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The Refectory (Leeds University)

(+) Attracts relatively big-name bands, convenient location (-) Terrible venue, no air-con, poor facilities, ill equipped. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2004)

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Riffs Bar, Greatfield, Swindon

(On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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1 Review

The Band Room Venue, North Yorkshire

(+) Amazing location, superb bands/artists who play for longer/talk to the audience for longer (-) No public transport, limited parking on site, no food or drink (but bring your own) (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2010)

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Cafe Mamba

(+) cheap entry and drinks (-) too many to name (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Garage - Highbury

(+) Close to the Underground, easy parking. (-) Over-zealous security, no disabled access upstairs. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2003)

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The Beehive, Swindon

(+) friendly and compact pub/venue (-) a bit too small (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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1 Review

Princess Charlotte (Leicester)

(+) Close to band, good sound, some up and coming acts. (-) Sound desk in the middle of the room!! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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The Thekla

(+) Very original setting . (-) Fairly expensive . (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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UK Venues - The Red Lion (High Wycombe)

The Red Lion (High Wycombe)

(+) Supporting local live bands and providing good entertainment (-) limited parking space, no in house sound system (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Hammersmith Apollo

(+) Great atmosphere (-) Not much in the way of food refreshment (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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1 Review
UK Venues - Union Chapel

Union Chapel

(+) Novelty factor of seeing a gig in a church, aesthetically pleasant main hall, hippy atmosphere in the second hall. (-) Very cold and the seats aren't comfortable, and you can't just 'pop' to the loo or bar between songs because you'll get lost. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Sloanes

(+) Cheap entry . Good food . (-) Expensive to eat and drink . (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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1 Review

London Arena

(+) Great Bands (-) Impersonal,poor sound (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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1 Review
UK Venues - The Grey Horse

The Grey Horse

(+) Great Music, Atmosphere and Drinks (-) None that I can think of....parking maybe? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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1 Review

The Late Room Manchester

(+) Small intimate venue (-) Small amount of tickets (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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1 Review
UK Venues - Birmingham Academy

Birmingham Academy

(+) good sound, good size of venue (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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3 reviews

Volks West Wales

(On Ciao since: 10/2008)

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Manchester Gay Fest

(On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Yorkshire House (Lancaster)

(On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Barbican Centre

(On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Why, why must Refectory be Leeds' biggest venue?!

Advantages: Attracts relatively big-name bands, convenient location
Disadvantages: Terrible venue, no air-con, poor facilities, ill equipped.

...INTRODUCTION - I've been a fan of live rock music for some years now but living in Leeds have nearly always been forced to travel to Manchester to see bigger name bands simply because of the lack of a venue big enough to attract them. Now Leeds has som ...

tomhughes 14.06.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Review of The Refectory (Leeds University)

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Welcome to the music club.

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...Its difficult to know whether to describe Riffs Bar as a pub that provides great music, or a venue with all the qualities of an English pub. The Bar, formally the Butchers Arms, sits on the side of the road in the village of Greatfield and with its white ...

steerpyke 09.10.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Riffs Bar, Greatfield, Swindon

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One of the smallest but best gig venues in the UK

Advantages: Amazing location, superb bands/artists who play for longer/talk to the audience for longer
Disadvantages: No public transport, limited parking on site, no food or drink (but bring your own)

...those absolutely amazing but almost "word of mouth" gig venues you hear about I have to nail my colours to the mast before going any further - I'm not a fan of huge stadium or auditorium venues when it comes to gigs and concerts - I feel the ...

graeme10 30.01.2010 ˇ Read full review
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Review of The Band Room Venue, North Yorkshire

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Cheesey pop tunes

Advantages: cheap entry and drinks
Disadvantages: too many to name

...been fooled into thinking that Cafe Mamba in Taunton , Somerset is in some way linked to the one in Ibiza , it is not . The only thing the two places have in common is the name . There are however a lot of differences , to start with ...

danielsnook 20.02.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Alternative Venue

Advantages: Vaule for money, friendly, central location
Disadvantages: Small capacity - approx 250

Cafe Mamba is a breath of fresh air amongst an array of cheesy expensive venues in Taunton, Somerset. The venue for those who appreciate a diverse range of music! Atmosphere: The general atmosphere amongst goers is very laid back and everyone is ...

Kat_Lov 08.01.2004 ˇ Read full review
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