How to build on the success of last year’s 7 Days in May, pondered the programmers at Kingsteignton Parish Church? It took them nearly a year, but here’s their answer – 8 Days in May! Brilliant in its simplicity with a simply brill line-up, which adds a night of comedy with Barbara Nice to seven exceptional nights of music, which are:
May 5: Eleanor McEvoy
Naked Music is Eleanor’s new album, her music played in solitude in a beautiful farm-recording studio in Norfolk. The stage is set with her electric guitar, acoustic guitar, violin, piano and a small amp. What follows, enthralled houses across Ireland Germany and the UK
May 7: An Acoustic Evening with Nine Below Zero’s frontmen Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham
Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material.
May 10: Daphne’s Flight
For the uninitiated Daphne’s Flight are Chris While, Christine Collister, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harold and Helen Watson.
In 2017 they will release their new album ‘Knows Time, Knows Change’ (have a sneaky listen on their site and have a sneaky gander at a kitchen-table rehearsal below) and will be touring the UK throughout May and at summer festivals and the Kingskerswell Parish Church people are delighted to say they’re booked!
May 12: Steve Knightley
Steve Knightley will be combining material from ‘ Off the Beaten Track’ and ‘All at Sea’ recordings for his solo ‘Landlocked’ tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Here’s a fab and intimate insight into Steve, songwriting and Ted Hughes.
May 13: Barbara Nice ‘Raffle’ 14+
Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!
With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.
May 14: Kate Dimbleby
What’s your song? Not your favourite song but the one inside you that defines who you are? Kate Dimbleby has spent 20 years singing other people’s stories – hiding behind Peggy Lee, Bessie Smith, Dory Previn, but a voice in her head kept nagging “What’s my story and why aren’t I singing it?’
Featuring songs from Kate’s sixth album (as heard on Radio 2) Songbirds is created with just a vocal looper and a head full of memories, inspired by ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ vocal virtuoso and mentor Bobby McFerrin.
May 19: Terry Reid
Terry Reid, Superlungs as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to, says the blurb. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music.
Terry has been on national tours in the UK for many years and 2017 will bring him back over from America once again.
May 20: Charlie Dore with Julian Littman
A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to share her brand new album, Dark Matter. (Plus support from Peter James Millson & Totnes Pop Up Choir.)
More info www.worldunlimited.co.uk
(from a press release)