Two concerts are scheduled for Town Hall Live at Kirton in Lindsey for September and early October. On Saturday 16th September The Black Feathers, from Stroud, play. The Black Feathers are Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler. They are mesmerising and stunning in equal measure — gorgeous close harmonies, two voices paired to perfection. They have released two full length albums, ‘Soaked to the Bone’ and ‘Live at The Convent’, and this year are planning to release three EPs between now and Christmas.
The Black Feathers draw their influence from a number of wells, with Americana, folk and indie rock sensibilities co-existing comfortably in their musical world, with Ray’s guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. The pure emotion and subtle timing of their song delivery is as evident as the enjoyment radiating from their on-stage chemistry.
Supporting will be Paul McClure, who is an incredibly talented songwriter with big catchy melodies. His songs are, at times, very humourous, rebellious, sometimes very sad, but always honest. They mirror his personality, confident, warm, original, and individual and he is guaranteed to make you smile. Advance tickets for this concert are priced at £12.50. Doors open at 7.00pm and the music starts at 7.40pm.
Then on Saturday 7th October organisers welcome back Canadian band The Good Lovelies to Kirton. It is over four years since they last played Town Hall Live. Now they are back for a short four date tour of the UK and we are fortunate to have them play for us again, in what has been an eagerly awaited concert for many of our audience.
The Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore. It is eleven years since the girls decided to give up their day jobs and concentrate on music full time, and how it has paid off. In their home country of Canada, their profile continues to rise, with awards, steady touring and playing sold out auditoriums. Their song writing is winsome, their vocals are pitch perfect and their friendship is unbreakable.
The girls are funny and upbeat and play with a pinch of sass. Live, their good humour, camaraderie and self-assurance shines through. Throughout their set they constantly swap instruments, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, banjo and percussion. With each girl taking it in turns to sing lead vocals, their gorgeous three-part harmonies are just divine. The Good Lovelies are the complete package. They will be joined on the tour by bassist MJ Dandeneau, who has played at Town Hall Live on a number of occasions with, amongst others, Amanda Rheaume and Lynne Hanson. She is just brilliant.
Not only will the Good Lovelies be on stage, but playing support will be Town Hall Live favourites, The Crash Blossoms, who return for a special one off performance. Danny, Calum and Andy split up eighteen months ago due to work commitments. Advance tickets for this concert are priced at £13.50. Doors open at 7.00pm and the music starts at 7.40pm.
Tickets for both concerts can be purchased from the OneStop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com. For more information on all artists visit www.townhalllive.co.uk.