Friday, 27 December 2013

Band From County Hell Gigs Spring 2014

Band From County Hell Gigs Spring 2014

15 MAR Grantham Guildhall Theatre St Peter's Hill Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ

Box Office: 01476 406158
Tickets: £10/£8 concessions

22 MAR The Jailhouse Chapel Street Nuneaton Warwickshire CV11 5QH
For details tel: 024 7664 2290

29 MAR The Bodega 23 Pelham Street Nottingham NG1 2ED
Tickets £6.00 Bodega Hotline: 0845 413 4444

12 APR The Fish Pond 204 South Parade Matlock Bath Derbyshire DE4 3NR tel: 01629 581529

26 APR Axe & Cleaver music venue 16 West Street Boston PE21 8QH
Tel: 01205 367300

7 JUN The Blackfriars Theatre Spain Lane Boston PE21 6HP
Box Office: 01205 363108 

28 JUN  The Old Market Inn 17 Market Place Kettering NN16 0AJ
For details tel: 01536 513999

Further details about the band at...

Watch this space for further bfch gigs in 2014.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Holidays Dudes!!

Happy Holidays Dudes!!

Lincoln Ceilidh







Friday, 20 December 2013

Look Out For Curtis Eller’s American Circus Coming To the UK March - April 2014.

Look Out For Curtis Eller’s American Circus Coming To the UK March - April 2014.

The craziest, yodelling banjo player this side of New York. It's Vaudeville, it's Folk, it's Comedy, it's Song & Dance, it's the one and only Curtis Eller and his American Circus.

Having spent a decade toiling away in the musical sweatshops of New York City, banjo player and songwriter, Curtis Eller uprooted his family and resettled in North Carolina where he is diligently pursuing his goal of becoming America's leading purveyor of songs about Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon!

The wild-eyed vaudevillian’s banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians.

The latest incarnation of the band has spent a year sharpening their skills in the burlesque houses, beer halls and underground theatres of the Carolina Piedmont. After touring the US, Europe and Canada relentlessly, the time has come for Eller and the band to descend into the Carolinian song-mines to begin unearthing material for their next phonographic recording.

This time listeners will be treated to a fresh collection of show tunes, dance fads and gospel music whose lyrics are populated by two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, grave-robbers and forgotten pop-stars. There's a fictional campaign song for Herbert Hoover, and at least one song about the filth and corruption of the Chicago meatpacking industry of the 1890's.

Click here to watch a short video - 'A Day Out in Coney Island'

Band Line-up (USA & UK):
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead vocals
Bradely Blackwell: Upright Bass
Matthew Rheeston: Drums
Louis Landry: Keyboard / Harmony Vocals
Dana Marks / Shea Broussard: Harmony Vocals

Official website for Curtis
Click here for Bandcamp
Click here for Laughing Dog Music


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Introducing Swing Feeling; A Little Big Band From France!

Introducing Swing Feeling, a Little Big Band

Organised in 1992, Swing Feeling is today considered by the jazz critics as one of the hottest European bands, with the following musicians: Jérome Etcheberry or Gilles Berthenet (trumpet), Dan Vernhettes (trumpet), Jean-Pierre Dumontier (trombone), Hugues Dieuzeide (reeds), Jacques Montebruno (reeds), Philippe Dourneau (reeds), Philippe Milanta (piano), Enzo Mucci (bass), François Laudet (drums)
Their repertoire proposes a promenade into the music of the big bands of the 30s and 40s, such as Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Andy Kirk, Chick Webb, Erskine Hawkins, Fats Waller, Bull Moose Jackson, Lester Young, Harry Edison, Claude Hopkins, Oscar Peterson, Sabby Lewis, Todd Rhodes, Cab Calloway… and some original arrangements by the band.

“With Swing Feeling, we are brought back to the Savoy or any great dancing hall that welcomed by the best big jazz bands. Swing Feeling’s rhythm section has been exemplary during the whole concert, Philippe Milanta often reaching his best (especially in his punctuations and solos ‘à la Basie’) on the piano. All the soloists are excellent, with a particular mention for Jérôme Etcheberry, who brought the house down on Saint Louis Boogie, Second Balcony Jump, Yacht Club Swing, Krazy Krapers (with an exciting exchange between the trumpet and the drums that reminded me of the famous Benny Goodman’s Sing, Sing, Sing). The final tune, Bellboy Boogie ,had another exciting dialog, this time between the two trumpeters.” François Abon.

Maurice Cullaz, the late president of the French Académie du Jazz, wrote: “They are only nine, but they swing like fifteen!”
“The spirit of Kansas City and Harlem inspires this orchestra. Homogeneity, rhythmic precision and spontaneity unite these musicians of one of the best European bands.” Jazz Notes

Check out St. Louis Boogie

CONTACT : Dan Vernhettes

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Victoria Christmas Music Quiz on Thursday Night!

