Judy Collins UK Tour 2022


Cultural treasure Judy Collins returns to the UK to perform her 29th studio album Spellbound, alongside material from more than 50 years in music on her latest tour set to take place in 2022!

Judy Collins has always exhibited impeccable taste in songcraft. Her discerning palette and literary gifts have seen her evolve into a poetic, storyteller songwriter.

On her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, she curated a stunning collection featuring originals alongside songs by not-yet household names such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and adventurous selections by Jacques Brel and Francesco Landini. Now, in her sixth decade as a singer and songwriter, Judy is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity. Her latest album demonstrates an artistic renaissance. The first time she has written all of the songs on an album, it features twelve modern folk songs and a reworking of her much-loved ‘The Blizzard’.

11.11.2022 RNCM Concert Hall – Manchester
12.11.2022 City Varieties – Leeds
15.11.2022 St Davids Hall – Cardiff
16.11.2022 The Apex – Bury, St Edmunds
18.11.2022 The Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh
19.11.2022 Town Hall – Birmingham
21.11.2022 Barbican – London


Jon Gomm – Tour

The guitar maestro Jon Gomm tour message

“It’s not unexpected, but I’m still crushed to announce that I’m having to reschedule The Faintest Idea UK/Eire Tour – New dates are all set up for Autumn/Winter 2021, and tickets on sale (if you already have a ticket for one of the gigs, it’s transferable).

However, I am desperate to play these new songs. They don’t feel completely born until I’ve physically felt a human reaction to them.
So I’m doing a short run of very limited Social Distance Gigs in the coming weeks (there were more booked, but some have fallen to new lockdowns before we could even announce them), and an Online Album Launch Gig on November 15th.

I can’t help but feel angry with those governments who have let their ideological obsession with the free-market overrule public health, and so ruined both. It’s a macro version of the exact same heedless dollar-chasing which unlocked a vault of rainforest pathogens and spilled it into a city street.”

Faintest Idea UK/Eire Tour
Oct 2021
8 – Haverhill, Arts Centre – Tickets
9 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds – Tickets
10 – York, Crescent – Tickets
15 – Trowbridge, Emmanuel’s Yard – Tickets
16 – Swansea, Sin City – Tickets
17 – Cardiff, The Globe – Tickets
21 – Bristol, Thekla – Tickets
22 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms – Tickets
23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – Tickets
29 – Huddersfield, The Parish pub – Tickets
30 – Glasgow, Oran Mor – Tickets
31 – Newcastle, Cluny – Tickets
Nov 2021
4 – Liverpool, The Leaf Café –
5 – Blackpool, Bootleg Social – Tickets
6 – Preston, The Ferret – Tickets
13 – Guildford, Boileroom – Tickets
14 – Southampton, Joiners – Tickets
15 – Brighton, Komedia – Tickets
27 – London, Bush Hall – Tickets
Dec 2021
4 – Manchester, The Bread Shed – Tickets
5 – Leeds, Brudenell Social – Tickets
16 – Runcorn, Brindley Theatre – Tickets

Apr 2022
23 – Dublin, Academy 2 – Tickets

Tickets (apart from Ireland)

New Music!

Gomm’s dizzying technique truly serves each piece, rather than overindulging in flashy mastery for its own sake. More than a mere “fingerstyle guitarist” album, “The Faintest Idea” is an artistic full-course meal which gets more satisfying with each tasting” ~ Scott Medina (The Faintest Idea Album Review, Sonic Perspectives, 2020)

Little Boots

26/10/21 The Deaf Institute, Manchester – Tickets
28/10/21 Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London – Tickets

“Little Boots gives us an inspiring story of self-realisation and a brilliant album. Which is better than perfection, anyway” ~ NME

Estas Tonne – Tour

Original dates have been postponed to new dates below. Tickets remain valid.

Estas Tonne’ international autumn tour-2020 is dedicated to an amazing phenomenon – a special state of revelation that comes each time, when perception interacts with creativity, pushing the boundaries of our inner, spiritual landscape. He performs 2 exclusive UK shows.

At the London show he is joined by Michael Shrieve on drums.

5th Nov 2021 – Union Chapel, London – TICKETS
8th Nov 2021 – Liberty Hall, Dublin – TICKETS

Watch the Flamenco master here

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Tour

The original dates scheduled for autumn 2020 have been postponed until summer 2021 as below, and a London date has been added!

