March at The Greystones
As always, there’s a ton of live music goodness lined up for your pleasure at The Greystones. Here are some of our top picks this month.
King Salami and the Cumberland 3
Saturday 11th March // 8pm // £9
They starred on Rhod Gilbert’s BBC TV series The UK’s Best Part Time Band and are known to serve up an amazing live show. With a repertoire encompassing many of the greats of the ’50s and ’60s you won’t be able to help but move your feet.
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin
Sunday 12th March//8pm//£12
The alchemy of Martin’s ever evocative song writing, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound. Check it below.
Monday 13th March//8pm//£15
Dom Flemons is the ultimate American songster, pulling from the traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. The talented singer-songwriter has played live for over one million people just within the past three years.
Wednesday 15th March//8pm//£10
The coming year brings two major milestones for veteran Scottish troubadour Rab Noakes: his 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his first fully professional gig. While modestly self-styled as “21st-century skiffle”, Noakes’s music encompasses the whole history of rock’n’roll, while linking back to its folk/blues forebears.
Thursday 16th March//8pm//£14
For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica.
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam
Friday 17th March//8pm//£10
Ian Prowse & six-piece Amsterdam band will play Pele’s renowned first album in full and then the best of the rest of his career. Fireworks is the classic debut record bursting with the energy and melody which gained Ian’s songwriting it’s first ever set of fans when the band first gained success in the early 90s.
Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes
Saturday 18th March//8pm//£13
Cool, aggressive, lazy and cocksure blues from one of the UK’s best featuring the amazing harmonica antics of veteran bandleader Paul Lamb. They’ve won numerous awards over the last two decades, doing particularly well last year to win three categories – Best Album, Best Band and Best Harmonica Player – in the Bluesmatters Writers Poll.
Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher
Wednesday 22nd March//7pm/£14
Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell performs with her long-time collaborator Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). Evocative slow airs that could break your heart move seamlessly into rapid-fire jigs and reels.
Roadstars, Broken Witt Rebels & Bad Touch
Thursday 23rd March //7pm//£14
Planet Rock in association with The Gig Cartel presents the best in breaking blues and rock – “ROADSTARS”
Two of the most exciting new prospects in the UK blues rock music scene will be joining forces when they embark on a co-headline tour. Birmingham’s award winning 4-piece, Broken Witt Rebels will be touring with Norfolk’s Southern rock band Bad Touch.
Wille and the Bandits
Friday 24th March//8pm//£12
Essentially, Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece, much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience and like these bands is pushing at the boundaries of their genre. Wille and the Bandits take their sound way beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
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