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.

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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)
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 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
PIROUET BOOKING - Helen Kontos - Greece
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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...  

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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:

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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.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Tamara Obrovac the composer,  singer and flutist is one of the most impressive artists on the Croatian music scene. Her unique musical expression which blends contemporary jazz with particular musical and dialectal tradition from her homeland Istria, North Adriatic peninsula, brought here international recognition.

Her musical career as a singer started mid 80-s in Zagreb, after finishing High school of music for flute in here native Pula. At that time she immersed in research of jazz harmony and soon she begins to compose her own contemporary jazz compositions, forms her own band and in the next few years discovers tradition of her homeland as a point of inspiration and originality.

She released her first CD “Triade” in 1996, which immediately got critics approval (“absolute masterpiece”), and 1998 CD “Ulika”, named on her grandmother, both with piano trio, establishing fusion between contemporary jazz, Istrian and Mediterranean tradition as her original musical expression.

At that time she began to perform in the neighboring countries, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and starts to compose theatre and film music as well. On her next CD ”Transhistria” 2001, she inaugurated a new international Transhistria ensemble (Histria is ancient name for Istria) and a new sound, with accordion and acoustic guitar.

In following years she released 4 author albums, experimenting with the border areas of jazz, funk, classical music, and different ethnic traditions of the Mediterranean, singing on endangered Slavic and Romanic Istrian dialects.

With her distinctive musical expression, excellent band and passionate live performances suffused with spontaneity, inventive improvisation, freedom, humor and the ability to communicate with the audience, she has become increasingly more
present and recognized on the European musical stage.

She collaborated with many renowned musicians; Glauco Venier, Gabrielle Mirabassi, Theodosii Spassov, Wolfgang Puschnig, performed on many international festivals: Talos Jazz fesival, Le Gipfel du Jazz Freiburg, Strictly mundial Marseille, Akordeon festival Vienna, EBU festival Kaustinen, Saulkrasti Jazz, Freiburger Jazz-nights, Firra Medititerranea de Manresa, Jazz-ahead Bremen, Jazz au Chellah; and clubs: Joe’s pub NYC, Porgy&Bess Viena, Moods, Zurich, Bird’s eye, Bern, and many more, highly praised from audience and critics as well.

She received numerous awards for her work, among the others 9 Porin awards
(Croatian's Grammy), and she was nominated for BBC Radio 3 World Music awards
(European music and Audience Award).

Since 2010, she is the director of Valamar Jazz Festival in Poreč.

In 2013 she recorded 2 new CD-s in ArteSuono studio Udine (IT): “Ulika revival” with
here quartet that had succesful showcase on Jazz-ahead Bremen 2013, and “Canto
amoroso” with Transhistria ensemble.

Currently looking for international label and concert management.
Futher details at...

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

TROLLFOLK - indie, folk-rock with attitude all the way from FINLAND!

TROLLFOLK - indie, folk-rock with attitude all the way from FINLAND!

Trollfolk® is an indie world folk rock band from Joensuu, Eastern Finland. In 2010, singer Usi Riikonen fulfilled a long awaited dream to sing in her native language, Swedish. She gathered the best musicians and created Trollfolk®. A Finnish band performing Finnish indie-folk-rock with Swedish lyrics is not only a traditional contradiction, but also a musical rebellion. Conflict and musical dynamics made for enough explosive force, and off they went in Spring 2010 to unleash their sound on Finnish audiences.

All members but the singer Usi Riikonen have Finnish as their native language. Most of the song’s lyrics are taken from traditional Swedish folk songs, and rearranged in Trollfolk’s own musical style. But Trollfolk® also writes and composes it's own material.

Trollfolk’s roots are in North Karelian folkmusic, but rock, pop, jazz and even punk are clearly present. Their sound is fresh due to their first-class musicianship and songwriting, and their kick-ass attitude. Trollfolk® redefines Folk rock one more time. This time, it comes from Eastern Karelia, but different than expected. Trollfolk® takes the heart of Finnish Folk music and puts it into Swedish folk rock. Something truly spectacular

Trollfolk® made their first public appearance in November 2010 with great success. Right away, they went to the studio to record 3 of their songs, released in December 2010. Additional gigs followed, but the public wanted more! Trollfolk® has played many festivals and venues in Finland but will make a short trip to the UK in June 2014 for the first time. Plans for completing their record are currently in progress and their first ever UK Tour from 1st June - 9th June 2014.

