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The Balcombe Club
Stockcroft Road
Balcombe
West Sussex
RH17 6HP
Tel: 01444 811226

Opening times

Monday - Friday
12pm - 11pm

Saturday
11am - 11pm

Sunday
12pm - 10.30pm

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Ruts DC , Morgellons & Stop Press play the Balcombe Club

Ruts DC , Morgellons & Stop Press play the Balcombe Club

Ruts DC , Morgellons & Stop Press play the Balcombe Club to raise funds for Cancer Research and St Catherine's Hospice The Ruts / Ruts DC are an English reggae-influenced punk rock band, notable for the 1979 UK Top 10 hit "Babylon's Burning", and an earlier single "In a Rut", which was not a hit but was highly regarded ... STOP PRESS! ARE A 5 PIECE PROGRESSIVE ROCK/REGGAE BAND FROM THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND. Described as music made up of ‘tight, clean, fast, tuneful, intelligent music’ (jamsphere.com), Stop Press! draws influence from technical indie and authentic 1st wave ska/reggae movements to create an inventive blend of contemporary summer vibes.

Performing the music of the come back kings of pop, it only takes a minute to realize that 'Never Forget' have the looks, the moves and the voices to pay a fitting homage in this tribute show celebrating the UK's biggest group - Take That!.

The show includes all of the songs that you expect to hear - From the early days of 'Take That and Party' the show progresses through to the greatest day everyone was waiting for, the band re-forming and the circus that followed when Robbie returned to shine again as the UK's premier pop act.

 

London based quartet MORGELLONS have been causing something of a stir on the capital’s music scene, and the ripples are spreading further afield, striking a chord with an appreciative and rapidly increasing audience. 

 

Taking the post-punk blueprint of bands like Joy Division and Magazine, the frozen intensity of early Banshees, and the art-school nihilism of the Velvet Underground to the Stooges, Morgellons have created a sound that has a relevance and urgency that marks them out as something different from their peers.

 

 

Film Night “My Cousin Rachel”

Film Night “My Cousin Rachel”

The Management Committee of the Victory Hall is very pleased to announce that the next film to be screened at the Hall will be the historical drama - “My Cousin Rachel”. This romantic drama film tells the story of a young Englishman who suspects his late cousin’s beautiful widow of his murder and plots revenge, but becomes romantically involved with her. The film stars Rachel Weisz; Sam Claflin, and Holliday Granger.

£6.00 each

This screening will be Friday 10th November starting at 7.30 PM.

The running time will be 106 minutes, with an interval for refreshments mid-way through. The screening will again be provided by the same professional “touring cinema” company, and the layout for the showing will be the usual “cafe style”. 

Tickets for this film will be £6.00. As usual, these can be purchased in advance from Threads. Demand is expected to be high – so please book early! Please note that this film is rated 12A

 

Dates for your Diary!
Friday 15th December  TBC

 

The Kast Off Kinks - September 22nd 2018

The Kast Off Kinks - September 22nd 2018

The Kast Off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive. The Kinks are a household name

£18.00 each

This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84),

John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s),

Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Ray Davies) and 

Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).  


Expect all the hits including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus much more...


A great night out, not to be missed!

 

 

Steve Crane night - January 20th 2018

Steve Crane night - January 20th 2018

Steve Crane presents a Winter Banquet.

£40 each

As head chef of the idyllic Ockenden Manor in the countryside of Sussex, chef Stephen Crane cooks refined, French-influenced food, and given his pedigree, that’s no great surprise.

As the former senior sous chef at celebrity hangout The Halcyon Hotel and long-time head chef of London’s The Spread Eagle, you wouldn’t be shocked to find him in the Balcombe Club cooking us a fantastic menu.