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown On Tour With New Show

The God of Hellfire says:

“Come celebrate with us in the new immersive multimedia tour by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. ‘A Human Perspective‘. The show that Kingdom Come always wanted to do in the 70s. Now possible with the latest developments in technology. A full evening of “psychedelic individuality, ingenuity and madness.”
Featuring great musicians, iconic dance, stunning visuals, and sonic adventure.
This is your chance to be part of the whole genuine psychedelic experience.
Come dressed as elaborately, creatively, flamboyant or low key as you feel….
All of life is there. Come celebrate!” 


May 26 2022 – Whitley Bay Playhouse – TICKETS

May 27 2022 – Sale Waterside – TICKETS

May 28 2022 – Tewkesbury Roses – TICKETS

Jun 10 2022 – Swindon Wyvern – TICKETS

Jun 11 2021 – Leeds City Variteties – TICKETS

Jun 24 2022 – Lowestoft Marina – TICKETS

Jun 25 2022 – London Bush Hall – TICKETS

An Evening With Shirley Ballas – Tour

Enjoy an evening being enthralled with stories from Shirley Ballas’ facinating career as a latin dancer and judge on Strictly Comes Dancing

Tickets On Sale – 10am Monday 1st March 2021 – Here

This event will be in socially distanced seated format.

Saturday 29th May 2021 at Grand Central Hall Liverpool

Friday 4th June 2021 at Forum Birmingham

Sunday 6th June 2021 at Clapham Grand London

Shirley Ballas is a champion ballroom dancer, world-renowned dance teacher and adjudicator, and the head judge of BBC1’s flagship show Strictly Come Dancing

Originally from Wallasey, Shirley has been dancing since the age of seven. She is three-time British Open to the World Latin American champion, ten-time United States Latin American champion, and multiple-time British National champion. By 21, Shirley had won nearly every major title she competed in worldwide. She is the only person to have ever won the British Open to the World Latin American Championships in Blackpool with two different partners, and reached the finals an impressive 17 times. She still remains the youngest ever female to reach the British Open to the World Dance Championship finals. Shirley has been the recipient of three Carl Alan Awards (the Oscars of the world of dance), Teacher of the Year Award and has been inducted into both the United States and Great Britain Dance Hall of Fame.

In addition to her role on Strictly, Shirley has been seen giving masterclasses and commentating on the American series Dancing with the Stars, is a frequent panellist on Loose Women, and was the subject of BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are? She presented two series of the popular This Morning featureMatchmaker Mountain for ITV and fronted the CBBC series Our School Summer Camp. Shirley’s numerous other appearances include The Jonathan Ross Show,Britain’s Got More TalentThrough the Keyhole,Family FortunesCrystal MazeCatchphraseThe One ShowTipping Point: Lucky StarsThe Graham Norton Show and Celebrity Juice, amongst others. Further to this, Shirley was asked to lend her voice to the Puss in Boots story for the CBeebies channel in collaboration with Northern Ballet, and presented aFriday Night Is Music Night special for BBC Radio 2. 

In 2019, Shirley was one of nine celebrities selected for BBC1’s Kilimanjaro: The Return, where they climbed the 5,895 metre mountain to raise funds for Comic Relief supported projects in the UK and internationally.

Whilst Shirley continues in her role as head judge on the biggest show on British television, she has also recently fronted her own podcast, co-hosted BBC1’sMorning Live, presented on BBC Radio 2, appeared onCelebrity Sewing Bee, and released her sensational autobiography Behind the Sequins.

Cast – Liverpool

Liverpool heroes Cast are back for the annual Liverpool Christmas show, this time at the Grand Central Hall.

Saturday 12th December at Grand Central Hall Liverpool

Things are a little bit different at the moment, but we will still have the annual Cast hometown gig this December. This year due to Covid19 and the need to socially distance at live music gatherings, the show will be at Grand Central Hall, in an all seated format. Seats will be available in group bubbles of 2, 3, 4 and 5 (if you have a group larger than this then please contact the venue directly). Group bubbles should (currently) consist only of people from the same household. You can however buy tickets next to your mates in the next bubble if you act quickly and pick the right seats. There are only 400 tickets on sale, so be very quick or miss out.


Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second ‘Mother Nature Calls’ also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums, and played intermittently with the reformed La’s.

A decade later in 2012, the bands original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.

