Wednesday 23 April 2014

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Competitions

Win tickets to Wychwood Festival

Ends Monday 28 April 2014

Win the chance to join music lovers and family fun seekers at Wychwood Festival 2014.

SoGlos readers are in with a chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to Wychwood Festival...

Win Roses Theatre goodies

Ends Friday 2 May 2014

Win tickets to see Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita live, a copy of their debut album and cinema tickets, courtesy of Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury.

Win a prize bundle of goodies from the Roses Theatre, including a pair of tickets to see Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita,...

Win tickets to see Jools Holland at Eastnor Castle

Ends Monday 5 May 2014

Win one of four pairs of tickets to see Jools Holland and co perform in a picnic concert at Eastnor Castle.

Win one of four pairs of tickets to see boogie-woogie piano legend, Jools Holland, and his superb Rhythm and Blues Orchestra,...

News

Kian Egan announced as special guest at Westonbirt Boyzone concert

The King of the Jungle will be joining the Boyzone boys right here in Gloucestershire.

Former member of Westlife, Kian Egan, will be joining pop legends Boyzone at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part...

The Levellers announced as final headliner for Wychwood Festival

The Levellers will be headlining the Saturday night at Wychwood Festival 2014.

The Levellers are the final act announced to headline Wychwood Festival 2014, joining The Stranglers, The Boomtown Rats...

Roses Theatre birthday discount for 40-year-olds

Celebrate the Roses’ 40th birthday in 2014, with special discounts available for fellow 40-year-olds.

Tewkesbury residents turning 40 this year can enjoy a 40 per cent discount on tickets for them and their friends on selected...

Gloucester Guildhall launches Concrete Jungle ska and reggae festival

The county’s livliest entertainment venue looks set to get even livlier this summer, with the launch of the inaugural Concrete Jungle festival.

Concrete Jungle, a new ska and reggae festival featuring nationwide and regional talent, films and Jamaican cuisine, is...

Interviews

Backstage with King Solomon

SoGlos speaks to King Solomon frontman, Kingsley Salmon, ahead of a busy 2014. © Alex Gregory Photography.

Formed little over a year ago and already scheduled to play the UK’s biggest reggae festival, SoGlos goes backstage with...

Events

St George's Day at Café Rene

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Expect music, dancing and merriment galore at Cafe Rene this St George’s Day.

Celebrate St George’s Day and all that’s great about being British, with Morris dancing, shanty singing, food specials...

Cabstars gig at Café Rene

Friday 25 April 2014

Don’t miss Cabstars’ third live appearance at Café Rene in Gloucester.

An eclectic blend of ska, roots reggae, rhythm and blues, and two tone will all have Café Rene revellers dancing this...

Folk at the Frog Barn with Luke Jackson

Saturday 26 April 2014

19-year-old Luke Jackson is hoping to captivate a Cheltenham crowd at The Frog and Fiddle.

Rising roots singer-songwriter, Luke Jackson, is set to deliver a confident and captivating concert for the next Folk...

The Fureys concert at Cheltenham Town Hall

Sunday 27 April 2014

Still going strong 36 years on, The Fureys will be taking the limelight in Cheltenham for one-night-only.

An evening of stirring traditional Irish and folk music awaits at Cheltenham Town Hall, with The Fureys performing live...

Gaz Brookfield gig at Café Rene

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Enjoy an acoustic evening with Gaz Brookfield, at Cafe Rene in Gloucester.

Acoustic aficionados can enjoy an evening of soft ‘n’ twiddly tales of love, life and everything else in between, courtesy...

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Wednesday 30 April to Monday 5 May 2014

Cheltenham Jazz Festival promises a feast of live music in 2014 – with legendary blues guitarist Robert Cray among the first acts confirmed. © Jeff Katz.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 will see six days of beautiful, bold and brilliant music come to Cheltenham, across some...

The Prince Albert Beer and Music Festival

Thursday 1 to Monday 5 May 2014

Foot-stomping swing band, Franky and the Jacks, will undoubtedly keep the crowd on its toes at The Prince Albert Beer and Music Festival 2014. © Nicholas J Upton Photography.

Head to The Prince Albert Beer and Music Festival to wet the whistle with real ales and ciders, and satisfy your musical...

