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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • THE CANDLE CLUB OPEN MIC


    • May 29, 2017
      8:00 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…)

  • DEATH VALLEY GIRLS


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

    Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2013 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, (more…)

  • COURAGE MY LOVE | Halflives


    • May 31, 2017 - June 2, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    We are all built for change and evolution, and Kitchener’s Courage My Love is no exception. These Warped Tour warriors have advanced their sound from feverish guitar-bass-drum pugilism to something more complex, dynamic and striking for their debut InVogue/Warner Music Canada album, Synesthesia. Fans will notice within the very first few bars of “Stereo,” Courage (more…)

  • A FOREIGNERS JOURNEY


    • June 3, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Europe’s top tribute show to the music of FOREIGNER and JOURNEY. With classic hits such as Cold As Ice, Separate Ways, I Want To Know What Love Is, Faithfully, Hot Blooded, Don’t Stop Believin’, Girl Cant Help it, Jukebox Hero, and many more! AFJ are: Matt Black – vocals Ricky Middleton – guitar Paul Flanaghan (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • June 4, 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…)

  • [spunge]


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

    [spunge] has been around for quite a while even though no one really heard of them till early ’98 when they released their debut EP ‘Kicking Pigeons’. Here’s the link for the story so far… http://spunge.co.uk/band/ (more…)

  • MINUS THE BEAR | Joan Of Arc


    • June 11, 2017
      7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    For the past 15 years Minus the Bear have made music on their own terms while carving out their own unique musical world, selling over 500k records in the process and playing to countless sold out crowds along the way. This isn’t to say they’re impervious to outside influence. They’ve borrowed components from a wide (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • June 14, 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…)

  • GRYPHON


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

    Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing – a legendary British band that’s as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it was when the boys last toured, in the 1970s. At that time, no-one could pigeonhole Gryphon. When the first album came out, the band appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and (more…)

  • DOG IN THE SNOW [Lounge Bar]


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

    After touring the whole of 2016 in Fear of Men, Helen Ganya Brown returns with her own project Dog In The Snow and new single Magic (June 15), the first single from her debut LP Consume Me due out later in the year (October 20) on BATTLE WORLDWIDE. Dog In The Snow finds inspiration in the juxtapositions: (more…)

  • DAVID FORD


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

    Award-winning songwriter David Ford tours the UK this summer with his forthcoming album Animal Spirits. Recorded in the US with producer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon), Ford’s fifth solo album perfectly showcases his rare ability to glide between musical styles without compromising authenticity or commitment. This collection of songs continues his fine tradition (more…)

  • JO LONG & THE PURE DROP [Free entry front lounge show!]


    • June 16, 2017
      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…)

  • MAYBE OASIS | Butterfly Collective | Marley Blandford | The Gloves


    • June 17, 2017
      7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    The Op Group Charity Gig is a fundraiser for the Special Educational Needs Charity “The Wildern Opportunity Group”. This June 17th The Op Group are excited to present the brand new Oasis tribute “Maybe Oasis” supported by Marley Blandford, The Butterfly Collective and The Gloves. Great live music at a fantastic venue raising money for (more…)

  • MO THOMAS [Free entry front lounge show!]


    • June 17, 2017
      8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Mo Thomas, legendary Southampton Blues Player, is the master of finger picking guitar and slide guitar on his original 1931 steel National. He has been playing his unique brand of blues roots music, plus his own songs, which are in the story telling tradition. A well  known figure on the Southampton music scene for several (more…)

  • SOUTHAMPTON BUSKERS BALL [Homeless Shelter Fundraiser]


    • June 18, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    An evening of fantastic live entertainment raising funds for the building of a new local homeless shelter. Over an hour of hilarious stand-up comedy followed by live music from some of the regions finest artists all to raise funds for the building of a homeless shelter on the Waterside. More details coming soon… (more…)

  • SOUTHAMPTON JAZZ CLUB [Zoe Schwarz & her 6-piece Blue Commotion]


    • June 20, 2017
      7:15 pm - 10:45 pm

    Welcome to Southampton Jazz Club, one of the oldest continuously-running jazz clubs in the South of England. For over 40 years Southampton Jazz Club has been presenting a superb mix of local, national and international jazz.. Tuesday 20th June Zoe Schwarz and her six piece Blue Commotion (more…)

  • CHANTEL MCGREGOR


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

    Chantel McGregor: live at The Talking Heads Thursday 22nd June £14 Advance Tickets Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her highly anticipated new album, Lose Control, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music. The new album is the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut solo album, (more…)

