I know this is the 2nd email/blog update this week!!! Don't panic, we aren't planning on making this the norm (we think hearing from us once a week is plenty)! However, I am off on a very overdue holiday for a few days at the end of this week, and despite having worked out how to schedule a blog update to go up next week in my absence, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to schedule an email out to you with said (not yet published) blog post. So after hours of swearing at the computer, I decided 'stuff it' you can have two updates this week instead!!! If you are one of those super clever buggers who knows how to work such computer magic as scheduling an email linked to a not yet published post, please don't feel the need to share (nobody likes a smartarse anyway)! I know I should have more of a desire to learn such things, but I am pretty content with my press-all-the-buttons-and-hope-for-the-best philosophy when it comes to computers, so any knowledge would be wasted on my Luddite brain. Who knows? Perhaps when I return from my well earned few days of rest I will have found inner calm and will be better able to navigate the daily technological challenges of my job role. But as it's far more likely I will return completely crackered, sun burnt and 40% proof, I wouldn't hold your breath!!
So, anyway, here's this weeks, next week update...!
2022 is going down quicker than a porky kid on a seesaw! It seems ridiculous to think that half the year is already behind us, but true enough, July is now just a few epic events away! We have been so looking forward to having a proper Summer here at The Crooked Crow Bar. As well as our usual offerings of fantastic live music every Friday and Saturday night and our midweek gigs and events, we have some corkers in store, from Pirate Night, Rum & Reggae Fest and The Crooked Crow Musical!!! More details will be coming soon, but for now, check out what goodies we have lined up for you over the next couple of weeks....
Friday 17th June, 9pm: Last Minute Brigade
Last time these guys played our stage they absolutely blew us away! So get ready for a night of brilliant dance friendly, sing along hits from Queen, ABBA, The Sweet, Blondie, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and so much more!
Free Entry. Air-con will be on & the drinks will be cold!!!!
Saturday 18th June
12-6pm: BYO Vinyl
9pm: El Bronson
Hold onto your socks Amigo's as those super sexy, moshing Mexicans are back in town and are ready to blow you away with their awesomely perverted, powerhouse performance of iconic hard rock, metal & dance classics!
Given that this band have been absolutely immense every time they have performed at The Crooked Crow Bar, we recommend you arrive early as it is likely to be busy!
Sunday Vibes 12-4pm: Great tunes, great beers, great atmosphere! Free Entry. Over 16s only. Dogs welcome and this week, as the Pie Nest will not be landing at The Crow*, you are welcome to bring in outside food. (*Pie Nest will return next week 25th & 26th June 12-4pm)
June 21 & 22nd, 3-11pm: Bar Night
The pool table will be out, darts and board games are available and there will be (of course) great tunes, drinks & atmosphere. Free Entry
Thursday 23rd, 8pm: Cafe Vibes ft Robert J Hunter
With our usual great range of beers, wine & crow cocktails, jugs of Summer berries Pimms, locally roasted coffee, 1person cheeseboards, a mix of seating & standing space and a brilliant atmosphere, we bring you some of the best, chilled live music on the circuit! Tonight we have the phenomenally talented, soulful blues singer & guitarist, Robert J Hunter.
Friday 24th June, 8pm: The Hip Hop Lounge
The Hip Hop Lounge is the brain child of April Blue & Crazy James, who with a passion for the urban hip-hop scene, wanted to create a platform for fresh talent to perform and for people who love the genre, to enjoy. With open mic slots for singers. rappers & freestylers, guest performances, live band and DJ, this event is absolutely EPIC... Blinding talent, great atmosphere, brilliant music and great beer! *Merch available on the night. 8pm-12am Entry £5 (limited tickets available on the door)
Saturday 25th June:
12-6pm: BYO Vinyl
Over 16s only. Dogs welcome. Friendly atmosphere. All genres welcome. No superstar DJs required just chilled tunes!
9pm: The Zeroes
Dust off those dancing shoes as The Zeroes are back and they are ready to get the party started! With bop along, Latino-vibed original songs+some well loved alt' pop/indie classics from the 80s & 90s (Ash, Supergrass, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, The Cure, Kim Wilde, Erasure & more)!
Sunday 26th June: 12-4pm
It's the last Sunday of the month, which means that DJ's Double Deckers will be here playing a brilliant soundtrack of Northern Soul, Soul, Motown, Ska, Mod & Punk classic vinyl.
Chilled atmosphere. Over 16s only. Great range of beers, wine, cocktails + jugs of summer berry Pimms, locally roasted coffees and (of course) delicious Pie & Mash street food and Jamaican patties from The Pie Nest. Free Entry
***THE PIE NEST RETURNS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12-4PM!!!***
Wednesday 29th June, 7.30pm: Castle Comedy Night
Castle Comedy Night has returned to The Crooked Crow Bar the last Wednesday of each month to put on some brilliant stand up comedy. This month we have a classic mixed bill of comedy featuring TV names and rising stars.
SCOTT BENNETT - He is the star of the latest series of Live At The Apollo and destined to be a household name! In 2020 Scott was voted “Best Act” in the Comics Comic Awards, a prestigious award decided by comedians and promoters in the industry. He has supported Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon on their UK tours. Catch him here before he is selling out theatres and arenas on his own!
IAN STONE - The Independent ranks him amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain! He is one of the most talented topical acts in the country and a regular on television screens. Ian is the star of BT Sports 'The Football's On' and presents My5’s topical show ‘Comedy Bigmouths’. He has also appeared on 'Nevermind the Buzzcoks' and ‘Live at the Comedy Store’.
Your host for the show is Paul Revill. He is an award-winning comedian and one of the most likable acts on the UK comedy circuit.
Thursday 30th June: Stray
Del Bronham's legendary classic rock band Stray will be performing an intimate gig at The Crooked Crow Bar and we cannot wait! Doors 8.30pm. Limited tickets available.
Friday 1st July, 8pm: The Machine Rages On
We have been waiting for this gig for 2 years now, having rescheduled numerous times due to the pandemic. But it's finally here.... The EPIC gig that will go down in The Crooked Crow history!!!!
Awesome Rage Against The Machine, top UK tribute band The Machine Rages On.
Limited tickets, so get yours here:
Saturday 2nd July
12-6pm: BYO Vinyl
9pm: The Corsairs
They're back!!! Double bass surfing, punkabilly mayhem with The Corsairs! These lads always put on a great show with their awesome set of classic pop covers, performed in a souped-up, rockabilly style! Dancing shoes highly recommended. Free Entry