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7 Gover Lane
Newquay, , TR7 1ER
United Kingdom

Voted Newquay's BEST BAR + SERVICE! Great live music, cold beers, local ales and cider + lovely wine! Live bands and funky DJ's every week!

Spacious coffee house by day, free wifi and epic Morale Coffee! 

Events

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Gozer Goodspeed (Blues-Folk/ Rock/ Indie)
Sep
26
to Sep 27

Gozer Goodspeed (Blues-Folk/ Rock/ Indie)

Ever since an old, beat-up acoustic guitar washed up on the banks of a river near him during a rainstorm when he was just a teen, Gozer Goodspeed has been addicted to playing music. 

After his first gig, the venue-holder gifted him a hat in lieu of payment. Hundreds of gigs later, much has changed - but the guitar and hat remain.

Don't miss this excellent performer!

HAPPY HOUR 7-9pm

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The Undercover Hippy and Support (Reggae/ Rap)
Oct
11
to Oct 12

The Undercover Hippy and Support (Reggae/ Rap)

"Combining intelligent, amusing, and often politically charged lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire...on a protest march...at the Edinburgh Fringe"

- Music Mafia

GET YOUR TICKET EARLY - YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS GIG!!!!

The incredible Undercover Hippy is returning to the Whiskers’ stage this autumn for a gig not to be missed. 

Comical, poignant, memorable lyrics set to infectious reggae sounds.

SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!

This gig will likely sell out, so sort it out peeps!!

 

Tickets £9 in advance:

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-undercover-hippy

 

https://youtu.be/OGDmPlVU9cc

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

https://www.facebook.com/events/197765394211837/

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Black Friday (Folk/ Punk)
Aug
30
to Aug 31

Black Friday (Folk/ Punk)

Black Friday (Folk/ Punk)

As if these guys need any introduction!!!

 

Returning to the Whiskers’ stage…the incredible, the almighty, the hugely talented BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!

For over a decade the seven-strong, unstoppable Black Friday have been delivering their stomping, high energy home-brew of folk, Celtic and punk music across the lands of Cornwall, Devon and beyond. And now they are coming to Newquay!

 

DON’T MISS THIS GIG! It is going to be rad.

https://www.facebook.com/events/502026480219847/

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Solid Gone (Blues/ Rock)
Aug
29
to Aug 30

Solid Gone (Blues/ Rock)

Solid Gone (Blues/ Rock)

Original Roots Rock, Blues and Skiffle music drawing on early Blues and Folk influences. Startlingly powerful vocals, raw delta blues styled guitar, wild saxophone, thumping double bass and an irresistible beat combine to create a very special atmosphere!

 

http://solidgoneband.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoJjuwjs1E4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgCX6L0Ckxw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoDMFbbTVvA

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One Ground (Reggae)
Aug
23
to Aug 24

One Ground (Reggae)

One Ground (Reggae)

These guys are making quite the name for themselves in Newquay!

 

The perfect duo making the perfect reggae sounds!

SERIOUSLY guys…DO NOT MISS THIS GIG!

There are gonna be some seriously good vibes x

 

Don Goes Bandoo Roots - Vocals, Percussion & Beatbox 

Buster Redlox - Guitar, Bass, Beatbox

https://www.facebook.com/events/196318131236550/

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Gloo and Black Anchors (Punk Rock)
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Gloo and Black Anchors (Punk Rock)

Gloo and Black Anchors (Punk Rock)

Just watch both these bands’ videos and you’ll get an idea of how fun this gig is going to be!

We’ve got giant swans, air guitar, comedy sunnies and press ups. We have beards, tattoos, skateboards and pirates.

 

For a night of high energy, fun punk rock…this is the gig for you!!

 

HAPPY HOUR 7-9pm

 

Gloo- https://youtu.be/mjm_Fhu2ewk

 

Black Anchors- 

https://youtu.be/HySMkl67zCU

https://www.facebook.com/events/253453558602616/

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Ben Catley (Acoustic/ Blues/ Roots)
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Ben Catley (Acoustic/ Blues/ Roots)

Ben Catley (Acoustic/ Blues/ Roots)

All the way from Oz, Perth's Ben Catley is becoming renowned for his high-energy, feel-good roots!

