What’s On at The Malt Shovel Tavern

Live Blues

Every Wednesday night, the sound of live blues fills the Malt Shovel Tavern. Bands come from near and far as we try to find the best to entertain you. Gigs start at 8.45pm and admission is free.

Eat, drink & be merry!

We eat well at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We don't have a regular evening menu, it's true, but twice a month we have special foodie nights to delight your taste buds. Our Curry Club is perfect if you like things spicy, while our Good Grub evenings aim to put a twist on popular favourites.

For the love of sport!

Ok, so we're not a sports bar, but we do love our sport, especially our local and national teams. You'll find the big occasions on our big screen, so watch the calendar, get a group of mates together and ask about our Sports Party Packages!

Quiz Night

Test your general and trivia knowledge at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We run two quizzes a month on the first and third Thursday at 8pm. Maximum team size is 8 players and entry is £1 per player. There are cash prizes for the winners.

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Greg Coulson Band
Mar 14 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Greg Coulson Band

Greg is a hi-octane showman who blows audiences away and gets them dancing!

Greg has his own special, fiery, impassioned brand of Rhythm & Blues, putting his own stamp on the music of the greats who inspire him – Ray Charles, Booker T, Taj Mahal and more. Greg breathes new life into what is often considered vintage music, reminding people of all ages of why this music once dominated the world. While Greg is well known for his live-wire on-stage performances, he could not make the impact he does without his stunning, hand-picked band of crack musicians who help him rock any house he appears in.

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Guy Tortora Band
Mar 28 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Guy Tortora Band

Over the last few years Guy has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues ‘n’ Roots scene in the UK and Europe, from small clubs and theatres to festivals. On both acoustic and electric guitars he plays finger style, and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. Members of the band are: Pete Ouvery – bass, Janos Bajtala – keys, Pete Hedley – drums.

Apr
4
Wed
2018
Cherry Lee Mewis
Apr 4 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Cherry Lee Mewis

Cherry Lee Mewis has a story to tell and something to say. She tells it through her music – her way.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Mick Pini
Apr 11 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Mick Pini

Described as the “legitimate successor to Peter Green,” Mick Pini is unquestionably a living legend – the genuine article. His authentic voice and outstanding guitar work personifies the blues in an inimitable way. Mick has toured the world for more than 40 year. He lives, breathes, plays and sings the blues with genuine passion even his 1954 Fender Stratocaster smokes!

Apr
25
Wed
2018
The Fran McGillivray Band
Apr 25 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
The Fran McGillivray Band
Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike Burke ( acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals), and Roger Nunn ( drums, percussion & vocals) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene.
Founder members of the legendary urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran and Mike have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. Early live appearances included playing in the backing bands for touring US artists Inez Foxx and JJ Barnes, where they learned a great deal about stagecraft and professionalism. Since then they have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge, and Shrewsbury. They have shared the bill with iconic guitarists Bert Jansch, John Renbourne and Davy Graham as well as major artists such as Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. Recent collaborations include the Spikedrivers Blues Roots Revue Tour and a series of shows with Brooks Williams, PJ Wright and Pete Smith under the banner “Guitar Massive”.