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Paul Phillips plus John Montague

Evening Concert – Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips at the Hinckley ACT

Paul Phillips – check out his album “Contradictions”

Leicestershire-based singer-songwriter, Paul Phillips, performed a broad range of self-penned original material from poignant sketches of human frailty to his own brand of modern Country and Western. Paul was accompanied by musician and music producer John Montague.

About Paul Phillips

In live performance, Paul provides a wide selection of entertaining songs rich on melody, always worth a listen.

A late-comer to the live-music scene, Paul’s CDs have been very well received. His recent collection of songs stimulated by the last decade ‘Endless War’ – provides a provocative follow-up to the debut eclectic  ‘Contradictions’ album. We are told the next project will have a country flavour.

It proved to be a avery good session. Paul Phillips website.

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £9 for members and £10 for non-members. The event started at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.

The Hinckley ACT
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.
Telephone 01455 631 609 and ask for Keith or Pam London. Or email us at info@hinckleyact.co.uk

March club night

Club night returns to the Hinckley ACT

Wednesday 2nd March will see the return of the popular club night – featuring some of the finest acoustic folk, rock, jazz and blues musicians and singers in Leicestershire.

This special evening will feature Graham Morrell.

Chris Tobin at the Hinckley ACT - folk and blues in Leicestershire

Chris Tobin at the Hinckley ACT

We always have a marvelous array of talent including the likes of Nigel Beck, Bob Tibbetts, Chris Tobin (pictured on the right) and Tanya Holloway.

Please come along and join in!

The Hinckley ACT always provides the warmest of welcomes for guest and performers alike. So whether you want to enjoy listening to others (with pint in hand of course!), or would like to come along and share your music with us, we will be delighted to see you.

Many guest performers have become firm favourites at the club, returning time and again to present both original works and cover versions for the appreciative audience.

Book in advance!

Our club nights are becoming so popular with performers that it is a good idea to let us know in advance that you would like a slot for the evening. If you want to come and play, please email Keith London a few days in advance.

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £3 for members and £4 for non-members.  The event will start at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.

The Hinckley ACT

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.
Telephone 01455 631 609 and ask for Keith or Pam London. Or email us at info@hinckleyact.co.uk

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Wizz Jones & Steve Hicks

Concert special – Wizz Jones and Steve Hicks

Wizz Jones at the Hinckley ACT

Wizz Jones at the Hinckley ACT

Wizz Jones’ unique acoustic guitar style and eclectic repertoire has influenced the likes of John Renbourn and Eric Clapton.

On this welcome return to the Hinckley ACT he was joined by Steve Hicks.

About Wizz Jones

With his unique guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and “a right hand worthy of Broonzy”, Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit.

There are few artists with more claim to being a ‘musician’s musician’ than Wizz Jones. Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl, and learning his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry while playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho during the late nineteen fifties.

Then busking throughout Europe from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early sixties and later to be cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence.

With his unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a ‘right hand worthy of Broonzy’ Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes together with son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica.
Wizz Jones web site.

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £9 for members and £10 for non-members. The event started at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.

The Hinckley ACT
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.
Telephone 01455 631 609 and ask for Keith or Pam London. Or email us at info@hinckleyact.co.uk

Hickman & Quinn

Concert special – the exceptional Hickman and Quinn

Hickman and Quinn at the Hinckley ACT

Hickman and Quinn - first visit to the Hinckley ACT

Appearing on Wednesday 16th February 2011, the dynamic duo from Shrewsbury played folk and roots original and traditional songs.

James Hickman and Chris Quinn share lead and backup roles on guitar and vocals as they play their exciting array of material that draws its influences from Britain, Ireland and America. With special guest Si Hayden.

About Hickman and Quinn

They have recently released the album “Times”, co-produced by Andy Bell (Seasick Steve and K. T. Tunstall). It’s a powerful collection of original songs that have one foot in the past, one in the future and features Karen Tweed on accordion.

Hickman and Quinn have toured extensively at home and abroad and have opened up for acts like the Jools Holland Orchestra, Katie Melua, Seth Lakeman and the Levellers.
Hickman and Quinn website.

Si Hayden - classical Spanish style guitarist

Si Hayden - classical Spanish style guitarist

Si Hayden is a classical Spanish style guitarist, who will blow you away with his jazz, Latin and funk infused songs.
“Hayden is a very accomplished guitarist, with a good range of styles and moods.”
(fROOTS Magazine/FolkRoots)

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £7 for members and £8 for non-members. The event started at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.

The Hinckley ACT
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.
Telephone 01455 631 609 and ask for Keith or Pam London. Or email us at info@hinckleyact.co.uk

Doghouse Central

Concert special – Doghouse Central

This dynamic trio of Russ Williams (double bass and vocals) John Dowling, award winning banjo player and Iain Reddy on guitar blew everyone’s minds at the Appleby Bluegrass Festival during the summer and we knew we had to book them. With special guest Guy Rogers.

About Doghouse Central

Musically they are superb! John Dowling remains the only European to have ever won the USA National Banjo Championships. Iain Reddy achieved his grade 8 guitar exam at the tender age of twelve, whilst Russ Williams is one of the finest rockabilly bass players in the country and has also been recognised in America for his ability.

Doghouse Central - first time at the Hinckley ACT in Leicestershire

Doghouse Central – first time at the Hinckley ACT in Leicestershire

The music is a mix of Swing, Jazz and Bluegrass that will get every foot tapping in the room and allow the listener to sit back and forget their troubles for an evening.

Along with master musicianship they also throw in some humour into their act, however every performance is unscripted so the banter is always improvised. Iain Reddy is a natural comedian, and is able to find the funny side of almost anything.

When asked if he’s ready to start a song his usual reply is “I was born Reddy”. Russ Williams has a very dry Northern sense of humour that is usually aimed toward the hard times of life. He actually said on stage to the audience “Kids, don’t get married! Just find someone you hate and buy them a house!”

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £10 for members and £11 for non-members. The event started at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.

The Hinckley ACT
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.
Telephone 01455 631 609 and ask for Keith or Pam London. Or email us at info@hinckleyact.co.uk