With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash's heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured.
Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There's The Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. Martin Turner, the definitive voice, creative force and founding member of the British rock legends continues to perform the band's best loved works with his current line-up - guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown - and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
For tonight's gig, Martin and the band will be performing the popular 1974 album "There's the Rub" in full as part of the performanc, plus more... h4. More Information
New York alt-folk scene members on their first UK tour Jude Roberts
New York based Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a love of participatory music-making and American and Anglo folk song. Together they shared this love with others in living rooms, concert venues, festivals, and celebrations, honing their skills as songleaders and balladeers.
In 2013, Jean and Liam reinvented their collaboration. As the duo Robinson & Rohe they began cowriting an ever-expanding repertoire of original music that now lives alongside the old songs they hold dear. Both accomplished songwriters in their own rights, Jean (guitar, singing) and Liam (banjo, accordion, singing) let their finely crafted songs shine in detailed arrangements and elegant harmonies.
Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, their performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making.
Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says:
"All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story.
"If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about.
"Taking part in a singaround isn't at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won't be a microphone.
"We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old - and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses."
Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.
Jim McCarty Album and Book Launch - an amazing Double Header
Jim McCarty, a founding member of the legendary Yardbirds will be launching his new solo album and book, "Walking in the Wild Land".
Judy Dyble, a founding member and vocalist with the legendary Fairport Convention, will be appearing with her band, The Band of Perfect Strangers.
Both bands will be joined by great musicians, including Louis Cennamo, who played with Peter Frampton's The Herd, Steamhammer, and Jim McCarty's Rennaisance; Alistair Gavin, former Asst Music Director for Mamma Mia, Alistair Murphy, Mark Fletcher, Jeremy Salmon, Fran Broady, Steve Bingham and Richard Nolan.
Here is some youtube footage of Judy Dyble and her Band of Perfect Strangers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppDGjH926MY
Meet the Fender 'Undiscovered Artist of the Year' 2017
Hattie Briggs is a 24 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Inspired by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Foy Vance, Hattie writes and sings from the heart. Her crystalline vocals, and insightful lyrics resonate across all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations.
Since making the decision to drop out of a Russian degree in her second year at Oxford University after being shortlisted for a BBC Radio 2 young musician award, she has released several EPs, two albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music, and embarked on tours around the UK, the Netherlands and the U.S. During her travels she has performed at over 400 gigs, house concerts and numerous festivals (both local and nationally renowned) and supported some well known bands and artists, including Lucy Rose at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Ward Thomas at O2 London Brooklyn Bowl, Lauren Aquilina, Stornoway, Jamie N Commons, Seth Lakeman and Grant Nicholas (Feeder).
In November 2017, Hattie won the Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017 award, part of the prize for which was a prestigious support to Lucy Rose.
Originally from Chicago, Joe Jammer was live guitarist for Supertramp, Screaming Lord Sutch, Paladin, Stealers Wheel, Donna Summer and Maggie Bell. Founding member of The Olympic Runners, Jam Master for Buddy Guy's Original Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago Jam Master at The Speakeasy, London and Session Guitarist for Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, Joe Jammer has also been seen in "Sports Illustrated", Aerosmith's Autobiography "Walk This Way", "Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin Uncensored" by Richard Cole, Rolling Stone Magazine's "Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll", The Encyclopedia of Popular Music" and "Close to The Edge, the story of 'Yes' by Chris Welch. Joe Jammer's Chicago Blues Revue features some great blues musicians and vocalists and is both entertaining and fun.
'Petit occupies a stunning middle ground between the fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton'
Classic Rock Magazine
Stephen Dale Petit is a London-based Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and even B.B. King! Moving to London from California when he was barely 20, he's lived through and survived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, composing and financing his much acclaimed debut album Guitararama whilst busking on the London Underground. He has since released 4 albums and toured extensively around UK and Europe plus giving masterclass university lectures on blues music and widespread radio airplay. In 2016, he double-headlined with blues-rock titan, Walter Trout. Rolling Stone Mick Taylor commented: "He's got his own unique take on contemporary blues....I've heard him do a great live version of Freddie King's "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?". It was wonderful. All his albums are very interesting, he deserves the recognition".
The iconic British rock band, THE KINKS, is often cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time. The Kast-Off Kinks is NOT A TRIBUTE BAND! The band contains 3 actual Members of THE KINKS. Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still called The Ravens) in 1964, who is still regarded to this day as the backbone of the original Kinks, is joined by John Dalton, bassistwith The Kinks from 1969 until the late '70's, and keyboard player, Ian Gibbons, who was with The Kinks for 17 years and still plays and tours with Ray Davies. By fans, Ian is regarded as the best keyboard player of The Kinks. The fourth member and only non-Kink is Dave Clarke (ex Noel Redding Band), taking the place of the Davies brothers.http://kastoffkinks.co.uk. Almost every other ex-Kink has guested with The Kast-Off Kinks, including Ray Davies.
Since their last visit to the Eel Pie Club in 2014, the Cadillac Kings have gone from strength to strength. October 2016 saw the release of their 5th album "The Secret of my Success" which quickly ended up on so many playlists that by December it was voted one of the top 3 blues cds of the year by the IBBA (along with Kaz Hawkins and Joe Bonamassa).
Throughout 2017, the cd continued to make inroads into US radio and to the astonishment of the band one of the album tracks reached No. 1 in Cashbox Magazine's Blues and Boogie Chart in September 2017, and stayed there for 4 weeks, holding off acts such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Samantha Fish etc.
2018 sees the band celebrating its 18th birthday in the company of relative new 'boy' - the multi-talented Tim Penn (ex Kevin Coyne, Eclection, Gordon Smith Band) on piano, accordion and vocals, alongside ace guitarist Mal Barclay, singer/songwriter Mike Thomas and the top notch rhythm section of double bassist Paul Cuff and drummer Roy Webber.
"Entertaining, authentic and infectious - The Cadillac Kings' high energy R&B is enough to put a foaming head on a pint of real ale!"
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