Upcoming gigs and events:

  • **Sold-Out** “A MOTOWN & SOUL NIGHT“ – CELEBRATING THE SONGBOOK OF KOOL & THE GANG

    “A MOTOWN & SOUL NIGHT“ CELEBRATING THE SONGBOOK OF KOOL & THE GANG …featuring… The UK’s best Kool & The Gang Tribute Band – CELEBRATE Supported By Dj Paul Mico Playing The Motown Chartbusters & Soul Anthems Friday 22nd February at The 1865 Club (Brunswick Square, Southampton) “Be Part Of The Vibe” Tickets. £10.00. 8 […]

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    2019 Celebrate
  • Southampton CD & Record Fair

    The Record Fair at The 1865 provides a whole shopping mall of Vinyl Records, CD,s , DVD,s Books, Posters etc. 30plus x 6ft stalls. Expert sellers from all over South. Loads of original, rare vinyl. Also new and re-issue. Entry free. Bar open.

    2018 Vinyl
  • The Uplifter

    This story begins the year 2003, in the city of Southampton, UK. After unknowingly saying “yes” to perform at an ‘open record decks’ event in Southampton at the age of 19, Tom ‘Uplifter’ Earwaker brought along some percussion, a small box of Reggae, Dub & Ska LP’s and a pair of Walkman headphones. That night ignited a spark which not only led to The Uplifter subsequently later becoming a well respected part of the UK Reggae & Dub scene for over a […]

    2019 The Uplifter
  • Red Bazar & Tiger Moth Tales

    Red Bazar formed in 2007 as an instrumental trio featuring Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards. The line-up released two albums, Connections and Differential Being, and an EP, Beyond The Ice Storm.  The releases were well received by audiences and critics alike and the band developed […]

    2018 Red Bazar
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Stone Broken

    There’s an unwavering conviction running through Stone Broken’s Spinefarm Records debut, Ain’t Always Easy; the notion of taking a leap of faith in order to grab control of one’s own destiny, seizing precious moments and living your very best life, with no apologies or regrets. It’s a philosophy close to the heart of Stone Broken […]

    2019 Stone Broken
  • Prog Music Awards International Band of the Year: Premiata Forneria Marconi

    PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi      PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi is the most famous italian rock band in the world, and the only one ever to chart US Billboard. PFM started as Quelli, a beat band of the ‘60s featuring Franz Di Cioccio on drums, Giorgio Piazza on electric bass, Franco Mussida on guitars, Flavio […]

    2018 PFM
  • Skinny Lister

    Leaping drunk in Hamburg, locked in a bunker in Berlin, tearing up the road from New York to Tokyo via everywhere in between, the non stop world of folk punk heroes Skinny Lister is broadening by the record. If their folk debut celebrated the sticks and their punkier second blinked in the bright lights of […]

    2019 Skinny Lister
  • IO Earth | Hekz

    IO Earth Special Guests: Hekz Prog Magazine Award Nominees IO EARTH present their critically acclaimed 4th studio album “Solitude”, along with songs from their previous studio albums. Solitude has received rave reviews from all over the world. IO EARTH has become one of the biggest names in the modern Progressive Rock scene, their live shows […]

    2019 IO Earth
  • Strobe

    Guillotine events presents their first venture into the event management world, bringing you a night of techno-house and drum and bass from the best local upcoming artists from around Southampton. Their goal is to provide a hub for people from all walks of life giving them a platform to express themselves and to meet new like […]

    2019 Strobe
  • We Love The 90s

    Tickets available now at: www.book.events/90s Saturday 9th March 2019 WE LOVE THE 90’S: Southampton The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR Doors at 7.00pm – 2.00am // 18+ Early bird – £9.00 (+ booking fee) General admission – £15.00 (+ booking fee) Headliner: CHOOSE 90S Ultimate Live 90s Dance Band + DJ LEMON Featuring a […]

    2019 90s
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Goldie Lookin Chain

    2019 GLC
  • Ferocious Dog

    “Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they […]

    2019 Ferocious Dog
  • Jump + The Far Meadow

    JUMP return to the south coast following a well-received appearance at the Talking Heads last May. This irrepressible six-piece has a back catalogue of thirteen independent albums and whilst JUMP has worked and toured with many of the biggest names in progressive rock, the band defies easy categorisation. It would be fair to say that […]

    2019 Jump
  • BIG Band Mondays at The 1865!

    The Belgarum Big Band is happy to be at our new home The 1865 in Southampton where we will be presenting our monthly open rehearsals. Come and check out this fantastic band and see just what makes it tick. Each week we will present a few tunes in their entirety before ripping several tunes apart […]

