Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Playing For Change Day is coming September 23!

PFC Day is coming September 23!  All around the planet people will gather to support the work of the Playing For Change Foundation and celebrate the power of music.  A very special thanks to all event hosts working hard on putting together PFC Day events.  The  united effort translates into free music education opportunities for children in Playing For Change Foundation schools across the continents.

PFC Day is starting soon but it is not too late to create your own event or participate.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

King King Exile & Grace Interviews.

King King

Exile & Grace Interviews

As we get closer to the release of Exile & Grace we will be releasing a stream of interviews about the band, touring and of course the inspiration behind the album. So make sure you subscribe to our Youtube. This first interview features Alan talking about his favourite venue to play, and why he wrote 'Tear It All Up' about playing Wembley Arena.

Of course you can pre-order now as CD or LP on Amazon as well as at iTunes and of course our merch store.

We are having a sale on Men's and Women's King King Band T-shirts - now down to £10 in our webstore.

January Tour
The January Tour is selling well, don't miss out. The full gig listing is on our website.
January Tour 2018

Don't forget our Spotify playlists here and here.

Enjoy the tunes, we can't wait for you to hear the whole album!

See you soon!
Alan and the King King boys

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Keith Luckey at the Strugglers Lincoln (UK) 17.09.17. 5 pm.

Keith Luckey will be playing at the Strugglers Inn, Weswtgate, Lincoln (UK) 17.09.17. Downbeat at around 5 pm.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Upcoming Kirton #TownHallLive UK gigs


Thanks to all who attended the last concert by The Honeycutters.  The band put on a super show in front on a sell out audience.  Rhiannon Scutt played a wonderful support slot also  You can see some of the photographs from the evening here
with support from PAUL McClure
and a special guest performance from KATE ELLIS

Doors 7pm, the music will start at approximately 7:30pm

The BLACK FEATHERS –‘Mesmerising and stunning in equal measures – gorgeous close harmonies, two voices paired to perfection’.
When The Black Feathers last appeared at Town Hall Live, in August 2015, they were just about to release their debut album ‘Soaked to the Bone’.  The album met with critical claim on radio and the UK Music press.  One year later they released a stunning live album ‘Live at the Convent’.
The Black Feathers are Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, who draw their influence from a number of wells, with Americana, folk and indie rock sensibilities co-existing comfortably in their musical world, with Ray’s guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.  The pure emotion and subtle timing of their song delivery is as evident as the enjoyment radiating from their on stage chemistry.
The duo got together in 2012 and have been busy touring ever since, enticing and captivating audiences as they go.  In 2014 they released their debut EP ‘Strangers We Meet’ and later that year embarked on a seven week tour of America.
They followed that up last year with a two month stint in the States and also supported Eddi Reader on her Irish tour.  They were busy throughout 2016 and it would have been easy to rest on their laurels, but instead have been busy working on new material, which they are planning to release as a set of 3 EP’s before the end of this year.

Supporting will be PAUL McCLURE, ‘The Rutland Troubadour’.  Paul is an incredibly talented songwriter with big catchy melodies.  His songs are at times very humourous, rebellious, sometimes very sad, but always honest.  Earlier in the year he toured with his band, The Local Heroes, but now he is back playing solo.  His material mirrors his personality, confident, warm, original, individual and guaranteed to make you smile.

Also on the bill will be KATE ELLIS, an American singer song writer who was born in Louisiana, raised in New York and now based in London.  In June this year Kate released her debut album ‘Carve Me Out, which was described as ‘Haunting and beautiful – a soulful album, brand new yet classically timeless.  Thick Nanci Griffith with a modern twist’ – Lyric Magazine
 Check out The Black Feathers Official Video for 'All for One'  here
Adv Tickets £12.50
Tickets can be purchased from the OneStop store in town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or here
£14.50 on the door

Venue:  Town Hall, Market Square, Kirton in Lindsey, N Lincs, DN21 4LZ

Our Autumn programme continues on
Saturday 7th October 2017 with:


Audiences have been falling in love with the Good Lovelies for the past 10 years. Winners of the 2010 Juno Award for Roots Album of the Year, and nominees for the same award in 2012, as well as 4-time winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Good Lovelies have been making waves across Canada. Touring life also takes these women across the United States, the UK, Europe and Australia.
The aptly names Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore. All of them best friends, the Ontario-based trio relies on impeccable vocals, winsome songwriting and on stage banter drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road and at home.

Since joining forces in 2006, their rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather a decade of constant touring through countless theatres, folk clubs and festivals.
What keeps the Good Lovelies making music together is not just their uncanny vocal compatibility; it's their unshakeable friendships, which supports each member contributing to the songwriting in distinct ways.
Adv Tickets £13.50
Tickets can be purchased from the OneStop store in town, Brian on 01652 649230 or here
On SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2017 the headliners are HOPE & SOCIAL, an eight piece band from Yorkshire.  They are energetic, joyful and play sing along tunes and display impeccable showmanship.  H & S are unmissable.  Support comes from KATIE SPENCER.
Tickets available here
THE PAPERBOYS, from Toronto, headline on FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2017.  Theirs is a melting pot of sounds, with guitars, flute, violin, bass and drums.  They are the best multi lingual, multi generational, multi instrumental and genre bending band you will ever hear.  Support come from fellow Canadian. the wonderful SARAH JANE SCOUTEN.
Tickets available here
On FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2017 LAUREN HOUSLEY and her band are back in Kirton.  Lauren is simply breathtaking and totally engages her audience with her stage presence and dynamic vocals.  The band play a blend of soul, blues and Americana.  This concert will be a pre-Christmas treat.
Tickets available here

Bring Your Friends for a Great Night Out and Save on Tickets!
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

Looking for a place to stay or just a pre match meal?
Try The George Hotel which is just 20m from the Town Hall

Special pre show offer - Two bar meals for £12
(pre bookings only - ring 01652 640600)
or book a overnight stay for a special price of £80 for two people (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)


Monday, 11 September 2017

Grimsby and Cleethorpes Scouts are holding a Ceilidh.

Grimsby and Cleethorpes Scouts are holding a Ceilidh.
When - Saturday 23rd September, 730pm.

Where - Cleethorpes Memorial Hall.

Cost - £10 per person, to include a ploughmans buffet.

Live music provided by local group The Little Band

Tickets available now. Please call 01472 733733 or search Grimsby & Cleethorpes District Scouts on facebook.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Last Thursday Club @ Arts Coritani Galleries, Swineshead, Lincolnshire. UK

Check out the Last Thursday Club which is held on the last Thursday of the month at the Arts Coritani Galleries, Swineshead, Lincolnshire.

It features well-known and lesser known local and national 

performers as well as a host of excellent floor singers.

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