genres and with a wide range of artists, including the MD of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club James Pearson, vocalists Mick Wilson (10cc), Lance Ellington (Strictly Come Dancing), Matt Ford (John Wilson Orchestra) and Capital Voices. He also works regularly with the CBSO and Hallé orchestras across a variety of styles including West End/Abba/Nashville/Bond themed shows and was thrilled to perform the iconic Bond theme in recent film with live orchestra screenings of both Casino Royale and Skyfall in Manchester and Harrogate.
Alex is also a frequent performer in smaller local venues. He is a passionate advocate for blues music and loves to bring his twist on both traditional and modern to new and community-based audiences. He regularly accompanies pianist and arranger Robin Smith in venues across Gloucestershire, giving performers of all ages an opportunity to showcase their talents, most frequently at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham and The Guildhouse at Stanton.
Alex is a passionate music educator and whilst still in Leeds he supported visually imparted young musicians at Junior College and taught in schools across the city for ArtForms. After moving south, he was invited to tutor on Peter Gill's Rock Schools, the Everyman Youth Theatre summer school in Cheltenham and enjoys teaching private pupils alongside creating bespoke music packages for primary schools in his community who are without specialist provision.
Sun 20 Mar
Without doubt the best Bon Jovi tribute out there, the attention to detail is incredible, the band recreates and captures Bon Jovi in every possible way.
Fri 18 Mar
Tribute to the new wave pop punk of Debbie Harry and co.
Sat 11 Jun
DAVEY DODDS was the frontman, singer songwriter for Prog Rock band RED JASPER until he left the band in the '90s and worked as a fly fishing guide and writer. Over the years his songs have been recorded by numerous bands including THE UNTHANKS who performed Magpie on their recent album.
Sun 10 Apr
Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time. The six-piece band of accomplished musicians play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.
Fri 18 Feb
Two-pronged tribute to soft rock titans Journey and Foreigner.
Fri 4 Mar
G2 Definitive Genesis pays tribute to a vintage period in Genesis’ long and colourful history, the four-man “seconds out” era, and earlier Gabriel years. With a repertoire extending from the 1970 Trespass album to 1980's Duke, G2 faithfully recreate some of the finest progressive rock ever written.
Sat 24 Sep
2021 sees G2 Definitive Genesis celebrating 20 years of playing classic 1970s Genesis, and they are delighted to be making their annual return to The Wharf.
G2 Definitive Genesis pays tribute to a vintage period in Genesis’ long and colourful history, the four-man “Seconds Out” era, and earlier Gabriel years. With a repertoire extending from the 1970 Trespass album to 1980's Duke, G2 faithfully recreate some of the finest progressive rock ever written.
Accolades posted online from recent shows include:
“Best Performance by ANY Trib Band (not just Genesis ones either) I have ever seen…”
“Thanks to all the guys from G2 who were out of this world, I really cannot describe how terrifyingly good you guys are.”
Hear classics such as Dance On A Volcano, Ripples, Entangled, Los Endos, Blood On The Rooftops, One For The Vine, and Afterglow, mixed up with the classics of the Gabriel years, Firth Of Fifth, Cinema Show, I Know What I Like and the infamous Suppers Ready. This is vintage Genesis, performed by G2 to a level Genesis themselves would be proud of!
So take a little trip back and relive those wonderful moments of your Genesis musical history with G2.
Sat 24 Sep
A cleverly subversive comedian, because behind his shaggy hangdog looks and his apparently homespun humour lies a sharp intelligence which is slowly and quietly hitting the mark on several of the important issues of the day. Wool tackles a wide range of subjects from religious fundamentalism to current world politics and does it in such a way that you hardly notice that that is what you are listening to. Not hardcore political comedy, but maybe all the more effective for being presented in a language the average layman can understand…" Bernard Fletcher
Thu 10 Feb
Welcome to the botanic garden, baby; it's a Guns N' Roses tribute.
Fri 1 Apr
The covers band pays tribute to Paul Weller's trio.
Sat 4 Jun
From the producers of UK Pink Floyd Experience.
