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Friday 1st March

SOAAR presents


Nick Harper – Tempus Fugitive

“Betjemen with a guitar” – Guitarist Magazine “Acoustic Hendrix!” – Guitar Magazine

Acclaimed guitarist-singer-songwriter Nick Harper plays from his latest album ‘Tempus Fugitive’ and extensive back catalogue. This is not a normal ‘one man and guitar’ show. In a new, uniquely styled, acoustically driven album and live show, Nick explores the past, present and future in his own singular way. Expect everything from the emotional to the political, from witty to virtuosic; the singular to the universal.

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Saturday 2nd March

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter

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Sunday 3rd March

Funny Beeseness presents

Eddy Brimson:
Life Coaching for ****holes




Watch the promo video here:

Hi, I'm Eddy Brimson. That's right, I coach life. To losers. Like you. And I do that by cutting through the bulls**t.

They say "There's no 'i' in team"...

But what does that even mean? That's just basic spelling. Let me help you discover your unique individuality, so that you can become exactly the same as me. Oh f*cking yeah.

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Sunday 3rd March

Funny Beeseness presents

Lou Conran


Award-winning comedian Lou Conran embarks on her first mini tour around the UK. 

Comedy is a serious business these days, and you absolutely won’t find that here. 

With a mind that ricochets more than a drunk at a wedding, this show is full of stories, and silliness, most of it planned, some of it …well, who knows? 

Described as “masterful at owning a room” she skilfully weaves her naturally funny ways into a fabulous show. 

Her usual waffles can be heard on her podcasts “How’s Your Week Been?” and “Spit or Swallow”. 

She’s a regular tour support for Sarah Millican and host of BBC R4 Extra’s Comedy Club and a regular guest on Times Radio. 

With support from the G.C both mentally and physically this show proves certain to be a joyous (not for the faint hearted) occasion.


Thursday 7th March

SOAAR presents


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Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance. It offers an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.


Friday 8th March

Katie Fitzgeralds presents

Fred Zeppelin


30th Anniversary Tour

The story so far:


In 2023 Fred Zeppelin have reached 30 years together. Well, to be precise, Steve Black (that's me on drums) formed the band 30 years ago with three mates. Our original singer Rob Bloomer left after 2 years so Steven Gale replaced him, and approx 11 years ago our bassist Kevin Brown, & guitarist Keith Jenkins also left the band.  We really thought that would be the end but we got very lucky and found the dynamic duo of Mark Cresswell on bass and Elliot Gavin on guitar. We're a bit like Trigger from'Only Fools & Horses' talking about his broom (that's if you are old enough to remember!). Anyway, we think 30 years is an achievement that we're all proud of.


30 Years Gone....

During their time together the band are honoured that Led Zeppelin’s front-man, Robert Plant, has attended  three of their gigs and John Bonham’s son, Jason, even jammed with them on stage. It must surely also be  the best recommendation any band could receive and assure Led Zeppelin fans apprehensive about seeing The Fredz.


Saturday 9th March

SOAAR presents


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Songs of Anger and Redemption are delighted to welcome OTWAY back to Katie Fitzgerald's in Stourbridge, West Midlands on Saturday 9th March 2024.
Just months after performing his 5,000th gig to an adoring Shepherd’s Bush Empire crowd, unique singer songwriter John Otway has been awarded an Honorary PhD in Music by Oxford Brookes University.
Otway, best known to many for his first hit ‘Cor Baby That’s Really Free’ said ‘I’m really thrilled to be awarded this totally unexpected honour, especially as I failed all my A levels as I decided to concentrate on preparing for my burgeoning career as a rock star. To get this from Oxford Brookes 50 years later shows I did the right thing. And I did have some further education in Oxford in the 1970s - my learning was at a pub in St Clements, The Oranges and Lemons performing my embryonic act there over 50 times in 12 months. In that short time I went from playing to 20 people in the pub to having a hit record. I haven’t done a sensible days work since! Now this doctorate puts me on the same level as other celebrity Doctors such as Brian Cox, Angela Merkel, Brian May, Kermit the Frog and Geri Halliwell.’   see more......

Sunday 10th March

SOAAR presents

( Terravision) 

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Thursday 14th March

Rosetta's Spoken Word 

An evening of open stage around creative writing/acting/standup presented by Jade Scotford and Laura Liptrott

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Friday 15th March

SOAAR presents


SoAaR are delighted to welcome JollyRoger back to Katie Fitzgerald’s in Stourbridge for an evening of Cornish Folk Punk.


If you were at their show in Autumn 23 you know what to expect: If you weren't, don't miss out this time.


We are also delighted to welcome FMI CLATTERS who will be once again taking to the Katie's stage

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Saturday 16th March

Katie Fitzgeralds presents


Midlands based band Quill are delighted to be celebrating 50 years in the music business!

It’s been quite a journey and their show will feature favourite songs they have played from 1973 to the present day. It will be a fantastic trip down memory lane for all the longstanding wonderful fans Quill have built up over the years - and for anyone who enjoys classic songs played and performed by great musicians.


