Thursday, 13 December 2012

Lincoln Drill Hall Gigs Spring 2013

Lincoln Drill Hall

Free School Lane

Lincoln LN2 1EY

Box Office 01522 873894

Thursday 24 January 8pm Burns Night Ceilidh Party
Celebrate Burns night with some fun Scottish Ceilidh dancing and the music and poetry of the great Robert Burns at this informal party night led by the incomparable Liam Robinson & chums.Tickets: £8

 Wednesday 6 February 8pm Good Friday: The Clinical Depression Concept Album Show™
In 2009, David Parkin suffered from clinical depression. As he recovered he taught himself how to play the piano and found himself writing an album about his breakdown. Taking to the stage with two talented multi-instrumentalists and direction from New Art Club’s Pete Shenton, David chats between songs and tells us of the breakdown and of the love affair between man and piano that blossomed as he wrote the album. Expect beautiful music, scary music, funny music, a bass, a knife, a glockenspiel, the stars at night, two cellos, extremely dry humour and a large black dog. Falling somewhere between a play with music and a live music gig this event should not be missed! Tickets: £10

Saturday 9 February 8pm New Jazz 5 & Jazzpac present The Walter Smith III Quartet
This is a rare opportunity to see one of the most important figures in jazz music today. Join Walter Smith III as he makes his inaugural UK tour as a band leader with this all-American quartet.
Smith is among the most celebrated tenor saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his instantly recognisable sound and ground breaking albums and is the first choice of tenorist for US superstars such as Terence Blanchard and Christian McBride. Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions / £7 students)

 Friday 15 February 7pm – 10.30pm Elliott Morris & Chris Woods
Join us for an unusual evening of brilliant and original guitar music from two extraordinary and charismatic performers and a chance to watch Ockham’s Razor!
During the extended interval while most of the audience watch Not Until We Are Lost there will be a chance for a few people to take part in a guitar masterclass with Chris & Elliott.Tickets: £10 (including the masterclass) or £20 (including ticket to see Not Until We Are Lost at 8.30pm)

 Friday 1 March 8pm Spring Ceilidh with The Liam Robinson Dance Band
Come along and enjoy some fun traditional dancing that everyone can take part in. No previous experience necessary and suitable for all ages and abilities. Musician and dance caller Liam Robinson has performed across Europe and North America at events from small house dances to large festivals. His band, featuring Tim Walker on percussion and brass and Nina Zagorski on piano, bring you some of the best traditional dance music around including many tunes local to the area.  A great night is guaranteed! Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)

Saturday 2 March 8pm New Jazz 5 presents Marlene Ver Planck
Marlene VerPlanck returns to the Drill Hall for an unmissable evening of jazz standards. She has almost everything one could ask for in a singer of classic American songs: a gorgeous sound, a solid understanding of words and story and a sure and steady feel for rhythm. In her early career she worked as a backing singer for Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Tony Bennett, emerging as a leading solo performer in the 1970s, playing Carnegie Hall to rave reviews. She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today...interpretive sensitivity and perceptive choice of songs that can be matched only by a handful of singers.’ New York Times. Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions / £7 students)

Friday 8 March Time 7.30pm The Twist
The Twist, an electrifying West End-style show bringing you the greatest musical stars of the 50’s and 60’s. Elvis, Dusty, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis, Billy Fury, Petula Clark, Eddie Cochran and Brenda Lee. Take a nostalgic trip back in time with this spectacular, vibrant, non-stop rockin’ show. Live band, dancers, comedy and incredibly authentic vocals. Set in an American Diner, Tony ‘the hair’ Tremendo runs the diner in his own calamitous way while his bubbly waitresses, the Twistettes bring laughter and dance to a vocal line-up that features over 30 songs.
Tickets: £22 (£18)

Saturday 9 March 8pm Gabby Young & Other Animals
The 7-piece Gabby Young and Other Animals was formed in 2008 and the band’s sound & look is as original as it is amazing. Young’s style combines Balkan brass, jazz and swing in a sound that has been affectionately dubbed Circus Swing. As famous for her extravagant costumes as for her soulful voice, her flamboyant show has been likened to Florence + the Machine and Paloma Faith, while her classically trained voice has been likened to that of Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Imogen Heap. This tour is to promote her second album, which is filled with often unexpectedly thoughtful, sophisticated songs that continually switch direction, from cool guitar, accordion or piano-backed balladry to furious trumpet and trombone-backed workouts.
We are playing this a lot because we love it. She is terrific live, a really big wall of sound”. Graham Norton BBC Radio 2 Support TBC Tickets: £10 adv (£12 on the day)

