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    A Music and Dance Display for Florence Nightingale Hospice.

    In memory of Tina Gillian Sellar 1965 – 2017.

    A show filled with young talented performers using their love for the stage to raise money for such a worthy cause.

    After receiving so much support from the hospice, Lianne wants to give back to the charity by bringing together a group of young and passionate performers to express her gratitude.

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    Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will be available in standard and deluxe CD, digital download and standard vinyl (the latter through Vinyl 180).

    ‘Trails & Tribulations’ is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and about real life stories. There are traditional songs, poems and contemporary songs by great writers, and songs that I had to write because nobody else knew what I wanted to say. I travel, I learn songs, I write and try to get better at the skills required for me to do my job. I look at the world as I pass by, on the road, out of the train window, or as I stop and pay close attention to the square foot under my nose. There is so much to see and to hear and to inspire and to try and understand. I had a huge amount of fun playing and recording these songs, using different instruments, different noises, old friends and new ones, all of whom brought so much to the mix. Martin Simpson, April 2017.

    Produced and engineered by Andy Bell, ‘Trails & Tribulations’ features some of Martin’s most inventive playing yet, showcasing his virtuosity on a variety of instruments including acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, Weissenbown lap steel guitar, electric guitars, 5 string banjo, ukulele – and voice.

    Guest musicians on the new album are: Ben Nicholls (string bass and electric bass guitars), Toby Kearney (drums and percussion), Nancy Kerr (fiddle and viola), Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion and melodeon), John Smith (electric guitar and backing vocals), Helen Bell (strings), Amy Newhouse-Smith (backing vocals) and his daughter Molly Simpson on vocals.

    Martin will tour extensively this year, including a headline set at Cambridge Folk Festival in the summer and London’s Kings Place in autumn, following the release of ‘Trails & Tribulations’. For full tour details: http://www.martinsimpson.com/gigs/

    Hand in hand with his long and storied solo career, Martin has been central to seminal collaborations like The Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and Simpson Cutting Kerr. He has worked with a dazzling array of artists from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons, to mention a few. He is consistently named as one of the very finest acoustic, fingerstyle and slide guitar players in the world and is the most nominated musician in the history of the BBC Folk Awards, with a remarkable 31 nods. A true master of his art.

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    Click for more info....Martin Simpson - Official Website

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    The Doors of Perception is a tribute band playing the music of the legendary 60’s band ‘The Doors’.

    Playing a set spanning through the entire Doors’ career the band captures the essence, the intensity and the dark edge of the band they cover. Their set includes great classics such as ‘Light my Fire’ and ‘People are Strange’ in addition to the infamous ‘The End’ and the rock anthem ‘Roadhouse Blues’.

    Psychedelic lighting with projections and intriguing stage fixtures are also part of the show to make this a memorable experience for everyone attending.

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    Del Bromham is best known as founding guitarist of the band Stray who extensively toured in the 1970’s, releasing a host of critically acclaimed albums.

    Del Bromham also has his Blues Devils band where his blues roots come to the fore with storming blues guitar and Johnny Winter influenced slide.

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    Click for more info....Del Bromham - Official Website

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    He's back!

    Returning to the site of his former school (his old classroom is now the bar!), John Otway is back for another evening of outstanding entertainment, performing songs from throughout his colourful career.

    John's shows are always popular, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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    Click for more info....John Otway - Official Website

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    Emily and Hazel Askew are fast becoming one of the most popular and respected duos on the English folk scene.

    From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives.

    The sisters use ?ddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazel’s striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011.

    Emily and Hazel’s latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015.

    "Inspired arrangements of traditional music, striking versions of tricky ballads – this is traditional folk in a ?ne, fresh form." The Telegraph

    "Vocals shimmering above ?ddles, viola, melodeons and concertina, [this album] casts its spell." The Sunday Times

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    Click for more info....The Askew Sisters - Official Website

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    Bucks Voices was formed in 2011 (as Bucks8Voices) for a single concert and in the years since has gone from strength to strength, currently performing up to twenty-five public and private concerts a year for a wide range of functions.

    The choir performs at a variety of venues; residential care homes, village halls, club halls, church and concert halls across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

    Their repertoire covers a wide range of music, from classical through musical shows and popular songs to traditional spirituals.

    Proceeds from this concert will be for the benefit of Macmillan Nurses.

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    Click for more info....Bucks Voices - Official Website

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

    The Black Boys return to the Limelight Theatre by popular demand following their packed-out gig in February.

    Named after Oving’s famous pub, this thrilling band produce high-octane rock and soul music, from 60’s America right through to 21st Century Britain. Blending new and historic material their stunning vocals and impressive horn section make for a great night out.

    Show starts at 8pm, the Limelight Bar is open from 7pm.