    2019 Big Band Mondays
  • March of the Mods: Southampton Soul Club

    2019 March of the Mods
  • March of the Mods 2019

    2019 March of the Mods
  • Elles Bailey

    Elles Bailey Smoky-voiced Elles Bailey reveals the darkly magical video for her single ‘Medicine Man’, the first track released from her second album ‘Road I Call Home’ (which will be released on 8th March 2019). ‘Medicine Man’ dropped last month, charting at Number 1 in the iTunes Blues Charts, as well as being added to […]

    2019 Elles Bailey
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • The Mouse Outfit

    The Mouse Outfit at The 1865 . Feat Ellis Meade, Dubul O & Berry Blacc 2018 has seen The Mouse Outfit release their third album ‘Jagged Tooth Crook’, and tour the UK and Europe with a brand new lineup. Part hip hop production team / part live band / part ever growing collective of musicians […]

    2019 Mouse Outfit
  • The Sex Pistols Experience

    Some interesting facts about the Sex Pistols Experience Longest running Sex Pistols show in the World – Ever.! Performed well over 2,000 shows covering some 19 countries since 2001 Performed ‘The100 Club’ (London) more times than the Sex Pistols themselves, who helped make the club ‘legendary’.! When you watch a Sex Pistols film or T.V […]

    2019 Sex Pistols Experience
  • Southampton CD & Record Fair

    The Record Fair at The 1865 provides a whole shopping mall of Vinyl Records, CD,s , DVD,s Books, Posters etc. 30plus x 6ft stalls. Expert sellers from all over South. Loads of original, rare vinyl. Also new and re-issue. Entry free. Bar open.

    2018 Record Fair
  • Mr Scruff

        As a DJ, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff plays across the board, flitting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, latin, african, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks, soundtracks and loads more. As a producer he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour. His cartoon […]

    2019 Mr Scruff
  • The Billy Walton Band

    There was a time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, they all made stops on the Jersey Shore. Tony Mart’s was the club Levon Helm was playing when Dylan called. Of course we all know what happened in Asbury Park. […]

    2019 Billy Walton
  • The Members @ The 1865

    The Members – Friday 5th April 2019 at The 1865 Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsHGnw1txLY The Members are an essential band that emerged from the musical revolution of the late-1970s, but while they are rightly regarded as punk they have always been beyond labels, their lyrics merging stories of everyday life with a dynamic, maverick style. Born in […]

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  • Blaze Bayley

    BLAZE BAYLEY is a singer/songwriter born 29th May 1963 in Birmingham, England. Having started his professional music career in WOLFSBANE in 1984, his career elevated to global heights when he joined IRON MAIDEN with whom he released two albums and toured worldwide between 1994 and 1999. After leaving Iron Maiden, Blaze embarked on a solo […]

    2019 Blaze
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Chantel McGregor + Felix Rabin

    Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor recently released her highly anticipated album, Lose Control, on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music. The new album is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut solo album, Like No Other. Lose Control not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a […]

    2019 Chantel McGregor
  • The Correspondents

    The Correspondents consist of a singer Mr Bruce and a producer Chucks. Both growing up in South London, they formed in 2007 and within two years had taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages. It’s hard to pin down exactly what they do. Mr Bruce dances in a tempestuous […]

    2019 Correspondents
  • Hundred Watt Club – Burlesque & Vaudeville

    Join Hundred Watt Club at The 1865 for a vintage inspired, champagne popping evening of burlesque. Let your hair down and enjoy a good old fashioned glittering line-up of showgirls, circus, cabaret and comedy, all wrapped up with a feisty, tongue-in-cheek ribbon! Starring your acid tongued hostess ‘The songbird of Trafalgar Square’ LILI LA SCALA, […]

    2019 100 Watt Club
  • BIG Band Mondays at The 1865!

    The Belgarum Big Band is happy to be at our new home The 1865 in Southampton where we will be presenting our monthly open rehearsals. Come and check out this fantastic band and see just what makes it tick. Each week we will present a few tunes in their entirety before ripping several tunes apart […]

    2019 Big Band Mondays
  • Amy Winehouse Experience: Lionness

    The Amy Winehouse Experience aka Lioness is a top-notch tribute act. Formed in 2015, they perform an authentic musical tribute to modern day icon Amy Winehouse. The 90-minute show is modeled on Amy’s performance at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and features songs including Back to Black, Lioness and Frank. Emma Wright, who’s appeared on Stars in […]

    2019 Amy
  • Dreadzone

    One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been […]

    2019 Dreadzone
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Love Distraction – Tribute to The Human League & Manoeuvres – Tribute to OMD

    2019 Love Distraction
  • Southampton CD & Record Fair

    The Record Fair at The 1865 provides a whole shopping mall of Vinyl Records, CD,s , DVD,s Books, Posters etc. 30plus x 6ft stalls. Expert sellers from all over South. Loads of original, rare vinyl. Also new and re-issue. Entry free. Bar open.

    2018 Record Fair
  • Uptown Toprankin’ 80s Dance

    2019 Top Rank
  • Landmarq and Viriditas

    If Prog or classic rock is your thing then do not miss this! Formed in 1990, Landmarq are a UK-based ‘neo-progressive’ rock band. They have so far released a total of ten albums, four of which were recorded live at various concerts in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. Initially signing to a Dutch record […]

    2019 Landmarq
  • Fat White Family

    Honeymooner & So young Magazine presents: Fat White Family The 1865, Southampton – 01 May 2019 – 14+ Pre-sale (via Music Glue): Wednesday 30 January General sale: Friday 01 Feb (http://honeymooner.seetickets.com) Following the announcement of their new album, Serfs Up!, Fat White Family are set to take their incendiary live show on the road around […]

    2019 Fat White Family
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • UK SUBS

    With 2017 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary, the U.K. Subs are still thrilling and captivating audiences worldwide with their ‘On Tour Forever’ ethic. Led by the indefatigable 72 years young ‘Godfather’ of British punk Charlie Harper, they’ve constantly gigged every year since their formation in 1977, after initially quickly building up a fiercely loyal, […]

    2019 UK SUBS
  • Butterfly Collective Album Launch

    We are delighted to announce our originals ‘Album Launch’ will take part on Saturday 11 May 2019 at the 1865 in Southampton. With families, children and day jobs this album has been a true labour of love and 5 years in the making, the story of the Butterfly Collective to date and something we have […]

    2019 Butterfly Collective
  • Electric Six

    2019 E6
  • Blaenavon

    Honeymooner presents Blaenavon The 1865, 15/05/19 14+ Tickets on sale Friday 25 Jan, 9am! https://www.seetickets.com/event/blaenavon/the-1865-southampton/1305524 — Today, Blaenavon unveil ‘Catatonic Skinbag’, the first song from ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ which has beenproduced by acclaimed Music Producers Guild Producer of the Year, Catherine Marks (Foals, St Vincent, Wolf Alice). ‘Catatonic Skinbag’was premiered last night on […]

    2019 Blaenavon
  • IT & Quiet Wish

    Beginning life as a psychedelic, multi-media group, IT is a band with a colossal sound that shakes the bones, with a barrage of images that feeds the mind. IT’s sound fuses the classic melodies of prog rock’s past with a passion and intensity usually only found in punk or metal bands. Politics, religion, war and […]

    2019 IT
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Southampton CD & Record Fair

    The Record Fair at The 1865 provides a whole shopping mall of Vinyl Records, CD,s , DVD,s Books, Posters etc. 30plus x 6ft stalls. Expert sellers from all over South. Loads of original, rare vinyl. Also new and re-issue. Entry free. Bar open.

    2018 Vinyl
  • Gong

    GONG : the legendary psychedelic space rock collective formed in 1969 Australian beatnik poet Daevid Allen (ex-Soft Machine) began making music with his partner Gilli Smyth in the late 1960s, along with a constantly evolving community of creative musicians. Albums from this period include Magick Brother, Mystic Sister (1969) and the influential Bananamoon (1971) – […]

    2019 Gong
  • Heaven 17

    Heaven 17 Biography   Heaven 17, please remember, were not even intended to be a group. In the beginning was the British Electric Foundation, or B.E.F., for short.  Born out of the collapse of the original Human League, and the brainchild of Martyn Ware, that band’s leader, B.E.F. was less a record label, as a […]

    2018 H17
  • BIG Band Mondays at The 1865!

    The Belgarum Big Band is happy to be at our new home The 1865 in Southampton where we will be presenting our monthly open rehearsals. Come and check out this fantastic band and see just what makes it tick. Each week we will present a few tunes in their entirety before ripping several tunes apart […]

    2019 Big Band Mondays
  • Steely Scam

    Steely Scam faithfully recreate the original sound of Steely Dan, covering all the classics, promising a performance second to none, not only for Steely Dan fans but for all music lovers and musicians. More than just another tribute band, these superb musicians recreate the intricacies of Fagen and Becker’s music and deliver an evening of fabulous […]

    2019 Steely Scam
  • The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio Furious5

    The 1865 & JTM Promotions are proud to bring back The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel, and Scorpio Furious5 to Southampton. Tickets on sale now at £25 Advance. 18+ Event only. Doors at 8pm, finishes at 1am. JTM Promotions will be selling tickets across Southampton. Tickets will be available soon at The Art Effect on […]

    2018 Sugarhill
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Kick Up The 80’s [20th Anniversary Tour]

    The nucleus of KICK UP THE 80s has been in existence as a working band since 1995!! Dean and original guitarist Rob had been in a band since school days culminating in the formation of Patriot in the late 80s.  Recruiting Justin on vocals in the early 90s they changed the name to The Innocence, […]