With Founding member Pete Wilkinson retiring form the band in 2013. John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar – also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) were joined by former La’s member Jay Lewis on bass.

At the end of 2015 Cast celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic album ‘All Change’, with two sold out shows at the historic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall where they played the record in it’s entirety accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The bands Latest album ‘Kicking Up The Dust’ was released on 21st April 2017. The album, Cast’s sixth studio album, was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool and was produced by resident studio legend – Alistair Groves.

Labelled ‘The Who of the 90’s’, Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.”


Highly respected and commended within their genre – Anvil are a class act you must see live. Earning fans of international star status such as Metallica and the late Lemmy of Motörhead, who expressed their unreserved admiration. Be sure not to miss the band on 21st March at O2 Islington in London.


The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

We are pleased to announce that we have added a 2nd London date for Arthur Brown, this January at Nells London.  Both shows are very different sets, so come to both!

Saturday 25th Jan 2020

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

PERSPECTIVES ON THE HUMAN ADVENTURE- A musical evening with The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, exploring light and shade, in the human adventure. 


Sunday 26th Jan 2020

New Album Launch Party

 GYPSY VOODOO. The new album by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown brought to you exclusively to launch its first public appearance

Catch the inimitable Arthur Brown perform live this winter at Nells London, playing two nights with very different sets – 25 Jan playing his hits from 6 decades of groundbreaking music, and 26 Jan debuting the new album and pivotal tracks from his illustrious and inimitable trail blazing past.


Vex Red

Vex Red are back on tour with new album, catch them at Factory in Manchester on 22nd February with Sœur and Neptune Valley.

Tickets available HERE.

Judy Collins

Judy Collins embarks on a UK tour at the beginning of next year!


11th Jan Liverpool Grand Central Hall
13th Jan RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester
14-Jan-2020 Sage Gateshead
15th Jan Nottingham Playhouse
18-Jan-2020 Town Hall and Symphony Hall – Birmingham
19-Jan-2020 Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
20-Jan-2020 Union Chapel – London
22-Jan-2020 G Live, Guildford
3-Feb-2020 The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh


Covid-19 Event & Concert Update

Due to Covid-19 and the government imposed restrictions and guidance, a number of our events are being postponed and cancelled during April and May. If you have bought tickets for one of the shows that is being effected you will be informed by email, either by us directly or via the ticket agent you purchased through. Some shows are being postponed with new dates, so please keep hold of your tickets as they remain valid. If the show is outright cancelled, you will automatically be refunded.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Injury Reserve

Rap trio from Phoenix have started the year off with a bang, dropping track ‘Jawbreaker’ in January and following it up with the release of their eponymous debut album – Injury Reserve.

In support of their latest releases, the band are set to embark on an extensive UK Tour. Catch them on 30th Oct at Phase One in Liverpool.


P.P. Arnold

Five decades after she became a ’60s icon with the timeless pop hit ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’, PP Arnold returns for a live performance at Liverpool Grand Central Hall on 18th October.

Grab your tickets HERE.

Female Voices of Metal


This November and December, a massive package headlined by LEAVES’ EYES (DE) and SIRENIA (NO) will tour all over Europe and the UK, joined by FOREVER STILL (DK), LOST IN GREY (FI) and supported by KASSOGTHA (CH).

LEAVES’ EYES has always been a band of superlatives: The international group has toured on five continents, playing concerts in more than 50 countries. Their live shows are spectacular events with breath taking stage scenery and Vikings on stage! The chart breakers LEAVES’ EYES just released their smashing single NIGHT OF THE RAVENS and a brand-new EP will be in stores at the start of the tour on November 22nd 2019!!! Welcome the Vikings!

Hitting the charts and selling out venues fully packed of happy crowds since 2001, SIRENIA is by now one of the most genre-defining bands of the gothic metal scene. The band will provide the attendees with some of the classical gothic metal masterpieces, as well as the freshest offerings from the Arcane Astral Aeons album.

FOREVER STILL, the fresh hope for Danish female metal scene, have cherished some of the most breath taking songs for every night of the tour. Currently, the band is crashing the listeners’ hearts with their last album Breathe In Colours, released earlier this year.

LOST IN GREY, a new name with yet so powerful and tight Finnish metal sound, are offering the solid melodic death metal foundation, skilfully mixed with lots of different elements ranging from symphonic to folk music. Check out their new album The Waste Land!

