Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Band From County Hell - Blackfriars Arts Centre Boston - June 4th 2016

Band From County Hell - Blackfriars Arts Centre Boston - June 4th 2016

The Blues Band at St. Mary In The Castle Saturday, April 23rd 2016

The Blues Band at St. Mary In The Castle Saturday, April 23rd

The Blues Band was formed in 1979, by ex Manfred Mann group members, Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, originally to play a few pub gigs.

The Blues had always been their first love, indeed Manfred Mann for a short time backed Sonny Boy Williamson and Tom’s first band, the Roosters, also included a young Eric Clapton.

Paul & Tom were to be joined by slide guitarist Dave Kelly, who brought in Gary Fletcher to play bass guitar, while Hughie Flint sat on the drum stool.

Rob Townsend later replaced Flint, otherwise the line-up is still the same today.

Reserved Auditorium Stalls seats: 01323 841414 (Hailsham Pavilion)
Auditorium Box Seats and Unreserved Balcony Seats: 01323 841414
Balcony Seats also on sale at Music’s Not Dead: 01424 552435
and Hastings Tourist Information Centre: 01424 451111

Seats: £20.50 & £23.50

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Lincolnshire Jazz Week 2016

The jazz scene comes to Lincolnshire for a nine-day celebration of jazz music featuring UK and international acts.
Jazz artists, bands, and experts perform, often for free, across Lincolnshire in venues across the county including...

The Collection Lincoln Drill Hall Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Lincoln Cathedral.

The Lincoln Jazz Festival is organised in association with Lincoln BIG, Arts Council England, and EMJAZZ.

Jazz Week Programme

Friday 6th May
  • Snake David with the LPAC House Band
    Zing Bar at LPAC 5pm - 7pm, free
    One of the UK's leading saxophonists plays with the house abdn led by Stevie Smith playing popular swinging numbers.
Saturday 7th May
  • Dennis Rollins with the Pat McCarthy Trio
    The Collection 8pm, adults £8 u16s free
    Internationally renowned jazz trombonist collaborates with guitarist Pat McCarthy. Stokes Collection Cafe is open before the performance for dinner.
  • Philip Clouts Quartet 'Umoya' Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre LN11 0BX, 7:30pm, all tickets £10 book now   Umoya is the Zulu word for 'life force' reflecting the band's influences from South African roots thro Caribbean Calypso to Cuban dance.
Sunday 8th May
  • Jazz Eucharist - Cathedral Choir feat. the Andrew Wood Trio
    Lincoln Cathedral 9:15am, free
    Excerpts from Bob Chilcott's 'A Little Jazz Mass' as part of the morning service along with some Gershwin and choral soloists.
  • The James Taylor Quartet
    Lincoln Drill Hall 8pm, £16/£14/£8 book now
    Britain's top Hammon Organ player Jame Taylor is an internationally acclaimed jazz-soul-funk musician, performing for a groovy night at Lincoln Drill Hall.
Monday 9th May
  • Ben Martin Quartet
    Bar67 8pm, free (ticketed)
    Saxophonist Ben Martin leads a dynamic jazz quartet influenced by genres from be-bop to New York swing.
Tuesday 10th May
  • Gabrielle Ducomble & her Band
    Cafe Portico food from 7:30pm, music from 8:30pm, all tickets £8
    Gabrielle and her band bring a blend of Gallic charm and Parisian-style jazz and tango, supported by guitarist Nicholas Meier.
Wendesday 11th May
  • Nigel Price Organ Trio plus Alex Garnett Lincoln Drill Hall 8pm, all tickets £8 u16s free. Band led by award-winning guitarist Nigel Price playing accessible jazz supported by Hammond Organ, drums, and saxophone.
Thursday 12th May
  • The Geoff Eales Trio
    The Collection, 8pm, all tickets £8 u16s free
    A classy version of the piano trio that has given jazz its distinctive form since the 50s.
Friday 13th May
  • The Heritage Quintet
    Zing Bar at LPAC 5pm - 7pm, free
    A regular at Zing Bar, this local group serve as a fun warm up for Clare Teal in the evening.
  • Clare Teal
    Lincoln Performing Arts Centre 7:30pm, all tickets £20 book now
    The award-winning musician who is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2 will perform contemporary covers of her heroes alongside witty storytelling.
  • The Nicola Farnon Trio
    Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall DN21 4LZ, 7:30pm, £10 advance, £12 on the door book now
    Nicola is a gifted bass player and singer, supported by Piero Tucci on piano and saxophone and Phil Johnson on drums.
Saturday 14th May
  • Georgina Jackson Quartet
    Stokes Collection Cafe 8pm, all tickets £8 u16s free
    Singer and trumpeter Georgina sings with the BBC Big Band alongside others and will perform here in a classy jazz quartet.
  • Tim Richards' Hextet
    South Holland Centre Spalding 8pm, £13.50/£12/£7.50 book now
    Pianist-composer Tim Richards brings his nine-piece Great Spirit band playing melodic, attractive, and unpompous tunes.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Keith Luckey is at the Strugglers Inn, Westgate, Lincoln on Saturday 19 March

