Nick Bold & The Raging Sea

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due to the covid-19 outbreak and latest advice all dates could be postponed


Back into action with gigs at:
August 5th - Admiral Lord Rodney, Colne
August 13th - Crown, Darwen
August 14th - Kings Head, Huddersfield

No dates this month as Nick is in the USA
Next gig - August 5th - Admiral Lord Rodney, Colne

One date in June:
June 10th Boyces Barrel, Padiham

Unfortunately -due to bass player Mike's foot injury - these two dates have had to be postponed
May 13th - Rose & Crown in Cltheroe.
May 14th - The Grove, Leeds

The band return to the UK stage on May 13th at the Rose & Crown in Cltheroe.
This is followed by the following dates:
May 14th - The Grove, Leeds
May 27th - Arden, Stockport
May 28th - The Brook, Ramsbottom

Only the one gig survived this month due to illness and Nick's tour of America.
May 14th - The Grove, Leeds
May 27th - Arden, Stockport
Next dates in mid May.

Spring is just around the corner and we have these two gigs this month:
March 9th - Eagle & Child, Whitefield
March 19th - Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge

after a terrific gig at The Railway in Greenfield the only other date this month is:
February 26th at the Polished Knob, Todmorden

No live dates this month


So, that's this year's activity over.
wishing you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

see you all in 2022

only one scheduled date for December:
December 3rd - Urmston Sports Club


two dates in November for you:
November 24th - Eagle & Child, Whitefield
November 26th - Crown Inn, Stockport


this month's live date:
October 23rd - Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax


this month's live dates:
September 5th - Stockport Blues Festival at Spinning Top - 2.30pm
September 25th- Anchor, Hutton 8pm - postponed tfrom September 12th


Back in the saddle and raring to go!!!
August dates:

Greystone Unity postponed due to adverse weather conditions

August 4th - Eagle & Child, Whitefield
August 6th - Pennine Hub, Sowerby Bridge
August 7th - Graystone Unity, Halifax
August 14th - Arden Arms, Stocport
August 22nd - Cross Keys, Siddal, Halifax - 3.30pm
August 28th - Legends Live Lounge, Lees


here are the revised dates for July:

the Railway in Greenfield on July 30th has been cancelled
due to poor ticket sales

July 8th- Legends Live Lounge, Lees - tickets here

July 30th - The Railway, Greenfield -cancelled

July 31st- The Brook, Ramsbottom



Just announced we are hosting the Sunday Jam at Whittles in Oldham on June 20th.
starts at 3pm - come and play with us........

Getting closer to our first live gigs of the year:
June 27th - Anchor, Hutton
July 8th- Legends Live Lounge, Lees
July 18th - "Farewell To Brothers" benefit show,
Mayfield Sports Club, Rochdale tba
July 30th - The Railway, Greenfield
July 31st- The Brook, Ramsbottom
Hope to see some of you there.


Nick did an interview on The Sunday Rock Show on L8 Radio hosted by Tony Cook.
Nick's segment starts about 1 hour and 40 minutes into the show.
Listen to it here


after the governments announcement this week, we are happy to confirm that
live dates for summer 2021 are being added to the diary from June.
please check the live dates page.

March gigs unlikely to go ahead.
The Brook, Ramsbottom on March 27th moved to July 31st.


unhappy to announce our first planned gig for 2021 was cancelled.
here's hoping for a happier, safer "New World" in 2021




sad to confirm our first live date of 2021 is now cancelled due to tier 4 restrictions
January 1st - Legends Live lounge, Lees, Oldham


Hope November finds you all safe.
All dates for the band to the end of 2020 are now postponed


now postponed - december 30th - legends live lounge, lees
Footage from the live stream at Legends Live Lounge October 24th

the anchor, hutton on October 25th -now postponed due to Lancashire entering Tier 3 lockdown

