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18/11/17 - Tickets for the Christmas gig have sold out I'm afraid.

08/11/17 - Tickets for the Christmas gig will be available from the Traidlinks shop in Wirksworth (only) from 9am on Saturday 18th November. Limited to four tickets per person and when they're gone they're gone.

18/10/17 - The next public gigs are T'Owd Man Rocks Again, a benefit for the Wirksworth Hertage Centre on 11th November and the usual Christmassy affair on Saturday 16th December both at Wirksworth Town Hall. Tickets for the former are now available at Traidlinks in Wirksworth. Watch the space just above here for details about the latter.


OLD NEWS !


08/07/17 - The special 10 year anniversary of MOTM is on Friday and Saturday 14/15 July 2017. We're playing on the Saturday night. Tickets are available via www.music-on-the-meadows.co.uk

07/02/17 - the next public gigs are the Duffield Carnival on 24th June 2017 and Music on the Meadows in Cromford in July. More details to follow.

15/11/16 - Tickets for the Christmas gig are now SOLD OUT.

14/11/16 - Tickets for the Christmas gig are now available from the Traidlinks shop in Wirksworth priced £10.

28/10/16 - The next gig is at Matlock Town FC on Saturday 26 November, see the poster for more info. Tickets for our Christmas gig will also be available soon, watch this space.

25/09/16 - Thanks to all of you who came to the charity fundraiser at the PAV last night and to FRANK for doing the support slot. The next public gig may well be the annual mid-winter affair! More details soon.

17/11/13 - Last night saw Mr.Rat's last gig with the band after 12 glorious years. Thanks Rat, enjoy the lager and we have your number in case we ever need a dep!

14/07/13 - MOTM 2013 was Jon Peace's last gig as TWBB's sound man (sic). Thanks Jon, enjoy your retirement.

13/08/16 - The next public gig is a fundraiser in support of Chernobyl Children's Lifeline. Tickets are available now from 'We Got Tickets', by email from vicechair.bonsall@ccll.org.uk or by calling 01629-824512. You might even be able to get them on the door on the night but I wouldn't bank on it!

21/05/16 - On the 11th June we're playing at the Hemlock Happening, a freebie event over in Nottingham somewhere - google it!

11/03/16 - On the 18th June we're playing the 'Midsummer Green Ball' at the ECO Centre in Wirksworth. The theme is recycled and green and advance tickets are already available by getting in touch on 01629-533038 or ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk Further details will be available soon.

12/02/16 - The next public gig is the Mayors Charity Gig on Saturday 23 April at Wirksworth Town Hall - details to follow soon.

31/12/15 - TONIGHT: New Year's Eve Wam Bam Bang @ The Fishpond, Matlock Bath. Tickets £5 available from the venue/on the door.

27/11/15 - Tickets for the Christmas gig are sold out. If you didn't manage to get one, why not come along to the "New Year's Eve Wam Bam Bang @ The Fishpond" in Matlock Bath instead!? Tickets available from the venue.

22/11/15 - Tickets for the Christmas gig are almost sold out after just one day on sale. If you want one, get down to Traidlinks ASAP.

18/11/15 - Tickets for the Christmas gig on 19th December will be available from the Traidlinks shop in Wirksworth from Saturday 21st November priced £10.

06/10/15 - The next public gig is on Saturday 21 November at Matlock Town Football Club. Tickets are available from the club shop, from Matlock Film Copying and Printing Ltd, Steep Turnpike and from Tom Wright on 07850-065968 priced £8/£6.

16/09/15 - The next public gig is a freebie in Stoney Wood, Wirksworth @ 5pm on Sunday 20th September. Then we're doing a charity fundraiser for cancer research at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday 3rd October - tickets are available from the Trailinks shop on Wirksworth Market Place.

01/07/15 - The next public gigs are: TheEyesHaveIt Festival in Duffield on Friday 10 July, Music on the Meadows in Cromford on Saturday 18 July and The Last Night of the Wirksworth Festival on Sunday 20 September. Further details to follow soon ...........

13/05/15 - get yourself down to Stoney Wood in Wirksworth for a day of music and other stuff on Sunday 7th June organised by the local twinning committee. I think we're on sometime in the evening?!

18/03/15 - the gig in Wirksworth on Saturday is a fundraiser for the Derby County Community Trust. Each year volunteers carry out work at three schools in one of the poorest suburbs of Nakura in Kenya. This includes new construction work, health education and the provision of food and accommodation for orphans who would otherwise be living on the street. The trust also supports activities designed to help disadvantaged children and adults throughout Derbyshire. For details of tickets please see below ........

