HAVING played all the biggest festivals, the most talked about clubs around the World, and even Top Of The Pops, its about time the Freestylers arrived at the Subscription Rooms and they will be appearing with an appropriately impressive local support this Friday 4th November from 8.30pm for what looks to be a sell-out gig.

The Freestylers have achieved the kind of success most artists can only dream of, and now after two years in the studio, Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey are about to launch a veritable assault on the Music scene with the release of their new Album, aptly titled: ‘The Coming Storm’. From being voted ‘Best Band’ by Muzik Magazine, to touring with Lenny Kravitz on his American Woman Tour, rocking a crowd of 30,000 at Glastonbury Festival, performing at MTV’s Times Square Millennium Party, playing Big Day Out – it’s fair to say these guys have had one big adventure so far, and it’s testament to the reputation of our small town that the DJs have chosen to appear here.

They’ll be joined on the evening by Barry Ashworth, one of the music industry’s great characters. He’s been through many twists and turns over the last 25 years, but now his band the Dub Pistols headline sell-out shows and festivals all across the world. Larger than life and media savvy with a constantly buzzing demeanour that makes for highly engaging company, Barry was one of the so-called ‘summer of love’ originals in the late 1980s alongside electronic music contemporaries such as Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling.

Every summer the Dubs play two or three festival gigs per weekend, and have played all the major UK ones such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Womad, Secret Garden Party, Big Chill, Glade, Snowbombing, Lounge On The Farm and so on – as well as many internationally. Despite – or maybe because of – some riotous performances, they always seem to be invited back. Barry Ashworth’s Dub Pistols DJ sets are an infectious blend of electronic music, breaks, ska, dub, hip-hop, and punk which has won him many fans around the globe over the last 15 years.

These two DJ heavy-weights will be joined by local favourites who are expected to more than hold their own.

Teacher Vs Monk is a musical project with local musicians Gyu (Guy Fforde) and Joe Dymond, who recently had his “Spirit of Africa Hotmix” played on Gloucester FM to a rapturous reception.

Using hardware (synths, samplers, etc) connected together with software (laptops, controllers and sequencers) Guy and Joe play loops created on the fly, along with previously recorded samples which make a completely unique set every time they play.

And the EXCELLENT DJ Jamie Rainbow? Well, he's the excellent DJ Jamie Rainbow. Enough said.

Tickets are available from the Subscription Rooms by calling 01453 756900 or online via www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk