Queen's Head

Gigs at the Queens Head are every Sunday and occasional Wednesdays

All gigs are free admission and start at 8.30 pm. Programming consists of National and International touring artists as well as providing a platform for many of the high quality, creative players in the region.


Wednesday 18/7/18 Hiby-Bardon-Hession

***** Creative Nu-Music Special *****

Having played an astonishingly powerful gig at the Queens in 2016 the Hiby-Bardon-Hession trio return to bring an intense evening of extemporised collective soundscapes.
The combined but restrained focus of their last performance was akin to the darkening and impending thrill of a brewing thunderstorm never quite breaking but bound to at any minute. A delight for the audible senses spilling out to the cliches of hair raising on the arms and neck and of course the unbelievable, near telepathic, understanding of the players drawing you in like a rip-tide on a dark night.

A world class trio from three players with huge international reputations combining Wuppertal and Leeds in a common European understanding.
Hans Peter Hiby - tenor/alto saxophones, Michael Bardon - double bass, Paul Hession - drums
Supported by Music in Monmouth and the Plancktone Club


Wednesday 1/08/18 Coltrane Dedication

***** Jazz Special *****

Up for another evening of extempory, full-on improvisation from the power quintet that takes the later tunes of Mr John Coltrane and continues on the journey that starts in many places and never finishes; meeting the intricacies of life on the way! A band that sits on the shoulders of one of THE great musicians of the 20th century, a composer of outstanding strength in his simplicity, and a true master of his instrument - always searching, never content, and a man on a mission to make the world a better place. >
Coltrane Dedication has followed the mission with an impressive collective of like minded players - on this occasion we have Caractacus Downes and Lyndon Owen (Saxes), Dominic Lash (Bass), Ian Poole (Drums), Mark Sambell (Piano). Supported by Music in Monmouth


Wednesday 14/11/18 7Steps - Miles Davis contemporary interpretations

Tomos Williams (Burum) brings his Welsh/Irish band using the breadth of the Miles Davis catalogue.


Wednesday 16/01/19 DLQ

The ever creative Dominic Lash Quartet with Alex Ward on guitar, Javier Carmona on drums and Ricardo Tejero on alto sax

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