Friday 10th February 2012 saw the first visit to the Hinckley ACT of Kath Reade – supported by Tania Holloway.
Kath is a past holder of the Songwriters Cup. Kath’s British folk and Americana stylings evoke echoes of Anne Briggs, Leonard Cohen, Vashti Bunyan and early Neil Young.
In the last decade she has released three CD’s collaborating with Rob Van Sante from the Battlefield Band, with contributions from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Tom McConville, and Gordon Tyrrall.
Her fourth and most ambitious recording “Passionate Nature” produced by David P Crickmore of The Durbervilles is out. Amongst the numerous guest musicians involved is another BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner, Damien Barber on concertina and vocals, Gordon Tyrrall, The Durbervilles & Sarah Smout on cello.
The entrance fee for the evening was be £7 for members and £8 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.