Friday 17th February 2017: we welcome Fleetwood Cave to the Hinckley ACT. Traditional folk songs, to Motorhead, Led Zeppelin and Blind Willie Johnson, disparate sources that sound equally good in the hands of these two performers.
“With perfectly balanced voices, and instrumental virtuosity the new duo of Marion Fleetwood and Greg Cave played a set of folk songs, and their own original pieces to a very appreciative audience.” Lichfield Arts.
With special guest Ashland.
Marion has a voice which has been described as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘siren-esque’, and plays all things bowed.
She has been a well known figure on the folk scene and is probably best known as a multi-instrumentalist member of new folk supergroup TRADarrr and The Jigantics. She was a member of Meet on the Ledge and the award winning ColvinQuarmby – now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, which she still performs with. She has also appeared live with, amongst many others, Feast of Fiddles.
She released her first solo album, ‘Holding Space’, in the summer of 2015.
Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance.
Gregg is also a founder member of TRADarrr.
His new album ‘Old England Grown New’ has now been released. In addition to the fine collection of Northamptonshire musicians joining Gregg on this album, Dave Swarbrick (ex-Fairport Convention) plays fiddle on the opening track ‘The Bonny Lass of Anglesey’.
The entrance fee for the evening was £10 for members and £11 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.