Gig guide for Southampton

Southampton Gig Guide - May 16


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Southampton Gig List:

Open Mic Night at The River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, SO40 9HQ

Thursday 5th May and every first Thursday of the month, 7.30pm.

This is the first night where Southampton’s premier recording studio opens up to give all ages a chance to perform. There’ll be a full band set up, engineers and teachers in attendance and it’s open to all the family. The café will be open for hot and cold snacks and the venue will be filming performances to use on their social media and YouTube.

Call for more details: 02380 658373

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The Correspondents

Friday May 6 at 7.30pm


Engine Rooms, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1GZ.

Electro swing duo Mr Bruce and DJ Chucks present their energetic blend of jazz and swing.

0800 6889311

Mike Peters

Sat 7 May at 7.30pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road SO17 3AN

Acoustic guitarist Mike, frontman with internationally-acclaimed Welsh band The Alarm, two times cancer survivor and founder of the world’s leading rock and roll charity, Love Hope Strength Foundation, presents an evening of soaring anthems with a folk-punk fusion feel.

Half Man Half Biscuit

Friday 13th May at 6.30pm

Engine Rooms, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1GZ.

Half Man Half Biscuit have built a cult following based on their surreal, unforgettable lyrics and catchy, indie-inspired melodies. It’s their 30th year so come along and enjoy a night that proves life’s too short to be too serious.
Call 0800 6889311

A Foreigners Journey

Saturday 14th May at 7.30
Talking Heads, 320 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2TD

The band that brings you the sounds of the Adult Orientated Rock giants Foreigner and Journey: A Foreigners Journey have been touring the UK for the past 6 years, have been festival headliners and are firmly established as one of the best tribute bands around. Expect ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ ‘Cold as Ice’ and ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’ at the very least.
02380 678446

Common People, Southampton Common

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May from 10.30am till late

£29.50 adult, £10 child, £15 teen, £27.50 student

Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN

From the people who bring you Bestival, spend May Bank Holiday weekend in the company of Duran Duran, Primal Scream, Public Enemy, Craig David and Katy B, to name a few. Dozens of big-name bands and festival events: join the party!
Buy tickets at Ticketline: 0844 888 4410

Anima Mundi and Rikard Sjoblom

Sunday 29th May at 7.30pm
Talking Heads, 16-22 The Polygon, Southampton SO15 2BN.

An evening of international progressive rock: from Cuba's stunning and unique Anima Mundi and vocalist/keyboardist Rikard Sjoblom of Swedish band Beardfish.

Booking Office:

02380 361970


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