Sunday, 27 October 2019

Birds of Chicago @ Kirton In Lindsay Town Hall on 1st November 2019



with support from DANNY BRADLEY
'Birds of Chicago reassert the simple notion that beautiful word and music can tap a deep vein of emotion.  They seduce you with their joyous, intimate, rousing and hauntingly evocative lyrics.'

Birds of Chicago are the collective centred around Jeremy (JT) Lindsay and Allison Russell.  On their current UK Tour they will be joined by ace guitarist Steve Dawson,
Prior to 2012 Jeremy and Allison played in different bands, Allison with Po' Girl and Jeremy with JT & The Clouds.  Both played at THL with these bands.  They joined forces in 2013, and Jeremy found himself a transcendental vocal muse in Allison and the band honed it's chops by playing 200 shows a year between 2013 & 2017.  Together, there is a unmistakable chemistry, with Jeremy finding the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms.  Both sing, Jeremy plays guitar, whilst Allison plays banjo, percussion and out of this world clarinet.
Their latest album 'Love in Wartime' contains one memorable song after another, with each tune creating it's own musical suite filled with spiraling melodic beauty.  With 'Love in Wartime' they have created a buzz and have broken through to a much wider audiences throughout America the UK and Europe.  It particularly the cast at Festivals, where over the last two summers they have played Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Sky Festival and the Shrewsbury Folk Festival among others.
Support will come form THL favourite DANNY BRADLEY. who we feel is the perfect match for Birds of Chicago.  Besides being an excellent  Danny is a unique and distinctive voice.  He is so well liked by THL audiences, that has been called back to play encores in each of his six previous solo appearances.  He is that good.

This concert will be up there with the best of 2019.  Don't miss it.

Advance Tickets are £14.00 and can be obtained from the Costcutter store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230 or or from

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

 and then on

The Mighty Doonans are back for their fifth appearance in five years, albeit six months later than normal.  A great night is guaranteed.  The previous four concerts have been sell outs and it looks like this one will be no different.  Tickets are selling well, get yours before they are gone. 

They are priced at £14.50 and can be obtained from the Costcutter store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230 or or from

The Mighty Doonans were formed from The Doonan Family Band, that included the then youngsters Mick Doonan, Kevin Doonan, Phil Murray  and Stu Luckley.  On forming The Mighty Doonans the four were joined by Ian 'Walter' Fairburn, along with the 'next generation' family members Frances Doonan, Rosie Doonan, Ben Murray and Jamie Luckley.
The band have the ability to blend different genres of music, dance and the occasional joke into their act.  It leads to a thoroughly enjoyable evening that delights every audience they play in front of.  They deliver the traditions and influences with powerhouse arrangements, such as Same Cooke's 'Bring it on Home' and sensitive interpretations of songs like Eddie Pickford's 'Johnny Miner'.

To complete our 2019 Programme the last show of the year, on
Saturday 14th December features THE ELLES BAILEY BAND

It will be the perfect way to end the year.  Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving roots, blues and soul music to give her songs a contemporary edge.  She is a powerhouse performer. She will be joined on stage by her stellar band that includes Joe Wilkins on guitar, Ruth Hammond on keyboards, Mattew Waer on bass and Matthew Jones on drums.  Support: Phil King
Tickets for this concert are priced at £13.50 and are already selling well, don't miss out.


On SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY it's another evening with WILSON & WAKEMAN
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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?
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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
between 5 & 6pm.
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or book a overnight stay for a special price of £80 for two people (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)


Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Trial of Cato at Grimsby Folk Club Sunday 27 October, 2019

The Trial of Cato The band who have taken the UK folk scene by storm since returning to these shore in 2016 Praised for the diversity of their material and influences. The Trials of Cato live show "invariably stuns audiences wherever they play."
The Trial of Cato  at Grimsby Folk Club Sunday 27 October

The Trial of Cato's Web Site                           (£8.00 Members £10.00 Guests)            

Barbara Dickson is at Lincoln Drill Hall on Thursday 7 November, 2019.

Barbara and pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs in this special acoustic performance, drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits
Tickets from 01522 873894

Lincoln Drill hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln. LN2 1EY.

The Thursday Thing at Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar - October/November 2019

The Thursday  Thing at Lincoln Drill Hall Cafe/Bar - October/November 2019

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Us & Them presents The Music of Pink Floyd Nov 1 St Mary In The Castle Hastings

Us & Them presents

The Music of Pink Floyd
Friday, November 1st

Doors: 7.00pm
Us and Them Presents their spectacular interpretation of the music of the Pink Floyd.

The show features all the great powerhouse Pink Floyd works as well as Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety and a full length version of Echoes. This stunning show has been selling out shows across the south and now comes to Hastings. The band features some of the best musicians in the UK including Greg Heath on sax, a local of Hastings. Vocals - Jane Reeves Andy Drudy – Guitar Dudley Ross – Guitar Terry Gregory – Bass Mark Cherrie – Keyboards Greg Heath – Sax Eric Ford - drums
St Mary in the Castle I 7 Pelham Crescent I Hastings I East Sussex I TN34 3AF


Friday, 18 October 2019

Black Sabbath - The Day I Was There

Black Sabbath - The Day I Was There, is almost finished and is due to go to print next week. 

With over 400 fan memories of the legendary founders of heavy metal, going back to their very early days.  

The book will be published on 5 December 2019 and just in time for Christmas. 

The publisher is taking orders now and more details can be found at:

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Peterborough Jazz Club Present JAMES COPUS QUINTET featuring ALEX HITCHCOCK Sunday 13 October

Peterborough Jazz Club Present JAMES COPUS QUINTET featuring ALEX HITCHCOCK Sunday 13 October

Peterborough Jazz Club are pleased to present their second concert of the current season in the Boizot Lounge at The Peterborough New Theatre. The club are looking  forward to hearing James Copus as they don't often have jazz trumpeters at the Club.

Sunday, 13th October 2019 Music Starts 7.30pm Tickets - £15

This powerhouse quintet combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. James Copus is an award winning jazz trumpeter who is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting musicians on the London scene. James studied at the Royal Academy Jazz Course and received the prestigious Derek Watkins award for his performances. Alex Hitchcock is also highly regarded as one of the finest young tenor saxophonists of his generation. The band's increasingly burgeoning reputation on the international jazz stage was confirmed by first place at the Conad Jazz Contest at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival.

“it reminded me of Miles Davis’s classic quintet with Wayne Shorter” – the