Lichfield Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of husband and wife team Phil and Pam Beale as the new co-directors of its annual Fuse Festival.

Concert Review - The West Coast Eagles

The local five piece band The West Coast Eagles performed a concert of some of the best known country-rock songs in the rock canon when they played to an appreciative Sunday night audience at Lichfield Guildhall. They played the country ballads that were the Eagles first hits, and the more corporate rock sound that became …

Concert Review - Ricky Cool and the In-Crowd - A Night at the Flamingo

Concert Review – Ricky Cool and the In-Crowd – A Night at the Flamingo Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by Dave Jones With a repertoire of classic soul, and blues songs, musical talent and charisma, and Jamaican grooves the six piece Ricky Cool and the In-Crowd turned Lichfield Guildhall into a heaving sixties club …

Concert Review - Amelia Harrison and Funke and the Two Tone Baby

Lichfield Arts opened its Autumn 2017 season with an evening of music to appeal to the most broad-minded of audiences.

Concert Review - Sticky Wicket and His Swing Orchestra

The drummer Sticky Wicket bought his talented Swing Orchestra to Lichfield, when they played a series of classic jazz, jump and jive songs to finish Lichfield Art’s Blues and Jazz 2017 festival. The ensemble of saxophonist Chris Gumbley, keyboard player Danny McCormack, guitarist Geoff Tooley, bassist Tomas Pedersen, and singer Linda Morris played jump, and …

Jazz in all of its disparate genres was played to an appreciative and enthusiastic audience when the Saxophonist Chris Gumbley, and his ensemble, Anything Goes and local jazz collective Blast Off played at Lichfield’s Wade Street Church on Saturday 3rd June 2017. With Chris Gumbley on saxophones, and clarinet, bassist and vocalist Nicola Farnon, accordionist …

The Jazz element of Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival was started by an exuberant concert from the five piece Lichfield Jazz All Stars. The ensemble of Nick Dewhurst on Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and Guitar, Bassist Tom Moore, Tenor Saxophonist Callum Roxburgh, Dave Ferris on Piano andan, and Carl Hemmingsley on Drums. org The set list ranged across …

The jazz guitarist Remi Harris, and his trio of bassist Mark Green and guitarist Kevin Birch played a master-class in music making when they appeared as part of Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival on Sunday 4th June 2017. With a set-list that encompassed the lighter side of the genre, and songs made famous by …

Words and photography by Ben Macnair With a raucous sound that blended bassy blues, delicate acoustic ditties, a steam-punk aesthetic, and catchy, singalong songs, The Jar Family bought their festival ready sound to bear when they closed Lichfield Arts Spring 2017 season in Lichfield Guildhall. The six piece of Max Bianco on vocals, guitar, harmonica, …

Review and photography by Ben Macnair Two trios of talented musicians played to an appreciative audience when The Jaywalkers and Claret appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on Friday 28th April. Local folk favourites Claret started the evening. Stalwarts of the local folk and roots scene, Sandra and Tim Robinson between them play guitar, mandolin, accordion, bodhran …