Wednesday, 27 March 2013

King King New Album Release

The new album 'Standing In The Shadows' has now been officially released on Manhaton Records.
Here to celebrate the launch is a video of our version of the Frankie Miller Classic, 'Jealousy' ......Enjoy!

'By the time you reach the final track of Standing In The Shadows, you’ll be left in no doubt. They’ve nailed it. Aced it. Knocked it out of the park, just as you knew they would. If King King were a lesser band, with lesser balls, they might have folded under the weight of expectation that surrounds this second album. Instead, Alan Nimmo and the boys have taken everything the last two years have thrown at them – the rave reviews, the national awards, the sell-out shows – and responded with the best songs of their lives. ' - Henry Yates, Classic Rock Blues
'Standing In The Shadows' Available here:
You can catch King King playing live @ Lincoln Drill Hall on Friday 7th June. Tickets available from March 30 on 01522 873894.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

C-FaB, Cabourne Folk & Blues Festival, 2013

C-FaB, Cabourne Folk & Blues Festival, 2013.24th-26th May 2013

Welcome to C-FaB, Cabourne Folk & Blues Festival, 2013. The festival is situated on a beautiful wooded farm located in the Lincolnshire Wolds, not far from Caistor, Market Rasen, and the East Coast. It's a weekend full of activity with music on two stages, along with workshops and other scheduled activities designed for fun and to entertain. The event has a friendly, community environment where you can relax around a log- burning stove while listening to mellow music from some of the best folk and blues artists, dance 'til you drop to some awesome bands, take some time to learn new musical skills or just relax and find your own space.

This year we are also running Cabourne's first Folk-off Competition. Open to all for aspiring Folk and Blues artists and with a cash prize, the winners will also have the opportunity to appear live on stage at ‘Funny As Folk’ 2013.

Nik Turner's Project 9
Celtarabia Unplugged
Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg
Fay Brotherhood's Cernewode
Cottonhouse Shakers
Mr Cottonhouse
Seas of Mirth
Dicky Deegan
Half Deaf Clatch
Andrea Ferguson &The New Urban Myth
Colleen's Fancy
Thirteen Veils
Katie Abbott & Mel Anderson
Martin Deane
Early Bird Adult Weekend Ticket £35
Juvenile Weekend Ticket £20
Children Free


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Moth Lantern @ Lincoln Drill Hall This Thursday!

Lincoln Drill Hall are proud to present The Moth Lantern 7.45 pm in the Room Upstairs on Thursday 21 March

Presenting 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

Moth Lantern will be supported by local singer/songwriter Jonny Gillard

Check out Moth Lantern on these links...

Tickets: £6 from 01522 873894

Be sure not to miss this great gig!!!!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Red Nose Day @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Just like millions of other people on Friday the 15th March the crew down at Lincoln Drill Hall will be celebrating Red Nose Day and trying to raise a few bob for Comic Relief.

Between 10.30 and 11.30 am The Drill Hall Red Nose Skiffle Band will be strumming and strutting their collective stuff on the High Bridge in Lincoln High Street playing a selection of skiffle, folk, country and fifties favourites.

 Then at twelve midday the action moves indoors to the Drill Hall Cafe Bar for two hours of music, poetry and prose with contributions from Roger and Keith of the Coffee Bar Cowboys, Guitarist Pete Wray, Poetry and Prose from Jenny Clarkson and Maureen Sutton, Singer Song writer Jonny Gillard all topped by a performance by Students of Lincoln College and their Musical Director Dave Mallet.

Donations to Comic Relief can be made at Lincoln Drill Hall or online @

Monday, 4 March 2013

Gabby Young & Other Animals @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Gabby Young & Other Animals Saturday 9 March 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall

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) 01522 873894

Friday, 1 March 2013

March Gigs @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle

Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle

March Gigs

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 2nd
Ty Garner and the Blue Notes (Blues/Experimental/Jazz) Manfield’s Ty Garner will be appearing with his band, The Blue Notes.  They play the blues right from their hearts, but with a jazz mentality. The result; a contemporary interpretation of blues classics, combined with Ty’s originals.  Influenced by artists such as T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, 'Big' Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchanan, and many more, too many to mention.  9pm start
Fri 8th
Acoustic Night.  Our monthly session (second Friday of each month) featuring The Chain Gang (Blues/Pop Classics) a female/male duo, featuring Lynne on vocals, percussion and harmonica and Mick on resonator slide and acoustic guitars. Mick also uses a stomp box to lend a basic beat to their sound. They perform a wide range of songs, including blues and rock/pop classics from the 60's to the present day, 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 9th
Jester (Classic Rock/Classic Metal) Old Nicks welcome back these Nottingham guys who are now a 4 piece playing a wide range of songs from the 70s to date.  Influences include Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Metallica, Motorhead, Black Sabbath and many more.  9pm start
Sat 16th
Piledriver A tribute to STATUS QUO and the GOLDEN AGE of ROCK!! A great band……you will not be disappointed!  9pm start
Sat 23rd  
The Detuners (Punk Rock Classics) This 4 piece Lincolnshire band play an authentic selection of punk rock classics covering such bands as The Damned, The Jam, The Stooges, The Clash, Sex Pistols, 999, The Stranglers, Ramones, UK Subs, SLF, Dead Kennedys and many more.  Well worth coming down for as they always give a brilliant performance.  9pm start
Sat 30th 
The Mick Rutherford Band (Blues/Progressive/Classic Rock) We are honoured to have Mick play this weekend at Old Nicks whilst celebrating 50 years in music, as always this experienced and accomplished band is welcomed back to Old Nicks who 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
Sun 31st
4pm start
MATINEE PERFORMANCE for ALL Ages celebrating Easter Sunday with The Almaboobies (Rock/Rock/Rock) Old Nick’s welcomes back this very tight trio who give a great performance, engaging the audience during every song. Playing a mix of originals and covers from artists such as System of the Down, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Green Day and many more. Live music aimed at ALL ages. Family entertainment supporting Wish Upon A Star.  4pm to 6pm