KASSOGTHA is hell of a groove machine from Switzerland ready to drop your headbanging faces to the stage front. The band will tour in support to their fresh EP The Call, a haunting mix of melodic, and not so melodic modern metal.

26th Nov – O2 Islington, London
28th Nov – Factory, Manchester


Judge Jules

one of the dance scene’s best-known names for more than three decades, Judge Jules for the first time ever, you’ll be able to experience the iconic tracks that have defined his career through a ten-piece live band.

22nd Nov – The Venue – LSESU, London
17th Jan – The Bread Shed, Manchester

Click HERE for tickets.

Live Forever

Live Forever (A Britpop Tribute Festival) Comes to London in November 2019

There will be Sets from some of the best tribute acts in the country including Definitely Oasis, Blur2, Pulp’d & Lucky Man with more acts to be announced over the coming months.

Definitely Oasis need no introduction and?are now, without doubt,?the best Oasis tribute act there is,?The band regularly?sell out top-class venues up and down the country and have a 5-star review rating from many Oasis fans & promoters alike?it is very clear to see why they are so highly regarded and will put on a show next November you won’t want to miss!

Expect to hear all the Oasis classics like Don’t?Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall, Rock N Roll Star, Supersonic and many more hits & b Sides.

Blur2 are the definitive tribute to Blur. Bringing you all the classic Britpop anthems you know and love like Parklife, Girls & Boys, Country house, Tender and many many many more!

This band will have you thinking its 90s all over again for more info visit:?

Pulp’d?are the Worlds number 1 tribute to Pulp! An authentic and explosive tribute to one of the biggest acts of the Britpop era!?

Featuring all the hits such?as Can You Remember The First Time, Common People, Disco 2000 and Babies with all the legendary attitude of Jarvis Cocker

Lucky Man has been performing all over the country of late to great acclaim from Richard Ashcroft & Verve fans, Andy’s, Ashcroft voice and persona on stage is uncanny, expect to hear all Richard Ashcroft & Verve classics.

Click HERE for tickets.

Sharon Shannon

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show to Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds on 11th September 2019. Joined by her band, Jim Murray acoustic guitar, Jack Maher electric guitar, vocals and Sean Regan, fiddle, percussion and beatbox, Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017’s Sacred Earth.

Recorded at Real Worlds Studios and produced by Robert Plant producer, Justin Adams, Sacred Earth features many tracks with African influences and indeed African musicians as collaborators and guests.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.


Elephant Gym

Arguably one of the most important and representing band in Taiwan, Elephant Gym who are known for melodic and emotional bass-driven tracks filled with gentle, beautiful and rhythmic guitar and drum ensembles announced their first UK and EU tour.

19th August – Oslo – London
24th August – Factory – Manchester



Get on down to BATTS live London debut on 12th August at The Social.

BATTS is the project of Melbourne based musician and space enthusiast Tanya Batt. Creating a blend of folk and rock and blending samples collected from space missions courtesy of NASA throughout her music.

BATTS has spent the past 12 months touring Australia with Sharon Van Etten, Didirri, Oliver Tank, Timberwolf and nyck and has also played home town shows supporting The Teskey Brothers, Confidence Man, I Know Leopard, Abbe May and many more Australian favourites as well as American duo Lucius and the British rockers The Magic Numbers. Also in 2018 BATTS embarked on her first international tour to the UK supporting Cub Sport and playing shows with Communion Music and Sounds Australia.

A strong obsession with space and novels helps inspire the concepts and writing within BATTS music. Creating soundscapes that take you on a journey with relatable lyrics to help the listener in whatever way needed. BATTS debut album ‘The Grand Tour’ has just been released into the world on April 12th 2019 through THAA Records and is a concept album based around NASA’s 1977 ‘Voyager’ mission.


Supported by Brooke Bentham


LOVE (ft Johnny Echols)

Love ft. original guitarist, Johnny Echols reunite one final time for a farewell UK tour next June. This is your last chance to see them.

29th June – Liverpool Grand Central Hall
30th June – Òran Mór

Grab tickets for a date in a city near you HERE.

The Wildhearts

The Wildhearts play exclusive show at Liverpool Grand Central Hall on 18th July in support of their latest release ‘Renaissance Men’, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, on Graphite Records. Listen to the cathartic Dislocated above and on all streaming platforms now.

Tickets available HERE

Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan is best known for his award winning spoken word performances. With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Stockholm, and Los Angeles, to name a few. 

