The Young’uns moving song BE THE MAN from acclaimed new album Strangers

Their new album ‘Strangers’ is an excellent piece of modern folk, well worth owning…

They are on tour around the UK this month…

5  SHEFFIELD City Hall (Memorial Hall)

0114 2 789 789

6  GLASGOW Oran Mor

SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

01743 281281 SOLD OUT

OXFORD The North Wall Arts Centre  01865 319450

9  COLCHESTER Arts Centre    01206 500900

10 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex  01284 758000

11 BRISTOL Colston Hall Lantern 0117 203 4040

12 LONDON Union Chapel  0871 220 0260

13 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA Ropetackle Arts Centre 01273 464440 SOLD OUT

14 LINCOLN Drill Hall 01522 873894

15 NOTTINGHAM Glee Club  0871 472 0400.

17 BRECON Theatr Brechyneiog 01874 611622

18 SOUTHPORT Atkinson 01704 533 333

19 LEEDS City Varieties 0113 243 0808

20 MANCHESTER Home – Folk Festival


22 CANTERBURY Cathedral Lodge 01227 831493

24 DUBLIN The Sugar Club

27 GATESHEAD Sage 1 0191 443 4661



Delighted to add Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne/Snakecharmer/Headspace) & Damian Wilson (Headspace/ex-Threshold) who will record a video supporting the work of the  Nordoff Robbins charity which they will share on social media on the day of their Falmouth gig on Feb 9.

Thursday 1st February Arts Centre,Washington, Sunderland
Friday 2nd February Backstage @ The Green Hotel Kinross, Scotland
Saturday 3rd February Town Hall Kirton In Lindsey, Lincs
Sunday 4th February The Stables, Milton Keynes
Friday 9th February The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall
Saturday 10th February The Accord, Penzance, Cornwall
Thursday 15th February St Pancras Old Church, London
Sunday 18th February Acapela, Pentyrch, Wales
Thursday 22nd February Core Theatre, Solihull, Birmingham
Friday 23rd February St Mary’s Church, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Saturday 24th February Trading Boundaries, Fletching, Sussex
Sunday 25th February Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Thursday 1st March Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Friday 2nd March The Chapel Bath
Sunday 4th March Basement, York
Monday 5th March Theatre Royal, Dumfries, Scotlan


Folk legends Fairport Convention are kindly lending their support to Fifty Gigs In A Day. They play the Gala Theatre, Durham on Feb 8, as part of their annual winter tour – full details below. They play my hometown the night before at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.


25 Jan 2018
The Roses Theatre
01684 295074
26 Jan 2018
The Atkinson
01704 533333
27 Jan 2018
Drill Hall
01522 873894
28 Jan 2018
Opera House
01298 72190
30 Jan 2018
0115 941 9419
31 Jan 2018
Key Theatre
01733 207239
01 Feb 2018
The Albany Theatre
02476 998964
02 Feb 2018
The Platform
01524 582803
03 Feb 2018
Victoria Hall
01729 825718
04 Feb 2018
The Lowry
0843 208 6000
06 Feb 2018
Milton Keynes
The Stables
01908 280800
07 Feb 2018
The New Vic Theatre
01782 717962
08 Feb 2018
Gala Theatre
0300 026 6600
09 Feb 2018
Pavilion Theatre
01947 458899
10 Feb 2018
City Varieties
0113 243 0808
11 Feb 2018
Trades and Labour Club
13 Feb 2018
The Gulbenkian
01227 769075
14 Feb 2018
The Gulbenkian
01227 769075
15 Feb 2018
Connaught Theatre
01903 206206
16 Feb 2018
Cheese and Grain
01373 455420
17 Feb 2018
Union Chapel
020 7734 8932
18 Feb 2018
Theatre Royal
01962 840440
20 Feb 2018
The Maltings
01252 745444
21 Feb 2018
Corn Exchange
01392 665866
22 Feb 2018
Tunbridge Wells
Assembly Hall Theatre
01892 530613
23 Feb 2018
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex
01284 758000
24 Feb 2018
St Albans
The Alban Arena
01727 844488
25 Feb 2018
The Artrix
01527 577330

Fifty Gigs In A Day: ED BYRNE


Comedian Ed Byrne is kindly supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day and will be busy on social media on and around the 8 February (he is appearing at Tunbridge Wells that evening) helping spread the word of the wonderful work of the Nordoff Robbins charity.

