January 26th 2017
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.
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 8th 2015
15 years into their career, St Agnes Fountain are now on their fifteenth Festive tour, with a number of sold out shows, of which this appearance in Lichfield was one. The quartet of David Hughes on vocals, guitar and ukulele, Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie on vocals, violin, mandolin, American Indian flute, oud and ukulele, Singer …
November 17th 2015
With little more than an acoustic guitar, a fine voice, some tasteful audio tricks, and a repertoire of originals, and some covers, the singer songwriter Sarah McQuaid kept the audience spellbound when she appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on November 14th. Following an extensive tour around America, and smaller venues around the country, her well honed …