May 1st 2003
Peter Bruntnell / Horse Stories
Peter and band on stonking form.
June 24th 2003
Sarah Sharp, Rachael Dadd, Kate Stables, The Sense
We took a risk on a new artist and it worked really well. An all-woman show.
October 23rd 2003
Ben had been having a difficult tour and was cheered up by a warm Winchester welcome.
April 21st 2004
Such a legend and a great show but strangely few people turned up.
May 18th 2004
Charlemagne / Chris TT / Kate Stables
This was Noahjohn from Madison, Wisconsin. A sunny day for some sunny music.
May 27th 2004
Peter Bruntnell and James Walbourne
The duo enthralled a packed house.
September 16th 2004
Our biggest coup so far. Gig of the week in the Independent and our first advance sellout.
September 21st 2004
Laura Veirs and the Tortured Souls
The beginning of a love affair with Laura’s music.
February 24th 2005
Deadstring Brothers / Thee Exciters
One of the wildest nighst we have had. Edgy atmosphere.
February 27th 2005
Laura Veirs / Gina Villalobos / Black Nielson
Another advance sellout, partly thanks to Bob Harris. Not bad value for £6!
April 22nd 2005
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express / Mark Mallman
An unforgettable experience for everyone present, including the artists!
April 26th 2005
Ben Weaver Band / Harvey Bros / Joe Rathbone
A filthy Tuesday night, so not too well attended, but Ben and band were fantastic.
April 29th 2005
Sarah Sharp / Whalebone Polly
A reprise of our June 2003 show, with Sarah on even better form.
May 5th 2005
Peter Bruntnell / Stocks and Powell / Black Nielson
Arguably our best show so far. Grown men were in tears.
May 15th 2005
The Resentments / Blue Book Park
We turned the Railway into the Saxon Pub for this Austin supergroup. This was why we started sxsc in the first place, so it was a dream come true.
July 14th 2005
Richmond Fontaine / Amazing Pilots / Blue Book Park
Don’t tell anyone, but they exceeded the curfew by 35 minutes! And a big shout out to Blue Book Park, who ably supported at both these shows.
July 26th 2005
Old Crow Medicine Show
OCMS didn’t need a support act, they played for two hours – and a (yet again) packed house experienced the kind of gig that goes down in history.
August 28th 2005
Stocks and Powell / Pete Harvey / Sara Fawcitt
Our summer party – S&P were on fine form and we all galumphed home made cake. Musical help came from a massively hungover (but very funny) Pete Harvey and Sara Fawcitt, who was on top form.
September 22nd 2005
John Parish / Michael Gale / Sine Star Project
A rapt audience was entranced by three sets of intelligent and gripping music.
October 7th 2005
Deadstring Brothers / Christopher Rees
Or first meeting with the WelshWizard.
October 13th 2005
Mark Mulcahy / Last Harbour
A John Peel Day special – Last Harbour redefined the phrase ‘brooding intensity’ and the legend that is Mark Mulcahy rocked the house with Teenage Kicks.
Saturday 12th November 2005
Peter Bruntnell Band / Jim Jones / Blue Book Park
Sold Out – Bruntnell and Co were the best yet – and both Jim Jones and BBP were excellent too.
Tuesday 6th December 2005
Amy Rigby / Bob Collum / Luke Doucet
Not only were Amy and Bob great fun but, in Luke Doucet, we may have seen the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll…
Sunday 29th January 2006
Eileen Rose / Gilbert French
Nice chilled evening with Eileen and guitarist Seth Goodman, who unwittingly took a taxi all the way from Winchester train station to the Railway Inn!
Saturday 4th February 2006
Americana Triple Bill
Quality show from Steve Dawson, Bill Mallonee and our old friends the Amazing Pilots.
Tuesday 14th February 2006
Neal Casal / Danny George Wilson
Much swooning in the aisles for this Valentine’s Special.
Tuesday 28th March 2006
Mark Gardener / Paperlung
Ex-Ride vocalist, ably supported by the new band from Sice (Boo Radleys).
Friday 7th April 2006
Broken Family Band / Jon Amor
A total (very drunken)blast, way up there with our best-ever shows. And a complete advance sell-out.
Tuesday 18th April 2006
The Storys / Jason McNiff / Rosalie Deighton
A stellar line-up. The Storys were just about to set out on a support tour with Elon John!
Tuesday 25th April 2006
Deadstring Brothers / Bullycats
Neither of them let us down.
Saturday 29th April 2006
John Parish / Ox / Co-Pilgrim
JP and band were on top form again, plus both the supports were excellent. Yet another bargain triple bill.
