Music Acts 2017
Half Cut and Friends
(Friday evening only)
Now a firm Crick favourite, local band Half Cut and ‘Dangerous’ will be playing on Friday evening. They are well known to the locals of Crick, and popular with the crowd in the marina. Professional singer/songwriters, they will get the crowd on their feet, bringing their own unique blend of canal boat boogie, rhythm and blues.
Opening the musical proceedings at Crick Boat Show is Tori Sheard a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Nottingham, who takes influence from artists including Keaton Henson, The Lumineers and Daughter. She enjoys putting her unique take on well-known songs, as well as performing her own material.
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
After a successful stint at Crick 2016, from the coast of North Wales come this fine act with just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony. The trio promise to deliver a country blues set like you’ve never heard before.
Jim Carroll and Rob Austin make music that reflects where they come from, with a blend of rich melodies and acoustic ballads that will leave you wanting more.
The Herron Brothers/ The Covers Brothers
Paul and Steven Herron formed in 2008 and have been going strong ever since. As The Covers Brothers you can expect an acoustic guitar session and plenty of classic songs from the ’50s right up to the present day. As The Herron Brothers they will perform self-penned songs spanning their career.
Influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt and the gypsies, Swing Gitan's brand of gypsy jazz is guaranteed to get your feet moving! Enjoy their mixture of breezy latin grooves, the pulsating energy of the manouche guitar style and classic sounds derived from New Orleans.
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.
The Old Grey Dogs
Top-notch trio playing a mixture of newgrass, bluegrass and Americana music.
The Most Ugly Child
After a busy few years playing shows across the length and breadth of the country, The Most Ugly Child saw the release their first full length album, Copper and Lace, in 2016. They play country music the way it’s supposed to be played, with battered hearts worn on their sleeves. Their live shows are full of romanticism, sorrow and grit.
(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.
Differing from most gypsy jazz groups by using clarinet and accordion, Bon Accord also play French-style accordion music and Latin numbers, as well as tunes recorded by famous French singers such as Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Serge Gainsbourg.
These popular veterans of the East Midlands blues scene are terrific musicians. Equally at home on the concert stage or in the back room of a pub. Whether headlining their own shows or supporting legendary acts such as The Zombies and The Pretty Things, they never fail to go down a storm.