Monday 12th April
Colchester Arts Centre – Colchester Folk Club: The Askews Sisters
The Bull – Jam Night
The Fat Cat – Open Mic Night
The Twist – Sorry And The Sinatras, Zen Motel, Eureka Machines, Hi Jack

Tuesday 13th April
River Lodge – Open Mic Night
The Bull – Candlelit Live Lounge: Black Cat Bone
V Bar – One Stop Rock (It’s Not For Chavs): a night of Rock, Alternative, Metal

Wednesday 14th April
Hole In The Wall – Deranged! Rock Night with DJ Griz (THE BIG LICK)
The Bull   – Open Mic Night
The Twist – Plug & Play Showcase: False Dawns, The Ends, Forgetting The Fallen

Thursday 15th April
The Bull (Main Bar) – Junkyard Aliens
The Twist – Happy Tissues, Hazzard, Jordan & Will
Twisters – DJ Gilly and Toss The Boss!
V Bar – Mad Mix Thursday: DJ Chrissy Bleed

Friday 16th April
Molly Malones – Earth Girls Are Easy
O’ Neill’s – Scooby
River Lodge – The 633, Fagan
Roberts Live Music Bar – Spooky
Silk Road – Funky Fridays: UK Funky, RnB, Hip Hop, Bashment
The Bull (Main Bar) – Stiff In the Morning
The Bull (The Music Room) – Hokie Joint
The Twist – This Blank Page, These Ghosts, Benjamin Bloom
Twisters – Live Music TBA
V Bar – New for Old Fridays: DJ Sam Leppard
Slack Space – Opening Night of ‘The Space’ on Queen Street with Lady Bird & The Larks
What? Bar – Soundcheck: DJs Quicklung, Seffi B, Roachie. Matthathat, Huffle – powered by eCLECTIC mEDICINAL sYSTEM

Saturday 17th April
Layer Fox – Family day from 12 midday: Ladybird And The Larks, Marsh Monsters, Cut Loose, Stone The Crows
Molly Malones – Cemetery Gates: Rock & Metal Night – DJs Steevi, Danni, The Sinister Minister
O’ Neill’s – SOUL’d Out
Roberts Live Music Bar – 60s-70s Night: DJ Phil Terry
Silk Road – I ♥ House
The Bull  (Main Bar) – Repetoire Dogs
The Bull    (The Music Room) – Essex Rocks at The Bull: Cav OK, The Kuru Smile, Crazy Eight
The Fat Cat – The Kipling Conspiracy
The Quayside Bar – Cover Station
The Twist – While She Sleeps, The Ocean Between Us, Echoes Fall, Raise The Sales
Trotters Bar – Housework
Twisters – DJ Gilly
V Bar – DJ Sam Leppard

Sunday 18th April
Colchester Arts Centre – Bowling For Soup (Acoustic), Bob Schneider (Gig Sold Out)
Stanway Rovers FC – Colchester Jazz Club: Barry Palser’s Chosen Six



I’m   looking to get as many as people involved in Colchester in Bloom. Not just green fingered types but people who are prepared to do something to turn some of Colchester’s grot spots into hot spots.

He got Rage to Christmas No 1 now Jon Morter’s at it again, this time in support of Record Store Day.
Purchase your copy of Rolling Stones’ single Plundered My Soul on Friday 16th April for the quickest chart campaign in history!!/group.php?gid=138205400789

Explore exciting ideas at Café Scientifique this  Wednesday at Love Bistro in The Minories

Are you up for a Zombie Photo Shoot in Colchester on Saturday?

Catch an exclusive screening of Gladiator at Colchester Odeon for the Roman Circus Campaign

Can we reverse BBC’s decision to axe BBC 6 Music?
Join The Facebook Group:
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And get campaigning!

Keep Colchester Cool now features on the ‘Sundays with Scott Clarke’ show on Red Radio show. Scott highlights the top 5 gigs of the week, as recommended by Keep Colchester Cool, at 5pm every Sunday.


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