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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Zeus Bookings Showcase [Free entry front lounge show]


    • September 19, 2018
      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…)

  • Crown The Empire, Volumes, Coldrain


    • September 19, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Offering a metalcore take on the sound of predecessors like Linkin Park, Crown the Empire fuse electronic ambience with metal catharsis, creating a moody and dramatic sound that sets the Dallas, Texas band apart from its contemporaries. Originally featuring singers Andy Leo and David Escamilla, guitarists Brandon Hoover and Bennett Vogelman, bassist Hayden Tree, keyboard player Austin Duncan, and drummer Brent Taddle, the seven-piece band puts its (more…)

  • Steely Scam


    • September 20, 2018 - September 21, 2018
      7:30 pm - 10:55 pm

    Steely Scam faithfully recreate the original sound of Steely Dan, covering all the classics from their back catalogue of albums, 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 Becker’s music (more…)

  • Tenderlore & Friends


    • September 21, 2018
      7:30 am - 11:00 pm

    Join us for our last ever performance at the Talking Heads! We’ll be accompanied by the wonderful Kitty O’Neal, Lucas & King and the Chateau Bateau Band. These guys are some of our favourite local acts and we’re really excited to share the stage with them and send off this fantastic music venue in style! (more…)

  • Laughter In The Polygon [Free entry front lounge show]


    • September 21, 2018
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Part comedy show, part open mic night at The Talking Heads Pub Southampton. We will be showcasing Southampton’s finest comedians for the community of Southampton. Thank you for your support and God bless – abundance in love, life and prosperity. (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…)

  • Traditional Irish Music Session [Front lounge]


    • September 23, 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 23, 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


    • September 24, 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…)

  • The Candle Club Open Mic


    • September 24, 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…)

  • Lifesigns


    • September 25, 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…)

  • 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: www.joinerslive.co.uk ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ** BEANS ON TOAST — https://www.facebook.com/beansontoastmusic/ 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… http://www.southamptonmodernjazzclub.com THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT…. KEEP LIVE MUSIC ALIVE (more…)

  • www.the1865.com


    • 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. www.the1865.com (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 www.the1865.com 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 www.the1865.com   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. https://soundcloud.com/childcare 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. www.the1865.com (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 www.the1865.com   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 www.the1865.com for more information. (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.