September 18th 2018
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 …
With a set list that ranged from African High Life music, to space jazz, disco funk, blues and jazz the leading trombonist and composer Annie Whitehead led her talented quartet through an exciting afternoon of music when she appeared at Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival.
September 17th 2018
Concert Review – Remi Harris – May 16th 2018 A stage filled with guitars, and a room full of people meant that jazz musician Remi Harris’s gig at Lichfield’s George Hotel on Wednesday May 16th was a very special evening for music fans. With accompaniment from bassist Mike Green and rhythm guitarist Steve Astin, Harris …
May 1st 2018
The acclaimed singer and multi-instrumental Miranda Sykes cast a musical spell over an attentive audience when she appeared at Lichfield Guildhall as part of her Borrowed Places tour.
April 25th 2018
Maddy Prior, on tour with Giles Lewin and Hannah James, played to a sold-out crowd on a pleasingly warm April Saturday evening, at Lichfield Guildhall. The combination of Maddy Prior’s vitality and experience, together with the innovative flair of singer, accordion player and clog dancer Hannah James, teamed with the adept versatility of singer, violinist, bagpiper and recorder player Giles Lewin resulted in a celebratory evening of folk music.
April 4th 2018
A near-capacity Easter Sunday crowd saw one of the sharpest, and longest serving blues bands on the national circuit, when the Climax Blues Band performed at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their Fiftieth anniversary tour.
Seven of the best known musicians on the British live instrumental/folk music circuit convened to play at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their Eccentric Orbits tour when Leveret and Spiro perfomed on Saturday March 10th.
March 8th 2018
The crowd that braved the worst excesses of the Beast from the East were rewarded by a set of lively Americana, fine harmony singing, strong song-craft and rootsy virtuoso guitar playing when the Grahams made their Lichfield debut at the Guildhall.