 

New single 'Strong Hands' is a super fun jam that ends sharply to the surprise of Ben screaming vocals into his acoustic guitar. "This is a lot of fun. You just can't stop yourself listening to this!" - TRIPLE J

 

Ben’s music has beats that you won’t be able to resist…trust us : )

 

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC

GET YOUR BUTTS DOWN HERE!

HAPPY HOUR 7-9pm 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2052221311686374/

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Swamp Candy (Mixed Genre/ Foot-Stompin’ Americana)
Aug
15
to Aug 16

Swamp Candy (Mixed Genre/ Foot-Stompin’ Americana)

Swamp Candy (Mixed Genre/ Foot-Stompin’ Americana)

Dirty and sweet, brash and thoughtful, simple and complex. True stories that are made up just for you!

A band that will have you pounding your fists through tables one minute and sitting silently on the edge of your seat the next! 

It’s pig drinkin’, whiskey eatin’, foot clapping’, hand stompin’, American music. 

All the way from the U S of A….the return of SWAMPCANDY!

Don’t miss this!

 

Website:http://www.swampcandy.com 

Follow:http://twitter.com/Swampcandy

watch:http://www.youtube.com/user/swampcandy

 

 

HAPPY HOUR 7-9pm 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/300546370515146/

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The Renegades (Rage Against the Machine Tribute)
Jul
25
to Jul 26

The Renegades (Rage Against the Machine Tribute)

The Renegades (Rage Against the Machine Tribute)

If you made it to our last Renegades gig you will know how frickin’ awesome these guys are!!

Come and get sweaty with this great Rage tribute band.

Expect to get messy. 

 

Don’t forget our…

15 MINUTE FRENZY:

9-9.15pm all drinks* HALF PRICE FOR 15 MINUTES ONLY!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/188094791866946/

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The Rin Tins (Gypsy Swing) and Flinklock (Celtic Folk Rock)
Jul
20
to Jul 21

The Rin Tins (Gypsy Swing) and Flinklock (Celtic Folk Rock)

The Rin Tins (Gypsy Swing) and Flinklock (Celtic Folk Rock)

Keep them dancing.

That’s the ethos that The Rin Tins have kept since their inception in early 2011 and since then the sextet have strutted from one stage to another playing high octane gypsy swing to the party hard masses. 

 

These festival veterans have appeared on stages at Glastonbury, Shambala, Boomtown and many many more over the last 7 years as well as venues throughout the country. 

 

With music that combines 5 part harmonies with swing jazz rhythms and pounding oompa beats, for the past 7 years The Rin Tins have been filling dance floors and festival tents across the UK. 

 

With support from local faves Flintlock this is sure to be an awesome start to your weekend : )

 

https://youtu.be/LMJHF1zWROs

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/160421918159557/

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One Ground (Reggae)
Jul
19
to Jul 20

One Ground (Reggae)

One Ground (Reggae)

Returning to Whiskers, London based new roots reggae duo One Ground!

These guys were incredible last time and we know they will be incredible this time!

The guys caused quite a stir busking in the Newquay high street…great talent and super-happy vibes.

DON’T MISS THIS GIG : )

 

https://youtu.be/8SvLUiu50HQ

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/321142941757440/

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Dr Funk (Johnny Rubin of The Big Sets)
Jul
18
to Jul 19

Dr Funk (Johnny Rubin of The Big Sets)

Dr Funk (Johnny Rubin of The Big Sets)

If you live in Newquay then you know this face and you know this talent!

The Doctor of Funk will be spoiling you with some mid-week wonder down at his favourite cat bar.

Come and support incredible local talent, grab a cold one and enjoy!

 

Don’t forget our…

15 MINUTE FRENZY:

9-9.15pm all drinks* HALF PRICE FOR 15 MINUTES ONLY!

https://www.facebook.com/events/268773617015764/

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The Big Sets (Blues/ Funk)
Jul
12
to Jul 13

The Big Sets (Blues/ Funk)

The Big Sets (Blues/ Funk)

Brace yourselves…IT’S THE BIG SETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newquay favourites The Big Sets are hitting the Whiskers stage!

We know you know what to expect but incase you have forgotten….

Look forward to…Music, Mayhem, Magic, Magnificence, Madness, Melodies and Mischief!

PEEING OUR PANTS, WE’RE SO EXCITED!

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Dr Oz (7 piece Funk Party!)
Jul
4
to Jul 5

Dr Oz (7 piece Funk Party!)

