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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

TONIGHT AT THE ALMA Saturday 15th January:

Shake off those January blues with

"The undisputed kings of Caledonian skiffle" - DEAD PLANTS. Live!

Double bass

Acoustic guitar


& a whole lotta hollerin'!
Live from 9.30pm. Free entry.


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:32 PM


Ok you good Virtual Norwood folks.

We've stepped up our live music offering at The Alma.

Use it or lose it guys! All this amazing live music is FREE and ON YOUR DOORSTEP! But if nobody comes, we'll have to stop booking them.

Times is hard, I know, but these nights are free! We haven't yet put up our prices after the VAT rise. Pull yourselves out of your funk and have some fun courtesy of the rare talent carefully selected for your enjoyment. Drink cordial if you like - it's a pound a pint!

Sorry for the tone of this rant, but we've been paying some seriously talented musicians to play hardly anyone recently and it's soul destroying for us and them, and it can't continue for much longer!

Tonight Friday 18th February

The Hightown Crows with special guest Gospel vocalist Carmen Car

"Dorset's finest rockabilly blues outfit"

We started playing together five years ago, in 2004. The band was born out of a love of rocking blues music. We are based in the Purebeck Hills, on the ancient Jurassic Coast in east Dorset and are part of the World famous musical co-operative, Chickenshack Records. Our gigs have included the 100 Club, Gaz’s Ricking Blues and the Hillbilly Bop in London, the Glastonbury Festival 2008/9 and many local gigs, here in Dorset, and the surrounding counties.

Saturday 19th February

Mezkala Live

MEZKALA is a five piece Latin Jazz band sizzling with rhythm and great grooves.
It is an international group of musicians comprising of Victor Alarcon on vocals & bass; Roland Kemp on vocals & keys; Dan Marruzzo, percussion; James Britton, drum kit and guitar players Nathan Santos or Alan Hughes.
The repertoire includes songs from Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joe Zawinul & Sergio Mendes as well as original compositions.
You cannot sit down when these guys are playing.

Friday 25th February

King Groovy & The Hornstars

Traditional big band line-up of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, a rhythm section of piano, drums, bass and guitar, plus vocalist.

King Groovy and the Horn Stars has an extensive repertoire of big band charts by the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington to Glen Miller to Herbie Hancock, plus Latin, pop and funk favourites. We guarantee swinging tunes and danceable grooves.

Saturday 26th February


Gypsy Circus explosion from Califonia!

Performing music with roots in Americana, containing deep intertwining layers of melody, rhythm and time reminiscent of Eastern Europe, oso is creating rock music that’s moving beyond the boundaries of genre. Described as ‘technical folk’ and ‘math-rock world music’, oso makes music that blends the intensity of sweeping compositions with the intimacy of heart-felt vocals.

With ‘a circus-like sense of theater’, oso’s performances connect with people due to the sheer energy and emotion of the experience, reaching music lovers of all cultures and ages. As often as they play loud ‘plugged-in’ shows at music venues, oso performs on the street, setting up with acoustic instruments whenever, wherever—Phil on a unicycle, Tim at a child-sized drum set, Nick and Andrew sharing a battery powered amp—always able to deliver exciting music, flexible to any sonic situation. Employing these guerrilla tactics, oso has made music in cities across the United States and Europe, even performing— with Phil atop his unicycle—on a moving bus in South London.

There's plenty more booked. Check the website for more info.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:58 PM

For an up to date list of events at The Alma, please click here

or here:
The Alma website

Lots going on!


#19 gekko



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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:24 PM

Hi Charlie,

What time do you open until on a Saturday night? My other half (who is of Lithuanian heritage) is quite taken by the idea of seeing Nightjar DJ-ing but we are at the theatre in town and won't be back in the Palace until quite late.
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