Monday, 28 April 2014

Coffee Bar Cowboys @ The Strugglers Lincoln on Sunday 4th May

Join the Coffee Bar Cowboys @ The Strugglers, Westgate Lincoln on Sunday May 4 @ 5 pm.

Live Music at the Adam and Eve Lincoln

The Adam & Eve Tavern
25 Lindum Rd, Lincoln

Friday, 25 April 2014

Andrew Bishop's JazzOrbit - Thursday May 8 @ The Jolly Brewer Lincoln

Thursday May 8 @ The Jolly Brewer Lincoln

Andrew Bishop's JazzOrbit
feat Richard Pustelniktrumpet
Rae Kang tenor sax
Dave Martin guitar
Steve Jeyes bass
Andrew Bishop drums

Jolly Brewer Broadgate Lincoln

Thursday May 8 April 8.30 Free

Monday, 21 April 2014

Larry Garner & The Norman Beaker Band @ Blues On The Bay fest'.

Larry Garner & The Norman Beaker Band are playing the 16th Annual International Guinness Blues On The Bay Festival at Warren Point on May 23.

Full details at

Eddi Reader @ Lincoln Drill Hall 30 Apr 2014 8pm

Eddi Reader Wednesday 30 Apr 2014 8pm @ Lincoln Drill Hall  

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song and what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.
Tickets: £22.50 in advance (£24.50 on the day) from 01522 873894

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

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Polly and the Billets Doux Sunday 4th May @ Kirton In Lindsay Town Hall

Polly and the Billets Doux Sunday 4th May @ Kirton In Lindsay Town Hall

Polly and the Billets Doux come to Kirton as part of their 26 date UK tour to showcase their latest album 'The Money Tree'

From Winchester, the band consist of Polly on vocals, Andrew Steen on guitar, Dan Everett on double bass and Ben Perry on drums and percussion.

Their music is described an an harmonious blend of country, jazz, folk, blues and gospel by The Sunday Times. They are touted as one of the UK's most exciting and upcoming bands and have received notable support from the BBC's Tom Robinson and UNCUT magazine.

Live they are inspiring, their musical brief is:
"...if it sounds good and feels good, go for it!"

Support will come from Hull band The Loud Shirts, who feature our some time sound man, Lynn Blakeston on pedal steel. They are excellent!

For more information on the band visit their website:

Advance tickets are priced at £11 and can be obtained from the OneStop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from

Don't miss it!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Presenting The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band

Presenting The  Janne Ersson Monster Big Band 
A Tribute to Buddy Rich, Nat King Cole, Frank your favourite text editor! This editor supports different fonts, tables, images and much more. 
It is with great pleasure that we announce the music that was played by legendary bands like Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Count Basie and vocalists like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Featuring The Janne Ersson Monster Big Band  and american  jazz singer Michael Somerville for your upcoming shows and festivals starting of summer 2014 as well as all of 2015.
So this year, don't miss out the Janne Ersson Monster Big Bandpro
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any additional information and other requests outside of the period of the tour.
To listen to the Janne Ersson Monster Big Band Click Here
Janne Ersson
Hjalm. Selg 3A 41674 Gothenburg SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (0) 706 341293
Fax: +46 (0) 31 190314
Note: The band plays Jazzclub B-flat, Berlin, Germany on May 2-3

Fete On The Strait Lincoln April 19th 2014

Fete On The Strait April 19th 2014
at the foot of Steep Hill Lincoln Check it out

Monday, 14 April 2014

Band From County Hell to Play at the Bearded Theory Festival

Band From County Hell to Play at the Bearded Theory Festival

Sleaford’s Celt rock champions Band From County Hell will be playing the Bearded Theory Festival Sunday on May 25th 2014 They will appear on the Woodland Stage at approx’ 4.40pm.

The festival will be held at Catton Hall, Catton Park, Swadincote, Derby. DE12 8LN.

You can find full details of the Bearded Theory Festival at...

For full details of the Band From County Hell see...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A&R Seminar 12th April - The Well, Retford!

A&R Seminar 12th April - The Well, Retford!

 Just a reminder for next Saturday's open seminar where Alan McGee (Creation Records/Oasis) will be our keynote speaker during the afternoon session. As well as discussing where & how Alan positions himself in the business these days Alan will also talk about how he searches for and develops new artists today.

There will also be an A&R panel hosted by Sp...encer Wells and featuring Matthew Rumbold & Sean Denny who will discuss and provide some useful and constructive feedback on how to submit material to record and publishing companies.

The seminar will run from 11am until approximately 4pm. Contact Maurice on 01909 533470 or by email (  ) if you require any further information.

Andrew Bishop's JazzOrbit; Tonight @ The Jolly Brewer Lincoln

Tonight @ The Jolly Brewer Lincoln

Andrew Bishop's JazzOrbit
feat Rae Kang tenor sax
Dave Martin guitar
Steve Jeyes bass
Andrew Bishop drums

Jolly Brewer Broadgate Lincoln

Thursday 10 th April 8.30 Free

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Bond Band Q The Music Live at Lincoln Drill Hall

Saturday 19 April 7.30pm at Lincoln Drill Hall The Bond Band Q The Music

Join us for a live performance of all the very best Bond themes with amazing vocals and an outstanding band of musicians plucked from leading orchestras. The iconic James Bond films have developed into perhaps the most popular film series ever with exotic locations, ruthless villains, incerdible gadgets and of course the gorgeous girls!

The Bond band will be performing all the title themes from the James Bond films including favourites such as Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, A View To A Kill, Skyfall and of course the unmistakable Bond Theme.