European Union Chamber Orchestra concert in Stroud

Thursday 1 May 2014

Experience the talent of the renowned European Union Chamber Orchestra for yourself, when it performs live at Stroud Subscription Rooms.

The internationally acclaimed European Union Chamber Orchestra is performing a rare concert in Stroud, accompanied by...

Jazz at the Manor

Friday 2 May 2014

The incomparable Laura Mvula is set to perform for one-night-only at Cowley Manor Hotel.

Laura Mvula, Cerys Matthews, Missy Malone and Gifford’s Circus acrobats will all be performing at Cowley Manor this May,...

Captain Accident and The Disasters gig in Gloucester

Friday 2 May 2014

Captain Accident and The Disasters will be blazing up the dance floor at Cafe Rene in Gloucester.

Sunshine is set to pour out of Café Rene’s speakers when Cardiff collective, Captain Accident and The Disasters, brings...

Renegade Festival at Café Rene

Saturday 3 May 2014

Rene:gade Festival 2014 will not only feature the finest local music, but also the very first Guerilla Art Session exhibition in The Cellar Bar.

Rene:gade returns to Café Rene in 2014 for the fifth year running, featuring a feast of live local music, the eye-watering...

For the Fallen concert at Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 3 May 2014

Violinist Hannah Roper will be performing during the anticipated For the Fallen concert.

Poems by Gurney and Harvey, music by Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and the chance to sing-a-long to wartime classics awaits...

Sunday Jazz Brunch series at The Montpellier Brasserie

Sunday 4 May to Sunday 7 December 2014

The 2014 Sunday Jazz Brunch series at The Montpellier Brasserie is not to be missed.

The Montpellier Brasserie’s new series of Sunday Jazz Brunches, taking place on the first Sunday of every month, is expected...

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita concert in Tewkesbury

Thursday 8 May 2014

Welsh and Manding musical cultures will combine on the Roses Theatre stage, when Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita perform for one-night-only.

Two world-class musicians, harpist Catrin Finch and kora player Seckou Keita, will be fusing Manding and Celtic melodies...

Son Yambu gig at Stroud Subscription Rooms

Saturday 10 May 2014

Enjoy an evening of tropical rhythms and dance when Son Yambu takes the limelight at Stroud Subscription Rooms.

An authentic Cuban fiesta awaits music and dance lovers at Stroud Subscription Rooms, when Son Yambu performs its modern...

Kathryn Williams concert at The Convent

Saturday 10 May 2014

Folk fans can enjoy an exclusive performance by Kathryn Williams in The Convent’s chapel.

Hear hits from Kathryn Williams’ tenth album, Crown Electric, when the singer-songwriter performs a very special concert...

Events

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in Gloucester

Monday 12 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Gloucester Campus.

From Computing to Construction, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in the Forest of Dean

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Forest of Dean Campus.

From Cake Decoration to Carpentry, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Swampcandy gig at Café Rene

Saturday 17 May 2014

Don’t miss the chance to catch American duo Swampcandy, live on stage at Café Rene.

American twosome Swampcandy is taking its UK tour to Café Rene this May, treating gig-goers to its stomping Mississippi...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in Cheltenham

Monday 19 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Cheltenham Campus.

From Anthropology to Archaeology, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Slim Loris gig at Café Rene

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Catch Swedish duo Slim Loris live at Cafe Rene this spring.

Swedish band Slim Loris will be performing a free gig at Café Rene this May, treating a crowd to its unique indie-Americana...

Plod Fest at The Railway

Saturday 24 May 2014

The Railway pub will play host to the inaugural Plod Fest, organised by The Railwaymen to raise funds for the upcoming Cotswold Way Plod.

Paddington Bear, live music, a silent auction, sizzling sausage barbecue and much more will form part of Plod Fest, a...

Brian Conley at Everyman Theatre

Monday 26 May 2014

Catch entertainer extraordinaire live in Cheltenham this spring.

Star of stage and screen, Brian Conley, is set to entertain an Everyman Theatre audience this May, when the performer...

Klaxons gig at The 2 Pigs

Friday 30 May 2014

The Klaxons will be playing an enthusiastic set at The 2 Pigs in May.

Fans of new wave music will be in their element when The Klaxons perform an enthusiastic set at The 2 Pigs in May, to...

The Pizza Underground at Gloucester Guildhall

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Catch Macaulay Culkin and co. live on the Gloucester Guildhall stage… singing about, erm, pizza.

