Ron Sexsmith’s status as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation has never been in doubt, even from the moment he released his self-titled major-label debut album in 1995. His career arc since then has in some ways been a study in how that pure ability has been handled in the studio. On his 12 albums, Sexsmith has worked ... Read More

Friday 26th May

7pm

27.50

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Remember flame shirts, soho jeans, parachute trousers, cut off’s, backwards caps, bust them all out and enjoy a night dedicated to NU-METAL bangers all nights long! System Of A Down / Korn / Ill Nino / Papa Roach / One Minute Silence / American Head Charge / Spineshank / Soil / Drowning Pool / Saliva / Trapt / Linkin Park ... Read More

Saturday 27th May

11pm

4

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US Progressive metallers The Contortionist play Chester Live Rooms as part of Exclusive Download Warm Up Shows! Michael Lessard – Vocals Robby Baca – Guitar Cameron Maynard – Guitar Jordan Eberhardt – Bass Joey Baca – Drums Eric Guenther – Keyboards Some bands follow established mores. Others may embrace disparate elements, but ultimately fail to break the confines of a ... Read More

Wednesday 31st May

7pm

12.00

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Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in ... Read More

Friday 2nd June

7pm

20.00

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Korn Again, one of Europe’s finest tribute acts, capture the raw, aggressive sound and energetic stage presence of Korn . Recently joined (temporarily) at the tail end of last year by actual members of ‘Korn’ as they arrived into Manchester 2 days early for their arena tour, and heard that a tribute band was playing down the road. Fieldy and ... Read More

Saturday 3rd June

7pm

10.00

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We’re delighted to be hosting Danish fourpiece Basco on their new album tour in June. “Dazzling … Basco were definitely the weekend’s most popular discovery, with tremendous ensemble verve and richly textured arrangements” – The Scotsman Basco are a fiddle-scraping, box-belting, cittern-smacking folk/roots band with members from Denmark, Sweden and Australia. Basco’s material is nearly all original, stealing shamelessly and ... Read More

Tuesday 6th June

7pm

13

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Gutter romantics, lovers and melodic rock n rollers, New Device are a determined bunch of rock n roll mavericks, with a never say die attitude that reeks of no compromise. Having suffered from rogue managers, false promises and personnel changes they remain undeterred to live their dream and have recently released the critically acclaimed EP – Devil’s On The Run. ... Read More

Thursday 8th June

7pm

6

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Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown is a rock and roll band born of Nashville, TN. Their sound is a soulful patchwork of roots-infused melodies and muscular riffs, all woven tightly with the thread of their alternative psychedelic mystique. It’s as rambunctious, raw and real as rock & roll gets these days. A native of Honey Grove, TX, Tyler cut his ... Read More

Monday 12th June

7pm

9.00

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Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright headlines Chester Live Rooms. A welcome return to Chester for one of the nicest guys in rock, the northern charm of Mr Right has seen Terrorvision enjoy many decades of one of the UK’s finest rock bands. Tony enjoys nothing more than travelling around with a guitar and telling tales, stories of the road and sing ... Read More

Saturday 17th June

7pm

10.00

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Chester Live are delighted to link up with Fiesta Bombarda in bringing the legendary The Hot 8 Brass Band to The Live Rooms, Chester as part of our 2017 festival. Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama, and were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 ... Read More

Thursday 22nd June

7pm

16

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Chester Live are absolutely delighted to announce that the incredible The Anchoress will headline The Live Rooms, Chester on Friday 23rd June 2017 as part of their 2017 festival. The Anchoress is the moniker of Welsh multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies. Her debut album, ‘Confessions of A Romance Novelist’ , was released in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim. The album was named amongst the Guardian critics’ ... Read More

Friday 23rd June

7pm

12.50

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Chester Live is delighted to bring Allusondrugs to The Live Rooms, Chester as part of their 2017 festival. The band, desbribed as ‘….not merely another Yorkshire band: they are perhaps one of the most spectacular and urgent groups the country has to offer’, are one not to be missed on a weekend of extroadinary talent. Allusondrugs is a smushed together, grammatically incorrect way of saying ... Read More

Saturday 24th June

7pm

7

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Wide Eyed Boy (Formerly Whitecliff) have had a lot of success and have been tipped for big things. After releasing their debut single ‘Everybody Knows’, they followed up with the ‘Young Lovers’ EP and the ‘Five Minutes’ single on ‘25 Hour Convenience Store’, Gary Powell’s (The Libertines) new label in conjunction with Believe Digital. This led to supporting the likes of ... Read More

Saturday 24th June

7pm

7

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Into The Ark are Dane Lloyd & Taylor Jones. Hailing from Blackwood in South Wales, Dane & Taylor’s story is one that probably resonates with many aspiring musicians and dreamers across the globe. They met and bonded over their passion for gigging and their love for writing and each other’s taste in music. But it’s their hauntingly pitch perfect harmonies ... Read More

