Friday, 27 May 2016

Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shine A Light, Tour.

Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shine A Light, Tour.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Big City Indians - Brand New Wolfsheart Native American flute album "Into The White Desert Sky“

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

2016 Northern Soul All Dayer - The Re-Union @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Soul Club Presents...

2016 Northern Soul All Dayer - The Re-Union

Saturday 11 June 12noon – 12midnight @ Lincoln Drill Hall

Between 1979 and 1981 Lincoln Drill Hall hosted Northern Soul All-Nighters and was one of the go to destinations those prepared to travel around the UK just to dance, 12pm to 8am.
For the first time in 34 years the original line-up of Drill Hall DJs are back again, playing the original sounds in our legendary venue.

Northern, rare, classics, funk, R’n’B, soul, crossover and modern.
Two rooms, 40 DJs, special guests, record bars.

Tickets: £15 advance (£18 on the door) from 01522 873894

Saturday, 21 May 2016

An update from The Joe Strummer Foundation

Strummerville Calling
We are super excited to announce our fundraising campaign. StrummerJam is a month long event running from 1st - 31st August 2016 (Joe's birthday month).

Musicians, venues, promoters and fans of music in local scenes will nominate a local non-profit that uses music as part of their mission, organise a StrummerJam fundraising event, and we will help facilitate and promote each StrummerJam!


Help The Joe Strummer Foundation Raise £5,000 For The Stone Flowers Campaign

Stone Flowers
Today we have just announced our support of Stone Flowers, established in 2011, the Stone Flowers’ is a joint music project between Freedom from Torture North West and Music Action International (previously known as Musicians Without Borders), a local-based international music charity supporting men and women who have been subjected to and witnessed torture and organised violence and atrocities that most people find hard to conceive.

Read more, learn how to get involved and make a difference

Strummerville 40 years of Punk Party-val

40 Years Of Punk
On June 4th we are putting on a “40 Years Of Punk” anniversary celebration – we are joining forces with Red Stripe, Wray & Nephew, Concrete PR and South East London’s finest boozer, The Railway Tavern, to put on a fundraiser with a stunning line up that blends 1976 and 2016, then and now, new and old.

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50% Merch Clearance Sale

50% Merch Sale
It's time for a spring clean! We've created a spring sale to clear back stock of merch - consisting of classic Strummerville designs, our Rockers Beatbox Sweater, Joe Strummer Icon T's and many more.

Note there are many sizes we do not have, so get in quick before everything goes!

Click to visit store and nab a bargain, first come first serve!

Note: all sales from merch go towards our projects, thank you


Support The Joe Strummer Foundation and amazingly talented independent artists by listening to, sharing and buying our fundraising albums!
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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Live at Kirton Town Hall - The Loud Shirts May 22, 2016


7:00 PM

Adv Tickets: £10.00

from the OneStop store in the town. from 01652 649230

£10.00 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




 with special guests KUSCHTY RYE




                       An evening for lovers of American West Coast Country Rock.

The Loud Shirts from Hull sing three part harmonies, with our sometime sound man Lynn Blakeston on electric and lap steel guitars, Rob on bass, Tony on guitar and mandolin and Phil on drums.  They will be sharing their love of 70's West Coast music by, amongst others, the Eagles, Crosby, Still nd Nash, Flying Burrito Bothers, Steve Earle, Neil Young and Poco.  You are sure to know many of the songs and the boys will have you singing along.
Likewise can be said of the special guests for the evening, Kuschty Rye from Bradford, who are Des Horsfall (pictured) and Andy McKerlie.  Des has recorded a trio of albums inspired by the late great Ronnie Lane.  The music takes you back to the music of The Small Faces, the Faces and Slim Chance.  Indeed, Des is the current singer of Ronnie's old band Slim Chance.

Both acts have played a support slot previously at Town Hall Live and both went down really well, so well that we had to ask them back.  Kuschty Rye will play a 40 minute set, whilst the Loud Shirts will play a full set.  It will be a night of great music, with a whole of songs that you are bound to recognise.

Advance tickets are priced at £10.00.  Tickets can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from
They will be £10.00 on the door

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on Friday 10th June  2016


and special guest 

We are proud to present two of America's best female singer songwriters Hannah Aldridge and Lilly Hiatt.
27 year old Hannah Aldridge is steeped in the music of both Muscle Shoals and Nashville, the two cities she was raised in by her father, Walt, a Muscle Shoals legend as a songwriter, musician and producer.
As a teenager Hannah trained to be a classical pianist and didn't begin writing songs until she was 21 and a student at Tennessee State University.  Her performing career began at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville when she was chosen to represent the University in a 3 song showcase.  Within two years she signed a publishing deal after her song 'Lonesome' was featured on the Hart of Dixie TV series.
In 2013 she recorded her debut album 'Razor Wire, which was packed with quality songs and was backed by Jason Isbell's band 400 Unit.  It is stunning.  She is about to release the follow up.

The special guest on Hannah's 2016 tour will be Lilly Hiatt.  Lilly also has a famous father, John whose songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
Lilly writes and plays songs that are witty, frank and musically adventurous.  In 2015 she released her latest album 'Royal Blue' that contains eleven smart songs that branch out into different sounds and styles, from pop to rock to indie.

Advance Tickets for this concert are priced at £12, and can be obtained from the usual outlets. 
 Tickets are on sale now.


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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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Only one UK date remaining for RAGGED UNION BLUEGRASS

Only one UK date remaining for RAGGED UNION BLUEGRASS (Colorado, USA) Fri 21 October 2016 “Ragged Union Bluegrass are a powerful new group that has a
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Only one UK date remaining for RAGGED UNION BLUEGRASS (Colorado, USA) Fri 21 October 2016

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“Ragged Union Bluegrass are a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band – top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals! They put on an entertaining stage show and have the talent and versatility to please a wide variety of audiences. Professionally, they are dependable, courteous and a pleasure to work with" - Ken Seaman, Midwinter Bluegrass Festival, USA
Lead vocalists Geoff and Christina Union have surrounded themselves with some of Colorado's finest acoustic musicians. Their latest album 'Hard Row to Hoe' is as thick and easy as a Georgia wind on an August afternoon. Grab a glass of sweet tea, settle back on the front porch swing and enjoy the tunes!
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Ragged Union’s hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues is infectious and mesmerising. And since their inception a couple of years ago are becoming a firm favourite with music lovers up and down the land!
“This is your grandfather’s bluegrass music but NOT his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are ‘traditional’ in their approach and in RU’s presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; that is, they deal with modern angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way. And this is the crux: that’s entirely different than how bluegrass music has been ‘updated’ to date. It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving through their instruments the things one likes about bluegrass music.”
Some pretty powerful words for a band who is just now releasing their first album. The music coming from this six-piece Colorado based ensemble, lead by husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, is memorable and provides a platform for players performing original tunes and off-the-beaten path standards, winning fans in the process.
There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider songwriting that has become an earmark of their style.
'Hard Row to Hoe' was recorded in the fall/winter months of 2014 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Former Rebecca Frazier/Hit and Run banjoist, and current player for Finnders and Youngberg, Aaron Youngberg, engineered and mixed the project consisting of thirteen tunes, eleven singers, two instrumentals, ten originals and three covers.
Band members Christina Union (lead and tenor vocals), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin, vocal), Chris C-Bob Elliot (Banjo), Justin Hoffenberg (fiddle), and Michael Sivcovich (upright bass), have created a sound that is masterful in the hands of seasoned musicians and with an appeal that is infectious.
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