We have a busy calendar of live events throughout the year from both new and established artists and musical genres from blues, to rock, reggae, jazz, country and beyond! So keep an eye on the website and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or sign-up to our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with the latest news and new events!

Aug
25
Sun
Merrymaker Presents – New Talent Showcase
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Merrymaker Presents - New Talent Showcase

On the last Sunday of every month, Dan Sealey (The Rockbottoms, ex Ocean Colour Scene) and Adam Barry (The Rockbottoms, ex The Misers) will be performing and hosting ‘Merrymaker Presents …’, showcasing TWO featured artists performing original material.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Aug
27
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Aug
31
Sat
Andy Thomas – Acoustic Covers
Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Andy Thomas - Acoustic Covers

For our last ‘Free Summer Sessions’ we are pleased to present two acoustic sets from Andy Thomas who will be performing a wide range of covers from classic 60s bands such as The Who and the Beatles, through the likes of The Stereophonics and Green Day all the way up to Ed Sheeran!

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
3
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
4
Wed
David King – Acoustic Classic Covers
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
David King - Acoustic Classic Covers

On Wednesday 4th September we welcome back the excellent David King who is going to be performing two sets of classic covers for you all!

David is a very experienced local musician/singer and has a great range of covers to present from classic artists including a Mod-influenced set of tracks (David also appears in a Jam Tribute act) so expect some Paul Weller, Steve Marriott related stuff … and, of course, the Jam!

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
7
Sat
Kimmy and The Whahoo’s – Blues, Soul & Funk
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Kimmy and The Whahoo's - Blues, Soul & Funk

On Saturday 7th September we are pleased to welcome back the excellent Kimmy And The Whahoo’s to Joe Joe Jims for an evening of blues, soul & funk

Kimmy & the band opened the BurtonFest weekend back in June and provided a high-energy set enjoyed by everyone … so much so, we brought them back for a gig in their own right! The band featuring high-end, experienced, musicians – Phil Gowers, Billy Jefferson, May Day and Kim Gowers – who have fun making great music that gets everyone on their feet and moving to the beat!

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
10
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
11
Wed
Loz Rabone – Acoustic Covers
Sep 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Loz Rabone – Acoustic Covers
Mother Popcorn’s Loz Rabone treats us to an intimate, acoustic performance on Wednesday 11th September.
 
In his own right, Loz is professional singer and guitarist with many years of experience performing acoustic covers drawing from a huge repertoire of rock, indie, folk and pop classics from 60’s to modern day.
 
A typical set would include covers from bands such as: The Beatles. Oasis, Paul Weller, The Verve, The Stereophonics, The Kooks, Chili Peppers, Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters, The Cure, Green Day, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Kinks … sounds good to us!
 
Please Note: Entry is FREE
Sep
12
Thu
Steve Ajao Quartet – Bebop Jazz
Sep 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Steve Ajao Quartet - Bebop Jazz

Steve Ajao makes a welcome return to Joe Joe Jims on Thursday 12th September bringing his jazz Quartet for an evening of be-bop tinged classics.

Backed by drums, double bass and piano, the Steve Ajao Quartet are all highly experienced musicians who will be presenting two sets of bebop jazz. Although we don’t know the set Steve will choose for the gig, the Quartet have previously included Dizzy Gillespie’s bebop number ‘A Night in Tunisia’ to the ballad ‘The Things we did last summer’ and the bluesy inflections of Charlie Parker’s ‘Chi-Chi’ along with Dexter Gordon’s ‘Cheesecake’ … just to give you a flavour (no pun intended) of what to expect.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
13
Fri
The Maz Mitrenko Band – Powerful Blues Rock
Sep 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Maz Mitrenko Band - Powerful Blues Rock

For blues-rock aficionados, Maz Mitrenko will need no introduction – but for the uninitiated, after many years working alongside the legendary Trevor Burton, guitarist/vocalist Maz formed The Maz Mitrenko Band in 2006 and they have gone from strength-to-strength, providing “a mixture of finely honed original songs alongside a range of classic blues and rock covers from the likes of Rory Gallagher and Jimi Hendrix”.

The Band, also featuring bassist Pete Vickers (Tony McPhee, Andy Hart) and drummer Phil Brittle (The Band Of Joy, Quill), are currently working on a fourth album for release in 2019 but are taking time-out for a few gigs and this will definitely be a show not to miss.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
14
Sat
Vaseline – Punk Rock
Sep 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Vaseline – Punk Rock

On Saturday 14th September we’re pleased to present something a little different for Joe Joe Jims – our first punk band: Rubery’s very own Vaseline!

The band features former Birmingham Poet Laureate Spoz on guitar and vocals, Toppo on drums and vocals, Ratty on guitar and Couchy on bass and vocals. Spoz describes the live Vaseline experience as “chock full of 70s punk rock nostalgia, jumping about and strange hair cuts“!

