GRANGEMOUTH TOWN HALL saw Brian Guthrie promoting larger touring bands in the early 1980's.
GRANT'S ORIENT EXPRESS was a basement bar which hosted regular self-promoted bands between 1987 and 1990.
The IMPERIAL hosted gigs organised by Bruce Tait & Alan Shields. Bruce says of the venue: "It grew out of the prolific band scene from Grangemouth High School, and ran for about 2 years, from 1982 - 1984. I stumbled across Marillion one night at the Tamdhu in Bannockburn and hung about with them in the summer of 1982 on their "Saliva Tears" Tour - organising their gig at the International (The Nash!) in August 1982. This was about a year before they signed with EMI and went on to big things. I met some other of the Prog bands that were around at the time and started putting them on at the Imperial, as well as the bands we were all in from high school, plus various other local bands. The first gig was Mikifin, and the second was Stealer. The Prog bands who played were all fairly big on the UK circuit at the time, but none really made it like Marillion did. They included Pendragon, Solstice and Quasar. The local bands were mostly rock - White Dwarf, Blackout, Brahnseer etc. but one fateful night we double booked Brahnseer and Dead Neighbours which ended in a big punchup - David (Rocky) Roxburgh of Brahnseer and Grant McDowell (of Dead Neighbours) ended up spending the night in Grangemouth nick (ironic as Grant went on to be a Policeman himself). The "Impy" as it was known ended suddenly when we booked a fairly big rock band called Chevy for a big fee and only got about 15 punters. To my shame I did a runner and left my partner Alan Shields to deal with 5 massive, hairy rockers wanting their money (well it was Al who booked them!)".
The INTERNATIONAL HOTEL saw the Grangemouth Folk Club running gigs here in 1977. Between 1979 and 1981 Brian Guthrie ran gigs here, attracting local acts and touring national bands as well. The venue eventually stopped putting bands on, leaving Guthrie to find somewhere new, which he did, initially at the Maharatta, and then at the Bon Accord in 1982.
LAFFERTY'S BAR had bands between 2001 and 2003.
The LEAPARK HOTEL was a large hall where future ITV anchorman Nicky Docherty was DJ and promoter in the early 1980's. It was later the scene of the first Grangemouth Rock Festival, in 1986, but did tend to be too large for a single band to play.
The MAHARATTA has put on the very occasional gig over the years.
MONTGOMERY'S saw regular bands between 1989 and 1991.
OXGANG HOTEL was host to two Grangemouth Rock Festivals in the late 1980's, as well as the occasional self-promoted live act, as well as a couple of acts in 2001.
RENDEZVOUS saw a couple of bands in 2000.
The TAVERN has ran bands since 2002.
The 00 BAR put on gigs in 2006.
The BOND CLUB was run by Denis Setterington back in the 1960's.
GIRSY NICOLS put on bands between 1996 and 1998, and then sometimes since then.
The JUBILEE put on bands in 1996.
The KINNEIL BAR put on bands between 1983 and 1984.
LA FABRIQUE was a club/cabaret venue in the 1970's.
MCTAVISH'S had bands playing in 1981.
SLOOPY'S was a live venue in the late 1960's.
The WYND had bands playing in 1992.
LARBERT & STENHOUSEMUIR
The DOBBIE HALL saw regular dances (with live music) throughout the 1960's (Gene Vincent once played there!) and still hosts the occasional larger concert. In 2005 Grubowski's owner Ronnie Jenkins (along with his son-in-law, David Walker) promoted a couple of gigs.
GRUBOWSKI'S put regular bands on from 1999 until the present day, promoting new / young / unsigned bands on a Wednesday night, a jam session on Thursdays (started by the Raw Elvis guys in 2003), and usually covers bands on a Friday. The venue is owned and run by Ronnie Jenkins, who also promotes at the Dobbie Hall. The venue was to close in May 2007.
The PLOUGH HOTEL had jazz bands since 2002, and was host to the Falkirk Jazz Festival from 2005 - 2007.
DENNY & DUNPIACE
The ANCHOR INN (Dunipace) hosted bands between 1989 and 1990.
The PINES (Denny) hosted self-promoted bands in 1987.
CHEQUERS BAR - ran some cabaret type gigs in the early 1980's.
The CROSSBOW ran gigs between 1977 and 1979, and then again in 1999.
The HENRY BEGG DISCO had some live acts in 1969.
BEAT ROUTE (Laurieston) was a live venue in the late 1960's.
The CLAREMONT INN (Polmont) had regular bands between 1994 and 1995, then again in 2000.
CLUB TOMAY (Brightons) had many a big act playing in the 1960's.