Live Shows 


ft Josephine Daves, Parliamentary Jazz Award Winner 2019

Saturday 10th October

Doors 18:30 - Start Time 19:15

An incredible trio from the big smoke made up of:
Ben Somers, Josephine Davies (Parliamentary Jazz Award winner 2019) & Rob Updegraff. Three musicians with a deep understanding of each other's musical well. They will be performing mostly original music written over lockdown.

Ben Somers has released several albums of original material and has acted as collaborator and sideman to the likes of Gareth Lockrane, Kate Williams, Phil Robson, Christine Tobin, Seal, Eliza Carthy, Dr John, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Dub Colossus & many more. His releases include most recently, ‘Poor Stuart’ an predominantly original acoustic album fusing contemporary folk, bluegrass & jazz, 2015’s New Orlean’s inspired album Brass Hysteria, two albums made with his Dad under The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band in 2016 & 2019 and last year he released Live At De Melkbus – a live traditional bluegrass album recorded in The Netherlands.



Saturday 17th October

Doors 18:30 - Start Time 19:15

One of Europe’s most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players
“The soul of New Orleans in the UK” Dom Pipkin is at the forefront of musicians keeping the classic New Orleans sound alive. With fans ranging from Eric Bibb to Jamie Cullum and Hugh Laurie, Pipkin has played piano all over the world, sharing stages with Allen Toussaint, Dr John , Marcia Ball and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. He has made countless radio and television appearances, and has worked with renowned artists from Pee Wee Ellis, ZIgaboo Modeliste from the Meters, to Talking Head’s David Byrne. He played piano privately for the late film director Stanley Kubrick. When not performing solo or with his band The Ikos, Pipkin continues to tour with 90s trip hop stars Morcheeba, on whose album “Big Calm” he recorded keyboards.

He is acknowledged by both public and fellow piano players as one of the very the finest in his genre, with a wildness and fire in his playing that “builds to a fever pitch and leaves the audience dancing and clapping for more” – Classic Rock Blues.

CURIOUS AF?Wednesday 14th October

Doors 18:30 - Start Time 19:00

CURIOUS AF? Sober & Sober Curious Tasting Event

There are so many wonderful benefits to being alcohol free. From mental clarity to smaller waistlines or extra pennies in the bank. This tasting event will help inspire your alcohol free choices, whether its for Sober October, Dry January, OYNB or any other reason! Such as just wanting to cut back.

I have a range of delicious elixirs, beers, ciders, wines and fantastic mocktail recipes. Knowing what you like and being prepared can help you keep on track no matter the situation.

During the session we will also take a look at the wild new world of 'Quit Lit' that is helping millions world over to address their relationship with alcohol.



Saturday 24th October

Doors 19:30 - Start Time 20:00

Join us INSIDE at The Verdict for the October edition of the Comedy Club.

Host: Riggs - BBC Comedy Award Nominated
Fiona Ridgewell - Funny Women Finalist 2020
Joe Foster - South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015
Kathryn Mather - Frog and Bucket world series winner 2017, Leicester Mercury Nominated

And returning club favourite Alex Mason.

Your £10 ticket includes a mystery drink from Riggs.

Tables are distanced and room is induction ventilated.


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