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The Roadhouse

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THE ROADHOUSE showcases a range of signed and unsigned bands including tribute acts covering metal, rock, pop, acoustic, jazz, folk, reggae, ska, hardcore, blues, funk and r’n’b.

“The RoadHouse Club was first set up on an informal basis for local friends and music lovers after the closure and eventual demoltion of the nearby “Breedon Bar” – for many years the area`s leading music venue.

What had been just a bar in a sports centre was transformed into today’s GREAT venue. From very humble beginnings with decidedly sparse facilities and equipment, we have progressed steadily since 1999 to the stage now where The RoadHouse is widely regarded amongst both artistes and audiences as one of the best live venues in the Midlands.” http://www.theroadhousebirmingham.com

Under The Greenwood

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“Under The Greenwood was a fantastic club but welcomed folk/rock as well, the club was run by Tom Cordrey.” – Elizabeth Jones

 

“Eddies” / Edwards Rock Complex

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Pearl Jam – Edwards 26 February 1992. via Clive Hetherington

Better known as Eddies, the Edwards Rock Complex (including “Edwards No.8”) was a huge part of Birmingham’s rock and goth scene. It was located on Lower Severn Street between New Street Station and The Mailbox. Originally part of Eddie Fewtrell’s group of clubs it is best remembered for the period from 1987 onwards when it became a purely rock and alternative music club compromising of two pubs/bars, a second club (“Edwards No.7”) located immediately beneath it, and another club named “Goldwyns” next door in an adjacent building.

In the late 80’s it was the heart of a thriving Rock complex, which comprised two pubs/bars, a second club (“Edwards No.7”) located immediately beneath it, and another club named “Goldwyns” next door in an adjacent building.

 

The club sadly burnt down a little after 1am on November 12th 2006. Following the fire a few temporary nights were arranged in a nearby pub Gosta Green, with an alternative longer-term residency then being established in The Newt pub. Edwards No8 changed its name to EDDIES and from until June 2014 was located on Gough Street. Following the sale of the building to a property developer, the club was closed without notice. Owner Colin Wall, with the help of over 20,000 Facebook fans found The Tunnel Club (Livery Street, Birmingham B3 1HL) allowed Eddies to rock the club from July 5th 2014.

Welcome

 

Past gigs include:

Pearl Jam, Dogs D’Amour, Modulate, Enter Shikari, All About Eve, Angelspit, Apoptygma Berzerk, The Berzerker, Bikini Kill, Blaze Bayley, Bleed From Within, Blessed By A Broken Heart, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Cathedral, Code 64, Covenant, Cradle Of Filth, Cryptopsy, Dead Swans, Defeater, Die So Fluid, Discharge, Enter Shikari, Flymore, Furyon, GBH, Gothika, Honeycrack, Horrorpops, Inkubus Sukkubus Jake Lee, Leather Face, Lukin, March Violets, Melvins, Mercury Rev, Morbid Angel, Mudhoney, Napalm Death, Nirvana, Orange Goblin, Eden House, Powerquest, Prong, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Senser, Skindred, Smashing Pumpkins, Space Ritual, Spear Of Destiny, The Stone Roses, Therapy?, Vader, The Verve, Viatrophy, Weezer, Wrathchild, Dave McPherson, INME, VNV Nation & Combichrist.

 

Sorahan

Rock band fronted by Tom Sorahan in the late 70s. Regulars at The Railway.

This is an elusive band! From what I can find out Sorahan played every week at the Railway and were fronted by keyboard player/vocalist/songwriter Tom Sorahan – very talented and highly original material. Tom also played with Mark Stanway, now keyboard player with Magnum.

Richard Westwood sent this into the BMA: Prior to Spitfire, I was the final drummer in Sorahan, replacing Les Fortnum. Sorahan was killed by the punk tsunami, although Tom Sorahan got himself a deal with Pye Records and recorded a single album, “I’ve Seen The View, You Can Take Me Back Now”, copies of which can still be found (eBay, rare record shops, etc).

The album is available on Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Tom-Sorahan-Ive-Seen-The-View-You-Can-Take-Me-Back-Now/release/5831735

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