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January

Kapybara with support from Joe Brown and Louis Ferries

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Fri 28 Jan @ 7:30 pm
£6.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Kapybara are an orignal four-piece rock band, and are "Jedyny taki polski zespół w północno-wschodniej Anglii!" which means the only such Polish band in the North East! They aren't limited to one genre of music and have sounds of funk and jazz present in their music, Kapybara are currently working on new material, and will be […]

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Quadrophenia Night: The Atlantics + Drew Stansall

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Sat 29 Jan @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£12.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Live club & theme night tribute to the iconic movie Quadrophenia live bands & DJ DREW STANSALL (ex-Specials/Prince Buster) spinning the best in Mod, Ska, Soul, R&B + 2tone. Live Music From The Atlantics The Atlantics are an exceptional pop and rock band whose performances are often described as being as good as the original artists – […]

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February

Film Club: G.I. Blues (1964)

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Tue 1 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£3

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington Film Club at The Forum, Screening Cult and Classic Films. Run by volunteer Film Fans for Film Fans to enjoy. G.I. Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers. Synopsis: Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places […]

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#IVW22 Original Band Night

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Wed 2 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£6.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington music promoter Tracks have teamed up with Independent Venue Week & The Forum Music Studios to bring a top trio of bands to Darlington on Feb 2nd, to celebrate independent music and put on a sensational show in one of the North East's top live music venues. Wax Heart Sodality Mysterious masked marauders using mind […]

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Smoove & Turrell

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Fri 4 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£19.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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As part of #IVW2022 we welcome back Smoove & Turrell to The Forum, a British group hailing from Gateshead in the North East of England. They play a style of music they describe as "Northern Funk" - a contemporary fusion of funk, soul, northern soul, hip-hop and electronica. Their last album 'Stratos Bleu' went to […]

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Hilarity Bites Comedy: Alun Cochrane, Stephanie Laing, and host Lee Kyle

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Sat 5 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Alun Cochrane, Stephanie Laing, and host Lee Kyle ▪️ Alun Cochrane Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. Much of his comedy begins simply as something he’s seen, heard or felt in his own life, or in the street, or the kitchen, or anywhere, and from that it blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote or a strange flight of fancy. “Cochrane’s dour and grumpy onstage persona is allied to a real…

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Jazz: The Abbie Finn Trio

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Tue 8 Feb @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£7

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Jazz Night at The Forum with The Abbie Finn Trio Straight ahead Jazz, original arrangements and classic's from the great American song book Doors from 7.00PM / Music From 7.30PM

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Hip Hop: Noble Dan & Soul’d Out, Endem & DJ Radius

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Thu 10 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£8.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Noble Dan is a Rapper from the traditional Hip Hop scene and has grown up listening to Public Enemy, NWA, BIG Daddy Kane, Tupac, BIGGIE, Nas etc. He adds a fresh breath with his poetry and distinct attitude, and shows his own angle to the words on each track. He is a former member of the Grime group KIG Family who had success in 2009 with the track "Head Shoulders Knees N Toes" Noble is a rising Artist, with a…

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RnB Club: Connor Selby

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Fri 11 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£13.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington RnB Club Presents: Connor Selby is a rising British star in the traditions of Eric Clapton and Peter Green, who has already performed with his band at Wembley Stadium, at the age of 22, at the behest of The Who. Winner of The Young Artist of the Year Award in the 2020 and 2021 UK Blues Awards, the young bandleader-guitarist-vocalist draws on influences as diverse as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Free and Nick Drake, creating a soulful blend of…

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Led Into Zeppelin

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Fri 18 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£12.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Gasto Promotions Presents: With a true authentic sound and professional 1970s custom made outfits Led Into Zeppelin perform all the classic Led Zeppelin songs. They are the closest sounding tribute band in the world.