Dr Oz are one of the South West’s most exciting and in-demand live acts!

Mixing soul, funk & ska from the past 5 decades with an energetic stage show, the band have been wowing audiences at festivals, live venues and private events right across the country.

You know you’re in for a treat when there’s a live sax’ on the go!

DON’T MISS THIS!

CRAZY 15:

9-9.15pm all drinks* HALF PRICE FOR 15 MINUTES ONLY!

https://www.facebook.com/events/501698736913471/

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LEO’S BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
Jun
22
to Jun 23

LEO’S BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

LEO’S BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

If you live in Newquay then you will know Leo.

If you know Leo then you will know that his parties are EPIC!!

Don’t miss this Friday’s incredible birthday celebration at Whiskers!

As expected there will be performances from bands and DJs from near and far - a night of incredible music, dancing and THE BEST VIBES!!

Everyone welcome….the only place to be this Friday : )

https://www.facebook.com/events/2027066577556519/

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Mishka Shubaly (Storyteller/ Best Selling Author/ Cult Songwriter/ Smart Ass)
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Mishka Shubaly (Storyteller/ Best Selling Author/ Cult Songwriter/ Smart Ass)

After receiving an expensive MFA from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly quit writing to play music. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring nonstop, and has shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Decemberists among others. A narrative published in NYPress about his romance with an opiate marked his return to writing. 

His three Kindle Singles for Amazon have all been bestsellers. He writes true stories about drink, drugs, disasters, desire, deception and their aftermath. His work has been praised for its grit, humor, fearlessness and heart. 'The Long Run,' his mini-memoir detailing his transformation from alcoholic drug abuser to sober ultrarunner is one of the best-selling Kindle Singles to date.

Mishka Shubaly lives in Brooklyn where he writes music and plays bass for Freshkills. He is at work on a new solo record of his original songs and a full-length memoir. He does not own a dog but he thinks about them often.

DON’T MISS THIS!

https://youtu.be/iApRAiG39eY

Tickets £5 

https://www.seetickets.com/event/mishka-shubaly-storyteller-cultsongwriter-smartass/whiskers/1230460 

Or on the door if still available : )

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/526153177782293/

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Two Man Ting (Afro-Roots)
Jun
20
to Jun 21

Two Man Ting (Afro-Roots)

"Brilliant - love this sound! If you want a bit of early summer, then get this in your ear-holes!" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

TwoManTing was formed in 2004, when Jon Lewis and Jah-man Aggrey were working together in world/dance band Le Cod Afrique, performing at the likes of WOMAD, Montreux Jazz Festival and Glastonbury.

Since then, the duo has been performing regularly throughout the UK, and particularly on the Festival circuit. Festie shows have included Glastonbury, the Secret Garden Party, Musicport, Green Man, Whychwood, Ely Folk Festival, Big Green Gathering, Off the Tracks, Sunrise Celebration, Broadstairs Folk Week, Small World, Waveform, Nozstock, Bearded Theory....to name but a few.

2011 saw the release of the duo's acclaimed album "Legacy", much featured on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music, and in 2012, Jon and Jah played at over 30 UK festivals, and 100 gigs up and down the country. 

2013 - The new EP "Ar Lek U" features 3 brand new tracks, and a re-working of an old favourite, inpired by the beaches of Freetown and honed in the muddy, sunny fields of England.

"Full of such bright, tuneful moments, this will really take-off in an intimate live setting" fRoots Magazine

"Such is the blast of sunshine this emanates, it might well cure rickets" Venue Magazine

SUMMER IS HERE SO LET’S PARTY!! x

https://www.facebook.com/events/790047577851144/

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Rodney Branigan (Texas Blues, Rock, Roots, Folk Fusion)
Jun
6
to Jun 7

Rodney Branigan (Texas Blues, Rock, Roots, Folk Fusion)

Implausibly mastering the playing of two instruments at once and putting the rest of us to shame. Make no mistake, this is no novelty act. Rather he manages to combine an almost piano-like capacity, focusing each of his hands on either melodic or rhythmic, percussive duties and the results are mesmerising. Vocally comparable to Jeff Buckley and Simon & Garfunkel.

