We are pleased to report that we left July with a bit of a bang, as last week was absolutely brilliant: A fantastic Castle Comedy Night on Wednesday, busy bar nights, an absolute belter from The Hip Hop Lounge, a great 90s Night on Saturday and chilled Northern Soul & Ska classics on Sunday! Whilst things are looking positive, we are heading into August with our eyes wide open. Our #SaveFromExtinction campaign is up and running and we are going ahead with our plans (previously postponed due to the pandemic). We have our fingers, toes and any other available body parts, firmly crossed! We have an awesome line-up of events scheduled this month, so as we buckle up and prepare for what may be a bumpy ride, we are hopeful that if we get through this one, things will (FINALLY) get a bit easier!
Thursday 4th August, 8.30pm:
THE JOHN OTWAY BAND
(£14+bf adv / £16 otd)
John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona
*(We will close at 5pm today and reopen at 8:30pm for the gig)
Friday 5th August, 8:30pm: OWAYSIS
Definitely Maybe the UK's best tribute to Oasis, returns to The Crooked Crow Bar by popular demand!
(£8 adv and limited tickets available on the door)
Saturday 6th August:
12-6pm: BYO Vinyl
Come and give your favourite vinyl a spin on our twin Technic 1200s plus mixer and hear it through our fantastic Studiomaster inhouse PA system. The idea of this event is to create a...
friendly, chilled environment with a brilliant eclectic soundtrack (so no superstar DJs required)! The pool table is out, board games available and (of course), great beer/cocktails/coffee and delicious pie & mash available 12-4pm. Over 16s only (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Dogs welcome.
9pm: Live Music from BLACK ROSE SOCIETY
It will be live!!! It will be loud!!! It will be AWESOME!!! Classic rock covers, free entry.
SUNDAY VIBES: 12-4pm
Join us for our Sunday vibes sessions, with a range of fantastic beer and cocktails, locally roasted coffee, tasty Pieminister pie & mash, great atmosphere and brilliant tunes! Free Entry. Over 16s only. Dogs welcome.
Wednesday 10th August: FILM QUIZ (8pm)
As we have our Big Fat Quiz this Sunday and because our sparkly jacketed host is away tonight (moonlighting as a 70s disco ball) we have decided to change things up a bit! Don't worry, you will still be able to get your silly quiz fix this Sunday, however tonight we will be dedicating the quiz to all things FILM. With rounds on Harry Potter, Disney, Star Wars, Superheroes and more. Teams of up to 6 people, £1pp, over 16s only, the usual crap prize and no pre-booking required!
*Our usual quiz will be back the 2nd Wednesday of next month.
Thursday 11th August 8pm: JAM NIGHT
With a fantastic house band and drum kit, pa, monitors, mics, stands, and amps provided, this is an event for musicians to be able to get up on our stage and have some fun, drink some beer and bang out some awesome tunes. If you wish to participate, just let us know on the night. You will need to bring your guitar or sticks (depending on what you play) and we will give you a shout when it's time for you to rock out!
Free Entry. Over 16s only.
Friday 12th August 8.30pm: Live Music
2TONE ALL SKA'S
They're back!!! So dust off your finest stomping boots and get ready to skank up a sweat to a fantastic soundtrack of classic 2Tone and Ska from The Specials, Toots, Bad Manners and more!
(limited tickets available on the door)
Saturday 13th August:
12-6pm: BYO Vinyl
9pm: Live music from THE INFORMERS
Dance friendly Punk, New Wave, Ska & Power Pop classics!!!
Sunday 14th August
12-4pm: Sunday Vibes with live acoustic music from Little White Lights.
Then we reopen at 6pm for our Big Fat Quiz of The Crow!
Teams of up to 6 people, min of £1pp
Expect utter stupidity, as we supersize our quiz and hopefully raise some money for our Save From Extinction campaign.
We're delighted to announce that Low Girl will be joining us on Sunday 28th August as part of The Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery's #ReviveLive tour!
Tickets are available from:
PLUS any National Lottery players who have already bought a ticket to the gig, get to bring a friend for free, giving music fans the opportunity to enjoy great music in their local venue at an affordable price.
* For ticket holders to qualify to bring a friend for free, they need to show a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard when they attend the gig
If you want to get involved in our Save From Extinction campaign and help The Crooked Crow Bar finally recover from the damage caused by the pandemic, here's how you can help:
1. Spread the word! Share our social media posts. Tell your friends/family/post man about us! Leave us a good Google review. Share links to our fundraising campaign.
2. Fundraise! Whether you fancy a sponsored bike ride, egg & spoon race, or sitting in a bath full of baked beans, you can link your fundraising to our campaign.
3. Contribute (if you can) to our fundraiser. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/crooked-crow-bar-sfe
4. Buy some merch! You'll be helping us raise money & spread the word, all whilst looking cooler than a penguins todger! All merch is available on our website: https://www.crookedcrowbar.com/shop
5. Come and see us! Attend and support as many of our events and fundraisers as you can, or just pop in for a cheeky coffee, pie or a pint!
We know that times are hard at the moment for everyone, but if you are able to, please: HELP US CROW-BE-ONES, YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE!