IF you were asked to think of things Brazilian, you would likely conjure up images of the silky soccer samba skills of Pele, the colour and noise of a Rio carnival, the endless sands of the Copacabana and that thing ladies do before they go on holiday.

Lots of people would have that popular image but the more musically tuned-in of you will think of the one of the biggest metal bands of all time: Sepultura.

Often hailed as one of the most politically ground-breaking and sonically pioneering bands, their very name (it means tomb in Portuguese, apparently) is enough to invoke bowel-loosening bass and head-splitting crushing grindcore mayhem.

Very nearly in their 30th year, the cheeky chappies of cacophony from Sao Paulo are one of the biggest selling metal outfits ever, with a mahoosive 20 million units shifted.

Everywhere around the world, they regularly top the bill at festivals and stadium gigs and it was a huge surprise, shock and delight when they tore the roof off the Weymouth Pavilion back in June 2011.

You and I both know that sort of thing just doesn’t happen down this way, does it? Well, it did and, it’s going to happen again. Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?



Oh yes, in another almighty coup by Hourglass Promotions, Sepultura are heading back to the Pavilion on Saturday, February 1, before embarking on their European tour in support of the latest album, the snappily entitled The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart.

Understandably, this is a huge event for both Weymouth and the Pavilion itself and should be applauded and supported, whether you like your grindcore metal or not (and it’s not my particular cup of meat, I have to admit).

Support on the night comes from fellow din deliverers and noise merchants Revoker and Death Remains.

Tickets priced at £17.50 are hurtling out the door like tigers on Vaseline so do the right thing and get yours quick from the box office on 01305 783225 or online at ticketweb.co.uk Oh, and if you’re going, wear some earplugs and some Pampers, ok?

Now then, those lovely people at Weymouth and Portland community radio station Air 107.2FM have been handing over the airwaves to people like me and also talented musicians every Wednesday night between 8pm and 10pm for their Hijacked show.

And this Wednesday, they have something rather special when fast-rising Purbeck foursome Saturday Sun will be taking over the controls to play tracks from their new release Orixé and also songs from many of the artists than inspired them, including Nick Drake, John Martyn, early Pink Floyd and the like.

The album, realised on their own Viva Fleetwood label, has been collecting rave reviews from some big-hitters.

The Guardian’s Paul Lester described it as “utterly perfect”, Clash magazine hailed it as “beautifully translucent” and even the good old Financial Times (!) gave it a 4/5, as did the Guardian and Daily Express.

They’re obviously destined for Big Things, so tune in on Wednesday to hear what all the hoo-ha is about or make a date to catch them at Dorchester Arts Centre on Friday, February 21.

Right, that’s it for this week. I’m off for a Brazilian, which I understand is bigger than a million but not quite as big as a billion. Till next time…


Skint Imperials (Finns, Westham Rd, Weymouth)

Ian Sedwell (Tom Brown’s, High East St, Dorchester)

Leggomen (Royal Oak, Quayside, Weymouth) And later…

Leggomen (Lazy Lizard, Esplanade, Weymouth)

Danny Adams (Café Aura, Esplanade, Weymouth)

Ansell & Gretal (FourD Trinity St, Dorchester, Weymouth)

Blue Rock (Royal Portland Arms, Fortuneswell, Portland)

Dr Robert (Weymouth Working Mens Club, Mitchell St, Weymouth)

Sheryl Lee (Edinburgh House of Sounds, St Thomas St, Weymouth)

Amy Mayes (Kings Arm’s, Trinity Rd, Weymouth)

DuKane (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund St, Weymouth)

Jam Night (The Lounge, Colwell Centre, Weymouth)


Splinter (Finns, Westham Rd, Weymouth)

Leggomen (Lazy Lizard, Esplanade, Weymouth)

Gale Force 4 (Sailors Return, St Nicholas St, Weymouth)

Hustle, Shustler, Stereoironics (Dorothy, Esplanade, Weymouth)

Tempo (Wyke Regis Working Mens Club, Portland Rd, Weymouth)

Jack Rats (Ropemakers, Bridport)

ACBBs (Crown Inn, Bridport)

Under the Carousel (Railway Tavern, Weymouth)

The Skones (Old Ship, High West St, Dorchester)

The Persuaders (Centenary Club, Jubilee Sidings, Weymouth)

Left Right and Centre (The Lugger, Chickerell, Weymouth)

Tripod (Wyke Smugglers, Portland Rd, Weymouth)

Peacock Suit (Royal Oak, Quayside, Weymouth)

Nick Sellars (Conservative Club, Dorchester Rd, Weymouth)

Darren H (Edinburgh House of Sounds, St Thomas St, Weymouth)

Highly Likely (Weymouth Working Mens Club, Mitchell St, Weymouth)

Jonathan Cotton (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund St, Weymouth)


Finn (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund St, Weymouth) 3pm.

No Fixed Abode (Royal Portland Arms, Fortuneswell, Portland) 4pm.

Tom Alford Band (Three Compasses, Charminster)

Jilly Ann (Tom Brown’s, High East St, Dorchester) 7pm.

Karen (Royal Oak, Quayside, Weymouth) 3pm.

Danny Adams (Oasis Bistro, Weymouth) 1pm.

Ansell & Gretal (King’s Arms, Portesham) 3pm.

Amy Mayes (The Crown, Bridport)

Ricky Solo (Sailor’s Return, St Nicholas St, Weymouth) From 3pm.

Jam Night (Sailor’s Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth)

Mark Stacey and friends host this regular Sunday acoustic jam session. Music from 8pm.


Open Mic Night (Old Town Hall, High West St, Weymouth) 8pm.

Sunset Café Stompers (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Leggomen (Lazy Lizard, Weymouth)

Lucy’s Ukulele Night (King’s Arms, Portesham) 8pm.


Chris Taylor (The Boot, Weymouth)


Danny Adams (Oasis Bistro, Weymouth) 7pm.

Jam with Mark (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth)

Mark Stacey hosts this regular acoustic jam session.

Wessex Folk Night (Sailors Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth) Acoustic folk, here every Wednesday.


The Four Busker Tears (Sunray Folk Club, Village Hall, Broadmayne) Big Al Whittle, Ray Mitchell, Bob Kirkpatrick and Hedley Kay entertain. £6 on the door

Singalonga Dave (Weymouth Working Mens Club, Mitchell St, Weymouth)

Powelly (Lazy Lizard, Esplanade, Weymouth)

Open Mic Night (Aura, Esplanade, Weymouth)

Open Mic Surgery (Tom Brown’s, High East St, Dorchester) All backline provided, come on down and have a play.

Steve’s Singalong (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund Street, Weymouth)

Steve hosts this session, with guests joining in.

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland)

Ukulele Sessions (Sailors Return, St Nicholas St, Weymouth) Strum on down from 8pm.


TBC (Finns, Westham Rd, Weymouth)

The Shakespearos (Royal Portland Arms, Fortuneswell, Portland)

One II One (Weymouth Working Mens Club, Mitchell St, Weymouth)

Leggomen (Spice Ship, Preston Rd, Weymouth)

The Dinnerladies (Greyhound, Sydling St Nicholas)

The Skones (Chalk and Cheese, Maiden Newton)

Ska Roadshow (Edinburgh House of Sounds, St Thomas St, Weymouth)

Leggomen (Royal Oak, Quayside, Weymouth)

Jam Night (The Lounge, Colwell Centre, Weymouth) Chance to show off your musical skills.