Beats 'n' pieces

* Amanaboutadog will be performing some of their original music at Hitchin s Club 85, Whinbush Road, on March 12. The band s members, Claire, Ben, Tozzy and Andy, will be joined by The Sunshine Variety and This Interview. * Cuban jazz and salsa violinist

* Amanaboutadog will be performing some of their original music at Hitchin's Club 85, Whinbush Road, on March 12.

The band's members, Claire, Ben, Tozzy and Andy, will be joined by The Sunshine Variety and This Interview.

* Cuban jazz and salsa violinist Omar Puente is the special guest of Latin jazz night club Pink Champagne, at Hitchin Town Football Club, Fishponds Road, on Sunday.

Advance tickets are £15 from Chris on 01462 431206, or email chris@pink-champagne.co.uk

* Gekko are a three piece funk rock band who write and perform all of their own material.

They cite Jimi Hendrix and Blind Melon as two of their influences and are playing at The Red Lion, Stevenage, tomorrow (Friday).

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* The Wizard of Oz, Roland Chadwick, will be delivering a big bag of blues at the Silver Moon, Hitchin, on Saturday.

The guitarist, who hails from Down Under, said: "The blues is about the angst and uncertainty of being alive."

* The Buzzcocks are still going strong after 30 years and will be taking the stage at The Junction, Cambridge, on March 12.

Punk rock is approaching its official 30th birthday and the Buzzcocks were there at the start.

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