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Chris Quinn

Friday 13th October 2017: we welcome Chris Quinn to the Hinckley ACT.

Heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music, the Shrewsbury based singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist Chris Quinn has been receiving glowing reviews in the UK music press for his latest release, his debut solo album “Across The Divide”.

Special guest – The Way Out.

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About Chris Quinn

Maverick, one of Britain’s leading music magazines called him “A Master of the Acoustic Guitar and a Quality Songwriter”.

Live, Chris’ shows cover a huge range of acoustic roots music alongside his own songs. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary Celtic and British folk songs to high speed bluegrass flatpicking and from style delta blues and swinging jazz songs to instrumental solo guitar pieces.

Chris has spent the last decade touring worldwide taking in shows at venues like BB Kings Blues in New York, Cambridge Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

When not touring on his own Chris also performs as an accompanying guitarist with some of the worlds best gypsy jazz guitarists, most notably as a regular member of the Robin Nolan Trio and with gypsy legend Paulus Schafer.

Chris Quinn’s website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £11 for members and £12 for non-members.
The event starts at 8.00 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.

The Hut People

Friday 24th March 2017: your first ever chance to catch the Hut People at the Hinckley ACT.

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of the most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.
Image © David Barrett.

Special guest – Dan Wilde.

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About The Hut People

Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don’t miss this fantastic duo!


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Dan Wilde folk musician in concert at HinckleyACT

Dan Wilde

Dan Wilde has been performing his own brand of richly observant folk both in the UK and around the world for the past five years. And in that time, he’s developed a growing fan-base and a reputation amongst those who know as “a fantastic songwriting talent who without a doubt will deserve and demand your attention” (Eclectically Challenged).

Three studio albums in, the evidence is clear he’s an extraordinary songsmith, while his ‘stunning’ guitar playing (Maverick Magazine) has led to an endorsement from Fylde guitars. Previous releases, ’This Is The Place’ (2010) and ‘With Fire in Mind’ (2013), cemented his reputation as a fine songsmith, while his third album ‘Rhythm on the City Wall’ (2017) have taken things to the next level, securing him a contract with Wild Sound (One Little Indian) and premier folk booking agency Strada. It was also listed in Proper Distributions top 100 albums of 2016, across all genres.

Dan Wilde website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £10 for members and £11 for non-members.
The event starts at 8.00 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.

Michael Chapman

Friday 18th November 2016: we welcome Michael Chapman for another much anticipated return visit to the Hinckley ACT.

“I had an art college education and on a rainy night in 1966 I went into a pub in Cornwall, but I couldn’t afford to pay to go in. So I said, I’ll tell you what, I don’t want to stay outside in the rain, I’ll play guitar for half an hour for you. They offered me a job for the rest of the summer and I’ve been at it ever since.

With special guest Chris Coleman.

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About Michael Chapman

“Michael Chapman was never just a singer-songwriter – his gritty brand of guitar based songs span folk, ragtime, jazz and blues… it’s on the tracks which feature Chapman’s magnificently bleary vocals that this album really scores. Hell To Pay and Only Pretend are outstanding tracks, that world-weary voice singing words of bitter experience. This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he’s on helium.”

This self-styled old white blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most under-rated heroes of our time. With his uniquely English melancholic perspective and emotive guitar style he deserves wider recognition.

Michael Chapman’s website »

Booking and venue details

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.

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.

Luke Jackson

Friday 16th September 2016: we welcome the Luke Jackson to the Hinckley ACT. “An outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson” – Acoustic magazine.

With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer.

With special guest Jordan Matthews.

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About Luke Jackson

Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014”.

He toured in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany at the end of 2015, and he has started 2016 with a series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge followed by his first visit to the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas.

His debut album ‘More Than Boys’, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up ‘Fumes and Faith’ in early 2014.  In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, ‘This Family Tree’, which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as “Two words. Bloody brilliant” and it further reflects his development as both a writer and performer.

“Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing” – Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

Luke Jackson website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £10 for members and £11 for non-members.
The event starts at 8.00 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.

Buddy Mondlock with Mike Lindauer

Friday 17th June 2016: we welcome Buddy Mondlock with Mike Lindauer to the Hinckley ACT. Buddy is Nashville based, has written songs for Joan Baez and Nancy Griffiths – and many others.

Mike regularly plays with folk legend Al Stewart – including selected dates on his current American tour.

 

About Buddy Mondlock

Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few.

You mightʼve heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campfire.

