Rec Rooms November Friday Night Comedy

06/11/2020 - 06/11/2020

Our lives may be very different but that doesn't mean the Rec Rooms Comedy Night can't go ahead!
We are back in Rec Rooms 2 keeping Horsham laughing in a Covid compliant way with tables of 6 on offer & if the previous couple of gigs are anything to go by you'd better get in there quick!
Closing - Hal Cruttenden Middle - Aideen McQueen Middleish - Mark Palmer Opening - Trevor Bickles
Compere - Geoff Whiting

Hal Cruttenden:

Hal is one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2). He has toured the country extensively and, in the last two years, has also taken shows to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

Aideen McQueen:

Aideen McQueen is one of Ireland's top female stand ups, having reached the final of the "funny Funny" comedy competition after just her third gig she started to gig all over Ireland in clubs such as the International and The Laughter Lounge.

She reached the semi finals of the national new act competition 'So You Think You're Funny' held at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014.

She has worked all around the UK in the past year, including sets for The Stand and Mirth Control Comedy amongst others.

Mark Palmer:

Based in the UK, this South African born comedian has been performing stand-up comedy for over 19 years. He has performed at comedy clubs around the world, from small rooms to theatres, from an audience of 20 to an audience of 4,000, he has done it all. He has also appeared on Comedy Central as one of their featured comedians in 2013.

Trevor Bickles:

Trevor began performing in June 2016 & his comedy has gone from strength to strength.

In 2017 he won Yellow Comedy, a Watford based comedy circuit’s, ‘New Comedian of the Year’ award  & In 2019 reached the semi finals of Amused moose comedy awards & Bath new comedian of the year

2020 see Trevor reach the final of the NATYS where he was chosen to open the show at the prestigious Hackney empire.

As per the previous comedy night 'post-lockdown' we are selling tables which hold 6 people. Tables will need to be purchased by a group of family or close bubble friends & it will be table service where food and drink can be ordered at your table, you can check out our menu here.

You will receive an email with details of the night and the measures we haven place to keep you and our staff safe closer to the event. Tickets £100 in advance (covers admission of 6 close friends and family)
 
 

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Rec Rooms November Thursday Night Comedy

12/11/2020 - 12/11/2020

We know how much you have been loving our post-lockdown comedy nights and due to the dreaded 'C-word' our numbers for each event are limited, so we have a little treat for you. Going forward we will be running two, yes that's right TWO, comedy nights a month. The acts are getting bigger but the limited table numbers are staying the same so as always if you want to be there you need to secure your table FAST!
So, without further ado, we present to you the line up for the Rec Rooms Thursday night comedy:
Closing - Mark Watson
Middle - Roger Monkhouse
Middleish - Lily Phillips  Opening - TBC, we're securing the very best so check back soon!
Compere - Geoff Whiting

Mark Watson:

We don't think Mark needs much of an introduction but here we go...Mark Watson is a comedian and novelist, whose extensive TV appearances have included Time Trumpet, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Nevermind The Buzzcocks. He has been a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit since he performed his first show in 2002, the year that he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition and was runner-up in So You Think You're Funny?
To get a little taste, take a look at this.

Roger Monkhouse:

Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.

Lily Phillips:

Lily is one of the most exciting up and coming voices in comedy in the UK. She is a Funny Women 2018 finalist and has already filmed for Comedy Central online. Check her out here.

Opener TBC:

We have some pretty exciting names up our sleeve and will let you know as soon as we have a confirmed name.

As per the previous comedy night 'post-lockdown' we are selling tables which hold 6 people. Tables will need to be purchased by a group of family or close bubble friends & it will be table service where food and drink can be ordered at your table, you can check out our menu here.

You will receive an email with details of the night and the measures we haven place to keep you and our staff safe closer to the event. Tickets £150 in advance (covers admission of 6 close friends and family)

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Rec Rooms Jazz and Blues - Diz Watson and The Doorman

