Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Jan 2018

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer.

For our pick of the best gigs in Brum Jan 2018check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full listings.

Recommended Music Events Jan 2018

Bowie Night hosted by Chicks Dig Jerks Radio Show, The Night Owl, 6th Jan. Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! 8pm-12am at 1000 Trades, 6th. Keni Burke, Hare And Hounds, Thursday 11th Jan. Show Me What You Got – Open Mic Night at The Ruin, 11th. Zawe are a Birmingham Based six piece band their music rooted in folk with an infusion of soul, Actress & Bishop, 12th.

Hare & Hounds Presents The Surfing Magazines, Sunday 14th. After headlining Birmingham Town Hall for Project Soundlounge last summer, Karl Monroe have spent the last year writing their debut album. Actress & Bishop, Fri 19 Jan. Hare & Hounds Presents Craig Charles, Friday 19th. Riscas are a four-piece indie-pop band based in Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge, 19th. Alex Ohm, The Sunflower Lounge, 20th. Dig? Soul & retro club night with Glyn Preece & Andrew Marshall, The Night Owl, 20th. Quadrophenia Live Club Night at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 20th. NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 8pm–12am at 1000 Trades, 20th.

This Is The Kit, Glee Club, 24th. Setting Son Presents Average Sex at Hare And Hounds, Wednesday 24th. As a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground, Sextile has been gaining a devout following since its creation in 2015, The Sunflower Lounge, 25th. Le Freak (January) with Sam Redmore, Lee Fisher, Tom Mason, The Night Owl, 26th.  The Night Cafe w/ Plaza & Sugarthief / 14+, The Castle & Falcon, 26th. Jayda G & Pender Street Steppers DJ at Hare And Hounds, 26th.

Enter The Dragon – House Classics at Hare And Hounds, Saturday 27th. Golden Voice Presents Wand at Hare And Hounds, Monday 29th. This Is Tmrw Presents Moon Duo at Hare And Hounds, Tuesday 30th . This Is Tmrw Presents The Weather Station at Hare And Hounds, Wednesday 31st January.

See Also..

The Victoria and Island Bar host a wide variety of funk, soul, disco and indie DJs with occasional live  gigs upstairs at the Vic (check out Tikki Thurs at Island). The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs on weekends with Snobs legend Paul CookThe Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic and gig nights throughout the month with late entry! Davenports bring live music to Dares & The Bull’s Head Club Room most weekends. A range of regular monthly DJ and jazz nights nights take place at 1000 Trades. Not forgetting the best in balearic, house, disco and soul from Dean Smith’s TLC Saturday afternoon/evenings and CollectiveSoulshakeLoose Joints on Fridays at the Lord Clifden (don’t forget the best Sunday Roasts too!). The Ruin, Digbeth is home to some of the city’s finest disco, funk and vintage house DJs every weekend. Vintage Mixmasters ft DJ Damian (UK Vibe) is at Bourne & Co. every Friday and Saturday from 7pm- 1am, playing soulful jazz, latin house, boogie, disco, new electronica and rare-groove on vinyl.

Full Gig Guide by date Jan 2018

Wed 3 January 2018

Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm @ The Victoria

Thu 4 January 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar

Fri 5 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Loose Joints DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Daniel Kemshell Quartet @ 1000 Trades
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ Island Bar

Sat 6 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Dean Smith’s TLC in the garden & UAB Selectors indoors @ The Lord Clifden
Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ The Victoria
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar. Tiki Hot Wax @ Island Bar
Bowie Night @ The Night Owl
Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! 8pm-12am @ 1000 Trades

Mon 8 January 2018

Jam Jah plays the best selection of reggae and dancehall @ Dark Horse

Wed 10 January 2018

Open mic night hosted by Luke Webley @ Actress & Bishop
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm. Skeptic in the pub – informal social event designed to promote fellowship and social networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, freethinkers, rationalists and other like-minded individuals @ The Victoria
Wax and Ball Records Label Launch Party @ 1000 Trades

Thu 11 January 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
Keni Burke @ Hare And Hounds
Show Me What You Got – Open Mic Night @ The Ruin

Fri 12 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Friday social from 5pm, free food & live music from Ross Lydon @ Actress & Bishop
Propaganda Birmingham Launch Party @ Mama Roux’s and Spotlight!
Zawe / George Pannell @ Actress & Bishop
Takin Care Of Business – DJ T Bird Jones @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
Barefootin’ MOD Soul night @ The Night Owl
4 Da Cause – Broken Minds x Break Thru x Dubgasm – Charity Event @ Hare And Hounds
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Pigfoot @ 1000 Trades

