Thursday, 28 December 2017

Don’t Miss These Gigs at Lincoln Drill Hall – Spring 2018

Don’t Miss These Gigs at Lincoln Drill Hall – Spring 2018

Saturday 27 January 8pm
Fairport Convention
Friday 2 February 8pm
The Jive Aces

Saturday 3 February 7.30pm
Folk Upstairs at the Drill
Martyn Wyndham-Read  

Thursday 8 February 7.30pm
We’ve Got Each Other
Featuring the music of Jon Bon Jovi,

Wednesday 7 March 7.30pm
Yvonne Lyon

Friday 9 March 7.30pm
Walk Like a Man

Saturday 10 March 7.30pm
Folk Upstairs at the Drill
John Kirkpatrick

Saturday 10 March 7.30pm
Lee Mead - Ten years - The Anniversary Tour

Sunday 11 March 8pm

Sunday 25 March 7.30pm

Friday 6 April 7.30pm

Saturday 7 April 7.30pm
Folk Upstairs at the Drill
Maggie Holland

Saturday 14 April 7.30pm
Abba Mania plus 70s Party Night

Thursday 19 April 7.30pm

Friday 20 April  7.30pm
Lady Sings The Blues

Saturday 28 April 7.30pm
Jess Robinson

Sunday 29 April 8pm
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys 

Saturday 5 May 7.30pm
Folk Upstairs at the Drill
Greg Russell

Tuesday 8 May 7.30pm

Barbara Dickson

Tickets from 01522 873894

All details of venue and events at...

Friday, 22 December 2017

Keith Luckey @ the Frothblowers, Peterborough, Sunday 24 December. 3pm.

Live Acoustic Set with Keith Luckey at the Frothblowers Mico Pub
Werrington, Peterborough
Sunday 24 December 3 pm to 4 pm
Real Ale and Live Music. A Happy Christmas Indeed!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Lincoln Drill Hall Saturday Sessions - Spring Season 2018

Lincoln Drill Hall Saturday Sessions - Spring Season 2018

Saturday Sessions are held in Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar between 11 am and 2 pm every week.
Admission id free but customers are able to make a donation in the Tip Bucket if they choose to do so.

The line up for the new season in 2018 is as follows...

6 January
Cover Up                          Local covers band
Double Take                     Jazz Guitar Duo
13 January
Eva MacDonald                Classic & contemporary vocals
Pete & Helen Wray           Blues & Ragtime Duo
20 January
Angus Hannam                 Covers & original songs
The Rye Sisters                 Country/Pop Duo
27 January
Keith Luckey                    50s 60s Country, Blues & Skiffle
3 February
Cover Up                           Local covers band
Double Take                      Jazz Guitar Duo
10 February
Pete Gostelow                   Blues, Folk & Americana              
Lynn McFarland               Americana, Folk & Roots
24 February
Strummin’ Steve Jackson   Folk, Country & Originals
The Way Out                     Original Progressive Folk(ish)
3 March
Cover Up                           Local covers band
Double Take                      Jazz Guitar Duo
10 March
The Outdoor Cats              Ukulele Duo
David St Paul                    Country, Pop, Rock, Ballads
17 March
Ishani & Hilary                 Jazz Vocal & Piano                                          
Nigel & Terry                    Folk Music Duo
24 March
Les Brown                         Original Folk
Blind River Scare              Americana, Alt-Country & Roots
31 March
Kate Anna                          Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
Eddy O’Dwyer                   English & American Folk
7 April
Cover Up                            Local covers band
Double Take                       Jazz Guitar Duo
14 April
Michael Todd                      Country Rock & Blues
4 Strings a Piece                  Relaxed Classical/Light Music
21 April
Sixteen-Eighty-Five            Classical Renaissance & Baroque
28 April                               

Aidan Marshall & Guests    Classical & Blues Guitar

For full detals of Lincoln Drill Hall and what happens there see...

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Keith Luckey @ the Frothblowers Micro Pub Sunday 19 November 2017 3pm to 4pm

Keith Luckey will be playing a live acoustic set @ the Frothblowers Micro Pub, Werrington
on Sunday 19 November 2017 from 3 pm to 4 pm.
Come along and enjoy some of the best Real Ale and Cider in town and some live music too. You know it makes sense! It;s also the last day of the Frothblowers Wine Festival.

