Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2023 being their 56th anniversary!
During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Autumn Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new.
Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and vocals
'Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down.' The Guardian
'Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band.' Folk & Tumble
Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! put on fabulous, feelgood 70s and 80s disco nights for grown-ups at venues across London and the South East - and we’re delighted to welcome them back for another funk- tastic party.
HSDY nights are recommended by everyone from Time Out and The Guardian to Stylist and Radio 4 and they have been described as 'Abba collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash up'.
Dapper DJ Lord Anthony will be on the decks playing all your favourite soul, funk and disco tunes and our wonderful HSDY dancer, Lady Boo will be showing you the moves to everything from Car Wash (complete with shiny rags) and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, to the 1979 Gonzales hit, Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, after which they take their name.
If you fancy dressing up (it’s not obligatory, but lots do) there are prizes for the best retro outfits, and free sweets and ice pops too.
In the words of Shalamar, it’s going to be 'a night to remember!'
10% profits from HSDY nights go to Cancer Research UK
This is a standing/dancing event with some unallocated seating
Respectfully performing the best tunes from Britain's most influential alternative rock band.
This is the UK’s finest Radiohead tribute!
Featuring a collective of highly experienced and well-known performers Just Radiohead are brought together by their mutual love for one of the globe's most influential and respected alternative rock bands of recent years.
The American singer performs sambas, afro, and some originals with her trio.
American singer Corina Kwami blends her Ghanaian-Irish roots and experience living in 10+ countries across Africa, Latin America and Europe in her music and storytelling.
An accomplished dancer as well, she has been heavily influenced by vernacular jazz dances such as rhythm tap, samba and West African dance - bringing a unique rhythmic take routed in movement and story-telling that blends cultures, like jazz has for decades.
Her show will showcases her Pangea project, which is inspired by a time when North America, Africa, South America, and Europe were continuous, and will feature selections of sambas, afro, and some originals.
With special guest Adele Joel. Adele is one of the UK's leading tap dancers. She performs, teaches and choreographs all over the world. Adele is a founding member of Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company and part of many international companies. She teaches at leading Tap festivals around the world and frequently collaborates with musicians in various jazz clubs.
‘Queen of Storytelling, Corina Kwami’ Jazz in Europe
'Corina Kwami brings her infectious energy to the center stage' Jazzwise
Imagine if you will, a heady mix of Queen, ELO, Elton John and all things 70s… then you have Cats in Space. A band brimming with majestic songs, boasting soaring vocal harmonies, power chord guitars, thundering drums and bass and huge, symphonic keyboards.
Landing on the UK Rock scene in 2015, they quickly built up a reputation as one of the finest Classic Rock bands to emerge this century and within a short space of time. With two critically acclaimed albums under their belts, they had toured the major UK arenas with Status Quo, Deep Purple and Thunder. They also featured with Phil Collins and Blondie at London’s Hyde Park.
Now it is time to ‘Kickstart The Sun’, a tour which began in 2022 and featured guest shows with Blue Oyster Cult. Performances roll on through 2023 as they head onto the biggest stages to date with a full two hour theatre-style show promoting the album. On release, this same album entered the UK National Rock Chart at number 1, made number 5 in the National Independent Chart and number 11 in the National Physical Album Chart.
Their musical history will guarantee to deliver an evening of original rock music that will leave you feeling triumphant and exhilarated as well as a ‘CAT convert’. The reviews and quotes are not hype. The band always delivers classic live shows (which continually gain overwhelming reviews from the British music press) and are about to go up another level!
'..The Number One album of the year…' Fireworks Magazine UK
The greatest hits of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran.
Two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!
From Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era which ruled the charts for over a decade.For the very first time the hits from two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!
With over 20 top 10 hits the show will feature two hours of non-stop classics including Gold, Rio, True, The Reflex, Through The Barricades, Save A Prayer, Lifeline & Girls on Film to name a few - guaranteed to leave the audience shouting for more!
So, if you’re a Duranie, a Spandie, a Wild Boy or a Soul Boy, then this is something you don’t want to miss!