Monday, 26 September 2016

The Classic Collection, The Stranglers, on Tour March 2017

The Classic Collection, The Stranglers, on Tour March 2017

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, October, 2016

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle

October, 2016

8 North St, Horncastle. LN9 5DX.        

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  
Point Blank (Pop/Rock) A 5 piece from Scunthorpe who have built up a solid reputation in their local area and play a wide range of styles including songs from the Who, Beatles and The Faces through to Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, U2 and many more. With the addition of a keyboard to their band, there is a fuller and rounded sound.  9pm start
Sat 8th   

The Mick Rutherford Band (Blues/Progressive/Classic Rock) This experienced and accomplished band is welcomed back to Old Nicks who play, as described, heavy blues/rock and in live performances take no prisoners. They are proud to be the first of the Blues Matters family to have a top twenty hit (number 4) in the USA I-Tunes Blues Singles download chart. Not to be missed!!  9pm start
Sat 15th
Ambush (Classic Rock Covers) Ambush is a classic rock covers band with a great singer that covers the songs most bands don't, Def Leppard, Dio, Deep Purple etc. Featuring Andy Green from Still Remains UK on Guitar and backing vocals. Outstanding!  9pm start
Sat 22nd
Unfinished Business (Blues & Blues-Rock).  A 5 piece band with twin lead guitar will be playing blues and blues-rock, ranging from classic electric blues by Muddy Waters and Freddie King, through contemporary blues by Robben Ford and Matt Schofield to rocking blues by Cream, Gary Moore and ZZ Top. 
Fri 28th
De Ja Vu Roadshow combined with our “Count Up” (Mr Creature’s any type of music you wish…all you have to do is ask…..Disco) Celebrating Halloween, fancy dress if desired.  This is being combined with our annual ‘Count Up’ - monies raised over the year for Wish Upon A Star…final total presented on the evening. 8.30pm start
Sat 29th  
Firegarden (Classic Rock/Progressive/Funk) Old Nicks welcome back this band from Sheffield as it is always a pleasure to see these guys perform.  Firegarden are a band that believe in the expression of emotion in it's purest form: live and rocking! With a multitude of influences, from classic '70's rock to absolutely anything that excites your ears. They sound ‘British’, but not slavishly so.   9pm start

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Friday, 23 September 2016

Lots of news from Topic Records

the sun he is a-drawing to the west, to the west

After a summer full of festivals in the sun, Topic looks forward to more great music, recorded and live, along with some very special offers from our back-catalogue.

MARTIN SIMPSON ~ Photo by Sandy McGhie
After a very busy summer touring solo and with Dom Flemons (The American Songster), Martin Simpson already has a pretty full touring schedule planned, beginning in September with the following dates:
Friday 16th September – GUILDFORD – The Electric Theatre
Saturday 17th September – SUDBURY – Quay Theatre
Friday 23rd September – ST HELENS – The Citadel Arts Centre
Saturday 24th September – KIRKGATE, Cockermouth – The Kirkgate Centre
Sunday 25th September – LANGHOLM, Dumfriesshire – The Buccleuch Centre
Monday 26th September – EDINBURGH – Traverse Theatre
Friday 30th September – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Wadsworth Community Centre
Also, as part of Nancy Kerr’s ‘Words and Music’ events at Kings Place, on Friday 2nd December, SimpsonŸCuttingŸKerr join forces with author Rob Cowen, exploring different ways of writing about nature and wildlife: Words & Music at King's Place 

Our monthly special offers are a great way of filling the gaps in your music collection, or to give as splendid gifts for friends. Topic’s special offers for September are seven classic albums by Martin Simpson at the very special price of only £6 each:





Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band have been playing stunning live sets at festivals during the summer months, and have a fabulous new album ‘Big Machine’, coming soon. Eliza appears with dad Martin Carthy and The Gift Band at the Lyme Regis Folk Weekend on Sunday 11th September, then has the following Wayward Band dates booked:
Thursday 3rd November – BURY ST EDMUNDS – The Apex
Friday 4th November – HASTINGS – St Mary in the Castle
Saturday 5th November – LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall
Sunday 6th November – WARWICK – Arts Centre
Friday 11th November – SALISBURY – City Hall
Saturday 12th November – MANCHESTER – Royal Northern College of Music
Sunday 13th November – SCUNTHORPE – Baths Hall
Saturday 26th November – BASINGSTOKE – Anvil Arts
Sunday 27th November – NOTTINGHAM – Glee Club

“…of course, we already know the band is great. So what follows may not be a surprise – but it is completely thrilling… with Carthy dancing about at the centre of a joyful musical whirlwind, thrilling in the moment."

