Blues / Rock
As the name implies we are not an adolescent boy band and neither is our music of that flavour. We all hail from a time when live music was plentiful and still belonged to the bands who made it, so if you are looking to listen to a record you are probably in the wrong place, unless your collection is exclusively live music.
The reason we play is because we enjoy it and we want you to enjoy the experience too. Music is one of the few things that can recreate a time or place in your mind complete with the emotions and thoughts that were there so let us transport you to a time when music was live and there to be enjoyed.
I do not know where this saying came from, so if it's yours I'm sorry, but it is true and could easily be our motto: -
'You don't stop playing because you are old
You get old because you stop playing'
Music Venue, Bar & Nightclub
Here at Esquires, we have three bars each offering something different. Over nearly 3 decades , the 250 capacity Main Stage has played host to some of the UK’s biggest bands. Muse, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Elbow, Biffy Clyro, The Libertines, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood, Alt-J, Bloc Party, and Enter Shikari have all graced our little stage. And we’re still the place to catch the stars of tomorrow today…
Esquires’ Bar is open Wednesday to Sunday and offers a friendly atmosphere, although it can get competitive around the pool table! Every Wednesday night is our always popular ‘Jam Session’ (with full backline), so bring along an instrument and join in. Additionally, there’s free live music most Fridays and Saturdays, along with the now legendary ‘Sunday Sessions’.
And finally Holy Moly’s with regular gigs, club nights and acoustic sessions. Don’t forget to check out our two guardian angels, Jimi and John, on the stained glass windows. Holy Moly’s is also available for private hire, please call us on (01234) 340120.
Fiercely independent and alternative. No dress code, no idiots.
Age Policy: All gigs at Esquires are 16+. If you look young for your age, bring ID! 14-15 year olds can attend only if accompanied by their parent / legal guardian. Club Nights downstairs on a Friday / Saturday are strictly 18+.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.