Victoria Christmas Music Quiz - 9pm Start

A music quiz with just a hint of Christmas

Hosted by Kieran Cody

Thursday 19 December 2013 @ The Victoria Pub Union Road Lincoln.

For more information pubs and events like this in Lincoln check out the Lincoln Pub Group on
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Friday, 13 December 2013



Tipitina present a captivating mix of New Orleans Boogie, the Blues, Barrelhouse and Gospel fronted by two very outstanding musical talents.

Singer and guitarist Debbie Jones has a stunning and soulful voice that featured on several tracks of EMIs ‘Greatest Gospel Album – Ever’ and is guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.


Justin Randall is an extraordinary piano professor continuing the great New Orleans tradition of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Fats Domino and Dr John. The music of New Orleans, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has become required listening, of late.

Their second CD ‘Taking Care of Business’ is selling well on iTunes, and will bring deserved attention to this sensational young band –

click here for an album sampler.

 Earlier this year, the band visited New Orleans. The impression they left is reflected in this piece from The New Orleans Times Picayune [Louisiana’s eldest publication – since 1837]
Read the Article Here 

 "Wholly admirable album, the youthful energy, sincerity and obvious affection for the New Orleans style is captivating - a sure-fire club and Festival attraction" JAZZ JOURNAL

"To capture the spirit of New Orleans so fully, is a spectacular achievement" THE GUARDIAN

For further information please contact

Big Bear Music,, PO Box 944,, Birmingham,, B16 8UT

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Lou Reed Remembered to be on BBC TV This Weekend!

Uncut Magazine reports that Lou Reed Remembered will air at 9pm on BBC Four this Sunday [December 15] and will include
contributions from Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmates Mo Tucker and Doug Yule plus Thurston Moore and Debbie Harry.

Berlin guitarist Steve Hunter, novelist Paul Auster and photographer Mick Rock will also speak about Reed while Trash actress Holly Woodlawn will also appear.

A BBC statement about the documentary reads: "With the help of friends, fellow musicians, critics and those who have been inspired not only by his music but also by his famously contrary approach to almost everything, the documentary looks at how Reed not only helped to shape a generation but also helped to create a truly alternative, independent rock scene, while also providing New York with its most provocative and potent soundtrack."


Friday, 6 December 2013

Larry Garner with the Norman Beaker Band Booking for May June 2014

Larry Garner with the  Norman Beaker Band    

Larry is a five-time Blues Music Award nominee, for Most Promising Artist, and for Contemporary Male Blues Artist and he was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002.
The BBC has honoured Larry as its Bluesman of the Year, and he has been honoured as Blues Songwriter of the Year three times as well as being twice named Bluesman of the Year Award by Real Blues Magazine.

"If you haven't discovered the blues brilliance of Larry Garner, then you should jump on this bandwagon. These are blues for today, good to the last note stuff." - Big City
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 and BB King.  Put the two of 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.

Youtube links...

 For booking please use the following contacts...


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Maia - Check Them Out!


MAIA are a pop folk acoustic quartet from Huddersfield, who have described themselves as sci-fi folk evangelists! They have a radiant varied sound, stunning harmonies with a brooding sense of adventure and streaks of pop eccentricity.

After 3 years of live show experience, and supports including the likes of Anais Mitchell, The Low Anthem and The Unthanks the group are continuing to receive huge praise and a greater following for their fantastic live shows.

In 2012 and 2013 their festival appearances have included: No6 Festival, Festival of Jim, Broadstairs Folk Week, Musicport, No Direction Home, Hop Farm Festival, Larmer Tree, Port Eliot, London Folk Weekend, Wilderness , Kings Place Festival, Big Boulder Festival, Galtres, Green Belt, Aire Do Festival, The Village Green Fair, Whitby Alternative Folk Week and Glastonbury to name a few!

Their highly acclaimed celestial album "Pepper Stars" released in October 2012 received many 4 and 5 star reviews and was a Time Out Album of the week. The band were well supported on the radio regionally and nationally from Guy Garvey and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music as well as being picked for Best of 2012 on Radio 4s Loose Ends Culture Show.

Click on the links below to view live video:
For bookings & enquiries please contact:
Gail Cooke
Laughing Dog Music
0044 (0) 7905 952374

Click here to go to MAIA website

The Butler Family @ Lincoln Drill Hall Sat 7 December.

