Music

Rock Bus’s band bass boost

Spalding party band Zebra have cranked up the volume for the next generation of South Holland musicians while citing worries over the future of venues such as The South Holland Centre. The band have donated two monitors to the Rock School Bus. The vehicle tours the area offering sessions for youngsters wanting to make a bit of noise with trained ...

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Country delights in Gedney Dyke

Scottish duo James ‘n’ Wood are heading down to Gedney Dyke for this Sunday’s helping of country music. Steve James and Martin Coulson are from Glasgow but appeared at festivals throughout the country. The pair will be backed by Ed Cox. Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2.30pm start. To book a seat ring Mary 01406 362782.

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Never felt more like singing the blues

Over 30 albums, well over 4,000 gigs and 20+ singles and EPs later, The Blues Band train is finally pulling into the sidings, but not until after their final tour steams into Spalding. It is now 42 years since five experienced musicians, no strangers to the pop charts of the 60s and 70s, decided they’d ignore the cultural slurry of ...

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New concert series hailed a hit

The organisers behind a Peterborough music festival have vowed to bring it back next year and hailed it a success. That’s despite one day having to be cancelled after James Dean-Bradfield, the lead singer of the headlining Manic Street Preachers, tested positive for COVID-19. But organisers said Friday’s Café Mambo event and the performances by Simply Red and Lisa Stansfield ...

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All set for Jolly music festival

A Moulton Chapel pub is putting on a free music festival this weekend featuring top local acts and a Beautiful South tribute band. The Jolly Farmer is hosting the event from 4pm on Saturday (June 18). An outdoor stage is being erected to host acts including Spalding-based The Sound Injectors. The high energy band will be bringing their ska, reggae, ...

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A Design For Live music

Three-days of live music is coming to Peterborough this weekend. Manic Street Preachers, Simply Red backed by Lisa Stanfield and Ibiza’s legendary Café Mambo are making their way to the city’s Embankment for three nights of top musical entertainment. Café Mambo Ibiza Classics On The Embankment (June 10) will bring thousands of dance music fans together for an unforgettable experience ...

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More support for Manics

BBC 6 Music favourites, Low Hummer, have been added to the bill as one-to-watch talent in support of Manic Street Preachers at The Embankment, Peterborough on Sunday, June 12. This final announcement completes the lineup of a huge three-day takeover of live music which starts with Café Mambo Ibiza Classics on Friday, June 10, followed by Simply Red and Lisa ...

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Soprano wants to pull you in

One of the UK’s most renowned singers is coming to Spalding. Soprano Lesley Garrett will be wowing audiences at the South Holland Centre on Friday, June 17. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio, she’s performed across the world with her amazing voice leading to widespread recognition. She’ll be telling plenty of those tales in ...

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Do stop to take in musical acts at South Holland Centre

Go your own way to the South Holland Centre for two exciting musical acts. On Saturday one of the UK’s leading Fleetwood Mac tribute acts is coming to Spalding. Fleetwood Machine bring to the stage a celebration of one of rock’s biggest ever bands. The show is performed by five experienced musicians who have found each other through their passion ...

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Duo set to jazz up the Market House

A jazz duo will mark the return of concerts put on in Long Sutton by a voluntary group. Alan Barnes and Dave Newton will be heading to Long Sutton’s Market House on Saturday, May 14 at 7.30pm. It’s being put on by Long Sutton Town Arts, a voluntary group. After an enforced break they are once again bringing live performances ...

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Tales of life in Dire Straits

One of the original Sultans of Swing is heading to Spalding tonight (April 28) to talk about his time in one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. Dire Straits founding bassist John Illsley is at the South Holland Centre from 8pm. As part of the show The Life and Times of Dire Straits, he and some of his musician ...

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Bank on brill weekend with Manics, Ibiza legends and Simply Red

Manic Street Preachers, Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield and Paul Oakenfold are all among those taking part in three days of musical delight on Peterborough’s Embankment this summer. Three huge gigs are being put on over three days, starting with the legendary Cafe Mambo bringing the Ibizan vibe to the banks of the River Nene on Friday, June 10. Serving up ...

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Learn the art of playing brass

Holbeach Town Band will be opening its doors for Learn to Play Week. For the 19th year, the band will be holding sessions from 2pm to 4pm for the week beginning Monday, April 4. Anyone interested in learning a brass instrument is welcome to go along for free. The week has been arranged to coincide with the schools’ Easter break ...

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Strum-thing good thanks to guitarist

A top local guitarist is heading to Whaplode this week to play a free gig. Antoine Fleuriot is heading to The Elizabethan Centre Social Club this Saturday (March 5) and is set to perform his fantastic cover versions honed over decades of touring the country.Doors at the Parsons Lane venue open at 7.30pm for the gig which is free to ...

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Force 5 support for 60s rockers

Fifty five years after they shared a Spalding stage with Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Pink Floyd, a local band is repeating the trick with another classic 60s band this Saturday. The Swinging Blue Jeans are heading to the South Holland Centre at the weekend and they’ll be joined there by local band Sounds Force 5 who famously played at the ...

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Music for all tastes

From Abba and Elton John to the 1980s and Coldplay, there’s something to cater for all music tastes coming up at the Cresset Theatre. The Peterborough venue has a number of musical shows on offer throughout March, starting with Arrival – The Hits of Abba on Thursday, March 3. This high energy show features the vast catalogue of hits loved ...

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Broad musical talents at Methodist Church

South Holland Concerts are returning this weekend bringing yet more top musicians to the area. Moldovan violinist Ionel Manciu and pianist Kaoru Wada are at Broad Street Methodist Church this Sunday (February 27) from 3pm. Together the pair will perform, Beethoven’s violin sonata number five ‘Spring’, Profokiev’s violin sonata number one and Cezar Franck’s violin sonata. Ionel has been performing ...

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60s rockers set for South Holland Centre

‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ it’s time to ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’ at the South Holland Centre next month as Merseybeat legends The Swinging Blue Jeans bring their 60s rock and roll to town The band have made their mark on musical history and continue nearly 60 years after their debut single ‘It’s Too Late Now’ arrived in the UK top 40. ...

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‘See It Safely’ at the South Holland Centre

Spalding’s South Holland Centre has been granted the ‘See It Safely’ mark to guarantee attendees it’s following all Covid-19 guidelines and keeping them safe. The Market Place is currently showing the pantomime Dick Whittington until December 30. A spokesman for the centre operated by South Holland District Council, said: ”We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre ...

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Band hits the right note in Whaplode

Santa was the special guest as Whaplode’s Elizabethan Centre was treated to a fine display from Kirton Brass Band last Saturday. Musical Director, Andy Scott led the band who delivered pitch-perfect renditions of trusted favourites and more contemporary Christmas celebration music. The evening was introduced by South Holland District Council chairman, Coun Paul Redgate. Mr Scott said: “We were so ...

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