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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • SOUTHAMPTON JAZZ CLUB [The Georgia Mancio Trio]


    • December 12, 2017
      7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

    Tuesday 12 December – The Georgia Mancio Trio Julie Walkington on bass and Nigel Price on guitar (more…)

  • POLLY & THE BILLETS DOUX


    • December 13, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    “a rich harmony of country, blues, folk and gospel” The Sunday Times “Perry’s exquisite voice is the killer here. All round, it’s quite an achievement!” Uncut Magazine **** They released the ‘Head of Steam’ EP, which charted at 17 on the Radio 1 Indie Chart followed by their critically acclaimed album. Featured in ‘The Word’ (more…)

  • Tuba Libres Xmas Party


    • December 14, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Tuba Libres have unleashed a wave of brassy goodness on the south coast. Their fun-filled antics have got audiences moving since they formed in Southampton in 2015. Expect energetic lunges, sizzling solos and heavy hitting grooves all backed up by some fat horns. They’ve played alongside the Hot 8 Brass Band and Too Many Zooz, (more…)

  • FEROCIOUS DOG [3-Piece Acoustic]


    • December 15, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Ferocious Dog [3-piece acoustic]: live at The Talking Heads Friday 15th December £10 Advance Tickets, available from… https://www.seetickets.com/event/ferocious-dog-acoustic-/talking-heads/1127678 Off the back of a busy summer of festivals, sold-out shows and excursions into Europe, Ferocious Dog are hitting the road with a run of intimate 3-piece shows. Bringing deeply personal lyrics, infused with folk, rock, reggae and Celtic (more…)

  • MOD / SKA XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA


    • December 16, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION [Front lounge]


    • December 17, 2017
      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 enjoying (more…)

  • SOUTHAMPTON MODERN JAZZ CLUB [Free entry front lounge show]


    • December 17, 2017
      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… http://www.southamptonmodernjazzclub.com THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT…. KEEP LIVE MUSIC ALIVE (more…)

  • SOUTHAMPTON UKULELE JAM REHEARSAL


    • December 18, 2017
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Loving the four stringed wonder? Attached to the central south coast of the UK? Like jam(ming)? You’ve come to the right place… (more…)

  • THE CANDLE CLUB OPEN MIC


    • December 18, 2017
      8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    The Candle Club was the first open mic night to be held in Southampton. Established in 1996 by Simeon Hill and Clive Roberts at The Talking Heads in Southampton, the Candle Club takes place every Monday night and has a reputation for encouraging new talent of whatever age or experience. If you think you may (more…)

  • Wild Front, Signals, Submariner


    • December 19, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Organically formed, South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the 4 had been musically working together for years. Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical (more…)

  • ZEUS BOOKINGS SHOWCASE [Free entry front lounge show]


    • December 20, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    ZEUS BOOKINGS PRESENTS, THE TALKING HEADS (FRONT BAR) SHOWCASE NIGHT !   https://www.facebook.com/zeusbookings/ 8pm – 11pm FREE ENTRY (more…)

  • RETRO the last dance for me!


    • December 20, 2017
      8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    RETRO the last dance for me! Best music of the 60’s & 70’s Featuring DJ Black Feather (Lindsey Tatler) playing all your favourite swinging and boogie music. DRESS TO IMPRESS Find your best 60’s and 70’s outfits to wear. Shine your boogie shoes & be prepared to back comb those Beehives. ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY £4. (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • December 21, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Jurassic mark presents his super showcase of talented up and coming local bands on the big stage at the Talking Heads! Each show features a variety of exciting young bands, giving them the opportunity to develop their performance using our superb in house sound system and lighting rig. Come on down and see some of (more…)

  • RHODA DAKAR


    • December 22, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Rhoda Dakar began her musical career as lead vocalist with all female 2 Tone band, The Bodysnatchers. They only ever released two singles, ‘Let’s Do Rocksteady’ and ‘Easy Life’. After a year together they split and Rhoda went on to guest with The Specials in Europe and the USA, having featured on their second album, (more…)

  • THE MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE SESSION [Free entry front lounge show!]


    • December 22, 2017
      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…)

  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION [Front lounge]


    • December 24, 2017
      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 enjoying (more…)

  • SOUTHAMPTON MODERN JAZZ CLUB [Free entry front lounge show]


    • December 24, 2017
      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… http://www.southamptonmodernjazzclub.com THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT…. KEEP LIVE MUSIC ALIVE (more…)

  • WRITE A NOTE [Poetry & Spoken Word; Front Lounge]


    • December 28, 2017
      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…)

  • RETRO NIGHT 2


    • December 29, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Shy Boy // Jack Francis & The Cold Comforts // Ryan Butterworth [Full Band] // Tenderlore [Full Band]


    • December 30, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    A beautiful pre-NYE line up! Shy Boy… Shy Boy are a 4 piece band from Southampton influenced by artists such as Neil Young, The Libertines and The Growlers. After releasing their debut EP, Here’s to Hoping in March, Shy Boy have received BBC airplay and had a busy summer of festivals, including Common People and (more…)

  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION [Front lounge]


    • December 31, 2017
      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 enjoying (more…)

