Sunday, 31 January 2016

King King - Back By Public Demand!

Back by public demand!
King King announce seven  extra UK shows in March

Back by public demand!

King King announce seven extra UK shows in March

With support from Laurence Jones

09/03 The Epstein Theatre - Liverpool
10/03 The Fleece - Bristol
11/03 Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal
12/03 The Box - Crewe
17/03 The Globe Cardiff
18/03 The Picturedrome - Holmfirth
19/03 The Arc - Stockton

Tickets are available from
and the venue box offices.


Friday, 29 January 2016

The Frisbys New EP - Out Now!

The Frisbys

The Frisbys! wanted to let you know how excited they are that our thier 6 track EP 'The Cause' is out TODAY and available to be purchased as a download from Itunes:

Or if you fancy a physical copy ( a lancing pack featuring the beautiful artwork of Leon Ridyard ) you can find it at our bandcamp store right here:

Here's a link to a little sampler of The Cause EP via our soundcloud page:

Some lovely words about 'The Cause' EP from others

'Beautiful and often Epic EP' - VINYL DISTRICT

'The Cause is comprised of six warm tracks as sweet as honey' - MUSIC FOR LUNCH
‘There's an effortless symbiotic chemistry at work in all that they do’ - GIGWISE

‘Breath-taking’ - FOLK RADIO UK

‘Glorious harmonies and sweet, emotive sound’ - FOR FOLK’S SAKE

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Upcoming Shows
Saturday, January 30
Hoodoo's Live Music Venue and Bar  • 
Croydon, UK  •  7PM
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Friday, February 26
The Troubadour  •  London, UK  •  7PM
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Mnozil Brass, Casino De Paris, March 18 2016.

Mnozil Brass, Paris, March 18 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Films @ St Mary's In The Castle, Hastings, East Sussex.

Films @ St Mary's In The Castle, Hastings, East Sussex.

Film Screening:Stand by Me
Friday, January 22nd 2016, 7pm
Tickets (£5) available here
Doors open at 6.45pm

Friday 29th January 7pm
Film Screening:
Some like it Hot
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Fridays in February 7pm
Love: A season of films
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Friday 29th April 7pm
Afrikan Boy
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St. Mary in the Castle | 7 Pelham Crescent | Hastings | East Sussex | TN34 3AF

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Kirton Town Hall Live February 2016


7:00 PM

Adv Tickets: £11.00

from the OneStop store in the town. from 01652 649230

£13.00 on the door

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




support Farewell



Saturday 6th

 February, 2016

It has been 16 years since Rod Picott laid down his work belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and put a permanent end to his gig as a sheet rock hanger.  He'd been writing music in private for years, but it was 2001's Tiger Tom Dixon Blues - a debut album that bridged the gap between folk and Americana - that officially introduced him as a singer/ songwriter, kick starting one of the more acclaimed careers in modern day roots music.  Since then, he has focused on a different kind of construction: building a catalogue of songs that spin stories of hard work, heartache and the human condition.
Since 2001 he has recorded seven albums the latest of which, 'Fortune' was released in September 2015.  With 'Fortune' he focuses in himself, strips bare what he found rattling around his heart and invites the listener to follow a deeper and more intimate journey.  The album has won 4 and 5 star reviews across the UK Music Press.
Live he his thoroughly entertaining, whilst his songs tell a story and make you think, his banter between songs makes you laugh and smile
Support will come from popular Hull trio Farewell Fairground, who are an acoustic band full of uniqueness, harmonies and charisma.  They are influenced by a range of artists such as Kodaline, Mumford & Sons and Kings of Leon.
Advance tickets are priced at £11.00.  Tickets can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from
They will be £13.00 on the door

and appearing next time at



 her Band

on Saturday 27th February

Lauren Housley is a rising star of the UK music scene.  She has recently been heard on the Terry Wogan (in session), Chris Evans, Bob Harris and Jeremy Vine shows on BBC Radio 2.
Lauren sings a soulful blend of blues and Americana and is compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Elkie Brooks and Dusty Springfield.
She will be appearing with her band that consists of Thomas Dibb on guitars, Mark Lewis on bass, Chris Hillman on pedal steel, dobro and mandolin and Craig Hanson on drums.
Live, her voice is as powerful and subtle as can be heard on her album 'Sweet Surrender'.  She creates music that crosses over soul, blues, country and rock barriers, whilst all the time reaching out to the mainstream.
Support will come from Leeds University music student Skye, who first appeared at Town Hall Live as a 16 year old in 2012.
Advance Tickets for this concert will be £12.00, and can be obtained from the usual outlets.
Following the Lauren Housley concert are two acts that played sold out concerts in 2015.
First up on Saturday 19th March is CALLAGHAN
and then on Friday 8th April we welcome back


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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

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Monday, 18 January 2016

New Video from DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show...

DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show Nottingham, UK
'Vaudeville Show' Get 'down by the river of life' ... Check out the NEW VIDEO from Skiffle Show

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Upcoming Shows
Saturday, January 23
The Lion Inn  •  Nottingham, UK  •  8PM
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Saturday, February 27
Underwood Miners Welfare  •  Underwood, NTT, UK  •  8PM
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Sunday, March 13
The Black Market Venue  •  Mansfield, NOTTS, UK  •  5PM
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"'Sons & Lovers', a game fiddle led shuffle ... does for Nottingham, what Knoxville Girl did for ... well, Knoxville"
 — Paul Kerr, Americana-UK

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Norman Beaker Trio. Check It Out !!!!

Check Out The Norman Beaker Trio.

The Norman Beaker Trio
Three of the most legendary British Blues artistes play their own brand of esteemed originals which have made them one of the most popular bands in the UK and the Continent, including the song that's taken the blues charts of the UK and Europe by
storm, "Only I Got What the Other Guys Want" as well as the music of Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, and many other masters of the genre.
The Trio are among the final links to the first Blues musicians, having worked with the greatest of the original artists from the US and the UK. The band have played the major Jazz and Blues festivals worldwide but feel just as at home in a small pub atmosphere as at the Royal Albert Hall.
Expect a musical extravaganza as well as fun and entertainment that ensure an unforgettable night!

Norman Beaker
Norman Beaker has been at the forefront of the British Blues scene since the late '60s, playing with Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones, Tony Ashton and many others. B.B. King commented, “Norman is like a white Freddie King”, a rare compliment indeed and testimony to Norman's merits as a superb frontman.
Those Norman has subsequently worked with include B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers, Lowell Fulson, Van Morrison, Fenton Robinson, Carey Bell, Jon Lord, James Booker, Ruby Turner, Robert Plant, and many others.
The Beaker Band is one of the hardest-working bands on the circuit and tour permanently with Larry Garner and of course Chris Farlowe.
John Price Steve Gibson
(Bass/Vocals) (Drums/Percussion)

John Price: One of the busiest bass players around, John has recorded and played with Van Morrison, Chris Farlowe, Eric Burdon, Tony Ashton, Tony McPhee, Herbie Goins, Mick Abrahams...and this is only a partial list!
John has been with The Beaker Band for over 20 years.

Steve Gibson: A powerhouse of the kit, Steve worked with The Buzzcocks and has become one of the most sought-after percussionists , working with Chris Farlowe, Larry Garner,Herbie Goins, Irma Thomas and Jack Bruce.

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Information Links

YouTube Channel and Playlist

Workshops can be organised if requested
The Trio have been involved in the Blues in Schools program, designed to open the eyes and ears of children and aspiring musicians alike, Often at
festivals the band address a class, taking questions, demonstrating different styles of blues and encouraging participation. It usually lasts aboutan hour, with individual instrument demonstrations as well as a short band performance. This helps to inspire and educate the next generation of blues musicians everywhere.

Hotels and Restaurants
Special options are on offer designed to suit an establishment's specific requirements, ambience and clientele. These can be arranged to satisfaction
with your entertainment coordinator.
Contact Information
Sally Sharp-Paulsen, Coordinator, the Norman Beaker Band
Mama Bear Enterprises, Ltd

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Norman Hewit Heading South Now On Spotify & All Other Good Outlets

Norman Hewit Heading South Now On Spotify & All Other Good Outlets - Chek it out Here...

It's also available for download at itunes, Amazon, CD Baby etc..

Check Out The Blazing Saddles

Check Out The Blazing Saddles

Country, rock 'n' roll, ballads and a tin full o' wise cracks Featuring...

