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Thursday 4th - Knutsford Wine Bar, Knutsford, 10pm start - tables available 01565 750459 -
Sunday 28th - O'Neils, Didsbury Village, start 9.30pm

MARCH 2010

Sunday 14th - The Trafford Centre - King & Jones Acoustic Duo, outside Est Est Est, The Orient 6pm - 9pm
tbc - The GIN Club, Wilmlsow Road, Fallowfield start 10pm
Friday 26th - The Trafford Centre - Hughes & Jones Piano Duo, outside Est Est Est, The Orient 6pm - 9pm

APRIL 2010

tbc - The GIN Club, Wilmlsow Road, Fallowfield start 10pm
Sunday 4th - Knutsford Wine Bar, King Street, starting 10pm, Hughes & Jones Piano Duo, Sunday Lunch 1 - 4pm - tables available 01565 750459 -
Thursday 8th - Knutsford Wine Bar, King Street, starting
tbc - O'Neils, Didsbury Village, start 9.30pm


26th September 2009
Gavin's Debut Album and Launch

Our Lead singer is about to release his debut album, 'Pictures in my Mind' - co-written and produced with Coolers legend Jasper Wilkinson. Roger Hughes was also involved, co-writing the anthemic track - 'You Don't Have to Ask me Why?' and also performing on their beautiful version of Elton John's 'Your Song'. The Launch evening is at Manchester 235 Casino on 15th October 2009 - email us if you wish to come.

To find out more about the album, please visit the website

Gavin also has a facebook group to join - click here

2nd January 2009
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone!!! IThe Saracens Head on NYE was amazing, so thank you to everyone who came down to see us, and thanks to Steve, Dee and team there for making it a great night for everyone concerned.

29th September 2007
The Dream is Over!! Gavin gets the last 12 but bows out gracefully

The dream is finally over, tonight the nation saw our very own Gavin get sent home by the X Factor judges. Check out the X Factro page to see eveything that has happened tonight and since. Gav on X Factor

28th June 2007
Lead Singer GAVIN gets to X-FACTOR Boot camp!!!

Our inimitable lead singer, Gavin, has qualified for this years X-Factor boot camp, having successfully navigated his auditions with messrs Cowell, Osbourne, Walsh and new judge Danni Minogue. We wish him all the best with it, and hopefully he can get through to the final 12. Look out for his audition when the show starts airing on ITV and ITV2 in August 2007!!!

14th April 2007

Wedding season is upon us, and unfortunately that means the opportunity to come and see us publically diminishes I'm afraid. We still have roughly 2 public gigs a month so its not impossible, there is just less choice.

Please check out our new pics from the Sir Alex Ferguson Charity Event we played at in March at Old Trafford. The event was a massive success, and was better than every prior year we had played there before. We took a larger band (8 piece) including female vocalist Jennie Sawdon and it seemed to do the trick, as the crowd were going wild to songs like Michael Jacksons' 'Working Day and Night' and The Zutons 'Valerie', which included celebrities from Coronation Street and the world of entertainment as well as football.

7th February 2007
Happy New Year everyone. I know its a bit late, but you've obviously seen the new website design, and I hope you like it.

There are some changes to the site, in terms of content. We have a section called 'What We Do' which basically answers all the questions that get regularly asked of us. There is also a link to our My Space profile, which is probably the best place to get informed of where we are playing, and there are more profiles of all the musicians we use when we gig, and not just the five who were up there before. This is to help you recognise the band if we turn up with Bryan or Tim instead of Greg or Kenji etc.

We have also completed our first promo photoshoot, which has now been uploaded - so check us out (boy band-ish or what!!!), and there will be a live shoot from our gig at OLD TRAFFORD for the Alex Ferguson Charity Benefit, that will be here from early April.

And Finally... We have the live tracks uploaded from the Charity Snow Ball we did in Dec 2006, featuring Jennie Sawdon, so definitely check them out.

14th August 2006
It looks like we are doing nothing at the moment, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Since May, the Wedding season has really kicked in and the band have been performing 2 - 3 and sometimes 4 weddings in a week. As result, there have been a lack of public gigs for followers and potential clients to see the band, and for this we apologise - but we are incredibly busy and we hope you understand.

We have updated a few new public dates for August below and the word is hopefully that full bands will be back at O'Sheas soon, which will help (although there will be a sound limiter).