Sat 13 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Vinyl reprisal / White Noise / Desperdos / Raiders @ Actress & Bishop
Dean Smith’s TLC in the garden & UAB Selectors indoors @ The Lord Clifden
DJ Tshimmy shimmy Ya playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, free entry 9pm – late in the main bar @ The Victoria
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco. Tiki Darrol @ Island Bar
Elvis Night with Black Elvis (live) @ The Night Owl
1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am @ 1000 Trades

Sun 14 January 2018

Beer Blues Sunday featuring The Zoe Green Band @ Actress & Bishop
Hare & Hounds Presents The Surfing Magazines @ Hare And Hounds

Wed 17 January 2018

Suzi & The Backbeats @ Actress & Bishop
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm. Improv Comedy Night @ The Victoria

Thu 18 January 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tiki specials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
1000 Trades Presents: Andrew Souter + band @ 1000 Trades

Fri 19 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Friday Social from 5pm, free food & live music from Sean Duggan – Upstairs: Karl Monroe / whats left / The desert yetis @ Actress & Bishop
99 Flake Inflatables Party @ Suki10c
Applebum hip hop and rnb @ Lab11
Krys DJ @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
RISCAS + SPILT MILK SOCIETY + CANDID + THE REAL COOL @ Sunflower Lounge
Hare & Hounds Presents Craig Charles @ Hare And Hounds
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Ben Crosland Quintet (Plays The Ray Davies Songbook) @ 1000 Trades

Sat 20 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
False Modesty / Jack in a box / Maximum Zero / Tricky Business @ Actress & Bishop
Dean Smith’s TLC in the garden & UAB Selectors indoors @ The Lord Clifden
Jordan DJ – Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ The Victoria
DJ LeeGoodman : music such as alternative, funk, hip-hop, soul, disco. Tiki Darrol @ Island Bar
Dig? Soul & retro club night with Glyn Preece & Andrew Marshall @ The Night Owl
ALEX OHM + SLEEPY HEADS + THE JACK FLETCHER BAND + MATT SAYERS @ Sunflower Lounge
Quadrophenia Live Club Night @ Hare And Hounds
Blues Club with The Crap Shags @ Hare And Hounds
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s @ 1000 Trades

Sun 21 January 2018

An Audience with Ash Sheehan plus support @ Actress & Bishop
Le Club Fondue Launch Nigh @ Hare And Hounds

Wed 24 January 2018

Open mic night hosted by Luke Webley @ Actress & Bishop
THIS IS THE KIT @ Glee Club
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm @ The Victoria
Setting Son Presents Average Sex @ Hare And Hounds

Thu 25 January 2018

Speed Quizzing @ The Lord Clifden
YATEZ live + very special guests @ Actress & Bishop
Tiki Thursday -£4.50 Tiki cocktails, tikispecials & DJ Sam Redmoore & DJ Magoo playing the tropical tunes, 5pm – 2am @ Island Bar
SEXTILE + EXHAILERS @ Sunflower Lounge

Fri 26 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Soulshake DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Friday Social from 5pm, free food & live music from Ross Lydon @ Actress & Bishop
The Night Cafe w/ Plaza & Sugarthief / 14+ @ Castle & Falcon
DJ Takin Care of Business @ The Victoria
DJ Steve Jones – Soul and Funky music @ Island Bar
Le Freak (January) with Sam Redmore, Lee Fisher, Tom Mason @ The Night Owl
Jayda G & Pender Street Steppers @ Hare And Hounds
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Toby Boalch Quartet featuring Brigitte Beraha

Sat 27 January 2018

DJ Morais Vibes: funk, soul and disco @ The Bureau
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Vintage Mixmasters playing disco, nu-boogie, soul, latin and raregroove 7pm – late @ Bourne & Co
Dean Smith’s TLC in the garden & UAB Selectors indoors @ The Lord Clifden
Hot Wax – Plays the best in funk, Hip hop and r’n’b @ The Victoria
DJ T-Bird playing the best in hip-hop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll @ Island Bar
Get Stoned – Rolling Stones Tribute (live) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul & retro club night @ The Night Owl
Blues Club with Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts @ Hare And Hounds
General Levy @ Hare And Hounds
Enter The Dragon – House Classics @ Hare And Hounds

Sun 28 January 2018

Rocksteady Sunday – open jam and in house band @ Actress & Bishop
I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky DJ Stig @ 1000 Trades

Mon 29 January 2018

Golden Voice Presents Wand @ Hare And Hounds

Tue 30 January 2018

This Is Tmrw Presents Moon Duo @ Hare And Hounds
Music Publishing Workshop with John Mostyn @ 1000 Trades

Wed 31 January 2018

Downstairs – Suzi & The Backbeats / upstairs – The Wholls @ Actress & Bishop
Quiz Night – Smartphone Quiz from 8.30pm. Improv Comedy Night @ The Victoria
YUNGBLUD + SPECIAL GUESTS @ Sunflower Lounge
This Is Tmrw Presents The Weather Station @ Hare And Hounds

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