He draws you into his world – where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get you pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if youʼre not careful and where dreams that donʼt come true still count.

Buddy Mondlock’s website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £9 for members and £10 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 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.

Mick Pini and friends

Friday 15th April 2016: we welcome Mick Pini and friends to the Hinckley ACT: “you’ll hear echoes and influences from the whole tradition of the blues in Mick’s playing”.

Those distinctive raw, attacking riffs and phrases, often reminiscent of such legendary names as Freddie King, Albert Collins or T-Bone Walker hit you with aggression not unlike a ton of bricks, then in a moment, he’ll melt your heart with a sweeping phrase of pure beauty.

 

About Mick Pini

Excerpt from an article on the Blues.gr website.

If you’re lucky enough to catch veteran British bluesman Mick Pini live you are guaranteed the real deal; no pedals, no effects, just a (rare) 54 Strat (stroked) played by a bluesmeister. Oh – and how he makes it plead, bleed, sing, scream, cry – and smoke! 

“With a life time in music you’ll hear echoes and influences from the whole tradition of the blues in Mick’s playing. His uncompromising adherence to a genuine belief in his music has never been deflected. Those distinctive raw, attacking riffs and phrases, often reminiscent of such legendary names as Freddie King, Albert Collins or T-Bone Walker hit you with aggression not unlike a ton of bricks, then in a moment, he’ll melt your heart with a sweeping phrase of pure beauty.”

Mick Pini website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £9 for members and £10 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 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.

Martin Simpson

Friday 26th February 2016 – we welcome back one of the finest artists to appear at the Hinckley ACT in recent years – Martin Simpson.

“Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.”

About Martin Simpson

Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the fourteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice.

There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, “Love Never Dies” to the profoundly moving “Never Any Good” and “One Day”.

Martin Simpson website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £15 for members and £16 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 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.

Chris Conway

Friday 22nd January 2016: Chris Conway is active in so many genres of music – singer-songwriter, new age, jazz, Celtic, world music, and electronic.

This genre hopping makes him a moving target as an artist and keeps him below many people’s radar, but there is a growing crowd of those in the know who enjoy the relentless creative flow of his music.

With special guest appearance by Grace and the Magic Roots.

About Chris Conway

Chris has played with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention and toured with Peter Tork (Monkees). He’s also played with composer Gavin Bryars, tabla man Talvin Singh, violin virtuoso Dr L Subramanium, and UK folk singer Martin Carthy. Brazilian jazz diva Ithamara Koorax and UK folk artist Vikki Clayton and Irish singer Bridget McMahon have all recorded his songs.

He is a true multi-instrumental wizard – playing piano, keyboards, 9string acoustic & electric guitars, low, tin & twin whistles, live electronics, kalimba, theremin, zither, and vocals.

Chris Conway has a prolific recorded output, releasing over 100 CDs under his own name or with his bands. His music has been heard on UK National TV, Radio, and film. He has sold over 75,000 CDs worldwide.

Chris Conway website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £7 for members and £8 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 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.

Clive Carroll with Steve Hicks

Friday 16th October 2015 – a real treat for lovers of top quality guitar playing as we welcomed back Clive Carroll, with the added bonus of a special guest appearance by Steve Hicks.

When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent’ and ‘Peerless – no other word for it…’ and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking that same someone for their private parties then you know that something pretty special is going on….

With special guest Steve Hicks.

About Clive Carroll

Excerpt from Clive Carroll’s website

After years of travelling with guitar giants Renbourn and Emmanuel, it was time to go solo and so in 2006 Clive embarked on a series of tours under his own name, accepting an invitation to appear at the highly regarded International Guitar Night of America along the way. All the time, the buzz concerning this young virtuoso began to grow ever louder…

So, with barely time to draw breath in between working on side projects like tutoring at the Irish World Music Centre in Limerick, playing at events organised by the likes of film director Guy Ritchie and Michelin award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and travelling to the Middle East to play at the Strings Of Freedom concert for the Sultanate of Oman, work began on Clive’s third solo album, ‘Life In Colour’:

“I didn’t sit down and think, ‘Right, it’s time to write a guitar album – quite the opposite…This collection took three years to compile and each piece is associated with a particular person or major event in my life. A few tracks are connected with the joys of being a father, some were written after experiences playing alongside pop stars whilst ‘The Gentle Man’, for example, was written for my late father who is very sadly missed…”

Clive Carroll website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £9 for members and £10 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 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.