June 2013

Coming Up at The BoileroomJune 24, 2013

We’ve had a flurry of newly-announced shows here at the venue, here’s a round-up of everything that’s coming up at The Boileroom!

Temples will be taking to the stage this October 3rd, having recently played with The Vaccines UK Arena tour, they released their latest single Colours To Life via Heavenly Recordings today! Tickets are now onsale for this one but are already going fast!

Idiom and The Smoking Hearts are also coming back here this September 19th as part of their joint headline tour! Those who caught Idiom here back in March or at the many festivals they’ve played already this year (Takedown, Download, Redfest) will know their live show is immense! The Smoking Hearts know how to party too! Kerrang describes them as “boasting enough power to raise the dead and begs to be blasted at neighbour-bothering levels.” This show is going to be off the chain!

Frank Hamilton will also be back as part of his headline tour this October 6th! A rising star, tickets are already selling thick and fast for this one so get in there quick!

Band of Brothers Drenge  will also be making an appearance on 16th September:

as well as 3 Daft Monkeys this October 16th (tickets onsale Wednesday 26th June) and so many more we’re running out of room!

Our full listings can be found at www.theboileroom.net/listings


The Boileroom 7th Birthday Party with special guests Fleetwood Bac!June 14, 2013


The Boileroom turns 7years old this September, celebrating 7 years of independence! We like to celebrate in style, and this year is no exception!

Now in its’ seventh year, Guildford’s most established and respected independent live music venue books an eclectic and varied programme of music and events. A 300 capacity venue, The Boileroom has a national presence as a destination venue for emerging touring acts aswell as well-established stalwarts like Ed Sheeran, Kate Nash, The Bronx, First Aid Kit and The Blockheads, all at affordable prices.
An in-house noodle bar provides hot, freshly prepared dishes served from the bar, along with bar snacks and an extensive drinks menu.
The Boileroom works with the local community; curating a stage at Magic Summer Live 2013, and the Guildford Beer Festival; as well as curating The Boileroom Stage at Redfest 2013; hosting The Big Draw, and monthly Craft Clubs with the Guildford Spike W.I. The Boileroom is the first port of call for fans of music and the arts to come and visit.
This year’s party sees Fleetwood Bac, the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick ‘Rumours’ line-up.

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, such as: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain – the list goes on!

‘ Keep up the good work! Much luck.’ – Mick Fleetwood
‘Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you.’ – Bob Brunning, original Fleetwood Mac bass player, and author of ‘Fleetwood Mac: Rumours And Lies’
‘Stevie looks fabulous… Lindsey’s act is well sussed… Mick is entertaining to watch throughout… Christine is unbelievably accurate… first-rate.’ – Martin Celmins, Peter Green’s official biographer
‘Musical archaeologists reconstruct their favourite rock mammoth with painstaking accuracy.’ – The Times
Plus many more special guests TBA! We’ll be re-living the Woodstock era of Peace and Love, if you’re coming down to the party – put flowers in your hair!

Not only is the 7th Birthday party a great excuse for a good ol’ knees-up, it’s also our way of saying thank you to our local community for supporting us for all these years, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Tickets available here and here.

Discover New Music at The Boileroom…June 13, 2013

Next week is going to be a busy one! Here at The Boileroom we like to keep the mix of genres eclectic, from established acts to rising stars – and June and July this year are no exception!
Next Tuesday we have Indie upstartst Hoodlums in with support from Run Young Lovers. For fans of Young Kato, the band also appeared on Made In Chelsea! Having built a loyal community of fans through playing gigs, the hard graft of London based Hoodlums has paid dividends with sold out headline shows at The Social, The Lexington, Barfly, The Queen of Hoxton and Cargo.

…If you like your music bluesy, you’re going to love the whiskey-soaked tones of Marcus Bonfanti next Thursday 20th June, Classic Rock magazine gave his 3rd LP the prestigious title of blues album of the month, saying “With a voice like sand & glue, a punchy guitar technique & stockpile of careworn tales, his appeal becomes unisex. Highlights are plentiful.”

