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Wizz Jones & Steve Hicks
25/02/2011 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Concert special – Wizz Jones and Steve Hicks
Wizz Jones’ unique acoustic guitar style and eclectic repertoire has influenced the likes of John Renbourn and Eric Clapton.
On this welcome return to the Hinckley ACT he was joined by Steve Hicks.
About Wizz Jones
With his unique guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and “a right hand worthy of Broonzy”, Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit.
There are few artists with more claim to being a ‘musician’s musician’ than Wizz Jones. Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl, and learning his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry while playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho during the late nineteen fifties.
Then busking throughout Europe from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early sixties and later to be cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence.
With his unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a ‘right hand worthy of Broonzy’ Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes together with son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica.
Wizz Jones web site.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening was £9 for members and £10 for non-members. The event started at 8 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.
Telephone 01455 631 609 and ask for Keith or Pam London. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org