Another exciting month coming up in October for Arlington Arts with a variety of music including two members of The Wonder Stuff, one of the best tribute bands on the live circuit, the former Stranglers frontman and one of the most decorated Folk artists of the past couple of decades. You can click on the name of each event to find out more & purchase tickets.
Sun 01 Oct – Big Beat Little Feet: David Gibb – £6.50
Kicking off October is a show for all the family! David Gibb has been getting rave reviews for his performances that manage to get both children and parents singing along!
“prepare to be carried away with the music…packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers.” – The Guardian
Thursday 05 Oct – Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls – £12
We’re very luck to have The Wonder Stuff members Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls come to Arlington to tour their new material! However, there set won’t just comprise of the album as Miles explains here:
“The plan is for us to play the newer material in the earlier part of our sets and work our way toward the better known songs by the end of the evening, It would be churlish not to, right?”
Friday 06 Oct – Elles Bailey – £11
Bristol base Elles Bailey is taking the Country Blues scene in the UK by storm. Both her albums have been released to critical acclaim and her relentless touring has seen her build a loyal fan base already which is set to only grow.
“Elles Bailey gave it all, the complete package, energy, swagger and soul, whilst her band matched her passion and drive laying down hook after hook. Blues Princess, maybe, but with performances like this Elles will soon be taking the throne by storm” – Blues in Britain
Saturday 14th Oct – Electric Strawbs – £18
Considering The Strawbs have sold over 3 million albums worldwide including Hero and Heroine, Grave New World, and Bursting at the Seams, it goes to show just what a respected venue Arlington Arts is becoming. Still led by the imaginative Dave Cousins and with their deep roots and immense creativity, The Electric Strawbs offer a show just too good to miss.
Thursday 19 Oct – Zervas & Pepper – £12
Zervas & Pepper’s third album, ‘Wilderland‘ has received the same high level of praise that the previous two albums had received. Recorded on the Rocky Mountain of Colorado, the surroundings can almost be heard by within their unique sound.
“Some of this years best Country Rock” – The Guardian
Friday 20 Oct – Martin Simpson – £14
Martin Simpson has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 31 times, 12 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice. Regarded as one of the best guitarists in the world, he will give one of the best performances Arlington has ever seen.
“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever’ **** 4 Stars The Guardian
Sat 21 Oct – Whole Lotta Led – £16
Top tribute band Whole Lotta Led are ready to rock the Arlington Arts stage with some of the best Led Zeppelin tracks! Led Zeppelin IV is unquestionably one of the greatest albums of all time, containing an astonishing range of musical styles, from the dirty blues of ‘When The Levee Breaks‘, to the sublime ‘Going to California‘ and not forgetting the all time classic ‘Stairway To Heaven‘.
The first half of this special show will consist of a selection of songs from Led Zeppelin’s vast back catalogue. The second half features the whole of the classic album Led Zeppelin IV played in the same sequence as the original LP.
Weds 25 Oct – Maneli Jamal & Jon Hart – £13
Maneli Jamal is an award-winning guitarist with millions of video views that leave people amazed at what the man can do with just himself and a guitar.
“The comical and incredibly talented Maneli Jamal brought stories from his upbringing translated to innovative guitar delivery. Jamal stunned us with his intense frenetic ethnic flare, and even his artfully placed pauses. His story delivery was also spot on and so fun to hear.” – Guitar World, Laura B. Whitmore
Jon Hart is a fingerstyle singer-songwriter based in the UK. He continues to wow audiences and listeners with his guitar playing ability. His albums have received the highest praise from all corners of the acoustic guitar world.
Thursday 26 Oct – Hugh Cornwell – £20
Former The Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell will be playing tracks that spans his whole career. His latest critically acclaimed album, Totem And Taboo will probably make up quite a bit of his set with classic Stranglers hits also making there way into the show.
“He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years” – Classic Rock