    2019 Kick up the 80s
  • Porbeagles + Treebeard

    The Porbeagles are an energetic folk rock band with members of Pressgang and former members of Prog-folk bands Red Jasper and the Morrigan The special guests for this evening will be Treebeard. A fluid group of folk rock musicians. The line-up for this evening has not been fully confirmed but they will definitely include Chris […]

    2019 Porbeagles
  • Southampton Ukulele Jam – Open Jam Night

    There are many aspects to Southampton Ukulele Jam. We are, in equal parts, a jam, a community, a social club, a ukulele ‘boot camp’ and a gigging band. We endeavour to be a force for good; supporting worthwhile causes, raising money for charity and promoting tolerance, acceptance and diversity by playing good songs with more […]

    2019 Ukulele
  • Endless Floyd

    Celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd, ENDLESS FLOYD are a 10-piece pink floyd tribute act, providing a fully immersive live experience, with a full light show, along with film projections, and classic tracks from amongst others, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Animals’, ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, and ‘The […]

    2019 Endless Floyd
  • BIG Band Mondays at The 1865!

    The Belgarum Big Band is happy to be at our new home The 1865 in Southampton where we will be presenting our monthly open rehearsals. Come and check out this fantastic band and see just what makes it tick. Each week we will present a few tunes in their entirety before ripping several tunes apart […]

    2019 Big Band Mondays
  • Subhumans

    Anarchist punk legends from the 80s. See more info at facebook.com/pages/Subhumans-UK/137812882953527

    2019 Subhumans
  • A Foreigner’s Journey

    Well known all over the World, Foreigner and Journey are giants of the genre best known as Adult Orientated Rock and have been huge draws as live acts since forming in the 1970’s. The two bands have achieved massive commercial and critical success and both sold in excess of 80 million albums, their supreme musical […]

    2018 A Foreigner's Journey
  • Servants of Science & Spitdust

    SERVANTS OF SCIENCE released their debut album, The Swan Song, early in 2018. Over the following year the album, which sonically bridges the gap between Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips, earned the band critical acclaim from the likes of Prog Magazine, Electronic Sound Magazine and countless major Prog and rock radio shows, blogs and […]

    2019 Servants of Science
  • NozFest

    ABOUT “The great thing about rock ‘n’ roll, is you realize the top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band”  – Paul Stanley – NOZFEST is a festival put on by young promoter and blogger JodieBowie. Jodie has been putting on Rock Nights along the south coast for the past 5 years, […]

    2019 NozFest
  • Skinny Molly

    Skinny Molly was founded by guitarist/vocalist Mike Estes (formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackfoot) original Molly Hatchet guitarist Dave Hlubek and Nashville, TN studio drummer Kurt Pietro. Originally slated to do a one-off tour of Europe in 2004, Skinny Molly has, fourteen years later, become one of the hardest working and popular rock bands out […]

    2019 Skinny Molly
  • Fleetingwood Mac

    Fleetingwood Mac, a young and exciting new tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac. We didn’t just want to be  another tribute band, with tacky wigs and fancy dress outfits. Instead we wanted to bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the […]

    2019 Fleetingwood Mac
  • The Story of Goth

    THE STORY OF GOTH The Cureheads (a tribute to The Cure) and Siouxsie and The Budgiees (a tribute to Siouxsie and The Banshees) battle it out to take the goth crown.

    2019 Story of Goth
  • The John Hackett Band & Lucid

    The John Hackett Band are delighted to come to The 1865 to perform music from their progressive rock album “We Are Not Alone” along with songs from John’s earlier albums “Checking Out Of London”, “Another Life” and 2019’s Hackett/Fletcher outing “Beyond The Stars”. Progressive rock flute player, guitarist, keyboard player and singer, John is best known for […]

    2019 John Hackett
  • Walter Trout + Dan Patlansky

    Walter Trout Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints as […]

    2019 Walter Trout
  • Coco & The Butterfields

    **Rescheduled from 10th April 2019** CoCo and the Butterfields If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people’s lives, a page from the formative days of CoCo and the Butterfields will soon turn that around. It’s 2012 in the historic city of Canterbury, where Songwriter Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his […]

    2019 Coco & The Butterfields
  • Doggone Rock’n’Roll Presents: Restless & Guests

    2019 Restless
  • Faux Fighters

    The Faux Fighters is the brain child of front man Jamie Deighton who spent 12 months in Seattle back in the mid 90’s and discovered the then newly formed Foo Fighters . 10 years later he finally put together a tribute to his hero . The band played it’s first gig in November 2008 and […]

    2019 Faux Fighters
  • FONTAINES D.C.

    The last six months have seen Fontaines D.C. release four hotly received double A-side singles, all of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish and […]

    2019 Fontaines DC
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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.