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Voted UK Music Pub of the Year 2009 and UK Entertainment Pub of the Year 2008. Primarily a live music venue with a bar attached. A small entrance charge usually has to be paid on gig nights (most nights). Pre-order food by phone to save waiting - see website for menu and phone number.

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What's on at the Horn

  • Thu 02 Dec - Blood Dope Honey / Sinners In The City / Pest

    8:00 PM

    BLOOD DOPE HONEY SINNERS IN THE CITY PESTTICKETS: £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability)Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian)Tickets may be available on the door but we strongly advise you purchase them in advance to avoid disappointment Find out more...

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  • 10:30 PM

    Band onstage 10.30pm - Free Entry Allergy are a high energy, talented and, above all, fun three piece playing indie/rock covers. Guaranteed to please, they'll get the party singing, swinging, jumping and dancing. This is one allergic reaction that is just what the doctor ordered! www.facebook.com/allergymusic Find out more...

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  • Sat 04 Dec - Boot Led Zeppelin

    9:00 PM

    Boot-Led-Zeppelin are internationally recognised as the ultimate tribute to Led Zeppelin. The band tour most of the UK from theatres and festivals to the most legendary of music venues. International tours have included Austria, France, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Portugal, Belarus and 3 highly successful Russian tours. The band were asked to officially represent Led Zeppelin for the live finale on the BBC TV programme, "I'm in a Rock 'n Roll band", helping the nation to vote Led Zeppelin as the No.1 rock band of all time. Boot-Led-Zeppelin capture the magic and excitement of Led Zeppelin's legendary concerts. Their close attention to detail, and sheer presence and energy on stage, ensure to take their audience on a journey back in time, delivering the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience! Boot Led Zeppelin Website Tickets - £13 Adv / £15 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 3:00 PM

    Every Sunday 3pm-6pm - Free Entry Blue Angel Open Mic ft. Abbie Gathard Open Mic, now in its 24th year at the Horn, St.Albans. We feature local artists and floorspots in a professional setting with stage, P.A, tables and chairs, and hosted by Mr. Bill. All acoustic styles are welcome and the emphasis is on music and fun, and a good time for all! To get on the performers list please call Bill on 07480 592140. Blue Angel Facebook Find out more...

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  • Sun 05 Dec - Black Foxxes / Jools / The Vaulted Skies

    7:00 PM

    Black Foxxes are an English indie rock band from Exeter, England. Formed in 2013, their sound has been described as "a mix of '90s grunge and indie rock with early-2000s emo and alt-country elements. In 2017, Black Foxxes received two nominations at Heavy Music Awards, one for Best Breakthrough Band and one for Best Album Artwork Support from: Jools + The Vaulted SkiesTICKETS: £9 Adv / £11 Door (subject to availability)Re-arrange from 14 March 2021 - tickets for the original date remain valid Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    WORLD FAMOUS PUB QUIZ - £2 ENTRY (INCLUDING ROLLOVER) Round up your friends and put your thinking caps on for our weekly Monday pub Quiz…….with a Rollover Round. You can win a £40 bar tab, a bottle of house Wine or a packet of crisps of your choice!£2 entry for each team member including the chance to win a cash prize from our weekly rollover. Every Monday - Arrive 7:30pm for 8.00pm start. Find out more...

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  • Tue 07 Dec - Beans on Toast / Kitty Liv - SOLD OUT

    8:00 PM

    Beans on Toast"Foolhardy Folk Musician Beans on Toast will be doing a tour of some of his favourite independent venues this December. Singing simple songs about complicated subjects, the accomplished songwriter will be offering some hope and light relief from this bizarre world we find ourselves in. Festival favourite and veteran of the road, he can't wait to crawl out of the cocoon and get back to doing what he Loves. Expect songs, stories, laughing, drinking, thinking and celebrating." Support from Kitty LivTICKETS: £15 Adv - SOLD OUTAges 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    My Life StoryBritpop faves My Life Story combine playful, evocative lyrics with memorable melodies. The quintet will be heading to The Horn with band leader and songwriter Jake Shillingford and their distinctively rockier sound. Expect hits like 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and new music from their in-progress next album. Support from The Tuesday Club TICKETS: £17.50 Adv / £20 Door (Subject to availability)Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Fri 10 Dec - Desert Penguins

    10:30 PM

    Band onstage 10.30pm - Free Entry The Desert Penguins are an established POP gone ROCK covers band! They play all those big POP classics from Britney Spears, Rihanna and Lady Gaga to the massive Kings of Leon, Green Day and Blink 182. www.thedesertpenguins.com Find out more...