Frothblowers Micro Pub, 78, Storrington Way, Werrington, Peterborough. 07434 686336

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers @ Lincoln Drill Hall - Thu 16.11.17

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers @ Lincoln Drill Hall on...

Thursday 16 November 7.30 pm

Anniversary Tour – Celebrating 15 years of Bagrock!

After last Autumn’s sell-out show, the mighty Red Hot Chilli Pipers return! 
the most famous bagpipe band on the planet, their achievements have reached incredible heights with a ground-breaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock and pop anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’.

Tickets: From £24.50 from 01522 873894

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Playing For Change Foundation - Empowering Girls Through Music.

Throughout history, women have been told that they have no power, no right to anopinion - no voice. Thankfully, we've seen firsthand that music education is a powerful tool for inspiring girls to fight for a better future.
That’s why, this year, we want to place the spotlight on our programs that are transforming their communities to support female empowerment. In Nepal, for instance, lives are being saved thanks to the Mother’s Society, which educates local women and girls about their rights, and the dangers of human trafficking. At Ecole de Musique de Kirina in Mali, female students are finally being allowed to learn to play their country’s traditional instruments, a privilege that was only given to male students until recently. At Joudour Sahara in Morocco (a country in which women were not even allowed to divorce their husbands until 2004) , we’ve achieved a 90% increase in female student attendance since the program began last year.
These are just a few examples of the important societal change that Playing For Change Foundation programs are initiating. We have so much more to do, but we cannot do it without your help.
Give the gift of music today and help us raise $75,000 to continue providing opportunities that girls around the world could previously only dream of.
© 2017 Playing For Change Foundation
mailing address:
Playing For Change Foundation
532 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Friday, 10 November 2017

Jimi Hendrix Monterey 1967 Guitar from Fender

“This is for everybody”

Jimi Hendrix took the world by storm with his incredible Monterey Pop Festival performance, which he concluded with the sacrificial burning of his now-iconic hand-painted Stratocaster. Destroyed during the fiery culmination of his set, this one-of-a-kind guitar survived only in photos and film. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone in music history, we created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster



The guitar's body art is an homage to Hendrix's hand-painted original, giving fans, players and collectors the chance to own a modern classic


It’s amazing that a guitar that
was played only once would go on to be one of the most recognized in history, but that’s exactly the case with a one-of-a-kind Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix sacrificed at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
Hendrix hand-painted a flowery design on this legendary Strat—in nail polish, no less—the night before he was to close out the inaugural event and brought it out for his final song, “Wild Thing”.

After Hendrix sang the last words and displayed his full arsenal of guitar wizardry—playing behind his back, with his teeth—he had one trick left. Hendrix 
turned to his amps and scraped the guitar
against the speaker cabinets for maximum feedback.

The Fiery Finale
“This is for everyone,” he said just before spraying something on the guitar. Jimi bent down to kiss the instrument and then tossed a lit match to elicit flames from the prone Strat. Like a disciple worshiping at an altar, Hendrix knelt before the blazing guitar as the audience stared agape watching him smash it to pieces.
While only a shard of that now-famous piece of history exists today, Fender has painstakingly recreated Jimi’s Monterey Strat to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fiery milestone, right down to the nail-polish artwork that burned its way into the memories of fans around the world.
Furter details and shop at...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Stillhouse - Progressive and inventive acoustic folk trio, booking now for 2018!

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STILLHOUSE - Progressive and inventive acoustic folk trio, booking now for 2018!



I'm over the moon to be working with this progressive acoustic trio (based in York)...Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble, presenting original songs and instrumental material with roots in bluegrass and contemporary folk. Captivating & thoughtful original compositions and impressively stylish. The band members are Jonny Neaves (guitar, vocals) and Polly Bolton (mandolin, vocals) who have been collaborating since their teens and Matthew Mefford (double bass) who has roots in his hometown of Austin, Texas and spent the years before his move to the UK touring the States with bluegrass/jazz/folk quartet MilkDrive. Together, they have created a captivating and complex sound characterised by melodic original songs alongside soaring mandolin, guitar and bass-led instrumental pieces with roots in bluegrass, old time, folk melodies and beautiful songwriting.
"They're all such amazing players. It's a rare thing these days, but they do it with finesse and style and it's never showboaty, just pure class" - Chris Helme (Seahorses)