18/02/15 - the next gig is at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday 21st March. Tickets priced £10 are available now from the Traidlinks shop in Wirksworth or directly from grahamrees47@hotmail.com. Proceeds will go to The Derby County Community Trust Kenya Schools Project.

01/02/15 - the next gig is a pre-Valentine's night affair at Matlock Football Club on Friday 13th February. Tickets are available from the venue.

23/11/14 - tickets for the Christmas gig are all sold out, sorry.

30/10/14 - the Christmas gig 2014 is confirmed for Saturday 20 December at Wirksworth Town Hall. Tickets are available priced £10 from Friday 31 October 2014 at Traidlinks on Wirksworth Market Place. Support will be from the fabulous 'Big City Swell' just back from a summer season in Greece.



25/06/14 - Tickets for Music on the Meadows are now available from the White Lion in Starkholmes, David Bray opticians in Matlock and from the Traidlinks shop on the Market Place in Wirksworth priced £10/£8.

13/04/14 - The next public gig is at "the Pav" on 10 May 2014. Tickets are now available from the following online outlets: . Check out the page and the page for more details too.

02/03/14 - The "summer tour" is announced ! Friday 11th July at Derby Assembly Rooms for the CAMRA beer festival and Music on the Meadows in Cromford on Saturday 12th July. Catch both if you can.

28/01/14 - The next gig is at Matlock Town Football Club Social Club on Saturday 15 February. Tickets are available from the club priced £8/£6.

16/12/13 - The tickets for the Christmas gig on Saturday 21 December 2013 are now completely sold out.

03/12/13 - The tickets for the Christmas gig on Saturday 21 December 2013 are very nearly sold out. There are just a few left at the Traidlinks shop on the Market Place in Wirksworth but none left by post or from members of the band so please don't send any monies in the post as suggested previously.

23/11/13 - The next gig is the Christmas gig on Saturday 21 December 2013 at Wirksworth Town Hall. Tickets are £10 and are now available from the Traidlinks shop on the Market Place in Wirksworth and/or direct from us by sending a stamped/addressed envelope to ................... 06/10/13 - The next gig is on Saturday 16 November at the Fishpond in Matlock Bath. Tickets were £7 etc etc ...............

02/06/13 - The next gig is Music on the Meadows at Cromford, Matlock on Saturday 13 July 2013. This year the event is being combined with Matlock beer festival so I suspect it will quite some do ! Gates open at 2pm and there will be eight bands on throughout the day including The John Brewer Collective and us to finish the evening off. Tickets will be available as of 10 June from: Traidlinks in Wirksworth, David Bray Opticians, Bank Road, Matlock and the White Lion in Starkholmes priced £10 & £8. See you there.

17/03/13 - The next gig is at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday 27 April. It's a fundraiser for the Town Hall Events group. Tickets available from Traidlinks in Wirksworth
and from here

04/12/12 - Tickets for the Christmas gig have all sold out. Sorry if you've not managed to get yours.

13/11/12 - Christmas will soon be upon us and as a consequence, there will be a suitably festive gig. To be held on Saturday 22 December at the Town Hall in Wirksworth, doors will open at 7.30pm and be firmly closed about about midnight. Tickets will be available from the TRAIDLINKS shop on Wirksworth Market Place from Monday 19 November priced £10. Get them while they're quite warm.

21/06/12 - Music on the Meadows tickets are available as of Wednesday 27 June priced £10/£8 from the following outlets:

- David Bray Opticians, Bank Road, Matlock (Daytimes only)
- The White Lion Pub, Starkholmes (Daytimes & Evenings)
- The Black’s Head Pub, Market Place, Wirksworth (Daytimes & Evenings)
.... or call Mat Boulton on: 07795-664-539

28/04/12 - ..... it's been a while ! Bloody web hosting companies, well we have a new one, let's see how it goes. Next public gigs are at Wirksworth Carnival on the Sunday night at the Lime Kilm (outside so watch out for the weather report (Jaco !?)), see
for further details. Then MOTM is back yet again against all the odds on Saturday 14 July in Cromford, more details nearer the time.

17/11/11 - tickets for the Christmas gig on 17 December at Wirksworth Town Hall are now available from Traidlinks on Wirksworth Market Place priced £10. Support band is FUNKOVATION, fine funk band also from Wirksworth and environs.

Watch out for the 'summer tour' - Friday 8 July at Derby Assembly Rooms for the CAMRA beer festival and Saturday 9 July at 'Music on the Meadows' in Cromford. Tickets for MOTM available from the Blacks Head pub in Wirksworth and some other places.

