Future gigs & bookings

Updated  Monday 11th December 2017 at 10pm 

Past gig details can now be found on the archive page. These will be transferred every few weeks to keep the list fresh and help you find the next gig more easily.

Tuesday 28th November 2017 @2pm Howson Care Centre, Marton Road Willingham-By-Stow DN21 5JU Elderly residential home with 90 residents plus day visitors. Christmas – themed programme with slide show.  We have not visited this venue before. The venue has a suitable wall so no need to bring screen. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS 

Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 2pm an hour of Christmas – themed music for patients and their carers Manthorpe Centre (NHS hospital / care home style entertainment) Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG NB Do not buy a pay & display car park ticket. Upon arrival, go to the Manthorpe Unit / Ward reception area and Chris will be there to meet us and give each driver a paper free – parking ticket to put in your windscreen whilst you are there.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 @ 3pm St Hughes Church Harewood Crescent North Hykeham LN6 8JG stage and sound system, slide show, seated afternoon singalong concert programme of around 75 minutes for the church and local residents with tea and coffee served afterwards. Free parking and on – street parking available. NB Esther is not available for this gig.

 Wednesday 6th December 2017  1030 – 1115  Coffee Fellowship at Central Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PR (next to Shaw’s furniture shop).  Parking alongside the church for 6 cars if parked tidily.

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th December 2017 Lincoln Christmas Market
Outdoor Busking at The Lawns. The nature of busking means we may move around depending on weather etc. meet to set up 15 minutes before start time in the area of the Lawns. NB Christmas market will all be on foot as cars are not allowed in the zone.
3pm- 4pm and 6pm-7pm then immediately to Tesco fish counter for rehearsal
Meet at Stokes Blue room 2pm if you’d like a chance at playing in there beforehand then busking pitch 3pm – 4pm (between hot chocolate stall and white tent in The Lawn)
Saturday 4pm – 5pm busking pitch
Sunday 2pm – 3pm busking pitch 

Tuesday 12th December 2017 @7:30 pm set up and get started playing at around 8pm Nettleham WI Christmas concert village hall Brookfield Avenue LN2 2SS evening buffet projector for singalong lyrics but no screen required as there is a wall at the venue. This is the modern village hall in the residential road, not the old building on the main road. Plenty of on – street parking as this is a residential area.  buffet meal at some point during the evening. BRING ALL SONGBOOKS AND BE PREPARED TO SING JERUSALEM if need be (you don’t have to play it, we have that in hand, just be prepared to sing) Tuesday beginners’ group will go ahead in Burton Road Methodist Church as usual, so Tuesday beginners may still go to their normal Tuesday session, as this will be the last beginner Tuesday of 2017. 


Ann, my wife, is a member of Nettleham W.I. and I have just been reading the latest “gigs & bookings”.  The W.I. don’t meet until 7.30, so I presume don’t get going until 7.45.  Setting up will start around 6.30.  I think that the band will be playing nearer to 8.00pm.   They have no screen, I have already mentioned this to Will.
I gather that they have been trying to make contact, the number they have has been rung several times and messages left.
I will be there, with Ann, at around 6.30 so can take care of whomever arrives around then and once the water has boiled a drink can be available.
I gather that they have been trying to make contact, the number they have has been rung several times and messages left.
I will be there, with Ann, at around 6.30 so can take care of whomever arrives around then and once the water has boiled a drink can be available.

Wednesday 13th December 2017 @ 2pm Brant Ward Fen Lane North Hykeham LN6 8UZ Care Home Christmas programme BRING PROJECTOR BUT NOT SCREEN as there is a suitable wall at the venue. BRING OWN CHAIRS

Thursday 14th December 2017 afternoon Good Companions 1 hour (Senior Citizens) musical entertainment Christmas Party Swinderby village hall, Bulpit Road, Swinderby  LN6 9LT. Magic act at 2pm, ukulele band at 2:30 pm for an hour Wall behind the stage OK for slide show, so bring projector but not screen.

Thursday 14th December 2017 evening Band Christmas party, fun and party pieces and buffet at the Labour Club Grafton House, Newland LINCOLN LN1 1XJ Tickets £6 each including meal available from Gill.

Saturday 16th December 2017 @ 2:30pm seated singalong post – lunch Senior Citizens entertainment with projector lyrics & shout – out quiz. BRING SCREEN Washingborough Forget – me – not club Community Centre Fen Road, Washingborough LN4 1AB

Monday 18th December 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue LN6 0ED care home Christmas entertainment – bring your seats and all books.

Thursday 21st December 2017 @ 10:30am Cherry Willingham U3A Christmas – themed concert & singalong Reepham and Cherry Willingham Village Hall Hawthorn Road Reepham LN3 4DU Bring projector, not screen. Shout – out type questions, not written.

