Monday, 27 February 2012

East Midlans Battle Of The Bands 2012

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Steve Knightley + Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin in Lincoln 29 February.

Steve Knightley + Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Lincoln Drill Hall Lincoln Wednesday 29th February 2012 from 8:00pm
Tickets 01522 873894

Show of Hands inspired frontman Steve Knightley, hailed as one of England's finest songwriters, sets out on a UK tour in February, hot on the heels of his debut live solo album release 'Live In Somerset’ Playing at Lincoln Drill Hall on Wednesday 29 February supported by Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin.

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind the phenomenally successful acoustic roots duo Show of Hands as well as a fine singer and musician. From a rock background, Knightley is known for his strong narrative songs (many inspired by people and places in his native West Country) and cogent, inventive lyrics. His rock style rant Country Life and anthemic rally call Roots were both nominated for Best Original Song in the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, whilst Show of Hands have won the categories Best Live Act and Best Duo. At the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Steve won the coveted Best Original Song category with his topical and widely acclaimed song aimed at bankers and MPs – Arrogance Ignorance and Greed. Steve's 2010 solo appearances include Glastonbury and Larmer Tree festivals. See more info at  Youtube link

Steve will be supported by Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin. Phillip plays slide guitar, dobro, harmonica, beatbox harmonica & chatturangui. Phillip is a figurehead for the next generation of English slide guitarists. His virtuoso playing encompasses 360 degrees of influence. He has studied the Delta blues bottleneck for many years and has developed a touch reminiscent of Ry Cooder. Also, Phillip's astounding harmonica technique is inspired by Sonny Terry. Completing and complimenting this feast of music is Hannah on fiddle, banjo & vocals.
Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane Lincoln

Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horcastle March 2012

Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horcastle

March 2012

01507 526862.

Tues 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th  
Jam & Open Mic Night (Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided). 8.30pm start.
Sat 3rd  
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 10th
Exhibit A (Classic Rock/Classic Metal) A Nottingham based 4 piece Rock Covers Band.  With an infectious party atmosphere, enthusiasm, energetic front man, pounding drums, solid bass and kick ass guitars. They have developed a reputation for storming pubs, clubs & rallies with a highly charged blend of rock through the ages, from the classics to the present day!  9pm start
Sat 17th
The Unforgiven (Blues/Rock) a 3-piece blues, rock and soul-based powerhouse.  These guys have an outstanding set that features a mix of self-penned numbers and a mix of covers ranging from Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Thin Lizzy and soul standards. 9pm start
Wed 21st
Blindmouse Pink Floyd, The Cure and Cocteau Twins, they recorded their debut 4 track E.P. in the Summer. Receiving regular airplay on Trent Sound’s ‘Notts Live’ sformed in 2011 comprising two thirds of John Peel favourites Cherry Forever, and two members of Mansfield's Right Hand Pink. With a sound allegedly somewhere between how they are now playing live around Nottingham and further a field; supported by Photobooth formed in 2004 and embrace a wide range of musical styles, from soaring indie anthems and dark spiky alt-rock, to charming ballads and bright, catchy pop.  9pm start
Sat 24th
Quillerdrive (Heavy Classic Rock) Quillerdrive has a little lady with a very big voice and four accomplished musicians who will rock the place to its foundations, playing covers from Led Zep, Thin Lizzy, Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath and many more. 9pm start
Sat 31st
Cuttin’ Loose (Rock & Pop) All your favourite hits from the 60s to the present day.  9pm start


Sunday, 19 February 2012

New Release by Dead Wolf Club - Check It Out!!!

New Release by Dead Wolf Club

Label: Scene Not Herd Release Date: 1 February 2012

Dead Wolf Club are: John Othello (vox/guitars), Alwin Fernandez

(guitars), Martha Supajirawatananon (bass), Serra Petalle (drums)

This is DARK PUNK!!!!

Martha is constantly knitting... Serra is the Honey Monster... Dead Wolf Club specialise in loudness,
quietness, darkness and light.
Check out Dead Wolf Club @

These 4 sonic teenage tykes met on a plane heading for Paris and hail from Tintagel home of
King Arthur and Merlin. Their songs deal with the inner struggle and turmoil of mortality and the fire
we need to keep burning in order to survive, mainly through the clashing of a broken down
relationship with a cherry 2000 and probing into the schizophrenic mind of Philip K Dick.

