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Hi again - I've updated the gig list and it seems we are in for a busy time!

We did a couple of great garden parties last week, spreading the joy in lovely settings in the New Forest and West Moors...

There are developments at the Wight Bear on Tuesdays - we now have support acts! They cover 7pm - 7:45ish until we take over with a request show. We welcomed the awesomely amusing Plastic Jeezus last week. Soon we have two-thirds of Murphy's Lore (authentic beautiful folky stuff) joining us, and the brilliant Scarlett Bow will be bringing her cabaret/ comedy/ accordion/ amazing vocals in a few weeks' time. In between special guests, our regular special guest is the excellent Sean Harding with his acoustic and soulful treatements of popular covers (and the occasional original). It's really nice to mix it up with some great other local musos so make sure you get there early so as not to miss these acts!

Hi all. We're continuing to rock the Wight Bear every Tuesday and hopefully from the 20 July you won't even have to book!


Britain's Favourite 80s Songs. The 1980s were a decade of bold style, colours, and silhouettes— and heaping amounts of permed hair. With trends spanning from ripped tights and biker jackets to polished oversized blazers and poof skirts, and style icons ranging from Joan Jett to Joan Collins.1982 when ABC, Culture Club, Musical Youth, Tears for Fears, the Stranglers, Kraftwerk, the Jam, Yazoo, and the Goombay Dance Band made their way up the charts

Chart Busting Songs 1982

January 1981 revealed the identity of the so-called Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe is finally apprehended by British police, ending one of the largest manhunts in history. For five years, investigators had pursued every lead in an effort to stop the serial killer who terrorized Northern England. Clothes were used to define personalities and make big statements with 1980s fashion as art and Sloane Street had a massive influence on what young people were prepared to wear.

Super Songs of 1981

1980 was celebrated by The Pretenders with the first UK Number One of the Eighties on 19th January where they hit the top of the charts with Brass in Pocket it was the bands third single giving them one of their biggest hits. This was very much the focus as The 1980s reflected the beginning of a period of excessive income disparity where the focus on material comfort was reflected in the lyrics and music of the time. 

Fantastic Songs 1980

Possibly due to the number of Christmas hits released in the 1970s meant that acts in the 1980s brought out singles or albums aimed specifically at the festive charts, that elusive spot in the top 40, aiming for the top ten all with their eye on the saught after Christmas number one. It was back in 2014 Blinkbox conducted a new study into the United Kingdoms favourite festive songs, Popular Christmas songs which you would include on your playlist with 36 per cent voting for the 1980s as the decade that produced the most seasonal classics. We love our Christmas Music and they feature songs which make every Christmas compilation album, some creating more controversy than others. It's true that Christmas songs from the 1980s remain a major part of our festive soundtrack, including some bona fide Christmas classics.

80s Christmas Hits

Not sure if you are aware of this but those of you who enjoy listening to the vibrant sound of Bournemouth Band The Pudenski Brothers can catch up with Martin at the virtual Wight Bear on Tuesday Evenings at 07:30. The Wight Bear through Jodie one of the staff is hosting a virtual pub with live music from Martin from his musical attic. To go along to the virtual gig you need to have access to Zoom. Zoom can be run on mobile phones, tablets and computers and gives you a way of socialising like we did pre Covid-19 in the comfort of your own home. If you had been at the bear on Tuesday you would have seen a shameless plug for Google Reviews as well

Who's Zooming Who?

Bournemouth Band The Pudenski Brothers

Welcome to the Pudenski Brothers website, one of the live party bands for hire on the South Coast playing gigs with high energy in the music scene around the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area for your enjoyment and memories. If you are looking for an 80s musician or band and can get out to one of the venues we play or check availability on our list of gigs we will make sure you get the famous Pudenski Brothers welcome. We are a totally live band who don't use backing tracks as our band members guitarist and vocalist Martin and percussionist Craig play acoustic instruments and sing to classic 1980s songs. 

Bournemouth Band

Stay at Home - Protect the NHS - Save Lives

We are not journalists, just a friendly band in Bournemouth here at the Pudenski Brothers, however, we do care about the community that we live in. You will have heard this advice many times this week, and we do hope that unlike last weekend more people are able to follow this guidance. The evidence that the COVID-19 epidemic is spreading has been seen this week in government and royalty with high profile symptoms and confirmed results.

This is our 2nd Community Post, you can read Community Post #1 here  

Protect The NHS

We are not journalists, just friendly musicians in Southbourne here at the Pudenski Brothers, however, we do care about the community that we live in. We like to entertain the community when we are out playing gigs around the local area and we cannot do this at the moment. We have put together some community information which may be of help to all of you like us struggling to get our head around the changes that we all have to make to our lifestyle and quickly.

You Have The Power

The Wight Bear

Tuesday Evening's in Southbourne get busy down at the The Wight Bear micro pub. The Wight Bear is a pub located in Southbourne on Sea in Dorset and Martin and Craig musicians who play a very personal acoustic performance here most Tuesday Evening's. You may want to come along to listed to a harmony from Craig, or a Dad joke from Martin, either way you will definately get to hear some of the best live music in Bournemouth tonight.

The Wight Bear

Acoustic 80s Covers

The 1980s have a special place in today's popular music culture as the '80s gave birth to a lot of legendary bands and artists. The electro melodies instrumental hooks and beats were replacing traditional music,  heavily influenced by the availability of Electronic-music, synthesizers creating the Synth-pop era, which peaked in the late 1970s to mid-1980s. It wasn't just about the listeners though, The Music-industry was all about image due to the popularity of the music video, electronica appeared to take over Rock-and-Roll. 

Acoustic 80s Covers