Friday 22nd December 2017 @ evening times and setlist TBC seated Christmas concert St Mary Le Wigford, next to Rail station, Lincoln Central. Collaboration with local choirs, Christmas carol, popular and secular musical show. NB parking is in public pay – and – display car parks, the cheapest is probably the rail station long – term car park which has reduced rates in the evenings.

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Tuesday 9th January 2018 @ 1230pm Derek Miller Court, Newland Street West, Lincoln, LN1 1RB (Off Carholme Rd) Elderly care home slide show and singalong in large hall.

Monday 15th January 2018 @ 7.00 for 7.30 finishing at 9.00 pm. for elderly people who have had strokes. Civic offices, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln  LN6 8EY. only 5/6 band members required due to the size of the venue, plenty of parking for all band members. BRING PROJECTOR BUT NOT SCREEN.

Wednesday 7th February 2018 @ 2pm Blind Club singalong Methodist church hall, Chapel Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln There is parking at the chapel but not many spaces once all our volunteer drivers have arrived. If there is no room then the Co-Op car park over the road is available.

Tuesday 20th February 2018 @5:30pm Ermine House Care home Laughton Way, LN2 2EZ parking at venue and on street nearby. bring projector but not screen as the venue has a built – in screen.

Saturday 10th March 2018 @ 5pm Jo’s birthday party two sets at Fiskerton Village Hall LN3 4HW

Thursday 5th April 2018 @10am – 12 noon Dementia Buddies cafe at the Community Hub (Former library in East Street Nettleham LN2. Plenty of on – street parking available. Elderly singalong show.

Thursday 12th April 2018 @2:30pm Co-op ladies group entertainment with slide show St Mary Le Wigford by Lincoln Central Rail station.

Thursday May 3rd 2018 St Peter at Gowts Ladies Fellowship building off Sibthorp Street opposite church on the corner of Sibthorp Street and High street 2pm start Elderly  ladies to be entertained with 1 hour musical slide show SCREEN NOT REQUIRED. Parking – some on street one – hour free parking slots may be available but otherwise, parking is limited to pay and display in the city centre.

Weekend 11 – 13 May 2018 GNUF Huddersfield

Wednesday 16th May 2018 Elderberries Daytime singalong slide show for elderly social club. St Lukes Church Hall Jasmin Road Birchwood LINCOLN

Saturday May 19th 2018 @ 7pm (arrive 6:30pm to set up) SEATED CONCERT Swallowbeck Methodist Church, Newark Road, Lincoln LN6 8RZ  evening concert to raise funds and awareness of Christian Aid’s work, on the final day of Christian Aid Week 2018. There are pictures of Swallowbeck Methodist Church on the website www.swallowbeckmethodistchurch.org which will give you some idea of the layout of both the church and the church hall. There are 16 car parking spaces in front of the church, and additional car parking is available behind the dentist’s surgery next door. Disabled access to the church is via the footpath on the right hand side of the building, and this door is also the emergency exit, so needs to be kept clear. The church hall, further down the footpath, is fully accessible, including the toilets.  programme of around 45mins, refreshment break of 30 minutes, then a second half of between 30 and 45minutes. There will also be a short audio visual presentation of Christian Aid’s work

Saturday 16th June 2018 @daytime Dunholme Village Fete between 12 midday and 4 pm Holmes Lane, Dunholme LN2 3QT adjacent to St Chad’s Church

Holmes Lane (part) will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event as the road and gardens of adjacent property and the Church will be used.
The road will be closed from 10.00 to 6.00 pm to allow for setting up and removal of stalls. This is a well attended village event with local charities, clubs and groups fundraising

Saturday 23rd June 2018 @ 2-5pm St Helens Church Gate Burton GAINSBOROUGH DN215BA garden party /church fete. Gazebo busking

Sunday 1st July 2018 set – up from 10am, 11am start playing Dunholme Lodge RAF museum Open Gardens Dunholme LINCOLN LN2 3QA  gazebo busking all day.

Saturday 7th July 2018 @   2pm to 5pm  Pembroke Priory Academy (formerly Cherry Willingham Community School). School / community gala performance

 More details to be confirmed nearer the time but the event will be on similar lines to the Galas held there in the past and which the band has played at previously. (The aim is to be bigger and better!)  the band will also be joined once again by children from the Primary School Ukulele Club and this year also the Pembroke Academy

Satruday 11st August 2018 @ 8pm  The Ark Moor Lane North Hykeham LN6 9AB for Roy Gower’s 90th birthday party, selection of 60s / 70s hits, buffet & soft drinks for the band.

1st September 2018 @ 2pm Private party. UNCONFIRMED AS YET BUT RESERVE DATE ***************************

Wednesday 28th November 2018 @ 2pm Ladies Fellowship Lamb Gardens St Giles Lincoln

12th December 2018 @ 7pm Waddington WI evening of Christmas entertainment