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  • 9:00 PM

    Beatles tribute playing a special retrospective from the Cavern years to the 'Let It Be' final rooftop concert. Quality stage outfits range from the early Cavern days through to Beatlemania and beyond. Authentic vocals and instruments, including the McCartney Hofner violin bass, Lennon's Rickenbacker, George's Gretsch and Ringo's Ludwig kit, musically, no detail is overlooked to re-create the true sound and excitement of The Beatles. Every song is performed totally live and in its original key. Visually, the presentation is as close to the real thing as you can Imagine... Close your eyes, could it really be them? See more info at imaginethebeatles.co.uk Tickets - £10 Adv / £12 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sun 12 Dec - Blue Angel Acoustic Cafe ft. The Pocket Gods

    3:00 PM

    Every Sunday 3pm-6pm - Free Entry Blue Angel Acoustic Café ft. The Pocket Gods Open Mic, now in its 24th year at the Horn, St.Albans. We feature local artists and floorspots in a professional setting with stage, P.A, tables and chairs, and hosted by Mr. Bill. All acoustic styles are welcome and the emphasis is on music and fun, and a good time for all! To get on the performers list please call Bill on 07480 592140. Blue Angel Facebook Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    WORLD FAMOUS PUB QUIZ - £2 ENTRY (INCLUDING ROLLOVER) Round up your friends and put your thinking caps on for our weekly Monday pub Quiz…….with a Rollover Round. You can win a £40 bar tab, a bottle of house Wine or a packet of crisps of your choice!£2 entry for each team member including the chance to win a cash prize from our weekly rollover. Every Monday - Arrive 7:30pm for 8.00pm start. Find out more...

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  • Tue 14 Dec - Spector

    8:00 PM

    SPECTORIndie rockers Spector are back with their fourth album, Now or Whatever, their heaviest one yet that captures the true spirit of their upbeat live shows. Expect some brand new songs alongside all the Spector classics. Support from Sad Boys ClubTICKETS: £15 Adv / £17 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    Lockdown is long gone - and it's time to make up for lost partying. Under 18s Club night B2RL is coming to The Barn @ The Horn with live DJs playing an eclectic mix from Indie to Electronica.Staying in is so last year - come and join us on the dance floor.Get Back to REAL life. This is a Year 11 and 12, no alcohol event. Anyone believed to be under the influence of alcohol will be refused entry.Proof of school year will be required upon entry. TICKETS - £5 Adv (Card purchased with will not be required to be shown on the night for this event) AGES - 15-17 (Year 11) ONLY Find out more...

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  • Wed 15 Dec - Rruaris x Euston / Delorean Gray / Dead Colours

    8:00 PM

    RRUARIS X EUSTON DELOREAN GRAY DEAD COLOURS From St Albans in the UK, Dead Colours sound is a mix of Synth Pop & Indie Rock, with strong nods to the 80s. Formed by Martyn Shone (former Honey Ryder guitarist/songwriter) & Chris Lines after meeting through their respective French wives, they not only realised they had that in common, but that they both shared a passion for song writing and also actually grew up on the same street as kids, over 100 miles away outside Birmingham. Inspired by these coincidences they decided it had to be fate and got to work. TICKETS - £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    COUNT PARIS St Albans hard rock/indie act. For all the boys, girls, and everyone inbetween. FacebookInstagram KING VIOLET Alt-rock all girl band from Hertfordshire. STRATTON 5 The teen rock band. A new sound with powerful vocals, classic guitars & driving keyboards. DEEPBLUEHIPPIEHIVE DeepBlueHippieHive’s music is a mix between classic rock, psychedelic blues and progressive rock. TICKETS - £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • Fri 17 Dec - The 88

    10:30 PM

    Band onstage 10.30pm - Free Entry With unparallel style and energy The 88 deliver cover songs spanning seven decades, including Chuck Berry, James Brown, Kasabian, Blur, Stevie Wonder, White Stripes, The Killers, and Royal Blood. Relentless Rock and Roll shenanigans with The 88, a band you’ll remember on a night you’ll probably forget.www.facebook.com/the88rock Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    WIINK Born of a friendship kindled in Secondary School, WIINK has stood the test of time as a tight three-piece through their formative years. Currently residing in a slug-infested house in Leeds, the trio has been churning out singles and playing gigs where possible, constantly striving to get their upbeat guitar-driven tunes into consenting earholes. Their four years on the scene have garnered them support slots with Strange Bones, Rascalton, Childcare and John Hassall of The Libertines, as well as their own headline shows in Leeds and their home base of St Albans. Whether you appreciate interesting lyricism about men made of grass and upchucking pasta, songs that stylistically range from dancey ska-fusion to lovestruck ballads or the simple pleasure of watching three sexy twenty-somethings play music, WIINK has something for you. THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING Psych-rock collective making eco-anxiety themed jams. TV COMA Putting the POW in POWER POP since 2016 TICKETS - £7 Adv / £9 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sun 19 Dec - Blue Angel Acoustic Café

