LINDISFARNE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL and support Blackheart Orchestra play BILSTON’S Robin 2 on Thursday 15thDecember 2016!
Legendary folk-rock pioneers, LINDISFARNE emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands. Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium to deliver the catchy, memorable songs provided by the band’s resident writers Alan Hull and Rod Clements. Their first hit, the Clements-penned Meet Me On The Corner, paved the way for their classic Fog On The Tyne to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.
LINDISFARNE’s unforgettable songs, powerful live performances and unpretentious style led to worldwide success and an enviable reputation as festival favourites, and the annual Christmas concerts they presented in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.
The original band finally called it a day in 2003, but now LINDISFARNE are back with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars). With a repertoire of much-loved songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, LINDISFARNE’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along.
LINDISFARNE 2016 are:
ROD CLEMENTS (1969-present) Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, guitars
DAVE HULL-DENHOLM (1994-present) Vocal, guitars
STEVE DAGGETT (1986-present) Vocal, keyboards, guitars
CHARLIE HARCOURT (1973-present) Guitar, vocal
IAN THOMSON (1995-present) Bass, vocal
PAUL THOMPSON (ex-Roxy Music) Drums
For more information on LINDISFARNE, please visit the following link below:
Website – http://www.lindisfarne.co.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Lindisfarne
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lindisfarneband
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA
The Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington.
The band blend musical styles in a non-conformist way seamlessly sidestepping boundaries and fusing pop, folk, jazz, classical and even electronica to create their unique classically-driven, emotion-drenched music.One moment their sound is minimalist and fragile weaving melodies and atmospherics with silence to create ethereal yet hooky musical landscapes that leave audiences and critics describing their work as haunting, enchanting and captivating. Other times the pair create a mountain-like wall of sound using ancient synthesisers, electronic drums, acoustic, electric and bowed guitars and bass to create vast energetic symphonic climaxes.chrissy’s instantly recognisable sometimes delicate, sometimes gloriously huge voice is complemented by Richard’s rich choral harmonies. The band have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Pink Floyd, Steve Reich and Ludovico Einaudi. The pair have toured extensively in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and are touring with 60s legend Melanie Safka before embarking on a headline tour of Europe in November.
“A great band” – Aled Jones BBC Radio 2
“Beautiful and powerful. Their music is inspiring.” – Steve Hackett, Genesis
“Taking the more muted moments of Florence + The Machine, a more accessible Portishead and Ellie Goulding’s angrier little sister and mixing it in a sparse little electro sound-lab has created something particularly enthralling” Listen with Monger
“Their music gives me the chills! So beautiful.” – Melanie Safka
“Utterly magical” – John Gilmore, BBC
“Absolutely beautiful” – Good Morning TV (New Zealand)
“They take their audience from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song” – Western Star (Australia)
“The Blackheart Orchestra remind us why music lifts us up” – Dalton Delan, American Public Television (USA)
“The pair sound like an 8 piece band, incredible” – Sally Naden, BBC Radio
“Supremely gifted” – Nottingham Post
“Stunningly beautiful, this duo are on the fringe of true greatness”Kensington and Chelsea Today, London
For more information on BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA, please visit the following link below:
Website – http://www.theblackheartorchestra.com/
Tickets for the LINDISFARNE – Bilston Wolverhampton – Robin 2 show taking place on Thursday 15th December are available from:
WOLVERHAMPTON – Robin 2
Box Office No: 01902 401211
Tickets – £22.00 on the door / £20.00 (advance)
Doors open 7.30pm