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Crich Live

Saturday 12th February 2022 - 7.30pm

'Dudley - The Jazz of Dudley Moore' - Swing, humour and poignancy... a jazz joy.

Saturday 19th March 2022 - 7.30pm

Ma Bessie & The Pigfoot Band - Ma Bessie's Prohibition Party

Saturday 30th April 2022 - 7.30pm

Bonfire Radicals - Nominated for the Birmingham Music Awards 2019 'Best Folk/ Country Act'.

 

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Crich Live

Welcome to Crich Live!

Let the shows begin!

We hope you are all feeling positive about going out and enjoying community events and shows once again.

The team at Crich Live has been busy scheduling shows, and looking forward to selling tickets, for the Autumn and Winter season at the Glebe Field Centre. Brought to you in conjunction with 'Live & Local' all performances start at 7.30pm and have an interval with licenced bar available.

Please find details of the current shows listed here. And to ensure you're first in line to receive the latest information sign up to our mailing list.

To find out more about Crich Live events, please email info@crichlive.org 

To book tickets for any of our shows, visit our page on ticketsource.

Latest COVID update:- Our shows are continuing as normal and you are advised that mask wearing is advised and discretionary, although not compulsory, in public spaces and when seated. Our next show on 12th February and our expected seating is at tables so there is some social distancing in place.

  • ‘Dudley - The Jazz of Dudley Moore’ - Saturday 12th February 7.30pm

    Dudley - The Jazz of Dudley Moore

    Well known as a beloved comic actor perhaps fewer know about Dudley Moore, pianist and composer - appearing in late night sessions at Peter Cook's Establishment Club in 1960s Soho, on TV appearances, on recordings, and with big bands.

    'I can't imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, 'Which would you give up?', I'd have to say acting.' Dudley Moore

    In this vibrant, sophisticated and moving homage, the Chris Ingham Trio honour this prematurely lost and sadly missed jazz hero with delightful music, spiced with gentle anecdote and insight, this is an evening of intimate and heartfelt pleasure.

    Some pieces are quintessential expressions of the bright, optimistic, swinging 60s, others are deeply poignant, personal expressions of a darker, more complex world. Sometimes there is a unique and bittersweet mix of the two.

    Click here to buy tickets

  • ‘Ma Bessies Prohibition Party’ - Saturday 19th March 7.30pm

    Ma Bessies Prohibition Party

    Take a trip back to Prohibition-era America with Ma Bessie & The Pigfoot Band. This show is an incredible time capsule and brings the very best of 20s/30s blues and jazz to the present day, focusing on the life and musical canon of the late, great Empress of Blues herself, Bessie Smith. All bootleggers, gangsters and molls are most welcome.

    Led by Julia Titus and her impressive vocal range, the troupe offer a potted history of sorts, chronicling the life of Bessie Smith.

    As the performance is set around the prohibition era and beyond, every player in the group sounds and looks the part and audience members are more than welcome to join in by dressing up.

    ★★★★★ 'It's safe to say that an evening with Ma Bessie & The Pig Foot Band proves that jazz is good for the soul.' Get Reading

    Click here to buy tickets

  • ‘Bonfire Radicals in Concert ’ - Saturday 30th April 7.30pm

    Bonfire Radicals

    'Quite staggeringly special. On this evidence, Bonfire Radicals are quite a discovery - grab the chance to go see them live.' Fatea Magazine

    Birmingham-based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/ world scene with a fresh musical approach and a host of engaging traditional and original material.

    Probably unlike anything you've heard before, they draw on many eclectic influences for their sound - a fusion of medieval melodies, jazz-tinged swing, folk-rock, klezmer and all points in between - and go from pyrotechnic folk-rock to delicate unaccompanied singing.

    Plentifully melodic and richly rhythmic, they weave together emotive vocals and free-ranging classical recorder, clarinet and fiddle over a pulsating rhythm mix of guitar, bass and drums.

    Known for their highly spirited stage presence, the Bonfire Radicals' own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable.

    Click here to buy tickets

     

  • Call Australia! with Bush Gothic

    Bush Gothic

    In other news, despite the inability to have live events in recent months we did team up with the Live and Local organisation to involve the community in a long distance initiative!

    This was a ‘Living Room’ project which paired up some local groups and individuals, particularly the Junior School and the Day Care Centre, with Bush Gothic, an Australian folk band!

    The stories that were told, via phone calls, and shared about life in the community were turned into a song and CD.

    You can hear the amazing result here https://www.bushgothic.com/call-australia.html

More about Crich Live

‘Crich Live’ is comprised of new and existing volunteers bringing you fantastic live music and events built on the successes of recent years. It’s aims are simple. To bring, and make accessible, live performance, be it music, dance, comedy or drama, to the Parish reaching as wide and diverse an audience as possible.

This will see the use of The Glebe Field Centre as a venue, and involvement with the nationally recognised ‘Live and Local’ organisation, providing top quality artists and performers, as has previously been seen and enjoyed. ‘Crich Live’ also plans to work in partnership in the future with local performers, and other venues and organisations to bring live performance and events to the community.