    3:00 PM

    Every Sunday 3pm-6pm - Free Entry Blue Angel Acoustic Café Open Mic, now in its 24th year at the Horn, St.Albans. We feature local artists and floorspots in a professional setting with stage, P.A, tables and chairs, and hosted by Mr. Bill. All acoustic styles are welcome and the emphasis is on music and fun, and a good time for all! To get on the performers list please call Bill on 07480 592140. Blue Angel Facebook Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    WORLD FAMOUS PUB QUIZ - £2 ENTRY (INCLUDING ROLLOVER) Round up your friends and put your thinking caps on for our weekly Monday pub Quiz…….with a Rollover Round. You can win a £40 bar tab, a bottle of house Wine or a packet of crisps of your choice!£2 entry for each team member including the chance to win a cash prize from our weekly rollover. Every Monday - Arrive 7:30pm for 8.00pm start. Find out more...

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  • Tue 21 Dec - Vipera / Vertigo / Kaspar & The Swampdogs

    8:00 PM

    VIPERAVIPERA is a 5 piece country, blues & all over roots inspired rock band that writes original music of modern tales in a Wild West attitude VERTIGO KASPAR & THE SWAMPDOGS TICKETS - £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN Four-piece pop-punk band from Hertfordshire. THE DROP DOWNS Five piece Indie Rock Band from Aylesbury INDIA ARKIN India Arkin is an indie singer-song writer based in Newcastle. Inspired by the likes of Matilda Mann, Mild High Club and Lucy Dacus. Creating ethereal sounds to touch the deepest depths of your mind, with her debut single "Dashboard Dancing". TICKETS - £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sat 25 Dec - CHRISTMAS DAY & BOXING DAY

    12:00 PM

  • 8:00 PM

    THE SUGAR PETALS SYMHATREE Symhatree are a versatile three-piece groovy Alt/Rock/indie band from Watford formed in Autumn 2019. They have recently released their debut EP, consisting of five songs. During lockdown the band were busy in the recording studio between February - November 2020. With just a few gigs here and there, they were then back in the studio on June 14th 2021 to start recording songs for a potential album. The band also managed to secure a worldwide distribution deal with AWAL, so their EP is available on all major streaming platforms. CATALYST TICKETS - £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • Thu 30 Dec - Loud Minds / Vixen X / Initivm

    8:00 PM

    LOUD MINDS Loud Minds are a progressive metal band from Hemel Hempstead VIXEN X Vixen X are an alternative metal four piece band from London INITIVM The London trio take inspiration from the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Bob Vylan combined with Royal Blood-like riffs to create the booming sound that is INITIVM. TICKETS - £5 Adv / £7 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    Come and join us for New Years Eve Party featuring the ultimate party band Swanvesta Social Club. Tickets: £10 advance / £15 Door (Subject to availability) Ages: 18+ Find out more...

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  • Sat 08 Jan - Beren Olivia / After Midnight / Breach Of Peace

    8:00 PM

    BEREN OLIVIAhttps://www.instagram.com/berenolivia/ Beren Olivia is constructing a first aid kit for the love, lost and lonely - offering understanding as well as the empowerment to overcome. Citing 'All Too Well' from Taylor Swift's Red album and its powerfully unembellished phrase: "Dancing in the refrigerator light," Beren explains its impact: "It creates an entire atmosphere - I can imagine it being dark outside, and you feel gooey because you're with someone dancing in the kitchen's dim light." It's here wherein Beren's musical lifeblood lies - evocative storytelling - leaving gaps to be filled by imagination. Emerging onto the music scene in 2020, Beren has already racked up millions of streams, hundreds of thousands of YouTube views, and national radio support from the UK’s BBC Radio 1 - all blossoming from an ingrained determination, as well as that relatable radiating shine. Beren's bright reality is capturing the bare essence of what it is to be young and going through those winding pathways of our formative years. With a debut EP in the works, 2021 looks set to be the year Beren Olivia truly steps out of that storied fridge light, and into the ready and waiting spotlight. AFTER MIDNIGHT BREACH OF PEACETICKETS: £7 Adv / £9 Door (subject to availability)Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian)Tickets may be available on the door but we strongly advise you purchase them in advance to avoid disappointment Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    CARL BARÂTCarl Barât has had an incredible career - best known as co-frontman with Pete Doherty in the indie wonder years with their band The Libertines. As well as being the frontman and lead guitarist of Dirty Pretty Things. Barât has had a brilliant solo career releasing multiple solo albums as well as taking on multiple acting roles, a true creative and artist.TICKETS: £20 AdvMusic Venue Trust & The National Lottery = The Revive Live Tours Buy a ticket to this show and bring a friend for free! We’ve all missed music and mates over the last year. Now is the time to #ComeTogether to #ReviveLive music. The free ticket holder must just need to demonstrate you're a National Lottery player by showing either a physical ticket or one on the app at the door. This could be a weekly draw ticket or a scratch card and they must be over 18 to purchase and hold a National Lottery product. The original ticket holder must adhere to the age restrictions of the venue.Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Wed 19 Jan - Coach Party