Line up includes:
Katsi Kokkonen, Clarinet, Accordion, Flute
Mammu Koskelo, Kantele, vocals and Guitar
Lade Laakkonen, Bass
Eve Pietarinen, Bouzuki and vocals
Usi Riikonen, Lead vocal
Riku Leiniäinen, Drums

For booking please contact...
00 44 (0) 7905 952 374 

Check Out The Right Note @ Lincoln Central Library!

Check Out The Right Note @ Lincoln Central Library!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Back To The Future: Best of the 70s & 80s

Back To The Future: Best of the 70s & 80s

At Lincoln Drill Hall
Saturday 23 November 7.30pm – 12.30am

This season’s Back to the Future Party Night is an 70s & 80s Special. Another massive night of huge floor-filling tunes and a few half-forgotten gems and live music from the legendary Love Boat Captains. Get your mates together and get on that dance floor!
Tickets: £6 from 01522 873894
Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY.

Friday, 15 November 2013


Pawn Shop Jaguarillo
The guitars that “never were but should have been” return with new eccentric models,
including the line’s first bass guitar

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 1, 2012) — Fender is excited to welcome four new, out-of-the-ordinary models to its innovative Pawn Shop series–the Pawn Shop Offset Special, Pawn Shop Jaguarillo, Pawn Shop Fender Mustang® Special, and the line’s first ever bass guitar, the Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar® Bass. These stylish models offer bold personality, striking looks and daring tones.

The Pawn Shop Jaguarillo guitar hot-rods traditional Jaguar design through the roof with a scorching HSS configuration in which all three pickups –two standard Stratocaster® single-coils and an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup – are angled for enhanced bass and treble response.

With a standout design that calls for double-take reactions, the Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass features a “reverse” body and “reverse” headstocks, new pickguard shape, two Reverse Jaguar humbucking pickups and a streamlined control layout of a single three-way pickup toggle switch and two knobs (volume and tone).

A guitar from the past and the future, the Pawn Shop Offset Special guitar is one of Fender’s most offbeat designs ever. Features include a semi-hollow double-cutaway body with an f hole and sleek offset waist, a pair of large JZHB humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece.

The enormously popular Pawn Shop Mustang Special returns with a brand new 3-Color Sunburst finish, expanding color choices for players of all tastes. Features include a rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5 radius and medium jumbo frets, pickup toggle switch, three-way coil selector slide switch for each humbucking pickup (enabling 15 different tonal options), mint green pickguard, ’70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.

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Martin Simpson Tee Shirts.

Martin Simpson recently visited the Topic office and kindly modelled one of their new T-shirt designs.

Topic T-shirts are individually printed in Rutland using ethically sourced Russell heavyweight 100% cotton t-shirts. The t-shirts have taped neck and shoulder seams and double-stitched collar and hems. 
The designs are printed into the fabric of the garment and can be washed repeatedly without any noticeable deterioration in image quality.
More details can be found here... Topic Tee Shirts

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Touring: May 1-18, 2014 (4th not available)
"The Grand Slambovians took the stage by storm." – The New York Times | "9 out of 10 - Love at first spin!" – Americana |  "Simply one of the finest American bands...” – All Music Guide | “Like a snowball full of heart and unabashed beauty, this band rolls over you, laying us out with songs of frightened hope and resistant joy.” — | “A delicious mix - psychedelic boho slacker rock with heavy overtones delivered  with understated, trippy geniality that’s uplifting, soothing and bewitching as  a snake oil tonic.” – The Big Issue

Recently signed to Sony for a world-wide deal, the band are coming over to promote a forthcoming "Best of" compilation and headline the Wrath Festival in South Yorkshire on May 4th.
Make sure you come on board for one of the most entertaining and engaging live acts I've ever seen!

Check out their website for audio and video:
Booking details from...
Jim Driver,
Shoreditch Music Agency,
45-46 Charlotte Road,
London EC2A 3PD

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

London Record Store For Sale On Ebay.

Uncut Magazine reports that the owner of a London record store has put his entire shop up for sale oneBay.

Listed with a 'Buy It Now' price of £300,000, the listing begins: "Live your dream and enter a rock’n’roll lifestyle – your chance to run a record shop!"

On The Beat Records was opened by Tim Derbyshire in 1979 on Hanway Street, near Tottenham Court Road. Almost 35 years later it sells a range of collectible vinyl from 1960s psychedelia to grunge with funk, soul, jazz, folk, country and library music.