13/11/2020 - 13/11/2020

As part of The REC Rooms Jazz and blues sessions we're excited to welcome Diz Watson and The Doorman.   Diz Watson, singer, piano player and entertainer, presents his exuberant mix of rhythm and blues and boogie woogie, often in the New Orleans style,  encompassing the music of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Champion Jack Dupree, and all the way down the line to Cousin Joe Pleasant, blending it with his own quirky and often amusing originals.   Diz recorded the classic ‘Bluecoat Man’ for Ace Records in London  in 1981 with his band Diz and the Doormen, featuring legendary saxophonists Lee Allen, Roger Lewis and Walter Kimble who were with Fats Domino at the time.  ‘Rhumbalero’ was cut in 1984 and ‘Tonky Honk’ with Big Jay McNeely in 1995, both on Ace Records.   Over the years, Diz made appearances and worked with the likes of Chas n Dave, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Alexi Korner, Dr John and opened for the Stones, at the request of Ian Stewart, at the start of their l982 world tour in London.  He also made a big impact on younger players such as Ben Waters and Henri Herbert, all successful in their own right.    Charlie Hart (producer of Bluecoat Man) comments – “Diz is one of a kind, the coolest of Yorkshiremen, his influences are steeped in Blues and Boogie Woogie, and he is a connoisseur of the exotic, as his latest release ‘Diz-Connected’ certainly demonstrates.”   As someone once said about his gig – “Be there or be somewhere else, especially if you need proof that the spirit of Professor Longhair lives on.”   - - - - - - - -   Quote : “Diz rocks the House every time – he is a bona fide British Blues Legend.”   Errol Linton – Blues Man of the Year – (Boisdale).
Tickets are £15 per ticket, bought in tables of 2, 4 or 6 we have a limited capacity at this performance, so avoid disappointment and book your table now. Don't forget you can pre-order wine and food for your table to get your evening off to a great start.

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The Fleetwood Mac Songbook

14/11/2020 - 14/11/2020

Now we have found our groove with social distancing gigs we are pleased to announce The Fleetwood Mac Songbook are bringing their exciting tribute to one of the World's biggest bands back for a socially distanced LIVE performance at The Rec Rooms 2 that you WILL NOT want to miss!

Performing sellout shows all over the UK since 2018, six piece band 'The Fleetwood Mac Songbook' pride themselves on their faithful recreation of Fleetwood Mac's stellar back catalogue, drawing on all eras of the FM's 50+ year history in a lively and engaging two hour show that is suitable for all ages. From the 60's Blues line-up, headed by much missed guitar legend, Peter Green, through the acclaimed 'Buckingham & Nicks' chapter of the band's story that catapulted them into superstardom with the albums 'Fleetwood Mac' and 'Rumours' to the massive hit-packed 80's production, 'Tango In The Night' you can expect to hear their huge hits and well loved fan favourites such as 'Go Your Own Way', 'Everywhere', 'Dreams', 'Little Lies', 'Landslide', 'Songbird', 'Oh Well', 'Don't Stop', 'The Chain' (the Formula One theme !) plus many more. To get a little flavour of what you're in for check this out. Tickets are £15 per ticket, bought in tables of 2, 4 or 6 we have a limited capacity at this performance, so avoid disappointment and book your table now. Don't forget you can pre-order wine and food for your table to get your evening off to a great start.

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Matt Long and the Revenant Ones

19/11/2020 - 19/11/2020

New band alert! Matt Long and the Revenant Ones should definitely be on your ones to watch list. Matt Long has carved himself a reputation as a stellar front man of multi award-winning British blues-rock band Catfish. Alongside playing with Catfish, Matt is now also on the road with this new heavy rock band, Matt Long and the Revenant Ones, which allows Matt to flex his songwriting muscles focussing on rockier riffs and showcasing his impeccable guitar wizardry.

Their phenomenal energy on stage, Matt's powerful song-writing, Adam Pyke's dark underbelly basslines and Kev Hickman's outrageously hypnotic drum skills make this a band which stands out from the crowd in a genre full of talent.  Kev is no stranger to the world stage, having performed regularly across three continents and supported acts such as Slash, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani and The Darkness.

With their first European tour successfully completed January 2020 and festival bookings coming in, this band is already causing a buzz both in the UK and abroad.   Their debut album ‘The Other Side’ was due to be released this summer but has been put back until they are able to tour again.

Here is the first completed track from the forthcoming album which will be released as soon as they are able to get out and tour with full capacity indoor gigs again, hopefully early in the new year. Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here. Tickets are limited to 50 so you'd better be quick. To ensure your's and our staff's safety we will send out event guidelines closer to the event. Please get in email us at contact@therecrooms.com should you have any questions prior to this.

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The REC Rooms Jazz and Blues - Dom Pipkin and the Ikos