SO FUN TO WATCH and so mesmerising to listen to. DON’T MISS THIS! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/dbroken1

 

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Sam Green (Surf Roots)
May
30
to May 31

Sam Green (Surf Roots)

"Discover Surf Roots music from the North Atlantic Coast"

Devon Roots rocker Sam Green will be live at Whiskers in Newquay this May.

Sam's latest solo album 'Just stand still' and the latest EP from Sam Green and the Midnight Heist, 'Onsette Return,'

are both available now on ITunes, Apple Music and Spotify 

Just stand still official trailer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aiHVAE7CI-o

Where you're from

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EZn9M8R9dPI

 

May the road (treat you kind)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Lo34QgaSI

 

Taken my breath away 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GSf4hGJjTbs

 

Website - www.samgreenmusic.com

 

Socials - @samgreenmusic.hq

 

Sam's percussive, acoustic slide guitar style, combined with stomp box, loop station and harmonica, have served as the foundation; on which he has built a strong reputation as a live act with universal appeal. His one-man-band shows are raw, intimate offerings of virtuosic slide guitar, infectious rhythms, engaging song writing and a soulful, blues inspired voice.

 

His travels have taken him and his music to some of the most highly respected venues and music festivals in the world. In 2013 Sam played Glastonbury festival where he and his band were described by The Independent News Paper as "One of the hot new acts making the summer swing". Since then, he has spent the majority of his time touring, playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Boomtown and Shambala, alongside Independently releasing his music. 

 

March 2017 saw the release of Sam’s first full length solo album 'Just stand still' a record which tells the story of coming home to Devon and laying down roots on which to start a new chapter. The album features eight new songs written at home on his 8-track recorder and developed over the space of a year where he had the time and space to create, surf and recover from a hectic few years of non-stop D.I.Y touring. Sam appeared in 2017 at the world famous Sziget Festival in Budapest along with his band. He then spent the rest of the 2017/18 winter season touring his new solo album (opening for acts such as Wildwood Kin, Echotown and Wille and the Bandits) and has recently released 'Onsette Return,' the latest EP from Sam Green and the Midnight Heist.

 

For a great night of live music, don't miss Sam Green.

 

"Classy songs" Peter Maher (Jack White & Newton Faulkner)

 

"One of the hot new acts making the summer swing at Glastonbury festival" The Independent newspaper 

 

"One of the best live sessions of 2016" BBC Introducing in Devon

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The Ben Robey Band (Blues/ Rock)
May
23
to May 24

The Ben Robey Band (Blues/ Rock)

The Ben Robey Band (Blues/ Rock)

Inspired by the early legends of the '70s and having been given his first guitar at the age of five, Ben Robey delivers an authentic, polished sound. The band have been performing their own unique material at venues across the south west and now we deliver them to YOU! 

Modern blues and rock that'll have you tapping your feet and loving life!

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The Captain’s Beard (Sea Shanties/ Folk/ Pirate)
May
9
to May 10

The Captain’s Beard (Sea Shanties/ Folk/ Pirate)

The Captain’s Beard (Sea Shanties/ Folk/ Pirate)

Yarrr! The Captain's Beard be a company o' travelin' troubadors on a quest te bring the finest o' sea shantys and forebitters to the ears of all who'll listen. They play songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes o' travelling the high seas.

High energy, loads of fun!

https://www.facebook.com/events/620916038246246/

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The Flamenco Thief (Spanish Guitar)
May
2
to May 3

The Flamenco Thief (Spanish Guitar)

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EVENING OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Craig Sutton, better known as The Flamenco Thief, is an English guitarist whose phenomenal rise within the DIY music scene has seen him become one of the busiest touring artists in the country.

Specialising in fast rhythmic guitar playing Craig has earned a reputation for mesmerising live performances in which he uses a Spanish acoustic guitar with the Boss RC loop pedal to blend modern rhythms with time-honoured Flamenco techniques.

A particularly resourceful musician, Craig also utilises the guitar as a percussive instrument, layering metronomic hip-hop beats by carefully beating the body; creating a unique energy that few solo instrumentalists manage to achieve.

Craig’s early influences of ska, hip-hop and gypsy swing are evident throughout his music, helping him craft a catalogue of songs that are intelligent but accessible.

Craig’s compositions revere Flamenco’s heritage while embracing music technology, and as a result each song is delicately poised between the classical and contemporary.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1205776969558926/

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The Tin Pigeons (Indie) + DJ Blake
Apr
20
to Apr 21

The Tin Pigeons (Indie) + DJ Blake

"One of the best festival bands we know!" BBC Introducing.

