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Rock 'n' Roll
The Wave Pictures are strange: an indie rock band with absolutely no indie rock influences. For years, all we’ve listened to has been the classic blues and rock and roll of America in the 50s and 60s. And yet, we’re always disliked those retro acts who slavishly copy the look and the sound, the haircuts and the fonts of the past, but miss the unfettered spirit of the music they love. We have a style of our own already, the way your eyes have a colour. We don’t want to be a blues band. But the blues is there, at the invisible core of everything we do. We love it.
You see, these days the kids like their music to be made by machines, even when it pretends otherwise. The kids don’t seem to fear the machines (as I do, having been so profoundly affected at a young age by the first two Terminator movies) and so they happily switch on their computers and listen to robots singing. Well, one day those robots will rise up and kill us all. Listen instead, kids, to The Wave Pictures, the band that will someday soundtrack the resistance. We are the real thing, you know. The only reason the press haven’t noticed is that they are besotted with the machine music of robots, too. Ah, but no robot could swing the way Franic Rozycki swings his tugboat bass on a mighty blues-rock anthem such as “Now I Want To Hoover My Brain Clean” or “Panama Hat”, which will not sound right until it is heard crackling through a broken radio in a burned out basement after the robot apocalypse, a last little sign of human life on earth. The resistance starts here.
Live Music Venue
Worcesters premier live music venue.
Situated in the city centre of historic Worcester, this former dance studio still has the original sprung dance floors put in place back in 1958. After an extensive 14 month renovation/conversion we have ended up with a venue that musicians have designed with the musician in mind, so bands really enjoy themselves when they play here - and as a result, always give a better performance. We have a 5k in house sound system, in house lighting rig and in house sound engineers.
The executive balcony is available for Hen nights, Stag parties, Corporate Entertaining and album launches.
Tickets for all shows can be bought either by phone +44 (0)1905 613336, by calling into Marrs Bar or online.
Every Saturday, from midnight till 4 am is the explosive ALTERNATIVE/POP/ROCK clubnight for REAL music fans, TNT
Every Wednesday is Jam Night at The Marrs Bar. We have a full range of instruments set up for you to play so if you are a guitarist, bass player, keyboard player, singer or drummer you can just turn up and play. You are welcome to bring your own instrument along too if you’d prefer. There is also a DI box set up for the unexpected double bass or an acoustic guitar or whatever. from 9pm is the acoustic hour, open to all singer songwriters to get up and try a couple of numbers. After 10, the house band hosted by Vince Ballard get up, fancy playing with these boys? Then just make yourself know to Vince, fancy getting up with your own band? Anything goes. Best of all, it’s free entry all night.
The marr’s bar is an over 18 music venue. The only way to get in if you are under 18 is if you are 14 and over with a parent or with a junior membership. to become a junior member you must pay £5 for the year
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