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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Beans on Toast Farewell show for The Talking Heads

    • September 26, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    ▬▬▬▬ BEANS ON TOAST – FAREWELL TALKING HEADS SHOW ▬▬▬▬ Doors 7.30pm 14+ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Advance tickets on sale now at: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ** BEANS ON TOAST — We decided to give the Talking Heads a proper sending off one last time with none other than BEANS ON TOAST! After 10 years in the game (more…)

  • The Dodge Brothers

    • September 27, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    The Dodge Brothers are renowned for playing the hell out of classic Americana. Described as “wonderful stuff” by Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris, they play an exuberant hybrid of country blues, rockabilly, jugband and skiffle. Firmly rooted in these traditions The Dodge Brothers bring to them a freshness that has feet stomping and hands clapping (more…)

  • Write A Note [Poetry & Spoken Word; Front Lounge]

    • September 27, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Write a Note Poetry Open Mic is a platform for poets and spoken word artists of all genres to share their work in an intimate and supportive environment. Hosted by local poet Issa Loyaan Farrah, Write a Note is a growing community of performers and appreciators. This month’s musical interlude will be performed by local (more…)

  • **Cancelled** Angelic Upstarts

    • September 28, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    This event has been cancelled. (more…)

  • The Maple Leaf Lounge Session [Free entry front lounge show!]

    • September 28, 2018
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    These acoustic, unplugged sessions take place in the Maple Leaf Lounge (a.k.a the quirky and charming front bar of The Talking Heads). Every other Friday night we have three acts, each playing a 45 minute set. It’s a lovely chilled evening filled with candles, fairy lights, beautiful music, a friendly atmosphere and free cupcakes! What (more…)

  • Music in the City

    • September 29, 2018
      12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September  Music in the City will celebrate the wonderful diversity of musical talent from the Solent Area. All of the musical delights are FREE. From Rock to Jazz, Classical to Bebop, Folk to Blues – in quirky venues including 800 year old vaults to the newest and best coffee (more…)

  • **Cancelled** Heart of Lilith 2018: Spanish Amarda

    • September 29, 2018
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    MORGANA   Morgana is an internationally-recognized Tribal Fusion and Dark Fusion dancer, choreographer, and instructor. Her work is very prolific and varied. It is highlighted by her choreographic compositions inspired by stories and characters from films and videogames, her collection of animal-inspired steps, which have resulted from her research on animal mimicry, and especially, her (more…)

  • Traditional Irish Music Session [Front lounge]

    • September 30, 2018
      2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    You are all welcome to join Pat Begley and friends in the front bar of Talking Heads every Sunday, for a FREE Traditional Irish Acoustic Session, with players, singers and dancers coming from far and wide. Come on down, make some new friends and join in the fun – whether you are playing or just (more…)

  • Southampton Modern Jazz Club [Free entry front lounge show]

    • September 30, 2018
      8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Southampton Modern Jazz Club puts on all sorts of jazz events. Currently we produce “The Sunday Sessions” At The Talking Heads which brings new and exciting genres and musicians every Sunday… Check out the listings here… THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT…. KEEP LIVE MUSIC ALIVE (more…)


    • October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
      12:00 am - 11:00 pm

    The Talking Heads is now closed. Please come and see what we’re doing at The 1865 venue in Brunswick Square. (more…)

  • **Moved to The 1865** Corky Laing Plays Mountain

    • October 10, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    This event has been moved to The 1865 venue. All original tickets are still valid. Please visit for more details. Corky Laing is best known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010. In the late 70s Corky (more…)

  • **Moved to the 1865** Mark Chadwick [Frontman of The Levellers]

    • October 18, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    This event has been moved to The 1865 venue. All original tickets are still valid. Please find more information at   One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick, has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for (more…)

  • Childcare @ Heartbreakers, Southampton

    • October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Talking Heads presents: CHILDCARE at Heartbreakers Bar / Venue in Southampton. Tickets £5 Adv. Check out their new single Big Man. Tickets now on sale   It all started when Ed Cares, one of West London’s most in-demand male nannies, was overheard humming a song he had written, by Katie, aged six, who persuaded him to form (more…)

  • **Event Moved to The 1865** The Dualers + Orange Street

    • November 3, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Due to a huge demand for tickets, this event has been moved to The 1865. (more…)

  • **Moved to the 1865** Soft Machine

    • November 22, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    This event will now be at The 1865 venue. All original tickets are still valid. Please find more information at   Canterbury prog-rockers, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. Featuring three of the group’s 70s era members: guitarist John Etheridge, drummer John Marshall and bass player Roy Babbington. They’re (more…)

  • **Cancelled** Beltane Fire

    • November 24, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    This event has been cancelled. Please seek refunds for tickets from your point of purchase. (more…)

  • **Moved to The 1865** Wolfsbane

    • December 14, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    This event has been moved to The 1865. All purchased tickets are still valid. Please visit for more information. (more…)

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The Talking Heads has a legacy of being the South’s most eclectic live music venue. There’s live entertainment every night of the week, including regular Jazz, Irish-Folk, Singer-Songwriter Sessions and Open Mics. With two bars and two performance spaces, The Talking Heads is a regular stop-off for local, national and international bands alike. 

The multi-functional space is also ideal for parties, cabaret and corporate events, and all enquiries into venue hire are welcome.