September 2013

Saturday Night’s alright for dancin’September 28, 2013


Come down and step back a couple of decades back with us tonight as we party like it’s 1999! DJs 7.30-late playing all the hits from our favourite decade – the 90s baby!! Free entry till 8.30pm//£3 after, dress up and get down!

3 Daft Monkeys – 16th October 2013September 24, 2013

3 Daft Monkeys return with their sixth studio album ‘Of Stones and Bones’ – their most story-led and theatrical album to date; a compelling collection of songs that draws the listener into the bizarre and mysterious world of Cornish tales and superstitions, both ancient and modern. Tim Ashton and Athene Roberts form the heart of the band, and during a break from gigging due to the birth of their son Arlo, Ashton turned his songwriting gaze on his adopted home county of Cornwall. The wild Celtic heritage and folklore of Kernow shines through in these songs, the roots of which delve deep, touching the stones and bones that are the fabric of this epic landscape and its wild and colourful inhabitants. They will be playing tracks from the new album on the their October & November tour dates plus live favourites from their previous studio albums. Catch them here LIVE at The Boileroom on 16th October, tickets on sale here.

“Inventive, focused and thematically pitched around Cornish legends, it’s their folkiest record yet and will surely be the one to establish them, not merely as a great live act, but a very real force in the studio too.”
– Colin Irwin, Spiral Earth

“Joyous spontaneity” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

This week at The Boileroom!September 23, 2013

We have another jam-packed week in store here at The Boileroom!

Tonight, our fellow D.I.Yers will be descending for Craft Club – doors at 7.30pm, all ages and abilities are most welcome! It’s free entry, just a small donation for materials for each month’s craft project, check out some previous makes below:


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Birmingham’s rising stars Superfood will be joining us on Tuesday with support from Habitats and Falling Out Of Love At This Volume. Their first UK headline tour to date, having supported fellow Brums Peace, Splashh, catch these guys in the intimate settings of The Boileroom before they go stellar! Get your tickets in advance here.

Wednesday we’ve got a punktastic line-up for you! The mighty Trails will be headlining the Boileroom! They’ll be releasing their brand new track Desert Sun exclusively at this show, the download code comes in a glass vial – smash and grab to get the track!

Support comes from crazy Norwegian punks Honningbarna – if you caught them here last time at The Boileroom or at The Great Escape this year you know you’d be a fool to miss these guys! Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused ++), producer for their upcoming album, says that ‘Honningbarna is a great – maybe the only – rock n’ roll band in a dying genre. The blazing guitars, furious boy choir, it truly is bliss to take in. Loud.’ They sure do!

Local heroes Miss Vincent and The Wonder Beers will be taking to the stage too, get your tickets in here.

Big things are also expected for Thursday’s headliners Whales In Cubicles, The Sunday Times Culture describes their sound as “a compelling case for a grunge-pop revival … distorted howl of dystopian despair.” – delicious! Joining them are one of our favourite local acts Kielo and newbies Lola . Get your tickets in here.

…If this wasn’t enough to whet your musical whistle, the weekend Tall Ships are back at The Boileroom this Friday! Tickets are nearly sold out for this one so get them while you can here! We have a delicious line-up of locals for you too, with Condors, Safe As Houses, and the delightful if slightly further afield Chalk.

Saturday night we’ll be taking you back to the Nineties! Spinning the best of 90s Britpop, Shoegaze Indie, Hip Hop, and Pop, dress up in your best 90s gear and come on down! £3 entry, 7.30pm – till late

Book your Christmas party at The Boileroom!September 16, 2013

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Tis the season to be merry, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than a Christmas party! Here at The Boileroom we’ll be offering a limited Yuletide package for groups; come and unwind at the venue with live music from our in-house band playing all the hits (and some requests too!); catering from our noodle bar with our new menu, and a special Xmas cocktail list too as well as all our usual fare!

The Deal:

–       Hot Oriental Buffet from our in-house noodle bar

–       Festive puddings: mince pies, Christmas pudding, or cake pops

–       Drinks packages available on request

–       Live band playing a selection of 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and Christmas hits for 2 x 45 minute sets

–       DJ until late

–       Open until 1am

–      £16.95 per person

–     Min. 10 people per booking

–    Free bottle of bubbly if you book your party before 15th October 2013


Drop us an email at , call the office phone on 01483 440022 for more information, or fill out the booking form here.


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Tickets available in advance here, here and here in advance, or on the door from 7.30pm.

In 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T began to play at blues parties and local dances having spent many years under the watchful eye of their father, owner operator of the famous Admiral Bailey Sound. They chose the name Channel One in homage to the legendary Jamaican record label of the same name whose tunes featured heavily in those early selections. Inspired by Bob Marley’s belief in  uniting people through reggae music, Mikey was keen to introduce new people to dub reggae music and started touring around universities, where he secured a solid fan base.

Channel One’s mission is to break down barriers via reggae music, they have achieved this by playing new venues, new festivals and different countries, taking their unique sound to Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey and all over Europe.  Channel One also celebrated 30 consecutive years at the Notting Hill Carnival making them one of the must see soundsystems for attendees to Europes biggest street festival.

2009 saw Channel One embark on their hugely successful national Dub to Dubstep Tour, with financial backing from the Arts Council, via Blackroutes and support from Punch and Vagabondz. Channel One took their sound system to 6 cities, touring alongside Kromestar, RSD and Jazzsteppa, showcasing their dub reggae sound system as part of the tangible heritage behind dubstep.  In 2011, Channel One have been on another tour, this time Dub to Jungle alongside Congo Natty, Tenor Fly, Congo Dubz, Nanci and Phoebe and Klose One.  And finally in 2012 Channel One went on a Jamaica Party tour, celebrating Jamaica’s 50th year of independence – alongside Coki, Mala, Shy FX, The Bug and Flowdan, Top Cat, The Heatwave, General Roots, RoxXxan, Rtkal and Screama.  Finally Channel One have toured with the legendary Twinkle Brothers, a concept put together by Mikey Dread.  These tours have been a great way for Channel One to reach new audiences.

Channel One Sound System were the Red Bull Culture Clash winners in November 2010, beating Skream and Benga, Metalheadz and Soul Jazz.  Channel One competed in the Culture Clash in 2012 at Wembley Arena, against Major Lazer (with Usher and Rita Ora), Boy Better Know and Annie Mac Presents.   Channel One are the first reggae sound system to have taken their sound to Wembley Arena.

Channel One Sound Systems hand built custom speaker stacks provide  a rich heavyweight bass sound which compliments their tight selection of old and new dub reggae classics, all played from a single vinyl deck and accented with echos and sirens. MC Ras Kayleb compliments Mikeys deep draws with Rastafarian chants and song.

Support comes from Kane FM’s Boom and Bass show DJs CJ Dread, Tiger Eye and Squeak Da Rixsta

KFMP:C J Dread’s Boom n Bass Show guests hosts Fire Corner 02.12.12 by Kane Fm on Mixcloud

Done with “Boom and Bust”? The only “Boom” you can trust is the “Boom” that goes “Boom” from the Bass!

Forged and tested in the Fires of “Boom and Bust”, like the Gold in the Blacksmith’s furnace, the Boom and Bass – CJDread, rudeboy rebel Tiger eye and Brother Squeaky Clean – bring you the finest, “free-up-freedom Bass” from the soul in the people at the heart of the community, from the off beat boom of the greatest musical sounds – they bring you the inspiration that’s rocked the nation from generation to generation! From that time to this time – No retreat no surrender… Turn your ears to the sound and your eyes to the screen, we are “Dub to Jungle” and beyond.