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2017

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  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017

    MOTHER POPCORN

    Mother Popcorn are a three piece band covering rock, indie, pop and funk classics from 60s to modern day.

    Listen on YouTube

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017

    ZEPPELIN 3

    These guys are the real deal. If you haven't seen them yet then you must. Brilliant. Enough said.

    Listen on YouTube

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017

    MOUSE POLICE & THE MTS

    6-8PM back at the hop pole these guys play slamming original rock band, get down and give these guys a listen.

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    HONEYBOY HICKLING

    Honeyboy hickling are back again with their brand of rocking blues and we are excited, these guys really know how to play with great all round talent.

    Listen on YouTube

     

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    THE STEVE AJAO BLUES GIANTS

    Plenty of cheesy humour and classic Blues whats not to love.

    Listen on YouTube

     

  • Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017

    THE LIQUOR AND POKER BAND

    Offering an eclectic mix of blues, swing, ska, rock n roll, funk, soul, pop, salsa etc.

    Listen on YouTube

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017

    THE UPROARS / ANDY'S WELCOME HOME CHARITY RAFFLE

    Back by popular demand! The uproars formally Denim are here to rock your socks off!! Rock n Roll for everyone, these guys know how to do it!! 

    Welcome home party for Andy Frizzel on completion of his Offa’s Dyke Challenge.   We will be holding a raffle on the evening with all proceeds going to The Midland Air Ambulance. Live music will be provided by The Uproars who will be on stage from 8pm raffle will be drawn from 9pm during the break.

  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017

    THIRSTY WORK

    4 or 5 piece Rock/RnB band:-Glyn-lead Guitar/vocals, Ray-bass/vocals, Martin-drums, Erika-keys/vocals & 5th member, David Saylor vocals.

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017

    CODAS

    The Codas are new to the hop pole. with ex members of dilemma council it makes it all the more exciting to hear them!!!

  • Thu
    22
    Jun
    2017

    THE ZOE GREEN BAND

     
     
    Zoe Green delivers a filthy blend of blues/funk/rock originals with a sultry and powerful performance.
     
  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017

    THE FESTIVALS EXPERIENCE

    They cover all the great bands that have performed at the big summer festivals over the last 20 years or so. This ranges from James & Happy Mondays, through the Brit Pop of Oasis, Blur, Pulp etc, via Travis and Coldplay; then  up to date with Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon,and Killers etc. resulting in a set full of hits, albeit with a theme and a feel good factor.

     

    click here to listen

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    KRAZY LEGS

    WE COVER THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS.....
    AC/DC, LED ZEP, SABBATH, LIZZY, PURPLE, FOOS, NIRVANA, AUDIOSLAVE,K.O.L
    METALLICA, MOTORHEAD, REEF, NICKELBACK, VELVET REVOLVER, CREAM, FREE, U2, QUEEN, BLACK CROWES, STONES, HENDRIX, KRAVITZ, SKUNK ANANSIE, VAN HALEN AND MANY MANY MORE
     
     
  • Thu
    29
    Jun
    2017

    IAN LUTHER

    It is impossible to pigeon hole Ian Luther into any single music genre: he has created his own from a lifetime of listening and performing around the UK and Europe.

    It takes masterful musicianship to combine different styles of music into a 'must hear' experience, and right there we have the key to what makes Ian a star in waiting.

     

    click here to listen

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017

    THE DELRAY ROCKETS

    The Delray Rockets are: "Oz" Osborne, Gaz Le Bass & Duke Delite. They play Kick ass Rock'a'Billy with attitude... Nuff said!!

     

    click here to listen

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017

    NITE TRAIN

    Nite Train are a 4 piece hard rock and classic metal covers band, hailing from the West Midlands of England. Formed in 2014, they have been rising through the ranks over 2015, playing with Definitely Mightbe, the UKs top Oasis tribute band.
     
  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017

    THE MELVIN HANCOX BAND

    The Melvin Hancox Band - Birmingham Rock Blues Band - featuring ... Melvin Hancox, Ray Richman & Matt Little
     
  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    LEGEND

    Awesome classic rock covers - Zeppelin, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Don Henley, Alice In

    Chains, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Thunder and many more!

    click here to listen

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    THE MT'S

    A Birmingham based cover band putting their own twist on Rock, Soul and Funk classics providing you with some of the hardest hitting covers known to man.
     
  • Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017

    OPEN JAM NIGHT

    8-830pm

    Open Jam Night is a chance for fellow musicians to showcase there talents!!

    Its also a chance for any bands, duo's or solo artists looking to play at The Hop Pole come down and show us what you got!!!

    Turn up, Plug in and Play.

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017

    VASELINE

    The Jam. The Clash, Bowie, Sex Pistols, New Wave etc etc
    When all the moons align & ex members of bands join forces...well it becomes Vaseline!!
    Stereogram, The Sordid Details, Tommy Gun & Skabucks are all to blame for this gathering! We will be playing all out fave tunes we were dragged up on & maybe a few others were dragged up on.....but what IS guaranteed is a stonking night out with a few beers & some ridiculous fun & humour 'COMPOST CORNER!'
  • Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017

    THE DEL SHANNON SHOW

    The Del Shannon Show- an evening with James Popenhagen

    James Popenhagen brings a great tribute concert true to the late Del Shannon's own style, he
    has been performing Del Shannon's songs for 25 years. He has a unique style that is true to Del's own onstage performance. Popenhagen and his f...amily were close friends of Del Shannon. Popenhagen's grandfather Bob Popenhagen was in Shannon's band for years and the two remained friends.
    Family and friends of the late rocker have all raved about Popenhagen's tribute concert.
     
     
  • Thu
    20
    Jul
    2017

    ROCK N ROLL RODEO

    Rock N Roll Rodeo are a 3 piece band, playing a mix of country, pop and you guessed it Rock n Roll.

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017

    TAYLOR AND CO

     

    Taylor and Co have built up a fantastic reputation over the years for performing some of the best 60 and 70’s classic covers from America and the UK.Their reputation as a highly entertaining and professional band has thrilled audiences at every venue they have played at. The Vocalist and Guitarist B J Taylor has played with a number of prolific bands over the years including Honey Bus, Ricky Valance, Hamiltons Power and Union Gap UK. Together with Al, Les and Dusty they form the Amazing ‘Taylor and Co Band’

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    2017

    THE MAZ MITRENKO BAND

    Rockin’ Blues is The Maz Mitrenko Band’s business – and business is good!

    The powerful vocals and edgy, firebrand guitar of frontman Maz are ably reinforced by the powerhouse drumming of Phil Brittle and the solid, punchy bass guitar of Pete Vickers.

    The band play a mixture of finely honed original songs alongside a range of classic blues and rock covers from the likes of Rory Gallagher and Jimi Hendrix to some less likely selections from Steve Earle and Robin Trower.

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Fri
    28
    Jul
    2017

    RATTLESNAKE JAKE

    RATTLESNAKE JAKE are a six piece Soul, Motown, Funk and Chicago Blues band hailing from Bewdley, Worcestershire.

    Take your guests on a musical journey through the sounds of the 50's, 60's and 70's with Rattlesnake Jake. We are a six piece Soul, Motown, Funk and Chicago Blues band hailing from Bewdley, West midlands.

    There shows are delivered 100% live and are packed full of songs that you can sing and dance along too all night long, from James Brown to Al Wilson, Kool and the gang to Wild Cherry, Otis Redding to the Blues Brothers, there really is something for everyone.

    They work on an audience participation basis and love nothing more than to get in amongst our audience and have as much fun as we can so be prepared to have a good old boogie on the dance floor and a sing song down the mic with us!

     

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017

    MISTER WOLF

    Mister Wolf were formed in 2009, playing an eclectic mix of old and new Rock and Blues numbers. Rather than being just another covers band, Mister Wolf set out to play a lot of numbers that other bands didn`t. The band often have people from the audience say "I haven`t heard that one for ages" Just like the Wishbone Ash number "Blowin` Free" A classic in the bands set list. Mister Wolf have been ...gaining a following through their energy and musicianship ever since their first gig. Both guitarist Rob Bowld, and lead guitarist John Rodgers provide lead vocals, followed by a tight rhythm section, Dave Wiggins on bass and Craig Davies on drums, the backbone of the band. Mister Wolf have there own 2K PA rig and lighting. 4 guys who enjoy their Rock and Blues.
    " Rock `n` Blues at it`s best......
  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017

    WILL JAMES

    Just a guy and a guitar, playing mostly covers but got some original stuff in the works.
    Any requests are welcome. What a voice this lad has don't miss it.