He is a very busy performer and you can see all of his upcoming live dates here. I have listed his February dates below –

Wednesday January 31 2018 Pavillion Exmouth

Thursday February 1 2018 Pavillion Exmouth

Friday February 2 2018 Pavillion Plymouth

Saturday February 3 2018 Princes Theatre Aldershot

Monday February 5 2018 Corn Exchange Kings Lynn

Tuesday February 6 2018 Pavillion Bournemouth

Wednesday February 7 2018 Regent Theatre Ipswich

Thursday February 8 2018 Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells

Friday February 9 2018 Guildhall Southampton

Saturday February 10 2018 Waterfront Belfast

Monday February 12 2018 Theatre Royal Winchester

Tuesday February 13 2018 Theatre Royal Winchester

Wednesday February 14 2018 Corn Exchange Cambridge

Thursday February 15 2018 Theatre Royal Brighton

Friday February 16 2018 Corn Exchange Bedford

Saturday February 17 2018 Orchard Dartford

Tuesday February 20 2018 Gracie Fields Theatre Rochdale

Wednesday February 21 2018 City Varieties Leeds

Thursday February 22 2018 City Varieties Leeds

Friday February 23 2018 Royal Hall Harrogate

Saturday February 24 2018 Floral Pavilion New Brighton

Sunday February 25 2018 Lowry Salford


Tuesday February 27 2018 Alban Arena St Albans

Thursday March 1 2018 Warwick Arts Centre Coventry


Delighted to add the folk band Fisherman’s Friends who play the Apex, Bury on February 8.

All the buoys

Fri 10/Sat 11 Nov Cutty Sark, Greenwich
Sun Nov 12 St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
Thus 8th Feb 2018 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Fri 9th Feb 2018 Pavilion Theatre (Rhyl)
Sat 10th Feb 2018 Tivoli Theatre (Wimborne)
Thu 15th Feb 2018 Holmfirth Picturedrome (West Yorkshire)
Fri 16th Feb 2018 The Royal and Derngate Theatre (Northampton)
Sat 17th Feb 2018 Opera House (Buxton)
Tue 20th Feb 2018 Theatre Severn/Walker Theatre (Shrewsbury)

50 gigs in a day

Lisbee Stainton Announces Acoustic Tour Dates

Following the release of her fifth studio album ‘Then Up’ and subsequent UK tour earlier this year, the highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton has announced a run of acoustic shows for November 2017.

Starting at Bristol’s Louisiana venue on 1st November, Stainton will then play The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket (4th), The Live Rooms in Chester (5th), The Slaughtered Lamb in London (6th) and Talking Heads in Southampton (7th).

Stainton will be joined on stage by fellow guitarist Jack Rutter, who first performed with Lisbee when they played together in folk star Seth Lakeman’s band.

Now based in London, Hampshire-born Stainton’s career originally started in 2007 when she became the first unsigned artist to play London’s O2 Arena. Soon after, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee’s song ‘Red’, and his support subsequently led to Lisbee’s music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2.

In addition to releasing five studio albums (‘Firefly’ (2006), ‘Girl on an Unmade Bed’ (2010), ‘Go’ (2011), ‘Word Games’ (2014) and ‘Then Up’ in Aril 2017), Stainton has also toured with notable artists such as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and the aforementioned Seth Lakeman – the latter being so moved by Stainton’s live performances that he invited her to join his band in 2012.

Looking ahead to her November tour dates, Stainton said, “I had so much fun touring the new album ‘Then Up’ in May, so I can’t wait to play these dates. Jack Rutter and I work really well together on stage, and the new songs were definitely written to be played live, so it’s a wonderful feeling to have the songs come alive around us. Performing in such intimate venues also allows for us to meet most of the audience, adding a personal dimension to each show. We’ll see you there!”

Lisbee Stainton’s November 2017 tour dates are as follows:

Wed 1st            Bristol             Louisiana

Sat 4th              Stowmarket     John Peel Centre

Sun 5th             Chester            Live Rooms

Mon 6th            London           Slaughtered Lamb

Tue 7th             Southampton   Talking Heads


THE FIERCE & THE DEAD live dates

We just wanted let you know about some upcoming UK shows:

DESERTSCENE PRESENTS: MONKEY 3 + TFATD 24th Sept The Borderline, London tickets from:

Chaos Theory Presents: The Facemelter ,The Black Heart, Camden, UK w/ Thumpermonkey 6th Oct (last 50 tickets left). Tickets from:

Also you can get one of the last 100 copies of our second album Spooky Action on CD from here:

And our recent live album has a few left on CD here (will sell out soon) :

Neither of these will be re-printed on CD, so if you want one order now. All sales go to helping us fund the recording of our third album.

Thank you for all your support.