    8:00 PM

    Coach PartyEmerging Isle of Wight four-piece Coach Party have received rapturous support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, and Radio X’s John Kennedy. The band rounded off 2020 with Ones To Watch tips from Dork, The Daily Star, and Radio X - with continuous support from tastemakers The FADER, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, CLASH, Music Week, Fred Perry as well as national newspapers such as the i and The Observer - where the band were crowned One to watch! “Party Food offers a great introductory buffet of ideas, a debut EP that demonstrates suitable ambition” NME “the foursome are cultivating the perfect grunge-pop sound” The Line Of Best Fit “a new, exciting band with the power to orchestrate mosh pits all over the country.”Gigwise“Coach Party make light of the drabness of modern life with spiky songs in the vein of, say, Wolf Alice”Music Week Support from The Pink NostalgiaTICKETS: £9.50 Adv / £12 Door (subject to availability)Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    Porridge Radio *** MERCURY PRIZE 2020 NOMINEE *** Beginning as Dana Margolin’s sadcore bedroom project, Porridge Radio developed into an idiosyncratic post-punk 4-piece after she moved to Brighton and met her future bandmates. They inelegantly knot together Margolin's vicious, furious emotional outpourings with beautiful pop melodies, and have shared stages with the likes of Soccer Mommy, Alex G, Cherry Glazerr, Goat Girl, Dream Wife and Lydia Lunch. After a series of demos, and the growing legend of their intense live shows, full-band LP 'Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers' came out via Memorials of Distinction in 2016. Recorded in a garden shed, their lofi debut documents struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio's core. In early 2019 Porridge Radio made an eagerly anticipated return with their first studio-recordings, the singles ‘Give / Take’ and ‘Don’t Ask Me Twice’. The two tracks offer the first glimpse of an increasingly refined sound, whilst maintaining the earnest vitality of their earlier work. The band's Secretly Canadian debut, Every Bad, is a culmination of what has been in their head for some time; the record they have been waiting for the means to record. The record is due 13 March 2020, & arrives full of grand, sweeping ambition – with vocals so urgent that it often feels like it is moved by compulsion rather than choice, with all the rawness of early Karen O, and influences as disparate as Charli XCX and The Cranberries.Tickets - £9 Adv / £11 Door (subject to availability)Ages 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sat 22 Jan - U2 Tribe

