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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • SOUTHAMPTON JAZZ CLUB [The Brandon Allen Quartet]


    • November 21, 2017
      7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

    Tuesday 21st November – The Brandon Allen Quartet Tribute to Gene Ammons Brandon Allen – tenor, Ross Stanley – piano/organ Arnie Somogy – basses, Matt Home – drums (more…)

  • KOBRA & THE LOTUS | Brutai


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

    Launched in 2009, Kobra And The Lotus is the lifeblood and passion of Canadian vocalist Kobra Paige. Eight years into their journey, the band has gone through significant changes in sound and personnel to the point that they were able evolve and create what is easily the strongest album in the Kobra And The Lotus (more…)

  • Jigfoot Album Launch


    • November 22, 2017
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Jigfoot are more usually found playing where people are dancing: ceilidhs, barn dances, step dance sessions. For this evening, though, we’ll be playing music from our new album in the intimate and atmospheric surroundings of the Maple Leaf Lounge. The evening will feature our own arrangements of traditional dance tunes played with style, attitude 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…)

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


    • November 24, 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…)

  • 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…)

  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION [Front lounge]


    • November 26, 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 WORRY DOLLS


    • November 26, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Worry Dolls are a tenacious female duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, who met in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Rosie joined Zoe’s band as a (more…)

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


    • November 26, 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…)

  • THE CANDLE CLUB OPEN MIC


    • November 27, 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…)

  • TANKUS THE HENGE | Mad King Ludwig & The Mojo Co. | Skaraman


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

    They’re baaaaaack!!! Do Tankus the Henge need an introduction?!! Tankus the Henge are the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats. Foot to the floor, blindfold on, smoking oil and gasoline (more…)

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


    • November 30, 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…)

  • Beats & Swing presents… MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER


    • December 1, 2017
      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    £10 advance tickets, available from… https://book.events/beatsandswing   Beats & Swing present Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer With guests Wren Fugitive Orchestra Tom Mayhem The Philosipha Wesley Brown The Talking Heads, Southampton Friday December 1st 2017 £10adv (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…)

  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION [Front lounge]


    • December 3, 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…)

  • PROGSPAWN


    • December 3, 2017
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    A night of winter colour featuring the music of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Camel and more together with original material from alt-rockers Quiet Wish. All profits in support of Cancer Research and Macmillan nursing. (more…)

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


    • December 3, 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 4, 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 4, 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…)

  • CHAINSKA BRASSIKA | The Bobonboboffs


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

    This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. Over the last year the band has reached new heights by winning the ‘World Reggae Contest’, supporting UK legends Madness on their Grandslam UK Stadium tour, playing at a host (more…)

  • J W JONES | Chicago 9


    • 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…)

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


    • December 8, 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…)

  • CHRISTMAS TRIBSTRAVAGANZA – Foo Forgers | Paramore (Or Less) | Cydonia Knights


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

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  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION [Front lounge]


    • December 10, 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 10, 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…)

  • THE CANDLE CLUB OPEN MIC


    • December 11, 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…)

  • 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 BILLET DOUX


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

    Polly and the Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, the genre-defying quartet Polly and the Billets Doux boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N’ Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. They have a solid reputation and extensive history of headline tours up and down (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…)

  • 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…)

  • 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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  • 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…)

  • 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…)

  • 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 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…)

  • 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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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.