Thursday, 25 June 2015

Live Music/Cider Festival This Weekend @ The Crown, Lincoln Road, Peterborough

Live Music/Cider Festival This Weekend @ The Crown, Lincoln Road, Peterborough

Friday Night 26th June - Park Lane (first time at The Crown for local good time band)

Saturday 27th June
1 pm - M Tones (sing-a-long favourites from local duo)

2.30 pm - Luna Nightingale (40's and wartime songs from a bygone era, join us in celebrating Armed Forces Day)

4 pm - Lloyd Watson (legendary Peterborough-based professional blues guitarist

5.30 pm - Crimson Tale (fun-filled stage show. Alternative + metal & glam rock)

7 pm -  
New Generation Crash and Burn
 (fab local covers band)

9bpm - Meatloaf Tribute show (fantastic tribute to the man and his music)

Sunday 28th June

2 pm - Keith Luckey 
(good time old style r&b, Skiffle, country plus 50s&60s covers

3.30 pm - Stacey Lowth (awesome female voice)

5pm - Radius 45 (Peterborough based 4 piece young rock covers band) 


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, July 2015.


Wed 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 4th
Joker (High Energy Rock Covers) A 5 piece from Scunthorpe playing all your favourite rock covers.  

Their influences are too many to mention but you can be guaranteed their performance will blow you away and have a bit of fun in the process!!  

9pm start.

Sat 11th   
Rough Culprits (Classic Rock / AOR Band).  A 5 piece band based in Lincolnshire playing songs from Burce Springsteen, Foreiner, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Reo Speedwagon, Be Bop Deluxe etc.  
Rough Culprits feature former band members of Riff Raff and Where’s Ted, a great combination to deliver a first class performance.  
9pm start.

 Sat 18th
Unshaven (American Roots Music) One of the hottest bands in the area,
this 7 piece band generate energy and excitement everywhere they perform. This dynamic band features everything from fiddle to harmonica with bass and drums in addition to guitars and the unique vocals of John Ingamells. 
9pm start.

Sat 25th   
The Detuners (Punk Rock Classics) This 4 piece Lincolnshire band play
an authentic selection of punk rock classics covering such bands as The Damned, The Jam, The Stooges, The Clash, Sex Pistols, 999, The Stranglers,
Ramones, UK Subs, SLF, Dead Kennedys
 and many more. 
Well worth coming down for as they always give a brilliant performance.  9pm start

Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle...

Monday, 22 June 2015

Shirley Collins' 80th birthday

Shirley Collins' 80th birthday will be celebrated with a special event.

On Sunday 5th July Shirley Collins' 80th birthday will be celebrated by a day-long event - All in the Downs - at the Southbank Centre, London.

Free foyer entertainment will be provided by Brighton Morris, the Belles of Londonand Rattle on the Stovepipe. During the afternoon Shirley will be 'in conversation'with Stewart Lee looking back over her life and music, alongside readings from her writings and footage from the Alan Lomax archive.

Under the musical directorship of John Kirkpatrick the evening concert will feature an array of the folk scene’s brightest stars performing songs from Shirley’s repertoire and recreating her No Roses album. Guest performers will include – Olivia ChaneyGraham CoxonLisa KnappSam LeeAlasdair Roberts and Trembling Bells.

Further details and tickets from : SouthbankCentre

photograph courtesy of Stephen Hopper

Friday, 19 June 2015

Keith Luckey - Upcoming Dates

Keith Luckey - Upcoming Dates

Sun 28 Jun – 12pm onwards The Crown Pub, Lincoln Road, Peterborough. PE1 3HD. Second day of two day live music weekender. Keith Luckey on stage at around 1.30pm.

Sat 18 Jul 12pm  - 2pm
Drill Hall Cafe/Bar Saturday Session, Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY

Sunday 19 July – 4pm
The Crown Pub, Lincoln Road, Peterborough. PE1 3HD Sunday Afternoon Chilled Session

Sat 1 Aug – 8.30pm
The Victoria Pub, Union Road, Lincoln. LN1 3BJ

Thursday 6 Aug 2pm
Young at Heart Garden Party, Ruskington, Lincolnshire.
91 Westcliffe Road, Ruskington, NG34 9AX

Sun 16 Aug - 12pm onwards The Crown Pub, Lincoln Road, Peterborough. PE1 3HD. Second day of two day live music weekender. Keith Luckey on stage at around 1.30pm.

Sat 22 Aug 12pm Fete On The Strait Lincoln with Roger Williams

Sunday 20 Sept – 4pm
The Crown Pub, Lincoln Road, Peterborough. PE1 3HD Sunday Afternoon Chilled Session

Sat 31 Oct - 8.30pm
The Victoria Pub, Union Road, Lincoln. LN1 3BJ

Sat 14 Nov 12pm  - 2pm
Drill Hall Cafe/Bar Saturday Session, Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Tom Wright: A Young Musician With A Great Future!

Tom Wright is a young musician, living in Peterborough UK, who has a great future!

