As long time fans of Tom as leader of the TRB, solo artist, campaigner and broadcaster, we are beyond excited to be bringing this show to Harlow!
Thursday 2nd November 2023 – Burnt Mill Snooker & Social Club, Harlow, Essex
Musician and broadcaster Tom Robinson presents an evening of songs and stories spanning five decades of adventures in the music industry.
Tom’s musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and included a BBC ban for being Glad To be Gay, rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
Having made his peace with the BBC, he’s presented programmes on all the corporation’s national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards.
Expect intimate versions of classics such as War Baby, Glad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway alongside stories from behind the scenes and a sprinkling of fan favourites from his extensive back catalogue.
Black Wax have teamed up with Redchurch Brewery, John Mann and The Spirit of The Square to present a full long weekend of live entertainment.
Thursday 6th April Comedy night with Clinton Baptiste, Louie Green and Aideen McQueen, hosted by John Mann.
We’re over the moon that paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste will be taking us on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.
Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Phoenix Nights.
Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.
“Hundreds of years ago when a man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste” – Peter Kay
Saturday 8th April Live music with Don’t Worry, The Bonnevilles + Fell and The Fallen
Local band Don’t Worry play their first full band hometown show since 2019. That last performance was part of The Square’s summer reunion event at Harlow Rugby club where they headlined the indoor stage. Having released their 2nd album Remorseless Swing in 2022, supported by a UK tour and airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6music, we’re pleased to be hosting them back in Harlow.
They’ll be joined by Northern Irelands finest exports of garage punk blues – The Bonnevilles!
A last min opportunity to host them on their UK tour couldn’t be passed up so you’ve now got two headliners for the price of one!
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE MIGHTY BELLRAYS WILL BE PLAYING A VERY SPECIAL SHOW IN HARLOW THIS NOVEMBER!
Rock Around The Hops at Redchurch Brewery
California’s Punk Funk Rock and Rollers will be playing live in the heart of a working brewery on Thursday 3rd November and you need to be there.
It’s all about emotion and energy, experience and raw talent, spirit and intellect. Exciting things happen when these things collide.
Bob Vennum and Lisa Kekaula made the BellRays happen in 1991 in East LA but they weren’t really thinking about any of this then. They wanted to play music and they wanted it to feel good. They wanted people to WANT to get up, to NEED to get up and check out what was going on. Form an opinion. React.
So they took everything they knew about; the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, the Who, the Ramones, Billie Holiday, Lou Rawls, Hank Williams, the DB’s, Jimmy Reed, Led Zeppelin, to name a very few and pressed it into service.
It was never about coming up with a ‘sound’, or fitting in with a scene. It was about the energy that made all that music so irresistible.
“MAKES THE CRAMPS SOUND LIKE YACHT ROCK” – JOHN NIVEN
His Lordship, the new project from guitarist James Walbourne (The Pretenders, The Pogues, The Rails) and Kristoffer Sonne (Chrissie Hynde, Willie Nelson) have announced their first UK tour, kicking off with their rescheduled, sold out show at The Lexington on 20th April and taking in 11 cities across the UK, including a Harlow show at Burnt Mill Snooker & Social Club on 28th May. Already having made an indelible mark on London’s live scene, His Lordship is the sound of Walbourne unleashed as a frontman; a furious riot of raging guitar and perverted drums from another dimension.
In addition to the tour, the duo also announce their debut EP, a one take collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers, which came together in one evening after a long day of recording original songs (also coming soon). Deciding to let loose, they kept the tape rolling and filmed a set of rock’n’roll tunes they like to play. They didn’t even rehearse them. The finished EP is a first take 15 minute set of Stuff They Like. Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Link Wray and The Killer.
The EP will be released on 16th April digitally, with a vinyl release to follow on Psychonaut Sounds.
Black Wax promoter Adam Smith – “I’m really pleased to be able to include a Harlow show as part of His Lordship’s first national tour. This is exactly the kind of show I’d have booked at The Square, and I’m keen to keep that spirit alive by using suitable venues in town. This show at Burnt Mill Social Club will be one of the highlights of the local live music calendar this year – don’t miss it!”
The first gigs of our Spring / Summer 2022 programme have been announced!
The Snooker & Social club in Harlow is a real gem – it’s location right next to Harlow Town train station means its easily accessible for people across Herts & Essex. It’s 5 years this month since The Square closed, and following the last couple of years without much social activity we’re really excited to be putting these shows on. We’ve pulled in some favours from some bands We’ve worked with previously, but also have some bands who will be making their Harlow debuts. If ever there was a time for a coming together of live music fans, wanting to see more original and new bands in town, this is it – we’ve a couple more gigs to announce and there’s life in the town yet!
Let’s Go! returned to TWR after a short summer break on Saturday 25th Sept 2pm-4pm. A shake up to the usual format, the show is 100% vinyl only recorded live in one take. Expect the usual mix of modern punk and garage rock & roll with a brand-new track from Benny Trokan and album tracks off the new LPs from Rata Negra and Chubby & The Gang.
Turn it up loud and share it with your neighbours!
The Datsuns – In Love Chubby & The Gang – Coming Up Tough Dead Meat – Dead Meat Cyanide Pills – Big Mistake Rata Negra – Venid A Ver The Gaggers – You Ain’t No Fun Benny Trokan – Get It In The End The Bonnevilles – Reflex Liar Baby Shakes – Sweet N Sour Part 2 The ArKaics – I’m Free The Branded – She’s My Woman Martin Savage & The Jiggerz – Time To Get Out Los Pepes – I Want You Back CHINESE JUNK – Bargain Bin Girl Cute Lepers – Damaging Acts Tommy And The Commies – One Arch Town The Ordinary Boys – Awkward The Queers – Tamara Is A Punk The Courettes – Hop The Twig The Detroit Cobras – Hey Sailor! James And The Ultrasounds – Robot Love The Reflectors – All Made Up Pelazo – Lie To Me Bad Nerves – Wasted Days The Speedways – Daydreaming The Moons – Don’t Go Changin’ The Len Price 3 – Mr Grey The Phantom Keys – Just A Little Bit Muck And The Mires – Too Soon To Fall In Love More Kicks – I’m On The Brink Faz Waltz – Kids Are All Wild Imperial State Electric – (Why Don’t You) Leave It Alone Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind – Ace Of Spades The BellRays – Fire On The Moon Giuda – Bad Days Are Back Newtown Neurotics – Fools Radiohearts – Decisions Mary’s Kids – I Started Walking The Chisel – Not The Only One The Anemic Boyfriends – Fake I.D. The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do Why Myself