The Notts music scene is being extra generous this week. Not only are there a load of super strong gigs, they’re all free. There’s a load of live music in the square, an EP launch and a talent show full on Notts goodness.


The Bodega in the Square are bringing us some proper good music from a load of acts right in the heart of the city this Friday. Perfect for showcasing your drunken dancing to absolutely everyone.

Armed with a whole host of guitars and horns and a fair amount of bodies too THE GORGEOUS CHANS bring their unmistakable Indie Pop to the line up. The Chans layer lively melodies over jazzy undercurrents giving euphoric performances. Recently formed four-piece AMULET have be busy making some new music so make sure you come down to fill your ears with it. Most of the stuff we’ve heard already has been acoustic and already sounding really refined. Singer songwriter GEORGE HOLROYD gives a husky vocal to create earthy tones with thought provoking lyrics and a memorable chorus. RYAN FARMER brings Americana Blues with a rustic vocal that really transports you into a Country and Western. Singer songwriter JOSH KEMP is definitely no stranger to gigging and definitely knows his way around a loop pedal. He’ll be bringing his upbeat melodies and silky vocal to the table.

The Old Market Square
Friday 2nd October
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: FREE


SAM & JOE are releasing their debut EP this week – ‘Red Roses & Baby Blue.’ The brothers’ EP launch happens to be in their very own hometown of Arnold, where they had their first ever gig not that long back. Sure to bring their unique chemistry to the performance, the beautifully acoustic driven EP has elements of Folk perfect for a chilled night at the pub. You can catch a hint of what to expect on last week’s podcast too.

Little John & Robin Hood, Arnold
Saturday 3rd October
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: FREE


Notts Factor returns this week, after a few years away, with a final taking place at Rescue Rooms on Sunday. The judges have Simon Cowell’d their way through the applicants to find the six best acts to perform and compete to win a whole bunch of exposure. Oh and £500.

There’s a real mix of genres in the finalists from Indie Rock to Shambly Blues, definitely something for everyone. MONIQUE HENRY mixes genres including RnB, Blue and Jazz to create a truly soulful sound with a heartfelt vocal. OSCAR SPEED brings influence from artists such as Pharrell and Mayer Hawthorne to make some super catchy Pop Anthems that sound HUGE. CHLOE MCSHANE will be bringing her mesmeric vocal over RnB tracks giving a really special performance. After releasing their debut EP ‘First Draft’ back in May PAPER SHOP DAVE have some really polished Indie tracks in their back pocket. Shambly Blues six-piece, 94 GUNSHIPS, are taking a break from Digging Holes to bring some incredibly catchy tunes that will get you singing along straight away. KALLI ASHTON takes her American background as influence to her Country style and gives it a Pop twist.

Not only will all of those finalists be performing, they’ve thrown in a performance from 2012 winners ONE GIRL ONE BOY too. The Alt-pop duo have some great songs to showcase, including more than a few catchy melodies.

Rescue Rooms
Sunday 4th October
Doors: 6PM
Tickets: FREE

Yours in Love of New Music,
Katie Beard x