Live Music

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tom RobinsonTom Robinson, a solo concert in aid of the African Great Lakes Peace Trust
    An up-close-and-personal evening of songs and stories with veteran songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson playing a rare solo show - and his first performance in Cornwall for over twenty years.

    Tom's musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and has since included a BBC ban for being 'Glad To be Gay', rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
    Having made his peace with the BBC, he's presented programmes on all the corporation's national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards.
    Alongside crowd favourites like War BabyGlad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway this show offers a chance to hear some hidden gems from Tom's back catalogue across the past four decades.

    Reserved Seats
    Phone to request disabled or low mobility seats

    Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee, Snacks
    Free Car Parking on-Site

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
    Standard : £20.00
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at St Austell Bay Tourist Office at Rail Station or on ByPass
    Plus Tourist Offices in Launceston, Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro, St Ives, Penzance, plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth

  • Sat
    14
    Aug
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Flats & Sharps

     

    'Flats & Sharps'
    Adrenalin-fuelled, banging bluegrass goodness!
    Performances wrapped in fun filled shows
    guaranteed to get your feet tapping and bellies laughing

    In early 2011, four 17 year-old mates from college thought that maybe they could earn a bit of pocket money by forming a folk/bluegrass band and busking in and around their home town of Penzance.

    Today, ten years on, their incredible skill on their instruments, their luscious harmonies and their sheer joy at performing such infectious music have helped Flats and Sharps build a reputation for themselves as the hottest band of their style in the UK.

    Flats and Sharps is a fantastic, four-piece bluegrass outfit delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass music to audiences all around the world. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs.

    Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, with an incredible stage presence and energy to create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.

    Over their time together, the band have made their presence known all around the world, including multiple tours in Australia, Europe and around the UK. Now, for the first-time, the boys from Flats and Sharps are ready to bring their good-time, feel-good music to the St Austell Arts Centre – Yeeha!

    NB  This is a Seated, Outdoor event. At the time of booking, we're planning for this show to be performed in the Open-Air.  However, if conditions and Government guidelines permit, the Show may be moved inside, into the Theatre.

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 6.30pm, with assisted service. The Show starts at 7.30pm

    Press Quotes:
    I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund.
    Mark Ellen, R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine

    What a fab session for us in Port Isaac boys! You were bloody brilliant and had the crowd jumping. Put us old gits to shame.
    John Lethbridge, Fisherman's Friends

    A brilliant night watching these guys! So young and so incredibly talented. Look forward to watching your path. Keep doing the work and for the right reasons xx
    Lisa Gormley, Actress Home & Away

    The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire.
    Fred Deller, Mojo (4 star ‘King of My Mind’ review)
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    Is the grass in the West Country blue?
    How else would a group of English musicians have achieved such a mastery of the American form?
    Instrumental virtuosity is usually reserved for hot hands from across the Atlantic, but Flats and Sharps can stand toe-to-toe with the Americans. A very talented bunch.
    Joe Boyd, Producer and Writer

    One of the hottest new up-and-coming bluegrass bands.
    Folkandroutes.co.uk

    Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.50

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 07900 817608

  • Fri
    10
    Sep
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    Countrymen logo

    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.

    St Austell 100921
    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 an increasing repertoire of 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.

    They have been fortunate to have performed at some great festivals including Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Bridport Folk Festival, Rock Oyster Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week.

     Thanks to Covid-19, their “River Rolls On” tour to celebrate the eventual release of their second album, came to an abrupt halt and they have sorely missed the opportunity to both perform to a live audience and to finish that @!*?#X*@! album!

    Fortunately, they’re back!

    Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Click Here to Buy your Tickets in advance : £12.00
    ( £14.00 On The Door )
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard & Launceston
    (Tickets are non-refundable)

  • Fri
    24
    Sep
    2021
    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.

  • Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    24
    Oct
    2021
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Tango In The NightTango in the Night is now in its 7th year, and though we don’t have the opportunity to gig that often, due to band member commitments, for 2020 we intend to do 4 at good sized venues.
    The band has evolved into the perfect Mac tribute, and all the main Mac characters are there, with the very welcome return of Esther Baker to the fold, she is literally the Stevie that Stevie Nicks would like to be and the reason I created the band in the first place!
    With a sublime vocal quality that cannot be surpassed, Esther woos with Dreams and Rocks with Gold Dust!

    Bob Seymour is very well known and respected throughout Cornwall as a stand out solo artiste, but he joins us as our Peter Green and vocally absolutely nails it!
    He trades the blues guitar licks superbly with myself and also plays session guitar and backing vocals throughout the show.

