January 21st 2019
The popular local beat group Ricky Cool and the In-Crowd took their enthusiastic fans back to the swinging Flamingo Club, a sixties hot-spot famed for its nights of flamboyance, glamour and music that fused blues, jazz, ska and reggae together.
January 12th 2019
Traditional Jazz was the order of the day when Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics made their Lichfield Guildhall debut. An enthusiastic crowd braved the cold January night to hear an evening of swing and jazz standards played with verve, dexterity and expertise, delivered with aplomb by the six piece.
January 10th 2019
Rock and roll was the order of the day when Travellin’ Man – The Ricky Nelson story opened Lichfield Arts Spring 2019 season.
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.
December 17th 2018
Lichfield Arts volunteer and trustee Phil Beale captured some great shots when Fred Zeppelin returned to Lichfield Guildhall
If you take two leading musicians from different generations, an acoustically superb room in Lichfield Guildhall, and a repertoire that stretched across genres from bluegrass to folk and atmospheric soundscapes, and some festive tunes thrown in for good measure you are in for an experience to be treasured.
Back in 1980, Dan Ackroyd penned and starred in the Blues Brothers, a film that became synonymous with comedy, music, and good times, featuring a plethora of blues and soul musicians, from Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, to Steve Cropper and Cab Calloway.
November 5th 2018
Grand Opening Wednesday 7th November from 4pm – The official opening will take place on 7pm Wednesday 7th November with members of Tamworth CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) team there to formally present the Certificate for the LocAle Beer Award from the Tamworth Beer Festival 2018. All welcome, doors open at 4pm!
November 4th 2018
Joined by musicians Jerome Davies, double bass, Trish Power, accordion and Lyndon Webb on guitar we were treated to an evening of music encompassing jazz, country and folk, along with story telling, humor and the unique personality of Gerry Colvin, rightly labeled as a folk-pop legend.
October 26th 2018
Reviewed by Ben Macnair With elements of folk, rock, and virtuoso violin playing that took as much from middle eastern music as they did from traditional fiddle playing, the bands Merry Hell and Folklore had a lot in common when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall. Playing to an appreciative audience, the strong musical talents and …