Tuesday 30th May 2006
Mary Lee’s Corvtte / Luke Doucet / Gracie
Luke was brilliant again, Gracie were a revelation and Mary Lee brought along a great backing band called Smash Palace.
Wednesday 7th June 2006
Rachelle van Zanten / Jason McNiff / Owen Tromans
Don’t look now, but we may just have put of the first UK show by a future Canadian megastar.
Friday 15th September 2006
Stewboss / Blue Book Park
Very cool dudes were Stewboss and went down a storm.
Tuesday 3rd October 2006
Eileen Rose Band / Darren Black / Gracie
Eileen back and this time she brought her band.
Sunday 8th October 2006
Patty Hurst Shifter / Good Time Charlies
Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Shifter kicked serious butt and the Charlies were stunning.
Saturday 28th October 2006
Peter Bruntnell Band / Rachelle Van Zanten
Rachelle won many new fans and Pete sold out again.
Sunday 19th November 2006
The Resentments played for close to three hugely entertaining hours.
Wednesday 22nd November 2006
The Drams / Jon Amor
The Drams may well have been the loudest band we’ve ever had. Country with a post-hardcore edge.
Tuesday 19th December 2006
Mark Eitzel / Gracie / Blue Book Park
Mark played for an hour and it was about the most perfect set you could ever experience.
Sunday 11 February 2007
Richmond Fontaine / Endrick Brothers
So that would be quite a night then, wouldn’t it?
Tuesday 27 February 2007
Justin Rutledge / Jason McNiff / Owen Tromans
Great supports and a great headliner. Justin was über-cool and a big hit with the ladies.
Saturday 12 May 2007
Jesse Sykes / J Tillman
Another top night and almost a sell-out too. We’ll draw a veil over the antics of the fututre Fleet Foxes drummer.
Tuesday 15 May 2007
Elliott Brood / Doug Hoekstra / Co Pilgrim
A cracking night with Elliott Brood being one of the greatest trios we’ve ever witnessed.
Sunday 20 May 2007
Richmond Fontaine / Bob Frank & John Murry
Our first non Railway gig. RF were as mighty as always and Bob and Frank were indescribable. In a good way.
Tuesday 19 June 2007
A lovely evening with Stirling’s finest.
Tuesday 4 September 2007
Polly Paulusma / Gracie
We left our comfort zone and introduced the “Parisian Café Ambience” (often reprised since). An emotional and very different show.
Tuesday 18 September 2007
Redlands Palamino Company
A solid audience for the UK alt country band.
Wednesday 3 October 2007
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express / Bob Frank and John Murry
This was held at the Talking Heads and nearly featured our first murder, as John Murry attempted to strangle tour manager Jan. Exciting stuff!
Sunday 7 October 2007
Six Shooter Triple Barrel tour
This was Luke Doucet, Justin Rutledge and NQ Arbuckle from Canada. A fantastic night, only marred by the inexplicably small turnout.
Sunday 11 November 2007
Peter Bruntnell and the Murder of Crows / Ox
The debut of Peter’s fabulous new psychedelic trio.
Thursday 17 January 2008
Kill Henry Sugar / Tali Trow and the Wellbeing
Joan Baez’s backing band! They were fantastic and very different, and ably supported by Tali, the pride of the Isle of Wight.
Thursday 7 February 2008
Dead Rock West / Stewboss
A truly rocking night from California.
Saturday 9 February 2008
Kathleen Haskard / The Family
Our opportunity to meet a great young country band from Southampton – who’d have thought it? There was a generation gap at this show, but somehow it worked.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Deadstring Brothers / The Family
Quick return from the Family.
Thursday 17 April 2008
Centro-Matic / South San Gabriel
The two best bands in Texas on the same bill. The reason sxsc was set up and not disappointing in any way at all.
Tuesday 22 April 2008
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express / Willy Vlautin and Paul Brainard
All our dreams come true!
Sunday 11 May 2008
Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher / Blue Book Park
July 9th 2008
Winchester Discovery Centre – A really nice new venue, who’d have thought it?
August 1st 2008
Ian McLagan and the Bump Band, Peter Bruntnell
Words can hardly convey the joy of this evening.
September 2nd 2008
The Autumn Defense / Plush
These Wilco members were rather upstaged by the extraordinary support.
September 16th 2008
American Music Club, Peter Bruntnell
We had emails from people saying this was the greatest night of their lives, and who could disagree?
October 22th 2008
Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland
A marriage made in heaven. Why aren’t these two huge?
October 25th 2008
Quite a wild night.
October 2nd 2008
Brilliant Toronto road warriors. We’ve never seen a band sweat so much.
November 7th 2008
Peter Bruntnell, Jeb Loy Nichols, Michael Weston King
This one was hysterically funny for all the wrong reasons.
