Upcoming gigs and events:

  • David Knopfler (Dire Straits)

    Born in Glasgow, Scotland, David Knopfler grew up in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the Northeast of England. With a guitar, a piano, and a drum kit by age 11, it’s not surprising to find he’s mastered many of the instruments he uses on his recordings. By fourteen, David was performing his own songs in folk clubs. Despite […]

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  • Neville Staple (ex-The Specials) *New Date*

    Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special […]

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  • Hampshire Roots Blues Fest

    Hampshire Roots Blues Fest: Featuring the finest Blues bands/musicians with roots firmly placed in Hampshire and/or surrounding areas. Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset have hugely strong Blues scenes, often strengthened with the odd visit by a well-known touring name – but this is a chance to celebrate our own Blues musicians! Some have blessed us with their […]

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  • *New Date* King King + Broken Witt Rebels

    King King are on a roll. Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards, it’s hard to believe that Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys) have come so far, so fast. As Henry Yates of Classic Rock Blues notes, “King King are the hottest draw in […]

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  • The Sweet Soul Sensation Band + DJ Paul Mico

    Paul Mico Presents Motown & Soul: “Never Give Up On A Good Thing” 2 sets Of Live Music featuring: The Sweet Soul Sensation Band & Dave Tiwary The George Benson endorsed tribute show also THE GREATEST RETRO CLUB TUNES FROM THE 70’S & 80’S + Dj Paul Mico Playing his Motown Chartbusters – T.S.O.P – […]

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  • Apocalypse

    All the fun and shenanigans of an alternative house party, with none of the clean up… The only place you can play Bomberman while Limp Bizkit has the dance floor full. We are proud to bring Brighton’s biggest and best alternative night to Southampton on the second Saturday of the month, every month! **************** Music […]

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  • Modern Baseball

    Testament to the immense connection shared between the band and their fans, Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball can today announce news of their largest European tour to date, a 2017 run that will see them take in pretty much every corner of the mainland through the end of January into February, culminating in their biggest non-US headline show at […]

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  • A night for Greg Gilbert

    Cavalry: A fundraiser night organised for Greg Gilbert. Greg is known to many as the singer and guitarist of the band Delays and as an artist. He has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer that has spread to his lungs and to our horror has been told that the NHS is limited in what […]

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  • The Small Fakers + Ready Steady Who

    MOD NIGHT at The 1865! Two of the finest 60’s tributes around: The Small Fakers (playing the best of The Small Faces) and Ready Steady Who – playing all the early The Who tracks! Scooters welcome – this is one double header mod bill you don’t want to miss! £12 Advance Tickets. http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-small-fakers-ready-steady-who/the-1865/1019310

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  • Giving Something Back To Barrie

    All day music event, 8 bands THE SCHEME THE MODULES BUTTERFLY COLLECTIVE SKA DOGS DOUBLE BARREL SKAMAGEDDON MIGHTY SHRIMP KING HAMMOND 3 DJ’s LEE (the peoples choice) ELLIOTT (green circles nights) IAN (northern souldier) TURNER (music mania) KEVIN (soulboots) O’CONNELL (national scooter rallies) £10 in advance, tickets available from The 1865 / Talking heads / […]

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  • Don Letts + Soul 45

    Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at […]

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  • Jo Harman

    Jo Harman and her band visit The 1865, Southampton on 3rd March 2017 as part of the album launch of her much anticipated second studio album ‘People We Become’, which was recorded in Nashville by noted producer Fred Mollin (Carol King, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker etc) and features a cameo by Michael McDonald. Jo is an award winning […]

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  • TRAGEDY

    NYC’s Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic – the #1 Party Band. Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord […]

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  • Hazel O’Connor

    Award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor is back. Teaming up here with Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards, the superb blend of the three voices and musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass […]

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  • Special Kinda Madness (Specials and Madness tribute)

    Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally energetic stage presence of The Specials with the wonderful iconic tunes of the Madness ‘Nutty Boys’. Playing a set from each band and producing a show that will have the audience up and dancing from the off, Special Kinda Madness will have everyone hankering after that […]

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  • Saiichi Sugiyama Band

    Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK in the Spring of 2017 to coincide with their new album release in late April. Saiichi [pronounced: “sigh-eee-chee”], who has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene, writes music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, […]

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  • HEY

    Hey is one of the most important Polish rock bands since 1992. Their work – great compositions bear moving and sincere lyrics Catherine Nosowska – quickly endeared itself audience. The first album sound fresh and riveting “Fire” released in 1993. Is today one of the strongest positions canon of Polish rock albums. Another study publishing […]

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  • Creeper

    As the March 24th release of their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ edges ever closer, CREEPER can now announce details of their biggest European headline tour to date. The news follows their spectacular rise throughout 2016 which included winning Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards and Best New Band at the Metal Hammer […]

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  • The Floyd Effect

    “Toward the Dark Side (and Beyond)” Tour 2016-17 The music of Pink Floyd as it was meant to be heard Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect is renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that […]

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  • KULT

    Kult is an altenative rock band from Warsaw, Poland. Formed in 1982, the band released its eponymous first album in 1987, taking its time to blend punk, new wave, jazz and hard rock into one style. Band is 35 years on the stage.

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  • Maia

    A genre busting mix of sweet stunning vocal harmonies over funky blissed out grooves; punctuated by echoing banjo, guitar, shimmering mandolins, spooky brass and keyboards. Self proclaimed ‘Sci-fi folk’ evangelists Maia formed in 2009 as experimental acoustic alchemists playing whatever instruments were lying around. After touring and playing festivals over the last four years and […]

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  • The Skids

    SKIDS – 40th Anniversary Tour 1977-2017 The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson & Tom Kellichan. After releasing an independent single the band were played by John Peel, supported The Clash in concert and then were signed to Virgin Records in 1978. Their first singles were “Sweet Surburbia”, “The Saints are […]

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  • Blue Beat w/ Danny Searle

    SKA Central welcomes you to its first event in Southampton featuring….BLUE BEAT Featuring Ex Loonee Toons frontman Danny Searle and a Special Guest : A band put together specifically for this event by the Founder of Orange Street Lee Fletcher we see legends of all kinds come together for a cracking night of SKA with […]

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  • Wildboys

    Let’s go back in time to experience a 1980’s themed Christmas party’s featuring : The Wild Boys The Wild Boys are widely regarded as the best LIVE 80s Function band in the UK today. Having formed in the summer of 2009 Wild Boys have set very high standards with their vast performing experience and exciting […]

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Who are we?

The 1865 is a major new venue located in the centre of Southampton, with a capacity of more than 750 for standing only gigs, over 500 for club nights or 300 seated theatre style, 1865 is set to become the city’s new destination for entertainment.

Inside; is a great space with stage and dancefloor viewable from two bars and a large mezzanine. Featuring the South Coast’s best in-house sound system from d&b audio, our flexible seating allows various layouts to suit Live Bands, DJ sets, Comedy, Jazz and Cabaret as well as larger corporate or private functions.