Thursday, 30 January 2014

New Jazz 5 present Benet McLean @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Saturday 15 February 8pm at Lincoln Drill Hall

New Jazz 5 present Benet McLean

McLean is a staggeringly good funk, fusion and contemporary jazz pianist & vocalist who has played with some of our favourite band leaders including Dennis Rollins and Dave O’Higgins and he now has two albums under his name as leader of this fabulous quartet.

‘From his heart to the tips of his fingers, Benet takes the listener on a magical, musical journey…Genius’ Dennis Rollins

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions / £7 students)from 01522 873894
Lincoln Drill Hall Free School Lane Lincoln LN2 1EY

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Rita Payne - Kicking off 2014...

Kicking off 2014...
A few dates for your diary.
Our first ever newsletter! It's been an incredible start to 2014 already, and we thought we'd let you know about some upcoming shows. Hope to see you soon! 
Town Hall Live - Kirton-in-Lindsey - 8th February
Swindon Arts Centre - 13th February
The Greystones, Sheffield - 21st February
The New Headingley Club, Leeds - 28th February
Norwich Blues Festival - 1st March
Doncaster Blues Festival - 2nd March
The Phoenix Theatre, Bawtry - 28th March
The Horizon Theatre, Barnsley - 30th March

For all gig information, please head to 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Folk at the Island in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice

Friday 21st February 2014 – 7.30pm

Folk at the Island
In aid of St Andrew’s Hospice

McCormack’s Bar, Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

With Merlin’s Keep, Gone to the Dogs, Brodgar and Amy Naylor

February Gigs @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle

 February Gigs @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle
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 1st  
Merlin’s Keep (Celtic Rock/Folk) Old Nicks welcome back this very talented Grimsby based band. An exuberant mix of original material with three- and four-part harmonies, covers of old favourites, and foot-stomping traditional fiddle tunes. 9pm start.
Sat 8th
Dirty Olive (Kick Ass Rock’n’Roll) A Rock Covers Band covering the likes of Thin Lizzy, UFO, Whitesnake, Bad Co, Free, Rolling Stones, Montrose, Audioslave, Nazareth, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher etc. A Classic Guitar Driven 4 Piece Rock Band......Playing Kick Ass Rock n Roll like it should be.  9pm start
Fri 14th
Acoustic Night.  Our monthly session (second Friday of each month) featuring Itchy Fingers, a four piece acoustic band playing Ragtime, Country Blues and Acoustic Blues from the 1900's thru to the 1940's. The band comprises: Guitar, "National Steel" style bass, washboard and mandolin, 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 15th
Jumpin Jax & the Barflies (Rock songs played Rockabilly style) This local 5 piece band will be playing a range of covers from such bands as Guns'N'Rosses, Navana, Stevie Wonder, Hank Williams, AC/DC and many more topped by the special sound that a double bass and a fiddle gives.  Well worth the effort. 9pm start
Sat 22nd  
Firegarden (Classic Rock/Progressive/Funk) Old Nicks welcome back this band from Sheffield as it is always a pleasure to see these guys perform.  Firegarden are a band that believe in the expression of emotion in it's purest form: live and rocking! With a multitude of influences, from classic '70's rock to absolutely anything that excites your ears. They sound ‘British’, but not slavishly so. 9pm start
Fri 28th
Casual Friday.  Last Friday of the month, we invite musicians for an informal Acoustic Jam. NO PA, NO MICS, NO AMPLIFICATION.  Start at anytime from 6pm onwards.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band.

The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band

The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band is considered to be the best big band around since the days of the Buddy Rich Big Band in the 70’s, touring Europe with Frank Sinatra. The band has been in the game for nearly 17 years and are touring Scandinavia and Europe in 2014 with the American jazz singer Michael Somerville.

