THE NEW ROSCOE
The New Roscoe is not just a great venue for tribute bands, it is much more than that!
People travel from all over
Many local acts, in the hundreds, have played our Springboard nights, mostly on Wednesdays and Mondays.
To help you gain a wider knowledge of our promotions, here is a list of entertainers, all original artists.
Those mentioned have played The New Roscoe at some time over the past seven years.
You'll notice it includes Damien Rice, who has gained a place amongst the best-selling acts of recent years, Corinne Bailey Rae who played an A&R showcase with her band Helen, Blue Rodeo, one of Canada's biggest stadium acts, Martin Grech who did the Lexus ad., The Redwalls, Chicago act with 2 Oasis tours on their cv.
Tina Dico Denmark's No 1 singer/songwriter, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), James Mercer of The Shins, Micah P. Hinson, Fionn Regan.
Texas harmonisers Midlake, electric blues pioneer Hubert Sumlin, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the guy who taught Dylan, American writer and country star Jim White,
Woodstock veteran Country Joe McDonald, Gene Parsons of The Byrds, Chip Taylor, who wrote 'Wild Thing' & 'Angel of the Morning',
National Steel guitar great Bob Brozman, the man who wrote the books on blues guitar, Stefan Grossman, and slide blues man Catfish Keith, Americana favourites Richmond Fontaine, Laura Viers, Chuck Prophet from Green On Red, Neil Innes of The Rutles and The Bonzo Dog Band and Chris Farlowe, No.1 hit recorder of 'Out Of Time' and 'Handbags and The Gladrags, Wilko Johnson from Dr.Feelgood, plus many more established names from the punk era, the indie movement and the Britpop scene.
All this goes without mentioning the hundreds of local acts that have played on our regular Springboard nights.
An eclectic mix, but evidence of a thriving and vital venue providing quality live music in
MORE THAN JUST A GREAT VENUE FOR TRIBUTE ACTS!!!
Some of the original acts to have played The New Roscoe since January 2001
LEGENDARY INDIE BANDS:
Puressence, Cinerama, Half Man Half Biscuit, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, The Ukrainians,
Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) & The Lovers, Aziz Ibrahim (Stone Roses), The Supernaturals,
Carter Unstoppable Sex Machine, Freeheat (Jesus & Mary Chain), John Power (Cast), Deaf School,
The Nightingales, The Telescopes, Blue Aeroplanes, Ooberman, Nigel Clarke (Dodgy), The Bridewell Taxis
LEGENDARY ROCK / R&B BANDS:
Saxon, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Groundhogs, Steve Gibbons Band,
Chris Farlowe & The Norman Beaker Band, Man, Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders, Connie Lush,
Jim Diamond's Blue Shoes, Stan Webb's Chickenshack, Stray, The Hamsters, Aynsley Lister, Chantel McGregor,
Paul D'Ianno (Iron Maiden), Waysted (
LEGENDARY SKA BANDS:
Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Beat, Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers),
Neville Staple's Specials, Skaville
Rat Scabies (The Damned), Peter Coyne, Chris Dollimore (The Godfathers),
Richard Strange (Doctors of Madness), Chelsea (Gene October), Patrik Fitzgerald, Vic Godard & Subway Sect
LEGENDARY GOTHS & ROCKERS:
Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Justin Sullivan (New Model Army), Ricky Warwick (The Almighty),
Ginger & The Wildhearts, Laika Dog (Terrorvision)
LEGENDARY PROG-ROCK BANDS:
The Flower Kings, Ozric Tentacles, Karnataka, Daevid Allen's University of Errors, Here & Now,
Space Ritual (Hawkwind), Vibra Cathedral Orchestra, Parallel Or 90 Degrees, Manning,
The Edgar Broughton Band, Cold Flame, The Hypnotist Collectors (Quintessence), The SunPilots
LEGENDARY BRITISH SINGER/SONGWRITERS:
Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Ian McNabb (The Icicle Works), Mike Peters (The Alarm), Pete Wylie (Wah!),
Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Kirk Brandon (Theatre of Hate/Spear of Destiny),
Boo Hewerdine (The Bible), Colin Vearncombe (Black), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Sam Brown,
Martin Stephenson (The Daintees), Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Jackie Leven (Doll By Doll), Jah Wobble,
Andy White, Clive Gregson (Richard Thompson Band), Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South/Homespun)
Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog/The Rutles), Kevin Ayers (The Soft Machine), Iain Mathews (Southern Comfort / Plainsong),
Kevin Coyne, Dave Sharp (The Alarm), B.J.Cole, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sophie Barker (Zero 7)
LEGENDARY FOLK ACTS:
Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, The Strawbs, Pentangle, Michael Chapman,
John Jones (Oysterband), Seth Lakeman, Benji Kirkpatrick, Rab Noakes, The Dylan Project (Fairport Convention),
Rory McLeod, Slaint Mhath, La Volee D'Castors, Waking The Witch
LEGENDARY BLACK-AMERICAN BLUES ACTS:
Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf / Muddy Waters), Blind Mississippi Morris, Guy Davis, Chris Thomas King, Otis Taylor, Boo Boo Davis
LEGENDARY AMERICAN SINGER/SONGWRITERS:
Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe & The Fish), Gene Parsons (The Byrds), John York (The Byrds), Ramblin' Jack Elliott,
Chip Taylor (Wild Thing/Angel of The Morning), Jimmy Carl Black (Mothers of Invention), Barry Maguire,
Dan Baird (
Steve Forbert, Chuck Prophet / Chris Cacavas (Green On Red), Caitlin Carey (Whiskeytown), Jim White,
Tim Rose (Hey Joe), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), John Platania (Van Morrison Band), Sophie B. Hawkins,
Steve Young (Eagles/Waylon
Tom Russell, Pierce Pettis, Catfish Keith, Peter Rowan, Heather Mills, Kimmie Rhodes, Justin Townes Earle,
Eve Selis, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Doug Macleod, Kent Duchaine, Willie Nile
LEGENDARY CANADIAN ACTS:
Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, Hawksley Workman, Kate Rogers (AIM), Justin Rutledge, The Sadies,
The Guthries, The Arrogant Worms
LEGENDARY GUITAR VIRTUOSOS:
Woody Mann, Stefan Grossman, Bob Brozman, Erik Mongrain, Joscho Stephan, Jon Gomm
LEGENDARY TV / RADIO PERSONALITIES:
Kevin Kennedy (Curly
Charlie Chuck (Reeves & Mortimer), Frank Sidebottom, Ted Chippington
EMERGING BRITISH SINGER / SONGWRITERS:
Nick Harper, Johnny Dickinson, Rolan Bolan, Michael Weston King (The Good Sons),
Ezio, Martin Grech, James Yorkston, Sally Timms, Elaine Palmer, Angie Palmer, Roger Davies,
Amy Wadge, Rosalie Deighton, Virginia McNaughton, Edwina Heyes, Patsy Matheson, Jon Redfern,
Danbert Nobacon, Christopher Rees, Nick Hall, Michelle Plum
EMERGING IRISH SINGER / SONGWRITERS:
Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Eleanor McEvoy, Fionn Regan, Juliet Turner, Shana Morrison, Brian Houston
EMERGING AMERICAN SINGER / SONGWRITERS:
Ed Hamell (Hamell On Trial), James Mercer (The Shins), Sam Beam (Iron&Wine), Carrie Rodriguez, David Mead,
Chris Mills, Rosie Thomas, Laura Viers, Jesse Sykes, Julie Lee, Ben Weaver, Peter Case, Joe D'Urso, Dan Bern,
Jeff Klein, Neal Casal, Holly Lerski, Cicero Buck, Mark Erelli, Micah P. Hinson, Gina Villalobos, Mark Mallman,
Joan As Police Woman, Chris Stills, Lach, Seth Faergolzia (Dufus), Dawn Landes (Hem), James Apollo,
Grayson Capps, Bob Frank, Bill Kelly, Michael Parrish, Curtis Eller, Sarah Borges
EMERGING CANADIAN SINGER / SONGWRITERS:
Fred Eaglesmith, Hawksley Workman, Corb Lund, Luke Doucet,
Gabe Minnikin, Matt Mays, Roger Dean Young, Justin Routledge, Jenn Grant
EMERGING BRITISH BANDS:
Cosmic Rough Riders, Grand Drive, Lincoln, Echoboy, X is greater than Y,
Queen Adreena, Tetra Splendour, Lucky Jim, Magdalen Green,
Redlands Palomino Co., Clayhill, Tiny Tin Lady, The Storys, Sunshine Underground, Hummingbird,
The Travelling Band, The Aftermath, The Sex Patels, Prismic
EMERGING AMERICAN BANDS:
Bill Mallonee & The Vigilantes Of Love, Clem Snide, Dolly Varden, Wrinkle Neck Mules,
Western Electric, Stewboss, Jim & Jennie Pinetop, Richmond Fontaine, The Redwalls,
Deadstring Brothers, Midlake, Hacienda Brothers, These
EMERGING METAL BANDS:
Breed 77, Velcra, Ninedenine, Brody, Nerve Engine, Happylife, Worm Cage
LEGENDARY LOCAL ACTS: ,
Jon Strong, Charlie Speed, Snake Davis & The Suspicions, Steve Phillips, Brendan Croker, Stu Page, Dusty Miller,
The Prowlers, Jed Thomas Band, Tim Wood, Waking The Witch, The Durbervilles, Paul Buckley, Helen, Vib Gyor,
Duncan MacFarlane, The Hall Brothers, Ramon De Juan, The Boy Tate, Vamp, The Reams, Glamrockz, Styckleback
Danbert Nobacon, Jesse Gardham, Gina Dootson, Kakadabu, Splinter, Beaker, Vamp,
Fran Rogers, Gary Stewart, Rob Galloway, Mik Artistic, Angelo Palladino
Most American and Canadian acts love the venue.
Monday usually acoustic roots nights or The Springboard
Tuesday Roscoe Nights – popular & novelty covers bands.
Wednesday new and emerging acts or The Springboard .
Friday , Saturday nights and Sunday lunch are FREE
a variety of entertaining original and covers bands.
Sunday and Thursday evenings feature established artistes and top tribute acts.
Less than half a mile North of the city centre, along Regent Street,
you meet a roundabout where the road splits to Sheepscar Street or Roseville Road,
the venue is on the junction of these two turn-offs, behind Thrifty Car Hire
see map .