Its Xmas Eve Babe, in the Drunk Tank, Ok! Not Quite, but your Weekend or I’d go as to say, #YourXmasStartsHere!
Hamilton Tennis Club: Hamilton Xmas Ball ‘George Simpson’ 7pm (Black Tie)
Local favourite and BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vines very own ‘George Simpson’ is preforming at the New La Perla this very Wednesday Evening. Expect a mix of choice covers, old and new, and maybe some songs from his first-class album ‘ Get on this ride’ and George’s debut album ‘Playing for Strangers’ which sold over 20’000 track downloads in over 28 countries worldwide. George has been recognised by BBC Radio 2 and labelled as ‘ remarkably talented’ by the BBC Introducing team.
Carington Arms (Ashby Folvile): ‘Baron Lewis’ 8.30pm
I first saw ‘Baron Lewis’ a few years ago at Melton Beer festival, and all I can say is that they Quite simply they blew me away! Just Spellbinding, An Acoustic Power Duo playing all the classics and up to date songs. They may add a few songs of their own from their acclaimed album “Long Overdue”. The bond between them can clearly be seen as they perform, and it makes every performance special. They believe in the songs and it shows. Not being afraid to mix genres AC/DC,s “Highway to Hell” can be heard in the same set as “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk all with their very own twist on the songs.
The Nags Head (Harby): ‘Govannen’ 9pm
Celtic band “Govannen” you might of heard of them? Lol! With jigs and reels and traditional and contemporary Irish songs and for fun throw in some Blues, Rock n’ Roll and more. They are a 4 or sometimes 5-Piece band featuring Fiddle, Irish whistles, Bodhran, Guitar, keyboards and Cajon Drum and blend quality arrangements with having a good time. Melton man Dan Britton is the engine of the band and belts out the good old songs. Chris Conway puts the mental in multi-instru-mental, Adele McMahon is the demon fiddler and Neil Rabjohn as well as being the band’s Ceilidh-Caller, provides the backbeat on the Cajon. The band have made 6 albums and sold over 10,000 copies all over the world. www.govannen.com
Many Thanks to roving Gig Guide Reporter Kate Sanderson for this Video
The Black Swan: ‘Bash’ 9pm
BASH are a 5 piece covers band hailing from Leicester and playing anything from Buddy Holly through to Kasabian’s latest with loads of very varied material in between, including The Kinks, Squeeze, AC/DC, Al Green and even Whitesnake. We set out to entertain the crowd rather than ourselves so that’s why we play something for everybody. This approach has hit a chord (pun intended) with our audience and as a result we seem to be gaining a reasonable following.
This is our first venture out to the Pork Pie capital and we are really looking forward to playing The Black Swan, particularly for Clare the manager who was a wonderful host when she was running the Hind in Leicester a while ago. So…if you would like to listen to some nice, we’ll produced and some perfect music then stay at home and put a CD on…or…..if you would like to listen to some great live music from a very live band get down the ‘Swan’ on Friday.
The Noels Arms: ‘The Locks’ 9.30pm
Looking forward to being back down The Noels Arms, haven’t played there in ages, be great to see you all there.Melton’s likely lads ‘The Locks’. As always there are new additions to the ever popular set, as well as the resurrection of a few forgot classics. The Locks are ready and for action and guaranteed to entertain in their home town. The boys are most certainly back in town on Saturday as they launch their all all-out audio-assault!
The Crown (Asfordby): ‘Soul and Motown Duo’