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017

    LOZ RABONE

    LOZ RABONE is a professional singer and guitarist based in the midlands.

    Loz draws from a huge repertoire of rock, indie, folk and pop classics from 60's to modern day. A typical set would be a mix of modern and retro gems to suit all ages including covers from bands such as: The Beatles, Rolling Stones,  Paul Weller, The Jam, Oasis, The Verve, Bob Marley, Squeeze,The Stereophonics, Chili Peppers, Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters, The Cure, Green Day, The Lemonheads, Simon & Garfunkle, Jack Johnson,  Neil Young, The Kinks, The Doors, Kings of Leon, Razorlight, Kasabian, Radiohead, and many more.

     

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Fri
    04
    Aug
    2017

    AARDVARK STEW

    THESE GUYS ARE A ROCK COVERS BAND PLAYING THE LIKES OF ACDC, BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPLIN PLUS MANY MORE.

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017

    MOUSE POLICE

    "Slamming Original Rock band,we only do a few covers cuz we have to.You dont want us playing your wedding unless you want the elderly guests or Inlaws upset"
    These guys no how to party, come join in and see if you can keep up.
  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017

    LENNY JAMES AND THE GATOR SQUAD

    The Lenny James & The Gator Squad band were formed around 2012 mainly by Colin Andrews (Harmonica player), suggesting that it would be nice to return to what we all started out playing years ago, namely R&B and Blues styles of music. Both Lenny and Rick have been working together since 1987

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Fri
    11
    Aug
    2017

    THE CORE

     A high performance live cover band, By returning to the core fundaments of party music, starting with grooves from the worlds best artists and acts, we have something to please everyone.

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017

    EL DIABLO

    These guys joined us for an open jam night and now they have a gig here, they bring something very different and we can wait to hear them again!!

    this 1 is not to be missed.

  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017

    OPEN JAM NIGHT

    8-830pm

    Open Jam Night is a chance for fellow musicians to showcase there talents!!

    Its also a chance for any bands, duo's or solo artists looking to play at The Hop Pole come down and show us what you got!!!

    Turn up, Plug in and Play.

  • Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017

    HOTFOOT

    One of the best classic Rock covers bands in the Midlands! Hotfoot play the full range of classics, from foot-stomping blues songs like Rory Gallagher's "Bullfrog Blues" and Creedance "Fortunate Son" to full on hard rock tracks like Deep Purple's "Black Night" and Neil Young's "Rocking in a Free World".

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017

    SUZI AND THE BACKBEATS

    "Together, our musical influences, quirks and love of the industry are what give us a unique take on anything from the classics, all the way to present day tunes. An eclectic mix that’ll captivate anyone from your kids to your great aunt Bessy!"

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017

    THE MT'S

    A Birmingham based cover band putting their own twist on Rock, Soul and Funk classics providing you with some of the hardest hitting covers known to man.
     
  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017

    THE DEAD SHOTS

    British Rockabilly Band. Based in Redditch.
    Bringing back that classic sound, with our own KILLER taste.....
  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017

    Back in the Game

    5 piece band based in Redditch, UK. Covers from 60's to 90's.

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017

    BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY

    Its bank holiday and we have a day packed full of free live music!!!

    Getting things started with some free easy listening we have Stu Bishop live from 3-5pm

    Taking you into the afternoon 6-8 we have The Works - Four experienced musicians who play with power and energy

    Amazing sounds and classic songs performed from the last four decades You will not be disappointed, one of the best live covers bands around.

    Closing the show 9-11 we have.............

    Final band released closer to the day. 

  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2017

    PLANET ROCK UK

    Initially brought together by a combination of chance and a passion for 'real' music,  Planet Rock UK are talented and experienced musicians who are proud to be one of the best live bands on the circuit.  Their extensive set-list never fails to impress and is always delivered with commitment and professionalism.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017

    ANDY THOMAS

    Live and Acoustic classic cover from the 60's/70's through 80's/new wave to brit pop 90's and beyond.

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017

    THE STEVE AJAO BLUES GIANTS

    Plenty of cheesy humour and classic Blues whats not to love.

    Listen on YouTube

     

  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    OPEN JAM NIGHT

    8-830pm

    Open Jam Night is a chance for fellow musicians to showcase there talents!!

