West Norfolk gig guide: Friday, July 8th to Thursday, July 14th

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Anvil Inn, Congham 01485 600625 DNA

Bar Red, King’s Lynn 01553 772579 FORTY FIVER

Blakeney Harbour Room 01263 741666, tickets £12 FREE AT LAST

Crossways, King’s Lynn 07717 535047 Greg’s Karaoke

Fox and Hounds, Heacham 01485 570345 DAVE THOMAS BLUES

Maids Head, King’s Lynn 01553 767153 Karaoke with Miami Nights Roadshow 

United Services Club, Hunstanton 01485 533360 STEVE LAYNE

Woolpack, King’s Lynn 07917 698735, 8pm Karaoke


Bar Red, King’s Lynn 01553 772579 WHOLE LOTTA HAIR

Downham Market Club 01366 382246 DNA

Lynn Arms, Syderstone 01485 578446, 8pm RSJ BLUES BAND

The Sackhouse, Wells-Next-The-Sea, 7.30pm, tickets £10, 01485 601701 HAYLEY MOYSES

Snettisham Caravan Park 07533 820300 LLOYD E MOON

The Swan, Downham Market 01366 858904 SIDEWALK

United Services Club, Hunstanton 01485 533360 CRASH VEGAS

William Burt Social Club, West Winch 01553 841542 DANCE TILL DAWN


Blakeney Harbour Room 01263 741666, 3-6pm Folk in the bar

King William, Terrington St Clement 01553 828514, 5pm PIRATE JOE

Live & Let Live, Downham 01366 383933, 4pm RSJ BLUES BAND

London Porterhouse, Lynn 01553 766307, 4-7pm MARTIAN’S FOLLY

United Services Club, Hunstanton 01485 533360 Karaoke 

Waterside, Hunstanton 01485 535810 Bandeoke


Bell, Hempton 01328 864579, 8pm Open Folk Night

Fox and Hounds, Heacham 01485 570345 JOHN’S BLUES CREW

Swaffham Cons Club 8pm, tickets £5, 01760 722384 Swaffham Jazz Club COLIN MASON QUARTET with GEORGE KING


Queen Victoria, Snettisham 01485 541344 STONE PONY

Red Cat, North Wootton 01553 631244 Open mic night


Woolpack, King’s Lynn 07917 698735, 8pm Karaoke



King’s Arms, North Walsham 01692 403054 MIND THE GAP


Rated as Britain’s most successful soul singer, the award-winning Gabrielle will bring down the curtain on this year’s Festival Too programme at the Tuesday Market Place in Lynn on Saturday evening. Here’s the full line-up for Friday and Saturday.

Friday from 7.30pm: The Thinking Men; Aladdinsane (Bowie tribute); The Wonder Stuff.

Saturday from 6.30pm: Finding Ana; Heir; Victoria; BB Diamond; Gabrielle.


This year’s Ely Folk Festival opens in Marquee 1 at 7pm on Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday with an impressive line-up. Go to http//elyfolkfestival.co.uk for full details.

The Sunday programme features a performance of Bread or Blood, written by Sedgeford author and performer Gareth Calway, marking the 200th anniversary of the Ely and Littleport Riots. If you cannot get there, West Norfolk Radio will be broadcasting live from the Festival on all three days.


There’s definitely a feelgood factor to this year’s Dereham Blues Festival, which opens today (Thursday) with top blues act Dr Feelgood. There are numerous bands and acts booked in as the festival continues on Friday and over the weekend, including names such as Stone Pony, After Hours Blues Band, Against the Grain, Baroness & The Bear, Dove & Boweevil Trio and Adenland. Go to http//derehambluesfestival.org.uk for times and the venues.