Saturday 16 March 8pm St Patrick’s Night with The Hooleys & friends
The definition of a Hooley is ‘to meet secretly at the homes of friends and family to drink, sing and play music.’ Preferring to bring the party into more public places, local musical legends The Hooleys return to the Drill Hall for another night of raw Celtic and European musical passion! Join us for the best way to celebrate Patrick’s Night…. but don't forget to bring your dancing shoes! Tickets: £8 in advance (£10 on the day)

Thursday 21 March 7.45 pm in the Room Upstairs The Moth Lantern
Mr Keith Presents another gig in our series of young semi acoustic acts in the Room Upstairs.
With a sound that recalls Beck, Jeff Buckley and The National, The Moth Lantern are Dan, Jason, Joanne and Eddie from Lincoln. The Moth Lantern was recently featured on Radio 1's One Music website: "Downbeat but gloriously wonderful acoustic pop with a cinematic edge, The Moth Lantern are a beguiling proposition." ‘Great stuff, we like these!’ Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music Support TBC.Tickets: £6

Friday 22 March 8pm Whole Lotta Led
After 12 years with the same line up (and having just beaten the length of time Led Zeppelin were together), Whole Lotta Led have undergone a change in line-up. Joining the band on drums is Charlie Hart, a gifted musician who has long admired John Bonham's drum style and new vocalist, Lee Pryor, who effortlessly reproduces Robert Plants amazing vocals & David Wykeham-George who, as well as playing keyboards, will also be contributing guitar and backing vocals. Don't worry though, founder members Nick Ferris (guitar) and Geoff Hunt (bass) are still there, continuing the legacy and ensuring the standard of performance is as high as it can be. If you haven't seen the band before you'll be well impressed and if you have seen the old band, come and witness the amazing changes. Whole Lotta Led just gotta Whole Lot Better. Tickets: £12.50 adv (£14.50 on the day)

Friday 5 April 7.30pm The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show
It's fun all the way as Messers Sinatra, Martin & Davis Junior, the original 'Purveyors of Cool' swing back into the Drill Hall with this fabulous show featuring some of the greatest music of the 20th century. Every song is an absolute classic Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Lady is a Tramp, That's Amore, Mack the Knife plus many more of your favourites. The BBC summed up this show in just one word 'Magnificent!'
Tickets: £20 (£18 if paid for before Christmas)

Saturday 6 April 7.30pm – 12.30am Back To The Future: Best of the 80s & 90s
This season’s Back to the Future party night is an 80s & 90s Special. Another massive night of huge floor-filling tunes and some live music too. Get your mates together and get on that dance floor!
Tickets: £6

Wednesday 10 April 8pm Feast of Fiddles
2013 sees the 20th outing of this band of friends which promises a new album launch, a booklet about the band’s history as well as the usual glorious live show. It all started in a folk club as a bit of an idea in 1993 and has developed into a UK folk-rock institution. Six of the country’s best fiddle players front a cracking band of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion. It’s all held together by the grandfather of folk-rock drumming – Dave Mattacks. The show includes solos, original and traditional songs, a few iconic rock references and theme tunes plus mighty ensemble arrangements to stir the soul and get the feet tapping.’Absolutely awesome!’ Sue Marchant, BBC East ‘The best fiddle players of a generation’ fRoots Tickets: £17

Saturday 13 April 8.00pm New Jazz 5/Jazzpac Lincolnshire present The Quentin Collins and Brandon Allen Quartet
Quentin Collins, one of Europe’s top trumpeters, was a big hit at the Drill Hall a few years ago. Tonight he is joined by the thrilling tenorist Brandon Allen, Ross Stanley, who you may remember from Lincoln performances alongside Dennis Rollins and drummer Enzo Zirilli, who provides one of the best rhythm sections around. ‘This talented quartet get a full 5 stars, not only for performing brilliantly but also for playing bright, tuneful originals that swing from start to finish’. So said The Evening Standard and who are we to argue? Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions / £7 students)

Tuesday 16 April 8pm in the Café Bar Mairearad Green & Anna Massie
This gifted young Scottish musical duo presents a delightful evening of music using an array of instruments - accordion, pipes, fiddle and banjo. Mairearad Green is renowned for her deft and lyrical accordion style while Anna Massie, as well as being one of Scotland's foremost guitarists, also excels on the fiddle, mandolin and banjo and has played with the Blazin' Fiddles, The Unusual Suspects and Eddi Reader. A real treat is in store for the audience for this one!
You guys were killing it…amazing playing’ KT Tunstall Tickets: £10

