Category Archives: what’s on

Sounds Around Town : 12th – 18th July

And so, it is time. (Cue dramatic music.) Yes, the 12th Swindon Shuffle is upon us. I will apologise in advance for the bias in the coverage but with over 40 acts to add into the mix, obviously things are … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 5th – 11th July

In some respects this week is the calm before the storm, the deep breath before the plunge, the prawn cocktail before the chicken in a basket…okay, that one is a bit dated, a quieter week before next weekend’s annual Swindon … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town: 28th June – 4th July

So, we have spent weeks waiting for this news to become a reality. We’ve all deliberated, cogitated and digested, and finally we have arrived. Friday night sees the re-opening of The Rolleston. In the first of two nights of music … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 14th – 20th June

One of the great things about the diverse and eclectic nature of the Swindon live circuit is that it has something for everyone. Take this week for example, everything from international swing bands, rock legends, national tribute acts, local covers … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 7th – 13th June

Apparently there is some sort of soccer tournament on (right, that’s another local demographic alienated) but whilst a few of the regular musical haunts have given themselves over to big screen TV coverage and people shouting “go on my son” … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Alarmed  –  Olivia Awbrey (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The real charm of Olivia Awbrey’s music is the multi-tasking that goes on. It is enough that she deftly hops genres – alt-rock, psychedelia and punked up folk all going into the mix as well is shouty gang vocals, pop … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 31st May – 6th June

Stuck as we are between the recent Bank Holiday glut of live gigs, heading into the heart of the summer sporting diary and with festival season about to go into full swing, not to mention having a rare run of … Continue reading

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