Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – The Jive Aces

With their canary yellow zoot-suits, sharp, brass heavy sound, and repertoire of the some of the most toe-tapping songs from the past 50 or so years, The Jive Aces showed an appreciative, and large audience why they are one of the leading ensembles in their packed field when they played at Lichfield Guildhall on Friday …

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Concert Review – Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band

Review written by Ben Macnair Photography by David Jones One of the leading voices of the contemporary folk and roots scene, Nancy Kerr led her band, The Sweet Visitors through a set that encompassed pure folk, light jazz, hoe-down, and their own songs when they played to an appreciative audience on Sunday May 7th. Accompanied …

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Concert Review – Chris Helme

Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by Dave Jones With a back-ground as a busker, and time spent supporting such bands as U2 and The Rolling Stones, the singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Helme bought his many years of experience on the foot-hills of live music when he appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on April 29th. His …

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Concert Photos – Gigspanner

An appreciative audience enjoyed Peter Knight’s Gigspanner when they appeared at the Guildhall on March 26th. Photographer Dave Jones was there to catch the action.

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Concert Photos – The Stumble

Blues favourites The Stumble rocked Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 9th April. Our intrepid photographer Dave Jones was there to catch all of the excitement.

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Concert Review – Craobh Rua

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 …

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Concert Review – Enchante

Concert Review - Enchante

With a sizable and appreciative audience, a set-list of fine original material, and some choice covers, impeccable musicianship, and a hugely sympathetic acoustic room in the Guildhall, Enchante retired with some style during their last ever performance on Friday 20th January.
The four piece of singer, songwriter and guitarist Jocelyne Thompson, classical guitarist Ron Thomas, double bassist Nick Thompson and Accordionist Paul Strach bought to the Guildhall the atmosphere of Montmartre café society, with their romantic, accomplished musicianship, and Jocelyne’s easy on stage rapport with both the band and their audience.

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Concert Review – The Magical Christmas Tree

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 …

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Blast Off at The Bowling Green

Blast Off at The Bowling Green

Lichfields funkiest, grooviest community band Blast Off led by Nick Dewhurst will be Playing an explosive mix of funky riffs, catchy tunes and groovy beats on Sunday 4th December – 2.00pm At The Bowling Green Friary Road, Lichfield, WS13 6QJ. Admission is FREE

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Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 was heralded a great success and local photographer Matt Whittock was on hand over the festival weekend to capture the atmosphere with some great shots.

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