Mark Harrison, 8.30pm, The Tuppenny, Devizes Road, Swindon. Mark Harrison takes elements of Blues and folk, adding his own twist to produce something totally original. With his music, with its memorable tunes and strong and compelling rhythms, Mark is doing something fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of the early blues to produce music totally relevant to the present day. His highly distinctive songs cover a wide range of non-standard topics. They all have something to say or a story to tell. They’ll make you move, make you think, make you smile.

Martin Harley, 7.30pm, The Old Stables, High Street,Cricklade. £15. 01793 295164. Hugely talented Acoustic roots and blues guitarist, Martin Harley. Martin is simply one of the finest blues musicians you are likely to come across and has a reputation for being not only a supremely skilful and expressive musician, but also a fantastic live performer.

Retro Swindon Presents Karaoke Night, 9pm, The Groves Company Inn, 22-23 Fleet Street, Swindon. Free. 01793 480903.

The Blues Band, 7.30pm, Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham. £25. 01225 709887. With Paul Jones brings his top quality Blues Band to town.

Chiseldon Jammers, 8pm, Moonrakers, Cricklade Road, Swindon. Free. 01793 740331. Jam night all musicians welcome. Every Thursday.

Open mic/jam session, 8pm, The Sun, Coate Water, Swindon. Free. 01793 523297. Play or sing or just enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Every Thursday.

Jam Session, 7pm, The Tap & Barrel, Manchester Road, Swindon, 01793 432587. Free


Lads Lads Lads and Rave Against the Regime, 7pm, Colebrook Hall, Towcester Road, Swindon. £4. Special guests Rave Against the Regime! Tickets from the members bar.

Malt Loaf & Glam Star Show, 9.30pm, Swiss Chalet, Chapel Street, Gorse Hill, Swindon. 01793 535610.The greatest hits of Meat Loaf plus all your favourite songs from The Monsters Of Rock performed by International Tribute by Adrian Marx. Followed by a nostalgic trip back to the 70’s Glam Rock Era with GlamStar performing all your favourites.

Richard Durrant Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concert, 8pm, St Nicholas Church, Station Road Baulking, Faringdon. £17. 01367 820282. Richard Durrant A Candlelit Christmas Guitar Concert With special guests Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn on violin.When Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Tour comes to town you know that the festive season has really begun. And Richard Durrant can be trusted to bring a particular Christmas magic, playing seasonal music from the Folk, Pagan and Christian traditions. His show could never be described as a commercial, tinselly affair - instead it is an intriguingly honest blend of wintry acoustic, classical and original music.

Composer and guitarist Richard has recently appeared on BBC Radio3 and BBC6 Music, he’s also played this year at Beautiful Days Festival, Buckingham Palace and countless other venues through the UK and mainland Europe. For his Candlelit Concerts he is joined by the sublime and hugely talented singer/songwriter Amy Kakoura and master fiddler/multi-instrumentalist Nick Pynn.

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Tensheds, 9pm, The Rolleston, 73 Commercial Road, Swindon. 01793 534238.Tensheds real magic lies in his live performances. His audacious showmanship and Rachmaninoff style piano skills, deftly delivers a brand of gritty, heavy, edgy blues/punk, which incorporate elements of this classical background. Plus support from local singer/songwriter Ali Finneran.

Toxic Girls, 9pm, The Tap & Barrel, 115 Manchester Road, Swindon. 01793 321213.Tiff & Sophie will bring you classics from the 1950’s right through to the modern day hits and these girls will get the party started.

Disco, 7pm, The Tap & Barrel, Manchester Road, Swindon, 01793 432587. Free

Karaoke Fridays, 7.30pm, Swiss Chalet, Gorse Hill, Swindon. Free. 01793 535610.


Homer, 9pm, The Messenger, 5 Covingham Square, Swindon. Classic rock covers with a few twists.

Aidan Moore, 9pm, The Cross Keys, 136 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett. 01793 790302. Acoustic solo artist.

Blind Lemon Blues Band, 9pm, The Sun Inn, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon. 01793 523292. Blues, rock, funk, reggae & the odd pop song with a blues-rock twist complemented by the amazing vocals from Simon Pike.

Carols by Candlelight, 6pm, Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon. Adult £5 Child £2. 01793 771080. An old-fashioned twenty-first century evening in the farmyard and the old cowshed, with all the right seasonal ingredients to eat, drink, see, hear, and sing! A roaring fire to keep us warm; Jake and his performing circus crew; the Swindon Scratch Choir to lift our singing spirits; fire jugglers to juggle fire; and cartloads of carols for us all to sing, together.