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Whitesnake UK

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Sat 19 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The original tribute to Whitesnake. Formed in January 2005, WHITESNAKEUK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake, from the early classic ...Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation, faithfully reproducing classic songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again". With a combined musical experience of over 100 years WHITESNAKEUK can proudly boast of having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band. www.WHITESNAKEUK.co.uk

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The Waynes

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Fri 25 Feb @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£6.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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With crazily solid musicianship and 3 singer song writers, The Waynes deliver a uniquely varied and energetic rock sound that fans can really connect with and get behind. With the launch of their new single ‘Fire in your Heart’, this is a must-see gig of an exciting up and coming band – a real one to watch out for!” Support TBA

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Black Ice – A Tribute To AC/DC

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Sat 26 Feb @ 7:30 pm
£10.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Paying homage to both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras of  Australian Rockers AC/DC's illustrious career. We guarantee you an evening of "High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll!!"

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March

Bon Jovi Forever UK

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Fri 4 Mar @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£13.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see! A high energy electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands! Selling out venues across England, Scotland and Wales! Bon Jovi Forever guarantee an electric performance that will recreate a Stadium style show to any sized venue performing all the greatest hits, album tracks... and so much more. Every performance is action packed and delivered with the artistry, energy and Passion of the real thing, this show is guaranteed to…

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Micky P. Kerr, Tom Little and Danny Deegan

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Sat 5 Mar @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.50

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr, Tom Little, and host Danny Deegan ▪️ Micky P. Kerr Leeds-based comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, with his tongue often planted firmly in his cheek, Kerr has been described as the bastard spawn of John Cooper Clarke. “Kerr’s ability to get laughs out of them marks him out as perfect Radio 4…

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Jazz: Acoustic Infusion + Rich Emmerson

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Tue 8 Mar @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£7

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Jazz Night at The Forum with music from Acoustic Infusion and special guest Rich Emmerson The Grover Washington Jr Sessions Doors from 7.00PM / Music From 7.30PM

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RnB Club: The Blue Bishops

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Fri 11 Mar @ 7:30 pm
£13.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Blue Bishops work at the rocky end of the R+B and Blues spectrum. Yet, at the same time, they are acknowledged for the sensitivity and dynamics of performances that can go from a whisper to a roar in just a few moments. A career spanning over 12 years has seen them perform in every kind of venue and situation, anywhere from Holland and Hungary to Belgium and the Bahamas. Hard hitting original Rock, Blues and Rhythm and Blues band.…

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The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir

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Sat 12 Mar @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£12.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Regarded as one of the Northeast leading Gospel Choir and are always in high demand. The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir are known for their sold out 100% Soul Shows and Gospel Shows which have toured our region & beyond, selling out numerous venues. The choir have performed and collaborated with various local and internationally acclaimed artistes including Sting, Shaggy, Smoove & Turrell, Little Moscow, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Howard Gospel Choir…

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Rebecca Downes Band

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Fri 18 Mar @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£12.00

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Gasto Promotions Presents Birmingham-based Rebecca Downes is an award winning, original Blues Rock artist. Performing along with her band, her shows are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance.

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Cydonia Knights – A Tribute To Muse

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Sat 19 Mar @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Cydonia Knights pay homage to one of the world biggest rock bands 'Muse' who have sold over 20 million albums worldwide & won multiple Grammy, NME & MTV live music awards. ​Formed by Muse fans, for Muse fans, the band have been playing UK music venues & festivals since the beginning of 2015. Since the start their goal has been to give Muse (& live music) fans exactly what they want from a tribute act, an unparalleled Muse experience as…

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Green Days

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Fri 25 Mar @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£9.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Green Days provide an authentic and accurate tribute to Punk Rock icons Green Day, covering songs from every album and  a stage show to match the real thing. This is a show not to be missed for any Green Day fan.

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The Stones

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Sat 26 Mar @ 7:30 pm
£13.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Greatest Tribute in the world, to the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the world, 'The Rolling Stones' The Stones are the UK's premier tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits and timeless Rolling Stones tracks to the big stage - from Satisfaction and Jumping Jack Flash, to Ruby Tuesday, Start Me Up and Brown Sugar - the greatest tribute band in the world pays tribute to the 'greatest rock and roll band' ever! Complete with authentic…

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April

The Bryan Adams Experience

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Fri 1 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£11.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Bryan Adams Experience is a celebration and tribute to the hit songs and enduring popularity of Bryan Adams. Formed in 1997, the 4 piece band are based in Yorkshire, England and replicate live performances that can only be surpassed by Bryan Adams himself and are recognised as the number one authentic tribute to Bryan Adams.  

