Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Keith Luckey at Charters, Peterborough, Sunday 17 November. 3 pm.

Keith Luckey is playing at Charters, Peterborough, Sunday 17 November.

Downbeat 3 pm..

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Gilad Atzmon Quartet Sunday 10 November 2019 at Peterborough Jazz Club

Gilad  Atzmon Quartet Sunday 10 November 
at Peterborough Jazz Club

Gilad Atzmon and his Quartet will be playing in The Boizot Lounge at Peterborough New Theatre on Sunday 10th November.  If you have never seen Gilad, please come along. You will be amazed at his talent and sound

Doors open 7.00 pm
Music starts 7.30 pm Tickets £15

Gilad  Atzmon Quartet
 Gilad Atzmon is an acclaimed International saxophonist and clarinetist and tours extensively around the world with his Quartet. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003 and in 2013 his Metropolis album was voted top CD of the year by the Jazz Journal Critics Poll. Gilad's fiery, fluent playing and remarkable technique have established him as one of the most talented saxophonists on the world stage, performing a mix of classic jazz standards and originals with an energy and enthusiasm that is hugely infectious.  As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album The Endless River (Anisina).

“A master...a giant with formidable international reputation “ -  The Guardian

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Klezmer-ish - 'Dusty Road' New Album Tour ***Booking Now for 2020

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New album out on World Music Network Record Label
From rip-roaring klezmer and dynamic tango, to their self-penned gypsy- jazz, Klezmer-ish bring a trademark twist to whatever genre takes their fancy. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers. Four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Their fittingly titled new album ‘Dusty Road’ sees the band freeing themselves from the "shackles" of the rigid hierarchy of the orchestra as they explore the music of immigrants from various cultural backgrounds who left their homelands in pursuit of a better life.
As their name implies, Klezmer-ish cannot simply be pigeonholed as a straight-ahead Klezmer act, but rather a band with an incredibly diverse and forever expanding repertoire, built up over the three years that they've been performing. Bound together in the true spirit of intercultural exchange, their music is always on the move, like the travelling peoples that it reflects. As Connie, the bands accordionist and violinist, points out, "These peoples took their musical traditions with them and as much as they influenced the music scene wherever they settled, so was their music influenced by the cultures they encountered in their new-found homes. Klezmer music of Jewish immigrants, tangos by Piazzolla (who grew up in Argentina as a son of Italian immigrants) or the gypsy jazz of St├ęphane Grappelli & Django Reinhardt (the fantastic collaboration of a classically trained French/Italian violinist with a self-taught gypsy guitarist) are all examples of amazing musical fusions."
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Klezmer-ish (new album out on World Music Network in 2020)
Like their music, the band's approach is incredibly flexible and democratic, as guitarist and vocalist Rob acknowledges, "We all play equal parts in the quartet. No one is purely accompaniment or the main voice, but we constantly swap roles. Even Marcel on the bass very often takes the leading part and plays the melody rather than just sticking to the bass line as you would expect. This certainly introduces an unusual sound world." It's an approach very much in evidence on the classic album opener 'Klezmer's Freilach' where the band bring in and out of focus each instrumental element to the music. This gives the music a fluidity and constantly changing dynamism unto its own, as the album takes you on a wide-ranging journey of musical styles from Klezmer, tango, gypsy- jazz and beyond.
What makes Klezmer-ish so special is their passion for exploring exciting new areas whilst retaining the grounded excellence of their rigorous training as classical musicians. The band however play with a palpable sense of freedom and are not aiming for perfect renditions of the originals or trying to play in an 'authentic' style, but rather to tailor these pieces to their own personal taste and give them their own unique twist. Whether it be the re- interpreting of tango pieces 'Volver' and 'Kicho' by the genres most famous sons Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, or letting loose on multi- instrumentalist Rob's two self-penned gypsy- jazz inspired compositions 'September Sun' and 'Dusty Road', their approach is always true and respectful to the genre whilst at the same time offering a distinctly fresh approach.
From the deeply moving Hebrew song by Shem Tov Levi 'Amud Ha'Esh', which was used for the documentary television series of the Israel Broadcasting Authority "Pillar Of Fire" in 1981, to the greatly contrasting Romanian tunes 'Pendelasul Fetelor' and 'Doina And Street Melody', this collection of a dozen pieces demonstrates the bands outward looking approach and desire to challenge themselves outside of the hierarchical structure and strict rules of the symphony orchestra. In the words of the band "There is no such thing with Klezmer- ish. No boss! All equals. No rules or regulations. It is all led by the music, and by the mutual respect we have for each other's talent."
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Friday, 1 November 2019

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys - Booking Now For 2020

Now Booking For 2020 and Beyond

The rocking, rolling, swinging, jumping and jiving goodtime vintage rhythm & blues that is


"The genuine article, dedicated to shaking you up and swinging you into the middle of next week"  - The Observer
"Superb, a stunning range of ability, smack dab in the style of Louis Jordan and Eddie Ceanhead Vinson" - Now Dig This

“Behind the fun and rollicking good times lies an outfit skilled enough for the horns to come on with the bite and precision of the Basie Band” - The Guardian
"A roaring band that comes at you like the Wabash Cannonball" - Dave Gelly

"To  those who say that swing is a musical form best left to the Americans, prepare to be proven wrong - this British combo is bullet-proof!" - Atomic Magazine, New York

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys
On the road since 1988

Probably the leading swing, blues and rhythm & blues band on the planet - pure vintage!

