Sunday 4th July - 9:15pm

Richie Quain

Richie Quain is a highly crafted singer/guitarist/songwriter who holds over ten years experience of delighting audiences with exciting, engaging and contemporary live performances. Utilising his ability to play solo or effortlessly integrate into a group, Richie has several musical projects which have allowed him to develop an assorted repertoire, enabling him to cater for diverse audiences. Delivering in excess of over 200 performances a year and holding regular appearances in many top venues across the south coast, Richie is a highly regarded musician known for his ability to deliver varied sets, guaranteed to keep people coming back for more.

Wed 7th July - 8:00pm

The Ropemakers Open Mic Night

Welcome to the Ropemakers Open Mic Night hosted by the musician's musician Chris Deacon. We welcome musicians, poets, story tellers and performers to show off your talent at these popular nights. If you have new material to try out in front of an audience then this is the place to do it.

Sun 11th July - 4:00pm

The Swamp Stomp String Band

The Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that’ll have the room stomping their feet and shooting tequila to ballads that’ll break even the most toughest folk, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit dive bars at night. Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime – it is safe to say their music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp their feet and have a hoe-down.

Wed 14th July - 7:30pm

July Cheese Club

Six more delicious cheeses for you to enjoy. Six delicious Scottish Cheeses from the Dunlop Dairy. Two sittings, one at 7:30pm, the other at 8:30pm. A selection of matching wines will be available. Booking is essential for these events

Sun 18th July - 4:00pm

Rosie Smith

Rosie is an incredibly talented musician and was known as the former keyboardist of the British metal band Cradle of Filth. But this is Sunday afternoon so you are in for a great treat.

Monday 19th July - 8:15pm

Sunset Café Stompers

The Stompers are one of the top UK jazz bands and play the music of the golden age of jazz … great melodies from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington… and the band's wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Fats Domino… Beneath it all lies that enthralling pulse - the sound of New Orleans. Great feet tappin' music!

Fri 23rd July - 9:15pm

Vanilla Radio

Emerging from the darkest depths of Dorset, Vanilla Radio burst onto the funk scene in 2013 delivering their soulful funky grooves to crowds all over the south coast. At its core Jamie Parker, Jack Ansell and Rick Veall have been playing in various line-ups for the last 10 years with the later addition of Will Sear on keys adding another dimension to their sound. Vanilla Radio’s live set is a funk explosion taking influence from acid jazz, funk, soul and rock. Mixing all out furious guitar and keys, exploding bass lines and outrageous drum breaks to create a sound that will get you grooving.

Sat 24th July - 9:15pm

The Sweetchunks Band

“Imagine if Brian Blessed got drunk and formed a band after listening to too much Tenacious D…”

Sun 25th July - 4:00pm

**** Me! It'e Clatters!

– Nigel started singing professionally aged just 8 and did that until he was 12…after which a short 40-year break then followed! He was then encouraged to sing in public once again and made his first outing was a very nervy couple of songs on the same bill as Tom Palmer and Mad Dog Mcrea’s Mike Mathieson. Since that ‘comeback’ he has supported the likes of Gaz Brookfield, The Leylines, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs and enjoyed regular slots at the Watchet and Beautiful Days festivals. Join him for a mix of self-penned songs and well-known covers - his blend of musicianship and comedy will have you stamping your feet and yelling for more!.

Fri 30th July - 9:15pm

The Scribes

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop four-piece consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Loki Steele, beatbox maestro Lacey and DJ Kenny Hectyc, who's unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other. The group have performed extensively across the UK and beyond with artists such as GZA from Wu Tang Clan, Example, Plan B, Prof Green, Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Ugly Duckling, MF Doom, Pendulum, Magnetic Man, Westwood, Stereo MCs, Chase and Status, RA the Rugged Man, Macklemore, Dels, Estelle, Wiley, Roll Deep, Goldfinger, Foreign Beggars, Phi-Life Cypher, Skinnyman, Mr Thing, Ray Keith, Ed Case and MC Lars, and have provided original music for BBC and Channel 4 television programming. The Scribes are one of the most talented up and coming artists on the scene and are hotly tipped to'step up to the big league at any time', their genuinely unique sound is something you really have to hear for yourself, with appeal ranging far beyond the traditional hip hop fare, and is backed up by live performances proven to move any crowd.