Eliza’s finest work so far is showcased on the Topic double CD set Wayward Daughter, available throughout September at the very special price of only £9.00!


Finale : an evening with PENTANGLE

Pentangle at the Royal Festival Hall June 2008 ~
photograph by Chris Bates

In 2007 the original five members of PENTANGLE - Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson & Terry Cox - reconvened to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sir David Attenborough at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2008 they began a UK tour at the Royal Festival Hall, exactly 40 years to the day since they recorded their classic 'Sweet Child' at the venue. Emotions and memories ran high in the packed house. The evening was a musical triumph, as were the subsequent dates.

Topic is very proud to be releasing Pentangle’s final live recordings on 7th October on  ‘Finale’, a double CD set with some of their classic material, beautifully played and recorded, a fine testament to the majesty of a mercurial band, whose substantial individual talents came together to create magic in their music.   

The Guitar Player and The American Songster
Our very good friends at Fledg’ling Records also have a very exciting release on CD, DL and vinyl LP due on 7th October, Ever Popular Favourites by Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons, a collection of recordings made out on the road, capturing the infectious joy of a shared transatlantic musical heritage.

Seasons of Song

The passing of the seasons feature prominently in the canon of songs sung by The Copper Family of Rottingdean, and Topic has two beautiful books available with the words and music to many of these songs included, plus a superb memoir of his life by Bob Copper, ‘A Man of No Consequence’
Now since we have brought this so cheerfully round
We will send for the ploughman who ploughs up and down.
See the boy with his whip and the man to his plough
Here's a health to the jolly ploughman who ploughs up the ground.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Thunder, On Tour, March 2017.

Thunder, On Tour, March 2017.

The Beatles - I Was There

Mr Fez Look At What You Been Missin'

look at what you been missin!

7th September
Stranglers, Ian Dury, Beautiful South, Specials, Deacon Blue, Stereophonics + more
Wonderful Weirdo Day. More cats or dogs? Football news you won’t hear anywhere else. Sit in a Spit. Friendliest city in the UK
and Ying Tong!!
Click here to listen

14th September
Travis, Belle Stars, Florence & The Machine, Visage, UB40, Jackson + more
New Madness. Tommy Cooper. Peterborough Big Band Bandioke
and tropical fish & Peckham!!
Click here to listen

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

New Live Album by King King

King King Live album

New Live Album

We are delighted to announce our Deluxe Edition 3-disc set, available now to pre-order at, includes two CDs that captures the live energy of the sold-out hometown concert at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May 2016, plus a bonus DVD film of us performing to a capacity crowd at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on 13th April 2016.
Click below to watch the live version of 'Waking Up':

Classic Rock Magazine broke the news, and Alan said: "We are excited about 'King King Live' because it's the first time we've ever released a live album. It's a great testament to how our audiences drive us on to perform to the best of our abilities. The audience reaction to the live performances is amazing. This release couldn't have been possible without them."
We look forward to seeing you on tour in the Europe and then the UK in November!
European Tour 2016
UK Tour 2016

Tickets can be booked from the Gig Cartel or via the website.

See you soon!

Alan, Lindsay, Wayne & Bob
King King
Manhaton Records
Manhaton Records

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The latest news from Fledg'ling Records.

"Essential Autumn listening!"
Our newly-released Anne Briggs - Four Songs EP has received very positive responses throughout the press. Last month Folk Radio UK published a lengthy new interview with Anne that focused on her early years as a travelling musician and the time around Four Songs. Earlier this week BBC Radio4 broadcast a wonderful half-hour interview with Anne - The Voices of Annie Briggs. A further feature is due to be published in the next issue of fROOTS.

Four Songs, as the title suggests, collects together four previously unreleased recordings - three BBC recordings from the radio series ‘Folk-Song Cellar’, plus one song privately recorded by one of Anne’s oldest friends - on a beautifully presented vinyl 7" EP.

