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Jaywalkers – Christmas concert
16/12/2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 16th December 2016: we welcomed Jaywalkers to the Hinckley ACT for our annual Christmas concert – complete with mulled wine and mince pies, which were served in the interval.
The music Jaywalkers create is innovative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. “Jaywalkers effortlessly blend British and American folk traditions to create something arguably greater than either of these genres” – Acoustic Magazine.
Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene.
Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face….
The past year has been an extremely successful one for this young band. Along with 2 full UK tours, a summer of festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week – plus the release of their highly acclaimed third album – Weave – they have established themselves as one of the top bands working on the Folk and Bluegrass Scene. Back in March 2015, the band received an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, which enabled them to work with Andy Bell – producer and engineer for top folk acts such as Bellowhead and Martin Simpson – on their new CD, which has helped them mature from a promising young band, to a full on professional unit.
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.