Saturday, 29 August 2015

Jerry Lee Lewis Farewell UK Tour

Farewell To The Killer!

Jerry Lee Lewis Farewell UK Tour

Martin Simpson Live @ Kirton Town Hall

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7:00 PM

Advance Tickets: £13

from the OneStop store in the town. from 01652 649230

£15 on the door

The music
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7.40 pm
Venue:  Town Hall, Market Square, Kirton in Lindsey, N Lincs, DN21 4LZ



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Friday 11th 

September, 2015

We are delighted to host a concert by Martin Simpson fresh from his UK tour with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr to celebrate the release of the collaborative album 'Murmurs.
To many of you Scunthorpe born Martin will need no introduction.  He is one of folk music's leading lights.  He has been nominated an amazing 31 times in 15 years at the BBC Folk Awards, more than any other artists.  He has twice won the 'Musician of the Year' accolade, as well as many others.
After 35 years as a professional musician Martin is always looking at ways to evolve, whether it be as a solo artist or in band ventures, such as being a member of The Full English or in collaboration with other artists, which in the past have included the likes of Richard Thompson, Dick Gaughan, Jackson Browne and Steve Miller to name but a few.
Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic, slide guitar and banjo players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are second to none and his own songs are masterpieces of story telling.  He spent 15 years in the deep south of America and there is no other artist who has successfully combined the diverse elements of British and Afro American blues more effectively.
His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.
Support will come from Kirsty Bromley, who played THL earlier in the year as a singer in the band AnyTown.  She is a contemporary folk singer and has recently released her debut album 'Time Ashore' which obtained a 4* review in the latest edition of Maverick Magazine,
Advance tickets are priced at £13.  Tickets can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from
They will be £15 on the door
Get yours soon as this concert is sure to be a sell out.

Then next time at TOWN HALL LIVE ...


Saturday 26th

 September, 2015
Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the 50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years.  The Austin, Texas singer songwriter has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic and poignant imagery.  In his use of parable and allegory, he his often compared with Cohen and Dylan, and his songs are of such quality and beauty that they more than hold their own in this exalted company.
Live, his guitar playing is exceptional and his voice his distinctive and mellifluous.  Danny will be accompanied on his latest tour by his wife Carrie Elkin, who some of you will remember from her own headlining show last year.
Support will come from Harrogate singer and keyboard player Vicky Whelan.  Last year Vicky recorded her latest EP 'Closer to the Sun' with her band Dragonfly Tattoo.  It boasts a haunting blend of fragilty and strength.

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

Coming Your Way The Whiskey Brothers


Hot out of the fertile Blues Delta of Birmingham, The Whiskey Brothers are ready to take to the road with their own personal take on the hokum rural blues and jug music of 
 1930s/1950s America.

They have an album set for release on Big Bear Records.

It’s called ‘Bottle Up And Go’, recorded in June at Gospel Oak Studios, deep in the 
English Mid-West: 
Big Bear Records,
Check out this video link...

“If you’d strolled past a juke joint or bar anywhere from Tutwiler to Maxwell Street, anytime between 1920 and 1950, you would have heard music like this” Stuart ‘Son’ Maxwell

Available from Tim Jennings
Big Bear Music, PO Box 944, Birmingham, B16 8UT
Tel: 0121 454 7020 Email: 
Big Bear Records - Real Music - Properly Played
Big Bear Music
Po Box 944
B16 8UT, England
Tel: 0121 454 7020

Beehive Soul Weekender August Bank Holiday, Peterborough

Beehive Soul Weekender August Bank Holiday, Peterborough 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pre Order 'You Had To Be There; The Rolling Stones Live 1962-69' by Richard Houghton

Pre-order ‘You Had To Be There: The Rolling Stones Live 1962-69’ by Richard Houghton

Publication October 2015
Publication October 2015
The book contains over 500 fan memories of seeing the Rolling Stones up and down the UK and around the world, from the USA to Australia.  

