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Benefit gig for MIND at Three Wise Monkeys March 13th

Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester are holding a fundraiser for MIND on Friday 13th. March. And they have a stunning line-up to tempt you: SHOOTY & THE BANG BANG + THE MEFFS + ELEPHANT JANE + THE UPSY DAISIES + DJ BEN HOWARD.

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Joanne Shaw Taylor plays Chinnery's Tuesday 10th March

British Belle of the blues Joanne Shaw Taylor stops off at Southend Chinnery's on Tuesday, 10th of March as part of her UK tour. She will be performing her ‘Reckless Heart’ album live in its entirety along with some fan favourites. Tickets are available now here:

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Southend Greenfest Fri 6 & Sat 7 March at The Railway Hotel Southend

The Green Party have announced a groundbreaking event, brand new for 2020. Two days of free informative workshops covering a wide range of Green ideas and policies; amazing guest speakers; and two whole evenings of live music - this is sure to be the biggest Green-festival South Essex has ever seen! With a brilliant open-mic […]

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Hippy Joe's Live & Unsigned March & April Dates

Hippy Joe's Live & Unsigned has been the home of live original music in Basildon since 1991. Every Thursday at The Edge Bar & Restaurant with monthly Wednesday Acoustic nights. You can always expect an eclectic mix of genres.

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Rosalie Cunningham Spring Tour starts Tues March 3rd

Following on from last years very successful UK tour in support of her debut solo album, Southend’s very own Psychedelic Prog Rock chanteuse Rosalie Cunningham will be be touring the UK again in March and May this year. She will be playing a new and improved set including brand new songs from the next album. […]

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Nova Twins announce European Tour

London based grime punk duo Nova Twins have released a video for their latest track ‘Taxi’.

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PMT Live Launch at The Railway Hotel 5th March

PMT, Southend's premier music shop has teamed up with one of Southend's coolest music venues to open a brand new space for local musicians!

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Hayseed Dixie featuring Hippy Joe Hymas new album out Feb 14th

Hayseed Dixie, the self described "Undisputed world heavyweight creators of the musical genre, "Rockgrass" are back with a new album 'Blast From The Grass' out February 14th.

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Seth Lakeman to play Harwich Tues 11th Feb

Multi award-winning folk singer Seth Lakeman will release his new album ‘A Pilgrim’s Tale’ on February 7th 2020, in a year that marks four centuries since The Mayflower ship departed the UK. The album will be released amidst a selection of UK concerts where Seth will visit locations significant to the Mayflower tale, including dates […]

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The Whom By Fire Ensemble play The Railway Hotel Saturday 8th February

Saturday 8th February, Southend Alt/Folk duo Whom By Fire return to their spiritual home The Railway Hotel in Southend with their expanded 6 piece ensemble.

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FACEBOOK EVENTS!… WE can now add YOUR Facebook events to OUR events tab: Create an event as usual on your band/venue page. Post the event link on to our wall. It's FREE! Your event will then be added to our page where it will be shared to over 5000 gig goers! PLEASE NOTE! Only posts […]

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Killatrix Play Three Wise Monkeys Colchester

Friday 31st January Colchester based Electro Noisenicks Killatrix play their first gig of 2020.In support of Independent Venue Week they are playing Three Wise Monkeys Colchester with Ghosts Of Men & Shooty and the Bang Bang£5 entry

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Luke Langston Benefit Show Thursday 30th January

Hippy Joe's Live & Unsigned The Edge Basildon The Beautiful Antics have organised a gig in memory of their Guitarist Luke who passed away suddenly in November, after a short battle with Cancer.They will be raising money for Luke’s 6 Children & Hopefully enough will be raised to make a donation to Macmillan cancer support.*Free […]

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Killatrix announce 2020 dates

Colchester based Elecro Noisenicks Killatrix have announce some dates for 2020. Kicking off on 30/01 at The Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester. Click for more info.

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Essex/East London based Grime Punk duo Nova Twins have released a video for their latest track ‘Taxi’. It follows a solid set of single & EP releases including debut ’Nova Twins EP’ which was one of our Hot Tracks in 2016.

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Coronavirus Update:

☣️ The time has come. ☣️

We’ve been working our asses off over these last few days, but we’re finally in a safe position to close our doors for the common good.

The government is urging everyone to stay indoors, and it would be irresponsible for our health and yours to stay open beyond today.

Tonight (19.03.2020) will be our last night open.
We will remain closed to the public until it is safe for us to reopen.
You can guarantee that the reopening party will be HUGE.

Our Railway Emergency Broadcast System will be broadcasting EVERY night online at 19:00 - 21:00, with the bands playing LIVE for your entertainment.

We are aiming to have two bands on every night throughout this lockdown to keep your homes filled with wonderful original music recorded live.

Please tune in!

If you want to play one of our “Quarantine Sessions”, get in touch with us via the usual methods.

If when you're listening live, you like what you’re hearing, we have set up a PayPal if you want to contribute.
Consider it a quarantine-compliant whip-round.

Our award-winning kitchen will remain open, and we’ll be accepting orders via our Facebook and on Deliveroo.
Please keep Gabriel busy.

The kitchen will be open:
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: - 17:00 - 22:00
Sat: 13:00 - 21:00
Tue, Sun: Closed (this might change if demand is high)

We will also be selling cut-price bottled beers and wines for home delivery too - Dave has even worked out how to get draught Brewers’ Gold ale to your front door. He’s pleased with his Heath Robinson contraption; just humour him.

We are entirely reliant on your support during this crisis, and we’re doing all we can to keep the show going, and to stay afloat during this (frankly, shit) time.

If you’d usually spend £10 in the pub once a week, please consider buying some of our delicious food or some beers to keep us going.

Ren said our food cured his Flu.
Might be worth a shot, no?

There are many small local businesses who aren’t in such a position that they are able to close, so we’d urge all of you to support those small family-run businesses through all of this.

Hopefully, after all of this has blown over we’ll still have a High Street.

See you on the other side.


The Railway Hotel, Southend

RJ Learmouth, James Vessey-Miller, Dave & Fi Dulake.

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Tuppenny Bunters LIVE from The Railway Hotel, Southend-On-Sea ...

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Timeline PhotosDue to the current situation with the virus, uncertainty and all hell breaking loose, Hippy Joe's Live & Unsigned will not be opening this Thursday (only the 2nd time this has happened since 1991!) How long for? Who’s to say?!? At present we’ll be working on a week to week basis and assessing the situation as it unfolds. Please checkout or flyer and support the bands we booked to play in the next few by downloading their music,liking pages, sharing links etc. And keep checking in to see what the situation is each week at Hippy Joe’s! We will be back as soon as it is safe to do so! And just remember my metal warriors even though we may be as hard as fucking nails .. others around us a May not be. Care for the vulnerable. Look after each other. Don’t freak out. Support original music . Be kind. Hope to see all you ugly fucks on the other side! X ...

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