Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – STEVE HACKETT

ctteSTEVE HACKETT kindly took part last year and he has kindly agreed again to do so next year as he takes part in the Yes Cruise to the Edge between 4-9 February 2019.



Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – BARBARA DICKSON

Delighted to have BARBARA DICKSON involved – one of my dad’s favourite artists – who plays a show at Eden Court, Inverness on February 8th. She is touring the UK early next year with a full band – dates below.

Tour dates –

JUL 06 – MARION, VA – Lincoln Theatre – BOOK

JUL 07 – BIG STONE GAP, VA – Goodloe Center – INFO

JUL 08 – WISE, VA – Chapel of All Faiths – INFO

AUG 03 – PETWORTH – Petworth Festival – SOLD OUT

AUG 25 – INNERLEITHEN – Beyond Borders Festival – BOOK

AUG 05 – SELKIRK – Victoria Halls – BOOK

AUG 09 – ABERDEEN – His Majesty’s Theatre – BOOK

AUG 29 – OBAN – Corran Halls – 01631 567333

AUG 31 – PORTREE, SKYE – Aros Centre – BOOK

SEP 01 – ULLAPOOL – MacPhail Centre – BOOK

OCT 07 – DUNDEE – Whitehall Theatre – BOOK

OCT 14 – STIRLING – Albert Halls – BOOK

OCT 21 – INVERNESS – Eden Court Theatre – BOOK

OCT 28 – DUMFRIES – Theatre Royal – BOOK

NOV 11 – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall – BOOK
FEB 01 – EVESHAM – Regal – BOOK

FEB 02 – REDHILL – Harlequin Theatre – BOOK


FEB 05 – CANNOCK – Prince of Wales Theatre – BOOK

FEB 06 – PERTH – Concert Hall – BOOK

FEB 07 – GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall – BOOK

FEB 08 – INVERNESS – Eden Court – BOOK

FEB 10 – EDINBURGH – King’s Theatre – BOOK

FEB 11 – GATESHEAD – The Sage – BOOK

FEB 13 – BOLTON – Albert Halls – BOOK

FEB 14 – LYTHAM ST ANNES – Lowther Pavilion – BOOK

FEB 15 – BRADFORD – St George’s Hall – ON SALE SOON

FEB 17 – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall – BOOK

FEB 19 – ISLE OF MAN – Villa Gaiety – BOOK

FEB 21 – BATH – The Forum – BOOK

FEB 22 – LONDON – Union Chapel – BOOK

FEB 23 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – BOOK

FEB 24 – HUNSTANTON – Princess Theatre – BOOK

FEB 26 – SHREWBURY – Theatre Severn – BOOK

FEB 27 – MILTON KEYNES – The Stables – BOOK

MAR 01 – DUNSTABLE – Grove Theatre – BOOK

MAR 02 – MAIDSTONE – Hazlitt Theatre – BOOK

MAR 03 – PORTHCAWL – Grand Pavilion – BOOK

MAR 05 – HARLOW – Playhouse – BOOK

MAR 07 – BARNSTAPLE – Queens Theatre – BOOK

MAR 08 – CARMARTHEN – Lyric Theatre – BOOK

MAR 09 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE – Playhouse Theatre – BOOK

MAR 10 – NORWICH – Theatre Royal – BOOK


Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – MARK STAY

Delighted to have author and screenwriter Mark Stay involved. He is a keen supporter of Nordoff Robbins and the work they do and his new book ‘The End Of Magic’ is published early next year.

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – SPACE ELEVATOR

SPACE ELEVATOR – their second album ‘II’ is out now and they will be spreading the word about Nordoff Robbins via social media on the day. They mix pop and rock in their sound led by the flamboyant The Duchess.

‘II’ album review

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – NINEBARROW

First artist for Fifty Gigs In A day 2019 is the wonderful folk/acoustic duo NINEBARROW. They are a multi-award-winning folk duo and will be performing live on Feb 8 2019 venue TBA

Bracknell gig review

‘The Waters & the Wild’ album review

UK Tour Dates For Chicago Bluesman Davy Knowles

Chicago-based blues guitarist Davy Knowles will return to the UK in July for a run of six lives dates, supporting the release of his latest EP, ‘1932’.

Following the release of Davey’s all-acoustic ‘1932’ EP, which was recorded entirely on his  treasured 1932 National Triolian resonator guitar, the Isle of Man-born guitarist’s UK dates begin on Monday, 2nd July, at The Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst and ends at the Linton Festival, near Ross-on-Wye on Sunday, 8th July.

In between, Davy will play headline dates in St Albans (3rd), Nottingham (6th) and Bristol (7th), plus a date at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire (4th) as the as special guest of Supersonic Blues Machine.

Having learned to play guitar from listening to guitar legend such as Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Peter Green and John Mayall, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit, Knowles’s professional career started with a bang – arriving in America aged 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album,  and rave reviews at SXSW 2007

From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton-produced follow-up album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart.

A relentless four-year touring regime followed for Knowles in support of his albums, taking in legendary festivals Lollapalooza, Memphis In May, Bonnaroo  and Austin City Limits, and headlining shows at The Troubadour, Red Rocks, World Cafe and The Iridium. He also toured with Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, The Who, Warren Haynes, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rhythm Devils and the Satriani/Hagar inspired supergroup Chickenfoot.

