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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • THE CANDLE CLUB OPEN MIC


    • August 21, 2017
      8:00 pm - 11:00 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…)

  • THE MUST SEE GIG – One Night All-Star Fundraising Event


    • August 23, 2017
      8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    A WALLY PHILLIPS promotion for the benefit of the “Court Yard Garden” at the Southampton General Hospital´s Radiotherapy Unit . A ONE NIGHT ALL-STAR FUNDRAISING EVENT !!!!! Main Room : – SKYLINE – BONE IDLE – TOAST – VINYL BEATS Lounge : – PETE HARRIS – GERRY & RIK HEARN – STEVE PICKEN – RONNIE, (more…)

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


    • August 24, 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…)

  • …a tribute to KINGS OF LEON & FOO FIGHTERS


    • August 24, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/somethingfromnothingband/  – Foo Fighters Tribute https://www.facebook.com/KingzofLeon2015/ – KOL Tribute (more…)

  • TIDES OF MAN | Flash Fires | Superdrone | Becky Lombardi


    • August 27, 2017
      7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Tides Of Man is a instrumental indie rock band from Tampa, Fl. Their first album, “Empire Theory” came out on Rise Records in August of 2009. This was followed by their album “Dreamhouse”. They’ve trailed the nation back and forth with bands like of AFI, Karnivool, Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, A Skylit Drive, Of Mice (more…)

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


    • August 27, 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… ALSO… every other Thursday, see the SMJC house quartet burn the house down… these nights are not to be missed!! Join the group for an (more…)

  • SOUTHAMPTON UKULELE JAM REHEARSAL


    • August 28, 2017
      6:30 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


    • August 28, 2017
      8:30 pm - 11:00 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…)

  • ALVVAYS


    • August 29, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    ▬▬▬▬ ALVVAYS ▬▬▬▬ Doors 7.30pm 14+ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Tickets £12 advance available from: www.joinerslive.co.uk – ON SALE 09/06 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ **ALVVAYS ►https://www.facebook.com/ALVVAYS/ Alvvays is a Canadian indie pop/rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2011. The band currently consists of vocalist Molly Rankin, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, guitarist Alec O’Hanley, bassist Brian Murphy, and drummer Phil MacIsaac. Plus (more…)

  • [A NIGHT OF AMERICANA!] James Baxter | Jack Francis | Rich Mayor


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

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  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • August 31, 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…)

  • PAUL YOUNG & FRIENDS [Free entry front lounge show!]


    • August 31, 2017
      8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Paul Young and friends will be performing at The Talking Heads music venue (within the Maple Leaf Lounge). This is a FREE event. For the first time since The Bent Brief, Paul Young will revive his fortnightly appearance at Southampton Modern Jazz Club in the front bar at The Talking Heads! (more…)

  • CURTIS ELLER’S AMERICAN CIRCUS


    • September 5, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    urtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • September 7, 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…)

  • THE SUBHUMANS [80’s Anarchist-Punk Legends]


    • September 8, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Subhumans are an English punk band formed in the Warminster and Melksham area of Wiltshire in 1980. Dick Lucas joined later in the year, having formerly been in another local band, The Mental. Other members had been in The Stupid Humans. The band’s musical style is typically classified as hardcore punk or anarcho-punk. (more…)

  • SMOOVE & TURRELL


    • September 9, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    GEORDIE SOUL POWERHOUSES SMOOVE & TURRELL ARE BACK AHEAD OF THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM CROWN POSADA WITH THE BARNSTORMING NEW SINGLE – YOU COULD’VE BEEN A LADY OUT THIS AUGUST ON JALAPENO RECORDS. They are a breath of fresh air in the often clichéd world of soul bands. The boys make no attempt to sound or (more…)

  • JOHN MURRY | Lucas & King


    • September 12, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    John Murry – A Short History Of Decay   John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, (more…)

  • ORANGE | Slagerij


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

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  • JAMES YUILL | The And Sect | Annie Bush


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

    Essentially a fusion musician, James Yuill combines acoustic elements with digital enhancement to create songs that have helped establish a unique subgenre in alternative and indie pop — namely, folktronica. Yuill created his unique style with an acoustic guitar, vocals, a laptop, and a wide range of influences, taking inspiration from British folk icons like (more…)

  • DORIS & THE DOTS


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

    …featuring members of Doris and the Dots, Ebony Rockers and Night Doctor . Playing their  style of 70s reggae with sound system drum and bass, Loving a Lee Perry Culture and Jah Shaka influence. (more…)