"I've given it my heart and soul for all these years but it’s time for me to step down and let another passionate music lover take over," Derbyshire writes in the listing.

"If you’re at the stage in your life when you don’t have to worry about making money but can live the bohemian life, meet interesting people every day and the occasional pop or rock star, here’s your chance to take over the oldest record shop in the centre of swinging London," the listing says. "A vinyl treasure trove with a pulsing, groovin' history steeped in its very walls. You can make history and take it over!"

The listing also says that without a buyer, the shop will shut down. "Without someone buying it, it will disappear. If you’re mad about music, love vinyl and want to keep the dream alive, here’s your chance to take on an Aladdin's Cave of musical gems," it says.
Bidding ends on November 25.


Monday, 11 November 2013

Linda Thompson Won't Be Long Now ~ vinyl LP

Linda Thompson Won't Be Long Now ~ vinyl LP

Topic are to release our first vinyl LP in over 25 years
on Monday 18th November Linda Thompson‘s splendid new album Won’t Be Long Now will be released on 180gm audiophile vinyl within a gatefold sleeve.
Won’t Be Long Now is Linda Thompson’s first album in six years and is a return to her folk roots and a bit of a family affair – featuring a duet with former husband Richard Thompson, contributions from their children Teddy and Kami together with grandson Zak Hobbs. Won’t Be Long Now also 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.

America's NPR claims “getting to listen to Thompson’s rich voice is well worth the wait”. Recorded mainly in New York City but also at sessions in Scotland and various London studios including Abbey Road, with longtime producer Ed Haber, the album features nine songs penned by Linda as well as collaborators, including Teddy Thompson and Ron Sexsmith.

The audiophile 180gm LP may be ordered now from the Topic online shop


Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Hut People @ Kirton Town Hall 17 November.

The Hut People are Performing @ Kirton Town Hall Live Sunday 17th November

Kirton Town Hall  welcome back Sam Purt (Accordion) and Garry Hammond (Percussion) - The Hut People.

The Hut People are regarded as one of the most entertaining acts to appear on the folk scene. In their engaging and often hilarious show, they perform a truly unique high octane blend of music from around the world; perfectly formed and embellished, with foot stomping accordion and a mind boggling array of exotic percussion and dancing thrown in for good measure!

 Support will come from The Jon Palmer Acoustic Trio from Otley who themselves will take you on a varied and enjoyable music journey. One minute you will be tapping your feet, then in the space of a chord change Jon’s lyrics will tug the heartstrings.

Tickets can be purchased in person from the "One Stop" shop in Kirton in Lindsey, by Phone, call Brian on 01652 649230 or Online at:

Doors 7pm Tickets £10 advance or £12 on the door

Kirton Town Hall, Market Square, Kirton In Lindsey, North Lincolnshire DN21 4LZ


*Peter Bernstein* - guitar /
*Doug Weiss* - double bass /
* Bill Stewart* - drums

27 April - 1 June 2014 /(Europe - 31 May Kosovo)/
July / August 2014 /(Everywhere in the world)/
*Peter Bernstein Trio Plays Monk*
Peter Bernstein is an important role model for the current generation
of jazz guitarists. With credits on over 60 recordings and having
performed with Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson, Diana Krall, Joshua
Redman, and Lee Konitz, Bernstein offers up virtuosity but what sticks
out is his soulful affinity to the guitar and the material. With his
Trio the New York based guitarist returns to the rich premise behind
“Monk,” his well-­
received 2009 recording. Together with Doug
Weiss and Bill Stewart they put their own spin on the rich legacy of
Thelonious Monk, adapting its knotty idiosyncrasies to the fret board.

/“The jazz guitarist, among the most sought after in the New York
area, has a feather-light touch, an encyclopedic knowledge of chords
and the ability to play standards like he’s inventing them on the
spot.”/ The Los Angeles Daily News

/“Mr. Bernstein is a fluidly improvising guitarist in the post-bop
tradition, with control over harmony and a beautiful sound.”/ -The
New York Times

/“Peter Bernstein produces a warm, ringing, muscular tone which
echoes that of such giants as Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Kenny
Burrell.”/ -Jazziz

*Peter Bernstein Trio - In Walked Bud *

*Peter Bernstein Trio - Let's Cool One*

*Peter Bernstein Trio - Brillant Corners
Further details from