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Martin Stephenson
Date: 23rd September 2017
Details:  MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UK’s best-loved musicians for 30 years.

New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he’s intermittently fronted through a string of albums – and hundreds of gigs – since his teens in the North East.

Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson’s “must see” live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.

The Daintees’ critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson’s songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth – so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s.

Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson’s lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country.

CALIFORNIA STAR continues his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, and is the perfect middle-age bookend on a discography now amounting to 40 albums

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated upstairs on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£12/£14

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Goblin's Peter and the Wolf
Date: 24th September 2017
Details:  Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas…Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises.

Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with amazing music created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables. Combined with imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show will have children ages 4+ jumping for joy.

The show is an ideal and imaginative introduction to making music, and has a positive message about being kind to the world.

Goblin are a children’s theatre company known for their innovative use of original music and wild creativity with a dose of anarchy.
See www.goblintheatre.co.uk for more details. Illustrations © OK David Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Doors: 2:00pm

On Stage:2:30pm

£7/£5

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

WIGAN & MAKERFIELD WASPI
Date: 26th September 2017
Details:  Are you a lady born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Act (1995/2011)?

Do you live in the Wigan or Makerfield constituencies?

Wigan & Makerfield WASPI group are here for you.

We hold regular monthly meetings at Wigan Youth Zone where we share information and updates on the campaign.

All 1950s women are welcome!

Check out our Facebook page at WiganWaspi or follow us on Twitter @WIGMAKWASPI
Venue:  The Venue
Wigan Youth Zone
6pm

Riff Raff
Date: 30th September 2017
Details:  RIFF RAFF
A four piece Rock covers band from the North-West with over a decade of gigging experience covering the likes of AC/DC, Sabbath and Rainbow as well as more obscure bands such as Cinderella and Foreigner, you wont be disappointed.

Event starts at 9pm - Free Entry
Venue:  Brown Cow
The Green
Eccleston
Chorley
PR7 5TP
Website:  Click to visit

Seyes
Date: 30th September 2017
Details:  Described in Classic Rock Magazine as “Britain’s premier Yes tribute band”, SeYes present a two-hour show celebrating the quintessential prog rock experience. Concentrating on the classic seventies incarnation of the band, the show contains the brilliant Yours is No Disgrace, Roundabout, I’ve Seen All Good People, Perpetual Change… and the WHOLE of Close to the Edge!! No serious fan of prog rock will want to miss this gig!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£11 ADV/£12 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

LANKYKATS - Rocking into Fall
Date: 5th October 2017
Details:  Thursday...

FOUR LIVE BANDS

THUNDERFOOT - STILL STANDING
THE REBELS - SKY TRAIN

Still only £1 admission
Raffle prizes... and a shed-full of fun!
www.lankykats.com
Venue:  The Standish Unity Club Live Lounge
(The SUCLL)
Cross Street
Standish
WN6 0HQ
01257 424007
Website:  Click to visit

Wigan & District Speakers Club
Date: 5th October 2017
Details:  Thursday 5th October, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wigan & District Speakers Club provides a friendly and supportive setting in which you can aquire new speaking skills, gain self confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun.

The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.
New members always welcome.
Venue:  Sunshine House, Wellington St, Scholes, WN1 3SD
Website:  Click to visit

Chantel McGregor
Date: 6th October 2017
Details:  A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the year award.

If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.

When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers”

The album was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel’s versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.

Chantel’s follow up album, Like Control, again produced by Livingstone Brown, was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim.

All About Rock’s review of the album said:
‘The album in its entirety has a common theme running through of gothic imagery which makes it almost a concept album but each track stands out on its own. Chantel’s double tracked vocals are amazingly tight & the production on this album sounds loose which is a compliment to Livingstone Brown & Chantel who have obviously spent a lot of time on the arrangements. The girl can obviously shred but she does so in a very understated & despite the title of the album, a controlled way. Recommended for fans of blues, rock, Jeff Buckley, Marillion, Big & Rich, Country & Nick Drake. This is a hard album to categorize & pigeon hole which in this day & age of labels & boxes is a good thing.’

Planetmosh reviewed the album with the following comment:
‘The album is full of great guitar work, but Chantel McGregor isn’t just a guitar player – she does the vocals too and they are equally impressive. She’s got a great voice and the variety of songs on the album allows her to demonstrate a range of styles vocally. It really is a great album.’

The single, Take The Power, was playlisted for 5 weeks on Planet Rock radio.

Chantel is currently writing for her third album, debuting some of the new tracks on her 2017 tour which is currently taking place throughout the UK and Europe.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£14 ADV/ £16 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Led Into Zeppelin
Date: 7th October 2017
Details:  Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UK’s leading tribute bands. The four-piece recreate Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.

The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant on vocals, Bram Duckworth as Jimmy Page on electric guitar, Nigel Clutterbuck as John Paul Jones on bass and David Holt as John Bonham on drums.

Paul has toured all over Europe since the 1990s and is recognised as one of the best Robert Plant impersonators in the music business. Bram Duckworth is an accomplished musician who can play the guitar in any style from jazz to rock. You can also expect Bram to emulate Jimmy Page’s stage presence, complete with high jumps. Nigel Clutterbuck has played bass for over 30 years and performed alongside 1980s rock band Dare, which was fronted by former Thin Lizzy keyboardist Darren Wharton. Finally, drummer David Holt is completely self taught and has worked with Craig David, Simply Red and The Stone Roses among others.

This intimate gig at the Citadel will include classics such as Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, The Rain Song and Whole Lotta Love. A must see event for Led Zeppelin and rock music fans everywhere, Led Into Zeppelin will not disappoint!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Bootleg Blondie
Date: 13th October 2017
Details:  BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before its demise in 2006. CBGB’s was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.

The Bootlegs have played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric’s in Liverpool, and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, Bad Manners, The Beat, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Hadley and can be seen at all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard we were playing CBGB’s in New York City to wish us good luck with our show and when Clem Burke, Blondie’s charismatic drummer, found out that we were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for us to meet him to sign our bass drum skin. ‘During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK we took Clem out for a trip around London in our tour bus, he signed that too!!!!’

In 2014 Clem invited Debbie and Andy to a recording session at the Foo Fighters’ famous 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where they saw Clem and the awesome Neve mixing desk in action!

Debbie and Andy got married in March 2016 and to their great delight received two video clips from both Blondie and Debbie Harry herself congratulating them on their wedding day. What a wedding present!

And probably the best Xmas present in the world ever was in 2016 when Clem Burke came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played drums on stage with the band. Afterwards he said that watching and playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional. We were very touched by his presence!
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt! Debbie’s pride & joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie members.

Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film ‘Oliver’!

‘Good luck with your show!’ DEBBIE HARRY
‘Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional’ CLEM BURKE
‘Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!’ DEBBIE HARRY AND BLONDIE
www.bootlegblondie.com

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£12

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

 
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