Thursday, 31 October 2013

Coffee Bar Cowboys @ The Joiners Arms Lincoln 2 November

The Coffee Bar Cowboys will be playing live between 3pm and 5pm at the Joiners Arms,   Victoria Street, West Parade, Lincoln. LN1 1HU on Saturday 2nd November.

The Coffee Bar Cowboys
 Then from 6.30 to 10pm Roger Williams and Keith Luckey will be jamming in the Bar.

Roger Williams and Keith Luckey

This is all part of the Mini Beer Festival Weekend being held at the pub.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Stan Webb & Chicken Shack @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Friday 22 November 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Stan Webb & Chicken Shack

Legendary Blues maestro Stan Webb and band Chicken Shack make a rare appearance in Lincoln. A mainstay of the British Blues scene since the mid-60s, Stan is recognised as one of the top ten British Blues guitarists, whose contribution to early British Blues music continues to gain recognition today. With support from Special Riders.

Tickets: £16 A standing gig with some limited seating
Tickets from  the Box Office 01522 873894

Now Booking From Big Bear - Remi Harris Trio

 Remi Harris Trio Stunning new gypsy guitarist

“Remi is the brightest talent in Gypsy Jazz in the UK. His performance at the IGGF in 2012 was one of the finest I’ve seen since founding the Festival 12 years ago. Remi Harris has it all, including a great future”. Stuart Carter-Smith, Founder of the International Guitar Festival
For further information please contact...
Tim Jennings Big Bear Music, PO Box 944, Birmingham, B16 8UT
Tel: 0121 454 7020 Email:

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

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Thursday Night The Blues Band In Lincoln

Don't forget the Blues Band are on at Lincoln Drill hall on Thursday Night. Tickets 01522 873894.

Check them out here...

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Introducing Steve Yarrington-Jazz Guitarist:

Introducing Steve Yarrington-Jazz Guitarist: Now available for bookings in the UK

Steve’s style centre’s on the “swing” of the earliest electric guitarists in jazz.  His approach is to strip down the “Big Band” genre, to show how these guitarists might have sounded “swinging” with just a trio.

 Steve currently has three jazz guitar albums on release - available through iTunes and Amazon - which offer an eclectic mix of tunes, many of which are his own compositions, but all played with Steve’s “swinging” style.

Steve and his team have been concentrating on promotion in the USA, where Steve’s music is extensively played on-air and receives very favourable responses from listeners, both in the USA and around the world.

Album review:  “In ‘Sketches’, Steve interprets familiar tunes…in a new light, giving them new accents.  Steve Yarrington: the name is definitely in my future ‘Jazz Bag’ – I like!”

“Swing Jazz at its best: Steve Yarrington – Sketches” (Marcus Muller – eezyvibes 23.01.13)

Steve is now available for bookings, either as a solo performer (using resident drummer and double bass player); or with his own trio. He is also available for guitar workshops at festivals, as required.

Also Steve’s music is now available for review.
Visit For Contact Details etc.
or listen to the sound bites at:


Friday, 25 October 2013

Back To Mono 60s Club Night

Back To Mono 60s Club Night – Quo Vadis Lincoln - Saturday 2 November
Many thanks to everyone who has been to our last few back to mono nights, we've really enjoyed it at our new venue
Next back to mono 60s night is sat 2nd November we hope you can make it down where we will still have cheap entry and cheap drink offers The Night gets going from 10pm,

Full details at...

Quo Vadisn13-14 Silver Street, Lincoln, LN2 1DYrock and roll circus and Gimmie shelter
lms: rock and roll circus and Gimmie shelter

COCKTAILS 2 FOR 1 (Before 12pm)

We will be joined by special guest DJs Mojo20 (next Transmission Club Night Sat 16th November- see event coming very soon!)
Expect to hear artists such as:
The Beatles
Rolling Stones
James Brown
Jimi Hendrix
Velvet Underground
Marvin Gaye
Aretha Franklin
The Sonics
Led Zeppelin
The Supremes
Pink Floyd
The Who
The Kinks
Stevie Wonder
The Doors
Bob Dylan
Count Five
Small Faces
Jackie Wilson
Wilson Pickett
The Stooges
Janis Joplin
The Ronettes
The Crystals
Dusty Springfield
Jefferson Starship
The Seeds
Electric Prunes
Chocolate Watch Band
Four Tops
Edwin Starr
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
The Temptations
Otis Redding
Hopefully see you all there!!

