Town Hall Live

by | 13 October 2023 | Gainsborough, Music

Town Hall Live in Kirton has just one concert in October, when Dale Storr headlines on Friday 20th October.

Dale is the epitome of a local boy made good. Brought up in Hemswell, he attended Huntcliff School in Kirton in the late 80s. He now lives in Sheffield, but his family still lives in Kirton.

Described by the Jazz Journal Magazine as the ‘piano man’s piano man and a national treasure’, Dale’s musical journey has now brought him recognition as one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano.

Inspired by his parents’ record collection of early rhythm ‘n’ blues and rock ‘n’ roll, he immersed himself into the styles of heroes like Dr John, James Brooker, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino and Huey ‘Piano’ Smith to name but a few. His piano studies took him to Sheffield where he established himself as a highly sought-after pianist backing many of the top Blues stars from the UK and America.

However, the music of his beloved New Orleans was always going to take precedence and from 2008 Dale went solo with his now acclaimed Sounds of the New Orleans show.

Since then, he has wowed audiences across the UK and Europe with his intoxicating piano mastery and vocals, as well as sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of the crescent city. Dale draws in the audience with the rich history behind the music, recalling stories of his much-loved piano heroes.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £14.00 and can be purchased from Morrisons Daily in town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or, or from

Then on Saturday 4th November, Lauren Housley headlines and she is back with a new six-piece band The Northern Cowboys. The addition of keyboards, trumpet, saxophone and drums and a selection of new songs will give Lauren a more soulful direction.

Bob Harris has been a long-time advocate of Lauren’s music and she and the band have played at many of the country’s top festivals this year. Lauren’s voice is bluesy and soulful. Her songs bring an air of optimism, hope and overcoming obstacles.

Paul Sexton, another BBC broadcaster, sums Lauren up perfectly: “What I love about Lauren and the music she makes with her stellar band, is that she brings such a pure, spontaneous soulfulness to everything she touches.”

Lauren’s Town Hall Live concert will be the last of her current UK tour. Support from Stella Prince, a young singer songwriter from Nashville. Tickets are priced at £15.00 and are available from the outlets mentioned above.

Also coming up are:

  • Friday 17th November: Daniel Rodriguez from Denver, Colorado (£14.00)
  • Saturday 9th December: The Robbie Cavanagh Band (£14.00)
  • Friday 19th January: Wilson and Wakeman (£15.00)
  • Friday 26th January: The Good Lovelies (£16.00)

For more information on these and all other concerts visit