Stray's 'Live' Lounge...

...Friday Nights from 6:30pm

Stray’s Live Lounge is the perfect way to relax, unwind and start your weekend…

‘Live’ lounge on Friday nights at our Newark store (except 1st of the month) sees various duos and trios, providing live jazz, blues, funk and more, creating a slightly more laid back vibe than our ticketed jazz gigs. Enjoy our house band P.R.S. performing their own, edgy versions of jazz, funk, pop and blues, as well as other great outfits including Elliot Lewis, Hubtone Disco, Rachael Johnson and more…


  • Doors open at 6:30pm and we serve drinks until 11:00pm. Our Tapas menu is available from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • We have a mix of soft, comfy sofas/chairs with low tables and more formal seating areas. Please let us know if you prefer to dine formally and we’ll do our best to allocate your table accordingly
  • Live music starts at 8:00pm. There are a few band-side seats, so if you want to watch the performance, we recommend you get in early!
  • These events do not require booking.

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What about our Friday Jazz Sessions?

They’re still on – check the Friday Jazz Sessions page for ticket info…


Swing Zippers

Stray's Live Lounge, Newark 17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Notts, United Kingdom

A stunning instrumental guitar duo performing a sumptuous blend of gypsy jazz, Latin, pop and swing...


Stray's Live Lounge, Newark 17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Notts, United Kingdom

JUKEBOX - jazz, blues, Latin, soul, pop and more...

Fiona Stein

Stray's Live Lounge, Newark 17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Notts, United Kingdom

'live' lounge with Fiona Stein and Andy Tytherleigh

P.R.S. is Simon Potts (drums), Steve Rodda (guitar) and Stray’s own Mat Short (bass). Mat & Steve originally played on Sundays at the Newark store as part of a guitar trio. Mat met Si as part of playing with the superb Groove Merchants, led by our good friend departed, guitarist Chris Green.

Si Potts joined Mat & Steve for a date back in 2017 and the three of them haven’t looked back!

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P.R.S. gig every Friday at Stray’s, supporting the headline acts at each venue, but you can see them as a trio at various venues across the Midlands, including regular slots at The Pelican in Nottingham, The Bees Knees in Laneham and with various artists at the Mason’s Arms in Louth, to name a few.

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