FRIDAY 28th March


Do you Love Pub Bands, Live Bands? Open Mic Nights, Rock Music? Original Music? Folk Music? Punk Rock? Comedy?, Shakespeare in the Park? Poetry? and all kinds a Music? Melton Gig Guide provides weekly information to inform The Good Gig Going folks of Melton Mowbray in The UK FOR FREE! (because we love live Music, and we are like that).

Venues include The Generous Briton (Genny B), The Grapes, The Cutting Room, The Noel’s Arms, The Crown, The Black Swan, The White Lion, The Crown (Asfordby), The Boat, The Stute (Asfordby Hill) The Sugar Loaf (Ab Kettleby) The Roase and Crown (Hose) The Nags Head (Harby),The Carington Arms (Ashby Folville) The Geese and Fountain (Croxton Kerrial), The Saddle (Twyford), The Tavern, Melton Theatre, and any other pop up events within the Borough of #MeltonMowbrayRuralHeartofMusic. If you Can’t Find It? #GigGuideIt



So with all the pubs closed, What we goin’ to do? Jo Bowtell came up with a cracker of an Idea


#TheVirtualPub Sunday Is Funday!!!! No Matter Where You Are





7pm – Live Music from Sarah Bird

Friday night at 7pm we’ll be live streaming live in THE VIRTUAL PUB from our living room and hopefully in your living rooms with a little soulful funky acoustic gig!

I’ve added a list of the songs we like to play here: but you could probably find a list of all the other songs we know if you snoop around online 😉 Happy to play requests!

If you guys feel like donating, we’d be super grateful, Andy and I both rely 100% on our living as musicians, and all of our gigs until July have been cancelled or postponed(taking up all of our dates next year!)

If you like our sound, you can check out a couple of our originals here too:



8pm – Live Music from Jackie Duffy

Jackie Duffy was one of Jo Bowtell’s original Sunday “Melton Pot” Artists right back at the beginning before “Sunday-Funday became a thing, and a way of life. If Carlsberg made pubs they made this one. Sunday live Music, at 4, roaring fire in the winter. At half time the pool table lid would laden with Cheese and Home-made breads. Cheesy Marmite Badger Bread from Gary Cross was my personal favourite. Over the years more and more folks cooked for the table so it was laden with Dawn’s Cheese straws Fi’s cakes and a whole host of food that it looked like a party.

‘Jackie Duffy’Brings her  mix of Folk and Acoustic and her take on even the cheesiest of Pop Tunes, there’ll Be, the  obligatory Irish song thrown in. An easy listening afternoon and some Belfast banter.  All you need to bring is your beer money, toes to tap and the ability to song along, as Jackie says, “the louder you sing, the better she sounds”.