Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – Martin Taylor at Lichfield Guildhall

With little more than a guitar, a flawless musical technique and music from a range of sources, one of the world’s leading solo jazz guitarists, Martin Taylor gave a masterclass in authoritative music-making when he played at Lichfield Guildhall on Friday March 24th.

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Concert Review – The Orange Circus Band

Concert Review - The Orange Circus Band

Two bands of widely divergent styles performed at Lichfield Guildhall when the original folk duo Wilson/Wright and the almost genre-free The Orange Circus Band played at Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday 25th February.

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

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 – 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 – 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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Concert Review – Sheelanagig at Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review – Sheelanagig at Lichfield Guildhall

The Bristol based baroque and roll ensemble Sheelanagig bought their lively and boisterous music to an appreciative audience when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their tour to promote their latest release Beard Town.

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