Author Archives: richardhatfield

Toyah Wilcox

By richardhatfield |

ACOUSTICA/ELECTRONICA UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL This is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal with a show that has a lively cinematic sound using Toyah’s vocals/ keyboards/ stand up bass and story telling, it will include Toyah performing her loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, forty […]

Luke Daniels & Rihab Azar

By richardhatfield |

East meets West as these two outstanding musicians from the UK and Syria perform their respective traditional music together. Luke Daniels is a multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon and has a successful solo career as well as performing with Riverdance, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Cara Dillon and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Rihab […]

Judie Tzuke: Heart, Soul & Piano Tour

By richardhatfield |

Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artists Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, Judie Tzuke makes a welcome return to the stage. The Heart, Soul & Piano tour sees Judie performing some of her classic back catalogue with stunning new piano arrangements and accompanied by some of her favourite […]

Gigspanner   

By richardhatfield |

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write “Gigspanner are making some of the most […]

Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes

By richardhatfield |

A big nine piece brassy saxy and soulful band playing music that grabs your heart and moves your feet. The original, first and never forgotten ‘60s soul band formed by Snake, with Dave Bowie and Mark Creswell back in 1979 in Leeds, rises from the ashes playing Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Junior Walker, Otis Redding… From […]

A Shiver Down the Spine!

By richardhatfield |

2020 is the 150th Anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens, so to celebrate, Nicholas Collett and Gavin Robertson have teamed up once again (“Done To Death, By Jove!”) to bring you three ghost stories – with a comic twist! “Woman In Black” meets “The 39 Steps” in a spine-tingling show of storytelling and theatrical […]

Matthews’ Southern Comfort

By richardhatfield |

Matthews’ Southern Comfort features Iain Matthews alongside renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer, BJ Baartmans, keyboardist Bart de Win fresh from several seasons with the Birds of Chicago, and singer songwriter Eric Devries. The musicianship and commitment are second to none and the sumptuous, soaring vocal harmonies instantly bring to mind the ‘60s version of the band […]

Hoth Brothers

By richardhatfield |

Ever since they released their outstanding Workin’ and Dreamin’ album over here, it seems like everyone is talking about the band. BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson Show made it Featured Album of The Week, playing two tracks nightly, while, writing at Folk Radio UK, reviewer Paul Kerr said: “It’s not that often that an album […]

Sarah Gillespie Trio

By richardhatfield |

Critically acclaimed, London-based songstress Sarah Gillespie is renowned for mixing blues, folk & jazz with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Her four albums received outstanding reviews from the UK press plus accolades from iconic musician Robert Wyatt. She has toured extensively for the last 10 years, headlining leading venues (Southbank/ Ronnie Scott’s) and festivals in Europe […]

Steve Tilston: Semicentennial

By richardhatfield |

One of our most celebrated song-smiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. After numerous nominations, 2012 winner BBC Radio 2 Folk Award – Best Original Song for The Reckoning (recently filmed version with Hugh Bradley on double […]

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