  • THE BOYS


    • January 5, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Boys were born in September 1975 when singer/guitarist Matt Dangerfield left Mick Jones and Tony James’s fledgling punk band London SS to form a new band with ex-Hollywood Brats songwriter/keyboard player Casino Steel. Dangerfield’s art college friend, guitarist Honest John Plain, was soon recruited. The following year they held auditions for the bass and (more…)

  • SARI SCHORR


    • January 17, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    n January 2015 legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon, etc) was invited to receive a ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’ award at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA. This award was the first highlight of the weekend for Mike, the second was witnessing the performance of one of the most amazing (more…)

  • Coast to Coast, Lighten Up Laura, Stable Youth


    • January 21, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Coast To Coast earlier this year released their new EP The Length Of A Smile which was received with a lot of success from critics and fans alike. Following on from this release the band have headed out on tour with label buddies Better Than Never and Pine. This tour promised to be a big (more…)

  • THE GODFATHERS


    • February 2, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Legendary British rock & roll group The Godfathers kick-start 2017 with one almighty bang via a career best, new studio album – 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' out on worldwide release from 10th February 2017. The album is preceded by the single 'You Don't Love Me' released 3rd February 2017 and promoted with worldwide tours, (more…)

  • Tonic Music for Mental Health presents Senser


    • February 3, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Tonic Music for Mental Health proudly present a new year Tonic Fundraiser with very special guests, Senser, back on the South Coast and at The Talking Heads, Southampton. Senser (fronted by co-vocalists Heitham Al-Sayed and Kerstin Haigh) have been a force to be reckoned with since their debut album ‘Stacked Up’ crashed into the UK (more…)

  • GAZ BROOKFIELD & THE COMPANY OF THIEVES | Chris Webb | Nick Parker


    • February 23, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Following the success of Gaz Brookfield’s last two sold out solo UK tours, he has decided to take the full band out on the road this February. Truly a super-group of musicians, Gaz Brookfield and The Company of Thieves comprises of drummer, Leks Wood, (Devil Sold His Soul), bassist, Tom Granville, (Flipron, Nick Parker and The False Alarms), guitarist, Chris (more…)

  • THE GIFT | IT


    • February 25, 2018
      6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    The Gift Until recently, The Gift were regarded by those in the know as ‘the best kept secret’ in progressive rock.  Back in 2006, their first album ‘Awake And Dreaming’ wowed the ‘Prognoscenti’ with its heady mixture of ‘70s style and contemporary soundscapes. Then there was silence…until  the band reformed a few years ago. Originally (more…)

  • Alan Reed (ex-Pallas) & The Daughters Of Expediency


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

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  • ROVING CROWS


    • March 4, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    The band push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and soul. A must see live act, who showcase a vibrant mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves.Roving Crows comprises; Lead vocals from Paul O’Neill and Caitlin Barrett, (more…)

  • Rews


    • March 7, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    REWS Freshly signed to Marshall Records, REWS are a gritty girl:girl Belfast/London duo that play edgy rock guitar and drums… “FANTASTIC – LIKE A FEMALE ROYAL BLOOD” said Mark Radcliffe on BBC TV after they played the John Peel Main Stage at Glastonbury this year. Once signed they recorded their debut album in the world renowned Abbey Road Studios (more…)

  • GALAHAD | Tiger Moth Tales (Solo)


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

    Their First live show in over two years. Their first in Southampton for Twenty Six. (14th September 1991) Galahad are an English Progressive Rock band formed in 1985. Over the years they have played hundreds of shows all over the UK, Europe and America releasing nine studio albums, plus various rarity, offshoot albums and numerous (more…)

  • THE BELLRAYS | Fuzzy Vox


    • March 13, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • THE MONOCHROME SET [40th Anniversary Tour]


    • March 16, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    £12 advance tickets, available from here… http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-monochrome-set/talking-heads/1158343 (more…)

  • MARCH OF THE MODS 2018


    • March 24, 2018
      4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    The Soton MOTM Committee are proud to be presenting the Southampton leg of this year’s MARCH OF THE MODS. Raising money for TEENAGE CANCER TRUST. Now in it’s sixth year this national event goes from strength to strength with thousands of people donating their time, effort and resources to raise money for a worthy cause (more…)

  • JADIS


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

    After the success of their 2016 release ‘No Fear of Looking Down’ U.K Progressive band Jadis eagerly head out to play live for the first time in 6 years .Band members Gary Chandler,Stephen Christey and Andy Marlow are joined this time by  original Keyboard player Martin Orford ,who was a major part of the band during the ‘More (more…)

  • Laurence Jones


    • May 5, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Laurence Jones is often labelled as “the future of the blues rock.” He’s won several major awards and accolades, and has sold over 50,000 albums across four albums.  He’s supported the likes of Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, (more…)

  • Jump & I Am The Manic Whale


    • May 20, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    JUMP have been treading rock’s boards for quite a while now. Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1990, this six-piece troupe began life under the wing of the legendary promoter Ron Watts and then flew The Nags Head nest to establish themselves as Wycombe’s most successful export since Howard Jones. JUMP have worked with a (more…)

  • COAST


    • June 16, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Coast’s only Southampton date in 2018! COAST is a world class, UK based professional rockband started by brothers Paul Eastham and Chris Barnes in 2009. Paul is an outstanding songwriter, vocalist, performer, producer and virtuoso pianist with an extensive industry CV which includes credits and collaborations with some of the most highly regarded international artists, songwriters and (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.