Sunday 25th June

7pm

8

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Bruce Springsteen is touring the USA this year but don’t feel left out! The Boss UK brings all of Bruce’s best-loved hits in a sweat-drenched, ninety minute show with all the passion, intensity and realism of the true Boss. This band of world-class musicians has risen rapidly to wide critical acclaim becoming the World’s Official No.1 Springsteen tribute. Some say, ... Read More

Thursday 29th June

7pm

10

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The Smyths present “The Strangeways Tour”   Strangeways Here We Come is the album The Smiths never got to play live. Released after the band had split, one can only guess at what a gig on a Strangeways Tour would have been. With the 2017 “Strangeways Tour” the internationally acclaimed tribute band, The Smyths, use their insight and proximity to the real band to present ... Read More

Saturday 8th July

7pm

12.50

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SWN Presents WE ARE SCIENTISTS headlining The Live Rooms, Chester! INT. BEDROOM, NIGHT — APRIL, 2016 — ENGLAND “That was awesome.” “I… I’ve got class early…” “Oh, uh…” “Should you… get dressed?” “Yeah, uh… I like this song. Who is it?” “We Are Scientists. You’re shitting me, you don’t know We Are Scientists?” “I– I think so. It’s great!” “They’re ... Read More

Thursday 20th July

7.30pm

16.50

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2017 is all set to be the busiest year yet for Homemade Sin, with tours confirmed for the US, Australia, UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain and appearances on several high profile festivals. March will also see the release of their fourth, yet to be titled, studio album. Produced by guitarist Warner E. Hodges, with some tracks ... Read More

Friday 21st July

7pm

15.00

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Fronted by UK’s leading Jon Bon Jovi impersonator Andrea Ojano. The band have not only toured lengthily around the UK, for clients such as Harley Davidson, Vodafone, Butlins, Chicago Rock Cafes, Yates, Walkabouts, The British Motorcycle Federation and Jack Daniels, but have also performed internationally in and around the Middle East, Slovenia, Austria, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, ... Read More

Friday 4th August

7pm

10

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With over 40 years gigging experience amongst them, and playing exactly the same guitars and music gear as Metallica themselves, Metallica Reloaded deliver the ultimate sound-a-like tribute” – AMG

Friday 18th August

7pm

11

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A top class and authentic tribute to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band, Motörhead. Motörheadache is a three piece tribute to Lemmy’s musical career with Motörhead from 1975 to 2015, but features some his solo projects with the likes of Foo Fighters and Slash. Set up by lifelong Motörhead fan Rob Campbell on Rickenbacker bass and vocal, the ... Read More

Saturday 26th August

7pm

10

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Fallen – A Tribute To The Music Of Evanescence are a six-piece Evanescence tribute band based in the East Midlands and are currently the only Evanescence tribute act in the UK. Right from the dramatic intro, Fallen’s slick, exciting and dynamic set pays tribute to the music of this unique, genre-setting band.

Saturday 26th August

7pm

10

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Hi-on Maiden are the worlds longest running and ONLY Iron Maiden tribute band officially endorsed by Iron Maiden themselves. With a history spanning 13 years, and personal endorsements from Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith and Nicko McBrain, Hi-on Maiden are the closest tribute you’ll find to the real Iron Maiden. Up the Irons!! Their support on the night comes from ... Read More

Sunday 27th August

7pm

10

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The Doors Alive are a UK-based tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960’s rock gods, The Doors, in the world today. The band formed in 2005. Since then there have been 3 Jims, 2 Rays, 2 Robbys and just 1 John, but the current line up is the best it has ever ... Read More

Friday 8th September

7pm

15

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The UK’s only live show dedicated to the world’s greatest female rock legends. With up to 4 of the most powerful female singers on the live music scene, together with a professional touring band, Women In Rock UK deliver a show stopping performance covering all the great legend’s through the ages. Not just a tribute, but a celebration to all ... Read More

Friday 15th September

7pm

11

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Showaddywaddy is a 1970s pop group from Leicester, England. They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s, and dressed as Teddy Boys. Showaddywaddy were formed in 1973 in Leicester, England, from two groups, ‘Choise’ and ‘Golden Hammers’. ‘Choise’ wrote and performed original material and was made up of Dave Bartram, Trevor Oakes, Al James and ... Read More

Friday 22nd September

7pm

20

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Since first entering a recording studio some 15 years ago, singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a fixture on the international music scene. In that time, “the Finnish slide goddess” (The Blues Magazine) has recorded in places as diverse as Helsinki, London and Memphis, earning numerous accolades along the way. Rooted in both ... Read More