    Its also a chance for any bands, duo's or solo artists looking to play at The Hop Pole come down and show us what you got!!!

    Turn up, Plug in and Play.

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017

    ANDY THOMAS

    Live and Acoustic classic cover from the 60's/70's through 80's/new wave to brit pop 90's and beyond.

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017

    THE EXECUTIVES

    Worcester based trio playing songs from the 50s to the present day for your entertainment

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017

    THE DELRAY ROCKETS

    The Delray Rockets are: "Oz" Osborne, Gaz Le Bass & Duke Delite. They play Kick ass Rock'a'Billy with attitude... Nuff said!!

     

    click here to listen

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017

    HONEYBOY HICKLING

    Honeyboy hickling are back again with their brand of rocking blues and we are excited, these guys really know how to play with great all round talent.

    Listen on YouTube

     

  • Fri
    22
    Sep
    2017

    CODAS

    The Codas are back by popular demand to the hop pole. with ex members of dilemma council it makes it all the more exciting to hear them!!!

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

    THE FESTIVALS EXPERIENCE

    They cover all the great bands that have performed at the big summer festivals over the last 20 years or so. This ranges from James & Happy Mondays, through the Brit Pop of Oasis, Blur, Pulp etc, via Travis and Coldplay; then  up to date with Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon,and Killers etc. resulting in a set full of hits, albeit with a theme and a feel good factor.

     

    click here to listen

  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017

    THE RON JEREMY BAND

    These guys need no introduction, one of the best indie/rock covers bands in the area!!!

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017

    THE REFLECTIONS SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES

    The Reflections were founded in 1995 by long-standing members Andy Ford & Jon Green . The current line-up have been playing together since 2010. We play a huge ...range of covers from the 60's right up to today. Our aim is to play covers that other bands don't normally do, but also include 'THE' classics. The band appears at many local pubs around the Worcestershire area, as well as performing for private parties and weddings. In 2016 we welcomed new member Darren Sheppard adding a further vocal & lead guitar.
     
    After a short break we are happy to have The Reflections back at The Hop Pole for there first gig back!!!
     
    Radio 1 first aired on the 30th September 1967 and to celebrate it's 50th anniversary The Reflections will be playing a selection of the greatest tracks from the 1960's!!
     
  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017

    THE SOUNDS OF SIMON

    The UKs number one tribute to Simon And Garfunkel and Paul Simon. 

    With a show that takes in the full range of the duo's career together, as well as drawing extensively from the solo works of Paul Simon, this is live entertainment at its very best!
     
     
  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017

    MISTER WOLF

    Mister Wolf were formed in 2009, playing an eclectic mix of old and new Rock and Blues numbers. Rather than being just another covers band, Mister Wolf set out to play a lot of numbers that other bands didn`t. The band often have people from the audience say "I haven`t heard that one for ages" Just like the Wishbone Ash number "Blowin` Free" A classic in the bands set list. Mister Wolf have been ...gaining a following through their energy and musicianship ever since their first gig. Both guitarist Rob Bowld, and lead guitarist John Rodgers provide lead vocals, followed by a tight rhythm section, Dave Wiggins on bass and Craig Davies on drums, the backbone of the band. Mister Wolf have there own 2K PA rig and lighting. 4 guys who enjoy their Rock and Blues.
    " Rock `n` Blues at it`s best......
  • Sun
    08
    Oct
    2017

    OPEN JAM NIGHT

    8-830pm

    Open Jam Night is a chance for fellow musicians to showcase there talents!!

    Its also a chance for any bands, duo's or solo artists looking to play at The Hop Pole come down and show us what you got!!!

    Turn up, Plug in and Play.

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017

    CROWDED OUT

    Weather With You, Don't Dream It's Over, Fall At Your Feet, Distant Sun, Four Seasons In One Day, Private Universe, and more 'kitchens' than you can shake a spatula at. Paper aeroplanes optional. Free admission.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    TREVOR BURTON BAND

    The Trevor Burton Band - Rock and Blues at it's best.Featuring Trevor Burton -Guitar, Vocals, the founder
    member of 'The Move'  and also has toured the world as part of The Steve Gibbons Band.

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017

    THE RELAXOS

    Butt-kicking rock and roll, punk, Americana and strangeness to rock the nether parts and displace internal organs from 50 paces. Birmingham, UK.