Our other live date this month will be at the new Legends Live Lounge in Lees, near Oldham on October 24th.
this is a ticket only event starting at 6pm - tickets available here:


we are pleased to announce our first live show for six months will be on september 27th at the anchor, hutton at 6.15pm
this will be tickets only as the pub is closing at 4pm and classed as a private party .
please contact the venue on 01772 614 298 for more details.

our first live show for six months will be on september 27th at the anchor hutton - 5pm


hoping July finds you all safe and well and looking forward to
hearing live music again very soon .

no live dates this month.


hoping May finds you all safe and well and looking forward to
hearing live music again soon .

no live dates this month.


due to the covid-19 outbreak we expect all dates up to, and possibly including, june 2020 to be postponed.
please check this page for updates

all the dates below have been postponed.

April 10th - Railway, Greenfield
April 15th - Welcome, Whitefield
April 17th - Bowling Green, Horwich
April 18th - Arden Arms, Stockport
April 25th - The Brook, Ramsbottom


due to the covid-19 outbreak we expect all dates up to, and possibly including, june 2020 to be postponed.
please check this page for updates


live date this month:
February 12th - Eagle & Child, Whitefield
February 15th in Bolton has been cancelled as the venue has cut funding for live music


Happy New Year to you all!!

only one live date this month:
hosting Whittles jam at 6pm on Sunday,Jjanuary 12th.
7 Roscoe St

bring your guitars and have a play with the band!



Happy Christmas everyone and see you in 2020!!

only one live date in December:
December 5th at The Railway, Greenfield
starting at 9pm.


dates for November:
November 22nd - The Anchor, Hutton, Preston
November 16th - The Owl at Rodley, Leeds has been postponed


October 5th date in Ramsbottom postponed,
no further gigs in October but new music coming soon


this month's gigs:
september 4th - welcome whitefield
september 8th - railway greenfield 4pm


USA tour completed and only one live date in August:
The Owl, Rodley, Leeds Beer Festival on August 23rd at 9pm


to commemorate the incredible achievement of Nasa in July 1969
here's "Man In The Moon" by Nick Bold & The Raging Sea

this date has been cancelled - no more live dates in July
july 12th - cocos, altrincham


No more live dates this month, so, here's a video to entertain you taken during the recording sessions for EP1.
EP1 Recording

What a start to June gigs - Diggle Blues Festival - fantastic festival and crowd.
this month's live dates:
june 14th - arden arms, stockport
june 16th - whittles jam, oldham - 4pm - bring your guitar/sticks and have a play!


this month's live dates:
may 3rd- admiral lord rodney, colne
may 12th - railway greenfield 4pm


Rehearsals, holidays and a single gig on
Saturday April 27th at The Owl Inn, Rodley, Leeds


March gigs:
March 29th - Steamer, Fleetwood
March 30th - Dungeon Inn , Tottington

new EP CD available from Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc

an enormous THANK YOU to all our wonderful friends who came along to the 'Both Sides Now' show tonight at Bury Met.
You all made it a magical evening. we hope to share audio and video recordings soon.

tickets have been selling well for the show at Bury Met tomorrow - you can turn up and pay in the door too.
going to be a truly unique night. New CD and T shirts will be available too.


new CD mixed and sounding good.
three new tracks - available at Bury Met gig on March 9th.

final recording and then mixing for the new CD featuring three new tracks.

February gigs:
february 8th - whittles, oldham
february 15th - admiral lord rodney, colne
february 23rd - the brook, ramsbottom

recording for the acoustic project to be released at the Bury Met event is well underway.
drums, acoustic and electric guitars finished this week.

ok people, we have been nominated for an award for "Best Original Band".
please click the link and cast your vote for us,
thank you.

tickets are now on sale for the evening at Bury Met on March 9th and the band are recording a new acoustic based mini album that will be available on the night.