This is a fantastic tribute to drummer Buddy Rich and jazz singer Nat King Cole. The band has played major jazz festivals as Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland, Imatra Big Band Festival Finland, Sthlm Jazz Fest Sweden, Pertuis and Ramatuelle Jazz Festivals France and so on.
Please contact us for more info regarding booking the band at  Phone +46 (0) 706-341293, +46 (0) 723-979993.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Keith Luckey Upcoming Gigs

Keith Luckey Upcoming Gigs

Sat 8 Feb 8.30pm                             
The Victoria Pub Union Road Lincoln
Sat 15 Feb 12.00 – 2.00pm           
Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar
Sun 16 Feb 5.00pm                         
The Strugglers Inn 83 West Street Lincoln with Roger Williams

Mon 17 Mar 7.30pm                       Lincoln Drill Hall hosting Drill Hall Unplugged Special

Fri 21 Mar 8.00pm                            Lincoln Drill Hall Gala Night
Sat 5 Apr 8.00pm                              The Victoria Pub Union Road Lincoln
Thu 24 Apr 2.15pm                          Ruskington YAHC Winchelsea Hall Ruskington
Sun 4 May 5.00pm                           The Strugglers Inn 83 Lincoln with Coffee Bar Cowboys
Sat 10 May 8.30pm                          Dog and Bone Lincoln with Coffee Bar Cowboys

Tue 20 May 7.30pm                         Lincoln Drill Hall hosting British Invasion Special
Sat 24 May 8.30pm                          The Victoria Pub Union Road Lincoln

Sun 22 Jun 5.00pm                           The Strugglers Inn Lincoln with Coffee Bar Cowboys

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Introducing Bob Malone Rock n Roll, Blues n Soul.

What have John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen got in common? BOB MALONE!

Bob is one of the most exiting blues artists touring today.
Los Angeles based Bob Malone plays keyboards with Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and very successful solo career. His sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of blues, rock, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and soulful vocals unique to Bob. He headlines over 100 shows a year in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia, and has played with or opened for Bruce Springsteen, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Dr. John, Leon Russell and many others.
For 2013 Bob performed at the UK Glastonbury Music Festival, and a month long July tour of Italy. Bob is also a regular at the prestigious WWOZ Piano Night at House of Blues in New Orleans, featured along with piano legends like Marcia Ball and Henry Butler. He is the featured keyboardist on the new John Fogerty album “Wrote A Song For Everyone” where Bob performs on the brand new John Fogerty song, a revamped “Lodi” (recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London) where Fogerty duets with Bob Seger, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban.

Bob’s TV appearances with John Fogerty include The Late Show with David Letterman & The View. Bob’s own music is heard regularly on Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, the Rachel Ray Show, and Bob has also been a twice-featured performer on The Price Is Right.
Bob Malone’s six CDs have earned Top-20 spots on the Living Blues, Roots Music Report and Earshot radio charts, and are played on stations worldwide, including Sirius/XM’s Bluesville, and NPR favorites Car Talk, Acoustic CafĂ©, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Bob Malone is endorsed by Hammond Organ and Fishman AcousticTransducers. Bob next album release is scheduled for early 2014.

“A keyboard wizard.” The New Yorker
"John Fogerty's five-man backup band was slouch-free, too — with the show-stealer trophy going to a shaggy-haired Bob Malone." Edmonton Journal

“A new peak in what’s been a rather mountainous career, Malone’s latest shows off everything that makes him great and more. Great songs, amazing production and playing, it doesn’t get much better than this.” Filter

For more information contact Peter Barton at Rock Artist Management 0771 2628366

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Rita Payne at Kirton In Lindsey Town Hall

Rita Payne supported by Danni Nicholls Feb 8 at Kirton In Lindsey.

February 8 Kirton In Lindsey Town Hall

For our first concert of 2014 we are proud to present RITA PAYNE as headliners, and boy are they ready for it. In 2013 they honed their craft playing festivals and many support slots.  In September they opened the new performing arts venue CAST, having written the official anthem for the venue and arranged and planned the opening ceremony.  
As we know from past appearances at Town Hall Live Pete and Rhannon's delicate harmonies work beautifully together and the subtle musical backdrop works in perfect tandem with their vocal interplay and well written lyrics.
For part of the concert they will perform as a five piece , with the addition of violin, double bass and banjo. It will be the first time ever that they have added other instrumentation to their live set.

