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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • The Blag It! Theatre Company present to you ‘The Pirates of Portswood’ in ‘Carry on up the Solent’


    • April 19, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Blag It! Theatre Company present to you ‘The Pirates of Portswood’ in ‘Carry on up the Solent’ In short… the Pirates are after the treasure, The Navy are after the Pirates, Constance is looking for her lost love, the Barkeep just wants his bar bill paid & Roger, well, Roger has his own agenda. With (more…)

  • The Blag It! Theatre Company present to you ‘The Pirates of Portswood’ in ‘Carry on up the Solent’


    • April 20, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Blag It! Theatre Company present to you ‘The Pirates of Portswood’ in ‘Carry on up the Solent’ In short… the Pirates are after the treasure, The Navy are after the Pirates, Constance is looking for her lost love, the Barkeep just wants his bar bill paid & Roger, well, Roger has his own agenda. With (more…)

  • Steve Picken [Free entry lounge show]


    • April 20, 2018
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Steve was initially inspired by the guitar sound and technique of great blues/rock guitarists Gary Moore, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani. These styles were embraced and developed within bands from an early age, performing at schools, colleges and charity events. As his playing progressed, Steve embraced the acoustic guitar and began to apply techniques taken (more…)

  • Sciolto Afternoon Concerts [Saxophone Ensemble]


    • April 21, 2018
      3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Sciolto is a new afternoon concert series, featuring classical musicians from Southampton. Family friendly concerts for those needing a classical break. Teas, coffees and cakes available. All four members of Momentum graduated from the University of Southampton (Music at Southampton), UK, where they studied under Dr. Angela Space. They are all now students at top (more…)

  • The Blag It! Theatre Company present to you ‘The Pirates of Portswood’ in ‘Carry on up the Solent’


    • April 21, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Blag It! Theatre Company present to you ‘The Pirates of Portswood’ in ‘Carry on up the Solent’ In short… the Pirates are after the treasure, The Navy are after the Pirates, Constance is looking for her lost love, the Barkeep just wants his bar bill paid & Roger, well, Roger has his own agenda. With (more…)

  • Jo Long & The Pure Drop [Free entry front lounge show!]


    • April 21, 2018
      8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Full band show in the Maple Leaf Lounge! They play a mix of their own original material and interpretations of traditional songs, with a few obscure covers thrown in for good measure! Jo has performed and recorded solo, as part of the Arnie Cottrell band, 21stCentury Beatnik and Derrin Nauendorf, as well as session work. Don (more…)

  • Traditional Irish Music Session [Front lounge]


    • April 22, 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]


    • April 22, 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… http://www.southamptonmodernjazzclub.com THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT…. KEEP LIVE MUSIC ALIVE (more…)

  • Southampton Ukulele Jam Rehearsal


    • April 23, 2018
      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…)

  • OUT-TAKE Ensemble [Free entry front lounge show]


    • April 23, 2018
      8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    OUT-TAKE Ensemble return to the Talking Heads for another concert of contemporary and experimental music. The programme will include Linda Catlin Smith’s ethereal ‘Drifter’ for electric guitar and piano, Oliver Sellwood’s ‘Kollmanskop’ for tuba and electronics, a world premiere performance of Alexander Glyde-Bates’ ‘Snare Dance’ for dancing and speaking percussionist, and some exciting instrumental solos (more…)

  • The Candle Club Open Mic


    • April 23, 2018 - April 30, 2018
      8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    If you think you may be able to entertain by playing an instrument, singing, reciting poetry, monologues, juggling, whatever, but have never been given the chance… well you have now! Come and entertain ‘The Candle Club’ Each ‘act’ gets 10 minutes on stage (8 minutes plus 2 minutes to set-up) which is timed by traffic (more…)

  • Joseph Limburn Ensemble [Free entry lounge show]


    • April 24, 2018
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Talking Heads Jazz Month presents the Joseph Limburn Ensemble. *Latin* *Funky* *Flunky* As a professional jazz bassist, Joe has played with various jazz artists over the years and continues to perform with great some great names and bands as well as performing in his own jazz trio! Ray Shea (Keys) Lee Goodall (Sax/Fl) Trevor Walker (Trumpet) Eddy White (Guitar) (more…)

  • PS_PERRYSTONE HILL (Free entry front lounge show)


    • April 25, 2018
      8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    PS_ Perrystone Hill Acoustic guitars, harmonica, sax, flute and vocals… performing classic and original numbers in a virtuosic and lighthearted style. “Musical mayhem from 3 maestros – stunning entertainment!” Steve Pitt, The Cellars, Eastney. “Musical mayhem from 2 maestros and Martin!” Jamie Mathieson, The Concorde Club. “Oh my god… you guys are brilliant!” Lance Maleski (more…)