Westival Mark Harris 2

2017 marked the first anniversary of the band, as well as the release of their first 7-track EP, Love is the Weight. The trio has been busy sharing this first offering with their burgeoning audiences across the UK and are looking forwards to releasing their first full length album in 2018. Not only are they capable of writing and arranging top drawer songs, they have the additional instrumental chops to go with it. This trio will soon be causing a stir. Wonderful musicianship and superbly well-arranged material; Stillhouse completely captivate their audience from the first note they play.
"Rich with the tone and feel of dark Americana, but the vocal style, lyrical content and wry humour set it apart. The production and performance is polished; a confident release from a talented band of musicians." - FATEA



Gail Cooke at Laughing Dog Music

Friday, 3 November 2017

Feed The Rhino Tour 2018

TOUR TIME! The Rhino wrecking ball will be hitting the road in February & March playing some awesome venues up and down the country! Our UK friends old and new. Tickets are available now!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Jaywalkers On Tour...

Jaywalkers On Tour...
**An effortless blend of British and American traditions to create something greater than either of these genres** Acoustic magazine

Heading out on tour starting this week! Come say 'Hi' ..... 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Old Dog Jackson

Old Dog Jackson Is the solo alter ego of Dr. A. Who for the last 40 odd years
gone from Drums with the original London based Blues Consortium in the 60’s to bass guitarist with various heavy rock bands, Keyboards and Guitars with Tamer, Dr. A’s Blues Consortium, Dr. A’s Rhythm & Grooves and six years touring with King Rollo, 1st on Drums then Keyboards.

Good reviews by radio stations and “Blues Matters” and he is part of Krossboarder Rekords’ Family of Artists. So what do you get?! Well to quote Lincoln City Radio: “a heady mix of Swing, Boogie, proper R&B, a gnats of Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Funk/Fusion, Dance & Cajun with some Well
Crafted Smut & Topical Comment”. Also some singalongs by The Kinks, Donovan, Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Dylan, Adge Cutler etc.. plus Free, Haley, Robert Johnson, JJCale, bit of Clapton, Stones.etc.

In short a shedload of stuff designed to get your hips moving.The Old Dog is versatile enough to change his repertoire to suit Blues Venues, Venues where only original material is
accepted, plus Acoustic Sessions. Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals and Red Medicine Will Travel

A Troubadour for all reasons

07711 217987 (David)

Monday, 30 October 2017

Joe Strummer Foundation - The Future Is Unwritten Calander - Christmas cards & More...

We are delighted to announce our new 2018 calendar, Christmas cards and more goodies and holiday gift ideas. All proceeds from these items go towards raising funds which we use to support our projects and continue our work.

There's quite a lot going on so let's get to it! 
The Future Is Unwritten 2018 calendar now available in new 7" size featuring 12 quotes by Joe Strummer.


Joe Strummer Foundation Christmas cards designed by Crispin Chetwynd, £8 for a pack of 8.

All proceeds from the Campfire card goes to WAYout Arts in Sierra Leone.

BARBED WIRE CHRISTMAS CARDSJoe Strummer Foundation Christmas cards designed by Crispin Chetwynd, £6 for a pack of 8.

JSF FANZINE T-Shirts & Hoody
There's only 2 days left to get your order in for our Joe Strummer DIY fanzine inspired designs. These have been extremely popular. Various sizes, colours, mens & womens. Pre-order. Shipping world wide.

Back by popular demand. These icon T-shirts are available in black & white, in various sizes, colours, mens & womens. Pre-order. Shipping world wide.
There's only 2 days left to get your order in!

Last but not least we have various items listed on eBay, thanks to a good friend and eBay maestro who has set up as Official Charity listings. 100% of proceeds will go towards The Joe Strummer Foundation.

We have listed:

The above eBay items can be shipped worldwide.
As you can see we have a lot of items available that'll make excellent gifts for loved ones, or of course and nice personal treat.

You can purchase safely, knowing that:

  1. your product is of the highest quality
  2. your purchase is going towards helping support music projects around the work that create empowerment through music.

We rely a great deal on the proceeds from our merch sales. We also put a lot of time and energy into producing them for your pleasure. Please do consider that when you're making a purchase and put an extra item in your basket.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Without people, you're nothing.

The Joe Strummer Foundation 
21 Perth Road, TN37 7EA, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom