Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Brazilian Latin Band - Samara at Peterborough Jazz Club 4th November 2018 7.30 pm

Peterborough Jazz Club at The Broadway-Sunday, 4th November 2018 7.30 pm

Brazilian Latin Band - Samara

Liliana Chachian (vocals), Steve Rubie (alto saxophone/ flute), Neil Angilley (piano), Dill Katz (bass), Carlos Fuentes (percussion) Nic France (drums).

SAMARA is a six piece Brazilian/Latin/Jazz group led by Steve Rubie who has run the famous 606 Jazz Club in Chelsea for an amazing 40 years. The pianist, Neil Angilley, works with Vanessa Mae, Shirley Bassey and 'Down to the Bone' and the drummer Nic France has worked with just about everyone, including Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Bill Withers. Singer Liliana Chachian is considered to be one of the finest Brazilian vocalists in Europe. The music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, Latin jazz and Soul. Come and hear this fabulous band plus there will be plenty of space for dancing at the back of the Broadway Suite.

'Liliana has a glorious voice. Sensual, shapely and beguiling' The Guardian

Tickets can be bought in advance from the website 
Or you can  pay at the door as usual

Monday, 15 October 2018

Keith Luckey is at the Cardinals Hat, Lincoln, Thursday 18 October at 8.30 pm

Keith Luckey is at the Cardinals Hat, Lincoln, Thursday 18 October at 8.30 pm

Keith Luckey at the Cardinals Hat Acoustic Thursday in Lincoln on Thursday 18 October 
Downbeat at 8.30 pm

Live Music and Real Ale. What more could you ask for?

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Rutles on Tour, May-June 2019

The Rutles on Tour, May-June 2019

After the success of last year's Major Happy Tour, Neil Innes and John Halsey (aka Ron Nasty and Barry Wom) have been persuaded to bring THE RUTLES back for one more UK Tour during May/June 2018.

Several dates on the last tour sold out in advance, including London, Liverpool, Brighton and Glasgow. They already have some venues confirmed for 2019. Scroll down for dates and details.

As everyone knows, The Rutles story began on January 21, 1959 at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an amateur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime.

They were soon to be joined by Stig O'Hara, a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle, but it would be another two years before they found their regular drummer, Barrington Womble, hiding in the van. When they did, they persuaded him to change his name to save time and his haircut to save Brylcreem. He became simply Barry Wom.

The rest of The Rutles story is legendary (and can be read on the band's realtively new website).
The Rutles line-up will be:Neil Innes (lead vocals/piano/guitar) | John "The Admiral" Halsey (drums/vocals)| Jay Goodrich (bass/vocals) | Phil Jackson (keys/piano/vocals) | "Rutling" Ken Thornton (guitars/vocals)

Among other things, Neil Innes was a founding member and principal songwriter of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, as well as the "musical member" of the Monty Python team. 

Although the tour period lasts for 30 days, The Rutles will not be avaiable for more than roughly 18-20 shows, as the 'old boys' like to take a break every few days to enjoy the countryside...

The folloing dates have already been booked:
May 2019
Fri 17- London
Sat 18- Lewes
Sun 19- Lewes
Sat 25- Edinburgh
Sun 26- Glasgow
Fri 31- Newcastle
June 2019Sat 01- Leeds
Sun 02- Manchester
Tue 04- Bilston (Wolverhampton)
Fri 07- Bath

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

News From Topic Records October 2018

New Topic Records release.
Release date - 19th October 2018.

The Oldham Tinkers - An Introduction to - TICD013

The Oldham Tinkers formed in the mid 1960’s following a chance meeting in a Lancashire pub. Brothers Larry and Gerry Kearns and John Howarth formed the band and would go on to record tracks for various Topic Records compilations before being asked to record their first of five studio albums for the label.

‘Oldham’s Burning Sands’ (12TS206) was recorded in 1971 at Tin Pan Alley Studios London. Produced by A. L. Lloyd, four more albums followed. ‘Best o’ t’ Bunch’ (12TS237) 1974, ‘For Old Times Sake’ (12TS276) 1975, ‘Sit Thee Down’ (12TS323) 1977 and ‘That Lancashire Band’ (12TS399) 1979.

This introduction to The Oldham Tinkers is a snap shot of the wonderful collection of colourful material recorded by a lost treasure within the Topic Records catalogue.

The band played their early repertoire of songs learnt at family parties from parents, uncles and family friends. They delved into their own childhoods in Oldham, unearthing the songs they and their friends sang as kids as well as introducing new songs and embraced everything Oldham, Lancashire.

The band became a regular feature on BBC radio, recording tracks for both John Peel and Andy Kershaw sessions as well as supplying music for various TV Programmes like BBC ‘Play for Today’ and BAFTA award winning TV play ‘Kisses At Fifty’.

Oldham’s Burning Sands / A Fine Old English Gentleman / Peterloo / The Lancashire Miller / Charlie Chaplin / Seeing Double / The Four-Loom Weaver / Best o’t’ Bunch / Billy Winker / For Old Times Sake / The Maypole / Pity Me My Darling / Jumping Jack / Eawr House As Was / The Lark / McCarthy’s Party / A Mon Like Thee.
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From the Archive.