17/04/11 - The next public gig is at the Wirksworth Carnival on Saturday 28 May at the Lime Kiln pub. Tickets available from Top Kens, Traidlinks and at the pub priced £8, under 12's free I think !? Other bands include: Exile, Two Tone, Neon Railroad & Black Mariah. See facebook page: Rockface Live

09/01/11 - The next public gig is on Friday 18 February at Wirksworth Town Hall. It's a charity gig organised by the Town Mayor; tickets are available from the Traidlinks shop on Wirksworth Market Place priced £8/£6.

01/01/11 - MORE MUSIC ON THE MEADOWS might be back on - watch this space !!

07/11/10 - NO MORE MUSIC ON THE MEADOWS !!
The great annual summer bash in Cromford is no more. Let us have your thoughts on what has been a fantastic institution ...
your name: your email address:


05/09/10 - CHILDREN IN NEED, Derby University, 20 November 2010 - "school disco"
Come dressed in whatever makes you think of your school disco days! Hopscotch, hoola hoop challenge and other nostalgic school stuff. 7.00 pm learn some groovy moves to the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever - £2.50 (book your place in advance).8.00 – 12.00 – tickets £5 in advance (£6.50 on the door). Request your favourite songs from your school disco days from DJ John. Tickets from Angie Hall – 07739913877 or a.m.hall@derby.ac.uk Free parking – cheap drinks! The Academy Bar – University of Derby Student Union, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby.

17/07/10 - check out our new FACEBOOK page: FACEBOOK c/o Rat.

09/05/10 - MUSIC ON THE MEADOWS is on Saturday 10 July @ Cromford Meadows. Tickets are now available priced £10 from The Blacks Head Pub in Wirksworth, Maazi's restaurant and David Bray opticians, both in Matlock. Usual stuff - starts about 6pm, food (Indian food this time from Maazi in Matlock !), beer and music all evening, no camping !

09/05/10 - Wirksworth Carnival gig - Bank holiday Monday, 31st May at Wirksworth Town Hall. Tickets £6 from various shops around the town. Doors open early, support band, well dressing merriment.

22/02/10 - the next gig is a fundraiser for Sport Relief at The Academy Bar, Derby University on Kedleston Road on Saturday 20 March 2010 from 8pm til midnight. Tickets are £5 in advance from
here, from Angie Hall on 07739-913877 or you can pay £6 on the door (subject to availability).

24/01/10 - the next two gigs are public affairs. The first is a fundraiser for the local footie team, the Wirksworth Colts on Saturday 20 February at Wirkswoth Town Hall. Tickets are £8 and are available from the TraidLinks shop on Wirksworth Market Place. The next one is at the Academy Bar at Derby University on Kedleston Road. Tickets are £5 and are available from Angie Hall on either 07739913877 or a.m.hall@derby.ac.uk.

01/12/09 - the Christmas gig on 19/12 is now completely SOLD OUT - sorry.

15/11/09 - The reassuringly annual Christmas gig is on Saturday 19 December at the Town Hall in Wirksworth starting at 8pm. Tickets are now available from the TRAIDLINKS shop on Wirksworth Market Place, by phoning Charlie on 01629-824454 or from
here.

11/09/09 - Secret free gig this Sunday 13 September 8pm to 9pm on Wirksworth Market Place as part of the Wirksworth Festival's 'gig on the roof'. The fundraiser for the Wirksworth Music Centre is now to be in the Town Hall on 10 October - tickets available now from the Traidlinks shop on Wirksworth Market Place priced £8/£4.

19/07/09 - Summer off for good behaviour as usual. Autumn/winter gigs so far are a fundraiser for Wirksworth Music Centre to be held at the Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth on 10 October - more details to follow later. Then a Christmas spectacularish on the Saturday before Christmas - details to follow later too.

01/07/09 - MUSIC ON THE MEADOWS on Saturday 11 July will be bigger and better than ever before ! Tickets are now available priced £10 for adults and £8 for under 18s from David Bray Opticians and Mazzi Indian Restaurant, both in Matlock.  Alternatively contact Gemma Phipps on 07928-616309 for more details. Support from This Modern Life from Nottingham. There should be a limited number of tickets available on the door on the night. As per last year there's no overnight camping.
23/05/09 - The next public gig is at the Duffield Carnival on 27 June.

18/05/09 - The site is back after an extended winter break and with a new name - www.thewambamband.co.uk - hurrah

15/02/09 - WAM BAM SUMMER WEEKENDER - yes you can see TWBB on consecutive evenings this summer first at the Derby Beer Festival at the Assembly Rooms on Friday 10 July and then at the ubiquitous & fabulous Music on the Meadows in Cromford on Saturday 11 July - what joy !?