January gigs:
january 16th - eagle and child, whitefield
january 27th - the railway greenfield 4pm



just confirmed 2019 appearances at Diggle Blues festival on June 2nd
and Colne Blues festival in August - date and venue tbc.

next gig January 16th at Eagle & Child, Whitefield.
wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

New CD "II" has been greatly received - pick one up at the band's final gig of 2018:
the band are hosting the Whittles Jam on
Sunday December 2nd from 6pm.
So, bring your guitars, sticks etc and join us onstage!!

27 King Street,


copies of the new CD "2" will be available from Bandcamp
from November 23rd and from the band at gigs.
the album is also available as a digital download from itunes and spotify etc .

nice review of the album:

November dates:
november 23rd - spinning top, stockport
november 24th - musketeer, leigh

the new album master has been sent for duplication and we should have copies soon.
it will also be available online soon.



Salford City Radio aired a one hour special with Nick on October 18th 2018
where Nick talked about his career, played live in the studio and played new tracks from the forthcoming album.
it's available to listen to here.

please note: october 27th at ashfield, huddersfield now cancelled

first UK radio play for new song "Happy Ever After"
Salford City Radio October 11th 2018

October dates:

october 6th - arden arms, stockport
october 27th - ashfield, huddersfield


mastering for album once Nick returns from USA

September gigs:
september 15th - three crowns, bolton
september 23rd -hosting whittles jam, oldham 6pm
september 28th - talbot arms, settle


last two songs now mixed for the new album

August dates:
august 1st - eagle & child, whitefield
august 10th - talbot, burnley
august 11th - same yet inn, prestwich



great gig at the Steamer in Fleetwood and we met the legend that is Syd Little

mixing of the new album continues
this month's only live date:
july 13th - the steamer, fleetwood


final dates for June:
june 29th - admiral lord rodney, colne
june 30th - doghouse, ramsbottom
plus support from ashley's midnight blues band - 8pm start

a couple of september gigs moved to new dates
details on dates page.

live dates for june:
june 15th - blind pig, sowerby bridge
june 16th - the club, congleton
june 29th - admiral lord rodney, colne
june 30th - doghouse, ramsbottom


great performance by Nick in Salem, Oregon during the USA tour

no live dates in May as Nick is touring in the USA



final live UK date until june is:
april 15th - big house blues bar, darwen at 5pm
come see Nick's new guitar

mixing for the album now underway

live dates in april:
april 7th - the brook, ramsbottom
april 14th - talbot, burnley
april 15th - big house blues bar, darwen - 5pm

new album about ready for mixing & artwork being prepared.

live dates:
march 23rd - dime bar, bradford
march 24th - spinning top, stockport
march 25th - cross keys, siddal, halifax - 3pm

march 2nd - talbot arms, settle - postponed due to extreme weather conditions stranding Nick in Scotland.
re-arranged date september 28th

here's a video of a 'raging sea' song unplugged

great start to the month with a feature on Salford City Radio
listen here:

february's gigs are:
february 2nd - admiral lord rodney, colne
february 10th - arden arms, stockport
february 24th - birches, whitworth near rochdale

vocals and guitar recording finished - pixie dust percussion next!!

continuing with recording for the new album
and resuming live dates starting with:

january 13th - dungeon, tottington
january 27th - postponed to february 24th
january 31st - eagle & child, whitefield



recording guitars this week.

Just in!
Extra gig put in at the Cross Keys in Siddal, Halifax on
Sunday December 10th starting at 3pm.


No band activity this month and no live dates planned until January 2018
as Nick is in the USA.
Recording of the second album is ongoing for release early next year.


