June 28th 2017
Words by Ben Macnair – Photography by David Jones With a repertoire that ranged across jazz, an engaging stage presence, and energetic musicianship the five-piece ensemble Fret and Fiddle played to an appreciative audience when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. Popular and regular performers at the Guildhall, the quintet of violinist and vocalist Sally Minchin, …
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.
Blues favourites The Stumble rocked Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 9th April. Our intrepid photographer Dave Jones was there to catch all of the excitement.
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 …
February 22nd 2017
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.
January 30th 2017
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.
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 21st 2016
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 …
November 10th 2016
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.