FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND

with Alberta & Mississippi Bill

There's a lull in festivals in the area, though locally based Celtic influenced group The Band From County Hell will be appearing at Nottingham's Riverside Festival this weekend. Later in August they appear at The Expo Festival, Leicester and closer to home, at Alford Craft and Music Festival. Their busy summer continues with a tour of Ireland, they are also very much looking forward to representing the UK at The German National Festival, Sommerfest in Berlin in August. A fifth original album is on the horizon too.

There's selection of gigs to enjoy at locally too. It's worth noting that events may sell out or changes occur, please check with venues to avoid disappointment, especially if travelling any distance. If you are organising gigs and want coverage in our column email us at alberta.billantispamtinyonline.co.uk.


WED 3 AUG

The Sounds Of The Four Tops, a tribute act from USA play at Richmond Holiday Centre, Skegness.

Two local bands Say My Name and Criminal play at Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle.

Spalding Folk Club meet at the Lincoln Arms in Spalding, where they hold a theme night with local artists performing songs from songwriters, alive or dead.


FRI 5 AUG

Lincolnshire band Loose Rocket play rock covers at the Axe & Cleaver, Boston.

TNT, an exciting and talented soul / R'n'B band are the headline act at the annual BBQ at the George Hotel, Leadenham. Bruce's Country and The Straightmen are also playing during the evening.


SAT 6 AUG

Havoc Staff play at the Axe & Cleaver, Boston.

Rhythm and blues band Gin House who recently played a storming set at Party In The Park play at Brennan's Bar, Spalding. Their sets include covers by Dr Feelgood and SRV.

'Rockin' On Heaven's Door' a show featuring music from Elvis, The Big O, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran continues a summer run at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness.

There is a Jazz Evening in aid of Lincs Ark at Portland House, 136 Spilsby Road in Boston by kind permission of Mr Garth Issac. The event takes place in the gardens, which will be open from 6pm for those wishing to take a picnic along. The C.S. Big Band who recently performed at Boston's Party In The Park will be performing from 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.00 (children under 12 free), tel. 01205 355995 for details.

Members of the CS Big Band playing at Party In The Park

Rock'n'roll band the Rockin' Daddies play at the Red Lion, Revesby.

Sapphire & Steele, a duo featuring female vocalist and male guitarist play pop, disco and rock'n'roll hits spanning over 5 decades at the Kirkstead Club, Sutton On Sea.

The East Coast Jazzmen, a 7 piece trad jazz band play at the Anchor Inn, Friskney.

Get Ready, a lively duo based in the county will be performing at Tattershall Leisure Centre.

Boy / girl duo Thriller provide the musical entertainment at Wyberton Sports and Social Club. Please note this is a members club, new members are welcome, tel. 01205 353525 for details.

The Lincolnshire Hospitals' Band will be playing on the Bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness between 2-4pm.

The 8th Annual Open Air Concert takes place at Northcote Heavy Horse Centre, Great Steeping near Spilsby. Here the Caritas Singers will perform popular classics and songs from the shows, their concert starts at 7pm, tickets are priced £5.00, advance booking is advised tel. 01754 830286.

Southwold Jazz Band play New Orleans jazz at New Orleans Club, Queen Street, Louth.


SUN 7 AUG

Pilgrim Stompers play New Orleans jazz at Boston Jazz Club, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston.

The Fanfare Big Band will be playing in the afternoon between 2-4pm, on the Bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness.

The Devil's Music appear at Old Nick's Tavern in Horncastle, the quartet play mellow jazz, swing and boogie woogie.


MON 8 AUG

Boston Folk Club meet upstairs at The Eagle, Boston for a singers night. All are invited to come along and take part or just listen.

American Jukebox continues a summer run at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness. The show features three members of The Osmonds, Jay, Wayne and Jimmy, Billy Pearce and The Jukebox Band.


TUE 9 AUG

The Trilogy of Torment Tour, featuring three bands from York comes to Boston's Axe & Cleaver. The three bands appearing are A Chlorine Kiss, who play brutal hardcore metal with a melodic edge, punk rock band Framed By Fire and A New Tomorrow whose music is described as post hardcore, screamo and alternative.

There's mainstream jazz at The Bustard, South Rauceby.