    9:00 PM

    U2 tribe = The U2 tribute Band for the UK and Europe. U2tribe is a U2 tribute band, based in the South East of England, whose members are all passionate U2 fans. The four members of U2 tribe are committed to capturing an authentic sound and performing with energy and passion in a similar way to the original band. U2 tribe will take you on a journey that is the history of U2's music, playing some of the cult classics like 'Electric Co' and 'Out of Control', to the passion of songs like 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', to the stadium staples of songs like 'Where the Streets have no name' and 'Beautiful Day' and also newer material from the past few years like 'Vertigo' and 'The Miracle of Joey Ramone' plus many more. U2 Tribe Website TICKETS - £10 Adv / £12 Door (subject to availability) AGES - 14+ (Under 18s accompanied by parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    Toby Jepson found fame as the frontman/singer/songwriter in British rock band Little Angels who achieved significant success in the UK, Europe and Japan between 1989 and 1995. Signed to Polydor Records, they clocked up 10 UK Top 40 hits, and a number 1 album with the band’s final studio album ‘Jam’ in 1993, followed by a farewell sell out show at the Royal Albert Hall in 1994. Between 2007 and 2017 Toby fronted Eddie Clarke’s (Motörhead) vehicle Fastway across the globe, sang for Scottish rock band GUN. and then once again on a global scale fronting Dio’s Disciples – a band made up of the late great Ronnie James Dio’s last line up. As a producer, Toby’s production credits include working with Macclesfield rock act The Virginmarys on their critically acclaimed debut album ‘King Of Conflict’, this in turn led on to working as a producer/arranger for many acts including Saxon, Fastway, and The Answer, as well as being the principal writer/arranger/producer for UK rock act Toseland. Toby has also written and co-written songs for and with a vast array of artists including Katie Melua, Dan Reed, Russ Ballard, Biff Byford, Hugh Cornwell, Matt Sorum, Giuliano and Dante Gizzi, James Lomenzo, Brian Tiche, and Jim Vallance. Toby’s new band Wayward Sons have been hailed as one of the key bands at the forefront of the U.K. hard rock scene. Their debut album ‘Ghosts Of Yet To Come’ was voted Number Eight by Planet Rock Radio’s listeners in 2017’s Top 20. Wayward Sons also went on to be voted ‘BEST NEW BAND’ in the station’s ROCKS Awards 2018. The new album ‘The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be’ is out now via Frontiers Music Srl. Toby’s work as a mentor to bands saw him co-found Lightning In A Bottle, a music management consultation agency, in 2018, and recently he launched his own film production company, Big Bad Films. In 2019 Toby was presented with the prestigious Legend award by Hard Rock Hell at the HRH Awards. In 2020 Planet Rock announced that Toby would be joining the radio station as a full-time presenter. Website TICKETS: £10 Adv / £12 DoorAges 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Wed 02 Feb - The Rills

    8:00 PM

    THE RILLSArmed with a forthcoming debut EP full of biting, streamlined indie - all taught, propulsive rhythms and witty, acerbic vocals - the omnipresent backbone of small-town living lies front and centre in everything that Lincoln trio The Rills create, from their tales of ‘Stardog’s and ‘Skint Eastwood’s to the driving ambition to make something bigger of themselves that rings in every cutthroat riff.  If you can take the band out of Lincoln, then you can’t take the keen eye for wayward characters and hometown anti-heroes out of the band, and nor should you want to. Having spent the past 18 limbo months cultivating a fervent online following (their joke-filled TikTok currently stands at a not-too-shabby 4 million likes), now The Rills - vocalist/ guitarist Mitchell Spencer, bassist Callum Warner-Webb and drummer Mason Cassar - are ready to pick up that mantle and run with it. “Growing up in a small town has had such a huge influence on the way I approach songwriting,” Mitch begins, “and, coming from there, we always felt like the underdogs. No-one ever does anything from Lincoln, so we had to be the ones to make it happen.” TICKETS: £8 Adv / £10 Door Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    THE GOON SAX The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane, Australia. They released new album Mirror II in July 2021. Mirror lI is a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. The first-person narratives of their school days have graduated into an immersive and fluid world, one where “the narrator changes, the view-point isn’t definitive”. Songs have been made expansive, more universal, more weird.Their brand of transcendent teenage guitar pop found them in end of year lists for BBC6, Billboard and Rough Trade, off to UK/Europe for two tours, and earned them rave reviews from The Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin, Uncut, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. TICKETS: £10 Adv / £12 Door Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Fri 04 Feb - Bess Atwell

