December 17th 2018
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 …
October 10th 2018
After twenty years of writing songs, 6 albums and support slots for the likes of Seth Lakeman, Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters and Paul Carrack it is not surprising that the singer songwriter Lisbee Stainton knows how to put on a folk filled and entertaining show.
October 8th 2018
The band of lead singer Kevin Hackett, guitarist Richard Price, saxophonist Robbie Tabrett ,Richard Northwood on keyboards and backing vocals, bassist and backing vocalist Mark Schlotel and drummer Simon Atkins played the full range of Roxy Music’s sound, ranging from glam rock, to jazz, pure pop and guitar led rock.
October 7th 2018
There are some singers with a song or a sound that encapsulates a summer, or a year, who trade on that one sound, with little development or evolution. Then there are songwriters who through careful nurturing of words, of music, of sound and style build up a body of work. Leonard Cohen was one of those writers…
September 18th 2018
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 …
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys After more than thirty years at the fore-front of the live jump jive jazz scene, it is no wonder that the musical institution of King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys know how to put on a show, or draw a large crowd, as they proved when they closed Lichfield …
The singer-songwriter Sara Gillespie was in good form when she led her talented quartet through a concert of her own songs when she appeared as part of Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival. Playing guitar and singing, she was more than ably supported by the leading Mercury Music prize nominated pianist and composer Kit Downes, …