Live Music

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020
    Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    St Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Tues 18th - Sat 22nd, 2020

    Tickets: £7.00 & £5.00 availabe from Burrows Estate Agents, Duke Street, St Austell.  Tel: 01726 77748.  No online booking available.

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Kathryn Roberts - Sean :LakemanKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman's 2020 tour “On Reflection” marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.
    Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships.  To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their illustrious career. 

    From the early days of folk supergroup “Equation” through to the current album release “Personae”, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. 

    Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, and winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best DuoKathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, with a number of groups and bands. However, their intimacy and strength of passion and supreme musicianship is shown to best effect when they share the stage together – the quality shines through.
    Stripped back to their simple, pure talent, with an ever-evolving, eclectic, repertoire, Kathryn & Sean ensure a rare treat for any listener and music-lover who is lucky enough to see them in concert.
    With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Kate RusbySeth LakemanCara DillonThe LevellersBilly BraggFrank TurnerImelda MayBellowhead and Show of HandsKathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. 

    “It’s folk music for the modern age.” -The Telegraph
    “These guys are something very special” - Acoustic Magazine

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee, Ice Creams & Snacks

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Standard : £15.00
    or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at St Austell Tourist Information at Rail Station or on ByPass
    or at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston

     

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    John Spiers & Peter KnightPeter Knight & John Spiers

    "There can be no doubting that both performers are amongst the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special”  Fatea Magazine

    On a summer's day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today's folk scene. 

    Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe.
    With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.
    With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there, and have since become an established duo on the folk-roots scene. 

    The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn.
    Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.
    These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

    Press Quotes :
    "
    Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making”

     “Contemplative, accomplished…an evening to relish for some time to come”

     “The melodeon is a curious kind of versatile, but Spiers knows exactly how to capture and manipulate its range, adding maximum colour and savour to the music”

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £15.00
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    The Nashville Story

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    From the same duo that brought The Dolly Parton Story to the Arts Centre last year, The Nashville Story is a fascinating insight into the history of Nashville and the wonderful songs, people and places associated with the iconic US City, home of the Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame, witha honky-tonk bar around every corner.

    The Nashville Story features country classics made famous by Kenny RogersDolly PartonPatsy ClineTammy WynetteKris Kristofferson and many more.

    Premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, performing to many sell-out shows and attractiung 5* reviews, The Nashville Story now takes to the “Country Roads”, with a nationwide tour, with St Austell being its only stop in Cornwall. 

    As with the Dolly Parton Story, the audience is taken on a musical journey that is as much a treat for the eyes as the ears, as songs are accompanied by classic and seldom seen images combining to tell the unique Nashville Story.

    Expect toe-tapping tunes and some sassy stories

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £15.00
    Unwaged : £13.00 in advance

    Tickets are non-refundable

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives  

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Wilson & Wakeman’Quite simply the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ -Prog Magazine 

    Two sublime musicians, with impeccable solo pedigrees, join together for what Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) describes as: “an evening of great musicianship, great singing, great songs and a great atmosphere – and you can't ask for much more than that, really!”

    DamianWilson and Adam Wakeman have played some of the biggest arenas in the world, playing with some of the biggest names the Rock World has ever produced.  However, when they take to the stage together, they create an intimate and unforgettable evening of music with the layers of production and grandiose showmanship arenas demand peeled away to reveal the pure quality of their musical talents and the almost telepathic rapport Damian and Adam share between them.
    Damian is a songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate album releases.  He is widely known in the rock genre, for bands and projects such as HeadspaceThresholdAyreon and Rick Wakeman’s English Rock Ensemble. As a solo artist, he has released 5 solo albums, a DVD and a retrospective compilation album. He also played the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, on their UK National Tour.
    Adam is known as the keyboard and guitar player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.  He has also released 9 albums with his father, Rock Legend, Rick Wakeman as well as releasing 4 solo albumsAs a classically-trained pianist, his albums cross many genres and styles from classical, to rock.  He co-wrote the 2010 platinum selling album Scream with Ozzy Osbourne and has also toured extensively with TravisAnnie LennoxWill YoungSlash10CC and many more.

    Their first joint acoustic album 'Weir Keeper's Tale' was released in 2016, but they've been working and playing together for a long time in bands such as Headspace and Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble. Their second album ‘The Sun Will Dance In Its Twilight Hour’ was released in February 2018.  The following European tour resulted in a session album; 2019’s ‘Stripped '.

    After the final show of their 2018 acoustic tour Damian and Adam decided to go into the studio for one day and try to capture the onstage chemistry of their live performances. They played through songs performed on their 27 date tour through Europe, which had a different setlist every night, and recorded everything.
    Aside from stripped down versions of songs from their joint albums and both their solo catalogues, the album also contains a selection of cover songs that were part of the eclectic tour setlist, including Life On Mars (David Bowie) and Feel Like Going Home (Charlie Rich). The session was mixed by Gary Stevenson (ABC, Tony Hadley) and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima (Ayreon, Devin Townsend).

    Their show at the Arts Centre will feature Damian on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. They’ll play songs from their individual back catalogues and artists they have worked with, along with tracks from their joint albums, intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers.

    This is a rare chance to see such respected and talented musicians up close and personal, in such an intimate setting.  

    Don't miss it!

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £15.00
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

    Snake Davis

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark

    A Class Act making their only appearance in Cornwall!

    Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield's “Change”M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”.
    He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse.  Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe.  He was on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.

    His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favorite musicians.  Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.
    The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’
    The tight 4-piece band has Snake on  saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi and is completed by Keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums. 

    Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the 'Classic Sax Solos' repertoire.
    Photo Credit : Steve Clark

    “A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH
    “Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while”TIME OUT
    “Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird” DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)
    “Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it continue.” HEATHER SMALL
    “He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Ice Creams.
    Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £17.50, Students : £15.00
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    Remi Harris Remi Harris is one of the UK's most exciting and talented guitarists.  His unique style draws inspiration from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronic and World Music. 

    Remi has performed at Montreal Jazz FestivalBuckingham PalaceBBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3 and now makes a very welcome return to the St Austell Arts Centre.

    Light & Shade is Remi’s most diverse and eclectic show to date. It features music ranging from the acoustic jazz, swing and gypsy jazz of the 30s and 40s to the psychedelic rock and blues of the 60s and 70s. Featuring Remi on a variety of acoustic guitars, electric guitars and a ukulele; accompanied by double and electric bass, drum kit and percussion.

    In his live shows, Remi plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music often including Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and many more. He skill and dexterity allows him to play a variety of acoustic and electric guitars 

    Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale, Doh, “Re Mi” Fah, Soh, Lah, Tih, Doh.
    In this show at the Arts Centre, Remi will be joined by Tom Moore - Double & Electric Bass and Shane Dixon – Drums. 

    Together, they will create a sublime evening of quality music, guaranteed to linger in the memory.

    Quotes:
    “An incredible guitarist, an extraordinary musician” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2
    “Astonishing stuff” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
    “Brilliant” Martin Taylor MBE
    “A tremendously gifted player” John Etheridge
    “Terrific” The Telegraph
    “Extraordinary” R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine
    "a remarkable musician" Jazz Journal

    Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £12.50
    (No Concessions)
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    The Countrymen

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It's difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably close.
    Six seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman.
    With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material.
    Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

    The band was formed at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band's name originates.  They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for their emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.
    They have been fortunate to have performed at some great festivals including Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Bridport Folk Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week.
    Recently they have been adding their own concerts to the diary which have proved highly successful and they are now expanding the number and distance of these 'special' gigs into 2020.

    In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2.  These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites, although you can listen to a sample of each right here.
    They have also produced their first CD, "Trees on the Hill" featuring most of their Cornish material to date and are hard at work on their second album due for release in 2020.

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Tickets in advance : £10.00   ( £12.00 On The Door )
    Tickets are non-refundable.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £10.00 in advance
      ( £12.00 On The Door)

    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Liskeard, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives  

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    The Blackheart OrchestraAward-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists,
    Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

    If you want to cite influences, you could credit Mike OldfieldKate BushLaurie AndersonTori Amos or Michael Nyman but, the fact is, The Blackheart Orchestra is unique, with a sound and style all of its own.

    The latter part of 2019 saw The Blackheart Orchestra support the amazing Hawkwind on an arena tour, also taking in the Royal Albert Hall, and playing alongside the supergroup's guest star Mark Knopfler.  It was at that time that the Blackheart Orchestra also brought out their new album Mesmeranto, launched at their 2019 appearance at the St Austell Arts Centre.

    The tour and album launch brought Rick and Chrissy's music to a huge, new audience and the album garnered fantastic reviews.  The album, Mesmeranto, made Top Twenty in the charts and Chrissy was voted one of the 2019 Top Ten female vocalists in the world, by Prog magazine.

    The Blackheart Orchestra concerts have been described as: “A life-enhancing listening event”  and “An avant-garde musical utopia”  Chrissy has been described as having “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today” and together with the incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist Rick Pilkington the pair combine classical influences with vintage synthesisers and ultra-contemporary electronica to create music that takes over the senses.
    As emotionally charged as it is musically accomplished, audiences are treated to sublime harmonies, virtuoso guitar, piano and synthesiser playing and songwriting and arrangements that take the audience ”from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song”.
    With awards including Best British Duo, a Limelight Progressive Music Award Nomination and being voted in the UK’s Top 4 Best New Bands, plus performances at the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall, The Blackheart Orchestra are two voices and thirteen instruments that create a unique musical experience that is truly ground-breaking.  The pioneering duo blend musical styles, seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral! 

    Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk. However, it appeals to all who love quality music.

    Fusing acoustic fragility and pulsing electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with '80s synthesisers and classical influences. Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, their stage has been described as a ‘musical spaceship’ where they are to be found continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures. One moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes.

    A treat for the eyes as well as the ears: to witness two people become an “orchestra”,
    seemlessly, almost invisibly, switching vocals and instruments
    between them is as mesmeric to watch as their music is hypnotic to hear. 

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    Described by the Daily Express as “Ethereal”,
    BBC Radio 2 as “A great band”,
    Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere”
    and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”
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    The Blackheart Orchestra - Winner ‘Best British Duo’  - Exposure Music Awards
    Mesmeranto - No.18 Official in the UK Rock Album Chart, October 2019
     Mesmeranto - No.16 Official UK in the Independent Album Chart October 2019
    Mesmeranto - No.23 Official UK in the Progressive Album Chart October 2019
    Mesmeranto - Voted No,4 Top 10 Albums of 2019 - Big Takeover Magazine USA
    Mesmeranto - Voted twice in Rock Writers’ Top 20 Albums of 2019

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee, Ice Creams & Snacks

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Standard : £14.50,   Students, Under19s : £12.50
    or Phone 01726 879500
    or Buy at St Austell Tourist Information at Rail Station or on ByPass
    or at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston, St Mawes, Penzance, St Ives