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Available via all download sites and streaming services from 5th August.

Final Gig of 2022!

Saturday 3rd December

Claptrap The Venue, Stourbridge


Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies

Tickets available here:

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   Upcoming Shows

Full band shows (where stated) are complimented by the virtuoso talents of


Carl Bayliss (drums)

Andrew Boswell (bass)

Brendan Moran (guitar)

Rich Payne (guitar)

Fri 14th Jan - Robin 2, Bilston                                   Solo (with John Otway & The Big Band)

Thur 24th Feb - Robin 2, Bilston                                Full band (supporting The Vapors)

Fri 25th Feb - The Night Owl, Birmingham                   Full band (supporting The Len Price 3)

Sat 19th March - Market Tavern Blue Plaque unveiling   Solo 

Fri 6th May - The Night Owl, Birmingham                    Full band (supporting Corduroy)

Sat 18th June - Claptrap, Stourbridge (Album Launch)    Full band (+ special guests, Dagger Debs)

Sat 2nd July - NAC, Wolverhampton                          Solo (Community All-Day Festival)

Fri 15th July - Paradiddles, Worcester                         Solo (+ special guest Emma Howett)       

Fri 29th July - Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge                Solo (with Danbert Nobacon)

Sat 6th Aug - Stay Loose Records, Wolverhampton        Full band In-store gig

Fri 16th September - The O2 Institute, Birmingham         Supporting Half Man Half Biscuit


Sat 17th September - Hopfest, Bewdley                       Solo


Sun 18th September - The Firefly, Worcester                 Full Band (Worcester Music Festival)

Fri 30th September - Actress & Bishop, Birmingham       Full Band (supporting Man & The Echo)


Fri 28th Oct - Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge                Solo (supporting Gaz Brookfield)

Fri 11th Nov - The Marr's Bar, Worcester                      Full Band + Skewwhiff & Emma Howett

Sat 3rd Dec - Claptrap, Stourbridge                          Full Band (supporting Pete Bentham & The                                                                         Dinner Ladies}

Fri 17th March 2023 - The Assembly, Leamington           Supporting Half Man Half Biscuit