FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND

with Alberta and Mississippi Bill

| Message from Alberta & Mississippi Bill |

Our weekly column previews some of the gigs in the area. Further details about many of the acts listed can be viewed on Fizgig website (http://fly.to/fizgig). Please check with venues as some events sell out in advance or late changes occur. If you or your band are organising gigs at local venues and would like coverage in our column email us at alberta.bill*anti@spam*tinyonline.co.uk.

There are 4 festivals taking place locally over this weekend. Party In The Park takes place at RAF Digby on Saturday. Lincoln Water Festival at Brayford Pool and Nettlestock Festival at the Salutation Inn at Nettleton run Saturday and Sunday. Finally there are several music events organised in conjunction with Wainfleet Weekend.


WED 20 JUL

In Skegness, 'A Night At The Musicals' at Embassy Theatre stars Duncan Breeze performing songs from West End musicals, whilst UK Monkees tribute band play the Richmond Holiday Centre.

Residents of Alford Acoustic Club perform at the Half Moon, Alford.


THU 21 JUL

Spalding Folk Club host a Singaround at Yacht Club, Spalding. All are welcome to join in or listen.


FRI 22 JUL

Arthur Brown who gained his reputation as the 'god of hellfire' following a hit single 'Fire' in 1968 appears at The Farm, Chapel St Leonards.

Alternative rock band Puzzle, Sudan Black, 6ft7 and guests are playing at Coronation Hall, Wainfleet.

The League of Mentalmen play pop songs in punk style at Nags Head, Bourne.

Two of Lincolnshire's most travelled and popular folk performers, Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher are the guests of Fourth Friday Music Acoustic Club, Morton Village Hall.


SAT 23 JUL

Music at Digby's Party In The Park includes The Past, The Straightmen, Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force, Swing Wing and TNT. Advance and gate tickets are limited, tel. 01526 327428 for information.

Celtic rock group The Band From County Hell will be performing at Coronation Hall as part of Wainfleet Weekend.

The Drifters, one of the world's longest running harmony groups bring their famous hits 'Under The Boardwalk', 'Down At The Club' and more to Embassy Theatre, Skegness.

Oak play classic rock at Red Lion, Revesby.

Smokescreen playing modern style metal share the bill The More I See and The Pathogen at The Annexe, Spalding, tickets are priced £4 adv / £5 door.

In Boston, Gin House who recently whipped up a storming set of R'n'B at Party In The Park, will include songs from the likes of Dr Feelgood and Stevie Ray Vaughan during their gig at The Napoleon. Just For Kicks another act playing at the Party are back in the town, playing at The Railway pub. Covers band Fever who feature female vocalists play at The Railway Club.

Slim Line Papas appear at Riverside Bar & Restaurant, Sutton Bridge playing lively 50s style blues with rockabilly overtones.

Trader, an easy listening acoustic duo perform popular music at Anchor Inn, Friskney.

Des Grey plays 50s to 70s covers at Wyberton Sports & Social Club. Please note this is a members club, new members are welcome, tel. 01205 353525 for details.

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


SUN 24 JUL

There's a big fun day and charity event from 11am to 10pm at Kings Head, Tealby, in aid of Lincs Air Ambulance. There will be an all-day bar, BBQ plus giant inflatable slides, bouncy castles and face painting for children. In addition there will be live music from 4pm, from male vocalist Jezz, Tom and Margo who will be performing Irish songs and Steve Carmel, a solo singer whose repertoire covers music from the 50s and 60s era, including R&R. Entry is free, donations to the Air Ambulance greatly appreciated.

The Electric Experience play rock and blues including songs from The Doors and Hendrix at Hope Tavern, Holton Le Moor from 4pm - 6pm.

Rory Ellis one of Australia's leading new wave of cutting edge acoustic performers plays urban folk at The Farm, Chapel St Leonards.

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


TUE 26 JUL

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


Message from Alberta & Mississippi Bill

Please note due to space constraints our Folk, Blues & Beyond articles will be considerably reduced for the foreseeable future, these constraints are unfortunately beyond our control. We also understand the migration of our short reveiw of Party In The Park from Folk, Blues and Beyond to another person's article was so they could fit it in!

We apologise to bands / venues / festivals who feel that we have not given them full coverage, however we felt that some promotion in a reduced Folk, Blues & Beyond article was better than none at all (which was basically the choice we were given!).

To provide additional information for internet viewers we have included links to band profiles on our web Folk, Blues & Beyond article.