What we're about

Love live music!? Welcome to Nottingham Gig Buddies, a group for likeminded people who like going to gigs! We plan to to see live music across the city, big bands, small bands, rock bands, punk poppers, indie kids, acoustic singers, anything!

Upcoming events (4+)

Yard Act @ Rough Trade (In store signing) ** WAITLIST AVAILABLE **

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Saw Yard Act at The Bodega during Dot to Dot last year and loved them.

They are doing an instore for their new album, and while it's sold out, I thought I'd put this on in case anyone already has tickets. There is a waitlist available so hopefully if you wanted to attend you'll be able to get one.

Tickets are from £14.50, including the new album waitlist here:

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Theon Cross at The Bodega

The Bodega Nottingham

Tickets on Dice: https://dice.fm/event/alpb7-theon-cross-27th-jan-nottingham-bodega-nottingham-tickets

Theon Cross is one of those rare musicians whose vision has redefined their instrument. His unique approach to the tuba has expanded the instrument’s sonic possibilities in revolutionary fashion, restoring it to a long-forgotten prominence as a crucial part of the contemporary jazz ensemble. Through his combination of technical mastery, studio smarts, deep musical knowledge and expansive vision, the power and originality of Theon’s playing has reinvented the tuba’s place in modern music.

Exploring the tuba’s possibilities in the light of diasporic bass culture – ‘Afro-Diaspora Music’ or ADM, as he calls it – Theon has worked to develop the full sonic spectrum of his instrument, transforming it into a total 21st century sound-system, powered by breath. A graduate of Guildhall school of music and an alumnus of the legendary Tomorrow’s Warriors, he is as at home with ensemble jazz as he is when playing road marches, collaborating with grime stars, or providing bassline pressure in reggae, afrobeat or soca settings.

George Gadd & The Aftermath Album Fundraiser @ Rough Trade

Rough Trade Nottingham

Local favourite and Gig Buddies friend George Gadd plays at Rough Trade on Friday 28th January. The gig is a fundraiser for their long-awaited album recording and will be a full band show.

Joining George on the night are Penny Moon, Good Hustles and Arms & Hearts.

Tickets are just £6 from Dice here:

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All being well, I'll be around slightly before the gig for a pint and some food (likely at either The Angel or somewhere else nearby).

Beat the Streets 2022

Rock City

Beat the Streets is back for 2022! Always such a brilliant day out. 50+ local bands across all the best venues in Nottingham. More info at: https://www.beatthestreetsuk.com/blog/beat-the-streets-is-back-on-30th-january-2022/

Tickets start from as little as £8 from: https://www.alttickets.com/beat-the-streets-tickets - all proceeds go to Framework to help battle the homelessness crisis so please give generously if you can.

We will likely meet for food/ drinks around midday and then split into smaller groups depending what bands everyone wants to see. So you can join us at any point throughout the day, we will aim to keep in touch via a group chat in messenger so help find each other.

Look forward to seeing you there! Also hosted on Enjoy Nottingham.

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