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- Posted on Nov 25th 2009 10:36AM by Richard Moore
Capacity: 120, or if you're hiring the balcony bar, 60.
Come to see: Cult and rising indie kids, a bit of alternative hip hop, hardcore, post rock, intimate solo performances and the odd bit of raucous rock. The Railer -- as it's known locally -- also features performances from up-and-coming comedians and the Friday night Lonely Hearts Club which features guest DJs and live bands.
The atmosphere: Cherished. The Railway is the only live music venue in Winchester so if there's a show or a club night on you can be sure that those packed inside will be making the most of it.
You saw them here first: Some seriously big names have played this tiny venue over the last 14 years. These include an intimate 2005 Christmas show from then rising stars Razorlight, a visit from Kasabian in January 2004, the Feeling in February 2006 and once upon a time PJ Harvey.
Claim to fame: The Railer used to be a stable and apparently, as local legend has it, a brothel too. Since these humble and somewhat dubious beginnings the club now has a brand new PA . Locals have been relying on it as the townlive music for around 14 years.
You should also know: The Railer is, appropriately enough, right next door to Winchester's actual railway station so if you fancy travelling by train to the venue you won't have very far to walk.
Booking now: Ugly Duckling, King Skid, Dave McPherson (InMe), Sons of Albion, Up C Down C, Holly Walsh, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Jackie Leven.