FEAST OF FOLK - relocated
Owing to the recent disastrous fire at the Derby Assembly Rooms Complex, the FEAST OF FOLK concert has been changed in size and shape to suit the new venue. Working alongside the Assembly Rooms staff, we have relocated the band, HOME SERVICE, for a special one-off concert in the more intimate surroundings of the Robert Ludlam Theatre, Duffield Road, Derby DE22 1JD on Saturday 10 May 8pm.
HOME SERVICE, one of Britain’s greatest folk rock bands, is led by Derbyshire musician and actor, JOHN TAMS, nationally known for his work as songmaker in the world wide production of War Horse, and for his role as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the internationally acclaimed TV series Sharpe.
This classic 8-piece band was formed at the National Theatre for the production of the Mysteries, and the band reunion is due to the recent discovery of some previously unheard live recordings made by their former sound engineer. These recordings, made at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1986, exhibit a power and commitment that was never fully captured in the studio, so a live album release immediately became inevitable. With an album to promote, live performances were the obvious next step.
So, with everyone truly inspired by the might of these recorded performances, Home Service is once again back in business.
The reformed band, in virtually its original lineup, has for two years enjoyed dozens of major gigs, and the reformation has proved to be a thoroughly resounding success, with Home Service receiving ecstatic ovations from audiences, old and new alike. In 2012 it culminated in their award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Live Act.
Robert Ludlam Theatre,
Derby DE22 1JD
Special Early Bird tickets £16 available ‘til 9 May from the Assembly Rooms Box Office 01332 255800. No booking fee via Ticket Hotline 01773 853428. Free car parking is adjacent to the venue.
October, 3 Fri 6:30pm
For information on the Derby Folk Festival please click the tab above
November, 22 Sat 8:00pm
After their special sell-out 10th Anniversary shows at The Royal Albert Hall and Manchester Bridgewater Hall, award-winning big band Bellowhead are delighted to continue the celebrations with the announcement of their biggest ever UK tour in November 2014.
Since their formation in 2004 Bellowhead have occupied a unique place in Britain’s musical landscape: a blistering 11-piece band fusing folk, funk, rock, world, jazz, music hall and classical music, they have placed themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while harnessing all the power and mystery of English and European musical traditions.
Their most recent album ‘Broadside’ entered the UK album charts at number 16, spawned 3 play-listed singles on BBC Radio 2 and was voted ‘Best Album’ at the 2013 Folk Awards. The second Bellowhead album to be produced by the legendary John Leckie (Stone Roses/Radiohead/Muse), Broadside is poised to achieve silver status, emulating the success of its predecessor, 2010’s ‘Hedonism’ - the highest-selling independently-released traditional folk album of all time which topped fRoots Critics’ Poll for Best Album of 2010 and won Bellowhead Best Group in Songlines 2011 Music Awards.
But while their recorded exploits have gone from strength to strength, it’s their explosive, spectacular and theatrical live shows that win the most acclaim. 5-times winner of ‘Best Live Band’ at the Radio 2 Awards, Bellowhead have transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory and spearheaded the new folk boom. They are “the greatest live act in Britain” says BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo and the hordes of fans that treat every gig as a party clearly agree.
New venue to be announced
Seated Tickets £24.50
Standing Tickets £19.50
plus booking fee for over the counter and telephone sales from the Box Office 01332 255800
no booking fee if booked on line or via Ticket Hotline at www.derbylive.co.uk, or 01773 853428
For more details and bookings please phone the Ticket Hotline: 01773 853428
Payments for all concerts to PR Promotions may only be made by cheque.
Please make cheque payable to "PR Promotions" and post to:
PR Promotions, PO Box 200, BELPER, Derbys DE56 2ZL
For concerts held at the Assembly Rooms and The Guildhall Theatre payments, including credit card,
may also be made through their Box Office (01332 255800)