The Climax Blues Band
The month starts on April 1st, with the more than welcome return from The Climax Blues Band, who will be celebrating their fiftieth year of live touring and music making.
No strangers to Lichfield they have carried on with their unique combination of jazz and blues created by much-missed founder member Colin Cooper. The current band have continued this fine style with passion and talent. They are George Glover (keyboards), Neil Simpson (bass), Lester Hunt(guitar), Roy Adams (drums), Chris Aldrige (saxes) and Graham Dee (vocals). You will hear many new songs plus your old favourites played with great style, zeal and enjoyment by these brilliant musicians who create the unforgettable Climax Blues Sound.
Tickets are £15.00,£13.50 for Friends of Lichfield Arts and £7.50 for under 16’s.
A change of musical genre will be in order when the leading Folk singer Maddy Prior appears at the Guildhall with Giles Lewin and Hannah James on Saturday 21st April.
Over the course of her remarkable career, Maddy Prior has made it her mission to work with some of the most exceptional musicians in the world – both within Steeleye Span and beyond. To that noted list she has added accordion player, singer and clog dancer Hannah James and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin (Bellowhead/Carnival Band), forming a trio that explores the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe.
Tickets are £18.00, £16.20 and £9.00 for under 16’s.
Finally on Friday April 27th, Miranda Sykes will be performing songs from her new album Borrowed Places.
The acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.
Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are £12.00, £10.80 for Friends of Lichfield Arts and £6.00 for under 16’s.
For tickets and further information, visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk phone (01543) 262223, or call into the Lichfield Arts Office in Donegal House on Bore Street. To keep up to date with our exciting news, follow us on Twitter @lichfieldarts or find us on Facebook.