Please reserve tickets on 01444 811226

Bermondsey Joy Riders - Saturday 9th December

Bermondsey Joy Riders - Saturday 9th December

Claiming all the credentials of a bonafide ‘77 super group, The Bermondsey Joyriders is a band pooling the hard-won experience and history of three veteran punks. Founding members Gary Lammin (vocals / guitar) and Martin Stacey (bass) cut their teeth in the Joe Strummer-produced Little Roosters and Generation X precursors Chelsea respectively, whilst recent recruit Chris Musto (drums) is a sticksman of some credentials – having previously played with Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer and Nico, to name but a few!

More than the sum of their impressive punk rock heritage however, The Bermondsey Joyriders have won praise for splicing those sounds from suburbs with raw blues and Lammin’s startling slide guitar – emerging with a sonic signature that is undeniably all their own. Given just 12 hours (!) in the studio to lay down their self-titled 2008 debut, they managed to produce a record which Classic Rock magazine’s Carol Clerk deemed to have “pulled off a really impudent mix of influences”, and which Guitarist magazine’s Charles Shaar Murray felt had achieved a “unique spin on punk-blues”.

Now with second album Noise and Revolution The Bermondsey Joyriders show listeners what they’re really capable of. Given all the hours of studio time the budget would enable – over a number of weeks, and under the direction of Cure and Depeche Mode producer David M Allen, the band have created an ambitious concept record, which fully realizes the ideas that won acclaim when merely sketched out on their debut.

Gleefully burning the three chord rulebook, Noise and Revolution finds real punk rebel spirit in blues, soul and 60s psychedelic sounds, but most radically twists the ’77 blueprint with the words provided to it by the inimitable John Sinclair. Acting as narrator on spoken segments between the song, performance poet, MC5 manager and counter culture icon, Sinclair tells Noise and Revolution’s story with a poet’s pace and rhythm, a wicked humour, and the relevant, rare life experiences to make his parts captivatingly convincing.

In summer 2011, the band began offering gig-goers the opportunity to hear this unique record, by performing it live and in full at on a string of date, for which Sinclair has joined them onstage to recreate his narrative parts. Live performances of ‘classic’ albums may now be a default move for acts at certain stage of their careers, but The Bermondsey Joyriders’ decision to give a not yet released record this treatment, is indisputably brave and fresh. It’s a move which speak volumes about their confidence in the recording, a confidence which the strength of crowd and critical reaction since has confirmed to be rightly placed.

In his review of its premiere performance, PureRawk.com writer Andy James declared Noise and Revolution an early album of the year contender, saying “this is tight, angry music with something to say and a valid point to make. Be honest, how many new bands can you honestly say that about nowadays?”. Vive le Rock magazine, when giving their verdict on ‘Joyriders support set to Marky Ramone – which ended to cries from an encore from a crowd entirely fresh to the tunes, demanded readers “see ‘em at all costs“. This is most definitely the time to join the revolution and come along for the ride!

Charlie Harper plays the Balcombe Club

Charlie Harper plays the Balcombe Club

Charlie Harper is a British singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer from the punk band U.K. Subs. Harper has Mexican and English roots.

£FREE each

Charlie Harper was already a veteran of the London R&B scene at the time of the UK Subs being formed in 1976. His very first band in 1964 was named Charlie Harper Free Press Band  Prior to forming the UK Subs, he was the frontman and founder of The Marauders between 1975 and 1976.

In 1980 his solo single release "Barmy London Army" spent one week at No 68 in the UK Singles Chart.[He has also recorded with his side project The Urban Dogs and released a solo album entitled Stolen Property and a second solo single "Freaked". As well as singing he also plays the harmonica and bass, he played rhythm guitar on the UK Subs album Diminished Responsibility. He still typically performs between 150 and 200 gigs per year with the UK Subs.

Barnstormers Comedy Night

Barnstormers Comedy Night

Another fantastic evening with Barnstormers Comedy on Saturday 18th November Line up is to be announced.

£10 / £12 on the door each

Fantastic Barnstormers Comedy line-up in prospect at the Balcombe Club.

 

It's that time of year again: the time of year when we welcome Barnstormers Comedy back to the Balcombe Club on one of their now bi-annual visits.  And as ever, there's an excellent line-up in prospect.