Friday 19 April 7.30pm 10CC’s Graham Gouldman & Friends
We are delighted to welcome Graham Gouldman and his 10CC bandmates Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens to the Drill Hall for one of a series of stand-alone, 90-minute acoustic performances in Intimate settings. The shows will feature 10CC classics such as I'm Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday; pre-10CC Gouldman hits such as Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window  (written for The Hollies), Heart Full of Soul and For Your Love (The Yardbirds) and No Milk Today (Herman's Hermits); as well as songs from his highly acclaimed new solo album Love And Work and some surprises too. Tickets £22.50 adv (£25 on the day)

Friday, 7 December 2012

Live Music in December
Old Nicks Tavern

01507 526862



Tues Evenings
  Jam & Open Mic Night.  Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided which includes 1 x Drum kit, 1 x bass amp plus 1 x guitar amp, please bring own instruments. 8.30pm start.

Sat 1st
Unfinished Business (Classic Rock/Blues).  This 5 piece with twin guitars and a big sound will be playing tracks that revolve around blues-influenced rock covers by the likes of Cream, Free and Gary Moore, with a few less obvious twists such as Ten Years After and Lenny Kravitz.  True classic rock / blues from the 60s and 70s.  9pm start

Sat 8th
The Mick Rutherford Band (Blues/Progressive/Classic Rock) Old Nicks welcome back this very experienced and accomplished band play, as described, heavy blues/rock and in live performances take no prisoners. They are proud to be the first of the Blues Matters family to have a top twenty hit (number 4) in the USA I-Tunes Blues Singles download chart. Not to be missed!! 9pm start

Fri 14th 
  Acoustic Night.  Our monthly session (second Friday of each month) featuring Outdoor Cats, performing an Eclectic Mix from Denver to Mars via Train, starting at 10pm.  We would also like to invite those who like to have a play and join in or, if they wish, play a few songs solo before our featured guest starts (please bring your own instruments). The idea is to enjoy a nice sedate evening soaking up the easy listening music that acoustic instruments offer.  (No Electric). 8pm start

Sat 15th    

Where’s Ted (Classic Rock covers from all eras) Experienced rockers taking you for a trip down memory lane. Well worth coming to see this well developed band. 9pm start
Sat 22nd   
The Wha? (Blues/Rock) This 4 piece from Grimsby are a classic guitar driven blues/rock band delivering timeless classic blues from an era that should never be forgotten – bone rattlin' blues at it's best. Playing a mix of covers from artist such as Hendrix, Free, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Gary Moore plus others. 9pm start.
Sun 23rd   
4pm start
MATINEE PERFORMANCE for ALL Ages + OLD NICKS XMAS PARTY (proceeds to Wish Upon A Star) featuring The Almaboobies ((Rock/Rock) coming back to rock out for the younger generation (with mum and dad), The Almboobies play a mix of covers and their outstanding originals (listen to the lyrics).  Their performance is energetic whilst keeping perfect timing. Live music aimed at ALL ages. Family entertainment. 4pm to 6pm
Xmas Eve
De Ja Vu Roadshow will entertain your every musical desires to help celebrate the festive season. 8.30pm start til late.
New Year’s Eve
De Ja Vu Roadshow will entertain your every musical desires to help celebrate to see the New Year in. 8.30pm start til late.


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Larry Garner With The Norman Beaker Band - Now Booking

Larry Garner With The Norman Beaker Band

Touring the UK and Europe March / April / May 2013

American bluesman Larry Garner has found a true musical soul mate in British blues veteran Norman Beaker.   Garner may have paid his dues in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while Beaker cut his gigging teeth in northern England with people such as Alexis Korner , Jack Bruce, Jimmy Rogers, BB King etc ; put them on stage together, and they are definitely drawing from the same musical roots.

Garners powerful vocals and expressive musicianship make him a natural front man his songs are delivered with a sense of irony with lyrics that are both meaningful and amusing, added to this Larry has a wonderfully expressive voice, is a fine guitarist and a great performer.Larry was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he picked up on the Swamp Blues music popular in that area, inspired by artistes such as Silas Hogan and Clarence Edwards, he has won just about every award including WC Handy and BB King awards

Like Larry, Norman’s songs are also full of social comment and modern day situations, this is a coming together of two modern day Troubadours with something new to say."-   


For Germany Contact Gunter Luers at Rock The Earth

 For France email  

Lady Sings The Blues - Now Booking

Lady Sings The Blues.

Val Wiseman is the featured singer with LADY SINGS THE BLUES, a loving recreation of the sensational music of the greatest of all jazz singers – BILLIE HOLIDAY.

