Venues and Clubs etc
Hep Club is a place to hang out, listen to the hottest rhythms, and dance to the coolest tunes. We’ve often wanted more from our nights out whether drinkin’ and hangin’ with friends or rippin’ it up to the best music from the 50′s, 40′s and 30′s. We’ve wanted more so much, we decided to create our own night out that we think you’ll like as well.
So whether you’re a sitter,watcher, drinker, listener, hipster, flipster, finger poppin daddy, hip shakin’ mamma, or floor hoggin’ rugcutter, we’ve got something for you all at Hep Club.
This is Birmingham’s top Rockin’ Club. Evolved out of Ladywood Rockabilly Club and dedicated to bring you all the best acts in all 50’s styles. Usually run monthly on the last Saturday of the month at either Ladywood Social Club, Ladywood or The Irish Centre in Digbeth.Click here to check out all our upcoming gigsMost of our gigs take place at:-Ladywood Social Club,Leyburn Road,Ladywood MiddlewayBirmingham B16 8SYAlternatively we use the larger venue:-Leinster Room,The Irish Centre,High Street,Digbeth,Birmingham B12 0LN.and occasionally upstairs at The Irish Centre.Hotels near Ladywood:For those wishing to stop over for nights at Ladywood Social Club the nearest hotel and a short walk is Travelodge Central Broadway Plaza http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/331/Birmingham-Central-Broadway-Plaza-hotel. This is best to book some time in advance as the price normally rockets nearer the time.There are several other hotels close by on Hagley Road and Broad Street. Try Apollo Hotel http://www.apollobirmingham.com or put B16 8SY postcode into Laterooms http://www.laterooms.com or Hotels.com http://www.hotels.comTry also a little further away on Hagley Road (just under two miles) The Fountain Court http://www.fountain-court.co.uk or sometimes deals to be had at Quality Hotel http://www.qualityhotelbirmingham.co.uk.Hotels near Irish CentreFor those wishing to stop over nights at The Irish Centre there are two hotels in short walking distance. The Paragon Hotel has free on site parking and is usually best booked through Travel Republic http://www.travelrepublic.co.uk or budget accomodation at Big Bulls Head http://www.bigbullshead.co.uk There are also Travelodge and Ibis Hotels close by.Rockin’ 50’s T-ShirtsRockin’ 50’s Club T-Shirts are now available to buy at £8 each plus £1.50 post and packing in UK. For outside UK please ask for price. We currently have in stock Men’s black in M, L and XL and Lady’s in a black softer cotton in S, M and L. For further details or to pay via PayPal contact Colin at e-mail address above.Some previous gigs at the Rockin’ 50’s Club:
Ubangi Stomp Club started off as a monthly tiki themed rockabilly and rhythm ‘n’ blues record hop in Dublin’s Odessa Club. In July 2010 they got a call from their pals Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys. The band were at a loose end in London for a couple of days and suggested coming over to do a show . This was their accidental entry into the world of gig promotions. They specialize in American roots music in all it’s forms – rockabilly,country, blues, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, and all it’s offshoots. The headline acts are almost exclusively from the U.S.A. or Canada, with support from some of Ireland’s leading exponents of Americana. Ubangi Stomp Club has been very lucky in attracting some top class acts to Ireland in the last few years. This has included Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Nick Curran & The Lowlifes, Pokey LaFarge and Jason Ringenberg (Jason & The Scorchers). This year they host the very first visit to Ireland of Los Straitjackets,the world’s leading instrumental guitar band and regular headliners of rockin’ festivals worldwide. Big Sandy will also be along as guest vocalist !
Ubangi Stomp Club put on their shows in a variety of Dublin’s top music venues, mostly in The Grand Social or Whelan’s. Keep an eye on our event listings for news of upcoming shows.
The Ubangi Stomp playlist is:The Blasters – American Music
Larry Dale – Drinkin’ Wine Spo Dee O Dee
Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys – Chalk it up to the Blues!
Johnnie Allen – The Promised Land
Nick Curran & The Lowlifes – Rocker
Wade Ray – Idaho Red
Bob Landers – Cherokee Dance
The Legendary Shackshakers – Hunkerdown
Pokey La Farge – La La Blues
Johnny Cash – Big River
Belfast’s wildest 50’s and early 60’S rock and roll club night
Wild rock and roll, rockabilly,surf,trash, rhythm and blues, exotica, instrumental, hot rod and more from the DJ booth and the best rock and roll bands around live on stage at 11pm.
Tracks from Link Wray, The Rumblers, The Sonics, Bo Diddley, Charlie Feathers, Ronnie Dawson, The Milkshakes, Dwight Pullen, Carl Perkins etc.
Bands thus far: The Monotonous Tone, The Madcatz, The Sabrejets, The Slick Hicks, Thee Penny Dreadfuls, The Groundlings, Screaming Demons of Trashville.
Every 6-8 weeks in The Menagerie Bar, University Street, BT7 1HH Belfast.
Guest DJ’s have included Liam Killen, Bryan Young and Bill Johnston (The Sabrejets) Paul Magill (Built for Speed) and Gerry “Jamboree” Robinson.
DJ/Promoter: Ryan Fitzsimmons.
SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK PLAYLIST – Selected by Ryan- click on link to see/hear track
Dwight “Whitey” Pullen – Sunglasses After Dark, The Sonics – Cinderella, Kip Tyler & Flips – Jungle Hop, Link Wray – Rumble, The Imps – Uh-Oh, The Scarlets – Stampede, Jim Howard – Jimbo Twist, Nick Curran & The Lowlifes – Psycho, Dick Dale & DelTones – Surf Beat, McKinley Mitchell – Rock Everybody Rock