Lichfield Arts: What’s on
The Lichfield Arts 2016 programme promises to be a rich feast of music and dance for your entertainment. From up and coming local bands to seasoned veterans of the Folk, Jazz and Blues circuits there is something for everyone.
We look forward to seeing you!
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New Year Ceilidh
Friday 20 January 2017
In true French style, EnChante are unashamedly romantic, dramatic, passionate and sentimental. They create a unique blend of vintage French music with classical undertones, dramatic interpretations and a haunting heartbeat. French singer-songwirter Jocelyne began her career in her home city of Paris at the age of 18. Since then her talent has won her high praise and awards.
Winter Beer Festival
Steve "Big Man" Clayton and The 44's
Lichfield Arts Community Night
The Orange Circus Band
Fret and Fiddle
Friday 14 April 2017
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
Laurence Jones Band
Friday 28 April 2017
BBC Young Folk Awards finalists in 2008, Jaywalkers are one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands on the British Folk scene. Their unique sound takes influences from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in superb instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass.
Saturday 29 April 2017
Chris was front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses which saw him sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones, U2 and Oasis in numerous support slots. Now solo, he is still rightfully remembered for the Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun – songs that evoked everything the 90's stood for.
Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band
The Jive Aces
Friday 12 May 2017
Legendary swing, jive and skiffle group, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. Perhaps best known as the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their award winning viral video,“Bring Me Sunshine”, which is so uplifting it’s even been prescribed by a doctor!
The Jar Family
Saturday 20 May 2017
Following a fabulous headline set at Fuse 2016 we are delighted to welcome The Jar Family back to Lichfield Guildhall! Five individual songwriters and musicians from Hartlepool who decided to pool their talent and create their ‘industrial folk’ sound.
Little Brother Eli
Sunday 21 May 2017
Following their storming Sunday afternoon set at Fuse 2016 we just had to bring these guys to Lichfield Guildhall! Little Brother Eli create their own blend of bluesy garage rock by combining powerful, soulful vocals with growling guitars bringing the sound together with an infectious,rock solid hip-hop back beat.