24th March 2006
We are proud to announce that we are to play at a new residency in Glossop.The venue is called The Blues Club, and it is situated next to the Glossop railway station. The venue used to be a classic live music venue in years gone by, and its a real throw back to the old style venues that used to be around, with vintage guitars on the walls and gig posters from the greats - its a real perfect place for live music.

The band will be the first of the Pro Music UK Ltd roster to play there, and the residency is being trialed by the owners for 3 months - so come down and please support us, get there for 8pm, the band starts at 9pm for 2 x 45 minute sets, and the bar is licenced till 3am.

7th March 2006
Unfortunately, Friday nights at Loaf have been cancelled until further notice. From our point of view, the nights were a success but it seems the powers that be don't want the expense and did not feel comfortable charging on the door, as it wasn't in Mitchells & Butlers usual policy.

If you wish to air your views on this and give us some support, please email us at

19th January 2006
Hello, hope you all had a good one, we've really just been recovering and relaxing after the Christmas period to be honest. Gigs have taken a back seat and we're looking forward to doing it all again this year.

We are currently in the throws of learning a new type of set which will encompass songs from the new wave of bands which have hit the charts such as Hard Fi, The Killers, The White Stripes etc. and this is to be performed first for a new student night at TIGER TIGER in Leeds on Tuesday 24th January 2006. We'll see you there!

9th October 2005
As promised, it has happened, The Coolers will be playing at Loaf at least once a Month from now, with the next date the 14th October. This Friday promises to be a cracker as the band are playing with several guest musicians which will see the band increase in size to 8 piece - for one night only - Don't miss it. Pro Music UK LTd will be booking live bands every Friday night from now on, please check the website for confirmation of the acts playing

26th September 2005
Monday night, a quiet one yeah? Not if you were in Leeds, at Superclub GATECRASHER. The band played to an enthralled and packed house, staying on to shake hands and kiss babies afterwards. They will make their return on 24th October, be there or be a nonce!

28th August 2005
The band played the fabulous Loaf at Deansgate Locks to a packed and raucous crowd on Bank Holiday Sunday. The night was a tremendous success and the shouts for 'more' didn't end. The band will be back playing there regularly from October.

20th June 2005
The Coolers and Jennie Sawdon will be playing to a star studded audience on the 24th June at Pleasington Golf Club in order to raise funds for the Marina Dalglish Cancer Appeal. The benefit is being organised in order to raise funds for the Wife of Former Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish's cancer charity. link to appeal website

18th May 2005
PRO MUSIC UK LTD secure contract to provide live music every Friday at Loaf, Deansgate Locks, Manchester
As mentioned previously, 'The Coolers' played at Loaf as part of a trial to test the water for Loaf as a Live Music venue on Friday nights. As the night was a resounding success, Pro Music UK Ltd the agency which Gavin and Roger run has been given the go-ahead to book bands there regularly. This would mean that 'The Coolers' will be playing t here once a month at least. Please stay posted for details.

UPDATE: The first band to play at Loaf will be Rough Hill on 1st July.

25th April 2005
The Coolers play Manchester super venue 'LOAF' on Bank Holiday Sunday
'The Coolers' are starting the live music trial at Manchester super venue 'LOAF' in Deansgate Locks on Bank Holiday Sunday. This is a move away from its roots and it is hoped that the bar will have a live band on every Friday evening in the future. LOAF is licensed till 1am that evening and the boys will be playing from 9.30pm, get there early to be sure of a good spec! It'll be a great way to cap off your all dayer - I guarantee it!!!

19th April 2005
Way Back When @ Po Na Na in Manchester
'The Coolers' played to a packed house in Manchesters' Po Na Na for the retro funk night 'Way Back When'. The boys when down a storm with the sold out crowd and have been asked to repeat their performance at the next scheduled live music evening (not every night has a band) as the featured live band. Click here for images

14th April 2005
Launch of the new website
Today sees the launch of The Coolers new website, as designed by BIG Media Design. The idea is to allow fans to find out more about the band members, establish a mailing list and to inform about future gigs. This was particularly prevalent following recent contracts securing of regular gigs in and around the manchester area.

10th March 2005
The Coolers play the World Famous Phoenix Club, Bolton
The Coolers where invited to play at the now World famous Phoenix club, in Bolton, made famous by Northern comedy sensation Peter Kaye in his Channel 4, Phoenix Nights. The occasion was a private party held for many Bolton luminaries, and the venue was appropriately branded - see The Gallery.

The band went down a storm, but the night turned sour when they where escorted off the stage by resident security - Max and Paddy for singing their own version of 'Send the Buggers back!' - lead by Kenji !!!

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