June 28th 2017
Blues favourites The Stumble rocked Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 9th April. Our intrepid photographer Dave Jones was there to catch all of the excitement.
Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones A Lichfield Guildhall packed to capacity, and a leading Irish group had an early St Patrick’s Day celebration when Craobh Rua performed at Lichfield Guildhall. After years as a performing unit, and six critically well received albums into the their career the four piece of violinist …
March 27th 2017
With little more than a guitar, a flawless musical technique and music from a range of sources, one of the world’s leading solo jazz guitarists, Martin Taylor gave a masterclass in authoritative music-making when he played at Lichfield Guildhall on Friday March 24th.
March 14th 2017
Two bands of widely divergent styles performed at Lichfield Guildhall when the original folk duo Wilson/Wright and the almost genre-free The Orange Circus Band played at Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 25th February.
February 22nd 2017
The popular boogie woogie and blues pianist Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton bought his talented quartet to play at Lichfield Guildhall as part of his tour.
January 10th 2017
Review and photography by Ben Macnair Lichfield Arts finished a successful 2016 with a show that packed humour, stirring musicianship, dance and movement and familiar songs performed in unfamiliar ways, when The Magical Christmas Tree closed its 2016 tour at the Guildhall. The three-piece ensemble of Pete Morton on guitar and vocals, Chris Parkinson on …
December 21st 2016
Concert Review – King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys – Lichfield Guildhall Review and photography by Ben Macnair There are few things that can be guaranteed in life, but a large audience at a King Pleasure concert is usually one of them, and the six piece ensemble played to a packed house when they appeared …
After more than 25 years as a performing, touring and recording artist it was not surprising that the critically acclaimed blues singer and guitarist Ian Siegal was able to attract a healthy audience when he made his debut performance at Lichfield Guildhall, as the closing night of his most recent tour.
November 10th 2016
With a solid reputation as a singer, and plaudits from guitarists such as the late Gary Moore, and Jeff Beck the fast rising performer Ben Poole, and his talented four piece band delivered a set of high powered blues, rock and funk when they appeared in Lichfield, following a gig in Glasgow the evening before.
October 14th 2016
Concert Review: Dervish – Lichfield Guildhall – October 9th 2016 Reviewed by Ben Macnair with photos by David Jones The world famous traditional Irish band Dervish called into play for an appreciative Lichfield audience when they appeared at the Guildhall as part of their national tour. Having played at the Guildhall before, their driving, acoustic …