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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 […]

Chris While and Julie Matthews

By richardhatfield |

A Mad Dog Folk presentation With more than 25 years of un-rivalled musical partnership and gathering numerous nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, highly respected by their fans and peers alike, English singer-songwriters Chris While and Julie Matthews celebrated a quarter of a century last year as one of the best and most […]

CUA

By richardhatfield |

Since issuing their superb Songs of The Hollow album in 2017, CUA have gone on to become a band that has gathered in more praise than most from all the best sections of the media. As a result, there are many who cannot wait to catch the band in action and this will be their […]

John Reilly

By richardhatfield |

John Reilly concert is almost a spiritual event. It’s an evening where every emotion is touched and unleashed in a uniquely intimate atmosphere created by his intensely profound lyrics and stunning vocals where he is joined by Canadian long term writing partner Lewis Nitikman on piano. Liverpool born singer songwriter John Reilly and now Sheffield’s […]

Holmes and Mrs Hudson: For One Night Only!

By richardhatfield |

From the lunatics who brought you HOLMES & WATSON: THE FAREWELL TOUR! * Thrill with excitement as Sherlock Holmes and his landlady Mrs Hudson reconstruct for your entertainment the Case of the Frivolous Vicars! * Try and deduce who killed Constance McMerryweather in the vicarage garden with a quoits spike! * Ask yourself what, if […]

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