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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 www.guildhallartscentre.com
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 www.bodeganottingham.com

12 APR The Fish Pond 204 South Parade Matlock Bath Derbyshire DE4 3NR tel: 01629 581529 www.thefishpondmatlockbath.co.uk

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 www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk 

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

Further details about the band at...
www.bfch.co.uk

Watch this space for further bfch gigs in 2014.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Holidays Dudes!!


Happy Holidays Dudes!!

Lincoln Ceilidh


LINCOLN  CEILIDH
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
AT IMPART, 39B HIGH STREET, LINCOLN, LN5 8AS
(BEHIND MUSSON’S TAILORS SHOP)

WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2014
FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2014
FRIDAY 7TH MARCH 2014
FRIDAY 4TH APRIL 2014
FRIDAY 2ND MAY 2014

ENTRANCE £4 (£3 CONCESSIONS)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

01522 560 163 LIAM@MINIMORRIS.CO.UK

REGULAR BARN DANCE EVENTS WITH GREAT LIVE MUSIC



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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHazEA3V0io

CONTACT : Dan Vernhettes jazzedit@sfr.fr

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
facebook at...
 

Friday, 13 December 2013

NOW BOOKING - TIPITINA - RED HOT AND ROCKING

NOW BOOKING  - TIPITINA - RED HOT & ROCKING 
THE BARRELHOUSE, BLUES & GOSPEL OF NEW ORLEANS AT ITS FINEST
DIRECT FROM PRESTON LANCASHIRE
AVAILABLE MARCH 2014 TO MARCH 2015



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.

And...

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StcpPrGWsE8

 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."

Read more at http://www.uncut.co.uk/lou-reed-documentary-to-be-broadcast-this-weekend-news#KhgbH3SKi5DUVlpt.99

Friday, 6 December 2013

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

TOURING EUROPE & The UK  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...

Germany         guenter@rocktheearth.de
France            info@nuevaonda.fr
Holland          jan@mammothproductions.com
Italy                info@vertigomusic.it
UK                 nbeaker@ntlworld.com

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Maia - Check Them Out!

Maia


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:
WINDMILL
MORE STRANGELY THAN THE MOON
SMALL HIGH WHISTLE FROM A BIRD
For bookings & enquiries please contact:
Gail Cooke
Laughing Dog Music
0044 (0) 7905 952374
gail@laughingdogmusic.co.uk


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 boxoffice@lincolndrillhall.com
 
 
Lincoln Drill Hall Free School Lane Lincoln LN2 1EY.