The Killers Return To London.

Ahoy There all Killers fans! They are to return to London for a very special one-off show in celebration of the release of their new album, 'Direct Hits'!!

The band, whose most recent date with the capital was their sold out Wembley Stadium show in June, will celebrate a decade together with a night at the Eventim Apollo on Wednesday November 6th.
Tickets available from 10am Thursday 31st of October here >>>
Eventim Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St  Hammersmith, London W6 9QH 0844 249 1000


Tonight at The Scene, Lincoln – Blood Drive!!!

Tonight at The Scene, Lincoln – Blood Drive!!!

It's going to be epic, make sure you're there for 8pm to catch everybody! Striped Sight & Universal Law Supporting Blood Drive for their EP Launch!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

FREE Family Ceilidh, Sunday Afternoon November 3rd 2pm till 4pm

FREE Family Ceilidh, Sunday Afternoon November 3rd 2pm till 4pm
Band led by David Oliver,

VENUE The scout Hall, Broad Street, Grantham NG31 8AP, All welcome.

Further details...


Tickets not required, turn up and enjoy the fun.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Strummer Night in Newark!!!

Strummer Night, Newark, December 7th - £5.00 on the door
Raising money for Strummerville & Newark Patriotic Fund.

Manipulators at The Lakes, Burgh Le Marsh!

Lincoln Band The Manipulators, are getting huge welcome back at the Lakes Restaurant, Burgh Le Marsh, Lincolnshire, on Thursday 24th of October ( that’s tomorrow folks)

Restaurant reservations advisable, try out the new catch of the day "Fish Goujons Platter £8.95, or enjoy a live entertaining night at the bar. The Band will be starting around 8pm.
The Lakes Restaurant, Skegness Road, Burgh Le Marsh, PE24 5LN

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle November.

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle

The Nicol Blues Band


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.
Fri 1st
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 2nd   
The Nicol Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The lean, raw spirit of the blues runs through the core of this Hull quartet, playing tracks by Hendrix, Clapton, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Stevie Winwood and others, plus a few of their own compositions, this well-seasoned bunch show how it’s done.  They are a fantastic band with Les Nicol, who has a musical pedigree as long as his arm, must be one of the finest blues guitarists to grace any stage. 9pm start
Fri 8th
Acoustic Night Our monthly session featuring the very talented Katie Abbott who describes herself as a folk singer/song writer and who will be performing a mixed set, daughter Maddy will be invited to share the stage and who has an equally amazing voice, 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
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 16th     
Ambush (Classic Rock Covers) Ambush is a classic rock covers band with a great singer that covers the songs most bands don't, Def Leppard, Dio, Deep Purple etc. Featuring Andy Green from Still Remains UK on Guitar and backing vocals.  9pm start
Sat 23rd
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 30th
Basket Case (New Wave/Pop/Punk) Technically known as a four-piece new-wave pop punk cheesy covers band. Basket Case ‘rattle’ out songs like a machine gun on heat, if there’s a world record for songs per hour these boys must hold it, if Basket Case were a sports car, Jeremy Clarkson would be at the wheel. Playing an archive of punk classics from The Ramones, Clash, Ruts, Buzzcocks, Tempole Tudor and many more.  An all round entertaining band. 9pm start


Hop Farm Festival Set To Return in 2014

Uncut Magazine and others have reported that the Hop Farm Festival is set to return next summer, despite being called off this year because of poor ticket sales and going into administration following the 2012 event.

Kent Online reports that the festival will be run by a new promoter, thought to be Flashback Festival's Neil Butkeratis. The festival's head of marketing, Miguel Fenton, stated: "The event is going ahead, which is great news. There will be a fresh approach under a new promoter." A spokesperson for UK Events added: "It will be more of a boutique festival with a new promoter and line-up." It will staged over the weekend of 4-6 July 2014 and cater for 20,000 punters
Let's wait and see....

Lincolnshire Sings!

Lincolnshire Sings!
Putting community singing on the map in Lincolnshire
Community choirs and choral groups across Lincolnshire are invited to contribute to a mapping project which will enable opportunities for people to sing for fun to be identified and signposted.

 Choral ensembles, glee and folk clubs, social singers, barbershop choruses and amateur operatic groups in addition to church, gospel and community choirs are all invited to join the ‘Lincolnshire Sings!’ register, which is being managed by soundLINCS on behalf of Lincolnshire Music Service. Participating organisations are simply asked to complete a short questionnaire: the mapping and dissemination of the information provided is then monitored by the soundLINCS team in accordance with the guidelines of the Data Protection Act.

