Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton and the 44’s

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.

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Roy Wood & Councilor David Smith become patrons of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival

Roy Wood & Councilor David Smith become patrons of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival

Internationally renowned musician and songwriter Roy Wood has joined Lichfield Councillor David Smith in accepting an invitation from Lichfield Arts to become Patrons of this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival which takes place in and around this historic city June 2nd – 4th.

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival proves popular

Lichfield Winter Beer Festival proves popular

The Lichfield Arts Winter Beer festival returned to The Guildhall again this weekend (27th – 28th January) and proved to once again be a great success.

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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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Concert Review – Tom Woodman/The Mourning Suns

Review by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones An adventurous Lichfield audience braved a cold October night to support two local, and very talented musical ensembles when The Mourning Suns and The Tom Woodman band appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. The Mourning Suns are a well known Birmingham based band, that are known for their …

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Lichfield Arts Concert – Celtic Christmas Strings

Celtic Christmas Strings Review by Ben Macnair – Photography by Dave Jones The award winning musical partnership of harpist Marie Ni Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman kept a Lichfield audience enraptured by their musicianship, and easy on stage demeanour when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. Although the show had a Christmas and winter time theme, …

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Concert Review – Lindisfarne

Concert Review - Lindisfarne

Since forming in the late 1960’s, Lindisfarne have led the field in folk-rock music, with strong song-writing matched to musicianship of the highest calibre, and have won over many fans. Their best known hits, including Lady Eleanor, Meet me on the Corner, and Fog on the Tyne matched sing-along choruses to powerful narratives.

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Concert Review – King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

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 …

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Concert Review – The Ian Siegal Band

Concert Review - The Ian Siegal Band

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.

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