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Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Before we know it Spring will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be returning to Harpenden Public Halls on Sunday 13th May 2018! 

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with The Pretty Things headlining and five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another a great festival and an occasion not to miss!

After more than 45 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll.  Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base.  Through their entire career, The Pretty Things have written, performed, and created informed, intelligent, ground-breaking, and original music, enabled by powerful, melodic writing that has kept this incredible band alive for nearly half a century…..

As soon as they strike their first note, the journey begins as they present their very special sound, just as they did when the band formed back in the early 60’s and achieved such great success with several singles charting in the UK.  From Rhythm & Blues at the start of their career, they embraced other genres such as psychedelic rock in the late 1960s (with 1968 S,F. Sorrow being one of the first rock operas), hard rock in the early 1970s and new wave in the early 1980’s.  Have a walk down memory lane and see the band play “Singapore Silk Torpedo” on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRVSSwJYqh0&feature=youtu.be and then 43 years on, “Don’t Bring Me Down” live in Munich in 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn4sgBD9LyE

This year’s full line-up comprises of:

Pretty Things – Need anything else be said!

Aynsley Lister – an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music!

Simon McBride – after back-pedalling on his solo career to start a family, Simon McBride “the man who everyone wants in their band” is back on the road with his own jet-fuelled outfit!

Connor Selby Band – citing Eric Clapton as his first and current major influence, Connor places particular emphasis on his output with legends John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and Cream!

The Luke Doherty Band – Since he found an old music VHS in a cupboard when he was 7 years old, featuring several Blues players, Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues!

Deep Blue Sea – playing 21st century indie blues and in the finest blues traditions, their music is seldom predictable or generic – it reflects these times – good, bad, highs & lows!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers will see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of Blues, Rock and R & B, with a sprinkling of other genres in the mix! 

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

 

Don’t miss out on going to Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival on Sunday 13th May

The festival will take place at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PD

Early Bird tickets are only £25 and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.lincolnbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.lincolnbluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/269867816857320/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk

Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Before we know it Spring will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be returning to Lincoln Drill Hall on Saturday 12th May 2018! 

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK; with The Pretty Things headlining and five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another a great festival and an occasion not to miss!

After more than 45 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll.  Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base.  Through their entire career, The Pretty Things have written, performed, and created informed, intelligent, ground-breaking, and original music, enabled by powerful, melodic writing that has kept this incredible band alive for nearly half a century…..

As soon as they strike their first note, the journey begins as they present their very special sound, just as they did when the band formed back in the early 60’s and achieved such great success with several singles charting in the UK.  From Rhythm & Blues at the start of their career, they embraced other genres such as psychedelic rock in the late 1960s (with 1968 S,F. Sorrow being one of the first rock operas), hard rock in the early 1970s and new wave in the early 1980’s.  Have a walk down memory lane and see the band play “Singapore Silk Torpedo” on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRVSSwJYqh0&feature=youtu.be and then 43 years on, “Don’t Bring Me Down” live in Munich in 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn4sgBD9LyE

This year’s full line-up comprises of:

Pretty Things – Need anything else be said!

Aynsley Lister – an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music!

Simon McBride – after back-pedalling on his solo career to start a family, Simon McBride “the man who everyone wants in their band” is back on the road with his own jet-fuelled outfit!

Connor Selby Band – citing Eric Clapton as his first and current major influence, Connor places particular emphasis on his output with legends John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and Cream!

The Luke Doherty Band – Since he found an old music VHS in a cupboard when he was 7 years old, featuring several Blues players, Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues!

Deep Blue Sea – playing 21st century indie blues and in the finest blues traditions, their music is seldom predictable or generic – it reflects these times – good, bad, highs & lows!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers will see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of Blues, Rock and R & B, with a sprinkling of other genres in the mix! 

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

 

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Don’t miss out on going to Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival on Saturday 12th May

The festival will take place at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1EY

Early Bird tickets are only £25 and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.lincolnbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.lincolnbluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/479215782457231/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk

Julie Felix in Concert

Ladies Of The Blues - UK Tour 2018

“Ladies Of The Blues”………….featuring Connie Lush Band, Kyla Brox and Erja Lyytinen 

Blues enthusiasts, live music lovers and aspiring musicians across the country are in for a very special treat, when Connie, Kyla and Erja embark of their nine date UK Tour in March 2018!