    Our Christine McVie for the last several years, Amy Bellis, has recently had to step down due to having her second child, and naturally enough, sadly could not commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule needed for a show like Tango. We all wish Amy the very best with her fabulous new family and maybe see her back sometime in the future! Fingers crossed!
    And so, we welcome back Esther’s sister, the superbly talented Rachel MacDonald for this performance!  Rachel last performed with us in 2012 and is a great keyboard player, singer and Christine McVie!

    Steve Yendell is our John McVie and another original member who works tirelessly to emulate John's bass style and sound, he looks and plays the part so well!    Steve has played in many bands in and around London and Sussex, and has been a London studio session player.

    Kev Dodd is our Main man Mick Fleetwood and a former decorated Royal Navy aircrew officer. His technical ability, style and feel and just plain enthusiasm for the drums is inspiring!
    It may well be his military background that provides his obsession with getting things just right, but whatever it is he’s obviously the perfect man for the job!

    Our two lovely backing singers Kim and Yvette were part of a fabulous vocal harmony quartet who recorded in our studio over ten years ago, and have years of experience in harmonising, and it shows!

    Ritchard Jones is our great percussionist and has performed with us many times before and is one of the very best around!

    I’m Kenny Barnes and responsible for this lovely bunch, and I play the role of Lindsey Buckingham.  I trained at the RNCM and also run the studio.

    John on Sound and Caroline on Lights make sure the whole show looks and sounds great!
    Thanks Guys!

    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm  Show starts at 8.00pm

    Tango In The Night   facebook   

    Best to buy your Tickets in advance - they're 'More On The Door' - if available !
    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now :
    Standard : £15.00   ( £17.50 On The Door )
    Or Phone 01726 879500
    Tickets are non-refundable.
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Launceston, Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro.

     

  • Sun
    14
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Barbara DicksonBarbara Dickson :  “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”
    An Autobiography

    Meet Barbara Dickson in an intimate setting where she describes her life through her recently re-published autobiography “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”.
    From singing to the postman when she was less than two years old to her Sold-Out tours in the 2000s, Barbara Dickson has been captivating her fans for the best part of sixty years.

    In her Autobiography, she describes the joys of growing up in Fife in the Fifties, of moving to Edinburgh at seventeen to find her place in the world and the struggles of trying to make a living on the Scottish folk scene.

    Despite becoming Scotland's bestselling solo artist in the 70sand 80sand with huge hits such as 'I Know Him So Well', with Elaine Paige and 'Caravan Song'Barbara was not content to have just a successful singing career. She turned to another: Acting.

    She appeared in Musical Theatre, making "Blood Brothers" and "Spend, Spend, Spend" her own.  Her time on stage earned her many acting accolades but her pursuit of ‘perfection’ lead to complete exhaustion from which she fought hard to recover in the 1980sand 1990s.

    Barbara's is a warm, fascinating story that encompasses the best of British music, stage and television and above all tells the story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary voice.

    Former BBC presenter, journalist & editor, Tim Hubbard, now a writer, lecturer & literary festival host, will be in conversation with Barbara about her remarkable life and career.

    In the second half of the evening, Barbara will take questions from the audience, together with treating them to one or two of her favourite songs.

    To round the evening off, Barbara will give a Book Signing of her Autobiography; the perfect souvenir of what promises to be a most special and memorable night.

    Click for Promo Video.

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee
    (Open to 100% capacity : Seating and movement around the theatre and Bar will not be socially-distanced.)

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £22.50 (before 1st November)  -  £25.00 (from 1st November)
    Or Phone 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

  • Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Remi Harris Jazz and Blues Project

    Photo Credit : Shakeypix Images

    Remi Harris Jazz & Blues Project
    An eclectic show featuring music ranging from the acoustic jazz & swing of the 30s and 40s, to the electric blues of the 60s and 70s.
    The Trio is led by UK jazz & blues guitarist, Remi Harris, who will be playing a variety of acoustic and electric guitars.
    Remi will be joined by Tom Moore on double and electric bass and Shane Dixon on drums.

    Remi’s unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django ReinhardtJimi HendrixWes Montgomery and Led Zeppelin.

    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 Radios 2 & 3.

    He now makes a welcome return to the St Austell Arts Centre.

    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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance now :
    Standard : £13.00
    Or Phone 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee
    (Open to 100% capacity : Seating and movement around the theatre and Bar will not be socially-distanced.)

  • Sat
    11
    Dec
    2021
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    'Connections' ToLife

     

    To Life Productions
    present

    "Connections"

    Dance, Music and Theatre collide in this show stopping display of talent!

    Bringing an afternoon of variety performance, our show teams have been delving into the theme of 'Connections' to craft and create unique, original, multidisciplinary pieces of theatre, with some new renditions of a few showstopping classic numbers thrown in to really bring the feel-good factor!

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
    Adult 10.00
    Over65s 7.00
    Under16s 7.00
    Students 7.00
    Under10s 5.00

    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro., Bodmin or Liskeard