Once more, Barnstormers Compere and semi-resident host Kevin Precious (pictured) will return to introduce three more top acts from the National Comedy Circuit.   On this occasion, he'll be playing host to: the wonderfully measured musings of Ben Norris, 'It’s his sharp, biting comments that make Norris’s set stand out, the often harsh impact of the sentiment cushioned by his easy-going, everyman persona.' – Chortle; excellent observational stand-up and raconteur Paul Ricketts, 'Weird and wonderful... Ricketts should be given his own TV show' - The Stage; and hugely entertaining man-of-many-voices Stefano Paolini, 'The best voice merchant on the circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for far wider exposure' - The Evening Standard.

 

Ben Norris

Ben Norris is a British stand up comedian who has been performing on the comedy circuit since 1993. He has appeared on a range of different television shows such as Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He was the warm-up man for the 7th series of Mock the Week on which he also appeared three times as a guest, on one occasion standing in for Frankie Boyle, who became ill moments before filming started and had to be taken to hospital. A regular at The Comedy Store, in recent years Ben has become a member of the Tuesday night 'Cutting Edge' team. 

Ben has twice been Ed Byrne's support act on national tours, He is also the cousin of actor Martin Freeman.

"The term circuit legend is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see." - GQ Magazine

 

Paul Ricketts

Paul Ricketts is an award-winning comic who since 2005 has been entertaining audiences across the UK and beyond. Since starting as an MC in his own London Comedy Club, Paul has developed into a much sought after performer on the comedy circuit. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subjects, intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness. Sometimes silly, serious or surreal, sometimes autobiographical, political or near the knuckle - but always funny! 

Paul is in demand as an MC and act in prestigious London venues like the Comedy Store (London & Manchester), Comedy Café, Banana Cabaret, Outside The Box, Downstairs At The Kings Head, Bearcat Comedy, Falling Down With Laughter, Hampstead Comedy Club, Crack Comedy Clubs and Brixton Comedy, as well as The Stand, Highlight, Jongleurs, Barnstormers Comedy, The Comedy Club Ltd, Off The Kerb Clubs, Alan Anderson Ha Ha Comedy, Funhouse Comedy Clubs, Just The Tonic (London & Nottingham), Glee Comedy Clubs, Frog & Bucket, Manchester, Gagging For Laughs, Growling Clown Clubs, Buzz Comedy Clubs, Last Minute Comedy Clubs and Mirth Control comedy clubs across the UK.

'Material is smart as well as funny - The Scotsman

'Weird and wonderful... should be given his own TV show' - The Stage

'Distinctive and extraordinary' - Fringe Guru

'Highly accomplished' - Time Out

'Excels as a natural story-teller' - Three Weeks

'Weaving the naturally comedic with both the ridiculous and the poignant' - Remote Goat

 

Stefano Paolini

Stefano Paolini is a regular face on the national and international comedy circuit, where his mixture of stand-up comedy, characters, impressions and beatboxing have seen him perform across the U.K and also Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Singapore, Germany, Malta, France and Italy. 

Radio and Television

He was a special guest on Dead Ringers (BBC Radio 4). He voiced a variety of characters in the Dreem Teem Xmas Panto (BBC Radio 1 - two specials). He's guested on Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), The Jo Whiley Show (BBC Radio 1), LBC and BBC London. he was in The Problem With Adam Bloom (BBC Radio 4), Spanking New (BBC Radio 7) and The Milk Run for BBC Radio 1. On television he was the voice of Tony Blair in Double Take (Channel 4) and Fabio Capello in Headcases (ITV1).

He's also an author and in 2015 he published his debut book called, Missing Presumed Drowned: A true story of the internment of Italians resident in Britain during the Second World War.

Press

'Cracking entertainment. Stefano is a fresh and welcome addition.' - One4review.com

'The best voice-merchant on the live circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for wider exposure' - the Evening Standard

'A remarkable repertoire of voices and sounds' - The Stage

'Ace... an obvious star' - The Scotsman

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