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Christmas concert: Jigantics
14/12/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 14th December brings a welcome return of Jigantics for the Hinckley ACT Christmas spectacular! A genre-defying mix of Roots, Blues, Trad, Country and then some…
“With a line-up which can generate the kind of rock family tree that used to be turned into a tv show, The Jigantics have fused the disparate talents of its members to hop between styles almost at will – but always with a touch of class. And just as they varied the styles, so they switched between instruments and vocals with no let-up in the impact.”
Richard Howarth, Stratford Herald.
Mulled wine and mince pies served in the interval.
Keith Thompson – vocals, guitar, bass guitar.
Keith brings a fantastic voice, virtuoso guitar and wealth of touring experience to the band having toured the length and breadth of the UK and Europe as a solo artist and with his own band. Over the years he has also released a lot of incidental music for television programs and soundtrack projects and he has sold over 100,000 albums.
Sarah Kelly – vocals, ukulele, bass guitar.
Sarah has performed at all the major mainland UK Ukulele festivals and abroad. A covert singer-songwriter, overt ukulele obsessive and eclectic song collector, Sarah loves to perform original songs, old songs, contemporary songs but always TRUE songs: Winner of the Musician’s Union instrumentalist trophy 2017.
Mark Cole – vocals, squeezebox, harmonica, mandolin, guitar.
Mark is an irrepressible front man who seemingly is able to pick up almost any instrument and get an exciting noise out of it. A top vocalist, prolific collaborator and in demand international session player. Mark’s performance, vocal or instrumental, is always very much from the heart.
Martin Fitzgibbon – percussion, drums, vocals.
Marty has performed with and in front of, some of the biggest names in the world of popular music, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Lou Reed et al but says the Jigantics are the most exciting project he’s ever been involved with.
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.