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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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 – 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 – 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 Ben Poole Band at Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review: The Ben Poole Band at Lichfield Guildhall

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.

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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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Concert Review – Skerryvore – Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review - Skerryvore – Lichfield Guildhall

With more than 10 years together as a live band, and four albums into their career it was no surprise that the award winning and critically acclaimed Scottish band Skerryvore gained, and kept the near capacity audience’s attention when they played at Lichfield Guildhall.

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Concert Review Pete Oxley & Nicholas Meier

Concert Review Pete Oxley & Nicholas Meier

With a stage liberally festooned with guitars, effects pedals, and amplifiers the guitar duo of Pete Oxley and Nicholas Meier gave a masterclass in inventive musicianship when they played at the Guildhall, as part of their tour to promote their latest release, Chasing Tales.

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Concert Review – Vin Garbutt

Concert Review - Vin Garbutt

A full house turned out to witness a master at work last Friday at Lichfield Guildhall. Vin has been a stalwart of the folk scene for over 40 years and Lichfield has been a regular stop as he’s toured the UK.

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Concert Review – Johnny Coppin All On A Winters Night

Concert Review - Johnny Coppin All On A Winters Night

With festive stories and poems, carols, and contemporary songs Johnny Coppin brought Christmas cheer to the Guildhall when he played there on Friday December 18th.

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