Sat 31st July - 9:15pm

BlimeyOhRiley

Blimey ohRiley (AKA the mind altering sausages) are a band hailing from sleepy Devon. A collective of musicians who have gigged with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Frank Turner, & Megadeth to name but a few. This talented trio have also played individually in bands ranging from funk to grindcore in their ongoing quest to play "cool shit". Together though they speedball more genres, styles, & influences into a single punk fuelled show, than you could shake a rhythm stick at! This combined with the all new originals album (which was met with outstandingly luke warm response) makes the band a force to be reckoned with at any event or show................ just ask our fan!

Sun 1st August - 4:00pm

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds is a guitarist and singer who writes and plays an eclectic mix of music. The individual pieces tap into blues, ragtime, rhythm and blues, music hall and folk traditions. Some are extremely sensitive songs about life, people and relationships, while others are tongue in cheek. His albums are also sprinkled with classics from the likes of J.J. Cale, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Roy Orbison, the Inkspots, Jelly Roll Morton and Jimmy Rogers.

Wed 4th August - 8:00pm

The Ropemakers Open Mic Night

Welcome to the Ropemakers Open Mic Night hosted by the musician's musician Chris Deacon. We welcome musicians, poets, story tellers and performers to show off your talent at these popular nights. If you have new material to try out in front of an audience then this is the place to do it.

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Fri 6th August - 9:15pm

The Cabarats

The Cabarats bring a new musical experience to the global underground, combining traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska. Using a collection of intriguing instruments such as accordion, oud, keyboard and brass, the band have dazzled a wide range of audiences from festival crowds to private functions and community events. After the successful release of their debut album 'Out of the Bag', the last several years have been an exciting journey for the rats. The band appeared on one of the main stages at Boomtown Fair and gained the attention of BBC Introducing, performing on their stage at Looe Saves the Day. “If you want a band that’ll have you tapping your toes, bobbing your head and bouncing along then it’s The Cabarats you need. With a seamless mix of reggae folk and Balkan ska their lively, unique sound is definitely smile-inducing. These talented musicians know how to put on a show and enrapture their audience.”

Sat 7th August - 9:15pm

TBC

Sunday 8th August - 4:00pm

Mutter and Clive

Mutter Slater was the front man and flute player for the 70’s cult band Stackridge (produced by George Martin, signed by Elton John): a group that established itself as a firm favourite on countless stages throughout the land and appeared regularly on BBC TV’s The Old Grey Whistle Test and John Peel’s radio programmes. After Stackridge Mutter returned to a life of quiet domesticity in the South West of England. The song-writing and performing bug eventually got the better of him, leading to the formation of his band and a return to the recording studios – Love & Hate 2006; Riding A Hurricane 2008 (produced by Billy Bragg) and 2014’s Absobloodylutely. His songs reflect his primary interest in 60’s American blues, soul and R’n’B as well as his persistent addiction to a ‘half decent tune’. The music is warm, harmonically panoramic and edgy. Lyrically it’s intriguing; telling of human strengths and frailties and illicit loves, bar room observations, train rides, bus rides, long walks and cosmic disintegration.

Wednesday 10th August - 7:30pm

The Ropemakers August Cheese Club

Six more delicious cheeses for you to enjoy. Six delicious Cumbrian Cheeses from the Appleby Creamery. Two sittings, one at 7:30pm, the other at 8:30pm. A selection of matching wines will be available. Booking is essential for these events

Friday 13th August - 9:15pm

The Voodoo Tweed Cult of Your Mum

Have you ever wondered what the solo to The Final Countdown would sound like played on an accordion? What about if Slash was to strap on a violin and play the solo to Sweet Child o’ Mine whilst Izzy knocked out the main riff on a mandolin? Formed in 2011, when a group of longstanding friends thought it would be fun to buy each other random instruments off the internet for Christmas presents. The Voodoo Tweed Cult of Your Mum succeeded in mastering these instruments, developing an eclectic mix of mash-up cover versions with a style best described as, “a combination of fast-paced, slam-grass and folk-polka-punk.” Their live show is a fun and high energy affair with lots of audience participation and a 100% guarantee to get people singing and dancing. They can fit into any slot; be it a family friendly daytime show or a late-night afterhours bar or campfire show. To date they have performed and busked at festivals and events including: Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, HoboFest, Elemental, Chilled in a Field, Godstonebury, Soda Beats, Acoustic Air Balloon.

