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Coco and the Butterfields + Support

Coco and the Butterfields + Support

“folk-hewn pop, with gliding guitars and a strident vocal” Clash Music


If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people’s lives, a page from the formative days of Coco and the Butterfields will soon turn that around.


It’s 2012 in the historic city of Canterbury, where Songwriter Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his hand, for the journey to a new life he’s mapped out for himself in Australia. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Dulcima Showan, meanwhile, has just left sixth form and is all set for art school in Dublin. Neither of them ever makes it though, because by now they’re in the early stages of a band that has very different plans for them.


The decision to stay was difficult at the time and yet so simple in hindsight, it saw the pair lead Coco and the Butterfields on a steady and unmistakable upward incline, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating live shows as their inclusive, acoustic-based sound has ripened to maturity. During the ride, they’ve played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK and Europe, selling out thousand capacity venues, touring the island’s o2 Academy’s and appearing at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Bestival! On top of this, the band have played numerous support shows for the likes of Bastille, King Charles, Scouting for Girls and Wheatus to name a few.


In recent years Coco have literally lived in their recording studio, taking the time to create a collection of songs that offer an honest and intriguing insight into their lives both together and personally. Starting with an exclusive premiere on Clash Music for their brand new single Monsters, within that description lies a tangible sense of triumph over adversity, and how a negative can be deftly orchestrated into a positive, in the story of Twyman’s tumultuous upbringing.


Constantly touring, constantly writing and never quitting, Coco and the Butterfields will be making music for a long, long time.



Support: Gentlemen of Few

Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics.


Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door (standing)

(includes a 30p booking fee)

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Friday 11 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now

Jonah Hitchens Band and Psychadelephant

Jonah Hitchens Band and Psychadelephant

Funk and Soul Night - with awesome local bands


The Jonah Hitchens Band have been playing together for 6 years. All this time bonded by their love of Funk and Soul. With influences from James Brown, Bill Withers and Jimi Hendrix, Jonah and his band cover all the bases. Most of the band study or have studied at various music colleges all over the country. For that reason when they pull their skills together it creates an exciting and fresh sound. Jonah recently released an LP, Floating, which demonstrates this exciting versatility.


Jonah Hitchens - Lead Vocals/Guitar

Chris Tilke - Drums

Frazer Kerslake - Bass

Harry Dowell - Sax


Psychadelephant are a Psychadelic Funk and Heavy Soul four piece (including Jake Miller & Grace Gillan). Psychadelephant have already opened for acts such as Dizraeli, Dr. Feelgood and they were fantastic when they supported Tankus the Henge here at the Beehive last year.


Doors open 8pm. Band on stage 8.15pm


Tickets: £8 in advance, Student £5 in advance, £10 on the door (standing)

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Friday 12 Apr 20198:15pm Book Now

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash

WISHBONE GOLD - Spring Tour 2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash,

one of the most enduring and best-loved British rock acts.

Featuring full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1976 album “New England”


Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash.


The Spring 2019 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1976’s iconic New England album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.


New England was written and recorded in the loose environment of a basement rehearsal facility set up at Martin Turner’s Connecticut home, resulting in an album that was brimming with live energy. With a mix of powerful rock numbers such as “Runaway” and “Mother of Pearl”, alongside melodic cuts like “Lorelei” and “You Rescue Me”, the album was an instant crowd-pleaser. The band’s twin-guitar hallmark had never sounded so vibrant as on the album’s instrumental showcase “Outward Bound” and New England highlighted all that was great about Wishbone Ash.


Martin Turner’s Spring 2019 shows will mark the very first time New England has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss.



Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start


Tickets: £17.50 in advance, £20 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 13 Apr 20198:00pm Book Now

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids!

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids!

DO SOMETHING AWESOME THIS EASTER!


Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!



★★★★★ BroadwayBaby:


"Shlomo had the audience eating out of his hand  from the start. A naturally gifted teacher, Shlomo wanted to show the next generation how to beatbox and they loved him for it.


Shlomo ended this joyous hour with a demonstration of where these simple techniques can lead and brought the house down in wonder at the impossible sounds coming from this man’s mouth. This is a guy at the very  top of his game and he has to be seen - or heard - to be believed!