Building themselves a reputation as a vitriolic live band, from the debris of smashed guitars Dead
Wolf Club rise to present their debut album.

The band draws their bulk of influences from knitting, tea, comics, cardigans, Nintendo consoles
and the crumbling city that is London.

The album encapsulates the two years John, Alwin and Martha have known each other and their
joint love of pop melodies alongside loud guitars colliding against a punk ethos. Martha, John and
Alwin encapsulate, on their record, a perfect pop dynamic that works aggressively against a
backdrop of frantic guitars, delay pedals and often delicate yet intricate drumming.

In a time when style and posturing seems more important than the actual art of songwriting, Dead
Wolf Club are somewhat attempting to break that trend. We’re not sure why they’re so angry
mind. A lot of that anger points to a dissatisfaction with the an ever disillusioned London, with News
at Ten & Not What it Seems somewhat if not wholly influenced by loneliness, longing for goodness
and the unfairness and economic struggle that encompasses the western world currently.

Despite their angst, they switch between dark and light at ease and don’t allow themselves to get
pigeonholed with one sound. And maybe to their detriment, Dead Wolf Club will not pander their
sound to anyone or any trend.


1. Headful of Horrors 6. Wave

2. Radar 7. Disappear

3. News at Ten 8. Collosus

4. Allison 9. Not What it Seems

5. Creatures


Saturday, 18 February 2012

Check out these cracking folk, acoustic and roots gigs at Lincoln Drill Hall

Check out these cracking folk, acoustic and roots gigs at Lincoln Drill Hall

Wednesday 22 February 8 pm in the Room Upstairs- Treehouse
Local musicians The Treehouse have built a strong following through their use of beautiful harmonies and heartfelt lyrics drawing comfortable similarities with bands such as Fleetwood Mac and early Jethro Tull. Join us for this very special acoustic performance, the second in our series of occasional gigs in our Room Upstairs.
Support acts are Jason Rungapadiachy and Steph Summerfield
Tickets: £6

Wednesday 29 February 8 pm - Steve Knightley in Concert

Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. In 2010 Steve won the best original song for ‘Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed’ at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards and is now enjoying success as a solo artist. Renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond, Steve also pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues.
One of England’s greatest songwriters’ BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding.  
plus pre show music in the cafĂ© Bar from Komposit Tickets: £16

Friday 2 March 8 pm Spring Ceilidh with 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.     Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)

Tickets for all events from Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office 01522 873894  

Friday, 17 February 2012

Something Nasty in the Woodshed & Leatherat @ Lincoln Drill Hall - Tonight

Something Nasty in the Woodshed & Leatherat @ Lincoln Drill Hall - Friday 17 February 8pm

Two of the UKs premier Folk Rock acts combine for this double headline concert, profits from which will go to JJ's Memorial Fund which raises money towards helping injured Paratroopers and their families
With a potent mix of electric and acoustic instruments and the emotive sound of the great highland bagpipe, Something Nasty in the Woodshed play a mix of self-penned storybook songs and revamped traditional themes and deliver a gut punching sound! 
Oxfordshire based Leatherat have shared stages with such diverse acts as the Levellers, The Stranglers and even Status Quo and in 2010 performed at the Cropredy Festival. The band have a contemporary style but with a traditional flavour, describing themselves as ‘The love child of Fairport Convention and Motorhead’…
Tickets: £9 in advance (£10 on the door) 01522 873894
Please note this is a standing gig with some seating available

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Live Jazz With The Tony Giles All Stars @ The Bustard Inn

Live Jazz With The Tony Giles All Stars @ The Bustard Inn
Wednesday 29th February 2012 8.00pm - No admission charge

This is for all music lovers, not just jazz lovers with these full time professional musicians playing the well known, old standards such as 'My Funny Valentine', 'These Foolish Things', Georgia' and the 'Theme from Beauty and the Beast'. Come along and enjoy this sing-a-long, toe-tapping, hip swinging great music. Please book if you wish to dine.
01529 488250
The Bustard Inn
44 Main Street
South Rauceby
NG34 8QG

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Blues Band @ Lincoln Drill Hall Thursday 16 February 8pm

The Blues Band @ Lincoln Drill Hall Thursday 16 February 8pm
The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm and blues fans when they formed back in 1979. More than three decades and over 17 albums later they continue to add to their growing army of followers. The band is today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues. Tickets: 01522 873894 £18 in advance (£20 on the day)