Saturday, 29 September 2018

Lincoln Drill Hall Half Term Promo Codes Offer ends 5th October 2018.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Jack Broadbent at Lincoln Drill Hall

Jack Broadbent at Lincoln Drill Hall

Sunday 7 October 7.30pm

After last year’s sell-out homecoming show, Jack returns! Hailed as ‘The real thang’ by the legendary Bootsy Collins, 
Jack’s spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals.

Don’t miss this!

Tickets from 01522 873894

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

King King 2019 Tour Ticket Presale

King King

Planet Rock pre-salse 2019 tour

We are delighted to announce our 2019 tour dates in association with The Gig Cartel, and that you can get pre-sale tickets with Planet Rock right here, right now!

You know what to do now, spread the word and share the link! See you all soon!

Alan, Lindsay, Wayne & Johny.
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King King Live
King King Live
Exile & Grace Vinyl
Exile & Grace Vinyl
Take My Hand
Take My Hand

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Friday, 21 September 2018

Live Music at Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, October 2018

Live Music at Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, October 2018

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.
Fri 5th  
Poacher Dog (Indie Classic Rock & Pop)  Performing classics from the last 50 years this local band perform a wide range of music from the likes of The Stones, Small Faces, Romantics, Talking Heads, Eurythmics, Dr Feelgood, The Doobie Brothers, The Zutons, The Pretenders to name but a few.  Definitely worth popping in for. 9pm start.
Sat 6th
PoP tV (Mod, Indie, Power Pop, Ska, New Wave, Punk plus Northern Soul)  A three-piece covers band, with a wide range of styles from Squeeze, Teardrop Explodes, Echo & The Bunnymen, Madness, The Specials, The Vapors, The Jam, Joy Division, The Clash, The Damned, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys plus many more.  9pm start.
Sat 13th 
Numb (Rock / Rock) This fierce, hard driving rock band throw up fabulous tunes song after song, showcasing twists, grooves and surprises galore and the end result is truly stunning.  Vocals range are up there with the likes of Shinedown's Brent Smith. The songs that are original have their own distinct sound rousing multi-flavoured rock littered with imagination spearing hooks and ear thrilling grooves. The band is also no lightweight in casting fiery seductive melodies and a rhythmic incitement which has feet and hips as submissive as the senses to the combined temptation solid rock that burns from beginning to end.  Their sound is unique, combining elements of hard rock, metal, groove, punk, and even some country twang.  The music is riff after riff and runs the gauntlet to a more modern hard rock to southern friend metal.  Well worth popping in for!!  9.00pm Start.
Sat 20th      

Internal Combustion (Rock Covers) This very talented Rock band based in Lincoln perform professionally and with passion, their influences include Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Judas Priest, Ozzy and many more.  One definitely NOT to miss!!  9pm start
Sat 27th
League of Mentlemen (What Rock is all About!)  A Grimsby Heavy Rock covers band that have been playing on the local circuit since 2003. Performing songs from bands older ‘classics’ such as: Guns n Roses, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Reef, Queens of the Stoneage to more modern aggressive tracks: System Of A Down, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and not to mention other ‘silly’ stuff like: Electric Six, The Darkness.  All said & done, it makes for an ear ringing evening of hard rock fun which these guys love to share.  9pm Start.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Folk Upstairs at the Drill with Pete Morton, Lincoln Drill Hall, Saturday 22 September, 2018. Cancelled

Event Cancelled

Folk Upstairs at the Drill with Pete Morton

Lincoln Drill Hall...
Saturday 22 September7.30pm

Starting out as a busker, Pete Morton has performed all over the world singing songs of love, humour, politics & social comment together with some well-chosen traditional songs. He sings from the heart, delivering songs that tell stories & speak of the human condition.

Tickets: £10.00 from 01522 873894
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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Message From The Zarakan Blues Band, Now Taking Dates For 2019

Hi everyone, we want to tell you that Zarakan Blues Band are now entering dates in the diary for 2019.

We applied for over 100 festivals last year and found that 80% didn't make a Yes/No reply, leaving our office and diary in limbo. For 2019 we are earmarking potential festival dates now from interested festival organisers in advance. We will only be making festival applications on web forms for festivals where an interest has been shown in advance by the organisers, and earmarked in our diary. We don't accept interests from any festivals using royalty sign off companies, i.e. music glue, or any similar third party. If you have an interest please reply now with your festival date and we will earmark it in our diary, and then comply with your webform (if you have one) on the due date. This includes all festivals previously performed at.

We are available for Events in 2019. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can hold your date.

We take gig bookings specifically to Blues/Blues Rock venues, or for Blues Rock nights at venues that have a rotating genre policy, and City Centre gigs where we can add to our following. We do Almost Unplugged performances and Fully Plugged performances, so are able to perform at venues which are also serving food during the evening.

