Music Acts 2018
Half Cut and Friends
(Friday evening only)
Now a firm Crick favourite, local band Half Cut and Friends will be playing on Friday evening. They are well known to the locals of Crick, and popular with the crowd in the marina. The singer/songwriters will be bringing their own unique blend of canal-boat boogie, rhythm and blues to the boat show.
Established Crick favourites Swing Gitan will be closing the show on Saturday night with a brand of gypsy jazz that’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping – expect energetic manouche guitar and breezy Latin grooves.
Serious Sam Barrett
Sam has twice been 'Pick of the Week' in The Guardian, which describe him as an “old before his years country-folk fellow”. Performing since 2004, Sam has already played at the renowned South by Southwest festival in Texas, received airplay from the BBC and played with some of the most prominent international names in contemporary roots/country/folk.
Guitarist and songwriter Joel Gardner is making his Crick debut, showcasing his catchy original music with powerful, thought-provoking lyrics.
The Old Grey Dogs
The Old Grey Dogs have been a familiar sight on the Crick stage as a trio, but return this year as a foursome. Their mixture of newgrass, bluegrass and Americana music now features the sweet, and sometimes explosive, sounds of the dobro guitar..
Wilf & the Hullabaloo
Wilf & the Hullabaloo’s original, foot-tapping songs are all accompanied by guitar and harmonica. Their set also features bluesy versions of some familiar songs.
Quirky acoustic pop covers.
Rhythm ’n’ Roots
In their third appearance at Crick, Rhythm ’n’ Roots’ rousing reggae sound will close the Show on Sunday evening.
Cherry Lee Mewis
Singer-songwriter Cherry Lee Mewis is a budding international act who promises a unique blend of country-style music influenced by ragtime, bluegrass and Americana.
The Kevin O’Regan Band
The Kevin O’Regan Band takes to the stage at Crick for the fourth time performing a range of blues and country inspired original folk tunes. This year the group will be joined by Irish dancers.
Hailing from Mansfield is solo artist Jim Carroll, has quietly honed his craft on the folk circuit. He’ll be performing unique acoustic versions of some classic hits.
(Sunday and Monday)
You don't get much more local than Crick-based Blues-acoustic musician/guitarist Derrick Meyer, regular performer at The Wheatsheaf Pub. A veteran of Crick Boat Show as part of Half Cut’s warm-up act in previous years, this year we’re delighted to have Derrick performing for us independently.
Bon Accord will bring French-style accordion music and latin numbers, alongside renditions of some familiar tunes by such artists as Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg, to the Show.
Bonnet & Belt Theatre Co
Bonnet & Belt Theatre Co will be performing Canals of Old England, a celebration of the heritage of our waterways in music sound and verse. Penned by boater Phil Underwood, the show tells the stories of working boaters and features original tunes on melodeon, concertina and fiddle.