20/11/2020 - 20/11/2020

As part of The REC Rooms Jazz and blues sessions we're excited to welcome Dom Pipkin and the Ikos.   The Soul of New Orleans in the UK   “The best New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana” (Rocking Magpie).  “The UK’s best-kept piano secret” virtuoso Dom Pipkin, the only British piano player besides Jon Cleary to play New Orleans’ famous “Piano Night” alongside Allen Toussaint leads his all-star band (Annie Lennox, Tom Jones, Laura Mvula, Paloma Faith) in an orgy of deep funk and RnB straight from the Crescent City.   “Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK” says godfather of New Orleans funk drumming, The Meters star Zigaboo Modeliste.  A regular and longtime collaborator with New Orleans artists Pipkin’s playing and writing is steeped in the tradition of Dr John, Professor Longhair, and Huey “Piano” Smith Every show “builds to a fever pitch and leaves the audience dancing and clapping for more”  (Classic Rock Blues).  x   Pipkin began playing deep blues in Errol Linton’s band in the 90s, has since worked with everyone from Ray Davies to David Byrne. He also maintains the long term keyboard position in trip hop pioneers Morcheeba with whom he recorded the classic Big Calm album back in 1998.  He is a true songwriter, deeply influenced by the New Orleans sound, with piano skills that elicit comments such as “I can’t hold a candle to this guy. He’s a great piano player” – Jamie Cullum.  A unique blend of horns, street grooves, virtuoso piano and an irresistible fireball of truly authentic musical energy which has led this band to residencies at Ronnie Scotts and top festival billing.   “…a highly impressive pianist… Fans of Diz Watson, Jon Cleary and Dr John, as well as their late predecessors,  should keep an eye out for this band.”    Blues In Britain magazine   Quite the revelation! ..Lighting up the British blues and RnB scene at the moment, very very good indeed. Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
Tickets are £15 per ticket, bought in tables of 2, 4 or 6 we have a limited capacity at this performance, so avoid disappointment and book your table now. Don't forget you can pre-order wine and food for your table to get your evening off to a great start.

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Roddy Radiation and The Skabilly Rebels Plus Support

21/11/2020 - 22/11/2020

Following a very straight year we're very excited to announce two amazing bands joining us for an evening of ska and punk. The great Roddy Radiation, formally The Specials will be performing with his band Skabilly rebels with support . This is going to be one hell of an evening and one not to be missed. Numbers for this gig are limited to 50 and slightly more expensive due to running costs of the event and the smaller numbers. Tickets £35 per ticket bought in tables of 2, 4 or 6. Don't forget you can pre-order wine and food for your table to get your evening off to a great start.

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The REC Rooms Jazz and Blues - Adrian Cox - My life & New Orleans Clarinet

27/11/2020 - 27/11/2020

As part of The REC Rooms Jazz and blues sessions we're excited to welcome Adrian Cox and his band.   Adrian Cox Clarinet/Vocals The internationally-acclaimed jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox, at age 37, is certainly at the top of his game. He was nominated for Jazz Clarinettist of the Year (British Jazz Awards 2019) and his last album Profoundly Blue was nominated for Jazz Album of the Year (UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019). In 2018, Adrian was invited to perform with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at London’s famous Barbican Centre, playing the music from the Benny Goodman 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Cox then went on to perform in New York at the gala concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Lincoln Centre, and was amongst guests including the great Tony Bennett. With his own band, Adrian has been touring the globe performing music from his project Profoundly Blue, which celebrates the music of jazz clarinet legend Edmond Hall, with sell-out concerts at Ronnie Scott’s (London) and Dizzy’s Club (New York) being amongst the highlights of the 200+ shows. Adrian has come to the attention of a wider audience thanks to regular appearances on BBC Radio 2 (the Clare Teal show), BBC Radio 3 (Alyn Shipton’s Jazz Record Request), and BBC Radio 6 (the Cerys Matthews show). Adrian has the ability to engage with his audience both on and off-stage, with an unrivalled feel for the music he plays, which combined with his virtuosic technique has lead to wide critical acclaim, including Time Out declaring him “London’s most charismatic reedsman”. His latest album release Now Is Spring (released in January 2020) was his first all original offering and sees Cox breaking new ground and pushing jazz forward once again, whilst keeping the role of the clarinet at the forefront, “Touches the other world that all musicians aspire to” Cerys Matthews (BBC6 Music/BBC Radio2)   Adrian Cox - Clarinet/Vocals Joe Webb - Piano Will Sach - Double Bass Luke Tomlinson - Drums
Tickets are £15 per ticket, bought in tables of 2, 4 or 6 we have a limited capacity at this performance, so avoid disappointment and book your table now. Don't forget you can pre-order wine and food for your table to get your evening off to a great start.

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Simulation Muse and The Runaway Killers

28/11/2020 - 29/11/2020

Simulation Muse and The Runaway Killers began life as ProtoStereo in 2014. Regarded amongst many venues as one of the highest quality modern rock cover bands on the live entertainment circuit, they held their audiences with their renditions of some of the biggest hits of the last 20 years. Their attention to musical detail, high energy and passion kept supporters and clients coming back for more.

An uncanny likeness to a certain two bands was soon apparent and in 2016 they began a double tribute to Muse and The Killers, ‘ProtoStereo’, playing festivals, theatres and venues all over the country.

After a few years, in 2019, they separated the tributes, giving birth to The Runaway Killers and Simulation Muse.

Front man George Foster delivers not just rock style but backs it up with the highest quality vocal. High-energy, with a striking on-stage dynamic, they are one of the most sought-after tribute bands around today.

Delivering their powerful shows around the country, the five-star band have gained years of experience entertaining corporate clients and individuals at events and venues of all shapes and sizes.

To check out more and see ProtoStereo in action head to their facebook page here.
Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
Advance tickets £10

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BOOTLEG BLONDIE! - Sold Out

04/12/2020 - 05/06/2020

SHE IS BACK!!! The Rec Rooms in association with the famous The Eel Pie Club present BOOTLEG BLONDIE, a SOLD OUT show back in early 2019. Bootleg Blondie is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band, the ONLY Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City and to have the honour to be mentioned on Blondie’s 11th studio album ‘Pollinator’ The ONLY Blondie tribute officially endorsed by Debbie Harry and Blondie band themselves. This is no ordinary night, this is a full show dedicated to hit after hit. Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has fabulous costume changes and her pride and joy is her guitar that she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie members. Debbie Harris, as seen on BBC 1, is the niece of the celebrated singer & actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film ‘Oliver’! Tickets are £15 in advance £20 on the night Doors 7:30pm Support act TBC To check out more and see Bootleg Blondie in action head to their facebook page here. Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.

Rec Rooms December Thursday Night Comedy

10/12/2020 - 10/12/2020

Rec Rooms Comedy nights have been going down a storm and we can't wait for you to see what we have in store for you for Christmas.
We are really pushing the boat out for you with a line up including not only Geoff Norcutt but also the legendary Arthur Smith. The evening will also include some delicious festive treats on arrival and as always we will be doing all we can to ensure you enjoy the evening as safely as possible.
Closing - Geoff Norcott Middle - Paul Ricketts Middleish - Graeme Collard  Opening - Arthur Smith
Compere - Dave Thompson

Geoff Norcott:

Geoff Norcott is a unique voice in British comedy. Having appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Mock the Week and Question Time he’s built up a significant live following with sell-out Edinburgh runs and two national tours. Operating outside the usual comedic commentary on politics and social issues, Geoff has carved a real niche for himself. With a documentary, bespoke TV formats plus a UK and international tour on the horizon, 2019 is set to be an even bigger year.

Arthur Smith:

Comedian, Presenter, Actor, Writer (and Night Mayor of Balham - self appointed), Arthur is one of the much admired originals of the great British alternative comedy scene. Arthur has a consistently brilliant talent and ability to provide light entertainment whilst also still finding new and interesting ways to make people laugh. It is no surprise, therefore, that he remains a sought after artist by Comedy Clubs, Theatres, Festivals and Private Events and is regularly seen and heard on Television and Radio.

Paul Ricketts:

Paul Ricketts is an award-winning comic who since 2005 has been entertaining audiences across the UK and beyond. Since starting as an MC in his own London Comedy Club, Paul has developed into a much sought after performer on the comedy circuit. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subjects, intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness. Sometimes silly, serious or surreal, sometimes autobiographical, political or near the knuckle - but always funny!

Graeme Collard:

Graeme has been performing Stand-up since 2011, mainly on the Brighton and London circuits. Graeme discusses his unique reasons for being a vegetarian as well as making observations on every day scenario’s and confusions.

Dave Thompson:

Dave is an international stand-up comedian and compere, known for his brilliant one-liners and odd persona. He has written for Harry Hill's TV Burp! and The Sketch Show, which were broadcast on ITV. Both series of The Sketch Show have sold around the world, including to CBS in America.

As per the previous comedy night 'post-lockdown' we are selling tables which hold 6 people. Tables will need to be purchased by a group of family or close bubble friends & it will be table service where food and drink can be ordered at your table, you can check out our menu here.

You will receive an email with details of the night and the measures we haven place to keep you and our staff safe closer to the event. Tickets £150 in advance (covers admission of 6 close friends and family)

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Broadway Meets West End Christmas Special featuring Matthew Goodgame

11/12/2020 - 11/12/2020

What better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than a festive West End special from none other than Matthew Goodgame? Matthew's show last year was a roaring success and after the year we've all had we certainly need some festive cheer! Join us for this cabaret event with all the songs, glitz and glamour from Broadway and the West End. Matthew Goodgame is a musical theatre star who has recently appeared in Guy's & Dolls, 42nd Street, Chicago & Funny Girl so plenty of musical numbers to regale us with! Check out Matthew in action here. Remember you can pre-order your food here and first round of drinks here. Tickets are £15 per person purchased in tables of 2, 4 or 6.

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Drum Lesson package with Pete O'Connell

11/12/2020 - 11/12/2020

The REC rooms have teamed up with the great Pete O'Connell to produce a series of drum lessons. These cover from beginner to advanced. A six week course you will receive a lesson each week via email, practice then have a QandA the week following with the man himself to help you advance. This is an introductory offer of £9.99 for the first 6 lessons. First q and a will be the second week of September for the taster available on The REC Rooms facebook page, then weekly after that for 6 weeks. 6 lessons £9.99 Tickets £10 in advance £15 on the door.

