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First Thursday Club @ The Hourglass

All First Thursday Club gigs have been postponed until further notice owing to the coronavirus. The Hourglass is now closed. Please check here for up-to-date information on future dates. We look forward to seeing everyone later in the year!

An antidote to a mad world. On the first Thursday of each month get down in the basement for blues and Bacchic fury. Drink, dance, dally. Rob Brown will hold it all together while he falls apart. Featuring blues, roots, folk, ragtime (and bobtail), Gets/z Loose and guests. Emerge to face another bewildering month! 

The First Thursday Club @ The Hourglass also promotes live music from other genres – not necessary on a Thursday! See below for details.

All events hosted by Rob Brown @FirstThursdayClubHourglass

Tickets on the door and in advance through See Tickets:


First Thursday Club @ The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU, 8pm to 11pm

Spring and early summer gigs have been postponed until further notice. We will get James Dixon and Lewis Creaven back as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out here or at for up-to-date information.

Friday 23 October: First Thursday Club presents Vera Van Heeringen. Cost TBA


The Hourglass basement
The First Thursday Club @ The Hourglass

The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU

First Thursday of each month

Entry: £5, Door: 8pm

Gets/z Loose

Not a singer but indubitably a voice. We have recently filmed and recorded a whole gig. And we can bear to watch it – blindfold.

Hear Rob on YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. Check out the songs that lurk online:

Contact brownstheword@gmail for more details.

Blue to Brown

Blue to Brown is a father–son band playing blues and blues rock, with Rob as lead vocalist. Dom’s day job is lead guitar with Duran Duran and Blue to Brown calls on top players from name bands and the session world to provide bass, drums, keyboards and horns.

The Disappearance of Finbar

Rob sang the key narrative 'pop' song in Jonathan Rhys Meyers' first film.

Back in the days

When the days weren't numbered.
We haven't changed a bit! But the technology has. This was filmed at the Monmouth Festival. Gets/z Loose were briefly famous in Wales.

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