We look forward to hearing form you at the earliest, with you proposed dates for 2019.

Kind regards,

Zarakan Blues Band

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Update re Broadway Theatre and Peterborough Jazz Club

IMPORTANT UPDATE re Broadway Theatre and Peterborough Jazz Club.

This statement has appeared on the Peterborough Jazz Club Facebook Page...

After hearing the recent news of the problems at the Broadway Theatre, Peterborough we have had a...ite for the time being. The details of the first concert of the new season are below. Currently, tickets will be only available at the door. The bar in the music room will be open as usual on the night of the concert. Further updates re any other details will follow in due course.
number of discussions with the new management committee and are delighted to inform you that our upcoming season of concerts (September-December 2018) will continue to be held at the Broadway Suite at the Theatre, with all the details listed in the current leaflet and on our website. Please ignore the Broadway webs

SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET ‘Tribute to the Tenors’
Sunday, 30th September 2018
Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm Tickets £14
Simon Spillett (tenor saxophone) Robin Aspland (piano) Alec Dankworth (double bass) Clark Tracey (drums)
The multi-award winning virtuoso saxophonist, Simon Spillett, plays his ‘Tribute To The Tenors’ which features the quartet playing music associated with some of the great jazz tenor saxophonists over the years: Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and others, including Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott.
‘An extraordinarily talented tenor player…’ Steve Voce, Jazz Journal

Slim Chance Live at Tring, 29 September, 2018.

Slim Chance Live at Tring, 29 September, 2018.

Calling all you Slim Chancers!! We have a great gig coming up on Sept 29th in Tring @The Court Theatre where we'll be blasting all the Ronnie Lane classics plus tracks from our forthcoming album "New Cross Road" It's going to be a fantastic night of great music so make a date and let's have the best knees up Tring has ever seen! See you there! Love from us all in Slim Chance. xx

Friday, 7 September 2018

News From Topic Records September 2019

Historic Topic Records release available now

The Copper Family

Come Write Me Down by The Copper Family of Rottingdean finally brings the legendary 1950s and early 1960s Copper Family recordings to CD for the first time. These rare performances present the glorious 'Southern harmony', southern English that is, that The Coppers brought to prominence during the early part of the folk revival.

The classic duet harmonies of cousins Bob and Ron Copper are featured along with previously unreleased recordings of the quartet including both their fathers, the brothers John and Jim Copper.

The influence The Coppers and these recordings have had is inestimable. All this goes to make this release, arguably, the most important traditional music releases this century. Come Write Me Down has been carefully remastered with astonishing results, sounding better than anyone had originally hoped for.

Included are two booklets: a 60-page booklet with extensive biographies, historical notes and a 36-page book with full lyrics. Bob Copper sadly passed away shortly after receiving national recognition by way of his MBE and this CD release is possibly the finest archival tribute to his legacy and The Copper Family.

The Copper Family continue to perform and record songs, to this day keeping their Folk tradition alive and well.

1. Spencer The Rover 2. Good Ale 3. Thousands Or More 4. Babes In The Wood 5. The Banks Of The Sweet Primroses 6. Sweep! Chimney Sweep! 7. Two Young Brethren 8. The Brisk and Bonny Lad 9. The Month Of May 10. The Honest Labourer 11. The Birds In The Spring 12. My Father Had An Acre Of Land 13. Shepherd Of The Downs 14. The Threshing Song 15. The Seasons Round 16. Sportsmen, Arouse! 17. Hard Times Of Old England 18. The Lark In The Morning 19. Warlike Seamen 20. When Spring Comes In 21. The Brisk Young Ploughboy 22. Cupid’s Garden 23. Dame Durden 24. The Claudy Banks 25. General Wolfe 26. Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy 27. Talking 28. Come Write Me Down, Ye Powers Above

Norma Waterson - An Introduction to

Release: 28th September 2018

Topic Records are delighted to announce this very special 12th instalment of our popular ‘Introduction To…’ series. ‘An Introduction to Norma Waterson’ draws songs from right across the revered British folk doyenne’s distinguished Topic career. Norma has personally selected 15 tracks for this release.

Norma Waterson is perhaps best known as one of the original members of the celebrated English traditional group, The Watersons, alongside her brother Mike Waterson and sister Lal Waterson, a cousin John Harrison, and in later incarnations of the group, her husband Martin Carthy. Her eponymously titled solo debut, featuring collaborations with her daughter, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy and other members of The Watersons, as well as Danny Thompson (Pentangle), Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention) and Roger Swallow (Albion Country Band), was released by Hannibal Records in 1996 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.  In 1999, the follow-up, ‘The Very Thought of You,’ was released by Hannibal and once again featured Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Eliza Carthy and husband Martin Carthy.  In 2001, she released her first solo traditional folk album, ‘Bright Shiny Morning,’ on Topic Records.

