Yes - The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJ’s. From Robot Wars to Red Dwarf, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk & Soul icon after 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night show
“When BBC 6Music asked me to do a radio show I only had one condition, it has to be a funk & soul show otherwise I wasn’t interested” And so the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show was born, pioneering 6Music radio show from its dawn in 2002
Live every Saturday night with an assortment of classic gems and emerging artists, Craig has garnered global support as one of the UK’s foremost Funk and Soul commentators, DJ’s and promoters of new music. The show has become a European benchmark for artists who want to connect directly with their fans
“Since its inception I have been interested in all varieties of soul and funk music, without imposing any barriers and I am just as enthusiastic about fresh new talent as I am about the classic artists from the golden age of the 60s and 70s”
The list of guests that have been on The Funk and Soul Show speaks for itself
Gil-Scott Heron, James Brown, Roy Ayers, Cymande, Marlena Shaw, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Terry Callier, Candi Staton, Marva Whitney
Hip Hop legends, The Roots and the Jungle Brothers, as well as the leading players of the new school Kokolo, Cut Chemist, Sharon Jones, Osaka Monaurail, Amp Fiddler, Amy Winehouse, The New Mastersounds, Smoove and Turrell, Quantic, The Apples, The Grits, JTQ, and The Fusion Experience
Mr. Charles and his trunk of funk DJs, every weekend throughout the UK - stopping regularly at Band on The Wall in Manchester for his monthly residency. A night of soul-hitting funk, ‘can you dig it’ attitude and dance-floor jivin’. The monthly stop off is currently one of the most anticipated nights in Manchester’s scene, with an array of guests from the funky depths such as, Maceo Parker, The BlackByrds, Smoove & Turrell, New Mastersounds, The Perceptions, Speedometer, Lack of Afro and Funkshone
Craig Charles has captivated crowds throughout the UK - the Maestro of funk has played at numerous festivals such as, Love Box, Park Life, Festival no 6, Wychwood Festival, Common People, Mostly Jazz funk and soul festival to name but a few. Highlighting 2016, Craig recently played to over 10,000 people at the world famous Arcadia and Shangri-La stage in Glastonbury
With a jammed packed year in the making, the funk and soul train keeps movin’ along without a stop in sight - in the words of the soulful don himself, ‘No Sleep till Bed time’
From the incredible global success of Spandau Ballet, to hitting the headlines on BBC1's EastEnders, Channel 4`s Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls, The Kray Brothers, Martin Kemp has had a truly illustrious career. Now, with a return to his favourite musical decade, the Spandau Ballet star will be taking to the decks and spinning all the best hits from the golden 80's.
Its the authentic blast from the past you've been waiting for!
This is an all ticket event, tickets available from: https://www.seetickets.com/event/martin-kemp-s-the-ultimate-back-to-the-80-s-dj-set/bingham-hall/1302500
TURIN BRAKES ACOUSTIC
The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour starting Autumn 2019. The band - founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with longtime bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer - are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades.
This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002. They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career - which includes seven top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.
One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around.
In 2019, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist after 10 years, and are focusing more on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show - a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on new album ‘Dread Times’ which digs deep into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic.
Dread Times is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rd release on their own Dubwiser label. The album stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release in 2017 – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts.
The Bingham Hall operates a cash only bar
Conductor: Ian Higginson
Leader Theresa Finzi
Programme to include:
Haydn- Symphony No99
Mozart - Overture to Idomeneo
Mendelssohn - ‘ Scherzo’ Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tickets £10. Concessions £8
Available in advance from: Cirencester Visitor Information Centre Tel; 01285 654180
or available on the door
John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents - a lifelong craft most recently embodied in his book of poetry The Luckiest Guy Alive, which was released worldwide in November on Picador/Macmillan.
JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
Hisinfluence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 recent global number 1 albums - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John's best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album
His latest show, touring across the UK, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat - a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.
The Bingham Hall has a fully licensed bar (Cash only)
King Street, Cirencester GL7 1JT
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BACK TO THE 80’s
Get “Into The Groove” and find your “Fame” at our 80’s dance workshop. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” having a good time!
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Tickets: £10 (£15 on the door)
All ages welcome
With Marie-Louise Flexen at The Bingham Hall, King street, Cirencester
Come in 80’s Attire!
Contact us now to get your tickets before they all “Beat it”!
Here we go again!
It’s Pancasts 6th Anniversary so it’s time for a party!
Saturday March 23rd at The Bingham Hall, Cirencester!
Tickets just £10
On the bill we have
playing all the hits!
All your favs from the 50’s and 60’s!
And with the Pavo sing a long to finish the night off it’ll be one hell of a party!
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The Gloucestershire duo are taking the USA by storm and have appeared on radio and TV stations throughout the Northeast. The video for their latest single ‘The Ghosts Have Eaten Well’ reached number 18 on the CMC Country Music Channel’s playlist, and was broadcast to 2.4 million households throughout northern California.