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Prelude to the Piano Festival

For some free lunchtime piano music – and there isn't a lunchtime that can't be enhanced by piano music – pop into the Concert Hall foyers to hear recitals from rising stars of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Nov

The Real Thing

1970s soul band celebrating 40 years in the business perform their classic hits.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Fri 21 Nov

£25 ( £16) / 023 8061 3989

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 5 Sep 2015

£17.50 / 0844 847 2514

Sat 3 Oct 2015

£17.50 / 0844 847 2514

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sun 9 Nov

£43 / 0118 969 8000

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Rollermania: Bay City Rollers Tribute

The group plays the hits of the teenybop hitmakers.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 3 Dec

£18.50 (£17.50) / 01495 227206

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Fri 14 Nov

£20 / 0113 243 0808

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 29 Nov

£19.50 / 01229 820000

Soh Breezy Quartet

Innovative jazz swing vocalist with her barn-storming stage performance, featuring jazz guitar ace John Etheridge.

Bull's Head, London SW13

Sat 13 Dec

£12; £10 adv / 020 8876 5241

Soul Legends

The ensemble performs classic soul covers.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Fri 5 Dec

£20–£25 / 01274 432000

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 10 Dec

£22 / 01284 758000

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£27.40–£29.40 / 0870 606 3536

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St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 226 0673

Organ recital by Paul Stubbings, playing pieces by Grunenwald, Franck and Jongen.

Fri 7 Nov

0131 226 0673

Michael Harris (organ) plays Messiaen's La Nativité de Seigneur.

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir sings music for the season of remembrance, by Parry, Elgar, Bainton and Ireland.

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Russia's oldest symphony orchestra.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£12–£32 (£10–£22) / 0131 228 1155

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Liadov's Kikimora; Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor with Nikolai Lugansky; and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10 in E minor.

Stu Brown’s Twisted Toons Septet

New project from drummer Stu Brown playing tunes recorded in the 40s and 50s.

SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle Of Skye

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£6; Members £10) / 01471 844207

Part of Skye Swing Jazz Festival.

The Stylistics

One of the most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene, The Stylistics bring with them the sweet, soulful memories of years past.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 12 Nov

£27.50 / 01274 432000

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sat 8 Nov

£23.50 / 01903 206206

Bunn Leisure, West Sands Holiday Village, Chichester

Sat 1 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices

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Superfood

Electro pop and danceable indie sound from this New Zealand-based sextet.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 0141 221 5279

With Honeyblood.

NME New Breed Tour.

The Louisiana, Bristol

Mon 10 Nov

£9 / 0117 966 3615

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Tartan Underground

Scottish acoustic talent hosted by Sher Watson.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 220 4298

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0131 220 4298

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 0131 220 4298

…and 4 more dates until 19 Dec

Thunkfish

Raw funk from saxophonist Tom Pickles and his new five-piece.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0131 220 4298

Tony Blackburn's Soul Night Out

The radio DJ presents an evening of soul classics.

KOKO, London NW1

Tue 4 Nov

£30 / 0870 432 5527

The Who Hits 50 An Evening Of Who Music

An evening of live music celebrating the legendary rockers featuring Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Liam Gallagher, Wilko Johnson,Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield, Geddy Lee from Rush, The Strypes, Brody Dalle, Tom Odell, Amy Macdonald, Andy Burrows and Rizzle Kicks. All in aid…

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12

Tue 11 Nov

£73.12–£84.37 / 0844 477 2000

Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus has a unique and extraordinary voice and specialises in lo-fi new wave electronica.

KOKO, London NW1

Tue 18 Nov

£20 / 0870 432 5527

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ABC

Another Up Close and Personal performance in G Casino's Show Bar.

Grosvenor Casino, Reading

Fri 31 Oct

£35 / 0118 4027800

  • 20:30 – 23:45 ABC Grosvenor Casino, Reading

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 21 more dates until 13 Apr 2015

Afternoon Tea Dances

Afternoon of social ballroom and Latin-American dances, organised by the Paula Boscott School of Dance, Garstang. Tea and biscuits are included. Booking is advisable as tea dances may not be available every week.

Scorton Village Hall, Preston

Fri 7 Nov

£4 / 07752 804363

Fri 14 Nov

£4 / 07752 804363

Fri 21 Nov

£4 / 07752 804363

…and 3 more dates until 12 Dec

AMP Collected: Hawk House, George Maple

The second show in a series of Annie Mac-promoted live platforms, featuring the hip-hop trio from London, Hawk House, and the Sydney-based singer, George Maple.

ICA, London SW1Y

Wed 10 Dec

£12.50 / 020 7930 3647

Anti-Nowhere League

Old school punk rockers who used to hang with the Damned (and have an infamous 'carrot story' in their disreputable past, Google it if you dare).

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Fri 14 Nov

£12.50 / 01900 602122

The Crew And Queens Hall, Nuneaton

Sat 1 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £10 / 024 7634 7402

Norwich Arts Centre

Thu 6 Nov

£15; £13 adv / 01603 660352

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Asaf Avidan

The singer-songwriter from Tel Aviv performs his folk-rock material.

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Sat 1 Nov

£22.50 / 020 7527 2000

Asparagus Piss Raindrop

A promenade performance by the self-styled 'crypto-conceptual science-fiction anti-band' featuring various improvisers and performers.

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 552 7141

The 4pm performance is by the band; the 7pm by offshoot outfit Yoke of Blood.

Aurora Orchestra: Thomas Ades, Toru Takemitsu, Manu Delago, Martinu

  • Directed by: Nicholas Collon (cond)
  • Written by: Martinu

Nicholas Collon conducts Oru Takemitsu's Rocking Mirror Daybreak, Manu Delago's Music For Two Acoustic Toothbrushes, Martinu's La Revue De Cuisine, Thomas Ades's Court Studies and Mendelssohn's Octet In E Flat. With percussionist Manu Delago.

LSO St Luke's, London EC1V

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£30 / 020 7638 8891

Backline Blues Band

Blues-rock band from Burton-on-Trent.

Legends Blues Club, Tamworth

Fri 12 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices

With Paul Stedman Band, 40 Blue Toes and The Maz Mitrenko Band.

Baronial Baroque: Celebration For Alan Davis

Concert in recognition of the recorder player, teacher and composer who retired from Chetham's this year, with performances from past and present Chetham's students and staff.

Chetham's School Of Music, Manchester

Wed 12 Nov

Baronial Hall

£5 (£4) / 0161 834 9644

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