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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.

Michael Chapman / Eliza Shaddad

Michael Chapman / Eliza Shaddad

With special guests In Any Order

4th November 2011 – Keith London’s Birthday Bash

Michael Chapman - blues returns to the Hinckley ACT

Michael Chapman – blues returns to the Hinckley ACT

A high quality evening’s entertainment arrived at the Hinckley ACT on the 4th. Hinckley ACT favourite Michael Chapman returned – this time with the compelling Eliza Shaddad. And as an extra bonus, there was also an appearance from old favourites In Any Order.

About Michael Chapman…

This self-styled old white blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most underrated heroes of our time.

“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.”

“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.”

Michael Chapman website »

Eliza Shaddad -  I write quite desperate folkyjazzybluesy songs on my guitar and sing with everything I've got.

Eliza Shaddad – ” I sing with everything I’ve got…”

About Eliza Shaddad…

“I am Eliza, Scottish and Sudanese, relocated to London to make music about 15 months ago.

“I’ve lived in seven different glorious countries, have a Masters in Philosophy, and I write quite desperate folkyjazzybluesy songs on my guitar and sing with everything I’ve got. Sometimes I play happy raps.”

Eliza Shaddad website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening was £7 for members and £8 for non-members. The event started at 7.30 pm, with doors opening at 7.00 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.