In July, Irish indie-folkers Raglans will be coming down Tuesday 16th July to coincide with their first UK single Digging Holes being released! Hot Press describes their sound as “The sounds currently flooding my ear canals are so goddamn cheerful. With their charging guitars and all-conquering ‘Da Da Da’ refrains, The Raglans certainly recall the golden era of indie rock, particularly bands like Dirty Pretty Things and The Pigeon Detectives.”

…and finally (for now!) something a little more subdued, but no less dramatic – the wonderful Nadine Shah will be playing here at The Boileroom on Tuesday 23rd July. Fans of BBC6 Music will no doubt know her moving single Dreary Town, lead track from her debut EP Aching Bones that took our breath away last year. BBC Manchester gave her live performance high praise ‘If all live debuts were as breathtaking as Nadine Shah’s then the walls of the music industry as we know it would crumble to dust, and in their place proud palaces of hope and beauty would spring forth.’ This is one rising star not to be missed!

Tickets for all our live shows can be found direct from the website at www.theboileroom.net/listings; www.wegottickets.com, www.seetickets.com, or if you live locally, direct from the bar!

Rose Coloured Interview Freeze The AtlanticJune 10, 2013

Ahead of their first show here with us as promoters on 29th June, ace music blog Rose Coloured interviewed their headliners Freeze The Atlantic!

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Interview answered by Andy Gilmour – Guitar (A) and Tom Stevens – Guitar (T)

  How has the recent tour of the north and Scotland gone, what were the highlights?

A We were very humbled that people came out to see us up north as we have never been able to go that far up before for various reasons. They were all wicked but the two Scottish shows were something else…amazing.
T – The tour was awesome, particularly the Scottish dates – can’t wait to go back to Glasgow & Edinburgh!

 Are you looking forward to playing a local gig again, are they different to playing far-flung corners of the country?

A – It is always nice to play local shows and we are lucky we have some good venues to play in. :-)
T – Crowds are different everywhere you go, but it’s always cool to come back home and play to some familiar faces!

What are your plans once you have played your couple of south dates?

A – We want to get back to writing a new album so we are going to crack on with that with a few festival shows coming up as well.
T – Yeh, we’re writing a lot at the moment for our second record, which we can’t wait to record and looking forward to playing some ace festivals this summer.

We have seen your name mentioned with some great summer festivals, where are you playing and which are you most looking forward to?

A – We are doing 2000 trees, Truck, Redfest and Betafest which are all cool. I think I am looking forward to 2000 Trees a lot as we had a great time there last year.
T – Also looking forward to 2000 Trees but have heard good things about the others too!

Any advice you’d give other local bands just starting out?

A – Just to keep working on songs as having great songs is the springboard to shows and attention. Also play as many shows as you can as that builds band confidence.
T – I’d echo Andy on this, good songs are so important – get out there and play to new people too!

Why should people come to the Boileroom show?

A – There will be loads of great local bands playing and us… Aww
T – And we’ll be playing some brand new material as well as all the hits 😉 it’s basically gonna be rad

Freeze The Atlantic will be headlining, with support from The Timing, TwoThirtyTwo, and Parachute For Gordo, tickets are £5adv. direct from the website.

Surrey Sessions Stage 2013June 6, 2013

Applications for the competition have all been gathered in, the shortlist has been handpicked by ACM, Anderton’s and us here at The Boileroom, and the full local showcase line-ups will be announced shortly! A big thank you to everyone that entered; remember all three local showcases held here at The Boileroom are free entry – come on down and check out some of the talented folk this town has to offer!

Speaking of talented local folk – The Crosstown Trio will be holding their EP launch party here at The Boileroom on 12th July. After supporting such musical greats as Willy Mason, The Blockheads, Dr Feelgood, and The Jam, as well as making waves at this year’s BBC Young Folk Awards – the group have put together their long-awaited debut EP Coming & Going, produced by Jolyon Thomas (Daughter, M83).

Tickets for Funeral For A Friend this Friday 7th June and Lewis Watson on Wednesday 19th June have now SOLD OUT, with Pete Doherty, Ghostpoet and David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan close to selling out too! Tickets for all our shows are available online at theboileroom.net/listings, www.wegottickets.com, and www.seetickets.com. Or direct from the venue – just ask at the bar!