These rare, simple, unadorned and intimate performances, aching with poignancy, make their first appearance on record, fifty years after recording and capture Anne Briggs singing at just the right time in her brief singing career.

Anne herself has been very excited about the project: “…the results couldn't have been better. Nice the way it came about too, with lost recordings and old friends caring for them for decades.”
Track list: 1 The Recruited Collier, 2 My Bonny Boy (A Bower In My Breast), 3 Polly Vaughan, 4 The Verdant Braes Of Skreen.

You can follow this link to preview: The Verdant Braes Of Skreen

MARTIN SIMPSON and DOM FLEMONS proudly present a selection of Ever Popular Favourites will be released on Friday October 7th on CD / LP / DL.

Track list:
1 My Money Never Runs Out, 2 John Hardy, 3 If I Lose, 4 Little Sadie, 5 Pay Day, 6 Short Times Come Again No More, 7 Too Long (I’ve Been Gone), 8 Bulldoze Blues, 9 Stealin’, 10 Champagne Charlie, 11 Coalman Blues, 12 Buckeye Jim.
MARTIN SIMPSON ~ vocals, guitar, banjo
DOM FLEMONS ~ vocals, bones, banjo, quills, harmonica, electric kettle

You can follow this link to preview John Hardy

You might care to purchase an exclusive set of four
Ever Popular Favourites pinned insignia.

During September we have a special offer on these three fabulous albums from the Fledg'ling catalogue at only £6.00 each:


FLED 3008  ANNE BRIGGS ~ Sing A Song For You
FLED 3064  ANDY ROBERTS & The Great Stampede
FLED 3088  ANDY ROBERTS ~ Urban Cowboy

Early in 2017 we will release The Traveller's Tale a previously unreleased suite of tunes composed by from JOHN WARREN and recorded live in June 1993 by the  JOHN SURMAN / JOHN WARREN BRASS PROJECT.

Best wishes and many thanks for continuing to support Fledg'ling.

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Luke Jackson and Andy Sharps - Town Hall Live - Kirton


7:00 PM

Adv Tickets: £12.00

from the OneStop store in the town. from 01652 649230

£14.00 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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Saturday 24th 

September, 2016

When Luke Jackson last appeared at Town Hall Live it is fair to say that he stunned the audience and left them open mouthed with the sheer power his performance.
Soon after he formed a trio with best friends Andy Sharps (bass) and Conor Downs (drums).  In July last year they released a seven track CD called 'This Family Tree'.  All seven songs are shrewd observations of growing up as teenagers.
Luke, from Canterbury, is still only 22 years old and is surely destined for great things.  He is a phenomenal performer, he is not just another bloke with a guitar.  He has been compared to Martin Simpson and Richard Thompson.

Luke writes powerful, impressive and personal songs. and a stage presence that many artists would die for.  The command and control he has over his voice is breathtaking and leaves you thinking that you have witnessed a flawless performance.  On top of that his lyrics are hard hitting and downright amusing.  Luke will be accompanied by Andy at this concert.
The evening will be made complete with support from Rhiannon Scutt, who was one half of the popular local duo, Rita Payne.
Advance tickets are priced at £12.00.  Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from
They will be £14.00 on the door

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October, 2016



It is three years since Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts last played Town Hall Live.  They have released two studio albums since and have just released a live album.  The tour celebrates the release.
Katriona and Jamie met 10 years ago whilst studying at Leeds College of Music.  They started playing open mic nights and quickly progressed to the concert circuit forging a solid full time career for themselves.
Live they are dynamic with Kat playing fiddle and mandolin and taking lead vocals, whilst Jamie plays guitar on his lap, giving him his own unique style.  He also takes lead vocals on many songs.
To mark 10 years together they recorded the live album on their Spring tour and promote it with a 20 date UK tour.  We are sure to see a dynamic performance from the pair.
Support comes from Harrogate musician Vicky Whelan, who played a stunning support slot supporting Danny Schmidt last year.  She was so good, we just had to invite her back.

Advanced Tickets for the concert are priced at £12.00 and can be obtained from the usual outlets.  They 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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