Val holds the current British Jazz Award for Best Jazz Vocalist.
Along with her seven piece band featuring the finest of our jazz musicians, almost every one a British Jazz Award Winner, this remarkable jazz singer delivers a stunning and memorable performance that brings the audience close to how it was back then - Harlem, New York, the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s when the iconic Billie Holiday reigned supreme.
To book this unique show with its irresistible USP:

Ø Billie Holiday, alongside Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, the most memorable of 50s icons.

Ø 2011 British Jazz Award winner & 2012 Nominee of Best Vocalist: Val Wiseman

Ø Seven world class musicians: Digby Fairweather [Trumpet]; Roy Williams [Trombone]; Alan Barnes [Tenor Sax & Clarinet]; Brian Dee [Piano]; Pat McCarthy [Guitar]; Len Skeat [Double Bass]; Bobby Worth [Drums].

Ø Seldom-heard repertoire evoking the Golden Days of Jazz performed exactly in that idiom – absolutely unique.

Call Jim Simpson or Tim Jennings at
Big Bear Music
Tel: 0121 454 7020 Email:

Big Bear Music
Po Box 944
B16 8UT, England

Tel: 0121 454 7020
Fax: 0121 454 9996

Mablethorpe Christmas Market 8th December

Mablethorpe Christmas Market 8th December with live entertainment and buskers.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Keith Luckey at the Victoria Pub Lincoln Saturday 1st December

Keith Luckey at the Victoria Pub Lincoln Saturday 1st December 
Keith Luckey will be playing playing a selection of Old Style R@B, Skiffle and sad country songs, as well as a selection of fifties and sixties favourites at the Victoria Pub in Lincoln on Saturday 1st of December and it all kicks off at around 9pm.

No backing tracks, just good old fashion live music.

Singing along optional but advised!

The Victoria
6 Union Road Lincoln LN1 3BJ

01522 541000


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Coffee Bar Cowboys Live at The Strugglers Lincoln

"Three Chords and the Truth"
Coffee Bar Cowboys Live at The Strugglers Lincoln. Sunday 25 November from 5 pm
For some Wang-dang-doodle and lo-fi punkabilly come along and bounce to the ounce with your favourite cowboy outfit on Sunday 25 November
In case you don’t know who they are The Coffee Bar Cowboys are Roger 'The Thin White Duke' Williams, Washboard and Harmonica, Keith Luckey Vocals/Guitar and the mighty Mr. Maurice Mulligan playing an awesome array of instruments including Bass, Guitar, Mandolin and Ukulele.
The Coffee Bar Cowboys play a selection of 50s & 60s pop, rock n roll, skiffle, country and blues. The boys can sometimes be found busking 'uphill' in Lincoln. If you want a good time and an evening of carbon neutral entertainment then these are the boys for you!
Real Ale, cranky music and one or two surprises in store at the Strugglers on Sunday.

The Strugglers Inn
83 Westgate Lincoln LN1 3BG
01522 535 023

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Movember @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Movember at Lincoln Drill Hall.

During the month of November members of the Drill Hall Team will be competing to see who can grow the best and most stylish moustache while collecting donations in support of testicular cancer charities.
You can support them by making a donation in the collection boxes located at the Drill Hall Box Office and Cafe/Bar.
Judging will take place at 11 am on Saturday 1st December in the Cafe/Bar.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Old Nicks Tavern Gig Guide November 2012

Live Music @...
Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle
November 2012
01507 526862

Tues 6th
Jam & Open Mic Night Now on the FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.  Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided which includes 1 x Drum kit, 1 x bass amp plus 1 x guitar amp, please bring own instruments. 8.30pm start.
Fri 2nd
De Ja Vu Roadshow combined with our “Count Up” (Mr Creature’s any type of music you wish…all you have to do is ask…..Disco) Celebrating Halloween, fancy dress if desired.  This is being combined with our annual ‘Count Up’ - monies raised over the year for Wish Upon A Star…final total presented on the evening. 8.30pm start
Sat 3rd
Still Remains UK (Metal/Rock/Alternative) We look forward to this band’s return to play some of their originals. Their style is very much a cross between the older style metal and newer, fantastic vocals and musicianship.  9pm start
Fri 9th 
Acoustic Night.  Our monthly session (second Friday of each month) featuring Allan Grainger, performing unplugged rock classics with a few old rock’n’rollers for good measure, starting at 10pm.  We would also like to invite those who like to have a play and join in or, if they wish, play a few songs solo before our featured guest starts (please bring your own instruments). The idea is to enjoy a nice sedate evening soaking up the easy listening music that acoustic instruments offer.  (No Electric). 8pm start
Sat 10th    
Verbal Warning (Old Skool Punk Rock) The Spirit of 1977, this Nottingham band has entertained Old Nicks’ audiences on several occasions much to the appreciation of all. 9pm start.
Sat 17th  
Steve Fulsham (Power Blues/Rock) The Steve Fulsham Band are a slick, high energy Blues Rock Band based in Hull. Over the last seven years, this band has been travelling up and down the country delivering their own brand of Blues Rock, playing with the likes of Walter Trout and Wilko Johnson along the way. Steve is considered to be one of the finest guitarists on the circuit. 9pm start.
Sat 24th
Purple Spiral Project (Progressive/Rock).  Old Nicks welcome back this very talented young 4 piece from Wales and who have proved to show what great performers they are. Playing a mix of originals, influenced from artists such as; Rush, Tool, Pearl Jam, Extreme, Journey, Soundgarden and many others plus covers from bands such as Guns’n’Roses.  9pm start

