Friday, 30 May 2014

Mañana Robert Johnson Versionado

Mañana a las 21.30 hrs 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Friday, 9 May 2014

The 1964 British Invasion Night @ Lincoln Drill Hall

The 1964 British Invasion Night @ Lincoln Drill Hall
Tuesday 20 May 7.30pm in the Café Bar @ Lincoln Drill Hall

The Beatles’ triumphant arrival in New York City on February 7, 1964, opened America’s doors to a wealth of British musical talent. What followed became known as the second British Invasion. While the Beatles were its undisputed leaders, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Dusty Springfield and a host of other British acts would, within a matter of weeks, dominate the US charts. 

On the 20th of May, 50 years on, local musicians pay tribute to the British bands and artists of the mid-sixties who led this friendly invasion. Tickets: £5 from 01522 873894.

Musicians wanting to take part should email 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Brooks Williams and the Lightning Express


                                                   Brooks Williams & Lightning Express

“Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie” - Net Rhythms

Brooks Williams & Lightning Express bring together Statesboro Georgia born roots guitarist Brooks Williams with bassist Andy Seward and drummer Keith Angel (aka Lightning Express).
The resulting sound is Transatlantic in the truest sense of the word, where Angel’s kickin’ world grooves and Seward’s northern soul-like bass-lines meet Williams’ blues-soaked Americana. It’s an upbeat, danceable mix of rootsy funkiness and intelligent twang.

The three met when recording Williams’ 2013 break-through album, 'New Everything', and were so excited about the resulting sound that they decided to take it on the road. Their first official gig was at none other than the legendary Cropredy Festival in 2013, playing on the big stage to 20,000 people.

Williams says, “I’ve toured mostly solo for nearly 28 years, and am so pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Andy [Seward] and Keith [Angel]. They not only understand American roots music, but bring a wealth of experience in English folk and savvy Brit rock that takes my music to new places. Believe it or not, Lightning Express is my first band!”

Williams, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the roots music scene today. From Statesboro Georgia USA, he is a proverbial triple threat: a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and stunning songwriter. Martin Simpson says, “I’ve known Brooks for many years. He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing.”

Andy Seward has played bass for just about everyone imaginable and has produced some of the biggest artists in the UK folk scene. His credits read like a virtual who’s who and include Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, Kris Drever, Jon Tams, Heidi Talbot, Eddi Reader, John McCusker, The Finks, and the BBC Radio Ballads. Keith Angel is a drummer/percussionist extraordinaire and owner of Wavelength Studios in Doncaster. His list of credits includes The Finks, Martin Simpson, Fay Heild, John McCusker, Kate Rusby and Jon Tams.

“Absoultely beyond criticism!” - fRoots

For further information on availability, fee's etc please contact...

+ 44 (0) 7905 952374

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Dave O'Higgins live at Lincoln Drill Hall

One of the highlights of the upcoming Lincoln Jazz Week must be the Dave O'Higgins Gig at Lincoln Drill Hall this coming Friday 8th May. Tickets from the Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894.

Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lincoln. LN2 3EY 

Buskers Required For Lincoln Christmas Market.

Buskers Required For Lincoln Christmas Market.

City of Lincoln Council are looking for festive buskers for the 2014 Lincoln Christmas Market which runs from 4th – 7th December. They plan to have buskers dotted around the site, probably playing one hour slots during the course of the event which runs from:

Noon-9pm on the Thursday,
10am-9pm on the Friday & Saturday
10am-7pm on the Sunday.

Performances will need to have a “festive feel” in keeping with the theme.

Any Buskers that may be interested in participating at the Christmas Market should email with a brief description of what they do to

They look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Band From County Hell Additional Dates

Band From County Hell Additional Dates

Some more dates for Sleaford’s very own Celt Rockers

Saturday May 24 2014
TRIKEFEST bike rally
Littleport Leisure Centre Littleport ELY Cambs CB6 1PU

Friday November 7 2014
Reading Sub89
110-117 Friar Street READING RG1 1EF
tickets £15.00 for more details

Friday December 5 2014
Gloucester Guildhall 23 Eastgate Street GLOUCESTER GL1 1NS
Box Office: 01452 503050
tickets £16adv/£19 door

There is a full list of Band From County Hell Dates  Right Here @ bluecrow news

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

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Voice of the People From Topic Records

The Voice of the People From Topic Records - Four new volumes of classic field recordings
Topic Records is very proud to announce the release of four further volumes in their widely-acclaimed The Voice of the People series.

All four of these new volumes have been selected and researched by Series Editor Dr. Reg Hall from classic field recordings made by Peter Kennedy during the 1950s.

TSCD675 – “Good humour for the rest of the night”
Traditional Dance Music in Northumberland and Cumberland

TSCD676D -The Barley Mow
Field recordings and a film made in Suffolk in the 1950s (CD and DVD set)

SCD677T - The Flax In Bloom
Traditional songs, airs and dance music in Ulster (3CD set)

TSCD678 – Orkney
Traditional dance music from Orkney

The geographical spread covered in these four new volumes illustrates the lengths Peter Kennedy would go to in order to discover the traditional music and dance of the British Isles. 

His passion in bringing these to a wider community outside the working rural communities of the people he recorded.

Peter’s aim, presenting the voice of the people, is recognised and acknowledged with this essential addition of four stunning new titles to an invaluable catalogue.

For more information about these and other albums visit



Charlie Chuck Band

 Old Nicks 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 3rd  
Cuttin’ Loose (Rock & Pop) All your favourite hits from the 60s to the present day.  9pm start
Fri 9th
The Charlie Buck Band (Light Rock/Folk/Indie) This local 4 piece play a mix of originals and covers fronted by a very talented young man. Playing covers from artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Paolo Nutini, Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Buzzocks and more9pm start
Sat 10th
The Dave Simpson Trio (Blues Rock) Hailing from the Louth area, we look forward to this accomplished local band gracing Old Nicks playing originals with covers to compliment their performance. Floorless guitar driven, influences include the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy and other classic blues & rock artists. 9pm start
Sat 17th
TBA (TBA) We will let you know as soon as we know.  9pm start
Sun 18th
Sunday Afternoon Jamming Session 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. 2.30pm start.
Sat 24th
Revolver (Modern / Indie Rock) Playing covers from bands such as Killers, Oasis, U2, Stereophonics, Muse, The Frattellis, Reef, Police, Arctic Monkeys and many more. I Bet that You Look Good on the Dance Floor! 9pm start
Fri 30th
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 31st  
Jackhammer (Classic Rock) Old Nicks welcome back 3 guys from the Scunthorpe area playing music they all love, including original material and Classic Rock covers from AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Cream, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Motorhead, The Who etc.  All 3 members of this band are seasoned musicians having played in other bands such as Faded Elbow, Stella, The Misfits and Cobblers Thumb.   9pm start