Coming up at Stroud Subscription Rooms next month:
Marti Pellow – 7pm Sun 1 May – £45 Join us as legendary Wet Wet Wet front man makes his debut at the Subs. “You spoke and I listened. Throughout lockdown I was inundated by beautiful messages from fans asking me to please organise a tour once we come out of these terrible times. 12 million people tuned in for the lockdown sessions and each one of you have inspired me to.”
Sound of Metal – 8pm Tue 3 May – £8 A thought-provoking and emotional film, showing how the sudden onset of hearing loss affects a drummer, brilliantly played by Riz Ahmed. Don’t forget to try our infamous Paella nights before you settle down for your film.
Tom Robinson – 8pm Thu 5 May – £22 Although many of Tom Robinson’s 70s contemporaries such as The Jam, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury have spawned tribute bands, to the best of his knowledge no such act has ever attempted to cover his own back catalogue. Which of those songs, he wondered, would a Tom Robinson tribute band choose to assemble a full-on crowd-pleasing set?
Mad Professor with Aisha – 8pm Fri 6 May – £22.50 Mad Professor is a Guyanese-British Dub producer, DJ and engineer. He is considered one of the leading producers on the scene and a godfather of the digital dub age.
Cash Cows – 7pm Sat 7 May – £11.50 The Cash Cows are the most famous band you have never heard of. Since first busking on Newcastle’s mean streets in 2004 they have played to well over a million people around the world from Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm to Queenstown, New Zealand. Their reworking of the modern songbook is done with original style and finesse leaving sold out crowds guessing the next song and dripping with excitement. Expect the unexpected from this four piece band. From Bob Dylan to Beyonce this is a party you will remember for the rest of your life!
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – 7.30pm Thu 12 May – from £21.50 This popular, multi award-winning husband and wife duo exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary music. Duos come and duos go… and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and captivating. For over a quarter of a century Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s partnership has proved personal, permanent and pivotal.
Letz Zep – 8pm Fri 13 May – from £17.50 Letz Zep are internationally recognised as the official number one tribute to Led Zeppelin and Baby They Ain’t Foolin’. An achievement marked by the authoritative Ticketmaster organisation when they awarded the band ‘The Most Popular’ and ‘The Most Highly Rated’ tribute to Led Zeppelin today
The Bob Marley Revival – 8pm Sat 14 May – £22.50 The Bob Marley Revival are a group of seven talented and experienced individuals who have one special thing in common, a deep love and admiration for the legend, inspiration and icon that is Bob Marley & The Wailers. With sincere dedication to recapturing the spirit of the King of Reggae, the Revival take great pleasure in sharing their performances with audiences everywhere, with an emphasis on keeping the message, spirit and love of Bob Marley alive. *over 18’s only
County Lines – 8pm Tue 17 May – £8 County Lines is a powerful and moving coming-of-age film about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a ‘county lines’ criminal network. Inspired by the stories he heard while mentoring young people at an east London pupil referral unit, writer-director Henry Blake’s powerful feature debut boasts a compelling central performance by Conrad Khan (nominated for the EE Rising Star BAFTA 2021) as 14-year-old Tyler. Don’t forget to try our infamous Paella night before you settle down for your film.
FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL – 20th – 22nd May
Gin & Jazz – 2pm Sun 22 May – £31.50 Following on from our sold-out event in February, join us for a fun and fascinating night exploring the range of multi award-winning gins of top local distillery 6 O’clock. The Tristan Darby Quartet – With a stellar line-up of some of the South West’s finest jazz musicians, the quartet will perform a toe-tapping collection of Jazz standards old and new sprinkled with a vocal-led Latin flavour. Expect soulful vocals, smooth grooves and swinging standards to get you swaying and moving whilst you sip away on a delicious glass of 6 O’clock gin.
Blanco White – 8pm Tue 24 May – from £18 Blanco White started as the solo project of Londoner Josh Edwards in 2014. After studying guitar in Cádiz (Spain), and later the Andean instrument the charango in Sucre (Bolivia), Edwards’ aim was to begin bringing together elements of Andalusian and Latin American music alongside influences closer to home. With every release Blanco White has gone up a gear, from the haunting acoustic sound of 2016’s The Wind Rose EP to the meatier, more expansive recent single On The Other Side, the first taste of his nearly-completed, self-produced debut album. The second, Papillon, released in September, turns the intensity up with Josh’s most mesmerising vocal to date delivering his trademark poetic lyrics.
The Nest with Felicity Ward – 8pm Thu 26 May – £18 Felicity is a London-based comedian, actor, writer and knucklehead. Born in a small town just a podcast north of Sydney, Australia, she started stand up in 2008…three years before being born. Before she started stand up, she wrote and starred in the Ronnie Johns Half Hour Sketch Show, then had a bit of a nervo and moved to straight stand up. She’s spoken at length in her stand up and personally about her struggles with mental health including presenting a documentary felicity’s mental mission and her Netflix special for live at the BBC series: what if there is no toilet? Felicity is joined at the Sub Rooms by STEPHEN BAILEY (Live At The Apollo, Live At The Comedy Store, Katherine Ryan tour support), SUNIL PATEL (Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club), and fast-rising newcomer Eleri Morgan (BBC One Wales’ Tourist Trap). Don’t forget to pre-book delicious snacks to munch on served 7pm-7.45pm.
Geno Washinton & Albino Tarantino – 7pm Fri 27 May – £23 The King of the Swingers Geno Washington and local heroes Albino Tarantino come together for a night of deeply groovy blues.
Dreadzone & The Future Dub Orchestra – 8pm Sat 28 May – from £20 One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after nearly 30 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around. Fast approaching their 30th anniversary, Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around with a loyal and ever-growing fanbase due in part to their storming and energetic live shows.
Gilles Peterson & Snowboy and The Latin Section – 8pm Sun 29 May – £31.50 Acid Jazz legend is joined by pyrotechnic Snowboy And The Latin Section, Europe’s leading Afro Cuban Jazz group.
The Lovely Eggs – 8pm Mon 30 May – £15 The Lovely Eggs are a two-piece lo-fi psychedelic punk rock band from Lancaster, England. They consist of married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell. Ross was formerly the lead singer and guitarist in the all-female band Angelica. They are renowned for their fierce psychedelic punk sound. Having featured on BBC Radio 1, Radio 6 and “I am Moron” holding top spot on Top of the Official UK Independent Album Charts, the duo rock-band are hugely unapologetic, quirky and LOUD.