Friday, December 29, 2006

What's on Friday 29th December?

What's happening today in West Dorset & South Somerset?
Crazy 88 @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
BJ McCabe @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Storm @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Best Kept Secret @ Ship Inn, Chard

What's happening today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas?
Jesse Love @ The Westgate, Taunton
The Worried Men @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Karaoke Krew @ The Flying Horse, Taunton

Want to see what happens inside 10 Downing Street?
ONDON (AFP) - Britain launched a virtual tour of Prime Minister Tony Blair's Downing Street office, giving web surfers a glimpse into the lives of the people who work behind the country's most famous front door.

The tour includes images of the Cabinet table, the Grand Staircase adorned with portraits of every prime minister, and the entrance hall, and can be accessed on the prime minister's website --

"This is an excellent way of showing the tremendous history of this building," Blair said in comments posted on the website.

"I feel very lucky to live and work here and if we can share just a fraction of the fascination of this extraordinary place, then the tour will enthral a great many people online."

Have great (if slightly damp) day.

The Editor

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

What's on 27th December?

James Brown dies at 73 years young
The Godfather of soul finally leaves this world to get on down in the next. Follow the link for the story on Yahoo.

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Waking Up The Neighbours (Bryan Adams trib.) @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Steve Black & Friends (3pm) @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
Nil By Mouth (evening) @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis

Sorry but we don't have anything listed for the Taunton & Bridgwater areas for today.

Have a great day

The Editor

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve music

Well as you might expect, things are a bit quieter today with many of us catching up on last minute shopping and gift wrapping. But here's what's out there.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Dave Staddon (4pm) @ Pall Tavern, Yeovil
Cryin' Out Loud @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Little Dixie (4pm) @ Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
Griff Daniels & Nikki Mascall @ Ship Inn, Chard
Design @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Tom Toomey @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Treefrogs @ The Westgate, Taunton
Penelope's Agents @ The Firestone, Taunton
Driaza @ Cross Rifles Bridgwater
Shaggy's Disco @ The Flying Horse, Taunton

Slapstick Funny Man Dies
Comedian Charlie Drake has died aged 81 following a long illness caused by two strokes. Announcing his death, Laurie Mansfield, Drake's manager for 37 years, said he was the "last of the great slapstick comedians". He starred in many television shows and films during the 1960s and 1970s and had a hit with the comic song My Boomerang Won't Come Back.
Drake died in his sleep at a home for entertainers in Twickenham, west London, where he had lived for about two years.

We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and just in case you were wondering we have no live music listed for Christmas Day. Sing some carols instead!

The Editor

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How is the Christmas shopping going?
Judging by the hordes of shoppers in Yeovil on Friday, the shops are having a late surge of cash or credit cards through the tills. Today promises to be even busier so if you are planning on going shopping today...get there early.

After the stress of the shops, you'll want to relax with some music. There is plenty to choose from tonight; just take a look below.

Events on Saturday 23rd December in South Somerset & West Dorset
Advance Promotions 'Stars In Their Eyes 9' event @ Ski Lodge, Yeovil
Storm (tickets charity event) @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Live Music TBC @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Move Over @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Jinder @ Hope & Anchor, Bridport
Treefrogs @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
Unforgiven Kingdom @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Mojo @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Bleedin' Hartz @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Griff Daniels & Nikki Mascall @ Ship Inn, Chard
Imaculate Deception (Madonna trib) @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Hand F8 @ Bakers Arms, Martock
John DeBarra @ Five Dials, Horton Nr Ilminster
Little Dixie @ Ropemakers, Bridport

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas on Saturday 23rd December
Reflex @ Flying Horse, Taunton
Memphis Rockers @ Bell Inn, Creech St Michael
Jason Toft @ Princesss Royal, Taunton
Barracoodas @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Bluescasters @ Old Market, Bridgwater
That'll Do @ Vintage, Wellington
The Re-Offenders @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Man From Funkle @ The Westgate, Taunton

On the telly
We happened to catch a large chunk of TV's Eastenders last night; what a bloody depressing program! Are the BBC trying to kill off the show? Who needs that kind of pain at Christmas?

Still trying to buy the ultimate gift?
Ice-cream fans can now get virtually their entire Christmas dinner made into the frozen dessert.
Harrods is launching three flavours: Brussels sprout, turkey and cranberry, and Christmas pudding.

They are available on request from an ice-cream parlour in its flagship Knightsbridge store

Have a fun day.

The Editor

Monday, December 18, 2006

Live music on Monday 18th December

Well as far as we can tell there isn't any!
At least, we have none listed on our system here but if you know different then send an email to suit_boot(at) and let us know.

Still thinking about what gift to buy? If you are a smoker or know a smoker who wants to stop then get them the Gift Of Life. This a 4 hour seminar that runs in Bridgwater on Friday January 5th that will help up to 20 people become non-smokers.

Take look at the web site or call the information line 0845 121 4737 to check it out or book a space. It's a gift that last a lot longer than a pair of socks!

The Editor

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sunday stuff (17th December)

The news seems almost universally bad today.
England anout to lose the Ashes, a nutter on the loose in Ipswich and T Blair attempting to paper over the cracks in Iraq.

At least you can listen to some great live music!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Three Tun's O'Grass, John Dalton & Barbara J.Hunt (7.30pm) @ Red Lion, Babcary
Jack Daniels & Benny Wayne (check time) @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Creechers (4pm) @ Pall Tavern, Yeovil
Mid Life Crisis @ Foresters Arms, East Coker

The Editor

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lots of gigs on Saturday 16th December

There are more gigs happening tonight than you can shake a big stick at! It's the run up to Christmas when the pubs and clubs try and extract every last penny from you because they know that you'll be hibernating in January!

Yetties Christmas Concert with Tony Beard @ Digby Hall, Sherborne
Moneen, Cancer Bats, Flood Of Red & Lights Action @ Ski Lodge, Yeovil
Tim Basset as Elvis & The Sweet Perspirations @ Somerton Sports Club
Bag Of Rats @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Johnny Mars & The Stars @ Bottle Inn, Marshwood
Blues Express @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Rag Mama Rag @ Chalk & Cheese, Maiden Newton, nr Dorchester
Matthew Finish @ Rockpoint Inn, Lyme Regis
Design @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
Loose Connections @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Bleedin' Hartz @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Roadhogs @ Hope & Anchor, Bridport
Vinyl Monkeys @ Tanners, Bridport
Let Me Out @ Crown Inn, Bridport
Off The Rails @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Radar @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Howling At The Moon @ Red Lion, Beaminster
Take Two @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Tom Toomey @ Bakers Arms, Martock

Have a fun day and watch you spend on the Christmas presents; the word is that the shops will be slashing their prices in the last few days before Christmas Day. It might pay you to wait!

The Editor

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Life the universe and everything...

..seem to have stopped my regular posting on this Blog. However here we are again to attempt to keep you realtively up to date with the live music scene in Somerset & West Dorset.

Live events for Thursday 14th December in South Somerset & West Dorset
GaGa (Queen trib.) @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Dave Hadfield & The Waydrove Wonders @ Unicorn, Somerton
Live Music TBC @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Morgan Rattler @ No.10, Bridport
Relocate @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

More news coming later today!

The Editor