‘We’re looking forward to hearing from hundreds of choirs from all over Lincolnshire!’ says soundLINCS CEO Nikki-Kate Heyes. ‘Their feedback will enable us to build a resource which will not only show how much singing goes on in our communities, but which may ultimately influence funding decisions, encourage new singers and help identify performance opportunities. It could even lead to choirs sharing their enthusiasm with others, whether by working with local schools or with other music-making groups.’

The initiative is an extension of the ‘Lincoln Sings’ project (see group Facebook page) which has already established that there are more open choirs than supermarkets in Lincoln city alone.

For more details on ‘Lincolnshire Sings!’ and a copy of the questionnaire, please e-mail
soundLINCS is a community music organisation operating across the East Midlands.


Neil Young Live At The Cellar Door Released Dec 10

Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest in his Archives Performance
Series, on December 10th on Reprise Records.

The album collects recordings made during Young's intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970, a few months after Reprise released his classic third solo album After The Gold Rush in August. Of the many unique gems found on Live At The Cellar Door, a rare solo version of "Cinnamon Girl" performed on piano rather than guitar is a particular treasure for Neil fans (the full band version appears on Young's 1969 second solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere).

The album, which features Young performing on acoustic guitar and piano, includes tracks that are interesting for several reasons, such as stunning live versions of songs that appeared on After The Gold Rush ("Tell Me Why," "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," "Birds," "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and the title track) and solo performances of the Buffalo Springfield songs "Expecting To Fly" (from their 1967 second album Buffalo Springfield Again), "I Am A Child" (from their third and final album Last Time Around and Young's 1977 Decade compilation), and "Flying On The Ground Is Wrong," from their 1966 self-titled debut.

In addition, Live At The Cellar Door features early, raw performances of songs that wouldn't appear until subsequent Young albums, including the rarity "Bad Fog Of Loneliness" (which appears on Live At Massey Hall '71 - released in 2007-- but was previously unreleased until the studio band version was included on Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972) and "Old Man" (released two years later on 1972's Harvest album). "Down By The River," also from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, rounds out the spectacular set.

Live At The Cellar Door was recorded by Henry Lewy and produced by Young.

As with Young's previous releases in the Archives series, Live At The Cellar Door will be released digitally, on CD, and on 180-gram vinyl (mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas in Germany).

The track-listing for Live At The Cellar Door is as follows:

Side One:
Tell Me Why
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
After The Gold Rush
Expecting To Fly
Bad Fog Of Loneliness
Old Man
Side Two:
Don't Let It Bring You Down
See The Sky About To Rain
Cinnamon Girl
I Am A Child
Down By The River
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong   

Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Blues Band at Lincoln Drill Hall 31 October.

Thursday 31 October 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall

The Blues Band

The Blues Band was formed in 1979 by ex Manfred Mann group members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, originally to play a few pub gigs. Slide guitar ace and vocalist Dave Kelly were recruited, Gary Fletcher filled the bass post. Rob Townsend of Family Fame replaced Hughie Flint in 1982 at the drums. And the rest, as they say, is history! This show features a brilliant selection from their new studio album Few Short Lines which is collecting rave reviews everywhere.

Tickets: £18 adv (£20 on the day) from 01522 873894
Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY

Movember is Back in Black at Lincoln Drill Hall!

Movember is Back in Black at Lincoln Drill Hall!

It's time. In 2013 The Brothers at Lincoln Drill Hall are taking to the streets, inspiring change, and motivating others to join the good fight. THEY are letting the world know Generation Moustache is here. There is strength in numbers and, unite...d under one flag, THE BROTHERS will battle for change. Crank up the volume, make some noise and join them. This is Movember. You are Generation Moustache. They are Gen Mo.

The Brothers are hoping that all Friends of Lincoln Drill Hall and staff, who have the ability and desire to grow facial hair are again up for the challenge that folk like to call Movember.

You are invited to grow a moustache during the month of November and help raise funds to help fight that old baddie known as testicular cancer.

If you are up for the challenge just email   and you will be contacted with more exact details later.

Please feel free to invite anyone who might like to be included to take part..

 The Brothers can’t afford to let Dan win again or else he will become completely intolerable!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Rita Payne; Check Them Out!

