with Alberta & Mississippi Bill

In our regular weekly articles we take a closer look at some of the bands and artists who are appearing at local venues and clubs across our region, describing the style of music performed, band line ups, instruments and their latest news. We aim to encourage those who don't regularly attend gigs at local venues to go along and see what they've been missing over the years, as well as provide a gig guide for regular gig goers.

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We do recommend that you check with venues before travelling as some events sell out in advance, also late changes and cancellations can occur.


Ace fiddle player Tom McConville is the guest at Spalding Folk Club who hold their monthly guest nights at the Lincoln Arms in Spalding. Its many years since Tom appeared at the club, then as a member of Dab Hand, though he has played in the area on village hall tours and more recently at Boston Folk Club. Entry for members of the general public is £5.00, there is a reduction for members.


The legendary American singer Dionne Warwick appears at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness as part of her UK Farewell tour. Another big name will be appearing at the theatre in September, when Joan Armatrading plays at the seafront venue on Saturday 17th, tel. 01754 768333 for details regarding both events.


Zero Point appear at the Axe & Cleaver, Boston. The band's original music is characterised by intense vocals, glorious guitar overlaying mercurial bass lines and kicking beats. They released their debut album 'Time Stands Still' early in 2005, and more recently they have been featured in major music magazines such as Metal Hammer. They undertake their UK Breakout tour later in the month. Sixty 6 will also be on the bill at the West Street venue.

The Sonic Rock Festival takes place at The Farm, Chapel St Leonards over the coming weekend. System 7 featuring former Gong guitarist Steve Hillage, Astralasis, 'God Of Hellfire' Arthur Brown, Bubbledubble, Dr Hasbeen, Earthling Society, Ego Prime, Here & Now, Litmus and the oddly named Mister Quimby's Beard are appearing. The final act features former Hawklords, Nik Turner, Dave Anderson, Terry Ollis, Mick Slattery, Thomas Crimble and friends. Space Ritual will include music from Hawkwind's repertoire during their performance. Please note, we understand that there is no admission on the gate so tickets for the event priced at £30.00 for full festival ticket and £20.00 for Saturday Only tickets must be purchased in advance. Children U16 are admitted free, tel. 01754 871445 for further info.

King Rollo is the spotlight guest at Market Rasen Folk Club who meet at the Village Hall, Faldingworth. Rollo has gone from busking in the street to being acclaimed as "one of Britain's finest acoustic blues performers" by none other than Paul Jones, his authentic sounding music encompasses traditional ragtime and country blues styles. His sets include songs from old blues men such as Robert Johnson as well as some modern blues from the likes of Eric Bibb. A number of other musicians will be performing during the evening. Entry is just £2.00, tel. 01673 843036 for details.

Lincoln Folk Club open their Autumn Season tonight, at a new venue! The club will hold their singers and musicians and guest nights in the Beckside Room at the White Hart, Nettleham.


There is a concert featuring the popular folk singer songwriter Vikki Clayton in the candle-lit setting of St Martin's Church at Welton-le-Wold. Vikki has been enchanting audiences for over 20 years, she has a stunning voice and a formidable guitar technique. She is perhaps best known for singing the Sandy Denny songs with Fairport Convention in front of thousands of people at the band's Cropedy Festival over the past 15 years. She is also famous for her love of the folk tradition, especially songs from Lincolnshire, many of which were collected by Percy Grainger. Her albums have received wide acclaim, including a 5 star review from Q Magazine for her 1997 CD 'Movers & Shakers'. She will be accompanied by American born multi-instrumentalist Chris Conway, with local musicians Jack and Micky Broadbent providing support. Tickets priced £6.00 are available in advance from Off The Beaten Tracks music store in Aswell Street, Louth or on the door, priced £7.00. Tel. 01507 607677 for info.

Ray Fenwick's Allstars play at the Anchor Inn, Friskney. The group who feature former Spencer Davis Group / Ian Gillan band guitarist Ray Fenwick play classic blues as well as some Spencer Davis Group hits. They were one of the bands who played at this year's Party In The Park.

Another band who many of our readers will have seen playing at Party In The Park are Gin House. They are back in Boston, playing uptempo rhythm and blues from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dr Feelgood at The Railway pub.

Jet, a local trio whose repertoire includes country blues & skiffle play at the Eagle Pub in Boston.

Covers band Just For Kicks play hits from the likes of Queen, Elton John and the Small Faces at the Red Lion, Revesby.

Brighton 65 will be performing music from the 60s Mod scene at the Riverside Bar and Restaurant in Sutton Bridge, their live sets include hits by The Kinks and the Small Faces.

The Louth Riverhead Silver Band will be playing between 2 - 4pm, on the Bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness.

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


Jet, whose reputation is growing around local venues, play their second gig of the weekend, this time at Old Nick's Tavern, Horncastle. As well as acoustic guitars, the band's musicians play less orthodox instruments such as tea-chest bass and a kazoo amplified by a brasso can.

Keith Baldwin's Big Swing Baby will be performing on the Bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness between 2 - 4pm.

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


English guitar wizard Chris Newman and Máire ní Chathasaigh, the influential Irish harpist will provide an evening of delightful folk music at the South Holland Centre, Spalding. Tickets are £8.50, concessions £7.00.

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