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    At 24 years old, Krissy Matthews goes from strength to strength with his live performances, amazing guitar playing, song writing and reputation as being one of the most promising, individual and unique guitarists gigging across Europe and more recently in China.

    He first played on the Limelight stage in his early teens and now he's back with a great band!

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    Click for more info....Krissy Matthews - Official Website

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    You’re going to love Oye Santana… awesome guitar from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, as passionate and exciting as Santana himself, plus the band’s infectious good-time feel – every track a fiesta, every performance a show.

    You’ll be singing, smiling and dancing along from the first chink of tambourine to the get-up-and-boogie finale. To see why just click the video below!



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    Click for more info....Oye Santana - Official Website

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    Award winning singer/songwriter Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.

    Chris’ critically acclaimed debut album ‘Apparitions’ sailed into The Telegraph’s top 70 folk albums of 2015, while the national music press championed his unique song-writing and fingerstyle guitar techniques. Acoustic Guitar Magazine have hailed him as one to watch out for and the likes of fRoots, R2 and Folk Radio UK celebrate the raw, and at times unsettling honesty of his lyricism.

    The contemporary style of his songwriting is grounded in the traditions and techniques of those who came before with clear influences from folk heavyweights like Martin Simpson, Nic Jones and Bert Jansch, while his arrangements of British and American traditional music reflect a strong affinity with the genre.

    Since winning Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 ‘Isambard Folk Award’, Chris’ national presence has grown exponentially, bringing his dynamic solo live sound to sell-out dates across the UK and over to the Continent too.

    “Meaningful and Enjoyable”– Maverick ****
    “Accomplished” – R2 ****
    “Impressive” – The Telegraph ***

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    Click for more info....Chris Cleverley - Official Website

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    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight.

    Gig Night is back with a dose of Alternative Rock courtesy of The White Tips.

    Doors and bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

    Click for more info....Gig Night at the Limelight - Facebook Page

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    Crazy Diamond is a progressive rock band playing tribute to the music of Pink Floyd.

    The band’s approach to Floyd’s music is faithful but not reverential and they are proud of the quality and authenticity of the music they produce via adding their own sparkle to it.

    The 9-piece band provide a 22-song set moving through the seminal albums: 'The Wall', 'Animals', 'The Dark Side of the Moon', 'Wish You Were Here' and include other classics and fan treats such as 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' and Roger Waters' 'Amused to Death'.

    It's a full Pink Floyd experience show with lights, projections and special effects. This is not to be missed!

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  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    The UK's number one Rory Gallagher tribute band, keeping Rory's music alive and kicking, led by guitarist and Rory fan Barry Barnes.

    "Sinnerboy are much more than a tribute band - they get right into the soul of Rory's music"

    "Here is the proof that my brother's music lives on" (Donal Gallagher)

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    Click for more info....Sinnerboy - Official Website

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    Celebrate the influential progressive rock band Genesis with leading UK tribute band The Book of Genesis, who faithfully recreate the 1970s era complete with period musical instruments, fabulous costumes, animated slide show, and atmospheric synchronised lighting in a packed 3-hour show!

    Nigel Betteridge (Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins) has an uncanny knack of sounding both like Collins and Gabriel. Fully costumed and masked he delivers a truly dramatic performance.
    Howard Boder (Tony Banks) our classically trained keyboard maestro, perfectly re-creates the early ‘Genesis/Banks’ keyboard sounds.
    Bob Arnold (Steve Hackett), with his Les Paul Gold Top (as well as 12 string and classical guitars) simply emanates Steve Hackettness !!
    Kirk Watson (Mike Rutherford), with Rickenbacker twin-neck, bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 string acoustic guitar), singing backing vocals too - his contribution is, quite simply, awesome!
    Phildas Bhakta (Phil Collins) highly accomplished Swiss percussionist is a stickler for reproducing Collins work accurately, and her fans love it!

    A welcome return to the Limelight following a successful year in the UK (including Charterhouse) and in Europe - The Gamla, Oslo, Norway, and ’t Blok, Nieuwerkerk a/d Ijssel (Rotterdam).
    Please read 2017 review “….The fantastic progressive rock music in combination with the costumes and other props are a real feast for your eyes and ears … “ – by Henri Strik. Read full review by clicking here.


    Click for more info....Book of Genesis - Official Website

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    Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions.

    The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.

    Their debut album The Fox has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.

    "Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged... deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them" Songlines

    "Such dexterity, energy and passion... mightily impressive" R2 Magazine


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    Click for more info....Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow - Official Website

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    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight

    November's Gig Night sees a return appearance from A Little Bit Country.

    ALBC bring a taste of Nashville to the UK. Next stop - the Limelight. Fresh off their tour of Nashville Tennessee, ALBC will be bringing a taste of Nashville and UK Outlaw Country back home.