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Christmas Unplugged with Step Ahead Productions

18/12/2020 - 18/12/2020

Christmas Unplugged has been arranged in response to Covid-19, 2020 has been a tough year and we all need a little cheering up. With an evening of sensational vocals and Christmas nibbles, you are in for a Christmassy treat. Professional vocalists and their wonderful guitarist have arranged a one-off festive evening, showcasing some of your all time favourite Christmas classics, as well as performing a few upbeat and modern tunes to get your feet tapping. If you need a little Christmas spirit, then this is the show for you. Escape from 2020 and enjoy all things festive. BOOK NOW! Christmas Unplugged Vocalists Kimberley trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Since graduating Kimberley has worked extensively in the UK and internationally including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She has performed in many shows and cabarets over the years and sings back up for a drag show. She is Creative Director of StepAhead Production. Kimberley is excited to be bringing some Christmas cheer to 2020 Lynne performs as a backing vocalist for Stephanie Whitelock in the “Soul of a Woman” touring theatre show as well as singer in Soul function band “Mojo Cookie” and Motown inspired group “Atlantic”. Lynne has been lucky enough to perform at many venues including the London O2. Lynne also works as a singing teacher for several schools including The Vince Martin School of Dance and Musical Theatre. Vincent graduated from The Urdang Academy with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. His professional career has seen him perform across the world and here in the UK. He is now the Principal and Founder of DMT School and Co-Director of StepAhead Productions. Kayleigh trained at Solo School of Singing. She regularly features her professional pop/RnB sounds throughout West Sussex. With her elected performance background, she is now in the process of devising her own accoustic duo act with Jorge Bustamante. Most recently, she has started her own social media platforms called From Langers With Love (@from_langers_with_love). Jorge classically trained in piano and singing which started his passion for music.  He writes and performs his own songs drawing inspiration from Celtic music. He also covers songs on his Instagram (@jorgebnmusic). Most currently, he is composing an EP which is soon to be released.(www.jorgebnmusic.com).

Don't forget to pre-order food and drink to make the evening complete.

Tickets can be bought in tables of two, four or six.

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The Guns N' Roses Experience

19/12/2020 - 20/12/2020

The Guns n' Roses Experience are the biggest, the best, the most successful and the most in Demand Gn'R tribute in the world. Not an over-hyped claim, they prove it time after time. It does not get any closer than this people.
So close to the original that 3 different members of Guns N Roses have personally asked them to join them on stage in addition to this, so have members of Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper and Whitesnake to name a few.
Since their very first gig the Guns N' Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace and
selling out all over the world.
Make sure you get your tickets now.
Advance tickets £10, £15 on the door

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The Trojan Beats - New Years Eve party

31/12/2020 - 01/01/2021

Its true, The Trojan Beats are coming to entertain you all for New Years. This will be one hell of a party with people already booking hotels before we released, just on the off chance. You're advised to buy quick as these will sell out fast.
 
With an evening of food and drinks to enjoy, there's no better party than The Trojan Beats @ The REC Rooms.
 
Advance early bird tickets £20 (until 30th April)
Advance tickets after April £25
On the door £30 (if any left)

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THE CHRISTIANS

30/01/2021 - 31/01/2021

The Christians are coming to The Rec Rooms! Described as "the Temptations in ripped jeans ......" by one rock critic, the Liverpool band's infectious melodies and warm harmonies have a deep emotional undercurrent. Feeding on accusations, protest, despair and even self-doubt, their "socially aware soul" made a big impact on the complacent music scene of the late 80s. The band's name came from the surname of the three brothers that were originally in the line-up (Garry, Russell and Roger Christian). It was also, coincidentally, their songwriter/guitarist/keyboards player Henry Priestman's middle name. Their 1987 double-platinum debut album, "The Christians", entered the album chart at No.2 and featured the Top 30 singles "Forgotten Town", "Hooverville, "Ideal World" and "Born Again". A sell-out tour of the major British cities followed, including consecutive nights at the Hammersmith Odeon, with additional appearances in Holland, Germany and France. In 1988 they released a cover of the Isley Brothers' "Harvest for the World", with all proceeds going to British Third-World charities. They also performed with other Liverpool artists Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson and Gerry Marsden on a version of "Ferry Cross The Mersey", released in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough football disaster. It stayed at No.1 for 3 weeks. Lead singer Garry Christian still sounds as good today as he did back then and the band are constantly touring as well as being invited to appear at many prestigious festivals. The Christians have made a name for performing a belting set packed full of the hits that bring back pure happiness and nostagia to the crowd. Described by Chris Evans as 'the best gig he's ever been to' The Christians are a reminder that not everything from the 80s was uncool! The surprising meaningful and appropriate songs combined with a voice that 'penetrates the soul' ... its not difficult to see why THE CHRISTIANS seem to be celebrating such a big resurgence! For more from The Christians you can head to their website here.

Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
Tickets are £25 Please note this is a standing gig and seating will be on a first come basis.