    8:00 PM

    BESS ATWELL There is comfort in the familiar. Yet it is precisely when we are most comfortable that we begin to ask questions. Artist Bess Atwell is full of questions: on life, death, love, loss… and how things that at first seem mundane become profound when looked at in a different light.  On her sensational album, ‘Already, Always’, Atwell offers one of the most assured records by a British artist in years. Released via Lucy Rose’s Communion imprint Real Kind Records, it focuses heavily on Atwell’s own experiences yet has a universal appeal –demonstrated already by the support from the BBC’s 6music, and millions of streams of Atwell’s earlier, self released, singles. “What I really care about is people listening to this album and saying, ‘God, I feel like I know her,’” the Brighton-based artist explains. “I wanted to illustrate, not just the romance in relationships, but that bit that comes afterwards.” TICKETS: £12 Adv / £14 Door Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    Benjamin Francis LeftwichBenjamin Francis Leftwich is a singer/songwriter whose melancholic brand of acoustic folk-pop has drawn comparisons to the likes of Jose Gonzalez and Iron & Wine. Born in York in 1989 to South African and Australian parents, Leftwich lived a nomadic childhood, spending as much time in Sydney as in his native U.K. Inspired by Elliott Smith and Bruce Springsteen, he taught himself to play the guitar at age ten, and fronted indie pop outfit the Nicoles in his teens before embarking on a solo career. After recording his first EP, A Million Miles Out, in Southern France, he supported I Am Kloot, Fionn Regan, and Lisa Mitchell on tour, and attracted attention for his cover version of Arcade Fire's "Rebellion" on Dermot O'Leary's BBC R2 Saturday Sessions show. In 2011, his first single, "Pictures," taken from his second EP of the same name, was declared "The Hottest Record in the World Today" by influential Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. Also in 2011, he released his debut full-length album, the Ian Grimble-produced Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm. A year later, he returned with the EP In the Open, followed by the 2014 single "Shine." In 2016, Leftwich delivered his sophomore studio album, After the Rain, featuring the single "Tilikum," recorded in the wake of his father's death from cancer. Leftwich issued an emotional acoustic cover of Placebo's "Pure Morning" the next year. Two singles, "Look Ma!" and "Gratitude," arrived in early 2019. ~ Jon O'Brien TICKETS: £16 Adv / £18 Door Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Wed 16 Feb - Jarrod Dickenson

    8:00 PM

    Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, now based in Nashville via Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe. Hot off the heels of his fully sold-out 'Unplugged & Distilled' acoustic tour at the end of 2019, Dickenson returns to the UK for an electrified duo show with new songs and stories in tow. "His songs carry an independent spirit and grit... a hard-bitten, yet romantic eye that seems bred into Lone Star Songwriters" -Q Magazine “Jarrod Dickenson's rootsy, broad-ranged Americana draws deeply from tradition while forging all-new sounds.” - PopMatters “His deep, emotional, often luxurious voice envelops songs of love and loss, enticing you into these stories.” -  American Songwriter TICKETS: £14 Adv / £16 DoorAges 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 9:00 PM

    There are no better guardians of the back catalogue of hits from The Rolling Stones, one of the greatest rock n roll acts of all time. There are no better deliverers of vibrancy, edginess, masterly musicianship and charisma on the tribute circuit.....and all this by the strutting, trout-pouting Juggernaut-load. There is no better way to experience vintage juice from the best fruit on the rock n roll tree: ladies and gentleman, introducing The Rolling Clones.The Rolling Clones make musical time travel possible. You'll be there, back in the glorious day, marinating in hit after hit that sound as fresh as the moment The Stones first rolled them out. They manage to combine the essential raunchy tiger with playful kitten. They manage to weave a web of rock n roll nostalgia in which you'll be more than willing to be caught forever. The Rolling Clones: making their audiences love them and loving them right back, with rainbow coloured sequins on.www.rollinclones.comTICKETS: £12 Adv / £14 Door (subject to availability)Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • Wed 23 Feb - Roxanne de Bastion

    8:00 PM

    Roxanne is at the forefront of a new wave of artists breaking with tradition to forge exciting independent careers. As such, Roxanne was invited to join the FAC (Featured Artist Coalition), where she sits on the Board of Directors alongside Imogen Heap, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Katy Melua and Dave Rowntree of Blur. Roxanne also created FM2U, a music conference specifically from and for musicians, which aims to empower & educate as well as create a strong community of artist entrepreneurs.Roxanne has toured extensively across the UK and North America, opening for the Wainwright Sisters, Thea Gilmore and Lambchop, as well as performing at Glastonbury on the legendary Acoustic Stage and Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival Website TICKETS: £8 Adv / £10 DoorAges 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 8:00 PM

    Penelope IslesFor every sibling band forged in rivalry, many others mount an unassailable genetic argument for keeping the music in the family. The latter is assuredly the case with Penelope Isles, a brother-sister-centred alt-rock quartet from Brighton (via Isle of Man) whose debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In, was released through Bella Union last summer. Formed around the chemistry between dual songwriters Jack and Lily Wolter, the quartet’s expansive DIY mix of translucent dream-pop, fuzz-rock guitars and indie-psych flushes comes lovingly dipped in exquisite harmonies and lustrous melodies: a combination so intuitive, you’d think it was in their blood. TICKETS: £10 Adv / £12 DoorAges 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sat 26 Feb - Antarctic Monkeys - SOLD OUT

    9:00 PM

    Antarctic MonkeysFrom the release of the Arctic Monkeys first album, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', the phenomenon soon swept the UK. Four guys from Wolverhampton realized the Arctic Monkeys would become an arena band and not play smaller venues.Formed in March 2006 from a jamming session, The Antarctic Monkeys took a big chance in which they became a phenomenon in their own right, travelling the UK, playing venues armed only with one album of material.The success has continued and now armed with a setlist of almost 30 songs, the demand for the Antarctic Monkeys is ever growing with tours booked up Worldwide.TICKETS: £13 Adv / £15 Door (subject to availability)14+ (Under 18s accompanied by a parent/guardian) Find out more...