Catch him on one of the dates below:

8th June – The Bread Shed
11th June – Cecil Sharp House

Tickets available HERE.

Eagle Eye Cherry London Show

20 Years on, people are still yelling “Save Tonight!” at Eagle-Eye Cherry. A true testament to his impressive song writing abilities, after captivate the world with his huge pop smash back in 90s.


Cherry returns to London to play O2 Academy Islington on 30th May. Tickets available HERE.


Natalie McCool + Abbie Ozard

Two very exclusive shows with our favourite purveyor of pop, Natalie McCool, supported by the equally captivating Abbie Ozard.

Natalie McCool is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a formidable front woman. She has amassed an army of fans and plenty of critical acclaim with her truly innovative and beautiful take on pop music. Her debut album ‘The Great Unknown’ was supported by BBC Radio 1 amongst a swell of UK press and was accompanied by two headline UK tours, a number of festival appearances (UK and Europe) and shows in South Korea, Japan, Russia and Australia.

Natalie recently completed work on her follow up. A collection of songs that capture and crystallise her memories from both childhood and adulthood, weaving deeply intimate stories that channel life’s most vital thoughts and feelings like love, jealousy and loss into a skewed mixture of lilting yet gloriously catchy pop songs. Her new album is a new beginning, having brought on board a label (Modern Sky UK) for the first time in her career, it sets an ambitious tone for this exciting artist.

Catch her on one of these dates:
25th Sept – Jimmy’s, Manchester
26th Sept – The Waiting Room, London


An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase.

Join David Rudolf, the defense attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series on 25th May at Grand Central Hall in Liverpool.

David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client and his trial preparation, and his insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case, including the blood spatter evidence, the bisexuality and Germany evidence, the discovery of the blow poke, and the genesis of the Owl Theory.



Idlewild are set to play huge show at Grand Central Hall in support of their new album, Interview Music. Catch them on 19th April in Liverpool.

Having taken a break in 2010 (the previous fifteen years seeing them turn from raucous cult curiosity to chart bothering national treasures) Friendship and the bind of their creativity brought Idlewild back together for 2015’s Everything Ever Written. With it, came critical praise, an album in the top 20, and the band selling out venues as large as they ever had. With new members Luciano Rossi and Andrew Mitchellon board, Roddy Woomble, guitarist Rod Jones and drummer Colin Newton felt a renewed sense of purpose. So much so that the week that Everything Ever Written was released, they were already back at the drawing board to start work on what would become the bold step sidewards, forthcoming album Interview Music.

Inspired, they later decamped at the end at the end of a US tour in 2016 to Los Angeles to flesh out their ideas, but it would be some years before they set themselves up at Jones’ own Edinburgh studio to finish the record. “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state – driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.”

Before finishing the album, the band performed a run of shows to celebrate the anniversary for their seminal record The Remote Part. One of those shows would see them meet up once again with the producer of that record and 100 Broken WindowsDave Eringa, who would provide Idlewild with the grounding they needed to finish Interview Music. “Dave produced five songs on the album, but also brought a focus back to the band, and actually made us finish it!” admits Woomble “He made it sound like us,”

This is no more apparent than on opener ‘Dream Variations’; with its echoing, fever-dream melody, chiming fizzing riff, and vocal harmonies, before taking a surprise left-turn and drifting into a waltz-like trance. Much like the rest of the record, it has the indie-rock DNA of the band, but mutated in new and strange ways. ‘Same Things Twice’ takes the fire of the heavier highlights like ‘A Modern Way Of Letting Go’ or ‘Little Discourage’, but carries it with a more mature grace. Then ‘I Almost Didn’t Notice’ and ‘Mount Analogue’ make for record’s centre-pieces as playful, adventurous and strange – driven by abandon but still loyal to all that you want from Idlewild; not least for Woomble’s lyrics. Here you’ll find another tapestry of riddles written to “celebrate vagueness”. “What’s really important about Idlewild is that we are basically punk rock kids,” concludes Woomble. “No one ever taught us how to play anything. We formed a band and we learned. In our own way. We were inspired by the bands we saw just getting up on stage, making a noise and exchanging ideas, and trying to change your ideas. That’s principally what the band still do. I’m not a kid rolling around screaming into a microphone on the floor anymore, but that ideal is still at our core.”

Interview Musicis due for release on 5th April 2019via Empty Words.