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SPH Presents Band Contest – Saturday 13th January

SPH Presents Band Contest – Saturday 13th January

SPH Bandcontest was founded in 2008 and is the biggest contest for upcoming musicians in Europe with more than 1.500 participating bands and 500 concerts every year. Since 2017, SPH Bandcontest and its live platforms are also available in the United States, England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We provide an international network for all our participating artists.

Tomorrow night we are hosting round one with several bands competing to get through to the next round.  Doors open at 5.45pm and tickets are £7.00

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra – Wednesday 22nd November

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra – Wednesday 22nd November


Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit.

With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it.

Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.

The band, a hot six-piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).

Their debut album, ‘Money Isn’t Everything’, caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews – many of them 5-star. Their second album, “Talk About The Weather” (released July 7th 2014) also gathered some notable radio play and reviews.

The best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show!

Press Quotes

“That’s one hot band right there!” – Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2

“Rob Heron evokes the spirit of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt with a quintet that shuffles and boogies with panache. Infectiously good-humoured” – Uncut Magazine

“Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre.” – Maverick Magazine

“On this, their second album of skewed Texas swing, gypsy jazz and hot, humorous country blues they’ve added reeds and horns for a big, thick sound, but their spontaneous combustion is always unstoppable. – Scotsman On Sunday

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Liverpool Scooter Club – Saturday 19th August

Liverpool Scooter Club – Saturday 19th August

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The Sink with a difference The Magnet on Hardman street Liverpool is the venue for Liverpool Scooter Club’s 21st Birthday celebration

A Night of great Soul music, Ska, rocksteady Motown and roots Reggae

£5 entry on the door with all proceeds going to local charities this is purely a non profit night so come on down enjoy the great venue and atmosphere in this Iconic 60’s venue and enjoy the music being played by Mike Francis and Halton and Widness radio presenter Davey ‘B’ supporting local charities while you have a great time

This will be a night to remember!

Dodgy – Friday 10th November

Dodgy – Friday 10th November


Dodgy started life 27 years ago. In that time they released 6 albums, countless singles, toured the World, criss-crossed the UK, as well as managing to take a well-earned break for 10 years. Now, back in action, Dodgy continue to release critically acclaimed music and perform live to thousands of people every year.

In October & November 2017 Dodgy shake out, away from the festival season, with Dodgy Acoustic. Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Stu Thoy will perform in a series of intimate acoustic shows playing stripped back versions of Dodgy classics, delving into the Dodgy vaults and unearthing forgotten gems and and the most requested songs from recent critically acclaimed albums Stand Upright In A Cool Place and the current album What Are We Fighting For. Delivering songs with stories of life on the road – stories from one of the UK’s most active touring bands.

Dodgy frontman Nigel Clark says of playing these intimate shows – “Dodgy have always loved acoustic shows, the songs are written and rehearsed in acoustic format but they rock and we are loud – this is a chance to hear the songs in their Melodic, Harmonious Glory!”

Book tickets!

Wildwood Kin – Saturday 21st October

Wildwood Kin – Saturday 21st October


We are delighted to announce that Wildwood Kin play The Magnet Liverpool 21st Oct 2017!

With the release of their forthcoming single “Run” out 30th June taking from their debut album Turning “Tides” out 18th Aug on Sony Music UK.

The Gories – Thursday 13th July

The Gories – Thursday 13th July

The Gories

Harvest Sun Promotions and Shaark Records present:

(Detroit, MI / Third Man Records)

+ guests

DJ Carl Combover

Thursday 13 July at The Magnet Liverpool

Tickets £15 on sale 9am Friday 26 May

“The best garage band in America since the ’60s. Very primitive…they made people with Les Pauls and Marshall amps look like idiots.” – Jack White

The Gories began in the cultural vacuum of Detroit in 1986. With humble beginnings at a community concert series through a tumultuous end on their 1992 European tour, this is a band whose influence has far outstretched the ground they covered. Rooted in the primal, primitive underpinnings of 50’s rhythm and blues and unhinged 60s garage punk, the sound they came to was wholly their own. While band members Mick Collins and Dan Kroha would go on to wider recognition in the Dirtbombs and Demolition Dolls Rods respectively, the Gories should be viewed in the same influential context as the Velvet Underground and the Cramps. While they may have barely sold any records, the folks that saw and heard these bands were inspired to create. It’s high time the Gories get their due.