Keith Luckey is at the Strugglers Inn, Westgate, Lincoln on Saturday 19 March

Kick Off is at around 8.45 pm.

Live Music and Real Ale On Tap!

What better way to spend a Saturday Night?

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Band From County Hell @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Band From County Hell @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Friday 18 March 8pm

The Band From County Hell have been described as one of the most exciting and original Celtic bands on today's circuit.

‘These guys instrumentally are so good as a unit, then you add the vocals of Joolz McLelland and you have the perfect Celtic Combo.’  Ian Usher live review from The Bodega, Nottingham

Tickets: £10 advance, £12 on day from 01522 873894

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Topic Records "Set dances, hornpipes, jigs and reels…"

The latest news and special offers from Topic Records.

"Set dances, hornpipes, jigs and reels…"

During March, Topic Records celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with two fabulous new releases of Irish music in London, plus special offers from a back-catalogue rich in the music of Ireland. Topic is very proud to have presented over many years a wealth of diverse music from the Emerald Isle, and to still be involved in an important ongoing tradition.

Topic’s latest releases in the widely-acclaimed series of traditional music from these islands, The Voice of the People, presents, over two 3CD sets, nearly 200 tracks of the most vital, dynamic music made by Irish immigrants in London over the last six decades:

TSCD679T "It was mighty!"  In the early 1950s, some of the most talented young traditional musicians from rural Ireland found themselves in London, working on building sites and in heavy construction, away from home, but among hundreds of people like them. Music was played in pubs and dance halls and, for a decade or two, almost every night of the week, Camden Town, Fulham and neighbouring boroughs were buzzing. Many of the early pioneers of this music, great artists by any reckoning, are represented here, captured at the peak of their powers.

TSCD680T "It was great altogether!" Irish traditional music was well-established in pubs and dance halls and at Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann meetings in Greater London by the mid-1960s, the groundwork having been done by a generation of young musicians from rural Ireland. Often direct descendants, the latest generation of musicians set equally high standards and have determined to keep the original reasons for playing and keep the old styles alive.

March special offers
This month we have four titles from Topic’s splendid selection of Irish music on CD, edited by Reg Hall, at the very special price of only £6 each:



The Voice of the People series has included some superb examples of traditional Irish music, and we are offering two of these volumes at a very special price throughout the month of March:

TSCD 674   SARAH MAKEM  The Heart Is True   £  9.00
A fine Irish traditional singer recorded by many song collectors visiting Ireland in the 1950s, Sarah Makem’s voice reflected a strength and generosity of spirit crucial to the understanding of the Irish tradition.

TSCD 677T   VARIOUS ARTISTS  The Flax In Bloom   £ 12.00
Peter Kennedy and Sean O’Boyle uncovered a treasure trove of songs, singers and music-making in their recording travels around Ulster in the early 1950s, and this stunning 3CD set gives a wide and varied view of traditional music of that time and place.

This year’s Record Store Day celebrations take place on Saturday 16th April. On the day, Topic will be releasing an exclusive 7” vinyl single by Martin Simpson and some of his musical friends.
A double A-side, the single features Martin with Andy Cutting and Tom A. Wright on a brilliant version of Booker T. and the MGs’ ‘Green Onions’, and, on the other side, with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr on the classic ballad ‘Willie Taylor’.

Fledg’ling Records will also be taking part, with an exclusive reissue of a rare Shirley Collins 7” EP that originally came out on the Collector label in 1964, ‘English Songs volume 2’, in a replica flipback sleeve plus a new inner sleeve with rare photographs.