Great Gig Productions, in association with Aurora Marketing present, "Keeping Bad Company".
A concert based theatre production celebrating all things Bad Company and Paul Rodgers.
Featuring all the hits from Bad Companys 70s and 80s multi-million selling albums; "Bad Company", "Straight Shooter", "Run With The Pack", "Burning Sky" and "Desolation Angels".
This show includes the hit songs; "Good Lovin Gone Bad", "Cant Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Shooting Star" and many more. Also included are songs from Paul Rodgers time with FREE and QUEEN, featuring, of course, the classic "All Right Now".
Over 2 hours of the best songs from Bad Company and Paul Rodgers, played by some of the best musicians on the rock concert circuit today and presented with full rock concert production.
Come to a show and you'll be……Keeping Bad Company!
Sat 19 Feb
Members of MAGNUM's classic-era line ups plus other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform Classic Magnum songs
from the celebrated 1978-94 period.
One of the UK's finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe, gaining a reputation as one of the UK most captivating bands, both musically and visually. Highlights of the band's career include regular sold-out theatre tours including a memorable five nights at London's legendary Hammersmith Odeon performed during 1988 together with headlining Birmingham NEC and Wembley Arena, as well as appearances at major festivals.
Kingdom of Madness featuring Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute), and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, together with bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden, Climax Blues Band) and vocalist Mark Pascall (Cats In Space, Departed) and guitarist Alan Bell perform classic tracks from the celebrated 1978-94 era of Magnum.
Sun 8 May
A tribute to the most romantic of hard rock bands, Thin Lizzy, featuring hits such as 'Jailbreak', 'The Boys are Back in Town' and 'Still in Love With You'. It also incorporates tributes to the solo work of Lizzy's bassist, lead singer and songwriter Phil Lynott, and late guitarist Gary Moore.
Sat 12 Mar
THE LIQUID ENGINEERS are a 5 piece live band performing material from the start of Numans career to his current sound ,
the band gives Numan fans old and new a show that will remain in your memory long after you left the venue.
Gary Numan has been cited as a major influence on acts such as Nine Inch Nails to Prince,his music has been covered by acts from Beck,Blur, Basement Jaxx, Africa Bambatta Marilyn Manson,Little Boots and many more.
Standing within the smoke and haze effects and with the light show transporting you to the front row seat of a Gary Numan concert, PAT MARTIN without doubt, the hardest working UK Gary Numan tribute, delivers a vocal and visual spectacle from the moment he hits the stage and the band begins to perform that unique and authentic NUMAN sound
Sat 2 Jul
Tribute to punk legends The Clash.
Sat 26 Feb
£15.68 To be confirmed
Martin Turner - founding original member, lead vocalist and key creative force of Wishbone Ash - embarks on a busy period of recording and international touring during 2014.
Fri 25 Mar
Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances.
The band was forged in the smouldering embers of 90s Folk/punk band, The Tansads. Following an emotional series of reunion concerts in 2010, its members chose to tread the boards under a new name, 'Merry Hell', in order to reflect their new impetus, new hopes and, most importantly, new songs.
Alt folk band Ranagri are a combination of Irish and English musicians; with Vocals/ Guitar, Flutes/ Whistles, Electric Harp and Bodhran/ Guitar and they have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record Playing For Luck released in January 2019. Acclaimed previous albums are Fort of the Hare (2014) and The Great Irish Songbook with pop legend Tony Christie (2015). Voices, recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and Tradition, were both released on Goatskin Records in 2016.
Mon 4 Apr
Metallica Reloaded was established in 2010 and has gone on to become one of the most respected Metallica tribute acts in the UK. With over 50 years of gigging experience between the members, they offer one of the most authentic experiences using equipment that Metallica themselves use. They are used to playing to packed out large venues and festivals across the country. Playing songs from the first album to the latest, the breadth of Metallica's career is covered with reverence and aggression!"
Sat 19 Mar
New Purple Celebration are the definitive Prince tribute band, celebrating the music, life and legacy of a true musical legend. Real music by real musicians.
New Purple Celebration deliver a non-stop, high-energy show spanning more than two hours. Described as nothing short of a huge party!
Prepare to be immersed in the music, as Jimi and the band take you on a journey through hits and hidden gems from deeper into the songbook of one of the most prolific artists of all time!
1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Nothing Compares 2 U, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Musicology and so many more
This is a tribute show like no other! Focussing on the power of Prince's music and the atmosphere of his concerts, it is the show all the Prince fans want to see! With such a wealth of songs to choose from, no two shows are the same and every one is it's own magical moment!
A full nine-piece band, New Purple Celebration have been together since 2004 and toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe. Made up of a group of experienced musicians, performing together because of their mutual respect and love for the music or Prince.
Sat 29 Jan
The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
plus a tribute to Showaddywaddy
The New Jersey Boys, based in Devon, take their audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times The Four Seasons. This choreographed show, featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the talented all round entertainer Gary Gould, is a clever mixture of tight vocal harmonies, superb solo spots and light comedy. The packed two set programme includes all the hits such as Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry, Walk Like a Man and many more. This is a wonderful opportunity to see where it all began when four boys from New Jersey, USA invented their own unique sound which became a worldwide success. Early booking is recommended for this show which consistently sells out at venues across the UK. An added bonus to the evening will be a tribute to another great rock and roll band, Showaddywaddy. Dont be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing!
Sun 6 Mar
Tribute to Mick Jagger & Co, celebrating 15 years of The Rollin' Clones and 50 years of music from The Rolling Stones.
Sat 14 May
STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there…with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970's…!
The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal 'attack' from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: 'Peaches', 'Hanging Around', 'No More Heroes', '5 Minutes', 'The Raven', 'Walk On By', 'Straighten Out', 'Down In The Sewer' and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers' albums and beyond…Straighten Out - live and unleashed - will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written…Straighten Out will put you back in that place…!
Bassist Shaggy and keyboard player Mick ('The Doc') were together in previous Stranglers tribute band 'Four More Heroes' and it was only natural that these two continued on after their demise to form 'Straighten Out' given their love of Stranglers music and the desire to keep playing live …they set the platform with the growling bass and swirling keyboard sound so essential to reproducing the authentic Stranglers sound …joining them are drums and Phil steps up to give you the 'Hugh' element to complete the fearsome foursome…Straighten Out are a 'must see' tribute band who'll leave an indelible impression in your head
Sat 6 Aug
Suthering, the musical alias of Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall, have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their harmony-rich songs tell tales of struggle and triumph against all odds; of heroes from both their own lives and from stories they have found. Inspired by strong female characters in history, mythology, and personal experience, and with an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Suthering bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound.
Fri 11 Feb
Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers, brace yourselves.
Sat 10 Sep
The Three Billy Goat's Gruff
On a grassy hill, in the middle of the countryside, there lived THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF! They never stopped eating and before long they had eaten everything they could get their hooves on! The only option is to go looking for more food.
So hold on to your horns and join the three billy goats on their wild adventure as they bravely cross the rickety bridge to greener pastures. But who will they meet along the way as they TRIP TRAP over the bridge
With catchy songs, funky dances to clap along to and a rapping Troll Lost The Plot Theatrical are proud to present this interactive, family fun show! The perfect half-term treat for little ones and the big kids that bring them!
A trip-trapping musical adventure!
Sat 26 Feb
£13.20 (£11; Children £11)
A full two hour show of an American songwriting icon and together with the heartbreakers recognised as one of the finest live bands to have come out of the US. Performed by experienced musicians that really capture the energy and excitement of a Tom Petty show
Sat 5 Mar
Housed in a converted 18th century industrial centre located next to the canal, Tavistock Wharf is a multi-use arts centre offering film screenings, live music, theatre performances, art exhibitions and other events, with a roster that includes local performers and artists as well as touring acts. There is also an on-site coffee shop, as well as a licensed bar.
Tavistock Wharf arts centre is located two minutes walking distance from the Tavistock Bus Station, and also has free parking.
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