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 …

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – Lichfield Guildhall – Saturday April 20th 2019 Words by Ben Macnair Photography by Dave Jones Take one of the leading violinists of his generation, add in two talented supporting musicians, an open-minded approach to modern music making technology, and a musical knowledge that takes in everything from folk, to elements of …

The West Coast Eagles/Gordon Giltrap Friday, April 19th Words by Ben Macnair Photography by Dave Jones Add together one of the best-known songbooks of the past fifty years, a near-capacity audience, and a support slot from one of the country’s finest acoustic guitarists, and you have all of the ingredients for a remarkably memorable concert. …

Concert Review Johnny Coppin Present’s All on A Winter’s Night

In what has become something of a Lichfield Arts Christmas tradition, the singer-songwriter and musician Johnny Coppin bought his three man show – All on A Winter’s Night to perform for a large and appreciative audience on the last night of their national tour.

In Pictures - Fred Zeppelin at Lichfield Guildhall

Lichfield Arts volunteer and trustee Phil Beale captured some great shots when Fred Zeppelin returned to Lichfield Guildhall

In their history, The Walsall Jazz Orchestra have become one of the leading Big Bands in the local area, taking in some of the most talented musicians, and producing concerts that blend advanced music making skills with an audience friendly style. With a sound that blended pin sharp brass, orchestral flourishes, and a dynamic rock …

Review and photography by Ben Macnair The talented local guitarist Tom Morgan and his trio of John Evans on Hammond Organ and Bradleigh White on drums treated Sunday morning jazz fans to a showcase of tasteful jazz and blues when they appeared as part of Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Weekend. With a set list …

Review and photography by Ben Macnair With a career playing in a number of genres, with some seriously heavyweight musicians, the leading jazz and experimental saxophonist and flute player Theo Travis led his talented ensemble through a set of original music, and choice covers when he played at Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival. With sterling …

Review and photography by Ben Macnair The jazz rock fusion band Imperial Strut played to an appreciative audience when they appeared at Lichfield’s Cathedral Hotel as part of Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival. The band, led by drummer Dave Tandy, fresh from recording at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studio played a set of exciting …

Concert review: Jez Lowe at Lichfield Guildhall

Saturday 10th February saw the welcome return to Lichfield Guildhall of Jez Lowe. Having appeared at Lichfield Guildhall in 2013 with his band ‘The Bad Pennies’, tonight Jez performed two highly entertaining solo sets.