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


    • April 26, 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…)

  • Hotter Than Hell [a tribute to Kiss] | Something for Nothing [Foo Fighters]


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

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


    • April 27, 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…)

  • The Uplifter


    • April 28, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Where the Story Begins… This story begins the year 2003, in the city of Southampton, UK. After unknowingly saying “yes” to perform at an ‘open record decks’ event in Southampton at the age of 19, Tom ‘Uplifter’ Earwaker brought along some percussion, a small box of Reggae, Dub & Ska LP’s and a pair of Walkman headphones. That night ignited a spark which not only led to The Uplifter subsequently later becoming a well respected part of the UK Reggae (more…)

  • Hobgoblin Music Folk Session [Free Entry Lounge Show]


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

    A Folktastic musical showcase brought to you by the U.K no.1 Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists ! This event will be hosted in the Maple Leaf bar at the The Talking Heads Venue. The Event is free entry !! So how is this Folktastic event run you ask? The evening consist of 3 acts playing (more…)

  • Traditional Irish Music Session [Front lounge]


    • April 29, 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…)

  • Blue Orchids


    • April 29, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Blue Orchids have recently released their latest album, The Once And Future Thing, which shows Martin Bramah’s songwriting to be as strong and diverse as ever, from the powerful opener “Good Day to Live” to the delicate and sensitive “Rosy Hours” and the twisted English city blues of “Motorway.” Backing Bramah live is a new (more…)

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


    • April 29, 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… http://www.southamptonmodernjazzclub.com THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT…. KEEP LIVE MUSIC ALIVE (more…)

  • Carousel Kings | Home Wrecked | Reckless Intentions | Stable Youth


    • April 30, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Eventide Management Presents: Carousel Kings, Home Wrecked, Reckless Intentions and Stable Youth Monday 30th April at The Talking Heads, £7 Advanced Ticket Link: http://eventidemanagement.bigcartel.com/product/ck-hw-southampton (Show E-mail on Arrival) Carousel Kings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpOhloXjY-A Home Wrecked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NULuYlFrz0 Reckless Intentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeCXC47bvLI Stable Youth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEVOjZLzShU (more…)

  • The Candle Club Open Mic [Front Lounge]


    • April 30, 2018
      8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    If you think you may be able to entertain by playing an instrument, singing, reciting poetry, monologues, juggling, whatever, but have never been given the chance… well you have now! Come and entertain ‘The Candle Club’ Each ‘act’ gets 10 minutes on stage (8 minutes plus 2 minutes to set-up) which is timed by traffic (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • May 1, 2018
      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…)

  • 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…)

  • Lifesigns


    • May 6, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Members  of Lifesigns feature: John Young (keys & vocals) Jon Poole (bass & vocals) Frosty Beedle (drums & perc) Niko Tsonev (guitars & vocals) Steve Rispin (engineering and production). Lifesigns recording features John, Frosty, Steve and the masterful Nick Beggs (bass, chapman stick & vocals) Guests: Steve Hackett (guitars) Jakko Jakszyk (guitars) Thijs Van Leer (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • May 10, 2018
      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 Sweetchunks Band


    • May 11, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    The Sweetchunks Band are a Southampton based eccentric comedy outfit, performing bastardised versions of songs that you know and brilliant versions of songs that you don’t. They are known for their ability to entertain any audience with a fun, engaging performance that leave people smiling, dancing and humming the tunes for hours afterwards. The Sweetchunks (more…)

  • Bandeoke with Daisy & The Wedding Toasters


    • May 12, 2018
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    It’s Bandeoke with Daisy & The Wedding Toasters – Karaoke with a live band! Tickets £6pp on the door Ages 14+ Doors open at 8pm Bandeoke from 8.30pm-11.30pm Venue: the new Talking Heads venue at 16-22 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN For bookings and information on the featured band please visit www.theweddingtoasters.co.uk or alternatively message us (more…)

  • Southampton Jazz Club [Sandy Suchodolski Trio]


    • May 15, 2018
      7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

    Established in 1974 the club is one of the longest continuously-running jazz clubs in the South of England. For more than 40 years Southampton jazz Club has been inviting renowned and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to play on stage for those who like to hear their jazz in a live setting. We have been presenting (more…)

  • Steely Scam


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

    Steely Scam faithfully recreate the original sound of Steely Dan, covering all the classics (see current set list on the Media page) they promise a performance second to none, not only for Steely Dan fans but for all music lovers and musicians. More than just another tribute band, these superb musicians recreate the intricacies of Fagen and (more…)