January 8th 2009
Ben Weaver / Jane Bartholomew
Ben on good form.
February 29th 2009
March 10th 2009
Peter Bruntell Band, Emily Barker
Packed and groovy.
April 11th 2009
Kill Henry Sugar / Ryan O’Reilly
Native New Yorkers.
May 12th 2009
Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland
Celebrating Melissa’s album release.
July 28 2009
Some of the most impressive guitar playing we’ve seen.
September 6 2009
SXSC House Band
An experiment – and it worked.
September 29 2009
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express / Franz Nicolay
Rammed to the gills.
October 6 2009
Mark Eitzel (at the Tower)
In lounge lizard mode with Marc Capelle on grand piano.
November 22 2009
Not our usual stye but a stormer nonetheless.
February 13 2010
The nearest we could get to the Long Ryders.
February 27 2010
The famous “double show” where they did a matinée and an evening show – both sold out.
April 18 2010
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles
We’d scarcely heard of her but the show was fantastic.
May 5 2010
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Loud and proud.
Rachelle van Zanten
Big in Winchester!
July 18 2010
Giant Sand (at the Tower)
Another ambition achieved.
August 8 2010
Oliver’s favourite band from Austin. Not necessarily to the taste of all our audience!
August 18 2010
A massive sell-out and super-intense.
September 5 2010
Danny and the Champions of the World
Chris T-T’s Hoodrats
Festival Number two!
September 24 2010
Justin Rutledge / Amelia Curran
Lovely evening but sadly under-supported.
October 2 2010
Winchester debut for respected country artist.
October 19 2010
Luke visits with a band.
November 29 2010
Even cooler than the last time.
December 12 2010
Stephanie Finch / Kelley Stoltz
Started the gig dry and at the end, there were ten inches of snow – magical.
February 3 2011
Dolly Varden / Dolorean
Nice to have Dolly Varden for the first time and a real thrill to add Dolorean to the bill at the last moment.
March 3 2011
Dead Rock West
Storming set but most of the rest of their tour was blighted by illness – they assure us our chili wasn’t to blame.
March 30 2011
Peter Bruntnell Band
Even more wild and wonderful than ever, with Pete and James Walbourne on fire.
April 11 2011
Simone in the Attic = three standing ovations.
April 17 2011
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter / Richard Warren
One of our most intense and moving shows ever.
May 20 2011
Hurray For The Riff Raff
That happy coincidence of booking a cool act when they are still affordable.
July 20 2011
Willy Vlautin and Dan Eccles
“Acoustic Richmond Fontaine” storm the Attic.
August 8 2011
Beautiful evening from the master.
September 7 2011
Sam charmed the audience and so did support KC McKanzie.
September 18 2011
SXSC Festival 2011 with Richmond Fontaine and many others
October 9 2011
israel Nash Gripka
October 15 2011
An honour to have a legend playing our little venue.
October 23 2011
A lot less wild (thank goodness) than the legendary Broken Family Band gig, but great!
November 6 2011
Super evening with one of our favourite artists. His first UK show for 8 years.
November 8 2011
Eilen Jewell Band
A welcome return.
January 31 2012
Whitehorse / Small Town Jones
Luke and Melissa’s new incarnation plus our friend Jim Jones.
February 14 2012
Danny and the Champions Of The World
A rockin’ Valentines night.
February 18 2012
The Deep Dark Woods
An inspiration. First-ever UK show by an incredible band.
February 22 2012
Lucky Strikes / Ox
Southend’s finest plus a welcome return from Canada’s OX.
March 7 2012
Peter Bruntnell Band / The Caves
A storming evening of course.
April 6 2012
Simone Felice Group / Simi Stone
A rapt, sold-out audience experienced songs from the maestro’s new album..
April 8 2012
Impromptu performance in the Swiss Cottage.
April 14 2012
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express / Small Town Jones
Two sold-out shows in one day. Mind boggling on many levels!
May 1 2012
Richmond Fontaine Duo / Richard Buckner / Peter Bruntnell
All our dreams come true!
July 1 2012
Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys / Amy Speace
A rockin’ triumph!
September 9 2012
The third annual sxsc Festival
We pulled it off, just.
September 20 2012
Malcolm Holcombe / Neil Halstead
September 30 2012
The spirit of Ronnie Wood.
October 5 2012
Tom Paley at the Discovery Centre
A departure, and a successful one.
October 16 2012
Texan poet on top form.
October 24 2012
The Mastersons plus Hymn For Her
Masterful performance and a great support act too.
November 4 2012
Amazing guitar wizardry.
November 11 2012
Small Town Jones
We love Jim.
November 25 2012