Pre-order before 1st September 2015 to guarantee your discounted First Edition copy or copies. Publication October 2015.

Hardback cover price £24.99 – from Gottahavebooks for £19.99 (plus P&P)
Paperback cover price £17.49 – from Gottahavebooks for £12.49 (plus P&P)

Paperback available from Gottahavebooks for £12.49 plus postage & packing

If you would prefer to pay by cheque for UK delivery, please download the order form on the link below, print it, complete and post it to us with your cheque made payable to ‘Gottahavebooks’.
gottahavebooks order form
For orders of 10 copies or more in one delivery to the UK and for all general sales enquiries, contact
For shipping costs on orders of 2 or more copies in one delivery to anywhere outside the UK, and for all general sales inquiries, contact
You Had To Be There.  Now, at last, you can.

Blues April 2016

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Introducing Under The Covers Rock Duo!

Under The Covers Rock Duo

Under The Covers are Chantelle and Shane a vocal/guitar rock duo with show full of classic rock hits including some of the most recent music with a rock twist.

The duo play to realistic drum backing tracks made using Cubase 5 / Toontrack EZ Drummer and recorded live bass guitar. Shane says; "We find that we can turn the tracks up or down to please our audience and they certainly keep us in time. We feel this makes us a little different to other duos”.

Check them out on You-Tube and Soundcloud.

For full details see...

or email...

Soul FX, Lion and Royal, Navenby, Lincolnshire, 12 September

Soul FX, Lion and Royal, Navenby, Lincolnshire, 12 September.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Live Music Weekender at the Crown Peterborough - 14, 15 & 16 August 2015


Live Music Weekender at the Crown Peterborough - 14, 15 & 16 August 2015

The Crown Pub, 749, Lincoln Road, New England, Peterborough. PE1 3HD.
Start Friday night with a Johnny Cash Tribute show from 9pm, then Music all day Saturday from 1pm till close with a BBQ till 6pm 
and again on Sunday

2.30......Em Youngs
5.30......Ben Callanan
7pm......Lloyd Watson
9pm... ..The Sound Injectors

1pm......Bon Rogers
2.30......Keith Luckey
4pm......Rock Out Duo
6.15..... Shayla Motley

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Inside the Delta...exploring the routes of the blues...Featuring GUY DAVIS and BROOKS WILLIAMS

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Inside the Delta...exploring the routes of the blues...Featuring GUY DAVIS and BROOKS WILLIAMS, UK Tour Dates now available 10 - 28 November 2016

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Brooks Williams & Guy Davis
A special debut and UK tour for New York bluesman GUY DAVIS and Statesboro, Georgia born roots and americana singer-songwriter BROOKS WILLIAMS, ranked one for the top Acoustic Guitarists of all time.
Two beautiful guitarists displaying a level of skill and humanity that makes audiences smile wherever they perform.
Click here to see Brooks performing 'Top of the World' on his cigar box guitar at The Ram Club, Thames Ditton, England (November 2014).
Click here to see Guy performing 'Shaky Pudding'
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Brooks Williams & Guy Davis
Whether Guy Davis is appearing on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Campanion”, “Mountain Stage” or David Dye’s,“World Café”., in front of 15,000 people on the Main Stage of a major festival, or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a Music Camp, Guy feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his ‘all’.
Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name – and more on the way – this Statesboro Georgia native is, according to americanaUK, “impossible not to like."
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For availability email or telephone GAIL COOKE on or + 44 (0) 7905 952 374
Click here to go to Laughing Dog Music


