Acoustic Music Night Sat 30th Aug
This amazing line-up of acoustic songwriters, guitarists and singers bring the whole spectrum of the acoustic music to life in Taunton on Saturday Aug 30th and an excellent price for hearing from 4 up coming and well-seasoned artists from a range of genres.
We are very excited to have
- James Hollingsworth
- Phil Evans
- Rhiane Hacker
- Nick Parker
Licensed bar available.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment or refusal on the door.
About The Artists
James has an amazing voice and is a superb songwriter and performer. Reviews of James’s work says it all:
“Fascinating one man band James Hollingsworth conjures some wonderful soundscapes with guitar effects and loops to create colour and build the suspense.” – Somerset Guardian 2014
“Great original stuff from this songmeister, James is a true talent, refreshingly inventive and accessible.” – The Queen’s Head, Monmouth
“A Marvel!” – Rose and Crown, Charlbury
“I never have to use any Auto-Tune on James’ voice” – Alf Kingston
“truly a phenomenal experience” – Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton
“A true exponent of the modern British singer/songwriter – a real gem” – Monmouthshire Music “guitar wizard” – 5 Best gigs – The Independent
“if you get a chance, see James play as soon as possible…” – The Wiltshire Ocelot
“James has always impressed us with his thoughtful & lyrical songs. Superb singing & delicate guitar work make for a captivating performance.” Seend Acoustic Club 2014
“folky, soulful, insightful, emotional and his audience banter was there in spades” – The Wiltshire Ocelot
“a solo singer/guitarist full of charisma and star quality” – Get Ready to Rock
“rich vocals, excellent guitar and great humour” – Get Ready to Rock
“awestruck by his powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and refreshing onstage chat” – TSMRadio.net
“one of the best song writers in the country.” – Bristol Rocks
“extraordinary vocal and a genius guitar player.” – Seend Acoustic Club
As an accomplished guitarist Phil Evans became lead guitarist for various bands working alongside top professional musicians playing clubs, pubs and festivals in the South and South West of England, and also in Spain.
In the last 2 years, Phil has concentrated on a solo career with a vast style of music in his repertoire ranging from Country/Pop to Heavy Rock played acoustically, ideal for any occasion.
Bristol born but Somerset raised, Rhiane Hacker grows and captivates with sweet, endearing vocals and accompaniment on guitar, hypnotizing our ears to lead us through the lyrical stories of teenage love.
Glastonbury (UK) based Nick Parker was 13 when he first picked up a guitar and tried to string together a few chords. By 14 he had put down the guitar and picked up the mandolin. Not least of all because he wanted to be in his brother, Ant’s band and they needed a mandolin player.
The first few gigs came and went, under the name ‘The Mandolin Brothers’ (genius) before they changed their name to ‘Why?’ (equally genius) and they spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues around the UK and Europe, reeling out their folk/rock/skiffle (latterly known as friffle) sillyness to sweaty teens and twentysomethings.
In February 1998 Nick finally put down his eight string and picked up a six (mainly because his fingers had gotten too fat for the intricacies of a mandolin) and started guitar band ‘Tobermory’.
After various false starts, a few flirtations with industry ‘big’ boys and a few mini tours to Germany (including one where they went all the way to the east for a three gig weekend, two of which were cancelled) Tobermory played their last gig in 2004.
‘The Gadabout Crowd’ was next on Nick’s ‘to do’ list, which was more of a folky/rocky affair. The crowd dispersed after only a few months of gatherment and Nick decided to go it alone.
Now under the name of ‘Nick Parker’ (again quite clever), Nick has recorded his first solo album. Produced and engineered by former band mate Luke Stidson, the 12 track album ‘The King of False Alarms’ was recorded on location in a quiet cottage in North Devon during the terribly sunny June of 2010.
Playing his tongue-firmly-in-cheek folky/country/straggly songs, Nick’s solo live shows are as intimate and light-hearted as they are passionate and downright sweaty.
His second album Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird is due out in the summer of 2014 on Tonetoaster Records throughout Europe.
So if you are looking for great acoustic night out chilling in one of the most creative buildings in Taunton then be sure to boo your tickets for the CICCIC Acoustic Music Nights.
Don’t forget. It cheaper to buy tickets online than it is on the door.