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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)

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Friday 9 Aug 20197:30pm Book Now

Causley & Coldfield Concert

Causley & Coldfield Concert

An afternoon concert with Jim Causley & Charlie Coldfield.


Join acclaimed singer songwriter Jim Causley and actor Charlie Coldfield for a gentle trip down memory lane. Featuring songs, you will know and love interspersed with short readings and poems, Jim and Charlie are touring this mini concert for memory cafes and older person’s groups.


About Jim: Jim is a multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian. Described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.


About Charlie: Charlie is an actor, writer and director based in Exeter and working throughout the South West. This summer Charlie will be also be touring a new musical Hot Flushes and at Beer Quarry in 'Macbeth'.


All welcome.


Please book in advance if you would like tea & cake included as we need to know numbers.


Tickets £5 - Unallocated seating

Includes a 30p admin fee

Accessible seating available from the box office


Any profit from the concert will be split between Honiton & Sidmouth Memory Cafes.


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Wednesday 21 Aug 20192:00pm Book Now

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz with the Neil Maya Quartet

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz with the Neil Maya Quartet

We are delighted The Neil Maya Quartet are returning to The Beehive after their fabulous performance of The Brubeck Project here in Autumn 2017. The band are now back with their latest project...


1959 is often considered an extremely influential year in the development of modern jazz with a number of new sub genres within jazz coming to the fore including bossa nova and modal jazz. 1959 also spawned some of jazz’s finest albums of all times including of course Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and Dave Brubeck’s Time Out. The Neil Maya Quartet now brings some of the very best and most famous recordings from 1959 alive 60 years on.


The concept of creating a performance focusing on the music of this seminal year has been developing for Neil over the last couple of years. This is partially due to his interest in the music of Dave Brubeck, hence, the band’s Brubeck Project, which has played throughout the South West over the last four years. Neil has also come to realise he has a real affinity with the ‘50s approach to jazz of which 1959 seems to reach a high point. Jazz also played an important role in the fight for racial equality, particularly in the United States, and this is also explored in the performance.


This evening’s performance will include classic works from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck quartet’s Time Out, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, Charlie Mingus’s Ah Hum and more.


Over the last decade the band has delivered high quality accessible music for all ages to enjoy, generally with an air of light joviality and frivolity about the evening. Neil Maya on saxophones is today joined by Tom Ball on piano, Kev Sanders on bass and Preston Prince on drums.



To find out more visit www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk and www.neilmayaquartet.co.uk/1959


Tickets Students £8, Adults £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Includes a 30p admin fee

Unallocated seating - accessible seating available from the box office.

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Saturday 7 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now

Maesteg Male Voice Choir

Maesteg Male Voice Choir

Côr Meibion Maesteg a’r Cylch (Maesteg and District Male Voice Choir)


The Llynfi Valley has a long tradition of Male Voice Choirs and Côr Meibion Maesteg a’r Cylch (Maesteg and District Male Choir) is proud to uphold this tradition. Since its inception in 1974 the Choir has given immense musical pleasure to thousands of people at home and abroad. Over the years the choir has had the privilege of singing at many prestigious events including the Proms in the Park, the Albert Hall, the House of Commons and the Millennium Stadium in Wales in concerts as well as before rugby matches.


The Maesteg Male Voice Choir have sung with many famous singers including world famous baritone Bryn Terfel and Grammy Award winning soprano Rebecca Evans.


The choir takes great pride in raising a tremendous amount of money for charitable causes across the UK. Tonight's Concert is in aid of WHERE (Westcountry Health Education and Research Enterprise). This is a South West based charity aimed at helping vulnerable adults to integrate with the local community and to live a full and active social life.


After the Concert we are very hopeful that there will be a traditional 'Afterglow' in the Beehive Bar. This is an impromptu sharing when the choir, pint in hand, relax and sing in an informal setting.


Tickets are £12.50 (Allocated Seating)

Includes 30p booking fee.

Accessible seating available by calling the Box Office

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Saturday 21 Sep 20197:30pm Book Now

Clive Carroll.

Clive Carroll.

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill.  Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues!