From an early age, Tom was brought up on rockabilly and country music from both of his parents, going to see bands as often as he could, along with watching his dad's band.

 At 7 years old, his dad bought him his first guitar, a 3/4 size acoustic, and taught him a few chords. He eventually played it so much, he had worn a hole through the guitar body! He then progressed to get an electric guitar, and started listening to guitarists such as Albert Lee, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, trying to emulate their tone, licks and phrasing.

 By 14, he was already travelling up and down the country, playing professionally with shows like the Johnny Cash Story, a tribute to Lonnie Donegan, and an original country band called Midwezt.

 At 17, he joined the Elio Pace band, of which had been BBC Radio 2's house band for the previous 2 years. He is still playing for Elio, and they are currently touring all around the UK performing the music of Billy Joel, in The Billy Joel Songbook.

Tom also fronts his own band and his first solo album is due for release on June 29th.

For full details and contact visit

Pre-order his album here...

Lloyd Cole - Collected Recordings 1983-1989 boxset featuring B-sides & rarities

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions formed in 1982 when Lloyd was studying English and Philosophy at Glasgow University.  

They signed to Polydor in '84 and their debut single 'Perfect Skin' lit up the nation's radios.  The dazzling debut album Rattlesnakes more than fulfilled their promise, littered as it was with hip literary references, cutting wit and sophisticated pop melodies.  
Subsequent singles 'Forest 'Fire' and 'Rattlesnakes' and sell-out shows around the country announced in no uncertain terms that a cool, literate new band had arrived. 
Second album Easy Pieces followed in Nov '85 and the singles, 'Brand New Friend' and 'Lost Weekend', were both big hits.  The bands third and final album Mainstream in '87 featured another of the band's signature hit songs 'Jennifer She Said'.

A definitive career-spanning box set entitled Collected Recordings 1983-1989 will be released on 29th June '15

The box set takes the listener from the band's earliest demos through the runaway success of their astonishing debut Rattlesnakes, their chart-topping follow-up Easy Pieces, their swansong Mainstream, and, with the inclusion of B-sides, demos and rarities, it provides the definitive guide to one of the most fascinating bands of the 80s. 

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Monday, 15 June 2015



 Participants receive a free Fender t-shirt and chance to win a VIP trip for two to Lollapalooza 2015

 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (June 8, 2015) – Fender announces the Fender American Standard Test Drive promotion, which takes place between June 8 – July 5 at participating Fender authorized dealers in America and Canada.

Consumers who test-drive a new Fender American Standard series guitar or bass can sign-up online to receive a free limited edition Fender t-shirt, plus a chance to win a VIP trip for two to Lollapalooza 2015.

The Fender American Standard series instruments have emerged as the go-to instruments of choice for emerging artists around the world. Inspired by the one-of-a-kind designs and creations of the Fender Master Builders at the Fender Custom Shop, and incorporating elements, finishes and features of the American Deluxe series. The American Standard series is for modern artists and aspiring players looking for the best of what Fender has to offer.

For more information, go to

The Good Lovelies and The Paperboys both coming to Kirton In Lindsey Town Hall.


7:00 PM

Advance Tickets:


Door prices are £1.50 higher

start around
7.30 PM
Kirton Town Hall
Market Square
Kirton in Lindsey
North Lincolnshire
DN21 4LZ

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Performing @
Kirton Town Hall Live

Friday 26th June

It is exactly two years since the Good Lovelies toured the UK and played Town Hall Live.  Now they are back for a short six date tour of the country and we are fortunate that they have agreed to play for us again, in what will be a eagerly awaited concert for many.  They have a new album out 'Burn The Plan' which sees them on top form.
The Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerrie Ough and Sue Passmore.  They will be joined on the tour by ace bassist Marie Josee (MJ) Dandenau, who some of you may remember as being a member of Amanda Rheaume's band when they played here in September 2014.
The Good Lovelies are funny and upbeat and play with a pinch of sass.  Live their good humour, camaraderie and self-assurance shines through.  Throughout their set they constantly swap instruments - acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and banjo.  With MJ playing bass, Kerrie will also play keyboards and Sue will play drums and percussion.  With each girl taking it in turns to sing lead vocals, we know that their three part harmonies complete the package.
Support will come from Gary Stewart, a singer songwriter from Leeds, who also plays drums for the band Hope & Social.  He was the bassist for Ellen & The Escapades and also plays in a duo with Rosie Doonan.
Advance tickets are priced at £12 otherwise £13.50 on the door. Tickets can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from 

Then next time at Town Hall Live ...


Sunday 19th July
For our July concert we welcome Vancouver band The Paperboys to Town Hall Live.
The five piece band play a mixture of styles, which is difficult to describe,   Their music rocks and is danceable, but that is not to say it cannot be mellow, slow and beautiful.  It is roots music, it is pp music, it is good music with doses of Mexican, Irish and African Rhythms.  The Paperboys live shows are high energy and accessible and they have built a reputation of gaining new fans after a single performance.  They sell out venues across the world and are just dynamic and will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles.  Don't miss them.
Advance Tickets for this concert will be £12, and can be obtained from the usual outlets.