Intrigued? Then get down to Joe Joe Jims on the night for what should be an energetic, highly charged performance.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
17
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
18
Wed
George Wilson – Reggae & Alternative Sounds
Sep 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
George Wilson - Reggae & Alternative Sounds

Singer/songwriter George Wilson returns to Joe Joe Jims on Wednesday 18th September bringing his “spell binding fuse of rock steady reggae and alternative sounds“, kicking-off at 8.30pm.

George hails from Birmingham and delivers an original mix of reggae with a rock edge and we’d definitely recommend checking him out and best of all, entry is FREE!

George’s show at Christmas was a great success and we hope that a lot of you can make it on the 18th for what promises to be a great night.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
19
Thu
Fred Skidmore Organ Trio – Hammond Organ Driven Rare Grooves
Sep 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fred Skidmore Organ Trio - Hammond Organ Driven Rare Grooves

On Thursday 19th September we are pleased to present the Fred Skidmore Organ Trio who will be playing Hammond Organ driven rare grooves originally made famous by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T etc.

The Trio features Fred Skidmore, John Caswell and Roy Adams (with whom we’re sure a lot of you will be familiar from the Steve Gibbons Band, Al Jolson’s Dog and many other groups too numerous to mention) and they will be entertaining us with 60s and 70s soul and funk covers powered by Fred Skidmore at the Hammond organ.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
20
Fri
The Strays – Powerful Rock ‘n’ Roll
Sep 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Strays – Powerful Rock ‘n’ Roll

On Friday 20th September we’re excited to present The Strays who will be “fusing a multitude of genres to create a unique modern sound with a gritty, vintage edge. Described as No Doubt meets Imelda May”!

The Cheltenham based garage rock ‘n’ roll band have been gigging and recording heavily over the past few years and will be releasing their debut album this year wit the gig at Joe Joe Jims forming part of their promotional tour so expect some great new numbers as well as classics from the band’s back catalogue (checkout their excellent Brand New Day EP) and the video for Go Go Boy below for a taste of what the band have to offer.

Make sure you don’t miss what promises to be a great gig from a band whose career is on a steep upwards trajectory!

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
21
Sat
Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly – An Evening with …
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly - An Evening with ...

We are very excited to have secured the services of two stalwarts of the British R&B scene – two great voices, two great reputations – for a wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times, and no doubt a little humour.

Maggie BellScotland’s Queen of Soul, founder member of Stone the Crows, later had an incredibly successful solo career on both sides of the Atlantic, now once again back on the music scene after a 20 year lay off. She was a resounding hit at the Led Zeppelin reunion concert in 2008.

Dave Kelly London’s slide guitar king, having learned his trade in the backing bands of, and recording with, Son House, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells to name but five blues legends, a founder member of The Blues Band, still wowing audiences after nearly 30 years.

This is no slick show wheeled out with any predictability. Indeed when Maggie and Dave take to the stage ‘anything can happen’ (and often does)!

Please Note: Entry is £10.00 | Buy Tickets Online

Sep
22
Sun
The Delray Rockets – High Octane Rockabilly
Sep 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Delray Rockets - High Octane Rockabilly

The Delray Rockets are a three-piece Rockabilly band that deliver one hell of a live punch with their energetic, fast-paced show – “putting the ‘Rock’ into Rockabilly” – and we are delighted to welcome them back to Joe Joe Jims on Sunday 22nd September.

As the band themselves point out, “don’t be fooled by the onstage setup of a double bass, Gretsch guitar and stripped down drum kit, looks can be deceiving. Once the amps are flicked on and the first beat is struck, hold onto your hats cos’ you’re in for a hell of a ride.”

Whatever style of music floats your boat, we can guarantee you’ll have a job sitting still to the Delray Rockets and your foot will be tapping in no time … maybe even experiencing the undeniable urge to dance!

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Sep
24
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
25
Wed
Dave Onions – Rootsy Singer Songwriter
Sep 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Dave Onions - Rootsy Singer Songwriter

Wednesday 25th September sees the return to Joe Joe Jims of legendary singer-songwriter Dave Onions for what will be a great night of acoustic music.

Dave’s currently working as a solo acoustic player and performs live with both guitars and mandolins playing original music written by himself and his wife plus “a little frivolity/humour and a number of instrumentals” that also showcase his distinctive, percussive guitar style.

So, come along and enjoy an evening of Dave’s rootsy blend of folky blues (or bluesy folk … whichever you prefer!).

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Sep
26
Thu
Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims – The Garry Allcock Trio
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims - The Garry Allcock Trio

Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims returns for an evening of ‘great swingin’ classics from the Great American Songbook sung by Tina Law backed by the excellent Garry Allcock Trio featuring Nick Wiltshire on string bass, Brian Hadley on keyboards and, of course, legendary drummer Garry Allcock behind the kit.

Please Note: Entry is £8.00