Gigs at the Queens Head are every Sunday and occasional Wednesdays

All gigs are free admission and start at 8.30 pm. Programming consists of National and International touring artists as well as providing a platform for many of the high quality, creative players in the region.

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Sunday 15th May

SP3 consists of guitarists Steve Payne & Lyndon Webb, together with Yarbirds and Nine Below Zero harpman Billy Boy Miskimmin.

Variously described as one of the UK’s most unique and versatile singer/songwriter/guitarists, Steve Payne has graced the stage with legends such as Dr John and BB King  In 2010, Steve teamed up with Paul Hobday, a Westcountry “gun for hire” guitar player to form a powerful duo who have toured extensively in Europe and Ontario, Canada.

Look forward to world class roots, blues and boogie from three of the UK’s finest exponents….
 
 

Sunday 22nd May

The Harrisons

“Local heroes”. A warm welcome back for this original close harmony trio of two guitars and a trombone. They make every tune their own; lots of fun and frivolity coupled with superb playing.

Bob amser yn noson dda!
 
 

Sunday 29th May

Little Rhumba

A welcome back after a couple of years of fallow, Little Rhumba return with their unique brand of rich romantic tunes. Only recently have they re-emerged to share them with the world. Little Rumba’s musicians come from very different musical backgrounds which is why the band presents such a unique blend of styles.
 

Wednesday 1st June

The Plancktone Club presents … Long, Gibbs, Goodyear, Owen

An evening of free-form explorations from Ashley John Long (Double Bass), Phil Gibbs (Guitar), Alex Goodyear (Drums) and Lyndon Owen (Reeds).
 
All four players are know throughout Wales and beyond, stretching the barriers of spontaneous extemporary music. Given the stylistic preferences of the quartet, this should be an evening of intense exploration, using a language that only four people can speak and no-one can understand. Pin your ears back and be part of the discovery.

Wednesday 8th June

Aidan Thorne Trio

More details to follow

Wednesday 20th July

Burum

Welsh “super group” Burum out and about with a new album. Few bands can give traditional Welsh music such sympathetic and exploratory jazz treatment

Check them out at www.burum.org

More details to follow

Wednesday 27th July

Coltrane Dedication – the traditional alternative festival

The barnstorming quintet, inspired by the tunes of the late John Coltrane, present another evening of improvised music, “boldly straying where no band has strayed before”
A collective of musicians who recognise the emotional power of the later music of John Coltrane and use those compositions as their own springboard for creating a powerful, engaging, passioned communication through improvised music.Coltrane Dedication is about taking the spirit of that great movement in music between 1960 and 1967 and laying it out in a 21st century context.
The band attracts major players from throughout South Wales and the South West and on this occasion we have “Monmouth’s own” Lyndon Owen & Daniel Williams (Saxophones), Ashley John Long (Bass), Dave Jones (Piano) & Ian Poole (Drums).

Supported by Music In Monmouth