Saturday 7 December 8pm at Lincoln Drill Hall

The Butler Family

Join the gang at Lincoln Drill Hall for a night of live music in the café/Bar with The Butler Family, a 5-piece Americana band inspired by the roots of country music and some of its more modern interpretations.
All five members of the band sing harmonies to give a rich tapestry of voices over the guitars, bass, drums, banjos, mandolins and steel guitar.
The band’s support of King King at the Drill Hall in 2012 won many new fans. If you enjoy your country music rootsy with great guts and soul, you will not want to miss this band.
Tickets: £6 from 01522 873894
Lincoln Drill Hall Free School Lane Lincoln LN2 1EY.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Introducing Kamikaze Hotshot.

Introducing Kamikaze Hotshot.

Kamikaze Hotshot are a stonking postpunk-metal-rock outfit that got together in mid 2008 in the unlikely outpost of Spalding in the county of Lincolnshire. Comprising of ex Bonesaw, Spitroast & Verax members,
The band take their influences from 70's punk, 80's Rock & Metal, In the vein of Turbonegro, Wildhearts, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue etc. Early 2011 they released their self titled 5 track E.P and have been touring ever since. 
Kamikaze Hotshot play mostly originals with a few choice covers featuring Soft Cell's "Tainted Love", Nena's "99 Red Balloons" and Velvet Revolver's "Slither" and are still going strong. The bands repertoire is now pretty sizable and Diverse as is their fan base.

The band line-up is Benji Kamikaze – Vocals, Captain Curt – Guitar, Gonk! – Guitar, Jim D.K. - Bass, Steve Van Hammer – Drums
For further information and contact details see... 


Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Warbirds @ The Riverhead Louth 30 Nov.

Starting @ 7:30 this promises to be a great event!

It features some of the Lincolnshire’s finest emerging talent. Kicking off the night is Connor Bannister (one of the RH Producers) followed by sets from Sunny and Boo-Boo and The Warbirds.

More details at ThisLink

Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0BX.
01507 600350

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Hot Pink 66 Now Booking for 2014

Hot Pink 66

High Energy Rock covers act: Available for all functions and events. Lincoln U.K
Hot Pink 66 perform a contemporary 21st Century take on your standard rock and roll covers band featuring the odd delta blues classic, loads of party favourites and a fair bit of tongue in cheek humour. Based in the East Midlands the band are available for any function you can imagine - able to tailor their set in favour of delta blues and Rock classics or Rock N Roll party standards.

Band Influences
Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elvis, Paul McCartney, BB King, Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Jackson, Bubbles, Dauber, Cream, Cameo, James Brown, Wild Cherry John Spencer, The Doors, Stone Roses, Primal Scream, House, Techno & trance.

For further information and contact details see...


Monday, 25 November 2013

SIEBEN (Matt Howden)

SIEBEN (Matt Howden)
Matt lives in Sheffield, in the north of England. He has produced 11 studio albums, his latest 'Each Divine Spark' is due for release in early 2014. He has made string arrangements and remixed for many artists across the world, composed music for film and TV, dance companies and exhibitions. He has made over 1,500 live appearances in 30 countries and is published by Universal.

"Insistent, pulsating, passionate and dramatic, Sieben weaves a spell with violin and voice. Drawing up songs like a shamen from live loops and soaring melodies, he cuts an elemental figure swaying to the beats generated by the impact if nails, skin and stubble on the body of his chosen instrument. His lyrical demonstrations of love, lust, madness and pagan wonder draw an ever growing audience from the North Sea to the steppes. He has performed everywhere from alpine castles to the cellars of Moscow. Increasingly in demand for film scores, his atmospheric music is now coming to the attention of audiences in his native land. Prepare to be awed." (Andy Whitehouse)
For further information and contact details please see...




 Pirouet Records PIT 3069 Anna Webber - flute, tenor saxophone / James Wylie - clarinet, alto saxophone / Elias Stemeseder - piano, wurlitzer / Julius Heise - vibraphone, marimba, whistling / Igor Spallati - double bass / Max Andrzejewski - drum set, glockenspiel, miscellaneous percussion, whistling / Martin Kruemmling - drum set, miscellaneous percussion More


 Pirouet Records PIT30  Bastian Stein - trumpet, flugelhorn / Pablo Held - piano / Matthias Pichler - bass / Tobias Backhaus - drums
 Pirouet Records PIT3071 Drew Gress - bass, electronics / Tim Berne - alto saxophone/ Ralph Alessi - trumpet / Craig Taborn - piano / Tom Rainey - drums
Pirouet Records PIT3072 Ronny Graupe - guitar, electronics / Jonas Westergaard - bass / Christian Lillinger - drums

 Pirouet Records PIT3073  Kathrin Pechlof - harp / Christian Weidner - alto saxophone / Robert Landfermann - bass
 Pirouet Records PIT3074  Ben Van Gelder - alto saxophone, bass clarinet/ Peter Schlamb - vibraphone / Sam Harris - piano / Rick Rosato - bass / Craig Weinrib - drums / Mark Turner - tenor saxophone (on track 5 and 8) / Ben Street - bass (on track 5 and 9)


Pirouet Records PIT3075  Pablo Held - piano / Robert Landfermann - bass / Jonas Burgwinkel - drums / Jason Seizer - tenor saxophone / Domenic Landolf - alto flute / Ronny Graupe - acoustic guitar
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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Casey Greenes Latin Five.

