Melton Gig Guide: December 15 to 17 - Melton Times

Unforgiven headline in the Noels Arms on Friday. Unforgiven return to the venue with their infectious brand of all things good in music. It’s rock, it’s roll, it’s funky blues and soul.

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President of the Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club Adrian Cresswell presenting Charlie Fearon with his trophy and �300 for winning PHOTO: Supplied

Impressive acts win judges over in final of Vale’s Got Talent contest

Because of the high standard of performance in the eighth season of Vale’s Got Talent, the judges had a tough time deciding the top three, let alone choosing the winner.

Blues and Roots guitarist Chris Wortley PHOTO: Tim Williams

Be serenaded and enjoy a good family day out at Melton Folk Trail Festival

A plethora of folk musicians will be performing next Sunday (December 17), from 12noon to 11pm, as part of the first Melton Folk Trail Festival.

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Melton Gig Guide: December 8 to 10 - Melton Times

The Soultones headline at the Noels Arms on Friday. They’ll play the best soul and motown covers as well as some more up to date stuff thrown in as well.

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Multi-award-winning folk duo Ninebarrow headlining at Hickling

The first Village Ventures event in Hickling Village Hall this season will be Ninebarrow, a multi-award-winning folk duo, who’re impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

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Belvoir Castle to host a Christmas Musical Extravaganza for all the family

Belvoir Castle is throwing open its doors next week to host a Christmas Musical Extravaganza that is sure to get the whole family excited about the festive season.

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Melton Gig Guide: December 1 to 3 - Melton Times

Me Next And The Gimme Gimme’s step forth into the Noels Arms on Friday. They’re a tribute to the cover band Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s. Classic songs from the 60s to the present day from genres as diverse as country, western, R&B, disco, folk, Broadway musicals, diva ballads, rock ‘n’ roll and more.

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Rhythmic guitarist Mark Harrison and band to gig at Eastwell

Rhythmic slide guitar player Mark Harrison will be performing with his band at Eastwell Village Hall, on Saturday (December 2), as part of the Live@Eastwell programme.

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Melton band Marvel’s reunion gig raises more than £1,200 for still-birth charity

A fundraiser gig by indie-rock band Marvel raised £1,247 for the Forever Stars charity.

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Melton Gig Guide: November 24 to 26 - Melton Times

On Friday, at Asfordby Village Hall, it’s definitely a case of triskaidekaphobia with Asfordby Soul 12+1. The evening will feature more classic Northern and Modern Soul, Motown, R&B and the odd surprise.

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Belvoir Big Band at St James's Church, Burton Lazars PHOTO: Kumiko Barker

Church performance at Burton Lazars was a hit for Belvoir Big Band

The Belvoir Big Band played its final concert of the year at St James’s Church, Burton Lazars, on Saturday.

Accordionist Edgars Cuzinskis (left) and classical guitarist Alan Thomas (right) PHOTO: Supplied

Festive extravaganza of music at Melton’s United Reformed Church

Melton’s United Reformed Church will be celebrating Christmas with another festive extravaganza of music on Saturday.

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Popular male choir Belvoir Wassailers returning to Melton church

Welby Lane Mission Church in Melton is hosting an annual concert by the popular Belvoir Wassailers on Tuesday, November 28, at, 7.30pm.

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Nostalgic vinyl related art and memorabilia exhibition ‘Turntable Treasure’ at Melton’s Fourwalls

A vintage collectibles business has teamed up with a rare record dealer to host an exhibition of nostalgic vinyl related art and memorabilia in Melton.

Matt Chubb singer in Dave The Rock Band PHOTO: Paul 'Manny' Manson

Melton Gig Guide: November 17 to 19 - Melton Times

The White Lion plays host to The Rogues on Friday. The Rogues were formed a little over two years ago by Rob Peasant (vocals and guitar) and Lee Jaimes (vocals and percussion). Rob and Lee worked together in Leicester band The Boys of 61 for four years before deciding to try their hand at an occasional duo gig.

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Melton Gig Guide: November 9 to 12 - Melton Times

Melton Gig Guide: November 9 to 12 - Melton Times

Remember, remember the 9th of November. The Noels Arms is hosting another Wax Comical Comedy Chip Shop evening tonight. Opening this time will be Steff Todd and closing the show will be Roger Monkhouse. There’s a new number for ordering your grub, it’s 07732 653500.

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Howard Rose with Eva Finnemore (12), who launched a fundraising campaign to replace his stolen guitars, and Icon Music owner Tom Griggs, who loaned and donated instruments to Howard EMN-170611-105141001

Schoolgirl Eva replaces Melton singing star’s stolen guitars with £2,500 fundraising drive

A 12-year-old girl has been thanked by Melton singing star Howard Rose after she helped raise £2,500 to replace treasured guitars and music equipment he lost in a van burglary.

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Residents complain about sleepless nights caused by late night Melton raves

Residents on the outskirts of Melton say they have had sleepless nights because of loud music coming from two suspected raves in the early hours of the morning.

Millstone Grit performing PHOTO: Jenny Harby

Review: Church concert in Scalford was rip-roaring success

There was a real treat in store for villagers from Scalford and the surrounding area on Saturday, October 28, as the church, St Egelwin’s, hosted a concert in support of repairs to its roof, writes Jenny Harby.

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Marky Frisby (left), Lion Barbara Fraser and Lion president Sabrina Tate (centre) with Dan Hadfield, Howard Rose and Colour Colour band members PHOTO: Derek Whitehouse

Melton Lions charity night of song with Dan Hadfield and Howard Rose’s band Colour Colour raises £2,000

Music lovers were treated to two excellent performances when the UK’s number one Gary Barlow tribute act, Dan Hadfield, and Melton star Howard Rose with his band Colour Colour, performed exciting sets at Melton Theatre.

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