Photo credit - Photograph of Ray and Archie Fisher early 1960’s

Topic Artist Birthday.

This month Topic Records is happy to celebrate the birthday of early recording artist Archie Fisher. Born on 23rd October to a large singing family in Scotland, he was the brother to none other than professional Folk singer Cilla Fisher. Archie was to follow the musical trend in the family and went on to record with his sister Ray Fisher in 1961.  Topic Records released a 7-inch E.P. titled ‘Far Over The Forth’ (TOP67) and Topic later went on to record an album with The Fisher Family called ‘Traditional & New Song’s from Scotland in 1965.
Many of the Fisher family went onto perform at the Edinburgh Folk Festival in the mid 1960’s. Archie continued in music later becoming a radio presenter for BBC Scotland Folk programme Travelling Folk.

Topic Artists on Tour.

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers
20th October 2018 – Manchester Folk Festival – Manchester.
21st October 2018 – River house Barn (Brunch Concert) – Walton -On Thames.
24th  October 2018 – Norden Farm Arts Centre – Maidenhead.
25th October 2018 – Rope tackle Arts Centre – Shoreham-By-Sea.
26th October 2018 – The Lights – Andover.
27th October 2018 – The Slaughtered Lamb – London.
28th October 2018 – Quays Art Centre – Isle Of Wight.
1st November 2018 – Alexander’s Live – Chester.
2nd  November 2018 – The Civic – Barnsley.
3rd November 2018 – Kirkgate Arts – Cockermouth.
16th December 2018 – The Froize – Woodbridge – Suffolk.

Martin Simpson
4th October 2018 – Chapel Arts Centre – Bath.
5th October 2018 – Farncombe Music Club – Surrey.
6th October 2018 – Eastwell Village Hall – Melton Mowbray.
11th October 2018 – The Exchange – Twickenham.
12th October 2018 – Kalamazoo Klub – London.
13th October 2018 – The Station – Bristol.
14th October 2018 – Topsham Folk Club – Devon.
4th November 2018 – Hitchin Folk Club – Herts.

The following shows are with guitarist Martin Taylor.
21st November 2018 – Lakeside Arts – Nottingham.
22nd November 2018 – Liverpool Philharmonic – Liverpool.
23rd November 2018 – Queens Hall – Edinburgh.
25th November 2018 – Victoria Hall – Settle.
27th November 2018 – Crookes Social Club – Sheffield.
28th November 2018 – Huntingdon Hall – Worchester.
29th November 2018 – Chequer Mead Theatre – East Grinstead.
30th November 2018 – Rope tackle Arts Centre – Shoreham–By–Sea.

Martin Carthy (Solo) and with John Kirkpatrick.
10th October 2018 -The Brindley -Runcorn.         
11th October 2018 - Ashcroft Arts Centre -Fareham.       
12th October 2018 - Tea Clipper Cutty Sark – London.
13th October 2018 - Music at Mottram – Mottram.          
15th October 2018 - Colchester Folk Club -Colchester.
16th October 2018 – Good Intent Folk Club – Rochester. (Solo show)
21st October 2018 – The Barrelhouse – Totnes. (Solo show)
22nd October 2018 – The Marine Theatre – Lyme Regis. (Solo show)
24th October 2018 - West End Centre – Aldershot.           
25th October 2018 - Halesworth Arts Festival – Halesworth.         
26th October 2018 - Forest Arts Centre – New Milton.
27th October 2018 - Howden Live – Howden.     
28th October 2018 - Cornerstone – Didcot.
11th November 2018 – K-I-N – Bristol (with Eliza Carthy)
18th November 2018 – The Poppy Folk Club – Nottingham. (Solo show)
22nd November 2018 – Blue Sky CafĂ© – Bangor. (Solo show)
23rd November 2018 – The cellar – Cardigan. (Solo show)
25th November 2018 – TwickFolk at The Cabbage Patch Pub – Twickenham. (Solo show)
26th November 2018 – The Boileroom – Guildford. (Solo show)
28th November 2018 – Folk at the Malthouse – Rishworth. (Solo show)

Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band.
6th October 2018 – Derby Folk Festival – Derby.
19th October 2018 – Manchester Folk Festival – Manchester.

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Monday, 8 October 2018

Jazz Breakfast When Peggy met Ella Sunday, October 14th St Mary In The Castle Hastings

Jazz Breakfast:
When Peggy met Ella
Sunday, October 14th

Tickets here
Come and join us to enjoy baked goods and brilliant music Sunday, October 14th!

The music of Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald performed by Shireen Francis and Sarah Mould, with songs interlaced with details of this iconic pairs careers and insights into their turbulent lives.
Accompanied by Mike Hatchard, Ox Duchaine and Darren Bennett.
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Upcoming Events
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Mark Steel's in Town

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Introducing the Parallel Universe Jaguar Strat®

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