Listening to the buzz from the children outside after the show, they clearly had a wonderful time. They excitedly queued up to meet Shlomo and high-five their hero.


Throughout, it was clear that the parents were having just as good a time as their kids – maybe even better."


‘The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.’ The Guardian

‘Forget one-man band, this guy is a one-man music festival.’ The Times

‘Slick theatrics and soulful vocal gymnastics’  Evening Standard


Tickets: Adult £8, U16 £6, Family of four £25

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 19 Apr 20192:00pm Book Now

Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)

Edgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)

Edgelarks launch their new album, Feather, with a UK tour.


In April 2018, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. In escaping the everyday chaos of busy lives, they realised how caught up in the misery of the 24 hour news cycle they were; absorbed in the heartbreak of the world, they had lost sight of its beauty. Tired of the navel-gazing tendencies of sad song writing, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft overlooked but vital facet of our lives: hope.


Swiftly, a set of songs and tunes emerged. Stories of wonder from the natural world; tales of rejoicing and long lost returns; and simple thanksgiving for their own surroundings and place in the landscape. Informed by world rhythms, British folk roots, and the duo's penchant for making as much noise as possible with only two people, the album is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope.


"Edgelarks continue to soar and fly on their voyage of innovation" Bright Young Folk


"A confident pair of artists who are able to conjure up slickly atmospheric sound-worlds" Folk Radio UK


“Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Hannah Martin is an enthralling singer; Phillip Henry plays all manner of guitars and the harmonica, terrifically“ Julian May, Songlines ★★★★★


Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.


Tickets: £14 (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Friday 7 Jun 20198:00pm Book Now

Sweet Honi & Honiton Town Band

Sweet Honi & Honiton Town Band

A charity concert with Sweet Honi and Honiton Town Band


Sweet Honi is a popular community choir in Honiton, founded in 2011 by Andy Hague. Now the baton has been taken up by Kathy Rufolo and there are currently around 50 members. This joyful choir sings rock, soul and pop and has performed on BBC Spotlight for BBC Music Day, Radio Devon, Altitude music festival and Exeter Christmas market.


The Honiton Band can trace its roots back to 1800. Re-established in 1956, they have over 25 members.  They are a traditional brass band with a musical repertoire that takes in traditional brass band favourites, light classical, jazz, pop and show tunes.


This fund-raising gig will give its proceeds to charities Hospiscare (for the Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton) and Mind.  So, come along to be entertained with lively arrangements of popular songs and help out charities at the same time!


www.sweethoni.co.uk

www.honitonband.co.uk


Tickets: Adult £10, U16 £6

Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050

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Saturday 6 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

The Darkside of Pink Floyd.

The Darkside of Pink Floyd.

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.


Due to the demand for their exquisite reproduction of Pink Floyd’s classic music, The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a regular feature at major National music venues, festivals and theatres. They were also the first band to play a live public performance inside the prehistoric caves of the world famous Kents Cavern and they’ve had four sell-out concerts deep underground at Carnglaze Caverns as part of their highly acclaimed ‘Echoes of the Past’ tour.


The band are regulars at the World’s Biggest and Best Tribute Festival, having played, and headlined in 2018, to capacity crowds at Glastonbudget for six years.They have also headlined at BMAD, one of the biggest Music & Motorbike Festivals in the UK. Nominated as Best Tribute Act in the South West Music Awards.


“The music took you to planet Floyd and kept you there” - Music in Leicester.


“The best tribute of all for one of the world’s greatest groups” - North Devon Journal.


“A more intense tribute band than The Darkside of Pink Floyd is hard to imagine” - The Stage.


The Darkside of Pink Floyd are currently organising a large UK tour for 2019 and improving their Show with theatrical effects, more lighting, extra equipment and new songs to add to the already extensive set list. The touring show now has a brand new, fully automated light and laser show.


Exciting ? Absolutely . . .



Visit the band website at www.thedarksideofpinkfloyd.co.uk


Doors open 7pm

Tickets: £17 in advance, £19 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available from the box office

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Friday 9 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now