  • SYNTRONIX [80’s Synth Pop Tribute Band]


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

    An evening of the best 80’s music! (more…)

  • TRASH BOAT | Broadside | Homebound


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

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  • THE SEX PISSED DOLLS


    • September 22, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    An all-girl Rock band who exploded onto the scene 2 years ago and have gone from strength to strength. Their impact has been such that they were invited to appear alongside The Happy Mondays & The Buzzcocks on Paul Young’s Yet to be screened TV show Rocktales. They are headlining numerous festivals, played the official (more…)

  • MATCHBOX [Rockabilly]


    • September 23, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Have you ever been to see a band from the 70’s and turned up to find out the only remaining original member was the drummer, singer or bass player? Well, try going along to see Matchbox…. not only will you hear their string of hits from the era, including top tens such as When You (more…)

  • JESS & THE BANDITS


    • September 24, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Jess and the Bandits are back with a brand new album and UK tour. Following a successful couple of years with the release of their debut album ‘Here We Go Again’ the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording what is set to be their most exciting release to date. Having wowed (more…)

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


    • September 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… ALSO… every other Thursday, see the SMJC house quartet burn the house down… these nights are not to be missed!! Join the group for an (more…)

  • JASPER IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS


    • September 27, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Jasper in the Company of Others: live at The Talking Heads Wednesday 27th September £5.00 Advance (Earlybird!) £6.00 General Advance £8.00 on the Door… Hailing from the wilds of Derbyshire & Worcestershire, the collective forces of Jasper In The Company Of Others present an energetic fusion of indie pop at its very finest. Their live performances (more…)

  • VOODOO SIX | SKAM


    • September 28, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Voodoo Six: live at The Talking Heads Thursday 28th September £8.00 Advance Tickets Support from SKAM Voodoo Six UK tour in support of the ‘Make Way For The King’ album Voodoo Six are delighted to announce a tour of the UK in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Make Way For The King’, released via Cadiz (more…)

  • LITTLE LESLEY & THE BLOODSHOTS | The Quantums


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

    Little Lesley & the Bloodshots have been taking the scene by storm with their dangerous twang and high energy live show. Hailing from New York City, they’ve been making waves and making friends around the world with their honest approach to Roots-Rockabilly, with notable appearances at Viva Las Vegas, Nashville Boogie, the Hotrod Hayride (UK) (more…)

  • STACIE COLLINS [Country//Rock]


    • October 1, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Sporting a slam-bang rock ‘n’ roll band and a hard-core honky-tonk wail, Stacie Collins pushes the boundaries of rock, blues and country. A singer-songwriter and a bad-ass harmonica player in the style of Chicago Blues greats Little Walter and James Cotton, Collins has garnered a reputation for her high energy shows, diverse songwriting and unlike (more…)

  • BLESSTHEFALL


    • October 4, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Beau Bokan (lead vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar), Jared Warth (bass/vocals), Matt Traynor (drums), Elliott Gruenberg (guitar) -One of the most respected frontrunners in the metalcore community, Arizona’s Blessthefall has spent years building a strong foundation and a legion of devoted fans throughout their impressive career of over a decade. On Blessthefall’s newest album To Those (more…)

  • THEATRE OF HATE


    • October 5, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    We are very excited to be bringing Theatre of Hate to Southampton! They will be performing live at The Talking Heads venue as part of their UK tour. £15 advance price tickets are on sale now: http://mirrormanshop.bigcartel.com/product/theatre-of-hate-talking-heads-s-oton-october-5th £18 tickets available on the door. In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate from the ashes of (more…)

  • GAZ BROOKFIELD


    • October 6, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician based in Bristol. Since winning Acoustic magazine’s 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, (more…)

  • THE BELLRAYS


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

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  • MEADOWLARK | Tenderlore | Kitty O’Neal


    • October 12, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    MEADOWLARK Delicate, emotional, yet powerful songs, delivered beautifully from the minds of two incredible songwriters. Meadowlark are nothing short of outstanding. Spine tingling live performances, not to be missed! Meadowlarks debut single ‘Eyes Wide’ in 2015 was added to BBC Radio 1’s Introducing playlist, XFM’s evening playlist and featured on Hype Machine’s Top 20. This (more…)

  • THE ESKIES


    • October 15, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality. Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain (more…)