Preview the show here...

Tickets: £18.50 From 01522 873894

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Topic Records Ready For Record Store Day 2014

To celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday 19th Topic have two limited edition vinyl releases. A 50th anniversary facsimile edition of ANNE BRIGGS's seminal debut EP - The Hazards of Love and a brand new 7" single from MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY.

The Hazards of Love is a jewel in Topic’s extensive catalogue, the influence of this record on myriad singers, songwriters and performers is incalculable; on a visit to London, June Tabor was bought a copy by her older sister: “She took me to Dobell’s and said she’d buy me a record. I got that Anne Briggs EP, Hazards of Love… I was captivated by this woman’s voice and what she did with it…”

Anne's EP became the calling card for one of the most influential figures in the English folk revival, with Bert Jansch, Jimmy Page, The Watersons and Sandy Denny all acknowledging that influence, and it continues years after its original release, with The Decemberists 2009 album title directly taken from the EP which inspired it.

Dad and daughter - Martin and Eliza Carthy - release The Moral of the Elephant their first duo album together on 2nd June. We have a limited edition picture sleeve single coupling two songs from the album.

Happiness is a graceful, timeless song written and originally recorded by Molly Drake, Nick Drake’s mother, and this is the very first time the song has been officially released by a major recording artist; Eliza Carthy has breathed new life into a beautiful song which deserves classic status.

Martin Carthy first recorded The Queen of Hearts for his very first album nearly 50 years ago, in 1965, the benchmark for folk singer-guitar players everywhere, and he revisits that song here with his daughter for a stately rendition that more than equals the quality of that first recording.
A full list of participating record shops can be found here:

Throughout 2014 Topic will be making monthly special offers from their website.

Keith Luckey @ The Victoria Pub, Union Road, Lincoln This Saturday 5 April

Live music in the bar with Keith Luckey @ The Victoria Pub, Union Road, Lincoln This Saturday 5 April. Come along and Singalongakeef!


Special Riders

The Almaboobies
Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle

Hamburg Beat
 April 2014
Sensational Soul Band


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 5th  
Special Riders Blues Band (Chicago Blues) This very accomplished 4 piece from Lincoln play in the spirit of Muddy Waters featuring great blues harmonica and slide guitar. Also playing the music of John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter etc, music very much for dancing as well as listening to.  9pm start
Fri 11th
Acoustic Night.  Our monthly session (second Friday of each month) featuring Sylvester Peat-Cutter & The Twilight Boggers, an acoustic trio playing the very best of acoustic music from Folk Rock to Classic Rock with an acoustic twist, a little Country/Irish and some Blues Acoustic Guitars, Double and Acoustic Basses, Mandolin, Banjo… it’s all there, 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 12th
Hamburg Beat (Rock’n’Roll) This 4 piece from Lincoln will “mach schau” take you back to those heady days of raw, raucous rock ‘n’ roll and the sounds of the Indra, Star Club, Top Ten and Kaiserkeller, specialising in capturing the raw rock ‘n’ roll energy of the Hamburg beat club scene between 1960-1962.  9pm start
Sat 19th
Detonators (Classic Rock) A classic four man line up from North East Lincolnshire who have been together over 5 years and have a great reputation having played all over the country to audiences from 4 up to 20 thousand.  These very talented and experienced musicians play material from the likes of Led Zep, Deep Purple, Free, Bad Co, Ozzy Osbourne , AC/DC, Ram Jam, Whitesnake, Metallica and many more.  9pm start
Sun 20th
4pm to 6pm
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.
Fri 25th
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.
Sat 26th
The Sensational Soul Band (Soul & Motown) Lincolnshire based, guaranteed to fill the dance floor and create a great party atmosphere with the sounds of Stax, Atlantic, Motown and many more great soul labels of the Sixties & Seventies. Real Masters of Soul with a proper authentic Soul & Motown sound live. Great nostalgia for fans of Sixties & Seventies soul, with a modern influence from Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, Sam & Dave and many more.  9pm start.  01507 526862

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Remi Harris Trio. Now Booking.


“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

“Harris’s phenomenal technique shows throughout as does his natural ability and charismatic performance” Rock ’N’ Reel
“You can pencil in the name of Remi Harris as one of our very best guitarists” Just Jazz

For further information please contact Tim Jennings
Big Bear Music Po Box 944 Birmingham B16 8UT, England

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Band From County Hell – Upcoming Gigs

12APR14The Fish Pond Matlock

204 South Parade
Matlock Bath
DE4 3NR Telephone: 01629 581529

26APR14 Axe & Cleaver music venue Boston
16 West Street
PE21 8QH Telephone: 01205 367300
27MAY14 100 Club London 
100 Oxford Street
support by Mark Pontin Band & Lost Minute
Tickets £12.00 adv Telephone: 020 7636 0933
28JUN14  The Old Market Inn Kettering
17 Market Place
NN16 0AJ For details Telephone: 01536 513999
5JUL14  Knipfest
On stage time tbc.
13JUL14  Sleaford Carnival On stage time tbc.
6SEP14 Stamford Arts Centre
27 St Mary's Street
PE9 2DL  Box Office: 01780 763203
13SEP14  The Portland Arms Cambridge
129 Chesterton Road Cambridge CB4 3BA Telephone: 01223 357268
ticket details tbc
The Band From County Hell are a five-piece Celtic rock band and have been described as one of the most exciting and original Celtic bands on today's circuit
For more information about the band check out their website...