Arthur Billingsley - Lead vocals and guitar (The Lurkers, 999)
Gary Rudd - Bass guitar and vocals (Freddie and the Dreamers, Linda Gail Lewis)
Damo Waters - Drums and vocals (Jonah Lewy, British Sea Power, Jimmy Carl Black)
Nathan Young - Lead guitar (Lonnie Donegan and Joe Brown)

Well pardners, we hope to see ya’ll havin’ a rip roarin’ time out here with us. Don't find yourself gettin’ lonesome, mosey on down and join us for some good ol’ fashioned country fun. Pull up a barstool and order a shot o’ sarsaparilla, ‘cause you’ll want to hear The Blazing Saddles doing what they do best.

Fri 12th Feb – The Woolpack Doncaster – Free Entry – 9:00 pm start
Sat 13th Feb – The Jolly Brewer Lincoln – Free Entry – 9:00 pm start
Fri 19th Feb – The Rogue Saint Lincoln – Free Entry – 9:00 pm start
Sat 20th Feb – The Green Man Stamford – Free Entry – 9:00 pm start

Enquiries to...

Great Live Music Coming Your Way at Lincoln Drill Hall

Great Live Music Coming Your Way at Lincoln Drill Hall

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Monday, 11 January 2016

It's the first Lincoln Arts MashUp of 2016. #lincolnartsmashup #newvie16 @mrholly68

It's the first Lincoln Arts MashUp of 2016.

Hosted this time by LPAC as part of the brilliant NewVolutions free festival of new work which runs from 17 - 23 Jan, the MashUp will be held in the Cafe at LPAC on Weds 20th Jan from 5.30pm till around 7pm. 

Please come along - the bar will be open, there will be snacks and there will be plenty of chat, networking and probably some gossip.

And half way through there's a chance for anyone to take the floor for a couple of minutes to tell us all about a particular project, to ask for advice, to suggest a collaboration or pretty much anything else.
Please forward / tweet / facebook and generally spread the word!
See you there :-) 

#lincolnartsmashup  #newvie16 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

New music from Manhaton for 2016

New music from Manhaton for 2016

2015 has been a very busy year for the staff at Manhaton, and we see no reason why 2016 will be any different.

Successful records from Robin Trower with "Something's About To Change" and King King with "Reaching For The Light" have made their mark with both fans and the music media.
In 2016 we will release a brand new album from the evergreen Robin Trower, titled "Where You Are Going To" and I must say the demos already sound terrific!

King King’s album “Reaching For the Light” was selected in the Top 50 Albums of the year in both Classic Rock magazine and its sister publication The Blues Magazine
King King go from strength to strength, and as a real reward for their hard work in recent years they've accepted an arena tour with 90's rock band Thunder in February - something the guys are very excited about. Alan has been a big Thunder fan for some time! This will be followed by a headline tour in May, featuring an opening set from the amazing Dan Patlansky
Later in 2016 the band will release their first live CD/DVD, which will be shot and edited in April.
King King - Reaching For The Light
Robin Trower - Something's About To Change
Stevie Nimmo - Sky Won't Fall
Both Ben Poole and our new signing Stevie Nimmo will release new albums in the early part of 2016. This will coincide with a joint mammoth co-headline tour of the UK.

"Time Has Come" will be the follow up to Ben's popular "Live At The Albert Hall" album from October 2014.

Stevie marks his first Manhaton release with "Sky Won't Fall". A fresh and varied LP, recorded with Wayne Proctor at Superfly Studios.

Hat Fitz & Cara continue to put together album number four, and will return for a few select shows in April/May to promote the new album. More news on that soon. Festivals will be added over the Summer. 
Finally, we'd like to welcome New Yorker Sari Schorr to our roster of acts. Sari was introduced to Manhaton records by legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall).
“Sari Schorr is the embodiment of the best the blues and beyond has to offer. Sari is definitely the next big blues diva that will sweep through the blues scene” Dave Fields Big City Blues New York.
New York hall of fame inductee Sari is working on a new album with Mike and her band The Engine Room, which we look forward to releasing in September. Have a look here
Friday 4th March  STEVIE NIMMO "SKY WON'T FALL”  HATMAN 2041
Friday 1st April   BEN POOLE “TIME HAS COME”  HATMAN 2042
Friday 25th May  HAT FITZ & CARA  HATMAN 2044
Friday 9th September  SARI & THE ENGINE ROOM  HATMAN  2045
Friday 30th September   KING KING “LIVE” CD & DVD  HATMAN 2046 

Mailing Address 
Manhaton Records
9 School Road
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1QQ
United Kingdom