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Live Music at Dive Bar

Live Music

Dive Bar is aiming to address the scarcity of live music in the Ashley Cross area so every Thursday night we’ll be hosting some local and national artists playing live into the night. There’ll be rock, blues, country, folk and every hybrid in between, so grab a table, order some food and drinks and enjoy! 

Coming up at Dive Bar

Fri 29th AprilDirty DC
Ticket Only Launch Night
Thurs 5th MayAaron O'shea
Thurs 12th MayTreacle Jackson
Thurs 19th MayJordan Watts
Thurs 26th MayIsobel Thatcher
Thurs 2nd JuneAaron O'shea
Thurs 9th JuneHound Dogs for Hire
Thurs 16th JuneMother Ukers
Thurs 23rd JuneTreacle Jackson
Thurs June 30thCarley Varley

Dirty DC

Friday April 29 – 19:30

Kicking off Dive Bar’s Launch Night on Friday April 29th are Dirty DC, the UK’s best AC/DC tribute band. Bringing the most authentic live AC/DC experience in the world, Dirty/DC have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998 and have developed a lineup and stage show that has made their reputation seriously strong amongst AC/DC fans.

Every visual detail has been fine tuned from the wall of Marshalls to Angus’s footwear, but most importantly the music delivery and stage show has an impact regularly described as ‘Awesome’! Dirty/DC give real value for money with a full two hour+ show with all the AC/DC favourites from both Bon and Brian eras. So, if you love AC/DC and really want to rock, roll up to Dive Bar on April 29th.

Unlike most of our other live gigs, this is a ticket-only event. Tickets can be purchased our Eventbrite page. 

Dirty DC at Dive Bar
Aaron O'Shea for Hire at Dive Bar

Aaron O’shea

Thursday May 5th – 19:30
Thursday June 2nd – 19:30

Aaron O’shea has been around on the live scene for over ten years as the guitarist in multiple local bands and is now embarked on a solo career. In the short time before Covid kicked in Aaron started to turn heads and regularly getting booked along with radio play and interviews across the world. Now venues are opening back, Aaron has become high in demand again and sounding better than ever. Aaron’s influences come from a vast range of genres so expect some high energy rock classics from the likes of Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Queen, ZZ Top, Huey Lewis and The News plus many more.

Treacle Jackson

Thursday May 12th – 19:30
Thursday June 23rd – 19:30

Treacle Jackson a singer-songwriter from here in the deep South of England. His deep, soulful blues, gravelly vocal tones and rolling licks on ‘Black Treacle’ (his guitar) make for a perfect night of blues and rock covers and originals.

Aaron O'Shea for Hire at Dive Bar
Jordan Watts for Hire at Dive Bar

Jordan Watts

Thursday May 19th – 19:30

Formerly with glam rock band 27 Days, Jordan Watts is a highly accomplished singer and guitarist from Bournemouth. He’s been on the local live circuit for a number of years now and he brings his own rockin’ style to the Dive Bar for the night. With influences ranging from Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, the Darkness and Prince, you can be sure to be in for an evening of gutsy, dirty and authentic metal. 


Isobel Thatcher

Thursday May 26th – 19:30

Isobel Thatcher is an award winning singer-songwriter in London UK who’s style is heavily influenced by the Blues scene that Isobel grew up with, as well as Wistful Americana and Country. Her style has been described as ‘…a plethora of blues influences as well as a good sprinkling of country styles with Isobel’s fine vocals being the proverbial cherry on the cake…’

Isobel’s self-penned songs have given her a wide range of success singing all over the UK and internationally and she released her debut EP in 2013, recorded with Curved Air legend, Michael Wedgwood at his studios in Denmark. She has subsequently released several EPs and has been featured on radio stations such as Blues & Roots Radio, Country Hits UK, BBC Wiltshire and many more.


Isobel Thatcher for Hire at Dive Bar
Hound Dogs for Hire at Dive Bar

Hound Dogs for Hire

Thursday June 9th – 19:30

If you need to fill your soul with some sweet yet filthy blues you can call on Hound Dogs for Hire, a salty band from Bournemouth. Available as a duo or up to a five-piece full band, HDFH have an ever-rotating entourage of like-minded musicians playing both full-on and downtempo blues and rock.

Carley Farley

Thursday June 30th – 19:30

Based in Bournemouth, Carley is a versatile and talented singer-songwriter and musician who is fast becoming one of the most exciting breakthrough artists in the South. Mixing pop with edgier indie elements, her catchy songs and lyrics speak directly to her audience, with influences including Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne and Hayley Williams.

In 2016 she was spotted busking in the small seaside town of Lymington and was soon catapulted on to the stages at The Ritz and The Waldorf in London. Carley and her guitar have been regulars on the Dorset and Hampshire music scene ever since. She released her first EP, Captured Memories, in 2019 with her 2020 follow-up, Since You Left now having over 30,000 streams on Spotify. Carley will be releasing two acoustic versions of her songs ‘Shore’ and ‘Going Under’ this summer on Spotify and Youtube.

“Carley is up there with the best. She has a stunning voice and combines this beautifully with her exceptionally good guitar skills.” – Rock Generation, Gig Review 

Carley Varley at Dive Bar
Mother Ukers at Dive Bar Poole

Mother Ukers

Thursday June 16th – 19:30

The Mother Ukers are a three-piece ukulele band performing covers and original material for your pleasure. Using ukuleles of all shapes and sizes, the Mother Ukers take you on a musical journey through time and space. Mixing up sounds captured in the minds of mortals from over a hundred years to create their unique ‘Ukular Fusion’. With songs & flavours of modern pop, punk, classic rock, the swinging 60s and the fabulous 50s blended together with the sound and rhythms of the roaring 20s and seasoned with a touch of the blues in a swamp grass melody. The Mother Ukers unleash the power of their humble little four string ukes and guarantee to tickle your ears, kiss your soul & get them feet a tapping!