  • UK SUBS


    • May 18, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    With 2016 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976. Starting out as The (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…)

  • AFTERGLOW [Tribute to Genesis]


    • May 25, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    The idea behind Afterglow is to cover the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. The earlier Gabriel period is well supported by numerous tribute bands but there isn’t much opportunity to hear those later tracks that are equally popular with most Genesis fans. Afterglow are not the kind of tribute act (more…)

  • Tantz: Hard Hitting Klezma


    • May 26, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    “Tight delivery, responsive playing and creative improvisation … this is not the first time anyone has pushed the boundaries of klezmer, but I have not heard anything quite like this …” 4**** – (Songlines) “Prepare to dance till it nearly does you in” (Alan Raw – BBC Radio) Over the last few years, Leeds’ based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz (more…)

  • Heidi Vogel


    • May 29, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Talking Heads Jazz Month presents an intimate night of jazz featuring Heidi Vogel. Heidi Vogel – Levo is a vocalist from London and the lead singer for The Cinematic Orchestra and has toured with the band for over the past 12 years. She appears on the album “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” She performed with the (more…)

  • Tequila Mockinbyrd & Renegade Twelve


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

    No lemon. No salt. No chaser. Melbourne’s Tequila Mockingbyrd are a shot of straight up rock n roll packing a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after-party.  Comprised of Louisa Baker (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jacinta Jaye (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Josie O’Toole (Drums, Backing (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • May 31, 2018
      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 Nightingales + Cravats


    • June 1, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    NIGHTINGALES There are drum and guitar bands and then there is the Nightingales, dwarfing the rest, unmatched and utterly underrated in both musical originality and stylistic innovation. – ROCK N REEL ***** The consummate sore thumbs of pop. – SUNDAY EXPERIENCE Heartening evidence of the British art of mentally transforming ennui and chagrin into something (more…)

  • Multi Story & The Tirith


    • June 3, 2018
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    MULTI STORY After successfully releasing 2 albums in the 80’s (East/West & Through Your Eyes) and touring with the likes of Magnum and other name acts, Multi Story triumphantly returned in 2016 with their 3rd studio album Crimson Stone and an extensive UK tour to support it, playing many well respected venues and festivals. Multi (more…)

  • A Foreigner’s Journey


    • June 9, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Well known all over the World, Foreigner and Journey are giants of the genre best known as Adult Orientated Rock and have been huge draws as live acts since forming in the 1970’s. The two bands have achieved massive commercial and critical success and both sold in excess of 80 million albums, their supreme musical (more…)

  • Lucid


    • June 10, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Creedence Clearwater Review


    • June 15, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Comprising of a power packed 2 hour show, Creedence Clearwater Review take you on a swamp Rockin’ musical journey through the years of C.C.R, Up Around The Bend, down by the Green River and through the bayou country landscape that is the career of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The show is split into (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…)

  • Southampton Jazz Club [Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet]


    • June 19, 2018
      7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

    Established in 1974 the club is one of the longest continuously-running jazz clubs in the South of England. For more than 40 years Southampton jazz Club has been inviting renowned and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to play on stage for those who like to hear their jazz in a live setting. We have been presenting (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • June 20, 2018
      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…)

  • Haze [40th Anniversary]


    • June 24, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Legendary Sheffield band Haze celebrate 40th anniversary of music making! Sheffield progressive rockers Haze celebrate 40 years of making music this Summer with two anniversary shows at the Greystones, Sheffield on Saturday 23rd June and Talking Heads, Southampton on Sunday 24th June. Both shows will be recorded for CD & DVD release. The shows will (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • June 27, 2018
      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 Cureheads


    • June 29, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Cureheads were formed in 1990. The band played its first show in Stockholm in July 1990 at Frietzfronten in St. Eriksgatan 89, an underground bar owned by a Swedish political party, and played its first large headline show at the WGT in 1995. Then known as Fat Bob & The Cureheads. The band has (more…)

  • Bandeoke with Daisy & The Wedding Toasters


    • June 30, 2018
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    It’s Bandeoke with Daisy & The Wedding Toasters – Karaoke with a live band! Tickets £6pp on the door Ages 14+ Doors open at 8pm Bandeoke from 8.30pm-11.30pm Venue: the new Talking Heads venue at 16-22 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN For bookings and information on the featured band please visit www.theweddingtoasters.co.uk or alternatively message us (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • July 12, 2018
      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…)

  • Senser


    • July 13, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Motor Neurone Disease Association Fundraiser (Part V)