Great gig at Cross Keys, Siddal to wind up our 2017 gigs.
More recording of the drums for the next album this week before we break
for a month whilst both Nick & Mike go to the USA (but not at the same time!!)
and Carl rummages for goodies in his joke closet!

recording basic drum tracks this week and
we will be at: cross keys, siddal near halifax on sunday october 15th - starting at 3pm

we begin recording for the next album this week and
the final raging sea gig will be at:
cross keys, siddal near halifax on sunday october 15th - starting at 3pm

here are the band gigs for october:
october 7th - birches, whitwworth, rochdale
october 15th - cross keys, siddal near halifax - 3pm

recording for the next album starts in late october and then
both mike and nick, but not together, spend time in the USA .

september gigs:
september 1st - the musketeer, leigh
september 2nd - the brook, ramsbottom
september 23rd - dungeon tottington

fantastic weekend at both colne and congleton festivals,
thanks for inviting us!

this weekend we'll be at colne blues festival on saturday
and congleton jazz & blues festival on sunday
and we'll have a new run of CDs with us

dates for August:
august 4th - admiral lord rodney, colne
august 5th - spinning top, stockport
august 9th - eagle & child, whitefield
august 11th - towler, tottington
august 12th - doghouse, ramsbottom
august 26th - colne blues festival - duke of lancaster 4pm
august 26th - colne blues festival - admiral lord rodney - 7.30pm
august 27th - congleton blues - the club 5pm

No dates in July as band members take vacations and Nick tours in the
USA with Reunion Beatles
meanwhile, here is a new video for the EP1 track "If You Got The Money"

Nick's response to the tragic event in Manchester....
You Cant Fight Love
with new audio

June dates:
June 2nd - The Musketeer, Leigh
June 3rd - Spinning Top, Stockport
June 10th - Rose & Crown, Greetland

May 26th - Due to personal circumstances, tonight's gig at the Blind Pig
has had to be postponed to another date.

May 25th
Nick's response to the event in Manchester....You Cant Fight Love

we have uploaded a new video for the EP1 track "Supersonic" - view it here

May shows are as follows:
May 7th - Cross Keys, Siddal, Halifax- 3pm
May 14th - Kings Head, Huddersfield - 3pm
May 20th - Jolly Carter, Bolton
May 26th - Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge

Just confirmed: two shows at Colne Blues Festival on August 26th -
Duke Of Lancaster - 4pm
Admiral Lord Rodney - 7.30pm

plus Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival on August 27th -
The Club - 5pm

April gigs:
Friday 21st at Admiral Lord Rodney cancelled





with Dave Good Nick appeared as a special guest on Dave Good's Easter tour
with Dave Good

with Dave Good


Fantastic return to UK live shows at the Spinning Top in Stockport.

Nick is in the USA for the whole of March, live dates resume in April at the following venues:
april 8th - spinning top, stockport
april 21st - admiral lord rodney, colne
april 22nd - old white horse, ainsworth

Resumed live gigging after the Christmas break on January 7th to promote the new EP.
New EP featuring three tracks released january 12th - buy it here
also available on itunes, amazon, googleplay and spotify.


Continued to play gigs throughout North West England and West Yorkshire.
During the summer, Carl Mallison took over as the band's full time drummer.
Studio rehearsals in August were filmed for future promotional use.
In November the band recorded two new songs at Studio Studio in Whitworth, Lancashire.
The plan is to release an EP in January 2017.

July 2015
Real XS in Manchester played  Outta Your Love as their "Future Classic" at 6.20, 8.20 and 10.20pm on Monday 27th. Naturally we are all very excited with what was said.
If you would like to hear what was said click the link here
Sunday 20th September 2015  
We played at The Ramsbottom Festival on 'Tother stage. We had a real blast and a superb reaction from the audience. We needed to finish at 4pm so we finished bang on 4pm. (proper professionals us 'y know!)  and everyone wanted more. Big thanks to everyone who was there and the stage crew.  
23rd September 2015   
More airplay from Real XS with exceptionally positive comments  
October 2015  
After the gig at the Ramsbottom Festival a journalist from the Bolton News asked us a few questions and they have just been published!! We are really excited by this  so if you want to take a look (and we'd really like you to) you can click  on this link  
November 2015
Played at the Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester for Real XS. This was Carl's debut gig with the band.