Discovering Music Together

We have another fantastic week of live music coming up this week from GSMC with the launch of a new monthly event taking place at the Printer Playhouse, Eastbourne on Friday featuring The Lost Trades & Tomorrow Bird. The Salts continue their ‘Now… Where Were We?’ UK Tour with shows at The Music Den, Epping (Tuesday), Fisher Theatre, Bungay (Friday) & Southdowns Folk Festival (Sunday). Blues Rock band The Voodoo Sheiks return to The Couch, Bracknell on Thursday. Steve Bonham and The Long Road commence their American Wilderness Odyssey Tour this week with shows at the Venture Theate, Ashby- de-la- Zouch (Friday) and Salford Arts Theatre (Saturday). Ajay Srivastav  performs at the Petworth Fringe Festival on Saturday.

Our weekly Acoustic Café takes place at the Rose & Crown tonight (Monday) with Downtown Roundabout, Peter Crutchfield, Vanessa Webb and Andy, Lyndon Sutcliffe and this week’s New Music Tuesday at The Couch, Bracknelll features Amrit Sond , Paul Alexander Low, Moonlight Foxes & StEm and Neil Wells releases his new single ‘Hollow Heart’ this Friday and don’t forget to listen to our weekly GSMC New MusicSpotify Playlist featuring all the best new releases.

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Printers Playhouse Launch Night
The Lost Trades + Tomorrow Bird
Friday 17th September
Starts 7:30pm
Printers Playhouse, Eastbourne
We are delighted to present a double bill of new music featuring Folk/Americana artists The Lost Trades and Tomorrow Bird. The Lost Trades are a trio of Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) who, brought together by a mutual love of folk and roots music, have joined forces for a three part harmony, modern folk adventure. Tomorrow Bird is a British acoustic duo comprising of solo artist Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll from the folk- rock band, Burnt Tomorrow. Drawing influences from bands such as The Civil Wars, their haunting melodies and heart-felt lyrics have transfixed audiences and marked them out as a band to watch! 

The Salts
‘The…Now Where Were We Tour’
Tues 14th Sept – The Music Den, Epping
Fri 17th Sept – Fisher Theatre, Bungay
Sun 19th Sept – Southdowns Folk Festival
The Salts are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love.Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album ‘ She Rises’ received rave reviews across the board and continues to get radio plays around the country and abroad. The band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along .

American Wilderness Odyssey
Steve Bonham & the Long Road
Venture Theate, Ashby- de-la- Zouch Friday 17th Sept
Salford Arts Theatre Saturday 18th Sept
The Long Road were formed with a single mad idea to go back to the source to explore and reimagine what might grow out of the great musical roots of USA; a crazy notion to try distil something original and powerful from the elements that made some of the most potent music ever heard by human ears. The band call it Moonshine Music: taking a few simple, authentic ingredients adding a little heat and magic to try to conjure up some rare, raw spirit. It features as fine a bunch of rogues as ever hit a recording studio or a dirt stage each bringing a distinctive experience and musical imagination. Steve Bonham a songwriter working in the American Folk/Country , (guitar, slide, mandolin and guitar/bazouki ); Chris ‘The Bishop’ Lydon on piano channelling some swampy New Orleans piano, and ‘The Big Man’ Kev Moore 40 years of rock’n’roll on bass, guitar and drums.

The Voodoo Sheiks
Thursday 16th September
Starts 8:00pm
The Couch, Bracknell
Vibrant, is an excellent word to describe the cranked up and cranked out hugely entertaining Voodoo Sheiks. They carve out some serious classic sounding R&B. There is no time to draw breath with these guys as they deliver pile driving guitar, now provided by new band member Brent Hutchinson, searing harmonica and rasped vocals from ‘Slowblow’ Dave Magson and a new rocking rhythm section consisting of Andy Pullin on Bass and Adrian Thomas on drums. The party never starts until The Voodoo Sheiks smash down your front door and deliver the goods in person….Boom!

New Music Tuesday
Paul Alexander Low + Amrit Sond + StEm + Moolight Foxes
Tuesday 14th September
Starts 8:00pm
The Couch, Bracknell
Our New Music Tuesday at The Acoustic Couch, Bracknell on 14th September will feature live music from Americana artist Paul Alexander Low who is promoting debut album, award winning guitarist Amrit Sond, Berkshire based duo StEm and former GSMC Music Award Winner the Moonlight Foxes, starts 8pm.

Petworth Frings Festival
Ajay Srivastav supporting The Big Smoke Family
Saturday 18th September
Starts 7:30pm
Leconfield Hall, Petworth
Ajay Srivastav is a London based singer songwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues and Americana with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss and spirituality. In an age of cultural division and societal conflict, his performances have been described as passionate, healing and uplifting. Ajay’s laid-back style transcends musical borders with a sound that flows from the banks of Delta Blues which influenced him as a child to the sacred river of the Ganges where he learnt raags from the Gurus in his father’s hometown of Varanasi – the holy city of India. Blending these influences, he came back with what he calls Karmic Blues.
Acoustic Cafe
Monday 13th September
Starts 7:30 pm
Rose & Crown, Sandhurst
The line up for the Acoustic Café Showcase at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst on Monday 13th September will feature acoustic duo Vanessa Webb & Andy Mathewson, comedy songs and instrumental guitar playing from Peter Crutchfield, Country / Americana with Downtown Roundabout and Lyndon Sutcliffe, starts 7.30pm, admission free.New Single
Neil Wells
‘Hollow Heart’
The new single ‘Hollow Heart’ by Neil Wells is out on Friday 17th September and available on all major digital and streaming platforms. Neil Wells is a singer songwriter who was born in Woking, Surrey and has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old and formed his first band ‘Steeple Jack’ when he was just 15  which performed a mixture of covers as well as his own songs. Trained as a mechanical engineer Neil spent ten years working in Formula one before setting up his own Music Production Company with song writing partner Jonathan Brown. Over the past ten years Neil has continued to write and perform his songs in venues in the South East of England and both his son and daughter (Elliott & Becky) sing and play guitar and have contributed to Neil’s recorded work. His latest album ” Live For Today” is out now.

Rock Week, Berkshire’s longest running Band Competition will return to The Couch, Bracknell on  6th, 7th, 8th, 15th January, featuring 3 Heats and a Final, with the Winner of each Heat and the overall runner up going through.  To apply to perform, please send info and any links to your music no later than 31st October headed Rock Week 2022 to

Support Us
GSMC are passionate about creating new opportunities for Live Music and are keen to work with venues and festivals, we have now created a Donate button on GSMC website Home Page where all funds will go into creating new initiatives. We are also keen to speak to prospective sponsors and volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved please contact us.

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