The Incredible String Band
on Fledg’ling Records

Fifty years ago, The Incredible String Band released their first album on the Elektra Records label. In 2010, our friends at Fledg’ling Records presented a beautifully remastered and repackaged version of the album with the full support and co-operation of Mike Heron, Clive Palmer and Robin Williamson, as well as original producer Joe Boyd, and engineer John Wood. To celebrate it’s fiftieth anniversary, Fledg’ling is offering this definitive version of the debut album on CD for just £5:

 Tour News
Martin Simpson

Martin continues his busy schedule of touring, with solo gigs and those with SimpsonŸCuttingŸKerr booked through to September. Details from his website by clicking here:
Martin Simpson tour dates

St Andrews Hospice Bubble Rush - Sunday May 22nd 2016

St Andrews Hospice Bubble Rush - Sunday May 22nd 2016

It’s Hull & East Riding’s first ever
Bubble Rush
Will you be there?
The Bubble Rush is an event that anyone can take part in. It’s a massively fun event that will leave you popping with excitement. As you run, walk, dance or skip around the course, you will encounter a number of Coloured Bubble Stations, which will cover you from head to toe in frothy foam.
We would love you to join us for this brand-new, fun event, not only to help St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice, but to have a bubbly, fun time with your friends and family. Don’t worry if you are not a runner, because the course will be a maximum of 5k and is not timed. Participants are encouraged to complete the course at their own pace. You can run if you want to, but if you don’t, it is fine to walk or stroll, or even skip or dance, through the bubbles.
It’s going to be an event to remember and an event not to be missed
Hull & East Riding’s first ever Bubble Rush
Will you be there?
Click the link below to register – register before 24th
April to take advantage of our 
‘early- bird’ discount.

Angela Greenfield
Events Co-ordinator
St Andrew's Hospice

Tel: 01472 350908 Ext: 265

St Andrews Hospice Peaks Lane, Grimsby, DN32 9RP
Phone: 01472 350908  |  Fax: 01472 251765  |  Email:
Copyright © 2012 St Andrew's Hospice

Brooks Williams - My Turn Now

BROOKS WILLIAMS - Top Americana, Roots guitarist releases his new album 'My Turn Now' and UK tour dates available in 2016/2017 Brooks Williams stands

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Brooks Williams - 'My Turn Now'
Brooks Williams stands on tradition but he doesn’t stand still. His influences fly so fast and furious they blur. Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite.
He not only tours like a hellhound’s on his trail, and creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting-fit. Brooks was born in Statesboro, Georgia (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell), is a great singer. In 2013 he was nominated ‘best male vocalist’ by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.”
And he’s one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the “Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.” The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!”

Brooks Williams writes songs that are a collision of roots and evolution. Rocking. Economical. Ironic. The arrangements are tight, and yet the performances are rich in blues pathos. Words like timeless, astute, archetypal just about cover it.
Walking the line between blues and Americana, Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 23 CDs to his name, fRoots says Williams’ music “Americana at its finest!”
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Don't take our word for it, here's what some other folks have got to say:

“He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. The real thing.” - Martin Simpson
“Absolutely beyond criticism!” - fRoots
"Best Male Vocalist Nominee!" - Spiral Earth Awards 2014
“A fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!” - San Antonio Light
“One of America's musical treasures.” - Dirty Linen
"How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique." - Blues Revue
“Americana at its finest!” - fRoots
“We called him back for three encores!” - Blues In Britain
“…classy, tasteful, bright, and hugely enjoyable!" - Blues Matters
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For availability email GAIL COOKE on 
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Monday, 7 March 2016

Mr Fez, Shut Up, Listen and Dance!

Shut Up, Listen, and Dance!

music and not much more. for Pboro and for the world wide web. nothing manufactured. quality music from yesteryear and today. plus a bit of banter. and tours, local gigs, and Posh. and a special half past six thirty.

click here to listen live every Wednesday from 6pm

get in touch:

and listen again to recent shows below:
march 2 clump. pies. cigarette trees. kylie's tunnel Blondie-Buggles-Beatles-Verve-Pulp-Billy Bragg-Showaddywaddy
feb 24 wonky veg. v-fest. brit awards. benny hill Coldplay-Blur-Clash-Springsteen-Buzzcocks-Undertones-Lilly Allen
feb 17 max wall. viz. nme. miss saigon. vampires Kiss-Madness-Beautiful South-Winehouse-Sheeran-Blondie