Opening the evening with a 60 minute set will be Bedford singer songwriter DANNI NICHOLLS, who will just be back from Texas where she has been song writing and performing.  Described as terrific by Bob Harris, she has a rich voice that slips effortlessly between smoky soul and blues, folk pop and alt country.

Tickets from 01652 649230  or 

Town Hall Live
Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall
Market Square
Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincs DN21 4LZ

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Engine Shed Gig Announcement

Engine Shed presents... Naughty Boy (DJ), Breakage, I See Monstas & Kove

Friday, January 31, 2014

Naughty Boy, the man behind the biggest single of the year La La La calls at The Engine Shed in January. Joining him on the decks for the evening will be Breakage (Digital Soundboy), Kove and I See Monstas (last seen at The Engine Shed supporting Zane Lowe in September)

Ticket Bookings: 0844 888 87 86 | email:

Coffeebar Cowboys

Coffee Bar Cowboys

Monday, 13 January 2014



After last summer's sold out Forest Live shows, Weller is once again joining forces with the Forestry Commission for a string of unmissable live dates.

Paul has confirmed five Forest Live concerts in spectacular woodland locations across the country for the months of June and July.

Tickets to the dates go on sale at 9.00am Friday 17th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400 and online at 


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Topic Records 75th Anniversary 1939-2014

Topic Records 75th Anniversary 1939-2014

Topic Records is the oldest independent record label in the world. 2014 will see them celebrate their 75th anniversary. They have a number of exciting new album releases, a vinyl reissue or two and several special events planned.
Full details will be revealed over the next few months.

Throughout 2014 they'll be making monthly special offers from their website...

Big City Indians New Year Message!

Big City Indians wish you a happy new year 2014 full of health, love and peace and much
joy and music.

You can vote for them at the One World Music Awards 2013!
Big City Indians albums "TUWA“ and “WOLF MOON RISING” are up for Best Native American Album 2013 at One World Music UK.
They would be honored if you could take just a vew seconds of your time to vote before 19th January !
TUWA by Big City Indians
or Wolf Moon Rising by Wolfsheart
Go to and vote today!
Vote in every category, however, their category is “Best Native American Album“

Big City Indians received the 2014 Silver Arrow Award
The band are proud to announce that Big City Indians are the recipient of the fifth Silver Arrow Award by Spirit Wind Records for their contribution to the Native American Music Industry.
Stay Tuned ... BCI

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Now Booking; The Potato Head Jazz Band!!!

Now Booking...


Following their success at the 2013 Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival we are delighted to present a short UK tour for Spain’s finest Dixieland Jazz Band.

“Potato Head Jazz band sound awesome and sound perfect for a Swing dance!” Simon Selmon, London Swing Dance Society

Link to footage of performance for TVE Radio 3, Spain:
For more information, please contact Tim Jennings:

Big Bear Music, PO Box 944, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8UT
Tel: 0121 454 7020             Email:

King King Standing In The Shadows Tour - Dates

King King Standing In The Shadows Tour - Dates
For further information see...

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Drill Hall Unplugged 17 March 7.30 pm Invitation To Perform.

Drill Hall Unplugged 17 March 7.30 pm
 As part of Lincoln Drill Hall tenth anniversary celebrations for, one night only, the Drill Hall team are resurrecting the famous Drill Hall Unplugged Open Mic Night and are inviting local musicians to come along to perform up to three songs to an audience of other musicians and music lovers on Monday 17 March 7.30 pm.
To make matter easier and more predictable they are inviting local musicians to pre book slots, which you can do by sending an
The evening, as the it’s title suggests, will be strictly unplugged although the will be a PA, microphones and DI boxes on hand.
Lincoln Drill Hall Free School Lane Lincoln LN2 1EY

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Band From County Hell - Grantham 15 March

Celebrate St. Patricks Day with The Band From County Hell!

15 MAR 14 Grantham Guildhall Theatre St Peter's Hill Grantham Lincs NG31 6PZ
Box Office: 01476 406158
Tickets: £10/£8 concessions

Check out the band at