  • FRANCOBOLLO


    • October 18, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • WILLE & THE BANDITS | Claude Hay


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

    WILLE & THE BANDITS Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected (more…)

  • TROJAN w/ Pama International


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

    Following the sellout success of Pama International’s Trojan Records club night & UK tour, the band will be returning in Oct & Nov’17 with their TROJAN songbook show. A show that features the greatest hits of the worlds most iconic reggae label performed by Pama Intl, complete with full string section. Since its launch in (more…)

  • TIGER MOTH TALES | Red Bazar


    • October 29, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    RED BAZAR Red Bazar formed in 2007 with Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on Drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards. The trio released their debut album in 2008, ‘Connections’ which was an instrumental album. It was very well received by the prog world and excellent reviews from around the world. The following (more…)

  • THE LOVELY EGGS | Dan O’Farrell & The Difference Engine


    • November 2, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England. They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules. For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times. (more…)

  • HAWKLORDS


    • November 4, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Following the success of their critically acclaimed 2016 album release “FUSION” which charted at number 31 in The Official UK Top 40 Album Chart (and featured a guest vocal appearance from Kim McAuliffe, of Girlschool), The Hawklords return to the UK tour circuit in 2017 with a new, as yet untitled, album in the pipeline (more…)

  • KYROS | The Parallax Method


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

    Not afraid to take songwriting and musical experimentation to a whole new level by pushing the boundaries. Creating fresh, new and exciting music with influences ranging from eighties pop e.g. Depeche Mode and Kate Bush through to modern post-progressive and alternative rock music such as Muse and Porcupine Tree. KYROS (known as Synaesthesia 2012-2015) formed (more…)

  • VON HERTZEN BROTHERS


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

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  • RUTS DC


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

      The Ruts DC live show consists of songs representing their many phases – the more recent ‘Rhythm Collision Vol.2’ – the critically acclaimed ‘Animal Now’ and of course, classic versions of Ruts songs ‘Babylons’ Burning’,  ‘Staring at the Rude Boys’, ‘Jah War’ and others. The two remaining original Ruts members – Segs Jennings and (more…)

  • THE CLINT BRADLEY BAND


    • November 23, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    With the release of his critically acclaimed western album “Riding After Midnight” in June 2014, Clint Bradley is rapidly establishing himself as a new light in the world of Western music. “Riding After Midnight” has been critically acclaimed both in Europe and in the USA, the original songs that Clint has written for the album (more…)

  • PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES | Guitar Gangsters


    • November 24, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Make no mistake! Peter And The Test Tube babies have written some of the best punk songs ever. In the early ’80s they stood out, above all other bands to emerge, with their tales of the hazards of being young punks in Brighton – “Banned From The Pubs”, “Intensive care”, “Run Like hell”, the list (more…)

  • JOHN OTWAY & THE BIG BAND


    • November 25, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    From the age of 9, John Otway knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister’s Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, when his sister got the latest Bob Dylan album, he knew there (more…)

  • BAD TOUCH | Mollie Marriott


    • December 2, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Following their recent sell-out UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they’ll be undertaking a headline tour in November with special guest Mollie Marriott.   “We’re excited to be taking to the road in November with Mollie,” says Bad Touch’s (more…)

  • J W JONES


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

    JW-JONES RETURNS FOR UK TOUR – NOV/DEC 2017 Since his first UK tour in spring of 2016, JW-Jones has released a new CD called “High Temperature” that won the International Blues Challenge (via Blues Foundation in Memphis). It was named the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Top 10, and has been in the top (more…)

  • SILVERSTEIN


    • December 8, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    It takes numbers to craft a movement out of sound. It takes numbers, and it takes throat, calloused fingers, worn out joints, and a sea of voices singing along. It takes numbers, and it takes work. It takes playing basements and community centres as much as it takes stages, and festivals. It takes years of (more…)

  • MOD/SKA EXTRAVAGANZA


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

    MOD / SKA  EXTRAVAGANZA THE TALKING HEADS     SATURDAY 16th December 2017   BAND BIOGRAPHYS   ORANGE STREET The South Coasts longest established premier Ska and 2 Tone band,Orange Street are the real deal, Ska music by Ska fans. Formed in 1996 and taking their name from the street where it all started Orange Street present (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…)

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RECENTLY MOVED TO A NEW PREMISES IN CENTRAL SOUTHAMPTON

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.