Clive made his musical debut at age two as a banjo-strumming cowboy singing nursery rhymes, and went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London.

He has toured and worked with guitar greats such as John Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Xuefei Yang, Ralph Towner, and John Renbourn—as well as pop icon, Madonna!


Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls Clive, “Probably the best and most original young acoustic guitarist/composer in Britain”, and Total Guitar Magazine includes him in their “Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time”.  


Clive’s latest solo CD, “The Furthest Tree”, has been described as “…sensational instrumental music that knows no boundaries”, and, “…a classic recording in the field of guitar music”.


For more information about Clive Carroll please visit www.clivecarroll.co.uk



Tickets Adults £12 Students £8  

Includes a 30p admin fee

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Saturday 28 Sep 20197:30pm Book Now

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

Albert Lee & his Band

Albert Lee & his Band

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket for his concert here at the Beehive last year you will know that this is one not to be missed. Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.


After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest and finest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. He continues to tour today and plays his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar.


Albert is a Grammy award-winning musician whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.


“The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton


“A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris


Tickets £25 (Allocated seating).

Includes a 30p admin fee

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Thursday 17 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now

Track Dogs

Track Dogs

Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.


"A total discovery! Think The Eagles mixed with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues!"


“The antidote to a bad day! Four part harmonies steal the show!” - Maverick Magazine


We are delighted to welcome this ‘awesome foursome’ to the Beehive after their stunning performance at this year’s Costa Del Folk, we know that they are going to blow you away with their shiny happy music!


Made up of two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American, the band came together in 2011 to create their unique brand of acoustic music - a veritable 4 x 4 of voices and instruments identified by the fusion of styles which include Folk, Latino, Americana and Bluegrass.The band has a striking line-up of 4-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, ukulele and bass alongside cajón and trumpet with a bit of banjo and mandolin thrown in for good measure!


The Madrid-based band, whose name derives from the maintenance crews working the New York subway system, released their fourth studio album earlier this year, “Kansas City Groove”. It was inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City in early 2017, and the album is a mix of all that makes theTrack Dogs sound so special: healthy doses of Americana, Latin and Folk.


"Since 2007 the Track Dogs have been creating acoustic music with a strong Latino accent that also successfully draws in folk, bluegrass, Americana and pop. Kansas City Out Groove follows their triumphant 2016 album, Serenity Sessions, an album so packed with sunshine it could be sold as a vitamin C supplement.” - Neil McFadyen, Folkradio.co.uk


“…based in Madrid and with instruments that include cajon, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and trumpet and, rather obviously Spanish guitar, the quartet serve up a south of the border fiesta exuberance that defies you not to stomp the heels and play air castanets….the groove is most definitely on.” - Fatea Magazine, UK


“There’s a rare combination of four great players who also have superb voices, creating stunning individual vocal performances and the almost inevitable perfect harmonies…The playing is outstanding, the harmonies are superb and it’s joyful throughout; just give it a listen.” - Music Riot, June 2018, UK


For more details check out trackdogsmusic.com




Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start


Tickets: £12 in advance, £15 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 25 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now

Show of Hands 'Now we are Four'

Show of Hands 'Now we are Four'

Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand.


With new songs, new sounds, heartbeats and harmonies, the quartet’s first secret gig in Bridport last year sold out overnight. We are delighted that they begin their autumn tour here at the Beehive. Book now!


Tickets: Adult £26.50, Under 21 £13.30 (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Wednesday 30 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now

Strawbs Acoustic

Strawbs Acoustic

A 50TH ANNIVERSARY ACOUSTIC CONCERT


The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British Band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way. Massive coast to coast American tours swiftly followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa.


From the days of Sandy Denny pre Fairport and Sonja Kristina pre Curved Air, the band have enjoyed the finest of soloists in their ranks from Rick Wakeman followed by his son Oliver moving on to join Yes as well as Adam Wakeman joining Black Sabbath, Blue Weaver to The Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple.


The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.


