VENUE NEWS: Upcoming music at Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, York

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Further information and tickets: https://www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk/index.asp

January

Boss Caine – Friday 25 January. FREE live music as part of PAC’s ever popular Busking-In-The-Bar sessions. Bar opens at 7pm, music from 8pm.

Chris Smither – Tuesday 29 January, 8pm. A welcome return for ultimate bluesman Chris Smither, showcasing his new album ‘Call Me Lucky’. Support from The Suitcase Junket. Tickets £16, plus Friends of PAC rate.

February

Jason Donovan: Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour – Monday 4 February, 8pm & Tuesday 5 February, 8pm. See the musician, actor and TV personality like never before. Celebrating his 50th birthday this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I’m A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more. SOLD OUT – Waiting list available, contact the Box Office for more details.

Dave Keegan – Friday 8 February. FREE live music as part of PAC’s ever popular Busking-In-The-Bar sessions. Bar opens at 7pm, music from 8pm.

Holy Moly & The Crackers – Saturday 16 February. Described as gypsy folk & roll they are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Their song ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ was featured in Ocean’s 8. SOLD OUT. Waiting List available, contact the Box Office for more details.

Fisherman’s Friends – Sunday 17 February. The Cornish fishermen turned signed artists embark on their first tour of 2019. Expect an evening on rollocking shanties and bawdy humour along with a sprinkling of nautical nonsense. SOLD OUT. Waiting list available, contact the Box Office for more details.

Me, Thee & E – Friday 22 February. FREE live music as part of PAC’s ever popular Busking-In-The-Bar sessions. Bar opens at 7pm, music from 8pm.

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio – Sunday 24 February, 8pm. The former Cockney Rebel frontman returns to PAC for a show that promises subtle lyricism, great improvisation and rocky rhythms. He’ll be joined by Cockney Rebel bandmates Barry Wickens (violin & guitar) and James Lascelles (piano & percussion). SOLD OUT. Waiting list available, contact the Box Office for more details.

The Searchers: Farewell Concert Tour 2019 – Wednesday 27 February. Join the sixties sensations for their farewell ‘solo’ concert, featuring many album tracks and well-known favourites, plus anecdotes and a look back on their remarkable career before retirement. SOLD OUT. Waiting list available, contact the Box Office for more details.

March

Sinfonia Viva Orchestra: Wait? What? – Friday 1 March, 1pm & 5pm. Interactive performance featuring new orchestral music written & presented by composer Jack Ross and performed by the award-winning Sinfonia Viva. Post concert chance to take part in musical and artistic activities with Viva musicians. Tickets £6 adults, £5 children.

John Peel’s Shed – Wednesday 27 March, 7.30pm. Storyteller, poet and Radio 4 regular John Osborne goes back on tour with his 2011 sell-out Edinburgh show John Peel’s Shed. The acclaimed production enjoyed a 60-date UK tour, including Soho Theatre and Glastonbury festival. It was adapted for Radio 4 and is now back on tour. Tickets £12 advance, £14 door & £7 (Under 21s).

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham – Thursday 28 March, 8pm. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Tickets £18.
Strangers on a Train Set – Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm. Enjoy a whistle stop tour from Lip Service Theatre that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach. Tickets £13 advance, £15 door, £9 (Under 21s).

Colin Blunstone – Friday 5 April, 8pm. Founding member of The Zombies and a successful singer/songwriter in his own right, hailed by The Times as “Probably the most quintessentially English pop voice of its generation.” Tickets £20.

April

The Unthanks: Unaccompanied, As We Are. Tuesday 23 April, 8pm. After recent orchestral explorations ‘The Unthanks’ are going back to basics, singing in unaccompanied harmony, with ‘Unthanks’ member Niopha Keegan making it a vocal trio. Featuring new material and arrangements, alongside more familiar Unthanks material. SOLD OUT. Waiting List available, contact Box Office for more details.

Whole Lotta Led – Friday 10 May, 8pm. Whole Lotta Led will be performing a series of shows in 2019 to celebrate 50 years of one of the greatest albums of all time, Led Zeppelin II. Containing such classics as ‘Ramble On’, ‘Thank You’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love’, this LP catapulted Led Zeppelin from just another ‘60s blues group to one of the most influential and successful bands of all time. Tickets £20.

The Fureys – Tuesday 14 May, 8pm. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 41 years, including former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former Irish President Mary McAleese, and the late Pope John Paul. Expect tears, laughter, sadness and joy from this world-class folk band. Tickets £20.

Eddi Reader – Thursday 27 June. Eddi is celebrating her 40th year as a live performer, a career that started in 1978, singing on Scottish country rock tours before appearing on worldwide festival and concert hall stages with Gang of Four and Fairground Attraction and then embarking on a successful solo career that continues to this day. Tickets £25.