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RnB Club: Sari Schorr

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Fri 8 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£18.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington RnB Club Presents: A jaw-dropping voice and a live show that erupts like a volcano have catapulted Sari Schorr into the spotlight as one of the hottest new blues-rock singers today. The native New Yorker is taking the blues world by storm, and with a voice that jolted legendary blues producer Mike Vernon (think Fleetwood Mac, Clapton, and Bowie) out of retirement, it’s not hard to see why. It’s no wonder that Blues Matters said, “The future of blues…

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Definitely Oasis

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Sat 9 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£12.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Forum in association with Glasswerk Agency presents:  Definitely Oasis The band do an amazing job of keeping the music alive and set the bar high by re-creating the look, sound and feel of an Oasis gig that fans come to expect and are also the only Oasis tribute that have both a Liam and Noel sound-alikes.

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Jazz: The Rick Laughlin Band

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Tue 12 Apr @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£7

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Jazz Night at The Forum with music from The Rick Laughlin Band. Doors from 7.00PM / Music From 7.30PM

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Stone Foundation

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Fri 15 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£16.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Stone Foundation returns to The Forum! Since the bands last visit in 2014, they have had massive success with Top 30 albums and collaborated with so many artists including Paul Weller, Mick Talbot, Dr Robert, Steve White, Sulene Fleming, Melba Moore, Laville, Graham Parker and many more. Their 10th studio album ‘Outside Looking In’ is released in February 2022 so expect lots of new songs as well as their amazing back catalogue.   Always a fantastic live band, one gig…

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Fu Fighters

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Sat 16 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Fu fighters are an established and accomplished tribute band based in the UK who perform an incredibly authentic tribute to the American rock legends, Foo Fighters .     Having played  hundreds of gigs and festivals all over the UK and beyond over several years, their live stage show is now a true recreation of the real deal.

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Anth Young: Family Man

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Thu 21 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£10.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Presents - Anth Young: Family Man A comedy club regular across the UK, Anth Young is certain to leave any audience in stitches. Join Anth for his first feature-length show as he regales us with tales of his life turning upside down. From a single man living with his parents to becoming a parent himself, Young is sure have the audience laughing their heads off from start to finish. Tour support for Carl Hutchinson “Delightfully blunt and…

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The Nightingales

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Fri 22 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£14.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Nightingales was formed by former members of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects. With an ever fluctuating lineup, based around lyricist / singer Robert Lloyd, the band recorded a bunch of singles, three albums and many radio sessions for John Peel before it stopped working in the late 80s. The current line up features Lloyd, original Prefects guitarist Alan Apperley, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass and ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson. A new split single with Stewart…

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Chantel McGregor

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Fri 29 Apr @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£15.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Gasto Promotions welcomes the return of British Blues Rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor Chantel gained a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music in 2008,and has gone on to develop a career in the UK and international blues and rock music scene, performing solo and with her band. She also has several awards under her belt. In 2011, Chantel won "Young Artist of the Year" at the British Blues Awards, and in 2012, she won "Best Female Vocalist" at…

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May

The Ramonas

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Fri 6 May @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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As the name suggests The Ramonas are an all female tribute to the iconic New York Punk Rock band Ramones. Originally conceived back in 2004 with multiple different lineups, The Ramonas have evolved into a fully fledged, razor sharp live band in their own right! Touring, Touring is never boring and these girls are guaranteed to play high energy, full throttle one hour shows that'll leave you buzzing for more of that 1976 spirit. These four lovable cretins rarely even…

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RnB Club: Tommy Allen Band

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Fri 13 May @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£13.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington RnB Club Presents: Blues-Rock guitarist Tommy Allen brings his band to the Darlington RnB Club. “Wild neo-primitive”, “Scorching intensity” and “Tommy managed to wring just about every flavour of the blues out of his battered old Fender” - Blues in Britain

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Just Radiohead

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Sat 28 May @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.00