Norma is a member of Waterson–Carthy with Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy, and of the "supergroup" Blue Murder. She has appeared on a variety of collective recordings, notably Peter Bellamy's The Transports.  In 2010, Waterson released an album of collaborations with her daughter Eliza entitled Gift.

Norma was awarded an MBE in 2003 for the commitment and contribution to music and in 2016 received a life time achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Seven Virgins (The Leaves Of Life) / T Stands For Thomas / Grace Darling  / Three Pretty Maidens  / John Ball / When First I Came To Caledonia / Polly’s Love (The Cruel Ships Carpenter)  / Fare Thee Well Cold Winter / Bright Shiny Morning  / One April Morning  / Song For Thirza / Once In A Blue Moon / The Outlandish Knight / The Oxford Girl / Bunch Of Tyme

Also available on Topic is the new album from Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy ‘Anchor’ TSCD594 Buy it Now.

From The Archive

The Copper Family Topic Records promotional photo

Topic Records Artists on tour 2018

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers
20 October 2018 - FOLK FESTIVAL, Manchester
21 October 2018 - Riverhouse Barn (Brunch Concert) Walton-On Thames
24 October 2018 - Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead
25 October 2018 - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shorham-By-Sea
26 October 2018 - The Lights, Andover
27 October 2018 - The Slaughtered Lamb, London
28 October 2018 - Quay Arts Centre, Isle Of Wight
1 November 2018 - Alexander's Live, Chester
2 November 2018 - The Civic, Barnsley
3 November 2018 - Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth
16 December 2018 - The Froize, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Martin Simpson
8 September 2018 - Aylsham Festival Dance, Music & Song, Norwich
14 September 2018 - Blaxhall Village Hall, Suffolk
15 September 2018 - The Neeld Arts Centre, Chippenham
21 September 2018 - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham
22 September 2018 - The Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough
28 September 2018 - The Goose Is Out!, Nunhead, London
29 September 2018 - The Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester

Eliza Carthy / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy duo / GIFT band Appearing at
2 November 2018 - Folk You! Mallorca
3 November 2018 - Folk You! Mallorca

Eliza Carthy - special guest performances Appearing at:
10th November 2018 - The Principal Manchester

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band Appearing at:
6 October 2018 - Derby Folk Festival
19 October 2018 - Manchester Folk Festival

Martin Carthy
2 September 2018 - Mosley Folk Festival, Birmingham
8 September 2018 - Bermondsey Folk Festival, London
21 September 2018 - Chiddingly Arts Festival, Eastbourne
29 September 2018 - Llyn Acoustic Guitar Festival, Pwllheli

Topic Records Artist Birthdays

This month Topic Records celebrate the birthdays of Anne Briggs and Peter Bellamy.

Anne Briggs - Birthday 29th September 1944

Anne Briggs legendary status is in part, down to her mystique. Often imagined as a wandering siren, possessed of a voice that could take the listener right into the world of the old songs when she performed them, hypnotising the captive audience.

She would travel up the British Isles occasionally performing, often shunning company and on her rare visits to London, stay just long enough to be recorded. Early performances feature on the Topic albums ‘The Iron Muse’ and ‘The Bird In the Bush’. In 1963, she recorded tracks for The Hazards Of Love EP which would be released in August 1964.

The swinging sixties and the Folk Boom of the time provided what would have been the perfect back drop for success for Anne Briggs yet it seems success and stardom were the farthest things from her thoughts. Anne simply wanted to do things her way, a free spirit and this may explain why her recording and performing career only spanned between 1963 and 1973.

1971 saw the release on Topic Records of her eponymous first album. The LP featured John Moynihan from Sweeney’s Men and featured tracks like ‘Blackwater Side’ and ‘Maa Bonny Lad’. Regarded as a lost treasure this album captures Anne Briggs in all her vocal glory.

Peter Bellamy Born 8th September 1944 / Died 24th September 1991

Peter Bellamy (The Young Tradition) may not be a household name among Folk fans, but he should be! Considered to be one of the finest voices of the British Folk revival, he was a member of the Young Tradition Folk group who helped re-awaken the interest in traditional Folk music of England. He drew influence from the likes of Ewan MacColl, Harry Cox and the Rolling Stones!

In 1977, he produced the highly acclaimed ‘The Transports’ LP (A Ballad Opera by Peter Bellamy) which featured other Topic artists like Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, June Tabor and The Watersons.

1979 saw the release of his solo album ‘Both Sides Then’.  The album draws from many musical interests. Tracks like ‘The Lord Will Provide and ‘When I Die’ sound amazing as Peter Bellamy’s vocal powers through with passion and belief.

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