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017

    THE MT'S

    A Birmingham based cover band putting their own twist on Rock, Soul and Funk classics providing you with some of the hardest hitting covers known to man.
     
  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017

    ZEPPELIN 3

    These guys are the real deal. If you haven't seen them yet then you must. Brilliant. Enough said.

    Listen on YouTube

  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017

    LUCAS D AND THE GROOVE GHETTO

    6 piece instrumental Acid Jazz Outfit playing eclectic tunes from the 60/70s right up to contemporary jazz funk. Performed by Birmingham's foremost Jazz & Blues musicians with DJ's Dylan Gibbons & Dave Le Moderne playing an eclectic mix of Reggae, Soul and Rhythm & Blues.

    Watch Video

  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    GENE GENIE AND THE LEMON SQUEEZERS

    West Midlands based 6 piece. From The Beatles to Daft Punk, they play something for everybody

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017

    RATTLESNAKE JAKE

    RATTLESNAKE JAKE are a six piece Soul, Motown, Funk and Chicago Blues band hailing from Bewdley, Worcestershire.

    Take your guests on a musical journey through the sounds of the 50's, 60's and 70's with Rattlesnake Jake. We are a six piece Soul, Motown, Funk and Chicago Blues band hailing from Bewdley, West midlands.

    There shows are delivered 100% live and are packed full of songs that you can sing and dance along too all night long, from James Brown to Al Wilson, Kool and the gang to Wild Cherry, Otis Redding to the Blues Brothers, there really is something for everyone.

    They work on an audience participation basis and love nothing more than to get in amongst our audience and have as much fun as we can so be prepared to have a good old boogie on the dance floor and a sing song down the mic with us!

     

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017

    OPEN JAM NIGHT

    8-830pm

    Open Jam Night is a chance for fellow musicians to showcase there talents!!

    Its also a chance for any bands, duo's or solo artists looking to play at The Hop Pole come down and show us what you got!!!

    Turn up, Plug in and Play.

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017

    LENNY JAMES AND THE GATOR SQUAD

    The Lenny James & The Gator Squad band were formed around 2012 mainly by Colin Andrews (Harmonica player), suggesting that it would be nice to return to what we all started out playing years ago, namely R&B and Blues styles of music. Both Lenny and Rick have been working together since 1987

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017

    C-JAM

    May I introduce you to a band called C-JAM. The repertoire is wide and varied, . bluesoulfunkjazzlatinreggaebeatlesdan, and stomping R&B favourites.
     
  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017

    THE DELRAY ROCKETS

    The Delray Rockets are: "Oz" Osborne, Gaz Le Bass & Duke Delite. They play Kick ass Rock'a'Billy with attitude... Nuff said!!

     

    click here to listen

  • Sun
    03
    Dec
    2017

    OPEN JAM NIGHT

    8-830pm

    Open Jam Night is a chance for fellow musicians to showcase there talents!!

    Its also a chance for any bands, duo's or solo artists looking to play at The Hop Pole come down and show us what you got!!!

    Turn up, Plug in and Play.

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    HOTFOOT

    One of the best classic Rock covers bands in the Midlands! Hotfoot play the full range of classics, from foot-stomping blues songs like Rory Gallagher's "Bullfrog Blues" and Creedance "Fortunate Son" to full on hard rock tracks like Deep Purple's "Black Night" and Neil Young's "Rocking in a Free World".

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    THE STEVE AJAO BLUES GIANTS

    Plenty of cheesy humour and classic Blues whats not to love.

    Listen on YouTube

     

  • Sun
    17
    Dec
    2017

    CHARITY RACE NIGHT

    The long awaited return of our charity race night!!! All in aid of Breast cancer please come along, help raise some money for charity and most of all have some fun and maybe win a few pennies.

     

  • Thu
    28
    Dec
    2017

    NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT

    Does anyone fancy rolling back the year for some northern soul, well we have a night dedicated to it. get your glad rags on and party the night away.

  • Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    SKABUCKS DO NEW YEARS EVE

     

     
     
     
     

    TICKETS ONLY!!

    Two classical musicians wandered into an Alchoholics Anonymous meeting to get out of the rain, tripping over an unconcious, ginger drummer in the doorway and waking up the bass player....and a Ska legend was born!

    Madness, The Beat, The Specials, Bad Manners, Prince Buster.... Ska! Ska! Ska!