DAMM, 9pm, Brookhouse Farm, Middleleaze Drive, Swindon. 01793 874223. If you’ve not seen this dynamic duo then you are in for a real treat of some great music covering various genres with a bit of cheesiness thrown in.

Jamie R Hawkins, 9pm, The Tawny Owl, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Swindon. 01793 706 770. Award winning singer songwriter.

Manhattan Nights, 9pm, The Prince of Wales, Coped Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett. 01793 297898. Five-piece band with great lead vocals from Kirsten Kerr that will soon have you up dancing away.

Marlborough Choral Society Christmas Concert, 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Church, High Street, Marlborough. £10 adults, £1 students, under 16s free

New Noise: An Alternative Xmas, 11pm, Level 3, 73 Commercial Road, Swindon. £3. 01793 534238. DJ’s playing emo anthems, pop punk bangers, nu-metal jams & alternative favourites.

Oasish and Stereotonics, 8.30pm, The Victoria, 88 Victoria Road, Old Town, Swindon. £10. 01793 535713. Tribute Oasish are a full five piece band and also play every single song note for note as it is on all of the albums. They have the look, the sound and most of all the ability to make any venue rock to the sounds of one of the most influential bands in history. Stereotonics are now considered by many, as the official tribute to Stereophonics.

Penfold, 9pm, The Blunsdon Arms, Lady Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon.

Saints Of Sin, 9pm, The Waiting Room, 59 Fleet Street, Swindon. Full two hour show.

Sister Sister, Haydon Wick Club, 10 Blunsdon Road, Swindon. 01793 721028.

The Zodiacs, 9pm, The Rolleston, 73 Commercial Road, Swindon. 01793 534238. 1950’s style Rock ‘N’ Roll band


Lazy Sunday Afternoon with Mr Love & Justice & Friends, 3pm, Savernake Hall, Savernake Street, Swindon. £6. With guest performers Light Garden + Jamie R. Hawkins.

The Quireboys Unplugged, 7.30pm, Level 3, 73 Commercial Road, Swindon. £15. 01793 534238. With a sound that harks back to the 70’s heyday of The Faces, Stones, Slade and Mott The Hoople, The Quireboy’s have always remained true to their roots. The boys’ mission is simply to keep the spirit of good time rock ‘n’ roll alive and kicking into the 21st century. Expect stripped back versions of many of their classics and cool vibes.

The Weller Acoustic Project, 3pm, The Plough Inn, 26 Devizes Road, Swindon. 01793 610694


The Magical Music of Christmas, 7.30pm, Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon. £12. 01793 524481. Christmas music, old and new, from classical to pop with Ray Dance and Judith Sharp, joined by talented friends to present a show full of great singing, dancing and music.

Swindon Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm, New Century Club, Gorse Hill, Swindon. 01793 822495. New members welcome.

Mess session, 8.30pm, Beehive, Prospect Hill, Old Town, Swindon. Free. 01793 523187.

Step Out Swindon Covingham Health Walk, 2pm, The St Paul’s Church Centre, St Paul’s Drive, Swindon. Free. 01793 727091. One hour brisk walk in a friendly group to explore the green pathways of the local area followed by tea and biscuits social. Keep fit and healthy and meet new friends in a safe and secure group.


Jazz On The Corner presents: A Tribute To The Crusaders, 8pm, Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon. Free. 01793 524303. With Ian Bateman (trombone), Amy Roberts (flute), Andy Shillingford (Sax) and the rhythm section of Tom Clarke-Hill’s Funk Machine bring a show of classics by The Crusaders including the 1960’s material when they were known as The Jazz Crusaders.

Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society rehearsals, Wroughton Workingmen’s club, Devizes Road, Wroughton.

Every Tuesday between September and June. New members welcome. For more details visit

Wine & Charcuterie Eve, 8pm, The Castle, 28 Prospect Place, Old Town, Swindon. £5 - £15. 01793 523410. Nice food, great vino and smooth tunes.

535185. For children led by teachers experienced in solo work, choral and Musical Theatre.

Jam session, Beehive, Prospect Hill, Old Town, Swindon. 8.30pm. Free.

Open Mic Night, The Queen’s Tap, Station Road, Swindon. Free. 01793 535395. Hosted by Matt Chipperfield, pa provided, everyone welcome.

Hot rockin gospel, 7.30pm, St John’s Church, Whitbourne Avenue, Swindon. £3. 07913816245