Music

  • MUSIC | ABBA FOREVER | SATURDAY 18 AUGUST - With recent news of a possible reunion and the release of the Mamma Mia film this Summer, there couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the seventies pop group.  From Super Trouper to Dancing Queen, expect all the hits from this acclaimed live band – known as one of the most-authentic tributes in the world. […]
  • MUSIC | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | FRIDAY 24 AUGUST - Music and comedy from the festival favourites   The Cuban Brothers’ unrivalled funk soul review blends soulful music with b-boy action and riotous comedy. From humble beginnings, Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani, Kengo Sanand Domenico have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the […]
  • MUSIC | NINEBARROW & FRIENDS | FRIDAY 31 AUGUST - Part of Lyme Folk Weekend, the multi-award winning duo, otherwise known as Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, will perform along with three of their own favourite acts – the brilliant Dorset trio Kadia, virtuoso guitarist Will McNicol, and superb a capella group The Teacups. Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across […]
  • MUSIC | MERRY HELL | SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER - Saturday night is party night of Lyme Folk Weekend with the exuberant sound one of the most exciting live bands to have emerged in recent years. Winners of both the Best Band and Best Live Band at the 2018 Folking.com awards, Merry Hell have been blazing a trail in the north of England with their […]
  • MUSIC | SHOW OF HANDS | SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER - Lyme Folk Weekend culminates with the South West favourites presenting a special one-off retrospective filled with songs from their early years together. Show of Hands began their musical journey 25 years ago here in West Dorset. The band’s first CD was recorded live in Bridport at the Bull hotel, while Steve Knightley has written a […]
  • MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS | SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER - A post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb    This is a relaxed Sunday afternoon event with the best in local musical talent. The launch is hosted by Street & Matthews, an acoustic duo who are one half of popular local band DeltaTango7. They play a selection of blues and classic songs, […]
  • TALK AND CINEMA | THE MAN FROM MO’WAX | THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - This is a South-West exclusive: the brand new BFI film, with a talk and questions from its star James Lavelle. The Man From Mo’Wax is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo’Wax and his phenomenal […]
  • MUSIC | DUOTONE | FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER -  Duotone weaves a plethora of instruments with orchestral power – including his pioneering cello playing and vocal loops. This concert marks a new album – A Life Reappearing – released on 4 May, which was inspired by a book of paintings by Victoria Crowe, which charts the life of Scottish shepherd Jenny Armstrong. Duoton learnt […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR WITH JADE GALL | SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER - Our regular jazz night overlooking Lyme Bay from our terrace bar: Jade Gall plays Blue Note’s Stanley Turrentine  Jade Gall is a classically trained saxophonist who has studied both at Dartington and the Royal Welsh College of Music. She has also rapidly become the go-to choice for jazz, swing, soul and ska bands, including ‘The […]
  • MUSIC | CHANTEL MCGREGOR | TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER - A guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!”  Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.  Chantel […]
  • MUSIC | INVISIBLE MUSIC | FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER - Invisible Music is an unforgettable, immersive, gig- theatre experience What happens when the soundtrack to your life changes; when you are listening but hearing differently? Pete Flood (arranger/percussionist with Bellowhead) and Jules Bushell, P4’s long-term sound designer, have created a 5- piece band full of acoustic delights; supported by stunning projections, this is music, and […]
  • MUSIC | JAMES & BLACK | SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER - Ffar Cotton Promotions presents the blues and soul duo that has worked alongside Gregory Porter and ZZ Top Bruce James and Bella Black joined forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been spreading their special blues and soul since.  Their music springs from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and […]
  • MUSIC | BLAIR DUNLOP | THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER - The young folk singer performs at the Marine as part of his new UK album tour for Notes from an Island Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays a show at the Marine this autumn as part of a […]
  • MUSIC | TOM ROBINSON | FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER - The 70s singer, 6Music DJ, and activist plays the classic album Power In The Darkness, alongside other hits. Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International. […]
  • SCREENING | MET OPERA: AIDA | MONDAY 8 OCTOBER - Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.   Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano […]
  • MUSIC | JON PLEASED WIMMIN | FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER - Jon Cooper AKA Jon Pleased Wimmin is a DJ who rose to fame in the club world during the 1990s with his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence. In the 80s his 3 piece Cabaret act ‘The Pleased Wimmin’ were spotted performing at Kinky Gerlinky by Danny Rampling who immediately invited them to come and […]
  • MUSIC | MARTIN CARTHY | MONDAY 22 OCTOBER - For more than 50 years he has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill has won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife […]
  • MUSIC | SAMANTHA WRIGHT QUINTET AND BELA HORVATH TRIO | TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER - Two very talented young bands play at the Marine Theatre as part of the Jazz Promotion Network’s Emerging Talent scheme Samantha Wright’s Quintet includes both clarinet and bass clarinet; inspired by the mastery of jazz greats Eddie Daniels, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Giuffre and Eric Dolphy, the quintet combines the enchanting clarinet timbres with piano, bass […]
  • MUSIC | DAT BRASS | SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER - Hailing from the streets of London and raised by its underbelly of jazz and punk music, Dat Brass are a high octane, ten piece brass outfit who have been kicking off parties and festivals across the UK. With an anthemic blend of horns, lyrical verse, pounding percussion and razor sharp scratch sounds, Dat Brass have […]
  • MUSIC | THE SIMMERTONES | FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER - One of the UK’s leading authentic ska and reggae bands. During 2016/17 The Simmertones’ live shows reached new heights, with appearances at The London International Ska Festival, Madness’ House of Fun Weekender, The Looe Music Festival, Bestival and Camp Bestival. The band are frequently played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, particularly by Jo […]
  • MUSIC | CHRIS WOOD | SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER - Chris Wood is an uncompromising guitarist and singer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always […]
  • MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: MAGGIE REEDAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER | SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER - Maggie Reeday brings her impeccable vocal style to the songs of Stevie Wonder, with Philip Clouts at the piano. Stevie Wonder is a massive figure in pop and soul music and his songs have always had a strong influence of jazz; his debut album was even called The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. Great jazz […]
  • THEATRE | POP MUSIC | TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER - A theatre and music show by the acclaimed company Paines Plough A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past. G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years […]
  • MUSIC | MARTIN TAYLOR AND MARTIN SIMPSON | SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER - Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new areas of creative inspiration.   Martin Taylor was name-checked on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show as being considered […]
  • MUSIC | FLEETWOOD BAC | THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY - The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band: endorsed by Mick Fleetwood and the only one to replicate the ‘Rumours’ line-up. Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’, Fleetwood Mac fansites, Stevie Nicks’ website; and from audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and […]