Catch Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin live on the Gloucester Guildhall stage, when his band, The Pizza Underground, performs...

Suede concert at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 21 June 2014

Britpop legends Suede join Boyzone and Katherine Jenkins on the Westonbirt Arboretum summer concert list.

Britpop pioneers Suede will be playing at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer, as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest...

Sing Saturdays at Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 21 June 2014

Gloucester Choral Society is hosting its popular Sing Saturdays at the Cathedral.

Sing-a-long with Gloucester Choral Society at the Cathedral, with works by Elgar and Beethoven on the bill for Sing Saturdays,...

Rebecca Ferguson concert at Westonbirt Arboretum

Sunday 22 June 2014

Watch X Factor songstress, Rebecca Ferguson wow crowds at Westonbirt Arboretum in June, as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live 2014 series.

Gloucestershire fans of X Factor star, Rebecca Ferguson, will be treated to a summertime concert at Westonbirt Arboretum...

Suzanne Vega at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 30 June 2014

Folk purveyor Suzanne Vega will be performing at Cheltenham Town Hall for one-night-only.

Join pioneering singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega for a captivating evening of creative folk music at Cheltenham Town Hall...

Cara Dillon concert at Roses Theatre

Thursday 3 July 2014

Enjoy the sounds of A Thousand Hearts, when Cara Dillon performs live at the Roses Theatre.

Cara Dillon will give a Tewkesbury audience a taste of her staggeringly beautiful voice, when she showcases a mix of traditional...

Boyzone concert at Westonbirt Arboretum

Friday 18 July 2014

Ronan, Keith, Shane and Mikey will be performing in the spectacular Gloucestershire woodland location.

Pop legends Boyzone will be gracing Gloucestershire’s Westonbirt Arboretum stage this summer, forming part of the popular...

Worbey and Farrell at Roses Theatre

Friday 18 July 2014

The hilarious and exceptionally talented Worbey and Farrell are coming to Tewkesbury this summer.

Unique piano duo, Worbey and Farrell, is set to have a Roses Theatre crowd both in awe and in stitches with its entertaining...

Katherine Jenkins concert at Westonbirt Arboretum

Sunday 20 July 2014

Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE will be gracing the Westonbirt Arboretum stage.

Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a special concert at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer, as part of...

Jools Holland in concert at Eastnor Castle

Saturday 26 July 2014

See Jools Holland, his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and a host of special guests live at Eastnor Castle this summer.

Eastnor Castle will provide the spectacular setting for a summer’s eve concert delivered by Jools Holland and his Rhythm...

Eastnor Summer Sunday

Sunday 27 July 2014

Boy band sensation Union J will be headlining the very first Eastnor Summer Sunday.

Union J, Foxes, Elyar Fox, Tich and more pop stars will be performing at Eastnor Summer Sunday, with a fun fair, food,...

Stroud Fringe Festival

Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Stroud’s very own The Outcast Band will be hoping to wow crowds at the Fringe Festival 2014.

This year’s Stroud Fringe Festival is once again set to bring an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, rock, punk, indie and pop...

Photo galleries

The Rich O'Brien Project at Cafe Rene photo gallery

The Rich O’Brien Project boys returned to Cafe Rene in Gloucester. © Abbie Stewart.

Grooves for moves and soulful melodies characteristic of smoke-filled jazz clubs were the order of the day at Cafe Rene,...

The Selecter at Gloucester Guildhall photo gallery

Fans turned out to hear tracks from new Selecter album Made In Britain. © Abbie Stewart.

Ska legends The Selecter pulled in a crowd of seasoned fans for its Gloucester Guildhall gig this week, and resident SoGlos...

Reviews

Cheltenham Folk Festival 2014 review

Rating: 4/5

Blazin’ Fiddles proved a toe tapping highlight of the 18th Cheltenham Folk Festival.

Less Mumford and Sons and more dazzling fiddle-playing, Cheltenham Folk Festival has stuck to its traditional guns since...

Hot lists

12 Gloucestershire celebrities to follow on Twitter

Lily Allen is Gloucestershire’s most popular celeb on Twitter… by a few million.

Whether tweets about Adam Henson’s prize bull, Lily Allen’s Air Balloon or Liz Hurley’s bathtime cocktails appeals more,...

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