Bring Your Friends for a Great Night Out and Save on Tickets!

We would like as many people as possible to come and enjoy the concerts we put on. Why not ask your friends? 
Any person buying 6 tickets up to one week before any concert will get £1 off the ticket price on all tickets purchased.
This offer is available only by ringing Brian on 01652 649230 or emailing him on

Monday, 8 June 2015

Introducing The Tim Green Band

the tim green band

The Tim Green Band is a blues based – jazz fuelled band from South Yorkshire, England.

All professional session musicians, the band come together to perform the music that they love led by guitarist and singer, Tim Green. Tim Green is firstly a fan of the blues – Hubert Sumlin, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Freddie King licks can be heard hollering out of his Fender amp. 

His session guitar background has seen him playing in many theatres, arenas, recording studios and music venues up and down the country.

For further details and contact see...

You Tube Link 

Facebook Link 

The latest news from Simpson∙Cutting∙Kerr.

The latest news from Simpson∙Cutting∙Kerr.

Murmurs released today!

The day has finally arrived and our debut album - Murmurs, of which we're tremendously proud, is released today by Topic Records. Murmurs is available as a standard CD and a deluxe CD/DVD limited edition with 5 extra songs plus a documentary DVD filmed during the recording of the album.

"Outrageously great album from Simpson∙Cutting∙Kerr.
'Dark Swift & Bright Swallow' is amazing. It's stunning and beautiful.
And timely. All things great folk should be."
Rob Cowen, author 'Common Ground'.

"Talented folk trio mix measured standards with originals. Classy."
★★★★ Daily Mirror

"Simpson, Cutting and  Kerr – leading lights of British folk regroup."
★★★★ The Guardian


Buy the album before 1st July and Topic Records will include
the Dark Honey / Ruben 7" single together with
an Art-Card signed by all three of us and a tour poster.

Murmurs ~ standard Special Offer only £12.00

Murmurs ~ deluxe Special Offer only £16.00

"We’re not even halfway through the year but we’ve already seen a number of astonishingly high quality records from many quarters; even so, Murmurs stands head and shoulders above much of this extraordinarily stiff competition. By anybody’s standards it’s a top-notch album by three of our best musicians and, if there’s any justice in this world, will soon find its way into the collections of all self-respecting fans of folk music." Folk Radio UK 

Murmurs Tour – June 2015

We're currently out on tour. Do come along and say hello if we've a gig near you:

Monday 8th: Croydon Folk Club, CROYDON
Tuesday 9th: The Lantern, Colston Hall, BRISTOL
Wednesday 10th: Barnfield Theatre, EXETER
Thursday 11th: Robert Ludlam Theatre, DERBY
Friday 12th: The Met, BURY
Saturday 13th: The Sage, GATESHEAD
Sunday 14th: Theatre By The Lake, KESWICK
Wednesday 17th: King’s Place, LONDON
Friday 19th: Vivacity Key Theatre, PETERBOROUGH
Saturday 20th: Beverley Folk Festival, BEVERLEY
Monday 22nd: The Village Hall, NETTLEBED, Nr HENLEY ON THAMES
Tuesday 23rd: The Stables Theatre, Wavendon, MILTON KEYNES
Wednesday 24th: Wiltshire Music Centre, BRADFORD ON AVON
Thursday 25th: Ashcroft Arts Centre, FAREHAM
Friday 26th: Forest Arts Centre, NEW MILTON

They are at Cambridge and Towersey Festivals this summer and back on tour together in September. 

Friday, 5 June 2015

Court and Spark: An international symposium on Joni Mitchell. Lincoln University UK July 3rd 2015

Court and Spark: An international symposium on Joni Mitchell.
 University of Lincoln. Minerva Building 3rd July, 2015.
10am-5pm: Day symposium.
6.30pm-8pm:  Q&A and book signing with Malka Marom, author of Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now [Omnibus Press, 2014]. Kindly co-hosted by Waterstones, Lincoln. 

The School of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln, U.K invites you to Court and Spark: An International Symposium on Joni Mitchell, which features a Q&A with celebrated author of Joni MitchellBoth Sides Now, Malka Marom.
Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell’s music: her tunings, her lyrics, her scope have drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This symposium will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation.

The School of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln invites you to join us on 3rd July, 2015 in considering all things Mitchell. Academics, music critics, fans are all encouraged to attend.
Tickets available: Here

Find us on Twitter: @jonisymposium

The Elvis Years are Coming to Lincoln Drill Hall Sunday 28 June 7.30 pm

The Elvis Years are Coming to...

Lincoln Drill Hall

Sunday 28 June 7.30 pm

After last year’s hugely successful night, The Elvis Years returns for another chance to see the outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay. 

A spectacular show packed with over 50 greatest hits, this is as close as you can get to the King!

Tickets: £20 from 01522 873894

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

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Wednesday, 3 June 2015