Events at The Kings Arms, Melksham
Coming soon to the Kings Arms
Quiz night - Sunday May 28th 2017 @ 8pm - And on the last Sunday of every month
The quiz night is back and will be a regular event on the Last Sunday of every month.We'll have different rounds, including picture and Musical name that tune rounds. As well as Film/TV, General knowledge and a mystery round.It's £2 entry and you can have up to six people on a team.
1st prize - Open ended cash prize (dependant on attendence)
2nd prize - £20 voucher to spend at The Kings Arms
3rd prize - £10 voucher to spend at The Kings Arms
Acoustic open Mic -Sunday June 4th 2017 @ 6pm - The first Sunday of every month.
Acoustic does what it says on the tin. Vocalists and acoustic guitar, music stripped back to its basics for you to enjoy and relax to.
Hosts The DeciBelles will sing a selection of classics, and will jukebox it with requests from the auidience.Over the next few months, we'll showcase some of the local singer songwriters. So if you're interested in performing, we'd love to hear from you. If you're not interested in performing, we'd still love to see you.
Seriously though, who does'nt want to spend a warm sunny Sunday evening listening some fantastic music and having a cheeky beverage or two? Lets bring the Sunday social back!
Friday 2nd 2017 @7pm - The Concorde Mango comedy club -
Only 58 tickets available!!!! You can buy tickets by popping into the Kings Arms or by paying over the phone.
Be part of a brand new comedy experience in Melksham!! Each month we'll be showcasing some of the hottest comedy talents, past and present. We will serve up great comedy and top table drinks service, what more could you ask for? Oh yeah, how about extended pub opening hours, so we can continue the after show party in the bar. We're your one stop shop for quality entertainment at the Kings Arms.
Here are your comedians for the evening!
It's true! After 25 years of semi-retirement,playing nursing homes, Sol Bernstein is back where he belongs, in smokynightclubs performing to drunks. The legend that is Sol Bernstein escaped thePogroms in Russia, the Nazis in Germany and Mosleys blackshirts in London, wenton to become the World's 1st all-round entertainer. He's a song and dance man, acomedian, a magician, an actor, an amazing ventriloquist (with his suitcasefriend Mr Pinkus) a Jazz musician (Sol was rated as the BEST TRIANGLE player inthe USA in the 50's by performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington ).He's performed all over the world at venues including The London Palladium, NewYork's Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, TheScunthorpe Baths, but it's at night clubs where Sol really comes to life. Hischarisma, his walking stick, his catch phrase "why don't you put on atie" his chutzpah, put it all together and you see the magic that is SolBernstein. He's the man who helped the career's of Elvis Presley. MarcelMarceau (and never even got a "Thank you") and even the Beatles wereinfluenced. He's worked with, and been friends with, some of the world’sGREATEST performers, Elvis, Judy Garland, The Rat Pack, Lenny Bruce, JackBenny, George Burns, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe,Eddie Large. Most young performers will mention Sol B as a major influence. Amajor influence to do what, we aren't sure, but an influence never the less!
"An enticing blend of honeststorytelling and dark humour” Independent on Sunday
"Hisdistinctive style stands out – a winning mixture of pomposity, insecurity andemotional incompetence, while the fury-inducing importance he places on thetrivial makes for a winning comic stance." chortle.co.uk
Andrew Watts is an "exquisitely funny” (TimeOut) comedian, with a distinctive style and very original material. His poshboy humour is intelligent without distancing himself from the audience. Lawyerturned comedian, Andrew is extremely likable and invariably wins a crowd overas he canters through challenging subjects like an apologetic tsunami. He isalso famous for once buying lavender from a drug dealer in Brixton. His 2014 Edinburgh show ‘Feminism for Chaps’ receivedcritical acclaim (***** Chortle) and a full house all run, when he then went onto take to New Zealand Comedy Festival. His two previous full-length Edinburghshows, 'I wish I could be like Andrew Watts' and 'Born to Be Mild', bothreceived four-star reviews. As seen on ITV’s Stand-Up Hero and Comedy Central’sThe World Stands Up.
Followingin the footsteps of the West Country’s finest comedy talent, Tom has beengrowing in the dark depths of the south west where he is a regular MC andheadliner for those rooms no-one else can afford to drive to. Giggingsince 2010 to everyone from students to the ladies of the WI this plucky youngman has developed a knack of winning over any crowd with his tales of life onthe outside and his observations on the minutiae of the everyday. And if that’snot your thing he also does funny accents and pulls silly faces. Inall honesty he is "going to be a comedy monster” (Matt Price, Comic) and"deserves to go a long way” (Steve Hall, We Are Klang) for his "wickedly funny,beautifully timed observations” (View From Newspapers).
Friday June 16th 2017 @ 8pm - Alton Wahlberg
Alton is a singer song writer from Suffolk who uses a unique blend of his folk/indie style to capture and enthral
audiences with his songs and stories. With over 10 years experience as a professional musician Alton has graced hundreds of stages across Europe with his soulful yet punchy blend of raw acoustic music.Many of Altons songs have been inspired by the tales he has been told by a vast array of individuals he has met whilst travelling the country as a street performer.
His live shows have the tendancy to make the audience laugh, cry, be deathly silent and then sing at the tops of thier voices, all in the space of one gig!With the new AWMTV project launched, Alton is now offering a platform for young musicians to come and perform live at his Norfolk or Suffolk studio base and feature on the hit series that airs bi-weekly online.
Friday June 30th 2017 @ 8pm - Emily Maguire - A concert in aid of Wiltshire Mind
A special charity concert by singer-songwriter Emily Maguire in aid of Wiltshire Mind, hosted by kind permission of The King's Arms Hotel, Melksham.Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances, Emily’s songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. After living in a shack in Australia where she made her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK to tour with American legend Don McLean and make her third album ‘Believer’, a ‘masterpiece’ according to Maverick Magazine. As an advocate for mental health, Emily has been featured several times on Radio 4 including Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking about her book ‘Start Over Again’. Living with bipolar disorder herself, Emily has done many gigs in mental health hospitals and for MInd groups. She has just published 'Notes From The North Pole', a new book of poetry, prose and song lyrics, and released her hauntingly beautiful fifth album 'A Bit Of Blue', which has been receiving rave reviews in the music press. A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, Emily is truly 'a talent to be reckoned with' (R2 Magazine).
"A class act” THE MIRROR
"A true artist” R2 MAGAZINE
Join us on Sunday 30th March for Mothering Sunday. Call us on 01225 707272 to book a table.
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