3 Daft Monkeys (Evershot Village Hall): Marco has the details of this bash. Great name!

Chill (Maiden Newton Village Hall): Chill's eclectic set, from Bad Company to Bon Jovi, The Jam to James, is employed in aid of the Keep It Live charity.

Motel 6 (Three Horseshoes, Mill Street, Burton Bradstock): A great blues/funk quartet with two contrasting and complementary guitarists.

Tia (Verdis/Mariners, Maiden Street, Weymouth): Tia, Smudge, Phil and Ady treat you to some cracking original material and well-chosen covers.

Gothic Chicken (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): For this gig, the Chickens have threatened to 'do it in their pants', but no one seems to know whether this refers to the gig or incontinence. Either way, ew.

Monkey Wrench (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): This band is a great advert for the Creative Music course at Weymouth College, where they all met. Chilli Peppers, Kula Shaker, Foo Fighters and the like.

Red Rooster (Excise House, Hope Square, Weymouth): Blues and r&b from the C Sharp/Brahms & Liszt stable.

Live music (The Galley, Hope Street, Weymouth): As yet unspecified wonderments

Split Pea (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland): Original material and unexpected covers from this fine Portland band.

Time Out (Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland): Floyd to the blues, plus original material.

Sarah J (White Hart, Cheap Street, Sherbome): Cabaret-style pop.

Mark Stacey (The Waterloo, Grange Road, Weymouth): Music and food, hurrah! Bring a tin for the gumbo pot.

Andy Arnold (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Authentic 50s rock'n'roll, plus a nod to the 70s.

Bill Solo (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth): Audience-participation-friendly pop and rock covers from Bill.


Chicken Shack (The Tivoli, Wimborne): Stan Webb is still at the helm of this seminal British blues band. Marco has the details.

Channel 4 (Verdis/Mariners, Maiden Street, Weymouth): Motorhead to Maiden from Zac and the boys.

Far Cue (Hope & Anchor, Bridport): Full-on post-punk mayhem.

Splinter (Excise House, Weymouth): Fine, classic rock from some accomplished protagonists.

Bad Reputation (Finns, Weymouth): Whiteside, Storey, Davis and company get rocksome.

Panic Attack (Old George, Trinity Street, Dorchester): Popular (Bad Company, Dylan, The Jam) to more obscure (The Auteurs, Jesus & Mary Chain) covers from Lee, Paul, Phil and Mike.

First Men on the Sun (Ropemakers, East Street, Bridport): Van Morrison to the Isley Brothers to the Dandy Warhols, with original material in increasing amounts.

Speedway Snails (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): Iggy Pop, T Rex, Weezer, the Police and more from this intriguingly-named band.

Let Me Out (George Inn, Refome, Portland): Andy and Mark are joined by Pete on bass.

Shell Shocked (New Inn, Littlemoor): A distinct lack of information on this band, I'm afraid.

Itchy & Scratchy & Poochy (Sailor's Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth): This would have been an unplucked Gothic Chicken gig, except for the fact that they're planning to tie up Tom with stout rope and place him in the roadway as a jape.

Denver Spur (Kimberlin Club, Westcliff Community Centre, Blacknoor Road, Portland): It's country music night at the Kimberlin with one of the longest established and popular UK bands in the business; it's £4 entry tonight. M'Colleague, Mike Clarke, is playing this venue with the multi award-winning Dusty Rhodes Band - they picked up yet another Best Band award on Sunday - later this year.

Gigolo (Bridge Inn, Bridge Inn Lane, Preston, Weymouth): Rock from Weymouth's family band.

Terry O'Neill (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth): 80s and 90s covers from Terry.

Frank E Finn (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Celtic airs to rock'n'roll from Frank.

Kipper (Ma Baker's, Colwell Centre, Weymouth): From midnight to 2am, Kipper celebrates his return to Weymouth with the launch of his new CD.


Robbie McIntosh & Steve Wilson (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): I've just got back from a cracking ten-day German tour with the boy McIntosh, and now you can see him with Steve here from 1pm this very day.

Itchy & Scratchy (The Park, Weymouth): A 3pm start for the only acoustic duo in Dorset to be whittled entirely out of kebabs.

Bastardo Brothers (Hope & Anchor, Bridport): This highly-acclaimed trio commence at 3pm.

Red Rooster (George Inn, Portland): More belting blues, from 4.30pm.

Jam with Tia (Galley Bistro, Hope Square, Weymouth): Tia hosts this acoustically-orientated jam session.

Four In A Bar and friends (Three Compasses, Charminster): Sam Fowler and friends get jazzy with it from 12.30 to 3pm.

Martha's Vineyard (Three Compasses, Charminster): In the evening, another band of whom we have scant information.

Mojo (Green Shutters, Castletown, Portland): Melodic rock classics from 3pm.

Zo Schwarz & Rob Koral (Poet Laureate, Pummery Square, Poundbury, Dorchester): First-class jazz vocals and guitar from this duo, from 8pm-ish.

Gut & Steel (The Mermaid, Wakeham, Portland): Andy and Mark are your hosts at this new venue.

Julie Lewis (Punchbowl, Easton Street, Portland): Wonderful jazz vocals and piano, plus whatever else takes Julie's fancy.

Ian Sedwell (Tickled Hippy, the Esplanade, Weymouth): Acoustic originals with a soupcon of blues, some John Martyn, etc.

Andy Arnold (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Lunchtime gig.


Not a lot, not a lot...


Itchy & Scratchy (No10 Cafe Bar, East Street, Bridport): Marco and Al get weird.

Gut & Steel (King's Arms, Trinity Road, Weymouth): 60s to contemporary pop and rock covers from Andy and Mark, here every Tuesday.

Julie Lewis (The Isobar, Weymouth).


Gerry Brown's Mission Hall Jazz Band (Excise House, Weymouth): Authentic 1920s style jazz from some of the finest players in the country.

Acoustic Jam Session (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): The regular jam session here of a Wednesday night, hosted by Dave Phillips, who's known for his impressive vocal skills with Plutonic and Never Loved Elvis. Not a bad barman, either.

The Cheese Factory (Three Compasses, Charminster): Another new name to us, unrelated to Marco's Cheese. Ew...

Rob Koral & Sue Hawker (The Isobar, Weymouth): Rob is joined by his regular chanteuse partner, the wonderful Sue.

Jeffers'n'Jon (Hotel Prince Regent, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Country and also Western from Big Jon and his mate.