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Ashley Hutchings & Becky Mills  

Date City Venue Country
20/09/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01704-533333. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. The Beginnings of Fairport Convention Ashley Hutchings MBE, the Guv’nor of folk-rock and founder member of Britain’s much-loved and admired folk-rock group Fairport Convention, has put together a new and entertaining show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group. Titled “The Beginnings of Fairport Convention”, this words and music performance features Ashley and singer/guitarist Becky Mills. Starting with Ashley’s 1967 diary entries which relate the forming of the group, the show continues with plenty of informative and often funny words and plenty of songs from the early days of Fairport, including many not on the first four Fairport album releases. Along the way a picture of the late sixties music scene in this country is vividly painted and The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix come into the story. The Beginnings has been presented at Cromer and Cropredy festivals where it was a great success. Buy Tickets More information
20/09/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333.

Blind Cat Music Festival  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Festivals
08/06/18 - 10/06/18 Lincolnshire Cabourne Parva UK
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: £70.00. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Riby Road. The Blind Cat Festival is a small independent alternative music festival set in beautiful surroundings on an arable farm in Lincolnshire with an indoor and outdoor stage. The indoor stage houses the bar and comfortable seating area while the outdoor stage is set in a woodland area which is covered by a canopy. The venue is famous for its facilities, especially the toilet facilities which are real flushable loo’s and there’s running water with soaps and towels to freshen up with which are changed and cleaned regularly. There’s a variety of stalls for some retail therapy and places to get some food from, including an on-site Bistro serving a selection of wholesome meals, which include vegetarian & vegan, and of course, there’s plenty of places to get a hot cuppa from. If you’re influenced by bands like Hawkwind, Gong & Ozric Tentacles, and you like your festivals with that ‘old skool’ vibe then this is a place to be. Set over 3 days on 2 stages, there’s going to be over 30 bands to entertain you. From space-rock to glissing guitars and psychedelic-rock to dub & dance, there really is something for everyone on the alternative scene. Buy Tickets

Burgess, Nicol & Kemp  

Date City Venue Country
21/06/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01704-533333. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. Buy Tickets More information
21/06/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. The Atkinson Studio venue will play host to three friends who are stars of folk-rock with a wealth of musical history under their belts. Paul Burgess is a rock drummer best known as a member of hit-makers 10CC, and who has also played with classic bands Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works. Ken Nicol is one of the country’s leading guitarists and a singer/songwriter who has been a member of The Albion Band and Steeleye Span, as well as having a highly successful solo career. Rick Kemp is the long-serving bass player with folk-rock legends Steeleye Span as well as being a guitarist, songwriter, singer and record producer in his own right. Ken Nicol said about the line-up “I played with Rick when we were both in Steeleye Span and some time ago I was talking with him about putting a band together to play our own music. He liked the idea of trying it as a three piece, which meant we had to decide who we wanted on drums. We figured that there was no-one we wanted more than Paul Burgess.”

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Peter Knights’s Gigspanner
08/11/18 Southport, Merseyside The Atkinson UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01704-433333. Address: Lord Street. Venue phone: 01704-533333. Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an entirely original, imaginative and beautiful way. Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take self-penned along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape. The advent of Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight who has without question been a huge inspiration on the folk-roots scene since the folk revival of the 1960’s. Classically trained at The Royal Academy of Music in London, Peter discovered Irish music via the flourishing folk scene in 1960’s London and was immediately hooked. Immersing himself totally in the challenge of learning to play traditional music, he was spotted by Ashley Hutchings and Martin Carthy, and invited to join the fledgling Steeleye Span. They went on to become one of the most successful Folk-Rock band in Britain, securing a string of Gold Albums and top ten hits, and remains influential after more than 40 years. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right. “Many people said that this was one of the best gigs they’d ever been to. I’d agree with that. If you get a quarter of a chance to see them, go” Mike Harding “Peter Knight Can Spin the World on His Bow” Sir Terry Pratchett Peter Knight “Instrumentalist of the Year” (Fatea Magazine 2016) Peter Knight “Musician of the Year” (Folking.com 2016) Peter was invited by BBC Radio 3 to perform at the ‘Shakespeare and Music’ 400th Anniversary Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of ‘World on 3’, hosted by Verity Sharp Buy Tickets More information

Speakeasy Bootleg Band  

Date City Venue Country
03/05/18 Liverpool The Caledonia UK
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £0. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 2 Caledonia Street. It’s Thursday 3rd May. It’s also the 188th anniversary of the start of the first regular steam railway service from Edge Hill to Manchester, so what better day for the SBB Bootleg Booze Train to come steaming back into the Caledonia (L7 7DX) for our usual first Thursday session of fun, frolics, beer drinking and the AMAZING JAZZ PILE-ON to round off the evening – All horn players welcome. It’s also the 39th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher becoming Prime Minister…….. but hang on…….. let’s not put a damper on things. The Cali’s vegan kitchen has also become something of a legend in its own lunchtime, so why not come early, have your tea, and drink your way along the bar and round things off with a liberal helping of the Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began. There’s loads of floor space too, so turn up in droves, dance away your blues and help us ram the place to the doors ……. It’s a tall ceiling so you can stand on each other’s shoulders, jump up and down, sing, shout, drink beer and Fill Yer Boots. We kick off about 9PM and play until the last man standing falls over. https://www.speakeasybootlegband.com/ More information

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