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26-30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Bandoramma/club Velocity New Years Eve Bash-dolly And The Clothes Pegs

!!!!A New Years Eve Bash!!!! Saturday December 31st 2016 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST Doors 8pm to 2017 (and beyond) All Ages £8 (advance) Buffet and free glass of punch on arrival

DOLLY AND THE CLOTHES PEGS The best bluegrass-rocknroll band around. The ideal band to bring in the new year.

DAMIEN A PASSMORE Your fave (very) tall cow punk country chapsings songs from the heart and from other places.


Spread the word-tell your mum………bring the kids.

Sat 31 Dec


Club Velocity Presents Beans On Toast

Club Velocity presents Beans On Toast

Beans on Toast will be doing a week long tour across the South of the UK as part of this years Independent venue week. IVW is a brilliant organisation that highlights the need for grass roots independent venues, which as we all know are closing down at an alarming rate.

Beans' new song "The Drum Kit" taken from his new album "A Spanner in the Works" released on Xtra Mile Recordings on 1st December 2016 is all about the closing of UK venues; a matter very close to Bean's heart, so this whistle stop tour seemed like a very good shout indeed.

Each night there will be great local acts on the bill, and each show will be no more than a tenner for you to support your local independent venue.

Supports Matt Stockl

Firm Silver Street fave.Not only the best act in Windsor, but probably one of the best singer somgwriters in the UK. He deals in fab heart felt anti uplifting folk anthems.

"Incredibly elegant and creatively insightful lyris…delievers something standout amongst the thousands of other acoustic guitar singer songwrites, " BBC introducing


Is a Reading born multi-instrumentalist singer.She writes

and performs story-led, electronic pop on miniature synthesisers about running away, staying, brokenness, recovery and taking up space in the world.

"this is the most interesting sound we've come across in the past few weeks…its going to be a huge year for Deerful,"- For The Rabbits

Sun 29 Jan


Club Velocity Presents Ben Marwood

Club Velocity/Bandoramma presents In Malcom We Trust 7 (the annual celebration celebrating the birth of the local gig going legend Malcom Unwin aka Malfunction) Sat Feb 18th 2017 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading Berkshire RG1 2ST Doors 8pm All Ages £6

BEN MARWOOD (Living local legend)…

PETE HEFFERAN (of Pete And The Pirates 'fame')

BEN GOSLING (Anti folk beard greatness)

JORDAN APAP (From Malta…rather ace and good)

Sat 18 Feb


Club Velocity Presents Quiet Quiet Band

Saturday January 28th Doors 8pm All Ages Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST Quiet Quiet Band The fabulous forward five piece thinking-intelligent alt country punks

"They're a mixed bag, yes-but a glorious multi-coloured bag. They glide through wonderful soundscapes of alternative Country, Folk and good old Rock n Roll," Louder Than War

Sahara Dam Our fave two sisters/two chaps.They should be your fave new band,too.For fans of Sonic Youth/PJ Harvey/Kate Bush.Sharp and vital.

Wolfs Two piece from Oxford.Letf of centre pop music for kids who know their punkrock.Great new band alert.Exciting times.

Sat 28 Jan


Club Velocity Presents The Fourbury/clever Hans/rocket Kings

Club Velocity presents Friday Feb 24th 2017 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST Doors 8pm All Ages £5 (advance) The Fourbury/Clever Hans/Rocket Kings

The Fourbury Wonderful old school indie.For fans of Felt/Sonic Youth/ Jazz Butcher.Proper indie.Not on sale in Top Shop. The sound of the Thames Valley

The Clever Hans Sassy post-rock gaze.Sexy times.

Rocket Kings New Indie Pop Kids on the block.Bitsnbobs of Sarah records. Heavenley/The Flatmates/Shellys Children.Wonderful twee (that is not an insult)

Fri 24 Feb


Club Velocity Presents The Pink Diamond Revue

Club Velocity/Bandoramma presents Saturday Jan 21st 2017 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading Berkshire RG1 2ST Doors 8pm All Ages

The Pink Diamond Revue Beatsnroll.More punk than you.

The Go Go Cult Billynroll.More punk than you.

Bridport Dagger Sassyrocknroll.More punk than you.

Sat 21 Jan


Club Velocity Presents Vienna Ditto

Friday January 27th Doors 8pm Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST

Vienna Ditto Reading Two piece.Boy/Girl Revolution pop greatness via the Kennet Delta Blues via Olympia via Brooklyn.Mighty fine music ear fodder for the masses.As heard on Radio 1, BBC 6 Music,Radio X and BBC Berkshire Introducing.

"Portishead doing a Tarantino soundtrack," Huw Stephens (Radio 1)

The August List Oxford Two piece.Who deal in mighty country blues, with a rocknroll edge.Do not miss.

It's a rare West Country husband-and-wife duo that can pull off the knack of sounding simultaneously like a vintage Louisiana jug band and at the same time very much like themselves. Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

Here Are The Young Men and Uncle Peanut Reading Two piece.Boy/Boy deal in rants and a lot of roll.They sing about Hipsters, Mark E Smith and Modern Day Music.

Fri 27 Jan


Club Velocity-xmas Bash-=draw The Shades

Club Velocity presents A Christmas Gig Draw The Shades/Mariah Pariah/IAMHUNGRY Saturday December 17th 2016 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading Berkshire RG1 2ST Doors 8pm All Ages £5 (door) £4 (advance)

DRAW THE SHADES Draw The Shades are a 4 piece rock band from Reading, UK. Distorted riffs, heavy anthems and soaring vocals make this band stand out from the crowd. The diversity of this band brings together an exciting mix of alternative sounds that entices their audiences.

MARIAH PARIAH Three brothers who deal in mighty meaty punknroll Great band!!

IAMHUNGRY Fresh faced (new) poppunks

Sat 17 Dec


Life In A Box

"Life in the box" written by a member of Thee O' company and performed for the first time as a new troop. Set in a bed and breakfast in Wiltshire, Life in a box provides a key hole into the everyday of the family who run the business and all the guests that arrive and depart throughout. Following in particular; the journey of one of the guests that takes an adventurous detour from Esslemont House. Includes transformative decisions, an argument via the telephone and an all-important conclusion to the future of "life in a box". Also, Features LOTS of boxes. Come and see for yourselves. You never know who you might find!

Sun 18 Dec


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