Concert Review – Lichfield Jazz Christmas Special with the Lichfield Jazz Big Band Words and photography by Ben Macnair With a sold-out, capacity audience, some of the finest jazz musicians from the local area together on one stage,  and a setlist that was packed full of new and unusual arrangements of some classic Christmas carols, …

Concert Review - The Get Back Beatles

Words and Photography by Ben Macnair Fans of the fab four were out in force when tribute band The Get Back Beatles appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on Sunday 8th December. With the emphasis on the hits, and the more up-beat songs by John, Paul, George and Ringo the four-piece played an energetic set of songs, …

Concert Review - The Chris Bowden Quartet

Review and Photography by Ben Macnair The critically acclaimed Alto Saxophonist and composer Chris Bowden put his all-star quartet through their paces when he appeared at Lichfield’s Cathedral Hotel on Wednesday, October 16th. An attentive and appreciative heard the talents and skills of Keyboard player Matt Ratcliffe, bassist Chris Mapp and drummer Neil Bullock, as …

Concert Review - Fret and Fiddle

Now extended to a quintet, the former duo Fret and Fiddle played a wide range of classic and modern jazz, with the occasional foray into other genres of music when they appeared at Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival. Led by the charismatic violinist and vocalist Sally Minchin, and guitarist Andy Bole the band received exemplary …

Concert Review - King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

Concert Review – King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys Lichfield Guildhall – Sunday 21st April 2019 Words by Ben Macnair Photography by Dave Jones You always know what you are going to get from a King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys concert. Slick presentation skills, feel-good jump jive, blues, boogie-woogie and soul songs, and a …

Concert Review – The Sleaze Brothers – December 23rd 2017

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there ain’t no party like a Sleaze Brothers party, as the talented band proved once again, as they closed Lichfield Arts Autumn 2017 season.

Concert Review - Skinny Molly

The amps were turned up to 11 when the American rock band Skinny Molly appeared at Lichfield Guildhall on October 29th.

Concert Review - Habadekuk

The award winning Danish band Habadekuk played a lively set of largely instrumental music when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their national tour.

Blast Off at The Bowling Green

Lichfields funkiest, grooviest community band Blast Off led by Nick Dewhurst will be Playing an explosive mix of funky riffs, catchy tunes and groovy beats on Sunday 4th December – 2.00pm At The Bowling Green Friary Road, Lichfield, WS13 6QJ. Admission is FREE

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.