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17 July 2019 at 11:05 am

Amazing Music this Autumn

Article Author:
Edward Dixon

Do you love Amazing Music? We will have something for you at the Drill Hall

Autumn is nearly upon us- and so as always the Drill Hall has organised some amazing musical acts for your pleasure. Love your folk, rock, tribute or original acts? Come take a look at our latest lineup. The Drill Hall also welcomes back Andy Fairweather-Low, Sinfonia Viva and, of course, Lesley Garrett. You will also be blown away by the newcomers to Lincoln- The Unthanks and Sinatra: Raw.

Remember that most of our events have ‘dynamic pricing,’ so the sooner you book, the cheaper the tickets are. We will love to see you here.


Andy Fairweather Low (8 September)

Andy Fairweather Low and His Big Band

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60’s saw them clock up hit after hit such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, and ‘( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice’. Since then he’s worked with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Who, BB King, Van Morrison, and many more.

A remarkable band, a remarkable front man.

Whole Lotta Led (20 September)

Whole Lotta Led will be performing a series of Led Zeppelin II shows to celebrate this incredible album. The first half of these special shows will consist of a selection of songs from Led Zeppelin’s vast back catalogue. The second half will feature the whole of Led Zeppelin II played in the same sequence as the original LP. Don’t miss this special celebration of this timeless album.

“You’re getting great reviews, I wish you all the best”JIMMY PAGE

Sinatra – Raw (4 October)

Richard Shelton as Frank Sinatra

You’re invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement. The air’s electric and the crowd jockey for position at his last intimate show. This is the 2 am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.

Sinfonia Viva (6 October)

Sophie Rosa by Helen Rae

Mozart – Divertimento

Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in D Minor

Grieg – Two Nordic Melodies

Suk – Serenade for Strings

The Unthanks (17 October)

The Unthanks folk Emily Bronte Song cycle

The Unthanks invite us into the darkly passionate world of Emily Brontë, with a song cycle bearing all the quiet beauty they are known and loved for. Commissioned to mark Brontë’s 200th birthday, and using her original cabinet piano to write on, Yorkshire born Unthanks composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of her poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Swing Wing (1 November)

We welcome the wonderful Royal Air Force Swing Wing back to Lincoln Drill Hall this autumn. RAF Swing Wing is a big band belonging to the Band of the RAF College based at RAF Cranwell.

From original greats such as Glenn Miller and Ted Heath, to more modern artists like Gordon Goodwin and Michael Bublé, there is always a variety of different styles

Lesley Garrett (3 November)

Opera singer Lesley Garrett

Join Britain’s most popular soprano Lesley Garrett, for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Accompanied by, and in conversation with Anna Tilbrook, Lesley’s behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.

“A natural effervescent and powerhouse voice”Financial Times

Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland (7 November)

Barbara Dickson

Barbara Dickson and pianist Nick Holland, explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level in this special acoustic performance. The pair perform a range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.