Melton Gig Guide: March 6 to 8

Band From County Hell perform at the Generous Briton on Friday EMN-150403-093206004

Band From County Hell perform at the Generous Briton on Friday EMN-150403-093206004

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Celtic band Govannen bring traditional and contemporary Irish songs as well as blues and rock ‘n’ roll at The Royal Horseshoes, in Waltham, on Friday.

Expect fiddle, Irish whistles, bodhran, guitar, keyboards and Cajun drum.

Lincolnshire’s The Band from County Hell (Generous Briton, Friday) have been described as one of the most exciting and original Celtic rock bands on the circuit. Apart from their recording success, BFCH are loved for their performances, high on energy, sincerity and humour.

The Dark Horses arrive at The White Hart on Friday boasting experienced musicians playing the best 70s rock with a few 60s and 90s thrown in.

Leicester’s rockabilly pioneers the Drugstore Cowboys (Noels, Friday) have their foundations set in the country/rockabilly style, but their sound draws from much more.

Talented Leicestershire trio Maximum Jam play the Grapes on Saturday with one common musical passion – to replicate the music of The Jam.

The Generous Briton has all the ingredients for a fantastic night of music on Saturday with popular three-piece band Indigo. Dancing shoes are a must.

The Likes perform one of only a few public gigs this year at the Noels on Saturday. The set will feature the ever-popular rap section along with plenty of anthems.

The Veltones play The Sugar Loaf, in Ab Kettleby, on Saturday, performing scarcely-heard classics with great harmonies. Look out for a spot of rapping from drummer Paul.

The Fentones Lite (Noels, Sunday) perform a cool mix of rock’n’roll, pop and ballads from Elvis to Elton, Skynyrd to Nat King Cole. They combine chilled acoustic tunes with electric licks and boogie piano.

Stamford indie rock group The Wayfarers play the Crown, Melton, on Sunday and play Nirvana, Buzzcocks, Strokes, Smiths, Doors, The Who and Oasis.