Toyah, tributes and a legend this April at Artrix.
R&B legend Georgie Fame, pop icon Toyah Willcox and a great selection of tribute acts are amongst the highlights for music fans at Bromsgrove’s Artrix Arts Centre this April.
Martin Turner, ex-Wishbone Ash, kicks off a month of music at Artrix with a concert of his iconic 1974 album There’s The Rub on Friday 6th April at 8pm, followed by the UK’s number one tribute to the gods of rock and roll, Hats Off To Led Zeppelin on Saturday 7th April at 7.30pm.
Folk music at Artrix this month includes duo Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan on Friday 13th April at 8pm, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk, on Saturday 14th April at 8pm and critically praised singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid on Friday 27th April at 8pm.
In one of a select number of UK tour dates jazz and r&b legend Georgie Fame appears in concert at Artrix for one night only on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm.
Paying homage to all of Steely Dan’s favourite tracks in a two hour-plus show, Nearly Dan performs at Artrix on Saturday 14th April at 8pm.
The top tribute acts continue with Jive Talkin, an evening of unrivalled BeeGees harmonies featuring three real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons on Saturday 21st April at 7.30pm. The 70s tunes continue with Diamond, as Jamie Knight returns to Artrix as Neil Diamond on Thursday 26th April at 8pm, superbly supported by his seven piece Manuka band.
Saturday 28th April sees household name and pop icon Toyah Willcox come to Artrix with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal Tour. This lively, entertaining and revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well-loved hits, alongside recalling stories from her colourful thirty-five year career.
Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra & WYJO2 round off the month’s music with a concert on Sunday 29th April at 7pm, featuring special guest trumpeter Enrico Tomasso.
For further information on any of the events listed above or to book tickets visit www.artrix.co.uk or call Box Office on 01527 577330.