YOU’D have thought that after perhaps the most TITANIC bank holiday weekend since the last one, you’d be home putting your feet up with a cup of tea, a packet of Hobnobs and Rachel Riley on Countdown.

No such luck, as the relentless world of rock’n’roll grinds on, er, relentlessly.

And once again, there’s another night of high quality metal tomorrow night, Saturday, May 12, at Finns in Weymouth.

Headlining are local progressive death metal legends Anakim and it’ll be their last hometown show with vocalist and guttural grunter-in-chief Geoff Bradley.

As you can see from their picture on this page, they’re not the sort of guys you want to mess with, so make sure you give him a good send-off or they’ll be round.

They know where you live…

Also on the bill are London-based hardcore nutjobs This is Endless and they’ll be joined at Finns by Human Mycosis, who are one of the leading lights of the Cornish death metal scene.

Who knew there was such a thing?

Well, Jethro, for one, presumably…

Anyways, it’s £3 on the door from 7.30pm for this Realm of Wrongness promotion so get there early for a good spot in the mosh pit, moshers.

And let’s hope this fine spell of sunshine continues for two outdoor events this weekend.

The Weldmar Colour Run on Saturday, May 12 and Weldmar Bubble Rush on the Sunday, May 13, are two hugely popular events which bring in thousands of pounds for the fantastic south Dorset charity which provides end of life care for terminally-ill people and support for their families.

And there’s a terrific line up of live music at both events which take place in Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth.

On Saturday, The Speedway Snails and their fabulous inflatable guitars get the party started from midday, followed by Freezer from 1.30pm, before they head off sharpish to get first dibs on the backstage buffet, with Danny Adams taking the stage from 3pm.

And there’s an another tip-top line-up on Sunday to entertain the hundreds of punters at the Bubble Rush with Danny Adams returning to get it all going from midday, followed by Galaxy Thief at 1.30 and super acoustic duo The Secrets from 3pm.

And finally, here’s a heads up for the seventh Spenstock gig which takes place at Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room on Friday, June 1.

The event has been running since 2011 and has raised thousands of pounds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and is in memory of drummer Spencer Bates who lost his battle with this dreadful illness back in 2011.

As ever, a number of top bands and artists are giving their time and talent to help, with Tripod, C Sharp Blues Band, Hot Bacon and Chloe, Tom and Jack on the Box all playing.

Tickets are £10 from the Pavilion box office on 01305 783225.

Till next time…



The Drifters (Weymouth Pavilion)

Crystal Ship, Dishley Grange, The Katz (Centenary Club, Weymouth)

Mad Hatters (Finns, Weymouth)

Stereoironics (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

Rich Baxter (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Nick Sellars (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Darren H (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Speedway Snails (Park, Weymouth)

Billy Solo (Wellington, Weymouth)

Discovered (Tom Browns, Dorchester) Weymouth College music students showcase.

Compass (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

Andy Grant Trio (Royal Portland Arms, Portland)

V8 Hearts (Lugger, Chickerell, Weymouth)

Mutter Slater Band (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Karen Kay (Black Dog, Weymouth)

Sprex Mafia (Star, Portland) DnD (Duke of Albany, Weymouth)

Georgie Broad (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth)


Speedway Snails, Freezer, Danny Adams (Weldmar Colour Run, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth) From 11am.

Anakim, This Is Endless, Human Mycosis (Finns, Weymouth)

Fluke (Sailors Return, Weymouth)

Compass (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

No Fixed Abode (Horse and Groom, Wareham)

The Newbeats (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Woodchuck (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Sarah Samways (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Freezer (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

New Era (Wyke Regis Working Mens Club, Weymouth)

Jurassic Black (Park, Weymouth)

Strings and Reeds (Conservative Club, Weymouth)

Elijah Wolf, The Crack (Tom Browns, Dorchester) From 7.30pm.

Mad Hatters (Market House, Weymouth)

Vanilla Radio (Portland Social Club)

Skinful (George, Portland) Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral (No 10, Bridport) 12-2pm.

Dale Fender Band (Centenary Club, Weymouth)

Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Diane (Bridge Inn, Preston, Weymouth)

Sheryl Lee (Black Dog, Weymouth)

Operatic Sean (Duke of Albany, Weymouth)

Total Madness (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth)

Tripod (Crown Inn, Bridport)


Danny Adams, Galaxy Thieves, the Secrets (Weldmar Bubble Rush, Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth) from 11am.

Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth) 3pm, followed by

Darren H (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth) 8.30pm.

Dolmen Acoustic (Park, Weymouth) 5pm.

Identikit (King’s Arms, Weymouth) 6pm.

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

Sprex Mafia (Royal Portland Arms, Portland)

Big Al Whittle (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Mark Davis (Black Dog, Weymouth)

Scots Dan’s Open Mic (Duke of Albany, Weymouth) 6pm.

Dave Phillips (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth) 3pm

Babylon and On (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth) 6pm.

Julie Lewis Jazz Session (Belvedere, Weymouth) 4-7pm.

Stress (Bull’s Head, Dorchester)) 5pm.

Jamie Parker (Vinny@6 Dorchester)) 4pm.


Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Acoustic session (Belvedere, Weymouth)


Ricky Solo (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Phil Dewhurst (Boot, Weymouth)


Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Wessex Folk Night (Sailors Return, Weymouth)

Open Mic Night (Royal Exchange, Portland)

Open Mic Night (Rock, Weymouth)


Roger’s Singalong (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Ricky Solo (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Julie Lewis Jazz Jam (Park, Weymouth)

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, Portland)

Ukulele Sessions (Sailors Return, Weymouth)


The Shakespearos (Finns, Weymouth)

Peacock Suit (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

Innocent Bystander (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Mike Walker (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Darren H (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Jolly Boys Outing (Park, Weymouth)

Grand Reunion (Pilgrims House, Hope Square, Weymouth)

Average Wyke Band (Royal Exchange, Portland)

Rob Davis (Market House, Weymouth)

Skinful (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

Billy Solo (Wellington, Weymouth)

Lucky Ol’ Sun (Royal Portland Arms, Portland)

Mark Davis (Lugger, Chickerell, Weymouth)