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Wrong Jovi

06/02/2021 - 07/02/2021

Wrong Jovi bring the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute show to the REC Rooms in Horsham, Sussex. They manage to make clubs, theatres and halls feel like stadiums and arenas, leaving audiences amazed. If you want One Wild Night with the most exciting tribute act on the planet then get your tickets now!
The UK’s newest and finest tribute to rock legends Bon Jovi. Described by tribute band expert (Channel 4’s The Convention Crasher) and TV celebrity Justin Lee-Collins as “the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world”. The band features Ally Ward (X Factor, The Singer Takes It All and Singdate) aka Jon Wrong Jovi on vocals & founding member Mark Harding provides Richie Samboras fiery guitar lines, backing vocals and even lead vocals on occasion. Simon James (David Bryan) on keyboards and Backing vocals, Giuliano Ianarelli (Hugh McDonald) on bass and Backing vocals and Rhys Kirkman (Tico Torres) on drums complete the lineup. Described as “better than the real thing” by Club 85, Hitchin at their very first gig, the show is second to none. If you not quite sure check out some of their amazing performances here, we promise you'll be convinced.
Tickets are £10 in advance £15 on the night Doors 7:30pm Support act TBC Why not become a Rec Rooms member and gain ticket discounts and special offers & don't forget to order your pre-gig meal deal!

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Toyah – Electro/Acoustic Tour

13/02/2021 - 14/02/2021

From punk princess to cult stage actress to high priestess of TV, TOYAH WILLCOX is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage/screen actress and music composer. In a career spanning over 40 years Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-four albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in twenty feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes.
 
200 seats, theatre style in rows, taken on a first come first serve basis. Standing behind
 
Advance £22

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Hayseed Dixie

20/03/2021 - 21/03/2021

All standing! What people say about Hayseed Dixie: “The Hayseed’s berserk hedonism is indeed refreshing! ***** (5 Stars)” - The Guardian “Hayseed Dixie highlights the worth of mountain music to all things rock: energy, dirt-punk rhythm, careening harmonies and the fundamental right of all no-good fuck-ups to raise hell come Saturday night.” - Uncut “Superlative musicians with a deep love and understanding of the dynamics of both modern rock and ancient hillbilly music” - The Times “I enjoyed this and . . . on further investigation . . . it’s not good . . . it’s fabulous!” – Brian May, Queen “This is great! I can’t wait to get the royalty check!” - Gene Simmons, KISS

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Soul of a Woman

26/03/2021 - 26/03/2021

Powerful, professional and an unrivalled performance, Soul of a Woman is more than a show – it’s showstopping. Celebrating the inspirational and iconic female voices of soul’s hall of fame – this eight- piece band are simply phenomenal. Hear the haunting melodies of Etta James, Billy Holiday and Whitney Houston, the unmistakable symphonies of Dusty Springfield and Chaka Khan and feel the hairs on the back of your neck tingle at the acoustic arrangements of Adele and Aretha.
 
Emotive, enchanting and evocative the whole evening promises exquisite entertainment from opening to encore. Lead vocalist Stephanie Whitelock, together with her sensational band, captures the sound, soul and strength of songs from legendary artists spanning generations.
 
Your feet will tap from the moment you arrive, your body will dance, adrenalin pump and your heart skip a beat. Close your eyes and you’ll travel through time, transported by the beats of a beautiful musical arrangement.
To check out more and see them in action head to their facebook page here. Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
 
This will be more than a night to remember. It’s date you look back on shouting ‘Yes, I was there!’.
Advance tickets £12, on the door £15

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Gabrielle Ducomble - Springtime in Paris

03/04/2021 - 03/04/2021

Gabrielle Ducomble was one of the highlights of our lockdown live streaming programme. We were completely mesmerised by her stunning voice here in Rec Rooms HQ so we cannot wait for you all to experience her in The Rec Rooms.
If you need reminding of her outstanding livestream for us, you can view it right here.

A little bit about Gabrielle:

Gabrielle Ducomble is a Belgian-born vocalist and composer, renowned for her pure, beautiful voice, which combines sophistication and powerful emotion. She has earned wide acclaim for her Parisian jazz and tango arrangements, presenting a fresh, contemporary take on iconic songs by the likes of Piaf, Piazzolla, Legrand and Brel, and becoming an ever popular performer in the UK and across Europe.
So get ready to be whisked to Paris in Springtime with a special French themed menu, cocktails and the magnificent voice of Gabrielle.
Tickets are £15 in advance and £20 on the night.
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History of House

16/04/2021 - 17/04/2021

History of House are back after an incredible gig in 2019 with even more great classic house & a promise of more Faithless.
History of House are a live band that recreate some of the funkiest dance anthems from the 90's to today. Mixing feel good vibes and infectious beats from artist's like Bassment Jaxx, Mousse T, Crystal Waters and Daft Punk. Brighton based funkers who will get you moving with smooth vocals from Jody Findley and Tobias Ratcliffe backed by a class band.
Some will have seen them at The Rec Rooms before and those that did know just how good they are. This terrific band are no strangers to huge gigs and festivals and will have you up and dancing for sure! Don't believe us, check them out in action right here.
Before you dance the night away why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Our burgers are renowned in Horsham & the perfect way to start your evening, you can add a meal deal to your basket here.
£10 advance and £15 on the door.