Now Taking Bookings For 2020 and beyond - for more information, call Tim Jennings on +44121 454 7020 or email
Big Bear Music
PO Box 944
B16 8UT

Grimsby Folk Club Programme - November 2019

Grimsby Folk Club November 2019

3rd: Spotlight Night Spotlight Night Folk club members and those from the wider acoustic scene.
Beard & Papps, Del Scott Miller, Eddie Weeks, Ian Mather not running order
10th Club Club night, everyone welcome. Sing, play, read poetry or just listen.

17th Tommy Sands Tommy Sands Tommy's songs, like There were Roses, and Daughters and Sons, which have been recorded by Joan Baez, Kathy Matthea, Dolores Keane, Sean Keane, Frank Patterson, Dick Gaughan, The Dubliners and many others have been translated into many languages and are currently included in the English language syllabus in German secondary schools.
Tommy Sands's Web Site
24th Phil Cockerham Trio Phil Cockerham Trio Phil came to spotlight night with one of the members of his trio, they wowed the audience, with humour and good musicain ship, and vowed to return, so here is the Trio, Phil Dave & Dickie
Phil Cockerham Trio's facebook page

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Birds of Chicago @ Kirton In Lindsay Town Hall on 1st November 2019



with support from DANNY BRADLEY
'Birds of Chicago reassert the simple notion that beautiful word and music can tap a deep vein of emotion.  They seduce you with their joyous, intimate, rousing and hauntingly evocative lyrics.'

Birds of Chicago are the collective centred around Jeremy (JT) Lindsay and Allison Russell.  On their current UK Tour they will be joined by ace guitarist Steve Dawson,
Prior to 2012 Jeremy and Allison played in different bands, Allison with Po' Girl and Jeremy with JT & The Clouds.  Both played at THL with these bands.  They joined forces in 2013, and Jeremy found himself a transcendental vocal muse in Allison and the band honed it's chops by playing 200 shows a year between 2013 & 2017.  Together, there is a unmistakable chemistry, with Jeremy finding the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms.  Both sing, Jeremy plays guitar, whilst Allison plays banjo, percussion and out of this world clarinet.
Their latest album 'Love in Wartime' contains one memorable song after another, with each tune creating it's own musical suite filled with spiraling melodic beauty.  With 'Love in Wartime' they have created a buzz and have broken through to a much wider audiences throughout America the UK and Europe.  It particularly the cast at Festivals, where over the last two summers they have played Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Sky Festival and the Shrewsbury Folk Festival among others.
Support will come form THL favourite DANNY BRADLEY. who we feel is the perfect match for Birds of Chicago.  Besides being an excellent  Danny is a unique and distinctive voice.  He is so well liked by THL audiences, that has been called back to play encores in each of his six previous solo appearances.  He is that good.

This concert will be up there with the best of 2019.  Don't miss it.

Advance Tickets are £14.00 and can be obtained from the Costcutter store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230 or or from

Venue:  Town Hall, Market Square, Kirton in Lindsey, N Lincs, DN21 4LZ

 and then on

The Mighty Doonans are back for their fifth appearance in five years, albeit six months later than normal.  A great night is guaranteed.  The previous four concerts have been sell outs and it looks like this one will be no different.  Tickets are selling well, get yours before they are gone. 

They are priced at £14.50 and can be obtained from the Costcutter store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230 or or from

The Mighty Doonans were formed from The Doonan Family Band, that included the then youngsters Mick Doonan, Kevin Doonan, Phil Murray  and Stu Luckley.  On forming The Mighty Doonans the four were joined by Ian 'Walter' Fairburn, along with the 'next generation' family members Frances Doonan, Rosie Doonan, Ben Murray and Jamie Luckley.
The band have the ability to blend different genres of music, dance and the occasional joke into their act.  It leads to a thoroughly enjoyable evening that delights every audience they play in front of.  They deliver the traditions and influences with powerhouse arrangements, such as Same Cooke's 'Bring it on Home' and sensitive interpretations of songs like Eddie Pickford's 'Johnny Miner'.

To complete our 2019 Programme the last show of the year, on
Saturday 14th December features THE ELLES BAILEY BAND

It will be the perfect way to end the year.  Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving roots, blues and soul music to give her songs a contemporary edge.  She is a powerhouse performer. She will be joined on stage by her stellar band that includes Joe Wilkins on guitar, Ruth Hammond on keyboards, Mattew Waer on bass and Matthew Jones on drums.  Support: Phil King
Tickets for this concert are priced at £13.50 and are already selling well, don't miss out.


On SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY it's another evening with WILSON & WAKEMAN
For more information on these concerts visit

Bring Your Friends for a Great Night Out and Save on Tickets!

We would like as many people as possible to come and enjoy the concerts we put on. Why not ask your friends?
Any person buying 6 tickets up to one week before any concert will get £1 off the ticket price on all tickets purchased.
This offer is available only by ringing Brian on 01652 649230 or emailing

Looking for a place to stay or just a pre match meal?
Try The George Hotel which is just 20m from the Town Hall

Special pre-show offer - Two bar meals for £12
between 5 & 6pm.
(pre bookings only - ring 01652 640600)
or book a overnight stay for a special price of £80 for two people (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)


Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Trial of Cato at Grimsby Folk Club Sunday 27 October, 2019

The Trial of Cato The band who have taken the UK folk scene by storm since returning to these shore in 2016 Praised for the diversity of their material and influences. The Trials of Cato live show "invariably stuns audiences wherever they play."
The Trial of Cato  at Grimsby Folk Club Sunday 27 October

The Trial of Cato's Web Site                           (£8.00 Members £10.00 Guests)            

Barbara Dickson is at Lincoln Drill Hall on Thursday 7 November, 2019.

Barbara and pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs in this special acoustic performance, drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits
Tickets from 01522 873894

Lincoln Drill hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY.

The Thursday Thing at Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar - October/November 2019

The Thursday  Thing at Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar - October/November 2019