15/02/09 - the next gig is the Wirksworth Fairtrade celebrations at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday 7 March
18/01/09 - The Valentines Night gig is on 14 February (!) at the Community Centre in Cromford
Tickets are available priced £7 from the Blacks Head pub in Wirksworth and from the venue. Yes - we will play some slow ones !

05/01/09 - Happy New Year - the next gig will be a St.Valentines Night special at Cromford Community Centre on ... well ... 14 February 2009 ! More details to follow but be warned, we may even play some slow ones.

14/11/08 - IT'S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIG takes place on Friday 19 December in Wirksworth Town Hall from 8pm to the midnight hour. Support will be from local band 'Red Flashing Lights' on at 8.30pm. Tickets are now available from the Blacks Head pub on the Market Place in Wirksworth priced £10 or £8 unwaged. Get on down for a ticket and a pint before they're all gone (the tickets not the pints) !

03/11/08 - the 2008 Christmas extravaganza is on Friday 19 December at Wirksworth Town Hall - no further details yet but watch this space - we're working on it as fast as we can.

22/10/08 - The Highfields Gig is on 4 October 2008. Starkholmes lower school site - doors open 7pm. Tickets available from Peli-Deli in Crown Square Matlock and from school offices at both sites.

12/10/08 - contrary to recent speculation, the gig on 4 October at Highfields School (Bowler Hall, Starkholmes) in Matlock is ON - watch this space for further details soon.

31/05/08 - tickets for Music on the Meadows on Saturday 12 July are now available from Pizza Connection on Dale Road in Matlock, David Brae opticians on Bank Road in Matlock or by phone from 01629-735776. Hurry before they're all gone ! See
gigs for more details.

21/04/08 - the public summer gigs this year are the Wheaton Aston Festival in May and Music on the Meadows in Cromford in July.

20/04/08 - thanks to all that attended the mayor's bash - the gig raised over £1,800 for his charity.

16/03/08 - the next public gig is the Mayor's charity fundraiser at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday 19 April. Tickets will be available after 19 March from the post office on Wirksworth Market Place and from Andy Pollock on 01629-823752. All funds are going towards paying for new theatrical equipment for local drama groups based at the Anthony Gell School.

02/01/08 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

27/11/07 - the 2007 "Christmas Cracker" will be held on Saturday 22 December at Wirksworth Town Hall - tickets are now available only from the Black's Head pub on the Market Place in Wirksworth priced £10. Have yourself a pint while you wait !!

03/10/07 - the band are off to the south of France on 18 October for a few days to play a gig at the "world twinning event" in Die. Bands from the UK, Germany, France, Senegal, Italy and Hungary will all be performing. Next public gig here likely to be at Christmas - watch for confirmation of date and venue.

02/10/07 - thanks to everybody who came along to the gig on 29/09 at Wirksworth Town Hall. It was a great night - just sorry we had to turn so many away at the door but it was completely sold out. Thanks also to the Blacks Head public house who sold most of the tickets for us.

24/08/07 - tickets are now available for the Wirksworth Town Hall gig on Saturday 29 September. Please contact us
here or call Charlie on 01629-824454 or take a trip to the splendid Blacks Head public house on Wirksworth Market Place where they can be purchased along with a pint or three.

05/08/07 - thanks to Phil Richards for the photos from the music on the meadows gig in July - see the gallery.

20/07/07 - the next public gig is "music on the meadows revisited" at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday 29 September - more details/tickets etc a bit nearer the time but put it in your diaries.

16/07/07 - "Music on the Meadows" was great but, as announced by our illustrious leader, Wraggy has left the building - thanks for all the great times Wraggy.

03/06/07 - "Music on the Meadows" tickets for Saturday 14 July at Cromford are now available from Pizza Connection and David Bray Opticians both on Bank Road Matlock priced £10 and £8 for unders 18's. There will be no tickets available on the door and like last year there is no camping. Gates open at 6pm - other bands to be confirmed.

13/04/07 - Fundraising gig for the British Heart Foundation - 28 April - Matlock County Offices - 8pm. Tickets available from Chris Dence on 01629-584802 and on the door.

11/03/07 - Music on the Meadows lives on ! This years summer music fest in Cromford is on Saturday 14 July - more details nearer the time.

29/01/07 - The next public gig is a fundraiser for the Heart Foundation on 28 April at Matlock County Offices. More details to follow nearer the time.

01/01/07 - Well this is the new THE WAM BAM BAND website as LYCOS lost the old one ! ! ! ! ! It has taken a while to get it together and whilst all of our written history had been lost, Jon Peace has stepped into the breach (?) and come up with the goods - so to speak. It had previously served us right for having a name that started with "T" !