Live Music

Friday, 30 January, 2015 - 19:30

The Hearts and Pretty Vicious, two hot new acts from South Wales who have been creating a huge buzz over the past month have announced a co-headline tour in January & February 2015.
Newport’s The Hearts, who have spent the summer breaking out on the festival circuit with support slots under Arcade Fire and Paul Weller are now readying the release of their first 2 track EP due out on 19th January. The video to the lead track ‘Lips’ quickly amassed over 10,000 views when uploaded to Youtube with huge support from our very own Adam Walton, Bethan Elfyn & Radio 1’s Huw Stevens, plus it was picked as one of XFMs Top 5 songs of the week.
Joining them on the tour are Merthyr Tydfil’s Pretty Vicious, who uploaded their track ‘Cave Song’ to the internet in November and set-off an industry chain reaction which has seen them playlisted across Radio 1 and Xfm, featured in the NME and started a multi-label battle for their signatures; all before they had even played their first gig.
TICKETS on sale from 10.00am on Wednesday 17th December

Saturday, 7 February, 2015 - 19:30

Gordon Davis is known as one of the best Elvis tribute artist in the world after winning Images of the King in Memphis Tennessee 2012.
This success continues by winning the European Championship that was held in the Hilton, Birmingham 2013 .
Gordon brings the majesty of the voice and the electrifying power of Elvis’s performance back to life. Gordon is performing with his live band singing well known songs such as Blue Suede Shoes, Suspious Minds and much more ...
He was invited on the ITV News and interviewed asking about his success.
This young man now well established in the UK, will grow from strength to strength, encouraged by his ever growing UK and International Fan Base.
TICKETS: £15/ £14

Saturday, 14 February, 2015 - 19:30

Opera Mint Presents
Celebrate the joy, despair and scandal of love this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy some of the world’s finest opera melodies with well-known works from several great masters of music, including Mozart, Verdi and Puccini.
Meet the touchingly innocent Papageno in The Magic Flute, the rejected Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, the doomed lovers Violetta and Alfredo in La Traviata, and the tragic Mimi and outrageous Musetta in La Boheme.
Tickets £12 / £10

Friday, 20 February, 2015 - 19:30

£4 Entry on the door only.

Includes a copy of Red Poets 20 Magazine

Saturday, 14 March, 2015 - 19:30

Join two incredible tribute bands for a majestic night of rock!
A Design For Live is a Manic Street Preachers tribute band from South Wales. They’ll be playing all the best of those Blackwood boy’s hits from Generation Terrorists through to Futurology.
The Oasis Experience have wowed crowds of diehard Oasis fans with their likeness and musical ability. The group of talented musicians have over 60 years of collective gigging experience and between them have supported The Zutons, The Lightning Seeds, Bloc party, Racing Cars and Jessie J among other illustrious names.
Tickets £6 In Advance/ £8 On The Door

Friday, 20 March, 2015 - 19:30

The Counterfeit Stones perform faithful and faultless renditions of The Stones’ greatest hits.
This is your chance to catch their note-perfect performances of the Stones classic songs, skilllfully mixed with ‘mockumentary’ style videos, retro costumes and humour.  Take a chronological journey through the Rolling Stones heyday. Think great rock’n’roll, think funny, think irreverent, think a little bit risqué…
Intoxicating young and old alike – these guys are 100% proof that a good shot of copy-rock always hits the target.  
Tickets £20 / £19

Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 - 19:30

Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden.  Gerry & the Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present.   Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and notstalgia not to be missed.
Tickets £19.50

Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 19:30

This world renowned Folk Festival takes place in the heart of Wiltshire every July. This one off performance is a unique chance to sample some of its acts with a local twist.
The Rob Lear Band are as local to blackwood as you could get, having launch their debut album ‘Let It Go’ at Blackwood Miners Institute.
Up the Creek are a Swansea based band. Their music creates a good ol’ fashioned shindig, hoedown and knees-up all rolled into one.  Bluegrass Swansea style!
Phil Cooper is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press.

Saturday, 11 April, 2015 - 19:30

The Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra

Join WMTO for a magical night of music from all your favourite films and musicals. This sparkling orchestra brings you an evening of entertaining music - including film music by John Williams, and songs from shows by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
With plenty to get your toes tapping, and singers direct from London's West End, these talented musicians will have you singing all the way home.
'A glittering crowd-pleaser' Sunday Show Tunes
TICKETS: £15.50 / £14.50  
Up to 20 premium seats at £23.50, which includes an interval drink and free programme.

Saturday, 2 May, 2015 - 19:30

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression. 

Tickets £18 / £17


Sunday, 10 May, 2015 - 19:30

Double platinum selling, Classical Number 1 artist is coming home in the spring to undertake a tour of the country from North to South Wales!
Rhydian returned this year with a bang, holding the Number 1 spot in the Classical Album Charts for 10 consecutive weeks for his tour de force fifth studio album; the classical crossover 'One Day Like This.'
Don't miss Rhydian perform in an intimate show at Blackwood Miners’ Institute!