Melton Gig Guide: June 8 to 13 - Melton Times

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“Boom! June is going to be rocking so please come knocking!” The Noels Arms is the venue to be at to enjoy another Wax Comical comedy evening tonight. On the bill this time is Jon Pearson, Aaron Twitchen, Jane Hill, Laura Monmouth, Dan Mayo and Duncan Oakley.

On Friday, Monroe gig at the Noels Arms. The acoustic duo, Ian and Polly, draw influence from Ian’s extensive jazz background and Polly’s diverse tastes. They will play music ranging from pop to jazz, blues to soul and indie to dance.

The Carington Arms in Ashby Folville hosts The Mark Bolton Show on Friday. Mark is an award winning vocalist. At this gig he’s teaming up with top singing sensation Louise Bedford.

Friday sees The Thin White Dukes return to the Genny B. It was hardly a small affair when the band exploded onto the Melton music scene last year. The Thin White Dukes are a new David Bowie tribute band fronted by Paul and ‘Scampi’ Schamp.

Govannen will headline at The Royal Horseshoes, in Waltham-on-the-Wolds, on Saturday. As always there will be jigs and reels, and traditional and contemporary Irish songs.

Ten2Ten will perform at the Genny B on Saturday. The four-piece classic rock covers band will have a set that runs from AC/DC to ZZ Top.

The Noels Arms have booked The Mix Tapes on Saturday. The Mix Tapes are a talented five-piece band who play a mix of songs from all decades. The group usually perform everything from the Human League through to Thin Lizzy.

Saturday sees The Vertigo Tarts play at The Grapes. Their set will include well-known hits from the likes of Thin Lizzy, Status Quo, REM, Free, Pink Floyd, Cockney Rebel, Elvis and many more.

Red Lips, an acoustic duo, will be back at the Noels Arms on Sunday. Red Lips are a dynamic duo comprised of the soulful, powerful vocals of Amy Morson Liggins and the impressive guitar playing and vocals of Benn Hartmann. Pop covers with Amy and Benn sharing lead and harmony on vocals, they have a diverse set list of songs that appeal to every generation.

The Geese and Fountain at Croxoton Kerrial is putting on another acoustic night on Sunday. Those who wish to entertain should be ready with a song or an instrument. Everyone is welcome to take part or just listen.

Tuesday sees Melton Folk Club gather at The Crown hosted by Adrian Kerr.