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Big Boy Bloater Gig in Lincoln 27th October

Saturday 27 October 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY

Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

Bloater took up the guitar aged 11, influenced heavily by his father’s great love of music. Fronting his own bands brought him to the attention of many at a young age, but he took a step back in 2009 and spent 2010 writing and recording material that brought Big Boy Bloater to where he is today. You will be mesmerised by his hard-hitting vocals, enviable guitar skills and the ability to write catchy songs and clever lyrics.

One of the great blues men of our time’ Jools Holland

Supported by Captain Bluetongue

Tickets: £12 on the day (£10 in advance) from 01522 873894
Saturday 27 October 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY

Monday, 8 October 2012

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys - Booking Now!

Further details from...
Big Bear Music
Po Box 944
B16 8UT, England
Tel: 0121 454 7020
Fax: 0121 454 9996

Friday, 5 October 2012

Monday, 1 October 2012

Music @ The Carpenters Arms Boston October 2012

Carpenters Arms Boston.
Entertainment for October 2012, all starting at 8.30pm

6th Oct - Strellies
7th Oct - Open Mic Nite
13th Oct - Baba Jack
20th Oct - Bad Nadz
26th Oct - Vinyl Night
27th Oct - Unshaven

Carpenters Arms, Witham Street, Boston, Lincs PE21 6PU
Telephone: 01205 362840

Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle October 2012

 Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle October
Jam and Open Mic
Every Tuesday
Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle
01507 526862

Tues 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th  
Jam & Open Mic Night (Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided which includes 1 x Drum kit, 1 x bass amp plus 1 x guitar amp), please bring own instruments. 8.30pm start.
Sat 6th  
Cuttin’ Loose  (Rock & Pop) All your favourite hits from the 60s to the present day.  9pm start
Fri 12th 
Acoustic Night.  Our monthly session (second Friday of each month) featuring Swansong Duo, Karen and Nigel will be playing some of their own blues/soul with a tinge of rock material plus covering songs from Led Zep to Stevie Ray to Sheryl Crow, starting at 10pm.  We would also like to invite those who like to have a play and join in or, if they wish, play a few songs solo before our featured guest starts (please bring your own instruments). The idea is to enjoy a nice sedate evening soaking up the easy listening music that acoustic instruments offer.  (No Electric). 8pm start
Sat 13th    
Skeleton Crew (Classic Rock/Rock) A hard rock quintet from Nottingham who effortlessly fuse hard-hitting riffs with memorable melodies and rich harmonies, and deliver it all with a complete absence of grace and decorum. If you like your rock music to pirouette down a catwalk wearing lycra and eyeliner then Skeleton Crew UK may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you prefer your rock music to make you feel like you’ve just been run over by a rather happy truck or some sort of tractor, then you could be in the right place. Its just good, honest, heavy rock and good honest loud people seem to really like it. 9pm start

Sat 20th  

Random Solution (Classic Rock – Old to New) A Lincoln based 5-piece Rock covers band, who span the generations with music ranging from older classics to modern day. Good set of songs sung by Lincoln X-Factor winner, Danny Lambert together with a good set of musicians who deliver their performance to a high standard. 9pm start.

Sat 27th

Obzidian (Metal/Progressive/Rock) Old Nicks welcome back this very talented band from Stafford. Although ultimately aiming to promote their original material, they are versatile enough to play a full set of originals and classic rock/metal covers, introducing audiences gradually to their progressive, groove based metal original songs of powerful vocals, screamingly fast guitar solos and driving, thunderous bass/drum rhythm section.  9pm start.