ARCHIVE - AcoustiCity: 2007 Season


Saturday January 13, 2007 - Homespun

Dark centred, sparkling songs from Dave Rotheray (The Beautiful South)
Sam Brown (Jools Holland, etc).

Tickets - £12.50 


Saturday February 10, 2007 - Jim Moray


Moray has turned English Folk on its head & shaken it until all the change comes jangling out of its pockets! Don't even think about missing this essential gig.
Tickets - £9.00


Saturday April 14, 2007 - Colvin Quarmby

Insanely high-energy frontman Gerry Colvin returns with his band of flawless musicians, a bucketload of great songs, hints of classic 60's pop & just a splash of Rockabilly for seasoning.

+ showcase performances from outstanding folk trio Isambarde
& singer-songwriter Paul Bullen

Highly recommended
Tickets - £8

Saturday May 12, 2007 - Steve Tilston

If Carlsberg did acoustic troubadours they couldn't do better than Steve Tilston! Possibly the finest British songwriter & a highly gifted player.
If you are in any way interested in the craft of storytelling you should see this gig.
+ acoustic blues from the Ramon Goose Band
& singer-songwriter Bernard Hoskin

Tickets - £10

Saturday June 16, 2007 - Acoustic Guitar Virtuosos
featuring: Kit Holmes and Pete Smith & Chris Williams

3 masters of the acoustic guitar.
Kit uses her instrumental prowess to drive her intimate, sultry songs.
Pete & Chris pour so much energy into their astounding interlocking ragtime, bluegrass & jazz workouts that it's tiring just to watch them!

Highly recommended Tickets - £10

Saturday July 14, 2007 - Hank Wangford & Reg Meuross

If Daniel O'Donnell is the brightly scrubbed face of country music then Hank Wangford is its guilty conscience, its dark and troubled grubby soul! Appearing with the ultimate sideman; incredible singer, guitar & banjo player Reg Meuross
+ 30 minute showcases from Aussie Power-folk songstress Lisa Fitzgibbon
& punchy melodic duo Pavlov's Cat.

Tickets - £11

Saturday September 15, 2007 - Lisa Knapp
Without question the next big success to follow Kate Rusby & Karine Polwart from the roots/acoustic scene into mainstream awareness.
Lisa's treatment of traditional & original material is creative & mature and her voice is extraordinarily arresting (imagine Bjork, Kate Rusby & Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries fused together!)

+ extraordinary songwriter Bob Rafkin & sardonic bluesman Tom Parkes

Tickets - £10
Saturday October 13, 2007 - AloneMe

Acoustic pop powerhouse AloneMe just keep getting better.
Now a full band with a punchy rhythm section, keyboards, cello & layers of exquisite harmonies to decorate their hook laden songs; their new album has been gathering serious media interest.

+ talented young singer-songwriter Hannah Scott
Tickets - £10

Saturday November 17, 2007 - Canada's Finest Songwriters

A first chance for you to hear 3 of the finest new Canadian singer-songwriters 'in the round' swapping songs with each performer being backed by the others.
Dave Gunning classic storytelling songwriting.
Jessica Rhaye outstanding singer & writer
Matt Andersen full of energy & soul

Tickets - £10


Your host, James Hibbins

“Acoustic is the new black! The music media ‘discover’ it briefly every few years when the occasional new David Gray or Suzanne Vega happens into the spotlight but there are many more talented performers out there who need exposure” - James Hibbins


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