The Tin Pigeons, are a four piece indie band from Leicestershire, combining folk lyricism, shimmering harmonies and bouncing grooves to create a large and bright sound. 

With the release of their debut EP ‘Sparks’ the band have been championed by BBC Introducing and their single was named as Introducing track of the week on BBC Radio 1 and across all major stations. Their recent single ‘Home’ also had great support from BBC 6 Music. 

Having supported the likes of Billie Marten, Seafret, OUTLYA and Fickle Friends, and played at on stages at Reading and Leeds, Secret Garden Party and Boardmasters (to name a few!) they have gained a very strong national fan base and tour hard across the UK. 

Come along and support this great indie band before they get too famous that they will only play huge stadiums : )

Tunes from DJ Blake before and after the gig will have you spending the whole night with us! Why the hell not? 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2100574860187576/

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Paul Lamb and Adam Feust of The Detroit Breakdown (Acoustic Country)
Apr
11
to Apr 12

Paul Lamb and Adam Feust of The Detroit Breakdown (Acoustic Country)

Listening to these guys is a musical time capsule. It will take you through the drive and riffs of the 70’s, but also has the modern pulse that comes from recording at the legendary Rust Belt Studios that keeps it all fresh. 

They were nominated for the 2014 British Blues Awards Best Overseas Artist - come to this gig and you’ll see why x

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! : )

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Bare Jams + DJ Mitch and Enz (Pop/ Reggae/ Ska/ Party Vibes)
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Bare Jams + DJ Mitch and Enz (Pop/ Reggae/ Ska/ Party Vibes)

Award winning festival favourites Bare Jams are coming to Whiskers and bringing with them their organic and freshly brewed underground rock party vibes! With tasteful hints of reggae and ska they are set to light the place on fire!

We will also have a DJ spinning some tunes to get you guys geared up and ready to play!!

DON’T MISS THIS GIG! x

Tickets:

£5 in advance via See Tickets http://www.seetickets.com/tour/bare-jams-dj

Or on the door (but they might sell out!)

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Holiday Oscar (Folk Infused Story-telling)
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Holiday Oscar (Folk Infused Story-telling)

This is going to be an excellent and highly entertaining gig - DON’T MISS IT!

Picking up plenty of love from blogs and Spotify for last year’s self-produced and self-released tracks Carousel, Nicholas and Teething Powder which highlighted an uncanny ability to draw on his own experiences, creating an intriguing catalogue of songs.

Wry observations, very much taken from everyday, modern life enveloped in a familiar and warm 70’s folk sound is the backdrop for much of the new material. Self-reflective story telling combined with beautifully composed arrangements has seen HOLIDAY OSCAR emerge from a productive year and the onset of 2018 portrays a visual montage of life since the the advent of the mobile phone in the accompanying video for new track; I Can’t Keep On Checking My Phone

Come along and support this excellent artist at your favourite local bar : )

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Sam Evans Album Launch (Uplifting Soul/ Jazz/ Reggae)
Apr
4
to Apr 5

Sam Evans Album Launch (Uplifting Soul/ Jazz/ Reggae)

Bristol-based singer songwriter Sam Evans has been writing and performing his unique blend of jazz soul and reggae, with a positive and uplifting message, for the last 7 years. 

Sam has always had a passion for songwriting and a positive outlook on life! The songs from this new album 'Scrapbook Of The Soul' reflect this and demonstrate a more intimate side of his music.

This show has a very special support act as well as some special guests including his right-hand man Drew (Andy) Slade on percussion. Make sure you get there on time to avoid missing this never-seen-before set!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1459989120797536/

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Circle of Crows and O’deus (Rock)
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Circle of Crows and O’deus (Rock)

Circle of Crows and O’deus (Rock)

Hard rock South West trio Circle of Crows will be headlining this awesome evening of music accompanied by Cornish Rock band O’Deus!

A night of phenomenal rhythm sections, massive guitars, soaring vocals and a super sexy female vocalist. Be there.

 

Listen to COC here:

https://itun.es/gb/imRNlb

 

And O’deus here:

https://odeus1.bandcamp.com/album/code-to-living

https://www.facebook.com/events/779595878918287/

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