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Mark Chadwick (Levellers) Solo - Support TBC

24/04/2021 - 25/10/2020

Wow, we've been chasing this for some time and are excited to have the great Mark Chadwick. One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick, has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 25 years. Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites and have cemented their cherished status with headline performances at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Cambridge Folk Festival, Bestival and Boomtown and many European and UK events.  In 2003 they successfully created their own annual Beautiful Days Festival which takes place in August at Escot Park, Devon. During this time Mark has released two solo albums ‘All the Pieces’ and ‘Moment’ and his upfront and personal solo performance will see him play a mixture of material from these albums and Levellers classics. Be warned, Mark will have you up dancing!
To check out more and see Mark in action head to his facebook page here.
Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
Mainly standing with a few unreserved seats available on a first come first served basis.
Advance Tickets £15

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T'Pau

07/05/2021 - 08/05/2021

Yes, that's right Horsham T'Pau or Carol Decker is coming to The REC Rooms. We're celebrating this fact with an early bird offer of £25, and once the tickets have gone, they've gone.
 
Come and listen to all her great hits, including China In Your Hand.
To check out more about T'pau and band, head to her website here. Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
Doors 7:30pm Tickets £25 advance early bird £30 on the night if available (Why not become a RR member for ticket discounts? Check out the website for more details)

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The Brand New Heavies

22/05/2021 - 22/05/2021

The REC Rooms are excited to announce that we're part of The Brand New Heavies UK tour for 2021.   Acid Jazz Royalty Simon Bartholomew & Andrew Levy are the original members of TBNH they are the main songwriters and Producers of the 16 top 40 hits singles and have sold over 2.5 million records. S&A 2017 Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies translated their love for the funk grooves of the 1970s into a sophisticated sound that carried the torch for classic soul in an era dominated by Hip-Hop. Formed in 1985 by drummer/keyboardist Jan Kincaid, guitarist Simon Bartholomew, and bassist/keyboardist Andrew Levy - longtime school friends from the London suburb of Ealing - The Brand New Heavies were originally an instrumental unit inspired by the James Brown and Meters records its members heard while clubbing the rare groove scene in vogue at the moment. The trio soon began recording their own music, gaining enormous exposure when their demo tracks were spun at the influential Cat in the Hat Club. Eventually adding a brass section, the Brand New Heavies built a cult following throughout the London club circuit, surviving the shift that saw the rare groove scene fade in the wake of acid house. After an earlier recording deal with Cooltempo yielded the single "Got to Give," the Heavies -- now including vocalist Jay Ella Ruth -- signed with the fledgling indie label Acid Jazz; recorded on a budget of just 8,000 pounds, the group's self-titled LP appeared in 1990 to strong critical acclaim, resulting in a licensing deal with the American company Delicious Vinyl. With Ruth now out of the band, Delicious Vinyl hand-picked N'dea Davenport as her successor, insisting the Heavies re-record tracks from their debut for their first U.S. effort, also an eponymous release that appeared in 1992. After scoring at home with "Dream Come True" and "Stay This Way," the single "Never Stop" soon landed on the American R&B charts, with the Heavies the first British group to accomplish such a feat with a debut single since Soul II Soul several years earlier; a subsequent New York performance augmented by rappers Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) and MC Serch (3rd Bass) inspired the group to begin absorbing Hip-Hop, and that summer they cut "Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1", an album including guest appearances by rappers including Main Source, Gang Starr, Grand Puba, and the Pharcyde. 1994's Brother Sister, which went platinum in Britain, was Davenport's last recording with the Heavies before beginning a solo career; she was replaced by singer Siedah Garrett in time for 1997's Shelter. Two years later, the group reappeared with a British best-of album entitled Trunk Funk: The Best of the Brand New Heavies; the title was recycled the following year for an American compilation, Trunk Funk Classics: 1991-2000, which featured a new song recorded with Davenport. In early 2006 it was announced that Davenport would be reuniting with the group. A new album, Get Used to It, was released later that year and was followed by a tour of the U.K. and Europe. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide   Advance tickets £30 (This is a standing only event)

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Rhino's Revenge with support from Quo-caine