  • THE ENID


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

    After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre-busting music. Fusing rock, symphonic, electronic and choral elements, there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journey’s End trilogy, The Enid enter the next phase of their evolution with the much-anticipated release of “Resurgency”, which (more…)

  • CALIGULA’S HORSE


    • June 25, 2017
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Named after the prized possession of Rome’s infamous despot, CALIGULA’S HORSE is a progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Channelingthe raw honesty of rock and the skill of progressive metal into a seamless voice at once energetic, grand and forthright, CALIGULA’S HORSE offers devotees of all strains of powerful and progressive music something unique. (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • June 27, 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…)

  • 3 DAFT MONKEYS


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

    “Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2 BEST ALBUM- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Hancock Awards With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through (more…)

  • STONE MERCY | Young Brood | The Borders | Tantive


    • June 29, 2017
      7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

    We’re at The Talking Heads on June 29th for a genre-defying night of local talent. Live music will be provided by the following FIVE exceptional acts! Stone Mercy: 10.35 – close Young Brood: 9.50 – 10.20 The Borders: 9.05 – 9.35 tbc: 8.20 – 8.50 Tantive: 7.35 – 8.05 Come on down and support your (more…)

  • THE FLIKS


    • July 1, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Roll up for the LAST EVER Southampton gig for The Fliks! THE FLiKS are a seven piece band that specialise in covering hits from 1960’s era girl groups and solo artists. The line-up of three female vocals and four piece band strike the perfect balance between authenticity and originality in their effort to capture a (more…)

  • KURT TRAVIS [Full Band] | Andrés


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

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  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • July 6, 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…)

  • BANDEOKE with DAISY & THE WEDDING TOASTERS


    • July 7, 2017
      7:30 pm - 11:30 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-11pm Venue: the new Talking Heads venue at 16-22 The Polygon, Southampton, SO15 2BN We are proud to announce that our charity partner for this bandeoke event is (more…)

  • AFTERGLOW [Tribute to Genesis]


    • July 14, 2017
      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…)

  • MND Charity Night


    • July 15, 2017
      5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Our 4th annual charity night with all proceeds going to the MNDA..The mighty ‘Bu$iness’ will headline the event… Also a very special and emotional performance from a group of guys that knew and performed with my Dad (John Vincent) also Blind man’s Vision will take to the stage and entertain us (you’ll love these guys)..The (more…)

  • DIRT BOX DISCO


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

    Formed from the malfunction of a terrible musical labratory experiment. are you ready to rock n’ roll? website – www.dirtboxdisco.co.uk (more…)

  • MASSIVE | Our Propaganda | Welcome Back Delta


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

    The beer drinking, hell raising, foot on the throttle rock n roll Juggernaut from Melbourne Australia, Massive are storming through the UK this July on the back of their brand new single Calm Before the Storm. Tuesday July 25th see’s Massive along with supports Our Propaganda and Welcome Back Delta hit up Southampton’s Talking Heads. The (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • July 26, 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…)

  • STEELY SCAM


    • July 27, 2017
      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…)

  • BECKY LOMBARDI | Special Guests


    • July 30, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    You’re invited to the launch of Becky Lombardi’s debut EP “Clean Break” at The Talking Heads on Sunday 30th July 2017! TICKETS: £5.50 ONLINE | £7 ON THE DOOR *TICKET LINK: http://www.seetickets.com/event/becky-lombardi/talking-heads/1090709 RUNNING ORDER: 7:00 PM DOORS 7:30 SUPPORT ACT 1 8:15 SUPPORT ACT 2 9:00 HEADLINE SET 1 10:00 HEADLINE SET 2 *SUPPORT TO (more…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • August 9, 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…)

  • JURASSIC MARK PROMOTIONS [Local band showcase]


    • August 16, 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…)

  • DANIEL EAGLE [Album Launch Party] | Ryan Greaves | Erin Gracie


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

    Daniel Eagle will be performing a headline set at The Talking Heads, Southampton to release his new album. Tickets – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/zeus-bookings Plus Support – Ryan Greaves Music Erin Gracie More TBC (more…)

  • MAURICE DICKSON | The Velvet Doonicans


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

    You could be forgiven for asking yourself: “Now where have I seen that face before? “Truth is, if you have been floating around Europe for the past 15 years or so, you might well have seen Maurice Dickson, if it was Monday, it must have been Germany …or was it Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, France, (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…)

  • 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…)

  • 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 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…)

  • 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…)

  • 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…)

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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.