    • July 14, 2018
      5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Our 5th annual MNDA charity night with 3 great acts to entertain us with all proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease association. Opening the night will be the Brilliantly talented Katie-Louise Ball, followed by a special group of musicians that MND has affected all knowing my dad who passed away due to this brutal (more…)

  • Southampton Jazz Club [Southampton Jazz Youth Orchestra]


    • July 17, 2018
      7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

    Established in 1974 the club is one of the longest continuously-running jazz clubs in the South of England. For more than 40 years Southampton jazz Club has been inviting renowned and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to play on stage for those who like to hear their jazz in a live setting. We have been presenting (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • July 25, 2018
      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…)

  • Franck Carducci | That Joe Payne


    • July 26, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    FRANCK CARDUCCI The first album « Oddity » was full of promises for the start of an epic journey but it is on stage where he starts to carve his signature – costumes, make-up, psychedelic atmospheres, humour and sensuality. Yes, you think of Genesis, of Alice Cooper and David Bowie, of Led Zeppelin and Pink-Floyd (more…)

  • Jaya The Cat


    • August 8, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Jaya the Cat will take you out on a night out, and things will for sure get weird. You will dance, laugh, and sing along at the top of your lungs even if you really can’t sing, and all your friends know it and love you nevertheless. You will find yourself tapping your foot and (more…)

  • Kiss The Gun


    • August 9, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    KISS THE GUN is an exciting and talented five-piece band. We’re signed to 3Ms Music and in August 2017 we recorded our debut album, Nightmares; we’re now promoting its release. DAVE SOUTH – Bass Guitar GERRY HEARN – Lead Guitars GRAHAM EXTON – Rhythm Guitar NADIN ZAQARYAN – Vocals ROB TAYLOR – Drums Social media (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • August 16, 2018
      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…)

  • Courtney Marie Andrews


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

    Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. That’s nothing new for Andrews, though. She’s been touring relentlessly since leaving her Arizona hometown at 16. It’s a life that inspired much of her 2017 breakthrough album, Honest Life. While (more…)

  • This Winter Machine & Servants of Science


    • August 26, 2018
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    This Winter Machine formed in mid 2016 after a series of ads led to jams that quickly turned into writing sessions. Members have shared a stage with artists as diverse as Marillion and Uriah Heep, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and Uli Jon Roth. The debut album ‘The Man Who Never Was’ was released in Jan 2017 (more…)

  • Jurassic Mark Showcase [Local band showcase]


    • August 30, 2018
      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…)

  • Peter & The Test Tube Babies


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

    PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES remain indestructible. In 1978 the 17 year old punks Peter Bywaters and Derek “Del“ Greening founded PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES in the small town of Peacehaven near Brighton. After a couple of rehearsals they made their first recording ‘Elvis Is Dead’ which appeared on the Vaultage ‘78 (more…)

  • The Far Meadow & Quiet Wish


    • September 16, 2018
      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    CentralSouthProgressive rock are pleased to present the return of The Far Meadow and Quiet Wish after their last successful visit ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ The Far Meadow is a five-piece symphonic progressive rock band from London. With the recent addition of Marguerita Alexandrou’s distinctive vocals, the band forges an impressive array of musical textures provided by Eliot Minn’s (more…)

  • Lizzie & The Banshees


    • September 22, 2018
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Lizzie and the Banshees are the UK’s premier and most authentic tribute band to Siouxsie and the Banshees at the height of their success, providing that raw intensity the Banshees had, that revolutionised the music industry. Performing all over the UK and Europe since forming in 2012 and the band have been touring ever since. (more…)

  • Corky Laing Plays Mountain


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

    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 released his solo album “Making it on the Streets” that is often cited as an overlooked pioneer of AOR. In the (more…)

  • The Lake Poets **Rescheduled from April**


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

    The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland. Inspired by artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, Villagers, Feist, Van Morrison, Fionn Regan, John Martyn, Wilco, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Described as ‘Quietly Devastating’, ‘Accomplished (more…)

  • Mark Chadwick [Frontman of The Levellers]


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

    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 over 25 years.Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites and have cemented their cherished status with headline performances  at Glastonbury, Isle (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. www.the1865.com (more…)

  • Soft Machine


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

    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 joined by sax, flute and keyboard player Theo Travis. (more…)

  • Beltane Fire


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

    BELTANE FIRE was formed out of a desire to create something truly different, to take a melting pot of musically influences and forge them all in to one unmistakable and instantly recognisable force. The reason for the name of the band was simple, it signified a fresh start! That and a desire to create a (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.