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Rising Sun Arts Centre

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26-30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST
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Big Untidy - Blood Quartet

We are pleased and proud to announce a concert by Barcelona-based mutant jazz artists 'Blood Quartet' and the superb hard-rocking young bucks 'Thunder on the Left'.. They will be joined on the bill by muscular local old-skool punks 'Order#227'.

Fri 14 Apr


Club Velocity-pink Diamond Revue/here Are The Young Men And Uncle Peanut

Bandoramma/Club Velocity prsents a Good Old Knees Up… celebrating the birth of Jane Unwin Saturday May 20th 2017 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST Doors 8pm All Ages £5 (door) £4 (advance) Free birthday cake and Birthday shizzle with an extra side of Birthday Joy!

Family Unwin are huge supports of the RSAC.

PINK DIAMOND REVUE Local beat punks-who roll and rock and roll a bit more. More punk than your dad.

HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN AND UNCLE PEANUT Local old punks-who roll and rock and roll a bit more. More punk than your dad.

NEW PURITANS Local quite frankly ancient punks-who roll and rock and roll a bit more. More punk than your dad.

Support DIY shows

Sat 20 May


Club Velocity Presents Burnt Tomorrow

Club Velocity presents…… Friday April 28th 8pm All Ages Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading RG1 2ST £5 (door) £4 (advance)


BURNT TOMORROW Your fave forward thinking folk punks. One of our fave local bands.Ace.Accceeeeeee

HORSE ROCK Fast becoming Silver Street legends.Last seen round these parts supporting John Otway at Sub89.Where they made a lot of friends.Surf for real punks.For fans of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet or Man or Astro-man.Great live.Do.Not.Miss.

THE RUMPO KIDZ A good old rabble of punks, doing your faves as only they can.TV Smith is a HUGE fan.Featuring ex members of Cuckoooland, Oizone and Shellys Children.

Fri 28 Apr


Club Velocity Presents Mark Morriss (the Bluetones)

Back at the Rising Sun Arts Centre!!Hooray!!

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Markfronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top tenalbums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan. At theback end of 2011 the decision was made to disband TheBluetones, resulting in a shock farewell tour. Hordes ofloyal Bluetones fans turned out in their thousands to give the band they called their own, a fond and sad farewell.

Although The Bluetones are now touring again, Mark has continued the solo career that started back in 2008.

Mark is soon to be hard at work in the studio recording his new studio album and is aiming for an April 2017 release date. The album will be presented on CD and Digital. Limited edition signed copies will also be available. There will also be the opportunity for exclusive 'Listening Parties', VIP Meet & Greets and much more.

From now until the album release date, Mark will keep you updated with the album's progress and news from his world through the updates section here once you have placed your order.

Get involved and be a part of this special journey with Mark!

Fri 29 Sep


Club Velocity Presents Pink Diamond Revue

Club Velocity 14th Birthday Party/Bash/Gig Friday March 31st 2017 Rising Sun Arts Centre 30 Silver Street Reading Berkshire RG1 2ST Doors 8pm All Ages Cake!Ballons!Shizzle! £5 (door) £4 (advance)

Pink Diamond Revue/Fighting With Kites/The Keep Cats

Celebrating 14 years of putting on the best rocknrollpunknindieetal at Silver Street.Will always wear socks.Will always be believe in magic. DIY till we die (or something) Over 14 years…TV has become really, really bad.The music world has changed ten fold.Change is good.Gigs-'proper' gigs still rule.Up the punxs…….

PINK DIAMOND REVUE Sonic electro punks.Somewhere between the Shadows and Renegade Soundwave.Beatsnroll.More punk than you.That London are finally waking up to PDR.And the chattering classes.

FIGHTING WITH KITES A right good old UK rocknroll POP ramble. They are from the rural parts of Berkshire.The lead singer looks like a young-very good looking Thurston Moore.They are great.The chaps have a song called John The Postman…hopefully it is actually about John The Postman.Probably your fave new teenage band from Berkshire.

THE KEEP CATS You will struggle to see a tighter live band in Berkshire.Watch their drummer-he is like a little Keith Moon on lucozade.They are not the run of your mill 'indie band' There are a lot of interesting ideas going on.Give them a few years-as they are all like 14….but for now see them while you can.