Saturday 23rd September

7pm

12.50

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LUCY SPRAGGAN HEADLINES THE LIVE ROOMS! For Lucy Spraggan, 2017 has already been a year to remember. The singer-songwriter has already netted her fourth top 40 album and followed that success with a huge tour across the UK and Europe. Described as ‘a triumph’ by The Sun, I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing was released in January 2017, charting ... Read More

Tuesday 26th September

7pm

14.50

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ROACHFORD HEADLINES THE LIVE ROOMS THIS NOVEMBER! Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide. As the first artist to sign a staggering seven-album deal with Columbia Records, it heralded the beginning of something big. “Getting ... Read More

Thursday 2nd November

7pm

16.00

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Pinc Ffloyd are the premium tribute to the sounds and visuals of Pink Floyd in Wales and the North West. A 6-piece group of accomplished musicians from across North Wales, Pinc Ffloyd have been bringing the atmosphere and excitement of a Pink Floyd show to their audiences since 2008. Their mastery of artistry, interpretation, and musicianship in presenting the music, ... Read More

Friday 3rd November

7pm

11

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In her short career the talent of Amy Winehouse created a lasting impression on the music world of the 21st century. Recording three critically acclaimed albums from her debut ‘Frank’ in 2003, the Grammy Award winning ‘Back to Black’ in 2006 and the posthumous ‘Lioness’ in 2011 along with the covers of ‘Cupid’ and ‘Valerie’ with Producer Mark Ronson no ... Read More

Friday 10th November

7pm

12.00

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State of Quo – one of the longest-established and most popular UK Quo cover bands -originally formed by Rhythm Guitarist Paul Carr in the mid-90s. SOQ’s typical setlists represent the classic ’70s albums that established Status Quo as one of the most popular Rock bands in the world – as well as material from more recent albums such as ‘Heavy Traffic’ ... Read More

Saturday 11th November

7pm

11

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2016 was the busiest year yet for the UK’s only Paramore@ tribute. Having already played at the Camden Underworld and The O2 Arena’s Brooklyn Bowl, the rest of year sees the band perform at venues in Manchester, Oxford, Bradford and the renowned Tribfest in Yorkshire. The band formed in 2013. Kelly Hampson has sung in bands for over 15 years whilst ... Read More

Saturday 11th November

7pm

8

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Hawklords UK Tour 2017 Following the success of their critically acclaimed 2016 album release “FUSION” which charted at number 31 in The Official UK Top 40 Album Chart (and featured a guest vocal appearance from Kim McAuliffe, of Girlschool), The Hawklords return to the UK tour circuit in 2017 with a new, as yet untitled, album in the pipeline which ... Read More

Saturday 18th November

7pm

14

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Two Fantastic Tributes One Night of Madness with Manchester’s Heavy Hitters The Stone Roses are without doubt one of the most important bands of British music and their music has influenced and inspired many artists. But with the Roses’ appearances now less regular, there is only 1 option to hear those songs played with the same passion and energy as ... Read More

Friday 24th November

7pm

14.00

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The Electric Boys celebrate 25 years of ‘Groovus Maximus’ and headline The Live Rooms, Chester! The Electric Boys were formed 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden and released their critically acclaimed debut album, Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride, 1989. It was released internationally about a year later, including five new songs produced by monster-producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe etc.). The Electric Boys toured ... Read More

Thursday 30th November

7pm

16.00

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The words legend and icon are sometimes used too frequently these days but not when being used to describe Bruce Foxton. Since the punk explosion during the summer of 1976 when, as a part of The Jam, Bruce Foxton’s thumping bass lines exploded onto London’s live music scene. The next year the anthemic “In the city” album and single were released to the record buying public ... Read More

Thursday 18th January '18

7pm

21.00

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Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll. The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras and the band cover both these as always with both ‘Dave’ Bon Scott and ‘Pete’ Brian Johnson present to take ... Read More

Saturday 20th January '18

7pm

15.00

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In the tradition of The Kinks and the Small Faces and around the same time as Ian Dury and Squeeze, Chas & Dave wrote and recorded exceptionally witty songs about life in London, performed with a strong affection for all things English reminiscent of many of the great Music Hall artists many years previously. In their case , however, the ... Read More

Friday 9th February '18

7pm

26.00

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Green Haze – The EPIC Green Day Tribute are the ultimate tribute to one of the best rock bands the world has ever seen – Green Day. Being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll hall of fame in their first year of eligibility, joining just a handful of bands to ever do so – Green Day have forever cemented themselves as one ... Read More

Saturday 17th February '18

7pm

11

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Whitesnake UK (the tribute) play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale’s multi platinum selling band, Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation, faithfully reproducing timeless classics such as ‘Fool For Your Loving’ ‘Is This Love’ & ‘Here I Go Again’. With a line up comprising professional recording artists, members from ... Read More

Monday 16th April '18

7pm

11

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