THE Neighbourhood Strange announced themselves on the Salisbury music scene with an impressive debut on Saturday at the Winchester Gate as they performed with experimental duo Carpet.

Formed from the ashes of some of Salisbury's finest acts, the 60s-tinged debutants belted out a catchy set with singalong choruses to an exuberant crowd. Remember the name – I think you'll be hearing a lot from them in 2015. The packed crowd were also treated to an impressive light and projection show which was near on hypnotic as Carpet performed their fusion of guitar, keys and samples to warm up the Saturday night crowd.


A REGGAE-loving Sunday night sell-out crowd bounced along in appreciation as Birmingham's UB40 stopped off at City Hall on their current UK tour.

They began by playing a set of mainly newer material, a common tactic used at these shows... We'd be left waiting for the golden nuggets.

There is a real close unity between the performers and each one is brought in to share the spotlight, showcasing their particular instrument or talent.

As it turned 10pm they began to roll out the classics, with Red Red Wine, Kingston Town, Can't Help Falling In Love With You being the crowd pleasers.

The capacity crowd left on a high and once again it was great to see a good night of music at City Hall Salisbury, albeit through a sea of camera phones (please ban them, venues!).


BASHMENT Sounds Presents Snapshot takes place tomorrow at The Chapel Nightclub, with music from Young Lion, DJ Sadiq1, Dr Mase and Shaft. Bashment Sounds is a musical entertainment group consisting of vibrant, energetic, young people from the Hampshire area with very strong Caribbean roots.

The night will run alongside the venue’s normal club night.


ANOTHER big weekend of music is ahead for Salisbury this weekend.

Thursday sees UK rock band Big Country play at City Hall for a special show which marks 30 years since the release of UK number one album Steeltown.

Tickets are available at £20.

Tomorrow the venue will host Skindred. The band regularly grace big festival stages and fuse heavy metal with rock, reggae and punk. They really are worth catching.

Tickets still available for £19.50. Saturday night sees Altar Club return to Salisbury Arts Centre with Bigtopp, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Cougar Pilot, Pugwall and Speakeasy Soundsystem all performing, entry £5 advance or £6 on the door.