De bees music bar has staged hundreds of original bands and artists including….

The Levellers Drunk In Public

Neville Staple with band (The Specials)

Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers

Martin Stephenson

John Power with band

Branford Marsalis


Tim Burgess

Mark Morriss (The Bluetones)

Bez with Domino Bones

Clint Boon

Mike Peters

The Family Mahone (Mark Radcliffe)

The Selecter

Skaville UK with Rhoda Dakar

John and Mick Head

The Real People

Los Mondo Bongo

Nigel Clarke with band (Dodgy)

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets)

Dermo (Northside)

Pete Coyle (Lotus Eaters)

The Blue Juice Big Band

Laika Dog(Tony Wright Terrorvision)

Tony McFee (The Groundhogs)

Jake Stigers

Paul Handyside (Hurrah!)

George Burowski (Guitar George)

P Theory (feat. Kevin Goins)

Darren Poyzer

Paul Wilkes

Karima Francis

Pete and J (New York)


De bees is also an established comedy club having staged hundreds of stand up comedians including;

Alan Carr (Friday Night Project)

Arthur Smith (Grumpy Old Men)

Jason Manford (8 out of 10 cats- captain)

Archie Kelly (Phoenix Nights)

Seymour Mace (Ideal- The Twins!)

John Bishop

Russell Kane

Anvil Springstein

Chris Lynam

Smug Roberts

Mundo Jazz

We’ve developed a fantastic reputation for giving new music a stage and being a North West stop off for breaking bands including recently:

Cage The Elephant

The Brightlights (Road to V winner)

The Maybes

The Shallow Call

We’ve also staged every credible Tribute show around including;

The Complete Stone Roses

The Doors Alive

The Jamm

The Gift (with Rick Buckler- The Jam)

The Wholigans


Achtung Baby

One Step Behind



Really Hot Chilli Peppers

The Smythes

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