Friday 20th May 2016 brings a welcome return of Jigantics – a genre-defying mix of Roots, Blues, Trad, Country and then some!
Consisting of Marion Fleetwood and Martin Fitzgibbon from Colvin Quarmby, and completed by members of Sons Of The Delta, the Jigantics appeal to those who enjoy a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship.
The Jigantics are a five piece band from the West of England who the British press described as one of Roots music’s “super groups”.
Their debut album, the appropriately titled Daisy Roots, has been critically acclaimed by music journalists around the world and featured on radio playlists in well over thirty six countries. Like many bands they served a tough musical apprenticeship before breaking into the folk festival and club scene, where their upbeat musical style was found to be refreshing and joyous, crossing musical boundaries at will and taking audiences by surprise and delight.
It would seem to be an ongoing journey, as the band continue to explore all the options open to their multi instrumental, multi-talented personnel.
Marion Fleetwood couples exquisite vocals with soaring fiddle while every member, including drummer/percussionist Martin Fitzgibbon, contributes harmonies and occasionally lead vocals to the mix. The instruments get passed around with Mark Cole swopping squeeze boxes for mandolin and Lyndon Webb stand up base for acoustic guitar. Whilst another gem is the virtuoso slide guitar playing of Rick Edwards.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening was £11 for members and £12 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.