Music

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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Absolute blast for a Christmas show

Kirton Brass Band will be making a return visit to the Elizabethan Centre later this month. There will be an evening of Christmas music and carol singing after missing out last year because of thepandemic. Coun Paul Redgate, chairman of South Holland District Council, will open proceedings on Saturday, December 18. The Elizabethan Centre and Social Club is a free-to-join ...

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Jazz quartet brings Joy to South Holland

Pianist, singer and composer Joy Ellis finally comes to the South Holland Centre tonight (Thursday, November 4). The London based musician accompanied by her quartet of Pedro Velasco on guitar; Amy Baldwin on double bass; and Adam Osmianski on drums play the Spalding venue in a rescheduled date. The tour was originally meant to be in support of her second ...

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Ghoulish going-ons at Halloween party

A ghoulish gathering is set to raise funds for two worthwhile charities. Ella’s Project, which sources and provides children’s clothing for those that need it most, is holding its annual Halloween Party at the Deeping Stage on Saturday. The band Zebra will be earning their stripes on the night as part of a fantastic evening of spooky entertainment. All proceeds ...

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Holbeach Town Band to offer free lessons for Learn to Play Week

Holbeach Town Band are offering free music lessons for brass instruments this Saturday as part of Learn to Play ’21, organised by Music for All.The 10-15 minute sessions are taking place at the Back Lane Bandroom from 2pm to 5pm.Mel Hopkin, musical director, said: “We invite anyone interested in learning to play to join us on Saturday for a free ...

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Gosberton set for Septemberfest

Folk legends Martin and Eliza Carthy are headlining a weekend of music and events coming to Gosberton’s St Peter and St Paul’s Church from September 17-19. Septemberfest is part of English Heritage’s Future of the Past series of events and the link up with Sound Lincs is to feature some excellent musical talent, many of whom will be playing their ...

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Rock School Bus rolls into town

A new initiative to bring musical opportunities to young people in South Lincolnshire was officially launched in Spalding last week. The Rock School Bus rolled into to The Sessions House for a special event to thank those who have helped sponsor the project. Amber Sinclair has converted a bus to include a host of musical instruments and recording equipment, as ...

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The return to the dance floor

For the first time in 16 months dancers returned to the floor of a Spalding nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning. XO was booked out in advance as restrictions were lifted at the Westlode Street venue. DANPICS ©Stephen Daniels/DANPICS 19/07/2021 Owner Matt Clarke, said: “There was a lot more demand than we thought and everyone just seemed to ...

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Live music returns to shop

Live music returned to a Spalding record shop recently for a nationwide festival. Boston band Kings and Bears played an impromptu show at Uptown Vinyl in Baytree Garden Centre, Weston, as part of the BBC’s Airwaves festival. A host of local radio stations, including BBC Lincolnshire, put on the shows and broadcasted them over the Bank Holiday weekend. Due to ...

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Spalding band want Bloodstock billing

A Spalding band are looking to realise the dream of playing at one of the UK’s top heavy metal festivals. Buried By My Heartache are hoping to join the likes of Judas Priest, Skindred and Napalm Death at Bloodstock in August. To do so the five piece are looking to win the Metal to the Masses battle of the bands ...

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Spalding artist’s new single

Spalding may not be the first place you think of in terms of UK R&B and pop but Kyra Jinx looks to cement her claim as one of the genre’s hottest new acts with her latest single, 1 of 1. Kyra has graduated from learning to play guitar to working with Patrick Osei at Hot Money Studios on her own ...

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Retired and ready to rock

A rock band of retirees want to find a singer so they can get gigging. The group comprises ex-MD Mark Craig (drums), ex-food industry consultant John Armstrong (bass), ex-GP Peter Holmes (keys and guitar) and ex-hairdresser Phil Cox (lead). All that’s missing is a singer to get them out there, playing gigs and charity events. Mark said: “We rehearse in ...

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Cheers as Holbeach Music and Beer Festival hits the right note

There was plenty to raise a glass to as the Holbeach Music and Beer Festival  returned for another year. A host of top acts and a fantastic array of beers and ciders were on hand to be enjoyed at the King’s Field from Friday to Sunday. Tribute acts including Vicky Jackson as Pink and The Jam’d proved hits alongside local ...

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Festival promises fun for the family

Spalding Festival is set to be even bigger and better as it returns for 2019 this weekend. This year’s Spalding Round Table event is both an indoor and outdoor spectacle promising even more fun for all the family than before at the Castle Sports Complex. Not only is there set to be the usual fantastic array of beer and cider ...

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Spalding Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekender

The hottest rock and roll acts from across the country will set Springfields hopping at a red-hot rock and roll weekender. This weekend (May 12 and 13), the Hot Rock n Boogie Weekender welcomes 13 bands and three DJs for two days of jiving and dancing at Springfields Events Centre. The weekender is run by dance tutors Boston Jive, who ...

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Free gig! Album launch at record shop

A Pinchbeck musician will launch his album at a free afternoon gig at Uptown Vinyl Records. Roger Fullilove, who releases his album under the name Dodge Rogers, will play the record shop on Saturday, (April 7) at 1pm. Uptown Vinyl Records is not only the host of the show, as Roger’s album is also the first release on its newly ...

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Older musicians group gets grant

Community music group soundLINCS has received a £20,000 boost towards growing their New Tricks project. New Tricks provides people over 50 years old of all musical abilities the chance to shape a new musical group around their passions. The project takes place across the county and the South Holland session is in Spalding at the South Holland Centre. The £20,000 ...

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Spalding singer-songwriter’s single starts big year

A Spalding singer-songwriter has started the year on a musical note with the release of a three-track EP. Matthew James Aylett (31) released his rootsy, country-inflected Factory Blues EP online on Friday. Matthew, who has lived in Spalding all his life, said his music reflects the area and his experience working here, best summed up in the opening track, Ain’t ...

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