12/06/2021 - 13/06/2021

Having rocked audiences across the UK and Europe during 2019, Rhino’s Revenge will hit the road again in 2021. The title of the new tour is taken from the Rhino’s Revenge song of the same name. ‘Never Too Old’   was played for the first time during the band’s December, 2018, & proved to be an instant, sing-along hit. The side band of John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, bass player with rock legends Status Quo, Rhino’s Revenge will once more continue to support Save The Rhino International.   “Thanks to the generosity of the people who come to our gigs, we’ve already collected a substantial amount for the charity,” says Rhino. “The tour was originally booked to happen during August and September, 2020”, he continues, “but Covid-19 had other ideas.  It’s been a time of varying degrees of difficulty for us all but it’s not been easy for anyone.  Health and safety is still paramount, but we hope our audience is as keen as we are to blow the pandemic blues away with some in your face rock ‘n roll.” With two albums of original material to its name – and a third currently in the making – Rhino’s Revenge brings songs from that repertoire to the stage alongside Quo favourites which Rhino has either written or co-written, some timeless rock classics and an element of the spontaneous unknown.  “I do like to surprise myself and everyone else by throwing in a song which we haven’t necessarily even rehearsed before, in the heat of the moment,” he admits. Rhino’s Revenge is made up from a pool of stellar players, subject to availability, that currently includes Jim Kirkpatrick from FM on guitar and drummer Richard Newman, who has performed with Paul Rodgers, Rory Gallagher, Jefferson Starship, Steve Marriott, Alvin Lee and Glenn Hughes. “Paul Rodgers is my absolute hero and when he heard about my association with Save The Rhino, he signed several copies of his latest CD/DVD, gave them to our shared drummer, Richard, and we sold them on our last tour, with all proceeds going to the charity.” Having previously been a member of acts including The Climax Blues Band, Space and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Rhino was invited to join Quo in 1986 and has been permanent in the line-up ever since. To check out more and see them in action head to their facebook page here. Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.

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Atomic Rooster

17/07/2021 - 18/07/2020

Atomic Rooster will be performing live at The Rec Rooms on the 17th July 2021.
The legendary Prog Rock band featuring original members Steve Bolton & Pete French along with Adrian Gautrey, Bo Walsh & Shug Millidge.
To check out more and see them in action head to their facebook page here. Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
Not an evening to be missed, so get in early to see some original masters at work.
 
Advance tickets : £12 on the door £15

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Andy Fairweather Low

10/09/2021 - 10/09/2021

And it just keeps coming. The legend Andy Fairweather Low will be performing at The REC Rooms. Check out the amazing list of names this man has played with.
 
 
Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent 'Gin House' to Andy's future musical collaborations.
Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence'Gatemouth' Brown, Pete Townshend... and hundreds more.
200 seats, theatre style in rows, taken on a first come first serve basis. Standing behind

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China Crisis

29/10/2021 - 29/10/2021

Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band are known for their string of hit singles, including African & White, Chrstian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums. Jack Hymers (keys) Eddie Lundon Gary Daly Eric Animan (sax)
 
Advance tickets £22, on the door £25

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Catfish

06/11/2021 - 07/11/2021

If you caught Catfish's Live Stream for us in April you will know how good they are & that was only two of them!

Catfish play at almost every major UK blues festival establishing themselves as a real force in the British blues scene.  They now tour regularly in Europe, so we can't wait to have them at The Rec Rooms.

Quotes from the press 'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today.' Blues Matters Magazine. ‘Catfish can only consolidate their place at the very top of the Blues-Rock scene with this impressive album.’  Blues in Britain Magazine, May 2019 ‘… this is so much more than just a blues album. You have blues, rock, gospel and all sorts of other influences that go into making this album a must have in your collection. Prepare to have your face melted by some of these tracks, pure class.’ Will Carter, Two Finger Media To check out more and see them in action head to their facebook page here.
Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal deal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.

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Tankus the Henge

12/11/2021 - 12/11/2021

Tankus the Henge have built their reputation on unforgettable songwriting, spectacular live performances and relentless hard work, playing hundreds of shows across Europe and building a devoted fan base along the way. “..I love that. It reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in. His voice is his own, …so great. I love it.” Dave Davies – The Kinks Their funk-fuelled repertoire is wildly eclectic, ranging from New Orleans inspired swing to heavy rock riffs, and since their beginnings in the ratty alleyways of London’s Soho, the band has evolved into a wild groove machine. Musically inspired by bands from the British invasion of the 60s and artists such as Tom Waits, Blur, Randy Newman and Queens Of The Stone Age, and with lyrics influenced by 20th Century American Literature, specifically the Beat Generation and Gonzo journalism, Tankus the Henge defy categorisation. Their hair-raising show, like no other, has to be seen and heard to be believed. Like a psychedelic, rock n roll octopus – only with four more legs. To check out more and see Tankus the Henge in action head to their facebook page here.
Why not treat yourself to a pre-gig meal in the Clubhouse? Just add a meal deal to your basket here.
Advance tickets £15
Limited seating, first come first served. Mainly standing venue for this sell out gig
 

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