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In association with Live & Unplugged Artist Agency Live at The Forum "Just Radiohead" Respectfully performing the best tunes from Britain's most influential alternative rock band... we are Just Radiohead! Featuring a collective of highly experienced and well-known performers from around the Liverpool and North Wales scene Just Radiohead were brought together by their mutual love for one of the Globe's most influential and respected alternative rock bands of recent years. Formed during the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020/21, the…

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June

RnB Club: Danny Bryant

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Fri 10 Jun @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£18.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington RnB Club Presents: Hertfordshire-born Danny Bryant is a guitar protégé of the American blues guitarist, Walter Trout. In 1994, at the age of fourteen, Bryant first met Trout at one of his concerts in Cambridge. The two have remained close friends for the past twenty years. In May 2014, when Trout underwent a liver transplant in Omaha, Nebraska, he was in no condition to tour his new studio album “The Blues Came Callin”. He asked Bryant to front his…

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July

Hayley Ellis: The Invisible Mam

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Thu 7 Jul @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
£10.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Presents - Hayley Ellis: The Invisible Mam Becoming a mum and then going into lockdown is not how Hayley Ellis imagined maternity leave. For starters no one could babysit. Catfishing mums, buying contraception online and lactating monster energy drink are the new normal along with a lifetime ban from mumsnet. As heard on Absolute Radio, and seen supporting Sarah Millican on tour. “Brilliantly funny and a joy to watch” – Sarah Millican “Sharp, clever and very funny” – The…

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RnB Club: Gary Cain Band

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Fri 8 Jul @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£16.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Darlington RnB Club Presents: With one foot planted firmly in the Blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else, The Gary Cain Band bring a fresh and unique musical style defined by their debut release, “Twangadelic Bluesophunk”. The band has opened for major artists, including George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Danielle Nicole, the Downchild Blues Band, David Gogo, Bob Margolin, and Sugaray Rayford, and were Semi-Finalists in The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis. "ridiculously talented,…

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Laurence Jones

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Fri 15 Jul @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£14.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Laurence Jones  has developed a virtuoso pedigree as the UK’s hottest young blues guitar-slinger. With coruscating riffs, soloing and catchy songs, his cross over sound has won him several major awards and accolades & supported the likes of Sir Van Morrison, Sir Ringo Starr, Status Quo, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck. He has played at some of the most prestigious venues in the world including The Royal Albert Hall in London & The Carnegie Hall in New York. Buddy Guy who…

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Lou Conran: A Show

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Wed 20 Jul @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£10.50

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Presents Winner of the Best MC Award 2020/21, Lou brings her new show to your ears. A show filled with hilarity, an undignified manner and a devil may care attitude. ”A masterclass in long form comedy” “As filthy as she is fabulous, Lou Conran is a superlative storyteller.” Lou Conran’s cream is rising, catch it now before it curdles. “Hilarious” – The Scotsman “Naturally funny” – Sarah Millican “You’re not Joan Rivers” – Lynne from Grimsby

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August

Heads Up – Performing the Music of Talking Heads

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Fri 26 Aug @ 7:30 pm
£12.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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The Forum in association with Live & Unplugged Artist Agency presents " Heads UP" Brought together by a shared love of the music of Talking Heads, Heads Up are the definitive tribute to the talents of David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison (with a large dose of Bernie Worrell). Expect all the hits, including Road to Nowhere, Burning Down the House, Once in a Lifetime, Psycho Killer, and many more. Heads Up! bring the classic hits to…

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October

Steve Norman And The Sleevz – Journey’s To Glory 40th Anniversary

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Tue 25 Oct @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£32.50 – £65.00

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The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road
Darlington, DL1 1SG

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◾ Rescheduled from Saturday 12th February, previously purchased ticket are still valid ◾ STEVE NORMAN, co-founder, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist of the world-famous SPANDAU BALLET takes this very special event out on tour in February 2022. The show is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Spandau Ballet’s ground-breaking debut album, ‘Journeys To Glory’. Steve, accompanied by his five-piece band ‘The Sleevz’, will perform the album in its entirety for the first time. Journeys To Glory contained the band’s first…

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