Music At the Festival


Over the years, Lincoln Beer Festival has built a reputation for the quality of the live music programme. In the intimate atmosphere of the Drill Hall café, local performers are showcased and bigger names provide a treat for music fans.

Details of the music programme at the time of going to press are given below, although this may be subject to change.

Thurs Evening
Dave Mallett
Relax and chill out as our festival regular takes to the Steinway piano

Fri Night
Cherry Lee Mewis & Del Bromham
This will be a Cherry Lee Mewis & Del Bromham duo performance. Brompton Mewis pic
Cherry is a powerhouse singer / song writer; has recorded four albums with her blues band & an EP with Max Milligan.
Having just returned to the UK from a world tour Cherry Lee is performing a one off duo gig at the beer festival with Del Bromham. http://www.cherryleemewis.com/

Del Bromham, founder member of the band Stray was only 13 when he played his 1st live performance. Stray released their 1st album in 1970, at the time the average age of the band was 17.
At that point in time there was Beck, Clapton, Page & Bromham whom were noted as the star guitar players of the heavier end of the blues rock spectrum. Toured relentlessly throughout the 1970’s and to date Del has recorded 14 albums with Stray so far. And some solo recordings, namely with his other band The Blues Devils. http://www.stray-the-band.co.uk/delbromham/bio.htm

 

Local Heroes
Locl Hreos pic
Rock coverers from the 60’s to the present day, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac, Suzie Quatro, Free, Paul Rodgers & Rolling Stones.
Jason North – Guitars & Vox, Sam North – Bass & Vox, Steve Gooding – Keyboards & Danny Krash – Drums The Local Heroes

 

Sat Lunch
Keith Luckey
Lo-fi punkabilly – Americana, country blues and skiffle.

Sat Afternoon
Jazz at the Beer Festival
An up-tempo Lincolnshire based 5 Piece Jazz combo featuring the duelling Saxophone’s of Rick Woolgar and Rae Kang; John Illingworth on Guitars; Dominic Holmes – Bass Guitar and Andrew Bishop on Drums.

Sat Evening
The Diaries of Miss Walker

Featuring Elayne and Mike Forster.
Haunting, original songs inspired by real life. Each song has a story, and The Diaries of Miss Walker want to share them. Elayne and Mike Forster exude passion and honesty, believing no embellishment is necessary – just seductive vocals with an edge accompanied by acoustic instruments.

 

Jon Amor
“Having risen to prominence in the early nineties as guitar player in the trail-blazing blues band , THE HOAX, Jon Amor has gone on to establish himself as a talented singer and songwriter in his own right. With his band AMOR, he released two influential albums in 2001 and 2002 that gave British blues rock a much-needed shot in the arm.
Jon disbanded AMOR in 2005 to write “Unknown Soldier”, produced by Stephen Evans (Robert Plant, Goldfrapp, The Proclaimers, Thea Gilmore), an album endorsed by an outstanding guest appearance from the legendary Robert Plant on ‘Ball & Chain’, and featuring drummer Clive Deamer of Portishead and Radiohead fame.
Jon followed this with the more stripped-down acoustic studio album, “Stories From The Crooked Room”, which features a collection of finely crafted songs with Dave Doherty on guitar, Chris Doherty on bass and Simon Small on drums. This quartet then formed JON AMOR BLUES GROUP, a high energy, dynamic blues rock outfit that toured Europe extensively and produced two highly acclaimed studio albums between 2011 and 2013.
The reformation of The Hoax then brought two new albums to a grateful audience: 2013’s “Big City Blues”, a collection of originals written and recorded in California, and 2014’s “Recession Blues: A Tribute To BB King”.
Jon continues to tour extensively around the UK and Europe and will return to the studio in 2017 for a new album of self-penned material.”