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  • 9:00 PM

    Faux Fighters UKAfter selling out in their home town of Southend recently the Faux Fighters, the UK’s finest tribute to the music of the Foo Fighters, had their debut London headline concert at the 100 Club.Faux Fighters' live shows are explosive events and the band go to every effort to reproduce the raw power and dynamics of the original band.Faux Fighters will recreate the songs you love by the Foo Fighters such as ‘Everlong’, ‘The Pretender’, ‘Best of You’, ‘Learn to Fly’, ‘The Sky is a Neighbourhood’, ‘All my Life’, ‘This is a Call’, ‘Times like these’, ‘Something from Nothing’, ‘My Hero’, ‘Low’, ‘These Days’, “Long Road to Ruin’, ‘Monkey Wrench’ and many more.Tickets - £10 Adv / £12 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Thu 24 Mar - The Woodentops

    8:00 PM

    The WoodentopsTaking punk's D.I.Y. ideals and applying them to stripped-down acoustic pop, the Woodentops achieved a great deal of critical success in the short time they were together. Formed in the early '80s in Northampton, England, the group consisted of Rolo McGinty (vocals, guitar), Frank de Freitas (bass), Simon Mawby (guitar), Benny Staples (drums), and Alice Thompson (keyboards). The band released its debut single, "Plenty," on Food Records; the record led to a contract with Rough Trade. Throughout 1985, the Woodentops released a series of singles, all written by McGinty, that began to attract an audience in the U.K. The group released its acclaimed debut album, Giant, in 1986. The following year, the Woodentops began experimenting with their sound, adding tougher guitars and electronics as McGinty became increasingly interesting in dance music. These changes were particularly evident in their live show, as shown by their 1987 live recording, Hypno Beat Live, recording during the group's American tour. (The tour also introduced new keyboard player Anne Stephenson, formerly of the Communards, who replaced Thompson.) Featuring the contributions of professional studio musicians Bernie Worrell and Doug Wimbish, among others, 1988's Wooden Foot Cops on the Highway continued the group's experimentations with rhythmic and sonic textures. While the Woodentops scored a minor radio hit in Los Angeles with "Stop This Car" and they developed a sizable following in Japan, extensive touring in 1991 and 1992 failed to widen their fan base, and at the end of 1992, the Woodentops broke up. Rolo McGinty worked in electronic music and sang with Gary Lucas' group Gods & Monsters, while Simon Mawby was briefly a member of the group House of Love. In 2006, McGinty assembled a new lineup of the Woodentops for a reunion tour; joining original members McGinty, Mawby, and de Freitas were drummer Paul Ashby, pianist Richard Thomas, and keyboardist Aine O'Keeffe. The Woodentops played live periodically over the next several years, and in 2014 they returned with their first new album in over 25 years, Granular Tales. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine TICKETS: £18 Adv / £20 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 7:00 PM

    FathersonFatherson are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Kilmarnock, consisting of Ross Leighton (Guitar, lead vocals), Marc Strain (Bass) and Greg Walkinshaw (Drums). They have toured with the bands Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit, Panic! at the Disco, Feeder, Twin Atlantic, Enter Shikari and Idlewild. The band have released three studio albums, I Am an Island (2014), Open Book (2016) and released their third studio album, Sum Of All Your Parts in September 2018. TICKETS: £13.50 Adv / £16 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sat 02 Apr - Special Kinda Madness

    9:00 PM

    "Back in 1979, pop was getting dull again. Everyone said it was time for a new dance. No-one expected it to come from Coventry. The 2-Tone revolution, led by the Specials, took the pop world by surprise with their infectious mix of Ska rhythms and punk attitude. Madness ... followed close on their heels. Within a matter of months the 2-Tone bands had stolen our hearts and conquered the charts with a non-stop procession of unforgettable hits: 'Gangsters', 'A Message to you Rudy', 'Too Much Too Young', 'The Prince', 'One Step Beyond', 'My Girl' ..."An extract from Dance Craze by Garry BushellOn 21st July 1979 at the Electric Ballroom in London, the Specials played a gig with Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners and Selecter. That's a gig that all 2-Tone rude boys and rude girls would die to see, and thought would never happen. The Specials and Madness on the same bill!In truth, it will probably never happen now ... but you can get the next best thing!Special Kinda Madness play a truly authentic set from each band, matching the incredible energy of The Specials with the unforgettable iconic songs of Madness. Producing a show that will have the audience up and dancing from the start, Special Kinda Madness will have everyone hankering back to those exciting days of 2-Tone and Ska.The Specials and Madness together. Wow! Catch'em now while you can!http://www.specialkindamadness.com/ Tickets - £13 Adv / £15 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 9:00 PM