Saturday 14th August - 9:15pm

The Filthy Spectacula

UK based band playing a carnival of gypsy punk, dark cabaret, goth, and steampunk with a touch of ska and pirate shanties, mix with some dark, add more dark and you are almost there. The Filthy Spectacula offers a high octane, fun night out, with an interactive experience of sing along, dance along, and drink along music. Are you curious, seeking adventure and thrill? Come and see for yourself... "Captain Jack Sparrow only with a little more drunkenness and insanity."

Sunday 15th August - 4:00pm

Fly Yeti Fly

Fly Yeti Fly are the Wiltshire-based acoustic duo Lorna Somerville and Darren Fisher. Blending sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements, mandolin and harmonica, the duo weave songs and stories from their travels together, with a sound that is reminiscent of the late-’60s folk scene. Now living on their canal boat on the Kennet & Avon canal, their music is heavily influenced by the natural world and life on the water. Their debut album ‘Shine a Light in the Dark’, released March 2017, has since received critical acclaim. Having appeared on BBC Introducing stages across the south west and keen artists on the festival circuit, this pair are often accompanied by the exceptional artist Jo Hooper (Mudskippers) on cello.

Monday 20th July - 8:15pm

Sunset Café Stompers

The Stompers are one of the top UK jazz bands and play the music of the golden age of jazz … great melodies from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington… and the band's wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Fats Domino… Beneath it all lies that enthralling pulse - the sound of New Orleans. Great feet tappin' music!

Friday 20th August - 9:15pm

Sixteen String Jack

Sixteen String Jack are a 3-piece band from Dorset that combine Americana, Irish Trad & Shanties to produce an original stripped down, unique sound. The band was formed in the summer of 2016 by Andy, Tom & Ethan three past members of the popular Bournemouth folk punk band “The Jack Ratts”. They have developed an entusiastic & lively experience for their audience which is guarenteed to get everybody up and dancing

Saturday 21st August - 9:15pm

The Small Mercies

Local band evolving from the Sidekicks playing all your favourite tunes in this, your favourite place!

Sunday 22nd Augusst - 4:00pm

Howlin' Mat

Howlin' Mat has lived an almost nomadic lifestyle to become one of the hardest working solo blues acts around with gigs all over the UK and Europe. Howlin' Mat started his blues journey some 15 years ago playing material by the likes of Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, and Hound Dog Taylor. He gained quite a reputation as a slide guitarist and in particular, for his skills on the cigar box guitar. Sadly whilst the pandemic in 2020 meant that his touring had to stop, it gave him the opportunity to blend his blues roots with the heavier styles of artists like George Thorogood, Chuck Berry, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter.< /p>

Friday 27th August - 9:15pm

The Jimmy Hillbillies

The Jimmy Hillbillies are a seven-piece good-time, Hoedowning "Rockabilly Stomp" outfit straight out of Dorset. We specialise in a heady mix of old time Hillbilly and Country tunes, mashed up with a driving rockabilly bass and beat, then fused with some modern classics, to generate a distinctive and ultimately danceable, party band for all occasions. In the summer of 2014 we’ve played an array of festivals to great, toe-tapping effect (including Wonky Donk, Wimborne Folk Festival, Forever Sun, Camp Bestival, Freshfields, Boomtown Festival and the Purbeck Folk Festival to name a few). The Jimmy Hillbillies feature Mandolin, Rockabilly Double Bass, Country Guitar, Accordion, Skiffle Washboard (and didgeridoo), Drums and a variety of percussive implements.

Saturday 28th August - 9:15pm

Luke Philbrick and the Solid Gone Skiffle Explosion

Innovative roots rock and skiffle music drawing on traditional blues, jazz and folk influences and with frequent forays into gypsy-tinged psychedelia. Breathtakingly powerful vocals, raw delta blues styled guitar and an almost tribal foot-stomping beat combine with a potent cocktail of saxophone, violin and harmonica to create a special atmosphere. Songs are distinctive and original relating to subjects such as slavery, losing one’s religion, death, cowboys and father-in-laws going to hell! Hailing from Gloucestershire, in South West England, Luke Philbrick and the Solid Gone Skiffle Invasion have built up a strong local fan-base and always leave audiences wanting more during their many travels throughout the UK and Europe. Performances often feature homemade instruments, improvised jam sessions and a dynamic line up sometimes just featuring Luke Philbrick himself for a more stripped-back approach, all the way up to seven or so performers if the audience wants to party on into the night!