"The songwriting was phenomenal, and the way the trio embellished sublime melodies with supreme harmonies and incredible instrumentation made their performance unforgettable. In fact, I repeatedly thought "music just isn't this good anymore" - Philadelphia Examiner


"Hearing the brilliant Strawbs was like a tutorial in UK folk music from the past 40 years" - Edmonton Sun


"Never to rest on their laurels, this excellent band continue to produce classic tracks and spectacular live performances" - Q Magazine


"Dave Cousins shows himself as a brilliant and original songwriter" - Classic Rock


For more details check out www.strawbsweb.co.uk


Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm start


Tickets: £16 in advance, £18 on the door (seated)

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Saturday 16 Nov 20197:45pm Book Now

Holy Moly & the Crackers

Holy Moly & the Crackers

The 'Take a Bite' UK Tour


With an amazing 2018 behind them, 2019 brings folk/rock Holy Moly & The Crackers back out onto the stage with a brand new album and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride - the craziest party in town always has room for one more! Influenced by an eclectic range of music, HMATC play an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, Balkan, klezmer, ska and reggae. In the perfect collision of rowdy tunes, pumping danceability and compelling storytelling, this wrangling folk group present a medley of original songs and old time drinking tunes, both hilarious and thrilling, and sure to entertain!


HMATC released their album Salem in July 2017, receiving acclaimed reviews and radio play from several stations. The band have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country and appearing at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival and Beautiful Days. Salem's lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem Cold Comfort Lane, was used for the end credits for the 2018 blockbuster movie Oceans 8.


'Take A Bite', their latest album, sets its stall confidently in the previously unoccupied space between the Gossip, Arctic Monkeys, the B52s and Gogol Bordello


Seeing Holy Moly And The Crackers was not attending a gig, it was immersing yourself in a show. It was circus, it was sideshow, it was international, but most of all it was bloody exhilarating” – Rockshot Mag



Check out the band web site here


Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door (Standing)

Includes an admin fee of 30p



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Friday 29 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now

The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee

The Voice of Roy Orbison with Brenda Lee

Christmas Special!


Darren Page enchanted the audience back in February when he visited us in the 'Through the Decades' show. We are delighted to be welcoming him back in this new show.


Everyone who loves Roy Orbison will be in for a treat as Darren Page brings you all the hits from ‘I Drove all night’, ‘Crying’, ‘Running Scared’, ‘You Got It’, plus a few earlier ones too!


Darren Page is an artiste in his own right and he has a vocal range to fit into any genre but especially for Roy Orbison. Darren is apprearing along with Susan Lowry who will whisper ‘Sweet Nothins’ and many more hits as Brenda Lee, she will have you all singing along and won't be forgetting that we are in the Festive Season with one or two Christmas songs too!


Two hours of pure Indulgence, Rock n Roll and Sweet Ballads at their best. Roy Orbison fans you will not be disappointed!


An evening full of memories and pure nostalgia!


So come along and shake your tinsel & rattle your baubles for a Rockin' good Time!


Produced by A.M. Productions ( Northwest) Ltd


www.amptheatreagency.co.uk


www.facebook.com/DarrenPageFanClub


Tickets £17

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Friday 6 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

A Brief History of Christmas

A Brief History of Christmas

600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales


Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.


Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.


The show takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion -  all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.


A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.


Eclectic and enjoyable - a bewildering array of instrumentsEnglish Dance and Song


You guys are awesome!Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe



Tickets: - Adults £12.50 in advance, £15.50 On the Door, Students £12.50

(Includes 30p per ticket admin. charge)

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.


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Saturday 14 Dec 20197:30pm Book Now

Mad Dog Mcrea.

Mad Dog Mcrea.

Damnation Alley Tour 2019


Well, it wouldn't be Christmas without them!


Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.


Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. During 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea will be in the studio recording a new album and looking to celebrate with their end of the year tour.


The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!


"It’s always a joy to me when something jumps up and smacks you between the eyes – Mad Dog Mcrea did that to me”Mike Harding


“A sound mixed, mashed and finely honed through years of live gigs” Rock ‘n Reel Magazine


“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking and spirit-stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy.”ltdstate.com


“Musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea are synonymous not only with a damn good party but also quality musicianship and the odd surprise”Talk Torbay



www.maddogmcrea.co.uk


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

(includes an admin fee of 30p)


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Thursday 19 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now