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Christmas concert: Jigantics

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.

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About Jigantics

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.

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Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £11 for members and £12 for non-members.
The event starts 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.

Jigantics

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.

About Jigantics

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.

Jigantics website »

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.

Jigantics

Friday 28th February 2014 brings the 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. 

Jigantics at Hinckley ACT music club in Leicestershire

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About Jigantics

One of the UK and Nu Folk music’s most arresting new bands, The Jigantics are part of a growing group of contemporary artists appealing to a wide range of music followers who are increasingly looking beyond conventional musical stereotypes, and just enjoying a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine muscianship.

In this case its a genredefying mix of Roots, Blues, Trad, Country and then some. “Love the new sounds! It’s really different. I can’t place the style exactly but it will certainly appeal to a wide range of people” Michaela Pape – Southsea Folk & Blues Festival.

Fantastic music…highlight act
The Daily Telegraph

One of The Jigantics great strengths is their ability to combine the power and energy of a five piece band, demonstrated here on ‘The Save’ alongside a stripped bare, dark ‘love’ song such as ‘The Willow’.

Its a pretty neat trick and in live performance they carry the audience with them on a journey of foot stomping joy tempered with only the occasional heartbreak. Seeing them live it’s clear that this band believe having a good time is an essential ingredient to any gig, ensuring that the road travelled overwhelmingly ends in a smile.

Jigantics website »

Booking and venue details

The entrance fee for the evening will be £11 for members and £12 for non-members.
The event starts 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.