So, get ready for a fabulous night of music featuring the legendary Bev Bevan. In 2017 Bev was inducted into The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, having notched up 50 million + album sales with a music career that spans 60 years, performing with The Move, E.L.O and Black Sabbath. During the show Quill will pay homage to Bev’s illustrious career, giving the Quill sound to memorable tunes, Blackberry Way, Flowers in The Rain, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down to name a few.


Some amazing talent has come from the Midlands music scene The Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, Denny Laine, Robert Plant, Slade, Steve Winwood, The Fortunes, The Move and E.L.O to mention a few, Quill are currently recording an album, tentatively titled Midland Beat, to be released alongside the tour. Some of these tracks will be played by Quill on the night to pay tribute to these talented Midlands musicians.


It's not easy to sum up Quill in a few words, but when you draw on deep diverse musical sources, and when long lifetimes of experience inform your stage craft and presentation, wonderfully interesting things can and do happen.

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Sunday 17th March

Katie Fitzgeralds presents

St Pats party with 

Sunday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day at Katie’s We are really looking forward to bringing you the best in Irish live music with the wonderful ‘Damn The Weather’ along with Irish dancers from the Katie Collins School of Irish Dancing. There will be drinking, dancing, singing and a chance to have a bit of ‘the luck of the Irish’ rub off on you too at our St. Patrick’s Day Party. Doors are at 4.00 p.m. and we will be starting at 5.00 p.m. The entrance to Katie’s Secret Garden is on Mamble Road and we ask you to arrive before 5.00 as this gate will then be closed as we all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together. It’s going to be a great day of celebrating all things Irish so get your tickets quickly. Tickets are only £7.50 in advance and available Sláinte .

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Thursday 21st March

Katie Fitzgeralds presents

Lights Out Live 

Friday 22nd March

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter


“Jo Enright is one of the most naturally gifted comic talents I’ve ever seen. I’d put her in the same league as Julie Walters.” Peter Kay

Brummie actress and comedian whose TV credits include Phoenix Nights, I'm Alan Partridge, Afterlife and as Angela in three series of ITV's The Job Lot.

Her comedy awards include the 2002 Chortle Award for ‘The Best Female Circuit Comic’ and the 2001 ‘Best Female on the Jongleurs Comedy Circuit’ award.


Jon has become a regular face on the circuit, performing at prestigious clubs such as The Glee, The Boat Show, Up The Creek, Last Laugh and Laughterhouse.

Jon has also provided tour support for Darren Harriott on his UK 2018/2019 tour and Lucy Porter on her UK 2017 tour


Born in North London, to Iraqi parents, Hasan Al-Habib moved to Bromsgrove aged three, and went to school in central Birmingham.

He won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award in 2023 and has also been a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Award and the OnlyFans Comedy Creative Fund.


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Saturday 23rd March

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter


Described as "the best observational comedian of his generation" (The Guardian), this Edinburgh Award nominee’s last UK tour show After This One, I’m Going Home ended with standing ovations around the country.

Seann has starred in Netflix’s Flinch, Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the London Palladium, Celebrity Juice, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Virtually Famous, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Chatty Man and Stand Up Central.

Seann can also be heard on his regular podcast What’s Upset You Now? alongside co-host Paul McCaffrey, which sees them both moan for exactly 15 minutes about the things that infuriate everyone.


Born and raised in Belfast to a Malaysian father and Irish mother, Peter is a comedian with hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales of growing up in Northern Ireland.

Since he started performing stand up, he has reached the semi-finals of the Laughing Horse New Act Competition and won the London Comedy Store’s King Gong Competition, cementing himself as a must-see act on the circuit.


Hailing from Newcastle, Louise Young has quickly become one of the brightest new names on the comedy circuit and has supported the likes of Jason Manford and Alan Carr on their nationwide UK and Ireland tours. 

In 2020, she was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.


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Sunday 24th March

Funny Beeseness presents

Fitz of laughter

Podcast hero Jamie Hutchinson is one of the brightest sparks on the UK circuit. But from the outside looking in, some would say his life is pathetic. But is it? Is it? 

Join him as he works through about an hour of chaos and decide for yourselves.

"His life is pathetic and it's so funny" Adam Rowe

"Absolutely useless" Seann Walsh

"Its hard to believe that he exists" Alfie Brown

"One of the most marvelous f**k ups, I've ever met" Dan Nightingale

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Friday 29th March

SOAAR presents


Glastonbury based Nick Parker started gigging in his early teens playing mandolin and singing in folk/rock/skiffle band ‘Why?’, and spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues and festivals around the UK and Europe. In 1998 Nick called it a day with Why? and started guitar band ‘Tobermory’. After various false starts, a few flirtations with industry ‘big’ boys and a few tours in Germany, Tobermory played their last gig in 2004.
In 2010 Nick embarked on a solo career and has since released four full-length albums, 2010’s ‘The King of False Alarms’, 2014’s ‘Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird’, 2017’s ‘Besta Venya’, (tracks from which have been played on various BBC6Music shows) and 2020’s Make Siddowda – Live from Worcester.
Over the years Nick has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Wedding Present, Bright Eyes, Frank Turner and Mike Peters among others, and has recently provided tour support for Levellers, Ginger Wildheart & the Sinners, and Skinny Lister.

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