Scene and Heard
Break through with the Larmer Tree
THE Larmer Tree launches Breakthrough Music Awards 2013. The festival has always supported new music acts, and this year organisers are looking for breakthrough music acts to compete for a chance to perform at this summer's festival, on 17th-21st July. Up for grabs is an opportunity to play in the same line-up as artists such as Dexys, Seasick Steve and KT Tunstall, plus four-day festival tickets for all winning musicians. Bands and musicians can apply by visiting the Community page at www.larmertreefestival.co.uk and uploading their chosen track. Applications are open until 5pm on Sunday 24th March, so undiscovered performers should get recording straight away. Entries will be split into acoustic and electric categories, and artists from each and every genre are welcome. Six acts from each category will be subject to a 48-hour public vote, starting on 25th March. Three finalists in each category will be judged at the live final, on Saturday 6th April at Sixty Million Postcards in Bournemouth.
Tonight, Friday 15th March: Stoke sub Hamdon's Social Club welcome Tutz3 back with a powerhouse set of rock covers and original tunes; The White Lion at Bourton has KooStix making their first visit to this lovely rural venue and it promises to be a cracking night; Mustang Sally fans, Georgie and her band are playing at The Red Lion in Gillingham! Tom Clements will be at the George inn, Mere from 9pm. Jim Moray, 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner, is at Dorchester Town Hall. Tattie Bogle are taking part in Shaftesbury's day of fun and silliness for Comic Relief and will be performing on the town hall balcony at 11am. The Wessex Ceilidh Band play at the Saxon Inn, Child Okeford from 8.30pm. Nobody's Business play roots, blues and country at the Cat Cafe in Wincanton.
Saturday 16th March: Irish Night at the Buffalo in Wyke featuring Georgie (vocals and guitar), Dave (keyboard) and Mary (fiddle). Full Tilt play The White Hart Inn at Chilton Polden. The Zoot Dukes are at the White Hart in Bishops Caundle, starting just after 9pm. Templecombe-based teenage pop-punk band Makeshift People, will be supporting Hundred Days at The Foresters in Yeovil, mixing their own popular numbers with covers of songs by Blink 182, The Killers, Buzzcocks and The Offspring. Heifer play at the King's Arms in Shaftesbury. Tom Clements plays at The Royal Oak, Stoford from 8.30pm. Jack & A Box play at The Swan Inn, Sturminster Newton, after the rugby. The Square Wheel Band (aka Tattie Bogle plus 1) will be at the Fiddleford Inn near Sturminster Newton to celebrate St Patrick's Day in typical rousing style from 8.30pm. Fire Day play an 80s inspired set at the Farquharson Arms, Pimperne, near Blandford from 9pm. And Rip It Upare at Marnhull RBL.
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Sunday 17th March: The Swan Inn, Sturminster Newton hold a Folk Session for St Patrick's Day from 3pm. Open Jam Session all afternoon at the Yew Tree in Warminster. Under The Counter play at The South Western in Tisbury. And No Fixed Abode bring their own style of folk, Irish and covers to the Piddle Inn, Piddletrenthide from 1.30pm.
Thursday 21st March: Open Mic Night at the Swan Inn, Sturminster Newton, 07715 285040 to book your slot. Third Thursday Templars presents another line up of acoustic musicians and singers, lots of old friends and some new. Headlining this month is George Wilson - please support him and efforts to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. If you would like a 15 minute slot, ring Kate or Peter on 01963 32125. 8pm at the Templars Retreat, Templecombe.
Friday 22nd March: Stamp play an eclectic mix of country, blues and rock and roll at the Cat Cafe in Wincanton. Beggars Banquet Cafe in Shaftesbury are hosting a New York funk and soul night featuring the Cosmic Rockers DJs. Fifty Years of Song and Dance - an evening with Bonny Sartin of The Yetties and Eddie Upton of Folk South West from 7.30pm at the Digby Hall in Sherborne. Wessex Acoustic Folk Club has Colvin Quarmby at Blandford RBL from 8.15pm. Colvin Quarmby are a genre defying, highly entertaining band, led by Gerry Colvin.Support is from Paul Thomas, half of Men in Black. Details from Kathy on 01202 732239 or www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk
And the regulars:
At the Plough in Manston - third Monday jazz night; fourth Thursday folk night.
Acoustic sessions every Tuesday from 8.30pm and Sunday 2-5pm at the Somerset Arms, Maiden Bradley.