Other highlights from this period include playing live to Astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston – one of only a handful of artists to be invited to do so – three tours of the UK and Europe and numerous international festivals including Jakarta, Tokyo, and Perth, Australia.

Davy Knowles

In 2011 Knowles’s song Reach Higher was the official anthem for the Youth Commonwealth Games, and in 2012 his ‘birthday’ tribute to Woody Guthrie – a stunning electric version of Pastures of Plenty – was released in aid of WhyHunger?.

In 2014, as Ambassador for the Isle of Man’s “Year of Culture” Knowles played the International Celtic Festival in Lorient, France, and that same year began filming the documentary Island Bound – tracking the migration of Celtic and European folk music with the early settlers to the British Colonies, with Davy demonstrating how this music was preserved and passed down through generations, evolving into Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Americana –  and ultimately influencing the blues and rock music of today.

From the very start Knowles earned the respect of fans, media and musicians alike. Throughout this musical journey, though, Knowles has kept ‘the blues’ close to his heart. He said, “I love the guitar as an instrument, it’s so versatile and endlessly challenging, but whilst I will try play any style to meet that challenge, blues is the music I first fell in love with, and I have always connected deeply with it. I enjoy playing the historian, and am fascinated by all facets of the genre, from the earliest field recordings, to the more recent guitar gods that electrified and supercharged this music. It’s from all along this timeline that I like to draw influence from.”

Davy Knowles’ UK tour dates is as follows:

Mon 2nd July    The Beaverwood Club Chislehurst                              Tickets

Tues 3rd July    St Albans                    The Horn                                 Tickets

Wed 4th July    London                        O2 Shepherds Bush Empire* Tickets

Fri 6th   July      Nottingham                Rock City Basement               Tickets

Sat 7th July      Bristol                          The Thunderbolt                     Tickets

Sun 8th July     Ross-on-Wye  Linton Festival                        Tickets

(*opening for Supersonic Blues Machine)


Davy already has a recognizable style. He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,’’ – Peter Frampton

“My favourite modern Bluesman” – Joe Satriani

“Davy Knowles continues to amaze me – he’s still so young and yet he plays, writes and sings with such maturity.  He’s immersed himself in the styles of many great players and has emerged with his own brand, playing with a smile on his face.  He’s a rare bird, one I will continue to watch and study.” – Bernie Marsden

NINEBARROW newsletter June 2018

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the start of the festival season wherever you are! 😎 After a pretty epic three months launching and touring the new album, we’ve just got back from a few weeks off, and we’re now raring to hit the road again!

‘The Waters and the Wild’: launched ✅ 

It’s hard to believe that it was back in April we had our launch show at Lighthouse Poole. It really was a special evening – so a huge thank you if you managed to make it down! If you didn’t – we thought you might like to have a little look at one of the songs we played. It’s not off the new album this time…but a new arrangement of an old favourite from our first album: The Sea. 

The show really was a massive success and it’s really inspired us to explore working as a band a little more often. Watch this space…we’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline that we can’t wait to share with you! 😉

What did the ‘media’ think?

Launching an album is a really nervous time – it really is. We really like it – but you obviosuly hope everyone else does too!! And we’ve been SO pleased with all of the feedback we’ve had. We even managed to pick up two ★★★★★ reviews in the Morning Star newspaper and also the EFDSS EDS Magazine. Here’s a quick round up of the highlights:

We also managed to reach No. 2 in Amazon’s Folk Album Best Seller Chart last week, which was pretty amazing! If you fancy doing a review of the album on Amazon to help that along – you can do that by clicking here: Leave a review

New Dates Announced

As always, we’re announcing new dates all the time – and it’s been a little while since we sent you any, so there’s absolutely stacks of new ones. Please do check out the gig map and dates down the side of this email (or at the bottom if you’re viewing on mobile). It’d be great to see you out and about at one of them soon!

Until next time – all the best and take care,

Thu 14 Jun 2018
The Apex
Bury Saint Edmunds

Fri 15 Jun 2018
St Edith Hall

Sat 16 Jun 2018
All Saints Church

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Dunton Folk Club

Fri 29 Jun 2018
Horton & Little Sodbury Village Hall

Sat 30 Jun 2018
St Nicholas’ Church

Thu 05 Jul 2018
St Andrews Church

Fri 06 Jul 2018
Roots Music Club

Sat 07 Jul 2018
Folk at the Hall 2018

Sun 08 Jul 2018
Eglwys St Hywyn

Fri 20 Jul 2018
West Coker Commemoration Hall

Sat 21 Jul 2018
St Andrew’s Church

Fri 27 Jul 2018
Turweston Church

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Rhydycroesau Village Hall

Sun 12 Aug 2018
Springhead Trust

Sat 18 Aug 2018
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2018

Sat 25 Aug 2018
Cornwall Folk Festival 2018

Fri 31 Aug 2018
Lyme Folk Weekend 2018

Sat 01 Sep 2018
The Selsey Centre

Fri 07 Sep 2018
Swanage Folk Festival 2018