Sunday, 2 August 2015

Summer's Here - Latest News From Topic Records

Summer's here ~ Festival Season

After a run of fabulous gigs earlier in the summer, and wonderful reviews for their Murmurs album, Simpson∙ŸCutting∙ŸKerr appear together again at two festivals over the summer, Cambridge Folk Festival on Sunday 2nd August and Towersey Festival on Sunday 30th August. The trio resume the Murmurs Tour on Friday September 18th at The Grand in Clitheroe, the first of eight more concerts.
Check for more details.
You can also catch the wonderful Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band at the following venues over the next couple of months:
Friday 31st July : Camp Bestival, LULWORTH, Dorset
Saturday 8th August : WICKHAM Festival, Hampshire
Saturday 5th September : Robin Hood Folk Festival, RAVENSHEAD, Notts
Sunday 6th September : COTTINGHAM Folk Festival

Perfect for the festival season (and record collectors), we now have for sale a black tote bag with the classic Topic accordion player logo on one side and a 1967 Topic flyer design on the other.

Continuing our monthly choice of music at a very special price, August’s selections are volumes 17 to 20 of the original Voice of the People set and 4 more great Fledg’ling titles:
another 4 volumes of the Voice of the People:


and an August bundle of 4 more great Fledg’ling titles: 

FLED 3017  RICHARD THOMPSON & Chums ~ Hard Cash
FLED 3026  JULIAN DAWSON ~ Under The Sun
FLED 3080  SHIRLEY COLLINS ~ Sweet England

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick head out on an extensive 23-date tour in September, starting at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Tuesday September 1st and finishing on October 30th at the Stamford Arts Centre in South Lincolnshire.
You can see the full list of dates by following this link:
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick tour dates

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Northern Soul and Motown Night - Peterborough - November 6th.

Northern Soul and Motown Night - Peterborough - November 6th.

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle August 2015

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle August 2015 01507 526862 

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 1st   
Damned Deceiver (Good Solid Rock with some Light Rock Thrown in!) Playing a good cross section of rock covers from bands such as Black Sabbath to Alice Cooper to Green Day to The Cranberries and many more. 9pm start
Sat 8th
The Decades (Rock’n’Roll / R&B from the 60s) We are pleased to introduce this band to Old Nicks. Dave Walton (vocals/guitartist) was the lead singer with 'First Gear', managed by Shel Talmy in the 1960s. They had a minor hit with The 'In' Crowd, having been the first to record it in the UK and which has been released on no less than 16 compilation albums since. The celebrated rock guitarist Jimmy Page, later of Led Zeppelin fame, played on all their studio tracks. Dave has re-recorded the song in 2014. They played ‘Certain Girl’ on Thank Your Lucky Stars along side stars such as Sandy Shaw. The Decades are playing as a 4 piece all the favourites from the amazing decade of the 60s. 9pm start
Sat 15th   
Steelyard (An Exciting Brand of Blues Rock).  Playing traditional blues songs, some from the ‘British Blues Boom Period’ of the 1960s, this band perform a wide range of material, from their own versions of blues standards to original material. They have supported or shared bills with the likes of The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis, John Lee Hooker Junior, Louisiana Red, Lance Lopez and Kosmic blues.  9pm start

Sat 22nd  
Jester (Classic Rock / Classic Metal) Old Nicks welcome back these Nottingham guys who are now a 4 piece playing a wide range of songs from the 70s to date.  Influences include Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Metallica, Motorhead, Black Sabbath and many more. 9pm start
Fri 28th 
One Evening with ELVIS featuring Tommy 
Peckham.  ‘Big Arvo 10 Weekend’ starts with Tommy singing all your favourite Elvis songs.  Close your eyes and you would think that Elvis is in the room!!  In aid of Wish Upon A Star.  Elvis starts at 9pm.
Sat 29th
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.
Sun 30th
12 noon
BIG ARVO 10 - An event in support of Wish Upon A Star…….a mini fest of live music from 1pm to 11pm – 9 Bands, Real Ales, BBQ, Hog Roast, Balloon Sculpturing, Face Painting plus Raffle with Great Prizes.  Gold coin donation entry.  A great way to enjoy a bank holiday Sunday with the family.  An ALL AGES event!  For more details contact Old Nicks on 01507 526862 or visit our website at