Casey Greenes Latin Five 5 piece Latin Jazz band based in Birmingham, UK.

Influenced and inspired by the music of: Irekere, Maraca, Chick Corea, Pat Metheney, Miles Davis and Tito Puente. Their repertoire is based around original compositions by Casey Greene and fresh interpretations of some great Latin Jazz classics.
Casey Greene has played many Festivals and Jazz Clubs including:
AberJazz Festival - Wales Bearwood Jazz Club – Birmingham Birmingham Symphony Hall Bridgnorth Jazz Festival Feathers – Ludlow Full Moon Festival – Stafford Floridita - London Grazia Bar – Shrewsbury Jam House – Birmingham Jazz By Candleight – Birmingham Ludlow Assembley Rooms Newfoundland Music Festival –Wales Quay Arts Centre – Isle Of Wight Shrewsbury Jazz Network Stratford Jazz Club - Stratford upon Avon Summer Season Festival – Shrewsbury The Daffodil – Cheltenham Watermill Jazz Club – Surrey The Basement – Sydney Sydney Jazz Festival Manly Jazz Festival - Sydney Bacardi Latin Festival – Sydney

For further information and contact details visit...  

Youtube clips...

The Demon barbers Pilot for New Album.

The Demon barbers Pilot for New Album.

Last year they started working towards their next album ‘Disco At The Tavern’ and had a short session in Keith Angel’s studio to produce a pilot. This was an a exciting new collaboration with producers Simon Emmerson and Mass from Afro Celt Sound System They’ve since taken a bit of time out from the project to train up their new bass player, Max Ross, for their live shows this year and they are now getting back to it!

They hope to have a new album before too long
This is the last recording by the original bassist Lee Sykes.

See more at:

For further information and contact details visit...

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern December 2013.

Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle
December 2013. 01507 526862
The Almaboobies Saturday 7th
Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle
December 2013. 01507 526862
Where's Ted Saturday 14th
Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle
December 2013. 01507 526862
Still Remains UK Saturday 21st
Live Music @ Old Nicks Tavern Horncastle
December 2013. 01507 526862

Tues Evening
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 7th
The Almaboobies (Rock, Rock, Rock) This local female fronted 3 piece rock band performs a range of original and covered material.  Playing all over the country, this fine band of musicians perform covers from Joan Jet to Green Day to Black Sabbath to System of the Down to name but a few.  Their originals are very infectious and extremely well put together.  An opportunity not to be missed, these band members really know how to perform. 9pm start.
Sun 8th
12 Noon to 4pm
Horncastle Winter Fair.  To celebrate this afternoon Old Nicks is having an Open Mic Afternoon, we invite all our regulars from our Tuesday session and any other musician that would like to join in.  Back line will be provided (1 x bass amp, 1 x guitar amp plus drum kit).  All other instruments to be provided by musician.  Guitarists are welcome to bring their amp so long as it is not massive!!  12pm Noon start.
Fri 13th
Steeler (Classic Rock) Some of the session crew playing rock covers from artists such as Thin Lizzie, Hendrix, Brian Adams, Bowie, Queen, UFO plus many more. 9pm start
Sat 14th
Where’s Ted (Classic Rock covers from all eras) Local experienced rockers taking you for a trip down memory lane.  Well worth coming to see this well developed band.  9pm start
Fri 20th
Vinyls Night – A night of nostalgia played from original recordings from vinyl 33/45 records as well a selection of 45s vinyls that you can muse through. Rock and pop time line.  Do you remember the golden days of Radio Caroline & Radio Luxembourge?? Bring along your own singles or LPs or text a request on 07785794793.  8.30pm til late
Sat 21st
Still Remains UK (Metal/Rock/Alternative) We look forward to this band’s return to play some of their originals mixed in with covers. Their style is very much a cross between the older style metal and newer, fantastic vocals and musicianship.  9pm start
Sun 22nd
4pm to 6pm
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 desire to help celebrate the festive season. 8.30pm start til late.
New Year’s Eve
De Ja Vu Roadshow will entertain your every musical desire to help celebrate seeing the New Year in. 8.30pm start til late.