After only being together a year, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby of the folk, blues and roots duo Rita Payne have achieved a great deal including a debut album, television appearances, numerous National and International Radio air time and are the ‘go to’ opening act for many International Folk and Blues Artists across the UK.
Rhiannon and Pete have known each other since their first day of secondary school back in 2000, but decided to write music together only a year ago when Rhiannon accidentally called Pete while he was holidaying in Spain. From there, the Doncaster duo decided to meet up and try being a covers outfit to earn a bit of cash in pubs. However, after one rehearsal, they began writing songs. After compiling a playlist of around 20 self penned tunes, and mixing their names up to create a new one - Rita Payne set out to conquer the Doncaster pub scene.
After totting up well over 100 gigs in the first six months, Rita Payne began to attract the attention of reputable music venues due to their intriguing blend of folky harmonies, bluesy riffs and the fact they use a suitcase as a bass drum! They suddenly found themselves transported from playing to a handful of people in a pub, to hundreds in venues such as The Leadmill in Sheffield, The Dome in Doncaster and Tramlines Festival in Sheffield.
Subsequently after a chance meeting with renowned producer Keith Angel at a local gig, Rita Payne began to record their debut album - “Stories From a Suitcase.”
"Stories from a Suitcase is an assured set of songs, delivered with panache. It's hard to credit this is a d├ębut recording, the song writing is that good" - R2 Magazine 2013

“_A truly unusual sound, great harmonies and phenomenal guitar work”- Andy Kershaw, BBC
"...their delicate harmonies work beautifully; The subtle musical backdrop working in perfect tandem with the breathtaking vocal interplay and well-written lyrics. I predict a great future for this Rita Payne" - Alan Cackett, Maverick Magazine

"Rita Payne have brought some sunshine to my life" - David Burns, BBC Introducing Humberside

Monday, 14 October 2013

Topic Records - New Linda Thompson Album

Won't Be Long Now

Topic Records is very proud to announce that the long-awaited new album from Linda Thompson will be released next week.

Won’t Be Long Now – Linda's first album in six years -  was recorded in the UK and America with a rich array of contributing musicians. While it’s undoubtedly a family affair, featuring a duet with former husband Richard Thompson, regular contributions from their children Teddy and Kami, and grandson Zak Hobbs,
Won’t Be Long Now also reflects Linda’s folk beginnings. This new album includes appearances by many alumni of the British folk scene, including John Kirkpatrick, Dave Swarbrick, Martin and Eliza Carthy, as well as American musicians such as David Mansfield, Amy Helm, Sam Amidon, Jenni Muldaur and Tony Trischka, among others.

“It’s apparent how undimmed Thompson’s talent is, especially in the sheer confident power of her vocal performance. Long may she continue.” Record Collector

More Info at...  

The Full English

The Full English ensemble will be on tour shortly:
19 Oct  The Met  BURY
24 Oct  The Sage  GATESHEAD
25 Oct  The Atkinson  SOUTHPORT
26 Oct  Darwin Suite  DERBY
27 Oct  Colston Hall  BRISTOL
28 Oct  Arts Centre COLCHESTER
29 Oct  Firth Hall  SHEFFIELD
30 Oct  The Stables  MILTON KEYNES
31 Oct  Cecil Sharp House  LONDON
01 Nov  The Mac  BIRMINGHAM
02 Nov  The Drill Hall  LINCOLN

“Seasoned celebrations, tragedies, comic interludes
and oodles of warmth ensue.” The Daily Mirror.

teach me to be a summer's morning

Fledg'ling Books in association with Topic Records are to publish this beautiful 72 page hardback book with 15 track CD on Monday 21st October.

Lal Waterson is known primarily as a singer and songwriter, a member of the wonderful Watersons. teach me to be a summer’s morning shows the full range of her creativity. This limited edition hardback book publishes, for the first time, a selection of her drawings, paintings, lyrics, thoughts and poems to present a portrait of her extraordinary intense, tender and complex but ultimately very human artistic talents. The CD, included inside the book, collects together 15 songs drawn from her home recordings and serves to confirm her stature as a songwriter of rare imagination, depth and rich beauty.
More Info at...

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Howden Jones @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Thursday 17 October 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall in the Room Upstairs

Howden Jones

Join singer/songwriters Kate Howden and Paul Jones for an evening of songs and stories. There will be songs to sing along to  and plenty of laughter too as Kate and Paul share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter. They write all their own material, all beautifully arranged and packed with powerful harmonies and  between them play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran.

Tickets: £8 from 01522 873894

Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EW