Your support of course will be vital in ensuring a vibrant live performing scene continues to flourish.

We look forward to bringing you a diverse and entertaining programme and to seeing you at our shows!

Roger Bode, Promoter, Crich Live

Latest news about live events

  • A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    14 December 2021 A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    Join with the Christmas Story as it unfolds in windows around Crich from 15 December to 29 December.

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  • Crich Brass looking for new members!

    31 August 2021 Crich Brass looking for new members!

    Crich Brass are looking to recruit brass players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced brass player or simply have a desire to learn something new they provide a warm welcome and can even supply you with an instrument and tuition Free of Charge!

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  • Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    15 August 2021 Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    To celebrate the 100 years of the opening of Crich Comrades Club, the first date for your diary is Saturday 11 September 2021.

    We have a full day of entertainment lined up, with a free buffet, and the bar will be open until 1am. If you fancy dressing up, period dress is optional.

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Upcoming live events

4C Choir

4C Choir

Tue Jan 25 18:45:00 2022

Can you hold a tune?

4C Choir needs You!

Banish the winter blues and join our friendly informal choir.

We meet from 6.45 pm to 8.30 pm on Tuesdays at The Family Tree, Whatstandwell.

All welcome!

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Social group, Music

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Sat Feb 12 19:30:00 2022

Saturday 12th February 7:30pm at the Glebe Field Centre

Well known as a beloved comic actor perhaps fewer know about Dudley Moore, pianist and composer - appearing in late night sessions at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club in 1960s Soho, on TV appearances, on recordings, and with big bands.

‘I can’t imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, ‘Which would you give up?’, I’d have to say acting.’ Dudley Moore

In this vibrant, sophisticated and moving homage, the Chris Ingham Trio honour this prematurely lost and sadly missed jazz hero with delightful music, spiced with gentle anecdote and insight, this is an evening of intimate and heartfelt pleasure.

Some pieces are quintessential expressions of the bright, optimistic, swinging 60s, others are deeply poignant, personal expressions of a darker, more complex world. Sometimes there is a unique and bittersweet mix of the two.

Click here to buy tickets

Categories

Glebe, Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

Ma Bessies Prohibition Party

Ma Bessies Prohibition Party

Sat Mar 19 19:30:00 2022

Saturday 19th March 7:30pm at the Glebe Field Centre

Take a trip back to Prohibition-era America with Ma Bessie & The Pigfoot Band. This show is an incredible time capsule and brings the very best of 20s/30s blues and jazz to the present day, focusing on the life and musical canon of the late, great Empress of Blues herself, Bessie Smith. All bootleggers, gangsters and molls are most welcome.

Led by Julia Titus and her impressive vocal range, the troupe offer a potted history of sorts, chronicling the life of Bessie Smith.

As the performance is set around the prohibition era and beyond, every player in the group sounds and looks the part and audience members are more than welcome to join in by dressing up.

★★★★★ ‘It’s safe to say that an evening with Ma Bessie & The Pig Foot Band proves that jazz is good for the soul.’ Get Reading

Click here to buy tickets

 

Categories

Glebe, Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

Bonfire Radicals

Bonfire Radicals

Sat Apr 30 19:30:00 2022

Saturday 30th April 7:30pm at the Glebe Field Centre

‘Quite staggeringly special. On this evidence, Bonfire Radicals are quite a discovery - grab the chance to go see them live.’ Fatea Magazine

Birmingham-based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/ world scene with a fresh musical approach and a host of engaging traditional and original material.

Probably unlike anything you’ve heard before, they draw on many eclectic influences for their sound - a fusion of medieval melodies, jazz-tinged swing, folk-rock, klezmer and all points in between - and go from pyrotechnic folk-rock to delicate unaccompanied singing.

Plentifully melodic and richly rhythmic, they weave together emotive vocals and free-ranging classical recorder, clarinet and fiddle over a pulsating rhythm mix of guitar, bass and drums.

Known for their highly spirited stage presence, the Bonfire Radicals’ own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable.

Click here to buy tickets

Categories

Glebe, Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

Signals Festival

Signals Festival

Sat Jun 11 10:00:00 2022

FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT

Following the announcement from the prime minister and the ongoing COVID19 situation, we are disappointed to announce that SIGNALS Festival will no longer be able to go ahead on the planned date of 12 June 2021. After much consideration, we have taken the decision to postpone SIGNALS Festival until Saturday 11 June 2022.

SIGNALS one-day festival takes place at Crich Tramway Village. Experience the unexpected as you immerse yourself in an eclectically programmed day, where outstanding musical talent takes centre stage. As you explore the varied spaces across the site, you’ll discover a diverse mix of culture, film, and entertainment to fuel your senses. With an innovative schedule of activity suitable for all ages, everyone will feel welcome as a liberal sense of fun engulfs this very special site for the day.

Gates open at 10am, Headliners finish at 10.45pm, Festival closes at midnight

See the SIGNALS website for more details

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Music, Event