    This time they will be bringing that full band experience.

    Supported by Jamie Felton.

    Bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

    Click for more info....Gig Night at the Limelight - Facebook Page

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    Moon Dogs are a contemporary modern blues band with a reputation for astounding performances, led by guitarist and song writer Derik Timms.

    Band members are of the highest calibre of musicians on the live music scene so you can be assured of great performances everytime.

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    Click for more info....Moon Dogs - Official Website

    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight.

    Gig Night is back with the best local bands playing all-original music.

    Line up TBC.

    Doors and bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

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    Click for more info....Gig Night - Facebook Page

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    Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows.

    A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

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    Photo by Phil Nicholls (www.philnicholls.co.uk)

    Click for more info....Sarah McQuaid - Official Website

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    One of the country's leading tribute bands, celebrating two of the greatest rock bands of them all: Deep Purple & Led Zeppelin - on the same bill for the very first time.

    In a ‘full on’ show, using the same stage costumes, guitars and equipment as the original bands, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs. Basically: the best bits!

    However, this is more than just a great band performing the ‘Greatest Hits’ – it’s a theatrical insight to these two giants of Rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and even some audience participation!

    With the accent firmly on entertainment, this is a show not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and theremin and a very special violin bow solo.

    Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians – with decades of playing between them comprising thousands of sessions and gigs, both in the UK and overseas.



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    Click for more info....Purple Zeppelin - Official Website

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    Mitch Benn is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country.

    Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club "headliner" as well as a favourite on the university circuit.

    Mitch is a regular writer and performer on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4 and It's Been a Bad Week for BBC Radio 2. Three series of his successful Radio 4 show, Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music have been broadcast so far. He also presents The Mitch Benn Music Show on BBC Radio 7.



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    Click for more info....Mitch Benn - Official Website

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    Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

    The band features a new generation of Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997.

    They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

    "Absolutely tremendous…. if you don't start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music." Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

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  • Join Aylesbury Folk Club for their regular gathering in the Queens Park Annexe.

    Hosted by our resident folk artists - singer Amanda Diamond and guitarist Eddy Richards - these friendly meetings offer folk enthusiasts the chance to perform to a warm and appreciative crowd; all are welcome!

    And if you don't fancy performing you can still come along and enjoy great music, friendly company and even grab yourself a drink from the Limelight bar.

    Performers: £2.50
    Non-performers: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50

    Please note there is no advanced booking for the 'Folk in the Annexe' events, admission is paid on the door.

    Click for more info....Aylesbury Folk Club - Facebook Group

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    Unlike other bands that pay tribute to a specific group, 'Edgar and the Ravens' play the music of a genre: 'Alternative Rock'.

    Artists they cover include Radiohead, Soundgarden, The Smiths, Pixies, Velvet Underground, Jeff Buckley, Joy Division plus many more.

    As well as hits, 'obscure' tracks such as Bowie's 'Station to Station' also find their way into their set list. The visual content plays a big part of their performances and include stunning lighting cues and controversial projections.

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    This annual, home turf, Storm Warning gig is one not to be missed.

    Always a popular night of great songs from four albums and inspired versions of blues standards.

    "They're tight, they're understated, they're supremely talented and they're entertaining. Here's a band who should be on every festival stage throughout the UK, if not Europe."

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    Click for more info....Storm Warning - Facebook Page

    Kelly Oliver is 'fabulously gifted, something special' says Chris Hawkins at BBC 6 Music and is also a 'vital voice in British Folk' according to 'Whispering' Bob Harris who has given the Hertfordshire born and based artist five of her ten BBC Radio 2 spins over the last year.

    Following up her debut album This Land, for which Kelly received a 4* review from The Telegraph, and an Emerging Excellence award from Help Musicians UK, Kelly has released second album Bedlam, which gained a recommendation and review in The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, 4* from R2 Magazine and was featured on multiple blogs. 'Blending traditional values with bold indie pop sensibility' according to The Times, with accomplished guitar technique and harmonica which is sponsored by international brand Hohner and 'distinctive and breathtaking vocals' (The Telegraph), Kelly is 'an exceptional lyricist' (Penny Black magazine) and 'an amazing songwriter' (Mike Harding).

    Dear departed Dave Swarbrick, who has performed with Kelly and added fiddle to one of the tracks on her debut album, had this to say "Kelly has the vocal skills and an exquisite voice to boot. For one so young to have such a grasp of life's travails is unusual, I like Kelly Oliver's approach to the present and the past and I predict a glittering future for her"



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    Click for more info....Kelly Oliver - Official Website

    Mr Paul Adams Presents... Gig Night at the Limelight.

    Gig Night is back with the best local bands playing all-original music.

    Line up TBC.

    Doors and bar open from 7pm, first act on at 8pm.

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    Click for more info....Gig Night - Facebook Page