    Absolute Bowie are Europe’s Best David Bowie Tribute Band. The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years, faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy. The audience are taken on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80's."Absolutely wicked. As one who was there, watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recomment it. As close to the real thing that you'll get. Enjoy." - Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars)Absolute Bowie has been voted one of the best tribute bands in the UK with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.  Tickets - £15 Adv / £17 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sat 30 Apr - The Smyths

    9:00 PM

    The Smyths The Smyths are the world’s finest tribute to The Smiths. A 2 hour, 2 set show that will delight fans of Morrissey and The Smiths alike.The Smiths band of Smiths fans for Smiths fans playing all the hits. Tickets sell out sometimes months in advance so get your tickets early… Tickets - £15 Advance Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 7:30 PM

    The Smyths The Smyths are the world’s finest tribute to The Smiths. A 2 hour, 2 set show that will delight fans of Morrissey and The Smiths alike.The Smiths band of Smiths fans for Smiths fans playing all the hits. Tickets sell out sometimes months in advance so get your tickets early… Tickets - £15 Adv Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Sat 21 May - The Total Stone Roses

    9:00 PM

    The Total Stone Roses In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’ and the following year cemented their reputation as one of the UK’s most notable acts by performing at Spike Island, Widness on May 27th 1990. This was a generation defining gig, a gathering of people during ‘the second summer of love’ that epitomised the Madchester and Rave counter culture movement of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s. In 2020, The Total Stone Roses (UK’s No.1 Stone Roses tribute) celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this incendiary event at The Horn, St Albans on Saturday May 16th 2020.If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite Stone Roses anthems performed live by the UK’s finest tribute! Tickets - £15 Advance Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • 9:00 PM

    Ultimate Coldplay are a live tribute to Coldplay. Based in the UK and performing all the Coldplay hits and more in a brilliant sound and look a like show. Tickets - £10 Adv / £12 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Thu 02 Jun - James Taylor Quartet

    8:00 PM

    For a over 30 years, the James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of mighty albums and at their legendary gigs at home and around the world, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity.Tickets - £20 Adv Find out more...

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  • 9:00 PM

    Totally Blondie are the most authentic Blondie Tribute around! Blondie were one of the most iconic bands of the 70's and 80's with Debbie Harry's posters adorning most teenagers' walls. With Totally Blondie's lookalike and soundalike singer, you can expect all the classic hits like Hanging On The Telephone, Sunday Girl, One Way or Another, Atomic, etc, along with some of the finest album tracks. Its ... Totally Authentic ... Totally Superb ... Totally Blondie Totally Blondie Website Tickets - £10 Adv / £12 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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  • Wed 01 Feb - Grant-Lee Phillips

    8:00 PM

    Grant-Lee Phillips+ Special Guests TBA https://www.grantleephillips.com/https://www.facebook.com/grantleephil/ Many singer/songwriters are considered either strong vocalists who can also write or gifted composers who can sing a bit. Grant-Lee Phillips, on the other hand, is an exception, a tunesmith with an impressive command of both lyrics and melody who also possesses an instrument that's full of expressive character. Phillips' voice has a smoky texture paired with a honeyed smoothness, and his music is concise and graceful, matching the thoughtful romanticism of his verses. Phillips initially earned a significant reputation as the leader of the group Grant Lee Buffalo, who broke through with their debut album, 1993's Fuzzy. After going solo, he delivered a consistently strong body of work, with 2001's Mobilize, 2009's Little Moon, and 2016's The Narrows as standouts. TICKETS: £18 Adv / £20 Door (subject to availability) Ages 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by a guardian) Find out more...

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Overview

  • Business Sector:
  • Entertainment > Pubs
  • Dates and times: Open Mon to Thu 12noon-12am, Fri & Sat 12noon-2am, Sun 12noon- 10.30pm. Food served Mon to Sat 12noon-7pm, Sun 12noon-6pm.

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  • Address: Victoria Street
  • Town: St Albans
  • County: Herts
  • Postcode: AL1 3TE

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