FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND

with Alberta & Mississippi Bill

After last weekend's festivals, there's another taking place in the Wolds this week, though it's for young people. There's music and other attractions at Heckington Show.

We look at these events and others taking place locally this week. It's worth noting that events may sell out or late changes occur, so please check with venues to avoid disappointment. If you are organising gigs at local venues and want coverage in our column email us at alberta.bill-antispam-tinyonline.co.uk.


WED 27 JUL

The monthly jazz session takes place in the Riverside Bar and Restaurant, Sutton Bridge. Usually hosted by the Nigel Portass Group, it also introduces talented musicians from further afield to local jazz fans.

Storm play classic rock at Old Nicks Tavern, Horncastle.

In Skegness, the popular 60s / 70s rock'n'roll show 'That'll Be The Day' returns to the Embassy Theatre, while Madonna tribute act Vogue are perform at Richmond Holiday Centre.


FRI 29 JUL

Lincoln band Detonal State and Crypsis, who play original songs including numbers from their 6 track CD and classic rock share the bill at The Farm, Chapel St Leonards.

Jet play at Anchor Inn, Friskney. They use a variety of instruments, some homemade, to recreate the sounds of 50s skiffle.

Spotlight guests at Market Rasen Folk Club at Faldingworth Village Hall, are Martin Browne and Elizabeth Padgett. There will also be appearances by other artists during the evening.

There is a Northern Soul and Motown Night at the Riverside Bar and Restaurant, Sutton Bridge where DJ Mr Steve Jay will be playing great dancefloor anthems.


SAT 30 JUL

Saturday is a busy day for The Band From County Hell, the Celtic inspired group play two 45 minute sets from 3pm in the Music Marquee at Heckington Show, followed by a gig at Nags Head, Heckington.

Other music at Heckington Show includes the Grand Firework Concert starting at 7.45pm, with music by the Sleaford Concert Band, their performance culminates in a firework display.

Oak play classic rock at The Farm, Chapel St Leonards.

Into The Red have reformed especially for a gig at Old Nick's Tavern in Horncastle.

The Diverse Music & Dance Festival featuring contemporary music and dance including the 4th Battle Of The Bands competition organised by the ELDC, SoundLINCs, Youth Service and Wolds Collective takes place at Wolds Collective Festival Site, Donnington-On-Bain. The festival is for people aged 13-19 years, tel. Nikki at ELDC tel. 01507 601111 for full details.

The Mick Rutherford Band, a Midlands based rock and blues band play at Riverside Bar & Restaurant in Sutton Bridge.

101 Proof, an established local band who made their first appearance at Party In The Park recently, play music with a modern country flavour at Red Lion, Revesby.

Young Louth band, Stranded continue a run of summer gigs appearing at Sun Inn, Saxilby.

Legacy, a 4-piece band play covers at Tattershall Leisure Centre.

'Rockin' On Heavan's Door' at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness features music from Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran.

Covers band Fever perform a variety of songs at Wyberton Sports and Social Club. Please note this is a members club, new members are welcome, tel. 01205 353525 for details.

Rock band Cryptozoo play at Waggon & Horses, Sleaford.

Female vocalist Yanna, very popular with local audiences performs at Anchor Inn, Friskney.

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


SUN 31 JUL

The Riverhead Ranters play music with a traditional feel at Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle.

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

Blues Connection play acoustic blues and ragtime at a new venue, Touch Bar and Restaurant on Casketgate, Lincoln. Entry is £8.50, which includes a hot finger buffet.

Razzmajazz play traditional jazz on the Bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness.


MON 1 AUG

American Jukebox, a show featuring Jimmy, Jay and Wayne Osmond will bring back memories for those who followed The Osmonds in the 70s. They, and Billy Pearce and the Jukebox Band will recreate many of their hits at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness.


TUE 2 AUG

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