Fri 31 Mar


Club Velocity Presents The August List 'ramshackle Tabernacle' Album Launch Gig

Club Velocity presents…. Friday May 26th 2017

The August List new album 'Ramshackle Tabernacle' Firm Silver Street faves.You and your mum love em.

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)

Ed Lofstedt Club Velocity legend.Now based in Reading. Plays folk. Channels post-rock. Dreams post-punk. Eats pop.

"One of the UK's best up and coming songwriters…a credit to his craft." - All Will Be Well

Ed channels electronica and post-rock through his folk songs, drawing in huge dynamic shifts, spellbinding stagecraft and bewitching lyrics.

Jonathan Amphlett & The Home Counties Band

Jonathan has been part of many successful Reading bands, including Johnny Arrow & The Cheap Day Returns, Sleep Room and Kicking Television and has supported the likes of Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, critically acclaimed band Everything Everything and Guardian favourites, Tuff Love.

He is now taking the whole blame for everything that he does as he strikes out on his own.

No shrinking bedroom troubadour, Jonathan Amphlett rips off the best bits of Josh Ritter, Courtney Barnett, Matt Berninger and Jeff Tweedy? lyrics that would make Hemmingway fire his shotgun in appreciation combined with an electric English­country swing.

Fri 26 May


Club Velocity Presents The Derellas/rage Dc/not Fit For Humans

Club Velocity presents The DeRellas Saturday June 17th 2017 Doors 8pm All Ages

The DeRellas

The DeRellas They were great last time they played at the Queens Arms at the end of May.Very happy that they wanted to come back.

From that London via Brighton.Main stayer's of the London glam-punk scene..

For fans of the Ramones/The Damned/New York Dolls/The Cramps

They are released a new mini album 'Freak Show' in October. Produced by Pat Colier.On 10" and CD

The press say "Rocket-fuelled New York Dolls," Classic Rock Magazine

"Reprobate rocknrioll with an amphetamine snarl of the Damned," Big Cheese

They are a must see live experience.Do.Not.Miss

RAGE DC Living local Legends.

NOT FIT FOR HUMANS Best band to come out of Slough. Ever.

Sat 17 Jun


Club Velocity Presents The Pink Diamond Revue

Club Velocity presents June Friday 30th 2017 Doors 8pm All Ages

A good old night of forward thinking alternative sounds.

Pink Diamond Revue Quickly becoming Silver Street legends. Beatsnrollnpunk. Essential band alert.

Cody Noon Probably our fave new band of the year so far. Cody Noon are a Reading-based distortion-loving duo crafting quiet menace and soaring instrumental bedroom rock. For fans of Slint/Mogwai/Slowdive

Deerful Made a bucket load of friends-when supported Beans On Toast last week.Welcome her back.She deals in story-led, electronic pop on miniature synthesisers about running away, staying in place, brokenness, recovery, and taking up space in the world.

Support DIY shows…and they will support you……

Fri 30 Jun


Club Velocity Presents Tyrant/city Scaffold/except On Tuesdays

Bandoramma/Club Velocity presents TYRANT/CITY SCAFFOLD/AUSTIN WICKS Saturday April 15th 2017 Doors 8pm All Ages £4 advance Free Easter cheer.

TYRANT New Kids On The Block.Which is alright with us. Causing ripples locally.With their teen guitar pop stomp. Sound really ace on the radio.Championed by BBC Berkshire Introducing.Stupidly young.Stupidly good (already) Give them two years and Huw Stephens will maybe claim he discovered them.

CITY SCAFFOLD Played Silver Street on New Years Eve.Made a lot of friends.Many a season gig goer gave these kids a big thumbs up.They deal in rock, with a deep groove.Ace.

EXCEPT ON TUESDAYS Heartfelt anti beardy folkpunk tunes.For fans of Frank Turner or Ben Marwood.

Sat 15 Apr


'peace' The Play

Run time - 90mins 15min interval

Fri 21 Apr


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Sun 23 Apr


Uganda Fundraiser

Charity gig for ICS and Restless development. A mixture of classic hits old and new, indie rock and acoustic sets.

Fri 24 Mar


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