Connie Lush grew up in Liverpool and was singing in her church and school choirs from the age of five.  Regarded as one of the finest blues singers in the UK, five-time winner of best UK vocalist and twice European Blues vocalist of the year.  She has performed at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals, wowed audiences from Moscow to LA and toured the UK with the late, great BB King culminating in an unforgettable night at the Royal Albert Hall.  After over 20 years of her award-winning career, entertaining audiences in 30 countries throughout the world, Connie Lush has arrived at a new beginning.  You can have a look and listen to Connie on YouTube singing “I Don’t Say Goodbye” at https://youtu.be/5LCVM93mReM

As BB King said “That woman makes my heart sing”

Kyla Brox was born in Lancashire in 1980 and was exposed to the passion of Afro-American music at first-hand from her blues singing father, Victor.  Her voice remains a stunning example of the soul singer’s art: turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis, and blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old.  Whether fronting the mighty Kyla Brox Band, or harnessing undiluted soul power in a duo with musical and life partner Danny Blomeley, Kyla is without doubt the most authentic UK blues and soul singer of her generation.  You can have a look and listen to Kyla on YouTube singing “If You See Him” at https://youtu.be/qjIe9H1Uh6Y

“An authentic soul diva… sensitive, sexy, and with infinite reserves of sassiness” – City Life

Erja Lyytinen was born into a musical family in the town of Kuopio, Finland and quickly emerged as an artist to watch in her native country.  Since first setting foot in a recording studio 15 years ago, Erja has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene.  She has recorded nine studio albums in locations as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, earning numerous awards and honours along the way.  She is equally at home in traditional and modern blues and has never been afraid to incorporate styles like jazz, pop and soul.  You can have a look and listen to Erja on YouTube singing Stolen Hearts” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiOwOaTSnas

In  2017 Erja won a European Blues Award for “Best Guitarist”

Words alone cannot convey what’s in store for the audience; the only way to truly experience this is by seeing them live; singularly superb…………..but all three on the same bill, “blues music has never sounded……or looked so good”

Don’t miss out on seeing Ladies Of The Blues on their UK Tour 2018

Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 01472 349 222 or online at http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm#LADIES-OF-BLUES

To find out more about Connie, please visit http://www.connielush.com/, Kyla at https://www.kylabrox.com/ and Erja at http://www.erjalyytinen.com/

For specific information on where and when they are playing in the UK, please visit http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm#LADIES-OF-BLUES

https://www.facebook.com/Connie-LUSH-BAND-323542347688723/

https://www.facebook.com/KylaBroxPage

https://www.facebook.com/erjalyytinen/

Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival

Before we know it summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that the festival will be returning to the county and taking place at Lincoln Alive on Saturday 14th July 2018

Following the great success of last years festival, the line-up had to “equally…….if not more impressive” and with Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle headlining, special guest Julie Felix and four other very different striking acts; this will most definitely be a musical experience not to miss!

Born in London on Christmas day 1943 Jacqui McShee grew up listening to music played on her parents gramophone – from Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald and big bands through to popular classics.  Jacqui showed little interest in music though until she heard Miles Davis and John Coltrane at CND friends, becoming the most important thing for her – it quite literally changed her life.  On CND marches she would lead the singing with her sister Pam and did many gigs locally in South East London for charities such as War On Want and Oxfam.

Jacqui’s beautiful crystal-clear vocals set the standard for female British folk and the band was legendary on the folk-rock scene with virtuoso guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox.  The original Pentangle expanded the frontiers of Folk in the 1960s and ’70s and since then, Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle has progressed and expanded the original concept and continues to make ground-breaking music.

In 1964 Julie Felix arrived in England after leaving California and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca.  In 1966 Julie became the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV programme “The Frost Report”, and quickly became a household name. She went on to appear in her own TV series on BBC1 and BBC2 and recorded hit singles on Mickey Most’s RAK label.

In October 2013, Julie was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla.

Pic Tim Dickeson 26-04-2011 Pentangle & David Hughes

The full line-up comprises of:

  • Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle – features saxophonist Gary Foote, bassist & guitarist Alan Thompson, drummer & percussionist Gerry Conway and Spencer Cozens on keyboards!
  • Julie Felix – with over 50 years in the music world, Julie will be celebrating her 80th birthday in 2018 with a special concert at the Charing Cross Theatre in London!
  • Blair Dunlop – in a short four year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes!
  • Galley Beggar – with a sound that incorporates all manner of unexpected elements while always celebrating the mischievous spirit of folk music across the centuries!
  • Said The Maiden – three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in Hertfordshire!
  • The Beaubowbelles – combining the swing, wit and class of a vintage vocal harmony group with the depth, heart and energy of a contemporary English folk band!

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival on Saturday 14th July

The festival will take place at Lincoln Alive, 22 Newland, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 1XD

Early Bird Tickets are only £23.00 and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2056498994582009/

http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm