CANADIAN band April Moon (formerly called Magic Trees, and who have spent the last 12 months based in these parts), have a number of gigs coming up.
They have been working on a live show featuring blisteringly, bluesy electric guitar solos, tight vocal harmonies and sweet, jangly acoustic guitar with a full band sound. They cover songs from artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie and the Beatles, and throw in a few tunes of their own.
They’ll be rocking The Plough in Freckleton tomorrow (9.30pm) and Gillespies in Blackpool next Friday (9.30pm). They will also be appearing at an exhibition of Female Poets and Inspirational Women of the First World War at the Art Deco Cafe in Stanley Park with a relaxed afternoon acoustic set on Monday.
* ONE of the country’s most famous and enduringly popular early music groups, who have pioneered the appreciation of music from earlier centuries, are in town tomorrow.
Glynis and Brian Radford present ‘Tis the Season to be Merry’ at Poulton Methodist Church.
The classically trained pair have travelled throughout Europe and beyond to research repertoire and to add to their formidable collection of authentic and reproduction instruments.
Their recitals are as decorative as they are musical presented in costumes appropriate to the period of music they are performing.
Tomorrow’s programme begins at 1pm and admission is £7 (Fylde Arts Members £5) Hot lunches price £4 are available from the church from 11.30am. For further details call 01772 682987.
* VETERAN Rockers Contraband are on at The Belle Vue on Whitegate Drive on Saturday.
Formed by ex-members of well known local bands The Deadbeats and Ruff Diamonds, the experienced five-piece rock outfit will be playing a mixture of classic and modern anthems.
The gig begins around 9.30pm and entry is free.
* Wyreless Acoustic have gigs coming up over the next two nights.
Tomorrow they play the Burlington in Blackpool, on Saturday they’re at The Queens in Layton.
* HORRIBLE Histories, a show popular with kids and adults alike, has started a four-day run at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool town centre.
Two shows - Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians - are showing until Saturday.
Horrible Histories author Terry Deary is making an appearance at the theatre on Saturday at 4.15pm to sign books and merchandise.
Go to www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk for further details and to book.
* DJ’s Jimmy Scriv and Mick Ellis, plus guest Rod Allsworth, will be spinning soul and Motown tunes at the Devonshire Club on George Street on Saturday.
Groovin at the Devy starts at 8.30pm, with the music going on until 1.30am. Admission is free.